A Guide to Knowing Your Russian Street Style Stars

Over the last few seasons, you might have noticed that the well-trained eyes of street style photogs like Tommy Ton, Phil Oh, and Nam of StreetFSN have focused on a bevy of Russian beauties. Their dramatic style is just as eye-catching as their names are hard to pronounce. We're talking about Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova, Anya Ziourova, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Vika Gazinskaya. Not familiar? Let us break it down for you.
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Over the last few seasons, you might have noticed that the well-trained eyes of street style photogs like Tommy Ton, Phil Oh, and Nam of StreetFSN have focused on a bevy of Russian beauties. Their dramatic style is just as eye-catching as their names are hard to pronounce. We're talking about Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova, Anya Ziourova, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Vika Gazinskaya. Not familiar? Let us break it down for you.
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Over the last few seasons, you might have noticed that the well-trained eyes of

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Miroslava Duma

Mira Duma might be the posterchild for Russian street style. She has a seemingly endless wardrobe of looks that covers every trend, and rotates between a small black Chanel Boy bag or a comparably sized Hermes shoulder bag. The daughter of a steel magnate, Duma works as a fashion journalist, the Editor-at-Large for POP magazine and the founder of

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Elena Perminova

With cheekbones to rival those of Kate Moss and a long, lean figure, it should come as no surprise that Elena Perminova doubles as a model when she's not spending time with her two sons and her billionaire boyfriend Alexander Lebedev or attending international fashion weeks. With the most versatile style of the bunch, she's been know to swap crop tops and jeans for Giambattista Valli Haute Couture in the blink of an eye, and she has a very enviable collection of wide brim hats and bejeweled headbands.

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Ulyana Sergeenko

Corsets, full skirts, and cat-eye sunglasses make up a good portion of Ulyana Sergeenko's wardrobe, I'm guessing. The gorgeous designer has a penchant for pieces with a retro feel. Her debut couture collection was shown at Moscow fashion week this year, with Natalia Vodianova modeling the closing look. She's also a mom to young daughter Vasilissa, who has been seen romping around in her mother's designs. Ulyana hails from a small town in Kazakhstan called Ust'-Kamenogorsk, but is currently living in Moscow with her family.

In her own words:

Favorite Designers: Actually there are too many to count, among them are Christian Dior, Azzedine Alaia, Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and many others.

Style Icon: My grandmother.

Her Personal Style: It's always changing and evolving as it depends on my mood, on the films I just watched, books I just read etc. Though I'd say that maybe the key-features of my style are feminine silhouettes and eccentric accessories.

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Anya Ziourova

Tall, slender, and super-chic, St. Petersburg-born Anya Ziourova has mastered the art of looking sleek. She's often seen in Balenciaga, Balmain, Céline and other streamlined, highbrow labels. Aside from being the perfect street style bait, she has a wildly successful career as the fashion director of Tatler Russia, a creative fashion consultant for Allure Russia, and a stylist for numerous other publications. Fun Fact: She is an accomplished pianist who can play Tchaikovsky like it's nobody's business.

In her own words:

Favorite Designers: Balenciaga, Céline, Balmain, Anthony Vacarello

Her Personal Style: Understated and Chic

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Vika Gazinskaya

Known for her Nike's-and-cocktail dress look, Vika Gazinskaya is a designer born and raised in Moscow. Her designs are whimsical and often feature prints of her doodles in colored pencil. Her most recent collection takes inspiration from Icelandic landscapes which resulted in heavenly ruffles, scenic scenes, and surreal shapes.

In her own words:

Favorite Designers: Dries Van Noten, Stefano Pilati, Stella McCartney. From the past: Cristobal Balenciaga

Style Icon: I do not have one.

Her Personal Style: Not following trends and wearing must haves.