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Derek is wearing a tuxedo by Carmen Marc Valvo & a satin bow tie by Title of Work. Hair color by Denise Bolanowski for nine zero one salon. Mari is wearing a black and white ball skirt by OTT Dubai & a black stretch crop top by Franziska Fox Photo by Christopher Logan
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ZAYVER DESIGNS Jaw dropping jewelry
STYLE STRONGHOLD One of a kind pieces front and center.
CENTER STAGE International soul singer LIRA gives fall fashion a touch of soul
120 FINDING HERSELF IN COLORS Artist Christie Miga shares her new collection “En(grain)ed”
DARK PARISIAN COUTURE Designer Jeremy Bueno shares his fall 2015 collection
L A PA L M E M AGA ZIN E 06 Editor’s Letter 10 Transition to Fall 12 Soul of Denim 20 Bionic Yarn 22 Elegant Escape 36 Handbags 37 Bow and Arrow
38 Soulfully Radient 40 Style Parlor 46 Prive by Laurent D 56 Hair Trends 58 Makeup 60 Skincare 61 Bangstyle
70 Spaces 71 Karolyn Pho 72 Derek Warburton 75 Bright Baum 76 Shinola 78 Lady Torero 84 St. Pete Distillery
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86 The Brotherhood 106 92 Men’s Skincare 114 93 Beardcare 116 94 Men’s Haircare 126 96 Lone Wold 102 The Modern Male 104 Gregorii
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
N ew York Fashion Week here we come! For years I have watched iconic runway shows and dished on
my favorite collections and designers from behind a computer screen and now as I write this very letter I am planning what shows to cover, what brands and designers to interview, and of course what to wear! How exciting it is to be getting ready to fly to NYC and sit in those stark white chairs and watch next years fashions strutting down the runway? As a boy I have always dreamed of being at those shows and although I got a glimpse at New York fashion Week Menâ€™s this past July, I knew that nothing would compare to the major runway shows that are to come. As I send out our RSVP responses to PR companies and designers Iâ€™ve been imagining the collections we will see. What colors would Carolina Herrera be using? Or what prints would J-Crew work into their collection?
What are the trending colors and prints for next season? These collections are an inspiration to what we will be featuring in issues to come. I had to snap back to reality and get myself back to work to ensure I had a seat at these dream shows I anticipate attending. As September approaches, I began buying layers of clothing for the trip. I am a Dominican made but Florida raised kind of guy so anything under 70 degrees is Winter for Me. I am traveling up north so I had to be prepared! Maybe I over packed out of excitement or I just wanted to make sure I did not freeze on the street. I look forward to seeing as many amazing collections as I can and sharing them with all of you. I will also be doing special on location posts Live from NYFW!
Check out Lapalme Online for up to date show schedules and my behnd the scenes posts and interviews at www.lapalmemagazine.com From the beginning we have always self-distributed the magazine via a massive grass roots campaign. We pushing the magazine to seventeen cities in the United States and seven overseas, and a lot of great luxury hotel rooms. A month ago, we got the word that Lapalme Magazine would be distributed in stores nationwide. Our team is ecstatic with the future prospects that this is going to bring the Brand. The support for the magazine from photographers designers and our Readers has been amazing. We have a lot more in store for the brand and the refining of the magazine as we find our voice. As we embark into New York Fashion Week and the magazines national awareness, we are ready to embrace whatever comes our way. Bags packed, press passes emailed and itineraries set, letâ€™s make history! Thank you all for your Support! Luis Ayuso Editor In Chief
FALL 2015 CEO / PUBLISHER
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TRANSITION TO FALL
Alexander McQueen sunglasses available at saksfifthavenue.com $355
Article by: Morayma Makay
As we bid adieu to Summer and move into Fall it’s time to transition into the new colors and textures of the season…while still workin’ some of your fabulous summer pieces!
Givenchy Earrings available at luisaviaroma.com $1075
St. Laurent zip detail shift dress $2450 from The Webster available at farfetch.com
Chanel Cuff with CC signature stones $1775 available at chanel.com
Black Diamond Cuff $5200 from Thirteen31 available at thirteen31. com
Paula Cademartori ‘Alice’ leather bag available at Luisa Via Roma $2045. luisaviaroma.com
Paula Cademartori Warrior Lace Up Booties $1595 available at Moda Operandi modaoperandi.com $1595
Givenchy print button down shirt $825 available at farfetch.com Bottega Veneta sunglasses from Luis Via Roma luisaviaroma.com $609
Imperial blue skys surround model Axi Duxans as she shows off her independent side and basks in the hot Spanish sun. Alexander McQueen Stud-Skull Leather Backpack $2295 available at neimanmarcus.com
Burberry Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch $995 saksfifthavenue.com Fall’s rich colors and textures can be mixed in seamlessly with some of summer’s hot pieces that you may not be ready to give up yet. Chino shorts? Sure! LBD? Always! Just add in a few new Fall touches and you’re glam and ready for any occasion!
Burberry chino shorts available at farfetch.com $326
Jelt belt Classic black $29 available at jeltbelt.com
Marni Velcro shoe $780 available at farfetch.com
LOOKING DOWN (from left) Kenny is wearing denim jacket and jeans by G-Star, belt by jelt belt and sneakers by Gucci. Nik is in a lace bra by La Perla available at Journelle.com, plaid button down by BellaDahl, jeans from Sway and rhodium cuff with tassels by Thirteen31, belt by jelt belt available at jeltbelt.com, boots by MM6 available at Fisch for the Hip.
THREADED TOGETHER (Opposite page from left) Kenny is wearing leather jeans and denim button down by G-Star, boots by Martin Margiela. On Shauna G-Star denim jumper, vest with patches by Gasoline Glamour, rings and bangle with black diamond by Thirteen31, stilettos by Dolce & Gabbana available at fischforthehip. com. Monty is wearing a denim button down by G-Star, jeans by Mavi, sneakers by Converse and hat by Raw for the Oceans G-Star.
SOUL OF DENIM Photographer: Christopher Logan Fashion Director: Derek Warburton Models: Represented by Soul Artist Mgmt Monty Hooper, Nik Stewart, Shauna Bennett, Kenny Dean, Kenny Braasch Hair & Makeup: Walton Nunez for Hair Room Service using Davines Makeup: Bella Reina Photo Assistant: Michael Moser
DAZED IN DENIM Shauna is wearing a denim overall by G-Star, embellished vest with patches by Gasoline Glamour, bra by La Perla available at journelle. com chained wrist ring with gold and black diamond medallion by Thirteen31.
COMPLETE COMFORT On Kenny, Calvin Klein underwear with Denim & Supply by RL distressed jeans.
HAND IN HAND Nik is wearing a lace bra by La Perla available at Journelle.com, plaid button down, jeans from Sway and rhodium cuff with tassels by Thirteen31. On Kenny, denim button down and leather jeans by G-Star, underwear by Calvin Klein.
STAND ALONE STYLE Monty has on a denim linen button down by Matiere, jeans by Azul by Moussy and distressed boots by Martin Margiela.
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Kenny is wearing a denim button down by G-Star, jeans by Prps and a jelt belt.
Grace Under Pressure Nik is wearing a lace bodysuit by LaPerla available at Journelle, high-waisted denim shorts by Jose Duran, a gold bangle with black diamond solitare along with necklaces by Thirteen31.
SIDE DISH BIONIC YARN Fashion Meets Conservation with RAW for the Ocean. Article by: Morayma Makay
Itâ€™s impossible to ignore the ever increasing damage that pollution is doing to our waterways which is why the new G-Star RAW for the Ocean campaign is so poignant. This campaign takes garbage and plastic from bodies of water and recycles them into jeans and other garments. Items that are actually fashionable and very stylish! Plastic pollution is collected from the ocean, shredded into fibers, mixed with cotton, and turned into a brand new product called Bionic Yarn. The yarn is then used to weave and knit the fabric thatâ€™s used to make the jeans, shirts, jackets and sweaters in the RAW for the Ocean collection.
Every piece in the line features quotes from Pharrell Williams, who curates the collection, as well as water inspired prints and designs. The RAW for the Ocean collection is the perfect clothing line for those of us who want to look stylish as well as help give back to our planet. They truly allow you to look good and feel good. Find out more about G-Starâ€™s RAW for the Ocean Collection and buy your own unique garments at www.rawfortheoceans.g-star.com. Read all about Bionic Yarn at www.bionicyarn.com. All proceeds from sales of RAW for the Ocean pieces go towards raising money to promote ocean health, producing new garments, and continuing to pull plastic from our oceans.
FLORAL ILLUSION Starting with a neutral palette, she sets the tone for the day. Ready to embrace the people in this with cream flowers by Vivien V. She is meant to blend in and allow herself to observe a different lifestyle.
ELEGANT ESCAPE Florence bound. Bored with the aristocratic ways; this beauty left her home with a trunk full of her best dresses and an open mind. Photographer: Ale Alberti Model: Maria Belyaeva
BLACK BEAUTY In deep thought. Wondering how her family is dealing with her sudden departure. Wearing a dress by Giada Curci
LOOKING OUT A blush breeze cools her off as she looks onto Forence in this blush embroidered gown by Antonio Giulio.
