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RISING OF PHOENIX VALENTINE
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THE RISE OF PHOENIX VALENTINE
WHO IS CRISTI?
IN THE STREET OF PARIS
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Summer or Winter? West Coast or East Coast? Sneakers or Heels? Night with friends or Night in? Sweet or Savory? Reality TV or Movies? Basketball Game or Football Game? I’m not a huge sports fan, but if there are buffalo wings, I’ll watch anything.
START Summer or Winter? West Coast or East Coast? Sneakers or Heels? Night with friends or Night in? Â Sweet or Savory? Reality TV or Movies? Basketball Game or Football Game? 7
8 "Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin." -Ima
Shoutout to all the Photographers who took these beautiful photos of Phoenix J Booker Photography DTX | Instagram: @j.bookerphotography Deveja Webb | Instagram: @_djuice Jonathan Hill | Instagram: @fresh.blvd Michael | Instagram: @mass.fotos
The Rise of Phoenix Valentine PHOTO BY: DEVEJA WEBB
"I always had a passion for being in front of the camera." Get use to seeing this face and hearing the name Phoenix Valentine. Born and Raised Dallas, TX model Phoenix has been modeling since August of 2018 afer graduating from highschool. After being told constantly that she was photogenic,and being told "you should be a model", so I thought why not give it a try. -Phoenix Valentine I interview Ms.Valentine to get a more in depth feel of what its like to be a young model, fashion, confidence and more. NIYNEBYNIY MAGAZINE â€˘ PAGE 10
- PHOENIX VALENTINE
ENIZAGAM YINYBENYIN â€¢ 11 EGAP
THOUGH SOME MAY HAVE NEGATIVE VIEWS OF THR MODELING WORLD, I TRY TO USE MY PLATFORMS TO GIVE PEOPLE AN INSIDE LOOK AND SHOW THEM THAT ITS NOT ALL THAT BAD. THE MODELING WORLD HAS SHIFTED SO MUCH OVER THE YEARS, BECOMING MORE DIVERSE IN ANY SHAPE, SIZE, OR COLOR CAN HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY THAT I HAVE. THATS SOMETHING IALWAYS TRY TO HIGHLIGHT
Speak it into existence Creative energy surges through me and leads me to new to new brilliant ideas. Happiness is a choice. My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite. I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring. I am a powerhouse; I am indestructible.
Write down some of your 2019 goals:
Talks with Phoenix VALENTINE: It's been a year since I embarked on this journey, not taking it too serious, and now i've made a name for myself and built a platform that I never imagined I would have. NIYNE: How would you describe you personal fashion style? PV: I consider my style to be very edgy yet chic. Alot of my fashion inspiration comes from past eras of fashion, the 70's being my all time favorite.
What makes you confident? What makes me feel most confident is knowing that I make other women (especially of my color) feel confident. The feeling of knowing that there are young women who look up to me and see me as inspiration to be unapologetically themselves gives me all the confidence I need.
Favorite motivational quote:
â€œThe only thing standing in your way is youâ€?
Photographer: Michael Instagram: @mass.fotos
ADVICE WITH VALENTINE
NIYNEBYNIY: What advice would you give to someone younger than you, who is trying to pursue this industry?
PHOENIX: The biggest advice I give to anyone trying to pursue the same career path is always stay consistent and keep it organic. Just be you and have fun with it
Inspiration: Iâ€™m most inspired by Naomi Campbell, Iman and Grace Jones.
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IN THE STREETS OF PARIS
Among one of the most popular styles, street wear has taken shape and form of culture and motivation. I stumbled across Shannon Flanders Instagram page, who showcases men's street wear. Flanders tells all about designers, best places to travels and what does fashion ultimately mean to him. Take a look inside my interview with Shannon and all things Hype. How do you know what to mix and match? What are the rules of streetwear and are there any? NIYNEBYNIY MAGAZINE
FASHION MEANS TO ME a way to live my life , a way of expressing who I am without saying a word. SHANNON FLANDERS
NIYNEBYNIY: What season do you think your fashion thrives in? (Summer, Fall, Spring or Winter) Shannon Flanders; prefer winter , it allows me to showcase my style because I also love to wear layers on layers and jackets .
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Mens Streetwear in Paris Fashion Talk Shannon Flander
I was born in France and I grew up in Paris and Senegal.I always had this sense of fashion since my youngest age. I was thoughtful about what I wear its was always very important for me ! I also look at some artists that I feels connect with, that's why I decided to head my creativity in what make me feel confident and in something I love to do and inspire those who look at me and feels the same. its something from the inside out. Streetwear is my first direction but I know how to adapt myself to other styles like Vintage,Chic ect. I focus my principal style on street wear but i can adjust it with many others styles who inspire me. NIYNEBYNIY: Would you say your ahead of trend or on trend? Shannon: When you have a sense of style you will probably be on trends at the same time than others who also has a sense of styles but most of the time you can create and mix your ideas together to create your own trend! NIYNEBYNIY: Top 3 favorite brands? Shannon: First, Off - white - secondly Fear of God and HERON PRESON
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Popstar Anjl has been in-tuned with her passion since she was young. What inspires you to pursue music?
