The summer 2013 issue of A Distinctive Styles continues to embrace the planet, the individual, and the soul, while raising awareness.
Bringing readers inspirational stories about individuals who continue to leave their heartfelt imprints on the world, and in our hearts.
Our theme this season is Celebrating Diversity and we are so honored to feature a striking cover model named Sira who reminds us that there is beauty everywhere and you don’t have to be signed to a modeling agency to be considered stunning.
In this issue, we also featured celebrities Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, and Johnny Depp—to name just a few.
We don’t highlight just any celebrity in our publication—we seek out those who have a heart of gold that keeps them humble; who are more—much more—than just a pretty face and a great singer/actor.
“Be yourself and you can be anything,” says pop-artist and songwriter Katy Perry. On page 45 the California native talks about growing up as a middle child with strict parents, who never lost sight of her dream—to become a singer. But even though she’s extremely successful today, she says what makes her happiest is, “having a good support system with good morals.” You can catch Perry, who dapples in voiceover and acting, too, in the new Smurfs movie, Smurfs 2, where she voices—who else?—Smurfette.
Singer and activist Alicia Keys is working with VH1 and the EMPOWERED campaign to raise awareness about how AIDS/HIV still affects women around the world. She reminds people that HIV is indeed preventable and treatable, and you can learn more about her involvement with EMPOWERED and Greater than AIDS on page 56.
On page 63, actor Johnny Depp talks about his role as Tonto in the movie The Lone Ranger. Tonto is a Native American Spirit warrior, and Depp explains that his hope “was to embrace the cliché (of Native Americans) so that it’s recognized by people who have been conditioned to watch the Native American and see how they have been represented in film.”
In our eco-fashion section, we feature designer Deborah Lindquist, who describes herself as “a farmer’s daughter.” The Los Angeles-based designer recently launched a line of sustainable wedding dresses, for those eco-conscious brides-to-be. Lindquist is just as passionate about the planet as she is about fashion, and you can read more about her on page 74.
There’s so much exciting, fun talking about Prince William and Duchess Kate’s new baby boy, the future King George, born July 22nd, 2013. As adorable as George may be, in this issue, we decided to showcase a different type of Royal, a man named Tony Jupiter, an advisor and friend to Prince Charles.
Jupiter is an environmental activist, and on page 34 he talks about his newest book, What Has Nature Ever Done For Us? “When nature suffers, we do too, because without nature we have no life,” he explains, adding, “this book explains why nature is so important and what we can do to ensure it keeps doing what it does.”
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