DEATHBYROMY BY JOSEF JASSO

Dress by House of Mua Mua, Head-piece and crucifix by Mariana Harutunian

DeathByRomy

Photographer + Creative Direction Josef Jasso

Styling + Creative Direction Adrian Joseph

Style Assistant Carlos Posadas

Makeup director Nicky Andrea

Hair Stylist Ana Estela

Interview by Izabel Rose

Weird Brain Creation pvc plaid look, Boots by Dolls Kill

Singer, songwriter, and dark-pop provocateur DeathbyRomy pays attention to every last detail. She pours both pain and euphoria into her catchy but heavy music, pitting electronic melodies and propulsive beats against hypnotic vocals and deeply personal lyrics. Now 20 years old, the Los Angeles-born Romy Flores wrote her first song at age 5 and began releasing her music at 15, mining inspiration from the iconoclastic artists she was raised on (The Beatles, Björk, Kanye West, to name a few). With her 2018 debut album Monsters, she soon drew an avid following and found countless fans turning up to her shows adorned in her signature eye makeup. Her Capitol Records debut, 2019’s Love u — to Death EP, was short but sickly sweet, emphasizing her unique interweaving of rap boldness, electronic innovation, and raw rock ‘n’ roll passion. As Romy’s sound has taken shape, so has her DeathbyRomy persona: the Harajuku punk fashion, the corpse-like makeup, and her hard-earned, utterly badass confidence. Stay tuned for more new music coming soon.

How did you find out that you wanted to be an artist? 

I was raised in a home covered in art, by two people who were not only artists themselves but who honored and valued art in all mediums. My mom would sing all the time to me when I was little, and museums were a regular outings during my childhood. I started writing at five, but it wasn’t until I had experienced what I knew was real pain, did I know that I wanted to console and touch others who had felt the same. My best means to do so was through my art.

Where do you pull your musical inspirations from? 

My biggest inspirations are Bjork, Kanye West, Bring Me The Horizon, and Lady Gaga. But I pull my own inspirations to write from everything around me. From the void, to mania, to pain and love.

Describe the creative process behind your music? 

It constantly varies and is not limited to one set formula. I write everywhere. My favorite place to write is on the plane.

How would you describe your fashion aesthetic? 

hmmmm…bi-polar? Just kidding, Japanese Lolita meets goth hype beast and a sprinkle of Renaissance witch.

From the editorial shoot, which are your favorite designs?

I loved the Weird Brain Creations outfit best. I love her work.

Black Dress by Michael Costello, Glove by Mariana Harutunian, Earrings & Necklace by Coutorture

What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

To never take anything personally. To not let compliments and high regards to be the only reason I am happy with myself or the only thing that makes me feel good about myself. And in hand, to not let negative energy or comments about me be the reason that changes how I see myself.

What song(s) would you most likely sing in the shower?

Anything that allows me to belt because you sound better with the bathroom acoustics. Maybe “Cry” By ashnikko.

What’s to come from DeathbyRomy?

More music, and infinitely more life.

Queen of hearts dress by Helen Anthony, Jewelry by Couturtore

CHLOE BY RAUL ROMO

Model – Chloe Blanchard @lilbabychloe @TheLions
Photographer – Raul Romo @raulromo
Fashion Stylist – Saulú Santana @itzsaulu
Hair Stylist – Rena Calhoun @rena.calhoun
Makeup Artist – Nicole Chew @chewchewtrain@ArtDepartment
Jacket by 2 Moncler 1952
Top + Belt by Zana Bayne
Boots by United Nude
Earrings + Ring by House of Emmanuele
Jacket by 2 Moncler 1952
Top + Belt by Zana Bayne
Boots by United Nude
Earrings + Ring by House of Emmanuele
Dress by Mark Fast
Choker by Zana Bayne
Trench by 3.1 Phillip Lim
Corset by Shahar Avnet
Choker by Zana Bayne
Trench by 3.1 Phillip Lim
Corset by Shahar Avnet
Choker + Belt by Zana Bayne
Tights by FALKE, Ring by On Aura Tout Vu
Shoes by United Nude
Jacket by I Love Pretty
Bralette by 3.1 Phillip Lim
Tights by Wolford
Earrings by A-Jane
Shoes by United Nude
Jacket by Victoria Hayes
Mesh Top by Marc Fast
PVC Vest by I Love Pretty
Tights by Wolford
Shoes by United Nude
Belt by Zana Bayne
Boots by Saint Laurent

