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Posts Tagged ‘February/March 2012 Issue’

fashion editorial : mad hatter

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

featuring fashions by Mother of London, S&G Clothing, Bubbles & Frown, and more

photographer : Sequoia Emmanuelle
art director : Alicia Drake
fashion stylist : Ja’Niya Walker
makeup artist : Teal Druda
hair stylist : Jeanna Kier
models : Alexandra Mathews, Lacy Soto, Jill Evyn, and Daniel Ribiat

view the full editorial in the February/March 2012 Issue

designer spotlight : Blood Milk

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Designer JL Schnabel’s long-lived relationship with the supernatural combined with a strong fascination and a personal touch create the foundation for what lies  behind the jewelry of Philadelphia based Blood Milk.

interview by : Vanity Kills
photographer : Christina Brown
fashion stylist : JL Schnabel and Paul Romano
model : Tina Nguyen

Do you dream of unique adornments from beyond this realm, capable of effortlessly lending a supernatural air to your flowy, black tunics? Time to open your third eye and join the legions of sea witches, mediums, and other devout followers of Philadelphia’s esoteric jewelry house Blood Milk. Tap into your unconscious self with the guidance of a hand carved rune bracelet, find your way home (on whatever plane of existence it may lay) with a sparrow skull ring, or reach out to loved ones who shed their mortal sheaths by the way of a spirit board-inspired planchette necklace. Alas, these surrealist charms really ought to come with a caveat; you never know when you might just find yourself whisked away to the other side of reality. Which makes these occult ornaments even more enticing.

Other than the release of Blood Milk’s lookbook The Conjurer, did any noteworthy or surreal events take place in your life on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year? Can you give Auxiliary Magazine readers further insight as to why you chose November 11th for the grand unveiling of The Conjurer?
JL Schnabel : I’m interested in Jung’s ideas on synchronicity. I read somewhere that people tend to look at the clock at 11:11 more than any other time and I like to think that there are cosmic forces at play, but who knows for sure? I like the mystery of not knowing.

Do you foresee a modern day large-scale resurgence of mourning jewelry spearheaded by either the forlorn economy, the ever growing quasi-mainstream popularity of the nu-goth movement, or perhaps something different altogether?

JLS : I started becoming attracted to the idea of mourning jewelry around the time I lost someone important to me. I think in that sense, anyone who has become acquainted with death seeks out the comfort of mourning talismans whether they realize it or not. These types of jewels become a kind of psychic armor.

read the full interview in the February/March 2012 Issue

seven deadly questions : mind.in.a.box

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

interview by Mike Kieffer

Recently releasing mind.in.a.box’s fifth full length album, Revelations on Metropolis Records in the US, and starting their own brand new label Dreamweb Music in Europe, we take the seven deadly questions to the man who has entranced us for the past eight years, Stefan Poiss, the master behind the music and vocals of the Austrian electronic music band mind.in.a.box.

Envy – You have the ability to examine the past “Crossroads” of your life and see where they would have lead you, would you want to know?
Stefan Poiss : No. I like the way how it is going and I wouldn’t want to change something and I wouldn’t want to know how it could be. I think I’m a lucky guy to live in Vienna, one of the best cities in the world, with maybe the best water in the world that you can drink from the tap, only two minutes to the supermarket, the electricity is working, the internet is fast, our waste disposal has it’s own Facebook page, I have my own studio at home and can also work at Adam’s rehearsal space (Adam is my live guitar player). And with my motor scooter it’s fast to get everywhere. So it feels good like it is. Only too much dog mess on the sidewalks here.

Greed – Do you feel the ever evolving internet world and the hording of digital friends will leave individuals feeling “Lost Alone” in the end?
SP : Yes, maybe more than ever. It is something different to have a conversation on the internet than to talk in real life. We all have a body and we are built to use it. We can’t separate the brain, the mind from us. Our mind and the body is a whole and if you only use one part too long you will start to miss something in the world… and then you are starting to be lost alone.

read the full interview in the February/March 2012 Issue

upcoming : The Dark Knight Rises

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The long awaited third release in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is still months away but images of The Dark Knight Rises have emerged in a way that promises an epic climax to this most recent adaptation in the Batman franchise.

