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THE ONE YEAR ISSUE with ARNO LAM, JEREMY NELSON, JAKOB AXELMAN, VALERIA LAZAREVA, DAVID URBANKE, LE BLOG DE SUSHI, OGLA OVCHNNIKOVA, DAVID THOMAS, TYLER HILDERBRAND + MORE!


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INK MAGAZINE STAFF & CONRIBUTORS EDITOR IN CHIEF John Troxel

FOUNDERS

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

John Troxel, Aaliyeh Astar & Mike Bailey-Gates

Department Head: Cody Bralts

FASHION DEPARTMENT

HAIR & MAKEUP

Department Head: Promise Newell

Portia Peacey, Cedric Kerguillec, Ismael Blanco, Negar @ They

Representation, Anna Webber, Stacey Rackham, Laura Bejarano,

Writers: Monica Merel, Tracey Matthewson, Liz Osban,

Nicole Heffron, Lara Venema, Rebekka Schuman, Emily Pellerin,

Taylor Bryant

Jessica Jean Myer, Manase Latu @ Agency Galatea, Orlando

Gotham, Alex Jones, Bobbi Brown, Tigi

Styling Editor: Tori McBride —

MODELS

Contributing Stylists: Jade Leung, Vanessa Naudin, Lauren Caplen, Mechelle McAdoo, Taylor Bryant, Tyler Wray, Brogan King, Michelle Chung, Frenchie Allen, Scandal House Designs,

Dan Mackenzie, Louise Kidger, Harley Chapman, Jack Lewis,

Rebekka Schuman, Ihunna Eberendu

Brogan Anderson, Fraser Graham, Hollie Fernando, Olga Ovchnnikova @ Major Paris, Meghan Lewis @ Agency Galatea, Grace Q. @ Viviens, Aleisha and Ian @ Liz Bell Agency, David Thomas @

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS

Adam, Tyler Hilderbrand @ Earnest Represent, Veronica Boswell,

Joy Newell, Alicia Vega, Sarah Johnson, Chrissie White, John

A., Lauren L., Patrick Phillips @ Red Model Management, Sam

Troxel, Chloe Scheffe

Drew Ariana, Briana Benavides, Sarar Temswaenglert, Claire Cushing, Michel Ann O'Malley, Stefan Apostolov, Mitch Baker @ Major, Tony Thornburg @ Fusion, Michael Klein @ Re:quest,

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Luke Lysdahl @ Click, Becka Sims, Elliot Larden, Jasmine Faye, Danielle Collavo, Todd Abels, Kivitt Bednar, Benjamin Millson, Katie Silvester, Derek Allen Watson, Ryan Fliss, Frances Keyton,

Jo Duck, Simon Filip, Arno Lam @ Gaspar(d) Agency, Brandon

Emma Charley, Kristen @ Next, Ashlee G., Anna C., Agata Mazur

Wickencamp, Matthew Sandager, Hollie Fernando, David Ur-

@ Oxygen Agency, Chrissie White, Amanda White, Harrison Allen

banke, Mark Fitton, Frenchie Allen, Kira Bucca, Valeria Lazareva, Katie Silvester, Jeff Schear, Lindsay Barchan, Nicolette Polek

GRAPHIC DESIGN DEPARTMENT

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS, DIRECTORS & BLOGGERS Rachel Neikirk, Le Blog De Sushi, Julien Lions, Caitlin Williams

Department Head: Chloe Scheffe

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FROM THE EDITOR DEAR READERS, things are changing at ink. It's a fact. One of the biggest changes for me has been my recent position change to Editor in Chief. Though I have been at ink since the beginning, it's been a big adjustment. The one thing that stays constant is the fact that we are all about featuring emerging talent. It's our mission to help those in the industry that deserve some attention. We recently merged with an un-published magazine, Homme & Femme, and have welcomed many new contributors. We also welcome a new cover design and logo, brought to you by Chloe Scheffe, ink's graphic designer. Our covergirl Meghan Lewis (of Agency Galatea) holds her own on a blustery lakeshore in transitional looks (page 118), styled by ink's cover stylist and styling editor Tori McBride. Our writers inform us on swimsuits (14), remember McQueen (174), introduce us to The Local Natives (32), teach us the merits of variety (24), and more, thanks to our Fashion Department Head Promise Newell. Our staff and contributors have poured countless hours into this issue, and we are excited to release it to you! Keep Creating,

John Troxel | Editor In Chief


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variety show

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tanya leigh

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say hello

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world news

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brehon williams

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le blog de sushi

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the honey trees

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a mcqueen memorial

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miami vice

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two's company

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punt, pass, point

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fashion meets compassion

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a more intimate look...

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"everything i buy is vintage..."

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jokervalve

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corvus noir

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shop ink

ON THE COVER

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MODEL MEGHAN LEWIS

letter from the editor

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PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN TROXEL

ARTICLES

GOWN TORI MCBRIDE

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JACKET SPANISH MOSS VINTAGE

CONTENTS


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CONTENTS PAGE 118

EDITORIALS 56

english country garden

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sunday morning tide

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softbox

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soft shock

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the new boys

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jardin de mes rĂŠve

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plastic & julia

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sheer instinct

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simple spaces

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april showers

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the city is alive...

