The New Sk8r Girls In Pop Magazine

Brianna Capozzi and Stevie Dance make such a good pair. Between the two of them—and everyone else in the Venice Beach skater girl story from the most recent issue of POP—they know how to shoot exactly what I feel like looking at right now. It’s all about that sun-filled hazy film grain, good skin, clothes that don’t feel stiff or sophisticated, and a wink (if you’ll allow me to be a bit cheesy). “We wanted to make a story that had the types of women we grew up admiring,” Stevie told me. “Ones that look like the girls on your family beach holiday that were always unedited and healthy and unaware. Ones with bodies. Ones without haircuts. Ones with big smiles.”

Everything is fun and light, and we got to be included this time in the smallest way—a little smear of some Balm Dotcom. Makeup artist Ingeborg prepped all the girls using it on their lips, she confirmed via email. The issue is still rolling out in the US, but it’s out on Instagram if you follow Stevie, Ingeborg, Shaughnessy Brown, Sophie Koella et al. Fitting for now since Stevie and Brianna found most of the girls on social media. One of the girls, Jeet, is from Bondi Beach, Australia, and had never been to the US. “She flew herself over and showed up wanting to go to In-N-Out with some flip-flops on and a silk beach dress in her bag and not much else,” Stevie told me. “Georgia [Fowler] is an Aussie too and has the body of a human weapon—I’ve known her since she was a kid it seems….Sophie is a living Los Angeles angel, Becca [Hiller], Shaughnessy, Cayley [King]—each of them special and unique and of their own magic.”

And there you have it. Girls inspired by girls. Magic.

—Tom Newton

Images from POP Magazine, Issue 34, Spring/Summer 16. Photography by Brianna Capozzi. Fashion by Stevie Dance, POP’s Fashion Director (and ITG contributor). For more of the issue, visit

Remember Lara Stone’s unretouched Juergen Teller photos for System? Tom does. Let him tell you all about it.

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Romain Duquesne, Photographer & Anna Santangelo, Stylist

Last month, we launched Milky Jelly Cleanser, after more than a year of development and hundreds of suggestions from our lovely community of readers. But product development is only part of the story—there’s still the campaign, the casting, the styling…everything that makes Milky Jelly into a world. Today, meet two key players in the final stages of Milky Jelly: Romain and Anna. Best friends from Australia, they photographed and styled those great photos of Georgie that live on Here they talk about careers, inspiration, and why your best friends can also be your mentors (and vice-versa): 

Romain Duquesne, Photographer: I grew up in a little country town of 7,000 people in western Australia, and I hated it so much. As a teenager I was like, ‘I need to escape, I need to do something with my life.’ So I moved to Perth, and then Sydney, and now I’m based in London.

Anna Santangelo, Stylist: I lived in Australia too, but I have an identity crisis about where I’m ‘from.’ I was born in California, and then when I was 15 I moved to Sydney and now I’m back in the States, but on the other side—New York. Being in Orange County feels like it’s a past life when I talk about it! My dad worked for a company at the time that brought us over [to Sydney]. We were only meant to stay for a year and then the next thing we knew, we were there for 13 years. It’s very much home.

Romain: I remember being this little country kid and saying to my mom, ‘Hey mom, I’m going to be a fashion photographer! I’m going to move to this city and this city and then I’m going to end up in Europe!’ She was like, ‘Cool, great.’ I don’t think she really believed me at the time, but I proved her wrong, didn’t I?

Anna: I wish I had that clear of a path! My younger sister was like that—she was one of those kids who knew exactly what they want to do.

Romain: You’re like, ‘Did I make the right decision?’ Because you’re so young. But I just love photography, so it worked out. I first started taking photos when I was 14, and I ended up going to college and studying photo.

Anna: I actually went to school for science and anatomy. My dad was a marine biologist at a university and I’m the oldest of three girls, so I think he was like, ‘Yes! One of my girls is going to be a scientist!’ Then, as amazing as the degree was, it kind of didn’t resonate with me as something that I wanted to do. But I was always inspired by styling. I’ve always liked the idea of visually expressing things with clothes and the ability to show them in a way that’s not conventionally the way one might wear them.

