Monday, June 30, 2008


Recently, I've really started to love the way the Olsen's dress. I will probably have more posts about them later. Anyways I was just looking through Mary-Kate's new photos and I found these!
^ These are from the screening of her new movie - "Wackness". I totally love what she is wearing. It's simple and casual yet so sophisticated! I'm not sure if it's a dress or a jumsuit but it's very pretty! Oh, and the belt is a nice touch!
These are some more recent pictures. She has such cute dresses. That colorful dress looks so vintage. It looks like one of those dresses that looks no-so-good on a hanger but once its put on, it's beautiful! And I also, really like the dress she is wearing on the right.

Dark Romance.

This is a photoshoot from the June '08 Elle Magazine. When I saw this, it was like love at first sight. It's so gorgeous and mysterious. The dresses and the whole setting of the shoot is beautiful!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The closing ceremony of MFF

Yesterday I watched the closing ceremony of the Moscow's 30th International Film Festival. They showed it on the russian channel. I love how Russian ceremonys are always so sophisticated and intellegent. To be honest, I enjoy it more than the American Red Carpet. Anyways, it was very interesting to watch. They had like at least four translators: in english, french, italian, and I think even arabic. The only thing that bugged me was that the english translator wasn't very good, she kept messing up and translating words and phrases wrong. But overall, everything was amazing :) Here are pictures from the "red carpet" and the after party!

from left to right: Lubov Tolkalina, Gosha Kucenko, Egor Mihalkov, Irina Skrinichenko; Kucenko(very nice suit, he always looks so polished) and Skrinichenko (I'm not sure about her dress, I like it and I dont like it)
from left to right: Konstantin Krjukov (so dashing!); Evelina Khromchenko (wow...not many people can pull off the jumpsuit but I love it on her!)from left to right: Nadezda Mihalkova; N/A (Both the dresses are gorgeous)from left to right: N/A ( Very nice sexy dress, animal prints are really in this season); Fedor Bondarchuk and his wife
from left to right: Marija Mironova; Elena Zaharova (the dress is very cute and I love the bright purse, a very nice touch of color)


Some photos from the after party:

from left to right: Dmitriy Dibrov and some lady (for some reason, I love her leggings and her jacket!); Elena Zaharova

Friday, June 27, 2008

More menswear!

I love Jean Paul Gaultier! He's a very talented designer. "Master tailor, master craftsman, master provocateur" and also, a master of contrast. He is really good at contrasting colors together :) In his men collection for Spring 09, you can really see how brilliant he is! The collection is mostly in neutral colors but the way they are combined together is just amazing! I didn't like everything but there were a couple of interesting pieces that caught my eye. (For example, that brown leather jacket, the black and the white suit!)


How Amusing :D

Oh wow, I gotta admit, I enjoy looking through the men's collections. It's so interesting to see the things designers come up with that make men look like women. Seriously-- LACE, LEGGINGS and HOT PINK!?


Okay, and now about women's fashion. I don't get why there are women on the runway at a Menswear Fashion Week?! For example, here are models at Roberto Cavalli show! I love his dresses, I love Italian fashion! It's so chic and sexy! And here's some more models at Alexander McQueen Mens Fashion Show! I gotta say, that swimsuit looks much better on her than the guy (I posted a picture of him in my last post!)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Menswear Milan Spring 2009

I never really understood Men's high fashion. To be honest, I actually find it quite amusing. Men fashion is very limited and much narrower than women's. But I think there is nothing wrong with that. All a man really needs is a good pair of shoes, pants, a shirt and a well-tailored suit. Well, at least in my opinion, because otherwise a man just ends up looking like he's not sure about his sexual orientation.

