Page 1

the

HEAT ISSUE

I N K M a g a z i n e p re s e nt s

S U M M E R // 2 0 1 1

v o l u m e 11 i , i s s u e i i i

haute hippie by matt feniger, clean crop by victoria mcbride, armor by stephanie leke, swimwear by ryan johnson, resort 2012 collection report

featuring

+ more interviews, fashion, and photography


inkm agonline.com

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 3

m ay 2011


STAFF Editor in Chief Founders Creative Director INK Homme Creative Director Photography Editor

John Troxel Aaliyeh Astar, John Troxel, Mike Bailey-Gates Promise Newell Adam Gallagher Joy Newell

Fashion Editor

Matt Feniger

Styling Editor

Victoria McBride

Music Editor Film Department Head European Director Australian Ambassador Fashion Writers

Katie Espinoza Nicholas Naveda Rinaldi Oliver Forbes Alexandria Mangrum, Molly Bright Hughes, Carolynn Williams, Jacobe Varela, Lindsay L, Liz Osban, Monica Merel, Taylor Bryant, Tracy Matthewson, Molly Bright Hughes

Music Writers

Andrew Jillson, Becca Wilde, Kellie Ferguson, Skyler Madsen

Justin & Becker @ RED Models photographed by John Troxel // Styled by Matt Fenniger // pg 118

Photographers

Alicia Vega, Chloe Scheffe, Chrissie White, Christopher Wilocki, Mike Bailey-Gates

Illustrator Stylists It Girl

Chelsey Scheffe Hannah Stack Veronica Boswell

CONTACT INK // INK Magazine encourages writers, photographers, designers, stylists, models, and more to submit their work to INK! Send us a message and we'll do our best to get back to you! apply.INK@gmail.com


FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS

Ryan Timm is a 100% Film Shooter. He specializes in wedding photography, but loves to shoot anything and everything. Ryan and his fiance, April, loves to travel any chance they can get, always looking for the next adventure. Ryan draws his inspiration from the beautiful, yet simplistic things in life. www.ryantimmphotography.com Ryan Timm, photographer

K atie Espinoza, Music Editor Katie Espinoza is a second generation special interest writer from the Los Angeles area. She travels frequently to San Francisco for band interviews and reviews and has attended hundreds of concerts in the past two years. Some of her band interviews include Matt & Kim, Delta Spirit, Dum Dum Girls, and Foster the People. Katie sees herself as a music ambassador rather than a critic and runs her own website that is updated weekly with postings on bands, articles, and photos. Katie has also written 6 songs on the Ukulele but doesn't know the words. You can visit her music website at www.katieespinoza.com or blog at www.tunesandgoons.tumblr.com.

joy newell, photography editor


inkm agonline.com

page 7

m ay 2011


CONTENTS inkm agonline.com page 8 m ay 2011

ARTICLES 006 // Featured Contributers 010 // Editor's Picks 018 // Heather Noelle 038 // IT Girl 044 // Contributing Editor 048 // Haute Hippie 052 // Blogger: DARA!

EDITORIALS

144 // Music Reviews

070 // Rolling in the Deep

146 // Far From Normal

104 // Brianna

150 // Inner Prisms

090 // Clean Crop

156 // Film Reviews

096 // I'm Not Here

160 // INK Homme

128 // All White Everything

208 // Shop INK

ON THE COVER Photography by John Troxel // Model is Abbie D @ FACTOR wearing Victoria McBride dress


wearing T by Alexander Wang top // photo by Victoria McBride Sun, skin, sand. Heat, haze, humidity. This is the season we shed our clothing, ride with the wind in our hair, travel the globe, and soak in the spirit of summer. In a time of the year where clothing is seemingly so sparse, a reader might think that Summer is a dry time for one in the fashion community. False. This season is ripe with interest. Summer is the season where more looks get by, and more ensembles go. Weather it's the stifling temperatures affecting our heads, or we feel more things slide when living out of a suitcase while on the road it's evident that summer is a time to go bold. Experiment with your wardrobe this summer! We're giving you a fresh look at summer dressing, a go to source for what's hot this summer (blacktop included). We'd love to hear what you think, so take time to send us a letter to the editor! Keep Creating,

John Troxel // Editor in Chief

page 9

m ay 2011

DEAR READERS,

inkm agonline.com

FROM THE EDITOR


EDITOR'S PICKS By John Troxel

inkm agonline.com

page 10

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 11

m ay 2011


Jewelry Designer Spotlight:

MOOREA SEAL INK: WHEN DID YOU START DESIGNING JEWELRY? MOOREA:I started designing jewelry near the end of my senior year of college. I was an illustration major, deeply in love with 2D art; painting, drawing and the like. But I accumulated a deepening curiosity for sculpture when I started working as an artist's assistant to an incredible sculptor and installation artist named John Grade. I fell in love with creating enormously sized sculptures as an artist's assistant but wanted to experiment with sculpture on a small scale on my own and that is what inspired me to try out jewelry making. I began with the basics, then enlisted some friends who worked with wood to teach me some wood working tricks. And now I am deeply in love with metals after taking my first metal smithing class recently. The most incredible thing about jewelry making is that there are always new things to learn and play with! I could never get bored. inkm agonline.com

INK: WHAT INSPIRED YOUR CURRENT PIECES, FEATURING A LOT OF NATURAL & RAW MATERIALS? MOOREA: I spent most of my youth in really rural areas of England and Northern California. Being surrounded by nature for most of my life embedded an appreciation in me for all things a little bit wild, magical, poetic and mysterious. On the flip side, because I lived in

page 12

such quiet small towns and villages for most of my life, I always had the urge to escape and try something new, to seek innovation inside and outside of culture deeply engraved with history, and to take what I know and make it fresh. I now live in my favorite little city,

m ay 2011

Seattle, WA ,where I can see magical mountains in the distance holding treasure troves of crystals in caves, while I also observe up close the innovation that comes from a bustling young city. These are all reasons why I love working with natural and raw materials, taking something natural and pure and making something new, fresh, and unexpected out if it. INK: WHAT TYPE OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE IN YOUR JEWELRY? MOOREA: I use a wide variety of material. All of the stones and crystals I use in my jewelry are carefully chosen for their unique and one of a kind qualities. I value community and buy all of my supplies from local jewelry suppliers, local crystal hunters, and suppliers from the wonderful community of Etsy. I do my best to hunt down never before used vintage chain to mix in with the new material. It feels like such a special treasure hunt to search out material that is hard to find, like vintage unused chain and raw crystals and stones. Creating new visions in jewelry design feels so exciting when I can use such special materials. INK: WHAT'S COMING SOON IN THE LIFE OF MOOREA SEAL? MOOREA: Oh goodness, there is so much to think about in the coming year! I have high hopes for my business, but the way my life seems to roll is that I simply have to follow it's lead and not get too obsessive with plans, though it is in my nature to do so. The best things that have happened for me and my business have been complete surprises, so lets just say that more surprises are coming soon in my life, my jewelry business, and in the lives of those who dig my jewelry. I have photo courtesy of Christopher Wilocki

lots of secret dreams and goals which you can get in on if you follow my blog: www.moorea-seal.com Interviewed by the INK Magazine Staff.


By Stephanie Leke// Photography ARMOR Jewelry

ARTFUL ACCESSORIES

Last summer, we introduced New York based accessories line Armor Jewelry. Designed by Sandee Shin, her brand features collections of hand-made jewelry reminiscent of a medieval era. Only in its second year since inception, we caught up with Shin and learned a bit more about the art of Armor. INK: Last time we spoke with you, you mentioned some new projects and collaborations in the works.  Any exciting news to share? SANDEE: During New York Fashion Week, I had the honor of working with fashion label BENSONI for their Fall 2010 collection. I created custom pieces to go along with their collection. INK: For those unfamiliar with your jewelry, both the brand name and the designs display a bit of a medieval feel with many of the pieces looking like fragments of armor.  What made you decide to take this approach to your collections? m ay 2011

SANDEE: I always saw jewelry as something precious. Especially when given as a gift, it becomes something you hold very close. Armor was worn as protection to not only protect themselves, but others as well. Some armor can be seen as regal and actual pieces of art. This

page 13

is the concept I had in mind when I started ARMOR. I wanted the ARMOR pieces to be something people would find precious, but still

inkm agonline.com

have the feel of its original intent to protect. INK: Even the names of your pieces have a bit of an ancient sound to them.  Is there a story behind the decision process?  SANDEE: I am a big fan of Greek mythology so a lot of names come influenced by characters I read about. When I read about certain characters, and how they act, I can envision them wearing my pieces

INK: With this being the art issue, who are some of the artists that have influenced you? SANDEE: I am influenced by artists of different mediums. From fashion designers, to dancers. I appreciate how Rick Owens is able to create such beautiful and dramatic silhouettes with basic fabrics. I find the illustrations from James Jean and Audrey Kawasaki to be very whimsical, yet very elegant. I love watching dance performances from hip hop to contemporary.

INK: What can we look forward to seeing from you as your brand evolves? SANDEE: I am constantly trying to find and learn new things about jewelry. I would love to create a line that leads more towards fine jewelry, but of course with the ARMOR edge. I am looking into new materials, such as black onyx, to incorporate.

Stephanie Leke is a writer at INK Magazine

To learn more or to purchase one of Sandee’s pieces, visit http://www.armorjewelry.com/.

and thus I name the pieces after them.


inkm agonline.com page 14

ARTFUL ACCESSORIES Jaclyn Mayer by Matt Feniger

m ay 2011

I NK : H ow d i d y ou a n d a rtist Orly Gen g er meet a n d b egin to c o llab o ra t e ? Ja c lyn: O U R B R A N D B E GA N WITH ON E N E CKLACE IN THE START OF 200 9 .   O R LY WA S A BOUT TO OP E N HE R LA R GE S T EXHI B I TI ON TO DAT E AT T H E IN DIA NA P OLIS MUS E UM OF A RT W HEN I VI SI T E D H E R AT H E R S TUDIO IN LON G IS LA N D CITY.  SHE H AD A S K E D M E TO B R I NG HE R JE WE LRY S HE COULD WE AR F O R TH E O P E N I N G N I G H T O F HE R S HOW.  I S UGGE S TE D INSTEAD TH AT W E M A K E H E R A N E CK LACE OUT OF THE R OP E S HE U SES I N H ER S C U L P T U R E .   I BE GA N WE AV IN G CHA IN THR O U GH A BUNCH O F E X T R A R O PE S HE HA D LYIN G A R OUN D THE STU DI O.   S H E W O R E T H E PIE CE TO THE OP E N IN G, WHICH L ED TO A DI RE C T O R D E R F R O M THE IN DIA NA P OLIS MUS E UM AND AN ART I CL E O N S T Y L E . C O M .  WHE N A LL THIS HA P P E N E D W I THI N TH E CO U R S E O F A F E W WE E KS , WE R E A LIZ E D WE HA D SO M ETH I NG U N I Q U E LY O U R OWN WHICH WE COULD DE V E LOP I NTO A S UCC E S S F U L B R A N D. I NK : H o w d i d y ou g e t i n v o l v ed with th e run way jewel ry f o r brand VP L ? Ja c lyn: I M E T V I C TO R I A BA RTLE TT, THE DE S IGN E R FR O M VPL, DURI N G A N I N T E RV I E W.   S HE LOV E D OUR JE WE LRY A ND I M M EDI AT E LY A S K E D U S TO BE IN HE R N E XT R UN WAY S HOW.  W E H AVE B E E N C O L L A B O R ATIN G WITH HE R E V E R S IN CE .  MOST RECENTLY O R LY D I D A N I N S TA LLATION IN HE R S TOR E IN SO HO. I NK : T h e f i rs t t i m e I s a w yo ur jewel ry wa s wh en I wa s at VPL’s Sp r i ng / S u m m e r 2 0 1 0 sh o w. Ba rtl ett’s in sp ira tio n wa s a natomy and I wa s m e s m e r i z e d h ow th a t tra n sl a ted to th e l o n g o ra n ge neck la c e t ha t a l l u d e d t o a s p in a l c o rd . Ho w d o yo u a p p ro a ch in spiration whe n y ou a r e d e s i g n i n g f o r so meo n e’s c o l l ec tio n a n d wh en y ou are s i m p ly d e s i g n i n g f o r y our o wn ?  Ja c lyn: S O M E T I M E S I T’S E A S IE R DE S IGN IN G FOR S OM EO NE EL SE’ S C O L L E C T I O N A S THE DIR E CTION COME S FR O M AN

