Letter from the Editor:

The time has finally come! I have been waiting patiently for this time for almost a year now, to showcase collaborating talent. The NEED to showcase, the NEED to work, the NEED to create.

IL FAUT was born out of the NEED to create collaboratively, amongst creatives, with no strings attached, committing to equality and diversity. IL FAUT, in French, means “out of necessity, it is necessary.” 

I have been working in this industry for quite some time now. I’ve gone thru ups and downs, a job here, a job there, but nothing consistent. I’ve always continued to learn, continued to create, even as times have been hard.  I’ve always put my head down, and tried to work harder to get that break.

This is where IL FAUT comes in. IT WAS NECESSARY for me to create, IT IS NECESSARY for me to continue to work, even without the financial benefits. I was gracious enough to be able to work with amazing and talented actors, actresses, artists, designers, stylists, makeup and hair stylists, an amazing art director, public relation reps, and talent reps. A lot of people worked together to make this happen, and I am forever grateful! They made this issue NECESSARY!

I think you’ll be very happy with what we put together. Enjoy and I look forward to creating more in the future!

Cleveland

Our Contributors

Writers: Kiki Fox, Sydni Kepp

Art Director: Jiyoon Cha

Stylists: Sofia Karvela, Krisana Sotelo, Sophia Costima, Michael Fisher

Makeup: Kelsey Deenihan, Jessi Butterfield, Benjamin Thigpen, Melissa Adelaide

Hair / Grooming: Lacy Redway, Jessi Butterfield, Benjamin Thigpen, Melissa Adelaide, Brian Magallones

Fashion: Marc Jacobs