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Category Archive: Fashion

Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots

Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots

Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots


Pamela Anderson (her full name is Pamela Denise Anderson) was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia.
She is famous actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former show girl. Her great-grandfather was Finnish and left the Grand Duchy of Finland (which was a part of the Russian Empire at that time) in 1908. You know, Anderson’s great-grandmother was Russian. At an early age Pamela enjoyed playing the saxophone, loved sports.
Pretty girl spends much of her time working with organizations and charities. She is a notable member of the Animal Rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting Vegetarianism (she became a vegetarian in her early teens) through the animal welfare organization PETA.
In addition to being an advocate for animal rights, Anderson was a spokesmodel for MAC Cosmetic’s MAC AIDS Fund.
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Matvey Lykov, male fashion model

Matvey Lykov

M. Lykov, male fashion model


Many boys with model looks born in the USSR appear on the catwalks of legendary fashion houses. It isn’t a secret that the fashion world loves everything extraordinary. Lykov fits well this definition. Though, he started modeling a few years ago, he became super popular.
Matvey Lykov, son of the famous Russian actor Aleksandr Lykov, was born on April 8, 1987 in St. Petersburg. You know, Matvey has elder sister Ekaterina.
At the age of 5, the boy together with his father, starred in the television drama Thomas Becket, in which he played the little son of King Henry II. A year later the boy once again took part in the movie Journey to Happy Arabia.
The boy entered the State Pedagogical University named after Herzen, Faculty of Foreign Languages. Also he worked as a tutor for children and adult students.
As a student he left St. Petersburg and went to New York to earn some money. But because of the error in the immigration service he could not get a job. In New York, he had to work part-time: washed floors, worked as a courier. Once he came to FusionModelManagement and got a job. First, Lykov worked only in New York, but later he was invited to Milan, London, Paris and Tokyo.
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Arthur Kulkov, male fashion model

Arthur Kulkov, male fashion model

Arthur Kulkov, male fashion model


Arthur Kulkov is a male fashion model from wintery Siberia. According to the Forbes magazine he is one of the highest paid male models.
The boy was born on August 20, 1983 in Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo region. When he was 13 years old, the family moved to live in Brooklyn, USA. There he entered the St. Francis College. He graduated from the college in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. By the way, Arthur was fond of football since childhood and wanted to make a career as a football player. But later he became engaged in the modeling business.
Actually, Arthur started his modeling career in 2008. In the fall-winter season he took part in the advertising campaign for the French brand Sisley, along with Stephanie Seymour, the supermodel of the 90s. Scandalous Terry Richardson was a photographer. In the autumn-winter season 2008-09, he starred in advertising campaigns for Barneys New York, Original Penguin and Russell & Bromley.
Then, in 2009, Arthur took part in fashion shows in Paris, Milan and New York for the first time. Since then, he has participated in numerous fashion shows of many brands including Banana Republic, Band of Outsiders, Bill Tornade, Carlo Pignatelli, Corneliani, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Levi’s, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, Trussardi, Vivienne Westwood.
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Pavel Baranov, international male model

Pavel Baranov, international male model

Pavel Baranov, international male model


Pavel Baranov was born on October 11, 1989 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
His international modeling career began in Autumn 2010. Since then he has walked for famous brands including Philip Lim, Rag & Bone, Salvatore Ferragamo, DKNY, Z Zegna, Robert Geller, Davidelfin and Patrick Ervell.
By the way, his editorial credits include FHM Collections Germany by Emilio Tini, GQ Style Germany and Bon by David Slijper.
You know, his hobbies are football, skateboarding, cycling, tennis, swimming, snooker.
Pave is an open minded person who dreams to visit Brazil.
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Olga Egorova, Russian actress

Olga Egorova, Russian actress

Olga Egorova, Russian actress


Olga Egorova is a Soviet and Russian actress, designer, model, and music video director.
Pretty girl was born on September 4, 1967 in Leipzig, into a military family.
In 1983, Olga entered the Shchepkin Drama School. After graduation she was invited to several theaters: Satyricon, Mossovet, Mayakovsky Theatre, and Moscow Art Theatre. You know, Olga accepted the invitation from the State Academic Theater. But later the actress left it because she began starring in films.
By the way, the actress played in many films, including Free Fall (1987), Noble Robber, Dubrovsky (1989), Free Zone (1992), Heir (2002), and many others. To tell the truth, she is best known for her role of Polina in trilogy Love in Russian Style (1995, 1996, 1999). In 2007 Olga played one more bright role in the film The Beginning.
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Olga Pristash, make-up artist

Beautiful Russian make up artist - Olga Pristash

Beautiful Russian make up artist – Olga Pristash

Olga Pristash is a very beautiful and talented girl, make-up artist, specializes in body-art and airbrush makeup. She is a judge at different regional competitions.
The girl was born on May 20, 1984 in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region, Russia.
You know, Olga took part in many various competitions. In 2009 she participated in the World of Beauty competition in Moscow and in the Kuzbass Star festival. Later, in 2010, Olga participated in the International Olympic hairdressing and nail design competition Neva Banks in St. Petersburg. And in the same year Olga was the best at Siberia Hairdressing and Make-up Championship (she took the 1st place) in Novosibirsk.
In 2011 the girl went to Moscow again to take part in the Creative Makeup Championship, where she was the fifth. By the way, Olga was the first in the Body Art and Catwalk Make Up at Siberia Championship.
In 2012 she took the sixth place in European Hairdressing, Make-up, Nail Modeling Championship.
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Natalia Gantimurova, Miss Russia 2011

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Natalia Gantimurova, Miss Russia 2011


Natalia Gantimurova is a Russian model, winner of the All-Russian contest Miss Russia 2011.
Pretty girl was born on August 14, 1991 in Plast, a small town in Chelyabinsk region, Russia. Her mother worked as a primary school teacher and her grandfather Yuri Nosyrev headed Uzhuralzoloto department for many years. Now Miss Russia-2011 and her grandmother Nina Nosyreva live in Moscow.
19-year-old girl became the winner of the national contest Miss Russia 2011 and received cash prize $ 100,000. The final of the contest was held on March 5, 2011 in the concert hall Barvikha Luxury Village.
“Shoes became the most difficult challenge for me,” said Gantimurova.
By the way, Russian Crown for the Beauty Queen is the most expensive in the world. Elegant crown that Gantimurova received, appeared just a year ago in 2010. Previous Miss Russia Irina Antonenko was its first owner. The crown costs more than one million dollars.
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