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photographer. self-proclaimed trendsetter. music obsessed. traveler.
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Love Buzz | An Interview with Shawny Sander

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I’ve been following musician Shawny Sander for a while now on social media. She’s the cool girl next door with a twist on grunge style coming from Berlin. Which also reminds me of another city I need to visit soon.

I had the chance to get an insight on Shawny’s taste and what exactly makes her tick. Check it out.

LB: Hey! Introduce yourself.

SS: Hey, my name is Shawny Sander, I’m 20 years old and I’m from Berlin.  Currently I’m working on my first studio album. Besides all this stuff like producing my video and writing songs, I’ve modeled  since I was 14 years old, but music was always my passion.

I grew up in a small town near Berlin. In school I was always “ the weird punk girl” , which was listing to “weird” music. The people in my school never understood the music I listened to like Nirvana, Joy Division, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Cure, The Smiths,  Silverchair, Radiohead, Soundgarden, Hole etc… So at sixteen  I moved into the city and I went to a specialized school for music.  Since I moved to Berlin I’ve met so many wonderful and creative people. I’m deeply grateful for the ones, who helped me to make it possible to produce my music, which is influenced by all those “weird” bands.  ;)

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LB: What’s your favorite thing about Berlin?

SS: My favorite thing about Berlin is that you can go into the street  in a pink fluffy body suit and nobody would call you an idiot. They would probably like to take photos with you.  Berlin is a very open-minded city, and there is such a great music scene.

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LB:What was your first concert? and your last concert?

SS: My very first concert… I think it was a concert of my friend’s band; 70’s rock music.  The last one was probably  “The Underground Youth”. They play Psychedelic / Shoegaze music.  Such a good band!

LB: How do you decide what to wear each day?

SS:  Well, I guess it depends on my daily mood. Normally I grab my ripped Jeans, decide for a top and then I build up my outfit with accessories.

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LB: What’s your most prized possession? 

SS: In any case-my guitar.  The emotional value is invaluable.

LB: Who do you look up to and why? 

SS: Oh, there are so many people I look up to. There are of course musicians like Robert Smith, Ian Curtis, Thom Yorke, Kim Gordon and Kurt Cobain, also filmmakers like Tim Burton and Sofia Coppola. The reason why I look up to those people? They are simply people who do what they want to do. There are good in what they do, because they live for it.

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LB: Who’s your favorite female singer? male singer?

SS: Ok that’s a tough question. My favorite female singers are probably Rachel Goswell from Slowdive and Hope Sandoval from Mazzy Star. I can’t decide between these women.  And my favorite male singers are Kurt and Ian. Their voices are quiet unbeatable.

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LB: Name one habit that you wish you could break. 

SS: I wish I could hold a conversation better than a wet bar of soap and  when I’m bored of something or someone It’s  impossible for me to hide it in my face. Sometimes I wish I could turn this habit off.

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LB: If you could switch places with anyone living or dead for a week, who would it be and why? 

SS: I just want to be a boy for a week. I want know how it feels to punch other boys and play “how to be a heartbreaker”.

Follow Shawny: Instagram | Facebook

ph credits: Eva Erven (second photo) / GABO for Elle Germany (last photo)/ other photos c/o Shawny

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Dayton by Franey Miller for fashiongrunge.com

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This new editorial from Franey Miller is more of a whimsical take on the 90s aesthetic. I can only think of times when I was young dressing up and running around the house or the backyard. Such a perfect mix of a mod grunge style.

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Top: Caroline Kaufman,Skirt: DKNY,Bracelet: Pearl River Market

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Top:Caroline Kaufman, Robe: Stylist’s own ,Skirt: Vintage

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Long-sleeve top: Suzanne Rae,Crop Top: Mode Laboratory,Dress: Caroline Kaufman,Pants: Mode Laboratory,Necklace: Pearl River Market

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Jacket and Pants: Suzanne Rae, Plaid Button-Up: Stylist’s own, Collar: Mode Laborator

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Scarf: Stylist’s own,Top and Skirt: Caroline Kaufman

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Top and shorts: Mode Laboratory, Jacket: Vintage, Socks: Free People

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Sweater: Suzanne Rae, Scarf: Stylist’s own, Socks: Free People

Photography: Franey Miller

Model: Dayton @ Marilyn

Styling: Britt Layton

Photo Assistant: Denise Ponce

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Fashion Grunge Editorial # 25 : Structure

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There is a certain structure to life, which is best when broken. Along the streets of the industrial district in Downtown Los Angeles comes the next editorial from Fashion Grunge. Exclusively here on the site. I had a real pleasure shooting this one, enjoy!

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top; G-Star, skirt; In Your Air, shoes; Vivienne Westwood

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jacket; G-Star, skirt; EOS, sunglasses; Spitfire Sunglasses, shoes; Stella McCartney 

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kristin_21dress; EON, sunglasses; Spitfire Sunglasses, shoes; Acne 

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kristin_34jacket; G-Star, dress; Pima Doll HK, shoes; Acne 

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Photography: Lauren Melanie Brown

Stylist: Cody J McCook 

Model: Kristin @ Click Models LA

Photo Assist: Samantha Harman

Fashion Assistant: Sean Karimian

 

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Inspiration : Through The Clouds

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Things are about to hit. And I’m starting to see through the clouds.

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photos via pinterest 

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“Polaroided Valeria” by Alice Calypso for fashiongrunge.com

IMG_0244There’s something about this series by Russian photographer, Alice Calypso that really drew my interest.  Poised as an almost Alice in Wonderland through the streets, this reminds me of a lost and more simple world. Where the 90s are still in tact.

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Photography & Styling: Alice Calypso

Model: Valeria Bortnikova

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Model Files : Toby Leonard

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It’s been a minute since I’ve searched the internet for a new male model muse. In drafting this post I was shocked that I hadn’t written about British model, Toby Leonard before. Over the past few years I’ve been following his editorial and runway work. One of the things I love most about his work is the gritty street edge that shines through, he’s also a boxer. Come on, those tattoos all over don’t hurt either.

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Toby Leonard @ Models 1 London

photos via tumblr & pinterest

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Look Book Love : Yang Li SS13

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It was only a matter of time before the street style photography style would begin to bleed into the fashion industry. While it already has been for years, a more literal and realistic approach was taken with the SS13 look book from then London based designer, Yang Li. Now I believe he’s based in Paris.  I know this collection is a few seasons old but I just can’t get this tough but street minimal clean taste off my brain.

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Photography : Scott Trindle 

photos via dazedandconfused

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романтический вздох by Gabriele Giussani for fashiongrunge.com

1Underneath all the production elements of a photoshoot there is a raw quality that can’t be denied. That’s just what Italian based photographer Gabriele Giussani had in mind when shooting this series of model Alena all around Milan on various film cameras. Let’s take a trip through the viewfinder of an analog shoot with a Russian girl who has a romantic gaze.

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Photography: Gabriele Giussani 

Model: Alena @ The Lab Models Milan 

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Quiet Glow by Maxime Fauconnier for fashiongrunge.com

MFauconnier_FGrunge_01For the past few months Belgian based photographer Maxime Fauconnier has been working on a photography and video project, Quiet Glow. It’s first being shown here on the site and throughout the early dawn and into the night, a glimpse of youth culture is portrayed.

Watch this atmospheric video that moves through the many stages of glowing light.

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Inspiration : Breaking

02c61ad2df6b1eeeaec5c9982ec08525Things might feel like they’re breaking at this current point. Here’s an  influential visual guide from inside my mind.

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bundenko; photo; sterile; bundenko sterile; photography; naked showroom

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