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PHOTOGRAPHY Cristina JimĂŠnez Rey

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PHOTOGRAPHY Piotr Szewczyk


United Kingdom/ Spain/ Munich/ Poland/ Los Angeles/ Malaysia/ Australia/ Canada/ Sweden/ Switzerland

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Contributors Josie Simonet Stephanie Toms Oliver Lello David Beger Joanna & Sarah Halpin Piotr Szewczyk Claire Caillaux Rad Hourani Daria Belikova Phoebe Cheong Lina Wahlgren Cristina Jiménez Rey Charlotte Garner Dominika Jarczyńska Tom Lane Madeleine Gill Samuel Engelking Niomi Smart Diana Vickers Tess Ward

EDITORS Olivia Bossert Megan Breukelman





PHOTOGRAPHY Piotr Szewczyk

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Finding My Voice Written by Stephanie Toms Page 20-23

Interview With: Tess Ward Photography by Saskia Lawson Interview by Olivia Bossert Page 86-89

What They Said Interview With: Joanna And Sarah Halpin Interview by Olivia Bossert Page 32-35

Interview With: Niomi Smart Photography by Saskia Lawson Interview by Olivia Bossert Page 90-93

Make A Sound Written by Claire Caillaux Page 46-47 Interview With: Rad Hourani Interview by Olivia Bossert Page 48-51 Interview With: Lina Wahlgren Interview by Megan Breukelman Page 70-71

Interview With: Diana Vickers Photography by Saskia Lawson Interview by Olivia Bossert Page 94-97 Interview With: Tom Lane Clothing Interview by Olivia Bossert Page 108-111

HUE by Josie Simonet Page 12-19

NOCTURNE by Daria Belikova Page 52-61

BACK TO SCHOOL by Dominika Jarczyńska Page 98-107

OUT OF BUSINESS by David Beger Page 24-31

MODERN SLEEK by Phoebe Cheong Page 62-69

FORCES by Madeleine Gill Page 112-121

SCOLIOSE ÉPHÉMÈRE by Piotr Szewczyk Page 36-45

VALUED by Cristina Jiménez Rey Page 72-79

IN FULL BLOOM by Samuel Engelking Page 122-129

COLOUR BURST by Charlotte Garner Page 80-85



ear Readers,

No one tells you that starting and running your own business is going to be all encompassing. Actually, that’s a lie, they do tell you. They tell you all the time! But you don’t actually believe them, do you? Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s true. If you’ve been with us since the start, you’ll have seen the beginnings of Atlas (go check them out on Issuu, I dare you!) In short, we’ve come a long way. It wasn’t until a year ago that we decided to really push forward with Atlas. In this little amount of time, we have both learnt more about life and business than we ever could have imagined. But no amount of books or blogs could have taught us what we learned through this experience. And that’s just it. We are ALWAYS learning. We made the decision recently to take our print issues from quarterly to biannual. Why? Because each issue deserves the time it needs to be created. Creative people need time to process things. We could so easily produce a magazine each week with the amount of work we get sent. But would it be the best magazine we could create? No.

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Time is such a commodity these days. Everything needs to be so instantaneous all of the time, and we embrace that as much as we can. But print magazines aren’t about those moments. They’re about taking a step back from the world and absorbing something you love. We want to be able to do the same when it comes to producing Atlas. By going biannual, we will have the time we need, as a team, to curate the best and most beautiful magazine we could imagine. But wait–– we’re not letting you off that easily. We are currently working on a brand new site. The success we’ve experienced with our current website as well as with Mini Atlas is phenomenal. We’re so excited to continue to build the digital side of Atlas into an even more vibrant publication. We don’t want to reveal too much, but expect big, bold, and beautiful things. We hope you love the Noise issue as much as we have enjoyed curating it. Love, Olivia and Megan

PHOTOGRAPHY Dominika Jarczyńska




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Josie Simonet Kristin Hoppe @ FORD Ebony Campbell Sparkle Tafao




I’ve been an internet person for a few years now, slowly plodding along with the odd OOTD (that’s Outfit of the Day to you nonblogging lot) and a few product reviews here and there. I started it as a hobby in 2013 and within a few months I was scooped up by a European blogging network. A few months

