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When the idea to launch NUDE came about, I envisioned the concept clearly. It would be a publication that didn't shed light on just one aspect of the industry, but would feature everyone behind the scenes as well. Creatives such as models, stylists, designers, makeup artists and more would be included. It would showcase an array of people who strive for what they believe in and do what they love. It is my mission to give you a glimpse into the lives of those individuals, while also giving them a platform to showcase their work and talent. This is only the beginning.

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Photographer | Sam Dameshek Talent | Tyga @ ONE Management Stylist | Alex Shera Groomer | Laura Raczka

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Photographer | Sam Dameshek Talent | Tyga @ ONE Management Stylist | Alex Shera Groomer | Laura Raczka

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We teach our youth ‘to be nice to others,’ ‘to not be a bully,’ and ‘to help those in need’. They all appear to be fundamental lessons right? Take a moment to think about how those lessons translate into your daily life - have they shaped who you’ve become? Do they help you stay strong and stand up when put in an uncomfortable situation? Do they drive you to act when you’re needed in a situation you know is wrong? Or did they fail you? Would you become a bully? A bystander that didn’t help a victim in need? What would you do if you were the victim? Bullying comes in all forms, any age, genders and backgrounds; it’s a universal struggle. Our education and definitions surrounding bullying are inexcusably limited and result in a lack of help for those in need. Bullying effects people in the most inhumane way. It takes away the security one feels about their worth and their physical and emotional safety. It changes all the people involved, the bystanders can feel uneasy on how to approach either party and guilty for not stepping in when the victim needed their help. The bully themselves, feeling like they have power over people, can manipulate and abuse human beings at their pleasure. The victims, who can feel scared, alone, silenced and are left asking themselves...why me? The victims of bullying suffer in such a way that can make themselves feel less human than those around them. When being bullied, whether it be physical, verbal, cyber, and/or social, it chips away at the victims happiness, joy, energy, and their will to keep going. Being repeatedly insulted, put down, criticized, physically harmed, objectified, made to feel less important and cared about, inflicts irrefutable damage on the victims soul. It ripples through the victim’s life, most often causing depression and anxiety and in some cases, suicidal thoughts and actions. The depression causes people to retract from actually living their life and to lose interest in what life has to offer. The day-to-day seems almost impossible and they become even more emotionally and physically fragile. The anxiety makes them anxious to go any place where their attacker might be, most often effecting their education, work or home life. The suicidal thoughts and actions are unexplainably tragic for someone of any age to feel so alone that death is preferable to life. To think that it all starts with a bully, all those suffering people feel that way because another human being decided to abuse their power over others.

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To those who are suffering: as someone who has suffered from the actions of others and the emotional and physical damage it inflicts, I understand how hard it is to get out of that black nothingness that has consumed your life. But, as long as you keep fighting, for whatever reason you find important, you will survive. I say survive to show you made it through. It doesn’t mean you won’t be changed or damaged, but you will be alive and where you go from there is up to you. Always know that I wish you the best and the happiness you deserve.

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B A N A is an independent label that’s bridging the gap between streetwear and luxury apparel, which is why NUDE was excited to pick the founder’s brain on all things B A N A...

B A N A was founded by Los Angeles native Bana Bongolan, a young female fashion designer who formerly served as the head womenswear designer at Diamond Supply Co. along with being a contributing creative at fellow brands Crooks & Castles, LRG and Young & Reckless. Just recently this young designer has gained interest from Fred Segals (Japan), Post Malone and Lexy Panterra's DreLondonEnt., along with powerhouse streetwear labels KNYEW & SANDALBOYZ. NUDE: What’s the idea behind B A N A, where does the name come from? Bana Bongolan: Right when I thought I’d stop designing clothes one of my best friends really motivated me to kick start a solo project. I started creating samples for fun and when she would wear them out it started to gain a lot of attention. I knew I was onto something unique. It really began by accident, but I’m proud that it has evolved into what it is now. As for the name, my nickname from birth has been "Bana" thanks to my older brother who couldn’t pronounce my real name. NUDE: How has the line developed since its first launch? Bana Bongolan: My first collection was a custom luxury moto jacket, I really focused on the quality of the materials for this collection because I've always fucked with high fashion since I was a kid, brands like French Connection, Dior, and Tod's really inspired me. I mean I still own my first Louis Vuitton bag since I was 16 (haha).

