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Ksenia Gavrilova „expressionism“

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EXPRESSIONISM

Photographer & artist- Ksenia Gavrilova @gavrilovaksu
Stylist – Iris Laricheva @iris_laricheva
Make-up artist – Inga Cigler @ingasouris__mua
Models – 1313 agency @1313agency (Maya @poetessla, Nikita @cher.nikerss)

suit – Elena Burenina @elenaburenina
red pants – stylist’s own

suit – Elena Burenina @elenaburenina
green dress – Elena Burenina @elenaburenina

suit – Elena Burenina @elenaburenina;  green dress – Elena Burenina @elenaburenina
blue dress – Malva Florea @malvaflorea

suit – Elena Burenina @elenaburenina;  blue dress – Malva Florea @malvaflorea
red pantsstylist’s own

Vintage style: to dress up and not to mess up

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Vintage style: to dress up and not to mess up

In common fashion slang we name vintage clothing the one that was created around or prior to 1960s. All those glorious jazz epoch gowns, impeccable couture of art deco costumes and the subtle elegance of post-WWII basics… we just cannot resist the temptation of bringing a bit of that good old flare to our everyday life. However, combining vintage clothes and accessories with pieces of modern wardrobe might be tricky, as there’s always a risk of being overdressed. Here’s what we would suggest.

Start your love affair with bygone time by choosing simple vintage clothing “builders”. These pieces will serve as basics in your wardrobe which you will use again and again (especially, regarding quite high prices). Great vintage clothing to try includes denim jackets, leather vests and various accessories; don’t forget about vintage boots and shoes, as well.

A vintage motorcycle jacket is one piece that just gets better with age; there’s nothing quite like aged leather. The price range for vintage leather is somehow high, but it’s a timeless investment – you can wear it for decades. Leather jackets from the 1950s are in high demand and are very popular, but as they are collector’s items, try for more affordable retro style from the ‘60s and some from the ‘80s for a similar silhouette.

Another fantastic retro style clothing piece to buy is denim. From denim jackets and denim western- style shirts to jeans of every distinctive decade’s shape, you’ll always win. Denim lasts a long time, so if you pick up a good quality piece and care for it well, it’ll be one of the smartest choices you can make. Several vintage pieces by Levi’s, Ely or Wrangler will get you a fortune.

Shoes are another great retro buy. You may want to take a pair of hand-tooled Western style boots, for example: the filigree, cut-out styles are superior. If the boots have already been broken-in, you’ll have a comfortable pair with a unique look. For trainers, try ‘70s bright colors and fun designs, like vintage Adidas.

Every look can be perfectly accented with a few old-style accessories. A pair of vintage sunglasses will win the show even for a classic look, while a scarf or a shawl of 1960s adds to your style that slight and sweet nostalgic note.

As with any shopping spree, you need to be careful when you’re shopping for vintage-style clothes. Make sure that the retro style item you’ve purchased doesn’t lack taste and class and is of a good quality. Also, be careful about the pieces you wear together – don’t pile on too many items at once: they’ll lose their impact and make you look carnival.

And one last thing to keep in mind is that you’ve got to feel good. Enjoy the compliments your new pieces bring you, and don’t forget to experiment with different looks. Vintage and retro style clothing can require a touch of confidence. You need to pull off your style with knowledge, flair and self-esteem.

Good vintage hunting to you all!

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Not just a simple T-shirt

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Not just a simple T-shirt

If we had to name a garment that could be found in literally any wardrobe, a T-shirt would probably be a number one candidate. And it comes as no surprise: it is so versatile that it can be worn by anyone across the globe regardless of their age, gender, or identity.

This was not, however, the initial purpose of a T-shirt. First created as a part of military uniform that was light, breathable and easy to dry, it was quickly adopted by soldiers. Throughout the 20th century it has gradually grown into something much bigger than what was initially intended.

Just after the World War II T-shirts started migrating to the closets of civilians which is often linked to the return of the soldiers home. Hollywood actors, specifically Marlon Brando, played not the last role in popularising this T-shaped garment by wearing it in some of his films. Back then it was seen as a sign of a rebellious spirit as it was still seen as more of an underwear garment. However, let’s face it, T-shirts can be quite rebellious even in modern days.

A T-shirt has soon become not only a fashionable piece, but also an instrument. Availability and simplicity made it a perfect tool to demonstrate political views, drive social change, show affiliation with a certain social group or music band, and express yourself. This is why T-shirts were used so much during the protests of the 60s.

Fast forward to 2020s. T-shirts have a permanent spot in literally every closet globally. They have evolved, of course, and these days it is possible to find any variations: plain and basic as well as transformed and out there. T-shirts are widely used to make a statement, whether it comes to slogans, forms, or style, by both designers as well as wearers.

The already mentioned versatility here is the key. It is so easy to create a complex layered look with a T-shirt, while it is equally possible style it on its own, for instance, transforming an oversized version into a centre piece. Soft T-shirts can help to keep your cool and look relaxed, while their structured relatives with shoulder pads will shape the silhouette. And it can always speak your mind on your behalf. With a a slogan, of course.

