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in attendance : Zola Jesus at MOCA

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Los Angeles CA, August 17 - Experimental underground music sensation, Zola Jesus performed August 17 th in Downtown LA for MOCA’s free summer concert series, Play MOCA, with Active Child for a magical evening of epic sound. Though their roots are deeply entrenched in darkness, the crowd was mixed and brought a cross-section of fans spanning different genres, indie kids and goths alike.

The outdoor space was accented with a canopy of grey orbs levitating above the audiences’ heads. Concertgoers had free access to the museum for extended hours. People sauntered through the white hallways, while the echoes of Zola Jesus and Active Child acoustics reverberated off the walls.

A thick mist rolled across the stage as a stark, haunting voice permeated the crowd; awestruck, they swayed in sync as if floating gently on a celestial web. Zola Jesus in proper fashion donned a layered, light, ethereal slip with an avant-garde piece covering her torso like an armor. Barefoot, she embraced her diminutive frame and with a certain rawness, took the air out of peoples’ lungs in mid-breath every time she rang out a penetrating note, ripping through the air.

Zola Jesus is a successful fusion of a dream swathed in dark undertones while still maintaining a fierce resonance that stays with the listener long after the show is over. She’s an artist that manages to straddle different sounds and carry over strong in her live performance, a must for audiophiles across the board.

- Jessica Jewell






the PinUp : Sophie Nova

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

AUXILIARY ONLINE CONTENT
[ additional images not seen in the August/September 2012 Issue ]

photographer : Saryn Christina
makeup artist : Erika Diehl
hair stylist : Jennifer Medrano
model : Sophie Nova
latex fashions : Abigail Greydanus
location : Wonderland Studios
interview by Jessica Jewell

view the full feature in the August/September 2012 Issue






August/September 2012 Issue release party

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

We are having another release party in LA at Bar Sinister on Saturday September 1st! If you are near LA, be sure to check it out, the last one was a blast!

hosted by Kent Kaliber (Auxiliary’s June/July PinUp)
numerous contributors from Auxiliary’s past and present will be attending

Saturday September 1st
10pm to 3am / 18+ plus event
Bar Sinister / 1652 N Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028






behind the scenes : August/September 2012 Must

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Take a peek behind the scenes of our August/September 2012 Must feature. Our fashion editor Tasha Farrington styles model Grayling in our must-have the Motorcycle Latex Jacket by Adala Latex. With Bailey Northcott behind the camera and makeup by Jenn Aqui, it was hard to pick just one shot for the issue!






beauty editorial : Plaster

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

featuring Rockeresque Beauty Co.

AUXILIARY ONLINE CONTENT
[ additional images not seen in the August/September 2012 Issue ]

photographer : H. James Hoff
makeup artist : Amber Lynne
model : Kaia Bellanca
photography assistant : Cristin Rachele

view the full editorial in the August/September 2012 Issue






item of the week : RTS Inverted Cross Coffin Ring by Adelina Mictlan

Friday, August 24th, 2012

image source www.AMictlan.etsy.com

Not everyday is Halloween, but damn it, it should be. My usual attire isn’t head to toe dressed to the nines. I usually wear black jeans and black tees and add statement pieces that say a little bit about what I like and who I am. This ring therefore caught my eye, as it is a great statement piece. It’s an awesome coffin-shaped ring with a cut out cross, wear the cross regular or inverted. Stylish, simple, and awesome for any day of the year. It’s on my wish list as I have been following Adelina Mictlan’s work for a while. Her lines tend to run in limited quantities or styles, so I suggest jumping quick if it’s something you’re digging as well.

The RTS Inverted Cross Coffin Ring is available online for $97 at www.AMictlan.etsy.com.

- Tasha Farrington






music video : Grimes – Genesis

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Grimes continues to amaze with her music to video work! And it eerily goes beyond just a fine video. This morning a friend of mine posted to me in Facebook about Grimes: “Holy Shit, man. I can’t stop listening to this young lady. It’s like she’s making the world safe for beauty and darkness again…” And then BOOM! a few hours later she hits us with this little gem that should have every cosplayer and fanboy on the planet clambering for more! It’s like she has some sort of psychic super power to know when we need more preternatural synthpop!

- Hangedman






music video : Liars – Brats

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Ever wonder what a lo-fi CGI interpretation of a Looney Tunes cartoon would look like if David Lynch was at the helm? Thankfully, Liars second video from WIXIW, “Brats”, answers that question before you can even ask it. Warning: may cause flashbacks, seizures, and a general fear of everything around you.

