“Children of the State” – EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL FOR FAULT ONLINE

 

Coat: Lulu Liu Swimsuit: Bordelle Shoes: Sam Edelman Earrings: Noemi Klein

Coat: Lulu Liu
Swimsuit: Bordelle
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Earrings: Noemi Klein

Dress: Boudicca

Dress: Boudicca

Left Top: Lulu Liu Shorts:  Stylestalker  Shoes: Sam Edelman Nose Piece: Olga Noronha  Ring: Noemi Klein  Left: Jacket: Boudicca  Bra: Elle Macpherson Intimates macphersonintimates.com.

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Top: Lulu Liu
Shorts: Stylestalker
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Nose Piece: Olga Noronha
Ring: Noemi Klein
Right
Jacket: Boudicca
Bra: Elle Macpherson Intimates

Top: Lulu Liu

Top: Lulu Liu

Top: William Wilde Skirt: James Lakeland Earrings: Noemi Klein

Top: William Wilde
Skirt: James Lakeland
Earrings: Noemi Klein

Jacket: Boudicca Bra: Elle Macpherson Intimates Shoes: Gina Rings: Noemi Klein  Ear Cuff: Yael Saloman

Jacket: Boudicca
Bra: Elle Macpherson Intimates
Shoes: Gina
Rings: Noemi Klein
Ear Cuff: Yael Saloman

Left: Dress: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania  Cape: Boudicca  Shoes: Gina  Earrings: Vivienne Westwood  Right Coat: Katherine Hooker Bikini top: Bordelle  Skirt: Boudicca Belt: Boudicca Shoes: Gina Earrings: Noemi Klein Right Ring: Noemi Klein Left Ring:  Sonal Whiplash Ankle Highs: Wolford

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Dress: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania
Cape: Boudicca
Shoes: Gina
Earrings: Vivienne Westwood
Right
Coat: Katherine Hooker
Bikini top: Bordelle
Skirt: Boudicca
Belt: Boudicca
Shoes: Gina
Earrings: Noemi Klein
Right Ring: Noemi Klein
Left Ring: Sonal Whiplash
Ankle Highs: Wolford

 

Photographer: Phil Hewitt

Styling and Creative Direction: Michael Miller

Hair: Andrea Martinelli using Alterna

Make­up: Maria Vittoria Bortolussi using Nars

Production: Ross Forsythe

Models:

Sienna King @ Tess Management

India Tuersley @ Tess Management

Megan @ Models 1

Emma S @ Models 1

THE MADDEN BROTHERS – TASTER FROM OUR EXCLUSIVE SHOOT FOR FAULT ISSUE 19

 

 

The Madden Brothers were shot in London by photographer Miles Holder exclusively for FAULT Issue 20 Click here to order your copy of this issue!

The Madden Brothers were shot in London by photographer Miles Holder exclusively for FAULT Issue 19
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FAULT Magazine Issue 19the Millions Issue will feature instantly recognisable rock siblings the Madden Brothers inside its Men’s section. Fresh from their reincarnation as a double act after their successes as founding members of Good Charlotte, Benji and Joel have released a new album – Greetings from California – under their own name.

FAULT: Why have you decided to fully focus on the Madden Brothers project?

Benji: I think it was a natural progression… it would be easy to sit back and say “we can go around the world and get paid just doing stuff we’ve done for years “– but it’s not fulfilling. I want to make something new and relevant to now, and that was where the real desire was – that’s what we set out to do with this record.

Joel: [When we started Good Charlotte, aged 16] we were kids making music about shit we were going through. Well, we’re not going through that any more – I’m married with two kids and we’re living life… We’re full-grown so we have to make music which is relevant to our lives now.

 

Miles Holder

Interview by Kevin Lyster

 

FAULT: What direction do you see Madden Brothers going in with Greetings from California and beyond?

Benji: When people heard ‘We Are Done’, most said, “Who is this?!” It doesn’t sound like anything we’ve ever released. It can go anywhere we want it to – we were talking about it recently, one of the things we’ve always loved doing is harmonies – it’s one of the things people remembered about Good Charlotte – so we decided we were going to do it properly. We worked a lot with Pharrell on the record – we wrote two songs on the record with him – he really gets the vision and supports it. Three years ago, when we decided to do this Madden Brothers thing, we told him how we wanted it to be and he was like, “Yeah the Eagles, I can see that shit.” He’s a visionary and then we started writing songs [together].