ALL TORN UP Excited by the crowd, into the avant garde gown she goes. Gown by Antonio Giulio
ON THE MOVE Moving forward. With a new appreciation for life in her lace and tulle dress by Giada Curci
CURVED AND IN CONTROL After her escape to Florence, Shes ready to return home a new woman. Dress by Antonio Giulio
On The Rise
Bela Thacker of Zayver Designs Bela Thacker’s childhood in India was full of exposure to all things beautiful. Her mother and aunt were stylists and Bela often would go with them to visit the family gold and silversmiths. She’d watch as the designs that her elders made would come to life. This is how style, design and creativity became innate for her. For Bela, it was a natural progression to one day start her own jewelry company. Influenced by her childhood and her global travels, Bela started Zayver Jewels in 2011. Combining femininity and strength, Bela’s pieces are both stunning and inspirational and are the perfect accessory for any occasion. With the strong belief that inner beauty is as important as outer beauty, Bela and her company give a percentage of each sale to charity. This is truly jewelry that you can feel good about wearing! You can find the Zayver Jewels collection at www.zayverdesigns.com
Article By Morayma Makay Photographer Daniel Colvin Model Chiara Beatrice Brody
SAMI NECKLACE Brass with silver polish, Turquoise, Crystals
LIMITED EDITION Mixed metal choker $260
CATHY CUFF Brass with Gold and Rhodium Plating, Crystals $125
SEA NECKLACE Beautiful green pendant with quartz drops necklace Brass with Gold Polish, Agates, Quartz $165
OCEANA Blue Agate necklace $300
“I won’t waste time on feeling blue” OndadeMar One-Piece Hand-Embroidered Monokini Swimsuit $225 Available at Saksfifthave.com
Photographer: Djeneba Aduayom MUA: Simon Rihana Fashion Stylist: Ferriss Mason Hair: Lira
“I wanna wear a smile upon my face” Cool mint 1456 dress, price upon request Available at olena-dats.com Shoes ABBOT By GX By Gwen Stefani
FEEL GOOD FASHION Born in the Daveyton township in Johannesburg’s East Rand. Her name translates to “love” in Sesotho and she is sharing her lovely voice with the world. Lira is a multi-platinum selling and a 8x South African Music Awardwinning Afro-Soul vocalist, who refers to her music as “a fusion of soul, funk, -elements of jazz and African. She steps off stage to show us how to add soul and color to your fall wardrobe.
“I won’t waste time on things I cannot change” Orange blossom dress $660 a tribe called J.Loren” By J.Loren.
â€œ I wanna hear I love you every now and thenâ€? Pima Cotton draped dress. Silver plated choker and archived earrings.
“ I wanna hear the laughter of a child” Day dress by Sumahrie Collection Button up by J.Crew. Manolo Blahnik Suede D’orsday Pump Available at barneys.com
â€œI just wanna feel alive in every momentâ€? Hitting a high note not only on stage but in her personal style. We talk to Lira and she shares her experienees and plans for the future.
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By: D’mani DeVoe
OVERSIZED When you’re a fashionista on-the-go, it’s essential to have a eye-catching handbag that conveniently holds all of your belongings. Sometimes a dainty clutch is too small for all of our daily necessities, but no worries; Ralph Lauren, Moschino and Angelo Marani featured over-sized handbags in their collection, this way you never have to leave a necessity behind again!
BOX-SHAPE Last season we fell in love with bucket bags, but this season the minimalist esthetic is in and the perfect handbags to complete this esthetic are boxshaped handbags. This Fall expect to see handbags ranging from styles reminiscent of brief cases to simple four cornered clutches. Designers have even found a way to revive top-handle and crossbody styles in this handbag evolution. Dries Van Noten, Chanel, Lanvin and Proenza Schouler are just a few of the designers that featured these edgy handbags in their Fall/Winter collections.
Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Badgley Mischka and Christian Siriano are bringing a new meaning to ridicule this fall. Ridicule-style handbags are similar to clutches with their small and chic esthetic, but the placement of the chain makes these bags a lot more convenient and edgier than your everyday clutch. These bags are the perfect accessory for a chic cocktail dress for an evening out on the town!
BOW & ARROW
Over the decades, the t-shirt has cemented itself as an integral aspect of classic American style. As a versatile garment, it has become a virtual canvas for broad strokes of popular culture expression and high fashion statements alike. And within four short years, Bow & Arrow has managed to perfect the art of intersecting the two - attracting the attention of both national retail chains and celebrities alike. By embellishing soft, quality cotton blend tees with original and imaginative graphics, the brand has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the apparel industry. Established in 2011 by founder and CEO Peter Lee, Los Angeles-based label’s design sensibility embodies its East meets West ethos. Fusing elements of Western style and Eastern flair, their unique mens and womens designs adeptly illustrate their initiative of integrating a vast array of world cultures. Bow & Arrow’s maiden voyage in apparel commenced with The Bruce Lee Collection. With the objective to usher Bruce Lee into the 21st century in a fresh and dynamic way, Bow & Arrow cultivated a series of designs that frame him in contemporary pop culture settings. But resting on the power of Bruce Lee’s likeness as an easy mechanism to hock apparel. With that in mind, the collection’s flagship design, the Gung Fu Scratch tee, features Bruce Lee sporting designer shades accented with gold overlay and posturing behind a set of turntables. The shirt immediately struck a chord. Celebrities such as Will Smith, Nick Cannon, and Justin Bieber became early supporters of the label, sporting the Gung Fu Scratch tee at various high profile functions in Hollywood and beyond. Within the first year, more celebrities such as UFC president Dana White, Kevin Hart, Nelly, B.O.B, Joe Rogan, Nas, Ne-Yo, Stephan Curry, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rhonda Rousey, DJ Tiesto, Snoop Dogg, and Chad Ochocinco were photographed about town in the label’s various tees. The popularity of the Gung Fu Scratch tee has not subsided. Kevin Hart wore the shirt in an episode of his BET reality show Real Husbands Of Hollywood. The shirt was also prominently worn by Golden Globe winning actor and Bow & Arrow supporter Robert Downey, Jr. in one of 2015’s biggest box office smashes, Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Downey has since repeatedly and generously sung Bow & Arrow’s praises via his Facebook and Twitter accounts. The film star went as far as hosting a giveaway contest for the Gung Fu Scratch tee with his nearly 25 million Facebook followers. In the wake of the film’s success and Downey’s social media exaltations, Bow & Arrow’s production has increased exponentially as the demand for the tee has spiked. The Gung Fu Scratch shirt has skyrocketed overnight as one of Urban Outfitters’ top selling items. Your can follow Bow and Arrow @bownarrow78 Or www.bna78.com
By: Djeneba Aduayom
Elegant. Soulful. Radiant. Few words come close to describing the rich, silky sound of South Africa’s preeminent female vocalist of the 21st century, LIRA. Widely regarded as one of South Africa’s top adult contemporary artist, LIRA has racked up an impressive series of achievements since launching her musical career nearly a decade ago, blazing a trail of accomplishments that few artists in the history of the continent can lay claim to like releasing the first blu-ray, gracing the covers of an infinite number of fashion and lifestyle magazine and maintaining the largest Facebook following of any South African musician, with over half a million fans. Her flawless dossier boasts a multitude of accolades and nominations from South African Music Awards, MTV Africa Awards, BET Awards, Channel O Awards and MOBO Awards as well as Glamour Magazine South Africa’s “Woman of the Year” all of which have left an indelible impression on Africa-at-large. LIRA is already a beloved superstar in her homeland, now with Rise Again the charismatic songbird is ready to introduce international ears to her elegantly yet earthy Afro-Soul; an urbane,
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sophisticated genre described as “a fusion of soul music, elements of jazz, funk, and African languages.” Global media outlets have been taking notice, with Essence Magazine naming LIRA one of “Five Unique Artists Set to Change Music in 2012” and L’Uomo Vogue spotlighting her in their Re-Branding Africa issue.
Reared on a steady diet of American soul luminaries LIRA’s music is a glowing testament to her immense growth, eschewing despair for lyrics replete with hope, love, and a profound sense of interconnectedness. One listen to Rise Again will confirm why LIRA has been embraced in a world as harsh as South Africa. The multi-lingual young artist’s distinctive, effervescent song craft combines breezy melodicism, irresistible rhythmic drive and uplifting, personally-charged lyrics that allow such memorable tunes as “Feel Good,” “Believer,” “Ixesha” and “Phakade” —to fulfill her goal of making music that’s “beautiful, uplifting, empowering and celebratory.” Rise Again—whose songs are drawn from LIRA’s massively popular South African catalogue —offers a persuasive testament to the human spirit’s ability to transcend in the face of obstacles and seemingly insurmountable odds, and her confident and vibrant, inspired performances bring the songs’ upbeat lyrical sentiments to life.
While LIRA’s music reflects her abiding love for such seminal influences as Miriam Makeba, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, and sits comfortably alongside the contemporary work of such performers as Sade, Maxwell and Lizz Wright, but LIRA’s singular voice and deeply personal perspective make her a one-of-a-kind recording artist, as well as a top-flight concert attraction. As part of a new cadre of African artists making waves stateside such as K’Naan, Nneka, and D’Banj, LIRA sees herself as an ambassador of the new Africa: a land where, despite a recent history filled with obstacles, a future brimming with infinite possibilities lies. LIRA feels that this pressure to thrive outside of convention has bred a unique brand of ingenuity that will propel her and her fellow artists to the world stage. “We’re proud of being African, but there’s also a desire to be a part of the world. Part of the way we can raise the consciousness back home is when people see us rise on the world stage. We don’t do it for the individual, we do it for the entire group.” About LIRA: Growing up in the Daveyton township in Johannesburg’s East Rand, LIRA’s world was shaped by the harsh realities of South Africa’s formerly ubiquitous racial and socioeconomic arbiter: apartheid. However, the sociopolitical constraints leveled at her generation did little to inhibit the urbane aspirations and dampen their resilient spirit of transcendence. “In South Africa, we became very integrated with not only other black cultures, but people of all backgrounds. This made us thirsty to integrate into the world. My generation was the first to break free of our mental limitations and physical boundaries and set ourselves free in a true sense. It celebrates the human spirit, which can never be caged completely. A person can put you in a cage and hurt you, but they can’t touch your spirit and your mind. It’s celebrating those freedoms.” In 2003 LIRA’s debut album All My Love earned the grand distinction of dethroning an international superstar from the top spot, the title track knocked Beyonce’s “Dangerously in Love” off the #1 position on South African charts, marking the first time in history a local song had been played as frequently. LIRA went on to release three more platinum selling albums including Feel Good (2006), Soul in Mind (2008) and Return to
Love (2011) while the title track to her debut album “Feel Good” officially became the first music video from a South African artist featured on VH-1. In 2010, LIRA joined Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, K’Naan and John Legend at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert to perform a rousing rendition of Miriam Makeba’s crossover classic “Pata Pata.” Soon after, she was selected to perform as part of former South African president Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday celebration telecast. Her performance of the popular Labi Siffre anti-apartheid tune and Mandela favorite “(Something Inside) So Strong” with the Soweto Spiritual Singers proved to be one of the most stunning live vocal performances in her career to date.
