Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Turkey Question

Let me tell you my story. I'm Russian and naturally prefer fur - it's just hard to imagine a cozier way to survive wintertime! But here is a dilemma: I cant' wear natural fur. Yes, yes, I know, if I care so much about animals, what's up with this cashmere sweater and a leather purse, miss Hypocrisy, right? True, but somehow a fur coat looks too much as an actual bunny to me. Go figure! 

I actually don't advocate for giving up the natural fur, or else. I'm raising an entirely different topic here: the artificial fur jackets look sad. They don't hold the shape right, they don't live for long and they don't feel nice against the skin. Oh well... 
Most of the fur jackets I've tried so far make me look like a really angry chicken or - lets be holiday-appropriate - a turkey! I don't want to look like a turkey, do I? So, the search to be continued...  

While overwhelmed with sadness, shouldn't we still give our applauds to these marvelous creatures on the top of the page?

Give it to meeh! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Diabolic Lover

Some of the things I crave in the new season:
some dark heavy perfume for chilly evenings...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today's Vilosophie

I never tried to wear a dress with a pair of sneakers like that. But then this jersey goodness came my way (Lidochka, I <3 you) and I was like... hell yeah!
H&M Dress, Adidas Sneakers and Miss London Bomber 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Today's Vilosophie

Love story: I fell in love with this hat, when I first saw it at H&M. Then, I thought it was too pretentious and big for me. Then, it dissapeared... And, of course, at it often happens, we only understand how perfect certain things were to us, when they are long gone. Fortunately, the hat returned to H&M last week and I immediately bought it - this time, without a signal doubt. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The real Real? Really?

Here I am again, in a constant hunt for a great quality for a fair price, just discovered a website that sells gently used luxuries clothes, shoes and art. And we are talking Prada and Gucci here.
Check it out: Jason Wu Sandals ($170) and Jimmy Choo Beauties ($195). 
And shhhhh... nobody has to know...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sassoon Forever

My first and only love. Those clean androgynous lines once upon a time were a major salon revolution. Still (surprisingly) Sassoon's style is so edgy and brave, you can rarely see something like this on the streets (of the United States).
See more amazing styles here

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Today's Vilosophie

I believe in fashion that does not coast thousands of dollars. First of all, I think it's not right to spend so much money on... clothes. I certainly appreciate the quality and a beautiful design, but there are so many other wonderful things in life we should spend money on: travel, education, sports... I don't understand bloggers who confess that they don't go out, because they save for a new purse. My philosophy is simple: golden medium and effortlessness in everything. 

Here, after digging a bit at Marshal's, I have a Helmut Lang Tee and Jessica Simpson Booties - $50 per piece. I also wear BCBG Jacket and Levi's Jeans (hello Gilroy Outlets!). 
My watch is Michelle Kors bought on eBay for $30. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I don't wear many jewelers. And if I do - I sleep and shower in them, so, they should be made of the high quality materials that don't fade and in a shape that does interfere with my daily activities (nothing grand, spiky or too ornate). Besides, I am insanely picky when it's about another ring or a pair of watch. I'm so picky I can't decide on anything and often end up walking away empty-handed.  But lately I found my cornucopia. I love every single piece at LUMO and I love that they are locally based! 
(Nope, it's not an advertising. I'm a small community blogger with a few faithful followers and don't post for businesses. But, hey, LUMO, if you want to give me a free ring for this, hell, I'll take it:) ).