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contributors Michael Sheller, Holly FowlesPazdro, Amy Albertine Andrew, Vania B @ M+P Models, Lara Gilles, Sina @ Pearl Model Management, Laetitia Lemak, Almog Gabay, Ilana Pichhadze, Osher Saadon, Veronik @ MC2 Tel Aviv, Dmitry Eryurek, Sveta Djeus, Natasha Timofeeva, Olga Kudaeva, Lena Shevchenko, Andrea Dematte, DEBORA WAGATSUMA @ Ford Brasil, EDU HYDE, Angel
Moraes, Maxim Getman, Mart Elle, Mart Elle, Galina Arkhipenko, Lola Shmidt, Andy Juma, Lachlan Fraser, Jeri Thompson, B&M Models, Darlene Cisneros, Aram Eginliyan, Hartley Rogers, Hanna Kabanova, Sofia K, Diana Spring, Galsang @ Esee Model Managment, Priysha Rajvanshi, Aanshi Gupta, Anuradha Raman, Suraj Tiwari, Katarina Borisenko, Tfm/360 India, Aicha Abdoun, Namikka, Munkhjargal
Altantugs, Jimmy Stan, Nga Ho, Denis Campos, Stasia Guseva @ BareFace, Mouhannad Farah, Amanda Kay, Matias Castillo, Nadine Koupaei, Margola Magentti, Fruzsina Nyiro, Margarita, Manish Kumar Arora, Andy Allo, Shannon Phelps
Volume 6; Issue 5; winter 2018
hot off the catwalk As we prep for the new year, it’s time to switch up our style and make bolder beauty choices. Spring/Summer 2018 is all about statement lip shades, vibrant eyeshadows, and graphic liner.
FASHION PREVIEW From the soft, romantic looks at Marchesa to the bold, flamboyant styles at Adam Selman, the catwalk was full of killer ensembles! Check out some of our favorite moments from the SS/18 runway shows.
Manish’s zodiac predictions
Illustration by Antonio Soares - antoniosoares.tumblr.com
She may be known as Prince’s protégée, but make no mistake, Andy Allo is a star in her own right. From her sultry voice & killer guitar skills, to her stunning features & magnetic stage presence, Allo is nothing short of the total package!
Manish Kumar Arora is a renowned KP Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Reader & Vastu Consultant. Check out his latest zodiac predictions!
on the cover CREDITS: Photographer: Almog Gabay Makeup Artist: Ilana Pichhadze Hair: Osher Saadon Model: Veronik Luchensky @ MC2 Tel Aviv
Welcome to the Winter Issue! As we transition into 2018, now’s the perfect time to polish up your look with fresh new trends. Don’t be afraid to take more risks and push sartorial boundaries, this year. In our editorial selection, we made sure to display some of the boldest, baddest statement pieces to inspire your look. Cheers to being fashion forward in 2018! Enjoy!!! - Shannon Phelps
hannon Phelps: What’s it like being the youngest of five siblings? Andy Allo: It’s amazing! I got so spoiled because by the time I was born, my parents were tired and had been worn down by my older siblings. It was the best. It also doesn’t help that I’m named after my dad so I’m daddy’s little girl and probably his favorite. We have the same name, c’mon, I got away with so much. Shannon: When/ how’d you learn to play the guitar? Andy: I started playing guitar about 9 years ago. I wanted to be able to pick up and go play my songs anywhere. I also wanted to put music to the words and melodies I had been writing. It began with me learning by ear. I’d be trying different positions on the guitar, seeing what sounded good, what didn’t and then also looking up chords in books and online. Shannon: What was it like working with the legendary Prince? I’m sure you learned a ton from him, but what would you say was your biggest takeaway from that experience? Andy: Wow, working with Prince was life-changing. I learned so much about myself and what it takes to be an artist. Prince was always learning and evolving. He pushed me and challenged me every day and I think that’s one of the biggest takeaways. To always keep learning, challenging
and evolving as a person and as an artist. Shannon: You’d been singing/ playing on your own before collaborating with Prince. How’d you guys initially connect? Andy: Yes, I had released my first album in ‘09 and the Africa Channel did a special on me and my music for their Artist Spotlight TV show. About a year or so later, they were working with him and called me to see if I’d like to come to a concert of his and that they might be able to introduce us. I went just excited to see Prince in concert and didn’t really expect to meet him. They made it happen and we met that night. I remember us talking and playing music all night. After jamming for a few more weeks, he asked me to join the New Power Generation band and go on tour. It’s pretty crazy how one thing can lead to something that changes your whole life. Shannon: You’re originally from Cameroon. Do you get to visit often? Have you gotten to perform there? Andy: I miss Cameroon so much and haven’t been back since I moved to the States. I performed in Nigeria this summer which was bittersweet because I got to be back in West Africa and eat a lot of the food I hadn’t had in over a decade but at the same time, I was literally right next to Cameroon. I loved my time in Nigeria and it made me even more excited to get back to Cameroon. I’d really love to put on a concert there.
