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Let's talk about the humble beginning. The regular person who bit, 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 off 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. After all, who doesn't love reading NUDE?

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Interviews edited by Jan Burton

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Model Lyzy Adler @ LA Models Photographer Ty French Stylist Joel Christian MUAH Bridget O'Donnell

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When you hear the word “tattoo,” many things come to mind, from rebelling against the norm to "the thing you do" when you turn 18. How about something you really have to plan out, because you might regret it? Or, you may see it as an art form, a way to express your inner being - a way to, quite literally, wear your heart on your sleeve. Tattoos have always been societal. Indigenous peoples, from places like the Pacific Islands and New Zealand would carve into their lesh with sharpened rocks and fill it with soot or natural dyes. These markings meant a number of things: identifying heritage or family lineage, signifying a victory, or even symbolizing di ferent strengths. By the time the 20th century rolled around, tattoos also became symbols of rebellion and subcultures. Tattoos came to mark individuals as a biker or gang member and, not so di ferently than before, they connected people to a certain group. During the hippie movement of the 1960s, although still seen as “deviant," tattoos became more mainstream because they were publicly displayed by celebrities. (Even Barbie dolls came with butter ly tattoos!) Today, tattoos can be anything from simply aesthetically pleasing to the commemoration of an event. Tattoo culture has been, and always will be, evolving. People still pay homage to their culture in traditional ways, while at the same time tattooing a smiley face on a friend on a whim is not uncommon. However, when you really dig deep, tattoos are a social tool, whether it be a bonding experience, or even a way to feel closer to your identity.

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For an artist’s perspective, I asked stick-and-poke artist, Avery Osajima (@kiyoosa), how she transitioned from traditional art into the medium of tattooing. Getting her start by tattooing a friend in college as a parting gi t, she now believes tattooing is an art form - “Such an act of trust and vulnerability. It’s intimate and connected, more so than drawing or painting on your own”. Think about it, you usually bring those you care for most to be with you when you get your first tattoo. Some people get matching tattoos to further solidify a relationship. Even having someone design a tattoo for you is an intimate experience because that image will be with you forever. In the future, who knows what the trends will be? But, the way you want to express your identity will always be personal to you.

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NUDE: Where did you grow up? Dylan: I grew up in a small town in France, not far from Paris. Right a ter high school, I decided to move to Los Angeles to make my dream of becoming a fashion photographer and filmmaker come true.

beautiful and original through makeup, hair, styling, poses, and photographs - we all have creative minds.

NUDE: What inspired you to start a career in photography? Dylan: I think I have always been inspired and intrigued by art in general, with an emphasis on photography and filmmaking, I just didn’t know I could make a career out of it. I came to the realization that this is what I want to do every day for the rest of my life. I had no idea being an artist was something real because I came from a small town in France, so I was surprised to see so many artists. I feel surrounded by so much art - it inspires me to create and do my own.

NUDE: Who's your style icon? Dylan: Really love Kanye West’s style. He has a modern vision of fashion and his personal style as well as his collections are all totally what I like.

NUDE: What do you love most about it? Dylan: I love being able to tell a story, and convey emotions through just a few photos. I love more than anything to put a team together to work on a particular project. I enjoy combining them to make something

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NUDE: Describe your style in three words. Dylan: New, edgy and unique.

NUDE: If you could meet any person in the world, who would it be? Dylan: That’s a tough question. There are many people I would like to meet and work with. I would say the ultimate one would be Steven Klein, he's an amazing fashion photographer that I really look up to. I love his style, and learn so much from his work. I feel like there is an entire story behind just one photo, and the darkness of his work is so original and beautiful. I would love to meet and chat with him about everything.


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NUDE: Where did you grow up? Lyzy: I'm a California girl. I was born in Newport Beach and grew up in San Clemente. I love my home town. NUDE: Tell us about yourself. How did you get into modeling? Lyzy: When I was younger I loved watching America's Next Top Model with my friends. My mom used to model, so growing up I liked to look through her photos. When I turned 13, my mom sent photos of me to a modeling agency. They called us and I signed with them a couple days later! It was a dream come true.

now my closest friends) and traveled to the coolest places through modeling. I also love how outgoing it has made me. Before I started modeling, I was extremely shy.

