NY MFW FW17 HIGHLIGHTS | MAX N’ CHESTER

Max N’ Chester, featuring a neutral palette of greys and blues, made the collection all the more interesting by the addition of prints, textures and exaggerated proportions. An oversized jacket was layered over a Navajo blanket printed pant and blazer sets and camouflage was used in a three-piece ensemble. Shirts and sweaters hung long below blazers and vests, with pants rolled up to graze the ankle. The mixture of textures and patterns in the multi layered looks was the cool guys work wardrobe defined.

Words: Mikah James | Photographer: Julie Warner

 

FAULT Magazine Reviews: The Detox Kitchen

The festive season is now a distant memory for most but for those in the fashion industry, we’ve only now gotten over the month long hangover brought on by the early January LFWM. From December’s Christmas parties to glutinous Christmas dinners and champagne filled fashion events, you’d be forgiven for letting your health regimes slide in the past months. However, it’s a new year and now it’s our turn to get back on our health kick with a good old fashion detox.

This is no way my first detox, but in truth, it is the first one I’ve ever kept to. I’ve found that with a hectic lifestyle and the lack of local restaurants offering nutritious selections that I’ve never been able to find the correct food to fit my diet. Whether shooting in studio or out on location with a very unhealthy 9am-9pm work schedule, I’ve never found to time to precook my meals for the days ahead.

Enter, ‘The Detox Kitchen’ – a food delivery service which promises to “take away the stress of planning, shopping and cooking healthy meals.” This certainly isn’t the first product on the market to deliver fresh food to your door but it is however, one of the few who will deliver the food pre-cooked and pre-packaged early each morning. In the past I’ve tried services who deliver fresh food once a week with cooking instructions but as everyone in the creative industry knows, finding time to cook a different meal every day is certainly a luxury we don’t have. In that vein, we imagine The Detox Kitchen will be a much welcome solution to our very common problem.

For my trial, I opted for the Green with Protein package which included three meals a day, three fresh juices as well as snacks, teas and natural wheatgrass, spirulina and ginger shots to keep the immune system and energy levels going strong each day. All in all, the package equalled 1200 calories with 50g of that being lean-protein which fit well into the workout meal plan that I was also conducting at the same time.

Before we continue it’s important that I mention that I like food; I really like food. I like spicy, well seasoned and often mightily unhealthy food so I was not at all expecting to enjoy the meals that came – I’m happy that I was proved wrong.

Starting my morning with a bean pot is rather unusual for me but all things considered, it was rather tasty. Enjoyed alongside a shot of wheatgrass and ginger I was satisfied with the portion size. In truth, a light breakfast was a far better way to start my day than the usual café pastry and overpriced coffee I’d become accustomed to.

Each meal also comes with a paired cold press bottle juice which I packed in my bag with the rest of my meals for the day. This day’s juices consisted of Apple, celery and ginger, Broccoli, kiwi and lime and Pear, celery, mint and lemon – all were pleasant. On other detox programs, I’ve found that their juices were far sweeter and more flavoursome than The Detox Kitchen and after totting up the grammes of sugar in the smoothies provided by other companies, The Detox Kitchen offerings were far healthier. It’s commendable to find a service who truly cares about the wellbeing of their consumers. Instead of supplying a crowd-pleasing sugar-rich smoothie, the Detox Kitchen have done their research and found a blend which is both pleasing to the palette but one that also fits into the dietary requirements of the customers drinking them.

Throughout the day I snacked on the nuts and grains included in the pack as an energy boost which took the place of my standard packet of “healthy” salted popcorn. They were a nice pick me up between appointments and a good addition to help you stick to the detox diet when you’re feeling a little peckish between meals.

The lunch was surprisingly filling, I couldn’t actually finish it in one sitting and as said, I love food! It was a celery and tomato salad which came with a dressing containing hints of lemon and coriander. At this point, I’d only eating salads and drank smoothies and a tea but I was never wanting for more or different foods. I’ve tried many…many diets in my time and always felt that I was forcing myself to stick to them. There’s something in the convenience of a pre-packaged lunch that made this detox so easy to stick to. Also note: you won’t just be eating vegetables for a week long detox! Depending on your selected dietary needs, you can expect to receive burgers and other foods previously thought to be on the detox blacklist.