FLORA BY KIMBER CAPRIOTTI

Photographer: Kimber Capriotti @kimbercapriotti
Model:  Flora @floralis.a @theidentitymodels
Stylist: Kingsley Osuji @styledbykingsley
Hair: Yukie Nammori @yukienammori
Makeup: Megan Kelly @megankellybeauty
Casting: Chad Thompson @communa_k
Top & Pants: Victoria Hayes
Bracelets: UNOde50
Earrings: Astrid & Miyu
Shirt & Coat: FLOU-FLOU
Blazer: Salisa
Full Look: Tom Ford
Shirt & Vest: Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Jacket & Jeans: Unravel Project
Boots: rag & bone
Hat & Dress: Claudia Li
Bracelet: UNOde50
Jeans: Nueque
Blazer (inner): Victoria Hayes
Blazer (outer): Tibi
Pants: FLOU-FLOU

Earrings: Ben Amun by Isaac Manevitz, Top & Blazer: Dirty Pineapple, Shorts: Tibi, Boots: Vince Camuto

“FLORALS? FOR SPRING?”

Top: Saku, Dress: Ezie, Skirt: Sienna Li Corset: Yumi Katsura

Photographer: Tatyana Nagaeva, Stylist: Raytell Bridges, Makeup: Soo Park, Hair: Aziza Rasulova using Living Proof, Models: Hannah Middleton @ Wilhelmina, Jane Koivich @ Muse NYC, Special Thanks to Don O Donghue for flowers, Photo Assistants: En Lin, Joey Wang, Tatiana Katkova, Stylist Assistant: Zach Lindsay, Hair Stylist Assistant: Peggie

Dress 1: Dara Senders, Layered Dress 2: Sienna Li, Shoes: As-Hro, Earrings (Throughout): Erickson Beamon, Stockings (Throughout): Malka Chic

Dress: Celestino Couture Gloves: Wing & Weft

Kovich (Left) Wears: Dress: Sienna Li, Skirt: Celestino Couture Gloves: Wing & Weft Hanna (Right) Wears: Dress: Sienna Li, Dress worn as belt: Sienna Li Skirt: Mola Walker, Gloves: Wing & Weft

Coat: Videmus Omnia, Dress: Sienna Li, Corset: Rich Fashion

Dress: Saya Zalel

Coat: Saya Zalel, Top: Celestino Couture

Coat: Saya Zalel

L: Coat: Saya Zalel, Top: Celestino Couture, R: Coat: Saya Zalel

Kinga Trojan by Karl Simone

Hat & Pants by Gaucho, Shirt by Litkovskaya, Jacket by Guvanch

Photographer: Karl Simone, Stylist: Kevin Breen, Model: Kinga @ New York Models, Hair: Linh Nguyen @ See Management, Makeup: Mariko Arai @ The Wall Group using Nars, Casting: Jym Benzing, Studio: Blonde + Co

Bodysuit by Moncler, Shirt by AMI Paris, Shoes by Onlymaker, Hat stylists’ own, Pants by Laerke Valum

Bodysuit by Moncler, Shirt by AMI Paris, Pants by Laerke Valum, Hat stylists’ own

Suit and Shirt by Boss, Corset by Yaqkuoa

Suit by Emporio Armani, Sweater by Missoni

Hoodie by Balenciaga, Dress and Shoes by Tom Ford

Top and Tights by MSGM, Dress by Drome, Tie by Tom Ford, Pants by Todd Snyder

Jacket and Scarf by Joseph Abboud, Shirt by Brunello Cucinelli, Hat stylists’ own

Dress by Victoria Hayes, Shoes by Pierre Hardy

Scarf by Hermes

OTHERWORLD

Puff Coat by VERDICT STILL OUT, Dress by Videmus Omnia, High Boots by Paula Torres, Headband and Earrings by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise

 

Photographer: Dustin Mansyur @dmansyur

Stylist: Julia Morris at Utopia @juliaamorris

Hair: Koji Ichikawa @koji_ichikawa at The Club New York using Laicale

Makeup: Daniel Avilan @danavilan at The Industry MGMT using Pat McGrath Labs

Floral Design: Marcos Toledo @influorescent

Set Design: Marcos Toledo @influorescent and Cristina Fitch @cafitch

Model: Reese Robert @reeserobert_ at Muse

Digital Tech: Johnny Vicari @johnnyvicari

Stylists Assistants: Beatrice Goudet and Bethany Mong

Hair Assistant: Megumi Kubo

 

Otherworld explores the existence of inner worlds through the lens of surrealism. The power of those called visionaries, artists, or mystics is the ability to identify this world, and through their works, synthesize it into reality. The internal fantasia is imagined as a surreal landscape, familiar but alien in its appearance. Layering imagery through the use of projections is a technique that furthers it’s quixotic, dreamlike interpretation. Heritage-inspired clothing depicts a world ambiguous of time. Floral themes reinforce the metaphor of the inception of an otherworld as germination of the seed, to its manifestation as it blossoms. Personal evolution occurs the more time spent inside this world. The idea of escapism becomes inverted, with an emphasis on the beauty and luxury of solitude.

