THE DREAM ISSUE
Enough of the doom and gloom. It’s time to celebrate a new breed of creative talent. We showcase up and coming individuals to fashion’s cream of the crop. Whilst putting this issue together we had the pleasure of working alongside some of the most innovative minds in the country. Through these collaborations, we were pleased to discover that others shared our passion to support up and coming talent. With fashion being such a notoriously hard industry to break into, this encouragement was refreshing. And so, SORBET was born. This issue shows that through talent, determination and belief in your abilities you can make your dreams come true. All dreams welcome. SARAH DARLEY GEORGIA DEVEY SMITH 2
co-editors SARAH DARLEY GEORGIA DEVEY SMITH graphic designer MARK SMALL street style photographer AMY GRIERSON writers KATIE SMITH REBECCA BONICH illustrators VIET TRAN LEW CURRIE make up artists RAE STYLER JOANNE MILLER JOANNA MYLNE LEANNE MAJOR LOL STEVENSON SARAH ABBOTT MARI ERRINGTON ALLIE SARAH MEEK CHARLOTTE HARRISON OONAH ANDERSON designers SARA ARNESÉN OLIVIA DEENEY ANNABEL LUTON JENNIFER MURRAY MELANIE ANAYIOTOS graphic designer (online) SAM CLEMANCE
Viet Tran 6 Confessions of a Call Girl 8 Blurred Reality 14 London’s Calling 20 The Many Faces of Jorja 22 Imperfect Beauty 28 Out of Africa 32 Dreams of Vanitas 34 Maverick PR 44 A Beautiful Nightmare 46 Lew Currie 52 Game Face 54 Alexis Knox 60 Cirque d’Amen 62 Jordan 68 Delusions of Grandeur 70 Double Trouble 78
Viet’s work is made up of detailed shapes, precise lines and the odd animal or two. He talks to SORBET about his inspirations, dreams for the future and beloved cat, Annie. What was your inspiration for this illustration? Well one of my favourite artists is Charles Robinson and many of his illustrations are of beautiful, romantic scenes and some also feature children. I wanted to take that element of innocence and create my own narrative with perhaps my own, darker take on it. Where do you usually gather inspiration from? The world around us is a great visual reference, but if I had to be more specific then I suppose nature - animals, plants and flowers, people! Also, great stories. Myths and legends are my favourite! Are your drawings an extension of your personality? I suppose visually they might reflect a
certain aspect of my character, but more so in the drawing process because I am quite meticulous and really enjoy a certain level of control over whatever I do! What would be your dream job? I would like to get in to the design sector of publishing and be able to be involved in the creative process of putting books together. But actually if I could make a living out of it, I would be drawing fulltime since it is of course what I love to do. What motto do you live by? I try to live by the idea of treating others as you wish to be treated. I reckon that’s a good one. In terms of drawing - if you’re going to do it, do it well! We heard you love cats. What’s your fascination with these creatures? Yes! I love cats. Also penguins, but cats more so. I’m not really sure where my fascination began, but I have most definitely always wanted one. And now I do have one! Her name is Annie and she’s around eight months old. It
probably stemmed from when I was growing up and lived with my mother back in Birmingham. We never had pets so I would watch the neighbourhood cats play in our garden and try and lure them in to the house with ham... We have seen a lot of animals in your work, what is the reason for this? Well I love animals generally (even though I have my favourites), and during my final year of university I based my project on animal characters in literature and also loosely on Carl Jung’s idea of our unconscious, opposite-gendered, inner personality - the Anima/Animus. Whats the best thing you learnt whilst at London College of Fashion? I guess that the industry is a lot tougher than I had imagined and you have to be so proactive and ambitious to get to where you want to be. But, also that you should never underestimate the abilities of anyone around you. A little, healthy competition can be a good driving force! Words by Georgia Devey Smith
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Sara Arnesén invites us into her world of pink hair, plastic and nipple tassle glasses as we delve into the mind of one of the most exciting new designers of today.
