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Editor in chief RAYLENE PEREYRA
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PHOTOGRAPHER | MALLORY FONNER TALENT | BRETMAN ROCK LIGHTING | CRISTIAN DIAZ STYLIST | KATIE QIAN MAKEUP | LANDYN HARRISON HAIR | BRADLEY LEAKE & MAURA HERMAN VISUALS | GILBERT SOSA
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Issue 040 has arrived. Our first ever makeup artist feature and it's with Bretman Rock! We had an amazing day on set with him and I can tell you one thing, he's even funnier in person.
Weâ€™ve had more going on this month with the magazine than any other month thus far. Photo shoots, parties,
meetings and planning the June issue this far in advance, everything has been crazy â€” but in the best way possible! Sometimes you get so caught up in your own crazy world that you forget to pay attention to the smallest things,
whether it be the barista making your latte or the text from your loved one that made your day. I'm here to say that I was taught a very significant lesson this month the hard way. I learned to just stop every once in a while and take a
breath, to realize that you don't have to be unhealthy or old to have everything taken from you â€” so cherish what you have. Cherish all the people you have in your life. Cherish the little things even if you are "busy".
Raylene Pereyra Editor In Chief
S o u n d s NUDE. is a platform made to highlight the creativity and artistry of individuals â€“ musicians included. We have created the outlet to showcase your talent that of which cannot be experienced via paper. With each magazine release, there is a carefully selected playlist curated for the issue that is listed. Submit your music now for a chance to be in a future issue. nude-mag.com/radio
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B A R E thoughts
Life is a balancing act. You gotta juggle family, friends, work, significant others, and confusing adult stuff like taxes that nobody really understands. In the flurry of keeping our shit together (or at least trying to), we often forget to take care of ourselves in an attempt to push ourselves past our own capabilities. However, a distinction must be made. There’s pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to explore new possibilities for the sake of personal growth and there’s pushing yourself to the point of unhealthy exhaustion for the sake of productive efficiency. The former leaves you feeling gratified and inspired to take on the next day whereas the latter leaves you feeling burnt out and desperate for change. So, when you find that you’ve hit a wall, what do you do? You mustn’t forget that the most important relationship you have is with yourself and that’s why it is essential to make time for self-care. The physical body craves equilibrium and when neglected, whether it’s deprived of sleep or burdened by extreme stress, it sends you signals that something is out of whack. And, the funny thing is, your body and mind have a symbiotic connection which means when your body is out of balance, your mind is, too. A conscious effort must be made to proactively listen to your body and mind because nobody knows you better than you know yourself. Even though it’s easy to get swept away by the demands of everyday life, make time to tend to your own needs and desires. There is absolutely no shame in admitting you need to take time to recharge and reset. There is nothing wrong with putting yourself first. We all need a break now and again. We’re only human after all. Self-care looks different from person to person as it depends on what your situation specifically calls for. It could be as simple as treating yourself to a relaxing massage or as drastic as shifting your career trajectory. By first identifying what aspect of your life is causing a toxic shift in your wellbeing, you are then able to cut it out, rehabilitate yourself, reevaluate your priorities, and redirect your valuable energy towards positive and healthy growth. When the fire inside us burns out, we lose sight of our goals and forget the reasons to get out of bed in the morning. But when we take a step back, away from responsibilities and expectations, to take care of and love ourselves unconditionally, we empower ourselves with the ability to define what’s truly important to us and reignite that flame.
Julia Eunji Choi @chuliajoi
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PHOTOGRAPHER | DREW CASTANEDA
Originally founded on National Donut Day, June of 2013, Donut Snob has taken the pastry industry, deep fried it and served it glazed. With flavors like matcha black sesame, blood orange and peanut butter chocolate, the Snobs have mastered a creative and modern twist on the old school favorite. Located in Los Angeles, the city of the most donut shops per capita, they have found a way to set themselves apart from their doughy competition. Janeen Gudelj, the innovative pioneer envisioned the company on a greyhound bus with the intent of reimagining the way we think of these tiny treats, using only the highest quality ingredients. Locally sourced natural citrus zest, fresh berries, Madagascar vanilla beans, and pure Belgian dark chocolate just to name a few of the building blocks used in their recipe. The menu changes with the seasons, as Janeen loves to experiment with various flavor profiles including alternative toppings and glazes. Just a year after conception, Donut Snob was declared one of the top 10 donut shops in the nation by USA Today. With such immense recognition in a short period of time, individuals must ask themselves, â€œHow do I get my hands on a box of this pure, unadulterated happiness?" This delivery only bakery will drop off a dozen delectable, designer donuts for a mere $40 â€” convenient and cost effective. Discriminating against inferior donuts, Donut Snob is only consumed by the utmost highest of brows in todayâ€™s society. Be bold, be pretentious and spoil yourself if you feel so inclined. Use the QR code below to get your fix.
