QP FASHION MAGAZINE - MAY 2022

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FASHION and lifestyle MAGAZINE

QP MAY 2022

ARIANE

MACIEL BY IVAN DUMONT


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TEAM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JOSE-MARIA JIMENEZ CREATIVE DIRECTOR M. CHÉRIE EDITORIAL PRODUCERS AREZOO JALALI MATTHEW NIENABER

FASHION STYLISTS JOI SALVADOR HANNAH KERRI MICHELLE WU QUELA RENEE STACY JEFFERSON MAKEUP ARTISTS TEAL DRUDA MICHELLE V. NADIYA SERPOOSH SARA MOKHTARI

SENIOR EDITOR ALEXANDRA BONNET

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS SHANNEN TIERNEY ELISABETH HOWER

HAIR STYLISTS JENNIFER BAKER MICHELLE V. RIRI ROYA RUTH B. MEDRANO

CONTENT CREATORS CLAUDIA LOMBARDO SHARON JANE ALEXANDRA BONNET

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Hi there, Welcome to our MAY 2022 issue!

We are back in such an amazing month with beautiful skies and a warmer temperature that have us excited for the SUMMER to come. And what a great cover we have for this special month, with the beautiful Paraguayan Miss and entrepeneur, ARIANE MACIEL, produced entirely at the unique location that is HOTEL PUERTA AMERICA, located in MADRID, SPAIN. Please, doń t miss our interviews with LANDON WETTERSTROM, who is part of the cast from CRACKLÉ S TV reality show, THE MEN OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, and with Los Angeles-based, fashion photographer and dear friend, AREZOO JALALI. It is always a pleasure to work with her. Plus our features of the NEW YORK MUSIC FASHION CONFERENCE and fashion designer PUEY QUINONES, and, not the least, six beautiful editorials that we hope you love as much as we do. Forever yours! JOSE-MARIA JIMENEZ

Editor-in-Chief QPmag

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model: ARIANE MACIEL @arianemacieloficial__ PHOTOGRAPHER/art director: IVÁN DUMONT @ivandumont HAIR & MAKEUP artist: RANDY DELGADO @randydelgadomartus location: HOTEL PUERTA AMÉRICA @hotelpuertaamerica

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IN THIS ISSUE 8-21 | EDITORIAL: SADIE 22-26 | INTERVIEW: LANDON WETTERSTROM 28-39| EDITORIAL: METALLIC VIBES 40-49 | COVER: ARIANE MACIEL 50-53 | TRAVEL: HOTEL PUERTA AMERICA 54-65 | EDITORIAL: HEART ON THE WEST - VOL 2 66-75 | INTERVIEW: AREZOO JALALI 76-85 | EDITORIAL: MAREN 86-89 | FASHION: N.Y.F.M.C. 90-99 | EDITORIAL: DENIM DREAMS 100-107 | FEATURE: PUEY QUINONES 108-117 | EDITORIAL: EXOTICA

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SADIE PHOTOGRAPHER/VDEOGRAPHER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR: JOSHUA "M.CHERIE" CHERY @m.cherie._ MODEL: SADIE @sadie0xo makeup artist: JOSHUA "M.CHERIE" CHERY @m.cherie._ producer: ANTHONY MARKUS @anthonymarkvs

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PHOTOGRAPHER: KENT AVERY @kentaveryphoto MODEL: CAITLYN MWENIFUMBO @bby_cai AGENCY: THE INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT LA @theindustryla wardrobe STYLIST: HANNAH KERRI @hannahkerrri HAIR AND Makeup ARTIST: KESHA @keshabyme LOCATION: DECLAN @5thletter PHOTOGRAPHER & art director: IVAN DUMONT @ivandumont MODEL: ARBILE D’ARUZEL @arbiledaruzel wardrobe stylist: LEWIS ANDRY @lewisandry.designer PRODUCER: JAVIER CORREIA @ejavier88 21

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INTERVIEW

LANDON WETTERSTROM MAN of WEST

HOLLYWOOD We had the pleasure to chat with the multitalented Landon Wetterstrom. Actor, model, DJ, influencer, in-demand luxury property liason,...nothing stops this young and promising artist in his pursue of a successful career. As part of the cast of Crackle TV’s Men of West Hollywood, which premiered in January 2022, we were able to get to know Landon a little bit better and now we will learn more about his dreams and upcoming projects. TALENT: LANDON WETTERSTROM @planetoflando PHOTOGRAPHER: DARREN TIESTE @darrentieste pr agency: EMILY BLAIR MEDIA @emilyblairmedia

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hat made you decide to pursue a career in acting?

