Nina Nesbitt for FAULT Magazine – Exclusive shoot and interview.

 

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Shorts: Marc Jacobs
Blazer: Dsquared2
Shirt: Belle Epoque
Shoes: Elia B

Nina Nesbitt is slowly but surely carving her way up the pop ladder with her clever and heartfelt lyrics. Over the past years, she’s come into her own as an artist and her latest single Chewing Gum strays her away from the bubblegum girl with an acoustic guitar that we’ve gotten used to. Ahead of her latest EP release entitled Modern Love, we caught up with Nina on growing up, switching gears and relationships in the public eye.

 

You’ve only just released your latest EP Modern Love. How did you put this one together?

I’ve been writing for about two years, changing things here and there until I found the right sound. I wanted to get as many songs in as possible, cause it’s been a while since I last released something. So it took a little time until I found the right combination to put on the record. But yeah, that’s pretty much how Modern Love came about.

You’ve switched gears a bit and strayed away from that image of a ‘girl with a guitar’ that you first put out there. Did you feel that your career needed a bit of rebranding or was that merely your natural reaction to growing up?

I wasn’t really thinking about it as a brand, I was just like really bored of the music I was making. I just needed to do something different cause I didn’t love what I was doing anymore. So I was a bit like ‘Alright, do I stop doing what I’m doing and stop writing songs overall? Or should I just completely reinvent myself?”. I decided on the latter. I think that the most fun part for me was discovering what kind of artist I am.

How do you feel your style and music have evolved over the past years?

I think I’ve just learned how to write songs more. I mean I continued doing what I was doing before; picking up the guitar and the songs would just come out. I’ve worked with quite a lot of writers now and it was interesting to see how they write. I also feel more experienced than before, cause I’ve seen what’s worked and what hasn’t. I got a bit more of an insight into writing music. I’ve just been more open and not stuck on an acoustic guitar. I’ve been experimenting; I’ve got my own home studio and that has been really helpful. I learned how to do production myself and I’ve been a lot freer.

So you’ve been a lot more hands-on with this EP?

Yeah, it’s not that I wasn’t hands on before, it’s just that I had a lot more options with this one.

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Trousers & Jacket: D&G
Bodysuit: Wolford
Shoes: Ash

Where do you see your music going, since you’ve experimented so much lately?

I have literally no idea. I don’t even know what the next album is going to be like. I just try and focus on the current stuff. I’ll probably change things up again, but this album is going to be loud and energetic, a mixture of all of that.

Let’s talk about Modern Love a bit, both metaphorically and literally. Is this an EP that you’ve drawn from personal experience?

Yeah, it’s definitely drawn from personal experience. There’s a track on there that I’ve written after watching a film and it’s kind of like the idea of what it would be like to be in love with someone. And there’s another track that I’ve produced myself, so I’m really excited about that one.

There are a lot of songs out there about casual relationships from a male-driven perspective. You’ve put out Chewing Gum that’s kind of related to that, but from your own point of view. Since this isn’t a topic that you’ve written about in the past, what’s changed that made you want to tackle the subject?

It’s just something that I’ve experienced over the past few years. You know, all the songs come from personal experience. So I just wanted to talk about this. Some women are ashamed about having casual relationships or doing something that they want to do, what they like and what they don’t. I don’t think it’s something that should be shied away from. And I just wanted to write a song about it.

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Trousers: Andrew Majtenyi

What are your thoughts on the way that this generation deals with Modern Love – mind the pun?

You know what, I called the EP Modern Love because I thought that the way this generation acts in relationships is very different. Especially in London, everyone is going to put themselves first. So, the women aren’t going to go out and find a man to look after them. Everyone is doing their own thing and the whole Internet thing just leaves things more open. I find the subject really interesting.

What about yourself, as an artist? Do you find relationships harder to build because of your career choice?

I would say that they are difficult for me because when I’m in a relationship, I’ll just write all these songs about it at first. And then, I’ll just try to somehow get out of it, even if I’m happy. I don’t know, I need things to write songs about. It’s kind of a catch 22. I’m trying to think more about myself at the moment.

You’ve already done some shows at the end of January. What else do you have lined up for 2016?

The shows in January were amazing; they were the first Modern Love shows. It was a bit scary going back on the road cause I’ve been writing for so long. As for the rest of 2016, hopefully recording an album, doing festivals and so on.

What’s your FAULT?

I don’t really allow myself to be happy because of my creative nature.