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T A K E M E T O paris
PHOTOGRAPHER | ALEXANDRE LOUCANO
olivia Holt PHOTOGRAPHER | MALLORY FONNER ASSISTANT | CRISTIAN DIAZ STYLIST | MAKENZIE MCBRIDE MAKEUP | LANDYN HARRISON HAIR | BRADLEY LEAKE VISUALS | GILBERT SOSA
You’re an actress first, musician second — what inspired the transfer between the two arts? How do you balance both creative endeavors at the same time? OH: Music was actually my first love. Singing and performing was engraved in my bones ever since I was little. I started theater in my hometown and equally fell in love with acting. Both arts have turned into insane passions of mine and to partake in both is definitely difficult, but a challenge I was always ready to take on. They're my creative outlets and I'm learning how to not be afraid of letting go, staying curious, traveling and learning about other cultures – all in which has made me a better performer and individual.
Your newest project is Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger, a Marvel TV show in which you play superhero Tandy Bowen aka “Dagger”. How did you prepare for this darker and more mature role? OH: I knew very little about these characters and their story going into this. But, once we started diving in, there was no going back. Tandy was a hard character to understand, let alone empathize with, in order to play her. She's a dark creature with so many layers and dimensions. You can imagine the pressure of playing a Marvel superhero too. The comic has been around for decades, so to bring a character to life that has only been seen in a book for so long took a lot of work. But I'm very confident we found the rhythm of Tandy and who she is. She's still a challenge for me, but I can handle her.
You came to Los Angeles at the age of 13 with your family. Were they always supportive of you and your passion in acting? OH: They've always been supportive of me in anything I wanted to do. I've made up my mind 100 times in deciding what career path I'd like to have and my family has sacrificed so much in order for me to live my best life. It wasn't all that easy moving to another state and transitioning into a whole new life. So I feel very lucky and I’m forever thankful. Since most of your childhood was being filmed, did you get to have any traditional schooling experience? OH: My family and I made the official move to Los Angeles when I was about to start high school. Most of my high school experience was homeschooled. However, I was able to go to a couple proms, walk with my cap and gown and accept my diploma when I graduated. Even though I didn't get to traditionally experience high school or graduate with all of my hometown friends, I was still able to attend prom with them. That is hands down one of my favorite memories to this day.
Your new song “Wrong Move” with R3hab and Thrdlife has taken the internet and various music streaming sources by storm. How did this collaboration come about? OH: R3hab and Thrdlife reached out to me with this track and I instantly fell in love with it. I connected to it on so many levels and had to be apart of the collaboration. I'm also a huge fan of these guys so it was a win-win for me.
This new song appears to be about running back to an ex and how itâ€™s the wrong move to do so, does this apply to your current reality? OH: Maybe not so current anymore, I'm working on it!
(haha). The beauty of music and lyrics is that it can take
you back to any moment or feeling almost immediately. This song does that for me, it did when I first heard it and has every time since.
How do your creative processes differ between acting and music? Does one feel more vulnerable than the other? OH: Absolutely. Music has always been the more
vulnerable outlet for me. It's taken me a solid amount of time to accept the idea of being open and sharing
my thoughts and feelings. Some people are just an
open book, whereas for me it's taken me time to get there. I love relating with people though and can now do that through my music. Even in acting I find myself
relating to the character somehow, pulling from real life experiences and substituting them in scenes. Acting feels more like stepping into somebody else's
shoes whereas music is so personal and authentic to who I am.
GAGE GOMEZ PHOTOGRAPHER | BRIAN JAMIE
joey hill PHOTOGRAPHER | DREW CASTANEDA
You grew up in Canyon Country and worked in a retirement home before you got into tattooing. What inspired you to drop your job and pick up the needle? JH: That was a pretty tough time for me. Back then, I was working with elderly people for low pay and living with my mother’s friend. Going to the tattoo shop was my escape and the only thing that made me feel like I was working towards a goal. I’d always stop by to paint and draw with all the guys at the shop — they were my idols! They were making money doing what they loved and having a great time doing it! So, when they offered me a job/apprenticeship, there was no question. I dropped my job and worked towards a bigger goal!
hard for me. The major thing I feared was messing up on my friends. The first tattoo I ever did was on myself and I was excited and nervous all at the same time. The guys teaching me were standing around me in a circle (most nerve wracking thing ever)! After I had done about 40 tattoos, over the span of a year, and put a portfolio together, I got out of Canyon Country and moved to SF to really begin tattooing.
