Meet Nadia Bedzhanova

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Nadia Bedzhanova, a Russian native, was originally a photographer in Moscow, but after discovering a passion for film, she found herself in NYC. Nadia now pursues film directing.
Top, Pleats Please ; Pants, Vintage
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Top: Jaded London

Top: Jaded London


First two things I do in the morning are brushing my teeth and checking my emails. Then I go to the gym, if it’s not extremely hot outside.

on where she shops

I don’t really spend much time on shopping, but I get my clothes from Topshop, COS, American Apparel and sometimes ASOS.

on her personal style

I like sweatpants and black dresses. I go for simplicity, comfort & black, no extra thoughts.

on her beauty routine

I don’t have a beauty routine, but my favorite product is Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua. It makes the skin look perfect. I try to buy products that are made from natural ingredients and never overdo it. I also use MAC Lipstick and MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil. I also use MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara.

on her past and current work

I was working as a photographer in Moscow, but after graduating from university, I became more involved in filmmaking. So I moved to NYC, the place where every corner is so cinematic and the people are so different. 

on Russian literature

Russian literature has the biggest legacy and I still enjoy reading classics, it’s timeless, and anti-utopia is one of my favorite genres. Gilles Deleuze - Cinema is one of the greatest books about art of filmmaking from a philosophical point of view. 

on her favorite artist

Marlene Dumas is one of my favorite artists, whose essays I discovered recently. I bought her book in Tate Modern in London after visiting her exhibition.

on the social animal by david brooks

The social animal is an amazing sociological/psychological work written in a form of a fiction.

Trench, Yang Li Men ; T-Shirt, Vintage ; Choker, Vintage YSL ; Pants, Sonia Rykiel
I started taking these polaroids in 2012 in New York. That year, I met a lot of beautiful people and wanted to have simple portraits for my future castings.
— on her polaroids
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Top: American Apparel, Shoes: COS

nadia's favorite books

The Social Animal by David Brooks, Sweet Nothings by Marienne Dumas Cinema 1: The Movement-Image by Gilles Deleuze, The Apocalypse Of Our Time And Other Writings by Vasily Rozanov  

Nadia's favorite places IN new york city

RPM is my neighborhood bar, every day opens till late.                              

Troost in Greenpoint is one of my favorite places                             

Donnybrook in the LES is great too. 

Coffee in Berkli Parc is very good

I also like Cafe Petisco 

Salads from Sweetgreen

Dress: American Apparel   , Shirt: River Island,    Shoes: COS   , Backpack: Chanel.

Dress: American Apparel, Shirt: River Island, Shoes: COS, Backpack: Chanel.