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HEAVEN

HAS HEELS

UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE IRREGULAR CHOICE BRINGS TO LIFE ANOTHER CINEMATIC FAVORITE

DO HEELS MAKE YOU FEEL MORE POWERFUL?

70+ SHOES TO ROCK YOUR WORLD

dance like no one is watching.. The Music issue featuring rock-star worthy looks, exclusive interviews and much, much more!

ISSUE #29 | APRIL 2016


contents READ 16. THE STORYTAILORS

20. DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

22. Up, UP & AWAY

26. SOME LIKE IT HOT

28. HANDS OF INDIGO

Weaving fairytale fashion one outfit at a time.

Irregular Choice brings to life another cinematic favorite.

L.A. Designer Chris Frances raises the style stakes.

Safa Şahin’s latest collection has us fired up.

Embracing the slow dance of design.

WEAR 7. ELEVATE YOUR STYLE Kobi Levi, the connoisseur of inspired design strikes again.

8. UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR Go confidently in the direction of your starworthy style.

10. WALK THIS WAY This season, expect wonderful wedges from your favorite designers.

11. SERIOUS BAGGAGE When it comes to rockstarworthy design, these bags exude serious attitude for the style savvy.

12. BABY GOT THE BLUES Usher in a sense of calm with this season’s shades of blue.

14. HEAVY METAL Get hot and heavy with these metallic accessories.


SHARE 68. ONLINE CONFESSIONS We go behind-the-scenes with Luisa Loveday of luxury lingerie brand, Loveday London.

70. MODEL MOMENT We catch up with Elite Lisbon’s Mauro Lopes, because great abs are considered a must-have accessory.

74. STEPPING OUT We head down under to let you in on one of Australia’s best kept culinary secrets.

76. STONED The incredible designs of London’s Tessa Metcalfe.

BEAUTY

77. SHOP STOP

82. EDITOR’S PICK

We head to Sucre, the champion of independent jewelry design.

78. HONESTY HOUR

Beauty treats for the discerning fashionista.

84. EYE ON BEAUTY

Do women seem more powerful in a pair of heels?

Up close and personal with the founder of Beauteque. com.

79. FASHION

86. THE CLEVER CONTOUR

Check out what’s hot on the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

Today’s hottest beauty trend explained with Makeup Geek’s resident expert.

80. KNOW THY DESIGNER

87. RUN AWAY WITH THIS LOOK

We asked some of our favorite jewelry designers, what’s one thing people would never guess about you?

Macadamia International Creative Director gives us the how-to.

88. YOUR HOROSCOPE From renowned astrologer Manish Kumar Arora.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Angela Gilltrap CREATIVE DIRECTOR Rochelle Taylor PHOTO DIRECTOR Rob Shaw COPY EDITOR Tonya Markus FEATURES EDITOR Julia Stuart CONTRIBUTORS

HUGO BARBOSA, LISA CAMERON, LUIS ECA, SHERRI JESSEE, KEIFLA, CHLOE LINTON, MIKAYLA MADIGAN, MICHELLE MATTHEWS, Sofia Neto, MARCO PINHEIRO, RODNEY RAY, NICOLE ROSS, ANASTASIA RUBIN, JASON SETIAWAN, Joana Lobao Teixeira, INES TRAVARES, PAOLA VALESQUEZ

Heaven Has Heels magazine is published by Lot 17 Media. The entire contents of Heaven Has Heels are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Heaven Has Heels accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts and/or photographs and assumes no liability for products or services advertised herein. Heaven Has Heels reserves the right to edit, rewrite, refuse or reuse material, is not responsible for errors or omissions and may feature same on HeavenHasHeels.com, as well as other mediums for any and all purposes.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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ance like no one is watching. That’s exactly what we did. In a deserted car park, in the middle of Portugal, we let ourselves get lost in the music. And it was perfect. Sometimes in life, music is the only thing that can cure a broken heart and uplift a damaged soul. It has the power to transcend words and move us in ways that defy explanation. In this, our Music Issue, we explore the role it plays in our lives. From literal inspiration—as found in the Harp Heels of footwear designer Kobi Levi—to pop influences that shape our fashion. Music is a universal language whose influence can never be underestimated. We hope you enjoying reading this issue as much as we enjoyed creating it. Until next time, may your heels be as high as your standards,

Angela Gilltrap

Editor-In-Chief


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fashionclash.nl

Heritage edition

30.06 — 03.07 Spectacular programme with more than 100 talents from all over the world. Fashion shows, exhibition, performances, designer market and more.

8th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival in Maastricht The Netherlands


elevate your style Inspired

THE CONNOISSEUR OF INSPIRED DESIGN, FOOTWEAR DESIGNER, KOBI LEVI, is destined for A standing ovation WITH his heavenly harp heels.

KOBI LEVI Harp heel, KobiLeviDesign.com

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Rupert Sanderson Cassandra heel, Couture.Zappos.com

Aperlai Clear strappy sandals, FarFetch.com

JUST CAVALLI calf and leather patent heels, Couture.Zappos.com

Stuart Weitzman Mostly Suede sandals, FarFetch.com

Missoni Ankle strap kid sandal, Couture.Zappos.com

Charlotte Olympia Mischievous sandals, FarFetch.com


Runway Images: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid SS16

Unleash YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR Go confidently in the direction of your STAR-WORTHY style.

Mugler cropped leather jacket FARFETCH.COM

Forget the guitar, these accessories are all you need to add a little rockstar chic to your style arsenal. From glitter to glam, it’s all about confidence, attitude and effortless styling.

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Fausto Puglisi embellished miniskirt FARFETCH.COM Paula Cademartori Ninfea sandals, FarFetch.com

FRANCIS MONTESINOS

JUANA MARTIN

ROBERTO VERINO

ON THE RUNWAY

SAINT LAURENT Emmanuelle Small embellished fringed leather bucket bag MYTHERESA.COM

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LANVIN

CHLOÉ SOPHIA WEBSTER

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

Walk this way The humble heel has been reimagined thanks to these out-of-the-box designs. From Ferragamo to Proenza Schouler, dress them up or dress them down depending on the occasion. Available at FarFetch.com

STUART WEITZMAN

THIS SEASON, EXPECT WONDERFUL WEDGES FROM YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS.

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SERIOUS BAGGAGE when it comes to rockstar-worthy design, these bags exude serious attitude for the style savvy.

House Of Voltaire Jeremy Deller God Bless David Bowie tote, FarFetch.com

SHOP THIS PAGE Paula Cademartori Alice shoulder bag, FarFetch.com

Benedetta Bruzziches Cloud Fringe Degrade clutch, Couture.Zappos.com

Stella McCartney Falabella chain tote, FarFetch.com

Barbara Bonner Lilith Medium shoulder bag, Couture.Zappos.com

Kate Spade New York Kids Scout Crossbody bag, Couture.Zappos.com

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Runway Images: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid AW15

ROBERTO VERINO

BABY GOT THE BLUES ULISES MERIDA

USHER IN A SENSE OF CALM WITH THIS SEASON’S SHADES OF BLUE. From denim uppers to glamorous glitter, there really is something for everyone in this season’s blue toned accessories—consider it your new black.

