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Hello there worldly readers! Nice to meet you. This is more than likely the first time you’ve ever seen Remix magazine, because for the past 13 years we’ve been hanging out at the bottom of the world in the beautiful little country of New Zealand making this publication and keeping it all to ourselves. A few months ago we decided it was high time we shared the product of our passion with the rest of the world, given the international nature of our content and our global team of contributors, so here we are... I won’t go on about it; I’ll let the magazine speak for itself. I do hope you enjoy this first international issue, and look forward to hearing from any of our new global readers – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy, Tina x
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QUESTION: IF YOU WERE AN AMERICAN STATE, WHICH WOULD IT BE? Geoffrey Nolan, contributing fashion editor: Q: If I was an American state which would it be? A: Michigan Q: Why? A: DETROIT Gianluca Santoro, photographer: I would be New Jersey. I love New Jersey because is full of nature, which provides a great lifestyle, and is just 20 minutes away from NYC, the US capital of fashion. Darren Tieste, cover photographer: I’d be New York as it’s very diversified and has a lot of culture. l lived there for two years and loved it, there’s never a dull moment and supermodels are nightlife royalty. I love the architecture of the New York buildings from the old to the new and the mix of food and restaurants are genius. olivia hemus: photographer: Santa Monica, California because it’s sunny all year round and it has a laidback creative vibe about it.Charles Howells, photographer: new york city, because it is everything all of the time. ATIP W, fashion editor: northern california. i love san francisco.
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world vs pandora WORLD designer Francis Hooper is the latest fashion designer to be given the opportunity to open Pandora’s box and get creative with the treasure inside. Hooper designed a unique pair of bejeweled ‘around-the-world’ tights with individually hand-stitched Pandora jewels and used additional gems to embellish the eyes. ‘Working with a progressive global brand such as Pandora it was easy to create something extraordinary and breath-taking! Jewellery has always been a passion of mine and the chance to transform Pandora jewellery into something intergalactic was a dream! WORLD loves a challenge and Cleopatra is coming at ya!’ said Hooper of the collaboration. Photography: Jessica Sim model:Jessica May @ Nova Makeup: James Leuii Hair: Fraser Foulagi @ Ryder Salon for KMS California. Jessica wears WORLD gold Julie Andrews dress and WORLD tights.
sneaker fest Everyone’s jumping aboard the collaboration train! Sneaker companies are teaming up with everyone from textile makers to fashion designers to magazines to create unique footwear.
Converse & Marimekko
Converse have recently collaborated with Finnish textile brand Marimekko to produce a collection of footwear showcasing signature prints by influential designers. Known for their bold and vibrant prints in the world of fashion and art, Marimekko’s prints will debut on a women’s footwear range in 2011, marking a two-year collaboration with Converse. Designers Anika Rimala, Maija Isola and Kristina Isola have each created three prints for the collection, which will be available through Ruby Boutiques.
PUMA & Alexander McQueen
Puma & Rudolf Dassler
The ongoing collaboration between Alexander McQueen and Puma continues its seasonal themes of hiking and climbing, but with a fresh summer update. The guys range sees new seasonally inspired nylon textiles and a soft nappa leather. A key style is the AMQ Climb Mid, a continuation of the successful Autumn/Winter 2010 style that combined the simplicity of the vulcanized look with Alexander McQueen’s fashion legacy.
Another ongoing collaboration, Rudolph Dassler by PUMA, draws inspiration from its heritage of giving vintage silhouettes a contemporary street style. The women’s footwear collection also features soft nappa leather for styles that are collapsible and compact for carrying and travel. Check out the Rudolf Dassler Uberschuh - the ultimate sporty ankle boot!
adidas Originals & Ransom
Adidas and Canadian menswear label Ransom continue their â€˜authentically stylish, brazenly rugged and originalâ€™ collaboration, exploring the spring conditions with a nod to classic outdoor silhouettes. The Valley is a luxurious high top that pairs classic design with an added twist, while the Strata is a classic sports casual in a full soft leather upper.
Lacoste & Sneaker Freaker
Sneaker Freaker magazine, who since 2002 has made their mark deconstructing the global sneaker scene, has teamed up with European brand Lacoste to create a brand new take on their cult boat shoe, the Cabestan. The publishing phenomenon transformed the Lacoste classic into an inky black boat shoe complete with premium calf leather, ski-hook lace locks, fleck hiking laces, minty bumper bar and a ribbed polo collar. This subtle embellishment of a contemporary staple speaks volume.
art and design
Widely referred to as the king of outdoor furniture, American-born Richard Frinier is credited with bringing luxury and sophistication out of the home and into the garden. Tim Phin caught up with Richard at the New York launch of his new collection for Dedon.
Has your American background influenced your design style? While
America is the land of cultural diversity, it has been my extensive travels around the world and the indigenous people, art, creativity, and architecture that have influenced my design vocabulary more than anything else. I prefer to work in a broad range of styles from traditional to modern and also in a wide variety of materials to bring an idea alive with spirit and personality. What was the process that you went through in order to design the Tribeca collection for Dedon? As with all of my design work with Dedon, I am inspired by the
company’s proprietary Dedon fiber. I had an idea to create a new design that would have an overall light form and appearance combining the weaving fiber with dynamic hydro-formed frames. The hydro-formed frames were developed and are used most commonly for racing cars and performance bicycles. The result was Tribeca, a soft-modern design that is remarkably strong yet light in weight. I called it Tribeca, which is a contraction for an area in lower Manhattan known as the triangle below Canal Street in New York. I call this design Tribeca because it is an arrangement of triangles, which transforms from thick to thin lines and morphs from round to elliptical profiles. As for the general design process, I create dimensioned drawings that are converted to CAD. Each frame is first hand formed to create the profile then woven to find just the right proportion and comfort. This process is repeated over and over to refine and perfect each item in the collection. Once the form is finalized, tooling for each component is developed to produce the framework within exacting specifications, then woven by Dedon’s expert craftsmen. To bring Tribeca from concept to production took nearly three years of development. After three years I bet you were pleased to see the final product? They say that good things in life are worth waiting for, so yes, all of the research and development time we put into Tribeca was definitely worth it. We were able to perfect the hydro-formed frames, a new handwoven box weave pattern, a new push-button and infinitely adjustable chaise lounge, and many other details that simply just take time to perfect. What does ‘design’ mean to you personally? Design means bringing to life the spirit and personality of materials into a functional object. I’ve always tried to blur the lines between art and craft, form and function within the limitations of durability, weather resistance and comfort. I am proud to know that over the past thirty years, I have created well over a thousand designs
all sold into the worldwide marketplace with most of them still in production today. You were one of the first designers to collaborate with Dedon
and you have been referred to as ‘the king of outdoor furniture.’ What other career highlights have you experienced? My furniture design career
began as a pattern maker, and custom furniture maker. The first production furniture design I created sold 9,000(!) sets, so it was at that point that I thought I might be on to something by focusing on furniture design. I spent more than 20 years with Brown Jordan and the last ten years as a consulting designer with co-branded collections around the world for textiles, lighting and furniture, all for full-time outdoor placement. I have been honored and humbled to have received over 70 design and career achievement awards, and in 2009, I received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Home Furnishings Alliance and the International Casual Furnishings Association both based in North America. You are best known for your mastery of a range of styles,
from modern and contemporary to traditional and classic forms. How does your personal design style reflect throughout the Dedon Tribeca range? Since the beginning of our collaboration, I have drawn from the DNA
of Dedon. While each collection of designs reach a different customer, they all possess the family resemblance. Some more modern than others, some with reference to more specific cultures, and some just make you smile. Tribeca has a certain twenty-first century urban edge, but with a slight resemblance to mid-twentieth century European modern. How would you describe Dedon in terms of their typical design style? As Dedon’s first designer, we have collaborated together to create what represents about half of the company line. I feel a strong part of what Dedon design style is today. Over the years, we have created a diverse range of style ‘personalities,’ but the designs retained a common connection. ‘Dedon Style’ has a broad appeal worldwide and has been the stimulus for countless interpretations in a segment of the business that has become a billion dollar industry. What’s the next design project for you? I am always working on new designs with my friends at Dedon. As for Dedon, they are always creating new ways to surprise everyone. It is my great joy and reward to be a part of the company’s history and now a part of its future. As I always say in my own life and work, ‘I see the future and I like what I see.’
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Toan Nguyen is one of the most promising young designers on the international scene, working with a vast array of the world’s most design-conscious brands, from Alfa romeo to Zegna sport and now Dedon.
You have been dubbed ‘one of the most promising young designers on the international scene’. Does this excite you? Sincerely I was not aware of it. I
would say that I feel more like an old young designer. For more than one-third of my life, I have dedicated all my energy working on very exciting projects for leader companies worldwide in many different fields. The only difference is that in the last two years I am doing it just for myself, so I am very happy if my work is still appreciated in the same way. How did the opportunity for you to collaborate with Dedon arise? I wanted to understand if Dedon was the young, dynamic and informal company as it looks in the communication and so I simply wrote an email directly to Dedon founder and owner, Bobby Dekeyser. Two years later, here I am discussing Mu, my modular sofa collection of 18 different pieces. What has been one of the highlights of collaborating with Dedon? Making a project with Dedon meant for me combining innovation through an approach for outdoor and technological research with the highest quality of the craft handwork. The basic idea of Mu was to think about a seating system that could be used both outdoors and indoors, which was then able to combine the specificity and flexibility of the typical outdoor weaved furniture with the comfort and modularity of the indoor seatings, having a particular
attention to the reduced dimensions of the furniture elements. Mu has a very quiet design and in a first approach looks like the classical archetype of a sofa but at the same time contains a lot of innovation and details which makes it almost impossible to be realized by other companies for a while. What matters most to you as a designer and how would you describe your own personal design philosophy? I am not working following any
design dogma. I am a multi-specialist in many different fields but I cannot wait to work in new fields where I have no experience. What really excites me is new challenges and the will, may be sometimes it is a utopia, to find a new idea which can give another value to the product for the final user. How long had the Mu collection been in the pipelines for?The Mu collection is the result of an 18-month process. It first started as a long discussion together with Dedon Art Director Nicola Rapetti to define a new approach of an outdoor Lounge Collection. When the direction became clear and I presented my final design proposal, it took about one year to develop it and get the first final prototypes. This whole ‘ecologically produced design’ idea has been quite a worldwide phenomenon lately. With your Mu collection, did you plan to keep the production ethical? I always try to be careful when I talk about
ecology and want to avoid using it as communication justification as it often happens. First of all, Dedon has a long tradition of eco-sustainability with its 100 percent recyclable and completely non-toxic fiber and with its production process controlled in each aspect from the raw material to the packaging. Regarding Mu in particular, we paid a lot of attention about the materials and finishes used in the product and the easy process of assembly and disassembly of its different parts. Mu is also a reflection of the ‘minimum’ in many ways. For example, the structure is perfectly safe and stable but it has been reduced to the smallest possible dimensions, the same for the weaving used only on the visible parts and replaced ‘inside’ by a technical net. All these aspects mean less material, less hand working, less weight and volumes to transport and at the end also less unnecessary costs. Do you have any other design projects that you are planning at the moment? Fortunately yes! At the moment I am working on many different projects in different fields but I would prefer to keep the projects confidential until they will be revealed to the public, so let’s talk again in Milan in April 2011.
that boy is bad PHOTOGRAPHy by GUY COOMBES FASHION EDITOR ATIP W HAIR SARA ALLSOP & HEMI KUKUTAI @ DHARMA HAIR FOR GHD MAKEUP STACY LEE GHIN USING TOPSHOP MAKEUP MODELS LOUIS, SAM, LEWIS, HAL & SCOTT @ RED 11 MODELS, DECLAN, CHARLES & NICKLAS @ CLYNE MODELS FASHION ASSIST: KRYSTA HARDAKER THANKS TO KINGSIZE STUDIOS
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Louis wears: t-shirt by Comme Des Garcons @ Fabric.
Sam wears: suit jacket by Topman @ The Menâ€™s Department.
Lewis wears: shirt by Vanishing Elephant @ BlackBox Boutique.
Scott wears: shirt by Comme Des Garcons ‘Evergreen’ @ Fabric.
Declan wears: jumper by Topman Ltd @ The Menâ€™s Department.
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racy red lips Hot, red lips are thought to be one of the hardest beauty looks to achieve. but with a bit of guidance anyone can sport the sensational colour. First off, it’s important to prep your lips before applying any lipstick. A good way to do this is to buff them gently with a damp facecloth, or to exfoliate your lips while doing the rest of your face. Next, make sure your lips are hydrated by applying a clear, moisturising lip balm and allowing it to settle in, then blot off any excess. We love Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-Fix Cream for this step. Using a lip liner is key to a good red lip as it adds colour pigment and helps with staying power. Choose a lip liner which is the same shade as your lipstick, or one shade lighter. Draw the liner carefully around the outer lip line but don’t stop there, fill in the lips with the liner as well, and then blot with a tissue. Try Revlon ColorStay Lip Liner. Now it’s time to apply your lipstick, using either a lip brush or the bullet, and being careful to keep within the lines. Blot again, and apply more colour if you want more intensity. Hello hot red pout!
