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12th Issue November 2011

Falling

Bacca Da Silva

Head over Heels for Fall

Best of the Bay

The Fall Editorial Issue


12th Issue November 2011

Falling

Bacca Da Silva

Head over Heels for Fall

Best of the Bay

The Fall Editorial Issue


12th Issue November 2011

Falling

Bacca Da Silva

Head over Heels for Fall

Best of the Bay

The Fall Editorial Issue


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EDITORS VIEW Welcome to the 12th issue of BAYFashion Magazine! 13000+ fans, multiple featured publication statuses on Issuu. com and ‘The Best of SF’ coming together to make up our featured editorial. BAYFashion is undisputable ‘The Fashion Magazine’ for the San Francisco Bay Area created by Bay Area natives themselves. No conglomerate or corporations are involved in the production of this magazine, its made out of pure ‘Love’ for fashion by our dedicated team and contributors We want to thank you all. We promised you editorials and many editorials we bring you. BAYFashion November 2011 has 4 mega editorials shot exclusively for BAYFashion by some amazing photographers with the help of a team of some extreme artists.

Editor-in-Chief: Gautam Goswami Style Director & Assistant Editor: Ylevol Tam Nguyen Alternative Fashion Editor: Adrienne Glenn Beauty Editor: Aliya Qazi Creative Director: Yuri Shiller Art Director: Tim Engle Editorial Coordinator: Farnaz Dadashi Writer: Joan Currie Blogger and Writer: Zoya Singh

I want to specially thank our new Creative Director Yuri Shiller for bringing his unique perspective to BAYFashion and helping us make the magazine even better. Another person who needs to be mentioned here is our beloved Tim Engle who continues to excel and give us stuff made for international publications, right here at home. Enjoy the issue and let us know your feedback, we will include the most interesting reader feedbacks into BAYFashion starting the next issue. Thanks for reading

Shankha

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The Best of the Bay with

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Up close and personal with Bacca da Silva. A look at the work and life of a fashion designer, artist, businessman, philosopher, and creative genius! By Joan Currie The multi-talented and multi-faceted Bacca da Silva talked with Bay Fashion Magazine surrounded by his stunning couture collections at the flagship store that bears his name on 590 Sutter Street in San Francisco, California.

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JC: You were born in Brazil. What Brazilian influences have inspired your work? Bacca: Brazilian nature, architecture, urban scenes and culture have influenced me because I grew up in São Paulo. For example, in some of my sweaters I use Carmen Miranda images and color combinations such as cobalt blue, scarlet, and orange - the colors of a parrot I saw in the Amazon landscape. JC: What is unique about growing up in São Paulo versus Rio or other parts of Brazil? Bacca: São Paulo is a big city with brick, grey colors, and asphalt. In terms of being pretty, it would have been better to grow up in Rio or Bahia. São Paulo’s advantage is that everything comes first to that city and it has better shows, better culture, better colleges, and it is much better for meeting people. JC: Your mother was a seamstress. What imprint did her sewing have on you? Bacca: I was the baby of the family, so I had to be with her all the time. She would sew for my family, things like pants or even a blanket. I would sit next to her and sometimes I would get bored, get a doll, and make little clothes for it. I would also go with my mother to buy fabric. JC: Do you have any poetic inspirations? Bacca: I often go to events and shows. Let me give you an example of how my mind works: When I started to design this new fall collection, I did all the beading, designed all the pieces, knew how it was going to look, I did some prints and when I put everything together, it all made sense. Interestingly when I was looking back at my phone pictures of the Calder to Warhol exhibit at SFMOMA, I saw images that had inspired me but I was not aware of that at the time. One was a big gold curtain that separated the exhibition rooms, another one was Jeff Koons’ porcelain sculpture of Michael Jackson and Bubbles, and there was also a shot “Strut” of Christian Dior’s crystal shoes by Marilyn Winter. It is hard to say what inspires me, sometimes I find out why and sometimes I don’t know. In a previous collection, it was the single word “hybrid” that moved me.

