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about a twin duo from Sweden/ Australia, who make a kind of Saint Etienne-by-way-of-Brian Eno synth pop and who once got trapped in a lift with Abba. We chat to the Say Lou Lou girls in an issue which celebrates all things brand new and spine-tingling. Take west-German model brooder Dominik Bauer - our other cover star - whose overnight rise from relative obscurity saw him opening and closing Calvin Klein’s S/S13 Milan show this year. Talking of fresh, this February Rollacoaster hit the shops and fashioned itself a wardrobe shake-up. A new look for a talent-drenched issue (bitch-rapper Angel Haze, p. 42, ON THE COVERS SAY LOU LOU PHOTOGRAPHY: LONNY SPENCE FASHION: MATILDA GOAD Striped tops by COMME DES GARÇONS PLAY at SELFRIDGES, jeans by LEVI’s, hoop earrings by BULGARI and loafers by FRATELLI ROSETTI at www.shoescribe.com. Makeup: MAYBELLINE. Nails: ESSIE DOMINIK BAUER PHOTOGRAPHY: JEFF HAHN FASHION: ANDREW DAVIS Denim shirt by LEVI’s and ring pull Collier necklace by LOUIS VUITTON. Skin: L’ORÉAL PARIS MEN EXPERT. Retouching: PIETRO BIRENDELLI at R&D


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The Zoot Suit Riots in the early 40s saw a series of racially motivated street battles erupt across LA between Marines, Mexican gangsters and Latino youths. The riots, which shut down stores, roads, even whole districts in the first months of 1943, continued to spread across California, and into cities like Texas and Arizona until June. In January, as part of London Collections: Men, a one-off collaboration between avant-garde menswear designer Alex Mattsson and Ojay Morgan - better known as one half of buzzy Brooklyn rap project Zebra Katz (with fellow MC Njena Reddd Foxxx) - resurrected the spirit of this blood-soaked pocket of American history. Influenced by the riots – or more exactly, their Mardi Gras-like coming together of cultures and nationalities - Mattsson’s collection for spring/ summer siphoned his love for big, brash clashing colours, luminosity and oversize features into a series of zoot suit-style jackets and detail-heavy print tees. For the presentation, or-

PHOtOGRAPHY - DAMIEN FRY ganised by Red Bull Catwalk Studios, Morgan was asked to produce a song that reflects Mattsson’s penchant for style mash-ups. True to form, “Pulla Stunt” is a slow-moving, eerie, incredibly rude mesh of Tricky-esque singspeak, of-its-time swears (“Ima pulla stunt/Ima fuck the cunt”) and proggy synth squeals. “It’s kind of down-tempo; it has a Super Mario Brothers Level Two feel,” he tells Rollacoaster. “There’s an Arabian sand storm gangster vibe to it, too.” “Stunt” is in fact the first studio-produced Zebra track to date. “Normally the production process is really intimate, but with this there’s a booth, 50 different channels and various engineers,” says the lyricist. “It’s a different experience to what I’m used to, but I wanted to maintain a sense of minimalism and lo-fi.” It’s clear, comparing other Zebra Katz tracks to “Stunt”, that there was change in production tools. The band’s debut single “Ima Read”, covered by Azealia Banks on her 2012 mixtape Fantasea, is a bare, two-bar beat. A

video accompanying the track sees Morgan and Foxxx posing on boulders in a barren desert just outside LA, wearing clothes custom-made by Mattsson. Directed by Grace Ladoja, famed for her music videos for elusive London singer Twiggs, the film was showcased to a packed space at London’s Horse Hospital. The pair certainly have full diaries for the rest of 2013. “I have so many plans,” says Morgan. “I’m going to be releasing a mixtape real soon, and then mid-summer I’ll work on my debut album. I’d like to continue collaborating with designers and artists for sure, and hopefully get into making some performance art.” As for Mattsson, he left London Collection: Mens with a list of exciting projects to wade into. “First up, I’m working on a capsule collection. But right now, it’s all just tunnel vision.” And with that, the pair go back into the studio, 40s Latin America on their minds.

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SECOND BASE With London certainly no stranger to pop-up shops and concept stores (Time Out would be reduced to a mushy pulp without ‘em, let’s be honest), fashion boutique store MACHINE-A has its work cut out for it. But, after a two-year hiatus following its launch in 2009, and boasting a team directed by its owner Stavros Karelis, Anna Trevelyan - the stylist superheroine to Lady Gaga and Jessie J - and promotions duo Ella Dror and Ashley Smith, the team is serious as cyanide about its second coming: a brand new space, which opens in Soho during Fashion Week. Karelis explains that the brand’s

PHOtOGRAPHY - Daniella Maiorano inaugural store in London was launched to “test the market; promote emerging designers, innovation, great products and interesting new fashion enterprises,” alongside carrying pieces from more established brands like Mugler, Raf Simons and MCM. The shop’s new Berwick Street address is all set to showcase affordable limited edition items from a crop of hand-picked designers, exclusive one-off collaborations and visually stimulating window displays. Trevelyan highlights the importance of choosing designers who “have a strong understanding of the brand and a clear vision of its future”, with

Karelis adding that “graduate and emerging designers are a key part of the store concept”. Both Karelis and Trevelyan are thrilled to have young menswear designer Alex Mattsson (see Rollacoaster’s interview with him on page 12) on board, offering limited edition T-shirts as well as an intriguing installation that they’re giddily keeping schtum about. Watch this shop-shaped space - it’s about to get hella colourful. MACHINE-A opens on February 17.

