Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Happy Christmas everyone!

    Guys, I wish you a merriest Christmas ever and a happiest New Year!

   Hope you all are having a great festive days. As for me, I just got an Advent Calendar (i’m not kidding! God, I’m so late...) and gonna eat it all at one sit for you with my Gentledog. We don’t actually celebrate Christmas in Russia (we are Christians), so it kind of combined with New Year. We have Santa, gifts, tree and other Christmas attributes at New Year’s night. Can’t wait! ;)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

My jewelry collection part 1: the rings & earrings

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen!

     As my long awaited post  I’ve decided to show you a requested for a long time  jewelry collection. For those of you who’ve been reading me for a while, it’s not a secret that I’m absolutely obsessed with jewelry. For a quick introducton I should say that I actually prefer chunky stones and you won’t find here a lot of trendy spiked jewelry, neon plastic necklaces or something, it’s just not my cup of tea. Despite the most part of my babies are from my russian shop Rosa Banana, I’m not that brand loyal with them as I am with the clothing, so I have vintage pieces from my Grandma, quite expensive gifts from my parents, H&M stuff and so on and so forth. Just from everywhere. So...may I have a honor to invite you to dig in my jewelry box?
  1. Rings. 
     I’ll start with rings because they’re my favorite jewelry items ever and I actually feel naked without at least one of them. My bestie often calls me old gypsie woman ‘cause I can go out with a ring on my every finger.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Monthly favorites: November 2012

Hey hey hey, guess who is back?)

     Firstly, I apologize for my absence. I was extremely busy with my work all month (and I’ll tell you some huge exciting news very soon!) and then I had some kind of problem with our platform (it felt like Blogger just ignored my IP or something). But everything is ok now and Banana is back on blogging track, ready to tell you what I’ve been wearing, watching and eating this month. So grab yourself a mug of tea and expand this long post.

Friday, 16 November 2012

The straitjacket dress

     Yes, guys, you’ve read the title right, today’ll show you how to style a straitjacket. Who knows maybe you’ve just run away from a mental hospital and want to look stylish? Ok, I’m done) Anyway, I got this quilted dress from Klod, young local brand, and it was my very first purchase from them ‘cause I’ve never liked their designs and a name, but fell in love with this bad boy, which remains me of the straitjacket and Margiela designs (did you notice the lenght of the sentense? haha). You know, there’s a thing about me: I just have to own all those weird stuff. I feel like they suit me well and show my personality better (oh yes, let’s show your inner crazyness, wearing a straitjacket). Back to topic, this dress is actually very nice - warm, cozy, great for days when I’m get a bit tired of my overdone outfits and want a little minimalism.

Dress: Klod (young local brand)
Coat, platforms: Zara (new collection)
Bag: Barbara Boner
Necklace: Dad’s gift, so probably something grown-up and pompous
Lipstick: Hang Up by MAC
Nailpolish: We’ll always have Paris by OPI

And a traditional couple of bloopers for those of you who love my Gentledog:

COMING NEXT: The oyster coat, more weird thing. Interested? Follow!

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Monday, 12 November 2012

Don’t let the flowers go

Hey guys, how are you?

    It’s almost winter, and I’m wearing floral print shorts! Yes, I’m going into an opposite direction, ‘cause I used to wear only black and grey during the cool months, and now I’m happy with my brights and prints. I can’t actually even think about black and grey these days. BANANA VOTES FOR A COLORFUL WINTER!

   Florals are my favorite print, and if you love flowers as much as I do, you would like to know how to incorporate your floral summer pieces into the fall-winter wardrobe. My main tips (oh look now I’m teaching you how to dress, how pompous...) are: 1) wear florals on the dark background, such as these shorts from CUTE last summer collection. The black background gives a winter vibe to them; 2) try to fing a floral pieces, which have darker or just more fall-ish/wintery shades on them (berries, jewels, grey, brown...). For example, mine have a quite bright turquoise flowers on them, but there’re a lot more of the mustаrdy leaves and the greyish peonies; 3) combine that print with a knits, leather, tweed or -again - just with a fall/winter colors. 

   I’ve tried to mix all my tips into the one outfit, hope you’ll find it helpful! By the way, the background of these pictures somehow remained me of the Harry Potter series...

Jumper, shorts: CUTE (young local designer brand; the jumper is from new collection)
Leather jacket: Neohit
Boots: Carlo Pazolini
Bag: Barbara Boner
Necklace: H&M
Lipstick: Hang Up by MAC
Nailpolish: We’ll always have Paris by Orly 

Have a great life! 

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Monday, 5 November 2012

Monthly favorites: October 2012

Hey guys!

   Hope you all had incredible October and mysterious Halloween! As for me, this month wasn’t fantabulous at all. It has been rainy and grey outside, and so has been inside of me. I had a kind of autumnal depression, all I wanted were a blanket and a big mug of tea, so I don’t have lots of super-exciting things to show you. Anyway, as another month has pass, you’ll see what I’d been wearing, reading and watching that time. 


Friday, 2 November 2012

Sunday Up Market haul

Hey guys!

   I have a haul for today’s post, a haul of things I've bought this weekend on Sunday Up Market. If you don’t know what SUM is (what you might likely don’t ‘cause it’s a local thing), it’s basically a big indoor music and shopping festival where you can buy clothes and accessories by a local designers, listen to the local bands and DJ’s music, eat a lot of sweets and even attend some master classes about fashion, photography, graphic design, advertising and so on. By the way, I was also working there with my little jewelry shop Rosa Banana.

