Mac Miller & Dylan Reynolds: Behind the Scenes video from our exclusive FAULT Issue 17 shoot

 

 

Video courtesy of Bryant Robinson/Three Way Productions

 

Music: ‘Spanish Civil War’ by Dylan Reynolds

Mac Miller and Dylan Reynolds were shot exclusively for FAULT Issue 17 by photographer Danny Williams (Topshelf Jr), with styling by Luke Storey (School of Style). The shoot took place at Mac’s house in LA, with most of the Behind the Scenes footage above shot in Mac’s private studio. Mac Miller is one of the most popular rap/hip-hop artists in world music today, with two studio albums which reached #1 and #3 in the US charts. Dylan Reynolds is signed to Mac’s REMember label. The pair grew up together in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

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Mac Miller & Dylan Reynolds were shot at Mac’s private studio in LA by photographer Danny Williams (Topshelf Jr), with styling by Luke Storey (School of Style), exclusively for FAULT Issue 17
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Mac Miller & Dylan Reynolds – exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 17

 

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Mac Miller & Dylan Reynolds were shot at Mac’s private studio in LA by photographer Danny Williams (Topshelf Jr), with styling by Luke Storey (School of Style), exclusively for FAULT Issue 17
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Music, friendship, success and going global. Sound great? Yep, we agree.

Friends since elementary school, and now bringing their individual styles to the world at large, Mac Miller and Dylan Reynolds might represent completely different genres but they also share a passion for great composition and all-round musical ability.

While rappers traditionally talk a big game when it comes to representing their home town and their friends, it’s hard to think of any who come close to the level of loyalty and belief shown by Mac in Dylan. We caught up with the Pittsburgh-born duo at Mac’s house in LA (thanks again Mac, we had a blast). While Dylan posed in Mac’s private studio for our shoot, Mac shunned the limelight and insisted that Dylan be the focus of our piece.

This wasn’t a meaningless show of sentimentality. Mac clearly believes in Dylan’s talent – and it’s hard to argue about musical ability with a man who has garnered almost implausible levels of success in such a short time. Over the past couple of years, the facts speak for themselves: two studio albums full of hit songs, millions of fans, the launch of his own record label and an MTV show in his honour.

Listening to Dylan’s work, we can’t see why you’d want to disagree with Mac. Signed to Mac’s REMember Music label (a classic example of ‘putting your money where your mouth is’), Dylan brings a unique talent to the roster. His flawless (or should we say FAULTless?) voice is matched by the incredible emotion he brings to each of his songs. It really is a pleasure to hear an artist register the level of feeling that Dylan does while still hitting his notes so cleanly.

Speaking to the two artists, one thing became immediately and abundantly clear: both of them put great stock in their personal convictions. Neither have any intention of compromising their integrity for a quick fix of fame – that is most likely something else that has kept the pair so close for so long. They’ve kept their own styles while retaining a respect for other people’s – more than that, they’ve both openly embraced diverse genres and inspirations. It’s something that Dylan is only just beginning to show in his music that is available to the wider public (check out ‘Tightrope’) but it’s something that is definitely to be applauded.

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Singer-songwriter Dylan Reynolds – stepping into the spotlight in 2014. Grooming by Anna Branson.

FAULT: Mac – 2013: what a year for you! T.V show, tours, mix-tapes, launching your own record label, a clothing line… What’s up next for you?

Mac: If I told you that, I’d have to kill you.

What kind of talent are looking to sign to your REMember Label?

I’m looking for people who have a genuine love for music. I’m not looking for people who want a ticket to the “Big Show”. I want people who are ready to build and learn and become great. I want artists with potential and an open mind. No specifics in genre.

How would you describe Dylan’s music and what kind of impact do you see him having on the industry?

Dylan is honest. In a world where young people are manipulated and turned into consumers. Dylan is the truth. He is a young man with a story to tell. He has a passion for the art and he just wants to inspire people. He is not trying to turn his fans into consumers and become a product. His goals are far higher.

