Dear awesome reader,
We are an international artist`s magazine for different humanitarian causes. Our on-hand-order print magazine is shipping worldwide!
Our magazine collects contributions worldwide and from our print proceeds, we donate to different causes (please see below). We`re looking for a specific kind of artist, as we`re interested in quality and in a higher and selected range of readers, in order to enlarge our good-will movement.
Editor-in-Chief Letter -December 2014
“Editing”… This word had so many different aspects and meanings for me before I began this venture. After only a short time, I realized that there was even more to this process than I originally presumed. This journey has engulfed my world and become an integral portion of my universe. It has made me laugh, made me cry, and made me smile more than any endeavor that I have taken part in. I can honestly say that the exertion and effort that I have put forth, has made me develop a stronger sense of self and purpose, as well as a deeper appreciation for every magazine that I have ever picked up off a shelf. Furthermore, I have a deeper understanding of how important expression is to each and every artist no matter the field.
During this process, I have encountered a plethora of intellectuals that are on the cutting edge of fashion, cosmetology, photography, painting, modeling, acting, and cooking (that’s just to name a few). Each individual is full of color and emotion, and I felt that it was my personal responsibility to embark on a journey to illustrate this to the world! If nothing else is relayed in these issues, I want people to read them and truly feel how important the work presented is to the artist that composed it. My main goal was to bring all the greatest artists in the world together. This may seem like a naive and overly optimistic intention; however, as I have grown with the magazine, I now see that it is absolutely integral to true beauty and it has become the definition of the compilation. There are so many wonderful things about each and every human being, and it is my goal to share just a fraction of this excellence with anyone who decides to read, if only for a minute. There is more to every artist`s story than I could ever try to convey, but if a reader is even marginally inspired, I will feel as though I have accomplished my mission.
During this amazing journey, I have also learned that as a magazine owner, you are the main character of your magazine`s story. Each moment that you spend building it, promoting it and making it successful, will represent your masterpiece. Each production that you create, will embody you as an artist and a specific time-frame of your life. Each issue is like a different movie that you played in, and they cannot all be the same. I also learned that as a Trend Prive Magazine editor, your interaction with the rest of the featured artists needs to be strong. They will support your masterpiece if they understand the goal and purpose behind it. The goal of this masterpiece is not ego driven; it is actually heart centered. It focuses on the love of art, a collection of stories, and creating a union between artists all around the world, with the goal of making a difference.
I always try focusing on useful articles, rather than on a great photographic exposition and creating a magazine that a person can read more than once. As an editor, I have learned that your masterpiece becomes your life and you can change the course of your story by making new choices and choosing new paths. Don`t be afraid to drop the negative characters from your play, if they`re not willing to support your story. Fearlessly go with yourself and not against yourself, because once you agree to have people who are against you on your team, YOU will be the one holding yourself back. When you know that you`re creating artistically, you start living purposely. Being an editor, don`t be ashamed to create, to view yourself as an artist and to put more heart into your masterpiece, rather than being a passively living editor.
For now, these are some of my goals, thoughts and experiences. Perhaps, this would be my advice to even newer editors, hoping to inspire them in any way.
I would like to thank my loving family of artists and readers for the support and devotion that they have provided for me during this exciting year and hope that you all enjoy my own work of art in your own special way. Beauty is not a simple word to define, and it should not be confined to simplicity of constrained society. I wish you all success in all of your future endeavors, and I pray that beauty and creativity is encapsulated by you each and every day. To all article and image submitters, I love you all, and thank you for your assistance and appreciation.
Editor-in-Chief Letter -May 2015
What is your purpose in life? Why are you here? How can you discover what that is? What is it that you love doing seven days a week? What is it that puts a smile on your face? What would make you happy now? How can you make others happy? How are you contributing to a better world? Look inside your soul. Look back in your childhood. Search deep within and around yourself.
Everyone wants to find a way to determine the answer to these questions, because that is what will help them make the proper decisions to find guidance in their lives. This is what gives people all the purpose and motivation to connect with each other, to work hard, and to know how to reach their goals. You have to know what you`re doing it all for. Why is it that you want what you actually want? We get one life, therefore one opportunity. During your life, you have only one chance to do whatever you`re going to do to make a difference or reach a goal that would make you happy. What are you going to do with this chance? What are you going to do today?
So many of us choose our paths out of fear, guilt, pressure or commodity. What we actually want seems like an unattainable dream and we never dare to challenge ourselves to achieve it. We`re locked into a dark, insecure world, and that is how we attract the wrong people, take the wrong turns, and make the wrong decisions. Yet, all today`s flaws and qualities, begin during our childhood.
If you love the child inside of you and you accept who that person is, you will become the happiest grown-up version you can be. If you free yourself from the sadness of your past and extend your circle of love and compassion, the Universe`s beauty will give you what you are.
When you grow up, everyone pitches their version of the world in your head. They program your brain and plant an image of the world that might not be beneficial for you. None of them say that everything around you, which we call life, is actually made by people that are no smarter than you. None of these people seem to know that planting love into your mind is actually the only thing they have to do in order to offer you a bright future. When you`re a child, people ask you all kinds of questions about your future. At times it seems as though they can`t wait until you`re no longer a child.
Do you remember what your childhood answers were to those that were asking what you wanted to become or what you wanted to do when you grew up? My answers varied each time; from: “a good, happy person”, to “the Ambassador of Peace” to “a world traveler”.
I often find myself wondering if time is mostly inside of us and is just a belief of our perception; if our souls know from a very young age what would make our lives worth living; if we`re all here for a purpose and which would that be. Also, when we grow up and look back at our childhood, how can we be inspired by that young and innocent version of ourselves? Is there anything to learn and when are we wise enough to catch this lesson?
See, when you`re a child, you want to move mountains, but when you`ve matured, it`s good enough if you at least climb them. I want to say that I listened to that child, and not only watched her grow up, but also maintained her once innocent spirit. All I ever wanted since I was a child was love, and now is my chance to get it, by giving it to as many people around the world as possible. And as I learned a lot from my childhood, and know that each of you had one too, I know that you absorbed a lot from yours as well and that you also have a dream. I know that you have talents and skills within yourself that you haven’t even discovered yet. You`re a great person, and the world is a better place with you in it, no matter what you think you are or have today.
My childhood answers are what made me create a humanitarian magazine. I honestly believe that it`s better to have things to live for, than things to live with. I believe that “giving back” is doing the right thing, which is living not just for me, but for something larger and much more fulfilling. When I help, I gain a certain feeling of personal honor and that is something that I think everyone should feel. Every once in a while, you`re tested on how good of a person you are and how you can make a difference in the world. I hope that you all have a noble ambition of wanting to succeed life`s most important tests and the compassion to always “give back”.
Eventually I want Trend Privé Magazine to become a movement. One day, I want to be old, and look back at my life smiling. I want to see my family of artists connected, helping each other and fighting for a better world.