O U TSI D E SO U RCE. I TRY TO ALWAYS CO NNECT T HE T WO CO LLECTI O NS I N SO M EWAY EI THER B Y M ATERI AL O R T EC HNI Q U E.   F O R EXAM PLE...LAST SPRI NG W E U SED SPO N G E C O RD I N B O TH O U R M AI N LI NE AND VPL LI NE AND THI S FA L L WE U SED A W RAPPI NG TECHNI Q U E I N B O TH CO LLECTI O NS.   BU T I NSPI RATI O N REALLY ALWAYS CO M ES F RO M M ATERI A L S A N D ART.   F O R NEXT SPRI NG W E ARE LO O KI NG AT M O RE M I N I MA L ART AND SCU LPTU RES AND SI M PLI F Y I NG O U R D ESI GN S I N TO M ETAL. I NK: How important are materials to y ou when y ou desig n?  Jacly n: M ATERI AL I S EVERYTHI NG TO U S.   EVERY THI NG WE D O I S AB O U T M ATERI AL AND TECHNI Q U E.   W E D O NO T WA N T TO B E LO CKED I NTO ANY SPECI F I C M ATERI AL B U T RI GHT N OW WE ARE STI LL FASCI NATED B Y RO PE AND ALL THE PO SS I BI L I T I ES W E CAN D O W I TH I T. I NK: For y ou , how do fashion and art come to gether? Jacly n: FASHI O N AND ART ARE I NTERLI NKED D EEPLY.   O N A SU RFACE LEVEL B O TH ARE WAYS O F SELF EXPRESSI ON.   FO R O U R B RAND, W E ARE VERY CLO SELY LI NKED TO ART BECAU SE O F O RLY’S SCU LPTU RE.   O GJM WAS B O RN O U T O F O RLY ’S A RT B U T HAS GROW N I NTO I TS OW N ENTI TY.   THO U GH T HEY STI LL PU LL F RO M EACH O THER, THEY ARE SEPARATE BO D I ES O F W O RK.   O U R JEW ELRY I S PU RELY O RNAM ENTAL W HI L E T HE M EANI NGS AND REF ERENCES I N HER ART RU N VERY DEEP.


inkm agonline.com

page 15

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

sizzling summer swimwear By Tracy Mathewson // photography by John Troxel

It is past swimsuit season, but if you have waited this long to get one, the fashions have just gotten ripe so do not wait any longer!

page 16

Summer in England may not be a laughing matter, but it is certainly worth the chuckle. One day sun, two days rain, repeat. A trip to the seaside starts with sun, ice cream, fish and chips, and donkey rides on the beach, but it does not really require a bikini. What defines an English swimsuit when skipping out to the seaside is the cover up.

m ay 2011

That 70’s vibe has been making itself clear for quite a while now with flowing chemises and floor-length dresses. These are, of course, entirely appropriate for the beach, but what else is making a comeback? Crochet, for one. Whether as a kissing embellishment or the makings of a whole halter dress, crochet just captures that earthy, summer feeling. Playsuits and kaftans of every pattern and colour are making their way to the sand, and yet, there was one little number that seemed to have travelled a long way in time to get there. Straight out of the 1920’s comes a little cover up with a modern twist. Decorated gold buttons adorn this navy and white striped piece. The cuts are so modest, but because it’s 2011, Top Shop has cut it into a two-piece, leaving a pair of high-waisted shorts and an almost 1930’s or 40’s-esque top. For anyone else who has waited for more period-precise items with a few modern adjustments, hop on board. Now, for those who do live in warmer climates, getting just the right bikini is nearly an art. Often, the most difficult part is selecting only one, and this summer there is plenty to choose from. Florals and graphic prints are becoming more abstract, using small caricatures rather than the more natural flower prints that have floated around before. Colored stripes, vivid hues and fruit patterns have squeezed into the swimwear aisles, posing as easy distractions for the unassuming swimsuit shopper. When it comes to styles, bandeau tops and monokinis are still prevailing, with the addition of some classy one-piece cuts. If you have not had a little peruse over this summer’s styles, it’s certainly about time—those swimsuits are ripe for the picking! (No pun intended, but actually… that banana bikini has its appeal!)


m ay 2011 page 17 inkm agonline.com

shade shapes

By Taylor Bryant // Photography by John Troxel

Sunglasses this season have a retro feel with a recession-era update. Every one is more aware of their expenditures. For this reason, purchases must be fabulous enough to be justifiable. Designers appeal to consumers by using classic shapes, always a good investment, and adding a major embellishment to make a statement. The balance of nostalgia and innovation make this season’s sunglasses well worth buying. The cat eye becomes relevant with edgy wings or a bold colored frame. Colored lenses also are growing in popularity. This trend is best paired with a simpler frame. A plain cat eye or a John Lennon-esque frame suit the colored lens well. Oversized seventies inspired frames are streamlined this season. Designed in neutral colors, they may feature small metallic accents or slight lens tints. As always, there are the more dramatic glasses. This summer, sunglasses glean their drama by combining trends. A large, embellished frame with tinted lenses means instant theatricality. No matter one’s taste, the summer season promises timeless frames that will suit both personality and budget.


inkm agonline.com

page 18

m ay 2011


By Stephanie Leke // Photography Heather Noelle

HEATHER NOELLE Hidden in the suburbs of Massachusetts is 23-year-old

H: My opinion is that fashion wouldn't exist without photography. I

photographer Heather Noelle. A graduate of the University

wouldn't necessarily say that photography influences or impacts fashion

of New Hampshire with a degree in psychology, Heather

but rather it advertises it and distributes it. Fashion photography is an

has created a collection of work that surpasses many of her

industry where photographers can make a living shooting designer's

peers. Citing legends such as Sally Mann, Richard Avedon, and

work. Many famous photographers have ventured into the genre of

filmmaker Alejandro Joborowsky as influences, Noelle is able

fashion photography because, well, it pays. Don't get me wrong, I do

to create bold, striking images that are both provocative and

enjoy looking at fashion photography and I appreciate it, but I consider

meaningful. Bringing her perspective both in front and behind

my work to be fine art photography and enjoy fine art more so than

the lens, Noelle showcases her knack for creating captivating

fashion.

images with film and digital mediums.

m ay 2011

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ARTIST

H: Fashion does play a role in my photography, but not in the sense of

Heather: The moment I knew I had a love affair with the camera was

designers and labels but in the sense of clothing in general. Clothing is

while watching a documentary about Henri Cartier-Bresson entitled

vital in the world of photography and a poor choice of clothes can lead to

"The Impassioned Eye". Through Bresson I realized how important and

a poor photograph. I tend to use simple garments that won't take away

meaningful photography can be to someone's life. While taking intro

from the subject. I'm not photographing the clothes, I'm photographing

to photography I realized I had an eye for it and my passion for the art

the person. However, I wouldn't be opposed to delving into real fashion

was born.

photography and photographing beautiful designer clothes someday.

S: For those who may not know, a vast majority of your work consists of

S: What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

self-portraits. There is a level of convenience in taking self-portraits, one major factor being the ease in creating the desired end result without

H: In the near future you can expect some collodion wet plate images

worrying about having to mold a model to do so. That being said,

as well as more large format portraiture and bleached/toned black and

would you say that you prefer the ease of shooting yourself or do you

white fiber based prints.

enjoy working with models more? H:  I enjoy taking self-portraits more so than using a model. I feel as though when using myself I can easily convey the emotion that I want the viewer to see. In taking self-portraits it is not a vain act, rather it's using your personal body and face as a way to express yourself. I think a lot speaks through an image about the photographer whether the picture is of them or of somebody else. I think there's more a sense of vulnerability when the photographer turns the camera around on themselves and this captured vulnerability can be quite captivating. S:  Some would say that fashion plays a major role in photography.  Would you consider there to be a correlation between the two or would you argue that there is a clear separation between the two with one impacting the effectiveness of the other?

Stephanie Leke is a writer at INK

inkm agonline.com

page 19

S: How large of a role does fashion play for you? Stephanie: What led to your fascination with photography?


inkm agonline.com

page 20

m ay 2011


KRISTIN EIDE by Ricardo Hernandez

A Q&A WITH HOUSTON-BASED ARTIST AND FASHION DESIGNER KRISTEN EIDE

I have to give lots of credit to Warhol because he did bring to light that

It is not very often that Houston becomes a slip-of-the-tongue city when

fashion illustrator! He saw the connection between fashion and art and

discussing the US art scene. But enter Kristen Eide, an Oklahoma-bred

rode that wave for a long time. Also, Kate And Laura Mulleavy: the

ingénue who has managed to mold her intrigue for fashion and art

sister fashion team behind Rodarte. They are inspirational artists.  I love

into a budding career. Eide’s passion took her to Paris at the age of 25,

that they do not care about current trends in fashion. They are a real

where she explored her potential and achieved a lust-worthy certificate

and authentic to the core.

in fashion design from Parsons. Now based out of Houston, Eide has

participated in local art shows, many of which were shown at the Doshi

INK: Is there a specific philosophy or mantra that you follow when

House Art Gallery & Studio. I took some time to question Eide on her

producing your art, or are you more of a free spirit simply living in the

personal consideration of her tenure as a freelance artist/designer and

moment?

the intrinsic world of fine art in which she lived. In the end, the result

was as enlightening as her boundary-pushing work.

EIDE: I try to live by the moment but that in itself has to be a mantra.  make something look just right that I should not continue or I should put

within a certain genre?

it away for a few days or weeks and then go back to it.

 

EIDE: I’ve struggled for a long time (as I think most artists do) on what

INK: I understand that along with your art, you are also a freelance

my personal style is and how to describe it. I definitely prefer the human

fashion designer with prestigious experience from Parsons Paris. What

form and within the human form, it’s portrait. So much can be said

do you think is the relationship between art and fashion, considering

with body language and facial expressions. With that comes clothing,

that they often affect one another?

and what people wear and how they wear it. What it says about them and what it doesn’t say.  I also think that in the context of art as far

EIDIE: Oh wow, they should always affect one another! I really believe

as technique, I choose to use a bit of a child’s hand. My artwork is

that fashion is and can be a walking, moving, and almost living aspect

not refined and challenges the viewer to see something a little more

of art. Just as the architect gets to design and draw and see their blue

truthful. I’m a big fan of Klee and he does the same thing. He believed

prints come to life in bustling cities with people coming and going and

that children and children’s artwork is the most truthful in expression.

walking around so do fashion designers. But art and artists can be

an inspiration to or for anything and I actually think it’s a pretty easy

INK:: Where do you gain inspiration from and how do you think it

connection between art and fashion. I could get really philosophical

differentiates your work from other artists?

at this point and talk about Dada but I’m not sure that’s what you’re

looking for; Dada is a really amazing time in art history. People like

EIDE: As I said before, Klee is a huge influence for me. I think I picked

Duchamp and Picabia really revolted in the idea of society by not

up part one of his diary when I was in high school at the local half-price

revolting and creating ‘not art’, they became an anti society. We still see

bookstore and learned to develop my childlike inspirations. It also taught

this today; the hippies in the 60’s and 70’s, the grunge kids in the 90’s

me that imperfection is beautiful and truthful and not to get too stressed

and now the hipsters, and it’s not only an attitude that these people had

out if my lines weren’t perfect. I also adore Egon Schiele.  His hand is so

or have but it’s also by the clothes that they wear. We are always going

uneasy but really determined. His aesthetic is really amazing to me.  I

to think the underground societies are cooler and then the mainstream

also am in love with Picabia and his spirit of art. He crossed the borders

will catch on.

of kitsch and avant-garde way before Warhol got there. But of course,

Ricardo Hernandez is a writer at INK

page 21 inkm agonline.com

I instantly know when I’ve taken too long on something or I’m trying to INK: What is your personal aesthetic and artistic style? Do you fall

m ay 2011

borderline between kitsch and avant-garde. He also started out as a


inkm agonline.com

page 22

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 23

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 24

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 25

by Alexa Mangrum

Fo r S o nia L o p e z - C h av e z , t h e pu rsu it of passion and b eau t y is the bas is o f h e r w o r k . B o r n i n t he vib rant cit y of Gu anaju at o, M ex ico , Lo p e z - Ch ave z m o v e d t o S a n Dieg o at an earl y ag e. Lopez-Chavez’s wo r k e m b o d i e s p u l s at i n g c o l or schemes and t h emes of h erita ge insp ir e d b y h e r M e x i c a n ba c k grou nd and ch il dhood. Oft en featuring st r o ng f e m i n i n e f o r m s s h e seek s t o capt u re t h e inner and o uter be aut y o f h e r s u b j e c ts .

space in a short period of time.

