Model Moments: Yana

We’re totally captivated by model Yana Dobrolyubova’s ethereal look and her illuminous, dewy skin. Breaking through any typical model stereotypes with her striking aesthetic, we think Yana is set to hit the big time any day now! Fresh from a dream shoot with super photographer Tim Walker (“The memories from that shoot have become some of my favourite as a model so far”) she has high hopes and cites Kate Moss as her ultimate model inspiration (we couldn’t agree more). For our latest Glasshouse shoot, we snapped Yana in a series of bright images celebrating this equally bright new up-and-comer and her unique look. Post-photoshoot, we took a moment to sit down with her to chat modelling, travelling and wig-wearing…

Hi Yana! How were you first discovered and at what age?

It was a year ago, I accidentally met the head of my agency whilst I was shopping. It was like it was meant to be!

Was modelling something you always wanted to get into?

To be honest, I always thought that would have been more a hobby for me but now I realise that this is exactly what I need and what I like doing and I’m very grateful that I have the opportunity to.

What was it like growing up in Russia? Do you miss your home country?

I feel very proud to have grown up in Russia. It’s such a unique country with a great history and culture. Of course, when I travel I miss my family and friends but I speak with them often and visit when I have the chance to!

We love your look and the fact you stand out compared to lots of other models. Do you feel this is something that has given you an advantage in the industry?

I’m not sure it’s given me an advantage as lots of models have something that make them different. It highlights my individuality which is good

Wearing wigs on shoot and being able to adapt your look so dramatically - is this something you enjoy?

I love how wigs have the ability to transform me – it means my look can be diverse, unusual and very interesting

What would you be doing if you weren’t modelling?

If I wasn’t a model, I would be engaged in equestrian sport. I have always loved horses but with modelling keeping me very busy I currently don’t have time to ride as much as I would like!

We’re big on looking after the body and mind. Do you have a particular well-being/fitness regime?

If possible, I go to the gym and try to follow a healthy and balanced diet but I do not force myself because I love my body… and if I fancy chocolate, I eat it!

Model: Yana at Next Models
Photography: AL&K
Styling: Alice Wilby
Hair: Olivia Crighton
Make-up: Khandiz
Nails: Tabby Casto

Look 1: Silk top by Sophie Fox. Drill It Earrings by Coco’s Liberty
Look 2: Copper Caro Tee by Marina London. Dress by Charlie May
Look 3: Silk Top by Sophie Fox
Look 4: Top by Charlie May. Electric Blue Trousers by Beyond Retro
Look 5: Silk Top by Sophie Fox
Look 6 - Top by Charlie May. Jeans by Beyond Retro

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