I immediately started going to castings, booking jobs and trying to juggle school all at the same time. I eventually had to homeschool. I loved modeling and knew that it was what I wanted to pursue as a full-time career. So, I graduated high school a year early to do just that. I love my job and feel so lucky that I get to do what I love every day!

NUDE: If you could meet any person in the world, who would it be? Lyzy: Honestly, I just kinda want to be Taylor Swi t's best friend.

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NUDE: In ďŹ ve words, describe your style. Lyzy: All black to loral dresses. NUDE: Who is your style icon? Lyzy: It wouldn't be fair to name just one designer or celebrity I admire - there are so many. Right now I'm obsessed with stylist Monica Rose (@monicarosestyle). I love every outďŹ t she puts together. She has amazing taste.

NUDE: What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment in your career so far? Lyzy: There are many jobs that I'm so honored to have been chosen for - I couldn't choose just one. I think it would have to be that I get to wake up every morning and do what I absolutely love to do.


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NUDE: Where did you grow up?

Emily: I grew up in Long Beach, CA. My best friends lived next door! Long Beach will always be home to me.

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Emily: My soundtrack changes all the time.

Right now it's a mix of music: David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Weeknd, Rihanna, and Banks.

NUDE: What inspired you to start a career in photography?

Emily: My grandma. I wanted a permanent record of her beauty.

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Emily: The ability to capture a moment in time and keep it forever.

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NUDE: If you could meet any person in the world, who would it be? Emily: President Obama.

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NUDE: Where did you grow up? Chris: A very small town called Hillsboro in St.Louis, Missouri. NUDE: What's your personal soundtrack? Chris: Hip-Hop. NUDE: What inspired you to start a career in modeling? Chris: A photographer messaged me and I thought I had no interest in it. Then we shot, and I loved the images! The images were released, then my mother and I lew out to LA (for the ďŹ rst time ever) to sign.

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NUDE: What do you love most about it? Chris: Meeting new people is what I love most about modeling. Also, being able to travel the world doing something I love is a blessing. NUDE: Describe your style in three words. Chris: Clean, unique, trendy. NUDE: Who's your style icon? Chris: I wouldn't say I have a style icon...I feel like you can set the tone o f of what you're wearing - really

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NUDE: Where did you grow up? Nora: Boulder, Colorado. NUDE: What's your personal soundtrack? Nora: My personal soundtrack is all over the place...I grew up a dancer, so I love music that makes me want to move. I like to start the day o f with J. Cole or Kanye, with a smooth transition into the Gorillaz, mellow out to some Nick Leng and then get weird at night with a long session of Gaiser. At least that's how it has been going lately - haha! NUDE: What inspired you to start a career in modeling? Nora: That's actually a funny story most people don't expect to hear. When I was 17 and applying for colleges, my dad and oldest brother brought up modeling to me, which I completely disregarded because I didn't really believe it was something I could do, nor did I hold myself with very much confidence. 68

So, my dad decided to reach out to a modeling agency (without me knowing), which I was so humiliated by, until they got back to us about meeting. I don't know how he did it, but finally my dad convinced me to go hear what they had to say, and from there I kind of had a career path unfold in front of me - which was really exciting! NUDE: What do you love most about it? Nora: It has been a huge learning experience for me, which is what I really love about it, and because of that it has also been extremely humbling for me. I've seen myself through many di ferent lenses (literally) and it has challenged me to always be true to myself and not succumb to some of the pressures girls in the industry come across. Because of modeling, I feel like I am a stronger, more confident and more independent person all together. Modeling has also opened up many new interests for


me, such as styling and design. I didn't really consider taking it to a professional level until being around so many creative people every day. It excites me, because so many doors that can further my career have opened up for my creative side. NUDE: Describe your style in three words. Nora: Minimal, clean lines. NUDE: Who is your style icon? Nora: I don't think there is one speciďŹ c person who I look to as an icon. Rather, I am most inspired by my friends and the people I'm constantly surrounded by who are very fashionfocused (because they are in the industry) and are always pushing the envelope through fashion, which gives me the inspiration and security to discover my own style. NUDE: If you could meet any person in the world, who would it be? Nora: If I could meet anyone it would deďŹ nitely be Sergei Polunin. He is one of the most unbelievable dancers I've ever seen. He is able to convey passion and discipline through every move. When I watch him it reminds me that the human body has no limits, and I would love to meet someone who has broken that mold because they must have such a particular mind. I have the utmost respect for his grace and the beauty of his sport.