As a kid, I got completely absorbed in my imaginative play and loved that full immersion of living into the characters I created. As I’ve grown, in addition to actually participating in plays every year at school, I discovered a magic in acting that really culminated when I was struggling with my personal life. It’s been through the merging of my imagination, my personal growth and acting that I’ve felt the perfection of this career for me.

Where do you ultimately see yourself in five years time? Ultimately, I see myself as one of the biggest new breakout movie actors in high demand. What really lives in me is the image I received a short time after my dad passed away: it was me standing on stage receiving an Oscar. This is something that I never would have dared to dream, even in my wildest imaginations. But pursuing this image, and reliving the feeling it evokes in me, has been my ‘North Star’ and keeps me connected to my dad. It’s been my work for these past few years to trust that image and not let any clouds diminish the truth of that ‘North Star.’

Can you describe your journey in three words? The Hero’s Journey.

What is a key lesson you always try to teach?

inspired

you

to

start

My business, Loft Luxury LLC, has really been my foundation, allowing me to pursue acting. We have a team of us who do what needs to be done each day. My focus is working with my partners to make sure our guests are happy, and seek ways to grow the company. I was excited to meet and connect with Deshaun Watson. He’s a very nice guy and great guest.

myself as one of the

biggest new

breakout in

high demand.” DJing?

I was inspired to start DJing because I’ve always had a passion for music, especially beautiful melodies. DJing has allowed me to mix a lot of these melodies together to create something

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Tell us about your work as a luxury property liaison. What do you do day to day? Who is the most exciting client you’ve worked with?

“Ultimately, I see

What I’ve been working on is to not take all of our thoughts too seriously. And realizing that you always get what you want. Even when you think about what you don’t want, you still get what you want.

What

unique. And when I’m creating mixes, I really do experience the physical sensation of the “North Star’s” light. It makes me feel alive.

Where is the Men of West Hollywood going and what can fans expect? Honestly, I’m not at liberty to speak about what’s going on between seasons, but I will say I’mexcited about what’s unfolding.

How has the Men of West Hollywood shaped your future acting career? It has allowed me to meet more people in the entertainment industry, get used to being in front of the camera, keep things playful and not take myself too seriously when I first started, and get myname out there. The bottom line is I’m grateful for all the connections.

Who is your favorite movie character of all time? If you could play a certain character, who would it be? Jack Sparrow is my favorite movie character of all time, probably because it was one of the first movies I ever saw and was my first glimpse into someone fully embodying a character as Johnny Depp did. In terms of playing a certain character, I envision playing Mick Jagger when they do his biopic.

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You were involved in New York Fashion Week. Who do you look up to for fashion inspiration?

“I envision playing Mick Jager when they do his biopic.”

I look up to Timothee Chalamet and Kanye West for fashion inspiration. They have a way to express themselves through their style in a very real way. It’s unique but you can tell it’s who they are.

How would you describe your fashion style? My fashion style is hard to describe because I just buy and wear clothes that I like. I love to look classy and I also enjoy being comfortable.

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METALLIC VIBES PHOTOGRAPHER/art director: IVÁN DUMONT @ivandumont MODEL: GOSIA KLUZ @malgorzata_kluz AGENCY: CLEAR MANAGEMENT @clearmodelsmgmt styling & glam: IVAN DUMONT @ivandumont PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: JOGRÉ WINKELJOHANN @jogre_wc SPECIAL THANKS TO TEMECE SHOWROOM @temece_showroom

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PHOTOGRAPHER: KENT AVERY @kentaveryphoto MODEL: CAITLYN MWENIFUMBO @bby_cai AGENCY: THE INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT LA @theindustryla wardrobe STYLIST: HANNAH KERRI @hannahkerrri HAIR AND Makeup ARTIST: KESHA @keshabyme LOCATION: DECLAN @5thletter Sequin Blazer MARÍA ÁVILA

