Off the Rails: London Menswear steps it up a notch (30th Oct – 2nd Nov)

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Team FAULT are excited to be attending yet another showcase event in London’s ever-growing menswear calendar: Off the Rails London. Taking place in the trendy-yet-relaxed setting of the Old Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane, the emphasis of this sartorial pop-up bonanza is one of inclusivity and affordability without compromising on quality. In fact, the standard of men’s style on display represents the pinnacle of contemporary London-based design, with trailblazers such as tailors Markus Lupfer and Richard Anderson, shoemakers Oliver Sweeney and Barkers and the immortal Christy’s Hats - among many others (70 in total) - all holding court at this year’s debut.

With additional incentives including special discounts on many current lines, a pop-up ‘old school’ barber shop in the form of Shoreditch’s own Murdock London, personal styling sessions by Topman and booze and grub supplied by the Mr Hyde Bar and Patty and Bun Burger Store respectively, there seems to be few reasons for any self-respecting man about town in London NOT to attend – especially as tickets are available from just £6 each if bought as a pair (or more).

The event runs from today, Thursday 30th October – Sunday 2nd November at:

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6QL

For event times and more information, visit www.offtherailsldn.com

FAULT Favourite Jacob Perlmutter’s debut album FREE DOWNLOAD + new music video premiere

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Our Twitter followers might remember our Summer love-in with globe-trotting renaissance man Jacob Perlmutter. After coming to our attention many moons hence as a gifted filmmaker, Jacob announced the impending release of his debut album, Meanwhile, in Rio, earlier this year in late July.

The album was recorded with Brazilian producer Diogo Strausz in March this year. Now considered one of Brazil’s top music producers, Diogo’s most recent album soared to number 2 in the iTunes charts in Brazil. ‘Kicking Back’, track 5 on Meanwhile, in Rio, also features Castello Branco, a Brazilian songwriter whose album Strausz also produced and has had over 150,000 downloads.

Not convinced? Well, luckily for you cynics, we’ve managed to secure an exclusive premiere for Jacob’s brand new music video for track #4 from Meanwhile, in Rio, ‘We Share a Cloud’. Check it out here:

After what one can only hope has been a brief respite following a hectic 18 months attracting support for, writing, recording and promoting Meanwhile, in Rio, Jacob has recently announced his intention to start working on a new multimedia project, starting with around 40 new tracks which will eventually be boiled down into a sophomore album.

In the meantime, however – perhaps that should be ‘Meanwhile, at FAULT‘ – we’ve been lucky enough to secure an exclusive opportunity for our readers to download Jacob’s entire debut completely free of charge.

To get your free copy, simply head over to www.meanwhileinrio.com and click the download link for around 76MB (or, more conventionally speaking, 10 tracks) of FAULT-approved, Rio-recorded musical whimsy.

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Photography by Eduardo Magalhaes

Video footage from one of Jacob’s early gigs in London’s Portobello Road reveals his ability to capture the imagination, not only with his recorded material but also by sheer force of personality in a live context:

For more information on Jacob, please visit:

www.meanwhileinrio.com
www.twitter.com/jacobperlmutter
www.facebook.com/jacobperlmutterartist
www.jacobperlmutter.com

FAULT Focus: Screenwriter and novelist Kelly Oxford for FAULT Issue 19

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Kelly Oxford was shot at her LA office by Brian Ziff. Interview by Chris Purnell.
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Most of us had heard of her back around 2010 when the number of followers one had became a big deal. Twitter personalities where starting to break into the mainstream, and she was one of the first. But we didn’t know her name. We were told that she was the Canadian housewife with a million Twitter followers who parleyed that into a screenwriting career, had a glamorous life in LA and pissed off a million writers that wondered how she got so lucky.

But the truth was less sensational. It involved hard work, practice and years of writing for little to no money. It wasn’t the American dream I had imagined. Or even cared to.

Now Kelly Oxford is famous, despite what she tells us. She is a New York Times bestselling author, she has a TV deal, a movie deal, she gets to talk to FAULT, and still finds time to annoy the Kardashians and their legions on Twitter: “If you can name 5 Kardashians but can’t name 5 countries in Asia, stick a knife in an electrical socket.”

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FAULT: Do you know how the story of you coming out of nowhere came about?