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Interview and production by Leah Blewitt. Filmed footage by Bryant Robinson. Special thanks: Hayley Cammarata

FAULT: Dylan, can you tell us more about your musical background? How long have you been writing and recording, and who/what have been the biggest influences on your sound?

Dylan: I started playing guitar and writing when as a teenager after my family moved out to a pretty isolated house in the country. So it was really out of boredom at the time, although it quickly morphed into something very different. Early on I started as a drummer.

You’ve been working on your EP – did you have an overall theme in mind for the tracks? What were some of the influences behind the singles? We’re especially curious about ‘Spanish Civil War’…

There is a definite theme to this album. It starts with a track called ‘Lifeline’ (the title track), which is about a time in a relationship when I realized I wasn’t going to die if it ended. So it’s essentially about a toxic co-dependent relationship in its final stage. The album kind of follows this trend and documents different stages of multiple relationships in different surrealistic settings.

Did you ever think in a million years, when you were growing up in Pittsburgh, that you’d ever being making music, working and touring together with Mac?

I think I always had a feeling that we were both going to be involved with music pretty early on, but I had no idea that it was going to turn into what it is. Working this closely with one of your best friends is pretty special.

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What are you currently working on, Dylan, and what are you plans for 2014?

I’ve just finished my debut EP and I have a video for my single ”Young and Set” that will be coming out soon as well. I don’t know whats going to happen in 2014 but think its gonna be a big year for me in some way.

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Fall 2013: 7 Things You Need To Be Fashion-Forward

Sure, summer has passed. No longer is it the time for sun dresses, pastels and florals. Nevertheless, we still see a lot of hot fall fashion trends emerging from the fashion capitals of the world – Milan, Paris, New York and London.

It’s time to begin introducing fall-wear into our ensembles, and the best thing to do before stocking up is to understand a few simple fashion trends that have been trending this season. If you’re looking to stay fashion-forward this fall, here are seven must-haves that will make your wardrobe go from bleak to chic.

Shades of Emerald

Summer was rich with pink, blue, yellow and green pastels. It’s not uncommon for shades to get a little darker as winter approaches. Emerald is a highly trending color that has been taking department stores like Saks Fifth Ave., Macy’s and Barney’s by storm. So, if you don’t have anything in emerald, it’s highly suggested you buy something in this color ASAP before they’re cleared off the shelves.

Thigh-Highs

Made popular by one of the most fashionably-forward films of the decade, The Devil Wears Prada, thigh high boots tend to make a yearly appearance, usually in the fall, which so happens to be the case this year. If you’ve got the legs to rock it, thigh-high boots are definitely something you need to have in your closet. Luckily, thigh-highs have been quite big the past three years (during fall months), so, if you already have a pair, time to rock them!

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Some bold outerwear in FAULT Issue 16‘s ‘Futurism’ editorial, shot by Robert Kley and styled by Jimi Urquiaga. Jacket by IIMUAHII

Bold Outerwear

This year, don’t hold back when it comes to outerwear. The term “bold” in the fashion industry usually means “big” and “eye-catching”. A few highly sought styles this fall are bold furs, oversized jackets and parkas and captivating leathers. Definitely experiment with colors and textures. Wear something in emerald!

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Winter white in FAULT Issue 16‘s ‘Cubism’ editorial, shot by David Reiss and styled by Maurizio Laino. Dress by Marc Jacobs

Winter White

Though white is a big-hit during the holidays, the color is also very applicable for the fall. If you’re going to wear white, make sure it’s figure flattering, like pants, pencil skirts and long coats. Make it your own by making it casual-wear. If you’re gonna wear outerwear, why not make it both bold and white? If it’s a top or a jacket, make sure it’s oversized.

