The modern woman is sophisticated, independent and strong. Lauren and Noni embody the ladies of today wearing structured silk and satin pieces in bold colors paired with expensive fall coats.
photography FEDERICO LECCE @federicoleccephotographer
styling MARCO COSTA @marcocosta21
model RICCARDO GHIRALDINI @rikyghira @ INDEPENDENT MODEL MANAGEMENT
hair MARCO COSTA @marcocosta21
makeup MARCO COSTA @marcocosta21
by TY CHEN @alittlebitazn
photographed by MARIYA STANGL @mariyastanglphoto
I arrived outside Madame Siam in Hollywood the eve of the Desnudo Italia Autumn Issue Launch Party, eager to celebrate our biggest issue of the year. Off Hollywood Boulevard, the venue has been host to many fashion icons including Jeremy Scott, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jordan Barrett and Ellen von Unwerth, so we thought it was fitting for Desnudo Magazine's first party. Decorated with a sideshow theme, the basement club had the perfect indie-cool atmosphere.
It was the first party for the Desnudo Global Brand, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. My nerves quickly settled as guests started trickling in, and pretty soon we were packed with designers, models, agents, and close friends who came to celebrate the success of our magazine. The crowd was vibrant, enjoying great music and complimentary drinks by El Silencio artisanal Mezcal.
It wasn't long before Shaun Ross arrived at his private table, decorated with complimentary beauty products gifted by Mattson Global, where he started the night with a bottle of champagne, of course. He celebrated the success of his cover with his close friends consisting of musicians and models like Michał Szpak and Margie Plus.
As the party was nearing its end, Shaun made sure he grabbed the giant printout of his cover, shot by the talented Raen Badua, and he insisted on getting it framed. We couldn't be more happy with the success of our first launch party and can't wait for more to come.
Latinx is a new gender-neutral term used in lieu of Latino or Latina. It is fantastic that we are now part of the conversation, and yet, we ‘Latinx’ still struggle with educational advance- ment, incarceration, teenage pregnancy, police brutality, dis- crimination, crime and violence, low literacy, immigration and labor exploitation, etc., and gender nouns are not the only priority.