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Question. How do you spot one of Scarborough boy Bobby Abley’s kitsch, surrealist menswear designs? Keep your eyes peeled for cartoon-esque doodles and his whimsical teddy bear logo-cum-mascot, that’s how. After graduating from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in 2010 with a collection full of audacious, multi-coloured bondage straps - all topped with Mickey Mouse-inspired headgear, naturally - Abley went on to work at Alexander McQueen before producing his first stand-alone collection for spring/summer 2013. “Mixing sportswear with tailoring and a spoonful of sugar”, Abley’s latest offering didn’t drift from his established hit-ofacid clothing psyche, with the collection focusing largely on prints referencing anything from the bluebirds in Disney’s Snow White to oversized illustrated gemstones. The Mickey Mouse gimp mask also lived on: this time recreated in soft pastel hues. Why the childlike obsession with ‘toons? Of his clothing, Abley says he wants it to “remove the wearer from reality” by “trying to bring his fantasy wardrobe to life”. In fact, if there was one personality he’d most like to see in his outfits, it would be - you’ve guessed it - Mickey Mouse, who Abley describes as “the ultimate icon”. For autumn/winter 2013, Abley’s narrative sticks to a fetishistic take on the comic strip, but this time including forays into the realms of “all things outer space”. Subdued greys and metallics may form the base palette of the collection, but Abley “mixed in print and primary colours to add a Jetsons feel” to the pieces, taking the Bobby Abley bear on “a quest of the fourth kind”. Pulling inspiration from the black and white TV series The Twilight Zone and “fusing it with elements of Astro Boy”, a tonguein-cheek vibe resides firmly at the core of Abley’s fantastical work. Having already caught the attention of a certain Dame Vivienne Westwood, Abley’s brain is still “bursting with ideas for next season”. While remaining coy about the details, Abley provocatively admits that “collaborations may happen in the near future”. So expect to be seeing a lot more of Mr. Bobby Abley... and that omnipresent bear.

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SHAPE SHIFTING Launched by former DJ Massimo Giorgetti in 2008, MSGM is an emerging Italian fashion brand whose debut line for spring/summer 2010 presented a print named “Electrocardiogram Acid Multicolour” (LOL). MSGM quickly became a hit with fashion bloggers worldwide, its atomic fusion of crisp Italian tailoring and kaleidoscopic patterns making for fun, spontaneous ensembles. For spring/summer 2013, MSGM womenswear moves away from the darker floral foundations of the previous season and evolves into a more globetrotting collection Reworking African, Navajo and

Kashmiri prints with vibrant jewel tones, Giorgetti added a contemporary twist with panther and monkey-shaped pattern blocking. “Confusion with a sense” is how Giorgetti describes the clothes, explaining his fascination with “playing with colours and shapes that apparently don’t work together, but ultimately create an innovative look”. For the boys, the designer positions the line firmly within sportswear tailoring, with blousons and crew neck sweaters styled with city shorts and chinos for preppy, varsity-inspired looks. Stocked at ASOS and my-wardrobe.

com, Giorgetti reveals that the brand’s next step is to set up a standalone MSGM store in London. And with the recent success of designers such as Mary Katrantzou and Katie Eary notably shifting the sartorial limelight onto print and pattern, 2013 is expected to be a breakthrough year for MSGM. With the brand’s first collection tipped by Vogue Italia as “revelatory”, we anticipate seeing a lot more of Massimo Giorgetti, and his noisy, in-your-face printwear, for a li’l while yet.

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London lass Lily Allen has

in the form of a last min-

“Another Love”, the opening

Ahead of his debut slot at

just signed him to her label

ute slot at the Queen of

track of Odell’s 2012 debut

the Royal Festival Hall, Tom

In The Name Of, and the

Hoxton pub. “There were,

EP Songs From Another

Odell muses to Rollacoaster

critical establishment has

like, ten people there, yet

Love, a hopeful sweetheart

on his biggest love affair

given him an approving nod

one of them happened to

attempts to ensnare

to date. But it isn’t with a

with a Brits Critics’ Choice

be a friend of a friend of

piano-playing Odell’s at-

girl - it’s with London. Now

Award last year.

Lily.” The would-be A&R

tention, but to no avail.

scout talked Odell’s sound

Does music often take prec-

based in the city’s Bethnal

It’s been a long time com-

Green area after a child-

ing. Odell skilfully mines a

up to Allen, who wound up

edence over his social life?

hood spent in the Chich-

rich vein of heart-wrenching

meeting him for a drink.

“Yeah, it’s been the demise

ester countryside, Odell is

piano pop, pitched some-

“She took me into Columbia

of every relationship I’ve

crushing hard on the capi-

where between Joni Mitch-

Records [who own In The

ever had,” he deadpans.

tal. “The village just wasn’t

ell’s free-spirited improv-folk

Name Of] and we went for

“Music has been the reason

for me,” he says. “In London,

and John Martyn’s lovelorn

a beer. It was kind of odd,

there’s so much culture to

lyricism, but it took months

but she’s been really sup-

absorb.” The love’s recipro-

of flyering around London

portive ever since.”

cal: after all, archetypal

before his big break came,

In the video for single

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Peeking out from under their shaggy fringes, Parakeet - comprising post-punk act Yuck’s bassist Mariko Doi on vocals and James Thomas, drummer for lo-fi folk rockers The History of Apple Pie – take The Horrors’

Primary Colours and drench it in a few more dozen lay-

recently disbanded S.C.U.M.

it

TOY, The Horrors and the

,

the tie-dyed shoegaze of

ecstasy

revivalist purple patch than

grungy

rock’s current full-on 90s

, chords

shoegazing fast plunges ollacoaster

R andpost

There’s nothing that screams

ers of unearthly feedback

our other projects, about

sugary pop vocals soar

and rheumatic tremolo play.

three years ago. It’s been

across blisteringly distorted

Needless to say, it’s a great

a waiting game; we’re try-

guitar lines – typically, they

deal of fun.

ing to find time to start

are sung half in Japanese

As Rollacoaster chat to

working on it properly.”

