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Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

 ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND'S

NICOLE HARTMANN
OF MIRACLE FLAIR

 You've heard Miracle Flair the past 5 years

on Lopsided World Of L

HEAR MORE OF MIRACLE FLAIR ALL THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER- DECEMBER- JANUARY and more in 2017

They have a new album out now, their second.

"ANGELS CAST SHADOWS"

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To be honest, I never had a lot of thoughts about myself and fashion. Well, I’m a woman and like most of us I like clothes. But I don’t care much about brands or trends. I just wear what I feel like, which may be different from time to time. Most importantly, I want to be myself, especially on stage. I’m more the natural type, want to feel good, comfortable and confident. I never had the patience to stay longer than necessary in the bathroom.

I was always into black clothes and am not afraid to combine black with black. I've had some weird conversations..." is black a real color?" or " is wearing black all the time good for me?" Well, I must admit, I don’t care. Black is pure elegance to me, the base, plainness, and a statement. My taste in clothes corresponds to my music: Rock and Metal with some Gothic influences, but always with a certain flair and love of detail.

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Photo: Andreas Gemperle


Furthermore, I prefer plain (uni) clothes
, and rarely wear patterns or loud colors. I like classic forms and clear lines, highlighted with something exceptional. I love silver jewelry, especially big rings, necklaces, pendants and belt buckles. I adore light or floating things like feathers, elves or butterflies. My long-time favorite piece is a silver necklace with feathers. It was a present and means a lot to me. It feels like something is missing when I’m not wearing it. It reminds me to live every moment and that life is a fleeting gift.

I move about a lot gesturing with my hands or even the whole body. Therefore I often choose a practical style; long nails are not an option for me. They would not survive the day and the clacking sounds when playing the piano would annoy me.

My make up on stage and in everyday life could probably be more dramatic. I have been told that I could experiment and use more. I have to admit that this is true; I usually just use an eyeliner and mascara. It’s impressive and interesting to be styled by a professional make up artist.

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Over the last years my shopping behavior has changed. If I see something special that touches me and can afford it, I tend to buy it. I’d rather pay a little more for these random findings and really appreciate its originality or beauty. That doesn’t mean something has to be expensive to please me. It has to be love at first sight.

When I am travelling, I like to buy things as a memory; a scarf, a silver ring, any accessory, a top or whatever crosses my way. Later I associate it with the feeling I had for that special place or for that moment.

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I prefer to enter only one or two stores than go shopping all day long and hate to look for something in particular. Especially when it is very important, such as for photo shoots or video clips. Then I find everything except what I need. My tendency is to purchase extraordinary pieces, which are unique but difficult to combine.

Like music, fashion is a great way to express myself and to accentuate my personality. As a musician, I consider it a privilege to be able to wear whatever I want.

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Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 spotlight

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA'S

LAKE LADY

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on Lopsided World Of L

IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

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Overall, my approach to fashion, as with most things, is to listen to my instincts and not worry about fitting into a box by subscribing to what someone else has deemed as beautiful, appropriate, feminine, flattering or cool. My cousin Andrea turned me onto thrift stores as a Midwest middle schooler and it was life changing because I always hated wearing the same thing as everybody else. For years to come, I lived in polyblends: halter tops and bell-bottoms, wedge heels and capris. And I had a small collection of quirky sweaters with embroidered animals and “Love Is” baby tees that I cherished from a high-end vintage boutique near my school.

When I went to NYU and saw real super models everywhere and styles I had only seen in magazines next to styles I never knew existed, my mind was blown. It was so exciting to shop at the Young Designer’s Market where you could buy one of a kind pieces from new designers in the city and meet the visionaries behind the clothes, supporting innovators before their lines hit the stores. Between that and samples sales, I was in heaven. To this day, I love vintage boutiques and contemporary clothing lines that draw from the past. When dressing up, I am inspired by jazz divas such as Billie Holiday and Lena Horne who were sensual and classy with a hint of drama and a lot of decadence.

The attention to detail in everything that was being made back then was amazing, from buildings to jewelry to clothing. You can’t help but feel a little more elegant when you put something like that on. It’s also interesting to think about the hardships people endured then and how fashion and entertainment served as a much needed forms of escapism for society.



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Then there’s the California hippie side of me that loves earth tones, flowy fabrics and keeps my teen dream alive of traveling around the country in an old school VW van playing music, taking in the sites, and making friends. So day to day, I keep things pretty simple in terms of fashion. Growing up in Minnesota, layers were required for much of the year due to the weather. Now that I live in the Bay Area, I can wear layers year round but with more flair. Leather boots, sun hats and scarves are my favorite ways to accent an outfit. 


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Photo: Evan Malouf

Other essentials in my closet: harem pants, tanktops, hoodies, skirts/dresses with pockets (why doesn’t everything have pockets?!), cardigans, vests, and leggings/tights. At one point I had bins full of purses but now that I donated most of them, I have less than 10 left plus one really great backpack from Nepal. Similarly, jewelry wise, I used to have earrings for every outfit. But now I tend to wear some rings, maybe a necklace (usually long), and if I wear a bracelet it tends to be bangles. 


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Photo: Charise Sowells (pre-show selfie)


In terms of hair and makeup, my hair has always been big and my face is usually bare. Eyeliner and lipgloss used to be the extent of it for me when I was getting dolled up but thanks Youtube and Instagram tutorials, I’ve been inspired to dabble in the world of contouring for shoots and sometimes shows. There is such an artistry that goes into makeup application, it’s been fun trying different techniques to complete a look or feel. Brings me back to my days in the theater of getting creative with character makeup as a theater kid. When it’s all said and done, I wear what makes me feel good and what conveys my message to the viewer for photos and videos. That’s all that matters in the end, I think, that we are true to ourselves in fashion and beyond. 

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Photo: Zelko Nedic

 

Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

AUGUST 2016 spotlight 

 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

LINKI

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on Lopsided World Of L

TWICE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

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Freedom. Sexy. Edgy. Strong. Uncomplicated. There are words I live by, how I like to feel and exactly how I like my fashion.

  I’ve always been a pants and top kinda gal with minimal accessories, a sharp jacket and a hot pair of boots to finish off the look.  In some ways it is almost boyish or masculine but it’s what I feel most comfortable in and the kind of style that suits me the best. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy a sexy dress with a killer pair of heels but overall I just love a good rock chic look.  To me it’s powerful in it’s simplicity and rawness which also makes it very sexy.

