March 01, 2014

Maslenitsa: The Pancake Week the Russian way


 
Get ready for the Pancake Week, or what the Russians call - Maslenitsa. You'll be surprised how many countries have spring greeting holidays and traditions. Those Swedish semla and Lithuanian spurgos look pretty good to me, but nothing beats the good old Russian crepes with sour cream and red caviar. Click here to read more.

February 19, 2014

To see or not to see Tbilisi, I Love You? I say - definitely YES!






New film sequence Tbilisi, I Love You to beloved Cities of Love films: Paris, Je t'aime and New York, I Love You premiers in Georgia February 20, 2014. Click on the link to read my review and to see why I, along with the respected film publications like Variety, think that this film is as good - if not better - as the first film and, definitely, much better than the other sequences: Tbilisi, I Love You: Georgia does its own take on Cities of Love film sequence

October 27, 2013

NAIMA: A Buenos Aires brand you should know

The new addition to my bag collection - a leather tote bag from an Argentinian brand, NAIMA. Let's just say, it is as gorgeous as it looks and it is as roomy as it looks!

October 14, 2013

A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk

Marlene Dietrich's tuxedo in "Morocco" has caused quite a stir in Hollywood and across the art community, as one of the first women in film and in real life to prefer trousers to the conventional women style of skirts and dresses. Dietrich's tuxedo later inspired Yves Saint Lauren to design his Le Smoking collection.
The current exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York "A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk" explores the LGBTQ community contribution to fashion from the 18th-century England to the present-day America. It is the first museum exhibition to explore in depth the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ individuals over the past 300 years. 

Long before the macho street style of Castro district in San Francisco came about, there were Molly and Garçonne gay fashion styles that were the first fashion trends among the members of the 18th and 19th Century of LGBTQ community.

Click here to read more about this fascinating exhibition.

September 22, 2013

The Weirdest Moments of the NY Fashion Week 2013


Fashion Weeks in New York City is the time, when the city changes...

It becomes more fashionable. It becomes more aware of what's hot and what's not. It becomes more busy. It becomes celebrity-packed. It becomes competitive, when it comes to getting into the hottest restaurants of the city: everyone wants to be there...

But, when it comes to me, I love the moments of the fashion weeks that really stand out: like the strangest invitations the designers sent to the press and celebrities, the strangest looks on the runaway, the awkward moments in the crowd of attendees, the interior design of the shows that no one has done before, and...the outfits on and off the runaway. That's my favorite. I devour in it. 

So, here are a few things that I found...not ordinary during the New York fashion week 2013:

September 21, 2013

Don't Cry For Me, Argentina!

In El Caminito district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Click here to check out a very personal recollection of my trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina last January. It's a very detailed guide into everything you should know about the city before your trip from a very local perspective: from where to have the best Argentinian steak, pastries, and coffee to how to tango, shop, entertain and spend week days and weekends like a local.

More of my travels here.

From Rome With Love: Kinky about Kiko

The KIKO nail polish is back! 

A few years ago I went to Milan, where I've discovered the "Sephora sister" - KIKO beauty store. KIKO for the Italians is like Sephora for the Americans, only on a smaller scale and only it favors the local brands more than the international, which works pretty fine with me as I always prefer to buy a local brand, when traveling, to bring back home as a reminder of the fashion style of the country I've visited...


So, what nail polish Italian Fashionistas favor this season? I found out...

September 19, 2013

Amalfi Coast: Positano Street Fashion Style


Coming back from a great trip to the South of Italy back to the reality of always busy and crazy New York City is never easy, especially with the jet-leg that keeps on 'waking me up' before East Coast sunrise...But I shouldn't be complaining after a three week long trip to Europe, which allowed me to once again fall in love with the Italian culture.

Of course, Milan is the heart of the fashion in Italy, but other parts of the country also offer some very specific takes on the local street fashion. Take for example, Positano...