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FEBRUARY THREADS 018 MAKE ME OVER Courtney Love’s hit collab with Nasty Gal returns for a new season of risky behavior. 022 ABOUT A GIRL Frances Bean Cobain is Marc Jacobs’ Latest Muse 028 SICKLY SWEET This Valentine’s Day is about to get a bit less traditional. 030 PIN UP A curated look at some of the most rad pins on the market.

032 EVERYTHING MUST GO The Ugly (Retail) Truth

BEAUTY WELLNESS 042 STEEPING BEAU-TEA White, Green, or red your daily brew can boost your beauty don’t cha know. 044 GOING GREEN Why You Should Garden with Green Calcite 048 WATER SIGNS What the Stars Have in Store for You This Month

TO THE STARS 056 MANIC PIXIE Halsey on Shaved Heads, Gray Lipstick, and Why She’s Not a Cliché 066 SKIN & EARTH Lights announces new postapocalyptic concept album

082 NEW VICE See Every Shade (and Swatch!) of Urban Decay’s New Liquid Lipstick Range 084 KAE-POP Karrueche teams up with ColourPop for another signature collection. 088 FOUNDATIONS A look at female millenials’ makeup habits 090 SPACE BUNS Master the hairstyle rocked by the heroine of your favorite 90s cartoon

096 MAKEUP AS ART Urban Decay announces a new makeup collection inspired by JeanMichel Basquiat

070 SOMETHING ABOUT AUDREY Internet famous, crystal-toting, designer/model/ writer, Audrey Kitching is a celebrity for the modern age.






Gabrielle Korn Editor-in-Chief Wave Magazine

Warming Auras When a few of my co-workers convinced me to have my aura read, I admit I was irrationally nervous. I consider myself a skeptic, but I’ve always had a healthy dose of respect—and fear—for the metaphysical. In the days leading up to it, I popped my head in to our design director Renee’s office and posited, “What if it comes out all black?” Of course, it didn’t. In fact, I learned that I am mostly made up of positive—albeit slightly stressed-out—energy, and there’s a moment of Zen in my spiritual near future. We sent writer Kari Revolva on a mystical journey of her own for the psychic school feature “Vision Quest” on page 150. We also convinced some of our staffers to be guinea pigs for the sake of art. We asked our art director Haley to dye her hair spring’s hot new shade of green for our story on page 58. And we shipped three of our editors off to San Francisco for an awesome, one-of-a-kind experience at Levi’s HQ. Check it out on page 88. This issue is dedicated to spring fashion and strong women. First, my girl crush continues to grow for our cover star, Rita Ora, who let us examine the method to her mad genius (it has a lot to do with Xena-style badasses on Pinterest). And I can’t even describe the collective “squee” that we all let out when we heard that our ’90s idol Kim Gordon (page 160) was down to be featured. It’s done wonders for my aura.






The Gang Writer, NYC Interviwed Alize Carrere for “Off the Beaten Path” on page 136 “I reported from an alpaca farm white writing for this issue. It was a dream I didn’t know I had.” Hometown A town outside of Dallas. Think Friday Night Lights.


Instagram Handle @angelabracadabra Writer, NYC Interviwed Condola Rashad for “An Education” on page 124. “I sat down with Condola to talk about feeling like an outsider in high school, and why there’s no reason for so many sci-fi series’ to feature practically only white characters.” Hometown Christchurch, New Zealand Instagram Handle @jennasauers

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Illustrator, Minneapolis Drew Cat Marnell for Culture Club on page 144 “I love painting portraits, so I was thrilled to get to illustrate Marnell.” Hometown Santa Cruz, California

Kelly Abeln

Instagram Handle @hagsville

Photographers, Paris Photographed Lena Dunham for “Gone Girl” on page 82 “Shooting for this issue was really fun and creative. Dunham is such a giving person that it makes the shoot interesting in so many different ways.” Hometown Sofia: Buenos Aires, Argentina / Mauro: Rosario, Argentina Instagram Handle @sofiaandmauro

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Over Me

Celebrity Skin: embrace your inner 90s child with the new collection

Love that Look:

By Trace Barnhill

Courtney Love’s hit collab with Nasty Gal returns for a new season of risky behavior.


or the titillation-seeking dresser, there can be no off-season. Summer crop tops and cut-outs give way to, well, fall crop tops and cut-outs. And the holidays, starting with Halloween, offer their own sartorial opportunities for flights of fancy and risky behavior. Enter Courtney Love. (Again.) Love and Nasty Gal have followed up on January’s hit 18-piece collaboration of grunged-up ’90s-inspired femininity with another crop of party-ready clothes out November 7th. This time around, Love said, she “took more risks.” But aspirants to the kinderwhore aesthetic should also rest assured: The baby doll dress remains. “This [collection] still has some nostalgia, but also has sort of Moulin Rouge fantasy pieces that are kind of over the top,” said Love via phone from Los Angeles, citing a lace-ap-

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pliquéd bodysuit as an example. “You know, it’s for Christmas. Nasty Gal for Christmas.” For this collection, Love, who remains a persistent reference for the runways, followed suit, and pulled from her past and present: Lyrics from Hole’s “Doll Parts” are embroidered on a T-shirt and hand-beaded maxi dress (a favorite of her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain), and a black minidress with a white lace collar feels like an Edwardian play on the one Love wore on her 1994 Spin cover (bring your own tiara). A pussy-bow blouse is worked up from countless versions from her own closet, tweaked for just the right effect—less Melania Trump at the debate than “a kind of Jim Morrison pirate blouse,” she said. For outerwear, there’s a navy cavalry coat drawn from an old Georgian style, “like something you’d see on a suffragette in 1890.” The Wave


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silhouette was slimmed down (sans bustle) and made modern with a few nips and tucks and pocket detailing. And, of course, there are the lingerie-leaning elements, ranging from satin slips to lace bodysuits. “I’m a fiend for bodysuits,” said Love. “I’ve said for the past 10 years bodysuits are gonna come back.” See also a faux leopard-fur coat, a style Love described as “basic 101” but that required a lot of thought to make it so: “Do you make it fat, do you make it slim, do you make it black leather lapels, do you make it

without?” It’s this kind of transhistorical reimagining and remixing that Love wants to come through with these pieces. “You don’t just relate them to me in 1994, you know what I mean?” she explained. Not that she’s removed herself from the intended audience, those looking to give and get a thrill. “These are clothes that I would wear!” said Love. “I’m all about ‘If you got it, flaunt it.’”

Find out how to shop the collection at wavemag.com

Have Your Cake: This season’s collection features satin slips & lace bodysuits.

