Natasha Poly: Vogue Paris covers were astounding
Fashion star Natasha Poly's proudest moment is scoring back-to-back Vogue Paris covers.
The Russian model is a firm favourite in the industry, with Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci previously claiming it was him who organised her to come to Italy to launch her career. The designer may have had a hand in fast tracking her to the big time, but there are other stars who Natasha is thankful for as well.
"In 2004 I did two consecutive Vogue Paris covers with Carine Roitfeld, which had never been done before," she told Hello! Fashion Monthly. "At the time it was still all about 'the supers' and everyone was like, 'Who is this young girl?' That was an amazing start for me but having Mario Testino shoot a portrait of me and my daughter is probably the highlight of my life."
Natasha has two-year-old daughter Aleksandra with her husband Peter Bakker and juggling motherhood with her career is a work in process. She is constantly jetting around the globe for shoots, so has created some rules to ensure she doesn't miss out on any major moments with her little girl.
"I can't count how many flights I've taken this year, but I try to take my daughter with me when I can - and I always come home after spending three days away, that's my rule," she said. "I'm lucky to have a nanny - without her I wouldn't survive."
Being in the air so much can play havoc with the 30-year-old star's skin too. She has a set of products she relies on to keep her looking her best, and that includes ditching the super blonde hair with black roots she was once known for. As much as she loves that vibe, Natasha believes her current honey shade is more flattering these days.
"I try to keep (my skin) as clean as possible," she added. "Before bed I use a Clarisonic to buff away deal cells and cleanse my pores. Then I apply L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil to tone and soften my skin. I also use this oil to massage around my eyes, sometimes for half an hour, when I need to look wide awake after only a few hours sleep."