Dsquared2 flared hem biker jacket farfetch.COM

JUANJO OLIVA

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Stella McCartney oversized cat eye sunglasses FARFETCH.COM

Giuseppe Zanotti Design Curved strap sandals, FarFetch.com

Kenzo Kalifornia chain wallet FARFETCH.COM

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Jimmy Choo Kaye sandals, FarFetch.com

Jimmy Choo Laria pumps, FarFatch.com

Pollini Peep toe mules, FarFetch.com

Malone Souliers Maureen strappy naked heel pumps, FarFetch.com

Gianni Renzi Stiletto mules, FarFetch.com

Pierre Hardy Charlotte sandals, FarFetch.com


Giuseppe Zanotti Back buckle slides, Couture.Zappos.com

Burberry Hayfield wedges, Couture.Zappos.com

Oscar de la Renta Fauna pumps, Couture.Zappos.com

Vivienne Westwood Betty slingback sandal, Couture.Zappos.com

Oscar de la Renta Opina pumps, Couture.Zappos.com

Charlotte Olympia Mischievous wedges 100, Couture.Zappos.com


Lanvin metallic blazer FARFETCH.COM

JUANA MARTIN

METAL

ULISES MERIDA

Runway Images: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid AW15

HEAVY GET HOT AND HEAVY WITH THESE METALLIC ACCESSORIES. Harness the power of this season’s hottest metallic hues to get your groove on.

SHOP THIS PAGE TERESA HELBIG

LANVIN METALLIC SHORTS FarFETCH.COM

Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic chunky heel sandal pattern pumps, Couture.Zappos.com

Bao Bao Issey Miyake metallic prism tote FARFETCH.COM

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THE STORYTAILORS WEAVING THE FABRIC OF FAIRYTALE FASHION one outfit at a time. Every once in a while you stumble upon something special; a design aesthetic that transports you to another time, another place. This was the case for me when I first stumbled upon the Storytailors in New York City. Intrigued by their design concept and commercial success, I caught up with the brains behind these beautiful creations, Joao Branco and Luis Sanchez. Storytailors.pt — ANGELA GILLTRAP How did you meet? We met in College, during the five year Fashion Design Course at Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa. We got along from the beginning, sharing thoughts and ideas. By the third year, we had realized that our visions complemented one another and decided to do projects together. It was a year later, after winning the Smirnoff Fashion Awards in Portugal and getting third price in the international final in New York, that we decided to create Storytailors. What qualities do you bring out in each other? We fuel

each other’s imagination and defy one another’s boundaries. Together, we love pushing our limits further, and flirt constantly with new concepts and techniques. In the creative process, we build the story together, then João is more about the shape and volumes, and Luís is more about fabrics and finishing. João is more about having tons of ideas and Luís is more about editing them. Luís brings out João’s healthy practicality and João feeds delicious madness into Luís’ imagination. The concept of made-to-order is quite far removed from today’s retail model, why did you choose this, rather than ready-to-wear? We feel that the retail model is changing and evolving; it’s a gut feeling. We do have a line of garments that we call our ready-to-tailor, which consists of Storytailors’ essential designs that we produce in sizes for immediate sale; this is our equivalent to ready-to-wear but it is not mass made. And then we have what we call our tailor made design service, when we work for a specific client, one-on-one.

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The reason we chose to work like this to date, is because we feel today’s mass made garment industry system is mainly organized for huge corporations with heavy load investments and it’s mostly based on garment reproducing and not garment creation or development. It’s often about lowering costs and prices, at the expense of underpaid labor, third world exploitation and misery, generating in the process huge amounts of clothing waste; those are not at all our values. Our production is 100% made in Portugal and on a small scale, which allows us more design experimentation and less investment in stock; we want to create new garments and develop new ideas, sure it’s more challenging, but that’s what feeds passion into the whole team; we believe that in the end, the makers should be as happy and fulfilled during

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the process as the wearers of the garments. We also look to sharing with our clients part of the thrill of the creative process by introducing them to the designs details that allow them to change aspects of the pieces, stimulating their artistic vision and individuality through self-expression, thus truly making the garments their own (for us, this is the ultimate meaning of luxury, an absolutely individualized garment). We believe in the timeless value of good design, opposite to seasonality; and because we develop our patterns indoors, we can always accept an order for any design of any collection we presented so far, back to the very first one. We know it’s an unconventional stand, but we feel it’s the right thing to do.


What influence do you think being Portuguese has contributed to the brand? The light of the country inspires us! Always! It’s so special, optimistic and uplifting! It has a soul that is rich, complex, romantic and dark but forward looking at the same time—so deliciously contradictory! João was Born in Portugal with both parents Portuguese; Luís’ father is Portuguese and Luís’ mother is Venezuelan, he was actually born in Venezuela and moved to Portugal at the age of ten. The culture of both countries is always present in our inspirations—the traditions, the folklore, but also contemporary society and artistic movements, even politics and of course, projections for the future. All of that manifests through layers in our collections.

What’s been your biggest career achievement to date? Every step feels like our biggest achievement so far. But lately, we would have to say having had two dresses commissioned by the Kennedy Center in Washington, for the “Iberian Suite” exhibition on March 2015, and later that year developing a relationship with New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology Museum FIT, through their first purchase of a Storytailors’ piece that is currently on display in their “Fashion and Fairytale” exhibition. What exciting developments do you have in the works for 2016 and beyond? As we speak, we are presenting the new collection AW2016, The White Widows Walk. We are also further developing our plans for the U.S. and we are going to be in NY. There is many more exciting updates to come.


DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE irregular choice brings to life another cinematic favorite.

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rregular Choice has yet another hit on their hands with their second Disney collaboration Alice in Wonderland. This is a unique selection of conversation-worthy heels that showcases the brand’s unique talent for inspired design. Earlier this year, the U.K. brand turned heads with their coveted Star Wars™ collection—a series of character shoes that reimagined iconic figures from the worldwide phenomenon. The collection quickly gained traction with everything from faux fur Chewbacca boots to R2D2 heeled pumps. This latest collaboration comes on the heels of Disney Studio’s new film: Alice Through the Looking Glass which premieres in May 2016. It’s been six years since Tim Burton smashed box office records with his take on Alice in Wonderland and with such success, a sequel was inevitable. This time, it’s former Muppets director James Bobin who takes the helm as Director while the star-studded cast reunites for another sure-fire hit.

