Rustic Holiday – As the holidays grow closer, more brands are releasing their new campaigns for the Christmas season. Ralph Lauren gets into the mix with its latest advertisements starring Russian beauty Valentina Zalyaeva. Richard Phibbs captures Valentina (who walked Lauren’s spring-summer 2014 show) posing in elegant, festive looks alongside dogs and goats in a rustic countryside setting. Whether wearing cozy knitwear or dramatic gowns, the blonde model is a classic vision.
Lights. Camera. Peru. – Russian top model Valentina Zelyaeva graces the pages of Elle Mexico’s March issue looking stylish in the countryside of Peru. Valentina poses for Alexander Neumann in looks from the likes of Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana ana Catherine Malandrino selected by fashion editor Simon Rasmussen.
Estate of Mind – Luxury quarterly publication Fisher Island Magazine’s fall issue features this 1930s inspired story lensed by Danny Cardozo (Artist Management). Model Valentina Zelyaeva (Women) is the lady of the estate in a wardrobe of dazzling, timeless pieces from the likes of Ralph Lauren, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Christian Dior Couture, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors, Fendi, Oscar De La Renta, Versace, Guiseppe Zanotti, Cesare Pacioti and others. Styled by Danny Santiago (Artist Management), Valentina is elegant and elite in dramatic accessories and classic curls. / Makeup by Edward Cruz @ Cloutier Remix for Chanel, Hair by Duber Osorio @ Oribe, Manicure by Carol Wojtaszekc
Miami Heat – The June issue of Italian publication Velvet features a fun and fresh editorial lensed by Marcus Ohlsson (WM Artist Management). Russian beauty Valentina Zelyaeva is cast as the leading lady at a poolside party among other chic guests, all dressed in striking tropical prints and colors selected by stylist Laura Bianchi. / Hair by Mike Lundgren @ WM Artist Management. Make up by Katarina Håkansson @ WM Artist Management
Ralph Lauren’s Dapper and Divine Fall – On the final day of New York Fashion Week, Ralph Lauren presented a fall 2012 collection of refined glamour inspired by English aristocrats in autumn hues of navy, black, grey, plum and gold accents. The first section focused on menswear inspired pantsuits with dapper tailoring and newspaper boy hats softened by feminine curves and eclectic patterns. As the show progressed, the garments became more feminine featuring slinky gowns in long and fluid shapes of satin and velvet. A bit of glitz appeared in the form of sparkling sequins and ostrich feathers, culminating in a stunning finale gown of gold lamé worn by model Olga Sherer.
The Wanderers – Valentina Zelyaeva and male model Ben Hill take a romantic summer getaway for the January issue of Vogue Australia. Photographed by Lincoln Pilcher, the handsome pairing hits the beach and streets in lightweight ensembles from the likes of Chanel, Dries von Noten, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli styled by Morgan Pilcher. / Hair by Jordan M for Bumble and Bumble, Make-Up by Tamah K
Kiss You Off – Valentina Zelyaeva plays the role of naughty bombshell for Jacques Dequeker’s most recent work in Wish Report Brazil. Styled by Juliano Pessoa and Zuel Ferreira in lingerie inspired ensembles, Valentina revels in her vixen persona with lush makeup and hair by Max Weber.
Out West – Valentina Zelyaeva and Andreea Diaconu play the role of two farmhands for the May cover shoot from Elle Russia. Photographed by David Burton and styled by Daria Anichkina, the cowgirl stunners sport a wardrobe of romantic selects with designs from Ralph Lauren’s spring collection.
Valentina Zelyaeva & Andreea Diaconu photographed by David Burton for Elle Russia May 2011