NOISE ISSUE NO.2
MINI 1 Atlas Magazine
PHOTOGRAPHY Paloma Fernandez
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PHOTOGRAPHY Farzam HD
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TUNE OUT Written by Meredyth Cole Page 36-37
INTERVIEW: NEO DIA Interview by Olivia Bossert Page 10-11
GIRL ABOUT TOWN
by Farzam HD Page 14-19
by Blessing Marie Page 36-43
by Paloma Fernandez Page 20-27
by Luca Meneghel Page 46-53
by Joanna Kustra Page 28-35
by Mikko Puttonen Page 54-59
Editors Olivia Bossert Megan Breukelman Graphic Designer Jessica Bailey Online Editor Jasmin Rauha Contributing Writer Paris Richardson
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Contributors Farzam HD Paloma Fernandez Mikko Puttonen Luca Meneghel Blessing Marie Neo Dia Meredyth Cole Joanna Kustra
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PHOTOGRAPHY Blessing Marie
Our front cover for this issue a bit unconventional, but the moment we saw the shot, we couldnâ€™t stop smiling. It was bright, colourful, and oh so happy. Thatâ€™s exactly what we want Atlas to make people feel! We hope you like it as much as we do. We hope you get as much inspiration out of this issue as we did. Keep smiling. Love, Olivia Bossert & Megan Breukelman
INTERVIEW BY Olivia Bossert
Neo Dia was brought to our attention by their lovely PR Agency, The PR Department. Based in Sydney, Australia, you can’t help but stare at the incredible talent that Zoe, the head of the business, represents. Neo Dia stood out from them all, and we wanted to know more about their incredible journey as a brand.
Q. Tell us about Neo Dia, and how it all began? A. Gavin: We both studied fashion together at RMIT and then decided to collaborate on a project once we had graduated. From there, the label just grew organically. We received a lot of international press for our first project collection, particularly through Europe culminating in a feature with Vogue Italia, and then we had to make a decision whether to keep going or to get jobs in the industry. We did both! Q. Can you tell us about the name of your brand? A. Gavin: We knew that we didn’t want to use our names as so many designers do. We wanted to just work in the background of the label and for it to be it’s own entity. We did know that we wanted the name to reference the aesthetic and the core belief of the brand, then we mashed together Neo Dia - Neo from Neoteric (new, modern, new ideas) and Dia from Diametric (line or shape) . Neo Dia for us was an interpretation of New Line and New Shape.
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Q. You are described as creating both soft and strong clothes, combined together. Do you agree with that statement? A. Gavin: Definitely, the core of what we create is a juxtoposition of dualities and playing with a balance of the female energy; whether it is masculine or powerful, or sensual or soft, each collection explores a new aspect of this. What we want our clothes to do is to empower women. Q. What was the inspiration behind your current collection? A. Gavin: our first thought was that we wanted a softer collection, we wanted it to be a bit more organic but still quite moody and sensual. We were looking at dark images of the ocean, very strong with surging swells and we wanted to capture this through the collection. We have literal references, like the net dresses and then the crushed organza but then the strong suiting and power dressing elements bring through the strength and power of our woman and our early inspirations. Q. What is your main inspiration for your clothing?
...what we create is a juxtoposition of dualities and playing with a balance of the female energy...
A. Gavin : a collection always starts with the energy and mood that we want to create. From there we work in our other inspirations, techniques and shapes and fabrics and then the collection begins to take form. But we always ask what each look is saying, how does it make you feel and what is the energy. Q. Who do you design your clothes to be worn by?
Q. What ambitions do you have for your brand? A. Gavin: we are launching the brand internationally with Summer 15/16 and also launching our e-commerce site in the coming months. We are really focused on growing our stockist base and growing the business. We have dreams of filling amazing wardrobes of amazing women!
A. Gavin: empowered women, sensual and strong.
...Neo Dia for us was an interpretation of New Line and New Shape.
