What are you fishing for - videoart Annina Roescheisen  2014

Credit to Annina Roescheisen

Annina Roescheisen is a half German half Slovenian multimedia artist based in Paris since 2009 ; she is specialized in Medieval art and she used to work for a little while for Sotheby’s in Munich before being full time dedicated to photography, films, sculptures, drawings, writings and human causes, especially to children. I met her last Saturday at her Parisian studio in 17th arrondissement and we naturally started talking about our common friend and visual artist Fawad Khan who used to sublet his Brooklyn apartment to her when she visited the big apple for work from times to times… At the moment, she is living between Paris and NYC ; NYC is the place where she is creating and writing whereas Paris is where she produces her artwork.  She is exhibiting her last video piece “What are you fishing for?” at the 56th International Venice Biennale in a few days and she is very excited about it : “It will be my first time attending the official opening as a featured artist so I will be going with the flow, it’s a big step for me! I hope I will be meeting up there with some friends : Xavier Veilhan and his studio team, some NY friends and my friend the galerist Imane Fares. I still don’t realize I am part of this international exhibition. It’s completely surrealistic…”. She added : “Having good supportive friends is very important when you enroll yourself in an artistic venture as you can easily feel lonely… It is essential to open yourself to what life is for real, accept failures and be patient, and of course, stop judging and labelling as good and bad things which are around you.” If you closely look at her website, you will notice she has a tab entitled “HUMANITY” where she features all of her actions towards human causes. She was recently selected by a French charity, L’Assiette Gourm’Hand, to take part in the jury process, under the patronage of the President of the Republic François Hollande, of a food experience designed by several groups of developmentally disabled people alongside big French Chefs next November. This human creature is a bottomless pit of generosity and creativity ; it is hauntingly beautiful. At the end of our talk from German painters to autism, she invited me to watch her selected video for the Venice Biennale in a darker and smaller space. The setting was perfect ; she built a TV frame made of birchwood to add a little something to her eight-minute narrative story. The music created by The Shoes’s band member Benjamin Lebeau as a background noise fits it so well. It helps you plunge in the water with this young pale girl all in white -played by the artist herself-, clean yourself from fears and thoughts and make peace with all around you for a bit. It feels so good to be stranded in the present time at this space full of good vibrations and energy. When going back to the main space, she handed me a little rainbow-colored book entitled LILLIE recommending me to read it on the train whenever I feel like it (Of course I read it right after leaving her). LILLIE is her first published book and I believe she is telling her own story through a little girl who is searching for peace of mind, facing both interior and exterior barriers… Welcome home, Annina! And thank you for being true to yourself.

Meet the Wilders


Credit to Neil Wilder + Tanja Wilder-Roos


The creative Brooklyn-based pair Neil + Tanja want their art works to make people smile; and they hope they help them think about what is important in life. They do fashion and advertising. They do portraits too. Vivienne Westwood, Clint Eastwood, Tim Burton, JK Rowling, Yoko Ono, Beth Ditto, Arctic Monkeys, Adrien Brody, Adele, Scarlett Johansson… The list of celebrities they already shot goes on and on… What else? They like brie cheese, the orange colour and Ozzy Osbourne ; and today they are enrolling their kids and friends in a new venture. Au menu : animation, illustration, video and conceptual art direction. The Bushwick chocolate factory Fine & Raw whose mission is to save the world through silliness and chocolate is among their best clients. You can find more info about how their hypnotic + childish world looks like by visiting their website. Anything is possible inawilderworld



Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne interviewed for FAULT Magazine Online



We’ll Never Have Paris is a surprising, honest and enjoyable romantic comedy, with an all-star cast, dark subtle humour, great physical bits, and lots of cringe moments to have you peeking at the screen through your fingers. It is surprising as it’s made by the guy most people know as, ‘the guy from the Big Bang Theory,’ and even more surprising as it is as far away from the broad gags fans of the popular sitcom love. Simon Helberg and wife Jocelyn Towne co-directed the movie penned by Simon about the time before they got married and after they broke up. In it, Simon gives a strong, heart-felt performance, which left me wondering if it was the same guy from that show on E4.


I was tenth in line at the press-junket set up during Simon’s and Jocelyn’s breakfast. They seemed to be on autopilot at first, so I let them continue…


Simon: The movie is based on our real life break up before I proposed. It’s a disastrous and clumsy break up, followed by an even more embarrassingly horrific proposal, but at its core it’s about a quarter-life crisis.

