John Legend is our Music cover for FAULT Issue 13

John Legend was shot by Miguel Starcevich and styled by Avo Yermagyan for FAULT Issue 13

John Legend was shot by Miguel Starcevich and styled by Avo Yermagyan for FAULT Issue 13

Excited to announce the first preview shots from John’s shoot in the upcoming issue of FAULT today. The 6-time Grammy award winner - who releases 5th studio album Love in the Future this Spring - was photographed by Miguel Starcevich and styled by Avo Yermagyan exclusively FAULT Winter 2012-13. Keep an eye on FAULT Online for our Behind the Scenes video view, but. in the meantime, check out an excerpt from our feature below:

 

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Above – John wears a Trench coat by Oumlil  tie by Title of Work ; suit by Alexandre Plokhov ; shirt by John Varvatos ; shoes by Gucci.Here – T-shirt, denim and shoes by All Saints ; blazer by John
Varvatos.

For nearly 10 years, John Legend has been living up to one of the most ambitious stage names in the business. Born John Roger Stephens, few can argue that the undisputed king of contemporary soul has well and truly earned his appointed title of Legend.

Over the past decade John Legend has made an indelible mark on the music industry with his countless hit singles, unique style and extraordinary talent. As a nine-time GRAMMY Award winner, Legend has garnered respect not only for his successes in the music industry, but also by becoming something of a mainstream renegade in the world of contemporary soul music. From Get Lifted,(his 2004 debut) to his latest offering, Love in the Future, his innovative collaborations with artists such as The Roots, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco has seen John merge various genres and blur the lines of soul, hip hop and inspirational music with effortless cool.

FAULT had the pleasure of spending time with John during the course of our exclusive editorial. We got a chance to speak in-depth with the superstar and get his insight on the music industry as a whole, his personal growth as an artist and what his plans are for 2013.

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Shirt by Life AfterDenim; tie by Title of Work; trousers by General Idea; shoes by John Varvatos.

Can you tell us the reason why you choose Love in the Future as the title for the album? What can your fans look forward to with this LP?

The title was chosen for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I am getting married next year. And secondly, I really wanted to make a modern 21st century soul album. I wanted to create something fresh and exciting yet organic, modern and relevant. So much of music today is computerized, electronic and processed and, with Love in the Future, I wanted the album to be truly reflective of the times – modern soul music.

 

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Interview & Production by Leah Blewitt
Grooming – Anna Branson
Hair – Ron Stephens
Special Thanks to : Shoshanna Stone, Bryant Robinson

FAULT Fashion – Chinatown

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

FAULT Summer Issue 11 Star Soulja Boy’s look inspires November GQ

November GQ getting some inspiration from FAULT Summer Issue Men’s Cover Star Soulja Boy?

Look familiar? Soulja was styled by FAULT’s US Style Editor Avo Yermagyan & shot by Miguel Starcevich for FAULT Summer ’12
Big Sean was shot by Tom Schirmacher for GQ’s November ’12 issue

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Soulja is clearly setting trends – not only in music but also in the world of fashion, in which he runs two clothing lines Ocean Gang and SODMG. It looks like he’s now inspiring others to follow “SUIT” (, jacket, tie and quilted vest).

 

GQ/Big Sean  vs  FAULT/Soulja Boy

The best part is that Soulja even called it himself in FAULT’s Behind the Scenes film of his Cover editorial (produced by Bryant Robinson). It’s a Swagnap of sorts – we’ll let you be the judge:

Check about 1:37 minutes into the video

FAULT Issue 12 Beauty cover Shay Mitchell stars in Pretty Little Liars with Issue 10 cover star Adam Lambert!

Tonight’s Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars will see our current Issue 12 Beauty cover star Shay Mitchell share the screen with the brilliant Adam Lambert, who, of course, featured on the cover of our Spring issue earlier this year. The ridiculously talented singer is set to perform two songs from his new album during the episode ‘This is a Dark Ride’, which airs tonight at 8pm ET on ABC Family.

FAULT Issue 12 Beauty cover star Shay Mitchell – aka Emily Fields in ‘Pretty Little Liars’ – and FAULT Issue 10 front cover star Adam Lambert

Those of us in the UK will have to wait until the episode, the 13th instalment of Season 3, airs on MTV UK or VIVA – not particularly helpful considering MTV UK is still showing Series 2!

In the meantime, those waiting for the episode can console themselves with a look back at Adam’s feature in Issue 10 (and another cameo appearance on the pages of our Issue 12 NYFW round-up after he sat at the front row of some shows with our US Style Editor Avo Yermagyan) and another peek inside Issue 12 for a closer look at Shay’s feature:

Shay Mitchell was shot exclusively for FAULT by Dove Shore and styled by Sophia Banks-Coloma. In this shot, Shay wears a gown by Tadashi Shoji.

FAULT: Where did the passion for performing come from at such an early age?

Shay: My second cousin was the singer in the family. When I was little I would watch her and be like, ‘oh, that’s so cool.’ So whenever a family member would have a wedding or a big occasion like that, I would perform; singing, dancing, or whatever. I always wanted to perform, but I didn’t have an interest for acting back then, and I didn’t really feel like singing or dancing was the career that I wanted. However, when I was 18, I thought, ‘you know, I’m going to take a couple of acting classes,’ and even if it wasn’t the path that I choose to go down, as I don’t know whether I will love it or hate it, I want to try it. Then I went to my first acting class and I loved it.

How did the part in Pretty Little Liars come around?

