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TEEN EYE SPRING 15 THE MODERN ISSUE

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Contact General Inquiries ... info@teeneyemagazine.com Editor-in-Chief ... zak@teeneyemagazine.com Art Editor Interim Design Editor Interim

Fashion Editor ... emily@teeneyemagazine.com Culture Editor ... vyanh@teeneyemagazine.com Assistant Editor ... beatrice@teeneyemagazine.com

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THIS ISSUE ART Carmen Lima shares her gritty depictions of the female subject in her digital art. 16 pages of contemporary art and photography from some of the most innovative artists in the industry.

Zachary sits down with photographer Shoval Faibish to discuss his world of self-portraiture. We learn about his influences that have lead to his creation of poignant characters that have both a serene stillness and determined fierceness.

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Proef, a design project by Louise Knoppert, gives a dimension back to the lives of many. A surreal teamLab creation has spring coming sooner.


FASHION The top 5 models of Fall 2015. Em visits the Babyshost show in New York. An editorial by Spanish photographer Sergi Serra Mir.

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Teen Eye Fashion Editor, Em, has an exclusive chat with up-and-coming teen model, Ingrid Williams. We get a peak into her thoughts on beauty, her generation, and the world of modeling.

CULTURE The controversy of 50 Shades of Grey and how the book-film pair portrays abusive relationships. The city of San Francisco: what to do, see, and eat in this historical town on the Pacific coast.

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MODERN “of, relating to, or characteristic of contemporary styles of art, literature, music, etc., that reject traditionally accepted or sanctioned forms and emphasize individual experimentation and sensibility.” - Dictionary.com

For the first edition of Teen Eye, we knew we had to create something that was contemporary. Something that reflected our generation’s methods, ideas, and passions. Choosing “Modern” as the first issue’s theme was not only an aesthetic choice, but also a social one. The word “modern” means more than technology, more than politics, and more than an increasingly ambiguous idea of “the now”. Modern is revolution. Modern is the destruction of dated ideas and unjust mechanisms meant to obstruct and obfuscate the dis-privileged. The generation before us tend to ridicule our way of life. Social media is equally an object of pure obsession and universal controversy. Despite the overt criticisms of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, the global conversation that functions today would not exist without these complex webs of human communication. The Arab Spring, a regional uprising that overthrew cruel governments and power-crazy tyrants in the Middle East and Africa, would have been near impossible without Twitter. The same goes for protests in Ferguson, Palestine, and Hong Kong. This magazine would never have grown past an obscure idea without social media. Our generation has heaps of content flashing in front of our eyes at all times. Media, advertisements, and entertainment have never been more concentrated on teenagers. Despite this influx of loud and dazing imagery in our everyday lives, today’s art has been stripped down to its most minimal. Modern art seems to aggressively contradict modern culture. In this first edition of Teen Eye Magazine, we want to provide the beautiful, sleek nature of modern art, design, and fashion, while exposing and analyzing the not-so-sleek nature of modern culture and current events.

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Letter from the Editor

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he start of something new is always one of the most exciting parts of life. When I set out to create a magazine for creative teens in August 2014, I had no idea I would meet so many talented, committed people that care about the same things I do. Since my initial decision eight months ago, I have learned so much. Most importantly, I have learned that the only place you can be truly free is in your creations. Whatever your art isphotography, painting, dance, sculpture- appreciate it.

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have been attracted to the world of art and design ever since I was in the 1st grade. When one of my parent’s acquaintances asked what I wanted to do when I was older, I would proudly say, “Architect!” or “Interior designer!” or even “Fashion designer!” My answer was entirely influenced by my mood; my desires and goals seemed to fluctuate as often as my fingers twiddled.

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eginning in the 6th grade, I began to explore a more specific form of art. Photography. I would (and still do) drag my friends out to remote forests or rural barns and ask them to pose for me. This was when I discovered what environment I wanted to surround myself in.

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nly recently did I decide I wanted to empower other teenagers to do the same. I want to create a place where teens can share their own work and see the work of others to inspire and encourage them. In this first edition of Teen Eye Magazine, you will find the musings, creations, and souls of teenagers from all around the world. This is a place where you can find comfort in yourself, in your creativity, and in your art.

Zachary Cannon editor-in-chief

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Carmen Lima’s DIGITAL WOMAN

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he woman has never had a time of such succinct empowerment, especially in contemporary art. Carmen Lima, an 18 year-old digital artist from Rio de Janeiro, creates portraits of fashion models that all create a tapestry of one central idea: girls are just as tough as boys.

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lthough Carmen is currently studying business, she has had an interest in art ever since her father gave her pencils and paper to draw the lush landscapes they would explore on their travels. Since then, she has been making digital pieces on her computer to convey a gritty- and very modern- look at the woman of today. René Magritte, Carmen’s favorite artist, had a similar tendency of transforming the things that are usually used to oppress women into something that is revered and appreciated. “I believe my art shows this idea of what men have used to oppress women for generations, and transform it into something positive using provocative images.”

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ima feels that in the fast-paced world we now live in, attention to detail is not surviving. Although she looks down on this aspect of modern art, she belives that digital art is a way of moving forward; a way of utilizing technology to create in a new way. “[My art] is all done electronically and whilst I think it’s important to retain tradition, it’s also important to venture forward with my art,” she says.

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eminism plays a very large role in her work. She speaks about this dimension of her work by saying, “I believe that my art correlates with modern times, and I attempt to convey these ideas through bad girls, beautiful models, and other empowering images.” Her gritty and powerful images of women express not only her feelings about gender, but her ideas about the art that surrounds us.


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“I think that everybody should feel the pleasure of painting or drawing or illustrating something. Art is something that comes from your soul. Get a little piece of paper and draw your thoughts- you’ll feel better.”

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INTERVIEW Shoval Faibish photographer

Zachary Cannon talks to a young self-portrait photographer who has gained a large following on Instagram and has proven himself time and time again that he is one of the most talented photo-editors in the arena.

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Hoval Faibish discovered his interest in art, as many artists did, at a young age. In his home in Israel, Shoval began drawing and later discovered digital painting. In 2013, the 18 yearold downloaded Instagram, the tool that would expose his quietly complex works to the world, out of boredom. He saw the abundance of photographers on the social media platform and suddenly knew what he wanted to do.