Our top five picks: 1. Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick Legendary (pictured on the model here), 2. Maybelline New York Colour Sensational Red Revival 3. Designer Brands Matte Lipstick Fire Red is a good shade and is especially easy on the wallet, 4. Lipstick Queen Red Sinner, a luxurious texture with loads of pigment, it’s a good option for nighttime, 5. Shiseido Perfect Rouge in Dragon is a vibrant and hydrating red available and an often-mentioned favourite of beauty fiends. story: Kelly Henderson Photo: Carolyn Haslett Hair & Makeup: Stacy Lee Ghin for Topshop Makeup Model: Alexus @ Monarch Models
let it be photography jessica sim Hair Devo Peng @ VADA using Schwarzkopf OSIS makeup Julianna Grogan using Smashbox models imogen & Katie @ red11, & Michaela @ nova Hair Assistant: Sky @ VADA lingerie Lonely by Lonely Hearts lingerie
smashbox empire Davis Factor and Dean Factor, greatgrandsons of Hollywood cosmetics legend Max Factor, founded Smashbox Studios in 1990. The enterprise expanded to include photo studios, modelling agency, production company, clothing line, and, in 1996, a cosmetics line called Smashbox Cosmetics. The cosmetic line was sold to global beauty giant EstĂŠe Lauder this year, marking a new period of expansion for the Smashbox cosmetics brand. Smashbox Studios remains the premier photo and film studio in Los Angeles to host photo shoots, film shoots and celebrity events. Remix Editor-in-chief Tim Phin toured the studios and talked to Dean Factor about the empire that is Smashbox. Photo: Angelina Jolie shot at Smashbox Studio by davis factor
‘It was really was fun - my brother and myself painting rolls, making coffee and answering phones’ Tell us a little about the history of Smashbox as a brand. Smashbox the
brand was started by my brother Davis and I 20 years ago. We incorporated in 1989, we opened our business in 1990 and at that stage it was not cosmetics. We opened the photo studios in Santa Monica, California. It was really was fun - my brother and myself painting rolls, making coffee and answering phones. How old were you then? I was 25 then, and I’m 45 now. Davis must have been 30. I was still in college in Graduate school and he actually opened up the first business. Then when I graduated I joined and it was very fun - like I said, just the two of us and we had a chef at the time. A few years later we opened up here in Clover City and we had four studios, then we rented our next-door neighbors’ place so it became five in Santa Monica. Then a few years after that a make-up artist that we became friends with asked us to be his agent, I was like, ‘but what do we know about that? We own photo studios’. He said, ‘well you know how to book the studio, you know how to book a make-up artist, it’s not that big a deal’. So we did that with a really big make-up artist named Paul Star and then he referred all of his makeup artist friends to us as well. Within like a year we had about 20 different artists – really, really top artists and it became very successful agency. Paul then said we should do a cosmetics brand based on the studio, your family heritage and the whole thing. So he helped us design what became Smashbox Cosmetics, and that was in ‘96. So Smashbox cosmetics are designed specifically for photography? Yeah, the one misconception is that the make-up we use in the studio is different to what you buy in the store. It’s the same, it really is. There are some special tricks that artists use on shoots, but nothing really different in terms of product. We did come up with an anti-shine foundation, which was a big thing. That is the heritage of the brand - it’s always been based on what goes on at Smashbox Studio, it’s the only studio-inspired brand. We still work closely with the make-up artists today, they come up with new products all the time but we do have a big research and development department on top of that, which is all about what the chemist can create beyond what the make-up artist can create. You know, the actual formulations, ingredients and the skin care science that go into a lot of our products. So tell us about the sale of Smashbox Cosmetics to the global beauty giant Estee Lauder. One of the reasons why we went with Estee Lauder is because we felt like they had the best understanding of the brand. They really understood that it is about the studio, the studio lifestyle and the artists that work here and everything. I don’t believe there will be any perceptible difference in the brand now that it is under their umbrella, it’s just that they have so much more global leverage. Well they did a good job with M.A.C didnt they? They
certainly did and also Bobbi Brown they’ve done a great job with. So I don’t perceive much change at all really. As a small company owned by my brother and myself we actually didn’t take a lot of risks, we didn’t do a lot of wild or crazy colours, we kept it pretty basic. But I think they have the opportunity to do that and can probably take it to the next level and make the brand a bit more innovative and cutting edge in terms of the colour stories. We have eight people in our R and D department, whereas they have 800. So the products that will come out will be incredible and I think the quality will continue to improve - we always tried to make the best products we could but we can’t compete with them. So are you still both going to be Creative Directors? No, my brother Davis is the Creative Director. I don’t know what his exact title is now as it’s a changing title, it’s like Creative Consultant. He’s a full-time employee, I’m actually just winding down. You will be working more in the studio then? Actually no, nothing - I’m going to retire! I work on one of our big accounts, QBC, that’s sort of the thing that I’ve always overseen and I still do that but I will transition out of that over the year. Smashbox studios is known for being well-connected with the celebrity world. Tell us about that. We’re in LA and the celebrities live here. Basically when Davis was designing the studio he wanted to make it more like a high-end hotel specifically for the celebrities. We have five studios, and we didn’t want them having to walk out of the studio down the hall to a bathroom in front of everybody else. So every studio has their own bathroom, and their own private lounge. We wanted to make it feel comfortable, and also be able to offer them anything they required in terms of food and beverage as well so we had an in-house chef too. We get vegan people that come here or they only eat meat, kosher or whatever it is we would handle all those requests for them. If they wanted red roses in the room we would do all that stuff for them. Then on top of all that, architecturally from a studios stand point it’s very, very nice. When we started up, all the studios were these sort of grungy old spaces with scuffed-up walls and rickety old bathrooms. So we made our studios very nice and basically after that the celebrities would just request that the shoot has to take place here and we really cater to them. Tell us more about ‘Yellow’ the blog that you guys do. We have so many divisons, I’m not involved with all of them (laughs) but it’s through Smashbox studios. Michael Elliot runs it. It’s about what’s going on at Smashbox studios and also what’s going on in LA. They would do these pop-up shoots where the photographer would just go on the street to do a shoot and they’ll cover it in the blog. It’s cool and a lot of people like it.
holiday teal by smashbox
If you want to experiment with a touch of colour in your eye makeup this summer, teal is a good option as it suits just about every skin and eye colour. It’s bold enough without being over-the-top. Follow this step-by-step guide to get the look!
Face: Smooth PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER, then HIGH DEFINITION HEALTHY FX FOUNDATION over your entire face for a flawless complexion. Dab PHOTO OP UNDER EYE BRIGHTENER under eyes and also use as a highlighter, applying to the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow, chin and above brows. Follow with HIGH DEFINITION LIQUID CONCEALER under eyes as needed. Finish by sweeping BAKED FUSION SOFT LIGHTS in STARDUST over your cheeks, blending toward your ears. Eyes: Dab a small amount of PHOTO FINISH LID PRIMER onto lids. Using the EYE WISH PALETTE , sweep Shade 7 from lashline to brow bone, and layer on Shade 11, concentrating most of the color in the crease. Mix Shade 1 with Shade 7 and smudge onto lower lashline for a soft drop-shadow effect. Then apply Shade 1 to the inner corners of eyes. Line upper lashline next with Shade 15 for a dramatic effect. Finish with two coats of LASH DNA MASCARA, and don’t forget to fill in and define your brows using BROW TECH TO GO. Lips: Apply two coats of LIP ENHANCING GLOSS in BABY POUT for perfectly pink lips.
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Get this killer star-quality golden glow and sexy, tousled hair with this step-by-step guide.
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HOW TO GET THE LOOK: BEFORE
Step 1: BASE Moisturise your skin with Skinfood Light Moisturiser to achieve a hydrated base for the foundation. Use M.A.C Airbrush Formula foundation for a long lasting, medium coverage yet, natural finish. This is a professional product used by makeup artists, but you can use it without an airbrush gun, just apply with a foundation brush such as UBU #20. Step 2: CONTOUR & EYEBROWS Using Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact, contour around the face and cross towards the nose, blending up towards the ear. Brush eyebrows and fill in with a pencil or an angle brush and powder. Groomed and neat eyebrows will make the final look more polished. STEP 3: EYES Use Designer Brands Black Kohl pencil over the eyelid as a base for extra depth, and press M.A.C Golden Crown eyeshadow over the pencil. This technique will keep your eye shadow on, create depth and will make the gold eyeshadow seem less yellow. With a fluffy brush, blend a little Jane Iredale
Quad Bronzer into the crease, to enhance with the all-over bronze look. Apply two or three coats of Smashbox Hyperlash Mascara on top and bottom lashes and finish off with lining the lower rim with M.A.C Chromaline in black and smudge downwards and outwards. STEP 4: LIPS Dab a little LancĂ´me Juicy Tubes in Toffee R & B on the lips. STEP 5: HAIR Spritz your hair with ghd Thermal Protector Spray, then section your hair into 8 sections. Curl using a wide curling tong or your regular straightening irons. Do not leave the irons in for too long â€“ ten seconds is more than enough! You want loose curls, not corkscrews. Separate the curls with your fingers and tousle your hair for a natural look. Finish with Giovanni La Hold Hair Spritz to keep it in place. See this entire look created step-by-step in an exclusive video shot for Remix at www.remix.co.nz
Get noticed with this dramatically dark green eye makeup by following our step-by-step guide.
PhotographY: Nigel Stone Makeup, text and styling: dARYA BING Hair stylist: SUZANNE CHOW Makeup assistant: FARON MARIE Model: CARLIE @ red11 Carlie wears white satin blouse from Tango.
HOW TO GET THE LOOK: BEFORE
STEP 1: BASE & EYEBROWS Moisturize skin with M.A.C Strobe Cream for a subtle glow. Follow with Revlon PhotoReady Foundation. Apply YSL Éclat Complexion Powder as a bronzer and a highlighter in one. Brush and correct eyebrows, adding extra color where the eyebrow arch would naturally be and blend in.
loads of mascara and then gently place individual lashes such as Jane Iredale Professional Faux Lashes at the outside corner of the upper eyelashes. Finish with a coat of mascara.
STEP 2: EYES Draw on a solid ‘half moon’ over the eyelid using Designer Brands Black Kohl. With a firm small brush, press on Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust in green over the pencil and blend sideways to create an elongated eye shape. Blend M.A.C Aubergine eyeshadow in Semi Precious into the crease and continue up towards the eyebrow. Line the eye heavily with a black cream liner. Apply
STEP 3: LIPS & CHEEKS For a subtle lip color brush on M.A.C Viva Glam Lipstick. Finish by brushing on Sothys Long Lasting Sheer Blush in Rose Éclair with a suitable blush brush, such as UBU #10. See this entire look created step-by-step in an exclusive video shot for Remix at www.remix.co.nz
runway make up REMIX 68_BEAUTY
As they always do at fashion weeks around the world, M.A.C dominated the green rooms of New Zealand Fashion Week, directing the makeup for 17 shows. M.A.C New Zealand senior artist Amber Dreadon has firsthand knowledge of the key runway makeup looks as a member of the international M.A.C team. She talks to Remix about the trends seen at both New Zealand and New York Fashion Weeks. Photos by Russ Flatt
METALLICS The metallics were subtle - it was never a full face of metallics, but definitely elements of metal were everywhere. A metallic liner was used at Stolen Girlfriends instead of the standard black liner. At Cybele it was the killer metallic lip, which was created using pigment, but you could easily recreate that look with a regular lipstick. At the same time we were seeing the metallics coming through at New York Fashion Week, lots of the artists over there are talking about the rise of metallics. Seen at: Cybele, Nicole Miller, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Ruffian, Behnaz Sarafpour, Donna Karan, Rodarte
“SHE’S AN AMERICAN EX-PAT ADAPTING TO THE FRENCH CULTURE. IT’S A NEUTRAL PALETTE BUT THE GOLD MAKES IT GLAMOROUS.”
JAMES KALIARDOS EYE
PEARL CREAM COLOUR BASE – BLENDED OVER THE EYELIDS. CENTRE STAGE MEGA METAL SHADOW (AVAILABLE 2011) AND M·A·C PRO ROSE GOLD METAL PIGMENT – BLENDED THROUGH THE CREASE OF THE EYE AND WINGED OUT TOWARD THE TEMPLES. GOLDEN LEMON PIGMENT – PLACED IN THE CENTER OF THE LID, AND SMUDGED ONTO THE INNER AND OUTER CORNERS OF THE EYES. I GET NO KICK EYE KOHL (AVAILABLE 2011) – DRAWN ONTO THE LOWER WATER LINES OF THE EYE LIDS. # 33 LASHES – APPLIED TO TOP LASHES ONLY AND BLENDED WITH PLUSHBLACK PLUSH LASH MASCARA.
LADY BLUSH BLUSHCREME – BLENDED HIGH ON THE CHEEKS. REFINED DEEPER BRONZE BRONZING POWDER – APPLIED TO THE TEMPLES AND THE CHEEKS AS A CONTOUR. GOLDEN LEMON PIGMENT – TOUCHED ONTO CHEEKBONES AS A HIGHLIGHT.
M·A·C PRO DIM LIP ERASE – TONING DOWN THE NATURAL COLOUR OF THE LIPS. SO VAIN KISSABLE LIPCOLOUR (AVAILABLE 2011) – BLENDED OVER LIP ERASE WITH A LIP BRUSH.
GLOWING SKIN Nobody is into that flat, matte powder look right now. Nobody. So we used the M.A.C Prep & Prime Powder at almost every show, as well as Mineralize Skinfinish. Prep & Prime takes away shine but you can’t see it, and Mineralize Skinfinish gives a bit of coverage but is still luminous because it’s a mineral powder. As for foundation, almost every show we used Studio Sculpt which is just amazing, as it firms and lifts as well. Seen at: almost everywhere!
EMBELLISHMENTS Trelise Cooper loves makeup, and this was definitely a challenging look to create, but we wanted a really international and glamourous feel without being over the top. Underneath those crystals there was actually a sliver and pink pigment that we mixed together and then we layered the crystals over the top, and then shaded with matte shadow. It worked so well with her clothes. Everyone loved this look because of its ‘wow’ factor. Seen at: Trelise Cooper
GRAPHIC EYELINER As well as quite heavy, graphic liner at shows such as Juliette Hogan, we saw liner being used in the crease of the eyelid in a few shows, Nicole Miller and Kathryn Wilson were a couple. It adds an edge, and in a way it references the ‘60s eye makeup without being too obvious. It just makes the traditional ‘smokey eye’ a bit new and interesting. Seen at: Hailwood, Juliette Hogan, Kathryn Wilson, Nicole Miller, Trelise Cooper, Preen, Monique Lhuillier
BUSHY ‘90s BROWS twentyseven names definitely rocked this look, theirs was probably the most ‘90s-inspired makeup. We did a brow that we called the ‘Brenda brow’, referring to Brenda from Beverly Hills 90210. Seen at: twentyseven names, Ruby
runway make up TRIBAL Zambesi went for a tribal, sporty look with what looked like warpaint. It matched their sporty collection, college jackets and so on. This was a real standout look, not really seen anywhere else and not really wearable other than for shows, but worth noting! Seen at: ZAMBESI
CONTOURING We sculpted and contoured an awful lot this season, at perhaps 50% of the shows. Contouring and sculpting involves creating structure on the face without using colour.
SMOKEY EYE This is of course a perennial favourite look. There’s always loads of smokey eyes. Seen at: Alexandra Owen, Hailwood, Jeremy Scott
Seen at: twentyseven names, Altuzarra, Diane Von Furstenberg, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler
“THE COLLECTION IS VERY STRONG, TRIBAL, AND AMAZON SO WE DECIDED TO GO FOR NUDE, MATTE SKIN AND STRONG CONTOURS TO CREATE A TRUE DYNAMIC.”
LISA BUTLER EYE
M·A·C PRO SCULPTING POWDERS IN SHADESTER, SCULPT AND DEFINITIVE – APPLIED WITH A 222 BRUSH TO SCULPT FROM THE INNER CORNER OF THE EYES UP TO THE BROW BONES.
M·A·C PRO SCULPTING POWDERS IN SHADESTER, SCULPT AND DEFINITIVE – PATTED ONTO THE LIPS WITH A 242 BRUSH FOR A NUDE, MATTE LIP.
CARE BLENDS ESSENTIAL OILS MIXED WITH FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION – TO PERFECT THE SKIN. MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL MIXED WITH PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT POWDER – TO SET THE FOUNDATION. M·A·C PRO SCULPTING POWDERS IN SHADESTER, SCULPT AND DEFINITIVE – TO CONTOUR THE CHEEKS AND TEMPLES AND NECK.
“IT’S A MUTED LOOK WITH TOMBOYISH SQUARE BROWS, A BIT OF CONTOURING AND A LITTLE NATURAL DISCOLOURATION LEFT UNDER THE EYES FOR A BIT OF A GRUNGY FEEL.”
DIANE KENDAL EYE
OMEGA, COQUETTE, OR MYSTERY EYE SHADOW – BRUSHED THROUGH BROWS ONE SHADE DARKER THAN NATURAL HAIR COLOUR TO CREATE A SQUARE TOMBOYISH SHAPE.
M·A·C PRO LIP ERASE IN DIM – TOUCHED ONTO THE LIPS TO NEUTRALIZE THEIR NATURAL COLOUR.
FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION – FOR SHEER COVERAGE. M·A·C PRO SCULPTING POWDERS IN SCULPT – TO CONTOUR THE CHEEKBONES. IRIDESCENT SILVER DUSK LOOSE POWDER – HIGHLIGHTING THE CHEEKBONES, NOSE AND TOPS OF THE LIPS.
“A COLLAGE OF CHAOS – MARILYN MONROE MEETS DEBBIE HARRY AT CBGB’S.”
