“What you’re seeing in the photos you took are the common areas,” she explains of the photographs on these pages. “It’s not really the place in the house where I get my mojo on.” She has her own section of the penthouse decorated rather simply with a large dressing closet. During the photo shoot, she was wearing jeans as she straddled the antique horse in the hallway. “I wasn’t expecting my mom to be there, but she just stopped by,” she remembers. Mrs. Hearst gracefully walked by her daughter and out of the room, before having her secretary interrupt. “Mrs. Hearst says it is inappropriate to be on the horse. Please get off the horse.” Thankfully, Beracasa got her picture before she climbed down.
- Christopher Bollen, Photography by Douglas Friedman