Kelly: The first time I got picked up by the media was a charity event in Los Angeles called ‘Night of 140 Tweets’ at the very beginning of 2010. That was a celebrity event where people would read a Tweet was to raise money for disaster relief in Haiti. I was the only one out of 140 people that wasn’t a celebrity. I was just a writer from Canada. I was a housewife. I was somebody who nobody really knew and I was only invited because people that were involved with this – actors and writers – liked me on Twitter and thought, “if we put her on this it’ll make sense because she’s very popular on Twitter and this is a night of tweeting.” All of a sudden I was part of a group of people when I really wasn’t one of them.

How did it [really] begin for you?

If I had been born in the United States, I’m 100% sure that when I graduated high school I would have moved to Los Angeles and started a normal writing career by becoming an assistant and working my way up the ranks. But I was Canadian. That sort of thing wasn’t an option for me. I could have moved down here and done all that stuff, lots of Canadians have, but I wasn’t ambitious about getting a career. I’d rather have a family and stay at home and pursue my passion. So I just did what I did, which was to just take some writing classes and write things on my Geocity page and just wonder if anybody would read it.

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Debby Ryan – our Style section cover for FAULT Issue 19

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FAULT Issue 19’s Style section cover star Debby Ryan was shot by Brian Ziff and styled by Avo Yermagyan.
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Debby Ryan‘s staggering diversity as an artist sits nicely with a very healthy dose of natural talent and her near-zealous work ethic. It is the combination of these factors that marks Debby out as an anomaly in an age when so many of her peers seem content to reach a certain point before resting on their laurels. For Debby, it seems, her work has only just begun.

Ryan’s big break came in 2008 when she landed the role of Bailey on the Disney Channel’s original series ‘The Suite Life on Deck’. She now not only stars in Disney’s smash hit show ‘Jessie’, but has also produced, directed and written for the series.

This Summer the actress released a long-awaited debut album, One, with her band, The Never Ending. Featuring crystal clear vocals from Ryan, the simple, straightforward style with which she has launched her music career away from Disney has seen her gain widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike.

FAULT had the pleasure of spending the day with Debby on our exclusive shoot for Issue 19. We took the opportunity to pinpoint her various inspirations for tracks on her album, her direct involvement with changes to her character on ‘Jessie’ and what lies ahead for the star in the near future.

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Production by Zizi Zarkadas + Leah Blewitt

FAULT: You recently released your album One with your band, The Never Ending. How did you came up with your group’s name and how did you and your bandmates meet?

Debby: I was actually working on another music project and started writing a lot of songs with friends. Throughout the process these lyrics and melodies really started to develop as part of the collaboration, all of which really felt like “me” – not to sound cliché [laughs]!

It was definitely a passion project, bringing my songs, words and sounds all together and telling a story. Music to me is something that lasts longer than ourselves. The idea of being a successful musician or artist is really never-ending because you’re always growing and being inspired- so that is how the band name came about.

What’s it been like for you to basically grow up in the public eye? Do you ever get used to fame and to your fans being interested in what you do both on and off the screen?

Well, due to social media, things have changed a lot since I first started. There is definitely way more access to peoples lives. I’m inherently a private person – believe it or not. It’s funny to me what the media focuses on and things that make “the news” – like hair color changes [laughs]! Don’t get me wrong: I am truly blessed and I love my fans – it’s just [that] sometimes the assumptions people, [and] media make about you or [when they think] that they truly know you on a personal level….

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Interview by Leah Blewitt

How would you describe you own personal style?

I wear a a lot of black on black and I LOVE vintage. Definitely a laid back, comfortable style but always with a feminine touch. I love mixing and matching, taking basic black jeans and pairing a more casual piece from Topshop with a designer like Balenciaga.

What is your FAULT?

Well, if you asked my friends they will tell you [that] I’m the mom – or act like a mom! So hmm… I’d say taking in strays. I really love animals and just adopted another kitten recently.

I also take in drummers – my dummer is living with us as well [laughs]!

