Stella 90s: Pilot Stella 90s Fountain Pen – 14K Gold Fine Nib – Pearl White


Customer reviews: PILOT”STELLA 90s / JetBlack” (nib : Medium)

This is a beautiful little pen! I just received it and it is already one of my favorite pens. It has a 14k gold nib (plated in silver colored metal), which makes it more expensive than some (but not all) steel nib pens. The price from the Japanese seller (Kamikaze) is much lower than US prices for the same pen. Shipping was free, although of course delivery was much slower from Japan. It still arrived well within the estimated delivery time frame. The Stella 90S is identical to the Stargazer pen which is intended for US markets–at US prices.

What I love about this pen: The dark blue finish (not exactly sparkly, but does have a unique lustre) with silver colored accents and black ends is very attractive. The pen with its smaller sized nib is beautifully proportioned. I love the pen’s small size (a hair smaller than a Pilot Prera), but be aware that this is a small, pocket-sized pen, so it may not be for those who like large pens.

I can easily use it unposted, but most would probably need to use it posted. I ordered the M nib, and it is one of the smoothest writing pens of the couple of dozen pens that I own. I fell in love with this pen instantly. It did not come with a converter, but I’m using a Pilot Con-50 converter in it. It came boxed with one good sized Pilot ink cartridge, but I prefer using a converter for bottled inks. At about $87 with a 14k nib, I highly recommend this little pen.

I had recently purchased the less expensive Prera, with a steel CM (stub) nib and clear body. While the Prera is a very nice little pen for the (Japanese seller) price, had I already received the Stella, I’d have passed on buying the Prera. These are similarly sized pens, but different in materials and price. I’d say pick one or the other, depending on the style, nib, and price you prefer. Both are good pens; I’ve never been disappointed in a Pilot pen. (Love the $15 Pilot Metropolitans!)

Pilot Stella 90s/Stargazer Review (Pictures Inside) : fountainpens



I wanted a portable pocket pen in white, and after considering the Kaweco Sport, the “cheap feel” that many reviews say it has didn’t do it for me so I went and got the Pilot Stella 90s, which is better known as the Pilot Stargazer in the US.


It came in a black plastic box from Pilot, found in all of their Japanese exports. Inside was an instruction manual, warranty, the pen and a black cartridge.


This pen is available in four different finishes – black, white, blue and red. The blue and red are of the darker hue and the white is a pearly ivory white. Uncapped, you’ll find that all the sections are black, so if you want an all-matching pen, I would suggest going with the black finish. The weight is surprisingly heavy relative to other pens in its size range, a large part of that attributes to the brass not being so thin. So if you like more compact pens, you’ll definitely like this one. The look of the pen kind of reminds me of a Stormtrooper.


The finish I got is the white version, it’s a very beautiful white lacquer with a subtle sprinkle effect that can be seen under the right lighting, hence ‘Stargazer’. There are 3 highly reflective rhodium trimmed rings around it and a sizable clip. I am not sure what material the section is made of; but definitely either brass or plastic. There is another ring at the end of the section which leads to the size 3 rhodium plated 14k gold nib. The finials at both ends are made of a purer white than the body. ‘STELLA 90s’ and ‘PILOT JAPAN’ and engraved on opposite sides of the center band, while the American version Stargazer does not have any branding besides ‘PILOT JAPAN’.

Size and Cap

One of the selling points of this pen is certainly its mini size, which comes in at only 4.7” when capped. However, the pen does have the girth of a regular sized pen, which makes it comfortable to hold. I’m not able to use this pen uncapped, it simply is too small for that. The cap is a snap cap and a secure one, but I’m not fond of the metallic locking sound. It friction fits when posted and is also very secure. The Stella 90s when posted actually makes for an okay sized pen, I will put a hand comparison in the pictures so you can see for yourself, note that my hands are regular guy hands. Sometimes when posting the pen, if there is ink left in the cap, you will find that it leaves a mark on the pen body. On the white version this is particularly noticeable, thankfully it can be easily cleaned off.

Pen Features

The clip on this pen is one of my favorite clips, it slides into anything thin enough with ease and stays there until you want it off. Being a pocket pen, you’ll be able to carry this around easily and that’s what I intend to do. The Stella 90s is a cartridge/converter, and the Japanese version comes with only a black cartridge, no converter, so I had to use my spare Con-50. As you probably all know, the Con-50 has a despicably small ink capacity and since this is a metal pen, you won’t want to do an eyedropper conversion. To maximize the ink volume in the Con-50, I suggest using a syringe and taking the agitator out of it, Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens has a great tutorial on how to do that, but he does make it seem easier than it is.


I got this pen in a medium nib, and while I’m normally a fine or extra fine kind of guy, this nib blew me away. It wrote the moment I put it down on paper and produced thick enough but still precise lines. I would say this is among the smoothest nibs I’ve ever used, but it does give you the tiniest bit of feedback. The 14k gold nib has a good amount of spring to it and looks well in place with the pen’s small stature. The ink I used for testing is Iroshizuku Yama-budo and I would say it’s on the wetter side.

Availability and Conclusion

As the Pilot Stargazer, this pen is available for around $150 in the US in all four colors. But I would suggest getting it as the ‘Stella 90s’, exported from Japan, so you can cut the price in half. I managed to find a listing for $74 complete with Amazon Prime, I just checked and there is only one of those left in stock (white, medium). For a pretty standard price, you are getting a compact gold nib pen with a premium build quality, and I would say that is a good deal any day of the week. The Stella 90s will be joining my EDC rotation and I look forward to spending the coming years with this baby.

Other Reviews

Here are some other reviews I wrote if you are interested:

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Stella (1990) – IMDb

I think it was Ebert who gave Stella four out of four stars but, other than his, I have never read a positive review of this sadly misunderstood drama about class divisions, love, and sacrifice (three themes most great romantic stories or films have in common).

Here the major theme is class division. Stella is a story from depression era America. That said, it was translated to the screen then in such a memorable fashion that this remake (if you ask a Stanwyck fan or two) was not exactly appreciated. Fans of the original never gave it a chance. Furthermore, this version of Stella was made in the 1990s, not exactly a time of great financial trouble in America (as the depression was).

Now is the time to remove the rosy-coloured glasses, in the midst of a new era of recession and poverty in America, and see that this powerful story still rings true, is as timely and relevant as ever, in its updated format.

Yes, class divide is the major theme here. Stella is among the working poor, single, with big dreams but little hope of realizing those dreams. She works in a bar, doesn’t have much money, lives in a crummy apartment. You get the drift. In the morning, she doesn’t really want to get out of bed. On her wall, pictures of movie stars she idolizes.

A man sees her dance at the bar. He’s wealthy, educated, from one of those upper class families that has nothing in common with Stella’s. His major concern is what ivy league college to attend, her’s is how to pay the rent, how to be ‘happy.’ They have an affair. They like each other. Stella ends up pregnant. Stella tells the guy the news. His response? “How about an abortion?” She replies, “I just wanted a room full of balloons.” He supplies the balloons, and the proposal, but she sees his heart is not in it, and has too much pride to accept. She sends him packing.

Her daughter is eventually torn between the two lifestyles–the love she has for her mom and the advantages and happiness and love held out to her by her wealthy father. Stella, alone and unloved, and not wanting her daughter to become as unhappy as her someday, makes the ultimate sacrifice. She gives up the only love and happiness she has ever known to ensure the happiness of her daughter, and perhaps live vicariously, and with hope, knowing that at least her daughter found something to live for.

Now, for the movie. Everything is right about it. Beautiful score, artful cinematography, great set design (contrast between the two lifestyles; the messy apt. and the decorated mansions), wonderful and heartfelt performances by the whole cast, with Bette Midler, in particular, Oscar-worthy.

This is a film which is much more significant and well-made than you’ve been led to believe.

Stella Tennant Dead at 50, Best Fashion Moments: Pics

Rest in peace. The iconic ‘90s supermodel Stella Tennant died suddenly just days after her turning 50, on Tuesday, December 22.

