20 December 2006

seven sticks for irina lazareanu

Heavy fringe, rock and roll influences, and a sylphlike air about her helped launch Irina Lazareanu's (Marilyn) career and secured her a spot in the upper echelons of the fashion industry. She was seen on the SS07 runways walking for Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum, Gucci, Lanvin, Thakoon (that amazing pink trapeze dress!), Viktor & Rolf, and countless other big names in a season packed with all the select shows possible.

Romania-born Canada-raised Irina is currently featured in Gap ads, in a time when the bridge between high fashion and the masses is getting shorter and shorter. She is also headlining in the FW06 Pucci campaign and captured the cover of W Jewelry's Winter 2006 issue. The sweet and edgy Irina shares about her unique look, her mentor Sean Lennon, and an impending résumé addition as a recording artist.

How would you describe your beauty?
I don't have average looks, I'm incredibly different. When I was younger I always had issues but after the age of 15 I became incredibly confident and happy about my looks. I don't look like anyone else, and I love that.

What's your favorite thing to do backstage to pass time before a show?
I always have my sidekick 3 with me, and I go on myspace, or email or AIM with my old friends from Canada. I also have an ipod nano that goes everywhere with me.

Which other models are you closest with?
Gemma Ward is amazing and I love her, I'm such a fan. Also Raquel Zimmerman, who is in one of my pics is a dear sweetheart and so gorgeous. Kate Moss, my mama kate I love her, shes fabulous.

Do you have any upcoming projects or shoots?
Yes a lot. Unfortunately, I have to be tight lipped about them. But look out for my CD very soon, and a lot of editorials and ads.

Are there any developments in your singing/songwriting career?
Yes of course, I'm wrapping up recording my cd right now.

Do you consider anyone as a mentor?
Yes, Sean Lennon who's just a dream. He's so sweet, humble, and incredibly talented. He's my best friend and I look up to him incredibly. He's very real. In this industry, you need people who are just really real.

Where and how are you going to celebrate the holidays?
If I'm able to fly home to Canada I definitely will do that. I'm looking forward to going home, seeing my friends and family and just sharing the holidays with them. Unfortunately a lot of things, events/work commitments come up and I don't get what I want. We shall see. I hope to go home though, a lot.

Photo credit Pucci

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Lovely Irina. She started my infatuation with bangs...

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