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| health |

                                      
"look good naked"
just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay
 
+ credits

creative director + photographer: quincy jones
 
project manager: justin ward
 
model: riqardo ali
 
studio: laughing hyena tattoos
1454 park road nw
washington, dc  20010
www.laughinghyenatattoos.com
 
deep space arts & union arts dc
www.deepspacearts.com
 
 
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |


                                     

"look good naked"

just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay

 

+ credits


creative director + photographer: quincy jones

 

project manager: justin ward

 

model: riqardo ali

 

studio: laughing hyena tattoos

1454 park road nw

washington, dc  20010

www.laughinghyenatattoos.com

 

deep space arts & union arts dc

www.deepspacearts.com

 

 

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |

                                      
"look good naked"
just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay
 
+ credits

creative director + photographer: quincy jones
 
project manager: justin ward
 
model: riqardo ali
 
studio: laughing hyena tattoos
1454 park road nw
washington, dc  20010
www.laughinghyenatattoos.com
 
deep space arts & union arts dc
www.deepspacearts.com
 
 
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |


                                     

"look good naked"

just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay

 

+ credits


creative director + photographer: quincy jones

 

project manager: justin ward

 

model: riqardo ali

 

studio: laughing hyena tattoos

1454 park road nw

washington, dc  20010

www.laughinghyenatattoos.com

 

deep space arts & union arts dc

www.deepspacearts.com

 

 

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |

                                      
"look good naked"
just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay
 
+ credits

creative director + photographer: quincy jones
 
project manager: justin ward
 
model: darwin kemp
 
studio: laughing hyena tattoos
1454 park road nw
washington, dc  20010
www.laughinghyenatattoos.com
 
deep space arts & union arts dc
www.deepspacearts.com
 
 
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |


                                     

"look good naked"

just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay

 

+ credits


creative director + photographer: quincy jones

 

project manager: justin ward

 

model: darwin kemp

 

studio: laughing hyena tattoos

1454 park road nw

washington, dc  20010

www.laughinghyenatattoos.com

 

deep space arts & union arts dc

www.deepspacearts.com

 

 

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |

                                      
"look good naked"
just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay
 
+ credits

creative director + photographer: quincy jones
 
project manager: justin ward
 
model: darwin kemp
 
studio: laughing hyena tattoos
1454 park road nw
washington, dc  20010
www.laughinghyenatattoos.com
 
deep space arts & union arts dc
www.deepspacearts.com
 
 
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |


                                     

"look good naked"

just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay

 

+ credits


creative director + photographer: quincy jones

 

project manager: justin ward

 

model: darwin kemp

 

studio: laughing hyena tattoos

1454 park road nw

washington, dc  20010

www.laughinghyenatattoos.com

 

deep space arts & union arts dc

www.deepspacearts.com

 

 

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |

                                      
"look good naked"
just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay
 
+ credits

creative director + photographer: quincy jones
 
project manager: justin ward
 
model: justin ward
 
studio: laughing hyena tattoos
1454 park road nw
washington, dc  20010
www.laughinghyenatattoos.com
 
deep space arts & union arts dc
www.deepspacearts.com
 
 
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |


                                     

"look good naked"

just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay

 

+ credits


creative director + photographer: quincy jones

 

project manager: justin ward

 

model: justin ward

 

studio: laughing hyena tattoos

1454 park road nw

washington, dc  20010

www.laughinghyenatattoos.com

 

deep space arts & union arts dc

www.deepspacearts.com

 

 

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |

                                      
"look good naked"
just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay
 
+ credits

creative director + photographer: quincy jones
 
project manager: justin ward
 
model: justin ward
 
studio: laughing hyena tattoos
1454 park road nw
washington, dc  20010
www.laughinghyenatattoos.com
 
deep space arts & union arts dc
www.deepspacearts.com
 
 
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| health |


                                     

"look good naked"

just in case a mystic creature comes down and steals everyone’s clothing, leaving us all to walk around in the buff… they’d be okay

 

+ credits


creative director + photographer: quincy jones

 

project manager: justin ward

 

model: justin ward

 

studio: laughing hyena tattoos

1454 park road nw

washington, dc  20010

www.laughinghyenatattoos.com

 

deep space arts & union arts dc

www.deepspacearts.com

 

 

