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la +plus belle PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION, BEAUTY & ART

#éclectique

Victoria Emslie is back

featured editorial by Gaetano Pavano & Finella Drogo

the stunning

Jen

Republic

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MAGAZINE THE CROSSING ISSUE OCTOBER 2014 - N°3

La +Plus Belle is an independent online Magazine dedicated to showcasing feminine beauty through the work of photographers from all across the World. Our vision is to retain a keen focus; exploring a diverse variety of photographic aesthetics with every issue. Featuring both emerging and established photographers, La +Plus Belle Magazine is a dialog between creative minds from around the World, aimed to inspire through our high beauty, fashion and artistic editorials. La +Plus Belle Magazine is published four times a year: spring, summer, fall and winter. We focus on the visual expression of feminine beauty, even unconventional and unexpected, rather than the written word. It’s strictly forbidden to reproduce all or part of the contents without the written permission of the editor-in-chief. All images published are property of their respective authors. They own the copyright © All rights reserved.

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La +Plus Belle Magazine was born by an idea of the editor-in-chief, Gaetano Pavano, in the Summer of 2013. The first issue was released March 29, 2014. The Magazine is based in Sicily (Italy)

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credits redaction Editor-in-chief Gaetano Pavano co-EDitor Finella Drogo ART DIRECTOR John Hampft GRAPHIC REDACTION Elizabeth Ezling Texts and translations Morena Dimaria contributors in this issue special guest Jen Republic photographers Ellin Anderegg,

front cover and back cover model Jen Republic photographed by Shantia Veney

Josephine Cardin, Maria Jose Castillo, Finella Drogo, Vania Elise, Emma Griffin, Jim Hesterman, Alexandre Huppertz, Viviane Izzo, Michael Luna, Cansu Ozkaraca, Gaetano Pavano, Valeria Schettino, Piotr Serafin, Luna Simoncini, Shantia Veney, Elena Volotova creatives Art & Creative Directing by DCS, Raffaella Barbieri, Rebecca L. Brent, Elena Cameranesi, Angela Campolongo, Klarissa Cirasa@Compagnia della Bellezza Caltanissetta, Darlina Conto, Carla Costa, Sandra D. Does Fashion, Susan Donoghue, Cezary Głuśniewski, Melisa Jean-Charles, Luisa Monarrez, Sally Orchard, Jarosław Pęczek@Effectownia Hair Design, Jacqueline Penza, Megan Piekarz, Karolina Rodak, Floriana Salvaggio, Luna Simoncini, Martin Spitaler, Luis Solis, Anastasia Stanilevich, Andy Tseng, Georgina Walker models Dayane@Visage, Victoria Emslie@Hamilton Hodell, Angee Killian Huntley@Posche Models, Polly Jopling, Romina Lepore, Grazia Malafronte, Elisabeth M. Martin, Caro Niemiec@AS management, Titta Orlando, Paula@ Blow Models, Jen Republic, Sharmina@QManagement NYC, Nastya Smirnova, Darryl Sposato@Benz Models, Georgina Walker Assistants Peter Blaszczyk, Karen Dang, Jordi Heras, Luca Muscato, Giuseppe Valeriani thanks to Mermaids Lair, Mochitti Barcelona, Daisy Rain Vintage, Florinda Saieva & Farm Cultural Park

pages 7 and 9 model Jen Republic photographed by Jim Hesterman

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october 2014/contents 10_ yacht sea

Alexandre Uppertz

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Maria Jose Castillo

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Elena Volotova

38_a lonely mid-september day Luna Simoncini

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Gaetano Pavano & Finella Drogo

