Vol 5 No 26 April 2019
MAGI Photographer Luis Aragon Model Mearg Tareke T.H.E. Agency Makeup Artist Kat Aragon Hair Stylist Gwynn Geohaghan Wardrobe Stylist Stef Pharr CONTRIBUTORS Ayla Good Luis Arturo Martinez Anastasiya Sabitova Anette Schive Maria Sumarokova
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Volume 5 Number 26 Table of Contents www.salyse.com
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Photographer Luis Aragon
Model Mearg Tareke T.H.E Agency Makeup Artist Kat Aragon Hair Stylist Gwynn Geohaghan Wardrobe Stylist Stef Pharr
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Jacket: Vintage Louis Feraud, Uesa Goods, WDC Jewelry: Necklace - Stylist’s Own; Ring - Stylist’s Own Makeup: LimeLife by Alcone
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Shirt: Vintage Moschino Jeans, Uesa Goods, WDC Dress: Kenzie for H&M Brooch: Stylist’s Own, no label Gloves: YSL Makeup: LimeLife by Alcone
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Meet Photographer Luis Aragon Hometown: Washington D.C How did you get started? Tell us a little about yourself. I started doing photography because of my wife. At the time, she was away quite a bit working on her portfolio doing collaborative work. I became frustrated because of the time apart so I had to decide on two things: be supportive or ask her to take a different career path. I decided that neither were good enough options so I decided to purchase a camera and learn photography. I wanted to understand the industry so I could better understand and support her. In the process, I discovered a passion.
Favorite food/drink? A really, really good burger and perhaps a good glass of Malbec. What’s your favorite quote? John 3:16
What do you not enjoy about photography? Not much but if I have to pick something, I would say the competitiveness in the industry. Favorite color? Blue
If you had the opportunity to meet any photographer, living or dead, who would it be? Man, that’s a hard one. I have to pick just one? Peter Lindbergh Favorite movie? Shawshank Redemption or The Green Mile. Favorite actor/actress? Tom Hanks What is your favorite word? Faith Least favorite? Fear If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen? The Resurrection of Jesus.
Three adjectives to describe yourself. Selfless, simple, loving What do you enjoy the most about photography? I love manipulating light and using it to share my creativity, vision, and perspective on a particular subject.
Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I’m like a big kid. I’ll do Disney anytime, all the time.
Guilty Pleasure? Shoes…I love shoes. Dress shoes and boots to be exact.
What person, living or dead, would you love to photograph? Marilyn Monroe. What country would you love to shoot in? Spain Your zodiac sign? Scorpio
Last show you bingewatched? The Office on Netflix Follow Luis on Social Media IG: luisaragon FB: luisaragonphoto Twitter: luisaragon Website www.luisaragon.com
Meet Hair Artist Gwynn Geohaghan Johnson Hometown Savannah, Georgia Three adjectives to describe yourself. Creative , Unapologetic and determined Hair Artist or Hair Stylist? Why? Hair Artist because I am a creative and I love to create. What do you enjoy the most about being a Hair Artist? Being able to feel free and put all my energy and love in to my client when I am servicing them. What do you not enjoy about being a Hair Artist/Stylist? Not spending enough time with my family. Other than yourself, favorite hair artist/stylist? Why? My favorite hair Artist is Guido Paula he is a Globe creative hair artist for Redken Favorite color? Green Favorite food/drink? Don’t have one. What product is in your kit that you can not live without? Hair spray, love it What person, living or dead, would you love to work with? Lady Gaga What would you do? I would love to style her hair any way she would like.
Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself having my own salon and working in my nonprofit for young girls. What is your idea of perfect happiness? To have financial freedom; give back to others; and travel the world with my family. Your zodiac sign? Sagittarius What zodiac sign do you get along with the most? I get along with all of them. Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I want to go to Dubai and Tokyo. What hair trend do you love? Sleek ponytails. What hair trend do you wish would die a slow, painful death? Lace fronts and baby hairs.
