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Fashion & Industry Resource Magazine

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SPRING 2018

YEONSU KWON MODEL DJ

LIYA CLASSICAL MINIMALISM AOI TSUJIGUCHI SPRING LOOKBOOK

LINDA LAVALLEE TM

CREENISGAA CLOTHING

PEARL HONEYMAN MODEL FOR HIRE

LATEST HAIR TRENDS OF 2018 HOT FROM THE RUNWAYS

AOI TSUJIGUCHI


Editor’s Letter Welcome to the 2018 spring issue of La Mode!

Spring has come and it is that time again for a new wardrobe and fresh insight into designs and faces. In this issue we feature emerging designers, various models, and a mini photo shoot Cover Photo

of our own local spring look with cherry

Model: Aoi Tsujiguchi Photo: Alex Smith

blossom trees. As the cherry blossoms bloom, it

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is always a reminder of time moving

Patty Chomseng

forward, the beginning of a new year full

Editor

of resolutions. As the petals fall, gather-

Murray Johnston

ing in piles, only then are you reminded

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of all the work you have done up to this

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very moment that makes you who you

Editor-In-Chief, Dream Vision CEO

are today. The present. Based by the ocean side of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, La Mode continues to draw attention from fashion enthusiasts all over the world. The team at La Mode wishes you to

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find inspiration and ideas from these artists and hope the content inside will be influential in a positive light. Thank you for reading!

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38 Linda Lavallee Creenisgaa TM Clothing

44 Latest Hair Trends of 2018 Hot from the Runways

24 Aoi Tsujiguchi Japanese Makeup Artist

46 Aoi Tsujiguchi Spring Lookbook

28 Pearl Honeyman Model for Hire


Yeonsu Kwon YEONSU KWON is an aspiring DJ and has hoped to become one ever since she attended the Ultra Music Festival in Hong Kong. While at the festival, she discovered a worldwide-known DJ whose stage name is Zedd, and he has been her ultimate inspiration to pursue deejaying. Another role model for Yeonsu is Korean pop star CL of a K-pop group called 2ne1. With CL’s stylish bold fashion trends and goals to change how the world sees K-pop, no wonder Yeonsu looks up to her. The most difficult decision Yeonsu has ever made in her life was quitting her job in marketing. To most, it can lead to negative outcomes, but for her it has been the happiest moment. Her biggest supporters to help her through tough situations are her family and boyfriend, who is also a DJ himself. One word to describe Yeonsu Kwon is “everything.” If anyone thinks she cannot do something, Yeonsu will make it happen, and that is included in everything that she has accomplished to do. That being said, Yeonsu’s greatest achievement is being able to speak four languages that include Korean, Chinese, English and Russian. With special talents such as playing piano by ear, she was definitely born to love music. Besides deejaying, Yeonsu also enjoys cooking, eating and sleeping well — and of course listening to great music. To this day, a motto she has always followed is: “Life is short; do what you want.” Y.K.

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To this day, a motto she has always followed is: “Life is short; do what you want.”

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LIYΛ Classical Minimalism with a Decorative Touch “LIYA” is a women’s clothing brand based in Tbilisi, Georgia. LIYA’s clothing is often described as classical minimalism with a decorative touch. This brand first debuted in 2017 at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi. Whilst showcasing at the fashion show, LIYA had gained popularity from the international press, bloggers, and buyers. LIYA has also taken part in a new hand-made jewellery line, with their gold-pleated earrings being the most popular among customers.

Behind LIYA Designs LIYA GOGLIDZE was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and grew up in Moscow and Vienna. Using her first name as the brand of her fashion line, Liya has made herself well known as a designer drawing influence from the classics of the 1990’s. She got her BA degree in Fashion & Arts at the Polimoda School of Design in Florence and later continued her fashion studies in Milan at the IED (Istituto Europeo di Design). Subsequently, she also enrolled in the course, Visual Arts & History of Arts, at Vienna University in Austria, while simultaneously working at local modern galleries and on various art projects until graduation in 2010. Already prepping for a new collection in 2019, Liya plans to combine punk rock with hints of royalty, hoping to encase the woman in sensitivity, beauty and confidence! More of her designs can be found here at: www. instagram.com/liya__official/ L.G.