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aibish now takes self-portraits for artistic reasons. “I think that it allows me to challenge myself more in some way, because I have to constantly find new creative ideas so my photos won’t look the same.” And find creative ideas he doeshis Instagram page (which can be seen @mmmmokay) is a plethora of characters and worlds. In one, his head is surrounded by a halo of flowers that suggest purity and tranquility. In another, war paint n the beginning, he took streaks across his eyes as his only self-portraits simply solemn face looks towards an because he didn’t have any- unseen enemy. one else to photograph. His followers fell in love with his stoic expression and fantastical editing effects. Soon, he became a well-known name in the world of Instagram photographers.

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hoval shared with me that his favorite artist is Oleg Dou. I had never heard of the Russian artist/photographer, but soon discovered I had seen his work countless times. Dou’s artwork captures an eerie moment between subject and viewer by making the viewer self-aware through the work’s omniscient gaze. Faibish does something very similar, but in reverse- we viewers feel as if we’re the ones doing the exposing. A barrier is crossed that feels almost taboo. Who is this determined character who at one moment can be seen lying in a bed of flowers and the next ready to destroy?


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ut why is Shoval’s work modern? I asked him and he told me his art was defined by “Simplicity belied by artistic intricacy.” Simplicity disguising the true emotional and aesthetic complexity of his work is what makes Faibish’s work an example of modernity. Additionally, his artistic journey was spurred by social media- what is more Generation Y than that?

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hen asked about how his attention on Instagram has changed his life, he comments, “The positive attention has definitely helped boost up my confidence. I have become more social and outgoing. It really did shape me as a person.”

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t is exciting to discover such a talented artist at such a young age. Teen Eye will be able to grow up with a potentially legendary photographer and keep up with him along the way. Shoval Faibish is surely not going anywhere.

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FEATURED WORK We take a look at the recent work of both teen and adult artists and photographers under the theme “Modern�. All work was carefully selected by the Teen Eye editors. Submit your own work at teeneyemagazine.com/submit

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DESIGN

WASHROOM WATERFALL “All known forms of life depend on water. With neither contradiction nor conflict, [it] can be regarded as the largest goodness of the world.”

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ater is an element of life that is both undeniably powerful and uniquely pure. The substance rolls through the oceans, crashes into cliffs, runs beneath our feet, and swirls above our heads at all times. Water has always been used to benefit humans- we wash our hands with it, bathe in it, consume it. But our use is always minimal, never making an effort to transform the essential substance into something beautiful.

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imin Qiu, through his new project “Swirl”, aims to change that. The London-based designer has created a faucet that not only uses 15% less water, but also creates a ribbon of fluid as it pours itself into your sink. The artist has stated about the design, “According to my understanding, water is gentle and swirly. These two elements have been used in the creation of my work.” It is truly a new age method to merge the worlds of function and beauty.

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VAPOR | This piece uses ultrasonic atomizer technology to create smoke from a flavorful liquid. TINGLE | This piece sprinkles chunks on your tongue which melt and tingle and spread the flavor. FOAM | This piece is shaken to create foam, which will then make its way onto the textured surface. In the mouth, the foam reveals a flavor burst and it leaves a tingly sensation and sound when it disappears.

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PINCH | A pinch of powder that melts on your tongue MIST | Squeezing this piece will spray a mist. The vapor leaves a pleasant sensation and flavor. ROLL | With this piece you can roll the flavor onto your tongue and lips, providing a massage and putting the flavors directly onto the taste buds at the same time. SPONGE | This piece sucks up a liquid that can be squeezed out by using your mouth. The sponge feels soft, and the liquid inside is juicy.


BACK TO THE DINING TABLE

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ood is something that unites people in a common passion or simply a similar desire for something tasty. Many of us eat a meal three times a day without thinking any differently, but tens of thousands of people a year have a tube installed in their stomachs permanently for direct feeding. These people cannot adhere to the norm of eating food at a table along with their family and friends. Many suffer from this lack of involvement at dinner time- those with dementia, terminal illnesses, neurological diseases, and even very young children who have a difficult time consuming food can not enjoy their meals along with their peers.

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ouise Knoppert, a designer from the Netherlands, has created an innovative solution for a complex problem. How can you bring those who cannot eat back to the dining table? She has created a series of nine tools one can use to experience the taste of the food those around them are eating without digesting (or even swallowing) the food on their plate. The set includes a variety of sensations, movements, and flavors an individual can partake in.

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noppert has not only created something aesthetically pleasing, but something that could be enormously life-changing for thousands of people. The medical field is already interested in using her designs in their patient’s meals. As a result of her ingenuity, Knoppert was nominated for a Better Award.

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A VERY SURREAL EXPERIENCE LIES FOR ANY WHO ENTER THE MIRRORED SPACE

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arely does an experimental project provide both a surreal experience and a natural one. teamLab is a Tokyo-based team of engineers, programmers, designers, and editors that create works through “experimentation and innovation”, successfully blurring the lines between art, science, and technology. In one of the team’s most recent projects, an interactive installation was created that appears to belong in a storybook.

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he Floating Flower Garden is a room outfitted with live flowers that move and re-shape themselves in response to the viewer’s movement. The environment maintains a constant dome around the viewer by raising the flowers directly above the viewer and lowering the flowers towards the outside of the viewer. In this way, the person in the room will be completely surrounded by the growth at all times. A very surreal experience lies for any who enter the clean, mirrored space.

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by Zachary Cannon

teamLab’s FLOATING FLOWER GARDEN

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eamLab’s attention to detail is famous in the art world. Over 2,300 flowers bloom in this space, each one having a partner insect that lives in its particular bloom. The scent of the installation changes throughout the experience as a result of each flower becoming active at different parts of the day. The piece has also created a way for two or more viewers to interact within the shared space. If two viewers approach each other, their flower domes will collide and form a larger dome that encapsulates the two.

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apanese Zen Gardens are ancient places said to have been born as a place for Zen priests to become one with nature. These gardens were models of the surrounding mountain areas where the priests trained. Similarly, the Floating Flower Garden has flowers that are currently in bloom in the surrounding areas, each activating at separate times. Some will release their scents at sunrise, others in the pitch black of the night. This garden is certainly one to ponder- and one we hope to walk through one day.

