Armed with piercing blue eyes, angular bone structure, the perfect quirky pout and most difficult and fun to pronounce last name, Sasha Pivovarova, is the Russian model who has all the hallmarks of a conventional beauty in a definitively unconventional way. Sasha’s mark as a top model is her ability to work within both friendly commercialism and powerful couture. Sasha transforms and transcends the fashion into a look that is covetable and inspirational. Her unique look has her at number four on Models.com’s Top 50 Models ranking with the likes of Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Freja Beha Erichson, Anja Rubik, and her rank-mate Karlie Kloss.
Sasha’s modeling career started in 2005 when her photographer boyfriend (now husband), Igor Vishnyakov, introduced her to New York’s IMG agency. She made her debut at Prada’s autumn/winter show as the opener. Shortly after, she became the long-running face of Prada, favorite of photographer, Steven Meisel, and landed countless editorial and campaign shoots including: Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, H&M, Kenzo, Gap, Miu Miu, Rag & Bone, and Just Cavalli.
MODEL OFF DUTY: SASHA’S STREET STYLE
Sasha is known for sashaying on the catwalk but she shines off the runway as well. Her street style is definitely an inspiration to anyone who sees it. Completely creative and working with her favorite essentials in different ways over and over, she shows the fashion world that an artistic touch to dressing is imperative to style. Is it possible to not die for her amazing use of scarves? We think not.
+ SASHA’S STYLE: Think long, loose, and messy layers, headscarves paired with layered necklaces, statement coats and jackets.
EDITORIAL WORK: SASHA’S HIGH FASHION MAGAZINE PHOTOS
Vogue Italia: May 2010 | Love Is In The Hair by Emma Summerton
→ On the EIU cover, beauty editorial with over the top va-va-voom hair and theatrical makeup by Alex Box.
British Vogue: March 2010 | China White by Tim Walker
→ Classic portraiture with a surrealist high fashion edge, Marie Antionette style.
British Vogue: March 2011 | Demob! By Daniel Jackson
→ Non-nonsense British effortless style with fun and carefree poses from the real Sasha Fierce (sorry Beyonce fans!)
Vogue Paris: May 2011 | Impulsion Fluo
→ Sasha shows off the bright, highlighter colored fashions of the Summer.
Vogue Korea: April 2011 | Cover Shoot
→ Cover girl in a bowl cut and graphic menswear inspired pieces.
Vogue Japan: August 2011 | Tough Love by Hedi Slimane
→ Sasha takes on the powerful monochromatic Fall looks in both color and grayscale photos.
V Magazine: Sep 2010 | Uptown & Down
→ Avant garde and dramatic fashion along with Freja Beha Erichson, Carmen Kass, and Anna Selezneva.
CAMPAIGN WORK: COMMERCIAL LOOKS FOR ADVERTISING
H&M | Fall 2009 by Terry Richardson
→ Sasha sports the looks of H&M’s Fall 09 line featured in their magazine and store displays.
Just Cavalli | Spring 2011 by Mert & Marcus
→ From summer denim to bold colorful prints, Sasha wears the seventies styles well.
Miu Miu | Spring 2011 by Mert & Marcus
→ Sasha’s back at the Prada house, this time at Miu Miu, for Spring/Summer 2011.
Free People | April 2011 Lookbook by Guy Aroch
→ Sasha shows off her more commercial side in the Free People lookbook with boho casual outfits.
Santa Lolla | Spring 2011 by Henrique Gendre
→ Bright orange lips, messy hair, and neutral colored colored clothing pairs amazingly with pops of bright accessories.
MORE SASHA: HER ARTWORK + LINKS
Before modeling, Sasha was an art history student in Russia and she continues to paint and draw today. Her artwork has been shown in galleries in Europe, New York and published in Vogue Paris. Sasha’s life is surrounded by creativity in all aspects, which helps her collaborate well with her fashion designer friends. She is currently working with Miuccia Prada to create a book of her artwork and Karl Lagerfeld to illustrate a book based on Russian fairytales.
To see more of Sasha online check out these links:
- FYSashaP on Tumblr
- Sasha Pivovarova on Models.com
- Sasha Pivovarova on Style.com
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