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BEHIND THE ISSUE

VERONICA BERGAMINI

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JOELLE ROSEN

FAITH PICOZZI

CAT JANIGA

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SPIRITUAL E X C AVA T I O N

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CYRIELLE GULACSY

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KELA PARKER

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P L AY F U L EVOLUTION

LORIBELLE SPIROVSKI

NICOLE ROBERTSON

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ALLISON PONTHIER

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EMMA CUTRIE

FRANCE CORBEL

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SIOBHAN BARRETT

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SOFÍA ALVAREZ

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MERLIN UWALAKA

MORGANE HENNINOT

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CREDITS

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LAUREN HOM

ANNA VAN ALLEN

112 ANNALISE OBERTS

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RADICAL EMPOWERMENT

RACHEL REBIBO

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BEHIND THE ISSUE

Our whole lives are a work of art: a canvas we can splash color on, or pour

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black paint over if we choose. It is a story, it is a painting, it is a dance, it is a symphony filled with a million melodies. Practically speaking, I am a painter, a graphic designer, an animator—a visual creative. I create to satisfy a physical and emotional need to manifest ideas and feelings into something others can see. As a grapheme color synesthete, I see

GINGER JARVIS

C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R

and understand the world through the lens of color. Color and expression are inseparable for me—this includes the use of black and white.

THE OUTPUT BY THE WOMEN IN THIS ISSUE IS DIVERSE, POWERFUL, AND REAL. IT MAKES M E F E E L A S P A R K L Y WA R M T H I N S I D E T O P L A C E A L L T H E S E PA G E S N E X T T O E A C H O T H E R . I am inspired by people who chase their ideas, create the things they see in their mind’s eye, and embrace the love, passion, joy, challenge, risk, fear, and pain that come with it. Each person sees the world in a unique way; it is amazing to see through someone else’s eyes, and feel with someone else’s heart. The stories and work serve as inspiration to strive for in our own craft, and also as reinforcement to chase after the weird and wonderful things that are only within us, and to put it out into the world. — GINGER JARVIS O W N E R \ C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R , J A U N E C R E AT I V E

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NIKKI SAN PEDRO

STORY EDITOR

Whatever the medium, our narratives piece together into the collective puzzle of humanity across cultures and generations. The stories we share are opportunities to discover, grow, connect, live. Storytelling is the common thread of my career that has woven through diverse industries: entertainment, education, nonprofit communications, event production, experiential marketing, tourism, publishing.

The challenge of finding the right words is a quest through the varied landscape of poetic devices and language. Forever wanderlustful, figuratively and literally, I travel and consume excessive amounts of pop culture so I can return with novelty souvenirs for my readers.

W E A R E C R E AT O R S B Y N AT U R E — U N D E N I A B L E WHEN WE AMPLIFY EACH OTHER’S VOICES.

M E N T O R , F R I E N D , C O L L A B O R AT O R . My favorite gift from a work of art is discovering the social conscience of the artist. It is a valuable reminder that in our own projects, we can relentlessly push our talents beyond the canvas/page/stage to provoke change in our worlds and ourselves. — NIKKI SAN PEDRO STORY EDITOR, JAUNE MAGAZINE

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READ THESE STORIES AND MEET A NEW


STYLES

THINGS.

UNIQUE

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WE ARE BOTH THE ONE.

D R E A M I N G T H E D R E A M , A N D W E A R E T H E D R E A M I T S E L F. W H E N E V E R W E S T E P O U T S I D E O F

P R O J E C T A N D H AV E S O M E T H I N G W O N D E R F U L T O S H O W F O R I T .

P L AY W I T H S Y M B O L I S M B E T W E E N I M A G E A N D T E X T. I T F E E L S R E A L L Y G O O D T O P L A N A

R E V E R I E I S C O M M O N T O A L L H U M A N B E I N G S . C R Y S TA L L I Z E S O M E T H I N G E L U S I V E .

A N A L Y Z E I T, W E A L L H AV E T H E A B I L I T Y T O I M A G I N E , T O C R E A T E N E W T H I N G S .

A S L O N G A S P O S S I B L E . B E Y O N D O U R C A PA C I T Y T O S T O R E I N F O R M AT I O N A N D

ARE WHILE STILL TRYING TO CAPTURE THEM AND HOLD ONTO THEM FOR.

. M O M E N T S A N D A P P R E C I A T I N G T H O S E M O M E N T S F O R W H A T T H E Y.

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WHY LIMIT YOURSELF TO ONLY THE NOTES.

W H A T Y O U W E A R T E L L S A S T O R Y.

THERE IS A.

L I F E I S J U S T V E R Y S U R P R I S I N G . C O L O R S H AV E

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DON'T BE AFRAID.

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V I S I O N . S O M E T I M E S I C R E AT E , S O M E T I M E S I D E S T R O Y.

C O N N E C T T H E S E D I F F E R E N T P E R S P E C T I V E S T O C R E AT E A N E W.

A D E E P A N D S T R O N G E N E R G Y T H AT W E A R E N O T AWA R E A B O U T.

S PA C E A N D W H AT F I L L S I T.

M O R E L I G H T T H A N D A R K , I N A L I T E R A L A N D F I G U R AT I V E S E N S E . T H I N K A B O U T

L O T O F B E A U T Y I N T H E D E TA I L S O F O U R L I V E S .

I N S P I R E D B Y P E O P L E A N D O U R S T O R I E S , PA R T I C U L A R L Y T H E M U N D A N E .

T H AT A R E S U P P O S E D T O “ S O U N D G O O D ” W H E N A L L O F I T I S A C T U A L L Y S L I G H T L Y W R O N G ? .

BETWEEN OURSELVES AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

O U R O W N D E A L , I T ’ S A N I N V I TAT I O N T O S E E I N G T H E S E D I F F E R E N T L I N E S O F C O N N E C T I O N

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CHAKRA

STYLIST

VERONICA BERGAMINI

CHAKRA When stylist Veronica Bergamini tells stories,

Colors are my area of interest, and their interpretation in esoteric, ancestral history. Colors have a deep and strong energy that we are not aware about. Colors can change the world (and for me the world is also a single person, because we are a universe inside).

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she speaks through color.


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S O M E T I M E S I C R E AT E ,

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SOMETIMES I DESTROY M E N TA L P R O G R A M S T H AT D O N ’ T S E R V E MY ARTISTIC LIFE.

Starting her fashion career in the Milan L'Oréal Professionnel PR Office at the age of 22, Veronica soon discovered styling as a career path after a couple months working at the Louis Vuitton PR office. Breaking into fashion earlier in life, however, was more nightmare than dream. Veronica’s identity was still under construction. She didn’t yet have the tools to express herself. She couldn’t feel a sense of belonging.

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CHAKRA

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S P I R I T U A L E X C AV A T I O N

12 I L I K E D T H E FA S H I O N I N D U S T R Y, B U T I D I D N ' T F E E L C O M F O R TA B L E E N O U G H T O S T AY I N MILAN AND LIVE THE FRENETIC LIFE YOU MUST LIVE WHEN YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER IN A C O M P A N Y. Naturally, she started traveling and studying Fashion Styling and Art Direction, inevitably working for a fashion company in the northeast of Italy.

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CHAKRA

I N M Y C A R E E R I WA N T T O D R I V E PEOPLE WITH MY WORKS TO BE M O R E AWA R E , N O T T O H AV E FEAR TO GO INSIDE THEMSELVES AND DISCOVER AMAZING

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P L A C E S T H E Y D O N ' T K N O W.

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Now, Veronica approaches her third year as a freelancer, working with emerging designers who have new stories to represent and discover: Angelo Cruciani, Cettina Bucca, Giorgia Arcidiacono, Rosa Antica.

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CHAKRA

Her spirituality is the foundation of her creativity. Through yoga, reiki, and other ancient practices, Veronica goes inside herself to see what she’s made of so she can let it flow out.

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18 She strives to see the world’s value from several points of view. More importantly, she aims to connect these different perspectives to create a new vision.

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CHAKRA

DON'T BE AFRAID. EVERYTHING YOU WILL EXPERIENCE AND FEEL IS AN AMAZING PROJECT DESIGNED F O R Y O U R S O U L , H E A R T, A N D M I N D . Y O U J U S T H AV E T O S E E T H AT I M A G E , C O N N E C T T H E P O I N T S , A N D WA L K O N Y O U R P A T H A WA R E T H A T EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR YOUR EVOLUTION.

The Chakra editorial is the beginning of

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Veronica’s artistic authority in this world.

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GOLDEN SUMMER

J O E L L E ROSEN

PHOTOGRAPHER

GOLDEN SUMMER Joelle Rosen is retro dream grunge. Energetic color with a timeless aesthetic. Her inspirations: people, color, making the world more beautiful, music.

