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ON FRONT COVER FRANCE

photography: Christophe Molinari assistant photography: Benjamin Noel make-up: Margaux Jalouzot hair: Céline De Cruz & Lucie Champion wardrobe styling: Angélique Lancelle first fashion assistant: Edenia Macri retouching: Sébastian Bar model: Julie

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IN THIS ISSUE

ISSUE TWENTY-FOUR | LOST & FOUND Book 1 Features & Regulars 3 10 24

Letter from the Editors Photography: Cornemuse Feature: Copper Dreams in the Desert - Jewelry by Sarah Kay Written by Shelley VanderKraats, Photography by Terri Attridge

Editorials 3 Still Here 16 Strength 32 City Chic 40 Ethereally Eerie 48 Night Rhythm 56 Sunshine and Daisies 64 Arabian Tales 72 Sand

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VEUX Magazine - Issue 24 - Lost & Found STAFF Ada Adams Editor-In-Chief/Content Director/Public Relations ada@veuxmag.com

Vivien Hoang Editor/Advisor/Layout Design vivien@veuxmag.com

Wales Wong Editor/Literary Editor/Photographer wales@veuxmag.com

Yawen Chan Web Producer

CONTRIBUTORS: Terri Attridge, Michele Taras, Shelley VanderKraats PUBLISHER VEUX Magazine is published every two months by AVW Publishing Inc. The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are solely 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 Editor-In-Chief: editor@veuxmag.com Submissions: editorial@veuxmag.com

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Letter from the Editor For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, June brings with it the end of the school year, the start of summer holidays, warmer weather and the adventures that accompany it. We were inspired by summerhood memories of riding bicycles with friends down forest trails, jumping into the neighbourhood creek, and going on roadtrips with our families. It’s pretty easy to reminisce about such idyllic times, coloured perhaps by rose-tinted glasses of age and distance - but all the more reason to be inspired by our LOST & FOUND theme. As adults, I think it’s easy to lose the sense joy and sense of adventure of finding the unbeaten path and walking it - just to see where it leads you. But our contributors rose up to the challenge and gave us gorgeous images from deserts and warehouses, exotic locales and houses “just down the street”. To find ourselves again, we are reminded that sometimes it means losing ourselves in the first place. We would also like to remind you of our August Anniversary issue! We will be celebrating four years of publishing at VEUX Magazine. It’s an OPEN theme, so flex those creative muscles and get involved in our annual cover contest! Deadline to submit is July 17, 2015.

V.H. On behalf of the Editors

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Pants by Jax N Joe Top by Gazelles Earrings by Myel Design

Still Here

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This Page: Top by Jax N Joe Earrings by Myel Design Facing Page: Top by Matiere Noire Necklace from Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h

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CANADA

photography: Amelie Chiasson make-up: Alana Alper hair: Maddie Alper wardrobe styling: Emilie Lacoursiere models: Lola and Gabrielle P. (Dulcedo Model Management)

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Cornemuse

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTOGRAPHY Shirt by Miss Me Jeans Pants by Guess

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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CANADA

photography: Michele Taras (www.micheletaras.com) make-up: Lindsay Dagenais (www.facebook.com/lindsay.dagenais.5?fref=ts) hair: Brienne Tambini (www.facebook.com/pages/Launch-Your-Hair/184713024898439) model: Gabriella MacPherson (www.facebook.com/GabriellaMacPherson.model ) Clothing provided by Off Broadway Boutique (www.facebook.com/broadwayclothing) LOST & FOUND - Book 1 | ISSUE 24 | VEUX | 15


STRENGTH UNITED STATES

photography: Lori Sapio (www.lorisapio.com) make-up: Leeraz Drillman (Beauty in Colors Make-Up Artistry - www.beautyincolors.com) hair: Libby Talaber wardrobe styling: Oleksandra Nova (Elan Azure - www.elanazure.com) models: Oleksandra Nova and Olivia Beth Boraiko Shot on location at Pow Mixed Martial Arts in Chicago, IL.

