Remark Magazine March/April 2014

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Team Credits:

  • Model: Sabine @ Next Models, Los Angeles
  • Stylist: Vanessa Mancos @ DGREPS
  • Makeup: Phoebe Dawson @ DGREPS
  • Hair: Carina Tafulu @ DGREPS
  • Nails: Summer Bryant

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Ian Colletti of RAKE at FoxTV for Glamoholic Magazine Issue #25

As Seen in GLAMOHOLIC Magazine Issue #25 Pages 110-113

Ian Colletti of RAKE on FoxTV by Benjo Arwas

Ian Colletti of RAKE on FoxTV by Benjo Arwas

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Before every shoot, to better capture the character, personality and to warm up without all the makeup and the fanciness.

Pre-shoot contact sheet!

Contact Sheet by Benjo Arwas

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Bryce Vine by Benjo Arwas for Fashionisto Exclusive

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by Benjo Arwas

Bryce in Focus–Photographer Benjo Arwas and stylist Wilford Lenov come together for a new exclusive featuring music artist Bryce Vine. Initially introduced to us on the first season of The Glee Project, Vine, who is represented by The Complex Group has emerged as a solo music artist. Building up quite the following  in the early stages of his career, Vine fills us in on his background, music, tour with Karmin and upcoming plans. / Grooming by Nicole Chew. Assistance by William Navarro.

Bryce wears pullover Joyrich, button-up Paulie Gibson, pants American Apparel and fedora Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears pullover Joyrich, button-up Paulie Gibson, pants American Apparel and fedora Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears blazer Topman, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants American Apparel.

Bryce wears blazer Topman, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants American Apparel.

When did you know music was your artistic medium of choice?

I was thirteen years old when I watched a comedy special of Steven Lynch who sang and played hysterical original songs on acoustic guitar. For the first time, I thought to myself I wanna do that. I’d always had an appreciation for musicians and live music but, for some odd reason, that was the first thing that sparked my interest in learning to write and play guitar.

Do you get nervous before a performance or competition?

There’s a moment, right before I hit the stage, I get that free fall sensation. Like that moment of suspension right when the roller coaster begins to drop. It’s immediately scary, then moments later it’s purely exhilarating.

Bryce wears button-up Paulie Gibson, graphic club jacket Joyrich, pants Zara and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears button-up Paulie Gibson, graphic club jacket Joyrich, pants Zara and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears denim blazer Jean Paul Gaultier from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich, pants Paulie Gibson and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears denim blazer Jean Paul Gaultier from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich, pants Paulie Gibson and snapback Urban Outfitters.

How was competing for The Glee Project different than other competitions you might have been in?

To be honest, I’d never watched Glee before The Glee Project. I was at school in Boston at Berklee when I heard about it so a lot of kids were auditioning. My mom called me one night asking if I was trying out. I said no, but she insisted so I rapped and sang Gold Digger to my laptop camera and sent it in minutes before the auditions closed. It was crazy. I really had no idea what would come of it. The only competitions I’d ever been in were with my high school punk band so yeah, very different.

Bryce wears suit Marc Jacobs and button-up Topman.

Bryce wears suit Marc Jacobs and button-up Topman.

What did it mean to you to be validated by a judging panel to be part of season one of The Glee Project?

Well that’s exactly what it was; validation. Berklee is an easy place to feel discouraged in your own ability because theres SO much talent. There were times I felt unworthy of having been accepted at all; another reason I almost didn’t audition for The Glee Project. But numbers don’t lie, so finding out I was one of only twelve kids in the world out of forty thousand auditions was definitely the reassurance I needed at the time.

Bryce wears shirt American Apparel, club jacket Joyrich and pants Marc Jacobs.

Bryce wears shirt American Apparel, club jacket Joyrich and pants Marc Jacobs.

What is the biggest take away from participating with the other contestants?

The biggest take is the other contestants. We became a family. I see Damian, Sam, and Hannah the most now but we’ve all managed to keep well in touch. Second biggest take away: learning to not give a shit. Having been the first one kicked off for attitude, I caught a lot of heat from fans. Most people hated me and my voice and they made sure to express that online haha. It fucked my confidence up all over again for a little while. Then at some point I said to myself…dude…who gives a fuck? Turns out that was the right question cuz I stopped caring about being liked and started back up making the music I wanted to make. Now I’m at the point where negative comments literally don’t effect me at all. It’s fucking awesome; something I owe completely to The Glee Project.

Bryce wears suit Hugo Boss, pullover Joyrich and snapback Young & Reckless.

Bryce wears suit Hugo Boss, pullover Joyrich and snapback Young & Reckless.

Bryce wears suit Marc Jacobs, button-up Topman and shoes YRU from Style House 13.