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It’s no secret that what we wear really can have an effect on how we feel about ourselves. For me, one day I might be feeling like a rock chick with a strong message to send and the next I could be sultry, pensive and even withdrawn. These feelings are reflected in my music and by extension in how I dress.

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When I’m wearing pants, whether they be jeans or tight fitting leather, they make me just want to strut around with a purpose! And I really can’t get enough of boots or shoes in general.  There is just something about a super stylin’ pair of shoes that speaks to me. Maybe it’s because they lead me to where I’m going and where I wanna be and that’s a pretty important role!

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Hair: Jo Sharpe


I love messing around with different hairstyles. Pig-tails are playful and girlie and you can’t beat a grungy, wild mane to thrash around either on stage or at home listening to your favourite band.

  I get really inspired by people who have the ability to pull-off a really diverse combination of styles and can just rock it. There’s an art to it and a confidence required to pull it off which I really admire.

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LINKI ON INSTAGRAM

LINKI ON FACEBOOK

  LINKI ON YOUTUBE

 

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Photo: Max Fairclough

 

 Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

JULY 2016 spotlight 

 PERTH, AUSTRALIA

GEORGIA REED

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on Lopsided World Of L

TWICE IN THE MONTH OF JULY

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Photo: Zelko Nedic

 

Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

AUGUST 2016 spotlight 

 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

LINKI

 LISTEN FOR LINKI

on Lopsided World Of L

TWICE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

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Fashion is an extension of a musician’s art, though it’s not always easy for a musician to find the right outfit for stage. It can take a long time to find something that is just the right kind of wacky for you. Fashion, like music, is about creating something unique and special.

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I have always been drawn to dark, bold colours for stage. Velvet blues, burgundy, black and greens paired with 1 or 2 statement accessories. Knee high boots and necklaces with big pendants are a must for me on stage. A simple dress can be turned into a complete outfit with these additions.

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Photo: Max Fairclough

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Photo: Max Fairclough


I tend to wear shift dresses on stage. I like that they don’t constrict me, so I can move around freely and really feel the music. They are easy to wear and super easy to style. I’m super into big sleeves at the moment, bell sleeves and flares are really in-style and they give outfits a fabulous vintage vibe.


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Photo: Max Fairclough

I really enjoy shopping at independent small boutiques and labels. When you venture outside of your general GO-TO stores for fashion, you can find so many quirky and beautiful items, and the great thing is you won’t show up to a show dressed in what your friend is wearing!


GEORGIA REED WEBSITE

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 Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

JUNE 2016 spotlight 

 LONDON, ENGLAND

ANNA MARCELLA
OF SYKOYA

 You've heard SYKOYA 

on Lopsided World Of L

HEAR MORE SYKOYA IN JULY

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Fashion is an odd term for me. I've never been one to conform and when I finally do, I end up being a year too late! haha. Thus, style has never been my strong suit as I like to make up my own rules. I tend to wear things that match how I feel on a certain day. Some days I feel very outgoing and I wear bright coloured clothing and other days I feel introverted and wear dark or something muted. My wardrobe spans a variety of styles, from bohemian/hippie to indie rocker to outdoorsy. I hate being boxed into a type of style. I just go with what I feel on that day.  I like to wear what makes me feel good rather than what other people think should work. My motto is to be comfortable, and prepared for whatever, so I usually wear a lot of layers and I absolutely love coats. I love clothing that hangs loose and I can be swallowed up by it. I find it comforting and cozy. My favourite go to coat is a colourful vintage coat I found on Brick Lane in London. It's perfect for chilly nights performing outside at festivals. I love vintage clothing shops. There are a lot in East London, where I do a lot of my shopping. I love to give every piece of clothing I find a great back story. It makes wearing it that much more fun.  And it's so rewarding and fun to find that perfect piece of clothing that no one else has and fits you perfectly. Like it was meant to be.

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Being a performer in the music industry, you need to stand out from the audience and leave a lasting visual impression on top of the music. While I might dress in t-shirts and jeans at band practice, I try to dress up for shows; something I normally wouldn't wear on an average day. I change it up, but love baggy tops, jackets or jumpsuits.  I'm also obsessed with earrings. When I wear muted clothing, I'll always spice it up with bright or big earrings and other jewellery.  I also love bracelets and rings as well. I try to pack them on when I'm performing and to an extent in everyday life. I play keys on top of singing, so people tend to look at my hands and I like to give them a show! haha!

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Photo: Hannah Couzins

Even though I live in London, I'm obsessed with nature and the countryside, so I think that influences how I dress and make my self up. I try to be fairly natural with my make-up. Day to day, I wear light eye make up to try to accent my blue eyes, but little else. I love mascara and light eye liner and then sometimes if I'm going out at night I'll throw in some orange eye shadow to bring out the blue in my eyes. On stage I tend to wear a bit more dramatic make-up, with smokey eyes and some light foundation. I still try to keep it more natural looking in general, as I feel more comfortable that way.

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Photo: Hannah Couzins

I love to wake up and go most days, so I tend to keep my hair in the most simple cut possible. Long and light layering. I'm a natural brunette, but I love dying my hair. I've gone blue, red, blonde and black. The last year I gave my hair a break and grew out my natural brown hair, but I got sick of it and just dyed it red last week. I tend to dye it darker than my natural colour all the time. I tried blonde a long time ago, and while fun, I prefer my darker shades, which I think go well with my moody music.

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As with most people, I think style is tied to personality. I would sum up my fashion as creative, fun and natural, which I think sums me up as well. I do try to push myself more and more though, as I mentioned before style has never been my strong suit. When I'm inspired by musicians, especially female musicians, I love to see what their stage persona is and how they dress and take a little of that to influence my stage outfits, making it my own and it spills over to my every day wardrobe as well.

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 Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

MAY 2016 spotlight 

 LEIPZIG, GERMANY

POLLY LUX
OF GRASS GREEN EYES

 You've heard GRASS GREEN EYES the past years

on Lopsided World Of L

HEAR MORE GRASS GREEN EYES IN MAY

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Hi – ich bin Polly von Grass Green Eyes, mein Modeverständnis ist nicht von Markenhörigkeit geprägt. Viel lieber spiele ich mit Farben, Düften und Accessoires, ganz nach Tageslaune. Scheint die Sonne, ziehen mich knallige Farben und luftige Stoffe an. Natürlich unterscheide ich in Bühnenoutfit und Freizeitklamotten.

