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- A magazine to feed you with inspiration -


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TABLE OF CONTENTS PROLOGUE

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CHAPTER I - Youth Obsession

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CHAPTER II - No Homo

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CHAPTER III - Sex

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CHAPTER IV - Rags to Riches, Bitches

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CHAPTER V - Instinct

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CHAPTER VI - Parallel Universe

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PROLOGUE

- I almost started to believe that the world would actually end on

the 21st of December, 2012. I started to believe this, because it seemed that we can not invent something that is brand-new. Everything has already been done in the field of art, fashion and music. I even heard that the computer industry is showing signs of stagnation. So I drew my conclusion that humanity is done for and that it wouldn’t be such a bad idea if a big meteorite would come and crush us all.

But oh boy, was I wrong. The current trends made me realize that

we will be able to reinvent ourselves for a long time. The formula is simple, namely combining existing, outdated elements to create something new. Just think how many combinations you can make with the digits 1 to 9. A very comforting thought, I thought. Good examples of these trends are Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Instagram, films like ‘The Artist’, and so on.

In this magazine, I’m using this formula to supply new inspira-

tion. I combine already existing images so that together, they will tell a new story. Sometimes, you will find some new images that I’ve put together in collaboration with some awesome photographers. Or pictures that I took myself. My goal is to feed you, and by eating my inspiration, you’ll hopefully be able to create something that nobody has ever seen before.

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CHAPTER I - Youth Obsession -

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- Suddenly, now that I’ve reached the age of 24 years, I realize that I no

longer can get away with a sentence beginning with “When I grow up, I ...”. I already live the live in which I grew up. And I notice that I am not the only one who has noticed this. Nostalgia seems to be a trend at the moment. Or rather, it has always been a trend. It’s timeless, just like a trench coat. Indeed, each generation is getting older and at one point - to be precise, the point where you have to take the responsibilities of your own life - we long for the carelessness of our youth. No wonder, we are all a bit youth obsessed, some more than others. In the next couple of pages I will show you the youth and it’s perishableness. Also, I did a photo-shoot with talented photographer Dennis Swiatkowski, in which I used some nineties inspired clothes. Because the nineties is the decade where my youth lies.

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‘Dressing up’ Photography and styling Meriam Rouabah Hair and make-up Kiranchandra Kroegman Model Maud @ Beauty Models

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‘Where the young things are’ Photography Dennis Swiatkowski Styling Meriam Rouabah Hair and make-up Lieke Sylvester Model Helen @ Ulla

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Jacket and jeans Levi’s, t-shirt Undefeated

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Longsleeve Reebok, t-shirt Undefeated, skirt Pieces, shoes Reebok, bag and socks stylist’s own

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Jacket and jeans Levi’s, t-shirt Billionaire Boys Club


Jacket Levi’s, t-shirt Billionaire Boys Club


Jacket Levi’s, briefs Calvin Klein, skirt Pieces, top and necklace stylist’s own


Longsleeve Reebok, trousers Yaya, cap Undefeated, shoes Reebok

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T-shirt Calvin Klein, trousers Carhartt, shoes Reebok, sunglasses Lacoste, socks stylist’s own


Blouse Billionaire Boys Club


Sweater Carhartt, skirt Drykorn, sunglasses Lacoste, shoes and socks stylist’s own

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Jacket Levi’s, skirt Pieces, cap photographer’s own, shoes model’s own


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- What makes a man a man? Can a gay man be considered as a man? Is a man

still a man when he wears a skirt? In my world, I’m surrounded by very fashionable people. A world in which a gay man or a man wearing an awesome Givenchy skirt combined with some matching tights is definitely considered a man, but what about the world outside of my bubble? I’m starting to think that the taboo around this subject is a dying breed, but some weeks ago I read an article in the ‘Volkskrant’ newspaper about Frank Ocean coming out of the closet and how the hip-hop industry was responding to that. It made me more realistic about the way people outside of my bubble think about men and gay men in general. The taboo still exists and there are still lots of men out there, gay or straight, coping with their sexuality. In the next couple of pages, I will share some photographs I find interesting around this subject. Images of the macho man and the rapper in particular, because I consider those type of guys as the ones who are scared of not being man-enough. Also, I will share a spread I made with the wonderful photographer Valentina Vos, in which I’ve combined some super-manly hip-hop clothes with some super-girly furs, chanel-like jackets and gay-poses. Just to show the haters that when you’re a man, it doesn’t matter what you wear. The only thing you need is self-confidence. And a pair of balls.

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‘No Homo’ Photography Valentina Vos Styling Meriam Rouabah Hair and make-up Alexandra Borcila Model Maurice @ Tony Jones

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Necklace stylist’s own

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Sweater Billionaire Boys Club, fake fur Liu Jo, cap Zephyr, trousers model’s own


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Blouse Barbour, jacket Vila, trousers Undefeated, briefs Calvin Klein


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Shirt Billionaire Boys Club, fake fur Object, trousers Anne Kluytenaar, cap Zephyr, socks and slippers stylist’s


Hoodie Undefeated, fake fur Liu Jo, trousers Carhartt, cap socks and slippers stylist’s own

Hoodie Undefeated, scarf Mslene Birger, trousers Billionaire Boys Club, shoes Timberland


T-shirt Billionaire Boys Club, fake fur coat Rino & Pelle

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Trousers and t-shirt Carhartt, jacket Anne Kluytenaar, shoes Timberland


Sweater Billionaire Boys Club, fake fur Liu Jo, cap Zephyr, trousers model’s own

T-shirt Carhartt

Briefs Calvin Klein, necklace stylist’s own

Blouse and shorts Undefeated, sweater Billionaire Boys Club


Hoodie Undefeated, fake fur Liu Jo, trousers Carhartt, cap socks and slippers stylist’s own

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Briefs Calvin Klein, sweater Object, necklace model’s own


Trousers Object, briefs Clavin Klein, cap Zephyr, necklace model’s own


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- Another timeless trend would be sex. Because sex always

sells. In the upcoming pages, I would like to share some sexual fetishism or sex fantasies I find intriguing. From voyeurism to dominance, from in-your-face-sex to the more subtle kind of sex. And also cars, because there’s nothing more sexy then a male or female driving an awesome ride.

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‘Car’ Photography Petra Vaessen Styling Meriam Rouabah Hair and make-up Michela De Simone Model Sharon @ Touche


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‘Mac & Cheese’ Photography Petra Vaessen Styling Meriam Rouabah Hair and make-up Kiranchandra Kroegman Model Pia @ Max Models


Skirt and sunglasses Gijsje Ribbens


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- The American Dream. Slumdog Millionaire. Ice Ice Baby. It’s all about the money. Don’t we all wan’t to be rich? But what is richness? Of course, health and happiness are still two important values. But the cash makes things a lot more easier.. It’s true. I find it fascinating what people do with their money sometimes, depending on their tastes. The Rappers, the Nouveau Riche, Mark Zuckerberg. But also, there are the Make Believers. The one’s with the fake Gucci purses, plastic pearls and five dollar eau-de-cologne. They’ll most likely be drinking Cava instead of Champagne. And then you’ll also have the filthy rich people that spend their money in a certain way, that they’ll end up looking cheap anyway.

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‘Straight outta Persia’ Photography Sela Holkeson Styling Meriam Rouabah Hair and make-up Xelly Cabau van Kasbergen Model Aida @ D&A Clothes by New Jurk

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- In the end, we are all animals. We don’t have morals, we don’t

have intelligence, we only have our instincts. What would the world be like if we would go back to our roots and act only by following our instincts? I’ve collected some answers for you, some are liberating, some might be disturbing. But all are remembrances of what you really are and examples of the beastly human behavior we sometimes show.

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- Sometimes, it feels like the world is getting so small. We live

in a time where you can go almost anywhere in the world. And even when you find yourself sipping a great coconut cocktail at the other side of the ocean, you might run in to your former roommate. Luckily, we still have our other universes where we can fly to. You’ll find those in our dreams, in our art, in our films or in our music. The next couple of pages I’ve put together for you contain some examples of places you might find in the parallel universe. Places that are great to escape to from time to time. But when you get back from your little trip, you’ll probably be relieved and feel blessed for the realisticness we live in.

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Yewme  

YEWME is a magazine I curated in which I go over six different subjects that intrigue me. It contains a mixture of my own work and pictures...

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