When my friend Krista of Krista Lajara Photography asked me work together on a grungy-downtown photo shoot, I was so ecstatic! She scouted all of these run-down areas that have an 80’s L.A. ambiance – colorful, strange and unique. I think the theme was well executed and I got to put my alternative modeling skills to the test. If there is one thing you should know about me, and if you haven’t learned this yet I’m about to drop some knowledge, it’s that I LOVE fashion. There are so many alternative magazines whose aesthetics involve anything and everything from youthfulness, to art, to punk, and most definitely not your average high fashion clothing.
Some of these magazines are i-D, where I got the inspiration of the hand over the eye – this magazine has made that pose, along with winking, iconic (also in the name of the magazine you can see the innuendo of the winky face emoticon), Wonderland, a playful and creative outlet for fashion, music and pop culture, Interview, an art-focused magazine which was founded by Andy Warhol, and Dazed, think punk rock, deconstructed clothing, and the British underground music scene. These magazines feature unconventional beauty, hair and makeup, designers such as Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh and Riccardo Tisci, and muses such as A$AP Rocky, Grimes, Marina Abramoviç and Willow Smith.
If you’re in the mood to see fashion, celebrities and art from a completely different perspective than Vogue or Elle, then definitely check out these magazines. Your inner misfit will rejoice! These types of magazines feature some really cool places such as Downtown L.A., the ghettos of London, the banlieues of Paris to the rural countryside of Poland in their editorials. Some of my favorite magazine shoots are in the middle of a run-down trailer park with a model decked out in high fashion. For example, here is a photo of Beyoncé eating a bowl of fruit loops in front of a trailer park for Dazed Magazine! I really feel as though this photo shoot would fit right in to one of these types of alternative fashion magazines. Now if a magazine gave me and Krista some samples of Givenchy, Rick Owens and Vetements, I think we could produce some even more killer fashion shoots 😉 a girl can dream, right?
Tell me in the comments below, what is your favorite unconventional magazine, designer, musician or artist?