“Beauty is not caused. It is.”
As the sun finally melts the snow, we are enthralled again by the beauty and splendour of spring. For many, ourselves included, the new season feels long-awaited. This past winter cast a dark shadow on the world — encouraging us to reach out to those we love, reflect on what we hold dear and appreciate the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us.
It is now a time for rebirth and regeneration. With the budding flowers of spring comes the reemergence of life and, inevitably, we are beckoned by the world’s natural artistry and its seemingly unending grace. We are so touched by this elegance that we’ve decided to gather it, package it, and celebrate it in this issue of Schön! — an issue we call #AllAboutBeauty.
For #AllAboutBeauty, we’ve compiled content from around the world to tell a story of refinement, attraction, glamour and more. To do this, talents across nations, generations and industries have been collected within our pages, each one offering a spark of that timeless thing we call beauty. Whether from the worlds of film and television, music, or fashion, they share with us what beauty means to them.
Olivia DeJonge, the charismatic star of HBO Max’s The Staircase and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis tells of her transformation into the fascinating Priscilla Presley, while Brittany Snow explains how she turned to the panache of Dolly Parton as inspiration for her character in the A24-produced X. Jesse James Keitel, soon to be seen in the reboot of Queer As Folk, walks us through her transition both into acting and gender confirmation.
Vikings and Raised by Wolves star Travis Fimmel tells us of his recent adventures in the Wild West and his longing for the farmlands of his native Australia. Meanwhile, Morena Baccarin, of Homeland and Deadpool fame, breaks down her leading role in thriller The Endgame and her new sustainable skincare range. Then, Lolo Zouaï, who sizzles in Calvin Klein, describes her love of live performance and the joys of dressing up.
As a star of both Showtime’s The First Lady and the upcoming film Sneakerella, and the host of the Instagram discussion series We the Voices of Gen Z, Lexi Underwood shares meaningful stories that tug on our heartstrings. Continuing that pull on our emotions is Justin H. Min, whose work on both The Umbrella Academy and the forthcoming film After Life makes us rethink what it means to be human.
All of this leads us to our cover star, Sadie Sink. Ahead of the return of Stranger Things, she tells us of her love for the cast fellows who she grew up with and how Taylor Swift inspired her to embrace improvisation.
Of course, our story of beauty would not be complete without the incredible fashion that has kept us captivated through the winter and into the new season. Luxury trainer brand Voile Blanche takes us on a tour of Los Angeles in celebration of camaraderie and 080 Barcelona Fashion welcomes us to sunny Catalonia with a showcase of local designers. Finally, we honour the beauty of immaculate craftmanship with pieces from the Montblanc Meisterstück collection.
In troubling times, beauty is a beacon. Follow it, and we promise that all your travels will be Schön!.
The print cover of Schön! 42 has been produced by
photography. David Mollé
fashion. Chelsea Volpe @ Honey Artists
talent. Sadie Sink wearing Christopher John Rogers, Prada + Ben-Amun
casting. Alabama Blonde
hair. Gonn Kinoshita @ The Wall Group using R+Co
make up. Quinn Murphy @ The Wall Group
nails. Tak Okamura @ The Wall Group
photography assistants. Grant Kelly + Daniel Roa
hair assistant. Kumi Hirano
fashion interns. Jordan Bryant, Jaime Figueroa + Laurine Aiello-Reynier
location. Pier59 Studios
interview. Kelsey Barnes