House of Solo - Published Work
HOUSE OF SOLO Magazine is a quarterly print and digital publication, based between Leeds and London but with global contribution. Our magazine focuses on projecting high fashion stories for both men and women as well as art, culture, beauty, and pop culture trends. We offer a unique perspective regarding pop culture, fashion, and life. Taking strength from a diverse audience of engaged readers, we tell the story of aesthetic evolution. Our content is crafted to start conversations, empowering readers to see the beauty in the bigger picture. We give a voice to the creative process behind art and fashion, allowing it to flood our pages with bold colours, brave words and wild imagination. It's all about celebrating the best of the best. We’ve taken talent large and small, local and global, from a variety of trades and practices, and compiled them here for a cohesive look into the minds of stars of the present.
Caity Lotz - Interview
‘I really believe women are like wolves, and “The power of the pack is in the wolf, and the power of the wolf is in the pack”. When we unite and have each other’s backs, the possibilities are endless.’
(PHOTOGRAPHER: RICKY TOMPKINS // STYLIST: TARA NICHOLS // HAIR STYLIST: DALLIN JAMES // MAKE-UP ARTIST: ELIZABETH WINDUST)
Chosen Jacobs - Interview
You might know Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, one of the seven members of the Losers club in the most recent film rendition of Stephen King’s It. Having delivered a harrowing and impressive performance in the blockbuster movie of the (end of the) summer, it’s not hard to imagine he’ll be moving onto amazing things in the near future. He opens up about his first experience in acting (local Atlanta theater), his musical pursuits (including a song on It’s playlist), and life outside of films (just a normal 16-year-old’s life, really).
(PHOTOGRAPHER: STORM SANTOS // STYLIST: CAT WRIGHT // GROOMER: TASHA BROWN FOR EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS USING BAXTER OF CA)
Pollyanna McIntosh - Interview
‘I think it is inspiring to watch a woman on TV, in a big show, own her space and feel comfortable in her choices.’
(PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRISTOPHER PATEY // STYLIST: KELLY BROWN // HAIR BY MICHAEL KANYON USING AMERICAN ENGLISH FOR CELESTINE AGENCY // MAKEUP BY CHRISTINA GUERRA USING KAT VON D FOR CELESTINE AGENCY)
Mason Cook - Interview
‘It can be easy to lose track of what is real in the entertainment business, but my family life helps me keep my feet firmly planted in reality.’
(Photographer: Ted Sun // Retoucher: Emerald Monzon // Groomer: Crystal Tran for Exclusive Artists using Malin + Goetz // Stylist: Philippe Uter)
Talitha Bateman - Interview
With notable roles in recent films such as The 5th Wave, So B. It, Vengeance: A Love Story, and Geostorm, and the leading role in the origin story of all our favourite horror movie franchise Insidious, namely Annabelle: Creation, Talitha Bateman has an impressive drive - particular for someone of only 16. With a full plate of movies having come out this year, and an even fuller plate for next year, she made some time to speak to us about her exciting slice of life.
(Photographer: CHRIS PATEY / / Stylist: SUZI REZLER From State Artist Management / / Hair Stylist: SASCHA BREUER From Starworks Artists Using Wella Emei / / Make-Up: ALLAN AVENDAÑO From Starworks Artists Using Nars / / Fashion Assistant: LAUREN TAYLOR)
Rafael de la Fuente - Interview
“I AM FASCINATED BY THE POSSIBILITY OF INSPIRING PEOPLE”
(PHOTOGRAPHER: BENJO ARWAS //
STYLIST: ADENA ROHATINER // Hair Stylist: GRACE PHILLIPS)
Vic Mensa - Interview
‘I feel that Western civilisation is a mass campaign of disinformation and miseducation for the purpose of maintaining the dominance of the bourgeoisie over the proletariat.’
(Photographer: NIKLAS HAZE // Stylist: KIRUBEL BELAY // Hair and make-up artist: REVE RYU // Production: LILIAN BÜECHNER)
Blur the Gender Lines
The fashion and makeup industries, for as long as we can see in recorded modern history, have been heavily coded either female or male. Clothing and cosmetics are so heavily steeped in gender coding, and yet, both industries continue to be saturated in the commonalities of sexism apparent in any part of society. To be taken seriously, even in an industry where men interested in succeeding are largely discouraged: one cannot display feminine traits or standards.
(Photographer: Darren Black / / Stylist: Alan Goddard / / Model: Geron & Theodor / / Agency: Supa / / Hair & Make: Nina Fay Robinson using MAC)
Fashion x Music
Fashion has always been a means of expressing oneself, defining oneself, placing oneself in history or in culture. The same goes for music; the subcultures that have emerged from different music genres and movements as they have risen and fallen in our society have defined one period in history or another in much the same way that fashion has. And both are intricately intertwined, especially in the development of rebellions and movements as they have occurred in the past century.
(Lil Yachty Shoot: Photographer: Eva Pentel / / Creative Director: Imran Malik / / Stylist: Kirubel Belay / / Assistant stylist: Chris James / / Makeup artist: Asuka Fukuda)