(her native language) and

the duo over a vast plate

“This year, Parakeet is

of chocolate digestives -

going to be a massive jug-

EP is all about my experi-

one of the only regular

gling act as we’re so busy

ences,” Doi says. “‘Tomorrow’

props in our shoot loca-

with our other bands,” he

is about a person who only

tion, the colourful, eerie

continues. The act’s debut

cares about results rather

east London flat of ce-

EP, Shonen Hearts, which

than enjoying processes -

lebrity-chef-turned-artist

Doi explains is a “playful

someone who only thinks

Sue Kreitzman - Thomas

but naïve” blend of grunge,

about the future and can’t

explains why he’s uneasy

shoegazing, pop-punk and

enjoy the present.”

with the band’s “super-

new wave, was self-released

group” label. “We actually

back in November. On lead

started Parakeet before

single “Tomorrow”, Doi’s

the rest, English. “I guess the

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meal grab a into – scuzzy cymbals tremolo

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in London of 2012, and 22-year-old South African producer and multiinstrumentalist Yannick Iluga is warming his hands on a mug of grey coffee. “I have this huge attraction to guitars,” he tells Rolla-

coaster. “When I was 16, I’d go to my friend’s house and fool around with his until I taught myself how to play.” Recognised for bringing together deep, soulful

vocals with Afro-electronic

New Wave; very dark, lo-fi

from a UK tour with Foals,

beats, Iluga - stage name

electro stuff.”

in which, rumour has it, he

Petite Noir – has even been

Perhaps surprisingly, Iluga

met the band’s frontman

referred to as the nation’s

claims he’s not interested

Yannis Philippakis during a

best export since kwaito

in dubstep or South African

bad acid trip in Cape Town.

(think Afro-house music with

sounds at all. He says he

He laughs, “No, I didn’t give

deep synth-y bass lines and

grew up listening to a range

Yannis acid. I have no idea

rap overtones).

of artists, from “the stuff my

why he said that, I don’t

sisters were playing” to Lamb

even know what acid looks

electro-pop band Popskarr

of God, and, more recently,

like, man.” It was only in

with producer Spoek Math-

A$AP Rocky. “You can’t force

November that the reserved

ambo, Iluga labels his own

the sound you make,” he

singer was signed to Lon-

output “noir wave”. “I feel

says. “My mind is a story

don label Domino off the

really stupid when I explain

bank of everything I’ve ever

back of debut single “Till We

this,” he says modestly. “Noir

learnt, and whatever I put

wave is basically post-punk:

out comes from that.”

As a former member of

it’s African music mixed with

Iluga has just returned

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GO GO GIRLS  main topic. There shouldn’t

CLUB

Not that we found out the

be the need to talk about

hard way or anything, but

it. We want to get to the

it’s safe to say Fake Club

point where it no longer

are sick of talking about

matters at all.”

their gender. Being a five-

They may come across

girl act (Rosie Oddie, Vicky

as stony-faced, but if Fake

Warwick, Chloe Askew,

Club stands for anything,

Carmen Vandenberg and

it’s that driving a double

Aicha Djidjelli) is a cosy

decker through the doors

novelty for an NME-doting

of indie rock convention

UK press obsessed with

can be a hell of a lot of

male guitar heroes, and

fun. The band’s DIY mani-

lead Fender-wielder Van-

festo is thus: start a club

denberg’s frustration is

night as means of debut-

plain to see. “We basically

ing new material in front

don’t want it to be the

of a small, invite-only

crowd every month; host it

stocked in bars and clubs

at a secret north London

across London) on March 1

space, which doubles up

at their Holloway hangout,

as a recording studio, and

scene of their Rollacoaster

launch a self-made, self-

shoot. Straying from their

funded, politically-focused

usually energised punk

zine at the nights, themed

rock ethos, new single

around the concepts ex-

“Over and Over” is about

plored in their newest

the disappointment that

songs.

precipitates “growing old

The band – who make

and giving up”, lead singer

pedal to the medal scuzz

Oddie explains. It’s a notion

rock a la The Misfits,

that eats its way through

Motörhead and Danzig – are set to launch the first issue of FKR (which will be

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M elody ’ s

E cho

C hamber finest

psych - pop

E X P O R T , of

and magic: four of Parisian musician Melody Prochet’s SPRING/SUMMER 2013 ROLL UP - MELODY’S ROLLACOASTER - ISSUE 7

favourite things. They’re all things – qualities, if you like - that are manifest to hazy, paradisiacal effect in the music of Melody’s Echo Chamber: Prochet’s collaborative project with Kevin Parker of Perth-based psych savants Tame Impala. The

ECHO

twosome released their selftitled LP last year, and it’s a

CHAMBER

beautiful, bilingual mélange of melodic melancholy and, as Prochet puts it, the Perth coast’s “luminosity, warmth, salt, sand and unique breeze”. Its sea-spray synths, solar riffs and crazed guitar solos (courtesy of Parker) trip a fine switch between noise pop and dream-y ambience - Melody’s Echo

Chamber is rare and covetable music for its iridescent

courtesy

gorgeous

chanteuse

SAY CHIC

Pure love, dreams, bliss

P aris ’

M elody

lightness. Raised by an artistic mother and a father who played bass in a 70s Italian

has

P rochet

dominated

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for

part

H ere ’ s

of

the year .

why

rock band, Prochet’s grand “voyage de découverte” moved from viola lessons to playing lo-fi, DIY sessions in her “keyboard nerd” big brother’s scratch studio. Having pressed a demo on

Parker (with what Prochet

own, would have done! Our

Parker in 2010, when her

fondly deems his “hilarious

collaborations are blissful.”

then-band My Bee’s Garden

shredding” tendencies on

Having gilded the base

toured with Tame Impala,

guitar) comes in; to take a

alchemy of her tunes with a

her original staid classi-

break-glass hammer to it

drop of Parker’s psychedelic

cal training was something

all, destroying it and add-

pop elixir, Prochet – who

she realised she’d have to

ing “clouds of disorientating

is five tracks (give or take)

shake off to make Melody’s

noise, substance, fuzziness.”

into recording a sopho-

Echo Chamber the record

“The best thing with Kev,”

more LP – is now looking

it is today. She’s fascinated

she says, “is that when he’s

to bring her classical music

by the idea of writing, at

trying a fresh sound or a

sensibility and technique

least initially, in line with a

guitar part I had in mind,

back into the frame. “I’d be

classical instinct, creating

he always gets distracted

really proud and satisfied

tracks that are “harmoni-

really easily and I’m always

with myself if I could marry

cally, naïvely beautiful”,

there to catch him and

both”, she says. “It’s my new

and afterwards taking that

push him to go deeper into

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Love, lust, whatever you want to call it, something’s always in the air in spring. Maybe it’s because we’re thawing out from the frost and starting to shake off our winter layers, but lately Rollacoaster has been feeling frisky. So it’s no surprise that we’re prepping and priming for serious romance with some of our all-time favourite beauty brands (and a few new favourites, too). To start off, we’re banishing the wrinkles from one too many late nights with Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and patting on Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream as a shortcut to flawlessly kissable skin; then we’re putting the colour back into our cheeks and nails with this season’s assortment of blushworthy pinks and nudes.


