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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Demi Lovato for FAULT Issue 19 – first look (issue is available to pre-order NOW!)

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FAULT Issue 19 reversible cover star Demi Lovato was shot by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan.
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FAULT Magazine Issue 19 – the Millions Issue will feature American pop phenomenon Demi Lovato as its reversible cover star this Fall. Eminently suitable for the issue theme, Demi has over 60million fans on Facebook and Twitter alone and is one of the most influential popular culture figures in the world today.

Demi’s feature – which includes an in-depth interview and exclusive photoshoot by photographer Giuliano Bekor and stylist Avo Yermagyan – runs over 12 pages in the print issue. Demi also covers the Beauty section inside the magazine.

The shoot, based on the issue’s theme of ‘Millions’, showcases Demi as an artist whose every move has ramifications on a globally impactful scale. As a role model to millions, her words and actions are reviewed, analysed, dissected and reflected over and over again. Under those circumstances, one can only imagine what a surreal experience it must be to come face to face with the person behind the lens…

In her interview, Demi discusses the responsibility that comes with being a role model, her collaborations with people like Cher Lloyd and the Vamps, her incipient interests in philanthropy and world affairs and, of course, her music.

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Production by Giuliano Bekor + Leah Blewitt

FAULT: You’ve spoken about how the album marked a real shift in sound for you, towards more dance-inspired tracks. Was that something that you deliberately wanted to create or was it something that happened organically?

Everything that happened on the album happened organically. Nothing was really planned in terms of “I want a dance song” or anything like that- it just kind of happened! It’s exciting to show people a different side of myself.

In terms of the collaborations (most recently with Cher Lloyd and The Vamps), how do they come into being?

Sometime you come up with a part in a song and you instantly know who you’re looking for. With ‘Really Don’t Care’, [her latest single], Cher instantly came to my mind. She’s got a lot of attitude and a lot of sass and was perfect for the song. Other times it just kind of happens- you meet someone and you write together and it turns out to be an awesome song.

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Interview by Will Ballantyne-Reid

You’ve become an inspirational figure not just for your fans but even for those unfamiliar with your music as a result of your philanthropic projects and your work with anti-bullying campaigns and mental health awareness. How do these projects shape your career and your own creative process?

Well these projects were really born out of my relationship with my fans, where they are able to look up to me no matter what they’re going through. I really like being there for them in that way. I pride myself in being a role model but I’m not perfect- I curse like a sailor and I sometimes make mistakes but at the same time I want to be what I know my little sister and that younger generation needs.

Are there any difficulties that come with being in the public eye, and especially that ‘role model’ tag?

I use to get frustrated that just because I wanted to sing, I was automatically expected to be a role model. But I had to grow up and realise that no matter what I do I’m going to be somebody’s role model. It’s true what they say- “with great power comes great responsibility”- and everybody’s career is different but for me, I had to grow up and embrace it rather than resent it, as that only made me resent my career.

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Going forward with your music and your philanthropy work, what do you feel is the next step?

I take my life day by day; some day I’m really involved with one charity, and another I’m really focussed on another. In this moment, I’m really dedicated to the scholarship program that I created in order to provide mental health services to people that can’t afford it on their own.

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The Jonas Brothers – FAULT Issue 16 reversible cover stars

We are thrilled to announce that FAULT Issue 16 will be released with a fully reversible cover featuring The Jonas Brothers. Our Illuminate Issue (Fall ’13) features Lake Bell as our front cover star, the Jonas Brothers on the reversible back cover (and internal Men’s section cover) and internal section covers with Jessica Sanchez (Beauty), Caroline Flack (Style) and Charli XCX (Music).

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The Jonas Brothers were shot in New York by photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth and styled by Avo Yermagyan – exclusively for FAULT Issue 16.
The emphatic lighting effect throughout the shoot reflects the theme of the issue: Illuminate.

From Disney stars to pop icons, the Jonas Brothers – both together and apart – have forged incredible careers in music, theatre and television. At only 20, 24 and 25 Nick, Joe and Kevin have reunited for a world tour promoting their new album, V. FAULT dropped in on their New York/New Jersey leg for what turned out to be a bit of an adventure…

FAULT: What can we expect from your new album, V?

Nick: It’s definitely different than our previous releases. There’s a lot of growth in the music. I had the pleasure of producing as well, which was fun for me.

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Interview by Rebecca Unger

What’s it like being back on tour?

Nick: It’s incredible. I think each one of us, though-with the break and the time off- have a newfound appreciation for our own beds and home but it’s been incredible to be on the road again and playing music.

Do you work best as a team. or do you all prefer doing your own things?

Joe: We always have passion projects that might be individual but, at the end of the day working together is something that we really love.

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Ben Barnes for FAULT Issue 15 – something extra to celebrate Labor Day weekend!

This amazing mood piece with FAULT Issue 15 cover star Ben Barnes was produced by Sinisha Nisevic/Sin Factory Media.

Ben Barnes‘s potted history reads like a textbook guide on “how to make it in Hollywood”. After studying Drama and English Literature at London’s Kingston University, Ben was quickly snapped up by director – and fellow Englishman - Matthew Vaughn, to star in his first feature film as the young Dunstan, a key character in 2007 fantasy epic Stardust, alongside luminaries such as Sir Ian McKellan and Robert de Niro.

FAULT is pleased to feature this enormously talented young actor as our front cover star for our Summer 2013 issue. Relaxed, witty and charming, it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with this down to earth star on-set for our exclusive LA photoshoot, where we discussed two of Ben’s upcoming projects in particular – a return to the fantasy genre in The Seventh Son and an exciting first foray into playing ‘the bad guy’ in God Only Knows. We also got the chance to find out Ben’s thoughts on fashion and the role of public perception in the film industry, in addition to speaking about his training and preparation for his latest roles.