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NUDE: Where do design inspirations come from for your new products? Bana Bongolan: The inspiration for my new releases all come from my real life experiences, this most recent collection was the product of an intense chapter of my life, it really broke me down as a designer, challenged me to create something that reflected those experiences. Some of the most intense experiences in my life happened on Friday nights. My relationship at that time was especially draining, typical for me, not for other people. I channeled a lot of that negative energy into writing, directing and styling Andrew Garcia's "Hollywood Hills" video as a collaborative effort to showcase the new collection of B A N A Season 3, "Typical Friday Night" (AW17) and premiere my new diffusion line, Orange by B A N A, whose first collaboration project was with @Nylonmag @Nylonshop. NUDE: What have been your most successful designs? Bana Bongolan: Without a doubt our iconic Orange Moto Jacket, followed by the Camo version of the same design. The jackets are known for their signature handles featured on the back of each one, the personalized dog tags come with each jacket and compliment the high quality lamb skin leather. These elements compile into a luxury piece (with street influence) that undeniably revitalizes the fashion landscape to push limits of the bold and creative style I create.

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NUDE: Your brand is worn by people like Cassie, Shaun Ross and Ayesha Curry. How does an accomplishment like this make you feel? Bana Bongolan: It's humbling to see fellow artists that I respect and even admire rock my designs. I feel like they are the modern rockstars of our time. I only want rockstars rocking my shit. Period. NUDE: Where do you see B A N A going in the next few years? Bana Bongolan: B A N A is an umbrella to me. @Banabongolan is a creative powerhouse, consisting of consulting, marketing and design. @BanaLosAngeles is the high end spectrum of apparel. Lastly, @Orangebybana is an expansive branch of B A N A that provides access to B A N A aesthetics with an affordable price. I want B A N A to move past just clothing and push the boundaries of creativity in the industries of entertainment, music and fashion - all Pop Culture. NUDE: Describe your brand in one word. Bana Bongolan: Power.

Images from B A N A A/W17 Collection launching Fall 2017, featuring Caroline Miner "Siiickbrain" photographed by Baz

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NUDE: Is acting something you’ve always wanted to pursue? Peyton: It’s something I have always known I wanted to do. Even at a young age I can remember the excitement I felt to be on set working with so many different kinds of people. I am so fortunate to have always known what I wanted to do and be excited about my work every day. NUDE: What do you love most about your job? What are the best perks? Peyton: I love the ability to tell stories/create a whole different world in front of the camera, and collaborate with so many people who are so talented. The perks are the friends I make on set and getting to roll out of bed and into someone else’s hands for hair and makeup. NUDE: What's something you wish you knew when you first started out as an actress? Peyton: I wish I knew I could always speak up when I didn’t feel something was right no matter my age. It is important to trust my instincts, because I always had a feeling for what was right and wrong and it doesn’t matter what age a person is. NUDE: You just started filming your new movie,

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Anthem. How has it been? Peyton: Anthem has been such an incredible experience. The script, cast, and crew are all so passionate about the project and the story we are telling. The movie deals a lot with the turbulence of teenage years and dealing with real problems life throws at you. NUDE: Can you tell us a little about your role in the Anthem movie? Peyton: I play a character named ‘Faith’ who has such a positive outlook on life even when coping with death. I admire her so much. She is a person who is so strong, goes through life with ease and is loved by everyone. NUDE: Who has been your biggest mentor throughout your career? Peyton: My mom has always been so supportive of my career and will keep me in line when need be. It is nice to have that one person who will always remind me of my priorities. NUDE: What big things can we expect from you this year? Peyton: Anthem will release in early 2018. I am about to start shooting another new film with a great script, and I’m really looking forward to working with the cast.

Photographer | Sam Dameshek Muah | Bridget O'Donnell Stylist | Joel Christian


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Jonathan Capeci & Joey Beretta @ Interscope Records Photographer | Catie Laffoon

Within a few months of forming Nightly, singer Jonathan Capeci and guitarist Joey Beretta came up with “XO”: a bittersweet breakup anthem built on bright beats and powerful melody. Pennsylvania-bred cousins who bought matching Fender Squier Stratocasters as kids, Capeci and Beretta earned some positive early feedback on the track, and quickly uploaded “XO” to their SoundCloud page.

