Archive for July, 2012

vintage laugh

July 29, 2012

One might think that only our over-consumerized society can produce flops like this to ease our existence, but no…I guess it’s in the human nature to always push the boundaries. After all, you never know, when you going to hit the new “must-have”. Here are some of my favorite inventions for the 20th century:

Face mask against snow storms

Pedestrian shovel to reduce number of accident injuries.

Glasses for reading while laying in bed.

The stroller in case of radio-active explosion.

Share a smoke?

Even the dudes from “Fast and Furious” would be jealous.

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re-born russian style by ulyana

July 13, 2012

Lets dwell a little bit more on the topic of summer and 50s fashion. This time coming form the homeland of Mother-Russia. While the fashion world is speculating on her first Couture Show in Paris with Fall 2012 (straight after no less then Chanel), I want to step one collection back of this up-and-coming designer, Ulyana Sergeenko. Her unique personal style was in the spot light of fashion bloggers for a while and it’s great to see how she transformed it into the couture lines.

It’s just too soon for me to think of colder days in the middle of LA summer. Flowing skirts, flower prints and bodies suit much better, don’t you agree?

I absolutely love how she marries together different aspects of Russian style with European influences:  the glamor of  Bridgit Bardot, the romanticism of a long-gone Soviet school uniform, folk Russian prints and the simple grace of a 50s working girl prepping up for a date.

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