Sunday, 8 December 2013

Back in September. London Fashion Weekend 2013

We all know that London Fashion Week is a massive, highly important fashion event not only for the British fashion industry, but for the whole fashion world. Fashion week is always for professionals and tends to be very exclusive.
Here, in London, Fashion Week is followed by London Fashion Weekend. This "Fashion Holiday" is affordable and accessible for the public. You can buy a ticket to attend a catwalk show of a brand or a designer, take part in workshops and to attend talks.
Today, I am recalling my LFWeekend 2013. I attended Julien MacDonald show. He presented a series of gorgeous dresses. I also met Hilary Alexander, who told about her work on photo shoots. She also shared some amusing stories from the sets and gave advice on how to find yourself in fashion journalism and glossy magazines. Hilary Alexander is a huge inspiration for me. She is so real and down-to-earth. She just enjoys her job that she does amazingly.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Fashion in Motion: Kansai Yamamoto

The project called Fashion in Motion aims to demonstrate an extraordinary talent and heritage of a particular designer. This shows takes place at V&A several times a year. It is not just a catwalk fashion show it is a collaboration of music, style, imagination, dance, beauty, theatre and light. 

Kansai Yamamoto is a Japanese genius. He is more famous by his work with David Bowie for whom him created several costumes. His show at V&A has been prepared for eight months and brought to London by his team of 80 people. The performance lasted for about 15 minutes and represented four seasons, each with different mood and music. 

V&A museum

V&A Museum is one of the best museum in World known in the design industry. Besides a great collection of sculptures and paintings, they have an astonishing collection of garments and accessorises of different periods. Displayed apparel are changed from time to time. The entrance is free apart from special exhibitions like Club to Catwalk that is about 1980s in fashion.


Friday, 19 April 2013

Look who is back!

Recently I have been very busy with exams and my plans for the next year. Finally, it`s sunny and so warm that you just can`t waste time sitting at home! Me and my friends had a walk. I was dying to wear my white Converse again. I missed them so much! And that is why I decided to dedicate this post to them.
Quite simple spring look: white high Converse, trench - Zara, unknown shirt with stripes and Eiffel Tower, Jeans- Forever 21, Ray-Ban Polaroid Aviators, earrings-wings and bag is Alexander Wang.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

DIY Big Ben on my Cup

About a month ago I bought this Starbucks Create-Your-Own Scratch Tumbler. Originally, it is black. I couldn`t find time for decorating it so I thought it would be fine if I leave it like that. It looked classy.
Once, being in a bookshop I saw an engraving set in the kids children. Engraving is a special technique: you have a preprinted board and a special tool with the help of which you scratch it. Making certain strokes you reveal underlayer (in my case it was a silver foil).
The task was to scratch the board all  way through and to give some silver shining to London Parliament. But accomplishing this task I thought- what am I going to do with that? And here was a moment of glory for my tumbler! I just put the paper in it. It`s still classy, black and silver, but it reflects my personal style and my love for London.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Three words, dude: Chocolate, Brownie and Cheesecake

Sometimes life is hard. Recently I realized that cooking (baking, to be precise) is my way to clear the head. When something or somebody lets a girl down, one of the things that can cheer her up is chocolate.  I decided to make not just a chocolate cake or muffins. A wonderful idea came to me: may be I should put cheesecake and brownie together, why not? Here is my recipe. 

Жизнь - сложная штука. Недавно я поняла, что кульнария, выпечка в частности, является моим способом немного отвлечься и прочистить голову. Когда девушку что-то расстраивает, один из вариантов поднять себе настроение - шоколад. Я решила придумать, что-то  посложнее обыкновенного шоколадного торта или маффинов. Почему бы не объединить брауни и чизкейк? Вот, что у меня получилось в результате.

