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EDITOR’S LETTER

Well a new year has finally arrived. May your New Year’s Resolution be forever in your favor! Well…if you actually took the time to make one. I didn’t bother with concocting a lofty goal this year. Why? Because I want to do my best every day. Push my limits. Set new goals. Trump my old challenges with new ones. I think ultimately this is what we as people hunger for. A new us. Resolutions are innate in our nature. We crave increased performance, better results and ultimately a better us. If December 31st of every year is your purposed date of change, that’s completely okay, because change is good. But I’d like to challenge you to be a new, improved, dynamically awe inspiring you every day! Face new challenges. Create new goals. Trump yourself time and time again. Because….CHANGE IS GOOD! In this issue of Muve Mag chat it up with Katie Wicks, check out OKC’s newest Desirable Destination; Pink Cadillac, poke at your holiday hangover, discuss why bow ties and suspenders are no longer Urkel attire, and connect with the guys behind Fashion Atlantis. As always, Read. Enjoy. Share. Andre LaMont, Editor


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CONTENTS/////

ON THE MUVE

6

DESIRABLE DESTINATIONS

20

HOLIDAY HAVOC

24


28

TRENDING LOOKS

34

FASHION ATLANTIS

48

APPLE & MICROSOFT


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ON THE MUVE

W/ KATIE WICKS


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DJ, producer, promoter, cat lover and gaming enthusiast, Katie Wicks is constantly On The Muve. We dined in and chatted it up with Katie at La Brasa Peruvian Kitchen recently. On the Muve with Katie Wicks, after the jump.

We

have heard you are a

symphonic soundtrack lover.

concert. The show was scheduled on a Wednesday, and of course I’m busy that night. I listen to Yani so much at

YES! I listen to the ‘Last of Mohegans’

home, B sings it now, like all the time.

soundtrack or ‘Braveheart’. I also favor Yani and Enya. I almost cried

I’d imagine that writing symphonic

the other day because I missed Yani’s

music

is

super intense.

Writing


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“Music should move you in an interesting way.”

symphony music involves so many

fair play nowadays.

dynamics

definitely

I think you can tell when someone

requires more skill than just clicking

just put it out, to get it out. Sacrificing

and dragging a mouse and turning

quality for quantity. When Daft Punk

knobs. Orchestra’s have nearly 20-50

scored the Tron movie, they managed

instruments all working in accord to

to keep their flare and sound intact

create one unified sound. There’s a

while scoring a timeless soundtrack.

&

focus.

It

deep beauty in that. Music should move you in an interesting Is there beauty in EDM?

way. Very few do this for me now. I stumbled upon the Avicii “Wake Me

Yes and No. It’s difficult to tell the

Up” track, it’s one of my favorite songs

difference between each artist any

now. That’s interesting because it’s Top

more. Pointing out an artist based on a

40, but it’s a moving song nonetheless.

track’s production is extremely difficult.

Kids at the Bar did a remix of Avicii’s

I don’t believe that originality is getting

“You and Me”, I favor that one as well.


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Tell us about your show on The Spy. I play a lot of old dance music, tech-house, trap, and big room. The show doesn’t really have a theme. I would describe my show as anything you can dance too. When most people think of dance music they think of in your face stuff. I like to play a melting pot of tracks from ragers to tunes you can clean your house to. I find a lot of my tracks on sound cloud. It’s ripe with gems. After every show I post my playlist online. I like to keep the mix to where it progresses steadily. I usually start off with tech-house tracks then move into louder songs at the end. It’s three hours of commercial free music. It’s like an unabridged story. Have you always wanted to be a producer? I never anticipated being in a DJ/producer duo but B. and I


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always wanted to work together beyond throwing parties. Whenever I started dance rock was big, well it wasn’t the 90’s like every one else, I’m only 24. You didn’t have to worry about super mixing you just kinda played tracks. If it was fun you could play it. Playing Hall and Oats and then Justice would get people dancing. Comparing the dance floors of then to the dance floors of now, I don’t think you could really get away with playing that type of music. The dance music fans now need have to lights, loud music and an in your face experience in order for them to enjoy it. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, I like music that’s sensual.


What was the first Crystal Vision Track? There was the GIF of Geordi LaForge as a star trek character. “Rhythm is a Dancer” playing with it. So we decided to remix “Rhythm is a Dancer”. That was the first song we did as Crystal Vision. What’s Next for Crystal Vision? It’s funny because a lot of people know that I’m obviously pregnant. But that hasn’t stop me or us from doing anything. I still do Robotic Wednesdays,


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MUSIC I just don’t drink. Which of course is not that big of a problem to me. People are like “How do you do it?” I’m like “I don’t know, DON’T DRINK. You can have a good time without drinking.” During the first three months of my pregnancy, after we played our set Chad from Kids at the Bar would go on, for some reason his set would totally put me to sleep. It has to be something with that bass, I would just pass out on the couch. Who could really sleep through that? Me! Chad was like “Why do you keep passing out during my sets.” I told him, “I swear it’s not you, it’s just that the bass kinda lulls me, man”. My need for naps could be attributed to my lack of caffeine. Whenever I first found out about my pregnancy I cut caffeine cold turkey. I thought I was dying. Once my hormones evened out I was fine. At times it was hard to be in public because people would come up and talk to me and in my head I’d think, why are you talking to me right now. It was definitely hard to keep my composure and get attuned


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to the changes. But I’ve managed.

make a lasting imprint before I fall off

Preganancy is definitely a very weird

the face of the earth for a few months

thing. It’s the weirdest thing I’ve

for maternity leave. I think my biggest

probably ever been through. Although

fear is being irrelevant for just a little bit,

I don’t feel like I’ve changed that

and then having to build myself back

much, well, besides my boobs being

up. I don’t think it’s going to be that

huge. My belly is starting to grow and I

way though, seeing that I made it this

vigorously rub oil everywhere because

far.