TUNE IN WITH ANJL
Anjl: Music has always been my everything since day one. I don’t ever remember there being ANYTHING else I wanted to pursue! I started playing piano at age five, and I’ve always been singing since then. My mom even tried pushing me towards dance around that time, and I told her that all I wanted to do was sing. I ditched dance (which I definitely regret because now, I lowkey have two left feet) and at age eight I started taking classical Opera vocal lessons, and to this day I still take lessons with the same teacher (shout out Mrs. Young)! You could say that there was an innate love of music from the very start. I can still remember being super young and being asked what I wanted to do when I was older, and my answer was always “to be a rockstar”. Well here I am at 20 years old, and still, all I want to do is make singing my full-time career. I DO have to give my mom some credit though, when she was pregnant with me, she and my dad loved going to concerts, and she listened to a lot of Sarah Brightman and Andrea Boccelli, two iconic classical singers. NIYNE:I know this will probably one of the hardest questions to ask a musician but Top 5 artist of all time?
A: I love and adore so many artists, so this is a tough one, but at the moment my list would be: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, and Kehlani.
MY REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE INSPIRE MY MUSIC -ANJL
What keeps you inspired? For me, singing and songwriting is an outlet I use to let out feelings I canâ€™t put simply into words. Songwriting is a form of catharsis for me, an emotional cleansing. I would definitely call myself an emotional person, and putting my feelings into songs just makes me feel good. Itâ€™s important for me to put my personal experiences into my music because I want other people to listen to my stories and be able to connect with what I have to say. I believe music heals, and sometimes you just need to hear someone else sing about what youâ€™re going through to know you are not alone.
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LAS VEGAS NATIVE N: An artist style and how they dress stands out alot whenever you think about their music. How would you describe your style? A: This is another hard one! Mostly because I am always asking myself this! Lately, I have been really into the streetwear look. But I kinda just love everything, and I definitely dress according to my mood. So some days Iâ€™ll be more girly, or edgy, but I do take pride in saying that I always make sure I look chic and put together. My mom is a big style inspiration for me, and I definitely grew my love for fashion because of her. N: Favorite place to shop at? A: love this app called Depop. Itâ€™s basically a thrift store on your phone. I find a lot of unique pieces there, and I just love finding gems not many people have. Besides Depop, I really like DollsKill.com, they have a little bit of everything for everyone, which is great for someone like me who likes everything.
"I LIKE WRITING ABOUT MY THOUGHTS ON SOCIETY, SELFEMPOWERMENT, YOUNG LOVE, PAIN, OR WHATEVER I BELIEVE IS IMPORTANT, ALL THROUGH MY EYES." -ANJL N: There is only 3 more months before this decade ends, which to me honestlya little crazy to think about. Do you have a 2019 goal that you've accomplished? A: A goal I had set at the beginning of this year for myself was to get signed with a great label. I didn’t really know how I was going to make this happen exactly, but I knew I needed to do this for myself and my music. During May of this year, I signed my first contract with Warner Music Philippines. I am grateful to say that they are now distributing my music, and although I didn’t get the whole record deal, I am proud of myself and feel that I am moving in the right direction. I was presented with an opportunity to work with a legendary company, and I was prepared for the moment. That record deal is my next big goal though!
N: You mentioned your real-life experiences inspire your music, I'm assuming you write all of your songs? A: Yes, . I write all of my songs myself, but I am super open to collaboration. Since songwriting is how I purge my feelings and let them out, it’s easiest and most convenient to write about what’s going on in my life. Whether this is a hands-on experience or a second-hand experience through others, I like writing about what real people are going through. But I also enjoy writing songs for fun, even if it’s not necessarily about anything super deep.
