• Must-have,  Trends

    The hottest art

     I have already mentioned trend to wear sweatshirts, which are conquer a catwalks not for a first time. Celebrities, bloggers, and fashion addicts consider them as glam as they are comfortable. However i suppose that the new black is painterly clothes.   Fragments of the triptych “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Hieronymus Bosch were used on dresses in 2012  (Carven) and now we can see echoes of the past on sweatshirts. Classics is actual again – paintings of Raphael, Caravaggio and Perugino prove it, they had left museums and gradually moved to our bodies. (Aloha from deer) (Sugarpills Clth)    Apart from the traditional vision designers offer to wear a variety…

  • Articles,  Cross cultural Fashion,  Daria's,  Без рубрики

    Reconstruction of the Finnish costume: Beauty transformation (part 2)

    The Finnish history of the 20th century is not so simple. Transformation of the standards at that time has played a huge role in the culture and style of the Finnish people. In towns, make-up was no longer considered as frivolous as it had been before. Painting your lips and powdering your nose – even in public places – was positively fashionable. Women found their role models in the great stars of the silver screen. The sales and promotion of cosmetic grew. Shops offered both Max Factor and Elizabeth Arden cosmetics and Eau de Cologne 4711. Coco Chanel`s perfume Chanel No. 5 had been on the market since the begining…

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    Reconstruction of the Finnish costume (part 1)

    There is a wide range of exhibits in the State Museum of Finland in Helsinki. I had a pleasure of meeting an amazing history of the Finnish costume, and now I’m going to tell you about it. The reconstruction is based on the finds of a 10-11th century at the Luistari cemetery in Eura, Western Finland. The ancient Eura costume was the first Finnish reconstruction with a mantle dress of the so-called peplos type. The reconstruction is based on the finds of a single grave, but a dress with the same basic model was probably in use throughout Southwestern Finland during the Viking Age. The costume was ordered for the…

  • Trends

    Twist&tweed

    Tweed is a rough woollen fabric, which is made by a special unfinished technology. It has a open, flexible texture and possibility to create direct lines. Unusual color combinations are obtained by twisting together differently coloured woollen strands into a two-or three-ply yarn. Originally tweed called twill, but it has received a different name because of the randomness and mistakes of a merchant. It`s not surprise that the birthplace of tweed is Scotland. In those days the economy has grown at the expense of woolen industry, the Scots are also famous for their delicious kilts. This fabric is a source of British national pride in the same list with the whiskey and kilts. The…

  • Brands,  History

    Man on the horseback

    Hermès was founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837, but few people know that the company were only manufactured saddles and clothing for riders. Today the range of the products includes leather, perfumery and other luxury goods. Why Thierry Hermes started to make bags? Maybe it was profitably, maybe it was inspired by muse.  In my opinion people have given too much importance to Birkin bag. High-quality leather, expensive service, the brand – is it all? Firstly bags weigh a lot, and secondly it is considered as travel bag (don`t grieve the girls in nightclubs and restaurants). I don`t even want to mention the price, but alas, in Moscow, it is more than 90 thousand…

  • Articles,  Cross cultural Fashion,  Daria's

    Gala’s galaxy

    The great artist Salvador Dali was not a simple love with a stunning Russian woman Elena Diakonova. This woman is has attracted lot of men but she needed a real blue-blooded prince. Even when she married the poet Paul Eluard, she continued her search. At one moment Elena has created her own unique style, calling herself by the name Gala. It was a coincidence, and ‘gala’ is a celebration in Spanish. However, the name was fixed forever.  She loved the soiree, luxury and wealth, but her main feature is the unrivaled intuition. When she met Dali, he immediately felt in her inimitable style and grace. Her castle in Catalonia is…

  • Brands,  Cross cultural Fashion,  History

    Flashy and bright

    Desigual is a spanish fashion brand based in Barcelona. Casual style of the cloths is so unexpectedly bright: floral prints, surreal graffiti, intensive patterns. It is very similar to Barcelona. This city is full of colors and unexpected combonations. Desigual is so beautiful like a flowers on la Rambla. The cloths is perfect as a sculptor Gaudi architecture, but it`s an acquired taste. Not everyone dared so much that would suit a bright clothes. If would like to wear this brand, you must have a refined sense of style.   To be honest i was very afraid to buy such cloths, worrying about the wrong collaboration.  Once i had found…