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Ich achte sehr darauf, dass die von mir gekauften Sachen fair gehandelt werden. Mir ist einfach wichtig, dass meine Kleidungsstücke nicht mit giftigen Farben durchsetzt sind und dass die Näherinnen auch entsprechend dafür bezahlt werden und nicht unter menschenunwürdigen Bedingungen arbeiten müssen. Genauso halte ich es mit der Kosmetik. Produkte, die durch Tierversuche getestet werden, kaufe ich grundsätzlich nicht. Kein Tier soll für meine Schminke gequält werden! Bei Peta kann man ganz leicht im Internet nachlesen, welche Firmen auf Versuche an Tieren verzichten. http://kosmetik.peta.de


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Ich trage furchtbar gern Armbänder, die ich meist geschenkt bekomme. Das hat sich einfach so ergeben. So erzählt jedes Accessoire eine Geschichte. Wie fast jede Frau bin auch ich eine kleine Elster, die glitzernden Schmuckstücken nicht widerstehen kann.

Der Anhänger meiner Kette ist für mich das wichtigste und besonderste Schmuckstück an mir. Das liegt daran, dass mir der Schenker sehr am Herzen liegt.

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  Der Anhänger zeigt die Himmelsscheibe von Nebra, die älteste bekannte Darstellung des Kosmos. Außerdem lebe Ich in der Nähe des Fundortes der Himmelsscheibe. Auch mein Bühnenoutfit ist meist tagesabhängig. Ich kann grell und provozierend sein, aber auch mal schlicht und schwarz-weiß. Vielleicht ist das auch einfach abhängig von den Jahreszeiten. Auf der Bühne trage ich gern Hüte oder Mützen. Auch hierfür habe ich keine besondere Marke, die ich bevorzugen würde. Es muss einfach passen. Meine Fingernägel trage ich natürlich kurz - wegen der Gitarre-  und oft habe ich Nagellack in allen Farben des Regenbogens  aufgetragen.

Im Allgemeinen bin ich im Bezug auf Mode der alten Königin Christine von Schweden sehr nahe: „Die Natur macht Frauen verschieden – die Mode macht sie gleich.


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All photos by Willy Marek

 

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 Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

APRIL 2016 spotlight 

 ATHENS, GREECE

VANA ROSE
OF SKINNER BOX

 You've heard SKINNER BOX the past years

on Lopsided World Of L

HEAR MORE OF SKINNER BOX IN APRIL

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Ha! Lets talk about fashion Beauties! It’s a way of expressing oneself. Fashion today refers not only to clothing fashions but several other things. All can in some way be referred to as fashion. A fashion statement for one may turn out to be a repulsive to others. We all have our likes and dislikes. I like fashion but I am not a slave to fashion. I like to buy that must-have shirt or pair of shoes but I’m not so bothered though, I just wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing something old fashioned.

There are lots of clothing stores in my town, but I also love to buy clothes from Berlin stores. Apart from the big chain stores there are some really nice shops that sell vintage clothes, old style clothes that never really go out of fashion. I love going there also. I prefer casual clothes actually but I need getting dressed up for special occasions as the gigs with Skinner Box. If what you wear really suits you and you have a great sense of style , personally I think it’s possible to look good in a pair of jeans. That’s my opinion.

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I’m sometimes concerned about keeping up with the latest fashion and interested in designer labels, if something suits me best. I prefer DKNY label but what you see on the catwalk doesn’t always reflect what normal people wear, so I suppose it will be things like what a singer is wearing in videos or in gigs, that kind of thing.

But, on the other hand, you can look good without being expensive or spending much. It all depends on what you want. It’s about having an eye for what looks good. Knowing how to mix and match different items of clothing that go well together. It’s usually not what you are wearing but how you wear it that counts and makes the difference. Even a twenty dollar casual dress can make you look smart and trendy if you select the style and color that reflects your personality. For example, I love to take a piece of lace and transform it to a sexy bracelet or a scarf.

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I like short pants, strapless tops and dresses , vintage dresses and stockings a lot! Black lace is a top fabric for me! I prefer black and white colors. I love color contrasts in general. With no doubt, shoes are one of the most popular items for women. Shoes come in many styles and varieties, I love boots and high heels, are fashionable and sexy a lot but kinda difficult while performing on stage ( I don’t care) . But a pair of Converse “All Star” are always must!

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Jewelry is the leading accessory used today to make a fashion statement, I own a selection of chic fashion ring pieces. I prefer eye-catching rings and chunky directional designs. My favorite pieces are: a Aurelie Bidermann vintage lace ring in black color and a golden top finger ring with an “X” engraving (it holds a lot of sentimental value). I like short nails and I prefer dark colors of manicures and pedicures. When I need a professional nail treatment I trust "Rocking Glam" by Nila Nousia. She makes a really good job.

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As regards on stage make up, it totally differs from my everyday’s life. On stage, I prefer Smokey Eyes look cause it gives the eye a bedroom-y kind of sex appeal by working in layers and smudging it along the way. Red lips or natural lip glosses are a must and some glitter is not bad for onstage life and in photo-shootings cause of lighting. Also a 60s inspired look with the famous cat eye flick and mega-lashes are playful and flirty it’s a 'You can look, but you can't touch' look! In my everyday life things are much different, I prefer natural look. I believe that minimal makeup speaks to a certain amount of confidence that is incredibly attractive!

As regards my hairstyle I love long hair! I choose my natural hair color. I’m not fancy at all of changing colors. Long, bronde (blonde and brown color) straight hair is the best way to capture a free-spirited vibe. That means less time in the stylist's chair.

I love fresh and light perfumes and the best choice for me is DKNY women. I totally agree with Karl Lagerfeld statement; “I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That to me is what is modern.”

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Photo: Andreas Gemperle

 

 Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

 

MARCH 2016 spotlight 

 SWITZERLAND'S

NICOLE HARTMANN
OF MIRACLE FLAIR

 You've heard Miracle Flair the past 4 years

on Lopsided World Of L

HEAR MORE OF MIRACLE FLAIR IN MARCH

They will have a new album, their second in near future.