IN K : W ha t i n s p i r e s a n d d r i ves yo ur wo rk?

I NK: W hat artistic influ ences (mu sic? film?) have especia l ly ins pir e d y ou r work ?

LO P EZ: I t e n d t o p a i n t f e m al es in th e ma jo rity o f my p iec es b ecau se I see a lo t o f b e a u t y a n d s t r e n g th in f ema l es. IN K : I f yo u c ou l d p i ck o n e ad jec tiv e to sum up th e styl e o f yo ur work wh a t w o uld i t be ? LO P EZ: T he o n e a d j e c t i v e t ha t q uickly c o mes to min d to d esc ribe my w o rk i s c o lo r f u l . IN K : H o w d o e s t h e e v e r y d ay ma n if est itsel f in yo ur wo rk? LO P EZ: I li v e my e v e r y d ay l i fe with a n o p en h ea rt l o v in g a l l th a t comes my way. Al l t h e p os i t i v e l o v in g en ergy I p ut o ut is return ed so I then ch o o s e t o t ra n s f e r i t t o my wo rk. IN K : W ha t a r e y o u r fa v or i t e med iums to wo rk with a n d why? LO P EZ: M y fa v or i t e m e d i u ms to wo rk with a t th is mo men t a re acry lic be c au s e i t d r i e s q u i ck ly a n d sp ray p a in t b ec a use yo u c a n c o v er so mu ch

I NK: D o y ou have a particu lar work ing rou tine? Time of day? LO PEZ: I paint when I have free time. I lik e to start pain ting in the early morning. M y rou tine is to meditate then tu rn on some mus ic and paint u ntil the su n goes down.

LO PEZ: M u sic feeds my sou l! Historical M exican mu sicians l ike Pe dr o I nfante and Ramon Ayala inspire me. I listen to all k ind s o f mus ic thou gh. Right now D u bstep and hip-hop instru mental are s o me o f my favorites genres. I NK: W hat is y ou r process for creating new work ? D o y ou be gin a pie ce immediately when inspired or save it and develop it as it co me s ? LO PEZ: M y process for creating new work is simple. I find ins piratio n and then go with it. I paint my ideas as soon as I get the m and wil l u su ally finish the same day. I pu t all of my energy in to one pie ce at a time. I NK: Any last words? LO PEZ: I want to thank I NK for giving me the opportu nity to s har e my words. I t cou ldn't have come at a better time. I presently s tand ce ntered su rrou nded with love and light and hope I can give a l ittl e bit o f this to people throu gh my work .

inkm agonline.com

SONIA LOPEZ


CHRISTINE LINDSTROM

INK: Who are you?

inkm agonline.com

CHRISTINE: My name is Christine Lindstrom and I am an illustrator and designer. INK: What do you do?

page 26

CHRISTINE: I make artwork and products that I hope will make people's lives a little more beautiful. I design everything from art prints and jewelry to throw pillows and stationery. I hope to expand my designs to include clothing and other home decor items over the next few years.

m ay 2011

INK: Why do you do it? CHRISTINE: I want to foster connections between people and nature while awakening people to the natural beauty that we have all around us. It isn't often that people slow down to notice the reasons they have to be grateful, and I hope to create objects that will inhibit a response from some sort of memory center that will trigger these emotions. INK: Where can we see more of you? CHRISTINE: On my website at http://maiautumn.com and my blog at http://maiautumn.typepad.com


inkm agonline.com

page 27

m ay 2011


3.1 PHILLIP LIM // photo courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim via STYLE.COM inkm agonline.com

RESORT 2012

on the cover

CRUISING AWAY IN FASHION

page 28 m ay 2011

A collective view of standout trends from the Resort 2012 collections by Ricardo Hernandez

While the beginning of the calendar year brings about excitement and hopes of fortune for fashionmongers and common folk alike, the transitional period between spring and summer attracts a luxury and ease that is worth resorting to. From Paris and Milan to New York City, resort collections showcase the latest luxury designs in summer attire. Each year new trends are born, and this time around has been no different.

STARK WHITE

Fitting perfectly in place with the nautical theme

that is tied to the summer fashion season is one of the standout trends in this year’s resort collections: stark white. Featured in almost every show, from the minutest details to the most overwhelming silhouettes, white dominated the catwalks. The Olsen twins heightened the already supreme level of elegance and tailoring for The Row by channeling the classicism and Italian flair of the 1940’s, which consisted of white cotton suits paired with breezy wide-legged trousers, ivory lace gloves, and cream fedoras, and an impeccably tailored marinière top. 3.1 Phillip Lim stayed authentic by rolling out raw-edge designs in variable shades of white that still managed to retain femininity, like a bone leather-like sleeveless dress with zipper details or a simple knee-length dress that was styled under a snug cropped cashmere sweater. The refreshing hue was incorporated most simply of all, however, in the MaxMara lineup, where a classic


all-white pantsuit coupled with flared trousers and an Audrey

more into color this season than he has been in his past show-

Hepburn-esque lace dress reemphasized the brand’s minimal

ings, presenting a slew of Technicolor ensembles like a high-slit

outlook on women’s wear.

evening dress in electric tangerine, a muted grass jumpsuit, and a sleeveless dress-pant combination treated with full-blown

INNOVATIVE FLORALS

matching cobalt. And no trend can be fully appreciated without

Flower-inspired silhouettes have become an expected seasonal

understanding the influence of the timeless Yves Saint Laurent,

point of view for many designers, save the certain few who

and appropriately, its current designer Stefano Pilati, whose

managed to place a creative innovative spin on this growing

production of impressionable pieces including a scarlet double-

summer cliché. Adding a futuristic edge to an otherwise simple

breasted trench dress dazzled and reemphasized the prevalence

print, Riccardo Tisci took a note from Mary Katrantzous’s

of the color craze.

signature “mirror” designs. Knee-length pencil skirts and olive sleeved blouses all bore Tisci’s neo-floral design, which ap-

propriately boasted electric oranges and reds. Giambattista Valli

The only thing that might be better than wearing a print is

MIXED PATTERNS AND PRINTS

was no martyr when it came to ditching the same-old flower

wearing multiple at the same time, which was a memo offered

patterns that preceded his collection. Blooming violets were

from many of the designers prior to the Resort collections.

decoratively splashed on the surfaces of some of Valli’s clothes,

Italian design house Missoni has always integrated the varied

including a neon orange thigh-high tunic that remained argu-

use of graphic prints into the core of their brand, and kept true

ably the most memorable garment in the set.

to their signature. The brand channeled the 1920’s, but with a slight hippie throwback as seen by a pair of psychedelically top and headband. It was all about print mixing at Stella Mc-

something to do with Jil Sander’s last Spring collection. Michael

Cartney’s presentation, where Hawaiian tops (yes, they’re in

Kors took a break from using lush fabrics and jewel tones and

style now) were oddly styled with voluminous multi-colored

pumped up the volume with eye-popping colors like chartreuse

striped skirts, and vice-versa. The result, however, was quite

and fluorescent pink. into his Australian get-away-inspired col-

stunning albeit the unusual circumstance, especially consider-

lection of vacation wear. Closely tailored blazers, cropped coats

ing that both patterns are standard archetypes of summer

and zebra day dresses comprised his Australian get-away-

fashion.

inspired collection. Most notable was his inclusion of a neon

Ricardo Hernandez is a writer at INK

Stella McCartney // photo courtesy of Stella McCartney via STYLE.COM

Giambattista Valli // photo courtesy of Giambatista Valli via STYLE.COM

inkm agonline.com

scuba suits. Israeli-American designer Yigal Azroüel was much

m ay 2011

printed trousers that were matched with a similarly designed

A massive color bug has gone around and it most likely has

page 29

HYPER HUES

on the cover


We break down the simple essentials needed this summer to backbone your wardrobe. photographed by Christopher Wilocki // directed by John Troxel // hair & makeup by Rose Okoye // assistance by // modeled by Jordan Ball @ FORD & Hannah Rademaker @ FORD

this page: trench opening ceremony that page: bathing suit hennes & mauritz

a pr il 2011 page 31 on the cover inkm agonline.com

back to the basic


inkm agonline.com

page 32

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 33 inkm agonline.com ALL ITEMS featured on this spread are available on MIKKAT MARKET's online boutique. (excludes menswear)


inkm agonline.com page 34 m ay 2011 ALL ITEMS featured on this spread are available on EIGHTEENTH NYC's online boutique. (excludes menswear)


dress velouria vintage inkm agonline.com

page 35

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com page 36 m ay 2011 ALL ITEMS featured on this spread are available on MIKKAT MARKET's online boutique. (excludes menswear)


inkm agonline.com

page 37

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com page 38 m ay 2011

VER ON ICA

INK's new IT Girl debuts in handpic


a pr il 2011 page 39 inkm agonline.com

cked emerging talent photographed by John Troxel


WEARING DRESS BY LOUP CHARMANT

inkm agonline.com

page 40

m ay 2011


WHAT IS YOUR SUMMER ESSENTIAL THIS YEAR?

I was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, so I am originally an East

I've been having this really interesting phase where I find ways to pair

Coast Girl, and have been on the move all over the country ever since.

my brown leather riding boots (by Frye) with everything. Skirts, jean

When I was about three years old, my mother threw us right into

shorts, floral dresses...I couldn't live without them.

the centre of Manhattan in NYC, and I became instantly addicted to observing the way people clothed and carried themselves. Living just

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS SUMMER?

a few blocks away from 5th Avenue can do that to a kid. Don't get me

This summer is the summer I have been waiting for my whole live. I

wrong, I'm not one of those girls who can't leave the house in sweats

have just returned from a trip to Europe with a student conference,

and a tank top, but when the time comes to go to a party or spend a

during which I visited Austria, Hungary, and Prague. Seeing all the

night out with friends getting dressed is the best part. Call me a girl,

art and fashion while I was over there made me even more excited to

but I love pretty things, and somehow manage to surround myself

play the role of INK's new It Girl! And in just a few days I take off for

with them -- whether it be horseback riding, dancing, or traveling to

England to take a few summer classes at Cambridge University, based

some of the most beautiful places on earth.

mainly around philosophy and physics. I'm having a love affair with travel.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BRING TO THE ROLE OF IT GIRL? I could barely believe it when I was asked to be the It Girl. It is such a

ANY HOBBIES WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OTHER THAN

huge honour, and I remember looking at my phone on the way home

FASHION?

from lacrosse practice and practically jumping out of my seat. As

When it comes to hobbies outside of fashion, I try to keep my list

INK's It Girl, I am going to be showcasing and modeling new emerging

short and to the point -- and it never ends up working. I keep my class

designers for the next four seasons to keep INK's readers updated on

schedule as rigorous as my school will let me, but always leave time

the latest seasonal styles and trends!

for my favourite activities. I'm a musical person; I compete in classical piano and have played for twelve years, as well as private voice and

WE KNOW YOU'LL BE FEATURING PREFFERED EMERGING

guitar lessons. I play lacrosse (which everyone laughs at because I'm

TALENT, BUT WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE TOP

such a petite person), and horseback ride (English Style). I act and

DESIGNERS?

perform in high school theatre programs, as well. I love to read and

Being the more right-brained person that I am, I tend to lean towards

travel.

the smaller designers myself, but of course I have a few favourites up top. When it comes to top designers, I am more of a UK girl. I adore

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FOR THIS COMING AUTUMN SEASON?

