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In conversation with Joan & Biel, founders of TWOJEYS
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In conversation with Joan & Biel, founders of TWOJEYS

Jewelry From the traditional to the digital, the jewelry empire has been  from its beginnings  a powerful and relevant sector, where the traditional and artisan methods have been the diferential point to determine the quality of the pieces of the high jewelry.   That’s how the founders behind Twojeys are: Joan and Biel, young, creative and ambitious with an inherent need to contribute something different, learning and improving themselves for years as influencers, have wanted to take a step further. Moved by passion, they decided to embark on this new adventure as entrepreneurs after a road trip along Route 66 from Las Vegas to Palm Springs to assist Coachella, with a notebook containing more than 100 product sketches and brand strategies. On July 29th 2019, Twojeys was launched. A brand of unisex jewelry, with which they wanted to demonstrate that quality, traditional heritage, an a ordable price and be sustainable, were not at all opposed to the conservation of Spain’s handcrafted jewelry, a fundamental part of TJ.     We had a great conversation with Joan & Biel about their brand and brand new collection.     What inspired the new SMILEY collection and what is the story behind the collection itself?   As a brand, We always have felt attached to the Urban Culture, from listening to 90s-2000 Hip Hip to Skating in our city since we were kids and so we wanted to put all our creativity and feelings in this special Collection. Creating a concept that goes far beyond product it's the most important thing for us, we wanted to give meaning to every piece of this collection by empowering all artists related to the urban culture, from skateboarding to singers, to any kind of artists out there with so much talent.   “Not happy Not sad” face represents balance in life, there is not a happy story without a bad chapter & we must enjoy the process. The Twojeys Happy/Sad Trademark magnet closing is our best piece so far.     What made you start your own jewellery brand and what experience inspired it?   We were about to go on a Road trip from Vegas to Palm Springs and we couldn’t find the type of jewelry that we were dreaming of. So in the middle of the desert, we realized that we had a good shot-creating what we love: creating jewels with a story behind.     Tell our readers about who you both are individually.   Biel 23 years old, born in Barcelona & Raised in A creative background: both parents graphic designers, Biel has always been a sports Lover & a good student. Have been working on social media for 5 years as a fashion influencer. In 2019 stopped his degree in economics at the University of Barcelona to follow his entrepreneurship soul and create Twojeys alongside his best friend Joan.   Joan 23 years old, born and raised in a little town near Barcelona, both parents entrepreneurs, since always, Joan loves to get involved in projects, mini DV films, analog photography, capturing raw moments with the homies, pizza and road trips. Spent 2 years studying in the USA and snowboarding every day, later on, joined an entrepreneurship program and ended up in San Francisco for a couple of months, then started to work on social media while going to college and finally quitting college and partnering with Biel to create the brand we always dreamed of.     How did the current crazy times influence your creativity and development of your newly launched brand?   We are feeling lucky. Seeing all the impotence other entrepreneurs are living to not be able to work or even leaving their projects. We have been very lucky we have grown x10 since we started. We have been able to focus and grow our team from 4 to 14 people, so we can focus more on the creative side and make sure everyone has a big impact on the brand, every day.   It’s always about finding amazing opportunities during bad times: we knew brands wouldn’t do any press trips or big social media campaigns during summer fearing the public opinion, so we decided to do a 1 monthly campaign (covid free) letting all our influencer friends live the Twojeys Experience in a Summer Villa, so we had all the attention and we could connect even more with our friends and brand supporters.     TWOJEYS is a unisex brand. What made you create a genderless brand?   The jewelry industry is very polarized, between a soft feminine universe and a heavy metal rock vibe. So we wanted to do something different and be the boyish brand that cool girls like to wear. It is a difficult job to target both markets but has been very successful and interested in a creative way. We are trying to keep improving our collections and designs so we can internationalize the brand and become something global.     What is your first experience with fashion? And what made you embark on a profession in this industry?   It made it a little easier for us to start this project since we are on both sides of the business and we have all the KNOW-HOW in terms of managing campaigns, how to treat all the influencers we work with, how to post, how to create the content, hiring talents, etc.     Tell us something about TWOJEYS that is not on your resume.   We have some crazy ideas for the future for our International expansion, from hiring new talents to making movies all around. This year the Twojeys Villa is going to be something else with lots of special guests. Twojeys might have the first touch on the Offline world by 2021 and ... we have some partnerships ready that we can't wait to show you!     Your new collection has a variety of cool necklaces, rings, earrings and more. Tell us more about the novelties and key pieces of your collection?   The Not Happy Not Sad Necklace is definitely a masterpiece in this collection, it was our first product design of the entire collection. The magnet gives a special feel and uniqueness, with two chain sizes & two different lengths for Him&Her.   The Cuban chain has a lot of power in this collection since it's an evolution of the hip-hop jewelry movement that began in the late '70s to mid-80s, so we wanted to use a chain that shared a similar story of the campaign.       Read more about them and check out their new collection: https://twojeys.com From the traditional to the digital, the jewelry empire has been  from its beginnings  a powerful and relevant sector, where the traditional and artisan methods have been the diferential point to determine the quality of the pieces of the high jewelry.   That’s how the founders behind Twojeys are: Joan and Biel, young, creative and ambitious with an inherent need to contribute something different, learning and improving themselves for years as influencers, have wanted to take a step further. Moved by passion, they decided to embark on this new adventure as entrepreneurs after a road trip along Route 66 from Las Vegas to Palm Springs to assist Coachella, with a notebook containing more than 100 product sketches and brand strategies. On July 29th 2019, Twojeys was launched. A brand of unisex jewelry, with which they wanted to demonstrate that quality, traditional heritage, an a ordable price and be sustainable, were not at all opposed to the conservation of Spain’s handcrafted jewelry, a fundamental part of TJ.     We had a great conversation with Joan & Biel about their brand and brand new collection.     What inspired the new SMILEY collection and what is the story behind the collection itself?   As a brand, We always have felt attached to the Urban Culture, from listening to 90s-2000 Hip Hip to Skating in our city since we were kids and so we wanted to put all our creativity and feelings in this special Collection. Creating a concept that goes far beyond product it's the most important thing for us, we wanted to give meaning to every piece of this collection by empowering all artists related to the urban culture, from skateboarding to singers, to any kind of artists out there with so much talent.   “Not happy Not sad” face represents balance in life, there is not a happy story without a bad chapter & we must enjoy the process. The Twojeys Happy/Sad Trademark magnet closing is our best piece so far.     What made you start your own jewellery brand and what experience inspired it?   We were about to go on a Road trip from Vegas to Palm Springs and we couldn’t find the type of jewelry that we were dreaming of. So in the middle of the desert, we realized that we had a good shot-creating what we love: creating jewels with a story behind.     Tell our readers about who you both are individually.   Biel 23 years old, born in Barcelona & Raised in A creative background: both parents graphic designers, Biel has always been a sports Lover & a good student. Have been working on social media for 5 years as a fashion influencer. In 2019 stopped his degree in economics at the University of Barcelona to follow his entrepreneurship soul and create Twojeys alongside his best friend Joan.   Joan 23 years old, born and raised in a little town near Barcelona, both parents entrepreneurs, since always, Joan loves to get involved in projects, mini DV films, analog photography, capturing raw moments with the homies, pizza and road trips. Spent 2 years studying in the USA and snowboarding every day, later on, joined an entrepreneurship program and ended up in San Francisco for a couple of months, then started to work on social media while going to college and finally quitting college and partnering with Biel to create the brand we always dreamed of.     How did the current crazy times influence your creativity and development of your newly launched brand?   We are feeling lucky. Seeing all the impotence other entrepreneurs are living to not be able to work or even leaving their projects. We have been very lucky we have grown x10 since we started. We have been able to focus and grow our team from 4 to 14 people, so we can focus more on the creative side and make sure everyone has a big impact on the brand, every day.   It’s always about finding amazing opportunities during bad times: we knew brands wouldn’t do any press trips or big social media campaigns during summer fearing the public opinion, so we decided to do a 1 monthly campaign (covid free) letting all our influencer friends live the Twojeys Experience in a Summer Villa, so we had all the attention and we could connect even more with our friends and brand supporters.     TWOJEYS is a unisex brand. What made you create a genderless brand?   The jewelry industry is very polarized, between a soft feminine universe and a heavy metal rock vibe. So we wanted to do something different and be the boyish brand that cool girls like to wear. It is a difficult job to target both markets but has been very successful and interested in a creative way. We are trying to keep improving our collections and designs so we can internationalize the brand and become something global.     What is your first experience with fashion? And what made you embark on a profession in this industry?   It made it a little easier for us to start this project since we are on both sides of the business and we have all the KNOW-HOW in terms of managing campaigns, how to treat all the influencers we work with, how to post, how to create the content, hiring talents, etc.     Tell us something about TWOJEYS that is not on your resume.   We have some crazy ideas for the future for our International expansion, from hiring new talents to making movies all around. This year the Twojeys Villa is going to be something else with lots of special guests. Twojeys might have the first touch on the Offline world by 2021 and ... we have some partnerships ready that we can't wait to show you!     Your new collection has a variety of cool necklaces, rings, earrings and more. Tell us more about the novelties and key pieces of your collection?   The Not Happy Not Sad Necklace is definitely a masterpiece in this collection, it was our first product design of the entire collection. The magnet gives a special feel and uniqueness, with two chain sizes & two different lengths for Him&Her.   The Cuban chain has a lot of power in this collection since it's an evolution of the hip-hop jewelry movement that began in the late '70s to mid-80s, so we wanted to use a chain that shared a similar story of the campaign.       Read more about them and check out their new collection: https://twojeys.com

