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SI6X GEORGE PROMISE - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF MANUEL DOFFOU - CREATIVE DIRECTOR ORNELLA KONDO - FASHION EDITOR ZAC FOGAL - FASHION ASSISTANT SURINA NATH - LIFESTYLE EDITOR SARAH KENZI - LIFESTYLE CONTRIBUTOR CHLOE CLEROUX - LIFESTYLE CONTRIBUTOR ZANDILE CHIWANZA - COPY EDITOR ANITA-HOSANNA KANGABE -TALENT SCOUT KEYNES LUMINGU - GRAPHIC DESIGN

CONTRIBUTORS SHAMIM NAKHAI, VIKTORIYA BANKOVA, KARL HENZ FECU, KAY DOYLE, LACEY LEE, ANNETTE EJIOFOR , JODIANNE BECKFORD , ELDORA CRYSTAL, ERIC VANCE, RAADHAA SINGH, ZAB IQBAL, AFIA SHAH, BHAWNA YASHROY, NADIA SARFO, MAX JAMALI, FITCH JEAN, TINA CHANG, FERNANDO POIL, JAE FEINBERG, KATHERINE MCCLOSKEY, GARRY BLACK, DIANA BERMUDAZ, TANYA CLARKE, ADINA KRAUS, ALEX NAZAROV, BILLY WINTERS, THANDIWE MURIU, BEN BOND OBIRI ASAMOAH, KAY DOYLE, LACEY LEE, POLLEN NATION, RAMY RAPHAEL

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Editor’s Letter Krowd Majestic has been one of the most interesting and inspiring projects that we’ve had the pleasure of working on with a truly incredible team. Krowd plans on taking the politics out of Ottawa this year, by broadening the scope of the camera to show Canada what Ottawa truly has to offer. The definition of ‘Majestic’ is the portrayal of impressive beauty or dignity; both characteristics which Krowd was founded under. There are Majestic themes floating throughout this issue which have been created under our values of content quality. Our Majestic Issue displays a mixture of submissions from Canada, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, Kenya and Ghana. We hope you are able to welcome Krowd with open arms to be splendidly inspired with the latest in Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle for Spring/ Summer 2016. I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped one way or another in ensuring that this issue came out glamorously and successfully. We really hope to work with you all soon. Enjoy our majestic issue and please feel free to send us a review which would help us do better in our future issues. George Promise

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CONTENTS Noir Jaune Team and Contributors Editor’s Letter Contents

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Shaped In my Corset Grey Matters No Bounds Timeless Adventures Off the Wall Ottawa Needs Black Fashion Seduced My Style Hello Spring Floral Belle Enchanted 6 Wearable Trends for SP/SU Face Value HIS MAJESTY - Cover Editorial Tilt Pink Knit Urban Legend Let it glow Self La Vie En Rose

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SHAPED IN MY CORSET Photography: Alex Nazarov (AlexNazarov.com) Model: Nastya (Forward Management) Stylist: Simela Telioridi Make-up/Hair: Alena Brillar Corsets: Nadia Piskun Shoes: Elena Khromova Accessories: H&M Bodysuit: Etam

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grey MATTERS Photographer: BILLY WINTERS Stylist: DAHAE KIM Hair: CARRIE BAILON Makeup: TREJA MC CLISH (Yaby Cosmetics) Models: DYLAN at Stars, AARON at Look

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Wool tailored coats WHICHKIM, sweater (left) RAG AND BONE, (right) HOOD BY AIR.

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wool tailored coat WHICHKIM, sweater RAG AND BONE.

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Cotton knit sweater WHICHKIM.

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cotton zipper trimmed sweater WHICHKIM, sweater HOOD BY AIR.

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cotton dress shirt WHICHKIM.

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cotton asymmetrical double zipper jacket WHICHKIM, sweater HOOD BY AIR, pants PRADA.

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cotton zipper trimmed sweater WHICHKIM, pants GUCCI.

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wool blend mix jumpsuits WHICHKIM.