Jocelyn: The next question is, what was it like working together, since you’re both directing the film.

Fault: Go ahead, this is great.

Simon: Thank you.

Jocelyn: It was challenging working together and also a great experience. We developed a shorthand during pre-production of what we were looking for and then when we got on set we went about trying to execute that. It wasn’t always the smoothest sailing, but we got better and better at communicating and working together.


Fault: Not the smoothest sailing, cause ‘someone’ is a diva?

Jocelyn: He’s so demanding.

Simon: I had a Bentley take me to work every day.


Fault: I’ve found that working together and living together can be a nightmare.

Jocelyn: We’re both really passionate and obsessive about our work so while it is a little bit complicated to take it home every night, as it shoves parts of the relationship out the window, it worked out really well. We were able to turn to each other at the end of each day and discuss the same thing, and I think it helped make the film better because we were able to keep discussing it at all hours.


Fault: Simon, who did you complain to when you got home at night?

Simon: Well I made the mistake of complaining to Jocelyn about herself. I told her that the director is driving me crazy!

Jocelyn: It was the most stressful thing we’ve ever done.

Simon: We lived in a little bubble, just the two of us, unfortunately reliving a lot of those tragic mistakes that I had made in the past. I don’t know if it was therapeutic or just pure…

Jocelyn: Narcissistic.


Fault: Simon, as opposed to being a part of an ensemble cast like with the Big Bang Theory, you are a writer of this film, the co-director, this is you, this is your story. Did that add to the pressure of making the film?

Simon: It feels like it is mostly on my shoulders, which is hard. I had nobody else to blame if a joke didn’t work, if the craft service was bad, if the lighting got messed up, I felt essentially it’s all me. Of course Jocelyn and I were collaborating, but I definitely felt like, ‘oh my god, I’ve brought everybody here to tell this story about a very self-indulgent time in my life and in some ways and here I am indulging in it again.’ But I think the terror of being vulnerable and honest and depicting myself in what wasn’t the best light or, weren’t the best times of my life, was something that excited me, and scared me.


Fault: Simon, you are from a very successful long running show. One would assume that you could just do that character forever and make a lot of money doing it.

Simon: I could just do that, but my interest goes beyond playing one character or doing one kind of thing.

Jocelyn: There’s always going to be something else that you want to do. Art is sort of this black hole. It’s insatiable because you do one thing, and you think that’s the one thing I always wanted to do, and then there’s a new desire that pops up from that.

Simon: I think it’s an easy defence mechanism to just stay with the one thing and keep yourself safe. It’s very scary to put yourself out there in any way at all, whether it’s walking up to somebody and saying hello, or making a movie, or confronting whatever it may be. When you’re in any vulnerable situation I think it’s easy to shut down or get angry and say, ‘I don’t really care anyway,’ and I do a lot of that. I’m trying more to enjoy this part of it because it’s rare. I’m getting to watch our movie in a theatre with people, and it’s…

Jocelyn: Really cool.

Simon: Really. I try to hold on to that moment, and not for validation or praise, but because nothing is more honest that a collective group of people experiencing something together and having a visceral reaction sitting in a room. It tells us all that we need to know.




Fault: Can the show be limiting?

Simon: The show can be limiting. I don’t think that’s taboo to say. I don’t even mean it negatively. I’m playing one character and even though it’s gotten this incredible long run and will continue to run, hopefully, and you’ll get to see more colours of this guy, it’s still one character so it’s as limiting. It’s a hot button topic. ‘Do you get to pigeon holed?’ ‘Is it limiting?’ I think about those things too. Do I get to…

Jocelyn: Will people always see me in one way?

Simon: ‘…I’d love to play other parts, but do they see me only as that guy?’ It’s something that is scary. I understand it too, because I’ve seen certain people say things, and they clearly have a hard time separating me from the show, and I’m guilty of the same prejudice in a lot of ways. There’s a lot of people who do one thing, or are known for one thing, and then I see them do something else and my immediate knee jerk reaction is, ‘WOW!’ and I didn’t realise that I had limited the person in my own head.


Words: Chris Purnell 

FAULT Issue 20 – The Faces Issue – is now available to pre-order


We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 20 – The Faces Issue – is available to pre-order NOW.

