FAULT Favourites: Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

“Yes, I was thinking: we live without a future. That’s what’s queer …” Virginia Woolf

Marius Janusauskas SS18

The Marius Janusauskas SS18 collection marries “a wish-landscape”, mythopoetic categories and queer temporality. The refusal of a certain natural order opens up new possibilities for hope and diversity in the present moment. This celebration of the moment signifies utopian potentiality and an escape from the constraints of reality.

The collection is inspired by uniforms, Andy Warhol’s early hand-drawings and camouflage, which is this context is viewed as an artistic approximation of nature. The process of deconstruction of regular military, white collar and workers uniforms with soft silks and transgender body has progressed into creation of original garments. The suggestion of which is like an unregistered story or a poem.

 

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Marius Janusauskas SS18

Photographer: Paulius Zaborskis

Full Collection by Marius Janusauskas SS18

Grooming: Kristina Pasaka Busilaite

Model: Nikita at imagegroup

See more at www.mariusjanusauskas.com

‘Label Lust’ – a FAULT Magazine Beauty Story by Sarah Brown

 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sarah Brown

MODEL: Cynthia @ Elite Models

MAKEUP ARTIST: Sarah Redzikowski

HAIR STYLIST: Sarah Redzikowski

NAIL TECH: Yasmine Elwakil

 

 

FAULT Magazine Brand Focus: 31st State

 

31st State – Style & An Abundance of Substance

 

Ah, the teenage years, oily skin, bad hair days and pimple breakouts galore, sadly all three of these can follow us into our adult lives, and for that reason, I decided to review 31st State, a skincare range explicitly produced for young men.

31st State skin, body and hair products combine active naturally derived ingredients such as Manuka and Witch Hazel. While there has been a recent surge in popularity, in truth, dermatologists have been recommending the ingredients above for centuries due to their restorative skincare properties. Despite this, you’ll often find products on the market are jam-packed with additives, over perfumed and packed with preservatives, not something you want to use on sensitive or any other skin type for that matter. Seeing all the unnaturally infused products on the shelves inspired the founder of 31st State, Stephanie Capuano to formulate her range of products for her teenage sons to use, and that’s what we’re testing out in today’s ‘FAULT Brand highlight’.

I started with the 2-in1 Hair and Body Wash, at the most basic of evaluations, it’s a pleasant body wash. The body wash doesn’t have an overpowering scent like the many other products aimed at young men on the market (or the chemical cyan hue). It’s a delicate product and doesn’t leave your face feeling like you’d been slapped by a cactus the way we’ve seen with other high-end cleansers. A look at the ingredients shows that it’s still able to fight off bacteria without the harsher chemicals too. Containing silver and zinc, the former works to fight spots and bacteria while the latter works to control body odour and soothe irritated skin; I find it’s great for an all-round body wash.

RRP £8.99

Moving on to the Foaming Face Wash, like I said the Hair and Body Wash was more of an all-rounder, but sometimes you want a more in-depth cleanse to start your day. For those times, I used their Foaming Face Wash, designed to cleanse the skin of dirt, oil and bacteria thoroughly. The face wash is excellent for anyone prone to oily skin (as most teenage boys are!). To combat redness and irritation tea tree releases into the skin slowly over the course of the day which is exceptional for soothing the skin post-shaving. Manuka works to cleanse and rid the skin of oils which could lead to spot. I’d recommend using this product once every couple of days, as I would for most cleansers as the trick is to remove excess oils which have built up over time and not to completely remove the skins naturally occurring oils all healthy skins has.

RRP £12.99

The Overnight Clearing Pads were a great addition to my nighttime routine, mainly because it was so easy to do – making them a small ask for any young man to add to his nighttime routine. The pads are rich in Lactic Acid Manuka and Tea Tree which helps to shrink pores and remove the surface dirt and oil from a tough long day. An excellent addition to the Christmas list, it’s low maintained and easy to use but will make such a big difference to anyone’s skin!