In conversation with DON DIABLO
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In conversation with DON DIABLO

Music  We had a pleasure chatting and shooting an exclusive editorial in our new issue, with on of the best DJ'S and artists at the moment DON DIABLO.      How are you doing?   I am doing great actually. Considering the circumstances!      How are you experiencing being a DJ in a time where your options are limited?   I feel quite opposite actually, for me it feels like I now have limitless possibilities to explore all my other creative thoughts and ideas now that I am not doing 200+ shows in over 100 countries in one year. Sleeping less than two to three hours a night for a few years straight definitely messes with your mind and body on many different levels. I first decided to work on my mental and physical health. I also really wanted to explore other creative opportunities next to making music like writing a book, creating art and expanding my HEXAGON fashion brand. I also launched a new 80-ies influenced band called "Camp Kubrick" and rebuilt a church into a house from where I did the craziest livestreams in my bedroom, swimming pool and a special set in my toilet which actually made it into the 8 o'clock news (!). Before the pandemic I never really shared anything from my private life and lived quite a secluded life outside of my work, now we recorded an Mtv Cribs special in my house and I am doing a semi shirtless photoshoot for Numero, for me this period of my life is also about exploring things that normally scare me to death, about expanding my horizons. Throughout my life I have taught myself to see limitations as exciting opportunities.         You have probably been working on new music, when can we expect some new beats?   I am quite close to finally finishing off my new album, almost a year after the expected release date. We actually already did the album tour before the pandemic hit, testing out new music in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan. After the tour it felt like something was missing, I really wanted this album to be more personal than ever. For me it's not just about the beats, it's also about the story. A song has to mean something personal to me, it's my way to share some insight into my head both creatively as well as emotionally. In between my work on the album I did release a few bangers to keep the fans happy, besides making music for a Chinese video game and remixing acts like Dua Lipa and The Killers.       And what is next for the future? It is your main source of inspiration right?   Hahaha. Well, yes...my friends and fans often refer to me as "the future man" because I am very inspired by the concept of time, technology and futuristic art. Throughout my life I have lost a lot of important people who still had a whole life ahead of them. This not only fueled my urge to work as hard as I could to achieve my dreams, it also paved the way to think bigger and stop continuously doubting myself. What do I really have to lose?      You recently launched a sci-fi comic book series 'Hexagon', what was the main inspiration for that?   Initially I wrote the story of the comic book series as a concept for a very ambitious film project. When I met my current publisher in Los Angeles it felt more logical and achievable to start it off as a comic book series. The story is not only an epic sci-fi adventure but also a semi biographical story that revolves around the connection between a son and his dad. If I am being really honest it's also a way to bring back and capture memories of my own father who passed away a few years ago.       Did you have an influence for your career, did you get any help?   Musically I mostly got influenced by rock music while growing up. Unfortunately I grew up in the middle of nowhere so there were no friends around to start a band. Luckily I discovered the concept of making music with my computer at a very young age which then immediately became an obsession. I released my first record when I was fourteen and never looked back. Record labels never paid me proper royalties, radio stations never played my music and promoters never gave me a chance to show my skills so in the end I had to do it all myself. Started my own label, created my own sound and worked eighteen hours a day, seven days a week without the help of a management or agency. Things were pretty grim for many years, I worked non stop while seeing other new dj's and producers on the scene blowing up left and right. In the end I stuck to what I believed in and managed to climb my way to the top one step at a time. It was quite a journey to get where I am today but it also makes me appreciate every single moment I get to experience now even more.         Do you have a favourite track or music project?   It's hard to pick one favourite but I wrote a very special song for my father in LA this year, looking back on the last eight years of my life without him in my life. I also directed the music video for "Thousand Faces" myself, I tried to make it as personal as possible so it features my Mom and some of the places that mean or meant a lot to me personally.       Is there an artist you still want to collaborate with?   I would love to create a song featuring the vocals of Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel and / or Childish Gambino. Creatively I have also always been inspired by George Lucas and the Star Wars universe that's why working together with Disney and LucasFilm on a Star Wars clothing line last year definitely was a collaboration highlight for me outside of my musical adventures.         Can you describe yourself in three words?    Sleep deprived perfectionist.      What makes you happy the most? Why?   When I hang out with my Mom. It takes me back to when I was a kid and makes me forget about all of my "grown up worries". I visit my Mom every week. She's a gem. I honestly never want to lose the kid inside of me. Children see the world in a different way. Without fear and prejudice.       Do you have any advice for upcoming dj's and producers? These are strange times, so any advice would work.    Make music because you LOVE making music. Play music because you LOVE playing music. I never started doing these things because I wanted to become rich or famous, I started doing these things because it gave me joy. It transported me into a world where I felt in control of my own happiness. Creativity is not a competition. The best things are created out of joy and spontaneity. Work hard and be patient. Life is not a sprint, it's a marathon, if you're lucky that is. Success will then follow as a bonus. Or not. At least you had a great time. At the end of the day we will all die and we will all be forgotten one day so we better enjoy life while it lasts, no reason to take things so seriously or even worse to focus on what others are doing around you. This has absolutely no relation to the happiness you have to create yourself inside your own head     What comes to mind when you heard the word “DREAM”? (as that is the theme of our issue)   Dreams are what gives us drive, a purpose. Dreams allow us to create a better place in our head, a place we can visit at any given time no matter how stormy it is outside. If you have a dream and you can hang on to that dream you are already a winner. In the end it doesn't really matter what happens in "out there" it matters what you feel inside your heart and how every now and then that translates into precious moments of happiness inside your own reality.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Don Diablo @dondiablo  Casting and editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Photography: Koers Von Cremer @koersvoncremer  Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri  Grooming: Carlos Saidel using @narsissist  Styling assistant: Emma Hersbach / interview by Leroy Aznam Location: Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam   You can see the full editorial and interview in our new issue, which you can now purchase on: https://www.boutiquemags.com  We had a pleasure chatting and shooting an exclusive editorial in our new issue, with on of the best DJ'S and artists at the moment DON DIABLO.      