LA DE DA SUMMER 2014
FEATURING Igal Amar Eldad Carin Liz Besanson Mioara Dragan Erynn Dostaler Vania Elise Robert Fenn Mariela Feliz Fernandez Elizabeth Grinter Martyna Gumula Lauren Gherardi Niccolus Johnson Jinette Lopez TJ Manou Kevin Michaels Argie Mitra Mike Mor Autumn Paciorek Paolo Prisco James Robinson Kern Thompson Charlie Warren
NIGHT FALLS Steamy Beauty Shoot by Elizabeth Grinter
Featured Designer MARLEE JADE The Summer Essentials
Beauty & Travel Guides by
PAULINA PEREZ SUAVE GORDON
Contents MARTYNA GUMUŁA Bejeweled Beauty
PAOLO PRISCO Deep Red
IGAL AMAR Enigma
NICCOLUS JOHNSON Illuminating Glam
LIZ BESANSON Mondain
JINETTE LOPEZ In Bloom
MIKE MOR Urban Legend
JAMES ROBINSON Wild
ELIZABETH GRINTER Night Falls
KERN THOMPSON From Silence
AUTUMN PACIOREK Rise of a Warrior: An Apocalyptic Tale
MARIELA FELIZ FERNANDEZ Rebellious
ELDAD CARIN Introspectral
TJ MANOU Tragic Quest
ARGIE MITRA Boho Blooms
VANIA ELISE fleur sombre
ELIZABETH GRINTER A Taste of Summer
MARLEE JADE COLLECTIONS Featured Designer Kate Dahlberg
CHARLIE WARREN Basking in the Glow
KEVIN MICHAELS Work Hard Play Hard
MIOARA Sun Daze
SUAVE GORDON Summer Style Guide
ROBERT FENN Shoreside
PAULINA PEREZ Summer Beauty Essentials
On the Cover:
PHOTOGRAPHY · ELIZABETH GRINTER MODEL · EDYN MACKNEY HAIR & MAKEUP · MIA CONNOR STYLING · BRITTANY MOROKO
LA DE DA magazine
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR I can’t believe it’s been a year already since our debut issue! And it just keeps growing and growing. We have more than doubled the amount of feature editorials, and have had a wonderfully growing number of submissions. It has truly been fantastic being able to network and showcase amazing talent from across the globe. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all our talented contributors. We could not do it without you. This LA DE DA issue embodies summer to the fullest, featuring colorful swimwear, enticing beauty, and young and fun street style shoots. The editorials range from clean and chic to gritty and edgy. We even include a few conceptual works, from dark Maleficent-inspired imagery to a post-apocalyptic emergence of a warrior. Kate Dahlberg, creator of Marlee Jade Collections is our featured designer this month, and her spread in this issue showcases her beautiful nature-inspired jewelry. Flower crowns remain Summer’s biggest hair accessory trend and stylist and designer Argie Mitra shares how to wear it. Celebrity makeup artist Paulina Perez shares with us her favorite summer beauty essentials, and stylist Suave Gordon picks fabulous wardrobe for summer travelers. Enjoy and let us know what you think! You can stay connected with us online for updates and extra content. We would love to hear from you!
