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PASSION MAGAZINE (September 2009)

7 August 2009


PAGE 1 – Cover Story

PAGE 2 – The 11 Essential Basics For a Wardrobe

PAGE 3 – Mix n Match

PAGE 4 – DIY Fashion Magazine



6 July 2009

August's cover


31Agyness Deyn, one of fashion’s favorite new faces, is soaring to supermodel status and breaking all the rules along the way. Born Laura Hollins on February 16, 1983, in Littleborough, England, the sexy girl-next-door retired her given name at the urging of an agent. She borrowed “Agnes” from her grandmother and “Dean” from an old family name. Then her mom, a Reiki master, made a few spiritually inspired adjustments, and voilà! Agyness Deyn was born.

Agyness’ teenage years were sprinkled with the little successes and serendipitous moments you’ll find in any good superstar story. At 13 she won a modeling contest for a teen magazine (her grandmother submitted her photo) and in 1999 was named the Face of Rossendale by the local paper. Wise beyond her years, however, the young stunner turned down offers from modeling agencies to complete her studies. Then, while serving up fish and chips at the Village Chippy, Agyness met kindred spirit Henry Holland and the two became fast friends.

In 2004 the pair set off for London, where, living off beans and toast, they established themselves as fixtures on the London fashion scene—Holland with his iconic House of Holland slogan T-shirts, and Deyn as fashion’s new It girl.

In her breakout year, Agyness graced the pages of the world’s premier magazines and walked runways for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Zac Posen, but it was the blue-eyed beauty’s off-runway style that really got people talking. Her shocking platinum crop and unconventional menswear-inspired street style has earned her best-dressed titles and countless young followers. And, while some refer to her as the new Kate Moss, the punk pixie is anything but—she rocks a refreshing singular style all her own.

In 2007, Vogue deemed Deyn one of the “world’s next top supermodels,” and so far they seem to be right—Deyn is less fairy tale than burgeoning empire. As fame comes her way, it’s clear Deyn knows who she is as she continues to push the limits with that in-your-face style. As the face of brands like Burberry, Hugo Boss, and Anna Sui, the 2007 Model of the Year remains self-possessed and her quirky rebellious style is certainly intact.13

Like many of her supermodel predecessors, Agyness is no one-trick pony. She and pal Holland have announced plans for a collaborative jewelry collection, and in May 2008 she guest-edited i-D magazine. The New York transplant is also a singer—she fronted the single “Who” by Five O’Clock Heroes and recently formed her own band, Gene Jacket. And Agyness’ interest in music doesn’t end there: She’s engaged to Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.

As Deyn continues to reveal her seemingly never-ending talents, there’s little doubt this edgy one-of-a-kind is here to stay.



16 June 2009

July's cover


One of the highest paid models in the world, Heidi Klum is what we call a ‘mover and shaker’. Of course, she has looks that transcend time, a body that may make cloning legal and most who know her will vouch for her supremely easy-going attitude.

You may not know the name off-by-heart, but Klum is one of the most recognised models in the fashion industry and she is becoming one of those household names akin to Elle, Naomi and Claudia.VICTORIAS SECRET

Heidi Klum was born in Bergische Gladbach, a small town in Germany, on June 1, 1973. Heidi’s mother was a hairdresser and her father worked for a cosmetics company, so the fact that she was to become a model, later in life, isn’t really surprising.

When she was 18, Klum entered a local beauty contest. She managed to win, avoiding elimination as one of 25,000 girls in the contest. After gaining the title of “Model ’92”, an activity she did simply because a friend encouraged her, she inked a deal with a modelling agency. The rest is history as she became one of the most wanted models around.

The point that many attribute to Klum’s global success was her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Getting on the cover was a huge coup for the German model, but the issue also had one of the highest sell-through rates, too.

After moving to New York city, she was chosen to model for Victoria’s Secret. This pretty much guarantees you future success as a model. And it did.

She has appeared in such publications as Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated (four times!) and even on TV shows like Spin City and Sex and the City. She is also a regular on live talk shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman and the Jay Leno show. Is there anything Heidi can’t do?

heidi_klum-5350In 1997, she married Australian celebrity hairstylist, Ric Pipino and the two spend their time living in America and Germany – but what about Australia, Ric!?

Heidi Klum is one of those people who, once you cast your gaze across her finely formed visage, you won’t easily forget. But despite being one of the world’s sexiest babes, she still manages to affect people with her bubbly personality.

Rather than sneering at everyone and throwing chairs at photographers, she chats with her fans, jokes around with the media and loves to laugh. According to many, part of her sexiness is attributable to her jovial attitude – and we tend to agree!

She is 5’10” tall and, rather than adopting the ultra-skinny look, Klum manages to impress with voluptuous curves and that rather imposing figure. She is all natural with amazing legs, an ice-melting smile and delightfully happy hips. What more can we say – there’s nothing quite like German engineering.

From a recent Victoria’s Secret shoot comes one of our favourite Klum kwotes: “You should spend your money on some nice lingerie. Big wool cotton pants, that just doesn’t work. You have to feel sexy.”

Heidi will continue to shine in the fashion industry and though she’s not as young as say Adriana Lima, she still has a lot of steam left in her. Keep an eye for this one, she’s not going anywhere! Oh, and don’t forget, if you happen to meet her at the supermarket, her surname is pronounced ‘kloom’. I’ll never make that mistake again…



13 May 2009

June's cover


mary-kate-olsen-460_786449cMary-Kate’s love for fashion didn’t come from reading magazines or even shopping, “For me, [fashion] really started by looking at people. When you’re walking down the street, or you’re at a restaurant, someone catches your eye because they have their own look. It goes way beyond what they’re wearing-into their mannerisms, the way they smile, or just the way they hold themselves.” Mary-Kate also credits being a twin to her late-blooming fashion gene. “Until we were 13 or 14, if my sister and I did an appearance, we would be wearing the same outfit,” says MK. But, for as long as she can remember, she and Ashley have had different taste. “Ashley was more into florals and baggier clothes.” Mary-Kate on the other hand, always had the more outrageous taste. “I think my first favorite clothing item was a pair of spandex shorts with fringe on them! Leopard and white spandex.” And thanks to their petite size, they’ve always thought about how clothing fits. “When I was young, clothes were really just about what fit, because Ashley and I were so tiny. So I understood fit before I understood style.” As for their lines The Row and Elizabeth and James, they move through the design process together. “An idea will come, whether it’s from a movie or a person or a character or a place . . . Then we go through color, silhouettes, and fabric. We sort of put it all together, finding the common threads,” says Mary-Kate.