Don’t get me wrong, throughout all of this I was (and still am!) completely enamoured about how lucky I am to be doing this. I mean, I was doing something I used to do for fun and actually getting paid for it. But that was just it, I wasn’t having fun any more. I was pretty much living off of taking selfies and sitting in my PJs - basically every twenty year old’s dream - but was I actually doing anything I was proud of? The short answer is no. Now let’s rewind a little, back to those days before blogs and YouTube channels and way, way before I had any sort of knowledge in how to dress myself. I was awkward (even more so than I am now) I dressed funny (again, even more so than I do now) and I was a bit of an underdog. I faded into the background and I was absolutely fine with that, which makes me think how did I ever even get into this blogging business in the first place? That’s another story entirely. So anyway (if you’re a reader of my blog at all, you’ll know I have a habit of writing long-winded introductions), around six months ago I decided 20 Atlas Magazine

WRITTEN BY Stephanie Toms

later and it became my full time job, where I was earning (just) enough money to get by. But with every pay cheque that came in, my love for blogging deteriorated. This hobby had now become my ‘job’ (even though I hated calling it that) and everything I was doing just seemed like a chore. I know, I know, I sound ridiculous.

enough was enough with the blog. I was at a stage in my life where things needed to change, and so I chose to leave the network I was under and start from scratch - without any knowledge as to where my next pay packet was coming from - and go at it alone. I figured I would give this blogging malarky one last shot. If it worked out, fantastic. If not, well at least I tried. I guess old habits die hard, because as soon as I got back onto that blogging bandwagon I was back to my usual ways of blogging for the sake of it. I would post average photos of myself wearing things I wasn’t comfortable in, and I’d write words without any real meaning. ‘I love this bag because..’ or ‘This is my favourite outfit because..’ - you get the idea. My posts became more and more sporadic and I became less and less interested in the entire blogging community. I didn’t fit in with all these gorgeous bloggers and their amazing lives. I was - and still am - a student living in the countryside on a humble budget. How could I compete? So then it then came to fashion week. Now if you’re not familiar with the habits of bloggers, fashion week is usually a time that everyone in the industry comes


...I actually felt like I had connected to my readers on a more personal level...

together, wearing their best clothes, in hopes to get snapped by the press or a famous street style photographer. I’ve done it, we’ve all done it. It pretty much just comes with the territory, but that season I just couldn’t bring myself to fake it any more. So instead I sat at home feeling sorry for myself. One night I had a glass of wine to relax, then came three more - you know the drill. I was an angry and upset drunk girl (aren’t they the worst kind?) and I wanted to vent. But instead of venting to my boyfriend over the phone for an hour or venting on Facebook, I decided to do the really smart thing and complain on a blog with an international following. Funny how this turned out to be my smartest business move. It was the early hours of the morning, I was home alone and I had pretty much given up with my blog. So I started typing - seven paragraphs later (and countless typos later) I was done. My monthly views were at an all time low, so why

would it matter what I wrote on there any more? I clicked ‘publish’ without hesitation, went to bed and forgot about the entire ordeal. A few hours later I woke up, realised what I had done and rushed to delete it from both my blog and my memory. I logged into my computer, ready to see the damage I had bestowed on myself and there it was, my most personal blog post to date, sitting there in all it’s glory. But then something I could never have imagined happened. Just like that, typos and all, that single blog post had sent more traffic my way over night than my blog had received in an entire month. I had more comments on that one post than any other post, and - for once - people actually seemed to care about what I had to say. Conversations were happening in the comments section and - for the first time ever in my ‘blogging life’ - I actually felt like I had connected to my readers on a more personal level. It felt good. 21



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TOP Baum und Pferdgarten TROUSERS Tim Labenda



David Beger Persina @ M4Models Alexandra Dietl @ Agentur ROUGE Sabrina Aigner Chanel


INTERVIEW BY Olivia Bossert


WHat THEY SAID Interview with: Joanna and Sarah Halpin

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Joanna and Sarah have been good friends of mine for quite a few years. I met them both while I was at university and in need of models for my photography. You’ll probably recognise Joanna from her vast amount of campaigns for the likes of Urban Outfitters, Missguided, and ASOS, just to name a few. Sarah, her younger sister, is finishing up her university degree, but is already agency signed and about to take the industry by storm–– just as her sister has. They’ve recently launched a blog together, and I wanted to find out more.

- Tell us about yourselves. - We are two sisters, originally from Cornwall, England. Joanna now lives in London and Sarah is about to finish her third and final year at university (Leeds College of Art) where she’s studying Surface Pattern & Print Design.

- Can you give us some insight into your careers or soon to be careers? How did it all begin? - After graduating from Falmouth University, Joanna moved up to London where she has been living for the past 3 years. She went to agency drop-ins and signed with Premier Model Management in 2012. Sarah got scouted by Profile Model Management last summer, and models when her busy work schedule allows.



