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CONTRIBUTORS: Baikonur Photospace, Jonathan Chung, Karla Crome, Stephanie da Silva, Jenn Grachow, Ylana Harel, Janet Ma, Angel Muktan, V. Oplinger, Aubrey Pacheco, Irvin Rivera, Yinsey Wang, Wales Wong PUBLISHER VEUX Magazine is published every two months by AVW Publishing Inc. The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are soley those of the original author and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of VEUX Magazine, AVW Publishing Inc., any of its staff, and/or any/all contributors to this magazine. CONTACT www.veuxmag.com General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor-In-Chief: email@example.com Editorial Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org Writing Submissions: email@example.com Advertising Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe: email@example.com FOLLOW www.facebook.com/veuxmag www.twitter.com/VeuxMag
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IN THIS ISSUE
ISSUE THIRTEEN | 2ND ANNIVERSARY Features & Regulars 4 Letter from the Editors 6 Beauty: Avant Garde 14 Bourbon at the Brickworks - By Jonathan Chung; Photography by Wales Wong 24 Whodunnit? - By Aubrey Pacheco; Photography by Jenn Grachow 28 Beauty: Daguerreotype Souls 34 Wuthering Heights: Interview with Karla Crome - Photography and Interview by Yinsey Wang
Art & Writing 10 Visual: Janet Ma 18 Photography: Colours in the Water - Photography by Baikonur Photospace 78 Visual: The Art of Raja - Photography by Irvin Rivera; Art by Angel Muktan 150 Fiction: “Vinyl Addict” - By V. Oplinger; Photography by Stephanie D Photography
Editorials 42 Rocky - Winner of our 2nd Annual Cover Contest 48 Tribe Princess 54 Fawn, Unveiled 60 Dreams in Prague 66 Sweet Nothing 72 Atypical Pair 84 PePa 90 The Dreamers 96 Enchanted 102 Under The Mediterranean Sun 108 Summer’s End 114 The Vixen 120 Wandering Wild 126 Faker 132 Blue Morpho 138 Recall 144 Tribal Nature 156 Beyond Here Lies Nothing 162 A Question of Difference - 2nd Runner up of our 2nd Annual Cover Contest 170 Siren Song -1st Runner Up of our 2nd Annual Cover Contest
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Our thirteenth issue (the biggest one to date!) celebrates two years of VEUX Magazine! It also marks the accomplishments and changes we’ve experienced on both professional and personal levels. One of our editors just tied the knot (congratulations Vivien!) and another continues to pursue her dual careers (good luck Wales)! We’ve also had the pleasure of featuring work from diverse contributors from six continents (we’re still eagerly awaiting our first submission from Antarctica). Our winners of our 2nd annual cover contest were from the United States, Australia, and Italy. Talk about global! This issue is much more than a celebration of the magazine and its staff; it’s a celebration of you - our valued contributors and readers. It is because of your support that VEUX has been able to span the many corners of the world and make its mark in this industry. Issue Thirteen’s open theme, with its varied editorials and unique art and writing installations, aims to showcase and highlight diversity of our artists. From the bottom of our hearts, we wish to thank you for two years of talent and dedication, some from individuals who have been with us since the very first day! We hope that you enjoy and continue to join us on this journey forward.
A.A., On behalf of the Editors
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“Perception of Time” | Watercolor and ink on paper | 14” x 17”
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Janet Ma is a Baltimore based student-artist studying at Maryland Institute College of Art. As a traditional Chinese, she grew up
in Hong Kong before having moved to Toronto, Canada. This stark contrast in location and inherent culture has greatly enriched her foreign relations and art fusion of the East and West. More recently, she has begun to incorporate themes of self-representation. Her work focuses predominately on drawing and painting, in oil, as a primary medium to explore human forms and aspect of nature present in life on daily basis. See more of her work at: www.behance.net/janetmapy
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“Photobomb” | Pen and ink on ricepaper | 12” x 28”
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Bourbon at the Brickworks By Jonathan Chung Photography by Wales Wong What is Spirits Confidential? This inaugural event was a showcase for interesting premium liquor. Spirits Confidential was spearheaded by the Jim Beam Corporation to showcase their less seen lines of bourbon into the Canadian market. It took place on June 26, 2013, at the ever popular Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto Canada. The allure of a spirits tasting event is present within the word “spirits” as it can reference a variety of distilled beverages from sweet and mellow corn based bourbons to challengingly iodine laden scotch whiskey. My education with bourbon for this event started a week beforehand at the Emmet Ray under the tutelage of its owner Andrew Kaiser. Prior to that, I had only drank it sparingly (except for one interesting and enjoyable encounter with Red Stag) and, like other people, had thought there was some sort of class disparity between bourbon, scotch and Irish whiskey. After speaking to Andrew and learning about the nuances within the styles of bourbon and actually sitting down to taste some, I realized that bourbon is accessible in flavour profile, rich without being overwhelming, and smooth without giving way to being tasteless. For the VIP tasting, eight bottles were selected to represent the breadth of what Jim Beam had to offer. We had a very short time with each of them and a brand ambassador, in the manner of a speed dating cycle. Sauza Tres Generacions Palata Tequila I’m not much of a tequila drinker, but Plata was elegantly clean tasting in the fashion of a vodka with no alcohol bite. It also had a fruity peppery taste typically associated with tequila. This tequila is triple distilled much like how Irish whiskies tend to be triple distilled, with one notable exception below. This was a tequila that brings a higher level of refinement to the drink.