photography & styling SARAH DARLEY designer SARA ARNESÉN hair & make-up JOANNA MYLNE model NIA BALDWIN
When did you first discover that you wanted to be a designer? When I was around 17 I grew tired of never finding clothes I liked in the shops, so, I started to make my own. This led to me selling some clothes, mainly skirts and simple garments, but it was fun. After a while my ideas got too complicated and I didn’t have the skills to make them; so I decided to do a course in pattern cutting and sewing. I soon realised that this was my passion. Where do you get your inspiration from and why? It can come from anything or anywhere. Right now, I’m completely hooked on everything from the 90’s, and have recently ended up working on a boy band stalker collection. The use of hair in your collection featured in SORBET is beautiful against the textures of the plastic bras and jacket. What was the inspiration behind this? I used hair, false nails and nipple tassels because I wanted to work with items that are generally used by women to beautify, flatter and accentuate them. Sometimes these items are seen as constricting and oppressive, but here they’re rearranged and used in a different context, reinventing and deconstructing old symbols of femininity. Would you always design for women, or is menswear something that interests you? I like designing for both women and men. However, at the moment I do mostly womenswear because it’s what I’m specialising in at university. I don’t think fashion should be strictly categorised by gender. You should be able to wear whatever you want regardless of what is between your legs. What has been the highlight of
your career so far? Jessie J performed wearing some clothes I designed. It was pretty exciting seeing her wearing my work! When creating your pieces, what is the process you go through from inspiration, to sourcing fabrics, to the end result? Majority of the creative process goes on in my head before I even think about producing anything. So, when I start making patterns and sourcing fabrics and materials, I already have a clear vision of what I’m doing and what I want to end up with. Who are your designs aimed at? Anyone who likes fun, quirky clothing and accessories. They are also for those who like to look different and unique, paired with a passion for expressing their eccentricities. Apart from Jessie J, if you could dress anyone in your garments who would it be and why? There are loads of singers I would love to dress. M.I.A., Lady Gaga, Robyn and Beth Ditto to name a few. They’d look amazing, and I think they have the guts and flair to pull off quirkier outfits. What advice would you give to those trying to break into the fashion industry? Work hard, take any opportunity to learn and networking is super important. And it’s a pretty tough industry, so you’ve got to really love what you’re doing! What are your dreams for the future? I’d love to start my own label after I graduate. Words by Sarah Darley
BLURRED REALITY photography & styling GEORGIA DEVEY SMITH grooming JOANNE MILLER model STUART @ OXYGEN
â€˜Those dreams that on the silent night intrude, and with false flitting shapes our minds delude ...â€™ Jonathon Swift
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SORBET’S TIPS TO SUMMER STYLE • Amazing hairstyles are popping with candy colours. Don’t be afraid to experiment with various colours to create a different look to everyone else. • Everyone can pull off the colour blocking trend, so be bold and mix it up! • Layer an outfit with a variety of textures, colours and shapes. • Allow your statement shoes to do the talking and opt for a pair which are sure to get you noticed. SORBET loves Creepers this Summer. • Use patterns and prints to stand out. Pair them with denim, leather, metallics or neutrals. • Finally, customise your clothes. It will bring your old wardrobe back to life! photography AMY GRIERSON
photography & styling SARAH DARLEY hair & make-up ALLIE SARAH MEEK model JORJA HELMOT
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â€˜You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope some day you'll join us, And the world will be as one.â€™ John Lennon
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Beauty photography & styling GEORGIA DEVEY SMITH designer MELANIE ANAYIOTOS hair & make up CHARLOTTE HARRISON model KATHERINE @ BOOKINGS
Melanie Anayiotos is a Cypriot American designer who recently completed her Masters degree at London College of Fashion in fashion, design and technology womenswear. She showed her collection at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum, supported by shoe designer Rupert Sanderson who lent all of the shoes shown with the collection, and has been put forth as Ones to Watch by NotJustALabel and FTape. Originally from New York she began her design training at Parson School of Design, receiving her Associates Degree in Fashion Design. She then went on to gain experience in both New York and London at brands such as Saloni and Giles Deacon. Her interest in creative pattern cutting led her to receive advanced creative pattern cutting training from The London Centre For Fashion Studies. Prior to her fashion degrees, Melanie
received a Bachelors degree from The University of Pennsylvania in philosophy. Influenced by both her academic and design background, she draws from all of these skills in her approach to fashion design. Melanie’s work has a strong minimalist aesthetic which is heavily concept-based and focused on creative pattern cutting. The Masters Collection entitled ‘Imperfect Beauty’ is based on research into the concept of Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature. It accepts the natural cycle of growth, decay and death. It reveres simplicity, intimacy, modesty and authenticity above all. WabiSabi and the collection ‘Imperfect Beauty’ celebrate the kind of perfect beauty that is caused by just the right balance of imperfection. The techniques in the collection
were formed around the specific research into the ageing process in human beings, particularly related to the skin. The ‘wrinkling technique’ was created through draping and pattern cutting and then by invisible understitches to a base layer. The ‘wrinkles’ appear like moments of movement frozen in time. The prints in the collection are hand crafted screen prints using both gold and clear foil. The creative pattern cutting throughout the collection resembles the growth of the skin in that it uses few seams and creates a rounded and curved silhouette. The skin in society holds a place of importance in that it reveals many things about our inner selves to the outside world. ‘Imperfect beauty’ was created to highlight the true beauty in what is often seen as a woman’s imperfections. Words by Melanie Anayiotos
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E REBECCA BONICH
MAKI OH With the breakthrough of Lagos Fashion Week in March, we have yet again been graced with a new talented designer; Amaka Osakwe and her Nigerian based label Maki-Oh. Nigerian born and bred; Amaka’s
‘Sourced fabrics are a symbol of African heritage and its fashion routes.’
