Well, a few days ago, I blogged about some of the photo shoots in Vogue Australia (clickey clickey, you know you want to! Vogue Australia?!), and it turns out it was the model in both of them! She looked so different in both, but it WAS her. But who was she? I'd never heard of her before, but I'm sure others have. Is she new or a recognised face on the model scene? Let's find out!
Anja Rubik is a Polish model born in Poland June 12 1983. She and her family left Poland when she was 5 years old and lived in Greece, Canada and Umtata (South Africa), and she studied at at a British high school in Paris, where she was introduced to modelling. She wanted to finish her schooling before officially becoming a model, so she only worked through the holidays.
She began her career soon after graduating and since then has been featured on the covers of various magazines, including French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and German Vogue, Numero, Flair, Russh, Nylon and Elle, and in editorials for Numero, i-D, W MAgazine, V Magazine, Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. She has modelled for Givenchy, Chloe, Christian Dior, Hermes, Valentino, Gucci, H&M, Gap, Fendi, Missoni, Versace. Dolce & Gabanna, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren, and has been featured in haute couture for Valentino, Chanel, Christian Lacroix and Elie Saab. That's a hefty list!
Anja Rubik has been said to have 'the total package: perfect skin, amazing walk and the only model I can think of that never requires alterations at fittings... Most models would have ruined their careers by cutting off their hair, but it sees to have catapulted her superstar ranks.' - James Scully, casting agent.
She was one of the faces to land in one of the fourteen covers of V magazine in September 2008, each boasting a head shot of a famous model, either from a new crop of leading models or the supermodel era, appeared in the 2009 & 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She is currently ranked equal third on the Top 50 Models Women List and 23rd on the Top 15 Money Girls List, which makes her one of the highest earning high fashion models in the industry.
This year she has already been featured in the Pirelli Calendar photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, has become one of the models to star in Lacoste's "new look"campaign in January, which has a different advertising concept under the new tagline "Unconventional Chic", and has renewed her contract with Fendi for the third season in a row.
For someone as famous as she, you'd think she'd get a lot of publicity, but modelling isn't really a sure-fire way to get yourself recognised, unless you're amazing at it, and it looks like she already is, and here are the photos to prove it!
I don't know why I love her so much - she's just amazing! She's absolutely gorgeous of course, but there's something different about her, and she's so inspirational! What do you think about Miss Anja? Do you think she stands out or blends in with the rest of the skinny blonde models of the world?
Love E ♥