A Big Welcome to our Summer Rhapsody Issue 12
“Summer is filled with breaking the rules and standing apart, ignoring your head and following your heart.”
Summertime is the peak time of the year for fun. Warm weather opens the door to a wealth of events; build up a hot wardrobe for traveling or exploring any and all outdoor activities, vacations, BBQ’s and, of course, romances to be enjoyed all season long. We’ve got you covered with summer fashion, beauty, and cultural activities for all occasions. Step up your game, bring your best energy, and check in on the new and the old; let’s make this the hottest summer ever!
The sweet season has begun… Tropical, sunny days in LA inspired this summer’s cover, featuring the beautiful American actress Shantel VanSanten, who is no stranger to the big-screen (having been featured in box-office notables like You and I, The Final Destination and Remembrance) and who is currently starring in the hit USA series Shooter. This stunning and humble TV star lives her life with pure selflessness, putting others first and surrendering to vulnerability.
“Always remember your pleasures with gratitude, as the harvest of summer.”
Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things happen to amazing people.
The world’s most successful musical theatre group, COLLABRO, has finally released their highly-anticipated third album, Home (Portrait Records), marking their debut as a quartet. The UK-based supergroup first garnered acclaim when they won the eighth season of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014.
Summer is the time to dance to the rhythm of love and life…
Tanisha Scott is one of the most popular choreographers in the music industry. Scott has worked behind the scenes with world-famous artists like Sean Paul and Drake, and collaborated with industry legends such as Pharrell, Whitney Houston, J-Lo, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.
As Andy Warhol once said, “Art is what you can get away with.” “Pop Art” has demonstrated that anything may become an object of admiration. This form rejected all the principles of traditional art; it exalted vulgarity, found beauty in recycled material, brought painting to caricature, was not foreign to mass print and did not pretend to be exclusive. So, we leave it up to you: To Warhol Or Not…
During these magical summer months, you are not required to be who everyone thinks you are, so be grateful and chill without expectations. Leave the past behind as summer opens the door and lets you out to explore yourself, your style, your body, and all your desires… If you want to be somebody new, now is the time to go for it! With that said, check out our sensational Art Of Fitness editorial and workout program, designed by none other than the fitness guru himself, Don Saladino (an exclusive for the InLOVE gang)!
No one knows how to do it up like the Cubans do, whether it’s about life, fashion, color, or food. This Caribbean island has it down to perfection. La Parranda Cubana, our summer fashion story, is inspired by the spirited and flourishing isla bonita. In Cuba, you make a statement with how you dress. Go ahead and fall in love with the lush color palette of summer fashions, grab a bag full of goodies for your Weekend Swing, and then let the beautiful coastal Sunny Life edit of swimwear choices inspire you to pack your bag and head out to the water…
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. Let summer in! Try new things and visit new places this season, because the real voyage of discovery consists of dancing every day, and being grateful for the unknown miracles hiding just around the corner. Never forget to appreciate the people who inspire you and make you happy: they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom!
Elena Vasilevsky, Editor-In-Chief.
On the cover: Shantel VanSanten
Photographer: Hudson Taylor
Stylist: Gabriel Langenbrunner
Creative Director: Elena Vasilevsky
Hair: Victor Mendoza
Makeup: Lupe Moreno
Stylist Assistant: Christina Ewing
Top: Lisa Marie Hernandez
Denim Shorts: Don’t Cry Jeans
Rings: Le Vian