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FASHION THE NEW ERA OF SAINT LAURENT

When Hedi Slimane was appointed Creative Director of Yves Saint Laurent in 2012, the fashion world wasn’t sure what to expect. Slimane has since redefined the house and completely shined a new light on the Cool Girl. by Carson

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ince its inception in 1961, the house of Yves Saint Laurent has epitomized elegance and refinery. Algerian-born Saint Laurent was heralded for bringing back the esteem of ready-to-wear and for using non-white models, a virtually unheard of choice in its day. In 1987, the designer passed his prêt-à-porter line over to his assistants, and in the following years, a succession of new head designers came and left the house. Hedi Slimane was first appointed as Collections and Art Director by Saint Laurent’s lover and co-founder of the house, Pierre Berge, in 1997, though he left two years later. In 2012, it was announced that Slimane would again return to the label, replacing Stefano Pilati as creative director. The fashion audience held its breath-Pilati had produced celebrated collections and was heralded by critics, but his pieces weren’t selling as expected. Hiring Slimane was an attempt by YSL to bring in the money that it had lost with Pilati at the helm.

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edi Slimane’s new direction for the label was confirmed when he announced that the ready-to-wear line would be re-branded as Saint Laurent Paris. By his omission of “Yves,” Slimane signified his turn of focus from the origin of the house and Yves’s own collections and vision. Slimane moved the design studio to Los Angeles, another indication that he was looking to modernize the label. Slimane’s first collection debuted for Spring 2013, and was a somewhat conservative show. The tailored jackets and androgynous suits were a homage to Yves’s classic tuxedo suit and groundbreaking Le Smoking suit. This first collection caused critics to second guess their first feelings of apprehension. Slimane no doubt felt reassured by the overwhelmingly positive critical response, and he quickly laced up his boots to produce a collection that deviated even further away from the label’s roots. From his second collection all the way up to his Fall/Winter 2015 show, it has become increasingly clear what the label Saint Laurent Paris was all about: the Cool Girl.

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he past five Saint Laurent collections have been injected with a 70s punk rock glam flair. Short leather jackets, ripped fishnets and yards of tulle evoke images of a young Nancy Spungen, and the messy-haired, red-lipped models traipsing down his runway solidify Slimane’s cool-without-trying vision. Even his muses are real-life cool-girls, among them Sky Ferreira, Grace Hartzel, Edie Campbell and Grimes. Slimane’s re-imagining of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic ready-to-wear label, although not popular among critics, has once again made YSL a leading player in the fashion market. Sales have skyrocketed, and it looks as though Slimane is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

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hough many fashion fans turn their noses up at Slimane’s re-imagined Saint Laurent, I find myself gravitating towards his vision. While I do admit that I find the shows horribly styled–with each look more and more reminiscent of Courtney Love’s early club days–the individual pieces of each look lend themselves nicely to an editorial mode. In fact, the messy allure of Saint Laurent exemplifies the word of the season: jolie-laide, French for “beautiful ugly.” Gone are the days when one could find a Yves Saint Laurent dress on the red carpet, hugging the body of a Hollywood siren; the new Saint Laurent is manufactured for the effortlessly cool it-girl.

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In one day, and out the next: that’s how modeling works. Casting directors are always looking for the next big thing, and in an industry that moves at lightning speed, there are always a select few girls that stick around for a little while longer. Here are a few new faces that have taken the fashion world by storm and are sure to stay.

Amilna Estevao At fourteen, Amilna won the Elite Model Look Angola 2013 and came in third place in Elite Model Look International. Now sixteen and signed with The Society, Amilna made her runway debut at Alexander Wang FW15 and took off from there. After walking five more shows in New York, Amilna went to London where she walked for the likes of JW Anderson, Burberry, and Jonathan Saunders. Now in Milan, Amilna has already walked for big names like Fendi and Prada. Already a favorite of casting directors and designers, Amilna is sure to make an impact.

Aya Jones A Prada exclusive for SS15, Aya Jones had every casting director wishing they had chosen her first. This season, Aya had a strong New York Fashion week- walking 12 shows- before heading to Paris to walk in major shows like Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and Miu Miu. Signed with The Lions New York, she walked a total of forty three shows. Aya is also featured in Vogue Japan’s “New Age” editorial for April 2015. There’s no stopping this French beauty with angelic features and a gorgeous smile.

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TOP FIVE FACES OF 2015 by Eden P.

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Stella Lucia After walking exclusively for Givenchy during the SS15 season, sixteen-year-old Stella Lucia starred in the campaign that followed. The Riccardo Tisci favorite has had an impressive FW15 season so far; walking in Alexander Wang, Prada, JW Anderson and more. Stella’s unique looks landed her a spot in Mert and Marcus’s “Bewitched” for W magazine, where she starred next to big names like Lara Stone and Anna Ewers. She landed her first cover for AnOther Magazine in a shocking Alexander McQueen ensemble. At just sixteen years old, Stella is on her way towards a successful career.

Lineisy Montero In every show cast by Ashley Brokaw, there is always that one standout girl who blows everyone away. This season, Lineisy was that girl. The Dominican beauty, signed with Next Models New York, stunned in a pastel green down coat as she walked down the Prada runway. After stealing the hearts of stylist Edward Enninful and Vogue Magazine, it’s safe to say Lineisy will be around for a while.

Molly Bair Who doesn’t know the name Molly Bair by now? The long-limbed seventeen year old made her debut at Proenza Schouler SS15 and had everyone talking. Showing up again in Milan to walk for Prada, and then in Paris to walk for names like Chanel and Dior, Molly’s first impression on the industry was a good one. This past season, Molly starred in her first campaign for Coach and made her first printed appearance in an editorial for Vogue Italia, which starred supermodel Lara Stone. With thirty two FW15 shows under her belt, it doesn’t look like Molly will be slowing down anytime soon. 42


SPRING ESSENTIALS

by Christie T.

It’s safe to say that it has been a long winter. Though I was craving sweaters, brown boots, and knee socks this past fall, I am so ready to chuck those chunky pieces to the back of my closet and empty out my wallet on new spring essentials.

