LA DE DA Magazine Issue 8

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LA DE DA ISSUE 8

Liana Paula

ladylike

fashion

in bloom

Eat up springtime fashion in Charlie McKay’s chic and fun editorial

Featuring

Photography by

arsenii gerasymenko Candice Ghai Tiger Gomez Martyna Gumula Viktoria Ovcharenko TJ Manou Charlie McKay Jessica Portillo Denys Trofimchuk Carlos Velez

Featured designer

Meet the designer and her handcrafted jewelry



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Photography by Charlie McKay | Models Freddie & Montana @ NEVS | Hair by Ferdinando Mariella MakeUp by Jen Pike | Styling by Suave Gordon & Syra Costa | Wardrobe by Asudari


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Contents

Victoria Ovrachenko Difference

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Martyna Gumula In the Air

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Charlie Mckay Washington Crescent

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Victoria Ovrachenko The Room

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Denys Trofimchuk Crushed Blue Velvet

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LIANA PAULA Featured Designer

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Candice Ghai Harrow’s Dream

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Jessica Portillo Nowhere is Pink

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Carlos Velez Republic of Denim

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TJ Manou Teen Spirit

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Arsenii Gerasymenko Trigger Happy Hands



LA DE DA LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Springtime is here in full bloom! Femininity takes over with editorial contributors represented from coast to coast of the US, England, Poland, and Ukraine. Our featured designer is Liana Tabecek of Liana Paula Jewelry from Jacksonville, Florida. She creates beautiful handcrafted designs made from high quality and natural materials of the earth with a purpose of inspiring one’s soul to rock everyday. She says that her jewelry can serve as a reminder to live fully and peacefully, and go after what drives you. The cover story, Washington Crescent, features a quirky juxtaposition of beautifully stylish women with some savory and delicious fare. Feast on these delightful images from all our brilliant contributors in this Spring 2015 issue, and let us know what you think!

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Jennifer Chabri Editor-in-Chief

EDITORIAL CREDITS Editor-in-Chief Creative Director Jennifer Chabri Copy Editor Layout Editor Argie Mitra Contributors Arsenii Gerasymenko Candice Ghai Tiger Gomez Martyna Gumula Viktoria Ovcharenko TJ Manou Charlie McKay Jessica Portillo Denys Trofimchuk Carlos Velez

Ashley Wright

We currently have an open submission call for upcoming issues. Designers and artists of all media are also encouraged to submit their press packs for consideration as featured artists. For info and guidelines, please visit

http://www.ladedamag.com/submissions All photography and art are featured in LA DE DA with consent of the artist(s). Design and editorial content of LA DE DA Š 2015.


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dress WAREHOUSE jacket LOVE REPUBLIC opposite page: jacket MARKS & SPENCER skirt ZARA top ASOS shoes ALDO

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DIFFERENCE Photography Viktoria Ovcharenko Model Viktoria Sklyarskaya 1mother agency Hvair Yulia Sazanovich Makeup Katerina Talan Styling Anna Tarayan ISSUE 8 LA DE DA | 9


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long vest H&M skirt PINKO shoes GUESS

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suit LIA SYN stockings PENTI shoes ALDO

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In the Air Photography Martyna Gumuła Model Ola D’Vision Make-up & Hair Emilia Staciwa Aleksandra Zalewska Styling Aleksandra Urbanowska

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top MIMI BOUTIQUE OLD PAPER MILL shorts H&M shoes DEEZEE coat BŁAŻEJ TELIŃSKI

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top BŁAŻEJ TELIŃSKI pants MIMI BOUTIQUE OLD PAPER MILL opposite page: dress & belt MIMI BOUTIQUE OLD PAPER MILL coat BLUE SHADOW / SHOWROOM KHAKI

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skirt DAN HEN / SHOWROOM KHAKI jacket ORSAY / SHOWROOM KHAKI vest PIKIEL / SHOWROOM KHAKI opposite page: dress AGNES MARTINI / SHOWROOM KHAKI pants BŁAŻEJ TELIŃSKI shoes DEEZEE / SHOWROOM KHAKI

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top, jacket, & shorts BŁAŻEJ TELIŃSKI shoes DEEZEE / SHOWROOM KHAKI opposite page: top BŁAŻEJ TELIŃSKI pants MIMI BOUTIQUE OLD PAPER MILL

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sweater BLUE SHADOW / SHOWROOM KHAKI skirt DAN HEN / SHOWROOM KHAKI opposite page: skirt DAN HEN / SHOWROOM KHAKI jacket ORSAY / SHOWROOM KHAKI vest PIKIEL / SHOWROOM KHAKI

