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or as long as Zooey has been on the shelves of stores, it has not dabbled in as much color as it should have. I’m not sure whether the issues depend on the ever-changing moods of our team, but Zooey certainly needed the attention it deserves when it comes to broadening the color palette. With spring here and the beautiful Anna Paquin (who I have to congratulate, because she’s having her first child with Stephen!) gracing the cover, we felt the urge to paint the magazine with more ink than usual. Even while on set of the cover shoot, Anna had mentioned she has not had the chance to play with as much color in her previous editorials...giving us the motivation we needed to pursue our mission of color. Our recent makeover encouraged us to change our direction, add more content, and incorporate more thematic material into the issues in order to engage further with our wonderful, loyal readers. Color is our 2nd attempt to prove to audiences that Zooey can certainly beautify one’s reading enjoyment. Whether or not the coloration of ‘kate spade’ is on my mind (my staff knows I’m obsessed with kate spade new york), an enhanced horizon of hues and shades was necessary for this issue in particular. Growing up, my wardrobe knew of only three colors: black, blue, and white. First, blue was my favorite color – no matter what kind of blue (teal, turquoise, royal blue, steel blue, etc). Second, I just simply did not grow up in an environment that appreciated diversity in clothing. While the girls giggled and cackled over Nicole’s (my 2nd grade classmate) colorful sequin skirt, I hid behind my Jesse Katsopolis-inspired denim jacket. She reflected of a palette I couldn’t even bear to touch, and I was envious. So here we are today. My life has brightened up, both internally and externally. If you want a change of scenery, go out and get a paintbrush and alter things by hand. You might just notice a happier YOU if you add a little bit of color to life. This issue of Zooey might just help you get started in a journey for excitement and somewhat daring changes this spring season.

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Sibling Collaboration three siblings run one charming lodge in the city of los angeles Interviewed by Andrea Barreto

from left to right: jacob, liz, and joseph

Hidden in plain sight of an otherwise bustling Los Angeles neighborhood, the Los Feliz Lodge offers a sense of home to guests looking for an alternative to franchise hotels. Liz McDonald first opened the lodge in 2007 after noticing a lack of genuinely comforting lodges in the area where the only available options were corporate hotels. This observation gave her the spontaneous idea and she says she just ran with it. Community and family are the two words McDonald uses repeatedly to describe the Los Feliz area. “L.A. is an interesting city because there’s always people coming here,” said McDonald. “It’s not just tourists and business professionals coming, there’s a lot of visiting family and friends. We get a lot of parents who stay with us.” The focus on community drives the experience McDonald wants to convey through the lodge. It’s also particularly personal for McDonald because she runs the business with her two brothers. Towards the end of 2008, her brother Jacob Jurado moved back from South Dakota with his family to help out once the lodge became a booming success. Jurado admits mixing family and business can be cause for hesitation to some but adds that staying true to his sister’s vision for the lodge kept their objective clear. He explained how when he and their older brother Joseph, who joined the business last year, would initially always

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run ideas past McDonald, but can now capture her vision. “We follow the values that she first set up, which is what made it successful,” said Jurado, He calls McDonald an entrepreneur and describes their philosophy as “ecofriendly and clean”. “It’s this idea where you come home and everything is comfortable, where you can relax and have a good time,” he said. With cozy touches like a quilt thrown over the arm of a couch and bungalows with names like “Red Casita,” McDonald ensures her guests truly feel at home. Adding to the friendly, inviting atmosphere is a certain décor that invokes trendiness on par with the unique, almost bohemian vibe that is Los Feliz. “We wanted to give it a hip, L.A vibe but still make it relaxing and quaint,” McDonald said, who personally worked with local interior designers to create each room. “It’s not the glitzy glamour of Beverly Hills but everything is unique and very artsy,” Jurado said. “You get that with the people and the community that’s here.” Though the lodge might not exactly play host to celebrities, the siblings still see a variety of interesting characters. McDonald recalls an Irish musician who frequents the lodge with his presence and the occasional CD, as well as a children’s author who left a few signed books for her brothers’ children. While the siblings live on the prem-

ises, they concentrate more on taking advantage of spending time with each other instead of hovering over guests. “Personally, it feels like I’m on a vacation, running the lodge, because it’s a lot of fun,” Jurado said, explaining how invaluable it is for him to be able to be around his wife and children. He went on to described the friendship his son formed with the child of a former quest who now lives in the neighborhood. Despite being a residential area, the Los Feliz Lodge still provides the perfect opportunity for exploring exciting Los Angeles must-sees in the area with a short walk to the Metro Red Line. “There’s so much within walking distance that you don’t even need a car,” Jurado said, citing the nearby Vista Theater as a regular hangout. The most important thing for McDonald, however, remains providing an open and welcoming space for guests that reflects the tight-knit community she says is hard to come by in a large city like Los Angeles. “On a personal level, it provided a job for my family, which is a special thing for me,” McDonald said, referencing how older brother Joseph is now also part of the business. More than that, she said she really enjoys bumping into neighbors who tell her about family members that have had great experiences during their stay at the lodge. “To hear that from the people in the community, that they appreciate that it’s there, that means a lot to me.”


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There are shades of pale salmon pink and turquoise blue paint chipped away at the doors, which are century old antique doors imported directly from Cairo to Downtown Los Angeles where the Eva Franco studio hails. Eva Franco, founder of her eponymous clothing line, loves to find vintage items like these to furnish her office/design workspace, as well as to inspire the pride of her brand, a selection of unique prints that start from these simple discoveries. Ideas for these prints spark from finding a sample of wrapping paper to looking inside a vintage purse that reveals a fun print in the lining. In thinking out of the box, Franco explains how she has come to develop prints that are not only memorable for her customers, but that are also conversation pieces. Her perspective shares that clothing is more than a woman communicating her image to the outer world. Its purpose is to also receive the reactions of others. Coming from a family where fashion was not a luxury, the clothes a woman can afford to wear and the story her clothes can share with others remain an important goal for Franco. As a young girl, Franco did not have the luxury of owning a closet full of fine clothes. In fact, after her family moved to the states from Romania when she was ten years old, they struggled to make the American dream, living off government welfare with little money to spare on collecting fine clothes. “That was different,” Franco says, “In Europe, people weren’t as judgmental about clothing, but in America, it’s a big part of what you present.” Instead, Franco grew up watching her mom design everything from blouses and dresses for her and her sister. Part of watching that process of creating clothes from scratch sparked an interest that remained with her as she grew up, an interest that she pursued and eventually transformed into the Eva Franco line today. In the same way she hopes to tell her own story through her clothing line, Franco also hopes that her pieces can help other women express themselves. From her perspective, fashion truly is a statement. “A dress is a very intimate part of a woman’s day because the world is [responding] to it. Whether it’s a print that no one has ever seen or a piece that starts a conversation. To me, to have this kind of conversation about fashion in Los Angeles is pretty awesome,” Franco explains as she displays an original

print of two pelican birds against a backdrop baby blue and hues of orange stripes inspired from an artwork she picked up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market Franco goes on to explain how the most interesting aspect is experimenting to see which these designs work with which particular materials. “My first love is fabrics. I have a great time working with mills [and getting to design my prints] from scratch. We have casual pieces but I liked to have a collection that can carry her throughout the day and at night.” Her favorite fabrics to work include a double crepe material from Italy that doesn’t wrinkle and the versatile jacquard weave that seamlessly threads together fabrics of all kinds to create a design. However, her inspirations do not only draw from local influences, Franco loves traveling to different parts of the world including Paris, Beijing and Japan. “As a designer, I [think it’s important] to see other countries and see how we fit into their world,” Franco says. Her exposure to these ideas and designs from abroad have immensely fueled her creative process as well as encourage the current expansion of her line to customers in Germany, Canada, and Tokyo. Aside from displaying an Eva Franco original print, each collection is also attentive to the details of neat tailoring, a reflection of Franco’s own upbringing in New York where structured composition and clean lines are trademarks of East Coast fashion. Although the New York fashion industry centers around high-end couture lines, Franco is pleased that her decision to make contemporary pieces has allowed her clothes to be accessible and affordable to a broad range of customers. At the end of the day, it’s all about having people wear their clothes. Franco shares that there is nothing more exciting than walking around in Los Angeles or traveling in Paris and seeing someone wearing one of her pieces, both of which has happened to her. The entire process of developing her line from beginning to end gives her the opportunity to not only incorporate ideas from her travels and life but to connect women from all over the world. The future expansion of the company will hold all sorts of oportunities for the Eva Franco line that remain both unknown and exciting. Regardless, Franco embraces the uncertain anticipation of seeing where this next step will bring her and what stories it will bring to her collections. - LYNN CHU WWW.ZOOEYMAGAZINE.COM

