FASHION BEAUTY ART TRAVEL INTERVIEWS
WINTER 2012 - 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS
COVER Photographed by Johannes Graf
INTERVIEW Artist Arline Malakian
IN THIS ISSUE...
Fashion Designer Beatrice Newman
24 ONCE IN A DAY
DARK EMOTIONS Photographed by Johannes Graf
Photographed by Sebastian Lang
44 TIME TRAVELLER
Photographed by David Marvier
Photographed by Lisa Hasselgren
Photographed by Alexander LeKing
64 BRILLIANT ENAMEL
Photographed by Reka Nyari
INTERVIEW Fashion Illustrator Carol Ryder
Model of the Issue - Sarah Jasmin
INTERVIEW - ARTIST
Artist - Photographer - Creative Director
rline Malakianâ€Ś blending fashion, art and photography. The fashion photographer grew up in a mĂŠlange of cultures with a strong French influence. Her university years were spent between Beirut and Paris, where she majored in Interior Design, and Arts and Literature (Sorbonne), and later in Canada she acquired her major in Communications and Designs. She contributed to major fashion magazines and advertising agencies as photographer and artistic director. Richelle
How and when did you know you wanted to become an artist? I donâ€™t think we become an artist... we are an artist; it is just about allowing oneself the freedom of expression and expressing it in the art form. Channelling our passions and experiences through art takes dedication and courage in a world that celebrates commerciality. What does photography mean to you? Photography is a connection to a moment frozen in time. It is our vision through the lens. Design, light, composition, technicality becoming second nature, we are registering what we see beyond the perceived ... a moment of truth is registered and celebrated ironically in 2 dimensions.
Is there something you intend to transmit with your work? I am always searching the blurred lines between the tangible and the intangible, between past and future of a given moment... Images are no longer communicating linear context, but are infused to evoke a thematic continuity that aligns with a subsequent direction. What inspires you? Beauty inspires me. Can you define what beauty means to you? Beauty is everywhere... it is harmony in the elegance of duality itself! Beauty is contagious. When we see something or someone in all its glory, that is reflected back on us and we shine! Beauty is integrity and love. Do you have one favorite photo amongst all that you have shot? Yes and it is called RICHELLE or what I really wanted to call it is: MY FIRST PERIOD. It is an innocent hunger. Renewal
Can you tell us a little bit about your photo exhibit at the Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery “Impressions”? These images embody creative iconography that take root, are processed subliminally, germinate within the unconscious, and give birth to new inspirations, ideas, and objectives in our conscious lives. Impressions are the colors that tint the mandate of our intent. This essay evokes the emotive palettes of a crystallized moment, it echoes in abstraction, the vibrations of a connection observed and rendered. Each piece is composed of a single take, and deconstructed until its bare emotive impression is pronounced. These works highlight a fluid reality that is subjective, and evolving. Triumph and joy are impressions discovered at the cusp of realized potentiality, a moment glimpsed echoing familiar from a creative reservoir of a future state of mind; the moment is captured as catalyst, chosen and crystalized with intangible vibrancy that is evoked through the art form. We no longer look at the figure but the capture of its energy. Impressions is a deliberate exercise to exorcise all the demands and influences of the digital in photography. The visuals are a rendering from within the images as captured, warped and worked until left with the initial impression of the moment, of the reality perceived, which is not objective, beneath the temporal veneer of the observed.
What did your exhibit “The Gaze” represent in your career? The Gaze was a stepping stone... my first solo show comprising of a total of 24 large tableaux. It sold internationally. It was about transcending what we carry with us; from past memories to future desires, our gaze is impregnated by these subjective lenses... the only reality is the connection made. I was taken by its magic, it tranced me and gave me courage to delve deeper in my quest. Any story about your earlier career that you would like to share? I truly enjoy what I do! Hannah
Can you tell us about the experience of being the subject and the host of the one hour long documentary on beauty based on your work produced by Dove? Loved the experience. It was an exercise to let go and merge with random subjects. As it was live, I had to interact, create, capture and comment all at the same time. This discipline forced me to think on my feet connecting with the subjects and pondering on the meaning of beauty... similarly I was subjected to the lens and that brought a vulnerability that translated in the process. Who should read the book you co-created, Be a Woman? “Be a Woman” was born after the documentary. It is a book that celebrates women, femininity and inner beauty. It is a coffee table book for everyone. It entices the reader in its limpidity through the poignant portraits and the flow of the poetry; empowering women and making men fall in love with the essence of a woman.