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About A Girl Frances Bean Cobain is Marc Jacobs’ Latest Muse by JANELLE OKWODU


Grunge Chic: Cobain stars in the Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 Ad Campaign

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ven though she has just been announced as the latest face of Marc Jacobs and is rapidly racking up likes on the designer’s Instagram page, don’t expect Frances Bean Cobain to join the legions of celebrity children turned professional models. “I don’t think I’ll be modeling for anybody else for a very long time—this is 100 percent outside my comfort zone,” says Cobain on the phone from Los Angeles. “I wouldn’t have done it with anyone other than Marc.” As the daughter of rock legends Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Cobain comes with a style cachet that brands have been eager to harness. Though approached over the years by various labels hoping to enlist her for endorsements, she turned down each offer until longtime supporter Jacobs came calling. “I don’t model unless I think the project is cool, and I don’t put my name behind something that I don’t genuinely believe in,” says Cobain. “I thought this collection was great, and I was flattered that Marc thought of me for this. What I said to Marc when I was saying yes was that he’s an underdog for the masses. He’s still very rebellious within the fashion world, and he’s been like that his entire career.” Though the Marc Jacobs brand has a long-held reputation for featuring unexpected Wave


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Photos By: David Sims

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talents—iconoclasts ranging from artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge to director Lana Wachowski have participated in the seasonal group ads—Cobain’s images mark the first time in four years a single face has represented the label. Seizing the opportunity as a chance to bring real-girl sensibility to the idealized world of luxury ads, Cobain didn’t attempt to be anyone but herself. “I’m not representing the beautiful top models of the world,” she says. “I’m representing what a general, standard, average human girl would look like wearing these clothes. I think that’s why Marc picked me for this.” In keeping with the theme of authenticity, the ads, shot by David Sims, stand in sharp contrast to the psychedelic looks seen on the runway. “The fashion show itself was so colorful, but it was the complete opposite of what we ended up doing on the set,” says Cobain. “The shoot had a very organic feel—all the makeup was my own. We used the lipstick from right out of my purse, and no one did anything to my hair. They just put me in the clothes.” She bonded with Sims behind the scenes Wave


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over a book about Marjorie Cameron and the on-set music selection and says the atmosphere put her at ease. “I have so much respect for David; he’s one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. He and Marc created an environment in which I felt like I was thriving and enjoying myself.” The fact that designers like Jacobs are willing to trust in Cobain’s perspective speaks to her status as a tastemaker, but she’s far from fussy where clothes are concerned. “I honestly don’t care very much. I’m

“I’m a black jeans, vintage T-shirt, boots girl. That is my daily uniform.”

which was high fashion,” says Cobain. “My dad was so poor that they kept going to Goodwill to get donated ripped jeans. It wasn’t a fashion decision; it was an ‘I don’t have any money, I have no other choice’ type of decision.” As far as any notion of her own role within the industry, Cobain expects the Jacobs campaign will stand as a cherished memory rather than represent a career shift. “I could never do [modeling] professionally, but I’m glad I did it with Marc, because I trust him,” says Cobain, a visual artist. Though she remains coy about her next move, she is certain it involves something more stimulating than posing in front of the camera. “Thankfully I have other skills than just standing there and looking cute.”

a black jeans, vintage T-shirt, boots girl. That is my daily uniform,” she says. “I can appreciate fashion without having to let it consume me or [feeling the need] to be part of that world. In my personal life, I’m just lazy about it.” Fashion’s current obsession with ’90s nostalgia gets a hard pass. “I don’t fucking care what they did in the ’90s; I wasn’t around and it’s not relevant to me,” she says. Cobain was born in 1992. “Yes, the ’90s were influential, for sure, but it’s just not my cup of tea. When it’s shoved down your throat every day for 24 years, you just stop caring.” The irony of the runways’ love affair with grunge—a look her parents helped to popularize and one that Jacobs showed in the luxury space with his now famous Spring 1993 Perry Ellis collection—isn’t lost on her either. “I find it interesting where grunge originated from, and then where it was taken,

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Sickly Sweet This Valentine’s Day is about to get a bit less traditional by VERONICA RADYUK

Anarchy Heart Purse $25, Cupcake Cult

Sheer Lace Bodysuit $10, Forever 21

Heart Ring Rose Choker $7.90, Forever 21 Date Lightly Lined Bralette $34.95, PINK Tulle Box Tutu Skirt $60, nastygal.com

Lime Crime Velvetines, Red Velvet $20, limecrime.com

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Pink Velvet Strappy Heels $44, missguidedus.com



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Pin Up A curated look at some of the most rad pins on the market. by KATE MESSINGER


Featured Pins: Pizza Abduction, $12,50 / Floral Gun, $8.50 / Do No Harm, $8

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ong gone are the schoolyard trades of our youth. That rush of making Magic: The Gathering deals during recess, of slinging Pogs and Slammers in the park, of actually trying to catch em’ all. We may not be hoarding Pokémon cards or spending lunch money on cardboard circles any more, but via the digital playground of Instagram, a new collectable trend is becoming a cultural obsession. Wearable, tradable, and exceptionally cheap to produce, custom enamel pins are bringing individual flair to hats, jackets and lapels around the world, and giving artists the chance to make their work into an affordable and collectable commodity. “People are always looking for ways to express themselves and a pin is cheaper than a tattoo,” says Kym Naimo, who founded Prize Pins with Luke Flynn in 2014, and has collaborated with Monster Children and the Instagram-famous tattoo artist Tati Compton to make limited edition, New York-produced enamel pins. “Pins are the perfect medium for collaboration because they can literally take on any shape or form,” he says, and though the artists range in style, from a the cartoony trashcan pin by Tim Wave


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Lahan, to Compton’s dark magic pins, there is a quality and aesthetic unique to the Prize Pin brand. “Collaborating with different artists and weirdos is super fun. We seem to have a split between people who like really dark shit and really weird shit.”

“There’s a pin for everyone and endless options for creativity.” Made from soft enamel, pins are quick and cheap to produce in bulk. Artists have found that this new miniature medium is not only an affordable and interesting way to produce their designs, but becomes a form of free advertising once pinned on a lapel. “There’s a pin for everyone and there are just endless options of creativity,” says Mike Tull of Space Cadet Collective, who makes his galactic stoner type artwork into highly detailed pins. With his collaborations our favorite pop-culture characters get a trippy makeover, turning a glittery Walter White or a glow-in-the-dark Death Star into a fashion statement for less than $15 a pin. As Diagonal Press, contemporary artist Tauba Auerbach sells “symbolic jewelry” pins that are definitive, distinctive art objects. Valley Cruise Press, a zine and clothing producer that makes quirky, colorful and emoji inspired pins and patches, thanks Instagram for cultivating the pin craze as well

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Featured Pins: Best Buds, $12 / Bowie Cat, $11 / Leather Jacket, $10 / Kate Supreme, $12



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Featured Pins: AIGA Brat Box collection, $20

Featured Shops 1. PINTRILL pintrill.com 2. bbllowwnn bbllowwnn.com 3. WEIRDO WEAPONS weirdoweapons. bigcartel.com 4. INNER DECAY innerdecay.bigcartel. com/category/pins

