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    Stroll in the Sun

    Photography/Creative Direction: Mona Cordes ( Instagram ) Styling: Alejandra Perez ( Instagram ) Collaboration With: Marcella Dvsi ( Instagram ) MUA: Alexia Caranto ( Instagram ) Models: Alessia ( Instagram ) & Halina ( Instagram )   Halina’s outfits: Red sleeveless jacket: RE:SO, Jumper: Topshop, Trousers: Topshop, Shoes: Doc Martens Top: Motel Rocks, Dress: Urban Outfitters Alessia’s outfits: Leather jacket: RE:SO, Dress: Zara, Mesh top: Urban Outfitters Jacket: New look but patches added by me, Top: Vintage Tommy Hilfiger, Trousers: RE:SO                              

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    AZUL

    Photographer: Jayme Javier ( Instagram ) Model:  Kate Sheepwash ( Instagram ) MUA: Erin Kinney ( Instagram )   Azul y brilliante era el cielo y su mirada When nature calls and the need to explore takes over. Jayme Javier captured the ice cold scenery of Alberta’s Crowsnest area while contrasting the deep and calming blue hues with Kate’s reds & vibrant personality.                

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    Mixtape Monday: Nervous Agitations

      Gift Shop – Inhaler Joan of Arc – This Must Be the Placenta Astreal. – Colossal Searmanas – Undo Visiting Diplomats – Let Go The Mad Doctors – Dead Beach Big Bliss – Ponzi Dead High Wire – The Defectors  

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    Sweeter Than A Lie

    Photographer: Victoria Gerasimova ( Instagram ) Model: Masha Dobro ( Instagram ) Makeup Artist: Katya Rada ( Instagram ) Stylist: Anastasia Skutar ( Instagram ) Clothes: Showroom & Friends ( Instagram ) Location: Bedford Studio ( Instagram )                  

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    Red Curls

    Photographer: Alina Autumn ( Instagram ) Model: Galina ( Instagram ) Makeup Assistant and Hair: Tanya Starceva ( Instagram ) Stylist: Olesya Orlova ( Instagram )   We were inspired by a combination of modern and vintage. I think viewers will see in these images something of their own. Someone will feel the spirit of the Baroque, someone will associate with our Bohemian style, others will just admire the red curls.                    

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    SXSW Film Review: The Strange Ones

      A thought provoking piece of cinema by co-directors Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff, The Strange Ones sheds a veil over matters of truth and trauma, presenting a subjective reality that keeps you guessing throughout the film’s 80 minute run. Initiated as a short and years later coming together as a full length feature, we are introduced to brothers Nick (Alex Pettyfer) and Sam (James Freedson-Jackson), embarking on what appears to be a trip with no end in sight, away from familiar surroundings. Sam suffers from unwanted thoughts constantly picking at his brain, with Nick’s advice being to let go and forget everything that happened prior to the here and…

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    Poetry by PJ Carmichael

    Poems by PJ Carmichael ( Instagram ) PJ Carmichael is a poet, writer, artist, adventurer, and spiritualist from Wakefield, Massachusetts. His work focuses on his interaction with and the contrast between the natural world and the urban environment. He currently runs Mass Love Distro, a multimedia production and distribution endeavor.     Sick She mumbles loudly in the next room; she’s sick and doesn’t feel well sleeping at six pm half-measurable articulation to my father: “I have to sleep” she doesn’t even care if she falls down the stairs “like being hit in the head with a sledgehammer.” I’m waking up for work tomorrow at the same time I always do…

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    SXSW Film Review: Hounds of Love

      Ben Young’s Hounds of Love renders as an emotionally staggering directorial debut, illustrating the vicious and cyclical nature of relationship abuse between both lovers and serial killers. Based loosely on true events, the film takes place in December, 1987 in the suburbs of Perth, Australia. Cruising down neighborhood streets, serial killers John (Stephen Curry) and Evelyn (Emma Booth) lure adolescent girls into their car, kidnapping and torturing them before disposing of their bodies in the sprawling woods. One night after an argument with her mother, Vicki (Ashleigh Cummings) leaves her house to go to a party only to find herself chained and gagged in the couple’s home after the…

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    The Reputations: Begging For More

    The Reputations: Begging For More By Jay Armstrong With the psych ship sinking, as the old dogs of sleeze and sweat continue fading off into the sunset, while most nights get spent with our eyes rolling at yet another band to show up sadly trying to align themselves with the 90’s soulless resurgence of disaffected mediocrity sprawling its reach into our lives, The Reputations feel like the first shot of whiskey at the end of a long ass day. Austin dulls the senses, often forgetting the bands railing in the background of our good time are the best in the world, hell even the groups we don’t dig are incredibly…

