Featured Minds of Issue 2
Written + Photographed By majestic disorder staff
The foundation of majestic disorder has been the inspirational and intimate stories of the globally fascinating, culturally conscious Featured Minds.
Inside issue 2 we have explored and documented several intriguing designers, artists, entrepreneurs and writers. This issue is all about how people in the digital era meld a bohemian lifestyle with a sense of entrepreneurship. Below is a collection of the latest Featured Minds and a brief digest. Their stories and photographs are exclusive to our magazine, which is available in select retailers worldwide and through our website.
ACTOR, PERFORMANCE ARTIST
Trae Harris is one of those women that is the human embodiment of globalization — a mosaic of cultures and artistic pursuits pieced together to form one of the most exciting and mesmerizing individuals living in New York City today. Originally from Baltimore, Trae is an artistic chameleon having created a personal melting pot consisting of alter egos, artistic performances, film roles, poetry writing, modeling as well as social and political involvement on a national level. With her thick long dreads, bright red lips, indigenous jewels and Indian-inspired bindis adorning her forehead, her life story is as long and inspiring as that of someone who has led nine lives.
BOHEMIAN, STYLIST, SURFER
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
With deep roots in the universe, Lex Weinstein, a freelance stylist and surfer living in Byron Bay, Australia, is an extraordinary creative force inspired by travel. Describing herself as “a true bohemian girl,” it doesn’t do justice to the substance of her gypsy aesthetic — a look that’s intelligent and without affectation. From her free-spirited uniform to her worldly perspective, Lex symbolizes strength, finding the solutions in chance encounters and using universal reminders to guide her.
MODEL, WRITER, NOMAD
A model, writer, nomad and child of the world, Dani Kowalczyk is a woman who doesn’t associate the concept of home with a singular place. A natural progression from a semi-nomadic childhood, Dani’s inspiration to continue traveling has taken her from one adventure to the next, living all around the world. Quiet and minimalist, yet confident, her sartorial self-expression, travel tales and life philosophy expose the unusual blend of being grounded and appreciating the simplicity life has to offer.
ARTIST, PAINTER, JEWELRY DESIGNER
For artist, painter and jewelry designer Ellie Landsman, there was always a need to understand more than what she could see within the confines of a classroom. A walking canvas that radiates with a taste for authenticity and cultural mythology, everything in her world is a reflection of her imagination and visions. Inspired by magical surrealism, dreams, education theorists and really raunchy male writers like Tom Robbins and Henry Miller her work inspires to transport you to another place. An accidental philosopher, Ellie embraces the ephemeral in almost everything — harness the magic in the present moment.