Let's talk about the humble beginning. The regular person who bit and tore and fought to get where they are - and never lost sight of the end goal. This issue is about those people. Individuals who decided to take their art and make a living o f of it. NUDE Magazine grew from one simple notion - there's more than meets the eye. I want to see all of it, and I want to show it to you. So be inspired and never give up. A ter all, who doesn't love reading NUDE?
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Cover photo Lil Debbie Photographer Hennessy Vandheur Stylist Janna Rae MUAH Bridget O'Donnell Clothing Janna Rae/Rae4fashion
Photographer Logan Cole Stylist Benjamin Holtrop Stylist Assistant Steven Arellanes Model Makayla London Clothing Vivian Chan
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NUDE: What’s the one thing you can’t live without? Hannah: Coconut oil and Pink Lady apples. NUDE: Tell us something not everyone knows about you. Hannah: Up until I was about 10, I was a ﬁgure skater who got competitive enough to start training so I could eventually go to the Olympics. My dad laid out a plan to move to California from Tacoma, Washington, get a personal trainer, a professional coach, a choreographer, and a tutor so I could focus on skating. It was a huge decision at 10, and I ended up deciding I just wanted to quit and be a kid. It's probably the only thing in my life that I regret. NUDE: What three words best describe your photography? Hannah: Bewitching, engaging, energizing. NUDE: What’s your dream photography job? Hannah: Either to shoot for Vogue, or to shoot for Iris van Herpen. She’s one of my favorite fashion designers. NUDE: If you could work with one photographer (living or dead), who would it be? Hannah: I’m a big fan of Harley Weir’s work - she has such a strong voice throughout her photos. NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what would it be? Hannah: My photography. 8
Stylist Ava Jones MUAH Damaris Santana Model Alina Aliluykina Vest: Ecote Jumpsuit: Stylist’s own Shirt: Stylist’s own
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NUDE: How would you describe the world of modeling to someone who didn’t know what it was? Mathew: Modeling isn't all glamorous like it is made out to be. Yes, there are moments of excitement when you book a big job or work with someone you've always wanted to work with, but there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that goes unnoticed. To be in the industry, you have to be very grateful because not a lot of people get to do what you do. NUDE: Is modeling something you always wanted to pursue? Mathew: I never considered pursuing modeling until a model I knew in college purchased her own car and I thought "Man, I need a car too! Let me see if I can do this." NUDE: Describe your dream modeling job. Mathew: A Givenchy campaign would be my dream job! I respect Ricardo Tisci and his vision so much. NUDE: Are you pursuing other things besides modeling? Mathew: Actually I have a full plate; besides modeling I am pursuing acting and also trying to start my own swimwear brand for women. Work, work, work, work!! NUDE: What’s the most important thing in your life? Mathew: God and my family. NUDE: When was the last time you felt nervous? Mathew: The other day I was told by my agents at Soul that I needed to send them photos and videos of myself in underwear for a Givenchy casting - as soon as possible. I just moved to California (mind you), so making a family member take these photos and videos made me a little nervous and on edge, but it all worked out for the best. NUDE: What’s the best thing about you? Mathew: I'm very loving, I want the best for people and I never want to hurt or step on anyone's toes the wrong way. I truly am grateful for everything in life! NUDE: What is worth ﬁghting for? Mathew: Your identity in this world. I'm deﬁnitely not trying to be another model clone. Fight for your identity and leave your mark.
