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Summer is here, and there are plenty of good vibes and bright colors to light up our lives for the next few months! Lauren Johnson, with her natural ability to consistently dazzle her onlookers, radiates herpositive energy in her latest spread for the sixth issue of Awkward.World. In each issue, Awkward.World selects a message-embedded theme that is relatable to it’s audience, and then branches off into individual concepts to support their story.

For this issue, Awkward.World, chose to portray the teen world in all it’s love, glory, and of course, awkwardness! Lauren’s spread is titled “Rainbow Girl,” where she displays a wide range of expressions. Her choices of expressions reflect the various amounts of feels  that one goes through while traveling through their teenage years, all while promoting an optimistic outlook when comforting self-doubt. “Live life to the max” is a popular message that has stood the test of time, and it is very stimulating to see it being intertwined with modern art. Whether you’re in high school or are at the peak of your adult-career, everyone can find something to relate to when glancing through this shoot. 

To view the spread in full, take a peak below!:

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Photographer – Ari Michelson  Instagram | Website
 MUA – Leibi Carias  Instagram.
Stylist – Simona Sabo Instagram.
Hair – Robert E. Steinken Instagram.

Be unique, be yourself” is the slogan that sums up LF Stores’ message to the rest of the fashion world, and we couldn’t agree more! That’s why we were ecstatic when our girl, Bridget Satterlee, had the chance to model for their Summer 2017 line, and the results were absolutely captivating.

The shoot took place in our own backyard of Venice Beach, California, portraying the beachy street vibes that we hold close to our hearts. LF Stores, with their keen eye for upcoming trends, turned our girl-next-door into an edgy and fierce street fashionista, making us want to sprint to their nearest location in hopes of scoring one of their latest fashion treasures! 

Over the past decade, this brand has evolved into being recognized for their innovative trends, their level of variety and assortment in terms of stock, and their personalized styling sessions. Fearful about what to wear during the upcoming summer heat? Well, this breezy checkered-print summer jumper is bound to compliment your need to stay cool, all while looking chic!   Also, speaking of checkered-print, it is apparent that checkered patterns are making a huge comeback in 2017, but with a contemporary spin. Cheers to being a style pioneer!  🙂

Want to see these trends in action? Take a glance at the full shoot below and become inspired by the electrifying wave that is sweeping the nation:

 

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Photographer – Solmaz Saberi  Instagram | Website.
 MUA and Hair– Leah Darcy  Instagram.
Stylist – Joel Christiann Instagram.

Whenever Lorraine Young sets her mind on something, you know it’s going to turn out amazing! This time, the creative guru took our girl Khloe under her wing, and the results couldn’t have been anymore magical!

This shoot’s primary focus is on skincare, turning what is usually a dreary daily task, into a process of creating avant-garde works of art. In each shot, Khloe captivates her onlookers by appearing tranquil, luminous, and sincerely flawless. Lorraine has such a spectacular eye for portraiture, and we are ecstatic for all of her future projects!

Love what you see so far? Take a look at the full shoot below!:

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Photographer – Lorraine Young Website |  Instagram.

MUA – Debra Macki Instagram.

Get to know our very nous model, Megan Martin! ~

Where are you from?

Beautiful mountains of Roanoke, Virginia.

What inspires you the most?

My beautiful mother.

What’s been your greatest achievement (so far)?

Getting my nursing degree (RN). Oh, & owning 60+ bikinis.

Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?  

If you ask my friends and family, they’ll tell you I fall in love with every place I go.  I feel like there is a different beauty to be found in every place I visit.

Have you overcome one of your fears?

I swam with sharks last week for a shoot!!! P.S. I HATE SHARKS!

How do you kick back and relax?

I wake up early in the morning before anyone else–brew some green tea & read. It’s the best “alone time.”

How would your best friend describe you?

Weird. Very weird. Like super weird. But loyal as a golden retriever (a good golden retriever). 😉

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?  

While I was shooting in the exumas last week, a large pig wouldn’t stop chasing me –keep in mind I was in a bikini & frolicking/running around the island frantically.  I honestly just think he wanted me to take him home. 🐷🐷

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?  

Family time.  Family time is such a blessing… life is short– so making memories with the people that love you most could not be any sweeter.

When you eat a pack of Skittles, do you save the best flavors for last? Or do they go first?

I love them all. I don’t discriminate. Try heating them up in the microwave for 25 seconds 😏😏  (makes them gooey & amazing—don’t judge).

 

Click on video below to see more!


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Wow! Emily Hall has worked her runway magic again in the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia! After taking part in the New York, Milan, London, and Madrid shows last year, it’s only natural that Miss Hall would dazzle the world-down-under with her trailblazer vibes!  With a superstar presence, Emily booked a total of eight shows.  We’re so proud of you baby girl!

