STUART ROBERTSON Fashion stylist
ADAM BROWNING-HILL Photographer
GEMMA R. Model heels PRADA
TONI MALT Hair & Makeup artist represented by Bareface
a “BECAUSE YOU’RE WORTH IT” moment...
Lorena Barreiro Craig Crook Monica Chamorro Mohamed Ramzeen Dina Yassin Charlotte Douglas Christele Jacquemin Toni Malt Sofia Marino Rocio Vazquez Misaki Ishihama Tussunee Roadjanarungtong Victoria Yixiao huang Stuart Robertson Iga Drobisz Keiran Patrycja Stefaniak Ana Cristina Pellizaro Correia Sara Pista Greg Adamski Anna Rozga Tatiana Zurabova Adam Browning-hill Si leong chan Lukas Strociak Nikola P. Weronika S. Zuzana S. Marie-elaine Doiron Dona Gorska Gemma R. Natalia Mate Dobray Stephen Webster Siddarth Siva Carmen Porociuc Gina W. Tonee Roberio
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To you, Life is all about change and evolution. Don’t you think like us that you have to embrace its bumpy ride balancing routine and adventure to stay alive and creative? After a year of silence, Chrystel and I have decided to re-launch our magazine: our ‘baby’ as we’ve crossed the path of so many uber-talented people who Love their work but get sometimes frustrated with routine or commercial work. They produce & deliver really amazing, vibrant and astonishing bodies of work and we couldn’t resist offering them the freedom to showcase their real self. Now, you may ask why we haven’t published anything for a while? Why we let go our first magazine: “A Decent Idea”? Well… in all honesty, between London, Dubai and Paris, we had to keep our feet strongly on the ground to give birth to our new baby: Super Deluxe Magazine. Like any baby, the pregnancy was emotional and long, finding its name a challenge but its arrival is a celebration and joy! We refreshed it all up with a new name, a new logo, a new website and also a new opportunity for you to buy it online via a print-to-order facility. In this 1st issue, there is no theme but total freedom, as we wanted to feature some amazing work without limiting ourselves. With our heads in the clouds from a rooftop looking over the tallest building in the world, we feel honored to present: Christele Jacquemin with ‘Venus in Furs’ winner of the Spanish National Photography Prize [2012 GOLD LUX]. We also celebrate creativity in photography with beautiful portraits from Mate Dobray who invented a new way and a machine to take photographs. We love the edge of the London scene with crazy design, ideas and post-editing with Sara Pista “Hugs to wear” and of course we are just huge fashion addicts and get inspired by fashion stories like “Starlet’s Fever” by Adam Browning-Hill, Toni Malt and Stuart Robertson, 3 “monsters” of the fashion industry. SUPER DELUXE is here and It feels so good to be back! P.S.: Chrystel and myself are open to any suggestions and of course accept submissions of your work, to know more about the next issues’ themes’ and guidelines, check www.superdeluxemagazine/submission.
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CHRYSTEL LIVOLSI DINA YASSIN TONEE ROBERIO AT BAREFACE
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER GUILLAUME NALLET
Blazer by PHILLIP LIM 3.1 @ Bloomingdaleâ€™s Dubai Earrings by Luxury Fashion @ Bloom & Mellow Clutch Baguera @ Boom & Mellow
Dress by STELLA Mc CARTNEY Necklace by NOIR both available @ Bloomingdaleâ€™s Dubai
blazer by PHILLIP LIM 3.1 right page: Dress by CATHERINE MALANDRINO Gloves by GIORGIO ARMANI
Blazer by SASS & BIDE @ Sauce Heels by Giuseppe Zanotti @ Bloomingdale’s Dubai Clutch by STRECTCH @ Bloomingdale’s Dubai
Dress by Antonio Berardi @ Bloomingdaleâ€™s Dubai Earrings by HOOK HEART @ Sauce
Waiscoat by CATHERINE MALANDRINO Bracelet by LUXURY FASHION Leggings by AMERICAN APPAREL Heels by VERSACE
Dress ALEXANDER WANG@Bloomingdale’s Dubai Earrings by BAGUERA @ Boom & Mellow Heels by VERSACE
Dress PHILOSOPHY by ALBERTA FERRETTI
Photography : Iga Drobisz & Greg Adamski Styling : Anna Rozga
skirt: Dolce Gabbana
dress - Tommy Hilfiger shoes - Chloe
dress- Schumacher shoes - Chloe
bag - Mango
dress - Dolce Gabbna
shall - Blumarine shoes - Gucci
Hair & Makeup: Anna Rozga models: Nikola P and Weronika S retouching: Lukas Strociak
When we think about