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EDITORIAL On Oleksandra: Dress from Peaches Boutique Earrings by Forever 21

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On Olivia: Dress by Akira Ring by D-Moda Belt by Top Shop Shoes by LAMB

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EDITORIAL On Oleksandra: Dress by H&M Shoes by Tom Ford

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On Olivia: Dress by ABS Ring by D-Moda Shoes by Christian Louboutin On Oleksandra: Dress by H&M Bracelet and Ring by D-Moda Shoes by Tom Ford

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On Olivia: Dress by ABS Ring by D-Moda Shoes by Christian Louboutin


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Copper Dreams in the Desert Jewelry by Sarah Kay By Shelley VanderKraats

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FEATURE

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FEATURE

Imagine waking up from the dream of childhood and feeling like a lost soul. Then, a beacon of realization shines down, and you understand a certain truth: Life is the journey in which we seek and find our true selves while experiencing the joy of living in the search. Sarah Kay Oplinger experienced that awakening, and set herself upon the path of self-discovery, seeking illumination and healing. To date, she has worked with children as a summer camp counselor in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and eventually led classes in outdoor education. Offered a job as a Bear Security Guard at Yosemite National Park, Oplinger spent summer nights shooing bears out of designated camping areas as humans slumbered without care. (Please don’t try this at home, special training is required!) During the day, she practiced rock climbing and mastered the art of fishing. Along the way she found herself to be a competent leader with a strong sense of purpose, and more self-confidence than she thought possible. With that, also came dreams of becoming an artist. A chance meeting with a local jeweler led to an internship where Oplinger learned the art of silversmithing. Torch in hand, she embraced this new skill with passion and was soon producing handmade items and began selling her creations online at shows and galleries. “

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“Follow your heart is what the silversmith told me,” said Oplinger. “I learned how to morph junk into jewelry and the process of upcycling became an important aspect of my work.” Oplinger recently found the way back to her childhood home in Winslow, Arizona. Childhood stomping grounds became a source of materials for upcycling when she found sheets of copper in the arroyos of the high plains desert surrounding her home. “Those old sheets of copper that I found were very thin, and not like anything I had worked with before,” said Oplinger. “They were very malleable which inspired me to create folded pieces that I then treated with my hand-collected desert salts.” The resulting necklace has the look of weathered copper with a mottled texture of copper and turquoise patina. Named The Willow Wash Collection, each piece has unique characteristics, lending the collection a sense of conforming non-conformity. Seeking materials for upcycling led to her father’s storage shed. Hidden therein were copper rain gutters from Winslow’s Lincoln School, built in 1897. In 1970, it was razed to make way for a new school. Her father participated in the demolition process, using some of the salvaged materials to construct the family homestead. The pieces of copper were forgotten about until she happened to spot them peeking out from under an old tarp. Permission to use them in her upcycling project was granted. Experimenting with reproducing natural forms in her artwork, she cut leaf shapes from the old Lincoln School copper. “I am inspired by the leaves of trees growing on the riverbanks where I fish. It is fascinating, creating such a juxtaposition - the weightlessness of leaves and the heft of a copper leaf. The old copper melts easily when I apply the torch and has a beautiful pink color that is fun to work with,” described Oplinger. This series of necklaces and earrings is known as the Lincoln Leaf Collection.

When the copper cathedral on Winslow’s St. Joseph’s Catholic Church was renovated, Oplinger was gifted with several pieces of copper trimmings. “I especially enjoy designing earrings from the cathedral copper,” she said. “They make a chiming sound that is quite lovely, and I make them in a shape that reminds me of an old church organ.” Named The Cathedral Collection, “Each piece is made with mindfulness of the source and the intent of creating each piece with honor.” With a growing reputation in town for using scraps to create art, more upcycling items have found their way to her workshop. Recently, unused copper wire inspired The Bramble Collection. “This is the masculine counterpart to the Lincoln Collection. If you look closely, you can see the pattern where my torch creates the stick form from the copper wire used to create a jointed structure, much like a tangled bird’s nest,” said Oplinger. The jewelry, however, is loose enough that it conforms to the contour of the neck. “While creating this collection I explored the flow of joints in plants,” she continued. “I became aware that most seemingly stiff joints are actually flexible if examined from a different perspective!” “Each piece of copper I find has a unique reaction to being worked with the torch. Some copper is stiff and sharp, almost exploding when exposed to the flame, while other copper pieces are more agreeable to the process of being shaped and redefined by fire,” she explained. The unexpected reactions make for an exciting experience every time she sits at the workbench, and each new line is an adventure in creativity that feeds her soul. No wonder she dons hiking boots and scours the desert looking for lost treasures to upcycle into an artistic rendering, celebrating her love for nature.