Most tattoo artists who work in a shop undergo the ritual known as an “apprenticeship” for training, tell us a little bit about your experience with this tradition. JH: My apprenticeship is something I am grateful for now, but back then it was very hard. At first, I made 20 dollars a day but even that didn’t last. The government and friends helped me get by (haha)! About six months into my apprenticeship, my car had broken down and I was beyond desperate. Super bummed, I walked through the parking lot of my tattoo shop and stumbled across a Louis Vuitton purse with 3,000 dollars in it. I would have returned the purse but there was no ID, so I used the money to buy my first pair of Paco Rollins tattoo machines and power supply! The hours were long and most weeks I’d work every day from 12-8. I was so excited to learn about tattooing and the tradition! I soaked up the history like a sponge but the craft itself was very
If a tragic accident happened and you could no
five rounds, to three rounds and finally to single
what would you do professionally?
typical tattoo style. I won’t go into detail but it’s
longer use your hands to effectively give tattoos, JH: That’s a tough question. Most of my life I have
done physical labor and have always needed my hands, whether it be drawing, cleaning boats or
needle. The single needle is a lot harder than your more technical and requires an extremely steady hand.
helping elderly people. If my hands broke though, I’d
go back to school and figure out a way to help my community while getting paid for it.
From the looks of your Instagram, you specialize in
thin lined single needle tattoos – How did you choose your style and do you find this particular style easier or harder?
JH: In 2013, I was apprenticing and trying to figure
out my tattooing style. My coworker showed me a
In our conversation you mentioned that you’ve had numerous nightmares about tattooing, can you recall one for the readers?
JH: Yes, I have had a few! I used to have a recurring
nightmare of doing a tattoo on someone’s back when all of the sudden I’d lose control of the tattoo
machine and tattoo outside of the stencil! Luckily, once I got comfortable and confident with what I was doing the nightmare stopped (haha).
Facebook link of ten tattoo artists you need to get
work done by – Dr. Woo being one of them! I was mind blown by his single needle style. I remember
going home and looking at his work for hours! I was inspired and knew it was the way I wanted to tattoo!
The hard thing was none of the guys I worked with
used any needle grouping smaller than eight round — claiming it was impossible to do a tattoo like that!
It wasn’t until I moved to San Francisco that I began
working my way down the needle groupings from
What is your favorite aspect about your craft and how does it fulfill you as an individual?
JH: My favorite aspect of my craft is the gratification
that comes from it and being appreciated for what I
have created. It hasn’t been an easy journey, but to have overcome all the hardship and to be able to do what I love makes it all worth it! Also, getting to
meet all different types of people and hearing their stories is always inspiring!
taylor bryant PHOTOGRAPHER | DREW CASTANEDA
Cheeno Grey A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT BY OLIVIA GABAREE AND ZANAH MARIE
BRETMAN ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER | MALLORY FONNER LIGHTING | CRISTIAN DIAZ MAKEUP | LANDYN HARRISON STYLIST | KATIE QIAN HAIR | BRADLEY LEAKE & MAURA HERMAN VISUALS | GILBERT SOSA
You currently have 11 million followers on
Instagram and over five million subscribers on Youtube, did you always know that you were going to be as big as you are now?
BR: 11.6 million. Please don’t ever come at me like that again. If you’re going to come at me, come at
me correct. Nonetheless, I’ve always known I was a star. That’s what I tell people, but I never knew that
I was going to be a star through the Internet – you
know what I mean? Everyone would tell me I was such a character and that I should do acting because I was so over the top. So yes, as a matter
of fact, I always knew I would be that bitch. I’m not just any star though, I’m a shooting star. Make a wish, bitch.
What were you doing before you became
"finding true love for yourself is the best primer."
Bretman Rock, beauty guru?
BR: The question should be, “what wasn’t I doing?” Girl, I was doing just about everything it
took to get money. I was selling rabbits, covering people’s hickeys, plucking people’s brows –
anything to make a dollar. I’ve always been a working girl.
What do you do to utilize the platform you’ve obtained for the betterment of the world?
BR: Well I’ve always told everyone that I’m going to change the world. With the platform that I do have, plus the social platforms, I am
able to reach a huge audience and inspire individuals to find themselves. Especially
since I am so comfortable being myself, I think bitches find that inspiring.
You’re obviously very famous, especially
within the makeup community. What does your family think about all the attention that you receive?