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“We figured that, as a no-name band putting something out on our own, it would be a huge feat to get 100,000 plays in a month,” Capeci recalls. Instead, “XO” surpassed that number nearly overnight and hit a million plays within weeks, generating major buzz for the Nashville-based band’s guitar-fueled take on electronic alt-pop. Nightly soon began hosting showcases in their garage and ultimately inked a deal with Interscope Records, who are now set to release the band’s debut honest EP. With their name translating as ’night, love you in textspeak, Nightly match their inventively textured sound with a guileless approach to lyric-writing. “It’s easy to hide behind clever lyric writing without really getting to the truth of the emotion. We try to stay away from that,” says Capeci. “We want our songwriting to be conversational, and to be real and open about relationships and love.” On “XO,” that confessional spirit manifests in a breezy meditation on vulnerability and self-preservation. “‘XO’ is about being half-heartedly in a relationship, and how that usually does more damage than good,” explains Capeci, whose soulful vocals instill the song with a dreamy melancholy. “It’s about the kind of situation where you’re holding back to protect yourself, but it just ends up screwing things up worse and hurting both people involved.”

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Photographer & Stylist | Brooke Olimpieri @filthymouthcreative Model | Tova Thomas @tova_good Muah | Stephanie Olejniczak @stepholejnmua Featured brand | @topknotgoods @topknotnatalie

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NUDE: What’s the idea behind Top Knot Goods? Natalie: I wanted to create a laid back label that connected our customers with the 70’s & 80’s inspired vibes that I love, but still keep that modern funky edge to it. I wanted to create t-shirts that would start conversations and make getting dressed easy as hell. Personally, I am a vintage jeans and t-shirt girl. I want babes to wear our label to flea markets, out to the bar to have a beer with friends, and just really live in them. NUDE: How has the line developed since it first launched? Natalie: The brand has become its own thing. I have never ever wanted this brand to be about me. That’s not why I started designing. I wanted it to take its own course and grow with our customers, taking influence from them. I wanted to connect with people and make playful designs that they would be stoked to wear. I call them my muses and they rule so hard. Our line has developed with our muses in mind. We make clothing that people can feel good about themselves in and nothing makes me happier than that. NUDE: Where do design inspirations come from for your new products? Natalie: Design ideas can come from anywhere...Vintage tees that I’ve thrifted, old 70’s & 80’s ads, even a box of friggin’ cereal. This city inspires the shit out of me. Los Angeles sometimes feels like you’re in a time machine, in a really epic way. So many of my designs are just inspired by feelings and surroundings. I have this notebook where I jot down every single phrase or idea that I come up with. I always have to get it out right then and there or I’ll forget that genius idea I had like five seconds ago.

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I have about three close friends that I am always texting with my ideas, asking them their thoughts and what they would wear on a tee. It’s so important to have a few like-minded people who know and love the brand and can envision your ideas. They will tell you that I have a hard time making decisions without their input. I value those opinions and people so much. NUDE: What have been your most successful designs? Natalie: “No Rest for the Rad,” “Legalize Dreams” and definitely the “Make Out Make Art” tee. People love to make out I guess (hahaha). But, no, I think people really love bold color combos; I do. Color is my main source of inspiration. Even when I make basics, it’s all about the colors, bro. Go bold or go home. NUDE: Who is someone you’d like to do a collaboration with and - why? Natalie: I’ve been so lucky to have already collaborated with so many amazing humans. My friends are so talented and honestly, they are my favorite people to create with. Most of our shoots we just sip mimosas, hang out, play with our dogs and make magic. If I could work with my girl Brooke (photographer @filthymouthcreative) every day I would. When we get together, I know it’s gonna be insane because her talent is unreal and we just vibe off each other. Love you b! If I had to pick one person to collaborate with on a future collection, it would probably be Erin Wasson. I mean, she is a queen.

