Creator Spotlight of the Week: Karina Dunaeva(@karinium)
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
"I always was a creative, artistic person and I never wanted to pursue a normal career like lawyer or doctor. Since there is no University for models I found myself in filming videos :D I always enjoyed the opportunity to express myself and right now I'm studying film in college. I always found myself more equal with people that relate themselves to fashion industry. I have always wanted to be a model since I was a child, I remember myself watching first seasons of ANTM and thinking that one day when I grow up I will be there too, but I never really got support from my family since they were raised in Soviet Union they didn't believe that being a model means something in this life, but I have changed their mind since that time ;) At age of 15 I left Russia and moved to America alone by myself to start my modeling career. I have come a long way from Russia to Toronto, then to Los Angeles and right now I live in Miami and perusing my dreams!"
What inspired you to start a fashion Instagram channel?
"When I started my Instagram blog I never thought I would reach interest of so many people. I started it to share my point of view on fashion and things around me with the world. As my account grew, the interest of brands started to grow as well, I first got contacted by TrianglSwimwear to become their influencer before I even reached 10K."
What are some of your favorite fashion brands that you MUST have?
"My family have a fashion store for over 10 years now, so I was lucky to get latest clothing from famous brands, but my most favorites that I have all the time are Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Chanel ! I also love Guess by Marciano and usually it is my go to store for everyday clothing."
What are some of your favorite events you have attended as a model or modeled for?
"From all my modeling experience to this point my favorite modeling jobs were for my first book cover that was sold all over the world "Cursed" and amazing retro inspired photo shoot with the aircraft for "WedLuxe Magazine"."
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
"My goal in the next 5 years is to reach the highest point of my career as a model, I would love to see myself working with my favorite brands and of course I want to graduate from my career in film production to direct a couple of movies ;)"
Anything you want to say to your fans/followers?
"I would love to say many words of love all the people that were supporting me the whole time and all my followers for enjoying my feed and spreading the love!"
Tell us about some brands you have loved working with on Revfluence?
"I have started working with Revfluence a month ago but have already made connections with over 20 brands! I have enjoyed working with all brands such as Dermae, Skin Laundry, Crown Brush among many others!"
Follow this brave and talented model @karinium