Alias: Rodolfo Bravat Genre: Tribal, Progressive and Electro House Management: Brazilian DJs Birthday: September, 20th
1. How long have you been a DJ already? DJ Rodolfo Bravat - Now, in 2010, I’ve completed four years as DJ. Since the beginning I put my back into the work and thanks to some friends and the public I quickly got my place and recognition in the scene.
2. What's the best thing about being a DJ? DJ Rodolfo Bravat - It's to make the crowd have a good time, a lot of fun, and to see the people really enjoying the party. I love the felling of a dance floor full of people dancing like the event being a huge celebration.
3. What influenced your music and style? DJ Rodolfo Bravat - My style is the result of hard study and research and of course, every DJ must have a good taste, feeling and vision. I do my own set as a unique experience every time. I believe a DJ can observe other DJs and learn but influence not in the sense of copying. - Originality is always appreciated.
4. If given a chance, to whom would you like to have a collaboration with? DJ Rodolfo Bravat - I'm happy to have great DJs often by my side and already played with the professionals I most admire. To play with any of the great DJs is always a pleasure and rewarding. - We just love the fact that you’re on your top of your game. :)
5.What equipment do you use? DJ Rodolfo Bravat - It may vary as it is supplied by the club but good equipment is essential. The club must be careful with this because bad equipment can ruin the DJ’s job.
6. What countries have you been to?(for work) DJ Rodolfo Bravat - Mexico and France. There are plans and big chances to play in others soon. It's good to see everything going so fine.
7. What was the best event you've been to? DJ Rodolfo Bravat - It's difficult to determine as there are many point of views to consider but I loved to play at GMusic Fest (Cidad del Mexico), Latin Hot Party (Cancun), EJoy (Florianopolis) and JukeBox (Rio de Janeiro). People can transform what seems to be a simple night into the most exciting party.
8.Who's your favorite DJ? DJ Rodolfo Bravat - I admire the DJs Tony Moran, Abel, Peter Rauhofer, Edgar/Oscar Velazquez, Micky Friedmann, among others. - Good set of choice! :)
9.What's your message to all those who aspire to be a DJ? DJ Rodolfo Bravat - Take the DJ career seriously, with dedication, not as just a hobby. Try to see how the routine of a DJ is, ask for some advices, before starting playing and don't try the dance floor until you have practiced a lot. - Very well said.
DJ Rodolfo Bravat, despite his high status in the business remains as grounded as he has always been. His success pretty much is the product of his great efforts in his unquestionably amazing sets. The energy he conveys to his crowd is just unbelievable that is why for a short period of time, he was able to establish his name not only locally but as well as overseas. We are and will always be proud that we were able to feature him in our humble blog. To DJ Rodolfo Bravat, we are very pleased to have you here and we hope that you may have a continuous career growth. Keep up the awesome work!
1. When and how did you start modelling? Eline - I started modelling when I was 16 years old, now I'm 22.
2. What’s the best thing about being a model? Eline – The best thing is that you wear the most beautiful clothes, you never usually wear.
3. How did modelling changed your life? Eline - No, it did not change anything. Maybe the boys think you're more interesting.
4. What countries have you been to?[for work] Eline – Only in the Netherlands.
5. What are the 3 projects/jobs you've done which you consider the best? Eline - InterCoiffure, for school Kuhn, from Switzerland. Coiffure Award for Ami Hairdressers, photographer Hans Mooijer, And the Coiffure Awards shoot voor XTRH Hairdressers, photographer Gilbert Duivesteijn.
6. Who’s your favourite model? Eline - Agyness Deyn, and also TWIGGY! - Who doesn’t adore them? They’re one of the best!
7. What’s your personal style when dressing up? Eline - Edgy. Underground scene. Skinny, some pair of sneakers and an oversized cardigan or hoodie. - Edgy style never dies! We just dig it!
8. What’s your best asset? Eline – It should be my eyes, I could kill people, only with my eyes! - We love your killer look!
9. What’s your message to those aspiring models? Eline - Have confidence, and be who you really are!
Eline is really a nice girl behind that edgy look. She has this strong character that builds her personality up and makes her not the typical girly model we see on print. We love how she answered all the questions spontaneously and how warm she was the whole time. We know she will succeed in her career if she continues her hard work. To Eline, we will always support you and thank you for letting us interview you.
Height: 1.88cm (6.2) Nationality: Hungarian Hometown: Budapest Birthday: 18.06.1991
1. When and how did you start modelling? Domi - I started modelling around 1 year ago, when I applied to an agency in my country which picked me up and started to promote me abroad, so it was the first step.
