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Saturday, October 16, 2010

I see dead beasties

Vanessa Traina, daughter of romance novelist Danielle Steel, is a freelance fashion stylist, a model for Louis Vuitton, one of Chanel's international ambassadors, and a muse to designer Joseph Altuzarra. Oh, and she likes dead beasties. A lot.











[Harper's Bazaar via Racked National]

33 comments:

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

Notice she displays an Indian headdress just like her beasties.
Sick bitch.

(remember when models were pretty?)

Jane said...

Ow. That is something else.

I like the guy in the snogging photo. Is that her? Why would you frame a photo like that?

Kate said...

Well, its one way to get some attention.
Any attention.

Luna said...

Hey, just found your blog. Love the tagline - I couldn't agree more -life IS too short to live ugly! :)

nkp said...

Fur real? Ok, you know I like me some antlers, but that chair gives me the heebie jeebies. It's awful, like Hannibal Lecter awful.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Well, everyone has there own style. I personally don't want the heads of animals hanging/laying around like that.

Debi Altbergs said...

that is really horrid - not to mention she is unattractive. How do people get attention for such crap?

my favorite and my best said...

i'll bet she requests it up the butt always.
sorry.
first thought i had.
i went with it.
wouldn't it be awesome if someone taxidermied her?
it would be like an episode of the twilight zone.

Rosanna said...

Love it! I love people who are untamed - it's about time that the minimalist design is passè! It's also about time we get back to our omnivor roots (or at least some anthropology 101 class about what wearing furs mean).

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I do dig that blanket in the last shot...it looks warm and cozy ; )

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Kristen said...

I must say that I like the look of the tattered horsehair-falling-out tufted sofa. I think I like it because I have an old tufted sofa to reupholster, and it just seems so much easier and more economical to make it look like her sofa. Moreover, I love the fullness and texture of the rooms. I just think the contents (human included) kinda suck.

Sally J said...

In moderation please! Reminds me of someone who wears all they own in animal print AT THE SAME TIME!!!

Sarah said...

I've seen you're blog pop up on many a blog roll but just hadn't gotten around to visiting. Glad I have now as I'm loving what I'm seeing!

I want her LV trunk as my coffee table :)

David said...

Do you think she's ever noticed that her yorkie and her bedspread have similar coloring?

Sketch42 said...

Well she is absolutely gorgeous. But the dead animals is very offputting.

sherri said...

mfamb's comment is hard to beat. i don't get the whole dead beasty thing. someone please explain. and who put naked tits above their sofa? i'm guessing those are her tatas, too, which is even more annoying.

my WV is a bit telling: sadho

Raina Cox said...

Luna, Rosanna, and Sarah - Hello to each of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Raina, Taxidermy has always played a starring role in my interior decorations. A stuffed fox on a bookcase, a boar's head above the kitchen door, a seagull in the front hall, a heron and countless Victorian cases of colourful birds......but, no model...far too stuffy for me!!

Cashon&Co said...

ok, i'm going to switch gears and change the tone here for a second. let me tell you what i DO love about this:

1. I grew up reading Danielle Steele: it is the sole reason I found a love of reading at an early age and the only reason I spell the words "favourite" and "colour" like the British... A habit I developed by reading her novels that I cannot kick, and got me counted off points in Jr. High & High School on every paper. But yet I still do it.

2. No two ways about it, she [her daughter] is a gorgeous girl, who by the looks of that picture on the wall has a gorgeous man and I don't mind it at all that she displays that loving photo in her personal space with her personal books and religious artifacts

3. That office space. Oh my goodness, i LOVE the chandelier and that mirror, and how the room is all white and sparkly and silver. I have always toyed with the idea of having a colorless room, yet i cannot commit yet.

4. She is eclectic and obviously doesn't care what people think about her controversial and politically incorrect lifestyle of taxidermy-ish collecting. Gotta give kudos to someone who goes against the grain. She's got chutzpah!

AND ON THAT NOTE, I wonder if she ever runs around that apartment naked with her indian head-dress on and with Domino's pizza sauce all over her face and zit cream on her nose -- Singing Copacabana ............... Like I do.

susieq said...

I had to check this woman's name and compare to your Diane Wolfe post. Bet her closet is twinsies with Wolfe's.

This tiger rug made me flinch. Really sad.

Teri said...

Anyone else know how blasted bow legged this girl is?

Must be all the zebra riding.

Alexis L., The Studioist said...

Vulgarity =/= style.

Re the headdress:
'Native appropriations, because genocide wasn't enough.'

dave said...

If I was that little dog, I'd be very afraid.

Mrs Woog said...

I would like to hunt Vanessa, stuff her and stick her in a very compromising position with that Zebra - because I do believe she is a little sick bitch.

The End

The Down East Dilettante said...

no. no. no.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Shit whats next that yorkie as a pillow or mittens....

autrichenoire said...

Two things:
1. Is it just me or does the zebra have the saddest expression ever? He seems to be thinking "being eaten by lions or even hyenas and vultures would have been honourable, but this is...."
2.Isn't it awkward when you visit for fancy tea and stuff and the hostess's nipples assault you eyes all afternoon?
okay three things I wonder how she would have fared in a fair fight(no guns)against that tiger.

Topaz said...

I love a good rags-to-riches story. You know, someone like this, who started with nothing and worked her way up the ladder to model/muse/ambassador.

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

Ohhhh sadddd zebra!!. I welcome a little fur in my life, but c'mon.. this is extreme.. there's a full size jungle animal in each vignette..

Rachel said...

Okay - that zebra is too disturbing for words. I get cowhide rugs - and leather, for that matter. I have even seen and can handle real zebra hide rugs (the little ears all stitched down are kind of sad, though).

But a stuffed zebra?? Really?? That belongs in a Natural History museum, not your house.

Oh, and I'm not just saying this because I'm insanely jealous of her must-be-fabulous life (a "muse"?? really??). That zebra really does make me sad. And I'm sure that my dogs would pee on it's legs/hoofs and that small boxwood ball it is fake-jumping over - so that's not good. I'm not sure, but I would bet taxidermied zebra legs are not the easiest to clean.

Raina Cox said...

Rachel - Yeah, I've always wondered what being a muse entails.

Perhaps if you put some little trendy Hunter wellie boots on the zebra. ;)

Bromeliad said...

I'm adding Muse to my resume.

kim at allconsuming said...

Further evidence that money does not equate to style.


Creepy.