Christopher Bailey at Burberry, for keeping colors and prints so classic

This upcoming autumn season readers should expect the more delicate

but giving all his pieces that tiny little twist that turns them into high

side of fashion -- lady-like styles and the return of more feminine,

fashion. I also love Sarah Burton's Alexander McQueen collection,

sensual dressing.

although that's personally the kind of clothing I could look at for hours but never wear (in dressing myself, I prefer the basics).

Veronica Boswell is INK's current IT GIrl, located in Chicago.

page 41

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF!

inkm agonline.com

SAY HELLO TO veronica

m ay 2011

By Veronica Boswell // Photography John Troxel


inkm agonline.com

page 42

m ay 2011

WEARING SWEATER BY PELICAN AVE.


WEARING TOP BY OAK + FORT inkm agonline.com

page 43

m ay 2011


WANDER LUST inkm agonline.com

page 44

m ay 2011


Contributing editor Sandra Hagelstam, of blog 5 inch and up, shows us an array of snapshots from her summer travels.

inkm agonline.com

page 45

m ay 2011

"on my recent trip to morocco, the markets and souks were a shopping paradise, with silver rings and chunky necklaces everywhere... I came home with 8 new bags and a completely new, unique jewellery collection!"


All the maximalism around made me want to wear mostly white during my trip

inkm agonline.com page 46 m ay 2011


5INCHANDUP.BLOGSPOT.COM inkm agonline.com

page 47

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com on the cover page 48 m ay 2011

Brand Highlight:

Haute Hippie

by Matt Feniger // photographed by Brandon Wickenkamp // modeled by Paget Millard @ APM In 2008, Trish Wescoat, who was President of women's collections for brands like Theory and Michael Kors, founded a brand that would offer luxury at an affordable price. The Haute Hippie girl is described as a "ROBO," Rock n' Roll Bohemian. Inspired by her travels, Wescoat brings a global perspective to urban chicness. Soft sensual fabrics are combined with details and embellishments. A plaid button down with circle studs is paired with a long tiered tulle skirt. This look is part of the Fall 2011 collection, one that brings global references from locations like Peru and Africa to New York City. Silk, sequin, fringe and fur cover everything from dresses and skirts to tops and jackets. The pieces featured in the following shoot are from the brand's Spring/Summer 2011 collection, giving you a taste of the extravagance and simple chicness of Haute Hippie.


bangle: Marc by Marc Jacobs inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 49

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 50

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 51

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 52

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 53 on the cover inkm agonline.com

A quick chat with INK's featured summer blogger: Dara Udom Photographed by Ryan Timm // Directed by John Troxel


inkm agonline.com on the cover page 54 m ay 2011

"Every aspect of the industry is so appealing to me!" -Dara Udom


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 55

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 56

m ay 2011


IN K: WHEN D I D YO U START YO U R B LO G? DA R A :I sta rted my blo g in september of 2010 IN K: TE LL US A LI TTLE B I T AB O U T YO U RSELF ! THE TO P 5 THIN GS P E O PLE NEED TO KNOW AB O U T YO U ! DA R A : 1 . I g et b o red with my self easily so I ’m constantly changing my look . 2 . I’m ma jo rin g in compu ter science so I ’m the biggest nerd at heart. 3 . I’m o b ssessed with planning my fu tu re bu t I ’m also very ind ec isiv e a b o ut it. One day I want to be a sty list the next I want to b e mo d el o r g o in to design. Every aspect of the indu stry is so appealing to me.

IN K : DO YOU S E E DIFF ERENCES//SI M I LARI TI ES I N AM ERI CAN & NI GERI AN FASHI O N? DA R A : Th ere a re d ef initely a lot of similarities between the two esp ec ia l ly th is sea so n I feel. Nigerian fashion is all abou t beau tif ul a n d un iq ue p rin ts and fabrics and I ’ve seen that a lot on the run way a n d s tores in America lately. I love that IN K : WHO A R E SO M E O F YO U R FAVO RI TE D ESI GNERS? DARA: I love everything Burberry Prorsum! Michael Kors this season is to die for! Balmain, Lanvin and Elie Saab are some of my other favorites.

daraudom. blogspot.com

page 57

DA R A : I f irst g o t involved with my blo g and since then I ’ve wo rked with sev eral fashion organizations in my school.

on the cover

IN K: HOW DID YO U GET I NVO LVED W I TH FASHI O N?

inkm agonline.com

5 . My family is every thing to me.

m ay 2011

4. I love being bu sy.


inkm agonline.com page 58 m ay 2011

in a whirl

Photography by Heather Talbert // Styling by Dana Hanegraaf // Makeup & Hair by Mehwish Khan // Modeled by Katrina Hoernig @ Factor Chicago


m ay 2011 page 59 inkm agonline.com T-shirt, Chaser, $48 at Bloomingdale’s Denim skirt, Genetic Denim, $220, Bracelets, Adia Kibur, $48, Sandals, Frye, $158, at shopbop.com. Necklaces, Free People, $48 (each), at freepeople. com. Stylist’s own belt and headband.


inkm agonline.com page 60 m ay 2011 Sweater, Free People, $78, skirt, Theory, $295, at Bloomingdale’s. Crochet swimwear (worn under), Lisa Maree, $127, bracelets, A Peace Treaty, $250 (each), at shopsheboutique.boots.


m ay 2011 page 61 inkm agonline.com Fringe dress, Opening Ceremony, $598, shorts, Blank Denim, $71, bracelet, House of Harlow, $100, at shopbop. com.


inkm agonline.com

page 62

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 63 inkm agonline.com Dress, Elizabeth & James, $545, at Bloomingdale’s. Bracelet, ACB, $102, at shopsheboutique.com.


Makeup used throught smashbox "Photofinish" primer, "CoverFx" f

inkm agonline.com page 64 m ay 2011 Fringe dress, Opening Ceremony, $598, shorts, Blank Denim, $71, bracelet, House of Harlow, $100, at shopbop. com.


inkm agonline.com

page 65

m ay 2011

foundation and translucent powder. "BeneTint" cheek and lip stain and "High Beam" highligher by Benefit.


inkm agonline.com

soft

page 66 m ay 2011

society P h otog rap he d by Thom as Qva l e S tyl ed by S o l Naghibia n Hai r by N i kola G rozdic Ma keup by S o fia White Mo d eled by Est he r & Le a @ Te am Mode ls

L ea wea rs: Topp: Ve r onica B. Vallenes Pants: Fillipa K E s t h er we a rs: Lacebo dy : B ru u n s Bazaar S ki rt: B ru u ns Bazaar


m ay 2011 page 67 on the cover inkm agonline.com

L ea w ears: Sh o r t d r ess: Misso n i S an dals: Stella M c car tn ey E sth er w ears: D ress: Filippa K S h o es: Marc Jac o bs


inkm agonline.com page 68 m ay 2011

E s ther we ars: D res s : Ve ronica B. Vallenes Shoes: C eline L e a w e a rs: Dr ess: R o d e bje rSu per fineS h o e s : G ivenchy


m ay 2011 page 69 on the cover inkm agonline.com

Es the r ( L) wears: Knitte d sweater: Sams ø & Samsø Pants : Fi li ppa K Le a (R) wears: To pp: Vivie nn e Westwo o d anglomani a Maxi s k ir t: Fi li ppa K


inkm agonline.com

page 70

m ay 2011

ROLLING IN THE DEEP


m ay 2011 page 71 inkm agonline.com

summer basics take on a deep tone Photographed & Styled by John Troxel Modeled by Claire Catherine @ FORD Mark Brent @ CHOSEN James Doherty @ CHOSEN


inkm agonline.com

page 72

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 73

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 74

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 75

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 76

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 77

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 78

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 79

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 80

m ay 2011


Photographed by Christopher Wilocki // Styled by Kylie Sigurdson @ FORD // Hair and Makeup by Nicole Donnelly @ FORD // Modeled by Emily Helling @ BMG

m ay 2011 page 81

striking whites with simple statements

inkm agonline.com

DO IT BRIGHT


inkm agonline.com

page 82

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 83

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 84

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 85

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 86

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 87 on the cover inkm agonline.com

SIMPLE PLEASURES

Photography by Ryan Johnson // Modeled by Josie Hosmer @ Pulse Management and Ali Lake @ McCarty // Make Up by Janelle Johnson // Hair by Saraah Chavez // Swimwear by Shabby Apple (www.shabbyapple.com)


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 88

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 89

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 90

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 91 on the cover inkm agonline.com

CLEAN CROP

photographed by John Troxel // styled by Victoria McBride // Hair and Makeup by Chrisondra Boyd-Stokes // Modeled by Abbie D @ FACTOR


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 92

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 93

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 94

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 95

a pr il 2011


Shirt – Vintage / Skirt – Fine Finds / Bangles – Jennyfleur Loves / Hat – La Sirena Folk Art / Shoes – Jessica Simpson

inkm agonline.com page 96 m ay 2011

STYLING BY NICOLETTE LANG-ANDERSEN HAIR & MAKEUP BY CHANTALE WALKER MODEL SIERRA LAUREN @ JOHN CASABLANCAS PHOTOGRAPHY BY TASEDA KNIGHT


inkm agonline.com

page 97

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com page 98 m ay 2011

Waistcoat – Black Rice Market / Head-band, bodysuit – American Apparel / Jeans – Urban Outfitters / Bangles – Jennyfleur Loves


inkm agonline.com

page 99

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 100

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 101 inkm agonline.com

Denim vest– Urban Outfitters / Chain – Fine Finds / Mask – Stylists


inkm agonline.com page 102 m ay 2011

Shorts – Jennyfleur Loves / Shirt, Headpiece & bangles – Stylists


inkm agonline.com

page 103

m ay 2011


dress by C/FAN


Photography by Daniel Kelleghan // Modeled by Brianna @ FACTOR // Styled by John Troxel // Hair and Makeup by Ben Rodrigues from Opinion on Productions

m ay 2011 page 105 inkm agonline.com

fleur de ballet BRIANNA


BACK TO THE BAS I C S // G a p r ibbed b l a ck ta nk, C/ FAN s i l k sho rts


m ay 2011 page 107 inkm agonline.com

S IMP LE S TY LING / / C/FAN silk r o mper, Jan essa Jew elr y brac elet


inkm agonline.com page 108 m ay 2011

BRIN G IN T HE BL AC K / / Custom gown by K a t he r in e Owen, M oo r e a S e a l e ar r in gs


inkm agonline.com

page 109

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 110

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 111 on the cover

Photographed by Amel Kerkeni // Modeled by Delphine Mari // Make-up by Charlotte Mailliez // Styling by ValĂŠriane Dousse

inkm agonline.com

DAZED


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 113

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 114

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 115 on the cover inkm agonline.com dress l.a.m.b., $595 necklace lizzie fortunato jewels, $252 at shopbop.com shoes michael antonio, $64.90 at shopakira.com