Though we all might be ready for a change, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what will be on trend when a new season comes around. I’ve put together a couple of different looks (for each sort of individual) to help you guys out and hopefully guide you in the right direction! Of course there will be florals (florals for spring? groundbreaking, I know), some lighter-toned denim, and perhaps some pink in there, but I have a feeling one trend this spring is going to be the mix of feminine with boy chic. Aka: crisp yet messy button-ups, oversized boyfriend jeans, and trousers with pointy shoes. This season, it’s all about looking effortlessly cool, put together, and like you might have just rolled out of your boyfriend’s bed.

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I have been a fan of washed-up tones for ages, and they’ll definitely be appearing this spring; faded denim, peach-nude pink hues, lace, and light polka dots. This is for the more casually preppy individual; brown oxfords will be amazing staples for this season, and, if you want to be a bit funky, I highly recommend getting some floral-patterned shoes (the floral beauties in the right corner are by Dr. Marten - also I saw a pair of floral-soled Converse that are to die for if you want to be more casual about the whole floral thing). Vintage will also be super on-point this season, so don’t be afraid to scrounge around your grandma’s closet for a denim button-up skirt.

I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but lately I’ve been really into athletic wear, and (breaking news) you know you don’t have to strictly be going to the gym to wear Nike or Calvin Klein. More great news; sports wear is another big trend this spring. Updating your leggings or gym sneakers with a floral pattern is a great way to casually incorporate this style into your closet. Sometimes when you run errands or attend classes, throwing on some cool Nike’s and a quality t-shirt can make you feel effortlessly chic. 44


This set is for the more bohemian-oriented style, which I tend to lean more towards myself. Floral kimonos, Birkenstocks, stone necklaces, and boho-patterned halters are perfect for running around to flower markets. A pair of light wash, ripped boyfriend jeans are a gorgeous staple item for your spring/summer closet. Also, brown-leather accessories (like an on-the-go backpack or skinny belt) will help add that perfect detail to any outfit.

Whether you prefer vintage, sporty, or boho looks, spring is going to be a great time to amp up your look. Everyone has their own style, and I hope that instead of conforming to what society (and I) tell you, you can use this as a guidebook to create your own look and work it with confidence. There is nothing more on trend in any season than a genuine smile.

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INGRID WILLIAMS Em Odesser sits down with rising fashion model, Ingrid Williams, to speak about beauty, travelling, and relationships.

If your best friend was describing Whats the greatest lesson you’ve you to someone who’s never met or learned traveling around the world? heard of you, what would they say? To not take for granted what I have Hmm, probably that I’m confident at home. and outgoing! Describe our generation in three How would you define “cool”? words: Someone who isn’t so caught up in This is a hard question! I think somesociety’s expectations of them and times our generation can be quite they kind of just do whatever they selfish and overtaken by social melike. dia. However, I think our generation is also creative and ambitious! What are your perceptions of beauty? What makes a human beautiful? Do you channel anyone when you’re I think beauty is defined by what’s being photographed/walking on the on the inside rather than the outside. runway? If you are a kind hearted human, to Lately I have been channeling Emily me you are the most beautiful per- Ratajkowski because she is an absoson in the world. To be beautiful is lute babe and I have a MASSIVE to be kind. girl crush on her. 46


What are the three essential things that complete your wardrobe? My earrings are my life. Also my vintage denim jacket and my high waisted Sandro jeans! What would people be surprised to learn about you? What would people be surprised to learn about the modeling world? Hmm probably that I am a little insecure. Modelling is a lot harder than its made out to be. It takes a lot of hard work and effort! You’re either all in or out!

What song never fails to experiences entering the make you happy? modeling world? Budapest by George Ezra Just be positive and its okay if you start slow. Everyone has If you could pick one book to come from somewhere for everyone in the world and in the beginning we are to read, what would it be? all learning and working it Lord of the Rings out! Don’t be stressed about not getting jobs because honDoes social media help or estly every single model in hurt real life relationships? this world has gotten more Probably more hurt than noes than yeses in her career! help. Social media can be quite horrible and people Did you have a big break? If, can be extremely cruel at so what was it? times. I don’t know if you’d call it a big break but I guess the The clichè question: what biggest jobs I have done was advice would you give to walking for Victoria Beckyounger models just starting ham, Oscar De La Renta out? Can you describe your and Chanel in Singapore. 47


EM VISITS BABYGHOST FW 15 REVIEW by Em Odesser

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wenty five models stare blankly down at the swarming crowd of fashion’s elite. The allwhite, industrial Pop14 showroom has a palpable energy. Wu-Tang Clan blares, shutters pop, and look! There’s Xiao Wen Ju taking a photo with Susie Bubble. No, this is not a description of your dream last night -just the very first Babyghost NYFW presentation. oshua Hupper and Huang Qiaoran have never been the type to follow the pack. After meeting as interns for Diane Von Furstenberg, they left the safe confines of the powerhouse in 2010, and have been dazzling the fashion world ever since. Their first formal presentation, named “Welcome Home”, proved that risky endeavors can yield high rewards. The brands urban, ultra-cool aesthetic was highlighted with subtle details: nods to horror flick The Shining, 18th century hellish royalty, and hotel rooms interior designs were cleverly integrated. One glittery navy bomber coat displayed a subtle “237” on the shoulder, a reference to the infamous room haunted by the Torrance family. Another raw cut wool top, paired with an asymmetrical army green skirt, was embellished with the silhouette of two twin sisters holding hands. Buttons displayed animals snarling and baring their teeth. Gold skull buttons were an eerie addition to a simple black blazer. The designers melded a creation both flirty and sinister with hints of revenge everywhere. The brands spokesperson, supermodel Xiao Wen Ju, wore an army green bomber jacket; sewn on the back in big, impossible to miss, all caps letters: REVENGE. On the ass of an embroidered orange knit skirt: REVENGE. On a tapestry hanging off the shoulders of a quilted varsity jacket: well, you get the point.

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ady Macbeth famously said, “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.” The Babyghost woman (or should we say girl), is just that. She is a street style star, the girl everyone wants to be friends with. She’s youthful and free and eclectic, she has great taste, she’s a blast at parties, and she can quote cult movies like the back of her hand. But, the Babyghost girl takes no shit. No one messes with her-at least not with impunity. Huang and Qiaoran defined the modern woman in their first NYFW presentation. We can’t wait to see their next.

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THE FUTURE OF FASHION Staying true to this edition’s theme, Em asked around at New York Fashion Week what the future of fashion is all about. We see what the future of fashion means to models, editors, and industry leaders...in one sentence or less.