Your all time happy place that centers your focus back and that keeps you motivated? My happy place is wherever my loved ones are. My incredibly supportive family and friends are the people that keep me the most motivated. I am so thankful to have parents that have always been supportive of my dream from a young age. Especially coming from an Asian household, I have been extra grateful to have parents that let me pursue what I truly wanted, rather than push me into a certain field. My best friends are my biggest “hype-men” if you will, haha. Whenever I am struggling with believing in myself, or self-confidence, my loved ones always have my back. I am a huge believer in quality over quantity, and one of the most important aspects of life is having people by your side who genuinely love and care about you. What misunderstanding do you think society has on "Millennial"? A big misunderstanding I think society has on millennial's is that this certain generation of young people is lazy and entitled. I believe that we have just grown up in a time where technology lets us have basically anything at our fingertips, with a simple click of a button. That, in turn, has created this mindset that everything is instantaneous, which unfortunately doesn’t translate into the “real world”, aka jobs, schooling, and strong relationships. There are no apps for these things, where we receive instant gratification. Instead, these aspects of life take time, patience, and hard work. I think because we expect so much so quickly, not only of ourselves but of anything in life, we are perceived as lazy or entitled by generations before us. To me, millennial's are ambitious, creative, and passionate. Who is somebody that you would love to collaborate with in the future? I love and adore Kehlani with all my heart and soul. She is a huge inspiration for my music, and an artist I truly respect and admire. I would love to collaborate with her one day, and when that day comes, I’ll honestly feel in my heart that I’ve made it. Something that you would want your fans to know about? For anyone who has listened to my music, given me a like, shared my songs with a friend, or anything to support my career, THANK YOU. To the person reading this article, thank YOU for taking an interest in my story. To my supporters, you mean the world to me, and I am inspired every day to keep creating and putting myself out there because of YOU. Also, I have a brand new song dropping on August 15th called “It’s Not Me, It’s You”, so please check it out for me! It will be available on all streaming
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This magazine reveals a lot of hidden talent around the world. Majority of the talents are entertainment based on social media. Social media is definitely way to get your name on their on to a platform of your desire.
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It's easy to pick up the camera and take pictures here and there calling yourself a photographer. However, it takes a true artist to see the right placements, lighting, color, editing skills, etc. There are so many dimensions of becoming and calling yourself a
. Weather it may be Youtube, Twitch, Instagram, Twitter, etc. you can find your niche. For this particular artist,
photographer. Jarren started off at a young age. I sat down with
Jared â€œJayâ€? Higgins graced the
the humble Jay Higgins to see first
social media platform some years
hand what its like behind the
ago starting off as the
scenes of creating
photographer for well known artist, celebrities and even athletes. Not many people have "the eye" as I like to call it
s n i g g i H " y a J " n e r Ja cting my craft' "Perfe
Jaren Higgins What are your favorite style of picture? Most defitnitely portraits. I used to love landscape, but portraits. If you look at my old pictures, it’ll be portraits and alot more focused on fashion. But when I move d out here from California, I was traveling with a MLB PLAYER for a film and ended up taking a break from a year, I had a vision to make my own studio and do studio shooting. I just made it happen and started learning and building- I was very familar with alot of software and lighting . I used to be so comfortable with shooting outside, that I forgot so now I’m going back to shooting outside. What made you get into photography? EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Film. I started off editing videos. From editing basketball highlight tapes. The cannon td3 was my first camera- and I would vials small videos on my phone and it just came.
Its not who you are that holds you back, its who you think you’re not.
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NEW PERSPECTIVE NEW VIBE So, you know how people say they see your growth, do So, why move to Texas? Los Angeles is known for making dreams happen, which happened to you see your growth?
you at such a young age- traveling with artist,
I see the growth for sure, sometimes I feel stuck in a
meeting celebrities, booking gigs. Why the
way. Sometimes I look through my old stuff and just
remind myself. So back in the day I was the Mindless Behavior ,
I thought this would be a better environment. For
Videographer/Photographer, for 3-4 years.
networking, and broaden my relationships with people. Its a great area. I would travel back and
On social media it took me far but I took away all my
forth twice a month- then shortly it turned into
pictures and restarted fresh and re-branding my
once a month.
name. About like 2 years ago, that’s when I started take photography and videography serious. I was still in school and young too, so that was another project. I then realize how interested and how invested in film making, video production I was. I got a gig filming with Youtube Original. I began working in the summer with India Love, the Westbrook family shooting the pilot. Who do you really want to collab with in the feature? So you are originally from Los Angeles, California, the city were dreams are made. You have a dream to
So, how does it work if someone wants to book you and they live out-of-state? If I book at least 3 shoots, then i’ll fly down for about 3 days What do you wanna accomplish in film? I want to make my own production company, and have a studio with my friends. Who are all have/
become an actor, go to Cali- or a singer, producer you getting their degree in film. My main focus is going to be short film, music video,etc. name it. Why did you move to Texas? OCTOBER
PHOTOGRAPHER: JAREN HIGGINS
BONUS INTERVIEW: Breaking down the barrier of mental health, diet and discpline.