When I got an agent, when I was still living in Canada, she asked me, ‘what is the career you want?’ I said I’d love to do these types of cinematic, serial shows, and they were predominantly filming in the US. So, this manager she worked with in the US, got me to film my auditions, cause of course I couldn’t fly down to LA every time I had an audition, so I would just film myself and then send it over on the internet. So he sent me multiple scripts, I would send multiple tapes, and then never hear back. Never heard back.

Then he told me about this one pilot called Pretty Little Liars. So I went in the next day to my agency to have a tape made, and it was actually one of the first audition tapes that I didn’t get professionally done because I just ran out of money. I got someone from reception to read with me and they filmed it. I sent it in and I didn’t really think much about it because at that point I was tired of auditioning and never hearing anything back. About 3 days later, the manager called me and told me that they want to see me, ‘can you fly down to LA? They’ll send you a flight.’ then a day after auditioning I got a call in my hotel room saying, ‘YOU LANDED THE PART!!’ I was over the moon! I screamed bloody murder. I don’t know what anyone else thought was going on in my hotel room.

Shay wears a bodysuit by Style Stalker, shoes by Jimmy Choo and lace boy shorts by Wakol

As you said, you play a homosexual character on the show. How have you found public reaction to that?

It’s very flattering when I hear that there are certain people that look up to me, but I honestly don’t strive to be a role model. I can only be the best version of myself and that’s all that I’m trying to do. I believe that your sexual orientation does not define who you are, and if people think that that’s something that’s noteworthy and something to look up to then that’s great. I’m so lucky to have been brought up in a family home where skin colour, religion, all of it didn’t matter. What mattered was how that person treated you and treated others. So I didn’t have to think twice about playing this role or worrying what people are going to think. I don’t care what people think.

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Also, check out this previously unseen out-take from the shoot!

Fans of Adam Lambert – keep an eye on FAULT Online for more from Adam at NYFW. Images coming later this week…

FAULT Issue 11 Special announcement: Lisa Marie Presley is FAULT’s first ever reversible cover

We are delighted to announce that this issue of FAULT Magazine will see us launch our first ever fully reversible cover. In addition to our main cover (featuring actress Brittany Snow), the Underground Issue will also see music icon and rock ‘n’ roll nobility Lisa Marie Presley adorn the back cover.

Lisa Marie Presley – This is your FAULT

FAULT Issue 11the Underground Issue – is out now. Print copies can be purchased here

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Happy 22nd Birthday to FAULT Issue 11 Men’s cover star Soulja Boy!

Final preview of our Men’s section cover feature for Issue 11 – Soulja Boy. See the full shoot and read the interview exclusively in FAULT Issue 11.

Happy 22nd to Soulja Boy, entrepreneur at large and official king of SWAG!

FAULT Exclusive: Soulja Boy stars on the FAULT Issue 11 Men’s Fashion cover

Soulja Boy was shot for FAULT Issue 11 by Miguel Starcevich and styled by Avo Yermagyan

FAULT caught up with Soulja Boy and his crew on one of our most fun and memorable shoots this past Spring. We spoke to him about his view on the entertainment industry at large, his passion for designing and fashion, and what his fans should look forward to from him in the coming months…

FAULT: Soulja how are things? How was the European Tour?
Soulja Boy: Things are good. Europe was great, the tour was a blast, we hit up France, Germany, Netherlands. UK etc.

So can you tell us more details about PROMISE, when can fans expect that out and who are some artist your collaborating with on the tracks?
Well, I’ve been working with a lot of different producers for my fourth album. Promise is about growth and maturity for me. I worked with Sean Kingston,Yung Ill and Vinny Cha$e. Actually Vinny and I are coming out with a collaboration together called Double Cook City, watch out for that.

Soulja, some people have one clothing line – you have two: S.O.D.M.G and OCG. Can you tell us more about those lines?
Well I actually started S.O.D.M.G at 17. I’ve always been into fashion. OCG is a movement, inspired from the love of the ocean really. That label took off very quickly and infiltrated the market, we received lots of positive feedback and sales with both lines.

How would you describe your personal style?
I always keep it fresh. I try to work in vintage and customized pieces. Really love Louis Vuitton, Versace and Balmain.

 

SEE THE WHOLE SHOOT AND READ THE FULL INTERVIEW IN FAULT ISSUE 11, AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER HERE

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Production and interview by Leah Blewitt

Soulja Boy’s FAULT: Soulja Swaggers for FAULT Summer

Multi-talented singer and entrepreneur Soulja Boy is our Men’s fashion cover feature for FAULT Issue 11.

Photographer - Miguel Starcevich
Stylist/ Creative Director - Avo Yermagyan
Grooming- Anna Branson
Barber- Daronn Carr 

Special Thanks : Greg Miller & Shavana Meresha

Soulja Boy swaggers in our high-end fashion exclusive look at the 21 year old international superstar. In addition to his fascinating history, which saw him break the record as the youngest ever rapper to write and produce an international #1 (‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’), we also spoke to Soulja about his upcoming album (Promise) and his burgeoning entrepreneurial empire.

From music hits to YouTube sensation, Soulja now heads his own record label in the form of Stacks on Deck Entertainment and two ever-expanding fashion lines, from which certain pieces are featured in our shoot. That’s all without even mentioning his two upcoming feature films:  Officer Down (due for release this Summer) and a biopic on Tupac Shakur (expected this Winter).

FAULT Issue 11, featuring Soulja Boy, will be available to pre-order in mid-June. Keep your eyes on FAULT Online in the coming weeks to see more from our exclusive LA photoshoot- and the official, re-edited release of our Behind the Scenes video !