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FAULT Focus: AMBEREBMA Designer Noriko Yoshii

Japanese-born, Netherlands-based idealist Noriko Yoshii is the designer behind cutting-edge handbag label AMBEREBMA. Made from real leather in traditional tanneries in Italy, AMEREBMA products can be distinguished by their dedication to quality, precise attention to detail and an overall brand aesthetic that draws heavily on elements of the occult and dualist philosophies. Noriko’s monochromatic, palindromic approach immediately marks AMBEREBMA out as a uniquely positioned brand – one with a clearly defined identity that is underpinned by a firm commitment to keeping their products individually unique and faultlessly durable and long-lasting.

FAULT Focus had the pleasure of speaking to her about her approach to her business so far:

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Photographer: Zak Andrea Zaccone

FAULT: What was it that first spurred you to launch your label? Was there a specific event that helped you to make the decision or was it a process that took a long time before you made the big fist step into production?

Noriko: I used to live in Italy, and over there I was a designer for a fashion label. At that time, I thought to myself strongly that I would never start my own brand. That was because, throughout my career as a designer, I had learned that in order to create and sustain a brand it costs a lot of money and also a lot of work.

However, after I moved to Netherlands I was able to meet a lot of artists. Not just designers, but painters, musicians and people with a lot of new thoughts, ideas and energy. Coming into contact with them allowed me to think that I was able to do something too. Many people told me that I should start design bags once again.

The words of the owner of the factory where I make my bags now have also affected me greatly. He had been producing bags for couple of big designers, but for the past few years he constantly declined offers from small brands. Despite that, he told me that, if I were to start a brand, he would like to work with me.

I decided to start my brand from the support of all these people around me.

 

We love the name of your brand – AMBEREBMA – and the values it stands for: longevity and timelessness bound up in hopes for the future. On that note, you have mentioned how people are moving away from the idea of using a high quality statement pieces for a long time – presumably in favour of cheaper, ‘disposable’ items. Why do you think that is?

10 years ago, with the flow of different identities and hobbies, there was fashion. But now, we are flooded with information whether you are out on the streets or you are in front of the computer. The economic decline that we are going through has now lead people to seek cheap products. They tend to pick similar products to the people around them in order to feel like they are also ‘on-trend’ – just like everyone else.

I am also just a normal woman in her thirties who likes fashion. Feeling that ‘flow’ [trend] myself, I wanted to stop and think: “Is this what I want or now?” As much as the world has become accessible and convenient, there is also the other part of the world which is suffering from all of that: whether that is people, products, or the environment. I wanted to focus my eyes and energy on those things.

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Photographer: Max Botticelli

How do you intend to change that trend with AMBEREBMA?

I don’t intend to change the way people think. I believe that people do not change from being told. They change by realizing it themselves. With AMBEREBMA, changing something is not my intention – it is more that I intend to make my statement through it. If there are people who agree with it and with whom I can share that thought then I’ll be very happy.

Living in this world now, with massive amount of information, we tend to forget what’s really important. We forget that there are traditional crafts within different countries which we must protect.

In Italy, there are tanners and leather craft factories that have been making these products for a long time. I use real leather (animal skin) to make my products, therefore I want to make a statement of respect for those industries and put across other important messages through the label.

 

How do people buy your products?! We can’t do that through your website yet, it seems…What are your plans to make the line more widely available?

Right now we have 6 shops around the world which carry AMBEREBMA. There are shops which already have an online store and there are also ones that are planning on starting one. Unfortunately, at this point I’m not thinking of making an online store myself.

Right now I do a pop up store/exhibition twice a year in Tokyo, and a couple of times in Amsterdam and Milan. Actually talking and coming into contact with the clients is the method that I think suits me most.

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Photographer: Zak Andera Zaccone

We were intrigued to see so much diversity between your products in terms of their individual designs and inspirations. There are unifying themes, of course, but why it is it (do you think) that so many of your pieces showcase such a wide range of influences?

The core of my philosophy has always been the same. I like the phrase “nothing is good or bad: thinking makes it so”.
The world exists from two core aspects; however, it all depends on how you perceive things. That is the reason why I make unisex products and why black and white is emphasized. That dualist philosophy is always present when I design the bags and when we shoot the products. I focus on portraying the image of AMBEREBMA when I design: “It looks simple from the outside but there is an inner strength that lies within”.

I like the thought of this, and I would like to be like that as well. I believe this comes across quite strongly in my designs.

 

Is there a particular process you follow when designing?

