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Model Veronika Oginskaya @unicornikaa
Style Rhizome prod. @enquist.mag / @rhizome.production
MUA / hair stylist Evgeniya Kondrashova @ev.kondrashova
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Cleo Minhoff @cleo_artist
Model: Vetle Emile @vetle_emile
Photographer: VALERIA GORDIENKO @valeriagordienko_
Photographer: Karen Cavallaro @cavallaroretouch
Model: Alina Balak @alinabalak
Fashion Designer: Vivien Sander @viviensandr
Photographer: Tatiana Bruleva @tanya_bru
Model/Creative Director: Leona Bordonava @leo_bordonaba
Retoucher: Daria Lisovaya @lisovaya_retouch_
Assistant: Dmitry Smirnov @rodrgz.jr
Assistant: Vitaly Zabavin @vitalllka
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Polina Ponomarenko @iampolchik
Top – vintage Tights – vintage Sunglasses – Asos design
Bodysuit – Intimissimi Shoes – @diorarim.ru Accessories – vu__art; Marfin Jewelry
Bodysuit – Intimissimi Shoes – @diorarim.ru Accessories – vu__art; Marfin Jewelry
Blazer – custom Bermuda shorts – Mango Belt – custom Accessories – vu__art Marfin Jewelry Gloves – custom Shoes – vintage Socks – vintage
„Gardenia – a flower that symbolizes purity and gentleness“. A spring/summer editorial set in rural Cheshire, North West England. Cheshire is a county of countryside, known for its rural villages.
Makeup Artist: Phoebe Stronach @phoebestronach
Stylist: Taheed Khan @itstaheedk
Hair Stylist: Ashley Jones @ashleyjordanj
Photographer: Narita Savoor @naritasavoorphoto
Dress Vintage Shoes Minelli Scarf and Tights Stylist’s own
Shirt Zara Trousers & Other Stories Suitcase Vintage; Jacket Sister Jane Shirt Vince Flares Heartbreak Scarf and Suitcase Vintage Socks Miss Sixty Shoes Reformation
Dress Vintage Hat Janessa Leone Tights Stylist’s own Socks Miss Sixty; Dress Vintage
Dress Vintage Jacket Sister Jane Hat Janessa Leone; Top Sister Jane Blouse Vintage Hat Janessa Leone Black scarf (wrapped around face) Lescarf Headband Roseings London Gold chain Orelia
Text – Irina Rusinovich @irinarusinovich
Creative director and Fashion stylist – Miguel Maldonado @miguelmaldonadostylist www.miguelmaldonado.net
Model: Yang Ge @yangge_
Photographer – Dusia Sobol @dusiasobol https://dusiasobol.com
Make-up and hairstyling – Nadia Kosh @nadiakosh www.nadiakosh.com
Yang Ge was born on September 7, 1988 in Beijing, China. At the age of 20, she came to Moscow for the first time; 10 years later, she became probably the best-known Chinese actress, singer, and director in Russia. In 2014, she graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography (also known as VGIK), Sergei Solovyev Workshop, with a Drama Degree in hand.
Since 2011, Yang Ge has starred in a number of successful Russian TV shows and films, including but not limited to ‘Flight Crew’, ‘Matilda’, ‘The Conquest of Siberia’.
Since 2013, she has been a part of the Gogol Center theater, founded by the famous Russian stage and film director Kirill Serebrennikov. For personal reasons and just for work, Yang Ge is a frequent visitor to Berlin: e.g. the actress is involved in ‘Decameron’, a play jointly produced by the Deutsches Theater and the Moscow-based Gogol Center.
I took the chance to meet the actress in person and asked her a few questions, primarily about her background and her understanding of what is key to success.
Where are you from? How does your place of origin affect your work?
Originally, I came from Beijing, China. However, I have been living in Russia since I moved there at twenty. My Chinese origin has both affected me and my work, all thanks to the rich culture of China and its traditions. Whenever I travel around the globe, I feel very special because I can always perform or do something like nobody else can. For instance, there are tiny movements in traditional Chinese dance that I usually include in my part in contemporary dance. In addition, a very typical feature of the Chinese people, which is hard work, fits me as well. All the success I have achieved so far in my career I owe to my 24/7 performance.
When did you realize you wanted to become an actress?
It was a very funny story. When I turned 20, I came to Russia for the first time, to a small town near Tula. Initially, I meant to study languages, become a translator, and work for the Chinese government. So I was moving toward that during my first year of studies. That year, I met many people from different countries who asked me if I wanted to be a translator, if it was my dream…
After I got confronted with the same question over and over again, I felt a need to ask myself who I actually wanted to be. It’s a tough question for a twenty-year-old girl without any life experience whatsoever, isn’t it?
I wrote down everything that crossed my mind at that point, then removed the most unrealistic options — it was just the word actress that stayed! Here I would like to mention a quote: ‘Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but more difficult to regret’.
Since that date, I have never looked back. I graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK, for short), with a degree in Drama eight years ago.
