On Feb. 28, one of the most successful supermodels in the world, Natalia Vodianova, celebrates her birthday. Let’s find out style secrets of the Russian beauty and many couturiers’ muse.
In everyday life, Natalia Vodianova prefers the style of minimalism. This refers not only to clothes, but also makeup: the star can appear at the event without a ton of makeup and complicated hair styling. "I like relaxed looks and slightly messy hair, because it's important for me to remain true to myself in any situation," – Natalia comments. Concise, classic models, monochrome colours and minimalistic prints on light and airy dresses make the celebrity’s style feminine and elegant.
In her everyday life, Natalia Vodianova dresses simply and casually: the model complements sweaters, jeans and pants of lightweight materials with stylish sneakers or other flat shoes. For walks, Natalia often chooses midi dresses, A-line skirts and loose linen shirts. Despite the brevity of outfits, even casual looks of the Russian beauty are always under control.
Natalia opts for pantsuits not only for red carpets but for everyday life. The model is fond of fitted jackets, laconic blazers and male oversized pantsuits. However, Natalia manages to look fragile and feminine in them. It’s all about the right combination: the model usually completes an oversized pantsuit with feminine tops and blouses. The runway star is not afraid of bright colors (pay attention to this intense pink pantsuit) and interesting prints.
Despite her love for classic styles, Natalia allows herself more daring combinations. For example, once the model appeared at the event in a single-breasted mint-colored jacket and paired it with wide Bermuda shorts. Natalia also donned a tie-dye shirt – the look turned out to be unusual, fresh and modern.
Marc Jacobs and Riccardo Tisci are one of the most beloved designers of Natalia Vodianova. The model likes to combine bright complicated clothes with simple t-shirts and minimal jewelry. The model calls this style "relaxed chic": for example, the model complemented a skirt with a lush print with a strict cropped coat in olive green. Despite the mix of different textures and colors, the whole look turned out to be elegant and harmonious.
Natalia Vodianova, like many girls, is fond of lace. The model considers this openwork pattern to be very Russian, and since Natalya is a true patriot of her country, Slavic motifs are often present in her clothes. Russian style is not necessarily a kakoshnik or folk embroidery. Most often, it means just a hint: floral print, pattern or color scheme.
Usually, Natalia Vodianova is guided by the Coco Chanel’s principle: “When choosing accessories, take off what you put on last.” Concise and restrained clothing styles dictate their own rules, so the model tries to use one small accessory in the look. But scarves are clear favorites of the celebrity: there are a huge number of them in her wardrobe.
At special events, Natalia often appears with Chanel bags, while in her everyday life she prefers voluminous roomy models. There are a lot of high-heeled shoes, as well as ballet flats, ethnic-style sandals and rough ankle boots in the celebrity’s wardrobe.