So I didn’t go to school for styling, but I feel like assisting is the best way you can get experience. My first assisting job was for a magazine called Madison. In Sydney it was like one of the Bauhaus Media ones, kind of commercial. I was stuck in this little closet making labels and cleaning adhesive off of shoes and I was like, ‘What is my life?’ But that was the first thing I ever did working for someone else. I assisted quite a few stylists in Sydney, no one really prolific, but a lot of the people that I really looked up to in Australia had already made the move over here, like Stevie Dance. After that I started doing my own thing and for me it was very important to work with someone that I felt inspired by.

When I moved to New York I got the opportunity to assist Karl Templer. I had just moved here, hadn’t even bought a bed yet, and I was going for an interview with Karl! I was freaking out. The interview was intimidating, but you get a tougher skin. I got the job and my first shoot with him was for a Vogue Italia cover with Steven Meisel. It was definitely jumping in the deep end.

Romain: I’d only been in Sydney for three years before I started shooting for Oyster. When I met with the fashion editor at the time we just got along so well and we kept working on so many shoots together. I feel honored to have received so much support from her at a time no one else was really that interested. She saw something, and that was great. Anna’s been working with Oyster longer than I have. I only met her in December of 2014. We did a few shoots with Oyster just in the beginning of the year before she moved. And we always say that we wish we would have met sooner. When we started working together, it was like… You know how you meet those people and you just click? We have similar styles, but just enough that she pushes me and I push her and we create something a little bit different than what we are both used to.

Anna: We speak to each other like mentors.

Romain: It’s true! Our friendship is really good because we tell each other about the good sides and the bad sides. Both of us are always there for the other. There’s so many great creatives on top of their game, but I’m much more into working with Anna. I think that working together on the same level, you’re not dealing with a person’s ego, so you can progress together and push each other and that’s a really healthy relationship.

It’s not hard to stay inspired when you love what you do. There’s no method, it’s just your life. There are days when it’s harder to get the ideas, of course, but I’m always quite keen to do it. A while ago I did a beauty story for a magazine and I was given a reference for Glossier’s first campaign and I thought, ‘Cool, I like this!’ Of course I wasn’t going to copy it. I wanted to do my own version.

Anna: There was a magazine in Australia that contacted me not long after I moved here, and they wanted to do a feature on Annie [Kreighbaum]. It was a very small editorial operation, so they organized a meeting for me to come to Glossier and meet her. I came in and I noticed the moodboards on the wall and so many images were Romain’s! I was like, ‘Annie, can I please take a photo of your moodboard and send these to Romain?’ She was like, ‘I really love his work!’ And I was like, ‘I know him and he’s moving to London, I can put you in touch!’

Romain: When Anna told me that I was like, OK! A few weeks later I messaged Emily saying, ‘Hey, I’m moving to London in a few weeks and I would love to work with you guys one day.’ She cc’d me on an email with Annie and Annie said, ‘OK, great! Let’s work on something together!’ It’s a small world, right?

In Australia, the market overall is very commercial, so making the move to London was the right choice for me. Even with the weather—it’s better for my personal work. That’s what inspires me…to be in a place where I’m not held back from shooting whatever I like. For inspiration, both Anna and I have been saying that we don’t want to look at fashion photography anymore. We’ll send each other films that we like watching or snippets of films or go to galleries. For me it’s walking down the street. The industry is very saturated with people shooting very similar styles and, as much as that is beautiful, we are all being subconsciously influenced by the same things.

Anna: There’s so much to be inspired by! I was never really a huge movie watcher until quite recently, but there are so many things that I want to shoot now that are inspired by film. I’ve always liked to dissect things that are very small and seemingly not important to people, but maybe that’s the science background in me.

—as told to ITG

Romain Duquesne and Anna Santangelo photographed by Tom Newton.

See the full Milky Jelly campaign (and discover the whole story behind the launch) here. Or read about the careers of Oribe, Sarah Brown, and others in ITG’s The Professional.

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Meet The Team: Cherie & Lynley

What was once a tiny and mighty beauty blog called Into The Gloss has become a bona fide NYC startup: Glossier, with a ragtag team of 35+ jogging up and down the stairwell of our Soho office building, spread out across three floors. Why are we here? We’re creating a new kind of beauty company from the ground up—one that acknowledges the hopes, dreams, and desires of women today, and gives them the tools (both digitally and physically) to take ownership over their beauty routines. Who are we? Well, a lot of us began like you: as readers. And we’d like for you to get to know us a little better—what we each do, where we come from, and what we’re excited about. Meet Cherie and Lynley:

How do you build company culture from the ground, up?