PHOTOGRAPHER & art director: IVAN DUMONT @ivandumont MODEL: ARBILE D’ARUZEL @arbiledaruzel wardrobe stylist: LEWIS ANDRY @lewisandry.designer PRODUCER: JAVIER CORREIA @ejavier88 29

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PHOTOGRAPHER: KENT AVERY @kentaveryphoto MODEL: CAITLYN MWENIFUMBO @bby_cai AGENCY: THE INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT LA @theindustryla wardrobe STYLIST: HANNAH KERRI @hannahkerrri HAIR AND Makeup ARTIST: KESHA @keshabyme LOCATION: DECLAN @5thletter

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COVER

ARIANE

MACIEL BEAUTY PAGEANTS and VENTURES Of

Interview by JOGRÉ WINKELJOHANN @jogre_wc

The exotic 27-year-old miss and model, a native of the city of Asunción in Paraguay; is experiencing one of the most eventful and productive years of his entire career to date. With a contest at the door and two ventures that will see the light soon, Ariane is totally focused to face a totally promising 2022. model: ARIANE MACIEL @arianemacieloficial__ PHOTOGRAPHER/art director: IVÁN DUMONT @ivandumont HAIR & MAKEUP artist: RANDY DELGADO @randydelgadomartus location: HOTEL PUERTA AMÉRICA @hotelpuertaamerica

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Born into a stable family in Paraguay and the eldest of 5 children, Ariane grew up in the city of Asunción under the upbringing of her mother (Stylist), her father (Lawyer) and her beloved maternal grandmother, who has been an important figure in her life. Recalling her childhood, the Paraguayan Miss remembers having been a very happy girl, with a very calm, studious and athletic personality, and with a special fondness for volleyball. “I have always been a very dreamy girl since I was little,” she says, confessing that her love of beauty pageants dates back to that time, since it was something that she yearned for very much, just like becoming a professional model.

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ow did you get into the world of beauty pageants?

When you are a girl you dream of many things that you would like to become when you grow up; and being a Beauty Queen was without a doubt one of those dreams. I started modeling when I was 15 years old, but I had to give it a short break because it was important to my parents that I continue with my studies. Then I took it up again when I was 18 years old, and it is at that moment that I had the first opportunity to enter the world of the beauty pageants.

passionate about and believed in me from the first moment.

Give us a brief walk through that count of contests you've been through... In 2019 I was in a contest called "Reina del Verano Paraguay" where I had the opportunity to win the main crown; and already in 2020 I was a candidate for Miss International Paraguay. There, I won the grand slam crown, which allowed me to compete in Japan in December that year. Likewise, I had the blessing of being designated this year as Miss Europe Continental World 2022, where I managed to be in the top 10 among 45 candidates from different countries of the world, which was held in Italy.

“I have the

Then your parents asked you to prioritize your studies so that you could later dedicate yourself to modeling... Correct. But I also wanted to prepare myself because I consider that it is important to have knowledge about not one but several professions, and that is why I decided to learn from 3 very different careers but they have given me a lot as a woman and as a professional. This is how I trained in Business Administration, Medical Visitor and Operating Room Assistant.

absolute support

of my whole family and the people I love since I started.”

Has your family supported your passage through this medium since your beginnings? They are the first to be there for me always. I have the absolute support of my whole family and of the people I love since I started, because they were aware that it was something that I was very

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I understand that parallel to this you are developing a career as a businesswoman with both a brand of swimwear and a brand of cosmetics. How did this idea come about?

I always said there was a small entrepreneur within Ariane, who was willing to go very far from the hand of God. I had already had the idea of creating a swimwear brand for a few years, but for some reason I couldn't develop it at the time and this year I'm totally focused on making it happen. And with respect to Arianne Cosmetics, one of the aspects that I like the most and that I say with great pride, is that it has a clear sustainable objective because each product will be crueltyfree.