BR: My mom truly has no idea what I do or how powerful social media is. She just thinks I
have a lot of friends who ask me for pictures. The rest of my family, including my sister and
my cousins are kind of the reason why I started all of this in the first place. They
would always tell me how entertaining and random I was.
What would you say is the biggest misconception about being a makeup savant/Youtube extraordinaire?
BR: That I’m always wearing makeup. I love
makeup as much as the next person, but I
don’t wear makeup every day. I don’t need makeup, makeup needs me.
You’ve already achieved a lot at the young age of 20, including being featured on Forbes 30 under 30. What do you still hope to accomplish with your career? BR: I want to change the world. Period.
What do you love most about doing what you do?
BR: I know it’s so cliché to say, but I never really
started doing any of this to have money. It’s not even
the money I’m doing this for – everyone around me knows that. I think what I’m really doing this for is myself. As much as I love my fans and my supporters, I truly started all of this so that I could document the dumb things I do and say. I think it’s really cool that
I’ve been able to grow up on social media and look back to see how much I changed the world by just being me. As much as I love to make people happy, I
make the videos for my own happiness – I think that’s most important!
You have so much advice to give about beauty, what would you say is the most important lesson to learn?
BR: Beauty starts from within. Finding true love for yourself is the best primer.
beautiful ful ..
PHOTOGRAPHER | TONY CAMARO INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER | ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ
Beautiful Fül was established in 2013 by you (Alejandro) and your partner Tomasa. What are each of your roles within the company? AR: We’re a small company so we both wear a lot of hats, but I take care of everything that has to do with the clothes – design, sourcing, production, concepts, and direction. Tomasa handles the language, communication of the brand and how to tell the story. Did either one of you guys have any business experience before this, or is it something you have learned over the years? AR: Definitely not any traditional or professional experience. I started a business when I was 16, painting shoes for tons of artists, celebrities, and sneaker boutiques. When I did all that, it taught me about business, but still, I wasn’t paying too much attention (I was 16). Tomasa went to art school and then worked for a women’s fashion company for awhile. I’m pretty sure that's the most business experience either of us had. Can you give us a little bit of background on the concept behind the brand? AR: I always knew I wanted to design and have a brand, but to be honest I never really knew what went into it. I was pretty young, Instagram didn’t exist, and I didn’t even know there needed to be a concept. I just believed if you made cool enough shit, people would buy it. I had absolutely no clue about the industry and was re-reading “The Great Gatsby” at the time. There was a line that went something like, “When my child grows up, I want them to be a beautiful little fool, because it’s the easiest way to grow up.” I felt like that fit me perfectly. I was naive and anxious to jump in foolishly and just start. If I knew then what I know now, I probably would have been too scared to ever start my own brand but I guess it all worked out. During our conversation you mentioned that you are currently contemplating a rebrand of the company, what sparked the desire to change things up? AR: Previously mentioned, I was pretty young when the idea of Beautiful Fül sparked in my head. After I decided on the name I started designing. Not to take away from anything I did or some of the “trends” I helped start in LA, but for awhile I felt like I was designing for the sake of designing. In these new times I think it’s cool for a company/brand owner to be transparent with their following and grow with them. I’m not going to stay the same forever, I’m not going to like the same things forever and I want the things I make to be a representation of who I am and what I like. When i first started designing, I would think that not having some definite “identity” or story was my weakness. Growing up you were either a skater, punk, gangster, jock, surfer, or into hip hop, (etc.) and a lot of designers base their whole brand identity off of it. I kind of just meshed with everyone but never identified with any of that. Now I think that’s my biggest strength. I’m able to collect all the different beautiful memories and turn them into a collective vision that is mine instead of trying to fit myself into another story. In a sentence, the idea to rebrand came from my taste level maturing, becoming more confident in who I am and in the work that I want to put out into the world.
"When my child grows up, I want them to be a beautiful little fool, because it’s the easiest way to grow up."
A lot of designers choose to make pieces based off of what they would like to wear, do you follow this model? What sort of influences inspire your designs/pieces? AR: That’s actually the model I’m getting back to. I’m really inspired by vintage pieces. Usually military and workwear, but really any other kind of American subculture. I grew up around it and it always seemed so cool to me. I like to take some of those ideas, fabrics, colors, or silhouettes and reimagine them for today. I definitely don’t want to look like I’m a coal worker from the 30’s but I think all those clothes are the soul of menswear today. Modern Americana through a luxury lens. You’re about to drop your new line for spring in April, what is the vibe for this new collection? AR: This collection has a really cool vibe to it. To me it seems like walking into the closet of an old painter. There’s a mix of old work wear jackets made from Japanese denim and distressed by hand, painters pants that have been painted by artists in Boyle Heights and “Hawaiian” inspired shirts made from prints I created. Everything has been washed down and treated by hand as if you’ve owned it for years. Like I said earlier, I’m not trying to have guys look like starving artists or anything so everything is made from top notch fabrics, made in LA, worked on by hand, but most importantly super stylish. 70
kush banda PHOTOGRAPHER | DANIEL NGUYEN AGENCY | VISION LA
singer. writer. producer.