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true hue

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the finest floret

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day old blues

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butler

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late night ride

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tidal cooling


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SAY HELLO THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PAGES ILLUSTRATIONS ANNA ILEBY ANNARITAR.BLOGSPOT.COM

JOHN TROXEL, EDITOR IN CHIEF

TORI MCBRIDE, STYLING EDITOR

John is Editor in Chief of ink Maga-

Tori first became interested in

zine, and the covershoot photogra-

fashion at the age of four when she

pher. He directs, and plans many

asked for a fashion design book for

of the shoots at ink and works in

Christmas. Soon after, she began

close contact with everyone in-

sewing her own clothes for school

volved. John enjoys creative think-

and eventually designing and cre-

ing, art, and design. Read more

ating gowns for high school danc-

from him in the editor's note.

es. She first became involved with

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ink when she was asked to have a feature on her designs in the first

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issue. She lives in Chicago.

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PROMISE NEWELL, FASHION DEPARTMENT HEAD

CODY BRALTS, MUSIC EDITOR

CHLOE SCHEFFE, GRAPHIC DESIGN DEPARTMENT HEAD

Promise has been fascinated by

Cody heads up the music depart-

Chloe joined INK in January, and

fashion, art direction and photog-

ment at ink. Currently studying

it's her responsibility to take each

raphy since the day she discovered

abroad in Egypt, expect to hear

issue's content and combine it

Vogue at age six. When she is not

more from him soon!

into a mind-blowing issue. She

gazing longingly at Testino shoots or watching Sofia Coppola films,

// CODY WEARS BURBERRY

hopes to someday show the world her design, get involved in fashion

she's busy people watching, drink-

photography, appear on The Sar-

ing soy iced coffee, and, of course,

torialist or work for a magazine--

working as Fashion Department

actually, all four would be good.

Head for ink.

// PROMISE WEARS CHANEL & ALEXANDER WANG

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LE BLOG DE SUSHI NAME SUSHI | LOCATION AUSTRALIA LEBLOGDESUSHI.BLOGSPOT.COM

sushi, we'll start with the basics. first off, how did

and design.

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you get into blogging? I started out just posting out-

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fits on Chictopia but had a lot of ideas I wanted to write

if you could choose any collections to own from

about and share. Having my own blog is a satisfying out-

fashion week s/s 2010, what would they be? I loved

let to talk about fashion as much as I want and share the

the Luella S/S 2010 collection! The gorgeous, feminine

things that inspire me.

dresses and cute padlock bags are divine.

tell us about your graphic design work. I recently

how do you feel about the move from print media to

graduated from university with a degree in graphic de-

digital media, specifically in publications? do you

sign and have been freelancing for the past two years as

think that this is a change for good, or are we los-

it's a great way to gain experience. I've found that having

ing something? While I do like flipping through a paper

a blog has allowed me to get my work out there and has

magazine over coffee, I think it's a change for good, as it's

also created opportunities for me to work with/for some

allowing a more diverse range of people to get involved

great clients such as Lola PR and Wellness WA.

and take part in the publications.

do you see connections between concepts in fash-

when you style and outfit, what do you like to keep

ion and design? I do think there are some, such as use

in mind? any tips to our readers? I try not to go for the

of contrast, colour palettes and hierarchy. I do think

most obvious combination. I like to try a few variations

my personal aesthetic shows through in both fashion

of an outfit on before settling on one.


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BY MONICA MEREL

MIAMI VICE FOR THE HOTTEST SWIMSUITS, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN FLORIDA'S SULTRY BEACHES PHOTOGRAPHY MATTHEW BURDITT MAKEUP & HAIR NEGAR @ THEY REPRESENTATION STYLING LAUREN CAPLEN MODELS ALEISHA & IAN @ LIZ BELL AGENCY

it’s spring in miami. That means that many are regrouping from the lows of the 60s and 70s, and scouting bikini tops and tanning oil. No matter if you're in shape, round, peach, black or blue—there is a perfect beach suit for you this spring. I am simply here to gear you in the right direction. Last spring, Miami went neutral. Soft colors were the craze for the fashion forward swimmers—that means baby blue, pastel yellow. Leading swimsuit designers like Molly Brown's switch to a fierce color is likely to have been a result of her inspiration of the mix and match trend of last

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year. We’ve come a long way from that this year, allowing

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ourselves to enter the realm of vivacious colors. Fuchsia, purple and emerald green have been a personal favorite of


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wide assortment of shapes are still rockin’ the runways.

that said, Spring is very free-spirited this year. With an

If you are simply looking to go to the beach to flaunt

“anything goes” kind of outlook , experiment with outra-

your beautiful bod with a sexy swim suit, a smattering of

geous swim pieces that turn heads away from the water

beading or sequins will get the other ladies (and men) on

and onto you. Monokinis (the offspring of a bikini and a

the beach eyeing you.

one piece) are still popular amongst the trendsetters, yet

Just remember that no accessory can compliment a

this season they’ve been spruced up with more feminin-

swimsuit as well as your confidence. If you are full of it,

ity and intricacy.

that in itself will cause stares.