In the process of designing, image research and material research is important but, even more than that, I find importance in communication and coming into contact with people. At the exhibition, I talk to clients and I listen to their feedback. When we shoot the campaign imagery, I talk to the photographer. When I work on collaborations, I talk to the artist.

The smallest things can turn into a big idea for me. I draw my designs by hand and I make the paper patterns myself.

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Photography: Jim Plasman

Do you have a favourite piece from your current collection?

[Laughs] That’s a hard one!

To me, each item is like my child. I use the SS1 (the card case), SS2 (coin case), and MM1 (multi-case) daily. I also use JJ2 bag frequently and, since I travel a lot for work, I use the SS4 (passport case).

I try to use all the items in order to see the good and bad sides of the product.

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Photographer: Zak Andrea Zaccone

Describe your ideal customer: what type of person would most appreciate the AMEREBMA label?

The target for this [sort of high quality] brand. I use high quality materials and the products are long-lasting. So I’m not focusing on age or gender. I guess you can say that anyone who agrees with and shares my mission statement is my target.

 

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on a joint exhibition with the artist Alice Morishita in Tokyo. We’ve recently done some collaboration pieces together and the exhibition is on Oct 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Afterwards, I am going to show at an Open Atelier in Amsterdam with the Dutch jewelry artist, Jacomijn van der Donk. It will be on November 22nd and 23rd.

I will also be having a pop up store/ exhibition in Milan in December. Please check my Facebook page for details:  www.facebook.com/amberebmabag

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Photography: Jim Plasman

What is your FAULT?

[Laughs] I’m stubborn and I tend to focus too much into my own world. That’s why, maybe I’m a little weak on the sales aspect.

 

For more information on Noriko or AMBEREBMA, please visit www.amberebma.com

Usher UK + EU tour: FAULT Issue 19 cover star announces UR Experience – on sale now

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FAULT Issue 19 front cover star Usher was shot by Sinisha Nisevic and styled by Sammy and Judy/Cloutier Remix.
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FAULT Issue 19 front cover star Usher has announced his first UK  and European tour in 4 years. The UR Experience tickets went on sale TODAY, with the star visiting 23 cities over a period of nearly two months starting February 13th 2015. Usher’s upcoming shows are said to include a fresh take on early and recent hit songs – as well as some new music from his much-anticipated forthcoming eighth studio album.

Speaking about the tour, Usher said, “With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before.”

THE UR EXPERIENCE
*All dates and venues below subject to change.  Additional dates to be announced

Date               City                              Venue                          On-Sale

Feb. 13       Montpellier, FR              Park & Suites Arena      Oct. 3
Feb. 15       Paris, FR                      Zenith                           Oct. 3
Feb. 20       Oslo, NO                       Spektrum                      Oct. 10
Feb. 21       Stockholm, SE              Globen                          Oct. 6
Feb. 23       Helsinki, FI                    Hartwall                         Oct. 10
Feb. 27       Copenhagen, DK            Forum                           Oct. 10
Feb. 28       Hamburg, DE                 O2 World                      Oct.10
Mar. 2         Koln, DE                       Lanxess Arena              Oct. 10
Mar. 3         Antwerp, BE                  Sportpaleis                    Oct. 10
Mar. 4         Amsterdam, NL             Ziggo Dome                   Oct. 3
Mar. 6         Zurich, CH                     Hallenstadion                 Oct. 10
Mar. 9         Munich, DE                   Olympiahalle                 Oct. 10
Mar. 10       Vienna, AT                    Stadthalle                      Oct. 10
Mar. 12       Mannheim, DE               SAP Arena                    Oct. 10
Mar. 14       Nottingham, UK             Capital FM Arena           Oct. 3
Mar. 15       Sheffield, UK                 Motorpoint Arena           Oct. 3
Mar. 17       Glasgow, UK                 The SSE Hydro              Oct. 3
Mar. 18       Newcastle, UK               Metro Radio Arena         Oct. 3
Mar. 20       Dublin, IE                      3Arena                          Oct. 3
Mar. 21       Belfast, UK                    Odyssey Arena              Oct. 10
Mar. 23       Manchester, UK             Manchester Arena          Oct. 3
Mar. 24       Birmingham, UK            NIA                               Oct. 3
Mar. 26       London, UK                   O2                                Oct. 3

For the latest tour information please visit www.usherworld.com or www.livenation.co.uk

Join the conversation at #URXTOUR

FAULT Focus: Julyen Carcy and musician Piu Piu collaborate at Paris Fashion Week

As the madness that collectively comprises international fashion weeks once again comes to a climax in Paris, the FAULT Focus team got the chance to speak to budding designer Julien Blet Carcy, founder of the Julyen Carcy label and Giulietta Canzani, aka multi-talented singer-songwriter and DJ Piu Piu, about their recent collaboration for Julyen Carcy’s SS’15 collection: Amor Libre.