Bryce wears suit Marc Jacobs, button-up Topman and shoes YRU from Style House 13.

We look at artists today and see them rushing through there careers, sometime so fast that mistakes can take them two steps back. Since The Glee Project, it seems that you have been focused on polishing your craft and your art. Take us through life after.

Well let’s see. I spent almost a year sleeping on the couch at Damian and Cameron’s apartment in Los Angeles. Acting wild, Over-Drinking, over-partying, stressed out, out of shape, and nearly broke. Still writing and recording with my friend Nick, but the songs weren’t getting us enough attention, so I felt even more stagnant. About a year and half ago I got a call from one of my best buds Nolan from college. He’d recently gotten signed as a producer under the Grammy winning team, The Messengers. He believed I had huge potential to be great and hashed out a plan to start developing my sound as an artist with him producing the music. He got me a personal trainer, voice lessons, and introduced me to Matt Maltese and Nils Gums, who became my managers. Now my team and I have gotten really good at doing as much as we can on our own and keeping things moving at the right pace. We’re not really worried about talking to labels yet either. We are all confident in myself and the music so we feel no need to rush anything.

Can you tell us more about your tour with Karmin?

It’s a fifteen show national tour to promote Karmin’s upcoming record, Pulses. We started in Baltimore and are working our way back to the west coast. It’s my first tour and I couldn’t be more excited. Karmin is super amazing especially live and I really appreciate them letting me open for them.

Bryce wears leather jacket Diesel from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants Ralph Lauren from Style House 13.

Bryce wears leather jacket Diesel from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants Ralph Lauren from Style House 13.

Aside from performing with Karmin, are your followers expecting an album soon?

I released the music video for my song “Where The Wild Things Are” which was shot in Chicago. Also my first music video for my song “Take Me Home”. Both on my YouTube channel. I also have my first EP “Lazy Fair”.

Bryce wears button-up Paulie Gibson, graphic club jacket Joyrich, pants Zara and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears button-up Paulie Gibson, graphic club jacket Joyrich, pants Zara and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears leather jacket Diesel from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants Ralph Lauren from Style House 13.

Bryce wears leather jacket Diesel from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants Ralph Lauren from Style House 13.

Bryce wears blazer Topman, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants American Apparel.

Bryce wears blazer Topman, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants American Apparel.

Who are some of your musical inspirations from the past and present?

I’m inspired heavily by the music of the 90s. Artists back then just wrote great songs and didn’t seem to take themselves so seriously. I don’t think most of the radio songs these days will still resonate with people ten years from now the way 90s hits do today. I’m hugely influenced by the vibe and lyrics of The Beatles, Third Eye Blind, Kid Cudi, Blink 182, Incubus, Jamie T, Motion City Soundtrack and Drake.

Bryce wears graphic baseball tee Joyrich from Half Man, pants American Apparel and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears graphic baseball tee Joyrich from Half Man, pants American Apparel and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Collaborations seem to be a thing that artists tend to explore through different mediums, are you expecting any collaborations for the coming year?

Absolutely! I would love to get a Aaron Bruno (AwolNation) or Tyler the Creator feature. I also really wanna work with Chance The Rapper, Wallpaper, Frank Ocean and New Politics. It would be cool to do another collab with G-Eazy too.

How do you balance your music with your other obligations?

Luckily right now music really is my one obligation. Like everything in my schedule revolves around it. I run at the gym so I won’t run out of breath on stage. I go out with friends on the weekend to a new place to see if it sparks writing inspiration. I love women but I don’t have time for a girlfriend so yeah…I really have no other obligations.

Fashion, just like music goes through seasons and through changes. What’s going on with your personal style?

My clothing style has already evolved greatly with the help of my man Wilford Lenov. My closet is full of shit I never would have tried on a year ago. Some are my favorite items. My music changes as I change. New experiences, unexpected events, new memories, old memories, new mistakes, old habits, new lessons, friends, love interests…all of it plays a part in what I make. All I know is that I haven’t written my best song yet…but I really hope I’ve written my worst.

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Tal Berkovich for FACTICE Magazine #22

Tal Berkovich for FACTICE Magazine #22

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  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: William Navarro
  • Model: Tal Berkovitch @ Selekt Media Management
  • Stylist: Wilford Lenov
  • Stylist Assistant: Olivia Villa
  • Hair: Guy Levi
  • Makeup: Yaniv Katzav
  • Video and Editing: Miguel Duran
  • Special Thanks to Michael H Scott for the Location

Featured Designers and Brands: Michael Costello,Jared Jamin, Charles Albert, A. Che, Monique Leshman, Vallmare, Samantha Wills, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Dar Sara, Dior, Marion Ayonote, Guess.