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devoted friendships big hearts run a no-kill animal shelter in West Los Angeles

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ith 8 to 10 million dogs and cats entering United States animal shelters each year, organizations such as the Friends of Animals Foundation are considered a saving grace. When founder, Martha Wyss, first adopted her own dog, she was asked the simple question, “Would you like a leash?” Martha noticed just how many leashes were hanging on the wall and then realized how many dogs were not going to be as lucky as Skippy was that day. Martha founded FOAF in 1983 with hopes of rescuing as many dogs and cats in the West Los Angeles area as possible. The shelter is one of the first no-kill shelters in the area, as well as a forerunner in setting adoption guidelines that include home inspections and a return agreement for mismatches or even the death of an owner. Since then, FOAF has maintained its mission statement with the help of Diane Talkovic, now the foundation’s president. In the mid-eighties, Diane came to the shelter with a friend looking to find a companion for her retirement years. “I began to donate a little of my time, and over the years, donated more.” Diane raves that Martha was such a well-respected woman that the joy she felt working with her eventually led to her involvement in the organization. Today, Diane tells us that the economy has made the current state of animal abuse and abandonment the worst Martha had ever encountered before her death just a few months ago. There’s “so much abandonment,” she says, stating that as more people lose their jobs and homes, more calls than ever are placed to FOAF, asking if they can turn in the pets they now deem financial burdens. On a daily basis, Diane and her assistant Vi Logan return every single phone call they receive, determining where they can refer people for help, what space they have to take in animals, and setting up adoption appointments in hopes to make room for more rescues. And although that may seem like a lot of paperwork, Diane insists she loves “doing the paperwork for an animal that’s being adopted and being able to adopt another animals that’s in need.” Playing a role in any part of this process is what makes this process worthwhile for every person involved. One success story Diane couldn’t wait to share was of a12year-old miniature pinscher named Jessica. Jessica was brought in by a man who insisted “it’s time” to give her up, due to her partial blindness and a growing cataract. Jessica eventually did become fully blind, but FOAF was able to provide her with a cataract surgery and restore the sight in her left eye. The best news? Jessica has just recently been adopted by a couple that

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has adopted three other miniature pinschers from the shelter in the past. The family bragged about their newest addition by sending FOAF a picture of the dogs enjoying their own “ice cream party,” complete with dog treats in martini glasses! “’It’s time’ meant she could have a life she could have never known,” recalls Diane as tears swell up in her eyes. Jessica’s story is one that inspires the shelter to take in these abandoned dogs and cats, no matter how old, wounded, or disabled they might appear to be. Taking the same stance as Martha did, Diane and the Foundation “want animals to have a chance, no matter what.” And while the no-kill shelter receives no city or state funding of any kind, the generosity of individual and group donations keep them going. They also receive grants and checks from fundraising within the community; gracious for the support they receive in a line of work that can be incredibly heartbreaking at times. Whatever funds they receive go towards the shelter, rehabilitation, and finding homes for the animals. One of their most prominent supports, actress and animalrights activist Kaley Cuoco, even volunteered to be the guest speaker for their champagne luncheon during the summer of 2009. “She was inspiring and everybody loved her!” exclaims Diane. Kaley, who adopted her own pit-bull mix Norman from FOAF, has continued to remember the shelter and advocate their kindness. Most recently, Kaley launched an incredible friendship between herself, the Friends of Animals Foundation, and Zooey Magazine. Our own March cover girl has organized the sale of specialized T-shirts that will benefit the shelter. The shirts will be available at the FOAF location and orders can also be placed through them, RevengeIs.com, or Santa Monica Pet Medical. The idea behind the campaign is to promote awareness of pet abandonment and abuse while also advocating the many solutions people can implement to help. Of course these include, sharing the word about spaying and neutering your pets, adopting instead of buying, and reaching out to help with volunteer or fundraising work. FOAF is intent on continuing its mission for the future years, basing their efforts on eliminating the “besieged” feeling they get when faced with the current demands for helping the abandoned and unwanted. “Make a lifetime commitment to the animals,” Diane urges, “To our dogs and our cats.” Not only is that how Martha would have wanted it to be, but also how Kaley Cuoco, Zooey Magazine, and FOAF are hoping it will become.


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together and evolve a couple of the favorites, and then I’ll further the develop the ideas until we pick one to move forward with. Where does your inspiration come from? I love going through vintage fashion and travel magazines from the 60s. They are full of interesting campaigns and editorials. The copywriting is very entertaining, and the graphic design style from that era is one of my favourites. Another source of inspiration is the people around me - at work, on the streets, sitting next to me at a bar. It’s everywhere if you know how to look for it.

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atie Evans is a graphic designer, an illustrator, and all round charmer. Luckily for us, her work is just as charming as she is. Combining corporate success with true pencil to paper artistry, Katie holds integrity and an admirable passion for her craft. Positioned at ‘kate spade new york,’ her designs and illustrations embellish all kinds of clothing and accessories. Her almost iconic work for the label presents her own personal quirkiness, yet still retains the elegance of the global brand, while her personal work playfully illustrates the world around her. She adds current trends and a fashionable edge to timeless style, and all of this synergy extends beyond her professional work, into exciting blogs and an Etsy store. Living and working in NYC, she lives and breathes the liveliness shown in her work, the same energy you get just by talking to her. How would you describe your work and

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style? My work is lighthearted and colorful with a bit of sass. I like to draw silly things and make ordinary objects exciting. I’m attracted to bold colors (lots of them!) and graphic prints. I enjoy mixing patterns and getting a little kitschy in my accessories. How would you describe your creative process? I start by researching and pulling inspiration relating to the assignment. This is one of my favorite parts of the process because I get to spend time looking for beautiful imagery, sexy typefaces, innovative packaging etc. After that I do a lot of hand-sketching to work my ideas out on paper. Sometimes I have to get through the bad to get to the good ones, and sometimes I get a happy accident that evolved from something totally random. Then, I pick my favorites and present them to the client. We’ll brainstorm

Who has been most influential in your creative life? My parents were the ones who encouraged me to enter the poster drawing contests in elementary school. That is one of my first memories of being an artist. They supported me through middle and high school art auditions, and then again through college applications. My parents taught me about working hard and giving something your all to get to where you want to be, and make things happen for yourself. I’m also creatively influenced by my coworkers at Kate Spade New York. I work with such a talented team of designers, directors, and writers. There are so many different skill sets and personalities, and when you put us all together we’re a dream team. That may sound corny, but it’s so true. If you could peek into the studio of any artist (dead or alive), who would would you choose? Charley Harper! I’m obsessed with how he captured the essences of his subjects with the fewest possible elements. His animals are incredibly beautiful and made of simple shapes and textures. I’ve always admired his style. What is a day in your office like? A day at ‘kate spade new york’ is crazy and full of excitement. One of my favorite things about working there is that I get to wear a lot of hats. My days are never the same, and I am always being challenged in different ways. I could go


Say hello! to Katie Evans where colors know no boundaries photographed by bryant eslava interviewed by francesa nicol

from meeting with our fashion accessories team to plan a new season’s tech products, to brainstorming an ad campaign. It’s always changing and keeping me on my toes. How do you get out of your creative ruts? If I’m struggling to work out my ideas, I take a walk. Looking at the computer all day can be hard and exhausting. Being able to break away and walk around the block helps me recharge. Sometimes that walk leads me to the park where I people-watch, and sometimes it leads me to the ice cream parlor down the street. When you’re not working - what are you doing? My fiance, John, and I moved into our first place together last summer. We’re slowly making our apartment feel like us, and finding furniture that we can both agree on. I also like to bake in my pintsized kitchen. I enjoy the mixing and stirring and then anxiously waiting for it to be finished. John proposed this past November and we are knee-deep in wedding business, but we’re enjoying planning the biggest part of our lives.