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Photographer | Peoneemoull Pech Stylist | Joel Christian Hair | Lauren Nicole McKeever Makeup | Nina Arce

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NUDE: What’s the idea behind Oliver’s Apparel? OA: OLIVER’S was born from our feeling as consumers that something was missing. We felt like we were living in a world where we could find high quality food and produce, well-tailored suits, and no shortage of wonderful craft beer, but who was making beautiful, well crafted athletic apparel for us? When we noticed nobody was, we figured why not build it ourselves? NUDE: How has the line developed since it first launched? OA: OLIVER’S was launched on Kickstarter with a campaign to produce “A 21st century gym short.” The goal was to raise $10,000. When the All Over Short campaign closed a few weeks later, we had over 3,000 backers and more than $270,000 pledged. We were blown away. In the three years that have followed, we’ve expanded our product offering using the same principles that made the All Over Short such a phenomenal success - classic styling, the best in performance fabrics, and considered design.

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NUDE: Where do design inspirations come from for your new products? OA: We draw design inspiration primarily from three sources. First, our classic sports heroes. We look at what guys like Steve Prefontaine, Muhammad Ali, and Arnold Palmer trained and competed in. Second is nature. We’re fortunate to live in California, a place that affords access to mountains, deserts, forests, and oceans. Those elements are all incorporated in what we make. Third, we draw inspiration from materials. We’re a fabric-driven business. We search long and hard to find fabrics we really love and then invest in them, finding as many ways as possible to make use of them. NUDE: What have been your most successful designs? OA: Our flagship product, the All Over Short, continues to be our best seller. Originally billed as the last pair of athletic shorts you’ll ever need, the All Over Short has thousands of owners who can attest to its quality. NUDE: Who is someone you’d like to do a collaboration with and why? OA: Sid Mashburn. Love Sid’s ability to put a unique, playful take on the classics - we think he’s the best men’s retailer in the country today. NUDE: Describe your brand in one word. OA: Timeless.

Photographer | Gabe Ayala | @thegabeayala Model | Timothy Hansen | @timothyrhansen

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My name is Ricki, I am 20 years old and I live in Spain, Benidorm. I am a model, influencer and student of marketing and publicity. Since I was a child I have considered myself a creative person. I have always liked

photography, drawing, music and fashion. I started posting pictures on social media that I took of myself, or asked friends to take of me, and I

noticed that people liked them. The boom was on Instagram. From there, many people started following me and liking what I was doing. Many photographers and agencies contacted me to work because they

told me that my facial features were special. Currently I work with them and with many different brands. I would love to reach higher, it is something that really catches my attention and an area that I feel very comfortable in.

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This NYC Start Up is focused on making the purchasing of undergarments an intuitive, seamless, and enjoyable experience. While keeping the cost of premium comfort accessible and socially impactful. Pomono empowers its consumers as a force for good through their buy one give one model. Filling an essential request at the top of every list for homeless shelters and charities alike – clean undergarments. So really, what are you waiting for? Help someone in need by helping yourself to premium comfort at an affordable price. @pomonobasics

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Gliding the wave… Feeling alive, kissed by the sun, lifted by the wind and free in your skin? Makara is a European swimwear brand geared towards independent, active and adventurous women who value fashion, comfort and elegance. Every piece is designed with reckless You in mind. We use the highest quality materials and focus on the little details that make up the whole minimal and sophisticated design. The suits hug your body like a glove…. And who doesn’t want a soft hug ? Our goal is to create clothing that empowers women to be free. To follow their dreams. To read, ride motorbikes, surf, swim, explore the world and themselves. Makara supports local women communities around the world by organizing motorbike ride outs, surf camps, yoga retreats and stresses the importance of social interaction… Let’s exchange thoughts and learn! Dear mermaid—wherever you live just know that if your society feeds you limits, you do not have to eat that dish of sorrow. Do things that make your heart smile. Jimi Hendrix once said: “I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.” So live on! No matter what you do, if you tune in with yourself and listen – you will succeed. Get out of that comfort bubble, go out there and learn about yourself through the prism of the glass experience box. You will succeed in your life, which you will explore fully and will reach destinations you never thought you were capable of reaching. Dial in. Tune in. Connect. Your new old friend, Makara

Website: makarawear.com | Instagram: @makarawear | Facebook: makarawear | Twitter: makarawear

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