Arriving home for dinner and it was time to eat the Salmon which as a fussy eater I was a little apprehensive of. The food packages arrive at around 5am (don’t worry they’ll leave it in a convenient predetermined spot of your choosing) and I usually would collect them at 6:30 and pop my dinner in the fridge and pack everything else into my bag. I was expecting the salmon to be dry and not well seasoned but to my surprise it was unbelievably fresh. This might seem like a small feat but remembering that it had been cooked at least 12 hours ago and no indication of when it was caught – the fact the dish tasted anywhere near fresh was an amazing discovery. Well seasoned and accompanied by a hefty salad, I was extremely pleased with the results.

After three days, I had enjoyed a wide variety of meals and juices from the service. It is important to fit the calories into your own daily routine. Be sure to do a personal health check to find out how many calories someone with your lifestyle should be consuming and match the plan to your results. As I was exercising and work an active job which doesn’t tie me to a desk, I did prop up my calories while on the plan to meet my macros.

Depending on your diet, The Detox Kitchen costs between £30-40 which might seem steep but after tallying up all the café bottled juices and sandwiches and snacks which I’d grab between appointments we found that all things considered The Detox Kitchen is in fact rather reasonably priced. The food you receive is of restaurant standard and on the high street alone, a pressed juice can set you back more around £5; we’d go as far as saying the price point is a great deal for the amount you’re receiving.

Would we recommend The Detox Kitchen I hear you ask? If you have an active lifestyle which doesn’t allow you to prepare your meals in advance – then by all means The Detox Kitchen is for you. We found that the times we really depended on the service was during London Fashion Week and other times when our schedules were anything but fixed. With a relatively low-calorie count for myself, it’s not a sustainable diet nor do I believe it’s meant to be. The Detox Kitchen isn’t a service meant to replace the standard ‘once a week food delivery services’. Instead, it’s most effective when you work your food orders around your own lifestyle. On their website, you can move your deliveries for the dates which best work with your schedule. If you’re looking for a short term detox or want to ensure that a day in your diary is filled with the nutrient dense and balanced meal, then look no further than The Detox Kitchen.

For more information, head over to wwwdetoxkitchen.co.uk/

FAULT Magazine Featured Playlists: Lily Allen’s ‘He’s got the whole world, in his tiny hands’

 

It’s a strange day. As many of our staff prepare themselves for the ‘Women’s March On London‘ tomorrow (we hope to see you there) the world is shifting and as young creatives, not in the direction we’d hoped. Never the less, these strange times do have their silver lining and in the previous months we’ve watched as our creative inspirations have used their platform to promote our shared concerns.

Today we feature musician Lily Allen’s ‘He’s got the whole world, in his tiny hands’ playlist. If you follow Lily Allen’s work or Lily generally on social media, you’ll no doubt know where she stands on certain political issues but in her own words “I decided to not argue with people about the inevitable for the day, and made a Spotify playlist to commemorate this miserable occasion.”

Enjoy Lily’s playlist below.

 

 

FAULT Magazine Travel to the Caribbean Island of Grenada

(TAKEN FROM THE FULL ARTICLE PUBLISHED WITHIN FAULT ISSUE #24)

House of Chocolate

If like us you aren’t aware of the intertwined history of chocolate and the island of the Grenada, House of Chocolate in a must. Part museum, part café and another part chocolate store, here you can learn the history of cocoa and it’s many used from one of the friendly staff members. Of course, you’ll also be able to sample the many chocolate treats they have on offer from milkshakes to icecream or of course, just grab a bar of their great Grenada made chocolate to bring back home with you. House of Chocolate is located at #10 Young Street, Saint George’s, Grenada.

Concord Waterfalls

Simply put, the Concord Falls are a Grenada must see. Located in the St John Parish and easily by car, the falls have two pools the bottom of which is extremely deep and the perfect cool down following the short trek there. Some choose to dive from the high cliffs down into the around eighteen feet pool below, which we won’t say we can recommend but locals from the area have been known to take the deep plunge. We recommend booking Concord waterfall & River Antoine distillery as part of an island tour book with Caribbean Horizons (www.caribbeanhorizons.com), prices depend on number booked for the full day tour. Or, hire a car from £55per day from the same company and self-drive: both attractions are free to enter and open to the public.