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Ben Barnes was shot for the front cover of FAULT Issue 15 by Sinisha Nisevic and styled by Avo Yermagyan. Video production by Sin Factory Media. Interview by Leah Blewitt.

FAULT: Throughout your career you’ve played so many beloved fictional roles from iconic novels – as an actor, how do you prepare for a role like that? Do you feel the pressure from readers and fans who all have their own opinions and expecations of how the character should be played?

Ben: Absolutely I feel that pressure, not least because I have usually been a fan myself of the source material that these characters have featured in. I have learned that you certainly can’t please everyone as the beauty of a great novel is that everyone will picture their heroes or anti-heroes differently….I have definitely been guilty of accusing the director on set saying, ‘but that’s not how it is in the book!’ That rarely goes down well.

In God Only Knows, which is coming out later this year, you play Nick Tortano – a wannabe gangster. What sort of direct inspiration did you have for the development of Nick? Did you get a chance to improvise and have your own say when it came to developing the character?

This was maybe my favourite role I’ve played. I have rarely been afforded the opportunity to play the tough guy so it was very rewarding. I was very involved with the script and definitely got an opportunity to re-work scenes with the writer and director [James Mottern]… I had tattoos and a goatee (of sorts) and it was interesting to walk around Providence, Rhode Island and see the reaction i would get from people I met. People definitely look at you differently or more suspiciously based on image.

 

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Taio Cruz – Behind the Scenes film of our Men’s Fashion cover shoot for FAULT Issue 13

 Video courtesy of Giuliano Bekor and Lightbox Studio

Below: the final Men’s Fashion cover for FAULT Issue 13

 

Taio Cruz was shot by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan exclusively for FAULT Issue 13

Taio Cruz was shot by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan exclusively for the Men’s Fashion cover of FAULT Issue 13

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FAULT’s US Style Editor Avo Yermagyan discusses Asher Levine’s GPS-trackable designs on CNN Money

By now you will probably have heard all about trailblazing designer Asher Levine‘s latest breakthrough – clothes and accessories that include GPS-trackable chips that can be located by your mobile phone. CNN Money spoke to Asher and FAULT’s own US Style Editor Avo Yermagyan – who recently styled FAULT Issue 13 star John Legend with Levine’s designs- about the designer’s latest innovation behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week:

Andra Day for FAULT 13 – exclusive first ever print magazine feature!

Andra Day is probably THE up and coming music artist based in Los Angeles today. Day’s retro-influenced sound and powerful vocals have already seen her build up a large global fan base, and her recently released cover versions of international hit-makers on social media platforms have lead to a huge buzz within the music and entertainment industries.

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Andra Day was shot by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan exclusively for FAULT Issue 13 . This is her first ever print magazine feature.

FAULT caught up with rising star and found out more about Day’s musical influences, personal style and what her plans are for 2013. …

FAULT: Andra, your story is pretty incredible, you put a few covers out on YouTube and the rest is history, in a way: some important people took notice from the start and here you are, on the verge of releasing your debut album.

Andra: You know, that was not the plan at all! Not that we had a specific time line but, within a week to a couple of weeks the public response has been amazing. I got a call from Ellen DeGeneres and it’s really been a whirlwind since then, adjusting and adapting to what’s been happening.

 

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Hair by Giovanni Giuliano + Makeup by Geoffrey Rodriguez. Interview by Leah Blewitt

 

Did you have a theme in mind for the LP before you started the recording process?

I really didn’t have a specific theme in mind, no. I just wanted to make an album that was honest, authentic and that people can relate too. Songs about heartbreak, for example, and telling that story from both sides.

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Taio Cruz is our Men’s cover star for FAULT Issue 13

Taio Cruz was shot by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan exclusively for FAULT Issue 13

Taio Cruz was shot by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan exclusively for FAULT Issue 13

After another golden year – during which he performed to billions at London’s Olympics closing ceremony – it seems Taio has success on tap. However, with a third album on the way and the continual growth of his own clothing line, don’t try telling him to slow down…

FAULT is thrilled to have Taio grace our Men’s cover section for Issue 13, for which we had the chance to spend a day with the star and find out more about his aesthetic, clothing – including his own line, RXTR, and what fans can expect from him in 2013.

FAULT: You are about to release your third studio effort Taio, can you tell us more about that and the influences behind the tracks on the album?
Taio: TY.O is very much a continuation of the Rockstarr album. It’s up-tempo, lots of fun and based on real life experiences. I wrote ‘Hangover’ when I was in Ibiza with friends. I just felt like there should be an anthem for everyone there! ‘Little Bad Girl’ is also a very up-tempo tune that will be on the forthcoming album.

 

 

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How do you think you’ve grown as an artist since the start of your career?
I’m always growing as an artist. You can never can learn enough, really, So many amazing new innovative inspirations and artists out there at the moment. I actually started out writing ballads and Departure (my first album) was mostly R&B inspired. Rockstarr and TY.O represent more of an evolution as myself as an artist. I really enjoy music as a whole – and pop genre music is always a changing sound; it constantly takes different directions. I really like artists such as Adele, for instance.

You have your own clothing and accessories line RXTR; can you tell us more about that?
I’ve always been an entrepreneur. I really like taking something from nothing and building from that. It started out initially with sunglasses and it has grown to more accessories and a fully-fledged clothing line. My watches are actually carried at Selfridges and an expansion of the line will be taking place later this year – including womenswear! Vintage pieces have a strong influence on the line. If you’re looking for direct references then I really love designers like Balmain.

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