Model Aika Iskakova @aika_iskak photogrpahed by Evgeny Milkovich @emilkovich, stylist artist by Krystyna Graf @krystyna_graf, make up artist by Daria Mindyukova @dariamindyukova, hair stylist artisyt by Alexsandr Samarets @samarets Location Williamsburg, exclusive shoot for VTEEN GIRL!
What made you start modeling? Why did you move to New York?
Ever since I can remember, as a young child,I alway dreamed about being a model. I was always attracted to glamour of modeling, and those so alluring aspects of adrenaline, energy combined with beauty and aesthetics. My dream was always to move to America and become a petite fashion model. I always thought the petite modeling niche was my best opportunity and my timing was fortunate because when I came to New York, body positivity was the big trend.
What inspires you on your daily life?
My hopes my dreams
But also simple things like mood boards, fashion books and of the energy of Manhattan most of all. I also love art and my perfect day would for sure involve a visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Which is the best part of being a model for you?
To be able to break rules with new looks and reintroduce old ideas in new ways. Anything that connects the past to the present in a fun way and connects with my audience on an emotional level.
Are you a creative person? What does styling mean to you?
Yes, I would like to think so. Absolutely.
Styling for me – uniqueness with details make as special from others.
How do you think the modeling industry will evolve?
Well modeling it’s all about feelings and emotions. The modeling industry has evolved and become more open to new looks, especially over the last few years. The current situation around modeling encourages us to treat nature more and more carefully.
Why would you encourage anyone to start a modeling career?
Becoming a model is one of the most competitive and challenging goals
Body that is the answer to an aspiring model’s question on how to become a model.
An aspiring fashion model should be prepared to handle the physical scrutiny and the rejection that could come from auditioning. It can be difficult at times, but the journey, with its ups and downs, make every day interesting.
Best advice anyone has given you?
It is the sexiness, fun, happy attitude that a model is able to project, much more so than a perfectly sculpted typical model. Body that is the answer to an aspiring model’s question on how to become a model.