Presenting: 25 Magazine – Issue 2

Posted by stephan | January 30th, 2013

Presenting: 25 Magazine – Issue 2

Following up on the launch of its premier issue, Anja Rubik‘s 25 Magazine is out with its second issue and stays true to its commitment to celebrating female beauty & sexuality and exceptional women. Who else better to introduce it than Ms. Rubik herself in her editor’s letter included below.

“I want to start by saying that working on 25 every day has changed my life. Of course taking on the role of Editor and meeting the rotating cast of contributors to the journal were new for me, and I was ready for that challenge and will be forever. What I was not ready for was the reaction to the last issue’s use of erotica. The unexpected backlash made me realize that our generation is more conservative than that of our parents. Basically, celebrating a woman’s body as having a sexuality instead of merely being sexual is viewed as wrong. The media operates on a paradox—it’s no secret—where selling the notion of unobtainable beauty is allowed, while portraits of women just being women are simultaneously shunned. However, I still want to continue pushing the boundaries of what a female fashion magazine can be.
“A woman is present” is the title of our second issue and it’s dedicated to women who have made a remarkable impact on our world today, breaking the glass ceiling in the fields of design, fashion, and art. Some have created their own successful brands from the ground up, and others are the head designers of major fashion houses. One such example is Marina Abramović. Throughout her career, she has walked The Great Wall, sat in museums for seven hundred and fifty hours, and scored manifestos. MoMA’s 2010 retrospective of her career has solidified her as one of the most remarkable artists of our time. Inside this issue, through letting us into her archives, she shares with us how erotica and how sexual energy lives within her work. Also in this issue is the iconic Michèle Lamy, best known as the muse to Rick Owens. Lamy agreed to give us a rare glimpse into the brand, including the elusive “Owen’s family,” the people who work with her in the fashion house. The crew are so much more than cogs in a wheel—they eat together, travel together, and are so close that it seems as if they even live together. It was an experience we won’t forget.
For me, starting this magazine has helped me channel the kind of sexual energy I find every woman to possess, and I’m thankful, because it’s opened my eyes to more experiences and the difference we can all make. The women celebrated in these pages have started an important conversation about variations of erotica, and have proven that sexual energy is the source of creation. Without it, where would we be? It’s not an easy question to answer, because the answer continues to be written. I hope we can be a part of it. Enjoy this issue.”

Anja Rubik

25 Magazine Teaser video by Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York)
Featuring Toni Garrn


Photographer: Camilla Akrans (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists), Stylist: Robert Rydberg, Talent: Frida Gustavsson, Make-Up: Ignacio Alonso, Hair: Ali Pirzadeh

Photographer: Lachlan Bailey (New York: Management + Artists, Paris: Management + Artists), Stylist: Sara Moonves, Talet: Isabeli Fontana, Make-Up: Benjamin Puckey, Hair: Dennis Lanni, Manicurist: Elisa Ferri

Photographer: Paola Kudacki, Stylist: Michel Philouze, Talent: Aline Weber, Greg at Request, Nicola at Request, Antonio at Fusion, Winston Layne, Make-Up: Sil Bruinsma, Hair: Shay Ashual, Prop Stylist: Manny Norena, Manicurist: Yuko

Photographer: Paola Kudacki, Stylist: Anna Schiffel, Talent: Laetitia Crahay, Make-Up: Serge Hodonou, Hair: Tomohiro

Michele Lamy photographed by Ward Ivan Rafik

Photographer: Alice Rosati, Stylist: Roberta Venturini, Talent: Susan Storck, Make-Up: Luciano Chiarello, Hair: Valentino Perini, Prop Stylist: Serena Groppo
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15 Comments

  1. Mary says:

    This is beyond perfect LOVE so much Anja’s vision.

  2. Jess says:

    got to admit it: anja knows what she’s doing.

  3. milex says:

    Anja is the only person I would take off my clothes.
    http://milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  4. hunii says:

    Anja is beutiful and inteligent!!
    25 IS REALLY GREAT!!!!! <3

  5. john says:

    just great!

  6. adam cramb says:

    good retro and progressive…light and enjoyable…:)

  7. Luis says:

    Frida looks like Abbey Lee…
    Aline stole it!

  8. Marcin366 says:

    WoooW Drapiezny KoociaK ślicznie.

  9. jason says:

    When will the magazine be released?

  10. morgan says:

    anja’s talented beyond expectation, the last picture is beautiful

  11. Melissa says:

    the photography is stunning but i would not expect anything less from her.. however, we have seen all of this work in other publications and if you are going to really promote women and their sexuality why not bring a different perspective and bring different cultures to the audience. it all becomes too cookie cutter in the end. show me something a little more interesting.

  12. Style Anywhere says:

    the shoot with Aline looks promising!

  13. JW says:

    I agree with Melissa and Morgan.

  14. magda says:

    Anja- wow, super, gratulacje :) M

  15. Ricardo says:

    Isabeli, the most beautiful woman in the world.

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