While looking through pictures of the Milan Men's Fashion Shows Spring 2009, I was in between two emotions: amusement and amazement. In almost every collection, I saw at least one piece that I loved. But then again, I also saw many that were just bizaree which no self-respecting man would ever wear. I understand that it's not supposed to be worn in reality, it's all about being creative and stuff but I think that sometimes designers go over board with their designs for men. Here are some things that, well in my opinion, go into that category of "over board":
Haha, I'm sorry, I just have to comment on these three. They gave me a big laugh. The first one- are you serious? Is that supposed to be a swimsuit? or what? and the shoes are just so wrong. The second one's top really looks like it was designed for women. Shiny feathers/sequences are not ment to be worn by men! And dont even get me started about the third, is that supposed to be a dress?! Hahahaa :D That is all I have to say!

Okay, now that I am done laughing, I can talk about the pieces that amazed me :) I really loved some pieces from the Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, DSquared, Salvatore Ferragamo and Armani collections. Plus, their male models actually looked like men and by that I mean that they didn't look like skinny girls with bunch of make-up. They were tanned and buffed! Here are photos of the ones that I really liked:
These four are my favorite! I really love them. They look very put together and the lines are neat and clean. It's very simple just like it should be :)
This to me is men fashion.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oh, men <3

For some reason, today I dont feel like writing too much, even though I have so many ideas floating in my head :)) I just can't seem to concentrate, so instead of writing, I want to post about the latest new ads for men fragrences. I looove the smell of men perfumes!

1. Giorgio Armani Diamonds for Men. Yes, my wish has came true! Josh Hartnett is the new face of the fragrance! I think he is perfect for it :D

2. Givenchy featuring Justing Timberlake! He looks good ;)

I find it a little strange how they are both black and white. Though I do think they look amazing!

The "It" shoe.

I think it's no news for anyone now that the Gladiator shoes are a big trend this season!? They are everywhere, they come in many different forms and styles - short, long, high-heels, colorful, laced-up, metallic, sandals, flats, you name it!

Right now, I'm in love with gladiators but when I first saw them a couple of years ago, I wasnt very fond of them, I thought they were weird-looking but now, I cant wait to get a pair! They are amazingly comfortable and perfect for hot summers :)

"According to the Telegraph, in their 26 April 2008 article, today’s gladiator was pioneered by British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (CBE) in 1996. Celebrities such as Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, Lucy Lui and Rachel Weiss have all been spotted wearing a pair of gladiators."

Monday, June 23, 2008

30th Moscow Film Festival

I decided that I'm going to add a little more foreign touch to this blog by posting more posts about the fashion in Russia and include russian celebs! So, lets start my first post with the 30th Annual Moscow International Film Festival. The opening ceremony took place on the 19th of June. The Festival will be held until the 28th. So for now, Moscow is the new Cannes ;) Here are some pics from the "Red Carpet" that I loved, everyone was dressed so well!

From left to right: Evelina Khromchenko(Lanvin dress for sure, I love it, love her!), Viktorija Lopqlova (the dress is very beautiful, i love the color fading, and that clutch goes really well with it :)

From left to right: Svetlana and Fedor Bondarchuk. I'm not found of her dress, but I love his suite. Andrey Kuzeshov and Viktoria (Love her dress!)

From left top right: ?? (but I love her outfit), ?? (but the dress is very stunning!)

From left to right: Svetlana Horkina and Alika Smehova (I love love that gray skirt or dress, the little knot makes it look very unique!), Ivan Nikolaev and Oksana Lavrenteeeva (I wish I had a man who dresses like he does and I love her whole outfit, the combination of green and orange looks great together)

Oh yes, Will Smith and Sharon Theron were there! :D (No comment, I love everything about these two)

The ceremony!

Saturday, June 21, 2008


I finally decided to get on this thing again...I havent blogged for a while now, since around January when I finished my fashion blog project for school. This will be the continuation of that blog and I will keep on doing what I was doing before :) Which is writing about fashion and everything related to it! Lately, I've been browsing through many different fashion & style blogs and sorta got an urge to blog as well! :)

This summer I'm not doing much expect work, I'm an intern at this one cute little boutique called Garnish :) Since all of my friends are going to their home countries for the summer and I am the only who unfortunatly is staying in the States, I will come here quite frequently ;)

Much love,
Lera L