Photographer: Storm Santos, Styling: Rebecca Gross, Hair: J Michael, Makeup: Elie Maalouf
She may be known as Prince’s protégée, but make no mistake, Andy Allo is a star in her own right. From her sultry voice and killer guitar skills, to her stunning features and magnetic stage presence, Allo is nothing short of the total package! Now, the multi-talented artist is showing off her acting chops amongst a star-studded cast in the highly anticipated Pitch Perfect 3. We spoke with the 28-year-old Cameroonian about her exciting new role, her fashion/ beauty faves, and her experience working with The Purple One himself. interview by sHANNON PHELPS
Look 1 -Andy is wearing: Top by Diane Von Furstenberg, Pants by Alexander Wang, Shoes by Steve Madden Look 2 - Andy is wearing: Blouse and Tank by Givenchy, Pants by Levi’s, Jacket by MSGM, Shoes by Christian Louboutin
Photographer: Maximilian Rivera, Hair & Makeup Artist: Megan Kelly, Stylist: Roderick Hawthorne & Rianne Boon, Assistant Stylist: Angel Neal, Model: Daiane Sodré @ One Model Management Daiane wears: Dress by BIBHU, Sleeves by TRINHBECX, Jewelry by CLUB MANHATTAN
Shannon: What’s one of your favorite songs to perform live & why? Andy: Oooo that’s hard. It depends what mood I’m in. One of my favorites is Yellow Gold. I’ve started doing these live remixes where I’ll sing different song lyrics while playing the same song. Yellow Gold lends itself really well to that so while I’m singing that song, I’ll do a verse of Bob Marley’s Waiting In Vain then go back to Yellow Gold. Something like that but with a couple more songs. It’s such a fun song to play but adding that element takes it to another place. Shannon: You’ve been on several tours, now. What’s something you must have with you when you travel? Andy: This is embarrassing but I must have my thermals and ear plugs. I’m cold all the time so being warm is my number one priority on the road because the tour bus is usually freezing and I’m such a light sleeper too. Shannon: I love how you’ve explored different genres of music throughout your career, from funk to neo-soul/R&B, to alternative/ rock. What inspires you to switch it up and reinvent your sound? Andy: I love playing around and expressing different sounds and styles. Each record tells a story of a time in my life and is also my take on the kind of music I was influenced by and loved as a kid. I feel it also keeps things exciting for me and anyone listening to my music because you don’t know what to expect next. It’s like we’re on a musical adventure together. Music doesn’t live in a box and I always want to make music that is always changing, growing and evolving because I am too. Shannon: Tell us a little about your role in Pitch Perfect 3. What can audiences expect, come December 22? Andy: I’m a bit of a bad guy in this movie which is really fun. Our rival band is super hot and rocknroll so I have some sass and attitude when it comes to messing with the Bellas. You can expect a lot of laughs and great riffoffs. The music in this is so cool. We’re a band making music with instruments so the Bellas need to watch out ‘cause it’s on another level. Shannon: You worked with such a charismatic group of women on Pitch Perfect 3, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeh Banks, and Ruby Rose. What’s the funniest/ craziest moment you remember from on set? Andy: There’s a moment which you can see in the trailer where Rebel makes a joke about our names and take after take she kept making different jokes. It took everything in me not to burst out laughing each time. Everyone on set was so funny and open to collaborate so we’d be improvising and making different jokes all the time. It was a blast.
Pajamas. I was looking for a movie to watch one night. Just looking to have a chill movie night by myself and saw this poster on iTunes. I didn’t read anything about it and so I thought it was a light fun movie about kids playing in pajamas. Boy was I wrong. So wrong. Shannon: What’s a movie that made you cry from laughter? Andy: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. So many moments in that movie, I always find myself laughing so hard. No matter how many times I watch it. Shannon: What’s your favorite thing to eat? Andy: I love food and eating so this is hard. I have a LOT of favorites. I’m big on sweets but I also love breakfast food. I’ll pick one of my favorite things to eat...which are Grits. I eat them with butter and sugar. Now, for those who eat them savory, I’m down with that too but my go to is sweet. Don’t judge me! Haha. Shannon: What’s your least favorite thing to eat? Andy: Oysters Shannon: What’s one cause that you’re passionate about? Andy: Honestly, any organization that focuses on children, I’m very passionate about. They are our future so any group that works to support them, build them up or heal them is something I try to be a part of and support. Shannon: What advice would you give your younger self? Andy: I feel like in the past, I would ignore my gut feelings until I couldn’t anymore. So I would say to trust myself more and not to be so afraid to let go of things or people that aren’t good for me. Shannon: What’s your favorite fashion trend of all time? Andy: Fringe. Give me anything with fringe on it and I’ll be so happy. Shannon: What’s a fashion trend you hope never comes back in style? Andy: Oh my goodness. I remember in high school I had a the floor length denim skirt with pleating and I pray that it NEVER comes back. Ha. Shannon: What are your top 3 beauty products? Andy: I’m not sure if this falls under the product category but my Clarisonic Cleansing Brush is amazing, SK-II Face Mask and Skinceuticals Tinted Sunscreen.
