Elena Perminova : A Cinderella Story

Elena Perminova became the heroine of the September issue of U.S. edition of Harper’s Bazaar. The article titled “A Cinderella Story” reads as follows: “After her rescue from a Russian jail, Elena Perminova is living a modern-day fairy tale as couture’s newly crowned It girl ” .

Perminova,the 26-year-old girlfriend of billionaire media magnate Alexander Lebedev, a53-year-old former KGB agent and owner of The Independent and London Evening Standard newspapersShe grew up in Siberia, to a humble family who imported goods from China and sold them at the local market. When she was 16, Perminova was arrested for distributing drugs in a nightclub in Novosibirsk.Despite helping the police with the arrest of the local drugs barons ,they hence her movements.This is how she met Lebedev,at the time a politician in the Duma lobbying for a witness protection programme.He stepped in and saved her from 8 years of jail. “I was so young,” Perminova says of her dark past. “I was blind—completely.” She is grateful to Lebedev: “He was my angel,” she says. “There is no other word for it.”

About fashion Perminova says : “When I was nine, everyone wanted to be a princess at Christmas, but I dressed as a baby chicken. I realized it was important to have a personality. Otherwise you’ll be lost in the crowd.”

“My day-to-day wardrobe is rather modest; I prefer to collect books rather than clothes,”

“Russian style has changed a lot,and thank God. In the past it was so much about labels. Everyone wanted to show that they were rich. I never liked that.”

“On my very first trip to New York, Alexander said, ‘Please go to Bergdorf and buy something,’ but I was so impressed by the clothes, I couldn’t make up my mind,” she recalls. “So I bought jeans and wore them with his hooded sweatshirt and his huge Stephen Webster cross. [While I was] walking around, everyone looked at me—and I started to understand what I wanted and how this outfit was best for New York. But I could’ve bought a Dolce gown!”

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper's Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper’s Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper's Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper’s Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper's Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper’s Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper's Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper’s Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper's Bazaar US September 2013

Elena Perminova by Christopher Sturman for Harper’s Bazaar US September 2013

Harper’s Bazaar US September 2013 issue :

Photographer : Christopher Sturman

Fashion Editor: Joanna Hillman

Hair and makeup: Rosario Belm

 

 

source : harpersbazaar.com

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21 comments

    • SOul77

      you crazy ppl, this chick was a pusher just some years ago, before her daddy took her over. nobody cares anymore, some of her young clients are dead by now.

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  2. I’ve been following her recently on Instagram after reading an article in British Elle. Her story is truly amazing and the pictures are stunning. Specially the one with her blue & white dress ..

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  11. SOul77

    you crazy ppl, this chick was a pusher just some years ago, before her daddy took her over. nobody cares anymore, some of her young clients are dead by now.

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