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 117

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com page 118 m ay 2011

CUT & SKEW photographed by John Troxel // styled by Matt Feniger // modeled by Justin & Recker @ RED Special thanks to Michelle Von Mandel


m ay 2011 page 119 inkm agonline.com

on her: Top and skirt: JF & SON on him: pants: Wood Wood top: SGC NYC


inkm agonline.com

page 120

m ay 2011

blazer and pants: Paul Smith


jacket: R/H dress: John Troxel inkm agonline.com

page 121

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com page 122 m ay 2011

on her: top: JF & SON clutch: Henrik Vibskov on him: jacket: Wood Wood


earrings: R/H necklace: vintage

inkm agonline.com

page 123

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 124

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 125 on the cover

Photo graphed by Jacqueline Harriet Jewelry, clothing, props by Savannah Lisle Hair & Makeup by Mariya Sevchuk Modeled byLauren @Supreme Management

inkm agonline.com

SUN SPOT


inkm agonline.com page 126 m ay 2011 dress cynthia steffe, $425 at bloomingdale's bracelets natasha, $24 each at nordstrom


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 127

m ay 2011


photographed by Michael Dar // modeled by Rachael Luesse @ FACTOR // styled by Theresa De Maria @ Artists by Timothy Priano // hair and make up by Rachael Perrin @ Artists by Timothy Priano

M ul ti tie r e d r u ff le d r o b e by B e ts y Jo hns o n at N o rd s tr o m, M uti l ay e red ru ffled dress by H & M , Ring at Nordstrom

ALL WHITE EVERYTHING


inkm agonline.com

page 129

m ay 2011


page 130

m ay 2011

L o ng c o tto n d r e s s w ith l e athe r s trap e s by A l l Sa ints at Bl o o mingdales, ring by Nordstom

inkm agonline.com


inkm agonline.com

page 131

m ay 2011

C o tt o n ta nk d r e s s with as ymme tr ic al d e s ign an d ne tte d s h o ul de r s traps by Alice & O livia at B loomingdales, B rac e le t s an d te nnis s ho e s by H & M


page 132

m ay 2011

C o tto n a nd Li ne n ta nk dr e s s by A LC s o l d at C hal k o f Eva ns to n, Silver chain neck lace by H & M

inkm agonline.com


inkm agonline.com

page 133

S il k Dr e s s by A l ice an d O l ivi a a t G av in, Evan s to n, We dg e s a ndl es by B alenciaga at Chalk of Evanston

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 134

m ay 2011


ON A SUMMER MORNING

inkm agonline.com

page 135

m ay 2011

photography by jeannine tan


inkm agonline.com

page 136

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 137

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 138

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 139

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com page 140 m ay 2011

INK modeled by Jennifer Ruppert // photographed by John Troxel


inkm agonline.com

page 141

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 142

m ay 2011


INK

www.MIKKATMARKET.com inkm agonline.com

page 143

m ay 2011


ALBUM REVIEWS INK'S INTREPID DEPARTMENT HEAD AND MUSIC WRITERS BRING YOU THEIR TAKES ON RECENT RELEASES

Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues The saying goes, “patience is a virtue,” and it has a point. Fans have been eagerly waiting for Fleet Foxes second LP since the release of their self-titled debut album, and fans will not be disappointed. From the first song to the last, listeners will be comforted to hear singer Robin Pecknold’s familiar voice, the harmonies, and guitar picking. However, Fleet Foxes did take things further by creating a darker, more somber album. Perhaps it is why

tUnE-YaRdSMOMENT BENDS whokIll

Oakland's Merrill Garbus has created something unique with w h o k I l l, an album bursting with imagination. The lo-fi experimenter has left the bedroom to create a work of oddball pop bliss. Nina Simone and David Byrne inkm agonline.com

had a bouncing baby girl; she has the rhythm and she has the soul. 5/5 stars —Skyler Madsen

Joe Wright's Hanna OST Hanna was worth getting excited

page 144

over purely because the legendary Chemical Brothers were doing an original score, and they absolutely

m ay 2011

did not disappoint. Not only was the score perfect for the film, but the soundtrack stands up- all on its own. Hanna OST goes in so many divergent directions, creating ambience or massive amounts of energy, and all while preserving that very particular flavor that The Chemical Brothers have. Though no one was denying their talent, The Chemical Brothers completely cement it with this album. It shows growth beyond the big beat of the 90's with a refined, well-rounded

they titled their LP Helplessness Blues. However, the album is not all doom and gloom. While each song tends to start off slowly, Pecknold is then joined by his other band-mates creating harmonious tunes you cannot help but smile along with. So, despite their helplessness, Fleet Foxes does offer us a bit of optimism, just in time for summer. Recommended track: “The Shrine/An Argument” 4.5/5 stars —Skyler Madsen

Gold Bears Are You Falling In Love? Formed in 2010, this infectious Atlanta band has signed to Slumberland Records and prepares to release their awaited LP, Are You Falling In Love?. Their spirited pop ballads that are blended with punk fuzz make for tracks you have a difficult time parting from. Gold-Bears have created noise that is original and intrinsically charming.They are currently on a short May tour in the East Coast so catch them if you can because the time spent this past Winter creating the album, will be one heck of a sonic Summer delight. —Katie Espinoza

film score. —Andrew Jilson

Xray Eyeballs Not Nothing When I got sent Xray Eyeballs’ new album, Not Nothing, my love for surf-punk instantly reignited. If you fell in love with off-key vocals, shows where you mosh and fight for your life, greasy hair, muffled guitars, and beach vibes then continue reading. Xray Eyeballs most resembles The Black Lips, Strange Boys, the Growlers, King Khan, and Jay Retard and while the songs are glazed with cheeky pop hooks, Xray Eyeballs summons you closer by filling the tracks with an eerie trance. A party-mix for all you angsty kids who feel empowered to paint the town red.—Katie Espinoza

PHOTOGRAPH BY JOY NEWELL OF INNER PRISMS


Emalkay is a London-based dubstep, grime, and garage producer who really understands the concept of bass. His tracks are absolutely massive, and he is building his reputation by the day. Emalkay's debut album, Eclipse, shows immense promise in the budding genre of dubstep by making incredibly loud music, but holding back enough to avoid running into the ridiculousness associated with the genre. — Andrew Jillson

EP The Best of Gloucester County. Lead singer Daniel Smith's shrill vocals and religious lyrics are still ever-present. This time however, he calls Sufjan Stevens his banjoist and Jens Lekman a guest vocalist. Pick up their EP to accompany you on your upcoming summer road trip.. —Becca Wilde

The Civil Wars The Civil Wars are Joy Williams and John Paul White from Nashville, Tennessee. Their music is a cross between acoustic and country and their appearance is one of American pioneers from the 18th Century. William's sweetheart voice and White's slide-guitars are bound to appeal to numerous groups

Gang Gang Dance

of people from numerous backgrounds. Look for them this

If you ever find yourself in the mood to go on a dark,

—Becca Wilde

psychedelic musical trip, look no further than Manhattan-

WHITE FENCE

based Gang Gang Dance. They smash together so many different genres, that it would be easier to say they draw influence from music as a whole. Their latest album, Eye Contact, shows the direction that the band is headed in. That direction being: elsewhere. Gang Gang Dance is continually experimenting and building on their out-of-this-world sound to create stranger and newer music.—Andrew Jilson

summer at the Newport Folk Festival.

Tim Presley has created a scruffy mix that has a tint of lofi and leaks hints of sixties inspiration. His new track, "Get That Heart" takes you back to smoke filled rooms, fringe, dark circles peaking past, fuzzy records, and worn leather. His album Is Growing Faith that was released January 2011 has

KIDCITY

graced the music world with some rad style and a yearning

KIDCITY is the music of two Toronto 21-year-olds, Kelly

check out some his other band projects: Darker My Love and

Ann and Caleb. Somewhere between Enya and Dr. Dre, the

the Strange Boys.. —Katie Espinoza

twosome employ a gritty sound which they smilingly dub as “clip-hop” or for all intents and purposes: dark, melodic pop songs with an overloaded signal. Their self-titled EP is out early June so stay tuned!—Becca Wilde

Alexander Turnquist Alexander Turnquist is a guitarist/composer who uses his 12-string acoustic finger-style approach in creating very dramatic and emotionally engaging music. In addition to his guitar playing, he cleverly writes into his compositions accompaniment in the form of mallet percussion instruments, strings, and piano. His third solo album is entitled Hallway of Mirrors, which released May

to hit the sand. Tim is a creative soul and if you’re intrigued,

Crystal Stilts There is something awkwardly mysterious about Crystal Stilts and the way they intriguingly mesh pop and punk in a cultlike manner. They've created an experimental sonic trance that is uniquely theirs, and after heaps of EP's and a couple records, Crystal Stilts are raising brows and eliciting quite the fan base. Signed to Slumberland Records, they have recently set forth their LP In Love With Oblivion and have stacked a mad US tour-a hazy pop-punk album that you may find yourself unusually charmed by. —Becca Wilde

17th. Recorded in a large room with natural reverb, the

Rye Rye

album is an interplay of harmonic resonance and instrument

Not only does Rye Rye win you over with her infectious smile,

sustain. —Skyler Madsen

but this chick spits mean raps and pops moves you have only

Mariachi El Bronx

dreamt of imitating. This lady has a vicious style and at the age of 20, she's been the first to be signed to M.I.A's record

Los Angeles's rock band, The Bronx, released their fourth

label, N.E.E.T. With her recent LP release, Go! Pop! Bang!, she's

studio album Mariachi El Bronx back in September 2009. It

quickly gaining momentum- as Rye Rye now has Coachella

was a clever twist and a divergence from their punk genre

and SXSW under her belt. Her live show is all the hype and

they embraced as the band, El Bronx. The result exemplified

her stage presence has you covering your mouth screaming,

their rock roots but with Mariachi flavor. In order to promote

"damn." Music lovers everywhere have been stirred by Rye

their album, the band decided to hone in on the spanish

Rye's contagious energy, and what's next has been rumored

persona and take on the name Mariachi El Bronx. The music

to be collaborations with Lil Wayne, Ciara, Jay Z, Missy Elliot,

is spicy, authentic, and just keeps your hips swaying. I had the

Rihanna, and possibly Chris Brown. Hold tight! —Katie

pleasure of seeing them at Coachella and afterwards, ta da...I

Espinoza

was hooked.—Katie Espinoza

m ay 2011

Emalkay

released any albums. However, they graced 2011 with their

page 145

NOW. YES, NOW!