Once again, Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter with Mia Wasikowska returning as Alice. Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Fry and many more return for another adventure down the rabbit hole. The newest cast member, Sacha Baron Cohen, plays the role of Time—a creature who is part human, part clock. The sequel will find Alice (Mia Wasikowska) return to the world of Underland and discover that things are going very wrong. The Mad Hatter is “growing darker,” and Alice is the only person or thing who can help before it’s too late. The footwear collection on the other hand, embraces the lighter side of the Disney original. It’s a best-of with a tea-pot heeled ankle boot complete with glitter and polka dot bow; Cheshire Cat ballet slipper (with tail) and of course, the Alice heel. While we may have to wait until May to see the movie, you can step out in style today, thanks to these amazing heavenly heels. IrregularChoice.com — Nicole Ross

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UP, UP & AWAY L.A. DESIGNER Chris Francis RAISES THE STYLE STAKES. You’re designs are amazing, is it true that you are self taught? Thank You! Yes, I began making shoes in 2011 after watching a guest shoemaker hand-stitch men’s shoe soles at a Louis Vuitton party. That was the first time I realized that making a shoe by hand was possible. I didn’t know of any schools for shoemaking, and internships weren’t available to me, so I taught myself. By the end of the week after the Vuitton party, I had made a wearable pair of boots in my kitchen. My first designs were all inspired by the seventies, partly due to my girlfriend’s shoe collection. I would look at her shoes for reference, and I learned mostly by interpreting what had already been done. I frequented the shoe sections of all the luxury house stores, always looking at details and techniques. My designs eventually became very much my own and I found that I had developed my own design vocabulary and my own vision, progressive to what had already been done. Why shoes? In the beginning I just really loved shoes, I had wanted to be a shoe designer but didn’t realize it was possible. Now shoes have become ways to lift small-scale architectural models and ideas off the ground. I was a builder before I became a shoemaker and because of that foundation, I approach design very architecturally. I see the shoe as a structure that supports vertical human weight even while in motion upon the short span of the foot arch, so it really is a wearable act of architecture. In my realm of the shoe, I can launch ideas quickly and utilize a vast amount of materials on a minimal budget, which is quite the opposite of building on a large scale. The shoe has seemingly endless possibilities and is able to bridge so many interests. I believe that in some contexts, a shoe design can be as much of an act of art as any painting or sculpture, and my motives for designing shoes are purely artistic. I can express myself with a shoe like no other form I have experimented with, every pair is a portrait of the moment I am in, I can document sound, a feeling, a point in history or a vision for the future, all in the creation of a shoe design, there are no limitations. Has there ever been a concept that you couldn’t make into a creation? Sure, I’m surprised when any concept actually works out! It takes sometimes three or four prototypes to see a concept live in reality and disasters are a regular occurrence. I exist happily in an experimental realm where I question design and function in the hopes of finding answers that come in the shape of shoes. Some designs end up as noble attempts and become sculptures, while others break through multiple barriers and become wearable. To not experiment and remain within the ‘known’ parameters of shoemaking would be considered a failure, in respect to my designs. Some designs I’ve made that appear to be

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successful to others, I regard as ultimate failures due to their commonality and lack of experimentation. My definition of success is the manipulation of potential failure towards a visually or structurally pleasing outcome, but this may not be true for others, everyone makes their shoes or their art for different reasons, and there is no right or wrong definition for success and failure. Many times I fail to hit both marks in a single design but I have often regarded piles of rubble to be more inspiring than some of my shoes that meet the traditional definitions of success. I think footwear is one of the hardest facets of design, would you agree? In my case it is extremely difficult, all of my shoes are designed and handmade in-house, which is not very common anymore. I make clothing and handbags too; sometimes I am working on shoes, jackets and handbags at the same time, which is extremely challenging because all are created with different mathematical formulas and orders of construction. Stage shoes need to dance, tap twenty guitar pedals, run, jump, look beautiful and be comfortable. Clothing needs to do the same but accommodate a wide range of motion and be very well tailored. Everything is made-to-measure and every body type is different. Handbags have lots of structural integrities, multiple compartments, hardware and design features, they can be really challenging. Shoes for the art museum need to fit imaginations and have a reason to be on a pedestal, they stand in a still sculptural state without a human model so they really need to make an impact. Every shoe has a different set of variables, material wise as well as structurally and visually. I think everything in the creative world of fashion, shoes, jewelry and art that are authentically made and thoughtfully designed is difficult but shoes, from my perspective, are the most difficult objects I’ve ever made. Growing up in Kokomo, Indiana was footwear always something you saw yourself doing? Not at all, I was a painter and even as a child I had been painting and making art. I gained recognition for my paintings in high school, which enabled me to travel and study with established artists. My vision of the world broadened, so I began looking for ways to leave my hometown. I graduated high school a semester early with scholarships to Maryland Institute College of Art where I studied fine art but found myself gravitating to the third dimension and becoming more sculptural. While attending MICA I really became fascinated with avant-garde artists and art movements, that inspiration can still be found in my shoe designs. I was not interested in designing shoes until I had settled down in Los Angeles, where I began spray-painting shoes all over Hollywood. Nike noticed some of my artwork and commissioned me to design an ad campaign, which featured graffiti artists.


What materials do you most like to work with? Materials are not limited to any preference; I believe material exploration is vital to successful experimentation and unique outcomes, so I prefer new discoveries in material use to set ways. My newest collection makes use of concrete, steel, wood, glass, acrylic, copper, brass, rubber and leather. The inspiration came from Brutalist Architecture and it is currently on display at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles. Material use and choice are so important when designing a shoe, the shoe is so small that every surface hardness, texture and color all play a role in the outcome of the overall design. If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing? I would probably end up choosing to explore architecture and structural engineering, being a shoemaker has actually led me to think more along these terms. Although, I love what I am doing, I get to make my art and people get to interpret it. I’m fortunate to have gained recognition for my work so early in my career, and to be able to attend my own museum exhibitions as a living artist in my own time, there isn’t a complaint I could have. I think I found my calling! What’s one thing that’s truly surprised you about your design journey? That others have appreciated my designs enough to accept them as a valid form of art, and that the designs have bridged art, fashion and architecture and have been allowed in museums. I would have never expected that, I set out to learn and have fun and to invent a world that I was happy in and it’s been an amazing journey. I’ve met wonderful and fascinating people and have really been fortunate with the opportunity that have come my way. What kind of legacy would you like to leave to the design world? The legacies that move me are the ones that educate and inspire. I hope to make innovations and discoveries that could do the same for future makers and designers. I would hope for a legacy that inspires minds to open to all forms of art and design and look beyond barriers and categorization. One that inspires selfeducation and stands as an example that one can come from regular beginnings and build their dream.

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SOME LIKE IT HOT SAFA şAHIN’S LATEST COLLECTION HAS US FIRED UP.

