…..I couldn’t resist this as a follow-up to the previous post: another Russian girl model in black lacy bunny ears and veil – and in fact also called Anastasi(j)a – as well as having reflected on the fact that Anastasia B was coming to the end of her natural time as a mini-model as puberty hits, and new names were coming along. This tot (three years old) is called Anastasija Bakhireva – and her mother apparently maintains that she isn’t a model: but even without an agent etc., if you model clothes on Instagram to an adoring public….
The image isn’t in fact on her mother’s feed (see image-link below to @annybakhireva) – my link is to the photographer, Timur Artamonov – a new name to me – who links back to Anna (Anny). Here’s what she said to the Huff Post about Anastasija:
“The two-and-a-half-year-old Moscow-based cutie has built quite the Instagram following, most likely due to her baby blue eyes and stylish outfits. The account is run by her mother, Anna Bakhireva, and features photos of the tot in beautiful silk scarves, stylish top knots and teeny tiny sneakers.
While it’s easy to assume that little Anastasiya is a model, she isn’t and she isn’t even that interested in fashion … yet. However, Bakhireva did tell us her daughter’s one weakness: shoes. “She wear[s] Hunters inside the home or her small Uggs in the middle of summer.” Looks like this is a girl after our own hearts.” (huffingtonpost.com – see link)
……the header is another shot by Timur – if you’re desperate to see more winsome shots of Anastasija, the Huff Post has a sufficiency, I think….The model is another up-and-comer (tho’ scarcely a tot), Kira Visleneva (see image link at bottom of post) – Timur even got her a Russian Elle cover back in 2014: