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SALYSÉ Volume 2: Number 1

January/February 2016

CONTRIBUTORS Kendra BRANKER Ale BONILLA Federica DALL’ORSO Zoljargal ENKHBOLD Phil FERNANDEZ Cheshire ISAACS Aliona KUZNETSOVA Katya KURGANSKA Sonya LAWYER Bruce LUETTERS James PITARRESI

Meet Cover Model

Kyler Garner

Fabulous Designs by Project Runway Winner

Dom Streater


#BTS Shooting the cover with model Kyler Garner, make up artist Brittany Rogers, hair stylist Keisha George, and photographer Sonya Lawyer!

SALYSÉ Magazine is a photography magazine, featuring beauty, fashion, and conceptual art editorials. We do not seek to define beauty with one narrow idea, but with a myriad of viewpoints Vintage is right next to emerging designers, who are right next to established designers. We are looking for creatives who push the envelope, take chances, and disregard the status quo. SALYSÉ Magazine is about sophistication, authenticity, with a touch of eccentricity. ---------FOLLOW https://instagram.com/salysemagazine/ LIKE https://www.facebook.com/salysemagazine SUBSCRIBE http://issuu.com/salysemagazine PURCHASE http://www.magcloud.com ---------Not just a magazine— a movement!


Letter from the Editor

Dear Salysians, Do you follow “Kid President”? (www.kidpresident.com) You should. His posts always bring a smile to my face! The other day on Facebook he posted a quote that read, “Doing nothing is a great way to change nothing.” Start with the first step, and see where that leads. Change is good!

Black, White, and Little Red Photographer: Sonya A. Lawyer; Model: Kyler Garner | T H E Artist Agency; Make Up Artist: Brittany Rogers; Hair Stylist: Keisha George; Dress: Dom Streater.

I am so happy to bring you the second year of SALYSÉ. I made a few changes. We are now published bi-monthly. Added some more text, changed some fonts, revamped the cover. I hope you like the changes. Any questions, concerns, suggestions, or even just a friendly note of encouragement, (we all need a little encouragment every now and then) feel free to email me at editor@salyse.com. As always, I hope you enjoy your escape! Hugs and Love, Sonya Alyse Lawyer Founder & Editor in Chief SALYSÉ Magazine PS Thank you to contributing photographer Cheshire Isaacs for coining the term “Salysians” to describe our loyal followers!!!

Black, White, and Little Red Photographer: Sonya A. Lawyer; Model: Kyler Garner | T H E Artist Agency; Make Up Artist: Brittany Rogers; Hair Stylist: Keisha George; Sweater: Claire Cosby Sweater by Rock-n-Remix.


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DEPECHE MOD Photographer Cheshire Isaacs Models Cynthia Strahan Rivian Villanueva Make Up Artist Mikal Sky

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Water Photographer Aliona Kuznetsova Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist Elisabeth PĂŠclard Models Erine Sokoli Leila Tahiri

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Night Light Photographer Phil Fernandez Model Brittnee Hollenbach Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist Julianne Joi

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Skirt: H & M; Top: Cotton On; Jacket: H & M; Bag: Forever 21.

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Lost in November Photographer Katya Kurganska Models Arina Ozerova Sally Wilson Make Up Artist Marina Dubrovina Wardrobe ZARA Shoes Vintage

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Signs of Spring Photographer Katya Kurganska Fashion Designer Olga Gergel Make Up Artist Marina Dubrovina Model Viktoria ​

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Infrared Photographer Kendra Branker Model Make Up Artist Hair Stylist Deneseia Burton Lighting Assistant Myrna Velez

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PHANTASOS Photographer Ale Bonilla Models Scarlett Kimber Emily Paige Hair Artist Nekesa Mohler Make Up Artist Nekesa Mohler Wardrobe Designer Brian Reidel Hair and Make Up Assistant Dawn Dorminy

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I took inspiration from Phantasos, a Greek God of dreams, who morphs into imagery of earth, rock, water, wood, and other raw elements along with the Metamorphik collection— inspired by nature at its most creative— for a collided transformation. This ignited a look that defines hyperreflectivity with intense explosive texture to create an unexpected metamorphosis. -Nekesa Mohler

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Meet Hair Artist Nekesa Mohler Who are you, where are you from, and what do you do?