VAL GARLAND EYE
M·A·C PRO PURE WHITE PAINTSTICK – BLENDED FROM LASHLINE TO BROW AND SET WITH A LAYER OF GESSO EYE SHADOW. M·A·C PRO BROWN CREAM LINER – BUFFED THROUGH THE CREASE OF THE EYELIDS TO CREATE DEPTH. IRIDESCENT SILVER DUSK LOOSE POWDER – BRUSHED OVER BLOCKED OUT BROWS TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF A HIGHLIGHTED BROW BONE. M·A·C PRO BLACK OR BROWN CREAMLINER – DRAWN ABOVE BLOCKED OUT BROWS TO CREATE DEFINED, ARCHED BROWS. M·A·C PRO BLACK CREAMLINER – DRAWN IN A DRAMATIC, EXTENDED, WINGED OUT SHAPE ALONG THE UPPER LASH LINE. 7 LASHES – APPLIED TO THE LASH LINES AS A BASE. 3 LASHES – CUT IN HALF AND APPLIED TO THE OUTER CORNERS OF THE EYES FOR EXTRA DRAMA. M·A·C PRO LASH BLACK – BLENDED THROUGH THE FALSE LASHES.
CHERRY LIP PENCIL – LINING THE LIPS PAST THE OUTER CORNERS
RED LIPS Another favourite runway look, the red lip was paired with either completely minimal eyes, such as Ruby, or with a smokey eye, such as Kathryn Wilson. Seen at: Ruby, Kathryn Wilson, Vena Cava, Erin Featherston, Jeremy Scott
“THE COLLECTION IS ALL ABOUT A ’70S COCKTAIL PARTY SO THE LOOK IS GIRL ON HOLIDAY, QUITE FLUSHED AND HOT, JUST OFF THE BEACH AND PUTTING ON A BIT OF MAKEUP BEFORE THE PARTY.”
LUCIA PICA EYE
COLOUR A lot more colour used this season, it seemed more playful, fresher, brighter and more youthful. Orange was everywhere – which is actually really flattering because it brightens your face. This was most obvious at Doo.Ri with a full face of yellow and orange, but also a bright yellow liner was used at Peter Som in New York. M·A·C GLOSS TEXTURE – PATTED ONTO EYELIDS FOR A SLIGHT SHEEN. ZOOM BLACK MASCARA – APPLIED TO TOP AND BOTTOM LASHES.
SO CHAUD LIPSTICK – PATTED ON, NOT REALLY DEFINED, FOR MATTE ORANGE LIPS.
SELECT MOISTURECOVER CONCEALER – APPLIED ONLY WHERE NEEDED. M·A·C PRO GLYCERIN SPRAY – TO ACHIEVE THAT “JUST OUT OF THE SUN” SHEEN ON THE HIGH PLANES OF THE FACE AND CHEEKS. M·A·C PRO BROWN CREAM COLOUR BASE – BLENDED INTO THE CHEEKS FOR A NATURAL FLUSH. CARE BLENDS ESSENTIAL OILS – BUFFED OVER THE CHEEKS TO ADD TO THE SHEEN.
Seen at: Peter Som, Doo.Ri, Preen, Monique Lhuillier
“SHE’S A FADED GIRL-DISCREET AND WASHED OUT WITH JOYFUL BUT MINIMAL COLOUR.”
TOM PECHEUX EYE
WASHED OUT CREAMSHADOW (AVAILABLE 2011) – BLENDED OVER THE EYELIDS. ASH BLONDE STUDIO FINISH SKIN CORRECTOR (AVAILABLE 2011) – APPLIED TO THE INNER CORNERS OF THE EYES. DERAILED CREAMSHADOW (AVAILABLE 2011) AND OCHRE STUDIO FINISH SKIN CORRECTOR – BUFFED INTO THE OUTER CORNERS OF THE EYELIDS AND LOWER LASH LINE.
OTHER NOTEWORTHY LOOKS:
ASH BLONDE STUDIO FINISH SKIN CORRECTOR (AVAILABLE 2011) – PATTED ONTO THE LIPS. OCHRE STUDIO FINISH SKIN CORRECTOR (AVAILABLE 2011) – TOUCHED INTO THE CENTER OF THE LIPS.
FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION – APPLIED FOR NATURAL AND PERFECTED SKIN. PROLONGWEAR CONCEALER – APPLIED WHERE NEEDED.
JIMMY D FOR HIS VAMPIRE RED EYES
NOM*D FOR THEIR WILD AND DEATHLY APPEARANCE
“THE COLORS OF THE MAKEUP ARE INSPIRED BY EGYPT, THE COLORS OF THE SAND. THE CLOTHES HAVE BEAUTIFUL PALE BLUES AND LAVENDERS SO WE’RE DOING A LITTLE BLUE ON THE EYE AS WELL. VERY CATHERINE DENEUVE, BUT SUPER MINIMAL.”
JAMES KALIARDOS EYE
LITE BRITE CREAMSHADOW (AVAILABLE 2011) – HIGHLIGHTING THE INNER CORNERS OF THE EYELIDS. SWELL BABY SHADOW (AVAILABLE 2011) – BRUSHED THROUGH THE CREASE OF THE EYELIDS. M·A·C PRO NC15/NW20 CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL – DRAWN ALONG THE WATERLINES.
SUPER KISSABLE LIP COLOUR – PRESSED ONTO THE LIPS.
FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION – BLENDED ONTO THE SKIN. PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER – TO SET FOUNDATION. GIVE ME SUN! M·A·C BRONZING EVERYDAY (AVAILABLE 2011) – BLENDED ONTO CHEEKS. PEARL CREAM COLOUR BASE – TO HIGHLIGHT THE CHEEKBONES.
“WE TOOK THE ICONIC ’60S EYELINER BUT MADE IT FRESH BY DOING IT IN YELLOW INSTEAD OF CLASSIC BLACK.”
TOM PECHEUX EYE
M·A·C PRO PRIMARY YELLOW CHROMALINE – BRUSHED ON IN A PRECISE ’60S SHAPE WITHOUT THE OUTER CORNER WING.
SO VAIN KISSABLE LIPCOLOUR (AVAILABLE 2011) – PATTED ONTO THE LIPS.
FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION – APPLIED TO EVEN OUT THE SKIN TONE IN A SHEER WAY. MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL – TO SOFTLY SCULPT THE FACE AND REPLACE THE DIMENSION LOST WHEN FOUNDATION WAS APPLIED.
SALASAI FOR THE BLACK AND WHITE GEOMETRIC LOOK
You can be sun smart this summer without compromising a natural, golden tan – just fake it, and save yourself the wrinkles, sun spots and worse that come from baking in the sun. These are our top picks for achieving a winning summer glow. Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion This lotion develops into a golden tan in just a few hours, and because it is tinted you can see where you’ve applied – great for getting an even, smooth and natural result. The lotion is oil free, nonacnegenic and it doesn’t smell, so there’s no tell-tale fake tan fragrance to give you away.Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner Tantasia is a tanning moisturiser which gradually builds sun-kissed colour with daily use, while also hydrating your skin. Jane Iredale has used ingredients such as Acetyl Tyrosine and Monk’s Pepper which allow the lotion to mimic your natural tanned colour, making for a very realistic self tan. The moisturiser has a refreshing citrus fragrance and no after smell, and it can be used on your face as well as your body. Shiseido Brilliant Bronze Quick Self-Tanning Gel This fresh, translucent self tanning gel can be used on both the face and body as well. It quickly produces a deep, even bronze glow with long lasting results. The Multi-Affinity Micro-Gel, a
patent-pending technology, ensures the stability of active ingredients while promoting intense color results. This gel is absorbed quickly and guarantees no stickiness or heaviness, leaving the skin feeling cool and refreshed. Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream Clarins self tanning cream is tinted a caramel colour so it shows where it goes, making for ‘mistake proof’ application - you know you will get even, natural looking results. This cream can be used on the face and body. It moisturises and nourishes your skin as you apply, and even helps prevent premature skin aging. Joico Skin Luxe Golden Shimmer Gradual Self-Tanner This moisturising, shimmering self tanner builds a gradual golden glow while simultaneously nourishing and hydrating the skin with ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil and aloe vera. It leaves the skin looking sunkissed and soft, and has a delicious summery scent. Words by Kelly Henderson. Product shot by Jessica Sim
Salt Sprays A key product FOR any beach hair look is a good sea salt spray. It will provide enough hold without making your hair rigid. Just apply to damp or dry hair, scrunch in and you’re good to go!
Our favourite beach hair products include (from left to right) KEVIN MURPHY HAIR RESORT BEACH TEXTURISER, KMS HAIR PLAY SEA SALT SPRAY, JUUCE PURE SEA SALT SPRAY, PAUL MITCHELL AWAPUHI MOISTURE MIST (this one’s not a sea salt spray but this is perfect for an extra boost of hydration for your hair after a day in the sun), DAVINES FOR WIZARDS #14 SEA SALT PRIMER and WELLA HIGH HAIR OCEAN SPRIZZ. PhotoGRAPHY by Jessica Sim
eau de summer
The arrival of the warmer months heralds the release of some gorgeous new fragrances to tantalise the senses and a few remakes of old classics. La Prairie Life Threads Emerald A fresh green floral fragrance that captures the essence of nature in the springtime. A pretty fragrance for daytime. Paco Rabanne Lady Million This is the much anticipated ladies version of the uber popular Paco Rabanne 1 Million for men. The bottle pretty much screams wealth and excess, being a combination of gold and diamond. Vibrant and sensual, Lady Million is fresh, woody and floral all at once. Definitely a signature scent. Bobbi Brown Beach
Unbelievably, this fragrance smells exactly like a sunscreen we wore as children. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it’s a pleasant scent, and it has the effect of taking your senses directly back to childhood memories of playing around on the beach. It delivers exactly what the name suggests. Givenchy Play A radiant floral fragrance with warm, woody tones, a seductive fragrance that uses its boldness to surprise and captivate. This new fragrance comes in two variations created around a common spirit. Pictured here is the Eau de Parfum, a delicate echo of the Eau de Parfum Intense. Prada Infusion d’Iris As the name would suggest, this main note of this fragrance is Iris. This wisp of a scent is for the girl who doesn’t like her perfume to enter the room before she does. It is super light but very feminine and pretty and perfect for summer daytime wearing. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Inspired by several summer holidays spent on the islands of Pantelleria and Antigua, where Armani has his villas, this fragrance is an aquatic woody scent featuring such notes as crushed mint leaves and limone primo fiore, giving it a very fresh, summer holiday feel. Boss Orange Sunset A derivative from last year’s release Boss Orange, everything about this fragrance says warmth and happiness. A rich white floral scent, the main notes of orange flower and tuberose in the heart and sandalwood and vanilla in the base imbues it with a soulful sensuality. Divine!
Clarins Eau des Jardins This ‘treatment fragrance’ combines plant fragrances and skin care benefits using aromatherapy and phytotherapy techniques. More than
10 essential oils and three bud extracts are in the mix here, mostly fruity notes from citrus, orange and grapefruit and a dash of blackcurrant. It’s like a walk in the park in a bottle. Estee Lauder Pure White Linen Pink Coral A new addition to the Pure White Linen range, this is an utterly feminine, tender and peaceful fragrance that gently sweeps over the senses. With a composition of sea-kissed apple blossoms, waterfruits, sweet peas and camelias this is a scent that is feminine and wonderfully, perfectly pretty. Juicy Couture Peace Love & Juicy Couture Another fruity floral number from the girls at Juicy Couture, this juicy treasure is an aromatic fusion of freshly cut blossoms soaked in natural accents and wild woody harmonies. Hippy chic! DKNY Be Delicious Five years ago, DKNY took the beloved apple – the universal symbol of seduction as well as the icon of New York City - and bottled it. DKNY Be Delicious was the first to extract the fruit’s delectable juice for its scent alone and the results were tantalizingly juicy. The new DKNY Be Delicious EDT Spray is everything you love about Be Delicious only lighter, brighter and more refreshing. Jean Paul Gaultier Classique limited edition Classique Eau de Toilette is unveiled in this exquisite bottle. For a limited time only, the famous bust designed by Jean Paul Gaultier is removing her corset to don a metallic veil. Notes of rose, star anise, orange blossom and vanilla, so full of subtlety, turns the senses upside-down. Giorgio Beverly Hills 30th Anniversary edition An American classic celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The iconic fragrance captures the luxurious and glamourous lifestyle of Beverly Hills, and comes in a limited edition bottle dressed in golf.
HEAVY METAL Stolen Girlfriends Club has largely been responsible for a renaissance in fashion jewellery over recent years. Their new collection, Heavy Metal, is made up of 55 hand-produced styles using high quality materials such as sterling sliver, gold, onyx and garnet stones, with oxidised ageing finishes to give each an antique or grunge element to offset the highly polished finishes for a eclectic feel. The following images were shot by Derek Henderson as part of a film to showcase the new line. Photography: Derek Henderson Models: Dempsey Stewart & Jasper Seven @ Priscilla's Model Management Hair & Makeup: Charlotte Blakeney
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ES REMIX 69
nicole richie SHE BURST into our lives as one half of The Simple Life over seven years ago along with childhood pal Paris Hilton. Since then she has become a widely emulated style icon for a generation, and is now in the fashion business herself as the creative director of a fashion and jewellery line. Remix Magazine editor-in-chief Tim Phin traveled to Los Angeles for an exclusive interview and shoot with the gorgeous Miss Richie. PhotographY Darren Tieste Stylist Simone Harouche Makeup Troy Jensen using YSL Hair Scott Cunha All FOR Margaret Maldonado USA Photographic DIReCTION TIM PHIN Assistant: Drew Ryan, Shot at Milk Studio, Los Angeles
Sequin beaded dress by chloĂ¨
dress by Halston
dress by guilty brotherhood
thomas wylde fur jacket
thomas wylde fur and wool cape, House of Harlow ring and 2 rings from rose arc REMIX 76
Pant and jacket tuxedo suit By Guilty brotherhood, Necklace by House of harlow 1960, Rings by Kathy Azami Rose for roseark, west hollywood
Born into the spotlight, it has been a journey of highs and lows for the stylish Nicole Richie. But it wasn’t always such smooth sailing in the fashion game. Now on the up with her own clothing and accessory lines she chats to Remix about her reputation, her inspiration and her unique personal creations. When you ask Richie what it feels like to be considered a style icon she bursts in to a fit of giggles. ‘I get shy when I hear that term...I don’t know...my first response would be thank you for giving me that compliment but that’s not how I look at myself though.’ Endearingly polite and generous, she finds it hard to accept that her style has caused a mass of imitators, because all she dresses for she says, is herself. ‘To be honest when I am getting dressed every day I really just go for what I am comfortable in. I wouldn’t necessarily look at it as people imitating me. I think that other girls, especially a lot of young girls, find that relatable. You just want to be comfortable with your body and comfortable with yourself.’
‘Obviously Lady Gaga is not someone that I dress like but I admire her courage and her boldness. I just think that that’s really cool. Beyonce is not someone that I dress like either but I think that she really owns her own look and I really admire and respect that.’
