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Agency Update

Another move! Snejana is now represented by Silent in New York, as well as in Paris. Models.com also reports that she is represented in Copenhagen by 2pm, in Hamburg by Modelwerk, as well as Traffic in Barcelona. She remains with Women agency in Milan, Silent has no office there.

For me, this is a very positive change. You can read more about Silent’s approach here

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Snejana for Pucci

This image was unveiled on Pucci’s facebook  yesterday. Most likely a look book, so hopefully there will be more to post soon!

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Silent agency interview with models.com

I’m reposting some sections of an interview conducted by models.com with Eric Dubois and Vincent Peter of Silent in NY & Paris. Since Silent now represents Snejana in Paris, I thought it was particularly interesting to look at how her work might be managed there.

OTM. What do you plan to introduce to the New York market that is new for clients here?
S: Our vision.  By taking only a select number of models, we can then focus our energies on planning their careers and choosing the best work for them.  There are many large agencies out there where even extraordinary girls can get lost.  Once we make a decision about a model, we put all of our creative energy and resources behind her.

Beyond being simply another “boutique” agency, we view ourselves as curators.  To earn and maintain our clients’ respect, we realize the importance of being selective and careful about the models we introduce to our clients.  We think very hard about matching our clients’ needs with our models and the work that they have done. We are never afraid to tell a client when a model isn’t ready to be seen or if we don’t have a model that is right for their campaign.  This has helped us to earn our clients’ trust and respect. As our name implies, we like to remain quiet about our work, allowing the success of our models to speak on our behalf.  Our models have rewarded us with great loyalty over the years.  This comes from the intense focus we apply to each model we represent and the discipline we bring in balancing editorial work with advertising campaigns and money jobs.

OTM: . Do you feel that the market is flooded with too many new girls? How do you plan to address this issue at Silent?
S: Yes, we think there are too many girls.  At Silent, we care less about the number of new girls we represent than about how far we can take the careers of each of the models we manage.

OTM: What represents an ideal career path in your mind for a model at Silent?
S: When a model makes money yet continues to take quality steps each year in advancing her career.

OTM. Do you think the age of the super-star model can ever return?
S: Absolutely and this is why we focus on developing a small number of girls and their careers very carefully.  In recent years, we have seen celebrities taking some market share away from the modeling world. A supermodel, at the end of the day, is a very unique person and obviously such models are very rare and hard to find… they’re the “special ones.” We think that as “moving images” and video become more integrated into advertising, that having chosen the right models from the very start will help us position them to become the next class of “super-models.”

OTM. What would be the perfect achievement for Silent, say a year from now?
S: The best achievement for us would be for us to have every model we represent be successful, happy and proud!

You can read the rest of the interview here

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Feedback

I’ve been working on this blog since February 2009, but some recent comments prompted me to write this post and ask for your feedback. Is there anything I can improve on, any features I can add or anything you’d like to see more of? (I wish I had awesome new stuff to post everyday but it’s not always possible!)

Some examples –

  • Transitioning to a proper website with gallery instead of a blog format / proper website whilst keeping the blog as well?
  • Facebook fan page, or is a blog just as accessible?
  • More old pictures, for example runway recaps from past seasons?
  • More or less focus on personal life?
  • More interaction e.g. guestbook

You can leave a comment on this post, contact me on twitter if you’re a follower or e-mail me at snejanaonopkablog@gmail.com with any suggestions and I’ll take them into consideration.

Thanks in advance, and thank you to all my readers 🙂

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Secret Wedding?

Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Spring 2006 | style.com

Segodnya reports that Snejana and Alexander have married and are on their honeymoon.

Тайная свадьба Онищенко и Онопко

Топ-модель очень хотела штамп в паспорте

Мы сообщали о том, что одна из самых обсуждаемых VIP-парочек — 38-летний бизнесмен Александр Онищенко (миллионер, возглавляет Федерацию конного спорта Украины) и 23-летняя топ-модель Снежана Онопко (любимица Карла
Лагерфельда), собирались пожениться 11 декабря в центральном рагсе Киева, но перенесли свою свадьбу. И это при том, что заявление уже давно было подано, цветы, а также обручальные кольца, куплены. Временем «Икс» обозначили 18 декабря. Когда же мы дозвонились им в этот день, то выяснилось, что пара… тайком расписалась и уже уехала в свадебное путешествие. «Мы не хотим привлекать к себе внимание, можем лишь сказать, что вернемся в Украину совсем скоро».
Незадолго до свадьбы Снежана побывала в Америке якобы для новогодней фотосессии, но теперь уже многие уверены, что это была лишь маскировка, и что на самом деле Онопко ездила за подвенечным платьем (первоначально его должен был шить модельер Андре Тан). Молодожены «бра чевались» в таком «тумане» таинственности, что не оповестили о свадьбе многих своих хороших знакомых. Перенос свадьбы объясняется тем, что бизнесмен и модель не так давно вместе. «Понимаете, для Снежаны очень важен был этот штамп, а Саша не хотел бы так торопить события, хотя, безусловно, влюблен в нее», — рассказали нам люди из окружения пары. Из-за этого разногласия на светских мероприятиях парочка некоторое время появлялась порознь, хотя до этого они всегда и везде ходили вместе «под ручку». Но, видимо, недаром говорят: «Милые бранятся — только тешатся».
Арина Сорока

