Alyona Osmanova, how did you begin your career?
I was descovered on the subway in Kiev.
Who is your favourite photographer to work with?
Juergen Teller, David Sims, Max Farago and Paul Rowland.
What has been your favourite campaign to shoot?
Where do you call home?
What do you always carry when you travel?
Pictures with friends and family and my iPod.
What beauty products are must-haves?
Face cream (as natural as possible), because my face gets a lot of different products put on it during jobs so my skin needs to relax afterwards.
Describe your personal style...
Personal style? It’s all about the mood and the weather!
Stella McCartney, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton, Proenza Schouler.
Favourite city to shop?
NY for shopping, because I know it best so it’s easier to find things!
Who are your style icons?
Don't have any.
How do you pass the time when you’re waiting around on set?
I always have a little notebook and a pen so I can write or draw. I also like to read or listen to music.
What’s currently playing on your iPod?
I like lots of different music; classic, rock, pop – it all helps me relax.
What music do you like to have playing when you work?
It really helps when the music is quite energetic and brings everyone up. But different stories on the set need different moods. And at least half of the mood is created by the music.
Which show is the most fun to be a part of each season?
Marc Jacobs, Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, John Galliano.
What is the best thing a designer has ever given you – any great backstage gifts?
I think the best gift is being part of the show.
If you weren’t modelling, where would you like to be?
Good question. Maybe an interior designer or working in the hotel and restaurant industry.
What can’t you live without?
Do you have a nickname?
No just my name. But in my language you can use different forms of it. Some of my friends call me Alenchik.
How do you keep trim and fit?
It’s all about being happy and active.
So what next, what are you excited about that is coming up?
I’m really excited about tomorrow, the same way I was excited about today and yesterday. Why? Because life is so wonderful, and I don’t want to miss any of its happy moments!