Thursday, 27 February 2014

DIY: Designers Sweatshirt


I don't do that much of DIY projects. The thing is if you work with a very creative designer (read HERE about my work), quite often you have to give her a hand with everything, including from actually creating a piece from scratch till adding finishing touches. So probably because I'm on a regular basis busy at work with production I don't have any wish nor power to do anything like this at home. However once in a while my creativity takes its revenge. And this is what comes out of it.


I was so smitten by the F/W 13 Christopher Kane's collection, especially by those fantastic embellished with flowers sweatshirts that I've made up my mind to do something like this on my own. In spite of that said I don't like copy-cating and I wanted to create a piece which differs from Kane's sweatshirts. I love the idea of feather flowers, but I've realized that it's quite close to impossible to make an embellishment from feathers of that exquisite quality at home. So I've decided to go for flowers not made of feathers but of different fabrics instead. I also didn't really like how condense are the flowers on the Kane's sweatshirt. If a super slim model Jourdan Dunn looks... how to put it...quite big in that sweatshirt, a normal person wearing a sweater like this will look huge. My solution was to cut on amount of flowers and make it more of a playful touch here and there than a flower field on a chest. 


What you need to recreate my sweatshirt is: 
*a plain sweatshirt of a colour you like;
* a bunch of different fabrics, I went for silk, tulle and organza;
*a few beads;
*scissors, needles and threads;
*patience;


What you do next: you start to cut flowers of a different size from the fabrics you have. I like the idea of my flowers being a bit clumsy, like a child has been busy cutting them. But if you prefer something more define, go for it. Put your flower application randomly on a sweatshirt. Do not sew it straight away to the sweater. Instead use some pins. You want to try on your sweatshirt with the flowers on and see whether some flowers need to be moved, replaced or taken off. 


After you secured your application with the pins on the right places and if you are 100% happy with how it looks, you can proceed with sewing. Sew the beads in the middle of the flowers to add a bit of sparkle and a finishing touch to your sweatshirt. 


And voilá your masterpiece is ready!

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Friday, 21 February 2014

My Looks: Spring Mood

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Who doesn't like these first moments of spring? When days suddenly become long and bright; when scarves swoop places with sunglasses and from an absolute necessity become a nice accessory; when a smile doesn't want to leave your face and the only thing you can think of is spring.
Well hell, I'm definitely in love with this time of the year!

И кто не любит эти первые мгновения весны? Когда дни становятся неожиданно длинными и светлыми; когда шарфы меняются местами с солнечными очками: и из абсолютной жизненной необходимости становятся простоя приятным аксессуаром; когда улыбка не желает сходить с лица, и единственные мысли, заполняющие голову, - мысли о весне.
Не знаю, как вы, а я, черт побери, точно обожаю это время года!

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I'm wearing: 
Coat Asos (similar HERE)
Denim G Star(similar HERE)
Shirt J Crew(similar HERE)
Shoes Asos (similar HERE)
Bag Celine
Brooch Jak Joten via Tres Jewellery (HERE)
Sunglasses RayBan (similar HERE)
Scarf Missoni (similar HERE)

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

LFW: The Fairy Tale World of Burberry Prorsum

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The majestic sight of London was followed by the myriads of fairy-tale like models wrapped in the weightless silk dresses and hand-painted coats. Achingly beautiful! 
It looks like Christopher Bailey has opened a curtain to his very own magical London where models are exotic birds or rare flowers of unknown beauty and the clothes are delicate petals created not to cover but to be worshiped. The traditional for Burberry trench coats, sheepskin coats, scarves, bags and even shoes are painted with the most intricate floral pattern seemed to be done by an innocent child or a mad impressionist. Bailey continues his spring summer collection theme of sensuality: sheer fabrics and feminine shapes mainly reflected in tailored pencil skirts and body hugging dresses. However this season it wasn't playful and pastel but sexual and I dare to say this word sinister.  
With this collection Christopher Bailey proved to be not only a new CEO of Burberry but an undeniable master of design.

За величественным видом Лондона последовали мириады сказочных моделей, укутанных в невесомый шелк платьев в цветочек и в тепло расписанных вручную пальто. Зачаровывающее зрелище!
Похоже, Кристофер Бэйли решил приоткрыть занавес в собственный магический мир, где модели - экзотические птицы невиданной красы или редкие цветы, распускающиеся в определенные часы дня и ночи; а одежда - тонки лепестки, созданные не для того, чтобы покрывать тело, а для того, чтобы быть воспетыми. Традиционные для Burberry плащи, дубленки, шарфы, сумки и даже сапожки расписаны вручную то ли невинным ребенком, то ли сумасшедшим импрессионистом. Бэйли продолжает чувственную тему своей весенней коллекции: прозрачные ткани и женственные формы, главным образом отразившуюся в многочисленных юбках-карандашах и платьях-футлярах. Однако в этом сезоне это не было так игриво и невинно, как весной, а скорее сексуально и обольстительно.
Последней коллекцией Кристофер Бэйли подтвердил, что он не только был заслуженно назначен новым CEO Burberry, но что он является беспрекословным мастером своего дела.

