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IN THIS ISSUE 10 MEET THE TEAM 12 THE STARS 14 EDITOR’S LETTER 30 LYRICS WE LOVE 32 GET THE LOOK Burgundy & Rose Gold Rich tones of burgundy combined with a warm touch of rose gold makes the perfect color palette for winter. 82 GET THE LOOK Let’s Face It We’ve compiled our favorite beauty buys for the new year. 98 GET THE LOOK Black & White Check out what we like in black & white from head to toe! 75 LINKS WE LOVE Stressed out? This hilarious guided meditation is actually incredibly calming and it will leave you laughing your ass off. 114 BEHIND THE SCENES

FASHION 34 COVER STORY — WORN IN WORN OUT Denim on denim or decked out in leather? Take your pick. 16 ALL SHE NEEDS IS LOVE Love is in the air this season and so is casual elegance. 62 ON THE EDGE Take a walk on the wild side! 76 STREET SAVVY Dare to bare? Lingerie hits the streets of LA. 100 FILM NOIR The silver facades of Emerson College on Sunset Boulevard serve as the perfect backdrop for film noir with a paradoxical futuristic feel.

BEAUTY 52 COLOR COATED Give your look and mood a lift by adding a pop of color. Yes, you can rock that matching yellow eyeshadow and nail polish.

HEALTH + FITNESS 72 CHILL OUT Dear stress, let’s break up. Help manage stress with these helpful tips. 8 | L E FA I R MAGAZI NE


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34 52 ARTICLES + INTERVIEWS 26 CHANEL WEST COAST More than MTV: Chanel West Coast is the little white girl rapper with heady beats and unrivaled rhymes. 44 QUINN & BRYCE Find out why celebrities are raving about hair and makeup masters Bryce Scarlett and Quinn Murphy. 58 THE OFFICE OF ANGELA SCOTT Step inside Angela Scott’s office, check out luxury footwear for your inner punk, and find out what inspires this up and coming designer. 90 AN INTERVIEW WITH DONNA FELDMAN Meet the fashion industry’s first influencer! From FIT to flying around the world, Donna Feldman is one to watch. 96 NEW YEARS BLUES BE GONE Beat the New Years blues with these helpful tips! L E FA I R MA G A Z I NE | 9


CONTRIBUTORS

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TRACY KAHN Editor in Chief & Creative Director @tracykahn

MADELINE ROSENE Fashion Editor, NYC @madelinerosene

ERIC MICHAEL ROY Photographer @ericmichaelroy

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RILEY YAHR Art Director @rileyyahr

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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Photographer Eric Michael Roy

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people on the planet. We are fascinated by social media and the power of those connections.

New year. New magazine. New adventures. I’m so excited to be at the helm of LEFAIR Magazine. I’ve been a fashion and beauty photographer for many years, so the creation of this magazine is a natural extension and evolution of who I am. I’ve always loved collaborating with talented artists and gorgeous models. There’s nothing like the feeling of being on set when everyone is coming together to make something beautiful. For all of you that have been on a shoot where everything flows and the vibe is awesome, you know what I’m talking about. Let’s do more of that!

We want to inspire our readers to connect with artists, creators, designers, models and exciting brands. The digital space allows us to feature everyone’s social media, and brands’ websites. Yes, there are real people behind all of the photo and video content you see in magazines, and through LEFAIR, you can connect with creative, interesting and talented people.

It’s all about the people. When you get a great team together, it’s like a symphony and it’s very fulfilling to create something amazing together. I had a vision for the magazine and needed to find the right people to help bring the vision to fruition. Enter Madeline Rosene, our Fashion Editor and Riley Yahr, our Art Director. I feel so blessed to have these talented women on the team. Together, we aim to entertain, excite and inspire our readers, as well as connect people. Social media is the core of communication for most

When you scroll through your Instagram feed, what are you looking for? Maybe you want to see who’s taking a fabulous vacation or the latest news with your friends, but when you fall asleep with your phone to your face, the last thing you see on your feed should inspire you. It should make you feel good. Life is challenging, but it’s also very beautiful. We like to find beauty and share it. We’re here to bring you something that will make you feel good. Something beautiful. We hope to ignite your passion and inspire your spirit. Let’s feel good and do good. If you’re reading this, you’re a part of our network. We’re glad you’re here! Enjoy! With Gratitude,

TRACY KAHN Editor in Chief & Creative Director

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ou might know her from MTV shows like Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, but Chanel West Coast is more than a reality TV show star and comedian. Since 2009, Chanel has been recording rap music and collaborating with some of the most prominent rap artists of today. Lil Wayne signed Chanel to his label, Young Money Entertainment, in 2012. She then released her mix-tape, Now You Know, in 2013. The mix-tape featured Evan Ross, French Montana, Snoop Dogg and Robin Thicke. Although it’s a little grey outside today, Chanel is sitting by the pool of a recording studio in the Hollywood Hills. Beaming and bubbly, she is sporting sweatpants, sneakers and a clean natural face. Her long white and gold nails are excitedly scrolling and tapping through Snapchats.

MR: How did you know you wanted to be a rapper? CW: I’ve been into music and poetry since I was a little girl. I always wrote poems. In school I was in hip-hop class, choir, orchestra, you name it— I was involved in every form of performing arts. Being able to perform is what made me like going to school. Since poetry is basically rapping over beats, I started writing raps over instrumentals and I haven’t stopped since.