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Jacket: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER Top: IRO

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Coat: CYNTHIA STEFFE

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Dress: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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Coat: DONNA KAREN Shirt: DOLCE & GABBANA

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Off The Wall

Photographer: Garry Black Photo Assistant: Marc Bourget Model: Amelie Lamarche Makeup and Hair: Melanie Dallaire - Dazzling Faces Makeup Artistry Designer: Zarucci Location: Moscow Tea Room

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Ottawa Needs Black Fashion Article by: Annette Ejiofor Photography:Darrel Chirume Models: Janessa Alleyne & Rache Gibbs -Peggi Lepage Models. Makeup: Rosa-Lee Farquharson Stylist: Aziza Brown Location:Agha Khan Museum

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ithin mainstream white media and society, black individuals are being erased from traditionally black spaces. From the renaming of cornrows to boxer braids, and the highly sought after plum lips, black culture and black bodies, have been made consumable and/or turned into pieces of ‘art’ for white entertainment. Music videos of white artists feature female black dancers, twerking as they “shake it off.” The terrifying attempt to erase black individuals from what is inherently ours, profiting on this erasure, praising these aspects of blackness on white individuals, while simultaneously degrading, subordinating, and exterminating black individuals, is the real trend occurring in 2016. The presence of black individuals, within the sphere of art, and especially fashion and black culture, is the key towards reclamation. In Ottawa, a city packed with unique fashion and fashionistas, the presence of black individuals is dire in the maintenance, advancement, and protection, of black lives and black culture. The fascination of black features on white individuals is nothing new and ties back centuries to the early beginnings of post colonialism (and arguably earlier). It would be easy to pin point the list of celebrities that perpetuate this cultural and body appropriation of blackness and black features, but as avid consumers, non-celebrities are part of the problem. Within local communities, spaces traditionally meant for black individuals have been removed and replaced with non-black individuals. From Sophie Trudeau singing at a Black History Month event, to practical spaces like jobs. Last year Ottawa saw an additional example of this within the Bluesfest Music Festival. Ottawa Citizen assigned a white journalist to review Kanye West’s impeccable performance. Based on the journalist’s outside perception and understanding of black culture and Kanye West, the review was bland at best and tragically insulting at worst. There needs to be a presence of blackness.

Ottawa hosts multiple fashion and art events throughout the year. I have had the honour of attending a few and from attendance have seen a thirst for impeccable grace, talent, and glamour. The Nordstrom Winterlude Fashion Show, FLAUNT Ottawa, The Loft Gala, and the AMTI Showcase, are a few of the cities best events in fashion. Individuals come, laugh, drink, and ‘flaunt’ what they got. Ottawa is a city that loves fashion and glamour. The world thrives off of fashion and glamour as part of its pro consumer/ capitalist mandate. A mandate created and cultivated for the benefit of white individuals, particularly male. Seeing as how Canada deals with covert racism and America deals with overt racism, it is easy for those non people of colour to state that a city like Ottawa has enough blackness Majestic - 46

and everyone lives in harmony. The need and out cry for a reclamation of black culture and spaces, is proof that this belief, is false. Ottawa deals with covert racism daily; an experience, and daily reality, non people of colour [white people] do not face. Ottawa needs more opportunities and more open arms, for blackness. Ottawa needs more blackness to be heard and in essence, demanded.

The more individuals value black lives, as much as they do black culture, the more secure black lives become. The more black individuals are present within all spheres of life, especially spheres traditionally ours, the more secure black lives become, and the greater chance black individuals have at that “Glory.” From the classic suit and tie of the “Classic Man,” to the elegant gowns of Lupita Nyong’o, black fashion, as well as its art, have been making headlines both nationally and internationally. Zendaya Coleman’s presence, and that of other black celebrities, consistently display the importance of representation. The growth and admiration of black celebrities, especially that of black art, inspired such innovators as Kyemah Mcentyre, the eighteen-yearold black designer who curated her own African themed


prom dress. The growth and admiration of black celebrities, culture, and art, inspired other innovators like Egypt Ufele, a 10-year-old black girl who started her own plus-size clothing line after being bullied at school for her weight. The reclamation of black fashion is tied directly to the reclamation of black culture as it simultaneously declares that black lives truly do matter. The dominant presence of black individuals, cloaked in what is traditionally and inherently ours, alerts the world of our historic and current excellence. Ottawa is a city of fashion but within its fashion sphere, we need a more listening and understanding ear from our fellow fashionistas, as the spaces originally owned and curated by black people, are reclaimed. Reclamation does not equal segregation. Reclamation would equal proper representation, as well as consistent reminders of the importance, elegance, and necessity of black lives. The presence of black individuals in Ottawa through fashion is possible. In 2016, it should be the greatest trend.

