VESTAL

SASHA INTERVIEW

PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEVIN SINCLAIR   (SASHA BELYAEVA)

Creative Director Kevin Sinclair

Turtle neck wool sweater  Saint Laurent . Hat  Dakine . Necklace  Givenchy

Turtle neck wool sweater Saint Laurent. Hat Dakine. Necklace Givenchy


ALWAYS MYSTERIOUS, SASHA BELYAEVA HAS MANAGED TO WHISPER HER WAY TO THE TOP OF THE MUSIC SCENE BEFORE RELEASING ANYTHING TO THE PUBLIC. VESTAL MAGAZINE WAS OFFERED A LISTEN AND A FEW WORDS.


Opposite of the overexposure in pop music, Sasha music is being experienced like opium, she has hosted private listens to small groups of fans, music executives, and press for the past two months, reportedly at The Light Church in Osaka, Japan and the Secret Apartment at Radio City Hall, New York. The Russian Singer, 20, has taken a monk like vow of silence for months. She invited us to dinner which turned into one of the strangest nights we’ve experienced in New York. We received a list of fairly normal instructions such as no phones or recording at the dinner(of course), and to be quiet when entering and to not knock.

When we arrive at her apartment as requested at 11pm, her doorman patted us down  and firmly requested our phones. We didn’t agree to this over email but it made sense all considering. So we handed them over.

The building was fairly ordinary, very tall and overlooks the New York Harbour. We were then directed to her floor and were made to get off one floor below hers because the elevator makes a sound and they are often recording(we were told it can be heard from her apartment). We did as instructed and were directed towards a staircase down a very long hall. As we walked down, we both felt a strange feeling that we were being watched, then noticed that all the apartments doors were slightly open and we could see eyes peeking at us as we walked down the hall. It made us feel uneasy as we were not sure if we were being loud or were unwelcome in the building. Someone down the hall said in a strong voice “What are you doing here?”. When I looked back to see who it was, some of the doors closed a bit and we got uneasy and walked quickly(We felt like everyone was mad at us in some strange way and it took the confidence from our step) upstairs to her apartment and entered quietly. 

Jacket  Private Policy . Long rib sweather  Rick Owens . Pleated long skirt  Saint Laurent . Boots  Dr. Martins

Jacket Private Policy. Long rib sweather Rick Owens. Pleated long skirt Saint Laurent. Boots Dr. Martins


Hooded cotton sweater  Private Policy.  Zip-front leather skirt  Saint Laurent

Hooded cotton sweater Private Policy. Zip-front leather skirt Saint Laurent


Rain coat  Stutterheim . Turtle neck sweater  Prad a. Skirt and boots vintage  PHI . Leggings around head  Wolford . Baseball cap  Epoch . Necklace Sasha’s own

Rain coat Stutterheim. Turtle neck sweater Prada. Skirt and boots vintage PHI. Leggings around head Wolford. Baseball cap Epoch. Necklace Sasha’s own


Turtle neck sweater  Saint Laurent . Hat  Dakine . Necklace  Givenchy

Turtle neck sweater Saint Laurent. Hat Dakine. Necklace Givenchy


Jacket  Lie Sangbong . Leather pants vintage  PH

Jacket Lie Sangbong. Leather pants vintage PH


Photographer Kevin Sinclair. Artist Sasha Belyaeva @ System Management. Hair stylist Charles McNair. Make up Manami Ishikaw a  using UTOWA

Photographer Kevin Sinclair. Artist Sasha Belyaeva @ System Management. Hair stylist Charles McNair. Make up Manami Ishikawa using UTOWA


Dress  Pat Bo . Boots  Dr. Martins . Sweater dress wrapped around waist  Rick Owens

Dress Pat Bo. Boots Dr. Martins. Sweater dress wrapped around waist Rick Owens


Jacket  Private Policy . Pleated long skirt  Saint Laurent . Sweater  Rick Owens . Boots  Dr. Martins.

Jacket Private Policy. Pleated long skirt Saint Laurent. Sweater Rick Owens. Boots Dr. Martins.


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Sasha Belyaeva is the only Russian music artist signed to a major record label in the United States.
Button down shirt with tank top  Federica Tosi . Baseball cap  Epoch . Durag stylist own

Button down shirt with tank top Federica Tosi. Baseball cap Epoch. Durag stylist own


Button down shirt with tank top  Federica Tosi . Baseball cap  Epoch . Durag stylist own

Button down shirt with tank top Federica Tosi. Baseball cap Epoch. Durag stylist own


Jacket  Lie Sangbong.  Turtle neck  Prada . Leather pants vintage  PHI . Boots  Dr. Martins

Jacket Lie Sangbong. Turtle neck Prada. Leather pants vintage PHI. Boots Dr. Martins


Ribbed stretch-knit midi skirt  Joseph . Jacket vintage  PHI . Turtle neck  Prada . Boots  Dr. Matins

Ribbed stretch-knit midi skirt Joseph. Jacket vintage PHI. Turtle neck Prada. Boots Dr. Matins


Hooded sweatshirt  Nike . Jacket  Diesel Black Gold . Earring  Givenchy . Wool cap  Epoch

Hooded sweatshirt Nike. Jacket Diesel Black Gold. Earring Givenchy. Wool cap Epoch


Blouse  Lie Sangbong . Pleated skirt  Versace . Necklace  Givenchy.  Boots  Dr. Martins

Blouse Lie Sangbong. Pleated skirt Versace. Necklace Givenchy. Boots Dr. Martins


Jacket  Private Policy . Pleated long skirt  Saint Laurent . Boots  Dr. Martins

Jacket Private Policy. Pleated long skirt Saint Laurent. Boots Dr. Martins