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mine as well as the fashion conscious consumer. With

If you’re a sun bathing bunny looking to avoid those nasty tan lines, the bandeau top and tie end bikini are perfect. Trust me, once you acquire the tan lines, they are difficult to get rid of! If you are a woman who needs a little assistance in the assets department—if you get my drift—frills are ideal. They add volume to the areas that might need it. So, if you’re a woman with a tiny bust a bikini with frills with give the allusion of a larger but

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size. The same applies to the women with a small tush. As for embellishments, metallic rings that come in a

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BY TAYLOR BRYANT

FASHION MEETS COMPASSION PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN TROXEL MODEL SARAR TEMSWAEGLERT

the fashion world: generally seen as a cutthroat

More inspiring than the people who volunteer their

est handbag or the gossip they know. "Fashion people"

time at Ten Thousand Villages are the people who cre-

seem to be the snobs who care more about next month's

ate the merchandise. These artisans create beauty out

issue than current events. The truth? That perception of

of the horrible conditions of poverty, war, discrimination,

the fashion world is largely a myth. The proof is found

and some even improve the world with their eco-friendly

in not-for-profit organizations that use fashion to help

products. Their stories broaden one's view and cause one

people survive. Ten Thousand Villages is one of the orga-

to redefine the "fashion world."

nizations proving that when fashion meets compassion,

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the product is beautiful.

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or unpaid, shares a passion for the cause.

arena where a person is only as good as their new-

Asha Handicrafts Association, one of the many groups originating from India, partnered with Ten Thousand Vil-

Ten Thousand Villages started in 1946 as the dream

lages in 1976. The association has over 6,500 members

of Edna Ruth Byler. It turned into a major advocate of

and works to give its members full benefits as artisans.

fair trade. Ten Thousand Villages sells the wares of craft-

Asha means hope in Sanskrit. The association certainly

speople from 38 countries. As a not-for-profit, most of

brings hope as well as debt inhibiting measures, savings

the money their stores make goes straight to the artisan.

accounts, health care, and both adult and child educa-

In fact, the staffs of the stores are mostly volunteers. The

tional assistance.

only paid jobs are generally the manager and the assis-

Creaciones Chonita of Guatemala is a rose that blos-

tant manager. However, it is clear that every worker, paid

somed out of a civil war. Concepci贸n Sojule Mendoza


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was a widow by the war's end. She started Creaciones

The artisans of MCCH of Ecuador grow tagua nuts,

to provide financially for her family. Eventually it turned

prepare them for artistic use, and create gorgeous jew-

into a business that helped both old and young women

elry from the nut. The whole process does not harm the

support themselves.

tree and avoids pollution from mass-production style

Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped

factories. MCCH works with many farmers by helping

(MESH) began in the 1970s in India. This organization

them sell their wares as well as helping them with their

helps people who otherwise would not get opportunities

farming. MCCH belongs to the International Fair Trade

to support themselves, especially people with leprosy.

Association.

how to sell it successfully.

Often times, fair trade is associated with sub-par. This is as much of a myth as calling the entire fashion

Women in Nepal are often not allowed to exercise

world selfish. Fashion is about making a statement. Your

their rights. Manushi, energetic woman in Nepalese,

statement could be red lipstick. Your statement could be

provides hope and help against the discrimination. The

beautiful, well-crafted jewelry and accessories that help

organization trains its artisans. It also helps to finance

someone survive. Everyone's statement is different. The

their business ventures. Manushi gives women the pow-

trick is to make your statement count.

er to use their rights through economic opportunity.

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JOKERVALVE PHOTOGRAPHY ALICIA VEGA MODELS BECKA SIMS, ELLIOT LARDEN,

JASMINE FAYE, DANIELLE COLLAVO,

TODD ABELS & KIVITT BEDNAR

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BY TRACY MATTHEWSON

VARIETY SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY JO DUCK MAKEUP & HAIR PORTIA PEACEY STYLING JADE LEUNG MODEL GRACE Q. @ VIVIENS

for the past few years now, pastels have been patiently ascending into our style spectrum, making appearances alongside muted tones or paired with black or grey—but they have yet to dominate. Even with a rising use of more subtle tones in the U.S. this year, it surprised me to imagine that the same would occur here in England. Perhaps it’s just our way of compensating for the perpetual grey weather, but there is still a plethora of bright colors on the rails this side of the Atlantic. However, in an era where product and influence are becoming infinite, there may be hope for pastels yet. One might even say there is hope for any fashion feature to get a fair share of attention in the coming season. Designers seem to have used this decade to open an understanding of diversification, particularly with the onset of opposing trends. English designers Vivienne Westwood and the late Alexander McQueen share the rage for prolific patterns in their spring collections without ignoring the classic simplicity of solids. Instead of spearheading the seasons with one-featured trends, forerunning fashion retail markets like England’s Topshop have absorbed the counter trend. Taking cues from the runway, their collections highlight the different

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splays of stylistic interests and cater to them all with

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items from which we may pick and choose from as we please. However, this begs the question: have we tran-


