Style Setters: Model Icons, Anne Vyalitsyna

By  September 18, 2012

With eight consecutive appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, multiple walks down the Victoria’s Secret runway, and an appearance on the red carpet alongside Lady Gaga, Anne Vyalitsyna hits both the high fashion and pop culture crowd. Given her range of appreciation, Anne’s fans include everyone from designers to model lovers, street style photographers to editors. Her beauty translates from the runway in Paris to the glittery catwalk for Victoria’s Secret to noteworthy snaps showcasing her own personal fashion sense.

Who are your model role models?

Kathy Ireland, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Heidi Klum

Tell us about your first season backstage.

My first season was Sept. 2001 in nyc. I was so excited to get Marc Jacobs show being brand new face but then Sept.11th happened and the show got canceled. I was so heartbroken because modeling for Marc was my dream. I didn’t speak a word of English and remember being lined up to go on a catwalk and then hearing the news about the twin towers. Then it was a blur, people running and screaming all over the place. It was definitely a day we will always remember forever.

What’s your secret to the perfect pose?

My secret to a perfect pose is inside confidence, feeling comfortable in my body and trying to get outside of a safe comfort zone

How do you occupy your time when you’re in hair and makeup?

I talk with my family in Russia and deal with business emails. But I’ve been working with most hair and make-up people for the last 11 years so we just catch up on life and have fun.