2. What’s the best thing about being a model? Domi - In my opinion, there are many BEST things firstly, you have opportunity to travel around the world; meet many creative, super people; if you are young, you can learn how you take care of yourself far away from home, there are always different challenges; and if we are honest, you can earn lot of money. - It always pays to be honest!
3. What differs modelling from other careers? Domi - First of all there is no fix payment, you always have to be groomed and fit, and every day is a struggle for the better and better jobs, because you never know what will happen. You don’t have fixed timetable nor, there are many unexpected affairs. One hand it’s very hard job, for all that everybody thinks it’s very easy, because you have to run around the city from the early morning till the end of the day, on the other hand it’s very comfortable, there is always somebody who can help you if you need them, I mean the agency or the assistants when you work.
4. What countries have you been to? [for work] Domi - I’m a new face in the industry, but I was in Romania and twice in Milan for Fashion Week…in June I’ll finish school and then I’m going to Paris and maybe to Asia too. - We’ll wait for you here! :)
5. What are the 3 projects/jobs you've done which you consider the best? Domi - I have done Gazzarrini show on Milan Fashion Week, Bally presentation, Bally show. I enjoyed Bally show the most, with 3 change. I was very stressed, but it’s so cool. I opened and close the show. - Awesome! You make us proud!
6. Who’s your favourite model? Domi - Of course my favourite is Eniko Mihalik, because she is also Hungarian like me and she is a famed beauty. I don’t know if there is any more famous Hungarian nowadays in the world, and in addition she is a model. - Certified top model!
7. What’s your personal style when dressing up? Domi - I like following fashion trends, so I try to be fashionable as far as I can, I like to wear extreme things too, but my favourite is the very retro style for example the gallowses, and the cardigans with old glasses very stylish. I prefer skinny jeans and I like boots too much. I wear boots in the summer too. LoL. That’s why I like autumn (fall), you can wear what you want, just some plus information. Ahaha - We love this! We always adore fashionable guys!
8. What’s your best asset? Domi - My biggest asset, I am like a chameleon LOL , I always behave with the clients like how they want, if you know what I mean. I’m not selfish, but it needs to have a success. Anyway maybe the profile of my face is the strongest. - We love your face structure!
9. What’s your message to those aspiring models? Domi - DON’T GIVE IT UP, JUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, ALWAYS AND IN EVERY CASE AND EVERYTHING GONNA WORK OUT! - AGREE!
Domi is such a sweet guy, very nice and polite all throughout. We know girls will have a hard time not falling for him with the combination of good looks and great character, Domi is a certified boy-next-door. We enjoyed interviewing him and we hope that one day we’ll interview him again as our special feature here in the HERZEN Lifestyle Project blog. We will always support you Domi! Thank you and God Bless!
Height : 5'8 Home town : Barrie Ontario Nationality : Canadian Birthday : April 28, 1990
1. When and how did you start modelling? Dani - I started modelling when I was thirteen after my Mother Agent, Michele Brown Miller, found me walking up the street to my friend's house. She gave me her card and I started with a modelling course, and then went to NYC for placement and the rest is history.
2. Have you travelled overseas for modelling jobs? If yes, where? Dani - I have travelled to New York City, Tokyo, Taipei, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, China and London. I'm planning on checking out the rest of Europe and maybe Barcelona this year.
3. What projects/jobs you've done which you consider your best project so far? Dani - I definitely take pride in shooting for Numero Korea and Top Shop in London. -very cool!
4. What differs modelling from other careers? Dani - Wow, Everything, haha. We get paid to travel and enjoy places in the world most people never see. Yes, we work long hours and our bodies definitely suffer sometimes, but I wouldn't want to be doing anything else right now. You can only model for so long before you enter "the real world" so to speak, haha. - Interesting, we love the fact that you love your job. :)
5. If you are not modelling right now, what would you be doing? Dani - If I wasn't modelling right now, I would probably be in college or university for English or law, which I will still probably do when I have saved the money and have finished modelling.
6. Who's the model you look up to? Dani - I would have to say I look up to Daria Werbowy, I remember when I was 13 and in NYC we had dinner with her and I just thought she was the coolest girl, she walked in with a men's hoody and ripped jeans. She was so laid back and easy going. I thought it was amazing she could be such a huge model and still so down to earth and BEAUTIFUL! - We totally agree, she rocks!
7. What's your strength as a model? Dani - My strength as a model would have to be posing, I used to dance as a child so I guess I'm just natural and being able to move my body. I also love the runway, but the girls seem to be getting taller and taller so runway isn't much of an option for me anymore, but I still luck out with a few shows here and there.
