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    An Interview with Little Jinder

    Written by Decirée Josefsson by Sandra Myhrberg

    In art, one does not aim for simplicity; one achieves it unintentionally as one gets closer to the real meaning of things, Constantin Brancusi once said. A state of mind that fits Josefine Jinder, more known by her persona Little Jinder very well.

    The songwriter and artist Little Jinder thrive by challenging the unknown, proving that only constant is the change itself by always reinventing the already known. Her music is a homage to the rawness in melancholy. With vulnerable, authentic and autobiographical lyrics that radiate a deep level of confidence it’s understandable that Jinder has been called the one and only true Swedish rockstar.

    Is there any difference between the persona Little Jinder and Josephine as an individual?
    I would definitely say that. As an artist I don’t bake bread with my son or vacuum under the sofa even if those in my opinion are very artistic activities. The artistic persona helps me to build figurative expressions that match the music that I make, but at the same time the music resonates deeply with my core values as a person. They kind of both depend on each other.

    Do you consider yourself affected by external affirmations?
    I was more sensitive to them in the early days. I ignore other people’s opinions since it’s just a reflection of themselves. I care about being authentic and it’s impossible to be if you worry about other people’s perception all the time. A good thing is to not read anything about yourself. I just only read positive reviews or comments when somebody friendly sends it to me.

    What do you think is the key to always dare to develop yourself and not give in to the self hatred part of oneself? How would you describe your relationship towards performance and self doubt?
    I am dependent on my self hatred. I think I need it, to keep going. I question everything I do and I almost always hate the dated things I’ve made and it forces me to create new things. So I just embrace the negativity to stay creative.

    If you could choose one of your songs to tell us about, which one would it be and why?
    I like Luft För Dig. It was a hard song to write because it was about family. I really like the production on that one too since it came straight out of me with just an 808 and one synth in like one take. I like the rawness in the melancholy. I was so young. Everything I did when being young and undestroyed is so much better than what I do now.

    How do you keep yourself free (if you do) in what you're producing when you've been in the industry for such a long time?
    I don’t feel free, that’s why I think every artist ideally should quit or do something else after two albums. But if you don’t want to quit, like me, its just to try really hard to stay independent in your process and not let people in.

    You have to die, to rise again” lyrics taken from one of your songs “Sirener” från your latest album “Svarta Diamanter” what do you mean by that?
    It's about daring to end things to let new things happen. I strongly believe in disrupting patterns to see what happens. I never want life to be expected or the same. Life is all about movement. And to be able to move forward you can’t be stuck. Re:inventment of the self is the most important mind-trick I have.

    What is the one important wisdom you try to live by in your daily life?
    Break the law.

    How would you describe your personal style (fashionwise) in three words?
    Ware what feels like how you feel.

    On your website you have a category named “Notebook”, where you shared personal writing throughout the year of 2022, for what reasons are you journaling?
    I just like to write. But I delete every post after a few days because I can’t stand the feeling of a truth or cemented opinion of a day or situation. I change in how I feel and think about things so quickly. So a notebook is a bad idea for me actually.

    You wrote “One two plus years with phoenix rising from the flames. 2023 feels promising.” on your own website what do you mean by that?
    I mean… that I think this year will be easier emotionally for me than last year which was pretty rough and took a lot of hard work to feel better.

    What projects can we look forward to seeing Little Jinder do in 2023?
    There will be a festival tour in the summer. Im writing new songs as always and I’m writing my expressen column. We’ll see!

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    photography Sandra Myhrberg
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  • CHANEL SPRING-SUMMER 2023 HAUTE COUTURE SHOW

    Written by Fashion Tales

    The starting point of the Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection is Gabrielle Chanel's apartment at 31, rue Cambon. It is the place where Virginie Viard took Xavier Veilhan at the very beginning of their work, and which includes a collection of objects, sculptures, drawings representing lions, does, stags, birds and camels. “For his third participation, I asked him to reinterpret the apartment's bestiary and incorporate his own,” she says. “The whole embroidery universe of the collection is turned towards the animal world.”

    Embroidered on short tweed suits and coat dresses, kittens, corgis, rabbits and swallows share the limelight with the does, stags or camellias emblematic of the House.
    As if on a village square, a festive parade is being prepared and sets off. Eleven monumental animals made of wood, cardboard and paper created by Xavier Veilhan hide models, and then open to let them escape. “I like it when the marvellous bursts forth and the course of events is interrupted,” she continues.

    The CHANEL suit borrows its codes from the female uniforms of parades and spectacles. Top hat, bow tie, white gloves, laced boots, satin cape, pleated skirt, jackets double-breasted or with tails, tuxedo shirt, sequins, short shorts, petticoats: it is in the poetry of majorettes that Virginie Viard also finds her inspiration.

    Dresses and jumpsuits all in lightness and refinement, superpositions, transparencies, flounces, pleats, fine straps and repainted laces, are crafted in silk tulle, taffeta, organza, georgette crepe and chantilly lace.
    And as in every beautiful story, the Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection, with its fairy parade, closes with the bride in a dress embroidered with swallows.