Lynley Flanagan, Associate People Manager: “It’s pretty natural, actually. We’ve already formed a culture that’s inclusive and actually leans very strongly feminist, so now we’re just building upon it. And, we’re friends! Everyone that works here is so close knit. When we’re conceptualizing a new product, everyone can impact the process. I could go downstairs right now and talk to Dilan about packaging and be like, ‘This could be cool or that could be cool,’ and he would run with one of the ideas.”

Cherie Camacho, Administrative Coordinator: “A lot of people here really enjoy what they do, so that’s why you sometimes see people getting here at 7:30 AM and leaving late. It never feels like, ‘Oh man, I’m going to work…Everyone enjoys collaborating and learning about all the different departments. And I think the team here does a great job of communicating and staying true to the natural, inclusive culture that’s already organically forming, which is dope.”

Cherie Camacho
Where are you from?
PG County, Maryland

What do you do at Glossier?
In two words—”It’s handled.” I’m the office’s Olivia Pope and I oversee all Glossier team fun!

What emoji best represents you?
The ‘Maria Maria, she reminds me of a West Side Story’ aka the 💃

What’s your motto?
Presence > productivity. I used to be so obsessed with being productive. I’ve decided that I want to stop measuring my happiness by degree of productivity. I want to be fully present. I want to experience everything in real time, IRL. Post now, not later.

Which five products can you not live without?
Glossier Boy Brow in Brown for a natural look (Black when I feel like doing more) and Cetaphil Body Lotion for my dry skin. And I love fragrances—I just think they’re more fun than makeup products. I like Escentric Molecules Molecule01, Comme des Garçons BLACK [ed note: no longer available], and Kiehl’s Essence Oils Rollerball.

What’s your ideal Sunday?
I spend most of my Sundays at home with my roommates. I usually sing and dance around in my kimono while my roommate Azza makes candles. Oh, and I drink a lot of coffee on Sundays. Sundays are for nine cups of Colombian coffee and dance-offs.

Current favorite song:
brotherKAMAU, Hey Ya — Interpretation

What was your best idea ever?
I say, “This is my best idea ever!” at least three times a day. My most recent one was a Gloffice Karaoke/Lip Sync Battle-themed Happy Hour…

If you didn’t work at Glossier, what would you be doing?
I’d want to be Dr. Spencer Reid. #criminalminds

Lynley Flanagan
Where are you from?
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. You may know it from such film classics as Ice Cube’s Next Friday and Comedy Central’s Workaholics.

What do you do at Glossier?
I’m the Associate People Manager, which means I’m equal parts camp counselor and vice principal. I get to dabble in a whole host of things, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, company culture, team building, HR, business operations, etc. I get every question imaginable sent my way from “How can I develop my career here?” to “My jeans turned my white leather desk chair blue, what do I do?” and I figure it out.

What emoji best represents you?

What’s your motto?
“That’s not the solution to that problem.” That’s not to say there is no solution, but that you can always think of a better one. Think harder. At least that’s what I tell myself when problem solving and it produces pretty good results.

Which five products can you not live without?
Glossier Priming Moisturizer, Skin Inc. Collagen Serum (for acne scarring), Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Light, Glossier Boy Brow in Brown, and mascara (any brand as long as it’s not waterproof—who wants to try to get that off their eyeballs at the end of every day? No, thank you).

What’s your ideal Sunday?
Wandering around buying furniture I don’t need. I’m obsessed with Craigslist, I check it every day and I’ve developed a bad furniture collecting habit. I once moved into an apartment and I had three desks. People barely need one desk—I had three.

Current favorite song:
The 1999 superhit “Smooth” by Santana ft. Rob Thomas, because every time Sandra jokingly plays it in the office, someone starts dancing.

What was your best idea ever?
Moving to NYC

If you didn’t work at Glossier, what would you be doing?
Working on getting my own home improvement show á la Fixer Upper or Rehab Addict.

—as told to ITG

Cherie Camacho and Lynley Flanagan photographed by Tom Newton.

