At the second Sue Wong fashion show I attended, I had the good fortune of meeting the lovely Faith Boutin and her husband Murray Rosen. I recently had the honor of being on the cover of their esteemed publication FVM Global Magazine. They are very creative and inspiring individuals who truly follow their passions for fashion, the arts and education.
How they came across the pursuit of their goals was even artistically inspired. In 1990, Faith and Murray attended the monumental Van Gogh Retrospective in Amsterdam to celebrate the centennial of the artist’s death. The couple was so moved both by the works they saw and the life of Van Gogh that they decided to dedicate their lives to the service of art. An earlier visit to the same field of sunflowers Van Gogh had viewed and then painted and then chosen to end his life in was also a deeply moving and life-changing experience for this artistically inclined couple. Faith and Murray have studied art history extensively in Paris, Florence, Milan, Venice, Rome and Barcelona. In the course of these studies in art, fashion, architecture and photography, they have made many international contacts in these fields.
Fast forward to the summer of 2015, when the couple was in Paris to cover their first ever Haute Couture Fashion Week for their own magazine dedicated to the arts, FVM Global. In the interim, they had represented artists; used art to benefit charities; promoted talented emerging artists, actors, and fashion designers; and launched in 2008 their magazine, which has since celebrated all the arts and the human creative experience, and recognized individuals who have achieved greatness in their fields. An interest in fashion, which the magazine has since pursued diligently, was nurtured while representing clients in the industry; these clients proved instrumental in the couple’s exposure and education in the field.
Faith is the managing editor and force behind the magazine, working all hours every day covering art around the globe. She is the heart and spirit of FVM Global. Her passions are art and fashion and she has written or co-written nearly every monthly cover story in the magazine’s history. She loves her work, whether it be covering a Sue Wong fashion show in Los Angeles, a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at the Pompidou Center in Paris, or a Jean Paul Gautier exhibit in Stockholm. Faith is a former public relations and advertising consultant.
Murray is the editor-in-chief of FVM Global Magazine and co-writes many of the art, fashion, music, and restaurant reviews. Besides the magazine, he also runs a tutoring service for students, and exhorts them to contribute their own works to the magazine, including essays, reviews, art, and photography. He encourages his students to read the magazine’s articles to broaden their knowledge base and expand their vocabulary. He feels having his own magazine gives him carte blanche and he tries to write about subjects of interest and importance. Murray used to teach math, physics and chemistry. He still maintains a tutoring business in those subjects, which is thriving.
FVM has supported charities such as Face Forward (which provides facial reconstruction for severely battered women) and Adopt-a-Letter (which provides Christmas gifts for needy children) with numerous articles.
FVM has also championed under-represented minorities in the arts with many profiles of fashion designers, actors, etc. who are Asian, Latino, and African-American.
So, whether attending a press preview for architect Frank Gehry’s retrospective at LACMA, viewing a Giotto/Caravaggio exhibit in Paris, interviewing fashion designer Bowie Wong after his Haute Couture Week show, lunching with fashion designer Dalia MacPhee at the Galerie Lafayette, or hearing Gustavo Dudamel conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Faith and Murray are always at work in support of the human creative experience.
More info at http://fvmglobalmagazine.com/