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JC:You have said, “ Wear couture to the grocery store.” Why should men and women wear couture? Bacca: My joke about wearing couture to the grocery store has two messages. The first is be playful, life is short. Be the best you can be. Don’t worry about what other people think! So if you feel like it, you can wear couture all the time. The second is of a more serious nature - be sustainable.It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to wear couture, but buy something that you really love and are going to treasure for a long time. Buy things that you care about.

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Joan Currie is a Bay area writer, photographer, and artist. See her Satin & Sand blog at satinandsand.com

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JC:How do you keep motivated to create new and unique collections for both men and women season after season, especially now that you have an international following?

JC: What is the significance of the scorpion in your family crest?

Bacca: It is part of my personality that no matter how things are going I want to do better.The act of creation is always going to be part of me. When I make an outfit and someone buys it, then it comes to life. It is the happiest time of my life now, because I am constantly creating. I have so many ideas beyond the collection I am working on now. I am always thinking ahead to the next collection and the one after that.

Bacca: The scorpion is a very resistant creature. It has been on earth longer than the dinosaurs. To me it represents good quality. It is strong, passionate, sexy but not vulgar, loyal, and it doesn’t forgive so easily. If you are part of its circle, you are always going to be. But, it has a dark side - remember the fable of the scorpion and the turtle? It’s in the scorpion’s nature to act a certain way. Coincidentally, I am a Gemini but when I calculated my Rising Sign, I discovered it was Scorpio – also my mother’s sign!

JC:You received your MBA from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management. Would you recommend that degree to fellow fashion designers? Does being involved in the business side of fashion take time away from your creative endeavors?

JC: The video that plays here in the store and also on your blog empowers your customers to keep their eyes open for good opportunities, develop good habits, dance, exercise, laugh, kiss and love! Do you live by that philosophy?

Bacca: I would advise a fashion designer to get a business degree and even better an MBA as most design schools do not devote sufficient time to the business side of the industry. If fashion designers do not have the skill set needed to attend business school, then I would recommend taking some business classes or internship, working in the business side of fashion for a period of time.If you have a small fashion company, you have to be business savvy as you do most of the business things yourself. I have a business partner who has an MBA from the University of Chicago and does the financial and accounting aspects of the business. I still do some of it, but not all, so I still have time to create. If the company gets bigger, you can delegate a little more, but you know your business plan, customer base, what improvements are needed, and marketing strategies, et cetera. These days, in addition to being creative, a designer is a brand, an image, a public relations and marketing person. Think of how Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford present themselves. JC: Where do you see yourself and your label in ten years? Bacca: From the beginning, I created this brand with a business plan and marketing strategy that included the name, Bacca da Silva, the logo, and the elements of the logo. In ten years, I see myself becoming a recognizable brand in select retail places around the globe. This brand would be synonymous with luxury and good taste, like the French phrase, bon chic bon genre, and with the best quality possible.

Bacca: Yes! I wrote the script for the video based on the way I live my life. I have been through a lot and seen a lot of things, so I got to a point where I could look at things in an analytical way. I take chances, and although I am a very serious person, I don’t take life too seriously. It’s more a philosophy. In my heart, I was hoping people would embrace those quotes and follow them. JC: What are your passions in addition to fashion? Bacca: My passions are photography and movies, especially fashion movies. I like the idea of creating anything from scratch; something that did not exist before and you make it reality. Home cooking, baking - I make a fabulous chicken lasagna and banana bread. I like to invite my friends over for a meal. I love traveling but hate getting to places. Paris is my favorite place because it is so magical and, of course, because of the fashion. I just came back from Honolulu and loved the beach, sunsets, and nature there. I grew up in the city and I live in the city here, so for me it is important to get away from that environment and recharge. JC: If there were a fire and you had to take three items from your closet, what would they be? Bacca:I would grab my sneakers, my rings, and my cashmere Bacca da Silva sweaters – for sure!

Thank you, Bacca da Silva!

JC: Who are your customers? Bacca: My customers are people who appreciate creativity and originality in pieces of fine clothing. People in the creative field such as artists, designers, actors, filmmakers, and singers buy my clothes for their uniqueness. Natalie Cole bought one of my white coats.