Y O U K N O W T H AT F E E L I N G Y O U G E T L O O K I N G AT O L D P H O T O S ? T H E S T Y L E , T H E M E T I C U L O U S WA Y T H E W O M E N WORE THEIR HAIR… AND YOU THINK MUCH BETTER BACK THEN. THE TRUTH IS T H E Y W E R E N ’ T … B U T I T G I V E S Y O U T H AT I L L U S I O N , T H A T E S C A P E F R O M R E A L I T Y. I L I K E C R E AT I N G A L I T T L E BIT OF ESCAPE.

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O F H O W T H I N G S M U S T H AV E B E E N S O


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Her photo series Golden Summer came from a dream: Visions of orange in water. One morning, she woke up and wrote notes in her phone that looked like this: Goldfish, water, orange, orange boots / nude bodysuit, street, wet, see through, swimming. That’s usually how an idea starts and then I just have to shoot it. Anett from Freedom Models LA was the perfect person for this shoot. She was incredible. What goes into making a dream into reality? Joelle wrote notes for the shoot 5 months before executing the project. She purchased few items for the styling about a month prior. Once she booked her flight, she contacted Models LA, her friend Suzy for makeup, and friend Cori to assist and scout for pools. Everything came together in a couple weeks.

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GOLDEN SUMMER

SUMMER IN LA IS I T ’ S A C R E AT I V E E S C A P E AND RECHARGE.

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MAGICAL, AND FOR ME


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S P I R I T U A L E X C AV A T I O N

After college, I began doing more portrait

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work. Living in Mobile, AL, there weren’t many opportunities for paid creative work. But I started shooting with some magazines and eventually moved to Atlanta where I have

I AM A GEAR MINIMALIST

more creative opportunities. I’ve had the most

A N D A S T Y L E M A X I M A L I S T.

growth the past 2 years, but I’ve been shooting

I USUALLY GO TO A SHOOT

for about 10 years all together.

WITH MY CANON 5D MK III AND ONE OR TWO LENSES, BUT I USUALLY ONLY EVER USE ONE LENS.

I had so much fun directing, styling and shooting it. I planned a trip to LA with one small bag and it all came together perfectly. It feels really good to plan a project and have something wonderful to show for it.

In another life, Joelle would be a therapist or counselor of some sort. Her photography

As a teenager, Joelle took a film photography

practice channels her focus on people to

class and fell in love with exploring her camera

empower them or invoke some feeling in

and developing photos in the darkroom.

the viewer. Connection.

She would drive around, scouting interesting locations to shoot, then dress up her friends

I look back at old work sometimes and

and take photos of them.

cringe. But we should always be getting better. I feel like in the past year I’ve honed in on my own editing style and aesthetic. I think it goes along with my personal growth and self awareness.

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GOLDEN SUMMER

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MAGNETIC

F A I T H PICOZZI C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R .

S T Y L I S T. M O D E L .

PHOTOGRAPHER.

The product of a Las Vegas showbiz family, Faith Picozzi has creativity flowing through her veins. Grandma Bonnie Saxe was one of the first showgirls in big production shows. Mom was a well-known showgirl who acted and modeled. Aunt Melinda was “The First Lady of Magic Melinda”, and Uncle David Saxe was a show producer. Performance, beautiful costumes, and unique situations were the wallpaper of her youth.

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MAGNETIC


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MAGNETIC

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Her photo series Golden Summer came from a dream: Visions of orange in water. One morning, she woke up and wrote notes in her phone that looked like this: Goldfish, water, orange, orange boots / nude bodysuit, street, wet, see through, swimming. That’s usually how an idea starts and then I just have to shoot it. Anett from Freedom Models LA was the perfect person for this shoot. She was incredible. What goes into making a dream into reality? Joelle wrote notes for the shoot 5 months before executing the project. She purchased few items for the styling about a month prior. Once she booked her flight, she contacted Models LA, her friend Suzy for makeup, and friend Cori to assist and scout for pools. Everything came together in a couple weeks.

My childhood was like a dream! Perfect for a kid like me who already had creative ideas constantly flowing. I was always playing in the costumes, feeding the exotic animals in the shows, choreographing routines, on stage performing, watching performances, or in dance class.

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Being surrounded by the creative energy throughout my family has allowed me to pursue my creative passions and the career I want. They have been super supportive and have helped me understand how the entertainment industry works.

SUMMER IN LA IS I T ’ S A C R E AT I V E E S C A P E AND RECHARGE.

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38 It’s no wonder that—along with Alessandro Michele—family history inspires Faith’s creativity. Set in Las Vegas and using some pieces from her family’s costume collection, the Magnetic editorial nods to Faith’s heritage and embraces 80s vintage while looking forward.

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Work commenced on this project a month in advance. Since Faith is typically the stylist, model, and creative director on the shoot, she takes her time on personal projects. Measure twice, cut once: plan,

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plan, plan!

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S P TI RHI ET URAOL OEM X CPAV AIA N TT II O NN GS

Faith’s workspace is adorned with favorite accoutrements collected from travels: decor,

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art work, books, magazines, clothing, accessories. Background music fills the air.

I T G I V E S M E I N S P I R AT I O N AND REMINDS ME OF THE EXPERIENCES I HAD IN EACH OF T H E P L A C E S I T R AV E L E D T O O R HOW I FELT IN THE CLOTHES/ ACCESSORIES. IT UNLEASHES VISIONS IN MY HEAD WHERE I C A N E X PA N D O N A N D P U T THEM INTO AN EDITORIAL. HOW I SEE THE CLOTHES WORN, WHO I SEE WEARING THE CLOTHES, HOW THEY P O S E , T H E M O O D O F T H E S H O O T, T H E L O C A T I O N / E N V I R O N M E N T,

For creative direction, she uses her computer

LIGHTING, TO THE FINAL

to generate mood boards and call sheets,

SELECTIONS OF PHOTOS, AND THE EDITING PROCESS. MY BRAIN LITERALLY NEVER STOPS. IT’S

and to scout for models. Inspiration boards are done by hand—drawn and collaged. For photoshoots, Faith prefers shooting with film and working with film photographers.

I M P O R TA N T T O B E I N A P L A C E T H AT I S T O TA L L Y Y O U .

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MAGNETIC

FA I T H P I C O Z Z I \ C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R


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42 Since stepping off a plane in Paris to model at 16 years old, Faith’s career is ever-evolving with no sign of slowing down.

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Her dream job is to shoot campaigns, look-books, commercials, runway, and video for Gucci and work with Alessandro Michele. I feel like his

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designs are totally me and my style.

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JEWELRY DESIGNER

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C AT JANIGA NOCTURNE Nocturne: A work of art inspired by the night, typically used to describe a dreamy or pensive music composition. Orchestrating a symphony from silver, gold, and gemstones, Cat Janiga’s latest jewelry collection Nocturne transforms your body into a song of the night sky, enveloped in floating stardust.

WHEN I THINK OF THIS COLLECTION, I THINK

A natural evolution from her previous collection of bold pieces with strong lines

O F A S O F T, F L O A T I N G

and saturated gemstone colors representing

D R E A M L I K E S TAT E .

the breathtaking beauty and powerful nature of the sun, Nocturne is softer and more delicate shapes accented with neutral muted gemstones that catch color depending on the light and angle they’re viewed at, expressing a more romantic and entrancing quality.

Cat’s creations have been a dream since she was 17, when she undertook silversmithing as a part of her high school’s fashion curriculum. Exploring technique and experimenting with different ways to accomplish an end goal, Cat spent all her free time in the jewelry area honing her craft.

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NOCTURNE

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Never be afraid to fail. Everyone makes mistakes

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and those times are the times you are going to learn the most about yourself, others, and find the biggest opportunities for growth.

Now she focuses on shaping abstract ideas into physical pieces: creating something tangible from the intangible. Whatever captivates or evokes strong feelings—good or bad—inspires Cat’s design perspective.

I’m really into the themes of duality, constant flux, and this idea of fleeting or evolving beauty. How one thing may not be the same from one moment to the next, like a sunset or the shifting night sky. But there is this beauty to all moments and appreciating those moments for what they are while still trying to capture them and hold onto them for as long as possible.

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NOCTURNE

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DO THE THINGS AND SPEND TIME WITH THE PEOPLE WHO SET YOUR HEART ON FIRE.

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NOCTURNE


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CLEAN AND STRUCTURED.

P R E C I S E A N D D E L I B E R AT E .

RANGING FROM HARD GEOMETRIC SHAPES TO FLOWING SOFTER LINES, THERE IS NO ORGANIC OR ROUGH FEEL TO C AT ’ S D E S I G N . IT IS PURPOSEFUL IN ITS FORM.

For 2019, Cat will explore the themes Above and Below.

