Name? Elo (@balboablonde).
What’s your job? Model.
What did you study? Languages at La Sorbonne Paris.
If you were a character of a movie which one would you be? Camille Javal in “Le Mépris” by Jean-Luc Godard.
If you could be any photographer from the past to work with who would you choose? Nan Goldin.
Your fiancé Viktor Vauthier has described you as his favorite person to photograph, if you could choose, besides him, which photographer would you like to be photographed by? Chris von Wangenheim.
Can you give us a definition of art? Art is everything that surrounds you.
Your favorite style icons? Chloé Sévigny and Courtney Love.
If you could have a super power what would you choose? Teleportation.
When, in your opinion, can you define a person as an artist? Within his sensibility.
Do you think that the relationship between art and drugs is just a cliché? I feel that certain artists needs drugs to fully express themselves but it’s not my own perception.
Who is in your opinion the best supermodel in history? Claudia Schiffer.
And right now? Bella Hadid.
Can you tell us what your top 5 favorite models of all time are? Kate Moss, Grace Jones, Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell, Lara Stone.
What do you like most about Italy? Heritage, food, art, landscape and road tripping.
What is the night you spent the most money to have fun? Playing roulettes in Vegas with Vik.
What’s your favorite artist? My lover.
What’s your favorite show business character? Anya-Taylor Joy.
If you could live in one historical era, which one would you choose? Future.
If you could spend a day with an historical figure who would you choose? Buddha.
Who are the people that inspired you the most? My father Nico, my mother Maria, my sister Vera, my brother Tom, my friend Kid Lohan and my man Viktor.
If you can choose a famous person for a night, who would it be? Camille Razat.
And for a relationship? Julia Fox.
Can you give us a list of your top 5 favorite fashion designers of all time? Vivienne Westwood, Junya Watanabe, Yves Saint Laurent, Donatella Versace, Guccio Gucci.
What makes a model better than another? Confidence.
What was your work that you liked the most? They all are special to me.
The most appreciated one? My Italia ELLE cover story.
Can you tell us an iconic campaign from the past that you would have liked to do? Christian Dior Campaign shot by Chris von Wangenheim.
Where have you been on vacation when you were young? Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Russia, Jordania, South of France.
Where are you going on vacation now? Just back from Dominican Republic.
What’s the topic you are most expert in? Cinéma.
Have you ever been in love? Yes.
Are you now? Yes.
Have you ever had a homosexual experience? Yes.
Where do you live? Milan.
Which neighbourhood? Chinatown.
Where are you from? France and Russia.
Other cities where you’ve been living and how long? Paris, 5 years, Sydney, 3 months, Los Angeles, New York for few months. Now Milan for already 2 years.
Which languages do you speak? French, Russian, English now learning Italian.
Which are your favorite places in your city? Porta Venezia and Chinatown.
Favorite movies? Lost Highway; L’homme orchestre; Enter the void; It follows; Pineapple Express; The Royal Tenenbaum; Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind; Shame; 37.2 Le matin; Heaven knows well; Persona; Vertigo; Le mepris; Model Shop; Trainspotting; Dallas Buyer Club; La grande bouffe; Daisies.
Favorite directors? Godard; Lynch; Chytylova; Demy; Bergman; Noé; Varda; Coppola; Von Trier; Scorcese; Audiard; Tarantino; Sautet.
Favorite songs? The Knife – Heartbeats; Genesis – Grimes; Velvet Underground – Venus in Fur; Lana Del Rey – Radio; Joy Division – Disorder; Company Flow – 8 steps to Perfection; Pete Doherty – Last of the English Roses; Siouxsie and the Banshee – Arabian Knights; The Cure – Holy Hour; Nirvana – In bloom; Bronski Beat – Small town boy.
Favorite bands? The Cure; Muse; The Horrors; Joy Division; Tame Impala; The Velvet Underground and Nico; Hole.
Favorite books? Nouvelles sous ecstasy by Frédéric Beigbeder; Attrape cœur by J.D. Salinger; On the road by Kerouac; Les lois de l’attraction by Breat Easton Ellis; Joyland by Stephen King; Demain by Musso.
Favorite artworks? The Artist is Present by Marina Abramovic; The Garden of Earthly Delights; Self portrait with Cropped Hair by Frida Kahlo; The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin; Birth of Venus by Botticelli.
What would you change if you could about the fashion world? Hypocrisy.
Do you feel envy for anyone? If so, for whom? Nope.
The material good you most desire and envy? An eco-friendly house.
If you had the possibility to remove social networks from the world, would you delete them? Yes.
The craziest experience you’ve ever had? Driving for the first time and being stuck in the desert for hours.
What do you think about influencers? Nothing.
Do you consider yourself an influencer? Nope.
What does a person have to do to conquer you? Culture, charm and beautiful hands.
If you were not fiancee, would you prefer that someone come up to you and ask for your number in person, or would you prefer a message on Instagram? In person.
What’s your favorite historical character? Anne Frank.
Can you define yourself with an adjective? (Nonchalante) Loyal.
What people are saying about you? That I have fake boobs and lips (they are real haha).
Favorite TV series? Mindhunter.
If you were an animal which one would you like to be? Diplodocus.
Have you ever had sex with more than one person? Yes.
What time do you usually go to sleep? Late.
What’s your favorite city in the world? Tokyo.
Do you believe in some religions? Yes.
Your favorite dish? All my mom’s dishes; Pierojki, Syrniki, Borsch.
Do you have some phobias? Being stuck in an elevator.
A brand you’d like to work with? Gucci.
How important is it for you to be rich from 1 to 10? 6.
And fame? 3.
How important are fame and money to impress a partner? What matters is love and care.
And what about beauty? A persons soul is what defines his beauty.
And intelligence? Very important.
The smartest person you know? My father.
Do you consider yourself smart? Enough to be where I am now.
The most precious material thing you own? My grandmas Amethyst ring.
What do you usually drink at the bar? White wine.
An advice you can give to someone that want to do your job? Being strong mentally and physically.
Best party you’ve been to? I don’t remember…
Have you ever experienced racism or some kind of discriminations personally? No.
What drugs have you done? I tried in the past some of them.
If so which one is your favorite? Weed.
And which one you use more often? I don’t do drugs anymore.
Are there many models who use cocaine? Maybe.
Are you in favour of the liberalisation of soft drugs? Yes.
And hard drugs? No.
What’s your best talent? Honesty and I’m a good listener.
What are the clothes you can’t stand to see on a man and on a woman? Five fingers shoes.
Have you ever been offered something in exchange for sex? Yes, but I declined.
Is the fashion world still marked by patriarchal dynamics? Less nowadays women are now running the show.
What’s the item of clothing you spent the most money on? Hand Bag.
Can you tell us a number from 1 to 89? 2 is my spiritual number.
Favorite restaurant in the city where you live? Alhambra.
What is your motto? Live fast and never die.
How much time do you spend per day on instagram according to your phone stats? Between 1 and 2 hours max.
Your ideal holiday? The perfect ratio between doing nothing and discovering.
What would you have done if you had not done your job? Interior Design / Yoga Teacher.
If you could choose someone to follow you on Instagram who would you choose? Joaquin Phœnix.
If you could choose whose interview would you like to read? My grandmother.