Month: April 2013

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Sharon Gault (aka “Mama Makeup”)

Sharon Gault (aka “Mama Makeup”) is not your ordinary makeup artist. Part artiste and part muse, she is equally at home being behind the camera as she is being in front of it. After shooting to fame as Madonna’s hair stylist in Truth or Dare, Gault later became the go-to artist for Lady Gaga – doing her make-up in such videos as “Poker Face,” “Love Game,” “Paparazzi,” “Dirty Rich” and her iconic Rolling Stone cover shot by David LaChapelle. However, it wasn’t always red carpets and celebs. Growing up on welfare with a single mother, being a make-up artist to the stars hardly seemed possible. But with a little chutzpah, that is exactly what happened. –Photography by Vijat Mohindra, Interview by Rachel Khona. Read The Full Interview

The Profiler | Sharon Gault – Make Up Artist

Sharon Gault (aka “Mama Makeup”) is not your ordinary makeup artist. Part artiste and part muse, she is equally at home being behind the camera as she is being in front of it. After shooting to fame as Madonna’s hair stylist in Truth or Dare, Gault later became the go-to artist for Lady Gaga – doing her make-up in such videos as “Poker Face,” “Love Game,” “Paparazzi,” “Dirty Rich” and her iconic Rolling Stone cover shot by David LaChapelle. However, it wasn’t always red carpets and celebs. Growing up on welfare with a single mother, being a make-up artist to the stars hardly seemed possible. But with a little chutzpah, that is exactly what happened. Like many people who grow up with little means, the choices are: become a victim of your situation, or use it as an impetus to break free. Though her childhood may have been bleary, her escape (as it is for many) was the world of fashion. Collecting fashion magazines like some people collect baseball cards, Gault had every issue of …

“Secrets Are The Things We Grow” by Kris Knight

Canadian painter Kris Knight is currently showing at MULHERIN + POLLARD, New York (through May 5). With “Secrets Are The Things We Grow” the artist paints a cast of characters who consciously conceal aspects of themselves from those around them. They hide truths of who they are, where they come from and whom they love. They fear shame, rejection, gossip and embarrassment. They whisper stories but never want the story to be about them… Image credits: Blue Ribbon 18″ x 24″ More images… Secrets have roots, they have currency, they accumulate and grow with time; some are short lived, while others haunt generations. Knight’s character’s front, they put on airs, and they pass; some bluff while others reveal their confessions without saying a word… Image credits: Bear Skin 30″ x 30″ More images… Image credits: Two Stripe Captain 30″ x 40″ Stemmed from personal stories, these young men isolate themselves from those around them. Some of Knight’s portraits appear as islands, while other paintings portray the bonds formed when secrets are revealed to those held closest. Within these portraits …

Volcanic Solstice – Dioni Tabbers by Jesse Laitinen

In this fashion editorial from our Spring/Summer issue Finland-based photographer Jesse Laitinen takes Dutch beauty Dioni Tabbers (at Select Models) on a trip to Madeira. The volcanic Portuguese archipelago is acclaimed for its beautiful natural pools, breathtaking landscapes and its subtropical climate with evenly temperatures all year round. Styled by Aapo Nieminen in outfits by Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, ALTEWAISAOME and Carin Wester among others…Enjoy the trip… Photography: Jesse Laitinen at Mink MGMT, Styling: Aapo Nieminen at Brand, Hair & Make-up: Linda Gradin at Link Details, Model: Dioni Tabbers at Select Models, Photography Assistant: Yoye Lapogian, Styling Assistant: Suzanna Gembege, Production & Casting: Brand Management Group/Toni Korpineva. Special thanks to Pedro Fernández.