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Kilbeggan 18 Year Old Kilbeggan double distills their Irish whiskey instead of triple distilling it (which is something generally touted as a hallmark of the style of Irish whiskey). In spite, or perhaps as a result, Kilbeggan offers a smooth flavour profile accented with voluptuous tastes of cream and vanilla which brings a richness bordering on a bourbon or a scotch. All in all this was a fantastic whiskey.
Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin 2012 This scotch has that peaty, iodine-y taste which is moderated to a pleasant level by citrus flavours. This scotch whiskey is easier to drink than many of the other Islay scotches without compromising on the smokey nature of this style. It’s something that I would highly recommend if you want an introductory Islay whiskey.
Canadian Club 20 Year Old Of the darker alcohols on offer at the tasting it was the smoothest drink, perhaps due to the ‘barrel blending’ process they use on the distillate. Barrel blending is the process of mixing in multiple distillates in the barrel before aging rather than the common process where distillates are mixed after aging. In comparison to the bourbons on offer that day there is a noticeable lack of initial heat when drinking, which brings the question of whether a drink can be too smooth to the point of lacking character. However, for those who prefer smoother drinks this is definitely a winner. 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 15
L’Essence De Courvoisier The core thing to say about L’Essence de Courvoiser is that of all the alcohols on offer, it was of another level, insomuch as it stood out and seemed out of place in comparison to the other drinks. It had a very complex and elegant flavour that I found quite interesting. However, in retrospect, it may have been too subtle in comparison with the others after several other samples. The nuances would have been better understood with a bit more time with it. The packaging of the drink was very cool though, the cap for the bottle hand sculpted by people from the Baccarat Crystal company and as patterned after imperial signet rings that Napoleon gave to his commanders.
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FEATURE Cruzan Single Barrel Cruzan was the rum they had on offer. This rum drank smooth without the molasses funk that darker rums can have. It’s a nice drink, but not a must have for connoisseurs.
Maker’s 46 Maker’s Mark 46 was what I would typically consider as what a bourbon is “supposed” to taste like. The goal of this particular blend was to create a bourbon that was bigger and bolder than the regular Maker’s Mark. This was done was by adding in a charred white oak barrel stave into the barrel while it ages to allow the bourbon to extract more wood caramel to intensify the flavour. This bourbon was smooth and everything with a hint of spice (with just a hint of bitterness to counterbalance the sweetness) it had an approachable sensibility without making the drink too simple.
Jim Beam’s Devil’s Cut I found Devil’s Cut similar in general profile to the Maker’s Mark 46; a bit more aggressively spicy and sweeter, but still pretty clean on the finish. The person showcasing this drink was the great-grandson of Jim Beam which was pretty cool.
In the end, I have to say I was quite fond of the Kilbeggan, but that’s due to my general fondness for Irish whiskey. Of the bourbons, I quite liked the Makers Mark 46 due to its composition on the palate being both spicy and sweet. All in all what was on offer was a very interesting cross section of Jim Beam’s portfolio, and a look forward to drinking trends in the next couple of years. Bourbons offer something that can be simple and sweet or complex without being challenging.
Jonathan knows something about everything, but mostly about food, drink and the science as to how you get good at both those subjects.
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Colours in the Water
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Whodunnit? A tale of intrigue behind the successful careers of two female entrepreneurs By Aubrey Pacheco Photography by Jenn Grachow (JnK Imagery)
Earlier this year, I had a brilliant idea to host my own murder-mystery party. My very first experience at a murder-mystery party had been for a friend’s Sweet 16 many years ago. To this day, I still fondly remember what an interesting, spectacular and well-organized party it was. To recreate that experience, I decided to go with one of the products (a period piece – 50’s Hollywood murder mystery) by a locally based company, Shot in the Dark Mysteries. The end result - a fabulous, original party surely to be remembered by my guests. By chance, I had the opportunity to mix and mingle with Shot in the Dark Mysteries’ founder, Leigh Clements, at another Flapper Murder Mystery party along with her friend and event planner, Brooke Milne, co-founder of Because You Said So... Inspired by Leigh’s creativity and Brooke’s fine eye for detail in hosting a remarkable event at the Spoke Club, I arranged to meet with them to learn a little bit more about how they turned their personal drive into one-ofa-kind business ideas, what goes on behind the scenes in their respective businesses, and what makes them equally attractive to their target market.
