11.3.15

94. MINERAL WEATHER

If there's one reason why I loved my job at MBFWRussia, it's meeting young creative minds.
Anna and Alexander, designers at Mineral Weather are no exception. I stumbled upon their brand last August in search of young talents to participate in Open Russian Fashion project in Milan. We emailed back and forth for a couple of weeks, and before I knew it it was day 0 of the project (a.k.a. the day when everyone arrives and builds/furnishes/decorates their stands) and I was about to meet them in person. About half a gazillion things could (and did) go wrong on that day for Anna and Alexander (e.g. ceramic necks that were supposed to show the necklaces broke into pieces in the plane), but they managed to overcome that with such grace and imagination I couldn't believe my eyes. They had built one on the most beautiful and eye-catching stands out of just wooden bricks, ropes and a few nails. That's when I knew I was in love.
In the next couple of days I was featured in New York Times Fashion instagram wearing their rings, which was super cool for 2 reasons:
1) while we were out shooting I could help but hum "look at ma rings, ma rings, ma rings, LOOK AT MA RINGS MA RINGS MA RINGS" (bonus points for those of you who know where the song's from)
2)  I knew that there was a story behind almost every ring I was wearing. E.g. one of the rings exhibited was made in the form of a beach umbrella detail they found while vacationing in Montenegro.

Even though all of this was quite some time ago, we are still keeping in touch. And last week they invited me to their new studio opening, which was SO amazing, as you can see in the pictures below. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Have a great day y'all ❤️

Oh, and thanks to Dimitry Oleynichenko for the pictures :)

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8.3.15

93. RED

Hey guys!

The spring finally seems to be upon us, which is why I decided it was hight time to post the last outfit that was published on Grazia.it in December. The article was a first for me, and I'm still very grateful for a chance to show off amazing fur coats by Russian designers Luda Nikishina, Cap America and Laroom.

If there's one thing my mother taught me, it's that you can never miss if you combine no more than three colors in an outfit. I still consider it a super useful fashion tip, and, as you can see below, combining three colors is exactly what I do. 

Okay, I gotta run now, but I wish you all a great weekend and a happy international women's day ❤️



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26.2.15

92. LATERS, LAYERS

Can't believe it's the end of February already - seems like it was yesterday that I was out celebrating new year's and such with my friends (which happened several times throughout dec and jan). But all I can do now is reminisce, since I have too much university stuff to handle to even dream of parties. Seems like lately I've been dealing with more issues than dreams, really. But, as we all well know, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so I decided to take a break to shoot this outfit.
I'm so glad I can finally wear my Dr. Martens and bare my ankles (turns out, these few centimeters of bare skin between the pants and the shoes really do make a difference). But on the top I still have to go for layering, because let's face it - this is the only way to keep warm in unpredictable weather conditions. While I was writing this, a line from Holy Grail came to mind, which, in my opinion, describes current weather in Moscow perfectly: one day you're screaming you love me loud, the next day you're so cold haha.
Anyway, Im's so excited for the spring to come! Ditching the coats (which I love so very much, but, nevertheless, get tired of wearing them in the long months of winter), opting for crazier outfit choices, buying new shoes... I die thinking about it.

Tell me, what makes you excited about spring?

Happy Thursday everyone!

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25.2.15

91. LILAC FUR

Hey guys!

Today I'd like to share a throwback outfit post. We've shot this one in the beginning of winter, when all the Christmas decorations have just been put up and holiday spirit was all around us. Nevertheless, I think this outfit would go perfectly now, in the end of winter. Why? Well, let's see.
First of all, it's totally weather-appropriate (and you know how important that is to me) thanks to this chic lilac fur coat by one of the most talented outerwear designers in Moscow, Luda Nikishina. Second of all, the all-black ensemble of leather pants+cami top+ankle boots has been my go-to outfit all these months, and boy did I get a lot of attention in those! The leather pants instantly add a cool, rock'n'roll vibe to any outfit, and this here is no exception. 
As you may all well know, for both my personal and work life I tend to choose black, black, and maybe some more black. It is actually the one color that makes me feel totally confident, and therefore, is lucky for me. And I think it never hurts to wear sunglasses – even if it’s snowing :)
I wish you all a great day!


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17.2.15

90. FADING AWAY

Hey guys!

As you all know, fashion has a habit of repeating itself, and, turns out, so do I. Since this outfit reminds me of the one I did exactly a year ago - with a cosy grey sweater and a leather piece on the bottom to match - I feel like I am my own outfit timehop, haha.

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By the way, you may have noticed that in terms of blog posts I have decided to go for quantity rather than..well.. not exactly quality, but you know. I figured I should share my everyday style more often (rather than wait for to-die-for outfits in super-amazing locations, you know?) so that's what I'll be doing in the nearest future (except for when Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia begins - I have a whole lot planned). Hope you'll support my decision with your views and comments :)

See you soon!