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• Philip Veitch • • Hsieh Wen • C.Daren • Linas Vaitonis • Arkadiusz Jankowski • Migle Golubickaite • • Tasha Belyaeva • Murat Kublay • Agustin Farias • Chuck Bae • Symone Keisha • Georgia Plomer • www.humblemagazine.com


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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Dmitrij Vasilenko ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Vasilij Zorin ART DIRECTOR Maria Abolina PICTURE EDITOR Cristina Salvi GRAPHIC DESIGNER Anastasija Vasilenko ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Carol Ann Pippin STAFF WRITERS Jordan Ellen Wood, Hannah Corkhill, Jessica Lam & Casey Milano

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editors Letter Taking in consideration recent events and changes in the world and society, our team decided to reflect on mental health. Every editorial is different, one is extremely colourful and another is dark and moody. You might think why this issue is so “random”? The answer is simple: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and that is only few of many mental health issues many of us have to fight every single day. It is hard to imagine how absolutely perfect life can be unbearable at the same time or how from being happy one can become devastated in a split second. By mixing bright and positive editorials with dark and depressing, we wanted to show how view of life could change in the mind of a person with mental health issues. Having a background of years fighting depression I recall days when I would start the day full of energy happy to be alive and only few hours later my life would lose all of its value. Life was like a nonstop rollercoaster, from all the way up straight to the bottom; from high to low with no in-between, every single day would start with a battle, a battle I would have never won on my own. During past few years, our world lost too many bright minds due to mental health illness. Many times it was overlooked, in my personal experience I have heard so many “get your shi* together”, “try harder” or “but you live such an amazing life, why you are not happy?” and wave you off. When someone cuts their finger, we get a first aid. Same applies to mental health, the only difference it is almost invisible but it does not mean it does not exist. Today we see the change in how people react and treat mental health. It becomes more visible, more real to public eye. We tend to react only to a visible danger; we are sceptical to non-visual threat or deviation from the norm, but depression is so deep in the mind that when we see it, it is usually too late. This Issue is a visual roller coaster that will take you up and throw you down, sit back and enjoy the ride.

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Versus Mental Health

(Casey Milano)

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The Tower

(Hsieh Wen)

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Divinity

(C.Daren)

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Lena

(Philip Veitch) p54

Stardust Kids

(Migle Golubickaite)

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Pastel

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Coloreve

(Murat Kublay) p110

New Wave Jackets

(Agustin Farias)

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Discolor

(Chuck Bae)

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Colour Play Dmi In partnership with

(Symone Keisha)

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Selene

(Georgia Plomer) p150

Escape

(Hsieh Wen)

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Versus

Mental Health Linas Vaitonis, It’s a Trap

Written by Casey Milano

“This has nothing to do with you” was what Kate Spade wrote on her suicide note to her daughter, the beloved designer committed suicide in her park avenue home on the morning on June 5th. The word suicide is never so prominent until it’s a celebrity name attached, Kate may be known for her luxury handbags but there’s an aspect of her life that to her was much more well-known. Depression. A mental illness that does not discriminate, does not care if you’re a talented fashion designer or the one who can only window shop. Note – though this article is based on women’s mental health I am not discriminating or belittling men’s mental health in any way, I focus on women’s mental health since women are more likely to suffer with mental health conditions, the tragic death of Kate Spade has only propelled this further. I urge anyone suffering in silence to seek help, whether that be professional or just talking to friend. You are not alone. To do this article and Kate justice I feel I must be honest, after all, I can’t write about one of the most intricate subjects of the human psyche and can’t expect you to trust my words without first trusting that I know somewhat about it. In 2010 my cousin was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, she was 18 and her life was changed forever. The doctors didn’t know why she suddenly developed this mental illness, but they gave several possible reasons, one was her being bullied at army training (traumatic experiences can trigger schizophrenia in people susceptible to it) another was her cannabis usage which doctors stated that smoking everyday increased her chances of developing schizophrenia (along with anyone especially teenagers) that coupled with her father also having the illness we were told it just a matter of time. My heart broke for her, but I was also extremely grateful that I knew her before the disorder took her, though we still talk almost every day I can’t pretend