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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 Igal Amar Eldad Carin Liz Besanson Kate Dahlberg Mioara Dragan Erynn Dostaler Vania Elise Robert Fenn Mariela Feliz Fernandez Elizabeth Grinter Martyna Gumula Lauren Gherardi Niccolus Johnson Jinette Lopez TJ Manou Kevin Michaels Argie Mitra Mike Mor Autumn Paciorek Paolo Prisco James Robinson Kern Thompson Charlie Warren
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
BEJEWELED PHOTOGRAPHY MARTYNA GUMUﾅ、
STYLING ALEKSANDRA URBANOWSKA MODEL KAROLINA @ REBEL MODELS MAKEUP MICHAL SADOWSKI HAIR ANNA NERKO
jewelry REPUBLIKAART jewelry ORSKA - REM
rings SYLWIA KISS OPPOSITE: jewelry ORSKA - REM
jewelry ORSKA - REM OPPOSITE: jewelry ORSKA - FROST
DEEP RED PHOTOGRAPHY, STYLING, MAKEUP, & HAIR PAOLO PRISCO MODEL JESSICA MCNAMARA
WARDROBE PROVIDED BY ZARA AND ZARA MAN, MONTECARLO OTHER WARDROBE BY TOP SHOP, H&M, SONIA RYKIEL FOR H&M, STEPHEN JONES MILLINERY TRIBUTE, JANINE DELBONO, HERMÈS, AND VINTAGE
enigma PHOTOGRAPHY IGAL AMAR MODELS MARGO VERED & ORTAL AHARON HAIR ALECHKO CHEPEL MAKEUP SIVAN OREN STYLING YANA ZERNITSKY
ILLUMINATING GLAM TEAM FASHION LEAGUE
CREATIVE DIRECTOR NICCOLUS JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTOS VAN NATHAN MODEL ALIYAH SIMMONS @ ADVANTAGE TALENT AGENCY
HAIR EBONEE SHELTON @ NATURALLY YOU SALON MAKEUP AISHA DALY WARDROBE STYLIST SHERENE JOHNSON RETOUCHER BRANDON CLINE-JONES ASSISTANTS NORMAN, NILSEN, NORMAN JR, CATHY, CEPHUS
MONDAIN PHOTOGRAPHER LIZ BESANSON MODEL LAURA BROPHY
In Bloom PHOTOGRAPHER JINETTE LOPEZ
MODEL FERNANDO CUASCUT MAKE UP ARTIST ELYSE VICTORIA
URBAN LEGEND PHOTOGRAPHY MIKE MOR
PRODUCTION SHAY KEDEM CREATIVE MASTERCLASS MODELS BAR WISCHNIA & MIRI DOMARK MAKE UP IRINA LECHT & SHIRAN NATASHA ROUSAK STYLING NIR COLCHER WARDROBE DATU FASHION
Wild PHOTOGRAPHY JAMES ROBINSON
MODEL REBECCA THOMPSON HAIR DARREN HAYES MAKEUP LAURA THRAN WARDROBE YOUNG DUMB AND HIGH-STRUNG PHOTO ASSISTANT AUTUMN PACIOREK RETOUCHING/POST PROCESS DARYNA BARYKINA LOCATION THOMPSON ENTERPRISES
NIGHT FALLS PHOTOGRAPHY ELIZABETH GRINTER
MODEL EDYN MACKNEY @ EMG MODELS HAIR & MAKEUP MIA CONNOR STYLING BRITTNEY MOROKO 58
dress CAMILLA & MARC bracelet, ring, & earrings ADORNE mixed bracelets BELLE COLLECTION
necklaces PEEPTOE, LOVISA ring ADORNE earrings HOTSY TOTSY
top BARDOT necklace & ring ADORNE earrings HOTSY TOTSY
necklaces PEEPTOE, LOVISA ring ADORNE earrings HOTSY TOTSY
bra ELLE MACPHERSON necklace SIAN JOHANSEN
dress SASS necklace DESIGN STUDIO
FROM SILENCE PHOTOGRAPHER KERN THOMPSON
MODEL BONNY SEVERIJNS @ AENPMODELS MAKEUP JOYCE VAN IWAARDEN
RISE OF A WARRIOR AN APOCALYPTIC TALE PHOTOGRAPHY AUTUMN PACIOREK MODEL LAUREN ELIZABETH HAIR TINA KRINHOP MAKEUP VANESSA BAUTISTA STYLING JENNIFER CHABRI ASSISTANT CALEESTA JONES
halter CHABRI leggings AMERICAN APPAREL bangles CIRCA SIXTY THREE shoes AMBERLEE BY SCENE
black & copper jacket CHABRI
