AGENDA Editor-in-Chief Kaylene Peoples teams up with acclaimed stylist Ty-Ron Mayes (Fashion Whisperer) and photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth for this jaw-dropping New Years issue, featuring model Lita Cline, wearing designer hats. ‘Anat Fritz! The designers Victor (Vivi) Bellaish, Shai Shalom, Kobi Halperin; and the stories of the BrookLynn paper dolls and Glenna Gaffney’s new Couture Paper Dolls collectible.
January 10, 2022 – Los Angeles, California – Agenda, the multicultural fashion and lifestyle magazine, puts it back with another full issue. Inside the 147 pages are photographs of visceral beauty of Udo Spreitzenbarth in the Queen’s GambiaFashion-themed editorial titled “Queen of the Night”, stylized by Agenda‘s Fashion Whisperer Ty-Ron Mayes. Lita Cline’s unique beauty is wonderfully captured when she models designer Ana Fritz’s crochet hats. Fritz’s crochet collection had long been in luxury boutiques and department stores across Europe long before the costume designer for Queen’s Gambit used her green hat to “… crown Anya Taylor-Joy’s head in this pivotal scene.”
Ty-Ron Mayes styled the shoot with designs and accessories from Calvin Klein, Rachel Zoe, Marc Jacobs, DKNY; and L’Oréal cosmetics. Lita Cline’s eyes have been made larger than life with L’Oréal’s Fallible Eye Liner and Air Volume Mega Mascara. Ty-Ron Mayes was also editor on set and styled and made up via Paper Faces, using Derma Blend Cosmetics.
Cover model Lita Cline stars in “The Queen of the Night” editorial, photographed by Udo Spreitzenbarth and styled by Ty-Ron Mayes
Agenda’s January 2022 issue 17, titled Couture Paper Dolls, features designer / illustrator Renaldo Barnette (by Black Design Collective), the creator of BrookLynn Paper Doll and comics.
As a child, Renaldo read every fashion publication he could get his hands on, but as far back as he could remember his first love was comics and comics. As he rummaged through Millie the model, Patsy & Hedy, Katy keene, Betty and Véronique; Brenda Starr, Marie perkins, Friday Foster, and Winnie Winkle, he was amazed by the illustrations. He credits these comics for showing him how to draw fashion. And in the case of Millie the model and Winnie Winkle, he discovers that fashion is a real business.
“I always wanted to see a comic about a black mannequin. I remember seeing Millie the modelJill’s friend in 1966. She was one of the first black characters in the Marvel universe. And she was a black model from England. When I saw model Gayle O’Neil [in the mid-late 80s], I thought she looked like a doll, thinking she could be like a comic book. I had played with this idea for decades, and ten years ago I gave it the name “BrookLynn”.
“I am a recent collector of paper dolls. When I first moved to New York City, I had one book of paper dolls and the other a set of paper dolls. I had two published via Western. One was a set of paper dolls for the bride, like a box, and the other was called Rock stars. These are two freelance jobs that my friend, the late great Bob Rausch, offered me when I was in between jobs in the late 1980s.