that she’s not a completely different person now, incapable of having that close bond we once had. Such a serious mental illness so close to home got me thinking about all women and mental health including my own – I’ve lived with depression, self-harm and eating disorders for many years and although not as serious as my cousins diagnosis I can’t deny that my own mental health problems have had a detrimental impact on my life and though its hard even admitting it to myself as I have attached stigma to my own mental health problems it’s a necessity that I’m honest with you reader and in turn we are all honest with ourselves. Though we’d like to believe that in 2018 the stigma attached to mental illness isn’t what it used to be, it seems we’re still hesitant to ask for help. We don’t want people to think we can’t deal with everything 24/7, admitting that life isn’t always as perfect as an Instagram picture can be extremely difficult. And with women being constantly bombarded with the notion of ‘you can have it all’ the modern-day pressures on women not only working full time but also being a mother, homemaker and keeping a social life, the expectation of being able to be all these things has seen a huge rise in mental health issues and women struggling to cope. Statistics by the mental health foundation found that in England, women are more likely than men to have a common mental health problem and are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders along with this 10% of mothers in the UK have mental health problems at any given time compared to 6% of fathers. One in five (19.1%) women had CMD symptoms, compared with one in eight men (12.2%) and its affecting us at work as well - Women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have a common mental health problem as full-time employed men (19.8% vs 10.9%).


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It has been argued that the reason why women suffer more with mental illness is simply because they are more “emotional” than men which is laughable as it is preposterous, genetic gender differences and hormonal issues have also been named as a possibility. All leading to a woman’s emotional trait as being the main factor but this is far from the truth. As women are more likely to talk about their feelings and struggles rather than try and ignore them its far more likely that women are much more aware and well quipped to face mental health difficulties and therefore more likely to seek treatment. (One in four women will seek treatment for depression at some point, compared to only one in 10 men). Implicit bias is a sort of bias of which a person is not aware, i.e. a Doctor. Some research suggests that doctors have an implicit bias in favour of labelling women’s symptoms as emotional, while taking men’s symptoms more seriously for instance a woman who reports chronic pain to her doctor might be labelled as depressed. A man might be referred to a physical therapist or pain clinic. So, what is to blame? Though there are many factors that determine our state of mind at any given time past (or present) trauma has been associated with numerous mental illnesses, most notably post-traumatic stress disorder. (Kate herself had been going through a difficult separation with her husband). Trauma is common among women, with half of all women experiencing some form of trauma during their lives. One in four women have faced an attempted or completed sexual assault, and one in three reports being abused by a domestic partner. Thus the challenges of gender discrimination, gendered violence, and mistreatment of women directly work to undermine women’s mental health.

Linas Vaitonis, Devil is Fine


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This in turn has found some women to report receiving inadequate or insensitive care in response to trauma, and research suggests this can also play a role in the development of mental illness. For example, some women report being blamed for their own rape or abuse. Others find that street harassment, violence on television, and similar cultural issues aggravate their symptoms after a traumatic event. Sadly, discrimination of any kind can increase women’s exposure to stress, stress is a wellknown predictor of mental illness with many of us living in a constant stressful state. Research has consistently shown that women do more than their fair share of housework and childcare, even when they work full-time. And none of us are strangers to the knowledge of women being continually paid less than men for the same work – constantly having to work even harder to achieve the same credit which is still unattainable in many instances. On top of this many women worry about workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. Each of these common challenges that you and I and many other women have likely faced more than once are highly stressful and can conspire to tear down women’s coping skills as well as self-esteem. Now let us also tear down the common misconception as stated earlier – hormonal behaviour. It’s a common belief that oestrogen is a “female” hormone while testosterone is the “male” hormone but both men and women have each hormone in their bloodstreams, but in different quantities based on age, health, and an assortment of other factors. Some research suggests that hormonal differences between men and women may play a role in mental illness but as hormone levels change rapidly throughout our lives (both men and women) it cannot be a significant factor in mental conditions. One hormone that is known to affect both male and female moods however, is serotonin, basically our built in happy pill. Serotonin deficiency has been implicated in a host of mental health issues, most notably depression and anxiety. Linas Vaitonis, It’s Time to Play

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Perhaps one of the biggest factors contributing to this crisis is the obsession to be a certain way, look a certain way, reach A, B and C by this and that age. Most certainly our own self – expectations can be detrimental to our well-being, we are competing in a race that always sees someone else winning, we’re constantly told that there is always someone better, prettier, more successful but is it all that it seems? How can we compare ourselves to someone’s social media profile? Yes, I’m guilty of it many times over but if I can offer one bit of advice, a bit of clarity in my long battle, recovery and relapse of mental illness it’s this – you will not find yourself by comparing yourself to others, you will not get better by judging your journey against someone else’s and you will not recover whilst living in the past, on social media or any other living replacement, I have also learnt that mental illness is not as terrifying as it sounds, its nothing to be ashamed of, it’s not who you are and you can choose to change it or at least live a happier life with it. Bringing me onto my last point – my cousin is happy, she knows she’s got this for life, she knows she doesn’t ever to take anything seriously (that’s not a criticism, it’s a fact – she will always be taken care of) and as much as its comforting to know she will be ok it’s also very sad that all she’ll ever be is ok. It is my hope that as more research comes to light and there is greater understanding of mental health issues, there will be more targeted treatments that will bring better results and more positive outcomes for women with mental health conditions and no more amazing, talented women like Kate Spade shall slip through the nets. Kate, we salute you for the creativity and uniqueness you brought to fashion, women all over the world will covet your handbags ever more so, your legacy shall live on and if anything positive should come from this tragedy let it be this – even in darkness creativity lives.

