Wow, number 20. The fact that we have reached this point is absolutely amazing. First of all I want to thank the entire Fashion Grunge team for everything that has gotten us to this point. We have so much in store for you this year, just you wait! Also, all of you out there who appreciate the resurgence in 90s and grunge culture and allowing us to share our creativity.
This was our biggest shoot yet with 5 models and a whole crew which pushed us to a whole new level. It was so great to have an endless surrounding of people who shared our vision working to make this happen. For our 10th editorial “Kids in America”, we played with the idea of youth and the careless nature of being young, wild, and expressive. Since we were approaching the 20th we wanted to keep that spirit in mind but twisted into a more mature vibe. We even had Jessi Jae Joplin who runs our sister site, The Fabulous Stains model for us! I love when the internet world collides with the real one. Spend an afternoon with the fashiongrunge team and remember how truly awesome it is to let loose with good friends now and again.
on Ben; Solve et Coagula sweatshirt by Vow Clothing, chambray shirt by American Apparel, Unicorn necklace by Han Cholo, model’s own jeans and shoes, on Jessi; American College “Brooklyn” sweater, Mickey necklace by Han Cholo, onsie by American Apparel, leather baseball hat by Oak, models own shoes
On Jessi; cropped top by Minimale Animale, On Payden; Dark Entries tee by Vow Clothing, Flip Bomber Jacket by UNIF, on Sideara; jacket by Faubourg du Temple, on Ben shirt by UNIF; onesie by American Apparel
on Payden; No Hope Jacket by UNIF, flannel by American Apparel, Children of the Night shirt by Vow Clothing, models own jeans, On Ben; Snapback and Cats too shirt by UNIF, flannel by Faubourg du Temple, pants and shoes models own, on Jessi; Reaper Destroyed Tank by Vow Clothing, leather skirt by Evaline M, On Sideara; Unif Bummer Crop Top, Unif Axl shorts,
top photo: on Ben; sweatshirt by Vow Clothing, shirt by AA, models own jeans, necklace by Han Cholo, On Kim; Inferno Button up by Unif, black skirt by Beija, On Payden; Miss you Sweater by UNIF, shirt by AA, models own jeans, On Sideara; shirt by The Well, skirt by American Apparel, On Jessi; American College sweater, onesie by AA
bottom photo: on Kim, Crusader dress by UNIF, on Jessi; Minimale Animale top, blue denim by Faubourg du Temple, on Ben; RIP GG Ali shirt by UNIF, onesie by AA
on Sideara and Kim; Grey City Shoes , on Payden Children of the Night tee by Vow Clothing
on Payden; Pyramid ring by Han Cholo, on Kim; gold cross necklace by Puja Jewelry, other jewelry models own
top photo (clockwise); Payden; Puja paisley ring, on Sideara; models own jewelry, on Ben; Puja silver band ring, paisley ring, Han Cholo pyramid and stud ring, on Jessi; Han Cholo destroy ring and models own, on Kim; Han Cholo Sweetheart ring and models own
Models: Payden Hayes @ NEXT, Kimberly Nies, Jessi Jae Joplin, Sideara St. Claire, Benjamin Nelson
Photography: Lauren M Brown
Style: Cody J McCook
Production: Becca Ciacchi & Jacob Valentin
Makeup: Jacquelyn Aina
Hair: David Corbitt
Photo Assistant: Daria Kobayashi-Ritch
Fashion Assistants: Prince Puja, Rodney Bridges
Special thanks to the Kadish family for our awesome location in Venice, CA!
Thanks to Han Cholo, American Apparel, The Well, Grey City Shoes, Bollare, and Fashion Forwards!