Joel: We listened to The Beach Boys, The Eagles and then, as teenagers, Sublime and then Dre’s Chronic and all these hip hop records – we’ve been in California for 10 years and while we are from the East Coast, it was [always] our dream to get to California.

Miles Holder

 

FAULT: What brought you to the decision to split the album into two sides?

Joel: The thing that brings both sides together is that California vibe. Whereas one side is more Phil SpectorBrian Wilson, the other side feels like The Eagles, Steely Dan, Steve Miller Band – it’s a trip but it oddly works!

 

The Madden Brothers’ debut single ‘We Are Done’ and album ‘Greetings From California’ are both out now on Capitol Records.

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LFW SEPTEMBER ’15: DAY (5) SS15

This season, FAULT Magazine is out en-force at London Fashion Week (September ’14) to line up the new season Collections for review. Stay updated with the FAULT team via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and FAULT Online to see the latest and up to date Fashion Trends for Spring ’15, live, as they happen.

OSMAN

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Starting with simple, monochrome daywear for sophisticats, the Osman show progressed with fringe detailing, fresh colours such as citrus green and peach, a striking watercolour splash print and oversized patchworks to show he still has the creative edge. Midi and maxi lengths were key along with off-the-shoulder necklines, strapless dresses and cut out shoulders. A fringed silver cape was a particular highlight along with a floor length, sheer black dress over a black body embellished with circles of beads.

-Olivia Pinnock

 

Simone Rocha

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Always a whirlwind of beauty and femininity, this season at Simon Rocha it came in the form of marabou trims, bright red flower prints and broderie anglaise. Sher mac coats with thick belts were a desirable twist on the classic and cute tea dresses were given multiple dimensions with cut out flower shapes embellishing the already floral print. Marabou skirt hems, trouser cuffs and sleeve edges harked back to old school glamour but avoided being too kitsch by keeping to a strict colour scheme of black and nude. Simple pumps and brogues were also trimmed with marabou while the layers of sheer tulle and organza that featured heavily in the collection were also tied in to the styling with headscarves covering the whole face and delicate, mid-forearm length gloves with lace trims.

-Olivia Pinnock

 

Fashion East

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Before we talk fashion, let’s get the giant elephant in the room out of the way. Yes a man fell through the roof during the show, yes he’s ok and an ambulance was called immediately, no he wasn’t a rogue paparazzi trying to get backstage shots, he was a construction worker from the building opposite. The audience was pretty a-gasp at the situation but the show must go on and once we were all assured the man was ok, the clothes were ready for review!

Helen Lawrence opened with deconstructed looks, vintage-style knitwear and super miniature skirts. Rough around the edges was the look with asymmetrical styles, green latex shapes dangling from garments and loose fitting tops and trousers.

Louise Alsop’s beachy sportswear of tulled parkas, slashed maxi dresses and spaghetti strap jersey midis was styled with dreadlocked hair and trainers for a laid back vibe. Lemon yellow bought energy to the black and white colour palette while tshirt dresses to the mid-thigh brought home a relaxed androgyny.

Ed Maler’s sexy cohort of pirates were a flamboyant and fanciful way to end the show. Knee high stockings, bandana headpieces, Victorian frilled waistlines, corset lacing up trouser legs and cuffs that draped over hands were the epitome of eccentric creativity. Above all it represented what Fashion East is all about; spotting raw, cutting edge talent and nurturing it to make the fashion brands of the future.

-Olivia Pinnock

 

Meadham Kirchhoff 

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Before we talk fashion, let’s get the giant elephant in the room out of the way. Yes a man fell through the roof during the show, yes he’s ok and an ambulance was called immediately, no he wasn’t a rogue paparazzi trying to get backstage shots, he was a construction worker from the building opposite. The audience was pretty a-gasp at the situation but the show must go on and once we were all assured the man was ok, the clothes were ready for review!

