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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR We are very excited to publish the WILD Volume today! All of the fashion editorials in this issue have been exclusevly shot for LUCY’S and we can’t be more proud of all the hard work to make this happen. What I enjoy most about this Volume is the diversity and art that inspires me. One of the most important things to me is to be able to publish fashion editorials from all over the world, because that gives LUCY’S even more diversity and personality. In this issue we have editorials from Europe and all over the United States! We are now accepting editorials for the GIVE ME COLOR Volume! Please check our website for info www.lucysmagazine.com

Thank you for supporting LUCY’S Magazine!

Ramona


RAMONA ATKIN

Editor in Chief & Publisher * ISSIE CAREY PR Director/Writing * RAMONA ATKIN Graphic Design * GAVIN ATKIN Editor Assistant

CONTENTS SARAH BRICKEY p.4 ERIKA ASTRID p.16 PATRICK POSTLE p.28 & p.40 JOOYOUNG KIM p.50 CHARLOTTE NAVIO p.54 ALEX LONDON p.66 KATARINA HILDEBRANDT p.74 SORINA GRANIS p.84 KRISS LOGAN p.86 DIANA SANTISTEBAN p.96 Contributors COVER CREDITS photographer PATRICK POSTLE stylist BELINDA MARTIN hair ABRAHAM SPRINKLE mua LEAH BENNETT make up shout out to KEVIN AUCOIN BEAUTY model CECE YOST @ WILHELMINA MODELS top TOP SHOP - coat MESHIT# front slit culotte ACHRO shoes MODERN VICE * BACKCOVER CREDITS photography ERIKA ASTRID model CASSIE @ LA MODELS hair MISHELLE PARRY makeup CHRISTINA CULINSKI styling EVA SHERIDAN


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KEEP THE WILD IN YOU photographer SARAH BRICKEY stylist SUCHANDRA BULLOCK makeup & hair JANET MARISCAL model CAITLIN HOLLERAN @ CAST IMAGES MODEL AND TALENT


LUCY’S 6 Isabel Marant Etoile Floral Dress from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; Vintage Zebra Belt from WASTELAND SF; Vintage Tooled Leather Belt from VER UNICA SF; Vintage Skinny Leather Belt from VER UNICA SF; Boots DOC MARTENS LACE UP OPPOSITE PAGE TRICOT COMME DES GARÇONS Silver Polkadot Skirt from MODERN APPEALING CLOTHING SF; THEORY LINEN Vest from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; FIORENTINI BAKER Triple Buckle Boots from GIMME SHOES SF


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ALEXANDER WANG Dress, RAQUEL ALLEGRA Striped Skirt all from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; SOPHIE D’HOORE Macrame Necklace from MODERN APPEALING CLOTHING SF; DOC MARTENS Lace Up Boots; VINTAGE Horn Bracelet from WATELAND SF OPPOSITE PAGE SAINT LAURENT Studded Baja Hoodie from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; VINTAGE Embroidered Dress from VER UNICA SF


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TOMORROWLAND STRIPED Shirt, MARNI STRIPED Trousers all from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; VINTAGE Wood and LEATHER Heels from WASTELAND SF


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HEIDI ACKERMAN Silk Chinoiserie Vest, HEIDI ACKERMAN Purple Stripe Sweater, ISABEL MARANT Floral Bohemian Silk Pants all from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; VINTAGE Hat from BELLE COSE SF OPPOSITE PAGE RAQUEL ALLEGRA Trench Coat from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; NICOLE FARHI Sheer Dress from WASTELAND SF; Knee High Wool Socks from MODERN APPEALING CLOTHING; VINTAGE Wood and LEATHER Heels from WASTELAND SF


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TRICOT COMME DES GARÇONS Silver Polkadot Skirt from MODERN APPEALING CLOTHING SF; THEORY LINEN Vest from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; FIORENTINI BAKER Triple Buckle Boots from GIMME SHOES SF OPPOSITE PAGE WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK Blazer from MODERN APPEALING CLOTHING SF; KENZO Denim Skirt from BARNEY’S NEW YORK SF; FIORENTINI BAKER Triple Buckle Boots from GIMME SHOES SF


