Interviews

AN ALLEGIANCE TO CULTURE

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The Italian Trade Commission’s Maurizio Forte dedicates his life to promoting the beauty and culture of his native country; his recent exhibition at the Chelsea Market, with design pieces by Giorgio Armani , Gattinoni, Valentino, etc etc, centered on the unification of Italian style and cuisine, using materials seemingly foreign to traditional fashion. Maurizio Forte: We areRead more

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MAYE MUSK

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Ise White: Where are you from? Maye Musk: I was born in Canada of English, American and Swiss descent. My parents moved to South Africa when I was two-and-a-half. My three kids and I returned to Toronto when I was forty-two. I followed them to California at forty-eight, moved to NYC at fifty and LA at sixty-four.Read more

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NONA HENDRYX

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Rock & Roll legend to Renaissance Artist, Nona Hendryx reveals how she’s helping advance future artists through technology

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OLAF HEINE’s BRAZIL

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Photographic love letter to a country whose shape, volume and emotions are defined by sensual curves

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POOCH HALL

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Ray Donovan cast member POOCH HALL talks about Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, his portrayal of Mohamed Ali, and the importance of family

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ELLA GAFTER

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  In her 30+ years as a jewelry designer Ella Gafter has always looked for the SHINE. Yelena Deyneko: Please tell us about the pin you are wearing? It is stunning! Ella Gafter: Thank you! I created this opulent Rococo-style corsage brooch twenty years ago to showcase the lustrous beauty of pearls, and as a technical and estheticRead more

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AYANAT KSENBAI

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Ayanat Ksenbai’s life is full, and getting fuller. Yelena Deyneko: You have a beautiful name! What’s your cultural background? Ayanat Ksenbai: Thank you! I come from Kazakhstan, the land of the nomads. YD: Eight years ago you visited New York with several feature movies under your belt; why did you stay? AK: I came to NYC in 2007Read more

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JEAN CHRISTOPHE Le GREVES

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Jean Christophe Le Grévés’ THIRDMAN is the aesthetic conclusion of many beliefs and experiences: “My father’s sculpting workshop, saturated with wood dust or fumes from burnt metal; fragrance commercials by Irving Penn; the scent of mimosa in nature; crisp, cool weather in my grandmother’s gardens; the wall of fragrance bottles on a vanity in a weekend home; the pristine scent ofRead more

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Djimon Hounsou

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International film star Djimon Hounsou tells us about belief in oneself…and something else. Blazer John Varvatos / Shirt Hugo Boss / Jeans Gstar / Hat Glades Tamez Millinery / Shoes Tom’s Kwaku Alston: Where are you from? Djimon Hounsou: West Africa, Republic of Bénin, right next to Nigeria. KA: What does your name mean? DH: Djimon means “Friday”; Hounsou means “born withinRead more

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SHARON STONE

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Tuxedo Shirt Dolce & Gabanna Panties American Apparel Star of the upcoming HBO‘s one of its kind project Mosaic by director Steven Soderbergh, irresistible Sharon Stone keeps us company, until the dawn. Spirit & Flesh: How big a role does mystery play in your life? What is the biggest mystery of life for you? Sharon Stone:Read more

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DAILY NEWS

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Yelena Deyneko: Can you tell us about yourself and how you got started in photography? How did you realize that photography is what you wanted to do? Chris Randall:  My name is Christopher Joel Randall, 29. I am a street photographer living in Brooklyn. As a kid, my parents would take me “people watching”, then asRead more

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MOOD

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Syrie Moskowitz: Tell us a little about your background and musical career. Stuart Matthewman: I was born in Yorkshire England but moved to London in the early 80’s where I met Sade . I have Written, produced and performed  alongside her ever since releasing 10 albums, done numerous world tours along the way and wonRead more

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We Love It(aly)!

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In a special pop up series presented by Nordstrom and in conjunction with the Italian Trade Commission (ICE), the retail giant is highlighting 55 meticulously selected Italian brands in their United States premiere.

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HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD

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There is no force on this earth more powerful and more constant than water:  Massive, slow-moving glaciers help carve the surface of the earth, shaping mountains and valleys.  Water expands and contracts with the seasons, freezing and thawing.  Over time, this range of force can split an ancient boulder into pieces just as easily as the gentle flow ofRead more

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AMANDA CREW

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JOSEF HENRY RODRIGUEZ: Do you have any deal-breakers for accepting roles? AMANDA CREW: When I started acting, getting to travel was thrilling and I’d take any job that took me out of my city. Now that I’m older it’s not the most persuasive element. The idea of being nomadic seduced me, but now I’m notRead more

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MARTIN PURIS

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YELENA DEYNEKO: What led you down this career path?  MARTIN PURIS: I wanted to be a writer, but wasn’t sure of what. When I was a kid in Chicago, it was the epicenter of a new kind of writer-oriented comedy, sort of like the singer/songwriter today. It was exciting stuff, political satire and comment: Lenny Bruce, Mike Nichols and ElaineRead more

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LINDA RODIN

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Drawing from her happy childhood and glamorous mother, LINDA RODIN has created a wonderfully evocative cosmetic line and is now enjoying the support of the Estée Lauder family. YELENA DEYNEKO: How did your early life influence the person you are today? LINDA RODIN: I grew up in a very artistic family outside of Manhattan. MyRead more

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CHUCK CLOSE

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My brother Antonello and I felt apprehensive to photograph CHUCK CLOSE, but once we got underway at Close’s Noho studio, the great portrait artist exceeded his reputation of kindness. Almost immediately he entrusted us with the direction of the shoot – the ultimate show of respect for an artist. A wonderful conversation about some truly importantRead more

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CARA SEYMOUR

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CARA SEYMOUR has been in some of the seminal films of the last fifteen years and during that time has worked with a who’s who of directors. From Spike Jonze, to Martin Scorsese, Lars von Trier and now with STEVEN SODERBERGH on his new series THE KNICK, she brings the height of commitment to allRead more

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AMY FINE COLLINS

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Andrew Basile: How would you describe what you do? Amy Fine Collins: My official title is Special Correspondent to Vanity Fair; I write stories, contribute ideas, promote and consult. Generally I’m out finding out what’s happening and observing what people are wearing. I am one of four keepers of the International Best-Dressed List, founded byRead more

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The Eyes Have It

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America’s Next Top Model, Nyle DiMarco has both a presence and a look that are quite difficult to ignore.  To oversimplify, Nyle is gorgeous; and looking at the photo spread, (his first as ANTM), it is obvious that he has the character to match. It was made abundantly clear every step of the way through Cycle 22Read more

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Beth Minardi & Sam Brocato

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Respect and trust are the essence of any great collaboration, and in our two interviews with hair color icon Beth Minardi and hair styling star, Sam Brocato, both qualities are evident. When asked the definition of a successful person, Sam’s response might have mirrored the character of Beth, who defines success itself as “learning how to live happily, securely, and healthilyRead more

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LINDA FARGO

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Linda Fargo is suited perfectly for her position as Senior Vice President of the Fashion Office at Bergdorf Goodman. She wears her title like a couture dress while facing down the demands of a competitive retail business. She spoke with her friend Amy Fine Collins. Amy Fine Collin: Who or what are you most passionate about?Read more

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CALUM VON MOGER

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Yelena Deyneko: Exercise is addictive; it makes you comfortable with who you are. In your case it became an art. Calum Von Moger: You have to get in sync with your body. It’s a mental-physical connection and as a competitive body-builder you have to look at it as an art form, because it’s not just healthRead more

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