It’s here everyone! Teo Issue 5 launched this week, and Radelaide was lucky enough to attend the launch party at Just Tickled Pink on Unley Road. Huge thanks to the Teo team for having us! Guests were treated to beautiful drinks, decadent cakes and of course tea.
Let’s talk about this venue first of all. Oh ma lordy. If there is a cuter place in Adelaide I’d like to see it. You can enjoy a high tea experience in gorgeously decorated team rooms, with Ritz-style sandwiches, amazing sweet treats, and tea and coffee served in beautiful bone china. With the new dessert menu put in place, we highly recommend everyone to try this hidden gem on Unley Road!
The long awaited Issue 5 of Teo officially launched and, like its predecessors, it’s amazing. The theme of the issue is ‘the other world’ with aliens and space galore. It features super cool fashion editorials starring Adelaide faces such as Madz Ando and Alexandra Drewniak, a feature on The Swellers, profiles on the fresh faces of Finnesse Modelling agency and much much more.
The idea for the theme comes from a very cool idea, as it turns out. We spoke to Editor Susannah Ioannou about the inspiration.
Where did you inspiration for Issue 5 come from?
Stacey [Hendrickson of Casper and Pearl/Azalea Models] and I collaborate a lot, and I knew I wanted to use [Kiara and Angal from Azalea Models]. She suggested the idea that because they’re both from rural areas of South Australia modelling is really alien to them. I thought I might as well make the magazine based around weird creatures and aliens, so it all fell into place around the cover editorial.
Do you like to find a distinct theme for each issue?
After Issue 2 the themes kept falling into place, and I really enjoy doing it that way.
How has Adelaide received it?
I’ve had so many people contact me who want to contribute, which is really cool. The majority of the contributors volunteer, so we love to get together, collaborate, and bounce ideas off each other. I’m proud that it’s based in Adelaide but I definitely want to expand it. There are contributors in Bali, the US, Melbourne… But Adelaide will always be home.
What’s the ultimate goal?
Definitely to go to print - Once we’re ready I would love to distribute it to a broader audience.
Flicking through the online magazine it’s clear the incredible amount of work that goes into producing this publication. It’s a collaborative effort of creative with different skills and tastes, making it an eclectic mix that still manages to follow a cohesive theme. It’s not just fashion editorials either (boys, stay with me); there are some brilliantly written feature pieces in there on people, places and things you probably wouldn’t normally hear about in the mainstream media. It showcases both familiar Adelaide faces and products, as well as creative productions from other parts of the country and the World.
It’s bursting with creativity and cool, and safe to say it's out of this world. Check it out!