Say what you will about personal displays of affection - whether you love them or hate them - but Friday morning’s PDA between Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic was sheer perfection.
To launch the new campaign for the DKNY Original Fragrance, Anja and Sasha recreated the movie moment in front of Sephora in Times Square. After arriving in the back of a taxi cab, Sasha jumped on top of one of the bright yellow cars, then gallantly lent Anja his hand to help her up as well. While posing for the slew of paparazzi and passersby, the real life, soon to be married couple embraced and incited a wave of awes from the crowd as they kissed away - just like the campaign. “I had the original poster on my wall,” said Anja, “so when this project came out, it was like a little girl’s dream come true, especially since we were doing it together, we didn’t have to fake it.”
A self proclaimed true New York couple, Anja and Sasha met on set during a photoshoot, then ran into each other in New Orleans, and finally saw each other for a third time on the city street a few months later, leading them both to believe in fate. and their first date in Central Park. “He was trying to make me believe that when you see a turtle it’s good luck, and I was like, I don’t think so,” joked Anja. “The funny thing was, we were dressed really similar. I had a white shirt with blue stripes and he had the same shirt!”
Cut to months later, and here they are - engaged and kissing in front of the whole of Times Square. “It’s really fantastic - doing this in Times Square,” said Sasha. “Such a normal day on the job. It feels incredible [to kiss on the roof of a cab;] we need to do it more often. My family is visiting for the first time, so they got the chance to see it. Of course we’ll pretend this is how every day is!”