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Invade is "produced by a small team in New Orleans LA, with content contributions from writers and photographers from all over the United States." Invade is the Solange Knowles of magazines. Hip, artistic, and unique. Instead of reading another magazine about celebrities, Invade likes to shine the light on the "thinkers, doers, and creators" who are a little less known but who are just as interesting. It is a "lifestyle brand for the indie [and] creative ...we embody fashion, music, nightlife and the arts." The print magazine comes out every quarter but you can find material that is uploaded daily on their blog. There are also in-person events, dinners, and workshops you can attend if you are seeking to get more involved.
Whenever I was contacted by the founder, Justin Shiels, and asked if I wanted to receive a copy of their first issue, I was very intrigued from the get-go. I didn't know what to expect and I have to admit that I wasn't expecting to find a brand that is both fairly new and well put together. I've been living in Baton Rouge for almost two years now and I haven't found a magazine or publication that reaches out to me from an artistic point of view. Art, photography, fashion, and music have been such a huge part of my life (I come from a family of artists, musicians, and singers) so I am a very visual. Invade is visually appealing and it is a collection of beautifully, well-written articles, and photographs, that I was happy to gaze at and read from cover to cover.
"An Invader is a tastemaker who is interested in experiencing everything life has to offer. Someone who questions the media status quo; someone who believes that artistry, imagination, and ingenuity are the key to creating a meaningful society."
If you are interested in submitting any creative material, you can do so on their website here. Invade is interested to see your submissions from all over the United States. They want to highlight great talent from all over! So if you have anything that is fashion, film, music, photography or illustration related then go for it and submit your work! I am actually thinking about doing it! You can also go here for more information about how to be a contributor. GO INVADE!!