What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received? Hairs Favorite movie? Super Troopers Favorite actor/actress? The Rock What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Giving birth to my son. Last show you binge-watched? You on Netflix Anything else you want the readers to know about you. I am destined for greatness and It’s all because of my grandmother . Follow Gwynn on Social Media IG: gobygeohaghan FB: Goby Geohaghan Website 13 www.gobygeohaghan.com
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Meet Model Mearg Tearke (Magi) Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia How did you get started modeling? Tell us about yourself. I spent most of my childhood in a small village called ADWA, Ethiopia, and one of my favorite things to do was dressing up in traditional costumes and to take as many pictures as I can. When I grow up I started to look at some of the pictures of Ethiopian supermodels (like Liya Kebede), and Somalian supermodel, Iman. My wish was, I hoped someday I would be like them and inspire little girls with dreams. When I moved to the USA in 2011, I graduated from Johns Casablancas modeling and acting in Baltimore, and I started to meet fashion inspired people and work with them. Since then, every day I live being inspired by so many fashion creators, women and men and hope to keep getting inspired and inspire others. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Adventurous, Compassionate, Ambitious What do you enjoy the most about modeling? The creativity of people and be able to show their creativities with me. What do you not enjoy about modeling? When people put limitations on models! Like you are short, fat, black, white... Favorite color? White and black Favorite food? Enjera, Traditional Ethiopian food What designer would you love to model/walk for? Why? Christian Siriano, Zac Posen They are very creative. 14 SALYSÉ APRIL 2019
What photographer would you love to shoot with? Why? YuTsai Photographer, JD Barnes, and Maya Guez
Favorite actor/actress? Yara Shahidi, Jada Pinkett, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry, and Gabrielle Union.
Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? Working: as a pharmacist in developing countries; my non-profit organization (WalkWithMe) helping more young girls than today, and writing a book.
Your idea of “happiness” and/or your idea of “misery” Happiness: Having peace within Your self Misery: NOT having peace within your self
Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? Hawaii, Key West, Paris, Rome Your zodiac sign? Taurus Favorite superhero? Why? Supergirl and Wonder Woman What person, living or dead, do you admire the most? Why? My Godfather (Tino Dusi) and My mom (Letay Gebru) What’s your favorite quote? Today will Never come again, Be a good friend, Encourage someone, Take time to Care. What’s your theme song? “Dance for You” by Beyonce, “Everything Will Be Alright” by Bob Marley, and “My African Queen” by 2Baba What is your favorite body part? Eyes and belly What do you do when you are not modeling? Studying for school; watching movies; hanging out with friends; and thinking what will be next... Favorite movie? Titanic, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Outlander, and Our Family Wedding
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Ice skating, hip-hop dancing, and ballet. Guilty Pleasure? Wine and vanilla ice cream for dinner Last show you binge-watched? Game of Thrones Last book you read? How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen Anything else you want the readers to know about you? I am an immigrant, I came to the United States alone with a big dream. At first it was frustrating but things slowly started to make sense, that is because I was dedicated “I will be inspired and someone who can inspire others. Currently, I am a 4th-year Pharmacy student and professional model/Humanitarian. My point is “Things can be difficult but if you put in the effort and pray for it, YOU will be WHO You want TO BE”!! Thank you for giving me the chance to share my history. Follow Magi on Social Media IG: @Magitareke FB: Mearg Tareke
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Meet Makeup Artist Kat Aragon Hometown: Just outside of Washington, DC How did you get started? Tell us a little about yourself. I joke I was the accidental makeup artist. I went to school to become an esthetician and because of that my mom enlisted me to provide makeup for our family salon clients. I hardly learned about makeup technique in school, only about sanitation, so I was apprehensive about doing the appointments. This lead me to develop an esthetic of only doing what was necessary to elevate someone’s look and adding fun details here and there. This became my bread and butter with my celebrity client agency as client’s liked that they looked like better versions of themselves but not overdone. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Laid back, silly, #NICEgal What do you enjoy the most about being a MUA? Empowering women by showing them it does not take much to feel like their best self. What do you not enjoy about being a MUA? Cleaning and reorganizing my kit after each job. Other than yourself, favorite make up artist? Why? Lottie. She stays true to her esthetic of clean beauty while still bringing her work to new levels of creativity. Favorite color? Rose Gold Favorite food/drink? Korean BBQ and Bubble Tea! What’s your favorite quote? “Live less out of habit and more out of intent.” -Unknown
What person, living or dead, would you love to work with? My teen children. What would you create? Hopefully, something up to their makeup loving standards. Haha! No, seriously, they are amazing at doing their makeup. I’m in awe and joke with them frequently they need to teach me their tricks.
What product is in your kit that you can not live without? LimeLife by Alcone Complete Concealer
Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? I will continue to travel around the world but my kids and husband will be with me more to experience the many different places my business takes me.
Favorite actor/actress? Anna Camp. Not only is she an awesome actress but one of the nicest I have met in person. She is super supportive and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Eating whatever I want without checking carbs first, oh, and living out my purpose. :D
Favorite movie? I’m not sure if it is really Crazy Rich Asians but I never get sick of the movie and have watched it with everyone I know lol!
Last book you read? Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine Guilty Pleasure? Eating string cheese.
Your zodiac sign? Scorpio
Last show you binge-watched? The Good Place
Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I want to go to Hawaii one day if I could get my husband out of Disneyworld.
