First Draft Magazine | Issue 01

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A seasonal 'scrap book' style magazine celebrating Art, Design, Wellbeing, Beauty & Food. First Draft places value on the home made, the well considered and the hand crafted.

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  • T H E S U M M E R I S S U E 1 4 / 1 5

    Pe t i t e G r a n d . T h u r s d a y S u n d a y . H i d e & S e e k I n t i m a t e s . M a d i s o n H a r r i o t t

    N o . 1

    D E S I G N . A R T . W E L L B E I N G . B E A U T Y . F O O D

  • T H E P H I L O S O P H YFirst Draft Magazine was born from a desire to

    celebrate life in its purest form. The way it was

    intended to be lived. With a complete disregard

    for external trends, pressures and fluctuating

    standards of normality, life should be

    lived parallel with the seasons, simply, with

    common sense and enjoyed prefusely. The

    various categories in the publication vary from

    Wellbeing, Beauty & self-maintenance, Crafts,

    dressing one self, art and food. First Draft offers

    a perspective which could almost be considered

    as naiive, so simple yet so true and real. The

    values seen in this perspective echoes truth in a

    very primal sense, celebrating the hand crafted,

    the home made, the well considered and the

    home grown. The scrap book style of First

    Draft lends itself to the idea of something hand

    made, a gift from one person to the other - one

    that money cannot replicate. All images within

    the magazine have been un-retouched as we

    believe that inbalances and imperfections are

    to be celebrated, highlighting the raw essense

    of true beauty. First Draft demonstrates the

    entire process. candid, honest and real.

    www. firstdraftmagazine.com

  • T h ey t a u g h t by ex a m p l e t h a t l i f e i s t o b e l i v e d s i m p l y a n d e n j oy e d p r o f u s e l y. To a p p r e c i a t e a n d c o m e t o l o ve eve r y s i n g l e b l e s s i n g i n l i f e i s t h e d e f i n i t i o n o f j oy. A c o n c e p t s o u n c o m p l i c a t e d i n n a t u r e t h a t i t h a s b e c o m e l o s t i n t h i s f a s t p a c e d wo r l d . T h e s i m p l i c i t y i n t h e m a n n e r o f w h i c h t h ey l i v e d a l l owe d fo r s o m u c h c l a r i t y a s t h ey ex t e n d e d wo r d s o f w i s d o m t h a t I k n ow m y f a t h e r s t i l l c a r r i e s w i t h h i m t o d ay. N i m u ch o n i p o c h o p e p e wo u l d s ay, a l way s s p e a k i n g o f b a l a n c e i n l i f e. E l s o l m a n e s e p a r a t o d o s , M a r i a e n c o u r a g e d u s t o n ev e r b e c o m p e t i t i v e o r m a l i c e o u s, a n d t r u s t t h a t eve r yo n e w i l l h a ve t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o s h i n e a n d s u c c e e d . S e e i n g l i f e i n t h i s w ay i n s t i l l s s o m u c h p e a c e a n d s e c u r i t y, s o m e t h i n g t h e wo r l d i s i n d e s p e r a t e n e e d o f. E ve r y v i s i t t o t h e i r t e e n s ny h o m e i n G l e b e b e c a m e a p a r t y - S a l s a , C u m b i a a n d Fe s t e j o m u s i c b l a r e d f r o m eve r y o p e n w i n d ow a n d c r a n n ey w h i l s t i n s i d e we d r a n k t e a ( w i t h 1 0 s u g a r s ) , h a d l o n g c ove r s a t i o n s i n t h e k i t c h e n , p l ay e d c a r d s a n d b r o k e o f f i n t o p a i r s a n d d a n c e d a r o u n d t h e c r a m p e d l i v i n g r o o m d o d g i n g t a b l e s a n d f u r n i t u r e. A l t h o u g h h e wa s a ve r y c o o l c a t , I w i l l n ev e r fo r g e t t h e u t t e r j oy o n m y g r a n d p a s f a c e a s h e s hy l y s a t o n h i s s i d e o f t h e s o f a a n d wa t c h e d h i s f a m i l y f e e l a t h o m e. I t s t h r o u g h t h e i r ex a m p l e t h a t I m a d e i t m y m i s s i o n t o c r e a t e a n d p r o m o t e a l i f e w h e r e j oy i s f o u n d i n w h a t m o n ey c a n n o t b u y - t o t a k e t h e t i m e t o s e e t h e b e a u t y i n eve r y s m a l l d e t a i l . H a r d wo r k , f a i t h , f o o d m a d e w i t h l ov e, m a k i n g t i m e fo r f a m i l y, b a l a n c e & f o l l ow i n g yo u r p a s s i o n . I t s s i m p l e. I t s t h e l i f e we we r e a l l d e s i g n e d t o l i ve, we j u s t n e e d t o b e r e m i n d e d . T h a n k y o u fo r n ev e r l e t t i n g m e fo r g e t .

    I l ov e y o u b o t h .

  • When First Draft was nothing but a few hand-written notes and ideas

    on a brown paper bag on the bus ride home.

  • P R O L O G U E

    01.