Secret wedding Onishchenko and Onopko
Top model very much like a stamp in the passport

We reported that one of the most talked-VIP-couples – 38-year-old businessman Alexander Onishchenko (millionaire, headed Equestrian Federation of Ukraine) and 23-year-old top model Snejana Onopko (favorite of Charles
Lagerfeld), going to get married on December 11 in the central Farce of Kiev, but postponed his wedding. And this despite the fact that the statement has long been filed, flowers, and wedding rings bought. The time of “X” marked the 18 December. When we phoned them to this day, it became clear that the pair … secretly signed and had already left on their honeymoon. “We do not want to attract attention, we can only say that the return to Ukraine very soon.
Shortly before the wedding, Snezana went to America, ostensibly to Christmas photo shoot, but now many believe that this was only a disguise, and that in fact Onopko went for a wedding dress (originally it was supposed to sew fashion designer Andre Tan). Newlyweds “brachevalis” in a “fog” of mystery that is not notified about the wedding of his many good friends. Transferring the wedding because the businessman and the model is not so long together. “You know, for Snjezana very important was this stamp, and Sasha did not want to rush things because, although, of course, in love with her”, – told us people from the surrounding vapor. Because of this disagreement on secular activities a couple for some time appeared separately, although before that they always and everywhere go together “hand in hand. But, apparently, that’s why they say: “Dear curse – is upset.”

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Happy Birthday Snejana!

Happy Birthday Snejana!

Wish you all the best for a happy and successful year 🙂

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Wedding Postponed

From http://www.segodnya.ua

“To do the show in all of Ukraine, businessman Alexander Onishchenko changed the day painting.

One of the most talked-VIP-couples – 38-year-old businessman Alexander Onishchenko, and 23-year-old top model Snejana Onopko, which, as we reported, we were going to get married on December 11 in central Kiev Farce – that is, today, postponed his wedding. Besides, that statement has long been cast as the proper and bought clothes for the bride and groom, and wedding rings …

Friends of lovers, who did not want to call their names, confessed to us that between Alexander, who heads the Equestrian Federation of Ukraine, and a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld Snezhana just before the painting came a serious quarrel. Again on the painting so quickly, because the businessman and the model is not so long together. “You know, for Snjezana very important this stamp, and Sasha would not want to rush things because, although, of course, in love with her”, – have told us. Not surprisingly, one of the most recent high-profile events, “Miss Ukraine-Universe-2010” Onishchenko appeared not in the company of his beloved, and the actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (Alexander will sponsor the new project, the Hollywood star – the movie “The Tower”) and her friend — regionalkoy Irina Berezhnoy. While the last couple of months for all secular hangouts – whether fashion shows or charity auction – went hand in hand with only the future spouses.

We caught up with her fiance, who confirmed to us that the wedding is really delayed. “You have declared the entire country, that I perestuplyu threshold registry office on December 11, here I am because of you specifically and changed the date – we explained Alexander. – I do not want to arrange a personal event such a show over the country. Snezhana everything is in order, the wedding will be, but the date now will not tell anyone! ”

Arina Shevchenko

Будущий супруг Снежаны Онопко перенес свадьбу

Чтобы не делать шоу на всю Украину, бизнесмен Александр Онищенко изменил день росписи.

Почти молодожены. Дату свадьбы теперь держат в секрете

Одна из самых обсуждаемых VIP-парочек — 38-летний бизнесмен Александр Онищенко и 23-летняя топ-модель Снежана Онопко, которые, как мы сообщали, собирались пожениться 11 декабря в центральном рагсе Киева — то есть уже сегодня, перенесли свою свадьбу. Притом, что заявление уже давно было подано, как собственно и куплены наряды для жениха и невесты, а также обручальные кольца…

Друзья влюбленных, которые не захотели называть свои имена, признались нам, что между Александром, который возглавляет Федерацию конного спорта Украины, и любимицей Карла Лагерфельда Снежаной буквально накануне росписи вышла серьезная размолвка. Опять же по поводу столь быстрой росписи, ведь бизнесмен и модель не так давно вместе. «Понимаете, для Снежаны очень важен этот штамп, а Саша не хотел бы так торопить события, хотя, безусловно, влюблен в нее», — рассказали нам. Неудивительно, что на одной из последних громких событий «Мисс Украина-Вселенная-2010» Онищенко появился не в компании своей возлюбленной, а с актером Жан-Клодом Ван Даммом (Александр выступит спонсором нового проекта голливудской звезды — фильма «Башня») и подругой — регионалкой Ириной Бережной. Хотя последние пару месяцев на всех светских тусовках — будь-то показы мод или благотворительный аукцион — ходил под ручку исключительно с будущей супругой.

Мы связались и с женихом, который подтвердил нам, что свадьба и вправду откладывается. «Вы же объявили на всю страну, что я переступлю порог загса 11 декабря, вот я из-за вас специально и поменял дату, — объяснил нам Александр. — Не хочу устраивать из столь личного события шоу на всю Украину. Со Снежаной у нас все в порядке, свадьба будет, но дату теперь никому не скажу!»

Арина Шевченко

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