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NUDE: Explain yourself in three words. Makayla: Imaginative. Animated. Ethereal. NUDE: Is modeling something you've always wanted to pursue? Makayla: It has always been in the back of my head, on the radar, but I never fully allowed myself to go for it until March of this year. NUDE: What’s something not everyone knows about you? Makayla: I can actually impersonate a Boston accent very well. I nicknamed her “Sheryl.” NUDE: What do you feel are the downsides of the modeling industry? Makayla: I notice a lot of girls feel like they need to have sexy attributes to be taken seriously as a model, and that’s not true at all. Body image standards are so played. NUDE: Who do you look to for style advice? Makayla: I ﬁnd myself replicating looks from Aaliyah, Rihanna, Le t Eye, Lil Kim, and Gwen Stefani. NUDE: Who's someone you would like to work with in the industry, and why? Makayla: Puma, deﬁnitely. I feel like they’re making huge, remarkable strides in their women-based campaigns. NUDE: Who has been the biggest inspiration in your life? Makayla: My parents, of course, inspire me the most. Also, my boyfriend is one of my biggest supporters - he pushes me to go out of my comfort zone. NUDE: What's worth ﬁghting for? Makayla: Your dreams. Sounds so cliche, but ﬁghting for your dreams is worth every ounce of blood, sweat and tears.
Photographer Logan Cole Stylist Benjamin Holtrop Stylist Assistant Steven Arellanes All Clothing Vivian Chan
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NUDE: Let’s get this out of the way...explain the name “so test hard." So test: So test Hard explains my personality and music. I'm sweet and have a so t side but I'm all around not to be messed with. As for music, I incorporate synthesizing chill melodies and I always have a hard bass to make your speakers bleed. NUDE: Tell us three things not everyone knows about you. So test: I was born in a little city called Burlington in Vermont, I have an OCD where I need all doors to be closed, and I played lacrosse throughout high school. NUDE: What’s the vibe you want people to feel when they hear your music? So test: I make feel-good music. I want people to listen to a song or a mix and feel the same emotions I felt while making them. I like knowing people can relate and I could possibly help make them happier just through music. NUDE: Did you always want to pursue a career in music? So test: Pursuing a career in music happened naturally. I wanted to become a veterinarian, or work with animals, but music has always been my outlet - something I did and worked on every minute that I had free. I am glad I put all that time and work in, because being a fulltime DJ and making music for a living is everything I ever wanted. NUDE: What’s the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while on stage? So test: I accidentally pushed the wrong thing, it stopped and restarted the song completely...I had to play it o f like I meant to do it. Lesson learned - BE MORE CAREFUL. NUDE: You get to tour with anyone in the world (living or dead), who would it be? So test: I would love to do a tour with my buddy Skrillex. I love the people who come out to the OWSLA shows. The vibes are exactly what I aim for. People love to dance and they are carefree, not just standing around trying to look cool. Plus, I've had my share of hanging with Skrillex before and a ter shows and it's all just an amazing movie. Maybe one day.
NUDE: If you wanted your fans to know you by only one thing, what would it be? So test: I call myself Panda already and it kind of stuck with me. I've received many Panda gi ts from fans too - it's sweet.
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"Ich heisse Daniel" NUDE: What three words best describe your photography? Kevin: Pure. Honest. Beautiful. NUDE: What's your dream photography job? Kevin: I want to shoot the Zara campaign, pure and simple. NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what would it be? Kevin: Love. The way I love people. I always want to operate out of the present. People will forget the campaigns you book, they'll eventually forget the editorials you shot, but they'll never forget how you made them feel. I want people to know me by my love.
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Bossy. Independent. Woman. NUDE: First o f, when did your love for music begin? LD: I am an Aquarius, so music has ALWAYS helped/altered my mood and what's going on with my day. It's a blessing and a curse!! NUDE: How’d you come up with the name Lil Debbie? LD: Lil Debbie was established when Kreayshawn ﬁrst came out with "Gucci Gucci." I was DJing and we tried every nickname and stage name under the sun. This was also during the time Waka Flocka came out with "Salute Me or Shoot Me 3" and he dropped the song "Lil Debbie" for his mama. WE WERE OBSESSED with Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka, so it kind of worked out perfectly - it just stuck with me. It was super natural, it was like it ﬁt my whole life, I just hadn't found it yet.
