MISSING!! Ataui has been missing since Aug. 6 after disappearing near a Midtown nightclub, police said Monday.
whose full name is Ataui Deng Hopkins, was last seen near 251 West 48th St., where nightclubs XVI Lounge and The Attic are located, at roughly 11 p.m., according to the NYPD.
She was reported missing by her boyfriend, Grant Monohon, on Aug. 16, sources said. He told investigators that the last time he saw her, Aug. 6, she told him she wanted to sleep in a park, law enforcement sources said.
Relatives also told detectives that Deng would occasionally take off for a few days, sources said.
A man who said he was the owner of The Attic said police had been by but, “we don’t know nothing. She was never here.”
A manager there said Grant Monohon (Ataui’s bf) never worked there. Monohon’s Instagram feed is covered with photos of him, Deng and other people partying at The Attic and other nightclubs.
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Anyone with any information about Deng’s disappearance is asked to called Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). , or NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or text TIP577 to the number 274637. Or Email FindAtaui@gmail.com
I know it’s unusual for the blog, but I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past week as it’s been…an emotional one.
Usually, when a prominent person who has had an effect on my life dies, I do a brief memorial post as I treat this blog as a scrapbook and it helps me to jot things down here and there. This past week we said goodbye to Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, and Jay Adams - three unique, and beyond talented, individuals that elicit so many memories in my life it’s hard to know where to begin. So I thought that instead of beginning anywhere, I’m just going to say thank you to three glorious souls. Whether you were touched by all three or just one, we all have fond memories tied to their works and our lives have been made richer because of it.
I also want to take a moment for Michael Brown. Like many of you, I’ve watched as the events in Ferguson continue to unfold, while running a gamut of emotions. What I keep coming back to is the lack of shock I think most of us feel. An innocent person (an 18yr old child) was murdered, because of the color of his skin, and that is sickeningly not at all unusual. Brown is just another name in a long list of racially motivated deaths, and we as a society need to somehow have an honest conversation about this or that list will just keep growing. This isn’t an isolated incident. There is a very blatant common theme. Now, I have no great insight into how that conversation happens, but I think it starts with those who insist we live in a post-racial world closing their mouths and opening and their eyes and ears. Brown’s murder, and the insane authoritative response that has followed in Ferguson need to be talked about. Nothing about what is happening is okay.
I send well wishes and positive thoughts to all of you as we get ready for a new week.
Being a single girl in New York… it’s what you should be doing in your twenties!
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Elisa Sednaoui for Vogue Italia September 2012 by Peter Lindbergh
The Homecoming: Julia Sarr-Jamois by Bruce Weber for VOGUE UK September 2014
Photo: Bruce Weber
Styling: Joe McKenna
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Anton Corbijn’s portrait of Alexander McQueen from the T archives. The full interview with the filmmaker and photographer on music, fashion and going back to the basics. http://nyti.ms/1tJZx2B
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Liv Tyler for Violet Grey July 2014, by Guy Aroch
Adriana Lima for LOVE Magazine F/W 2014, by Inez & Vinoodh