Official release: 20/03/15

FAULT Issue 20 front cover star Kylie Kenner was shot by Lionel Deluy and styled by Monica Rose.
Issue 20 will also feature Jim Sturgess as its reversible cover star – with preview imagery set to be unveiled very soon!
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FAULT Magazine – the Faces Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Kylie Jenner

Jim Sturgess

Iwan Rheon

Michelle Monaghan

Audrey Kitching

To celebrate a landmark edition, FAULT Issue 20 includes very special ‘Faces of FAULT’ section, showcasing some Behind the Scenes insight from a selection of our favourite features from our 19 issues so far, including the likes of:

Rupert Grint (Issue 5)

Tom Felton (Issue 8)

Ali Lohan (Issue 9)

Adam Lambert (Issue 10)

Kelly Osbourne, Shay Mitchell, Logan Lerman, 2NE1 (Issue 12)

 Richard Armitage & Billy Bob Thornton (Issue 13)

Zach Braff & Daisy Lowe (Issue 14)

Ben Barnes, Big Sean, Tyra Banks, Ellie Goulding (Issue 15)

The Jonas Brothers (Issue 16)

Little Mix (Issue 17)

Demi Lovato, Usher, Debby Ryan (Issue 19)

Plus our usual, FAULTless selection of the finest editorial and feature content from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond – featuring some of the most internationally recognisable Faces in the world today.

This is your FAULT



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FAULT Focus: founder Jimmy Chrabieh introduces the unique online menswear retailer

Jimmy Chrabieh, founder and CEO of

Jimmy Chrabieh, founder and CEO of

FAULT: introduces itself with a big claim: that you are different to all other online men’s fashion outlets. What exactly is it that sets you apart from similar websites?

Jimmy: We don’t sell clothing. We sell a feeling. Because we believe it’s not what you buy that’s important, it’s what you feel after you have bought it. We see our pages as an ongoing fashion show that feature live models embracing original designer creations from their latest collections. We showcase clothing and accessories that are unique, yet affordable, to our customers.

This dedication to originality doesn’t stop with the product. Have a look at and you will see it is clear this isn’t your stereotypical e-commerce company. All of the models’ pictures are created against a background of music. With a new style of photography and its own unique look, the website resembles no other out there. It’s daring, edgy and bold, featuring original clothing, but the flow is still easy to navigate. No bombarding sales promotions, no womenswear, no kidswear. It is simple, yet different. We stay away from all other online men’s outlets. In fact, we have no interest in what others are doing, instead, we are looking to make a new path all our own.


You provide men with a unique perspective on fashion by offering them products by independent designers. Can you tell us a bit about that process – how you select the designers and how you persuade them that Differio is the best place to sell their designs online?

Because we don’t believe the world needs another retailer, Differio aims to be both magical and meaningful; inspiring our customers by being different. It is about getting to know yourself and finding that source of expression. It’s about being connected with the very essence of who YOU are and being confident about it.

We try to look for designers with liberal creative identities, designers without limitations. Creativity has no borders, and our team has traveled the 7 continents on the lookout for creative designers, new ideas and original fashion expressions.

Originality is our core ideology and defines the character of our organization and what we stand for. Talented designers have a reputation for eccentricity and originality, so they go hand in hand with our company. The designers we carry share with us the same values, and we offer them a unique platform to reach the target they are looking for, a top-notched palette to portray their creation in a more appealing way.

In the beginning, we got some rejection letters from brands who did not understand our vision or who wanted to impose their vision upon us. But we stayed strong and true. Our core essence will never change; originality and liberal expression is Differio’s soul. Today we receive plenty of requests from designers, both independent and renowned brands, which would like us to feature their products on our website. Unfortunately, we cannot carry them all and, while we maintain close ties with everyone who has approached us, we try to select only the crème de la crème of each season when it comes to our website.

Describe your ideal customer – to what type of person is Differio meant to appeal?

Our designs are for the man of today; he who is an explorer, sophisticated, and unafraid to create his own personal style. We want to appeal to the bold and courageous trendsetters, those whose experiments with style go far beyond everyday fashion dynamics.


How do you reconcile your key selling point of offering a unique selection of styles (independent designers) with your decision to also stock major labels alongside them?

While we promote independent designers’ work, we still carry major brand labels on our website like that of French Connection, Staff Jeans, Jetlag USA, MC2 St Barth, Gregg Homme and more… Our clothing stock model consists of selecting the best designs out there, whether from unknown designers or mainstream, we are always seeking unique creations. We don’t carry the full lines of the brands we have, we only select what we feel our target might be interested in. While other websites focus on the choice as a key business driver, we focus on emotions. Our customers are unique; therefore they look for unique clothing.