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e’ve long been fans of conceptual footwear designer Safa Şahin. A graduate of the Turkish Shoemakers Industrialists Institute Foundation, he went on to study both Art, Design and Fine Art before launching his own brand of shoes and design in 2012. His latest collection, Melting is a work of art that takes the wearer on a visual journey while delivering conversation-worthy wearable footwear. It’s the striking silhouettes that make this collection such a standout. Comprised of five

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different heels, this small yet entrancing capsule collection is another in which Şahin challenges the confines of footwear design, paying homage to the practical elements while pushing the boundaries of what ornamentation means in shoe design. Creative cutouts, a new heel shape and uniform color unify the collection’s aesthetics while leaving the shoe connoisseur wanting more. Always imaginative and experimental, we look forward to seeing what’s next for this talented footwear designer, photographer and painter. SafaSahin.com — ANASTASIA RUBIN


HANDS OF INDIGO EMBRACING the slow dance of design.

HANDS OF INDIGO IS PART OF A slow design movement that creates innovative solutions for traditional craft techniques. Founded in 2014 we caught up with founder, fine artist and printmaker, Yanna Soares, What makes this project so special to you? It’s a very personal project as it derives from the work I make as a fine artist, which involves exploring cultural identity, geometry and symbolism. I find a lot of the concepts that I investigate in printmaking easily cross over into the brand. Not only because of the choice of name, but also with the material and formal elements. The intense cultural research is something that goes beyond selling handbags. I believe taking a slower and more considered look at things can be very healthy to the mind and soul, and that is our brand ethos. You recently made a big lifestyle change moving from London to Portugal, how hard was that decision? The decision came naturally to me. I have been a nomad my entire life and I usually

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find that lifestyle changes have to be done boldly. Otherwise, you will always talk about the grass being greener on the other side and feel incomplete. I moved to Lisbon in July of last year, but I still go to London every month, it’s only a two hour flight. I love the fact that I experience both worlds, all the excitement that I get in London is balanced out by the slow-pace in Lisbon. Plus, being a pattern designer, I cannot think of another European city that offers so much architectural and decorative visual stimulus. How do you think you’re environment affects your creativity? I think making time to be creative and to be idle can be very positive as it means you are in tune with the natural progression of things. Embracing a level of groundlessness is vital in any creative work. Slow is really just the way things are if you think about it carefully, so nothing has really changed, just our attitude towards time. Living in an environment where people are not desperately competing is very refreshing. I enjoy very simple pleasures here, like watching my neighbor water her plants every morning while the bells of the church ring. It sounds overly romantic, but it is my reality here.

Have you been surprised about people’s reactions towards the brand? Yes and no. Yes, because I was completely overwhelmed when I launched Hands of Indigo. I had no idea how people would react. We were able to develop a waiting list very fast, even before the product was entirely launched. That was completely daunting to me, honestly. It took me a few months to find a team of partners. Plus, coming from a fine art background and having no experience with fashion production has certainly taught me great lessons. There is no doubt that there is an underlying desire these days from the customer for more authenticity in products, which I believe has a direct correlation to the social media boom. Being able to translate that quest for virtual individualism into a tangible product is what I love. What are you currently working on now? We are relaunching the brand this year after an hiatus. There were so many things to work on after the launch, which include an expanded collection. I spent most of last year researching techniques and have now achieved the look that I was after. It took so much trial and error, making things that absolutely did not work and then having to laugh about them.


iconic style = insta-magic @badgalriri Rihanna doesn’t even need to use her own name to attract over 36 million followers. From sneak peeks at her fashion collabs to music video snippers, this bad girl is well worth following. — Instagram.com/badgalriri

@BEYONCE Boasting over 66 million followers and selfies with the first lady, Beyonce’s account is a great one to have in your daily feed. — Instagram.com/beyonce

@GWENSTEFANI Okay, so she may only have 3+ million followers but we love Gwen’s style and her spirit—not to mention her line of footwear. — Instagram.com/gwenstefani


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THINGS A HANDBAG DESIGNER CARRIES IN HER HandBAG

WE CAUGHT UP WITH AWARD-WINNING ACCESSORY DESIGNER ELLIA WANG TO FIND OUT WHAT SHE CARRIES IN HER ALWAYS-CHIC Diamond Shoulder Bag.

Keys

Lipst ick

Sketchbook

iPhone Wallet


HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? WE CATCH UP WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE international STYLE BLOGGERS AND ASK, HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH TO PAY FOR A PAIR OF SHOES?

“When it comes to shoes I believe in paying for quality. I definitely think of them as an investment. That being said, I knew a girl who spent $10,000 on a pair and that’s too much.” HASHTAGLIZ.com

“I don’t mind paying for quality, but when a shoe is just expensive because it’s from a certain brand, not because of the material or the way it’s made, that’s when I draw a line.” LOVELYBYLUCY.COM

“You can’t think about money when you’re thinking about shoes. You need to think about style and quality.” SKINNYLIAR.COM

LOG ONTO HEAVENHASHEELS.COM FOR MORE FROM OUR DAILY STYLE FILE

“The most I’ve ever spent is $1,400. so, I’d say $1,500 is too much.” Tuolomee.COM

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rock candy Photographed by JASON SETIAWAN Styled by ANGELA GILLTRAP

PALMER JONES dress; MBS JEWELRY metallic cuff; DEEPA GURNANI necklace and cuff; DKNY tights.

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ELIE TAHARI jacket; DEEPA GURNANI earrings; 7 CHARMING SISTERS necklace.


CYNTHIA ROWLEY dress; MBS JEWELRY ear cuff; ROX 950 metal cuff; DEEPA GURNANI feather cuff; DKNY tights; CC CORSO COMO shoes.

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CYNTHIA ROWLEY dress; DEEPA GURNANI earrings; SWAROVSKI bracelet; 7 CHARMING SISTERS necklace; DKNY tights; CARRANO shoes.

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Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion dress; LINEA PELLE bag; 7 CHARMING SISTERS necklace & earrings; MBS JEWELRY bracelet; DKNY tights; CC CORSO COMO shoes.


WAI MING dress; LINEA PELLE vest; DEEPA GURNANI earrings and necklace; 7 CHARMING SISTERS cuff; DKNY tights; CC CORSO COMO shoes.


THEIA dress; DEEPA GURNANI head wear, necklace and bracelet; DKNY tights; CC CORSO COMO shoes. Makeup & Hair: Sherri Jessee Nails: Michelle Matthews Photo assistants: HUGO BARBOSA & MIKAYLA MADIGAN Production: paola valesquez Model: dayna FRAZER for fenton model MANAGEMENT

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WICKED Photographed by LUIS EÇA Styled by INÊS TAVARES


PEDRO PEDRO jacket; ZARA hat; REMINISCENCE bracelet.

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ZARA top; SEXY WOMAN top; JEFFREY CAMPBELL shoes.

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NO TYPE hat; Ladrรณn de Arte necklace.