Photography-Jorge Rivas Creative Direction-Jorge Luis Make up-Keke Cifferello for Tom Ford Hair Extensions-Hair Art Hair Extensions Make up by Dillon Pe単a for Wilhelmina artist Designers-Ines Di Santo, Son Jung Wan Model-Lexie,New York Model Management Model-Sydney fine for New York models Hair by-Laurent Dufourg / Jorge Luis for Prive Products
RINSE AND REPEAT Glitter goes great on your eyes AND shimmering down your dress! Combine the two for a memorable fall ensemble.
ROLLED AND READY Volume and texture are Fallâ€™s best friend! Grab your gold clutch and a vibrant colored cocktail dress and the town is sure to be all yourâ€™s!
SITTING IN SEQUIN Testing the limit, this high slit party dress pairs perfectly with a strong hair style and a great pair of shoes.
ELEVATOR PLEASE Ready to go. Plunging necklines and fuller skirts are making these fall fashions something to remember.
SPACES Prive by Laurent D Laurent Dufourg has been a leader in the Haircare Industry for over thirty years. The spry and witty 65 year old hairstylist to the stars has just opened his newest Salon in the Luxurious Sherry Netherland Hotel on 5th Avenue. We stopped by to see the new Prive by Laurent D Salon and have a few words with the man himself. Interview by: Kevin LaPalme
LM: What drew you to styling so many years ago? LD: When I was sixteen and in a band I wanted a new drum set so I got a summer job shampooing where my mom got her hair done every Saturday, I fell in love with the industry. LM: What is it that keeps you attracted to it? LD: Meeting new people and being creative.
LM: What keeps things fresh and exciting for you?
LD: Our education mixes old-school learning with the latest trends. Our academy is centered on current looks—such as men’s grooming, pin-up style, and signature cutting and styling classes based on Laurent’s own techniques—while our in-salon curriculum follows a traditional apprenticeship program. With this, stylists get hands-on experience by assisting senior stylists while honing their skills in the looks that are all the rage right now.
LD: To work with young and talented people and to learn from them.
LM: What makes this salon different from your others?
LM: What challenges do you think you still face?
LD: We have a much smaller staff. Being located inside the beautiful Sherry- Netherland building associated with both the famous Cipriani restaurant and “Double” the most private socialite club which make it chic and trendy at the same time.
LM: After all the years of Being in the business, do you ever feel jaded by it? LD: Not at all, no. I am still very passionate for it.
LD: Finding a great staff. LM: The Hair, the Fashion it’s the total package that makes the presentation work- who are some of your favorite designers to style for? LD: I love to work for Son Jung Wan. I would love to work for the also talented Yohji Yamamoto.
Photography: Jeff Rojas
LM: Can you tell me more abou your concept of the Modern Salon and what that looks like for the Prive Academy when designing the curriculum for the next generation?
LM: When designing your spaces, do you have a certain aesthetic in mind before your begin or do you just go on instinct? LD: Very modern and functional using timeless material.
LM: Why the name change for the salon?
bringing on someone new?
LD: I’ve always believed that one should only sign their name to something they’re proud of. Throughout the years, I’ve always sought to make my salons better and better, but now I’ve taken everything I’ve learned and found the perfect formula for a salon- so I’m finally ready to put my name on it.
LD: Somebody better than me.
LM: Of all your favorite products, which is your go- to?
LM: What is next for Laurent D?
LD: The Finishing Texture Spray. LM: What was the impetus for Concept Vert? LD: Creating something safe for the environment. LM: You have surrounded yourself by the best Stylists in this business, what is your criteria when
LM: Do you have any criteria for clientele also? Who is your ideal client? LD: No criteria for clientele. My clientele goes from an 18 year old model to a 60 year old socialite.
LD: Staying connected to the industry and create innovative new PRIVE products and expanding the PRIVE education culture. You can visit the space at 781 5th Ave New York, NY 10022 b/t 59th St & 60th St (212) 308-7100
Photography: Jeff Rojas
Photography: Jeff Rojas
Photo credit: Getty Images
STYLE STRONGHOLD Ruling over one of a kind pieces isn’t easy, but this couture loving queen does it gracefully. Obsessed with textures and living on the edge with the tallest shoes possible. Photographer: Sean O’toole Model: Sydney Brooke McLeod Modeling Agency: BMG NY All wardrobe provided by: Patrice Goodluck Shoes provided by: John Ashford Hair and Makeup by: Steven Story Stylist: Andrew Mitchell Photography Assistant: Roland Lugo Set Designer: Ash Sharma Location provided by: Christie’s International Real Estate
OVERSEEING IT ALL Looking out over her collection of one of a kind pieces she feels joy and ambition for more.
ALL THAT GLITTERS Our queen enters her lilac haven to make it sparkle and shine.
MARBLE DAISY Lounging under her hand carved Italian marble fireplace.
CLOSE UP REACH Stepping in and strapping up in one of a kind wedges is a welcomed challenge.
CAUGHT OFF GUARD Standing tall our queens couture is barely there.
STAIRWAY TO STYLE Our queen rests on one of a kind iron work. Her wardrobe is couture it is only natural that her home would be as well.
Article By Steven Story
TWICE THE EASE GET BANDED ADORN ME PLEASE ALL KNOTTED UP Textured and tattered, the knot has replaced the ever-popular bun of last season. This low-maintenance hairstyle can look edgy or elegant and is perfect for using hair accessories of all kinds. With a little creativity you can use the hair knot for almost any occasion. To achieve the above look and more, prep the hair with texturizing products like: Oribe Dry Texturing Hair Spray and have fun with your knot! Accessorize away and make it your own.
From minimalist to high-fashion, headbands are a popular hair accessory this season. No matter your personal style, headbands are the perfect option when you want a low-maintenance way to keep your hair off your face while still looking fashionable. Generally considered a classic or preppy look, designers today are adding more unique textures, glitz, and pop to your classic cotton headband.
BACK TO BASICS THE PONY Long hair beware. The modern pony tail is taking over this fall but with a twist. Ponytails are popping up with new exciting hair accessories and added texture. Whether waist-grazing, asymmetrical or side-swept at the nape, the Ponytail has to be the most versatile style of the season. Achieve these looks with a flat iron and smoothing products.
SMOOTH SKILLS Going into fall we all want to tame our rebelious summer locks. Bain Oleo-Relax daily smoothing shampoo does the trick. Great for intense manageability and softness for dry, unruly hair. Bain Leaves your hair soft and supple with weightless nourishment and conditioning long lasting anti-frizz control and also improves de-tangling. Perfect for that slick pony tail. Available at kerastase-usa.com $40
Pyramid Stud Gilded Headband. nordstrom.com $68
Leather twist knot ponytail accessory from Tanya Taylor $28
Shake it up for fall. Oribe signature complex defends hair from oxidative stress and the loss of natural keratin. It also protects your fabulous fall hair from drying, and color-depletion. Infused with kiwi and passion flower extracts that help maintain moisture balance and protect your hair. Great for adding texture to your knot style. Available at neimanmarcus.com $42
L.Erickson ‘Mid’ Silk Charmeuse Wrapped Headband Available at nordstrom.com $48
FALL ROCKS One last wave. Hang on to that beachy hair under your favorite head band this fall and play with two trends at once! Rockaway salt spray adds volume to hair, leaving it rough and sexy. Spray Rockaway in the places where you want more volume and texture. Infused with Cranesbill, this ingredient swells the hair shaft and volumizes the hair for just enough “umph” Available at neimanmarcus.com $25 Article By Steven Story
Classic and Ornate. Dress up any look by adding a hair pin, but dont be affraid to wear just one! By Dolce and Gabbana.
Article By Morayma Makay
FLIP OF THE SWITCH KISS OF DARKNESS HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU ACCENTUATED EYES Here’s how to get a fabulous runway beauty look without breaking the bank. We’ve even added in a little splurge, because why not? From the runways of Thierry Mugler to Proenza Schouler, Roberto Cavalli to Fendi, and almost everyone in between the HAUTE makeup look for Fall 2015 is chic and clean, with a focus on gorgeous eyeliner accentuated eyes!
Bella Reina’s Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen for perfectly long lasting, non-smudging lines. $16
SMOKE STACKS THE GOOD SMOKE Fall calls for a good sultry smoky eye. Try the new Urban Decay Naked smoky palette. Featuring 12 sultry smoky eye shades, with all the essentials needed to create the perfect neutral smoky eye. It has a double-ended brush, and a detailed look book for instructions and inspiration. The fall friendly shadows range from warm bronzes and dimensional grays to rich browns, gorgeous taupes, and a deep black. From mattes and satins to shades with sparkle. You really cannot go wrong with this palette. Available at sephora.com $54
The darker the lip the sweeter the kiss. Try a new visual interest by darkening your lip color. These fabulous cosmetics work together beautifully to have you looking runway ready no matter what the occasion. Get gorgeous!
MAC’s Lipsticks in Darkside, Instigator, Smoked Purple.