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Being a Bay area model, it can be hard for us to find amazing talent to collaborate with. It’s hard to make a living because paid gigs are so limited here. But I aim for the stars and plan to achieve it and elevate my game to the point where not only modeling, but producing/directing and coordinating large fashion shoots becomes synonimous to my name. For my first directorial venture I decided to follow my ‘inspirations derived from the ‘Raw Beauty’ of my model friends, who look ravishing without the help of any expensive designer attire. First step was to find unique models for a very diverse look, models that could push the limits with their natural beauty. After it was all done, the team consisted of 12 models, 4 makeup artists, 3 hair stylists, a wardrobe stylist and of course Tim Engle as the photographer assisted by Kody James Pickern with video. The passion of the day is reflected in the shots on the following pages where we are covered in nothng but small sheets showing off our Raw Female Energy and showcasing the sexuality of a woman while keeping our dignity intact. Feel beautiful, feel sexy, exude raw power was my goal and I think I achieved it in my first directorial venture. Please feel free to leave your comments on this editorial at my Facebook Fan Page

Thanks for reading

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Models: Melissa Lewis, Sara Cecil, Nicole Lynn, Lula May Robinson, Brittany Rane, Shanice Watts, Ryann Hilairey, Shai’La Yvonne, Brittany Dawn, Katie Ovando, Farnaz Dadashi, Monika Hix Makeup: Jen Siqueiros, Darian Barton, Jasmine Cardenas, Rony MUA Hair Styling: Stacey Barton, Erik Michael Foldhazi, Sean Allien

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As we come to an end of the season of summer we fall into the arms autumn and its long windy afternoons, colorful blowing leaves, and the warmth of sweet love. You will find yourself taking one of the biggest risks of the year 2011 by mixing and matching some of the most daring colors of the color wheel to create a cohesive blend of this seasons must haves.

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As autumn arrives and departs standing out just like the autumn leaves will come as breeze when mixing daring mustard yellow with romantic emerald green to create two of the most dominant earthy tons of this season. You will watch yourself endlessly falling in love with this duo.

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Monika Hix, styled by Farnaz Dadashi, shot by Tim Engle. Hair Renne Lemon, makeup Cesar Rivera

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The quite chirping of birds the whistle of the wind in your ear are the qualities of an unforgettable fall. Take a chance this season by mixing two of our favorite blends teal and bright purple to create an eye-catching new look. You will see that the options are endless when adding bold but romantic accessory pieces to pull the whole look together.

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Monika Hix, styled by Farnaz Dadashi, shot by Tim Engle. Hair Renne Lemon, makeup Cesar Rivera

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Desperately longing love doesn’t just have to be for a special someone, this season we find our self’s falling head over heals for the extraordinary colors of the fall.

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Fashion Trends

BAYFashion Sep 2011 brings you the largest selection of fashion and shows we have ever presented. We showcase the style of a artist who makes amazing clothes out of his art and also bring our teenage reader a lookbook which will make them look trendy for every occassion.

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What’s On The Runway

by Tam Nguyen

FALL 2011 & SPRING 2012 For the fastest updates of popular trends, BAYFashion brough all the recently beatiful collections of FALL 2011 and Spring 2012. Let’s scan through and don’t miss any subtle changes!

ARCHITECTURE

FALL 2011 TrendS

Fashion mixed with art and crafts – this trend rouses you of the abstract paintings with the experimental of pop art and the application of modern architecture with grid patterns and colored block puzzle unique. The strong personality and the modern are shown through and still keep the beauty of feminine woman.

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WHITE

the pristine, the color tone of white is shown inspirational on all materials from lace, silk, chiffon, cotton or leather, suede designs in shirts or jackets, dresses or trousers. White was chosen as the tone color for clothing, it can easily coordinates with many different colors and patterns. Sexy and feminine.

MOVEMENT OF SHORTS

short, shorter, and even shorter seems to be popular to modern girls. Rolled across thigh shorts and mini shorts, the strong tomboy style, can be matched with stylized shirts, motifs jackets.

