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PINKIE: the interview

Posted on: 2009/05/28



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Pinkie: Charming, Sophisticated, Beautiful- What More Could You Want?

Pinkie is with NEXT (NY).



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The Interview

PONY RYDER: Hello Pinkie!
PINKIE: Hi Pony ;)
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PONY RYDER: I don't know your birth name Pinkie! :o What is your full name?
PINKIE: My full name is Kazakova Anna Alexandrovna. There is another girl from Russia named Anya Kazakova. There are too many Annas in Russia. I think it's the most common name. Only in my class there were about 7 Annas!

PONY RYDER: Why did they name you Pinkie?
PINKIE: Well, I guess when I started I was obsessed with the pink color. I would wear everything in pink! Pink tops, pink trousers, pink shoes, pink coats, pink earrings. Everything! I don't remember it being that bad... but all of my friends were saying I wore pink all the time. I loved it for a few months. Than I got so bored.... And I don't wear pink since then. But I guess those few months were the reason to call me Pinkie ;) I don't know why it's not Pinky though.


PONY RYDER: OMG Pinkie, I cannot believe that you were all dressed in pink! :D Was it in the style of Britney Spears? :)
PINKIE: Ha-ha, I guess I looked more like Barbie ;)) I had really long hair and a bang.


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PONY RYDER: How were you discovered? When did your story start?
PINKIE: I was discovered in my home town, Kirov. It's a small city in Russia. My friend Lena was the only girl who traveled around the world as a model. She took me to the model casting. I think it was the first time when a scout came to our town. So it was all new and exciting for me. They were really interested in me. And in a few weeks for the first time I left Russia. At that time I was 17.
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PONY RYDER: Is Lena still working?
PINKIE: No, she's not.



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Going Blond

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PONY RYDER: Pinkie, you recently changed your hair color! How do you feel about the change? Are you adapting to it well?
PINKIE: I wanted to have my hair lighter for a long time. And when I talked to my agency we all got so exited and decided to get my hair dyed platinum blond. I wanted it, and was scared at the same time! I got used to it after a few days. Now I love it!

PONY RYDER: You received a bunch of comments on models.com! Did you see the comments?
PINKIE: I saw the comments on models.com. That's really nice that most of the people liked this change. Everyone has they own view. Is about the way I feel. I feel great being blond!

PONY RYDER: Do you use some special products for your hair now that you are blond?
PINKIE: Oh yes.. I need to take such good care now, as I’m blond. At first I didn’t know what to do to keep it on my head and not to lose it. I would ask everyone for a good advice.

My booker told me that I need to put masks on my hair every time I wash it. And that it's good to put real avocado, banana and olive oil. At first I felt something strange about putting avocado on my hair. So I asked my hairdresser if I could do that. And he said if I do that my hair might turn green...and I really don't want that...) He didn’t say a thing about bananas. So I did it. I made a purée of it and put it on my head. I waited for a few hours to get the best result. When I started to wash my hair, the banana would not come out. It was just stuck in it!!!! I did not know what to do! It just stayed there! That's it!!! I waited till it dries. I brushed it out later.. But the next day on a shoot they still could see some pieces of it! So from now on the only thing I do is I use proper masks ;))



Elle Italy by Jason Kibbler

PONY RYDER: Everybody likes your cheekbones. How about you? And what do you think what is your strongest feature?
PINKIE: Thank you. Most of the people like how they come out on the pictures. I think I like about myself that I'm not pretending. I'm smiling if I want to smile. I'm crying if I just feel like it. I'm a really positive person. And I’m taking every good thing from this world.

PONY RYDER: Were you ever compared to some established model?
PINKIE: Yes, Daria Werbowy, a few times.

PONY RYDER: Did you meet Daria?
PINKIE: I haven't met her.... yet.



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Swimwear

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PONY RYDER: You are the body of Marc by Marc Jacobs Swimwear s/s 09. Do you wear Marc by Marc Jacobs swimwear when you go to the beach?
PINKIE: I haven’t been to the beach yet. But I would wear it.
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PONY RYDER: Who would you say is the target customer, younger girls or all women in general?
PINKIE: Marc by Marc Jacobs swimwear is designed for really confident women of any age. It is so easy and fun to wear. And all of the pieces have they own character.