Tell us about your your Tumblr and Etsy store - how did these things come about and how do they differ from your professional work? My Tumblr is a gallery of illustrated moments in my life. I started it because I wanted to develop my illustration style more fully, and I needed a new channel that would give me the opportunity to experiment. I get illustration work at Kate Spade New York, and in my freelance jobs, but I wanted to take it even further. It’s a place for me to try new styles and get a little more playful than I usually do. My Etsy shop came after Tumblr. I found myself with all of these fun illustrations that people were enjoying and I wanted to give them a chance to like it in a different way. It spans from stationery to custom illustrations. What does it feel like to see your creations on clothing accessories and in windows all around the world? It’s hard to describe, but it’s one of the coolest feelings in the world. My favorite moments are when I pass someone on the street with something I designed. Knowing that girl felt a connection with something I did, loved it, and had to buy

it, makes me feel so happy. I am very proud of what I do, and when I see other people excited about it too, it makes it even better. What are your plans for the future? One of my goals for this year was to set more time aside to work on fun personal projects. I think it’s important to give yourself that time to explore something new that makes you happy. I am also working on planning my wedding. I’ll be designing everything paper related, transforming the space, and possibly dipping my toes into floral arranging. We’re trying not to get caught up in it and just enjoy it all. Do you have any advice for budding artists? Put yourself out there as much as possible. Get on all the social media platforms and keep your website current. If the right person notices it, it will make a big difference in your career path. I would encourage new artists to experiment and find a style that feels unique and true to themselves. Doing something you love will only make you a stronger artist. It will show in your work, and other people will be able to see it too. WWW.ZOOEYMAGAZINE.COM

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Blue faux suede ankle strap heel $40, FlirtCatalog.com. Roll-Up Sleeve Button Down $130, Bella Dahl. Full red skirt $80, Line & Dot. Sterling spiral x ring $110, Nepali by TDM Design. Denise necklace $39, Guy & Eva.

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Makeup by Gia Harris \ Hair by Luke Chamberlain for Starworks Artists \ Model: Marga (Photogenics) \ Production Assistant: Alex Levine

“We love red – this skirt is a daring move for some girls. Make your outfits really pop by combining a bold piece in your outfit with your favorite shoe.”


“Accessories are the easiest way to brighten up your 9 to 5 day. Throw on a vibrant scarf to transform your look from drab to darling. Also, don’t be afraid to wear a bold shoe to pick up on a color in the rest of your look.”

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“Add one bold item to your look. We took this classic black and white look to the next level by pairing the pieces with a bright pink jean.”

Black faux leather pointed closed toes pumps $21, AMI Clubwear. Polka dot hi-lo top $63, Line & Dot. Janice in lipstick pink JEANS $100, Level 99.

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“Layering is a fun way to mix in colors. Don’t be afraid to add a print – we toned down this fun tank for the work week by adding a lightweight blazer.”

Black textured faux leather peep toe platform pumps $28, AMI Clubwear. Dark wash skinny flare $54, Costa Blanca. Modern muse tank $40, WkShp. Asymmetrical lightweight blazer $80, Gracia. Pewter enameled petal ring $32.50, Skinny by Jessica Elliot. Coral oval hoop earrings with crystal $20, Skinny by Jessica Elliot.

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tia mowry

Tia Mowry’s voice, crisp and vibrant, echoes through the room as she takes time to introduce herself to everyone who stands before her. She is smiling from ear to ear, and her signature golden skin and sparkling mocha eyes have not changed since she and her identical twin sister Tamara first appeared on the WB sitcom, Sister, Sister, back in 1994. Although her physicality remains untouched, Tia’s personal life has seen dramatic changes, the most central being her pregnancy and the birth of her son Cree (meaning: warrior), an experience she documents in her new book, “Oh Baby,” which hits shelves this May. “I want to share my experience because I feel like there aren’t a lot of people out there who will tell you what it’s really like to be pregnant. The book is [written] from a realistic perspective. I wanted to share my joys, tears—all the funky, crazy stuff that happens during pregnancy. When I was pregnant I was writing a journal, and this is basically my journal. Everything is extremely genuine. It’s written as if you were talking to your girlfriend.” Tia and Tamera’s reality show, appropriately titled Tia & Tamera, was picked up by the Style Network in 2010. “My sister and I are very open to sharing the good things about sisterhood, and the bad things like sibling rivalry, which is very real.” Watching the show, it’s hard not to feel like “Tia and Tamera” is the same person. Tia makes it clear that the two have very different, often contrasting personalities. “My sister and I are different, and I think that’s what makes us work. Even our husbands are very different. Tamara would never date a guy like my husband, and I wouldn’t go for someone like her husband. She is very traditional, yet she is spontaneous, and I’m very structured. What’s really cool about our personalities is that sometimes you need a little bit of spontaneity in your life, and sometimes you need structure. I help her out and she helps me out.” Overflowing with contagious positivity, Tia’s humble spirit is a far cry from that of Hollywood’s archetypal celeb-reality star. The philosophy of the show is one of cordiality. “We saw that our fans are very loyal. It’s crazy how we’ve kept our fan-base from Sister, Sister. We wanted to give back to them because they are the reasons why we are where we are today. We wanted to give them a chance to see what happens behind the scenes.“ Tia & Tamera does not subscribe to the smoke, mirrors and staged debauchery of your run-of-the mill evening reality shows. It’s an intimate documentary of their lives, capturing major life transformations, including the disquieting moments of Tia’s pregnancy. “One of the scariest moments of my pregnancy was when my doctor told me I was low on amniotic fluid.

Photographed by Diana King styled by Zoe Costello

When you hear you’re low on amniotic fluid, you get scared because the amniotic fluid indicates that your child’s kidneys are functioning. So when I heard about it being low, I was like ‘Oh my god, is there something wrong with the baby?’” Filming a reality show is the last thing most women would want to do during pregnancy. “At first I was very hesitant about it because I knew everyone was going to see me gain 60lbs,” Tia states of her initial reluctance, “But then I thought I’m going to be able to go back and show my son how mommy was when he was in her belly; I think he’s really going to enjoy that.” For Tia, the security of her family unit takes precedence. She is particularly protective of one aspect of her life, and reasonably so. “The only thing I’m very private about is my relationship with my husband. It’s a part of my life that’s so dear to me; I just want to keep it private. He isn’t on the show very much, and that’s by choice. It seems like people who do reality shows with their [spouses] always end up in divorces. I want to stay married.” When she speaks of her son, Tia glows with bliss. “[Before] my son came along, I thought I knew what love was. I never knew what unconditional love was, but now I understand.” Cree’s birth has given Tia a new perception of life. “My son makes this world a magical place. A tree is not just a tree to me anymore; a beach is not just a beach. Seeing the world through his eyes just makes everything old seem so new to me. He is teaching me to stop and smell the roses. I can be a bit of a workaholic, but he teaches me that it isn’t all about that. Enjoying what else the world has to offer is [just as] rewarding - maybe even more rewarding.” Though Tia knows the ups and downs of Young Hollywood, she has no plans of preventing Cree from pursuing a career in entertainment. “If I were to say he couldn’t do it, I would be a hypocrite. This is what his parent’s do and this is how our family makes money; this is our lifestyle. I definitely don’t want to be that parent who forces him to do something that he doesn’t love doing.” One thing she does stand her ground on is education. “He can do whatever he wants as long as he has a college education. College is not all about figuring out what [career] you want to pursue, but it [contributes to] how you are shaped as an individual. College was very important in my life, and I want to share that with him.” When asked about her secret to maintaining a successful career, Tia refers to what she feels is the most important virtue for making it in the industry. “In this business, [people] try to be who they think they should be. There is no longevity in that. Stay true to who you are.” - ASHLEY SYMONE LEE WWW.ZOOEYMAGAZINE.COM

