Mother first and muse second – Kremi Otashliyska is nothing but magic. The Bulgarian-born, Barcelona-raised beauty can speak her mind in four different languages, and knows first impressions aren’t always what they seem. In front of the camera she conjures pure alchemy – posing for greats such as Lindbergh and Feurer – and is a runway favourite of Chanel and Versace. If she had her way she’d know everything you were thinking, and finds nostalgia in a past where “people [were] more connected”. So when the sunlight hit just right we took her back to where she once belonged – to the pure sands of Bulgaria and the people who made it home.
“My star sign is only the best one – Virgo. It suits me because I’m a perfectionist.”
My last dream … Can’t remember, I take many naps. My nickname is … Kremi. Not many people know that … I know four languages: English, Spanish, French and Bulgarian, and understand Russian and Italian. My friends would describe me as a … Very honest person. I keep fit by … I was born this way naturally. My favourite childhood story was … I have way too many. I’m nostalgic for … The past, where people would be more connected to each other, enjoy the moment and not take a picture or a video of every single thing to post on social media. The words I live by are … Everything is possible. My wardrobe is … Very organised.
“Growing up I used to think being an adult is so much easier and fun. But now I know there is nothing better than childhood and being a child.”
First impressions are … Not always what you thought. The most exciting place right now is … With my family or on a job somewhere around the world. The song I know every word to is … The Wheels on the Bus, because I sing it with my son every day. My idols are … My husband. The superpower I’d most love to have … Read minds. I’m most looking forward to … Having more kids and working more. I want to create … A beautiful and healthy family. My imagination is … A secret. The most magical place on Earth is … Obviously Bulgaria. I’m superstitious of … Way too many things. I never thought I would … Never say never. My favourite food is … Sushi at Nobu. The future looks … Exciting and amazing.
“My favourite memory is being pregnant. That was the best feeling and I’ve never felt as good as when I was pregnant.”
PHOTOGRAPHY Elina Kechicheva @ Talent and Partner
FASHION Bridie Gilbert
MODEL Kremi Otashliysha @ Elite London
HAIR & MAKEUP Rebecca Wordingham @ Saint Luke Artists using Davines and Bobbi Brown
TALENT Anka Gnoth, Elina Doncheva and Milla
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Luiza Cirico