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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Look of the Day: LV


Skirt  - CHICWISH / Top - CHICWISH / Shoes - Manolo Blahnik 

EN: I wanted to start writing about how 2019 went. And my first thought was that it wasn't my year, it wasn't great. Than I looked through my Instagram and realised how wrong I was. It was epic! I've traveled more than I originally planned, visiting Berlin and Barcelona. Me and Katerina have significantly improved our relationship by spending more quality time together and working less. Me and Gareth went out more like a couple to the coolest places in town, I've secured long term partnership with my favourite brands and got approached by the brands I never dreamt about. This year had loads of ups and downs but woooooaaaaah the UPS were BIG!

I think I gave this year my 100% and it gave me back even more. And just to say how much I love this year, I've decided to put a Christmas tree extra early :) Like this week! I just loooove this festive season, decorating the house, buying presents, staying at home with fairy lights on, going out wearing all sparkly ... 

Also, how do you like my skirt?! Midi skirt is my love forever. This skirt got it all, warm fabric, pleasant colour, right fit, structure  and length. 





Saturday, 2 November 2019

Family Look: Langham Afternoon Tea


Me: Dress - Hobbs / Shoes - Casadei / Bag - Prada

EN: Half Term holiday nearly came to an end. We had our ups and down but I hope Katerina had fabulous time. We've started her holiday with a real treat - Children Afternoon Tea with Daunt Books at the Langham Hotel, London. 

"We have a partnered with Daunt Books, meaning little literary lovers can select their own new book from a specially curated library before they embark on tasty treats. Specially conceived for creative young minds, our tea is interactive; the first course is made up of savoury jigsaw puzzle sandwiches. This is swiftly followed by some mouth-watering sweet treats.

Needless to say, adult companions are well catered for too; they can enjoy The Langham’s contemporary take on afternoon tea, SeasonaliTea, which uses the finest ingredients to create the tastiest savouries and most delicious patisserie, and is served with an award-winning tea service.

Children’s Afternoon Tea with Daunt Books is available every day from 12:00 noon until 5:30 pm and costs £29.50 per child, while adults’ afternoon tea costs £62.00 per person."
 It's a fantastic way to enjoy your family time. To be honest, it nearly brings tears to my eyes to see how much Katerina gets excited when it comes to choosing a new book to read. We were lucky enough to attend Langham's afternoon tea accompanied with Author reading his new book AND drawing illustrations from his recent book. It's an amazing experience! Keep an eye open, Langham normally runs 'reading with an Author' on the first day of school holidays. But of course you can enjoy children afternoon tea all year around :)

It's also pretty amazing to have a chance to dress up with your child. Today Katerina is wearing wallies and waterproof coat to explore our Botanical Garden, but on Monday she was a true Princess wearing the most exquisite dress by Eirine. Oh you should've seen Katerina's face when she saw it for the first time! RAINBOW! It's defiantly really colourful and the colours are really reach and deep, so perfect for autumn and winter moths <3

One happy girl and one happy Mummy!

Big Thank You to Langham for inviting us to experience Children Afternoon Tea.
And Big Thank You to Children Salon and Eirene for Katerina's outfit. 





Sunday, 27 October 2019

Look of the Day: Polka Dot


Skirt - CHICWISH / Corset - Karen Millen / Jacket - Shopbop / Shoes - Christian Louboutin / Bag - Chanel 

EN: My favourite compliment isn't related to my face, it's about the softness of my hands. I think it comes from my childhood when I was closing my eyes and my mum was stroking my face and hair. I swear it's the best feeling in the world - feeling mum's soft hands. And this is exactly what I want Katerina to remember about me, the softness of my hands. It's actually not very difficult to achieve. Use the gloves when you are washing up dishes or ask your husband to do it instead, keep a good level of hydration and always use hand cream. I always use all sorts of body oils after having a shower, I apply it first and last thing of the day, I also always cary a small cream tab so I can use it during the day. It's my obsession but it's not a bad one.
And all of the above was to remind you that your legs are just as important as your hands. Lotions, creams and oils is a must! I think you will agree that it's an important component of a good looking lady.

In-between cream applications I enjoy the last warm days in the UK. Next time I'm going to wear boots instead of my favourite court shoes. I know that this elegant skirt is going to look fabulous with sweaters and tall boots and it's going to be a lovely addition to all my autumn, winter, spring and summer looks :)) Very versatile, like a fashion chameleon!





Look of the Day: Minimalism or Not


Dress - CHICWISH / Shoes - Christian Louboutin / Scarf - Versace / Bag - Chanel

EN: I've watched a short documentary on Netflix called "Minimalist'. I am not to be called one and I the main characters in this documentary weren't very charismatic or convincing but I still found it really interesting. The main idea of this documentary was to point out that we can't stop buying things, we buy at least 1 fashion item a week and our houses turn into dumpsters. And the main problem is we don't experience joy when we get what we thought we wanted.

I really get it, I work in retail and sometimes I want to reject selling things to certain people. I don't want to sell things to them because they don't take time to think, they are in a rush and they don't enjoy the process of choosing and the result of getting the item.