“It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22nd December 2020,” a statement from the family said, per BBC News.

“Her family asks for their privacy to be respected. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.”

The English beauty made a name for herself in 1990s, becoming a muse for Steven Meisel and Karl Lagerfeld. She went on to appear in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Burberry, while walking the runways for Versace and Alexander McQueen. She also appeared alongside Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony.

Fashion A-listers took to social media on Wednesday, December 23, to mourn the loss of the industry insider.

“So saddened to hear the devastating news about Stella Tennant. She was an incredible talent and someone I had so much admiration and respect for,” Victoria Beckham wrote in an Instagram caption, sharing a pic of Tennant walking in one of her shows. “This photo is of her opening my first show back at London Fashion Week in 2018, to celebrate my 10th anniversary. It was a huge privilege to have her there and meant so much to me, I just loved everything about her. My thoughts are with her family.”

Stella McCartney shared a playful black-and-white photo of her and Tennant. “My darling Stella, I f–king love you and will miss you so, so terribly,” she wrote in the accompanying caption. “What sad, horrific news to end this already shocking year! My heart goes out to your stunning family who must be in such undeserving pain. I am speechless… Rest in peace, you inspiring woman. Your soul and inner beauty exceeded the external perfection, Stella. May you ride high above us all on the most perfect horse, eternally in peace.”

Keep scrolling to continue to commemorate Tennant’s impressive life in the fashion world with some of her most incredible moments of all time.

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Stella Tennant, ’90s Supermodel, Dies Suddenly at 50

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Stella Tennant, an iconic supermodel of the ’90s, died suddenly Tuesday, just a few days after turning 50.

Her family confirmed her death without providing a cause, saying in a statement to The Guardian, “It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22nd December 2020. Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed. Her family ask for their privacy to be respected. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.”

Scottish police reported that officers had been called to an address in Duns at 11:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday following the sudden death of a woman. Police said, “There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

The androgyne had been a muse to many designers, including the late Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld, and was considered among the most famous models of her era.

Kate Moss, her contemporary and friend, posted an image of the two of them sharing a W magazine cover on Instagram, the simple message a broken heart emoji.

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The granddaughter of Andrew Cavenish, 11th Duke of Devonshire, and Deborah Mitford, she was discovered by fashion photographer Steven Meisel and shot by him for her first British Vogue editorial in 1993. The spread was edgy for the era — she sported a nose ring — and led to an Italian Vogue cover, her first, and a splashy Versace campaign.

Versace was among many fashion brands expressing sadness over Tennant’s death, tweeting, “Versace is mourning the death of #StellaTennant. Stella was Gianni Versace’s muse for many years and friend of the family. We will miss you forever Stella. Rest In Peace.”

By the end of the ’90s, she was a ubiquitous presence on fashion runways, appeared in campaigns for Burberry, Hermès, and Calvin Klein, and — thanks to Lagerfeld — became the exclusive face of Chanel.

More recently, Tennant appeared in L.K.Bennett’s 2010 spring/summer campaign, and was one of the British models used during the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.

Tennant married photographer David Lasnet in 1999; they reportedly split earlier this year. She is survived by their four children: Marcel, 22; Cecily, 19, Jasmine, 18; and Iris, 16.

Stella Tennant took her own life, her family confirms

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British supermodel Stella Tennant took her own life last month, her family has confirmed, saying the pioneering 90s star “felt unable to go on.”

Tennant, who shunned traditionally feminine aesthetics and carved out an iconic, edgy image rarely seen on the catwalk, died shortly before Christmas at the age of 50.

Her family said on Friday that she had been “unwell for some time,” describing her as a “beautiful soul.”

“We have been humbled by the outpouring of messages of sympathy and support since Stella died,” they said in a statement to PA Media. “She was a beautiful soul, adored by a close family and good friends, a sensitive and talented woman whose creativity, intelligence and humour touched so many.

“Stella had been unwell for some time. So, it is a matter of our deepest sorrow and despair that she felt unable to go on, despite the love of those closest to her,” the family added.

“In grieving Stella’s loss, her family renews a heartfelt request that respect for their privacy should continue.”

Born to UK aristocrats and raised on a sheep farm in Scotland, Tennant got into modeling “accidentally,” she told British Vogue in 2018. She sported a punkier look than fellow British supermodels like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, with her hair often cut short and spiky.

Stella Tennant at the Fashion Awards in London in 2019 Credit: David Fisher/Shutterstock

Tennant was one of the supermodels who represented the British fashion scene at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.

But following the heyday of her career, she occasionally discussed the pace of the industry and eventually stepped back to focus on her family.

“The agency didn’t really know what to do with me,” she told fashion publication the Document Journal in 2018, discussing the move of fashion magazines toward more traditional looks in the 2000s. “I thought, ‘Well, that’s not a surprise. I’ve had my little moment, and fashion’s moved on, and I’ll be moving along, too.'”

“I’ve given it everything, all my energy and time, and now we’re going to go off and have a family together,” she said.

A number of notable fashion figures mourned Tennant’s death. Designer Stella McCartney wrote: “Your soul and inner beauty exceeded the external perfection, Stella. May you ride high above us all on the most perfect horse, eternally in peace.”

And Naomi Campbell, in an Instagram post, called Tennant “a class act in every way.”

Stella Tennant obituary | Fashion

No one in fashion could guess what would succeed the smiling, buoyant healthfulness of the international supermodels who commanded catwalks and covers in the late 1980s and early 90s. The unexpected next big things turned out to be very particularly British: bad-waif Kate Moss, and cool aristo Stella Tennant, who arrived on the pages of British Vogue in 1993. She has died suddenly, shortly after her 50th birthday.

Tennant’s appeal had been prefigured in the release that year of Sally Potter’s film of the Virginia Woolf fantasy novel Orlando, its hero/heroine (nothing so simple as androgynous) played by Tilda Swinton; pipe-cleaner thin, tall, pale, unpainted, with a body language both male and female, and an ever-unready smile. Totally Tennant.

At the time, Tennant herself was a graduate in sculpture from Winchester School of Art, who, realising she did not have enough to say to become an artist, had tried and failed to monetise her near 6ft height and remarkable bones in modelling. She had had a unique look since childhood – chopped her own black hair urchin-tousled, flaunted the punk clothes her older sister forwarded from London and wore a nose ring. (Her farmer father offered to lead her round his bull pen.)

A friend arranged for Tennant to send passport pictures to an assistant at British Vogue, Plum Sykes, then working with the stylist Isabella Blow on a shoot called Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, with the US grunge look modelled by some ruined-looking English roses. Tennant was summoned to London from a Highlands holiday, travelled by sleeper train, arriving late on location in Spitalfields, and was immediately spotted as the newest face by the-then hottest photographer, Steven Meisel, despite that face being obscured by panda black eyepaint – as well as the nose ring.

Meisel and the Vogue team invited her to Paris the next week to model for a Versace campaign (Tennant recalled “I thought, well, OK, that sounds fun”), and a resulting Meisel shot made the cover of Italian Vogue. Tennant hoped for six months’ profitable work – she was candid about being in modelling for the money, earned by her attitudinous slouch, unseductive catwalk locomotion, free-ranging elbows and a resting face not meant to ingratiate. (At art college she imitated favourite photographer Cindy Sherman’s technique of posing as stereotypes, and got them out of her system.)

Stella Tennant with Karl Lagerfeld in 2011. Photograph: Benoît Tessier/Reuters

Tennant’s manner was so fresh that she soon had an agent, a flat in New York, and the unofficial record for being in the most catwalk shows, 75, in a season. They were then the money generator, though Tennant worked without demanding supermodel premiums just to get out of bed. She liked the small, close teams of the 90s, and learning at fittings about clothing crafts.

