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Contributing Writers: Natalie Perez Cory Childs Raven Martin Hunt Ethridge Jennifer Coate G. Gigi Gilliard Crysteena Douglas Alicia DeLeo Stephanie Finnan Francesca D. Shirley

Music INTERVIEWS: LACHI - 4 OLIO - 6 DANGLING SUCCESS - 9 THE REVOLTERS - 12

Fashion LETTER FROM THE EDITOR - 18 ON THE JET SET & STILL FABULOUS - 19 FASHION CAREERS CLINIC: AN EXPLOSIVE CAREER IN FASHION DESIGN - 26 STITCHING SECOND CHANCES: B.ARTISE - 28 NEW YORK COUTURE: LIVE IN TECHNO COLOR - 32 THE HAIR CARE SECRETS OF CELEB. HAIR STYLIST: DR BOOGIE - 40 FABULOUS SUMMER FINDS - 46

Culture SINCERELY YOURS - 50 PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS - 52

Art HEATHER WILLIAMS - 54 LISA ROCHE - 58 SUE TAIT PORCARO - 60

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neighborhood, in which gave the proceeds to children who needed money for college. While on breaks during the show’s production, she went to thrift stores, bought clothes, and re-created them to make clothes for a mini-fashion show. “It wasn’t until I went to Salvation Army to buy the clothes for the kids until I realized that everything I picked up was vintage. I started to research, and saw that I had an eye for vintage.” “Particularly during this time, some people don’t have the extra money to go buy something new. And to be able to turn an old sweater into a funky shrug is extremely hot, especially without having to spend a penny.”

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How the Rebir th of Personal Style and Creativity is Perfected by B. Ar tise We’re all in the same predicament. We own clothes we know we will never wear again, yet we continue to keep them. As we rush to the mall to purchase our own version of summer trends, the stack of “old” clothes gets taller and taller. It takes up more space than we realize-- until that dreaded day, when we really need to wear something of substance, the words “I don’t have anything to wear” comes to mind - It jumps out of the mouth before we can even allow a brilliant plan of action, or creativity to soothe our nervous minds. Then, the anxiety builds. We start to lose focus and get frustrated…and the madness starts to take over: We become fashion wardrobe victims. Meanwhile… B. Artise, the designer of B. Artise Originals, is happily taking her vintage finds and transforming them into something of unique importance. She is making her mark by using old or vintage pieces, deconstructing them and then reconstructing them, and what is left can be simply identified as timeless and trendless. Artise, who graduated from the Fashion Institute of D.A.M. Magazine 28

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Photographer: Heather Wetson, Stylist: Kristen Petliski, and Hair & Makeup: Julia Joseph

Photographer: Heather Wetson, Stylist: Kristen Petliski, and Hair & Makeup: Julia Joseph

Technology (FIT), will only ever admit to being a follower only once in her life: This one time, she was afforded a second chance, the gift that gave her the power to do the same for others. “I was at the University of Maryland as an accountant, which is insane, and a friend of mine was transferring to F.I.T. I looked through the brochure and transferred. I knew that this would be my only chance for this opportunity,” said the Jersey native. “I knew the minute I got there I knew that’s where I would belong.” Her clothing line, B. Artise Originals, had a gradual start in 2000, and began at a talent show in her old

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season-by-season with an emphasis on the key elements of local vintage finds. “If you ever wanted to try any of the designs in the book,” Artise shared, “it lists the instructions so you

Photographer: Heather Wetson, Stylist: Kristen Petliski, and Hair & Makeup: Julia Joseph

This was the beginning of her relevant line, which has attracted the special attention of celebrities such as Vivica Fox and Sheryl Crowe. The gift that just keeps giving. . . Born Again Vintage, which is the book she penned with author and poet Jen Karetnick, has certainly been the catalyst for her eco-friendly works of art, and the personal movement she has orchestrated: The endowment of inspiration. “This book opens your mind and makes you think, ‘I never thought I could do that’ in regards to coming up with things you never thought you could create.” Released in December 2008, Born Again Vintage, features and illustrates with bright pictures and careful instruction, how to create one-of-a kind pieces, D.A.M. Magazine 30

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Shannon Bex of Danity Kane Donning a B.Artise Original at DK's Album Release Party

can follow them at your own pace. I think that inspires people because it makes you want to try more.” Although a sewing machine is needed, the book ingeniously provides a state-by-state list of thrift stores, vintage and resale shops. It also includes a glossary of most commonly used fashion terms, advice about accessories and also sewing patterns. “There are so many different analogies of buying vintage, from religious references and using old clothes,” she said passionately. “I just feel like the entire talent was given to me, I didn’t even realize I had it. And I feel like everyone needs a second chance, never give up. Things have kind of fell that way for me in my life, so I hope that by reading this people get the same thing. Particularly during this time, some people don’t have the extra money to go buy something new. And to be able to turn an old sweater into a funky shrug is extremely hot, especially without having to spend a penny.” With all of this drive and passion for recreation and creative reconstruction, it is understandable why B. Artise felt her past work at various department stores was too constant and similar. “The stores saw that certain styles were popular so they bought the same style or they copied it so they could make money too - everything was driven by the almighty dollar. And that REALLY bothered me. That’s why I always had jobs where I was always opinionated. It

made me feel like, ‘ What are we? Robots? Are we clones?’ Can’t we just flip it?” That’s where B. Artise Originals comes from. For people out there who want to stand alone and don’t want to look like everyone else.” If you feel it is time to give your wardrobe an essential renovation, stay close to the inspirational and style resurrecting progression that B. Artise has erected. For More on B. Artise Originals visit: www.bartise.com

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