But for some time Miss Richie’s name was somewhat synonymous with fashion fads, an icon not for the same reasons she was today. Yet Richie is completely forgiving of her own journey. ‘I’m a 28 year old girl and so I think any girl can tell you ‘oh I went through this stage and I went through that stage.’ It’s all just a part of growing up and it’s fun. It’s funny to look back at pictures and just laugh at certain stages you were going through. My Dad does the same thing - he had a big afro in the ‘70s and my Mom went through her big shoulder pads ‘80s stages, so you know everyone goes through it.’ Richie’s induction into fashion began at an early age with inspiration from her father’s costume designer whilst touring. ‘From an early age when my Dad would go on tour, he had a costume designer come and make all of his stage clothes and I would ask her to make me some stage clothes out of the excess material. Clothing has always been something that I loved. I grew up watching a show called ‘Punky Brewster,’ and she wore the most eccentric outfits and different coloured shoes. I used to go to elementary school wearing different coloured shoes even though we wore a uniform.’ As a designer herself, Richie admires the difficulties of the industry. ‘I have a respect for designers because this is a new business for me and it is truly so much work. I have so much respect for people that have had their lines really last throughout the decades and through different trends. I really respect anyone in that league.’ Famed for her luxe bohemian style, combining vintage pieces with high street and high-end fashion, the next step for Richie was to create something unique of her own. Richie’s jewellery line House of Harlow 1960 launched in 2008 and has now been accompanied by her shoe collection last February. Building on the success of her accessory lines, Richie launched her clothing label entitled Winter Kate early this year. Richie’s collections reflect her personal style with a vintage, whimsical feel and show her inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s with an assortment of neo-hippy prints. ‘I love the way that people didn’t really believe in the idea of clashing. You could wear bright colours and there was just this whole energy back then. I obviously wasn’t around then
but it just seems so fun and so free. It’s something that I have always gravitated towards.’ Incidentally both collections share the name of her daughter Harlow Winter Kate. ‘It’s actually just a coincidence that both lines have her name in them. The lines are not dedicated to her, it’s nothing more than I just love the two names together. I think it’s a beautiful name; I came up with it obviously! So I am getting as much use out of it as possible.’ When it comes to fashion, Richie looks up to people who own their personal style through and through. ‘Obviously Lady Gaga is not someone that I dress like but I admire her courage and her boldness. I just think that that’s really cool. Beyonce is not someone that I dress like either but I think that she really owns her own look and I really admire and respect that.’ With her fashion influence widespread you can imagine the size of Richie’s wardrobe, yet she admits that most of it she doesn’t actually own. Her personal wardrobe contains a mix of handpicked vintage and designer pieces with her favourite piece of the moment being a beautiful Missoni jacket. ‘It’s a mixture between knit and sequins. It’s a great throw on jacket, great for evening and daytime as well. It’s one of my favourites.’ Richie doesn’t only have her head in the fashion game, she is set to appear as a guest star in the hit American series Chuck in October and has just published her second novel Priceless. ‘It’s about a girl named Charlotte who is very privileged, she’s from New York and she grew up really having everything. Her father gets arrested for fraud and they lose everything. She decides to go out on her own and move to New Orleans to stop living under her parents shadow and go do her own thing. She is an amazingly talented singer, somewhat of a Blues singer like Annetta James. So she leaves everything she knows and moves to New Orleans to find herself and follow her dreams.’ Sometimes the life of a celebrity as successful and prominent as Richie would be a little overwhelming, but Richie is gracious and grateful about her success. She is family orientated and enjoys spending time with her children and takes time to reflect on the life she leads. Success and style is only the beginning.
Sequin beaded dress by chloĂ¨, Tights by wolford, Jewellery by House of Harlow 1960, Shoes by house of harlow REMIX 79
For the last decade Emma Watson has played the demure, diligent Hermione Granger in Harry Potter. But now sheâ€™s embarking on a exciting new chapter in her life and career. story by des sampson Photos by Mariano Vivanco
Jumper dress by Isabel Marrant, pearl stud earrings by Laura Lee
When Emma Watson stood on Platform 9¾, about to board the train to Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, she never imagined the journey she was about to setoff on would be so lifechanging. In the ensuing ten years - across seven Harry Potter films – she’s become one of the best-known, most admired stars in a generation, as she’s changed from cute kid to sophisticated starlet. She’s also blossomed professionally, evolving from a wooden amateur to accomplished auteur. ‘I think people forget that when we first started we were so young – just nine or ten - so we really didn’t know what we were doing,’ confesses Emma, blushing as she recalls her first few Harry Potter scenes. ‘We barely had any acting experience between us and we relied so much on the director to guide us. Sometimes he’d even switch the sound off and, as the camera was rolling, direct us over the take and add the sound in later! We really needed that much guidance.’ Judging by her latest outing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – the final installment of J.K Rowling’s beloved series, which has been split into two separate films – she’s learned her lessons well over the last decade. It’s a stellar performance, reinforcing that not only is Emma now a veteran actress, at just 20, but she’s also a sassy, sexy glamour puss.
when she was approached by People Tree to design a range of clothes, she leapt at the chance – even offering her services for free. Partly, she admits, it’s because they’re an ethical Fair Trade label. ‘For me, fashion has always been something that is fun. But I was also excited by the idea of using fashion as a tool to alleviate poverty. I think Fair Trade is so empowering and makes such a huge difference to people,’ she explains. ‘Also, by being involved, I knew that I could help make a difference.’ ‘I just designed things that I like and would want to wear,’ smiles Emma when quizzed about her input. ‘I just drew on inspiration from my own wardrobe, my friends and also vintage pieces. I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m planning two more lines for them.’ Emma admits that her appreciation of fashion and how she can influence fans with what she does - and wears - has been a recent revelation. ‘It may sound crazy, but it never really occurred to me that people would care about what I was wearing. It really didn’t. It only hit home with the last film,’ she confesses. ‘But now I’m increasingly aware that people really care about what I put on my body. Although I find that a little strange, it’s made me realise that when I’m in the public eye it’s important how I dress because that’s how I’m presenting myself to the rest of the
meeting people my own age and just being normal for a bit,’ Emma enthuses. ‘It’s tuned out to be everything I hoped it would be because I’ve made some great friends - people I really trust. ‘For my 20th birthday, I threw a party for 80 friends from University and we just danced all night. It was great; I had a fantastic time,’ she grins. ‘It was also a good moment for me, because I realised how far I had come: I’d moved country, gone to University and met some really special people. Best of all though was the fact that not a single photograph of that night turned up in the papers, or on the Internet. That meant so much to me, because it proved that the friends I’d invited are people I can trust. I feel so grateful and happy about that.’ While studying, Emma flitted backwards and forwards between Brown’s and Britain to film the two-part, final installment of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. Now that it’s all over, how does she feel? ‘Obviously there’s sadness - there were a few tears on the last day - but there’s also a great sense of relief because playing Hermione has been such a big responsibility,’ she admits. ‘Now it’s over, it feels like a massive weight has been lifted off me! It’s such a relief that I can just be myself - be Emma – again. ‘That’s why I cut my hair,’ she reveals. ‘I’d spent more
’playing Hermione has been such a big responsibility. Now it’s over, it feels like a massive weight has been lifted off me! It’s such a relief that I can just be myself - be Emma – again.’ That’s been evident with her modeling makeover for Burberry, the quintessentially British fashion house favoured by Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Their last campaign, featuring Emma alongside her brother, Alex, banished any notion of her as prim, or proper, as she toyed with playing the vamp. It’s an experience she found liberating. ‘Clothing and costumes are a way of becoming someone completely different. I guess that’s what attracted me to the Burberry campaign so much – just being able to express myself in a different way,’ she reveals. ‘I appreciated people seeing me outside of my role as Hermione and seeing other potentials in me. It’s fun playing around with different sides of your personality; it’s a way of expressing yourself, just like being an actress is.’ ‘It’s why I’ve tried to play different characters in the photo shoots I’ve recently done, so people could hopefully look at me differently,’ adds Emma. ‘I’m aware that it’s hard for audiences to separate me from my character, because I’m so identified with her, but hopefully by doing things like that people will see a different side of me. Also, I had a great time doing it because I love clothes and fashion. And they were certainly much nicer than the awful woolly jumpers and tartan skirts I had to wear in Harry Potter, which made me look very plain and boring!’ In fact, Emma enjoyed the experience so much that
world.’ However, she concedes that growing up in public and the scrutiny that accompanies being a sexy, stylish star has been hard to handle. It’s why she tries to keep as low a profile as possible, jealously guarding her private life. ‘It’s been so hard going through the most self conscious time of your life - when you’re changing, your body’s changing and you’re trying to get used to the way you look and feel - while the whole world is watching,’ admits Emma, sighing involuntarily. ‘It’s been pretty harrowing at times, especially as I am so intensely self-critical. That’s why I banned myself from reading everything about myself on the Internet. ‘I guess I just have to stop being daunted, or frustrated by people’s perception of me,’ she shrugs. ‘There’s nothing I can do about it - it will change when it changes – so I just have to do what makes me happy and follow my heart and not think about other’s expectations, because that’s so limiting. People put me in a nice little box - they decide who I am and what I should do – but that’s not how it is.’ She admits that the pressure of being in the spotlight and the public’s perceptions of her - are partly why she decided to flee the UK to attend Brown’s University, in America. ‘I was so excited at the thought of going to University there, being away from all the attention back home,
than half my life being somebody else – with their hairstyle - and I wanted to be Emma and have my hair the way I wanted it. I didn’t realise it, at the time, but it was actually incredibly symbolic having all this hair cut off that people so identified with Hermione. It felt great – it was very liberating - like I was shedding that old skin and starting a fresh, new chapter!’ As for the future, Emma’s less cut and dry about what’s in store, or what she’ll be doing long-term, although she’s adamant that she’ll always act. ‘You know, I’m only 20, so I have no idea what I want [to do] with there rest of my life, or even what I will be doing in say ten years time. I do have my dreams - a vision of what I’d really like my life to look like - but who knows if that will happen. ‘It’s funny, because a lot of my friends are now gearing up to get a job and really push on with their career but I’m at a point now where I need to just stop, have a break and take it easy for a bit. I’m very excited by that, and the prospect of just having some normality in my life. ‘The problem though is I’m a workaholic,’ adds Emma, laughing. ‘I’m hugely motivated and determined, so you’ve not seen the end of me, just yet! I’m always going to work hard and always want to act. But I’m also going to try and make sure that I have a bit of fun as well!’
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We grew up watching Brian Austin Green on TV as one of the Beverly Hills 90210 clan in the ‘90s, after which he slipped off our radar. Now he’s back and looking better than ever in Desperate Housewives. Brian wears all hugo boss. Brooke (left) wears fit dress by Nicole Miller, shoes by Casedai. Joclyn (right) wears dress by ASOS, shoes by Guiseppe Zanotti. REMIX 84
PHOTOGRAPHER Darren Tieste www.darrentieste.com STYLIST Jenny Ricker @ WALL GROUP GROOMING for Brian Kim Verbeck @ WALL GROUP Models Brooke & Jocyln @ Next Models LA Photo Assist Andrew Ryan Models Makeup: Glenn Nutley @ Celestine Agency Models Hair: Angelo Tsimourtos Models Manicure: Barbara Warner &Â Kaamilya. Shot on location at Drais Hollywood www.draishollywood.com
Brian wears all paul smith. Joclyn wears dress by BCBG, shoes by Lâ€™Wren Scott. Brooke wears dress by Helmut Lang, shoes by Charlotte Olympia.
Brian wears all calvin klein. Brooke wears dress by Topshop, shoes by Louboutin.
Brian wears all simon spur. Joclyn (left) wears t dress by ASOS, shoes by Louboutin. Brooke (right) wears dress by Armani, shoes by Ferragamo.
It seems you have been a very busy boy this year filming a handful of productions. Tell us more about what you’re doing for 2011. As far as I know, I will continue to shoot Desperate
Housewives, and I’m shooting a pilot this month for TBS called ‘The Wedding Band’. I’m hoping to fit a movie in if the schedule works. It’s called ‘Wicked Tom’, and it’s a drama that I’m really excited about. How do you find time to work out and look after yourself? I try to work out four or five times a week if my schedule allows, but even if it›s only one day a week it›s better than nothing. We hear you are quite the speedster, cleaning up in the 2010 Toyota Celebrity Grand Prix. How did this all come about? Were you always interested in motorsport? 14 years
ago I raced in the Toyota Celebrity Grand Prix and really enjoyed the experience. I knew I wanted to do it again, but I’m glad I took the time away from it I did. I was too young and wild to really grasp what made one driver faster than another. Other than racing on a track, I can drive like a bit of an asshole in normal life. It’s a great release. Were you a big fan of ‘Desperate Housewives’ before you were cast on the show as Keith Watson? I had never seen an episode of Desperate Housewives before I started working on it. I don’t watch much TV. How was it working with the likes of Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria? We hear a certain somebody gets a wee bit of action from Bree this season...
Marcia and I get along really well. I’m extremely lucky to have her as a working partner on the show. She is immensely dedicated to what she does, and is equally as kind and generous. I will let you know what working with Eva is like when I get the chance to. Our characters have not crossed paths yet. It’s a well-known fact
you have one of the sexiest wives on the planet, however we envy Megan Fox for being married to you! What is like for her to be married to one of the world’s most sought-after men?
I’m just gonna say thank you for the kind words. My wife is a huge part of who I am, so if I’m ‘sought after’ for any reason, she plays a big part in it. As you attend a lot of film premieres, awards ceremonies and events, who would you pick as your favorite suit designer to dress you? My favorite suit designers would be
Valentino, Armani, and Tom Ford. All three have the ability to make suits that fit perfectly, and are also easy to wear. Do you eat out
a lot or are you a good cook? Where in LA can you get a nice steak and a good Bordeaux? We eat out a lot, and I also cook a
lot. It depends on how busy we both are. Good steak and Bordeaux are easy - Jar on Beverly will take great care of you. What is it that you enjoy most about your lifestyle as an actor in a place like Hollywood? Obviously there are the down sides like paparazzi and being in the public interest 24/7, but there must be some amazing things that go on as well? The best part
of being an actor for me is that I get paid to do something I really love. Not many people can say that about their jobs. It also allows me to spend a lot of time with my family. Hollywood is home for me, and it always has been. Paparazzi aside, my family and I can do almost anything we can think of, and don’t need to drive more than an hour and a half to do it. Not many places I’ve been that offer that. When will you be gracing the fair shores of New Zealand? We’re sure Megan would love to throw on some gumboots and get out in the beautiful wilderness with you...
New Zealand has one of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. I’ve heard nothing but positive things about the people as well, so any time I’m invited... I will be there!
Brian wears all paul smith. Joclyn (left) wears dress by Ina Solinari. Brook (right) wears dress by Herve Leger
Kristin Cavallari, EX ‘The Hills’ star, has moved on from playing our favourite bitch, but isn’t straying far from the reality TV format that made her a household NAME. PhotographY BY DARREN TIESTE @ www.darrentieste.com StyliNG Douglas VanLaningham @ Opus Beauty USA Makeup Carlene K for Smashbox Hair Rick Gardone
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Are you happy to have your life back to yourself after having had a large part of it played out on-screen for the few years? I’m definitely happy to have my life back. I always had a
private life because I kept The Hills separate, but it’s nice to not have tabloids think whatever is happening on The Hills is exactly what is really going on in my life. Did you enjoy portraying
yourself as the bitch? How different was your on-screen persona from you behind closed doors? It was fun to play the
bitch on TV because I’m so different in my every day life. I was playing “Kristin” as a character so it made it enjoyable. My onscreen persona is very different than who I really am. The only thing that came across that is true to who I am is the honesty. I’m a very honest person. But none of my friends would ever say I’m a bitch. I know what I want and am strong but I’m far from a bitch. How did you feel about the tagline ‘The Bitch Is Back’ referring to you? I thought “the bitch is back” was great. MTV asked me before I was ok with that and I said absolutely. When I decided to come back I wanted to go all out and have fun with it. What are your relationships like with your former cast-
mates? Are you still close friends with anyone from The Hills? I’m still friendly with everyone from the cast. The person I talk to the most is Stephanie. What’s the deal with you and Brody these days? Brody and I remain friends and we’re both in other relationships now. What’s coming up for you in 2011? In
2011 I’ll be producing reality shows. I’m currently working on two and I have designed a shoe for shoedazzle.com coming out in May.
