XQUISIT ISSUEEIGHT SPRING2013
42 12 IN EVERY ISSUE 4 Meet the Contributors 64 We Love this Blog: Entouriste
FASHION AND BEAUTY 6 Fall Favourites 8 Gadget Guru 10 Style Spotlight: Presley Foskett
LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE 58 Do it All Digital by Tara Okeke 60 Porcelain by Michayla Caughlin
EDITORIALS 12 Pergola by Thomas Cole Simmonds 24 Dazed Fairy by Michael Taborsky 32 With the Wind by Josephine Peneff 42 Colour Geometry by Valentina Verdesca 42 Areta by Johanna Frischherz
XQUISIT FALL 2013 | ISSUE X www.xquisitmagazine.com
Cover image photographed by Johanna Frischherz
BRING OUT THE CAKE
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Caileigh Kyle
A lot can happen in two years. It’s hard to believe that such time has gone by at all. From the beginning, Xquisit has recieved a tremendous amount of support and enthusiasm from the creative community, and for that I am grateful. There is something so exciting about knowing that so many people have been involved in this magazine and how it has played a part in their careers as well as in their creative journey. Here’s to many more years and many more contributors. This issue also welcomes the talented and sweet-as-apple-pie Jenna van Klaveren as our Social Media Coordinator. She’s already been such a wonderful addition to this publication and I look forward to many more issues with her on board! I hope that in addition to the visual and written inspiration that graces Xquisit both in our magazine and on our blog, that we also can teach you a few important things as well. This issue, while celebrating two years of quarterly publishing, also signifies a much deeper message. The exponential success of Xquisit proves that anybody, at any age, can turn their passion and skills into something that can positively impact the lives of others. You don’t have to be established, or wealthy, or finished your education, or the absolute best at anything to do something special with your passion. If you are willing to put in the work, magic can happen. - Caileigh Kyle
LIFESTYLE & FEATURES EDITOR Michayla Caughlin SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Jenna van Klaveren MARKETING & PR COORDINATOR Amber Ciolfe PHOTOGRAPHERS Johanna Frischherz Josephine Peneff Thomas Cole Simmonds Michael Taborsky Valentina Verdesca WRITERS Michayla Caughlin Tara Okeke
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JOHANNA FRISCHHERZ Cover & “Areta” pg. 52
JOSEPHINE PENEFF “With the Wind” pg. 32
TARA OKEKE “Do it All Digital” pg. 58
THOMAS COLE SIMMONDS
MICHAEL TABORSKY “Dazed Fairy” pg. 24
VALENTINA VERDESCA “Colour Geometry” pg 42
“Pergola” pg 12
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FALL ‘13 FAVOURITES Here’s what the Xquisit team is loving this season!
CLOS-ETTE TOO $50 DIORSKIN FOREVER FLAWLESS $47
JONATHAN ADLER $9.80
EVA BLACK DESIGN $23.40
CAILEIGH KYLE Editor-in-chief
“This bag was the perfect travel accessory for Osheaga this summer. I travel lots for work and school so having a stylish weekender is key!”
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN $2,980
MICHAYLA CAUGHLIN Lifestyle Editor
“This mask hydrates and soothes my face making it feel soft and refreshed! It’s a perfect new step to add to your nightly routine!” PETER THOMAS ROTH $45
MICHAEL KORS $210
TOPSHOP $29.84 CHAPTERS $16
JENNA VAN KLAVEREN Social Media Coordinator
“I’ve never seen a kitten print done so right. As an added bonus, the creamy hues are perfect for autumn.” H&M $69.95 ZARA $69.90
SPRING $34.98 ZARA $69.90
AMBER CIOLFE PR Coordinator
“A great closed-toe ‘wearto-work’ shoe for fall that adds a little subtle character to your outfit..”
GADGET guru Take a peek at the best and the brightest of the many lust-worthy gadgets available this season!
NIKE+ FUEL BAND Nike+ FuelBand measures your everyday activity and turns it into NikeFuel. It tracks calories burned, steps taken and more
SPINNERETTE USB TURNTABLE This easy system allows you to spin vinyl albums and convert them to digital files via an included USB connection compatible with Mac or PC.
NIKE+ FUEL BAND $149.95 at the Apple Store IPHONE 5 CASE Mophie Juice PackHelium Battery Case $79.95 SPINNERETTE USB TURNTABLE IN BLUE BY CROSLEY RADIO 139.95 at Fab.com
TOUCHSCREEN GLOVES Canadian winters are no match for these! Take a calll from anywhere and not have to remove your gloves - all of the fingertips are touchscreen compatible!