Portrait of a Lady
What can we expect from you in the future? Continuing my quest of balance and beauty... pondering on our existence and being inspired by life itself...expressing it through iconography; fashion and literature. The observer that I am has a passion for fashion and people. My search is within shared with the rest...Â What are your goals in the next 5 years? Goals in the next 5 years are to create more and exhibit internationally... having my art sell and inspire in a lucrative way. I am working on showing in New York, would love to get an international agent...Â In the same time keeping a foot in the editorial terrain as it is thrilling and so ever fast!
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IN THIS ISSUE...
Impressions is Arline Malakian’s photo exhibit at the Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery, which depicts photography in a personal artistic realm, through the use of photoshop, and looks to capture the impression and emotions of the moment. (Page 4)
Mauritius Lux Belle Mare is a luxury resort on the exquisite east coast of Mauritius, offering a breathtaking view of white beaches from every suite. (Page 80)
Model of the Issue Introducing Sarah Jasmin as our model of the issue. Born in Frankfurt, Germany. She never dreamed of becoming a model and was discovered by an agent from Milan. (Page 78)
Beatrice K Newman is a self-employed fashion designer working under her middle name, Korlekie. Beatrice describes her style as “Elegant, luxurious and mystifying”. (Page 10)
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Carol Ryder Carol Ryder’s fascination with faces and the variety of ways they can be depicted has led her to produce more and more portraiture work including several “textile portraits”. (Page 74)
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INTERVIEW - FASHION DESIGNER
BEATRICE NEWMAN “KORLEKIE”
eatrice Korlekie Newman, is a British Ghanaian designer whose collections stand for elegance and heritage. Beatrice’s signature look consists of heavy embellishment, beading and intricate handwork that is inspired by her Afro-European background/ culture and takes inspiration from the beautiful beading and embroidery of African clothes and lace fabrics. How and when did you know you wanted to be a fashion designer? Never really knew, I just followed what seemed right. I’ve always been passionate about art and design, so I guess one thing led to another, whilst doing a variety of art lead projects in college.
What made you study an MA in Digital Fashion? Part rejection and part because I was offered the opportunity. There’s so much competition out there that sometimes your best isn’t good enough to get you into the place of your choice. Instead of giving up, I decided to take the offer and challenge myself. How would you describe your style? If I have to be honest… I’m still finding myself. In such a demanding society it’s quite tough to be able to find time for yourself, so my style right now is more on comfort and nothing too experimental. I think when everything is ‘ok’ the glamazonian in me will rise. Where do you find inspiration? Everywhere. I’m a huge fan of Botticelli paintings, anything Baroque, fantastical and enchanting.
Who would you most like to dress in your designs? Every woman who would like to be dressed in my designs. What is your fashion dream? To be as revered, respected and remembered like most of the popular fashion brands today. Who is your fashion icon? My imagination, my thoughts, my ideas, my inspiration. Is there any piece that you think every woman should have in her wardrobe? Have what you love and like, you make the rules. What can we look forward to, from you in the future? Bigger, better, brighter, breathtaking! What would you ask yourself that we haven’t asked you in this interview? Would you have chosen a different path if you could go back and start again? I never look back, besides, who wants to start when you’re nearing the finish!!??