It has been five years since New Jersey band Danielson has

inkm agonline.com

BANDS YOU MUST HEAR

Danielson


inkm agonline.com page 146

Far From Normal

m ay 2011

Of Montreal’s David Barnes releases a book of art that takes a step back from normality By Becca Wilde Photography by Moses Sium

of Montreal’s performance artist David Barnes wants to bring back American pride to the youth. How exactly does he intend on tackling the task? “Well, right now it’s through wrestling on stage and making this American character you can cheer for,” he laughs. His comment quite honestly had me stumped, as I was not entirely sure as to what he meant. I sit on the couch across Barnes in the band’s tour bus and imagine him dressed in a wrestling costume. Little do I know, I have imagined correctly. After our interview, of Montreal hits the stage at Boston’s Paradise Lounge, and Barnes runs out dressed in an American-flag wrestling costume. He really wasn’t kidding. He represents our country on stage, and with the help of the opening band, Painted Palms, he succeeds in having the crowd rapturously cheer him on.


inkm agonline.com

page 147

m ay 2011


David Barnes is the performance artist of the band of Montreal (and younger

it was an interesting experience.”

brother to lead singer Kevin Barnes). While studying Art Education at Florida State University, the younger Barnes decided to join his older brother on tour

After re-telling more stories of his youth and blunders, the artist told

one Spring Break. Since David did not play any instruments, it made perfect

us about up-coming plans. At the moment, Barnes is already forming

sense for him to join by donning different costumes and hyping the crowd.

ideas for his next book. What’s Weird? was a hurdle he needed to jump

Apart from choreographing the theatrics that accompany of Montreal’s

after believing that creating a book might be too hard, but now, he has

music, Barnes also designs album covers. Bee with Wheels, as he is known

accomplished that feat. Next is a linear story called It’s Wilson! about a

by fans, has released a book of his artwork called What’s Weird? I had the

pregnant football player who is a talented kick-off returner. Thanks to his

chance to sit with David Barnes to talk about What’s Weird?, his up-coming

gifts on the field, he is highly respected and therefore does not get made fun

projects, and his youth studying Art Education at Florida State University.

of for being pregnant. Then there is the subplot of the fetus, Little Wilson, a fierce, barbarian, sci-fi warrior battling his way to life. Barnes explains,

What’s Weird? is a 100+ page book of drawings spanning the last six years

“I was wondering about the little baby inside there for nine months, like,

of Barnes’ art career. Each picture comes with an audio commentary where

in the womb, you’re probably having these epic adventures before being

he describes, “back stories and future stories, and much more than anyone

born.”

could ever possibly care to know.” Barnes tackles the audio commentary as the talk show host of an imaginary show, Filibusters, where the host picks a

Not only does David Barnes have deep thoughts on pregnancy, he also

book every week to review and criticize. David holed himself up in his room

looks to the big man of Christianity as a source of inspiration. All religious

for two days with his book and a microphone, adopting the persona of a

aspects aside, Barnes admires God as an artist in terms of his diversity.

stingy host who dislikes the artist’s work.

“If you look at the ocean, it’s like ‘wow, God really cut loose there.’ But then some things are just blobs like blop blop. Like, how is that thing alive?

inkm agonline.com

The book itself is the size of an LP jacket (12” x 12”), a wink to the fact that

Then you look at us, a tiger, a monkey…so it’s like the breadth of genre

as a member of the band he is not releasing music but art. He jokes, “It’s

that God hit.”

like putting out a big, fat, package with no record.” Barnes knew he wanted to create a coffee table book because he likes the idea of being able to flip

However, while Barnes takes notice and appreciates God’s creations, he

through for five minutes and learn something new. He explains, “It helps

delights in messing with life. “It’s probably horribly egotistical,” he says.

with the monotony of our daily lives.”

“Like God says this is what a squid looks like, and I’m like ‘yeah, but… no that’s cool, but what if he had human hands and thumbs. That would

page 148

Barnes always knew he would draw but he did not always know that art was

be better.’ So I always imagine going to heaven and God being like, ‘man,

something he could take seriously. Drawing was something he saw more as a

you’re funny. Like, I saw some of the stuff you did.’”

hobby. “I would draw an entire battle scene and you know, showing my age,

m ay 2011

it was always USA verses USSR. I would draw this really intricate potential

The artist creates many works of psychedelic looking art where objects,

battle of all the planes, the battle, and the soldiers and just go ‘sheeeew pew

animals, and people become disfigured. This make-believe world has

pew pew boom,’ and scratch ‘em out and destroy the painting.”

become David Barnes’ artistic style that is easily distinguished by fans. “I have a tendency where like, if I mess up the guy’s knee and it looks more

It was not until college that Barnes saw art as a profession when Kevin

like a nose, then I’m just like, ‘well, fuck it, it’s a face now.’ So that’s why a

Barnes, his brother and lead singer of the band of Montreal, decided to use

lot of my stuff looks psychedelic. It’s not because I’m on acid. It’s more of an

one of David’s drawings as an album cover. From that point on, art became

attention span thing.” The “attention span thing” is apparent throughout

a serious thing, and his brother’s influence on his artistic life did not just

the interview as we bounce from topic to topic, music to art, the past and

end there. David jokingly relates taking a lithography class simply because

then the future, and finally politics and being an American. It is sure that

it was mentioned in an of Montreal song. “I took lithography because Kevin

artist, David Barnes is someone who has a lot going on in his mind and we

had lyrics in a song where he said lithography. So I thought, ‘oh okay, I’ll take

are fortunate enough he chose the path of art to share his ideas with us.

lithography then,’ but I hated it.” David Barnes is a natural storyteller and spent a good part of the interview making jokes and telling stories of his time at Florida State where he studied Art Education. This choice of major gave him some sense of security after graduating from college. “I mean no offense to anyone who studied art but what do you have? Art does not work that way. It’s all based on your actual product.” Despite having an academic degree, Barnes has never taught, except for a stint as a student teacher. He narrates his experience student teaching a kindergarten class on 9/11. After managing to watch the news before class, they had to pretend nothing was happening for the rest of the day. “You had to go into ‘Hey Kids!,’ you know? And they’re all ‘I peed my pants’ and it’s like ‘who cares’ you know? ‘The world might be ending! You peed your pants? We’re all peeing our pants. I peed my pants.’ So you know

Skyler Madsen is music writer based in Sacramento, CA.


5 “THINGS” THAT INSPIRE David: 1.Caddy Shack 2.Allan Moore 3.Kids in the Hall 4.Sufjan Stevens 5.Glenn Beck*

inkm agonline.com

page 149

m ay 2011

* “His logic hurts your brain. Like how did you get there? How did you go from A to Z and then back to J? Make sure you say I don’t like Glenn Beck, I think he’s a horrible person.”


inkm agonline.com page 150 m ay 2011

Everything is One

Inner Prisms releases their second acclaimed album, Singularity by Promise Newell photographed by Joy Newell


inkm agonline.com

page 151

m ay 2011


it

is an early Saturday afternoon in a typical

you want to play some guitar?’ And we would play and play-- Gerald

suburban neighborhood, and Inner Prisms

started writing songs, and they fit really well. The next step was just

are already throwing a party. From the

to record them.

outside, the house is soft and forgiving— almost comically rustic—as an ironic

INK: What has your recording process been like?

gesture to the events about to unfold. I climb out of my car and head towards the

Gerald: Two years ago, we began recording in the winter months of

doorway, noticing a van with a Canadian

2010, and the album came out two months later. Eventually Sam kind

license plate, the faint smell of Mexican

of got on the mix, although he is on [the first album] Synchronicity

food, and a couple of well dressed hippie-folk

a little bit. Once we started writing music with him, it gave it a

mingling in the driveway—a tell-tale sign

completely new dynamic.

that I’m at the right location.

The inside of the house is dark-- yet not foreboding, as strikingly

INK: How has the rural, spread out geographical nature of the Inland

colored sheets adorn the wall, displaying dozens of paintings, sketches,

Empire shaped your music?

and various construct works that paint the scene with resilient

inkm agonline.com

energy. I take a seat in the middle of the crowded living room filled

Gerald: I think it has affected us positively, because if I was living in

with dozens of musical instruments, while an eccentric folk-punk

the middle of LA I would be distracted by so many things… but in

group entertains the growing crowd of curious onlookers with quirky

Riverside because there is not so much to do, there is a lot of jam time.

discourse.

And if you’re just chillin’ and you have a musical instrument, you have

The next few hours are full of potent musical performances from an

a lot of time to just jam all day. You’re not worried about some party

array of local musicians: the cream of the crop from the Inland Empire.

you have to be at—it’s like, ‘Just relax and jam.’ And that’s where

In between sets, impromptu drum circles breakout with vibey jolts

the music comes from. So living here has a positive influence on my

of harmony. When it finally comes time for Inner Prisms to play, the

personal creativity.

crowd thickens as everyone packs in shoulder-to shoulder to enjoy the final festivity. Instantly the atmosphere changes from shifty epic to

INK: What do you think explains the current profusion in artistic

vaguely reminiscent as the headlining trio steals the scene and begins

communities in suburban areas? I have noticed so many talented

their airy, melodic excursion.

budding musicians in Riverside lately—such as yourselves—and a lot

Deciding to throw an all-day music festival for the release of their

of them are extremely talented!

page 152

second album, Singularity, was a natural conclusion for Gerald Panilla

m ay 2011

(guitar, lead vocals), Ruben Ruvalcaba (bass), and Sam Marsey

Gerald: It is just a matter of circumstance, like time and place. I’ve

(guitar, vocals), who view their music as part of a platform to bring

been feeling the past few years that Riverside is really taking off, a lot

other musicians and people together. “Our music really is about the

of organic talent that is really coming out of Riverside and the Inland

simplicity of sharing the good things in life, says Gerald, “we want to

Empire that is just getting exposed now, like Joe Gill-- he is originally

show people that we can be united through the most basic elements of

from Riverside.

human need.”

Sam: I feel really connected to my roots here, so many of my friends have been from far reaching lands, but the people I really respect are

I met up with Inner Prisms at the tattered Wheel Inn Restaurant off

from here.

the 10 on the way to the rural Palm Springs desert to discuss their new album Singularity, and their contemplative approach to the

INK: Your name, ‘Inner Prisms’ sounds so purposeful and thought out-

intrinsic concepts behind their music.

how did you choose it?

INK: How did you meet and form Inner Prisms?

Gerald: It actually just came to me one day while I was meditating at a friends house, and that’s kind of where the icon got based off of.

Gerald: We met through friends of friends… we’re all part of a bigger group of musicians in the Riverside area.

INK: Interesting--what does it all stand for?

Sam: Through the house man-- it was at Newell house-- just like your last name! Because it was on Newell street.

Gerald: I talked to a graphic designer in the UK because I was trying to give this older style of music a new feel, and I’m really into the

INK: How ironic! Did you initially form your unique connection

space-cosmic kind of psychedelic vibe, so he did this whole spreadsheet

together right off the bat, or did it develop over time?

of icons that he thought was cool, and I chose one. He even built a poster around it. But one day, I was at college and I was looking

Ruben: Me and Gerald lived together last year, we were jamming

through the used book section, and I find this old ancient book-- and

together and we were like, ‘Hey you want to live together?’

it has this really interesting symbol on it. So I open it up, and it’s published in 1905, and it’s called ‘An Advanced Course in Yogi

INK: Wow, that’s fast!

Philosophy’, so he had already spent 2 hours making this previous design-- I wasn’t about to just change it on the spot! But I delved into

Gerald: [chuckles]Yeah… we’re not together anymore…

that book, and that symbol became part of what we were trying to do.

Ruben: We just started jamming in the evenings; I was like, ‘Hey

Its message really spoke to me at that moment in time. This had to be


m ay 2011 page 153 inkm agonline.com

"I hope it to be a reminder of simple things"


the symbol, because that is what this is all about. So we changed it.

feeling of hope, like ‘Difficult Place’ has that ending that’s like, ‘Look into the sun, let it dry your tears’ kind of thing, so I think its really

INK: And what was the meaning of the symbol?

organic, and a natural flowy process.

Gerald: The most outer circle is meant to capture the concept of the

INK: Sam, what is it that you contribute to the band, and how do you

eternal cycle, the circle never has a point in which it ends, but rather

incorporate different melodies to help bring the band together?

continues along the same line forever. The triangle is meant to contrast the circle with its sharpness and each point of the triangle represents

Sam: Gerald would hit me up occasionally and ask me to back them on

a separate but interconnected concept. Wisdom, love, and virtue. With

a couple songs, and one of them was a song we had only just practiced

Wisdom comes Love and with Love comes virtuous minds and deeds.

the night before. He was playing chords for one of the songs and he

Within the triangle lies the life, energy, and wisdom of the radiating

was like, ‘That sounds great, you should come in and play that on our

Sun, emanating its light over the darkness of our world. The shapes

album’-- on that album I was only adding little elements but with this

in general are meant to capture the symmetry and mathematical

one, Gerald typically would come to the table with a couple of ideas

perfection that underline and govern all things. And in their perfection

and start playing. Once he had the lyrics going, and once everything

lies a reflection of the divine nature of our experience.

was working, me and Ruben would kind of jump in together, and then we’ll all talk about how we feel the song should move. I feel like my role really is ornamenting some of the foundation that Gerald puts

INK: That sounds so true to your musical aesthetic. How would you

down. But one of my main challenges and focuses is to really stick

describe the distinctive elements in your music?

with what is there already. Gerald: You do that so perfectly-- its subtle but so present.