RRP £15.99

Of course, there’s more to appearance than only the face, so to combat those bad hair days, I reviewed the Easy Hold Styling Gel. Well I didn’t, my housemate did, my “having hair days” are far behind me! Filled not only with Tamanu but also shea gives a natural hold and definition to the hair without the clumps and stickiness of other products on the market. Now you’d of heard a lot about shea this year, with she butter being one of the beauty industries runaway ingredients, Tamanu oil adds hair shine and UV protection. My housemate mentioned that it has a great hold, he wasn’t having to reapply throughout the day, and it washes out exceptionally quickly compared to other products he had tried.

RRP £6.99

 

All in all, we’re highly impressed by 31st State! It goes without mentioning a lot of the time, but they have also carved out the perfect branding approach for a product such as theirs. It’s cool; a Californian surfer-dude aesthetic is so fitting for their user base. It’s the quintessential product for any young man’s Christmas list – a brand with both style and substance made for men who personify the very same qualities.

Shop the product – www.31st-state.com

FENTY Beauty Is About To Top Christmas Lists With Their Release Of The Galaxy Collection

A few weeks ago, FAULT attended the London launch of Fenty Beauty and from seeing the collection up-close, we have hopped on the hype train. Today, we’ve received information that Fenty Beauty’s holiday collection will be releasing THIS FRIDAY and we can barely contain our excitement.

Entitled ‘The Galaxy Collection’, you’ll truly look out of this world in their glitter-drenched assortments of lipsticks, glosses, eyeliner, eyeshadows! In Rihanna’s own words, the songstress turned business tycoon wanted the collection to be “glitter on glitter on glitter” and as a fully fledged “female boss” what Rihanna wants, Rihanna gets.

Fenty Beauty has already cut a swath through the exclusive beauty industry with the inclusive message of her line of Fenty foundations in over fifty shade. We have no doubt that the new Galaxy collection will be another top seller and it’s most certainly on the top of our Christmas list this year!

 

 www.fentybeauty.com     

Molly Kate Kestner: Familiar Story, Unique Perspective.

Shot Exclusively at Bounce Old Street

 

Words: Miles Holder

While Molly Kate Kestner’s “young singer-songwriter blows up on youtube” career isn’t one anyone is particularly shocked by anymore – one thing unique to the young artist is her ability to discuss music and themes as eloquently as an artist with over ten years experience. As you’ll find from our interview – Molly is very much an artist first and everything else a far second and in many ways that is the reason she has avoided the stigma of “youtuber turned artist. We caught up with Molly to discuss, music, goals and all things FAULT…Enjoy!

 

You’re putting songs out on Youtube and getting all the views – are you still pinching yourself?

There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t go “wow this is just the dream”, and I’m still right at the beginning of my career. I would say my success is minuscule compared to the people around me in Hollywood and it feels rewarding but I think it’s a mixture of timing, luck and hard work.

 

What’s it like to still be at the start of your career and having Starsmith want to work with you?

It’s humbling, but at the same time, it’s cool to work with people who have all the success and to see that in the end, they are just people. It’s so relieving that they’ve stayed human and humble and to know that not everyone at the top has these scary personalities!

Talk us through your songwriting process – is it always fluid and easy?

There are some days where I wake up, and the song is already in me, and it writes itself, but there are days when the last thing you want to do is write, and sometimes the best songs come from when you have to push to get them. There’s a quote by Leonard Cohen, and he’s asked where all great songs come from, and he said “I don’t know. If I did, I’d go there all the time.” And I don’t think I’ve ever heard something described so well because it is a mystery and no ones figured it out… well maybe Max Martin!

 

When you release a song, and it’s a hit, and the fans go wild, does it scare you to try and top that next release?

At the beginning I was, but I’m at a place now where each song is unique to themselves. I’m not trying to beat a song, that song was right for that time and process. The ‘Good Die Young’ is different to ‘His Daughter’, and they all have their own lives. I feel like I was just placed in the industry and so crazy that I haven’t felt the pressure to beat something, I don’t feel that pressure.

 

Prom Queen is such a stunning video, is that something you’re learning to be a part of more?

That’s one of my favourite parts, and I didn’t realise it would be. Adding the visual aspect to the music gives it so much meaning and shooting that video specifically was so much fun and you get to be more dramatic. Day to day I’m pretty low-key and a little bit tomboyish so getting to film things and do cool looks like this shoot for FAULT, I’d never do on my own but stepping out of my comfort zone lets my perspective grow.