BEGINNINGS Both Brooke and Leigh started off with fairly humble beginnings and a degree of uncertainty. Brooke admitted to having moved to Toronto a few years ago, with a desire to carve her own career path found-
ed on her passion and entrepreneurship that would allow her freedom from the typical nine-to-five grind. She came armed with an arsenal of skills such as event-planning, marketing and fashion merchandising which could have seen her in a number of various corporate roles. However, she chose her own independent path by first, printing out a wad of personal business cards and venturing out to various networking events in the city, saying that it was important to place herself in unfamiliar situations and to test the waters to see whether she would be able to flourish in a particular type of environment. As a result of these networking sessions, Brooke came to the self-realization that she had in fact identified her niche target market – female entrepreneurs. Hence came the birth of Because You Said So… which Brooke co-founded together with her ultimate business partner, mom (whom had previously owned an event promotions company herself). Leigh’s claim to success with Shot in the Dark Mysteries was not without her fair share of personal and professional challenges. She explained that she had worked approximately 42 odd jobs ranging from customer service, to journalism to everything else in between, and had been battling anxiety and depression.
Shot in the Dark Mysteries was created out of sheer desperation, combined with Leigh’s perseverance to succeed and a passion for writing. Leigh understood her target market and caught on to society’s fascination around murder mysteries, but was inspired to redefine her products to make them younger, more appealing to the digital consumer and less kitschy than the typical box-set murder mystery.
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However, one of her initial challenges was adapting to the changes in technology. She admitted to not having known anything about HTML and was designing her own JPEGs in Paint when she first began her business. Eventually, she was able to overcome this challenge by a re-design of her website and making technology work to her benefit rather than against her. Technology is key to her innovative murder mystery party business - as party hosts around the world can easily select their choice of party-kit online, pay via a secure online transaction and get in touch with customer service on questions regarding their purchase or planning a party. This has granted Leigh the ability to grow her business exponentially, and she has the benefit of conducting her business virtually from any spot in the world.
WHAT SETS THEM APART When asked what would set their business apart from others, it appears that applying a personal touch, understanding your target market and constantly innovating and being on top of trends are factors to success. Brooke says her experience working with her mother has often garnered adoring comments from other mothers’ themselves with one making the comment, “It would be a dream to work with my daughter.” She has also said that this has been a benefit to their business as a bi-coastal organization. An identical event could be thrown in Toronto and Vancouver that could benefit the expectations of a client that would want to host synonymous events in both cities. The appeal of catering to a target market of solely women entrepreneurs is that the experience has been a rather transforming and collaborative one due to the different manner in which women conduct business. Brooke continues to learn, innovate and create new connections through her new role as Head Lead of CRAVE Toronto – a community showcasing various women entrepreneurs, their products and services on offer in the city as well as frequent talks on a multitude of topics. Leigh’s Shot in the Dark Mysteries is also different from others in the market as she provides a moneyback guarantee with her products while also offering customer service. She said that she has a number of repeat customers, for whom she can even customize a murder mystery for, based on the personalities of their guests.
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One such example was in customizing a scavenger hunt for a corporate press launch event for Chrysler in Egypt, where murder mystery clues were broadcast through the features of the new vehicle. Leigh also previously created a masquerade-themed murder mystery party based in Venice for a client’s Sweet 16th birthday party, having known that the birthday girl’s favourite place in the world was Venice, and that she loved The Da Vinci Code. Brooke and Leigh
Leigh’s forte is the attention to detail that shows in her products. They are carefully crafted. Period pieces often contain an element of truth to them – the Salem Witches party-kit is based around some events from that period of time. The games also allow the host to take part in the murder-mystery.
FUTURE PLANS There’s a lot in store for both of these women in the near future. Without a doubt, Brooke and Leigh will continue to create, inspire, and inscribe more chapters to their success stories. Brooke is taking over as Head Lead of CRAVE Toronto, spearheading more CRAVE talks for women in both Toronto and Oakville and continuing to grow Because You Said So… bi-coastally. Leigh, on the other hand, continues writing more murder-mysteries, and has many ideas for future events, which could range from a pop-up mystery in the city to a destination murder-mystery.
For more info: www.shotinthedarkmysteries.com www.becauseyousaidso.net
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COMPLEXITY AND CHARACTERISATION:
ACTRESS KARLA CROME Interview and Photography by Yinsey Wang
Yinsey Wang interviews the young and upcoming actress about her journey to stardom and the relationships that she develops with her characters.
British actress Karla Crome is the type of girl you’d want to add to your list of BFFs (when she’s out of character, of course). She’s beautiful, tremendously smiley, and overflowing with a humorous positivity that wins you over – without you realizing it. Her moments of occasional self-deprecating humility just seal the deal. There’s simply no one else quite like her. Forcing my own hand a bit, as an inexperienced critic, I’d have to say she’s a little bit of Helena Bonham Carter, Thandie Newton and Jennifer Lawrence all rolled into one bubbly concoction of passion, enthusiasm and talent. She shows up to our photo session with a pair of jeans, her curled hair loose and very simple makeup; you get a very candid feeling around this underrated belle. Photographing her is like clockwork, she produces emotive expressions on demand that keep me clicking away at my camera. She’s a joy to work with, but it’s unsurprising given her expressive talents in bringing characters to life. Chosen as one of Screen International’s UK Stars of Tomorrow in 2012, Karla Crome’s versatile acting skills are reflected in her overflowing CV – which, by the way, includes playwriting (she was commissioned by the National Youth Theatre to adapt If Chloe Can into a play in 2011).