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To be honest, I never had a lot of thoughts about myself and fashion. Well, I’m a woman and like most of us I like clothes. But I don’t care much about brands or trends. I just wear what I feel like, which may be different from time to time. Most importantly, I want to be myself, especially on stage. I’m more the natural type, want to feel good, comfortable and confident. I never had the patience to stay longer than necessary in the bathroom.

I was always into black clothes and am not afraid to combine black with black. I've had some weird conversations..." is black a real color?" or " is wearing black all the time good for me?" Well, I must admit, I don’t care. Black is pure elegance to me, the base, plainness, and a statement. My taste in clothes corresponds to my music: Rock and Metal with some Gothic influences, but always with a certain flair and love of detail.

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Furthermore, I prefer plain (uni) clothes
, and rarely wear patterns or loud colors. I like classic forms and clear lines, highlighted with something exceptional. I love silver jewelry, especially big rings, necklaces, pendants and belt buckles. I adore light or floating things like feathers, elves or butterflies. My long-time favorite piece is a silver necklace with feathers. It was a present and means a lot to me. It feels like something is missing when I’m not wearing it. It reminds me to live every moment and that life is a fleeting gift.

I move about a lot gesturing with my hands or even the whole body. Therefore I often choose a practical style; long nails are not an option for me. They would not survive the day and the clacking sounds when playing the piano would annoy me.

My make up on stage and in everyday life could probably be more dramatic. I have been told that I could experiment and use more. I have to admit that this is true; I usually just use an eyeliner and mascara. It’s impressive and interesting to be styled by a professional make up artist.

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Over the last years my shopping behavior has changed. If I see something special that touches me and can afford it, I tend to buy it. I’d rather pay a little more for these random findings and really appreciate its originality or beauty. That doesn’t mean something has to be expensive to please me. It has to be love at first sight.

When I am travelling, I like to buy things as a memory; a scarf, a silver ring, any accessory, a top or whatever crosses my way. Later I associate it with the feeling I had for that special place or for that moment.

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I prefer to enter only one or two stores than go shopping all day long and hate to look for something in particular. Especially when it is very important, such as for photo shoots or video clips. Then I find everything except what I need. My tendency is to purchase extraordinary pieces, which are unique but difficult to combine.

Like music, fashion is a great way to express myself and to accentuate my personality. As a musician, I consider it a privilege to be able to wear whatever I want.

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FEBRUARY 2016 spotlight 

 NEW YORK CITY'S

Psyche Chimère
OF PSYCHE CORPORATION

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on Lopsided World Of L

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Psyche Chimère has modeled for print and runway since 2009, working with fashion designers including Berit NY, Karen Von Oppen Designs, Alex London, Kristin Costa, K.M. Kotulak/Hibernacula, and Triple Fortune, appearing in various magazines including Ladies of Steampunk’s November 2013 issue as a featured model.
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When I think about fashion, I like to imagine a story behind why someone is dressed and styled the way they are. More than that, the stories I like to imagine are often fantastical, rather than reality-centric. I usually have to spend so much of my time dealing with real-world obstacles and struggles that when I have a moment to indulge in something just for me—like fashion—I want the novelty of getting far away from my daily experience. In one self-portrait project, I wanted to imagine the life of an electronic doll encased in a porcelain shell, wrapped in cellophane and pink tissue paper and ribbons as a present to some alien child in a super-advanced civilization, where artificial intelligence is so commonplace that all the electronic toys are sentient (see photo below). That’s how I like to design outfits, and there is no guarantee that the final product will actually include fabric. As another example of this, my friend Kris Costa (an amazing fashion designer) once built me a hand-painted candy-themed corset out of paper maché, oaktag paper, wooden sticks, and peppermint candies.

My backstory-focused approach to fashion and style makes it easy for me to weave my visual stylings into a stage performance of my music, which also has a story-centric focus, fleshing out tales from a world of cyberpunk/steampunk dystopias and magical realism. I really love being totally free to dream up bizarre characters with their own personal mysteries, and reference them subtly with my outfits. One of my favorite recent outfits was put together by fashion designer Hibernacula/K.M. Kotulak: she dresses me as a vampire were-owl. I added an extra twist of texture by incorporating rooster feathers into my hair for this look.

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One constraint I’ve had to work with in styling myself is my hair color. I am simultaneously pursuing two careers that I absolutely love right now (one of these is my music career), but the other career is one where I do have to stick to a ‘natural’ hair color. I often stare wistfully at the pastel pink or blue or teal or purple hair of other girls and wish I could attain Mystique-like powers of morphing my hair at will into those colors and then back to ‘natural’ when I’m fulfilling the duties of my other career. As a consolation, I’ve been able to get away with subtle blonde streaks, perhaps since blonde is theoretically a ‘natural’ hair color. I like to wear gold or yellow tones in my outfits or in my jewelry, to bring out the gold colors in my hair.

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As a musician whose fan base largely overlaps with the steampunk community, I also tend to incorporate Neo-Victorian elements into my outfits. In particular, I incorporate well-made steel-boned corsets into some of my outfits, and have worked with several corset-makers as a model for their clothing lines due to my unusual proportions – I’m rather curvy, with a very small waist. I can be laced into an 18” circumference corset. When I perform, I keep the laces loose so I can sing and dance without getting too out of breath. I can get into some pretty acrobatic poses while in a corset and a long bustle skirt.

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In closing, I would say my fashion inspirations come from artists like Alexander McQueen and alternative fashion magazines like Gothic Beauty, Coilhouse Magazine, deVour, Freque, and too many others to name. Again, for me it’s not so much a particular fashion period that I like, it’s more about the narrative of the character I imagine wearing the outfit, and the rich complex backstory/psychology that might have shaped her decision to wear what she wears and style herself in the way she did.

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JANUARY 2016 spotlight 

 LOS ANGELES

SHIRLEY LEVI

 THE WONDERFUL SHIRLEY HAS BEEN HEARD ON THE SHOW OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS

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My look represents something deeper and more personal to me than just fashion. I decorate myself with personal accessorized sentiment. I guess my style must subconsciously reflect my path and true purpose. I'm fighting to stay true to myself, my music and my calling. I feel that men in the music industry try to smack the edge out of females artists so I fight it! I see my hair and body as the canvas of my soul so naturally it must reflect who I really am. I change elements of my look a lot cuz I'm always in creative mode. I like to express my soul's creativity on every inch of my being. I feel most beautiful when I'm being myself and also when I'm wearing clothes that are comfortable, flexible and safe enough to RAWk out in!

