Interview: Model Olga Savina (New York) USA (Winner of the month)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hi! My name is Olga Savina. I’m from Moldova and I have been in the fashion industry for 8 years. I have been very fortunate to work as a fashion model in many places: Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong-Kong, Shenzhen, Istanbul, Moscow, Bucharest, Paris and now in New York. I had the opportunity to work with very talented fashion houses such as Oscar de la Renta, Rick Owens, Chanel, Maison Martin Margiela, Vetements, Gucci, Pnina Tornai, Altuzarra, and Tiffany & Co. among others…
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
My sign is Aries, so… I always want everything immediately, in other words, patience has never been a top strength… that’s. one of many things I would change about myself!
How did you start modeling?
Growing up in a family where sports and studies were the areas of focus, there wasn’t a lot of space for arts or modelling… Realizing that professional basketball wasn’t for me, an agency based in Bucharest spotted me and one year later I was starting my modelling career, in Tokyo… I was 19 years old, I didn’t speak English, I had 5 pictures in my book, one pair of jeans and a $100 in my pocket! At that time I didn’t quite grasp that this trip would change my life and I would be working with some of the best designers in the world.
What do you think of the work as a model?
I think it is a demanding but also very rewarding job. It requires a lot of self-discipline both in terms of body and mind. You need to always believe in yourself in a very competitive industry. On the other side, each show or shooting is a new enriching experience where I get to wear beautiful looks and work with outstanding people with an eye for perfection. In summary, I am lucky and I love my job!
What is your beauty regimen?
Balance in everything! A good amount of sleep (8 hours minimum), healthy food (including chocolate) and laughing every single day. I am also a big user of natural beauty products from body to face, hair or nails, I have got it all…
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I would say generosity and positivity. I am always stunned by the negativity and selfishness of some people. I enjoy giving, helping others and working as a team. Teamwork makes the dream work!
What are your plans for the future?
I do have a big ambitions to further succeed in the New York fashion scene and I remain very focused on this goal. However, modelling is only one of my two passions… I have recently
started my flower arrangements business: Blanche Fleur. Check it out!
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Walking for Rick Owens in Paris remains one of my career highlights. The mystic atmosphere, the crowd, the lights, the pressure I felt before coming out of the dressing room… The whole experience was surreal, empowering!
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Be ambitious, be bold, be yourself… Don’t take no for an answer, go for the casting you think you won’t get, and meet new people. You never know where the breakthrough is going to come from, you can only trust that if you keep on trying, things will come your way. Believe me.
What do you think of the magazine?
The magazine is always filled with beautiful pictures and insightful interviews, it has been a source of inspiration for me. Sending love to everyone. Kisses from New York.