 

Words: Adina Ilie

Photography: Miles Holder
Stylist: Rachel Gold @ LHA Represents
Hair and Makeup: Charlotte Gaskill @ LHA Represents
Styling assistant: Alexx Dougherty

‘Drain Girl’ – Exclusive Fashion Editorial for FAULT Online

 

 

Leather Crop Top: Alexander Wang

Leather Crop Top: Alexander Wang

Sequinned Denim: Ashish  Fishnet Bodysuit: Stylist Own

Sequinned Denim: Ashish
Fishnet Bodysuit: Stylist Own

Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs Rings: Laurie Fleming Jewellery

Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Rings: Laurie Fleming Jewellery

T-shirt:  Alexander McQueen Fishnet Bodysuit: Stylist Own

T-shirt: Alexander McQueen
Fishnet Bodysuit: Stylist Own

T-shirt:  Alexander McQueen Fishnet Bodysuit: Stylist Own

T-shirt: Alexander McQueen
Fishnet Bodysuit: Stylist Own

T-shirt:  Alexander McQueen Fishnet Bodysuit: Stylist Own

T-shirt: Alexander McQueen
Fishnet Bodysuit: Stylist Own

 

Photographer Mackenzie Duncan w/ Art House www.inthecompanyofartists.com
Styling Alexis Honce w/ Plutino
HMU Aniya Nandy w/ Plutino
Model Monty w/ Next Models

Punk Couture – Dino Busch’s FAULT

Swimsuit: Versace Jacket: Armani Jeans Belt: Tory Burch Bracelet: Butler & Wilson from On Pedder

Swimsuit: Versace
Jacket: Armani Jeans
Belt: Tory Burch
Bracelet: Butler & Wilson from On Pedder

Dress: Alice and Olivia Fur coat: Ralph Lauren Necklace: Venna from On Pedder  Earrings: Tory Burch Shoes_ Louis Vuitton

Dress: Alice and Olivia
Fur coat: Ralph Lauren Necklace: Venna from On Pedder
Earrings: Tory Burch
Shoes_ Louis Vuitton

Dress and necklace:  Lanvin Bangle: Tory Burch

Dress and necklace: Lanvin
Bangle: Tory Burch

Fur coat: Lanvin Dress: Louis Vuitton Belt: Tory Burch Boots and Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo

Fur coat: Lanvin
Dress: Louis Vuitton
Belt: Tory Burch
Boots and Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo

Checked Coat:  Louis Vuitton  Shearling Coat: Calvin Klein Collection  Skirt: Bally Boots_ Marc Jacobs

Checked Coat: Louis Vuitton
Shearling Coat: Calvin Klein Collection
Skirt: Bally
Boots: Marc Jacobs

Fur Collar Coat: Ralph Lauren  Knit top: Calvin Klein Collection  Pants: Bally Ring: Saint Laurent Paris

Fur Collar Coat: Ralph Lauren
Knit top: Calvin Klein Collection
Pants: Bally
Ring: Saint Laurent Paris

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Dress: Louis Vuitton
Jacket: Agne?s b
Necklace & Bracelet: Butler & Wilson from On Pedder
Clutch Bag: Lanvin

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Fringe dress: Lanvin
Rings and Shoes: Saint Laurent Paris


Photography: Dino Busch 

Styling: Syan Leung 

Hair and Makeup: Katya Karpova

Styling Assistand: Robbie and Panda Chow

EXCLUSIVE FAULT MAGAZINE EDITORIAL BY AL&K

Leather Dress: Baukjen Vintage Coat: The Gathering Goddess

Leather Dress: Baukjen
Vintage Coat: The Gathering Goddess

Dress: Emilia Wickstead Ponyskin clutch: Baukjen Ring: Marc by Marc Jacobs Second Ring: Stylist's Own

Dress: Emilia Wickstead
Ponyskin clutch: Baukjen
Ring: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Second Ring: Stylist’s Own

Leather Dress: Baukjen Embellished clutch: ASOS Earrings: Links of London

Leather Dress: Baukjen
Embellished clutch: ASOS
Earrings: Links of London

Jumpsuit: Yves Saint Laurent @ The Gathering Godess Hand piece: Cornelia Webb Cork Clutch: J Crew

Jumpsuit: Yves Saint Laurent @ The Gathering Godess
Hand piece: Cornelia Webb
Cork Clutch: J Crew

Coat: Baukjen Trousers: 2nd Day Handpiece: Cornelia Webb Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana

Coat: Baukjen
Trousers: 2nd Day
Handpiece: Cornelia Webb
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana

Dress: Emilia Wickstead Ponyskin clutch: Baukjen Ring: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Dress: Emilia Wickstead
Ring: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Jumpsuit: Motel Leather skirt: Baukjen Clutch: Nali Ring: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Jumpsuit: Motel
Leather skirt: Baukjen
Clutch: Nali
Ring: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Leather Dress: Baukjen Vintage Coat: The Gathering Goddess

Leather Dress: Baukjen
Vintage Coat: The Gathering Goddess

 

Photography: AL&K – Annelaure Pothin & Krisztina Gat 
Stylist: Adelaide Turnbull 
Make-Up: Salina Thind at Era Management using EX1 Cosmetics
Hair:
Atsushi Takita using Bumble & Bumble
Model: Catherine Grant @ Elite Model Management
Special Thanks: Damian @ Mowlem studios

‘Pearl’ – Blake Ballard’s FAULT

White blazer with grey leather lapel - Art & Co. Gold and silver dainty tower earrings- Macy's White toy watch- Toy Watch

White blazer with grey leather lapel – Art & Co.
Gold and silver dainty tower earrings- Macy’s
White toy watch- Toy Watch