How are you doing?   I am doing great actually. Considering the circumstances!      How are you experiencing being a DJ in a time where your options are limited?   I feel quite opposite actually, for me it feels like I now have limitless possibilities to explore all my other creative thoughts and ideas now that I am not doing 200+ shows in over 100 countries in one year. Sleeping less than two to three hours a night for a few years straight definitely messes with your mind and body on many different levels. I first decided to work on my mental and physical health. I also really wanted to explore other creative opportunities next to making music like writing a book, creating art and expanding my HEXAGON fashion brand. I also launched a new 80-ies influenced band called "Camp Kubrick" and rebuilt a church into a house from where I did the craziest livestreams in my bedroom, swimming pool and a special set in my toilet which actually made it into the 8 o'clock news (!). Before the pandemic I never really shared anything from my private life and lived quite a secluded life outside of my work, now we recorded an Mtv Cribs special in my house and I am doing a semi shirtless photoshoot for Numero, for me this period of my life is also about exploring things that normally scare me to death, about expanding my horizons. Throughout my life I have taught myself to see limitations as exciting opportunities.         You have probably been working on new music, when can we expect some new beats?   I am quite close to finally finishing off my new album, almost a year after the expected release date. We actually already did the album tour before the pandemic hit, testing out new music in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan. After the tour it felt like something was missing, I really wanted this album to be more personal than ever. For me it's not just about the beats, it's also about the story. A song has to mean something personal to me, it's my way to share some insight into my head both creatively as well as emotionally. In between my work on the album I did release a few bangers to keep the fans happy, besides making music for a Chinese video game and remixing acts like Dua Lipa and The Killers.       And what is next for the future? It is your main source of inspiration right?   Hahaha. Well, yes...my friends and fans often refer to me as "the future man" because I am very inspired by the concept of time, technology and futuristic art. Throughout my life I have lost a lot of important people who still had a whole life ahead of them. This not only fueled my urge to work as hard as I could to achieve my dreams, it also paved the way to think bigger and stop continuously doubting myself. What do I really have to lose?      You recently launched a sci-fi comic book series 'Hexagon', what was the main inspiration for that?   Initially I wrote the story of the comic book series as a concept for a very ambitious film project. When I met my current publisher in Los Angeles it felt more logical and achievable to start it off as a comic book series. The story is not only an epic sci-fi adventure but also a semi biographical story that revolves around the connection between a son and his dad. If I am being really honest it's also a way to bring back and capture memories of my own father who passed away a few years ago.       Did you have an influence for your career, did you get any help?   Musically I mostly got influenced by rock music while growing up. Unfortunately I grew up in the middle of nowhere so there were no friends around to start a band. Luckily I discovered the concept of making music with my computer at a very young age which then immediately became an obsession. I released my first record when I was fourteen and never looked back. Record labels never paid me proper royalties, radio stations never played my music and promoters never gave me a chance to show my skills so in the end I had to do it all myself. Started my own label, created my own sound and worked eighteen hours a day, seven days a week without the help of a management or agency. Things were pretty grim for many years, I worked non stop while seeing other new dj's and producers on the scene blowing up left and right. In the end I stuck to what I believed in and managed to climb my way to the top one step at a time. It was quite a journey to get where I am today but it also makes me appreciate every single moment I get to experience now even more.         Do you have a favourite track or music project?   It's hard to pick one favourite but I wrote a very special song for my father in LA this year, looking back on the last eight years of my life without him in my life. I also directed the music video for "Thousand Faces" myself, I tried to make it as personal as possible so it features my Mom and some of the places that mean or meant a lot to me personally.       Is there an artist you still want to collaborate with?   I would love to create a song featuring the vocals of Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel and / or Childish Gambino. Creatively I have also always been inspired by George Lucas and the Star Wars universe that's why working together with Disney and LucasFilm on a Star Wars clothing line last year definitely was a collaboration highlight for me outside of my musical adventures.         Can you describe yourself in three words?    Sleep deprived perfectionist.      What makes you happy the most? Why?   When I hang out with my Mom. It takes me back to when I was a kid and makes me forget about all of my "grown up worries". I visit my Mom every week. She's a gem. I honestly never want to lose the kid inside of me. Children see the world in a different way. Without fear and prejudice.       Do you have any advice for upcoming dj's and producers? These are strange times, so any advice would work.    Make music because you LOVE making music. Play music because you LOVE playing music. I never started doing these things because I wanted to become rich or famous, I started doing these things because it gave me joy. It transported me into a world where I felt in control of my own happiness. Creativity is not a competition. The best things are created out of joy and spontaneity. Work hard and be patient. Life is not a sprint, it's a marathon, if you're lucky that is. Success will then follow as a bonus. Or not. At least you had a great time. At the end of the day we will all die and we will all be forgotten one day so we better enjoy life while it lasts, no reason to take things so seriously or even worse to focus on what others are doing around you. This has absolutely no relation to the happiness you have to create yourself inside your own head     What comes to mind when you heard the word “DREAM”? (as that is the theme of our issue)   Dreams are what gives us drive, a purpose. Dreams allow us to create a better place in our head, a place we can visit at any given time no matter how stormy it is outside. If you have a dream and you can hang on to that dream you are already a winner. In the end it doesn't really matter what happens in "out there" it matters what you feel inside your heart and how every now and then that translates into precious moments of happiness inside your own reality.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Don Diablo @dondiablo  Casting and editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Photography: Koers Von Cremer @koersvoncremer  Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri  Grooming: Carlos Saidel using @narsissist  Styling assistant: Emma Hersbach / interview by Leroy Aznam Location: Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam   You can see the full editorial and interview in our new issue, which you can now purchase on: https://www.boutiquemags.com

In conversation with Sydney Sweeney
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In conversation with Sydney Sweeney