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NOUHA JU L I EN N E Designer & Stylist Versatility; I love to wear items that can be worn in different ways that portray my different moods.�

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yMYE STYLE Every person expresses moods differently through what they wear and how they wear it. This is the power of STYLE, how you wear it and how it speaks!

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DOMINIQUE BA KE R Project Manager, Federal government & beauty blogger My style could be described as all over the place. I love glam, but I love a casual, “off-duty model� look too. My signature? Black leather moto jacket, distressed skinnies, booties and a boyfriend tee. Good jewelry is a must too!

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E V E LY N N KUBA Business Owner

I don’t have one style, I love to experiment with different styles, I wear whatever appeals to me, I love to switch up my style with the seasons, during the fall and winter I wear darker colours and have more of an urban casual style, during the summer and spring I’d describe my style as boho chic.

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SYMONE PER E D U R Creative Director, S&Co. Creative Studios I would say my style is very feminine and girly. I love PRINTS, lots of COLOUR especially pink. A lot of my style inspo comes from my mom who is my number one style icon and Betsy Johnson and Kate Spade. Public Relations student and also work for The Gap

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JAEDA LEBLANC AMTI Model I would say my style is very “street chic”. I’m comfortable with my wedges because I like runners and high heels and now the best of both. My outfit brings the feminine and strong side of me because it’s elegant and girly and with pants makes it stronger.

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FATIMA ABDULLAHI Student & model My style can vary depending on my mood . Sometimes I am girly and other times I can be edgy . Whichever the case may be I always make sure to make a statement.

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CHRISTIAN KONDO DJ, Producer & Event Planner The way I dress and present myself represents where I am today and where I project myself to be tomorrow. I realize that the way you dress is how you’ll be addressed. From personal experience, the classiness propels respect.

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SHAMIM NAKHAI Photographer I shoot fashion and I sometimes do street style where I move a lot, so I always try to keep my outfit as simple and comfortable as possible. I follow fashion weeks and my favourite FD’s such as Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta by Michele Taddei, Calvin Richard Klein, Alessandro Michele the creative director of Gucci etc. I don’t wear one specific brand, but anything that gets my attention and I feel that’d go well with my style and my character. If i’m going to take the time to buy something to wear, I think it needs to be something that I would wear forever. Black is my favourite colour and that’s 90% of my closet. I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.

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K AT I E HESSION Creator of YOW City Style My personal style is constantly evolving. I think it’s smart not to limit yourself by defining your style too much and instead have fun and experiment with trends you like and looks that inspire you. Regardless of the look I’m going for, I always like to make it my own with a splash of colour and a dash of quirk.

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SAGINE SEMAJUSTE Actress/Dancer/Model My style is as versatile as my hair. It changes from day to day. My confidence and smile are my constants:).

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GRACE ODUMO Professional Blogger My style is all about clean lines and fitted structures. I love looks that can easily be transitioned from the office to a night out with my girls!

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2016 Spring Clutch Collection

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Hello Spring Photographer: Viktoriya Bankova Wardrobe Stylist : Karl Henz Fecu MUAs : Maureen Tenniola, Zab Iqbal, Afia Shah, Raadhaa Singh, Bhawna Yashroy Hair Stylist : Diana Bermudaz & Afia Shah (only Kassandra’s hair) Models : Emily T, Adria, Rose, Savanah - AMTI, Kassandra (Power Model Management )

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Floral Trends for Wedding Season 2016 By Katherine McCloskey