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sitioned to a more democratic avenue of conformity? It has become ever apparent that there is a rise in focus on the individual: from pop-culture to performance art, and now fashion has allowed for us to express ourselves in individualistic manners whilst remaining within the “mould”, per se. With the emergence of globalization and the continual recycling of ideas, it may seem that conformity is a near-inevitability. Perhaps the focus should be adjusted to how one conforms… How do we use these different strands of clothing to assemble a visual representation of style, comfort and personality that suits us? The fragmentation of high fashion is at its best on the streets—the lens of personalization puts its own take on pre-set collections like the ones Topshop advertises: One collection creates a mix of bright and energetic colours born in a crossover between the New York hiphop scene and the Copacabana. Havana-esque prints containing parrots, hibiscuses, and flamingos dominate crop tops and bodycon dresses set over faded-wash denim and high-tops. In another, Can-can ruffles and tassels decorate Wild


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West-inspired dresses and skirts fashioned out of soft

jacket or belt over that innocent-looking dress. Bright-

creamy colours and faded floral prints. Leather bags,

en the dark and muted look with some bright Havana

boots and belts are all integral ingredients coupled with

patterns—the possibilities are all on show, and there’s

some denim trousers or a denim jacket.

a variety of such to choose from. Set conformity aside

Representative of the futuristic edge on fashion in a

this spring and accept freedom of choice as the mode of

new decade, newer pieces offer experimental cuts and

fashionable expression—whether it leads you to pastels

shapes for the daring and edgy. Ultimate juxtaposition

or something else is entirely up to you.

of rough and relaxed spur a mix of harem sweats under studded leather jackets. Skyscrapers at dusk make for an ideal color scheme with grey and black overtones. Pastels play a key role in another collection as designers pay homage to the English countryside with dainty florals, crocheted accents and billowy dresses made of lace and tulle. Rose pink is a central color here with faded denim as prominent as ever, smoothly accentuating the sweet and soft. But if everything is so nicely elucidated and organized, where to from here? Wherever your fancy leads! Bridge the gap between the American and British countryside by allowing leather and tassels to compliment wispy fabrics in calm colors. Toughen it up by adding a studded

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WORLD NEWS

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TOWN BY TOWN THE LOCAL NATIVES SPREAD THEIR DISTINCT COLLABORATIVE SOUND ON THEIR SECOND UK TOUR—IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO CATCH THEM AT THEIR FEBRUARY 26TH SHOW AT NOTTINGHAM'S RESCUE ROOMS

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seeing the five california-grown musicians live after

another set of drumsticks, all set in front of four vocal

loosely following the band’s uploaded video blogs

microphones.

and live performances since around christmas time

For such a full-sounding group to sound even larger

had a surreal feeling: it was like stepping through

in their live performance was a feat in itself, and aside

the screen in an engulfment of multi-faceted melod-

from a few small feedback issues in the first couple

ic sound. Whether being recently named in Pitchfork’s

songs, the Local Natives sounded impeccable. Open-

“Best New Music” guide had anything to do with packing

ing with a rhythmic and energetic “Camera Talk” vocal-

the Rescue Rooms’ 480-person capacity was negligible.

ist/guitarist Ryan Hahn’s harmonies were striking and

There was a mixture of fans: some mouthing lyrics, oth-

within moments the room was pulsing effortlessly. A

ers desperately trying to and some simply taking in the

few songs later, piano player/percussionist and vocalist

mass of sound provided in the band’s amalgamation of

Kelcey Ayer swapped with vocalist/guitar player Taylor

one and a half drum sets, multiple guitars, a mandolin,

Rice for the melodic and unexpectedly poignant song

a 2-tier keyboard, and a bassist armed with maracas and

“Cubism”. The band ended on impact with “Sun Hands”


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WE PLAYED THERE—NO ONE KNEW US AND THEY ALL WENT CRAZY where even the bassist Andy Hamm was striking sticks

recently got something from. The guys went shopping,

alongside drummer Matt Frazier, and they encored with

they all went shopping in London the other day—I actu-

“Sticky Threads” which seemed to leave everyone feeling

ally wasn’t with them, but yeah for fashion inspiration

more than satisfied.

it’s just that we occasionally get a bit of time off like once

From song to song the players switch and even play

every month and then maybe we’ll just find something.

two or more instruments whilst singing—a strong component of the set that makes the Local Natives not only a

do you think that your individual styles are reflec-

pleasure to watch, but gives them a considerably distinct

tive of your personality at all? Yeah, definitely. I think

sound. Whether they perform their own work or their

that Andy has always been the most into fashion—if he’s

cover of the Talking Heads’ “Warning Sign”, each song

wearing something different, then you know that in 6

carries the spirit of the one before it, but presents itself

months, 12 months, everyone will be wearing it. He defi-

in a wholly unique fashion.