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A Humble Abode of Style doe deere is the founder of lime crime, an eccentric cosmetics line

“Anything worth doing is worth over-doing. When I create a theme, I take it to the max.” A true to life Russian Doll, Doe Deere shook the beauty industry back in 2008 when she launched Lime Crime Cosmetics, an imaginative collection of sinfully bright lipsticks and shadows that exhibit Doe’s affinity for all things whimsy and fantastical. “My makeup line is just one facet of my love for color. My house is not the same as Lime Crime—there is a lot more to it. My home is my opportunity to explore the rest of my interests in color and culture.” Nestled on the periphery of Los Angeles’ legendary Fairfax District, Deere’s picturesque apartment is an expression of her maximalist design ethos, tinged with international flare. “I have some antique Shanghai posters, and there is a gorgeous gold Victorian love seat in the office. I love Moroccan and Chinese, and there is a bit of Eastern European influence because of my Russian background.” Rich colors define the space. “Everything about color is inspiring to me. When I listen to music, I process it in color. My dreams are never black and white. I love color and I see the hues in everything, everywhere.” There are unusual antiquities around every corner, all of which Doe hand-picked from local flea markets and antique shops. “I love going to flea markets and antiquing and thrifting, especially since I moved to LA. It is like one big treasure chest. I don’t think there is one amazing store in the world where you can just go and buy everything from that one place and you’re set. Where is the fun in that? The fun is in the journey and the search.” When creating the space, Deere’s highest priority was the well-being of her husband and their three luxuriously fluffy Persian cats, Puffy Fluffles, Felix Fluffingsworth, and the newest addition to the family, Chester, who is a rescue. “I wanted this place to be a haven and a place of comfort for me and my family. Everything is based on that and around that. There is no home without them.” – ASHLEY SYMONE LEE Photographed by Brian O’Hara Production Assistant: Alex Levine

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My husband Mark is very much into 70s patterns, and he likes to interject a bit of modern and a lot of rock and roll. He has fantastic taste I often reference him for opinions on what works and what doesn’t. My vision can be very bombastic, and tends to be all over the place. Sometimes you need another person to try to narrow it down to something that really works.

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My bedroom is very soft and pretty, like the French countryside. It’s inspired by Marie Antoinette who I idolize. My favorite place in the house is my vanity in the bedroom, that’s where I do my makeup, and keep all my perfumes. That’s where I feel most inspired to be a female.


I love all sorts of colors. From very saturated, to muted to pastels to darks to lights. I don’t discriminate. Color is color. It has no limit. Most of the things in this apartment came from flea markets or thrift stores. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful space as long as you have an idea, and a little bit of taste.

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Spring Entertaining: Dessert Party say hello to edible colors by Caroline Egan of Coeur de La Photography

Spring, a season that at times reminds me of winter, but often teases me with glimpses of summer. A season where sweet cherry blossoms linger in the air, wildflowers make their debut, and everything seems to come alive. Farmers’ markets begin to offer first of the season strawberries, apricots that burst with flavor and offer stories of long summer nights with each and every bite, and cherries which are all the more refreshing after the copious amounts of squash and citrus that were available in winter. Entertaining in spring is refreshing as I let the season inspire me. When it comes to entertaining, my motto is to do things simply and let the food and décor speak for themselves. The great thing about seasonal entertaining is that one does not have to go too far for creative ideas. So, what better way to celebrate spring, a season that offers an abundance of sweetness, than to have a dessert party? Daffodils and ranunculus cover my table as I begin to decorate for an afternoon filled with dessert, friends, and laughter. When I decided to throw a dessert party I knew that my main décor would be centered around flowers. Spring flowers are some of my favorites as they offer so much character, color, and cheer to those April rainy days. But today, they are offering color and character to my tablescape. As for desserts, what better way to celebrate spring than with a menu that showcases some of the season’s best. Fresh strawberries paired with homemade whipped cream, apricot thumbprint cookies with homemade apricot jam, hummingbird cupcakes that may not be seasonal, but with coconut, banana, and pineapple these cupcakes will tease my guests that summer is right around the corner, ever so light vanilla bean cupcakes with light pink cream cheese frosting, and last but not least, mini peach pies that scream warm weather. My hope is that when each of my guests bites into a piece of pie, takes a sip of lavender lemonade, or nibbles on an apricot thumbprint cookie, that they too become as enchanted with spring as I am. So, the next time you are entertaining, use what you have around you to throw a gathering that is simple, sweet, and celebrates the season at hand. Bisous.

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Hummingbird Cupcakes Ingredients: Batter 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ginger (you can omit this) ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 2 cups mashed bananas (ripe), I use 4 bananas 1 can of pineapple pieces (crush before using) ½ cup dried coconut Ingredients: Frosting An 8oz package of cream cheese (softened) 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter ½ cup of powdered sugar (more if needed) 2-3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract In a medium sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla, and butter. Mix until smooth. Next, add your powdered sugar and mix with a hand mixer or a stand alone mixer. If your cream cheese frosting is to thin, lacking form, or seems runny add more powdered sugar by the tablespoon. Taste as you go and enjoy.

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Directions: Batter (Preheat oven to 350°) 1. In a medium sized bowl, sift together your dried ingredients and set aside. 2. Melt your butter and make sure you completely let it cool before using. 3. Use a large bowl and with a hand mixer, mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla for about two to three minutes. Next, add your eggs one at a time, mixing until pale yellow. 4. In a medium bowl mix together the crushed pineapple, mashed bananas, and dried coconut. Once mixed add to the egg mixture. Stir in flour mixture in parts and mix. Make sure to scrape down the sides of your bowl. 5. Line a standard sized muffin sheet with your favorite cupcake liners and bake for 25-28 minutes at 350°. To test, use a toothpick and insert into the middle of one of your cupcakes, if it comes out clean remove cupcakes from the oven and let cupcakes cool on a wire rack before frosting. Frost these cupcakes with a sweet cream cheese frosting and adorn with dried pineapple flowers. Directions: Dried Pineapple Flowers Peel one large pineapple and remove the unwanted eyes. Cut thin slices of pineapple crosswise, each slice will be a flower. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and place your sliced pineapple flowers on the baking sheets. Place in the oven at 225-250°. Flip slices every 30 minutes for 1.5 to 2 hours. Once your slices are dry, place on a wire rack and let cool. Once cooled, pinch the middles and place on your cupcakes.


Latte Art

imagine art in every day things

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recipes BY Kathy Patalsky

Colorful Green Fully Loaded Kale Salad Ingredients

Directions

1 large bunch of kale (any variety) - remove thick stems/ shred leaves by hand

1.Wash your kale, dry well. Pull tender leaves from thick lower stems. Shred leaves by hand. Add to large mixing bowl. Discard thick stems. 2. Briskly mix together the dressing ingredients. Do a taste test and adjust as desired for your tastes. You can always add in more maple syrup if your tahini is too bitter. I also like to add in an extra splash of apple cider vinegar when I’m craving a very zesty salad. 3. Toss your kale salad in your dressing. I use salad tongs instead of my hands (some will massage the kale). 4. Fold in the hemp seeds and sunflower seeds. 5. Add the remaining toppings on top. 6. Fold the dressing with veggies. Serve immediately for crunchy, soft slaw or allow to chill in the fridge for a more marinated, pickled slaw. Allowing the slaw to set overnight will slightly wilt the cabbage but also intensify the flavors.