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PLEATS

following the track of last summer, the body style skirts, shirts, blouses are minimalist of simple style, but concentrated more on the rank of pleats to create the bobbing and flying action. Silk, chiffon, lace, and mesh material are being utilized for this trend. 50

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THE POWER

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ENCHANTING CUTS

not so new but also not boring, the pastel colors on the soft, smooth, drooping and religious fabric like chiffon and silk. Chiffon with the cut on the neck, shoulders, skirt strength completely adhered to the charm of soft, romantic woman body.

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FRINGED

not only stop in the detail on the bohemian, fringe, which is classy, sexy and full of appeal appears more on the high fashion catwalk. The party dresses, cocktail dresses with fringed added on neck, chest, legs or full body skirt, bringing flexibility in each wearer’ movement.


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COLORFUL STRUCTURAL MOTIFS the stark in combination provides excellent visual effect to the viewer. Limitation of the “rules” of fashion seems to gradually broken down, replaced by what seemed impossible to bring a power of passion for all fashion followers.

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‘The Trims’ are in the house Led by rhythm guitarist and lead singer Gabriel Maciel, The Trims are an up and coming band from San Jose who just released their first music video ‘The Breeze’ Watch it here > http://live105.radio.com/2011/10/24/ world-premiere-video-the-trims-the-breeze/ The Trims are primarily an Indie Alternative Rock band with a twist of modern pop. The band consists of Gabriel Maciel (Lead Singer), Bryan Aguirre (Lead Guitar), Eric Scharer (Bass Guitar) & Billy Brady (Drums). The band was formed in 2009 and they already have an an album out in iTunes named

‘The Trims, We cried for fun’

INTERVIEW Shankha: So Gabriel, how was the Trims formed? Are you a band of friends or you found each other through music?

Gabriel: The San Jose music scene at that time seemed to only cater to progressive rock, punk rock, and metal fans. Even though I am a fan of those genres too, I am a bigger fan of 80’s music and indie/alt rock. People like me only had one maybe two places to go to hear the music we liked, and it was usually to a DJ, not a live band. So I said “screw this, I’m going to start a band that plays the type of music I like!” And The Trims were born. I’m the common denominator in this band being that I brought the four of us together. Eric (bass) and I were in a band together some years back called “Manchester School.” Billy (drums) and I have been pals since high school. Bryan was actually trying to form his own band at the same time I was forming The Trims. I happened to stumble across an ad he had posted on craigslist. I answered it, he replied, and the rest is history. So even though everyone in the band other than Billy and I found each other through music, we have become a very tight knit band of friends. Shankha: Bryan, what do you think sets the Trims apart from other Indie Rock bands like ‘The Beets’ and ‘The Vaselines’?

Bryan: There are a couple things that I feel immediately set our

band apart from most Indie Rock bands. First, we are a band that doesn’t feel the need to create a lackluster song just to fill the set or album. We each are our own worst critics and sometimes each other’s as well. That is why we only move forward with songs that have that “hook” that will make people want to hear more. To sum it up we play what we would want to hear if we were members of the audience at one of our shows. Second, you don’t see a lot of Indie Alternative bands from the U.S. with most of the members coming from a Mexican-American background.

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Shankha: Billy, drums have always played

a huge part in a Rock bands success, we noticed that you play with a lot of passion. What is your inspiration? What is driving your music?

Billy: I feel that my passion for playing is

probably the main ingredient in my style, or flavor on the drums. In the past, I have had a difficult time holding back and just playing in the pocket (keeping it simple and holding down the beat). Playing for The Trims has allowed me to master the art of staying in the pocket and playing what the songs call for; just feeling the music. We have a great dynamic playing together and I think it shows in our set. I think our fans enjoy us even more when they see us play live because of the intensity we show playing together. That is my main inspiration. Watching our audience get blown away at our shows is what drives me and The Trims.

Shankha: Eric, we found you to be the silent

action star of The Trims. You aptly play the bass, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to be part of The Trims?

