WILDCARD: Tatiana Dekhtyar

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Watch Tatiana’s acting reel here and her acting compilation here.

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INSTAGRAM: @Tatiana_dekhtyar

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DESIGNER: TATIANA SHABELNIK

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1. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE INSPIRATIONS FOR YOUR DESIGN THEMES?
“Contrast” is inspired in part by the colorful works of Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky and Belarusia/French artist Marc Chagal. My signature use of orange reflects enthusiasm, warmth and happiness, while capturing energy and cheerfulness. As a Soviet emigrant, I also relate to the color’s representation of risk-taking, physical confidence, and vivacious competition and independence.

While creating my  collections, I  also take inspiration from different  world cultures, including my native Belarusian culture. Some of my designs draw on a host of influences and inspirations from  the colors and styles of Belarusian folk dresses. That global inspiration is also reflected in the details and craftsmanship of my designs. In my first collection “Contrast” I utilized felted flowers by Belarusian artists, linen produced in Belarus and national traditional trims. This collaboration with artists and designers from Belarus is a partnership I look forward to maintaining in future designs and collections.

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2. WHAT IS THE PROFILE FOR THE TATIANA SHABELNIK WOMAN? DESCRIBE YOUR CLIENTELE?
Sophisticated, classy and at the same time sexy women who are not afraid to make a statement and express themselves. Art is life for me and I would love to see women wearing art pieces instead of mass produced clothing. My ambition is to design very comfortable, yet very stylish clothing. I believe that adding a little touch of “drama” is essential too. I want my clothing to WOW a runway audience but at the same time I want that audience to know that this clothing is designed for them.
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3. YOUR SELECTION OF PATTERN, MATERIAL AND STRUCTURE IS VERY BOLD…IN WHAT CATEGORY WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RANGE.
Bold bright colors and shapes as well as color-blocking elements derive from my longtime love for the works of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and Belarusian/French artist Marc Chagall. I would place it into category of wearable avant-garde. TATIANA SHABELNIK-004 TATIANA SHABELNIK-005
4. PLEASE SPEAK ON CURRENT TRENDS IN FASHION. DO YOU CORRESPOND OR ARE YOU A BIT  OF A REBEL?
I follow trends, but I believe that designers are the ones who create them. Yes, I am a bit of a rebel. I designed my very first collection before I read about any trends. Later on I found that lots of elements of my design followed the trends described by fashion magazines and blogs. I call it intuition. Basically I create my style. Fashion goes through cycles. I remember my mom used to say: “Everything new is very well forgotten old.” Designers look to the influences to see what colors, textures and silhouettes are their favorite. The more fashion magazines pick up a certain style, the more likely it will become a trend. TATIANA SHABELNIK-006
5. YOUR MODELS ARE UNIQUE. HOW DO YOU SELECT THE IDEAL TATIANA SHABELNIK FACE?
Ideal face for me is the one that represents different cultures, races and first of all, real people. That is why I select models who are not just size zero. TATIANA SHABELNIK-007
6. GIVE US A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE OF THE TATIANA SHABELNIK COLLECTION?
My very first collection was inspired by my tremendous passion for travel and learning about other cultures. I plan on continuing my journey around the globe and expressing my vision of cultures through fashion. TATIANA SHABELNIK-008 TATIANA SHABELNIK-009

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1. How did you get your start as a vocalist?

I am not only a vocalist, I’m an entertainer, and Music is Life!  When I was 4 years old, I had listened to Whitney Houston for the first time and then I knew my dream; to become a singer.  To entertain and perform on the stage!

2. Who are some vocalists that you look up to and why?

Beyoncé she’s got a wonderful voice and she is an amazing Performer and Dancer!

3. If you did not sing, what would you be doing?

I don’t want to think about what would be my life without singing.  Music is my life.

4. How has your singing positively affected individuals lives around you?

Music changed everything in my life: my style, the people around me and the way I live my life.

My songs have a very positive effect on people.  I am happy in my music and my joy influences people’s emotions.

5. What are the challenges that you must face as an artist?

As an artist you are confronted with all.  Good people push you and help you in bad times; bad people try everything they can to see you unhappy and unsuccessful.  But to become a Champion, you must be strong in character and believe in yourself in every situation of your life.  You always have to prove yourself.  To become an artist you need a lot of power, patience, courage and you need the right people around you.  You need the right Label, the right Management, and the right Producers.

6. What keeps you motivated to continue singing today?

All the people which keep believe in me.  I hear every day that I am made for this profession.  But the biggest motivation is more a reason: I sing because singing makes me happy.

7. What is your favorite part of your life right now?

Traveling! I love traveling to Asia; it’s like a dream come true.  I love the Asian culture, food and the way the live their life.  I look forward to the experiences and the performances in Asia!