Meet The Model: Sweet Sweet Sveta Matiunina Shot By Renee Parkhurst

Face of an angel.

The story goes that Sveta grew tired of basketball after six years, hopped on the internet and found an agency. Owing perhaps to her very fortunate ratio of forehead, doe eyes, pillowed lips and petite chin — but also to her utter sweetness — Sveta’s nonchalant entry to modelling has lead to a career that is anything but.

She’s had her fair share of campaigns, pages in major titles, and has walked for all the hot labels from Rodarté to Hood By Air. Right now, you might recognise her from Daisy’s current look book, in which she is complete fire. Of course.

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Name: Sveta

Nickname: Matiu

Star sign: Pisces

Where are you from and where do you live now?
I’m from Russia but moved to LA two years ago .

What do you like to do/hope to do outside of modelling?
When I have a free day I try to walk as much as I can. I also love just staying home and watching some movies, reading books, practicing my English.

What’s your favourite time of day?
Probably morning.

What inspires you most?
My family.

Any personal beliefs or values that are meaningful to you?
I believe that you have only one life, so you should do as much as you can to make yourself, your family and your friends happy. I also think that family is the most precious thing on earth.

What celebrity or person from history do you have a crush on?
None

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanna have a family and bunch of animals 🙂

What scares you most?
I’m insanely scared of flying, and it really affects me cause I’m travelling all the time.

The best gift you’ve ever received?
My little sister and brother.

What is a skill you wish you possessed?
Drawing and photographing.

If you could dedicate a song to someone right now, what would it be and who would it be for?
Something for my mum.

Photography and direction: Renee Parkhurst
Fashion: Joanie Delsanto
Hair and make-up: Jaime Diaz
Model: Sveta @ next

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