I am not against buying things we want (not the things we need), but we should make the most out of it. Don't buy something if you don't know what to wear it with, don't buy something you can only wear once, don't buy something of poor quality. Invest in something what compliments and brings something different to your wardrobe, buy something you can style few different ways for different occasions, buy something what's going to last and mainly look after it! Buy something what makes you happy and excited!

I love getting a new knit dress every season. Something you can wear with court shoes and tall boots, something soft and warm, something timeless but with a twist. This dress from Chicwish has it all. If you watch my stories on Instagram, you saw how well it goes with my tall nude boots. Bring it all autumn! 





Shopbop Wishlist, November

EN: Today I'd love to start my Shopbop Wishlist a little bit different. I've noticed that some people who try really hard to look their best in public have very messy rooms, worn out underwear and chaos in personal hygiene shelves. But I'm not here to judge, I just want to remind you that self love is very important and it's also very important the way you treat yourself when no one can see you, at home. That is why the first 3 items I would like to share you are made for you feeling your best at home.

P.S. I was checking 'new in' in Shopbop and I found MY reusable coffee cup! At the start of this year I promised myself not to use take away cups in coffee shops. So I've done my research and this is the exact cup I'm using since January this year.

RU: Занимательная несостыковка. Я неоднократно замечала, что люди, которые стараются выглядеть на 100% в обществе, часто живут в полном бардаке, их нижнее белье весьма заношено, а на полках со средствами личной гигиены полный хаос. Но я ведь здесь пишу ни ради осуждения, а лишь хочу напомнить на сколько важна любовь к себе. А любовь к себе начинается дома, в месте, где вас никто не видит, где вы наедине с собой. Поэтому свою подборку вещей я начала с домашних приятностей.

A ещё я очень хочу поделиться с вами моим стаканом для кофе. Вместо того что бы брать одноразовый стаканчик в кофейне, я всегда ношу с собой многоразовый стакан для кофе. Своим я пользуюсь с начала этого года, и вот точно такой же стакан можно заказать на сайте ШопБоп


1. Розовая шёлковая маска для сна - Slip
2. Комбинация из шёлка - Only Hearts
3. Валик из розового кварца - Kitsch 



4. Мини сумка цвета слоновой кости - Marc Jacobs
5. Платье - рубашка с запахом - Off White
6. Кожаные туфли без задников - Jaggar

7. Серьги гвоздики в форме сердца - BaubleBar
8. Изумрудное платье - Reformation 
9. Золотые туфли с узлом - Loeffler Randall 

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Look of the Day: Pumpkin


Dress - CHICWISH / Bag - Florian London / Shoes - Casadei / Jacket - Shopbop

EN: 19 of October, I can say that I am truly happy and I have everything I ever wished for. It's not much but it's plenty for my soul.

I work to live and I don't live to work. Not many employers would appreciate that position but they must accept it. I am not a sadist and I don't do more than I can take. If I feel tired, I'll go to sleep in the middle of afternoon, if I feel ill, I'll call in sick, if I am frustrated I am not going to pretend and hide my emotions. If I do otherwise I'll harm myself physically and mentally and NO JOB deserves this sacrifice. Put yourself first, your life balance first, your priorities first.

I've been fortunate enough to walk out of jobs when people made them unbearable. And I've been fortunate enough to never look back or question my decisions.

Phew, it's irrelevant to the start of my post but I just had to take it off my chest. It's easy to guess that I am fully happy in on aspect of my life. But after spitting it out here I am happy to realise that whatever I thought was a problem - is literally nothing. Just meaningless and doesn't deserve me thinking about it again :)

So here I am, in London, with my mega supportive husband. We got up really early to give our day a head start, made all my plans to come trues, went to all the planned meetings and appointments ... but mainly we enjoyed each others company <3




Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Look of the day: The Kiss of Freedom


Jumper - CHICWISH / Trousers - Reiss / Shoes - Hobbs / Bag - Dior 

EN: The Kiss of Freedom. I saw this mosaic so many times but I never put an actual meaning to it ... till I saw it in person.

But first of all I'm so grateful for my ability to travel, visit new places, experience new cultures, learn in person about the greatest artist and just  comfortably live in a different city or country.

My second trip to  Barcelona was incredible. Me and Gareth have been there before and the first time we've visited every major landmark and all things touristy. This time we chilled, walked many miles, ate in the best places, saw the best views. It's a totally different perspective when you don't have an alarm on, when you don't stand in the queues, when you don't rush.

We were absolutely blessed with weather in October. Just nice cloudy warm weather. Perfect for ballet shoes, jumper and trousers. Nor cold not hot, just pleasant.
And my lilac CHICWISH jumper was a perfect companion in Barcelona. This colour was made for this city!



Thursday, 3 October 2019

ShopBop: October Wishlist

EN: There is nothing better than watching documentary on mega talented Zac Posen and putting this October wishlist together.