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NUDE: How did the collaboration with Dennis come about? Tim: First o f, it has always been a dream of mine to start a clothing line. This past summer I decided to really lock in and start creating the concept of Strada Rosa. During this creative process, I was introduced to many individuals who I shared the vision of the brand to, but unfortunately they did not understand. Therefore, I decided to work alone. Once establishing the concept, logo and aesthetic of Strada Rosa, I found myself in a stagnant place due to my busy work schedule. A ter meeting Dennis through our mutual friend, Jacob Razo, it was an INSTANT creative connection. He understood the impact Strada Rosa could have moving forward, which led us to exchange ideas back and forth. Over the next couple months, Dennis was adamant about continuing to motivate me through this process. l decided to bring Dennis on board as my creative director because of his talent, along with his connections in the industry. This helped put production in motion and pushed Strada Rosa to its current point. NUDE: Tell the readers how you decided on the name Strada Rosa. 74


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Tim: Strada Rosa, Italian for “Street Rose,” came from an understanding that I wanted to fuse together luxury and street within the brand. Floral being my favorite print, I always knew I wanted to incorporate it in our garments. I chose the rose because of what it represents: love, elegance, and new beginnings. A ter establishing that the rose will be a staple in Strada Rosa, I started coming up with names. I referred back to my idea of making the brand street luxury and initially came up with the name street rose. I sat on this name for a couple weeks and realized it sounded too bland for me. I started to figure out ways to spice up the name. Growing up, most of my favorite designers were Italian. I always admired the Italian fashion culture and decided to change the name to Italian. The name Strada Rosa immediately stuck and I knew that would be the name of the brand. NUDE: Who are your favorite designers and how do they in luence your work? Tim: I look up to and respect designers such as Guccio Gucci, Ricardo Tisci, Hedi Slimane and Roberto Cavalli. Still being young and seeing the evolution of street wear, some of my current favorite designers are, Jerry Lorenzo, Virgil Abloh, Alexander Wang, Kanye West and Raf Simmons. Each one of these designers has made an immense imprint in the street wear culture, which in luences me to do the same. Jerry Lorenzo is one designer who stands out to me because of the message behind his brand, "Fear of God". I always knew the brand I was going to create had to have some type of psychology behind it. I want people to not only look good but feel good in my clothes because I know a strong message is essential. NUDE: Describe what you want the brand to represent in three words. Tim: God. Street. Luxury. DENNIS NUDE: Who’s your style icon? Dennis: My style icon, without question, is Michael Jackson. I believe he set himself apart from others, taking risks and making bold sartorial choices that o ten paid o f and were eventually followed by the rest of the world.

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As a kid, I literally wanted to be his clone. From the dress up shoes, to the single glove and through his dance moves, I was a student of his. MJ was a fresh representation of style which gives inspiration to many artists and stylists to this day. His fashion in luence will forever live on in my eyes. NUDE: Do you have a background in creative directing? Dennis: Before Strada Rosa I took on Creative Directing for another streetwear brand. During my time with the company, I felt that I was limited on the creative aspect, therefore we parted ways. About a month a terward, I met Tim, and the rest is history. He pitched everything I needed to hear regarding the aesthetic and message behind Strada Rosa and INSTANTLY connected his vision with mine. It also allowed me to bring in my cousin Jordan Maiava, who is now Strada Rosa's stylist and co designer. Since then, we have taken this brand full force with creative ideas and turning them into action. NUDE: How have you grown in your cra t since you started? Dennis: Being a part of Strada Rosa to me is like that espresso shot everyone needs in the morning to wake up and get a ter it. Every day I continue to feel motivated in perfecting my cra t towards the brand. I feel like I have grown from my mistakes in the past, which made me understand my value and what I can bring to the table as a creative director. NUDE: Where do you see the expansion of the brand leading to? Dennis: I want the expansion of Strada Rosa to speak more so we can speak less. Every day we are putting in the work behind the scenes to make sure we are giving not only to our customer, but to all who come across Strada Rosa the very best product. As a creative director, I am putting absolutely no limitations on where I can take this brand. I envision Strada Rosa becoming a staple in street culture for years to come. With our message of being unique and original in everything we do and stand for, I feel like Strada Rosa will continue to start trends and solidify itself as one of the best to inspire all through our vision.


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