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    Mixtape Monday: SW33T TR34TZ by Cat Tassini

      Kelis – Cobbler Mariah Carey – Honey Theophilus London – Wine and Chocolates Lana Del Ray – Diet Mountain Dew Echo & the Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar The Cars – Candy-O Blur – Ice Cream Man Chromatics – Cherry Asobi Seksu – Strawberries Battles – Ice Cream Dead Leaf Echo – Strawberry Skin Cibo Matto – Birthday Cake Rihanna – Birthday Cake Azealia Banks – Liquorice Little Dragon – Sweet Erykah Badu – Honey Bootsy Collins – Munchies for Your Love Cherry Glazerr – Trick or Treat Dancefloor Cocteau Twins – Cherry Coloured Funk  

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    SXSW Film Review: Us and Them

      A timely film in our current political wake, Us and Them serves as a cathartic viewing between the marginalized working class and the wealthy elite. With the use of flashbacks and screen title cards, Us and Them plays out in a stream-of-consciousness storyline with Danny (Jack Roth) playing leader alongside his blue-collared friends Tommy (Andrew Tiernan) and Sean (Daniel Kendrick), holding a prestigious banker’s family hostage in a continuous gamble of who will get tormented next in order to serve them a lesson and record the entire stunt on video to release to the wider public in the hopes of starting a class revolution. Danny’s plan unravels and backfires…

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    SXSW Film Review: Game of Death

      Vacationing for a weekend getaway, seven teenagers settle at a summer home to partake in drunken shenanigans. Stumbling onto a mysterious board game, the friends read out the rules and we realize something is astray as soon as the game decides to take a pinch of their blood. “24” appears on the board’s counter as the clock ticks down to the number of head counts the players must proceed in killing before the game ends. Quickly realizing the game isn’t playing around as one of their friend’s heads explodes in front of them, the group realizes it’s an impending time bomb of kill or be killed. What ensues is…

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    SXSW Film Review: Inheritance

      A intricately weaved collaboration between writer and director Laura E. Davis and Jessica Kaye, Inheritance is an introspective look into the underlying traumas embedded within families and the difficulty that remains in attempting to escape them. In anticipation of Mara (Jessica Kaye)’s father’s 70th birthday, she brings her recent boyfriend Aaron (Daniel Ahearn) to Belize to celebrate, but upon arriving quickly discovers that her father has passed away. A series of subtle yet significant fabrications spring forth once we figure out that Mara lies about how long she’s been together with Aaron as well as lying about calling her brother Ben (Mark Webber) about the death of their father.…

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    Dead Meadow Takeover!

    Website || Facebook || Instagram   Initially forming nearly two decades ago by guitarist and vocalist Jason Simon, Dead Meadow fuses psychedelic soundscapes with fuzzy rock and drone meditations to make for a transcendent aural experience. Drawing influences from classic acts like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, the three piece take things a step further by incorporating their own musical forces into the mix. Their self-titled album, released in 2000 on Joe Lally (of Fugazi)’s label Tolotta Records, was followed a year later by Howls from the Hills. Post-completion, the band recorded a Peel Session in Fugazi’s home studio, marking the first time a Peel Session was recorded outside the…

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    SXSW Film Review: The Light of the Moon

      All too often films involving sexual assault/rape scenes seem like a convenient plot point to make a female character complex without ever actually exploring its complexities. Jessica M. Thompson’s film, The Light of the Moon, carefully considers the nuances of one individual’s experience without ever asserting that there is one authentic or correct way to process trauma. It’s clear from the start that Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz) is an independent and successful businesswoman, poised and assertive, however with some stressors underlying her relationship with her boyfriend Matt (Michael Stahl-David). After leaving a party with her friends one night, Bonnie is sexually assaulted and raped. After revealing to Matt what happened…

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    SXSW Film Review: Flesh and Blood

      Mark Webber’s Flesh and Blood interweaves both fictional and documentary-style elements throughout the course of his film, succeeding in both an incredibly personal and incredibly political story. Casting his own mother, Cheri Honkala, and his younger step-brother, Guillero Santos, Mark returns home to his family from years in prison only to find Pittsburgh has changed very little since he last left it. An advocator for those in the city’s marginal communities, Honkala casts dignity on individuals that are struggling to stay out of prison as well as confronting ongoing battles with substance abuse (Honkala also ran for vice president in 2012 for the Green Party and is currently running…