You are well regarded for your sense of style. Do you work with a stylist or do you make your own fashion choices? I
don’t have a stylist. I do everything myself, although sometimes for a big red carpet event I’ll use a stylist but not often. What’s the most treasured item of clothing/accessory that you own and why? My most treasured piece of clothing or accessory are
all my shoes! I would die if I lost all of them. I love high heels. YSL and Christian Louboutin are my favorites. I think heels make an outfit and I’m only 5’3 so they make my legs look long. Any chance of a visit to the Remix’s home country New Zealand sometime? I don’t have any plans in the near future to visit but I
would love to eventually!
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PhotographY By Darren Tieste www.darrentieste.com Styling Jenny Ricker @ THE WALL GROUP USA Grooming KELSEY DEENIHAN @ EXCLUSIVE MGT USA
Photo assist Andrew Ryan Shot on location on Mullholand Drive, Los Angeles
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Burberry jeans, Rag & Bone shirt & vest, Hollywood Trading Company belt, Varvatos boots
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What made you make the move from singing/songwriting to acting? I started
with music early on in life, since I was five years old, then I did a bit of theatre when I was in Texas from when I was maybe ten til I was fifteen. So I guess I’ve always kind of done both, I never really ‘moved’, it’s just that one side of it happened to blow up before the other. We hear you have written songs and played for some big names - can you tell us some of the songs you have written? Well I’ve done songwriting for other artists, I wouldn’t say they’re big names, but mostly I’ve written songs for myself. I have done a lot of guitar parts for others, but again, mostly for myself. I have a library of about sixty songs that I’ve put together over the last seven years. Have you done an album then? Yeah, in fact I’ve done two records. The first one was ‘Smoke Signals’ under the pseudonym Jericho in 2007, and then I recently released ‘Pipe Dreams’ under my own name. Tell us more about Jericho? Jericho was the first project I did, I actually hired a group of musicians because I couldn’t find a band in Los Angeles. It was called Jericho because it’s the oldest city in the world that is still inhabited, andit was also in the bible – you know the story of the walls of Jericho falling down after the people marched around the city for seven days in silence except for the sounds of trumpets? That’s where I got the name from. The Jericho sound was pretty much the same as what I’ve just released under my own name. What are your thoughts now on American Idol and other talent search format shows? I think American Idol is a great platform for singers, but not necessarily songwriters due to the extensive nature of the contracts and the control over the artists after the fact. But yeah it’s a great platform for singers. How did you come to be cast in Glee? Well I was trying to get into the music business, and as you know it’s a fraction of what it was ten years ago in all aspects, so I was teaching guitar lessons as a way of earning income and one of my clients mentioned there was a website, LAcasting.com that was always looking for people that could sing and play guitar and they asked me if I’d ever done any acting and I said I had since I was a child. I was still dead-set on being a musician out here but thought y’know, I’m almost out of money and the economy was taking its toll, so anyway I checked out this website and all the gigs were kinda average and so I asked this person how do you get the good gigs and they said you have to have an agent. So I started seeking representation, had some pictures made, make up the fake resume (laughs)… Some of it was real, but most of it was fake. I sent it to 75 managers and 75 agents and out of all those, only one person called me – Jason Solomon. And that’s who I’m working with today. Are you surprised by the success of Glee? Yeah, I think so. I think we were all surprised. It utilizes two mediums – television and music, records and albums. I think it’s just a good mix. What has been the most enjoyable part of filming Glee so far? Having a family. Some of them have become like family to me. And the least enjoyable part of filming Glee? Just the long day – early starts and late finishes. A lot of work, no life outside of that. Is there a song in particular that you’d really love to sing on the show? Yeah, quite a few. I like the idea of doing a Radiohead episode, or an Alice in Chains episode… It probably won’t ever happen, but in my perfect world it would. Your character Puck is a bully on the show - what were you like at high school? Actually in high school I was really kind of a hippie. I was pretty chill, but I did wrestle, I played in bands and cover bands. I wasn’t the best student or anything. I drove a Corvette ’76 Stingray to school as a senior – it was my first car. Do you have any other interests outside of acting and music? I like Frisbee Golf, fishing, basketball, birds… I like a lot of stuff. Are you planning on continuing your music career or is that on the backburner for now? Well as soon as I have time to go on a tour, I would love to tour. But really I see Glee being my main focus for a couple of years. Do you think Glee will ever do a tour or live performance? Yeah actually we’re going to this summer. Internationally and domestically. How would you describe your personal style in terms of fashion? Comfortable, not flashy, laid back. Favourite labels? Definitely Guess - they have great clothing, especially jeans and button-up shirts. What’s your favourite song on your iPod right now? I would say Mike Miller’s song ‘Molly’.
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As the New Yorkbased global brand ambassador for 42below vodka, Paul Franich has quite possibly one of the best jobs in the world. PhotographY By Sam Nixon
You have probably one of the most enviable jobs we’ve heard of! Tell us what your day to day role involves... Yes indeed, it’s a pretty good gig. I
spend most of my time meeting with clients to build relationships, organising and attending events. There’s a lot of travel to other states, which is fantastic. There are of course the not-so-exciting aspects which we won’t get into... why ruin the myth. What has been the highlight of your career as 42Below Brand Ambassador so far? Being able to bring 42Below to the US and being part of the success, it’s been a great ride. What challenges have you faced in your time as 42Below Brand Ambassador? At the start people were just like ‘what is this New Zealand vodka, why do I need another vodka I have 30 on the back bar already’, which was frustrating, some people wouldn’t even want to try it. But getting over that hurdle and getting people to drink and have fun with it was a great challenge, which ended up being loads of fun. I met some fantastic people who ended up helping me out. So in the end the early challenges actually helped in the expansion of the brand. What do you love most about New York? The restaurants in New York are fantastic, as is the service. But I think being in New York one of my favourite things is being able to eat good Mexican food all the time, and cheap. Nothing like a good taco or five to stave off those late night hunger pains. I love it. I can’t forget Brooklyn, great food and neighbourhoods, 100-year old butchers, Italian delis with the old boys out the back making fresh mozzarella all day, you can’t beat
it. And music, sooooo much good music. How did you become involved with 42Below Vodka? I was working bars in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2000 and Geoff Ross [founder of 42Below] approached me and the crew at Brava to help with the launch. I was impressed with everything Geoff was doing with the brand, and he ended up being a top man. So when I moved to the States in 2004 I approached Geoff and asked if he needed a hand. He put me in contact with the guys running the brand in the States and I started helping them out on a part time basis, doing mostly events. It just built from there. How is the New Zealand nightlife scene different from the American nightlife scene? The US nightlife is totally different to New Zealand. The clubs are all
bottle service, which basically means if you want to get a table you have to buy a bottle of booze for $350 bucks. The waiters all work for tips so they are always trying to earn, more which means they are attentive, and you never want for anything. I think New Zealand is lacking the service aspect in a lot of establishments. To be fair though I’m not in NZ that much so hopefully the service has improved. What’s your all-time favourite cocktail? I have many favourites. There is a time and a place for everything. But my all time fave is the Manhattan, a love that started at Motel in Wellington many years ago. Best place you’ve travelled to in your career and why? Panama City. It’s completely nuts. As a youngster, did you ever think that this is what you’d be doing for a job? Both my brothers worked in bars when I was a kid,
and being great older brothers they would take me out when I wasn’t really allowed … I fell in love with the way of life and personalities of the people I met. So I pretty much knew I wanted to work in hospitality when I was still at school. But I didn’t think I would be working in New York City for a New Zealand vodka brand. You have served up cocktails and organised events for some heavyweight celebs. Who or what has been the most interesting for you so far? They have all been pretty classic. But I will have to say one of the first
events for the launch of Bono’s jean label Edun, I was standing next to this big guy thinking I know this guy, he’s looking at me thinking ‘who the hell is this kid looking at me’ this went on for a minute or so until I got bowled over by a train of paparazzi screaming Jay-z, Jay-z and there’s me on the ground going ‘ohhhhh… Jay-z’. You were once the GM of iconic Wellington bar Matterhorn, and you must have some interesting stories from your time there... Can you tell us a good yarn from those days? Yes I have plenty of stories, unfortunately none of which are suitable for print. As the proponent of a great Kiwi brand yourself, how do you feel about our Kiwi-based mag launching in the States? I think if you are dedicated and passionate about
what you do and sell, and are honest, you can do anything you want in the States. It is the land of opportunity if you have the balls to do it.
Zoe ‘Zowie’ Fleury is a singer, songwriter, drummer and electropop extraordinaire. Daughter of Johnny Fleury, one of Aotearoa’s most iconic guitarists, Zoe has been putting in a serious and dedicated effort over the last few years developing a unique sound she can call her own. With a string of recent hits, some out-there yet alluring music videos and support from key locals it’s been all go for the artist formerly known as Bionic Pixie. In between the hectic up and coming artists life of recording sessions and photo shoots (the photos you’re looking at right now in fact) Zowie was able to give me some time to discuss chocolate chip pancakes, the kindness of friends and the goings on in the head of Zowie. Reincarnated as Zowie, her recent debut single and EP, Broken Machine climbed the RIANZ chart, topping out at eigth place following the release of the Broken Machine music video and its subsequent national success. The music video is very different, very distinctive and very cool – when I asked Zoe how it felt getting that kind of coverage she coyly replied, ‘It was like showing everyone my first child, not that I have any, but sharing something
quite personal to me with NZ was a bit terrifying but really cool too. The response has been so positive – I expected with it being pop that some people might bring it down – but we’ve had such an amazing response here and overseas. America seems to really been digging it too which is crazy, it’s just overall bizarre.’ What’s even more bizarre? Chocolate chip pancakes. What the hell does this have to do with anything you might say, well I’ll let Zoe explain, ‘see I was in the school jazz band as a drummer, I started drumming around age 11 and was always around industry people cause of my dad – he was playing with Dave Dobbyn, Crowded House and those sorts of guys – anyway I was also in the choir but I was useless. I’d actually do something really weird because I didn’t know the words, so I’d just recite baking recipes while pretending to sing. The one I
knew best was chocolate chip pancakes so I’d end up standing there reciting it over and over – the worst part was everyone could see me and hear me and knew what I was doing. Useless!’ Turning now to the current hit ‘Broken Machine’, Zoe admits that yes, it was inspired by one person who broke her machine. But she’s happy to point out that it’s no longer the case. ‘When I was writing it I was looking back at what had happened with someone – now I don’t really relate to it memory wise, but more to what it means. The cool part is now I can see other people relating to it in different ways; I really get a kick out of that. But the personal meaning behind it has kind of dropped away.’ Bad luck for someone somewhere no doubt. Following the theme of support, the debut EP also featured a number of remixes from some big names. And her thoughts on it are pretty positive. ‘The remixes are all awesome
Zowie wears custom-made garments by Serena Fagence, sunglasses by Karen Walker Eyewear.
‘I didn’t know the words, so I’d just recite baking recipes while pretending to sing. The one I knew best was chocolate chip pancakes’ – I love the Pete Wiggs Remix and the way they put the really moody dark vibes on such a pop track. But I also love the RAC remix and the Computers Want Me Dead remix – they’re all just such different versions but reflect the creators so well and give a new feel to the track.’ Looking at her music overall you’ll hear the direct pop elements and feel, but it’s the twists that really add flavour to them. Her tracks tend to have a dark or light tone to them, but I’m promised the upcoming album ‘is a real range of stuff - it’s not just dark or light pop, it’s a bit of hip-hop and everything. The album is really a mashup of the styles of Broken Machine and Love Demolition. We’re aiming to have it out in mid-June but we need to do quite a bit yet. One of the biggest things is picking a name – we’re close to it, but that’s really the hardest bit. I can see why people put out self-titled albums.’ With a solid background and fan base for Bionic Pixie, it was always going to be an interesting transition to form a new direction. To get a glimpse inside how the Pixie used to be we need look no further than her very positive, yet positively enraged bio, ‘as she pulls on a pair of high top sneakers and strides out the door, it is clear this pixie is ready to kick out your fuckin’ speakers to the year 3000 and modify the heartbeats of the world to beat with hers.’ Quite. It’s strange to think an artist
would potentially jeopardise their standing as a successful ‘brand’ (for want of a better term) to reinvent themselves, yet Zowie forged ahead and received critical acclaim – turns out it was always part of the game plan anyhow. Clearly with a great deal of thought behind the shift, it’s best to let Zoe explain it. ‘When I started Bionic Pixie I always knew I wanted it to evolve later on – I really admire artists who reinvent themselves, artists like Michael Jackson. I’d always admired that and knew from the start with Bionic Pixie that one day I’d want it to evolve, the fact it was received well only inspired and drove that because I now knew I could do it. I didn’t want to be just be one music act, I wanted to carry on... Zowie is still very much Bionic Pixie but the music direction is much more aggressive and harsh. Broken Machine is still very much Bionic Pixie because I wrote it when I was doing BP, but the newer stuff, like Love Demolition, is a bit more aggressive and pushier.’ Which leads of course to a defining moment, a catalyst for the change from a pixie to something all together more badass. I’m assured this isn’t the case however, ‘I think when I started writing new stuff and felt like my writing skills had gotten a lot better, and that’s when I started to change over. I’d discussed it with my manager and my friends
– I’d also been working really closely with Serena Fagence my stylist and designer, and together we’d developed with a newer, more aggressive look – it just combined together and it was time for Zowie. Luckily I’d learnt so much from Pixie, the main one was what works and what doesn’t work live, that was the best thing I learnt and probably the most important. I learnt what I wanted to from Pixie and got everything I wanted out if it.’ Although not giving much away on the album or who’s been helping her out, I’m promised the list is international and that the overall result is due in part to the support of good friends and good people, ‘I was really lucky putting the album together, I got a huge amount of support from people everywhere. The weird thing was they were people I used to look up to – it’s crazy for me to think they’re now fans of Zowie, it’s a huge honour.’ But an earned one apparently – existing at the forefront in New Zealand for the mixup mashup sounds of electropop, synthpunk and synthpop, Zoe is nothing but gracious and excited for the future. ‘I hope I am, I’d love to be part of that, part of something that people like and love, and get real enjoyment from.’ Photography: Jessica Sim Styling: Serena Fagence Hair: Bonnie Liu @ Killer Hair using Davines & Cloud Nine Makeup: Amy Elgar using M.A.C
boh runga Whimsical and introspective, the beautiful Boh Runga spends her time between LA and her native New Zealand roots making music, making jewellery and making an impression. Remix chats to Boh about LA, her jewellery direction, and her not so secret love for Britney Spears. With the end of the year looming Boh returns to LA to work on her next music project and expand her successful jewellery line for the New Zealand Mint. Her time is spent commuting between New Zealand and LA, a lifestyle that she wouldn’t trade for anything. Three and a half years since the launch of her first jewellery collection her success continues to grow, so much so that she is beginning to realise she needs help. ‘Beforehand it was a really fun thing to do and now it’s serious. I’m not a business minded person either so I really need someone to lean on for that.’ Each piece in her boutique jewellery line evokes meaning with a unique story behind each design ‘I would like to think that my jewellery is more timeless, I’m not chasing trends. I really love to create pieces that people would like to collect, something a bit more heirloomy.’ Boh admits that being a Kiwi in LA is kind of novel. She dresses differently, so differently that she finds herself being followed around by prospective customers. ‘I’ve been followed around the Beverley Centre shopping mall by a girl wanting to know where my Katherine Wilson boots were from. Another time some girls followed me because of my Stolen Girlfriends Club jeans. That happens a lot when I wear New Zealand designers. There is a certain look in LA and I think that New Zealanders have a certain style about them.’ With New Zealand positioned so far away from LA, Boh thinks that people have a general interest in this part of the world because of its distant geographic location. ‘New Zealand pop culture is an amalgamation of the whole worlds pop culture and we get the best
of everything because we are more selective.’ When in L.A Boh find’s it exciting to hear about the success of fellow Kiwi’s abroad seeing New Zealand as some what of a creative hub. ‘New Zealanders are really innovative. We are a quiet bunch of people doing really good things. A bit adventurous but a bit shy. We are like an oxymoron of getting out there!’ Boh suggests that there is general opinion that New Zealander’s are really nice, and that we are big travelers. ‘They have a really romanticized version of what New Zealand is too, which is quite charming. It’s quite charming to think that the whole world thinks that about your country.’ With her life spent commuting between two so vastly different locations she finds herself missing different aspects from her different homes. ‘When I’m home the biggest thing I miss about L.A is waking up to that consistent sunshine. That sunshine has a powerful effect on your phyci, you’re just immediately happier. But when I’m there I miss New Zealand people. I think we have really lovely people. I really miss my family and my friends and the availability of a good coffee. We have a really great hit rate with coffee and have a culture of appreciating a really good barista!’ For the moment, Boh’s inspiration for music is more LA based. She is currently considering working with the people who worked with Thom York on his solo project. But she admits that writing music if often an excuse to be social. Her sound differs depending on whom she is working with. ‘It’s just whatever we are coming up with, or the mood we are in. It’s always sunny in LA so it’s a bit of
light. Writing music is so much fun, It’s like doing a jigsaw puzzle, like working something out. Musicians are good fun and have a real lust for life.’ The music industry is a hard game anywhere, let alone in L.A, but Boh is realistic. ‘I am forty, I am no spring chicken. I’m so lucky that I have had a career with my band Stellar and now as a writer. All I know is I’m no Britney Spears. I love Britney Spears though, I just want to hug her and say go Britney, come on!’ Some of Britney’s latest songs features on Boh Runga’s playlist at high volume- she admits her neighbours are not her biggest fans. ‘I just got these new speakers for my studio, I play that song ‘Piece of Me’ a lot and all the sound is amazing. It’s a weird production, everything is slightly offensive in the track but it works really well. Super processed sounding pop music, it’s amazing!’ Transitioning from New Zealand to L.A means that Boh experiences celebrity along with anonymity. She enjoys both scenarios, and is gracious about her success. ‘I appreciate the fact that because I’m a known person doing a jewellery line it just throws more light on my jewellery. I appreciate that people will give me the time of day and want to talk to me about my projects. The fact that I have so much to do comes from having a career in music and I appreciate that fact. In the States it’s the opposite. I have to start from scratch. If I could have the same sort of success that I have had here I would be made.’