Rainforest Walk

If you’re looking for a hike through the Grenadian rainforest it’s best you find an expert of the land and Telfor Bedau has you covered. Whatever your fitness level, Telfor can find a walking route to suit you and your travel group. Taking us through Grand Etang National Park, Telfor proved his genius as he pointed out the various fruits, plants and animals in the area and regaled us with tales of his amazing walking career and kayaking feats. If walking is not your thing, we’d highly recommend taking a short trip if only to spend an hour in Telfor’s company and hear his amazing stories about his life and history of Grenada.

Contact Telfor to discuss a bespoke rate (around £45pp). 00 1 473 442-6200.

Crayfish Bay Estate Chocolate

While Grenada is well known for its spices, few know about the great work being done on cocoa farms across the island and there’s no better place to learn than on the Crayfish Bay Organic Estate. The fully organic farm is run by the wonderfully charismatic and informative Kim Russell and his wife, Lylette who taught us about the history of cocoa farming and chocolate making on the island.

This isn’t your run of the mill guided tour, Kim showed us his homemade workstations and really took the time to talk us through his process and their upcoming products and schemes to pump money back into the local farming economy. They also offer self-catering accommodation in a pleasant little house starting at $50USD a night perfect for anyone looking to experience rural Grenada.

Adventure Jeep Tour and River Tubing

Those travelling with teenagers or just looking for a thrilling ride, then the Adventure Grenada have you covered. A short 45-minute drive out of St Georges you’ll reach the Balthazar River also known as Grenada’s great river.  After a quick safety briefing you’re in your tube and zooming down the scenic river surrounded by tropical flowers and the echo of gushing water and the various exotic birds in the area.

Throughout the ride you’ll stop natural pools giving you the chance to take a dip in the refreshing water and relax from the exhilarating experience. At the end of the ride you’ll be treated to a (albeit strong) rum punch because it’d Grenada and if it’s not rum punch, it’s not a drink worth having. [Enjoy responsibly]

 

Patrick’s Homestyle Cooking

Lagoon Road,St. George’s 11473, Grenada If you’re looking to try a bit of everything while in Grenada then Patrick’s is a great starting point. Opt for the tapas styled small plates and taste a little bit of all the slands amazing dishes. Placing a visit near the start of your trip will give you a great idea of what the whole island has to offer. With everything from callaloo soup to curry goat and saltfish, you’ll leave satisfied and ready to explore the sland. Each dish is unique and just when you think you’ve tasted it all, Patrick will surprise you with new flavours found only in Grenada.

The Aquarium Restaurant

Point Salines, Saint George, Grenada For lunch/dinner with a beach view, look no further than The Aquarium Restaurant. I ordered the Tuna Steak from the grill and it was cooked to perfection and you could taste the freshness through the great spices. Nothing is more romantic than watching the crashing waves and listening to their live reggae band who perform from 3pm onwards. There’s also an Aquarium inside the restaurant filled with tropical fish and turtles! It’s clear to see why honeymooners, families, solo travellers and locals all felt at home at this wonderful spot. Reservations are advised especially in peak holiday times.

BB’s Crabback

Grand Etang Road, St George’s, Grenada Quite simply, do not leave Greneda without stopping into BB’s! Located on the waterfront you can enjoy a rum punch and watch as the boats sail through The Carenage. The crab backs which give BB’s its name are simply to die for. I would say this was hands down the if not one of the best local restaurant on the island with a simple and traditional Grenadan menu and friendly service – the good really speaks for itself. Offering an extensive food and drinks menu, even locals regularly choose to dine at BB’s and their legendary cuisine is known throughout the Caribbean.

 

Sandals La Source

www.sandals.co.uk

If you’ve ever stayed in one of the Sandals resorts elsewhere, you’ll know that you’ll be greeted like royalty the second you land. If you are or travelling with anybody that’s elderly, with children or just anyone that’s a nervous to be in such a different landscape; we highly recommend booking a stay if only for the first nights with Sandals just to ease your group into what can become quite a frantic holiday.

