Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Kseniia Samoilenko. I was born in cold Siberia. I moved to Moscow to study at university. My undergraduate was in law. Soon after I realized law is not for me and I began to try out different things. Now I have 2 fashion brands: Inspired_dresses in Dubai and Samoylens_boutique in Moscow.
Q. How did you decide to be a professional model? Who or what inspired you?
I always admired fashion and beauty, And even though on paper my height prevented me from becoming a model that didn’t stop me and I took up any opportunity to reach my goal.
Q. What would you say is your #1 key to success?
Your success is always in your mind! Your thoughts and imagination materialize and you can attract anything you want into your life even if you are stuck in cold Siberia. Just believe in your future and try to imagine it.
Q. What was your first job? How did it feel?
I used to work a lot and in many different fields: I was a waiter, I worked in sales, I was a promoter, dance teacher... It was pretty hard but I tried to view it as something fun. I always knew I would do something else in my future but for the time I was just taking available opportunities to make money and try new things.
Q. What are your hobbies?
I have a lot of hobbies: I love to sew, I love to dance (I did professional dancing for more than 15 years), I love to draw, I love to sing. Actually, I’m interested in all creative things.
Q. How do you manage your time?
For me, I never have enough time to do everything I want. I always do something productive even when I’m just relaxing or sitting in the car. I listen to different lectures or edit photos for Instagram. I always try to spend my time productively.
Q. Favorite social media platform? Why?
I love Instagram. I use it for all my businesses and for my personal life. I also like Tik Tok. I make funny videos there: @samoylens_official
Q. What are your future plans as a designer?
Now I’m focusing on my Dubai brand Inspired_dresses and I want it to grow and become bigger and bigger.
Q. What advice would you give someone starting out?
Never give up and believe in yourself. Don’t listen to people who try to stop you. Communicate with successful people.
Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?
I think it’s a nice and young idea that has good perennial to grow! I love that you give a platform to many different and interesting creative individuals! Follow Kseniia Samoilenko on Instagram