REBELLIOUS PHOTOGRAPHER MARIELA FELIZ FERNANDEZ HAIR & MAKEUP ANNETTE BRAEGAS MODEL KELSEY HALL WARDROBE STYLIST & CLOTHING DESIGNER DAISY FRANCIS ASSISTANT TIAGO SILVA
top & pants LILAMIST earrings DAVE+ESTY
INTROSPECTRAL PHOTOGRAPHY ELDAD CARIN
MODEL & STYLING YASMINE LEVI MAKEUP BAR BARAK
top & pants ALMA BANKER earrings DAVE+ESTY
top & pants LILAMIST earrings DAVE+ESTY
top & pants LILAMIST earrings DAVE+ESTY BELOW: top & shoes STYLIST’S OWN pants LILAMIST earrings DAVE+ESTY OPPOSITE: dress ALMA BANKER
dress LILAMIST bracelet & earrings DAVE+ESTY
dress ALMA BANKER bracelet & earrings DAVE+ESTY
TRAGIC QUEST PHOTOGRAPHY TJ MANOU MODEL CLAUDIA SERVEN MAKEUP & HAIR TEAL DRUDA STYLING JUANITA LONDONO
dress XTAREN jewelry VINTAGE
dress ANNIE’S ANTIQUES rose hat CINDY CEE necklace MS SCANDAL boots REPORT SIGNATURE jewelry VINTAGE
dress & necklace MS SCANDAL corset SERAPHIM FLIMS headpiece CINDY CEE OPPOSITE: dress ABIGAIL BRIDAL COUTURE headpiece BEAUTIFUL DAY jewelry VINTAGE fur coat BEULAHA
BLOOMS PHOTOGRAPHY LAUREN M. GHERARDI MODEL PERRIN BILLE HAIR HOLLAND MORGAN WORDS & STYLING ARGIE MITRA
HAIR FLORA This summer, the floral crown trend continues to go strong. Sexy siren Lana Del Rey is largely responsible for bringing this look to the masses, but if you’re still lost on the how to wear it, look no further. We love the hippie inspiration behind the look, so invoke your bohemian spirit and read on. Of course, this look has been around for as long as flowers have been around, so it’s no surprise that there are a myriad of ways to wear it. Upon first glance, pretty petals in the hair evoke femininity and grace, but they can be styled to create sexy, funky, or bohemian looks. Even if you’re wearing a demure ringlet of buds, flowery hair is a statement. Pull off the look by wearing a no-fuss hairstyle, like textured waves or a messy topknot. The contrast of bright, colorful, and pristine flowers against tousled hair keeps everything modern. Model Perrin (left) poses with a sweetly askew crown of baby’s breath and small white rosebuds. The asymmetry and perfect imperfection make it look effortless.
For the crafty set, floral crowns are an easy DIY project. I personally prefer the look of fresh flowers, as petals fall into the hair throughout the day and create a more romantic style, but silk flowers are also a great durable option if you’re off to a summer music festival. Use this stepby-step guide and experiment to make your own floral crown.
SUPPLIES: Green floral wire, floral tape, flowers (fresh or silk), and wire cutters or scissors
FOR A STURDY WIRE BASE CROWN, USE ONE PIECE OF WIRE TO MEASURE OUT YOUR CROWN. IT WILL VARY ON PLACEMENT ON YOUR HEAD. WRAP THE ENDS AROUND ITSELF TO CLOSE THE CIRCLE. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE A BASE THAT IS HALF OF YOUR CIRCUMFERENCE, AND USE RIBBON TO CLOSE THE ENDS.
USE GREEN WIRE TO WRAP GREENERY AND LEAVES AROUND YOUR BASE. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF CREATING YOUR OWN FLORAL CROWN, ASIDE FROM BEING CREATIVE, IS TIGHTLY WRAPPING THE WIRE.