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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Make-up: Russian Red

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I'm a big fan of classy red lips. It's beautiful, feminine, sensual and oh so achingly chic. It is an art though to pull off a  perfect red lip. I have a lot of different lipsticks in all possible shades of red from carrot red to deep wine red. The key is to experiment. However if you're totally lost in the red sea of choices I'd advise to opt for a classy hue. MAC Russian Red is simply PERFECT.
Bracelet with coral cubes Lennebelle via Tres Jewellery

Люблю классическую красную помаду. Это красиво, женственно, чувственно и ох как шикарно. При всем вышесказанном это искусство найти идеальную красную помаду и добиться превосходного образа. У меня в коллекции множество всевозможных оттенков красного: от морковно-красного до винно-красного. Ключ к успеху - экспериментировать. Но если вы в полной растерянности. поглощенные морем красного выбора, я советую остановиться на классическом красном. Помада MAC Russian Red просто ИДЕАЛЬНА.
Серебряный браслет с кораллами Lennebelle на Tres Jewellery

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

My Looks: Hat Matters

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One of the biggest mistakes that society has ever done is forgetting hats. Once an essential object of female and male wardrobe without which no respectable man or woman would ever leave a house has became something dinosaur-like extincting together with such "useless" things as chivalry, manners, horse riding, evening gowns, femininity, etc. 
For me a hat is not a simple head-piece keeping my scull warm during winters but a piece of art anchoring me to the beauty of the long gone times. It's a wand letting me dream and imagine, creating unforgettable looks and wonderful time where a hat matters. 

Одной из самых больших ошибок современного общества было позабыть шляпы. Однажды жизненно важный объект, без которого любой уважающий себя мужчина и любая респектабельная женщина не покинули бы дома, стал чем-то на подобии динозавра, вымирая вместе с такими "никчемными" понятиями, как хорошие манеры, джентльменство, вечерние платья, женственность, и т.д.
Для меня шляпа - это не головной убор, греющий меня в лютые зимы, а частичка искусства, связывающая меня с красотой давно ушедших времен. Это волшебная палочка, позволяющая мне мечтать, представлять и создавать незабываемые образы и прекрасные времена, в которых шляпы имеют место быть.

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I'm wearing: 
Coat Zara 
Pants Zara (similar HERE)
Sweater Sinequanone (similar HERE)
Vest Gerry Weber
Bag vintage Chanel
Boots Isabel Marant (similar HERE)
Hat handcrafted bought in the USA
Rings my grandmothers, my mother's present and Zara

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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Inspiration: Un Beret

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It all started for me with Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie's beige beret became an inseparable part of her style, courage and recklessness. 
Then I moved on to the boundless wardrobe of Blair Waldorf with berets in all rainbow colours. She manages to master both elegant and sexy look. And finally a new chapter in my beret obsession book opens with uber stylish look of Miroslava Duma. 
Hourra pour les bérets! 

Для меня все началось с фильма Бонни и Клайд. Бежевый берет Бонни стал неотделимой частью её стильного образа, смелости и безрассудства. 
Потом моим воображением овладел безграничный гардероб с беретами всех цветов радуги Блэр Уолдорф. Ее образы получаются одновременно элегантными и сексуальными.
И, наконец, новую главу в моей книге "Одержимость Беретами" открыла неотразимая Мирослава Дума.
Hourra pour les bérets!

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

My Looks: Winter Neutrals


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Sometimes in the last days of winter I'm growing tired of everything. I suddenly can't wait any more for spring. Beloved burgundy, dark blue and terracotta hues are at once forgotten. And warm coats and trendy boots aren't my bff's any more. However it's way to early to go into the spring territory. In this case light neutrals will save the day. Beige, sand and camel mixed with the milk chocolate brown along with light fabrics paired with warmer, winter-ish ones are the win win combinations.


Иногда, в последние недели зимы на меня нападает какая-то абсолютная усталость. Я неожиданно ни дня дольше не могу ждать весны. Она должна прийти сейчас, сию же минуту, и все тут. Любимые винные оттенки красного, темно-синий и терракотовые цвета забываются в мгновение ока. А тёплые пальто и модные сапоги свергаются с пьедестала и теряют статус "моих лучших друзей". Однако еще слишком рано вступать на весеннюю территорию. В такие дни мучительных колебаний между зимой и весной помогают нейтральные цвета: бежевый, кремовый, песочный, смешанные с оттенками молочного шоколада; и легкие ткани в сочетании с теплыми, "на холодные дни" вещами.

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I'm wearing:  
Jacket Arma (similar HERE)
Top Massimo Dutti (winter collection)
Denim G Star (similar HERE)
Clutch  TopShop (similar HERE)
Gloves my mum's present 
Earrings Daniel Espinosa via Tres Jewellery (HERE)
Sunglasses Diane von Furstenberg (similar HERE)

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Trends: Pearls

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This season explodes with pearls. Take for example Chanel S/S 14 collection which wowes with beautiful chokers, bracelets and rings featuring oversized pearls. Dior reverse pearl earrings are an absolute "it" piece and "must" for every respectable fashionista. And fashion bloggers lead a tough competition to win a crown "Miss-the-best-pear-jewellery".
For me the pearl trend falls under the category "All new is the good forgotten past". Pearls are timeless. Pearls are beyond fashion.  
I have quite some pearl jewellery pieces in my collection: from the classic white pearls collar to the strands of black pearls a la Daisy Buchanan, from my grandmother's bracelets embellished with the perfectly round pearls to the modern pieces striking a great balance between metal and pearls, from antique Art Deco earrings to the classy pearl-studs. 
Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was right wearing pearls, they are never out of fashion...

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