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Karla Crome’s vast array of roles include deeply-disturbed sororicidesuspect Coleen in the British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)winning BBC Two’s production of Murder; the adopted daughter of a pre-operation transsexual and secret assassin (complicated much?) in Sky Atlantic’s Hit and Miss; and the ongoing role as comedic and headstrong superhuman Jess in E4’s Misfits. Her portrayal of Coleen in Murder was especially electrifying – adding an emotional charge to the character whilst reflecting a raw and astounding fragility.
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When did you realize that acting is your calling? I’ve always wanted to perform in some sort of capacity. As a child and teenager, I was obsessed with Musical Theatre and dancing – but I wasn’t very good at it. It introduced me to acting (as a discipline in itself) and I’ve never looked back. Building, developing or even having a breakthrough in portraying a character is quite special.
When Murder won a BAFTA, how did you feel? I was walking on air – really. My legs felt (and looked) like a couple of pieces of spaghetti. It’s every actor’s dream to win an accolade like that. Although it wasn’t awarded to me personally, to be a central part of that achievement meant so much. Murder is a piece of work that I’m extremely proud of, and to receive such recognition is fantastic.
Coleen’s character in Murder is convoluted and deluded. What do you think makes her so compelling as a role? Murder was so intelligently written and well researched that it took a few reads and rehearsals for me to understand Coleen completely. Her behavior is atrocious, but such is a product of her upbringing. She has been let down by her friends, her mother and the UK’s childcare system. She is vicious but lined with an incredible vulnerability. When a part is so complex, it’s a pleasure to play – not often do roles come along that have so many layers to them.
Can you tell us more about working with such a stellar cast in Murder? Because of the straight to camera form, or ‘talking heads’ which defined the structure of the piece, I didn’t really ‘act’ – in the traditional sense – with any of the other cast members. It was strange! We had worked together, but we did not have any contact in front of the camera apart from 2 or 3 small ‘flashback’ scenes. It was a pleasure to see myself onscreen with people like Stephen Dillane (The Hours, Game of Thrones) and Robert Pugh (The Hollow Crown). The other ‘lead’ was Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones, This is England ‘86), who is a fabulous actor and now a good friend – as is Lara Rossi, who played my sister.
Coleen’s relationship with her sister is fiery and aggressive. Your portrayal was intense how did you pull off such a great performance? One of the characters mentions that ‘sisters don’t kill sisters’, but anyone who has a sister will know that it’s an interesting relationship. My real life sister and I get on very well, but in the past arguments can get very heated – but there’s a strong bond between us too. I’m so far removed from Coleen as a person that I couldn’t draw on much of my own experiences. Instead, Birger Larsen (the director) and I worked on drawing upon raw emotions that we can all relate to: frustration, fear, rage. He was an excellent director in that he brought these out of me efficiently. That is rare.
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FEATURE Given the ‘whodunnit’ theme underlies Murder did you have to convince yourself that Coleen was innocent throughout your performance? I think its very important not to judge a character whenever possible. If you say to yourself ‘she’s nasty’ whilst you play out the script you start to play ‘nasty’ – and you risk becoming a pantomime villain. I thought of Coleen as a victim as she is unstable enough to believe her own lies over reality.
You also write! Do the experiences of acting and playwriting add to the other? I read my characters out loud a lot. I think the best actors create a natural rhythm when they speak, that sounds as pedestrian as a normal, real life conversation. On the page, some writing for stage and screen is very beautiful, but it is not reflective of human inflection, pausing and repetition. As an actor, it’s easier to learn and produce scripts that have a lifelike rhythm and intonation. I try to remember that when I’m writing.
Has playing any of your characters changed or inspired you? I got my break being cast as Riley in Hit and Miss opposite Chloe Sevigny. That was such an opportunity for me. At the risk of sounding majorly cheesy – it changed my life! Exposure opens up a whole new world to young actors, and that’s what Hit and Miss did for me. Not only did I break out onto television, but I also got an opportunity to play an unbelievably complex character and be immersed in a captivating storyline as the adopted daughter of a pre-operation transsexual who is a secret assassin. My character was having an affair with a much older, violent man. It was a real treat to play. I learned a lot about camera acting too!
There seems to be a real lack of ethnic minorities in the industry, can you comment? A lot of young female mixed-race actors are making their mark in the UK, which encourages me. Fewer are Asian and Arabic women. It’s such a shame. People of colour have such amazing stories and cultures to share, and for whatever reasons they remain under the radar. However, when we do see them, they are the victims of banal typecasting.
What’s next for you? I’m filming the final series of Misfits. I absolutely adore it – I’m sure that we shouldn’t be allowed to have that much fun! It never feels like work on Misfits because the script is so funny. That rubs off on the cast and crew. I will miss it terribly. I don’t know what’s next- but I’d love t do a feature film and some theatre. Not knowing what’s next is sometimes excruciating but always exciting. I don’t think I’d have it any other way.
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UNITED STATES photography: Samantha D. Figueroa (www.samanthastudio.com) make-up & hair: Berenice Gallegos (www.beautybyberenice.com) fashion design: Skinny Bitch Apparel (Www.skinnybitchapparel.com) wardrobe styling: Jessica Ross model: Natalia Barulich (www.nataliabarulich.com) Shot on location at Vasquez Rocks Park in Santa Clarita, CA. Natalia is wearing MAKE UP FOR EVER (www.makeupforever.com).