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Mistakes
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PONY RYDER: What was the most difficult runway you ever did? How do you stay professional when there are some problems?
PINKIE: Once I had a show and changes between outfits were really close. My second outfit was a long, really tight dress. And there was no time to tight up my shoes. So I had to walk with open shoes in a super tight dress ;) I felt like a penguin. You need to think about everything positive and you’ll see that life is really not that bad ;)

PONY RYDER: You have to tell us what show that was!!! Did you make it trough the runway without stumbling?
PINKIE: Yes I did. But no way I’m telling you what show was it! What if you find a video of me??? I would die laughing!
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PONY RYDER: What’s the biggest mistake a model can make? Have you ever made a mistake that you shouldn’t have made?
PINKIE: I can't remember if I did anything wrong, I hope I didn’t... heheh :)In our job it's really important to be professional. You need to be passionate as well. And there is no need to act rude. If you are nice to people, they are nice to you, too. We are all real people with emotions and feelings.



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Music
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PONY RYDER: We hear you’re a big David Bowie fan! We love Bowie, too!! Would you like to do a Bowie-inspired photoshoot? Do you wear any Bowie t-shirts to castings?? :)
PINKIE: Oh I would love that! Can you imagine??? David Bowie is so inspiring himself! His music, his style...just amazing! And I do wear Bowie shirts. I've got a couple of them and looking to get some more.
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PONY RYDER: What other music do you like? Can you recommend us a new artist no-one has yet heard of?
PINKIE: I like any music. I’m still discovering some new bands. But I'm not looking for them myself. I learn about music from my friends. So I'm sure someone else will know first about a new artist. I’ll know later.



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PONY RYDER: What type of a cell phone do you use? What’s your ringtone?
PINKIE: I've got an iPhone. The ringtone is called xylophone.

PONY RYDER: How come you don't have a personalized iPhone ringtone? I was expecting some indie music from you :)
PINKIE: Do you want to know why I have this ring tone?? Ok. I'm always listening to music on my phone.. so.. can you imagine if I had something I really like as a ring tone.. I would think that it's just playing the next song… I’d miss something, maybe important! Hehe

PONY RYDER: Did you try using a Blackberry?
PINKIE: I haven't tried it. But I’m sure it makes it so much easier to have Blackberry. I'm sure I’ll have it one day.



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Style

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PONY RYDER: How would you describe your style? Is your style for castings different from the style you have in your free time?
PINKIE: I don't have a particular style. My style can change everyday. One day I feel like wearing a beautiful dress with some really high heels. And the other day jeans and a baggy t-shirt- it's all I want. The important thing is to be yourself and to not try copying anyone else.
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PONY RYDER: Do you have a model friend whose style really inspires you?
PINKIE: I don't. But I've got my mother who is just amazing. When she was 19 she would create her own look and make her clothes herself. Because that time it Russia we didn’t have a lot of choices in a clothes that would make her unique. And she would stand out from all the people around her.
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PONY RYDER: Your mum seems very creative. What was the best advice your mum gave you?
PINKIE: “Love the life you live in” I’m still learning from her.



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PONY RYDER: What are your must have fashion items for this summer?
PINKIE: Sunglasses! What summer can be without them?
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PONY RYDER: Do you have a favorite Eyewear brand?
PINKIE: Doesn’t matter as long as they look good on me.



