Model Tatiana Usatii @narnia_t photographed and retouched by Nicoleta Buru @nicoletaburu styled by Varvara Fisenko @varvarafisenko, HMUA by Diana Mauer @dianamauer in Jebel Ali Beach, Dubai, UAE. Exclusive interview for Vanity Teen online!
Q: Can you tell us about your first modeling job?
A: It was a Fashion Show for local designer Valentina Vidrascu in my hometown Chisinau. I can’t describe how nervous I was, my body was literally shaking. I remember these emotions so clearly, although it was many years ago.
Q: We know you worked extensively with Gucci, tell us more about that experience.
A: That’s true, I am the lucky model to do almost all of the private trunk shows and styling sessions in Dubai. I get to wear exclusive pieces that are not displayed in the shops. I love their collections, my body type fits perfectly the epic pieces of Gucci. In addition their team is fantastic, working with them is a blessing.
Q: If you had to choose an iconic person in the industry, who would you like to work with?
A: Definitely Tyra Banks. I love her attitude towards life and fashion. I learned a lot from her and I am on the same page as Tyra. She taught hundreds of models on how to start, succeed, and keep a successful modeling career. She is simply the best!
Q: Is there any other brand that you would like to work with?
A: Yes. One of them is Jacquemus, I admire their fashion shows. I hope one day to be a part of it. I love the fact that they use beautiful locations in nature for the shows. My favorite was the lavender field, it was looking phenomenal. The minimalism and style of their fashion collections are fantastic.
Q: Do you prefer movies or books? Why?
A: Movies. My favorite at the moment is INTO THE MIND, a beauty for the eyes and mind. The way it was filmed, makes me fall into a different reality and forget everything else. Apart from that, I love books too, most of the time I watch the movie first and read the book after. This way I experience twice two different scenarios.
Q: What is your diet plan? Which is your favorite meal?
A: I drink a full glass of water straight after I wake up. Hydration is vital for glowing skin and good health. When I get a day off I love to eat an American breakfast :) I do it my own way though. Scrambled organic eggs with french Camembert cheese, avocado on the side, along with fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice. Let’s not forget a hot french crepe that I manage to cook so well. I love it with organic maple syrup and sliced almonds. During busy days I grab cereals or cook a quick porridge with fruits.
Q: Tell us the secret of your successful modeling career!
A: There is no secret. I work hard and give my best. I have the right attitude towards my clients and agencies. I never give up, and last but not least I am very talented in what I do :)