Kaoâ dress; CALVIN KLEIN top; no type hat; zara necklace; Stylist’s own bracelet.


Calvin Klein top; ZARA top and scarf; PEDRO PEDRO skirt; Stylist’s own necklace; VANGLORIA necklace (as bracelet); JEFFREY CAMPBELL boots.

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Stylist’s own dress and necklace; Moskkito bag; MIISTA shoes.

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RELISH tunic and beanie; ONE JEWELRY necklace; REMINISCENCE bracelet. Hair: Marco Pinheiro Makeup Artist: Joana Lobao Teixeira Makeup Assistant: XANA Stylist’s Assistant: Sofia Neto Model: CLARA RIEDENSTEIN for CENTRAL MODELS Special thanks to BOUTIQUE DO RIO, 39ª CONCEPT, STORE, MAISON FLAIR


FACE THE MUSIC Photographed by RODNEY RAY Styled by LISA CAMERON


Marla Guloien romper from ShopGlamRock; AMERICAN APPAREL hat; MELIS YILDIZ heels.

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MIKE VENSEL long top and crop top; MARLA GULOIEN skirt from ShopGlamRock; ALDO gloves; MICHAEL KORS black belt with gold; ZARA black belt with silver; ANDROGYN jewelry.

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MIKE VENSEL top; EMILY DACCARETT vest; Marla Guloien jacket from ShopGlamRock; BEAUTIFUL LIBERATION pants; AMERICAN APPAREL hat; ANDROGYN jewelry; BEBE heels.


MOLLY BRACKEN top; Marla Guloien shorts from ShopGlamRock; AMI CLUBWEAR booties.


KATYUSHA COUTURE top; ARTICLES OF SOCIETY jeans; MELIS YILDIZ heels.

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MOLLY BRACKEN top and shorts.

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Marla Guloien dress from ShopGlamRock; KATYUSHA COUTURE gloves; ANITA K JEWELRY bangle. Makeup: CHLOE LINTON Hair: KEIFLA Model: HANNAH for GENESIS INDUSTRIES


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beauty beat Photographed by LUIS EÇA Makeup by Antonia Rosa Atelier

runaway with these mind blowing beauty looks from the latest edition of modalisboa, lisbon fashion week.

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LUIS EÇA Portuguese photographer Luis EÇa has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. An accomplished photographer, his work has been published around the world in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Edit Mag and more. To see more, head to LuisEca.com.


online confessions BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT OUR FAVORITE ONLINE DESTINATIONS. If you’re after hardcore romance then you’ll swoon over Loveday London. The luxury lingerie and lifestyle brand delivers designs that are fiercely-feminine. Here, you’ll find everything from sexy lingerie and glamorous loungewear, to sumptuous quilts and pillows. We caught up with the brand’s charismatic founder Luisa Loveday, who seemed destined for a career in romance. — LovedayLondon. com How did it all begin? Loveday London has been developing in my mind for as long as I can remember. I always knew I was going to start my own label; I used to design hats for Ladies Day at Ascot (a horse racing event in the U.K.) when I was a child and put my name into logos using Microsoft paint! What is your design background? I studied Design Management at the University of Manchester and graduated with a First class Honours degree. As part of my course I spent a year working with luxury lingerie brand Fleur of England. Having returned to Fleur after graduating, I started a design role at Coco de Mer London, where I was responsible for the creative direction of the company. We love the brand’s tag line

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“The irresistible desire to feel irresistibly desired,” how important is it to feel irresistible? The catch phrase sits along side our tag line ‘Hardcore Romance,’ both of these are hugely important when developing new concepts and designs for the label. It’s essential that the wearer feels irresistible in Loveday London and all of our designs must be both feminine and erotic simultaneously. What advice to you have for those looking to up their boudoir style? Confidence is key—it’s what unites the Loveday London customer. Both men and women should find their inner confidence to let their desires govern their choices when it comes to selecting boudoir styles. Loveday London is feminine enough to not be ‘scary,’ but sexy enough to ignite passion and new energy. What exciting developments do you have in the works for 2016? 2016 has already been an exciting year, we brought the label to New York City for the first time in February. We’ll be back in August to the shows in Paris and New York. We also have a secret collaboration of an addition to our boudoir range in the pipeline for 2016.


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MODEL MOMENT BECAUSE GREAT ABS ARE CONSIDERED AN ACCESSORY. Photographed by Celso Colaรงo

NAME: INSTAGRAM: AGENCY: DISCOVERED: FIRST RUNWAY SHOW: OUTSIDE OF FASHION:

Mauro Lopes @maurolopes Elite Lisbon Elite Model Look 2009 Nuno Gama I like to work out, watch movies and spend time with family and friends.

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STEPPING OUT LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO AUSTRALIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET: THE COURTHOUSE.

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he frangipani trees are in full bloom. The hibiscus flowers are swaying in the breeze that gently blows in off the ocean, lapping steps away. On the horizon, the distant shores of Stradbroke Island beckon. This is the setting for Queensland’s best kept secret, The Courthouse. Located 40 mins drive from Brisbane’s CBD, this historic, award-winning restaurant sits on the water at Cleveland Point with uninterrupted ocean views and a menu that celebrates the best in Australian dining. Originally constructed as an early colonial cottage, it was rented to the colonial secretary in 1853 and used as a courthouse and police lock-up. Wealthy land and property owner Francis Edward Bigge used handmade bricks and brought in sandstone windowsills from England to construct the now heritage-listed building. Sunday school and church services were also held here—the town’s first place of worship. The building later fell into disrepair until Mr. and Mrs. Edmonds bought and partially restored the building in 1961. In 1978, the building found a new savior in the form of Harry and Ann Garms who found the perfect balance of preservation and modernization, building an extension that allows for al fresco dining and giving the building a new lease of life as the home of The Courthouse Restaurant. This is a restaurant that offers unpretentious, five-star dining in a calm, picturesque setting. For five years, I have dined here and not once, have I had a bad experience. The quality of ingredients, execution of dishes and service are beyond reproach. The Sautéed Prawns, Scallops, and Moreton Bay Bug in a Garlic Lemon Pepper Cream remains my favorite. Piled high, this is not a restaurant who skimps on ingredients. Here, the freshness of the