What are your favorite fabrics to work with and why? Chiffon- because it has a mind of its own and is free. Lace- because it’s sheer but innocent, revealing but not tacky (done in the right way of course) Knitted rayon & viscose- because it feels and looks luxurious. What is the importance of texture in your designs? The importance of texture in my designs is what makes each garment unique and cherished. The way I craft ideas and manipulate fabrics is supposed to catch the audience’s attention, make them want to feel it and desire it. Texture and craft for me are like a treasure discovered, looked after and kept. How does your afro-european background influence your work? It’s full of rich culture and ideas. Who is the Korlekie woman? She’s bold and elegant with a regal edge. She has a charm about her that’s alluring. How do you intend women to feel when wearing your designs? Elevated, admired and enchanting to others.
DARK EMOTIONS Photographed by Johannes Graf
Photographer Johannes Graf www.team-house.de Stylist Caroline Bucholz Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Dorothee Meyer Retoucher Ramona Reuter Model Albe Hamiti - Tune Models
Top: EMPORIO ARMANI Blazer: GUCCI Necklace: ETRO Earrings: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Hat: ALIDA
Dress with slit and gemstones: PAULE KA Lace blouse with transparent sleeves: BARBARA LOHMANN Long leather gloves: ROECKL Bracelet: BARBARA BUI Socks: Stylistâ€™s own Shoes: JOHN GALLIANO
Dress: No. 21 Trousers: PAUL SMITH Bra: ERES Bracelet: CHLOE Bracelet with white and green gemstones: HELENE ZUBELDIA Ring: COCO’S CULTURE Shoes: PRADA Socks: Stylist’s own
Jacket with fur collar: JIL SANDER NAVY Blouse: MARNI Skirt: MALENE BIRGER Shoes: MARNI Stockings: EMILIO CAVALLINI Gloves: LANVIN Necklace: GABRIELE FRANTZEN Earrings: LANVIN
Coat: ETRO Trousers: NINA RICCI Bag: DOLCE & GABBANA Ankle-boots: VALENTINO GARAVANI Horseman hat: ERMANNO SCERVINO
Jacket and trousers: PRADA Golden ring with gemstones (right): ASSYA Golden ring (left): CHAINGANG Pink mesh dress with VERSACE Filigree ringlogo (left): ASSYA wornShoes: as headPRADA dress
Knit pullover: NINA RICCI Trousers: GUCCI Knit collar: Stylist’s own Collar with red gemstones: KARL LAGERFELD Necklace: IOSSELLIANI Big black ring: MURIEL GRATEAU Golden ring: STELLA & DOT Filigree ring: ASSYA Boots: MISSONI
Silk blouse with fur collar: STEFFEN SCHRAUT Knit cardigan: STEFFEN SCHRAUT Lace skirt: BURBERRY PRORSUM Necklace: THEA GRANT Bracelet: ALEXIS BITTAR Ring: SWAROVSKI Shoes: ATTILIO GIUSTI LEOMBRUNI Stockings: EMILIO CAVALLINI Topper: ALIDA
Fur coat: MARNI Trousers: EMILIO PUCCI Belt: BARBARA BUI Necklace: SWAROVSKI Necklace (below): BLUGIRL Big black ring: MURIEL GRATEAU Filigree ring: ASSYA
Long knit dress with slit: AIGNER Top: EMPORIO ARMANI Blazer: GUCCI Necklace: ETRO Earrings: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Ankle boots: BARBARA BUI Hat: ALIDA
ONCE IN A DAY Photographed by Sebastian Lang
Photographer Sebastian Lang www.seb-lang.com Stylist Sonja Bohnstengel Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Sina Stoelzle Models Marie Nasemann - Munich Models Frank van Lankeren
