3 Days in Paris with Sofia Tesmenitskaya

By: Valeria Ramos

21 year old Russian model Sofia Tesmenitskaya skipped a bit of fashion week this season and headed to Paris. Despite being in the city of love for work and not play, Sofia made the most of her time in Paris by going to her favorite places to relax, sight-see and eat - all of which she shared with me. 

You might recognize Sofia from several runway shows and campaigns she's starred in. From the Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang and Hermes (just to name a few), she's spent the last 2 years working hard to make it as a regular on the mind of casting directors. While Sofia shares that she prefers runways, she can also rock an editorial better than many covergirls we see lately.

Sofia for L'Officiel Singapore

For relaxing and sight-seeing, the Louvre and the Jardin du Luxembourg are two spots Sofia can count on to "make [her] trips very bright." The picturesque and historic Jardin du Luxembourg is a great place to take a break, walk around and enjoy the day, while the Louvre is a must for art lovers.

Sofia at the Louvre Museum

While in Paris, it is hard for Sofia to narrow down the best places to eat, but she did mention resaturant Buvette as a top contender. Other favorites include Ob-La-Di Cafe and Wrap & Roll Sushi.  


To keep up with Sofia and see more of her work, you can check out her Instagram @sofiatesmenitskaya

Sofia for Vogue Russia