    #CHANELHauteCouture

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    necklaces Channel's Own
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    photography Joseph Culitice 
    fashion Tiffany Briseno 
    fashion assistant Emily Diddle

    An Interview with Channel Tres

    Written by Dante Grossfeld by Sandra Myhrberg

    Since arriving on the music scene in 2018, Channel Tres has developed a unique style, his own mixture of Chicago house and hip-hop from his hometown of Compton, dubbed “Compton house.” My first introduction to Channel Tres must have been his 2019 remix of “EARFQUAKE” by Tyler, the Creator, and their subsequent collab in the song “fuego,” from Channel’s 2020 EP, “i can’t go outside.” “skate depot,” the one and only single from said EP, became the soundtrack to my late fall and winter that year. Little did I know then that two years and a pandemic later I would be doing a Zoom interview with him.

    What are you listening to nowadays?
    I mean, it changes constantly, and it depends on what I'm doing. When I'm reading, I’m usually listening to Herbie Hancock. Listening, I've been listening to Thundercat.

    You went on tour with Thundercat a few years ago. How was that?
    Yeah, last year. It was beautiful. Great musicians.

    You've collaborated with a lot of big names recently, like Thundercat and Tyler, the Creator.
    Would you say that has changed how you view music in any way?

    Not necessarily changed how I view music. Maybe changed my creative process a bit, but not really.

    How would you say your process has changed?
    It’s just become looser. I’m taking charge of my creative process with myself and just making a bunch of ideas and learning the process of finishing and growing with records and making things that I like.
    You know? Trusting the feeling.

    Has your process also changed because of COVID in some way?
    No, not really. No, it didn't change with COVID. I mean, I made some different things because of COVID, but I was working the same. I'm a bedroom kind of producer from the start so it was just kind of going back to what I started doing or have always been doing. I was just home more so I wasn't on the road much.

    Your latest EP, refresh, was completely instrumental. How did your experience creating that differ from your earlier work?
    Well, I made that project while I was on tour with Thundercat. That was the first tour I got on. It was like two and a half months long. That was the first tour I was on since COVID so the first couple weeks I was kind of miserable because I was just drinking and trying to do what I usually do while I'm at home, but it was weird because you're on the tour bus, and we were playing shows every night, so I kind of had to go back to the basics within myself. I brought my laptop, but I didn't bring studio equipment. So I just went to Guitar Center. I think I was in Boston, and I just bought gear and then I just had my tour manager set it up in every green room, and then what I would do is just before the show, after the show or during that downtime, I just started making beats and then that's kind of how refresh came.

    You've also been experimenting with a lot of different genres. Would you say there are any genres that you would like to explore more going forward?
    I think eventually I want to do a jazz album. A full jazz album. And, you know I really have a love for country music in a weird way. I mean, it's not weird to me, but maybe to some people it might be. But you know, I want to experiment with country music and experiment with film scoring as well.

    Are there any particular people you'd like to work with? Any directors for example?
    No, not really. I don't really have a list of directors, I just would like to work with one whose project I'm excited to be on, and they're excited to have me a part of it.

    In general, where do you think you see yourself in 10 years?
    I’ll probably be like some sort of top star by then and have a grand story. And I see myself having children, and you know, investing into my community in different ways, through art programs and maybe I’ll end up writing for TV or write a book or something.

    And you're going on tour soon again, right?
    Yeah, I'm starting my North American tour in a week. What do you what do you hope to get out of that? Well, it's my first North American tour, so I'm excited to see who my fans are. I designed it hands on, so that was fun, and the show is just coming together. And now I’m with a new stage design. It's just trying to see how my creative things work and see how it affects people and what I have to learn and take back and change for next time.

    Do you have any words of advice for up-and-coming artists? Because you you've had a pretty
    quick rise to fame, right?

    No, I wasn't quick. I mean, it seems quick. And I know I've been working on it since I was five, you know? Maybe things just happened a little back-to-back to back, but it wasn't quick. I had to go through a lot of stuff to get here. I would say be consistent. Look at yourself as a project. Look at yourself objectively and see what you want to ad and see what areas you lack in, and use vision boards to kind of craft because it comes in waves and it comes in moments and it takes years. So, you have to kind of look at it day by day. Maybe a month you want to spend working on this particular thing because you know it's going to advance you in this way. Right now, I'm working on song writing because I want to get better. So I'm writing words and reading lists. Learning how to write poetry. Poetry is not necessarily music, but it's something that'll help with me get familiar with more words and it'll help me craft songs better.

    Are there any specific themes that you want to explore more in your song writing?
    I have a hard time writing about myself and different things that I go through on a day-to-day. So, learning how to craft those things in a song in a certain way.

    Channel Tres’ upcoming EP will be titled “Real Cultural Shit.”

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    necklaces Channel's Own

    photography Joseph Culitice
    article Dante Grossfeld
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    fashion assistant Emily Diddle
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