MR: Tell me about your process and who inspires you.

CW: I don’t know why there aren’t more female rappers. I can’t really say, but it’s one of the reasons I got into rapping. I love all kinds of music. But for me to do rap, it stands out a little, you know, to be a little white girl who raps. I really think there should be more women rappers. I think, as women, we need to unite more and support each other as artists. We should all come together!

MR: How has social media played a role in your music career? CW: I got on social media because of my music. I made a Myspace. com music page. I would sit on Myspace for hours a day and be like, “Yoo, check out my music—white girl rapper!” I got a lot of attention on Myspace way before I was on TV. Right before I started on TV was when Twitter and Facebook fan pages came out. I remember one of our producers was like, “You should make a Twitter. It’s a new big thing for celebrities!” and I was like, “I can’t even keep up with my Myspace and Facebook.” Luckily, on Twitter I didn’t have to try really. I didn’t have to follow people to be followed. All of a sudden I looked and I had 10,000 followers. I realized I could use this outlet to get more fans and that’s when I started getting really into social media. Overall, it’s been helpful for my career, but it’s hard. It’s been hurtful in ways. I think with me, it’s helped because people don’t get to know me through the TV shows, so they get to know me through my social media. There are people who think, “Oh, there’s a reality star that does music. I can’t take that seriously.” Sometimes people make negative comments and those comments influence other people to make them too. You can see it so clearly. A lot of young people’s mentalities are especially influenced— “Well he thinks she sucks, so I think she sucks.” Occasionally, I wish these people who are not my music fans would just leave. I don’t need these negative comments. There’s so much bullying on social media.

...for me to do rap, it stands out a little, you know, to be a little white girl who raps.

CW: My songwriting process starts with the beat. When I hear a beat, it inspires the lyrics. If it sounds more like a sad song, it will inspire sad lyrics. For me, it always starts with the music. Every now and then it starts with poems and I’ll tell Rich, my producer, “I got this idea. Let’s do this!” One time, Rich and I were in the studio in Miami. He had a beat and he wasn’t planning on making something new, but I wanted to do a song about fashion. We thought about the best way to pay homage to fashion, so we made the song “Karl Lagerfeld” ‘cause you see Karl’s face and you immediately think fashion. 2pac is definitely my biggest inspiration. As for female artists who I look up to— definitely Gwen Stefani. No Doubt was the first CD I bought when I was a kid. I appreciate how Gwen went from being in a rock/pop band to doing her own thing in hip-hop. She kind of changed the game. There was really nothing like that at the time and it’s something I see myself doing in the future but in the opposite direction. I would like to cross into pop/rock and showcase my singing voice.

In response to this, I’m starting my “No Shade Campaign,” an anti-bullying campaign that stands for not dissing or making fun of people based on how they look or how much money they have. To me, bullying is the most negative side of social media. In some ways, social media has made bullying easier. I wish there was a TV show where I could go meet one of my haters and they could form a different opinion of me, or maybe a whole show for celebrities to address their haters. It’s kind of sad when you read the comments aloud. It shows how miserable other people are.

MR: Why aren’t there more female rappers?

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... Be very strong. Don’t let people intimidate you or put you down. Follow your dreams.

MR: Besides being the target of social media trolls and haters, what other kinds of issues have you faced in your career? CW: One of my biggest blessings has been my biggest struggle—being on TV before being known for my music. When Rob asked me to be on his show, I could barely afford a burger. Being on a show changed my life in many amazing ways. But as far as my music goes, being on TV has made it hard to be recognized as an artist. A lot of people don’t understand me as an artist. My music is a whole separate part of my career but they just see me as this funny, happy-go-lucky girl on rob’s show. They don’t see my life and my problems and who I am as a rapper. I also feel like people follow people from TV just because they’ve seen them on TV. It’s just for the sake of following, or they’re like, “Oh, I think she’s hot,” or “I like the show.” Music is a different story. Music fans care about the musician they’re following because they care about the music and lyrics that person creates.

makeup, bras, pasties, high heels, clothes to change, and a bunch of different pieces of jewelry. A lot of the time, people don’t give girls as much time as they need. People don’t take into consideration the things girls need in this industry. In many ways, we have to work harder to keep up. The guy on tour doesn’t need hair, makeup and back up dancers. A lot more goes into being a female artist.

MR: What’s your next move? CW: Trying to take over the world! No, just kidding… well it’s kind of true. I’m working on a TV show of my own. It will still be funny for my fans from the TV show I’m on now. That’s easy to do since I have a funny life and funny things happen to me. The show will mostly revolve around my music, but will be more of a behind the scenes look at my life. I’m so busy right now, working on a jewelry line, a nail decal company, and a new album. I’ll be singing a lot more on the new album. I’d like to make it more diverse with more pop and rock mixed in. I want to make it a more colorful blend.

MR: What is it like working in such a male dominated industry?

MR: What advice would you give to young girls who want to start rapping?

CW: I’ve been on shows for years where it’s all guys and we don’t even have a lot of women on our crew. It’s fast paced for any girl and you have to get used to being rushed. It takes a long time to get ready! I have

CW: I feel like every female rapper is unique in her own way. I think we all have our own style. My advice would be, “Be very strong. Don’t let people intimidate you or put you down. Follow your dreams.”

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Lyrics we Love In her music video “Karl,” Chanel West Coast pays tribute to one of her idols, the famous fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld.

