I tried to translate Natasha's article from Vogue Turkey as requested by LucaNatashaFan in the VT thread. The article is quite long so I translated some key points/quotes from Natasha.
"I inherited my bone structure from my mother. We have the identical cheekbones, little nose and wide forehead. I took the light hair and my height from my father. So I'm 80% my mother and 20% my father"
"When you are a new girl with a unique face and a good body, people want you on their runway or campaign. You are instantly popular. But after a while everyone gets used to your face, and that's where your modeling talent and professionalism matters. In this industry, your relationships and connections are essential. You have to be a professional. This is teamwork and it is a fact that a model is only a part of the team. But you can't build an ego on your face and body. If you don't have a work discipline, you'll lose. Modeling is my job, it's my university."
"I have to wake up for a shoot at 5 am, even if I slept at 2 in the morning the previous night. My eyes have to open. More, you have to be productive during the whole shoot. When you start repeating yourself, the shoots begin to get monotonous. You work with a team who assigns you a whole new characterand you have to pay back all the effort that was put into you. Modeling is more than just smiling and posing. I think it is even more difficult than acting, because you have to deliver a messagesimply with your pose and looks. Styling and makeup help you get in the moodbut it is not always that easy to be "that woman"
"I put my health before anything else. So I care more about my health than my body. The rest just follows. The right eating, working out and other things you do for your health are followed by a fit body anyway. You have to be honest with yourself in these matters."
It is saidthat Natasha has met Peter in a New Year's party in Paris and have fallen in love that very night. "If we have cildren, it is guaranteed that they will be tall and blonde." The interviewer tells her that maybe she will give birth to a future supermodels. "why not! Growing up away from your family teaches you to live on your own, stand on your own feet. Thanks to my profession I am more self confident. If my daughter was to become a model, I would give her all the tips. Wouldn't that be cool!"
"I love spending time with my husband. I wish I could cook for him nore often. When I was a little girl my mother taught me some Russian dishes and I still remember some. But do not really get time for cuisine work. Sometimes we don't see each other for more than a week."
The interviewer asks her what Peter thinks about being married to a supermodel. "Honestly, he doesn't treat me like one. Even sometimes when I see some shoots I have done, I'm like wow is this really how i look. Peter is a confident man who is not jealous. Otherwise it would have been difficult, I don't think it is easy to be married to a "supermodel" Peter makes me feel like he thinks he is lucky to be married to me, and I feel lucky to have him."
There is a Q&A section as well.
What is your guilty pleasure? Eating pizza!
What would you have been doing if you were not a model? A travel agency owner or a therapist.
Who makes you laugh? My husband Peter and my goddaughter eight year old Vlada
what makes your heart beat faster? Exercising
If you were a journalist, who would be one person you'd interview? Michael Jackson. Even though hewas on stage his entire life, I felt he had many secrets. There would be so many things to ask...
A misconception about you? That I make money just by standing there just because I'm beautiful.
Do you have fears? Bugs! And when I travel aloneand I wakeup alone in a dark hotel room. It's like a panic attack, it scares me.
What would you steal from whose wardrobe? Carine Roitfeld's everything
Favorite books and movies? Hard to choose. Paulo Coelho'S Veronika Decides to Die and Eleven Minutes. Patrick Süskind, The Perfume. Dostoyevski, The Idiot. Tolstoy, Anna Karenina. Movies: The Reader, Gone With The Wind, Malena
Favorite piece of art? I like pop art and Takashi Murakami is a favorite of mine. I'm lucky to have some of his creations at my housr.
Describe love? Trust, support, trade of positive energy. I believe in energy!
What does fame mean for you? The payback of hard work.
What has been on your iPod lately? A new English singer, Emeli Sande and her song Next to Me. I'm really good at discovering new talent!
What were your impressions of Turkey? I have come to your country with my husband and friends. First we vscationed in Bodrum and the came to İstanbul. I loved the boat excursion we have on the Bosporus. The mystical atmospehere of the Yerebatan Pakace was unforgettable. We were in wter up to our ankles in the dark. Your food is awesome and great hospitality and people are really helpful. I loved thst you are proud of your national identity and I think that is what makes a country so unforgettable, that it has a unique character. And you truly have this uniqueness. For sure, I will be coming back!