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FINE ARTIST

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Visible light is the main object of Cyrielle Gulacsy’s present research. Every piece of her last series is composed like a window opened to the sky, capturing the magical and ephemeral

CYRIELLE GULACSY

instants of daylight. Since her first trip to California, she’s been fascinated by the atmosphere. Wherever you are, you are surrounded by a huge dome of light: a vision impossible to express through words. Recreating the feeling through art is Cyrielle’s way of sharing it.

W H AT M AT T E R S T O M E I S T H E EXPRESSION AND THE EMOTION IT C R E A T E S . T H E R E S T — T H E M O T I F, T H E S U B J E C T, E T C — I S S E C O N D A R Y . B E Y O N D O U R C A PA C I T Y T O S T O R E I N F O R M A T I O N A N D A N A L Y Z E I T, W E A L L H AV E T H E A B I L I T Y T O I M A G I N E , T O C R E AT E N E W T H I N G S . T H I S R E V E R I E I S COMMON TO ALL HUMAN BEINGS. I TRY T O T R I G G E R T H I S C R E AT I V E P O W E R I N THE VIEWER THROUGH MY WORK.

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VISIBLE LIGHT

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BY BREAKING DOWN THE SOLAR SPECTRUM,

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EACH PIECE OFFERS A MOMENT OF C O N T E M P L AT I O N AND INVITES THE VIEWER INTO A DEEP M E D I TAT I O N O N T H E E S S E N C E O F L I G H T: ITS ORIGIN I T S N AT U R E ITS BEAUTY

Cyrielle worked exclusively in black and white for a period of time, rather instinctively as a learning step—a way of focusing on the drawing subjects. Then it became an aesthetic choice. Studying the solar spectrum and how light changes during the day depending on its interaction with the atmosphere brought Cyrielle to working in color.

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VISIBLE LIGHT

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The invisible, as an aspect of reality, inspires

RIGHT DIRECTION BUT THE ROAD

Cyrielle the most.

IS LONG BEFORE REACHING THE

She draws and paints to capture, represent,

BALANCE I'M LOOKING FOR.

or crystallize something elusive. Imperceptible. Pointillism is much

For the moment,

more than a

painting is the best

technique. It's both

way for Cyrielle

the form and the

to express and

substance of her

represent what

artistic research—her

she wants, but the

way of consuming

medium adapts and

and reproducing the

changes according

reality of the physical

to the subject. She’s

world, consisting of

also working on

an infinity of particles

installations and

separated by space.

machine projects that will be the only way to reach her goal artistically:

IN MY OPINION, FORM AND

A three-dimensional

S U B S TA N C E

interpretation of the

MUST BE

paintings, showing

W O R K O F A R T, A N D Y O U R I M A G I N AT I O N TA K E S O V E R

the diffraction of light in the atmosphere. An ambitious collaboration with other creatives, architects, craftsmen, physicists—another

A N D D O E S T H E R E S T. M Y S E R I E S

installation revealing the particles that come

PA R E I D O L I A A N D V I S I B L E L I G H T

from supernovas and reach us at every second

ARE MY FIRST STEPS IN THE

of the day.

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Most of Cyrielle’s past work is now in private collections. Her latest work can be seen at SHOW Gallery in Los Angeles and her studio in Paris.

To come: several exhibitions in France, Japan, and the US.

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Some are a continuation with her current work on light. Patterns of the electromagnetic fields and the phenomenon of gravitational lens may give way to new paintings or drawings soon.

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MUSICIAN

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In Kela Parker's California home, with her Yamaha keyboard perched by the window, the view into the courtyard is lush with inspiration: majestic birds of paradise flourishing throughout the garden, attracting the neighborhood hummingbirds. Each day when Kela’s fingers tickle the keys, a little hummer shows up without fail, cocking their head a bit against the golden light, wondering, “Who’s that

K E L A PA R K E R

making noise in there?”

THE DREAMER & THE DREAM

ROOTSY BUT MODERN. LIKE AN AMERICANA S I N G E R W I T H A TA S T E F O R T H E E X P E R I M E N TA L . P E O P L E O F T E N S AY M Y S O U N D IS “INDIVIDUALISTIC” B E C A U S E I T I S D I S T I N C T.

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Kela’s project The Dreamer & The Dream

Part of what Kela learned making her recent

was conceived quite literally out of a dream

album is how each song has its own personal

from a long time ago when she shut her eyes

voice, its own character, and her job as a

for a nap, but instead of falling asleep, her

songwriter is to tune into these distinctions

consciousness slipped into another realm.

and blend herself with the character.

I was this character living in another period of

The character is not there to bump you aside.

American history, but I was also me observing

It’s there to ask you to help it come into form.

him. I was the dreamer,

It’s like a type of

and I knew everything

acting almost. And

about his life in this

that’s definitely

intuitive way, not like I

what you need to

could put it into words,

maintain in order to

but I knew him.

keep singing songs you’ve outgrown

When the songwriting

emotionally—you

began in 2014, his

have to remember the

energy was palpable.

self you were when

A challenge. Where

you wrote it, and get

did Kela’s experience

into that. Channel

end and his begin? She

that person back,

eventually named him

because they’re still

and gave him a separate

out there somewhere,

project for a little while,

someone could still

a song cycle where Kela

relate to it, and your

could explore him a bit

job is to connect with

more, though it didn’t

the character and

end up on the album.

what they are going

Over time, she worked it

through.

out so he became the album’s guide and spirit. She followed his lead

The album represents a suspended period of

and embodied his experience while also writing

change when everything in her life was in flux,

about her own.

when she was constantly on the move. Her determination to see the project through this

We are both the one dreaming the dream,

time of uncertainty was a grounding presence.

and we are the dream itself. Whenever we step outside of our own deal, it’s an invitation to seeing these different lines of connection between ourselves and everything else.

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Though her vocation is finding harmony between herself and a persona, Kela was long inspired by dissonance. The physics of acoustics can inform why people are supposed to think something sounds good and others bad.

BUT TO SOME OF US WEIRDOS, DISSONANCE ACTUALLY FEELS AND SOUNDS GOOD, WHILE

Kela took a deep dive into the history of

TEMPERED TUNING ACTUALLY

the development of tempered tuning on the

SOUNDS BAD. IT FEELS LIKE

piano and couldn’t even play for a while

W E ’ R E A L W AY S M I S S I N G

because it ruined her to look at this part of music that is so off. When she started writing

SOMETHING, THE NOTES

again, for a long time she really loved music

H AV E B E E N S Q U A S H E D . A N D

with a lack of traditional resolution, leaving

ESPECIALLY AS A COMPOSER

things suspended, adding other colors in. She

Y O U F E E L T H AT, I F Y O U ’ R E S E N S I T I V E T O I T. Y O U C A N F E E L

always loved Joni Mitchell’s music, and now she understood why.

THE INSTRUMENT CAN’T GIVE IT’S A SHORT HOP TO—WELL, WHY LIMIT YOURSELF TO ONLY

I’ve written a lot of music that flirts with those boundaries—weird key changes or bi-tonality, lots of suspended chords, that kind of thing— but now I feel I’m coming around to just really

T H E N O T E S T H AT A R E S U P P O S E D

loving song itself, even if it’s super simple and

TO “SOUND GOOD” WHEN ALL

straightforward. I think I’ve finally started

OF IT IS ACTUALLY SLIGHTLY WRONG?

to mature! I still love to feel that tension and the tease of whether things will be resolved or not. But I also love a good rock or pop progression, where everyone always knows what’s happening, we all went on the journey together, we had the experience, we know when it peaked and when it ended, and we know how we felt. There’s a lot to say for that.

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YOU THE NOTES YOU NEED. SO,


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Kela’s music education started at 7. There were always instruments everywhere and vinyl spinning. Her dad introduced her to the guitar, and her mom had the great record collection: Prince, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, the Pointer Sisters. Kela’s high school piano teacher was cool

Opening a music school has been a lifelong

despite being strictly classical. He understood

vision, or at least teaching as an adjunct

and encouraged Kela’s need to do her

somewhere, but not on the traditional music

own thing, whatever that was. He would

subjects. Rather: expanding the dialogue

say, “Okay, no Tori Amos or pop music in

around music, talking about music philosophy,

my studio, but since you’re interested in

and doing speaking tours. And, let’s not

Rachmaninoff, I’ll show you the preludes.”

forget about Kela’s obsession with tuning systems. She wants to see the “fluid piano” and make music on it. It’s a piano that is more like a sitar, you can adjust the pitch of the strings.

That would just rock my world. And I think music could play some part in transcending

HE TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE THE

this outbreak of nationalism we’re dealing with

PA R T S O U T I N T O A N E A S I E R WAY

all over the world right now, and cultivating more cooperation internationally. We are at a serious point where we need all hands on deck

U N T I L L AT E R W H E N I TA U G H T

to combat climate change, and I want to see

P I A N O I T H AT T H AT WA S A R E A L L Y

the US go back to being a leader on that front.