Say hello to Glossier’s design team Adriana Deleo and Dilan Walpola—and get acquainted with the rest of the team over here.

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#GRWM: Emily Weiss

Hey, it’s me! In my pajamas! With my cat, Chloé. And this is what I do in the morning (or at least in the Annie Kreighbaum/Tom Newton-produced version of my morning, which is a little more well-lit than my everyday routine).

Products, linked for convenience—

Glossier Priming Moisturizer
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium
Glossier Balm Dotcom
Sheila Stotts Hairbrush
Aveda Thickening Tonic
Moonshot Radiance Loose Aqua Finisher
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Glossier Boy Brow in Brown
Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo

Oh, and one thing not shown (something had to be cut!) but is nevertheless essential when I get into Glossier HQ every morning: I cut out the New York Post’s daily horoscope section and tape it to the wall in the elevator. It’s important to know when Mercury is in retrograde and all.

—Emily Weiss

Video shot and edited by Serena Reynolds. Produced by Annie Kreighbaum.

More #GRWM: See the morning routines of Product and Operations Manager Linda Bui and Executive Editor Annie Kreighbaum.

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Meet The Team: Adriana & Dilan

What was once a tiny and mighty beauty blog called Into The Gloss has become a bona fide NYC startup: Glossier, with a ragtag team of 35+ jogging up and down the stairwell of our Soho office building, spread out across three floors. Why are we here? We’re creating a new kind of beauty company from the ground up—one that acknowledges the hopes, dreams, and desires of women today, and gives them the tools (both digitally and physically) to take ownership over their beauty routines. Who are we? Well, a lot of us began like you: as readers. And we’d like for you to get to know us a little better—what we each do, where we come from, and what we’re excited about. Meet our design team, Dilan and Adriana:

What’s the Glossier approach to design?

Dilan Walpola, Designer: “That’s a hard question because it’s always changing. But there is a foundation we’ve laid—we’ve built very strong but not overstated branding. We could get rid of all the copy on a moisturizer and if we just had that pink bar, like, we own that so well that people would see that and say, ‘Glossier.’ And as we grow the line, it’s about evolving with small but smart steps.”

Adriana Deleo, Head of Design: “I think there’s also a balance that we try to strike between the aspirational and the practical. And it’s the high/low that we sometimes reference. So whether it’s really simple materials but really concise, almost sophisticated design…There’s these subtleties that we try to incorporate into everything. Something like a happy face on the bottom of your box that a lot of people wouldn’t catch, but for the people that do catch it, it’s like a little wink. It’s the secret handshake that helps you connect at another level.”

Adriana Deleo
Where are you from?
Puerto Rico

What do you do at Glossier?
Every week is a little different, but I help build campaigns with Helen and Annie, I design packaging and all kinds of printed materials—anything from the poster that comes with your orders to the shipper that shows up at your door, the mask box, stickers…I’m really a sucker for print and working at a smaller shop like ours allows me to work on a bit of everything, which I love.

What are you currently inspired by?
Marine biologist Sylvia Earle is an incredible and fearless woman, still fighting her fight and shaking things up at 80. In a parallel life I would’ve wanted to be an oceanographer.

Last lesson you learned?
Just keep working and making. You’ll figure out your process and learn along the way. Plus the more you make, the less precious things are.

What’s always in your kitchen?
Olive oil and garlic

What’s your motto?
“God (or is it the devil?) is in the details.” Or something like it. There’s definitely magic in the small gestures, both in design and in life.

What’s on your desk?
Bottles and tubes, color swatches, a sharpie, my Balm Dotcom, a palo santo twig that not only smells great but is good for fidgeting, pretty packaging that Emily leaves on my desk for inspiration.

Dilan Walpola
Where are you from?


What do you do at Glossier?
Translating products into offline experiences, packaging, props, and everything in-between.

What are you currently inspired by?

Last lesson you learned?
A beautiful thing is never perfect.

What’s always in your kitchen?

Favorite Instagrams?
@ideabooksltd, @slowandsteadywinstherace, and @pepperellett

What’s on your desk?
Too much

What was your best idea ever?

—as told to ITG

Adriana Deleo and Dilan Walpola photographed by Tom Newton.

Say hello to Glossier’s Executive Editor Annie Kreighbaum—and get acquainted with the rest of the team over here.

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