IPHONE AND ANDROID FILM SCANNER From 35mm to your camera roll in just one click! Lomoâ€™s free app turns your image from a negative to a positive, and lets you adjust the color and exposure before you capture it.
IPHONE 5 CASE $36 from Rifle Paper Co. TOUCHSCREEN GLOVES IN NATURAL GREY $34.75 from mujjo.com IPHONE AND ANDROID FILM SCANNER $59 from Photojojo + the accompanying app is free TABLET CASE FROM WILD & WOLF $55 at Fab.com
Presley Foskett MAKEUP ARTIST & HAIR STYLIST. Describe your style in 3 words: Feminine, Classic and Comfortable. YOUR MUST-HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCT: Currently, “That Gal” primer by BeneFit YOUR BIGGEST BEAUTY INSPIRATION: A lot of my inspiration comes from the women I see in my day to day life. YOUR FAVOURITE PART ABOUT FALL: Cozying up with an over sized sweater, knit socks and a good cup of tea. WHAT YOU’RE WEARING: Thrifted sweater (Talize), sheer chiffon blouse (Costa Blanca), turqoise pants (Dynamite ‘12), peasant boots (Spring), bag (H&M), glasses (Joseph Marc), thrifted necklace. FIND PRESLEY ONLINE: Website: www.presleyfoskett.com Twitter: @presleyfoskett Instagram: @presleyfoskett Facebook: Presley Foskett Makeup
PERGOLA Photography: Thomas Cole Simmonds Stylist: Christianne Lucianne Styling Assistant: Jay Singh Model: Rosemarie (Paulo Ribeiro Management) Makeup: Courtney Scarlett Boyd Designers: Talya Valdona, Rachel Deeming, Scarlett Sturrock, Revival
dazed fairy PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Taborsky MODEL: Bibi (Flair Model Management) STYLING: Sophie Andersen HAIR & MAKEUP: Nadine Mayerhofer
WITH THE WIND
Photography: Josephine Peneff Model: Natalia (Women Management Milano) Hair & Makeup: Giulia Marangoni Stylist: Sofia Labadini
Maria Urrego (Vest), Topshop (Bangle)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Valentina Verdesca MODEL: Livia (Fotogen) STYLING: Sandra Stoppany HAIR & MAKEUP: Lilith Amrad (using Kevin Murphy)
Acla (Coat), Sandra Stoppany (Leggings), Zara (Shoes), H&M (Bangle) OPPOSITE: Maria Urrego (Dress)
Maria Urrego (Dress)
Acla (Jacket) OPPOSITE: Maria Urrevo (Vest), Topshop (Bangle)
Sandra Stoppany (Shirt), Simon Mauchle (Leggings), Pascal Jeker (Jacket), Zara (Shoes) OPPOSITE: Felder Felder (Dress)
ARETA PhotographY: Johanna Frischherz Hair & Makeup: Conny Hauk Styling: Conny Hauk Model: Areta Nemeth (Body and Soul Vienna)
Article & illustration by Tara Okeke
Like most addictions, mine started out as a mere habit: twice or thrice a day, at regular intervals, escalated to ten times an hour. I had gone from a casual user, to a conscious abuser; antsy without my fix, I would go to extreme, and increasing eccentric, lengths to get what I needed. For a time, reviewing my Facebook feed was a ritual of sorts; blog updates were the best way to start - and end - my day; Tamagotchis weren’t just for Christmas, they were for (the duration of the Tamagotchi’s) life. I was addicted to all things digital, but I wasn’t the only one. According to Ofcom, last year my fellow Brits downloaded more data on their mobiles and tablets than “any other major nation”; in addition, approximately 58% of Britons own a smartphone, with over half of Internet users also use social networking sites.
But the digital world is no longer one-dimensional, confined to small screens, smartphones and social media: in recent years, it has collided with the worlds of fashion and beauty, and the results are rather impressive. And not only that; they are ubiquitous. It’s hard to say when do-it-all digital technology began to play such a major part in the realms of fashion and beauty. But, the roots of the revolution can be traced back to 2004: Brazilian and British designing duo, Bruno Basso and Christopher Brooke, unveiled their debut collection, a collection predicated on dynamic digital prints, and walked away with the inaugural Fashion Fringe Award. Basso and Brooke are now accredited for bringing digital prints to the fore, and their oft whimsical, always graphic, designs have spawned hundreds of imitations in the intervening years.