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PONY RYDER: Where do you shop for your clothes?
PINKIE: Anywhere really. I don't have particular places I like to go. It's always different. And I'm traveling so much so I like to just walk around the cities and find some cute shops.
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PONY RYDER: OK, you don't have your favorite store… But tell me what brand is your favorite dress?
PINKIE: My favorite is by Jill Stuart. It is a little black dress. It’s so simple and so beautiful.
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PONY RYDER: Speaking of favorites, what's your favorite fashion object that you own?
PINKIE: My baggy shirts. I don’t even know if they have a brand ;)



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Beauty
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PONY RYDER: How do you maintain your skin?
PINKIE: I went to the Mario Badescu salon in New York. And they gave me so many samples for my skin. Because I‘ve got oily skin it's difficult to find the right product. I tried it and I love it. So now I'm buying their products.
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PONY RYDER: Pinkie, you were at Mario Badescu saloon like all the Hollywood stars! What are your must have products by Mario's.
PINKIE: It’s a Keratoplast cream soap and a cucumber lotion.
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PONY RYDER: Do you use under eye cream?
PINKIE: No, I don't use under eye cream. Good rest is the key to look good!
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PONY RYDER: What sunscreen do you use?
PINKIE: I use Clinique. I think it's important to protect your skin. I have really fair skinso I'm taking care of it and using good products
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PONY RYDER: Do you have any beauty advice?
PINKIE: You can take small pieces of cucumber and put it on your face for a few minutes. After that your skin feels softer and fresher.



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Make-Up
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PONY RYDER: When make up artists apply make up on you, for creating an effect of “perfect skin” or a “natural look”, do they use liquid, rock, and powder foundation…?
PINKIE: They use fluid. Or sometimes just a bit of a concealer and nothing more.
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PONY RYDER: Your choice of foundation?
PINKIE: I’m using fluid. But trying not to have foundation if I don’t need to.
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PONY RYDER: And what's the brand of the liquid foundation that you use?
PINKIE: I really like the Armani one.
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PONY RYDER: The best makeup item you ever had is…
PINKIE: I love eyebrow gel. But now as I have my eyebrows bleached I don’t use it.
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PONY RYDER: What eyebrow gel brand would you recommend?
PINKIE: I only had MAC and I like it.
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PONY RYDER: Your choice of mascara:
PINKIE: After Chanel show they gave us Chanel make up as a present. So I use Chanel mascara ;)
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PONY RYDER: Your choice of blush?
PINKIE: MAC
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PONY RYDER: Your choice of lipstick…?
PINKIE: I don't like to wear lipstick. But when makeup artist put it on me I love it. Especially if it's a really rich color.
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PONY RYDER: Your choice of makeup remover…?
PINKIE: Bioderma.......The best product ever!



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THANK YOU PINKIE!

Exclusive interview with fashion model Pinkie a.k.a Kazakova Anna Alexandrovna is original work by Pony Ryder.

DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: the interview

Posted on: 2009/05/25

Prada fw 09
Fresh & Strong: Dorothea Barth Jorgensen! She Booked 44 show just for fall 2009. Is that a breakthrough or what? Dorothea Barth Jörgensen is with Women Direct (NY), Elite (Stockholm).

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The Interview
PONY RYDER: Was modeling something you always wanted to do or was it suggested to you by others?DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: When I went to regular school I was suggested by my teacher that I should become a model, but I did not think about it.

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PONY RYDER: Did you expected to win Elite's model look contest?DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: I did not expect to win, instead I looked at it as an opportunity to travel and meet interesting people. And of course get experience from a totally different world.
marc jacobs f/w 09 by firstview, TFS min-SH

PONY RYDER: How do you balance schoolwork and modeling?
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: It is quit hard to be in school and at the same time know that the fashion world is out there, and maybe isn’t waiting for you. So you have to really prioritize, which is difficult, because I really enjoy working. The right time to focus on your modeling career is when you have the strength and are motivated to work hard for it, because I think it’s important to be satisfied with the fashion world, to really do a good job.

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PONY RYDER: Was this your first international season? Which show do you think was your „big break“?DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: Yes, it was my first international season and I enjoyed it a lot, I think my break through show was the CK, and Marc Jacobs, because it was the first fashion week in NYC and then it went really good in London, Milan and Paris. Because I had a good start.

PONY RYDER: Tell us something about the instructions you get for the big shows. How detailed are the descriptions of the walk you have to do, and poses you have to do for the photographers?
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: They tell what kind of walk they want, if the clients want a strong walk, strict walk, sexy, or slow, or fast, more romantic or harder. And then you see the collection and then it’s up to you to express the feeling in your body and face.
The instructions you get in front of the camera also depend on which clients you work with, but usually you get a description of what you are supposed to express, and the ground position that you’re gonna work around.


