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Igor Iden „dust it off“

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DUST IT OFF

Photographer Igor Iden @idenph_official
Stylist Anastasia Krasnoschekova @zanyato.nax
Make-up & Hair Elena Smirnova @coooopp
Model Ida Evdokimova @iamidaevdokimova signed at Gemini Models @geminimodelsmoscow

dress Zara

dress OA @oa.clth,
gloves Katerina Myachina @katerinamyachinaofficial, pearl necklace vintage

coat Capsule.21 @capsule.21
body Zara, tights vintage

dress Zara
coat Capsule.21 @capsule.21, shoes Zara

dress Zara
body & shoes Zara, tights vintage

dress OA @oa.clth
gloves Katerina Myachina @katerinamyachinaofficial, pearl necklace vintage

Under the linen veils of summer

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Under the linen veils of summer

As the long awaited summer is proudly in full swing, let’s talk about the fabrics which associate most with this fabulous season of hot days, cool nights and crazy parties. Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome linen – a wonder fiber that gives us some of the coolest, most comfortable clothing a person can wear!

Not a tear in sight
One of the most coveted properties of linen garments is their incredible strength and resiliency. Flax fibers are up to three times stronger than cotton and have the rare distinction of being stronger wet than when dry. What this amounts to is a garment that won’t stretch and will last for years. Quality linen bed sheets and table clothes are often passed down through generations, because linen shows little wear, other than a smoothing over time. Therefore, we can wear our linen without fear of damaging the cloth while being as active as we like.

Cool like a summer breeze
As a summer garment, a linen shirt cannot be beat, largely due to the wonderful cooling properties of the fiber. Linen is both quick to absorb moisture and to expel it. Therefore, as you wear it, it will actually wick sweat from your skin, keeping you feeling dry and cool. It is also a very light fabric, which won’t bog you down on hot, muggy days. However, sweat can damage the fibers over time, so don’t wear your linen during a fitness workout!

Crispy clean
Another glorious aspect of linen is its ability to repel dirt. For anyone who likes to get outside in summer, a self-cleaning shirt (in essence) is a godsend. Linen can also be dry cleaned or machine washed. It will not create lint and it is also resistant to moths. If you’re looking for a very low maintenance outfit, flax slacks and shirts are just perfect.

What about the wrinkles?
Now, before you start proclaiming linen as an infallible fiber, it should be noted that linen clothing has the tendency to wrinkle… a lot. To make matters worse, ironing it can be difficult because it requires a very high heat and water to create steam.

Still, a few wrinkles aren’t the end of the world. It merely means you shouldn’t overwear your linen pants and make sure to hang your shirts instead of folding them (which will actually break down the fabric). Wearing linen can make a person look very crisp and clean, but if your pants or shirt have more lines than a road map, you’ll just look lazy and unkempt.

Glamour fresh
Linen clothing is available in any color, as the fabric takes well to dyes, but it traditionally comes in brighter, light colors. White, beige, tan and grey linen are most common and make for perfect summer wear.

Though you may be tempted to wear a full linen body suit, it is best to ration out your use of the fibre. A linen top with shorts or jeans is very smooth and if you’re lounging on a dock at the cottage, a loose pair of white linen pants can make for a decent look. The main goal when wearing linen is to look relaxed and comfortable, as if you’ve just walked off your yacht and have the entire day stretched out in front of you.

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Iona Chavela „pandemic romance“

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PANDEMIC ROMANCE

Photography – Iona Chavela @ionachavela
Styling – Willy Disney @willydisney
MUA – Chassey Julian @chasseyjulian
Hairstylist – Deviana Iwan @devianaiwan
Wardrobe – Antonius Adrio @antonius.adrio, BASS @par_bass, Stylist’s own
Bag – Comme de Garcon @commedesgarcon
Claws and headpiece accessories – Jizeeru @jizeeru_sozo
Shoes – Jenny Fax Official @jennyfax.official
Models – Jemima @jemimahraphael and Widi @widi.diyanto from IVY @i_vymodels

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

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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