NICE THING TO DO. A LOT OF CLASSICAL TEACHERS WON’T

The arts can play a big role in improving our ambassadorship with other countries. Where politicians fail, artists can often build bridges.

EVEN THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX A L I T T L E B I T. S O , U N C O N V E N T I O N A L TEACHERS AND SOURCES WERE HELPFUL.

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FINE ARTIST

THE ROOM PA I N T I N G S Loribelle Spirovski’s work is sprinkled around the globe: Metro Gallery in Melbourne 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace south of Brisbane

M Y S I G N AT U R E V O I C E E M E R G E S

Frances Keevil Gallery in Sydney

T H R O U G H M Y T R E AT M E N T O F

Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles

S PA C E I N R E L AT I O N T O T H E

Exhibit No.9 in New Jersey Guy Hepner in New York

S U B J E C T — O F T E N N E G AT I V E

House of Fine Art in London

S PA C E I S P R I O R I T I Z E D I N

Blackwater Gallery in Wales

EQUAL MEASURE, WHETHER IT BE AN ABSTRACTED ROOM, A

Though worldwide in reach, proximity shapes Loribelle’s perspective—immediate

VIBRANT BACKGROUND, OR

surroundings, the people closest to her, a

R AW L I N E N .

scrapbook of collected images, and her past. The human form anchors her work, particularly the human face.

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Loribelle sculpted her first masterpieces from

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Play Doh like many 5-year-olds. Her father, whose brother is a painter, found it natural to encourage her interest in art, buying sketch Inspired by her Filipino childhood along with

pads and drawing materials for the growing

the films of David Lynch, the Room paintings

artist. Upon moving to Australia from the

set figures within an abstracted space

Philippines at 9, Dad took her to the Art

resembling a room. Reminding Loribelle of

Gallery of New South Wales where she saw

high end fashion photography, the Homme

oil paintings in real life for the first time.

series is a collection of experiments on the human face. Often sexually ambiguous, these portraits of

I WA S C O M P L E T E L Y

no one are a means of play.

TERRIFIED AND ENAMORED.

BOTH THESE STREAMS W O R K I N TA N D E M W I T H

That year she starting drawing. Painting

E A C H O T H E R A N D H AV E

came in her 20s. Her life-drawing lecturer

G I V E N M E PA R A M E T E R S

her the life-changing lesson of how to hold

at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney taught

WITHIN WHICH TO

a pencil.

DEVELOP IDEAS. THIS

Continuing the cycle, Loribelle engages

I S PA R T I C U L A R L Y

in formal and informal tutoring, making a

USEFUL IN A WORLD

artistic matters.

point of responding to all the DMs about

S AT U R AT E D W I T H I M A G E S , A N D F R A N K L Y, TOO MANY CHOICES.

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A dream of innocence

I’M MOSTLY LOOKING F O R WA R D T O C O N T I N U I N G T O

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L I V E E A C H D AY A S A N O T H E R OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE T H I N G S T H AT A R E B E A U T I F U L , GROTESQUE, THOUGHTFUL, P R O V O C A T I V E A N D H O N E S T.

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Create a little bit of escape.

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Do the things and spend time with the people who set your heart on fire.

L A

Madness is the method.

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Feel the tension and the tease of whether things will be resolved or not.

Live each day as another opportunity to make things that are beautiful, grotesque, thoughtful, provocative and honest.

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Random materials make for great backgrounds. Find inspiration from surrounding landscapes.

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Creativity comes in bursts.

Never grow out of playing make believe.

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When she’s not whipping up something yummy in the kitchen or hunting for vintage treasures around New York with her roommates, Sofía Alvarez is capturing moments with a camera.

SOFÍA A L VA R E Z

Madness is her method. Her apartment houses weird props and furniture with a history in an otherwise clean, minimal environment. Random materials make for great backgrounds, and it’s important for Sofía to feel like she can just take photos in her living room. It keeps her thinking about space and what fills it.

I T ’ S D I F F E R E N T E V E R Y D AY A N D T H E R E ISN’T AN ACTUAL PROCESS BECAUSE LIFE IS JUST VERY SURPRISING, S O I L I K E C A P T U R I N G W H AT I S E E , E S P E C I A L L Y W I T H T H E E L D E R L Y. T H E Y ARE UNAPOLOGETIC AND SUPER INTERESTING. IT’S NICE TO SEE THE WISDOM OF AGE AND NOT CARING.

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I S W H AT I C O N S I D E R BEAUTIFUL. IT MAKES SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CONTRAST IN THE PHOTOS W I T H T H E R I G H T L I G H T.

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D A R K A N D P L AY F U L .

T H E C O L O R A N D AT M O S P H E R E

S O F Í A I S D R AW N T O T H E

M O R B I D PA R T S O F L I F E .

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T H E PA S T S U M M E R I D I D A S E R I E S F R O M A FA M I LY T R I P T H R O U G H O U T S PA I N , P O R T U G A L , A N D F R A N C E . I T WA S R E A L L Y POPULAR AMONGST MY

35mm film is Sofía’s primary medium. It’s more

T H AT I R E C E I V E D N E W R E Q U E S T S

natural in a way—you find little surprises once

F O R A C T U A L P R I N T S . T H A T WA S

the photos are developed and you’re stuck

A NICE SURPRISE. SO NOW I

with what you see. A digital camera appears occasionally, but only because it’s best for commercial work.

AM THINKING ABOUT POSSIBLE EXHIBITIONS FOR NEXT SPRING OR SUMMER.

She’s been working professionally for about 5 years, though her personal photos can’t help but captivate audiences.

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In high school, she would walk down the halls with a point-and-shoot camera in her purse, take photos all day, then upload them all on Facebook. She started shooting lifestyle and doing a lot of “safe” photoshoots.

I T O O K A B I T O F A H I AT U S IN MY EARLY 20S AND R E D I S C O V E R E D M Y PA S S I O N I N M Y L AT E 2 0 S , W H I C H BROUGHT ME TO WHERE I A M T O D AY.

“ C R E AT I V E T Y P E ” B U T I T OFF ALL THOSE THOUGHTS, I WA S S O M E O N E W I T H A CLEAR AND DISTINCT VISION.

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PURE BLISS

T U R N S O U T, W H E N I S H U T

PHOTOGRAPHER

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pushed away her creative side for years and years.

NICOLE ROBERTSON

Until recently, Nicole Robertson subconsciously


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She currently shoots with a Fujifilm XT2. This is a compilation of some of Nicole’s favorite photographs taken in 2018.

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Vintage feminine with modern elements. Nicole passionately creative directs, styles and photographs her own shoots. She uses simple, natural light or single flash to capture her authentic, signature aesthetic.

Nicole’s ultimate dream? To have my photography career give me the lifestyle I always wanted, and to have my lifestyle give me the career I always dreamed of.

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UNAPOLOGETIC, UNSUSPECTED, AND A L I T T L E D R A M AT I C .

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PURE BLISS


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OVER THE LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, BEDROOM—

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Nicole’s visions incubate from the apartment she

E V E R Y W H E R E R E A L L Y. I T WA S

shares with her husband in North Vancouver.

SO STRESSFUL FOR BOTH MY

She recently acquired the second bedroom with

HUSBAND AND ME, AND I

an oversized off-white sofa where Nicole does

COULD NEVER REALLY FEEL

most of her editing, and set up an office in the

closet to maximize space. Everything is neutral

SETTLED ENOUGH TO FOCUS.

and full of natural light, doubling as a shooting

NOW IT’S BEEN A DREAM, I JUST

space whenever she needs.

MAKE A POT OF TEA, GO IN MY L I T T L E S PA C E , S H U T T H E D O O R ,

H AV I N G A D E D I C A T E D S P A C E T O

PUT ON THE TUNES AND GO TO

B E C R E AT I V E I S C R U C I A L . I U S E D

I T. P U R E B L I S S .

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LAUREN HOM

HAND LETTERER

FOLLOW YOUR FUCKING DREAMS When Lauren Hom took a required Typography class as an Advertising major in 2011, she fell in love with letter forms. Her mom would write names on lunch bags in bubble letters, and Lauren always loved doodling her name

I INTERNED WITH LOUISE FILI

and drawing words when she was younger, but

WHOSE FOCUS IS ON TYPE AND

didn’t actually know that hand lettering was the

L E T T E R I N G , S O T H AT ’ S H O W

term for that.