Cinema Sydney Sweeney is most recently known for portraying Cassie Howard in HBO's hit series ”Euphoria”, which follows a group of high school students through their experiences with friendships, love, sex, drugs, identity and trauma. Despite being only 23, her acting credits list is quite extensive. You've seen her before, as a guest star in the popular shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars and in Academy Award nominated Best Picture ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.       Sydney, you prepared a business plan for your parents to convince them that acting is something you really want. When did you know you wanted a career in acting and how did you come up with the idea of a business plan?   I knew I wanted a career in acting the moment I found out that it was actually a possible career choice, definitely not an easy one though. I don't think I truly understood what it all meant when I was younger, or how tough and big the industry really is, but I knew that I wanted to be different people and explore different emotions. And I knew the only way for my parents to take me seriously as an 11-year old was to try and communicate on their level. So I ended up putting together a five year business plan proposal of what could happen if they let me try auditioning.     Before your role in Euphoria, you appeared in guest roles in TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, 90210, Criminal Minds and Heroes. How did it feel to be on set of these popular TV productions? Did you ever wish to have more than just a guest role on any of these shows?   I was always so grateful for every role. They paid for my gas and food through high school. Everyone has to start somewhere, and I didn't come to LA with any connections. You get told "no" so many times, so even when I got small guest roles on these shows I was so excited. Of course I always wished that I could be that series regular or recurring star on the shows. I questioned myself a lot when I wasn't and felt like I was letting my parents down.      In 2018 you landed a recurring role in ”The Handmaid's Tale”, a series that won 8 Emmy Awards out of 13 nominations and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama TV Series. The show revolves around the totalitarian society subjecting fertile women, called ”Handmaids”, into child-bearing slavery during the Second American Civil War. How would you describe your experience playing Eden in this series?   I learned so much on that set and built incredible friendships with the talented cast and crew. I hold Eden so close and dear to my heart. She was a gift to play.      Well, 2018 was definitely the year when your career was starting to really bloom. You got the role in Quentin Tarantino's film ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, starring alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. How did it feel to be a part of this famous cast and a film that won many awards and was even nominated for the Best Picture at the Academy Awards?   Pretty speechless! I mean, I got to work with many people who were on my dream board all on one project. It was so overwhelming and I'm such a dork, so I was geeking out the whole time, but trying to stay serious. It felt pretty amazing to be a part of it.     Your career is really on fire right now. Which was your favorite role you've played so far and why particularly this role? And what kind of a role that you haven't played yet, would you most like to do?   I really can't answer what character has been my favorite, they're all so different and mean so much to me in different ways that it's hard to pick. I've learned so much about myself and others through each of my characters. But there are for sure other roles that I'd like to challenge myself with. I've been wanting to do a film that uses my MMA skills, so maybe a fighting or spy type film. But I do tend to find myself drawn to unexpected roles, so we'll see what's next.     Tell us more about how you prepare for your roles? Do you have some special routine for this?   I've talked about this a little, about my books I build for my characters. I like to build my characters' life like a scrapbook/journal so they feel like a whole person and I know them more intimately.      In the beginning of the year, you were announced as an ambassador of ”Savage x Fenty”, Rihanna's lingerie brand. Is fashion something we might see you do more after this?   Fashion is something I'm learning as I grow in the industry. I didn't have the means when I was young to afford the highest fashion, I made do with what I had, so I never really knew what my style or what fashion really was. These past few years I have definitely fallen in love with the artistic freedom fashion gives you to express yourself. Working with Savage x Fenty I've learned to feel more confident with myself, and so if I could build something that makes others feel free and confident I'd love to expand into that.     ”Euphoria” has received many award nominations and has been renewed for a second season, which you were due to start filming earlier this year, but due to the situation we're currently in, fans will have to wait a bit longer to see it back on their screens. Would you say that there are any similarities between yourself and your character Cassie?   I definitely relate to Cassie on a deep level. We've gone through some similar scenarios and just being a young girl I think anyone can relate to wanting to be loved and not alone.   How have you spent the quarantine besides being an honorable student of entrepreneurship? What are your hobbies? Have you formed a deeper bond with Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi and the rest of ”Euphoria” cast and were you guys in regular contact during this hiatus?   I've been able to work out more regularly which has been nice and spending a LOT of quality time with my dog, Tank. I've started painting and reading a lot. But mainly focusing on building my company Fifty-Fifty Films. It's thankfully kept me busy these past months. As for the cast, we've all been quarantining safely, but we would have zoom game nights which were a lot of fun.     You've launched your own production company, ”Fifty-Fifty Films” and have your first project set up. In the upcoming TV series ”The Players Table”, which is an adaption of the novel They Wish They Were Us, you will not only star but will also be the executive producer. Tell us a little bit more about this project. How did you decide to have your own production company?   Once I started learning more about the industry and all the different building blocks inside it, I knew I wanted to be a part of that building process and be more than just an actress. I've always been drawn to the business side of conversations, so when I talked to my team about it they were really supportive and we came up with a plan. I wanted to find my own properties to create, so my agency started sending me books that were available to be produced. I read They Wish They Were Us aka “The Player's Table” about a year ago and half way through I  knew I wanted it. I was drawn to Jill, the mystery, the diverse ensemble cast, and social themes that could be explored within it.      What can you tell us about your good relationship with the talented photographer, Damon Baker. How did you two meet? What is the most special thing about his art, that connects you with him so much?   Damon is such a special soul. His art is so emotional and poetic. He conveys so much in one shot. We met doing a spec shoot and worked so beautifully together. He makes me feel confident and guides me with each shot. I'm usually really awkward and nervous during photo shoots, but with him that goes away.     TO VIEW THE FULL EDITORIAL AND INTERVIEW, VISIT  https://www.boutiquemags.com and order a copy of our new issue directly.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Sydney Sweeney wearing @alexandermcqueen and shoes @andreawazen  Photography: Damon Baker Styling & fashion editor: Lisa Jarvis Editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja Hair stylist: Patricia Morales Make-Up by: Selena Ruiz Executive producer: Sacha Di Bona Interviewer: Jana Letonja Casting: Tasha Tongpreecha Video: Nikolai Kokanovic Nails: Saya Nails / market researcher @itsmerazzie  #NumeroNetherlands#SydneySweeney #NewIssue#ComingSoon #DamonBaker #Dream#LisaJarvis #TimiLetonja Sydney Sweeney is most recently known for portraying Cassie Howard in HBO's hit series ”Euphoria”, which follows a group of high school students through their experiences with friendships, love, sex, drugs, identity and trauma. Despite being only 23, her acting credits list is quite extensive. You've seen her before, as a guest star in the popular shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars and in Academy Award nominated Best Picture ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.       