8. What have you learned because of modelling? Dani - I have learnt so many things modelling, I have learnt about independence, determination, inspiration, self confidence, self esteem, cultures, and the world. I am just so blessed to be able to do this while I'm young and I can't express that enough that I'm no different than anyone else, I'm just blessed with a great opportunity ! - We love the attitude! The industry is blessed to have you Dani.
9. What's your message to those aspiring models? Dani - My message to other models is don't give up and don't compare yourself to other girls out there. There are so many models now that if you compare yourself to everyone around you will be miserable and don't let not getting the job get you down because for every job you don't get there's a job you will! Have fun and enjoy the world while you can! This is a great opportunity for you, so be determined, don't give up and HAVE FUN! - Very well said!
Dani’s really nice and was really cooperative in the whole interview (thank you Dani for sending your photos one by one). In our opinion she’s the type who knows how to have fun and knows how to get serious when needed. We are very grateful that we have interviewed her for we know that she’s the next big thing in the industry and having her here is already an honor. Dani, we wish you the best in life and we will always be here to support you.
[Photos from Dani, http://michelesintl.com/danielle.html]
1. When and how did you start modelling? Casey - I was scouted at a friend’s house in Ottawa. My friend was doing business with this guy that happened to be a model scout. He asked me to consider modelling. I was sceptical, I admit. He invited me to Toronto to meet with some agencies and I went with him. He asked for no money and I had time.
2. What’s the best thing about being a model? Casey -The best thing about being a model is having a behind the scenes look into the multi-billion dollar a year fashion industry. You get to see how things really work. Before I started I really had no idea. Now I realize that it's just a business.
3. What differs modelling from other careers? Casey -Modelling is different from other careers because the product you are selling is yourself and every casting is like a job interview. It's also cool because you can try and work in other countries which keep the job interesting.
4. What countries have you been to? [For work] Casey - I have worked in Tokyo, Milan, Paris, London, Germany, Brussels, Spain, Israel, New York, LA, Toronto, Montreal, Cape Town, and probably some I missed. I would like to go to Sydney sometime... - Well-travelled, nice.
5. What are the 3 projects/jobs you've done which you consider the best? Casey - The job in Cape Town was cool. Also going to Tokyo for the Gucci show was fun. I also like going to LA where once I was booked for Old Navy.
6. Who’s your favourite model? Casey - My favourite model is Paul Stiell and runner up Philip Huang. - Stunning models indeed!
7. What’s your personal style when dressing up? Casey - When I dress up I like to wear a black leather boots, black pants, belt, shirt, tie, leather jacket.... - We love your taste!
8. What’s your best asset? Casey - My best asset as a model is my body measurements. I fit the clothes well, especially in Italy.
9. What’s your message to those aspiring models? Casey - My best advice to those aspiring models is to give it your best shot, you never know
Casey’s one of the models who’s really easy to talk to, very outgoing and open about things. We love how he answered directly in our every question. To Casey, We are very proud to feature you in our humble blog. We hope to see more of you Casey and we’ll always support you!
_[Photos from KULT facebook account,niwde.blogspot.com, models.com and Casey's account_]
Height: 1.86m Nationality: Portuguese Hometown: Lisboa, Portugal Birthday: 25/08
1. When and how did you start modelling? Navarro - I start modelling fulltime in January 2007 when I came to Milano for the first time to do the fashion week.
2. What’s the best thing about being a model? Travelling which involves meeting people, different cultures, awesome experiences and lot's of stress and fun.
3. What differs modelling from other careers? Navarro - I use to say that before I was normal now I'm just not! I never know where I'm gonna be at in the next day. Sometimes freaks me out just thinking, imagine, that I'm in Lisbon for one sunny day doing what I like the most, in the same day I can be flying to a different country and then have a job in a another country in the next day. It's kinda confusing sometimes but it's like everything and it has a positive side as well. Another thing that differs is that somebody is paying me basically just for my image. And in the beginning and because I never thought I became or even that I could be a model, this was too weird for me and I remember I couldn't understand how people could pay me just for that.
4. Name a few people in the fashion industry who have become one of your closest friends. Navarro - For me it is not hard to make friends but the closest ones I can count them with the fingers of one hand. - and that’s what we call true friends.
5. What countries have you been to? [For work] Navarro - So... I started off in my country Portugal then went off to Milano, Italy where I'm based now. Since then I've been to Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), France (Paris), Germany (Munchen), England (London), Poland (Warsaw), Greece (Athens), Turkey (Istanbul) and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka). - Wow, you’ve travelled a lot.
