VIKTORIA MODESTA MOSKALOVA: The Modern Perception Of Altered Beauty

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Born in Daugavpils, Latvia, British model, singer/songwriter/club host Moskalova began modelling at the age of fifteen. She has appeared on subculture magazine covers such as Bizarre and Skin Two. Due to a doctor’s negligence at her birth, Moskalova spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals. This accident led to a lasting problem with her left leg. Her early interest in music lead her to studying piano, sheet music, and vocals at the age of 6 at a music school in Daugavpils.

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Moskalova moved to London with her parents in 1999. In 2007, she had a voluntary below-the-knee leg amputation to improve her mobility and safeguard her future health. Her physicality has become known for challenging the modern perception of altered beauty. In 2008, she took Torture Garden Clothing to Zagreb for the high fashion week “Croa Porter” show, where she caused controversy by mixing fetishwear with designs by designer Boudoir.

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Her nude portrait by James Stroud was featured in the National Portrait Gallery and Kings Cross St. Pancrass Station. She appeared in music videos for Paloma Faith, Peaches and Mutia Bueno. Moskalova picked up her musical roots in 2002 and took a one-year course for vocal technology at London Music School.

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In 2009, she launched a music project, a writing collaboration with musician/producer Nik Hodges. Their first written track ‘Jane Bond’ was featured in Music Week Playlist. In May 2010, Moskalova was selected as one of the six best unsigned artists in the UK by Evo Music Rooms presented by Edith Bowman, broadcast on Channel 4.

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Moskalova has been mixing her fashion work with music performing at London Fashion Week 2009 in a finale of Ziad Ghanem and Firetrap’s fashion show “THE IMMORALIST” and in at Milan Fashion Week 2012 closing the show of Sergei Grinko. On 28 May 2012 Moskalova put out a digital, independent release of her debut single ‘Only You’ which was featured by iD,  Wonderland and Notion  magazines. In 2012 Moskalova is working as a featured collaborator on a comeback album of producer and DJ Adamski set to be in Neo-Waltz genre.

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Moskalova performed as the ‘Snow Queen’ to a live performance of ’42′a song by Coldplay at the 2012 Summer Paralympics closing ceremony in London directed by Kim Gavin in a ‘Winter’ section together with 6 warrior skaters from Dancing On Ice. Her performance wearing a Swarovski crystal covered prosthetic leg was written about in The Times,Grazia and Look (UK magazine) as well as international newspapers. For more information or to get in touch with Viktoria, we invite you to follow the link below.


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