Sydney, you prepared a business plan for your parents to convince them that acting is something you really want. When did you know you wanted a career in acting and how did you come up with the idea of a business plan?   I knew I wanted a career in acting the moment I found out that it was actually a possible career choice, definitely not an easy one though. I don't think I truly understood what it all meant when I was younger, or how tough and big the industry really is, but I knew that I wanted to be different people and explore different emotions. And I knew the only way for my parents to take me seriously as an 11-year old was to try and communicate on their level. So I ended up putting together a five year business plan proposal of what could happen if they let me try auditioning.     Before your role in Euphoria, you appeared in guest roles in TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, 90210, Criminal Minds and Heroes. How did it feel to be on set of these popular TV productions? Did you ever wish to have more than just a guest role on any of these shows?   I was always so grateful for every role. They paid for my gas and food through high school. Everyone has to start somewhere, and I didn't come to LA with any connections. You get told "no" so many times, so even when I got small guest roles on these shows I was so excited. Of course I always wished that I could be that series regular or recurring star on the shows. I questioned myself a lot when I wasn't and felt like I was letting my parents down.      In 2018 you landed a recurring role in ”The Handmaid's Tale”, a series that won 8 Emmy Awards out of 13 nominations and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama TV Series. The show revolves around the totalitarian society subjecting fertile women, called ”Handmaids”, into child-bearing slavery during the Second American Civil War. How would you describe your experience playing Eden in this series?   I learned so much on that set and built incredible friendships with the talented cast and crew. I hold Eden so close and dear to my heart. She was a gift to play.      Well, 2018 was definitely the year when your career was starting to really bloom. You got the role in Quentin Tarantino's film ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, starring alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. How did it feel to be a part of this famous cast and a film that won many awards and was even nominated for the Best Picture at the Academy Awards?   Pretty speechless! I mean, I got to work with many people who were on my dream board all on one project. It was so overwhelming and I'm such a dork, so I was geeking out the whole time, but trying to stay serious. It felt pretty amazing to be a part of it.     Your career is really on fire right now. Which was your favorite role you've played so far and why particularly this role? And what kind of a role that you haven't played yet, would you most like to do?   I really can't answer what character has been my favorite, they're all so different and mean so much to me in different ways that it's hard to pick. I've learned so much about myself and others through each of my characters. But there are for sure other roles that I'd like to challenge myself with. I've been wanting to do a film that uses my MMA skills, so maybe a fighting or spy type film. But I do tend to find myself drawn to unexpected roles, so we'll see what's next.     Tell us more about how you prepare for your roles? Do you have some special routine for this?   I've talked about this a little, about my books I build for my characters. I like to build my characters' life like a scrapbook/journal so they feel like a whole person and I know them more intimately.      In the beginning of the year, you were announced as an ambassador of ”Savage x Fenty”, Rihanna's lingerie brand. Is fashion something we might see you do more after this?   Fashion is something I'm learning as I grow in the industry. I didn't have the means when I was young to afford the highest fashion, I made do with what I had, so I never really knew what my style or what fashion really was. These past few years I have definitely fallen in love with the artistic freedom fashion gives you to express yourself. Working with Savage x Fenty I've learned to feel more confident with myself, and so if I could build something that makes others feel free and confident I'd love to expand into that.     ”Euphoria” has received many award nominations and has been renewed for a second season, which you were due to start filming earlier this year, but due to the situation we're currently in, fans will have to wait a bit longer to see it back on their screens. Would you say that there are any similarities between yourself and your character Cassie?   I definitely relate to Cassie on a deep level. We've gone through some similar scenarios and just being a young girl I think anyone can relate to wanting to be loved and not alone.   How have you spent the quarantine besides being an honorable student of entrepreneurship? What are your hobbies? Have you formed a deeper bond with Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi and the rest of ”Euphoria” cast and were you guys in regular contact during this hiatus?   I've been able to work out more regularly which has been nice and spending a LOT of quality time with my dog, Tank. I've started painting and reading a lot. But mainly focusing on building my company Fifty-Fifty Films. It's thankfully kept me busy these past months. As for the cast, we've all been quarantining safely, but we would have zoom game nights which were a lot of fun.     You've launched your own production company, ”Fifty-Fifty Films” and have your first project set up. In the upcoming TV series ”The Players Table”, which is an adaption of the novel They Wish They Were Us, you will not only star but will also be the executive producer. Tell us a little bit more about this project. How did you decide to have your own production company?   Once I started learning more about the industry and all the different building blocks inside it, I knew I wanted to be a part of that building process and be more than just an actress. I've always been drawn to the business side of conversations, so when I talked to my team about it they were really supportive and we came up with a plan. I wanted to find my own properties to create, so my agency started sending me books that were available to be produced. I read They Wish They Were Us aka “The Player's Table” about a year ago and half way through I  knew I wanted it. I was drawn to Jill, the mystery, the diverse ensemble cast, and social themes that could be explored within it.      What can you tell us about your good relationship with the talented photographer, Damon Baker. How did you two meet? What is the most special thing about his art, that connects you with him so much?   Damon is such a special soul. His art is so emotional and poetic. He conveys so much in one shot. We met doing a spec shoot and worked so beautifully together. He makes me feel confident and guides me with each shot. I'm usually really awkward and nervous during photo shoots, but with him that goes away.     TO VIEW THE FULL EDITORIAL AND INTERVIEW, VISIT  https://www.boutiquemags.com and order a copy of our new issue directly.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Sydney Sweeney wearing @alexandermcqueen and shoes @andreawazen  Photography: Damon Baker Styling & fashion editor: Lisa Jarvis Editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja Hair stylist: Patricia Morales Make-Up by: Selena Ruiz Executive producer: Sacha Di Bona Interviewer: Jana Letonja Casting: Tasha Tongpreecha Video: Nikolai Kokanovic Nails: Saya Nails / market researcher @itsmerazzie  #NumeroNetherlands#SydneySweeney #NewIssue#ComingSoon #DamonBaker #Dream#LisaJarvis #TimiLetonja