To view her journey, take a peep below!:

Albus Lumen

Surrounded by a naturally lit courtyard, first on Emily Hall’s list was walking down Albus Lumen‘s runway. Emily appeared radiant in her fabulous opaque black maxi-dress, making this line one to talk about! Albus Lumen’s message is to put forth value towards the confidence in simplicity. It’s name is Latin for “white light,” as it is not weighed down by trends. They also draw strength from detailed minimalism, providing both comfort and elegance in all their designs. I mean, what’s not to love about a fashion line with principle? We dig it!

To view more photos from Albus Lumen’s AFW 2017 show, click here.

Sass and Bide

Sass & Bide

Also, for her second show on day one, how sophisticated is this dress worn by Emily for Sass & Bide? With an eye for incoming trends, Sass & Bide has evolved themselves into a highly creative Australian designer brand, influenced by the bold and individualistic types of women. Emily looked absolutely fierce this season on their runway, blurring the lines between edgy and classic in her attire. We can definitely see this item being sold out in the near future, as boss ladies everywhere will love the way they look and feel in this style!

Click here to view more from the 2017 Sass & Bide’s AFW Runway Show.

Hansen & Gretel

Day two began on a high note with the au courant Hansen & Gretel 2017 AFW Runway Show. Light and whimsical with a youthful flair is the perfect way to describe Hansen & Gretel’s latest line, pertaining a style that excites our inner-dolls. Emily wore a mildly-off-the-shoulder flower print dress that captivated her audience, skyrocketing the bar for next season. We can definitely see these trends doing well on the ecommerce market, and are very excited upon their release! For those that fear putting down all their money at once, they offer bargain layaway rates that will make your life much easier! I mean, what an original thing to offer? We totally just joined their fan club. 😉

To view more photos from the Hansen & Gretel show, peep here.

Project NextGen

Project NextGen

 

Continuing into day two, Emily had the privilege of appearing in the Project NextGen Runway Show. According to the official Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week website, Project NextGen is “is intended to provide a platform to discover and support emerging Australian fashion designers.” Therefore, “by connecting these gifted individuals with an experienced panel of industry insiders, the program mentors Australian talent to help them hone a broad range of skills by elevating their profile through industry connections and ongoing business support.”

How cool! It’s always refreshing to see the fashion industry extend their hand out to the dreamers. After seeing Emily walk in this show wearing a stylish black leotard alongside a detailed red choker with fringe, we can’t help but be excited for where fashion is heading (it’s so cute!).


Zambesi

For the final show on day two, Emily walked for Zambesi, wearing three separate designs. For her first appearance, she wore a jet-black-long-sleeve-cover-up over a black slip. The cover-up is sheer in design, appearing airy and weightless in movement (perfect for breezy nights in the city). It’s an absolute must have for the woman on-the-go, aiming to look chic, without all the fuss!

For her second appearance, Emily mesmerized the audience in a tan mesh top, a pair of loose-fitting black shorts, and a lengthy black sheer jacket. Mesh has definitely made a comeback this year, and now we’re reminded why! It’s the perfect add-on to a simplistic tone of style, adding that extra “zest” that we all long for when putting together an attire.

Lastly, for Emily’s final appearance in the Zambesi Show, she rocked a multi-color embellished dress with an illuminating white-sheer underlay. Our fashion forecasters say that we are to see much of the material used in the underlay in the future, and we’re not complaining! We love this modern design, as it is as pretty to look at as it is unique.

 

What to view more photos for the Zambesi 2017 AFW Runway show? Click here, you won’t be sorry!

 

Ginger + Smart

Day three started out on a bright note, with Emily walking in the Ginger + Smart 18 Collection Runway Show. In this show, Emily stole the stage in a long and vibrant blue dress, with an added flair. For accessories, she came equipped with a bright pink shoulder bag, adding a dramatic contrast, providing the perfect “pop” of color. This line aims to embrace a joyful, optimistic celebration of women in the arts, and Emily couldn’t have been a better fit for this role, as she is a true work of art!


Want to see more? Take a look at Ginger + Smart’s full runway video to witness the magic firsthand!:

Romance Was Born

Day Three continued on with Emily rocking out in Romance Was Born‘s fashion show. This line is definitely the most edgiest in terms of design, having each of their models evolving into a complete embodiment of living art. Romance Was Born’s goal in design is to create  clothing that is more than just a beautiful garment, but an immersive cultural experience that pushes to provoke an emotional response. After taking a peek below at the attire Emily wore for their Australian Fashion Week runway show, we are feeling all the positive feels!

To view more photos from Romance Was Born’s catwalk, click here.

VMajor

Wrapping up day three, Emily did not go out quietly. Nope, she stole the stage again like the superstar she is, wearing two groundbreaking designs by VMajor. According to their designers, Victor Zhu and Nicole Lin, this line is “designed for independent and stylish professional women all over the world. It is about setting a standard, highlighting the international aspects and mixed identity of the brand and reflecting beautiful, confident, masculine yet feminine, modern women.” We can definitely see their message being shared through what Emily was picked to wear, as she looks absolutely chic!