BEAUTY BANG Splurge a little with La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Cream Blush for a perfectly subtle amount of color with the added benefit of skin rejuvenation. Find it at saksfifthavenue.com $70
Burberry’s Wet & Dry Silk Eyeshadow in No. 103 Almond for the perfect touch of fall color. Available at Nordstrom shop.nordstrom.com $29
NUDE CARAT Yves San Laurent’s Gloss Volupte in Nude Carat for the perfectly bare yet dewy lips. Available at Bloomingdale’s.com$32
D’ombre luminous shadow. An innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony allows it to be worn as an eyeshadow or eyeliner. Includes a specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for the unique formula. Available at chanel.com $36
Bella Reina’s High Definition Hypolallergenic Mascara for long, healthy, defined eyelashes. Find it at mibellareina.com $19
Estee Lauder’s After Hours Slim Compact Pressed Powder for just the right amount of shine control while still looking natural. Available at saksfifthavenue. com $39
BEAUTYSKINCARE FALL BACK
Article By Steven Story
Time isn’t the only thing that has to fall back, we all have to fall back into our non “vacation mode” routines and that begins with our fixing any summer time skincare no-no’s. So while you sleep try Enlighten Even Effect Skin-tone Corrector. Helps ease the cycle of irritation that leads to hyperpigmentation and dark spots. The visible effects of irritation from pollution are greatly reduced. Available at esteelauder.com $40
3 STEPS TO LIFT OFF This new super serum will keep your fall face flawless. Clinique’s Sculptwear Lift and Contour Serum for Face and Neck targets three zones of the face: 1.Firming and sculpting cheeks for a more defined and contoured appearance. 2. Visibly tightening, toning the jawline. 3. Reducing the appearances of lines and wrinkles in the neck. Sculptwear Lift and Contour Serum for Face and Neck is available exclusively at Bloomingdales Clinique counters beginning September 2015 $29-$82
KEEP IT GLOWING Can’t let go of that summer tan look? Well Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster by Clarins gives you as long as you want to look naturally touched by the sun. It instantly warms your complexion with a sunkissed glow. Its formula is designed to give you even color distribution for a tan that looks completely natural. So you can keep your summer glow as long as you feel is appropriate. Available at shop.nordstrom.com $30
SHOWCASE We have partnered with BANGSTYLE.COM to bring you hair trends and style inspiration from the talented artists who create them. This Fall, we continue to watch the Men’s Hair category evolve to include more hairstyling with new trends emerging! Here are a few of our favorite images....
BRAIDS & MAN BUN
Hair: Paul Pereira Make Up: Paul Langill Photo: Mathew Guido
Hair: Mary Alamine Hair: Susan Ford Grooming: Joey Claeyssen Make-Up: Veronica Mareira Styling: EL Pappas Styling: Kristin Souvigny Photo: Daniel Knott Photo: Barry “Boz” Ford Salon: Royals Hair & Beauty Model: Jack Patton
Hair: Joe Ribera (Visare Hair Studio) Make Up: Lianne Claire Photo: Simon Everiss
JUMPING IN (from left) Cece: short sleeve jacket and suede jogger by Georgine, shoe by Christian Louboutin available at Fisch for the Hip. On Derek: Suit by Krammer and Stoudt available at Krammerstoudt.com. Button down by Carmen Marc Valvo, shoe by Balenciaga and fox fur by Helen Yarmak. On Mari: Suede dress by Georgine, earrings by Zayver Designs and shoe by Alexander Wang available at Fish for the Hip.
HEAD TURNER Cece is wearing a peach skirt and crop top by Forever Unique, pearl and gold earrings by Zayver Designs & peach fox fur by Helen Yarmak, call for appointment (212) 245 0777.
IN THE SWING OF THINGS Photographer: Christopher Logan Models: Cece Yost @ Wilhelmina Models Mari eve @ Montage models Style director: Derek Warburton Hair: Walton Nunez for Hair Room Service using Davines Makeup: Dillon Pena @ Artist Wilhelmina using Nars Cosmetic radiant creamy concealer, all day weightless foundation Bella Reina liquid vegan eye liner Asst: Felipe Pereira
HANG ON TIGHT Mari is wearing a forest green leather dress by Georgine available at georgine.com. Fur biker jacket by Helen Yarmak and Resin with stone earrings by Zayver Designs.
SOLITARY DANCING Cece is wearing an embellished vest and floral skirt by OTT Dubai, red metallic pumps by Dolce & Gabbana available at Fisch for the Hip and a gold and agate bracelet by Zayver Designs available at zayverdesigns.com
SWINGING AWAY On Cece: sequin and mesh dress by Cheng Huai Chuang and shoe by Jimmy Choo. Derek is wearing satin printed tuxedo jacket, pant and shirt by Carmen Marc Valvo and a bow tie by Title of Work available at titleofwork.com. shoes by Balenciaga.
GOSSIP QUEENS On Cece: brown suede jogger and short sleeved zip by Georgine and gold with agate cuff by Zayver Designs. Mari is wearing brown suede dress by Georgine and chandelier earrings in crystal by Zayver Designs.
CRYSTAL BUNNY Mari is wearing a lace and Swarovski crystal head piece by Gasoline Glamour available at gasolineglamour.com
DARK QUEEN Cece is wearing black stretch knit dress by Forever Unique and a black metal crown by Gasoline Glamour.
SPACES Think Outside the Box to Glam Up Your Home! Fornasetti magazine rack from The Webster $1299
Fornasetti scented candle from The Webster $454 Altreforme Nuvola mirror from Luisa Via Roma $3149 Venini Murana Glass vase from Luisa Via Roma $3590
Whether you’re moving to a new space, or just want to spice up one room in your Zanotta coat rack from current home, we have Luisa Via Roma for $916 some fabulous and unique items that will make any home look perfectly amazing. Your home can be a fashion statement and a conversation starter…just as much as your wardrobe is! Thinking outside of the box and finding unique pieces of décor for your home lets you really personalize and glamourize your living space. What’s not to love about that?
Hermes throw pillow from Hermes 2 for $2125
ETRO ottoman pouf from Luisa Via Roma for $955
Burberry leather picture frame from Burberry for $525
Article By Morayma Makay
On The Rise By: Beth Hitchcock
STANDARD by KAROLYN PHO There are certain people who can only be described cool-- and Karolyn Pho is that girl. Starting in the business as a stylist for films and music videos before launching her eponymous line in 2012 Pho, who designs for like-minded cool girls similar to herself, has mastered the art of understated minimalism. She is known for her youthful avant garde designs that appeal to even the most minimal of tastes. Her subtly edgy simplicity produces basics that speak volumes.
Most recently she has tackled the simplest yet hardest piece to find, the perfect white T, with her new line Standard. Let me tell you, the struggle is real, the most basic items are the hardest to master. In Pho’s own words “Standard descends from the Universal obsession with finding and wearing the perfect white tee shirt. It’s a collection of tailored wardrobe essentials that are equally relevant to both man and woman”. What sets her apart from other designers, is her ability to harness inspiration from herself. She stands by what she designs, and is often caught wearing her own pieces. Pho’s friends have always inspired her creative energy. She partnered with photographer Alejandra Sabillon, to shoot her friends in their natural uninhibited habitats. These are those cool, artsy people, that anyone can find inspiration through. Everyone from musicians, chefs and bloggers show how they rock that perfect white tee, in the Standard fashion journal. It’s not just perfectly worn tees, you can also expect things like denim pleated trousers, casual outerwear and cozy sweaters. Look out for the effortlessly chic line, Standard, this Fall. www.karolynpho.com
THE CONVERSATION PIECE The Celebrity, stylist
Derek Warburton Tv personality and celebrity style guru Derek Warburton, aka. Derek Fabulous, has been a staple within the fashion industry for more than a decade. He has brought his irreverent humor and impeccable style to such entertainers as Jessica Alba and Beyonceâ€™ as well as his appearances on the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of New York City and Style Network. Derek has been featured in The New York Times, InTouch, The Daily Mail, and on Night Line. With hundreds of television appearances under his belt and his new life in Los Angeles Derek walks me through what it takes to become the Fabulous, Mr Warburton. By: Luis Ayuso LM: You grew up in New Hampshire, do you think your upbringing provided an impetus to break out of the mold, eventually honing your talents as a stylist and fashion icon? DW: Growing up in a small town and being from the middle of nowhere definitely made a huge difference in my life. My parents divorced when i was ten and my mother moved me away from New Hampshire. We lived in Florida. It was very tough, we were homeless, victim of a forest fire, you name it. All of those factors have driven me to become successful. When you are faced with those kind of obstacles at such a young age, you have to make a decision... grow or retract. I was always in love with fashion and entertainment. It became my passion. Which then became my career. Which still drives me on. When you have been through so much in your life and at such a young age, failure is no longer a fear. You have fallen down and know how to pick yourself back up, brush yourself off and keep going. Whatâ€™s the worse that can happen? It already has. LM: Are there any family members that you feel directly influenced your work ethic and style? DW: Definitely my grandmother was a huge influence. When I was very young my family owned a bus company. My job even at 7 years old was to sweep the buses every Saturday morning. Obviously, I was awful at it but I earned $5 for every bus I swept so I could go shopping in the afternoon. I went to school with a new wardrobe every week. Later on, when my grandparents lost their business and my grandmother went back to work she was doing windows and dressing mannequins. She always had a flair for style and decor. She died when I was in my twenties. To this day I was so happy that she was able to see me acquire some success. She was proud.