Karl Lagerfeld offered her bigger money in 1996, to replace Claudia Schiffer as the face, and thinner body, of Chanel. Schiffer had looked like an Amazon Brigitte Bardot, bosom bursting out of bared bra, and she grumbled about Tennant that being cool now meant heroin chic, looking like a junkie. But Tennant at Chanel gave up grunge other than her Sam McKnight spiked coiffure.

Lagerfeld had shrewdly seen in her a resemblance to the young Coco Chanel, who wore actual men’s clothes for sports and larks, underplaying her femininity. He also liked Tennant’s emphatic rootedness in Scotland; Chanel on a visit there had so fallen in love with its tweeds and woollens she made them a permanent element of her designs. Tennant in a Linton tweed overcoat and two-tone desert boots, raking her fingers through her choppy hair, was classic Chanel.

She was always Scottish first, born the youngest child of Tobias Tennant of the Glenconner family, which had made its fortune developing bleach for cotton cloth, and Lady Emma Cavendish, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire (born Deborah Mitford). Her parents ran a farm at Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders, where, like older brother Eddy and sister Isabel, she went to the local primary before being sent to St Leonards school in St Andrews.

She found she had style, and just what that style was, wandering the hills in unsuitable footwear and smoking rebel cigarettes round the back of father’s barn. Growing up on a farm kept her grounded, she said. “Lambing and ewes, blood and guts and sex.”

Unusually for a fashion star, Tennant stayed faithful to her home territory. She announced her first retirement from modelling before she was 30, when she married (dressed by favourite designer Helmut Lang) in the local kirk with no celebs invited. Her groom was David Lasnet, assistant to the photographer Mario Testino; they had met on a shoot. (Lasnet later retrained as an osteopath.) They lived briefly in Manhattan before returning to Scotland, where they had a mews house in Edinburgh and a home in Edrom, Berwickshire, with a vegetable garden and chickens.

Tennant did not intend to keep modelling after the birth of their children, Marcel, Cecily, Jasmine and Iris, but it proved unexpectedly easy to take limited-length gigs, and she remained in demand for the rest of her life for ads, magazine work, regular catwalks, and an appearance in the 2012 Olympics ceremony as a distinctive British asset: “I haven’t found a better part-time job.”

In 2015, the London gunmakers Holland & Holland, now owned by the Chanel group, asked Tennant to help design their country gear: her own off-duty uniform, from solid wet heather proof shoes through to shepherd’s plaid wrap, was their ideal. (Though they never went as far as her thermal layer; she always wore a warm vest beneath those sweaters and shirts from Paris or Milan.) Tennant called in former Vogue stylist Isabella Cawdor as partner, and over the course of five years they created a range: their criterion was, whatever the garment, “You have to be able to climb over a barbed-wire fence in it.

Tennant and Lasnet separated earlier this year. He and their children survive her.

Stella Tennant, model and designer, born 17 December 1970; died 22 December 2020

90,000 Model and aristocrat: Stella Tennant passed away a few days after her 50th birthday

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Famous British model Stella Tennant passed away at the age of 50. The death was reported by her family.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on December 22, 2020,” the model’s relatives said in a statement.

“Stella was a wonderful woman who inspired us all,” it says.

The reasons for the sudden death of the model are not given. The police clarified that in the circumstances of Tennant’s death, which came five days after her anniversary, nothing suspicious was seen.

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Tennant rose to fame in the 1990s, hitting the catwalk shortly after turning 20.

The Scottish model made a name for herself in the early 1990s by appearing in photo shoots on the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

She has featured in Versace and Alexander McQueen fashion shows and advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Burberry.

Tennant took part in the closing of the 2012 London Olympics alongside other British models including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

The Versace fashion house paid tribute to the model, calling her the longtime muse of Gianni Versace and a friend of the family.

Tennant, an androgynous aristocrat, was the granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish and Duchess Deborah Cavendish, nee Mitford.

Before becoming a model, Tennant attended the Winchester School of Art and was an aspiring sculptor.According to her, sculpture was her first love.

She entered the modeling business after being noticed by Vogue photographer Steven Meisel. But at first, she was not sure if she wanted a modeling career for herself.

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Tennant (left) with Kate Moss (center) and Naomi Campbell at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics

“I didn’t know if I wanted to be looked at as a thing, ” she recalled in an interview with the Evening Standard in 2016.- It seemed to me that this industry is a huge and very shallow world. I wondered if I liked the way it all looked. “

However, Tennant decided to try it. In the 90s, she said that now is a great time to start a modeling career.

In the late 1990s, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld made Tennant the face of the Chanel brand, noting her resemblance to its founder, Coco Chanel.

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1996: Tennant (right) with Karl Lagerfeld and models Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss

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The peak of Tennant’s popularity was in the second half of the 90s. Photo: Pret-a-Porter Spring-Summer 1997 collection

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Tennant owes much of her popularity to her androgynous appearance

Outside the runway, Tennant has campaigned to reduce energy consumption and reduce the impact of fast fashion on the environment.

“We’re not going to change our habits anytime soon, but I think this is definitely a step in the right direction,” Tennant said of her work in an interview with the Guardian last year.

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Stella Tennant at the Valentino spring-summer collection show, 2020

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Leaving his profession in 1998, Tennant from Since then, she has participated in individual projects, such as in a photo shoot for Vogue in 2001

In the same interview, she said that she wears clothes that she had left over from the 1990s, and buys about five new things a year.

“At my age, I think it’s normal to lose interest in consumerism and love for shopping,” she said in the same interview. “We all need to think a little more.”

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Tennant went out of fashion in 1998 due to her first pregnancy, but then from time to time returned to participate in separate projects.

In 1999, she married a French-born photographer David Lazne. The wedding ceremony took place in a small church near the border of England and Scotland.The couple had four children.

Supermodel Stella Tennant dies suddenly at age 50

Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, British supermodel Stella Tennant, has passed away at the age of 50. This was reported by her family with deep sorrow. The cause of death was not disclosed, but the police have already said that it is not associated with “suspicious circumstances.” Stella Tennant’s family, meanwhile, asked the public to respect her grief.

Supermodel Stella Tennant died suddenly in Great Britain at the age of 50. This is reported by the British press. “It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on December 22, 2020,” the famous fashion model’s family said in a statement, quoted by The Guardian. “Stella was a wonderful woman and was an inspiration to all of us. She will be sorely missed. ” In the text of the message, Stella Tennant’s family asked to respect her privacy and assured that they would later notify when the farewell ceremony for the deceased took place.

A BBC source said that the death, which occurred five days after the birthday of the model, was not associated with “suspicious circumstances.”

Stella Tennant began her modeling career in the early 90s, when she was discovered for the fashion world by famous photographer Steven Meisel in 1993. She got on the catwalks and magazine covers quite by accident. A native of Scotland, the granddaughter of the Duke of Devonshire Andrew Cavendish, she then studied at the Winchester School of Art and planned to become a sculptor – but unexpectedly ended up with the help of a friend on the set for British Vogue with Stephen Meisel, who wanted to shoot girls without modeling experience.



Stella Tennant

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A student sculptor had a pierced nose and refused to remove the ring. Nevertheless, she impressed the photographer so much that she took part in a photo shoot with piercings – and Steven Meisel invited her to fly with him to Paris to pursue a modeling career there. Soon Stella Tennant already took part in shows and starred for Vogue and Elle.And after Karl Lagerfeld chose her as the face of the Chanel advertising campaign, Stella Tennant became one of the most famous models in the world.

In 1998, the model left the fashion world for a while due to pregnancy. After the birth of her son Marcel, she married his father, photographer David Lasne, – after that three more children will appear in their family, and they will move to live in the home of the model in Scotland, in the city of Scottish Borders.

In 2001, after the birth of her daughter Cecile, Stella Tennant began collaborating with Burberry as a designer, creating a knitwear line for them.In 2002, after the birth of her daughter Jasmine, she agreed to the offer of Karl Lagerfeld to become the face of the advertising campaign for the 2003 collection. Invited to work Stella Tennant, of course, not only he – in the model’s portfolio there were works for Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gautier and Burberry, she was called on the catwalks of Versace and Alexander McQueen. The lack of a smile, an unusual androgynous appearance, aristocratic coldness and sophistication in the era of supermodels distinguished Stella Tennant from a number of colleagues.



