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Bal Harbour Blog Gets to Know Anne V

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In September, photographer, James Macari (best known for shooting fabulous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photos, some including Anne) teamed with stylist Sara Gore Reeves for the fall edition of Bal Harbour. Well, Bal Harbour‘s website has an awesome blog featuring its cover girl!

Getting to Know Anne V

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Like so many model stories go, Russian-born Anne Sergeyevna Vyalitsyna—best known as Anne V—was spotted in Saint Petersburg at the tender age of 15. She had a quick rise to fashion stardom checking off a fragrance campaign, major runway shows and a “face of” campaign all in less than a year.

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ough, she’s probably best—or at least most widely recognized—for her killer body which has been celebrated in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue consecutively for the last 10 years. Perhaps it was those spreads that caught the eye of her former romances Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, whom she dated for two years, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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What caught our eye when casting the 5’10 stunner for the cover of Bal Harbour’s Fall 2014 issue was her mega-watt smile. Anne V’s look is one of a bygone era of supermodel: full of life, sexy and genuinely happy!

And who wouldn’t be with a few fine feathers in your cap like Chanel’s Chance perfume campaign, the face of Chloé and runway debuts for Roland Mouret and Sophia Kokosalaki—all in your first year. In fact, on those first bookings, Anne V. had barely mastered the English language. Quite the star turn for a 15-year-old from Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod).

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In the years since, she’s shown no signs of slowing down. She’s appeared on the covers of French Elle and British Vogue (March and July 2003, respectively) and walked runways for Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Miu Miu and Chloé. She also appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show walked in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

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When it comes to editorials, Ann V. has got the shutterbugs lining up, having been photographed by some of the world’s top image-makers, including Ellen von Unwerth and Norman Jean Roy, who shot her for the cover of Vanity Fair, no less. She’s also appeared in Vogue, Glamour and fashion forward publications like Italian Vogue, Numéro and i-D.

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Anne V. doesn’t stop at the runway, though. She’s one of the model coaches on Oxygen’s The Face, alongside Naomi Campbell. If she can stand her own next to that glamazon, well, we think we’ll be seeing this blonde beauty for a long time to come!

Also on Bal Harbour‘s blog is a cool video of Anne’s photo shoot!

(Photography Credit: James Macari/Blog Post Credit: Bal Harbour)

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A Year in Review of Supermodel Anne V

Alexa Magazine, model Anne V at W Hotel Downtown

It has been a glorious year for Anne Vyalitsyna and to close out 2014, I am presenting some of my favorite things that Anne has been doing over the course of 2014.

Anne V Joins Season 2 of The Face

In January 2014, Anne shared a many a tweet about her excitement on being a part of Oxygen’s model-reality show, The Face, which would be kicking off it’s second season. The show featured legendary supermodel, Naomi Campbell, fashion model Lydia Hearst and host Nigel Barker. She would be mentoring a team of young aspiring models in the competition, in hopes of beating out Naomi’s and Lydia’s teams.

Oxygen's The Face Official Promo

The show, which aired on March 5th was one of the best by far. It had to be, after all, Anne, along with her finalist, Tiana Zarlin, stole the win for the show’s second season.


(Pictured: Anne Vyalitsyna, Naomi Campbell, Nigel Barker, Lydia Hearst and Anne with finalist and winner Tiana Zarlin)

Also, during the start of the new year of 2014, Anne had some of the best work in the magazines. Some of our favorites for 2014 were:

Anne for Esquire Magazine February 2014


(Photography by Chris Fortuna)

Anne V for Ocean Drive Magazine: February 2014


(Photography: Randall Slavin)

Anne also had a lot to celebrate too. It would be her ten year anniversary with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, being featured in its 50th anniversary issue.

Anne V: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Issue 2014


(Anne Vyalitsyna, photographed in Brazil by photographer Raphael Mazzucco)

Another celebration was Anne being featured in theNew York Post a day before her 28th birthday in a story titled, “Blonde Ambition”, discussing her modeling career and her latest accomplishments.


(Photography:Rene Cervantes)

Anne V for FHM China Magazine: May 2014


(Photography by Jun Liu)

We can’t forget the various events that she had attended.

Anne V for Zac Posen Mercedes-Benz Fall 2014 Fashion Week


(Pictured Anne Vyalitsyna on runway and backstage with Zac Posen)

Anne V Attends 100th Annual White House Correspondents’Dinner May 2014


(Pictured Anne Vyalitsyna on red carpet and with Freida Pinto Photo Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Anne also shared the news that she would have a small role in another. The first being from the Die Hard franchise (which unfortunately was never seen due to cuts before its movie release) and the second, Lullaby, which starred Garrett Hedlund and Amy Adams. Anne was cast in the role of Brooke.

Anne V Attends Screening of Lullaby in New York


(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images/Johns PKI/Splash News/Corbis)

And let us not forget those amazing advertising campaigns for various fashion establishments.

Anne V for LaDanum Fall/Winter 2014

Anne V for Lindex 60 Years of Fashion Fall 2014

Anne V for Bal Harbour Fall 2014


(Photography by James Macari, Styled by Sarah Gore Reeves)

Lastly, Anne always manages to take her followers on vacation with her.

Anne, thank you so much for sharing so much with all of us. May the new year be the best for you just as 2014 has been.

SI Swimsuit 2014 Intimate Anne V 1

Harper’s Bazaar Russia Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

In November of 2012, Anne tweeted little sneak peeks of a photo shoot that she was doing. Many of us anticipated and waited to see what would develop, and wondered which magazine she’d be featured in. We finally learned that Anne’s photo shoot was with Harper’s Bazaar Russia

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(Photography of Anne V from Instagram)

Anne’s Sneak Peek to Harper’s Bazaar Russia

View the collection, as well as the whole editorial of Anne’s magazine spread on Anne V Org Facebook.