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Cansu Ozkaraca

76_interview with the model Jen Republic

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Valeria Schettino & Viviane Izzo

black and white_94 Vania Elise

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Shantia Veney

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Josephine Cardin

from past to futurism_130 Piotr Serafin

beautiful delusion_142 Ellin Anderegg

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Emma Griffin

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Featured Articles: #Éclectique/Victoria Emslie by Gaetano Pavano & Finella Drogo >>pag 48, Jen Republic/interview with the model >>pag 76, Final Bow/by Josephine Cardin >>pag 114 From Past to Futurism/by Piotr Serafin >>pag 130 1960’s/by Emma Griffin >>pag 160

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photographer: Jim Hesterman


“It’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the World” (Lester Burnham - American Beauty)

editor’s letter Dear readers, Welcome to the third issue of La +Plus Belle Magazine, which you will enjoy throughout the fall! Fall in Sicily is a particular season; it’s the one that starts when we are still wearing swimsuits and leaves us with the wool coat. It’s a transition period, crossing from warm to cool. And it’s for this reason that we wanted this edition named “The Crossing Issue”. Inside it you will find, as always, lots of beautiful editorials full of beautiful photos published in a sequence (non casual) specially chosen to give you that idea of transition from summer to winter. The icing on the cake is our cover girl; the beautiful American super model Jen Republic. Professional model, Playboy Cyber ​​Girl; photos of her have been published in major magazines and it’s an honor for us to have her on the cover and inside the magazine. Jen, with a lot of sympathy and helpfulness, talks about herself in the dedicated interview on page 76. You can also admire her on page 104 in the editorial made for La +Plus Belle Magazine ​​by the young and talented American photographer Shantia Veney. Featured editorial has been ​​created by me and my co-editor Finella Drogo (both as photographers) with the lovely British actress Victoria Emslie who, as she promised us a few months ago (see her interview in the first issue), came back to Sicily this summer and wanted to meet us to make an incredible shooting. Finally, I really want to say that me and my staff are very satisfied with this magazine and the feedback it is getting around the World. All this encourages us to do even better and make our magazine more interesting. For example, we are planning to realize a special themed issue, out of series. But at the moment I can’t tell you more. Stay tuned on our channels and you’ll find out soon. Happy reading

Gaetano Pavano

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photographer: Jim Hesterman


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YAC HT SE A photographer ALEXANDRE HUPPERTZ wardrobe stylist SANDRA D. DOES FASHION make-up artist MELISA JEAN-CHARLES models DARRYL SPOSATO @BENZ MODELS & ANGEE KILLIAN HUNTLEY @POSCHE MODELS creative director ART & CREATIVE DIRECTING BY DCS yacht provided by MERMAIDS LAIR

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GOLDFISH photographer ELENA VOLOTOVA hair & make-up artist ANASTASIA STANILEVICH model NASTYA SMIRNOVA

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A LONELY MID-SEPTEMBER DAY photographer LUNA SIMONCINI make-up artist ELENA CAMERANESI stylist LUNA SIMONCINI & ROMINA LEPORE model ROMINA LEPORE

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#ÉCL E CTIQ UE photographers GAETANO PAVANO & FINELLA DROGO actress VICTORIA EMSLIE @HAMILTON HODELL make-up artist FLORIANA SALVAGGIO hair stylist KLARISSA CIRASA @COMPAGNIA DELLA BELLEZZA CALTANISSETTA assistants LUCA MUSCATO & GIUSEPPE VALERIANI thanks to FLORINDA SAIEVA & FARM CULTURAL PARK FAVARA LA +PLU S BELLE 49


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BLUE SKIES photographer CANSU OZKARACA stylist GEORGINA WALKER model GEORGINA WALKER

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cover girl

interview with the model

photographer: Michael Luna

Jen Republic The Cover Girl of this issue is Jen Republic, a stunning model that we have noticed in the last issue. Jen was born in Nampa, Idaho (USA) and she currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Jen has been modeling professionally since 2006 and she used to be with agencies for the first half of her modeling career. For the past 4 years she have been mostly freelance modeling and she didn’t use agencies much anymore. In July 2011, she has been a Playboy Cyber Girl. Jen was very nice with us and agreed to grant us this interview!

