Deitra Magazine

Music Review: Patience by Mogli

I FIRST HEARD MOGLI'S operatic, ethereal voice and lush song arrangements in the 2017 globally successful Netflix documentary, Expedition Happiness. As codirector of the film, she and fellow traveler Felix Starck chronicled their adventures remodeling an old school bus into a modern tiny home and traveling across Canada, through the American desert and into Mexico. The journey lasted eight months, in which time Mogli wrote a soundtrack for the film entitled Wanderer. The film was inspiring, but what truly captured me was Mogli’s pitch-perfect voice and meandering ambient musical arrangements played behind scenes of a breathtaking North American countryside. Her voice was a stunning and pure backdrop to the film, setting the project apart from other travel and adventure films of its kind. At 25, Mogli has already experienced more than most, singing in an opera house for seven years as a child, then spending her teenage years at an acting school, where she landed parts in two shows in the London West End. Her most recent EP, Patience, showcases her intricate and intriguing songwriting with an underlying melancholy. The music rises and falls pleasantly around her, the slight lilt of her German accent reminiscent of Enya and Delores O’Riordan of The Cranberries, with a voice just as unique in her own right. Mogli sings like no one else, her voice like a warm blanket on a cold winter night. While Wanderer gave us a taste of Mogli’s chilling, love-at-first-listen songwriting power, Patience is as melodic and mesmeric as it is meditative and heartbreaking.   DM

Find Mogli’s music at, Spotify and iTunes. You can also find her beautiful and thoughtful music videos on YouTube.

This article can also be seen in Issue 15 of Deitra Magazine. Since appearing in this issue, Mogli has released another notable title: Mogli on Audiotree Live.

written by tamara styer
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Deitra Fashion: Best Friends at Tommyhawks

Have you ever just met someone, and after spending about five to ten minutes with them, you just know you're going to be instant friends?! That's how we all felt when chatting with Kacey Jennings, the co-owner and manager of TommyHawks Axe House in Springfield, MO. This was such a perfect vibe to get as this whole photo shoot revolved around the theme of Best Friends. I wanted a summer fashion photo shoot with guys. The big difference is that nine times out of ten when you see a guys’ photoshoot, they're posed all too cool for school in some suburban area. Don't get me wrong, I genuinely have an appreciation and love for those! But for this, I just wanted something with a totally different feel to it. (Usually, I'm working with ladies doing hair and/or makeup, so I love that this was pushing me out of my element a bit.) I wanted that nice, summer casual feel along with some activity where a couple of friends would go to hang out and have a good time. Axe throwing was the first thing that popped into my head, and I'm so glad we were given the opportunity with TommyHawks. 

For this photo shoot, my husband, Will Lentz, and our friend Cory Glenn graciously obliged to being our models for the day. While this is something they haven't done much of before, they did a great job! After getting equipment set up and going over what angles to photograph from and what of, Kacey comes over to chat with Will, Cory, Matt and me. Before getting the rundown of their company's beginnings and proper ways to throw, we ended up talking for quite awhile of random things like family, adolescent shenanigans, and current life. (This is totally what I meant by that instant friend!) Kacey made us feel right at home with her and her crew.

TommyHawks opened in March of 2018 by Kacey and her husband, Tom Jennings. When you walk in, you see a large space with several lanes to throw axes down, games such as cornhole, a large version of Connect 4, etc., along with multiple military flags. So I had to ask! Who was the military personnel/veteran in the family? Tom is a current military contractor, as well as a former ROTC instructor for MSU. Not only are they this really cool duo with a couple of jobs, owning a business, and raising kids, but they have quite the philanthropic spirit. They care very much for their military families so much that, through TommyHawks, they have been able to provide support for others like K-9's for Camo and others in our local community as well.

After learning a bit about the business, Kacey went into showing us the best ways to throw, stand and play the games they've created. Matt Loveland was our wonderful photographer for the day to catch these goofy guys having a great time! Summer is the best time to sport those bold colors and patterns. We have Will wearing a bright turquoise pair of shorts, with a more neutral set of tops in grey and white with stripes and a nice solid button up chambray, and boat shoes. Cory is wearing a pair of denim jeans with a pastel pink button up with a fun parrot print, and khaki colored walking shoes. You can find similar looks in most stores, but you'll find great selections over at stores like Modern Society Apparel and Town & County Clothing. 2019 has been about pushing limits a bit like the 80's and 90's eras. So, try something a little different, mix some patterns and go have fun! If you haven't been over to TommyHawks Axe House yet, pop on over there to kick back. Once you've been the first time, you'll want to keep going. Who knows, you might even want to join their Axe Throwing League!

