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A Brief History of the Sarafan

A Brief History of the Sarafan

The word “sarafan” might not be familiar to many, but most people easily recall how a traditional Russian costume might look. The sarafan is, in fact, built around the concept of a long, trapeze-shaped dress that, over the centuries, went under the names of “feryaz”, “klinnik” and, finally, “sarafan”. The word itself takes its origin from the Persian language, but the clothing came to Russia from Europe back in the 13th century and survived well until the 20th century, before various changes led to their decline.

Initially worn by men, the sarafan was modified through the centuries and gradually became a wardrobe staple for women of various social backgrounds across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Trend To Wear Now: Grunge

Fall Trend To Wear Now: Grunge

If you kept that now-vintage Nirvana concert tee from back in the day, we’re talking circa the 1990’s, bring it out! Is it tattered and torn decades later? All the better!

Fashions come and go; yet somehow they manage to repeat themselves. This year we are going back to the ’90′s with a full-fledged grunge redemption. Casual, and somewhat haphazard, grunge is fairly easy to pull off. The look is pared down and raw – a down-to-earth form of punk. It does not put on a spectacle; rather it is blasé in an “I don’t care” kind of way.

Picture credit: Vogue Russia July 2013 editorial styled by Olga Dunina

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Bohemique Demi Couture Capsule Collection

Bohemique Demi Couture Capsule Collection

Bohemique strikes again with their stunning capsule collection of 15 sweatshirts. The enigmatic designer duo continues tapping into their beloved Hollywood glamour – sexy and sophisticated yet modern and comfortable. Just when we thought printed sweatshirts are the epitome of luxury, here come these hand-embroidered demi couture pieces! Would you wear an embellished sweatshirt to a big event?

The brand’s ambassador and muse, actress Anna Chipovskaya, stars in a mini-lookbook photographed by Tony Stark. Read the rest of this entry »



Menswear: The Best Looks From Spring/Summer 2013 Collections

Menswear: The Best Looks From Spring/Summer 2013 Collections

Every season needs a jacket. This asymmetric topper by Pirosmani in a sporty grey is the perfect transitional piece. Wear during travel, for the ultimate in stylish layering while jet setting. It pairs well back to a cropped pant, to keep the proportions of your outfit on par for Spring.

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Ruban Fall 2013

Ruban Fall 2013

Founded by former stylists Julia and Alisa Ruban, RUBAN delivers a cast of whitehot, haute fashion. The sisters make a compelling case for white being chic all year round. Take a cue from the posh peplums and fabulous furs adorning these pieces: this look is a major do!

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