Model of the Week: Julia Ratner

Julia was shot exclusively for by Clark Franklyn, with styling by Laetitia Mannessier, and hair and makeup by Mona Leanne. Special thanks to Pierre Yves Morvan and Sabrina Kakar.


Julia Ratner (Yuliia Ratner)

Elite London (London)
OK’s Models (Ukraine – mother agency)
Elite Paris (Paris)
Elite Milan (Milan)
Elite Barcelona (Barcelona)
Elite Amsterdam (Amsterdam)
Elite Copenhagen (Copenhagen)


179cm (5’10.5″)


Place of Origin:
Zaporizhia, Ukraine

Ethnic Origin:


How discovered:
My friend’s mom went to another city to sell a cat and she found out that the woman who was buying the cat is a director of the model agency. Since her daughter and I are friends she knew that I wanted to become a model so she showed my pictures the director who called me. Today they are my mother agency. ThankYou! Life is crazy :)

Favorite things:
To create. Doesn’t matter what and how. I can make birds from paper or draw random people’s faces, I can make candles or soap if I feel that I want to create something like that. I can’t live without this.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Currently I have openings from my favorites anime mostly. And “One day baby we’ll be old”. Obsessed.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Right now it’s a TV show called “Orange is the New Black” and anime “Erased”

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:

I really love the work of Miuccia Prada and how she can create two different women from Prada to MiuMiu. I also like the brand Ellie Saab and how easily you can recognize his designs. Favorite Beauty products are scrubs. All kinds of them.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
The hardest question in my life. Literally I have no idea. I would live this typical teenager life and continue to create. I would be trying to find and feel myself.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?

If I love it it’s obviously cool for me ;)

Favorite modeling experience so far?
I think it was a moment when I came to Elite in Paris. Not my first show or something like this. First meeting with my French family was the most exciting and emotional moment of my life.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
My hometown taught me how to appreciate what I have and first of all: my job. That’s why when I saw big European cities I was so thankful that I was born in a small industrial town because I had thoughts and feelings that a person from a big modern city will never have.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I did Chanel last 2 seasons and I would love to keep doing it because it’s a brand with such a huge history and I really look up to the work that Karl Lagerfeld does.

Place you would love to visit:
The Moon because isn’t it the most interesting thing in the world? To see something that 99% of people will never see.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
What I’m accomplishing right now. My job… And keeping my family and friends close to me. That’s it…

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