Last week I wrote about Miroslava Duma and I couldn’t pass by the former commander of the russian fashion squad, Ulyana Sergeenko.
As I read about these beautiful, stylish russian girls I can’t help but notice that all of them have wealthy backgrounds- parents or husbands or both. These are not some ordinary poor girls like Cinderella, that bloomed from ashes…no…the circumstances that brought them into light are not to be ignored.
Ulyana Sergeenko was born on 30 August 1981 into a family of linguists in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, when it was still part of the USSR, according to Wikipedia. She has a daughter named Vasilisa Khachaturova.
Following her marriage to Russian insurance billionaire Danil Khachaturov, Ulyana Sergeenko became a devoted client of Valentino, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, and Dior. Thanks to the money, first of all and aesthetic sense, second of all she managed to get into the spotlight of fashion magazines and blogs and become a well known socialite and fashion blogger.
As a result of the above read, she was dubbed by other, let’s say, frustrated fashion bloggers, part of the Russian Mafia alongside her “Russian Fashion Pack” fellows Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova and Vika Gazinskaya.
Ulyana Sergeenko became frustrated when pieces she had collaborated with designers on showed up in their collections with no credit given to her contributions. Sergeenko decided to launch her eponymous fashion label in 2012 in Paris and her first couture collection was well received with great reviewers stating that her style is a blend of Russian military, literary and fairytale influences.
As Vogue writes: “A trip backstage at Ulyana Sergeenko is a lesson in Russian history. In her nine seasons on the Paris calendar, she and her partner in the business Frol Burimskiy have touched on everything from the Orient Express (obvious) to St. Petersburg’s Soviet era apartments (more esoteric)Her debut collection featured clingy knit tops, quilted skirts, floor-sweeping greatcoats, and enough sable to swaddle the Russian army.”
Among her clients are famous singers as Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, performers as Dita von Teese, socialites as Kim Kardashian and models as Natalia Vodianova.