All posts filed under: Timeless Reads

Honest Thoughts: How I Learned You Don’t Owe Anyone Anything

I had days when I was young, and made not always so smart decisions trying to enjoy life the way any teenager often does. I enjoyed hanging out with large groups of people, and I often prided myself on being a social butterfly. I loved to dance to great music, and I loved to enjoy the laughter of people and their silly conversations. I loved knowing older girls, and couples who I looked up to and thought of how I hoped to find someone I could fall deeply in love with. But I eventually learned that having a large group of friends had consequences.

Learning To Use Aperture Priority & ISO For Entry Level DSLR’S

Hey Everyone, Happy Weekend!! Lately I’ve been trying to figure out the settings that I think are right for taking photos with my Nikon D3300. As a Fashion Blogger images and content are the two most important things you have at your disposal to draw in readers, or to enhance your overall content. The camera that I use is considered an entry level DSLR camera and it let’s you play around with shooting in RAW, JPEG, or even JPEG fine (which is what I’m shooting with currently, RAW image files are massive and let’s just say that I’m a little hesitant to work with RAW for blog posts and how long they would take to upload.

Celebrating Paris Fashion Week With 10 Facts

Bonjour! Oui oui! Comment ça va??  Paris Fashion Week kicks off today and will end on March 9th! I don’t want any of you to feel sad about all of the Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Weeks wrapping up across the globe. So I thought instead of only reporting about the runway, the street style, and models, I thought you’d love to have a post dedicated to 10 facts about Paris Fashion Week; After all it is the home of fashion, the place that started it all, and the grand finale! P.S fact #9 is my favourite.

Before Ulyana Sergeenko There Was….Lyubov Orlova

Privet! How are all of you? I was looking into a bit of history, and came across an actress and singer who was one of the women who influenced style in Russia. In fact she is known as one of the first of her kind who inspired women to look beautiful. There were times when the Soviet epoch had women thinking that beauty, or obsessing over ones hairstyle was “bourgeoisie”, and there was even a saying that went around that beautiful women “spent all of their time in front of a mirror” (which insinuated that they were not of the working class). However, that attitude shifted, and beauty salons all over Russia began to open. Anyways, back on topic,  before Ulyana Sergeenko, there was the beautiful, and timeless Lyubov Orlova.

Yves Saint Laurent 1976

“The modern woman is artistically literate, well traveled, and a sexually liberated being”. It was no secret that Yves Saint Laurent fell under the spell of beautiful women, whom he often made into his muse. Each of the women had their trademark in both beauty and individuality, including Victorie Doutreleau, Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux, and Katoucha Niane. Yves first muse was his mother Lucienne, who consistently presented herself as this sort of maquillaged creature in his eyes. During the day Lucienne would wear blouses with fresh, crisp laundered skirts, and by evening she would change into full bodied gowns, to be paired with high heels. It was Lucienne who encouraged her sons interest in fashion, often taking him with her on trips to pick up the latest edition of Vogue, or bringing him out to the theatre. It was also Lucienne that gave Yves all his support that would make him a success in his not so distant future. 

Tips For Building A Better Wardrobe In 2015

I want to wish you all a belated and happy holidays (as today is the Russian Orthodox Christmas).To celebrate the occasion of a new year I’m already in the process of updating my wardrobe because 2015 is a new year, with new events coming up (and new outfits are required). Last week I was sifting through the fashion, trends, and the sales and that had me thinking that my blog needs more personal tips related to fashion and style. So this post is for anyone who’s feeling as if their wardrobe needs to be re-vamped, or if you’re feeling bored, and uninspired with what you have. Once you begin reading this you will have to keep in mind that the task of updating anything isn’t an overnight success story, and you might not have the wardrobe of your dreams within a day or week, or even a month of shopping, because I don’t encourage binge shopping. I tend to shop for 1-2 pieces of clothing at a time, and a lot of patience is required because if …

Excuse My Russian Chanel

Coco ‘Gabrielle’ Chanel is undeniably one of the greatest prolific, and talented couturiers of the 20th century. Double C logos, pleated handbags and tweed blazers aside, Coco Chanel lived at the right time to revolutionize the way women dressed. Her atelier specialized in modest clothing, inspired by menswear and an active lifestyle. In this style revolution women would start to wear trousers, and clothing made of jersey (a fabric often reserved for the making of mens underwear). The French atelier’s masculine touches, and modest demeanour appealed to aristocratic woman who now wanted to wear tailor made suits. Corsets were out, and comfort was in. But, what is more intriguing is that Coco mania had these women trading in their diamonds in favour of Chanel’s covetable fake pearls. Today many of us see the luxury label as French. Excuse my Russian, but Chanel wouldn’t be the same as we know it today without the Russian influences in Coco’s early life.

Dior’s Amorous Affair With Russia

Christian Dior was a French couturier, famous for introducing alluring feminine designs to french woman, that earned him the title of being a visionary of “The New Look”, a look that freed woman from years of style constraint they endured during the war years. The House of Dior first opened in 1946; Dior’s designs created the illusion of cinched waists, and daringly revealed a hint of sexy ankle, for an ultra-feminine appeal.