6. What are the 3 projects/jobs you've done which you consider the best? Navarro - I'm only going to talk about the Gianfranco Ferré show in 2007 a few days after he died. It was very emotive... In the end of the show children with white dresses came in, white doves were flying and everyone was clapping on their feet. At the backstage all the back staffs was crying. Gives me goose bumps. - RIP to him.
7. Who’s your favourite model? Navarro - To be honest I don't have a reference because I started modelling coming out of nowhere and I didn't even know some BIG trademarks...
8.What's your personal style when dressing up? Navarro – Easy, Simple. - Simplicity never fails.
9. What’s your best asset? Navarro - I leave that to the ones who really know me.
10. What’s your message to those aspiring models? Navarro - From what I hear, the business is not like 10 years ago... It's not that easy anymore. It depends on various aspects. It does not only focus on the looks but on character and personality too. If someone thinks they have it, give it a shot there is nothing to lose. There is always something to gain. - True! Very true!
Navarro is a perfect example of a gentleman, brief yet eloquent words show how good of a man he is. We truly enjoyed comprehending his words for there’s always a beautiful meaning in it. We are also grateful for his kindness and generosity in sharing his time with us for this interview. Since we believe Navarro is already a well established persona in the industry, all we are wishing for him now is continued happiness in all aspects of his life.
Height – 6"2 Nationality – Ivorian Birthday – July 10th 1990 Hometown - Ivory coast-Abidjan, 1. When and how did you start modelling? Adonis - I Started modelling when was 17 a friend of mine brought be to those charity modelling event a few months later a professional model friend of mine brought me to her agency’s open call and they decided to represent me since then I changed agency twice and I am now with montage model in Montreal
2. Have you travelled overseas for modelling jobs? If yes, where? Adonis - haven't travelled yet for modelling yet but I am planning to go to New York as soon as soon as my college session is done.
3. What are the projects/jobs you've done which you consider your best project so far? Adonis - The fashion festival in Montreal last summer is the job I am the most proud of it was a great experience and I met some really great people and on top of it was really fun.
4. What differs modelling from other careers? Adonis - Modelling is like art to me I don't really consider it like a job the fact that with your body you show-off a designer vision and with picture you create a beautiful picture in every frame but like all jobs it’s not easy. - We believe in the exact same thing! Very well said!
5. If you are not modelling right now, what would you be doing? Adonis - Well being a black model in Montreal the market is not really big so it is not like I work often so I am currently a college student. I currently study special care counselling and planning to work with kids with special needs in the future. - aww this is really nice.
6. Who's the model you look up to? Adonis - Well like all black male models Tyson Beckford is certainly an inspiration. Wendell Lissimore as well is a model I look up to he is very successful as an underwear model and high fashion as well.
7. What's your strength as a model? Adonis - Maturity -very clever!
8. What have you learned because of modelling? Adonis - Maturity is the first thing that comes in my mind I am a really bubbly person and now knowing that my actions might reflect what my agency made me calm down a bit.
9. What's your message to those aspiring models? Adonis - well modelling is a tough industry lol but it’s fun, if you think you have it then go try but you don't always have to do it professionally go create some art with yourself there are always some great photographers around :-P
Adonis is one of the freshest face in the industry, his strong features makes him stand out among the rest, we are very grateful that we are able to feature him right now because we believe he’ll be making his way on top soon! And we also think that his name really describes him. To Adonis, Thank you for letting us interview you and we hope you’ll reach your full potential.
1. When and how did you start modelling? Austria - 2 years ago, I won a modelling contest.
2. What’s the best thing about being a model? Austria – You get to travel to different places.
3. What differs modelling from other careers? Austria - Being away from your family and friends, you have to sacrifices a lot of things.
4. What countries have you been to?[for work] Austria - London, Costa Rica, USA, Italy and Paris.
5. What are the 3 projects/jobs you've done which you consider the best? Austria - Paul Gaultier for target, GAP campaign and express campaign. -Impressive indeed!
6. Who’s your favourite model? Austria - I don’t really have one.
7. What’s your personal style when dressing up? Austria - I like to dress very fresh and classic at the same time, what a combination.
8. What’s your best asset? Austria - My hair - We adore your locks!
9. What’s your message to those aspiring models? Austria - If that is your dream train to do as much as you can to make it true and this is not an easy world. - Exactly!
Austria has this very fresh aura we love! Don’t you just feel the same? We love how she combines fun, edgy, classy, chic and everything else in between all together and for her very young age, he works are remarkable that’s why we can tell that for her, the future is very bright! We will always support you Austria!
