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03 Forward 04 Maria Escote ~ William Montalvo 06 Book ~ London Silver 08 The Westin Palace Madrid ~ R. E. Fisher 10 Homemint & Justin Timberlake ~ London Silver 12 Tumi & Dror ~ Dru Downy 15 Three Wheels Spinning Part 1 ~ Gene Wisniewski 23 Luis Vuitton City Guide 2012 ~ Addison De Witt

24 Belle N. Matisse ~ Naomi West 30 When Night Falls ~ Florence Leung 42 Ripe ~Robert Mendolia 52 Time Traveler ~ Yuji Watanabe 64 Gasoline ~ Arkan Zakharov 82 Introduce - Tom Bull ~ Red Model Management 83 Stockists

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Styling Yvadney Davis for Judy Inc. Makeup Oz Zandiyeh using MAC Hair Talysia Ayala Model Ashley A. - Richard’s Model Photography Assistant Bernard Ng Stylist Assistant Brittany Whitney

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Editor-In-Chief, Creative Director WILLIAM MONTALVO William@Satellite-Mag.com Managing Editor R. E. FISHER Richard@Satellite-Mag.com Art Director BOX808 MEDIA Box808@Satellite-Mag.com Photography Consultant RACER MEDIA INC. RacerMediaInc.com Special Correspondent ADDISON DE WITT Addison@Satellite-Mag.com Copy Editor ANNEMARIE MAES AnnemarieMaes@mac.com Public Relations FRAME PR Frame-PR.net Cofounder Jody Green Jody@Satellite-MagOnline.com Interns DRU DOWNEY, LONDON SILVER & NAOMI WEST Submissions We are always looking for new work. We accept submissions. If you would like to be considered as a contributor please send writing samples or images to Info@Satellite-Mag.com Sponsorships & special projects Sponsorship@Satellite-Mag.com Headquarters 600 S Curson Avenue Suite 423 Los Angeles California 90036 USA Satellite-mag.com Est. MMX


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Florence Leung Born and raised in Canada, Florence Leung, also known as FLOTOGRAPHY, is an internationally published fashion photographer based in Vancouver, B.C. Coming from a modelling background, she wished to expand her creativity by being behind the lens. As a self taught photographer, she began shooting in February 2010 and has been well published in numerous publications and magazines internationally. She has accumulated quite an impressive and extensive portfolio. As her talent continues to shine through her stunning creations, she has become an inspiration to people around her. In her short career, she has already won two awards in the prestigious, 2011 Professional Photographer of the Year awards, rising above over 6300 other entries worldwide. She was pleasantly surprised upon discovering this news, as it was the first competition she has ever participated in. It certainly will not be her last. We look forward to seeing more of her successful endeavors in the near future. Flotography.ca

Robert Mendolia Armed with 15 years experience as a fashion designer, merchandiser and stylist, Robert Mendolia has emerged as a major force in the world of fashion photography. A graduate of New York’s prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology Robert holds dual degrees in design and photography. Robert’s cutting edge images reflect an intuitive understanding of the relationship between these two disciplines by incorporating traditional photography and also mixing mediums such as illustration, computer graphics and digital compositing. Robert’s prolific career includes numerous national & international contributions to high profile magazines. When not shooting for major companies such as Macys, Bloomingdales, and couture designers KAUFMANFRANCO Robert can be found planning his next innovative project. Always Ascending… RobertMendolia.com

YUJI WATANABE Yuji Watanabe is a fashion photographer. He was born in Ehime, Japan, and currently he lives in Tokyo, Japan. He had experienced an assistant in New York, and Tokyo. His love toward film and digital makes his work more complicated. He uses and mixes both film and digital technique. He had done some magazine work, and he moves to Paris from this June. He always looks for new stimulations, so he decided to move to Paris for the next level. His motto is ‘Fashion can create fantasy. Fantasy can give dream’. He tries to tell dream through photography. YujiWatanabe.tripod.com

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TRAVEL “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” ~ John Steinbeck “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” ~ Robert L. Stevenson “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” ~ Samuel Johnson “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” ~ Jack Kerouac

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’m typing by the pool of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on the famous Sunset Boulevard. Travelers are chatting around me; the usual conversation about where they came from and where they’re going next while friends and family are enjoying the pool. In many ways this is an idyllic scene, but to be honest, for a while today I was feeling a bit tired and jaded about travel. When you’re on the road too long the spark of newness fades, and travel can feel like a long, pointless slog, a detour from loved ones and from life. Then I started reading the quotes you’ll find to the left Some made me laugh. Some made me wince, but all of them rang true, and reminded me of traveling: to learn and grow, to challenge myself, stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting for me back home. I hope you’ll find similar inspiration in these quotes.

