Monday, July 9, 2018

Eugenia Volodina, Russian Star


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Eugenia Volodina for Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture, S/S 2006.

Eugenia Volodina (23 September 1984) is a top Russian model who is most famous to Americans for having walked in multiple Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She is notable for her piercing blue eyes.

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Eugenia in a Bulgari ad, Vogue Italia, October 2004 (Mert & Marcus).

Eugenia was born in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian SSR, Soviet Union. The Soviet Union fell when she was a child, so Eugenia now is just Russian.

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Eugenia for Roberto Cavalli, S/S 2004.

Around the age of 14, Volodina answered an open call at a casting agency. The sponsors gave her contacts to a Paris modeling agency, and in 2000 the agency invited Eugenia to Paris and gave her assignments. That is one way to become a model in Russia.

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Eugenia in Elle Spain, March 2015.

Eugenia pounded the pavement in Paris, hitting up to 70 shows a year in between photo shoots. A lot of working models do that, it's part of the business and how you get noticed, Paris is not all baguettes and lattes.

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Eugenia Volodina “On the Road” Vogue Italia April 2002 (Steven Meisel).

Her next big break came in early 2002 when Steven Meisel shot Volodina for Italian Vogue. This raised her profile, and Volodina opened and closed the F/W 2002 Gucci show along with fellow Russian model Natalia Vodianova.

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Eugenia in Harper's Bazaar Ukraine, April 2014.

With Eugenia now widely recognized as a top model, Victoria's Secret chose her to walk in the 2002 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Volodina followed that up with appearances in the 2003, 2005, and 2007 shows.

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Eugenia Volodina in Amica, May 2014.

Volodina then became the face of Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics fragrance Valentino V and underwear brand Eres.

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Eugenia in Elle Spain, August 2014, "French Twist."

Eugenia was in the 2005 Pirelli calendar shot by Patrick Demarchelier, alongside Adriana Lima and Julia Stegner.

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Eugenia Volodina wearing Carolina Herrera on the cover of Woman Madame Figaro Spain, July 2018.

Eugenia Volodina remains a top model, though she has cut back on her appearances and only walks the runways occasionally now. Her covers include:

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  • July Woman Madame Figaro Spain
2016
  • August Numéro Russia 
2014
  • August Elle Spain 
2013
  • September Elle Spain, Elle Spain 
2012
  • November Harper's Bazaar Spain

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Eugenia posted this on her Instagram on 13 April 2018.

Eugenia has said that she is interested in interior design and has studied it in Paris.

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Eugenia posted this on her Instagram account on 29 May 2018.

Volodina maintains an active Instagram account with mostly model shots but a few family shots as well.

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Eugenia posted this picture of herself with son Daniel to her Instagram account on 11 June 2018.

Eugenia has a son, Daniel, who shares her bright blue eyes. Volodina keeps her private life private, at last word she was dating a dancer in her hometown of Kazan and eventually was planning on marrying him, but that may be out of date. In 2009, Eugenia reportedly dated actor Mickey Rourke. It is common for top Russian models to have quite private relationships, often with quite wealthy fellows.

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Eugenia Volodina at the 2017 F/W Balmain show.

Eugenia had a well-publicized comeback on the runways at the Balmain F/W 2017/18 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, apparently after having taken time off for motherhood.

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Eugenia in Elle Spain December 2017, "Sube El Volumen" (Turn Up The Volume") (Mario Sierra). 
I love Russia, I mean, I think when I finish my modeling career I go back to Russia. And it's my home. I really love Russia.




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