Hey Everyone! There’s something about Shay Mitchell that reminds me of the blogger Sincerely Jules, perhaps it’s the beautiful places on the actresses Instagram page or maybe it’s the way she poses while wearing a pair of sunnies. Anyways I love Shay M’s casual style- she doesn’t try too hard and it reminds me of something almost anyone of us could pull off. Sometimes the simple styles are what I want to see…especially when I’m still recovering from the fashion at Vancouver Fashion Week and that was way back in March! Shay M’s style reminds me of the right amount of casual we could use on this happy Sunday. Unfortunately where I’m at, there’s a lot of rain, I’m bundled up in sweaters and I feel like we’ve reverted back to the season of fall.
She’s tiny, and fragile in appearance and has had her fair share of ballet, but Sasha Luss never was the type who played with barbies, and never dreamed of becoming a model in her childhood. The Russian model’s career began in 2007 but it was the 2013-14 season that truly took her career to the next level. In the 2013-14 season Sasha Luss began her first big season on the runway for the Paris Haute Couture scene, and opened runway shows for No. 21, vera Wang, Emilio Pucci , and Alberta Ferretti.
Coco ‘Gabrielle’ Chanel is undeniably one of the greatest prolific, and talented couturiers of the 20th century. Double C logos, pleated handbags and tweed blazers aside, Coco Chanel lived at the right time to revolutionize the way women dressed. Her atelier specialized in modest clothing, inspired by menswear and an active lifestyle. In this style revolution women would start to wear trousers, and clothing made of jersey (a fabric often reserved for the making of mens underwear). The French atelier’s masculine touches, and modest demeanour appealed to aristocratic woman who now wanted to wear tailor made suits. Corsets were out, and comfort was in. But, what is more intriguing is that Coco mania had these women trading in their diamonds in favour of Chanel’s covetable fake pearls. Today many of us see the luxury label as French. Excuse my Russian, but Chanel wouldn’t be the same as we know it today without the Russian influences in Coco’s early life.
Last week I went shopping, and had some fun trying on a dress by Dsquared2, I thought to myself instead of oogling something from a far it makes more sense to just try the object of desire in question on- & you know that can lead to two results: One you try it on and it fits like a glove; meaning it’s coming home with you regardless of the astronomically high price tag, or that the dress has become less desirable, this is the preferred, and rare option you secretly are hoping for to spare your wallet. But my recent shopping trip fed my curiosity & not the cashier; and I asked myself ‘What would it be like to be a Russian it Girl?’
Privet Matryoshka’s Casual Sunday time has rolled around once again!! Today’s Casual Sunday post is for those who love a lifestyle near the sea, & ultimately for those of you who just enjoy those romantic summer walks along the shoreline, and want a classic sea style inspired look. I’m sure you can guess what the theme is- and I’m even in a Nautical mood 😉 Anyways there are two versions of a look that uses stripes if you’re obsessed with today’s Casual post on all things Nautical. To offer you some inspiration here are two different looks worn by the Russian it girl who always makes it onto the style radar: Miroslava Duma.
Paris Fashion Week is over and the Czarina’s will probably be flocking elsewhere soon to show off more sartorial outfits on the concrete catwalk- Now before I disscuss Fashion Week scheduling dates, let’s disscuss the remainder of Elena Perminova’s looks from Paris Fashion Week (Haute Couture). The blonde who has mile long legs hit up the Couture events wearing Armani Privé, Valentino
Privet Matryoshka’s!! Miroslava Duma is going to be featured in the february issue of Harpers Bazaar Russia. The Czarina who has a sweet, demure appearance is looking gorgeous in her Chanel outfit for the “Chanel Story” spread. The curtains made of pearls, to the unique pearl necklace on Mira’s neck are classic Chanel- well the pearls make it classic Chanel.
Chanel created a limited edition Russian doll bag, intended for the Paris-Moscow Pre-Fall show back in 2009. The bags that double as bracelets take on the appearance of the iconic wooden Matryoshka doll, and are made of enamelled resin and gold. Miroslava Duma was even spotted wearing one, except her’s looked more harajuku girl rather than Russian doll. Is this Chanel Creation Cute or creepy? Would you own one if you could?