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I always cut and style my own hair. Nobody else really seems to take the time I do to find a unique cut so I Xperiment like crazy till I find the style that feels right. I call my cuts The Shirley RAWk look cuz they are RAW and uncensored. (smile) I feel as if I fell straight out of the 50s and 60s and it shows in most of my creative works and personal style. Recently, I've been growing my hair out just for a little change but I know myself. As soon as it's finally long...I will get bored and chop it all off again. To me it's our face that should dictate the cut and length and not the other way around. I think short hair fits my face and punk attitude best. Shorter hair also represents to me strength, confidence and fierceness. I don't like hiding behind over exposed femininity but rather I feel most beautiful when I look creative. Your soul is timeless and that is always what I try to capture in my own look and in my works. I'm struggling to make up for how boring my hair is when it's longer by Xperimenting and still keeping it off my face with all sorts of edgier and cooler styles. My bangs are usually rockabillied out cuz it just feels right. (smiling) I also have a big luv for all sorts of different hats which I've collected through the years. I'm usually in a Music Can Change The World mode so I often look like a soul-dier with my military hats and clothing.

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I luv to Xperiment with make up but I feel different every day. Sometimes I'm in the mood to look more vivid and intense with bright red blood lips and other times lip gloss and a little blush will do cuz I'm feeling more tomboyish, simple and comfortable in one of my T-Shirts, blue jeans and converse sneakers...but I always wear my chain to remind me to keep BREAKING FREE! And speaking of T-Shirts, I'm obsessed with them so I make, paint and cut up my own shirts which I call T-Shirleys. They are now a part of my merchandising. I make sure they have real messages and unique cuts with my personal logos, paintings and designs inspired by my songs and activist causes.

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I like my shoes to show they've been well traveled in at the school of life. I have a major boot fetish. Especially cowboy boots or leather boots with pointed toes and buckles. I find boots to be most reliable on stage while I'm spontaneously combusting! (smiling) I'm definitely a Harley chic at heart so I feel really at home in all sorts of leather boots, leather jackets, pants, belts, vests, etc. I'm really not that into the material world but I must admit that I take a lot of pride in my carefully collected selection of leather jackets.

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I create all sorts of creative accessories that are very personal to me and I decorate my entire outfit with them.  You just know I didn't or couldn't have just purchased them at the mall cuz they are way too personal and unconventional like all my pins which pay tribute to Lou Reed and other great artists, or to important causes like Hunger, Equality or Autism Awareness. Then there's my parachute pin representing freedom fighting and of course my new precious newly acquired pin which I recently received as a gift after getting to open up for my hero, Neil Young's 29th annual Bridge School Benefit. I tend to only wear jewelry that I make or that is meaningful like a "Give Luv" leather band on my right strumming arm or the guitar pick I'm wearing as a ring or a music note heart on the other finger. I like to place G-D on my heart so my necklaces usually have spiritual connotation. Suspenders and ties also tend to be a big part of my signature style. I guess the suspenders represent the punk connotation of standing up for what you believe attitude. Lastly, I also have a major sunglass fetish and have a huge collection! (smile) I luv vintage Ray-Bans or any sunglasses with cool vintage like shapes and patterns that feel right on my face. I will paint the sides sometime to give them a more unique and eclectic look.

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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2015 spotlight 

 

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND'S

LITTLE SPARROW

 THE WONDERFUL FOLKSINGER HAS BEEN HEARD ON THE SHOW OVER THE PAST MONTHS

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Dressing up as always been one of my favorite things! Any excuse to wear a big dress or anything colourful, vibrant, theatrical. You will rarely see any black items in my wardrobe, it is full of colours, stripes and flowers. I love anything Bohemian, I am a hippy at heart and I believe that's the root to most of what I like. I tend to favour full length dresses, especially for performing, I believe they can make you look more glamourous and taller, which is good for me since I am quite short. I love all things vintage and therefore find most of my outfits in Vintage shops or second hand shops.

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My favorite accessory is the silk scarf
, you will rarely see me without one around my neck, I feel a little naked without one. I had to be convinced by several people on my 'Sending the Message' video shoot to take my silk scarf off!

I felt bare and a little vulnerable without it!

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My hair is probably one of my best features with it being long and like a lion's mane. I love playing around with plaits and hippy styles.. I have always cut my hair myself, I know that's a little unheard of these days. My parents have always cut their own hair too and thats not very often. My dad has long hair like me and looks a little bit like a wizard! I never went to a hairdressers until I was about 20 years old and that was only to have it high lighted. Since then I do have it coloured and only this year I have let my hairdresser trim my hair. I feel a little like Samson and fear that I will lose my strength if it is cut too short!

I had a fish plait put in for my 'Struck Gold' video which my hairdresser did for me (Fiona Mulherin at Urban Angels, Manchester) and I loved that.

I have to say that make-up is not a strength of mine
and I have always gone for very simple make-up. Literally just eye liner and mascara. I do believe you should buy a brand that works for you though. I do get a little help from my friend (Jenny Dayton) who is a make-up artist when I am doing a video or a special photo-shoot, it's worth using someone that knows their stuff for things like that, and boy can they work some magic!

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All Photos by Shay Rowan Photography

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OCTOBER 2015 spotlight 

 

LONDON, ENGLAND'S

ILONA

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Style to me is a state of mind, a way of expressing who we are and how we feel about ourselves. You can tell a story wearing an outfit similar to how you can convey a personal message when you write songs. The colours I choose to wear are mainly black, red, white and gold – strong, bold and classic. My usual look is black leather leggings teamed with a long oversized top and leather boots, with a big colourful jacket, or a flowery patterned long sleeved shirt.

I like a 70s twist.

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I get a lot of joy from wearing hats and scarves. This is one advantage of residing in rainy London – you can layer up shirts, cardigans and jackets and team them up with fedora or boiler hats any day of the year! I also like to customize my hats with brooches I find at vintage markets around Camden or Portobello – butterflies, sea horses, sculls, flowers, musical logos...sometimes pieces of real fruit.

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My hair is quite unruly and changes colour depending on the season and how adventurous the hairdresser…It is currently a caramel dark blonde with red notes and very long, and is in harmony with my eyebrows. I keep it conditioned with good masks and macadamia oils, and take my vitamins. If I don’t wash it every day, it resembles a fluffy macaroni mess therefore I try to use daily shampoos, and dry shampoos if I travel or camp at festivals.