Stella Tennant

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In 2005, Tennant gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Iris.Over time, she became increasingly attracted to environmental activism – Stella Tennant fought to reduce energy use, collaborating with the environmental organization Global Cool since 2009, and advocated sustainable consumption. For example, in 2019, she told The Guardian that she continues to use wardrobe items that she had back in the 90s and observes the rule of buying no more than five new things a year.

“I think at my age this is probably quite normal – you are not so interested in consumption and do not like shopping as much as when you were young,” Stella Tennant explained to the publication.

In 2012, Tennant was named one of the honorary British models to attend the London Olympic Closing Ceremony alongside Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. And she continued to go out on the catwalks from time to time until recently – in January of this year, even before the pandemic, Stella Tennant appeared at the Valentino show at the Haute Couture Week in Paris.

90,000 Tatiana Kremen on the shows of Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli, Hermès, Saint Laurent

Fashion Director of Buro 24/7 Tatiana Kremen examines the spring / summer 2016 brand collections

Knitwear is a material that has long been considered suitable only for home and sportswear. But in the new collection Stella McCartney he finally got rid of the unfair image – long dresses with polo collars or T-shirt dresses look very refined due to the cut and breathtaking colors, complex combinations of different types of cells and stripes. The second part of the collection is based on games with a jacket: here they made something like a tunic from a double-breasted fitted jacket – some of the fans will obviously find the trousers in the set unnecessary.

Giambattista Valli still uses floral prints and vibrant colors, but in the new collection he focused more on silhouettes, building it on straight short dresses typical of the 60s.They are also decorated in accordance with the aesthetics of that era: abstract prints, large flowers, shirt fronts. However, there are also classic dresses at home – long, flying, fluttering, with accentuated breasts – they will not understand otherwise.

Hermès continues the theme of unobtrusive luxury – those very seemingly simple, not flashy things that look like a million. Ocher leather jumpsuits, a lot of black costume items, minimalist ivory dresses, a few bright blue sets, a cold dark-flesh color – and the sporty looks smoothly flow into minimalist chic.Laconic and thoughtful collection.

Tiaras, sexy sheer mini dresses paired with rubber boots, and a fluffy fur coat casually draped over as if fresh from secondhand, or a cool leather jacket – Saint Laurent showcased a set of perfect combinations for the Glastonbury Festival. This is how, combining grunge and glitter, Kate Moss and Courtney Love dressed in their best years – which, alas, fell on the 90s.

See also: Tatiana Kremen on Dior, Balenciaga, Loewe shows.

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    Author of the story “Sugar Child” about pre-revolutionary education that helped to survive in the Stalinist camps

    The story “Sugar Child” by Olga Gromova became popular unexpectedly for the author himself. The story is written from the words of Stella Nudolskaya, whose childhood fell on the late 30s – early 40s in the Soviet Union. This is a story about how five-year-old Elya, growing up in a loving family, suddenly turns out to be the daughter of an “enemy of the people” and finds herself in a terrible world: after the arrest of her father, they are sent together with their mother to a camp in Kyrgyzstan as members of the family of a traitor to the Motherland and socially dangerous elements. But, despite the inhuman trials that Stella and her mother are going through, they do not lose heart: they are saved by songs, poems, music and a clear understanding of what human dignity and freedom are.Olga Gromova told in an interview to Realnoe Vremya about how the story was created, how the main character, Stella, was in personal communication, as well as about the upbringing lessons that her book shares with all parents.

    – Olga Konstantinovna, please tell us the story of the creation of this story.

    – Actually, I never intended to be a writer. If 7-10 years ago someone had told me that I would be a writer, and even a child’s, I would twist my finger in different parts of my head.For many years I was the editor-in-chief of the Library in School magazine and wrote a lot, but this was not fiction.

    Therefore, if it were not for the meeting with the true heroine of this story, Stella, the story would not have existed. We met her in 1988, for many years she did not tell me about this part of her life, then she let it slip, slowly began to share her memories, and after perestroika I invited her to write her memoirs. And she was refused. This is a logical reaction from people who have been through a lot.They don’t like to remember. It is also very difficult to get front-line soldiers to tell the truth about the war. In the end, I persuaded her, she wrote several essays for the then pedagogical newspaper “September First”. But at some point, Stella got sick, and I hurried: I suggested that we process what we have and publish it. And suddenly she says to me: “Don’t make a memoir out of this. Who will read this 125th memoir? So many things have already been published, and I can’t write better “Steep Route” or Chukovskaya.I wish I could make a story for teenagers out of this, because no one talks to them about it. ” And it is true. By that time, there was adult literature or memoirs about the repressions. Neither Solzhenitsyn nor Shalamov can be brought down on a student with all the might. He can’t do it. However, after 10 years, he is already able to understand a lot, to empathize with book characters.

    I got the idea for a story. We started reworking the material, but we only managed to do a few chapters together. These are the most powerful chapters in the story.

    – What are these chapters?

    – The first chapter “Game”, “War with the mouse king”, “Trials” about the camp and the head “Ataman”, where she had a fight with the head of the NKVD. Her essay was also carefully prepared, which was included in the story under the title “Yuzhaki”. She wrote it at someone’s request (perhaps, “Memorial”), but I double-checked the accuracy of the facts using historical materials, because a six-year-old child could not remember the story in such details as we described it. The essay was never published for some reason, but now this is, in my opinion, a very powerful chapter in the book.The rest was written from memories, much remained just spoken in personal conversations, recorded on tape or in my head. And I processed all this after Stella left.

    We are currently preparing an adult edition of the book “Sugar Child”. The story will hardly change. But the comments will be expanded – writing, historical, cultural

    – How did you work on this story without having any writing experience?

    – At first I did not understand at all which end to take.I thought for a long time and painfully, and then something clicked in my head, and I realized: “This is how it should be done.” I understood how the story should be structured. The prologue and epilogue were invented. And then my task was – just to finish writing what was not written at all. To complete the characters, because Stella did not paint them at all in her memories. She remembered her friend Sapkos, a Kyrgyz boy with a strange name, very warmly in conversations with me: he was such a Kyrgyz peasant, with his very adult understanding of life, independent.From these memories, I finished building the image.

    Quite a lot of information had to be rechecked. For example, find out what the pioneer training sounded like in those days. I was a pioneer in 1970, and when I took up the chapter on pioneering in the 40s, I realized that I didn’t understand anything. Then the pioneer oath sounded differently, not to mention the speeches that were delivered at the pioneer gathering. I had to sit down to “Pionerskaya Pravda”, which, thank God, was posted on the Internet, and I read it ad nauseam, until I realized what the senior counselor could say then, whether the director was involved in the pioneer gathering, and if so, how, and how it all happened in a rural school.

    “They were not saved by their well-read, not by the amount of knowledge in their heads. And the cultural layer that teaches the child to think about everything ”

    – As you yourself said, this story is about how to preserve humanity in inhuman conditions. What qualities helped Stella and her mother to remain human, going through the camp, exile, life at the bottom of an earthen hole, in a haystack and other ordeals?

    – For this narrow stratum of a well-educated class, which they did not manage to completely destroy during the revolution, the behavior of Stella and her mother was not unusual.It was normal – not to do this and that, to raise children, not stuffing them with unnecessary information, but surrounding them with a wide cultural layer so that they just live in it. I am 25 years younger than Stella, and my “former” grandfather, as they said at the time, also received a good education before the revolution. When he first took me, seven years old, to the Tretyakov Gallery, his first phrase was: “You are not here for the last time. ” That is, he put into me the idea that a normal person goes to the museum more than once, not two, not three, but simply comes there from time to time and looks at something new for himself, there is no need to try to see the entire Tretyakov Gallery at one time.And every time I pulled him somewhere, he said: “You are not here for the last time, you and I agreed that we are watching this today.”