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or thirty-six weeks, a sketchbook was sent in random order between four artists: two in Brooklyn, NY, Mac Premo and Duke Rylie, two in Belfast, N. Ireland, Oliver Jeffers and Rory Jeffers. Every Wednesday, one participant would recieve the book. The following Monday it was sent out, giving each artist five days to complete a spread (see examples to the right) in responce to the one that preceded it. A small portion of each entryexists on to the following page. Beyond this, there was no communication between the artists concerning the content of the book during its making. The book’s first trip across the Atlantic was on June 2nd 2003. Its final trip was on February 2nd 2004. By the time it was complete, the book had travelled over sixty thousand miles. LookAtBook.com, MacPremo.com, DukeRylie.info, OliverJeffers.com, RoryJeffers.com

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ommissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1912, the newly restored Westin Palace Madrid is set near the Prado, historic monuments and some of the best tapas restaurants in town. It was ranked as one of the world’s best hotels by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 Gold List. Topped by an enormous stained glass dome, the regal building has been a center of Spanish society for almost 100 years.

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and plush chairs. A separate dining room seats eight and a library. La Rotonda restaurant, named for the stained glass dome that is the hotel’s visual signature, offers the SuperFoods breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. The Sunday Opera & Brunch is considered the best in town. WestinPalaceMadrid.com

The largest accommodation, the Royal Suite, is located on the top floor overlooking the Plaza Neptuno and its fountain. Elegant and comfortable, the suite includes a full bedroom, dressing room, and bathroom. The master bath boasts a sauna and Jacuzzi, and there is a powder room for guests as well. The large lounge features a conversation grouping with sofa, table

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minded vision for design so when BeachMint [the company behind HomeMint and sister sites StyleMint and BeautyMint] came to us with the opportunity, it felt like a really natural thing for us to do together. Estee and I are great friends, so it’s a lot of fun.” Unlike the other BeachMint sites, you don’t have to be a member to get the designer goods. However, members will be offered discounts on products as well as other special privileges. HomeMint has a little something for every homeowner, with items ranging in price from $10 for accessories to $10,000 for unique objects and art. Launch.HomeMint.com

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cumbersome and only give an extra inch or two of space. But the Dror for Tumi expandable suitcase has the capacity to incrementally double in size, making it perfect for travelers who like to pick up more than just a snow globe as a souvenir. While Dror admits that the backpack probably isn’t the most professional-looking piece in the Tumi collection, he amps up its appeal by hiding the straps and giving the user the ability to transform the suitcase into a briefcase or tote with just a few easy tweaks. Even the travel kit in the collection manages to be a work of functional art with the ability to lie flat for storage, or stand up to be used at the sink. The travel kit can also be draped over a chair or towel rack. Dror for Tumi takes luggage to new levels and makes even weary travelers excited about heading for new adventure, one security check at a time. StudioDror.com.