    T h e S u m m e r I s s u e . T h e B a r e M i n i m u m

    T H E C R A F T

    02.0 2 . 1 Pe t i t e G r a n d . 0 2 . 2 T h u r s d a y S u n d a y . 0 2 . 3 Jo r d a n M c C o r m a c k . 0 2 . 4 M a d i s o n H a r r i o t t . I l h a

    W E L L B E I N G

    03.

    0 3 . 1 M o v e m e n t . 0 3 . 2 S u m m e r H a r v e s t , R a w Fo o d s . 0 3 . 3 D a y o f R e s t . 0 3 . 4 S u n d a y Fa s t i n g

  • T h e S u m m e r I s s u e . T h e B a r e M i n i m u m

    0 2 . 1 Pe t i t e G r a n d . 0 2 . 2 T h u r s d a y S u n d a y . 0 2 . 3 Jo r d a n M c C o r m a c k . 0 2 . 4 M a d i s o n H a r r i o t t . I l h a

    0 3 . 1 M o v e m e n t . 0 3 . 2 S u m m e r H a r v e s t , R a w Fo o d s . 0 3 . 3 D a y o f R e s t . 0 3 . 4 S u n d a y Fa s t i n g

  • g i f t s f r o m t h e h e a r t . h o m e m a d e c h r i s t m a s t r e a t s

    c o n t r i b u t o r p r o f i l e s / / i s s u e 0 1

    s u m m e r s k i n p r i n c i p l e s . f r o m t h e i n s i d e o u t . t h e n e w c l e a n s i n g r o u t i n e

  • T I S T H E S E A S O N

    05.g i f t s f r o m t h e h e a r t . h o m e m a d e c h r i s t m a s t r e a t s

    L A S T W O R D S

    06.c o n t r i b u t o r p r o f i l e s / / i s s u e 0 1

    B E A U T Y

    04.s u m m e r s k i n p r i n c i p l e s . f r o m t h e i n s i d e o u t . t h e n e w c l e a n s i n g r o u t i n e

  • C o v e r p h o t o b y J o d i e M c B r i d e

  • E D I T O R I N C H I E F / C R E A T I V E & A R T D I R E C T O R

    F E A T U R E D D E S I G N E R S

    C O N T R I B U T I N G P H O T O G R A P H E R S

    P R O D U C T I O N

    G a b r i e l a H i d a l g o .

    T a n y a K o v a c e v i c ,P e t i t e G r a n d

    I r i s & M a r a ,T h u r s d a y S u n d a y

    M a d i s o n H a r r i o t t ,I d l e H a n d s

    J o r d a n M c C o r m a c k ,H i d e & S e e k I n t i m a t e s

    C O N T R I B U T I N G W R I T E R S

    H M U AL o u i s e H e a l yM a i F u j i m o t o

    M o d e l sG a b r i e l l e B r o o k s

    D a y n a S u r l a nM i l l i e T h o m p s o n

    C a i t l i n N e l s o nR a c h e l M i l l e r

    S o p h i e V a n P a m l e n

    S c o t t H e n r yJ o d i e M c B r i d e

    G i o r g i o D i L o r e n z o

    T H E S U M M E R I S S U E 1 4 / 1 5

    01.

  • T H E S U M M E R I S S U E Summer: the only season collectively associated with connotations of freedom, relaxation and festivitity. A

    time that is anticipated, cherished and savoured by virtually everyone. Morning routines are shorter, Make

    up regimes simplify, hair wilder, clothing shorter, lighter and softer as we retrieve to a simplistic primal state

    finding contentment within the bare essentials. The bare minimum. A towel, bikini, sun, sand, salty water,

    great company and all the memories that are waiting to happen. It would seem that mother nature too, has our

    backs bringing all the seasonal goodness the earth has to offer to make sure we are completely nourished -

    mangos, coconuts, pineapples and cherries to say the least.

  • T H E S U M M E R I S S U E / / T H E B A R E M I N I M U M

    01.

    Summer: the only season collectively associated

    with connotations of freedom, relaxation and

    festivitity. A time that is anticipated, cherished

    and savoured by virtually everyone. Morning

    routines are shorter, Make up regimes simplify,

    hair wilder, clothing shorter, lighter and softer

    as we retrieve to a simplistic primal state finding

    contentment within the bare essentials. The

    bare minimum. A towel, bikini, sun, sand, salty

    water, great company and all the memories that

    are waiting to happen. As always, mother nature

    too, has our backs bringing all the seasonal

    goodness the earth has to offer to make sure we

    are completely nourished - mangos, coconuts,

    pineapples and cherries to say the very least.

    All these littlethese qualities and beautiies of

    the season are celebrated and ilfiltrated in all

    aspects of the magazine. From the title of each

    editorial story to the quality of the filmn to the

    concept of the direction in itself. Summer is

    our muse, and what a muse.