Hope you all enjoyed reading, and stay tuned for the next blog!

- Kristen Lentz

Written & Directed by Kristen Lentz
Photographed by Matt Loveland
Instructor: Kacey Jennings
Models: Will Lentz & Cory Glenn

Kristen Lentz is the Beauty Director for Deitra Magazine. She has been doing hair in the industry for a decade, and an educator at Sexy Hair for over seven years. Follow her on Instagram at @kstylistlentz and on Facebook at Kristen at Salon Plus.

Deitra Issue 15 Now Available!

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The ReverbNation Submissions: Gabe Lopez

AN AMERICAN POP-ROCK singer/songwriter and producer, Gabe Lopez caught our ear with his popular single, “Lasso.” It showcases a strong hook, as well as a blend of danceable pop and rock elements. The accompanying music video tells the story of two friends with an underlying romantic entanglement. Lopez recently crossed the US and UK, opening for Belinda Carlisle on her 2014-2017 tours at venues such as the Indigo at the O2, Manchester Academy, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Fonda in LA and B.B. King’s NYC. With a number of accolades under his belt, including radio play and landing on various top 100 charts, Lopez is making a name for himself in the new pop generation.

The ReverbNation Submissions: Matt Cusson

Matt Cusson - New York, New York
Singer Songwriter / R&B / Pop
Song Submitted: “Leaving L.A.

A PHENOMENAL SINGER AND piano player, Matt Cusson crafts soulful, jazzy blues songs that melt us into a sweet state of mind. With the vocal finesse of Adam Levine and the oh-so-buttery John Mayer, he’s one of the better male vocalists we’ve heard — like, ever. From vocal control to dynamics, Cusson has us captivated. And with the addition of compelling song arrangements, as well as background vocals, soulful R&B has met its match. If this guy’s music isn’t in your playlist, you are missing out.

Deitra Beauty: All Glitzed Up

Written & Styled by Beauty Director, Kristen Lentz  
Photographed by Matt Loveland

One day back in October while shopping through the mall, I found THE most adorable holiday hair band; because you know that’s when Christmas starts in retail. Instantly, ideas started rushing through my mind of hair and makeup for a holiday beauty shoot. So, we found our model — the lovely Emma Elliott — and got everything all squared away!


Beauty Review: November Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription

by Tamara Styer
Just like many of our Deitra Magazine readers, I am a self-proclaimed beauty product junkie. I am obsessed with face creams, serums, whipped concoctions that smooth out my laugh lines, lipsticks, stains and velvety smooth overnight balms... You name it, I love it.

With this knowledge in mind, it wouldn't be a surprise then to find out that I'm also addicted to subscription beauty boxes. I have tried several, but I've been consistently thrilled with both the Allure Beauty Box and Ipsy Glam Bag. Today I'll be sharing with you, dear readers, about what I got in my November 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription.


The ReverbNation Submissions: SALIO

WITHIN THE FIRST THREE seconds of hearing SALIO, we sent her an offer. Her voice is seasoned with a raspy, velvety tone — equal parts emotion and control. Her songwriting is commanding, and holds the depth of an artist who is in tune with her own creative point of view. “Bring Me Love” is a jazzy, neo-soul tune that makes us move, but the rest of SALIO’s playlist is worth a good listen, with songs like the soulful acoustic ballad “Lonesome Tales,” and a smattering of europop dance and experimental electronica songs.

Digital Download: The Menswear Issue

Issue 14 of Deitra Magazine brings us into the realm of modern menswear, seen through masculine and feminine perspectives. This issue also features an interview between Editor In Chief Tamara Styer and Beauty Director Kristen Lentz, a fashion spread inspired by Marie Antoinette, an editorial piece on gender identity, and interviews with artist David Samples, actor Stevie Victory and popular a cappella group Six.

Beauty Review: bareminerals BarePRO Performance Wear Foundation

by Kristen Lentz

For around two and a half years now, I’ve been using bareMinerals products, such as their Original Foundation and finishing powders, blush, bronzer and Lash Domination mascara. I love the soft finish of the powders and how much volume I got from the mascara, as well as how it helps balance out my naturally oily skin. Recently, I’ve discovered my new love for their Bare Pro Foundation and Concealer! While I still like the powders, and still use them on more care-free days, the Bare Pro collection provides fuller, longer-lasting coverage.
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