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Carissa Rosario

Interview with Maxim Model on her new sultry fragrance Young & Fresh

A Tasmanian Sensation

Interview with Aussie Model/Actress Jessica Green


RAW has tested and approved the best in beauty 2014

We Are Handsome Exclusive Interview with Aussie swimwear label

Mijanou Swimwear

On location in Greece, Mijanou talks to RAW about the stunning Bohemian Spirit collection

Saucy Scandanavian

Interview with fashion brand IVANAhelsinki

Niccolo Casas

on 3D fashion and architecture


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Interview with MAXIMmodel

Carissa Rosario

As an international model you have appeared in various prestigious magazines around the world including Maxim, GQ & Vogue. What was the most exciting moment for you as a model? Describe the moment, feeling, where you were? Wow, there

What does your daily beauty regimen entail? (What skincare products do you use currently i.e. face wash, exfoliator, serums, creams, night regimen, etc.) I am a face washing/skin freak…

LOL. I use a skincare line from Korea called A.C Care. I also use a face wash, toner, Vitamin C serum, Vitamin A and have been so many moments in my career facial moisturizer. Also, every night I use a yogurt kiwi that have humbled me and left me with that mask. It works wonders for your skin and leaves it with a feeling of excitement. If I had to chose one natural glow. moment I would say when I was selected by ABC for a show called “The Big Time.” I was selected out of 600 girls for the show. Tell us about your fabulous new Limited Edition Perfume “Young This show was set up for me to be able to and Fresh” by Christopher Joseph. How did you come up with the show the world my talents in not only the fun, flirty name? My perfume is called Young modeling world but also in acting and hosting. I went on to win the whole show & Fresh by Christopher Joseph, it has and get a National Budweiser Commercial. a mix of grapefruit zest, rose petal and There is always a pivotal moment in a models career. What was that particular moment for you?

provocative musk. In coming up with the name I wanted something that no matter your age you could relate to. Who doesn’t like to feel eternally young, but also smell super fresh? Hence the name “Young & Fresh”!

I think that pivotal moment for me was when I landed my first magazine cover, I remember in my career saying if I could get just one cover it would be a goal accomplished. Once I landed my first cover my career took off from there. What does this fragrance mean to you? This fragrance means everything to me, it’s my baby. It’s the first brand that I There are always models we admire and look have created along with my partners. It incorporates my up to. Do you have a model muse? What modfavorite scents grapefruit, rose petals & provocative musk el currently in the industry do you admire for all in one. their





I am a huge fan of both Kathy Ireland & Cindy Crawford. Not only are they incredibly gorgeous supermodels, but they are also very smart businesswoman. They were able to take their careers and transition into becoming huge international brands.

Where can we purchase this alluring scent? You

can purchase our fragrance at www.parfumsbycj.com/shop/ We hope you add it to your perfume collection and enjoy!!!

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a TasmanianSensation

JESSICA GREEN by Neil Dixon Photography

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Interview with Aussie model

Jessica Green

At just 20 years old, this blue eyed sensation has made her mark amidst the Australian fashion elite and now takes on the film industry. With an impressive model folio, RAW gets the insider scoop on this model turned starlet!!!

Your modeling career started when you were fourteen years old. Since that time you have worked with some amazing designers and labels including Billabong, White sands Swimwear, 2Chillies Swimwear, Triumph and Cellini. Who are some of your favorite fashion designers and why? There are so many

Relocating to the Gold Coast from Tasmania...did you ever think in a million years you would be where you are today? NO,

I have been fortunate to have amazing opportunities given to me and an amazing mum that believes in me and manages my career.

great Australian and international labels. Some of my favorite designers are Lisa Brown, Sass and Bide and Cellini. I love their creativity and passion. How do you feel fashion in Australia differs from the rest of the world and why? I feel Aussie

fashion is in tune with the world. When I’m in Sydney or Melbourne I love looking around all the little boutiques. You can always find something truly unique. As a country, Australia has the inspiration for our designers with the colours, textures, fabrics and you can see our beaches and the Outback in the designs!! You are the brand ambassador for Oscar Oscar Hair, ProBioSkin.com, Bella Bronze Tan and Cellini. Do you feel that skincare and a healthy lifestyle are vital to a woman’s day to day routine and why? Definitely Yes!

