Faux leather jacket: Noul / Dress: Vintage / Loafers: SENSO (similar) / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
I am not kidding when I say that I belong in the desert. I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of isolation in nature, surrounded by orange sand, mountains, cacti, and palm trees. Something about it is so mysterious and inspiring. I couldn’t resist taking photos in the desert of Lanzerote, where I was on holiday with my family for just under a week before I flew to Florida to shoot an amazing campaign I can’t wait to share. I travelled with one suitcase for just over a month, non-stop from Moscow to Kaliningrad, to Spain to the US and then back to Russia, so it got a bit exhausting to have to recycle the same clothes dozens of times. This dress however has always been a favourite of mine- probably simply because it is vintage and obviously speaks louder and is more vibrant than something you can find in the mall today. I love things with rips, wear, love and a story. Sometimes I just walk around stores and come out empty handed realizing two things: 1. I don’t need anything, I am totally satisfied with everything I have. 2. I only like vintage stores now.
Do any of you guys just shop vintage or second hand now? Not because you’re so indie-hipster-underground like that, but because it just fits with your soul, your taste better?
I heard about WEAR from a few of my favourite fashion bloggers and decided to try it out, simply because there’s no other fashion-centric app or community out there that my favourite bloggers use now. I’m now pretty much obsessed and source all my inspiration from there, and then (with guilt) buy some things straight from there. Definitely make sure to download the app and follow me on there and I’ll check out all of your guys’ looks! Ah, I love the rush of really getting into new apps.
What is it with me and Moscow? Please tell me. Something about this city is so magnificent and culturally developed that it’s hard not to stare in awe everywhere you go. I’m in Moscow for a week as Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Moscow’s official fashion blogger of the season, and am attending all of the amazing shows by Russian designers (including their hilarious after-parties). I feel like my life is sort of not real at the moment, like everything is so good I want to record it and make it into a movie but at the same time not share anything because it is so precious to me.
The only downside- it is literally January here. The weather is so frigid and cold but luckily my wool coat from Urban Outfitters has saved me everyday. Thank goodness I found it while shopping in Toronto while I was there for a week, and thank goodness I had the intellect to take it with me to the polar circle. Quick suggestion- if it’s frigidly cold where you live: invest in leather pants. They are the warmest pant I can think of because they insulate heat better than jeans or anything of that theme. I got these stunning leather pants from a London designer named PINGHE after falling in love with their FW2014 show from fashion week last season. You know you need something when you see it. That’s really been my philosophy lately, I don’t really buy anything unless I am lusting after it. Better to have less but better.
Ah, sweet Parisian memories.
I spent my last day in Paris hanging out in unrealistically beautiful places, surrounded by lush flowers and that poetic and melancholy culture they have going. My Skinny Pants from J Brand didn’t leave me all day long; from buying flowers in a cute little market in the morning, all the way through to meeting some friends later at night. You guys know I’m a fiend for black skinny jeans, but these take it to a whole other level. Imagine your favourite skinny jeans had a new-age revaluation and decided they wanted to be totally 2014 and androgynous chic- well bang, these skinny trousers would be that exact composition. Now I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a ticket back to Paris awaiting me…