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washington crescent Photography Charlie McKay

Models Freddie & MOntana NEVs Hair Ferdinando Mariella MakeUp Jen Pike Styling Suave Gordon Syra Costa 24 | LA DE DA www.ladedamag.com


white dress DAVID ROSS opposite page: top & trousers ASUDARI

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top ASUDARI

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blue dress Lulu Liu London orange dress DAVID Ross opposite page: top & trousers ASUDARI

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top Asudari accessories Katalin merksz millinery london

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fur jacket Neil Barrett pants T. Timofeeva

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The Room Photography Viktoria Ovcharenko Model Daria Tsereteli Make-up Tamriko Levchenko Hair Yulia Sazanovich Styling Irina Dovgenko

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dress A.V. shoes Rodo Firenze

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dress YANA CHAPLYGINA shoes Alard Martin

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fur jacket SLY opposite page: jumpsuit P.A.R.O.S.H.

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Crushed Blue Velvet Photography Denys Trofimchuk

Makeup Lindsay Delgado

Model Samayah Jaramillo Smart Model Management

Designer Victor Aguirre

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LDD Featured Designer Originally created for Liana Paula herself, her namesake line invokes confidence and inspiration for every free-spirited woman wearing her unique jewelry. Read on to learn more about the Floridian designer. 46 | LA DE DA www.ladedamag.com


LDD: Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what got you started in design? Liana Paula: I’m a Jacksonville, FL native. During years in the corporate world, I enjoyed my share of “retail therapy” but got increasingly tired of searching for jewelry that fit my style – I rarely found it. At the end of one long, unsuccessful hunt for the right piece, I found myself compelled to just design one myself. Inspired by my long time obsession with the power of crystals (and a hot new outfit), I ventured out to find the right materials and ended up creating the perfect piece. When I was finally done, I really liked the way it looked, but fell in love with how it made me FEEL.

What is special about your designs and makes them stand out? My collection is designed for strong, free spirited women who are in tune with their intentions and actively chasing down their dreams. I believe that wearing a little something cool to remind you of your intentions helps you focus on manifesting them. My jewelry features organic energies that have healed and inspired us for centuries, while promoting inner strength and focus. They act as a playful reminder that you can rock anytime, anywhere. My pieces stand out because they are unique. I source the highest quality, natural materials including semi-precious stones, wood, leather and lava to handcraft pieces that can endure the journey. ISSUE 8 LA DE DA | 47


“Everyday, I’m inspired by the beauty around me, and I love when a remarkable person, place, or experience can be transformed into jewelry.” Each piece is truly “limited edition” because no two are identical – they came out of the earth – not a mold. So, when you’re drawn to a piece, I always say “get it while you can, because when it’s gone – it’s gone.” I can’t make that same one again. What’s your favorite part about conceptualizing a design? I love how fast an everyday thought can manifest into a new piece of jewelry. When a random question goes through my mind (like, “What necklace would go with this dress?”), a new design pops in my head, and sometimes I can create it quick enough to wear out that night. Designing trumps shopping every time – you just can’t beat the efficiency! What matters to you most as a jewelry designer? The feeling a person gets when they wear my jewelry is what’s most important to me. The best feedback I receive is when a customer tells me they feel beautiful wearing my jewelry, and that they can’t wait to rock a new piece!! One of my favorite quotes comes from Maya Angelou – “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” How do you prepare for a trunk show, fashion shoot or show? Any special rituals? The nights leading up to a big event, you’ll find me up long after midnight making last minute touches on my collection and creating a brand new piece or two to be featured on the big day. I like the element of surprise and events are a perfect way to pull that off. How would you define your personal style? My personal look is a blend of classic comfort meets modern style. It’s all about what feels good to me in that moment and having fun. Most days I’m rocking flowy tops with skinny jeans but for date night, you’ll find me in something sexy and black and lots of jewelry of course!! Not to mention, I’m obsessed with everything designed by my dear friend, Erin Healy. With that said, how would you define the style your line exemplifies? My line radiates effortless chic and it’s all about accessoriz48 | LA DE DA www.ladedamag.com