- Paul Morin






item of the week : spiked and studded bowtie by Vile Broccoli Fur

Friday, August 17th, 2012

image source VileBroccoliFur.etsy.com

I don’t know about everyone out there, but I believe bowties are cool. And this one tops my list on the cool factor, with its mix of square and circular studs and five-inch tall spikes on a black background.  Made by a duo of designers, two siblings, Poco and Chase are the masterminds behind Vile Broccoli Fur’s amazing spiked creations. This particular bowtie is handmade therefore each will be slightly different, which is something I value in handmade creations because each one is unique. Vile Broccoli Fur is based out of Las Vegas, NV and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy.

The Spiked and Studded Bowtie is available online for $50 at www.vilebroccolifur.etsy.com.

- Tasha Farrington






contest : Iron Fist Outfit Giveaway

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

We are giving away an Iron Fist Lace Doll Dress and Indecent Obsession Platforms and Clutch as seen in Auxiliary Magazine!

TO ENTER : 
COMMENT on the “Full Bloom” BLOG post on our WEBSITE from Aug 16th to Aug 23rd :
www.auxiliarymagazine.com/fashion/2012/08/digital-editorial-full-bloom
And/or SHARE this post on FACEBOOK from Aug 16th to Aug 23rd :
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150973850156353
Comment and share to be entered to win two times!

DETAILS
The winner will be chosen at random from those who left comments on Auxiliary Magazine’s “Full Bloom” blog post at www.auxiliarymagazine.com and from those who share the Iron Fast Outfit Giveaway photo on Auxiliary Magazine’s Facebook Page between August 16, 2012 to August 23, 2012. You can enter to win two times by doing both. You must leave your email in the email field when commenting in order to enter on Auxiliary Magazine’s website. The email field is only visible to the website admin and will only be used to contact the winner of the contest. The winner will be contacted on August 23, 2012. Giveaway is for one Iron Fist Lace Doll Dress, one pair of women’s size 10 Iron Fist Indecent Obsession Platforms, and one Iron Fist Indecent Obsession Clutch. The three items will be delivered by mail with postage covered by Auxiliary Magazine 1-3 weeks after drawing.






digital editorial : Full Bloom

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Iron Fist Wishbone Dress

On right, Iron Fist Lace Doll Dress and Indecent Obsession Large Wallet clutch 

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August/September 2012 Issue out now!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The August/September 2012 issue is the twenty third issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle. This issue features an interview with Amanda Palmer, an interview with Yeasayer, an interview with x-Rx, a designer spotlight on Gloomth, an icon feature on Vampira, a brick and mortar feature on Plastik Wrap’s new boutique We Are Radar, and Sophie Nova as our PinUp. The issue also contains a rebellious youth men’s fashion editorial, a fine art inspired women’s fashion editorial, a revisited cybergoth aesthetic beauty editorial, a beauty editorial featuring Rockeresque Beauty Co., and a villainous style article. It features photography by Kim Akrigg, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Derwei Chan, H. James Hoff, Saryn Christina, Ian Gattie, and Bailey Northcott and features fashions by Abigail Greydanus, Adala Latex, Dr. Martens, S&G Clothing, David C Wigley, Norderm Hirst, WES MiSENER, Zoa Chimerum, Beserk, edmdesigns, DylaniumKnits, Fluevog, Jeffrey Campbell, and much much more.

You can download it for free at :
www.auxiliarymagazine.com/issue23/AuxiliaryMagazineAugust12.pdf

Print copies are available for purchase online at :
www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/424317
And for purchase in stores at :
www.auxiliarymagazine.com/distribution






item of the week : Predator Rings Mini by Gilding Primal Instinct

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Predator Rings Mini

image source gildingprimalinstinct.com

Stumbling through the internet looking for inspiration, I fell upon the website for Gilding Primal Instinct. With an abundance of amazing jewelry pieces it’s hard to narrow down to a favorite, but something about the Predator Rings Mini caught my attention and stuck. They are made in New York by the vividly haunted mind of Danielle Nicole Hills, her work is beautiful and magical, with just a hint of the macabre. These wonderful little nightmares are made from oxidized bronze and are truly wicked looking. They are a compact, more endearing, mini version of the longer Predator Rings, which can be found in the galleries section. As much as I found the classic version appealing, it was the delicate yet frightening appearance of  the mini that has inspired me. Adorned with only one, or a collective set, these rings are bound to capture the attention, or perhaps heart of your admirers.

The Predator Rings Mini are available online for  $70 at www.GildingPrimalInstinct.com.

- Tasha Farrington