One of Karl Lagerfeld’s favorites is on the cover of Elle UK’s July 2015 issue, well, Polish Model Anja Rubik has been featured in the magazine’s special issue while Singer Ellie Goulding is the other cover model in the other version of the same issue.
Sporting a colorful two piece knit set by Fendi and her wavy blonde hair down, Rubik looks pretty hot. She is seen seating on a white chair with her feet up on the magazine cover. The tattoo of her pet rat was not visible in the cover as she had her hands placed on top of her feet. Rubik is also the face of Elle’s pre-fall collection unveiled in the same issue. The Polish model was styled for the picture by Grace Cobb and photographed by Marcin Tyszka.
While this is Rubik’s recent work, it’s definitely not the only one. She has already worked with several globally recognized magazines including Nylon, Numéro (Korean and French editions) and Australian and German Vogue. Apart from print modelling, Rubik is also a runway model. She has worked with many talented designers, one of them being Chanel’s front man, Karl Lagerfeld.
Other brands and designers she has worked with include Barneys New York, Givenchy, Chloé, Christian Dior, Hermès, Valentino, Gucci, H&M, GAP, Lanvin, Balmain, Belstaff, Armani, Lacoste, DKNY , Jimmy Choo Shiatzy Chen,, Estee Lauder, Roberto Cavalli and Victoria's Secret. She walked the runway at Victoria’s Secret fashion shows in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. In addition, Rubik has also done haute couture for high end names like Valentino, Chanel, Christian Lacroix and Elie Saab. In 2011, she was featured in The Pirelli Calendar and was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Rubik, now 32 was first introduced into the modelling world when she was studying at a British High school in Paris. After having moved several times with her family, she was continuing her education in Paris. Rubik only started her modelling career after she finished High School.
Standing at 5”10’, Rubik weighs 55 kg. She has said that she doesn’t believe in diets, instead she focuses on balance. She has said that she drinks a lot of water and eats a lot of fruits and vegetables. She also regularly does Yoga and Saunas. Rubik has said that she is a feminist, also saying that she views modelling as a feminist career.
Rubik is married to 33 year old Serbian Model Sasha Knezevic. Rubik and Knezevic got engaged in Christmas Eve of 2011, after three years of dating. They got married on July 16, 2010 in Deia, Marjoca. Talking about her husband, Anja has said that he is her best friend. Rubik is quite active on social media as well, often sharing photos on her Instagram account.
Vogue Paris had declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. In 2011, she was ranked #3 on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com. Rubik has been ranked as an icon as of September, 2012. And in 2013, Vogue ranked her third on its “Top 10 Models of 2013” list.