Eric: Why thank you! I’ve been playing bass

for about ten years off and on and have been in two other bands before The Trims. As Gabe mentioned, he and I met in a former band “Manchester School.” He came on as a fifth member to our four piece to play rhythm guitar. When that band ended, Gabe and I remained friends and would get together to play music. Nothing serious at first. Then he asked me to listen to some demos he’d been working on. I was incredibly impressed! Gabe never let on he was such an amazing songwriter, singer, and guitarist the whole first two years I knew him! With those initial demos, he, myself, and a rotating cast of guitarists and drummers fleshed them out. We were very happy when finally Bryan and Billy came on board to fill the lead guitarist and drums spots because that’s when we knew The Trims would finally get off the ground!

Shankha: What is your favorite joint or club

to play at? Most indie bands have a favorite place which was the root of their music.

Bryan: I personally love playing at The Blank

Club in San Jose, CA because I still go there as a fan to check out local and national acts that I love. The Old Wagon is a new favorite spot of ours because it’s a beautiful outdoor venue and the manager Jason has been very supportive of our band.

Shankha: We know you released your first music video, and it features BAYFashions very own Ukushu Khrystyna. What is the inspiration for that song and the video?

Bryan: That song started as a demo I was

tinkering around with at home. The music is inspired by 80’s post-punk/New Wave music, but with a modern dance feel. Once we started jamming it out and everyone added their own style it really came together very well.

Gabriel: Being in love with someone is a double edged sword. It can be quite wonderful or it can be a living hell. When the latter is taking place, some people fantasize about harming their lover in one way or another, other individuals actually do it. And that’s the idea behind this song and video. We are placing the viewer/listener in the shoes of an individual who is experiencing an all too human emotion that everyone has had or has yet to experience at some

point during a romantic relationship gone south, but would never dream of admitting it. On A side note, we would like to give Ukushu A huge ‘Thank You’ for being so patient and professional with us during the video shoot. Ukushu was in an unheated pool filming her scenes. She didn’t complain once. So thank you Ukushu, you are truly a class act.

Shankha: Any new albums coming soon

that we should be watching out for? Also do you have an upcoming schedule for live performances where our readers can go listen to you Live?

Gabriel: We actually just released a 6 song EP titled “Cut To Fit.” It is a follow up to our full length album titled “We Cried For Fun.” Both can be found on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, and pretty much any other digital distribution site. We also have 2 SF shows.coming up soon. Thursday Nov.10th at Irelands 32 and Friday Dec. 9th at Brainwash Cafe. All show info can be found at www.thetrims.net or facebook.com/thetrimssj Shankha: Thanks for coming over to our stu-

dio to shoot with BAYFashion Magazine. We enjoyed your music and are proud to feature you. Wish you guys the best of luck for all your musical endeavors.

Shankha: Gabriel, what are your immediately plans? Are The Trims about to pump up the volume and be seen everywhere?

Gabriel: Pump up the volume is RIGHT!!!! We are setting our sights on the major cities of the U.S.: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, NYC, Austin, Denver, etc. Playing shows to new audiences is very important in not only the success, but also the survival of a band. We plan on taking this as far as we can with whatever time we are given. The Trims Logo by Glenn Cardenas | llustration by David Mejia

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F E L Y TCHA C O by Emmanuel Nado

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IFelyf beauty is all it takes for success, well then Ivory Coast music sensation Tchaco embodies this quality and more. She is one of the San Francisco bay area music scene’s best kept secret. Born in Cote d’Ivoire the West Africa, Fely, s passion with music began in her early teenager years. She remembers escaping many nights to the neighborhood local bands. After realizing her path, Fely came home one day and told her father that music is what she would love to do. Against her father’s negative response, she decided to take matters in her own hands, left home and quit school, then later on joined a group in Yamoussoukro the political Capital as a lead singer.  In her native country the Cote d’Ivoire, competition is though as the country is home to many awesome performers and creators of many African music styles who have went to become international super stars such as Alpha Blondy and many more.   In her debut, Fely adopted Latin rhythms, mixed a good crafted musical style of her own, steeped in the traditional rhythm of both her gouro and Bete ethnic culture. She subsequently released 2 albums in the style.