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as inspiring it. “Art is suddenly so much more accessible and people want a way to show off the designs that inspire them. Pins are a great way to take art offline and put it onto your favorite shirt for everyone to see.” Search the hashtag #Pinstagram and the vastness of the pin community becomes immediately clear. @Pin_Lord, an avid pin collector who started an Instagram less than a year ago to showcase his collection in a crisp black-and-white grid layout, is up to almost 25K followers, and has begun making his own collaborations with artists and collectives he’s met through his feed. “I try to collaborate with artists that will bring a different point of view to what’s already been made,” he says, having recently made pins with lady art group

RUDE Collective and stylist Alanna Pearl, and selling them through the Instagram-like shopping app Depop. His minimal, straightforward way of showcasing pins from around the Internet makes @ Pin_Lord a coveted collector and

“Pins are a great way to take art offline...” curator, displaying these objects as the artworks they are. “I can provide a platform that will help other people put something new into the world,” he says. “When done right, a pin can be an affordable piece of art, made by someone you respect. You can carry it with you everywhere and keep it forever, and very few objects have that power.” Wave



MUST GO The Ugly (Retail) Truth:

Which Stores Will Close and Which Will Survive

by Barbara Thau

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hew. It’s ugly out there in the U.S. mall land. More than a dozen retailers are shuttering hundreds of doors, while others kiss the American shopping landscape goodbye forever. While no means a definitive list, here’s a Cliff Note’s-style rundown of 10 chains closing stores and liquidating their fleet, and a look at the saving-grace strategies of the merchants sticking around—for now.

1. Abercrombie & Fitch: Closing 60 Stores

Even though the teen apparel retailer shed its oversexed image and decreased its reliance on stuck-in-the-90s, logo-emblazoned fare, Abercrombie & Fitch’s U.S. sales continue to fall as fast-fashion retailers like H&M and Zara siphon business. Although the retailer’s Hollister brand is a bright spot, the namesake chain posted its 16th straight quarterly decline this month. To revive business, CEO Fran Horowitz is shifting A&F’s focus from image to “customer engagement,” reflected in its first new concept store in 15 years in Columbus. The store features a runway of 40 mannequins to inspire outfit guidance; tech-enabled fitting rooms, where consumers can adjust the lighting to see how an item would look at the beach or a nightclub; and phone recharging stations. Analyst Sound Bite: “The continued double-digit negative comps at A&F and below-plan gross margin speak to the difficultly in re-positioning the namesake brand,” said Dana Telsey, CEO of Telsey Advisory Group, in a research note.

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2. The Children’s Place: Closing 300 Stores By 2020

The children’s retailer is reimagining its business for the era of online shopping: It’s shuttering 300 stores by 2020, boosting inventory productivity, growing e-commerce to 20% of sales, expanding its presence on Amazon and spreading its international wings.

“The cost of running an online business eats into profit margins.” Analyst Sound Bite: Betty Chen, managing director of Mizuho Securities,

said the retailer has managed to outperform the retail sector, citing market share gains from a “strong product assortment.” Looking ahead, “Alternative sales channels may become more critical in the future. The Children’s Place continues to grow the wholesale business with the rollout of a replenishment program with Amazon.”

3. Crocs: Closing 160 Stores

Analyst Sound Bite: Crocs’ “marginal styles” and “the growing athletic trend is making Crocs more of an afterthought for retail accounts, particularly outside of core markets,” said Sam Poser, an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group LLLP in a research note cited by Footwear News.

4. J.C. Penney: Closing 130-140 Stores

Under the guidance of former Home Depot execu-

The plastic clog retailer, coming off a restructuring effort that included cutting operational costs and whittling down 40% of its product mix, Crocs will close 160 stores by the end of 2018, a whopping 28% of its fleet, as it consolidates its senior ranks and promotes its president to CEO.

Analyst Sound Bite: “The previously announced store closures of 130-140 or 13%-14% of the store base (less than 5% of annual sales) is a positive, but at the same time the company continues to enhance the in-store experience whether it be through Sephora [beauty shops] an expanded home offering and services, and/or a rebranded Salon business,” said Dana Telsey, CEO of Telsey Advisory Group, in a research note.


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tive Marvin Ellison, the department store for Middle America is deemphasizing apparel and making a bold investment in the 70% of its shoppers that own a home. After a successful test, J.C. Penney is expanding home appliance showrooms from 500 to 600 stores, as it tiptoes into offering home services, from bathroom remodeling to blind installation, in 100 stores, taking dead aim at ailing rival Sears, once an appliance powerhouse.

Macy’s: Closing 100 Stores

The iconic department store is hoping for a miracle on 34th Street in the hands of a new CEO Jeff Gennette. But macro trends have been hitting Macy’s where it hurts. The retailer has been bleeding mar-

“Chain stores are liquidating their fleet.” ket share in apparel, its biggest single business, to off-price chains like T.J. Maxx (not to mention Am-



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azon), just as the high cost of running an online business eats into profit margins. Macy’s is closing 100 stores and, pressured by restless activist investors, monetizing its real estate, some of which is being transformed into mixed-use properties, such as the retail, art gallery and artisanal restaurant development brewing at the former Macy’s Men’s Store in San Francisco’s Union Square. Gennette’s survival plan relies on the expansion of in-store shops such as LensCrafters, Backstage,

“It’s becoming a struggle to survive in the market.” its off-price concept, and Blue Mercury, the beauty chain it purchased that eschews the department store counter service model in favor of open-sell environments akin specialty stores like Sephora that have been eating its beauty lunch. Analyst Sound Bite: “We think Macy’s needs to reinvent itself and has prudently identified the need to change the store experience, leverage big data, and reduce field staffing to drive agility,” said Oliver Chen, an analyst with Cowen and Company, in a research note following the chain’s store closure announcement. “A new organization will unfold but this will take multiple years.”

Find out what stores are closing near you at wavemag.com

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STEEPING BEAU-TEA White, green, or red - your daily brew can boost your beauty don’t cha know. by BRIDGET MARCH

We’re nearly all partial to a cuppa, but while coffee has dominated our habit for the last decade, tea houses are the hot – and healthy – new hangouts. While we’re not hating on a ‘builders’, when you’re next choosing your brew consider swapping the English Breakfast for a less oxidised tea to reap the benefits for your skin. From supressing stress to boosting energy levels and alleviating allergy symptoms, the reported health benefits of tea are endless. Here are some tips from Amanzi (our fave London tea house) on the best leaves to drink for your skin and how to use tea in your beauty regime.Sup it up.

White Tea

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Green Tea

Red Tea

Beauty Benefits: Can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles

Beauty Benefits: Can help combat acne and ageing

Beauty Benefits: Rehydrates & delivers antioxidants to pores

Health Benefits: Reduces risk of cancer, cardiovascular disorder

Health Benefits: Improved brain function, fat loss, and lower risk of cancer

Health Benefits: Cures headaches, insomnia, allergies, and bone weakness.