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Ladies, gents and the weak of knee: a word of warning. Dominik Bauer - the breath-catchingly handsome west German model who opened and closed this season’s Calvin Klein menswear show in Milan – is a dangerously hot new face on the scene, and one of its fastest-rising wunderkinds. Discovered by photographer Niklas Durynek at the wee age of 14, Bauer’s six-years-andcounting rise has seen him propel from relative obscurity (working on small projects with the likes of Wella and Schwarzkopf) to walking in Versace’s S/S13 show. “Modeling, for me, is all about inspiring people,” he tells Rollacoaster. His atmospheric, filmic cover shoot makes for spine-tingling storytelling.


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Here’s the thing with being a female in the rap game: you have to be everything. You have to be young and sexy and you have to go harder than anybody else. Imagine if somebody had asked Biggie to lose weight and squeeze into a Minaj-style sequinned bodysuit. Or if Tupac’s label ordered him to perform every gig topless. Thankfully, through a combination of luck and God-given talent, Angel Haze is a little bit of everything. Barely 21 years old, she’s whippetthin and knows it, showing off her stomach with belly chains and crop tops. Her flow is clipped, controlled and tight: lines hit like a spray of bullets. That infamous delivery is on full display in last year’s explosive “New York”, the Gil Scott Heron-sampling track that saw her hype reach new levels: “Told y’all niggas better get these bitches / ‘Cause I spit ‘til my lips need 16

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stitches,” she snarls. So consider us surprised to encounter the real Angel Haze: soft-spoken and articulate, considered and thoughtful... In short, everything that her music isn’t. “I think it comes with the persona,” she says. “Angel Haze is the bitch. I’m shy and reclusive, but she’s so outlandish and out-there.” 2012 was labelled the banner year for women in rap. Kreayshawn, Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea: all of them signed to major labels, fronted magazine covers and were touted as proof that hip-hop was no longer a man’s game. But out of all of them, Haze has taken the hardest route to get to where she is: until she was 10, she was raised in the Greater Apostolic Faith, a Christian sect she describes as a “cult”. Even when Haze’s mother fled the church,

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rappers and a lot of spilled digi-ink on various music blogs. “Worst beef ever,” sighed SPIN. “Make it stopppp,” pleaded Pitchfork. The whole affair has led to some regretful soul-searching on Haze’s part. “I made a mistake by indulging in that on Twitter,” Haze says, telling Rollacoaster that she wishes she’d never made the two diss tracks in which she famously goes in on Banks’ much-delayed album (“I want you bitches so scared that you mental break / So you’ll forever be broke with expensive taste”). “I made a mistake by saying really mean things,” Haze says. “It’s so immoral to me to do such a thing, and I wish I could retract all of that.” But Banks has waged a crusade against everyone from Nicki Minaj and T.I. to, er, Perez Hilton - surely Haze is being a bit too hard on herself? “I don’t want to build a reputation as a mean girl online,” Haze responds. “I’m not a mean person and I wish instead of saying mean things, I’d said nothing at all.” She hasn’t spoken to Banks since the feud. “I hope she does everything she intends to, I hope she’s colossal. I have no problems with her. I’m guess I’m just disappointed in myself.” A few weeks after we speak, Haze uploads a YouTube video where she apologises for her behaviour Not exactly the aggressive, take-no-prisoners attitude displayed by young rappers like Tyler, The Creator, then. (Banks, for her part, has issued no such apology.) But while other female rappers are still invested in maintaining a hard front, Haze isn’t afraid of emotion. Most incredibly, her recent track “Cleaning Out My Closet” has her admitting to a gut-wrenching history of sexual abuse in the hands of a family friend. “It was about me exorcising demons,” she explains. “Fans, male and female, have written to me on Facebook saying shit like, ‘Dude, you told my life story.’” It even garnered a fan in a certain reclusive rap icon: Missy Elliot (“she DMed me about it on Twitter and we’re set to meet soon”). With lyrics that painstakingly outline the brutality she suffered, it’s not the kind of rap song you’d expect to hear from a major-label artist. Then again, Angel Haze is at her best transcending the petty blows and status symbols of the rap game: she’s too smart, too much of an outsider, to really partake. “I feel like I came into music to inspire people,” she says. “I never wanted it to be about how much money I’m making or any of that. It’s about doing what I came to accomplish, and hopefully I’m doing it in the right way. Other than that,” she concludes, “I couldn’t give a fuck about what any hater has to say about anything.”