The resort features 10 restaurants, butler service, unlimited premium brand drinks, anytime airport transfer, free wifi, 3 freshwater swimming pools and 2 river pools or just enjoy the private beach right on your doorstep. Just a note for anyone who isn’t used to all-inclusive, the price you pay on booking is all you pay. That means there is no need to bring your cash down to the bar or restaurant at any point and it allows for you to be more adventurous with your dining choices.

With 10 restaurants, you’ll be hard pressed to try all the varying cuisine on offer but it does allow for great collective dining experiences as you and your party get to a try a bit of everything on offer. Unlimited use of their tennis and volleyball courts, nightly entertainment and the only resort to offer unlimited scuba diving as standard, it’s surprisingly easy to indulge your holiday away without having to leave the resort. It must also be said that the staff as Sandals La Source are without question some of the most hospitable, competent and friendly hotel staff I have ever come across. No request is too outlandish nor was any quibble (not that we had many) too small for them to fix, they felt truly invested in making sure you had the best time while staying with them. It’s understandable, the staff are mostly locals and brimming with pride when discussing their homeland and they are happy to have Sandals and to meet so many different people who have chosen their small island for their summer getaways.

Sandals certainly has its place in Grenada for the traveller looking to unwind without any stress or chance of stress. At Sandals, you’ll escape the fear of an unknown environment and different lifestyles and just enjoy your time on a beautiful resort. Newlyweds, mature travellers and returning visitors will enjoy Sandals and every last amenity it has to offer.

Kalinago Beach Resort

www.kalinagobeachresort.com

If you prefer the lore of a more real experience, we suggest you stay Kalinago Beach Resort. The resort is located right on the beachfront and you’ll receive a very local experience as studentsand locals head down to enjoy their weekend

While Kalinago has a wonderful private bar, a few steps down the beach you’ll find ‘La Ply Wood Beach Bar Cafe’ where the medical students and locals young and old like to hang out. The colourful bar is also home to, in my opinion, one of the best rum punches Grenada has to offer. On weekends expect to find local students and travellers alike down on the water. One thing to remember about Grenada is that everyone is so friendly that even as a solo traveller you’ll find plenty of opportunities for great conversation and you’d prefer chilled alone time, park yourself by the hotel’s pool and dive into a good book.

Located on Morne Rouge Bay which is also known as BBC Beach, you’ll find many attractions in the area. If you’re the betting type, head forThe Owl Sports a short walk from the resort and witness their crab racing events for a truly unique experience.

You can also hire out kayaks and snorkel gear free of charge which we highly recommend you take advantage of. Many boat tours include Morne Rouge Bay as a viewpoint so definitely take advantage of the wonderful view from the sea in your own time and at your own pace. The rooms are spacious and the breakfast simple but very tasty featuring Grenadian classics such as plantain and Caribbean fish fritters. Their lunch and dinner menus offer a mixture of Creole and international gourmet dishes infused with spices from the island.

The staff on the resort are all very friendly and happy to help with transfers to and from the airport and anywhere else on the island that you need to go. If you can, definitely attend their weekly manager’s drinks to chat with the great running the resort who all offer great insights and tips for your stay.

We’d recommend Kalinago for the younger, solo and adventurous traveller looking to find their own fun in Grenada. If you’re looking for luxurious dining within the hotel walls and a purely exclusive experience, this probably isn’t for you but if you’re looking for charm, look no further than Kalinago Beach Resort.

Words & Photography: Mlies Holder (unless stated otherwise)

FAULT Magazine Beauty Reviews: Zero Skin Skincare Range

For many of us working in the fashion industry, the Christmas break enjoyed by all was actually one of the most stressful times of the year. With deadlines looming, LFWM planning and the all too many industry events in December; sleep and pampering were often neglected (well for me anyway!) Now that LFWM is over, we’ve turned out sights to finding the best beauty products and brands in the business. Today we review the Apple and Green Tea Eye Mask and Black Caviar Peel-Off Mask by Zero Skin.

Starting with the Apple and Green Tea Eye Mask, the purpose is to reduce dark circles and puffy tired eyes which after weeks of events we were in dire need of. Containing Green Tea Extract, Niacinamide (Vit B3), Alpha-Arbutin, Apple Stem Cell Extract and Hyaluronic Acid, the product is meant to rejuvenate the affected area with its soothing qualities.