Blouse: SAFIYAA Brocade-Suit: KEVORK KELIDIJAN Bag: BRIC’S Shoes: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI
Hat: LOVELY BIRD Skirt: PLEIN SUD Body: WOLFORD Scarf: AMARILLA Bag: BRIC’S Shoes: HUGO BOSS Black Label
Hat: HAT ATTACK Vest: METEO Merino body: WOLFORD Leather trousers: SCHACKY and JONES Suitcase: MISSONI by BRIC’S Shoes: HUGO BOSS Black Label
Evening dress: SAFIYAA Clutch: SONDRA ROBERTS Armlet: REGIS ALES
Coat: ADRIENNE LANDAU Body: WOLFORD Trousers: ALICE and OLIVIA Armlet: VINTAGE Gloves: NINA PETERS Velour-leather-bag: MK TOTEM
Hat: HAT ATTACK Jacket: ELIZABETH and JAMES Merino Body: WOLFORD Leather trousers: SCHACKY and JONES Bag: BRIC’S Suitcase: MISSONI by BRIC’S Shoes: HUGO BOSS Black Label
Bra and slip: WOLFORD Kimono: Stylistâ€™s own
Blouse: SAFIYAA Clutch: SONDRA ROBERTS Trousers: KEVORK KELIDIJAN NYC
Dress: SAFIYAA Shirt: HUGO BOSS Trousers: Model’s own
Metamorphose Photographed by David Marvier www.davidmarvier.com
Makeup Artist Charlotte Le Clerre Hair Stylist Deki Kasue - Frederic Barat Models Julia - Silent Models Paris Anja - Women Models Paris Location Paris - France
TIME TRAVELLER Photographed by Lisa Hasselgren
Photographer Lisa Hasselgren www.lisahasselgren.com Represented by Vol Agency Stylist Jessica Mittelton Represented by ArtOfficial Agency Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Filippa Smedhagen Sund Represented by Mikas Looks Model Lina - Nisch Management Location Stockholm
Scarf: ESPRIT Hat: G-STAR
Cape: IDA JOHANSSON Hat: ESPRIT Necklace: BJORG Trousers: STELLA McCARTNEY for ADIDAS
Coat: THE LOCAL FIRM Gloves worn as headpiece: EVEREST Headphones: WeSC
Dress: ULRIKA SANDSTROM Blouse: BILLY and I Hat: NEW YORKER Umbrella: RAIN MAN Props: Stylist’s own
Blouse: SAMSOE SAMSOE Ear muffs: JENNY GRETTVE
Jacket: ULRIKA SANDSTROM Trousers: THE LOCAL FIRM Scarf: ESPRIT Props: Stylist’s own
Blouse: G-STAR Trousers: STELLA McCARTNEY for ADIDAS Gloves: TIGER of SWEDEN Hat: G-STAR Tie: JENS DAHLSTROM
Dress: DIESEL Sweater: DIESEL Leaf shaped rings: CHARLOTTE BONDE DESIGN Ring and finger: BJORG
REFLECTIONS Photographed by Alexander LeKing
Photographer & Art Director Alexander LeKing www.alexanderleking.com Creative Director Yzsabella Coath Stylist Alvin Stillwell Represented by Celestine Agency Makeup Artist Patrick Eichler Make Up For Ever Hair Stylist Kristin Heitkotter Represented by Celestine Agency Manicurist Karen Gutierrez Nails by KG Model Lee Greene - Photogenics LA Stylist Assistant Sandy Phan Photographer Assistants Brandi Mason - Paula VM
Dress: FALGUNI and SHANE PEACOCK Cuff: MISHKA PIAF
Shirt and leather trousers: LIE SANG BONG Heels: YSL
Dress: TSEMAYE BINITIE Heels: STEPHANE KELIAN
Tuxedo jacket and trousers: PAUL and JOE Bra: AGENT PROVOCATEUR
Jacket and trousers: BOOHOO BOUTIQUE Shoes: FORNARINA
Coat, jacket and dress: BALLY Heels: POUR LA VICTOIRE
Dress: NICOLAS FELIZOLA Heels: STEPHANE KELIAN
BRILLIANT ENAMEL Photographed by Reka Nyari
Photographer Reka Nyari www.rekanyari.com Stylist Nausheen Shah Makeup Artist Sir John Hair Stylist Shalom Sharon for Oribe - Utopia Model Kristina Kulyk - Muse Models Fashion Assistant Evelina Bryngelsson Photographer Assistant DJ Nadgar
Sunglasses: MERCURA NYC Rings: BIJULES Rings: PINKTOWN USA Crystal grill: JAWELS Gloves: LA CRASIA
