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Archive for October, 2009

beauty editorial : fatal femmes

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Hollywood inspired glamour for a classic Halloween


photographer : Jennifer Link
makeup artist : Designs by LJ
hair stylist : Marlo Marquise
models : Marlo Marquise and Kess M

view the full editorial in the October 09 Issue

the PinUp : SharonTK

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Auxiliary’s playful take on the sexy centerfold pin up.  This month we bring you SharonTK in New York Couture.  Flip the page, cut out, and tac on your wall!


photographer : Steve Prue
hair and makeup : SharonTK
model : SharonTK

view more photos in the October 09 Issue

super sonic hump day retro rewind : Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Damn catchy! Rozalla’s biggest hit was released in 1991, and has been a huge hit multiple times over with a variety of remixes and re-releaes stretching out in the 2000s. There are so many different versions of this video available that it was a little hard to pick. So I’m going to give you two different flavors of Rozalla. The first, above, is the original video, its your standard 90s semi live performance with bad clothes and worse hair. Looking back, you sort of have to feel faintly ridiculous for her over what she’s wearing, no matter how good the song is. The second version, below, is a 2002 Remix with Aquagen, which in my opinion is easily the best version of the song that exists, and the one the Rozalla looks best in, she somehow comes off as younger than she did in the original.

– Luke

nails are making a big comeback

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

If you are anything like me, you have four main nail styles. Black polish, red polish, nude, and beat to all hell. Previously neglected, nails are making a big comeback as accessories this season. But before slathering on the usual, allow me to offer some great nail polish alternatives as seen on the runways this fall. It’s all about new textures, new shapes, and subtlety.

Reverse French Manicure
A personal favorite, Reverse French is when a dark polish is used for the tips instead of the traditional white tipped French Manicure. It’s a small, easy way to add just a touch of sinister style to something normally seen as wholesome and girly. Favorite pairings include a nude nail with a deep red or black tip. It’s sexy and misleading, like fingertips dipped in blood or dirt under the nails. It is the perfect way to complete that Femme Fatale look.


reverse french manicure

Half Moon Manicure
Seen on runways and pinup models like Dita von Teese, the Half Moon Manicure takes the Reverse French one step further and brings the color all the way up to that little crescent of white found by your cuticles. Sometimes exaggerated by adding a light color to the “Half Moon”, this take is another tricky way of elongating nails and adding a little something to cause a double take from passersby as you sip your drink.

Matte Polish
Matte polish is exactly what it sounds like, polish with a dull or flat finish. Think suede or velvet as opposed to vinyl or latex. It’s slowly becoming more and more popular with large brands like O.P.I. and Orly launching matte collections this season. I tried Orly in Matte Vinyl (a thick asphalt black) and my sister’s first comment? “You look like a dead person.” WIN! But seriously, this is definitely a great way to also play with textures; throw in a gloss at the tips, splatter it across the nails, or even do a matte/glossy stripe and it becomes a subtle little harbinger of edge.

Finally, I must make one recommendation as you venture off into the great wide world of nail care. To keep it classy, round out your nails to give what’s called an oval tip, it elongates your fingers and gives them a natural, sexy, sometimes even retro feel. You could file them to be pointier then usual as well but be prepared to puncture holes into everything you wear, like a miniature wolverine, only you can’t regenerate those vintage stockings.

– Numi

super sonic hump day retro rewind : This is Your Night

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I was blessed, as a pop starved teenager growing up in the 90s, to receive several copies of the Dance Mix USA series of compilations from well meaning but misguided relatives. The end result of receiving these caused me to grow into a twitchy and strange grownup with an unhealthy fascination with all the dance music of this era, as well as a nearly violent need to dance any time I hear Scatman John. One staple you may remember from the terrible late night television ads shilling the series was this video by Amber. Let’s just jump right to the chase with a rundown of exactly how many 90s cliches they jammed into one video with a running time of 3:43.

Words projected on dancers – check
Muscular man dancing in a localized rain storm – check
Bubbles – check
Terrible 90s pantsuit – check
Choreographed group dance scene with all dancers noticeably out of step – check
Pajamas in bed scene – check
Film Noir Inspired mirror scene – check
Terrible prints on clothing – check
Midriffs – check
more midriffs – check


beauty editorial : beauty still remains

Monday, October 19th, 2009


photographer : Luke Copping
makeup artist : Rachel Mazurek
hair stylist : Erin Moser
nails : Vanity Salon
styling consultant : Meagan Breen
models : Helena Merditaj, Nichole M, and Rachel Green
assistants : Cris Puccia and Mollie Riester
specimens provided by : Dave Butler, Will Hall, Derek Hendrickson, and Mikael Niklas

view the full editorial in the October 09 Issue

auxiliary magazine halloween bash

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Auxiliary Magazine and Radiation present a Halloween Bash!


Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 10pm
Club W . 199 Delaware Ave . Buffalo, NY
21+ event
$5 cover

Costume Contest:
come in your favorite classic Halloween costume…
Dracula, Frankenstein, witch, werewolf, black cat, etc.

DJ Oldskool
DJ Adrian
DJ ArcaTek

Party Halloween weekend with Auxiliary!  Hope to see you there!

october issue print copies available now!

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Print copies of the October Issue of Auxiliary Magazine are now available for purchase online!  They are available through MagCloud at www.magcloud.com for $15.  As always Auxiliary Magazine is available online for free, but sometimes it’s nice to get away from the internet and have a real physical item to read.


interview : twelve hours in a city

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Recently Auxiliary Magazine’s Luke Copping had a chance to speak with Clark Dever from www.twelvehoursinacity.com about his travels, adventures, and the pitfalls of only being on the ground for twelve hours at a time.


– Luke

October 09 issue!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

In the October/November 09 issue we have interviews with Daniel Ash and Doc Hammer half of the creative team behind The Venture Brothers.  There are several Halloween themed features, including a Hollywood inspired beauty editorial, a style guide to alternatives to a Halloween costume, a spooky mix tape, and an eerie little red riding hood PinUp feature with SharonTK.   It also features our first all-out men’s fashion editorial, a guest music review by Rachel Haywire, and fashion by Retroscope, Hause of Howe, Shrine, New York Couture, RockLove, Trash Queen, and much much more.  You can download it HERE for free.   Print copies will be available in a week.  Enjoy!

release party tomorrow in albany!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

We’ll be in Albany, NY tomorrow evening for our October issue release party, hosted by Alien Nation. If you’re in the area, come by and say hi!


the PinUp : Apnea

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Auxiliary’s playful take on the sexy centerfold pin up.  This month we bring you Apnea in Ego Assassin.  Flip the page, cut out, and tac on your wall!


photographer : Steve Prue
hair stylist : Kristin Jackson
model : Apnea

view more photos in the August 09 Issue