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We use heavy looking wool coats and jackets combined with light silk dresses worn over hand knitted turtleneck pullovers, all tight up with belts. It is always about the contrast of fabrics and use of colours to enhance the edginess of the classical cut. The material is cut into stripes like belts, which are attached to tops, coats and dresses — thus making the garment functional. The whole top can be changed in seconds just by altering the stripes.

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Aoi Tsujiguchi Japanese Makeup Artist

Aoi Tsujiguchi is a Vancouver-based makeup artist bringing contempo-

“As one colour fades, another is reborn.� After graduating from

rary style and Japanese

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concepts to life.

the makeup school in

MacDonald,

Born and raised in

Vancouver, the essence of

Kanazawa, Japan, grow-

her work can be observed

ing up in an area with

as merging Japanese

distinct seasonal contrast,

landscape with traditional

her eye for harmony of

pattern and design.

colour and texture was intrigued.

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Pearl Honeyman model for hire

PEARL Honeyman (Onyx Chalcedony) is a model who was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. Spending the last decade living in Saskatoon, she returned to Vancouver just last year to refresh and restart her journey in pursuit of happiness and personal well-being. Pearl has jumped into the modelling industry headfirst and strives to learn about the industry and her involvement within it. She has had much success in a relatively short time because of her eagerness to improve at every opportunity she is given. During her youthful years, Pearl had struggled to truly blossom in modelling due to culinary school and the responsibilities with becoming a chef. Her passion for modelling and photography was there, but the opportunities were minimal along with her self-confidence. Photography, however, has always been a passion since. This form of expression helped her with anxiety and self-esteem during adolescence that we all endure as teenagers. Presently she is a model for hire and has received numerous endorsements and commendations on the work she has produced in the past six months. Pearl’s personal quote in which she has always believed in is, “if you put in the work, the results will come,� and they have. Coming from the kitchen as a chef where reliability and consistency is everything, she brings these strengths with her as a professional model. O.C.

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Linda Lavallee Creenisgaa TM Clothing

Coldwater First Nation, February 2015; CBC photoshoot on the Vedder River 2014; New York Couture Fashion Week 2013; National Aboriginal Fashion Week 2012 + 2013; Montreal Lake Cree Nation photo shoot 2012; Hope National Aboriginal Day Fashion Show 2011. creenisgaa also participated at Fashion Speaks in support of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women September 2015 at the Kamloops Pow Wow grounds and in the West Coast Women’s Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford in October 2015.

About the Designer Linda Lavallee is a fashion designer and founder of Creenisgaa TM clothing from the Hamlet of Timber Bay, Saskatchewan.

About Creenisgaa TM Creenisgaa

TM

Linda Lavallee was raised in Timber Bay,

clothing (cnc) produces lines of

Saskatchewan where she watched and learned from

clothing for children and adults plus a modern

her mother, aunts and grandmothers how to bead

adaptation/interpretation of traditional Woodland

and sew with moose hide. She continued to design

Cree boots. The custom-made, hand-crafted wear-

and sew at night over the years while working

able-art, leather boots are inspired by both Cree

during the day for various First Nations organiza-

and Nisga’a cultural traditions. Each pair of boots

tions. She attended Shoe School in Port Townsend,

are brought to life through prayer to the Creator,

Washington. In 2004 she started Creenisgaa

in which the wearer of the boots will walk in health,

clothing with her husband & partner, Luugigyoo

happiness and safety.

Patrick Reid Stewart, PhD, an architect, who is a

TM

citizen of the Nisga’a Nation.

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Cory Lavallee (Linda’s son) and Luugigyoo

has participated in fashion shows

Patrick Reid Stewart are the main artists for cnc.

and photo shoots since its beginning, including

Cory’s Cree-inspired artwork is a blend of contem-

most recently, the Chilliwack Pow Wow Fashion

porary themes and traditional line-work. Patrick’s

Show, July 2015; the Women’s Conference at

artistic inspiration is based in traditional Nisga’a

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stories and cultural protocols. Linda, Patrick and

is. I’m pretty hard on myself but I am glad I have

Cory live on Tzeachten First Nation near Chilliwack,

my husband who supports me.

British Columbia.