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What is your role within the brand? I am the Creative Director of the brand, for which I put my ideas and decisions about the design and creation process of each piece; And I also have a team behind me that are very professional in everything they do, so they guide me and I trust their talent to create and shape everything I have in my mind.

What is the name of the brand? It is really a mixture of two words that are key for me. “Miss” because of course it is what I have been dedicating myself to in recent years; and “Pretty” because it was what my grandmother called me, so together, they are two words that I identify with a lot today. So all the girls who want to explore the designs and what we are creating can go to the Miss Bonita Swimwear Instagram account and purchase the pieces online or see them in person at selected stores in Ibiza starting in June.

What projects do you have in both short and medium term, personally and professionally speaking? Well, the closest thing is to work on my two brands to achieve the success of both; and for later, I would like to become the Director of a beauty pageant in Paraguay and thus discover all those talented girls that my country has.

What advice do you give to girls from your countrywho are starting in thisworld of beauty pageants, based on your own experience? In life you have to know how to win and how to lose, and the same happens in beauty pageants. Therefore, they should not get frustrated if they do not get an important crown or band, but quite the opposite: continue learning, make an effort and put a lot of discipline to achieve new goals. When you enter a beauty pageant, you should know there will be a before and after as a woman for everything you learn and face there. These are lessons that will serve you for many aspects of your life.

“When you enter a beauty pageant, you should know there will be a before and after as a woman.”

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TRAVEL

HOTEL

PUERTA AMERICA

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A HOTEL THAT INVITES YOU TO DREAM An idea of freedom ​​ come true, a meeting place where different cultures and ways of understanding architecture and design come together. A work that awakens the senses of the guest, which breaks schemes through the use of different colors, materials and shapes. Together with the passion for luxury, gastronomy and lifestyle. In short, a unique hotel in the world. A unique project that has brought together nineteen of the best architecture studios and designers in the world, of thirteen different nationalities. Originality, luxury, innovation and formal freedom define a hotel that awakens the guest's senses. Each of the floors proposes a different room concept. They all play with different materials, colors and shapes, to create spaces that bring together the best of avant-garde design and architecture, where creativity and freedom in the development of each of the spaces have marked the work.

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The genesis of the Hotel Puerta América stems from the desire to create a unique hotel in the world, combining different ways of looking at architecture, design and art. The surface, over 34 thousand square meters, accommodates people of different nationalities and cultures. They have all embarked on an ambitious idea whose motto has been to become a meeting point with creative freedom as its flag. All floors have the same distribution: a central lobby and two corridors that organize the rooms, on both sides of the hall. The purpose of the project is to offer a space where each of the architects could reflect the best of themselves, of their work and in many cases of their culture and their way of understanding the world, through architecture and design, but also photography or literature. Everything, to make a unique work a reality.

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A unique project that has brought together nineteen of the best architecture studios and designers in the world, of thirteen different nationalities. Originality, luxury, innovation and formal freedom define a hotel that awakens the guest's senses. Each of the floors proposes a different room concept. They all play with different materials, colors and shapes, to create spaces that bring together the best of avantgarde design and architecture, where creativity and freedom in the development of each of the spaces have marked the work.

During the summers of 2017 and 2018, Puerta América embarked on a series of improvement works in order to update its spaces, adapt to the needs of its customers and offer unique experiences, always respecting its unique design and architecture as a hotel. The hotel has two entrances. The main one is an elevated orange road that allows vehicle access to the door itself. It is located at semi-basement level and faces Avenida de América, but the elevation allows the guest to reach the same entrance, where the reception and common spaces are located: the Lobby & Bistro, the Marmo Bar and Karrara Terrasse. The structure of the hotel has a characteristic dihedral laminar shape (150º) with 14 floors, adjoining two cylindrical bodies on the ground floor: front (covered access patios) and back (the rooms surrounded by a perimeter gallery)”, explain members of SGA Study, company responsible for the structure, distribution and shape of the Hotel Puerta América. The façade of the building has been designed by Jean Nouvel, also the author of the 12th floor. The French architect captures in the spectacular building the concept of freedom, the basis of the project, in a very special way: through the exhibition of the poem Libertad, by Paul Éluard, in different languages ​​and in large letters printed on 52


