indira cesarine

Editor of The Untitled Magazine, Photographer, Director, Fashion Editor, Journalist & Multimedia Artist

NAOMIE HARRIS—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW + PHOTOS FOR THE #GIRLPOWER ISSUE

British actress Naomie Harris is best-known for her role as Eve Moneypenny in Bond films Skyfall and the upcoming Spectre due out November 6th. Acting since the age of nine, her first starring film role came in the British post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later, directed by Danny Boyle, whom she credits with giving her a big break. “28 Days Later completely kick started my career, and then he did exactly the same thing for me ten years later [when] he asked me to come in and audition for Frankenstein at the National…I feel like twice Danny came in kind of like my angel, my career angel.” Notable roles such as her portrayal of Winnie Mandela in Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom and Tia Dalma in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies accentuated her career and versatility as an actress. She has been outspoken about her thoughts on the importance of working with female writers and directors, as well as the need for more strong female characters in film.

THE STREET ARTIST - CALEDONIA CURRY AKA SWOON - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FOR THE #GIRLPOWER ISSUE

“[Submerged Motherlands] brought me in touch with who I am as a woman and with my desire to just show up really personally in my work. So I think in that way when your own story becomes very central, then who you are as a woman becomes very central…the project that I’m working on right now, where I just came from in Philadelphia, it very, very, very much came out of the work that started around the time of my mother’s death.” This past summer, Swoon took a breather for a few months to find artistic respite away from the frenetic energy of NYC, and to work on a series of drawings inspired by the time she spent recently in Philadelphia. “It’s so necessary that we talk about addiction and trauma and incarceration. [And I was] reminded not forget the other pieces that make the conversation…We need to have elements of beauty and we need to have elements of joy and wonderment. That has to be part of the conversation for our own sanity and our experience of life…”

TESS HOLLIDAY - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW + PHOTOS FOR THE #GIRLPOWER ISSUE

“Over the past few months, my wildest dreams have come true. And I’m still a size 22.” As the largest plus-sized model to be signed to a mainstream agency, the stunning Tess Holliday has proven that big is not only beautiful, but is increasingly accepted in the fashion industry. Interview and photography by Indira Cesarine

CARLY RAE JEPSEN - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW + PHOTOS FOR THE #GIRLPOWER ISSUE

“I can remember the night I actually signed the contract with Justin and Scooter, to SchoolBoy Records. It felt like my childhood dream had somehow come true. At this point, we didn’t have enough money, the band boys and me, to have our own hotel room, so we were all sleeping on the couches and the pull–out couches of the hotel, and the only way to get privacy was to go for a walk or visit the hotel swimming pool, and that’s what I did." Carly Rae Jepsen interview by Indira Cesarine

ELLE KING - THE GOOD AND THE BAD - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FOR THE #GIRLPOWER ISSUE

“I’m not encouraging anyone to do anything that I’ve done, but I feel that this is the path that my life is on, and I’m even thankful for the hard things that have come my way, because they’ve made me who I am. I’m thankful for all of it, the good and the bad!” Elle King, daughter of comedian Rob Schneider, moved to New York at the age of thirteen with her mother and stepfather, who bestowed her with her first guitar. She has become known for her unabashed, robust music... Elle King Interview and photos by Indira Cesarine

BANKS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW + PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE #GIRLPOWER ISSUE

“I just want everyone to feel empowered. You are your voice. You are your words. You are your movement, and nobody else can define who you are.” Musician, muse, seductress, champion of female empowerment …these are only a few of the descriptors that come to mind in attempting to pinpoint R&B break-out siren Banks. In a few short years she released two EPs and a hugely successful full-length that catapulted her into the mainstream, breaking the blogosphere along the way.

TOVE LO TALKS LOVE, SEX, DRUGS & DOUBLE STANDARDS - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

“For me, it’s kind of the pattern of my relationships. Initially how it starts is very passionate… When something that’s been very passionate and very intense ends, I don’t think there’s any way to end that on good terms.” Swedish pop singer-songwriter Tove Nilsson, better known as Tove Lo, is candid when it comes to talking about her debut album Queen of the Clouds, which was released in the U.S. on September 30th, 2014. Interview by Indira Cesarine

DAVID GUETTA ON TAKING OVER THE CHARTS & KEEPING THE PARTY ALIVE - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Indira Cesarine caught up with the David Guetta shortly after his fiery 2015 Coachella performances to speak about his role in the electronic evolution, award-winning collaborations, and his efforts to make the world a better place. Check out his interview below, and stay tuned for his exclusive feature in our Fall / Winter 2015 print edition. Indira Cesarine: I can see that you’ve been having a pretty crazy schedule since our shoot in New York. How are you coping? David Guetta: (laughs) Well, I just finished Coachella, which was absolutely amazing! I’m very happy about it. On the first weekend, I had the Black Eyed Peas back together for the first time on stage, and it was really exciting as we have a new record called “Awesome.” And then we did “I Gotta Feeling,” which was really crazy! And on the second weekend, I played my new single called “Hey Mama” that is doing really incredible in the U.S. right now. We didn’t promote it yet or anything, and it’s already number seven in the charts, which is incredible. Nicki [Minaj] came on stage when I dropped it. Together with Beyoncé, and of course that was pretty exciting!

ERIK HASSLE ON SOUL MUSIC, TOURING & HIS LATEST TRACKS - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW + VIDEO

“Music is like therapy for me. When I write songs, it’s a lot of what I haven’t articulated yet – things that are deep within me that I need to get out of myself.” For 26-year-old Swedish singer, Erik Hassle, honesty is the key to his artistry. Influenced primarily by soul music, it makes sense that self reflection is a natural element in his writing process. Interview by Indira Cesarine.

HOLLIE COOK TALKS TROPICAL POP, HER NEW MUSIC AND GROWING UP WITH THE SEX PISTOLS

As the daughter of Sex Pistol‘s drummer Paul Cook and Culture Club backup singer Jeni Cook, there’s no question of how British born Hollie Cook got into music. The promising young artist, who is also the god daughter of Boy George, has always loved performing, and her sound, which she describes as “tropical pop” is a catchy blend of reggae and pop-infused refrains. From 2005-2010, upon the reunion of the 70s band The Slits, Cook dropped out of college to perform with the group, which she claims

MOBY ON MUSIC, RE-RELEASING HOTEL:AMBIENT & HIS LATEST PERFORMANCES - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Richard Melville Hall, better known as Moby, is without a doubt one of the most well known producers of ambient music. Moby captured the attention of electronic fans worldwide when he remixed the theme song to David Lynch’s now cult-classic television series Twin Peaks in the early 90s. The progressive house track and remix, titled “Go,” reached the UK Top Ten in 1991. Two years later, Moby signed a five-record deal with Mute Records/Elektra. He released his first full length album, Everything I

BØRNS DROPS OUT OF HIS TREEHOUSE TO CHAT WITH UNTITLED - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

“The song itself is about being in this weightlessness,” Garrett Borns, better known as BØRNS says regarding his single “10,000 Emerald Pools.” “You can feel weightlessness underwater, or in space, or in this case, it is in love. It’s equating being underwater and everything kind of being in slow motion – being in love with someone and diving deeper into love with this person.” With the explosion of dreamy synth-pop sounds in “10,000,” it’s hard not to fall in love with BØRNS and his music.
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