She Rules / July Edition: Olga Shuldyk


By acrimonia

This month we met Olga Shuldyk, a free spirit. Olga, @iamosh, has been a model for about eight years, of Ukrainian, living in Rome since she was 12 years old. Two big blue eyes characterize her, and an uncontrollable desire to discover...

Tell us about yourself and what you do in life.

I am a 23 year old Libra, born in Tulcin in Ukraine. I spent my childhood in the countryside where my grandmother grew up between nature and animals. At the age of 12 I joined my mother and from a wheat field I walked on the cobblestones.

I've been working as a model for about eight years, when I started I had no idea of the sacrifices I would have had to face and where this path would lead me. I have a great passion for photography, between one trip and another, in my purse I always carry a 35mm camera, it allows me to express and share with others what I feel and what I see...

If you had to explain who you are to someone you don't know, what would you tell them?

I am an emotional and gritty animal. I like uncomfortable situations and elastic people, music in headphones and white wine.

How much do your origins impose on your life today?

Once I was having a lot of trouble with it, I was unsure and I always felt out of place. It was hard to accept that I was different until I realized that it could be a point in my favor.

Sometimes when you are a teenager the prejudices of others can hurt you and make you feel inadequate. One thing I often did was read, before going out with friends, a few pages of any book so I stored new verbs and words. The goal? That of having no accent that could be unmasked. But now if I think back to all this I smile, the house is where the heart lives, but the roots must always be respected and cultivated. I still have the love for pickled gherkins, the rest of my family and above all, the strength to fight.

Three things you would definitely like to do in the shortest possible time.

Visit the United States.
Acting in a movie or series.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years I see myself with long hair, half-done dreams and a lot of desire to create, explore and at this point to understand me. Meanwhile, I live life day by day...
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Photography: Francesca Basili
Look 1
Dress: Ottod’Ame
Shoes: Ottod’Ame
Look 2
Shirt: I’m Isola Marras
Skirt: I’m Isola Marras
Necklace: Stylist Archive
Look 3
Sweater: Ottod’Ame
Bikini: Calzedonia
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Swimsuit/Foulard: Stylist Archive
Jacket: W.E. 1930
Shoes: Converse
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Sweater: I’m Isola Marras
Skirt: Pence
Bag/Bracelets: Stylist Archive