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taking her children with her, Haze wasn’t allowed to listen to modern music for fear of eternal damnation. The first rap she ever heard was Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” in a clothes store in the Bronx. She was shopping with her mum, who had no idea Haze had anything but a new T-shirt on her mind. “I was walking around the store for the longest time, just so I could hear the whole song,” Haze says. Bewitched, she got the teenager who lived below her house to lend her his CD player on the sly. “I would just listen to it at night and hide it under my pillow and the next day before anyone woke up, I’d run it downstairs to him,” Haze remembers. That late comingof-age might explain Haze’s voracious appetite for mainstream Magic FM-style artists: she still reps an unlikely love for Jason Mraz and similar touchy-feely type crooners. “I like Tracy Chapman, I like Aimee Mann, I like Ani DiFranco. It’s actually awkward,” she admits, “because everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, you can’t actually listen to this type of stuff.’ It’s the stigma attached to the genre. People don’t expect rappers to like anything but rap.” What about that DiFranco song, “You Had Time”? That’s got to count as one of the best breakup anthems ever. “I am SUPER EXCITED we’re talking about Ani DiFranco!” she shouts. You wouldn’t expect a rapper who boasts “Bitches on my dick ‘cause I’m severely intellectual / Bitches on my dick because I’m also way bisexual ” to be into weepy folk. Then again, Haze’s first attempts at rhyme did manifest themselves via confessional poetry (“My first poem was a suicide poem!”). A classmate in high school, impressed, suggested she try her hand at rapping. “It took me a while to work out that poetry and rap coincide,” Haze says. “Poets can string an orchestra of words over words and make it so beautiful, and rappers do that too. It’s just all really the art of words.” But once she got the hang of it, she’d spend hours with a notepad in hand, scribbling down lyrics. “It’s like chocolate - if your parents have banned it and you taste it for the first time, you want to eat it every day. I’ve developed an appetite for music that is insatiable. It feels like something that will never be fulfilled.” If it were only that easy. Nowadays, would-be rap hopefuls don’t just have to cultivate a fierce image and rep their music, they also need to be their own PR mogul, complete with a hashtag-ready fanbase. Hence Nicki Minaj’s fan-tribe of “Barbies”, or Haze’s own “Gypsy Militia”. But being pushed into the spotlight has its drawbacks, too. Witness the monumental fallout when Haze and Azealia Banks got into a Twitter fight of epic proportions, spawning three (arguably sub-par) diss tracks between the two


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The modern man is, at least in Rollacoaster’s mind, a hero of smut romance; a Herculean prince brooding sophisticated opinions on art, love and life. Dream on, right? If there’s ever been a brand made for this wonder-boy of trade, it’s Diesel. Their trademark phrase, “For successful living”, falls a little short of describing the testosterone-fuelled daring of their latest S/S13 collection, Tough Sensibility. A mixture of worn denim trousers and bomber jackets with revealing boxer-briefs and boyish cotton pullovers, the collection drags tough, masculine Rebel Without A Causereviving menswear into 2013. Swoon.

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The first time Charlotte Aitchison went to a full-pelt, dusk-‘til-dawn Hackney warehouse rave, she was with her mum and dad. And 14 years old. “My parents would drop me off at midnight, go for dinner, come back, then rave ‘til like 6am. ‘There’s that weird raving family,’ everyone used to say. We were like The Addams Family meets Party Monster. It was a strange time, but they were supportive.” Aitchison, who’d come to be known onstage as Charli X-rated Cunt X-rated, a name later diplomatically abbreviated to Charli XCX by her label, is currently alt. pop’s truest rabble-rouser. Obsessed with The Cure as much as she is Britney (Aitchison sprinted across the studio

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floor at her Rollacoaster shoot when SpearsVS-will.i.am track “Scream & Shout” came on the radio, hollering along to its “YOU ARE NOW ROCKIN’ WITH WILL.I.AM AND BRITNEY, BITCH!” mantra), her visceral take on modern bubblegum-rave, mixed with lyrics steeped in self-doubt, dread and innuendo make for complex, stand-alone, preoccupying pop music. Hers is a very modern kind of rise to fame: sing at a bunch of small, unsightly, unattended gigs (her first live performance was in a space above a pub in Mile End, London - “I took two friends and got them to dance on stage with me. They were so awkward, and it was like the funniest thing ever”). Then get picked up

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first proper West Coast press trip reinforced her family-instilled sense of tunnel vision individuality. “I was doing the producer rounds I guess, which I hated,” she says. “Meeting people and doing sessions, it was really weird. It was a bad pop scene in my opinion. I’ve always been 100% in control of my shit, I’ve never let anyone like push me down an alley and everything I’ve ever done is because I wanted to do it. I’ve never been worried about that. “I remember being at someone’s house there for a recording session. I’d just had my GCSE results come through and my mum and friends rang me. I’m terrible when it comes to smoking weed, and I was like ‘I’m so badass, I’m in LA - why don’t I just smoke a blunt?’ Then I basically had a fucking freak-out in the studio. I was trying to be really cool and hide it and had to go outside and lie down. I was gone for like an hour, totally freaking out. I couldn’t even look in the mirror, or stare into the light or hear or anything. It was pretty funny.” Following this, and singles “You’re The One” and “Nuclear Sessions”, Aitchison released mixtapes Heartbreakes and Earthquakes and Super Ultra, the latter featuring a track with permanently day-glo adorned online star (and Grimes collaborator) Brooke Candy. The tune, “Cloud Aura”, is dreamy, rhythmically off-kilter trap. “My mixtapes are a product of the internet, so I wanted them to sound like the internet – crossing the boundaries of reality constantly; totally fantastical. I want people to feel like they’re watching a film when they listen, sensualised by what I’m saying.” Her debut LP, out this spring, sees Aitchison adopt a far more traditional album-writing mindset. “Super cinematic, super colourful, visual and juicy” is the order of the day. “I’ve always wanted to make that classic pop object. No gimmick, no fucking bullshit. It should have a theme - not like a narrative, it’s not about the streets - but, like, all the songs are about love.” Aitchison approaches music making holistically: tune writing is only the first stage of production. Getting sleeve artwork right, for example, is high priority in camp XCX (she helped create cover imagery for both mixtapes). “I used to spend hours in HMV picking up CDs that I loved the artwork for - I’d never notice the artist. Then I’d be like ‘Oh, I don’t like that it’s actually death metal.’” Don’t expect a standard trip down Brat-Rap Road (“I’ve nothing against Ke$ha, but I wouldn’t play her in my car,” she says). Charli XCX’s first major long player outing will be a polished, tenderly constructed love letter. “It should be full of magical songs; magic moments.” Like a tin of Quality Street? “Yeah, exactly!”