Height – 1.81 Nationality -Turkish Hometown - Istanbul Birthday - 16 03 1981 1. How did you become a model? Aydin - It was a big opportunity for me. I wasn't thinking about modelling, but one of my friends told me to try this business and then he introduced me to some modelling agencies and photographers. After some initial shootings, they liked my pictures and made contracts.
2. What differs modelling from other careers? Aydin - First it’s very adventurous, as a model have the chance to travel a lot, know new people, new cultures, and new countries. But in the other hand it is a job where you got to have a much disciplined life style. We have to be healthy and fit because we have to be ready for long working hours. -we can see you’re truly fit! <3
3. What’s the best experience you've ever had from modelling? Aydin - My best experience was the fashion shootings for Trendsetter magazine. We work with two photographers and two stylists at same time for haute couture and word famous fashion names. It was a very long work, twenty hours but the result was great. - That was long but we bet it’s all worth it!
4. If you're not a model, what would you be doing right now? Aydin - I would like to be a pharmacist. - wow!
5. What countries have you been to? (For work) Aydin – A long time in Turkey then in China and in Thailand.
6. Who’s your favourite model? Aydin - Marcus Schenkenberg. -actually you look like him in some angles!
7. What’s your personal style when dressing up? Aydin - I love to wear t-shirt and jeans in my free days.
8. What are the things that are important to you? Aydin - My passport and my mp3 player.
9. What’s your advice to those aspiring models? Aydin - First thing is they must always keep in mind that their body are like a musical instrument, they have to care about it. They must also be to ready work hard and have good communication skills. They also have to do some acting lessons to help them in TV commercial shootings.
Aydin is a very warm and friendly guy, interviewing him is purely a pleasure because he’s really nice (not to mention super gorgeous!) that he was participating actively every single time with no fuss at all. We loved his personality a lot specially his down-to-earth attitude. To Aydin, we hope you will stay down-to-earth and kind because those things mean a lot to most people.
Q&A By Tiff of HERZEN Lifestyle Project Height: 174cm Nationality - German Hometown - Cologne Birthday - 27.02.1989
1. When and how did you start modelling? Glynis - I started modelling about a year ago here in Berlin. A scout of my mother agency (SeeDS Management) found me on the street. I did not think about being a model before and I did not know the agency because I was not familiar with any model agency. I went to school at that time and I was not interested at first. But then when I finished school I contacted the agency and since then I became a part of it.
2. What’s the best thing about being a model? Glynis - Actually the best thing is that you get to know a lot of people! I’m an open - hearted person, really talkative and I love to meet new people and talk to them. You get to know people from all around the world and it’s possible to find amazing friendships because not all of them are superficial and arrogant.
3. What differs modelling from other careers? Glynis - Okay maybe it’s the same with every other career but I think modelling career could end as quickly as it started but modelling can open amazing opportunities for a person. -Yeah, it’s always safe to have a fall back.
4. What countries have you been to? [For work] Glynis - Unfortunately up to now I was not able to travel because of my studies in the university. But 2010 will be the year. So let’s see where it takes me! -Good luck to your career! We can’t wait to see you on top! :)
5. What are the 3 projects/jobs you've done which you consider the best? Glynis - I cannot name three special jobs. All the jobs I did where great. I had no bad experience at all.... actually I love the runway jobs because there you are with all the guys and you know most of them and it’s always a lot of fun :-) -It’s good to enjoy your work, you know what they say “treat your work as a game and you’ll be playing all your life.” :)
6. Who's your favourite model? Glynis - Hmm.... I don’t have a favourite one but I really like Katrin Thormann.
7. What’s your personal style when dressing up? Glynis - It’s just all about combination! Colourful! I love colours... I don’t like wearing dark clothes. -We uber dig your fun style!
8. What’s your best asset? Glynis - My character! Some say the character does not play a big role in this business.... In my opinion they are definitely wrong! My attitude and charisma is the best about me and I’m such a funny gal. It’s fun to work with me and I'm uncomplaining. -We totally agree! A person's character is always important!
9. What’s your message to those aspiring models? Glynis - I think the most important thing is that you stay as you are. Don’t let the business change your character! You always have to try doing the best of a job and keep the fun.
Glynis is a certified fun girl, we really enjoyed interviewing her. She's truly a warm-hearted carefree person who seems to be so easy to be with. We bet it's always gonna be fun to be with her anytime. We love how she responded joyfully in this project and we'll always love her down-to-earth attitude. Glynis we'll be waiting and watching for more of your future spectacular projects, and we will always support you!