I follow ProBioSkin.com’s five step, healthy skin care mantra that keeps my skin looking healthy and glowing. Personally I feel so good when I eat well! Being fit and active is a big part of who I am. Living on the Gold Coast its easy to get out there and stay trim. RAW met you at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and photographed you backstage and on the runway!! We have watched you grow into a young, successful woman over the years. How do you handle the many pressures of these two very different industries: those of fashion & film? I have an amazing support team

and a great mum that helps me through everything, time management is also important.

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What was your favorite runway show you’ve worked so far and why? Who was the designer? To walk at Sydney Fashion

week modeling for Australian designer White Sands Swimwear has to be on of the most amazing highlights of my career. Are there any photographers in particular you enjoy working with? I have done alot of work with Jessica McDonald

and Brie Stevenson who are with Aleece Young Photography they are an amazing talented team.

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What is your most memorable fashion moment, a moment that had you squealing with joy, a pivotal moment in your modeling career? Again it has to

be landing the Triumph Australia campaign three years in a row!!!

What actor would you like to work with and why? We at RAW have loads of Hollywood crushes…who is your Hollywood hunk crush? I have a bit of a

crush on Channing Tatum, who wouldn’t want to work with him? Behind the scenes by RAW Fashion Magazine

What is your biggest fashion flop or disaster moment and how did you recover? I haven’t really had a

major fashion disaster or flop, the odd catwalk stumble is about it so far....thankfully. Tell us about your new T.V. show Lightning Point?

Lightning Point is an adventerous and exciting show aimed at early teens and is about two alien girls that steal a space ship to explore and land in a sleepy little surf town. They become stranded on earth when their space ship explodes. They befriend a local girl called Amber and their adventures begin. The story follows them as they make friends, find romance, experience new emotions and fun times living in the human world whilst trying to keep their alien identity a secret. There is lots of surfing and horse riding, which I love. You play the leading role of Kiki, an alien surf chic. Do you like this character? Yes, she is very similar to

me. An animal and nature lover, a true free spirit a great character to play I had so much fun. What is your ultimate goal as an actress or model? Where would you like to work or whom would you like to work for? My ultimate goal would be to model in a

Victoria Secret show, and with my acting I would love the opportunity to work on a feature film under the direction of the great Spielberg, Michael Bay or Randall Emmett who I admire. Where do you see yourself in five to ten years? One

that thing I have learned is to take each day as it comes, my biggest opportunity could be around the corner, you never know!

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Have you ever been to Hollywood, California? Would

Actually, I have just signed with the amazing management team of Intellectual Artist Management in Los Angeles...wish me luck!!!! you want to break into the big screen?

Follow Jessica and her journey to stardum!!!

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Our winners for the best in Beauty from around the world 2014!!!

Yves Rocher

An everything Parisian beauty brand that offers fragrances, skincare, cosmetics, beauty tools and so much more. RAW recommends the Monoi de Tahiti beauty line.

Air Repair Skincare

Quench your skin with moisture rich products that come in the perfect carry-on TSA approved travel pouch.



Innarah Skincare

Your older self with thank us for featuring this chemical free luxury skincare line! Amazing results!!

www.innarah.com Murad

Vitamin infused products that reveal an instantly brighter, softer appearance in your skin!! RAW recommends Essential-C Cleanser.


Hard Night Good Morning

From morning to night these products deliver instant results for beautiful skin. RAW recommends the Facial Cocktail serum for lifting, toning and tightning!

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IT Cosmetics

RAW loves Bye Bye Under Eye for an instant wrinkle cover up!!




Infuse your skin with Moisture Rescue gel cream! Drown out dry skin!!!

Feeling Smitten

A most delicious way to bathe. From cupcake bath bombs, sugar body wash and milkshake scrubs this brand is super yummy!!!


www.garnier.com Image Skincare

Advanced anti-aging facial care. RAW recommends the Total Facial Cleanser!!


Ola Hawaii

Exotic beauty from the Big Island!!!


A New Zealand based natural skincare line! RAW loves the Bright Defence Day Cream!


Victoria Secret Beauty

New Perfect Body product line with the signature VS fragrance for an all over smooth body. RAW recommends the Pink Sea Salt Body Polish.