A music video of one of the albums “Mon Espoir” (my hope) sung un French which featured an American actor Tinny Lister won the outstanding

music video honor for “Ivoire Clip Show” in 1998, on the national TV. Both albums critically acclaimed sent Fely on concert tours throughout West Africa and rocketed her to national stardom, reveling her talent as a singer songwriter, performer and dancer. Television appearances on many entertainment shows coupled with music magazines interviews making headlines celebrating her talents, Fely became a household name. Her latest release is “ aturite”, a collection of songs with a strong message of hope and peace not only for her country, but for the entire world. Fely sings in many different languages, English, French and in her native Gouro language, emphasizing on her cultural background, infused with traditional folk rhythms. The central theme of “Maturite” is Africa; Fely pays tribute to Africa for its contribution to the world. “Goba” the first track on the album has been selected as a finalist in the world music category by the international songwriting competition listening committee.

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F ely is a total package with a powerful persona, positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well specializing in rhythms of the forest like Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli etc...

F ely Tchaco wants to be the bearer of the unique rhythm and represent her culture through the music she grew up with. As she explains “our cul-

ture is disappearing, it is therefore my duty to break new ground throughout the United States and expose it to the audience. I am devoted to this.” As in her previous albums, Fely writes her songs and self-produces her albums. She also designs and assumes the art direction. As versatile she may be, she also has remained true to her roots.

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FELY PRODUCTION & SAUSALITO SEAHORSE PRESENT

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Fashion Show Designers showcase: Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry VioGemini Picky Fashion Elizabeth Ann Baker Couture Gail Shrive

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Makeup & Hair: Rebecca Staff & Gigirenee Heredia

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Solo exhibition of

Saturno Butto at Mishin Fine Arts San Francisco

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MODELS - MAKEUP - MORE

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Winner Mariam Wood

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The Most Beautiful Eyes of the Bay - October 2011

Sponsored by Swati Couture (www.swati.us) - The BAYFashion Magazine ‘Most Beautiful Eyes of the San Francisco Bay’ yeilded a surprise result. Mariam Wood, a housewife from the Bay Area garnered an astonishing 680 votes to emerge as a clear winner of the voting contest, followed closely by Jamie Safran, an upcoming model from the SF Bay. The Winner (facing page) Mariam Wood is the perfect example that picture perfect beauty is not the domain only of models and actresses but also of the everyday woman. She is a mother of 3 daughters and prides herself for being a efficient home maker and doting mother. We may have just helped Mariam launch a commercial modeling career as there are many avenues where the homely beauty will be a perfect fit to convince her kin that her choice should be their choice too. BAYFashion asked Mariam to let our readers know a little bit about her... “ Hi All, my name is Mariam Wood and I am an Afghan American. Growing up as an Afghan girl, modeling really wasn’t an option, but was always a dream of mine. I always wanted to pursue my dreams and today, I am proud to be an Afghan model. I was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s classic beauty as it still captivates everyone and I admire her magnificent poses. I am a proud mother of three beautiful daughters. I have always had a passion for modeling, but I devoted myself to my family first. My passion in life is to fulfill all of my goals in being the best mother to my children and pass on all the knowledge and experiences to them so that they can grow with all the wisdom. I love to go shopping with all my girls because we all have a passion for fashion. Shopping with my daughters is fun because we actually model all the different outfits in front of the mirror. My desires are to further grow in the modeling industry. I enjoy modeling because you can show your expressions not only through your body, but through your eyes. My life is whole and complete because I have a wonderful, supportive, loving husband and daughters who are my world” Mariam Wood Our Best Wishes are with Mariam. She wins an outfit from Swati Couture and gets entered into the BAYFashion ‘Super Model of 2012’ contest. by

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2nd Runner Up Shetal Waters Photo: Shankha Hair: CL Thompson Makeup: Aliya Qazi

