This issue is the exploration of infinite possibilities. A little bit of 90s nostalgia, a little bit of cyber punk, and a whole lot of star (and style) gazing.
Welcome to a whole new world.
belladonna magazine: redefining Alabama’s fashion identity.
It’s only appropriate that the first issue of our publishing year is ~an exploration of infinite possibilities~ A little bit of nostalgia, a little bit of world-weary nineties’ kid cynicism, and a whole lot of futurism.
The Nostalgia Generation: A nineties-inspired shoot, starring Ali Ribe and photographed by Rivka, is accompanied by Kerrilyn Gibson’s reflection on how today’s cyber-tech trends measure up to the Jetsons-era fantasies of the 2000s nineties’ kids were looking forward to.
Flairwaves Radio: Birmingham tastemaker, Gina T, curated a special playlist just for this issue–a little sweet, a little edgy, completely out of this world.
Cosmic Latte: Did you know that’s the ~average~ color of the universe? Anna Nguyen, photographed by Kevin Walker, stars in a spread that’s proof the universe endorses your coffee addiction.
Stylegazing: Get your life and get inspired by Iris van Herpen’s Transforming Fashion exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
The Fierce Awakens: Yasmeen Arafeh is the hijabi who SLAYS in this Star Wars-inspired beauty shoot, photographed by Amber Gomez.
Unwell Rockwell: Birmingham photographer Audrey Reid’s fascinating visual indictment of the fashion industry.
On the cover, Ranjani Ponnazhagan is the Intergalactic Empress, as photographed by Will Hamilton and directed by Maacah Davis.
And that’s not even all the stuff that’s in this issue! This is an independently produced publication unsupported by ads, so check it out and be awed!