Eating pancakes, Zoolander and D&G, Sasha Kichigina likes all the things we love.
Top by KENT and vintage jeans by LEVI’s at WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
Can you tell us about how you got scouted?
My mother agent noticed me at the age of 13 when I was attending fashion studio classes organised by my agency.
What have you been up to since you got scouted?
Finishing high school and working at the same time. I’ve been working in Tokyo 4 months in total, in Milan, and finally got to NY a few months ago.
What’s your favourite thing that you’ve worn on a shoot or in a show that you wish was yours?
Calvin Klein silk flower dress from the SS16 collection.
Who would be your dream photographer to work with? Or your dream designer to work for?
Peter Lindberg, I find the inspiration in his works again and again, people and their feelings are so real on his pictures, he looks at everybody he shoots from his particular side, so you can easily recognize the style, it seems like I can’t stop admiring. Dream designer? Let it be D&G, these guys know better than anyone else how to make a woman feel herself beautiful.
What do you do when you’re not modelling?
My university studies, singing and playing piano, reading professor Dawkins’ books and eating pancakes. Oh, and listening to music all the time.
What’s been your favourite moment as a model so far?
It is a hard question. Probably the shooting for the advertising in Japan where I was wearing the Japanese national wedding kimonos. They were incredibly beautiful and incredibly heavy.
Which city would you love to live in?
I don’t know yet, I love NY for now, but if talking about future I would prefer some warm place with mild climate right by the ocean coast.
Do you prefer shoots or shows?
Who’s your favourite female model and who is your favourite male model?
Tyra Banks and Zoolander!
Top by AMERICAN APPAREL and vintage jeans by LEVI’s at WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
Top by KENT, vintage shirt by CALVIN KLEIN and vintage jeans by LEVI’s at WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
Photography: Amber Mahoney (@amberbmahoney)
Fashion: Ali Breslin (@alieatoric)
Photo assistant: Jill Schweber (@jillschweber)
Model: Sasha Kichigina of Elite Models (@sashakichigina)