The arbutin extract and green tea alone are hailed as godsends within the beauty industry for their individual qualities so with both married together within a single product, you’re in good hands with this product. The package does say to cleanse post-use to lock in the moisture.  We opted to use the remaining serum which in itself worked as a very refreshing lotion but a light moisturiser would also suffice if you’re planning to brave the dry winter air.

From just two applications the results were very positive. My dark circles and puffy eyes had reduced and I appeared and felt far more alert. I’d recommend applying the patches in the morning before work as it’s soothing ingredients really help to wake you up. Another pro tip would be to store your packages in the fridge or other cold area of your home because the cold temperature will further help reduce the puffiness around your eyes.

 

The next product we tried was the Black Caviar Peel-Off Mask skin black mask. In recent months, these products have skyrocketed in popularity and it can be daunting to find the right product which so many products with varying reviews available.

The mask is simple to apply and surprisingly less messy than one might expect. Zero Skin have really hit the nail on the head with their blend of ingredients and it shows in the consistency of their products. After applying the mask and waiting for it to set, it was time for the removal. Admittedly, I was very nervous for this step. I’ve spent a lot of time in the office sharing videos of painful reactions to similar product removals and imagined this would be the same.

To my surprise, the mask peels off without any pain at all, I was in shock at how painless the removal was in fact. There was some residue left behind on the edges of my face but this was easily washed off which again reaffirmed how mess-free the whole process was. After the mask, my skin was noticeably smoother thanks to the removal of the inevitable dry caused by the dry winter air. After the mask, my skin was noticeably smoother thanks to the removal of the inevitable dry caused by the dry winter air. In truth, I’m not very prone to blackheads so can’t comment on their effectiveness there – however my pores certainly were clear from the daily greasy build-up.

All in all, both products far exceeded our expectations. When it comes to the skincare industry, it’s always daunting to switch to a new player in the game; especially one who seemed to crop up overnight but fear not – we can personally attest that Zero skin has you covered! While a new company, their collection isn’t extremely expansive however what they do, they do extremely well. We’re extremely excited to see what’s to come from one of the most exciting skincare brands of 2017.

Discussing Inspirations and 2017 with FAULTFuture Actress – Jamey May

Rising British actress Jamey May is best known for her role as Sandra in the 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘White Colour Black’. While still rather new in the game, Jamey approaches all her projects with confidence and passion driven and the glow of positive energy. We sat down with Jamey to discuss her upcoming projects and acting inspirations.
Can you tell us about Holly the role you play in Lucid?
Holly is Zel’s brother’s girlfriend (Zel is who the film is about, a young guy who suffers from social anxiety and uses lucid dreaming to get what he wants).. She is outspoken, always overdresses and is the life of the party. I wouldn’t say too far away from myself, haha. That’s all I’ll say for now 😉
Growing up who was your big acting inspiration?
Well, Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic was the first poster I ever put up on my wall. He’s just a pure natural and brings this natural charm to everything he does. All of his film choices have been absolutely spot on.
I was inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s philosophy pretty early in life. He said he would be the highest paid actor and biggest bodybuilder in the world. With all the laughs and taunts he got, he became exactly what he said he’d be. I truly believe you create your own destiny. I believe that every energy configuration has already been made, so as an infinite part of consciousness, we can literally tap into a certain vibration and create exactly what we want. It comes with faith in the universe or higher power or God, or whatever you want to call it. I know it’s real because I’ve had some crazy things happen to me that could not just be a co-incidence so I’ve become interested in how and why these things happen.
What do you look for in a character before accepting the role?
I look for a character that challenges me. I like to play characters that are far far away from who I am as a person, something I can really get stuck into..It’s usually the characters I absolutely despise at the start, that I research and work on and play around with that I end up falling in love with the most.
If you could play any role (even if it’s one that already been done), which one would it be?
I love the idea of playing a ‘seemingly completely normal girl’ that has a deep dark side, someone multi-faceted..”GONE GIRL” was great. Anything philosophical or psychological. I love psychological thrillers. Shutter Island too. I like roles that are far away from me and the stereotypical blonde curliness that I have on the outside… I feel like I secretly have dark straight sleek hair that flops over one eye with shaved sides and cheekbones that are chiselled and sharp as fuck I want to pull out the dark pieces of me and explore them to their depths to surprise myself. Catch Me If You Can, I would love to play a female version of Leo, I’ll do that someday.
What’s next to come for Jamey May in 2017?
Oh, I’m totally working with Terrence Malick, Bernado Bertolucci, Gaspar Nöe, Mike Leigh, Brad Pitt and in the next season of Westworld… HAHA.
In reality, I have three Independent British films upcoming, all challenging characters with beautiful meaningful stories. One Is about homelessness, something I’m very passionate about, It will change the lives of people that watch it. I have my own production company, Bronco Pictures, we shoot exciting creative shorts all the time so they’re my little passion projects aside from working.
When you close your eyes and envision your “big dream” what do you see?
Working with the above names. Writing my own material that sends powerful hard hitting messages out to the world. Film has the strong ability to plant seeds in people’s minds and change their perception of things. I’m writing a script about transcendental meditation, I can’t say too much about it but it’s a fantasy thriller, very mystical but at the same time real because we can genuinely access these realms all in the back of our minds. Real, raw and universal are my key words. I hate the silver lined shit. As long as every bit of work I do is honest, raw and real, I’ll be very happy.
What is your FAULT?
I overthink, everything. I’m slowly learning to let the need for perfection dissipate because there is no such thing. Our rawness and vulnerability is what makes us special. I’m  very hard on myself. I find it hard to take a break and chill the fuck out sometimes, it’s important to do that and recharge. There’s just always something to do. I always feel like time’s running out…I always have. But I suppose that’s why I feel like I’ve lived 20 years longer than I actually have. It’s a short life, I mean let’s do this properly and get out everything we fucking can!