LM: You are one of the hardest working and most connected stylists I’ve ever seen in action. How do you keep that energy up and what’s your strategy in dealing with publicists and managers? DW: If you are not a people person this is not the business for you. GET OUT! It is also not a business for the sensitive. I love making other people happy. I also have endless energy. I always have. I think part of the reason i am successful is because I love publicists and i appreciate what they do. I have had publicists for years and I realized I am definitely my own best publicist. When I speak at schools I always tell the students to take marketing classes. When you have a clear brand it helps you maneuver through this crazy business. Also, make friends with management and the publicists. They matter more than the talent. The right connector can bring many more opportunities
receptive to your styling tips and advice? DW: I think over the years I have had many r elationships with different clients but I think the one that just said “help” was supermodel/actress Irina Shayk. She was really trying to cross over in the US but she was a superstar in Europe, which is a much different beast. She literally called and said help me!. We laughed about it later as she was on best dressed list. LM: Being an integral part of the fashion and style scene, what would you say is missing from the fashion world that can be easily added? DW: I think that the scene has been very insular for so long, but that is changing. Gone are the days of endless budgets. The industry has had to expand. Open a copy of Vogue. There are groups of ads now that 10 years ago wouldn’t have been even
LM: Building your career dressing other people, who shaped your style views when your career as a stylist was just beginning? DW: I never really had anyone per se that helped me develop my brand of styling. It was trial and error. What did help is that when I graduated high school I took a year off and went to work for the Limited at the Fox Run Mall in Portsmouth NH. When they didn’t have enough hours for me I would drive another hour and a half away to work at another store. When I got into college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC I transferred to the Madison avenue location and I started working with so many celebrities that would just be shopping. That helped me tremendously. In that store is really where I learned the concept of high/low. We would mix Armani suits with the less expensive underpinnings. That is still the way I work to this day. LM: Derek Fabulous, attending the most prestigious events, what is the most exciting part of the job? DW: For me events are a huge part of my job! I get more business by being seen or meet and greets than I do from my actual work. That used to upset me, but now, it’s become a huge part of my brand. For many stylists its more about becoming friends and that bond is how you get your clients comfortable. That comfort creates trust and the trust turns into pivotal style moments, especially on the red carpet. LM: What celebrity do you think has been the most
Derek and his team in the studio
a contender because they were considered too lowbrow. The walls of fashion are widening because the masses have the money. Its not so exclusive anymore. LM: Which of your collaborations with other has sparked the most passion from you? DW: I think the collaboration that is the closest to my heart is with Bottomless Closet. They are an organization in NYC that works with underprivileged women. I started a program there called “How to be Derek Fabulous”. My team of volunteers and I have worked with over one thousand women over the years helping them get clothes to go back to work, along with love and self esteem training. In 2012 I produced the “ Real Fashion Real Women��� show. The show officially closed fashion week on
the fashion calendar. The women from Bottomless Closet walked in the show wearing designer gowns donated by Nicole Miller, Marchesa, Badgley Mischka among others. CBS news named it the most important show of fashion week and it was covered by E!, The Daily Mail, Us Weekly, you name it! It was a special moment in my life and career. LM: Always being on the road, is there a place you find most sacred to you and why? DW: I love this question because my mom and I always talk about this. There is a little town in Maine that i have been going to every summer since I was 20 years old called, Ogunquit. I read somewhere that was named the closest replica to a European village in the US. I agree with that article and I rent a lil cottage there. Even in the hard times I would find the money to go every summer. Even now with as little downtime I still find a way to get up there. LM: I know you have assisted in some major social campaigns, “It gets better” and you have been a major force in the Anti-bullying movement, did you bring past personal experiences to the cause? DW: Anti-bullying is a major part of my life because I survived it. Years ago when the “It gets better” campaign started i desperately wanted to be apart of it. My team reached out to Dan Savage, the founder of the organization to strike a deal for me to spearhead the campaign during fashion week. We signed a written deal for me to host the “ Derek Fabulous, It Gets Better Campaign”. I rented a suite in the Empire Hotel across the street from Lincoln Center and set up a salon along with a video booth and photo studio. The support was astounding. The CFDA ( council of fashion designers of america) spread the word amongst the industry and Hearst publications leaned massive support. We were featured in Marie Claire, The NY Post and videos were made with Gabrielle Union, Eve, Isaac Mizrahi, Alexis Bittar, Miss Jay, plus the editors in chief of Seventeen and Marie Claire.
“The walls of fashion are widening, Its not so exclusive anymore.” LM: Why get involved in those movements? DW: I get involved in these movements because I have discovered a power inside of myself that I need to tell my story and defend the ones living with the same story. If you forget where you came from you will never know where you are going. LM: What celebrities are on your wish list to style for? DW: My celeb wish list is pretty short. I would love to work with Keira Knightley and Kate Blanchett. I would also love to work with Beyonce again.... I just love her... LM: Will there ever be a Derek Fabulous Line or Collection in the near future? Home goods? television show? Do you envision a Derek Warburton Empire? DW: The Derek Warburton empire has been in the works for a while now. Television is a huge part of that future along with my branding company, Visionary Creative Group. I started VCG in May and we are already creating major results for our clients. I love working with brands and helping them develop to another level. Now I get to do it on a larger scale. It’s all very exciting. Do what you love and everything else will fall into place.” Connect with Derek at: @derekwarburton www.instafabulous.com
DESIGN Bright Illuminating Baum Nature Behind the beauty of nature, there are always strong elemental forces that follow. Bright Baum dominates in authenticity as well as durability, leaving no room for competition. Their artificial trees are so realistic and awesomely breathtaking because they strive to break the boundaries of beauty and creativity. Each tree is hand-made and hand painted, hand crafted from scratch. Each LED tree is sculpted with the care and the attention to detail only the human eye can have, replicating nature straight from its roots! Bright Baum artificial LED trees make great landscape and interior accents. Imparting beauty and an enthralling ambiance, These trees are the perfect complement at special events to make them even more memorable. Bright Baum trees have been embraced by interior designers, set designers and celebrities alike. Entertainer Jamie Foxx recently featured the Ginko Tree in his latest music Video â€œYou changed meâ€? To take a look at the many unique LED trees that Bright Baum has to offer visit: www.brightbaum.com
MODERN VINTAGE DETROIT, NOT JUST HISTORY, A FUTURE The Shinola story is a love story about Detroit. Placing their headquarters on the fifth floor of the former General Motors Argonaut research building, former chairman and chief executive of Fossil, Tom Kartsotis associated the authentic American Made moniker with the artisian brand and the history laden motor city. When the company was searching for a name, someone made a joke about not knowing you know what from Shinola, and Kartsotis ran with it. Shinola is a brand built on America and the luxury-goods brand has ventured into manufactuing watches, bikes, leather goods, pet toys and also shoe polish. Shinola, which released its first watches in 2013 has started manufacturing the defunct shoe polish brand which stopped production back in the 1960’s. The Shinola brand of shoe polish now sells in stores and online. In a mere couple years, Shinola has become a marketing juggernaut. The luxury brand now sells its products in some very lux spots: New York’s Tribeca, London’s Soho, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Abu Dhabi, the cult Parisian store Colette, and high end stores nationwide. The secret to Shinola’s success is creating goods that appear vintage but beneath the surface are very modern. Even the company headquarters are designed in dark wood, vintage furniture and frosted-glass doors to resemble a 1940’s movie set. Shinola is a story of the american dream, marketing Detroit, marketing America, and lifting the poverty stricken culture of the once great city.
www.shinola.com Article by: Kevin LaPalme
PASSING DARKNESS Looking over her family, reality sets in, soon she will be performing the dangerous dance. Brief by Chantelle $48 Blouse by Alexander McQueen $1295 Belt by Suzi Roher Accessories $215
LADY TORERO Loss looks good. After loosing her lover in a bullfighting accident, The lady of the house takes over to lead her royal entourage in the art of bullfighting. Photographer : Michael Giragosian Model: Sarah Treviso - Modern Muse Models Wardrobe Stylist: Tammara Kholer Fused Fashion Hair Stylist: Angel Cardona Makeup Artist: Alan Almada for Prive Salon Stylist Intern: Katelyn Huffman Location: Capa Steakhouse & Bar - Four Seasons Resort Orlando
STRETCH IN STYLE With a heavy heart the Lady Torero stretches her limbs in preperation. Bolero by Arkis Ag $3,99 Black Pleated Skirt by St John Company $1,195 Earrings by Oscar DeLa Renta LLC $395 Boots by Valentino USA LLC Boots $1,695
WARM UP LAP Running in a red cape dress Tadashi Shoji $310 Earrings by Oscar De La Renta LLC $395 Shawl by Alexander McQueen $470
SUIT OF LIGHTS Proudly stands honoably next to the late Toreadorâ€™s Traje de luces. Long Sleeve Blouse by Roberto Cavalli $1,670 Lace panel Pants by Stella McCartney $1,365 Fur Jacket: Vince $.1,995 Black/Gold Earrings by Oscar De La Renta LLC $395
FIGHTING STANCE Ready to shine. Pulse racing, excitement flowing. Doors open up and shes off to defend her familys honor. Dress by Basic Black Label D&I Fashion Group $460 Blouse by Donna Karan $850 Earrings by Oscar De La Renta LLC $395 Boots by Valentino $1,695 Cape by Wolf Industries $275
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By: Francesca Greenwood
South Beach Miami is known for it’s sandy white beaches, beautiful people and its nightlife. Visitors can be seen sipping cocktails along the catwalk known as Ocean Drive where most clubs are open til 5 am. South Beach has always been the party place to go but there is a new rival that is slowly taking over as the “Hip and Trendy” place to be and be seen; it too offers all the beauty of top rated beaches, gorgeous people and some of the best cocktails in town where the nightlife never seems to end; welcome to St Petersburg, FL St Petersburg is home to many microbreweries and now boasts a new artisan distillery that is home to “Old St Pete” product line of High End craft spirits including Vodka, Gin, Run, Whiskey and Orange Liquer; overseeing this line of “spirits” is director of product development Daniel Unhammar. LaPalme Magazine, recently sat down with Udhammer for an interview. Originally from London, and living in NY when he was offered an opportunity to come work for the distillery here is what Udhammer had to say about the distillery, his role and the future of “Old St Pete”. LM: You were living in NY when you were given the opportunity to become part of the distillery correct ? How did that come to pass? DU: Yes, I was the director of the global trade & education team for an artisianal brand out of Europe that was reintroduced to the North American Market with huge success. I’ve always had a love for St. Petersburg and seeing the growth and possibilities here funny how it works as I was then approached to help build and develop a portfolio of crafted spirits for St. Petersburg Distillery.
