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MISSROBIN FASHION FANZINE

MISSROBIN is glad to present THE

Youth ISSUE

SPRING 2013

- EDITOR’S LETTER -

“FOREVER YOUNG” Hi beloved reader! Once again we thank you for reading our new issue. Here we are, one more time putting all our effort in creating this issue just for you. We’re glad to say that we are back bigger than ever. This time more people from all over the world joined us in this journey: Lovely contributors from U.S.A, The Netherlands and United Kingdom, never forgetting the ones who already shared their talent with us in the first issue of missROBIN. The main inspiration for this issue was our insane love to 1960’s so we welcome the spring in our own way : Full of flowers and the joy of being young and free spirited!

LUCAS

MISSROBIN FASHION FANZINE

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND ART DIRECTION: LUCAS ASIN CONTRIBUTORS: Laia chic Helena Contreras emily deighton CHIMMI GURUNG laura hueto LIBERTAD GOMEZ Annick van dijk PHOTOGRAPHERS: HELENA EXQUIS SASKIA Lawson Meike Linhorst VIVIENNE MOK ILLUSTRATORS: ANE LOPEZ KEVIN POVEDA

BARCELONA, MARCH 2013

CONTENTS FORBIDDEN SEXINESS

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INTERVIEW

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1966

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I’M FROM BARCELONA

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JEUNESSE DORÉE

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BOOK CLUB

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MARIANE

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MIRROR MIRROR

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DIY

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LIPSTICK LOVER

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SIDE B

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IT GIRL

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EXTRA

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THE TREND

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Forbiddensexiness

Sheer materials have been circulating for ages, but this season a peak has been hit. And although transparent clothes will always radiate some sex appeal, Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 taught us we can be classy and sexy at the same time. by Annick Van Dijk

During Fashion Week it became clear: showing some skin is everything but tacky. Many designers showed us the possibilities of using sheer materials in elegant ways. Lace was by far the leading fabric, but materials like silk chiffon, organza and mousseline came across as well. Chloé celebrated her 60th anniversary by representing a feminine collection full of lightness and confidence. We saw lots of cropped tops combined with pastel parts of see-through materials. Erdem used patch worked materials that fooled us into thinking it was lace. In reality it was handembroidered PVC. An extravagant collection was designed by Meadham Kirchhoff, who added some lace too. Only them managed to do so without exposing much skin, which was brilliant as always. One designer even took this trend to a higher level, as he combined lace with

leather – which resulted in a not so innocent collection. Jason Wu: “I wanted to do everything forbidden, everything you don’t do”. He included tough black and white looks and used different lace patterns that caught our eyes. Of course the celebrities took notice of this trend as well. We saw Rihanna wearing a beautiful red sheer dress from Azzedine Alaia at the BAFTA-awards. At the same event Kelly Rowland wore a Georges Chakra with multiple transparent cut outs showing off her fit figure. The challenge is to wear these materials while looking sexy, not trashy. We’ve been overblown by see-through fabrics during Fashion Weeks and now is the time to use them ourselves. With this little piece of fashion education we’re sure you will pull it off easily. Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; move over!

THE TREND

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Ilustration by Kevin Poveda.

INTERVIEW

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INTERVIEW

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VINTAGE AS A WAY OF LIFE by Libertad Gómez

Here in MissRobin we’re all vintage lovers, and when we think about vintage, we obviously think about one of our favourite bloggers and vintage specialist, the Swedish redhead and gorgeous Elsa Billgren. Coinciding with the publication of her first book, ‘Elsa Billgrens Vintage’; we wanted to ask her a little bit about the culture of vintage, the beginning of her love story with vintage and of course what we can find in her book!