LaFace Laboratories

With a velvety finish, the Hydrating & Firming Body Lotion keeps your skin soft, smooth & wrinkle free all day long!!


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Moksa Organics

Pangea Organics


Evolution of Smooth

Salt of the Earth

Laurel Whole Plant Organics Rahua


SCOTCH Naturals

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Minus 417

JUARA Skincare Minus 417

Inika Cosmetics

COOLA Suncare

Konjac Sponge Co.

Amala Beauty


H2O+ Skincare


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Box Naturals

The perfect purse sized rose scented natural feminine care product!


Acure Organics

Thesis Beauty

RAW is partial to this brand because every product it offers is amazing, smells great and completely organic!!!

Organic and affordable... where do we sign up. RAW recommends the Face Serum!!!



Soap & Glory

Love this sassy UK product & packaging of the Clean Girls Body Wash!! Contains natural vanilla fruit & orchid extracts!!



Certified organic Parisian beauty brand that seduces women around the world. RAW loves the Absolis Huile Corps Body Oil. RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014



Moody Sisters Skincare

Fabulous organic products scented with lucious peppermint, coconut, lime, grapefruit all to awaken the senses!! RAW loves the facial scrubs!!

www.moodysistersskincare.com BellaJ Ltd UK

The Falling in Love skincare line is fabulous with motivational sayings on each product. RAW recommends Blossom Garden Roses Daily Facial Cleanser.


Pelle Beauty

Highly concentrated facial oil loaded with plant based ingredients and nutrients for your skin.


Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

From the Canadian Rockies comes a collection of soaps, sun protection & more!!!


Olio E Osso

Me & The Girls

Cupuasu Butter is the key ingredient in this unique organic waterless skin care collection. RAW recommends the Lavandula Revive Foot Softening Creme

Natural lip, face & body balms!!



Nourish Organic

USDA approved organic beauty products that are so safe you could almost eat them...almost. RAW loves the Organic Body Lotion in Spiced Citrus.


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Yves Rocher

Amazing Parisian cosmetics. RAW recommends the Sexy Pulp Lip Gloss!!


Layla Cosmetics

Italian chic cosmetics from Milan. RAW recommends the beautiful glitter shadow and shimmer powder.


IT Cosmetics

RAW loves every product this inventive company offers. The proof is in the products performance with innovative design technology.

www.itcosmetics.com Milani Cosmetics

Love this ultra soft pink shimmer gloss pencil. Adds the right bit of gloss, shine and pink color without the stickiness.


Rouge Bunny Rouge

RAW loves this UK brand & the new shimmer Glass Gloss in Rahat Lokum!


Darci by DiCaprio

RAW loves the Blush Bouquets uniquely shaped into a rose for multi-dimensional shades that give your cheeks a natural glow!!

www.darcibydicaprio.net GLEAM by Melanie Mills RAW loves Lip Radiance gloss in Pop My Cork!!!


Inspiration Cosmetics

The perfect golden face and body shimmer. Dab around your neck, arms, hair and body...wherever you want a touch of glimmer shine.

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Madison Street Beauty All natural mineral shadow colors!! RAW recommends Seafoam, Snow Cone & Margarita shades!



Kevin Murphy Haircare

Number 4 Hair Care INDIE Hair

ECO Coco AU Hair Flairs

HSI Professional

Ultimate sultry, musky fragrance by MAXIM model Carissa Rosario.


The Scent of Departure

Capturing the fresh essence of your favorite cities in a spray with stylish baggage claim ticket packaging design. RAW recommends NYC and TYO scents.


Honore des Pres

All natural Parisian fragrances! RAW loves Sexy Angelic!


Piper’s Perfumery Light fragrance of Sea Salt & Rose Water!

kai Fragrance

The most intoxicating fragrance to date with a celebrity cult following. Kai captured & bottled the essence of Hawaii. RAW recommends the kai gift bag.

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Carissa Rosario Parfum

Flawless foundation applicator and SOLID cleanser for your sponges and other beauty tools. RAW recommends PURE.


Mish Mash Makeup

This super soft kabuki brush is compact and any girls it travel tool!!


Sigma Beauty



Sigma continues to produce high quality beauty tools including the incredibly soft Kabuki brushes.


IT Cosmetics

RAW loves the Dual Airbrush Concealer Brush. A round, fluffy concealer end for precise coverage.


