May 11, 2009

Pulse # 1 - Natasha Poly

This week start with model Natasha Poly. As I said, every day will be two post. The first post deals with the career model (Career Highlights, On the Runaway, Off the Runaway, Ad Campaigns, Editorials and covers ...), and the other post will be one of the most beautiful editorials this model. The Side bar will be placed Poll, where in one week you can vote and choose a model for the next week.
From Monday to Saturday, days are reserved for models, and Sundays will publish various FP editorials, photos, and up to now.

Model, Natasha Poly hails from Perm, Russia and is currently one of the go-to models for both editorial and advertising campaigns.

Her given name is Natasha Polevshchikova and she is currently the face of numerous S/S 09 campaigns including Gucci, Missoni and Blumarine.

Poly has the chameleon-like ability to transform her facial expressions and is also well known for her recognizable runway walk and signature pose.

She currently resides in New York, NY and has her own fan-site at where all can experience the true goddess that is Ms.Poly.

At this point, Natasha can only rise higher on the stairway to supermodel enlightenment, and MDC will be there to experience every bit of it.

Top 50 Models (Ranked # 2)

Real Name Natasha Polevshchikova
Nationality Russian
Birthday July 12, 1985
Born In Perm, Russia
Lives Now New York, NY
Agencies Women
Known For Legs, walk, cheekbones
Status Established, cover girl
Friends Inguna Butane, Caroline Trentini, Matt Gordon, Anna Kuchkina, Marija Vujovic, Marta Berzkalna, Snejana Onopka, Hana Soukupova, Valentina Zelyaeva, Vlada Roslyakova, Eugenia Volodina, Ekaterina Kiseleva, Maryna Linchuk, Sasha Pivovarova, Danny Schwarz

- “A driver is a must during fashion week. Having a car means you have somewhere to nap during shows, a place to leave your bags, and a trunk to stock up with generous gifts from designers, like shoes and handbags. ” -
- “I listen to Russian pop music.” -

Natasha Poly's Career Highlights

12 JUL, 1985 Born in Perm, Russia

2000 Starts modeling locally in Russia
SEP 2003 Debuts at the spring Emanuel Ungaro show in Paris

FEB 2004 Breakthrough season: Walks in 54 shows during fall Fashion Week in Milan, Paris, London, and New York
2004 Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott photographs Poly for Louis Vuitton
MAY 2004 Featured on the cover of French Vogue
JUN 2004 Appears on her second cover of French Vogue of the year
DEC 2004 Appears on the cover of Australian Vogue

2005 Becomes the face of Gucci, photographed by Mario Testino
FEB 2005 Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
MAY 2005 Vanity Fair features Poly alongside other Eastern European models as "Slavs of Fashion, The New Beauties"
2005 Annie Leibovitz photographs Poly alongside Hye Park and Lily Donaldson for Roberto Cavalli
JUL 2005 Walks the fall Anne-Valérie Hash, Chanel, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Valentino couture shows in Paris
NOV 2005 Walks in the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show
NOV 2005 Featured on the cover of French Vogue alongside other top models

2006 Talks about modeling and her own personal style in a Fashion TV interview

2006 Featured in a "Model Moment" on Fashion File; talks about Russian beauty and the downside to modeling

2006 Talks about overcoming her shyness and evolving her style in an interview

FEB 2006 Swoons over Roberto Cavalli’s fall collection backstage

SEP 2006 Talks about her love for Bottega Veneta and the perks of modeling in a Fashion TV interview during the spring-summer catwalk season

SEP 2006 Talks about the genius of Karl Lagerfeld backstage at the spring Fendi show

21 SEP, 2006 Cited as alarmingly thin in an article on the state of the shrinking model in the New York Times
2006 Appears in Alberta Ferretti fall ad campaign
NOV 2006 Walks in the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show

2007 Becomes a face of Ralph Lauren alongside Valentina Zelyaeva
2007 Steven Klein photographs Poly for Dolce & Gabbana
2007 Chosen as the new face of Nine West
FEB 2007 Closes the fall Fendi show in Milan
MAR 2007 Featured on the cover of French Vogue
MAR 2007 Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Camilla Akrans
2007 Signs fragrance contract with Gucci by Gucci
2007 Stars in the Gucci by Gucci television ads, directed by the famed David Lynch

2007 Returns as the face of Gucci for fall
SEP 2007 Appears on the cover of Russian Vogue
SEP 2007 Appears on her fifth cover of French Vogue, photographed by Patrick Demarchlier
SEP 2007 Opens the spring Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Bluemarine, Dolce & Gabbana, and Balmain shows in Milan and Paris
OCT 2007 Closes the spring Stella McCartney and John Galliano shows in Paris
OCT 2007 Appears in editorials for French Vogue, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and W, photographed by David Sims