You mentioned being educated not just educating; please

My name is Nekesa Mohler, also known as The

explain a little more.

Hairchitect. I am from Kenya, East Africa and I am a

A quote that I really like is that, “Nothing great was ever

hairstylist, educator, and the Chief Operating Officer of

accomplished alone.” You always need someone to help

Next Level Stylist.

facilitate your own education. To be a great educator you have to be a great student. This is what makes

What brought you/inspired you to start a career in the

having mentors so important.

hair industry? Coming from a rough background I wanted to see

What has been the hardest part of the journey so far?

the world in a different way than I ever had before. I

Being confident in my knowledge. One day early in my

wanted to make an impact, to shape tomorrow. I didn’t

career one of my coworkers at Esoterica Studios pulled

quite understand how I was going to accomplish that,

me aside and said, “Nekesa, your skill set is here (raised

but knew that by combining my creative capabilities

her right hand high) but your confidence is here (lowered

and desire to “Be Love” to the world that I would find

her left hand) and if your confidence doesn’t come up to

my niche. That lead me into the beauty industry. I

your skill set, your skill set is useless.

truly believe that beauty changes lives. What is better than being able to make someone look as beautiful

Where do you find your inspiration?

on the outside as they are on the inside? That was the

I grew up hating that I had Synesthesia. But I learned to

“different” way of seeing the world that I was searching

be thankful for it because I feel like I get to experience

for. For the first time I was able to see the world as

the world differently than most. So I find my inspiration

beautiful.

in everything everywhere. I can’t walk by a piece of architecture without lusting over its angles or enjoy a

What advice would you give to people starting their

piece of cotton candy without getting lost in its texture. I

career behind the chair?

can’t listen to a song without thinking about what colors

Realize that it’s like growing plants. That you have to

it creates or enjoy a stroll through the park for all its

start with the seeds and you have to cultivate it and

color harmonies. All my senses constantly cross paths.

water it before it begins to sprout. And slowly it sprouts

Inspiration and beauty are everywhere.

and one day you have these beautiful plants or flowers or crops and remembering that that is something that

What makes you smile?

takes hard work and time.

I’ve always said, “I love to love.” And I think that by doing hair I get to express my version of love to other

What is the most rewarding part about being a

people. I enjoy putting that positivity back into the

facilitator?

universe and it’s satisfying to me as a hairstylist being

I think it’s that “aha!” moment you get with your students

able to do that as my career.

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Wear the Paint Photographer James Pitarresi Models Kayla Conine Viktoria G. Make Up Artist Kirsten Fredrickson Hair Stylists Louise Nyhan Victoria Wong Floral Headpiece Melissa Mosher Fashion Designer Victoria Wong | Wear the Paint

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and a Little Red Photographer Sonya A. Lawyer | SalysĂŠ Photography Model Kyler Garner | T H E Artist Agency Make Up Artist Brittany Rogers Hair Artist Keisha George Fashion Designers Rock n Remix Dom Streater Retoucher Kirill Zarin


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Meet Cover Model Kyler Garner How did you get started modeling? One day, I went into So Serene Salon to get my eyebrows done and the owner, Carla Williams Hines, who had previously worked with THE Artist Agency in the past talked to me and thought I’d be a great fit at the agency. I then submitted some photos online, came in for a meeting, and before you know it here I am! What do you enjoy the most about modeling? Such a hard question but I would have to say it’s the feeling when you’re on the runway, it’s like an escape, your adrenaline is rushing and you feel like it’s just you and the runway, unstoppable I’d say.