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

| fashion |

don’t fear the nipple

we all love a good cleavage shot—women’s clothes are specifically designed to enhance it, men go crazy at even the slightest hint of a woman’s décolletage—but it’s the bare breast, in particular a woman’s nipple, that makes people a little uncomfortable.  when a woman exposes her nipple and we “clutch our pearls”; we’re now in x-rated/erotic territory?!?  how can we, as a society, be so obsessed with women’s breasts, yet have such a great distain for the nipple?  the nipple is technically what makes a breast, a breast; so what are we afraid of?  this is the question anja rubik asked after her magazine’s instagram account was deleted by the social media giant, for posting images that “contained partial nudity,” namely a pic of rubik walking the runway in a sheer anthony vaccarello fall 2014 look that exposed her nipples.

as the fall 2014 collections were presented during paris fashion week, one trend seemed to pop up repeatedly: the exposed nipple, from anthony vaccarello to gareth pugh, nipples were everywhere. when a young kendall jenner strutted down the catwalk in a transparent marc jacobs top—bare breasts on display—there was a simultaneous gasp across the world.  the negative comments quickly surfaced, but many defended the fashion trend, warning against the sexualizing and scandalizing of something that should be considered art.  to make matters worse (or better depending on who you ask), rihanna snatched the trend “phresh off the runway” and sported a completely sheer bodysuit and pencil skirt to a balmain after-party following the fashion house’s paris show.  that’s a lot of nipple in one short week!   

with paris fashion week’s fall 2014 presentations behind us, we’re now left to reflect on an age-old inquiry: if a woman chooses to express herself in a sensual way (in this case by exposing her bare breasts to the world) is that female empowerment or sexual objectification?  in a past interview with style.com, rubik stated, “women shouldn’t feel like they need to hide their bodies.”  she argued that the type of negative reactions garnered by nude images of women “make us think that we should have some kind of complex about our bodies.  it sends the message that our bodies are unnatural and not beautiful, and […] women need to fight this.”  so that begs the question, how do we fight it?  by forcing our naked bodies onto the public?  while i agree women need to take a stand, i’m not sure this is the way ahead—apparently neither does rubik. when a journalist asked anja rubik if she would rock this daring trend on the street, rubik said, “no.”  when further questioned, rubik blamed society, claiming the world simply isn’t ready.  interesting.  however, rubik has a message for instagram and anyone else who fears the nipple and that’s to “wake up!” …instead of “moving forward and exploring our sensuality, we’re blocking all these things and making them shameful” and, in exchange, stunting our growth as a society in the process.  a woman’s body is in fact miraculous.  it is a thing of beauty and should be celebrated, but this is not something we should leave up to society to conclude. 

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photo credit for all three images: anton oparin/shutterstock.com

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

V: kimee brown

fashion director +

managing editor 

| fashion |
                                                                  emotional undress                                
+ credits
photographer: xang ho
assistant photographer: john phan
model: soliel paden
stylist: kasha reavis
hair: ericka cherrie
makeup: felicia gray
nails: xang ho
keep up with this four part editorial spread here!
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
V: kimee brown
fashion director +
managing editor 

| fashion |

                                                                  emotional undress                                

+ credits

photographer: xang ho

assistant photographer: john phan

model: soliel paden

stylist: kasha reavis

hair: ericka cherrie

makeup: felicia gray

nails: xang ho

keep up with this four part editorial spread here!

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

V: kimee brown

fashion director +

managing editor 

| fashion |
                                                                  emotional undress                                
+ credits
designer: syreeta herbert
photographer: xang ho
assistant photographer: john phan
model: soliel paden
stylist: kasha reavis
hair: ericka cherrie
makeup: felicia gray
nails: xang ho
keep up with this four part editorial spread here!
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
V: kimee brown
fashion director +
managing editor 

| fashion |

                                                                  emotional undress                                

+ credits

designer: syreeta herbert

photographer: xang ho

assistant photographer: john phan

model: soliel paden

stylist: kasha reavis

hair: ericka cherrie

makeup: felicia gray

nails: xang ho

keep up with this four part editorial spread here!

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

V: kimee brown

fashion director +

managing editor 

| fashion |
                                                                  emotional undress                                

+ credits
designer: bishme r. cromartie
photographer: xang ho
assistant photographer: john phan
model: soliel paden
stylist: kasha reavis
hair: ericka cherrie
makeup: felicia gray
nails: xang ho
keep up with this four part editorial spread here!
source:
+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonV, llc                                           
V: kimee brown
fashion director +
managing editor 

| fashion |

                                                                  emotional undress                                

+ credits

designer: bishme r. cromartie

photographer: xang ho

assistant photographer: john phan

model: soliel paden

stylist: kasha reavis

hair: ericka cherrie

makeup: felicia gray

nails: xang ho

keep up with this four part editorial spread here!

source:

+ © neonV volume III: bare |MMXIV | neonVllc                                           

V: kimee brown

fashion director +

managing editor