Helen Lawrence opened with deconstructed looks, vintage-style knitwear and super miniature skirts. Rough around the edges was the look with asymmetrical styles, green latex shapes dangling from garments and loose fitting tops and trousers.

Louise Alsop’s beachy sportswear of tulled parkas, slashed maxi dresses and spaghetti strap jersey midis was styled with dreadlocked hair and trainers for a laid back vibe. Lemon yellow bought energy to the black and white colour palette while tshirt dresses to the mid-thigh brought home a relaxed androgyny.

Ed Maler’s sexy cohort of pirates were a flamboyant and fanciful way to end the show. Knee high stockings, bandana headpieces, Victorian frilled waistlines, corset lacing up trouser legs and cuffs that draped over hands were the epitome of eccentric creativity. Above all it represented what Fashion East is all about; spotting raw, cutting edge talent and nurturing it to make the fashion brands of the future.

-Olivia Pinnock

 

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Meet The Dove & The Wolf

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By Corrina Gramma

The Dove and The Wolf are two French girlfriends who started to play music together at age 14. They came to FAULT’s attention through Nowness that recently shared Lou + Paloma’s The Words You Said music video directed by Zack Spiger and featuring models and actors Paul Boche and Jessamine Bliss Bell. A special thanks to Paloma’s mother for matching these two souls together and to fashion designer Gaby Basora + singer Rachael Yamagata who sort of boosted up their music career… Meet the dove, Paloma Gil, and the wolf, Louise Hayat-Camard.

FAULT : Louise, Paloma, who are you ?

Paloma : We are both twenty-four and were full-time students up until 6 months ago – as we were offered to go on a 7 week long US and Canada tour, we both decided to drop out of school. I was studying cinema.

Louise : And I was studying architecture.

FAULT : School is out of mind, forever ?

Paloma : We’ll see. For now we’re taking the year off to focus on music, because that’s what we really want to do.

FAULT : How did you two connect ? Tell us how it all started please.

Louise : We actually met online, ten years ago, at age 14. I was living in Martinique and I met Paloma’s mother IRL, at a dinner party. We had a very long talk and I guess I somehow reminded her of Paloma so she thought it’d be fantastic to meet. But because I lived across the Atlantic, that had to happen on MSN messenger!

Paloma : Yes, we were only talking about music. We met two months later, in April 2004, when Lou was visiting her father in Paris.

FAULT : Where does this passion for music come from ?

Paloma : I don’t really know… I started playing the viola when I was 4, and then I got into playing the guitar when I was 13. I enjoyed it more cause I could sing along.

Louise : I started with the piano, and played it for years – I was taking lessons but I smoothly stopped as I was not really into reading music sheets… So at 13, I swapped the piano for the guitar. The first guitar I played was my birth’s gift from my father.

FAULT :  How would you describe your musical genre ?

Paloma : A friend of ours once described us as a ‘ambient pop-folk’ band, and I liked it. I think it is pretty accurate.

Louise : It is a tricky one. We don’t really have a specific genre – it is a mix of 1960’s harmonies and modern sounds.

FAULT : Where do your respective musical influences meet ?

Paloma : We listen to the same music. I mean, we first became friends because we were listening to the same bands…

Louise : And we spend almost all of our time together, so our references are very similar. We used to listen to a lot of British bands but most of the music we listen to now, is american. We listen to everything… From Boyz II Men to Grizzly Bear, Sharon Van Etten, James Blake.

Paloma : And Beyoncé !

FAULT : What is on your mind at the moment ?

Louise : I recently went to see Phox live – they gave such a generous performance, it was magical !

Paloma : Blake Mills’s new record just came out and I have been listening to it a lot… We also went to see Lauryn Hill a few days ago. It felt amazing to immerse ourselves in her music again.

FAULT : Why did you pick an English name for your French band ?

Paloma : Lou woke up one day and said she had a dream about us being called The Dove and The Wolf. It felt right.

Louise : Paloma is Spanish for « dove » and people call me « Lou » which is almost « Loup », « wolf » in French.

FAULT : And do you think it suits both of you in the end? Paloma being the dove and Louise, the wolf…

Paloma : I think there is a little bit of both in each of us.

FAULT :  Woodstock, NY vs. Paris : was it more inspiring to record in NY ?