 

Many of your fanbases are young and impressionable – do you feel like you need to act a certain way with people looking up to you?

I think it’s all how you receive their support and love. I think a lot of artists and influencers feed into the fan mentality, but I don’t want to be anybody idol or goddess – I’m just a girl. I want my fans to feel connected to me and inspired, but more importantly, I want them to know that my message is bigger than I am. I’m just a human I can fail and fail myself and mess up, but the music I’m creating is about something much bigger than I am. I want them to know that my music is about humanity and we’re a lot more connected than we realised.

 

When you shut your eyes and picture that dream goal of what you want to do, what do you see?

I see myself travelling to as many countries as I can! If I could perform in every country that’d be a dream come true especially those that don’t see many performances. Also, I’d love to mix speaking with singing, I think singing is very open to interpretation, and even now I’ve mixed into my shows – I’m pouring out my heart and giving the audience the backstory and letting them know what I want to take from this.

It’s not easy to put yourself out there – what drives you to keep doing it?

I think part of it is I believe it’s part of my purpose as part of this world. I think we’re all given these talents and abilities, and we’re called to do the most of this. I can write and sing, so that’s what keeps me going. It’s my purpose, and I’m driven towards it, and even if I never become famous and if my career failed I’d always be striving for influence in my area of reach. Be that in a school or volunteering – I feel like if you make yourself available to help you’ll always find purpose.

Advice to your younger self?

I guess a big thing would be that “confidence doesn’t come from anybody but yourself.” I feel we get bogged down in the idea that people liking us will bring trust and other superficial things, but you have to give yourself confidence by recognising that there’s never been you in the history of the world and you have this unique part of the time to play a role in. You should be confident in that and grow up I struggled and depended on how people like me and if people didn’t like my singing or me – it effected to such a high degree. I’m so happy to be a part of my life where I just understand that if someone who doesn’t know me doesn’t like me – it’s probably a result of the former.

 

What is your FAULT?

Not speaking up when I want to. I’m working on it now, and it’s something I’m better at now. I’ve never been someone who spoke out of turn or felt like I should speak out and I was never a bully in school, but I remember how many times I saw it happening and didn’t say anything out of fear of being targeted. Now I’m like “who cares!” you shouldn’t be bothered for speaking up for what I know isn’t right. I’m so passionate about it now, and I never want to stand by if I see something wrong and if you say something bad about me I need to challenge it. We live in this electronic world where it’s so easy to see so many awful things online, and now I’m like “REPORT!” and I have no issue. There’s so much division in the world right now and in my country specifically right now and I want my music to speak for unity and build bridges between people and groups who maybe have bridged burnt. It’s something I’m still working at though because even though I know it’s there, I still feel like my instinct is to stay quiet, so I’m trying to combat that.

 

See Molly’s Latest ‘Footprints’ below! 

 

 

FAULT Issue 26 – The Millennial Issue – is now available to order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 26 – The Millennial Issue – is available to order NOW.

Official release: 25/09/17

Martin Garrix was shot in Ibiza by photographer Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland exclusively for the front cover of FAULT Issue 26. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Issue 26 cover star Martin Garrix was shot by Eva Kruiper and styled by Rachel Holland. Click here to pre-order your copy of this issue!

FAULT Magazine – the Millennial Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Sophie Cookson

Nat Wolff

Alfred Enoch

Justin Prentice

Tom Grennan

Kacy Hill

Amber Mark

Brando

Everything, Everything

Plus our usual FAULTless selection of the finest Film, Fashion, Music & Photography to emerge from Generation Y in the latter months of 2017.

This is your FAULT

 

FAULT MAGAZINE ISSUE 26 – THE MILLENNIAL ISSUE – IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW

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London Fashion Week SS18, ON|OFF presents Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney, and CAPLANENTWISLE

   

Designs by Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney, and CAPLANENTWISLE (presented by ON|OFF)

Photographed by Adele Baron

London Fashion Week SS18 – A.W.A.K.E.

 

Photographed by Adele Baron