Now we would like to know you better! Who is Jen Republic? Tell us about yourself...

Hi Jen, we are very proud to have you as the cover girl of La +Plus Belle Magazine. Thank you!

You frequently pose for nude shoot... They are very beautiful and you are posing in a very natural way. How do you feel when you are naked in front of the camera?

Hi Gaetano! Thank you so much for the opportunity to grace the cover of the magazine and being an interviewed model. I am honored! Our readers have already seen you on the second issue (in “The Runner” by Brad Olson). 7 6 L A +PLUS BELL E

Yes, I’ve been branding my name Jen Republic for the past 2 years. The name Jen Republic was a nickname people use to call me several years ago and decided to start using it as my model name. I am in the process of starting a beauty vlog channel which is very exciting! I use the name Jen Republic for all the different types of modeling I do including spokes modeling. I will be launching “JenRepublic .com” by the end of this year but I don’t want to give away all my secrets just yet but stay tuned!

I’m very comfortable with posing nude and there are many opportunities in the modeling industry that are available for nude models. I love expressing myself in my skin but it isn’t necessarily sexual for me. I look at it as art.


Jen Republic Phoenix, Arizona (USA) freelance model measurements: height 174 cm bust 81 cm waist 61 cm hips 89 cm long blonde hair blue eyes no tattoos no body augmentation

photographer: Michael Luna

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photographer: Shantia Veney

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What is most important for you before accepting a nude photo shooting? The choice of photographer for example ... The most important thing before I decide to shoot nude is professionalism on everyone’s part. You’ve been Cyber Girl for Playboy in 2011. Would you like to talk about that experience? I was approached by Playboy to come to Los Angeles and do a photo shoot test for Playmate. A couple of months later Playboy called me to tell me they decided to make me a Cybergirl and they used the photo’s they took of me from the Playmate test. I was very excited to be apart of the Playboy family and I’d definitely do it again! Your photos show you as a strong and determined woman. Are you like that even in your everyday life? How is Jen outside the set?

photographer: Shantia Veney

I am a very strong and determined woman outside of modeling but I’m also very soft and delicate. I’m a very domestic wife and I love and adore my husband. We like to go fishing and spend any chance we get together. I’m also a very girly girl and I always try to look super cute, even when I’m fishing with my husband. I am really into the beauty industry and I am a makeup enthusiast. I never leave the house without smelling like roses and I love to embrace being feminine. I’m very happy and cheerful and love to laugh! Your love life is compatible with your professional life. Being a nude model is a problem with your partner?

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Talking about your professional career, what would you like to do you have not done yet? I’ve always wanted to do a beauty channel on the internet and I’m finally getting ready to launch it! And what about outside your modeling world? What is your biggest dream? Outside of modeling I am actually living my dream... with my amazing husband. My dream was to be married to the best husband, and I finally am. Just imagine yourself in 20 years. How do you see yourself? In 20 years I see myself relaxed and happily married. We would like to spend time traveling the world and eating amazing food! Hopefully we can help people in need and spend time with our families. What is beauty for you? How would you like to define it? To me beauty means so many different things so its incredibly hard to define. Beauty of the heart, the soul, the earth. God’s beauty is magnificent. I find beauty in so many thing’s! Thank you Jen, it’s an honor for me to have you on the magazine! We’ll definitely follow you on your upcoming beauty vlog channel! Our readers can find and admire you again in the editorial of Shaun Tia on page ??? Thank you very much for everything!

photographer: Jim Hesterman

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MEDITERRANEAN TALE

photographers VALERIA SCHETTINO & VIVIANE IZZO make-up artist RAFFAELLA BARBIERI models GRAZIA MALAFRONTE & TITTA ORLANDO

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BLACK AND WHITE photographer VANIA ELISE wardrobe ANGELA CAMPOLONGO hair & make-up artist DARLINA CONTO model DARRYL SPOSATO @BENZ MODELS

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