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Princess CANADA photography: Joanna Vnukovska (www.joannavnukovska.com) make-up: Cristyn Wu hair: Trisha Florentin fashion design: Kaela Kay (www.kaelakay.com) & Claude Abittan (www.claudeabittan.com) wardrobe styling: Kenisha Paranso (idsilhouette.com) model: Alex Lafarciola (Plutino Group)
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EDITORIAL Pants by Kaela Kay Bag by Kaela Kay Bracelets and Rings by Claude Abittan (The Beadery) Shell Bra by Claude Abittan (The Beadery) Fabric Belts (used as bracelets) by Kaela Kay Trench Coat by Zara
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MEXICO photography: Mayela Lopez (Mayela Lopez Photography - mayelalopezphoto.com) make-up: Marina Jimenez (Erick Gonzalez Salon Boutique) hair: Magaly Teniente (Erick Gonzalez Salon Boutique) fashion design: Angelica Barquin wardrobe styling: Rocio Arredondo model: Natalia Villanueva (Orange Marketing)
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All clothing provided property of the wardrobe stylist.
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UNITED STATES photography: Irvin Rivera (www.graphicsmetropolis.com) assistant photography: Benjamin Kui make-up: Sutan Amrull hair: Anthony Pazos hair assistant: Michelle Nava fashion design: Osbaldo Ahumada (www.osbaldoahumada.com) & Megan Bea (www.thebealine.com) wardrobe styling: Joe Alimagno (www.stateofjoe.com) artwork/illustrations: Angel Muktan model: Sutan Amrull 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 83 Special thanks to Minh Huynh (www.mahalstyle.com).
PePa GERMANY photography: Maria Dominika (www.mariadominika.com) make-up & hair: Josephin Martens (www.optixagency.com) wardrobe styling: Christina von Zon (www.nude-agency.de) model: Pepa (M4 Models)
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On Lexie Dress by Moon Pants by Theory Bracelet by BOA Bijoux et accessoires Earrings by H&M Shoes by Nine West On Anabelle (Facing Page) Jacket by Eve Gravel Top by H&M Pants by Zara Earrings by Jane & Rye Necklace by BOA Bijoux et accessoires Shoes by Zara On Olivier (Facing Page) Shirt by H&M Shorts by Citizen Vintage Bracelet by Jane & Rye 90 | VEUX | ISSUE 13 | 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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On Lexie Earrings by H&M Blouse: Vintage Denim Jumper by Citizen Vintage
On Anabelle Top by Winners Jeans Jacket by Citizen Vintage Shorts by H&M Earrings by H&M On Olivier Shirt by Urban Outfitters
On Lexie Blouse: Vintage Skirt: Vintage Earrings by H&M On Anabelle Dress by Winners Earings by Jane & Rye Bracelet by BOA Bijoux et accessoires On Olivier Shirt: Vintage Shorts by Urban Outfitters Chain Necklace by Jane & Rye
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CANADA photography: Bianca Des Jardins make-up: Lisa-Marie Charron hair: Daniel Manzini wardrobe styling: Marianne Dubreuil models: Lexie, Anabelle & Olivier (All from Montage Models) On Lexie Top: Vintage Shorts by H&M On Anabelle Dress by Eclipsis Vintage Shorts by Citizen Vintage On Olivier Necklace by Jane & Rye Shorts by Urban Outfitters
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JAPAN photography: Yuji Fukuhara make-up: Kento Utsubo (kento-utsubo.com) hair: Daisuke wardrobe styling: Aika Funahashi model: Svetlana Mukhina
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UNITED STATES photography: Raen Badua (www.raenpbadua.com) make-up: Feralene Orpilla (www.simplyferalene.com) & Sheenfol Benitez (www.facesstudiovegas.com) hair: Christina Lopez & Dean Sproule fashion design: Trishawna Alexander models: Dashenka Giraldo (ENVY Model Management) & Michelle Smith (BEST Agency) Shot on location at Ferreira Beach, Nevada. All swimsuits by Trishawna Alexander. All accessories provided by the wardrobe stylist.
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Coat by Calvin Klein Dress by Alessandro Miele Shoes by Zara
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Pants by Maje Pearl Top by Claude Pierlot Pears: Vintage Shoes by Steve Madden
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UNITED STATES photography: Raul Singson (www.singsonraul.com) make-up & hair: Stephen Hudson (beautybystephen.4ormat.com) wardrobe styling: Jahulie Elizaldie assistant: Nathan Balico model: Katlin M (Major Models NYC)
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Top by 3NY Pants by Casting Jewelry: Stylist’s own Hat: Vintage
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Silk Top by JCrew Pants by American Apparel Shoes by Zara Hat: Vintage Pearls by Zara & Vintage
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the Vixen UNITED STATES photography: Tobias Hibbs (www.tobiashibbsphotography.com) make-up: Fawn Dellavalle (www.fawnmonique.com) hair: Adam Raymond model: Talia (Agency Model Management) Lingerie by Bijou Intimates. Jacket from Apotheca Salon. Special thanks to Loose Threads Boutique (loosethreadsboutique.com) for wardrobe and accessories.