IT Cosmetics

RAW loves the JUMBO Luxe Powder Brush for an all over body glow. Perfect for facial highlighting and super soft.


IT Cosmetics

RAW loves the Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush for the best bronzer or blush applicator.


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PESHTOW These eco friendly handwoven Turkish peshtemal towels are incredibly soft! RAW loves the stylish Meditteranean collection! www.peshtow.com


LOVE LUDIE 100% Soy candles from Australia. RAW loves Pomegrante + Acai Juicy pomegranate with red cherries, raspberries and acai. www.loveludie.com

Seascape Island Apothecary From the islands of the UK comes this amazing body care line infused with fresh herbs and extracts from the sea shore to your home. www.seascapeuk.com www.seascapecanada.ca RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014


MAYA Norwegian thermal spa water facial mist!! Perfect for the Summer! www.mayawater.com

PALETA Detox, get healthy, snack right, do it all with Paleta organic cold-PRESSED juices and so much more! Prepared meals, healthy nuts and energy bars!! RAW recommends you change the way you eat today and eat PALETA!!! www.paleta.com

IVANAhelsinki RAW loves the home decor collection by this amazing Finnish designer!! Super cute Maatuska Mug designs!! www.ivanahelsinki.com

Salus Body Australia Love the new Organic Lemon Myrtle & Ginger Heat Pillow. You can smell it already... www.salusbody.com.au

POO-Pourri Refreshing scent spritz the bowl before you go #2 & the stench is gone. RAW recommends Deja Poo!! www.poopourri.com

Aromaflage The most amazing bug repellant that smells like your favorite perfume! Spray this everywhere! Fresh scent and really does work!! www.aromaflage.com

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HOST The innovative designs of HOST studios brings you freeze wine glasses! Gel technology keeps your drinks cold for hours! www.hoststudios.com

Burdick Chocolate Dark drinking chocolate for the true coco connoiseur! www.burdickchocolate.com

Hut & Manor 100% natural soy wax candles handmade in Australia! Will burn for 40 hours..that’s a lot of sexy to any home! www.hutandmanor.com

Hilary’s Eat Well The saucy new line of salad dressings are rich, creamy & delicious!! RAW loves Ranch Chia & Balsamic Thyme!!! www.hilaryseatwell.com

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The Famous Grouse Scotland brand created in 1897 blended in three types of casks to add character to maturing whisky Nice smooth texture. RAW recommends The Black Grouse! www.thefamousgrouse.com

Guylian Chocolate The luxurioius Belgian brand whose legacy is a true love story between Guy Foubert the chocolatier and Liliane his beloved and they created Guylian!!! So romantic!!! xoxoxo www.guylianbelgianchocolate.com

Vita Glow 100% Natural Marine Collagen supplement by Vida Glow to hydrate, clear complexions, reduce sun damage & strengthen the collagen matrix below the skin’s surface!!! www.vitaglow.co Rhum Clemente A French Caribbean coconut delicacy, Mahina Coco is crafted with young coconut & Rhum which brings a soft sweetness of the tropics! www.rhumclementusa.com

Miyu Beauty Beautiful blend of herbal tea & beauty facial mist make this destress pairing a must try! Great for calming stressed complextions. www.miyubeauty.com


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L.A. Girl USA

Affordable polish with great Summer colors. RAW loves Flare Up and Dynamite.


LaQa & Co. Cosmetics

A must have in your nail kit with a few clicks have high gloss color in seconds.

Yves Rocher


Mini polish options to always have an on the go nail color!!!




Known for its dramatic collections and wicked colors. RAW recommends Stance.



Great new colors inspired by exotic destinations!!!



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A stunning array of colors and the longest lasting natural professional lacquer. RAW loves Rea, Tess, Hermina & so many more!!!


VERA WANG Perfect app for the bride to be...style, plan and shop!!

BURBERRY Get the looks, see the shows and shop from the leader in luxury fashion!!

ALL WOMEN STALK Great articles on fashion, beauty, style, film, books, etc. Perfect for on the go reading!!!


for that REDKEN Great app for color match, ideas & formulas!!

SUN SOUL SPA Tranquil spa to try!

