Maria BogdanovichWhen Bogdanovich, a Bolshoi ballerina since 2002, was sidelined by an injury a year ago, she turned her focus to fashion, creating LookMania.ru, an online outlet selling clothes and accessories by designers like Missoni and Alexander McQueen at steep markdowns. As she continues to recover, the site continues to grow—and the Bolshoi continues to struggle because of recent scandals. Not surprisingly, the 29-year-old is on the fence about her future. “When I’m ready to return to dancing, I will seriously consider it,” she says. “But it will not be easy for me to combine two such different directions.” Her approach to the conundrum echoes the credo of the new Russia. Says Bogdanovich, “Everything is possible!”Lanvin dress; Benoît Missolin headband; Casadei shoes; her own watch and ring.
Styled by Giovanna BattagliaPhotography by Emma Summerton