Interview: Cover Girl Dominika Wycech (Poland)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I was born in Warsaw, Poland, lived there till January 2019, when I decided to move for my 30th bday to Paris. That was my dream since I’ve been to Paris first time. Not for modeling even, in 2010 I came with my mum just for sightseeing and I fell in love with that city at first sight. I graduated from bilingual high school (polish-german) and I was planning to study at Humboldt University or University of Vienna. Anyways before hight school I thought I will be studying the laboratory chemistry. So you can tell I used to be a real grind;) Finally I finished international relations at University of Warsaw and that was the time of my beginnings of modeling. 2011/2012. I decided to do it full time. But now (thanks to the situation with corona virus and closing the fashion industry) I’m planning to do studies in France. I discovered what I want to do...Commumity Manager. And I’m more then sure I will become a CM. A grind;) What’s more? I’m an only child and I have amazing parents. Crazy fan of Volleyball (which is polish...champions of World 2014 and 2018) and figure ice skating (which is definitely French). I do love history and cars:) To drive, fast Wish To buy an Aston Martin one day:)
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Hmm about body nothing. I wish to be less clumsy;) Far away with glasses from me, I do recommend this “attitude” towards me;) I’m modemoiselle catastrophe;) How did you start modelling?
Beauty Contest “Miss of Warsaw”, which I won. I was always chosen for Miss Warsaw Models during the same contest. Why I took part in it? Me...a grind? Because people finally stopped convincing me to try modeling and I am an Aries I will never do what somebody is trying to push forward, opposite, so I did opposite;) I got the contract with modeling agency and that’s how it started. What do you think of the work as a model?
I do think and I am sure that people from outside have a fake, idealized image of modeling. We don’t earn millions of dollars/euros, sometimes we don’t earn 1$/€ a month/2 months...now with the lockdown a 4 months. That’s the job of thousands faces. Amazing shows which I do love from the moon and back, job of splendid shootings for magazines, job of fittings with designers that give you the opportunity to observe the process of creation. Even creation of patterns on fabrics. I was doing few fittings for my beloved Saint Laurent in usines in Venice, Bologne and at the south of France. Was extremly happy to do that. But modeling that’s as well job of showrooms that can be exhausting, job of catalogues lasting hours, job of shootings of Spring Summer collections during winter time and Fall Winter during hot summer days. Of course outdoor shootings;) I think that modeling gave me plenty of opportunities to meet people,to discover different countries and cultures and to get self-confidence that I was always missing a lot. I will never regret that I started modeling. It’s extremely addictive;) What is your beauty regimen?
No diet, really, good genes. If any regimen it’s about putting on weight;) What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I think I’m able to establish good relations with people I’m working with pretty easy and fast. That’s very important, the ambiance during jobs. It can be hard but with nice atmosphere everything is possible. I do have a tattoo “Tout est possible”. What are your plans for the future?
I already said it at the beginning:) I want to continue modeling and study at the same time. And I wish to get back my german skills. I need someone to talk with, after 10 years without speaking German it’s so hard to start speaking again. I still do understand everything:) Anyone? What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Fittings for Saint Laurent, show of Guo Pei in 2018 with extremely difficult dress and shoes and just a day after stomach flu, but I made it for Guo, which I personally like a lot! Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling?
All comes with time, at the begging u need to be patient and an hard-worker. That’s for example what I did. I started modeling very late, being 22. Years old. I said to myself I will do in one year that what takes 3 years normally. About runway walking I definitely did. Maybe even more maybe I was always skilled without knowing that. What do you think of the magazine?
I’m very happy and grateful for choosing me for the interview. That’s a great idea for promotion and in our job we do need it a lot. To get followers on Instagram now...it had to be a miracle (not saying about buying them). And me I do need...clients, casting directors they are always checking how many followers you do have. Sometimes unfortunately it’s more important then your skills...
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Photo: Virginie Dubois - Style: Fédéric Blanc - Hair: Sébastien Poirier - Mua: Sébastien Poirier
Assistant style and making of: Olesya Okuneva Retouch: Virginie Dubois and Sébastien Poirier
Photo: Véronique Dupard Mandell - Style: Fédéric Blanc - Hair: Sébastien Poirier - Mua: Sébastien Poirier
Assistant style and making of: Olesya Okuneva Retouch: Sébastien Poirier