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June 2011

vĂŠcu Independent Artists.

SUMMER OF LOVE photographer, Vivienne Mok


vĂŠcu Independent Artists.

Publisher The Coleman Group

Delina C. Editor-in-Chief Melissa Lee Advertising Executive Lorena F. Travel Editor website

wicked little fox

vĂŠcu Independent Artists.

Contributing Artists

Flora Deborah Photographer Daniela Verde Photographer Ekaterina Koroleva Illustrator Ina Halsor Photographer Vivienne Mok Photographer We Are Handsome Clothiers Snoflake Fashion Designer Ella Peru Fashion Designer Sevastra Photographer Pink Wallpaper Interior Design Blogger Chic Deco Interior Design Blogger

Illustration by Ekaterina Koroleva


WE ARE HANDSOME Colourful Palettes of Inspiration We Are Handsome is the embodiment of Indhra and Jeremy and everyone else who has a love for the beautiful things in life. Their desire to create, design and share perfection has understandably made them a hit with the world, but We Are Handsome still remains true to their roots. Every piece is 100% Australian designed, every thread is Australian sewn and every We Are Handsome suit is loved.

The Memoirs Collection



The Perfect Blend

Debbie Sutton is the Toronto-based designer behind snoflake, an emerging contemporary women’s boutique line. The snoflake brand provides the perfect blend of quality, great tailoring, feminine detailing, and inspired flourishes. All snoflake garments are designed and manufactured exclusively in Canada. After graduating from Toronto’s International Academy of Fashion Merchandising and Design, Sutton gained extensive work experience in the fashion world. Debbie worked as an assistant fashion designer, a fashion merchandiser, a fashion stylist and as a cutter and key team-member with a successful Canadian bridal designer. While working in bridal fashions, Sutton got the itch for more creative challenges and launched her own line in 2000. Since then, Sutton has developed a strong clientèle of young, urban professional women and has consistently enjoyed an enthusiastic response to her line.




Classic Design and utterly feminine

It’s all about Ella Peru, and the dreamed-up vision of who this fantastic girl is. Ella Peru is Su-Hui’s muse, and whom she designs and creates for. She’s a young woman turning into herself, free-spirited and unafraid, sweet and quirky and powerfully independent.


VILLA ELSE Garden Society

Villa Else, located in “Solpletten” garden society in Denmark, situated in the middle of Søllerød Nature Reserve.




iscover the French Riviera seaside Palazzo, luxurious re-creation of an Ancient Greek Villa. At the edge of the sea, facing the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, the Villa is a magic place that takes you back in time. Entirely furnished and decorated, the Villa’s many rooms bear witness to the art of living and refinement of Ancient Greece.



How to Have a French Riviera Summer

Karina Bracelet by Elizabeth Coletta

Straw hat by Catarzi

Canvas espadrilles from KG By Kurt Geiger Espadrille sandals by River Island.

Jackie sunglasses by Elizabeth Coletta

Halterneck swimsuit by Red Or Dead

Elizabeth Coletta Necklace

Wide Leg Pant by Asos Canvas shopper bag by Vivienne Westwood.

Scotty dog micro umbrella by Fulton Beanie hat by Lowie.

Ekaterina Koroleva

Tell us a bit about yourself. Hi, my name is Ekaterina Koroleva. I am a russian illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Berlin. My family moved to Berlin in 1985 and I grew up in the eastern part of the city and got to know the bright side of life. How old were you when you created your first illustration? I cannot remember the exact moment but I used to draw on my legs, when I was sitting on the chamber pot at the age of 2. One day my mother left me in the living room with a pencil and I started to scribble on our yellow couch. I used to paint a lot and I realized very early that it has to become my profession. What things have you learned about your craft since then? I have learned that I have to use paper instead of furniture. What inspires your style of illustration? I am obsessed with drawing skinny, affected women or faces and creating special moods. The style of photography in the 50´s/60´s has a very inspiring visual appeal, especially fashion photography and magazines. The aesthetic aspect is an important visual component in my work on the one hand, and on the other I like funny characters and creatures. I am influenced by artists like Klimt and Egon Schiele. I love street art and its funny approach. I like artists like McBess, Lars Henkel, The Musa Collective, Rinzen and a lot more...

Formal training? I have studied graphic design, made my graduation but I decided to concentrate my work on illustration as I got bored with designing business cards etc. I started to take lessons in different art schools at the age of 14 besides school. During this time I got to know a lot of painting techniques but nevertheless I fell in love with pencils and watercolor, as you can still see in my artwork today.

Plans for the future? Work a lot on different projects with different artists combining illustration with photography, product design and other crafts. You can her here: WEBSITE on FACEBOOK on FLCKR

pocketful of rainbows

photography Ina Halsor models Camilla Kay & Katharine Banner makeup + hair Cat Parnell assistant Mehbuba Uddin styling & creative Ina Halsor



Mayo from Hong Kong

Agata from Poland

Chiara from Milano

Nicoletta from Italy

Andy from Amsterdam

Interior Blogs BLOG LOVE


“Follow me as I juggle trying to be a career woman, a hip mom, a best friend, and a loving wife...”

Interior Blogs CHIC BLOG LOVE


“Soy una chica de un pequeño pueblo que sobrevivió en una gran ciudad.”

“I am a girl from a small town who survived in a big city.”

A Place in the Sun photography Sevastra

Come fly away with me... photography Daniela Verde

Somewhere over the Rainbow photography Flora Deborah make-up and hair Michelle Dacillo model Emma Hewitt @ MandP models

All clothes are by Amy Rodgers Shoes by TopShop

Travel Designery TRAVEL


by Lorena F., Travel Editor “The Caribbean island of Tobago... it’s almost akin to a swinging sarong, flowing lazily in the breeze, without a care in the world except to just hang around enjoying the idyllic scene. If ever you’ve looked for that secluded stretch of sand that you could have all to yourself, this place is it! The bays are perfectly carved alcoves of blue crystalline water and the food as fresh as a fish pulled out of the sea. And lest I forget to mention the cool beach reggae, steel-pan bands and limbo fiestas that will have you and your love ‘limin’ faster than you can say “yeahhh mon...”

Enjoy! Lorena

Top and petticoat: American Apparel

le jardin de fleur photography Vivienne Mok styling/hair&make-up Vivienne Mok model Marlon N. @Option Models

Top and petticoat: American Apparel

Top and petticoat: American Apparel

Lace bra and panties: American Apparel

Body: American Apparel

Silk dress: Paolo Ruttishauser

Scarf worn as dress: Zara

Dress: Zara

Scarf worn as dress: Zara


VECU Magazine June 2011  

Independent Artists

VECU Magazine June 2011  

Independent Artists