    And I grew up with this feeling – your music is not the last time, there are always books and museums around you. And in the same way, one day, after hearing some adult conversation, I asked my grandfather: “What did he do that you told him that now you won’t give him a hand?” Grandpa replied: “You see, there are things that people should not do under any circumstances.”I did not calm down: “Why?” – “Yes, not why. They just shouldn’t, and that’s all. ”

    Stella in old age

    These are the same rules of a good person that Stella formulated in her memoirs. A good man does this and does not. It was not her parents who wrote to her on the wall. They didn’t ask her to memorize it. They just lived like that. And they explained to her: “Good people should live like this.”

    For us now, their education seems unusual.This was not unusual for that layer. This was the norm. And in fact, I think that’s exactly what saved them. Not well-read, not the amount of knowledge in the head. A cultural layer that teaches a child to think over everything. Remember how Stella played as a child to save Joan of Arc. The average teacher will say, “My God, this is wrong! What a mess a child has in the head of Joan of Arc, Dmitry Donskoy and Suvorov! ”

    – At least this is not Smeshariki and not SpongeBob …

    – In fact, it doesn’t matter.Modern children also sometimes have interesting thoughts from these characters. This is not the question. And the fact is that this mess in the child’s head will gradually decompose as the general educational layer grows. But this general educational layer will not lie in an empty place. Let her play them all now. No matter. It is important that when she plays them, she learns to think, she builds logical connections, she is not lazy to look at the map. By the way, it is easier to teach five-year-olds to navigate with a map than children over 10 years old.They have better developed abstract intuitive thinking.

    That is, the parents taught Stella to think over everything that she sees, hears, receives. This saved them. Well, and, of course, mother’s strength, mother’s ability to support the child at the moment when he was about to break. When I was writing, I kept thinking to myself: “God forbid, if I ended up like this with the children, would I be enough for this?” I’m not at all sure about that.

    “In extreme conditions, it is important for a child to have an adult nearby who understands that he is hurt and scared”

    – Yes, I was impressed by the words of my mother to Stella’s question: “We were sold into slavery?” “Slavery is a state of mind, you cannot make a free person a slave.”In addition, she surrounded her daughter with fairy tales, songs, poems, she told her stories and thereby distracted her from the difficult reality.

    – In extreme conditions, when a child is scared, when he feels bad, when he is simply sick, it is important for him not only to be distracted, but to have an adult next to him who understands that he is hurt and scared. But instead of clucking over him and intensifying this feeling of pain, the adult should keep the child occupied with something else: “I am with you, I am near, and we have more interesting things to do than cry.”And mother, using her memory, how much she read and knows, she did just that – she defended the child with this common cultural layer of hers. Indeed, in fact, as doctors say, when a child has a serious illness, a very important role in the child’s recovery is the position of the parent. If the mother is depressed and scared, the child will be much more scared and depressed. And Stellina’s mother understood this. She showed her that she was not afraid.

    – One gets the feeling that Stella lived surrounded by heroes of the past – the same Joan of Arc, Suvorov, Decembrists, poets, writers.It is clear that this is the result of the fact that she grew up in a family where history is of great importance, and patriotism is not an empty word. It seems that now there are very few people imbued with such love for their homeland, for its history.

    – And then there were people who did not need all this, not interested, who were worried about having food, water and shelter, and if at the same time the shelter was still rich, and the house had a sideboard in mirrors and gold in their ears, then they will consider themselves happy, and they do not care about history at all.There have always been such people. There are no miracles. It does not happen that one generation thinks entirely in this way, and another in another way.

    There was disappointment then. When you understand what is happening in your country, and in the 30s something happened there that we never dreamed of, disappointment comes. But remember what important things Mom does when she tells Stella about the heroes of yesteryear. After all, she talks about them not from the point of view of educating patriotism as such, love for great Russia. She talks about personal fortitude, about word of honor, about sailors who are faithful to the oath.That is, it tells about the universal human qualities of these people, regardless of which country they belong to. It’s just that it’s more convenient to do it using the example of your country.

    But again, these are not stories about the global history of Russia, these are stories about people. You can now argue as much as you like about the correctness or incorrectness of the ideas of the Decembrists, about what would have happened if Pestel had come to power. But the story about the wives of the Decembrists, who went to Siberia for their husbands, is a story about people, and not about certain ideas.

    Once, many years ago, a student asked me about the uprising of the Decembrists: “I just don’t understand what these noble people needed? They had everything. So they fought for something else? Why did they get involved with the ideas of rebuilding society? This was not a palace coup with the idea of ​​replacing one tsar with another. ”

    And this side of my mother’s upbringing attracted me. Whatever she was telling the child, she was not just stuffing her head with factual knowledge about what happened and when.She talked about people.

    Stella with her parents. 1932

    – This is how history came to life.

    – Not quite so either. This is a stamp. We are used to thinking that way. It was not history that came to life. People came to life. That was what mattered to her. And the fact that these people were in the context of history is because we know more about them, it is easier to talk about them.

    “My grandfather was an engineer. But nevertheless he played the piano, spoke German and French, knew the fine arts. ”

    – When you read memories of families like Stella’s, you involuntarily think that there is a grain of literary idealization in the description.You mentioned that you grew up in a similar family, can you share your memories?

    – The idealization of childhood and adolescence is always present. With age, it seems that in childhood everything was fine, and I don’t want to remember what was bad. As for my memories, for example, my family loved to read aloud. We have already studied, some in high school, some at the institute, and running away in the morning somewhere, we left a note on the table: “Don’t start reading in the evening without me, I’ll come at this time.”Because reading aloud is a separate process. Each had a million of their own books on the table, one for the soul, the other for work. But at the same time there was one book that was read aloud. Sometimes a novelty, sometimes someone’s favorite. When I was little, and we lived with my grandparents in the center of Moscow, they put us to bed, and my mother opened the door to the next room. And in the next room, grandfather sat at the piano. And we fell asleep to the music. At the same time, my grandfather was neither a musician nor an artist. He was an engineer and by profession all his life was engaged in things that were alien to art in general.But nevertheless, he played the piano, spoke German and French, knew music, fine arts, he took me to museums, he talked so interestingly and arranged our trips in such a way that I still remember them. At the same time, he worked very hard, he had no time for us, his mother and grandmother were engaged in household and current educational affairs.

    Our family’s favorite game was to spread the map, lie on the floor, crawl around the map and compose who swam where, who does what, how people live there, what sledges they ride.I have a notebook somewhere in the archive with my father’s stories about different places – about the tundra, about the taiga, with his drawings and all sorts of funny stories and descriptions: “There are such trees growing here, they are so crooked, and there are also such trees “.

    Stella told me about her family games, and I recognized mine, although I am 25 years younger.

    – What are these games?

    – In poetry, in words. One of our favorite games in our house and in Stella’s is burime, when four random rhymes are given, random words are chosen to rhyme, and then we have to compose a quatrain on them so that these words rhyme.We had a more complicated version: we had to take a well-known poetic phrase, for example, “My fire shines in the fog”. Then they opened any book or newspaper, poked a finger at a random word, and it should also be present in the poem. On this topic it was necessary to write a verse. It was allowed to slightly change this initial phrase: for example, in one of my father’s versions it was “Whose fire shines in the fog.” We were terribly addicted to this.

    Just like Stella, we loved to remember poems on the topic.For example, poems about winter racing, who will remember more. Let it line by line. Or, for example, the well-known game of “Cities”, when you name a city, the next one names the city with the last letter in your city, and so on. But we, in addition, played like this in countries, in literary heroes, and with the latter, the trick was that it was necessary to name, from which work the hero. Because if you say “D’Artagnan”, everyone understands where he is from, and if you say “Vanka”, then it is not clear who it is – Vanka Zhukov from Chekhov’s story or Vanya Solntsev from Son of the Regiment.There were a great many such games.