Photography by Oliver Rose. Story by Sophie Donovan
richard kavanagh As a hair stylist on the fashion week circuit, in demand for editorial session styling, creator of his own styling tool range and now creative director for Rodney Wayne, Richard Kavanagh is a busy man. As the new creative director of Rodney Wayne, you would suspect that Richard Kavanagh would have his work cut out for him. His recent stint at the acclaimed Northern Hemisphere fashion weeks, in demand for editorial in Paris Vogue, and a personalised line of his own styling tools would suggest that perhaps that this hair styling phenomenon just can’t stop. As both the face and the voice of Rodney Wayne, Kavanagh is at the pointy end of creating the brand’s image. With his head in the international styling game he is responsible for bringing globally connected fashion to New Zealand women. Mentoring his handpicked artistic team, Kavanagh works two years ahead of the trends to ensure all the 650 Rodney Wayne hairdressers around New Zealand know how to recreate the latest looks in a way that suits each individual client. When it comes to keeping up to the minute with the international fashion market, Kavanagh sees the blood, sweat and tears first hand. Each season he spends about five weeks amongst the chaos that is Northern Hemisphere fashion weeks. Kavanagh has just returned from Spring Summer 2011 fashion week routes in New York,
Paris and Milan working with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Yves St Laurent, Calvin Klein and Prada to name a few. ‘Not bad, it does the trick,’ he says. In terms of choosing a favourite this season he hails the McQueen show which obviously held high emotional value due to designer Lee McQueen’s death in February this year. ‘McQueen was incredible, the hair was super super cool and the emotion, just because it was the first show without Lee, and Sarah was designing. There were hundreds of people backstage and the emotion was really really high. Then they played this Michael Jackson song ‘I’ll be there’ for the finale and everyone just started crying. Even me. It was amazing. It was a big deal, it was a tribute to Lee, it was Sarah stepping up to take the limelight. It was so many things.’ Although it sounds glamourous and there is always a glass of champagne to greet you, playing the fashion game is no picnic. ‘It’s pretty intense. You are working at the highest level and the expectations are really high. The expectations from the designers, the media, from our team leaders are really high, you can’t drop the ball or have an off day,’ he
‘I knew without a shadow of a doubt with every fibre of my being that I wanted to be a hairdresser’
says. Amongst the bustle of Fashion Week shows, Kavangah admits he got a little emotional when he took a moment to step back and smell the roses. ‘I had an emotional moment at Yves Saint Lauren. I was doing the hair and was touching up this model Freya Beha Erichsen backstage in the finale dress and I stepped back and took a look at what she was wearing. It was this incredible midnight blue elegant dress and it was overwhelming. Then I looked down the line at all the other girls and was like wow, didn’t notice that. It was mind blowing.’ It’s been a long stretch to success for Kavanagh who began his career with a hairdressing apprenticeship after he left school at 15. ‘I knew without a shadow of a doubt with every fibre of my being that I wanted to be a hairdresser, much to my mothers disdain.’ After working in salons for a while Kavanagh reached the point where he decided he needed to re-assess his career in order to be satisfied. ‘I knew that part of my personality always wants to be pushing myself. I asked myself a few pertinent questions one day like what do I need in my day? What do I need to feel satisfied in my life?’ After some contemplation and re-
evaluation he realised that hairdressing was where he still wanted to be but he had to figure out what he wanted out of hairdressing. ‘So I entered a bunch of hairdressing competitions back in the ‘90s and I pretty much won everything I entered which was cool. And in the process of that I started working with photographers to do my shoots for the comps. They said to me they’d never really worked with anyone that does hair like that and did I want to do some hair for photo shoots. I then decided I wanted to build a freelance career.’ At the time there wasn’t and still isn’t anyone who is working as a freelance hairstylist in New Zealand, so Kavanagh has been breaking ground throughout his career. There wasn’t and still isn’t anyone who is really doing that here. So I had to build a career path for myself. Which meant being based in New Zealand but working overseas as well.’ Kavanagh wound up here, a renowned international stylist, a cutting edge creative director for the biggest salon group in the country and the CEO of his own multi national hair styling tool company. This project of Kavanagh’s began when he created a DVD teaching women how to blow dry and straighten their hair.
An American distributor got hold of it and asked, ‘Well where are the tools?’ ‘I thought why would I try and compete with the big colour, hair care and styling products. If I want to do something I want it to be the best. I knew as a hairdresser that it is really hard to find high quality performance tools, so I decided this is what I’ll do.’ Success happened over night and Kavanagh found himself running a multi-national distribution company alongside his other endeavours. After months of feeling burnt out and another reassess he employed someone else to manage the distribution and he returned to doing what he liked best, styling. Despite his international success Kavanagh is a person who takes the fashion industry with a grain of salt. He’s laid back and funny take his website slogan: ‘I get paid to make chicks hot,’ as a prime example. ‘I kind of catch myself saying things to the models that out of context would be so wrong. Like: ‘Ok girls when you’re finished with that if you could all just take your clothes off and then I’ll come through and touch you up.’ In context it’s totally right. I just thought the line was kind of funny and it’s true; I get paid to make chicks look hot!’ Photos by Derek henderson. Story by Sophie Donovan
nick von k Despite launching his own jewellery line just months ago, Nick Von K has already been picked up for retail by one of America’s leading retailers. Signs of great things to come we think… Nick Klarwill has been in the jewellery business for twelve years, collaborating with Ricochet on seasonal accessory ranges since 1998. In September earlier this year, he also launched the Nick Von K jewellery line, which turned out to be quite a success despite Nick having ‘no idea at all’ that things were going to pan out the way they did. The only reason Nick did manage to head along to this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week, where American fashion designer Nicole Miller happened to pick out three pieces from his latest collection, was to meet the people that didn’t manage to turn up to [his] launch the week before. From collaborating with Ricochet, something that Nick claims happened from ‘being in the right place at the right time’, to recently catching the attention of American fashion blogger Derek Warburton, and impressing Nicole Miller with several of his own pieces, it’s nice to see that his plans to branch off with his own collection have truly paid off. Fast forward twelve years and it’s obvious that Nick has come a
‘I never really thought about being a jeweller. It just kind of happened that way and I’m going ‘this is perfect’’
long way from ‘living out at the beach and not doing a lot. I was just cruising around on the dole, living the life and having a good time,’ By finally getting to the point where he wanted to put out his own range, it was merely a matter of building up faith in himself and not wanting to work with other designers, and it has proven to be all the more worthwhile. ‘The funny thing is I’ve always loved jewellery but I never realised how much I loved it until more recently. I never really thought about being a jeweller. It just kind of happened that way and I’m going ‘this is perfect.’’ Perfect indeed, at least in regards to the response that he has received from Nicole Miller’s American stores. ‘I just got an email from her head of retail earlier today saying they want to get some more pieces’. It seems that Nick is a natural when it comes to art. If it wasn’t for jewellery design he’d be doing some other artistic pursuit, perhaps sculpture. In saying this, it still requires hard work and a lot of time. ‘It took a long time; you just can’t churn this stuff out overnight’. And as far as the design process goes, ‘there is a lot of business involved in this kind of work’, by his own estimation, leaving about one percent of the process to the actual design part itself. There are a lot of skull references seen throughout Nick’s latest collection, a number of reasons as to why. Although it begins with his teenage love of Guns n Roses, his fascination with skulls goes a lot deeper than just that. Referring to the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival in South America where they celebrate death and the spirit world, suggests that it’s not such a bad thing to die. ‘It celebrates the transition of the dead people and the fact that
they’re existing in the spirit world’. Rather than death being associated with this idea of ’darkness’ and ‘heaviness’, Nick’s idea is ‘to get humorous with the skulls’, symbolising the transition from life into whatever happens next. As far as what happens next for Nick Von K, plans to stock further nationally are on the cards. ‘I’m keen to expand out to the rest of New Zealand but at the moment it’s all just a matter of fitting stuff into the days. There’s so much to do. I start the morning and the next minute the days finished and I haven’t got all of the things that I wanted to, done. But I’ll get there, I’m definitely keen.’ Fortunately for Nick, the New Zealand market is a bit easier to crack into than the American one. ‘A lot of business people in the States are quite hard lined and you have to be really careful, whereas the New Zealand fashion industry is quite casual and they don’t need you to be a big name.’ So it’s good to know that his business foundations are firmly planted in the ground. Being in the industry long enough has had its benefits. ‘My foundations are really solid; my systems and my suppliers especially.’ After the recent success of late, it’s nice to see the Auckland boy done good for himself. Creating his own jewellery line is clearly something Nick is passionate about and has no regrets doing. ‘It’s something that I never thought of doing before, but now that I’ve done it I should have done it years ago. It’s the most fun thing. I can see this whole brand going for the rest of my life.’ So far, so good. Photography by Oliver Rose. Story by nicole leybourne
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PhotographY by CAMILLE SANSON Fashion Editor VALENTINA TIURBINI Hair DIANA MOAR using Schwarzkopf Make-Up LAN NGUYEN using Mac Models REGINA & KATIUSHA @ Premier Model Management DASHA SUSHKO @ Next, shot at 33 Portland Place, London
Katiusha Wears: Latex shirt and gloves by LOUISE CHARLOTTE TAYLOR, Skirt PRADA
Regina Wears: Dress By ZAMBESI, Shoes by ANNA KICHENSIDE, Ring By LUCY HUTCHINGS. Dasha wears: Transparent net dress by TINA KALIVAS, Top and shorts by CALVIN KLEIN, Shoes by ANNA KICHENSIDE, Bracelet by ELM JEWELLERY. Katiusha wears: Dress by STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB, Necklace by ELM JEWELLERY, Boots stylists own, All head pieces made by hair stylist
Regina wears: Top and jacket by GEMMA SLACK, Latex skirt by LOUISE CHARLOTTE TAYLOR, Rosary by ELM JEWELLERY
Dasha wears: Coat by HEMYCA, latex bodysuit by LOUISE CHARLOTTE TAYLOR, Necklace by ELM JEWELLERY, Lace headpiece by ZAMBESI, Sandals by ANNA KICHENSIDE
Regina wears: Shirt by HEMYCA, Skirt by NEUROTICA, Head piece by BITCHING & JUNKFOOD
Katiusha wear: Latex playsuit by LOUISE CHARLOTTE TAYLOR, Transparent long coat with hood by ZAMBESI, Scarf by COMMENCE
Dasha wears: Shirt by HEMYCA, Skirt by PRADA, Bracelet by CULLIETTA, Veil PIERS ATKINSON
Dasha wears:Top by GEMMA SLACK, Latex skirt by LOUISE CHARLOTTE TAYLOR, necklaces by ELM JEWELLERY, Lace used as head piece by ZAMBESI
left to right; Dasha wears: Silk trousers and top by NEUROTICA, cross necklace by ELM JEWELLERY. Regina wears: Dress by THURLEY, Necklace and arm chain BY BITCHING AND JUNKFOOD, shoes by ANNA KICHENSIDE, Katiusha wears Dress by TINA KALIVAS
Katiusha wears: Body suit by RACHAEL FREIRE, Socks and shoes by PRADA, Necklace by STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS club, Head piece by PIERS ATKINSON
Regina wears: Dress by STOLEN GIRLFRIEND CLUB, Arm bracelet by CULIETTA, Head piece by ELM JEWELLERY
left to right; Dasha wears: Dress by GEMMA SLACK, Latex corset dress by LOUISE CHARLOTTE TAYLOR, Shoes by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Katiusha wears: Dress by AQUA Sandals by ANNA KICHENSIDE. Regina wears: Dress by TOSHA, Platform shoes by JOHN ROCHA, Leather bag with chain by MAHE
Katiusha wears: Dress by STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB, Rosary by ELM JEWELLERY, Lace headpiece stylist’s own Photo assists: MIGUEL DOMINGOS, SIGRID JOON & FRANCIS RAE Stylist’s assists: FILIPPO GIULIANI & ANNALIE BOTTARE
WHAT SHE SAID PHOTOGRAPHY OLIVIA HEMUS FASHION EDITOR ATIP W HAIR NATASHA ARCHER @ MODS HAIR PARIS MAKE-UP MARGO REGAN USING M.A.C & Kevin murphy MODEL Alexus @ MONARCH MODELS
T-shirt by The Cassette Society, dress by Acne @ Fabric, gold pendant and ring by Meadowlark
Dress by Belle Sauvage and socks by Eley Kishimoto both @ Children Of Vision, rings by Meadowlark
Shirt by Topshop ‘Unique’ @ The Department Store, bodysuit and belt by Lara Parker @ Process, shorts by Hopetown, shoes by SDG @ MADE
Jacket by The Cassette Society, trousers and shoes both by Maurie & Eve, necklaces by Company Of Strangers
Top and Skirt by Salasai, rings by Meadowlark, necklace by Deadly Ponies
Dress by Jaimie @ Jaimie Boutique, shoes by Maurie @ Eve.
