'Nothing Ordinary': Chanel Muse Saskia de Brauw's Exclusive Interview With Zefyr Life
Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LONDON - Jun 24, 2016 - Acclaimed model and artist Saskia de Brauw has just given birth to a little girl, and granted Zefyr Life an exclusive interview where she opens up about her creative process, her longing for silence and a simple life.
Lina Daugirdaite, Zefyr Life’s Co-Founder said, “Saskia has this ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes you want to befriend her. I share with her this intense feeling that we are all interconnected, and while we are all small taken individually, we are also all larger than ourselves, and certainly more sacred as human beings than our materialistic world would make us believe. It’s time to awaken to these beautiful truths!”
Florian David, Editor-in-Chief of Zefyr Life and CEO of Zefyr Worldwide in London added, “It is very easy to forget who you really are in today’s fast paced world and 24/7 entertainment industry; very easy to become what you think others would like you to be or stand for, even more so when you are the face of globally renowned brands such as Chanel of Yves Saint Laurent. As Eckhart Tolle put it, “By giving up defining yourself – to yourself or to others, you won’t die. You will come to life.” I feel that Saskia has understood this profoundly, her art shows that she has long embarked on a spiritual quest to access her inner-truth. That’s what makes her so magnetic.”
The full conversation can be found on Zefyr Life: http://www.zefyrlife.com.
About Saskia de Brauw: Saskia de Brauw was born in the Netherlands and began her career in modeling at a young age. Her decision to go to art school brought about a hiatus from the world of fashion, and during the decade-long interim she developed works that incorporated elements of photography and performance art, as well as text and graphics. The focus of her work centers on conceptions of space, the passage of time, and cities. Greatly inspired by the writings of French author Georges Perec, de Brauw creates process-based performative works that explore how people inhabit urban and domestic spaces, and particularly the sundry objects of everyday existence that they leave behind. De Brauw attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academy where she studied photography and textile design. In 2010 she decided to revisit her work as a fashion model. Within a few months she had landed multiple fashion magazine covers – not least of which was Carine Roitfeld’s last edition of Paris Vogue – and was working with esteemed photographers including Paolo Roversi, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, Steven Meisel and Karl Lagerfeld. “Working as a model is high-speed and my own work in every sense is super slow and doubtful. Time plays an important role. My physical body is taking shape in space and I see that my ideas about how we influence space with our movement is really “matter of fact.” We leave traces with our energy and vibrations. We leave something of ourselves behind everywhere were we pass. This is what always fascinates and inspires me.”
About Zefyr Life: Zefyr Life features intimate conversations with talented personalities whose lives are defined by uncompromising freedom, pioneering creativity and willpower. Personalities who believe that our lives can be designed and that the world can be changed if we first change ourselves. In today’s interconnected world, change can happen faster than ever. Zefyr Life wants to encourage people to ‘Think big, because the world is small’.Source : ZEFYR LIFE