who: choreographer, director of Ksenia Belaya’s Dance Studio.
what’s on your mind: preparations for anniversary concert. My school was founded 16 years ago.
what’s the most difficult thing about having your own ballet studio: I think it is constant psychological pressure and responsibility for my project. Responsibility for what has already been done, for all the people that work for you and with you and the children you work for. Sometimes you think about the studio 24 hours a day. Believe me, it’s hard.
location: Moscow, Bouchon.
who: ballerina at the Bolshoi Theatre.
what’s on your mind: spring!!)))
what’s the best thing and what’s the worst thing about your profession: the best things are applause and the pleasure of being on stage. And the worst might be working very hard every day and keeping myself in a good shape.
location: Moscow, Akademiya at Gogolevsky bulvar.
who: jewelry designer behind Atelier Q.
what’s on your mind: my upcoming visit to Paris to Modamont exhibition.
why did you decide to launch your own jewelry brand and what’s the best thing about it: making jewelry has always been my hobby, but when I moved to New York I decided to make it my business. I do what I really want to do, that’s best thing about it.
location: Moscow, Brownie cafe.
who: fashionista, co-owner of 12Storeez.
what’s on your mind: always thinking about something good, but mostly just dreaming.
what’s inspires you when you work on 12Storeez: photography, fashionable girls on the city streets, street style…
location: Moscow, Coffeemania at Nikitskaya.
who: chef at Osteria della Piazza Bianca in Moscow.
what’s on your mind: for me the most important aspect of my work is first of all the respect of all ingredients used in kitchen and its freshness, to cook them in a simple way in order to mantain their taste and not alterate it, to use quality food, and also to built a team on which you can always rely where harmony is on the base. Working in kitchen should not be considered as a difficult work but it should be seen as a creative moment… for me being a chef can be compared to an orchestra conductor, where everybody perform indipendent and dependent in an easy flow. It’s the team that arranges simphony and the music is listened by guest, everything has to be on the right place, from the preparation, to the presentation of the dish to the taste… and a part of this a smile and positive attitude make the difference!
what’s your favorite dish to cook at home and what’s your favorite when it comes to work: my favorite dishes at home are simple: «risotto ai funghi» or «spaghetti al pomodoro fresco with fresh basil» or some light salads. Some days I do love upon request of my wife, to prepare for her «pancakes»! When at work I am very happy when a guest request me to prepare for him something special… I do like cooking fresh fish for our guests, like seabass, prawns, lobster, in sicilian way with typical traditional flavours using in particular Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily.
location: Moscow, Osteria della Piazza Bianca.
who: student at Sorbonne University.
what’s on your mind: my family and friends, exams, Louis Garrel’s new movie and future trip to Barcelona.
what’s the best thing about living in Paris and is there something you miss about Moscow: the best thing about living here is that there is no limit in admiring this amazing city with all it’s beauty and history. Paris is my biggest love and I enjoy every day of my life here. Architecture, food, people, atmosphere.. J’adore tout!
Moscow is my hometown, but we don’t have any special relationships. I don’t miss anything there but my family and friends. As soon as I moved to Paris, moments that we spend together have become very special to me, truly priceless.
location: Paris, Paris — London cafe.
who: designer and owner of Die_blonde fashion accessories brand.
what’s on your mind: hand-made party for die_blonde lovers and home made theatre for guests at my birthday party and opening of www.dieblonde.ru online store next week of course. : )
your perfect city to live in: i’d like to live in Paris or Saint Petersburg. but i can live only in Moscow.
location: Moscow, Paul at Tverskaya street.
who: talking duck who sews clothes and make accessories.
what’s on you mind: future trip to Amsterdam and some thoughts about the meaning of life.
location: Moscow, Lesia’s place.
who: PR-manager at Hooligan Magazine.
what’s on your mind: my future vacation in Barcelona.
location: Moscow, Le Pain Quotidien at Park Kultury.
who: young specialist in the internet sphere, tireless explorer and huge fashion lover.
what’s on your mind: need to pass my english exam, then prepare for my driving test. naively have been hoping that all exams were left in the university.
location: London, Pret A Manger.