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Many artists struggle with the “business” side of the process but Oplinger did not let that stop her. With an eternal thirst for learning, she found direction through reading and research, and learned skills such as writing, following a business plan, developing a website and working with a gallery owner. Making contact with clothing designer Tawny Star, owner of Black and Birch (a retail clothing store with branches in Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona), bore a fruitful collaboration. She is a featured artist, creating fashionable accessories and jewelry and fulfilling her dream of using upcycled materials to create treasured artwork and honoring the earth in her own special way. Her tale is a reminder to us all that what is lost can be found again. See Oplinger’s current and past pieces at www.bysarahkay.com.

Shelley VanderKraats graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, with a B.S. in Journalism. In addition to writing, her interests include outdoor survival, kayaking, quilting, gardening, and a variety of artistic expressions, especially Raku ceramics and gourd art. She currently resides in Flagstaff, is a mother of four kids, one cat, and a Beagle named Jack. 30 | VEUX | ISSUE 24 | LOST & FOUND - Book 1


UNITED STATES

photography: Terri Attridge make-up: Ashley Florez (Blush Makeup and Hair) & Cristine DeAngelis (Norther Arizona Glam Squad) hair: Cristine DeAngelis (Norther Arizona Glam Squad) & Sarai Canales fashion design: Tawny Star (Black and Birch International Apparel Co. - www.BlackandBirch.com) wardrobe styling: Tawny Star assistants: Devon Kuwanquaftewa, Sean Meehan, Elizabeth Dodd, Drew Sanford models: Cynthia Ickes, Johann Razali, Maka Monture, Sean Golightly, Emily Bracamonte and Darius Lewis Special thanks to Bruse Bennett for the use of the “Old School” in Williams, AZ, Shelley VanderKraats, Scott Sawyer, Crystal Cotter, Moplinger and Poplinger.

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City Chic AUSTRALIA

photography: James Parfitt make-up & hair: Jennifer Glynn fashion design: Holly&Ivy (www.holly-and-Ivy.com) wardrobe styling: Holly Walters model: Caitlin Sclater 32 | VEUX | ISSUE 24 | LOST & FOUND - Book 1


Gold Foil Bustier Textured Hollywood Briefs Teardrop Lace Skirt Shoes by Tony Bianco LOST & FOUND - Book 1 | ISSUE 24 | VEUX | 33


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Illusion Mesh Dress Textured Bandeau Textured Hollywood Briefs Shoes by Senso Shoes

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Textured Bandeau Textured Hollywood Briefs Ballet Wrap Skirt Shoes by Senso Shoes


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Translucent Scroll Top Illusion Mesh Skirt Shoes by ZU LOST & FOUND - Book 1 | ISSUE 24 | VEUX | 37


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Teardrop Lace Dress Shoes by Senso Shoes 38 | VEUX | ISSUE 24 | LOST & FOUND - Book 1


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Ethereally Eerie UNITED STATES

photography: Jessica Passecker (www.JVAgency.wix.com/JPPhotography) make-up: Luxe Makeup Artistry (www.LuxeMakeupArtistry.com) hair: Andrea Cec (Collective Salon - www.HairBeautyColor.com) wardrobe styling: Jessica Passecker model: Mariah (TNG Models)

Dress by Jovani Headpiece by Free People Armband by Urban Outfitters Necklace by Brass Princess LOST & FOUND - Book 1 | ISSUE 24 | VEUX | 41


EDITORIAL Tunic by For Love and Lemons Skirt: Handmade by Stylist Pearl Necklace by Freshwater Creations

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Tulle Fabric by Tulle Source LOST & FOUND - Book 1 | ISSUE 24 | VEUX | 43


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White Goddess Dress by Victoria’s Secret Silver Necklace by TOPSHOP

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Dress by Jovani Headpiece by Free People Necklace by Brass Princess

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EDITORIAL Silver Sequin Dress by ZARA Deer Necklace from Smashing Designs By Ashley Morgan

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White Goddess Dress by Victoria’s Secret Silver Necklace by TOPSHOP