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GOING GREEN Why You Should Garden with Green Calcite By Taylor Morgan

Nature Spirits: green calcite supposedly communicates with plant and nature “spirits”

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Hailing from Africa, Brazil, India, and Mexico, CaCO3— Calcium Carbonate, also known as “green calcite”— is a stone revered both aesthetically and medicinally that is frequently applied to the heart chakra in crystal therapy. The stone is light green, opaque in color, and resembles washed sea glass. It’s said to aid in the healing of arthritis, bacterial-infections, burns, inflammation, joint-pain, and nervous-ticks, while promoting balance and communication within. In addition to being a much-loved stone among crystal healers and alternative medicine advocates, it is also a stone that can often be found in the garden. Just as the stone enables human beings to open the heart and manifest the good, mystic theory also holds that it allows plants and vegetables to produce a better yield. Whether or not you espouse crystal healing, part of the stone’s functionality can be attributed to green calcite’s innate connection to nature— after all, it’s the product of sedimentation buried deep beneath the soil after thousands of years. Through this fostered connection to nature, green calcite supposedly communicates with plant and nature “spirits”. This Wave


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is the same premise as the garden fairy, who “blesses” the garden through her kinship with plant life. In addition to dispersing green calcite throughout the garden, sprinkled under a layer of soil, you can alternatively spend time in the garden on a daily basis meditating with the crystal. (This connection between the stone and the garden will use you as a vessel to develop a heightened sense of intuition for what the plant needs on that particular day to thrive, according to the spiritual, biodynamic crowd.) Covering your stones with soil will prevent the sun from warping their color and energy. Every full moon unearth, soak with water, salt, and used apple cider vinegar to cleanse the crystals. Then, place them back underneath the sky so that the moon may charge it with energy. Folk legend suggests that when you bring green calcite into your home and surround it with five green candles that are lit every morning for one week, it will bring prosperity. (It’s a lot of effort, but you never know what might manifest.) Green Calcite’s planet is Venus,

which symbolic of love, and it’s element is Earth– so when you place the stone in a public garden or potted plant within an office space, it will help soothe anxiety or stress-induced energies. In search of additional stones to bring into your garden? Try hanging Rose Quartz from your plum, peach, pear, and apple trees. This is said to infuse the fruit with energy that opens

“...it will help soothe anxiety or stress-induced energies.” the heart when consumed and ignites self-love. Tiger Eye is often used at the bottom of potted plants or buried with onions, garlic, or potatoes as it fosters root growth. Moss and Tree Agate are said to birth green thumbs, by giving people who don’t have an innate connection to nature a deeper understanding of its rhythm– one mineral element at a time.

Wanna try more? Hang Rose Quartz from fruit trees. It will infuse the fruit with energy that opens the heart.

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Water Signs

What the Stars Have in Store for You This Month by CHRISTIE CRAFT


(January 20 - February 18) Words carry weight for your sign this month, Aquarius. Negotiations, serious conversations, and contractual dealings that you’ve been avoiding can finally be addressed after February 3, thanks to Venus backing you up with pleasure and harmony in all your work. Your mental confidence will be at its pinnacle, so you won’t be mincing any words or second guessing your statements now. One warning: Be wary of promising more than you can deliver in your fugue of inspiration and excitement. If you find that you’ve said too much, be vigilant in correcting yourself quickly to manage expectations without sacrificing your reputation.


(February 19 - March 20) Personal and financial development are the only items on your list deemed worthy of your regular attention this month, Pisces. And understandably so: Mounting bills and expenses have been haunting you for the last months, but luckily you’ll begin to see substantial improvements in your income as early as February 3. Any success you have will be directly related to fearlessness in augmenting your income—especially for entrepreneurs. Trying new things without worrying about failing is the ticket to ride this month for you Fishies.

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(April 20 - May 20) Secrets can be fun, and as soon as Venus, your ruling planet, creeps into your mysterious 12th House of the Subconscious and Unseen on February 3, you’ll finally get a chance to recede into your shadowy private lifefor some mental R&R. There’s a shining possibility you’re already entrenched in a clandestine project employing all of your brilliance, poised to exercise your skills as well as rake in the dough. You’ll need to be patient when it comes to seeing your return of investment, though; since Venus will tour a rare retrograde phase next month, this endeavor is likely to require a long period of incubation and development before it flies.


(March 21 - April 19) February is on fire for you, Aries, so where January might’ve left you feeling flat—or just plain baffled—this month offers a do-over. Late last month, Mars, your ruling planet, made himself at home in your sign, and on February 3, Venus will shimmy over to your sign to meet her cosmic lover. This planetary power couple will be dancing cheek-to-cheek to their own sultry tune all month long—and you Rams will reap every last benefit.


(May 21 - June 20)

You’ve got plenty of celestial aces up your lucky sleeve this month, Gemini, but your greatest assets lie in your friendships. Don’t neglect your social life in February—make sure you allocate plenty of time for fun and canoodling; you won’t be lacking in invitations, so expect your phone to be busier than ever. And it’s not all frivolity, either: Who you meet and mingle with this month is bound to be connected to a powerful network of individuals who can help you realize personal aspirations you’re most passionate about.


(June 21 - July 22)

Career gains seem to be the only thing on your mind this month, Cancer, and with good reason. Mars, the assertive red planet, will continue transiting through your 10th House of Achievements and Social Status, giving you the vision as well as the momentum to get shit done to better situate yourself professionally for a bright future. The nectar only sweetens when Venus glides to the top of your chart, joining Mars as the planetary Bonnie to his Clyde, giving you an incandescent glow in the eyes of a big-time V.I.P. Tastemakers and influencers are finally seeing your power, worth, and potential this month. This is no time to be shy or modest—take what’s yours, career-wise, with those crustacean claws, Cancer!


(July 23- August 22) As February begins, you might already have your nose stuck in the books or be captive by a course of study, either for business or pleasure. February couldn’t be better situated for advancing your education, pursuing a degree, or going for a prestigious professional license or certificate. Alternatively, you could be spending a lot of time under a mentor, either as an intern, assistant, or apprentice. Either way, the experience will be priceless in moving up the professional ladder in the near future.

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(August 23 - September 22) Financially, you’re off to the races as early as February 3, with the arrival of a significant— and vibrant!—development in your money situation, thanks to luxuriant, money-minded Venus making her rounds with assertive Mars. Expect to receive a large bonus, royalty, or commission check within days of this date. Or, you may decide to get smart about where you’re putting your funds and make an investment with very lucrative returns. Committed Virgos might not see this big boost personally, rather, it may come from a partner or mate’s good fortune in the form of a raise, inheritance, or legal settlement that will benefit the both of you as well as your household. Don’t fret—it’s all positive, Virgo!