But digital isn’t just a type of patterning, engrained into the very fibre of collections; it’s also the vehicle with which collections are conveyed to the masses. Think of the countless street-style bloggers applying an egalitarian edge to the traditional high-fashion hierarchy, and YouTube vloggers showcasing their High Street hauls to millions. Even the fashion houses themselves are claiming slices of this side of the digital pie: Burberry and Topshop have both live-streamed recent shows; and just this spring, Victoria Beckham launched an e-commerce site for her burgeoning brand, allowing customers to browse, buy and gain “insights into [her] world”. And slowly but surely, the beauty world is catching up with its clothing-obsessed cousin. Serums enhanced with “optical technology” to refine and perfect; BB and CC creams to make the achievement of younger-looking skin easy; non-surgical
treatments to rejuvenate and regenerate: the beauty market is, quite simply, bulging with them; and judging by the approximately $420 billion spent on beauty products worldwide in 2011 - we can’t seem to get enough. I can’t help but wonder - without being a digi-downer - whether the proliferation of digital technology in almost all areas of modern-life is a good thing. Connectivity may be key, but aren’t we all just wandering blindly, blinkered by the bright lights of BBM alerts, towards the black hole of digital addiction? I suppose when books and magazines - the preserve of the paper world - go digital, then we can start worrying… Oh, wait.
- Tara Okeke
PORCELAIN Our Lifestyle Editor, Michayla Caughlin, talks with Toronto’s newest film production company, DollFace Films, and its Creative Director, Christian Tyler.
X: Tell us a bit about yourself. What would you like our readers to know about you? CT: I’m Christian Tyler, just turned twenty years old today actually. I was born in the UK and moved to Canada when I was eight years old. I always had an interest for film and photography growing up. X: What are you studying in school and where? How do you like it? CT: I studied Film Studies at Ryerson University when I decided to take a break from school. On my first year away from school I worked for numerous production companies and different clients. It was only about a year after being away from school that I had the urge to create something of my own. I was tired of working to build other people’s visions [and] I wanted to create my own. X: Why did you choose the name DollFace Films? CT: Choosing the name was the hardest process for sure. We first called ourselves Nice & Juicy (don’t ask why). I really have no clue where it came from, not to mention when searched, it popped up with over 100 porn sites (not the clientele we wanted). It was late one night I got a message from my business partner Michal with the name Dollface, it definitely had a good ring to it. I guess it’s meaning is that when you meet someone your first impression is their face. For us, the first impression of our company is going to be our content, so it better look good!
X: Tell us a bit about your business partners. CT: Currently we have five managing partners; Michal Prywata and Thiago Caires are the business end of the company. Alex Salavarrieta is our production manager. Hayden Currie and myself deal with the creative direction of company. We also represent two directors, Ross Lai and Ashton Lewis.
X: What has been your favourite thing about creating this production company? CT: My favorite thing about building this company is that I get to work with really passionate individuals on a daily basis. You also get to see the company grow, like our little child that we get to watch and influence as it grows older… Cliché I know but it represents [my feelings] perfectly!
X: What was your inspiration to become a X: Where do you see it, or what do you producer/filmmaker? see DollFace becoming, in the next ten years? CT: My inspiration was always the same: to move people emotionally through the CT: Where do I see it in 10 years, hmmm, art of film. It has been my lifelong dream its only been alive for 8 months so this is to create pieces of art that are viewed by definitly far in the future. I see it as a masmany, and that could [allow people to sive film Innovation Production Company. have an emotional experience] from each We are currently working on our first camproject. era helicopter that has a payload of up to 400 pounds and can fly for over an hour. X: What kinds of film do you like watchWe are also working on a documentary ing? Making? called “Cycle This Life”, which follows a young German man named Silvio who’s CT: I like very experimental film. I’m a huge mission is to bike the planet in the next fan of the visual side of film; I think of every five years. We’re hoping to drop the trailer frame like a painting. I like to watch movies within the coming weeks (www.dollfacewhere every frame is composed with such films.com). You can definitely expect more detail and thought. film innovation and amazing projects to come out of [our] company in the years to X: How long have you been making/pro- come. “Cool… Creative… Innovative...” ducing films for? CT: I started working in the film industry when I was fifteen, so around 5 years now.
THIS BLOG WHAT: Entouriste WHO: Ami Price WHY WE IT: Looking for inspiration for your next vacation? Look no further, Entouriste is your one-stop-shop all things travel and adventure inspiration. One can easily spend hours browsing the site; the posts transform you to places all over the world. We give a thumbs up for daydreaming and wanderlust. WHERE: www.entouriste.com
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