‘DO I DARE’ – FAULT Online Exclusive Fashion Editorial

SILK SATIN DRESS 'THE MONO' - VENI VICI COUTURE NECKLACE - MAIOCCI ATLAS RING - RACHEL BOSTON

SILK SATIN DRESS ‘THE MONO’ – VENI VICI COUTURE
NECKLACE – MAIOCCI
ATLAS RING – RACHEL BOSTON

 

BLACK 'SAND' DRESS - ISSEY MIYAKE 'RILEY IV' SHOES - SENSO  EARRINGS AND RING - BY MALENE BIRGER

BLACK ‘SAND’ DRESS – ISSEY MIYAKE
‘RILEY IV’ SHOES – SENSO
EARRINGS AND RING – BY MALENE BIRGER

 

BLACK WAISTCOAT - BILLIONAIRE ITALIAN COUTURE  TEXTURED LACE SHIRT - CACHAREL  LEATHER SHORTS - REBECCA MINKOFF FLOYD BLACK STRAPPY HEELS - JEROME C.ROUSSEAU EARRINGS - MAIOCCI

BLACK WAISTCOAT – BILLIONAIRE ITALIAN COUTURE
TEXTURED LACE SHIRT – CACHAREL
LEATHER SHORTS – REBECCA MINKOFF
FLOYD BLACK STRAPPY HEELS – JEROME C.ROUSSEAU
EARRINGS – MAIOCCI

 

DRESS - DAVID KOMA GILLIAM BLACK SATIN COURTS WITH GLITTER TOE - JEROME C.ROUSSEAU RINGS - THE ROGUE AND THE WOLF

DRESS – DAVID KOMA
GILLIAM BLACK SATIN COURTS WITH GLITTER TOE – JEROME C.ROUSSEAU
RINGS – THE ROGUE AND THE WOLF

 

DRESS - CARVEN

DRESS – CARVEN

 

SUEDE DRESS - AMANDA WAKELEY  NECKLACE - MAIOCCI

SUEDE DRESS – AMANDA WAKELEY
NECKLACE – MAIOCCI

 

Photographer: Andrew Hiles

Stylist: Kelvin Barron

Hair: Shukeel Murtaza @ Phamous artists using Bumble & Bumble

Make up: Julia Wilson using Giorgio Armani Beauty & Skincare

Model: Marieke @ Profile Model Management

Jennifer Davies Exclusive photoshoot & interview with FAULT Online!

Jacket: Tim Ryan
Dress: House of CB

Jennifer Davies is an artist who is pushing the boundaries of how music and visuals come together. With the release of her ‘Lapse of Time’ EP, Davies has created a video accompaniment for each track, all directed by Peter Wormleighton. All the music was produced with close friend Tord Knudsen of The Wombats, and the collision of dance beats and thunder-strike vocals bring to mind the punk-pop of Blondie and Gwen Stefani.
How did your debut ‘Lapse of Time’ come into being?

My background was always in bands, and when that came to an end I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was signed as a solo artist but it just wasn’t sitting right with me, so I took the decision 18 months ago to be honest with the label about how I felt. I knew full-well that they could just let me go but my friend Tord Knudsen (who is in The Wombats) had worked with me on a few songs and I felt really good about them. I asked the label for the opportunity to see where I could take them, and decided that if the label didn’t get it we could go our separate ways. Thankfully they did!

Your creative process seems to be really innovative, and constantly evolving. How did it grow from those initial demos?

Having taken control of the music side of things, I started to wonder what would happen if I worked with other young creatives that I knew. A lot of major labels just go to the same people they’ve worked with for years and often it’s not that exciting. I wanted to prove that you can’t buy creativity, and it felt like a good time to collaborate with other people on the cusp of a creative breakthrough. Each video has been directed by my friend Peter Wormleighton, and styled by my friend Nabil El-Nayal, who was shortlisted for the LVMH Fashion Prize.

Jacket & Trousers: JH Zane Shoes: United Nude

Jacket & Trousers: JH Zane
Shoes: United Nude

Who have been the biggest influence on your sound?

A lot of pop artists! I feel like ‘pop’ is often seen as bit of a dirty word, but pop culture can be so exciting. I’m drawn to all sorts of things; Garbage and Shirley Manson, Gwen Stefani, Blondie. I really like pop music with personality- and I approach it with a punk aesthetic. I don’t care if people get it or not; if the passion is there, people can see it and they will connect with it.

