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Some information from MyNameIs on tFS, with a translation of her latest interview. She seems to be in a good place in her life and with a good support system – she is also very brave to talk candidly about her depression, it shows that anyone can have these feelings, it does not discriminate.

First, she reportedly shot for covers of both Ukrainian and Russian Harper’s Bazzar September issue.

Second, she gave an interview to a Ukrainian publication and apparently, she’s planning on getting married. She gave an interview to

On Dream.

I dreamed to be a model since I was a child and participated in [beauty] competitions. However, at 15, after having returned from an unseccessful modeling trip from Japan, despite an invitation from the Elite modeling agency, whose booker came specifically to Kyiv, I decided to put an end to this career. And only a couple years later, when I was invited to work with a New York agency DNA, whose models included Linda Evangelista and Natalia Vodianova, I changed my mind, and decided that even if my modeling career doesn’t work out, at least I’ll get to see New York.

On Passport and Steven Meisel
At 18, I came to New York with a visa for 3 months. First two months I spent running around doing test shoots and wanted to give up and return home, but realized that I had lost my passport. While I was getting my passport papers in order, I was invited to a casting by the Steven Meisel assistant who took a liking to me. After I got a stamp of approval from Meisel, I did campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana and Prada. Without a doubt Steven played the biggest role in my career, I owe my success to him.

On Relationship with Oleksander Onishchenko
In my life I had a five and a half year relationship which I hadn’t been able to get over for a really long time – everything ended so suddenly. Then I dated O. Onishchenko for a year. It wasn’t a PR, we really were dating and he helped me a lot. There was I period when I had depression and Oleksander tried to lift me up, entertained me. We remain good friends.

On Favorite Dishes
I don’t diet, eat whenever I want and whatever I want. If time allows, I go to gym where I work with a personal trainer. My favorite dishes are Risotto at Parisian L’Avenue and our waffle cake with condensed milk.

On Personal Style
I like jackets, jeans, t-shirts – that’s my style and I think it will remain my style for many years to come. I also really like dresses from Emilio Pucci and Balmain, clothes from Isabel Marant and Gucci. But I feel most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt.

People say I go clubbing a lot, but that’s not true. In seven years abroad, I’ve been to clubs only a handful of times.

On Beauty Secrets
I have allergies from makeup. Therefore, my main rule – take with me to shoots and runway shows, my allergy medicine. And in order to always look good, gotta have plenty of sleep.

On Meeting [current boyfriend] and Wedding
Nikolai and I hung out in same circles but never actually met each other. One time I was sitting with my girlfriends at a restaurant Ikra and Nikolai set at the next table. He was starring at me that I got uncomfortable and left. While I was driving, my phone rang – it was he. Nikolai asked me out on a date. I said yes. The funniest part, I was about 40 minutes late to the date, I was sitting in my car and I couldn’t decide whether to go in or not. In the end, we had a good time but there was no spark. We went our separate ways. We met again some time later and realized that we didn’t want to live without each other. We’ve been together 10 months now and are thinking about getting married. However, I don’t want any celebrations, I don’t like big weddings. I just want to get a marriage license.


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Mini Interview

Via MyNameIs at tFS

New mini-interview with Snejana from the recent MEGA EXCLUSIVE restaurant opening in Kyiv.

“I fly to Paris every week for work, planning to move there. Already found an apartment.”

“I was at this restaurant a week ago. It was doing a practice run then. The owners are my good friends. It has a good kitchen. I love Ukrainian dishes the most. My mom makes excellent “okroshka” (not sure how it’d be in English) and crapes. And the potatoes she makes, can’t even tell you how good they are. When I’m out at a restaurant, I like simple dishes. Don’t like to order exotic dishes. I drink mostly water and juice, sometimes mojito. Depends on my mood, whether I get [a mojito] with or without alcohol.”

She also wants to start a charity fund to fight against drug addiction.
“We’ll start it in Ukraine and then go international. I also have a couple TV projects that I’m working on. I don’t want to be the hostess, will try being a producer-director instead. It’s going to be some type of a talk-show about models. We don’t have anything like that in Ukraine.”

She refused to talk about her relationship with Onishchenko.

You can read the story in Russian here.

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Something for the weekend…3

Snejana & Fashion TV Model Talk during Milan Fashion Week F/W 10.11

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Quick Questionnaire with Snejana

Snejana answered some quick questions for about her favourite things.

Одна из десяти самых успешных моделей мира Снежана Онопка проводит жизнь, курсируя между столицами мировой моды. Неудивительно, что ее любимый город – Париж, любимая вечеринка состоялась в Милане, а за шопингом она летит через Атлантику.

общалась: Илона Матишинец

Любимое место под солнцем: Сейшелы, потому что там самый красивый белый песок и океан.

