E!: “I Brought 10 or 12 Coats With Me!”
Let’s play a little game called: What’s in your suitcase?
Maria Sharapova is up first and she shared exclusively with E! News the wardrobe she packed for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Russian native arrived in her hometown of Sochi to take part in all the festivities.
“When I planned my trip here, I knew I had a lot of responsibilities and some events for my sponsors and TV appearances so I really had to put my outfits together because once I got here I need to know what I’m wearing. We’re in winter so I think I brought 10 or 12 coats with me, which is crazy!”
A fan of high fashion styles, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist made sure to bring some designer coats with her to the snowy city. Among her favorite outerwear, Sharapova loves to don items from Yigal Azrouel, Max Mara, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen.
But when it comes to being sporty, the Russian beauty wears only one name, Nike. The brand’s spokeswoman recently sported some cool attire at the brand’s Play Russia event in a custom red Aeroloft Summit jacket. “It’s a part of their Play Russia campaign which has a whole meaning behind it of being Russian and going through the tough circumstances and eventually coming up on top, so that was the jacket they specifically made for the campaign.”
She told The Today Show, “I was here about a year ago just visiting my relatives. Everything was still one big construction site. Most of the tunnels were closed. The stadiums were not close to being finished. I landed a few days ago. I simply couldn’t believe the changes that were made.”
This time around, however, the four-time Grand Slam champion will be trading in her tennis apparel for a suit, serving as a member of the Olympic Welcoming Committee, Games ambassador and a correspondent for NBC.