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PhotogenicsMAG Issue No. 6


Kablaaahw!!! Dropping the 6th issue feels so good, you guys, but I also feel like I just birthed a child.  Again, a big high five and sincerest gratitude to everyone who contributed.  I’m stoked to have you all as colleagues and homies.

For all you Spotifiers, I made a quick playlist of all the tunes I was listening to while laying out this issue.  You can find me under Melanie deJesus and the playlist is called PhotogenicsMAG Issue No.6.  And if you’re not already on Spotify, you should be.  For real.  It’s EVERYTHING.

To everyone who follows Photogenics, have a bitchin’ end of the summer and get ready for our fall issue.  Lots of surprises to come.  - M-


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LOOK.BOOK.LOVE (Vol.4)…For Love + Lemons

It’s Monday. BLEH. Really…The worst day of the week, but while so many people out there are grinning and bearing through the day, begrudgingly going through the motions, I get to come to work and look at pretty photos all day and then go make music when I’m done.  #sorrynotsorry.  Not a bad way to start off another week, and for that I am tremendously grateful.  There’s something to be said about getting to do the things you love for a living, so to everyone reading this: We have to dream big. Settling is not an option. Our sanity depends on it…and so on and so forth.

It’s a LOOK.BOOK.LOVE kind of day, and I’ve decided to feature our babe-of-all-babes, Daria P. in “Cry Baby” For Love and Lemons Summer ’13 shot by Zoey Grossman.  Another on-point concept styled by Nasty Gal senior stylist and Purse’n Boots blogger, Ashley Glorioso.  …and damn, girl. THOSE LIPS!!! I want it all.

So here we are with another Monday under our belts.  Let’s just brace ourselves for the week ahead and be eternally grateful for the good, shall we? What other way is there? -M-

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“LOVE is my religion” – Chloe

DRIES VAN NOTEN feature in i-D Magazine…the Q&A Issue







Also check out my i-Profile on i-D online by clicking the image below:


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LOOK.BOOK.LOVE (Vol.1)…Chapter…

So, check it.  I’m all about giving props where props are due.  I think I’ve even used that line in a previous post…maybe a few different posts…and I’ll keep saying it. #IDGAF.  It feels good to give dabs because I know what it’s like to pour your heart and soul into something until you’re lying there bleeding all over the floor.  I know.  It’s a little dramatic, but creatives can attest.  Seriously, that’s how it feels.  It’s funny, we all say we do it for the love or for the art, but come on.  Sometimes it’s nice to be recognized for a job well done.

It’s undeniable that lately our family of clients have been stepping it up artistically for what we used to dismiss as “unusable images.”  Now, a look book is an inspired, editorial take on line sheets, a creative outlet for many brands who are looking to make their distinctive stamp known and not forgotten.  So, I’ve decided to add a section to our blog to showcase the best of the best.

Welcome to LOOK.BOOK.LOVE (Vol. 1)

First up:  a new men’s brand called Chapter headed by our buddy and creative director, Devin Carlson.  It’s actually been out for a while, but it’s the one that inspired me to do these posts in the first place. So here it is.  Look on, and get lost…

Photography by Jimmy Fontaine, Model: Clinton

Don’t forget to follow them on instagram for more daily imagery @joinchapter 

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photoGENICSmag…ISSUE No.4

I am ECSTATIC and so proud to announce that Issue No.4 is finally out.

Thank you to everyone who contributed. We <3 you long time.  Xx .M. xX

Issue No.4 Promo



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Photogenics Mag FALL ’12 Exclusive Editorials

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a new day for SAINT LAURENT…

I feel like fashion enthusiasts all over the world are waiting patiently, yet not so patiently at all in anticipation.  They’re waiting to catch a glimpse of Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for the design house formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent.  What will he bring to such an already legendary giant in the fashion world?  Will it RULE super hard, or will it fall short of great expectations?

As a huge fan of French-born Hedi Slimane and his work as a designer and photographer, I have no doubt that this collection will mark the start of a brand new chapter in French fashion.  The change seems well-received, and honestly, perhaps this injection of So-Cal love will do Paris some good.  Whether people know it or not, California is such an incredibly awe-inspiring place to create, and there’s a reason Hedi has made it his home for the past 6 years.  It’s my home, our home, and I’m excited to see if he brings a piece of it back home with him as the new creative director of Saint Laurent.

In the meantime, I’m catching up on some Hedi Slimane Diary and peeping editorials like this recent story he did for Vogue Homme Japan to get ready for an inspiring show and a stellar first collection.



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preview…CAROLA by Carolina Palmgren

OK, so I’m really excited about this one.  A couple months ago, I asked Carolina Palmgren to shoot a fun Fall story for me in New York featuring our firecracker of a model, Carola Remer, and now I finally get to give you all a little sneak peak.  I couldn’t be more stoked about the stellar team and collaborators:  stylist and fashion editor Angela Esteban Librero of METAL MAGAZINE, make-up artist  Fredrik Stambro @ Streeters, and hair stylist Shawn Mount.

Stay tuned for the full story set to release next week.


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i-D: The Just Kids Issue NO.320

We first met Kelly Mittendorf when she was just a kid from Arizona paying visits to LA to get her development on, and now she’s all grown up!

Kelly… it’s all so MAJOR and we’re so stoked for you!!!

Check out the latest i-D covers shot by Terry Richardson featuring Kelly, Charlotte Free, and Cara Delevingne.


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“PARTY GIRLS” by Greg Kadel for Numero August 2012…

Featuring Caroline Nielsen and our very own CHARLOTTE CAREY!!!

Elizabeth Sulcer (Fashion Editor/Stylist), Ward Stegerhoek (Hair Stylist), Lisa Houghton (Make-up Artist), Kiyo Okada (Manicurist)

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