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Wi l d er Woman photography ERIKA ASTRID @erikaastrid - model CASSIE @ LA MODELS @cassichloupek - hair MISHELLE PARRY @mishyparry - makeup CHRISTINA CULINSKI @clcglam - styling EVA SHERIDAN @evamariesheridan jumper ALL HOURS - boots BECCA MOON


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dress ANNA HULING - hat BAILEY - jewelry CATHEXIS METALS - shoes MARC JACOBS


LUCY’S 20 shirt GIORGIO ARMANI - skirt LUCID, LTD - shoes VINTAGE OPPOSITE PAGE shirt ENO BLACK - jacket VINTAGE COOGI - pants PRADA - shoes BECCA MOON jewelry CATHEXIS METALS


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shirt MUSTARD SEED - pants ANGELO MOZZILLO - shoes STEVE MADDEN - jewelry CATHEXIS METALS

THIS IS NOT THE PAST... NOR IS IT THE FUTURE; IT IS AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL DIMENSION WHERE THE RETRO-ACTIVE CROSSES THE MUNDANE.


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dress VINTAGE DIOR - shoes STEVE MADDEN OPPOSITE PAGE shirt ENO BLACK - jacket VINTAGE COOGI - pants PRADA shoes BECCA MOON - jewelry CATHEXIS METALS


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dress VINTAGE DIOR - shoes STEVE MADDEN


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ALMOST SUMMER photographer PATRICK POSTLE stylist LAUREN ABBONDOLA hair ABRAHAM SPRINKLE mua KATY ALBRIGHT style assistant LAUREN WALKUP model ANNA D @ WILHELMINA white leather cutout dress ANDREW MARC woven black vest OSKLEN black bracelet SUCCARA black and white sunnies WILDFOX


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red and white striped top and skirt WALDRIP - rose gold shoes REBECCA MINKOFF - rose gold ring LARUICCI OPPOSITE PAGE black high neck jumpsuit THEIA - white hat REISS - yellow statement ring SAMANTHA WILLS


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white feather top ADRIENNE LANDAU - cream sheer blouse GREGORY - black skirt with flower embellishment ALEX VINASH - orange pumps RENE CAOVILLA turquoise and orange necklace HOLST LEE OPPOSITE PAGE black and beige sequin dress ALEX VINASH - straw cutout hat REISS - red leather feathered earrings THE SHINY SQUIRREL


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white wide legged pants VALENTINA KOVA black and white blazer REISS blue shoes SIEGERSON MORRISON purple cateye sunnies WILDFOX OPPOSITE PAGE champagne vest GEORGINE black and white polka dot dress JILL STUART round sunnies WILDFOX silver and pearl earrings PERVIS ROSS


Tim Coburn Photography Model Melanie Blankenship Hair & Makeup Myken Garcia Beauty


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ROUGE

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photographer PATRICK POSTLE stylist BELINDA MARTIN hair ABRAHAM SPRINKLE mua LEAH BENNETT make up shout out to KEVIN AUCOIN BEAUTY model CECE YOST @ WILHELMINA MODELS visor PUCCI - suit KATE SPADE - shoes MODERN VICE


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skirt ACHRO - top JILL SANDER OPPOSITE PAGE pants CHAMPAGNE AND STRAWBERRY jacket MILLY - tank top JCREW


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dress SILENCE AND NOISE OPPOSITE PAGE bag LOVE MOSCHINO - dress REISS coat MESHIT# - shoes ARAMA SHOES


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vest AGANOVICH - skirt EDEL’LINE LEE OPPOSITE PAGE top WOW COUTURE - skirt AGANOVICH shoes AND OTHER STORIES


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dress ALEXANDER MCQUEEN OPPOSITE PAGE dress CLOVER CANYON - shoes L.A.M.B. sunglasses BALENCIAGA


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An interview with JooYoung Kim