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Skin: Aveda Inner Light mineral concealer Aveda Inner Light mineral dual foundation Blush: Petal essence Peach Lights face accent Eyes: Copper Haze eye trio shadow Black Orchid eye definer Brown Velvet rose brow color Black Forest mascara Lips: Nourishment Sutra full coverage lipstick Agave Nectar rehydrating lip glaze
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Dress by Sun Goddess Swimwear & Accessories Accessories & Headpiece by Jas the Stylist
Dress: Vintage Body Chain by Nobody Jones
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Jacket by Cashmere Pants by Modern Archives Shoes by Forever 21 Accessories by Jas the Stylist
Cat Suit by Leg Avenue Jacket: Vintage Shoes by Vero Cudio
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Dress by Renaissance Rags Jacket by Marciano Accessories: Vintage
UNITED STATES photography: Shannon Jankula (www.shannonjankula.com) make-up: Shannon Jankula (www.shannonjankula.com) hair: Angela Christine (AngelaCstyles.com) wardrobe styling: Jasmine Lashay (Beautifullyflawed.com) art direction: Christine Lunday (twotwentytwoclothing.com) model: Alexandria Rousset (Osbrink Model & Talent)
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FAKER JAPAN photography: Tomoyuki Matsushita (www.tomoyukimatsushita-studio.com) make-up: Kento Utsubo (kento-utsubo.com) hair: Daisuke Sasaki wardrobe styling: Hokuro model: Tonya (Wizard Models)
Bolero by Motonari Ono Lingerie by Wolford Necklace by the Diana Vreeland Legacy Collection (ATELIER SWAROVSKI) Shoes by ANTEPRIMA Other pieces: Stylistâ€™s own 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 127
Dress by Nicholas K Pieces by ERIN Neck Piece by Hoss Gloves by |Motonari 128 | VEUX ISSUE 13Ono | 2ND ANNIVERSARY
Pieces by ERIN Hand Chain By Vanessa Seward (ATELIER SWAROVSKI) Other pieces: Stylist’s own
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EDITORIAL Clothes by Mila Schön Necklace & hand chain by Vanessa Seward (ATELIER SWAROVSKI) Other pieces: Stylist’s own
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Dress by BOWIE Bangle by Stefano Poletti (ATELIER SWAROVSKI) Neck piece by Venom Other pieces: 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 Stylist’s | VEUX |own 131
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Canary Gown by J-Chan’s Designs
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EDITORIAL Regal Butterfly Dress by J-Chan’s Designs Shoes by Bamboo from Buffalo Exchange
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EDITORIAL Regal Butterfly Dress & Capelet by J-Chan’s Designs Spicebush Swallowtail Headdress from the Recycled Collection ‘12 by J-Chan’s Designs
UNITED STATES photography: Ginger Broderick (Blue Eclipse Photography - blueeclipsephotography.com) make-up & hair: Jessica Rowell (jchansdesigns.com) fashion design: J-Chan’s Designs (jchansdesigns.com) wardrobe styling: J-Chan’s Designs (jchansdesigns.com) model: Yana Jones (Wilhelmina Denver)
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ITALY photography: Diego Ricci make-up: Valentina MacrĂŹ hair: Devid Feresin model: Martina Ianniello (BeNice Model Agency) Sunglasses courtesy of EGO Emilio Giacobbi Ottica Udine.
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All make-up by MAC Cosmetics. All accessories are stylist’s own.
On Vanessa (Facing Page): Aztec Printed Skirt from Hudson’s Bay Bandeau: Stylist’s own Swiss Chocolate eyeshadow Nightmoth lip liner Cyber lipstick On Maureen (This Page): Graphic Printed Dress from Hudson’s Bay Headwrap: Stylist’s own Passionate eyeshadow Stripdown lip pencil Boy Bait lipgloss 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 145
On Pietro: Headwrap: Stylist’s own Pants by Guess Sun rush pigment Blunt blush Black Track fluidline Oak lip pencil On Maureen: Bandeau: Stylist’s own Jumpsuit by H&M Bright fuchsia pigment Raizin blush Cherry lip pencil MAC red lipstick
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On Pietro: Scarf (worn as skirt) by Club Monaco Jeans: modelâ€™s own Embark eyeshadow Feline eye kohl Current lip pencil
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On Vanessa: Pink bronze pigment Format blush Burgandy lip pencil Diva lipstick
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On Pietro: Embark eyeshadow Feline eye kohl Current lip pencil
On Maureen: Bright fuchsia pigment Raizin blush Cherry lip pencil MAC red lipstick
On Maureen (right): Passionate eyeshadow Stripdown lip pencil Boy Bait lipgloss
EDITORIAL On Vanessa: Bandeau: Stylist’sown Graphic Printed Pants by Forever 21 Chained Belt by Club Monaco Shoes: model’s own Pink bronze pigment Format blush Burgandy lip pencil Diva lipstick
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Vinyl Addict A Story by V. Oplinger
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Danny remembered the first time music really meant something to him. He was seven. His mother’s mean, stern, and hooked-nose second husband (Danny refused to consider the man a stepfather) had finally left them after screaming a barrage of abuse and striking his mother one last time. Danny had been hiding behind their torn and stained couch, hands clasped firmly over his ears, when his mother – still bleeding from her lips, the blood painting her mouth like a garish clown – pulled him from the safe spot. “Come on, baby. It’s ok. He’s gone and he ain’t coming back.” When she noticed his frightened expression, Danny’s mother picked him up and carried him to the middle of the living room. In a deft motion, she hit PLAY on their cheap RCA cassette tape player and the room filled with the bright sounds of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”. She swung him around, her steps light and effortless, singing along and whispering to him between verses, “It’s ok, baby. It’s ok. We’re gonna be ok.” He believed her and as they danced and laughed maniacally over ABBA, he felt more loved and cherished than ever before. His mother was his dancing queen. It lasted half a year, before his sad broken mother was too sad and too broken to care for him. The foster home wasn’t too bad; Danny could still see his mother on Sundays after church. He always looked forward to hearing the preacher sing the hymns in his booming, slightly off-key voice. It meant an end to the sermons (which he barely understood) and then an afternoon at the park, maybe some ice cream, but most importantly, his mother’s gentle sweetness.
Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Ave Maria. Amen. High school was rough for Danny. It seemed he was doomed to be undersized, skinny and the perpetual victim of the bigger kids. He soon perfected his timing so that he could dash into his morning class seconds before the morning bell rang. At lunch he staked out new places to eat his baloney sandwiches in peace: underneath the bleachers, by the teachers’ parking lot, sometimes even in the handicap stalls in the boys’ washrooms. After school, he dawdled by the principal’s office, pretending to nonchalantly read the bulletin boards while listening to music through oversized headphones - while he waited for the bullies to grow tired of waiting for him and leave. It didn’t always work of course. On this fateful day, it seemed as though one of the bullies had gotten his driver’s license and as Danny skulked home, he heard
the screech of rubber on pavement and slamming of car doors. Before he could bolt for the safety of a neighbour’s yard, he felt strong hands pick him up by his school bag and toss him to the ground. “Hey loser. Careful, don’t trip, man!” This was followed by a swift kick in his stomach and Danny could do little more than whimper in pain. A second voice chimed in maliciously, “Maybe he needs a ride home.” Danny doubted the altruism behind the comment and when hands roughly grabbed his ankles and started dragging him to the trunk of the car, he found he could breathe again and began kicking and screaming. That only made them pick Danny up and carry him, still struggling, towards the car. Danny wondered vaguely what music they’d play at his funeral when a shrill female voice pierced the air, “Put the kid down!” Danny still had the wherewithal to think I’m not a kid…. “Whoa, babe. What’s it to you? We’re just messing around. He’s a friend of ours. Right, loser?” Somebody grasped his hair and jerked his head up and down rapidly in a mockery of assent. Through jostled eyeballs, he spotted strawberry blonde hair and bright red lipstick. The girl sounded wry, “Yeah. With friends like you, who needs enemies? It’s ok. I have your license plate number. I’ll just report it as a kidnapping. That’s a felony, you know.” The tough guys suddenly weren’t so tough. Danny’s bones jarred as he was dropped sharply back on the sidewalk. He didn’t dare move lest that further attract the attention of the bullies, as they made their way back to their car. “Pfft. Whatever. Bitch.” She helped him up and Danny finally got a chance to see his savior. Tousled hair, cut off denim shorts, and a white cotton T-shirt. Blue – no, teal! Like the ocean – eyes that were staring at him with the dual affectations of concern and indifference that only teenagers could manage. His 15 year old heart and groin fell in love. “Tt-t-thanks?” She snorted. “Yeah. Sure. See you around, kid.” “I’m not a kid!” She paused and her expression softened. “Of course you aren’t….” She spotted the headphones sticking out from his bag and seemed to make up her mind about something, “My name’s Dorothy. I’m going to the record shop. Wanna come?”
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“Uh….ok.” His first conversation with a girl was a resounding success. He trotted after her and answered as best he could as she grilled him on his musical tastes. She nodded when she approved, rolled her eyes when she didn’t. “I gotta say, kid, you know your music. Can you play anything – guitar or something?” “Uh, yeah, guitar.” This was a blatant lie. It slipped out before Danny could stop himself, but the way her eyes lit up made his insides squeeze so painfully tight that he resolved to learn guitar so that this would become the truth. “You’ll have to play for me!” “Let me practice a bit first. I kinda suck right now.” They arrived at the record store and it was her turn to impress him with how much she knew about obscure folk bands and French jazz singers. Dorothy oohed over album art, she ahhed when she discovered a rare EP. She bought an armload of records and then they retreated to her parents’ basement. It was well past sunset by the time he made it home – the scolding he received from his foster parents did nothing to silence the aria that heart was singing. That night, he dumped out his jar of loose change. There was $7.86 – not enough to buy a guitar. But he’d save up. He’d give up his weekly comic book habit to buy a guitar to play for Dorothy. It became a routine: she would meet him after school (and the bullies stopped waiting for him) and together they would either walk to the record store (if she had gotten paid from her job as a cashier at an ice cream store) or to her parents’ basement where they would listen to whatever records she had bought last time. Dorothy would ask him to play guitar and Danny would come up with an excuse. She asked about his life and advised him he needed a hobby and to study more if he ever hoped to move out of their nowhere town. He memorized every detail about hers and could offer no words of wisdom because she was already so perfect. Her favorite colour was red. Her mom loved to knit. Her dad was in the army. Her favorite food was lasagna. He learned the lyrics to her favorite songs so if he ever overcame his shyness and self-consciousness, he would sing along to the record. He told her he loved her. She laughed and put on another record.