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Piu Piu with designer Julien for Julyen Carcy SS’15: Amor Libre

FAULT: Hi guys, good to discover that you’ve both managed to survive this long in the run up to fashion week..! What will you guys be up to during PFW? Can you give us a brief overview?

Julien: We’re having a hectic few days preparing for our showroom presentation. It’s both exciting and stressful. But I can’t wait for Fashion Week to be over so I can start working full-time on the FW15/16 collection.

Piu Piu: I went to New York and London already this month and I had so much fun! I’m going to see some shows, play a couple of gigs and go to some parties with my friends.

Julien, we’ve featured your work before on FAULT Online. Since then, we’ve been following your progress digitally via your ever-growing social media platforms. We’ve just learned that you had a photo shoot with Piu Piu wearing your designs. How did that happen ?

Julien: I went to a party a year ago, she was doing her DJ set. I liked it. I checked out the kind of music she was doing and I really wanted to meet her in person and see if her personality could match with the brand. Piu Piu agreed to wear some looks of the SS15 collection – which was cool.

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Piu Piu, you do so many creative things all at the same time and just seem to be everywhere at once. With a lot of people, that seems like a ‘personal branding’ exercise but in your case you just seem to be enjoying yourself. After leaving your career at a fashion magazine to pursue other goals, how do you feel about collaborating with a fashion designer again in the shape of the Julyen Carcy brand?

Piu Piu: I think you got that really right ! One of the most important things for me is to have fun on an everyday basis. I feel like working IN fashion and working WITH people who are in fashion is really different: it’s a lot more light, and my involvement is more with the music and parties and pictures – more at the end of the process for the brands, so I guess it is just refreshing for everyone!

Julien, it would be too easy to just ask you the same question about Piu Piu so tell us instead about how music influences the way you go about your design process?

Julien: Music helps me a lot. I can focus and be more creative, as if I was in a bubble.

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Ok, let’s get down to business! You guys have been collaborating for the Julyen Carcy SS15 collection: Amor Libre. In your own words, tell us what the collection means to both of you.

Julien: It’s our second collection. I’m using bright colors for this one, it puts more emphasis on the brand’s aesthetic. It was very challenging because even though Mexico is our theme, I didn’t want it to be cliché. I wanted the looks to be glamour without being folkloric, it’s been a real challenge for me.

Piu Piu: Julien approached me with the collection last spring. The whole idea was that it was about South America and I thought it was super exciting, specially myself coming from Uruguay, and it was super fun!

We realise that this is a bit early to say but we’re confident that this particular collection is going to be a huge success, judged on what we’ve seen so far. The fabrics look great, the pastel colours, the patterns, the shapes… are beautiful and the whole thing just seems to be coming together really nicely for the Julyen Carcy label right now. What is your favourite look from the SS15 collection?

Julien: I like the blue top and blue maxi skirt with a side-slit. It’s glamorous without being slutty, the silk fabric is soft on the body.

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Assuming that you guys would both refer to each other as sources of inspiration, who else would you describe as key influencers? We’d be interested to see how many of those you have in common…

Julien: Emma Watson, Diana Vreeland, Alexander Wang, Tilda Swinton, Proenza Schouler, Xavier Dolan…

Piu Piu: My biggest influences in a very random order are Janet Jackson in the 90’s, Miranda July, Dries van Noten, Prince, Amy Poehler, Ponyo, ghetto house pioneers, the S.O.S. band, old school r’n’b…

Piu Piu, which of Julyen Carcy’s outfits would you be most likely to wear for a Girls Girls Girls DJ set? Or one of your solo gigs, for that matter?

Piu Piu: I love the white short and top look to play a GGG gig, and the black crop top and skirt for more a little more drama if I’m [performing] alone.

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A question for both of you: what is your favourite thing about fashion week?