BLANKET John Lewis




Piotr Szewczyk Drew Anderson & Onute Janciauskaite Kevin Reynaud



We live in a world where women are still fighting for equal pay, where the word feminism and its meaning is still a conversational topic, a space in which racist views are still held by more people that we care to imagine. We are continually searching and exploring for more avenues than ever in which to establish equality amongst one another. But how do we

INTERVIEW BY Paris Richardson

subvert these “ideals” that have created less than ideal circumstances? How many of you have considered that clothes may hold an answer? I took the time to ask a man who is not confined by boundaries and whose work focuses on the attentive study of the human body, which celebrates neutrality as a defining human trait. Rad Hourani uses principles of architecture to create his pieces; his patterns appear to have their own magic folds - much like origami. They enable his philosophy to emerge so that those who wear his garments feel comfortable, powerful and beyond time. The “Rad Hourani” unisex process advocates non-conformity as the essence of individualism. He sees modernity as an odyssey free of rules, gender, age, seasons, boundaries and conditioning. In his own vision, he is sketching a new, free way to live.

- You are a designer, filmmaker, art director and artist, but which is your favourite? - I think they are all related to each other and it would not be possible for me to do only one of them. I only feel complete when I express myself through all of these mediums in each project I do. Art is an important element in our lives. We need to break down our illusions and build new ones. We live in a world where everything fades very fast and there are a lot of things with no personality or identity.

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- Where did you learn your craft and gain your refreshing beliefs? - I have always been driven by aesthetics in general since I was a kid. It wasn’t just fashion either, as I was very aware of how I looked and how I wanted everything else to look around me. I didn’t study after high school, as I never really enjoyed it except for art and math class. I was lucky enough to always be curious about design, video making and photography. After graduating from high school I then took the role of scout for a modeling agency, and simply observed everything around me. I then ended up working full-time as

a stylist at the age of 19. It was a bit like a 5-year training program for what I do today. I moved to Paris at the age of 23 to continue my work as a stylist, but something happened; whenever I shopped I never really found what I was looking for. That was when my unisex vision started. I sketched my first collection for my own wardrobe. I believe that looking for the exact thing to wear was the first step toward designing. I was looking for something very specific that did not exist. It was an advantage for me not to be influenced by any school because I am my own teacher and I have the freedom to create whatever comes to mind and fits my unisex vision. I am the first person to design a unisex high-end collection in the world and that stems from my “no-background background!” I guess my influences are the gathering of my own personal experiences and observations for so many years, not something somebody told me to do or think. In that regard, my work became more personal. - So was Paris one of the key enablers for this vision to emerge? - Circumstances led me to move around the world early on in life and I’ve felt compelled to continue doing so. This has made me consider things in a wider perspective, with no restrictions. I want to convey this notion in my line, and design clothes that can be worn anywhere, anytime. I design for people who appreciate a certain sobriety, yet who want to look effortlessly slick at all times. - So if not education, what was it that helped to cultivate such a mind and artistic ethos? - My dad used to travel a lot when I was a kid; he also used to collect cameras that I started using when I was twelve. My mom used to go to her dressmaker almost every week and I would watch what was going on during the process of her fittings. This definitely had a strong influence on me. - Did you ever think that you would make it so far in your career? - I had no idea that it would go this far. I like taking risks to make a difference in what we do in life. I like to create my own rules and not follow rules just to be part

of an industry or a category. I do what makes sense to me and it always works out very well. Today, I am very proud and honored to be an invited member of haute couture and to be the first unisex designer in history. I never thought that the past five years of doing what I love to do would bring me to this point. - Where do you go to buy your clothes? - I haven’t bought a piece of clothing from any other brand for the past eight years… I design what I want to wear. Every piece in my collection is in my wardrobe. - What would you describe yourself as? - I don’t see why we need to have a title for what we do in life. I find it very limiting to be set in one category. Clothes are the first element in which you can express yourself and your personality. I think it was a logical thing for me to start with that but I don’t consider myself a designer or a photographer or a filmmaker. I am all of those things in one. I want to be able to express my vision through all mediums to communicate my unisex language completely. Therefore, I prefer not to be categorised and I never think of myself as a “designer”. I am someone living on planet earth and I use different mediums to express myself: design, art, film, photography, music, etc. You can call me a ‘visualist’ if you need to give me a title. - Who is your muse? - I must say that I think a great deal about myself when designing. Of course, I didn’t create a brand just for my own sake, but I believe that using my own style preferences, as a starting point to the design process is the most truthful and straightforward approach. It allows me to stay focused on my aesthetic and also assess my commitment to wear-ability, functionality and comfort. I have always been interested in creating something that looks minimal but is complex to make. For me, it is the most challenging process of work. I also admire the craftsmanship of making something extremely luxurious without being showy. Attending to complexity and simplicity at the same time is a very long process. It’s all about “savoir faire” which is all about working with the best of the best in every aspect: 49 fabrics, tailoring, cutting, fitting, proportions, etc.”