LM: Tell us about the “Old St Pete” product line and what separates them from their traditional counterparts? I understand that the ingredients are all locally grown and infused into the products ? DU: Old St. Pete is our flagship line of small batch pot distilled craft spirits. Truly hand crafted bearing the name of our hometown with pride of our heritage and history. Our St. Pete spirits features our Old St. Pete Topical gin, artisanal vodka, sweet corn whiskey and Righteous rum & spice. The Tropical Gin uses 13 carefully selected botanicals as well as Florida lemon, orange and pink grapefruit. We are one of 2 gins in the world that uses the entire fruit peel & all. Our sweet corn whiskey is a union of a 7 year old corn whiskey from the heartland of America married with our own Pot distilled Florida sweet corn whiskey. Our exquisite vodka is crafted with the finest Pot distilled rye and wheat creating an elegant full bodied taste and finish. It was recently awarded Double Gold and best in show at the 72nd annual WSWA (wine and spirit wholesalers of america) convention hosted in Orlando, Florida. Righteous Rum & spice was created to be a full-bodied rum, in which we pot distilled local molasses and then infused it with real cinnamon sticks, vanilla, nutmeg and local honey. LM: As director of product development tell us what your role entails; and do you have a personal favorite product from the line ? DU: I’m very passionate about marketing and heritage so creating an individual look, feel & story to each brand is key. I work closely with the master distiller and production team in creating spirits of excellence that have a local feel with a global vision. Even the boxes we ship our bottles in tell a story of St. Petersburg and the history of Florida. For example, our Whiskey box proudly bares a vintage image of downtown St. Petersburg in the early 1900’s. Many of the fine wine & liquor stores proudly use
DU: We are focusing on building the brands locally first and throughout Florida. With so many unique spirits it exciting to see them so well received and the amazing growth so far. Our vision is that when people think of craft spirits from Florida they will think of the winking sun on our bottles.
these boxes on display. My favorite spirit? tough question, they all have such unique character, flavor and finish. I’m truly proud of them all. Coming from London which is a huge gin culture I’m most likely to kick back with an Old St. Pete gin and tonic or a Tom Collins, simple and refreshing. LM: Besides the “Old St Pete” line, are there other lines and more products slated for release? DU: We have also created Oak & Palm, a premium line of rums. Our spiced rum uses real spices and natural flavor including cinnamon & vanilla. Our coconut rum uses real coconuts. Our WSWA Double Gold & Best in Show award winning Tippler’s Orange Liqueur uses whole Florida temple oranges peels and all. Royal Mead is our honey mead made with local florida honey all natural without preservative or sulphites. Honey wine is a growing trend and market it is also the oldest alcoholic elixer known. Our latest spirit introduced is Banyan Reserve vodka. A premium vodka made from 100% american corn and gluten free. LM: For those vacationing in the St Pete area where could we have a glass or two of the “Old St Pete” line ? DU: The Mill, Cask & Ale, Mandarin Hyde, The Avenue, The Venoy, Red Mesa, Cassis, Sea Salt, Ruths Chris, Hotel Zamora, Don Cesar, Tryst LM: What can we expect to see in the future from the St Pete Distillery ?
DU: We have also created Oak & Palm, a premium line of rums. Our spiced rum uses real spices and natural flavor including cinnamon & vanilla. Our coconut rum uses real coconuts. Our WSWA Double Gold & Best in Show award winning Tippler’s Orange Liqueur uses whole florida temple oranges peels and all. Royal Mead is our honey mead made with local florida honey all natural without preservative or sulphites. Honey wine is a growing trend and market it is also the oldest alcoholic elixer known. Our latest spirit introduced is Banyan Reserve vodka. A premium vodka made from 100% american corn and gluten free. LM: For those vacationing in the St Pete area where could we have a glass or two of the “Old St Pete” line ? DU: The Mill, Cask & Ale, Mandarin Hyde, The Avenue, The Venoy, Red Mesa, Cassis, Sea Salt, Ruths Chris, Hotel Zamora, Don Cesar, Tryst LM: What can we expect to see in the future from the St Pete Distillery ? DU: We are focusing on building the brands locally first and throughout Florida. With so many unique spirits it exciting to see them so well received and the amazing growth so far. Our vision is that when people think of craft spirits from Florida they will think of the winking sun on our bottles. For more information please visit www.stpetersburgdistillery.com where expertise meets with quality to deliver the best very best in artisan spirits.
TRADITIONALLY TAILORED Brothers from left to right vary in style. Wearing lightweight tailored suits to traditional heavier suiting. All still upholding firm tradition in modern style.
THE BROTHERHOOD The dawning of fall brings together a brotherhood of royals as old as time. This generation of brothers is bound together by a like-minded sense of style and respect for tradition. Photographer : SĂŠbastien Marchand Wardrobe Stylist : Geraint Donovan-Bowen Makeup by : Christiana Amankrah Hairstylist : Rachel Williamson Wardrobe provided by: Helen Anthony, Beyond Retro, Joseph, Valentino, Etro, Shoes: Officine Creative
DIGNIFIED CONVERSATION Three brothers stand aside talking about fall fashions and current political conditions around the world. Three very different looks and three equally different viewpoints.
SIT AND STARE One Royal strays to sit and contemplate. Were his political views too different from his royal brothers?
PULLED ASIDE All in red these two brothers bring out blood red colors and modern layers as a topic for the royals to well over.
STEPPING DOWN After blood red proved to be too heated a topic the brother separated for the night. They are to reconvene in the morning over a royal breakfast and the style section.
MEN’S SKINCARE FACE FIRST Start your Fall face time with a great scrub try Acqua Di Parma Collezione Barbiere Facial Cleansing Scrub. With new micro emulsion gel gently purifies, cleanses, and refines the superficial layers of the skin. Great for use in the shower or for before shaving. Micro grains of pumice stone gently ex foliates, smooths, and unclog the pores. Skin feels refreshed and energized. This enriched formula, contains extracts of black elder flower and rosemary to help calm the skin and prevent redness. sephora.com $52
PUMP IT UP Prepare for all the holiday photos with Facial Fuel Heavy Lifting Anti-Aging Moisturizer. This night Cream is specifically formulated for men’s thicker, coarser skin. It smooths and diminishes wrinkles, Lifts and firms skin for a fuller appearance, and helps reduce dark circles. kiehls.com $40
DAY TIME Keep your face light with Dermalogica Pure Light SPF 50 Advanced Broad Spectrum Moisturizer. This day lotion with SPF 50 shields the skin from UV-induced brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone. Features Oleosome technology, that uses plant spheres filled with sunscreens, increasing the SPF performance available at shop.nordstrom.com $62
ALL-OVER SCRUB HUNTING CAMP Deep Ex-foliating Soap Inspired by men of the hunt. This soap mixes grit with luxury for a rugged, deep ex-foliating bar for men—especially for hands and feet. Using the traditional cold process soap making method, HUNTING CAMP is made with pumice, sandalwood ex-foliating powder, frankincense powder, spikenard powder and moisturizing natural oils. available at portlandgeneralstore.com $13
MEN’S BEARD CARE TRIM TIME
Beard care can be tricky, but with the proper tools no genetleman can go wrong. For Stubble and Scruff Beards, Philips Norelco QT4070/41 Beard Trimmer 7300 is ideal for that perfect 5 o’clock shadow. With the adjustable guard and vacuum its perfect for creating the scruffy look with less mess. Available at usa.philips.com $59
THE GOOD OIL Precision please. Get fancy for fall and get in those corners with Acqua Di Parma shaving oil. It has a lightweight texture, and a fine blend of Eudermic oils, that create a protective layer on the skin for extremely delicate and creative shaving. It is sufficient to apply just a few drops directly to the face and to massage gently, and then proceed with shaving. Then the skin is pleasantly fresh, soft and smooth. available at acquadiparma.com $59
For Full beards you want something with a heavy-duty motor, so you can trim through course thick hair. Try Wahl Designer Professional Clipper with adjustable guards for the ultimate in versatility. Available at sallybeauty.com $60
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MEN’S HAIR TRENDS
PROPERLY QUAFFED The modern quaffed cut. Perfect for the passionate gentlemen who still have a busy schedule. Low maintenance with high impact. This style is sure to please all parties involved. Also known as a brushed up style, this trend is a modern take on the classic James Dean hairstyle. Best on medium length hair, keeping the sides slightly trimmed. Style with your choice of wax or mouse.
TOTAL KNOCKOUT MAN BUN MADNESS The controversial “Man bun” continues to pop up around town and will keep doing so through the fall season as many eager men have been patiently growing out their lush locks to the appropriate bun length. Some love the look and some dream of a long sharp pair of scissors to end the madness. Regardless of how you feel about the man bun one this is certain, nothing is worse than seeing a little nub of hair holding on to hopes and dreams. Give the bun time to grow, then make it your own.
The Undercut. Perfect for the man with thicker hair who isn’t affraid to throw a good punch. This rough hairstyle can be styled and cut in various ways: Slicked back, Side swept, or layered to show more texture The undercut looks great on straight hair as well as wavy hair. Try a light weight pomade for extra hold on this knockout hair style.
RADICAL NO MORE Long hair isn’t the radical social statement it used to be. Today’s man can wear long hair just because it makes their features stand out. long hair is in. Most men with long hair wear it down and slightly tousled, slicked back or parted down the middle. Long hair can be very low maintenance and carefree. Growing your hair out to longer lengths can be challenging. So stay committed to growing it out. once you get to the awkward in between stages you can use accessories like hats and beanies to keep it under control.
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I STAND ALONE Using his natural resources the lone wolf wraps up in a long fur trimmed scarf and heavy wool knee length coat Cape and Pants by Avant Toi Boots by APT 9.
LONE WOLF A leader since birth this wolf has taken his own path. Not constricted by the pack mentality, his fashion choices speak for themselves. Not afraid to stand alone he blends the best natural fibers for fall.
