Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova spends most of her time looking exquisitely beautiful. It stands to reason that she might have a few insider tips, or a few beauty secrets in her arsenal to let us in on. And she does! We picked Vodianova’s brain and snooped inside her makeup bag to find out what one of the most beautiful women in the world uses to enhance her looks.
I’ve added photos from Etam’s Fall/Winter 2011 lookboook to the gallery. Huge thanks to ANV for these!
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I’ve added new illustrations from The White Fairy Tale Love Ball book to the gallery. Enjoy!
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Natalia Vodianova’s life is not quite the fairy tale that fashion myth suggests.
The Russian model was not spotted by a scout while selling vegetables at a stall in her home city of Nizhni Novgorod. She was picked out at a casting in Moscow after joining an agency.
The reality of her life from age 11 was lugging boxes of apples or pears (“They were the heaviest ,” the model said.), between running back to the impoverished family apartment to check on her disabled half-sister, who has cerebral palsy.
“I was responsible since I was six,” said Ms. Vodianova, 29, lowering her glacier-blue eyes as she described the “humiliation” of coping with her sister’s “pee, pooh and dribble,” her wanton trashing of Natalia’s school books, and the endless walking through the mean neighborhood, the only concrete space with monkey bars and bench hijacked by beer-drinking teenagers.
“A playground would have been a dream for me — I didn’t have anywhere to take my sister,” she said, explaining the origins of her Naked Heart Foundation (www.nakedheart.org), which has built 60 play parks in 44 Russian cities.
Life has been bittersweet for the young woman who has reached the summit of modeling but seen her marriage to the British aristocrat Justin Portman end in separation.
I’m looking for a dedicated co-web to work at Natalia Web. I’ve had a hard time keeping up with Natalia lately so I need someone to update the gallery and keep the content updated.
Alongside all the usual things like html/wordpress, coppermine etc. knowledge, the three most important things I’m looking for in a co-web are: dedication (meaning you follow Natalia’s career), good sources (lots of picture updates are vital!) and time (able to update regularly).
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