FASHION GPS Event organizing, check the calendar and attend trunk shows, fashion events & manage RSVPs!!

there is an

FREE PEOPLE Get the hottest trends, styles & what’s new!!!

SEPHORA Shop our best in beauty at your fingertips!!

BANGSTYLE The everything hair app for cut, color & styles!!

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Zuii Organic IT Cosmetics

We love the Vitality Glow Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer for an all over beautiful bronze!!

This Aussie brand Flora Foundation is all natural and provides perfect coverage. RAW recommends the medium toned Almond !!



Minus 417

Straight from Isreal this Dead Sea Conception Bronzer is loaded with minerals!!


GLEAM by Melanie Mills

The Dancing with the Stars all over Body Radiance. RAW recommends Rose Gold!!!


Koh Gen Do

Amazing line of Japanese products that produces flawless results. RAW recommends the Natural Lightening Powder!!



Amazing sunless clear shimmer tanning gel that has a light tropical scent and absorbs quickly. No streaking and quick-drying calls for an on the go tan that lasts.


Yves Rocher

RAW loves the Bronzing Power Duo enriched with Tiare flower extract!!


Victoria Secret

RAW loves the PINK luminous bronzing lotions!



Affordable cosmetics with tons of colors to choose from! RAW loves the Baked Bronzer!!!

www.milanicosmetics.com bodyography Australia

We love this Aussie brand and recommend the Natural Face Finish Bronzer!!


Rain Cosmetics ECO COCO

Aussie’s know how to get that sexy tan and this brand extends it even further. RAW loves the Tan lotion for a healthy coco glow!!

Loving this Beach Club Cabana Boy Casanova Bronzer! The perfect compliment to any skintone!!



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The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga provides both instant gratification and lasting transformation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity instantly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health and fitness. Yoga forces you to relax, destress, detox and breath deeply. This increases blood flow to your entire body while relaxing your tense muscles. Types of Yoga There are many different styles of Yoga to choose from including bikram yoga, power yoga, naked yoga, prenatal yoga, Hatha yoga, private sessions, studio, anti-gravity yoga and surf yoga. Whatever you prefer, there is a style designed to suit your needs, goals and interests. In Bikram yoga, also called “hot yoga�, the room temperature is set to around 105 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in greater elimination of toxins from the body through the increased production of sweat. Hatha yoga focuses on basic postures and proper breathing techniques at a slower pace for beginners. Anti-Gravity yoga focuses the mind through visualization as it floats the body through a series of gyro-kinetic motions, opening the spine, hips and connective tissues of the body utilizing a hammock to float the body in mid-air. The weightlessness provided by the hammock allows the body to safely glide to the extent of its flexibility with zero compression on the joints. Naked Hatha and Kundalini Yoga allows you to shed your inhibitions and lose yourself to the feeling of being unbound by clothing and draped in linens. Increases sexual energy and helps you connect to the raw nature of ones self by stripping you down to the bare essentials. The liquid energy of the ocean and the sound of the seagulls makes Surf Yoga one of our favorites. The power of the ocean is all around you and makes basic yoga seem much more sensual. Breathing techniques are fueled by the crashing waves, the sun gives you the energy to keep pushing yourself increasing endurance, strength and flexibility. Health Benefits Yoga helps the lymphatic system fight infections, destroy cancerous cells, and dispose of the toxic waste products of cellular functioning. Yoga also promotes breathing through the nose, which filters the air and humidifies it, removing pollen and dirt before it reaches your lungs. Yoga increases your sex drive by increasing the blood flow to the genital area which is important in arousal and strengthens your pelvic muscles especially if you are doing naked yoga. Improve flexibility with loosening, stretching, good posture and breathing. Some of those crazy poses almost start to look doable. For more techniques, free videos and gear scan the QR code and link to Gaiam the all things yoga authority!!

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YOGA Gaiam

The ultimate yoga video for belly, butt & thighs!


The super wide Banyan & Bo Hot Yoga headband!


Navita Naturals

Healthy snacks to pop in your bag! RAW loves the dried dragon fruit slices!



We love the Autoseal Cortland Water Bottle!!


Crotch Gear

The perfect yoga pant from the funniest pant company ever!! Super soft and comfy!!



Thirsty yoga mat towel in various super fun colors!



Frank Body

Made in Melbourne AU this coffee scrub is packed with almond oil, orange oil, coffee grounds and vitamin E. Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning!!