jewelry, the first image that comes to our mind is a star on a red carpet of the Oscar night wearing a classical set of diamonds. Well my friends, , the jewelry has been evolving! By his vision, creativity and sense of “ La Provoc’ “, Stephen Webster has opened up our eyes on a new era of jewelry, bulky, trendy, edgy yet refined and elegant. His Charisma replenish in each and every structure of his different collections and way of cutting stones. Of course, I had a fabulous time meeting with Monsieur Stephen Webster. He talked me through his Silver collection as well as his fine jewelry, his background and experience in the business as well as his passion for Rock N’ Roll. He was also unveiling a bit of himself, and believe me; he talks a lot because it’s his first passion,
Super Deluxe: How would you classify your style? Stephen Webster : I would sum up my style as bold, progressive and also slightly rebellious. If you consider that when I started out in the jewelry business 35 years ago -- then a deeply conservative establishment, -- there was no one there to offer a more “Rock” approach to design. SD: 35 years ago, did you imagine your designs would be sold all over the globe? SW: No. 35 years ago, I was 16. I just discovered jewelry as a possible career. My goal was to make jewelry that was beautiful because I felt that‘s what it deserved. I also saw it as a mini-engineering process and, as such, it fascinated me then, just as it continues to do today. It took 10 years before I came to make my first real impression in the industry and then slowly the next 25, I started to work toward something. As of today being in Russia feels good, LA feels good, Dubai feels good… SD: Do you feel that you are pushing the boundaries of your world? SW: Yes, but I am not the only designer. It’s a movement, and I am a part of it. SD: Compare it to fashion? SW: In fashion, you can be rebellious. In jewelry, you aren’t allowed to be. SD: How do you see it evolving? Where do want to go? SW: I am getting there already. I have reached a place where I can be really selfish about my subjects. I can deliberate over the direction of my life.
I don’t have to create flowers when everyone else does. The products I’ve got now: it’s a mix. I’ve got fine jewelry that is expensive. And over the last 4 years, I’ve been developing a range of products -- the Silver Collection that is luxurious but has an accessible price point. They are more affordable for lots of people. SD: What is the response of the customers? I think that the way it has been embraced is phenomenal. It’s risen from nothing to 40% of our business -- and I am loving that it’s for both women and men. We ‘re breaking down some more rules, with mixed materials SD:Men buy as often as women? SW: Step by step, men are becoming more and more comfortable with jewellery. With my first men’s collection called “Ray man” that I introduced 10 years ago, men were definitely not ready to go to a jewelers and pick a piece from a collection that had a name. Between then and now, it has been a learning experience for me -- but also for them. When they start, they are like everybody: they are getting into it. One of our biggest selling categories is bracelets: they start cautiously with one, then two, sometimes they wear two together, but they constantly need to be told: “this looks ok on you”.
SD: Looking at your sketches on your website: www.stephenwebster.com, I feel that the Celtic influence is there: is it big in you? SW: It ‘s been a strong influence for me, yes. It was when I started to draw tattoos that I thought it could translate into jewelry, and I think its shows. SD: Where did you learn how to draw? SW: All along, I knew how to draw. I used to live in a big dockyard. Because I could draw, people would go to the dockyard to use me as a kind of a draftsman. From there, I took my skill and went to art school where I learnt jewelry. SD: Do you fancy tattoos? SW: I’ve always been fascinated by this world. I had a couple of them myself but I admire people that have a lot. Wherever I go, I buy tattoo magazines because the artwork on the people’s body is phenomenal and that influences my jewelry. My wife is wearing a Locker: it’s a heart with a sword through it with a drip of ruby blood. That is a classic old school tattoo. It’s a Rock n’ Roll locket, and it’s a tattoo. SD: Is it a reason why you carry this soubriquet of “the bad boy of jewelry”? SW: Its very easy to be the “bad boy of jewelry”. All you have to do is drink a bit, stay up late listening to some music and suddenly you are “the bad boy of jewelry”! But I am sticking with it. It’s a good label to have. In America, I am completely the bad boy because I do what the people think they want to do.