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(September 23 - October 22) Late last month, action-oriented Mars moved into your partnership sector, sending shockwaves to a close relationship or personal partnership. On February 3, Mars’ planetary partner in crime, Venus—which happens to be your ruling planet—will join her cosmic lover in that same area of your chart, stimulating and shaking up that relationship further. Don’t worry so much—these events are poised to be as peaceful as your sign is, simply working as a catalyst to help make vital changes to your relationship’s weak spots. Where Mars might’ve agitated, Venus will bring soothing reconciliation. Lasting changes will require honesty and courage, perhaps some meditative time alone, but you’ve got what it takes to exact some healing (and exciting!) shifts to your love life and business partnerships, Libra.



(October 23 - November 21) Professional life becomes far more serious and streamlined for you this month, Scorp. Your work will hold a more proud, meaningful place in your life than it has in ages—perhaps more so than ever before. Self-employed Scorpios riding a fierce, assertive streak could begin crusading down new inroads in pursuit of a more lush cash flow. Sure, you’ll be successful in all that you do for money, but you’ll also let your heart sing by tackling diverse assignments that truly utilize your many sparkling talents. Finally, you’ll feel that you’re employing your most soulful skills to their greatest—and most spiritual—potential in your work life.

(November 22 - December 21) Love and sex are heating up your personal life to a boiling point this February, Sag. Late last month, Mars charged into your 5th House of Romance for the first time in two whole years, and on February 3, Venus, Mars’ planetary “other half,” will join him in a harmonious union. Passions are hot as all getout for all Sagittarii—committed Centaurs are in for some of the best sex you’ve had with your partner or S.O.—but you single Sags have the most opportunity for meeting someone new and exciting. Don’t be surprised if you’re headover-heels in love with a new sweetheart by the end of the month; these aspects make Cupid deadly accurate with his arrows!

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(December 22 - January 19) February’s focus is squarely set on your family, Cap. You’re making progress in rejoining with your tribe, and perhaps introducing a new partner or S.O. to your relatives. At home, you’ve been working on projects to feather your nest nicely, and those are seeing great headway, too. After lovely and peaceful Venus makes her transit into your 4th House of Domestic Life, any tension within your family will be easily neutralized. You’ll also find more agreeable methods of finishing that household renovation or revamp, likely having to do with a revised budget.





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Manic Pixie Halsey on Shaved Heads, Grey Lipstick, and Why She’s Not a Cliché by AMANDA MONTELL


MAC x Halsey: the signature grey lipstick will be available for $17

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pon arriving at the glossy MAC store in Hollywood to interview electropop singer-songwriter and Tumblr icon Halsey, I promptly touched up my deep purple lip color and tried to play it cool. Because that’s exactly what Halsey is. At 21, the Badlands artist has already toured with Imagine Dragons, collaborated with Justin Bieber, and rocked more hair colors and lengths than most girls do in a lifetime. On the day we met, Halsey looked as though she just stepped out of a much-reblogged tableau. Think a two-inch brunette crop, embellished white kimono, and slate-gray lip color—the shade she just created and launched with MAC on March 31 as a part of the brand’s Future Forward campaign. Halsey and I sat down to chat about her new lipstick, but what we ended up discussing got a bit grittier. We talked gender, role models, and self-image. (Spoiler alert: Halsey says she doesn’t “give a sh*t” what you think about her short hair.) But actually, in a way, I think she does. Because from the production of her songs to her stance on femininity to her gunmetal gray lips, Halsey doesn’t do anything by accident. After all, not just anyone gets chosen to create her own lipstick with MAC. You’ve got to be someone with perspective.



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WAVE: Could you talk a bit about your decision to shave your head last year? Whenever you make a drastic change to your hair, is it spontaneous or more considered? HALSEY: I think I’m a product of my environment, for sure. And I’m very much a product of my music. Like, if I’m wearing an outfit onstage that doesn’t translate to my music, (it will be a) bad show. Immediately. When my EP (Room 93, $5) came out, I had really long, blue hair. My music was very ethereal, very spacey. And then I wrote this record that was supposed to be really angry, really industrial, and raw. But when I started performing those songs live, I had this long blue hair, and something didn’t connect. Something didn’t feel right. I felt a little too soft, too glamorous, to be

“Nothing was stopping me except for everyone else’s opinion.”

Badlands: Halsey’s first LP, Badlands, released August 28, 2015

singing such worn and weathered music. So I cut all my hair off. And at first I felt so much better. But shaving my head was something I wanted to do for a really long time. And I realized one day that all the reasons I wasn’t

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doing it were really stupid. What’s this boy gonna think? Is he still gonna like me? Is he still gonna think I’m pretty? What are my fans gonna think? Are people gonna stare at me? Stupid reasons. But I wanted to do it. Nothing was stopping me except for everyone else’s opinion. So as soon as I did it, I felt liberated. Like, I don’t give a s**t what you think it looks like! You know what I mean? Like, this feels great, I’m happy I did it. And it was a really big step for me, especially in this industry—really, really not caring what people think. WAVE: Why do you think it’s important to have nontraditional feminine figures in pop music? H: Growing up, I was never like a super-feminine girl. But I’ve also never been the typical description of a tomboy, either. I skated growing up; I snowboarded. But I also love makeup. I’ve loved makeup my whole life. But I actually get a lot of flack sometimes for saying I’m not traditionally feminine, traditionally beautiful. People will be like, “Oh, shut up, On The Town: you’re so pretty!” And it’s the quickly rising like, that’s not what I mean. I’m not star took some time with us saying I’m not pretty. I’m saying that for me growing up, there were only a couple people in pop music, like P!nk and Alanis Morrissette, and then later in the pop game Lady Gaga, who weren’t afraid to embrace a more androgynous part of themselves. I think that’s really important, especially in 2016, where the lines between gender are getting blurred. There’s no reason why someone needs to be the perfect form of whatever gender they identify as. Gender is a fluid thing. And I think the beauty and makeup industry

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is really starting to embrace that. A lot of brands are starting to do unisex products, and I think that’s a really cool thing. Which is why I think I picked a color that didn’t lean one way or the other. It’s kind of an androgynous color. I honestly feel like a man could wear this lipstick, and it would look awesome. WAVE: Your aesthetic is such an essential part of your music and on-stage presence. What inspires it? H: I’m really influenced by film. I’m trying to make music I consider really cinematic. I’ve always been really inspired by female characters in movies like Léon: The Professional with Natalie Portman. Badass. Like, that’s how I want to dress. That’s how I want to look. I love Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction. I love Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Really nontraditional characters. Kinda the girl that people will often peg as like the “manic pixie dream girl,” you know? I feel like that’s an expression that gets tossed around a lot. A girl whose negative qualities are romanticized by people who want to fix them. That’s something that I’ve found myself attracted to in music. I’m really open about mental illness; I’m open about my sexuality. And a lot of the time, it almost provokes an eye roll in people. They’ll be like, “Ugh, we get it!” And it’s like, well, I should still be able to talk about this without it becoming a cliché. So I base my music on a lot of that—how I approach myself as a character, as a protagonist. Because that’s what you become when you’re a songwriter. Writing about yourself you become a protag-