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ith a combined repertoire that includes working with the likes of Nathalie Portman, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Allison Williams, Kate Upton, and most recently, Freida Pinto and Kendall Jenner, celebrity hair stylist, Bryce Scarlett and makeup artist extraordinaire, Quinn Murphy are on fire. Six years ago, these two handsome gents fell hair over heels into a professional relationship and tonight they are resting after a long photo shoot. Inside the dimly lit back room of Toca Madera, a West Hollywood restaurant and lounge where sexy cocktails, organic Mexican fare, and decorative purple skulls are abounds, they appear comfortable and composed, wearing their majorly black attire. While they don’t consider themselves a hair and makeup duo per se, and play well with others, they know each other’s aesthetics inside out and they have developed a rhythm that you can physically see. From the pensive looks they share, to the way Bryce uses his hands to make a point and motions for Quinn to answer a question. These two may work behind the scenes, but they live for revealing and flaunting a woman’s inner and outer beauty.

MR: Why is hair and makeup important? B: I think, other than clothing, hair is one of the first things people notice about you. I think people are emotional about their hair and carry, dare I say, an unhealthy amount of their identity in it. I don’t think there’s anything else outside of plastic surgery that you can alter on yourself and feel drastically different. A change of length or color can make you feel like a new person, like you’ve stepped into a new chapter of your life.

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Q: Some people use makeup to hide. It can be a mask for the kind of woman who would never be seen without her makeup. I believe not wearing any makeup says as much about someone as wearing a face full of makeup but personally, I like to see women be as adventurous and thoughtful with their makeup as they are with their wardrobes. People put a lot of subtleties into their appearance but maybe it’s not important. Maybe it’s just playful. Makeup is only as important to the woman who’s wearing it and if wearing a red lip is important to her, then it’s important.

MR: What is your favorite part about hair and makeup? B: I was a very shy child and I think that I’ve always been enamored by the fact that you can do things with your appearance and be perceived differently by people. It’s a romantic idea. Q: My approach to makeup is always based on the woman who is in my chair. I like to use her lifestyle, personality, and features to inform what I do with her makeup. It isn’t necessarily about the bells and whistles and showing off as an artist. I enjoy the subtleties of the craft that may go unnoticed— the makeup that no one knows is there, finding the perfect shade or tone for her complexion. 4 6 | L E FA I R MAG AZI NE


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MR: Tell me about your introductions to hair and makeup. B: I grew up in a hair salon. My mom is a hair stylist. I remember sitting in the salon in San Diego on a couch that’s print greatly resembled the wallpaper at the Beverly Hills Hotel. As a small child, I was reading fashion magazines, speaking to adult women and watching them get their hair done. I’m very close with my mom and I was absolutely influenced by her being a stylist. But my mom is also very beautiful and I have more memories about watching her get ready. I love watching a woman get herself ready and I’ve always wanted to be a part of that. I’ve always thought there was something chic about a woman doing her own hair. Q: My mom is a pre-school teacher. She creates things all day with kids. She only wears mascara and foundation. She has incredible red thick hair. That’s her thing. I did a lot in my life in opposition of my mom. Had she been really good at hair and makeup, I might not be as interested. I always wanted my mom to have the French tip acrylic nails that were so popular in the 90s and a proper blowout, but she was never that woman, and she still isn’t. I have to strap her into a chair to put any kind of makeup on

“It isn’t necessarily about the bells and whistles and showing off as an artist. I enjoy the subtleties of the craft that may go unnoticed— the makeup that no one knows is there...” her. It’s okay though because I really get to own what I do and it’s not a legacy. I choose it. She’s influenced and inspired me in other ways. While she’s not a makeup person, she is an artist. She’s color sensitive and has a good eye for aesthetics— color, shape, nature. She knows nothing about the fashion industry but I value her guttural artistic instincts and opinions on my work.

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I think my love and fascination with makeup started with skin and skin care. Skin care is everything. No matter how rich or poor you are, or how much you spend on skin care, having beautiful skin is probably the ultimate luxury. Skin represents youth and it’s the foundation of everything you put on top of it. We live in a society that celebrates natural beauty and having beautiful skin is the holy grail of natural beauty. My appreciation for skincare kind of spiraled into makeup and beauty. I never grew up thinking, “When I grow up, I’ll be a makeup artist!” but I always loved fashion and beauty aesthetics. I remember every year when the September issue came out, that was the one time my mom and sister would buy Vogue. It was for them but I always wanted to take the issue, read it myself and be a part of that.


MR: What kind of imagery inspires you? B: As a kid, my favorite past time was watching “I Love Lucy.” It’s all I wanted to do. I loved everything she wore. I used to get in trouble from my mom and dad for watching it too late. Then when they would go to bed, I would crawl back to the TV and turn it just loud enough so that I could hear it and they couldn’t. I would be so careful about the volume on the TV but I would laugh so loudly that it would wake them up! Since I was probably 14, my favorite movie has been “To Catch a Thief.” I remember the first time I saw it. I was captivated. The costuming and hair and makeup were really exciting to me. The plot is solid but you can watch it solely for the imagery. I still watch it on flights because I can tune in and out. Q: I’ve always had tear sheets. I save magazine beauty inspo. It’s funny— I can look back at images I’ve saved and the things at the beginning of my career that I thought were incredible, some of them are still incredible and some don’t stand the test of time. I remember when I was an assistant and still learning a lot: watching the people I assisted felt like magic. High fashion models come into photo shoots and they look like mutants— freakishly tall, super skinny, long fingered creatures. If they walked into a bar full of straight guys, these men wouldn’t look at these models like they would look at a woman who’s more commercial. There’s something esoteric about them. This is a beauty that every woman has and I didn’t know how to see it for so long. I couldn’t see what the makeup artists were going to create. Eventually, I learned to see women in this way and that is what I think is the true magic behind what I do. Not only can I see it now, but I am able to bring out the best in a woman while preserving her beauty. The woman has to look as beautiful when she leaves the chair as she did when she arrived. If that doesn’t happen, I haven’t done my job.

