Irina Dreyt may be one of our all-time Instagram favorites, but she is also so much more. She’s an entrepreneur, artist, Scorpio, introvert, and would choose a machete over anything else if ever deserted on an island. These were just a few of the many things we learned about Irina during a recent interview. Care to know more?
Yeah, we kind of suspected that you would:
URBASM: Hi Irina, what can you tell us about your plans for 2020? What is the most ambitious plan on your bucket list for the year?
Irina Dreyt: For me, 2020 was an extremely busy year, despite all the difficult circumstances. We were swamped in work 24/7 without any sleep and rest. Together with Alexander Mavrin, we created the magazine “MAVRIN” (@mavrinmag), on which we’ve have been working on for more than a year.
Now there is the 3rd issue, and we are preparing for the opening of the borders, we will immediately fly to some country to shoot the new and unique content for the magazine.
URBASM: What was it like for you growing up as a kid? Who has been your biggest influence throughout the last couple of years of your life?
Irina Dreyt: I have a large family with lots of children. Parents worked real hard, and we were often left alone to ourselves. So you can say that I’ve created myself, through the lessons learned the hard way. I obtained some information or valuable experience from every person I’ve met on my life journey; all of this formed me as a whole person.
I went to different classes to have an idea of different spheres: singing, art school, information technology institute (and at the same time still going to high school), theatre school, skiing, design, hiking in the tundra, survival lessons and so much more. All of this was interesting and helped me to this day.
URBASM: What about yourself makes you the proudest, and what would you most like to change? What is something that would surprise most men to know about you?
Irina Dreyt: I am still at the beginning of my journey, but I am already proud of my achievements. You need to praise and love yourself, and then success will only continue to grow.
I would like to change some of the characteristics that I am not really in control of, like attention deficit disorder.
URBASM: What is something that would surprise most men to know about you?
Irina Dreyt: Any facts about a smart, successful, and beautiful girl will surprise a man. I have a mix of natural beauty and an open mind. My zodiac sign – Scorpio, already says a lot about my character.
URBASM: What inspiration is behind every photo you share on social media? Is there a particular photo that is your current favorite for one reason or another?
Irina Dreyt: My life is directly related to art. I like taking pictures, helping photographers of our MAVRIN studios. I am inspired by the culture, the appearances of cities. I spend little time on my personal photos since they are not the priority. Almost every photograph is my favorite; each picture contains memories and emotions; it is what I truly can’t place a price on.
URBASM: If you were stranded on an island, who (and/or what) would you need to have with you?
Irina Dreyt: I will be a realistic and practical person. I would need a knife, but I would actually prefer a machete (smiles). A notebook for notes, but once again, rather an encyclopedia on plants/animals, so not to experiment on myself. A sleeping bag would not be superfluous. I am an introvert, so the person on this list is not required; I feel great and pretty relaxed with myself; I do not feel loneliness.
But on the other hand, having allies on the island is not such a bad idea.
URBASM: In what way do you find a man’s intellect sexy? Is it his knowledge of wine, history, or something similar? Or is it more about his ability to be sharp-witted or good with numbers, or something else entirely?
Irina Dreyt: I find every man sexual if he loves what he does and is confident in his knowledge in the area. Self-development is quite crucial for everyone as well.
URBASM: What are three things that every man should know to become better men?
Irina Dreyt: Do not forget to be Human. Invest some time in self-development and self-discipline
Urbasm: Speed Round!
What’s the song that would play when you enter a room if you had a personal soundtrack?
Irina Dreyt: It may sound boring, but since I live in a noisy city, at home I have the sounds of nature, they do not distract me from work and relax me, and in the winter the videos and the sounds of the fire, I find it so romantic and cozy.
Urbasm: That’s not boring. What is your secret hidden talent?
Irina Dreyt: See the potential in people, help them develop them, and let them be on the top of the world.
Urbasm: Favorite place on earth?
Irina Dreyt: Cabin in the woods
Urbasm: Favorite place in your home?
Irina Dreyt: Bed :)
Urbasm: Bath or shower?
Irina Dreyt: Shower, not a fan of wasting my time lying in the bath for hours.
Urbasm: Wine or kombucha?
Irina Dreyt: Ginger Beer & Kombucha
Urbasm: Cake, pie, or cookies?
Irina Dreyt: Any of the above, if my younger sister makes it (@cococake.la). She cooks only healthy sweets, without sugar and any other harmful ingredients.
Thank you so much Irina for taking a moment out of your busy schedule to share a part of yourself that has made us even bigger fans than we already were. We see many great things to come from this woman of many natural talents, so take note, because we’re sure you’re going to be seeing it a lot more of her, if not in front of a camera, behind it.
You can see more of Irina on Instagram, and we highly recommend that you do.