What message would you like to pass on to your fans?
The first and foremost message to my fans would be: before you make any decision, try asking yourself whether you will regret not doing it or not. If you think you will regret it, then just do it!
The second message I would like to get across is what my mom always told me: before you embark on something great, learn to be a decent human being first.
And the third message is to have no fear. You don’t need to listen to the opinions of others because they will never care about you as much as you do.
What techniques do you use to create a believable character on stage?
I always strive to base my stage characters on real-life people who I observe and examine a lot. It’s interesting to see how someone’s posture or gesture shows their emotional state. You know, being an actor, you really need to communicate with people and learn from them.
What do you like most about acting?
Every time I get a part, I learn something new! As an actor, you can live a few different lives in a row, playing a teenager or an old lady, for instance.
What is your source of inspiration?
It’s food. When I eat, I’m always in a good mood; thus, I gain power and energy to do things. That’s a very simple philosophy.
Please describe your creative process from start to finish. How do you stay motivated, for example, while blogging on Instagram?
You should really love what you do; otherwise, it won’t make sense. All that will be just counterproductive.
How do you deal with viewers who dislike your content?
I don’t care about their opinion because I don’t make my videos for them. Again, it’s about being decent, about respecting others and being respected in return.
Which of your video blogs has the highest viewership, and why do you think it’s so?
I guess it’s Osa & Osel on TikTok, because it’s funny! Humor is what unites people. Age, race, the industry you work in don’t matter as much, but it’s having a good laugh that really matters!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In Hollywood! I am working towards this goal right now. And I promise I will take all my chances and I will do my best!
As for my family, I wish them to stay healthy and happy. Dear Purplehaze readers, please have no regrets and stay healthy and happy too!
Designers: Giuseppe Tella @giuseppetelladesign www.giuseppetella.com Anastasia Bogonos @anastasiabogonos www.anastasiabogonos.com Victoria Geiser @victoria.geiser www.victoria-geiser.com Laura Gerte @laura_gerte https://lauragerte.com DAMUR @damurfashion https://damur.fashion
Photo BART PAJAK @bartpajak
Fashion ARINA ORLOVA @arinaorlovastylist
Makeup BRYANNA ANGEL @bryanna_angel_mua
Models REX & CHEIKH @sheckeastt @rexadams_
MA 777 CASTING MANAGEMENT @777castingmanagement
Top & Trousers RHEA SONAWANE Corset SATION (from HUNDRED SHOWROOM) Boots JIL SANDER; Top RHEA SONAWANE Trousers SAINT LAURENT Sandals CALVIN KLEIN Dress RHEA SONAWANE Kimono MOLINI LONDON Boots HUNTER
Jumper GUESS; Corset AYLAFAYE STUDIOS Shorts SATION (from HUNDRED SHOWROOM) Boots JIL SANDER
Jumper GUESS Trousers SAINT LAURENT Sandals CALVIN KLEIN Top & Trousers RHEA SONAWANE Corset SATION (from HUNDRED SHOWROOM) Boots JIL SANDER
Top & Skirt RHEA SONAWANE
Top & Skirt RHEA SONAWANE; Top & Trousers RHEA SONAWANE Corset SATION (from HUNDRED SHOWROOM) Boots JIL SANDER
Top & Skirt RHEA SONAWANE
Vest 66 NORTH Trousers RHEA SONAWANE Sandals PUMA
Photographer: Marat Mukhonkin @mukhonkin_pro
Models: Natasha Stepanova @twainmanagement, Aleksandra Akhremenko @aleksandra_akhremenko from @vprojectmodels, Oleksiy Kolbey @oaolexiy, Rodion Degtyarev @rodio_d
Stylist: Natasha Novikova @natanovi
Style assistant: Oxana Liventsova @oxanaliv
MUAH: Janna Dzukaeva @jdmakeup__
MUAH assistant: Natalia Galunina @promakeup_natali
Oleksiy wears sweater MARM by @marm_jerseys, roses F2R by @f2r.official
Oleksiy wears body jumpsuit NO BORDERS by @noborders.shop, crinoline OLEKSIY KOLBEY by @oaolexiy, boots SYRO by @shopsyro, roses F2R by @f2r.official • Aleksandra wears body NO BORDERS by @noborders.shop, tights CALZEDONIA by @calzedonia, sandals DOLCE&GABBANA by @dolcegabanna; Oleksiy wears sweater MARM by @marm_jerseys, roses F2R by @f2r.official
Rodion wears sweater MARM @marm_jerseys, hat F2R by @f2r.official; Oleksiy and Rodion wear sweater MARM by @marm_jerseys, brooch F2R by @f2r.official