I NURTURED MY INTEREST IN T Y P O G R A P H Y. I T O O K I T U P O N MYSELF TO PRACTICE AND LEARN B E C A U S E I T WA S N ' T M Y M A J O R — I T WA S J U S T S O M E T H I N G T H A T I DID ON THE SIDE—AND I TRIED TO IMMERSE MYSELF IN AS MUCH OF IT AS I COULD BY L O O K I N G AT B L O G S O N L I N E A N D USING THE INTERNET TO FIND R E S O U R C E S A N D T O L O O K AT T Y P E I N S P I R AT I O N .

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The quotidien and the mundane actually

As her craft progresses, Lauren looks forward to

spark Lauren to create. She enjoys shooting the shit with with her friends about the human

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experience—breakups, snacking, drinking—

growing her business—not massively, but at a pace that feels scalable and good—and also to knowing she doesn't have to grow any bigger

and that’s where her work naturally gravitates

than she wants.

towards. Helping other people realize they are more I wasn't trying to be relatable, I just ended up

creative than they think and helping them

doing that. And it turns out that a lot of other

overcome imposter syndrome will continue to

people can relate to those

propel Lauren’s work.

very human experiences.

I WA N T P E O P L E

Playful color palettes and quirky phrases. As a

TO BE ABLE TO

maximalist, Lauren likes a

INDULGE THEIR

lot of color, a lot of texture,

C R E AT I V I T Y A N D

a lot of dimension, a lot of

NOT FEEL BAD

shading.

A B O U T I T. A N D THEN ON TOP OF

I WORK WITH

T H AT — TA K E I T O N E

A LOT OF DIFFERENT MEDIA

STEP FURTHER TO

A N D M AT E R I A L S

FEEL LIKE, “OH, I

B E C A U S E T H AT ' S

COULD ACTUALLY BUILD A BUSINESS

W H AT I L O V E

F R O M T H A T, ” O R

ABOUT LETTERING: YOU CAN APPLY IT TO SO MANY

“ I ' M W O R T H Y O F H AV I N G M Y

T H I N G S . I S TA R T E D O F F W I T H

W O R K S E E N A N D B E I N G PA I D

JUST PENCIL AND INK AND

F O R M Y W O R K . ” I T H I N K T H AT

P A P E R A N D T H E N P H O T O S H O P.

THOSE ARE PERSPECTIVES AND I D E A S I W O U L D L I K E T O E X PA N D

AND THEN IT EVOLVED INTO CHALKBOARD LETTERING AND

ON IN MY WORK IN THE FUTURE.

T H E N T H AT E V O L V E D I N T O PA I N T E D M U R A L L E T T E R I N G .

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ANNA VA N A L L E N V I B R AT I O N S

Look at the colors. Feel the vibrations. Bright and playful, the Vibrations series by Anna Van Allen includes her favorite experiments of late. Though the subject matter may differ in each piece, the energy of the colors permeates through

I T ’ S I M P O R TA N T T O

the collection. Faced with a creative block, Anna began

CONTINUE EVOLVING.

these experiments in an effort to break through and learn new approaches.

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When an idea strikes, Anna gets to work using many programs for each piece: Bring the idea from the imagination into reality with paper

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and pencil drawings. Recreate the image in Illustrator and bring it into Cinema 4D. After

In her clean and spacious work area, Anna

rendering, time for Photoshop and Lightroom.

gets down to business. With two monitors and plenty of desk space to draw thumbnails and jot ideas, the creative juices flow, allowing Anna to tackle multiple projects and experiments at the same time.

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I M P O R TA N T F O R U S T O F I N D AND NURTURE OUR OWN VOICE. BEING IN AN ENVIRONMENT

OUR UNIQUE STYLES CAN

W I T H H A P P Y, PA S S I O N AT E

ONLY BE DISCOVERED WHEN

PEOPLE INSPIRES ME TO SEE

S E A R C H I N G I N WA R D .

THINGS FROM A DIFFERENT P O I N T O F V I E W. H O W E V E R ,

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Teachers were her biggest mentors, challenging Anna’s perspective and offering advice.

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I ’ L L P AY I T F O R WA R D B Y I DOING THE SAME! SHARINGI IDEAS AND TECHNIQUESI S TA R T S A C Y C L E O F G R O W T H I

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I WA N T T O C R E AT E A N D NURTURE A S PA C E O F POSITIVITY AND I N S P I R AT I O N FOR MYSELF AND MY TEAM.

Her top career goal is to run her own creative studio with a few very passionate artists, designers, and photographers. In the meantime, she aims to work with some big companies. You just might see her design on the Google homepage in the future. Apple or Nike—need a 3D animation for your commercials? Call Anna.

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DO THE THINGS AND SPEND T I M E W I T H T H E P E O P L E T H AT

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SET YOUR HEART ON FIRE.

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If you’ve shopped at Target recently, chances are you’ve seen Lauren Krysti’s work around the Kids and Beauty sections in stores and online. Clean. Simple. Graphic. Lauren has always enjoyed following trends and making her own interpretations.

LAUREN KRYSTI

TRANSITION

S I M P L I C I T Y, M O V E M E N T, L I G H T, A N D A S E L E C T I V E C O L O R PA L E T T E A R E W H E R E

C O M P O S I T I O N M Y F AV O R I T E ASPECTS OF MY WORK.

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LIGHTING AND

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Digital photography, digital illustrations, stop motion, and video comprise Lauren’s portfolio.

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Though Lauren has worked in photography for 30 years, she fell into photography while studying graphic design in college, where instructors encouraged using original artwork for assignments. There she began taking pictures of friends and local models, and spent all her free time shooting the people and places in her life.

I STUDIED BOOKS AND MAGAZINES TO U N D E R S TA N D S T Y L I N G R E F E R E N C E S , COMPOSITION, AND LIGHTING. HUNG OUT AT P L A C E S W H E R E C R E AT I V E T H I N G S W E R E H A P P E N I N G T O S E E W H AT P E O P L E W E R E I N T O . I H A D A L WAY S B E E N I N T E R E S T E D I N FA S H I O N A N D F I L M , S O I R E A L LY L O V E D D I S C O V E R I N G M Y O W N P O I N T O F V I E W.

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Several instructors picked up on Lauren’s strengths and supported her transition from graphic design to photography by referring her to working photographers for assisting work, and to magazine editors for editorial opportunities. Right out of college, Lauren jumped into commercial photography and did not make much time for personal

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118 THROUGH A SERIES OF C O L L A B O R AT I O N S O V E R T H E PA S T F E W Y E A R S , I R E D I S C O V E R E D M Y PA S S I O N F O R C R E AT I N G A N D REALIZED HOW MUCH I TRULY LOVE WORKING TOGETHER WITH OTHER LIKE-MINDED ARTISTS. I H AV E B E E N B O T H S U R P R I S E D AND DELIGHTED BY THE RESULTS!

Creative Director and Stylist Aimee Gauthier came up with the name for the recent series Transition, based on the idea of the color pallette flow, symbolizing the transition from winter to spring.

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TRANSITION

THIS MEANS EVERYTHING WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE MIDWEST! THIS O N E WA S S P E C I A L B E C A U S E I T WA S A C O L L A B O R A T I O N W I T H SOME PRETTY SPECIAL WOMEN— ANOTHER TRANSITION OF SORTS— S T R O N G F E M A L E C R E AT I V E S T H AT I HAD MET THROUGH WORK, T H E N PA R T N E R E D W I T H A S C O L L A B O R AT O R S , A N D I N O W CONSIDER THESE WOMEN TO BE DEAR FRIENDS.

It’s been a lifelong dream to hang out by the beach in between gigs shooting for Italian Vogue. In the meantime, Lauren would like to spend more time on personal projects and continue collaborating to create a new series of multimedia works.

I’D LIKE TO DO MORE EDITORIAL S T O R I E S F O C U S I N G O N B E A U T Y, IMAGERY FOR WOMEN HAS BEEN O N E V E R Y O N E ’ S M I N D S L AT E L Y AND I’D LIKE TO CONTINUE S U P P O R T I N G T H AT M O V E M E N T THROUGH MY WORK.

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HEALTH, AND WELLNESS. POSITIVE


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GODDESS

Confident. Feminine. Free. Annalise forms silk, cotton silk, viscose, bemberg, and lace into kaftans fit for a goddess.

THE VERY FIRST TIME I PUT ON A K A F TA N , I F E L T L I K E A G O D D E S S . I KNEW IT WOULD BE THE NAME OF MY FIRST LINE.

Effortlessly chic. Sensual. Simple.

ANNALISE OBERTS

FA S H I O N D E S I G N E R

PERSONALLY FEEL, AND HOW I HOPE OTHERS FEEL WHEN THEY W E A R O N E O F M Y K A F TA N S . I WA N T T H I S C O L L E C T I O N A N D ALL OF THE FORTHCOMING COLLECTIONS IN MY LINE TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO FEEL C O N F I D E N T, F E M I N I N E , A N D F R E E .