In her first outfit, Emily flaunted a baby blue jacket over a patch-printed silk dress. This innovative approach to business attire is stimulating, as it leaves behind the outdated belief that to be professional, you must wear all black. If you love what you do, why not add a spice of color to wardrobe? It will make your day that much brighter!

In her second attire, Emily provided us with the denim kick we have been obsessing about over the past couple years, yet VMajor added a new spin: a denim fringe-like dress! How neat! This new take on denim is bound to make shopaholics out of all of us. I mean, how stunning does Emily look? We’re speechless!

To view more photos from the VMajor runway, click here.

VMajor Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017

& That’s a Wrap!

To view more on the Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week, peep their website! Lots of style inspo to be shared. 🙂

Leave it to bombshell Kendall Harris to turn what most would look at as a misplaced set of leafy items into a super-glamorous beauty editorial! The artistic genius behind the camera is Lorraine Young, who has once again outdone herself, as Kendall appears absolutely original, organic, and vibrant!

This unique approach to beauty is something to admire, with a risk-taking force that brings out not only the lit-from-within glow from the model, but from the artist themselves. Each intricate placement of item/color pops, making it aesthetically pleasing to glance at. Art isn’t art unless it makes you feel something, and after looking over this shoot, our love for Spring has been revived!

All in all, we couldn’t be more obsessed with how this shoot has turned out. Take a peep below to see why!:

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Photographer – Lorraine Young Website |  Instagram.

MUA – Debra Macki Instagram.

Hair – Sabrina Rana Instagram.

Classic cars and a vintage sense of style is the name of the game in Davia Gomez‘s recent spread with Cake Magazine, and we couldn’t be more in love with how it turned out! This shoot features a set of photos that are purely black and white, refueling our passion for old-Hollywood and the sweet rides that once commonly dazzled the streets of southern California- how neat!

In addition, the theme of this spread is titled “Down the Road,” which can reference the always-changing course of trends throughout time. Fashion is constantly revamping itself, and with each generation adding a modern spin, why not take a trip down memory lane to rediscover our roots?!

Davia appears flawless in each shot, bringing an old-school elegance that is hard to duplicate. Not to mention, take a peep at all the amazing booties that she is wearing in this spread! I mean, Marilyn Monroe said it best, “give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Davia is totally out for world domination!

What to see the full spread? Check it out below:

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Photographer – Carey Quinton Haider Website | Instagram.

 

 

 

Summer twenty-seventeen is bound to greet us warmly after taking a peek through Sydney Schafer‘s newest shoot with Segara Swim! This beach beauty brought out her inner surfer girl, making her awestruck audience want to head to the ocean! This swimwear line features minimalistic styles with unexpected details and luxurious materials, making Sydney appear confident, comfortable, and stunning. Take a peep at this Hanalei Top, could this line be any cuter?

Also! For some background information on Segara Swim, this brand empowers one’s desire to travel and see the world, all fueled by a passion for adventure. Those who favor wanderlust will strongly relate. Whether you’re exploring a desert island or lounging by the pool, Segara Swim encourages you to bring their line along for the adventure!

Want to see more? Take a glance at the shoot below:

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Photographer – James Arthur Website |  Instagram.

MUA – Hayley Kassel Instagram.

Hair – Sylvia Stankowsi Instagram.

We’re getting some serious Mad Max vibes in Ruby‘s latest shoot for iMute Magazine, and we’re loving it! This desert beauty mastered the art of seduction in each shot, making us intrigued of her venom sting. The color choices in wardrobe highlights the latest trend of pastels, along with some dramatically dark tones, both creating a contrast and variation that is art in itself. Not to mention, how amazing is the style of each garment? Ruby truly stands out amongst her surroundings!

For more information on iMute Magazine, iMute is an independent and inspirational print-on-demand and digital fashion magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of artists from all across the fashion world, focusing on the visual expression. After glimpsing through Ruby’s spread, one can see that they have upheld their mission beautifully in this shoot, for each shot captures emotion at it’s highest capacity. How neat!

Want to see more? Peep the full spread below:

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Photographer – Bartlomiej Kurela  Instagram | Website.
 MUA – Ashley Jensen  Instagram.
Stylist – Dutch Priestly Instagram.
Hair – Preseton Wada Instagram.

Wow! How incredible does Emily Hall look in her latest spread with Rose & Ivy Magazine? With a light and airy feel to each shot, Emily appears almost doll-like in each of her portraits, looking more and more radiant by each page. The off-white and baby blue tones also add to the spread, emphasizing the focus on her eyes. We adore it!

Also, for a little background info on Rose & Ivy, this company is much more than just a fashion magazine. This company values all the beautiful details in the world, from luxury fashion, to beauty and design. On their website, they even offer a segment that suggests a handful of healthy food recipes, each with a curated editorial approach. For all those that favor the finer things in life, a subscription is something to be sought after!

For more on the spread, take a look at the full shoot below!:

 
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Photographer – Evgenia Sizanyuk Website | Instagram.
 MUA – Alexandra Kora Instagram.
Hair – Andy Tseng Website.
Stylist – Ana Tessa Instagram.