nitely leads the front on so many things, he’s more into

And speaking of fashion… One look at the quintet

the high-end fashion and then you’ve got Kelcey who’s

and you’ve seen a diverse set of stylistic influences. One

like… kind of goofy, he’s the keyboard player and he

listen and you’ll probably hear the same, which is why I

always tends to buy just crazy stuff, like he just bought

just had to enquire further when I got the chance to sit

this sweatshirt that has this hood that’s huge and looks

down with Taylor after the gig…

like a submarine like… telescope thing…

i think i’ll start off with asking you what influences

a periscope? Yeah, yeah like a periscope. Ryan, I would

not only your style, but also your music. that’s a bit

say he’s kind of like the Brit-pop guy. I think with fashion

broad isn’t it? Well, which first?

he’s right there; tonight it’s not so much but he’s usually wearing all black...

okay, okay, style first. Style, I mean… honestly, we’ve been… Okay. So. Andy, our bass player worked in the

he always seemed really mysterious to me, you know

fashion industry. That was his career before we started

like the “mysterious one”… Oh, really?

doing the band full time. He worked for a really cool boutique called Morphine Generation—he was a sales

yeah, but maybe that was just my impression. Oh okay,

rep for them, and for the longest time all of our clothes

yeah, yeah. Wow, well I’ll tell him.

were just free clothes that he would occasionally give to us—cause we were super, super poor. And just now

do, aha. right. what about music? because your music

for the first time ever we’ve been able to, you know,

is so… i wouldn’t even know where to begin to ex-

afford buying a garment or two. It’s very new to us… There

plain it, but i feel like it combines so many different

was a really cool store in Seattle called Blackbird that I

musical aspects and then makes it something that is


THE WAY THE BAND HAS EVOLVED AND DEVELOPED, IT'S NOT JUST LIKE ONE SONGWRITER OR TWO SONGWRITERS, IT'S EVERYONE very uncommon for popular music i would say—that’s

or maybe it’s just London that really gets a wrap for be-

what i find so unique about it, is that synthesis, you

ing really stand-offish, not enthusiastic, but we’ve been

know? so where did you even start to find that?

lucky enough to have been just greeted so warmly, you

That’s a great description. I loved that, that’s great.

know? Tonight for example: Nottingham. It’s like, this is our first time ever playing here, we’ve never been here

well thank you. Yeah, so, our band is very collaborative.

before and there’s this whole group of kids in the front

Me, Ryan and Kelcey who are the three singers of the

that—they know the words, and they’re jumping up and

band, we’ve been playing together for… 10 years now, I

down and getting into it, and that’s just so… so amazing

mean, we’ve known each other since we were kids, and

to see, from an artist level.

just the way the band has evolved and developed, it’s not just like one songwriter or two songwriters, it’s everyone.

oh yeah, i mean i can only imagine. And you know it’s

Everyone has tons of input, and as a result, that’s why

been pretty good. There are pockets like that, it’s like

we’re never at a shortage of ideas, and there’s so many

London, LA, New York, all the cities have that vibe a lit-

influences—I think you’d have to ask that question to ev-

tle bit, and then you find pockets where, for example:

eryone. So what we kind of did was keep working around

Glasgow. The crowd just goes insane. It almost doesn’t

together, and we’ve been playing together long enough

even matter who it is they just go crazy! But I can com-

were we were able to find, I think, a common thread

pare that to… we played Haittesburg, Mississippi, which

to hold the music together. I think those things can be

is like the middle of nowhere in the US, and it was the

found in the harmonies and the melodies, and also in

same thing: We played there—no one knew us and they

the rhythms and the drumming.

all went crazy.

and the rhythms are phenomenal, absolutely. Thank

that’s amazing. You know? So I think I’d have to say that

you, thank you. So you know, there’s definitely some

I think there’s more common thread.

common threads that hold us together, you know that would be harmony bands from the 60’s or that could be

yeah? what about in personal encounters? i mean, i’ve

Animal Collective or Broken Social Scene who are con-

been living in the uk for over a year and a half now—

temporary bands that I think energetically, rhythmically

Where are you from?

really influence all of us. california. Oh, where? definitely. so you’ve now been touring all over the us and the uk, do you notice any differences? I always

l.a. Hey! Sweet dude, we live in LA.

get asked that question—it’s so funny, you know what? People are… people. And I think sometimes the UK may,

oh really? i was from rancho cucamonga. Oh, okay,


okay.

was going to school—I went to UCLA...

it’s a bit of a mouthful. but i’ve noticed tremendous

what did you major in? Communications Studies. Yeah,

cultural differences, and i was wondering if any of

it’s the type of thing where we would tour—we would

you or the guys picked up on that while you were

book our own tour, a year and a half, two years ago when

touring. Yeah, definitely. There’s definitely a vibe to peo-

we toured the US for a month and we’d get home, and

ple here. I love, I love the weird quirks and I love the dry

after being in the van together for a month, we would

humour, and I love all the ridiculously funny things that

literally get home and say, “What do you guys wanna do

sound hilarious to me that I thought were fake. I didn’t

tonight?” And then we’d go out in LA—go to a show or

think they really said those things! I thought that was

go to a bar, whatever. And so I think that’s really, really

just in the movies! Turns out, everyone really does say

helpful for us—that we’re friends. We know we’re on the

“bloody!” all the time, you know. Stupid things like that

same page… It really is like a marriage; I feel like I’m

that are cliché, but that are just true. London, I really

married to four dudes! But at the same time, it does get

liked, but the also the UK now because it’s our second

tense, for sure, because as I mentioned, everything is so

full UK tour. It’s really become a really nice home for

collaborative and everyone has so many strong opinions

us—a home away from home. People have been warm

that at times things are going to clash, but that’s just the

to us.

