Svetalana is a native Russian who was educated in St. Petersburg and Leiden. She has lived in Belgium for over 10 years now. She is an exceptional woman. Her house near Leuven is filled with Russian decorative art and other treasures.
She created EsSAy, a project which promotes current Arts and Crafts inspired by the artistic and technical heritage of craft-masters of the past. She has an impressive collection of fine designer clothes in Russian Modern style which has been exhibited in various European museums.