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Hannah Nicole is Happy | Southport, United Kingdom

  With so much to consider, I search for inspiration and direction. Placing myself in the presence of beauty automatically opens me up to the more  pleasant things about life. It could be the beauty of a person, beauty spread across an amazing natural landscape, or beauty in brilliant and creative...

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All Sides of Kitty D | Columbus, Ohio

While immensely enjoying a peanut butter and jelly crepe, my thoughts head in the direction of contrast. Seemingly unfitting components coming together was creating something new. I have with me Kitty D. Kitty is an old interview, but her story still deserves to be told. And why not. I won't...

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Irony featuring Marissa Kilgore | Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  Irony... Wintry weather confronts me as I head to my favorite Starbucks to escape people and join the world of words and wonder. Irony... A photographer becomes a model. "I'm a photographer by trade and whenever I'd spend time with my mentors or at workshops they'd always ask me why...

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Life Changes ft. Jolie Dacosta | Bronx, NY

  Change is good some say. I guess it all depends on what you want. For Puerto Rican Bronx resident Jolie Dacosta, the changes that came with her decision to model were both good and bad. "My life has changed," she says. "I'm always busy, my popularity went from 0 to...

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Andrea Blake's Awakening | Central - Utah, United States

  Shy and quiet. She would go about her day, chin-to-chest and eyes down; avoiding eye contact. This was many years ago, before modeling, before the photo shoots, outfits and events. Back then she was less colorful, traveled about dressed in all black. “I just didn’t want to be noticed,” she...

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Danielle McConnell's Cutest Ideals | Ogden, Utah

  It’s been a long day. Looking for a little peace of mind, I settle in front of my laptop, the cacophony of reality spills from the television as a popular supposed non-scripted program airs. That’s not reality. My reality revolves a constant search for all that is beautiful. True beauty....

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Something in Life w. Jimena Vazquez | Austin, Texas

  “If I really want something in life,” the angel before us begins, “I will never give up to get there.” Hi-end tastes drive her ambition. “Armani, Maison Valantino, Chanel, Dolce Gabbana,” she mentions almost casually as the brands she would love to one...

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Curvy Curriculum w. Charlee Carlton | Arizona, USA

  "Perfect physical beauty would be these features,” begins our newest angel. “Long dark hair, doe eyes that are light in color, plump lips, and perfect brows… and curves. Although, to be truly beautiful one should also have a beautiful heart.” A heart of beauty may not be recognized by most,...

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Rhoma Lavenza Bares All | Waverly, New York

  Sitting in a Prêt A Manger in Times Square, I indulge my inner passions; writing, communicating; not mere talking, but actual communication, pondering ‘heaven on earth’, the search for beauty.  Beauty is no longer hard to find, my eye has become keen, adept at discovering beauty whenever, wherever. However, communicating...

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Never-Never Land featuring Jacqui Childs | Toronto Canada

  She has managed to stay the same since she was a little girl; there is no difference in her now than when she was growing up. It's as if she grew up in Never-Never Land. She is all Canadian, English and Scottish being her family origins, but Canada raised her....

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Happiness is Beauty with Aouxe | London, UK

  In London, fresh off vacation an angel answers questions posed by an inquiring mind; a mind focused on the beauty of the world. With this mindset, the inquirer sees a worthy subject in her. “Beauty,” she says, “cannot exist without harmony and happiness. Being happy makes you the most beautiful...

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Christine Lee's Short and Sweet Tale | North Hollywood, California

  When a woman decides to model, becoming a public figure, the transition requires sacrifices. “I had to give up on studying and having a 9-5 job,” says Christine Lee, who got into modeling as a suggestion by a past associate. “My former make-up artist helped me to be featured on...

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Elizaveta Porodina's Illustrative Photography | Munich, Germany PDF Print E-mail
Arts and Culture - Photography
Written by Bless Theangels   
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Elizaveta Porodina is a freelance fashion photographer with the mind of an illustrator. Based in Munich, Germany, her work is vivid, impactful and cinematic and I fell immediately in love. Blending the flare of traditional fashion photography with the aesthetics of graphic design and illustration, Elizaveta's body of work is anything short of amazing as each frame takes one to another dimension. Here we have images derived from three of her projects "Poison Ivy, Weltraumober and Hokkus Pokus." Have a look.

 

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Olivia Nguyen's Biggest Fears | Columbus, Ohio PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless Theangels" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in the NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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Many of us have fears, fears that we have to conquer or accept. Please excuse the somber tone of the words as they come together, expressing thoughts of mine and those of the angels I interview. My biggest fear is of not living up to my full potential; therefore I am unafraid trying things most wouldn’t. For our current angel, Olivia Nguyen, her biggest fear is of losing those that she loves most. “I’d be wreck,” she says. I have been losing those closest to me for a very long time which acclimated me to the pain of burying a loved one so early that a fear never developed. Instead a desire to live life to its fullest festered and fear has become nothing more than a precursor to action.

