Vlada Roslyakova reading with a raven while sitting on books. Renaissance. Vogue China, January 2007. Photograph by Pierluigi Maco.
When she began modelling, Roslyakova changed her name from Elena to Vlada in order to distinguish herself from a model named Elena Rosenkova. Roslyakova began modeling in Russia, then moved to Tokyo. When she arrived in New York City, she began modeling for well-known designers.