On style, creativity and all things beautuful

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Little Black Dress

Two years ago I was lucky to visit an extraordinary exhibition entitled “Little Black Dress” that took place at Mona Bismark American Centre for Art and Culture in Paris.

Ever since the little revolution by Mademoiselle Chanel, the little black dress keeps inspiring designers who reinvent it in their magnificent creations.  The exhibition showed the dress' evolution in the 20th and 21st centuries in 50 stunning variations from different eras… 50 versions of this little black legend…

I took the photos of some of them. Hope you enjoy them and become inspired to make another little black dress...

Carolina Herrera 2013, Yves Saint Laurent 1999, Ulyana Sergeenko 2012, 
Chanel (Karl Lagerfeld) 1986

Два года назад мне довелось побывать на выставке «Маленькое черное платье», которая проходила в Американском Центре Искусства и Культуры им. Моны Бисмарк в Париже.

Бесподобная коллекция платьев самых знаменитых дизайнеров 20 века и восходящих звезд сегодняшнего дня  рассказывает историю этого удивительного платья.  Со времен Шанель оно не перестает вдохновлять дизайнеров и заново перерождаться. И оно не перестает отражать в себе всю историю нашего времени. 

50 восхитительных платьев из разных эпох.  50 великолепных интерпретаций этой маленькой легенды...

Мне удалось запечатлеть отдельные из них...Надеюсь, что некоторые из них вам понравятся и возможно вдохновят вас сшить еще одно маленькое черное платье...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fucsia Dress with a Bow Belt

Those who follow my sewing projects or know me personally have already noticed how I like bows. And they also know that my wardrobe is quite colorful.

I made this dress two years ago and still love wearing it in the summer.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Greek Coast, Embroidered Batiste

Today I wanted to show you the dress that I made last summer, but started to really enjoy it only this year during my summer vacation in Greece. White dresses, especially made of English Embroidery or stitched fabrics, are a great summer classic. They work well for the beach vacation or a long weekend in the countryside. With some smart styling, it can fit well for the summer in town. And besides, this year Broderie Anglaise made one of the season’s main trends.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Vichy skirt

How can one resist the charm of classic gingham fabric: be it adorable children wear, irresistible swinging sixties dresses or chic American sports classics pieces? After the iconic vichy dress of Brigitte Bardot who popularized this fabric in the 60s, the designers keep coming back to these bright plaids. For a few seasons now this once utilitarian pattern turns any piece into of a statement in both summer and winter collections.

Last summer this vichy skirt made a bright yet an easy-to-wear   addition to my wardrobe . 

The 3 m cut of cotton from the French brand Gerard Darel was a great find at the market of Fontainebleau a couple of years ago. With the rise of sport chic trend in fashion and following my passion for everything tennis (the sport itself and its esthetics), I decided to turn it into a pleated skirt.