To all who come across our new project,
Welcome-- Welcome to the world we've created. It's amazing as much as it is intimidating to see how much this project has grown since the initial proposition of it. It started off with Kylie's approach of a conceptual "blog" in 2016 and has grown into a platform that rejects any concept of a blog, but instead takes on a journalistic approach.
Our first issue, that happens to be our first September issue, is something we take complete pride of--obviously. We've learned ample amounts; from a creative scope to a business scope as well as the little things such as what works and what doesn't when working with one another. We've met many creative people and had the humbling experience to explore how their personal emotions influence their work. In short, the months leading into our first issue have been incredibly busy and stressful but equally as enlightening and inspiring.
For our first September issue, the team at SOUL decided to take on a romantic style of art when curating our own editorials and content thanks to our incredibly talented creative director, Loli Laboureau. For the month of September, we decided to highlight Daniel and Haddy who are two very different and new models. Speaking from the most superficial perspective, to give you all an idea of how different the two are, Daniel reigns from Missouri while Haddy takes her original throne in Gambia. Regardless of the Atlantic Ocean creating a rift in origins of the models, both Daniel and Haddy were alluring to the team at SOUL and provided personable experiences with their work.
Sticking to our mission statement, our artist spotlights include Hippie Tribe, Authntc, Stylist Shea Daspin and Marsanne Brands and will be updated consistently throughout the month. Keep in mind that this is SOUL's first issue, meaning that the interviews and spotlights that were conducted were our team's first opportunity to really get to know the thought process of creatives and where they draw inspiration from. Being able to indulge into their minds was incredibly encouraging for our team and our own future plans.
Ultimately, this being our first issue, we hope to help nurture a new generation of creatives while always staying rooted to our passions in a raw and genuine method.
Feel free to explore as much or as little as wished, but keep in mind, your acknowledgement towards our first issue will not be overseen.