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Globalism is part of the art and life of 19-year-old painter and model Rubina Dyan. The Armenian-born beauty seems to approach both her craft and her profession as a world tour of happy accidents.

“It does look like a map sometimes and it has faces in it,” she reflects on her current series of paintings. “It’s kind of a colorful, continental style.”

Rubina Dyan painting on set of the Nordstrom shoot

Dyan’s recent artwork contains closely cropped visages of various ethnicities in rainbow paints that sometimes resemble a topographical pattern. They are at once ethereal and aggressive: the eyes stare directly back at the viewer and mouths hang agape as if about to speak.

Artist and model Rubina Dyan on set at the Nordstrom shoot

Dyan herself speaks four languages fluently: Armenian, Spanish, Catalan and English. She is conversant in French and Russian as well. Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Dyan moved to Barcelona where she spent her teen years before moving to Los Angeles in 2007.

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Behind the scenes of our January trend shoot

Too often you only get to see the talented faces in front of the camera, not those equally gifted and often adorable souls who work their magic behind the lens. During our January Trend shoot, we reversed our camera angle to highlight the artists who execute the style and vision that make fashions come to life.

Hear from two fashion photographers plus nail and hair stylists on how they launched their successful artistic careers and what makes them excited about their crafts—including tips on how to perfect your manicure and hairdo.

SHARP SHOOTER: Zoey Grossman, Photographer 

Photographer Zoey Grossman

How did you decide this is what you wanted to do professionally?

I have always been drawn to the arts. I grew up painting and sculpting, and ended up going to an arts high school where I got to draw and paint every day. I had always played around with photography, but it wasn’t until college that I found my genuine love and passion for photos. I took a few photo courses in college that really promoted incorporating my personal experiences in life, and encouraged me to be vulnerable and really convey real emotion through photography. I have always loved fashion, magazines, etc., but these college classes really showed me that fashion photography could be deeper and more meaningful if I wanted it to be.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, (HAIR & NAILS): READ ON FOR THE ACTION

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staz1Images by Carmen Daneshmandi

Staz Lindes is one of the hottest models in the game and recently did some work for us–and we love how it turned out. But there are several layers to Lindes.

Below, scope behind-these-scenes images from Staz’s shoot photographed by our homie Carmen Daneshmandi, which, in our opinion, deserve a wing in an art museum. At least a passageway.

Interspersed therein: our Q&A with Lindes about her experience modeling for Nordstrom, what her punk rock band, the Paranoyds, is up to (she sings and plays bass)–and her musical and real-talk-laden journey through life.

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Staz yonder…

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Paris Scene Snaps, Part Four

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Paris Scene Snaps, Part Three

Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’16, from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus.paris-fashion-week-street-style-spring-2016paris-fashion-week-street-style-spring-2016

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Paris Scene Snaps, Part Two

Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’16, from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus.

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Paris Scene Snaps, Part One

Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’16, from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus.

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Milan Scene Snaps, Part Three

Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’16, from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus. 

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We’re everywhere: in front of and behind the scenes of Milan Fashion Week.

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Milan Scene Snaps, Part Two

Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’16, from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus. 

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We’re everywhere: in front of and behind the scenes of Milan Fashion Week.

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Milan Scene Snaps, Part One

Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week spring ’16, from our Global Trend Reporter Crystal Nicodemus. 

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We’re everywhere: in front of and behind the scenes of Milan Fashion Week.

SEE MORE SCENE SNAPS

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