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by an A&R scout at a scene-y, blacked-out-windows venue (a sprightly 16-year-old Aitchison was approached during one her east London rave jaunts and signed to Atlantic shortly after). Finally, drip-feed the music media with a series of elusive, irresistible singles (2008’s “Emeline/Art Bitch” and “!Franchesckaar!” were brill, bratty outings, prompting coverage in Pitchfork and Vice.com). Raised in Hertfortshire, Aitchison spent her early adolescence starting Spice Girls tribute bands with school mates and miming to Madonna and Disney soundtracks (she says a hairbrush-cum-mic was practically glued to her hand). Precociously free-spirited, she was bred into creative stock: her mum is a Ugandan nurseturned-fashion designer (“she was kicked out of the country by Idi Amin”) who reinvents vintage items; her a dad an ex-rock gig promoter. “He ran a really small-time club in a village called Bishop Stortford named The Triad,” she says. “He’d brag that Zoe Ball DJ-ed there - she was his favourite. I was like ‘yeah, cool Dad’. It wasn’t cool. He put on the Sex Pistols though, and had like Bob Marley and Siouxsie Sioux there too. My parents always encouraged me to do my thing, to be free like they’re free. They were always just like, ‘Wear weird shit, do what you want.’ They let me be me.” Before signing to Atlantic, Aitchison was involved with a tiny independent label named Orgy, who happened to own a recording studio near her family home. It was there she mastered the “Emeline”/ “!Francesckaar!” double A-side. “Orgy had never actually signed anyone before, and they were like, ‘Maybe we could try something.’ It was never anything serious... But then it kind of turned a bit serious. I put out some really bad songs. I’m not in any way embarrassed by my past, but for me my musical journey really started when I got taken on by Atlantic and released ‘Stay Away’”. The track - a thumping, echo-ey pop production that recalls the streetlamp-lit mood of 80s divas Bonnie Tyler, C.C. Catch and Cyndi Lauper - was pieced together by cult beatmaker Ariel Reichstadt (Diplo, Blood Orange, Solange), who sought Aitchison out for a brainstorm. “Atlantic had taken me to LA when Ariel contacted my manager saying he really wanted to work with me. “I went to his house, and we wrote ‘Stay Away’ in a shed at the back of his garden. He’s into Napoleon Dynamite and obsessed with Barbara Streisand; really cool. It was magical. I wrote the melodies and lyrics and he fucked with them. He’s like my musical brother.” Aitchison’s experiences in LA during her


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stockholm, January 2013: elektra kilbey walked into her apartment building’s elevator. standing next to her was Frida lyngstad. From abba. stuck in a lift with her hero, kilbey froze, blushed and spent the journey studying the carpet. when lyngstad got out, elektra rang miranda, her twin sister and other half of pop duo say lou lou. they both screamed. “our family went crazy,” says miranda. their parents, who live in the flat next door, peered out of the window with binoculars in the hope of spotting the star, too. “i’d been dreaming a lot about abba, and i was totally convinced that the meeting was a sign from above, that Frida was passing something on to us,” says elektra. “the future’s calling for amazing swedish pop to be made.” and in say lou lou, amazing

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swedish pop has arrived. it’s easy to see why “maybe You”, their single released last year, has caused such a ruckus. debuts don’t come more sophisticated. their yearning voices glide over the sparsest of guitar and synth lines. it sounds pristine, fully formed, and the space between each note is heavy with despondency. then there’s the song’s striking, noirish video, which casts the sisters as amorous rivals and features a scene with the pair in bed, separated by a two-timing lover. “our grandmother thought it was a threesome,” cackles elektra. “it’s more about our relationship,” says miranda. “someone gets between us, a man in this case, but in the end we choose each other.” this sibling solidarity was clear when they first began making music two decades ago. playtime meant performing shrill covers

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miranda. “the others could look a bit crazy.” posh would probably approve of their trademark anguished expressions, but the pair reckon their pouts can mislead. “when we first meet people they expect two ice queens, but we’re always jumping around, being silly,” says elektra. in the flesh, they talk and sing over each other with giddy abandon, similarly to how they interact in unison on record. it’s one forceful voice, but the intrigue lies in the knowledge that it’s coming from two defined personalities, who happened to be born four minutes apart. “we never felt like the same entity,” says elektra. “From an early age we went to separate schools, and had different friends and tastes.” however, they’ve found “twin power” does have practical uses. “miranda used to break up with my boyfriends for me on the phone as i was too nervous,” elektra reveals. there’s comfort in touring with family too, although claustrophobia can set in. “right now, we need space,” states miranda. “we’ve survived the last two decades though, so we have a few more years together yet without killing each other!” say lou lou are currently preparing their debut album, due for release by the end of the year. expect the same luxurious bleakness, they say, only on a bigger scale. “we’ve tried to do ‘i’m so happy dancing at the parties’ songs,” sighs miranda, “but ‘upbeat’ for us is probably melancholy mid-tempo. we simply love power ballads.” “Julian”, their forthcoming single “about saving a man”, retains a sense of aural pathos. the kilbeys find the prospect of emerging from arguably the world’s finest pop market more empowering than daunting. “it’s about swedish working morals and dedication,” says elektra. “miranda and i are perfectionists, and in pop music that’s only a good thing.” plus, swedes don’t suffer sub-par pop, says miranda, “... otherwise you’re a laughing stock.” she points to robyn, who’s been performing since she was a teen, as an example of scandinavian graft. “we’re not entirely swedish, however, so we can be a bit lazy at times,” she winks. the coming months see them tour europe with hurts - but don’t compare miranda and elektra to theo and adam. “we’re a duo, and we like black and white stuff. that’s the sole connection,” says miranda. “hurts are very theatrical and they put on shows with dancers, opera singers, violins and leather gloves. we’re very new to the live part of the artistry. we’re just singing. Just chillin’.” not that there’ll be much chilling happening for a while: the say lou lou charm is enough to thaw even the iciest great aunts.