by Adam Rosina

Gather ‘round, children, and I’ll spin you a yarn. Once, a long time ago (two months on real time, a decade in internet years), the first six minutes of the most anticipated sequel of all time, The Dark Knight Rises, was released in select IMAX screenings (and leaked onto file-sharing websites approximately 12.5 seconds later), with the official trailer following shortly thereafter in a one-two marketing punch that left one floored in a way a very real fist to the flesh balloon would. And after a very brief, awe-struck silence, the twin camps of fan-dumb and Nolan-loyalists began to wage a war of words that would put Team Edward/Team Jacob feuds to shame just by virtue of sheer grating idiocy. “Bane sounds like a brain-damaged tuba soloist playing underwater!” cried the haters. “You must trust Nolan! He is not for the likes of ye mere mortals to question! HE IS THE WAY!!!”, fired back the First Church of Christopher Nolan (and Jonathan Nolan, too, we guess… kinda). And thus it went. But now, the dust has finally settled, and all parties have retreated to their respective Batcaves, to pleasure themselves with a rolled-up trade paperback of Knightfall as they await, with pathological intensity, the next bit of TDKR marketing. So I felt the time was right for me to put my two cents in. So strap in, nerds! Lemme walk you through a few thoughts, observations, and merit-less predictions I’ve come up with in the wake of the prologue/trailer two-fer!

read the full feature in the February/March 2012 Issue

beauty editorial : internal night

Monday, March 5th, 2012

photographer : Dana Brushette
fashion stylist : Dana Brushette
makeup artist : Kat Krawczuk
hair stylist : Kat Krawczuk
model : Kat Krawczuk

view the full editorial in the February/March 2012 Issue

interview : Emilie Autumn

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Unafraid of herself and her personal struggles with mental illness, Emilie Autumn has accepted the reality of herself and through music reaches out to women (and men) suffering with their own internal conflicts. Currently in the midst of a North American tour, Emilie Autumn will soon release her upcoming album, Fight Like a Girl, and has grand plans in the works to turn her beautifully crafted, Victorian inspired world into a Broadway musical.

photographer : Jake Garn
interview by : Gia C. Manalio-Bonaventura

Emilie, we want to thank you for taking the Time (intentionally capped) out of your schedule, especially since you are currently on your “Fight Like a Girl” Tour. I have been a Plague Rat for years so I’m grateful to have this opportunity and am going to try not to overwhelm you with questions. I would like to ask you things that have not been asked, but as you said on The Opheliac Companion, everything has been said or sung. So hopefully I can express the questions in some different ways.

I’m going to try to start from the beginning. In the song “Swallow” you say, “I’m not a faerie but I need more than this life so I became this creature representing more to you than just another girl. And if I had a chance to change my mind, I wouldn’t for the world.” Tell me about the birth of Emilie Autumn as we know her and the Asylum. And what is it about the Victorian age that draws you in so?
Emilie Autumn : Thanks for having this little teatime chat with me! The Victorian era is absolutely fascinating on so many levels. Amongst many other terrifying developments, the 19th century saw the birth of medicine and psychiatry as we recognize it today. It was also the era of the industrial revolution, the gradual shattering of the class system largely due to this revolution, an era of glorified mourning and elaborate death obsession, and so much more. The primary fascination however is what this era has in common with our present day, and how, in a lot of unfortunate cases, nothing much has changed.

Your songs are what initially drew me to you with the melodic (and sometimes intentionally not) harmonies and lyrics, some call them “Victorianindustrial”. When I first heard them, I felt like I connected to them so much I did some research on what was behind it all, especially The Opheliac album. What I discovered was how brutally honest and open you are about your own bipolar condition, medications, and suicidal thoughts. I admire this because it is often such a dirty little secret and any of us who have had the experience have almost perfected the art of faking being okay, which you actually discuss on “The Art of Suicide” track on The Opheliac Companion. There you talk about what happens when you can’t fake it, which I think actually hearing, as personal as that is, is comforting to people. In fact, when I asked a couple of teen girl fans I know what they would want to ask you, they both alluded to these feelings. I understand that writing and performing the songs is something you do for yourself as a catharsis, but how do you feel knowing that you are also reaching girls who are suffering and letting them know that they are not alone in that?
EA : That’s very nice to hear, and it is in fact my most important goal, to help both boys/girls, men/women to realize and truly believe that they are NOT alone. They’re really not. It’s become such a passion for me because I was very much alone in my less than pleasant life situations, and I want to be to others what I myself did not have. It’s a bit like my Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls book… I wanted to write the book I wish I’d had growing up with these issues, to have someone tell me that just because you’re crazy doesn’t mean you’re crazy. But what you mention regarding the honesty in songs and such is equally meaningful in that it comes from a very real place, a place that I find can only be accessed when you have nothing left to lose. A marvelous freedom comes when you have nothing to shelter, hide, protect… when all your dirty little (or large) secrets are out, when judgment is inevitable, and when you don’t even care about this anymore. What has been such an interesting phenomena for me has been that, the moment I stopped caring what other people thought about me is the same moment that others started caring what I thought. That’s how I learned how interesting honesty can be.

read the full interview in the February/March 2012 Issue

additional photos from our exclusive photoshoot…


wallpaper : February/March 2012 Issue

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Enjoy some of the great photos from our February/March 2012 Issue! We have put together 3 wallpapers in multiple versions including wallpapers for the desktop of your computer and ones for the background and lock screen of your iPhone or Android phone.