Toppings (as shown - but you can add your favorites): 2 Tbsp hemp seeds 2 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds 1/2 cup apple, sliced 1/2 avocado, diced/tossed in lemon juice handful of cherry tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup juice-packed mandarin oranges 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced fine black pepper Dressing: 2 1/2 Tbsp tahini 3 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 1-2 tsp healthy oil (macadamia nut oil or grape seed oil are great)

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16 ounces silken or firm tofu
 2 Tbsp tamari
 1 1/2 Tbsp black truffle oil 3/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 Tbsp safflower oil 2 Tbsp umeboshi vinegar (ume vinegar) 
 1/4 tsp fine black pepper
 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup white onion, chopped
 1 tsp turmeric

1. Heat safflower oil in skillet. 2. Crumble tofu into pan. 3. Add in the nutritional yeast, tamari, pepper, truffle oil, onion and vinegar. (And optional turmeric). 4. Saute about 4-5 minutes. 5. Add in the frozen peas - cook for another 2 minutes until peas are hot. Plate and serve warm from skillet!

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Pink Watermelon Strawberry Lime Frosty

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Ingredients

Directions

1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon (in large diced cubes for easy blending) 3/4 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup coconut water (or plain water) *add slowly as needed to get blender moving – add more if needed 1 banana 2 limes, squeezed 1-2 tsp agave syrup (to taste) ice optional

Blend in high speed blender – add ice for a frostier sip. Serves 2-3 people.

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Blueberry Pear Ginger Lattice Pie Ingredients

Directions

2 pie crusts (or enough dough for top/bottom layers) *use premade frozen vegan pie crusts or make your own. Veganize any pie crust recipe by using vegan buttery spread instead of dairy butter.

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 2. Dissolve the corn starch into the cold cider. In a sauce pan, over medium heat, add all the filling ingredients. Stir gently until the mixture starts to bubble and thicken. Keep stirring over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. The berries and pears will soften and form their own sauce. 3. Remove the filling from the heat and pour into your pie shell. 4. Now you can add your top layer of crust. Any design you’d like. 5. Bake pie for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Then reduce to 350 and bake for an additional 25 minutes - or until edges brown. 6. Cool the pie. It is delicious warm or chilled.

Filling: 2 small bosc pears (or one large), sliced long and thin 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 tsp ginger powder 1/2 cup apple cider 3 Tbsp corn starch (or arrowroot powder) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup vegan buttery spread pinch of salt

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BEAUTY HOW-TO’S BY SHARON TABB Beauty Editor Sharon Tabb takes you back to the 1960s with two tutorials featuring the cat eye look and the beehive hair. Photographer Shevaun Williams captures each step to help make these looks doable for those who aspire to achieve both styles.

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Step 1: Applying neutral tones on the eye lid. Apply slightly darker neutral tone in the crease like “cafe au lait” from FACE ATELIER. This gives some depth to the eye without looking harsh. Step 2: Apply a colorful blue creme liner with an angle brush. Keeping close to lash line. Step 3: Pulling the colorful cream liner out into a cat eye. It’s a nice alternative to the traditional black eye and perfect for spring or summer. Step 4: Applying a white pencil eyeliner to the lower inner waterline on the eye. This will create a true wake up call to the eyes. Looking fresh and bright perfect for tired eyes. Step 5: Finish off with mascara to complete the look.

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the beloved beehive

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Step 1 and 2: Section the hair into 3 sections. Top of the crown parted down each side of head behind ears and clamp off that back section. The front section left and right side can be parted by natural part or however you plan on styling. Step 3: Put volume powder into the roots of the hair ( where you will be teasing) many brands carry and this helps build volume and keep the volume. Step 4 and 5: Grab some hair at the beginning of the crown in the back section, taking small rows of hair and pulling the hair forward and teasing the base (root) of the hair and gradually move up the hair shaft teasing a few inches up. Step 6: Pull that back teased section and smooth and put in a pony tail. Step 7: Pin the front sections back into the ponytail and smooth out.

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Month of Style calivintage.com

Erin Hagstrom writes Calivintage, a space where she writes and posts about fashion, style and inspiration. Launched in December of 2008, Calivintage is the ultimate style guide and source of inspiration for all things vintage and lovely. Through beautiful photographs and blog entries, Hagstrom shows off her personal style, what inspires her, and street style, which she photographs herself. Calivintage is the perfect intersection of all of Hagstrom’s interests, including writing, photography, fashion and web and graphic design. Hagstrom has been featured in print in Glamour Magazine among others, and online on sites like Gilt Groupe and Modcloth. With striking photographs that highlight details and nuances and text with voice and character, Calivintage is the California girls’ go-to blog for inspiration. - MICHELLE CHANG

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A SHORT STORY

gregory’s fountain by austin farmer

Two old men revisit their childhood getaway for a fishing trip. As they are out on the lake, however, something mysterious happens, and superstitious Gregory wants more. It is up to frail Jeremy to save his greedy brother before it is too late. oonlight refracted from Jeremy’s’ wheelchair in broken rays of silver light. Gregory wheezed as he pushed Jeremy through the damp dirt, grumbling under his breath. Jeremy shook unsteadily in his chair, and the plastic bucket of worms teetered back and forth in his hand as if he were slowly ascending a wooden roller-coaster. Still, Jeremy was in high spirits, and the night was his to own. “A little motion sickness never hurt nobody before,” Jeremy said. His tone was nothing more than a croak, the voice of a fragile old man. He feebly waved his hand in the air to dismiss any thoughts of turning back. As his thin, vein-covered arm started to throb with pain at the action, he realized that every ounce of energy needed to be conserved. “Easy for you to say,” Gregory said. “Try pushin’ a fat ol’ man all the way to the lake, ya hear? I nearly stepped on all the cracks and broke Mama’s back.” Jeremy laughed and needed a second to catch his breath. He tried to make his lungs pull in a large gust of air, but it felt as if he were inhaling through a broken straw. His body was clearly not functioning how it used to. “We’re still in our glory days,” he said. They were near the edge of the land now, and as they approached the shore, Jeremy noticed that the lake was completely and majestically still. Not a boat was sailing across the water, and the fish were keeping to themselves. The lake had been waiting for them, Jeremy reasoned, for it knew that their time was limited. The water was unbroken, a thin sheet of crystal blue, and Jeremy hadn’t seen a sight so beautiful in all his long life. Gregory pushed Jeremy down to the dock, and as the wheels transitioned onto the wood, Jeremy felt a peaceful ease settle over his weak body. “See, that’s how ya do it, slow and steady,” Jeremy said. “I really appreciate you bringin’ me here.” “Yeah, yeah, yeah. You didn’t have to do any of the work, and I’m nearly sweating my jewels off here.” A sullen look

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swept across Gregory’s face. “I would jump in that there water and cool myself down if I was young enough. You just enjoy yerself before we both hit the graves.” Jeremy let out a long sigh. “Let’s not talk ‘bout death right now,” he said. “Why, you afraid?” “Course not,” Jeremy said firmly. It was true. He wasn’t afraid at all. “I just don’t wanna keep thinkin’ about it. We didn’t come all this way to think about those things we can’t control.” Gregory pulled Jeremy to a sudden stop. “Oh, but we can,” he said. Jeremy shook his head in passing. In all their years together, Gregory had always been paranoid about one thing or another in his life. Gregory was a man driven by superstition, and his actions were based solely upon his irrational, impulsive fears. When he was little, it had been a fear of walking under those awful ladders down Third Street. After Gregory had bought a house of his own - a real man at last, Jeremy had called him - it was a constant fear of breaking the bathroom mirrors while he was sleep-walking; the seven years of bad luck, Gregory had said, would be absolutely unbearable. These fears, however, were all a projection of Gregory’s insecurities, and none of the intended consequences had actually come to pass. Now, as Gregory was worrying over his next biggest fear of immediate death, Jeremy concluded that this too was just one of Gregory’s many fears that wouldn’t happen, at least not for a long time. Or so Jeremy thought. “The boat’s ready for me,” Jeremy said excitedly. He gently patted his thighs and motioned for Gregory to lift. “No, we’ll just wheel you in,” Gregory said. “Hold on.” The motorboat sat perfectly undisturbed on the water. It was level with the dock, and all Gregory had to do was tilt Jeremy’s wheelchair up at the ends - a sweet wheelie, Jeremy