T-shirt street style

T-shirt with shoulder pads

T-shirt street style

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Anton Pronin „Scarlet“

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SCARLET

Photographer: Anton Pronin @igorevich.ph
Wardrobe Stylist: Zulfira  Mansapova @mansapova_zu
Makeup Artist: Mansapova Zulfira @makeup_mansapova
Model: Ulia Hohlova @ulia.kho

Scarf: Vintage; Glasses: Keddo
Top: Passion lingerie; Jacket: Bershka

Swimsuit: Passion lingerie; Glasses: Keddo;
Earrings: Mango; Scarf: Vintage

Swimsuit: Passion lingerie; Glasses: Keddo; Earrings: Mango
Scarf: Vintage; Earrings: Mango; Dress: Zara; Shirt: Zara; Boots: Dr. Martens

Beret: Vintage; Shirt: Zara; Corset: Passion lingerie; Earrings: Mango
Berert: Vintage; Earrings: Mango; Shirt: Zara; Pants: Zara; Scarf: Vintage

Lyubov Lukashenko „Bloomy Girl“

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BLOOMY GIRL

Photo: Lyubov Lukashenko @lukashenko_l
Make-up & hair: Anastasiia Tymoshchuk @tymoti_beauty
Style: Alona Nikonova @alonanikonova
Model: Mariya Kramarenko @mariya_kramarenko
Model agency: Modelwerk @modelwerk

Dress ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Shoes Robert Clergerie.
Top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Pants Keep Style; Shoes Jonak.

Jacket, shorts and top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Shoes Jimmy Choo
Top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Pants Keep Style; Shoes Jonak.

Jacket ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Jeans Levi’s; Shoes Mango.

Top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Pants Keep Style; Shoes Jonak.
Jacket ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Jeans Levi’s; Shoes Mango.

Dress ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location);
Shoes Robert Clergerie.

Dress ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Shoes Robert Clergerie.
Jacket ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Jeans Levi’s; Shoes Mango.

Jacket ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Jeans Levi’s; Shoes Mango.
Top ‘NoName location’ (@noname_location); Pants Keep Style; Shoes Jonak.

Sophie van Hasselt „into the woods“

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INTO THE WOODS

Photographer: Sophie van Hasselt @sophievanhasselt
Stylist: Valerie Schroots @valeriecaroline_s
MUAH: Norien Voskuilen @norienvoskuilen

Dress – Scotch & Soda; Belt – ‘Bij ons’ Vintage; Scarf – Fiorucci vintage
Necklace – No Brand; Yellow top – Scotch & Soda

Hat – Vintage, Mevius Amsterdam; Green Sleeves – Old fishermen pants; Corset – Vintage, KiloShop
Sheer top – No brand; Blouse – No brand; Skirt – ‘Bij ons’ vintage; Sandals – No brand;
Blouse – Scotch & Soda; Skirt – Vanilia;

Top – Scotch & Soda; Necklace – Vintage, Mevius Amsterdam
Dress – Scotch & soda; Belt – ‘Bij ons’ Vintage; Scarf – Fiorucci vintage; Boots – Vintage, KiloShop

South Korea got talent: complex simplicity in Daily Mirror clothing line

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South Korea got talent: complex simplicity in Daily Mirror clothing line

It is no secret that Asia has contributed a lot to the world of fashion. With its rich cultural heritage, yet at times rebellious spirit, it brought us the most courageous and innovative designers who challenged the norm while pushing the boundaries of the shape, form, and texture.

South Korean brand Daily Mirror is exactly that: minimalist in color, yet bold and experimental in its designs. Seoul based designer Kim Ju Han founded the brand in 2014 took the “slow and steady wins the race” approach. From Day 1 the mission of Daily Mirror was not to get 15 minutes of fame by creating something viral, but rather building a long-lasting story that would resonate with people and would be there to stay.

Minimalist at a first glance, but very intricate and complex after a thorough inspection, Daily Mirror designs make you want to look at them. And keep looking. And look deeper into them, opening something new every time.

The latest collection of the brand keeps to this multi-faceted minimalism story. The name of the collection “Hide and seek” reflects that very relatable idea, as we all have something to hide and we all are seeking something. The models are hiding behind the hoods, layers, and oversized clothing, yet they are seeking attention with a punch of red or an innovative cut.

The collection features a very limited and primarily achromatic color scheme of black, grey, and white, with a few accents of beige and red. It is probably the colors of the night lights of Seoul that provide the main source of inspiration to Kim Ju Han, as he mentioned in one of his interviews.

One of the silhouettes that really catches the eye is the blazer. It is a statement piece. It is bold and oversized. It is there in several variations: in its pure form, as a part of a power suit, as well as deconstructed and reinvented.

The deconstructed forms of the blazer deserve being mentioned separately, as rethinking the staple items like that is an art. The art of attention to detail and precision in the cuts, folds and layering that makes Daily Mirror designs really stand out and lights up the desire to see more.

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