We are loving this clay bath powder that targets toxins, chemicals and impurities. Super easy to lather on and your skin feels amazing!!!


Alaska Glacial Mud Co.

From the glaciers of wild Alaska comes this mineral rich mud mask. We love the Peppermint -Lavender!

www.alaskaglacialmud.com THERA PEARL

Use this pink eye-ssential face mask hot or cold to reduce puffiness & clears sinuses.

Black Rock Mud Co.


From the black rock desert in Nevada comes this rich thick mud mask packed with minerals and feels great on your skin.


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Misoves Organic

Artisan crafted, home grown herb infused skincare!! RAW loves the glycerin soap in Pomegranate!!!


Rocky Mountain Soap


100% all natural body products. We love the collection of natural specialty body soaps!



Incredible skincare from the Dead Sea! RAW loves the collection of deadsea soaps!


The Soap Kitchen

Hand crafted natural soaps! RAW loves the new Black Gold charcoal soap! Join the soap club too!!!


SoapBox Soaps

Your purchase helps donate soap, vitamins & water around the world!! We love the initiative.


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SERUMS The BEST serums for cell regeneration, hydration, elasticity & sensory awakening!!! Pelle Beauty

A serum high in fatty acids and antioxidants achieving glowing non greasy skin!!



A highly concentrated super hydrating serum that fights free radicals and nourishes skin.


IT Cosmetics

Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Ultra Hydrating Sensory Awakening Primer Serum...any questions!!!


Thesis Beauty

An unscented serum that soothes irritated, sensitive skin.


Herbivore Botanicals

Quick absorbing facial serum formulated to restore vibrance and elasticity.


Hydra Beauty super intense hydration with advanced antioxidant protection that restores skins radiance.


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Leblon Cachaça Leblon Cachaça is a luxury, artisanal brand of the alcoholic beverage Cachaça (pronounced ka-SHA-sa) made at the Destillerie Maison Leblon in Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais in Brazil. Leblon is named for Leblon Beach, a hip, upscale beach neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Winner of “Best Cachaca” a record eight consecutive gold medals from 2006 to 2013 at San Francisco’s World Spirits Competition Cachaça is not rum. Cachaça is made from fresh sugar cane, not molasses, and can only come from Brazil. It tastes different than rum, with a fresher, fruitier flavor. Cachaça is the national spirit of Brazil. The difference is that cachaça is made from the fermentation of sugar cane juice where rum uses molasses. Leblon combines traditional approaches with creative European winemaking techniques to create a Cachaça that is extra special. Gilles Merlet, famous master distiller from the Cognac region of France, takes Cachaça to a whole new level with his ‘French touch,’ transforming the distillery to the state-of-the-art Maison Leblon. Leblon is rested in vintage XO Cognac casks for up to six months, polishing the spirit without altering the nose of the fresh cane. The result is an ultra-smooth taste. Leblon tastes great neat, mixes wonderfully with fruit juice such as pineapple juice, cranberry juice, or even lemonade or soda, and provides an interesting Brazilian twist to any cocktail. Leblon Cachaça mixes extremely well with tonic water (highly recommended with a twist of lime). The national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha (pronounced ‘KIE-PUR-REEN-YAH’), is a combination of muddled lime, sugar and Cachaça served on the rocks in a rocks glass. Take a good size lime, cut it into several wedges, and place four wedges in a rocks glass. Add two teaspoons of sugar, mash the lime and sugar with a muddler for fifteen seconds, and add crushed ice up to the rim of the glass. Add two ounces of Cachaça, stir thoroughly and garnish with a lime wedge. Check our more cocktail recipes at LEBLON online....

WE ARE HANDSOME In every generation there are people, places and objects that define it. Tragedy, triumph and memories that last forever in the hearts and minds of all of us. Everything we know, love and believe is inherited from the spirits, the family….The Dynasty!!! This season we present you with a collection inspired by the images and places that live in our hearts and minds ~ The Dynasty Collection by We Are Handsome!!!

What are the meanings behind each collection name? How do you decide what to name them Discovery, Dynasty, Aviary, etc.? What meanings do these names hold for you?

