Effortlessly divine self-realization, bold brows, and monochromatic fresh ensembles is the lifeblood of soulful Los Angeles based artist, Marz Leon. The budding talent has positioned herself in a lane all her own – the fast track to eminent success.
Top and Skirt by Represent Clo, Necklace by NOVUM Sunglasses by Lura Brand
Annex Magazine: When you’re not your alter ego Marz Leon, who are you?
Marz Leon: I am still an Alien.
AM: When you’re writing what comes first? Song titles, melodies, music?
ML: Melodies & Lyrics. Title comes after its all put together.
AM: In recent days you called out the rappers and their music, “i wish one of you big time rappers would talk about some positive real shit instead of the same bullshit that is irrelevant in life.” What change would you like to see in the future?
ML: I would lauhve to see artist really understand how powerful their positions really are in the Musiq game and start making a positive influence on the world and the children of our time. Stop making people think that money is all that rules the world along with materials. They can be so quick to teach people how to disrespect one another rather than to show people that lauhve does still exist and that respecting one another can really bring people together to become a stronger nation then we are now.
Speak on reality, but don’t influence to club your life away, drink, do drugs, and just focus on making money.
Those things are temporary pain relievers for the moment. Smoke weed, chill and show people that Lauhve and happiness is forever. Inspire kids to grow up to make a difference in the world. Not become followers.
AM: Let’s talk LONER. How is this track in particular close to you?
ML: All my songs are really close to my heart.
But L O N E R is my most powerful song off the EP by far. Every word has a strong meaning to me that I have gone through in life.
Embrace your lonesome.
AM: You’re donning a wire crown in LONER’s official music video, what’s the concept behind sporting the crown?
ML: The crown I made is to resemble my position in this world as a Queen.
I am still alone without a King and know how power my worth and place is in being a Queen.
What’s a Queen without a King?
Dress by Represent Clo, Necklace by NOVUM
One piece by Forever 21, Vintage fur jacket and jewelry by Marz Leon
AM: You have a blatant sense of style that’s all your own how would you describe it?
I just wear whatever makes me feel good.
AM: Who are your style icons?
ML: I always looked up to Aaliyah & Pharrell growing up. Then I just listened to my brain of weirdoness, (<—- that’s my new word) and do whatever I feel.Top and Skirt by Represent Clo, Shoes by Christian Louboutin Necklace by NOVUM Sunglasses by Lura
Stylist: Marz Leon
Hair and make-up: Jenny Gomez
The launch came with waves as dedicated sneakerheads and fashion enthusiasts lined up in hopes to attain their very own MK5s. Theses individuals were not only walking out with one pair in hand many of them purchased the entire color way offered in black, red, and white.
The idiosyncratic style was true to K1X’s basketball culture while clearly nodding at Patrick Mohr’s forward-looking design approach. The result of the 5th collaboration was much like the other 4, a trailblazing, eye catching, and in high demand.
“I love the fact that two entities from the same city in Bavaria could run off into two completely different directions, each making a name for themselves in polar realms of the fashion industry,” says Niels Jäger, K1X Brand Manager. And then end up collaborating on such a unique project, which brings out the best of both worlds. Sporty and refined. The demand for the K1X Patrick Mohr Mk5 remains stunning, I am quite confident that our latest release will make the biggest splash yet.“
The latest edition of the K1X Patrick Mohr will be available in limited quantities from mid October at international selected shops including Overkill (Berlin), Pigalle (Paris), 424 (Los Angeles), Acht (Amsterdam) & Luisaviaroma (Italy).
Designers at Paris Fashion Week proved that monochrome is anything but boring, as there was no shortage of dramatic looks on the Spring 2015 runways. Alexander Wang presented ladylike pastels with a sexy twist at Balenciaga, most notably a sheer peach fishnet dress paired with a matching trench. Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing presented tailored dresses and pantsuits featuring sexy cutouts along the midriff and bust. Rei Kawakubo took monochrome to a new level at Comme des Garçons with an all-red collection of sculptural dresses and coats complemented by equally dramatic hairstyles. Isabel Marant played with texture by incorporating fringe and pleat details into chic festival-ready dresses. Last, but not least, Alber Elbaz presented a wearable collection of flowing, elegant evening looks at Lanvin.