TRANSPARENT written by Issie Carey


“I was first trained at a factory in the garment district,” says up-and-coming designer, Jooyoung Kim as he tells Lucy’s about a manufacturing background that later led to his positions as an intern in a men’s and women’s runway team for Thom Browne and his role in reinventing attire for the Baltimore Orchestra. “After working with Thom Browne, Daniel Roseberry, Gabriel Asfour, [and] Gregory Scott Angel, I formed much respect for their work.” The menswear designer considers his experiences to be pivotal in his transition to becoming “a creative designer with a tailoring basis.” As he was brought up in Seoul, fashion was not the route he had intended to take; “I initially majored in industrial engineering management at [the] ‘Hankuk University of Foreign Studies’ in Korea.” It wasn’t until Kim came to the United States in the Summer of 2011 that he met his soulmate; the City. “I visited New York and instantly fell in love.” he says, perhaps lost in thought, visualizing the beautiful chaos of its urban setting, confined into the borders of one geographical identity. The foundation of his interest in fashion, however, was constituted more by the ways in which he understood the work of others and how their styles and form colored his perception of his own surroundings. Kim’s technique was inspired not by the non-fiction setting of his own surroundings, but by the magical realism of a fictional world. “When I was in the Korean Navy, I read some books by Haruki Murakami who always had a fictional male character that wore chino pants, penny loafers, and a button down shirt.” Kim explains, praising the work of the acclaimed Japanese author, “After I came to New York, I became fascinated by how I saw many men who reminded me of his character.” This brought about Kim’s interest in “the American Classic.” In his perspective on fashion through Murakami’s lens, a man’s clothing became more-so an expression of his identity through a stylistic choice. “This became a starting point for me; when I decided to go to a fashion school.”

”The factory covers a huge area, and it consists of several buildings. Each building is big, too, and the sections are color-coded… I worked in the building with the yellow ceiling and posts. My helmet and pants were also yellow… The month before, I had been assigned to the green building, where I wore a green helmet and pants… We moved from section to section each month, like Gypsies. It was company policy. That way, we could all form a complete picture…” - Haruki Murakami, the Dancing Dwarf


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“‘What was he wearing?’ I asked. She rubbed her nose again lightly. ‘Chinos and a short-sleeved polo shirt. His shirt was dark gray. The trousers were cream-colored. Both items we’d bought from the J.Crew catalogue. My husband’s nearsighted and he always wears glasses. Metalframed Armani’s. His shoes were gray New Balances. He didn’t have any socks on.’ I noted down all the details.” - Haruki Murakami, Where I’m Likely to Find it

“We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past, like ancient stars that have burned out, are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about every day, too many new things we have to learn. New styles, new information, new technology, new terminology … But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.” - Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

phoyography MARK ELZEY makeup MISAKI SHIHARA model DAJE BARBOUR designer JOOYOUNG KIM director SAM KIM stylist GUNWOONG KIM


Kim shall be receiving a degree from Parson’s School of Design in the Spring. While many attend school for the token of adding a qualification to their resume, Jooyoung Kim’s incentive is merely for the rewarding nature of education. “Right now, I am excited by fashion, but I actually do not see myself pursuing a design career later on.” He shrugs, “I am interested in maybe studying the field of fashion curating for exhibitions such as [Charles James’] beyond-fashion.” Nevertheless, in his present enthusiasm for fashion, Kim continues to embark on pressing his own footprint into the industry. “My favorite thing about fashion is finding inspiration for my next collection.” Kim admits, “I really enjoy the opportunity to go see, smell, and touch and find new experiences that will give me new ideas when I design.” “Because my thesis was about showing the beauty of traditional menswear, I wanted to celebrate tailoring in a new way through transparency,” Kim voices, proud of his work, “[In the] transparent organza, I wished to show the interior details of menswear, highlighted by the colors. I also screen-printed by hand, the five traditional menswear suit textile patterns in white because white cannot be printed from digital machines.” The exquisitely compatible blue and pink palettes -- a bold choice to mark contemporary style -- combined with a traditional array of necklines does, in fact, encapsulate the quirky and mundane spirit of Murakami’s compelling characters and the quintessence of his emblematic style. “My collection honors traditional tailoring by enhancing the traditional not through manipulations, but different fabrications.”