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PONY RYDER: Did you got nervous walking for Chanel? Did you see and celebrities on that show while walking? Do you have time to scan the guests while you're on the catwalk?DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: I was kind of nervous before the show because I had pain in my foot, and the runway was so long, but I’m always excited. When I’m on the runway I’m so focused on what I’m supposed to do, I’m in another world, like a character, and I try to express the feeling of the collection. So I have no time to scan the guests.

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PONY RYDER: At which show did you have most fun backstage? Did you make new friends there, or do you just hang out with the girls you already know?DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: You meet almost the same girls at the shows so you get to know them well in the end, but I mostly hanged out Hanna R who is also from Sweden, we have the same mother agency, Elite Stockholm, and everybody who talks to us says that we look like sisters.

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PONY RYDER: Were Prada shoes comfortable this last fashion week? How do you work the shoes and outfits that are uncomfortable?
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: The Prada shoes were really high but comfortable. If it´s unconfortable shoes, and if they are hard to walk in I try to prepare myself psychical and support myself, so that I can manage it.
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Model Style

PONY RYDER: Is it true that you like to make your own clothes?
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: Yes! I enjoy to change character of old clothes that I’m tired of, and give them a new shape! It’s a process for me, and I experiment with the possibilities that the clothes already have. I feel that I have nothing to lose so I just go crazy. My style is like a collection of my life in one way, because the clothes I’m wearing have to mean something to me.
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PONY RYDER: What runway style can you relate to your personal style?
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: Oh such a hard question, it’s a mix between a lot of shows.

PONY RYDER: What is your fashion must have item for this summer?DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: A pair of round sunglasses, and a baroque inspired jacket with focus on the shoulders.

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The Body

PONY RYDER: How do you stay in shape? Do you have a special diet and exercise plan?DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: I eat a lot of fruit, and organic food. And I love to start my day with a Chai tee and a smoothie made of berries. Right now I haven’t had time to exercise regularly, but I often take some walks in the nature.


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Beauty

PONY RYDER: Which products do you use for cleaning your face?
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: I use the whole collection of dr Hauschka face products, like moisturizing day crème, Eye crème, cleansing cream. The products are all natural. And the Id mineral base, if I need it.

PONY RYDER: So your choice of moisturizer is...DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: Dr Hauska, for normal skin.

PONY RYDER: What did you learn from all the makeup artists or stylists or hair stylists you worked with?DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: That highlighter is sculpting your face!

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PONY RYDER: Your choice of foundation is...
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: Id Mineral base.

PONY RYDER: your choice of lip gloss/ lipstick is …DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: Chanel.

PONY RYDER: Your choice of perfume is...
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: Chloe´.


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PONY RYDER: Did you have any big options that didn't happen in the end, like a big editorial shoot, or a runway show?
DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN: I had option for Vogue Italia, before the fashion week, but I did not get it. But now I got it :)


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Exclusive interview with fashion model Dorothea Barth Jorgensen is original work of Pony Ryder.

PINKIE: the body talk

Posted on: 2009/05/22

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The Body Talk with Marc by Marc Jacobs swimwear "Body": Pinkie!

Pinkie Is with NEXT (NY).

PONY RYDER: Pinkie, how do you stay in shape?
PINKIE: Sometime I just feel like going to the gym everyday for a few months. Then I don't feel like doing it at all.

PONY RYDER: When you first started modeling, did you have perfect measurements or did you have to work on your body?
PINKIE: I was a ballet dancer for 8 years. So I was always in a shape. And it's a great experience to be on a stage.

PONY RYDER: What products do you use for nourishing your body?
PINKIE: Anything with olive oil or coconut.

PONY RYDER: How about food, do you have any food regime?
PINKIE: I eat healthy. I love fruit. I can eat it all day long. But it doesn’t mean I eat only fruit. I like different kinds of food. I love Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, French... and Russian cuisine. ;)

PONY RYDER: What do you eat for breakfast?
PINKIE: I usually eat muesli. And I can't start my day without a good cup of latte.

