Stanislava Konstantinova – figure skating: style, photography – April 10, 2022

Magdalena Ostraya, image and style expert, founder and lead lecturer at Respect Image Management Academy, shares her expertise.

Athletes are colossal workers. A tough training program, the full demonstration of strength in the races, the constant nervous tension and the great fatigue from the need to “save face” in case of defeat are the other side of the prizes and the exceptional victories that the public sees “from the front” . of their lives. Therefore, it is not surprising that in ordinary life, athletes really value comfort and convenience, both in everyday life and in clothing.

In this respect, skater Stanislav Konstantinova was no exception. Sophisticated, bright facial features with expressive facial expressions, graceful, dramatic movement plasticity, graceful and slender figure – in a word, just a beauty. Stanislava has chosen for her everyday clothes the style of minimalist emancipation, functionality and comfort – urban emancipation. By the way, her noble appearance, in principle, does not need special decoration with clothes, makeup or accessories.

Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova

The elements of the above style are known to many and it is easy to find them in the images of Stanislava. The main principle is the absence of hairstyles, styling and hair care items, minimal jewelry, makeup and their complete absence is better. We see either loose hair curls, or gently combed back hair, gathered in a bun, a la natural makeup, as minimalist as possible. For women with headgear, men’s wardrobe types – hats, earmuffs, cowboy hats and hunting hats – should be preferred.

Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova

Among the clothing styles in this style, the volume, the great texture of the materials, the freedom of cutting, which does not restrict movement and denies the application to the figure, dominate. First of all, this style is now followed by the vast majority of women living in European cities. Athletic style and great clothes are as relevant here as anywhere else, and they are wardrobe items that are abundant in the daily bows of figure skater Stanislava Konstantinova.

Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova

The athlete only occasionally discreetly displays femininity and her ideal silhouette in her images, exposing her torso, back or shoulders. Stanislava with all her appearance shows that in her images she opposes vulgarity, she does not allow too much emphasis on open sexuality.

Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova

From accessories and jewelry to everyday bows, the skater prefers simple and minimalist classics: discreet, laconic chains and earrings, as well as tinted glasses with a wide, modern frame, with which Stanislava experiments with great success from time to time.

Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova

Like any celebrity, the athlete must participate in representative events – concerts, banquets, protocol events, where secular dress codes are expected. In these cases, Stanislav strictly adheres to the classic style. The athlete’s favorite colors are black, but in the case of worldly clothes, the girl experiments with different colors and prints. And with the rich and warm color type of its appearance, such solutions emphasize very favorably and expressively the charm and trump cards of its appearance, its natural temperament and its plasticity.

Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova

Many image stylists, representatives of advertising agencies and the film industry began en masse to predict the career of a model or even an actress for figure skating when she starred in one of the experimental photos. It was a visualization of the image of Daisy Buchanan – the heroine of Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova

Despite the emancipated European minimalism and the democratic style of Stanislava Konstantinova’s everyday style, her femininity, emotionality and grace are transmitted to the outside through absolutely any image. As the saying goes, “you can not hide beauty anywhere.” This is when even the absolute absence of personal style seems elegant and authentic.

Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova
Personal archive of Stanislava Konstantinova

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