Madison Beer for FACTICE Magazine Fall 16 Cover

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Model: Madison Beer
  • Stylist: Wilford Lenov at Celestine
  • Makeup:Nicole Chew at Art Department
  • Hair: Ashley Hall at Art Department
  • Nails: Sarah Chue at Exclusive Artists Management
  • Florist: Marcial

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Runway Magazine – Summer 2014

“Einfach” for Summer Issue 14′ of RUNWAY Magazine

  • Model: Ksenia @ Vision Models Los Angeles
  • Assistant: Renuka Retnaswamy
  • Styling: Wilford Lenov
  • Makeup: Nicole Chew @ Celestine Agency
  • Hair: Juanita Lyon @ Celestine Agency
  • Retouching: Studio GK

RUNWAY Summer Issue RUNWAY Summer Issue by Benjo Arwas RUNWAY Summer Issue by Benjo Arwas RUNWAY Summer Issue by Benjo Arwas

 

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Ryan Paevey exclusive for The Fashionisto

Fashionisto Exclusive: Ryan Paevey by Benjo Arwas

Ryan wears shirt Hudson and blazer Jenny Schwartz.

Ryan wears shirt Hudson and blazer Jenny Schwartz.

Save Today – For his latest shoot session, photographer Benjo Arwas catches up with California native and actor Ryan Paevey. You may recognize the young actor from Christina Aguilera’s Your Body music video or if you are addicted to daytime, his role on ABC soap opera GeneralHospital as Detective Nathan West. Here, Arwas captures the model turned actor in a series of accessible looks styled by Wilford Lenov for the laid-back guy on the go, who still needs that professional edge. / Grooming by Nicole Chew.

Ryan wears pullover Christian Dior from Stylehouse13 and pants Burberry Britt.

Ryan wears pullover Christian Dior from Stylehouse13 and pants Burberry Britt.

Ryan wears t-shirt Jacob Holston, pants American Apparel and vintage leather jacket Dior from Stylehouse13.

Ryan wears t-shirt Jacob Holston, pants American Apparel and vintage leather jacket Dior from Stylehouse13.

Ryan wears t-shirt Jacob Holston.

Ryan wears t-shirt Jacob Holston.

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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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“Late Afternoon” for GLASSBook Magazine


As Seen in GLASSBOOK Magazine

Photographer: Benjo Arwas
Stylist: Wilford Lenov
Makeup Artist: Tomy Rivero
Hair Stylist: Gema Silva
Model: Simha H. (Wilhelmina Models, Los Angeles)
Assistant: William Navaro

Top & ring: Topshop, Vest: Anthony Franco, Skirt: American Apparel, Bag: Moonisa, Necklace: Kurine Sultan

Top & ring: Topshop, Vest: Anthony Franco, Skirt: American Apparel, Bag: Moonisa, Necklace: Kurine Sultan

Top: TopShop, Coat & skirt: Anthony Franco, Gloves: Galeana Designs, Cuff: Charles Albert, Hat: American Apparel

Top: TopShop, Coat & skirt: Anthony Franco, Gloves: Galeana Designs, Cuff: Charles Albert, Hat: American Apparel

left – Romper: sen couture, Top & skirt: American apparel, Coat: Skin Graft, Shoes & earrings: TopShop / right – Top: TopShop, Coat & skirt: Anthony Franco, Gloves: Galeana Designs, Cuff: Charles Albert, Hat: American Apparel

left – Romper: sen couture, Top & skirt: American apparel, Coat: Skin Graft, Shoes & earrings: TopShop / right – Top: TopShop, Coat & skirt: Anthony Franco, Gloves: Galeana Designs, Cuff: Charles Albert, Hat: American Apparel

Dress: house of devali, Gloves: Anthony Franco, Cuff: M.C.L, Bag: Moonisa, Ring: TopShop

Dress: house of devali, Gloves: Anthony Franco, Cuff: M.C.L, Bag: Moonisa, Ring: TopShop

left – Dress: house of devali, Top: Anthony Franco, Necklace: Moonsia, Long necklace: Baccarat, Hat: Stylist’s Own / right – Dress: Anthony Franco, Gloves: Galeana Designs, Cuff: Mariana jewelry

left – Dress: house of devali, Top: Anthony Franco, Necklace: Moonsia, Long necklace: Baccarat, Hat: Stylist’s Own / right – Dress: Anthony Franco, Gloves: Galeana Designs, Cuff: Mariana jewelry

Dress: Anthony Franco, Gloves: Galeana Designs, Cuff: Mariana jewelry

Dress: Anthony Franco, Gloves: Galeana Designs, Cuff: Mariana jewelry

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Chris Brown for THE FASHIONISTO Exclusive

As Seen @ The Fashionisto

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Easy Dressing–Wilhelmina Los Angeles model Chris Brown graces our pages once more, connecting with photographer Benjo Arwas for an exclusive. Easily transitioning from casual fundamentals such as a denim jacket or pair of jeans to a tailored blazer, Chris embraces an easy contemporary style as pulled together by Wilford Lenov. / Photo assistance by Sidney Kraemer. Style assistance by Alan Montes and Marlen Portillo.

Chris wears button-down shirt Topman, trousers Armani Collezioni, blazer Topman, tie Oscar de la Renta and belt stylist’s own.
Chris wears long sleeve tee American Apparel, trousers Armani Collezioni and belt stylist’s own.
Chris wears jeans Levi’s, jacket West is Dead and necklace Goodhyouman.
Chris wears shirt Topman.
Chris wears shirt Topman.
Chris wears jeans Levi’s, jacket West is Dead and necklace Goodhyouman.
Chris wears belt stylist’s own, long sleeve tee and shorts American Apparel.
Chris wears shirt Yves Saint Laurent, bow-tie stylist’s own, blazer Topman, vest American Apparel and trousers Theory. / Title Image Chris wears jeans CK by Calvin Klein and shirt Levi’s.
Chris Brown By Benjo Arwas

Chris Brown By Benjo Arwas

  • Model: Chris Brown @ Wilhelmina, Los Angeles
  • Styling: Wilford Lenov / Alan Montes / Marlene Portillo

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Anthony Greenfield Exclusive for The Fashionisto

As featured at the blog “The Fashionisto”:

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Anthony Greenfield by Benjo Arwas

Anthony Greenfield by Benjo Arwas

I Live in LALA Land–Wilhelmina LA model Anthony Greenfield steals the scene in a new story from photographer Benjo Arwas. Basking in the warm sun of southern California, Anthony relaxes in chic spring fashions pulled together by stylist Wilford Lenov. Mixing a preppy inclination with a nautical motif, Lenov outfits Anthony in garments from Gucci, Burberry Brit, American Apparel and other brands. / Makeup by Crystal Martinez. Hair by Carina Tafulu.

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Anthony Greenfield By Benjo Arwas

Anthony Greenfield By Benjo Arwas

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Polaroid

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Style-ology Magazine, Issue 21 – MEN Vol. 3, April 2013

Style-ology Magazine Issue 21

  • Stylist: Wilford Lenov
  • Model: Jais Malcolm @ Wilhelmina Models, Los Angeles

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