He considers a curator for The Costume Institute of the New York Metropolitan Art Museum named Andrew Bolton to be his role model. “I feel that fashion today is not about making just nice clothes or designs. Nowadays, I feel that presenting a collection is a crucial part [of] the fashion industry,” Kim underlines, “I really appreciate how [Andrew] makes fashion presentable by modernizing the old and collaborating with advanced technology to make it accessible to the public.”

“My collection honors traditional tailoring by enhancing the traditional not through manipulations, but different fabrications.”


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AS THE SUN GOES DOWN photographer CHARLOTTE NAVIO model ESTELLE @ M MANAGEMENT stylist AURORE DONGUY stylist assistant SANDRA ALVAREZ mua & hair VIRGINIE HULLAERT

neckband in feathers NORA RIESER sweater CUISSE DE GRENOUILLE skirt JITROIS bag MARC BY MARC JACOBS shoes AZZEDINE ALAIA


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coat MARTIN GRANT - shoes MUSETTE OPPOSITE PAGE jacket DEUX A - dress LK BENNETT


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bolero AZZEDINE ALAIA - shirt CUISSE DE GRENOUILLE - shorts JITROIS - socks FALKE OPPOSITE PAGE jacket ERIC BOMPARD - body DEMENT - watch CHARLIE bracelet AECH CHELI


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neckband in feathers NORA RIESER - sweater CUISSE DE GRENOUILLE OPPOSITE PAGE sweater AEROBATIX - shirt AZZEDINE ALAIA - socks FALKE - shoes NO NAME


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bolero AZZEDINE ALAIA - shirt CUISSE DE GRENOUILLE - shorts JITROIS - socks FALKE - shoes WALTER STEIGER OPPOSITE PAGE shirt AZZEDINE ALAIA


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jacket DEUX A - dress LK BENNETT - socks FALKE - shoes NO NAME


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An interview with Alex London at Corvus Crux

CROSSWORD PUZZLES IN THE DARK written by Issie Carey

photographer EMILY SOTO designer ALEX LONDON at CORVUS CRUX makeup ALYSSA LORRAINE hair ANDRITA RENEE for AMIKA model ALYSIA

 “The ready-to-wear collection should be up there in full- swing by the time this comes out in print and all pieces shown in [this] editorial are available in the store.” Long after conducting the Lucy’s exclusive interview with the designer of this collection for her label Corvus + Crux, I became mesmerized upon seeing its layout. The look-book was marked by the word Entropy, accompanied by its three definitions; The first applies to physics, the second expresses a frustration, and the third notes a theory. Associated with this one word are three individualistic categories... and let’s not forget that all words convey utterly separate meanings to different people. The factor that makes the concept of words compelling in itself is that something so subjective to having one literal meaning can be said by absolutely anybody. A similar parallel is drawn from Alex London’s ability to personify her own style through a multifarious variety of people. ENTROPY 1. a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system. With this thought in mind, I asked the designer what preferences she had in her selection of models. “That’s a hard question,” she pondered it, “I love so many different types.” We’re not complaining — and I don’t think anyone else is either; The stunning variation of faces representing Corvus + Crux takes one’s breath away as the clothes transform them. They become like a film’s heroine that Alex London has characterized through wardrobe. In the entropy-centered collection, they hold an element of mystique. On the runway in lace couture, they play subjects of a haunting dream sequence. In this issue, our heroine stands underneath a warrior hood and stares into the soul of Emily Soto’s camera, representing what we find to be empowering. “I guess what I’m drawn to most often are unusual girls that have a really unique quality to them.” Alex decided, “Girls like Kelly Mittendorf have an incredibly unique look.” Alex London’s fashion journey began when she was fifteen. Were there any distinct events leading her to begin this journey? “For sure, there were a bunch,” She shrugged, “For me at least, the most poignant moment, I really don’t feel comfortable talking about in public.” She detected our curiosity and then added,