PONY RYDER: Do you prefer cakes or salted food? If so, which is your favorite?
PINKIE: I prefer salted. But sometimes I can't live without a piece of chocolate.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Swimwear

PONY RYDER: You are the face, or should I say the body of Marc by Marc Jacobs Swimwear s/s 09. How were you cast for this campaign?
PINKIE: I was at home watching TV. I had a day off. And Beth (my agent) called and said that I have a casting this afternoon for Marc Jacobs swimwear. I went to meet photographer Leigh Johnson at her friend’s apartment. We talked. She asked me to try on some suits and we made some polaroids. And in a few days we were shooting Marc by Marc Jacobs swimwear.

PONY RYDER: Tell us more about the people who worked on that campaign.
PINKIE: We had so much fun!! I could do whatever I wanted ;) I could pose silly and sad.. I could jump or eat my hair. We just laughed all day long!! It's a great team to work with.

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Exclusive "the Body Talk" interview is original work by Pony Ryder.



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DANICA SOLOMON loves PONY RYDER

Posted on: 2009/05/18

She's bringin' sexy back! Danica Solomon is with Marilyn NY.

AMANDA MOORE: model interview

Posted on: 2009/05/13

Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 the Legendary :Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore @ IMG.
source: tfs

PONY RYDER: When did you develop an interest in making music? 

AMANDA MOORE: Music has always been an interest of mine. 

PONY RYDER:Did you have to put it on hold because of your modeling career?

AMANDA MOORE:I wouldn’t say that I put my music on hold while modeling because without my modeling career I would not have had the freedom to focus on music for the last year and a half.

Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

PONY RYDER: How would you describe your style? 

AMANDA MOORE: I’m a singer song writer. I wouldn’t compare myself to any artists out there, but others have flattered me with comparison to Carol King and Aimee Mann.

PONY RYDER: Who were your biggest musical influences?

AMANDA MOORE: Growing up, my parents had a lot of love for Country music and as a result I was exposed to a lot of it. Country music is quite literal and speaks to a lot of people. It’s quite narrative and straight-forward. It communicates emotions and eradicates that sense of being ‘alone in the world’.
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I also love 80s music. It represents a turning point for me. When I hear it, I am inspired to dance, sing along and simply feel good. I’m not sure that anyone would catch an 80s vibe from my song writing, but I hope my material reaches people and puts them in touch with their emotions- giving them a sense that it is okay to feel whatever it is they are feeling.

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PONY RYDER: Amanda, how do you create music? 

AMANDA MOORE: It depends on what project I’m working on. At this moment, I have three different projects. I’m scoring for a TV series, composing for a spectacular arena musical along the lines of Walking with Dinosaurs, and I am working on my album.
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The process for the TV work is quite specific. The music has to match the visual and musical references provided to me by the MTV executive. The arena piece is informed by a story line that I visualize. I try to imagine themes that accurately represent the characters and their story arcs.
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Usually I start on the piano. From the sketches I create on the piano, I build layers with timbre and orchestration. Those pieces tend to be around 7-8 minutes long.

As for my song writing, I sit at the piano and dig deep to reach the emotions I’ve felt in the experiences I am having or have had. I try to get into a ‘head space’ of re-living those experiences so that I can get as close to those emotions as possible. When I am successful, the music writes itself. I like to start with chord progressions. From there, I begin to hum a melody that also seems to develop itself. I try to surrender to the path the music in my mind guides me down.

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PONY RYDER: How do you grow as an artist? Do you focus more on songwriting, playing instruments, the musical training…?

AMANDA MOORE: I have never been musically trained, so growth is sustained for me in doing the work. That involves playing and practicing. I am very careful about what I listen to because I don’t want to be swayed away from what is truly ‘my voice’ by the music of others. I try to focus on all of the disciplines of music in equal measure.