way that we work together, and everyone trust each other and at the end of the day we’re all happy with what

i feel the same way. so what are your impressions of

we come out with.

touring? i would imagine it can get pretty rough. is it fulfilling enough when you finally do get on

absolutely! i’m happy with it., the crowd was happy

stage? My favorite part of touring is the shows. So I think

with it, i mean when you guys perform it really shows

you’d be right in that, I think all of us, just as a band,

how much you love and care about what you’re doing.

we love playing live. I love the relationship between an

Yeah, good! Well cool. Thanks.

audience and a band, and us playing in one space, you know? That’s what music is, that’s what it started out as,

The rest of the band was around packing up after the

it’s that simple and I just love that raw relationship. To

gig and I was fortunate to shake hands and chat with

me, that’s my favorite, but I love touring. I love the fact

them all, and it’s true: their light-heartedness is appar-

that we had a day off in Berlin and I found this crazy

ent even in an exhaustive tour or after an energetic per-

urban kids’ skate culture, just random little things like

formance—they pal around like great friends—and for a

that. It has been really nice to travel and see the world,

group whose members’ personalities are so interestingly

you know, meet new people I mean, sure there are hard

different, I think I may just have to see them again when

times, there are times when you wish you had sleep and

they hit London one last time in June.

you wish you could not eat at a frickin’ gas stop, or something besides a three-day-old sandwich but all in all, I love it. what are the dynamics between you all, as a group? does it ever get edgy or because of your backgrounds, are you guys alright? I mentioned that the three of us have been together for 10 years. The rest of us have been together for about four years. So we’ve been together for a long time. We were really great friends, you know, before we started being a band full time. We had been in a band, but it was kind of part time, Andy was in fashion, I

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what are you currently working on? We are currently working on some new songs that we will hopefully be able to record and release in the near future! how will these new songs differ from your first ep, wake the earth? I think what's different about them is the way we're approaching songwriting in general. The first record, we were kind of thrown into recording, and it was more of like a 'see how much you can get done in this amount of time.' This time around it's different, because we're able to allow things to come to us naturally. what was your most embarrassing moment on stage so far? Oh dear. We played an acoustic benefit show, and there were a lot of kids there. As we were getting on stage to set up, I completely dropped my keyboard and stand, and our friend who was doing a raffle at the time had to stop to help me. It was lovely, haha. Right after that, at the same show during our first song the keyboard decided to fall off the stand and right into my lap! how did you come to the name 'the honey trees'? When I first made the music MySpace, it was just called 'trees', and then eventually I added the 'honey' because


I think 'Honey Tree' was a nickname for a friend at the time. Then 'the' just seemed to fit, so then it became 'The Honey Trees.' I didn't like the name for the longest time and tried thinking of something else to call it but nothing worked. So we stuck with it, and I'm happy we did. who/what influences your music? jacob: Pretty much everything that is music, and movies. I'm also influenced a lot by watching people play live. becky: Anything that makes me feel something... if something moves me emotionally, it will inspire me to write something. what do you do to prepare for a show? I try to warm up my voice and make sure that I feel comfortable singing, so it doesn't crack during the first song, because that happens sometimes. Which is really annoying! But I'm starting to learn more of what to do to prevent that, which includes a lot of weird and awkward vocal exercises. who would you love to tour with? jacob: Kashmir, Mew, Keane, David Gray, Jeremy Enigk, The Frames, The Killers, Phoenix, Radiohead, and Wilco. becky: What Jake said, but adding Midlake to that list. Anyone else that we


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could watch every night and learn something from and get inspired to play. what do you hope people will get from your songs? I hope that people feel some kind of hope, or peace. Or just that they simply get inspired. That's what I like from music and I hope we are doing that too. what was your favorite show so far? jacob: The show we played last month, in our hometown of San Luis Obispo because the way it flowed was the best. becky: Yeah, I agree. That was the first time we played without backing tracks and it felt so natural. We felt like an actual band, not relying on extra music in the background, we could just play and let it flow. We also got to play a couple new songs we're excited about so that was fun.

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TWO'S COMPANY FRIENDS DAVID & TYLER TAKE TURNS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA AS INK'S MOST PROMISING MODELS OF NEW YORK CITY PHOTOGRAPHY JEREMY NELSON MAKEUP & HAIR ANNA WEBBER MODELS DAVID THOMAS @ ADAM & TYLER

HILDERBRAND @ EARNEST REPRESENT

All throughout high school David Thomas' (L) mother

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jury in college playing soccer that he heeded her word.