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FAST FASHION

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ne day, while walking around a Topshop store for Abercrombie to provide undercover competitive fashion feedback, I saw a faux fur coat that particularly stood out to me. It wasn’t the luxury of the fur, or the contrast of the colors that caught my attention. It was an exact replica of a Prada Spring/Summer 2013 design. I held up the jacket to show my friend, and pointed out that the coat was impeccably similar to the Prada coat that debuted on the runway. As I stated the obvious to my friend, a Topshop employee walked past me and said, “It really is,” with a confirmative, yet almost apologetic tone.

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rands such as Topshop, Zara, and Forever 21 are infamous for ripping off designer brands. Known as “fast fashion”, these retailers are able to release new designs immediately after they appear on the runway. Zara, for example, has three hundred and fifty in-house designers that produce thousands of creations each year. These designers do not always wait for fashion week to manufacture new styles, instead, they respond to what is selling and what their customers want. In fact, my role at Abercrombie was meant to identify what “our customers” were buying in other stores. Thanks to brands like Zara, the average retail shopper has the ability to purchase designer clothes without actually purchasing designer clothes.

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t is quite easy to point out where Zara draws its inspiration. In the past, the brand has recreated designs from fashion powerhouses like Celine and Prada. Abstract shapes and floral motifs, inspired by the SS14 and Resort 2014 collections, respectively, found their way onto Zara’s tops, dresses and t-shirts. This season, Zara seemed to take the most interest in the spring/ summer collections of Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Celine, and Chloé. Pictured to the right are the most obvious similarities that Zara has released from its new collection.

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his imitation is not necessarily a negative gesture towards the design houses. High-street brands that are copied usually see a spike in popularity, and in some ways, being ripped off is a compliment. When a brand sees its designs cloned by retailers, it means that they are on trend and that there is a shopping demand for the products they are releasing down the runway. However, not everyone can afford a $2,000 dress or a ridiculously expensive fur coat, so brands like Zara could actually be helping, not hurting, the fashion community. Top: Prada Spring 2013 Bottom: Chloe Spring 2015

Top: Topshop Faux Fur Daisy Coat Bottom: Zara Leather Roman Sandals

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F/W 15 CHEAT SHEET

by Em & Anna Heath

As fun as fashion is, it can be extremely time-consuming. We understand that it’s hard to watch every single show, so we made your life easier: we picked the ten unmissable shows and debriefed them for you!

Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein

This season, Costa played with 60’s cuts and silhouettes - the collection displayed a few shift dresses here and there, some beautiful maxi dresses, and a whole lot of boxy coats. The colours were true to the brand- neutral but classic. Lots of suede details were shown throughout the collection, a nod to the 70’s trend that’s booming right now.

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld latest designs were reminiscent of Gabrielle Chanel’s early rebellion. He brought back the iconic Chanel trends that we all know and love; tweed, little black dresses, commonplace kitten heels, and quilted jackets were everywhere. But, they had an edge this season. Karl upgraded the classic designs, toying with the silhouette. The output? A perfectly chic show. The lively brasserie The type of girl Costa was aiming to dress in this that served as a runway was the perfect setting collection was clear. The new Calvin Klein girl is a for the kind of girl who wears this collection; a prepster. She embraces the luxurious, her closet is classic Parisian. filled to the brim with mini shift dresses, tortoiseshell and tile-esque textures, and double-breasted Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for coats. However, she has an edge, with her ragValentino ged hems, large chain bags, and dark leather. She Chiuri and Piccioli churned out a series of knockout appreciates darker twists: leather accents, and gowns this season. Everything felt fresh and new: spherical cutouts. Ultimately, the brand’s famous the optical illusions, the floor length multi colored minimalism was definitely evident in this collection fox fur coats, the colorblocked paneling, the dragon with it’s subdued colours, clean silhouettes, and motifs, and the dramatic necklines. The iconic Pesimple and natural beauty. ter-Pan collared red dress was replaced by a sheer gown with a plunging neckline, but the classic ValJunya Watanabe entino embroidery was as strong as ever. And of Not surprisingly, Junya Watanabe was an inter- course, every movie fanatic must’ve gasped, not esting collection this season. The almost completely at the piping on those crepe dresses, nor at those black and white show had a geometrical element dragon motifs-but at the triumphant return of the to it: spiky tops, boxy jackets, and netted ponchos two biggest supermodels of the 2000’s. When filled the runway. Formulas were scrawled messily Derek Zoolander and Hansel stepped on that up and down models legs, and origami-esque hats runway, the crowd was ecstatic. The models, in hugged their almost completely bare faces. silk suits, had a faceoff of epic proportions; at one point, Derek grabbed viner Jerome Jarre’s phone This season, it seemed Watanabe was ultimately and took a swoon-worthy vine, which has now inspired by math. No, not the algebra you suffer been looped 17,000,000 times (gaining over 300 through in school- a new side of math. Wata- more per minute). This stunt was to announce nabe’s version is chic, yet eccentric- just like the their latest movie, which will be a hit: just like the brand itself. Clean cut angles, hard lines, and mini Valentino show itself. were prevalent throughout the show. 64


Felipe Oliveira Baptista for Lacoste

Lacoste’s collection was truly the paragon of sporty chic. Baptista seemed to be looking back at the early Lacoste aesthetic. Pleated mini skirts, wrapped dresses, and vibrant colors appeared to be taken straight off the tennis court, as did the models themselves, who sported minimal makeup, sweatbands, and sleek side-parts. Slitted, camel colored coats accentuated the bubbly, graphic designs. Definitely a smash hit. #ReneDidItFirst

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The Marc Jacobs show was dark, severe, and completely glamorous. Jacobs nailed the gothic trend; he mixed patent leather, monochrome furs, crimsons, and metal to create irresistible and slightly fear inducing looks. Pale, gaunt models with twisted top buns glided down the runway, in an almost theatrical sense. The details were flawless: Jacobs accentuated the gritty beauty of dark tartan sheaths with nail heads, a chevron and mink coat complimented a gown with scarab beetle-esque qualities. Any girl walking down the street in a Marc Jacobs AW15 look would definitely turn heads.

