an ice queen as an ice queen
Snejana Onopka in “L’Icone” by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris August 2007
back when Gucci was the shit to rock
Sasha Pivovarova and Snejana Onopka shot by Patrick Demarchelier
Snejana Onopka shot by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia August 2005
"I was told that Steven Meisel laid his eye on me, I didn’t even know who he was." - recalls Snejana. Steven picked Snejana for the black and white Dolce & Gabbana campaign alongside Inguna and Doutzen. "He gave commands to everyone: Raise your head, turn there. But not a word to me. I thought, Damn, all is lost. Turned out, I did excellently." And Meisel shot her for the cover of Italian Vogue. "Steven is not just cool, he has a strong team. Without his makeup artist Pat M, he refuses to work. I had the most beautiful makeup. Meisel cared for me like for a child. [He’d say] Give her a chair, she’s tired. Give her a cigarette, she wants to smoke." Result, magical fairy-hippy in a paper helmet, with a cut out foil star on her forehead. And Snejana’s first tattoo - a star on her wrist, in memory of her favorite photoshoot."
"Future Perfect" Snejana Onopka shot by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia December 2005