The visuals of your music are obviously very important to you. How do you approach them?

There are a lot of different ways I go about it. For ‘Lapse of Time’, I was really influenced by Madonna’s ‘Ray of Light’. The piano element that repeats throughout the song reminded me of people rushing around the city. I loved that idea of the contrast between the city in Liverpool, and then the vast landscapes of the North West (where I’m from.) We paired up with this young photographer named Paul Richardson and he came up with this idea of me actually being in the time-lapse. I didn’t realise when I agreed to it that it would mean standing in the same place for hours and hours outside in the cold (laughs) but I love the effect! I think everyone on my team just loves the idea of these epic visuals and it’s great to all be moving in the same creative direction.

Dress: House of CB Top & skirt: Jane Bowler Shoes: United Nude

Dress: House of CB
Top & skirt: Jane Bowler
Shoes: United Nude

With the release of the album, you’ll obviously be starting to do a lot more live performance. Is that notion of ‘epic visuals’ something you hope to take forward to the stage?

Yes definitely! To begin with, I guess it will be quite hard because it will mostly be support slots and small festivals but I’d love to just take it all the way. I saw FKA Twigs performing on Jimmy Kimmel with just a fan and this giant piece of fabric and it was amazing. I think all you need is a simple idea, and if you execute it really well, you can make a performance so memorable.

Have you always wanted to be a musician and performer?

For me it actually started with movement – I always loved to dance. Eventually I started playing piano, and I would take the songs I liked and strip them down, and then start writing my own from there. My Dad ended up getting me this broken-down, second-hand piano and I never looked back! (laughs)

 

Top & Skirt: Jane Bowler

Top & Skirt: Jane Bowler

So what’s next?

Well at the moment we’re actually working on an interactive video. We basically picked five different amazing locations and have done a single take in each, deciding that the camera would roll and I would carry on no matter what. I nearly got run over by an ambulance but it’s looking good! (laughs) I’m then supporting The Wombats on a few of their dates, and then playing a few festivals, and looking forward to finally finishing the album!

What is your FAULT?

I over-think things way too much. I know I’m guilty of it and I try to stop it but I just can’t. It’s another FAULT that’s not going anywhere!

The Lapse of Time EP is available on iTunes and as a free download: here

 

Photography: Miles Holder

Fashion Editor: Kristine Kilty @ Lovely Management

Hair & Makeup: Amy Brandon @ Lovely Management 

Fashion Assistant: Shannon McGrath

Words: Will Ballantyne-Reid

 

The Janoskians For FAULT Issue 21 – What it takes to be POPular in the Digital age

 

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Photography: Leigh Keily
Styling: Vesa Perakyla
Grooming: Daniel Rymer Robinson

We are now well and truly settled into the era of “Online Stars.” Since it’s inception in 2004 and subsequent mass following in the years that followed, YouTube has helped launch the careers for many of today’s notable public figures and celebrities. Enter Janoskians, (Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation) were five teenagers from Melbourne who shot to the ever elusive “internet fame” in 2011. After amassing over 1.8  million subscribers, their international following is arguably reminiscent of the 1960’s Beatlesmania.

We chat with one of the first teen sensations of the digital age about what it means to be POPular and how sustainable that popularity can be…

 

FAULT: Do you have a close connection to your fans when you’re performing live?

Janoskians: Yeah. I think it’s because of social media, that’s a way for us to connect with our fans on a personal level. It’s a really cool to connect through Twitter, Instagram, that sort of stuff. It’s a way for us to connect on a personal level. It’s not in your inbox anymore, it’s not checking your mail, you just have to check your phone and start replying to fans. It’s really cool that we’ve managed to do that through social media.

 You released ‘Would you love me’ earlier this year, do you prefer recording? What’s your recording experience like?

Janoskians: I really love getting into the studio and being creative and just having a chill out moment with the boys, sorting out whatever’s on our minds and getting that onto the tracks. I really enjoy that process as well. Getting funny in the studio as well and letting everything out.

When you started on YouTube, did you ever forsee that it would lead into an album and you performing live in front of all your adoring fans worldwide? And not just in your home, but selling out shows in England?