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onist, like the female ones in movies I kind of relate myself to. But also, [my record] Badlands ($12) as a concept was really inspired by Quentin Tarantino. Strong female characters. Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. When I was getting styled for my tour outfits, I told my stylist, “I want to look like an assassin!” So we built all these outfits with hoods and crazy boots and high-cut legs. A lot of my references were, like, Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. I think I referenced a lot

“I approach myself as a character, as a protagonist.” of cult movies. Because, unfortunately, in the past decade, in the past life, finding a strong female character often comes from those cult films. Which is probably why they have such a dedicated following, because those characters are so real. WAVE: Tell us a little more about your MAC lipstick. How did you come up with this sick gray shade? H: I wanted to do something kind of blue, but something that was a little bit more wearable. So I stumbled upon this gunmetal [color]. Also, I was supposed to be an art major in college, so color theory is my jam. Like, I love colors, which is why I think I love makeup so much. I think I’ve loved makeup my whole life because of that. I was always that kid in high school where my friends would be like, “Can you teach me how to do my eyebrows?” I remember I was filling in my eyebrows like my freshman year of high school, and every girl I went to school with made fun of me. All of them. They called me “Sharpie brows.” But I knew that big brows were about to become a thing. So over those next few years, Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins, these big brows started to be a thing. And all of the sudden, these girls are calling me like,

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“Can you teach me how to fill in my eyebrows?” And I was like, “Oh now you want to know. I’ll show you how to use a brow pencil.” So I’ve always been obsessed with makeup because of how much I love art. I love drawing. I draw a lot of faces. So it makes sense that I would be naturally inclined to makeup. But when they told me I was gonna get to do this [with MAC], I went to the art store right away. I bought a ton of paints and started mixing colors. I mixed like a metallic shade, one that was a little bit more green, one that was a little bit more brown. I based it on another MAC color that I really love called Stone. And then there’s a metallic liner called Industrial that I really like. I kind of wanted to merge those two into some kind of lipstick. Like I said, I feel like it’s really, really androgynous. I feel like a man could wear it, a woman could wear it, someone in between could wear it. And sending in that swatch board [to MAC] was like the scariest day of my life. I was like, “Please like one of these colors. Please like one of these colors!” And they came back immediately and said they really loved one, and we started getting into production. When I got the prototype, I was like crying. I couldn’t believe it. It said “Halsey” on the box. Because you know, this is one of my dreams. MAC is one of my favorite companies. I don’t have a lot of favorite companies. It’s a weird thing to have: a favorite company. Like, “I just really adore Tropicana.” No one says that, you know what I mean? But for me, I have a pretty strong nostalgic attachment to MAC. My mom was never really a very feminine person in my life growing up. She was, like, super tomboy, super badass, like a grungy kind of woman. But one of my earliest memories of her is her wearing really dark brown metallic MAC lipstick. She’d wear it down until she was scooping it out of the pot. I would always try to go in her drawers and steal her lipstick. So the MAC lipstick tube is present in a lot of my earliest childhood memories, whether it’s my mom flipping down the rearview



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Future Forward: The original stock of Halsey’s MAC lipstick sold out in just 24 hours

mirror and fixing her lipstick in the car or stopping in a store, looking in her sunglasses. That’s a very present memory for me. I think my little brother when he was young even bit into one that he pulled out of my mom’s purse. So some of my funniest, saddest, happiest memories involve that tube, as cliché as it sounds. So it was really cool for me to think I’m gonna be rolling around in some girl’s purse when she’s getting her first kiss or going to prom or doing whatever she’s doing. Like, that’s me rolling around in her purse. WAVE: We’ve already talked about your onstage beauty inspirations. What about your personal ones? H: I think for me, recently, I’ve just been really inspired by Rose McGowan. She just shaved her head. She’s a badass. She shaved her head after I did, too. I was like, Did you check my Instagram? [Laughs.] I think Audrey Hepburn is an obvious one. Twiggy, Edie. I think a lot of the short-hair icons are

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coming to mind for me. As far as modern icons, I love Rihanna. I think she can wear anything. She’s such a badass. Pictures of her stepping out of the club wearing, like, lingerie and a fur coat. And I’m like why not? Sure! Go for it! You look incredible. So I really love her a lot. I think just people who aren’t afraid to take chances. I’m influenced by a lot of males too. I love ‘80s British rockstars like Mick Jagger. I love that glam, androgynous, sexy thing. Sweat, leather pants, no shirt. It’s like, almost borderline gross. I kinda love that. [Laughs.]

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Skin & Earth Lights announces new postapocalyptic concept album by ERICA RUSSELL


ights announced the title and details of her forthcoming fourth studio album, Skin & Earth, on Tuesday. The Canadian pop artist shared a video teaser for her new record on Twitter on April 18, where she has been teasing her new era with a week-long countdown featuring a series of cryptic photos, along with glimpses of her new fire engine red hair. According to the singer-songwriter’s web site, the album—which will also be released alongside an exclusive comic book series written and illustrated by Lights herself—will be unveiled over the course of the year, with the final release of the fulllength record due out Fall 2017. A digital introduction issue for the comic, which is set in a post-apoc-

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alyptic, corporatist future and will follow the journey of a young woman struggling to “find hope in a hopeless world,” will be released in May, with the initial print Issue #1 on sale July 12, just before Comic-Con launches this summer. New music will accompany each monthly issue leading up to the release of the album.

“This will be by far my most carefree and fierce album yet.” In a press release, Lights calls her upcoming record “a complete convergence of everything I love— music, comics, post-apocalyptic romance, crystals, wine and powerful ladies, all perfectly entwined,” adding that it will be “by far my most care-free and fierce album yet.”

New Ventures: Lights’ new album has a corresponding comic series

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Audrey Something About

by Kerri Jarema

Internet famous, crystal toting, designer/model/writer, Audrey Kitching is a celebrity for the modern age.

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hen I first met Audrey Kitching, I was struck by two things: First, how small she is in person. That’s not to say she doesn’t look waiflike in all of the many photos she posts of herself on Instagram and Twitter, both from professional magazine shoots and from the many daily selfies now required of a social media star. She does, and she is. But she’s also just… tiny. Compact. Someone you don’t think will take up much space. But that’s the second thing you notice about her: she does take up space. She may be physically small, her voice soft, but her personality (and her hair) is big.

