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."