Julien: Partying !!!

Piu Piu: I love to see friends from everywhere all reunited at the same time in one city !

…and what’s the worst thing about it?

Julien: Having to carefully pick my outfits.

Piu Piu: Some people have way too much attitude.

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What are you both working on now – outside of everything that’s happening at PFW? Are you going to be taking a break after fashion week or getting straight back to work?

Julien: I’m working on the next FW 15/16 collection so no break for me at all.

Piu Piu: I’m working on my show on Rinse France, new parties we’ll be throwing at Faust with Girls Girls Girls, some new music and gigs ! And of course I’ll go straight back to work :D

We have to ask both of you one last question – its sort of a thing that we do so just go with it: what is your FAULT?!

Julien: I’m too superstitious.

Piu Piu: Smoking cigarettes!

For more information on Julyen Carcy, visit www.julyencarcy.com

Photographer: Mehdi Sef
Model: Dolores at Ford Model
MUA: Junko Komada
Hairstylist: Thibault Duriez
Stylist: Tara Ziegfeld
Assistant stylist: Marie Scirocco

Demi Lovato for FAULT Issue 19 – first look (issue is available to pre-order NOW!)

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FAULT Issue 19 reversible cover star Demi Lovato was shot by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan.
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FAULT Magazine Issue 19 – the Millions Issue will feature American pop phenomenon Demi Lovato as its reversible cover star this Fall. Eminently suitable for the issue theme, Demi has over 60million fans on Facebook and Twitter alone and is one of the most influential popular culture figures in the world today.

Demi’s feature – which includes an in-depth interview and exclusive photoshoot by photographer Giuliano Bekor and stylist Avo Yermagyan – runs over 12 pages in the print issue. Demi also covers the Beauty section inside the magazine.

The shoot, based on the issue’s theme of ‘Millions’, showcases Demi as an artist whose every move has ramifications on a globally impactful scale. As a role model to millions, her words and actions are reviewed, analysed, dissected and reflected over and over again. Under those circumstances, one can only imagine what a surreal experience it must be to come face to face with the person behind the lens…

In her interview, Demi discusses the responsibility that comes with being a role model, her collaborations with people like Cher Lloyd and the Vamps, her incipient interests in philanthropy and world affairs and, of course, her music.

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Production by Giuliano Bekor + Leah Blewitt

FAULT: You’ve spoken about how the album marked a real shift in sound for you, towards more dance-inspired tracks. Was that something that you deliberately wanted to create or was it something that happened organically?

Everything that happened on the album happened organically. Nothing was really planned in terms of “I want a dance song” or anything like that- it just kind of happened! It’s exciting to show people a different side of myself.

In terms of the collaborations (most recently with Cher Lloyd and The Vamps), how do they come into being?

Sometime you come up with a part in a song and you instantly know who you’re looking for. With ‘Really Don’t Care’, [her latest single], Cher instantly came to my mind. She’s got a lot of attitude and a lot of sass and was perfect for the song. Other times it just kind of happens- you meet someone and you write together and it turns out to be an awesome song.

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Interview by Will Ballantyne-Reid

You’ve become an inspirational figure not just for your fans but even for those unfamiliar with your music as a result of your philanthropic projects and your work with anti-bullying campaigns and mental health awareness. How do these projects shape your career and your own creative process?

Well these projects were really born out of my relationship with my fans, where they are able to look up to me no matter what they’re going through. I really like being there for them in that way. I pride myself in being a role model but I’m not perfect- I curse like a sailor and I sometimes make mistakes but at the same time I want to be what I know my little sister and that younger generation needs.

Are there any difficulties that come with being in the public eye, and especially that ‘role model’ tag?

I use to get frustrated that just because I wanted to sing, I was automatically expected to be a role model. But I had to grow up and realise that no matter what I do I’m going to be somebody’s role model. It’s true what they say- “with great power comes great responsibility”- and everybody’s career is different but for me, I had to grow up and embrace it rather than resent it, as that only made me resent my career.

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Going forward with your music and your philanthropy work, what do you feel is the next step?

I take my life day by day; some day I’m really involved with one charity, and another I’m really focussed on another. In this moment, I’m really dedicated to the scholarship program that I created in order to provide mental health services to people that can’t afford it on their own.

Demi’s album, DEMI, is out now

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