“Sorry about that.” As for the peak of this journey, she’s uncertain, “I really don’t think I’ll ever have a moment that I feel is a peak. I’m never really satisfied with my own work.” Was dissatisfaction her reason for changing her label from the self-titled “Alex London” to the profound Corvus + Crux? Not quite. “About a year before I had to change the name, I had a business partner who decided to screw me over — big time — and stole nearly fifty-thousand dollars in garments and ran off with my name behind my back.” She explained, “It turned into such a massive legal battle I could no longer use my name as the label.” 2. lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder. “a marketplace where entropy reigns supreme” Disorder, Chaos “Life is a struggle against entropy” Alex London may play with definitions, but she does not play with words. If she wants to share something, she will. If not, she won’t and if experience has taught her one thing, it’s that “there’s no point in making more of something that’s simply not up to snuff. If you’re not going to do it correctly... Just don’t do it.” This honest, yet taciturn quality is reflected in Emily Soto’s photographs of the Corvus + Crux ready-to-wear collection. The confidence expressed in the model’s gaze, combined with the enigmatic positioning of her body encapsulates the message that the clothing is meant to convey in Alex’s own narrative. “It really set me back emotionally and put me in a place where I had to pick up the pieces and start over.” she confided, “I’m still rebuilding; it was a massive set back, but every day is a bit of progress. I’m getting there, but I don’t see this coming along quicker any time soon.” We all have felt lost and unable see the light at the end of the tunnel, like filling out a crossword puzzle and being stopped by one of the little black boxes that cut-off words. Luckily, Alex did not need to see the light. In fact, what she needed was to pencil-in all the white boxes to make them darker. The unfilled boxes spelled out C-O-R- V-U-S and C-R-U-X, turning the lights off and the profound foundation of the name on. Not all of us know how to fill out crossword puzzles in the dark, but speaking figuratively, Alex London can — in fact, she’s the master of filling out crossword puzzles in the dark.


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3. (an information theory) a logarithmic measure of the rate of transfer of information in a particular message or language. Light brings about comfort to some as brightness allows colors and patterns to be seen clearly. Darkness, however can be less overwhelming, creating a solid canvas that allows imagination to do the rest. Focus shifts to building off of nothing to determine what we should make out of it. “I like certain shapes but more-so, I enjoy certain ideas... sticking to singular colors [like black] because it allows my eyes to focus on the detail and [I] really push myself to find new textures and things to be able to play with. I love all fabrics and they all have a purpose.” She noted about her clothing-making process, “It depends on what I’m working on. It makes it more challenging for sure and I really like that.” While this is prevalent in the ready-to-wear section of her store, Alex admitted that she implements this best in her couture work. “Couture is everything to me, nothing else really matters in the end. It allows people to play more with dressing up and styling.” “Can couture be as edgy as casual wear?” I asked, recollecting on the mystifying sharpness of the loose hoods and shiny jackets in her readyto-wear collection. “In my mind you’d have to flip that.” She prompted, “I ask myself all the time if ready-to-wear can be as impactful as couture. It’s really hard for me with the ready-to-wear collections to not go [indicating quotation] ‘too far’ that people wouldn’t be willing to have it as part of their lives.” The style of her couture lines are unprecedented. “I have seriously stopped looking at other designers. It doesn’t do me any good.” She stated, “I deeply feel that [the couture] part of my work is what [will] define my career. It really has been everything, start to finish its what people know me for and what people seem to gravitate to. I’m seriously thankful for that as it’s the only thing I really find happiness with.” If she doesn’t look at other designers, where does she look for inspiration? “[At] everything and anything. When people ask this I’m never sure what kind of an answer they’re expecting. Films and books for sure have an impact if it’s [in context of] a well created and thought out world.” WILD 1. (of an animal or plant) living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated. If the impact of virtual surroundings in books and films play a role, has she been influenced by her own environment and surroundings as well? “Can’t say that I have...” she answered, “Some things inspire me but it’s not really because of what I’m around but more-so what state of mind I’m in.” “I love New York City, it’s a wonderful place. Perhaps more in ready-towear is my love of this city scene, but absolutely not in my couture work.” “Even then, it’s not the city itself; it’s the people in it. Humans are much more interesting than buildings or streets.” 2. uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in pursuit of pleasure. not based on sound reasoning or probability. “a wild guess” stormy. “the wild sea” (of looks, appearance, etc.) indicating distraction. “her wild eyes were darting back and forth” (of a playing card) deemed to have any value, suit, color, or other property in a game at the discretion of the player holding it. Nevertheless, she persisted that she does not “pin inspiration or influence as one thing.”