When I moved to BC with my children in 2000 we were quite poor, however I sure loved the west

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coast clothing that designers like Dorothy Grant

Imagine getting pregnant at 18 with no skills,

produced. We couldn’t afford them, so I asked my

single and on welfare. My father said, “since you’re

husband to create designs that I could sew. This is

single and have no way of supporting yourself,

how we started creenisgaa TM . When you are poor

your mom will teach you how to bead.” I can still

but want to dress like a ‘million bucks’ you make it

feel the tears flowing down my face as I strung my

yourself. I was lucky enough to have friends who

first row of beads. My fingers hurt from the tough

had amazing sewing skills that have helped me

leather and my beads were so crooked on the that

along the way. I made my wedding dress that had

I begged my mother to help me. My mother’s face

a Nisga’a wolf and killerwhale applique in front and

beamed as I showed her my sloppy work. I remem-

feathers and akoya buttons on the train.

ber her telling me what nice work it was, but I knew

Whenever I want to do something new, I figure

better. She could make moccasins with her eyes

out how to get there, whether its watching YouTube

closed. She knew when to pucker the leather just

videos or asking friends

right. As many times I tried, they just never looked

who may know how to

like my mom’s. I remember being so angry at my

do it. That is what I did

dad for forcing me to learn this craft. He lectured

when I learned to use

me at that time, “nobody will help you put food on

porcupine quill beading

the table so you will learn to support yourself and

or moose-hide tufting. I

your child.” It has taken me years to learn. Even

am still learning but I will

now... I say a little prayer of thanks and say, “look

get there. At the moment

dad and mom, thank-you”. I have learned that no

we are making 200 tote

matter how hard life is or how many tears you shed,

bags for the 2018 Venice

just have a good cry and then get back and keep

Architecture Bienniale

going. You will surprise yourself on what you can

and 200 medicine bags

accomplish. You will find those people that believe

to be given out for the

in you and whenever you are feeling like, “what’s

VIPs. The opportunities

the use?” You go to them and they will remind you

are endless, if you have

how beautiful you are or how amazing your work

the time. L.L.

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Latest Hair Hot from “THERE’S a little of every artist in their work,” said Dr. Ana Stelline in the movie ‘Blade Runner 2049.’ Appropriately enough, the latest spring hair trends observed on the runways enunciate the massive talent of our modern hairstylists. These trends are for the free-souled diva, the hardworking lady-boss, the teenage high school heartthrob, and for women from all walks of life. Fashion is for everyone, and everyone will benefit from reading my must-see lineup of the latest spring hairstyles for 2018.

Turn Heads with This Double Pony Best suited for the ladies who love to turn heads, but want to spend minimum time in front of the mirror. This perfect school girl hairdo lets a couple of strands loose in the front to cover sides of your face. Tie your hair at the back with double ties; leave space between both ties. Voila! Simple, well-crafted and the perfect blend of naughty and nice. I can’t wait to try this myself, ha!

Curly Hair Don’t Care For all the ladies out there who spend so much time straightening their hair, I have good news! Own your natural volume and bounce with this look and let them jaws drop. Brushed-out curls are back in fashion and we are totally here for it. You got your curls, just get a brush and let it go … Keep it frizzy, a bit even on both sides and when you hit that sweet spot between elegant and wild, that’s it. Another great hairstyle trend that most women can adopt easily.

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Trends of 2018 the Runways Straight Up Royalty We got the curly haired ladies covered, but don’t think I forgot about the silky straight-haired beauties. Now, this trend has been a real eye-catcher at the Versace shows. Ever wanted to feel like royalty? This is your opportunity. Wearing gold hair accessories, especially barrettes, is one of the most talked about spring hairstyle trend. Glamorous doesn’t even begin to define this look. Comb or straighten your hair and wear tasteful gold accessories. Word of warning: it’s spring, not Christmas, so go easy on the hair decoration.

The Taylor Swift Look You don’t have to be a Taylor Swift fan to admit that her latest hairstyle is straight up glamorous. Those front bangs coupled with frizzy side fringes that are just a bit past the shoulder length and in that hair shade, truly a work of art! Let me tell you this; if you want to look sexy, classy and exude confidence, this should be your go-to look.

No Scrunchy, No Party I have been following fashion for some time now and scrunchies sort of complete a classic spring look. Scrunchies in cool shades have been a huge hit on all major runway shows. This is perfect for us ladies; just imagine how many hairstyles we can support with a scrunchy. What a time to be alive! How about that for latest spring hairstyles of 2018? I can’t wait to try all these, this spring. What about you?

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Lookbook

Aoi Tsujiguchi Spring Lookbook

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