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Protect The Human

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Contents AMNESTY AM NASTY

NastyIssue1Cover.............................................................1 Contents.....................................................................2 Editor’sLetter........................................................................3 Guns Down, Brush Up............................................4 - 5 Fashion Victims.....................................................6 - 11 TheSecretPoliceman’sBall.............................................12 Weapons of Mass Consumption..........................13 - 17 Amnesty Interfashional............................................18 Karakusi.....................................................................19 Friends of Nasty.......................................................20

The volatile banter between love and hate, white and black, fire and stone; can be cocktailed to neutralise the bitter taste of acidity. By embracing the poetry of artistic licence you can find the pulse of life in the most off beat rhythms. Question the bad in the good, look at the smooth in the rough and keep spraying the tag of your graffiti. Nasty magazine is here to hold your hand We live in a beautiful ugly World of con- and let you know you’ve got your freedom tradictions and conflict, a juxtaposition back. of Bi-Polar extremes. The oxymoron of society is forever unbalanced, rocked by “It is better to light a candle than to the shadow of our footprints and the tail curse the darkness” (2) of our dance. As the soil beneath your feet has turned dirty, your face has changed. Your eyes “It is better to burn out than to fade window has closed and the sound in your away” ears is tangled. The sceptic voice in you (3) asks no questions because all of the answers you cannot believe. It’s simple as 1, 2, 3… We all look up to the same Sun and Moon, (1 – Oscar Wilde, 2 – Peter Benenson but the warmth of their blanket can’t melt Amnesty founder, 3 – Kurt Cobain) xxx the coldest hearts. In order to find light we have to crawl through the dark.

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“We may all be in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” (1) Amnesty’s flame has been burning since ‘61, protecting the human for all of the dulled candles in the wind. The colour of their hope and the grace of their stand is never jaded by the harsh features of their enemies face.

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GUNS DOWN BRUSH UP

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Fashion Victims Double denim. Clashing neons. Socks and sandals. Somehow, modernity has forgotten all of it’s principle education and reformed and backtracked to use fashion history and her misfortunes to accentuate on the dullness of today’s monotonous clothing cycle. Regurgitated trends are inevitable with established designers of past years giving their hindsight to the future. With vintage culture in it’s prime, the fashion conscious and fashion blind aren’t too many worlds apart - the wrong is pretty much the new right.

Fashion Victims

Cocaine Chanel

In that breath, looking at this contradiction - thinking of the unaware fashion victims that turn heads on the streets - a new focus highlights the

Floating like a social butterfly and working like a designer dog isn’t easy

real victims of fashion that are unfortunately very much aware of the ugly

on the Evian and cigarette diet. Drugs are one of the industry’s biggest

path they follow.

appetite suppressants and functioning stimulants; cocaine is fashion’s

Drug abuse, sweatshops, plastic surgery, fur and size zero are far more

coffee

damaging to our world than a mismatched outfit. Topshop Shift Dress, Roberto Cavalli Snake Ring

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Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims

The Sweat Shop

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Poor exhausted victim, such a dedicated die hard trend tracker. In the real sweat shops of Eastern Cultures, young little girls and boys slave away for greedy business gain; keeping up with consumerisms manic growth. They don’t have a choice, we do. Vintage Beasty Boys ‘Where’s your head at’ top models own, Vintage Leather trousers Camden Market

Self indulgent, self inflicted, selfish society. Medias contagious self conscious trickles down and contaminates each generation; sharpening the knife, and rupturing the blow. The natural English rose and all of the beautiful exotic flowers should never be withered by money, jealousy nor regret. Surgery to protect – not perfect. Vintage Silver Net Dress, Black Agent Provocateur Corset, Urban Outfitters Belt

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Fashion Victims

The Clothes Horse

Fashion Victims

Taxi for Taxidermy Everybody warms to the comfort and eroticism of furs embrace – but technologies advances deliver the smoothest touch without the slaughter. This deadly face of fashion isn’t sustainable, if it’s

Being force fed headlines inevitably digests a hunger for more paper

got a heart; it’s beauty not art.

dreams. Empty stomach doesn’t correlate with an empty soul. Consume

Brown Ghost Maxi Dress, All Saints Leather Jacket, Vintage Pol-

rich food, not a blackened rich mood.

ish Leather bag, Jewellery models own

Adhoc ‘Please Do Not Feed the Models Top’, Vintage Pink Silk Scarf

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The Secret Policeman’s Ball

Weapons of Mass Consumption Disable Your Arms

In 1976, John Cleese and Amnesty International collaborated to create a UK comedy benefit to promote free speech. This year’s event for Channel 4 featured Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding, Micky Flanagan, Jack Whitehall and many other talented contemporary acts. Using the arts to spread awareness and support for charity is nothing new, but an undeniable success. It brings people

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together in a fashion where the dark clouds of the underlying issues are cleared and overshadowed with a motivation to make things better. Have fun with fundraising, life is far too precious, short and challenging to take yourself too seriously – and to turn a blind eye to what truly matters. If this Secret Policeman’s Ball hasn’t caught your eye, the next one will.

Lust can be dirty. Luring our greed to always want more. What about the underlying over-indulgences that our world consumes? Nasty did a poll asking 100 Londoners what they perceive as the city’s biggest guilts. You voted Shoes, Guns, Make-Up, Porn and Media as your top five. Here’s what we think about that...

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Weapons of Mass Consumption Killer heels

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Weapons of Mass Consumption Keep strong don’t read wrong

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Weapons of Mass Consumption Slave to you

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Weapons of Mass Consumption Cover up

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Amnesty Interfashional

Charity Begins at home. In your bedroom. In fact, to be specific, in your wardrobe. Gone are the days of musky, monotonous second hand shops personifying their causes with a dull ugly face. Combining the colour of fashion with the heart of the art; hard work becomes play and the new generation can relate and sympathise with the real important issues. Nasty Magazine is Amnesty’s friend and this season’s must have to making life lovable. Get in touch to find out more information on Amnesty’s heart warming and heart wrenching campaigns and how Nasty is here to help. Email – phillippa_js@hotmail.com Telephone – 07834340257 Facebook – Pippa Keeley Thompson Tumblr – nastymag.tumblr.com

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‘Karakusi’ proudly announces the release of their intensely anticipated Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Houte couture trained and highly acclaimed designer Sofia Karakusi delivers minimalist art with a poetic caress. Her signature use of Nappa leather, fine jersey wool and sensual silks protagonise the season, embracing the juxtaposition of contradictions in textile and playing with their strengths to adorn and arouse a rebel chic in the woman. Karakusi’s touch honours the body and stimulates an anamalistic raw emotion captured in the beauty of design. Exhibited in a deep pallet of blacks and carbon grey, combining flawlessly to distinguish and express the sophisticated eroticism of the female; giving voice and depth to the silent exhibitionist in our skin. Experience the collection and fall in love with each stitch, feel the pleasure in our passion.

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Warm thank-you’s and big kisses to‌ Sophie Smith for her creativity, inspiration and love.

Daniel Field for his patience and offbeat eye. Tahlia Hitchcock for her perfection and beauty. Andrew Davis for his handy hands. Neil Gow for his naughtiness And a massive thank-you to Armin... You are Amazing!

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