Photographer Hennessy Vandheur Stylist Janna Rae MUAH Bridget O'Donnell Clothing Janna Rae/Rae4fashion Jewelry Liz Law Jewelry
NUDE: What was your ﬁrst project as a solo artist? LD: "Ratchets," I believe. It was a pivotal point in my career because I could've stopped what I was doing and fell o f or I could've gone harder. So I did, I went hard. I did shit that female rappers hadn't done and hadn't seen. To this day I'm still creating and paving the way for other artists - style wise and sound wise. I'm forever progressing. Every project I drop I get better and better - I'm like a ﬁne aged wine. NUDE: Where do your inspirations for your music come from? LD: My music inspiration is mostly from the Bay, but I am very
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show on "Breals" YouTube channel. I've been doing brand takeovers on my Snapchat and Periscope, which I think is super cool because I haven't seen a lot of artists do this. I basically interview, go look at other strong females' businesses and how they operate, then I let my fans watch and ask questions about owning, starting and keeping a business. I'm forever creating new things.
NUDE: Has being in the hip hop industry in luenced your style? LD: Being in the hip hop industry has in luenced a lot of things. I think it has shown me that you can make hip hop music but not take part in every rapper thing that goes on. I'm very much to myself and being exclusive. I don't think people realize how important it is to not be in everyone's face.
in luenced by the sounds around me. I'm not one of those stuck-up artists that's like "I ONLY LISTEN TO MY OWN MUSIC, I DON'T WANT ANY OUTSIDE INFLUENCES." I think that's bullshit. People are constantly creating and being in luenced by their peers. NUDE: How do you keep so true to your style and yourself throughout this business? LD: The only way to keep true to your own style is to be an asshole. You have to force your style onto other people (Haha). No, but really, I'm in my early 20's and my style is forever progressing. I'm very into the grunge/chic/ homeless look - as long as I'm comfy and sexy it's all good.
NUDE: What are some special projects you're working on that you can give us a little sneak peek about? LD: I'm working on two new books. I just ďŹ nished my album. I've been shooting a lot. I'm working on creating a
NUDE: Weâ€™ve heard you do fashion designing as well as music and modeling. How do you manage to balance the three? LD: It's easy; you have to be good at time management, and everything I do I truly want and believe in. When you believe in it, you don't care what time or how long it takes to do it, you just get it done. NUDE: If you wanted your fans to know you by only one thing, what would it be? LD: Without you there is no me, so for you I am forever thankful. I am thankful for people watching my growth and truly believing in me because it's not easy being a female underdog in this industry or being able to make it and have a true in luence. I just love all my fans so much because it's true WITHOUT THEM THERE WOULD BE NO ME.
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NUDE: What’s the one thing you can’t live without? Brandon: One thing I can't live without is my friends and family. My friends and family are my support group. They are the people that keep me in check when I'm acting like a little shit, but they're also the people that pull the gold out in me and make the impossible feel not so impossible. NUDE: Tell us something not everyone knows about you. Brandon: Hmmm, probably that I am a musician as well as a photographer. I play bass, drums and guitar. Bass is my strongest instrument, drums next and guitar last. NUDE: What three words best describe your photography? Brandon: Raw, minimal, moody. NUDE: What’s your dream photography job? Brandon: Hmmm...my dream photography job would be working for Levi's or Nike. NUDE: If you could work with one photographer (living or dead), who would it be? Brandon: I'm not really sure how to answer because I never was inspired to shoot by photographers from the past or present - it just fell into my lap. But there are a few photographers I see on Instagram that I'm blown away with, one of them being Brydie Mack (australis @wolfcubwolfcub), so probably her. NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what would it be? Brandon: That I always strived to be better than I was the day before, in all aspects; photography, relationships and being a better human. 48
