A MOMENT WITH IRINA KULIKOVA
What’s a woman like you hanging out with a bunch of dirt bag skateboarders like us?
Well, as long as I can remember, I was always surrounded by boys. I have my old crew - from my area, who I’ve been friends with for a long time. Then I met the skateboard crew through my boyfriend who skates too and they turned out being super sweet, funny, smart and awesome guys.
Your gig as a model takes you around the globe, do you find that Russian street culture is in tune with other influential cities?
Yeah I see it a lot. Russian street culture is hot shit now. I just came back from Shanghai and it was really surprising to see Chinese fashionistas here and there wearing t-shirts with Russian words on it and the clothes of Russian designers.
What’s your favorite city in the world to visit and why?
I love Moscow the most, but I also enjoy traveling to London and working there. I love the English mentality, accent, lifestyle and basically everything about it.
I found your group of friends to be very connected to global trends, music and art. What are Russia’s greatest cultural exports for the youth?
If we talk about fashion - all that Soviet sadness became a big trend in the last 2 years. It was an inspiration for a lot of people in the fashion and art world. I’m not sure if someone listens to Russian music in any foreign countries, so we really should improve it.
What are you listening to right now?
I’m back to Linkin Park since Chester’s sad suicide.
If you were a liquor that could only drink itself, what would you be?
A tent or The Ritz?
The Ritz, I have a discount there.
What are the top 5 things you’d like to do before
- Parachute jump (Cliché - done already and never again.)
- Adopt a kid (Being pregnant seems really boring.)
- Figure out my real mission.
- Build or buy a large house so I can invite all my friends there.
- Open my own bar.