February/March 2012 Issue Cover

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Emilie Autumn Interview Feature

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style : death and the maiden

Monday, February 20th, 2012

[ additional images not seen in the February/March 2012 Issue ]

Feb/March Issue Look : In this fun and flirty take on the theme, with a dress by Too Fast, we embrace many forms of death in many skeleton animals, even skeletal unicorns! Pair that with some charm and sass from Frills & Morbidity with their Portrait of the Dead Necklace or the Skeleton Charm Bracelet. Both must-haves to dress up any death-loving femme fatale.

Too Fast Animal Skeleton Dress and Iron Fist heels paired with Portrait of the Dead Necklace and Skeleton Charm Bracelet both by Frills & Morbidity and Moon Raven Designs Oxidized Metal Raven Skull Pendant.

Alternate Look 1 : Looking for a little more sexy, enough to drop ‘em dead? The Kreepsville Skeleton Tunic Dress will hug your body in all the right places. Can’t seem to get enough skulls? Thankfully there are designers such as Moon Raven Designs, who are creating by hand, beautiful art skulls in all forms of metal. And Skullery, who are taking taxidermy to the next level, and creating replicas with as much detail and strength as the real deal.

Kreepsville666 White Skeleton Tunic Dress paired with Kreepsville666 Skeleton Bone Hand Necklace, Skeleton Charm Bracelet by Frills & Morbidity, and Magpie Black on Gunmetal Necklace by Skullery.

Alternate Look 2 : A maiden doesn’t always have to be in a dress. Take Mady Bone Design custom Skeleton Leggings and pair with a fun and friendly little Grim Reaper Tee by Sick On Sin and Too Fast’s Monster Fur jacket. Death isn’t sure if he should mess with this version of the maiden at all.

Monster Fur Jacket by Too Fast, Grim Reaper Tee by Sick On Sin, and Skeleton Leggings by Mady Bone Design paired with Kreepsville666 Skeleton Bone Hand Necklace and Magpie Black on Gunmetal Necklace by Skullery.

styled and written by : Pretty Deadly Stylz
photographed by : Bailey Northcott
makeup and hair : Robin Wright
model : Amber Macc
most items available at : FashionWhore Boutique

view the original feature in the February/March 2012 Issue

fashion editorial : flame of the forest

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

featuring designs by Bibian Blue

[ additional images not seen in the February/March 2012 Issue ]

photographer : Maria S. Varela
makeup artist : Cervena Fox
hair stylist : Cervena Fox
model : Cervena Fox

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fashion editorial : polish

Friday, February 17th, 2012

[ additional images not seen in the February/March 2012 Issue ]

photographer : Saryn Christina
fashion stylist : Nicole Burron
makeup artist : Erika Diehl / Glamour Lush
hair stylist : Jeanna Kier
model : Merry Swain

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the PinUp : Kelly Eden

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

A pink fireball, because fire can be pink too, Kelly Eden of Denver, Colorado is a gifted young artist rising high into her career at a very young age. With experience working as a tattoo artist, Kelly is a recent graduate from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design now pressuring her career as a studio artist focusing on hyper realistic painting in addition to being a makeup artist and agency represented multiple-cover model.

[ additional images not seen in the February/March 2012 Issue ]

photographer : Jennifer Erickson
fashion stylist : Jennifer Erickson
makeup artist : Christina Ramirez
hair stylist : Christina Ramirez
model : Kelly Eden

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behind the scenes : Nightmares & Fairytales and cover

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

A behind the scenes video of the shoot for our Nightmares & Fairytales fashion editorial and cover of the February/March 2012 Issue! Enjoy!

February/March 2012 Issue out now!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The February/March 2012 issue is the twentieth issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle.  This issue features an interview and exclusive photoshoot with Emilie Autumn, an interview with mind.in.a.box, a designer spotlight on Blood Milk Jewels, a brick and mortar shop spotlight on Five and Diamond, and Kelly Eden as our PinUp.  The issue also contains a fashion editorial of nightmares and fairytales, a mad hatter fashion editorial, a fashion editorial showcasing Bibian Blue’s new collection, a night inspired beauty editorial, and a deadly style article. It features photography by DerWei Chan, Jake Garn, Dana Brushette, Christina Brown, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Maria S. Varela, Jennifer Erickson, Gail Remy Kilker, and Saryn Christina, and fashion from Mother of London, Starkers Corsetry, Too Fast, Kreepsville666, Lip Service, S&G, Bubbles & Frown, Haphazard Clothing, Dystropolis, Folter Clothing, T.U.K. Shoes, FashionWhore Boutique, and mush much more.

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