Friday, 15 March 2013

My leopard hat

It`s still cold! I don`t feel like Spring. And according to the forecast we are expecting snowfall, can you believe that?! But, fortunately, I have this hat that will keep me warm. It`s a faux fur leopard printed hat that I purchased on Asos website. Thanks to the post, I`ve been waiting for it for 2 months, but now it doesn`t matter.
I love how it matches the colour of my hair and eyes, I love the shape and softness of the fur.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Beauty Essentials

I thought I would do a little post about some cosmetic items that I currently use. Actually, I can`t imagine how I lived before these products. This time I`ll tell you about the best mascara in the World, my favorite body-scrub and lip butter, and also about a wonderful hair conditioner.  

Monday, 11 March 2013

Paris Fashion Week a/w 2013. My review

What caught my eye and what I want to share with you. Paris Fashion Week a/w `13.

What a stunning collection! I fell in love with almost every piece of clothing (before it happened only in the case of Burberry). Simple silhouettes, but great embroidery .The basic colours are black, white, various shades of blue, and red. Lace collars and cuffs make the look more girly and more elegant. The collection reflects peace, grace and a little humility. The designers said they were inspired by the paintings of Dutch artists, and ask people to notice the braids with black ribbons and expression on the models faces. Critics notice the influence of religion and compare the embroidery with porcelain. This collection has it! I definitely enjoy the image of Valentino for the new season.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Paris Fashion Week a/w 2013 // Street Style

Fashion Week has finally reached its final destination, Paris. It is a major fashion capital of the world. I`ll post my personal review of the collections a little bit later. For now, i found wonderful shots of Street Style that is an eternal source of inspiration for every fashionista. I found these outfits very captivating and I hope you`ll like them too.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Massive necklaces

I`ve got kind of obsession with massive bright necklaces and I decided to show you three of my favorite ones. Basically I wear them with shirts, when they are kind of hidden behind the collar but still make the look special.  And sometimes I add the necklace to a self-coloured pullovers. A very important moment here is that you shouldn`t put on a bright top, a skirt with feathers, lots of bangles and rings and such kind of necklace!Otherwise you will look like new year`s tree. So, mind the limits. Let your outfit be simple and decorate it with a unique detail.
1. Francesca`s Collection 2. Forever 21 3. Forever 21

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Last winter day

Hi, guys!Today is a lovely day. There are some flowers in my room that I really like.I`m just in a wonderful mood today for no reason actually. Hope you have a good day too and here are some nice pictures of my morning!
 And also, my playlist of the day. Hope you will like these songs.

Monday, 25 February 2013

DIY Poster

Last summer was the greatest summer of my life (I`ve told you about it in this post) and I wanted to have something that could always remind me about that time and to cheer me up when I`m upset. By chance I found a picture of poster on Tumblr and decided to make something like that myself.
I loved the phrase and the peach colour and the distressed wooden frame. So I draw a picture, asked my friend to make the most simple wooden frame with rather broad sides and distressed it with white paint.
what do you guys think?)

MIlan Fashion Week a/w 2013. My review

For Milan Fashion Week, I decided to watch almost every fashion show and just tell you a little bit about those that I like the most. From the list of brands presented this year I found interesting Gucci, Max Mara, Moschino, Dsquared2 and Dolce&Gabbana.

Firstly, as we all know Milan is not the official capital of Italy, but it is the centre of its fashion industry. And fashion itself indebted to Italy. Clothes made in Italy are highly prized. The majority of the most expensive and luxurious brands are Italian. This makes Milan one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world. Italy for me is a country of very elegant men and women with great cuisine, cars, art geniuses, stunning architecture and sea. This year after Fashion Week I noticed that everything from that list is hidden in the collections of Italian trend-setters with a little change caused by the time.
Here you go, what I liked about MFW A/W `13.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Milan Fashion Week a/w 2013 // Street Style

I`ve never been to Milan, but it seems to me it`s one of  the world`s fashion capitals,right?)) I always thought about its citizens as elegant people with delicate taste in clothes they wear and this set of street style looks is the evidence of my consideration.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Guests of LFW 2013. Street style

Let`s see to what extent a famous British spirit inspired the guests of the last London Fashion week. How beautiful and perfect these outfits are!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2013

My love for Burberry does not know limits. I`ve already told you about my thoughts and emotions concerning this British brand (post about Christopher Bailey and Burberry ). But every single time I watch the show I think "What else can you do with a trench coat, Mr Bailey?", and he always leaves me speechless. Yesterday`s show was not a disappointment at all. Almost every piece is perfect.
Not many of us know that this time Christopher Bailey chose Christine Keeler as his muse and inspiration.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

LFW:Highlights. Part 2

One more day of Fashion Week in London. Watching all these shows I realized it would me much easier to make up my mind and post here if I were right there =). The greatest show of the day for me is Topshop Unique as I consider it presents a pure British street style. Among the others I pointed up Mulberry, Temperley London and Vivienne Westwood Red Label.