You clearly take your philosophy of supporting independent and emerging designers very seriously. Can you recommend us two up-and-coming designers – one from your site and one whose designs you’d like to be selling but aren’t right now – to look out for over the course of 2015?

That’s a tough one. We carry a lot of independent designers and it is really hard to recommend one over the other. I will give my personal choice here: designer James Calehan from LA did a great job this season, a great collection of trousers, cardigans, beautiful shirts boasting bespoke prints, luxury fabrics, fine-fitting cuts and unmistakable detailing. My other favorite is a denim brand called The Hot Child Junk Jeans by Florida designer Octavio Silva, who introduced a new line of jeans specifically designed with a man’s “anatomy” in mind. Both designers’ creations are sold online exclusively at Differio.

When it comes to who I would like to see on our website, I have my eye on many! What crosses my mind at this moment is the Bulgarian brand Demobaza from designers Demo and Tono. I think they’ve done a very good job by creating a new style of deconstructive uniforms.


Judging from some customer feedback we’ve read, a few of your customers obviously set great stock by the fact that you are based in the USA – Manhattan, NY, to be exact! Is that something that you also feel is important and, if so, why?

New York is undoubtedly the fashion capital of the world (according to the Global Language Monitor ranking 2014). New York is a great hub of inspiration, it has thousands of showrooms at your fingertips, the world’s renowned fashion universities like Parsons and FIT, and of course, a great infrastructure for technology and importing and exporting.

However, only a few e-commerce fashion companies are based here; many are situated in London, Italy, Stockholm etc… Even stateside, large retailers often choose other locales including California and even Ohio. While this may be good for a company’s bottom line, for some, it may result in being removed from the epicenter of the fashion world. For those of us at, we know that to be a trendsetter, one must exist where trends are created. We wanted to bring a unique and decidedly ‘New York approach’ to menswear out of our Manhattan offices.

You only started Differio last year but what would you say has been your greatest achievement/proudest moment so far since your launch?

There was more than one moment where we felt proud of what we did, from famous celebrities buying our clothing to the thousands of beautiful words we received on social media and in emails. I have to say, though, that selling out of certain items from the first day of launch – that made me forget about the year of hard work and endless preparations. It was a big sign for me that Differio is set to make a difference in the world of fashion!

Where do you see the company in a year’s time?

The Journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination. In the meantime, we would like to create maximum awareness and introduce Differio to every fashion seeker in the world. We want to strengthen our image as a unique portal and aim to improve customers’ opinions of our organization significantly within the next year.


And what about 5 years’ time?

To be the leading menswear fashion inspiration, saving the world from boring stereotypes!

Who or what are your personal fashion inspirations?

Dolce & Gabbana – the suits from their summer 2015 collection were brilliant.

Vivienne Westwood – I love how she brought modern punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream

Last but not least, my everyday encounters with people I see walking in Soho, the Village, even Williamsburg. Charismatic people draw attention, they automatically energize you and motivate you to step up and be inspired.

What is your FAULT?

I can’t stand fashion faux pas.

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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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Tyga – FAULT Issue 19 Music section cover star


Tyga - FAULT Issue 19 Music cover

FAULT Issue 19’s Music section cover star Tyga was shot by Dove Shore and styled by Leah Adicoff and Leah Henken.
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Cash Money/Young Money rapper and entrepreneur Tyga is hard at work perfecting The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, set to drop November 18th. This could explain why, despite numerous efforts to connect with Tyga, he was unavailable to speak with FAULT. Nevertheless, this third studio release seems to be an early 25th birthday present, a passion project that has been gestating since the summer.

Tyga has been steadily rolling out select tracks from the album, including ‘Wait For a Minute’ featuring Justin Bieber and ‘Hookah’ featuring Young Thug. Additionally, Tyga has teamed up with past collaborator Chris Brown for the Fan of a Fan 2 mixtape, the follow-up to the 2010 release that featured ‘Deuces’.

Tyga for FAULT Magazine Issue 19

Tyga wears designs by Official Last Kings, Saint Laurent, Givenchy & more in this FAULT exclusive shoot.Words by Vanessa Willoughby

Like any good mini-mogul, the rapper has made efforts to gain inside knowledge of his business ventures. The rapper flew from California to New York City to attend NY Fashion Week, where he made an appearance at Alexander Wang’s Spring 2015 show.

With such a packed schedule, it’s easy to see why Tyga is always on the go. After all, when you’re busy overseeing a fledgling empire, who really has time to make small talk?

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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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