Photographer: Fidel Gonzalez Grooming: Fidel Gonzalez Fashion Styling: Fidel Gonzalez Photo Retoucher: Kami Fore Model Broderick Hunter
STANDING TALL By the lake he is able to fend for himself. Feed and weave the fibers of his surroundings into warmer pieces for the cold to come. Scarf Cape, T-shirt and Cardigan by Avant Toi Pants by Flos Floris Boots by APT 9
SOLITARY JOUREY Mixing his fibers our lone wolf trims his trench in leather and black carved buttons T-shirt and Scarf by Avant Toi Jacket and Pants by Flos Floris Boots by APT 9
DEEP IN THOUGH The lone wolf wears his heaviest coat, and looks to the lake one last time before grazing south to warmer weather. Cape by Avant Toi Pants by Flos Floris
A MOMENT For the warmer part of the day with the sun just above he sheds some lay-ers for lighter fibers. Scarf, T-shirt and Pants by Avant Toi Boots by APT 9
CULTURE Methodology of the Modern Male
By: Jerod Zavistoski
I was combing through my social media one day and I found a comment on one of my posts. The post was cute little play on words from one of Martin Luther King Jr’s most famous lines. Hearing that famous line in my head I wrote “I have a dream, that one day, men will not get their clothes from the second hand bin.” And realistically I’ve always been a huge advocate of thrift shops. But it was funny. So I wrote it onto a picture and I posted it. However a woman chose to leave a comment about the post that read, “I don’t care what he wears, as long as he has a good heart.” To which I promptly responded, “Why can’t he be both?” I think we have a problem in the world today, a problem that transcends simple personal preference and is rooted much deeper affecting all of the areas of one’s life. The problem is how we see ourselves and how we calibrate our standards. That problem almost always includes how we relate to people, and in effect how we relate to our most intimate relationships. As a dating coach I regularly see people limiting their expectations for the opposite sex. From the time they were kids most people started developing a prejudice against whatever they’ve created in their minds to be unequal, above, or unlike themselves. They create limitations as to what they are capable of receiving or experiencing in their life, and they create limitations as to what they can expect in their dating life. It’s because of these low expectations, and the
stubborn will of men, that most male fashion is utterly atrocious and yet still accepted. People grow up convincing themselves of what they can and cannot have in life and relationships. And as a result they limit what they care about. I hear it again and again from women, “I don’t care about the exterior as long as the interior is good.” And to that I call bullshit. Most women do care that a man is dressed well. They simply have conditioned themselves to think that they don’t. And the common response I get for this kind of thinking is, “What about the person’s personality? Why don’t you focus on that?” And I most certainly do. I regularly have shows about self-development.
But here’s the thing about self-development. Who says the outer development of one’s self isn’t self-development? Both should have equal importance. But in the same way people interpret my program at first glance, they also do so with each other. Since when did bad fashion become the moniker of a good heart? Since when did good fashion become the hallmark of a player? I find so often women are surprised by good fashion. Often wondering if the culprit is homosexuality. But it’s always a welcome surprise. Like an opportunity they thought was gone suddenly resurfacing or winning free tickets to the movies. Women care about how men dress, they simply have spent so much time conditioning themselves to overlook it, that they have become callous to the idea or expectation of it. In my book I relate a very simple concept to my audience. A study was shown that gay men have a similar brain shape to that of women. Along with being attracted to other men (similar to heterosexual women) gay males tend to have a very poignant sense of fashion. So do most women, when their bank account allows. So it wouldn’t be a great leap in logic to assume that when a gay man looks in a mirror and dresses himself it could very well be similar to how a woman would dress a man. And if it’s the way a woman would dress a man, that means that following a homosexual trend in fashion could probably make you much more appealing to women.
helped shape the ideologies presented in that book. I was brave enough to put myself out there and write it, and they were brave enough to put themselves out there and give me the input. So to my gents reading this I ask… When will you be brave enough to try? When will you have the courage to care and put yourself out there? And to my ladies reading here and now I’d say… When will you take a stand and give men the input they so desperately need? Are we (Coaches & Authors) to stand-alone and fight this crusade on your behalf? Will you keep convincing your self that you don’t care? Or will you rise with me to create a higher standard for men ever ywhere?
“Fashion is the thread we’ve woven around ourselves to be a physical representation of our personal development.”
So if good fashion is both a welcome surprise and scientifically proven to be more attractive to women, why aren’t more males doing it? And why are so many women actually defending a disregard for “looking good” by their male counterparts? When I wrote my book, I did so at the request of nearly every woman I knew. And it was the voices of many women that
I say no to the self-convinced counter marketing and I say no to the unbranded brand. Fashion is the thread we’ve woven around ourselves to be a physical representation of our personal development. I for one will never let my style scream out to the world that my development was a singularnarrow-minded uncaring endeavor. On the contrary, my style will always represent a broad spectrum of tastes and interests and most impor tantly, my style will always highlight my greatest attributes in the best possible way, appropriate to every setting I encounter.
You can read more from Jerod at his website The book is also available for purchase at books stores nationwide or online at his website. www.methodologyofthemodernmale.com
Organic Chaos in the Digital Age
By Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon American artist GREGORII’s work is unlike anything seen in most galleries or museums. At least for now... Creating backlit photo polymeric fractal art referred to as “Dark Illumination’s”, Gregorii’s art stems from his technical and conventional experiences as an apprentice in the photographic, advertising and commercial printing industries. Gregorii’s style is inspired by a few original sources: while he strives to create a dramatic tone reminiscent of Rembrandt, his temporal distortion tends toward that of Salvador Dalì and his construct is a montage of Chaos Theory by mathematicians Benoit Mandelbrot, Michael F. Barnsley, and software artist extraordinaire, Scott Draves. The concept of Gregorii’s art is the expression of emotional circumstance and synesthetic connections, symbolized by shape, color and composition, tied together biologically and illuminated to give the presence of energy, dimension and narrative. All art is square and visually designed to draw the viewer in, helping connect the thought behind the creation of each piece.
Gregorii’s art has been featured in special performance arts events, museum showcases, corporate shows, sporting events -he was the winner of Red Bull Curates in Orlando in 2014-, as well as two international art fairs: SCOPE 2014 (during Art Basel Miami Beach) and ART MONACO 2015 this summer. His work will also be featured in two editions of the SPECTRA Festival of Light in Aberdeen, Scotland and Manchester, England in September 2015 and February 2016. Three books of his works have been published, all featuring work from his Dark Illuminations series. Gregorii is currently represented by Jai Gallery (www.jaigallery.net). For more information about Gregorii’s art and to view his entire portfolio, visit www.gregorii.com
The convergence of art and technology has been a longstanding passion of Gregorii’s, who feels both are realized through similar conceptual and connective processes. When creating his art, Gregorii starts with a story. He establishes a theme and tone first, pushing primitive shapes through his own selected color scheme. These shapes are duplicated many times, grouped together and distorted, creating a repeating pattern more noticeable in the fine details, but revealing a portrait or scene as a collective whole. This pushing and pulling and twisting is managed by mathematical equations, formulas, algorithms and variables fed into a computer to produce a large, finely detailed transparency photograph, all without using any photo manipulation programs or tools. The photo transparency is then applied by hand to a rigid substrate, using a specialized masking process Gregorii developed to give the image depth. Then, using a patented light diffusion process, the art is backlit, framed and ready for viewing. In a symphony of fluid shapes, in vibrant colors and glossy liquid blacks, the art comes alive and draws you in, in a mesmerizing way.
INDIAN SUMMER As the leaves change color and Fall begins to set in, we feel the last few remnants of summer on our heels. layered styles take flight on these warm days and cool nights. Photography: Albert Wolf Styling: Jorge Barceló Make Up & Hair: Maria Lastochka Model: Annika -Traffic Models
WELL GROUNDED A great pair of boots is essential. No matter where you live. But for warmer cities during fall boots can be the reason you wear a particular outfit. “ Totally a tassle boots outfit”
HOT DAY DREAM Our summer sweethearts stop to take in the view from the cool comfort of the in-doors.
LEAPING IN Classic comfort. This long dress with high slits allows for great layering. Pair it with a crisp white button up shirt, or match up textures and patterns in your favorite leggings.
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STANDING STILL Lace long sleeves let you pop another color into your ensemble. The heavier industrial style vest adds texture and warmth.
CITY VIEWS catching some sun and seeing the city.
TIED UP Strong and sturdy. Vintage dresses stand alone and are a necessary part of every womans wardrobe. Pair it with a great trench coat and your favorite hat.
GLAM ON THE GO Bold and Beautiful. Strong overall design can carry a piece through generations. Another fierce fall must have.
ANIMAL CROSSING Mix it up, Play with textures, layer a soft top with a strong animal embossed piece. Great for staying warm yet always stylish.
SOLID STRIPES Silky bottoms set the tone. Let comfort take the lead just keep it interesting by pairing it with a great print. Explore them with a top that has a little visual interest with a classic bell cape and ball cap your sure to be dress for any fall weather fiasco.
CULTURE DR. BUCK PARKER M.D. Dr. Buck Parker is an anomaly of sorts. He is brainy, brawny , adventurous, and is easy on the eyes to boot. The new reality TV star embraced his role and showed off his survival skills and medical smarts on the NBC TV show The Island.
Escapes From The Island Interview by: Ann Mathew
LM: How did you get involved in the show The Island? BH: A friend sent me an email of the casting call saying they were looking for a doctor on the show. I simply sent an email with a paragraph about myself, why I would be good on the show and a couple pictures. I’m a pretty adventurous guy, so I thought it would be an amazing life experience. LM: What was your initial impression of the show before you started filming? Did it change after you started filming? BH: Before I did it I thought it was going to be a little easier than what it turned out to be. The descriptions I received were very vague so I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to play out, but for a while during the process it became more of “can I get the show” than worrying about the exact details of the show. It didn’t seem like a show where we were going to starve half to death, but that’s pretty much what it ended up being. LOL. I also didn’t think I was going to do too much in the way of medical treatments but I ended up doing something almost everyday. Even if it was just reassuring someone they were going to be OK, it was a daily occurrence. LM: Who was your favorite person on the show and why? BH: Rick and I ended up being really great friends. Once we found out that he lived in Montana, and I grew up in Wyoming, we had an instant connection. We ended up finding the water together and building a “2 bedroom condo” together. During the first week it was really cold at night so we actually spooned….and yes took turns on who was big spoon and who was little spoon:) After that it’s kind of hard to NOT be best buddies! Seriously though, we just kind of got a long, talked a lot about our common interests and he was just a good dude all around.
There were some other great guys on that show, but Rick and I just ended up being closer. LM: Would you consider a career in reality TV or TV in general after this experience? BH: I really was not expecting to be doing any more TV, but I had such a great time on the show that I would totally do another one. There’s just no way I could ever put an adventure together like that, so I’d love to do a Survivor show or something like that which really tests my limits as a human. I’ve never tried acting, so I’m not sure about that, but any no-talent fool can do Reality TV so I think I’ll stick to that!