  • T H E S U M M E R I S S U E

    As children, our concerns span no further than building sandcastles, digging holes, collecting shells and rolling around amongst the waves until the sun loses its sting and slowly sinks below the horizon. When the salty winds brought a sudden chill and goosebumps on red arms and legs, it was time to go home. Reluctantly, we would dry off and proudly carry our buckets of newly retrieved treasures (shells). A complete disregard for appearance, toys, technology or even pants! This child-like view of the season is essentially what brings complete joy and contentment to the soul. It is almost as though this season was designed especially for us like a holiday, where all the blessings of the season seem to re-align and bring contentment and relaxation, if only we could allow ourselves to truly relax and see these blessings. It begins from taking the time to allow oneself to unwind and truly see the beauty of spending time outdoors, amongst nature and notice the way it has all changed during this beautiful time of the year. Summer should be defined as no other than complete and utter contentment. A time where the pressure is not on oneself or worldly things to find joy or peace, but in the simplification of

    the everyday.

  • T H E S U M M E R I S S U E

  • T H E S U M M E R I S S U E

  • T H E S U M M E R I S S U E

  • T H E C R A F TIn an era where virtually anything is possible,

    individuals are able to be and do just that.

    The mentality of fake it until you make it

    where reliance is placed on perception and

    what appears to be good quality and deisgn

    has infiltrated many creative industries,

    secondary to the concept of fast fashion

    and mass production which have completely

    dominated the arena driven by trends pre-

    forcasted years in advance. We now have to be

    very discerning and educated about how we

    purchase clothing, accessories and art ensuring

    it is made ethically with the consideration of

    the environment, people and preserving the art

    of making - the craft. There was once a time

    where craftmanship was a very specific and

    fine-tuned quality, something which everybody

    possessed in one specialised area. Now we

    want to be, know and do it all at a very fast face,

    diluting the quality, thought and love placed in

    each creation. First Draft celebrates the notion

    of craftmanship, an individual who has chosen

    one specific area - thir passion, to fine tune

    their skill and ability to create beautiful things.

    02.

  • A D O R N M E N T

    Since the absolute beginning, humans have been

    drawn to the concept of self adornment, which

    has arguably been linked to the instinctual

    desire for self improvement, demonstration

    of status and the persuit of beauty. Cultures

    from all corners of the earth have utilised their

    natural resources to create adornments which

    reflect their distinct characteristics, beliefs,

    traditions and positions of status within

    societies and communities. In contemporary

    terms, adornment is seen as either a form of

    expression, a reflection of current trends or

    a fragment of nostalgia, each piece acting as

    a memory from a significant moment, person

    or time. Through the contemporary ages,

    trends have seen adornments range from large

    scale masterpieces to now, quiet fragments of

    beauty dangling from necks, glistening from

    eardrops and framing fingers. Petite Grand, an

    Australian-based jewelry label exemplifies the

    beauty of the handcrafted. With each collection

    comes a memory and a story from the designer

    herself, a gift to her beautiful audience.

    02.1

  • It was an uncharactertically warm and muggy morning for a day in September. After my routine meditate-shower-caffeine sequence, I left the house in excitement and wonder as to what lay ahead upon my first meeting with Tanya Kovacevic -

    Designer and founder of Petite Grand Australia. After countless emails, we had made the arrangement to meet, chat and exchange glistening, dainty goodies from her enchanting collections before jetting off to the big apple New York City for fashion week. THE FIRST ENCOUNTERI first came across Petite Grand

    back in my interning days amongst the magical, Narnia- sized wardrobe that belonged to none other than Vogue Australia. Amongst the Prada, Celine, Balmain and never ending list of returns to complete (by ten minutes ago) there is very little that can cease your state of concentration as you frantically tape, label, pack items and chase couriers. That is, until the time came to pack away the delicate, intricate, quetly shining pieces from the talented Tanya of Petite Grand. I will never forget the quality of these pieces, so fine and

    miniscule yet so detailed and well considered - A personality and quality that can never be replicated

    by machine. Unlike many garments and accessories housed by Narnia, when I slipped the slinky chains into their soft leather pouches to be sent back to their homes, I knew I would one day own a piece of Tanyas craft. I absolutely had to. Amongst the lustrous shine of bvlgari, cartier and tiffanys, to me nothing twinkled quite like Petite Grand - with such familiarity and charm. Precious would be the purest and most accurate description. Precious, yet with a silent absense of nerves I would feel handling the other brands.WHEN SOMETHING IS MEANT TO BE, IT WILL ALWAYS COME BACK TO YOU.

    Time had passed by as freakishly fasts as usual and I found myself standing at the marble steps of a 1920s art deco aparment building waiting for a familiar voice followed by the loud BUZZ and CLUNK of an iron gate

    unlocking. As I walked through the foyer I felt a radiation of coolness from the marble walls almost as though they were exhailing fresh, icy air onto my frazzled, red-faced self. I had the elevator ride to the top floor

    to compose myself, ever so slightly. A door swiftly opened and out bursted a beautiful, brown little four legged creature, Tanyas new baby puppy. There stood Tanya,flooded with the

    light from behind her, a big smile on her face as she welcomed me into her home. Its moments like these that I have so much faith in the world, humanity and the design community. What has so often been communicated as a cunning, malecious industry has intimidated or worst, convinced individuals that to be a designer you must be ruthless, rude , untrust...