Sunglasses: MERCURA NYC
Gloves: LA CRASIA Rings: BIJULES Bracelets: DINOSAUR DESIGNS Necklace: NIKKICAST
Gloves: LA CRASIA Bracelet: BULGARI Rings: PINKTOWN USA
Gloves: LA CRASIA
Gloves: LA CRASIA Rings: NIKKICAST
Gold collar: LANVIN Necklace: DINOSAUR DESIGNS
INTERVIEW - FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
Fashion Illustrator, Researcher and Lecturer
arol Ryder is a freelance illustrator, specializing in figurative work; fashion, beauty, and lifestyle illustration as well as portraiture. Trained as a fashion designer and illustrator, Carol has worked in and around the fashion industry for more than 20 years. She began a second career in education, as a fashion lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, and began producing detailed stitched portraits. She continues to steer a portfolio career, carrying out commissions in fashion illustration and portrait, lecturing in a variety of subjects connected with fashion, textiles and illustration, and writing magazine articles and academic papers for publication.
You express that you have an obsession since childhood with drawing faces and figures. Can you tell us a little bit more about this? It’s something I can’t really explain. I always enjoyed drawing; I was never happier than when I had a fresh pad of paper to draw on, and some new crayons, pencils or paints to work with. But when I started drawing, it was always figures and faces that I drew – I have no idea why, but I just don’t find still-life or landscapes as interesting as people – and abstract work doesn’t interest me at all.
Having worked as an independent fashion designer for 20 years, what made you change to fashion illustrator? It didn’t happen overnight! I had always enjoyed producing fashion illustration, but when I left University there was no market for it – fashion photography was everywhere - so I decided to take my chances as a designer, instead. I began my design business straight from University, but as the business grew, I found that I was spending less and less time designing, and more and more time doing the administrative stuff that I didn’t enjoy – chasing invoices, chasing factories, and so on. At that point I decided on a change of direction, and became a fashion lecturer, calling on my design and business experience to help teach others. I had always longed to prove myself as an illustrator though, so a couple of years ago I bit the bullet and began to publicize my work. Fashion Illustrator, Researcher in Sustainable Fashion, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design… which one do you enjoy the most? I long ago discovered that if you turn something you enjoy into work, it spoils the fun. I get bored easily, so have decided a ‘portfolio’ career works best for me. This means that when I’m bored, or having difficulty with one strand of my work, I can pick up on another. Similarly, I tend to have lots of different illustrations on the go at once, and lots of different research projects. I have a tendency to try to do way, way too much at any one time – but at least I can’t be accused of being idle! I also find that the illustration, research and lecturing all support and inspire each other, which is handy.