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BOTTEGA VENETA RELEASES THEIR WARDROBE 01 CAMPAIGN
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Fashion With Tobias Dionisi, Cyrielle Lalande, Selena Forrest, Martijn Faaij, Guinevere van Seenus, Malaika Holmén, Fernando Cabral   Photographed by Tyrone Lebon With Tobias Dionisi, Cyrielle Lalande, Selena Forrest, Martijn Faaij, Guinevere van Seenus, Malaika Holmén, Fernando Cabral   Photographed by Tyrone Lebon

Exclusive editorial by Bryan Torres
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Exclusive editorial by Bryan Torres

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial by Bryan Torres.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo BRYAN TORRES  Styling FRANCISCO UGARTE Grooming REGINA KHANIPOVA Model TAKFARINES BENGANA at UNO MODELS Exclusive digital editorial by Bryan Torres.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo BRYAN TORRES  Styling FRANCISCO UGARTE Grooming REGINA KHANIPOVA Model TAKFARINES BENGANA at UNO MODELS

ZALANDO PRESENTS THEIR NEW HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN: WE WILL HUG AGAIN
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ZALANDO PRESENTS THEIR NEW HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN: WE WILL HUG AGAIN

Fashion This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform forfashion and lifestyle, is celebrating the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, human connection has never felt more important and the new Holiday Campaign, “We Will Hug Again”,seeks to convey the feeling of optimism and hope across Europe.   The campaign is brought to life through a series of Hug Portraits, intimate and emotive images captured by documentary and portrait photographer Sarah Blais. Complementing this is a heart-warming film, “100 Years of Hugs”, overseen and directed by globally renowned visual storyteller, Vincent Haycock, and set to the track ‘Godspeed’ by legendary singer-songwriter, Frank Ocean.   The simplicity and emotional impact of the hug can be felt throughout the campaign. Whether it’sfriends walking arm in arm, a daughter hugging her elderly father, or couples of all ages, genders and orientations embracing – the protagonists throughout are real and relatable people, taking the focus away from staging, models and fashion and placing it on the message of hope for the future when we will be able to hug our loved ones again.   “The central idea of our holiday campaign, human connection, is echoed in the way we engage with our customers. Our strategy is to be social first, allowing us to connect and engage withconsumers through relevant and relatable stories.” Barbara Daliri, Zalando’s Senior VicePresident Sales & Marketing, comments, “It was important for us to address the exceptionalcircumstances and uncertainty of this holiday season and at the same time share with ourcommunity the feeling of hope for the time when we will be able to reconnect with our loved ones.”     The campaign launched on 1st November and takes place across two months.    Hug Portraits appearing as huge unbranded murals in highly visible urban locations across Europe. They show two figures in an embrace, where the second person is missing and thequestion “Will We Hug Again?” is posed. From 8th November, Zalando reveals ownership an “100 Years of Hugs” shot by Haycock, still photography by Blais, OOH, DOOH and owned social channels by the large and diverse cast of this campaign. The 360°campaign was created in collaboration with creative agency, Anomaly Berlin and will be rolled out across Europe, in all 17 of Zalando’s markets.   The film was shot across Nigeria, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Germany by four directors, beautifully curated by Haycock. Each film tells the story of one hug*, united by a central look and feel, enabling all films to be cut individually or together. Further adding to its moving nature, FrankOcean’s ‘Godspeed’ is a track that epitomises the feeling of human connection and togetherness. Message: “We Will Hug Again”. This message of hope will be depicted across numerous formats: from the completion of the murals with the second figure through all advertising, digital and social channels, including the moving film   Veit Moeller, Anomaly Berlin Executive Creative Director, adds: “This simple but powerful campaignis a promise for our future. The goal was to peel off all those outer layers associated with the Holiday season and identify the rawest and most iconic symbol of human connection: the hug. Shooting a campaign around the globe, totally remotely, during a global pandemic has been a beautiful challengeand we are excited to bring Zalando’s message to the world.”   #wewillhugagain @Zalando This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform forfashion and lifestyle, is celebrating the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, human connection has never felt more important and the new Holiday Campaign, “We Will Hug Again”,seeks to convey the feeling of optimism and hope across Europe.   The campaign is brought to life through a series of Hug Portraits, intimate and emotive images captured by documentary and portrait photographer Sarah Blais. Complementing this is a heart-warming film, “100 Years of Hugs”, overseen and directed by globally renowned visual storyteller, Vincent Haycock, and set to the track ‘Godspeed’ by legendary singer-songwriter, Frank Ocean.   The simplicity and emotional impact of the hug can be felt throughout the campaign. Whether it’sfriends walking arm in arm, a daughter hugging her elderly father, or couples of all ages, genders and orientations embracing – the protagonists throughout are real and relatable people, taking the focus away from staging, models and fashion and placing it on the message of hope for the future when we will be able to hug our loved ones again.   “The central idea of our holiday campaign, human connection, is echoed in the way we engage with our customers. Our strategy is to be social first, allowing us to connect and engage withconsumers through relevant and relatable stories.” Barbara Daliri, Zalando’s Senior VicePresident Sales & Marketing, comments, “It was important for us to address the exceptionalcircumstances and uncertainty of this holiday season and at the same time share with ourcommunity the feeling of hope for the time when we will be able to reconnect with our loved ones.”     The campaign launched on 1st November and takes place across two months.    Hug Portraits appearing as huge unbranded murals in highly visible urban locations across Europe. They show two figures in an embrace, where the second person is missing and thequestion “Will We Hug Again?” is posed. From 8th November, Zalando reveals ownership an “100 Years of Hugs” shot by Haycock, still photography by Blais, OOH, DOOH and owned social channels by the large and diverse cast of this campaign. The 360°campaign was created in collaboration with creative agency, Anomaly Berlin and will be rolled out across Europe, in all 17 of Zalando’s markets.   The film was shot across Nigeria, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Germany by four directors, beautifully curated by Haycock. Each film tells the story of one hug*, united by a central look and feel, enabling all films to be cut individually or together. Further adding to its moving nature, FrankOcean’s ‘Godspeed’ is a track that epitomises the feeling of human connection and togetherness. Message: “We Will Hug Again”. This message of hope will be depicted across numerous formats: from the completion of the murals with the second figure through all advertising, digital and social channels, including the moving film   Veit Moeller, Anomaly Berlin Executive Creative Director, adds: “This simple but powerful campaignis a promise for our future. The goal was to peel off all those outer layers associated with the Holiday season and identify the rawest and most iconic symbol of human connection: the hug. Shooting a campaign around the globe, totally remotely, during a global pandemic has been a beautiful challengeand we are excited to bring Zalando’s message to the world.”   #wewillhugagain @Zalando

GUCCI LAUNCHES ITS 2020 GIFT GIVING CAMPAIGN
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GUCCI LAUNCHES ITS 2020 GIFT GIVING CAMPAIGN