NOW COMES THE FUN PART—ADDING FLOWERS! FOR FRESH FLOWERS, YOU CAN MAKE SMALL BUNCHES OF 2-4 FLOWERS WRAPPED WITH WIRE AND FLORAL TAPE, THEN ADDING THE BUNCHES WITH WIRE TO THE BASE, OVERLAPPING SO THAT NO WIRE IS SHOWING. ANOTHER METHOD IS TO CUT THE STEMS OFF YOUR BUDS AND POKE FLORAL WIRE THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE. USE THE REMAINING WIRE TO SECURELY WRAP TO THE CROWN. DO THIS WITH EACH FLOWER. KEEP IT TIGHT!
USE FLORAL TAPE TO COVER EXPOSED WIRE AND SHARP EDGES. CHECK THE FIT AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS NEEDED. NOW DRESS IT UP!
...or buy! If you’re on the go or lacking a green thumb, you can always buy a beautiful crown and style it your own way. Crowns come in different price ranges for every boho girl’s budget.
CULT GAIA MIDNIGHT CROWN $88 URBAN OUTFITTERS FLOWER CROWN $18
BERRY FLORAL CROWN $26
Consider the scale of your crown when deciding how to wear it. Big blooms are the ultimate statement, but a petite crown of tiny buds and leaves can be a great unexpected touch to an edgy outfit.
THIS COLUMN: TOPSHOP LA VIE BOHEME RIBBED CROP TEE $20 ONE TEASPOON SHORTS $100 RACHEL ZOE CECILLE GLADIATOR SANDALS $95 RIGHT: RAG & BONE DAYTONA CROPPED LEATHER HALTERNECK TOP $225 TIBI PLEATED WASHED SILK MAXI SKIRT $395 SCHUTZ GOODNESS SANDAL $210
OFF TO A DAY AND NIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL? WEAR A CROWN WITH A CROPPED TOP, SIMPLE JEWELRY, AND CUTOFFS. FOR A SLEEK, MODERN LOOK, USE A COLORFUL CROWN TO PUNCH UP A TAILORED TOP AND MAXI SKIRT. AND OF COURSE, A BOHEMIAN PEASANT BLOUSE OR TUNIC IS ALWAYS A GREAT GO-TO WITH A SUMMER CROWN.
THIS COLUMN: J. CREW EMBROIDERED SCALLOP DRESS $138 DURANGO CRUSH SLOUCH BOOT $140
TOPPLED Donâ€™t be afraid to wear a crown or headband a bit more forward or backward or to the side. These details make the look your own. Keep it all in place with hair pins and bobby pins!
fsombre leur PHOTOGRAPHY VANIA ELISE
MODEL MEGAN LESSARD HEADPIECES RAE BETH DRESSES ERIN HEALY
A TASTE OF SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY ELIZABETH GRINTER MODEL SARAH LIVINGSTONE HAIR & MAKEUP MIA CONNOR STYLING BRITTNEY MOROKO
swimwear MISS COCOA jewelry ADORNE HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES HOTSY TOTSY
swimwear SEAFOLLY sunglasses MYER MISS SHOP jewelry HOTSY TOTSY OPPOSITE: swimwear HEAVEN jewelry ADORNE visor STYLIST’S OWN
swimwear MOLLY & POLLY hat MYER MISS SHOP cuff HOTSY TOTSY necklaces ADORNE OPPOSITE: swimwear MISS COCOA jewelry HOTSY TOTSY
marlee jade collections
FEATURED DESIGNER LA DE DA's summer featured designer, Kate Dahlberg of Marlee Jade Collections, creates unique pieces inspired by the earth's natural beauty and her own personal style. Marlee Jade statement pieces perfectly complement your summer travel wardrobe. Meet Kate! Photography by Erynn Dostaler
originally from Michigan, and have lived An earlyinI'mJacksonville for almost 9 years now. My instart: terest in design started when I was pretty young. When I was around 10, I began making and selling beaded bracelets to all my mom's friends, most of them very colorful and eclectic… and the rest is history!
I knew I wanted something unique and that you haven't heard of yet in the jewelry biz. I wanted to incorporate something with Jade, because of its beautiful natural color. And when I was brainstorming one night, my sweet kitty, Marlee kept bothering me and then that was it, that’s how Marlee Jade Collections came about.