had joked - to push Jeremy into the boat. Once onboard, Jeremy put the can of worms down on the cushioned seat, scooted his wheelchair back, and looked at Gregory with a wistful smile. Gregory lifted himself up into the boat with a heavy sigh. “We’re not little kids no more,” he said. “We’re probably gonna fall asleep. I don’t know why I even agreed to this.” He pulled two fishing rods from the space underneath the cushion, which was empty save for a whistle, and handed one to Jeremy. Jeremy took the fishing pole, a tremendous effort in itself, and grew frustrated as he attempted to slide it through the metal ring attached to the boat’s rim. His fading eyesight made it very difficult to accomplish, but after the third try, the fishing pole was locked into place. “Just quit your yappin’ and have some fun already,” Jeremy said, feeling elated at the little victory. Gregory pulled vigorously at the motor, and the engine kicked to life with a sudden jolt. The blade of the engine chopped up the water, creating a turbulence that spread underneath the dock. He untied the rope that attached the boat to the dock, coiled it onto the floor, and pressed the accelerator. The boat left the shore, and Jeremy’s adventure had finally begun. The trip had been a long time coming; convincing Gregory, the last of his surviving blood-line, to bring him a mile out through the forest to their old spot was nearly impossible. Throughout the past couple years, Gregory had said there was no point to going to the lake. They were growing old, he had whined, and unless the northern lights were wavering above the blue seas, they shouldn’t waste their time. But despite Gregory’s reluctance, Jeremy had finally won the battle. Jeremy smiled a toothy grin as the cool air nipped at his pink cheeks. He pulled down the brakes of the wheelchair and felt safe as the boat gained speed. The water was beginning to churn like a storm in a teacup, and Jeremy felt as if he were a pioneer sailing the seven seas, moments away from discovering a land to call his own. They arrived at the center of the lake, and as Gregory pulled back the throttle, the boat drifted along until it finally came to a stop. The lake grew calm, and a light mist from the disintegrating waves floated to the boat and disappeared like a ghostly vision in front of Jeremy’s eyes. Jeremy grabbed one of the many worms from the bait jar and attached it to his hook. Gregory walked to Jeremy, unlocked the wheelchair’s brakes, and pushed him a foot away. “Thanks for gettin’ my bait ready for me,” he said sarcastically. “You’re a good brother.” Disheartened, Jeremy reached for the other pole and locked it into place. It was sad, but his brother still hadn’t matured after all these years. In fact, he had only grown more rapacious than ever. “Don’cha ever get tired of sittin’ all the time?” Gregory said. “Not at all. There’s plenty to do.” Gregory dropped his line in the lake, and the hook sunk low into the water. “I dunno, but if I was you, I would go bonkers. There’s so much more you can do standing up.” Grabbing another worm from the jar, Jeremy took the hook

with his frail hands and pierced it through the worm’s core. The worm continued wriggling, and he wondered if it felt any pain at all. “I disagree,” Jeremy said. “You miss a lot of the world when you’re always rushin’ around.” Gregory opened his mouth as if to speak but said nothing. As Jeremy released his hand from the reel, something in the water caught his eye. The dark blue began to glow, as if a million turquoise fireflies were swirling around in the water, and Jeremy realized that the wake of the boat had triggered a bioluminescent reaction in the plankton. “Look.” Jeremy slowly brought his hand in the air and pointed with youthful admiration. “The water’s glowing.” “Course it is,” Gregory said bitterly. “I’m not blind, ya know.” Jeremy sighed. There was no room for romanticism with Gregory, and he had never failed to drain the magic out of a situation. Nevertheless, Jeremy was determined to enjoy the sight, as it was possibly one of the last times he would be able to experience such a thrill. The plankton set their bodies on fire, and the water became a neon sunset against the black sky. “It’s really something,” Jeremy said. “Yeah, I guess,” Gregory responded flatly. He brought his wrinkled hand to his forehead and, after a moment, gasped in surprise as if he remembered something long forgotten. “Wait a minute. Yeah. It really is somethin’,” Gregory said. “They say if you touch ‘em glowing critters all over your body in the moonlight while the northern lights are shining, you’ll live forever with all the luck in the world.” Jeremy laughed. It was just another one of his brother’s crazy superstitions. “Oh, do they now? Then how come we haven’t seen anyone live forever?” Gregory smiled, his eyes filled with an alarming temptation. “It’s ‘cuz nobody brave enough ever tried.” He removed his hand from the fishing pole and leaned over the side of the boat. He skimmed the surface of the water with his hand, and a mini whirlpool of light swirled below the surface. Then, he flicked the water with his vacant ring-finger, and the plankton flew through the sky like a polychromatic comet. “You shouldn’t disturb ‘em,” Jeremy said. “Why not?” “‘Cuz there’s no reason too,” Jeremy said. “It’s not our place to do so. We can enjoy them all we want right sittin’ right here.” But Gregory was discontent. He mumbled something incoherent under his breath, and Jeremy could see that he was frustrated. Jeremy remained silent, though, and being the older brother that he was, he had to show Gregory that not everything was theirs to have. Sure, the colors were alluring, but they shouldn’t mess with nature. “Don’cha wanna live forever?” Gregory turned towards Jeremy, and his pupils had dilated to the size of two dark moons. Jeremy had that instinctive, guttural feeling that something wasn’t right. “Not if you keep actin’ the way you are,” Jeremy said. He placed his hands back on the fishing pole and shook his head disapprovingly. “Too much of somethin’ isn’t always good, ya know.” WWW.ZOOEYMAGAZINE.COM

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The lake reflected bioluminescent jewels in Gregory’s eyes, making him appear inhuman. His gaze was far off, focusing on the deepest trenches below the lake, and he looked fearful. Jeremy grew terrified. If he was able-bodied, he would have jumped out of the boat right then and swam as far away as he could. “But imagine all the things I could do,” Gregory whispered, his tone breathy with perverted fascination. He leaned over the side of the boat, scooped a handful of water, and dropped it back into the lake like liquid pixie dust. “I want more. I could become rich. I could buy anything I want, whenever I want. Doesn’t that sound good, Jeremy? Doesn’t that sound like the life you wanna live?” Jeremy shifted his torso uneasily in his chair. “It’s gettin’ late. Let’s head back.” The moon became lost behind a layer of clouds, and in the absence of the moonlight, the lake grew in luminosity. A harsh shadow fell upon Gregory’s face, and his left cheek became lost in the darkness. The lake projected an electric-blue light into the air, and the world shifted its focus upon the creatures in the water. “You’re naive,” Gregory said. “Just look at what we can have.” Overhead, the sky began to waver with multi-colored beams of light as if it were slowly exhaling a rainbow. Gregory’s eyes grew wide, and his face reflected the crimson red of the sky. “The northern lights,” Gregory said slowly. A sudden realization drained the blood out of his face. “It’s happening, Jeremy. It’s actually happening!” He rolled up his sleeve, leaned carefully over the side of the boat, and submerged his whole arm into the water. It looked as if Gregory’s arm had been cut down the middle, and when he pulled his arm out, his arm glowed like an atomic radiator. “I done it. My arm’s gonna live forever,” Gregory said. He cocked his neck slowly towards the water. “Now how ‘bout both arms?” “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever-” “-Just you watch,” Gregory said. He sunk his other arm into the water, and when he stood up, both of his arms looked like mini universes. His veins seemed to be filled with twinkling stars, and his arm pulsated with a blue aura, covering up the sagging, wrinkling folds on his skin. He took one look at his sparkling self and exclaimed, “Look at me! I’m growin’ younger.” He turned to Jeremy and smiled demonically. “If you stick your legs in the water, maybe you can walk, too.” Gregory walked slowly towards Jeremy, as if he were a zombie in one of the black and white horror flicks they had watched growing up. Now, as the boat teetered with each of Gregory’s steps, Jeremy grew worried that the unbalanced weight on the boat might make it tip over. The water broke out into splashes of little rainbows, and Jeremy had to do something to keep from going under. Unlocking the brakes on his wheelchair, Jeremy rolled to the opposite side of the motorboat, and Gregory took great offense to this. “You think I’m crazy?” Gregory said. “You wanna stay away from me?” Jeremy looked at his brother with horror, and Gregory laughed at him as if he were the crazy one. “Fine,” Gregory added. “More for me.”