   Well, here they are, my new babies. Firstly I went to CUTE corner. You’ve probably already tired to hear about how awesome CUTE is, but I’m going to carry on, ‘cause it’s my favorite designer brand and if you don’t like their stuff I don’t like you, you’re weird (haha just kidding, of course). Anyway, my first purchase is this cozy and slightly slouchy mustardy jumper from their new collection. I used to dislike mustardy shades, but surprisingly I fell in love with this little thing, it is perfect for fall and look great with my hair color. The material is adorable: it’s not knitted, but it feels very textural, soft and warm. The jumper came with a three pretty brooches, their logotypes, but I took them off, ‘cause  brooches in general are not my cup of tea.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

CUTE fall campaign

Hey, my dearest readers!

   Banana is back on blogging track. I’m not shameless enough to make up some excuses  for my absence in here so I'll just say that I was a bit ill and needed a break from my online life, being a naughty lazy lady. But it’s all over, guys, and I’m with you, full of life and ready to write. A lot of posts are coming soon, such as October favorites, a very exciting haul and a few interesting outfits!

   Anyway, my disgusting behavior and your great expectations aside, today I want to share with you this incredible mysterious campaign I fell in love with as I’m in love with all CUTE designs. CUTE is my absolutely favorite local designer brand by three  charming girls, Marina, Uliana and Alexandra, who have amazing taste and miraculous hands (their clothing quality is wonderful, I mean). You can see their  clothing artworks in almost every single outfit in here and I think, you’ll see the designers themselves very soon ‘cause I’m planning to do an interview (wll it be interesting for you?).  

So...hope you’ll enjoy!

P.S. By the way, this is a dude. Dima, sorry, I just had to add this just in case.

COMING SOON: a huge and interesting report from local shopping and music festival Sunday Up Market. Interesting? Follow!

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Rose gold pleasure

Hey guys!

   I have a question for you today: what are you styling rose gold pieces with? I have been liking rose gold jewelry and nailpolish recently, but I found them a bit tricky to combine with some particular colors in clothing. I know it goes great with blush, pink and beige shades, but I don’t really wear them. So I wear rose gold with berry shades, cream lace and forest green, and also a few days ago I came up with this outfit. What do you think?

Dress: CUTE (young local designer brand; spring 2012 collection)
Heels: Carlo Pazolini
Bag: Zara (new collection)
Chain, hair cuff: H&M (I believe you can still get them)
Nailpolish: Rage by Orly 

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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Monthly favorites: September 2012 (better late than never, right?)

Hey guys, hope your September was ok!

   I have no excuse, I was a lazy monkey's ass and now doing this post like in the middle of October. Well, another month has gone (or flew by in nano-seconds, as for me).  I had been extremely busy all that time: I managed to quit my job, found new better one in fashion industry (honestly, thanks to a weird unsuccessful date, when I got not a man but the job haha), I met a lot of interesting people, finally got a bf...yeah, my September was fabulous.

  So now it’s time to show you what I’ve been wearing, eating and reading this month and this time I managed to cut my list down (do you remember my last riduculously long favorites post?). 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Million, million golden dots

   Total black, mam? Yes, please! We all love total black outfits, they make us feel modern, sexy and casual at the same time. I used to love them, I literally wore black all the time, but it feels quite dull for me now. Start wearing colors was one of my last New Year’s resolutions, and I think I made that pretty well, colors made me feel like I’m enjoying life a bit more. Of course, I still have that kind of days when I just want to wear all black, but I try to spice it up with a little bits of color.
Shirt, pants: Zara (new collection)
Jacket: Neohit (almost as old to be called vintage)
Clutch: Leonid Titow (young russian designer)
Booties: Carlo Pazolini
Scarf: made by my Mom
Earrings: Mom’s gift
Gold bracelet: H&M
Malachite bracelets: my russian shop Rosa Banana
Ring: Sigal (jerusalembazar.ru)

On my nails: Oui by Orly 
On my eyes: MAC eyeshadows in Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe, Cranberry and Carbon
On my lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Monte Carlo

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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Keep your poncho on, girl. Be afraid of red winds

    Poncho. That’s a funny word. Pon-cho. The shape of this clothing item is funny too, and as you’ve already know, I love all sorts of funny things. As one of my drunk friends once said, 'I feel like wearing poncho, 'cause you never feel sad in it!'. Anyway, I’m glad my Mom got me this poncho as a gift last fall, ‘cause this is an incredibly cozy thing and its colors are perfect for fall. 

   By the way, sorry for my absence. I am a bit ill and weather in here are just crazy, it feels like almost winter, so shooting isn’t really an option. I promise I’ll do a lot more outfit posts and a September favorites very soon. This outfit was taken pictures of quite a while ago and I didn’t actually want to show them to you because of the sucking lighting, but...So ‘yay’ for saving things!

Total look: Zara (the bag is from a new collection)
3-piece coral ring: Rachel&Frank (jerusalembazar.ru)
Jantar ring: vintage
Aventurina ring, earrings: my russian shop Rosa Banana
Lipstick: Hung Up by MAC
Nailpolish: We’ll always have Paris by OPI 

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