collections are original yet artistic with a romantic vibe. Amaka studied Fashion at the Arts University College in Bournemouth before returning to Lagos to showcase her debut collection at Lagos’ A/W 2010 show. Her influences are found in an assortment of things that have had an impact on her life, from Artist Henri Matisse and his Fauvism empowerments to the typical African woman and the colour Indigo, which she claims ‘represents the Africa she dreams of ’. Tradition and heritage are important to Amaka, which may be what makes her designs so original. The use of Adire – an authentic Nigerian Fabric, and the traditional dying processes are two things that Maki Oh uses as a means to express to the world the beauty of Africa’s dying traditions and to educate locals as to how
their local fabrics can still be used to make beautiful garments. All of the fabrics used are made naturally and traditionally in Nigeria; keeping the items fashionably ethical and introducing a new concept to fashion globalisation – the beautiful collections that Amaka Osakwe produces using locally sourced fabrics are a symbol of African heritage and its fashion routes. Yet the simplicity of using fabrics that are locally sourced is a characteristic of Osakwe’s indigenous collections, and a reason why they were such a success at Lagos Fashion Week. There are no stereotypical designs in her collections, but simply items of clothing that are artistically intriguing and, more importantly, wearable. S/S2012’s collection named ‘The extreme art of seduction’ is exactly what it says on the tin. The collection is full of feminine silhouettes and dishevelled elegance with an underlying provocative edge. Sheer blouses combined with embellished shorts and a velvet skirt with a thigh high slit vamp up the collection with subdued sexiness.
‘Figure hugging mini dresses in an array of colours, patterns and fabrics are also strengths in the collection.’
Figure hugging mini dresses in an array of colours, patterns and fabrics are also strengths in the collection. Black velvet with an Aztec-esque mesh cut-out pattern is a striking key piece, as well as a cream dress with light curved ruffles that embellish the garment femininely. We should not forget the infamous indigo Adire patterns which came in the form of shorts, pantaloon-trousers and maxi dresses trade marking Maki Oh’s collection and complimenting the rest of the clothing flawlessly. Her motive to bring African traditions into fashion is definitely coming in to action when Amaka was awarded Designer of the Year at Lagos. Amaka will be showing her collection for the first time at New York Fashion Week in September – A huge triumph to embrace for Maki Oh. The anticipation as to what her debut collection for New York Fashion Week will be like has already begun. For more on Maki Oh by Amaka Osakwe visit http://www.maki-oh.com/
Words by Rebecca Bonich
DR EA M S
VAn ITA S photography & styling SARAH DARLEY designer OLIVIA DEENEY hair and make-up LOL STEVENSON model OLESJA @ OXYGEN
â€˜A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.â€™ Oscar Wilde
MA VE RI CK PR
I studied English Literature as it would open more doors when the time came.” He always knew he wanted to do creative writing as part of his future job but just wasn’t sure as to where this would lead him and what jobs even offered such career opportunity. “It’s a common situation in this business where people aren’t too sure what they want to do until they arrive at this job. However, I did know I always wanted to write creatively, and it happens that I do this every day in my job now.”