Peter Copping for Oscar da le Renta

Peter Copping’s debut collection for Oscar de la Renta was highly anticipated. Everyone was holding their breaths- could de la Renta’s successor pull it off? The answer, happily, was a resounding yes. Copping’s designs encapsulated the femininity and grace of the brand. Floaty and frilly blouses, subtle embroidery, and impeccably tailored coats filled the collection. A chic twist on a godet skirt was especially memorable, as was the pairing of silky high necked dress in the most incredible deep fuschia color with a rich, chutney fur bolero. The delicate, ethereal gowns will definitely be a red carpet favorite, come award season. Copping’s first Oscar de La Renta show was a huge hit- we can’t wait to see how he grows in his future collections.

Kate and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte

Imagine a modern day mermaid; under the sea, she’s a disco queen, but on land she’s in a biker gang. Can you picture it? This is the Rodarte girl the Mulleavy’s dreamed up this season. The collection was full of shearling-leather hybrids: blueberry colored jackets with the plushest, biggest fur hoods were paired with louche lace bodysuits, giving off a look that was ladylike and badass all at once. The collection was totally irresistible in every way. It was flirty, fun, and free. The best touch were the glittery, rainbow, feathered dresses. They slightly resembled a second grade art project, and we mean that in the best way. They were a mishmash of all things glamorous in a way that only the Mulleavy sisters could pull off.

Chitose Abe for Sacai

Ladies: take notes. If you ever need to take a trip down to the Tundra, then splurge on a Sacai AW15 coat. Chitose Abe’s latest designs were extravagant, paneled, and so, so chic. Huge tufts of fur sprouted from the gem toned jackets and tweed parkas. The show was full of contradictions. The silhouette’s? Oversized, yet flattering. The colors? Neon, but classy. The last looks were almost kitschy, but still somehow looked luxurious. Abe pushed her looks to the limit, but never crossed the line - creating an incredible AW15 collection.

Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci

The AW15 Pucci show was Dundas’ last for the brand, and he certainly left with a bang. His collection truly embodied the Pucci woman: a bold and sexy unapologetic world traveler. However, she seemed to have a more romantic side this season, a side that was fond of star gazing. The night sky lit up in Dundas’ collection; in knee length starry boots, zodiac sweaters, and delicate cornflower mini dresses. The Pucci glamour was upheld again and again throughout the show- in Monster-fur coats, opaque fringe minidresses, and head-to-toe velvet. Peter Dundas will certainly be missed, but no one doubts he was a star. 65


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THROWING SHADE AT 50 SHADES OF GREY Katherine Taylor analyzes the controversial book/film pairing, revealing a darker sense of abuse throughout a now infamous fictitious relationship.

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hen Fifty Shades of Grey first gained popularity, they called it “mommy porn,” which I, for one, was very troubled by. But it turns out its troubling moniker is the least of our worries: the book, and its subsequent development into a movie, has incited a heavy backlash from a few different communities. Oddly, these communities include both those most staunchly against BDSM and those who enjoy it. Fifty Shades’ popularity comes, in part, from the fact that it deals openly with an aspect of sexuality that’s often hidden from mainstream view: BDSM. BDSM stands for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism. Essentially, one of the most commonly referenced kinks in pop culture that’s still considered outside of the norm.

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great deal of the controversy surrounding Fifty Shades comes from the fact that is a bit, well, deviant. There is understandable apprehension about the first truly mainstream film depicting BDSM. However, when it comes down to it, whether you like BDSM or not, as long as it happens between consenting adults, there’s really no argument against it. But that’s not the only reason Fifty Shades is getting criticism: those at the opposite end of the spectrum, who embrace BDSM, aren’t happy either, calling the movie out on its entanglement of BDSM in an abusive relationship.

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he fact is that there is sexual consent in all of Fifty Shades, even written into a physical contract. However, the troubling part of Fifty Shades isn’t the actual sex: it is that Christian’s behavior toward Ana is coercive and isolating, and in a word, gross. Don’t get me wrong: the new movie is exciting, and so is the book. And it has the potential to be harmless fun, as long as you understand what you’re seeing. But there’s an important distinction to be made between the consensual BDSM happening and the titular Mr. Grey being a general creep.

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n all reality, the true gray area in Fifty Shades happens outside the bedroom. The dynamic between Christian and Ana, our delicate heroine, is troubling in many ways; his actions toward her are often emotionally abusive and control-seeking. This is the only thing really wrong with the movie: it mixes safe, consensual BDSM with an otherwise distressing relationship. Christian doesn’t abuse Ana when he ties and whips her; his abuse comes in the form of isolation, stalking, and coercion. It’s incredibly important to recognize that these aspects of Christian have nothing to do with BDSM and everything to do with actual abuse and control seeking behavior.

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ith viewers of all ages flocking to theaters to see Fifty Shades, the film’s growing influence raises an important question: do audiences understand the difference between the abusive behavior and consensual BDSM represented equally in Fifty Shades? The film is a groundbreakingly mainstream piece of erotica, and it’s opening a conversation about sex and consent and good old chains-and-whips excitement that is, in many ways, long overdue. However, the influence of the media is undeniable, and the inseparable entanglement of consensual sex and manipulative and abusive behavior in Fifty Shades gives it the dangerous potential to glorify all the wrong aspects of its central relationship. In the end, the franchise offers exactly what it promised: very little in the way of black and white morality, but plenty of shades of gray.

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LIVING UNDER A ROCK by Zak Cannon

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n southern Spain, only a short drive from the coastal town of Málaga, lies the village of Setenil de las Bodegas. The small town has an air of authenticity often found in remote places, but this village holds something greater. Setenil is known in the region as having the most delicious pastries, the most hearty specialty meats made from the local cattle, and world-class bars where locals and tourists alike can enjoy a traditional sangria. But there’s something peculiar about this town that’s certainly not difficult to noticethe residents of Setenil de las Bodegas quite literally live under a rock.

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he sheet of rock this village wraps itself around and digs itself into has been inhabited for up to 25,000 years. It only makes sense to use the existing caves and construct a facade instead of building all four walls and the roof of a house. The placement of the town may seem outlandish, but in fact it’s entirely strategic. The area had been home to Muslim-Christian conflicts throughout history and the cave blocked the Christian advance towards Granada for more than 50 years.


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lthough Setenil de las Bodegas is known by its local inhabitants and tourists for its peculiar setting and spectacular food, the cave town teaches us something important about the human relationship with Earth. Something that would normally impede the growth and flourishing of people was instead used to create long-remembered homes, vineyards, and restaurants. Sometimes Mother Nature really does seem to be looking out for us.