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She’s someone who demands attention without asking for it. She’s all pink tresses with thick, heavy crystals usually adorning some part of her body, and she possesses the sort of something you just can’t identify; that certain je ne sais quoi that explains why the 29-year-old model/designer/writer has such an overwhelmingly large following on the internet, in the fashion industry and beyond. People are just drawn to her; and she’s building an empire on that. My story is really very strange,” Kitching remembers. “I was getting my hair colored at an Aveda salon and was asked to model and stop by an agency for photo training to understand how to work in

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time!” Kitching didn’t automatically translate her art school stand-ins into a fashion career, though. First, she was mostly known for blogging, both on Myspace and Live Journal, ostensibly the Facebook and Twitter of the early 2000’s. At that time she was what many called a “scene girl,” known mostly for the people she hung out with, the music she listened to and the way she wore her hair. “This was all really just an outlet for teenage angst if I’m being completely honest,” she recalls. “The internet was a place where I could be myself and escape from all the crap that comes with growing up and dealing with high school. My goal was never really to become ‘known’ online it was more of a place to be weird and accepted.”

Through the Years: Audrey’s look has evolved quite a bit since 2007


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front of the camera.” That was when Kitching was just 14 years old, and she started posing for newspaper adverts. It wasn’t until years later, when many of her friends were attending art school, that she began taking center stage in their work. “The projects were very avant-garde, like, [I was] painting myself green and standing in the moon light,” she says. “This was kind

“Today everything is so thought out and polished and you really have to put energy into what you post.” of around the time the internet was just blossoming and I used to blog and document my life online. Companies really liked what I was doing and took notice of my following and started to hire me for different modeling jobs. It was a strange art project hobby that snowballed into a career for being in the right place at the right

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2012 From emerging on the internet scene in 2007 up until the present day a whole decade later, Audrey has been a style icon from the start.

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To The Stars // Feature Of course, now Kitching is nearing 30 and her teenage angst years are far behind her, but the photos, articles and feud speculations on message boards still remain. She has, for all intents and purposes, been living under a microscope for most of her life. And while she is not the sort of celebrity to be hounded by the paparazzi, the prying eyes of the internet can sometimes be even harsher to deal with. After all, when you post dozens of pictures a week detailing everything from your bubble baths to what you ate for lunch and what events you’re attending, people can mistakenly assume they know as much about you as they do their own friends—and they never forget. “It’s totally a double ended sword,” Kitching says. “[The internet is] what allows me to live my dream today, but I’m forever haunted by my 16-year-old mistakes and photos. Most people get the luxury of being able to bury them in a photo album in their childhood basement. When I first started all [of] this, the internet was so new, people didn’t really grasp it yet. Today everything is so thought out and polished and you really have to put energy into what you post. It’s like building your reputation.”


It’s clear that Kitching is not going to repeat the media mistakes of her past. During the photo shoot for this piece she not only carefully crafted an Instagram shot of the makeup table, she was sure to take multiple videos and photos of the shoot in progress, all with an intense attention to detail. This is not a woman who is going to be okay with seeing an unflattering shot on Google images. And that is a big part of what makes her such a social media queen. Her feeds are authentic, but they are also curated. While so many people have a grasp on one or the other (beautiful photos that don’t feel real, or real photos that are someone’s own worst press), Kitching has found a way to show people her true self while avoiding missteps. So, what’s her secret? “I actually have been trying to figure this out for myself,” she admits. “I’m kind of crazy and have no limits, and will post or share anything. Over the past year [I’ve been] trying to reel that back in a bit and keep [my feeds] more professional, and my personal life more private in a way. I think it’s about showing who you are but keeping a bit of mystery at the same time.” Perhaps the ease with which she seems

Audrey has been the heart of many companies over the years, but here are her latest and greatest. 1// Jewelry line Crystal Cactus, available at crystalcactus.com 2// Crystal Cactus has expanded to beauty items such as the Good Vibes Spray, $23 3// LUNA clothing line, available exclusively at Gypsy Warrior, gypsywarrior.com

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to communicate with her followers comes in part from the lifestyle she chooses to lead. She is well known for being a devotee of crystals, astrology, numerology, homeopathy and veganism, and even considers herself to be clairvoyant. “I’m extremely sensitive and clairvoyant and have been my whole life. A lot of people with those gifts would never choose to be in the situations I am in on a daily basis for my job,” she says. “Being able to sense and see everyone’s motives all the time can be overwhelming and pretty draining. I use all these tools for balance and grounding so I’m able to weave in and out of energies throughout my day while still being able to function properly.” Beyond the computer screen, though, Kitching has immersed herself into the fashion industry in a way that can only be described as unique. While her devotion to the alternatively spiritual might

be considered trendy by some, the often stuffy, exclusive, fur and leather wearing fashion masses might consider it kitschy and low brow. Kitching has made clear through many posts on Twitter that she is not always on the same wavelength with some of the people she comes across during her work at New

“My goal is to blend spirituality & style and inspire today’s generation...” York Fashion Week and elsewhere in more traditional industry settings. “Totally, it’s a struggle at times. I just try to always make sure whatever I’m doing is with integrity and I’m being true to myself,” she insists. “If I start to Wave


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feel like I’m being turned into a character or something outside of myself I kind of try to bring it back on track. I think it’s about sending out positive vibes and having faith that you’re going to attract as much of that back into your career as possible.” So far, it seems, she has been able to do just that, and she is certainly reaping the creative rewards. Her jewelry line, Crystal Cactus, has grown exponentially since she first started selling small batches of handmade necklaces. She now employs people to help her make and ship orders of necklaces, rings, bracelets and even items including chakra balancing wands and floral sage bundles. In December, she will also release about twenty new home products that include candles, books, and cards, as well as higher end jewelry.

“Work hard and be original. Don’t do anything for money only.” “I live such a conscious life, but I also work in fashion. I think people feel like they have to either be material or spiritual and it’s just not honest or true,” she says. “I want to show people you can have self- love, style, hobbies and appreciate the beautiful things in life and still be awake and aware in a Glitter & Gems: Products available from Kitching’s brand, Crystal Cactus

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New Vice See Every Shade (and Swatch!) of Urban Decay’s New Liquid Lipstick Range By Emily Orofino

rban Decay kicked off 2017 with some major news: the brand was expanding its colorful lipstick range to matte liquid formulas. The only information we gleaned from the initial announcement was that the smudge-proof formula would be available in different finish options (standard matte and metallic) and in 30 colors. Those small details were enough to have us anxiously anticipating the launch, and now, we've finally got a look at every single shade. Regardless of your go-to lip look, the Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18) collection gives you serious options. There are eight different reds, from an electric tomato to a blackened oxblood, as


New Release: Urban Decay joins the liquid lipstick trend with Liquid Vice

well as a handful of neutrals, an assortment of vivid and pastel purples, and even navy and metallic gray for those on the edgier side of the lip spectrum. Considering they each dry down to a flawless, transfer-free finish (but don't make your lips feel like sandpaper), you'll need at least a few of these in your collection. Keep reading! We've got every single shade and swatch of the Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick collection. Even better, you can shop all the kiss-proof shades now . . . perfect timing for Valentine's Day.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Available in 30 Shades & 2 Finishes $18, Available at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, & UrbanDecay.com