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seafood shines through as the lemon pepper cream adds a touch of indulgence to the dish. Served on a bed of crispy, fresh vegetables, and potato gratin, it’s not uncommon to see fine diners contemplate licking the plate—myself included. Another highlight, the restaurant’s Escalope’s of Veal with Crispy Prosciutto, served with White Wine and Mushroom Sauce. An exceptional dish, beautifully executed, it remains a favorite among locals. The hardest thing you will have to do at The Courthouse, is decide what to order. From the Cone Bay Saltwater Barramundi, Macadamia Nut Crust, Lemon and Chive Sauce to the 200g Grain Fed Eye Fillet and Sautéed Ocean Prawns in a Béarnaise and Red Wine Jus, this menu does not disappoint. Why not start off with a dozen Fresh Tasmanian Oysters Kilpatrick or perhaps the Grilled Hervey Bay Scallops served in their half shell, Topped with Mornay sauce? As for sides, the Shoestring French Fries with Truffle Oil and Parmesan Cheese will bring out the worst in your fellow diners as they jostle for more of these seemingly basic, yet delicious, offerings. For desert, I highly recommend the Crème Caramel with Honeycomb, Fresh Berries and Chantilly Cream or the Brandy Snap Basket filled with Raspberry Sorbet, topped with Seasonal Berries. Then again, the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake served with Chocolate Mousse and Salted Caramel Filled Chocolates is sensational. For those with savory leanings, the cheese selection showcases the best of Australia with King Island and South Cape on offer. With a tempting International wine list and relaxed atmosphere, this is a restaurant that offers incredible value and the ultimate in culinary bliss. CourthouseRestaurant.com.au — ANGELA GILLTRAP


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Pigeon Grasp Claws with London Blue and Swiss Topaz Rings, TessaMetcalfeJewellery.co.uk

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THE INCREDIBLE DESIGNS OF LONDON’s TESSA METCALFE.

Describe your designs in three words: Fantasy. Unnecessary. Decadent.

What’s one thing jewelry design has taught you about life? Learn from your mistakes.

How did you get started in the jewelry industry? While studying illustration at university, I became obsessed with pigeons. I decided I needed to make a road kill pigeon into a hat, so I started learning taxidermy. I had the feet left over so I cast them, and then started to build these mythical pigeon characters.

What’s your greatest professional accomplishment to date? My favorite thing is being a part of other people’s stories. You share so much when designing the perfect engagement ring or reworking family heirlooms into a beautiful and nostalgic treasure. We hear a lot of pigeon stories too, I like those the best.

What materials do you most like to work with? Gold and silver, but stones are my addiction. I love going to see my stone dealers when they’re back from their trips and collecting rough opals and cloudy emeralds. It’s getting a little out of hand to be honest.

What’s one thing people would never guess about you? Um... I have a goldfinch in my freezer.

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Priceless means: Flawless stones are priceless but I prefer imperfections. It’s the inclusions and blemishes that give things character, they make it real. — ­ TessaMetcalfeJewellery.co.uk


shop stop

SUCRE: the champion of independent jewelry design.

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hile global chains continue to dominate our retail world, one woman is fighting the good fight for independent jewelry design. Candace Mohr of SUCRE—our favorite retail store in Manhattan’s West Village—has been a fixture in the fashion world longer than she’d care to admit. The petite blonde with an infectious sense of passion and boundless energy, got her start as a buyer 20 years ago with fashion icon Patricia Field. “Although I bought all categories. I have always loved buying jewelry,” explains Mohr. “When I started SUCRE, I put an emphasis on not only the pieces, but in finding new, undiscovered talent, especially in the New York City area. Many of the ones we originally worked with back then became some well-known designers today, such as Pamela Love and Lulu frost.” Her passion is based in discovery—both in sourcing new designers and helping customers find the perfect piece. It’s her customers she loves as much as her hunt for the next-big-thing. “I have great customers that really understand what I’m doing and come to the store to get that special piece. I like to say that my skill is: Finding the right thing for the right person, by the best designer. Come to think of it, many of my customers have a unique job, or perspective on life. In fact I also have a large customer base that includes men that want to find the perfect gift for their girlfriend or wife. So far, I have a pretty good track record—and a lot of happy couples.” A desire to see others succeed is also at the center of her professional vision. Mentoring, consulting and assisting emerging designers is at the heart of what she loves to do. “Their growth process is my reward,” she explains. “And you can say, that I like to find them first! I really love having my own vision in SUCRE that encompasses each designer’s aesthetic, yet driven by my own.”  Having recently moved into a new location at 9 Christopher Street, Mohr and SUCRE have a great deal in store including a collaboration with Chrishabana; Moses Nadel for an exclusive handbag and Lulu Frost on exclusively sourced estate-wear. “I also work with one of the best vintage jewelry dealers in the country to remake vintage pieces to live as another form. Our latest creation was charm bracelets from the early 1900s that we made into single drop necklaces representing luck, love, loyalty and good old fashioned sex appeal.” Help fight the good fit and make SUCRE the next on your shop stop. SUCREnyc.com — A.G.


honesty hour BATTLE OF THE SEXES: ARE WOMEN MORE POWERFUL IN A PAIR OF HEELS? “It depends on the situation. In a professional environment, yes. I think going out, it depends on whatever makes you feel more comfortable. On a night out with the girls, a killer pair of heels always makes it more fun.” — Erin, Attorney “Absolutely! There are studies that show that people who are taller are seen as more powerful. So as a women in a man’s field, working in a male dominated field, it puts me on a more even playing ground.” — Kristin, Urologic Surgeon “Definitely. It makes me feel much more professional and always boosts my self confidence.”

“Height is perceived to be power. So yes, I think I take more notice of a woman who is taller; a women who has more of a presence.” — Tom, Attorney “If women can walk in the shoes, then yes, not if they are wobbling around. It’s all about confidence. Don’t wear them because society told you to, but because you want to.” — Sebastian, Chef “For me, it’s all about confidence. I think a woman can be powerful in a pair of trainers, flip-flops or bare foot. It’s all about the attitude and body language.” — Mark, Personal Trainer

— Carol, Administrator

Darlene Flynn holds the GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS for the world’s largest collection of shoe-related items. 14,684 in total.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia | Yulia Prokhorova SS16

THE FASHION hIGHLIGHTS OF MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA


MADINA VARISOVA

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Images courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

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KNOW THY DESIGNER WE ASKED SOME OF OUR FAVORITE JEWELRY DESIGNERS, WHAT’S ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU?

MEWS LONDON “We are all obsessed with Lindt chilli flavor chocolate. Our office is never without it.” mews-london.com

ELINA BERGERT, COCO’S LIBERTY “Probably that I am fostering five Elephants and two little Orangutans.” cocosliberty.com

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LEE RENEE “When I was eleven, I won a contest to design a new cartoon character for Disney, and Madonna featured it in her Dear Jessie video, that was pretty cool.”


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia | Backstage Volosetskaya

BEAUTY


FROM THE LATEST IN COLLABORATIONS TO TRIEDAND-TESTED FAVORITES, OUR EDITORS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE BEAUTY GO-TOS.