I’m super conscious about stretching. I’ve got the crib set up and tons of toys Being pregnant has inspired me in an

ready for her. She’s due around April

interesting way. It has made me want

10th. It’s hard for me not to Marvel

to work harder and make sure that I

Comic out her room. I’m sticking with


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a lot of neutral colors for her room. I’m

I’m really a homebody. I’m home more

sure she is going to love pink because

often than not, writing music or just

I hate it.

hang in’. In the beginning I’m sure that breast feeding will add more theatrics

As far as Crystal Vision, we are still

to my day. You’d think I’d want this

doing stuff. We just released a remix a

baby to be a DJ baby, but I wouldn’t

few weeks ago. So it’s not the end of

mind it being totally opposite of me.

the world. I’m not sure if a lot people

Like, an astrophysicist, which would

will understand that though. Like DJ

be totally cool with me. I’d rather her

Whiiite told me “Never let any one tell

go into science then go into the music

you that having a kid is the end of the

industry. Because the music industry

world, you can still do everything you

is really hard. It’s not something that

do now. You are just going to have to

you can go to school for and then

work harder.”

automatically make it big in.

You know all in all I don’t see anything

One of the cool things about having a

that will change to drastically. Because

kid is that when I give her advice that’s


something that she is going to remember for the rest of her life. So you really have to watch you say. There’s stuff that your mom or dad has probably told you and hold on to that forever. I don’t want to mold her into something that I want her to be. I want to mold her into something that she wants to be. Leave the advice and a gateway. Be super open minded, I think that will be the best practice.


DESIRABLE DESTINATIONS


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This past December, Bricktown received a new addition. Fresh and authentic, Pink Cadillac delivers a sports bar experience infused with the limitless energy of OKC’s vibrant nightlife. It’s the perfect addition to OKC’s entertainment district landscape. Muve Mag caught up with Pink Cadillac owner, Jeff Rogers to chat about his new destination on Sheridan Ave.

What is Pink Cadillac? Pink Cadillac is a bar concept. We are open 7 days a week, Monday through Friday, 5 PM to 2 AM . Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 2 AM. You won’t find a DJ at this new Bricktown destination.The evenings soundtrack features an iTunes & Pandora Jukebox.

I believe that there are few places in Bricktown that offer a “no cover”, “no dress code” policy. Pink Cadillac will deliver a relaxed atmosphere that is suiting for diverse demographics. Ultimately, Pink Caddy, will be the bar that young business professionals can land after work to have a beer, during a Thunder Game or before hitting the town.


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What brought about the desire to open Pink Cadillac? I’ve been in the nightclub business for sometime now. I’ve seen so many trends come and go, I felt there was a need for a concept such as this in Bricktown. I think a lot of people want to get into the nightclub business, especially right now. I wanted to step away from the norm and really focus on bringing a fresh and authentic concept to Bricktown. Something that would smoothly bridge the gap between bars and nightclubs. How does Pink Cadillac differ from your establishments?

My other establishments each have their respective dress code policies, cover charges and are centered around all those things that make nightclubs alluring. From the DJ to the lights and the loud music, I feel my other spots in Bricktown deliver a “party vibe”. Pink Cadillac is a step in a different direction. It’s for people that want to go out without enduring the dress codes, cover charges, loud music or rambunctious crowds. I think it speaks to many demographics and specific ones all in the same stones through. It’s for the sports fan, for the pub fan, and for the 9 to 5’er that wants a quick beer after work.


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HOLIDAY HAVOC

S H A P IN G U P Y O UR HOLI DA Y H A N GOV ER

Holidays are full of dinner excursions that leave you with a few extra to love around the mid section. Sorting out the Holiday Havoc after it’s ended is tough. We’ve compiled a few simple and lightweight remedies.

Get Out. Get Active.

before bed. Jog your favorite track in

It’s estimated that enduring a 30 minute

for a quick sprint. Steady your pace

job burns up to blah blah calories. So

with songs from your favorite playlist.

get out doors. Walk your neighborhood

Commitment is key. Set a side a time

the A.M. or opt to visit your local gym


FASHION weight loss. In some cases, for advance fitness enthusiast, lifting larger masses increases muscle size. In actuality, your dieting habits along with the intensity, duration and frequency of your workout play a larger role in your weight loss and muscle gain. So opt for the lighter weights with a more reps. Lifting must me accompanied by extensive cardio to encourage weight loss.

three times week to get really active. Endeavor in your daily sprint and don’t forget to reward yourself with low calorie treats.