Don’t forget to pair them with your 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil! $20, UrbanDecay.com

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KAEPOP Karrueche teams up with ColourPop for another signature collection. By Mi-An Chan

All About Lips: Tran’s collection focuses mostly on lip colors in a variety of shades


n the two short years since ColourPop’s launch, the L.A.-based cosmetic powerhouse has managed to become one of the most popular (and elusive) makeup brands in the U.S. That’s thanks, in part, to the company’s ability to churn out on-trend, long-lasting formulas and internet-breaking collaborations, all at ridiculously affordable prices. Oh, and there’s that small thing about the brand’s relationship with Kylie Jenner. Well, it’s time to brace yourself yet again, because the newest ColourPop

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collaboration is one you might already love. That’s right, it’s bringing back actor and model Karrueche Tran for round two. Kaepop, a line curated by Tran, launched in January with a 13-piece collection. In case you slept on the launch, it consisted of a highlighter, bronzer, blush, four eyeshadows, three lipliners, and three liquid lipsticks. Tran’s goal? To create a range that would suit a variety of skin tones, so she focused on formulating wearable neutrals. Fun fact: Even King Kylie snapchatted her seal of approval.



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This month, ColourPop will welcome four new shades created by Tran — and this time the collection is all about lips. The new shades include three glosses, named Lychee Me, Fudg’d, and Stain, that match her existing Chi, Kae, and Rooch Ultra Matte Lips and lipliners. Tran also created a bold red matte liquid lipstick, Saigon, to round out her collection. If Kaepop’s first collection is any indication, we can expect a buying frenzy to ensue when the line drops on August 25 at 1 p.m. EST. Translation: Mark your calendars, because these babies will go FAST. In the meantime, check out each of the new Kaepop shades in the slides ahead.

KaePop Checklist LIQUID LIPSTICKS, $6 » » » » » » »

Kae, Ultra Matte Lip Rooch, Ultra Matte Lip Chi, Ultra Matte Lip Saigon, Ultra Matte Lip Fudg’d, Ultra Glossy Lip Lychee Me, Ultra Glossy Lip Stain, Ultra Glossy Lip

EYE SHADOWS, $5 » » » »

Sunset Blvd, Satin Finish Wilshire, Matte Finish Crenshaw, Matte Finish Beverly, Matte Finish

LIPPIE PENCILS, $5 » Kae Pencil » Rooch Pencil » Chi Pencil

Collect Them All: Tran’s line features a variety of products

POWDERS, $8 » Glo Up, Highlighter » Flush’d, Blush » Bronze Me, Bronzer

All products avaialble from ColourPop.com

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Beauty // The Stats

Foundatiions A look at female millenials’ makeup habits

Bad Habit Almost half of millenials lose their lip gloss

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Space Buns Master the hairstyle rocked by the heroine of your favorite 90s cartoon By Jessica Root What You Will Need: A comb Two hair ties Bobby pins

Meatball Head: Rock this cute & messy updo!

Step 2 Using your comb, leave 3-4 in of hair in the front your head and grab a layer of hair from the back of your head Step 1 Part your hair all the way down the middle

Step 4 Move that section to the front of your head and repeat Step 3 with the next two sections of your hair

Step 3 Take that section of hair and tease it with the smaller side of your comb

Step 5 Brush the teased sections to the back of your head

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Step 6 Leave a piece of hair on each side of your face as bangs

Step 7 Grab one half of your hair and pull it up high and far back on your head

Step 9 Then loop it around one more time

Step 8 Use your hair tie to twist the ponytail into a bun

Step 11 Pull pieces of hair a little bit for more volume Step 10 Once you have the first bun done, repeat steps 7-9 with the other side

Step 12 Pull at buns a little bit to give them more volume as well

Step 13 Secure the top and bottom of the buns with bobby pins

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Step 14 Pull at strands of hair in the bun to create a cute, messy look

And you're done!

Discover more amazing hair tutorials at wavemag.com

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utting on makeup is its own form of art, but Urban Decay just put a new spin on that idea with their latest collaboration. The brand took to Instagram to announce their latest collection, inspired by famed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The launch, which includes enough products to form an actual makeup vault, is called Urban Decay x Basquiat — and you’re going to want it immediately. For anyone not familiar with Basquiat’s prolific work, he began his career as a graffiti artist in New York, then became well-known in the ‘80s for his vibrant combinations of scribbled text and symbols

and aesthetic commentary on race and society. “Like Urban Decay, Basquiat was an outsider who challenged the status quo and used color in nontraditional ways,” the brand said in a statement. “From his informal graffiti work and the way he mixed mediums and colors to the way he spoke out against social injustice, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect fit for our brand.” The collection features 12 Basquiat-inspired products, with colors and names drawn directly from the artist’s work. There are two pigmented eyeshadow palettes, a blush/bronzer palette, three lipstick shades with names like “Abstract” and “Exhibition,”

Work of Art: The limited edition lipsticks feature canvas packaging

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and classic Urban Decay eye pencils in red, yellow, and blue that are meant to look like art pencils. The packaging is arguably even cooler than the products themselves. Each palette features some of Basquiat’s artwork, as do the accompanying cosmetics bags. The products range from $17 to $39 individually, but can also be purchased as a set in a $165 vault. TBD on when the collection will drop, but it will definitely sell out fast. We’ll be waiting!



“It’s hard to imagine a more perfect fit for our brand.” If you’re feeling a little worn-out from the usual YouTuber collabs, then this is the makeup buy for you. According to their social media announcement, Urban Decay created a beauty collection in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s honor. This is one nontraditional makeup selection that you’re guaranteed to love. How much is Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat, you ask? Breathe easy, because this is one work of art that you can actually afford.




The Vault 1// Gold Griot Eyeshadow Palette, $39 2// Tenant Eyeshadow Palette, $39 3// Gallery Blush Palette, $34 4// Lipsticks in Abstract, Epigram, and Exhibition, $17/each 5// 24/7 Glide-On Pencils in Post Punk, Anatomy, and Vivid, $20/each



While some brands are focused on peachy shades and new highlighters, Urban Decay is doing things a little differently. They’ve created an entire makeup collection based on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s artwork. Think everything from printed makeup bags to eyeshadow palettes. Sadly, this artist passed away in 1988, but his work is being brought back to life though the eight art-inspired products. The best part is that you can actually afford every single

“That was our goal - to create a palette that would inspire you to be artistic yourself.” item. The makeup bags range from $18 to $30, while the lipsticks and liners are in the $20 range. The most expensive items are the two eyeshadow palettes, which are $39 each. Considering that you’re getting way more than just makeup, I’d say this is a pretty great deal. You’re also able to buy the entire collection in bulk. The UD Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault has every single item and costs $165.

Artistry: Ruby Rose models for the collection and is a Basquiat fan





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