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of songs their mum wrote in her swedish punk band, and recording demos in their australian musician dad’s studio. aged three, they wrote a nonsensical masterpiece called “the Chicka Chicka boom boom song”. their uncle sent a tape to an aussie radio station; it was played on air and later featured on a compilation. “i think we earned two or three dollars each from that song,” says miranda. the wistfulness permeating their songwriting echoes a creative upbringing spread across continents 10,000 miles apart. their parents split when the girls were four, and for a while they swapped their native sydney for stockholm. “mum wanted to bring us up in the real motherland,” says elektra. after that, they ricocheted back and forth, including a stint at an australian high school. the result: a lifetime of geographical displacement. and plenty of airmiles. it was in sweden where the say lou lou project was started in summer 2011. miranda was working in a restaurant while elektra was a substitute teacher, intent on returning to oz to study social anthropology at uni. after hearing them sing, a friend introduced them to producers addeboy Vs Cliff and patrik berger, who co-wrote robyn’s “dancing on my own”. they recorded “maybe You” and uploaded it to soundcloud. within a week, the demo was snapped up by kitsuné, the parisian electronic trend spotters who discovered two door Cinema Club and la roux. “it was overwhelming,” muses miranda. “we only put the song up for our Facebook friends - we didn’t have a plan. since then we haven’t had time to catch our breath.” say lou lou recently signed to a new major label, but they’re keeping coy about its identity for now. they looked to their roots for band name inspiration. lou lou was a “deeply unpleasant” late great aunt. “she told people they were fat, even strangers!” says elektra. “our nana brought us to her deathbed and thought she could only be charmed by two sweet blonde babies; instead, she muttered, ‘they have ugly feet. Get them away from me.’” despite their cinematic, 60s-inspired dress sense, captured by photographers like andreas Öhlund and david burton, the pair insist fashion is “very secondary” to their music. if they could return to a previous era, they’d actually choose the 90s - if only for its superlative girl groups. they cried watching destiny’s Child reform at the superbowl, and swoon over the era’s crop-top-friendly, baggy fashion crazes, “but only if you keep it simple with levi’s and don’t overdo your brows,” says elektra. “the only spice Girl that managed to look good the whole time was posh,” notes


Charlotte wears shirt by CHALAYAN at MACHINE-A and number print jeans by ASHISH. Left:: Charlotte wears shirt by DSQUARED2, jacket by CHRISTOPHER SHANNON and jeans by ARMANI JEANS

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Kaia wears jacket by NIKE, shirt by BERNHARD WILLHELM and jeans by ALEX MATTSSON both at MACHINE-A. Right: Kirstie wears England shirt stylist’s own, jeans by ASHISH, socks by PUMA and shoes by DIADORA


Kaia wears shirt by ASHLEY WILLIAMS at MACHINE-A and jeans by DIESEL. Left: Kaia wears shirt by LOUISE GRAY at MACHINE-A and vintage jeans by LEE Hair TEIJI UTSUMI at TERRIE TANAKA using BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Makeup ISAMAYA FFRENCH at SAINT LUKES ARTISTS using JURALIQUE and KRYOLAN Set Design GEORGE LEWIN Photographic Assistance DAISY WALKER Fashion Assistance ALFIE JAMES GARDNER and MATT KING Hair Assistance NAO MATSUO Makeup Assistance EMMA HOLDEN Models KAIA and KIRSTIE BRITTAIN both at STORM MODELS and CHARLOTTE GRACE at UNION MODELS


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FASHION - Francesca Turner

Large agate aqua silk scarf by MONICA VINADER and mauve polyester top by ROCHAS

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Black and white knitted bra by JAMES LONG, black cotton jacket by SIMONE ROCHA and grey trousers with white bow by J.W. ANDERSON


From left to right: Black embroidered wool jacket by MARNI, large black and white silk scarf by MONICA VINADER, white 2-tone sleeveless dress by DAKS and black and beige shoes by CHANEL. jacket by KENZO


Point D’Orgue silk scarf by HERMÈS, jacket and trousers both by CHANEL and pale lilac chunky shoes by MARQUES’ ALMEIDA Hair YOSHITAKA MIYAZAKI using BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Makeup LINDA ANDERSSON using M.A.C COSMETICS Nail Technician LINDA ANDERSSON using REVLON Photographic Assistance KATHERINE HAY Fashion Assistance LISA M JOHNSON Model SOPHIE YALL at IMG MODELS


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Emma wears python sandals and Felix wears leather high-top sneakers both by UGG AUSTRALIA

PHOtOGRAPHY - VALERIA CHERCHI FASHION - FRANCESCA TURNER Synonymous with tailored, form-fitting fashion, UGG’s newest collection sees the brand grabbing a breather this spring. The new coolly clean, understated range benefits from uncompromising minimalism - there’s a strict “no fuss” rule in the men’s Rush footwear collection, for instance, showcased here. This isn’t the urban, sporty UGG lifestyle of recent memory; it’s UGG for

the cool kids. The two-tone suede tie-ups stray slightly off piste for the brand, and to eyecatching, sleek effect. With fresh white blouses and harem-shaped denims, there’s a Marrakesh influence here too, as echeod in the billowing men’s apparel and ornate coloured patterns. Spring not quite in your step yet? Just wait.