London Fashion Week: Highlights. Part 1

LFW has finally started. I`ve already told you what does LFW mean to me (here and also here). Every year, observing fashion shows I find something new and special, discover new designers for myself. Today I`ll tell about 3 shows that have impressed me so far.

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Here we go again, my favorite Street Style!This time it`s about streets of my beloved and fabulous NYC. Since I don`t have a chance to be on the fashion shows just yet, I still can feast my eyes with outfits of the  stylish guests. Fashion Week is always seemed a big fashion explosion.

A day of hot hearts

♥ I baked some cookies for St. Valentine`s Day ♥

Happy St.Valentine`s day, guys!Lots of love to you and have a great day!Spend it with those who you love and don`t be afraid of showing your feelings!

P.S. If you want to make such cookies, you will manage it 100%! It`s simple but effective)

Thursday, 7 February 2013

It is finally sunny

Though it is still cold, today we have the sun and one can smell the upcoming spring. This is quite a reason for a good mood, isn`t it? Several days ago I passed a really important exam and now I have some free time for my friends, books, sport and everything I like.
I fell in love with this shirt at the first sight, when I entered a shop in London this winter (I haven`t told that, yeah), hope you share my feelings, guys! And I`m fond of beanies!))

Friday, 25 January 2013

LA and Santa Monica


LA is the city i`ve been dreaming of for soooo long. Finally I made it. Unfortunately this time I had only 3 days there and didn`t have a chance to enjoy everything that this city can offer, but hopefully it`s not the last time. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Las Vegas and Grand Canyon

Las Vegas, a city that never sleeps.
Planning the whole American trip, I didn`t plan to go to Vegas. In fact it was a last-minute decision, but I didn`t regret it. I actually enjoyed every single minute. I stayed in a hotel called the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Conde Nast Traveler’s annual Hot List) and I can admit that this place is a masterpiece of art, interior design and great hotel service. (Except the moment when I accidently shut the restroom door on Saturday evening at 8pm and couldn’t do anything, had to wait for help in the face of maintainer). Anyway Las Vegas was fun.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Cold Prada

NY is a place where I`m always ready to come back.
This city is so alive, full of colours and style. Every time I get to NY I look at this world differently, I always discover something new for myself. We lived in Soho , the part of NYC that I really like because it`s an area occupied by creative people and it`s full of small restaurants and cafés with incredible and unusual design. I like watching people and the way they dress and if you share my interest NY is the right place. I`ve never seen so many extraordinary, stylish and beautiful people of different origin in one place.  In Soho we met a woman who`s sister was married to Claude Monet`s nephew! That`s a weird coincidence because Monet is my favorite artist and the chance that we would ever meet somewhere one of his relatives was miserable. That is why we were so excited and so happy to talk to her. Such things can happen only in such marvelous places like NYC. I`ll tell you a little bit about our trip.

Monday, 21 January 2013

What`s new

It`s been a while since I wrote smth here, I know...A lot of things happened. I guess I changed a little bit and my interests are a little bit different now. The most fabulous thing that happened to me is, probably, my second the USA trip. I spent 4 wonderful months with my best friend, doing my internship, making new friends,looking for adventures, visiting beautiful places. You can`t imagine how great it is to share a flat with one of your closest friends in the world, going through all the troubles with other people and discussing boys every single day, gossiping, going for shopping together, running in the mornings, drinking and dancing in the clubs...this summer was wild and the best in my whole life.
I finally decided to tell you about my traveling. Here some highlights of my summer