Fashion PR companies are the back bone to any brand, but how do you reach that critical level? Katie Smith talks to Maverick Publicity’s Senior Accounts Director, David Bayes, to find out more. Some people know they want to go into the fast paced cut-throat land of PR whereas others are simply drawn there. Supporting brands by advertising their products in top magazines and newspapers, building relationships with the top journalists and attending events is just part of the parcel when working for a PR company. David Bayes is the Senior Accounts Director at Maverick Publicity. He worked his way up the PR ladder and has reached an amazing position in his career, but how did he get there? David began his university life like a lot of us do, having no idea what he wanted his future to look like. “I went to the University of Exeter and studied English Literature, I was always very undecided about what I wanted to do; that Is why
David graduated from university and took an internship working for Maverick, the company he now works for, in 2008. “I started working as an intern at my current company, Maverick Publicity, in April 2008. I’d heard about the agency through a friend who currently worked here. It sounds cliché, but contacts are vital in this industry. We were dealing with multi-million pound accounts, including Tesco, at this particular time; so I was thrown in at the deep end. I would spend most of my mornings organising samples to and from the office, which would often take up to 5 hours a day due to the sheer volume. It was extremely fast-paced and there was only one opportunity to get things right in some cases. You couldn’t be off the ball/hungover for a second, as everyone is under a lot of pressure and accountable for something. I remember the days would fly by, but it was an incredibly positive atmosphere. Everybody was so good at their job, it was hard not to be inspired by that.” After interning for Maverick for a few months, he was given the opportunity to join the team on a permanent basis as a junior. Through hard work and perseverance he successfully made his way to the top, achieving great coverage on the way. “I reached the position I
was at today through sheer hard work, and continually delivering outstanding coverage for my clients, be it features in national papers or product placement in luxury magazines where everyone wants to be seen. Everybody’s goal is to do this, however, when you come up with an idea off your own back, and it manifests in some great exposure for a client; that’s what really gets you noticed in the office, especially by the senior teams. It’s not exactly dog-eat-dog, and everything is very collaborative, but you have to be able to think outside the box on your own, and know when to push an idea and when not to. A lot of it is common sense, and the more time you spend talking to journalists, the more you are able to gauge the mood of the industry in relation to your clients. I really shouted about my achievements as well, you have to make yourself be heard above the crowd if you want to move on further up the ranks.” David now works with the likes of Launer London, who holds a Royal Warrant for their handbags and you’ll never see the Queen without one. He also works with Lingerie companies such as Charnos and Lepel as well as figleaves.com. He works hard to get his brands in top magazines and Newspapers such as Vogue and The Telegraph and is always proud of the coverage he achieves, no matter how big or small. “I’m always proud of events I’ve organised, as you have to manage every little aspect. One, in particular, was at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel when everything went like clockwork. However, when I secured a full-page feature/ interview in the Daily Telegraph for our client Launer London I was especially proud, as it’s a notoriously difficult national paper to crack, and for them to put that much effort into a brand is unheard of. On the
other hand, I was really proud of my first piece of coverage, which was when Jade Goody wore one of our swimsuits. At the time, I was so pleased with myself. However, I don’t think the client was too impressed.” Working for a PR company requires determination, confidence and perseverance and no day is the same as the next. “There is no way to describe a normal day at Maverick. At the minute I’m in and out of the office constantly on press appointments. Press are less inclined to come and see you as a lot
‘It was extremely fast-paced and there was only one opportunity to get things right in some cases.’ of the fashion teams have been cut in recent years and they simply don’t have the time. If I’m in the office, I’m constantly in communication with clients regarding Internet campaigns, product launches and events, drawing up press releases or creative angles for our brands. Sometimes, I spend entire afternoons on the phones to journalists; you have to put in a lot of hard graft to get noticed. Everyone is fighting for the same spot in all of the publications, so forming strong relationships with press is vital. There’s a great upside to this as you get to go to a lot of events to network, which more often than not, are a lot of fun.” PR isn’t all glamour and attending