Alternatively, a good big hat does the trick.

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It’s important to not be afraid to put on what you love and wear it proud no matter your body shape. Fashion to me is freedom! Although I know a bright pink catsuit might not shape me in the most flattering way, I would wear it if it made me feel fun and happy. I am quite tall and used to be afraid of putting on high heels as I towered over everyone but realized that life is too short not to embrace what you’ve been given and that being 6m feet tall in heels helps you get the best grip on the ceiling during rush hour. So tall ladies, show off your platform shoes and have no fear.

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The most essential thing is to look comfortable. Especially if you’re a performer, you want to look relaxed enough on stage so that you can sing, play and jump around without experiencing a wardrobe malfunction, like your braces falling down taking down your shorts on the way to the floor, mid-song, which is what almost happened at a gig in Norway.

Last, don’t be scared of embracing your prescription glasses. They come in all frames one could ask for, so invest in something you love that compliments your face and that you feel wonderful in. Glasses can be a fabulous way to add class and some understated sex appeal to any outfit.

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SEPTEMBER 2015 spotlight 

 

PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND'S

MORIAH NIXON

from GO SATTA

 

ALONG WITH PARTNER LEE BOYD ARE GO SATTA

 HEARD VERY OFTEN ON LOPSIDED WORLD OF L .

MORIAH IS ORIGINALLY FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN

 

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As humans, our individuality is an essential part of who we are. As a creative person, myself, I am equally as attracted to the idea of making my image “me” alongside developing my style in writing and lyrical melodies. The memories I have from my childhood and teenage years are filled with second hand shopping. My sister and I have always been huge lovers of finding fashionable items others got rid of, and making those items into new outfits. My style very much mirrors that idea, and I guess I would be considered as quite an eclectic person. With my ancestry including Bohemian Gypsies and Native Americans I love to incorporate as much of that as possible into what I wear. It helps me to remember who I come from.

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With accessories I tend to wear a few items all the time, and my remaining jewelery rarely sees the light of day, but I only hold onto the items I absolutely love or that have some sentimental value to me. For the past (almost) 3 years I have worn a Turquoise necklace given to me by my mother, because it is the birth stone of my daughter. I also love to wear the pieces, which have been given to me by my family or close family friends; the pieces passed down through the generations. I do tend to wear a minimal amount, because, to me, less is more. 

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Oh gosh... I am like any other girl in the idea that I love make up, love purses, and do appreciate a great high fashion shoe. I mean, what girl doesn't enjoy at least one of those? The only thing is that I rarely get the chance to purchase or wear any of those items. I rarely ever wear make up. The only thing I do during my skin care regime is wash my face with soap and water, then apply this miraculous, natural oil called Miracell. I have used only that for the past 15 or so years, and I have had few, if any, skin issues. Smells great, too. During the times I do wear eye make up and lipstick it has to be outrageous. Bright colours and mascara. I love vibrant eye shadow!

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In the past 15 years I have only gotten my haircut professionally twice. That may have more to do with the fact that I just don't usually care, and haven't the time. I have basically cut my own hair in the most random styles imaginable, going from a feminine Mohawk to an Asymmetrical bright pink bob cut to a post apocalyptic grunge style fringe. The crazier the better. Why do your hair any other way if you're not unique with it?

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The only things I think of when shopping for clothing is: Are there little unique bits incorporated into the design of the item? And are there any pockets? The more interesting the cut, the shape, or lines the better. Along with that, pockets are more than welcome, and actually preferred. Does that crazy looking dress have 3 pockets? Awesome and I gotta buy it!

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My idea over all is that I have got to love what I purchase... and if I don't, then I leave it where it is and just be patient, because the thing I most have in mind I usually end up finding if I look around. Have fun with your look...make it your own, make it you, and love yourself.

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AUGUST 2015 spotlight 

 

Copenhagen, Denmark's

SIGNE MARIKE

from INOUWEE

 

INOUWEE IS A DUO OF SIGNE AND KAARE HANSEN

 A DISCOVERY OF MINE YEARS AGO .

SHE HAS A VOICE SMOOTH AS SILK

 

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The hair style has its own life. I rarely do much other than a bit of dry shampoo to make it look a little bigger!

Make-up is what I'm in the mood for, and mostly when I perform to look different from normal life. Like funky lashes and red lipstick.

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My style is colorful and raw. I like the idea of being feminine and boyish at the same time. And, always wearing something a bit too much for a random day!

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Some people get provoked by me, but mostly seem to be inspired  by my crazy outfits!

I have no wish to look normal or feel normal in any way. It makes me feel trapped if everyone looks too much like the same person!

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JULY 2015 spotlight 

 

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK'S

TAMARA BUBBLE

 

You have heard me refer to Tamara fondly many times

on Lopsided World Of L as my Brooklyn 'Babe'.

 

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My personal style is one of sexy comfort. I’m a tomboy at heart with a side of inner “girly” (lol).

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I'm big on curls and curly hair, but I hate lipstick and makeup. I’m more of a lip gloss and lashes fanatic. As sexy as possible in it’s simplest form. If it restricts my bloodflow and breathing or causes any pain I won’t wear it (lol) so 99.9% of my clothing require SPANDEX or stretchy material. I’m a curvy girl so I wear fitted outfits that hug my body ^_^.

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I wear many different styles, but I’m more into the fabrics.  I love love love velvet, lace, and leather. ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING especially if it’s black. When I’m performing I love things that sparkle and shine. Sequins, glitter, the works! I wanna twinkle like a star on stage.

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I hate purses … I don’t own any pocketbooks so I accessorize with shoes, jewelry and HAIR! I only wear heels when I feel like it (haha) so I own lots of sneakers and cleats. I think they look much better than sneakers even though I don’t play football or baseball. Cleats are my signature shoe and I think they’re more fashionable than people give them credit for.

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Don’t take this the wrong way guys, but I feel like cleats are like sneakers with heels or “spikes”. I hope to one day start a cleat line for fashion purposes. I think more girls should wear cleats because they’re comfortable and sexy at the same time.