Naming the collection:
Almost every piece has either agate or druzy within the design. It amazes me that something so beautiful and natural comes from right here on earth. So no two pieces will ever be there same--each one is a one-of-a-kind. Continued on page 124 SHOOT CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHY · ERYNN DOSTALER MODEL · BETTY BLAKE MAKEUP · BEAUTY THERAPY BY KARA WARDROBE · THERAPIE BOUTIQUE
“IT AMAZES ME THAT SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL AND NATURAL COMES FROM RIGHT HERE ON EARTH.” - KATE DAHLBERG
The best part of the design process:
Just having fun with it! I love being able to see color and shapes and being able to put them both together to create something beautiful. If I don't love it later, I just simply go back and change it.
Being a designer:
You have to love what you do, which means you must love your work. So each piece that I design, is made with much thought, time and passion.
shows and shoots: Well, I work much better under pressure! So the night before I usually turn on some good music, and prep everything, no matter how long it takes, or how little sleep I get! And lots of espresso the next day!
Her personal style:
I would say my style is a little bit of everything. I tend to lean more towards something more chic and classic, adding in a great statement necklace to give it that pop, or wow factor. I also love to know whatâ€™s trending and changing at the moment, so I can switch up looks, or try something I've never put together before. 122
“I LOVE BEING ABLE TO SEE COLOR AND SHAPES AND BEING ABLE TO PUT THEM BOTH TOGETHER TO CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.” - KATE DAHLBERG
Her inspiration: Nature. I'm obsessed with natural beauty and color!
I really don't have any specifics, I just love the not-so-mainstream designers. The unique and one of a kind finds. Those are my faves!
Marlee Jade style: Words of wisdom: You have to believe in your work. Doesn't matter what anyone else says, if you
I try and exert my personal style within my line as much as possible. I don't design anything I won't wear. I try and keep a good variety of simple, beautiful pieces, something that could be layered or worn alone and not so overdone. But then I love a good statement piece that sparkles and stands out.
love your product, you have to stand by it! Most importantly, be your creative self!
Thank you Kate for sharing with us! Shop Marlee Jade Collections at Therapie Boutique in San Marco, Jacksonville, FL, Driftwood Boutique in Jacksonville Beach, FL, The Reef Boutique in Tallahassee, FL or online at www.MarleeJade.com. 123
BASKING IN THE GLOW PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRODUCTION CHARLIE WARREN MAKEUP KARINA RODRIGUES MODEL MARIANA DE PIERI @ DN MODELS FLORIANOPOLIS SPECIAL THANKS LOJA CAMARIM OF FLORIANOPOLIS HERMOSA BIQUINI
one-piece suit HERMOSA BIQUINI
bikini AÇAÍ OPPOSITE: top & bottom HERMOSA BIQUINI
WORK HARD P L AY HARD PHOTOGRAPHER KEVIN MICHAELS MODEL JON FLORES STYLING KARLIE CIERRA LOLAND
SUN DAZE PHOTOGRAPHY MIOARA
MODEL AMELIA ZELENAK MAKEUP EMILI COOK
vest & shoes NASTYGAL swimsuit BETSEY JOHNSON jewelry VK COLLECTION sunglasses SIMPLY THE BEST
denim jacket FOREVER21 top DIVISION STREET BOUTIQUE bottoms NASTYGAL jewelry VK COLLECTION sunglasses SIMPLY THE BEST
top NASTYGAL sequin skirt ROCOCO BOUTIQUE jewelry & sunglasses SIMPLY THE BEST OPPOSITE: top DIVISION STREET BOUTIQUE swimsuit NASTYGAL sunglasses SIMPLY THE BEST
swimsuit BETSEY JOHNSON jewelry VK COLLECTION glasses SIMPLY THE BEST BOUTIQUE
SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE!
