Get to know Katja Olympia, the face behind our AW19 range. A lover of travelling and the outdoors, Katja was an absolute delight to shoot. She truly is a beauty inside and out.
My background is Romanian but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELLING?
It started with a random encounter with me being uncharacteristically late to class. I was running up the stairs and bumped into Lily Manzano from The Syndical Miami dropping something off for her daughter. Some would call this fate, beautiful chance encounters that change your direction in life. Don’t you just love those?
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR SOMEONE TRYING TO GET INTO THE MODELLING INDUSTRY?
I cannot express how vital it is to find like-minded and supportive representation. The agents and managers I have worked with over the years have shaped my experience and career in modelling to be the most positive it can be. For which I am quite blessed, fortunate and appreciative to have.
FAVOURITE WAY TO STAY IN SHAPE?
I am drawn to everything outdoors, so naturally I incorporate that aspect into my physical wellbeing. I never grew up a competitive person so intense workouts aren't my style. I enjoy personal activities that relax both my mind and body. I love fluid movements and air on my face, anything that keeps my body moving. Ocean swims and long scenic walks are my go to.
FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?
I recently did a month long winter travel in Europe and absolutely fell in love with the snow. I savoured walking through different old towns and admiring the squares; Brussels, Belgium and Riga, Latvia being my favourites. A beach vacation is definitely on the cards soon.
FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW?
I tend to gravitate towards accounts of art directors and stylists that I have major artistic envy over. At work I am lucky enough to meet such people with an eye for delicious design that I admire. I love to make mood boards and draw inspiration from their content. Top accounts I love being @wcp_collectice and @jessica_ruscoe
FAVOURITE NAKEDVICE PIECE?
I tend to gravitate towards a nice animal print. I love the contrast between texture and depth in my accessories. My new go to is snake print so the Met Harlow Strap and The Oskar Snake are absolute staples.