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1st Runner Up Jamie Safran

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Alternative Fashion Story

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Everyone is falling for Summer by Adrienne Glenn This local bay area model has had a career of great success within the plus size industry; since 2007 when she started her career by modeling for the plus size clothing giant Torrid, she has been taking the modeling world by storm. Her lovely golden locks and California surfer girl looks can also quickly morph into a stunning high fashion profile, this is the making of a great and successful model. Features in numerous magazines, walking many runways, and striking poses for some leading clothing companies are just a few of her accomplishments. Part of Sumer Noelle’s success, is a result of her love for the world of fashion world and her desire to see more naturally sized women a part of it. Sumer tells us, “I really wanted to see more women like me on the pages of the fashion magazines that I bought each month and to ultimately be a part of a movement to change the popular opinion that only women that are under a size 6 are beautiful and desirable.”

Photos: Connie Leal Photography MUA: Twiggy Fung Clothing: Sealed With a Kiss Designs Jewelry: Bajalia

When asked what she likes most about being a model, she says, “It allows me to see and appreciate my beauty. I’m a wife and a mom of two amazing sons. Having that role is so rewarding; it’s the best job in the world. But it’s really nice to get to bring out another side of myself. I’m not only someone’s mom, or someone’s wife. I’m a woman, I’m beautiful, I’m sexy, I’m dynamic, I’m creative, I’m adventurous. Modeling does that for me…allows me to be something else for a little while.” Now that she has conquered this coast by working with major companies such as Torrid, Jill Alexander, Igigi, Sonsi, Eliza Parker, Macy’s, Chan.nel Karama, Levi’s, and Monif C she dreams of bigger and better opportunities. “I love where I’m at right now, but I’d love the chance to work with new clients, perhaps in New York or internationally. I guess my ultimate dream would be to be on the pages of a major fashion magazine.” Watch out world, here comes the amazing curves and natural beauty of Sumer Noelle, be sure to be ready to keep up with her!

Adrienne Glenn is the Alternative Fashion Editor at BAYFashion Magazine. She is a full time model. You can connect with her at Facebook.com/adrienne.glenn1

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by Joan Currie

Zumba is the dance and fitness phenomenon that is sweeping the globe. To date it boasts more than twelve million followers in 125 countries. Colombian-born Alberto Perez, or Beto, as he is known to his devotees, is the dancer, choreographer, and dynamic face of the Zumba brand. Beto told the Today show in August 2011 that the Zumba program was created in the 1990s when he was teaching aerobics classes. “ One day I needed to teach a class but I forgot my music. I only had in my bag one tape with different kinds of music. I had reggaeton, American music, Indian music, flamenco, international music, and I started to improvise for one hour,” Beto said. The students liked the combination of the different rhythms and dance moves. He could not have predicted that that lucky accident would be the start of an unparalleled Zumba fitness empire, that not only promotes Zumba classes but DVDs, music CDs, a video game, clothing, and accessories. “Zumba” is not a real word per se - it was developed to be the identifying brand name for Zumba fitness’ dance programs and products. There are more than a thousand Zumba classes within fifty miles of San Francisco. The classes typically last for one hour and include basic dance steps and aerobic movements. Check out any YouTube Zumba video and you will see how easy it is to follow the steps. The choreography not only incorporates the urban reggaeton style, but borrows from other dance genres as well: hip-hop, martial arts, Latin dances (merengue, chacha, mambo, samba, salsa), Bollywood, and belly dance. According to the Zumba Fitness website (www. Zumba. com), there are 6 types of Zumba Classes in addition to the basic one. Each class has a slightly different focus but uses the same dynamic music selections. Before beginning a new exercise program, it is important to consult with your doctor if you have any musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, metabolic, reproductive, auditory, or any other concerns to determine if Zumba is the right class for you. Expect loud music.