Shannon: You’re obviously very talented, as a singer, musician, and actress. Got any other talents/ skills most people don’t know about? Andy: Oooo I love this question. I’m a pretty good cook. Especially, my plating skills. They are off the chain. I take a lot of pride in presentation. Hmm what else... I actually know how to hand stitch. Kind of random but I had a home economics class in Cameroon where they taught us to sew and that stuck with me.
Shannon: What’s your favorite app? Andy: I’m seriously on the ZARA app way too much but I love it!
Shannon: What’s your go-to karaoke song? Andy: Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You” or “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer.
Shannon: What advice would you give to other aspiring artists out there? Andy: Have fun. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that when you start thinking about or focusing on strategy, the money or the business side of being an artist. So I’d say try to have as much fun as possible and not let that side of things take away the joy of just making music and playing. I’ve found focusing on why I started making and playing music in the beginning has made it easier to get through some of the not-so-fun parts of the industry. So never forget why you started, why you love it, and why you can’t do anything else.
Shannon: What’s your favorite Broadway musical? Andy: Hamilton Shannon: What’s the movie that made you cry the hardest? Andy: One thing to know about me is I cry watching movies all the time. But the time I cried the hardest was watching The Boy in the Striped
Shannon: If you could have one superpower, what would it be & why? Andy: This is a tough decision. Ok. I will go with teleporting because traveling on a plane for long hours is the worst and it’d be nice to say I want to be in Paris or
fashion preview From the soft, romantic looks at Marchesa to the bold, flamboyant styles at Adam Selman, the catwalk was full of killer ensembles! Check out some of our favorite moments from the SS/18 runway shows. Feast your eyes and get inspired for the new season!
Photographer: Susana Rico - susanarico.com - @susanaricophotography
Zadig & Voltaire
Manish Kumar Arora is a renowned KP Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Reader & Vastu Consultant. He has been rendering professional advice to clients with a reasonable degree of success. He has been conferred with the title of ‘Jyotish Varahamihir’ and ‘Jyotish Aryabhatt.’ He’s been writing monthly astrological columns for 40 international magazines. For personalised reading, he can be contacted at email@example.com.
(March 21 – April 19) Work is about to get a lot smoother, and if you’re looking for employment, you are about to find the right fit. Don’t let anyone knock you off your stride. You are likely to be pleasantly surprised by how much you can improve your financial situation. In relationships, it is a very pleasant period and symbolizes the passion of falling in love, and the harmony associated with reconciling differences, unity and forgiveness between two past foes. Energy work aimed at balancing your chakras and/or your body/mind/spirit is particularly effective and helpful now. Favorable Dates: Nov 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21 Dec 1, 2, 10, 11, 27, 28 Favorable Colors: Red & Blue
taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You have a lot of reasons to feel pride. Your projects are likely to be/have been more successful than you would have expected or predicted. If you’re
waiting on results from an interview, you are likely to find that you got the position. You are going to get a great deal accomplished successfully in a short period of time. You’ve earned your success and some kudos but don’t forget that you will have to continue to strive to stay on top and to continue to grow and stretch yourself. Favorable Dates: Nov 1, 2, 10, 11, 19, 20 Dec 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 27 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Blue
(May 21 – June 20) This is the moment to bounce some unusual or even off-the- wall ideas around with colleagues. You’ve worked your way through the trials and tribulations that seem to have dogged you, and have reconciled yourself to past events. You’re able to move on, both from your actual problems and from the mental stress they have caused you and moving towards a more positive time when life can seem good again. It is time to celebrate your intellectual side and not to shy away from using it to impress others.