    Once, at my request, my mother wrote a whole collection of such games for the Library at School magazine, recalling all our family games.

    Stella with her mother and nanny before leaving for exile. 1937

    – Are there such families today?

    – Yes, of course. And today there are families where they study music not because the child goes to a music school, but because they love music, and not necessarily classical music.We loved it when my mother sang in the evening. It was a separate ritual “Mom, sing!” And I know a huge number of songs from my mother since that time – both military and post-war lyrics, and folk songs. Now is a different century. Other technologies, other games. Another cultural layer.

    – So you do not share the pessimism of people who say that this culture has been lost?

    – When one culture is lost, another comes. I’m sorry, but that’s okay. A mother who listens to the news in English in the morning with her children, and then on the way to school remembers French poetry, not because the children learn it at school, but because at home they speak French some of the time – this is normal, I am such parents I know.

    – Your story is perceived by many as a guide for raising children. There are a lot of lessons in it. For example, I remembered one, when my mother says to Stella: “Remember, daughter, if you can see from your face that you are in a bad mood, then you are badly brought up.”

    – You know, once many years ago, I then worked in a school library, I had a hard day, I was tired, unhappy. Then a girl comes running with a question. I did not answer her very kindly, and then Alice politely asked: “Are you in a bad mood? I hope it’s not my fault? ” What a lesson it was for me! For life.And since then, whoever entered the library, I turned on a smile. Whatever happens. Your mood doesn’t concern anyone. So this is also a rule for all time, and there are people who apply it today.

    – Another lesson: when Stella got sick with typhoid fever and could not eat much, she was left alone in the room for the whole day with a pot of soup on the table. Then she asked her neighbor to hide the pot in the chest, realizing: “Our momentary desires can push us to very dangerous and stupid actions.”

    – In any prohibition there must be some kind of logic, and the child must be clear and understandable. Then he will try his best to deal with this prohibition. Little Stella was explained that if she eats too much, she may die, because during typhoid fever, the walls of the stomach become very thin. She was explained in great detail, she was not just banned. And then it became clear to her that like it or not, she would have to cope. And the poor child in despair asked to lock the food in the chest.Because she realized that she herself could not cope. This is education. It is not about strictly prohibiting something, but about making the child understand what he is doing and why.

    My own children taught me this on a regular basis, asking the iron question in childhood: “Mom, where is the logic?” Because mom should not just scream: “I forbid you to do this!” And it is popular to explain why she is against it. And if you include logic, then maybe not necessarily against. This also happens.

    “Stella buried her husband and son for several years.She has no one left. ”

    – Your story ends at the moment when Stella and her mother return from exile and settle in the Moscow region. How was their life after?

    – Stella entered the agricultural academy, graduated from it, became an agricultural chemist. For many years she developed coal-based fertilizers, traveled all over the Soviet Union, worked in Chukotka, Kamchatka, and Kazakhstan. As she said, the ability to ride a horse, acquired in childhood, was very useful to her there.She is very good on horseback, I saw the pictures. Her mother taught German at school for many years after the war, then retired. For the past nine years she was bedridden, and Stella had a hard time, because her mother had to look after.

    Stella had a husband and a son, but it so happened that she buried them for several years. And she had no one left. Her husband was a sailor, graduated from the famous Solovetsky school of the boy, even participated in hostilities at the end of the war, then went into geology.


    – What was Stella Natanovna like in everyday life, in everyday life?

    – She was not a very easy person, straightforward, she used to say what she thinks, not really delving into whether the interlocutor will like it or not. She rarely did something that she herself did not like or that she did not want to do. It was almost impossible to force her. She was independent in her judgments and actions. She was very interested in many things. She knew a lot of everything, and what she did not know how to master with interest.For example, as a child, she was taught to sew because she helped her mother. She held the needle well. But she went to sewing according to the patterns as a pensioner, being on a disability (she received the second group due to back problems). She managed the household herself, she sewed herself, she had very good taste. And in the beggar 90s, Stella was not rich, but very stylishly dressed. She knew how to wear hats.

    At one time she was active in the club of pensioners at the library. There she talked a lot about her travels, about books, about fertilizers that you can use on your site.

    After perestroika, she collaborated with Memorial, participated in political democratic movements, and even was a confidant of one of the deputies.

    – How did she react to perestroika?

    – How could a person who had been broken by the Stalinist regime all his life could perceive perestroika? Okay, enthusiastic. I hoped that something decent would come out of this. It was hard for her to tell and remember her childhood. But cooperation with Memorial showed that this should be done.

    “The yearning for a strong hand is being driven in today with carefully constructed propaganda.”

    – Today, there is noticeable interest in Stalin’s personality, longing for a “strong hand”. Recently in one editorial office I saw a poster with Stalin on the wall, it became something fashionable, stylish. There is a kind of flirting with history. What do you think about it?

    – I have absolutely negative attitude to the figure of Stalin. In my opinion, everything good that was in the country under him was done in spite of, and not thanks to.And the current tendency greatly worries me not for what it is, because people with such views, yearning for a strong hand, believing that it was good then, but now “Stalin is not on them all”, have always been. The modern generation does not know what Stalin is. They did not live then. I didn’t live then either. But the current generation has no idea what it is like to live in that country. I imagined a little more, because I was born in the 50s, and all this was still alive and fresh in the memory of people.

    Longing for a strong hand is hammered into them very diligently, quite carefully constructed propaganda.And this worries me: people are being led to this propaganda. In this sense, it seems to me very important what the Karelian historian Yuri Dmitriev, the Memorial society, the writer Sergei Lebedev, who writes important books about memory, about our attitude towards that time, are doing. What Sergey Parkhomenko is doing with the Last Address action. Unfortunately, these are all crumbs, there should be more. Because this is a counterbalance to the prospects of totalitarianism.

    – What other authors of books on repression, besides the listed ones, do you recommend reading to deepen this topic for yourself?

    – Masha Rolnikayte “I have to tell.”A book very similar in essence to “Sugar Child”, written not for children, although published for them – Marianna Kozyreva “Girl in front of the door”. There is a series of books “Leningrad Tales” by Yulia Yakovleva. For me, the thing is very controversial, I do not agree with the concept, but in general it can also be read. Although these tales have nothing to do with documentary history. A little phantasmagoric book, but excellent, for children – Yevgeny Yelchin “Stalin’s nose”. Small, short, not documentary, but also on this topic.

    In fact, there are not very many such books.

    – Why?

    – The topic for many is still sore, controversial, scary. It is clear that I do not name the classics, Solzhenitsyn, Shalamov, and so on. I’m talking about something that has appeared recently. Guzel Yakhina “Zuleikha opens her eyes” is also a controversial thing, but overall it is good. Also Alexander Chudakov “The haze is falling on the old steps.”

    I’m thinking about a new art book, but I’m afraid to say what will come of it.It will also relate to the historical past, although the story will be completely different and completely different from the “Sugar Child”

    “Today’s children find it difficult to understand how it is possible to plant a person on one denunciation”

    – How schoolchildren perceive the story “Sugar Child “?

    – Very good and reasonable. Understand what it is about. Although sometimes kids have to explain things that seem obvious to us. But, fortunately, children have free heads, and therefore it is difficult for them to understand how it is possible to put a person in jail on one denunciation.It is difficult to explain to a child that no one set himself the goal of collecting evidence, and that everyone followed the advice of the chief prosecutor of the Soviet Union: “Confession is the queen of evidence, the main thing is to knock out a confession.” And sometimes no recognition was required, as was the case with Stell’s father. In his case, only a denunciation and materials of interrogation of the very person who wrote the denunciation. “On the basis of the foregoing, sentence.” This is difficult to explain to normal today’s children. “How is it: to intimidate everyone? Who will work then? And then who will build the country? ” Children sometimes have the most unexpected questions.

    – Do you plan to write further?

