“With more than 14 years of styling experience and a total of 16 years working in fashion, Jano Kimak has recently moved to New York City. Hailing from the Slovak Republic, Jano has worked for several esteemed fashion magazines including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, and most recently in ELLE magazine as Fashion Director since 2004.
According to the magazine, “The fashion director of Elle magazine is among our most acclaimed stylists. By his refined taste he significantly influences women’s style through fashion editorials; he also commits himself to men’s fashion and collaborates with renowned fashion labels. He achieved outstanding success with his fashion story showcased by top models Denisa Dvorakova and Zuzana Starska presenting trends for year of 2009—the cover of this issue and Jano’s styling was praised by Karl Lagerfield himself in a personal letter.”
Academically trained in computer science from St. John’s University in New York, and was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for a Fortune 500 company. He considers photography his true passion. With the passing of his mother and sister, he realized that what matters to him the most in life is…connection… and how he invests his time.
Frank is also a cycling instructor and practices yoga. His inspirations come from music and music video, theater, film, traveling, and the people all around him.
Frank is a native New Yorker, and a third generation Italian. He is conversational in the Italian language. He currently resides in the West Village with his life partner. They have two dogs.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —Howard Thurman
Victor Palmos has been doing hair and makeup for more than 20 years now, catering to major celebrities and large corporate clients. He started as an apprentice for one of the biggest salons in the Philippines, and eventually put up his own salon to cater to his clientele. After doing the salon circuit for several years, he went freelance to do bigger projects.
He has done hair and makeup for international fashion campaigns and editorials, fashion magazines, movies, TV shows and other special events in the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Paris, and the U.S.A.