Revive your skin with Clarity Rx’ Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum. This hydrating serum erases dull and dry skin with its unique formula. Using hyaluronic acid—which can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water—it binds moisture to your skin leaving your complexion appearing younger and more radiant. CLARITY RX Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum, ClarityClinicalSkincare.com

Bring the opulence of the world’s number one destination spa into your own home with the new Golden Door Bamboo Face Scrub. An all-natural, aromatic facial scrub it features a unique blend of bamboo powder and berry seeds along with healing, hydrating and nourishing plant extracts that leave your skin glowing. Made with love, 100% of the Golden Door’s profits go to select charities across the U.S. It’s beauty with a conscious. GOLDEN DOOR Bamboo Face Scrub, GoldenDoor.com

LOG ONTO HEAVENHASHEELS.COM FOR MORE heavenly beauty products When it comes to revolutionary skin care look no further than Oxygentix. The first truly “breathable” makeup, it contains Ceravitae Complex, a patent pending formula proven to increase oxygen uptake, stimulate skin cell production and help promote healing. It acts as a virtual second-skin allowing it to breath with no occlusive oils to interfere with the body’s natural healing process. Besides being hypoallergenic and water resistant, it’s also completely vegan and cruelty-free. OXYGENETIX Breathable Foundation, Oxygenetix.com

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EDITOR’S PICKS


Channeling the healing powers of her home land, celebrity facialist Ildi Pekar has added a new beauty-star to her coveted collection with the I. PEKAR Hungarian Thermal Mud Mask. Created to detox, purify, and brighten, this potent blend of luxurious minerals is the pick-me-up your skin is craving. Containing Activated Thermal Water, Ginger Milk, Magnesium and more it’s perfect for normal, dull and problem skin. I. PEKAR Hungarian Thermal Mud Mask, IldiPekar.com

Two-thirds of people over the age of 30 experience thinning hair, with the average person loosing up to 100 strands a day. HairMax for Density has developed a range of hair care products to restore your luscious locks. We particularly love HairMax’ Density Revitalizer, an advanced purifier which deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp dissolving excess sebum, perspiration and environmental pollutants that can clog hair follicles and inhabit hair growth. A blend of menthol and peppermint oil leaves the scalp feeling refreshed and revitalized. Go on, whip your hair back and forth. HAIRMAX for DENSITY Revitalizer, HairMax.com

Soft and hydrating, beauty’s dynamic duo Lauren + Vanessa deliver a red carpet-worthy look with their range of heavenly lipsticks. Utilizing Avocado and Jojoba oils, this rich pigment lipstick glides on, leaving lips smooth with a velvety finish. Paraban-free and cruelty-free, choose from shades such as “Some Like it Hot” or “Hollywood” to up your style stakes. LAUREN + VANESSA Lipstick, LaurenandVanessa.com

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eye on beauty

INSPIRED BY THE best in asian skincare, u.s. hotspot BEAUTEQUE.com offers a wide range of hip products to put your best face forward. We caught up with co-founder Elina, to talk inspiration, skincare & the pursuit of beauty.

How did the idea for Beauteque come about? When I was a freshman in high school, I had very bad acne and at the time, I tried all types of skincare products and routines but nothing seemed to work. My friend brought back some skincare products from South Korea and after using them my skin and acne cleared up tremendously. They did so well for me that I wanted to share them with more people in the U.S. In terms of business, I’ve always been influenced by my family, particularly my mother who is a successful entrepreneur. So, with my love for the products and business, I founded Beauteque. What makes Beauteque unique? Beauteque carries amazing Korean (Asian) beauty products that are high quality yet affordable. Beauteque carries these items in our retail online store and through our subscription bags, the BB Bag and Mask Maven. These subscription bags guarantee the newest and hottest finds in the industry for a steal. What’s your personal beauty philosophy? I work very hard to maintain my skin through skincare. I always try to go

through a minimum of five steps—makeup remover, cleanser, toner, mask, and lotion—and may go up to ten steps if it is for a special occasion or I’m in the mood. I do this because I believe skincare is not only about maintaining good skin but is something that will help you long term in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and ensuring your skin is smooth and clear. What’s your biggest beauty pet peeve? My biggest beauty pet peeve is using lipstick that stains. Every girl loves their favorite lip stick, including myself, but it’s very annoying when it smears all over your coffee mug or water bottle. Luckily, there are a few lip products that Beauteque carries that will help this situation. What exciting plans do you have for 2016? For 2016, I plan to work harder to grow our website customer base and subscription programs. Our team will also begin to prep for our own skincare brand that we plan to launch in 2017. It will be a year of exciting projects and expansion for Beauteque. — Beauteque.com

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THE CLEVER

CONTOUR

MANY OF US HAD NEVER HEARD OF CONTOURING UNTIL THE KARDASHIANS. TODAY, EVERYONE IS IN ON THE ACT AND FOR GOOD REASON. Contouring has the ability to transform your features and ensure you’re insta-fabulous whatever the occasion. Beauty brand, Makeup Geek recently added to their fabulous collection of contour powders. Made in the U.S. they’re paraben free, cruelty-free and great for sensitive skin, we caught up with CEO and makeup guru, Marlena to confront our contouring curiosity. MakeupGeek.com How do you choose a contouring color? Always pick a contouring color in the same skin tone—chose warm if you have warm undertones, cool if you have cool. If you’re not sure, then use a warm contour for spring and summer, use cool to define and add dimension for fall and winter. Powder or cream, which is best? Contour powders are best for everyday use since they are softer and easier to blend. For a stronger contour, use creams since you can always layer powder on top for even more color/pigmentation. How many contour colors do you need? Pick contours that are two-three shades darker than your skin. If you cannot find a contour powder for you, you can always choose a pressed

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face powder three shades darker than your normal shade. What’s the best way to achieve a natural looking contour? For most natural looking contour, use an angled stippling brush (we have one in the Makeup Geek store that is amazing). The natural angle of the brush fits perfectly under the cheekbones. What’s your go-to contouring tip? To make your face look slimmer, apply contour powder under your jawline. It works amazing for getting rid of that “chin fluff.”