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MARGAUX BROOKE FOR FAULT MAGAZINE

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Fashion story featuring one of the top models in the LA scene – Marguax Brooke. Margaux was super fun to photograph, her diversity in poses, how she pulled out the story and showed the designs was a treat to myself, our team, and the lens.

Thanks FAULT Magazine for featuring us one more time and sharing our work, we are love being a part of it and 2014 is quiet promising so far.

Special thanks to all the contributors designers, the showrooms and Ali Levine for making the story so HAUTE and well styled.

Photographer: Benjo Arwas
Fashion Stylist: Ali Levine
Model: Margaux Brooke @ Wilhelmina Los Angeles
Makeup: Jenna Garagiola
Hair: Karl Chan
Photo Assistants: Ron Borkin and Gali Sharabani

Bariano black dress Black and silver crop jacket by Suzanne Lays

Bariano black dress
Black and silver crop jacket by Suzanne Lays

Shekar rahate black dress with red Black – ellie shoes Adolfo Sanchez -red blazer silver cuff by a.v. Max Katie by design – rings

Shekar rahate black dress with red
Black – ellie shoes
Adolfo Sanchez -red blazer
silver cuff by a.v. Max
Katie by design – rings

Margaux Brooke by Benjo Arwas

Necklaces – Monique leshman black onesie by Suzanne lays Gentlefawn -jacket checkered pants by Romeo and Juliet Bettie page by Ellie – black and white shoes

Necklaces – Monique leshman
black onesie by Suzanne lays
Gentlefawn -jacket
checkered pants by Romeo and Juliet
Bettie page by Ellie – black and white shoes

Margaux Brooke by Benjo Arwas

As Above

Moday black dress Lloyd Klein – leopard coat Black booties -sole society Gold earrings – pame designs Gold and silver cuff by a.v. Max

Moday black dress
Lloyd Klein – leopard coat
Black booties -sole society
Gold earrings – pame designs
Gold and silver cuff by a.v. Max

Margaux Brooke by Benjo Arwas

Lloyd Klein orange dress Black blazer by house of eleven Devon Leigh black bracelet Devon Leigh gold ring Ellie – black shoes

Lloyd Klein orange dress
Black blazer by house of eleven
Devon Leigh black bracelet
Devon Leigh gold ring
Ellie – black shoes

Blue dress by Adolfo Sanchez Blazer – by house of eleven Silver cuff – by pame designs Silver feather earrings - Heather Gardner Malibu Sole society – black booties

Blue dress by Adolfo Sanchez
Blazer – by house of eleven
Silver cuff – by pame designs
Silver feather earrings -
Heather Gardner Malibu
Sole society – black booties

Margaux Brooke by Benjo Arwas

Adrianna papell dress Nami – Sarah nami – black and white blazer Adolfo shoes by Obi Cymatica Devon Leigh earrings Boera ring from Rachel meis

Adrianna papell dress
Nami – Sarah nami – black and white blazer
Adolfo shoes by Obi Cymatica
Devon Leigh earrings
Boera ring from Rachel meis

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Elena Sanchez “Hunger Games:Catching Fire” Exclusive Inteview for Glamoholic Magazine, Dec 2013

As Seen In GLAMOHOLIC Magazine #24 Pages 50-54

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

  • Talent: Elena Sanchez
  • Fashion Styling: Ali Levine
  • Hair: Paul Desmarre @ Opus Beauty
  • Makeup: Alexandra Schafer @ Opus Beauty

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I wanted to create something to share with everyone, so here we go – a beauty story that features top model Emily Ruhl @ Vision Los Angeles along with some great makeup work by Phoebe Dawson.
For the story – I photographed it in water with different colors to add diversity for the mood and feeling of the upcoming year and the past year’s resolutions. Red for Love, Blue for Freshness, Yellow for Energy, Green for Nature and Peace, White/Clean for a Clear Mind and Creativity.
So I wish you a Happy New Year, best blessings and wishes, and keep the creativity up! Don’t let yourself get burnt out and once you have a vision – create it. You will not be sorry about it. I hope that 2014 will be a great year for all of you with productivity in many spectrums and ways. Many new things are about to come in my personal life, and in my creative life – so stay tuned.
Cheers and love!
Benjo

Model: Emily Ruhl @ Vision
Photographer: Benjo Arwas http://www.benjoarwas.com
Makeup: Phoebe Dawson using MAC
Nails: Khiara Rossi
Video and Assistant: Tony Delgadillo @ Gearmark Pictures

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Benjo Arwas

Featured in FACTICE Magazine

Model: Emily Ruhl @ Vision Los Angeles
Photographer: Benjo Arwas // http://www.benjoarwas.com
Makeup: Phoebe Dawson using MAC
Nails: Khiara Rossi
Video and Assistant: Tony Delgadillo @ Gearmark Pictures