*sigh ! don't you just love reading her interview !! everytime I see an interview that feature Ms. Poly I just freaking out ... like the feeling of when I woke up and checked out the thread and found out that she got a mag cover or a campaign .. you know what I'm talking about !!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it...and now I feel like a girl's best friend already !
I just love how Natasha mentioned Carine Roitfeld in her interview. It's amazing how these years have passed and each of them are dedicated and respectful towards one another. I would die to see them work together more often.
Those L'Oréal shots are fantastic. A brand like L'Oréal doesn't need celebrities to front their campaigns. Natasha's face is unique.. but also relatable. And I think that's the main goal a cosmetics brand wants to accomplish. Natasha's Elvive Nutri-Gloss commercial is on TV all the time here. I've also see the Elnett Lumiere ad throughout multiple magazines.
^ I know right !!! She's such a classy and a loyal person !! Not to mention the mishap early this yr with Carine's son. And I didn't know that the cosmetic deal mean so much to her ...maybe because she's a fan of loreal since she was a little girl. Posted via Mobile Device
The heroine of our first cover Russian top model Natasha Poly Xenia Wagner said of his spectacular career, beauty secrets and the true color of his hair.
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Natasha Poly meets me in a room of the Moscow "Ritz", where our interview is scheduled. Flowing hair, tight black jeans, top with a cutout of makeup - mascara and lipstick only natural color. Looking like Natasha flying towards me on her high heels, I remember a few years ago, she lost her shoe on the show Victoria's Secret - then heel stuck between the catwalk boards. Natasha calmly continued to walk in the same shoes with unimaginable heels - as if the two were on their feet. She then gave me an ovation - for their courage and professionalism.
Reputation as one of the most professional and disciplined models it so far. In the ranking of the most popular models according to models.com Poly takes second place. Thanks to a fantastic facial modeling, which seemed to have mixed graphically Nordic and Russian romance - incredible cheekbones, a high forehead, eyebrows vrazlet, barely noticeable harsh squint. Thanks to a cat flexible body which resemble the great "kibermodel" 60 Veruschka. With the ability to transformations, for which photographers call it a chameleon. Just last season, Pauly starred in advertising campaigns for five fashion brands - from H & M to Prada.
The most difficult time - Fashion Week. The whole month you touch all and sundry - stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists. Do not ask, just pulled from all sides, then grabbed by the hair, then his face. You're always somewhere in a hurry, desperately does not spill
Articles about Polly wrote that she and childhood dreams of becoming a model. I ask, is it true? Or every beautiful girl from a simple family of Permian (her real name - Polevschikova) wants to break into the world of big and shiny? "We lived very modestly, to magazines money ever spent. Is that my mother subscribed directory with patterns Burda, which I sewed clothes. Sometimes I took the glossy magazines with girlfriends. I liked looking at the pictures of models, but I could not even imagine what a great job behind each of these pictures. " Conductor in the fashion business has a cousin who happened to see an ad in the newspaper about a beauty contest New Model Today and dragged it fifteen Natasha. "I thought I was not beautiful, and that the figure I do not have - says Pauly. - At fourteen I strongly stretched - went to my father, I have it under six feet. In school, I immediately began to tease dildo. But in the end I gave up under the pressure of his sister. We have come with her to this casting, tanned, funny. It appeared before the show to take a two-week training - learn to walk properly, paint, turn around in high heels. Sister refused, and I decided to try it. "
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The first step of Natasha won. Celebrated the victory with his mother, a strict secret from father-policeman. When the question of a trip to Moscow for the next stage of the competition, my mother said, "Go, I'll take care of everything." In Moscow, Natasha took only third place. "Cnachala I thought," It did not work - well, forgotten. " And then I got a call from the director of Why Not Agency, who saw me in the contest, and was invited to Milan. " The Pope, who had to tell the whole story for a long time to hold the line. "Our family has always been strict discipline - says Natasha's mother Larissa Vladislavovna. - At the latest nine pm Natasha was supposed to be home. And then - a different country, strangers. Also at that time, ten years ago, the profession model many were biased. But somehow I managed to convince my husband. " Mom was sure that Natasha will succeed. And not just because the daughter has always been pretty, tall and thin as a reed ("Natasha ate Grandma pancakes and pies with cabbage and never recovering either per gram"). But also because the daughter passionately loved everything connected with clothes and makeup. Fumbled with the girls at my grandmother's trunk, pulled out the most incredible things, dress, lipstick my mother's red lipstick. It has always been a passion for reincarnation.
