Tina Fey’s Golden Globes Dress by Russian Fashion Designer Ulyana Sergeenko

Tina Fey’s Golden Globes Dress by Russian Fashion Designer Ulyana Sergeenko

Some of you may be familiar with the beginnings of the Zaychishka blog, and how often I reported on the Russian fashion elite, to collections made by Russian Fashion Designers. One name some of you may recognize is Ulyana Sergeenko, who has been featured on this blog over the years along with Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova, Vika Gazinskaya and Anya Ziourova. This stylish quintet of women was often referred to as the Russian Mafia, or the Russian ‘it’ girls for their incredible sense of style. Ulyana was known back then for her love of the vintage style, and every fashion week she would serve us looks that would take us on a journey back in time. When Ulyana opened her label in April of 2011 in Moscow Russia, it came as no surprise to see her base her collections on her own personal style, and passion for antiques and vintage themes. Ulyana’s label has been gaining a North American clientele, including celebrities from Beyonce to Kim Kardashian.  

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Vika Gazinskaya’s Spring Summer 2015 Look Book

Vika Gazinskaya’s Spring Summer 2015 Look Book

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Vika Gazinskaya’s Look Book for Spring Summer 2015 is showing off her inspirations, and this time it’s not a mood board teaser. The Russian it girl and fashion designer recently wrapped up from Paris Fashion Week and has chosen the perfect time to show off yet another anticipated collection. Each garment is unique in its own way, and if you’re curious to know what the theme of choice was, it’s of the east, think Turkey. The look book shows pieces that have asymmetrical shapes, along with Vika’s personal touches of being hand painted. The other unique things to see are the knotted turbans, the translucent robe, and  yes even a pajama suit.  Continue reading “Vika Gazinskaya’s Spring Summer 2015 Look Book”

Farewell Minimalism: Alexander Terekhov’s Feline Fever 2014


Alexander Terekhov’s latest look book for Autumn Winter 2014 is entertaining my thoughts of fierce females out on the hunt, seducing their prey, and ultimately luring them into a salacious trap.What man could ever resist a female who knows what she wants when she’s in feline mode?  Continue reading “Farewell Minimalism: Alexander Terekhov’s Feline Fever 2014”

Melancholy In Pitchouguina’s Autumn-Winter 2014/15 Collection

Melancholy In Pitchouguina’s Autumn-Winter 2014/15 Collection


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. Continue reading “Melancholy In Pitchouguina’s Autumn-Winter 2014/15 Collection”

Russian Contemporary Art In Natalia Valevskaya’s Designs


The world is a lust driven place,- sex, passion love- it’s ingrained in us all; These thoughts carry us away, and in the world of contemporary art- modern attitudes of acceptance transpire into one man, or woman’s inspiration. The art duo Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubossarsky are Russian contemporary artists who have been collaborating since 1994, their known for their pop art, and focus on socialist realism. Continue reading “Russian Contemporary Art In Natalia Valevskaya’s Designs”

Moscow’s Walk Of Shame

Moscow’s Walk Of Shame


It’s the independent, home grown Russian clothing label (straight out of Moscow) that’s famous for photographing models with disheveled appearances; bring on that morning after-sex-ruined tousled hair, gobs of mascara running down your cheeks, and the marks of your previous nights uninhibited endeavours. Moscow’s Walk of Shame’s avant-garde style speaks for itself- inspired by the girl who lives for the night, who ends up spending the morning after hobbling along the streets on a broken heel, while still wearing last nights outfit (that’s just not a pretty picture). If you’re that girl well you’re the reason Walk Of Shame was created, plus you might even be saving your ass face in one of their designs. Continue reading “Moscow’s Walk Of Shame”

Alexander Terekhov’s F/W 2014/15 Pre Collection: Does It Lack Originality?

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I hope you’re ready for the arrival of the fall and winter 2014/15 pre collections!! Today’s pre collection up for your viewing pleasure is from Alexander Terekhov. Terekhov’s ready to wear collection for the next fall and winter season sticks to luxe minimalism. In other words the collection is very simple; some of the dresses take to bright colours, while others are on the play it safe neutral side. Continue reading “Alexander Terekhov’s F/W 2014/15 Pre Collection: Does It Lack Originality?”

Igor Gulyaev’s Limited Edition Wedding Dress

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Get ready to eat cake, and indulge in romantic notions during the short and sweet month of february! February is not only about Valentines day. -Don’t forget all things bride and bridal related are crammed into this little month also. Continue reading “Igor Gulyaev’s Limited Edition Wedding Dress”

Yulia Yanina’s 20th Anniversary: A Look At Her Success


Yulia Yanina’s fashion house has just celebrated its 20th anniversary on January 21st, 2014! Many of Yulia’s designs have found homes in the wardrobes of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Baroness Nadine de Rothschild, and Ms. Roya Surdo, wife of the Italian Ambassador. Yulia is famous for specializing in Haute Couture creations, to wedding, evening and cocktail dresses; studded with beads, or enhanced by embroidery- true to traditional Russian dress. Continue reading “Yulia Yanina’s 20th Anniversary: A Look At Her Success”

Ulyana Sergeenko’s Paris Couture Show SS 2014


Privet Matryoshka’s Paris Fashion Week is lashing out with a vengeance- it’s everywhere!! Guests who attended Ulyana Sergeenko’s couture show on January 21st, 2014, watched models walk a runway that took the form of a sleeper car; that one might see on a train. The Russian Designer’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection told guests a story, and reflected the culture, and nature of three former Soviet Republics: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Continue reading “Ulyana Sergeenko’s Paris Couture Show SS 2014”