Daria Belikova Alina Osokina & Frances McBain Ekaterina Belaya Ekaterina Novinskaya


FRANCES LOOK Alexander Steele ALINA LOOK Luise Korner



DRESS Sorcha O’raghallaigh

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Phoebe Cheong Jessica Neuhaus @ Next Models Miami Maria Barraco Sage @ Creative Management MC2


JACKET Chloe SHIRT Kate Spade SKIRT Helmut Lang SHOES Schutz NECKLACE Noir



DRESS Fernando Garcia Designs RINGS Alexis Bittar



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Cristina Jiménez Rey Annewil Hokken Karina Montoya @ Estilismo Libre Paula Abreu Méndez Javier Camino Viñas Javier Doatis, Tahnee Lapeña & Manuel González


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Charlotte Garner Jade Hill Zoe Lamb Henry Holland



INTERVIEW BY Olivia Bossert




Saskia Lawson Tess Ward, Diana Vickers & Niomi Smart @ Models1 Josy Spooner Lauren Alice @ Mandy Coakley Represents

Tess Ward is a chef and food blogger. Finding it difficult to adapt to university life, she took to cooking to get back on track. We’re guilty of loving food blogs, but particularly Tess’, who has such an honest and simple approach to cooking.

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- How did you begin your journey into health and nutrition? - I got really into cooking when I was studying at Leeds. The university lifestyle quickly took its toll on me. I found cooking healthy foods to be the best antidote to this. It’s certainly a case of once you get healthy you don’t wanna go back. Everything just works better. - What inspired you to start your blog, The Yes Chef? - I wanted to find a place to share the skills I learnt at Cordon Bleu.   - Why is your blog called The Yes Chef? - I always found it funny how chefs always respond with ‘yes chef’ in the kitchen. It’s a bit of a tradition. For me, The Yes Chef is all about the ‘yes I can’ approach. It’s about empowering budding cooks and helping people feel enabled with cooking   - What was it like studying at The Cordon Bleu? - Intense, and highly motivating. I loved the buzz. A little bit like master chef. I was known in my class as the fixer. If I messed up I’d find a way to sort it out.   - How would you say the internet has benefited your career? - It’s a great platform and so accessible for people sharing and receiving recipes. Posting a recipe online takes only hours whereas a book takes months or years. Food is so visual and the Internet conveys this well. I’m so grateful that it has enabled me to share my work.   - Is social media an important part of your success? - My social media following has only come off the back of recent press. I know how useful it can be but I’m useless at it.   - Do you think that the internet has impacted the food industry? - For sure. There are far more voices to be heard. I suppose as a professional cook, this can be difficult. People are more interested in pretty pictures than credibility.    


BODY & PANTS Adriana Degreas BAG Pretty Little Thing NECKLACE Tatty Devine


COAT Typical Freaks SHORTS & SUNGLASSES Wildfox SHOES Asos



SHIRT Zara BODY Wildfox SKIRT Lazy Oaf SHOES Sophia Webster BAG Kate Spade NECKLACE Tatty Devine 

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INTERVIEW BY Olivia Bossert



Niomi Smart has taken over the digital world. In just one year, she launched a blog and gained over 1 million Youtube subscribers. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Niomi and adore both her blog and vlog channel. I jumped at a chance to ask her a few questions about her career.

- How did you first get into blogging? - After graduating from university I realised I was missing my creative side, so I decided to start a blog where I could write about anything from fashion to food. I didn’t think anyone would be interested in it, so it took me by surprise when I realised people did actually like it! - Why did you decide to start a YouTube channel? - The main reason I started my YouTube channel was because my readers on were requesting me to make videos too. At first I thought I would never be able to film myself talking to a camera! But I decided to give it a go, and luckily it went down really well. Since then I’ve uploaded a video every Sunday. - Why is vlogging so great? What does it bring that blogging doesn’t? - Vlogging shows your true personality and is much more ‘real’. You can’t edit blemishes out or pick your best angle, whereas blogging you have that control to choose only the best photos. People engage a lot more in the videos and can relate to them.

Vlogging shows your true personality and is much more ‘real’.