Photography: Amber Eggleden

Styling: Belda Chung

MUA: Dominic Paul

Hair: Martyna Parzniewska

Makeup Assistant: Ruby Watt

 

FAULT Magazine Premieres Stephanie Rainey’s Brand New Single – ‘100 Like Me’

Happy Thursday FAULT Readers! Today we’re premiering a brand new track by FAULT Favourite Stephanie Rainey. Written about self-consciousness and anxiety, Stephanie chants ‘Tell me I’m not the only one hiding’ as she pleads that someone out there shares the same hardship.

The track is written for anyone dealing with the heavy weight of their FAULTS (see what we did there) and reminds the listener that no matter what, they are not alone and should never feel that way. Obviously, we love the message and we know it will resonate with many FAULT readers, now more than ever.

With such a wonderful message and an awesome track, we’re very much looking forward to Stephanie’s new album slated for release next year. We’ve been promised the soaring full-band anthems that we’ve come to love from her ‘Half of Me’ EP.

Until then, allow us to present Stephanie Rainey’s brand new single ‘100 Like Me’ below! Enjoy

 

FAULT Magazine attends the MTV Brand New Big Reveal @ Tape London

Last night, FAULT were in attendance for the reveal of the MTV Brand New 2017 shortlist. Hosted at Tape London, FAULTFave Becca Dudley revealed MTV Brand New’s top tips for stardom in 2017. Chosen by industry experts, one shouldn’t take this list for granted; Last year saw FAULT #20 star Anne-Marie crowned champion and as they say, the rest is history.

AJ Tracey and Nadia Rose both performed captivating sets, displaying the raw talent that landed them a place on the list for 2017. Other shortlisted artists attendance included JP Cooper, Raye, Disciples, Ray Blk, Stefflon Don and Tom Grennan.

It’s no secret that cracking the music industry is extremely difficult and we at FAULT are fully supportive of the opportunities provided to emerging artists from the folks down at MTV Brand New. Over the years, they have at varying levels supported many of the artists who have appeared in the pages of FAULT Magazine or FAULT Online. FAULT Alumni, Ellie Goulding, The Vamps, Ella Eyre and Conor Maynard have all been supported by MTV Brand New and it’s wonderful to see their continued commitment to supporting new talents.
Early next year, MTV UP! Energy Drinks will be hosting a showcase before the winner of 2017 is revealed. Until then, we’ll be waiting with baited breath for the big reveal.

 

For further details, head over to www.MTV.co.uk/brandnew