MissRobin: Hi Elsa! Thanks for heeding us! First of all, we know that you’re a big vintage lover and have a huge collection of vintage stuff, but... when did you started to feel some kind of interest about vintage? What was the first vintage thing you had? Elsa Billgren: Well, I fell in love with vintage as a small child, but then no one called it that. We all said second hand clothes and it wasn’t cool at all. My mom used to take us (me and my sister) out on Saturdays scouting for great items and then we compared them to each other, the cheaper the find the better! When I started high school and took drama classes I decided never to wear pants again and really went for my vintage look. My first vintage item was my first baby dress, my mom only dressed me in old clothes as a child. MR: You worked some time ago for Beyond Retro,

one of the huge vintage retailers in Stockholm; what exactly were you doing there? Do you miss it? EB: I worked at the store at first, but after a couple of weeks I applied for the press and PR position and got it! I had that job for four years and quit when I couldn’t do everything at once, as I had too many other jobs as a freelancer. I don’t really miss it beWWcause I’m there all the time visiting. I live so close that it’s like my second wardrobe! MR: God, I wish I could have a second wardrobe like that, hahaha! Later on you also worked in the Swedish television; searching for the best vintage clothes and redecorating people’s houses. What’s the most funny about it? Will you still be working on these programs with a new season this year? EB: Oh I love it so much! Deciding how people should have their houses is a real kick, and I love to be able to take down walls and get dirty, in my vintage dresses. The contrast is great!

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“I FELL IN LOVE WITH VINTAGE AS A SMALL CHILD, BUT THEN NO ONE CALLED IT THAT” MR: In other order of things, how did you come to start a rental company of vintage wedding dresses (which we found it so clever and great)? How is the process of finding a dress like this? And more important, what advice do you give to those who come to you for the wedding dress of their dreams? EB: I just ended up with a lot of fancy dresses that weren’t in my size and felt like a horrible person hogging all these magnificent pieces, so I started to rent them out! Now I always look for vintage wedding dresses in the stores, so they can get married over and over again with my help! I always say, rent a cheap dress from me and buy an expensive pair of heels to enjoy your whole life!

MR: The book’s is going to be published in Sweden, is it possible to buy outside its borders? Do you think about translate into English in order that all your foreign readers can read it (we’ll love to, seriously!)? EB: Of course! I would love to translate it into English but that’s not up to me. Let’s hold our thumbs! MR: Yes, finger crossed! And finally, a question that we’re sure all our readers are asking themselves... what advice can you give to those interested in entering the world of vintage? What kind of clothing is essential in a vintage wardrobe?

MR: We know (and we’re very excited about) that you’re releasing a book really soon… Why did you decide to write a book? What kind of content can we find on it?

EB: Start up with accessories! Make your wardrobe personal with some vintage belts, bags, shoes and details! You will soon be enchanted and go all in, I promise!

EB: I really wanted to collect all my thought, passion and knowledge about vintage in a book, and had already started that process when my publisher contacted me. It was destiny! It’s a book you can have in your purse and bring while shopping for vintage, It’s the guide on how to become a vintage expert!

MR: That’s a great advice for sure!! Thank you so much for answering this little interview, Elsa!! So, are you ready now for exploring the vintage world? We’re ready for sure!

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Vintage dress and belt, headpice; present from a friend.

1966 Photography: Helena Exquis

Styling: Helena Contreras & Lucas As铆n Make-up: Laura Neumann Hair: Laia Naval贸n Models: Cristina @BLOW models Caterina G @TRAFFIC models. Location by: Jana Errando at Palo Alto.

Coats from DIKSI vinatge earrings

Caterina wears dress by KLING Cristina wears dress by AMERICAN PEREZ

Caterina wears top AMERICAN APPAREL, trousers ASOS and vintage shoes. Cristina wears total look from ASOS, shoes from MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF

Both total look AMERICAN APPAREL, and vintage shoes. Sunglassses by TOM FORD

I’M FROM BARCELONA

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e t a l o c o h Pics by Helena Exquis

I’M FROM BARCELONA

NO ONE LOVES CHOCOLATE MORE THAN YOUNG PEOPLE (OK, MAYBE YOUR GRANNY DOES), BUT AS THIS IS THE YOUTH ISSUE WE WANTED TO INVITE YOU TO DISCOVER BARCELONA’S SWEETEST SPOTS. ALL FITTED IN BARCELONA’S CITY CENTRE, ALSO KNOWN AS “BARRI GOTIC” THESE TINY STREETS FULL OF HISTORY ALSO HIDE THE CUTEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE ATELIERS OF THE CITY! SO DON’T FORGET THE ADDRESSES AND VISIT THEM THE NEXT TIME YOU COME TO THE CITY! WE PROMISE YOU WON’T REGRET IT!