Plaid coat by Max&Co in FAULT Issue 16's Purple Haze (photo: Liis Anton; styling: Liis Plato)

Plaid coat by Max&Co in FAULT Issue 16‘s Purple Haze (photo: Liis Anton; styling: Liis Plato)

Plaid

Plaid is not just for men. One of the strongest impressions made in this year’s fall fashion shows is the use of plaid as both a top and bottom. If you’re going to wear plaid, make sure it complements have your outfit and shoes. Make it blend. Plaid, like white, can also be incorporated into outerwear as long as it’s oversized (shawl). Of course, for formal wear, stash the plaid and where something white.

leather

Sasha Grey wears blouse by Valentino, leather pants by The Row, shoes by B by Brian Atwood, hat by Gladys Tamez and tie by Saint Laurent Paris for FAULT Issue 16. Photo by Giuliano Bekor; styling by Luke Storey.

Leather

The downfall to summer-wear is the leather faux pas rule, but for fall, expect leather galore! Leather is timeless, but it all comes down to color, material and pairing. This year, reds, maroons, blacks and blues are definitely must-do’s when it comes to rocking leather. Don’t skimp on the leather accessories or shoes (yes, thigh-highs also come in emerald green leather). Even if you’re not wearing leather, it’s easy to add a splash of it in the form of purses, just make sure it compliments your outfit.

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Caroline Flack wears gold-accented headpiece by Sorapol. Photo by Annick Wolfers; styling by Marika Page. Exclusively for FAULT Issue 16.

Accessories (Gold)

Accessories are big all year round, but this year you may want to be on the lookout for gold earrings, rings, watches and the oh so coveted pink sapphire rings (available as engagement rings as well). If you’re going to wear accessories, make sure they stand out from your outfit while still giving it that extra wow factor. Quick word of advice: you can never go wrong with gold and plaid combinations (at least this year).

It pays to be fashion forward. Be the envy of your friends and stock up on these amazing fall fashions. Be sure to stand out and remember to be bold!

Sasha Grey for FAULT Issue 16

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Sasha Grey was shot by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Luke Storey exclusively for FAULT Issue 16

At the age of 18, Sasha Grey moved to Los Angeles with a solid plan to make it in the entertainment world, but her goal wasn’t your typical Hollywood Dream. Sasha had her sights set on the adult entertainment industry. She became an instant superstar and was heralded as the next Jenna Jameson. By age 21, Sasha decided to retire from the industry, wanting instead to focus fully on developing a career outside the world of pornography.

She successfully made the transition to mainstream acting by securing the lead role in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, followed by roles on shows such as Entourage and the independent films Quit, The Girl From the Naked Eye and the soon-to-be-released Open Windows. Sasha recently released her first novel, The Juliette Society, which was a number-one bestseller in the U.K. FAULT had the pleasure of spending the day with the multi-talented actress, which resulted in one of our favourite shoots to date. We found out why she decided to turn to writing and where she got her inspiration for her book from. Pushing boundaries and challenging perceptions is something we find FAULTless!

FAULT: You’ve been in the entertainment world since 2006 and have dealt with the world of fantasy and celebrity. Is any of that fictional world—the secret society, etc.—based on or inspired by your own personal experiences?

Sasha: Of course a secret society like this one isn’t that far off-base!

The novel is fiction, but some of my fans will recognise the erotic scenes as scenes I actually did. I’m also lucky enough to have travelled the world and met so many  ascinating people whose stories I pulled from. Most of all, I wanted this book to be an homage to classic erotica like Candide, 120 Days of Sodom and Therese the Philosopher.

Those novels were satirical and a reflection of the authors’ time, and I hoped to do a bit of the same. There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t hear about a sex scandal or the mysterious death of a beautiful young woman, and there are a lot of stories that aren’t front page news but can be found with just a little bit of research.

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Words by Leah Blewitt

What did you learn about yourself in the process of writing your novel?

Good writing and good sex have one thing in common: You need to hit a good rhythm. You need to know when to slow down, when to draw things out and tease the reader, and also when to pick up the pace and hit them with everything you’ve got.

 

What do you want readers—especially your female readership—to take away from the book?

I didn’t set out with the intention of sending a message or hoping to create change. However, if people find themselves questioning themselves or questioning society, I will wear that badge with a sense of pride. That’s all I can ever hope for.