Sam: Our music is definitely vibey, that’s one of the main objectives inkm agonline.com

with our music. It’s not really complicated-- it’s simple, so its meant

page 154

INK: I could definitely see that when I was at your album release

influenced by that school of thought. I am just a really rhythmic

show, everyone really gathered around-- everyone was truly sharing

bassist, I really feel the pulse, it’s very natural to me. And the chords

the same feeling. It is really extraordinary when a crowd of people can

that Gerald plays are all really straightforward, so I feel it’s easy.

m ay 2011

get on the same level like that.

INK: Ruben, I know you are playing bass—it’s interesting to me—the

to overall convey an emotion. There’s not a whole lot going on, but it’s

first time I listened to your music, it took me a couple of songs to

really nuanced at the same time...

realize that there are no drums! Somehow it works for you guys.

Ruben: Nuanced…I like that word… Sam: We try and get people enraveled in whatever we’re feeling at the

Ruben: I am really inspired by funk, like slap funk originated out of

moment.

the need to be rhythmic with no drums--that’s why slap happened, because people were trying to play drums on the bass. So I am really

INK: How do you feel your album has been received so far? Ruben: Yeah, [our sound] is very earthy, very strong… all the songs conjure pictures in my head-- like ‘Everything is One’ is so jungly, like

Gerald: Really good as far as I can tell, I was telling the guys the

caravan style. Definitely gets everyone involved.

other day that within a week it had been downloaded more then 100 times, and Bandcamp has a thing where you can tell when people stop

INK: As far as the message that your new album Singularity is

listening, or continue listening. It seems as if people are a lot more

sending, how did you choose the songs that became apart of the

receptive to the beginning of this album and how it flows into it then

album?

they were with our first album. Synchronicity was a learning process, I learned a lot from it. We didn’t have too much of an understanding

Gerald: Well the way we normally do song writing is we write tons of

with how people were going to listen to it or accept it, so Singularity

songs, and we find one we like right off the bat. Every song really is

was all developed around this new knowledge. A lot of songs start of

written differently, and I was telling Eddie at our interview at KUCR

vocals and guitar right off the bat, because that’s the way to catch

this morning that it is really about trying to reflect an emotion at

peoples attention. If you do a big long solo, then they’re like, ‘yeah,

that moment. So sometimes I’ll be like, ‘I want to sing about this’,

yeah’ and they get bored. That’s what I learned, and that’s what I

but most of the time, I’m just jamming and I let it flow out. So I think

wanted to use to draw people in immediately.

Singularity as opposed to Synchronicity was very spiritual, and Singularity is more simplified-- talking about daily life, but also a

INK: As a band, I have noticed that you always seem to strike a good

bigger picture thing.

relational balance when it comes to your performance. How do you establish this style when you play shows?

INK: How do you bring about that level of seriousness in your music? Gerald: Our foundation is humility-- we are all just really humble Gerald: It’s really the subject manner-- like the song ‘Baby Bear’ on

dudes. We know our limits and our abilities and we are confidant but

Singularity-- its very very bright, lots of jumpy chords, but if you read

at the same time we are humble enough to realize that we are going

the lyrics- very very dark and sad, you know? It’s a sad song. Its kind

to mess up sometimes, and we’re not always going to be perfect: but

of fun to play around with that, like take on serious subject manner

that’s what makes us vibe together.

while still keeping it lighthearted. I think we all try to convey that


INK: Where do you see yourselves taking your music in the future? Gerald: I don’t know, Im really confidant in our material, and I know Sam and Rueben are too, otherwise I don’t think we’d be jamming together, so I think it has tons of potential, but I think whether or not its going to do something is up to fate. But the ability and the drive and the heart is definitely there. INK: What message are you trying to get across to the people who listen to your music? Sam: I think that a lot of the message that comes out of the music is about optimism, we try to touch on daily subjects aren’t necessarily contrived. The music to me is very primary. The music comes out and it evokes an emotion, and the music just follows, and feelings will just naturally arise. It’s just a flow, and we really strive to make the music just about the moment. We also try and keep the music close to how we sound live. We want the album to feel like you’re at the show. And you’re sitting a couple feet from us. Or like when the three of us are just sitting on the couch playing the guitar. So there is something to be said for getting to put all your ideas into a song and seeing it develop and blossom out like that. Ruben: I’ve had a lot of experience playing music, and playing with friends, and everyone is just really relaxed, whereas when you go to shows there’s a lot of the opportunity to look into a window of what we do on a daily basis, like when we jam with our friends, and we’re just being creative all the time, and a lot of people don’t get that. Like at our album release, I had a lot friends who showed

m ay 2011

pressure on the band and people are looking for a ‘SHOW’. I like to give people

what you can do. It’s just three guitars, but I really think we create something amazing.

Gerald: Simply, I hope it to be a reminder of simple things-- that life is short, and that while we’re here--which isn’t very long-- we should try to get along. It’s really that simple you know, and I think if you live your life in that context more, you chill out. And it’s more relaxed--we don’t have to be fighting all the time! We can hangout together, we can make music together, we can eat food together: we can have a conversation without always being at odds. Promise Newell is INK's creative director based in LA

inkm agonline.com

of the place. So playing music-- I just love inspiring people and showing them

page 155

up who were really surprised about how it came out, and the whole atmosphere


inkm agonline.com

page 156

m ay 2011


high points, there were a few films that particularly stood out and

next person-- and I’m definitely going to be lined up on opening night

deserve to be kept an eye on.

for Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens, and possibly the final chapter in the Harry Potter series. Yet, at the same time, the summer movie

DRIVE

season can become tiresome before it comes to an end. Perpetual tent-pole pictures and nonstop explosions overstay their welcome and

Easily one of the most buzzed about events was the North American

September can’t seem to come soon enough, the month when all of the

premiere of Nicolas Winding Refn’s crime thriller-love story Drive,

studios begin releasing their art house and specialty gems in hopes of

starring the always-reliable Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver

landing a few accolades. Luckily, for those living in the Los Angeles

who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Gosling’s character

area, the annual LA Film Festival came around once again to relieve us

is cold, calculating and ultimately isolated until Irene (Carey Mulligan)

of fighting robots and 3D ticket prices.

and her young son step into his world, which ultimately challenges

LAFF kicked off June 16th and the festivities were held in the heart of

and complicates his way of life. The film had its world premiere

Downtown L.A. Many screenings and events took place at the Regal

at Cannes last May and it was met with extremely enthusiastic

center, while other screenings were housed at impressive venues such

reviews. After seeing the film, only three words can describe what

as the Redcat and the Ford Amphitheatre. With many acclaimed

to expect: believe the hype. Refn’s film is brutal, relentless, and

independent films, buzzed-about premieres, and exclusive chats with

beautiful. With cinematography and sound design that begs to be

artists embedded in this year’s program, the 2011 Los Angeles Film

seen in the best theater possible (No, seriously. You must.), Drive

Festival has proven itself once again as a force to be reckoned with on

hits every pulse-pounding note from its gripping opening sequence on

the festival circuit.

the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to its haunting and poignant

While many of the films in the Summer Showcase and Narrative

closing shot. Gosling gives a chillingly subdued performance, once

Competition had their premieres at Sundance and South By

again showcasing his dexterity as an actor. He stars alongside Carey

Southwest, LAFF was still able to build steam and powerful buzz

Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and

around the world premiere of films such as Richard Linklater’s Bernie

Oscar Isaacs, which really leaves no room for holes in this film because

and Troy Nixey-directed, Guillermo del Toro-produced fright fest, Don’t

everyone is perfectly cast and on their game. Drive hits theaters

Be Afraid of the Dark. Among these premieres were exclusive talks

this Fall and has a chance at making a commercial splash. Even if it

with artists such as actor/director James Franco, screenwriters Diablo

doesn’t, it’ll definitely be part of the conversation come awards season.

Cody and Dustin Lance Black, theater director Julie Taymore, actors

This simply cannot be missed. Drive opens September 16th.

Jack Black and Shirley McClain. Even though the festival had its many Nicholas Naveda is a screenwriter, filmmaker and writer from Los Angeles.

page 157

Don’t get me wrong, I loved J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 just as much as the

inkm agonline.com

LAFF ’11: A Closer Look At the Films That Resonated

m ay 2011

By Nicholas Naveda //


inkm agonline.com

ANOTHER EARTH page 158

Mike Chill’s Another Earth premiered at Sundance this past

year to overwhelmingly positive reviews, a much-reported standing

m ay 2011

ovation, and a rumored $2 million distribution deal made with Fox Searchlight, beating out powerhouse companies like Focus Features and The Weinstein Company. Needless to say, Mike Cahill and co-writer/ star Brit Marling had a good year at Sundance. The film tells the story of Rhonda, a promising, MIT-bound girl who regrettably plows into a vehicle, killing a university music professor’s (William Mapother) family and leaving him crippled by the physical and emotional ramifications of the accident. On the same night, a parallel alien planet called Earth 2 is discovered, allowing the film to ask thoughtful questions about the nature of our identities in a parallel world. At the Q&A after the film, Mike Cahill spoke extensively about the project’s inception and revealed that much of the film was inspired by a conversation concerning a very simple, yet complex notion: If you could sit down with another version of you, would you like yourself? Better yet, what would you say? In large part, the film succeeds at addressing these ideas and expands upon them through the complex interpersonal relationship that plays out on screen as Rhonda’s character tries to reconcile her terrible mistake. Cahill’s direction is frequently brilliant and the two leads deliver wrenching performances. The way Another Earth blends drama and science fiction on a shoestring budget (really though, they shot the film inside their parent’s house and edited it on personal computers) is a testament to everything independent cinema can be at this very moment. It’s daring, innovative and deeply effective. Mike Cahill’s film is the reason why indie filmmakers should tell the story that’s in their hearts, even if the budget isn’t there – it’s all very possible. Another Earth opens July 22nd.


I’m just going to say it: this film is the real deal. It’s been

wowing festival audiences since SXSW and even took home the

m ay 2011 page 159

ATTACK THE BLOCK

are defending their apartment building against aliens that have fallen from space. No, this is not a joke. That’s the plot, and it’s incredible. Joe Cornish’s science fiction film is one of the best feature debuts in years and can be compared to cult films like District 9 and Shaun of the Dead. It’s competently directed like a pro and boasts a script that is equal parts hilarious, suspenseful and awe-inspiring. The performances by all of the teenage leads are completely inspired and each of them gets their moment to shine, a quality that can be compared to classics like The Goonies. They are swearing, mugging, trouble-making teenagers and it’s these exact characteristics that thrust them into a fantastical and terrifying battle, leading to an undeniably moving reveal about the troubled and malicious gang leader Moses, superbly played by newcomer John Boyega. Hopefully this film gains commercial success, it certainly deserves to be seen by the largest audience possible. However, even if it fails to connect with mainstream audiences (which it very well could), it’ll undoubtedly become a cult classic. This was not only one of the best films at the festival, but it’s one of the first truly great films of the year. Attack the Block opens July 29th. While these three films really stuck out at the festival, there were many, many others that played incredibly well and should be sought out on their respective release dates. These notable mentions include Miranda July’s meditation on cosmic insignificance The Future (July 29th), Robbie Pickering’s undeniably satisfying road comedy/drama Natural Selection (Fall), and Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur (October), a relentlessly brutal study of unhinged anger and violence. So, if you’re feeling particularly bored with Michael Bay-isms and $200 million budgets, don’t you worry, there certainly are other options out there this summer.

inkm agonline.com

audience award at LAFF. It follows a street gang in south London who


page 160

m ay 2011

H inkm agonline.com

AND SO IT GOES.