WHERE ARE YOU HEADING FOR SOME FUN IN THE SUN? WHETHER IT’S JETTING OFF TO ROAM THE STREETS OF PARIS, HIT THE SAND AND PARTY IT UP IN IBIZA, OR JUST LOUNGING POOLSIDE, FLAUNT YOUR FIGURE AND STAY IN STYLE WITH THESE LOOKS IN YOUR TRAVEL WARDROBE THIS SEASON. Styled by Suave Gordon
SUMMER STYLE GLAMOROUS DETAILS AND ACCESSORIES COMPLEMENT THE SWIRLING PATTERNS OF THIS BILLOWING, YET SEXY CAFTAN BY DIANE VON FURSTENBURG.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: DIANE VON FURSTENBURG CLARE BEADED CAFTAN $965 ARAKS EDWIN STRING BIKINI $203 GUCCI AVIATOR SUNGLASSES WITH GLITTER TEMPLES $350 JENNIFER ZEUNER JEWELRY DOUBLE HORNED LARIAT GOLD NECKLACE $330 HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 AZTEC BANGLE $48 JOIE A LA PLAGE NICE THONG SANDALS, CORAL $125 ALDO SELIGMAN LASER CUT CLUTCH $38
YOUR FEET WON’T DESPAIR WHILE YOU SHOP OR SAUNTER WITH THE SUNSET IN WEDGES. TRY THIS CHIC MICHAEL KORS PAIR WITH HOT WHITE JEGGINGS FROM J BRAND.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: STEVE MADDEN BMOCHA FRINGE CROSSBODY BAG $68, TOPSHOP ASHISH X TOPSHOP “POR FAVOR” TANK $70, SIWY CAMILLA CUTOFF SHORTS IN LOVE SPELL $152, SAM EDELMAN “BRYANT” BLACK LEATHER SANDAL $190, LA MER COLLECTIONS SIMPLE WRAP WATCH $88, TORY BURCH SLIDING CHARMS LEATHER WRAP BRACELET $125
COOL GIRL CUTOFF SHORTS FROM SIWY ARE PERFECT FOR CITY SLICKING. KEEP ALL YOUR ESSENTIALS IN A TRENDY FRINGE STEVE MADDEN CROSSBODY BAG.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: EQUIPMENT BRETT BLOUSE $178, J BRAND MARIA HIGH RISE LEGGING JEANS, BLANC $176, JENNIFER ZEUNER JEWELRY MINI INTEGRATED CROSS BRACELET $132, YVES SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC METAL AVIATOR SUNGLASSES $375, MICHAEL KORS GIOVANNA WEDGE SANDAL $150
PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT FENN MODEL JOHANNA
PAULINA PEREZ IS AN ACCLAIMED FLORIDA MAKEUP ARTIST WITH HER OWN TEAM OF BEAUTY GURUS MAKING UP THE FACES OF EVERYONE FROM TOP MODELS TO POLITICIANS TO BLUSHING BRIDES. SHE JETSETS TO EUROPE, THE TROPICS, AND ALL OVER THE WORLD, SO SHE KNOWS THE BEST PRODUCTS FOR THE JOB. IT’S NO SURPRISE SHE KEEPS A FULLY LOADED KIT, BUT IN THIS GUIDE SHE SHARES HER ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS FOR LOOKING AND FEELING YOUR BEST THIS SUMMER.
The Summer 3 Beauty Essentials
by Paulina Perez 1 MARC JACOBS LIMITED EDITION SUMMER EYESHADOW 2 MAKEUP FOREVER MIST AND FIX “...to seal your makeup through the summer heat!” 3 VITA LIBERATA SELF TANNER“Doesn’t smell like most self tanners and is a more natural look, organic, dries instantly, and odorless so no one has to know you faked it!” 4 ANASTASIA DIPBROW POMADE “...for perfect waterproof brows!” 5 SPADARO BESOS DEL MAR “Kim Spadaro’s ‘Besos del Mar’ is the must-have fragrance of the season! The crisp clean scent leaves you feeling like you just stepped out of your own cabana in the Caribbean ...” 152
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