Fashion For this holiday season, Gucci envisions a special night of the year, set in the ‘90s, when the workplace became an unlikely mixture of dance floor, nightclub and bar.     Channeling the retro vibe of those years’ office parties, the new Gucci Gift Giving campaign, conceived by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian and filmed by director Akinola Davies Jr, portrays a cast of characters impatiently running down the clock to the end of the working day, aimlessly tapping on their keyboards and clock-watching. The date has been in the calendar for months, and there is a palpable frisson of excitement running through the grey and dull landscape of desks, photocopiers and metal filing cabinets. The seasonal decorations have been hastily put up: the tinsel, streamers and balloons are all in their places for this artificial festive setting.     As the clock strikes five, tables are turned and the corporate order of the place is shattered by ‘80s pop music and the popping of corks. Like superheroes transformed by their outfits, the Gucci-clad workers become extrovert clubbers, eager to show off their dance moves on the carpeted dancefloor. Liberated by their outfits and the sounds coming from the tape deck, the co-workers reveal their innermost characters as in a theatrical play where roles are changed and identities shuffled, transforming the normally homogenised surroundings into an exciting fantasy world.     The Gucci Gift Giving Collection offers therefore the key to access this enchanted party, bringing comfort and sparkle in the corporate land. The products were in fact shaped following two distinct families: the first batch is inspired by the cosy warmth of a winter blanket and makes use of a woolly jacquard fabric with houndstooth checks in green and red, while the second celebrates the party spirit with shiny sequins sparkling in a variety of colours from gold and silver to pastels and black.     The GG Marmont 2.0 medium and small chain shoulder bags are given the woolly jacquard treatment, as are small leather goods and luggage pieces, like the East/West Tote and medium backpack. There is also a vintage spirit at play here, as the same fabric is used on the shoes: women’s merino wool lined booties and a new genderless mule, as well as the Gucci Tennis 1977 sneaker in several styles. Other iconic accessories include a baseball cap, bucket hat, earmuffs, socks, a scarf and a poncho.     The same handbags in mini and small chain shoulder models are also offered covered with sparkling sequins, in black, silver, gold and pastel pink and green, and in a striped multicolour version. The effect is achieved by sewing three-millimetre micro sequins onto a silk panel, creating a fabric that shimmers and shines. A mini bucket bag comes in the same material and colours as the GG Marmont designs (including the stripe), and the sequins have also been applied to shoes in the form of women’s slides and loafers, as well as to the Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers  . For those who wish to match their footwear to their bags, there are also glistening sequin-covered heels. Soft accessories complete the sequin offer: a hairband, beret and gloves in a variety of colours.     A new Gucci Arcade game inspired by the campaign will be released in the Gucci App. Taking the lead from the legendary Conga Master arcade game developed by Undercoders, the latest Gucci digital creation sees players take control of an employee inside an office setting, with the aim of joining up with colleagues to take part in a Conga dance. Bringing the party to multiple platforms, users will also be able to immerse themselves in the Gucci holiday season atmosphere enjoying a 3D experience that recreates the campaign environment. Through these innovative digital contents, Gucci keeps pushing the codes of the House in unexplored virtual territories – tightening the bond between the GG logo and the “Good Game” high five in gaming vernacular. Visiting the microsite created for the occasion, players will discover the Gucci Gift Giving collection while navigating into an interactive and joyful office, being able to purchase their favorite items on Gucci.com through this fully digital path.      The campaign also marks, on November 11th, the launch of the new Gucci packaging that features an ornate green decorative pattern embossed onto paper bags and cardboard boxes. Beige tissue paper featuring the same pattern is used to wrap pieces. Natural-coloured dust bags and suit carriers are also utilised, and throughout the packaging the Gucci logo is rendered in black. Significantly, in keeping with Gucci’s commitment to sustainability, the packaging has been created with strategic design choices at every step to have a reduced impact on the environment. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. The paper is also colored a unique green at the beginning of the production process to reduce the use of inks. The shopping bag handles are black torchon made of 100% recycled polyester and knotted to avoid using glues. Garment and dust bags materials are a mix of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester. Black grosgrain ribbons are 100% organic cotton. Hangers are made of recycled polystyrene.     Credits: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer: Mark Peckmezian Film Director: Akinola Davies Jr For this holiday season, Gucci envisions a special night of the year, set in the ‘90s, when the workplace became an unlikely mixture of dance floor, nightclub and bar.     Channeling the retro vibe of those years’ office parties, the new Gucci Gift Giving campaign, conceived by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian and filmed by director Akinola Davies Jr, portrays a cast of characters impatiently running down the clock to the end of the working day, aimlessly tapping on their keyboards and clock-watching. The date has been in the calendar for months, and there is a palpable frisson of excitement running through the grey and dull landscape of desks, photocopiers and metal filing cabinets. The seasonal decorations have been hastily put up: the tinsel, streamers and balloons are all in their places for this artificial festive setting.     As the clock strikes five, tables are turned and the corporate order of the place is shattered by ‘80s pop music and the popping of corks. Like superheroes transformed by their outfits, the Gucci-clad workers become extrovert clubbers, eager to show off their dance moves on the carpeted dancefloor. Liberated by their outfits and the sounds coming from the tape deck, the co-workers reveal their innermost characters as in a theatrical play where roles are changed and identities shuffled, transforming the normally homogenised surroundings into an exciting fantasy world.     The Gucci Gift Giving Collection offers therefore the key to access this enchanted party, bringing comfort and sparkle in the corporate land. The products were in fact shaped following two distinct families: the first batch is inspired by the cosy warmth of a winter blanket and makes use of a woolly jacquard fabric with houndstooth checks in green and red, while the second celebrates the party spirit with shiny sequins sparkling in a variety of colours from gold and silver to pastels and black.     The GG Marmont 2.0 medium and small chain shoulder bags are given the woolly jacquard treatment, as are small leather goods and luggage pieces, like the East/West Tote and medium backpack. There is also a vintage spirit at play here, as the same fabric is used on the shoes: women’s merino wool lined booties and a new genderless mule, as well as the Gucci Tennis 1977 sneaker in several styles. Other iconic accessories include a baseball cap, bucket hat, earmuffs, socks, a scarf and a poncho.     The same handbags in mini and small chain shoulder models are also offered covered with sparkling sequins, in black, silver, gold and pastel pink and green, and in a striped multicolour version. The effect is achieved by sewing three-millimetre micro sequins onto a silk panel, creating a fabric that shimmers and shines. A mini bucket bag comes in the same material and colours as the GG Marmont designs (including the stripe), and the sequins have also been applied to shoes in the form of women’s slides and loafers, as well as to the Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers  . For those who wish to match their footwear to their bags, there are also glistening sequin-covered heels. Soft accessories complete the sequin offer: a hairband, beret and gloves in a variety of colours.     A new Gucci Arcade game inspired by the campaign will be released in the Gucci App. Taking the lead from the legendary Conga Master arcade game developed by Undercoders, the latest Gucci digital creation sees players take control of an employee inside an office setting, with the aim of joining up with colleagues to take part in a Conga dance. Bringing the party to multiple platforms, users will also be able to immerse themselves in the Gucci holiday season atmosphere enjoying a 3D experience that recreates the campaign environment. Through these innovative digital contents, Gucci keeps pushing the codes of the House in unexplored virtual territories – tightening the bond between the GG logo and the “Good Game” high five in gaming vernacular. Visiting the microsite created for the occasion, players will discover the Gucci Gift Giving collection while navigating into an interactive and joyful office, being able to purchase their favorite items on Gucci.com through this fully digital path.      The campaign also marks, on November 11th, the launch of the new Gucci packaging that features an ornate green decorative pattern embossed onto paper bags and cardboard boxes. Beige tissue paper featuring the same pattern is used to wrap pieces. Natural-coloured dust bags and suit carriers are also utilised, and throughout the packaging the Gucci logo is rendered in black. Significantly, in keeping with Gucci’s commitment to sustainability, the packaging has been created with strategic design choices at every step to have a reduced impact on the environment. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. The paper is also colored a unique green at the beginning of the production process to reduce the use of inks. The shopping bag handles are black torchon made of 100% recycled polyester and knotted to avoid using glues. Garment and dust bags materials are a mix of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester. Black grosgrain ribbons are 100% organic cotton. Hangers are made of recycled polystyrene.     Credits: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer: Mark Peckmezian Film Director: Akinola Davies Jr

Filling Pieces presents AW20 Editorial ‘Au Revoir’, shot in Morocco by Miftha Bahardeen
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Filling Pieces presents AW20 Editorial ‘Au Revoir’, shot in Morocco by Miftha Bahardeen

Fashion A story made in collaboration with local Morrocan creatives.      In succession of the release of the AW20 SPIRIT collection, Amsterdam fashion house Filling Pieces created a new magical editorial, shot in Morocco by photographer Miftha Bahardeen.      Au Revoir, as the editorial is titled, shows a journey to Casablanca. As a way of visualizing human connection, the story captures different individuals brought together by desire, longing, and spiritual bond—representing the so-called, fifth element of Spirit, referring to this season’s collection theme.      The editorial is shot in the Casablanca region in collaboration with local creatives. Menswear creative Mohcine Harisse stars as the protagonist in this spiritual love story, along with Moroccan talents Rania Malek, Youssef Mascou, Younes Mascou, and Youssef Hani. Harisse is also featured in a short Q&A about the editorial, his relationship with the brand, and the creative scene in Morocco. The interview can be found on the Filling Pieces website.     Filling Pieces full AW20 collection is now available at Fillingpieces.com, the Filling Pieces Satellite Store in Amsterdam, and selected retailers worldwide.     The full editorial, along with the exclusive interview with Mohcine, will go live on Fillingpieces.com from Monday, November 9th. A story made in collaboration with local Morrocan creatives.      In succession of the release of the AW20 SPIRIT collection, Amsterdam fashion house Filling Pieces created a new magical editorial, shot in Morocco by photographer Miftha Bahardeen.      Au Revoir, as the editorial is titled, shows a journey to Casablanca. As a way of visualizing human connection, the story captures different individuals brought together by desire, longing, and spiritual bond—representing the so-called, fifth element of Spirit, referring to this season’s collection theme.      The editorial is shot in the Casablanca region in collaboration with local creatives. Menswear creative Mohcine Harisse stars as the protagonist in this spiritual love story, along with Moroccan talents Rania Malek, Youssef Mascou, Younes Mascou, and Youssef Hani. Harisse is also featured in a short Q&A about the editorial, his relationship with the brand, and the creative scene in Morocco. The interview can be found on the Filling Pieces website.     Filling Pieces full AW20 collection is now available at Fillingpieces.com, the Filling Pieces Satellite Store in Amsterdam, and selected retailers worldwide.     The full editorial, along with the exclusive interview with Mohcine, will go live on Fillingpieces.com from Monday, November 9th.