SD: Being creative and travelling around the world isn’t easy. How do you manage? SW: Sometimes, it’s quite difficult -- but it’s my job, so I am ok with it. I’m getting better at this way. Wherever you are, you need to focus on the place, the people. Don’t think about anything else until your next move and place ... otherwise, you will get crazy!
SD: How are you recruiting? SW: I do many talks at art school so I get to know a lot of people. They can come from all over the world, but they have to be artists.
SD: So you are using both sides of your brain? SW: (Laughter) Nearly
SD: Music seems a really strong part of you: if you had to listen many times to 1 song, which one would it be? SW: London Calling.
SD: Do they have to listen to Rock ‘n’ Roll as well? SW: No, but the main thing is that everybody has some music on, which is pretty cool …
SD: How do you manage to achieve the colors and shapes that are so specific to your designs? SW: Not buying gems from a normal gem dealer has always been important. When I create a piece, I take a big rock, and then I cut it in a kind of organic way that I feel suits that design. That way, it makes the piece stand out as individual. I’ve got 27 stonecutters working for me.
SD: How many people are designing with you? SW: 3 people. One is working on the whole fine jewelry pieces. I’ve got another woman who is working on the silver pieces. And Dan, who was a tattoo artist, is designing mainly the men’s collections. It’s terrific that they have different backgrounds because we get more. SD: Any apprentices? SW: Yes, 3 at the moment.
SD: If you have to choose 1 piece of jewelry, from any brand, which one would it be? And why? SW: The Dragonfly Lady by Lalique. When you think that it was made at the turn of the last century, this concept was strikingly forward thinking and creative … It didn’t need to exist. It wasn’t someone’s special order or a piece for a wedding. It was just a piece.
We put Stephen Webster
under the infamous Proust Questionnaire revisited by us. SD: Your favorite virtue? SW: Generosity
SD: Your favorite city? London SD: Your favorite color? Purple SD: Your favorite flower? A Rose
SD: How would you like to die? It’s got to be suddenly, instantaneous; this is got to be death SD: How would you like to live? At a fast pace: that is the way I like to live
SD: Your favorite quality in a man / a woman? A sense of humour in both actually SD: What do you appreciate the most in your friends? Patience SD: Your fault? Nomadic SD: Your favorite hobby? Football: my favorite team is Queens Park Rangers SD: Your idea of Happiness? Just being at home with my two girls and my wife SD: Misery? An airport when my flight’s delayed SD: Your favorite object ? This is a piece of art, a Polly Morgan stuffed bird on a bible. It’s my ultimate thing. I am a taxidermy collector.
SD: Your favorite song or band? David Barry – SD: Your favorite hero in fiction? Harry Palmer, because he is a mean detective or spy SD: Your favorite food? Cheese sandwiches, because if I didn’t have my wife, I would probably live on them. I have a tortoise and when my wife is away, we share the same menu. SD: Natural talent you would like to have? Playing the guitar.
SD: What is your present state of mind? Fairly relaxed SD: What is your motto? Believe in your abilities
Africa collection is available at HARVEY NICHOLS DUBAI.
Interviewed by Guillaume Nallet Photographed by Siddarth Siva.
T E L R A T
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TONI MALT @ bareface
PETER PILOTO Patent leather heels GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Print dress
Patent leather shoes
ALEXANDER MC QUEEN GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI
Pantent shoes GUISEPPE
jacket & heels
Photographer assistant Mohamed Ramzeen Location Hot & Cold Studio
Lingerie set by DKNY - Kimono by Agent Provocateur - Bracelets by Aristocrazy
VENUS IN FURS.
Photography by Christele Jacquemin FASHION by SOFIA MARINO
Collar by Karl Lagerfeld - Panties, Bra & Suspender belt set by Triumph
Bra by Vanity Fair - Wristband & necklace by Lily Blossom - Rings by Aristocrazy
Lingerie set by Andrés Sardá - Fur sleeves by Silvina Marotti
Lingerie set by DKNY - Kimono by Agent Provocateur
Hair Stylist Rocío Vázquez Makeup Artist Misaki Ishihara / misakiishihara.carbonmade.com Model Lorena Barreiro at Uno Models Post-production Mónica Chamorro / monicachamorro.com Location NH Palacio de Tepa hotel Madrid Spain
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Mate’ Dobray is a newly graduated of a Master fashion photography at
London College of Fashion.
