Musia is our new Moscow muse

Meet an unwilling style icon who loves sneakers and porridge.
11 November 2016

Musia Totibadze is one of those women who look comfortable – and very much like herself – in anything. Equally stylish in a haute couture dress as in sneakers and a down jacket, Musia Totibadze always inspires. Even if the label ‘style icon’ seems to make her squirm.  

”’Style Icon’ is a very strange concept, as well as the modern equivalent – It-girl. I don’t believe that the clothes, whatever the ‘It’ for the moment might be, makes the human. Personality, correct attitude towards yourself and others, words and deeds – yes, but not clothes.”

An actress, singer and occasional model, Musia Totibadze has already caught the eye of some international fashion houses – and is destined to make waves on the stylish Moscow scene. 

Click through the slideshow to see how she styles her favourite pieces from H&M.

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER? 
”The clothing itself is important, not the designer. If I like something I will wear it, no matter who designed it.”

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”I have never thought about it. To be honest, I do not think I have one.”

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH? 
”Anywhere, if I have my family or friends.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”Porridge at the GITIS (Russian Institute of Theatre Arts) canteen. It is free.”

IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IN A HURRY, WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB?
”A comb and a thermos.”

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”If you live in Moscow, your “go-to look” is not dictated by fashion but by the weather forecast.”

WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
”Fashion is a huge industry. Even if you don’t care for it – to deny its importance in a time when selling clothes and cosmetics could make you one of the hundred richest people in the world is just stupid.”

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
”At least in a time when denim has already been invented. Jeans are too comfortable to give up!”

WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”Sneakers. If we are still talking about fashion.”

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
”A ballerina.”

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”Fishnet tights, red leather boots and leopard coats. Joke!”

WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
”It is 2.30AM. I need some sleep.”

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
”It is still possible not to think about beauty discoveries, and therein lies a pleasant discovery.”

 

Adam Katz Sinding is the photographer behind Le 21ème. Follow his work on Instagram.

MUSIA TOTIBADZE

WHAT: Actress, singer and model

WHERE: Moscow

INSTAGRAM: @musiatotibadze

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