We discovered Joel Babicci via the submission. After looking at the work, what Mia and Joel had produced we knew we had discovered a new Blood to talk about. We always wanted to steer away from just covering musicians. Its good to see a makeup artist's name on the cover instead of a model or commercial artist. Not just that, these images kind of hold you close, its like having a conversation with the pictures. We are very happy to introduce the Sydney & UK based makeup artist Joel Babicci.
Photography / MIA RANKIN @ Work Agency, Makeup / JOEL BABICCI @ Company1 using MAC, Hair GAVIN ANESBURY @ Viviens Creative Models / CLARE @ IMG, HEMA @ Debut Management MILANI @ IMG, GRACE @ Priscillas
Korantemaa / The Cover Child
We discovered Korantemaa while listening to ALT-J’s Deadcrush. It was then when we came across the very best cover done by Korantemaa, known to two hundred thousand of her YouTube subscribers. Since then we started listening to her music, combined with covers and originals.
Photography / MANNBUTTE, Film by JULLZ BEK, Fashion Director / KEANOUSH DA ROSA, Hair / ANNE-SOFIE BEGTRUP, Makeup / TONI MALT, Stylist Assistant / Mallory Mclane, Retouch / RETOUCH COLLAGE / Lighting Assistant / Abuzar Samo, Special thanks to Grip Studios
Taste My Diversity
THE GENERATION MIX
We are 6 months down the road after we launched Beautiful Blood Magazine, the No.4 Issue really sets the tone and the meaning behind the magazine. However, diversity is such a big topic and we cannot give it justice by doing just one story or a piece on it so we decided to celebrate it with one main story followed by a series of online cover stories. Thanks to all the contributing artists for making this happen.
Photography / ALESSANDRO LO FARO, Fashion / ALESSANDRA MASTANTUONI - GIOVANNI BELLETTI, Hair / ILDANA KHALITOVA, Mua / ANTONIA DEFFENU, Film by LUISA PAGANI, Photo Assistant / LUCAS ADRIANO, Casting / ALESSANDRO LO FARO
Be Your Blood: June 18
Break all the barriers, break taboos, break old minds, break old habbits, break glass, break metal, break your rules, eat pringles, don’t eat pringles, go south, go west, east is in you, north is near you, be you, be true, don’t sacrifice your identity, don’t sacrifice your true being, make friends, Make enemy, be enemy if you have to be you. Stay real.
Photography / MANNBUTTE, Fashion Director / KEANOUSH DA ROSA, Hair / ANNE-SOFIE BEGTRUP, Makeup / TONI MALT, Model Jean Yong @New Model Management, Stylist Assistant / Mallory Mclane, Retouch / IRENE VELWEISS, Lighting Assistant / Abuzar Samo, Special thanks to Grip Studios
The Bloom Twins
Put on your headsets, close your eyes and take a short trip into the fascinating minds of Bloom Twins. The distinct overlay between emotionally charged, powerful vocals and harmonies, backed with an exquisite cocktail of electronic and instrumental melodies form the type of sound that’s utterly honest yet dreamlike. The Twins touch on such subtle complexities and effortlessly glide through them like seasoned mavericks.
Photographer / AMY LIDETT, Stylist / HOI LIU, Makeup / MARINO ASAHI, Hair / KANAE KIKUCHI, Illustration by Kimberly Elliot