Alexander McQueen - Spring 2012
How would you define “sustainable fashion”? Tricky! There are those who claim that ‘sustainable fashion’ is an oxymoron because the modern idea of fashion - where style and clothing are continuously changing - cannot be sustained indefinitely because we are rapidly using up the Earth’s resources. This is the challenge, really; to re-define ‘fashion’ into something that CAN be sustained into the future. We need to find new ways to produce clothing that do not damage the environment or exploit people or animals. There are several strands of research currently in progress: ideas about ‘slow’ fashion, recycling / up cycling, ‘cradle to cradle’ design ideas, zero-waste, investigating more environmentallyfriendly textile fibres than those currently in use … earlier this year I began a new research project called ‘One Hundred Per Cent Sustainable’ with New Zealand zero-waste pioneer Holly McQuillan. We’ve both been too busy to make much progress with the project, but I’m still fascinated by the idea of investigating how close to 100% sustainable fashion can become. I love fashion, but am completely alarmed by how much waste it produces and how much damage it can do. I am encouraged by the idea that solutions to the problem can be brought about by good design – and the fact that there are some very clever people out there working hard to bring about positive change. African Fashion - Bestow Elan
What is your favorite technique for your illustrations? I don’t really mind – much of my earlier work is mixed media, including collage, although my ‘default’ setting, and what I’m best known for, is a loose watercolour technique. This suits the way I work, because you can get interesting results quite quickly. I derive great pleasure from navigating the fine line between careful control of the medium and the fabulous serendipitous effects created by adding blobs of concentrated colour to very wet paper (we’re talking puddles here). Because I work fast, I’m also quite a messy worker, so once the work is dry, I use the computer to edit out the splodges that don’t help the final composition. In my personal work, I also enjoy experimenting with watercolour illustration combined with photography, stitch and Photoshop effects, again because you can never quite tell what the final effect will be. What fascinates you? Faces: I love the fact that every face is different – even those of identical twins – and that the tiniest alteration of a feature in a face can change it completely. At the same time, the same face can be altered massively, for example in a caricature, and still be recognizable. A room full of artists and illustrators could all paint the same face, and all the paintings would be different, but would all still be a recognizable likeness of the subject. Amazing!
INTERVIEW - FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
What is your source of inspiration? Again, faces. As soon as I see an interesting face I want to draw or paint it. I particularly like striking colorations or features – I don’t mind if my subjects are classically attractive or not; I prefer ‘interesting’ to ‘pretty’. I’m also inspired by other creatives’ work, whether illustration, photography, portraiture, sculpture, textiles work, fashion or film … I’m always on the lookout for new ideas about how to go about producing imagery, and I like to read about other artists’ motivations and inspiration. Do you have a one favorite illustration amongst your work? Currently I like ‘Pink Ruff’ - the main image on the home page of my website www.carolryder.com – mainly because she was no trouble; she appeared very quickly and I liked the rather rough quality to the watercolour. I also like ‘Turban Girl’, in the ‘Faces and Portraits’ section of my website – for the same reasons really – she didn’t give me any trouble! Corrie Nielson
Yellow Bow with Flowers
Any story about your early career that you would like to share? I really only plucked up the courage a couple of years ago to show my illustration work to the world. I had always worried that I might not be good enough, and that my long-held dreams of becoming an illustrator might quickly go up in smoke. Having finally decided to bite the bullet, I put a very basic website together, and used my most recent illustration – a watercolour of Lily Cole - on the home page. That same week, the phone rang and I was asked whether my ‘Lily Cole’ image could be used on the wall of the ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’ set. The enquiry was so out of the blue that I thought it was a hoax: it wasn’t! A couple of months later another of my images – ‘Quiff’ – won a competition to become the flagship image for the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Source Expo, and was subsequently used on their website, signage, t-shirts, and goodie bags. A fantastic boost to my confidence! Anything else you would like people to know about you? To be honest, I don’t mind if people know very little about me as a person; I prefer that people see and recognize my work while I hide in the background somewhere!
Do you have any unfulfilled dreams? Lots!! I worry that I won’t have enough time to do all the things I want to do: but I’m determined to have a go! In the first instance, I would like to continue to practice my illustration work, experiment with new techniques and ideas, and hopefully continue to improve. I would also like to involve myself in numerous research projects, including those related to sustainability and diversity in fashion, as well as illustration and portraiture. Eventually, I’d like to publish a book of my illustration or portrait work – and become better known as an illustrator. What are your goals for the next 5 years in your career? I want to take the time to concentrate on improving my illustration and portraiture work, and combine it as much as possible with academic research projects. If you could do anything else, what would it be? I’d love to be able to sing – but I’m rubbish!! More realistically, I’d like to travel more; I went to India a few years ago to deliver a talk, and was fascinated by the people and their various lifestyles. I’ve also been to Africa a couple of times, but it’s such a huge continent and I’d like to visit more of it. And I still haven’t been to Canada! My sister (Alison Wynne-Ryder, from the “Rescue Mediums” TV programme, broadcast in Canada) has spent a lot of time filming in Toronto, but we have never managed to co-ordinate our schedules … so a trip to Canada is still very much on my ‘to-do’ list! Soft Focus
Pink Ruff (detail)
What would you ask yourself that we haven’t asked you in this interview? Is there anyone you would like to work with? In terms of my illustration work, I’d like to collaborate with fashion photographers: maybe Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, or Rankin (we can all dream!). I would like to continue to experiment with combining illustration and fashion photography to explore the effects that can be achieved. I don’t believe that fashion illustration and fashion photography should be mutually exclusive; sadly though, I have no technical skill as a photographer, but I’d really like to explore the way the two disciplines can work together, and produce images that celebrate the ‘best of both worlds’.