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Gregory slowly inched to the edge of the boat. “I’m gonna be the oldest man to walk the Earth.” “Gregory Allan Robbins,” Jeremy said. His weakened heart was beginning to beat an unsteady rhythm. This unhealthy excitement was too much for him, and he knew that his brother’s old body wouldn’t have the strength to swim. “Get a’hold of yourself. You can’t keep on believing those silly superstitions just because you’re so damn greedy.” “I. Am. Not. Greedy.” Gregory looked admiringly up at the sky and back down at Jeremy. There was pure hatred in his eyes, as if he was possessed by a demon. “You’re blind, is all. You’re a man who can’t walk and can’t see.” Jeremy grew angry but said nothing. Gregory added, “This is our chance, can’t you see? It’s now or never, dammit!” “Now that’s enough.” Gregory lifted his foot onto the edge of the boat, placed his hands over his forehead in a teepee, and positioned himself for an Olympic dive into the lake. Jeremy felt his lungs fill with lead. “Gregory, don’t do anything you’re gonna-” The next thing Jeremy saw was a blue streak of light that shot to the heavens. Gregory’s legs were flying through to the other side of the water, and when his head went under, a grim silence fell over the lake. Jeremy yelled as loud as he could, but his screams were buried beneath the death-splashes in the lake. After what seemed like a lifetime, Gregory emerged from the water, gasping. He flailed his hands in the air, blasting multiple beams of light in every direction. Radiant water filled his mouth as he tried to call for help. He kicked his legs, attempting to tread water, but his strength failed him. He sunk back down again. “Gregory!” Jeremy pushed his wheelchair to the motor with all his might. He reached the motor. He pulled the engine’s rope. He was too weak to get it going. “No. It can’t be.” He pulled again, but the engine remained lifeless. Jeremy was forced to sit and watch as Gregory battled the world’s colors. Jeremy covered his eyes with his hands, but he was too frail to keep them suspended in the air for long. Jeremy slowly lifted the seat cushion and pulled out the whistle. He forced air through his lungs, and the whistle produced a soft chirp. The whistle caught Gregory’s attention, and Jeremy locked eyes with his brother for the last time before he went under, never to resurface. There was a defeated look in his eyes, as if he had finally realized his vices, but in the shining lights, he looked young, and therefore tranquil. After a while, the splashing stopped altogether. The air grew silent, and the light show had finally come to an end. All Jeremy could see was a sea of blue, and somewhere at the bottom, his brother was there, too. The viscous colors of Gregory’s superstitions had swallowed him whole. Jeremy tried to comfort himself in the fact that his brother’s body would grow forever old at the bottom of the fountain of youth, but even that wasn’t very rewarding. The colors dimmed to a blank nothing, and blackness engulfed the lake. It was going to be a dark night.


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jfd, 26, is

wise beyond his years, but still

retains that youthful glimmer photographed by derek wood / styled by kenn law

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ohn Francis Daley is a natural storyteller. This is one thing that becomes clear to me as we talk in a studio loft in Los Angeles’ hip downtown Art District. His recent transition from telling stories as a genre spanning actor’s actor, into creating them with quick-witted writing, has been fluid and exciting. With features such as the highly acclaimed Horrible Bosses among his first experiments in writing, his storytelling seems very natural indeed. I soon learned that his attuned abilities are not formulaic, but intuitive, coming from a very natural place. His intelligence is clear not only in his wise career choices (and unusual ability to excel at everything he touches), but also in his thoughtful insights in our conversation. He is, of course, very funny, but he is also very, well...normal. As we chat after a fun outdoor photo shoot, his ‘jeans and T-shirt’ exterior is a reflection of his approachable, relaxed disposition. Just a funny, normal guy, that just happens to be one of the hardest working, and increasingly successful men in Hollywood. Many will know Daley from cult favorite Freaks and Geeks, a short-lived, but still well loved, teen comedy of the late 90s. The show, created by Paul Fieg (Bridesmaids) and Judd Apatow (Superbad, Anchorman), featured an ensemble cast that has since all reached individual success, including James Franco, Jason Segel, and Seth Rogen. “It was amazing. No one had done anything before that in the cast. And then obviously they all went on to have huge success, almost everyone in the cast, which is insane, you never see that. So it was great to be a part of something, I think we all knew it was something special at the time.” The mix of wonderful early Fieg-Apatow writing, and genius casting

made for longevity and resonance, and gave a then teenage Daley his first taste of the television world. Since then, Daley has worked consistently and has now far exceeded the bounds of ‘child star.’ Even more will know him as Dr. Lance Sweets in the long-running, and consistently high-rated, crime drama series, Bones, on which he has been a regular since 2007. “I thought it was really cool the way they managed to combine heavy, dramatic, gross murder with light humor. So I was attracted to that. I got the offer to be a regular, and I jumped at the chance.” These widely loved roles have affirmed his adult and prominent position in the industry. But it soon became clear that John could not be held by the bounds of ‘actor,’ either. “My first television writing experience was the episode of Bones that I co-wrote. It was an honor to be a part of that, and it really gave me a completely different perspective on how they create those episodes. It takes so much research, there’s a big team of fact checkers. It was something that I had done since I was really little, making short films and acting in them. But to see it on a professional level was great.” This pairing with co-writer Jonathan Goldstein seems the perfect working relationship, paying off when the pair happened upon Horrible Bosses after writing many scripts that were left unused. This is where his innate storytelling abilities comes into play. He takes real life influences, in a natural process. Without need for formal training, his style and execution is as free as his creations are. “I think most writers would tell you that they draw inspiration from things that have happened in their lives. But it can be a challenge, I’m

26, and I’m supposed to be writing in the voice of sometimes 40, 50 year olds. So that’s when you kind of take not only your own experiences, but the experiences of the other people that you know, and bring them into play. As far as our process, Jonathan and I just throw ideas at each other all day. We’re always in the same room writing, looking at the same screen. With the dialogue we basically just say it - we say what the character would say. So it really comes naturally in that sense.” For the future, Daley is keeping his options open, and continuing to merge all of these paths in entertainment, including further dabbling in direction, music, and an extension of the success of Horrible Bosses to a sequel. “In the most simple terms, I want to keep doing what I’m doing, and having the freedom to do what I want to do. We just signed on to direct Vacation, which is a reboot of the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. I was a huge fan of it as a kid, it was one of those fundamental comedies. So when we were hired to write it we jumped at the chance, and then couldn’t believe it when they offered us the directing job. I’m also in a band called Dayplayer. We just recorded a song that my writing partner and I are going to direct a video for. It’s kind of rock, electronic, you could classify it as indie.” When talking of new projects, you can feel his excitement. “We also just finished filming The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (written by Daley and Golstein) last week. It was an amazing experience. Everything I’ve seen has been really funny and I couldn’t have asked for a better cast. We sometimes have to remind ourselves how surreal all of this is. Jim Carrey was one of my heroes as kid, and now he’s speaking words that we wrote!” WWW.ZOOEYMAGAZINE.COM

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Daley closed our interview by hitting me with some sage wisdom. “It’s really easy, in any career, to be discouraged. You have to sort of evaluate how much you want whatever you’re doing. If it’s not enough to sacrifice almost everything pursuing it, then it’s not worth pursuing. So first take a look at the reasons why you want to do what you’re doing. A lot of aspiring actors go into it for the fame, and the money, and all the reasons why Scarface got into drug dealing. So take a look at if it really does make you happy, just the doing of it, as opposed to the all the perks that go along with it. Then, don’t be discouraged when you don’t get your 20th audition. Because I can say, for every 25 auditions I go on, I might get one thing. And that’s all you need, that one thing. I think of it like gambling, where you have an unlimited amount of chips. You just have to keep playing. If you’re playing the slots, and you keep losing, then just know that you’ve got a million more chips to play with, and it’s just you that’s going to stop and leave. But each time you play, your odds of actually getting something get greater and greater, because it’s simple math.” This passionately persistent outlook is greatly inspiring, and John Francis Daley is evidently a man of enduring vigor, “I always wanted to do this when I was young. I always wanted to write, direct, and act and do music - basically anything in the entertainment industry. Minus porn, which you never know... we’ll see how my career goes!” With insightful comments like these, it is clear why John makes a fantastic writer (a brilliant comedic writer). He is wise beyond his years, but still retains that youthful glimmer, and that is why I am certain he will enjoy a lengthy career doing just about everything. - FRANCESA NICOL