events though. Like any job it is tough and there are many aspects that can make working for a PR company extraordinarily stressful, “The stressful parts of my job are most probably when you get to the end of the month and coverage for a particular client is lacking. A client demands to see a certain amount of coverage every month, with no exceptions. If a journalist has let you down and not featured your brand, there is often a time crisis to position your brand somewhere else in a short amount of time. It’s extremely stressful, and everybody feels the pressure. But if you’re good at your job, you don’t allow yourself to go down this road, you have to have a 360 degree awareness of which people are interested in your clients at all times.” So are you looking to be the next big name within the PR industry? David’s tips are sure to help you on your way in such an exciting and challenging industry. “I’m sure everyone says this, but you have to slog it out as an intern at maybe 4-5 PR agencies. I would always recommend going to both in-house and independent PR agencies, as they’re very different worlds, and it’s good to see the mechanisms of both. Never have an attitude, even if you find yourself making tea for 2 hours a day. You never know who you’re going to need to know on your way up in the industry. Always seek out jobs, never just sit around and wait for people to find you to do stuff. Listen to what everyone around you is saying; the amount of information you can pick up regarding ‘PR talk’ is amazing if you just keep your ears up. It does require confidence and pro-activeness. There’s no time for wallflowers or shrinking violets in PR I’m afraid.” Words by Katie Smith
A Beautiful Nightmare Get lost in your darkest dreams with Annabel Luton’s graduate collection based on Mata Hari, part time spy and oriental dancer of the 1900’s. Mysterious prints and seductive textures result in a collection full of luxury and enchantment.
photography & styling GEORGIA DEVEY SMITH designer ANNABEL LUTON hair & make-up MARI ERRINGTON model JULIA G @ OXYGEN
A combination of quirky linework and abstract concepts make Lew Currie a master of creating imagery which captivates and intrigues. Through the use of a pen, scanner and a dash of colour, Lew produces artwork that most could only ever dream of. When did you first begin to create this style of illustration? I think I first started ‘illustrating’ at college, discovering the artists who did work for bands and thinking they were the coolest people. What made you continue to study it at university? This is probably a proper cliché, but the two things I always wanted to do in life were music and art. I think it was between the two and I chose art because I’m never going to make it in a band! You create a lot of artwork for musicians and bands, how did these
collaborations come about? All sorts of ways really... sometimes I looked for it, sometimes they asked me, but generally through knowing about the scene. I guess being in bands helps those types of things too. Do you think it is important to have your own style in order to stand out against contemporaries? I just think it’s important to do what you enjoy and don’t force it! Obviously, it’s important to have a unique visual language, but I think that can only come with time by learning what you are all about as a person. I’m nowhere near a defined style, but then again, I don’t think someone can ever come to a defined ‘style’, I think everyone is constantly developing. Does your work reflect you as a person, and if so, how? I think it probably does without me realising; I’m quite a reserved person, but completely different when someone knows me. I guess that’s
why some of my work feels different to others. What were the inspirations behind these pieces? The malaria tablet was inspired by a friend telling me about the crazy dreams he had. He said he had a dream about walking through the jungle and when he woke up the jungle was still in front of him... but he was awake, crazy. The kid dreaming was less conceptual, just him dreaming of being a king or something! The colouring is done digitally with use of textures I’ve been gathering and simple block colours most of the time. What are your dreams for the future? To tour with Slipknot. If not, then to be a successful freelance artist, but we’ll see. Words by Sarah Darley
GAME FACE photography & styling SARAH DARLEY hair & make-up RAE STYLER model ALEX @ MILK MANAGEMENT
‘Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.’ Muhammad Ali
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Alexis Knox: A Fashion Dream. Stylist, Club host and Fashion director. Alexis Knox is one of the best multi-taskers in the industry. SORBETmagazine delves into her exciting world to discover her fashion secrets.
After working as a stylist for a few years, Alexis decided to expand her career and accept the job as the Fashion director for Notion magazine, “I did work experience there when I first moved to London, and was PA to the Publisher, but it was the Art Director’s role which interested me the most. There wasn’t a fashion department or team, Liam, the art director, was commissioning stylists to do shoots, and so as time went on I moved over to assisting him and began to create an in-house fashion team.”
Alexis Knox is not just any freelance stylist. She is one of the most recognised women in the industry. After starting off as a fine art student from Oxford, she did not expect to be leading such an extraordinary life in the fashion world. “I’ve always had an interest in style, but never wanted to chase a career in ‘fashion’ as such. I always enjoyed art firstly and picture making, and really didn’t enjoy textiles at school!” Always preferring fine arts, Alexis didn’t realise that, after completing her degree in Illustration at an art school in Oxford, she would travel to London and discover the world of styling.