RUN AWAY with this catwalk LOOK THE HAIR-RAISING RUNWAY LOOKS ARE HERE TO STAY THANKS TO MACADAMIA PROFESSIONAL INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GIANNANDRA.

the under-chin side knot Macadamia Professional International Creative Director and celebrity stylist Giannandrea, wowed the crowd with her showstopping UnderChin Side Knot as seen on the catwalk of Nicholas K Studio. For those looking for the next wave of fabulous, here’s the how-to: Step-by-Step: 1. Starting with wet hair, apply one pump of Macadamia Professional Blow Dry Lotion ($24) from the mid-lengths to ends and blow-dry hair straight. 2. 2. Use a flat iron on small sections to seal the straight hair. 3. 3. Create a sharp center part on the crown only and brush hair down into two loose sections on each side of the head, in front of each shoulder. 4. 4. Run a quarter-sized amount of Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment ($39.95) from mid-lengths to ends. 5. 5. Take the hair section on the left side and gently place it across the neck to meet just below the right

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ear in a ponytail. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie. 6. Wrap an extension matching the hair color around the hair tie to achieve more length or volume if desired. 7. Twist the hair into a wrapped bun and let the end of the hair stick out 7 inches. Secure the bun with bobby-pins. 8. Spray Macadamia Professional Flex Hold Shaping Spray ($25) over all of the hair and smooth any flyaways. 9. Insert a distinctive hair piece of your choice and finish with a light mist of Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Dry Oil Micro Mist ($31.95)


HOROSCOPES By Manish Kumar Arora K.P. Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Card Reader & Vastu Consultant. Facebook.com/ManishAstroConsultant

Aries (21 March – 19 April): This period will prompt you to deal fairly with others and you will receive a fair deal in exchange. Existing conflicts will be resolved and harmony will reign. Balance between your career and home situation needs to be evaluated and you may need to rearrange your priorities. Create a very clear picture of what you want in your mind, not only in your work life but in your entire life across the board and focus time on each of those goals. In love, you will find it a lot easier to navigate the dating scene and obtain your heart’s desire. Favorable Dates: April 3, 12, 20, 21, 29 & 30. Favorable Colors: Purple & Black.

Cancer (21 June – 22 July): You will take risks in your endeavors and move ahead in your profession. There would be purity of action untouched by experience. Trust in the flow and let go of your expectations and be true to yourself and your dream. Good luck will often be the blessing and it comes naturally by way of positive thinking and the absence of worry about consequences. In romantic liaisons, you are having too much fun to be tied down. However, you are not really ready for a final commitment, and may take your time. Favorable Dates: April 4, 10, 13, 19, 22 & 28. Favorable Colors: Blue & White.

Taurus (20 April – 20 May): You will have inner strength, persistence and stamina and will use calm persuasion and not brute force in dealing with professional competitors. Pace yourself and maintain your resolve. You’ve already done the necessary work and made more than normal progress. You would be in a strong position at work because you remain independent and at the same time very useful to your company. Your co-workers will look to you for guidance and they sense your confidence and strength. Committed relations will become thicker and pleasant. Favorable Dates: April 8, 11, 17, 20, 26 & 29. Favorable Colors: Yellow & Blue.

Leo (23 July – 22 August): Materialism and profit are the driving forces, and even though you may hate your job, you cling to it and feel trapped due to insecurity. Use visualization and take appropriate action to find the career you want. You are feeling stressed in a committed relationship. At times it feels like you are chained to the substance as well. You know you can’t fix or change the other person, but you continue in the relationship because you are attached for other reasons. Mental depression just complicates your health problems. You will benefit from physical exercise and meditation. Favorable Dates: April 2, 11, 18, 20, 27 & 29. Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow.

Gemini (21 May – 20 June): You will have a strong and forceful presence in charge and in control of your profession. Resistance could be difficult or even futile against this energy. You will find that when you put your plans into action and use your organizational skills they are noticed and you will be appreciated for a job well done. In committed relationships you will discover new things about each other and find out that you make a good team. You believe in your right to good health and you will pay whatever is required for the magic pill if you believe it could work. Favorable Dates: April 3, 12, 19, 22, 25 & 28. Favorable Colors: Red & White.

Virgo (23 August – 22 September): You are filled with a clarity of mind and intuitive focus that is making you receptive to new ideas and inspirations. You are putting the pieces of the puzzle together. You know that it will take time to understand the full scope of your new discovery. Your business plan is unfolding exactly as you have anticipated. Your financial picture is improving at a steady, predictable pace, and wise planning will only make things better. In matters of love, you may find someone to roam around with but final commitment will not happen. Favorable Dates: April 9, 11, 18, 22, 27 & 30. Favorable Colors: Green & Yellow.


Libra (23 September – 22 October): You may have to align yourself with the powers that be to get where you want to go in your career. Your profession is centered in tradition within the system. Use caution to align yourself with the people who can help you but don’t compromise your personal integrity. Follow your heart and your purpose with passion first and with a foundation of practical faith. For questions concerning love and relationships, tradition is highlighted and a traditional marriage and ceremony is favored. Enjoy the courtship and play the game with style and grace. Favorable Dates: April 8, 11, 17, 20, 26 & 29. Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow.

Capricorn (22 December – 19 January): You know exactly where you’re headed and you can trust your instincts implicitly. New opportunities have come your way, or you’re seeing opportunities you didn’t see before. Anyway, it’s time to break away from the crowd. You need to consider making healthy changes to your lifestyle. If you’ve been feeling off lately, visiting your licensed health practitioner may be a good idea. If you’re single and looking, you will definitely find your soulmate. You know exactly what to say that will make that attractive someone else go head over heels for you. Favorable Dates: April 3, 12, 20, 21, 29 & 30. Favorable Colors: Green & Yellow.

Scorpio (23 October – 21 November): This period will bring enthusiasm, attainment, happiness, wealth and success. It is about letting your light shine and being the center of attention. You will get the job you want and you are appreciated for your productivity and creativity and recognized as a valuable member of the company. This period will bring inspiration, warmth and excitement into your life. You have survived the darkness and stepped into the light of who you truly are. If you are single, someone new will sail into your life. In health your vitality will be renewed and you will feel contended. Favorable Dates: April 3, 6, 12, 15, 21, 24 & 30. Favorable Colors: Brown & Yellow. Sagittarius (22 November - 21 December): Your projects are beginning to take off and this is just the beginning. Word of mouth will bring customers to your door and sales will increase. Your new found wisdom and world view has been clarified and you have the formula for success in all areas of your life. You will get a raise or be promoted in your job. You will meet the person of your dreams with whom you will share a deep spiritual connection. You have finally learned how to balance your career with your hobbies and leisure pursuits. Favorable Dates: April 2, 11, 17, 20, 26 & 29. Favorable Colors: Blue & Yellow.

Aquarius (20 January – 18 February): You have formulated a plan and discovered the formula for success. You have learned to use the power of intention and action, along with imagination, emotions, and visualization to formulate and achieve your goals. The law of attraction is at work in your life to bring you what you desire because you have the wisdom to take action with intent. Your creative project will take off and your dreams will be materialized. Keep your partner intrigued with your magical creative vitality. You will make a strong impact on him or her with your commitment. Favorable Dates: April 1 ,9, 10, 18, 19, 27 & 28. Favorable Colors: White & Yellow. Pisces (19 February – 20 March): You’ve learned from past mistakes, and you have worked out your plan for success—down to the smallest detail. Knowing exactly where you’re headed, you are busy putting this plan into action. Looking ahead, you see what needs to be done to make your life’s ambition a reality over time. Your keen eye for detail and your focus on perfection have made you skilled in just about everything you do. You’ve done your homework, and you know how to convince a prospective employer that you are the best candidate. Favorable Dates: April 8, 11, 17, 20, 26 & 29. Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow.

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