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With this in mind, I asked her how she saw the dark and feminine combination in her style as empowering to these women. “People find power in darkness, I guess it’s only natural. Darkness is the unknown. In the unknown, traditional gender roles are really thrown out the window. Imagination has so much more freedom there.” 3. a natural state or uncultivated or uninhabited region. “kiwis are virtually extinct in the wild” a remote uninhabited or sparsely inhabited area. In the realm of imagination and freedom, she hit the nail right on the head for the theme of our “Wild” issue. Wild being a term in which Alex London defines in her own words as being “unexplored [and] unknown.” with “no limitations [and] danger”. What she sees for herself in the years to come is also unknown, unexplored, and unlimited. “Any time I try to plan something or stick to a certain path it always comes crashing down around my ears. I hope to keep moving forward and keep making a place for myself in this iis industry.”

“My brain’s version of gothic Renaissance is not really the same as the actual thing. In my head the female form is stretched, elongated... Looking more like the creatures from avatar then a real human woman, everything else follows that path. It’s exaggerated. The topic of unique beauty was revisited in her description of one ideal muse. “I have a major thing for Tilda Swinton, She is such an embodiment of everything I find beautiful in this world.” Alex enthused, “Everything about her physicality makes me so happy. To our knowledge, Swinton has not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Corvus + Crux, but there are many individualistic women all over the world who have been seen wearing Alex’s pieces. From Central American Marie Claire covers of Lily Allen and Nina Agdal to Taylor Momsen’s “Going to Hell” music video, each Corvus + Crux contribution has served its purpose in multiple ways. “I’ve really been intrigued by what pieces they’re drawn to.” Alex remarked, “It’s incredible to watch how the stylists and the women interact together and what they end up choosing.”


“All literal definitions aside, what does “CORVUS + CRUX” mean to you, personally?” I asked to conclude. “That’s the thing; the literal definition is exactly what it means to me. It’s a crux, a tipping point. A cross-road. That’s what my life is right now and seems to always be.”


dress FINDERS KEEPERS - coat ONLY - socks WOLFORD - shoes H&M

photographer KATARINA HILDEBRANDT model KATYA @ LOUISA MODELS hair & makeup MUAMERA PULIC styling KAROLINA FIDO

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LIGHT SPRING


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top LELA ROSE - skirt MOSCHINO - coat VILA OPPOSITE PAGE body ASOS - skirt DKNY - coat KAROLIBA FIDO


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turtleneck CLOSED OPPOSITE PAGE dress FOUR FLAVOR - coat WEEKDAY


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overall DELIC NGUYEN - jacket WANDA NYLON


LUCY’S 82 dress FINDERS KEEPERS - coat ONLY OPPOSITE PAGE neoprene dress FASHION UNION - blazer VERO MODA


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written by Sorina Grannis

TEMPTATION IN THE WILDERNESS OF AMERICA edited by Issie Carey

“Sixty ­five percent of Americans are overweight, and the fastest­ selling books are diet books, most of them now written like biochemistry manuals. No matter how many appear, there are always ten more on the way. Could dietary technology really be progressing as fast as the marketing? Anyway, the demand persists. Why? Why don’t the million ­copy wonders put a definitive end to our woes? Simply put, unsustainable extremism.” ­­ - Mireille Guiliano, F​rench Women Don’t Get Fat