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FEATURED CITY SAN FRANCISCO

by Zachary Cannon

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hen gold was discovered in California in 1848, San Francisco, a lonely town of 200, was transformed into a bustling city of 36,000 in a matter of a few years. Since then, the Bay Area city has evolved into a cultural epicenter for Asian Americans and young creatives. Over my spring break, I traveled to San Francisco and experienced the city myself. Now I’ll give you tips, recommendations, and insights into this gorgeous city right on the Pacific.

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hen you first arrive in Northern California, consider driving down south to the Big Sur and experiencing a ride alongside the cliffed Pacific Ocean. This drive is absolutely stunning- even Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss recently took a roadtrip along this famous strip of hills. Although many enjoy the beaches and picturesque views of this region, the town of Carmel is only a half-hour drive away. Here, you can explore classy boutiques, Mexican architecture, and Clint Eastwood’s own restaurant, the Hog’s Breath Inn.

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nce you arrive in San Francisco, you’ll of course want to go shopping. Take a bus to Union Square (or better yet, stay at Hotel Stratford, an accommodation right in the heart of the shopping center) and walk through the designer pinnacles like Saks Fifth Avenue, Alexander McQueen, Dior, and Valentino. To get a more local look, check out the thrift stores in The Haight and explore San Francisco’s Little Italy (known as North Beach). Here, a stop at Al’s Attire will get you custom-made, one-of-a-kind garments and a

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purchase at OOMA will get you a unique gift for a friend.

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Wanting a bit more culture in California? San Francisco has two world-class museums, both of which are worth a visit- preferably on the same day, as a ticket to one will get you free entrance to the other! The de Young Museum houses classic American art, along with an observatory tower that overlooks the sprawling city. The Legion of Honor, at the very northwest point of the city, has a vast collection of European art including Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, and Bouguereau. Plus, the Legion has spectacular architecture and a cast of Rodin’s The Thinker in the courtyard. A short walk from this spectacular museum will have you arriving at China Beach, a little-known gem with a view to rival even the most exotic destinations.

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Ask any local- San Francisco is a spectacular city for food. Almost a third of the city is Asian, meaning fantastic Chinese and Japanese cuisine. M.Y. China in the Westfield Shopping Centre is quite popular, and for good reason. Award winning chef and TV host Martin Yan specializes in noodle dishes and irresistible wok delights for prices far below what you would expect at such a high-class eatery. If you’re wanting something more European, Sodini’s offers the cream of the crop Italian food in North Beach. And if you’re wondering where the countless fortune cookies in San Francisco come from, then take a side-step onto Ross Alley in Chinatown and grab a bag of freshly made cookies at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. The Legion of Honor

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Public transportation is largely efficient and consistent in San Francisco. I used the numerous buses, streetcars, and cable cars to get to and fro every destination on my trip. Download Google Maps to route you anywhere in the city! If you’d rather have a driver of your own, San Francisco is full of Uber and Lyft drivers that will take you to where you want to be. Prefer renting a car? Remember to curb your wheels- or else find that the rolling hills of San Francisco have caused your rental to kiss the car behind it. Ouch!

There are countless ways to experience and enjoy this city that’s both equally modern and historical. The people of San Francisco are some of the most kind I’ve ever met. They’ll always stop to ask if you’re lost or recommend their favorite place to grab a coffee. Perhaps their friendliness stems from the stunning views, the delicious food, or maybe it’s something in the water. Either way, this gorgeous city is not one to miss. Just remember to recycle your fork- or else face the infamous San Francisco glare. 83


I am seven letters sewn together by ideas and concepts. I am a last name that will never match a face. And they look at me, they puzzle it together and they laugh. They snicker. Because in their mind, I don’t fit. I don’t qualify. RAMIREZ is a name that belongs to someone with a brown face and black hair. Someone with an accent and broken English. They have one singular idea of what my last name must mean. But they don’t think about the culture, the language, the history behind it. I spent years feeling like an impostor; I spent years feeling like I was merely wearing a last name that belonged to someone else. A name that must not, cannot, will never belong to me. And they made me feel that way.

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by Bianca Ramirez

I spent years with a language on my tongue that people assume I’d stolen. In my own family, I look like an outsider.

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And sometimes I just want to scream because it is my name. I belong to it and it belongs to me. I am proud and I have always been proud. Proud to be Mexican, proud to be RAMIREZ. I was eleven years old the first time my ethnicity made me dumb. I was eleven years old the first time the words “stupid Mexican” flew so carelessly from his mouth, as if the phrase was not one of the most revolting things you could say. Since then, I feel as if the phrase has been tattooed on to my soul. After that, I saw it. I saw that every time a Hispanic person was on the TV, they played a maid, a janitor, or some other insignificant character. I saw that brown skin made you dumb, small, ugly. Insignificant. And I saw that white skin made you beautiful, smart, important. And I got it. I got why I couldn’t carry my last name the same way they carried theirs. I got why they questioned me when I stated my race. A Mexican can’t be educated, can’t be beautiful, can’t maintain a 4.8 GPA and be number four in a class of hundreds.


When people look at me, they assume I’m white, and when they find out otherwise they are shocked, stunned, because to them I simply can’t be. And they forget, they forget so often who I am because I don’t match their idea of what a Hispanic should be. They use my pale skin to reassure themselves, and they try and bury my last name. Bury my identity. Bury me. Wash away what they don’t like, and leave only white. People have always told me, “you don’t look/act/talk Mexican; therefore, you are not.” And I want to scream; I want to laugh at their ignorance. We, as a people, are not the same, but white people see us as the same, they don’t bother to differentiate. They act as if we are not diverse, but they are offended when we do the same to them. Once, a girl told me that I am not Mexican because the white half of me is dominate. And everywhere we go, it’s thrown in our face, white means pure, white means pristine, white means heaven, white means innocence. Brown means dirt. Brown means stain. Brown means disgusting. Brown means ugly. Brown means beaner, brown means slave, brown means terrorist. Because we are all the same to them. And in their eyes Brown means one thing: Brown means Inferior. Yet somehow, even after they killed us, raped us, destroyed us and then desecrated our graves, white means beautiful.