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Below is a breakdown of the different class options: Zumba - The basic Zumba class is described as “exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.” Expect to be fully engaged in the music, moves, and spirit of the class. Many class members become lifelong friends. 1. Zumba Gold – Baby Boomers, beginners, and those getting back into shape following an injury or inactivity will like this basic Zumba class with modifications in intensity, pacing, and positioning. The fun Zumba music and enthusiasm of the class sometimes makes it difficult to dance and exercise at a slower pace. 2. Zumba Toning – This class combines strength training with a cardiovascular workout. Expect to use props, called Toning Sticks, to help work specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, gluteus and leg muscles. 3. Zumbatomic - Four to twelve-year-old children will love the kid-friendly atmosphere of this class. The focus is on improving co-ordination and physical fitness in a non-competitive way. Expect to get the whole family involved in the fun of this class. 4. Zumba in the Circuit – This unique thirty-minute workout combines the basic Zumba dance-fitness workout with circuit training. Expect to burn a lot of calories. Instructors can modify this class to meet all students’ levels of fitness. 5. Zumba Gold Toning – Aimed at Baby Boomers and beginners, this class offers Zumba dance moves with strength, range of movement, and coordination training. 6. Aqua Zumba - Water aerobics has never been so much fun! This class combines the classic Zumba class with the challenge of an aquatic environment. The effects of buoyancy and resistance of the water make this class a great cardiovascular and toning workout. Expect to really enjoy this workout. Zumba classes provide an excellent way to get in shape and create a community of people who share the same love of exercise, dance, and music.

Joan Currie is a Bay area writer, photographer, and artist. Please see her beauty blog at www.satinandsand.com

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Take care of your Soul Windows

by Aliya Qazi

There is a saying that ‘Eyes are the Window to One’s Soul’. Our Eyes are the first thing that define our personality as we meet new people, one glimpse into a persons eyes gives and introduction to the very basis of their being. Eyes also makeup a large part of your beauty and need to be take care of to preserve their Eyes are the most delicate and sensitive part of your face therefore you need to take extra care of them. Early signs of aging can be seen on eyes before any other part of the face. Fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eye area are some of the most common problems. Stress and lack of sleep can make eyes look tired and dull. Smoking and too much alcohol are not only bad for overall health but also play a major role in premature aging. High quantity of sodium consumption can also result in eye bags due to fluid retention. In order to take care of your eyes maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamin A and antioxidants. Drink lots of water and get a good night’s sleep Do not wait till your 30’s or 40’s to start taking care of eyes as early as possible. Under eye area tends to get dry resulting in fine lines, turning into deep wrinkles. Invest in some good eye cream with vitamin A, E, PSP, Hyaluronic acid and aloe in it. Use your ring finger to massage around the eye area. Ring finger has the lightest touch, perfect for massage without putting too much pressure on the delicate eye capillaries. Massage in gentle tapping movement under the eye and on the brow bone. Avoid using eye cream on the lids because it can travel into your eyes resulting in eye irritation. Gentle lymphatic drainage massage around the eye contour i.e. massage in circular movement will reduce dark circles and puffiness and brighten up the eye area by removing toxins and improving blood circulation. Only use as much eye cream as suggested on the product, excessive use can make your eye look puffier and may cause acne and white heads on the cheeks.

Homemade masks are great to preserve the beauty of your eyes. Place fresh and crisp cucumber slices on your lids for a soothing effect. Make another antioxidant rich mask by refrigerating moist tea bags and placing them on your lids for ten to fifteen minutes. Protect your eyes from the sun damage. Always wear an Eye cream with the sun block in it, before going out in the sun. Wear sunglass with maximum protection against UV A and B. As for the makeup, always use quality products. To diminish the look of fine lines apply eye cream before wearing eye makeup. Cover the dark circles with an under eye concealer. Use mascara after curling your lashes. Fuller lashes add beauty and youth to your eyes. You can follow fashion trends related to eye makeup but always keep your eye shape in mind. If your eyes are too small avoid using black eyeliner in the waterline. Deep-set eyes do not require too much of contouring. For wide-set eyes apply more shadow towards the inner corners of the eyes and for close-set eyes apply shadow focusing more on the outer edges. Other factors to keep in mind are your age, occasion and the right amount of makeup. If you follow these beauty tips, your eyes and eye makeup both, will look flawless.

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BAYFashion Magazine November 2011 - Fall Editorial Issue brings together the BEST of the BAY Area Fashion Designers, Photographers, Models,...