“The woman has to look as beautiful when she leaves the chair as she did when she arrived. If that doesn’t happen, I haven’t done my job.”

MR: What is the most important thing you’ve learned about yourself through your career? B: I’ve learned a lot about my resilience. Anything creative and freelance is hard and lonely. You really have to have the stomach for it, you know? There’s a lot of rejection, so much rejection. On set, hair and makeup artists are usually just within a few feet from the photographer, ready to step in and arrange things at a moment’s notice. In hair and makeup, every time you step into a set, especially on big shoots, you’re exposing yourself so much with every little action. I flip one piece of hair and I’m waiting for them to react as to whether they find that pretty or not. Being that vulnerable is exhausting. On a good day, it’s an uplifting and positive experience but on the days it’s hard, you can beat yourself up all day long. Q: I’ve learned that life is about experience. Things that would make me nervous at the beginning of my career, I now laugh about. The same thing will happen again in 10 years. It’s about doing something so many times you know you can do it. There’s no way to cheat that. It comes from doing your time. It’s okay to be afraid, but walk through it and accept that fear is a part of everything. Let it be there and keep doing what you have to do. I’m constantly doing things that scare me, but that’s how I’ve grown.

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MR: How do you excel in this tough industry? B: I always say, “Observe and let people come to you.” That’s exactly how I started in this industry. I was 19 years old working in LA in the best salon in the country. I swept hair and stayed out of the way but I watched very closely. Q: There is no set path because everyone’s journey is individual. Focus on improving yourself all the time so when opportunities present themselves, you are ready to face them. Concentrate on your own craft and personal growth rather than others. In this career, you must have a balance of artistry and personality skills. Those who have both can realize their full potential in the industry. B: I think you get to a certain tier and everyone is really talented and then it’s about how you are to work with. Is a celebrity going to want to travel with you and ask you to be part of big jobs because they just like being with you? This girl is spending hours and hours of her day with you for weeks on end. It doesn’t always matter how beautiful you make them look. They also have to be comfortable with your energy and enjoy your company in some way. That being said, it’s important to do good hair. If you have both talent and people skills, you can transcend into greater things.

MR: How has the fashion and beauty industry changed over the last few years? Q: Social media turned our industry on its head. It is a whole new element added to our industry that wasn’t there before. Instagram came along and really changed the game. The industry has moved so quickly in the direction that social media has taken it and now people are aware of so many new hair stylists and makeup artists. B: Some people are hesitant to join social media at first. But you have to get on board. You can’t fight the system. I’ve heard that actresses see our Instagrams before they even see our portfolios or websites. I get great jobs from social media all the time. More and more, it’s becoming about followers and it’s even affecting Hollywood. There is now an algorithm for fame and it’s dangerous. The line between fashion and celebrity is more blurred than ever. Q: The line doesn’t even exist anymore. B: You can’t be a fashion elitist and turn your back on celebrity anymore.

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“I love the fact that this one look exists temporarily in time and space and you can start new every time.” MR: What is important to you as an artist? B: I went to the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. It’s an amazing school. The cutting program is unparalleled. But even though it taught me to cut in a way that I never would have before, I realized I was more passionate about styling than cutting. Learning to shape and mold hair without necessarily having to cut is my passion. My whole thing for styling came from a love of clothes and fashion. I moved to New York City to be more involved in that. I hesitated becoming a hair stylist because I wanted to be a fashion stylist. I just happened to like hair and be a solid hair stylist. When it comes down to it, I am obsessed with getting dressed and building a look. It’s all about the ultimate image. It’s how someone is perceived at an event. I love the fact that this one look exists temporarily in time and space and you can start new every time. Q: For me, it’s important to recognize that makeup is about style. It’s not about perfection or changing people’s features. I’m not trying to change anyone in my chair. The trend on Instagram is contouring. This is sort of where makeup meets plastic surgery since it’s an illusion of building bones where they don’t exist. It’s a way of changing and hiding. I prefer to use makeup to enhance a woman’s style.

MR: Bryce, tell me about Quinn. B: We have a reputation of working together but we don’t want to alienate other artists. We love working with other people too. We just happen to be close friends who respect each other’s work. Discovering this friendship and alliance has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career thus far. Our connection has a lot to do with being in the same stage in our careers at the same time. It grew organically, going through the same things together, sharing rooms, sharing the same economic struggles that everyone does when they’re first starting out. Q: I couldn’t have done it alone! B: We were encouraged by the fact that we get along so well. We are comfortable with each other and that makes other people comfortable with us. In this industry, everything is so collaborative and has to work. If two people in the group can work together, that is one element you know will be good. I think Quinn’s greatest strength is restraint. I think a large majority of his talent stands in the realm of “what not to do.” That’s a really big part of what we do. It’s easy to walk on set and do a bouffant blow out and red lips, to do everything, or as we say, “put a dick on it.” What’s difficult is being able to stop yourself and say, “This girl needs so little.”