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and first agent at adam (Kevin Hollamam) helped him

new models to act with confidence and come in with

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CORVUS NOIR A QUICK INTERVIEW WITH THIS SEASON'S FEATURED JEWELRY DESIGNER how did corvus noir begin? Corvus Noir came out of our

pletely altering something, then we're prepared to do it.

obsession with thrift and antique shopping. We travel a lot and everywhere we go, we always set time aside for

what is the biggest struggle you face in the indus-

vintage shopping. I envied my grandmother's enormous

try? We're a young company, our greatest challenge is

costume jewelry collection. Over the past ten years I've

in establishing our niche in the industry and getting the

amassed a sizable collection of my own and learned a

word out about our jewelry. We've been blessed to have

lot along the way. When I decided to start making jew-

such a devoted following of customers and bloggers

elry again (I had another jewelry company in LA), we felt

championing us so far and we're excited to see what the

strongly about using only vintage elements and keeping

future holds.

everything handmade and one of a kind. were do you get all of your ideas for this reworked jewelry? does it come from the original piece? Our jewelry is inspired by the item's original time period as well as the desire to modernize it. We find a lot of amazing pieces that have potential, but are really dated in their

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TANYA LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY JEFF SCHEAR MODEL ASHLEE GILLEN

born in california, tayna leigh has always had a love

officially decided to become a Fashion Design major at

for sunshine, art and fashion. She previously worked

UC Davis. At the time it was very selective and you had to

for a large label in the industry but has ventured out

submit a portfolio to be approved for the program. I was

to develop her own designs that are ethically mindful,

very honored and excited to be accepted. I also paired

both in production and materials. Other passions of hers

this with a double major in Italian because of all the art

include fashion illustration, collecting vintage clothing,

and design intertwined in Italian culture. With Milan be-

finding inspiration in every day and spending time with

ing the fashion capital of the world, I found it to be the

the people she loves and her toy poodle, Preston.

perfect match, and of course, so fun.

when were you convinced that creating clothing was

you were given an adjective/word to base your design

the right match for you? When I was in the 7th grade, I

off of, what was it and how do you think you trans-

decided that designing clothes was the most perfect oc-

lated the word into a garment? My word was charis-

cupation. I would fill sketch books with colorful detailed

ma: the color gold truly represents charisma to me be-

sketches of clothing design ideas. They would probably

cause it is sparkly, alluring, luxurious and possesses an

be quite hilarious to look at now, but it's definitely where

undefinable appeal. The origination of the word is Greek,

it all started. I continued to pursue this in high school by

"Kharisma" and the one shoulder shape of this dress is

making my dresses for school dances. I had no idea what

very Greek reminiscent. It has an alluring velvety type

I was doing and would scare my mom by "recklessly" cut-

texture, something people are drawn to touch and the

ting into fabric and draping it on myself to sew. Since

subtle pattern you can only see at certain angles further

then, I've learned so much more about the techniques of

portrays the idea of a hidden, luminous, power.

pattern making and sewing, but all things considered, I still think those dresses turned out pretty nicely.

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what was a big turning point as a designer for you, where it went from a past-time to a passion? When I

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PHOTOGRAPHY JEFF SCHEAR MODEL ASHLEE GILLEN

brehon williams, 20, is a native of chesapeake, virginia.

overwhelming response to my collection, I knew that I

His love for theatrics is very evident in his clothing as

could really do this, all day, everyday, for the rest of my

he mixes drama with functionality. He draws inspiration

life!

from such designers as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Viktor & Rolf.

you were given an adjective/word to base your design off of, what was it and how do you think you trans-

when were you convinced that creating clothing was

lated the word into a garment? Minimalism. I wanted

the right match for you? Literally, it happened over-

the silhouette to be very interesting and experimental

night in high school. I woke up one morning and had this

but elegant at the same time, and I knew that draping

urge to just start sketching and designing clothes.

could achieve exactly what I wanted.

what was a big turning point as a designer for you,

how can our readers see more of your work? model-

where it went from a past-time to a passion? My very

mayhem.com/noihsaf

first show was for pre-NYFW in 2009. After I saw the


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A MCQUEEN MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE POLEK

the origin of genius is surprisingly dull. A certain monotony was taking over the fashion industry. No real controversial figures existed as influential forces in fashion in the early 90's. No game changers. It is from this unsatisfying scene that Alexander McQueen's dominance as a fashion leader came to be. Amid a drab London suburb, a financially overburdened family of eight, and the cruel schoolyard derision about a differing sexuality, a young Lee Alexander McQueen began to make dresses for his sisters. The fate and future of McQueen's genius was thus secured. His design to become a fashion designer needed no encouragement. There was a raw talent that acted of its own accord. Leaving school at 16, he found himself the newest debutant apprentice of Savile Row working for the likes of Anderson & Shepard and Gieves & Hawkes. This premier job was the beginning of a series of events that launched him to the pinnacle of fashion fame. On February 11, 2010 Alexander McQueen killed himself. It isn't pretty to say, of course, but it is true. Over the course of McQueen's explosive career he made it pain-

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fashion and performance across the globe. On top of his

too committed suicide. Her death impacted McQueen

virtuosic technical skill, he always shocked audiences

painfully. During the media coverage that followed he

with an imaginative flair. His shocking designs have only

was put on the spotlight for under-appreciating her,

been topped by his tragic death.

