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Myths & Monsters: The Fauness

For this photo shoot, Editor Tamara Styer and Beauty Director Kristen Lentz were inspired by “The Fauness,” an illustration and sculpture in Rose O’Neill’s Sweet Monsters collection.

Modeled by Cori Edwards and photographed by Matt Loveland, Styer and Lentz set out to capture the charm and whimsy of the female version of the faun - a mythological half-human, half-goat creature notorious for their lustful nature and their love of the forest and music. Though few female fauns can be found in stories, our Fauness is as beautiful as she is sly and cunning, luring us into her wooded abode with dancing and the eerie enchantment of her pan flute song.

Deitra Beauty: BareMinerals Makeup Review

Welcome to Deitra Magazine's first makeup review video with Beauty Director Kristen Lentz and Editor in Chief Tamara Styer. This week we are reviewing makeup from BareMinerals. Head to our website to check out more from Deitra, and get discounts on BareMinerals products! If you like this video, be sure to click like, subscribe and comment about what you'd like to see from us next!


Best Friends Part Deux: Acroyoga

Following suit with our Best Friends photo shoot series, I had a lot of fun with this one as well! Jessica Manuel, Leah Haines and Chelsea Campbell were my models for this shoot because they truly have such a special bond of friendship. Their sisterly-like love for each other flows into everyone they meet and they always want to make sure everyone’s included. I love that about them! 


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. 


Deitra Issue 15 Now Available!

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The ReverbNation Submissions: July

Photo by Dean Aladay

R&B AND SOUL ARTIST July hails from London, UK and offers a sweet, sultry vocal delivered over smooth pop beats. Full of emotion and intensity, July’s songs have a worldwide appeal with songs about life, love, the cosmos and everything in between. Finding a solid space on our playlists, July is at the beginning of a musical career worthy of following.

Droopy G: G Street Muzik

WHEN WE FIRST REVIEWED Droopy G’s song “G Mayne,” he had just come onto the music scene in downtown Springfield, Missouri. Since then, he has found his stride in the local hip hop scene, booking shows with local and national acts, and dropping a new album entitled G Street Muzik.
Droopy G has a voice that is all his own; a rich, sandy tone that resonates in every track. G Street Muzik features an all-star guest artist lineup, including some of our favorite locals like Munchiez, Rocky Young, Brief and Nick Fury.

A 13-track record, G Street Muzik is a window into Droopy G’s life as a gangster. In the first track, “GSM,” he writes about his experiences in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Forever an OG, he writes: From the bottom to the top / All my ups and my downs / Remember when I was sleepin’ with one eye open / now I’m sleepin’ sound

“From the City” is an homage to the city of Springfield (I ain’t from the city, but I love the city). Other songs on the album feature the usual hip hop trifecta — money, drugs and sex — while “Cruisin’’ is a surprise feel-good track with an island vibe that conjures images of Cadillacs, cervezas, palm trees and bumpin’ oldie tunes. 

All in all, G Street Muzik is a polished collaboration, headed up by one of the most genuine guys we know. We’re always rootin’ for you, Droop! Get the album on Spotify and iTunes.

This article can also be seen in Issue 15 of Deitra Magazine

written by tamara styer
photo property of the artist

Music Review: Eden by Plake

HUNTER PLAKE CAPTURED OUR attention when he was a contestant on Season 12 of The Voice. His unique arrangements of songs like “Elastic Heart,” “All I Want” and “I Want To Know What Love Is” gave us a taste of his ability to evoke chills with his pristine voice and the genius of his musicianship.

Gabe Lopez: God Bless the Queens

POP ROCKER GABE LOPEZ has released his much anticipated 13-song album, God Bless the Queens, and we can’t stop listening! Featured in Issue 14 of Deitra Magazine, Lopez knocked us out with the music video for his single release of “Lasso.” But the standout on the full-length album is the third track on the record, “Karma Kamikaze.”


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.

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