Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jenny Hutton


Photographed By Lashes by Lashia

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - TELL US ALL ABOUT IT
It's such a cliché but I'm so in love with this place. I actually have "date days and nights" where I spend time alone in the city wandering the streets, window shopping and grabbing something to eat at the amazing restaurants. Every time I look up and see the Empire State-, or the Flatiron Building, I smile.

YOU RECENTLY WRAPPED THE MOVIE "DAYS OF POWER" WITH ERIC ROBERTS. WHAT WAS THAT EXPERIENCE LIKE?
It was great shooting “Days of Power” - real fun with a talented cast and crew. And I got to spend a lot of time with dogs which is my favourite animal.
The film has a strong message about how you shouldn't buy dogs from puppy mills, but rather adopt. It's based on actual events and I play the lead, a Swiss singer called, Milow the Girl. It was fun being a rock star.

WHY ACTING?
Filmmaking is art and I love being a part of creating beautiful art. I think it's wonderful to be able to tell a story that leaves the viewer with something that makes them think.

WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED IN YOUR CHOSEN CAREER?
Dealing with jealousy and people talking about you behind your back. Now I'm alone in another country and the struggle is even harder. Eventually I think it will pay off. There are many productions here; if you're talented, reliable and pour your soul into your work, it will get you somewhere.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE AND WHY?
There are so many. I love “Dogville” and other films by Lars Von Trier. “Pulp Fiction” among others by Quentin Tarantino. “Eyes Wide Shut”, “The Shining”, “A Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick. I love Italian classics by Pasolini and Fellini. And “The Godfather”, “Taxi Driver”, “The Departed”... the list goes on and on.

A good film called "Force Majeure" by Swedish director Ruben Östlund premiered at Cannes this year. I’d love to be part of a masterpiece like that and all the other movies I mentioned.  
 
NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU ADMIRE
My brother, Marilyn Monroe, and anyone who stands up for animals.

IN ADDITION TO BEING AN ACTRESS YOU RUN A SUCESSFUL EVENT COMPANY. HOW DO YOU FIND THE TIME TO DO BOTH IN TWO DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS?
It's a bit stressful at times, often too much to do. At the same time I want to be successful and there are no short cuts, you have to work hard.

SOMEONE ONCE SAID "PUT SOME WINGS ON THAT KID" IN RELATION TO YOUR TRAVELS. IF YOU HAD WINGS WHICH ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE?
Hmm, I see myself as different kinds of animals, neither of them can fly. I think owls are magnificent, I'd pick one of them.

YOU'RE ALSO A VEGAN, WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO GET GOOD VEGAN FOOD IN NYC?
This city is vegan heaven with many great places. My favorite places are: Peacefood Café, Candle 79, Candle Café, Pure Food & Wine, One Lucky Duck, Quintessence, Rockin' Raw, Blossom, V-note, Sacred Chow, Bliss Café, Angelica's Kitchen and Beyond Sushi.

I use an app called "Happy Cow", it shows you nearby vegetarian/vegan restaurants, cafés and shops. Wherever I am in the world I  can locate veg food.

HOW DO YOU STAY FIT WITH SUCH CLEAR SKIN WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN REWARDED BY A RESTAURANT FOR BEING ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE WHO'S TASTED ALL THE DESSERTS ON THEIR MENU?
*Laughs* that was so funny, that restaurant actually gave me a gift for having tasted all of their 20 desserts. I always taste everything on the menu, but they usually don't notice it.

I take very good care of my skin because I have acne prone skin. I use the best products and do four steps twice a day plus scrubs and masks during the week. A vegan diet is best for your body too, so that helps. I should drink more water though, I'm terrible at that.

I used to go horseback riding every day. With moving around in different countries, I haven't had time to find a "new stable". I do miss it a lot. In Sweden I would go to the gym four to five times a week for spinning, boxing, Afro dance and other classes. I've been so busy in the States that unfortunately I haven't been working out at all. I walk a lot though.

TOTALLY RANDOM BUT, A WORD OR SENTENCE IN ITALIAN TO SAY TO A PERSON WHO'S GETTING ON YOUR LAST NERVE
Ma quanto sei fastidioso, lasciami in pace!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

L'ARt

Photographed By Ellinor Forje

Lately I've been enjoying looking at art through the window. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Garance Doré

Photographed By Ellinor Forje 

Where does one find a crimson and cream striped scarf?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Paradise Lost

Photographed By Ellinor Forje 

Claudia Traisac plays the character Maria, in the motion picture "Escobar: Paradise Lost" (2014). Whenever I hear the name Maria, I think of "West Side Story" (whenever I think of "West Side Story, I equally think of Carlos Santana), beautiful tango, salsa and flamenco inspired outfits or understated drama for lack of a better phrase, come to mind. That's exactly how Traisac dresses with ease. And with the fangirling done, I will now proceed.

Written and directed by thespian turned director, Andrea Di Stefano, "Escobar: Paradise Lost" (2014) tells the fictional tale of; "Surfer boy meets girl while on extended trip, then meets her beloved beer-loving uncle, Pablo Escobar."

It turns out however that el cariño Pablito is no Pollyanna. Instead he's a pied-piping Pol Poterian Pusher. The rest, as they say, is a tragedy. A modern day version of the greatest romance ever told; The Garden of Eden where Benico Del Toro fittingly plays the serpent (please note that I'm not calling Del Toro a reptile per se. I'm merely alluding to the fact that he also voices the Snake in the forthcoming animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince"). 

Di Stefano, who isn't "a documentarist" as he puts it, decides to focus on Escobar and his racketeering ways from a voyeuristic perspective. Thus, the narrative arc of Nick, played by Josh Hutcherson, is the gate through which we effectively enter the Medellín Cartel of Colombia.

Given the notion that "Escobar: Paradise Lost" borrows part of its title from the epic poem by John Milton, it's titillating to discern the aesthetic prose Josh, Benicio and Andrea use to lay forward their respective points of view in relation to the film and facts:

Hutcherson, "Nick had a naïveté about him."

Del Toro, "He (Escobar) seduced a whole country." 

Di Stefano, "The story about a man who thinks he found his own paradise." 

These guys. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1844 Chocolat


Photographed By Ellinor Forje 

The word on the street is that I like chocolate. I know this because I put that word on the street. Bar au Lac, Zurich responded; "We will leave a 'sweet surprise' for you at the concierge desk which you could pick up after the visit of the press conference on Sunday."

Without further ado, I headed straight to the concierge desk upon my arrival at the hotel because, although I like to think of myself as mature and sufistikated - that spelling! I have the curiousity and patience of a five-year-old. I can never wait until after anything. 

The gift bag contained a handwritten card (love receiving them), wrapped dark and milk chocolate squares, and a box of the most delicious Pralinés classiques. And, I almost made it through the entire afternoon without sampling any of the treats.
 
I am after all mature and sophisticated. 

The squares were gone the next day.

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