Anna was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Paola Vivas (assisted by Andy Sandman), with styling by Ashlee Hill (assisted by Emma Louise Beedie), set design by Laura Little (assisted by Chris Dent), hair by Waka Adachi using Bumble and Bumble, and makeup by Marino Asahi using Nars, Make Up For Ever & Mykitco. Thanks to Christopher & Millie.
Storm Management (London)
Marilyn Agency (New York)
Premium Models (Paris)
FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT (Milan)
Blow Models (Barcelona)
Hollywood Model Management LA (Los Angeles)
Ego Models (Ukraine – mother agency)
Place of Origin:
I had a friend who was a model. She introduced me to her agency, Ego Models, which is now my mother agency.
What was your first modeling job?
My first job was shooting e-commerce for Bershka, part of the Inditex group. I actually wasn’t nervous. It was a great team and I still work with them. They’re like family.
My sketchbook. And ice cream.
What are you listening to at the moment?
My favorite bands are Hurts and Habitat. I also really like Russian music, music from the 90s, and hip-hop.
Favorite movie, tv show:
Stranger Things, Black Mirror, and Girls are my favorite shows. My favorite movie of all time is I-Origins.
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Gucci is one of my favorite brands. I’ve done the show 4 times and really enjoy working with them. My favorite fragrance is by Moschino—it’s called I Love Love. I have two favorite beauty products: RMS Beauty Oil, which is really moisturizing and hydrating. And I can’t live without Lait-Crème Concentrè by Embryolisse. A makeup artist used it on me in Paris and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.
What were you doing before modeling?
Before modeling, I was in school. I was preparing for exams to enter the Lviv National Academy of Arts.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
If I wasn’t modeling, I’d be studying painting.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I love to buy t-shirts and hats with names of cities on them. I have lots of things that say “New York” and “London” and “Paris”.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
My favorite modeling experience was shooting a story for Elle. We were on a fishing boat, and it was really rainy and stormy that day. The best part about it was learning that I got the cover after.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
One of the best things about Ukraine is the new and developing young generation of creative people. There are many up-and-coming artists, musicians, designers, etc…
Which brand would you really love to model for?
I’d love to shoot with Tim Walker. I really love the element of fantasy in his work. I’d also really love to walk for Miu Miu.
Place you would love to visit:
Asia. Particularly Tokyo.
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Getting my driver’s license.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
There’s an old Russian proverb I learned from my mom: “Never be afraid to do what you don’t know how to do. The Ark was built by an amateur. The Titanic was built by professionals.”