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

 

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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’.

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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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Between Space – the new editorial by Kailas exclusive to FAULT Online!

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Jacket (Georgine) Shirtdress (Lie Sang Bong) Earring, worn as pendant (Erickson Beamon)

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Coat (Kelly Wearstler) Dress (Victoria Andreyanova) Belt (Cheap Monday) Shoes (Marissa Webb) Ring (Alexis Bittar)

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Blouse (Suno) Sweater (Dr. Martins) Skirt and belt (Bibhu Mohapatra) Shoes (Marissa Webb) Necklace (Alexis Bittar)

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Blouse (Rachel Zoe) Jumper (Novis) Shoes (Walter Steiger) Necklace (Erickson Beamon) Purse (Osklen)

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Jacket (Katie Ermilio) Dress, worn as blouse (BCBG MaxAzria) Skirt (Novis) Shoes (John Fluevog) – NOT PICTURED Earrings (Erickson Beamon)

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Jacket (Lie Sang Bong) Fur stole (Adrienne Landau) Sweater (Suno) Skirt (Cheap Monday) Shoes (John Fluevog) Bangles (Circa Sixty Three)

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Mesh top (Stijlus) Collared top (Katie Ermilio) Ring (Erickson Beamon)

Photographer: Kailas (http://www.kailasphotography.com/)
Photo assistant: Nick Ducot
Fashion Stylist: Emily Bess (http://www.emilybess.com/)
Hair: Jeanie Syfu (http://artmixbeauty.com/jeanie-syfu)
Makeup: Anastasia Durasova (http://artmixbeauty.com/anastasia-durasova)
Fashion Stylist Assistant: Brandon Garr
Model: Kristy Kaurova

Fallen Angels – another exclusive editorial for FAULT Online

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On Rebekah (right):
Bandeau – Tocca Garter – What Katie Did Corset – What Katie Did Skirt – Brandon Sun Shirt – Femme D’ Armes Tights – American Apparel Gloves – Carolina Amato Knee Highs – Falke Shoes – Daniele MichettiOn Rachel (left):
Dress – Tocca Corset – What Katie Did Cardigan – 4Love and Liberty Top – Brandon Sun Shoes – Longchamp

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Jacket – TSE Gown – Tadashi Shoji Dress – Tadashi Shoji Belt – Rebecca Minkoff Shoes – Aperlai Gloves – Carolina Amato Bracelet – Alexis Bittar Earrings – Ben Amun

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Hat – American Apparel Scarf – Johnny Was Clothing Jacket – Rebecca Minkoff Dress – Tadashi Shoji Shoes – Daniele Michetti Necklace – Assad Mounser Bag – Anndra Neen Ring – Alexis Bittar

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On Rachel (right):
Dress – Charlotte Ronson Gown – Martin Grant Gloves – Carolina AmatoOn Rebekah (left):
Shirt – Marissa Webb Skirt – Martin Grant Dress – Catherine Malandrino Gloves – Carolina Amato Shoes – Alberto Moretti

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Dress – Charlotte Ronson Gown – Martin Grant Gloves – Carolina Amato Hat – Hat Attack

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Leotard – Jean Paul Gaultier Skirt – Milly Bra – Jean Paul Gaultier Boots – Freda Salvador Knee Socks – Falke Necklace, Rings, Earrings – Jill Golden

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Bralette – Tocca Bustier – What Katie Did Shorts – Tocca Necklace – Ben Amun Earrings – Ben Amun Blue Velvet Neck Tie – Tocca Shoes – Marissa Webb

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PHOTOGRAPHER – MARTIN SCOTT POWELL : Kramer & Kramer
PHOTO ASSISTANT – ROBERT BUCHAN
STYLIST – CHAUNIELLE BROWN
STYLIST’S ASSISTANTS – MELANIE SCHEINER & CALISTA MOORE
MAKEUP – ROY LIU
HAIR – DOMINIQUE TODD

MODELS – Rachel Fox : Wihelmina : Rebekah Underhill: RE Quest Model Management

FAULT issue 10 stars Far East Movement release new track: ‘Grimey Thirsty’

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Remember when the airwaves were dominated by ‘Like a G6‘? FAULT Issue 10 stars Far East Movement, the group behind the aforementioned 2010 Billboard Hot 100 hit, have just dropped a new song from their upcoming KTown Riot EP.

The track, ‘Grimey Thirsty‘, a trap-heavy party anthem, features a high-energy verse by YG. When asked about the recording process for the song, Far East Movement member Kevin Nish said, “When we were in the studio with Rell [Central-American EDM producer] working on the Murder Was The Bass project, we were just messing around and slowing down all the 150bpm trap tracks we had to 100bpm. The drums snapped in a different way that reminded us of some old school MOP energy that our fans could really rock with.”

