Monday, April 22, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Best from Ukraine

Thanks to this blog I got a chance to discover new Ukrainian designers and catch up on the new collections of my favorites. Here are the best looks from four designers: Roskolana Bogutska, Liliya Poustovit, Viktoria Gres and Natasha Zinko. Their f/w 2013-2014 collections were presented at Lviv Fashin Week, Ukrainian Fashion Week and Kyiv Fashion Days.

Roksolana Bogutska 
Below are three looks from her collection: edgy, boho and feminine. All of them have some ethno and traditional Ukrainian elements.





Liliya Poustovit 
The designer is mixing different patterns and combining them with flowy, feminine silhouettes and menswear inspired shoes.


Victoria Gres
Collection features very feminine looks with statement necklaces and oversized coats.


Natasha Zinko
Zinko is a Ukrainian designer, who has been living and working in London for many years. This collection was inspired by pterosaurs!


Which collection is your favorite?

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Girl crush

Let me introduce you to three sophisticated, creative, smart and beautiful ladies, that inspire me with their style. Make sure to check out more of their images either by "google-ing" their names, visiting their web-sites or following them on instagram - you will not be disappointed.

Miroslava Duma
She's a beautiful and brilliant Russian "it" girl. And more importantly, Mira is the founder of buro24/7 web-site (Russian fashion and art reporting media outlet), digital media director in the luxury store TZUM Moscow, and a "happy mum" as she states on her instagram account. Honestly, I can't get enough of her outfits and I'm very inspired by her hard-working nature.

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Nicole Warne (also known as Gary Pepper girl)
Have you checked out this Australian girl's blog? It is full of absolutely gorgeous pictures, bright colors, amazing places, beautiful outfits. Every picture (most are made by her boyfriend) is absolutely stunning! In addition Nicole owns an online store of high-quality vintage clothing (Gary Pepper Vintage).

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Ulyana Sergeenko
A very talented Russian designer, who from the get-go is producing amazing couture pieces. Ulyana's designs are based on her personal style: she doesn't follow trends, rather she uses inspirations from her native Russia to create culturally-inspired pieces (which I love!). Take a look at Ulyana's spring 2013 look book here.

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What are your modern style icons? I would love to hear!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Green to invite spring

Spring has been teasing us here in NYC. It's already April but it's been so cold that I even had to wear my winter hat last week! Nevertheless, I try to do anything to invite spring - my favorite season - wear bright colors, put flowers around my apartment, enjoy sunny skies. So in anticipation of warmer weather this coming week I'm excited to share some pictures as my invitation for spring to finally make its full appearance.