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Like all stories of young love, it had to end. One day he went to their usual meeting spot after school but she wasn’t there. He waited anxiously for an hour, and then wondered if she had gone to the record store without him. She wasn’t there. Distraught, he went to the counter, “Did she come in today?” The tattooed clerk glanced up from his cell phone. “Who’s she? Oh, that red-headed girl? Yeah, little buddy, she was in earlier – told me to give this to you. Said it’s an early birthday present.” The clerk reached under the counter and after some difficulty, pulled up a big black case. There was a purple envelope taped to the top, with “DANNY BOY” scrawled across in her loopy handwriting. With trembling hands, Danny opened the case and exhaled sharply at the sight of the gleaming golden brown guitar nestled in the velvet. Then he gingerly unsealed the envelope.
Danny Boy. I know you can’t play guitar but you can learn. I’ve been saving my $$$ all semester and wanted to surprise you @ your birthday. But my dad got transferred to another base and we had to leave. Sucks!!! Promise me you’ll learn guitar and when you do, I”ll come visit K? Remember to get a hobby and study hard! Luv, Dorothy! Xoxoxo The clerk broke through his reverie, “Sweet, little dude! Are you gonna name your guitar?” Danny smiled as he reverently touched the frets and thought of all the times she cajoled him about playing the guitar for her. “Yeah. Dorothy.” Without further explanation, he took the guitar home. He had a promise to keep.
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CANADA photography: Stephanie da Silva (Stephanie D Photography - addictedclicker.wix.com/stephd) make-up & hair: Emily Hunt (Emily Jeanne Modelling) fashion design: Sullen wardrobe styling: Stephanie D & Emily Jeanne model: Emily Jeanne Modelling (emilyjeannemodelling.wix.com/portfolio) 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 155
Beyond Here Lies Nothing
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UNITED STATES photography: BABAK (www.babak.ca)
make-up & hair: Maria Li (blue6creative.tumblr.com) wardrobe styling: Simona model: Polina Mawuli Shot on location in Greenwich, New York.
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A Question of Difference
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On Sabrina: Outfit by Maison Lb Shoes by Guess On Mitia: T-shirt by H&M Trousers by Levi Shoes by Clarcks 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 163
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On Sabrina: Bikini by Calzedonia Skirt by Agatha Ruiz De La Prada On Mitia: Shirt by Zara Trousers by Zara 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 167
On Sabrina: Dress by Manoush Earrings by Queend Tights by American Apparel Shoes by Alexander Smith On Mitia: Suit by Zara T-shirt by H&M Bowtie by Cor Sine Labe Doli 168 | VEUX | ISSUE 13 | 2ND ANNIVERSARY
ITALY photography: Josephine Peneff make-up & hair: Gaia Gnisci wardrobe styling: Gaia Mugnaini retouching: Josephine Peneff models: Sabrina (Women Managment) & Mitia (Independent Model Milano) Special thanks to Outline (daaks e agatha ruiz de la Prada), Garbo Showroom, No Words Communication Services & 1st Floor. 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 169
Siren Song AUSTRALIA photography: Rachel Aust (www.rachelaust.com) make-up & hair: Carla Sakrzewski (Arc Creative - www.carlasakrzewski.com) nails: Carla Sakrzewski (Arc Creative - www.carlasakrzewski.com) wardrobe styling: Ashleigh Kelly (www.ashleighkellystylist.4ormat.com) photography assistant: Dimi Krkaliev model: Lorelle Crawford (Tamblyn Models) Make-up used was MAC Cosmetics.
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Dress by Bernadette Francis Necklace: Stylist’s own Shoes: Stylist’s own 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 171
EDITORIAL Bodice by Ashlea Chong Skirt by Josh Goot Earrings and Bracelet by Seb Brown
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Dress by Dion Lee II Earrings by Chase Dakota Ring by Sandra Elia
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Nosepiece by Gustavo Leather crop made by Creative Team
Dress by Ashlea Chong Shoes by Sandra Elia Eyepiece: Stylist’s own Earrings: Stylist’s own Ring by Seb Brown
On Back Cover: Dress by Dion Lee II Veil by Ashlea Chong Headpiece by Sandra Elia Earrings (worn on top of ear) by Adorne Earrings by Diva 2ND ANNIVERSARY | ISSUE 13 | VEUX | 175
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Published on Aug 14, 2013
Our 13th issue (the biggest one to date!) celebrates two years of VEUX Magazine! We’ve had the pleasure of featuring work from diverse contr...