– Dustin Mansyur

 

Dress by Aida Kaas , Jacket by Videmus Omnia, Hair clip and Earrings by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise

Jacket by Videmus Omnia , Earrings by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise, Floral arrangement by Influorescent

Floral arrangement by Influorescent

Beauty using Pat McGrath Labs, Jacket by Videmus Omnia

Dress and Veil by Victoria Hayes, Earrings by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise

Dress by Aida Kaas, Jacket by Videmus Omnia, Hair clip and Earrings by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise

Floral arrangement by Influorescent

Dress by Aida Kaas, Jacket by Videmus Omnia, Hair clip and Earrings by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise

Coat by Victoria Hayes, Jumpsuit by Elias Gurrola, Hair clip and Earrings by Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Surprise

Feather Coat by Khoman Room, Beauty using Pat McGrath Labs

BRYANT STREET

Top by Harris Reed, Pant by Jamal Studios, Shoes by MM6 Maison Margiela, Bow by Montana

Photographer: Kimber Capriotti @kimbercapriotti
Model: Leah Svoboda @leahsvoboda, @anthmmgmt
Stylist: Molly Haring @mollyruthharing_styling
Hair and Make-Up: Lydia Brock @lydiabrock
Style Assistant: Shane Mastel @mastonianwarlord

On the Left: Kimono by Jamal Studios, Bodysuit by Montana, Leggings by Off-White, Boots by Ganni, Balaclava by Jean Paul Gaultier
On the Right: Scarf by Jamal Studios

Top by Montana, Earring by Marni

Dress by Ganni, Shoes y Nike X Undercover React Element 87 Sneakers

On the Right: Dress by Ganni
On the Left: Blazer by Montana, Hat by Harris Reed

GRUNGE SHANGHAI

 

Trenchcoat by C+plus Series, Shoes by MISBHV

Photographer/ Videographer: Yuti Chang @yutiphotography
Fashion Stylist: Avivi Wang @aviviwang
Make-up Artist: Jonathan Wu @jonathanbyjwmakeup
Hair Stylist: David Z.
Model: Mengwei Luo with Longteng Model Management
Photography Assistant: Jianjun
Styling Assistant: Danney Li


Top by Private Policy, Dress by C+plus Series, Skirt by Angus Chiang, Shoes by Dr. Martens

 

On the Left: Entire Outfit by C+plus Series, Shoes by Yeezy from Canal St.
On the Right: Entire Outfit by C+plus Series, Shoes by Converse

 

Entire Outfit by C+plus Series, Shoes by Dr. Martens

 

 

Entire Outfit by C+plus Series, Shoes by MISBHV

 

 

Entire Outfit is Stylist’s Own

Top by MISBHV, Body Chain by Justine Clenquet,  Skirt by C+plus Series, Bottom by C+plus Series, Shoes by Converse

 

 

Top by Angus Chiang, Bottom by C+plus Series, Shoes by Yeezy from Canal St.

 

 

Entire Outfit is Stylist’s Own

 

ALIX ANGJELI BY DENNIS STENILD

 

Top by Litkovskaya

Photographer: Dennis Stenild @dennisstenild
Stylist: Julia Morris @juliamorris
Make-up: Moises Ramirez @moisesartnyc for MAC Cosmetics
Manicurist: MoMo @ohmynailsnyc @SeeManagement
Producer: Sheri Chiu @sheri.chiu
Talent: Alix Angjeli @alixangjeli @thelionsny
Stylist Assistant: Bethany Mong @bethanymong
Make-up Assistant: Aya Tariq @ayaa.tariq

In Eastern Europe, especially in Ukraine, each part of the national costumes have a sacred and often magical meaning to it. Shawls in particular have taken a special place in society and are still kept and worn by older generations. These headpieces are made from vintage shawls passed down to me by my grandmother who lived in a small Ukrainian village all her life. The 60-year-old pieces travelled with me all the way to New York City and had been given a second life by being transformed into wearable art objects. Inspired by the fast paced megapolis, these headpieces can change shape easily, symbolizing the flexibility and constantly changing energy of New York. Moreover, they still preserve the magic and spirit of the small Ukrainian village and the memories from my childhood. For me, this is the true task of fashion – with each season, providing a new perspective on something timeless.

Julia Morris (Stylist)

Dress by Videmus Omnia

Top by Hisaura

Dress by Hisaura

Top by Litkovskaya