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NUDE: What’s the one thing you can’t live without? Rye: Alone time. I need at least two hours a day where I can relax or work on my line without anyone around. That's a minimum. If I don't get that I get really short-tempered and cranky. Other than that I'd say co fee, white wine, and my phone. NUDE: Tell us something not everyone knows about you. Rye: I work on EBM - Every Blue Moon - Wale's creative team. I love everything about it. Wale is super passionate about us and gives me such a powerful platform to express myself with. He is a huge inspiration of mine. I have never met someone so accepting and motivated. I don't want to give too much away because we all have big plans for this year, but EBM as a whole is going to change the creative industry on all fronts. I know it will. It's already an active movement but there is so much more in store. I'm super thankful to be a part of the team. NUDE: What three words best describe your designs? Rye: Not for everyone. NUDE: What’s your dream for your clothing company? Rye: My answer to this question is constantly changing because I am at such an early stage in my career, but I am super proud of what I have already accomplished. I need to keep following the same path I've started. Hopefully it will lead me to greatness. Being a designer is the only thing I'll ever want to be. My dream is for that to be possible. NUDE: If you could work with one designer (living or dead), who would it be? Rye: This is a really hard question. I'd say Eames or Coco Chanel. They're both dead though, so that will forever be a fantasy. Out of every designer that's still alive, I'd most like to work with Yuichi Kuroda from Number (N)ine. It would be a graphically inspired womenswear line. I'd create the silhouette for each piece, and he would do the graphics. I love his work. I think we could do something amazing together.
NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what would it be? Rye: I want to be known as the kid who made his crazy dreams into a reality, and stopped at nothing to get what he wanted. I also want to be known for loving and caring about everyone who supports me. Without you guys I would be nowhere.
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Photographed and directed by Tyler Mitchell Models Miranda Cerney and Skylar Romo
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NUDE: Is acting something you always wanted to pursue? Michael: I've always been inclined to create and perform. I started with singing, and acting presented itself later as a way to tell stories. I now look at them as symbiotic and I can't separate them. NUDE: What’s something not everyone knows about you? Michael: They might not know that I come from an artistic family and I prefer not to limit myself to one creative medium. I have always used art as a way to speak my mind and express my inner world. NUDE: We heard you also have an EP out and there is more to come. Can you tell us about that? Michael: I've created a concept album that will be released in three "phases" as a way to experience the journey of my personal evolution through music. It begins with rambunctious youth and potentially dangerous behavior in Regeneration: Phase I (available now). It ends with complete enlightenment and "Clarity" in Regeneration: Phase III. Each track has a di ferent vibe, sound and narrative to document the changes in the continuum of the human experience. NUDE: Do you ever watch shows or movies that you’re in? Michael: I do, but only in the beginning, when the project is ﬁrst released. I don't ﬁnd myself re-watching past projects very o ten. This industry is constantly reminding us to think about "what's next?" I can't help but be focused on that. NUDE: How do you prepare for the role of a character? Michael: While learning and memorizing lines is essential to playing any character, I have found it most e fective to convince the viewer by embodying certain authentic qualities the character would possess and working within that mindset. I used to get upset about saying a line incorrectly, but then realized no casting agent is looking for a "memorizer" or a “reciter." They want to believe you are the person you're pretending to be. I'd like to believe I've done that.
NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what would it be? Michael: That I was an artist, that I existed and my compulsion to create changed the world in some way.
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NUDE: What's one thing you can't live without? Cara: The sky...and my family and friends of course. Dogs included. NUDE: Tell us something not everyone knows about you. Cara: Fear keeps me from doing things I should have accomplished already. I feel stuck. NUDE: What three words best describe your photography? Cara: Haunting, peaceful, and moody. Sometimes dark. NUDE: What's your dream photography job? Cara: To have certain bodies of work at well-known galleries around the world or in printed magazines - I like things that are tangible. NUDE: If you could work with one photographer (living or dead), who would it be? Cara: Todd Hido or Francesca Woodman. Both of their bodies of work give me the chills, in a good way! NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what would it be? Cara: As a person, that I have a big heart. As for my work, as long as it evokes some kind of feeling, then I'm doing something right.
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