PONY RYDER: And how would you describe your voice and your vocal style? Did you take lessons, and are you still taking them?
AMANDA MOORE: I have never taken voice lessons. Actually, I take that back-I took a voice lesson once. I hated it. I find that it is more productive for me to find my own style and trust my own ears and sense of sound to get my vocals where I want them to be. My vocal style is one from the heart and I hope and think that it is driven by emotion.

PONY RYDER: Tell us more about your current projects. Do you tour?
AMANDA MOORE: As I said earlier, I have a variety of projects underway. As for touring, once I finish my album, touring to get it out there will be necessary. I will let you and your readers know when I have gigs or a tour planned.

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Fashion

PONY RYDER: Being more music-oriented than most models, were you paying special attention to music played during the shows you walked for? How important is music to fashion?

AMANDA MOORE: Whether I like the music or not, it effects my mood on stage. Even during photo shoots and stills sessions, music is very important. The music selection directs the mood of the assignment, and thus my performance. Artistic disciplines effect one another. Painting, performing music, photography, dance, acting – all share cultural and emotional zeitgeist.
At least, that’s my take- and I want to express the emotional thoughtful times in my art. I draw from all artistic disciplines when I am working.

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PONY RYDER: Tell us about your look and your style… Has it changed now that you're working as a musician, as opposed to your days as a model?

AMANDA MOORE: I’m a pretty simple gal actually. Day-to-day, I like jeans and a t-shirt. Sometimes a button down. I don’t wear make-up. I do have an arsenal of heavy silver accessories from belts to rings and beyond. I wear boots most days. I like to be comfortable. I hope that my comfort brings a relaxed and easy energy to the people I am around.
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PONY RYDER: Has music influenced your personal style?
AMANDA MOORE: Music hasn’t influenced my personal style but for the ways music communicates emotion and that manifests in simplicity.

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PONY RYDER: How do you see yourself in the future, as a musician and as an iconic name in the fashion world?
AMANDA MOORE:
I hope to be true to myself, to lead a life and pursuit of art and music with integrity. I respect those who lead by example in areas that improve the world, and I would like

to follow suit.

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Exclusive interview with fashion model/musician Amanda Moore is original work by Pony Ryder.

KESHIA GERRITS: the interview

Posted on: 2009/05/09

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The spotlight is on Keshia Gerrits! Keshia Gerrits is new face with Ulla (Netherlands), Women direct (Paris, Milan, NY) and Premier (London).
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The Interview
PONY RYDER: Keshia, let's start with your name and origin. You are a Dutch, you look like brazilian, and your name sounds very USA. Solve the mystery.
KESHIA GERRITS: Haha the mystery! Well, I am Dutch but I have a tiny bit of Indonesian in me.. less than 5% , so that's almost nothing. And my name... My parents were looking for a nice name and they were watching the credits at the end of the Cosby show. And they saw that the little girl Ruby - her real name is Keshia, and my parents liked it a lot so they called me Keshia! I'm very happy with my name, you don't hear it that often in Holland.


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PONY RYDER: I dint even ask, when and how did it all start for you? What was your first reaction to the suggestion of working as a model?KESHIA GERRITS: My father knew someone that was organizing a model convention here in Holland, and he asked my father if it was something I would like to see. So my father asked me if I wanted to go, and I thought well why not...
It could be just a fun day (I didn't really have expectations). It was a fun day, and I got 13 callbacks from agencies so that was exciting! And not much later I was with Ulla Models, it went all so fast but I'm enjoying every moment of it!
ph. Yorick Nube
PONY RYDER: Why is Ulla management best choice for you?KESHIA GERRITS: Well Ulla is my first agency ever, but I did visit other agencies before I decided to join Ulla Models. The people at Ulla are just so nice, and they gave me a secure feeling from the very start..I think it is important that you have a good connection with the agency, I can call them anytime even it is just for a little chat.
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PONY RYDER: How do you show your personality while you are on castings for international agencies?KESHIA GERRITS: I have to be honest I don’t really try to think about how I’m going to present myself . I present myself the way I am and that could be described as friendly, polite and interested in what people have to say.
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PONY RYDER: What do the agents or clients like most about you? What do you think is your strongest feature?