shirt by Topshop ‘Unique’ @ The Department Store
Jumpsuit by Maurie & Eve and sweater by The Cassette Society, shoes by SDG @ MADE
Dress by APC ‘Madras’ @ MADE, shirt by Topshop @ The Department Store FASHION ASSIST: KRYSTA HARDAKER SHOT @ STUDIO 58
SAND dress, HUGO BOSS skirt, ALEXANDER WANG gloves, ARMANI bracelets, AMERICAN APPAREL bra
the FIRSt LADY PHOTOGRAPHy Waldemar Hansson STYLIST Kawa H Pour MODEL Georgiana Penova @ City Models Paris HAIR Linda Shalabi MAKEUP Nina Belkhir PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Peter Edqvist & Sofia Nordström STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Alexandra Alexi
SONIA RYKIEL top, PAUL & JOE blazer, HUGO BOSS skirt, CORNELIA necklace
DKNY dress, PETER JENNSEN blazer, VERA WANG necklace, LOTTA DJOSSOU bracelet, VIVEKA BERGSTROM ring, BULGARI earrings, LONGCHAMP BY KATE MOSS purse, ALEXANDER WANG shoes
DONNA KARAN dress, LONGCHAMP BY KATE MOSS purse, SONIA BY SONIA RYKIEL shoes, VIVEKA BERGSTROM bracelet
VALENTINO dress, SAND blazer, ARMANI JEANS shirt, EPOK brooch
GIORGIO ARMANI dress, YVES SAINT LAURENT necklace, ARMANI JEANS bracelets
ARMANI JEANS top
PARISâ€˘75018 PhotographY Coco Neuville Fashion Editor Camille De Ginestel Hair Stylist Boris Depais Make-Up Artist Morgane Martini @ Artlist Paris Model Marinet @ New Madison
Blue Satin Jacket with Shoulder Pads by JC de Castlebajac, White T-Shirt by Ground Zero, Nude Panties by Eres REMIX 163
Black Beaded Leather Jacket by Barbara Bui, Cropped T-Shirt by House Of Holland, Grey Panties by Yves Saint Laurent, White Leather Sneakers, Leather Cuff & Gold Bangles by Hermes
Cropped Green Tank-Top by Dries Van Noten, Beige Leather Hoodie by Hermes, Green and Black Striped Coat by Dries Van Noten, Black Leather Shorts by Barbara Bui, Black Leg Warmers by Yohji Yamamoto, Leopard Print Ankle Boots by Barbara Bui
Torn Grey T-Shirt by Maison Martin Margiela, Grey Shorts by Prada, Red Timepeace Bracelet by Denise Julia Reytan Red, White and, Blue Peep-Toe Pumps by Christian Louboutin REMIX 167
Pink-Torn Sweater by Comme Des Garcons, Multi-Color Sequins Bodysuit by Kenzo, Grey Cotton Leg Warmers by Maison Martin Margiela, Silver Patent Leather T-Strap Stilettos by Karl Lagerfeld REMIX 168
Sweater by American Apparel, White Elastic Belt by Karl Lagerfeld, Nude Cropped Shorts by Sonia Rykiel, Black Leather Leg Warmers & Pumps by Maison Martin Margiela Production Charlotte Gouy Photography Assistant Laurent King Assistant stylist Lindsey Hornyak REMIX 169
gangs ofnew york PHOTOGRAPHY CHARLES HOWELLS FASHION EDITOR GEOFFREY BURGER MAKEUP RAE MORRIS FOR L’OREAL HAIR SARAH LAIDLAW FOR CLOUD NINE MODELS MYF & NICOLA @ CHIC, RACHEL GILL @ VIVIEN’S MAKEUP SPECIAL EFFECTS AMY SARTOREL TATTOOS AVA BELLE NAILS SARAH PATRICIA FASHION ASSIST: KATHERINE TEROXY
Myf wears: Miu Miu wool crepe dress, plastic handkerchief head scarve by suzy oâ€™rourke and heels by Miu Miu. Hair by Sarah Laidlaw using Cloud Nine. Makeup by Sarah Laidlaw using MAC REMIX 171
myf wears: dress, stockings, heels and yo yo handbag all by prada, gloves stylistâ€™s own. Hair by Sarah Laidlaw using Cloud Nine. Makeup by Sarah Laidlaw using MAC
RACHAEL WEARS: MIU MIU DRESS WITH FLOWERED SILVER HARDWARE AND PLASTIC HAT MADE ESPECIALLY FOR REMIX BY SUZY O’ROURKE. REMIX 173
NICOLA WEARS: WHITE LASER CUT DRESS BY LEONARDO SALINAS, STOCKINGS AND HEELS BY PRADA, HEADSCARF BY GUCCI. RACHAEL WEARS: CORSETED BUSTIER DRESS BY YOHJI YAMAMOTO, STOCKINGS AND HEELS BY PRADA, HEADSCARF BY GUCCI.
Myf wears: zip jacket with fox fur detail and stretch wool gabardine pants all by GUCCI, two-tone brothel creepers from FASTER PUSSYCAT, belt by ZAMBESI. Hair by Sarah Laidlaw using Cloud Nine. Makeup by Sarah Laidlaw using MAC REMIX 176
RACHAEL WEARS: TOP, BELT AND PATENT LEATHER SKIRT ALL BY PRADA. GLOVES STYLISTS OWN, S&M HAT BY SUZY O’ROURKE. REMIX 177
nicola & rachael wear: Leather and shearling jackets both by BURBERRY. REMIX 179
Nicola wears: leather and shearling jacket with lace pants both by BURBERRY, Leopard print brothel creeper shoes by FASTER PUSSYCAT, Micro mesh bra by AMERICAN APPAREL, Rings are from a selection by sofia melany fitzpatrick.
RACHEL WEARS: JEANS AND DENIM JACKET BY DIESEL, HEELS BY PRADA, DAGGER EARRING MADE ESPECIALLY FOR REMIX BY KATE MCCOY, LEATHER ARMBAND ALSO BY KATE MCCOY, BRA AND UNDERWEAR BY AMERICAN APPAREL REMIX 181
NICOLA WEARS: LEATHER COWHIDE T-SHIRT AND SILK ORGANAZA SKIRT MADE ESPECIALLY FOR REMIX BY LEONARDO SALINAS, HEELS BY MIU MIU AND COUTURE TURBAN IN DOLLAR BILL PRINT ESPECIALLY MADE FOR REMIX BY SUZY O’ROURKE, Lace boy pant under dress by AMERICAN APPAREL, gloves stylist’s own. backdrops by Eli Reskov REMIX 183
not fade away PHOTOGRAPHy by STEPHEN TILLEY FASHION EDITOR ATIP W MAKE-UP HELEN LUO FOR SMASHBOX HAIR Ejay Strickson @ Strickzin Salon for Fudge MODELS AMANDINE @ NOVA MODELS & HUNTER @ CLYNE MODELS photo assist: Fionna Pierce
Shirt by Mink Pink, shorts by Wrangler, jacket and belt by Topshop @ The Department Store.
Dress by Storm, leather jacket by Therese Rawsthorne, necklace by Culet.
She wears: denim shorts by Wrangler, denim bra by Ksubi, jacket by Ellery @ BlackBox Boutique, jewellery by Culet, shoes by Supra, sunglasses by ROC eyewear He wears: singlet and jeans by Fistful Of Birds, shirt by Krew, denim vest and boots by Ksubi, jewellery all by Culet, sunglasses by Retro Superfuture
Top by Guess, leather skirt by One Teaspoon, boots by Topshop @ The Department Store.
She wears: leather bra by One Teaspoon, denim vest by Fistful Of Birds, jeans by Grab denim, bags by Company Of Strangers, leather jacket by Huffer, boots & belt by Topshop @ The Department Store, sunglasses by Electric. He wears: Singlet by Lee Jeans, jeans & flag worn as scarf by Krew, sunglasses by ROC eyewear, jewellery by Culet, boots by Ksubi FASHION ASSIST: KRYSTA HARDAKER PHOTO ASSIST: FIONNA PIERCE THANKS TO BRAD PLAMUS @ SUBSTANCE DISTRIBUTION & NICK
Shirt by Maurie & Eve, denim skirt by One Teaspoon, denim vest by Glassons, boots by Ksubi @ Blackbox Boutique, necklace by Culet ‘Blackwater’, watch by Storm watches REMIX 191
Shirt by Ricochet
She wears: Swimsuit by Roxy, denim vest by Wrangler, jewellery by Culet, boots by Ksubi, bag by Company of Strangers. He wears: all by Krew, sunglasses by Retrosuperfuture, boots by Ksubi REMIX 193
AFTER THE SHOW
PhotographY TIM WHITE @ IDC Fashion Editor ATIP W HAIR & MAKE-UP VIRGINIA CARDE USING KEVIN MURPHY & TOPSHOP MAKE-UP Mask from First Scene, body suit by La Perla ‘Black Label’ @ the Silk Drawer.
MODEL VILMA @ NOVA MODELS REMIX 195
Corset from Corseterie, skirt by JIMMY D, hat from First Scene, shoes by Laurence Dacade @ Runway Shoes, gold feather ring by Meadowlark REMIX 196
Body suit by Pleasure State ‘White Label’, vintage gown and hat @ First Scene, lace top by Topshop @ The Department Store, gloves by Fistful Of Birds @ Process, shoes by Laurence Dacade @ Runway Shoes. REMIX 197
Corset from The Corseterie, shorts by Ksubi, knit gown by Sabatini ‘White Label’, shoes by Laurence Dacade @ Runway Shoes. REMIX 199
leather vest by matchi motchi, Bodysuit by Trelise Cooper, suspender belt by Pleasure State â€˜White Labelâ€™, knickers by Annah Stretton, hold up tights by House Of Holland for Pretty Polly from Children Of Vision, ring by Company Of Strangers REMIX 200
Feather bodysuit by La Perla ‘Black Label’ @ The Silk Drawer, skirt by Therese Rawsthorne, feather boa by Trelise Cooper, knit cardigan by Sabatini ‘White Label’, hold up tights by Pretty Polly, shoes from Mi Piaci, Gold feather ring by Meadowlark REMIX 201
Corset, tutu and stockings all @ The Corseterie, leather bracelet by Company Of Strangers, sequin top by Trelise Cooper, shoes by Laurence Dacade @ Runway Shoes.
Silk slip by La Perla ‘Black Label’ @ The Silk Drawer, shorts by Therese Rawsthorne, head dress and mask from First Scene
FASHION ASSIST KRYSTA HARDAKER THANKS TO JILL PETERSON @ THE CORSETERIE REMIX 203
SOLiD state PHOTOGRAPHY gIANLUCA SANTORO STYLING CLIFF HOPPUS HAIR RICHARd KAvANAgH @ DLM FOR REDKEN NYC MODEL JENNY SWEENEY @ NExT NEW YORK HAIR ASSISTANT: SUMMER PARHAM @ CUTLER NYC
Suit by Stephen Burrows, Glove by Philippe Audibert
Dress and coat by Jose Duran, Earrings by Alexis Bittar, Shoes by Hernan Lander REMIX 206
Jacket by Hernan Lander REMIX 207
Top by Stephen Burrows, Pant by Prabal Gurung, Cuff by Phillipe Audibert
Dress by Jason Wu, Cuff by Alexis Bittar
Jacket and belt by Prabal Gurung, Pant by Stephen Burrows, Bangle by Alexis Bittar
Gown by Prabal Gurung
PhotographY Henrik Adamsen Stylist Kawa H Pour Make Up Monika Grensteen Hair Søren Bach Model Sophie @ 2pm Photo assist Anders Paulsen Fashion Assist Alexandra Alexi
Valerie dress, Sonia Rykiel belt, Vera Wang necklace
Valerie Blouse, Lamija Suljevic Shorts, Hugo Boss Belt, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Purse, Tiamo Shoes REMIX 214
Hpi of Sweden Fur jacket, Paul & Joe Dress, Cornelia Necklace, J’dauphine Bracelet REMIX 215
Ilse Jacobsen Dress, Cornelia Necklace, J’dauphine Bracelet
Armani Jeans Top, Imoni Gloves, Temple of Spirited Living Necklace, Armani Jeans Bracelet REMIX 217
Armani Jeans Dress, Allegri Milano Jacket, Nina Jarebrink Belt, Yves Saint Laurent Necklace, Giorgio ArmaniÂ Bracelet REMIX 218
Calvin Klein Dress, Hpi of Sweden Fur vest, Gucci Belt,Â Bracelets by Armani Jeans and Nina Jarebrink, Diddi Design Necklace REMIX 219
empire state of mind photography GIANLUCA SANTORO stylist Leila wolford makeup Virginia linzee usinG mac hair RICHARD KAVANAGH for REDKEN model Timoxa @ next HAIR ASSIST: SUMMER PARHAM @ CUTLER NYC
blazer by WORLD, dress by ZAMBESI, necklace by CAROL DAUPLAISE
dress by KAREN WALKER
jacket, shorts AND blouse by HELEN CHERRY, earrings by ROBERT ROSE
jacket by WORLD dress by KAREN WALKER earrings by STEIN BLYE
dress by HELEN CHERRY necklace by ROBERT ROSE cuff by STYLIST’S OWN shoes by ELAINE TURNER
REMIX_FASHION WEEK 2010
Each year, REMIX is granted backstage access to the green rooms of New Zealand Fashion Week. These are our favourite shots of the goings-on behind the scenes. If you’d like to see our backstage exploits in greater detail, check out the film we’ve made at www.remix.co.nz Photography BY GARTH BADGER & Jessica Sim
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REMIX_FASHION WEEK 2010
from the remix studio backstage at nZ fashion week 2010, we pick our favourite looks from the best shows to give you a taster of the autumn/winter 2011 collections. Photography GARTH BADGER assisted by Jessica Sim & Holly Broomhall
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from antm to nzfw Krista White, winner of the latest season of America’s Next Top Model, was flown to Auckland by Air New Zealand to take to the runways of New Zealand Fashion Week. Walking for Nicole Miller, Huffer and the NZFW 10th annivarsary retrospective show, REMIX caught up with Krista ever so briefly in between her hectic schedule of shows and appearances. How was your first day of New Zealand Fashion Week? First day, wow, I went to Cybele’s show and I thought it was amazing. There are a couple of pieces in there I want to get, I’ll have to meet up with Cybele and see if she can work something out with me… What do you love about New Zealand so far? Being here for just one day so far, what I love best is probably BurgerFuel! I went and had a burger there today and it was delicious, I ate the whole burger and could have passed out and gone to sleep afterwards. Can you give us some gossip from America’s Next Top Model? One piece of gossip… I would just say when the cameras go down, some of the people you see on TV are not who they really are. When you see us on camera saying things like ‘oh she’s fake’, you don’t get to see the things that happen when the cameras are off. What do you think of the Langham Hotel? It’s beautiful, it’s really expensive, I probably couldn’t afford to sip a cup of tea in here! Random question time: favourite colour? Black Favourite car? Hmm good one! Right now I like the Hyundai Genisis. Favourite makeup? Covergirl of course because I’m a covergirl! What do you think about New Zealand Fashion Week in general? It is really good, it kind of compares to the New York Fashion Week, everyone said this was a little smaller but it was just as good, I mean I didn’t see anything different so I was excited. The guests, the way they’re coming in the door and how they’re dressed, you would think you’re in New York – except that it’s not snowing and it’s not extremely hot, it’s just really perfect weather. PHOTO STEVE KING
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chromeo likes business casual Described jokingly as the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture, if you’ve been near a dancefloor in the last year you’ll be well acquainted with Chromeo. This Canadian electrofunk duo, P-Thugg and Dave 1, have been on a steady climb to the top since their second album Fancy Footwork exploded in popularity – and with good reason. Will Seal talks to P-Thugg (aka Patrick) about their new album Business Casual.