MR: Quinn, tell me about Bryce. Q: What Bryce is more interested in than anything is someone’s potential. It’s the makeover that really sends him through the roof. For him, it’s more about the process and the reveal— what can I help this person achieve? What can I help this person become?

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The Office of

ANGELA SCOTT The Office of Angela Scott, a luxury punk footwear brand with attitude, recently opened its flagship store on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. Angela Scott puts quality and attention to detail above all else. Her designs blur the lines between masculine and feminine, inspiring confidence and independence within the women who wear them. Check out the shoes at www.theofficeofangelascott.com

Writer Madeline Rosene @madelinerosene

MR: What prompted your love of footwear? AS: I’ve always appreciated traditional craftsmanship. My grandfather was in the furniture business. Hence, the dovetail that is on the heel strike of all my oxfords (it’s an ode to my love of my Nono). I used to think he was in the mafia because he was old-school Italian with a furniture store. He was your typical Italian. I don’t think I ever saw him out of a suit. A lot of designers have idols, well my idol was my grandfather, Frank Dellamaggiorie. I wanted to dress just like him— bow ties and all.

MR: How did you fall into shoe design? AS: My interest in shoe design originated mostly from my love of footwear. I’ve had a really strong passion for footwear since I was a kid. I was that girl who everyone always asked, “Where are those shoes from?” I always had a new pair of interesting shoes and felt like they were my form of expression. And even though my parents always told me to do what I loved, I just never thought shoes were going to be a career. When I went to college to study English at UCSB I interned at UGG (thank you big brother Nate) and that was the footwear introduction to the path that would lead me to The Office of Angela Scott. Photographed by Angela Scott 5 8 | L E FA I R MAG AZI NE


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IT’S YOU, YOUR OWN SKIN, JEANS, T-SHIRT, AND A PAIR OF OXFORDS. THAT IS MY IDEA OF MODERN BEAUTY.

MR: What has been your biggest struggle in building your company? AS: Being solo has been a struggle. I was the underdog. I did not have classical training. I wasn’t in the fashion industry and I never worked in retail. I thought fashion would be a hobby and a personal expression. I was going to school to become a teacher since I always loved kids. I worked at UGG but usually people who start their own fashion brands have worked with fashion brands and have gone to proper art schools. I had no mentors and no one came in and told me how to design shoes. So I went straight to the factory. I thought, “If I’m going to do this, I need to learn how to make shoes.” Now my shoes are carried at Neiman Marcus. I’m so lucky to be one of their designers. I look around at their selection and I see YSL, Chloe, Marni, Louboutin and me and I’m flipping out. I’m in with the big dogs, now I just have to prove why I’m here and keep designing shoes that inspire women to wear them. It’s a struggle but also such a reward because if I can get this far on hard work and determination, sky’s the limit, right? It’s almost like my weakness has been my greatest strength.

MR: What’s the next move? AS: Next move is really expanding the company as a lifestyle brand. When I first got into this, I thought I would just do shoes, but now that I’m here rooted back in California, I see the brand as a woman’s suitcase. And what do you fill a suitcase with? You fill it with a chic pair of brogues, wingtip Chelsea boots, a button-up shirt, a shirt-dress, a pair of leather pants, a cashmere sweater, and a beautiful leather satchel for paperwork or essentials. If I can fill that suitcase, I will be so thrilled. I don’t need to be a fashion brand that has runway shows and 500 stores. I don’t want to be trendy. I just want to be classic. The idea is that you can put that suitcase in any decade and it will always be wearable. 6 0 | L E FA I R MAG AZI NE

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MR: What sort of role does gender play in your designs? AS: I was adopted and the family that adopted me had all boys. My mother wanted a girl and she got a girl who wanted to be a boy. She put me in frilly dresses and then ten seconds later I’d be in my brothers’ corduroys with mud all over me. I stole my grandfather’s bow ties. I just loved menswear. I loved traditional menswear, boy stuff. I think it’s just from being around men all the time. The design definitely speaks to my feelings on femininity. This is coming from someone who, before starting her own brand, wore what my friend calls “condos,” or super tall high heels. As I matured, the idea of femininity brought me back to the women I love, like Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich. These women wore FLATS! Why do we think femininity is related to high heels? I think there’s something sexy about wearing men’s clothes. A woman who can look sexy in menswear, is SUPER sexy. It becomes more about the person rather than the clothing. She is fully clothed and comfortable, but not hiding behind the clothes. It’s you, your own skin, jeans, t-shirt, and a pair of oxfords. That is my idea of modern beauty.

MR: Tell me about the conception of the brand. AS: I started the brand idea my first year of college when I was interning at UGG. I had these books and journals I would build of what the brand would look like and what started out as just tears and collages became more mature. I slowly began researching costs, factories, how many styles I’d want in my first collection and what it would take to launch. It was funny because at the time, I started dating someone in the footwear industry who would later become my husband and the second half of the name of the brand. When I came up with the name it was this play on masculine and feminine and what better way to do that then to combine my name and my husband’s name. It started off as “Angela Scott.” “The Office of ” came from wanting to bring in a more old-school feel. I didn’t want it to be about a specific person. I didn’t really want it to be about me. Growing up, I was surrounded by men who had these workspaces or offices in which they were most creative, like my father and his workshop. I wanted The Office of Angela Scott to be a space where the creativity is pooled. And now with the shop I have my own office, which is located in the back of the store. I like to think that between that office and my office in Santa Barbara, that that’s where the creativity happens. L E FA I R MA G A Z I NE | 6 1


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Chill Out!