KESHIA GERRITS:
I’ve heard that several photographers like to work with me cause I’m easy to work with and I follow their directions pretty good! I’ve also been told, that my agents and clients really like my hair (the bangs) and my face!
I can’t really name one thing, like my eyes or lips.. I’ll have to say my entire face, because people always want to know what my origin is cause they can’t figure it out. And I take that as a compliment, I guess that makes my look a bit more interesting

ph. Jolijn Snijders
PONY RYDER: What was the best advice you got from a fashion industry insider?
KESHIA GERRITS:
My Bookers tell me to always be myself, if you present yourself in a different way, people don’t like you, but your act. So always be yourself so people like you for who you are! It is hard to say who has the most knowledge, cause I think you couldn’t work in this industry without any knowledge about it!
But models who decided to still work in this industry after their modeling career are helpful for models because they really know what you are going thru sometimes!
Ph. Jolijn Snijders
On Style
PONY RYDER: What is your personal style and where do you shop for your clothes?
KESHIA GERRITS:
My personal style is a bit basic/vintage/rock/girly all mixed together I think? I don’t wear much colors actually, I like to wear black, grey, beige and white. I like to buy my clothing at Urban Outfitters and Zara... but when I go shopping with my dad we sometimes go to a bit more expensive stores.. last time we did that my dad bought me an amazing
Karl Lagerfeld “biker look” jacket that he picked out, he has a good sense of taste!
ph. Gilbèrt François
Beauty
PONY RYDER: How do you maintain your skin? What products do you use?KESHIA GERRITS: It’s important to keep my skin flawless, So I wash my face everyday with Clearasil, and I have this really nice daily cream by Dior.
PONY RYDER: Your choice of moisturizer?
KESHIA GERRITS:
I use
Lancome aqua fusion, it’s a gel cream, really nice!!

PONY RYDER: Best beauty secret you know of?
KESHIA GERRITS:
Eat healthy food, really! I think it’s important to eat veggies.. If u eat healthy, u look healthy! And always take of your make-up before u go to sleep, pretty skin is a must!
ph. Gilbèrt François
Make-up
PONY RYDER: Your choice of lip gloss is...
KESHIA GERRITS:
Hmm, haha I don’t really use lipgloss.. But I do use
Rosebud minted rose and 8 hour cream, they make my lips nice and soft. Lipgloss is a bit to sticky for me haha.

PONY RYDER: Foundation?
KESHIA GERRITS:
To be honest I don’t use foundation, haha.. I got two reasons for it, 1. I can’t put in on, I’ll get stripes on my face or I’ll put on to much and turn orange and 2. I think I don’t really need it..

PONY RYDER: Make up cleaner?KESHIA GERRITS: Yeahh, this is something I do use! Haha.. I use Lancome Bi-Facil , I only use a bit of eyeliner and mascara and this cleaner is real soft and doesn’t irritate my skin
ph. Jolijn Snijders
The Body
PONY RYDER: How do you stay in shape?KESHIA GERRITS: Well, I do work out a lot! I go to the gym like 4 or 5 times a week, do cardio and strength /balance exercises.. And I like to go running 4 times a week… And I like to do Pilates and Power Yoga!
PONY RYDER: Do you have a special regime when it comes to nutrition?KESHIA GERRITS: I eat healthy, so no junkfood!
PONY RYDER: Your choice of drink?KESHIA GERRITS: I prefer tea, green tea and minty morocco.. And I also like sparkling water. I don’t drink coffee, I tried it a couple of times but I just don’t like it.. it’s just to bitter, and I don’t drink milk so cappuccino is not an option haha!
PONY RYDER: Your choice of food?
KESHIA GERRITS:
My favorite food is Thai food.. I like spicy food and in the thai kitchen they use a lot of fresh products, I like that!
ph. Gilbèrt François
PONY RYDER: What model friend you would like to see presented on Pony Ryder?KESHIA GERRITS: I would like to see Noah or Simone, they are new faces at Ulla, and there both really pretty and sweet girls!
ph. Yorick Nube
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