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DISPOSITION PHOTOGRAPHER Farzam HD MODEL Meu Meu & Taylor @ Elite Toronto STYLING Stephanie Major HAIR & MAKEUP Chantal Hubens @ Judy Inc. MAKEUP PRODUCT M.A.C Cosmetics
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PREVIOUS PAGE TAYLOR- COAT Mackage SHOES 424 Fifth MEU MEU-COAT Mackage SHOES Franco Sarto
THIS PAGE SUIT Ted Baker TOP Paige Denim SHOES Shelly’s Of London
THIS PAGE TOPS I Love Ugly
NEXT PAGE TOP Cheap Monday
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PREVIOUS PAGE SKIRT & TOP Babaton SHOES Franco Sarto
THIS PAGE SHOES Sam Edelman
THIS PAGE COAT Stephanie Davidson CULLOTTES & CLUTCH Asos TOP Topshop
NEXT PAGE SHIRT Stephanie Davidson SUNGLASSES Quay Australia EARRINGS Euan McWhirter
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GIRL ABOUT TOWN PHOTOGRAPHER Paloma Fernandez PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT Greg Abramowicz & David Guillen DIGITAL ARTIST Nuria Segura MODEL Eve McCusker @ Storm Models & Colours Agency STYLING Kayleigh Swan HAIR & MAKEUP Danielle Dickson
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THIS PAGE SHIRT Stephanie Davidson SKIRT Asos SHOES H&M
PREVIOUS PAGE TOP & SKIRT Asos SCARF H&M SHOES Senso
THIS PAGE COAT & TROUSERS Rachael Eustace TOP Emily Millichip NECKLACE Euan McWhirter
NEXT PAGE COAT & TROUSERS Rachael Eustace
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THIS PAGE CLUTCH Mimeyco TOP Emily Millichip TROUSERS Rachael Eustace EARRINGS Euan McWhirter
PREVIOUS PAGE TOP Topshop CULOTTES Asos BAG Skinny Dip London SHOES Senso
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THIS PAGE TOP & SKIRT Ania Kuczyńska SHOES Adidas Originals Via Tailor Made Pr
UNREQUITED PHOTOGRAPHER Joanna Kustra ASSISTANT Robert Korybut Daszkiewicz MODELS Zosia D @ Mango Models & Cleo @ Modelplus Photo STYLING Kazik Stolarczyk HAIR & MAKEUP Karolina Shumilas
PREVIOUS PAGE JACKET Ania Kuczyńska SUNGLASSES Mykita Via Oko Design
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PREVIOUS PAGE DRESS Natasha Pavluchenko SHOES Adidas Originals Via Tailor Made Pr
THIS PAGE TOP Serafin Andrzejak
THIS PAGE SUIT & COLLAR Gosia Baczyńska
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THIS PAGE DRESS Magda Floryszczyk Via Nap
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THIS PAGE TOP & SKIRT Paula Fiuk SUNGLASSES Jplus Via Oko Design
PREVIOUS PAGE CORSET Halina Mrożek SKIRT Pajonk 35
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER Blessing Marie MODEL Caroline Corinth @ Supreme Management STYLING Helen Barbieri HAIR Marcel Dagenais @ LVA Artists MAKEUP Brit Cochran @ Art Department EQUIPMENT Splashlight Studios
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BOTH PAGES JACKET & TOP Maje TROUSERS Rag & Bone SHOES J. Crew
DRESS Maje BELT Stylistâ€™s Own
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THIS PAGE JACKET & TOP Rag & Bone SHORTS Ecote SHOES Belle By Sigerson Morrison BELT Narnia Vintage
PREVIOUS PAGE TOP Narnia Vintage BODYSUIT Norma Kamali SHORTS Current/Elliot NECKLACE Stylist’s Own
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THIS PAGE DRESS Maje KIMONO Stylist’s Own HAT Rag & Bone CUFF Narnia Vintage
WRITTEN BY Meredyth Cole
I spend a lot of my time trying to be cool. Don’t you? I’ve been lucky in that the people I think are cool (read: the people I try to be like) are often genuinely cool. I have good taste in idols. In high school it was a beautiful, rebellious brunette who liked oldschool bad boys, designer jeans, and Chanel lip-gloss. In college it was a depressive intellectual who dressed like an early Godard heroine. She dated grossly inferior men and pined after famous artists, most of whom she’d actually met. The year I dropped out of college it was Paz de la Huerta.
The year I went back to college it was a local scenester with Betty Page bangs and a wardrobe of pilled Acne sweaters and Rachel Comey clogs. I’ve always been acutely aware of other people’s coolness. Fashionable girls’ frequencies come in crystal clear, but my personal station always sounded like static. I was like a bat, only able to navigate around other people’s charisma, bouncing sonar off the brands they liked and the books they read. Remember, bats are blind. Soon I’d assembled a wardrobe that looked like a costume department, and the self-confidence to match.
...only able to navigate around other people’s charisma, bouncing sonar off the brands they liked and the books they read.
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I was friends with lovely, desirable women. I hung on to their inclinations and gestures like a creepy collector, trying to assemble a Franken-self that would seem like the best parts of two continents and 22 years worth of influences rolled together. All I got was really, really confused. I know, I know, I’m young and I’m trying to “find myself.” But it’s more important than that; I’m trying to find how myself dresses. I always felt a little off when I was dressing “well.” I was doing everything right: right brands, right level of dishevelment, right makeup to nailcare ratio. I was doing everything right, someone else’s right. A very cool person’s right.
So, I tuned out the noise. I won’t be a bat again. I’m a magpie now. Every time I buy something, I think, do I really want this object? This specific, tangible thing? Not the chatter that surrounds it, the label, the hype, the cache, but the thing itself. Do I want it because someone I admire has it? Or do I want it because it makes my heart sing? That’s the only noise I listen to now, and I’m looking gooooood.
COAT & SANDALS Marni TOP Trussardi SHORTS zara
GRADIENT PHOTOGRAPHER Luca Meneghel MODEL Roxana Nesfintu STYLING Veronica Gelmetti
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PREVIOUS PAGE JACKET Minimum SHIRT Vintage SANDALS Pollini
THIS PAGE COAT Marni TSHIRT Trussardi
JACKET Max Mara 50 Atlas Magazine
THIS PAGE JACKET Max Mara TROUSERS Veronica Gelmetti SHOES Fiori e Spine
NEXT PAGE JACKET Minimum SHIRT Vintage
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ECHO ACCESSORIES Mikko Puttonen x Gtie collection PHOTOGRAPHER Nana Simelius MODEL Mikko Puttonen DESIGN Mikko Puttonen, Jenni Ahtiainen & Elli Kervinen STYLING Heidi Marika STYLING ASSISTANT Sanna Silander MAKEUP Muah Susu Holm SPECIAL THANKS Teemu Hursti & Juhana Simelius
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PHOTOGRAPHY Charlotte Garner
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