Sorina Grannis has influenced many by her provided insight on healthy habits. The 24­year ­old health and fitness blogger was not always this enthusiastic or knowledgeable on the subject of nutrition. Growing up in Romania, where the culture is less food­oriented than the eating­for­ entertainment American lifestyle, caloric intake was never an issue for Sorina. Adjusting to the United States, however, she discovered how easy it is to take junk­food consumption too far and that she wanted to fight temptation not only for her own sake, but for the sake of others as well. I had been flirting with America for a few years before I finally decided to make it my home. It had always been my dreamland and this time I was choosing to stay for good. Like in every love affair, something had to go wrong though. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but I could feel the passion fading away. My wake up call happened when I stopped in front of a mirror one day and it hit me: “Well that explains it. Look at you, that’s what 15 extra pounds look like! You better fix that!” Being in America was so amazing; traveling, partying... and eating like a queen. I was so blinded by all the wonders that I forgot to pay attention to the most important aspect of my life: Me! Like most Europeans, I tried to blame it on living in America. “Have you seen the size of their plates?!” They always say. I, however, was the one controlling the fork. It was time to put into play my self­-control and take back my power! Either that or I was going to have to end up buying a new wardrobe consisting of elastic waists and long sleeve shirts with XXL on the tag. I put my hands on every nutrition book I could find. I got my first ever gym membership and I never looked back. That is how I started my journey. I have made my way from being a party animal to a health enthusiast, from a couch potato to a fitness addict in less than two years. To tell you the truth, the first week of working out, I thought I was going to die. ­­But I fought through it and when I finally did, I could confidently say that I felt reborn! I understand now that my body is a beautifully designed machine that needs certain types of fuel to function properly; Just like how my car cannot run on coffee, my body cannot run on processed foods. I have come to realize that all of the “quick fixes” are a myth. I see that the use of pills, cleanses, and body wraps always backfire and leave you worse off than you were when you started. These quick fixes only leave you feeling like a failure and no one can live like that! I have learned to feed my hunger with the best possible source of energy that I can find instead of trying to outsmart my hunger by eating an unreliable source of energy. Nothing happens overnight, but the time to take action i​s​NOW! Everything takes determination, practice, and ­­ most importantly­­ consistency.

The word “health” gets thrown around a lot these days. I understand why people find it difficult to get the hang of it. Whether it comes from your family, your friends, or the media, there seems to be a lot of pressure to stay fit, get in shape, and eat healthy. You hear about all kinds of diets, the Paleo, TLC, DASH, the Ornish, the Mediterranean, low­carbs, low­fats, raw foods, vegetarianism, veganism ­­you name it! While there is a time and place for every one of these dietary adjustments, you cannot allow yourself to become discouraged by this avalanche of “healthy” options. It’s almost like “health” is being shoved down people’s throats, like the unnecessary excess of unhealthy food that one might eat when they collapse under the pressure and give into cravings. I don’t live that way anymore and nobody else should. I want to have fun ­­but by getting fit and being healthy! My mission is for all you readers to accompany me on my journey and my purpose is to bring you back to the basics by introducing you to the benefits of eating whole foods, showing you the magic of portion control, and reminding you that you don’t have to torture yourself in order to reach and sustain health and fitness. I will help you stay healthy, happy and sane by using a simple, stress­-free approach that emphasizes the importance of​BALANCE ​along y​our journey. Remember the joy having a slice of cake used to bring you back in the days when you were younger and didn’t even know what calories were or what they meant? Where has that gone? Why do people feel the desire to eat things just because they can? By sticking with my newfound perspective on food and health, you will learn how you can still indulge every now and then without completely sabotaging your progress. I started writing about my journey mainly to keep myself motivated, but soon realized that this journey was something others could relate to and that I could possibly help them along the way. Moving from Romania to the United States gave me a better understanding of both worlds and opened my eyes to the different struggles people face. Something I’ve gotten particularly good at is finding the root of the problem and finding the root of the problem is h​alf the battle. Now, as a permanent resident of the United States, my main focus is to help people from this country break their bad eating habits and to understand one simple thing: J​ust because the junk food is there, does not mean that it is okay for you to eat it.​ My blog –​t​he Fit Body Foreign Policy – speaks to Y​OU.​No matter what part of the world you live in, if you come across it, you will feel inspired. Whether you’re from the United States, the United Kingdom, Romania, Canada, or Australia, wea​ll​face the same issue: temptation. Helping you find the path that will bring you true health, happiness, and a positive mental attitude will be my honor as well as a great privilege. Welcome to the beginning of a new w​ild​ride called life! To find out more about Sorina’s wake up call, her journey, and her mission, visit www.fitbodyforeignpolicy.com.


