Wednesday, December 28, 2011


What would you wear if labels didn't have brand names on them? 

Monday, December 26, 2011

On teddies

My friend gave me the cutest pendant for my birthday. I wore it to work today with loads of other stuff hanging from my neck. Excessive jewelry is my latest obsession, and I already know what is going to be on my post New Year's shopping list. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sparkles, sparkles everywhere

These uggs seem to follow me everywhere I go. It feels like half of my institute has bought these in different colours. Oh well, can you blame them? These babies are taking over the city!

Here's my friends Veronica (who, by the way, fell for a lovely pair in silver, too) and I posin'. We had such a great laugh today making these photographs. 

Oh, and it's kind of snowing in Kyiv. It looked like the weather is trying to trick us into thinking it's spring for the whole of December. Give us Christmas and snow!   

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My dream as reality. Bjorg

I accidentally came across the Bjorg 2012 lookbook featuring the brand's Odyssey collection. I have never taken interest in this Norwegian jewellery-maker before, but now I'll be definitely looking for displays of their collections. 

The mythical motifs and great photography made me crave half of the online store. I wonder what you think of them, my dear readers. Is it just me or do we all need some dreamy and surreal jewellery in our urban wardrobes?

Monday, December 12, 2011

On warm headgear

I notice that I'm becoming addicted to Benetton knitwear and underwear. Practically every shopping trip ends up with a sweater or a headband from the brand, just like this one.

Not only this, but knitwear starts being the focal point of my wardrobe when the temperature drops below +5 degrees Celsius. It's that mood: all you want in December is a fireplace and candy from Santa. 

PS Photos are also featured on the blog of the company I work in: ARGO Notebook.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On couples

Fashion and love are the sexiest combination. Feelings are so often outshined by things more material. Yet, there is nothing more stylish than chemistry. 

I like the fact that the idea of couples is exploited in a smart way in fashion today. Just think of the November 2011 issue of Vogue Russia featuring Adam Levine and his girlfriend Anne V. And, oh, the genii at the Kooples are a great example here, too. You get the idea.

When I saw this Details Magazine editorial (December issue) featuring a model couple Aline Nakashima and Ryan Burns on, I fell in love with the photographs.

I really don't think I have seen anything sweeter in a long time.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Sweet Xmas preparations

The family of my friend Veronica (you remember her, right?) hosts a Charity Christmas Fair every year. This year it took place in November (last week) - slightly earlier than before, but not less fun it was. I helped as a volunteer, that explains the photo by the "Information" sign. =D

It was a beautiful chilly day, and we cosied up in our sweaters, uggs and things of wool. The mulled wine kept us warm though.

Note: the beautiful headpice - not mine. It was unceremoniously borrowed from Veronica

And a couple of fashion notes...

A saw snakeskin in abundance, which created a fierce and nteresting outfit.

And this beautiful fur bag caught my eye. Ah, the colour!

What I like about it is that it always sets the mood. When you see so many decorated trees, gifts and chocolates, the festive mood kicks in right away. And there was an afterparty. Yet again, that's a whole different story.  

Veronica, thanks for inviting me! x