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FARGAS

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Founded in 1827 casa Fargas was born. Built in the corner between Carrer del Pi and Carrer de la Porta Ferrissa offers the cutest truffles, and chocolates, here they still grind the cocoa in an ancient grindstone, as you can notice when you taste them. Carrer del Pi, 16 . 933 020 342.W

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PASTISSERIA ESCRIBA

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In the middle of the “Ramblas” one of the most famous streets of Barcelona. Located in of the most beautiful buildings of the street, a gem of Catalan Art nouveau (Modernisme). Take a chair and taste the delicious cakes and pastries homemade in this historic building of the city. La Rambla, 83. 933 01 60 27, www.escriba.es

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CAELUM

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In Barcelona’s downtown, very close to La Catedral, Barcelona’s church is Caelum, a really special café. All the products they sell there are made in convents and monasteries all over Spain. You can buy the pastries and take them away, or walk downstairs and enjoy them at the crypt. Calle Palla, 8 . 933 02 69 93, www.caelumbarcelona.com

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LA COLMENA

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This shop has over 150 years of history and makes the ​​ oldest hand made candies in Spain wraped one by one by hand. His popular candies, carquinyolis and their variety of more than 25 different candies are well known by sweets lovers. Plaça de l’Àngel, 12. 933 15 13 56, www.lacolmenabarcelona.blogspot.com

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GRANJA VIADER

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This is a really famous stop for Barcelona’s families, so if you go on a Friday and Saturday evening you will need to wait for a while! This is the birthplace of Cacaolat, a really traditional and loved chocolate beverage. Don’t forget to get some “Chocolata amb melindros”(Hot chocolate with whipped cream and ladyfingers). Carrer Xuclà, 4 . 933 18 34 86, www.granjaviader.cat/

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Caelum Fargas La Colmena

JEUNESSE DORテ右 Photography: Saskia Lawson

Make-up: Chimmi Dholkar Gurung Styling: Swapnil Gurung Model: Jessie @profile models

Polo crop top from ASOS Circle skirt from AMERICAN APPAREL

Dress from ASOS Cat ears by ROUGE PONY

Dungaree from ASOS Lace top from ZARA

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BOOK CLUB

BOOK CLUB

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Literary growth or the reason for

YA

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BY LAURA HUETO

Ah, growing up... from young to old, from recklessness to experience, from ignorance to accomplishment. Quite a feat!

*Young adult.

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BOOK CLUB

Sometimes I wonder... Is there really a moment in which you are allowed to say “That’s it, I’m grown up”? Is it really possible to reach a point in which you’ve accomplished an ideal level of emotional maturity that enables you to feel like you’ve made it to the top of the hill, and that nothing remains for you to do other than continue walking down to the other side? Must we follow the natural scheme of growth and decay? It really is an intriguing question. If you asked Peter Pan, for instance, he’d reply with a blatant “No!” and a swing of his sword. Which raises a further question: is youth determined by age or by attitude? Can one refuse to grow old, and simply choose to build an infinite ladder at the top of the hill in order to never stop going upwards? Some people think so. My grandmother, for instance, is one of the most optimistic and active people I know. Which leads me to believe that, if youth is indeed about growth and evolution, so is the literature regarding it. From The Little Red Riding Hood’s initiation journey to The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ (Ann Brashares, 2001) teenager dramas, the genre of Young Adult literature is not an old phenomenon. In fact, it strikes me as very interesting how the same ‘moralistic’ spirit of Victorian times prevails today in this sort of literature. Life’s more than willing disposition to teach us important lessons has been famously portrayed throughout history in a great deal many pieces, a remarkable number of which feature young ladies struggling to make their way through life: from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847) and Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey (1817), to the later Little Women (1880) by North-American author Louisa May Alcott.

