ELLE Romania- CARRÉ OTIS, supermodel, writer, survivor

The supermodel, author and activist Carré Otis shares with the readers of ELLE Romania her efforts to create a #MeToo moment in the fashion industry, apparently glamorous, in reality filled with abuses, the results of lessons learnt from her tumultuous past. In her memoir “Beauty, Disrupted”, published in 2011, Carré describes the mistreatment and exploitation…

Q&A with Gabriela Oltean, part II: the experienced and established international model shows her range of talents, drive, intelligence, and eclectic knowledge outside the modeling world, whose stereotypes she defies

DS: How did you become interested in photography, and how did your interest evolve? GO: Photography was not an interest of mine early on, when the light was set for me, but then I would do a lot of touristic photography, and I brought a camera wherever I went. I did take a photography course…

ALEXANDRA NECHITA: Art and life on her own terms

World-acclaimed child prodigy artist Alexandra Nechita is now all grown-up and a mother, but her passion for her art work has not diminished a bit. Nechita welcomed me into her Beverly Hills home and studio, and shared with me, for Harper’s BAZAAR Romania magazine’s BAZAAR Art supplement, her latest work, projects, creative process, and her…

Enchanting model Florentina Frumosu talks about her international career, and hopes for the future, in a Rumours Magazine interview

International fashion model Florentina Frumosu opens up to me about her successful, but peripatetic modeling career, which began when she was only 16yo, and which took her all over Europe, and now to New York, which she calls home, and where she bravely shot in the scorching July heat for a majestic and breath-taking Rumours Magazine pictorial, styled and produced by me.

New facial spa brings exquisite skincare treatments to Garden City

Located in the picturesque Garden City, the Nassau County village with an idyllic mix of green areas, sumptuous homes, and a vibrant eating and shopping scene, Estetiquette is a facial spa opened by Alexandra Turcanu, a licensed esthetician who trained at Christine Valmy’s prestigious esthetics school. Just like Valmy herself, Turcanu hails from Romania, and,…

Q&A with Longines’ Charles Villoz

On June 5th, Swiss watchmaker Longines launched the new Conquest Classic women’s collection with five different dials designed to appeal to modern women who are looking for a watch that is at once refined, sleek, feminine and sporty. The debut of these Conquest Classic models was the first official event held at The Shed, located…

FRANCK MULLER: Inauguration and Innovation

Luxury watchmaking maison Franck Muller recently unveiled two new buildings added to its Switzerland-based Watchland headquarters, along with its legendary Crazy Hours complications, this time dedicated to female wrists.