Tag: Natasha Smolyakova

Model Citizen and Long Island Fashionista Natalya Smolyakova

When Natalya was just a little girl she loved her homeland of Latvia. To her, it was a fairy tale, and all she dreamed of even as a young child. However, with Russia injecting a great deal of influence over her homeland and her parents realizing that maybe a move to Moscow would yield a better life for them all, she moved to Moscow. She longed for her homeland and never forgot just how beautiful home was. All the same, she loved her family and despite her yearning to go back home, she stayed in Moscow and lived with her family. Even though she believed one day she would return to Latvia, soon as she became a young adult she found love and married her daughter Alisa’s father and as opposed to moving back to Latvia as she once hoped, she found herself on her way to the USA. 

At first, she found herself and her husband Konstantin living in Aurora just outside of Denver Colorado, as a mom, a wife, and starting completely over hoping to find the American dream. Not too long after emigrating to the USA she moved from Colorado to New York and fell in love with the Big Apple. When she first arrived in New York and to this day she knew that NYC was where her heart would be and where she would raise her family. While Natalya has lived all over the world from Ukraine to Russia, however, now that she has had a taste of NY she will stay here forever. Eventually, Natalya hopes to move into the city and live by Central Park. And yes Natalya loves to dream and believes that her dreams will come true, one at a time. 

While Natalya came to NY and found love for the city, she also found that her chapter of love with her daughter’s father had come to an organic end and love itself drove her to relocate to NY. Natalya worked with her friend who had her own fashion line. Natalya first decided to get into fashion because her country was so poor that she wanted to have her own clothes. When Natalya was just a young girl her grandmother and her aunt were both artists and made their own clothing. Living in such a poor country allowed Natalya to learn at a very young age that if you wanted something you had to find a way to do it yourself, and before Natalya knew it she had developed a career as a tailor and was making clothes for herself and for her family.