    – Now we are preparing an adult edition of the book “Sugar Baby”. The story will hardly change. But the comments will be expanded – writers, historical, cultural. I handed over to the publisher almost one and a half pages of these comments. About how I checked the materials, what is in the story exactly and not exactly, and why. What things have I simplified, reduced. What do these documents for expulsion and rehabilitation look like? For example, Mom and Stella were not sentenced to the camp.This was pure arbitrariness of the local authorities. In the mother’s case, which Stella was allowed to look at in the KGB, when the archives for the victims and their relatives were opened in the 90s, there are no documents about the camp, they could not have been. It was arbitrariness – to drive women sentenced to exile into camp conditions, because the local leaders had to build something. I had to check it out. And I found a number of evidence from scientists that there were so-called illegal camps, unaccounted for.I don’t know how they were supplied and what they were fed. They arose as needed and then disappeared. What happened in this place later, I could not find out. Kyrgyzstan is closed in this respect, they do not explore this part of their history. But I found something, and I bring it up in my comments.

    I am also talking in more detail about the songs and poems, of which there are a lot in the story. After all, this is almost unknown to the new generation.

    And the book will also contain an article by one of the largest modern educators, the head of one of the best Moscow schools and writer Yevgeny Yamburg, dedicated to the “Sugar Child”.It is just about upbringing, about this cultural layer. It is called “Raising by Truth”.

    Recently I also wrote a book that was not fictional at the request of the publisher. This is a “learning” for elementary school, how to collect your herbarium. The book will be published next year.

    I’m thinking about a new art book, but I’m afraid to say what will come of it. It will also touch on the historical past, although the story will be completely different and completely unlike Sugar Child.

    “It’s fashionable to say that we don’t have modern children’s literature, just pop. But this is not true. ”

    – How do you assess the state of contemporary children’s literature?

    – There are a lot of great writers. Now it is fashionable to say that we do not have modern children’s literature, only pop music. But this is not true.

    Nowadays it is fashionable to say that we do not have modern children’s literature, only pop music. But that’s not true

    – Can you recommend some good authors?

    – A very bright author, boyish, masculine – Evgeny Rudashevsky.From 12 years old “Where does the kumutkan go”, the story “The Raven” from the age of 14, the story for older teenagers “Hello, my brother, Bzou”, the adventure novel “Solongo”.

    Alexey Oleinikov is an interesting writer. Nina Dashevskaya is delightful, my love is stories and stories for teenagers. Everything is good with her. Very beautiful stories “Near Music”.

    Julia Kuznetsova is a very diverse writer. A wonderful trilogy for teenagers, more girly, “First Job”, about a girl who earns her first foreign internship.For kids she has wonderful stories “Joiner’s stories, or How Grisha made toys.” New book “Holidays in Riga”. The story “The Fictional Bug” is very good.

    I can give general guidance. You open the annual catalog “One Hundred New Books for Children”. This is not just a directory where money can go. These are books that are handpicked by experts in children’s literature, and it really reflects good children’s literature, not all, but it’s a good cut. It is perfectly composed, marked by age, themes, plots, by a lot of different signs.

    Natalia Fedorova, photo courtesy of Olga Gromova


    Olga Gromova is a writer, editor of children’s literature, for nineteen years she worked as the editor-in-chief of the professional magazine (originally a newspaper) “Library in School” of the publishing house “First September”. Professional education – librarian-bibliographer. Work experience in libraries for 25 years, including 5 years in science, 13 years in school.Now she works at the publishing house CompassGid.

    SocietyCultureHistoryEducation 90,000 Stella Zvereva celebrates its anniversary

    It was not easy to persuade Stella Zverev to give an interview. Even for her beloved Vesti Astrakhan Oblast, to which she devoted her entire television journalistic career. Modestly says – think, anniversary. These are just numbers in your passport. Here is the anniversary of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company “Lotos” – this is an event, and all her conversations today are only about the upcoming holiday.About the latest changes in the company, about the modernization of the hardware-studio complex, about the transformation of the on-air corps, about new projects and prospects.

    “For me, a significant part of my life is associated with the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company“ Lotos ”. For the 22 years that I have been working here, colossal changes have been taking place for the first time, and I am pleased that right now, together with my colleagues, I have had the honor to write a new chapter in the history of regional television, ”says Stella Zvereva, director of the Lotos State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company.

    But now Stella Zvereva is the director of the state television and radio company and has been fully engaged in the modernization of the television complex for the last year and a half.And in 94 she, by chance hearing an announcement that correspondents were needed, boldly crossed the threshold of the State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company “Lotos”. Having no experience other than life (after all, the dashing 90s are in the yard, there is a small child in her arms, and the struggle in the literal sense of the word for survival), Stella plunged headlong into a new world for herself. An engineer by training, she turned out to be a journalist by vocation. Her assets include not only thousands of news reports. Authors’ films and programs that have won prizes at All-Russian competitions and festivals more than once.

    “I came to journalism from the street, from shopping malls. In those years, in my opinion, only the lazy was not engaged in the shuttle business. But it bothered me and always wanted something more interesting. While still a student, at the institute, at Rybvtuz I conducted evenings, wrote something to the student newspaper. That is why I thought – why not try to try to become a reporter? ”, Says Stella Zvereva, director of the Lotos State TV and Radio Company.

    “I would not say that she had a cloudless childhood.In everyday life, it was very difficult. We lived in a basement, which was periodically heated, stove heating. Mice, rats. We received an apartment with all the amenities much later, when she was already finishing school. But she has always been an optimist and purposeful person, ”says Stella Zvereva’s mother Alisa Kuznetsova.

    By nature, Stella Zvereva, apparently, went to her mother – the champion of the RSFSR in swimming Alisa Kuznetsova. In sports, however, she did not achieve such successes as her mother, but she succeeded in something else.A career from a correspondent to director of a state television and radio company today seems logical and no one is surprised at this. She was the first at the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company to make materials for the federal broadcast, formed a team of correspondents and editors so that her brainchild – “Vesti. Astrakhan region ”became the best not only in our region, but among other companies of the VGTRK holding.

    Stella Zvereva does not really talk about her personal life. But from photographs on social networks, you can find out that she is the mother of two already adult boys.The elder followed almost in her footsteps – he is engaged in public relations in sports, the younger is a student, studying to be an engineer. One of her personal cherished desires is for her boys to be fine. And she also appreciates the rare free minutes she devotes to her hobby – fishing or reading her favorite authors – Remarque, Davlatov, Françoise Sagan. She can reread their books an infinite number of times.

    – Are you happy?

    – Let’s just say I am experiencing obsession – an irrepressible attraction to happiness.Although if we compare the two categories: are you happy or not, of course, I will be at the pole of happiness. I am still a daughter, I have a wonderful mother. I have sons. I have a job that I enjoy immensely.

    It is believed that the anniversary is an occasion to take stock. But Stella Zvereva dismisses this question. Better about plans and new ideas. And the director of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company “Lotos” will have enough for at least another 50 years.

    90,000 Mom wanted to have an abortion, the father left the family, and the son was suspected of autism.Dramas of Lyanka Gryu Lyanka Gryu

    Lyanka Gryu first appeared on the screen at the age of four, and at the age of six she was already working as the host of the Tik-tok program under the pseudonym Lyana Ilnitskaya. In the 90s, the girl starred in commercials and was the face of children’s clothing, but she got her first major role in the film “Little Princess” by Vladimir Grammatikov.

    The beginning of the biography is impressive, but not everything was rosy both in childhood and in Lyanka’s youth. On November 22, the actress turns 34, and we tell you what she overcame on the way to a successful career and a happy family life.

    Father’s Escape

    For many years Stella Ilnitskaya held a grudge against her ex-husband, but later anger was replaced by pity

    As a student, Stella Ilnitskaya fell head over heels in love with Moldovan actor Gheorghe Gryu. But if at first the artist behaved like a caring and understanding gentleman, then the news of his girlfriend’s pregnancy knocked him out of a rut: Gheorghe did not plan to become a father. The coldness with which the guy received the news, and the fact that she could let down the teachers of VGIK, prompted Ilnitskaya to think about an abortion.

