Model of the Week: Nancy Schneider


Left: Coat by RICOSTRU, body by AMERICAN APPAREL, pants stylist's own, shoes by ZARA. Right: Body by AMERICAN APPAREL, pants by NDUO


Left: Coat stylist's own. Right: Dress stylist's own


Left: Turtleneck by AMERICAN APPAREL, jumpsuit by NDUO. Right: Top by MIAHATAMI, pants stylist's own

Nancy was shot exclusively for by Paolo Simi, with styling by Claudia Frasca, and hair and makeup by Sara Busan. Video direction by Federico Floridi, edited by Jacob Snider. Paolo was assisted by Alessandro Lonardo and Giusepina Musumeci. Thanks to Elena Ghesini and Cristina Magnaghi.


Nancy Schneider

Women Direct (MILANO)
Also with: Storm Model Management (London) / MC2 Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv) / Zucca Model Agency (Tokyo)




Place of Origin:
Russian Federation

Ethnic Origin:
50% Russian (mom) / 50% German (dad)


How discovered:
Someone saw my photos on my Facebook and contacted me directly, but I read the message and ignored the man. (I thought that it was a joke about me that I can be a model). After few days, the man who was a scouter found my mom on Facebook also and they started to talk about me… seemed like a real deal. After some time of his conversation with my family I came for a casting for WOMEN in Milano.

Favorite things:
Cooking is my passion. I’m also a very active person and I can’t live without moving! I love to do any sport like fitness. I have been doing a classic ballet for 8 years. And the main rule of my life is whatever you do, do it 100% and with love.

Favorite music, band:
I don’t have any favorite music or bands, but the only one thing I’m really regretting that I wasn’t born in the end of 19th century or in the beginning of 20th, like jazz. So, otherwise it really depends on my mood.

Favorite movie, tv show:
To be honest I don’t like to watch any TV shows (probably because it takes a lot of free time), however, in a free evening I prefer to watch a movie. I love the work of some filmmaker such as Stanley Kubrick.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I believe in one thing in this question: Doesn’t matter what are you wearing and where it was made, but you should look beautiful like a goddess. And the best things to keep yourself in great form are healthy food and active lifestyle.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Till the time when I was the child I’m dreaming to be a creator in an advertising agency. If you can give any idea to this world you give the new variation of development of history.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Any good or bad situations make you more stronger day by day. It’s an invaluable experience. Like the ability to communicate with a people from different parts of the world, the ability to make decisions, etc. Most of us came to the fashion world as the children and we have became humans with really with bright personalities.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
When I’m free from the modeling you can find me in two places: Tel-Aviv or Moscow (depend on the year, season, and where my family is for now). Both are my hometown. People are always the mirror of their country.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Too hard to choose just one… All of them contribute to the fashion industry. Anyway, the most important thing for me is the team, because every job is a little story for your big life experience.

Place you would love to visit:
I’d love to have a trip around Asian countries. I find it attractive because it’s not similar to Europe and other countries. Think it’s a good way to know yourself.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Peace in the world! It’s even not a joke. Peaceful beginning of the all beginnings.

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  • great look and expression, beautiful eyes………………………W

  • nitesh choudhary

    Awesome eyes and pretty figure

  • Lil

    Stunning features, cute freckles!

  • Daren

    Grace Coddington would adore this girl