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JUNE 2015 spotlight 

 

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND'S

MIA PAGE

of MOHAWK RADIO

You have heard Mia and Mohawk Radio

Many times on Lopsided World Of L

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My personal style is a juxtaposition of feminine/masculine, for example I love flower crowns with combat boots, cashmere with a hard edged fedora or tutu skirts and spiked leather jackets on a typical day you can find me wearing any one of these combo's. 

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The world inspires me everyday, from a young age I have been fascinated by different cultures, mostly asian centric. The first time I saw Gwen Stefani with a bindi, it totally resonated with me. As an adult I often find myself with henna tattoos on my hands, or wearing a kimono when being interviewed on BBC

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When I'm on stage, I love to make my crazy curly hair as insane as possible. I love aragon oil, and make sure to apply an ample amount on my hair before running a curling iron through it. I spray and tease it as much as possible. My hair idol is Robert Plant during Led Zep's hay day. I like the feeling having a lioness mane, ready to give the audience a roaring performance. 

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I adore make-up but don't wear it very often when I'm not performing  (although I probably should lol). I love to subscribe to loads of different beauty blogs and youtube channels, these women are modern day Da- Vinci's contouring, tweezing, and recommending their tried and tested beauty products. Starting with a moisturised and primed face is the perfect palate to start my stage makeup. Using my beauty blender, I use a combo of two different foundations and make sure to use a setting spray at the end … as I tend to sweat ( a lot ) on stage . 

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No matter what I think being yourself is the most important when it comes to fashion of beauty. The guys in my band often think I make some very 'interesting' choices with my fashion, but at the end of it all if I am confident in it enough to go on stage and give a great performance that's all that matters to me. Sexiness in androgyny is something I try to incorporate into my style on a daily basis! 

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Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good and why.

April / May 2015 spotlight 

 

NORWAY'S

MAYA VIK

Listen for Maya's music in

April and May on Lopsided World Of L

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In 2007 Maya was voted the most beautiful woman

in Norway by fashion magazine ELLE Mann

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I find most of my 'fashion' inspiration from music and artist's, I think music and fashion goes hand in hand, and it always has. If you look back as the examples are endless. Everything from glam and hippie style of the 60's which made its way into in almost all genres of music, the 70's where music and fashion complemented each other with pop disco at its best, where the outfits were equally as sparkly as the music, to the happy 80’s with poodle-rockers, eccentric artist's like Prince, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and not least style icon Madonna who had great influence on youth culture.

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It is exciting to watch and follow trends created by music and vice versa. For as long as I can recall I’ve been inspired by artist's like Janet Jackson, Madonna and Prince, meaning I’m a huge fan of the 80’s and 90’s, gotta be careful as there are a lot of bad taste in that era too. Their fashion game has always been on point. It’s always reflected their music which I think is the most important thing when it comes to clothes vs being an artist.

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I would describe my style as funky, and my hair is a pretty big part of my image, I’ve always been the blond curly big haired bass player.

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I’ve always been into clothes, more than fashion though, I don’t care so much for what’s trendy or not, individuality is more important and that my image reflects my music. It’s fun being able to play with 'fashion' both on and off stage, and I’m lucky that I can look to these artists that have inspired decades of fashion and music of all kinds.

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I’m horrible at buying 'normal' clothes, so you might find me at the gym wearing a sparkling sequenced top.

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Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good. March's 2015 features

Heading into Spring with two wonderful vocalists

 

Berlin, Germany's

CORA LEE

and

Manchester, England's

JULIE E GORDON

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CORA LEE

"as a red haired girl, it is obvious you raise peoples' attention when you access an area or a room"

 

To me, fashion is sometimes very important but mostly the less important thing I am thinking of. It really depends on the occasion I’d have to deal with the issue “fashion”.

Privately, I must honestly say, I am still wearing the clothes I got from 10 years ago. It is mostly black and as long as it fits I have a control about my weight. I love my boyfriend-style jeans that have a used look due to the reason they are REALLY used.

As a red haired girl, it is just obvious that you raise peoples’ attention when you access an area or a room. I mean, it is a signal colour. Underlining it with a extraordinary sexy look would make me feel very uncomfortable as I actually do not like being the centre of attention in private surroundings. Used black clothes, leather jacket and out of bed hair-style is actually Cora Lee going to the supermarket, to the family, or meeting my friends. For makeup I just use BB cream, the best Mascara solution ever – Diorshow Maximizer and Iconic and apricot rouge by Astor. My hair colour is since my twelfth year of age the same: poppy red by Directions Colours.

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To all the girls out there who want to dye the hair red: Never ever use permanent red hair colour. It stays not for long, damages your hair, is not very intensive and will be washed out very very quickly. Use semi permanent hair colour. It stays on the hair surface, does not damage your hair structure that bad and stays almost the same time as permanent red hair colour is pretending to do. I have worked that out for years – believe me. Accessoires are…erm…hm…my damaged silver hoop earrings I got from many years ago, bought at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

BUT, confessing a weakness, my big fashion weakness is buying stage clothes. If I go shopping I am just heading for stage clothes. It is like I am having a scanning system in my head. If there’s anywhere something with much bling bling or extraordinary clothes I see it and it attracts me coming closer like being remote-controlled. Even I do not find a stage time when I could wear it or a video production the clothes would be useful for. I got them and they are safe in my wardrobe – the stage costume eater I hope the reader now understands why I do not have money to spend in my private fashion collection- heehee.

Finally there are two brands I am really addicted to: Philipp Plein and French Connection. French Connection is very focused on feminine breath-taking clothes and in particular dresses or overalls. I feel like a princess wearing em. It feels so special and with big care I dress me on raising my biggest attention on every tiny thing decorating the beautiful garment.

Philipp Plein is my absolute favorite designer in terms of having a fashion line combining rock elements with modern chic-style. Jumping into a Philipp Plein jacked feels from the first moment on perfectly dressed. Feels like wearing my Cora Lee uniform – just made for me. For spring/summer 2015 he has magnificent coloured and stunned dresses – wow – I LOVE IT. For Make Up, as the reader may guess, it takes of course more than just a BB cream and Mascara. My Make Up-artist Verena Van der Heyden uses for Cora Lee Make Up, the brand MAC. It covers perfectly, the eye shadow colours are very intensive and reflect very well. The make up stays very long and together with Verena MAC creates since years the specific Cora Lee style.

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For accessories, I do always look for extraordinary items. It must absolutely not be expensive. No one sees it if my necklace was about 100 euros or ten euros. As long as it matches to the costume the finale style is made by the combination of clothes, accessories, make up and finally the hair style. No one cares if it is expensive or not.

