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Iva Varvarchuk is the latest star of our ongoing Meet the Muse series.

Photographed by Maddalena Petrosino and styled by Eleonora Gaspari, both of creative agency MILA, Iva dons a range of labels including Alexander Wang, Nike, Stussy, and items from adidas Originals’ YEEZY footwear range with Kanye West.

Shot in Rome, the editorial is accompanied by a quickfire interview with Iva, where she discusses her current tastes in music and food, as well as her favorite ways to relax.

Describe your current style.

Color, lots of color. And a healthy dose of improvisation.

Where do you live, and what is your favorite thing about that city?

Rome, I am fascinated by huge flocks of starlings performing astonishing aerial acrobatics over the skies of Rome at dusk. This extraordinary and unpredictable ballet is a pre-roosting phenomenon called starling murmuration.

How do you relax?

Music, food and the furthest seat from the screen at the cinema.

Sweet or savory?


What could you eat every day and never get tired of?

Oats, specifically in the form of porridge.

What do you see in your future?

I’m still practicing my fortune-telling skills, not quite there yet…

How did you get into modeling?

A fortuitous coincidence led me to meet Sara Pepponi, who became my agent and introduced me to the curiously fascinating world of fashion.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability, what would it be?

I would like to be able to predict a few seconds into the future, in order to bless people before they sneeze.

Which emoji best represents you?

The pepper!

What album do you currently have on repeat?

Bonobo – Migration.

  • Photography: Maddalena Petrosino
  • Styling: Eleonora Gaspari
  • Brands Featured: Alexander Wang, Iceberg, adidas Originals x Kanye West, adidas Originals x Rita Ora, Stussy, Nike
  • Makeup: Mary Celeschi
  • Hair: Amerigo
  • Special Thanks: Urbanstar

Vancouver-born, Berlin-based writer, photographer and editor with a steady hand on the keyboard.