INTERVIEW BY Olivia Bossert



Diana Vickers came to our attention back in 2008 on the X Factor. Since then, her career has taken off in so many different ways, she’s definitely one woman we look up to. She’s only 24, but she’s already had a number one UK single, designed her own fashion line, been on the big screen in “The Perfect Wave” and played a title role on the West End. Talk about girl power?

- Would you say the internet has had an impact on your career so far? - It’s made me able to interact with my fans which is really important to me. And I’m able to showcase what I’m doing on social media so people are aware of what they can see me in. - How important is social media to you? - I enjoy social media. I love Instagram as I’m nosey and like to see what people are up to. I also love fashion so I get inspired by a lot of people/magazines/bloggers I follow and I get new ideas for style. I find it important in terms of promoting myself as a brand.

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- What was it like transitioning from singing on X Factor to the West End? - It was a really exciting step. I’ve always wanted to act. My first West End was “The Rise and Fall of Little Voice” I was able to both act and sing. The feeling of being in the West End is magical. There’s no other word to describe it.


- Would you say that the internet has changed the music industry? - A lot of people are being discovered online now. People are able to record things themselves and put it out there so easily, which I don’t think is a bad thing.


PLAYSUIT Adriana Degreas SHOES Asos JEWELLERY Models Own

I find it important in terms of promoting myself as a brand.



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COAT Katarzyna Górecka DRESS On You NECKLACE Stylist’s Own WATCH Sinsay


Dominika Jarczyńska Magdalena Panasiuk @ SPECTO Marta Strońska Edyta Kordzi Kasia Gross




- Tell us about your background? Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like? I want all of the details. - I grew up on my family farm in Lincolnshire, where many generations of my family have lived and worked. As a child, I spent a lot of my time outdoors with my siblings. My mother was Scottish so we were constantly up and down the road visiting family – this is where we had our best adventures. Art was always my biggest motivation throughout school and I went on to study art based subjects at A-Level before studying Fashion design at University, my parents always supported my decision to study creatively. Although being a country girl at heart, there is nothing that I love more than going into the city. I love the contrast between the peaceful serenity of the farm, and the exhilarating rush of London. I feel comfortable in both, and this has played a big part in the design process of Tom Lane’s first collection – creating clothing that embraces the transition. - When did you first know that you wanted to be a fashion designer? - I have always known that I wanted (needed) to have a creative job in life, but to be honest, although always having a love for fashion, I hadn’t considered it until I reached seventeen. It was while I was engrossed in my art exams that I realised that I wanted to translate my art into clothing – and I have never looked back.   - What was it like studying fashion design at university? Do you think it’s necessary to go to uni to become a successful designer? - I realise now how naive I was when I started the fashion design course at Falmouth University, completely oblivious to the work and skill that goes into producing clothing. I had no knowledge of pattern cutting and had very basic sewing skills, but by the time that I finished the course I had the

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skills and understanding necessary to produce the standard of cutting and sewing that I demand from myself, so yes, for me the course was a necessity. It also gives you much needed time to develop your own style and work out who you are as a designer. - Tell us about Tom Lane. What does the name mean? - I have grown up on Tom Lane, it’s the road that runs through the village that I live in. Whilst writing my initial business plan I knew that I did not want to name the company after myself, a friend suggested Tom Lane, and I didn’t need to think twice. It suits! I now run Tom Lane from my studio and workshop on the farm.   - What are your beliefs? - I believe in quality. I believe that garments should have longevity and be able to tell stories. I am a complete perfectionist and if anything is less than perfect in my work, I just can’t accept it. If I am not 100% happy with something, I can tell myself it’s fine, but it doesn’t last long, and I soon decide that fine just won’t do, so I start again. It’s a very irritating quality, but one I am grateful for, because it enables me to reach a high standard. I was lucky enough to find a small manufacturing company in Wales that straight away understood the exacting standards that I wanted to achieve with Tom Lane.  When I initially saw the first collection of shirts, I was overwhelmed, and proud that I had managed to produce garments with such genuine quality. I also believe that we should understand our clothing and where it has come from. I am really pleased to have created the Tom Lane Journal which is part of our website. I am using this to give the customer as much detail as possible about where their product has come from and how it has been made. I have had mill

...creating clothing that embraces the transition.


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Madeleine Gill Amy & Chelsea Shirlock @ Pride Models 113 Jane Pridmore Elise Bysouth


HIM - JUMPER Marc by Marc Jacobs SHIRT Topman SWEATER Adidas HER - JACKET Patrik Everell SHOES Nike TOP & CULOTTES Topshop


JACKET Patrik Everell TOP & CULOTTES Topshop

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Samuel Engelking Allie & William K @ Elite Models Eimear O’ Reilly Carmen Rachel



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