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Joséphine de la Baume, “The Natural”

Some people make things look so easy. Actor, model and XX half of brother-sister duo Singtank, Joséphine de la Baume exudes so much seemingly effortless creativity in her fingertips alone, it would be annoying if not for her secret weapon — intoxicating charm. The disarming wit takes a moment from her destined ascent to next level fame to discuss working with the best in the business, vampires and Michael Jackson…and invents a new word while she’s at it. –Interview by Roberto Reyes, photography by Alex Brunet – Read More…

Joséphine de la Baume – “The Natural”

Read the full interview with Joséphine de la Baume from our 4th issue below. Use your keyboard arrows to navigate through the images. On the image: Josephine wears long gold embroidered dress vintage Oscar De La Renta from Pretty Box, Black suede purse vintage Yves Saint Laurent, Black polka dot tights The Sock Shop Pink Opium jacket and red belt vintage Yves Saint Laurent, Black lace bodysuit Roseanna, Large black pants vintage Mugler (left) Purple lurex blouse with black velvet skirt and purple belt vintage Yves Saint Laurent, (on the table) Golden metal clutch vintage Elie Saab. (right) Black and white collar dress vintage Chanel from Pretty Box, Golden metal clutch vintage Elie Saab, polka dot tights The Sock Shop (left) Leopard satin dress vintage Yves Saint Laurent. (right) Black Opium jacket and black suede belt vintage Yves Saint Laurent, Long velvet skirt vintage Chloé from Pretty Box (left) Silver lurex blouse vintage Jean Louis Scherre, Golden lurex skirt vintage Dior. (right) Embroidered jacket VINTAGE Valentino from Pretty Box, Long black pleated skirt Tara Jarmon, …

Paradise Superm by Slava Mogutin

Paradise Superm is an art editorial by Slava Mogutin published on VAGA #4 – “The Confidence Issue” – Mogutin is a New York-based Russian-American artist and writer, exiled from Russia for his outspoken writrings and activism. Mogutin’s work is informed by his bicultural literary and dissident background, as well as his extensive travels around the world, encompassing the themes of urban youth subcultures and adolescent sexuality; the clash of social norms and individual desires; transgressive, radical expressions of masculinity and gender crossover; cultural alienation and political discontent; the tension between attachment and loneliness, violence and love. Model: Brian Kenny, Shot on location in Costa Rica. SEE MORE

Zoë Kravitz for VAGA no. 4 by Robert Nethery

It’s a February Friday afternoon in New York City, and the weather has gone from snow to hail to rain and back to wet, sloppy snow when I sit down to chat with Zoë Kravitz, the single heir to the funk fortune that Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s late-eighties and early-nineties romance endowed the world. At 24, Zoë is a near perfect match to a 1980s Bonet, and with the help of a Google Image search or a TV Land marathon, it’s clear she’s channeling a fair amount of Denise Huxtable as well. She is poised, beautiful, artistic and wise to the second-generation Hollywood privilege her looks and last name have afforded her. –Words and Interview by Kelly Sherman, Photography by Robert Nethery at Art List NY, Styling by Dianna Lunt at Art Department. Continue Reading…

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Interview – Zoë Kravitz for VAGA #4

It’s a February Friday afternoon in New York City, and the weather has gone from snow to hail to rain and back to wet, sloppy snow when I sit down to chat with Zoë Kravitz, the single heir to the funk fortune that Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s late-eighties and early-nineties romance endowed the world. At 24, Zoë is a near perfect match to a 1980s Bonet, and with the help of a Google Image search or a TV Land marathon, it’s clear she’s channeling a fair amount of Denise Huxtable as well. She is poised, beautiful, artistic and wise to the second-generation Hollywood privilege her looks and last name have afforded her. –Words and Interview by Kelly Sherman, Photography by Robert Nethery at Art List NY, Styling by Dianna Lunt at Art Department. Production House Barcelona Fashion Production Blazer Costume National, bra top T by ALEXANDER WANG, silk trousers CARIN WESTER, headband HEATHER HUEY, sterling silver necklace SCOSHA Dress vintage, patent leather ankle boots MALIN LANDAEUS, feather headdress HEATHER HUEY, sterling silver necklace SCOSHA, …