Taking part in so many different projects, it was hard for Alexis to choose her favourite job to date. “Because my career so far has been extremely varied! I think it would be appearing on ‘New Look Style the Nation’ on T4 with Nick Grimshaw and Giles Deacon as it sealed my lust for being on television! I’m now represented by Curtis Brown agency so hopefully there will be some more fun television projects in the future!”
“I headed to London, with no plan except to give myself one year to do work experience and see what was out there career-wise. I did work-experience in all fields from television, to illustrating and writing, but it was assisting fashion stylists where my skills in organisation, people skills and also my creative eye really took me forward.” Styling skills came naturally to Alexis but it’s something she originally saw as boring. “My concept of a stylist was somebody who dressed famous people for the red carpet, and I couldn’t think of anything more boring, but I soon discovered that the world of styling is really vast and no two stylists are the same or have the same career. I always enjoyed dressing myself and creating new ‘looks’ and being well ahead of my school mates on trends so those traits helped lead me to styling.” Alexis was welcomed into the world of fashion styling with open arms. She began to realise what made a great stylist and began to introduce this into her own work. “The ability to work with different concepts is important, as you don’t want each piece of work to look the same.” After styling for runway shows and music videos, she began to find her own personal twists that she could contribute to the final image. “My work is usually quite fantastical, or costume inspired, there often isn’t anything subtle or casual
about it. Though looking at some of the commercial brands I have worked with I can do that too with pleasure and no problems. But when I choose to do a fashion shoot that I’m directing, then it will be big and beautiful.” Realising that it was individuality and uniqueness that made her stand out from the crowd, Alexis began to style for the likes of Nicola Roberts and VV Brown, as well as working at London Fashion Week. She prides herself on the way she works and what makes her different. “I am extremely happy in the fact that I am an individual, my tastes and ideas are unique; so, therefore, I run my own race and take things in my stride as and when I feel comfortable.”
Alexis is now looking forward to her future and what new challenges she would like to experience and achieve “I’d love to creative direct an arena tour and a West end musical, with me when I have full creative c o n t r o l on a project I am happiest, I love to collaborate but have the over all vision.” So, if you want to become the next top stylist of our generation, follow Alexis top tips, “Get of your bums and work, work for free, work 24/7, say yes to everything as you never know who you will meet and what other opportunities will arise. Never moan and never give up, and for that you will always feel lucky and excited by life.” Words by Katie Smith Image courtesy of Alexis Knox
CIRQUE D’AMEN Jennifer Murray explores the role of the church in today’s society and provocatively compares it to the circus, resulting in a luxurious and original menswear collection.
photography & styling GEORGIA DEVEY SMITH designer JENNIFER MURRAY grooming JOANNE MILLER model JACK MAY @ MODELS1
someone, client or model, that has had a bad word to say about Oxygen and it is definitely an agency I wish to stay with long term. What is it about modelling that interests you? The whole package really. I love meeting new people and seeing all the new fashions and trends. I like travelling and seeing the final outcome of a shoot. There’s nothing I can say I don’t enjoy! What has been the best job you have done to date? I would say the RWD Mag editorial. Being a big fan of the magazine myself excited me and everyone on the shoot was really nice and we all got on really well. The other male model I was working with was a good laugh which always helps and generally I had a great time shooting with everyone involved. Is modelling your full time occupation? Modelling isn’t my full time occupation at present. A friend recently set up his own company so I am working with him to get it as far as possible. Having the flexibility really helps with my modelling desire and I quite enjoy having the balance between them both!
photography & styling SARAH DARLEY Jordan has been modelling for just grooming LEANNE MAJOR eight months now and has quickly model JORDAN S @ OXYGEN become one of the most sought after new faces represented by Oxygen Models. We caught up with him for a chat to get to know a little bit more about the model everyone is talking about.