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Felix wears grey boat shoes by UGG AUSTRALIA

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Opposite and below: Emma wears loose lilac slip dress by MARQUES’ ALMEIDA and Felix wears green, cream and navy wool shirt from ROKIT, black long-sleeved top by AMERICAN APPAREL and black slim jeans by TOPMAN

Emma wears fringe bag and synthetic patent and leopard slip-on sandals both by UGG AUSTRALIA

Right: Emma wears black silk top by TOPSHOP and dark grey jeans from ROKIT


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Felix wears leather and denim boat shoes and Emma wears white platform sneakers both by UGG AUSTRALIA

Emma wears leopard sandals by UGG AUSTRALIA

Clockwise from left: Emma wears nude jacquard nightwear slip dress by TOPSHOP; Emma wears clothing (as before); Felix wears striped long-sleeved shirt from MINT VINTAGE and blue slim jeans by TOPMAN and Emma wears white silk top by TOPSHOP and asymmetric blue jeans by ASHISH


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Emma wears white platform sneakers by UGG AUSTRALIA and top and jeans (both as before) Hair ADAM BENNETT at SERGIO GIANNASSO HAIR & MAKEUP using STRUCTURE HAIR Makeup RIONA O’SULLIVAN using M.A.C COSMETICS Photographic Assistance MATT MORAN Fashion Assistance LEONIE VOLK Models EMMA MACTAGGART at ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT LONDON and FELIX RADFORD at SELECT MODEL MANAGEMENT Special thanks LUCA PICCOLO and FRANK THE DOG

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Idina wears jumper from BEYOND RETRO, floral dress by HOUSE OF HOLLAND, black socks by TABIO and boots by DR. MARTENS; Sadie wears jumper from BEYOND RETRO, maxi skirt by HOUSE OF HOLLAND, black socks by TABIO, shoes Sadie’s own, ring by DOMINIC JONES and choker and bracelets all stylist’s own

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Niall wears red and white striped trousers and blue, white and red cardigan both by TOMMY HILFIGER, shoes by CONVERSE and tie dye T-shirt by DR. MARTENS; Harry wears blue, white and red jumper and jeans both by TOMMY HILFIGER

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Niall wears yellow mohair jumper by DESIGNERS REMIX, striped long sleeved top by UNIQLO, jeans by WESC, shoes by CONVERSE, rings Niall’s own and choker stylist’s own; Sadie wears orange jumper and jumpsuit both by RELIGION, boots by DR. MARTENS and choker and earring both stylist’s own


Idina wears floral dress by RELIGION, jumper by YMC, shoes by PACO RABANNE and ring by DOMINIC JONES; Sadie wears floral dress by RELIGION, jumper by YMC, shoes by PACO RABANNE, rings all by DOMINIC JONES and earring (as before)


Harry wears striped long sleeved top by WESC and jeans by TOMMY HILFIGER; Sadie wears jumper by WESC, denim shorts by TOMMY HILFIGER and rings (all as before); Niall wears dungarees by DIESEL, striped T-Shirt by JOSEPH ABBOUD, shoes by CONVERSE and jewellery (all as before) Hair DANIEL MARTIN at ART+COMMERCE using ORIBE Makeup LUCY BRIDGE at JED ROOT using CHANEL LES BEIGES and S/S13 Photographic Assistance KLAUS BLUMENRATH and TINE SIMI BRUN Fashion Assistance KAM DHILLON and STEPHEN HOCKADAY Hair Assistance KAZUKI FUJIWARA Digital Operator ARTMEDIA LONDON Production BOYD Models IDINA MAY MONCREIFFE and SADIE PINN both at SELECT MODEL MANAGEMENT, NIALL UNDERWOOD at FM MODEL AGENCY and HARRY ROYDS at NEXT MODELS Special thanks MY BROTHER BOB and BIG SKY LIGHTING


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Glow On Blush in Soft Pink (P324)

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Tokyo cosmetics atelier shu uemura, have, it seems, their heads and hearts firmly wedged in the clouds. Known for their sophisticated, sleek cosmetics ranges, the revered brand’s latest collection for spring, Blossom Dream, sees them delve deep into a dreamlike sense of simplicity and perfection. Seriously, glancing through the soft-coloured range is like climbing into a delicious, mutant bean-bagsized marshmallow. Inspired by the colour nuances and ephemeral delicacy of flower petals, the limited edition offerings showcase an array of textures and pastel floral shades. Shu uemura’s mastermind, Chief International Make-up Artist Yuki Asano, claims: “The eyeshadow colours work perfectly for monochromatic colour coordination.” Sold. The collection, which brings together a suite of eyeshadows plus gloss and matte lipsticks amid a horde of other goodies, includes a series of relaunched Unmask Cleansing Oils that shu uemura’s eponymous founder first launched in 1967. He went on to establish the company in 1983, meaning that shu uemura celebrate their 30th birthday this year. Long may the brand – and Rollacoaster’s fresher, youngerlooking face – continue.


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Left: Gloss Unlimited in Shimmering Sweet Pink (PK40G) Below: Unmask Palette in Blue All products shu uemura S/S13

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Black and white knitted knickers by PRADA and asymmetric ruffle tank by J.W. ANDERSON

ANGELIC UPSTARTS PHOtOGRAPHY - RORY VAN MILLINGEN FASHION - MATILDA GOAD


White knit with red body panel by SPORTMAX and micro noir perforated bikini bottoms by ERĂˆS


Silk knitted bodysuit by PRADA


One shoulder black top by TOPSHOP UNIQUE and patent leather perforated skirt by VERSUS


Green leather top by MARNI and white pencil skirt by RIVER ISLAND


Black cotton mesh dress by CHANEL

Hair KOTA SUIZU at BALCONY JUMP using BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Makeup ELIAS HOVE at JED ROOT using BOBBI BROWN COSMETICS Casting NIC BURNS at STAR & CO Photographic Assistance SOFIE MIDDERNACHT Fashion Assistance SABRIYA HAMID, LEAH BENNETT and LEONIE VOLK Makeup Assistance JEMMA GRACE Model ELEANOR HAYES at SELECT MODEL MANAGEMENT


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SUBWAY SECT PHOtOGRAPHY - JUSTIN BORBELY

FASHION - STEVE MORRISS


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All clothing DSQUARED2 S/S13 Hair NICOLE KAHLANI at THE BOOK AGENCY using KIEHL’S Makeup DANIELLE KAHLANI at THE BOOK AGENCY using SHISEIDO Photographic Assistance ALEX HOOD Fashion Assistance SAM CARDER Production MURRAY ARTHUR at THE BOOK AGENCY Model PAOLO GALLARDO at SELECT MODEL MANAGEMENT


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