But this same script seems to be taken up again and again in updated versions such as Candace Bushnell’s The Carrie Diaries (2010) and Summer in the City (2011), or the Gossip Girl (2002-2009) series by Cecily Von Ziegesar. No matter the social or historical backdrop of these stories, it is always about being able to individually overcome adversity, whether it comes from external factors and events, or from aspects within ourselves, like our fears, prejudices or inexperience. Through this kind of literature, we get to witness these heroines’ loss of ingenuity and innocence, but also the gain of strength of character, decision and experience, no matter the outcome of their endeavours.W So be it to re-explore the contemporary uneasiness of first-kisses and awkward prom dates, or to go back in time to delve on the moral value of strength of character and religious resilience, let us indulge in this literature of growth and experience once again the cheerful struggle of youth! As always, Happy Reading!

BOOK CLUB

robin recommends :

miss

THE CLASSICS:

The Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault. Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1816), Northanger Abbey (1817) and Persuasion (1818) by Jane Austen Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Brontë Little Women and Good Wives (1880) by Louisa May Alcott A Little Princess (1905) by Frances Hodgson Burnett CONTEMPORARY YA FICTION :

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2001) by Ann Brashares The Carrie Diaries (2010) and Summer in the City (2011) by Candace Bushnell  The “Gossip Girl” series (2002-2009) by Cecily Von Ziegesar The Devil Wears Prada (2003) by Lauren Weisberger The Nanny Diaries (2002) by Emma McLauughlin and Nicola Kraus Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) by Helen Fielding Sex and the City (1996) by Candace Bushnell.

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A R A M I N Photography/Styling/Hair&Make-up:

VIVIENNE MOK Model:

MARIANE @EVIDENCE Wardrobe: Vintage

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smacking cocktail will leave your lips mosturised and smooth. 4. Then use a Lip balm to prevent dryness especially after the exfoliation. I recommend: Rêve de Miel From Nuxe or Medicated Lip Balm Spring will be here in a blink of an with Clove Oil from Burt’s Bees. eye. Sun, sea, flowers, colors, love, These 2 products are my must have!!! kisses. So don’t force love to pass you I never travel without one of them. over because of dry and cracked lips. Winter has been pretty hard on your 5. Always have a lip balm in your bag lips we know that but if you follow these simple rules no excuses. And last but not least if you want to embellish even more your lips, Go 1. Drink drink, drink, as much as for red lips... Yes dear, we are talking you can... I am talking about water about kissable lips... The must have obviously!!! at least 6 or 8 glasses a of this season? Velvetine from Lime day. Crime... You put it at 9:00am go to bed at 3:00am still on and it’s mat 2. Don’t nibble or lick your lips or finished. I especially love the color you will dry them out even more. Red Velvet but if you are more found of shiny red go for the Glamour101. 3. Exfoliate your lips once a week and get rid of dead skin cells. Per- Now you know my tips to keep your sonnally I use Mint Julip from Lush lips as soft as peaches. (Fresh Handmade Cosmetics) You can also make your own home made Lip Scrub. For this you just need some sugar, honey or oil (almond, olive or jojoba) and done. This Lip

BY EMILY DEIGHTON

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DIY

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In 2009, Moschino Cheap and Chic debuted their Spring 2010 RTW collection and I have been bedazzled by the daisy sunglasses worn by the models ever since! In honor of spring, I decided to make a pair myself, and discovered it was surprisingly easy.

