Genevieve Bahrenburg Battles Her Way Through Twelve Surgeries

Magazine vet in the midst of inspiring recovery from injuries caused by 2013 New Year's Eve fall.

StyleLite managing editor Hannah Ongley recently spoke with Genevieve Bahrenburg, a former staffer at Vogue, Elle and Above magazines. Bahrenburg, whose parents both worked for Rolling Stone, is currently continuing her remarkable recovery from a horrific fall on New Year’s Eve 2013.

As a result of the freak accident in a Bowery apartment complex stairwell, Bahrenburg was in a coma for a month and has had to endure a dozen brain and skull surgeries. Somehow, she has remained positive about life and, in a strange coincidence, is living in the former apartment of a top 1990’s model (Kiara Kabukuru, a.k.a. Alice) who similarly survived a horrific 2000 NYC traffic accident. From the Stylelite interview:

“When we first met, it was funny, because I used to work for Vogue and she [Alice] was on the cover of Vogue, so we had a lot to discuss.”

Bahrenburg is currently involved in charity work and working on two books: one, about her harrowing personal ordeal, and the other, Close to Close, about close friend and artist Chuck Close. She tells Ongley she plans to continue contributing to Vogue.
[Pictured: Bahrenburg’s Instagram feed]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.