More information: www.carolryder.com
INTERVIEW - MODEL OF THE ISSUE
Model of the Issue
arah is an international model from Frankfurt, Germany. She has worked in different places such as New York, Maldives, Frankfurt, to name a few. Agency Brody Bookings, Germany www.brodybookings.com
How and when did you know you wanted to become a model? Actually, I never dreamed of being a model. When I was younger it was often annoying to attract so much attention because of my skinny and tall body and my extremely white blonde hair. By modeling I could turn these special traits into something good, finally gaining self-confidence.
Where were you discovered? An agent from Milan spotted me while I was shopping with my mom in Frankfurt city. What do you like most about being a model? Taking different roles, getting to know very different and very interesting people, countries and places. And most of all the opportunity to reinvent myself all the time. What has been the greatest experience you have had so far? Traveling to the Maldives for “work”…;) no, just joking; the most meaningful job in my career was certainly a charity campaign for DKMS Life for Estée Lauder, a program that supports women with cancer. It was a wonderful feeling to be a part of such a good thing. What is your fashion dream? Opening the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. What was your favorite city you traveled to work to? New York!!! Who is your fashion icon? The Olsen twins: I just love their grunge glam, the way they combine vintage designer “trash” with fancy new fashion. Who is your favorite artist? Ed Kienholz, in my opinion one of the bravest artists of the 20th century.
MODEL OF THE ISSUE Is the fashion world what you expected it to be? Before I started modeling I had no idea of fashion at all, so I was thrown completely at the deep end. But in general I think you can’t lump the whole fashion industry together, because the german market is completely different from the one in Milan for example; both have their advantages and disadvantages. What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? I try to relax myself, being surrounded by the most precious people in my life. What are your favorite things? The 3 F’s: Family, friends and fashion of course!
What is your favorite music band? >>Die Antwoord<< - a really freaky band from South Africa. What are your goals in the next 5 years as a model? I’d love to continue working successfully as an international model; I’m planning to go to New York to live there for a while, which has always been a big dream for me. And afterwards probably settle down in my favorite continent Australia. What are your secrets for a fit and healthy body? Since I was a child I’m suffering under hyperthyroidism; but this does not mean that I can eat whatever I like, the truth is that I HAVE TO eat very regularly in order to keep my weight, which can sometimes be really annoying. But for my job it’s perfect of course; I feel sorry for the girls who have to diet and work out all the time. What is your favorite part of your body? My lips and my wide eyebrows. What makes you feel sexy? Over the years I learned to concentrate more on the way I feel than on the way I look, and according to the reactions of my environment it seems to work out fine for me ;).. What is your favorite piece of clothing? Like any other girl I’m a big fan of shoes, but when it comes to designer bags I fly in the face of reason, which will probably ruin me some day.
What would you ask yourself that we haven’t asked you in this interview? What would you like to do after modeling? After I finished school I went to Milan for some months, which was a life-enhancing experience, but soon I realized that I wasn’t ready for this business yet, because I was full of self-doubts. I started to study psychology and successfully finished my exams this year. Having a good education was always important for me, so that now I really feel up to modeling, looking forward to all the adventures lying ahead. Afterwards I want to become a psychiatrist because I know that this is something that will constantly bring sense into my life in the long term.
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