Louise : I’m not sure whether or not it was more inspiring to record in NY, it was just a very different experience. One thing is for sure, we enjoy recording in houses surrounded by the woods! We recorded our first EP (4 tracks) two years ago in the countryside two hours away from Paris. We packed the car with a bunch of instruments and recording equipment that we borrowed from friends and we locked ourselves in for ten days to make music. And six months ago, we went up to Woodstock, NY, to record a full album. It was such an incredible experience. We’re only releasing two of the songs we recorded because right now we do everything ourselves, from A to Z, and it would’ve been difficult to mix, master and press a full record all by ourselves. It will be our first full album and we want to do it the right way. We’re hoping to release it with the help of a label ; we will see after touring with Rachael Yamagata what is next for us.

FAULT :  How did you meet Rachael Yamagata?

Paloma : We met Rachael two years ago after she played in Paris and we had a mutual crush on each other. We kept in touch and she invited us to sing with her in NYC a few times when we were visiting. When she heard that we were going to record an album in Nashville, she said there was no way we’d go there and that we were to record in her home studio in Woodstock, NY. No question asked! So we did, and it was amazing!

FAULT : I read a piece about you and your very first video Springtime through the New York Times blog. Nice for a young French duo…

Paloma : We collabotared with Gaby Basora, the fashion designer for Tucker, for our Springtime video. The deal was to make a promotional video for her new collection and in exchange we’d have a music video for our new track. It was shot at Far Rockaway, in Queens. It was a lot of fun. The director had planned that I would be driving a car in the video. Except that I didn’t have my licence! So in the video, when you see me arriving in a legit 1968 Mustang, I am actually being pushed by the team not to take any risks: the owner of the car was on set! (Laughs) Anyways, It was a fantastic experience.

Louise : The director, Yelena Yemchuk, is a wonderful artist. I feel very lucky we got to work with her. She also paints and does photography ; she has directed music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins before… So the combo of the indie New Yorker fashion designer + the young french duo + the artist/director caught the eye of the New York Times and they wrote a piece about it.

FAULT : And this post led you to acclaimed photographer Sebastian Kim.

Louise : It was an incredible experience to work with Sebastian. It was so easy to pose for him. We stayed in touch since ; the cover of our new record is actually an illustration by Corinna Gramma based on one of the photographs he took for the New York Times.

FAULT : Since your early beginnings, what are the best encounters you’ve made ?

Paloma : The Swedish singer Isabel Sörling who sang on two of our former tracks and the singer/guitar player of the band The Shivers. I saw him play at a house show in Brooklyn ; we talked and kept in touch. We asked him to play on our new album because he is just so fucking talented…

FAULT : You seem to be surrounded by a cool crowd of friends… Can you tell us more about your collaboration with Zack Spiger please ?

Louise : A friend, who works with Zack told me about him. I started watching all of his videos and I literally fell in love with his work. He has a very unique way to film music, I’m not sure how he does it but it is magic! And I find it so amazing that he uses film only. We both really support that.

Paloma : About a year ago, we met up and started talking about working together. When we got back from Woodstock, we played him the rough mixes, and he picked The Words You Said.

FAULT : How do you two write and compose ?

Louise : We write and compose together. Paloma sometimes comes up with a chord progression and I find a melody to go with it or vice-versa. It’s a bit like in our daily routine when we finish each other’s sentences… For the most part we write the music first and the words come along.

FAULT : And the words naturally come in English…

Louise : To be honest, we don’t really know how to write songs in French!

Paloma : And besides the fact that we both speak english a lot on a regular basis, our musical background is mostly American, so writing in English feels more natural to us.

FAULT : Can you tell us about your Sofar Sounds experience please ?

Louise : I first heard about this series of gigs through friends. Our mutual friend Sophie attended a gig and she thought it would be awesome to have us performing at the next session so she introduced us to the Parisian organizer and he contacted us. We played in a beautiful apartment at les Abbesses. I had never experienced that before. An acoustic set can be very tricky but playing for people who were being very attentive, with no glasses being broken or doors being slammed, that was amazing.

Paloma : We had played at the Bus Palladium the night before so it was definitely different! And even if the audience didn’t know us at all, they were really listening to our music. Makes playing and singing a lot easier!