ing the attitude of the wearer. She could be anywhere – beach resort, night on the town, yoga – and the piece she’s wearing expresses her inner beauty. It’s hard to neatly classify my style, because I combine the classic beauty of metal with the bohemian spirit of natural materials like sharks teeth, stones and snakeskin to bring a unique look and feel to my collection. Where do you get your inspiration? Everyday, I’m inspired by the beauty around me, and I love when a remarkable person, place or experience can be transformed into jewelry. On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I was mesmerized by the colorful island landscape and tranquil blue oceans, so those elements are reflected in my 2015 Spring/ Summer collection. I also draw deep inspiration from a near death experience I encountered after a 2008 head injury and brain surgery. When I awoke in ICU, I was filled with a sense of inner peace, love, and enlightenment like I’ve never felt before. While I had plenty of healing to do, I was inspired to begin my journey through manifesting my desires, overcoming my fears and being the best woman I can be, each and every day. I couldn’t be more thankful for my amazing life and the beautiful gifts the universe continues to share with me. My jewels are the extension of that feeling – they are how I can share it with others. Who are your favorite jewelry designers and/or brands? Classic designers like, Tiffany & Co. and David Yurman, have always grabbed my attention. But, I’ve recently discovered Bora Jewelry - a captivating line of handcrafted accessories influenced by Mediterranean culture and traditions from many centuries ago. Absolutely stunning!! What advice do you have for aspiring jewelry and accessory designers? Network, network, network!! How will people know about your gorgeous designs if they’ve never seen them? Word of mouth is the most powerful way to promote your business and networking through friends and family is a great start. Remember, people are going to tell you no, but that’s ok - there’s someone out there looking for your style right now. They just haven’t seen it yet.


Where can our readers get their own Liana Paula jewelry? Check out www.lianapaula.com to shop anytime – anywhere. Then, visit the ‘Stores’ tab for a list of our premier boutiques. If you’re looking for a custom piece of jewelry or something special that isn’t on the website, click ‘Contact’ to send a message and we can have some fun designing something together. Also, be sure to follow Liana Paula Jewelry on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on new trends and upcoming events.

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“I couldn’t be more thankful for my amazing life and the beautiful gifts the universe continues to share with me. My jewels are the extension of that feeling – they are how I can share it with others.” Liana Paula

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Photography Tiger Gomez Studio Models Devon Christenson DeAna Nicole

Makeup Lia Croke Hair Benjamin Ekes Styling Jenn VonHaegen

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Harrow’s Dream Photography Candice Ghai Twin Sisters Photography Models Roberta Blackmer Sonia Lavier Makeup Rene Lathers Mark Andre Limon Headdress Designer Shalottlilly ISSUE 8 LA DE DA | 55


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Nowhere is Pink Photography Jessica Portillo

Models Laura Pitkute & Chelsea Mark M models Hair Danielle Rotella Makeup Jena Warwick Styling Anna Galle Assistant David Wang leather jacket, printed shirt, red belt, ‘cuir verni’ bag VINTAGE velvet & gold lamé tube skirt TOPSHOP shoes SONIA RYKIEL for H&M

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clothing AMERICAN APPAREL tassel earrings Suztwan Delux clear rings Nasty Gal

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jeans H&M bra, wedges, & hat Urban Outfitters

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Republic of Denim Photography Carlos Velez

Model Shelby Israel Agency Red Models NYC Makeup Toni Nicole Stylist Carlos Velez

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jacket H&M pants Top Shop booties H&M hat Zara opposite page: sweater H&M skirt American Apparel sandals Michael Kors

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bra & shirt Top Shop heels FOREVER 21 hat Zara opposite page: top: overalls H&M hat Zara sneakers American Apparel bottom: shirt H&M shortalls Nasty Gal sneakers American Apparel

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Teen Spirit Photography TJ Manou

Makeup Bethany Garita

Model Ineka & Impy Next Models, LA

Styling Jennifer Annang

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Styling Assistant Alphi Black


black & white tank Fifteen Twenty red top with embellished sleeves Line & Dot skirt LATS bracelets Nissa Jewelry, Vintage opposite page: blazer GUSTAVO CADILLE plaid shirt TOPSHOP button down FIFTEEN TWENTY pants campbell Brand jewelry Deepa Gurnani

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button down Fifteen Twenty faux fur Line & Dot yellow tank Rebecca Minkoff pants karen kane shoes TOPSHOP

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printed top Fifteen Twenty faux fur Line & Dot leather jacket G Star necklaces Nissa Jewelry, Vintage pants Single Dress by Galina Sobolev belt Express boots Tsubo

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lace top For LOve & Lemons black flower top & jewelry Vintage skirt FIFTEEN TWENTY opposite page: button down fifteen twenty sweater Karen Kane red plaid pants Motel shoes Carlo Pazolini ring Maya

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Trigger Happy Hands Photography Arsenii Gerasymenko Model Liza Al Model Management Makeup & Styling Dara Dukhnovskaja Wardrobe NOMBRE DE IDENTIFICATION 76 | LA DE DA www.ladedamag.com


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