Q : Karina, please tell us a little bit about yourself to begin with. (How old are you, Where were you born and where do you live now, What is your profession and do you have other besides modeling?
I am 25 years old. I’m from Russia. I have been working as a model for the last three years. In addition to modeling work, I was very interested in IT sphere. At the moment I’m learning software developer.
Q : What do you love most about modelling?
For me, my activity offers the opportunity to travel. I have visited 10 different countries over the past three years. I consider that it’s a useful experience in life. It’s certainly a creative process, every shot is unique, every time you get into a new project where you meet new people. there is no place for routine in this work.
Q : What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
For me, each work is special and significant in its own way. But most of all I love the podium. One of the most memorable fashion show was in Paris, on the Eiffel Tower. It was awesome.
Q : What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
Model life is not as easy and carefree as it might seem at first glance. Shooting day can last from 16-20 hours. During the fashion week you can forget about a dream at all because of castings, fitting, shows. The world of fashion is always one season ahead. In winter they photograph the summer collection, and in summer they photograph the winter collection. I will never forget the shooting of ski clothing at air temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius. It was not easy.
Q : Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
This is difficult because all of them are so uniquely talented and fabulous.
Q : Define your personal style.
Classy, simple, and modern.
Q : Who would you say is your ‘style muse’?
Q : Your favourite designer is… ?
That is like the ultimate double-edge sword of a question! There are so many incredible designers with which I have worked, and they all have completely different tastes which I respect and value. I don’t think I could ever pick just one.
Q : Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Q : What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
In the near future I would like to continue my modeling