First time in Milan mom all the time was near. "Natasha plunged into work and just two months freely spoke in English - Larisa Vladislavovna. - It was very hard, but she never complained to me not to. " Complain and did not play up to Natasha's rules. Stylists and photographers chorus saying that Natasha - man of iron. "Perhaps this is in me since childhood - said Natasha. - The parents loved me, but brought up quite strict: no play, until all things are made. "
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Natasha was a breakthrough for 2004 - for the first time when she came to the podium at the show Emanuel Ungaro, has taken part in 54 shows in Milan, Paris and New York and appeared on the cover of French Vogue. Since then, she continues to work in the same nonsense mode. "Many people think that the work of the model - nothing, nothing complicated. And this is the hard physical and mental work, - said Natasha. - The most difficult time - Fashion Week. The whole month you touch all and sundry - stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists. Do not ask, just pulled from all sides, then grabbed by the hair, then his face. You're always somewhere in a hurry, desperately does not spill. "
Natasha never chased money, accepting only those offers, which were of interest to her. Perhaps as a reward for this election, and it has received a contract, which dreams of each model. Poly recently became the international face of cosmetics giant L'Oréal Paris. "Most happy mother - smiling Natasha. - And at first I could not believe it: went round and round the room, and called all his friends. My childhood cling phrase of the commercials L'Oréal Paris: «Because I deserve it." In life it is necessary to achieve a lot before you say such a thing. Therefore ambassador L'Oréal Paris - Milla Jovovich, Bianca Balti, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria - not only beautiful, but also a strong, charismatic personality. They do not just advertise cosmetics. They teach women to believe in themselves. " The first lip gloss, which is still at the school bought a Natasha, was this brand. "I am terribly proud that I could afford such a good makeup."
"Husband never hindered my work. Only selfish close loved one in four walls"
Means that in addition to L'Oréal Paris today helps her look so luxurious?
First of all - rest. "After the fashion week, I sit at home - eat, sleep, watch TV. And in normal operating mode, shuttling between three cities (Amsterdam Natasha's husband, sorokadvuhletny businessman Peter Bakker, in New York - the work in Perm - parents) try to periodically "to disable the brain." When I can not sleep before an important shot, listen to your favorite CD with the sounds of Africa. " The second important point - the right food. "I had a girlfriend, a vegetarian, I looked at her and thought:" How can she eat well? "But then one time we lived together, and she taught me how to cook different vegetarian dishes. I decided to try to stay a week vegetarian. Since then, it took eight years, and I'd rather not eat a piece of meat. In addition, follow the simple rule - do not abuse bold and sweet, I drink lots of water, take vitamins "Berocca." I lead a healthy lifestyle, but without fanaticism - can enjoy a drink or eat a pie. " It looks like it's true - a week ago I came across a tweet to her delight at the Brussels waffles.
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For six years, Natasha dye his hair in the same shade of blonde. "My natural color - light brown. I first wanted to be a blonde in the fifth grade. Asked my mother to give me highlights. But she said: "This is an end of school, then we color your hair, as long as you have time to think."
As a result, blonde Natasha did work - she dyed her hair for the campaign Gucci. Changed if her sense of self? "Yes, I have become more confident. I remember right after the shoot I was flying somewhere, and all the men on the plane looked at me. Then I thought, "Wow, how to WARNING!" For many years I crash at L'Oréal Paris colorist Christophe Robin. " He believes that Natasha was created to be a blonde. "For one of the covers of French Vogue, we turned it into a searing brunette - says Robin. - Of course, it looks impressive, but I still prefer to paint it in a blonde - it's not just the color, it is its nature. " Their professionalism Poly reminds him of models nineties - Cindy, Naomi, Claudia. Each project, they were given c fire.
Poly - one of the few models that can be easily removed naked. It was first photographed naked legendary Mario Sorrenti for magazine V, it was in 2010. "Pose a talented photographer - is like posing artist. I take this as an art. "
"Blonde - it is not just a hair color. This is the character"
I look at Natasha Poly, and I think that her perfect body can also be treated as a work of art. As a beautifully drawn, shining face. Her face adorns the cover of the first accident Russian Allure. She deserves it.