the colored awnings: red, yellow, orange..., which completely cover the façade of the Hotel Puerta América. Here is a list of the different architects whose designs we can find in each of the hotel floors and spaces. Garage. Teresa Sapey: Graphic stimuli. Meeting rooms. John Pawson. MarmoBar. Cocktail bar. Marc Newson Lobby & Bistro. Christian Liagere. Latin inspired. Floor 1. Zaha Hadid. Sinuous lines, fluid spaces. Floor 2. Norman Foster. Elegance and flexibility Floor 3. David Chipperfield. Luxury and intimacy. Floor 4. Plasma Studio. A geometry exercise. Floor 5. Victorio & Lucchino. Fashion inspired interiors. Floor 6. Marc Newson. The luxury and comfort of simplicity. Floor 7. Ron Arad. A game of sinuous shapes. Floor 8. Kathryn Findlay. Moving light. Floor 9. Richard Gluckman. Colored boxes. Floor 10. Arata Isozaki. Japanese tradition. Floor 11. The "good vibes" of Javier Mariscal and Fernando Salas. Floor 12. Jean Nouvel. Architecture.

Photography

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Harriet Bourne and Jonathan Bell are the authors of landscaping. Arnold Chan. The light concept for all areas of the hotel. Felipe Sáez de Gordoa (SGA Estudio) has developed the structure project. The Brazilian Óscar Niemeyer (Pritzker, 1988) is one of the best architects in history. He has designed a sculpture for the Hotel Puerta América. Some really unique spaces to highlight are: Karrara Terrasse. Urban oasis of Italian design where wood predominates surrounded by nature. Liquid 41, located on the outdoor terrace, a space full of vegetation that has a wonderful freshwater pool, comfortable sofas and minimalist decoration with wooden floors, which make it an idyllic space to disconnect from the stress of the city. A magnificent sunset enlivened with a good conversation, exclusive cocktails and a light snack. An absolute sensory and spiritual enjoyment. Floor 13. Skynight & The Observatory.

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The Observatory, an original gastronomic space that surprises with the largest interior vertical garden in Europe in a restaurant, made up of more than 3,000 plants. And an avant-garde bar, Skynight, a mix of style and urban glamour, featuring striking furnishings by renowned French designer Philippe Starck. A main protagonist of the space is the infinite video wall to enjoy the most current sports, musical and cultural projections, tasting creative cocktails with the best music, an unparalleled space to end a sensory experience.

ORIGINALITY, LUXURY, INNOVATION AND FORMAL FREEDOM.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: MISHAN WARNAKULASURIYA @mishanw MODEL: JESSICA CATHY @justjessyc makeup artist: JUAN PABLO TORRES @makeupbyjpablo

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PHOTOGRAPHER: KENT AVERY @kentaveryphoto MODEL: CAITLYN MWENIFUMBO @bby_cai AGENCY: THE INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT LA @theindustryla wardrobe STYLIST: HANNAH KERRI @hannahkerrri HAIR AND Makeup ARTIST: KESHA @keshabyme LOCATION: DECLAN @5thletter

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PHOTOGRAPHER: KENT AVERY @kentaveryphoto MODEL: CAITLYN MWENIFUMBO @bby_cai AGENCY: THE INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT LA @theindustryla wardrobe STYLIST: HANNAH KERRI @hannahkerrri HAIR AND Makeup ARTIST: KESHA @keshabyme LOCATION: DECLAN @5thletter

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PHOTOGRAPHER: KENT AVERY @kentaveryphoto MODEL: CAITLYN MWENIFUMBO @bby_cai AGENCY: THE INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT LA @theindustryla wardrobe STYLIST: HANNAH KERRI @hannahkerrri HAIR AND Makeup ARTIST: KESHA @keshabyme LOCATION: DECLAN @5thletter

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INTERVIEW

AREZOO

JALALI the EYES of an

ARTIST

Acclaimed Californian photographer Arezoo Jalali is a talented creative who is fast producing a body of work that is adding to her growing reputation as a visionary behind the camera. Her passion to turn dreams into reality is unsurpassed and it is what drives her to capture unique moments forever. As she starts to really have an impact on the industry featuring on the covers of many magazines such as QP, Elements, Picton, Style Cruz, La Belle kids and many more, we thought we would explore what inspires her to reach the pinnacle of a career behind the lens.