White lady coat- Jcrew Pearl stud earring- stylists own collection  Sphere cubic zirconia diamond ring- stylists own  collection Fleur de lis diamond bracelet- Boutique 9 Lucite rose gold square clutch - Francesca's

White lady coat- Jcrew
Pearl stud earring- stylists own collection
Sphere cubic zirconia diamond ring- stylists own
collection
Fleur de lis diamond bracelet- Boutique 9
Lucite rose gold square clutch – Francesca’s

White v neck painter Tshirt - Jcrew White straight jeans- Madewell White stud earrings- Marc by marc Jacobs White ring- Marc by Marc Jacobs

White v neck painter Tshirt – Jcrew
White straight jeans- Madewell
White stud earrings- Marc by Marc Jacobs
White ring- Marc by Marc Jacobs

White lady coat- Jcrew Pearl stud earring- stylists own collection  Sphere cubic zirconia diamond ring- stylists own  collection Fleur de lis diamond bracelet- Boutique 9 Lucite rose gold square clutch - Francesca's

White lady coat- Jcrew
Pearl stud earring- stylists own collection
Sphere cubic zirconia diamond ring- stylists own
collection
Fleur de lis diamond bracelet- Boutique 9
Lucite rose gold square clutch – Francesca’s

Diamond drop earrings- Macy's Gold layered chain necklace- Stylists personal  collection White long sleeves cropped sweater- Glamorous

Diamond drop earrings- Macy’s
Gold layered chain necklace- Stylists personal
collection
White long sleeves cropped sweater- Glamorous

Photographer: Blake Ballard
Model: Sarah Bailey
MUA: Christiana Reagan
Hair: Christine Francis
Fashion Editor: Blaire Ballard

Fresh Face Gangster – Marco Huelsebus’ FAULT

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Leather Jacket: Stylist’s own
T-shirt: H & M
Jeans: Rich & Royal
Shoes: Palladium
Chain: Mango

 

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White tank top: H & M
Black Tank Top: Tibi
Shorts: H & M
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

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Shirt: Mango
Bustier Top: Weekday S / he
Choker: Mango
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent

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Overall: s.Oliver
Tank Top: Zara
Leather Jacket: G-Star
Coat: G-Star
Shorts: Puma
Trainers: Kanga Roos

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Sweater: Tibi
Shirt: Selected Homme
Shorts: Weekday S / he
Leggings: Hudson
Shoes: Camper X Bernhard Willhelm
Headphone: Soul by Ludacris

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Dress: French Connection
Polo: Lacoste
Bomber Jacket: Tiger of Sweden
Chain: Yusimi

Photography: Diana Diederich www. Diana-diederich.com
Production/ hair + make up: Marco Huelsebus using Chanel & Kevin Murphy
Styling: Chris A. Blazer
Model: Karen Babenko @ Modelwerk
Photo assistant: Annika Hirsch

‘No Surrender’ – exclusive fashion editorial for FAULT Online

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Him: coat&boots:  MCQ by Alexander McQueen, Kilt by Burberry, socks by Tabio;
Her: shirt: MCQ, trousers by Miu Miu, shoes: Rochas Paris, socks: Topman

2_1

Her: coat by Cabinet, skirt by  Miu Miu, Belt by Maison Martin Margiela, vest by American Vintage, socks by Tabio, shoes Dolce & Gabbana;
Him: bomber jeans and boots by MCQ, t-shirt: American Vintage

 

3_1

Him: parka&boots: MCQ, t-shirt: American Vintage, skirt from Beyond Retro;
Her: jacket by Marc Jacobs, Jeans: MCQ, shoes by Dries Van Noten socks: Tabio

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Cardigan by Maison Martin Margiela, t-shirt by DKNY, shoes by Dries van Noten, tights by Pretty Polly

5_1

Him: Waistcoat by Kristian Steinberg, trousers and shoes by MCQ
Her: shirt: MCQ, vest: American Vintage, Skirt and trousers by MIu Miu, shoes by Dries van Noten, socks: Topman

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Her: trousers by Maison Martin Margiela; shoes: Rochas Paris
Him: shirt by Raf Simons; skirt by Miu Miu, jeans and boots by MCQ

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Him: Jacket by Kristian Steinberg, skirt by Miu Miu, jeans and boots: MCQ
Her: top and skirt by Maison Martin Margiela, shoes: Rochas Paris

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Polo top: Raf Simons for Fred Perry, trousers: MCQ

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Her: bomber by MCQ, trousers by Marc Jacobs, socks by Tabio, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana
Him: parka and boots by MCQ, trousers by Kristian Steinberg

Photography: Felicity Sagoe @ Rootdownphotographic
Stylist: Felix Elisabetta Forma
Make up Artist and Hair: Justina Sullivan
Models: Jordyn @ IZAIO Management
Lewis@ Dark Arts Alternative Model Agency
Retouching: Felicity Sagoe & Virginie Montagnon
Special Thanks: Rin, P, Paul and Martin

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!

bold outerwear

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!

winter whites

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.

accessories (gold)

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!