Model Lia Pavlova On Powering Through 71 Fashion Month Shows
How 21-year-old model Lia Pavlova powered through 71 shows in one season – without even getting tired.
If anyone deserved to be exhausted after fashion month, it’s Lia Pavlova, the 21-year-old Russian model who walked an astonishing 71 shows this past season. Somehow, though, after two months of international flights and early call times, Pavlova still had plenty of energy on a recent morning in New York to insist upon one thing: “I’m not tired,” she said, with the genuine stoicism Russian stereotypes may have led you to expect.
Endurance may run in the family – her sister Odette, also a model, walked an equally striking 62 shows this season – but it’s clear Pavlova is used to hitting the ground running. Once discovered in St. Petersburg, Pavlova got a quick feel for the industry in Asia and then hit the runways with a bang: She opened Gucci Fall 2015, making her catwalk debut at the same as Alessandro Michele. From there, she’s starred in a few Gucci campaigns and walked for just about every designer you can think of: Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy, Margiela, Céline, Balenciaga, and Saint Laurent, to name a few. (She snagged yet another opening slot at Hedi Slimane‘s last show for the house this past season.) Feeling tired yet? Here, Pavlova shares her tips on how she gets it all done.
Your daily uniform:
Cozy, black clothes with flats or sneakers.
Never leave the house without:
Keys and headphones.
Beauty from the inside out:
Everything except soda and McDonalds; no fast food.
Snack of choice:
Bioderma and Carmex.
Favorite hair product:
Pharmacy beauty find:
Good hand cream – with oil!
I don’t like taking baths, only showers
Always in your suitcase:
Fragrance and lip balm.
Fragrance of choice:
Givenchy for men.
Best advice from mom:
Don’t take up smoking.
Best advice from the pros:
Do what you want to do, and follow your heart.Follow Us:
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