Exclusive Editorial by Kevin Drelon
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Exclusive Editorial by Kevin Drelon

Beauty Exclusive beauty editorial captured by Kevin Drelon.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Kevin Drelon  Mua: Allie Smith  Hair: Erol Karadag  Casting: Felix Cadieu  Model: Steph Shiu of APM Models and Sara Hiromi of Heroes Models NYC Stylist: Jahulie Elizalde fashion director: Lisa Jarvis editor: Timotej Letonja Exclusive beauty editorial captured by Kevin Drelon.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Kevin Drelon  Mua: Allie Smith  Hair: Erol Karadag  Casting: Felix Cadieu  Model: Steph Shiu of APM Models and Sara Hiromi of Heroes Models NYC Stylist: Jahulie Elizalde fashion director: Lisa Jarvis editor: Timotej Letonja

Exclusive Editorial in the spirit of Halloween
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Exclusive Editorial in the spirit of Halloween

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial in the spirit of Halloween today, captured by Natalia Holland.   TEAM CREDITS: PHOTO: NATALIA HOLLAND @nataliahollandphoto STYLE: PAKU SUKUDA @pakusukuda MAKE UP: MARISOL STEWARD @ STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS using DIOR COSMETICS @marisolstewardd HAIR: CHRISTOS BAIRABAS @ STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS using AVEDA and BUMBLE and BUMBLE @chriscrossedd NAIL: EDYTA BETKA @DAVID ARTISTS @edytabetka_nailpro MODEL: DEVON ROSS @ NEXT devonross_ CASTING: STUDIO BAJEK @studiobajek RETOUCH: BEN HOLLAND STYLING ASSISTANT: ELIN TOR STYLING ASSISTANT: OLIWIA JANCEROWICZ SPECIAL THANKS TO WOLF&BADGER STUDIOS @wolfandbadgerstudios Exclusive digital editorial in the spirit of Halloween today, captured by Natalia Holland.   TEAM CREDITS: PHOTO: NATALIA HOLLAND @nataliahollandphoto STYLE: PAKU SUKUDA @pakusukuda MAKE UP: MARISOL STEWARD @ STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS using DIOR COSMETICS @marisolstewardd HAIR: CHRISTOS BAIRABAS @ STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS using AVEDA and BUMBLE and BUMBLE @chriscrossedd NAIL: EDYTA BETKA @DAVID ARTISTS @edytabetka_nailpro MODEL: DEVON ROSS @ NEXT devonross_ CASTING: STUDIO BAJEK @studiobajek RETOUCH: BEN HOLLAND STYLING ASSISTANT: ELIN TOR STYLING ASSISTANT: OLIWIA JANCEROWICZ SPECIAL THANKS TO WOLF&BADGER STUDIOS @wolfandbadgerstudios

CAROLINA HERRERA New York presents ONE GRAND GESTURE by Elizaveta Porodina
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CAROLINA HERRERA New York presents ONE GRAND GESTURE by Elizaveta Porodina

Fashion In celebration of the Fall Winter 2020 Collection which was inspired by the works for Spanish Baroque painter Zurbarán and the idea of ‘One Grand Gesture’, Creative Director Wes Gordon collaborated with photographer and visual artist Elizaveta Porodina on a portfolio of images shot entirely over Zoom, capturing ballet dancers around the world in fearless and fabulous movement and color.     Elizaveta captured six dancers around the world from their homes and studios amid various stages of quarantine: Natasha Diamond-Walker, Soloist, Martha Graham Dance Company, Ako Kondo, Prima Ballerina, Melbourne, Misa Kuranaga, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet, Inès McIntosh, Quadrille, Opéra National de Paris, Claudia Monja, Principal Dancer, Joburg Ballet, and Wendy Whelan, Associate Artistic Director, New York City Ballet. In celebration of the Fall Winter 2020 Collection which was inspired by the works for Spanish Baroque painter Zurbarán and the idea of ‘One Grand Gesture’, Creative Director Wes Gordon collaborated with photographer and visual artist Elizaveta Porodina on a portfolio of images shot entirely over Zoom, capturing ballet dancers around the world in fearless and fabulous movement and color.     Elizaveta captured six dancers around the world from their homes and studios amid various stages of quarantine: Natasha Diamond-Walker, Soloist, Martha Graham Dance Company, Ako Kondo, Prima Ballerina, Melbourne, Misa Kuranaga, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet, Inès McIntosh, Quadrille, Opéra National de Paris, Claudia Monja, Principal Dancer, Joburg Ballet, and Wendy Whelan, Associate Artistic Director, New York City Ballet.

PRADA LINEA ROSSA FALL & WINTER 2020 THE CAMPAIGN
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PRADA LINEA ROSSA FALL & WINTER 2020 THE CAMPAIGN

Fashion Dynamic, modern, new. The Prada Linea Rossa Fall/Winter 2020 campaign celebrates the new active collection with an exceptional cast of young and international talents from different parts of the world - globally in uential gures, cultural game-changers. This Linea Rossa campaign features Chinese actress and dancer Jin Chen, South-Korean musician and producer Chanyeol Park, and American actress and change agent Yara Shahidi.     The singular nature of each of their talents is matched via the pairing of these Linea Rossa personas with different photographers: each creates an image re ective of the individual, a window into their lives. Supporting diverse local artistic realities, the three talents were shot separately, each in their own countries, by local photographers: Jin Chen was portrayed by Leslie Zhang, Chanyeol Park by Jung Wook Mok, and Yara Shahidi by Renell Medrano.   Reinterpreting the meaning of the line that is the emblem of Prada Linea Rossa, the concept of the Fall/Winter 2020 campaign is the timeline, a lineage of the self. Like Linea Rossa, it represents evolution, progress, pushing forwards - a line of life.   This season, the red line is used to narrate the three talent’s lines of work, which re ect their multifaceted careers and unique back-stories, the histories and encounters that have brought them to today.   In the connection of each to contemporary society, to the experience of the now, and their focus and drive to pioneer and to excel, this trio of campaign talents are united through attitude with each other, and with Linea Rossa, with its ethos of modern, high-performance clothes engineered to the needs of dynamic life today. They share a line of thought.     Credits: Photography and video by: Leslie Zhang for Jin Chen Jung Wook Mok for Chanyeol Park Renell Medrano for Yara Shahidi Creative direction: Ferdinando Verderi Dynamic, modern, new. The Prada Linea Rossa Fall/Winter 2020 campaign celebrates the new active collection with an exceptional cast of young and international talents from different parts of the world - globally in uential gures, cultural game-changers. This Linea Rossa campaign features Chinese actress and dancer Jin Chen, South-Korean musician and producer Chanyeol Park, and American actress and change agent Yara Shahidi.     The singular nature of each of their talents is matched via the pairing of these Linea Rossa personas with different photographers: each creates an image re ective of the individual, a window into their lives. Supporting diverse local artistic realities, the three talents were shot separately, each in their own countries, by local photographers: Jin Chen was portrayed by Leslie Zhang, Chanyeol Park by Jung Wook Mok, and Yara Shahidi by Renell Medrano.   Reinterpreting the meaning of the line that is the emblem of Prada Linea Rossa, the concept of the Fall/Winter 2020 campaign is the timeline, a lineage of the self. Like Linea Rossa, it represents evolution, progress, pushing forwards - a line of life.   This season, the red line is used to narrate the three talent’s lines of work, which re ect their multifaceted careers and unique back-stories, the histories and encounters that have brought them to today.   In the connection of each to contemporary society, to the experience of the now, and their focus and drive to pioneer and to excel, this trio of campaign talents are united through attitude with each other, and with Linea Rossa, with its ethos of modern, high-performance clothes engineered to the needs of dynamic life today. They share a line of thought.     Credits: Photography and video by: Leslie Zhang for Jin Chen Jung Wook Mok for Chanyeol Park Renell Medrano for Yara Shahidi Creative direction: Ferdinando Verderi

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