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Monday, 2 September 2019

Look of the Day: Malta


Dress - CHICWISH / Bag - Michal Kors / Shoes - YSL / Headband - Anthropologie 

EN: I'll be honest, my initial idea was to style this dress with my straw Michael Kors bag and a straw hat. Basically, what I always do for my summer looks. Very safe and very easy and very stylish. The only thing stopped me was my daughter. I've realised that I need a bigger bag my holiday. Because I need to carry a guide book, sun cream, water, snacks, colouring, pencils and God knows what for a holiday with a child :)

Suddenly I realised how great my yellow bag looks with blue, green and burnt orange colours. So all my recent chicwish dresses came on holiday with me and all of them were styled with the same yellow bag but different hair styles and head bands. Do you agree? Yellow looks fantastic with this blue dress?

I should start stopping things easy. All of my recent holidays weren't very productive in terms of work :) Loads of photo opportunities were missed. This trip I only planned to shoot 1 look and this is exactly what I did. I've also planned to finish reading the book and submit some posts for brand approval but that didn't happen. Sun or Aperol Spritz went into my head and my holiday mode switched to a 'full relax'. But summer is over now, so GALINA! GET YOURSELF TOGETHER AND START WORKING. 
(little note to myself)




Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Family Look: Love letter to Life


Katerina's dress - CHICWISH 
My dress - CHICWISH

EN: We are flying to Malta today. I can't remember being so chilled before the flight. I haven't bought new swimming costumes, outfits, sandals for our holiday ... literally no pressure. We didn't need to wake up crazy early either, our flight is at 4pm in the afternoon. All of us are still in bed, chilling, drinking coffee, reading ... the bags are not packed. I'm tired from the race I just want to enjoy the moment. My plan is to finish writing a new blog post, have a shower myself, wash Katerina, pack our bag (yes, we are taking only 1 big luggage), have lunch and take our transfer to the airport.

The reason I haven't bought anything new for the holiday is because I want to wear my existing things more than 5 times a year. I'm taking these gorgeous dresses, I'm taking the red dress from two posts ago, I'm taking things you already saw at some point but more than likely forgot about them because of the volume of information we re getting every day.

I'm already imagining myself sitting in this stripy dress by the ocean, probably bare foot, with my hair up, feeling salt on my skin and hot sand in between my toes, drinking chilled glass of wine and watching our kids running around. Oh yes, I've said KIDS, we are going to spend time with our beloved friends and their 2 daughters.

We are at this moment in time when we are young and beautiful, have our friendship which is longer than a decade, have our young children with us, have some spare cash to fly across the world from different countries just to spend some time together, sitting on the sandy beach watching the sun going down.

Life, I love you 
xxx






Friday, 23 August 2019

Family Look: Karl Lagerfeld AW19


Katerina is wearing Karl Lagerfeld Autumn - Winter 19 Collection 


EN: We were so thrilled when Children Salon invited us to work together on the Karl Lagerfeld Campaign AW19 campaign.

Everyone knows Karl - he's a legend, everyone knows his Cat  - Choupette, the most pampered pet, and everyone knows his own fashion line - it's playful and quirky. His new kids collection is everything a child can dream of. Sequins, shiny fabric, imaginative prints. It's so chic that even grown ups want a piece from this collection :)

To celebrate the launch of AW collection me and Katerina had a table booked at Sketch Gallery, famous for its full-on pink interior which is surrounded by 239 paintings of British artist, David Shrigley. Afternoon Tea, caviar boy, cloud-soft pink armchairs and many many little things and surprises which make this place simply unforgettable.

It's not related to the restaurant or Karl, but I was super happy with Katerina's attitude. She was a very polite little girl speaking full sentences. You might think that sounds normal, but sometimes our child behaves in a silly manner when she comes to a new place and she gets very shy when strangers ask her questions, to the point that you can only get one short word out of her. So I'm not exactly sure why it went so smoothly, but I still feel a ticklish happiness inside.

Thank you CHILDREN SALON  for a wonderful opportunity and experience  








Thursday, 22 August 2019

Look of the Day: Red


Dress - CHICWISH / Shoes - Hobbs / Bag - Michael Kors

EN: Imagine yourself amongst the prettiest streets of Mayfair, surrounded by luxury boutiques, jewellery shops, auction houses ... It could be a little bit overwhelming but I found my personal 'safe place' where prices don't bite :) Sotheby's Auction House has a pretty Gallery 1&2 Coffee Bar where we paid 7.50 pounds for 2 coffees, 1 pastry and 1 juice. Highly recommend this cute place to have a break.

I've got a little bit too excited with my Chicwish dress . We are going to Malta next week and I meant to take this dress with me on holiday. But look how stunning it is! I've styled it with espadrilles and a straw bag to walk around the city. I know it's a perfect holiday look, but with a right makeup it looks lovely in the city too.
But watch out to my insta-stories, this dress is obviously coming with me on holiday :) Can't wait to put my hair up, put on sandals and grab a straw tote! 






Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Family Look: New Pink

Me: Shirt & Shorts - CHICWISH / Bag - D&G / Shoes  & Hairband - Asos

Katerina: dress - Amaia Kids / Shoes - Step2wo

EN: The outfit of my dreams :)
I swear the other day I was looking through my wardrobe to choose something to wear to my cinema trip. I had something in mind, like loose, long sleeve, oversized shirt I could wear with shorts. Unfortunately I didn't have anything like it in my wardrobe, most of the things I own are tight and fitted. The very same day I checked chicwish website to see what's new this week and I saw this shirt & shorts in tree colours! OMG! OOOMMMMGGG! Exactly what I was looking for. It was hard to choose but I went for the 'pink' one. When I received it  I loved e v e r i t h i n g about it! The cut, the fit, the style, the fabric the colour. Although I believe the colour on the website looks a little bit different. In reality it's more like pinkish brick colour. Not orange, rust or brown, but soft pink brick colour. Very unique and very flattering.

I also would love to show you how you can wear these pieces separately. I already put this shirt on with loose fit trousers in camel colour and my Gucci belt. It looked amazing, I just need to remember to take photos next time xx 





Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Family Look : Lion King


Katerina is wearing a dress by CHILDREN SALON, shoes by Children's Classic

I am wearing a dress by Karen Millen, shoes by Christian Louboutin

EN: We have come a long way :) Eight years ago I moved to the UK and for the first year me and Gareth were exploring every corner of this beautiful island. The very first show we went to watch together in London was 'The Lion King'. 'Woooooow' I was screaming inside my head, looking at Gareth and enjoying the moment.
I realised that these moments are so precious because I have him to share them with. This is exactly how I want to carry on with my life, sharing and seizing moments with my loved ones.

It was one of my dreams to watch The Lion King with my child. I wanted to see my child's smile and eyes full of pure joy. And I'm grateful that everything came to life just the way I imagined and wished for. To be honest, it got even better! I took my Mum and Katerina to watch the show with me. I felt so privileged to watch the show with my two precious ladies.

The next wish on my list is 'quality time'. It's hard to take the whole day off work, switch off from emails, not answer calls and to just be fully present in the moment. It's a true luxury nowadays. I am still working on it but it would be my ultimate happiness to wake up late, have breakfast together, dress to impress, brush my hair, put some makeup on, drive to a stunning hotel for an early afternoon tea, chat over a cup of tea, walk through the city to the concert venue and simply enjoy each others company.

By the way, how do you like our effort on 'dress to impress'? Katerina is wearing an extremely pretty dress by CHILDREN SALON  and golden pumps by Children's Classic. I want Katerina to believe that there are some moments in life when you need to make an effort. The theatre, a classical music concert and ballet are part of our life but not an every day routine. We should embrace and fully enjoy the experience <3







Monday, 22 July 2019

Look of the day: Do it for the Gram

Me: Dress - CHICWISH / Ballet Shoes - Hobbs / Bag - Michael Kors 

Katerina: Dress - Luna Luna / Shoes - Step2wo / Bow - Amaia Kids

EN: Can we talk about disappointment? Gram is always perfect, but how 'perfect' is our way to a 'perfect' snap.
Last year was the first year when Real Flower Confetti Fields were open to a public. And OMG it was phenomenal! Clouds of pink, white, purple, whith flowers were all around you. The flowers were as tall as you, as fluffy as you can imagine, the colour was as vivid as oil paint ... It was a dream come true!

This year the same field was open just for one week. People from all over the country made their way to the middle of nowhere to see ... the green closed flowers. Maybe in two weeks time this place could look like a fairytale, but right now it's just a field full of green plane grass.

I was saving this dress for a magical moment but it just didn't happen. I was a princess without a carriage or a castle. But still a princess though :) No one can take this away from me (just the time of course).

So here we are. Me in my princess dress in the middle of Real Flower Confetti Field missing the confetti flowers. 

The End ... or To be continued? 
Next story is going to be the lavender fields xxx






Thursday, 18 July 2019

Look of the Day: Cadbury


Dress - CHICWISH / Shoes - Office / Bag - Dolce & Gabbana / Hair band - Asos 

EN: I wrote about Edgbaston Borough in Birmingham before, what a beautiful place to live in! We live outside the city but Katerina wants a house in Edgbaston lol. I had to delicately tell her, that on our current income we can't afford a house in Edbaston, private school for her and family travel few times a year... but she can defiantly get herself one if she chooses to be a Doctor for example :)

Saying this, this beautiful house belong to the founder of Cadbury chocolate, Mr Richard Cadbury. The house is situated in the heart of Edgbaston and the Chocolate Factory itself is not too far either. I've got to say 'thank you' to English Heritage for creating blue plaque badges. I've learnt a lot by noticing them whilst walking around and then doing my own research.

Whilst Katerina is dreaming about a house in a lavish area of the city, I'm dreaming about our next holiday together. The dreamy dress is already part of the plan by the way ;)




Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Look of the Day: V&A


Dress - CHICWISH / Bag - Michael Kors / Shoes - Asos / Hair Band - Asos 

EN: I've recently seen a meme online saying: Today I saw two girl holding their friend's hair back because it was very windy and she was trying to eat a doughnut. I love seeing women support each other.

Ok, let's get this story straight. It was just 2 friends, me and Yana at V&A museum. I was trying to put lipstick on but the wind was blowing my hair all over my face. Yana without asking made a decision to hold my hair back so I can apply my lipstick on without extra hustle :)) True story 

And here I am, with my perfect hot pink lipstick standing in front of the most beautiful flowers. The dress maybe more suited for my Malta holiday but I was too excited to share it with you. It has a beautiful leaf print and it has an intriguing horizontal split at the back. Oh, you are going to see it a lot over the summer!