Twenty-eight year old Russian model, Natalia Vodianova, is having a Cinderella moment. She grew up in a very poor neighborhood in the USSR with her mother and two half sisters (one of whom had cerebral palsy, to help make money she would sell fruit on the street. After attending a modeling school she became who she is today, super model known especially for her baby face. And then she found her prince. Or rather a British property heir and half-brother to the 10th Viscount Portman. And with three children to devote her time to she is truly the definition of a multi-tasker. Vodianova started the “Naked Heart Foundation” the goal of which is to create a safe environment for children to play in Russia. She was also Medusa in the new remake of The Clash of the Titans and is modeling in countless magazines.
These photographs from April’s edition of French Vogue are absolutely stunning. It is rightly titled “Princesse Natalia” and styled by Carine Roitfeld (France’s Anna Wintour) another one of my fashion idols.
I love how, Russian, the pictures are. I used to have a minor obsession in my middle school years with the Romanovs and I could absolutely see Anastasia wearing these clothes to a ball or to tea in the garden. I think they are absolutely beautiful and Vodianova is truly the last Russian Princess.