Less Stress, More Life Writer Pinar Tarhan Photographer Sarah Orbanić @sarahorbanicphotos Model Karina Elle @karinaelle

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s women, we juggle so much. We try to realize our dream careers while managing family responsibilities (even when we are single), health issues and future worries, traveling for fun and sanity, meeting friends and keeping fit. As we learn more about ourselves and the world around us, our to-do list only seems to grow. So how do we balance everything and make the most of our daily 24 hours without letting stress enslave us? 7 2 | L E FA I R MAG AZI NE

12 Tips To Help Manage Stress 1. Make sure you’re on the right career path. Do you have a job that’s both emotionally and financially fulfilling? One way to know for sure is to ask yourself: “Would I keep doing it even if I were financially secure?” More people are blazing their own trails by changing jobs, negotiating better terms or creating their own careers. Are you looking to get paid for what you love? The PaidtoExist blog might be the place to start.


5. Find an exercise method that doesn’t feel like work.

MORE PEOPLE ARE BLAZING THEIR OWN TRAILS BY CHANGING JOBS, NEGOTIATING BETTER TERMS OR CREATING THEIR OWN CAREERS.

2. Make the best of stress.

Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s TED talk in Edinburgh on how to make stress your friend might sound radical, but it’s based on research that has changed her own perspective. She emphasizes that we shouldn’t avoid stress at all costs, especially if it’s going to prevent us from doing something meaningful with our lives.

3. Do Something Meaningful. Give back and find your super power.

Exercising releases endorphins, helps us watch our weight, boosts energy and assists us in living a healthier life. However, we’re less likely to do something regularly if it feels like a chore. Here are some suggestions for enjoyable workouts: • Rollerblading should make you think of cardio and healthy leg muscles. -It seems as though all the celebrities are cycling which can help you sleep better, protect the environment and save money. • Lindy hop’s roots go back to the 1920s. A member of the swing dance family, the basics of this dance include learning to swing, bounce and improvise. Moreover, there are many solo jazz routines you can learn. Did we mention you can dance in your sneakers? The more advanced can move on to aerial moves. The fun music is just a perk. • Kickboxing benefits include a solid workout, increased self-confidence and frustration release. There’s a reason some top models are opting for this method to keep fit. • Zumba allows you to burn calories while dancing. Think of it as the more entertaining (and challenging) sister of aerobics. • Ice-skating can help you manage your weight, and improve your balance and the condition of your joints.

6. Find balance through yoga and breathing.

In case you’re wondering if it’s possible to simultaneously make a difference in the world, have job satisfaction and make good money, consultant and entrepreneur, Ryan Eliason, has the answer in his honest and beneficial e-book called 10 Best Ways to Get Paid for Changing the World.

Yoga teaches you how to stand and breathe correctly. Other benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, spine protection, improved bone health, a stronger immune system and more. The web is a wealth of information regardless of your level. Meditate on this: Deepak Chopra, renowned spiritualist, author and public speaker has released several apps through The Chopra Center to make meditating at home a breeze.

4. Humor can help! Even when dealing with serious issues.

7. Make yourself a priority. Every woman needs a break.

Trevor Noah and John Oliver are incredibly instrumental in this department. Oh, and don’t miss out on Stephen Colbert. However, sometimes only gals can make you laugh. If you don’t mind some irreverent humor, check out Amy Schumer. And don’t forget about Sisters, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s most recent farce.

Family-time and romantic-time matter. However, even the most social and family-oriented of us need some peace and quiet, or at least time that’s meant just for us. Schedule some me-time every week, whether it’s 15 minutes or three hours. Your loved ones will be happier to spend time with a more content you.

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8. Travel more often, even if it’s just mini breaks and close-to-home getaways. According to an LA Times study, traveling is the best medicine. If you don’t find traveling relaxing and energizing, maybe you haven’t discovered the destinations that work for you. Whether it’s backpacking, camping or luxury hotels, you have limitless options. Spend time researching and you can customize your holiday plans according to any preferences with almost any budget. The Groupon Getaways app offers exclusive hotel and travel deals all over the globe!

PEOPLE AROUND YOU SHOULD BRING EMOTIONAL VALUE TO YOUR LIFE, NOT TAKE FROM IT.

11. Avoid toxic relationships. 9. Sleep well. One of the benefits of exercising regularly, managing stress well and breathing correctly is sleeping better. If you suffer from insomnia, night terrors or plain addiction to your screens, check out Night School by Professor Richard Wiseman and The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night by Dr. Guy Meadows.

You can’t avoid certain disasters, tragedies and other problems, but you can avoid hanging around people that make you uneasy, depressed or constantly mad. You can’t change who you are related to, but you don’t have to spend more time around people who don’t care for your mind. If you’re in a toxic romantic relationship, get out. If your friends are bringing constant negativity to your life with no concern for how it makes you feel, make new ones. People around you should bring emotional value to your life, not take from it.

10. De-clutter your home.

12. Light those scented candles. Scented candles provide more than relaxation. If you’re worried about the toxic nature of candles, opt for healthier, organic options.