Light Weights. More Reps.

Stretching post work out is ideal encouraged adequate blood flow to the muscle that you’ve just tackled. It’s been proven that a pre-workout

Lifting weights shouldn’t be an affair

stretch lessens the intensity of your

akin to a tough man contest. Light

workout. If your usual regimen is to

weights with more reps do the trick

stretch then endeavor in your fitness

just as effectively. It was once a

excursion try warming up your muscles

misconception that heavy weight

by jogging or doing light cardio.

lifting aided rapid muscle growth and


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Eat Clean. Get Lean. Sub those fatty foods that you indulged in over the holidays with clean choices such as, fresh veggies, fruits, lean meats such as fish and poultry, and whole grains. Prepare your meals with light servings, opt for natural seasonings instead of salts. Accompany your meals with water or juices. Of course, avoid carbonated beverages which can be high in sugar. Stay committed and in time your holiday hangover will be a thing of the past.


SHARP IS THE NEW BLACK

THE TR E N D I N G OF CLA SSI E R LO OKS


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Fashionable looks change season in and season out, however classy fashion pieces never go out of style. From sleek denim, button ups with flair and fierce bow ties. Classier looks are back and bigger than ever.

Bow Ties.

Denim

Consider the bow tie; this fashionable

Denim is always a mainstay in trendy

adornment has revealed in the high

attire. However, attention to denim

class stratosphere for decades. It

pairing

makes a dashing comeback as the

popular. Dark denim, cuffed, resting

go to piece for most fashion forward

atop sleek shoes has become the

males. Delivered in a variety of styles,

norm for most fashion friendly gents.

finishes, textures and fabrics, bow ties

Slim or straight, either will do to round

have reaffirmed their place in fashion’s

your classy look.

what’s trending now arena.

has

become

increasingly


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Suspenders Suspenders have recently reclaimed there place in in the relevant fashion arena. These stylish elastic pant supporting pieces come in array of colors, widths and fabrics. Finding the suspender to accentuate your outfit has never been easier. One can even opt for the perfect tie in the same print to match.


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Layers Pairing

the

perfect

clothing to accomplish a layered look has become increasingly easier. One could cover a button up with a v-neck sweater top it off with sleek jacket and presto INSTALAYER. Layering isn’t only for the colder months of the year. With practice and the right wardrobe,

the

layered

look can be accomplished year round.


FASHION Mix and Match Mix and match those colors. Wear vibrant trousers with cool colored shirts. Cuff your denim and show off your argyle socks. Find the perfect driver hat that brings out your bow tie. Round it all out with a pocket square that brings out the subtle tones in a tweed blazer. Fashion has become exceedingly classy and more expressive. Find your look. Sharp is back.


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WALKING UNDER WATER

A C L O S E R L O O K A T F A SH I O N A T LA NTIS

BY: KRIS T A | F AS HI O N A T L ANTI S ; CR EATED BY V I DEO J UNKI ES OWNER L EE JARRETT


If

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as the fashionistas flit from fashion week to fashion week, now’s your chance to become a part of the action. It may be a cold start to the new year, but Video Junkies will be heating up Oklahoma City with the Fashion Atlantis fashion show and after party on January 18th, 2014! Guests are invited to see an aquatic themed fashion show that will be held at Oklahoma City’s timeless Historical Farmers Market Event building located downtown. Doors will open at 6pm and the show will start at 8pm. Fashion Atlantis will feature collections from 14 amazing designers and boutiques-each promising to hit the runway with collections that proudly represent Oklahoma’s wonderful fashion sense. The show will showcase a well-rounded selection of fashions from local, national, and worldly boutiques and designers. On the runway, guests can expect to see a range of fashion from Nicole Moan’s artistic ceramic corsets inspired by nature and life, to chic fashion-forward gowns designed by Project Runway famed fashion designer Jonathan Kayne.


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Fashion Atlantis, a Video Junkies Production and all ages show, will provide networking opportunities to models, designers, boutiques, stylists, photographers, and media outlets of Oklahoma while providing guests with an amazing night of entertainment and transport into the world of fashion. Guests will have the ability to purchase anything they see during the show on location and will also have several opportunities to win cash and prizes during the night. This season, Kayla Ferrell, best known for America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 and Allstar’s season, will be hosting Fashion Atlantis-an underwater fashion experience!

Since Ameri-

ca’s Next Top Model Allstar’s Season, Kayla has been modeling overseas for an agency in Japan but she has returned to host the hottest fashion event to hit Oklahoma and start 2014 off right! Kayla will also be part of a judging panel that will decide which Fashion Atlantis runway model will be awarded a paid trip for two to New York for the opportunity to meet with nationally recognized modeling agencies in Spring 2014!


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After the show, Fashion Atlantis guests

live by DJ Saad. As Fashion Atlantis is

will attend the exclusive after-party

destined to be Oklahoma’s best fash-

featuring celebrity guest meet-and-

ion show of the year, this will not be an

greets and the hottest music mixed

event you will want to miss!



Muve mag January 2014