When I moved here, like the heroes of Midnight in Paris, I was hoping to find a spirit of the decadence and glamour of the 20ies. The first time I actually found it was when I saw Sucre d’Orge was in Carmen. I was mesmerized. And now, I got a chance to meet her and talk a bit about her inspiration.
Sucre d’Orge is a beautiful performer of French burlesque. Her style is refined and teasing. When asked about how she started in burlesque she smiles seductively and talks about her first number: a doll that comes to life. The number was a success and a new star was born. Her signature numbers include “Marie Antoinette” that features a fantastic corset hand-made by a Parisian corsetiere and “Pink Flamingo” with enormous feathered fans.
I was also happy to find out that Sucre d’Orge has two Russian numbers that serve as homage to her Russian roots that go back to a great grandfather. We had a little shooting done with my favorite Comtesse Sofia scarves to accentuate the Russian side of this charming Frenchie!
Playful and mysterious, Sucre d’Orge is a true artist. She confirms that she is inspired by silent movies and ballet. Very chic, very French, very Parisian. Some call her “Paris best kept secret” but I think I just gave it away!
You can see Sucre d’Orge perform at Rasputin and selected clubs in Paris. Follow her FB page or her blog for info on her upcoming shows.
New lookbook from Vika Gazinskaya, autumn winter 2013. Less colorful than usual Vika Gazinskaya, this collection still bears her very recognisable style. Vika is always playful and treats fashion statements with humour. And at the same time, she still keeps the Gazinskaya girl feminine and beautiful. I love this collection, even though I doubt a faux renard will look good on me ;)
I have already posted the latest A la russe collection, that was inspired by Lara of Doctor Zhivago. Beautiful and fragile, very feminine, very lovely. And during fashion week the collection was on show in Hotel Crillon in Paris. Here are some photos of the magic that happened in one of Crillon suites:
The guests arrived in Paris and found themselves in an enchanted winter forest
and some more beauty. Is it me, or is Anastasiya, the creatrice of the brand, even more beautiful than the models?:)
Elena (Lena) Perminova is russian model, it-girl and fashionista. She has the perfect model body and perfect sense of style, she wears a lot of clothes by her designer friends: Ulyana Sergeenko, Vika Gazinskaya, Alena Akhmadullina, but also looks fantastic in Dior, Chanel, Giambattista Valli…
Like Mira Duma, she is an instagram addict, so enjoy a compilation of her latest looks for fashion week;)
black and white check!
can never have too many flowers
elegant and romantic
mix and match
flashy prints and uniforms
looks for fashion week
I took the liberty to make some collages out of Mira Duma’s looks for recent fashion weeks. Apparently these are the ones that she likes herself, since they are all on her instagram;)
beautiful blue color
playing with stripes
sequins and sparkle
embroidery and romance. the dress is by Natasha Zinko and i have to do a post on this very talented designer soon!
voila! this was just to admire this adorable young woman, russian fashionista #1, someone who knows how to have fun with her clothes. beautiful, simple, complex and always radiating a sense of ‘niceness’ around her – Mira Duma, ladies and gentlemen!
as usual, thank you for photos Mira Duma’s instagram:)
What a beauty! Natalia Vodianova is simply gorgeous, a true inspiration and a fairy tale. Buro 247 wrote this morning about her photoshoot for Numero and i rushed to nearest kiosque presse to buy the magazine. She is beautiful. Karl Lagerfeld took the photos that fit so well her fairy tale nature and russian mystery. pictures are better than words so here you go:
as usual, thank you for photos buro 247 and numero ;)
I think everyone is a “bit” sick of the cold… Paris has seen it all this winter: rain, snow, Seine flooding, more rain and more snow! so i am more than ready for spring now! but spring does not always come with an instant temperature increase. This is why i am in love with the new collection of Comtesse Sofia spring scarves and summer shawls.
I also love the new campaign – a beautiful countess who finds herself in a bohemian artist’s workshop… romance and love is in the air – as it should be in spring!
thank you for photos comtesse sofia website
if you are looking for ideas on how to tie your new scarf check it out here or here