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March 28th, 2014 |Posted by models.com

There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. Since releasing its first issue in 2008, FAT Magazine has produced unique and compelling content in collaboration with photographers, models, artists, and celebrities. Based in Copenhagen, the biannual glossy has boasted collaborators like Daria Werbowy, Kate Bosworth, and Cass Bird over the past few years. This spring, the team behind Fat Magazine is expanding their brand to men’s fashion with Fat Man Magazine. For their first cover star, Fat Man tapped Kid Cudi on the heels of his latest album release, bringing a focused look at the intersection of fashion, hip-hop, and art that runs through other editorials in the first issue. We caught up with multi talented stylist and editor-in-chief of the glossy, Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) to learn more about his inspiration for the issue, and we even learned what his favorite toy is. (text by Matthew Meyer)

COVERHIGHERRESFMPhotographer: Van Sarki (BRIDGE Artists) / Model: Kid Cudi

What made you choose Kid Cudi for the cover?

SR: Kid Cudi represents the creative independent youth. He came from working at the BAPE store on West Broadway where he had his “day-n-nite” hit and now he is featuring in Hollywood movies. We at Fat Man admire men and women that accomplish whatever they set their minds on. Music artists, photographers, models, or any creative talent that gives something to society should be worshipped and Kid Cudi is definitely a creative talent that deserves the attention!

Tell us briefly about your story. How did you get your start in Fashion?

SR: I busted my ass in Copenhagen working as an assistant and by myself for many years making zero money. In Copenhagen you can only do so much so I moved to NYC in 2011 and started on Fat Man last year. It has been a lot of fun and a lot of struggle.

What’s the theme of the issue?

SR: The theme is Fashion, Attributes and Things. Fat Man seeks to explore the men´s fashion industry in a fun, provocative, and creative way. Every issue will include fashion for men, beautiful (semi) naked women, inspirational gadgets, and interesting interviews.

How do you feel Fat Man/Fat Magazine stand out from the other magazines?

SR: Fat and Fat Man are made with pure love for the creative people in this industry. It´s our ambition to be different in our approach to the people we work with. Everybody that works with Fat /Fat Man hopefully has this experience that they have creative freedom.

You ask everyone what their favorite toy is and I even read that you asked Sean Beyen if he was a T or A kind of guy… It makes for really entertaining reading. Do you conduct any of the interviews yourself?

SR: Thanks. Yes, I did all the interviews myself with the intention of entertaining and approaching people with questions they hopefully found interesting to answer.

So… what’s your favorite toy?

SR:  Haha.. My favorite toy is my watch. It’s a 1979 gold oysterquartz day/date Rolex that I got a few years ago from a shop in Copenhagen. Getting this watch was like growing up to me- I became a man from that second I put it on. I know it sounds silly but that’s how I felt. It meant business now, no more fooling around.

What else are you looking forward to? Any big projects coming up?

SR:  The first issue of Fat Man is out so I’m really excited to start working on the second issue.

Any final words of wisdom for us?

SR:  Eat greedy or don’t eat all…. Which means all or nothing : )

FM2Models: Kid Cudi & A$AP Nast / Photographer: Van Sarki (BRIDGE Artists) / Stylist/Editor: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists)

FM3Model: Miles McMillan / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM4Model: Dorian Cobb / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM5Model: Yu Fangqing / Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

FM6Photographer: Dario Catellani (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) / Model: Josephine Skriver / Styling: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) / Hair: Nicolas Eldin (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris) / Makeup: Yacine Diallo (New York: ArtList NY, Paris: ArtList Paris)

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HIGHRESFMPhotographer: Julia Noni / Models: Ataui Deng & Jamila Beatrice / Editor: Simon Rasmussen (BRIDGE Artists) / Hair: Taryll / Makeup: Olivia

HIGHRESFM2Model: Sean Avery / Photographer: Tetsu Kubota (BRIDGE Artists)

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The New Ones

February 1st, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Spring’s campaigns electrify by featuring stunning new talent; from Sacha M’Baye‘s great debut for Burberry, to Ataui Deng looking lovely for Kenzo, the presence of fresh faces can give staid campaigns new life. Take a look at some of our favorite newcomers and established faces in the very latest ads.


Jourdan Dunn and Sacha M’Baye for Burberry by Mario Testino.


Ataui Deng, Eniko Mihalik, Tao Okamoto for Kenzo by Mario Sorrenti.


Andrej Pejic and Jaco van den Hoven for Marc by Marc Jacobs by Juergen Teller.


Kat Hessen (to see Chloe Memisevic, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Natalia Zakharova, Kristina Romanova‘s new pics, click here for Marc Jacobs by Juergen Teller.


Juju Ivanyuk for See by Chloe by David Sims.

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Spotlight On: Pop Africana

January 27th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

While most fashion magazines are still getting a grasp on the concept of diversity, there are few out there that offer a fresh perspective. Launched last year by Oroma Elewa, Pop Africana aims to serve as the official African book of style. Paying tribute to and showcasing the incredible talent within the continent, each issue introduces readers to a wealth of creativity. The limited edition, second issue (available on the Pop Africana website) features editorials with beauty Ajak Deng, along with special content from Duro Olowu, Olufemi Terry, Maki Oh, Marcus Samuelsson & Nina Keita.

Issue No. 2 | Ajak Deng by Owen Bruce

Issue No. 1 | Gaye McDonald by Jamie Nelson

Issue No. 1 | Ataui Deng & Atong Ajork by Oroma Elewa

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The Beach

October 5th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

The new issue of French hits newsstands with a bang, the magazine’s multiple covers are always a draw, but the editorial content is just as strong. Giulia Noni shoots Ataui Deng in a unique story set against the backdrop of a seaside town, but this tale is all about Ataui, her presence and skill for posing makes each shot memorable.

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