Who are some of your musical inspirations? K: I think my musical inspirations are deeply subconscious and I’ll never be able to name or credit all of those who have influenced me. I never thought of wanting to sound like anyone, I just created my own music since day one. My first project I ever did, M.A.M.O.S., is super diverse yet so distinctive. People would tell me that all the time and it’s what I’ve always been really proud of. Up until this point you have only released singles and a mixtape, when do you plan to release an official EP? K: M.A.M.O.S. (Me And My Other Selves) was the mixtape that kick started my musical journey. I’ve recorded a couple projects in the past two years, but due to label/management issues all of this has been put on hold for a while. It’s cool though, I’m working on the next release and meanwhile writing/producing for other artists, which is dope. How would you describe your music in one word? K: #waveflow What sort of challenges do you face as a creative? How do you overcome those obstacles? K: I believe mental challenges are the only things getting in one’s way. Working on my mindset and on myself helps me get back on track after beating myself up for things I can’t really control. PHOTOGRAPHER | MAX BRUCKER
When do you feel the most creative? K: When I feel free. Do you have any rituals you partake in before you start creating music? K: I need a calm mind. There’s really no specific thing I do, but somehow I’ll want to find a way to reset my brain. I’m shocked anytime I’m in the studio with other people who try to get inspired by listening to music/other artists. I don’t think that’s the way to be honest. The most amazing stuff I make happens in a way I can never really comprehend. It’s almost like I can’t really take credit for it because I don’t even know how I did it. You’re just like what the fuck…but it’s beautiful. It’s God’s creative pulse itself. Other than that, my surroundings have to be tidy and clean or it’s not gonna be comfy.
VICTORIA CAIN PHOTOGRAPHER | MINH PHAM
gavin HALEY PHOTOGRAPHER | FRANCES HALEY
First and foremost, how did you get into singing/ songwriting? GH: To be honest, singing wasn’t always something I saw myself doing, I just really enjoyed how it felt. It was probably god-awful at the time, but I just loved to have fun whether I was singing in the car, the shower or along to musicals. When I was 12, I sang with the choir at my church and that’s when things shifted for me. I started playing guitar and teaching myself the basics. Athletics took over most of my teenage years and writing came later, but the passion kept growing until I made the decision to pursue it full-time at the age of 19. You wrote over 300 songs in 2017, would you say that the discipline and drive developed from being a professional cyclist has bled over into your music career? GH: It feels like I’ve gone back and forth with this decision in my head a thousand times. Cycling was my world growing up and took me all over. Being able to race at that level was a blessing I'll never forget to appreciate. Things went exactly how I envisioned them, but when I was 19, the passion for music was something I couldn’t ignore. I got to a place where I knew if I didn’t take the chance to follow this path, I’d regret it for the rest of my life. There were some other factors involved with it also – my health being a major one. Competing at the level I was at long term isn’t something I consider to be good for the body. Music was the door that allowed me a very necessary but hard reset. It was time to continue the beautiful journey of life. You’re currently working on your debut solo project and releasing a single due in April. Anything you can share about the project(s)? GH: I’m so ready to share this work with everyone, it feels so good! I worked with people on this project that I look up to as artists and human beings alike –
"Music was the door that
allowed me a very necessary but hard reset. It was time to continue the beautiful journey of life."
souls that I love. A lot of genuine energy went into this project and you can feel that in the music. I believe people will find comfort in these songs. What is the story behind the “I AM” tattoo you have on your back? GH: I believe we are all here for a reason. We are creation and an extension of whatever higher power you choose to believe in. From a young age I realized you can speak things into existence, learning more every moment. This is all universal law – I AM. If you could choose any one modern musician to work with today, who would it be and why? GH: There are so many, but it’s got to be Frank Ocean. He’s channeling everything. There is no gap between the physical and other side for him. For many, I’m sure this can come off as strange/confusing, but music for me is tapping into the source of everything and he does that better than anyone I’ve heard. It feels effortless from him.
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