Let’s meet model and artist Kas­san­dra Jensen

You might think that modelling is a full time job, especially when you're as successful as Kassandra Jensen. But remarkably, this 28-year-old who has made Berlin her home, hailing from the suburbs of Seattle, still finds time on the side to dedicate herself to her art.

One of the many inte­res­ting peop­le that star­red in our cur­rent Neu­bau Eye­we­ar Loo­k­book, we got tal­king to Kas­san­dra about red wine and painting.

If you had to descri­be yourself to someo­ne you don’t know, what would you say?
Loving and cozy.

How would you descri­be your art?
Musi­cal and vibrant.

How did you start making art?
Just from a desi­re for a fresh chan­ge, a new out­look. It star­ted one day, I sat down at the table with my cof­fee and just said, I am going to start pain­ting.” I real­ly had no idea or pic­tu­re of what that meant. It snow­bal­led from there.

How did you get into model­ling?
I always wan­ted to model gro­wing up. Being so tall, it was some­thing that ever­yo­ne see­med to bring up. So one day my Mom and I went into an agen­cy in Seat­tle and tha­t’s when it began. It stay­ed pret­ty ran­dom and on and off until moving to Ber­lin whe­re it kind of unfold­ed into my full time pas­si­on and job.

One theme/​experience that is always with you and shows in your art?
Music! Without a doubt.

What inspi­res you?
Film, peop­le, tra­vel, art, music… It’s an end­less list. You never real­ly know what will inspi­re you until you are hit with it. I tend to seek out inspi­ra­ti­on in some way every day befo­re working in my stu­dio. I will sit down with some cof­fee and look over archi­ves from my favou­rite pain­ters, film stills, designs and pho­to­graphs. Anything that crea­tes a fit­ting mood and gives you a base of crea­ti­ve ener­gy. A fee­ling you are inspi­red by.

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Is fashion art?
Yes, com­ple­te­ly. Fashion is inspi­red by art and is art in its­elf. It’s a cycle that feeds its­elf. It’s art on a real­ly pure and simp­le level. Ever­ything that hel­ps you feel yourself, and express your view of the world.

What fasci­na­tes you about model­ling?
Every day is com­ple­te­ly dif­fe­rent. Of cour­se the­re is an over all trend that shifts and grows at the same time, but still to meet so many dif­fe­rent peop­le with dif­fe­rent views and tas­te. It’s some­thing you never real­ly ever get to know completely.

What does a per­fect Sunday look like to you?
Cof­fee, time in bed in a robe and rea­ding the news. A walk to some gal­le­ries, making art, ear­ly evening wine with friends and a home coo­ked meal!

One of your per­so­na­li­ty traits that would sur­pri­se other peop­le?
I can be very introverted.

If you could cho­se three peop­le dead or ali­ve for a din­ner par­ty who would you invi­te?
Helen Fran­ken­tha­ler, Bill Mur­ray and Nick Cave.

If you could live any­whe­re — whe­re would you cho­se to be?
Los Ange­les.

Three things that are always in your bag?
Lip balm, pho­ne char­ger and a small bot­t­le of coco­nut per­fu­me oil.

What do you do to relax?
Paint and drink red wine.

All images by Bru­na Kazinoti

15 Sept. 2017 · NEUBAU EYEWEAR
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