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YOU WILL NEED: * 1 Sheet of white foam * Scissors * Cheap White Sunglasses * Pencil * Craft Glue

1. Draw a circle that is the same height as the lenses in your sunglasses on the white foam. Draw petals around circle, and then cut out daisy shape. 2. Repeat step one. 3. Glue cut-out daisies onto sunglasses. 4. Cut the “petals� where your nose is. 5. Let glue dry overnight, and then voila! The perfect daisy sunglasses!

k c i t s lip ving lo Meike Linhorst - Photography

Chimmi Dholkar Gurung - Make up artist Polly Bycroft Brown -model

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Orogold 24K Gold Deep Peeling,Arbonne FC5 Nurturing Day Lotion,Arbonne makeup primer,Arbonne perfecting liquid foundation,Mac prep + prime transparent finishing powder ,The body shop brow definer,Arbonne fc5 skin conditioning oil, BARRY M LIP PAINT 100 BABY PINK

Orogold 24K Gold Deep Peeling,Arbonne FC5 Nurturing Day Lotion,Arbonne makeup primer,Arbonne perfecting liquid foundation,Mac prep + prime transparent finishing powder ,The body shop brow definer,Arbonne fc5 skin conditioning oil, BARRY M LIP PAINT 129 PALEST LAVENDER.

Orogold 24K Gold Deep Peeling,Arbonne FC5 Nurturing Day Lotion,Arbonne makeup primer,Arbonne perfecting liquid foundation,Mac prep + prime transparent finishing powder ,The body shop brow definer,Arbonne fc5 skin conditioning oil,BARRY M 149 GREEN + SLEEK POUT PAINT CLOUD

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Who has never listened Be My Baby while dreaming you are a Baby dancing with Johny in Dirty Dancing? Sure, The Ronettes achieved to take part at the soundtrack of any teenager’s life, even they weren’t an important group in the U.S.A in the early 60s. Besides their successful songs, being the only girl group that toured with The Beatles and being considered one of the best girl groups of music history, their long hair, never-ending-beehives, strong eyeliners and their straight looks matching their perfectly synchronized voices. When you listen to the Ronettes you can’t help yourself from humming their songs while you dance and jump with the music beats.

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GET THE LOOK...

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1.Dress ALICE+OLIVIA 345.00$, 2. Swater OPENING CEREMONY 240.00$, 3. Earrings MISS PRIS 22.73 $, 4. Sunglasses ASHTON 18.06$, 5. Watch GOOD TIMING 50$, 6. Platform sandals MIU MIU 465$, 7. Bag ASOS 45,45 $, 8.Blusher & OTHER STORIES 12$.

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Selah Sue is nothing like you would expect. She sounds like a black woman with a heart full of soul, while in reality, she’s a tiny, blonde 23-year old from Belgium. It wasn’t until her sixteenth birthday when Sanne Putseys –which is her real name- found her own singing voice. When she participated in an Open Mic evening, she was discovered by singer Milow who took her on tour. Since then, she made a song with Cee-Lo Green and has been the support act of Prince, who said she was ‘breathing music’. Despite all of that she still got both feet on the ground and, as she says herself, she’s totally down to earth. Not only is she an incredible singer, she also loves fashion. This got her a few interesting collaborations; for instance it was her song that was played in Yves Saint Laurent’s campaign for their new perfume ‘Manifesto’. Also recently, she’s sponsored by Chanel, which is rare, because that mainly only happens with faces of the brand. You’ll recognize the singer-songwriter by her big cotton candy hair, which –if someone criticises it- she just pulls up a little higher. Selah Sue’s album is self-titled and has got songs like ‘raggamuffin’ and ‘crazy vibes’ on it. For me, it is the perfect album for a chill night at the beach as well as it is during a day of boring studying.

Words by: Annick Van Dijk Illustration by: Lucas Asin

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STOCKISTS -In alphabetical orderAMERICAN APPAREL www.americanapparel.net AMERICAN PEREZ www.americanperez.com ASOS www.asos.com DIKSI www.diksi.es KLING www.kling.es MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF www.meadhamkirchhoff.com ROUGE PONY www.etsy.com/shop/rougepony TOM FORD www.tomford.com

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We’re always looking for fresh meat, if you are a photographer, stylist, journalist, writer, illustrator or dreamer, and you think that your work fit with us: JUST WRITE TO US!

-missrobinfanzine@gmail.comMany thanks to:

Ana Cortés, Michelle, Natalia & Jorge, Elsa Billgren, Kailey,Dídac, Mum & Dad.

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