The electrofunk movement has seen a massive resurgence of late after a brief hiatus. It’s hard to pin down exactly what defines it given the club-banging yet funkadelic mishmash of sounds and the way it pops up every few years around the world, and to be honest, Patrick isn’t much help. He describes the Chromeo sound as pure electrofunk, but in pointing out their influences lays claim to an eclectic mix. ‘We do it really from a mashup in our heads – we draw from hiphop, playing instruments, learning guitar, listening to Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles – it’s hard to say, but everything you listen to has some influence. It all stays in your head and all gets used.’ And on the rise of electrofunk itself? ‘It’s great, it’s going for it – but the genre is hard to push when you’re the only one as you’ve got no references. We’re making a new sound – but we love new bands coming through as it gives you inspiration and a bit of friendly competition.’ Which is an interesting point to raise when the biggest competition comes from within the family (sort of). As it turns out Dave 1 (aka Dave’s) younger brother is none other than international turntablist legend A-Trak – the first DJ to win five World Championships (including DMC’s World DJ Championship at 15). It wouldn’t be surprising to discover some sibling rivalry, but Patrick assures me this isn’t the case. ‘We all grew up together, we exchanged ideas, fed off each other, mixed up music and ideas – at a certain point you don’t even know where the ideas came from. We’re family and we share everything. But A-Trak keeps
us a close family and together we combine all the genres.’ Their newest studio album Business Casual is set to be another sensation, described as a blend between Fancy Footwork and more balladry stuff. There are a few surprises on the album with Solange Knowles tapping into the ring performing the vocals in ‘When the Night Falls’ and it may be of interest to note Cassius member Philipe Zdar lent a hand and mixed the album. Patrick is more than happy to outline the basis for the album. ‘We tried to make it a bit more musical and didn’t want to take ourselves too seriously. We wanted to focus on just having fun and getting the dance floor fired, but keeping it interesting for everyone and us at the same time.’ Turning to the Chromeo back catalogue, Fancy Footwook, their second and most often touted as the sound-defining album, destroyed dance floors worldwide with a string of club hits like ‘Momma’s Boy, ‘Bonafied Lovin’ and ‘Fancy Footwork’. Promoted as a huge success over their debut album She’s In Control, Patrick pointed out the reasons for the dramatic turn in audience opinion, ‘it was all about experience – experience in the studio, better experience mixing, more experience in song writing and a bit of natural progression’ While trying to avoid harking back to their prior albums there is an interesting story around their debut She’s In Control. While not claimed as a huge success by Chromeo, critics reviewed it positively and the track ‘Needy Girl’ became a club sensation. Strangely it was picked up by Reece’s Peanut
Butter Cups for an advertisement while other tracks from the album were used by Heinekin and McDonalds. Regardless there was no mistaking the public’s love of ‘Needy Girl’ and as Patrick puts it, ‘it was like a door opening, it went worldwide and people played it everywhere. Initially we thought it was the best song on the album, and it’s still in the top three if not the best. Now we’re a bit over it, it’s an oldie but a goodie – we can afford not to play it or play around with it. It was our first semi-hit, where we realised we could actually make it.’ Despite the personal negativity towards the album it did come with a silver lining of steering the future direction of Chromeo. ‘Partially, it was our first experimentation – we made mistakes, we had some amazing highlights, but we learnt so much and it’s what made Fancy Footwork that much better. Getting into Fancy Footwork we were going back to measure against it and take those highlights and just improve – we wanted to draw on the good stuff. She’s In Control had a couple of good songs, but in general we were still defining our sound and looking for the perfect balance. You can hear we’re still fiddling around with everything, but in the second album we solidified our real sound and made the sound that is Chromeo. Catch them and their party-rocking, clubbanging and heart-thrilling electrofunk at Rhythm and Vines this New Year’s Eve. BY WILL SEAL.
JUSTICE is served FRENCH electronic dj SUPERSTARS JUSTICE ARE PLAYING AT RHYTHM & VINES. THE ARTISTICalLY ELUSIVE DUO GRANTED US A qUICK INTERVIEW. What has the journey from being an undiscovered passionate DJ to worldrenowned musical legend, been like? Has your view on the electronic music world changed, because some of it has become less instrumental and remains very commercial, entirely based on making money? The word
‘legend’ is a bit strong but thank you anyway. Actually we’ve been lucky enough to release our material on Ed Banger just a few months after we started to make music together, so it has never really been a struggle and we are everyday thankful for that. We never really had a view on electronic music and still don’t have, but to us commercial music isn’t necessary the enemy of good music and instrumental music ain’t always guarantor of good taste. After Xavier’s
production work for Jamaica and Gaspard’s collaboration with Mr Oizo, are you actually working on your next album ? If so, what can you tell us about it ? If not, any other ongoing productions or collaborations? Yes
we started to work on our new album earlier in the year, and are using 100% of our time and efforts on it (apart from the week we’ll be downunder). So, no collaborations nor side projects are planned in a near future. Favourite synth and why? To be honest we are not so much into synths, and dont have a lot of them. We’d say the Juno 106 cause it s one of the first and only we’ve got, but in a general manner we try using other tools. Whatever happened to Gaspard’s Vegas bride? You’ll be delighted to know that she’s now a mother but the kid is not my son. If you could interview anyone dead or alive who would it be? And what question would you ask them? We can’t think of anyone right now, but that said, we’ve been looking for interviews of Robert Lange about the recording of Back in Black cause we love the way it sounds and wanted to
understand how he did it. Sorry for the nerdy answer. Oh and Tom Cruise as well, but is just because we’d like to be friends with him. How did you start making
music together? One of you an amazing producer and the other an amazing DJ, and thought this could create an amazing combination? Actually our
roles in Justice are not separated this way, and we share all responsibilities in the studio and when producing and making music. We both used to be graphic designers before, and started and learnt to make music together, so we didnt have any other combination idea than just friendship. What is the worst thing you’ve done on tour with Soulwax? We’ve never done anything worst with Soulwax, only best things. One of them being taught some wise entertainment tricks. What is your favourite, timeless party starting ‘This will really get the crowd going’ failsafe song? And conversely, what is your ‘my ears are bleeding’, nemesis song that you absolutely cannot stand to hear? Well, it
seems that electronic music scene is a cruel world where nothing is timeless (until it becomes the hottest thing again) but we can fairly say we abused of LFO’s Freak and Stunt by Mr Oizo. I’m afraid nothing makes our ears bleed, we usually forget them quite quickly. The French love their baguettes and
cheese and much as we love our beer and meat pies what’s the one French food item you cannot live without while touring on the road? One of the
great pleasures of touring is especially to try local specialities, and being cut off baguettes and cheese that we otherwise eat the rest of the year. Who wears the pants in your relationship? We share the only pair of leather pants we own.
noize boys boys noize Boys Noize – DJ, producer, label owner... and all round nice guy. Starting his DJ career at the age of 16, Boys Noize (real name Alexander Ridha) has evolved a sound that’s entirely unique and attention grabbing. He’s been described as an experience to behold on the stage, while his own productions and those from Boysnoize Records (BNR) are topping club charts worldwide. It’s hard to pin down exactly what his genre is, but think a mishmash of techno and electro – grimey but goodness. With over a decade of experience at the young age of 27, he’s full of insights into the music scene, and through BNR is helping to define the sound of ‘what’s hot’ going forward. Will Seal caught up with him to hear what’s going on as the touring mayhem of New Year’s Eve approaches. Having started in his early teenage years, the route to success was always going to be an interesting one for Alex, he fondly recalls a simpler time when he started out in the scene. ‘It used to be a totally different feeling being a DJ. It was about the music and the people – my first gig was in Hamburg at this club, like 600 people, and the DJ booth was in the corner. That’s how it was, the DJ was off to the side and the music was the focus, it’s totally different now.’ That is true of course with Alex just managing to predate the rise of the superstar DJ - starting off with warmup sets of deep house and simple beats, he finds himself sometimes a tad surprised at the level of fame some DJs now hold. ‘It has all changed – these days DJs get a lot more respect than they used to, but you have to work for it. You get more from it, but you have to deliver so much more – it’s not enough to simply go out with a laptop and controller. I’ve got production machines being built specially for me at the moment, because as the demands progress so does the music. It’s developed so much from the deep house I used to play, the production levels and crazy special effects just weren’t possible when I started out - to create some of the sounds would have been impossible on analogue machines.’ It’s these changes that Alex is quick to highlight, but he makes it clear that he supports them. ‘The DJs really deserve the support. It’s all about giving people a good time, you need to respect that, because you’ve got a responsibility to give them a good time and make sure they’re rocking. It can’t
just be you playing for yourself, you’ve got to engage with the crowd and help them have an amazing time.’ In the words of Peter Parker, with great power comes great responsibility. There is one really good way around this however, a way of playing what you want, and what the people want, and that is so create an entirely new sound that people want to party to, and thus we have the Boys Noize sound. Alex explains it, ‘I had always wanted to make music that is new and different. I started off, then my sound started getting bigger and bigger, and I had so many DJs come and say ‘man I want to play your tracks, but they won’t fit in my set!’ But I never let that stop me. I just went with my sound, it was so crazy, but I stuck with it and now more and more people are getting into it. I never planned it, I just wanted to do something unique, and I’m still trying to, but I love that people are digging my sound. I just wonder how producers can make music that is similar to other peoples - when I go in I just want to make something totally new - that’s my main goal.’ And what better way to make, promote and influence the current audioscape than with your own record label. Boys Noize Records, founded in 2005, was launched by Alex as a way to retain full artistic freedom around his music while promoting similar sounds. Based in Berlin the label recently celebrated
their 50th release with albums from the likes of Housemeister, Shadow Dancer and Siriusmo, and EPs from an assorted mix of musical anarchists like D.I.M and Strip Steve. While not wanting to use the term ‘overshadowed’, it’s an accurate way to describe Alex’s own releases on the label. With signed remixes of tracks by Kaiser Chiefs and Bloc Party, he’s clearly playing for keeps, and to top it off, recently produced Black Eyed Peas feat. 50 Cent ‘Let The Beat Rock’. But like any good label owner Alex is all about promoting his other signed artists too. ‘I make a huge effort to play out all the new tracks we release. We’ve also got something really exciting for everyone to be involved in. We decided to put together an acid compilation and have every artist on the label produce an acid track – it’s sounding insane and everyone’s getting into it. My crew and the kids just love the sound and feel, even though it’s been around for twenty years!’ It’s an interesting approach he’s taking, but one that seems to resound worldwide. His 2007 debut album Oi Oi Oi features remixes from Surkin, while the ‘& Down’ track features in Grand Theft Auto IV and has been used as a sample for Estelle’s single ‘American Boy’. The accomplishment he really wants to discuss? Getting a Mixmag cover CD at the end of 2009. ‘It was so cool but it’s funny – none of the UK magazines
have reviewed a release by my label because I never did any promotion. Back then there were so many records in the shop I’d rather DJs just found it and liked it, but now there are no shops so I had to do something. It was amazing Mixmag respected me enough to pick me, I’m so happy to have their support. I never tried or pushed to get in there, so it’s awesome they picked me up.’ Despite all these accomplishments Alex remains one thing – humble. Striking me as one of the nicest people I’ve interviewed, he’s literally gushing with excitement when talking about his own musical direction, and as you may have noticed, not without good reason. When your tracks and remixes are played by DJs like Soulwax, Erol Alkan and Justice you can afford to be a bit cocky, but in his own words, ‘it’s still all about the music and the people – they’re there to have a good time, and you’ve got to make that happen.’ Couldn’t agree more. By Will Seal
books leroy grannis: Surf photography of the 1960’s and 1970’s Developed by Hawaiian islanders over five centuries ago, surfing truly began to catch on in the American mainland in the 1950s, becoming not just a sport, but a way of life, admired and exported across the globe. This hardcover book taps into the archives of America’s most important surf photographer of the ‘60s and ‘70s, LeRoy Grannis. A surfer himself since 1931, Grannis began photographing the scene in California and Hawaii in the longboard era of the early 1960s. This new edition showcases Grannis’s most vibrant work, from the bliss of catching the perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahu’s famed North Shore. An innovator in the field, Grannis suction-cupped a waterproof box to his board, enabling him to change film in the water and stay closer to the action than other photographers of the time. He also covered the emerging surf lifestyle, from ‘surfer stomps’ and hoards of fans at surf contests to board-laden wooden station wagons along the Pacific Coast Highway. It is in these iconic images that a sport still in its adolescence embodied the free-spirited nature of an era a time before shortboards and celebrity endorsements, when surfing was at its bronzed best. A simply stunning, must-have collector’s book.
75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking
In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1, the first comic book with all-new, original material at a time when comic books were simply repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. More than 40,000 comic books later, in honour of the publisher’s 75th anniversary, Taschen has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics, in an extra-large edition that even Superman might have trouble lifting. The result is an invaluable reference for any comic book fan and a
snapshot of one of America’s greatest cultural exports. More than 2,000 images including covers, original illustrations, photographs and film stills are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to life as they’ve never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company’s history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing.
Music has a way of describing complex, mysterious aspects of living in a way that nothing else can. It can get underneath your skin in the most beautiful way.
I wouldn’t feel like myself if I didn’t make music.
Music is a beautifully presented new coffee-table book for any music lover, shot by Andrew Zuckerman. Following his previous work, the highly acclaimed Wisdom, this book features stunning high definition portrait photography and insightful interviews with fifty eminent musicians, including local artists Dave Dobbyn, Neil Finn and Bic Runga. REMIX speaks to Zuckerman about the book. The book is produced in collaboration with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. What was his role in the project? Tutu’s association with these projects
began with Wisdom. He helped develop the idea that we could create a collection of global elders and speak to them about their experiences and what they had learned. As the project progressed and we spoke more about the idea, it expanded to people who focused on a particular field, and didn’t just have a unique perspective because of their age. So, as with Wisdom, he helped compile the list of contributors and wrote each of them a letter personally requesting them to be a part of the project. It’s a huge deal to get a request from someone as incredible as Tutu and I’m really lucky that he’s a part of it. Did you take a different approach to photographing Music than you did to your previous book Wisdom? Particular technical concerns have evolved
from Wisdom, but from a process perspective the two projects were approached the same way. How did you go about selecting the artists you wanted to participate and how did you get them on board with the project? At the
onset we made a list of roughly 200 musicians who I felt had a significant impact on their genre. The next step was to write letters to all of the artists asking for their collaboration and participation. From that list of 200 we were able to complete about 50 sessions for this first edition of the book; however, I do plan on continuing to create more portraits in the future for further iterations of the project. There is a selection of renowned Kiwi artists amongst the big international names. What is your connection to New Zealand? I love New Zealand for many reasons, but a major one is that all of my book projects originate in Auckland with PQ Blackwell and because of our relationship I have been exposed to a lot of New Zealand culture. Why was it significant when compiling your selection of artists to select from a wide range of ages, styles and nationalities? I feel that by exploring the subject through the
perspectives of the artists, the audience can achieve a greater understanding of the medium, and a span of age as well as genre is crucial to the broadness of the perspectives. What do all these artists have in common for you? Hard work, passion, and dedication. Five percent of the publishers revenue is donated to a variety of charities, can you explain why is this important to you? The charity pool, which we started on Wisdom, and continued with Music
has been successful at raising a fair amount of money for the subjects’ elected charities. I think that it is important to provide an opportunity for the subjects’ interests to gain support from the contribution they made to the book.
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BORN IN THE U.S.A A picture tells a thousand words. hereâ€™s a photographic look at all things american. seen through the lense of remix photographer steve king, and creative director Ian ferguson
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left: if you have been to venice beach, santa monica, then you have met ‘the worlds greatest wine-o’. above right: can you smell the hotdogs? la dodgers at the dogers stadium. right: it never rains in california... but there’s always smog!
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left, above & below: the view from the huntley hotel in santa monica. RIGHT: a Palmy scene, and the tony hawk skate park at venice beach.
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