LM: How did you use your experience and job as a surgeon to prepare you for the show? BH: The one thing that prepared me the most was the fact that I knew this could not possibly be more difficult than my surgical residency. My residency was 6 years in Detroit at a Level 1 Trauma center (Henry Ford Hospital). It was pretty grueling and this show was only going to be 28 days, so I knew I could get through it. In the end I realized its not about skills such as “do you know how to make a fire with 2 pieces of wood”, but its really about how tough you are mentally. It’s interesting because survival scenarios and life are parallel in that respect... it’s not really about talent or skill, it’s only about your drive to keep going despite adversity, setbacks and seemingly insurmountable obstacles that will ultimately make you or break you. Keeping a positive outlook is probably the most important survival skill of all. LM: Why did you want to become a doctor? Did you
always dream of having a career in that field? BH: My Dad loves hunting, fishing and the outdoors. When I was younger I got to see the organs of the animals and that really sparked my interest initially. I was always loved doing things with my hands to build or fix things as well….so when you put those two together, they spell S-U-R-G-E-O-N LM: What are your hobbies and interest? BH: I have always loved snow skiing, so I do that when I can. Of course there is not much of that here in Florida so I pretty much do that in Wyoming. I’m a bit of a reader too, and lately I’ve been reading a lot of stories of people surviving in crazy scenarios. I’m also working on a Survival Medicine YouTube show with Digital Tiger Studios in Orlando. It’s kind of like Dr. Oz meets Saturday Night Live, because it turns out I’m a goof ball and willing to do dumb things to make people laugh:)
BH: I admire my Dad the most because when he was around 40 he picked up his wife and 3 kids and moved them from California to Wyoming. That was in 1988 when Jackson Hole Wyoming wasn’t really cool yet. Now of course it’s kind of a celebrity and millionaires playground, but back then it was just a bunch of cowboys and ski bums. But he followed what was in his heart and that was the love of the outdoors. It was the best thing that happened to all of my family and everyone is thankful for it. It’s really crazy to see how far the ripples reach when you follow your gut and just do what you want to do. But it’s usually REALLY hard to do because people can be very critical of something they don’t understand, so that’s why he’s my hero. LM: Where do you see yourself in five years? In ten years? BH: In 5 years I’d like to have done 3 more survival shows. I’d also like to morph my YouTube channel
into a “Dirty Deeds meets Bear Grylls” where I go out and people show me how to do crazy outdoor survival or extreme sport stuff and then I attempt it while being goofy. That way I could go on adventures for a living, still be pushing my own limits, and get to make people laugh too. In 10 years I’d like to be alive. LM: If you had the chance to do The Island 2, you do it? BH: Although The Island was pretty rough, I would most likely do it again. It’s really difficult getting to that level of starvation for a prolonged period of time, but getting down to bare bones living gives you so much perspective on life and the world that it’s an amazing experience that I couldn’t pass up if offered again. Hopefully I would be a little smarter this time around and actually get to eat on a regular basis! That would be the best of both worlds! Connect with Dr. Buck Parker at @drbuckparker
LM: Who is the person that you admire most and why?
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CULTURE Finding Herself
CHRISTIE MIGA For several years, Atlanta-born painter and mixed-media artist Christie Miga has developed a series of free-flow abstract expressionist paintings centered on the quest and exploration of her own identity. Combining the use of pour and drip techniques inspired by Pollock; characterized by bursts of saturated colors and often integrating contrasting black and white stencil-like elements in bold visual compositions, Miga’s style in her first series entitled “La Femme Fondue” was very reminiscent of graphic art and urban murals. Miga’s work took a new turn this year when she began to delve into her memories and started to pinpoint the seemingly insignificant moments that became decisive in forming her identity as an artist. Exploring an entirely new medium: wood, Miga began to create new, more subtle compositions in her unique way of combining colors. Her newest art collection entitled “En(grain)ed” is a mix of colorful, subtle splashes of watercolor layered with ethereal, metallic figures, all painted on large, engraved wooden disks. The work is based on unexpected moments that catapult life into new directions. Profoundly feminine, each piece reflects a personal moment of the artist’s life. “This collection celebrates moments in my life that seemed minor at the time yet ended up being profound, changing my life for the better. I would not be the same person without them”, she explains. While her beautiful Marianne evokes her life-changing extended trip to Paris, France a few years back, her stylized version of the Venus of Willendorf pays homage to the dawn of art. Naturally attracted to transformation and change, Christie Miga is able to embrace past experiences to explore deeper themes through her art practice. She mixes and experiments with her own paints as well as incorporates different textures, sheens and occasionally found objects, always trying to find balance and harmony through color and in stronger compositions. Using the movement of the paint to express emotion or a moment in time, always pushing her work to become more refined. “Even after the paint has dried you can see movement. You can see where it started, where it ended up and where it could have gone. I love this.” By Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon
“I am more influenced by life experiences than other artists. But, after I began creating abstracts I had a natural gravitation towards Jackson Pollock’s style of painting. The influence that I have pulled from Pollock is his drive and confidence while painting. I try to think of his bold, quick choices while I work.”
Christie Miga’s work has been exhibited in the USA - mainly in Florida where she currently resides, and has been sold both nationally and internationally in Paris, Johannesburg, Brooklyn, Bern, and Los Angeles to name a few. For more information about Christie Miga’s work visit www.christiemiga.com All photo credits:©STANCILMEDIA
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On The Rise
Celebrity Designer by: Francesca Greenwood Photography by: Chuck Kovach
Leontine Abdullah, is a name you will want to remember, this upcoming Season. This self-taught fashion designer has been making a splash on the red carpet, reality TV and will be debuting her collection not only again during LA Fashion week but in Paris Fashion Week Lapalme Magazine met up with the charismatic Leontine to get more insight to her world as a fashion designer and what we can expect from upcoming fashion trends and her collection: LM: Why did you decide to become a fashion designer? LA: When I was a little girl, I would watch my mother use newspaper to make patterns. She could design anything, from dresses to fur coats. I would fall asleep to the sound of her sewing machine which was next to my bedroom. I decided I wanted to make all those beautiful things too. I had a passion for beautiful clothing. I would watch all the award shows, dreaming of becoming a designer and dressing all of Hollywood’s elite. Then one day, at age 9, I watched a movie called MAHOGANY. Everything I envisioned in my dreams had been made into a movie. That was the only confirmation I needed. After watching the movie, I decided I would become a fashion designer. I was born to do this. The confirmation was crystal clear. I believe in the universe providing signs along the way to confirm our dreams. I’m happy to know that I turned my dreams into a reality. LM: What is your favorite part about being a fashion designer? LA: My favorite part about being a fashion designer, is creating beautiful things. Being able to play with all that beautiful fabric is also a plus. I love to work with fancy fabric, so I always encourage my client’s to go with the best. A fine fabric can make any design standout and command attention.
LM: What are your inspirations for the designs you create? LA: My inspiration for my designs come from my current mood. Whatever I’m feeling shows through my work. Sometimes, era plays a big part in the pieces I design. I love the 70s, so I almost always add a little bit of it in my collections. The 80s was a fun era for me, so I design a lot based off that time period as well. I design from my heart.Because I am selftaught, when I’m draping a gown, I never hold back. I don’t follow the instructions of a book. I drape from my heart and I appreciate the end result. My collections are signature, they represent me and I don’t design anything that I wouldn’t wear. LM: What do u enjoy most about designing clothes? LA: I enjoy the entire process of being able to sit down with a client and listen to what ideas they have envisioned. The creative process is probably the best. I love to mold the fabric into a statement piece created from the heart. The satisﬁed look on my client’s face when they try it on, makes me happy to know that what we both created was worth every minute. LM: Whats the most challenging part? LA: I would have to say the most challenging part is when I’m done. Having to let go of a beautiful gown that once graced a dress form is sentimental to me. I love designing gowns, they are my favorite thing to create. I believe a woman is a gift, and should be treated as such. When she puts on her gown, she has a princess moment. Whether it’s a wedding or red carpet moment, every woman wants to feel like their the only one in the room. My job is to ensure that she has that moment. LM: If you had the choice of all designers in the world to work with who would that be? LA: I would have to say, My choice designer to work for would be Tracy Reese. Our stories are similar in many ways. From her experience in starting out, to the multiple brands she has designed. I would love to one day meet her and possibly follow in her footsteps on building and branding many successful clothing lines. LM: Does your work reflect your personal fashion taste? LA: Absolutely. My work reflects my current mood. They are art pieces to be enjoyed and admired. My taste is by far 100 percent in my designs.
LM: Can you describe your style? LA: My style is unique. It is a reflection of the day. A themed based statement that I wear to show the world my individuality. I have never been one to copy a look, I create them. I’m a trendsetter, always have been even way back in high school. I was voted best dressed and most sophisticated by my peers in a popularity pole. My style is confident, because I own it when I wear it. LM: What do u think are the latest fall/winter fashion trends? LA: My fashion forecast for the Fall/ Winter season are vivid colors paired with neutral tones. Short Faux fur jackets and faux leather flirty skirts. LM: I understand that you are a part of a reality show ? Can you tell me a bit about it? LA: I was a featured Fashion Designer on a show called Americas It Girl on WeTV. It was a show about pageant contestants being paired with designers to create looks for each contestant. I was paired with 3 contestants. I had to design three evening gowns and swim suits from the old Hollywood glam era. All the designs were showcased on television during the finally. My favorite part of the show was being able to share my vision as a designer and my story. I am currently filming my next TV show. It is a DIY show where I am showing the viewers how to design simple pieces from maxi dresses to reusable grocery bags. I am also shooting pilots for another reality-based tv show coming in 2016. LM: What should we be looking for in the upcoming seasons from your collection ? LA: In my spring collection, you will see lots of vivid colors adorned with soft jewels. Lots of lace and sheer fabrics also Jeweled with flowing trains. LM: I hear you have exciting news….something about Paris? LA: My men’s line will debut in October for LA Fashion Week and again in Paris in February 2016. I have been working on this line for many months in addition to my other lines for women. I have asked some of my clients like Rick Mora,(Twilight, The Dead & the damned) to wear the new looks on the Red Carpets just to give a sneak peak a feel the reaction from the public. They like it! They really like it! I will move forward. You can see more from Leontine Abdullah at www.leontinecollection.com