The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.- Albert Camus
Monday, April 28, 2008
Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist, photographed Vlada for French Vogue on February 4, 2008 in front of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist (583 Park Avenue at 63rd Street) right after the Oscar de la Renta fall 2008 fashion show.
Vlada's interview loosely translated into English:
What she likes about herself : Her nose
What she likes the least: Her hair after fashion week
First move when waking up : look at the time
Indispensable clothing item: a scarf
Her perfume: Omnia by Bulgari
Her playlist: all genres – but a lot of club music
At home: in Omsk (Russia) “pleasant,comfortable, very cozy”
A place to unwind: some spas – but especially at home
A lucky-charm: none
In her suitcase: lots of books and chargers of all kinds
Friday, April 25, 2008
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Thursday, April 24, 2008
Today Olive's is offering their special sandwich. The special sandwich consists of: California Avocado, Vermont Sharp Cheddar, Crunchy Sprouts, Red Onion, Tomato, and Chilpotle Mayo on 7 Grain . My co-worker Helena LOVES Olive's Special Sandwich. Olive's is within walking distance of Women, at 120 Prince Street (Wooster st x Green st), ph: (212)941-0111.
The special sandwich got me thinking of the lunch time poll, conducted by Winona Ryder in the 1989 movie Heathers. The movie also starred model Lisanne Falk. Lisanne was a teen model at the same time as Brooke Shields and Phoebe Cates. In the 1980's there was a strong market for teen models -Lisanne's career was the subject of a book, Lisanne, a Young Model.
The lunch time poll consists of one question: You win five million dollars from Publishers
Sweepstakes, but on the same day what's- his-face gives you the check, aliens land on earth and say they're going to blow up the world in two days. What would you do?
Well, what would you do? With the weak USD, $5million doesn't go as far as it did in 1989. You could buy a whole lot of vintage Swatch's on Ebay, or a Francesco Savullo era Cosmopolitan magazine...or a cardigan from the Limited. If I got that money, I'd give it
all to the homeless. Every cent.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Q:How did you get into this business?
A:I've always loved magazines and would flip through my mom's old Vogues and Glamours when I was little- I loved the glamour and mystique of the models and how they took on different personas depending on the fashion point of view. When I graduated from college I sent my resume to model agencies and magazines, hoping to land a job where I could really learn about thhe industry. My first job was at an agency working on the new faces board and my next job was as the Asst Bookings Editor at Mademoiselle magazine. I could not have been happier-
Q:Where is your favorite city to travel and why?
A:Paris- Everything about that city is amazing- The architecture, history, people, culture. It really does have a joie de vivre all its own
Q:What do you like to do in your free time?
A:Read, see movies, hang out with friends
Q:If you weren't in fashion, what could you see yourself doing as a career?
A:I wouldn't work :)
Q:What do your friends think about you working in fashion?
A:They think it is cool- a lot of them are in industries that are very buttoned up so they like to hear the stories that could only happen in the fashion industry
Q:What are your must-have makeup essentials?
A:Neutrogena SPF 45 moisturizer
Rosebud salve for the lips-
Q:Who is your favorite designer and why?
A:I can't really say a favorite - it changes every season-
Q:What advice would you give to a girl trying to break into this industry?
A:Be realistic- Modeling has criteria that has to be met just like most other industries. It is not the right career for everyone.
Q:What is the best part about working in fashion?
A:It is constantly changing so you do not get bored-
Q:What do you miss most about home when you're working?
A:My kitty cat- Big
Q:Who are your style icons?
A:Jane Birkin - effortless
Q:How do you prepare for a photo shoot?
A:We are always shooting so I have to keep up on the newest models and hair/make-up talent. I like to keep the photographers and stylists updated n who we should think about shooting for the upcoming shoots-
Q:The best fashion advice you've ever received:
A:Less is more
My top 3:
Items I can't live without:
Places I've been:
2. all over US
3. Tulum, Mexico
4. And I travel vicariously through the models who come visit me and tell me of their favorite places they have worked or the exotic locations they are from-
1. Marc Jacobs
2. Philip Lim
Items in your handbag:
2. NY Post
3. cell phone
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Barnaby Roper collaborated with Natasa V on a film that expresses how politics has affected and changed her life. The film will be available at ShowStudio.com on midnight, Friday, April 25, 2008 & can be viewed at ShowStudio.com
Nick Knight previously shot Natasa for the cover of British Vogue- a video of the shoot can be seen here:ShowStudio.com
an interview with Natasa V can be seen here:ShowStudio.com
Thursday, April 17, 2008
David Lynch directed Natasha Poly in the "Gucci by Gucci" commercial on May 14, 2007 at the National Museum of the Arts of Africa and Oceania in Paris.
Gucci by Gucci fragrance commercial:
Behind the scenes :
David Lynch directed classic films such as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Fire Walk With Me, Mulholland Drive & Inland Empire, as well as the tv show Twin Peaks.
David Lynch gives a daily weather report at DavidLynch.com
David Lynch's films & books are available at amazon.com
David Lynch recently had a photographic exhibition at the Galerie Du Passage in Paris. The show, Fetish, was a collaboration between David Lynch and uber-shoe designer Christian Louboutin . The exhibition showed five limited edition pairs of shoes by Louboutin alongside five signed photographs of the shoes by Lynch.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Mikael Jansson photographed Vlada for the fall 2008 DKNY campaign on the streets on NY on April 8 & 9, 2008. Natalie Hormilla of Fashionista.comphotographed the shoot -The campaign was styled by Tabitha Simmons, hair was by Eugene, makeup by Mark Carrasquillo.
Mikael Jansson: Speed of Life, the photographers book on Forumla 1 race cars, is available at Amazon.com.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Nan Goldin is an American fine-art and documentary photographer. She is known for her book & performance art piece "The Ballad of Sexual Dependancy" (1986). Her new paperback "The Devil's Playground" is available at Amazon.com
Veruschka is the most iconic of all the models represented by Women Management. She has worked with every major photographer: Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton & Steven Meisel. Today Vera is commited to creating her art.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
- Spring 2008 Purple Magazine, ph: Magnus Unnar, stylist: Sabina Schreder, casting director: Douglas Perrett @ Development
- Spring 2008 Another Magazine, ph: Serge Leblon, stylist: Cathy Edwards
- April 2008 Dazed & Confused, ph: Miguel Reveriego, stylist: Katie Shillingford
- Spring 2008 V Magazine, ph: David Sims, stylist: Karl Templer, hair Guido Palau
- March 2008 W Magazine, ph:David Sims, stylist: Camilla Nickerson, hair: Guido Palau
INEZ VAN LAMSWEERDE, VINOODH MATADIN AND EUGENE VAN LAMSWEERDE
March 14 – May 3, 2008 Opening: March 13, 2008, 7-9 pm
The show is the third installment of an ongoing series entitled The Now People which began in 2003 at the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.
Part Three: The Women includes some of the sculptural works from Life on Earth as well as an installation entitled The Seance, which is a collection of silk screened photographs pierced by metal as to actualize thoughts, energies, and emotions into a physical tangibility. Three large scale new photo works entitled Woman 1, 2 and 3 have been made specifically for this show that investigate the erotic portrait by means of sculpting Carmen Kass' face into a phallic shaped object.
This show contains only images of women inspired by new and old female archetypes: the feminist, the object, the demon, the earth mother, the trickster, the shaman and the innocent. Andreas Grimm Gallery:
Phone: +49 89 388 59 240
Andreas Grimm Gallery
Inez & Vinoodh have photographed Carmen for French Vogue, Japanese Vogue, & the iconic Narciso Rodriguez perfume campaign.