The Room, October 18th, 2014.I was fashionably late, and being lead past a concierge desk concealed by a wall. A wall I have walked past countless times when wanting to take a look at the latest eccentric pieces from Moschino. I was bemused when I thought of how I never suspected another room to lay past where I was now being taken. I remember waking up that morning debating if I should, or should not attend the event I was invited to a few days prior. But, there I was late, and walking into an intimate and surreal setting (taking personal shopping to a new level for me). Less than 30 guests were in attendance (all women), sitting and whispering in hushed tones as a model walked around wearing pieces from Armani Collezioni’s Fall-Winter 2014/15 line. I was told I could sit anywhere, and I hurriedly found a seat for myself in the second row. Nearly as soon as I was settled into my seat I was asked if I would like ‘pink champagne, tea, coffee, wine or sparkling water’ I declined for the moment being. Intently I watched the models demonstrating the versatility of Armani’s collection, from well tailored pants, to jackets that could almost double as sweaters- that’s just how comfortable they are. (At this event I sat down with the Director of the Hudson’s Bay Company to talk Armani. + I took pictures, and even a small video for you guys to check out)
Privet Matryoshka’s!! I couldn’t stop myself from posting about Elena Perminova; she looks amazing as always, and I’m sure you can guess what caught my attention about her outfit. There’s something amazing about it, first I love the white and beige combination, and second that skirt, and that cropped top are something else. If my blog had a “Look Of the day”, this would be it. What do you think of it?
As you all know this is a blog dedicated to Russian and Ukrainian designers, so you’re probably wondering why I’m mentioning this event that is for London designers- If you remember my interview post with Anna Pitchouguina then this will all make sense, I promise. But if you don’t remember, well Anna Pitchouguina is a designer who was born in Russia, and had a Polish upbringing, she now has her own shop in London. Anyways!! Anna Pitchouguina and the graphic designer Emanuele Copioli teamed up to create OFF STRAND a non profit project with the goal to ‘create a collective showcase of London based designers, and make their work available through pop ups in different cities’.
Privet Matryoshka’s!! Can you just see, and feel the summer when looking at Vogue Paris’s latest cover featuring Natasha poly? I can, and it’s placed me in a mood for wanting to dive into a pool, to only later lay poolside until the sun dries me off, repeating that until the sun no longer hangs in the sky. As for Natasha Poly being in Vogue Paris, the Russian beauty is showing off in red- from her bikini
bottom , down to an outfit I just can’t describe, just be prepared to see highlighted cheekbones and a helmet. Well my Matryoshka’s what are your plans for the summer?
Raf Simons is re-vamping Dior’s image but to do so it takes a leading model, and an odd-ball film director. Fans of the popular model, Russian born Sasha Luss will be excited to see her in a new project; A mini (x2) movie teaser in the style of Alice In Wonderland, Dior dubbed “wonDiorland”. The teaser shows off Sasha Luss sitting in a chair twice her size, dancing, and twirling in a hallway decorated with vibrant fauna and garlands with florals.Now who is this odd-ball film director who helped create the teaser- that would be Harmony Korine, I know!! This has shocked me since I still can’t shake my memory of the movie Spring breakers.
Privet Matryoshka’s here is a short post for you !!! Spring definitely calls for a new style arsenal, and Elena Perminova’s doing just that! The Russian it girl is showing off her post baby figure in some new apparel. These two images are recent, depicting her in two different styles while wearing oh so chic white. One outfit is of her wearing a dress that brings out her softer, elegant side, which she dressed up further with a gorgeous pair of nude heels; also matching her bag. While the second outfit is edgy, and almost sporty. Out of these two looks – I’d have to say my favourite is of her in the dress- because she looks so beautiful.
Imagine yourself caught in an unexpected moment, when emotions take over; taking you through highs and lows; Emotions are plastered for all to see on our faces, and heard within our voices. Pitchouguina is a brand based on emotions, specifically awkward behaviours, and dreamy attitudes. For Autumn-Winter 2014/15 Pitchouguina’s collection revolved around naked tree’s, and foot prints left in the snow resembling a melancholic mood.
Spring, oh spring, where to begin? The weather during this time of year is unpredictable, one moment you could be enjoying the sun filled day, and the next relentless April showers seem to instantly appear; and so begins the race to grab and open up an umbrella, or dive for cover within a cafe. You let off a sigh, perhaps a laugh as you tell off the rain: “you’re not going to ruin my perfectly coiffed locks today!”. It’s no wonder that Spring is a difficult season to dress for, and that’s why you need to be ready- to look your best at every possible moment- because you deserve it.
Anastasia Romantsova’s the Russian designer who created A La Russe, a contemporary brand that pumps out stunning, hand-crafted garments from season to season. Once you see into the world of A La Russe, as well as the face behind the brand- it’s hard to keep yourself from falling head over heels-in love from the A La Russe touch.