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Night Rhythm

ITALY

photography: Andrea Sartore (www.fotografoandrea.it) make-up: Sara Terracciano hair: Andrea Carrozzo fashion design: Francesca Cimini, Francesco Lorenti, La Nuit Parisienne, Lim.Glam, and Yo Limited wardrobe styling: Francesca Cimini jewel consultant: Paolo Glam assistant: Paolo Glam (www.limglam.weebly.com) model: Lidia Stallo and Miriana Ippolito

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EDITORIAL

Printed Sweatshirt by La Nuit Parisienne Lace Dress by Francesca Cimini Earrings by Lim. Glam

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EDITORIAL

On Lidia: Tulle Skirt by La Nuit Parisienne Printed Sweatshirt by Yo Limited Earrings & Golden Chains by Lim. Glam Leggings: Stylist’s Own On Miriana: Printed Sweatshirt by La Nuit Parisienne Lace Dress by Francesca Cimini Earrings by Lim. Glam Leggings: Stylist’s Own

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EDITORIAL

Silk Long Dress & Top by Francesco Lorenti Earrings & Bracelet by Lim. Glam Hat by Gemeii Paris

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Printed Tank Top by Yo Limited Lace Dress by Francesca Cimini Necklace by Lim. Glam Striped Pants by Francesco Lorenti Leggings & Shoes: Stylist’s Own Phantom Chrysler Car provded by Gianesibus S.R.L. 52 | VEUX | ISSUE 24 | LOST & FOUND - Book 1


Top & Neoprene Skirt by Francesca Cimini Training Pants by Yo Limited Golden Chains by Lim. Glam Pink Hat by Jeffree Star Handbag by Chanel LOST & FOUND - Book 1 | ISSUE 24 | VEUX | 53


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Dress by La Nuit Parisienne Fur Jacket by Francesco Cimini Golden Chains & Bracelet by Lim. Glam

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Grey Dress & Collar by La Nuit Parisienne Jacket by Francesca Cimini Bracelets by Lim. Glam

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Sunshine and Daisies

CANADA

photography: Jennifer Picard Photography (www.jenniferpicardphotography.com) make-up: Mila Graham (Makeup by Mila) fashion design: Adhesif Clothing wardrobe styling: Melissa Ferreira (Adhesif Clothing - www.adhesifclothing.com) creative direction: Melissa Ferreira model: Emily Marshall 56 | VEUX | ISSUE 24 | LOST & FOUND - Book 1


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EDITORIAL

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FRANCE

photography: Christophe Molinari assistant photography: Benjamin Noel make-up: Margaux Jalouzot hair: Céline De Cruz & Lucie Champion wardrobe styling: Angélique Lancelle first fashion assistant: Edenia Macri retouching: Sébastian Bar model: Julie Special thanks to Lucas Werz for the Snake, and to Brigade Mondaine Luxury Lingerie & Erotic Accessories (www.brigademondaine.com) for their partnership on this project. 64 | VEUX | ISSUE 24 | LOST & FOUND - Book 1


Arabian Tales

Harness by Markiz Creation

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EDITORIAL

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Dress by Edouard Lecouturier Belt by Eva Bellanger


Necklace by Cockoo Bangle and Ring by Clara Jasmine Bangle by Clara Grillet Jacket by Stefanie Renoma

EDITORIAL

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On This Page: Jacket by Stefanie Renoma Top by Corrie Nielsen On Facing Page: Tunic by Les Couleurs du Noir Coat by Edouard Lecouturier Bangle by Clara Jasmine

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EDITORIAL

Earring by Lotta Djossou Bangle by Clara Jasmine Harness from Yvy by Brigade Mondaine Bra from Bordelle by Brigade Mondaine Trousers by Antonio Ortega

On Facing Page: Rings by Sowat

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Sand

SPAIN

photography: Julio Murias (JMurias Fotografia - www.jmurias.es) make-up & hair: Eryka Pruszynska model: Eryka Pruszynska (www.facebook.com/eryka.pruszynskamodelo?fref=ts)

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EDITORIAL

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BEAUTY EDITORIAL

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ON BACK COVER SPAIN

photography: Julio Murias (JMurias Fotografia - www.jmurias.es) make-up & hair: Eryka Pruszynska model: Eryka Pruszynska (www.facebook.com/eryka.pruszynskamodelo?fref=ts)

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