December 18, 2014

Eternal Girl


If you forgot I have a wonderful section on my blog which is all about designers and interesting projects. This time I want to share a wonderful interview I've done with Julia, accessory designer (visit her Etsy shop Eternal Girl) and blogger from Puella Aeterna.




1 you own a blog and a shop. What came first? Is mixed in some kind of way for you?

My shop came first. I started blogging to update my fans about my latest designs.

2 which are you sources of inspiration?
I get inspired from henna and mehndi art. I fell in love with the cultural experience of the design and special symbolism.

3 I was smitten with artwork of your necklaces. Did you learn to paint somewhere?
I have not studied art professionally. I have always loved to draw and paint ever since I was young.



4 Tell us about the piece you ever designed
The necklaces I design are all hand-drawn. Each necklace is created with a unique, henna inspired pattern mixed with my own style. The images are secured in an antique styled, bronze pendant with a round glass covering. It is made with a bronze metal chain.

5 A little survey for Inside and Outside blog: some say talented in fashion kids usually try to make their toys look better (repainting for example) did you do something like that? And if you did then what?

I remember when I was young, I liked to make a lot of bracelets out of sewing thread, beads, and yarn.



Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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December 12, 2014

Travel tips

Recently wonderful guys from RelayRides asked me to write about my travels. I do love traveling and for me it's amazing to travel no matter where (so prepare for a huge post). I was very happy to share my thoughts about it as actually due to changes in my life for now we are not traveling as often and big as we did before.
Each travel starts with packing a bag. Each bag should work. Also a good bag or a backpack works the best if you empty it and carry along during the walk having some necessary extra stuff with you.
I'm a fan of light travels. Usually my hubby and I wear a simple backpack where we put everything we need. Two weeks trip to NY and Costa Rica was made with two backpacks (each qualified for worst condition hand luggage size) and a camera bag. I usually work my closet to vary the most with least of clothes. But there are some essential things I take always like at least on sweater even if it's summer because nobody knows may be we end up somewhere in cooler part like mountains of would have a long walk late in the night). And you can never be sure about the weather: e.g. in 2013 in late May Max and I were in Italy. During the planning we check the forecasts and took swimsuits instead we were running across the Milano looking for an extra sweater. Or in 2014 in Sweden we couldn't sky because there accidentally were no snow ( we couldn't avoid it as there still was a chance slopes would reopen next day which didn't happen).
The basic tip about short travels - plan you outfits before the trip if you don't want to end up with a pack of stuff you can't normally mix. Not sure about the mood - accessory would definitely help.
Now lets imagine we are going for a weekend trip right now:
2 bright light sweaters (one would probably on for the airport), one of them would also work with blouse or shirt under
2 undertows (probably a tank top)
a shirt
extra pants (even for a weekend extra pants are necessary - you can't guarantee you would fall, get a stain eating or else. Tip - if you don't have enough space  better throw your extra sweater or top off but never pants). Plus they make a great add to outfits. I don't recommend skirts at all as I usually walk a lot and want to be sure I'm not showing my panties if I saw something interesting and want to see it closer or accidentally decide to go off road.
boots (fine boots, ones you are completely confident with. Tip - new shoes are always a bad idea for travels)
3 pairs of socks + one extra which carry along during the walk
things you need for hygiene like toothbrushes each in travel size, don't forget medicine you need or may need (like I always even during the winter take my allergic pills even though I'm allergic to blooming. Tip (!) if you have some food allergy and you may be out of big touristic places make sure you have a list of things you are allergic to in native language; I'm allergic to honey and this tip saved me million times).
Documents. Tip check million times before leaving. It's also good to have a travel document case.
Travel size make up kit - for example I have Dior make up kit, which actually gives me everything I need for basic make up)
Tablet pc (phone can discharge if you have more important calls you planned and it's easier to check maps on it, plus you can carry along come movies you may want to watch before going to sleep with your companion which is always impossible with a phone, even the lightest laptop could never work fine on street and it's heavier).
Accessories. Usually rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets doesn't need much space or weight too much. Take more than you need because good accessory can make your outfit sparkle and make you feel different in a flash. I also take at least two hats (seasons doesn't matter). My hubs' and my hat sizes are almost the same so we share the hat collection. One on me and other on him - no actual extra luggage but a great add to any outfit. Plus it works good if it happens to rain and you need time to pull you umbrella  out of bag.
You can also add some fine and small add of LBD and small pumps if you think you might need some formal wear. For example, never be sure you wouldn't end up on classic music concert or opera in Wien.

