2008 Mario Sorrenti photographs Poly for the French Vogue calendar
2008 Renews contract with Gucci
JAN 2008 Opens the spring Christian Dior couture show in Paris
JAN 2008 Closes the spring Givenchy couture show in Paris
FEB 2008 Appears in editorials for W and French Vogue
FEB 2008 Opens the fall Derek Lam, Malo, Matthew Williamson, Belstaff, Blumarine, Gucci, Moschino, Isabel Marant, Paul & Joe, and Kenzo shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
FEB 2008 Closes the fall Hervé Léger, Temperley, Phi, Balmain, Dries Van Noten, and Paul & Joe shows in New York and Paris
MAR 2008 Appears in editorials for French Vogue and W, photographed by Mario Sorrenti
APR 2008 French Vogue features Poly as a top model
JUN 2008 Appears on the cover of Numéro, photographed by Horst Diekgerdes
JUN 2008 Appears in two editorials for French Vogue
JUL 2008 Closes the fall Armani Privé show in Paris, also walks for Christian Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Valentino couture
JUL 2008 Russian Vogue dedicates an issue to Poly
JUL 2008 Opens the resort Gucci show in Rome
2008 Replaces Suvi Koponen as the face of Blumarine, also appears in Givenchy and Jil Sander fall ad campaigns
AUG 2008 Appears on her second consecutive cover for Russian Vogue, photographed by Terry Richardson

SEP 2008 Featured on the covers of V and Japanese Vogue, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
SEP 2008 Russian Vogue features Poly as a top model
SEP 2008 Opens the spring Matthew Williamson, Preen, Blumarine, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Paul & Joe, Sophia Kokosalaki, and Stella McCartney shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
SEP 2008 Closes the spring Derek Lam, Malo, Matthew Williamson, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, MaxMara, Moschino, Christian Dior, Isabel Marant, and Paul & Joe shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
OCT 2008 Featured on the cover of i-D, photographed by Emma Summerton

JAN 2009 Opens the spring Givenchy couture show in Paris; also closes for Armani Privé
JAN 2009 Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, alongside Sessilee Lopez, photographed by Steven Meisel
2009 Renews contract with Blumarine
2009 Returns as the face of Gucci, also models for Calvin Klein Jeans and Missoni ad campaigns
FEB 2009 Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel

Natasha Poly’s fashion week diary

Early start today. I have Michael Kors, Richard Chai, and Narciso Rodriguez shows. I’m heading uptown to Bryant Park, where the first two shows of the day will take place. Thankfully, the sun is shining.
Heading backstage at Michael Kors with my friend Vlada. We catch up about what we’ve been up to this summer. Then the music starts pumping. Kors is always an upbeat show and a great way to get the day started.
I met superstar tennis player Maria Sharapova backstage. I’m very excited since I’m a fan, but I’m just as thrilled to see that this talented athlete is a fan of fashion, too. We have a short chat.
A girl has to eat. I have a quick lunch in Bryant Park after the Richard Chai show, before heading to Narciso Rodriguez. This quiet park definitely undergoes a transformation for fashion week, but parts of it remain undisturbed—the restaurant is so close to the madness of the tents, yet at the same time so far away.
A driver is a must during fashion week. Having a car means you have somewhere to nap during shows, a place to leave your bags, and a trunk to stock up with generous gifts from designers, like shoes and handbags. I need to find more closet space. Here I am leaving the tents and heading down to the Narciso Rodriguez show in Chelsea.
Heading backstage. I wouldn’t dream of running in without saying hello to casting director Angus Munro.
I head straight to makeup. The backstage at Narciso’s show is always super-relaxed and quiet, which is such a treat during an otherwise hectic week. An even bigger treat is having my makeup done by Dick Page.
A quick catch up with my girlfriend Sasha P. and Women Management booker Pedja. We talk about where to eat after the show, how many fittings we have tonight, and how much fun we will have dancing at the Another Magazine party held at The Box. We’ve got a long night ahead of us! (

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Fashion Pulse already published Natasha Poly for Vogue

And, today's editorial is Playing with Colours


  1. Honey, this is just so great. I think this is a really good idea! Love this post, and now thanks to you I will know everything about modells :-) Can't wait to read more and keep up the good work. Love: Evi

  2. wow this is extensive! such a great and informative post. i'm gonna vote for next week :D

  3. fabulous post!!! you did a great job!!! i love it

  4. shes stunning!! but shes way to skinny NOW

  5. Wow, Ana! What a complete bio! I love the diary... And I didn't know Natasha shortened her last name to Poly - cool fact! Another beautiful post, darling!


  6. she is certainly gorgeous - i want her cheekbones!

  7. amazing post....please keep these features coming!

  8. Ok, I have been searching everywhere no online posting have any information about her romantic life! I know it's a bit of amateur, however does anyone happen to know who is is involve with?

  9. @anonymous

    I heard it is a Dutch man and he lives in Europe. That's all I know, sorry :(


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