Favorable Dates: Nov 1, 4, 10, 13, 19, 22 Dec 2, 5, 11, 14, 20, 23 Favorable Colors: Red & Blue
cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You have taken on too many tasks and need to delegate some of them. If you do, you will find you are actually more productive and make better decisions in the long run. You will be able to explore some exciting new ideas and begin a voyage of self-discovery, which could include exploring issues surrounding spiritual and emotional truths. You need to take note of your inner voice and gut feelings and explore your emotions and dreams which can give you clues as to which is the best route to future happiness. Favorable Dates: Nov 3, 9, 12, 18, 21, 27 Dec 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Purple
(July 23 – August 22) This
abundance, good fortune, a successful outcome, hospitality, a well-earned celebration. Boldness and courage in entering the fray may bring rewards to offset the previous scars. It also indicates pregnancy or anticipating the arrival of something good. In relationships, it is the dawn after a bad argument, whispering that there will be a reconciliation and it shows not only happiness but also fading of misunderstanding between the two lovers. Now your road is clear and thus you will have a smooth relationship. Favorable Dates: Nov 5, 8, 14, 17, 23, 26 Dec 4, 5, 13, 14, 22, 23 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow
(August 23 – September 22) Your popularity, optimism and happiness will rise. This is a great time, many puzzles will be solved. You’ll see the world in a more gentle and wise light. Know that you are well-blessed and that everything is possible through the power of a higher source. You have all the tools you require to succeed in this lifetime. Use them wisely. Demonstrate your skills, reliability and eagerness to higher-ups, and important clients and you will get much appreciation. Your romantic possibilities tend to arise from social gatherings, clubs, organizations, etc. Favorable Dates: Nov 1, 4, 10, 13, 19, 22 Dec 3, 6, 12, 15, 21, 24 Favorable Colors: White & Blue
(September 23 – October 22) Your charisma, energy and luck remain high - when your requests will be favorably answered. Your present winning streak could be the result of breaking from a restrictive person or situation. You’ll draw attention. Despite your high energy, an atmosphere of delays and mistakes enters, after Nov 17. Be hopeful, look to the future, but make neither firm plans nor promises. If you’re happily married, avoid arguments, and turn your energy to home improvement. If you’re in love and discussing a deeper involvement, delay it a bit.
Favorable Dates: Nov 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21 Dec 4, 8, 13, 17, 22, 26 Favorable Colors: Yellow & White
(October 23 – November 21) Generosity, optimism and expansive thinking must work alongside boundaries, restrictions, and solid practicality this month. If balance is achieved, then it’s a productive time for law, religion, idealistic visions, sport and education.You need to make sure that you are rationing out your efforts at this time. Pulling ahead too quickly will fatigue you. The love you find now can be practical as well as sweet, tender, and magnificent. Social delights, popularity, flirtations, bright views of the future, entertainment plans, an all-round feeling of buoyancy would be there. Favorable Dates: Nov 3, 5, 12, 14, 21, 23 Dec 3, 4, 12, 13, 21, 22 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Grey
sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
This is a time for making long-range plans, seeing the big picture, and thinking about what is really important to you in the long run. Your judgement is sound at this time. You feel quite amorous and affectionate now, and will very much want to share this time with someone you love or at least with congenial company. Your creative or artistic inclinations are also stimulated, and your work in these areas will be especially satisfying and successful. This is a great time to push yourself forward or challenge physical limits. Favorable Dates: Nov 2, 8, 11, 17, 20, 26 Dec 6, 9, 15, 18, 24, 28 Favorable Colors: Purple & White
capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Your enthusiasm and zest for living are very high now. An opportunity for a new romance or friendship is likely to surface now and work out quite nicely for you. You gain what you want through diplomacy or charm and by enlisting the support of your friends,
rather than by being forthright and bold. An intense emotional or sexual attraction, a very revealing, intimate encounter, or a powerful desire to be close to, and share your deepest feelings with someone is very likely now. Your interactions with others would be feisty and spirited. Favorable Dates: Nov 3, 5, 12, 14, 21, 23 Dec 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21 Favorable Colors: Red & Grey
(January 20 – February 18) This period is really important to you. Courage, persistence and being assertive will be rewarded. There are creative energies around you that will aid you with material or earthly gains. You might be able to easily get rid of a debt or pay off a loan. If you are searching love, try not to get too caught up in the details but rather allow yourself to be swept away with passion. Consider taking charge in a relationship right now or letting that special someone know that you are interested in them. Favorable Dates: Nov 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21 Dec 4, 7, 13, 16, 22, 25 Favorable Colors: White & Blue
(February 19 – March 20) Things are starting to even out in your life. Relationships will regain their solid footing, projects get completed and you’re lining everything up. While you take much deserved satisfaction in your efforts, do not stop until everything is just perfect. It also is a representation of a healthy independence within the relationship as you have room for your own goals and there is a sense of security within the boundaries of you and your partner. Your interest in the arts or in promoting harmony and goodwill between people is brought out at this time. Favorable Dates: Nov 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 27 Dec 2, 4, 11, 13, 20, 22 Favorable Colors: Red & White ***Dates of Zodiac Signs have been taken according to Vedic System of Astrology