Oleksiy wears long-sleeve top MONKI by @monki, trousers ZARA by @zara, boot JIALUOWEI by @jialuowei, gloves and sword belt stylist’s own, mask BAMBOLO by @ru_bambolo • Natasha wears dress TALI RUTMAN by @tali_rutman_studio, tights CALZEDONIA by @calzedonia, sandals ZARA by @zara, all jewelry ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry • Rodion wears chain mail OLEKSIY KOLBEY by @oaolexiy, trousers ZARA by @zara, cap stylist’s own, gloves LABBRA by @labbra_shop, boots BUNKER, choker F2R by @f2r.official; Oleksiy wears body jumpsuit NO BORDERS by @noborders.shop, crinoline OLEKSIY KOLBEY by @oaolexiy, roses F2R by @f2r.official
Natasha wears dress TALI RUTMAN by @tali_rutman_studio, all jewelry ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry; Oleksiy wears top DIONIS, skirt ISABEL GARCIA by @isabelgarciarussia_official, brooch F2R by @f2r.official, cap, gloves and chain stylist’s own, shoes ZARA by @zara, socks H&M by @hm • Rodion wears top DIONIS, skirt ISABEL GARCIA by @isabelgarciarussia_official, brooch F2R by @f2r.official, hat NAF NAF @nafnaf, belt and chain stylist’s own
Oleksiy wears dress GIAMBATTISTA VALLI by @giambattistavalliparis, all jewelry ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry • Natasha wears dress DIVERSE by @diverseshop, all jewelry ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry
Alexandra wears dress TALI RUTMAN by @tali_rutman_studio, earrings ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry; Oleksiy wears long-sleeve top MONKI by @monki, trousers ZARA by @zara, boot JIALUOWEI by @jialuowei, gloves and sword belt stylist’s own, mask BAMBOLO by @ru_bambolo • Aleksandra wears kimono ELENA SUPRUN by @elena_souproun, corset AGENT PROVOCATEUR by @agentprovocateur, shorts NO BORDERS by @noborders.shop, tights CALZEDONIA by @calzedonia, sandals DOLCE&GABBANA by @dolcegabanna, all jewelry ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry • Rodion wears chain mail OLEKSIY KOLBEY by @oaolexiy, trousers ZARA by @zara, cap stylist’s own, gloves LABBRA by @labbra_shop, choker F2R by @f2r.official • Natasha wears dress TALI RUTMAN by @tali_rutman_studio, tights CALZEDONIA by @calzedonia, all jewelry ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry
Aleksandra wears velvet suit ELENA SUPRUN by @elena_souproun, necklace ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry, earrings stylist’s own; Oleksiy wears dress GIAMBATTISTA VALLI by @giambattistavalliparis, earrings ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry • Natasha wears dress DIVERSE by @diverseshop, sandals GIUSEPPEZANOTTI @giuseppezanotti, all jewelry ARDECO JEWELRY by @ardeco_jewelry
Natasha wears all clothes NO BORDERS by @noborders.shop, @necklace stylist’s own • Rodion wears penuar NO BORDERS by @noborders.shop, trousers ZARA by @zara, belt GIORGIO ARMANI @giorgioarmani
Makeup Artist: Canberra Wicki @canberrawicki.mua
Photographer: Carlo Carbonetti & Edoardo Girardin @carlo_carbonetti;
Model: Sara Pannetto @sara_pannetto
Stylist: Nadia Peana @imnadia.dv
Blazer bianco in Satin STYLIST’S OWN; pantaloni in organza rosa CUSTOMIZED BY STYLIST; mules in pelle color avorio ZARA
Total look STYLIST’S OWN; Top rosa in pizzo ZARA; blazer bianco in satin STYLIST’S OWN; pantaloni in organza rosa CUSTOMIZED BY STYLIST
Top bianco monospalla ZARA; vestito arancione DESIGNER AURORA MAZZI @madrediva @aurym_; foulard in organza azzurro STYLIST’S OWN; manica trasparente CUSTOMIZED BY STYLIST;
Top velato rosa con strass e completo in satin ZARA; Mary Jane, tulle bianco e accessori STYLIST’S OWN
Gonna lunga con paillettes argento e piuma rossa CUSTOMIZED BY STYLIST; Pantaloni da completo HUMANA VINTAGE; Tabi MM6 MAISON MARGIELA; manica e copricapo nero in tulle CUSTOMIZED BY STYLIST; anello ZARA
Top verde con strisce in pelle bianca CUSTOMIZED BY STYLIST; gonna in pelle rossa STYLIST’S OWN; Tabi MM6 Maison Margiela; guanti in pelle nera STYLIST’S OWN; catena argento sottile STYLIST’S OWN;
Top nero velato ZARA; corsetto in pelle CUSTOMIZED BY STYLIST; pantaloni pitonati in pelle ZARA; stivali con zeppa ZARA; Top verde con strisce in pelle bianca CUSTOMIZED BY STYLIST; gonna in pelle rossa STYLIST’S OWN; Tabi MM6 Maison Margiela; guanti in pelle nera STYLIST’S OWN; catena argento sottile STYLIST’S OWN; bastone in legno e argento VINTAGE