LUCY’S 86

photo KRISS LOGAN model CANDICE DUTHÉ mua MARIE TRITSCH hair CYRIL NANINO assistant IDIR RAFFIN stylist TARA ZIEGFELD bra H&M - brief AGENT PROVOCATEUR

AFTERNO


jewelry CLARA JASMINE Thank you to SONIA DARNEAUDERY for the unique fur pieces, jewelry and location. garter belt GUCCI - trench JIL SANDER - earring LANVIN VINTAGE - necklace, ring and bracelet AUTHENTIC AFRICAN

OON FEVER


LUCY’S 88

body H&M - jewelry vintage AUTHENTIC AFRICAN - snake bag VIMAR VINTAGE - earring LANVIN VINTAGE OPPOSITE PAGE body MAISON CLOSE for BRIGADE MONDAINE - corset MR PEARL necklace ANOUCK YELLOW GOLD by CLARA JASMINE - necklace ADELIA YELLOW GOLD by CLARA JASMINE - manchette AURORA YELLOW GOLD by CLARA JASMINE - hand jewelry AURORA YELLOW GOLD by CLARA JASMINE - ring EDNA YELLOW GOLD by CLARA JASMINE


LUCY’S 90 body H&M - jewelry vintage AUTHENTIC AFRICAN - snake bag VIMAR VINTAGE - earring LANVIN VINTAGE OPPOSITE PAGE bra H&M - brief AGENT PROVOCATEUR - garter belt GUCCI - trench JIL SANDER - earring LANVIN VINTAGE - necklace, ring and bracelet AUTHENTIC AFRICAN


LUCY’S 92

A WINDING-DOWN-DAY’S CONTAGIOUS BREATH FOGS THE MIRRORS OF TIME, LEAVING RED LIPSTICK STAINS BEHIND.


body MAISON CLOSE for BRIGADE MONDAINE - garter belt GUCCI - manchette SAMARA or ROSE BY CLARA - jasmine hand jewelry CORA BY CLARA JASMINE


LUCY’S 94 body MAISON CLOSE for BRIGADE MONDAINE - boots ROBERTO CAVALLI - manchette AURORA DORÉE YELLOW GOLD by CLARA JASMINE - hand jewelry Aurora yellow Gold by CLARA JASMINE - ring EDNA YELLOW GOLD by CLARA JASMINE OPPOSITE PAGE bra Oysho - brief WOLFORD - vinyl corset VINTAGE - necklace, ring and bracelet AUTHENTIC AFRICAN


LUCY’S 96


INTO THE TROPICS

photography DIANA SANTISTEBAN www.dianasantisteban.com model JASMINE R & STACI L @ NEXT MODELS makeup LAUREN PAIGE wardrobe JESSICA MALDONADO

FREE FLOWS OF WARMTH SHADE THE DEWY SKIN OF TROPICAL PARADISE.


LUCY’S 98

top ALESSANDRA GOLD CONCEPT STORE - jacket NIGHT VOGUE / VINTAGE OPPOSITE PAGE bathing suit IVANKA TRUMP top VINTAGE - shoes STEVE MADDEN


LUCY’S 100

top NASTY GAL skirt MISSGUIDED OPPOSITE PAGE jacket BOOHOO - shorts URBANOG - shoes JUSTFAB


LUCY’S 102

top & skirts MISSGUIDED shoes GOJANE OPPOSITE PAGE pants FOREVER 21 shoes NASTY GAL


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