After a specific collection has been designed, and I’ve written the story for the collection, we’ll look at what ties it together and more often than not, the name comes very quickly. I imagine it’s like seeing your child for the first time and just knowing their name. What are some of your personal favorites of the current collection and why? I adore the Menagerie

Panel One Piece and the Hideaway Bikinis - those are my two favourite prints - they just resonate with me and maybe because they took the longest to get perfect during the design process. The new accessories line of shoes, sunglasses, iPhone covers and playing cards is super cute...what was the inspiration to design footwear? The

Espadrilles are a collaboration with our friend’s company Soludos. Our labels have the same type of design philosophy, values and audience and thus a collaboration was a no brainer. We love to work with brands and lifestyle products that fit with our own. We worked really hard to get our prints onto the canvas and looking fantastic - something that hadn’t been done before!!!

What does design/fashion mean to you? Your definition of this? To me design is life. Everything is designed.

I appreciate the design in everything, from the fork in your mouth to way the food is presented on the plate.

I love that everyone’s style is uniquely different and directly relates back to their life experiences, memories and dreams!

If you could design one piece for anyone in the world who would it be and why? I’d love to design a swimsuit for

Marilyn Monroe in her prime. She wore a confidence in herself seldom seen in todays pin-up girls and celebrities. She was comfortable in her own skin and therefore in whatever she wore - and that in itself makes a true beauty. Where is the most interesting place you have ever traveled? What inspires you most from this place?

Africa - hands down!! Most of the continent is living cut off from the rest of the world - in terms of technology but more in terms of their culture, traditions, habits and environments. In Africa life is about survival, not about luxury, comfort and masterchef. Spending time there really makes you appreciate what we have in our world. What are your future goals and visions for We Are Handsome? What can your consumers look forward to?

We’ve got a lot of new lifestyle products ~ beach umbrellas, scented candles, towels, sunnies and more. We are also producing more apparel pieces in upcoming collections and bringing back some old favorites so stay tuned for more exciting things to come!!!! www.wearehandsome.com

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RAW Fashion Magazine on location with WE ARE HANDSOME Encounter Giraffe One Piece The Dynasty Collection Model Amber Fischer RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014


RAW Fashion Magazine on location with WE ARE HANDSOME Encounter Giraffe One Piece The Dynasty Collection Model Amber Fischer RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014


RAW Fashion Magazine on location with WE ARE HANDSOME Encounter Giraffe One Piece The Dynasty Collection Model Amber Fischer RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014


Mijanou Swimwear on location in Santorini, Greece Bohemian Spirit 2014 Collection Photographer Nikos Reskos MUA Natassa Fragou Stylist Sasha Charara RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014


Mijanou Swimwear French born designer Karen Connell takes us on a stylish trip to Greece and talks about her newest collection Bohemian Spirit....

Mijanou Swimwear on location in Santorini, Greece Bohemian Spirit 2014 Collection Photographer Nikos Reskos MUA Natassa Fragou Stylist Sasha Charara RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014


You are a very fresh, hot new Aussie label, the Mijanou Swimwear brand just recently launched in April of 2012. How has this whirlwind been for you? The amount of attention the label has received is very encouraging, exciting and so motivating. We are loving the press attention and seeing our swimsuits on the beautiful Aussie beaches!!! What was your inspiration for the new Bohemian Spirit 2014 collection? This collection captures the free spirit of the Mijanou woman...living for love and art, living without rules,without a sense of time...poolside glamour, the French Riviera, luxury and sophistcation!! What textiles did you use with this collection...we see a lot of new prints and bold colors? We used nomadic and painterly prints combined with tassels, silk, laser cutting and sheer mesh inserts to emulate the carefree beach boho lifestyle. Do tell...what are your personal favs of the label so far? I love the art nouveau inspired pieces because they are bold, detailed, unique and feminine. They have a pinch of old world glamour with a dash of the modern. Who is one celebrity you would like to design a suit for and why? Princess Kate. She is so beautiful, classic and very influential. She has come a long way with her fashion trends and always looks super elegant. What’s next for Mijanou? We are working on a new evening gown collection with plunging open backs, sequin fabrics and unique detailing...stay tuned!!!