to which he replied “They don't know my relationship

26 years ago McQueen, young and full of energy, devel-

with Isabella. It's complete bullshit...What I had with

oped his fashion credibility through a Masters program

Isabella was completely dissociated from fashion,

at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design into

beyond fashion.”

which he was accepted on the strength of his portfolio

These last words ring especially true for Alexander

without any other formal education. It was here that he

McQueen. There was always much more to him beneath

cultivated his talents that would later evolve into his

the clothes—truly beyond fashion. It is a shame that in

innovative and abrasive style that has earned him inter-

the aesthetic field of fashion it can come as a shock that

national fame. After sending models down a runway in

someone be so profoundly human. His death was pre-

finely tailored pieces that were symbolically representa-

ceded not only by his close friend's suicide three years

tive of violence against women, putting models in cages,

ago, but by his mother's nine days earlier. In fact he

and dressing them in alien sci-fi androgyny, the man has

passed the day before her funeral. The most popular be-

penetrated contemporary culture with his work. He was

lief about McQueen's motive circulating the blogosphere

accepted into the musically independent scene, in which

appears to be his insufferable distress over his mother.

he designed the cover of Bjork's Homogenic, and directed

No matter the talk about creative and professional pres-

the music video for her song. But his dark aesthetic also

sure, or the rumors of a bad break-up with a porn star,

has won over the many devout-diva-lovers of Lady Gaga

the answer is much more clear.

Romance music video (the shoes!).

McQueen's February 25th funeral marked the loss of a fashion icon and the departure of an exceptional man.

The unique range and style of his entire career rep-

As for why he did it will remain a mystery. No matter our

resents an immediate and accessible body of work that

analysis on the man by his body of work, McQueen was a

taps into the darker corners of our minds. This idiosyn-

man who was bereaved of his closest loved ones, a man

cratic talent to create matched by his technical skill has

who was haunted by break-ups and drug use. And he

made him a huge cross-culture success. His dark ten-

was a man who hated the superficiality of Hollywood. To

dencies and his dedication to his work as a serious art

think of it as losing someone we knew, to think we know

form made him like none other—a true tortured artist.

what he felt because we liked his clothes is a difficult

He detested the superficial face of Hollywood and fash-

leap to make. His death most simply and sadly seems

ion media in which he was destined to thrive. It creat-

to be a bitter reminder of how susceptible everyone is to

ed a disconnect for him with his friends and his iden-

humanness. His rise to prominence from such a normal

tity. Three years ago a particular incident tore McQueen

life does not immunize him from human tragedy. But the

apart.

beauty of McQueen was that his tragic emotion fueled

His fashion career took off at the approval of famed

him. His work always transcended an emotional thresh-

style icon Isabella Blow, who bought his entire thesis

old that will make his death so truly sad. Even with the

collection upon finishing his masters. The two became

purity that always manifest itself in his work, it was not

close. It was she who allegedly persuaded him to go by

enough to satisfy his beautiful raw genius.

Alexander at the start of his career. In 2007 Isabella Blow

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so much is expected of all of us. We’re expected to say

phisticated fashion such as Ralph Lauren and Lacoste

“bless you” when one sneezes, hold the door for all in-

with their still chic, timeless and popular men inspired

coming restaurant goers when leaving your lunch spot

sports blazer that flooded every runway this spring and

and when Spring 2010 Fashion season rolled around

tapered woman’s trousers always reminiscent of the

we expected tribal influence (gladiator sandals, animal

trendsetter of them herself, Katherine Hepburn, who

prints, geometric pattern-blocking), angelic, Home On

dared wore trousers when her multi-famous equivalents

the Prairie styles (a la’ Karl Lagerfeld went country this

restrictively wore feathers and beads. Be that as it may,

Spring) and most certainly our color to return to our

there are classics and there are spastics in every design-

trees, flowers and of course, our clothing. Yet the one

ers yearly chrysalis which definitely becomes so through

trend we most incontrovertibly expected most was…

inspiration. Alexander Wang, Pucci’s Peter Dundas and

football?

Proenza Schouler painted an active picture with sports

Casual sports-wear has always had a presence in so-

such as scuba, surfing and skateboarding influencing


Hilfiger and Isaac Mizrahi are known at times for their

Herchcovitch’s tube sock inspired stockings, satin color-

sophisticated croquet meets golf looks, especially seen in

blocked coats inspired by football players protective gear

the 90’s we can now term “preppy”. And yet, we are still

and props such as mini footballs, states spring not only

fascinated with intertwining the world of sports with

announces the media hype of the Winter Olympics final-

fashion. One would be naively mistaken if they didn’t

ly simmering but that we’re looking for a casual but chic

take notice the impact it has had on the world, if not

“ready-to-wear” style. And yet, back to Katherine Hep-

on high fashion designers. Air Jordans, Nike Shocks and

burn; the sports jacket, the collar, the trouser fit pants

even polos are still styles you can find being sold today

never seem to dwindle from the runways. And the classic

even well after their debut (or for their purpose). What-

American “tennis” look of mini skirts, razor-back tanks

ever be the inspiration, casual American sportswear

and oxford style shoes. It seems comfort doesn’t stray

seems to stand as the definitive template of business,

far from class as Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren, Tommy

pleasure and overall class.

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