Photographer Tracy Kahn @tracykahn

You might love shopping. You might be sentimental about memories and belongings, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel better after getting rid of the excess. Letting go is essential for proper time-management. Don’t know where to start? Zen Habits blog will lend a guiding hand.

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Links we Love Let go of that unneeded stress and continue on with your beautiful life! This brilliant guided meditation tackles stress head-on, teaching you to simply say “f*ck that.” Sometimes, laughter is the best remedy. *Caution: This video is NSFW.

F*ck That: A Guided Meditation

"IF YOU FIND YOUR MIND WANDERING TO OTHER THOUGHTS, DON'T LET IT CONCERN YOU. JUST ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL THAT SH*T IS F*CKING BULLSH*T."

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an interview with

DONNA FELDMAN Writer Lauren Valencia @poshsquatter Photographer Tracy Kahn @tracykahn Makeup Artist Anthony Merante @anthonymerante Hair Artist Michael Kanyon @michaelkanyonhair Assistants Ethan Sigmon @emsigmon & Baz @bazhere

Donna Feldman is an established model, actor and TV host who inspires us as a fashion buff and strong, successful woman. You may have seen her in the commercial for Visa Black Card in which she goes from painting her nails in a beach house to zooming through the hills on a motorcycle, and finally jumping out of a helicopter onto a yacht. Fantasy, yes, but not so unlike Donna’s real life career trajectory — from beauty star to badass, choosing her own adventure and always landing on her own two feet. LV: Most people only know Calabasas as the home of the Kardashians. What was your experience growing up there? DF: I feel extremely grateful that I had such a beautiful and safe place to grow up. My parents live in a gated community. There are horses around and it’s beautiful. Now it seems more and more celebrities are moving there because they are drawn to the privacy and peaceful environment around them.

LV: You have a background in fashion, from your FIDM degree to modeling for so many famous lines, and hosting TV shows like The Fashion Team. What do you wear during winter in Los Angeles when it’s anywhere from 50 to 80 degrees? DF: I travel a lot so I have a lot of winter clothes that I use in Germany, New York, and Chicago. When I can actually wear some of that in LA, it’s exciting! I always love boots and a nice winter coat.

LV: You travel a ton. Where did you go in 2015

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that you absolutely loved? DF: Anguilla, an island in the Caribbean, is gorgeous— amazing water, friendly people, and great food. I would highly recommend it.

LV: You found success early in your career. What do you consider your big break? DF: It sounds funny but I think it all started when I was a trophy girl at the Oscar’s; I got a lot of press for that. I was on Maxim’s Hot 100 list and that is something that a lot of people looked at. It led to more opportunities in the entertainment world for me.

LV: Who do you look to for fashion inspiration? DF: I really like a more timeless look. For inspiration, I look at people like Sophia Loren and other people from glamorous, old Hollywood movies. A Dolce and Gabbana campaign is something that I always love. I also love old, Italian films. I like clothes that could have been worn 50 years ago or that can be worn 50 years from now.


“...I’m really hoping to connect more with women. The idea of helping a woman look and feel better about herself is something that would really make me feel good.”

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“You’re there for a reason, so let’s make the most of that day.”

LV: You have a really strong social media following, from Instagram to Twitter. As social media is changing the way we get our news, shop, and communicate, how do you utilize it as a platform for your professional life?

dream. Growing up, Wonder Woman was such an icon to my brother and me. He would dress me up as Wonder Woman!

DF: I’m approached everyday about taking advantage of my social media. My Facebook has over 1.3 million followers. People these days are in G-strings selling some kind of diet teas. I’m trying to protect my brand as much as possible. I just bought a domain called secretsofamodel.com. I’m going to start blogging soon and eventually launch products in the beauty and fashion world. That’s really what I’m passionate about. I have a lot of male followers right now, but I’m really hoping to connect more with women. The idea of helping a woman look and feel better about herself is something that would really make me feel good. Being in the business a long time, you learn a lot of tips and tricks that I think could help the everyday woman, so that’s how I want to use my social media.

DF: Yeah, I’ll show my future kids one day that I was Wonder Woman!

LV: I’m sure our audience would be so into that. What advice would you give to young women in the industry on managing their social media accounts?

LV: That must be fun, to see your face on a superhero.

LV: How do you approach your job now as opposed to when you first started? DF: It’s very different for me now. Now when I work for a client, ninety percent of the time it’s a repeat client. I’m not as self-conscious anymore. You’re there for a reason, so let’s make the most of that day. These are things that no one teaches a girl who’s just starting out: being friendly to everyone on set, staying in touch with the photographer, maintaining relationships with the whole creative team, collaborating, and doing more creative projects on your own in your free time. These are things I’ve learned throughout the years and it’s really helpful at this point.

LV: What’s it like being a powerful woman in fashion now?

DF: My advice would be to pay close attention to what you’re posting and to realize that that’s a photo that will be there forever, possibly. You have to protect your brand. Keeping it as classy as possible would be a smart thing to do.

DF: I look up to Kathy Ireland, she’s my inspiration. I want to take advantage of the years I’ve been in this business and create my own business out of it.

LV: I read on Twitter that you recently collaborated on a Wonder Woman comic. How did that come about?

LV: What projects are you working on in the coming year? Are there any creative projects you’ve always wanted to tackle?