De Sade wanted to get rid of the way we categorise sexuality. He wanted to stop labelling our sexual preferences as necessarily good or bad. I almost agree with that. I think sex between consenting adults is either consensual or it isn’t. So if someone didn’t consent to sex . . . then that’s where I have to draw the line.

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See the whole shoot – exclusively in FAULT Issue 16!

What is your FAULT?

Cinema. If I don’t watch enough films in a week I start to get anxious. Suffice it to say that I’ve been rife with anxiety lately!

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Zach Braff – Exclusive Interview for FAULT Issue 14

After recently starring on the silver screen as an animated chicken and then a monkey [in Oz: The Great and Powerful], Zach Braff has no problem with playing the funny guy. But, as past successes with the likes of Garden State and some hefty future projects show, comedy is just a taste of what’s to come from him.

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FAULT: You’ve had such an incredible career and have been in the business for over two decades. You’ve written and produced films and plays, starred in and written for an impressively long-running series. What’s next?

Zach: You know, I’d really love to do a musical.  Live theatre has been a huge influence on me since I was a kid.  And I definitely want to direct another film.

You’ve worked with so many influential people in the film industry: Natalie Portman, Woody Allen, Sam Raimi … you name it. Who would you most like to collaborate with that you have not managed to yet?

Oh man – that’s a tough call!  Well, Ralph Fiennes to start with, and David Fincher as well.  To work with Denzel Washington would be amazing.

What are your plans for the rest of 2013? Will we see yourself and your “Moose Knuckle” [ed. Zach continually said this throughout his interview with Conan O’Brien. Google it!] on Dancing with The Stars or America’s Got Talent?

[Laughs] Well, not on shows like that!  You know, for the rest of 2013 I’ll really be focusing on my next movie, which is a collaboration with my brother Josh (who is a writer as well).

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Photography: Dove Shore, Styling: Luke Storey

 

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FAULT Fashion – Chinatown

Photographer: Miguel Starcevich
Styling: Luke Storey & Lauren Messiah
Makeup: Anna Branson
Hair: Johnny Z

FAULT featured: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Burke, Casey LaBow all star in upcoming Twilight finale

Looking forward to the final instalment of Twilight? Most people are excited – either to get their chance to see the Cullens face their final on-screen battle or – the more cynical bunch – to see the back of the Mormonism-inspired series.

Whatever your personal view, it is undeniable that the series has captured the global imagination with its sweeping visuals, supernatural storyline and stellar cast. We look back at some of the latter’s FAULTs in recent issues of our collectible printed edition…

Casey LaBow – aka Kate Denali – in FAULT Issue 8. Casey was shot by Dove Shore and styled by Luke Storey

 

Jackson Rathbone – aka Jasper Hale – was our Men’s cover star in FAULT Issue 9. Jackson was shot by James Pratt and styled by Avo Yermagyan

 

Billy Burke – aka Charlie Swan – in FAULT Issue 10. Billy was shot by Christopher Beyer and styled by Luke Storey

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is officially released this week – today, 14th November, in most of Europe and on 16th November for UK and USA

Topher Grace is our Men’s cover star for FAULT Issue 12

Topher Grace featured in Fault Issue 12 photographed by Dove Shore.
Styling by Luke Storey
Styling Assistance by Lexyss Jon
Grooming by Natalia Bruschi at the wall group
Prop Styling by Michael Coleman

Topher Grace is known for his mixture of charm, wit and boy-next-door sex appeal, but at the end of the day, he’s as nice as he is funny. The thing is, Grace makes people laugh, and if his career up to this point could be structured as a joke, this fall would be the punch line.

Most actors typically become—for lack of a better word—“famous” because: one, they’re talented (well, most of the time); two, they work hard their entire lives; or, three, they study and go to fancy schools. Regardless, they’re all just waiting for that perfect role, the role that will catapult them to magazine-cover stardom.

Others, like Topher Grace, are simply raw talents that land a role in a high school play, perform in front of the right audience—including the likes of television producers Bonnie and Terry Turner (who, at the time, were best known for creating ‘Third Rock From the Sun’)—and then, only a year later, find themselves auditioning in California for their own television show.

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