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EVA LARUE

In SIMIN COUTURE Captured by Arezoo Jalali

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PHOTOGRAPHER: KENT AVERY @kentaveryphoto MODEL: CAITLYN MWENIFUMBO @bby_cai AGENCY: THE INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT LA @theindustryla wardrobe STYLIST: HANNAH KERRI @hannahkerrri HAIR AND Makeup ARTIST: KESHA @keshabyme LOCATION: DECLAN @5thletter

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MAHLAGHA JABERI Captured by Arezoo Jalali

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ell us a bit about yourself. Did you come from an artistic family?

My father loved to paint as a hobby. Most weekends he was in his studio painting with oils and he would invite me to do a couple of strokes on his canvas too. He was also deeply interested in photography. We had this little old projector and he would often use the wall as a screen to view family photos. I think that all helped me to develop a passion for photography and art. As well as capturing pictures with a camera, I followed my father with the brush and also paint with oils and acrylics for a select clientele.

makes perfect and posing is crucial to creating a memorable impression and an emotional connection to the camera.

What is your dream location to shoot at? An editorial fashion shoot in the Vatican City, Rome. I know it may sound weird but whenever I think of that it makes me very excited. Or the castle of the previous Shah of Iran which is now a museum.

Do you prefer photoshoots?

“I am

When did your journey as a photographer really begin? I moved to the United States about 7 years ago. I originally worked in the import and export business before coming here, but had always wanted to do something new and exciting. So America gave me the opportunity to start afresh, although I didn’t know where to begin. I was not happy at the time and was endlessly searching for inspiration.

most happy

when I am doing my

best and

pursuing

One day I was spending time with a very good friend and I suggested we photograph her in the bathroom because I noticed the natural light from outside was just flooding in and hitting the wall in a spectacular fashion. After we were done, she and her husband told me that I was so good at it that maybe I should think of making it a professional career. The next day I called a local studio to take their classes and once there, I knew I wanted to become a great fashion photographer. Since then, I have been developing my skills and doing fashion editorials.

every avenue to

succeed.”

You have been working with a lot of amateur models, what do you think they need to learn to take the next step to becoming a full-time professional? Confidence, full control in posing, attitude free and be fun to work with. Practice

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studio

or

outdoor

I prefer them equally. Based on the brief, I will choose to shoot indoor or outdoor. I started with natural light photography and love to play with it and create different textures. Outside you can really test that interplay between shadow and light, generating different moods and styles. But I also enjoy shooting inside as well. It all depends on the story you want to tell and the feelings you want to transfer to your audience.

Who would ultimate stars

be to

your shoot?

J.Lo would be a dream come true. Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron plus Anthony Hopkins and Robert De Niro. That would be my Top 5 bucket list.

Who would be the master photographer that inspired you the most?

Let me choose two: Helmet Newton for his vision and dramatic/dreamy/ conceptual work and Mario Testino. His work in particular has inspired me a lot. His work is full of energy, happiness, colors and exaggeration. It is very close to how I feel I want my own work to be seen.

How are you coping with working in such a competitive industry? This journey has a lot of ups and downs. It is not easy to stay self-motivated all the time and it can be an emotional roller coaster. Being in L.A. and close to Hollywood with all the celebrities on

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LEXI GRISWOLD Captured by Arezoo Jalali

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your doorstep, it is not easy to stay happy when you realize you still have a long ladder to climb. Some days I am really happy because I am more productive and have great ideas which I try to give myself credit for. It’s been a lot of hard work over that past couple of years but I have been blessed to get to know so many amazing talented people in the industry. People really are willing to help and lift each other up and are generous enough to give opportunities to people like me. They say a happy life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. I am most happy when I am doing my best and pursuing every avenue to succeed, so that when I am 80, I will not regret a thing. I will have done everything that I should have done and

that means I will have lived a full and rewarding life.

