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October 2013 - Houston

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Saunders, Mary Katrantzou, Stella McCartney and Giles. Vika Gazinskaya (Russian designer), Mary Katrantzou, Yasmin Sewell (it-girl fashion consultant).  MUST-HAVES. Valentino white or blue coat with embroidered collar, Céline chunky sweater, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons jacket or jeans, Lublu Kira Plastinina black puffy skirt (the one I wore to her opening in Dallas) and military boots from Saint Laurent. ANY REGRETS CURRENTLY HANGING IN YOUR CLOSET? Not really! I have an emotional attachment to each and every piece.  HABIT YOU JUST CAN'T BREAK. I would say twisting my hair around my fingers, but my better half would say excessive Instagramming. WE WERE AMONGST QUITE A COTERIE OF FELLOW FASHION FOLLOWERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT KIRA PLASTININA'S BOUTIQUE OPENING … WHO DO YOU PAL AROUND WITH IN INTERNATIONAL CITIES? Chanel jacket and skirt, shoes from Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Top and pants from The Row, Céline oxfords and We are the Sun sunglasses I know a lot of lovely people, but I have a few girls I'm quite close with. I'm very close friends and work with Miroslava Duma, and some of my great gal friends are Claire Distenfeld (she owns Fivestory in NYC), Rosie Assoulin (a new designer in New York), Hannah Bronfman (NYC it-girl), Lily Kwong (Vogue it-girl and cousin of designer Joseph Altuzarra), Veronica Chou (president of Iconix China), Noor Fares (jewelry designer), Erdem dress and Dior heels Peter Pilotto dress, Christian Louboutin heels and Natasha Zinko earrings Céline oxfords Jonathan Saunders dress Dior Wu and shoes, Jason coatpython jacket, Sue by Kira Plastinina LubluGragg earrings skirt and Louis Vuitton boots TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT BURO24/7. My business partner, Miroslava Duma, started it in Russia two years ago. I am running the U.S. and U.K. business development, and we are in talks about partnering on a few Buro projects. Buro has gained international traction and has 40,000 unique visitors a day. Digital was not widely spread in Russia, and today basically everyone in the editorial world begins their day by reading the news from computer screens. Miroslava has done a tremendous job with the site, considering it was a very new news source for Russia. And, today there are four licensed versions in the Middle East, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Croatia … even an English version! She and I share a vision for the future of digital. FAVORITE PROCRASTINATION ACTIVITY. Besides Instagram, I'm obsessed with playing backgammon on my phone.  TIPS FOR ATTRACTING STREETSTYLE PHOTO COVERAGE. Be yourself, and don't forget to smile. BEHAVIOR YOU'VE BLAMED ON THAT EXTRA GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE. I get very sleepy. It's quite embarrassing.  FEAR FACTOR. I am scared of heights, so standing at the edge of a high cliff would certainly give me an uneasy feeling. BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WERE EVER GIVEN. The biggest risk in life is not taking one. I definitely appreciate life and try to live it to the fullest.  FAVORITE DALLAS HAUNTS. For lunch, Mercat Bistro, Rise and T Room. For dinner, Nobu, Le Bilboquet and Hillstone. For shopping, Grange Hall, Forty Five Ten, the new Lublu store by my dear friend Kira Plastinina, and I love Neiman Marcus for their shoe selection. For nails, Pampered Soles. For a spa experience, The Ritz. LAST VACATION. Boat trip around the South of France and Sardinia. FAVORITE SPACE IN YOUR HOUSE. My bedroom.  WHAT GETS YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR. Right now, it's the "Get Lucky" remix by Daft Punk.  " MIROSLAVA HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB WITH THE SITE, CONSIDERING IT WAS A VERY NEW NEWS SOURCE FOR RUSSIA. AND, TODAY THERE ARE FOUR LICENSED VERSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, KAZAKSTAN, Chanel jacket and skirt, shoes from Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière UKRAINE, CROATIA … EVEN AN ENGLISH VERSION! SHE AND I SHARE A Where the magic happens VISION FOR THE FUTURE " OF DIGITAL. OCTOBER | PAGE 37 | 2013

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