Interviews

VENEXIANA

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photography by  FERNANDO COLON   SPIRIT & FLESH: What were your inspirations and references for this collection? KATI STERN: My inspiration is always Europe – mostly Italy – the colors and landscapes are what always translate into my gowns. Define the perfect woman/man for this collection? Any woman who feels confident about herself is a Venexiana woman.Read more

MEKANICS OF SUCCESS

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photography by STANDA MERHOUT grooming by ANTHONY JOSEPH HERNANDEZ @ WILHELMINA As President and CEO of Mekanism, a top advertising agency with offices in New York and San Francisco, Jason Harris, speaks about creativity, ambition, “whatever it takes” attitude and balance of rich personal life with the professional desire to excel.  SPIRIT & FLESH: How didRead more

THE SUBJECT IN QUESTION.

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When did you discover your talent and love for singing? I remember knowing I could sing by age 3 or 4. I didn’t discover it; I just knew, the same way I knew I could run and jump. I would watch singers like Fred Astaire and Judy Garland in old musicals and think, “I’m justRead more

I LIKE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DARK

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High Anxiety and The Elephant Man reach comedic and dramatic extremes, so it came as a surprise to meet the thoughtfully humble man behind such classic films, a quiet mastermind who made these and other masterpieces possible. Producer STUART CORNFELD, a partner at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, worked early in his career with suchRead more

RAISE YOUR VOICE

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Before being scouted by Elite during a routine shopping trip at Forever 21 clothing store, Ohio-born Edythe Hughes hadn’t considered a career in modeling, but just weeks after the encounter, she’d signed a contract in New York. Now represented by Ford and founder of the non-profit “Project Model Tee,” she shares her thoughts on creativity,Read more

DREAM KEEPERS

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Interview with FLORENCE MONTMARE Spirit & Flesh: How would you describe your style and how did it evolve? Florence Montmare: I am drawn to ambiguous situations and places and also to dreams. I remember reading this Shakespearian quote when I was little: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded sleep.” I thought itRead more

VERY WELL MADE

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interview with NATALIA ZAKHAROVA Paradise: to live on a beautiful island kissed by the sun, surrounded by clear blue waters, while enjoying food from a simple garden existing in peace with nature. This state of blissful nirvana has been attained by our guest, Natalia Zakharova, and thanks to her generous and entrepreneurial spirit, a littleRead more

MORENA BACCARIN

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After developing her cult-like following in cerebral science fiction series such as Firefly and V, Brazilian born MORENA BACCARIN has managed to masterfully land a key role on television’s hottest drama. Her portrayal of Jessica Brody, wife of Sergeant Nicholas Brody, on the Golden Globe winning Showtime series Homeland adds dimension to the storyline andRead more

JUAN RIVERA, FRANK GALARZA
& GIA SKOVA

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The models of the “Wrath” – real-life boxers Juan Rivera and Frank Galarza, along with model/actress/occasional boxer Gia Skova, talk about getting angry and getting even.   JUAN RIVERA Spirit & Flesh: You came up with the idea and scenario for the “Wrath” story. What inspired you? Juan Rivera: Movies like “Million Dollar Baby” andRead more

DESIRING THE TRIAL BY FIRE

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interview with LEAH SIEGEL of FIREHORSE In classic Chinese astrology, the definitive trait of the Firehorse is the constant desire for new experiences and challenges. While others may become weary from the resistance, the fiercely-independent Firehorse actually feeds off of the heat of adversity; radiating as it becomes even more dynamic and eager for theRead more

HADLEY HUDSON

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Spirit & Flesh: What is photography for you? Hadley Hudson: Expression and a way to see the world. Although I am shooting portraits, all of the images are, at the end of the day, images of myself. S&F: Who are some of your favorite photographers? HH: My heart is in documentary. The first photographers thatRead more

The Master

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Interview with MARC BOUWERThe late 2000s and early “10s are all about Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Band of Outsiders and Rag & Bone, but for an American teenager on the brink of Y2K, Marc Bouwer, Badgley Mischka, Isaac Mizrahi, Cynthia Rowley, Anna Sui and Todd Oldham were the household names du jour. Each continuesRead more

MOVE OVER, BARBIE

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Interview with KEN BOROCHOV “I live in a Disney movie and that’s why I’m in fashion,” Ken Borochov says, describing his career as a jewelry designer. Dolled up in a Jeremy Scott for Adidas Hibiscus-print tracksuit, pink-and-blue ruffled and gingham dress shirt, black-and-gold Lanvin sunglasses and a giant gold-and-diamond Star of David, Borochov is brazenlyRead more

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