What motivates you to capture that perfect shot? Money first of all lol!!! No, really it could be someone's look, a location, an image on the internet, a thought, a concept, a movie, a painting; Anything. Life is full of beautiful moments and something as simple as a feeling can be a great motivation for me to effortlessly pick up the camera and shoot all day long.

“I have been blessed to get to know so many amazing talented people in the industry.”

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RENEE AND ELISHA HERBERT Captured by Arezoo Jalali

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PHOTOGRAPHER: ERIC DIMONTEE @dimonteephotography MODEL: MAREN TSCHINKEL @maren_tschinkel

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PHOTOGRAPHER: KENT AVERY @kentaveryphoto MODEL: CAITLYN MWENIFUMBO @bby_cai AGENCY: THE INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT LA @theindustryla wardrobe STYLIST: HANNAH KERRI @hannahkerrri HAIR AND Makeup ARTIST: KESHA @keshabyme LOCATION: DECLAN @5thletter PHOTOGRAPHER & art director: IVAN DUMONT @ivandumont MODEL: ARBILE D’ARUZEL @arbiledaruzel wardrobe stylist: LEWIS ANDRY @lewisandry.designer PRODUCER: JAVIER CORREIA @ejavier88 85

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FASHION

N .Y .F .M .C . AN

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The ultimate mecca for burgeoning and established designers, this year's staging of New York Fashion Week was made even more memorable with the inclusion of the NYFMC fashion show. In what can only be summed up as a multicultural exhibition of wearable art, NYFMC showcased the designs of a cadre of 13 of the most eclectic design visionaries in the industry. The quaint fashion show was executed quintessentially in New York style in an intimate red bricked adorned enclave worthy of the artists utilizing the space. London's entertainment maven Deshai Williams hosted the event. She brought her signature high-energy skillet to keep the show engaging and consistent with the Vimeo app's attendees and viewers on Amazon Fire TV. NFYMC started with a head-bobbing exhilarating performance by Hito Star. Star delighted patrons not only with her upbeat vibe and exceptional stage presence but also donned a glittering ensemble that perfectly suited the occasion. The fashion show formally went underway with the vibrant hues of designer Creative Drip. Her collection heavily focused on bright colors married with unique fabric pairings to create an eye-catching display. Creative Drip gave the urban street style a new flair with brightly colored puffer jackets, painted stained denims, and subtly sexy outfits with sheer cutouts.

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The very sophisticated JA Glam Couture was next to have audiences wanting for more. The Detroit-based designer took everyone down a fashionable memory lane tour with her Motown vintage-inspired designs. The flurry of fashion continued with dazzling pieces from In My Genes. For the diva who loves to turn heads, In My Genes was a collection of striking, tasteful, and glamorous pieces that sparkled endlessly. Next on the bill was the creative maverick Mugzy Mcfly, who has seeded a reputation for his couture street wear and his dedicated sneaker line. His presentation was true to brand with color blocking pieces for males and females, a fresh take on camo and explosive bomber jackets.

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The audience did not have a minute to catch their breath. Immediately after, Retro Wave held the audience captive with his trendy jackets, tye, and dye pieces and thought-provoking pictures and sayings. The next eye-catching treat was the suitable line Instinct Brand that showcased a line featuring apparel crafted from 80-90% recycled materials. The design duo Toledo was up next with their totally dope bright and bold pieces. Patrons were given an eyeful of vivid type dyes (done by one of the designers himself) and copious amounts of chic bleached items. Yesdnilco then presented pure, authentic art on otherwise drab

clothing and brought them to life. Kraev Fashion followed suit with her extravagant female garments, highlighting her detailed eye for inspiration from the most minor thing. After Kraev, there was a small musical interlude from the very soulful funk-inspired Ayanda Sunshine. The event continued with a magical moment with the fantasy-inspired designs of Leah Gabriel. Her apparel was uniquely imaginative with a touch of risqué. The night closed off with the stunning creations of Imperial Legacy Clothing, a figure-flattering ensemble by Bodied By Jodie, and haute couture designs that delivered the

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From goodie bags to cheers and downright hoots, the entire evening saw the crowd being constantly emersed in the designers and performances. An ode to art and fashion, smiling faces of all in attendance signalled a successful evening of fun, fashion, and a bright future for the industry.

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