I’d never even imagined us performing a gig at a club in Melbourne. Touring the whole world and performing to all these people is really crazy.

Read and see more images from this shoot exclusively in FAULT Magazine issue 21! 

FAULT MAGAZINE ISSUE 21 – IS AVAILABLE NOW

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FAULT ISSUE 21 – THE POP ISSUE – IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER

Adam Lamber X Nick Jonas covers

Nick Jonas Photographed by Matt Holyoak and styled by Kristine Kilty
Adam Lamber Photographed by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan

FAULT Magazine  – The POP Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Adam Lambert

Nick Jonas

Pete Wentz

Sofia Richie

Leona Lewis 

Bleachers

Conor Maynard 

Lion Babe 

Prides 

Chloe Howl

Janoskians 

Billie Piper 

and many more…

Plus a FAULTless selection of Film, Fashion, Music & Photography encompassing what it means to be “Pop”. From popular music to  pop art to popular figures who have amassed  large followings throughout the years. Also included in this double cover issue are the two artists that gained great popularity among  FAULT readers.

Nick Jonas first appeared on FAULT #16 as part of The Jonas Brothers and Adam Lambert appeared on the cover of FAULT #10. A lot has changed for these two cover stars since their respective features in FAULT but still our readers lusted to see them both return to our pages and so we listened. We are very proud to present FAULT Issue 21 – The POP Issue.

FAULT MAGAZINE ISSUE 21 – IS AVAILABLE NOW

 *FAULT MAGAZINE IS AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY WORLDWIDE*

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‘Subconscious’ – FAULT Online Exclusive Fashion Editorial

top : Marion Besenbruch skirt: Valentino

top : Marion Besenbruch skirt: Valentino

dress : Marion Besenbruch

dress : Marion Besenbruch

top : Marion Besenbruch skirt : Maje

top : Marion Besenbruch skirt : Maje

dress: Valentino sweater yellow : American Vintage sweater rouge : American Vintage

dress: Valentino
sweater yellow : American Vintage sweater rouge : American Vintage

dress : Marion Besenbruch shoes : Valentino

dress : Marion Besenbruch shoes : Valentino

jacket : Marion Besenbruch

jacket : Marion Besenbruch

dress : Marion Besenbruch jacket : Etro

dress : Marion Besenbruch jacket : Etro

jacket : Dsquared

jacket : Dsquared

Photography: Fabio Piemonte

Stylist: Allegra Schiavone Panni

Make-Up Rizlene Steininger

Hair Jade Berrocal

Model Ingrid @ Ford

‘BLOSSOM’ – FAULT Online Exclusive Editorial

Shirt Dolce & Gabbana  Skirt Dolce & Gabbana  Belt Marni   Shoes Prada

Shirt Dolce & Gabbana
Skirt Dolce & Gabbana
Belt Marni
Shoes Prada

(left) Shirt Dolce&Gabbana 779€ Necklace Marni 449€ (right) Shirt Stella McCartney 695€ Vest Chloè 620€ Trousers Alexander Wang 379€ Bag Cèline 2795€

(left)
Shirt Dolce&Gabbana 
Necklace Marni
(right)
Shirt Stella McCartney
Vest Chloè 
Trousers Alexander Wang 
Bag Cèline

Dress Dolce&Gabbana 1750€ Glasses Victoria Beckham 420€

Dress Dolce&Gabbana
Glasses Victoria Beckham

Shirt Marni 569€ Skirt Marni 569€ Necklace Marni 409€ Glasses Celinè 300€ Pullover Chloè 780€

Shirt Marni 
Skirt Marni 
Necklace Marni 
Glasses Celinè 
Pullover Chloè

(left) Shirt Prada 650€ Skirt Prada 1200€ Pullover Prada 580€ Purse Prada 470€ (right) Shirt Cèline 420€ Necklace Marni 599€

(left)
Shirt Prada 
Skirt Prada 
Pullover Prada
Purse Prada
(right)
Shirt Cèline 
Necklace Marni

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Blouse Victoria Beckham
Skirt Cèline

 

Photographer: Paz Stammler

Makeup: Cory Lackner

Hair: Daniel M. Lugmair

Styling: Casa Moda

Model: Bianka Czodorova @ Elite Models Bratislava