Here is a short story on how I found my perfect model.
I was born and grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and it’s a heaven for art and beauty lovers.
Meeting New York City in 1991 was an exciting and powerful moment in my life and City still excites me every day. Important lesson New York taught me is that you can make your dreams come true and everything is possible!!!
Around the world
Modeling was my first step to turning my dreams into reality. What a wonderful period that was – I traveled the world, exploring amazing places, meeting interesting people and visiting nature’s most beautiful places.
Love for nature and floral design
Imagination is unlimited and seeing all of the nature’s creations, designs, things that people visualize and bring to life are mind blowing for me and I wanted to be a part of it!
I always loved gardens and forests! I have seen the most beautiful and exotic places while traveling for photo shoots and shows and for a long time wanted to learn more about flowers and plants.
Finally, I started my studies on Floral and Landscape Design but kept my modeling going. I wanted to keep Fashion and Flowers in my life but didn’t know how it can be possible. I couldn’t favor one over the other and had to come up with something that will allow me to keep both.
On my first visit to the greenhouse, I saw a mass of orchids placed on different shelves and it looked like a Grand Finale of a Fashion Show – so colorful and powerful! This is when I knew how to mix two of my passions – world of fashion with the world of flowers – I will be a designer and orchid will be my model!
Orchid – perfect model!
So I picked an orchid to be my model and was excited about the idea of dressing up my model, creating different looks for her.Orchids come in different height and colors – it’s designer’s dream come true. It doesn’t matter if orchid stem is too thick or too thin, straight or curved, big leaves or small leaves, too much or not enough flowers…. It is not like in real model’s world – here size and shape doesn’t matter! My model, I call her Diva, always perfect and beautiful in any shape or form!
Orchids are a great pleasure to work with and create for. Peaceful, charming, friendly, fresh, groomed, clean, beautiful, unfussy…. My model is never late for a fitting or photo shoot, has no excuses of sleepless nights and no bad hair days!