Louise : And when we played our sing-along song and they sang with us. It was a lot of fun.

FAULT : What if music wears you out one day… ?

Paloma :  It won’t ever happen !

Louise : For the moment we have no other aspirations than to share our music and I hope it will stay that way.

FAULT : What is your FAULT ?

Louise + Paloma : We are too cool for school !

 

Tour dates US & Canada, with Rachael Yamagata, October 2nd – November 18th.

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FAULT MAGAZINE @ LFW – BACKSTAGE BEAUTY WITH CARLY HOBBS

Monday 15 September

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For me Monday was all about one show. Giles. Not only was the rave catwalk complete with strobe lighting and Bare Necessities passes for backstage very fun, the hair and make-up was playful from inspiration to finish.

Eyes were the focus, a blend of green and black shadows done by Team Mac. This alternative smoky effect followed through to the nails, which were half and half of these same shades. Why? Well the invite to Giles was based on a monster claw from the deep – a pink leopard print hand with green and black claws. Random, but it so worked.

And while make-up and nails were out there alongside the disco-esque collection, hair was the absolute opposite. Victorian Grunge to be precise. Created by Label M and Toni & Guy, it was a mash up of deep v-parting, hair worked back using salt spray and a bed head style ponytail to finish. Slightly dishevelled, totally hot.

 

Tuesday 16 September

 

And the final day of LFW SS15 when out in one big shimmery, glitz-fuelled, glam bang. With some last summery neutrals thrown in for good measure of course.

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The theme at Osman was a modern take on Woodstock – yep the 60s are defos back for SS15 in so many ways. But it wasn’t grungy hippies, more fresh, clean and fun-loving ones. Or as make-up artist heading up this show for Maybelline, Sharon Dowcett said, ‘these girls sleep in tepees not tents.’

Her specially created look was all expensive boho, complimenting the peaches and blues of the collection. She kept the base fresh, but used a velvet crayon in a dusty, nudey pink for the lips and added festival flush to the cheeks using Maybelline Baby Lips Fluro in Stirke a Rose. The effect? Like the Osman girl had been dancing in a field all day. Only the top lashes were treated to mascara while the brows were simply defined and eyes had a soft brown liner gently blended around the socket line. A little bit 60s but not too Twiggy, so to keep things current.

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Hair-inspo came from one of the models when she was casted for the show. Nick Irwin using Catwalk by Tigi, worked from her freshly washed hair that had a whole lot of movement asking all the girls to rock up post shower for pre-show prep. He then simply spritzed a little spray on mousse up top and through the ends, pressing locks down a little around the ears. Minimal product, impressive effect.

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And the final backstage beauty spying we did was at Ashish. Showgirl minus the drag was the make-up inspo and fresh skin, moisturised lips and then full on, statement, bejewelled eyes was the end result. One of the models told us wearing the layered up glitter, gems and shimmering shadows was like having kaleidoscopes on her eyes. ‘I can see them sparkling,’ she said. And it looked incredible. There was no mascara or liner, instead an ordered gem-ladden structure along the lower line, structured out ballerina style with a nude liner. Then up top it was chaos the bronzes, golds and coral eyeshadows used as a base, then craft shop gems stuck on in clusters, at random and right up to the brows. Sharon Dowcett, heading up team Maybelline, revealed the best way to get your gem on. First dab on lash glue using tiny cotton buds – Muji do amazingly small ones – then dip a bigger cotton bud in water to dampen before using this to pick up the little studs. It stays wet long enough to grip the gem and then hold it in place on the face until it’s stuck. Clever.

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Hair was just as cool. Ali Pirzadeh for L’Oreal Paris Professional, wove strings of multi coloured tinsel into slicked down locks to give the impression of a girl that had been out dancing all night. Fun.

And for nails, Michelle Humphries, started off with two coats of a silvery base, before layering on a further two coats of Maybelline Colorshow{CORR} in Glitter It. Then the gems came out again, attached in cosmic clusters around the cuticles and tips. Disco just got served, in a fresh, modern style. What an end to an awesome SS15 showcase.

 

-Carly Hobbs (Instagram – Twitter)