Anything else you want the readers to know about you. I’m so blessed to be able to work with my husband in this industry. I’m blessed to have the platform that I have to be able to help show women entrepreneurs all around how to follow their passion, and I am appreciative of being able to share this passion with others. Remember, it is all about the “give”, not about the “get”.
What’s your theme song? “Neverland” by Andy Mineo What makeup trend do you love? Clean fresh looks that don’t look too done. What makeup trend do you wish would die a slow, painful death? Too much contouring with gray pigment, super bright highlighter everywhere, and foundation in the wrong color. What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received? Best: Godiva Dark Chocolate covered strawberries (But that may be because I’m so hungry.)
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Meet Stylist Stef Pharr Hometown: D(M)V - Maryland How did you get started? Tell us a little about yourself. I was a makeup artist at the very beginning of this creative life. While on a few shoots, I had that aahhaaa moment about styling and decided to give it a try. Started my transition into fashion styling in 2007. The rest is history! Three adjectives to describe yourself. funny, classic, colorful What do you enjoy the most about being a fashion stylist? The beginning stage - research and brainstorming ideas. Then the ability to create something from my wildest of imagination and bringing it to fruition. Putting together a hodgepodge of ideas to achieve a story that is fun and whimsical! What do you not enjoy about being a fashion stylist? The end when you have to do returns. Favorite designer? Why? I have a few...all have unique qualities in their design aesthetic that draw me to them. Marni, Mary Kantranzou, Nina Ricci, Haider Ackermann, Sonia Rykiel, and Rick Owens. Favorite color? Blue Favorite food/drink? I have so many because I love good food and great conversation. Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? a beach vacation would be perfect right now What’s your theme song? “So Ambitious”
What person, living or dead, would you love to style for? Kelis – she has always been my style star and has a unique style all her own.
Favorite actor/actress? Actors: Sam Elliot, Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy Actress: Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett
What would you do? not sure yet…collaboration or style her for one of her performances. This woman is amazing
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for? Something intimate where there is great conversation, great food and NO SOCIAL MEDIA OR CELL PHONES!
Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? Move to Europe to work as a fashion stylist. Work with theeee Patti Wilson – she is FREAKING AMAZEBALLS! What is your idea of perfect happiness? Peace…peace of mind is priceless. Your zodiac sign? Virgo What zodiac sign do you get along with the most? All… you have to learn how to accept people as who they are and not who you want them to be. What’s your favorite quote? “No matter how difficult the journey becomes, keep going!” “The early bird gets the worm..” “Trust the process…” What fashion trend do you love? I love them all…I find a way to incorporate in my personal style or when I work on set. What fashion trend do you wish would die a slow, painful death? it depends…lol Guilty Pleasure? Sugar… Favorite movie? The Goonies and Harlem Nights – for laughs But I love a good scary movie – Carrie (original)
Last show you binge-watched? Don’t watch tv as much as I use to… Last book you read? The Creature from Jekyll Island Best gift you received or have given? It was such a good gift…I like to keep that one to myself! :-D Anything else you want the readers to know about you. I am a creative. The best is yet to come! Follow Stef on Social Media IG: stefpharr FB: stefpharr + fashion stylist Website www.stefpharr.com
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Kitty Photographer & Retoucher Maria Sumarokova Model Valeria Khyzhniak Makeup Artist Egorova Olesya Wardrobe Stylist & Accessory Designer Inna Makarova
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Out of Comfort Zone
Photographer Luis Arturo Martinez
Model Mercedes Maldonado Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Juan Lรณpez Creative Director & Producer Maria Antonietta Arianna Perez Lopez-Pando
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Freedom Photographer Anastasiya Sabitova
Model Marie Kuznetsova @Lookmodels Makeup Artist Nastya Voronkova Wardrobe Stylist Sasha Nikonova
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Mirakela Photographer Anette Schive
Model Mirakela | Heartbreak Makeup Artist SiĂ˘n Elizabeth Horsburgh Hair Stylist Svenson Alexei | Adam and Eve
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500 Shades of Grey Issues published in February Submissions due by January 15th
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Natural Beauty Issues published in April Submissions due by March 15th
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Be Bold, or Be Quiet Issues published in June Submissions due by May 15th
All That Sparkle Issues published in December Submissions due by November 15th
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Vol 5 No 26 April 2019
Photographer Anette Schive Model Mirakela Heartbreak Makeup Artist SiĂ˘n Elizabeth Horsburgh Hair Stylist Svenson Alexei Adam and Eve
CONTRIBUTORS Luis Aragon Ayla Good Luis Arturo Martinez Anastasiya Sabitova Maria Sumarokova
A Fashion, Beauty, and Conceptual Art Photography Magazine.