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    SXSW Film Review: Infinity Baby

      Set in the not so distant future comes Infinity Baby, a company initiated by Neo (Nick Offerman) where infants perpetually stay infants due to a genetic modification in their DNA. Less a question of how these babies came to be and the scientific explanation behind them, infinity babies are presented similar to the latest gadget on the market and stripped of their humane characteristics; infinitely easier to take care of than any other sentient being, substituting crying for cooing, only needing a diaper change once a week and never having to leave the nest. After a struggling sell with a prospective mother, Malcolm (Martin Starr) and Larry (Kevin Corrigan)…

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    SXSW Film Review: Signature Move

      Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move is a refreshing and eye-opening romantic comedy on the interpersonal relationships between women, family, and diverse cultural backgrounds. Inspired by actual events, the story revolves around Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza), a Pakistani lawyer in her 30’s, acting as caretaker to her recently widowed mother Parveen (Shabana Azmi) by day and trains as a lucha-style wrestler by night. Upon meeting Alma (Sari Sanchez) at a bar one evening, romantic entanglements ensue that in turn lead Zaynab to confront her desires and future due to her mother’s ongoing hopes of finding her a potential husband. Signature Move succeeds in embracing our vast cultural differences as well as reminds…

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    CLEAR

    Photographer: Aleksandar Gligoric ( Instagram ) Stylist: Srdjan Sveljo ( Instagram ) Makeup: Vesna Gligoric ( Instagram ) Model: Ana Vuksan (GREAT Models Management / Instagram )   shoes MOSCHINO, pants CALLIOPE, bag IKEA, shorts MILICA VUKADINOVIC, skirt CALLIOPE, necklace MIRA POTPARA, blazer CALLIOPE, fur CHEAP & CHIC, jacket CALLIOPE, hat VINTAGE, sunglasses LOUIS VUITTON   skirt ZARA, shirt VINTAGE, long sleeve shirt LUTKART, lace VINTAGE, leggins H&M, shoes VINTAGE, necklace TOMISLAV BAHORIC   skirt LUTKART, jacket right LUTKART, jacket left CASH for TRASH, shirt ESCADA, shoes MOSCHINO, leggins TERRANOVA, shirt VINTAGE     pants ZARA, skirt CALLIOPE, jacket CALLIOPE, shirt ZARA, coat ZARA, shoes ZARA, kimono VINTAGE   shoes ZARA, skirt…

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    Mixtape Monday: A Dedication

      Home – Intro Sea Oleena – Untitled Julian Klincewicz – La Dolce Vita Washed Out – Phone Call Holy Wave – Sueñ os Gold Panda – You SALES – Mondays Deep Cuts – Take Me Back COOltube – Be My Girl (Come With Me) TEEKS – Dead on T.V. Archy Marshall – Bleak Blake yonson – Pal GIOS – You’ll Only Stop Your Smoking When You’re Dead Tough Love – Happiest Man in This Room Black Marble – Self Guided Tours Drug Train – 1976 Colin Potter – Rooftops  

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    Standing in the Gap: The Disquiet Vol. 1 Compilation

    “In violent times, you shouldn’t have to sell your soul” ~ Tears for Fears (Ian Stanley/Ronald Orzabal) “ Shout”, Songs from the Big Chair 1985   This quote from 1985 is rather poignant in today’s political climate. As the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, people of color, scholars, the dispossessed, and those who resist are under attack by our own government, art becomes a medium in which expressions of rage, consolation, resistance, solidarity, sadness, and hope can be expressed. These artistic expressions are not passive, they are not void of meaning nor are they empty. They are a means to join in, to evoke, and to mobilize those who…

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    Defying Boundaries: Exclusive Track and Show Premiere for Ancient River

        Encapsulating sonic soundscapes ranging from My Bloody Valentine’s reverb-soaked shoegaze, Dead Meadow’s psychedelic haze and Temples’ contemporary fuzz, Ancient River breaks from the constraints of musical genres to create an aurally expansive world. Originating in 2000, guitarist and singer/songwriter James Barreto staked a name for himself in Gainesville, Florida, playing with his then instrumental psych band The Ohm, as well as recording local bands and music for indie films. He quickly engulfed himself in the music scene, turning his home into a recording studio and rehearsal space surrounded by like-minded and creative individuals. After incorporating drummer Alex Cordova in the band in 2011, the duo set off traveling…