Dinara Chetyrova @ Muse: “Well, last month been pretty hectic, i spend most of a time in a plane”

by Omario Harfouch & Anastasia Kirikova

Model of the Week: Dinara Chetyrova


Hips: 34

Waist: 23

Bust: 32

Height: 5′10

Mother Agency – Muse (New York, USA)

Modeling agencies (worldwide):

  • Premier – London
  • Mega – Miami
  • Look – San francisco
  • Mannequin studio – Singapore
  • Style – Hong Kong
  • Esse – Shanghai

Experience / Fashion Show:

New York:

Rachel Comey, Barbara Tfank, Elise Øverland, Organic by John Patrick, Christian Siriano, Project Runway, Academy of Art University, Rachel Roy, Mackage, Alice + Olivia, Wes Gordon, Sally LaPointe, Jenni Kayne


Maurizio Pecoraro

Experience / Editorials/Advertisings:

Schon Magazine, Interview magazine, Elle, Surface magazine, Neiman Marcus…

L’Oréal Inoa (advertising)

AAM: New York, Paris or Milano ?

Dinara:New York!

AAM: Fashion Shows or Editorials ?


AAM: High heels or flats ?


AAM: American Vogue, French Vogue or Italian Vogue ?

Dinara:Italian Vogue

AAM: Names of designers you would love to work with.

Dinara: I love love love Alexander McQueen! I ve waited 2 hrs in line for his Savage Beauty exhibition in Metropolitan n it worth every second of it. He was a pure genius … such a terrible loss for the world of fashion, sadly noone will ever be able to work with him again.

I also love Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci – his designs have such a dark yet serene n beautiful feel to it.

AAM: What is your favorite drink ?

Dinara:Ginger Lemon Mint tea with a touch of honey

AAM: What was the last movie you went to see ?


AAM: If someone write a biography about you, what do you think the title should be ?

Dinara:At home among strangers a stranger among his.

AAM: What kind of people do you dislike ?

Dinara:The ones who do not keep there word

AAM: If you were a type of food, what type of food would you be ?

Dinara:Green tea ice cream. It s not that usual n You either like it or hate it.

AAM: Your favourite quote?

Dinara:This too shall pass.

AAM: Welcome, dear Dinara. I think everyone will be interested to know what’s new in your career for last years-months ?

Dinara: Thank you for having me here, it s a pleasure. Well last month been pretty hectic i spend most of a time in a plane, good for my miles i guess ;)

I ve recently shot for Morrocan oil campaign, then there were Redkeen, then i fly to Seattle spend there few days, came back to New York for 2 days to pack n went off to London to shoot new trends Wella campaign, a week in London n i m back on a plane to New York – shooting for Sephora, going back to London tomorrow. So lots of travels, yes… I think I ve discovered some new kind of jet lag, cuz for now i dont belong to any time zone, i m sort of in my own, ha ha )))

AAM: Do you remember your first casting? Tell me how it was.

Dinara:Umm, scary? i guess… i had no idea what i m doing n whole thing felt very awkward )

AAM: Work implies frequent travel. What do you do during a flight ?

Dinara: Oh God… trying to get as much rest as possible, even tho it s quite challenging, i never seam to find space for my legs, haha, so i end up in some kinda awkward position, very entertaining for my neighbors :) I always try to drink water, planes n conditioned air makes you dehydrated. It s also very important to remember that tea or coffee actually takes the water out of you system, so it s not the best choice for plane. Water Water Water :)

I prefer reading a book on a plane as opposed to watching a movie. I m reading Ayn Rand – The Fountainhead at the moment, i m challenging myself n reading it in english, so it takes time, but this book is simply Amazing you need to check it out if you got a chance :)

AAM: Tell me please, what kind of work have left on you the strongest impression ?

Dinara:I d have to say shooting with Mert n Marcus for Interview. Whole setting was beautiful, they closed down one of London`s clubs n recreate the atmosphere of Chinese salon of an opium era. It was very interesting to watch two photographers work as one, so smooth … seamed like they understood each other without saying a word .

AAM: Everyone knows that shooting for magazines is one the most difficult parts of modeling. Tell me how this is happening in your case?

Dinara:Shooting a magazine or anything whatsoever is a team work – hair, make up, wardrobe it s all there to help you get in a right mood for a shoot, then you just go with it.

AAM: We can hear a lot of stories, about models who have self-esteem problems since childhood concerning their height slimness. Did your ever feel uncomfortable about these.

Dinara:Well i ve suffered of self-esteem problems like many of us, but mine were not due to my weigh or height. Growing up in Russia with my asian look was kind of challenging, i felt very different n not accepted. Funny enough things i ve been called names before now are the reason i live and work in New York.

AAM: We all know that the designers, photographers, stylists are sometimes very difficult people. There have been stories in your case when you could not find a working understanding with the team?

Dinara:As I ve mentioned before – shooting is a team work… getting together group of a creative people with strong opinions could turn out as a disaster, but at the same time you all have one goal – completing this shoot best way possible, so i guess at this point you should try your best to get job done.

AAM: You did many many fashion shows in this season. Which one you like more? and why?

Dinara:Actually I loved Thom Brown show. He start working with womans wear not that long ago n his garments more of a creatures then every day wear, so is his show – it s more of a theatrical act then an usual runway.

AAM: Are there any models that inspire you ?

Dinara:I think every one is different, unique in its own way, you should be your own inspiration. I m not saying you should act like you are the best thing in a world period, but i think understanding yourself n discovering your own strength n weaknesses helps you not only be a better model, but be a better person

AAM: What are your favorite sports, how much do you exercise and how do you manage your diet to stay in shape?

Dinara:I m taking a Ballet classes at the moment – i used to do ballet when i was a kid n i m not nearly as good as i used to be i fact i m very clumsy, but i love it nevertheless plus i ve start taking fencing classes, it s a new experience n i m having lots of fun with it.

AAM: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Dinara:In love … with the home n family of my own.

AAM: What do you think of All About Models?

Dinara: I m still very new to a site, but i think it s a really good idea creating space where ppl from our industry can share experiences.

Thank you

xxx Dinara .

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