    At the last moment, Stella changed her mind and decided to give them and Gheorghe a chance. Alas, the chosen one was not imbued with paternal feelings for his daughter, and when she was four months old, he left the family altogether. “When it became difficult for us, my husband said that he wanted to give up everything and leave – to free himself. I asked: “What are we going to do?” He replied, they say, we will give the child to the grandmother in the village. To which I replied: “No.” Gheorghe left alone, “Stella shared in the” Fate of a Man “program on the Russia 1 channel.

    When Lyanka was not even a year old, Gheorghe saw his former mother-in-law walking with a stroller, and crossed to the other side of the street – just not to get into an uncomfortable position.Stella said that the former lover drank a lot, cheated on her, and with age ruined his acting career and became a beggar.

    Margarita Terekhova insisted on reconciliation between Lyanka and her father

    For a long time Lyanka did not know who her biological father was: the girl was barely one and a half when her mother met screenwriter Oleg Kazantsev. The baby called Kazantsev dad, but this man did not stay in the life of Stella Vladimirovna for a long time either: three years later he died of a detached blood clot.

    Lyanka was 14 when she saw a wedding photo of mom and dad and asked a reasonable question about her origin.The parent told her daughter the truth, and the girl wanted to find her father, but since then the situation with social networks was different, Gryu gradually abandoned this idea. It is interesting that Margarita Terekhova also tried to open the eyes of the young actress: at the entrance to the film studio, the star of “D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers” left an envelope with a joint photo with Gheorghe Gryu.

    “And on the back there is a signature:“ I hope this will help you. Dad is a very good person. Good luck, Lyanochka. Love him. ” It seems to me that she wanted somehow, perhaps, to give her point of view about the person she knew.Very often people want to give a sense of hope to others. It seems to me that it happens. Margarita knew that the situation was not easy, ”reasoned Lyanka.


    The actress first met her father when she had already become famous

    10 years ago Gheorghe Gryu complained on a TV show that he drags out a miserable existence in Moldova, spends the night on the street and drinks, but his daughter, who was gaining fame, was accused of heartlessness: they say, Lyanka refused to come to the studio and establish contact with the father. The actress admitted that there was a desire to communicate, but it took time to forgive dad, and she did not want to meet at gunpoint.

    Six years later, Nika’s sister, daughter of Gheorghe Gryu from another marriage, found Lyanka through social networks. When the actress had four days off, she flew to Chisinau, where she talked with a relative and half-brother. Several more months passed before Gryu met her dad: this time Gheorghe found the contacts of the heiress, apologized for the past, wrote that he was proud of her, and invited him to a restaurant.

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    “We saw each other from afar, but then the red light turned on at the traffic light.Just like in the movies. The stream of cars and you stand for one and a half minutes. You wait and look at him. It was an emotional feeling. Very strong. We talked about his childhood, about my affairs. I wanted to know about my grandparents. About how he became an actor. He said in parting just one phrase: “Always feel first, and then react.” My mother calmly reacted that I began to communicate with my father. She didn’t build any barriers for me, ”Lyanka Gryu described the long-awaited meeting.

    First roles and first disappointments

    In “Little Princess” Lyanka played Becky

    Little Lyanka appeared in the short film “One”, which received many prizes at European festivals, then appeared in the films “Red Cherry” and “The Third Son” and became famous for the role of the friend of the main character in the film “Little Princess” …It was obvious that the girl would connect her fate with acting, and soon Gryu was already filming in the films Who Else But Us, Triumph and Detectives.

    Dreams of a brilliant film career began to interest the girl less when she first fell in love. The 16-year-old actress went to dances and painting lessons, and in the yard she constantly noticed the same company. As a result, Lyanka began to communicate and drink with young people, and began an affair with the main handsome man. The youthful relationship ended a year later when Gryu found out about the guy’s betrayal.

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    “When a person leaves, there is a scar that actually hardens you. That bad love experience helped me focus on my work. I plunged headlong into a career, began to study at the institute. I realized that I need to support myself, educate, protect myself, ”said the actress.

    The film “The Return of the Musketeers, or the Treasures of Cardinal Mazarin” was rated low by critics

    Like her mother, Lyanka entered VGIK and devoted herself to acting.They started talking about the prospects of the young artist after the role of Violetta in “Doomed to become a star” and the image of Sveta from “Come in, don’t be afraid, come out, don’t cry.”

    With apprehension, Gryu took up work on the character of D’Artagnan’s daughter in The Return of the Musketeers, or the Treasures of Cardinal Mazarin: the director chose the wrong moment to meet the girl with Mikhail Boyarsky – the star had just returned from the Taras Bulba site, was exhausted and irritable … However, by the end of filming, Boyarsky reviewed the material, positively assessed the young colleague’s game and even gave her a luxurious bouquet of roses before leaving.

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    To continue the saga about the musketeers, Lyanka learned to fence and ride, and to work in the film “There are only girls in sports” she got acquainted with the basics of snowboarding. Interesting roles went to the actress in “Barvikha”, the TV series “Sherlock Holmes” and “Scouts”. Well, in the “Pregnancy Test”, the artist had a chance to play with her mother. Subsequently, the fans concluded that the relatives largely repeated the fate of their heroines: like Dina Rafailovna, Stella Ilnitskaya survived the death of her chosen one, and Olga Olshanskaya coped with love disappointment and found a reliable man, like Gryu herself.

    Struggle for the health of the child

    In the relationship between the spouses, absolute mutual understanding reigns

    In the latter case, we are talking, of course, about the director Mikhail Weinberg, whom Lyanka met on the set of the film “Looking for You”. “I remember our first meeting. He had a stupid shirt, but he was laughing so well. I liked that Misha is very sincere. He never played a wolf man, was not a mysterious brutal. He is an intense, charismatic person. Initially, it was friendship, which grew into love, ”the actress admitted.

    Relations developed rapidly: in November 2009, Gryu solemnly handed over the keys to the apartment to her chosen one, on February 14 he already proposed to her, and in July 2010 the lovers got married. At 22, the artist became a mother, not fearing that her career would be interrupted: the birth of her son Maxim, on the contrary, helped the actress grow both personally and professionally. Only the child was diagnosed with a speech delay and diagnosed with autism.

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    “In Russia, we were prescribed serious drugs that strongly affect the functioning of the brain.In this regard, we began to look for other specialists. We went to New York and passed the necessary tests. This is how this city appeared in my life. The doctor told me that every day I have to be with my child, to work with him … And recently we had this diagnosis removed! I’m so happy! And Maxim even went to a class for gifted children, ”Lyanka shared last year.

    For three years, the artist refused roles, devoting all the time to raising and treating the child

    The actress was connected with America not only to the child’s treatment, but also to work: she flew to the United States on a tourist visa, but after a year and a half she realized that she wanted to stay there, and issued green card.Friends helped to find an agent, so from now on the artist starred in both foreign and Russian projects. By the way, the move had a positive effect on the relationship of the star with her husband: earlier the couple faced a crisis, since Lyanka was mainly in Moscow, and Mikhail was in St. Petersburg.

    “I am very grateful to Misha for supporting me and for organizing everything. I dealt with visas, found an apartment in New York, did everything to make us feel comfortable. Well, I was able to relax and take some kind of position of my own – my wife’s, my mother’s, I was busy with the house, creating coziness, ”the actress emphasized.

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    The artist had to live in two countries, because for the sake of filming in “Pregnancy Test” and “Roller Coaster” she had to rush from the USA to Moscow. However, the actress was unlikely to be depressed by the demand. By the way, in addition to working in the frame, the star was also interested in the other side of the cinema: the short film “I See You” directed by Lyanka was included in the competition program of the festival in Paris, so now fans are expecting a full meter from the idol.

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