with Anna Atkins
Be Stronger than your Excuses AN INTERVIEW
WITH ANNA ATKINS Food is not just the fuel for your body, it also gives your
Always do what you are afraid to do
body directions. How much protein you eat, the amount of sugar in your diet, what time you start or stop eating during the day, all of it works together. There has been research showing a correlation between depression and low levels of
Nutrition is incredibly important. There are a few nutrients our
vitamin D, and that getting more from either sun, diet, or a
bodies can make on their own, but not without at least a little
high-quality supplement can have a positive impact on
help and not in self-sufficient amounts. Nutrients are what help
depression. Different B vitamins are involved in memory,
The first thing to remember focus, your ability to feel sleepy, and your ability to sleep deeply. Diets high in sugar and carbohydrates can is that there are two classes of nutrients: macronutrients and all of the systems in your body run.
micronutrients. Macro nutrients are carbohydrates, proteins, and
encourage the growth of candida, a natural yeast in your gut, and has been linked to fatigue, cravings, brain fog,
depression, skin issues, and joint inflammation. Magnesium
Micro nutrients are vitamins and minerals. Your body needs both of them. The second thing to remember is that, in a way, the
calms your nervous system, which can help calm stress, anxiety, and difficulty falling asleep.
macronutrient and micronutrient content of your food tells your
I still have days that I struggle to make the right choices.
body what to do. This has been a key factor of having control
There is still a part of me that wants to eat goldfish, chicken
over my health as Iâ€™ve gotten older. I used to have a lot of fear
nuggets, and chocolate chip cookies every day. There is still
and anxiety around food. I think this partially because of
a part of me that wants to just go home at the end of the
developing food allergies as a kid. However, I think it was also
day, throw on pajamas, and watch Netflix with my dog for
the result of having a negative relationship with my body and
four hours instead of going to the gym. However, I've
food, and not understanding how my body works and how food
already spent several years of my life making those
impacted it. Learning how food impacts my body really helped
choices. I know how my body feels when I chose that. I
with the anxiety I had developed regarding food. I don't have to wonder how something will impact my body because I already know.
know how my mind feels when I do that. I've spent enough of my life feeling unwell that I really value feeling well. There are two main things my journey of health has taught me:1. It is easier to stay well than to get well.2. Putting in the work to change your health can be difficult and it isn't always fun, but it is so very worth it.
HEALTH IS WEALTH Dancer and Health Enthusiast, Anna Atkins talks about what it means to be discipline in workout, food consumption and mental health. 'I want people to know how much these three things are connected. We often think of them as separate issues, but they are entirely interdependent.We all know that exercise gives people endorphins, helps improve sleep quality, relieves stress, etc. I really think it benefits mental acuity as well. As I said before, if your workout is not serving you mentally, it’s probably no longer serving you physically. When I get in a rut with my workouts, I become very critical of myself. I blame myself for the results I’m not getting. When I go too long without exercising, I start to feel depressed and irritable." -Anna Atkins Has dancing helped you with your healthy eating habits?
Dancing definitely helps motivate me, as well as helping me keep a healthy mindset. I have to eat well and make healthy food choices partially because of how I will look but also based on how I will feel and how it will affect my energy, endurance, recovery, etc. I don’t see food as just something to eat for pleasure, and I don’t see it as just something to satisfy hunger. It is something that helps me reach my goals. Any health diets you stick by? I have some diagnosed food allergies, but aside from that, I don’t stick with any one diet too strictly. The main thing is that I try to avoid processed sugar. It makes my joints hurt, makes me break out, and makes it hard for me to think clearly. I do indulge occasionally, but when I do I still use portion control and don’t let myself go crazy. I generally describe my diet as “relaxed paleo”. I already don’t eat gluten, dairy or sugar. I try to generally keep my consumption of grains low, but I will have some every now and then. I also allow legumes like beans and peanuts but try to have enough variety that I don’t rely on them too much
You dont grow when you comfortable CHEAT DAY There are a couple of things to consider with cheat days. Do you define a cheat day by generally eating healthy, but adding in little extras like a serving of cheese with your omelet or fries with your dinner? Having one meal where you eat whatever you want but with portion control? Eating whatever you want for the entire day? I’m more in favor of the idea of a cheat meal, personally. A moderately sized serving of what you want for one meal in addition to consistently eating healthy the rest of the time won’t take you too far from your physical health goals and can be beneficial for your mental health. I also think it’s important for your mental health to know when to allow yourself to cheat on your normal food choices. The two weeks of the semester that my dance department has shows, I’ll be at school an average of 12 hours a day, plus an hour drive there and back. During those two weeks, I live by a “do-the-best-you-can” policy. I’ll try to prep food over the weekend, get healthy options close by, but if it’s 9:30 at night and I have another hour an a half of rehearsal before my hour drive home, I’ll grab some trail mix or jerky sticks from the vending machine. Is it ideal? No. Is it the best option available? Yes. Will it keep me from diving into the pantry at home in a fit of sleepdeprived hunger? Absolutely
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