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PAPER TO PIXELS

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t all started with an advert. An advert describing myself in terms of music taste and interests, alongside basic personal information and a line describing my preferences for potential pen pal friends. I didn’t put much thought into it; I didn’t really think anything would come out of it. I was completely wrong and I underestimated the power of the Internet. Within hours, I had replies to my ad from all over the world.

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nevitably, there were a few dodgy replies, the most memorable being an anonymous person complimenting my hair and wanting to know its exact length in inches. However, this isn’t an issue if you don’t let it become one. On the Internet, you have control over who you talk to and if you feel even slightly uneasy about any of your replies, simply don’t respond.

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y main advice for staying safe when obtaining a pen pal on the Internet is to give them your social media accounts in stages, starting with the least personal (an email address you don’t use much, snapchat, etc.) and only move on

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Alys Daniels-Creasey tells her story about using modern technology to follow a dated tradition and tells us how we can do the same.

to sites like Facebook and giving out your address for physical snail mail (the process of sending parcels and letters in the post) once you’ve had a real chat over Skype and can confirm in both your mind and theirs that you are both legitimate people. Obviously people have other ways of progressing with their pen pal but this is what worked for me.

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ome people have many pen pals but for me, one is definitely enough. At the beginning, I was talking to about 7, but I only really connected with one. I think I would feel like I was cheating on my pen pal if I had any more. We talk every single day and in the nine months we have known each other, we have sent nearly 70,000 messages on Facebook, 6,000 Snaps, about 10 physical parcels, and can spend over 4 hours at a time on Skype. Obviously, the intensity of Internet friendships differs, but as long as you are both happy with the rate of communication then everything should be fine.


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o what are all our messages about? We talk about everything: from the funny, everyday embarrassments of high school/college life, to the differences in our cultures/languages/ locations, to problems we need help in solving, to deep chats at 3am (for me) and 10pm (for her) about life, existence and the universe. Even though we have never met in real life and have known each other for less than a year, I feel so deeply connected to my pen pal; I feel I have found my true soulmate.

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aving a pen pal is an age-old tradition and is in no way a modern concept. However, with the rise of internet culture, a new wave of young people becoming pen pals has occurred. In our ever-changing world, it isn’t surprising that the practice of having a pen pal has evolved to fit the modern context; it is a lot less common to send snail mail, for practical and economical reasons. There are pros and cons to this. Being able to access the internet so easily nowadays means actually finding a pen pal is easy and communication is fast, frequent and reliable. However, doing everything through pixels undeniably takes away a certain magic and excitement from having a pen pal. The feeling of reading a letter or holding a parcel sent from thousands of miles away, packaged up so thoughtfully and labelled with unique handwriting is indescribable. And it isn’t just magic for the eyes. Opening the package, handling objects last touched by your pen pal can seem surreal, especially when you haven’t met them in reality: this is a direct physical link between you and them, uninterrupted. And the scent. No matter what, a parcel from another place always has a foreign smell which you’ve never encountered before. Of course there is also the taste, too, if they choose to send you sweets from their country.

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would go so far to say that the advance of the modern world is a catalyst of age-old ideas, a way to get you from stranger to soulmate at a speedier rate. It lets friendships blossom more deeply and this is why I am grateful that we can now communicate through pixels as well as paper.

Inspired to find a pen pal? If you’re between 13 and 19, you can use the site I used here: findteenpenpals.tumblr.com

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HOW TO HACK COLLEGE COSTS by Megan McGaha

College costs can be intimidating, especially when job prospects look slim. Fortunately, there are ways for academically motivated students to “hack” college; graduating faster, cheaper, and look more impressive by doing so.

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race Bush is the poster child for success with early college. The sixteen year old earned her high school diploma and her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in the same week through Dual Enrollment. The Dual Enrollment program allows students taking approved classes to receive local college credit for courses they pass in high school.

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or some, these classes also happen to be Advanced Placement (AP) classes. AP courses are college-level courses taken in the high school in place of regular-level courses, and can be a huge time and money saver if passed. The 36 AP tests are graded on a 5-point scale, and the lowest score accepted by colleges is a 3. The good news for AP students is that if they fail the AP test, but excel in the class, they still receive Dual Enrollment credit. Alternatively, if they pass both, they can receive the same credit twice, cutting down on general electives in college.

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dents may be rejected from the course due to too low of a grade in a previous related course.

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ut this does not necessarily inhibit students from taking the tests. Regardless as to if the course was offered, students can self-study the material with test-preparation books and take the test. If the school is ill-equipped to provide the test, students may take the test at another school. For those willing to self-study at home, another option is to test out of college classes by taking CLEP tests.

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he College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test is designed for adults to test out of classes that teach the things they already know. There’s no age minimum on the CLEP, and students can take any of the 33 $80 tests at their local college if they sign up and arrange a test date through clep. collegeboard.org.

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nfortunately, going to college before filing the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) does not make students eligible for financial aid, and students under the age of 18 may have difficulty applying for loans or renting textbooks. But there are independent scholarships offered at any age, and textbooks can be bought online.

College credits to transfer back into a high school diploma. Other students may get a GED, but are not required to. Students are required to move to the college and dorm there; off-campus housing is only offered to students who still live with their parents The college costs roughly $64,000/year according to College Board, including the required room and board; but an average of 75% of tuition is covered by financial aid, and full or those looking for the full-college ex- scholarships are offered. perience, another option is Bard College at Simon’s Rock. A private school cholarships are especially useful for in western Massachusetts, Bard boasts that those of average economic status conit “is the only four year college in the United sidering this route: early college costs States specifically designed to allow bright, can rack up fast. Although tests and early highly motivated adolescents to fully real- college may save time and money, prudent ize their intellectual and creative potential students beware: they can just as quickly by beginning college immediately after the cost time and money if the tests are failed tenth or eleventh grade.� or non-transferable courses are pursued. It is crucial to know the ins and outs of school tudents who enroll at Bard College policy before attempting a feat like graduatmust drop out of their high school, ing college before high school. unless they can arrange for the Bard

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Teen Eye Spring 15: The Modern Issue  

The very first edition of Teen Eye brings art, design, fashion, and culture to the creative teen.

Teen Eye Spring 15: The Modern Issue  

The very first edition of Teen Eye brings art, design, fashion, and culture to the creative teen.