Ushanka Weather

Ushanka Weather

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The ushanka is one of Russia’s greatest media icons, and an item that I tend to crush on from time to time. If you were with me last winter then you might remember that I wrote two posts about the ear flap hat : Wearing Ushankas With Attitude and Ushankas Are Just Made For Winter Street Style. This year I thought I’d revive the ushanka because 1). Fun, chic, and cute looks can be made with them. e.g. Just imagine sipping on hot chocolate in a chalet somewhere while wearing one. 2). If you’re like me who can’t pull off beanies or tuques well this may be an option for you. And 3). Both Babushkas and Russian mothers agree that it’s important to keep your head warm so you won’t get meningitis, and whats better than an ushanka at keeping your head warm? (Russians take keeping your head warm seriously)

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Paris Fashion Week’s Scene Stealers

Paris Fashion Week’s Scene Stealers

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Whenever I think of Paris Fashion Week, I can’t help but to be reminded of the Devil Wears Prada. Particularly when Paris is depicted at night. The film then transitions to fashion designers making their cameo appearances, and the runways are lit up by the flash of photographers cameras. The scene makes me daydream, I just want to pack a luggage full of a parisian inspired wardrobe, fly to Paris, hotel at The Ritz, and sit front row at Chanel. I’d probably even adopt sunglasses as a new HG after being blinded by the flashing cameras, but that’d be a small price to pay (while in reality this is wistful thinking). But this dream will have to wait, as Paris Fashion Week has come to an end, but don’t worry there are still many street style images to look at to keep you entertained. Most of the looks featured are of the Russian Fashion Pack, so you will see the outfits Ulyana Sergeenko wore, to Vika Gazinskaya and even Natalia Vodianova. Aka the scene stealers. (Update: just added a stunning photo of Ulyana Sergeenko in red) Continue reading “Paris Fashion Week’s Scene Stealers”

Miroslava Duma’s Chic Pregnancy Style Tips

Miroslava Duma’s Chic Pregnancy Style Tips

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I was wondering why the street style star was wearing a lot of outfits that seemed to cover her from head to toe, namely the poncho’s she was wearing a few months back. Now it all makes sense as Miroslava Duma is expecting her second child, and is still showing us how to be chic on the streets. The majority of these looks are from Paris, London, Milan and New York Fashion Week, and she’s teaching us that comfort is in.

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Caped Crusaders

Caped Crusaders

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Privet Matryoshka’s capes are picking up popularity this season! It wasn’t too long ago that we first spotted Chloé capes on Elena Perminova and Anya Ziourova, and now there’s Burberry’s blanket, poncho, ahem– cape that is turning heads, & showing up on celebs and it girls alike. The point is capes are in for fall, and I’m dedicating this post to those who I’m calling the Caped Crusaders. I’m hoping to shake the image of Little Red Riding Hood out of your minds, for falls days when the weather doesn’t exactly call for a coat. Continue reading “Caped Crusaders”

TBT: Miroslava Duma’s Gold & White Ensemble

TBT: Miroslava Duma’s Gold & White Ensemble

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The afternoon light warms her features; highlighting the gold on the Burberry Prorsum skirt she chose to pair with a white kimono, and matching peep toe heels. This Throw Back Thursday post is all about Miroslava Duma’s look for 2013’s London Fashion Week. Nothing says LFW like Burberry, and I must admit there are times when I forget that Burberry makes clothing, like the gold skirt and peep toe heels featured here, yes it’s not only tartan trench coats for Burberry.

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What Would It Be Like To Be A Russian it Girl ?

What Would It Be Like To Be A Russian it Girl ?

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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?’ Continue reading “What Would It Be Like To Be A Russian it Girl ?”

Casual Sunday: Miroslava Duma & The Maxi

Casual Sunday: Miroslava Duma & The Maxi

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I’m not a big fan of maxi dresses, which I’m sure is making you wonder why this Casual Sunday post is about the long dress style( I don’t own any- yet so maybe that’s why :P). I do however love it as an option for hot summer days when you’re bloated, or don’t feel like showing off your legs. Or yes— if you just want a more feminine style with added length. But I really love this style for expectant mommies to be. When Miroslava Duma was pregnant with her son George she wore a lot of cute outfits, but she also wore quite a few maxi dresses.

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Casual Sunday Inspiration: Miroslava Duma Gets Nautical

Casual Sunday Inspiration: Miroslava Duma Gets Nautical

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.

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TBT: Miroslava Duma Forever Timeless In Jason Wu

TBT: Miroslava Duma Forever Timeless In Jason Wu

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Privet matryoshka’s, For this Throwback Thursday post, Miroslava Duma is the muse! One of the most memorable images of Miroslava Duma are of her wearing the famed Jason Wu dress in chartreuse (what a colour confection) from the SS 2012 collection. If you’re wondering who was the one responsible for capturing these images, well look no further, that person is unsurprisingly the one and only Tommy Ton. Ton is often accredited for capturing memorable images of the Russian Fashion Pack, think way back to  Ulyana Sergeenko’s mask And gilded mirror pic. This photo put Ulyana on the style radar.  Continue reading “TBT: Miroslava Duma Forever Timeless In Jason Wu”