Archive for the ‘fashion’ Category

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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italian summer

June 17, 2012

Something about this summer and nostalgic 50s fashion that’s been calling my name lately. Or may be it’s Bianca Balti in her latest Dolce & Gabbana editorials, looking so fashionably lazy in the sun with that Bridgette Bardoe make-up and hair.

Don’t you just want to wind-off on the unplanned voyage to visit some forgotten Italian relatives right about now? Let me know if you have any, ‘coz I don’t)))

And you if you still not entirely convinced, watch this video and I guarantee you’ll get that traveling bug.

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i’m back

May 29, 2012

Hello lovelies! Guess what? This work-aholic girl of yours has returned from the vacation! As part of this year’s resolution list, I swore to let “The Planner” in me loose and be spontaneous. So far that resulted in an overnight trip to Vegas (so not like me), a crash of a party (TOTALLY not me) and this last-minute trip to Mexico.

So while I’m trying to pull myself off the sofa unpack, I leave you with this dreamy editorial showcasing exactly what I was doing for the past 5 days…that is NOTHING!

 

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the new chanel

May 4, 2012

All this recent retail design developments at work left me in the particularly dangerous shopping mood. And how can you not give in, when the Peter Marino is at his best with the new Chanel Store on Avenue Montaigne. With his off-the-wall biker looks, he knows how to hit all the right spots when it comes to retail seduction.

He had me at the first string of pearls at the staircase…and Chanel tweed wallcovering in soft gold, seriously? The man is a genius in my book. Just look at the details!

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do you see what i see?

April 25, 2012

All I see is cobalt blue skinny jeans and a red scarf with a white tee…being in my shopaholic mode lately :)

What about you?

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SOS: I need these shoes!!!

March 20, 2012

I’ve heard they are Louis Vuitton but can’t find them anywhere. If you see these babes, LET ME KNOW!

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what r u doing, elie?

February 4, 2012

Just when I think I finally persuaded my poor soul that wearing couture gowns on the daily basis is … well, not quite appropriate. Here come Elie Saab with the Spring Collection 2012 and smashes my hear into million of pieces. Oh sweet lords, I just want to wrap myself in these cotton candy!

 

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happy and new

January 3, 2012

Coming back from the state of incommunicado (i.e. ski trip to the mountains), I’m all geared-up for the new peaks to conquer this year. Last year was incredibly eventful so it will be hard to out-do it: between another Masters, dreamy new job, a taste of southern hospitality, the life-transformational grand voyage, motorcycle licence (!!!) and the “Junior Designer of the Year” Award @ new dreamy job…really there’s nothing else I could have wished for.

For the year to come, I want to wish you all new breath-taking adventures, bright lazy mornings and a sea of champagne bubbles to celebrate every little moment! 

 I try to stay away from the resolution lists, they make me sad of all the things I haven’t accomplished in the outgoing year. Instead I make a lot of wishes with every strike of the bell on that special night  and promise to be my best…yet again. So far this technique worked magic for me :) I hope that all of you wished BIG this year, as I certainly did. What is it? Can’t tell yet, but you might be able to get a hint of it from this video.

 

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i want to go home

December 15, 2011

May be because I’ve been completely swamped with work for the past 2 months, sleepless and feeding only on the baked good donated by others… or  it’s THAT time of the year again when I start craving snow, but now like never before I want to be home. Even though the reality of the Russian winter is rarely this glamorous, there is definitely a certain hint of magic in the air.

 

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the magic of the yellow pants

November 8, 2011

I have to say something here.  A week before we took off for THE vacation, I was killing an extra hour in a mall. Didn’t need to buy anything – just ‘coz! And then…I’ve bought the yellow pants. Contradicting my practical shopping habits I didn’t plan on getting them, I didn’t think twice and moreover I had nothing to pair them up with.

Was I sticking out of the crowd on the “pre-fashion week” streets of Paris? Hmmm, kinda. Did I make a statement and turn heads? Hell yeah! So guess what, now everywhere I look I see THE YELLOW PANTS!

Have I started the trend?

 

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