Mijanou Swimwear on location in Santorini, Greece Bohemian Spirit 2014 Collection Photographer Nikos Reskos MUA Natassa Fragou Stylist Sasha Charara

Mijanou Swimwear on location in Santorini, Greece Bohemian Spirit 2014 Collection Photographer Nikos Reskos MUA Natassa Fragou Stylist Sasha Charara

Mijanou Swimwear on location in Santorini, Greece Bohemian Spirit 2014 Collection Photographer Nikos Reskos MUA Natassa Fragou Stylist Sasha Charara

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IVANAhelsinki Paolo Suhonen is the creative genius behind the independent fashion, art & cinema brand IVANAhelsinki, delicately weaving Slavic rough melancholy and pure Scandinavian influence.

How would you define fashion within the Finnish culture and Slavic trends? Finland is very industrial, strong and commercial taking from that hard lines which are very functional in design, but also extremely creative.

We find travel defines us in everything we do.... What inspiration do you take with you from various locations?

I love travleing on cross country road trips through America, from New York to Alaska, Canada and everything in between. Patterned, textured wallpaper is everywhere if you look for it and I photograph and sketch the details using them for future print inspirations.

Working with your Indian Summer collection we can see such prints evident in your design schemes. How would you describe this collection?

This collection is inspired by childhood memories of bohemian Scandinavian architecture, our relatives weekend parties with food, wine, smoke filled corridors, laughter...creating a mood of simple elegance, bold prints, intellectual minds and passionate conversations. Indian Summer features some amazing brown feather prints, organic pieces, thick white knits and bulky rich luxe sweater pieces.

Years ago in the isolated town of Helsinki you started a Young Designers Club..tell us about that.

Helsinki was a desolate town, cold and dreary and I created this forum for emerging talent and exhibitors to showcase their designs to a small but gathering crowd. It was a huge turning point for Helsinki... View current collections, new concepts & watch amazing videos by Paola at




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RAW Fashion Magazine on location with IVANAhelsinki Indian Summer collection MAUI JIM Eyewear MUA Ashley Marie RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014


RAW Fashion Magazine on location with IVANAhelsinki Indian Summer collection MUA Ashley Marie

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How would you describe your 3D digital modeling techniques? I’m interested in the principles of biomimicry, the study of “solutions� in the natural world as a possible solution to contemporary Architecture and Design. I use 3D software to reproduce the processes of nature as inspiration for my work. What are some of your personal favorite pieces of your 3D collections and why? I love the Alchemy asymmetric shoulder cover because of its unusual position on the body; the piece stands between the shoulder, the neck and the shoulder blade. RAW Fashion Magazine - 2014



What does Alchemy mean to you? Why did you name your accessories collection Alchemy? What was the inspiration behind these pieces? I think the goal of contemporary design is the convergence of nature and technology. New disciplines are emerging from the convergence of biology, chemistry, medicine design and engineering. This always reminds me of the ancient science of Alchemy. Alchemy is the process of transforming something common into something special, merging chemistry, medicine and magic. New technologies such as 3D printing have made the process of transmutation real and are becoming so sophisticated as to resemble magic.

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What has been your most rewarding discovery with 3D digital modeling and how has this impacted your views on architecture? I’m obsessed with time, and how time affects reality. Growth, movement, and evolution but also senescence, decline and decay are time-based processes. The possibility to simulate these operations through software has largely influenced my work and my research. Turbulence, the necklace I designed in collaboration with the fashion designer Leyre Valiente, is about the simulation of a fractured system which decomposes to make singularities emerge. What are your future goals and visions for 3D printing and how would that impact the future of design? The advent of digital fabrication together with the widespread web access and the rise of social networks have dramatically redefined the design discipline and more generally the way human beings think and create. However, Additive Technology is only at a preliminary stage; but in ten years’ time we will probably be able to print buildings or as Enrico Dini says, “entire urban sections”. I believe that the biggest changes will derive from the use of 3D printing in medicine. In the hopefully near future we will in fact be able to bioprint human body parts such as a fully functioning heart. At RAW we love to travel and gather inspirations from everywhere we go...so we have to ask where is the most facinating culture you have experienced so far? The most interesting place is the one you still have yet to visit. I’d like to travel to Japan as I’ve never been there, but am really attracted to their culture. I feel a sort of empathy with their sensitivity. I love their strange mix of tradition and innovation of minimalism and exuberance of silence and noise….

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Volume II, 2014

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Volume II, 2014