What was it that first attracted you to Oxygen? I have known about Oxygen for a long time now and when speaking to models that were or still are with Oxygen they always said how well they were looked after and I couldn’t agree more. I have never spoken to
Who would be your ideal photographer and designer to work with? That’s such a tough one as there’s so many talented photographers out there. I quite like photos with the early 1900’s look so maybe someone who has a liking for that also? I like a lot of the ‘new scene’ makes out there so I would have to say Bol$hie, I love their street look. Where would you like to be in your modelling career in five years time? I would like to see myself as an established European model in 5 years time and hopefully still enjoying what I do with Oxygen Models! Words by Sarah Darley
‘Even the loveliest dream bears like a blemish its difference from reality, the awareness that what it grants is mere illusion.’ Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno
photography & styling GEORGIA DEVEY SMITH hair & make-up SARAH ELIZABETH ABBOTT model SONA @ OXYGEN
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ARTBOX by OONAH ANDERSON Inspiration for this look included Art Attack, blue, silver, pink and green glitter and giant pots of paint. We think it’s a great look for Summer for anyone who loves a splash of colour. 1. Cleanse, tone and moisture the skin to leave a smooth and even base for the make up. 2. Apply a thin layer of MAC strobe cream to the entire face ensuring it is blended evenly into the skin for a flawless base. 3. Take care matching the skin colour to a suitable foundation, this will ensure the face is left looking natural. For this look, Nars Sheer Glow foundation was used for super healthy glowing skin. 4. Add a light dusting of blush to the
cheekbones to accentuate bone structure and shape the face. 5. The eyebrows are left natural and almost untouched to let the glitter and bold lips do the talking. However, to ensure a finished look, carefully groom the brows using a eyebrow brush and a touch of hairspray. Make sure you cover the eyes, there’s nothing worse than watering eyes when applying make up! 6. Next for the glitter! 3D Silver Glitter by MAC was used in this look to make a super sparkly statement that gets you noticed in a crowd. Apply a dot of mositurizer onto the centre of each eyelid. This will make sure the glitter sticks and stays whether it be all day or all night! Gently press the glitter onto the moisturiser and hold for 3 seconds. Just add more moisturiser if you want more glitter.
7. Thick lashes are a must in this look. To create thick heavy lashes Boujouis Extreme Clubland mascara is perfect. Apply in upwards motions from the base of the lash to the end. Repeat this until you are happy with the amount of mascara. (We think the more the better!) 8. Now for the lips. Illamasqua Fetish lipstick is used round the edge to contour the lips. 9. To blend the outline into the rest of the lips, use Illamasqua dab cream pigment and carefully blend the colour into the middle of the lips. Add a statement outfit and you’re set to go! Words by Oonah Anderson
SOFT EAGLE by ALLIE SARAH MEEK 1.Thoroughly cleanse, tone and moisturise the face, leaving the skin supple and moist ready for the base. 2. Apply a foundation appropriate to the skin colour, making sure itâ€™s blended in carefully. This is to avoid visible lines and to ensure a perfect and flawless application. 3. Apply a concealer one shade lighter than the foundation under the eyes, just under the temples, on the chin and forehead areas. Dab this into the skin and blend to create a highlighted tone. This makes the face appear younger through highlighting the bone areas and defining the facial structure. 4. Apply a dark brown eyebrow liner to the inner brow, working your way up to an upwards point at around Âž of the
brows length. If the brows are dark, ensure the visible brow is concealed by applying a layer of makeup wax and concealer over the top of this to cover the brow fully. 5. Brush the inner corner of the brows in the opposite direction of growth for a bushy and full look. 6. Use an angled brush to contour the face shape just under the cheekbones. Use bronzer or a golden brown blush colour to create a soft golden definition. You can also do this under the jawline too for extra impact and character. 7. Blend the brown liner of the inner brow down into the crease of the top of the nose, following the line to define the shape. 8. Take an eyeshadow brush and a medium brown shadow colour. Press into the crease
of the eyelids, blending out to a lighter brown where the brow-bone lies. This will give the illusion of bigger shaped eyes. 9. Create a thin line underneath the lower lashline by using the brown eyebrow liner and a thin brush. Curve the inner corner in an inwards fashion to create a soft wing like shape. 10. To mirror the inner wing of the lower lash line, create a more dramatic black line on the upper lid line using a liquid black liner and flicking this out in the outer corners this time. This creates symmetry between the two eyelines. 11. Using a brown lip liner, line the top lip whilst also blending the colour into the centre of the lip. Do this for the lower lip. This will create depth and tone to the lips. Words by Allie Meek
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