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Anna Paquin Under layers of charcoal wool with those Raisinette eyes and hiding behind turquoise shades, I realized that Anna Paquin just might be our contemporary, mysterious starlet. An enigmatic actress? I didn’t know they still existed. We had Marlene Dietrich in the 1930s, the ultra private Jodie Foster in the 80s/90s and all those other elusive starlets in between. But now? In an era where reality TV, Twitter, and TMZ have excessively fed our addiction for knowing all there is to know about stars, any mystery has seemingly faded. At least I thought it had until I sat down for a sunny March afternoon lunch at Santa Monica’s M Kitchen with Anna Paquin and the orange peach smoothie she ordered. Successfully concealing a baby-bump under layers of charcoal wool along with those Raisinette eyes, and hiding behind turquoise shades, I realized that she just might be our contemporary mysterious starlet. From the start Paquin has been unconventional. We all remember her as the 11-year-old girl who snatched an Oscar for that riveting performance of a deaf Scottish woman’s daughter in Jane Campion’s The Piano despite never having acted a day in her life. But did she seize the massive career awaiting her after this enormous accolade or did she slide down into an existence of addictions and arrests like so many other childhood actors? Neither. Instead, she took a three year hiatus only to return to the screen in small unassuming supporting roles for such films as Almost

Famous and Hurlyburly. Despite being part of the X-Men ensemble, Paquin didn’t actually step into a true starring role until she took on psychic waitress/ half-faerie/fang-banger Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s triumphant True Blood. Leaving behind that little brunette girl from New Zealand who captured our hearts in the 90s, she strutted onto our TVs as blonde, sassy, sexy, and southern…and even more bewildering than before. As an adolescent, I was obsessed with the Nancy Drew mysteries. Intentional or not, Paquin has been just that. A mystery. One to keep her personal life fiercely private, she set off a whirl of media curiosity when she declared her bi-sexuality in a 2010 PSA for the Give a Damn campaign while engaged to husband and True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer. Her answer to the numerous inquiries of why she chose to come out now? “I’m not someone who endlessly talks about her personal life for no reason, but obviously, as someone who identifies as bisexual, those are issues I really care about.” Sitting across from me stroking her unpolished, neatly cut nails and keeping a protective grasp on any and all words departing from her lips, I knew after getting “I don’t know” and “I can’t answer that” to several questions, I was going

“I’m not someone who endlessly talks about her personal life for no reason.”

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to have to convert into my beloved girl detective if I was going to get any insights into who she was. Luckily I was already wearing Miss Drew’s chic, 1960s attire. Unbeknownst to Paquin, I would attempt to solve “The Case of a Cautious Actress.” For having been in the public eye for 20 years, we don’t really know a lot about you. I don’t know about that. There isn’t a lot of unchartered territory that hasn’t been covered or reported on or noted or observed. Do you consider yourself mysterious? Mysterious? Well, private. Sure. Not in some weird recluse way. I think it’s important to have things that are just for you and people that are closest to you. Some people share absolutely everything, but then what do you have left that’s yours? It diminishes what’s really special in your life. Did you feel like you had to sacrifice some of the privacy you treasure in order to make a compelling statement for your Give a Damn PSA? Absolutely not. I think it’s a really minor biographical detail. If you’re going to talk about some cause in a way that’s meaningful, you should identify why it means something to you. Alan Ball, creator of True Blood, himself WWW.ZOOEYMAGAZINE.COM

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said in Rolling Stone, “I was conveniently bi-sexual for a long time, and then went, ‘come on who am I kidding?’” A lot of people are under the belief that bisexuals are in a state of experimenting and haven’t come to terms with who they’re attracted to. I’m sure for some people saying they’re bi-sexual feels less scary than making a statement that they’re gay. For me it’s not really an issue because I’m someone who believes being bi-sexual is actually a thing. It’s not made up. It’s not a lack of decision. It’s not being greedy or numerous other ignorant things I’ve heard at this point. For a bi-sexual it’s not about gender. That’s not the deciding factor for who they’re attracted to. How did you decide on Stephen? I think when you meet certain people that there comes a point where you can’t imagine your life without them. The idea of forever doesn’t seem like a particularly long time. I think that’s ideally how you want to go into a marriage. You don’t want to think, ‘Yeah, well, maybe. We’ll see.’ It’s a commitment. What are his best qualities? He’s much better at the gushy shit in interviews. I clam up. I love him, and that’s all you’re going to get. Your character on True Blood hasn’t been so lucky in love. In the season four finale, Sookie chooses neither Bill nor Eric. How did you feel about her choice? I think it was an appropriate moment to take a break from the vampire dating scene. At a certain point when someone keeps beating their head into the same wall, then you’re going to lose respect for them as a character, and clearly those two boys have been nothing but trouble for quite awhile. Don’t you think Sarah Michelle Gellar should make a guest appearance as a vampire slayer? I highly doubt that would ever happen. We don’t tend to do stunt casting. God knows Snoop Dogg tried.

The Dogg got denied? He did. He actually did shoot a music video for this song on our stages called “Oh, Sookie“ which if you haven’t seen I strongly suggest you Google. It’s a sort of rap tribute to our show and my character and there’s dancing Sookettes. Snoop Dogg isn’t the only obsessive fan. Did you ever suspect that fans would go to such extremes as permanently altering their appearance to resemble a vampire? Oh, the fangs. That and the red eyes. If it makes them happy go for it. It’s not something I would do, but I play make believe and dress-up for a living so I’m not in a place to judge what someone else does with their appearance. It still blows my mind that this whole vampire craze took off the way it did and for so long and doesn’t seem to be winding down. Didn’t you go through your own Goth faze as a teen? I cleaned up for work events, but my aesthetics ran on the darker less conventional side. I had the hair, the piercings, the eye make-up. I’m not sure you ever completely outgrow the person you were as a teenager.

movies I felt proud of. As a woman in what many still deem as a sexist business, how proud do you feel of starring in and producing your latest film Free Ride? It’s certainly one of those labors of love, but I mean look, it’s a boy’s club. Free Ride is a female driven story and you have to work really hard to get films financed that are about women. It’s like that now but I don’t think it always has to be. You change that by making movies about women that are interesting and compelling. Not trite and cheesy. Not over simplifying women’s emotions and lives by having big long weepy scenes that belong on some women’s network. The industry has always been fixated on the outer appearance of women. Does that ever cause insecurities to creep in? Interestingly enough, I don’t really care about my teeth, but I think any woman on this planet could say, ‘I wish my ass was smaller, my arms were thinner and I had green eyes not brown.’ I think anyone is as critical as they have the energy to self-obsess, but I also know as an actress you are more limited if you interfere with your looks. If you have a whole bunch of work done with your teeth and your face and your boobs then you’re only going to play modern people. That’s a big choice to make. Very limiting.

“I’m not a group kind of person. I’m not into parties.”

Are you still shy like you were back then? I’m not a group kind of person. I’m not into parties. I would rather be with people who I actually really like or would like to get to know better in an environment where I can hear them as opposed to trying to talk over loud music which makes me a little less than totally happy. Why did you stay away from starring roles as a teen? There’s not a lot of titillating movies made about teenage girls. What would you rather do? The lead in a film that was really bad or play a supporting role to Sean Penn? Not really a competition in my mind. I always wanted to be in

What would you like to conquer next? Surfing. Serving? No (laughs)…although that would be handy since I’m always dropping that stupid tray on set. No, I would like to be a good surfer. It just looks so freeing. You know when you see some guy or girl that’s really amazing on their surfboard and they look like they’re flying? That would be a good way to start your day. Get beaten up by the ocean and put in your place. WWW.ZOOEYMAGAZINE.COM

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