Super Model Teams with Superstar Celebrity Stylists to Create Centerfold Center of Attention in Playboy Magazine! May 01, 2011 00:04

What happens when you team an aspiring interior decorator from the Ukraine with a top celebrity stylist from Italy? One of the most popular Playboy Magazine centerspreads to be published in some time, if soaring newsstand sales are any indication.

“When I was told I’d be working with model Sasha Bonilova, ‘Playmate of the Month,’ the first thing I did was visualize a theme that fit her sporty, self-proclaimed 'tom boy' persona, timeless Playboy appearance, and ambitions of becoming a top interior decorator,” said Wallner, one of Hollywood’s leading celebrity stylists and founder of – a popular lingerie and fitness ware destination. “We wound up shooting her in a trendy downtown LA loft using colorful fabric rolls as a backdrop that could very well have been an interior designer’s office.”

As for Sasha’s outfit, Wallner styled her in a suggestive pale baby blue bustier – open of course – with aqua-color stockings that complimented the bustier, and a man’s tie that exposed her feisty, fun personality. Wallner pointed out that colored stockings are rare in Playboy photo shoots – but they worked beautifully in this scene.

“With everything else Sasha has going for her, her amazing eyes literally became the centerpiece for my color pallet,” said Wallner, who is also a stylist for feature films. “Many people think styling for a playboy shoot is easy, because the model is scantly clad – or not at all. While that may be true, what the model wears assumes even great importance than a normal shoot. I love the challenge and creative freedom of working on Playboy Magazine photo shoots, and their models just light up the studio.”

Wallner, who received critical acclaim for her artistic interpretation of the “La Dolce Pam” Playboy Magazine Cover in January featuring Pamela Anderson, continues to be a “go to” stylist for national magazines such as Fitness Rx, Playboy and many others.

She believes, however, that a woman doesn’t have to be a Playboy Playmate or model to look absolutely stunning day or night. “That’s exactly what I started… to give not just actresses and models amazing lingerie, swim and fitness ware to choose from – but any women who simply wants to look and feel their best.”