Friday, 2 April 2010

Very v@lentina

Name Valentina Zelyaeva (Zeliaeva)
Nationality Russian
DOB October 19th, 1982 Moscow, Russia
Current City NYC
Agencies Storm, Women
Friends Flavia de Oliviera, Natasha Poly, Katia Kokoreva


Valentina Zelyaeva has appeared on the cover of Spanish, Chinese, Greek, and Mexican editions of Vogue. In addition to her Vogue covers, she has appeared on the covers of Elle and Harper's Bazaar.

Valentina has been featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren, with whom she signed a seven-year deal, appearing in several high-profile campaigns for the designer. Her runway credits include Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci and Valentino.

On the controversial issue of banning underweight models from Milan Fashion Week, she said, "I think it's discrimination. We are skinny, this is our work. There are lots of overweight people working in offices but I'm not going to say, 'This girl is fat, she can't work in an office'."

9 comments:

julianne. said...

she is ridiciously gorgeous.
woow..<3

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

YEA SHE IS BEAUTIFUL AND I AGREE WITH WHAT SHE SAYS ABOUT BIGGER MODLES IN FASHION SHOW. THE SHOWS AND FASHION IS DEPICTED BY THE DESIGNER SO SHOULDN'T THEY HAVE A SAY ON THE MODELS THEY WANT.
ANYWAY I MISS YOU FE
XX,
NEK

Missy said...

She's wicked beautiful!

Missy
For everything about fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Hey Fe :)

Chic and Conservative fashion. She made some interesting points. ANd the fashion illustration is by http://newsfromfashion.com

Susan said...

she's beautiful but I don't really like what she said about being skinny... that's a lot more complex I think.
have a fabulous day, darling Fé. xoxo

CL, said...

oh she's crazy beautiful! so fierce, what a stunner :) great find! happy easter darling!
x

hopelle said...

my god, she is gorgeous! amazingly beautiful!

great blog!

xoxo

Fé... said...

Oh Nek, I'm missing you as well. You've been away for quite a while :) Hope you're doing great, sweetheart!

Thanks for letting me know, Tuesdai! Thanks, thanks, thanks. I'm so thrilled to get lots more of those pictures.

Well, what an insightful thought of you Susan. As for me, aside from agreeing to her comment or not. I think everybody has a free right to have her view and say it outloud. We just have to respect each other's stand :)

Happy easter to you to, CL sweetie...

Oh thanks for the compliment, hopelle. Nice to have you around. Please do come back sometime in the future...

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I love Valentina! She's a classic beauty. I saw her at the Rose Bar in NYC a few years ago and she's just as gorgeous in person. Thanks for posting such gorgeous pix of her :)