HOMME INK Homme presents

summer

//

2 011

volume i, issue iii

alex annand , Andy Earle by Zak Krevitt, Contributing editor hans, Ben Sasso, + more interviews, fashion, and photography

featuring


CONTENTS

inkm agonline.com page 162 m ay 2011

EDITORIALS 175 // Street Heat 181 // Lay It Back 193 // Andy

ON THE COVER Photography by Zak Krevitt Modeled by Andy Earle


m ay 2011 page 163

Sun, skin, sand. Heat, haze, humidity. This is the season we shed our clothing, ride with the wind in our hair, travel the globe, and soak in the spirit of summer. In a time of the year where clothing is seemingly so sparse, a reader might think that Summer is a dry time for one in the fashion community. False. This season is ripe with interest. Summer is the season where more looks get by, and more ensembles go. Weather it's the stifling temperatures affecting our heads, or we feel more things slide when living out of a suitcase while on the road it's evident that summer is a time to go bold. Experiment with your wardrobe this summer! We're giving you a fresh look at summer dressing, a go to source for what's hot this summer (blacktop included). We'd love to hear what you think, so take time to send us a letter to the editor! Keep Creating,

John Troxel // Editor in Chief illustration by chelsey scheffe

inkm agonline.com

DEAR READERS,


MODEL LIFE/alex annand

photograph courtesy of Pantelis


page 165 on the cover inkm agonline.com

INK: How long have you been modeling? So far I have been doing it for 7/8 months but been doing it part time, I probably do about 1/5 castings a month right now but now and again I go down and down to London for a week and do as many castings as possible. How did you get connected with your agency? First I was scouted for another agency but left them and went for a walk in Models 1 :D What's been your favorite shoot so far? I don't have a favorite shoot, pretty much every shoot I have done has been really fun!!!! :D Have you walked in fashion week yet? I really want to walk fashion week but yet haven't done any shows yet, I would love to do a fashion week but my time is still to come :) What do you find to be most rewarding about modeling? The most rewarding for me is to be able to travel, meet nice people, eat healthy food, keep fit, seeing your pictures about etc. This might not to be everyone's favorite side of modelling but this is by far my favorite things in modelling. Have you encountered any ugly sides to this business? I haven't really experienced any really bad parts only been to some castings and they were pretty rude to me, but I got over it, just sort of knocked of my shoulder. What advice do you give to other guys that would like to break out into the modeling world? To people who want to be model, just don't let people say you can't because anyone can be a model! Just because an agency says your not the right type for them, but I will guarantee you another agency will take you on! I have been backed down from agencies but I just carried on with my head up high!!!

m ay 2011

INK: Where are you currently located? Alex: I am based in the north-west of England and my agency is based down south of England, London.


inkm agonline.com

HANS page 166

m ay 2011


theblackvelvetS.blogspot.com inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 167

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 168

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 169 on the cover inkm agonline.com

ON THE ROCKS Photography & Styling - Matt Feddersen Assistant - Hannes Hosp Model - Brent @ Cameron's Models


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 171

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 172

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 173

m ay 2011


STREET HEAT Modeled by Gadir Rajab at Ford models Photographed by George Downing Fashion Director Gadir Rajab Hair by Ashley Vujivic Makeup by Makita d 'andrea

shirt saxony all other clothing stylist's own


m ay 2011 page 175 inkm agonline.com

cut off top by christopher kane, skirt by topman , dior ear ring


inkm agonline.com page 176 m ay 2011

custom burberry prorsum jacket. Jeans christopher kane, jersey ann demeulemeester.. boots dr marten


m ay 2011 page 177 inkm agonline.com

ksubi jeans.. custom burberry prorsum jacket. lanvin socks , dr martens


inkm agonline.com page 178 m ay 2011

Trash Vaudeville misfits top.. gucci jeans


m ay 2011 page 179 inkm agonline.com

rick owens t- shirt, jeans Junya watanabe


inkm agonline.com

page 180

m ay 2011


m ay 2011 page 181 inkm agonline.com

LAY IT BACK Modeled by Kaylan Falgoust // Photographed by Leriam Gonzalez // Styled by Mia Tucker Williams // Hair and MU by Christy Diane Smith

Zip Up Sweater Jacket – TROVATA


inkm agonline.com page 182 m ay 2011

Cotton Canvas Bomber Aviator Jacket – NINH Black Sweater – V AVE SHOE REPAIR Printed Trouser– COPPERWHEAT


inkm agonline.com

page 183

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 184

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 185

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com page 186 m ay 2011

THE SUMMER GAME Photographer: Ben Sasso // Model: Preston Davis // Makeup: Rachel Burne // Wardrobe: JCrew


inkm agonline.com

page 187

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 188

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 189

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 190

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 191

m ay 2011


Modeled by Andy Earle PhotographeD by Zak Krevitt Styled by Tess Lecklitner

m ay 2011 page 193 on the cover inkm agonline.com

ANDY


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 195

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 196

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 197

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 199

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 200

m ay 2011


yellow burnout tee next level, $20 inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 201

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 203

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 204

m ay 2011


Mad Men? Photography & Article by Ryan Johnson

B u ild ing th e festival a nd e x p a nd i ng i ts a ud i e nc e a re t w o o f the main objectives fo r t he ne w a r t i s t i c d i r e c tors. Th ey a re looking to expand the c ur r e nt s e a s on ( a two a nd a h a l f m o n t h s u mmer season an d a two m ont h fa l l s e a s on) to a f u l l n i n e month r otating r eper tor y c a l e nd a r. T hi s i s no s ma l l f ea t f o r a thea tr e company loca t e d i n a li ttl e c oll e g e town i n so u t h ern U tah. When asked about how they a r e look i ng to e x p a n d t h e a u die nc e of th e Shakesp e a r e Fe s ti va l , e s p e c i a lly t o th e y o u n g er d e mo graph ic, Ivers r es p ond e d , “ We our s t e p p i ng up o u r ef f o rt s in the way we use technolo gy, s oc i a l me d i a a nd p ub li c a p p ea ra nces to engage a n ew/ y oung e r d e mo g ra p hi c . I n a d di t i o n , o u r p ro gra mmin g must pa r tly r e f l e c t a nd a p p e a l to a ne w g en era tion o f th eatr e goers. T he hop e i s, we wi ll f i nd ne w a n d i n v i g o ra ting ways to pr oduce S ha k e s p e a r e ' s work t ha t wi ll a p p ea l t o a bro a der and younger m a rk e t.” H a vi ng s e e n va r i ou s p ro d u c tions p ut on by USF, it i s d e f i ni t e ly wor t h t he p i l g r i m a g e t o g et to C e d ar City, especial ly i f y ou a r e s e e i ng one of the p l ay s b eing pe r for med in the A d a ms Me m or i a l S ha k e s p e a r e a n T h ea t re, a n o p e n air th eatr e desi g ne d t o c los e ly r e s e m b l e S ha k esp ea re’s G lob e Theatr e in Londo n. There will be many chanc e s i n t he c omi ng y e a rs t o s e e a S h a k es p e a re pr oduction as it wa s i nt e nd e d t o b e s e e n, i n t h e o u t d o o r Ad a m’s Th eatr e. The g oa l of t he ne w d i r e c t ors i s t o p ro d u ce the ent ir e can non of S ha k e s p e a r e ’s work s wi thi n th e c o m i n g d e ca d e . For mor e inform a ti on a b out the Uta h S ha k e pea re Festiva l or to get tickets t o thi s or a ny up c omi ng s e aso n , v i si t thi er website at w ww. b a rg. org.

page 205 on the cover

“I wa s elated when I r ec e i ve d t he c a ll f r om S c ot t Pe terso n ( U S F Exe cu tive Dir ector ) of f e r i ng m e thi s p os i ti on,” s a i d Va u g h n . “The call came on Apr i l 23rd , S ha k e s p e a r e ’s b i r t hd ay, o f a l l d ays, which is especial ly not e wor t hy a nd b e a ut i f ul ly i ro n i c .”

inkm agonline.com

“This i s literally a dr ea m c ome t r ue ,” s a i d I ve rs. “ Be i n g a n a rtis tic dir ector, especial ly a t the Fe s t i va l , s e e m s li k e a n a t u ra l p ro gression in the lon g hi s t or y t ha t I ha ve ha d wit h t h e o rg a ni z a tion. I am extr e m e ly p a s s i ona t e a b out t he Fe st i va l a n d hi ghly motivated.”

m ay 2011

What do you do when y ou wa nt t o ta k e a Tony Awa rd w i n n i n g S hake s pear ean festiva l i n a ne w d i r e c ti on? You b r i n g i n n ew b lood . This is exactly wha t the Uta h S ha k e s p e a r e Fest i va l (U SF) did th is past Janua r y. Da vi d I ve rs a nd Br i a n Vau g h n a re no stran gers to Sh akes p e a r e , or t he s outhe r n Uta h ba sed f estiva l. Both traditionally tra i ne d a c t ors, t hey ha ve b o t h a ct ed a nd dir ected n umer ous p l ay s ove r mor e tha n a 14 y e a r h i st o ry wi th the festival. No w, they t a k e on wha t may p o ssi b ly b e their hardest r oles as A r t i s t i c C o- Di r e c tors.


inkm agonline.com

on the cover

page 207

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 208

m ay 2011


James Doherty @ CHOSEN by John Troxel wearing trunks by ONIA

SHOP SUMMER 2011 3.1 Phillip Lim, ALDO, ASOS, Acne, Alexander Wang, Alternative Apparel, American Apparel, Anita Svingen Guldbrandsen, Anna Kosturova, Anthropologie, Antik Batik, Aqua, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bloomingdale’s, Buffalo, Burberry, Carlie Wong, Cecico Town, Cheap Monday, Chinese Laundry, Civil Society Clothing, Country Road, Cynthia Steffe, Céline, Danier, Diane von Furstenberg, Diesel, Doir, Doc Martens, Elizabeth & James, Five Four Clothing, French Connection, Futurgarb, 1359 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60642, (773) 276-1450, www. futurgarb.com; Graham & Spencer, Gucci, H&M, Helene Nilsen Hjellen, Hennes & Mauritz, Indigo Star, Jack London, Jaclyn Mayer, Jeffery Campell, John Varvatos, Kenneth Jay Lane, L.A.M.B, Lanvin, Linn Renée Blegeberg, Little Burgundy, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, Locale, Mandula, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Antonio, Miu Miu, Naked and Famous Jeans Natasha, Native Jericho, Nelly, Next Level, Nomia, Nordstrom, Oak & Fort, Onia, Opening Ceremony, Peter Werth, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Projek Raw, Rachel Gilbert, Rachel Roy, Rag &

COVER LOOK Abbie D. @ FACTOR wearing dress by Victoria McBride // Price upon request

page 209

Velouria Vintage

inkm agonline.com

The Row, Tina Haagensen, Topshop, True Fit, Urban Behavior,

m ay 2011

Bone, Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, Saxony, Shopbop, Ted Baker,


inkm agonline.com

page 210

m ay 2011


inkm agonline.com

page 211

m ay 2011


HOMME INK Homme presents

summer

//

2 011

volume i, issue iii

alex annand , Andy Earle by Zak Krevitt, Contributing editor hans, Ben Sasso, + more interviews, fashion, and photography

featuring

INK Magazine Summer 2011  

INK Magazine's SUMMER 2011 HEAT ISSUE

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you