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“Good thing there’s so many underfed artists here. They could never have fit this many of the better-nourished,” Jack said. “They’ll be able to insert a few more, once this batch starts shriveling from the heat,” the lawyer responded. “Personally, I’m not sure how much more I can take.” “Well, I’m glad for Amy. I think it’s going to be a huge success. I have to say I feel sorry for poor Dee Dee, though.” “Dee Dee?” “Dee Dee Free. The drag queen over there in the rubber getup, with the monumental hair.” “Dear God, she looks like the love child of Dolly Parton and Gumby.” Jack and the lawyer, whose name turned out to be Ira, were among the several hundred people crammed into the gallery’s two smallish white rooms. Located in the Chelsea district on the westernmost part of the fabled isle of Manhattan, it was one of the first to move to this area otherwise occupied mostly by warehouses and auto-body shops. Outside it was no more than twenty degrees and snowing; inside the air conditioning was on full blast in an attempt to prevent a rash of Victorian-style swoonings. The exhibition was a benefit, for an artist injured in an accident. Donated work by artists well known and not was being offered at fire sale prices; and because of this, the show attracted a slew of young people who had no money to buy art, a fair number of business people who wouldn’t normally buy art, and a sprinkling of collectors who were hoping to get in on the ground floor of something. Jack knew one of the organizers, a friend of Amy’s, and so had been asked to volunteer at the checkout. This gave him the opportunity to talk to almost everyone who attended, since almost everyone who attended bought something. Although he didn’t generally have trouble talking to people once a conversation got going, he wasn’t very good at initiating them as a rule. Performing this task turned out to be an effective icebreaker. He and Ira had already exchanged cards, since he had feebly, but with all sincerity, begun their exchange by asking Ira if perhaps they knew each other from somewhere. If it sounded like a pickup line, however, Ira didn’t seem to mind. Jack had recently turned 39. In a hair over two months he would be two years past the midpoint of his life, if he were to make it all the way to the age of life expectancy for men (74.37, 2001 estimate). So he had calculated earlier that day, while taking a break from the piece he was finishing up in his studio. Ira was about ten years older. He, unlike Jack, was quite established, entrenched as a partner in a law firm at the southern tip of the island. He was far too occupied with torts and countersuits to ruminate about where he was at on the timeline of his mortality. 00 11 64

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know, you only get six square inches of floor space to call your own.” “Hmm, I better move quick then, before everything gets vacuumed up. All right, see ya.” “So long.” As Jack turned to head back in, he was stopped by a handsome and somewhat intoxicated-looking young man, carrying a portfolio, probably in his midtwenties. “Uh, excuse me, can I get a light from you?” “Sure.” Jack dug in his pocket for his lighter. “Thanks a lot, Jack.” “How did you know my name? Do you have powers? Or have we met before?” Hmm, thought Jack. Time to cultivate some new lines. “No, but us Gen X kids do know how to read, despite what everybody thinks,” the young man responded, indicating the sticker on Jack’s breast, visible under his coat, that said, “Hello, My Name Is Jack.” “Oh. I suppose that would be a clue.” “Unless you’ve done away with the real Jack and are attempting to assume his identity.” “You’ve uncovered my fiendish plot.” “I’m Ryan.” “Pleased to make your acquaintance, Ryan.” “Are you in the show, or just working at it? I’m drunk, by the way.” “Not sure that’s a good thing to tell strangers. Uh, both. A friend of mine helped put it together, so she asked me if I’d run the register. My piece is hanging on the ceiling—it’s a life-size painting of Oscar Wilde flying by in a Superman outfit. Do you have something? I assume you’re an artist,” he said, glancing toward Ryan’s portfolio. “Yeah, maybe you saw it. It’s a desecration of the cover of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul.” “Oh, I liked that one a lot. You’ll be very happy to know it sold. Mine, on the other hand, has yet to find a home, unless it’s been snatched up in the last ten minutes.” “Yours sounds awesome. Somebody’ll buy it. Do you have a card? Here’s mine. I’m gonna have my first solo show in about two months. Promise me 0 1 8

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you’ll come.” For a second it crossed his mind that this kid was trying to pick him up. That would be too flattering, although hopefully not out of the question. But really, Jack knew that most likely he was only networking. “Yeah. Hold on.” He pulled his card from his jacket pocket. “Thanks. Now promise.” “You’re welcome. I promise. Listen, Ryan, your company is delightful, and I don’t mean to be rude, but I was actually on my way up. I have to go relieve the person who was relieving me.” “I’ll go with you.” “Don’t you want to finish your cigarette?” “Nah, there’s always more where this one came from.” “Just be prepared. It’s packed to the rafters.” “That’s what I was hoping for. I like to play to a full house. I’ll even lead the way.” “Are you sure you’re in a state to be a human shield?” “Bring ‘em on. As long as my hair’s okay, I’m prepared for anything.” “It’s perfect. You’re invulnerable.” “Then let’s go, yo.” The flow of traffic on the narrow wooden stair was impeded enough to allow for an intermittent comment back and forth between the two of them. Jack was glad to be behind Ryan, who was teetering slightly. He’d be able to catch him if he toppled over, and prevent a domino effect that would undoubtedly continue all the way to the ground floor. They arrived not a moment too soon. The crowd at the table was so large that it looked like a Blue Light Special at K-Mart, and the woman who had come to replace him ended up assisting him instead. When things eventually simmered down, Jack, feeling utterly exhausted, saw that Ryan was still there. When he noticed Jack looking his way, he waved and zigzagged over. “Awesome time. Check out at all the people I met!” he effused. He yanked a wad of cards from his shirt pocket, causing them to scatter all over the floor. “Damn.”