His project explores the relationship between space and time, with the aim to understand the space and time-bound nature of our human form Mate says: ”I ALWAYS TRY TO SHOW THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY, TO ALLOW YOU TO INTERPRET THINGS IN A NEW WAY. OUR EXISTENCE IS RARELY DEFINED AS AN INSTANT, BUT RATHER AS A TRANSITION FROM PAST TO FUTURE. DO PAST AND FUTURE EVEN EXIST, OR IS TIME JUST A MENTAL CONSTRUCT?”
The project was shot with a self-built camera based on a scanner. This device sees the world very differently to how you or a traditional camera would see it: only movement is recorded, while static objects blur into streaks. The camera therefore truly captures movement and nothing else, allowing you to see the world through time instead of space. Each row of pixels is a photograph of the same slit of space, but captured at a different time. As the model moves across that slit, an image is revealed, recording the changes of that space over the course of time. There is no image manipulation involved (other than color and tone corrections), these pictures are records of reality, albeit one that we cannot normally perceive.
Earrings: MARIA PIANA Coat: JAYNE PIERSON
80â€™s FIRE by Photographer CHRYSTEL LIVOLSI Model GINA @ Milk management Makeup artist Laura Tegely Hairstylist Charlotte Douglas
earrings : MAHTAB HANNAH dress: FYODOR GOLAN
indian head gear: LCDB shirt: KARL LAGERFIELD
hat: VESNA PESIC Necklace: CULIETTA fur top & Arm fur strap: HAIZHEN WANG Stick: ANTLER DESIGNS japanese gold dress: I AM HUMAN
hat: LENA TERESCHKOVA dress : FYODOR GOLAN
Earrings: MARIA PIANA Coat: JAYNE PIERSON
Mr SHARP. Photographer: TUSSUNEE ROADJANARUNGTONG Fashion stylist: VICTORIA YIXIAO HUANG Hair & Makeup: CARMEN PROCOPIUC Model: KIERAN @ NEVS
Suit & trousers: Topshop Shirt: Topshop Bracelet: Hermès
Suit & trousers: Topshop Shirt: Primark Collar Pin: Topshop Shoes: Prada
Jacket: Topshop Shirt: Christian Dior Trousers: Rokit Vintage shop Bag: Prada
Jumper: Topshop Trousers: Topshop Shoes: Prada
Suit: Topshop Bow tie: H&M Shirt: H&M
all by H&M
Trench coat and shirt by Coeur, Tie Etro
WEDNESDAY Photographer: Chrystel Livolsi
Virginia: shirt Ying Pei, skirt Migh-T by Kumiko Watare Paul: shirt Paul Smith vintage
Virginia: Hair band: Broken Fab - Necklace: Plischke - Dress: Peter Twiss Paul: Suit + Tie: Coeur - Shirt: I am Human - Socks: Falke - Shoes: Ralf Simons
Virginia: Blouse + Shorts: Ying Pei, Necklace Broken Fab Paul:Hairband: Rossignol, Shirt + Tie: Etro,Trouser:Paul Smith
T.shirt: Migh-T by Kumiko Watare, skirt by Lagom, shoes Irregular choice
Virginia : All look by Ying Pei, bag Louis Vuitton Paul : all look by Coeur, shoes Irregular choice
Glasses: Siptfire, Shirt I am Human Tie, I am Human
Shirt + Tie + Waistcoat: I am Human, Trouser: Coeur
Glasses: Siptfire, Shirt & Tie: I am Human, Trouser: Ying Pei
Fashion stylists: Ana Cristina Pellizzaro Correia & Guillaume Nallet Makeup & Hair Stylist: Charlotte Douglas Models: Virginia Kiss @ IMG & Paul G @ Paulo Ribeiro Management Retoucher : Dona Gorska Location: The Blackmisth & the Toffeemaker EC1V4PA London
HUGS 2 WEAR
DESIGNS by SI LEONG CHAN PHOTOGRAPHY by SARA PISTA
BEHEADED MODEL CRAIG CROOK
THIS IS NOT THE END Just a Goodbye.
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