DF:The artist met with me a few years ago and always wanted to do something with me. His career grew and he started working with DC Comics. He had a Wonder Woman story and he always had me in mind as playing a really empowered, badass female character. He said, “This is perfect. You’re Wonder Woman!” That had always been my

DF: Just yesterday I shot a promo for a short film I’m going to do. My character is also a badass kind of a superhero, and that’s very exciting to me. Other than that, I’m finally doing “Secrets of a Model” blog and possibly coming out with my own products. That’s something that I’ve always wanted to do so 2016 is the year to finally make it happen.

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Writer Alison Du Pras @prettyinpython Photographer Tracy Kahn @tracykahn

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fter the last Champagne bottle has popped and the gold confetti has settled on the ground, it’s not uncommon to feel a little discouraged about bringing in the new year. Maybe it’s from the weather, or the fact that yet another year has crept by leaving you with some unfulfilled expectations, but starting a new year can feel like the biggest emotional strain. Of course there is also the pressure of conquering your resolutions— joining a gym and finding true love. The fact is, you are capable of accomplishing your dreams and you will! Remember to approach your ambitions at your own speed. Tthese feelings are totally temporary; if you focus on yourself without the comparison to others, and stay positive, you can figure out a few ways to subdue the feeling enough to find light at the beginning of a new year.

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Reach out to people you love. You don’t have to talk heavily about the issues weighing on your mind, but taking that first jump and reaching out is what will really help you the most. I once read something that said, “Loneliness and depression are great friends,” and found it to be the most relevant comparison. It’s hard to focus on your own feelings when you’re distracted by the comfort of great company. A little conversation and coffee can go a long way!

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Exercise and eat right, not for a resolution but out of basic respect for yourself. This isn’t easy, but absolutely the most necessary. Eating junk food because it feels good and lying in bed all morning instead of hitting the gym is guaranteed to make you feel worse about anything that might be running through your mind. Instead, use diet and exercise as a way to release all of those endorphins. Run until you can’t think anymore or cook something healthy and delicious. If your physical-self is happy, your mental-self will follow.

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Make some really exciting plans for the new year. Planning little vacations and career goals for 2016 makes the new year seem like a huge step forward and not just another eventless year to come and go. Set attainable goals that will make you feel in charge.

Baron Baptiste or GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. On another note (no pun intended) try journaling! Create and maintain daily positive habits with The Five Minute Journal.

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Detach from the crap and throw things away. A messy house breeds a messy mind and it’s always better to start a new chapter with fewer meaningless objects lying around. Mementos that remind you of anything other than an absolutely amazing time? They need to go. Clothes that you don’t love don’t deserve precious space in your closet. Only keep things around that inspire you to live your version of a beautiful life and see how the empty space also clears space for positivity in your mind.

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When all else fails, just cry it all out. You know that feeling when you don’t even know why you’re bawling over a movie trailer, but it just feels so damn good to keep crying? That’s a necessary form of release and at the end you might find yourself seeing things in a different light.

Take a break from social media and focus your efforts on helping someone else instead. Nothing is worse than being bombarded with false perceptions of everyone’s perfect lives. This is the best time of year to put the phone down and focus on helping someone in real life instead. Be the person you needed when you were younger and help mentor someone who looks up to you. Send a reassuring message to a friend who may be going through the same sadness you are. Remind your friends and family how much you love them. There are plenty of ways to put your own mind on the back burner just long enough to remember why life is so beautiful.

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“There are too many puppy kisses, bubble baths, and vacation plans your beautiful self has to look forward to.. ”

Be absolutely ridiculous and don’t give a damn. Put on all the cheesy songs you love but are too embarrassed to play in front of anyone. Throw on your highest heels, wear that neon lipstick and dance around your apartment until you pass out from exhaustion. Order pizza at 4AM. Put bubbles in your bath until it overflows. Remind yourself that life isn’t too serious and you’re allowed to do whatever you please. Remember all the crazy things you imagined doing as a teenager when you thought about having your own money and place? Do all those things and realize that you are completely capable of making your past wishes happen.

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Read a really great book. I’m not trying to sound like your high school English teacher, but books are absolutely the best and cheapest form of therapy. Take it to the park or a coffee shop! Books give you a chance to get outside of your own mind and depending on the story can inspire you try something new/think differently/start your own revolution. Ask your smartest friend what she’s read and liked, or try starting with Being of Power by

Treat yourself, because it’s the year of YOU. Face masks and a cheap bottle of champagne go a long way for a girl’s self-esteem and happiness. Cancel whatever plans aren’t important, focus on you, and don’t feel guilty about it one single bit. It’s important to be a bit selfish sometimes. Exfoliate all of the negativity out and remind yourself that life is always about new beginnings. Remember, there are always better times to come with each new day, or year. There are too many puppy kisses, bubble baths, and vacation plans your beautiful self has to look forward to, we promise.

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Photographer Eric Michael Roy @ericmichaelroy Creative Director Tracy Kahn @tracykahn Model Aarika Wolf @aarikagerette Model Agency Vision Models LA @visionlosangeles Model Goncalo Reiss @goncaloreiss Model Agency Two Management LA @twomanagement Makeup Artist Dana Delany @danadelaney Wig Design Sara Tintari @saratintari Wardrobe Stylists Giolliosa and Natalie Fuller @sisterstyling Videographer Ben Shani @benshaniphotos Producer Jamie Sterle @jbellproduction Assistants Braden Moran @bradenmoran and John Dolan @dolanjad Location Emerson College, Hollywood CA

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