 

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Wild "Water Wigs" by Tim Tadder PDF Print E-mail
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Advertising photographer Tim Tadder is a 'visual communicator' who has worked with Adidas, Gatorade, X Box and Budweiser to name a few. Here we have his "Water Wigs" series. For Angels Playpen we have only decided to show you the 'angels' but the entire collection includes men donning the watery headdresses. Take a look at the ladies.

 

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So Special - Aubrey Nicole | Massachusetts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless Theangels" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in the NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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From a small town in western Massachusetts we have Aubrey. “I have lived here all my life,” she mentions offhandedly. I sit in a public library, city and state I will keep secret. Aubrey is with me, her essence the reason for these words. Aubrey loves travelling, as do I. A trip is always an adventure for me, however random or planned they may be. “By far the best thing about my city is that everything is only an hour or so away,” Aubrey talks more of the town in which she resides. “The best ski resorts, some awesome beaches, Vermont in the fall is amazing. There is always something right around the corner to be exploring and doing!”

 

 

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The Golden Moon | Hong Kong, China PDF Print E-mail
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The "Golden Moon" is a temporary architectural construct that revisits the concept of a Chinese lantern. On display in Hong Kong's Victoria Park for six days, it was developed for the 2012 Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Wonderland in just eleven days. The Golden Moon also pays homage to the legend of Moon Goddess Chang'e who can only meet her husband Houyi on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the passionate burning love between them are represented by mock flames. Check it out the Golden Moon by LEAD.

 

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Like No Other Angel - Cavel | Bowie, Maryland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless Theangels" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in the NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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She never leaves home without mascara, lip gloss, money, keys and perfume. This, to me, signifies her concern with appearance, odor and access.  The simple joy of being alive makes her a kindred spirit. “[You] never know when it’s your time to go so I live each to its fullest,” Cavel, the Trinidadian beauty living in Bowie, Maryland tells me. Passionate about raising her daughter, family and achieving success, the flip-side of dedication is a developing fear of failure. “Not being there for my daughter and not being successful for her,” are the biggest fears she knows, not surprising given where her passions lie.

 

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Wooden Mosaic Sculptures by Haroshi | Japan PDF Print E-mail
Arts and Culture - Art
Written by Bless Bey   
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"Without Skateboarding I Am Nothing." These capitalized words introduce us to self-taught Japanese artist and skateboard enthusiast, Haroshi when visiting his website. "To Haroshi," the sites proclaims proudly, "his art pieces are equal to his skateboards, and that means they are his life itself. They're his communication tool with both himself and the outside world." Recycling discarded skateboards, "His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaics, dots, and pixels; where each element, cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles and shaven into form of the final art piece." Take a look.

 

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The Travels of Cara Parrish | Morgantown, West Virginia PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless Theangels" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in the NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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She claims Morgantown, West Virginia, as her hometown. She does this mostly out of a sense of nostalgia. “I’ve lived there the longest and it has my heart,” Cara Parrish says. “I spent my youth jumping from tiny country town to tiny country town throughout West Virginia. I don’t live anywhere in particular right now. I lead a gypsy life.” Acting whenever possible, participating in various photo shoots, traveling and hosting events are pretty much all she does. “The best thing about the town I claim is that Morgantown is a completely unique place. It’s a college town but not in the way most places are college towns. Morgantown is completely consumed by its university and students which are predominantly from other states. Being a ‘townie’ makes you a rare commodity of sorts.”

 

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6th 1448 Houghton Estate | Johannesburg, South Africa PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - Architecture
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In Houghton Estate, a well-off suburb Johannesburg, situated on a gentle slope is the '6th 1448' family compound made up of two new houses built side-by-side. "Indoor-outdoor living flows on to a generous pool and garden environment," says the designers' website. SAOTA - Stephen Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects is the firm responsible with ANTONI Associates handling the interior. Artwork curated by South African artists Lyndi Sales and Philip Barlow can be found throughout the house along with bespoke furniture designed by OKHA Interiors.

 

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Self-Made Model - Christie Gabriel | Chicago, Illinois PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless Theangels" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in the NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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With so much occupying our minds these days, a good conversation where both parties are truly heard is heaven on earth to me. For the many that bravely follow my narrative and these beautiful angels who create the context, our exchanges themselves are examples of good conversation. No judging though criticism is expected. What else would we expect from public discourse? Still, honest questions provoke honest answers and a dialogue is formed out of a need for self-expression. “Hearing about how other people express themselves through art in its various forms is very interesting to me,” says Christie Gabriel, a stunning and erudite model from the Chicago area; a perfect balance of beauty and brains. I think I’m in love.

 

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