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GODDESS

A R E P R E S E N TAT I O N O F H O W I

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THE GODDESS COLLECTION IS


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GODDESS

Up until the end of summer 2016, Annalise was working in global nonprofit management. She left to pursue a more creative lifestyle, soon arriving in India on a 3-week solo journey where she rediscovered her love for textiles while simultaneously discovering the effortless and chic simplicity of the kaftan.

Her friend Gautam Sinha, a successful fashion designer from Delhi, India, has been a mentor along Annalise’s journey in fashion. She met him in Jaipur while visiting last July. Ever encouraging, Gautam has offered solid advice about creating a brand and successful business.

I NEVER DREAMT I WOULD E V E R B E A FA S H I O N D E S I G N E R , SO COMING OUT WITH MY FIRST COLLECTION IS PROOF IS POSSIBLE WHEN YOU ARE PA S S I O N AT E A N D S U R R O U N D YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR VISION.

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T O M Y S E L F T H AT A N Y T H I N G


P TL H AY E FRUOL OE M V OPLAUI TNI TOI N G S

Annalise is inspired by her personal journey

Collaborating with Cat Janiga has been

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through life—the people she’s met and the

a fruitful partnership. Her beautiful jewelry

experiences she’s had along the way. She

pairs wonderfully with the kaftans. As for

has learned plenty about the fashion world

the company name, Annalise worked on

since first starting in 2016, evolving as both a creator and person.

a rebrand with Ginger Jarvis and wanted something more contemporary and unique.

IT IS MUCH EASIER FOR ME TO THINK I L O V E J A PA N E S E

OUTSIDE OF T H E B O X N O W.

NAMES AND

I A L S O H AV E

DISCOVERED

LEARNED TO

T H A T “ A YA ” MEANS

USE MY VOICE

“DESIGN”,

AND ASK FOR

“COLORFUL” OR

HELP WHERE

“BEAUTIFUL”.

NEEDED. SINCE

THE DOMAIN

I PRIMARILY W O R K O N M Y O W N , I H AV E

WA S T A K E N F O R “ A YA ” S O I

LEARNED TO EXPRESS MY NEEDS

ADDED A FEW VOWELS AND C A M E U P W I T H “ A YA E O . ”

IN A MUCH MORE SUCCINCT AND DIRECT MANNER, WHICH

PRONOUNCED “EH”-“O” (AO,

WA S D I F F I C U L T F O R M E T O D O I N T H E P A S T.

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GODDESS

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I WA N T T O B E K N O W N FOR BEAUTIFUL GARMENTS T H AT I N S P I R E A N D C O N N E C T. H O W E V E R , MORE THAN ANYTHING, I A L WA Y S WA N T T O M A K E S U R E T H AT I ’ M D O I N G S O M E T H I N G T H AT S P E A K S T O M Y PA S S I O N S .

Building momentum, Annalise would love to move to Milan and source and produce within Italy, while selling in boutiques across the US and the world in the next 3 years.

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The official launch is slated for this spring.


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THEM THE

OVERCOME

IMPOSTER

TRADITIONS

IN

SYNDROME.

CULTURE

ALIVE.

KEEP WORK

W I T H M O R E S U S TA I N A B L E M AT E R I A L S . D O N ’ T B E SCARED OF YOURSELF AND YOUR POTENTIAL. I T ’ S A L O T B U T Y O U C A N H A N D L E I T. E V E R Y B O D Y CAN

BE

A

MODEL.

BEAUTY

IS

IN

EVERYONE.

P H O T O G R A P H Y I S L I K E A T H E R A P Y. S H O W T H E BEAUTY

OF

D I V E R S I T Y.

H AV E

A

CAREER

T H AT

G I V E S T H E L I F E S T Y L E Y O U A L WA Y S WA N T E D , A N D H AV E Y O U R L I F E S T Y L E G I V E Y O U T H E C A R E E R Y O U A L WA Y S D R E A M E D O F. W O M E N A R E B E A U T I F U L AND DON’T NEED EXCESSIVE RETOUCHING OR R I D I C U L O U S H A I R A N D M A K E U P. F I N D A WA Y T O B E A PA R T O F H E L P I N G T H E FA S H I O N I N D U S T R Y TA K E

A

MORE

ETHICAL

AND

S U S TA I N A B L E

PAT H . M A K E Y O U R O W N PAT H T H AT D O E S N ' T LOOK

LIKE

BECOME

W H AT

MORE

THEY

AND

TA U G H T

MORE

IN

SCHOOL.

INCLUSIVE

AND

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A D C

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I T ’ S I M P O R TA N T F O R W O M E N T O D I C TAT E H O W T H E Y A R E S E E N .

LIKE THE SUPPORT OF LIKE-MINDED WOMEN. IT’S EMPOWERING.

BIGGEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH. THERE IS NOTHING QUITE

T O L E A R N T H E M O S T A B O U T Y O U R S E L F, O T H E R S , A N D F I N D T H E .

M I S TA K E S A N D T H O S E T I M E S A R E T H E T I M E S Y O U A R E G O I N G .

A N D Y O U R V I S I O N . N E V E R B E A F R A I D T O FA I L . E V E RY O N E M A K E S .

AND SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT YOU.

I N S P I R AT I O N . A N Y T H I N G I S P O S S I B L E W H E N Y O U A R E PA S S I O N AT E .

S H A R I N G I D E A S A N D T E C H N I Q U E S S TA R T S A C Y C L E O F G R O W T H A N D

F A I L U R E I S J U S T A L E A R N I N G P R O C E S S . VA L U E Y O U R O W N W O R T H . .

M E N TA L H E A L T H S T R U G G L E S L E S S E M B A R R A S S I N G . R E C O G N I Z E .

.FOR YOUR EVOLUTION. TELL THESE STORIES THROUGH CLOTHES. MAKE.

A N D W A L K O N Y O U R P A T H A WA R E T H A T E V E R Y T H I N G H A P P E N S .

K N O W . Y O U J U S T H AV E T O S E E T H A T I M A G E , C O N N E C T T H E P O I N T S , .

INSIDE THEMSELVES AND DISCOVER AMAZING PLACES THEY DON'T

D R I V E P E O P L E T O B E M O R E A WA R E , N O T T O H AV E F E A R T O G O

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POWER

OF

A

WOMEN.

REPRESENTED. PERSIST

OF

WHEN

C E L E B R AT I O N UP

IS.

STRENGTH

GROWING

THE

W E S H O U L D A L WA Y S B E G E T T I N G B E T T E R . A S IT’S A. T H E A R T S C O U L D P L AY

CAN

IMPROVE

ALL OUR

MORE

WITH

C U L T I VA T I N G

DEALING

THE

RIGHT

N O W, AMBASSADORSHIP

WITH

OTHER.

I N T E R N A T I O N A L L Y.

WORLD C O O P E R AT I O N

OVER

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C O U N T R I E S . Y O U H AV E T O M A K E I T F O R Y O U R S E L F, N O O N E E L S E .

ART

AND

WE’RE

S O M E PA R T I N T R A N S C E N D I N G T H I S O U T B R E A K O F N AT I O N A L I S M

Y O U H AV E T O S H A R E W I T H O T H E R S .

C O N T I N U A L E X C H A N G E : L E A R N I N G A N D T H E N S H A R I N G W H AT.

L E S S O N S Y O U ’ L L A L WA Y S H AV E S O M E T H I N G T O G I V E .

L O N G A S Y O U ’ R E C O N S TA N T L Y G R O W I N G A N D L E A R N I N G N E W

IN YOUR VISION.

E V E R Y T H I N G W I L L B E A L R I G H T. B E M O R E F E A R L E S S A N D T R U S T

B E L E S S A N X I O U S A N D H AV E M O R E F U N B E C A U S E E V E N T U A L L Y.

B R I N G I N G Y O U D O W N . B E I N A P L A C E T H AT I S T O TA L L Y Y O U .

AND

AND


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RACHEL R E B I B O

PHOTOGRAPHER

FIRST ROLL OF FILM FOR US, Rachel Rebibo’s story begins at a summer camp in rural Virginia when she was 10. Between free swim and candle-making was

SO WE WENT STRAIGHT TO THE PRINTING PROCESS. THE FIRST

photography class. A small cabin housed the

TIME I PUT A PIECE OF PHOTO

darkroom, fitting only 4 people at a time.

PA P E R I N T O T H E D E V E L O P E R A N D WA T C H E D T H E I M A G E APPEAR LIKE MAGIC, I KNEW I WA S I N L O V E .

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OUR TEACHER DEVELOPED OUR


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R A DT IHCEA RL OE O MM P OPW AE IN R TMI N EN GTS

Her passions led to fine art photography

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and gallery shows, then Rachel went into documentary and street photography before moving onto fashion where she’s been working for a decade. Her work can be found in Elle, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Teen Vogue, Grazia, and independent magazines.

WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED IN PA R I S , I F O C U S E D O N F I N E A R T A N D F O U N D R E P R E S E N TAT I O N

Fast forward 10 years and even though I am

IN A GALLERY HERE IN SAINT

still a professional fashion photographer, now

GERMAIN DES PRÉS. A COUPLE Y E A R S L AT E R I D E C I D E D T O T R Y

I’m also shooting wildlife and conservation focused photography. I’ve always loved animals deeply, but I took my first trip to

O U T S T R E E T A N D D O C U M E N TA R Y

Africa in 2015 and it was life changing for

P H O T O G R A P H Y , B U T I A L WAY S

me. I stopped eating meat and became fully

F E L T R E A L L Y I N VA S I V E A N D SHY ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHING

vegan about a year later. Since then, I’ve made multiple trips a year and found some amazing projects to get involved with. Currently, I’m

P E O P L E . T H A T WA S W H E N I

on the advisory committee for a female run

R E A L I Z E D F A S H I O N WA S T H E

nonprofit called Empowers Africa that helps

T Y P E O F C O L L A B O R AT I V E S P I R I T I WA S L O O K I N G

local projects in wildlife conservation and community outreach.

FOR, WHERE THE PERSON I WA S P H O T O G R A P H I N G WA S PA R T I C I PAT I N G W I T H M E AND SHARING.

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T H E C O L L A B O R AT I V E S P I R I T O F FA S H I O N

More light than dark, in a literal and figurative sense. The sunshine is a huge part of who she is— Rachel loves shooting in glowy golden hour light. Simple, natural beauty is at the core of her work.

I THINK WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL AND DON’T NEED EXCESSIVE RETOUCHING OR RIDICULOUS H A I R A N D M A K E U P. M Y F AV O R I T E P L A C E S T O S H O O T A L WA Y S H AV E AMAZING DAPPLED, POOLING O R R E F L E C T E D N AT U R A L L I G H T AND SHADOWS. STUDIO WISE, RIGHT NOW I’M WORKING ON WITH MY GOOD FRIEND, MAKEUP ARTIST CLAIRE PLEKHOFF DOING SKINCARE THEMED BEAUTY WITH ZERO PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING.

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AN ONGOING PERSONAL PROJECT


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As her career evolves, Rachel would love to find a way to combine her love for wildlife conservation with fashion in an ethical, sustainable way that is beneficial to all.

I’d also love to work with more ethical and sustainable brands in general. For example I would love to shoot for Stella McCartney. Being both vegan and sustainable, it’s definitely in line with my values. I’ve had a long standing policy of not shooting fur, and it’s been amazing to see big fashion houses like Gucci and Armani make commitments to stop using it. I’d love to find a way to be a part of helping the fashion industry take a more ethical and sustainable path.

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T H E C O L L A B O R AT I V E S P I R I T O F FA S H I O N

RACHEL REBIBO \ PHOTOGRAPHER


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MUSICIAN

I LOVE LOW-PRESSURE S I T U AT I O N S S I N C E I ’ M A L WAY S W R I T I N G S T U F F O N T H E F L Y. I H AV E A P P S O N M Y PHONE LIKE GARAGEBAND AND VOICE JAM STUDIO TO MAKE DEMOS ON THE GO.

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Wherever Allison Ponthier goes, she creates music.

M Y C R E AT I V I T Y C O M E S IN BURSTS SOMETIMES, S O H AV I N G S O M E T H I N G S I M P L E A L WAY S O N H A N D I S T H E P E R F E C T WAY T O G E T A L L T H E I D E A S O U T.

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GET LOW

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Last October she released “Get Low”, a song

She discovered her passion early. Her dad

about the extreme highs and lows of emotion

played various instruments while Allison sang

based on her time in China in 2016. She was

silly songs about the weather or her favorite

working in a toxic situation as a foreign model

animals. Channeling her idol Judy Garland,

on a scam contract and had left all her musical

Allison would belt out “Over the Rainbow”

equipment at home.

constantly. She was in choir and

All I had was a loop

had music teachers

pedal app on my

throughout high school,

phone and “Get Low”

but what excited

was born.

Allison most about music was discovering

It’s an easy-listening

new artists.

song, but what it talks about is more

I always wanted to

complex.

know what the next new sound was going

And I think it’s just a

to be. I hope one

small way to sneak

day I can be that for

talking about mental

someone else.

health into the everyday.

I also hope I can put out in the world

I feel like everyone

that everyone starts

can relate to not

somewhere and not

being able to reach

everyone will “get”

an emotional middle

where you’re coming

ground in a turbulent

from musically.

time.

Y O U J U S T H AV E T O M A K E I T F O R Y O U R S E L F, N O O N E E L S E .

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GET LOW

As for the next 3 years, Allison’s goals are to tour, spreading messages she really cares about: acceptance, mental health, and self love. In 10, she’d love to collab with some of her heroes such as St. Vincent and Anderson .Paak and lead projects that Allison’s songs have a DIY intimacy about

combine her other passions like film or

them. She wants the listener to feel like they

stand-up performance with her music.

can relate to her and feel her honesty. I would love my work to be featured in

I LOVE WRITING ON LOOP PEDAL, SO THERE’S LOTS OF S TA C K E D H A R M O N I E S A N D

media that furthers positive LGBTQ representation and advocates for better mental health.

RHYTHMS. I’M A JAZZ SCHOOL DROPOUT

W O R K T O M A K E M E N TA L

/ SHOW CHOIR KID / FORMER

HEALTH STRUGGLES LESS

2012 HIPSTER, SO I FIND

E M B A R R A S S I N G , F O R FA I L U R E

I N S P I R AT I O N F R O M A L L K I N D S

TO BE RECOGNIZED AS JUST

OF MUSIC LIKE JAZZ, R&B,

A LEARNING PROCESS, AND

INDIE ROCK, AND FOLK MUSIC.

F O R P E O P L E T O VA L U E T H E I R

I WORK MOSTLY ON PIANO BUT

OWN WORTH.

ALSO BARITONE UKULELE. As a relatively new writer, Allison finally learned how to stand up for the music she thinks is right for her. Look out for a new single, music video, and EP in early 2019.

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EMMA C U T R I E

FINE ARTIST

R AW F E M I N I N I T Y

There’s a special shared experience between all women and I think this should be acknowledged and talked about more. For too long and from a really

I’m really lucky to be surrounded by some

young age, women are encouraged

amazingly supportive women and there is

to be bitchy toward each other and

nothing quite like the support of

to view each other as competition.

like-minded women.

It’s toxic and gets us nowhere.

In her art, Emma Cutrie is currently exploring the idea of sisterhood and

I want all women to have that. Especially young girls.

the relationships between women. Collaborating with other female creators who champion women in their work would be a dream.

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R AW F E M I N I N I T Y

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150 Emma’s paintings were recently part of a group show at a fancy law firm in her Melbourne hometown. A massive turnout of lots of corporate types—people Emma doesn’t normally interact with. Whispers about the breasts being “in your face” peppered the air, mostly

I don't view my work as controversial but it was

circulated by the women present.

in this conservative setting. I think it’s sad that breasts and feminine attributes are still seen as taboo in these spaces. It made me feel like these women felt that being female is shameful and should be covered up and held in place with a bra. I’d like to change that perspective.

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R AW F E M I N I N I T Y

With oil paint, Emma forms bold shapes and colors to depict the female form. Cubism inspires her. She loves Picasso, Milton Avery, Jean Arp, and other early twentieth century painters for their aesthetic qualities.

I noticed that a good chunk of the painters that I was looking to for aestheticI inspiration were men and that their artI was very male-centric.

REPRESENT THE FEMALE FORM FROM A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE I THINKT I T ’ S I M P O R TA N T F O R W O M E N T O D I C TAT E T HOW THEY ARE SEEN AND REPRESENTED.

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I try to use a bright feminine palette and soft curves to emphasize raw femininity, but juxtapose these elements with hardT angles and straight lines to bring to focus a celebration of the

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strength and power of women..

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Though she studied fine art throughout high school and university, Emma doesn’t think classes are necessary to be an artist.

like I fit in the art world, so I felt quite disenchanted and excluded. Instagram completely changed this though.

She lived for art theory, but found frustration with the structure of practical courses.

I stopped painting after uni and 4 years later I taught myself to oil paint by scouring through YouTube tutorials. Instagram opened

when I just wanted to learn to paint like

an alternate pathway for getting your art to an audience, and at the beginning of 2018 I just decided to go for it.

a Renaissance master. These days you can learn how to do that on YouTube. My course was so tailored to the contemporary & conceptual art market and I didn’t feel

As often and as much as possible, Emma is keen to paint more and see how her work evolves. A solo show is in the works for this year. And in the hazy, very distant future, look out for her dreamy solo show in Paris.

