AROUND TOWN: Diana Kaltayeva

Around Town

We all adore those beautiful magazine spreads. Unique stories about imaginary worlds with supermodels wearing gorgeous clothes always seem to captivate us. Well this young stylist knows what kind of hard work is put into those spreads firsthand. Diana Kaltayeva, a young stylist based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, has a lot of experience under her belt. She has previously collaborated with Lifeway magazine on three issues and styled a famous Kazakh ballerina, Saule Rahmetova and singer, Kamshat Zholdybaeva, from the Kazakh all-girls band, KeshYou. She also worked for Boulevard magazine creating a promo shoot for the Freywille jewelry collection. She is hoping to continue working in the fashion industry, so look out for this young stylist!

Name: Diana Kaltayeva

Role: Stylist

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style and what are your favorite trends for this summer?

Diana Kaltayeva: I would say it’s very mixed. It has some ’90s, hippie and boho chic. I enjoy loose, oversized silhouettes. For this summer, I love an all-white look — it looks so fresh!

CF: What are your plans for the future?

DK: Two years ago, I went to London to study Fashion Design in Central Saint Martins College for two months. I learned so much and met some incredible people that motivated me to pursue fashion. Right now, I would like to go to the U.S. or Europe to study fashion and styling more. I also see myself styling for major fashion magazines.

CF: What are your favorite magazines?

DK: My favorites are Interview, Vogue and Glamour.

CF: Do you have a favorite fashion item in your closet. If so, what is it?

DK: I have this oversized, sea foam green sweater that I love. It is so comfy and cozy. I am obsessed with it!

CF: What style advice would you give?

DK: Don’t be afraid to experiment. I think people’s clothes should express their inner world. So be brave and enthusiastic. Also, always keep in mind your body type and make sure the clothes fit properly.

Learn More: Diana has recently moved to Almaty to work there. You can check out her Instagram to see what is she up to these days.


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