RU: Даже самый неудачный день можно закончить хорошо :) Бокальчик вина, отличный документальный фильм про Зак Позена и макбук под рукой. Под конец вечера сложился вот такой вишлист. С долькой романтизма, с кусочком озорства и с капелькой свободы.

1. Овальные серьги с искусственным жемчугом - Anton Heunis
2. Мини платье из гипюра с цветочным принтом - Self Portrait
3. Чёрные лаковые туфли с золотым каблуком - Salvatore Ferragamo


4. Сумка ридикюль - Gu_De
5. Бежевый свитер - A.L.C.
6. Туфли лодочки со змеиным притом - Sam Edelman

7. Футболка с принтом - Etre Cecile
8. Зелёная сумка на поясе - Tory Burch
9. Кожаная ягодная косуха - Mackage


Saturday, 21 September 2019

Look of the Day: Heritage Check


Jacket - CHICWISH / Trousers - Asos / Top - Asos / Bag - Prada / Shoes - Christian Louboutin / Belt - Gucci

EN: Let's talk about Fast Fashion, Throw Away Fashion, It dresses/bags/shoes.

We like to blame brands with affordable prices for creating a throw away fashion. But the only people to blame is us. We are the ones who are buying them and literally throwing them away after few washes/ wears. Because a button fell off, sticking came undone, it's not on trend anymore, everyone has it and million other silly excuses.

I'm proudly saying that today I'm dressed in mass market and what's most important my clothes top and trousers are about 4 years old. I look after it, I style it in different ways, I wear it. The same is going to happen to this new lovely jacket. It's not very expensive, but it's well made and I know I can make loads of looks out of it.

The same with my accessorise, Prada bag is 7 or 8 years old, perfect Louboutin shoes are about 5 years old. My Gucci belt and Chanel earnings are reasonably new but I already wore them more than 30 times in different variations and I'm going to re-use it for many years to come.

It doesn't matter how much your things cost, just always look after them, repair them rather than throwing them away, find ways to create new looks using your existing wardrobe and mix your new purchases with what you already have.

Heritage Check is trending right now, but it never went out of fashion and never will. It's the base of your smart casual wardrobe.





Here's an example how I re-styled the same trousers. Hopefully I will share more ways how to style my new heritage check jacket. Stay tuned xxx

p.s. I've just noticed I used the same belt everywhere as well

Look of the Day: La Pink Figaro


Dress - CHICWISH / Shoes - Sophia Webster / Bag - Dior

Everybody: Stop being so extra
Me:
*finds a pink a car*
*takes a fan out*
*finds a huge balloon with golden tussell*
NO

Oh gosh you should know the story behind these photos.
We've been invited to the End of Summer Party at the fabulous The Lanesborough Hotel. So we slowly woke up, packed our bags, had breakfast and hit the motorway Birmingham - London. At some point I've opened my instagram and found out that the pink 'Le Pink Figaro' car parked outside the Lanesborough fabulous arch way covered in the balloons, flowers and tassels and is staying there ONLY till 2pm.

As you can see - we made it!
Although the car wasn't parked in the middle of the arch way but to the side to free the access to hotel guests.
It was a little bit of a struggle to get the right shot by my Fairy God Mother Nathan has appeared from no where (from inside the hotel where he was working on a photoshoot)  and kindly moved the car to where I wanted it to be AND gave me a huge ballon to mess about. You have no idea how big my smile was and how fast my heart was going.
And this is exactly what FOMO is.

Perfect, just perfect. My Perfect dress and my perfect shoes had a pleasure to be captured by the most perfect car outside the most perfect hotel in London :)

And then we went for lunch, and checked into our hotel, and changed to a different outfit, and went back to The Lanesborough to the BEST Summer Party Ever.

Good times xxx




Look of the Day: Michelin House


Dress - CHICWISH / Bag - Chanel / Shoes - Jimmy Choo

EN: A thousand compliments to this dress! How cool does it look?! On the website it says it's a dress so I wear it as a dress but it looks amazing like a trench coat too! Very versatile and quirky.

I wore it for lunch in the iconic Michelin House, Bibendum. I love how they transformed the ground floor to an oyster bar, very relaxed atmosphere, same great service, high quality food and reasonable prices. You can pop in there for coffee, breakfast or lunch. To be honest I actually chose this spot for lunch because of the flower shop integrated inside the oyster bar. Isn't it a dream setting, coffee, desserts and flowers?

Wouldn't recommend taking photos at the flower shop though :) The least friendly owner I've ever met. I'm still very shy taking photographs in public so I tried to time my lunch towards the late afternoon, when most of the customers have left. I don't like being in people's way or making them feel uncomfortable with my professional camera and posing. But still the owner of the flower shop showed his best that we are not welcome taking photos next to his flowers. Ironically every other bouquet had a tag saying 'please tag us in your photos @XXX'. Sorry, not sorry. Defo not tagging you in any photos (not that he cares) but a big shout out to wonderful staff at the Oyster Bar and compliments to the chef. We are coming back for the best Tsar Cut Smoked Salmon in town xxx