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They were very open and concept based


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GROWING THROUGH

honor, it would celebrate kindness. A spirit of compassion saturates her art. Her series Growing Through reminds to persist when growing up is bringing you down. Part of a larger work of positive graphics she posts on social media, the project is never ending because these messages will never stop being important.

IT BEGAN WITH IDEAS T H AT C O N C E R N E D MESSAGES TELLING ME HOW MY WORK MADE PEOPLE FEEL BETTER. I S TA R T E D T O U S E T H E COMMENTS AND STORIES PEOPLE SENT T O M E A S I N S P I R AT I O N F O R T H E N E X T D R AW I N G S .

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GRAPHIC ARTIST

ME. THEN I RECEIVED

FRANCE CORBEL

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If an award was named in France Corbel’s


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Surrounded by shelves of favorite books and

At 18, France started a blog (traitspourtraits.

graphic novels, France doodles ideas in

tumblr.com) where her drawings could be seen

notebooks and sketchbooks within easy reach

publicly for the first time. While studying to

at her desk, and collects most of her inspo

become an art teacher, she worked for free with

images on her computer.

zines and online magazines and participated in exhibitions.

With paper and pen, she draws lines on the page, then scans it into Photoshop to add colors. Part of the internet feminism aesthetic,

Summoning the

France’s drawings articulate

courage to follow her

empowerment through

dreams at 24, France

objects and fragmented

quit her teaching job

body parts surrounded by

to concentrate on her

words, sometimes girly.

career as an illustrator. Whether she’s showing in exhibitions, traveling,

I WORK A LOT

or meeting other artists,

ON FEMINISM,

we can expect her to

LGBTQIA+ TOPICS,

follow the messages

M E N TA L H E A L T H ,

in her work and grow

AND TRY TO

through whatever life presents her.

H AV E A P O S I T I V E I M PA C T O N M Y SURROUNDINGS. France understood her love of illustrations in the fifth grade when classmates would ask her for drawings. Without extensive training, she developed her craft by copying pictures in magazines and books. Finding new ways to play with symbolism between image and text was an important stage of her artistic growth.

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From Northern California to Detroit (with Rhode Island and New York in between), Siobhan Barrett finds inspiration from surrounding landscapes, transforming delicate fabrics of hand-dyed silk, cotton lace trims, and stretch mesh into powerfully femme garments. The Catskills of New York are abundant in goldenrod= Siobhan dyes everything goldenrod.

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A fresh transplant to a greyer

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Detroit, she’s already turned a bit more austere. But where her garments have become less colorful, Siobhan’s application of them has become more lively, reflecting the local energy.

I recently met a woman via Instagram who was posting dance videos in this big loft in the neighborhood where I live. I was inspired by them and made her some pieces to wear while she danced, and we filmed a dance video that will be coming out soon. There are amazing murals and dilapidated buildings everywhere so I’m sure that will come through at some point.

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Following a long line of seamstresses, Siobhan started sewing and designing Halloween costumes with her

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grandma at around 5 years old. One of her aunts was dying of AIDS while Siobhan was growing up, sewing outfits for the kids’ birthdays as a way of passing time when she was really sick.

I LOOKED UP TO HER SO M U C H A N D A L WAY S WA N T E D TO MAKE MY OWN CLOTHES B E C A U S E O F T H A T. Even though Siobhan didn’t find much fashion where she grew up in Chico, California, she had an abundance of support to nurture her design passions.

Siobhan’s childhood babysitter was an early sewing mentor, teaching her how to follow patterns. Friends would model her custom prom dresses in high school. When her own designs eluded her, working with Cornichiwa—a clothing collection of vintage fabrics in vintage patterns—helped Siobhan push forward. Her experience working for two women that own Lulus.com paved the way for her own e-commerce store.

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ALL OF THESE WOMEN WERE S E L F M A D E , N O T F R O M M O N E Y, A N D M A D E T H E I R O W N PAT H I N FA S H I O N T H AT D I D N ’ T L O O K L I K E W H AT T H E Y TA U G H T I N SCHOOL, AND I DEFINITELY F O L L O W E D D I F F E R E N T PA R T S O F

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Siobhan has begun working with women just starting in fashion in Detroit in the hopes that the experience can help them forge their own way. Where she was living in the Catskill mountains, it was really hard to find anyone to work with. And before that, in

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Brooklyn, she found the market completely oversaturated. Detroit so far has been more hospitable, with a much larger pool of extremely talented women to work with, who actually have their hands dirty in making garments—not just designing them.

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Named after the area code of her new home city, 313 Basics is a new lookbook of size-inclusive garments in stretch mesh, trimmed in lace in black and white. Siobhan makes everything to order according to your bust, waist, and hip measurements.

I NOW OFFER ANY SIZE. I WA N T T O B E C O M E M O R E AND MORE INCLUSIVE AND RESPECTFUL OF WOC AND LGBTQI IN MY BRANDING AS I GROW MY BUSINESS, A N D T H I S I S O N E WA Y I ’ M D O I N G I T R I G H T N O W.

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Up next: Resort and swimwear, and a small bridal line in silk chiffon.

Further on the horizon: Opening a handmade lingerie and sex toy boutique that houses Siobhan’s studio where she hosts sex education and

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healing workshops for women.

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BIPOLAR From her live-work studio, Merlin’s eyes take pinpoint measurements of silk and cotton for her

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fashion line Bipolar. Propelled by the goal to keep the traditions in her culture alive, Merlin’s aesthetic is genuine, authentic Africa.

AFRICA HAS A LOT TO OFFER THE W O R L D A E S T H E T I C A L L Y, E S P E C I A L L Y W I T H FA B R I C A N D P R I N T D E S I G N . N I G E R I A N FA B R I C S A R E A L S O V E R Y S U S TA I N A B L E . B E C A U S E O F T H E N E G AT I V E E N V I R O N M E N TA L I M PA C T O F FA S H I O N , I T I S A L S O I M P O R TA N T T O M E T H AT I A M W O R K I N G W I T H M O R E S U S TA I N A B L E M AT E R I A L S . I W O R K

stories, particularly the mundane.

THERE IS A LOT OF BEAUTY I N T H E D E TA I L S O F O U R LIVES. MY JOB IS TO TELL THESE STORIES THROUGH CLOTHES.

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Her design POV: inspired by people and our

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Made in summer 2017, the blue piece is Amadia, an Igbo name meaning lightning spirit. The orange skirt is Arewa, meaning beauty in Yoruba, after the 2018 summer which Merlin describes as “intensely beautiful.”

Growing up, Merlin’s parents had some strong opinions about how she dressed. Little did they know that this would catalyze her passion for clothing.

W H AT Y O U W E A R T E L L S A S T O R Y.

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From draping her mother’s wrappers (large swaths of fabric) on her sisters and sketching garments in notebooks, to becoming her own personal stylist in high school, Merlin continues to fuel her drive for fashion with fellow designer friends—Rachel is great for bouncing ideas off of and Temi is the best person to go fabric shopping with.

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OTHER PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE.

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The immediate goal is to do a full brand launch. In 3 years: A brick and mortar store in Lagos. Showing at Lagos Fashion week and New York Fashion Week. In 10 years: Be a part of resurrecting and reviving the Nigerian fabric manufacturing industry.

DON’T BE SCARED OF YOURSELF AND YOUR POTENTIAL. IT’S A LOT BUT YOU C A N H A N D L E I T.

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SHADES OF BRAZIL in classes or had a mentor, and yet she’s found herself professionally photographing in the last year. At 15 years old, Morgane received her first camera from her father, who always took pictures during trips. Following his example, Morgane jump-started her creative practice with travel photography, using light, architecture, friends, and animals as subjects—every trip was a good opportunity to train.

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Now, fashion portraits are Morgane’s primary focus. She loves being really close to the model, showing the person in different points of view as naturally as possible.

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I want to show real persons, everybody can be a model. I want to show that beauty is in everyone and work with everyone’s self-confidence. My photography is like a therapy.

Jacare Moda (@jacaremoda), a creative fashion agency who works with Rio’s suburban and favela models, has been a great resource for talent.

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Her current work is a series of portraits on color backgrounds, simple scenography, featuring people of different skin tones. Working with the Brazilian photography duo MARVIN (Marcos and Kelvin @marvin) would be a dream for Morgane. In the meantime,

IN BRAZIL, RACISM IS REALLY PRESENT AND STRONG… IT'S R E A L L Y PA R A D O X I C A L

she plans to focus more on fashion and work with big brands. Perhaps she’ll reconnect with her roots in travel photography, documenting a trip to Africa.

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