The group has started to slowly unveil the tracklist for KTOWN Riot with previous releases such as ‘Bang It To The Curb’ and ‘The Illest’, which featured Riff Raff.

Can’t wait for the full EP? You’re in luck; the wait isn’t too long. KTOWN Riot has an official release date of October 28th. The group is currently on their Rager Nation tour and recently played for eager fans in Australia.

Words: Vanessa Willoughby

FAULT Interviews: Aubrey Plaza from ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Life After Beth’

She’s the star of new rom-zom-com Life After Beth, the story of a woman who comes back from the grave to her loving boyfriend before he then has to deal with her slowly turning into a Romero-esque zombie. She plays the dead-pan April Ludgate on the long running American sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’. She is the girl whose face you know from that thing you thought was funny.

She also hurt my feelings.

It wasn’t personal. I got the sense that she hates all journalists.

 

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It’s fair to say that a fair few artists, actors and musicians hate talking about their work to magazines and newspapers. We’re seen as a part of the ugly side of show business. And we get it: Aubrey Plaza was deposited in a small, modern but clinical hotel room in Edinburgh before a million interviewers came in and asked her an endless series of the same questions all day. We’d hate it too.

With that in mind, we wanted to get through all the basic stuff up front so that we could find out who she really is.

FAULT: You must get asked the same questions all the time, so could you go through the answers that you give everyone else?
Aubrey: I improvised a little bit but we didn’t have that much time because we were on a really tight schedule. I did not prepare by watching any other zombie movies because I wanted to create my own zombie and I didn’t want to copy any other zombies and also, zombies aren’t real so there’s not like one zombie that I could watch to be like, that’s not an authentic zombie. A zombie can be whatever you want it to be, I like spaghetti… Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead… I don’t know. I really don’t like to be asked what my favourite anything is because I don’t like favourites.

Why not?
Because I’m indecisive and I don’t feel strongly about anything.

 

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Not caring does seem like your persona. I’m wondering how much of that is true.
I don’t know. I don’t know who I am. I don’t have a very good perspective on myself. You should ask my therapist. She would know better.

Do you watch any of the stuff you’re in?
No.

Maybe that will give you perspective.
Why? Those are just characters. Because my voice sounds monotone people think I’m being sarcastic all the time. When I’m in things on film or TV, people think I’m doing the same thing over and over again – but this is just how I sound normally.

Do you get that a lot?
Yeah, all the time. People say I’m, like, being dead pan or something – which I am sometimes when the role calls for it – but sometimes I’m not. My voice just sounds like that.

That sounds really dismissive…
That’s what people do, they just dismiss you.

People do? Like who?
People like you, interviewers, reviewers, everyone does it.

Yeah, we do. On any kind of long running show people are going to start to see you just as that character an nothing else. Do you consciously try and do something different?
I think because I’ve been on a TV show for so long, and because it was one of the first things I did, that’s just the first impression people have of me and they can’t get it out of their head. So I’m always trying to do things to surprise people – but I’m not so much concerned with that as I am with just doing good work. I don’t make decisions based on trying to battle my TV persona – but it is in my head. I can’t help it. It’s frustrating to be pigeon-holed but I like the challenge of changing people’s minds.

 

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So what do you look for in a role you take on?
It’s case by case. My acting coach told me that the parts that I want or the parts that I am drawn to are ones where the character has struggles that I am also trying to work out in my own life. I use them as therapy for myself. If I’m feeling really angry, like now…

No one is making you talk to me.
I’m drawn to parts where I get to be really physical and just kick some people’s ass or something. It’s cathartic.

That sounds great if you’re aware that is what you’re doing. Have you always been aware of that?
No, not always. I just realised recently. When I read scripts I think about them in terms of, “will this be something that would be good for me in my life right now?” Some actors can treat it like a job and then, when they go home, they go back to being themselves – but I just get really obsessed. I have to choose things that I really want to take over for a month or two months, or however long it’s going to take, because I’m inviting this thing into my life and I have to really embrace it.

 

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That sounds like a lot of pressure. Is that fun?
It’s fun while I do it, because I’m in it and not aware of what I’m doing, so I’m just being. Whenever I finish a movie, I always get really depressed. It’s like withdrawal. Being a character is like a drug that’ll get you high two months doing, then when it’s over you just stop and go home. I guess you’ll have to interview me while I’m shooting a movie and see if I’m acting like a crazy person or not.

I’ll check my schedule.
I’m going to call you every day to check.

I might be busy
Doing what?

How dare you! Writing about actors that I don’t care about. Feel that sting? Words hurt, don’t they?
I don’t care!

You established that earlier on!

 

Interview by Chris Purnell

 

 

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.

 

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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.

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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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