25 Magazine Issue 2 Preview | Toni Garrn


Erotica, fashion, and art. 25 Magazine has it all. In this 25 Magazine Issue 2 preview, Toni Garrn tantalises in an abstract fashion that has become the magazine’s signature.

Allow me to leave you with a surprisingly safe-for-work preview along with some quotes from model-turned-editor of 25 Magazine, Anja Rubik, as she shares her thoughts on a women’s sexuality –a subject predominant in every issue. It just never gets old doesn’t it?

25 magazine issue 2, anja rubik

“I want to start by saying that working on 25 every day has changed my life. Of course taking on the role of Editor and meeting the rotating cast of contributors to the journal were new for me, and I was ready for that challenge and will be forever. What I was not ready for was the reaction to the last issue’s use of erotica. The unexpected backlash made me realize that our generation is more conservative than that of our parents. Basically, celebrating a woman’s body as having a sexuality instead of merely being sexual is viewed as wrong. The media operates on a paradox—it’s no secret—where selling the notion of unobtainable beauty is allowed, while portraits of women just being women are simultaneously shunned. However, I still want to continue pushing the boundaries of what a female fashion magazine can be.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“A woman is present” is the title of our second issue and it’s dedicated to women who have made a remarkable impact on our world today, breaking the glass ceiling in the fields of design, fashion, and art. Some have created their own successful brands from the ground up, and others are the head designers of major fashion houses. One such example is Marina Abramović. Throughout her career, she has walked The Great Wall, sat in museums for seven hundred and fifty hours, and scored manifestos. MoMA’s 2010 retrospective of her career has solidified her as one of the most remarkable artists of our time. Inside this issue, through letting us into her archives, she shares with us how erotica and how sexual energy lives within her work.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“Also in this issue is the iconic Michèle Lamy, best known as the muse to Rick Owens. Lamy agreed to give us a rare glimpse into the brand, including the elusive “Owen’s family,” the people who work with her in the fashion house. The crew are so much more than cogs in a wheel—they eat together, travel together, and are so close that it seems as if they even live together. It was an experience we won’t forget.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“For me, starting this magazine has helped me channel the kind of sexual energy I find every woman to possess, and I’m thankful, because it’s opened my eyes to more experiences and the difference we can all make. The women celebrated in these pages have started an important conversation about variations of erotica, and have proven that sexual energy is the source of creation. Without it, where would we be? It’s not an easy question to answer, because the answer continues to be written. I hope we can be a part of it. Enjoy this issue.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

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Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

“Model of the Year” Cara Delevingne nails a big one in the W Magazine February 2013 issue.

Shot on location at the Palazzo Biscari in Italy, Mikael Jansson makes neat work of the stunning Rococo scenery with Cara Delevingne as muse. Each shot was as distinct as the next with a different backdrop each time but the culmination of it all came in the carefully curated mix of colored and black-and-white photos that would fit right into any art gallery.

The styling by Edward Enninful was just as impeccable. With not one clear theme in mind and just the extravagant backdrop to work with, he managed to seamlessly blend together the likes of Gucci, Balenciaga, Chanel, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Dior and Burberry Prorsum among others. It was perfection.

Check out the rest of the W Magazine February 2013 editorial featuring Cara Delevingne by Mikael Jansson below.

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

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Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

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Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

Cara Delevingne, Mikael Jansson, W Magazine February 2013, editorial, Edward Enninful

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Interview Magazine December 2012 / January 2013 | Simple

Interview Magazine, Juliana Schurig, Magdalena Jasek, Pauline Hoarau, Ondria Hardin, Esther Heesch, Irene Hiemstra, Kayley Chabot, Stina Rapp, Tilda Lindstam, Patrick Demarchelier, Karl Templer

Interview Magazine December 2012 / January 2013 presents a cool and largely black-and-white studio editorial shot by Patrick Demarchelier titled Simple. Who best to introduce this editorial to us than Karl Templer, who also styled this editorial.

“The big look-at-me fashion statement makes way for an edgy new postmodern take on classic clothes as all eyes are once again on the wearer. a refreshed graphic simplicity reinvigorates subconsciously familiar silhouettes worn with bare legs, unadorned faces, and youthful embellishments –and less of the fashion drama. It’s what feels right for right now.”

Beneath the bare and stripped-away photos lie an immaculate cast of models who have gained much steam at the recent Spring/Summer 2013 shows. And they are: Juliana Schurig, Magdalena Jasek, Pauline Hoarau, Ondria Hardin, Esther Heesch, Irene Hiemstra, Kayley Chabot, Stina Rapp Wastenson, and Tilda Lindstam. Check them out for Interview Magazine December 2012 / January 2013 below.

Esther Heesch

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Irene Hiemstra

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Ondria Hardin

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Stina Rapp Wastenson

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Juliana Schurig

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Magdalena Jasek

Interview Magazine, Juliana Schurig, Magdalena Jasek, Pauline Hoarau, Ondria Hardin, Esther Heesch, Irene Hiemstra, Kayley Chabot, Stina Rapp, Tilda Lindstam, Patrick Demarchelier, Karl Templer

Tilda Lindstam

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Kayley Chabot

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Vogue UK January 2013 | Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive, Kate Upton, Alasdair McLellan

Dior in Vogue: the archive is presented alongside the Raf Simons feature which can only be found in the digital edition of Vogue UK January 2013. The grandeur amounts of fabric and exquisite French elegance as seen through the years since 1946, collated in the pages of Vogue. See designs from the likes of Christian Dior himself to Gianfranco Ferré, Marc Bohan, and John Galliano; modelled by Jean Shrimpton, Jane Birkin, and Linda Evangelista among many others; and shot by photographers including Irving Penn, Craig McDean, David Bailey, and Patrick Demarchelier to name a few.

These models of yesteryear bring me back to the cover of Vogue UK January 2013, which features Kate Upton in a demure Alaîa dress shot by Alasdair McLellan. As you would have already known, there are two camps: one for Kate Upton’s ‘refreshing body image’ in high fashion and the other against her ‘unconventional’ measurements going against what is deemed the ‘standard’. While we can’t possible predict the future shift in industry standards, one thing’s for sure; waif or curvy, these Dior creations are gorgeous either way.

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W Magazine January 2013 | Jessica Chastain

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Jessica Chastain, who surprised us all when she burst on the scene only last year with a number of critically acclaimed films and an Academy Award nomination for her role in The Help, nabs the cover of W Magazine January 2013, the magazine’s annual Art Issue. Four covers were shot, each representing a different artist, and each portraying a vastly different style and mood that somehow fit together like a mini exhibition gallery.

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W Magazine January 2013, Jessica Chastain, Art Issue, George Condo

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