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A Minute with A Model: Natasha Poly

A chic chat with the face behind Michael Kors Fall Collection Campaign


Poly in the Michael Kors Fall 2015 ad campaign shot by Mario Testino.

With an impressive runway mileage, cheekbones for days and an inimitable sense of style (proof: @natashapoly Instagram), Natasha Poly is a model with presence.

For over a decade, the Russian-born beauty has been gracing runways and ad campaigns, jet setting around the world and, since 2013, also raising a daughter.

This month Poly steps into the spotlight as the face of Michael Kors Collection Fall 2015. Behind the scenes of the glamorous Mario Testino-lensed shoot, she discussed memorable fashion moments, motherhood and her life mottos.


Q: Who is your style icon and why? 
A: My style icon is Brigitte Bardot. She’s very rock’n’roll and feminine at the same time. I love her movies and her lifestyle was very chic. I love her black eyeliner and her blond hair.
Q: What are your on-duty and off-duty outfit go-to’s? 
A: My on and off-duty looks really don’t differ so much. I love to wear a great heel & oversized cashmere sweater paired with a classic jean or trouser.
Q: What’s the one beauty secret your mother taught you? 
A: Beauty sleep is really important, also water. And I’m really into massaging my face for better circulation. 
Image: The model this year at the Cannes Film Festival.

Q: Describe Michael Kors, the man, in 5 words. 
A: Very handsome, charming, jet setter, confident and fun.
Q: Describe motherhood in 5 words or less.
A: Unconditional love!!!
Q: What’s one piece of style advice you’ll give her, when she’s old enough? 
 A: To always be unique. 
Image: On set at the Michael Kors Fall 2015 ad campaign shoot.


Fill In the Blanks 

The secret to a happy life is to give love and be loved. I  learned this when I was still young. The best advice I’ve  ever received was to never compare yourself to anyone,
 and that we are all different
and it was given  to me   by my mother. I live in Amsterdam and it is a beautiful
city with beautiful people
. My star sign is Cancer. My  favorite place to visit is Paris because it is breathtaking  Motherhood has taught me how to multitask and to  always   be responsible. My perfect day starts with a kiss from my  husband and ends with a hug from my daughter.   The one thing I do everyday without fail is try to be
good mother.

Image: Relaxing beachside while on vacation with daughter Aleksandra.