What’s your theme song? “Cater 2 U” by Destiny’s Child What’s your favorite quote? “This too shall pass.” Favorite movie? Mean Girls Favorite actor? Will Smith Favorite actress? Taraji P. Henson

What do you not enjoy about modeling? Probably just the stereotypes placed on models and people who make negative assumptions about us.

Your zodiac sign? Scorpio

Favorite color? Pinky Coral & Turquoise

What zodiac sign do you get along with the most? Other Scorpios and Virgos

Favorite food? Salmon, Sushi and Lasagna

What person, living or dead, do you admire the most? Why? My sister Jeanelle. Even though people have tried to bring her down and not supported her, she is so strong and continues to prove all of those who doubt her wrong.

What do you do when you are not modeling? Well, I’m in my last year of high school so usually battling senioritis, doing homework, playing volleyball, or dancing. What would be your dream assignment? Ever since I was a child my dream has always been to be on the cover of Vogue and to see myself on a billboard. Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years, I see myself at the height of my career, traveling the world, and appearing in various international magazines and ads. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I can see myself continuing my career as a fashion stylist/consultant, with some modeling as we all know that modeling is usually a short lived career as we age. Hopefully settling down with a nice man and getting married.

If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? 1) A blank check 2) Become a household name as a model 3) Down the line to find an amazing husband and [have] a healthy family Last book you read? The Bluest Eye Anything else you want the readers to know about you? I’ve spoken French since I was in kindergarten.

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Dress: Belk Collab Dress by Dom Streater; Boots: Qupid Shoes; Purse: Monsac.

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Our Social Network T H E Artist Agency - http://www.theartistagency.com/ Ale Bonilla - http://www.esotericastudiosusa.com/ Kendra Branker - http://www.kendrabphotography.com/ Kayla Conine - http://www.modelmayhem.com/2577645 Federica Dall’Orso - http://www.federicadallorso.com/ Zoljargal Enkhbold - https://www.instagram.com/zoljargal_e/ Phil Fernandez - http://www.philfashionphotography.com Kirsten Fredrickson - http://www.makeupbykirsten.com/ Keisha George - http://keishageorgehairstylist.com/ Viktoria G. - http://www.modelmayhem.com/2645572 Cheshire Isaacs - http://www.cheshiredave.com/ Aliona Kuznetsova - http://alionakuznetsova.com/ Sonya A. Lawyer - http://www.salysephoto.com Bruce Luetters - http://www.3sixty.com/ Nekesa Mohler - www.esotericastudiosusa.com Melissa Mosher - https://www.facebook.com/MelissaMosherArtist Nifty Thrifty - http://niftythrifty.com/ Elisabeth Péclard - http://www.elisabethpeclard.ch/) Brittany Rogers - http://www.brittanyrogersmua.com/ James Pitarresi - http://jmp859.tumblr.com/ Rock n Remix - http://rocknremix.com Dom Streater - http://www.domstreater.com Victoria Wong - https://www.facebook.com/wearthepaint/ Kirill Zarin - http://www.byzarin.com/


Editorial Calendar For more information on how to submit editorials, please visit www.salyse.com Questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at editor@salyse.com Volume 2 : Number 1 Issue published February 1st January - Black and White | Submissions due by January 15th February - 50 Shades of Red | Submissions due by January 15th Volume 2 : Number 2 Issue published April 1st March - Suit & Tie | Submissions due by March 15th April - Androgyny | Submissions due by March 15th Volume 2 : Number 3 Issue published June 1st May - Prints, Florals, and Patterns in Paisley Park | Submissions due by May 15th June - Hats, Headdresses, and Fascinators | Submissions due by May 15th Volume 2 : Number 4 Issue published August 1st July - The Travel Issue | Submissions due by July 15th August - The Travel Issue | Submissions due by July 15th Volume 2 : Number 5 Issue published October 1st September - Back to the Future | Submissions due by September 15th October - The Past is Prologue | Submissions due by September 15th Volume 2 : Number 6 Issue published December 1st November - Stay Warm | Submissions due by November 15th December - The Holiday Issue | Submissions due by November 15th

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