MASTERS OF STYLE: Natalia Shustova

What to pack for Fashion Month with Shoestova.

What to pack for Fashion Month with Shoestova.

Photography by Goran Matijasec, Videography by Malek Alrshaidat, Styling by Harriet Gregory

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Hailing from Belarus, Dubai based Natalia Shustova, or “Shoestova” to her Instagram followers, is a must-follow for fashion lovers. Her unique style is a street style photographers’ dream at Fashion Week so, we caught with the lawyer-turned-influencer to find out what she’ll be sporting at the shows this season.

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Shoes by Balenciaga
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Dress by Mary Katrantzou; Sneakers by Gucci

What do you love most about Fashion Week? The energy at Fashion Week is amazing seeing everyone getting so excited, it's a such magical scene. Fashion Week keeps me ahead of what’s coming out, new trends and the next must-have items. I'm filled with anticipation for what the collections are going to look like and to see how things move with music and under the lights with paparazzi camera flashing. It’s fascinating.

Which designers are you most looking forward to seeing? I can’t wait to see the styling at Prada and Gucci and next level fashion entertainment at Moschino this season.

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Dress by Self-Portrait; Bag by JW Anderson; Boots by Miu Miu

Talk us through styling your Fashion Week wardrobe. To me, Fashion Week is my moment to showcase my latest finds and styling skills. I love to play dress-up. I’ll definitely be packing this full Prada lipstick print look. It’s a great collector’s piece. Vintage sneaker styles are also my favourite. Gucci has the perfect pair for styling with a skirt or dress look. Sunglasses are also a must for Fashion Week.

What are the two items you can’t live without when travelling to Fashion Week? My two iPhones and my treasured red lipstick!

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Shoes by Gucci; Bag by Chloé; Bag by Dolce & Gabbana; Shoes by Jimmy Choo; Bag by Gucci

Talk us through the perfect Fashion Week bag. Finding the perfect Fashion Week bag is essential. It can really make or break an outfit, so I keep some statement pieces with me for posing in front of street style photographers.

Which is your favourite Fashion Week city? It has to be Milan. It feels like a celebration of fashion there every day.

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Dress by Self-Portrait

Words by Connie Chamberlayne, Production by Alicija Aputyte, Production Assistant is Aaital Khosla, Hair and Make-up by Bianca Hartopf @ MMG Artists