Exclusive interview with Model Vera Smirnova from Brooklyn, New York
I was born in small town in Russia
Studied excellent in school
Besides regular school I went to Dance school and Art school
Became addicted of fashion since I was 9 years old because I started reading Cosmopolitan at this age and of course I wanted to be a model and designer I didn’t know if there is any other professions connected to fashion
When I was 16 years old after I finished school I moved out from my town and went to another bigger city Kazan
There I tried to get in to architectural school.m. And I did it just because we don’t have any good fashion school so I decided that architecture is kind of close(which was wrong)
I was able to get in to the architectural university just from the second attempt
When I was studying I was completely disappointed in Architecture, but I graduated anyway.
In 2009 I went to America first time and I didn’t like it because I didn’t have friends here and my boyfriend was in Russia so I got back home. But then I realized that I can’t live in Russia anymore everything annoyed me so much I was even seeing dreams about USA.
After my graduation my boyfriend and me went to China to travel and make some money to be able to go to States but we were refused in visa twice.
We started traveling a lot. We lived in China, Vietnam, Mexica, Malta and visited some other countries.
In 2014 my boyfriend broke up with me and I’m glad he did. Our relationship was over but I couldn’t make this step by myself.
I decided to go to Malta to study English. There I also was able to get American visa.
In 2015 I went to America and since then I’ve been living in Brooklyn.
I started modeling here because I always wanted but when I was younger I couldn’t accept my body. I had anorexia and bulimia. But I started working out in 2012 which helped me to love my body and taught me to appreciate it. It didn’t happen overnight of course it took me years. Here in America I can see more diversity and almost everybody can be a model.
I love to create beautiful stories choose clothes and locations for my photoshoots.
Model Page: www.instagram.com/verushkasmirnova
Stylist Page: www.instagram.com/verasmirnovastyle