Любимое место на Земле: Париж. Хоть и звучит банально, но это мой самый любимый город. В нем я чувствую себя, как дома.

Лучшая вечеринка в жизни: День рождения Доменико Дольче, который он отмечал в Милане. Там было очень весело, очень много знаменитостей.

Место и время для шопинга: Нью-Йорк – лучшее место для шопинга, причем в любое время

Три обязательных условия, чтобы вечеринка удалась: Хорошая компания, алкоголь и вкусная еда.

Ради чего вы готовы лететь больше 10 часов: Ради съемки со Стивеном Мейзелом.

Где все еще мечтаете побывать: Мечтаю побывать в Бразилии. Я в детстве часто смотрела бразильские сериалы с мамой и бабушкой, и вот из-за этих воспоминаний мне хочется посмотреть Бразилию вживую.

От какого угощения не откажете себе даже на очень поздней вечеринке: Не смогу отказаться от тортика со сгущенным молоком.

Всегда соблюдаете dress code: Нет, не соблюдаю никогда.

Вещь, без которой в самолете не жить… В самолете обычно сплю. Для этого мне даже не нужны никакие ухищрения вроде повязки на глаза и берушей. Поэтому обязательно беру с собой только любимую мягкую игрушку – бурундучка.

Как спастись на утро после угарной party: Я стараюсь так не гулять, чтобы на утро приходилось себя спасать.

One of the ten most successful models of the world Snezana Onopko spends her life as she shuttles between the capitals of world fashion. Not surprisingly, her favorite city – Paris, a favorite party was held in Milan, but for shopping, she flies across the Atlantic.

communicate: Ilona Matishinets

Favorite place in the sun: the Seychelles, because there is the most beautiful white sand and ocean.

Favorite place on Earth: Paris. Though it sounds trite, but this is my favorite city. In it, I feel like at home.

Best party in life: birthday Domenico Dolce, which he celebrated in Milan. There was a lot of fun, a lot of celebrities.

Place and time for shopping: New York – the best place for shopping, and at any time

Three obligatory conditions for a successful party: good company, alcohol and good food.

For what you are willing to fly more than 10 hours: For the sake of shooting with Steven Meisel.

Where I still wish to visit: I dream to visit Brazil. As a child I often watched Brazilian soap operas with my mother and grandmother, and now because of these memories I want to see Brazil live.

From a feast not deny yourself even on very late at a party: I could not refuse Tortika with condensed milk.

Always observe the dress code: No, never observed.

The thing without which the plane did not live … on the plane I am usually asleep. To do this, I do not even need any tricks like a blindfold and earplugs. So make sure to take with them only favorite stuffed toy – burunduchka.

How to save yourself after a crazy party? I try not to attend such parties in order not to save myself in the morning.


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Video Interview from Andre Tan (Updated)

Thank you so much to wonderful Regina who took the time to e-mail me with a translation of this interview!

– Snejana, today is the first show, and this is the show of Andre Tan. Have you come here because he is
your friend or there is another reason?

– First of all he is my friend and of course I’m certainly interested in what he has prepared.I’d like to
have a look.
– Did you buy anything from his collections or, probably, you got his things as a present?
– You know, I’ve got a lot of his things. By the way I ordered a lot especially for the last time, and I
can say that I love everything he sewed for me.
– You took part in a plenty of fashion shows in Europe (I suppose he means f\w 10\11). Which of them were
the most memorable for you?
– I always like shows in Milan. Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana are certainly my favourite designers.
– Which brands are you going to prefer this season?
– You know the season has just started yet. We’ll see..I’m just looking forward for my Dior cosmetics,
that is going to appear at any moment. Also I’m still having a contract with Gucci..We’ll see.
– Did ukranian designers offer you to become the official representative of their brands? Or that’s too
expensive for them?
– I got such offers many times, but I have managers and that’s why I can’t make  decisions by myself.
Besides that is a very difficult process as all of my managers are english-speaking.
– You’re all alone today, without Pan (Mr)Onichenko.
– Yes, I am..
– What’s the reason?
– The reason is that we separated, that is why I don’t think that we should attend such events together.
– You know he is there.Have you met today?
– I haven’t seen him. No.
– What about your relationships? Do you meet, talk?
– He is certainly a very good man. But  force of circumstances compelled us not to associate.
Thank you Regina! 😀

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Andre Tan F/W 10.11

Snejana attended Andre Tan’s F/W 10.11 show at Ukraine Fashion Week – will update with more pics if they become available.

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You can see a small video interview Snejana did at the show here .

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Show Me

Numéro Korea no. 17, December 2009
Photograhed by Mariano Vivanco
Styled by Charles Varenne
Model : Snejana Onopka


HQ Cover

Preview & Interview (anyone who can translate, please email !

Source | scanned by skalty at tFS!


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