New Friends: Virgine Magazine Launch First Issue – ‘A New Beginning’

When outsiders think of New York City, they think of a big city where everything is happening. That’s true, but it’s actually a small town. A very small town! Every time we go out we stumble into creative and inspiring individuals who are working on projects that you wish you had the time to drop everything you’re doing just to join them and enjoy the growth.

One story in particular goes back to last week’s Guess event down in SoHo where I met Laurent Altier, a Features Editor at Virgine Magazine.

The issue of Virgine magazine opens up with a note from the editor, it reads something along the lines of “what does the word ‘virgin’ mean to you?” They heard so many different thoughts from different perspectives. I can see that, young, vibrant, pure, what does the word ‘Virgin’ mean to you?

New York born photographer Bjorn Iooss photographs Naty Chabanenko. Bjorn’s work had appeared in Vogue Japan, China and he also shot the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

For more information about Virgine, visit where you can even download a limited time iPad App.

Additional Credits

Photographer: Bjorn Iooss
Model: Naty Chabanenko
Hair & Makeup: Yoichi Tomizawa and Mario Dedivanovic