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JULIE E GORDON


"I guess, I don't have a strong skin care regime, only because, I concentrate on what I put inside my body, which results in how I feel. I love to feed my body with anything "Green"

(it's my favourite colour).

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I have always been lucky to have great skin, I tend to use products, that are oil based, olive oil and coconut oil are natural products I rely on heavily, because they work.

I don't often wear make up, but if I do I tend to use Mac products, I use powders that compliment my natural skin colouring, that reduce the shine I sometimes have around my T zones. A bit of mascara, and lipstick, and I'm pretty much good to go.

I'm not the biggest fan of make-up, I believe it's important to allow your skin to breathe, so many individuals have a tendency to overlook the power of natural beauty, is this because of how we feel we need to be represented? Beauty is skin deep, sometimes we need to just leave the "mask" alone and shine freely!

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I've recently cut my hair. This was a big thing, as from being an "Afro" Diva to a sultry sexy power house, my styles have been adaptable. I change my hair like the weather, and it's purely down to how I feel, and what I'm doing. If I'm on stage, then it's all about "Big Styles" to emphasise my voice. I wear hair very well, and pretty much most styles suit my face.

The new look I have is down to "Starting Over" I am a huge fan of short bobs, and pixie styles, so this year is my year of the pixie!

 

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Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good. February's 2015 feature

Los Angeles musician

IAMEVE

 

"Still searching for a good,

natural liquid liner"

 

I don’t pay much attention to labels or fashion trends - mostly I just go with whatever feels good at the moment.   Flow-y, whimsical pieces are something I gravitate towards because I love the way they feel on my body.  But the sky is the limit when I’m working on video or still concepts - I’m usually game for just about anything - which means discarding my desire for comfort and suffering for art’s sake. :)

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  Recently, I started studying a lot about chemicals that are packed into a lot of the products we use - so I combed through mine and threw most of it out.  (It’s kind of criminal what these companies have been allowed to get away with).  I’m trying to get as organic and natural as possible in my products because the more chemicals we take in, the more it affects our body and mind.

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Here are a few products I am currently using and liking:  Aveda Moss Mascara, Eminence Bright Skin and Red Rose Moisturizer, Sulfate Free Redken, and Bare Minerals makeup line.  Still searching for a good, natural liquid liner.

All photography by Jacob Rushing 

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Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good. January's 2015 feature's

Australian musician

Romana Ashton

 

"It's not where you buy something,

it's how you wear it"

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have style. When you can’t afford to spend a lot on clothes/make-up, you have to be creative and thrifty which leads to having unique style. I tend to shop at second-hand/vintage stores and mix pieces up with clothing from low-end budget mainstream stores. The number of times that I’ve been complimented on something that I bought from one of those stores is amazing.

It’s not where you buy something, it’s how you wear it.

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I’ve never really fit in 100% with any particular subculture and because of this I guess I’d describe my style as eclectic. I am however, very fond of ‘60s fashion icons Marianne Faithfull and Mary Quant, but I don’t like to mimic other peoples’ styles in their entirety, I like to mix things up. I’m a big fan of tousled blonde hair in the vein of Courtney Love or the post-punk bob of Deborah Harry and just a general sense of mess and chaos. I am naturally messy and my mind is always chaotic. I can’t help it. Even when I try to look ‘put together’ there is still something out of place. When I was in secondary school I was almost suspended for having peroxide blonde hair. It was a Catholic school so it was apparently quite a big deal. There is something about blonde hair, particularly the artificial kind, that gets people all hot and bothered, which is why I like having it.

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I can’t live without black eyeliner. It’s what makes life worth living. You could put me on a desert island with just eyeliner and at least I’d die happy and look good in a casket. ‘60s style cat-eyes and smudged eyeliner is the way I like to wear eye make-up. Apart from that, I also like the classic Hollywood glamour of ‘starlets’ such as Veronica Lake and Marilyn Monroe. I often alternate between ‘starlet’ and ‘60s style make-up.

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Real people write about their own personal

take on fashion. Hair, make up, shoes,

whatever their thoughts are on what makes

them feel good. December 2014 features

Australian musician

Leanne Kingwell

 

F-F-F-Fashion "Black Doesn't Need Approval"

My style philosophy is to know yourself and your body type. Simple. Look and learn what lines, styles and colours work for your shape, skin and personality. Looking good in an outfit that suits you is always in style. Despite what magazine's tout as "so hot right now", looking awkward in "what's hot" is never cool. When I find clothes and shoes that work for me I snap them up quick smart. They are my friends.

I think overpriced designer goods are a con, when "design" is just a billboard for status symbol logos. Those brands should pay me if they want to rent advertising space on my purse, t-shirt, scarf and belt buckle. However, a sensibly priced band t-shirt is a-ok. If I love a band, it's a pleasure to wear and promote their logo. Especially bands that need the money to eat.

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I get great pleasure from my bright pink and black hair. My pierced ears carry five 18 carat gold safety pins (I'm a classy punk) and two Egyptian Gold Ahnk earrings (eternal life of the soul). I wear the diamond necklace my parents gave me. My left hand sports a gold Greek serpent ring (shedding skin as they grow, a snake never
looks old). On my right hand is a custom gold ring made to resemble one I had recurring childhood dreams about. These things are my second skin. Worn every day, even to bed and in the shower. They remind me that who I am, is who I always wanted to be.

  As a young teen I wanted to go to London, dye my hair pink and run with the punks, but my Mum wouldn't even let me wear the colour black. Guess what? Most of my clothes and shoes are black. Black doesn't need approval. Black doesn't ask permission. It frames me and my energy. Wearing black reminds me I can do anything I want. Coincidently, it's also compatible with owning a black cat.

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So, I stick with classic cuts, complimentary lines and quality fabrics. Real style never goes out of style. Buy quality stuff and it will last forever. Other than photo shoots, I don't wear much make up, but confess an affection for Aesop skincare products. My other secret beauty weapon is to keep my lily white skin out of the sun. The only hair styling tip I can offer is to have your hairdresser on the other end of your straightening irons whenever possible. (G'day Jae!)

The only time I'll deviate from my black clothes / gold jewellery / pink hair uniform is a photo or music video shoot. Have to admit, my "Choking On Halos" album cover did get extremely weird.

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