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backpacks and comfortable walking shoes. It is not like the Lonely Planet. For a start, there are no photos, except some illustrations by Havana-born artist Ruben Toledo who provides his take on these towns. There are also no maps, no rail lines and no bus routes. The City Guide is more like a story book, with the contents written by people who know the towns like the back of their hands. It provides info on the best food, views and places to shop. This year’s edition includes Hong Kong and Macau for the first time. It features exceptional hotels, authentic dim sum places and stylish tailors, revealing the two cities’ deeprooted identity in the midst of steel skyscrapers. LouisVuitton.com

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Styling Yvadney Davis for Judy Inc. Makeup Oz Zandiyeh using MAC Cosmetics Hair Talysia Ayala Models Lauren C. for NEXT Models Canada & Ashley A. for Richard’s Model Management Photography Assistant Bernard Ng Stylist Assistant Brittany Whitney Videographer Harry Ma Location provided by Manuel Bernaschek of Showcase Pianos


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Jacket MINTAGE mintagevintage.com Bra PINS & NEEDLES urbanoutfitters.com Shorts DACE dace.ca Flower Collar STYLIST'S OWN Shoes TOPSHOP topshop.com Jewelry ROCAILLE DESIGN rocaille-design.com


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Dress FREE PEOPLE freepeople.com Scarf OSCAR DE LA RENTA oscardelarenta.com Earrings ROCAILLE DESIGN rocaille-design.com Necklace HOUSE OF BUN houseofbun.com Belt MINTAGE mintagevintage.com Shoes MINTAGE mintagevintage.com


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Dress ZARA zara.com Stole ROXANNE NIKKI roxannenikki.com Turban MINTAGE mintagevintage.com Jewelry ROCAILLE DESIGN rocaille-design.com


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Ashley (left) is wearing Dress OR by ANGELA CHEN orangenyc.com Necklace HOUSE OF BUN houseofbun.com Gloves MINTAGE mintagevintage.com Bracelets ROCAILLE DESIGN rocaille-design.com Shoes ZARA zara.com Lauren (right) is wearing Dress FREE PEOPLE freepeople.com Scarf OSCAR DE LA RENTA oscardelarenta.com Earrings ROCAILLE DESIGN rocaille-design.com Necklace HOUSE OF BUN houseofbun.com Belt MINTAGE mintagevintage.com


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Bra PINS & NEEDLES urbanoutfitters.com Headdress V V ROULEAUX vvrouleaux.com Necklace ROCAILLE DESIGN rocaille-design.com Pants H&M hm.com Shoes ZARA zara.com


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Blouse ZARA zara.com Panties VINCENT LEE Belt MINTAGE mintagevintage.com Sunglasses TOPSHOP topshop.com Earrings ROCAILLE DESIGN rocaille-design.com Shoes MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS michaelkors.com


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Coat ROXANNE NIKKI roxannenikki.com Bodysuit ASOS asos.com Belt URBAN OUTFITTERS urbanoutfitters.com Earrings ROCAILLE DESIGN rocaille-design.com


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Ripe Photography Robert Mendolia RobertMendolia.com Groomer Thomas Ruscica LinkNYLA.com Digital Patrick Armstrong DIgItalEnhancement Lee Stadler Opus-FineArts.com Studio Courtesy of Splashlight Studio Splashlight.com Models Alex, Loammi, Joe Choi & Jan at NY Models NewYorkModels.com


