Model Behaviour: Nastya Sten

The Moscow-born model talks mathematics, hip-hop dancing and annoying siblings

“Maybe in five years I will be educated in maths and economy,” daydreams fair-haired Nastya Sten in the latest Model Behaviour film, shot by Fumi Nagasaka. Formal learning aside, for the past year the Moscow-born beauty has been carving out a career as one of fashion's new faces, treading a line between work and well, more work. Her weakness? Her “cute” little sister and two little brothers who, although distracting, she “can’t imagine a life without”.

Finding solace in books (Fyodor Dostoyevsky is her favourite writer) and dance (she took three years of hip-hop classes), “When I dance, I just express myself”, the 18-year old has still found time to stomp down the catwalks of some of the year’s hottest shows, including Jil Sander, Prada and Louis Vuitton. More recently she was styled by Robbie Spencer and shot for January's fashion story, ‘The Rookies’.

The Rookies, January issue
Nastya wears silk panelled bomber jacket by Marc by Marc Jacobs; hessian corset with embroidered tulle overlay by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Photography Fumi Nagasaka, styling Robbie Spencer, hair Holli Smith, make up Stevie Huynh
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