Comme des Garçons
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Military-inspired looks were a hot trend on the Spring 2015 runways this fashion month, and we can’t wait to take our pick of the utilitarian styles that are sure to be a wardrobe staple next Spring. Gucci’s militant looks included boyfriend jeans paired with double-breasted jackets featuring brass buttons and gold embroidery. Marc Jacobs’ uniform-inspired collection included pant suits and dresses with cargo pockets and large oval buttons in both utilitarian canvas and luxe silk fabrics. Desert-ready looks in khaki, black and army green, complete with aviator goggles, made a statement at Nicholas K. Standouts at Rag & Bone included parkas in abstract camo prints and a variety of cross-body leather satchels that we couldn’t help but notice would be perfect for festival season. Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters proved that the sky’s the limit when it comes to reinventing the classic army jacket by adding mermaid-tastic sequined fishnet accents to the sleeves and pockets of neutral canvas jackets.
Rag & Bone
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If you weren’t shocked about seeing Gemma Ward open the Prada runway this past week, you are a flat-out-liar! However, we forgive you because we are so gosh darn excited about her making an appearance, we can’t stay mad at anyone!
In case you are unfamiliar, the Australian model, who made her debut in 2003 at Australian Fashion Week, left the fashion scene in 2008 after the death of her close friend, Heath Ledger.
Rest in peace Heath.
But, after an six year absence from the runways, we are so pleased to say that she is back and looking better than ever!
Now signed with IMG Models, Gemma appears to be making the comeback we have all been waiting for and there is nothing that could have made this Fashion Month any better.
During Gemma’s time away from fashion, she pursued and acting career and even played alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides but of course, we love her most gracing the pages of our glossies and strutting down the runways of fashion weeks all around the world.
We are so pleased to have her back and we hope you are too! She is this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday and for sure many more weeks to come.
We’re all familiar with the amusing internet sensation #thatjcrewginghamshirt, but gingham is no longer just a wardrobe staple for guys, as gingham with a feminine twist was a major trend on the Spring 2015 runways, where designers took the classic pattern beyond the basic button-down.
Altuzarra sent a variety of workplace-ready skirt suits and dresses in pastel blues and pinks down the runway, while Diane von Furstenberg took a flirtier approach to gingham by incorporating the pattern into everything from flowy floral-print dresses to satchels and sandals. Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta presented collections perfect for a Spring picnic: Kors with tailored dresses and separates, and de la Renta with oversized gingham coats, sweaters and crop top and skirt sets in pretty pastels.
Diane von Furstenberg
Oscar de la Renta
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Elle Fanning recently swapped her signature long blonde locks for a sleek brunette bob, and debuted the sophisticated new look on Sunday night at the premiere of her new animated film The Boxtrolls. The sixteen-year-old actress paired her new ‘do with an all-black Oscar de la Renta ensemble, including a strapless top with bow embellishments, slim-fitting trousers and peep-toe platform heels. We are absolutely #obsessed with Elle’s elegant red carpet look, and can’t wait to see more fabulous fashion moments from the rising young star.
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It is easy to pass-by the small details when watching 6-foot somethings walk down the catwalk but we know better than to forget about the little things that make the apparel possible. London Fashion Week was a stunning few days that passed us by in a whirl and so we would like to take this time to look back and appreciate the supporting rolls of an outfit; the accessories. From the totally wearable jellies to watermelon backpacks, here are some of the most memorable accessories that you can look forward to sporting come spring 2015.
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The models at Fendi’s Spring 2015 show this morning sported an inventive twist on the bold eyeliner trend in the form of baby blue leather eyeliner strips, which color coordinate perfectly with the leather flower hair accessories and floral print dresses and jackets spotted on the runway. According to Vogue.com, makeup artist Peter Philips created the look by first applying matte black liquid liner along the lashes, and then using pro makeup adhesive to apply the thin leather strips on top. Model Georgia May Jagger shared with Vogue that the three-dimensional eyeliner may be more pretty than practical, stating that “It feels a bit strange, but it really looks great.”
Images via Vogue