Look at the example (it's Oslo trip for 3,5 days) - it shows my basic travel choice. I had two sweaters and two pairs or pants. I actually haven't 'killed' pair from the first photo but made my 'necessary extra' work next day + I had extra accessory which I used and extra hat - scarf, shoes, coat, gloves are the same.
By the way, some posts before I showed my newest backpack from Fecbek which is amazing for travels. It's big enough so for a weekend trip for two actually.
I also wanted to share the link about airport rentals in USA from this company which is very useful during trips in there and after all renting in airport saves time - isn't it exactly what we need during short trips?

Tell me your secrets of perfect light travel kit.
 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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December 11, 2014

Blue dresses

Talking about clothes and dresses for me there is one color which I love the most - blue. For me blue could never be a 'miss' not matter what. Even if I talk about puffy dresses. In fact for me this post is a very fun experience - to write about something I wouldn't normally suggest. I teamed up with  Sweetquinceaneradress. This time I browsed through Blue Quinceanera Dresses. Blue is my favourite color which helps a lot with those dresses. Having tons of Birthdays in December among family and close friends make it easier. Being older than 15 is making things a little harder as I basically can't imagine my 15 year-old self wearing any of those dresses. But if I had a younger sister which dress would I suggest?
Quinceanera as far I could google is 15th Birthday, pretty much the same with Sweet Sixteen. So the day should be BIG. By the way, in Russia the closest analog is 14th Birthday - after which a person get most of the adult rights. We don't celebrate it widely (or we do, I'm sure because basically I don't know many people of that age, just couple of boys who happen to be not interested in Birthdays at all). But nevertheless there are many people for whom it's not just a date in the Calendar, it's some kind of line they should pass. For someone it means they grew up, for some it's saying goodbye to childhood for someone it's just a beautiful date you should feel special about. It's very important to feel confident and special that day. During birthdays I often forget it happens no matter if I'm celebrating it with family, friends or with hubby somewhere overseas. Clothes always help in that matter esp if your day is very busy. Often we have check what is organized, work or something like that. In the end of the day you can forget about that. That's when party dresses help. Simply putting on such dress make you feel special. Getting back to the subject what I got from browsing Blue Quinceanera Dresses is that on her 15th birthday you should look like a real princess! That do you need for that? It should be long. The skirt should be big. It should form the body (esp if it's not fully formed). It should sparkle. Something else? You should love it!



There are mor options but I've chosen ones I loved the most. Which is your fave?


Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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December 9, 2014

Shoes day

Some time ago I've attended to a wonderful presentation! It was from Russian brand Tervolina and I adored the collection s/s15. Chic wearable, I think I'll definitely get something from it. Pretty place, extremely nice people from PR Trend who I am always happy to meet and shoe paradise.
Here are some photos from the event:




As for my outfit I've chosen orange-yellow mix which is both comfy and easy to wear. There is nothing new about - just some my fave pieces combined. I also wanted to mention my necklace from Bornpretty - how cute this charming Octopus is! easy to wear and always makes your look a little cuter. If you want to order something from Bornpretty you can also use coupon code YEET10 to get 10% discount.


This is a contribution to Share in Style. Are you in?

I was wearing:
DVF pants
Longchamp bag
c/o Bornpretty Octopus necklace
Topshop coat and jacket
Borrowed shoes from my Mom (looks like permanently)

 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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December 7, 2014

Giveaway to make your Brows happy

I'm extremely sorry for being off blogging for a little while. But I have something awesome for you to say I'm sorry. It's a giveaway!
This I'm hosting one of the best giveaways ever. Why? I'd love to win in it myself. It's a brow work kit. As for me makeup routine which I'm not often talking (ok, never) is mostly concentrated on my brows. It's my weakest point ever. I doubt I ever publish my brows without little touch. And when I got the opportunity to share one great brows product  from Billion Dollar I was very happy. I think it could be great opportunity to win it for gals having same issues as I do or other ladies wishing to look even better. After all, there are few things making your face look more bright and natural when fine made brows. No matter is you are blond or brunette this Billion Dollar kit would make your brows happy. Billion Dollar Brows Holiday Campaign - may be it'll be you who got this great present for upcoming holidays?
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Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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