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INDEX PICTURE AFTER COVER - HIS MAJESTY EDITORIAL: Photographer: Eric Vance, Models: Brandon Keel, Nakisa Fouladi, AMTI, Makeup: Maureen Tenniola , Hair stylist: Diana Bermudez, Tanya Clark CHOCOLAT VIOLET:Photographer: Ben Bond Obiri Asamoah (OAB Photography), Model: Ayisha Yakubu, MakeUp Artist: Fafali Opoku (Faces by Fali) NOIR JAUNE: Photographer: Ben Bond Obiri Asamoah Model: Laurie Frempong MakeUp Artist: Fafali Opoku (Faces By Fali SHAPED IN MY CORSET: Photography: Alex Nazarov (AlexNazarov. com), Model: Nastya (Forward Management), Stylist Simela Telioridi , Make-up/Hair: Alena Brillar, Corsets: Nadia Piskun, Shoes: Elena Khromova, Accessories: H&M, Bodysuit Etam GREY MATTERS: Photographer: BILLY WINTERS, Stylist: DAHAE KIM Hair: CARRIE BAILON, Makeup: TREJA MC CLISH (Yaby Cosmetics) Models: DYLAN at Stars, AARON at Look NO BOUNDS: Photographer: Tina Chang, Stylist: Vanessa Sanchez, Makeup Artist: Jenelle Forde, Hair Artist: Dat Tran at Dat Salon, Model: Pilar Cruz at B&M Models TIMELESS ADVENTURES: Photographer & Stylist: Eldora Crystal Model: Megan Harvey, Accessories: Aldo OFF THE WALL: Photographer: Garry Black, Photo Assistant: Marc Bourget, Model: Amelie Lamarche, Makeup and Hair: Melanie Dallaire Dazzling Faces Makeup Artistry, Designer: Zarucci, Location: Moscow Tea Room OTTAWA NEEDS BLACK FASHION: Photography:Darrel Chirume Models: Janessa Alleyne & Rache Gibbs -Peggi Lepage Models, Makeup: Rosa-Lee Farquharson, Stylist: Aziza Brown, Location:Agha Khan Museum URBAN LEGEND: Photographer: BILLY WINTERS, Hair &Makeup: TAMRA-MARIE, Stylist: DAHAE KIM, Influencer: ARI FRITZ, Location: OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA LET IT GLOW: Photography: Thandiwe Muriu, Makeup and Concept: Sinitta Akello, Model: Anjili Laura (Kenya’s Award Winning Top Model) SELF: Photographer: Fernando Poil, Model: Diana Akimova at Wanted Models, Makeup: Pamela Segura LA VIE EN ROSE: Photographer: Jessica Hobin, Model: Sharon Facsimile Makeup: Raadhaa Yashroy Singh. 6 WEARABLE TRENDS SP/SU: Photographer: Fitch Jean, MUA: Taryn Miller , Clothes from: Milks, Trustfunds & Roadtrips, Location: Little Jo Berry’s.

SEDUCED: Photography : Max Jamali, Model : KC (Amti Toronoto) Makeup : Nicole Rosati, Hair : Sarah Faraone , Stylist: Nicole Rosati METU STYLE: Photographer: Marjorie Lubin, MUA: Danika Malovic Model : Mahlet Seitu - AngelModels and Talent Agency, Clutches : Designer: Juliann Buchholz. MY STYLE: Photographer: Viktoriya Bankova and Doro Saiz (Christian Kondo picture) MUAs : Maureen Tenniola, Zab Iqbal, Hair stylist : Chineye Ifedi. HELLO SPRING: Photographer: Viktoriya Bankova, Wardrobe Stylist : Karl Henz Fecu, MUAs : Maureen Tenniola, Zab Iqbal, Afia Shah, Raadhaa Singh, Bhawna Yashroy, Hair Stylist : Diana Bermudaz & Afia Shah (only Kassandra’s hair), Models : Emily T, Adria, Rose, Savanah - AMTI, Kassandra (Power Model Management ) FACE VALUE: Photographer: BILLY WINTERS, Stylist: HECTOR GOMEZ, Grooming: DANIEL PALLARES, Model: JAEWON KYUNG at JE, Location: ST. BRIGID CHURCH, SAN FRANCISCO HIS MAJESTY:Photographer : Eric Vance, MUA : Maureen Tenniola, Hair stylists : Diana Bermudaz & Tanya Clark, Wardrobe Stylist : Eric Vance, Clothes from Nordstrom, Accessories : Aldo, Shoes : Zara, Stewart Weitzman TILT PINK KNIT: Model: Kepsi Bel , Chadwick Models, Photography: Adina Kraus, Make up: Ottavia Barber, Hair: Hiroko Okada, Fashion Design: Adele Katelanis

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