Linas Vaitonis, Insomnia


Collaboration Art Director: Hsieh Wen Photographer: Ray Chung Models: Arianne Unity Harhrave, Cecile Eon, I-Fan Chung, Merveille Sene, Maggie Liu, Samantha Flanakin Makeup: Beatrice Vincenzi, Eleonora RossiniHair Yiyi Tien Lighting: Max Chan, Zoe Yao Brand list: Fahsion designer: Hsieh Wen, Urbanoutfits, COS

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COLO REVE Designer: Gamze Yemez & Sinem Yemez Photographer: Murat Kublay Hair and Makeup: Melis Yilmaz Model M: Kaan Ozgen Model F: Deniz Ozge Bingol Assistant: Serhan Demirhan Art Director & Stylist: Burcu Gulpak Post Production: Murat Kublay


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Wave Jackets Photography - Agustin Farias www.agustinfarias.com @agustinfar Hair & Make-Up - Cecilia Macedo www.ceciliamacedo.com @cecimake Art Direction, Styling - Adrianne Gojak www.adriannegojak.com, @abrakadabrav Model - Lea Domas @lea.domas Designer - The Extreme Collection int.theextremecollection.com @theextremecollection


ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own ACC/Scarf: Becksondergaard Copenhagen Trousers: Esprit Collection Jacket: The Extreme Collection

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ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own ACC/Scarf: MAX&Co. Jacket: The Extreme Collection Body: Pull&Bear Skirt: Fashion Union


ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own ACC/Scarf: MAX&Co. Jacket: The Extreme Collection Body: Pull&Bear Skirt: Fashion Union

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ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own, Jacket: The Extreme Collection, Top: Mint&Berry, Blouse: YAS, Skirt: Pull&Bear


ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own, Jacket: The Extreme Collection, Top: Mint&Berry, Blouse: YAS, Skirt: Pull&Bear

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ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own ACC/Scarf: Becksondergaard Copenhagen Trousers: Esprit Collection Jacket: The Extreme Collection


ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own Jacket&Skirt: Pull&Bear Blouse: The Extreme Collection Knitweartop: Banana Republic

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ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own Jacket: The Extreme Collection Top: Banana Republic Trousers: Vintage


ACC/Sunglasses: Stylist’s Own Jacket: The Extreme Collection Top&Skirt: Pull&Bear Concious Knitwear: Vintage Skirt: Fashion Union

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Discolor Photographer - Chuck Bae @cbstudiospace Stylist - Saehwan Shin @hwaney__shin Hair Stylist - Malwina Emonia @malwinamakeupartist Makeup artist - Tash Sultana @nsu_makeupartist Photographer’s assistant: Archie Sheng @chi_5heng Model -Paige, Named Models @paigetysims

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Jacket: HUONG NGUYEN Dress: HUONG NGUYEN Earring: Zara Shoes: Zara

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Jacket: HUONG NGUYEN Trouser: HUONG NGUYEN Earring: New look Shoes: Zara Bra: Model’s own


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Jacket: HUONG NGUYEN Trouser: HUONG NGUYEN Earring: New look Shoes: Zara Bra: Model’s own


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Top: SHINHWAN KIM Trouser: HUONG NGUYEN Shoes: Grenson Earring: Cheap Monday


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Jumpsuit: HUONG NGUYEN Shirts: Les Animaux Shoes: Zara


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Jumpsuit: HUONG NGUYEN Shirts: Les Animaux Shoes: Zara


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Dress: Les Animaux Inside tartan shirts: Les Animaux Jacket: HUONG NGUYEN Shoes: Christian Louboutin


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Dress: Les Animaux Inside tartan shirts: Les Animaux Jacket: HUONG NGUYEN Shoes: Christian Louboutin


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Top: Les Animaux Trouser: HUONG NGUYEN Earring: New look Necklace: New look Shoes: Top Shop


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Colour Play Direction & Styling: Symone Keisha @symonekeisha Photography & Retouching: Ines Hachou @ines_hachou Hair & Make Up: Sylvia Naa-Adoley @sylvianaaadoley Model: Naran Oyu @nar_oyu from IMM Models

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Trench by CimoneDress by Absence Of ColourBoots by Whyte Studio


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Top by The Ragged PriestTrousers by The Ragged PriestArm Cuff by ASOSBoots by Mistress Rocks


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Visor by Ada Zanditon Earrings by Kingsley RyanTop by Tramp In DisguiseSkirt by RokitBoots by Ben Mak


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