How times flies! Candy, the first fashion publication dedicated to the trans community, is already five years old. To celebrate its anniversary, editor-in-chief Luis Venegas (who also gave us the sexy teenzie EY!) has unveiled his most ambitious issue yet.
The cover is a Vanity Vair-style gatefold featuring 14 of the most noteworthy transgender women today. Inside, a 62-page portfolio photographed by Mariano Vivanco and styled by Yasmine Sterea is putting a spotlight on each of these fabulous ladies.
It's also the opportunity to catch up with some of our former Out100 honorees, such as new trans icons Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, and RuPaul's Drag Race alumn Carmen Carrera (as well as her drag mother, Carmen Xtravaganza, seen in the documentary Paris Is Burning). Also featured are House of Ladosha's Juliana Huxtable, model Isis King (the first trans woman to compete on America's Next Top Model), and Nicki M'Nray and Peche Di, who both appeared in Barneys New York's spring campaign.
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From left to right: Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Carmen Carrera, Geena Rocero, Isis King, Gisele Alicea, Leyna Ramous, Dina Marie, Nina Poon, Juliana Huxtable, Niki M'nray, Peche Di, Carmen Xtravaganza and Yasmine Petty photographed by Mariano Vivanco and styled by Yasmine Sterea. (CNDY Transversal 8th issue, Winter 2014-2015.)
The anniversary issue includes a 22-page fashion portfolio using only transmen models, shot by Daniel Riera and styled by Out fashion director Grant Woolhead. Below, an exclusive first look at the opening spread:
From left to right: Amos Mac, Chris Mosier, Chase Strangio, Sawyer DeVuyst, Scout Rose and Tiq Milan photographed by Daniel Riera and styled by Grant Woolhead. (CNDY Transversal 8th issue, Winter 2014-2015.)
Also featured in the magazine are Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing, French artist couple Pierre & Gilles, and a steamy photoshoot with supermodel Lea T.
Order the new issue of Candy magazine here, and get a closer look at Mariano Vivanco's portraits of Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Carmen Carrera, and Geena Rocero after the break.
Laverne Cox photographed by Mariano Vivanco.
Janet Mock photographed by Mariano Vivanco.
Carmen Carrera photographed by Mariano Vivanco.
Geena Rocero photographed by Mariano Vivanco.
Click here to order Candy magazine's new issue.