Barnette talks about her favorite concept for her debut Brooklynn Paper doll book:
“It’s the makeover concept of how this regular schoolgirl can be given a makeover, like the way Audrey Hepburn got a makeover in Funny head Where Sabrina. Or the way Bette Davis was turned into Now Traveling. I don’t care about height or size, if you find clothes, a great hairstyle and a nice makeup, it can turn an ordinary person into the most beautiful person they can be. And I always liked it. It’s not just about looking pretty, it’s about looking prettier. – Agenda, Renaldo Barnette – Designer, Illustrator and Creator of BrookLynn Paper Dolls and Comics @itsallaboutbrookLynn
Artist Glenna Gaffney has created a new style of paper doll that she calls “Couture Paper Dolls”. Her collection ranges from “Fly Mom”, her Mewsick line with Prince / Michael Jackson Inspired to her latest collection boosted by the 2021 MET Gala. How are these dolls different? These are not the traditional paper dolls. Housed in a shadow box, these dolls are dressed in Swarovsky crystals, sequins, feathers with intense jewelry and meticulous handwork down to the hair, which is deceptively made from paper bags. Gaffney makes her dolls to be unique, and they definitely look like couture. Each doll comes with a certificate of authenticity and no doll is the same. Here she talks about one of her Couture paper dolls
“Emerald Faye – Inspired by the girl who appreciates a long dress, dresses smartly and goes to a social event. She walks into her event with “blinging” Swarovski crystals, long flowing hair, making a pearl entry. The clothes are designed by Isaac Pineda. My desire is to work with different designers. I love collaborations, and Isaac Pineda is my first CPD collaboration. Isaac created the pattern and selected the fabric. I integrated his vision into mine. . . and Emerald Faye was born out of this process. Agenda, Couture Paper Dolls by Glenna Gaffney – A trendy collection for the “grown-up” little girl! (couturepaperdolls.com)
In the Fashion Talk section, Kaylene Peoples gives a historical retrospective of the history of the paper doll …
“One of the earliest examples of a paper doll was a Jumping Jack or a Puppet, where he originated in France in the 1700s. These dolls wore the haute couture of the time with one outfit. So no change of clothes. Like puppets or puppets, they were originally created to make fun of the wealthy. In the late 1700s, fashion companies in Europe, especially in Paris, saw a huge opportunity to advertise their fashion through paper dolls, which began to change the outfits of these dolls. . During this period, there were major advances in printing technology, making mass production of these “new” paper dolls accessible to more people at an affordable cost.
Peoples continues …
I’m a grown woman, but I guess I’ll always have this little girl inside me who loves to play with dolls. As a Barbie collector I have a new (micro) collection of paper dolls and I want to explore more vintage paper dolls and cutouts. I discovered that today there are countless books with paper dolls that are very recent publications with fashion throughout history: First Ladies with Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan; famous designers from Christian Dior to Valentino; Meghan Markle’s royal brides to Kate the Duchess of Sussex; dancers, iconic celebrities, even high rollers singers. There weren’t as many superhero paper dolls as I expected, but they do exist, mostly as collectibles … and swapping out die-cut comics for paper dolls is a really big thing. that I learned. Comic Cons and various conventions around the world are where one can find these rare remains. – Agenda, The evolving paper doll, proof that everything is coming back in fashion
Born and raised in Israel, Kobi studied and received his BFA from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. After graduating, Kobi moved to New York City where he served as Executive Creative Director at Elie Tahari for 13 years and Executive Creative Director at Kenneth Cole Productions for 3 years. Inspired by its roots and Eastern European heritage, Kobi’s collections are marked by a warm feel and touch and craftsmanship that create a distinguished yet welcoming style aimed at ‘uplifting the everyday’.
A graduate of the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Shalom’s clothing is marked by meticulous tailoring and a keen sense of the combination of bright colors and materials. His creations cross a wide range of fine knits, refined and slim suits, cropped pants and modern boat jackets.
Victor VIVI Bellish:
The inspiration for the collection was tropical birds, primarily the Hoopoe, the national bird of Israel. Bellaish is fascinated by the bird’s feathers as a design element: form and structure compose a spectacular visual performance which, accompanied by the silhouette, provides an exhilarating sensation of flight. The collection stems from his journey in search of the history of textiles. Spirits of feminine strength and liberation beat at the heart of the collection, which is the product of the designer’s unique collaboration with Kornit Digital, specializing in the development and creation of systems for digital textile printing.
Agenda magazine (agendamag.com) has been telling the story behind the story since 2004, continuing that dialogue into its 17th year. And after 7 and a half years of printing, the luxury magazine continues to publish coffee table memorabilia with engaging content and jaw-dropping photographs. January 2022 Issue 17, “Couture Paper Dolls,” is a 147-page glossy paper and is available digitally and in print worldwide. Agenda is a publication of the KL Publishing Group.
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