Monday, April 28, 2008


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

Vlada - The Sartorialist for French Vogue

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


A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
-Albert Camus

POLITICAL FASHION: 'Untitled' by Natasa V and Barnaby Roper

You can talk about a model citizen, but Belgrade-born New York based model Natasa V is a true citizen of the world. In her Political Fashion film, director Barnaby Roper (literally) strips her to the bare essentials, but the most intriguing element is what she doesn’t reveal.

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Untitled by Natasa Vojnovic and Barnaby Roper
Concept: Natasa Vojnovic and Barnaby Roper
Direction: Barnaby Roper
Cast: Natasa Vojnovic
Photographic Direction: Bryon Werner
Production: Vonetta Baldwin, Emma Comley, Rachel Rumbold
Make-Up: Darlene Jones
Hair: Yiotis Panayiotou
Editing: Amanda James
Fashion: Stærk
Special Thanks to Smashbox Studios, Tom Russell at Prime Focus, Duncan Ord at Women Management, Moo Management, Trish South, David Lyons, Rebecca Donaghe, Flynn Productions

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

Lara Bonomo @ Teen Vogue Interview

Lara Bonomo is the Bookings Director of Teen Vogue - as Bookings Director she casts models, hair stylists, and makeup artists for Teen Vogue fashion editorials. There are many steps a model has to go through to get into the pages of Teen Vogue. The first step is when Lara meets the model & polaroids as soon as she arrives in NY. She tracks their progress from day one. Lara aggressively promotes the models she believes in to the fashion editors that style Teen Vogue shoots. The second step to getting into Teen Vogue is when Lara arranges for the right models to go see the photographer & stylist. The precision with which Lara matches models with the fashions in her editorials & the style of her Teen Vogue photographers & stylists makes Lara a star. Her cognizance of which model would look good in which clothes is what makes her an excellent casting director. Lara's professionalism, kindness & wicked sense of humor make her so amazing to work with. The models who start with Teen Vogue frequently move on to do Italian Vogue , French Vogue, British Vogue & American Vogue. Lara keeps a polaroid collage on her wall of models she is considering for upcoming editorials & Teen Vogue alumnus who have gone on to become supermodels. Yesterday I visited her at her office for an interview:

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:
2.I Pod
3. water

Places I've been:
1. Paris
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
3. Lanvin

Items in your handbag:
1. wallet
2. NY Post
3. cell phone

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ron Galella

Ron Galella's new show, "That's Great!", opens Thursday May 1st (reception 6:00pm to 8:00 pm) at the Staley Wise Gallery . The show focuses on Andy Warhol and the beautiful people who were the celebrity, fashion, art, and social world of New York in the 1970’s and 80’s. Staley Wise is at 560 Broadway (Prince Street x Spring Street), open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Ron Galella is a legendary fashion photographer. What makes his work transcend the photos published in tabloids is that he captured the clothes and the lifestyles of the people wearing them. He caught the subtle details of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - the wind tousled hair done by Mr. Kenneth, the silk knit top from Henri Bendel private label, and suede trousers from Paraphernalia. He also caught the way that Jackie carried her Hermes Trim bag under her arm, with her hand in the pocket of her loose Burberry trench. She was probably on her way to have her hair done at Mr. Kenneth's and didn't want her hair to be seen, so she covered with a silk scarf, knotted at the nape of her kneck.
Ron's photos of celebrities like Jackie O inspired Tom Ford's designs - his version of the Hermes Trim bag was named the Jackie bag. The Jackie bag (in turquoise) completely sold out when it luanched in the spring of 1999.

Kasia Struss - The Sartorialist for French Vogue

Scott Schuman , The Sartorialist, photographed Kasia Struss for French Vogue's April 2008 issue on February 1st, 2008, in front of photographic agency Jed Root.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Carmen Kass & Jonas Mekas honored by U.S Baltic Foundation

Carmen Kass was honored by the U.S.-Baltic Foundation at the USBF Gala Awards in Washington D.C last week. Carmen was awarded a Baltic Image Enhancement Award. Filmaker Jonas Mekas, founder of the Film-Makers Cooperative was awarded with a Baltic Cultural Achievement Award. Mekas once wrote:“Warhol seems to have incorporated all the transitoriness of things into his very aesthetics, and that’s why it seems to me that his cinema is really about the transitoriness of the medium and the transitory state of all things. About the transitoriness of all existence and all art.”

Friday, April 18, 2008

Show Studio - Political Fashion film - Natasa V

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 on midnight, Friday, April 25, 2008 & can be viewed at

Nick Knight previously shot Natasa for the cover of British Vogue- a video of the shoot can be seen
an interview with Natasa V can be seen

Thursday, April 17, 2008

David Lynch - Natasha

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
David Lynch's films & books are available at
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

Isabeli - American Vogue May 2008

Patrick Demarchelier photographed Isabeli for American Vogue on March 9th & 10th in Miami. Stylist: Tonne Goodman, Hair: Jimmy Paul, Makeup: Fulvia Farolfi

American Vogue - May 2008 - Shannan Click

Raymond Meier photographed Shannan Click for American Vogue on January 30th & 31st, 2008 in the server room at 4 Times Square.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

DKNY fall 2008 - Vlada

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

Ryan McGinley - Shannan Click & Natasa Vojnovic

On Sunday April 13, 2008 Ryan McGinley photographed Natasa Vojnovic & Shannan Click for his personal work. Ryan is an artist whose works are intimate photographic captured moments of his friends. He is the youngest artist to have a solo show in the Whitney Museum of Art.
Shannan can be seen in the current Emporio Armani campaign, ph: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Mert & Marcus also photographed Shannan for the March W Magazine.

Ryan photographed Heather Marks for the current John Varvatos/Converse campaign.
Ryan's current show "I know where the summer goes" can be seen through May 3rd at the Team Gallery.
Team Gallery:
83 Grand Street
(Wooster st x Grand st)
NY, NY 10013
PH: 212 279 9219

Friday, April 4, 2008

Nan Goldin - Mariacarla & Veruschka

Nan Goldin photographed Mariacarla & Veruschka in Paris on January 24-26, 2008 (stylist: Beat Bolliger) for the New York Times Magazine.

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

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

Natasa Vojnovic - Transformation

Guido Palau cut Natasa's bangs for a V Magazine editorial on December 18, 2007 - The bangs were reminiscent of Laurence Olivier in Henry V. On January 20, 2008 he took it even further, and trimmed the length to the nape of her neck. Now she knows how Joan of Arc felt.

Natasa has recently been in:
  • 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

Carmen Kass - Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


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.