Monica looks sporty + multicultural rocking a vintage hat, custom one-piece by Marie eve Designs and accessories by The Gloved Artist
One of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans; Tulum is still one of the best-preserved coastal Mayan sites. The Mayan ruins of Tulum, only an hour from Playa del Carmen, undoubtedly have one of the most stunning views of the past or present.
Taking place January 9-18, 2015 against the luscious Playa Del Carmen backdrop, get ready for 10 days of top tier DJs for the annual BPM Festival! Since its inception 8 years ago, BPM has considerably increased in size and roster of global talent, quickly establishing itself as an essential stop on the festival circuit for all underground dance music aficionados and as an essential winter holiday get away. Festie goers bask in the beauty of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula in an idyllic beach setting – and party around-the-clock.
With a fiesta of such mass proportions, attendees must make sure their style is on point for the occasion. With steaming hot daytime parties and cooler night time locations, Magnetic teamed up with a team of style experts to brainstorm some sharp BPM looks. Bryce Darlington Marck, an L.A based photographer captured the essence of the festival trends, with the hand of imaginative stylists Lisette Solis AKA “The Gloved Artist” and Jackie Juniper. Although all of the designers pieces pictured were all based in Los Angeles, they are perfect for turning heads while maintaining comfort at the South of the border babe fest.
Although I myself will be on the front line reporting the BPM magic and mayhem, to create a vibe for the shoot that would get us Tulum inspired without needing our passports, L.A native DJ Sergio V provided a spicy soundtrack for us to groove to that’s available for readers to download. Sergio has been gracing the decks since the early 90's. Early influences from Funk and Disco, Sergio quickly found a home with House music during the classic house era and early techno. Sergio's current sound is a delicate blend of Deep Tech House and Cosmic Disco with a hint of Acid Rock. His current residencies include: Crimson Society and The Basement LA. He is also resident at the MIA gallery in downtown LA and the Light Tribe in Long Beach.
From the jungles to the beachfront dance parties, we’ve got you covered in a fusion of different eclectic inspirations. Crack an ice cold cerveza and prepare yourself for some caliente fashion.
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Mike gives this kimono by Flying Horses and very tribal Freyja collar a rough edge when it’s accompanied with a masculine chain and watch. Props to dude’s not afraid to express their androgynous side with bold patterns and unisex fits.
A splash of color on your cover-up adds spunk to a clean swimsuit combo. Flying Horses kimono worn by Gia.
Catch a dream and make a lasting impression with soft whimsical accessories and a harder boot. Angela can simply throw a pair of harem pants over this sexy swimsuit by Serpent+Stag and be ready for the evening.
Sun Goddess of Rock…
Chloe is a little bit mermaid and a little bit rock & roll.
Master layering, Ponchos equipped with fringe (FREYJA) and a bandido hat make for one killer combination like this Art is wearing.
Conceptual cuts with comfort. Pants worn by John are Aliign and shirt by Freyja.
OWL (Organic Wine Lounge) makes organic & vegan wines that we sampled while shooting. They also came out with a clothing line with cute and positive T shirts that make a statement. Body Chain on Chloe is handmade by a Venice artist who has a brand and store called HOWL.
Bindis and bedazzled faces are both festive and fierce. Team that up with majestic jewelry like these bracelets by Tainted Love & necklace by HOWL for a legendary look.
Puff Dotty makes some next level hats with a mayan vibe that draped with a scarf become straight up mysterious. This is simply smokin’.
Girls just wanna have sun, but when the music is 24/7 they must adapt to nighttime fashion. Teeki bellbottoms are bitchin’ and $ULE $ULE has hand crafted shirts we are loco about. Both using recycled materials which is also a bonus. Well played!
Big thanks to the entire team that helped get this amazing shoot done, we couldn't have done it with out you. Please check out all the amazing brands that we used in the shoot, all their info is below.
Teeki: www.teeki.com and instagram @teekigram
Howl: handleonlywithlove.com and instagram @tini_howl
Aliign: ALIIGNMOVEMENT.COM and instgram @ALIIGN
Freyja: www.freyjadesigns.com and instagram @freyjadesigns
Flying Horses: instagram @flyinghorsesLA
Serpent & Stag: http://serpentandstag.com and instagram @serpentandstag
OWL Clothing: ClothingByOWL.com and instagram @organicwinelounge
Puff dotty: Puffdotty.com
The Gloved Artist: instagram @the_gloved_artist
$ULE $ULE: instagram @suleeesuleee
North star clothing: etsy.com/shop/northstarclothing
Natural High Lifestyle: www.naturalhighlifestyle.com
Moroccan Roll: http://www.moroccanrollshop.com
Stardust Love: www.stardustlove.com
Marie Eve Designs: www.marieevedesigns.com instagram @lady_me
Tainted Love: www.taintedlovejewelry.com instagram @taintedlovejewelry
Photographer: Bryce Darlington Marck http://darlingtonswink.com/ and instagram @darlingtonswink
Hair & Makeup: Megan Sutherland www.megansutherland.net and instagram @meg_tronic ,
Suzette Castro @suzettebeaute
Stylists: Lisette Soltis instagram @the_gloved_artist,
Jackie Juniper www.jackiejuniper.com and instagram @jackiejuniper
Models: Monica Ulrich @choric_lumina, Gia Trimble @giazus, Chloe Harder @chloedanger, Angela Afifi @afifipr,John Bryers @johnnytender, Mike Beatz @mikebeatzkgnja, Art Lopez @zepoltra
Location sponsor: Organic Wine Lounge www.organicwinelounge.com