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Jan – NY Models


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Joe Choi - NY Models


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Alex – NY Models


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Loammi – NY Models


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Photography Yuji Watanabe YujiWatanabe.tripod.com

Styling Hideyuki Hayashi Hair Tomomi Fukuda Make-Up Chica Post-Production Akinfiev Sergey Model Varvara Shutova at Zucca Models


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ONE PIECE/50’s Vintage (birthdeath) SKIRT/In-Process by Hall Ohara (Hall Ohara) in-process.org BELT/Banal Chic Bizarre (ADD) banalchicbizarre.com HEAD PIECE/Hizume Nobuki (Ossa Mondo) nobukihizume.com


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DRESS/Eri Matsui (Eri Matsui Japan) erimatsui.com BELT/80’s Vintage (Haight & Ashbury) SHOES/Opening Ceremony (Heathen by Midwest) openingceremony.us BRACELET/Atelier Swarovski by Philip Crangi (Atelier Swarovski) swarovski.com


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DRESS/80’s Gian Franco Ferre (Sister) gianfrancoferre.it HEAD PIECE/Aoki (Wut Berlin) wutberlin.com


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DRESS/Liberum Arbitrium (Esteem Press) liberum-arbitrium.com METAL HELMET/Stylist’s own


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BLOUSON/60~70’s East West (Laila Vintage Collection) laila.jp BARETOP/Stylist’s own GLASS/Dog × Gr8 (GR8) gr8.jp


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CUT&SEWN/Christopher Kane (GR8) gr8.jp CORSET/80~90’s Vintage (Rosy-Baroque) PANNIER/banal chic bizarre (ADD) banalchicbizarre.com


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BLOUSE/RoddyKei (Xanadu Tokyo) xanadutokyo.jp SKIRT/80~90’s Vintage (Zool Brocante) SHOES/Liberum Arbitrium (Esteem Press) liberum-arbitrium.com GLOVES,BRACELET/Banal Chic Bizarre (ADD) banalchicbizarre.com SHORTS/Stylist’s own


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CAPE/Unknown Vintage (Haight & Ashbury) BARETOP/Marios (Marios Left Tanker) marioslefttanker.com WOOD SKIRT/Reem (LAKIC) reemalasadi.com SHORTS/Stylist’s own


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CUT&SEWN/Anntian (Wut berlin) anntian.de DRESS/50’s Vintage (Alcatrock) alcatrock.com SKIRT/Banal Chic Bizarre (ADD) banalchicbizarre.com SHOES,HAT/Anglasad( GR8) anglasad.net


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JACKET/Victorian’s Vintage (birthdeath) BRACELET/RoggyKei (Xanadu Tokyo) xanadutokyo.jp


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PHOTOGRAPHY Arkan Zakharov arkanphoto.com

MODEL Berthold Rothas bertholdrothas.com ALL CLOTHING AVAILABLE AT SSENSE SSENSE.COM


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HENLEY - PAUL SMITH JACKET - MARC JACOBS JEANS - BALMAIN SOCKS & BOOTS - LANVIN


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SHIRT - RAF SIMONS 1995 JACKET - DSQUARED2 JEANS - MUGLER


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T-SHIRT - DSQUARED2 SHIRT - MARC JACOBS SHIRT & JEANS - BALMAIN BRACELETS - LANVAN & YSL


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SWEATER - JUNYA WATANABE JEANS - BALMAIN SHOES - CONVERSE BY JOHN VARVATOS


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JACKET & JEANS - DSQUARED2 SHOES - KSUBI SUNGLASSES - SUPER


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SHIRT - MARC JACOBS SHIRT, JEANS & BOOTS - BALMAIN


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SHIRT - MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN TANKTOP - KSUBI NECKLACE - MASON MARTIN MARGIELA


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T-SHIRT - DSQUARED2 SHIRT - MARC JACOBS SHIRT, JEANS & BOOTS - BALMAIN BRACELETS - LANVAN & YSL


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T- SHIRT - MARC BY MARC JACOBS Shirt - MARC JACOBS SWEATER - JUNYA WATANABE JEANS - BALMAIN SHOES - CONVERS BY JOHN VARVATOS BRACELETS - LANVAN & YSL


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