Posts tagged ‘Russia’

October 22, 2011

Camilla Belle at the Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion Show At Pashkova House in Moscow + Our Runway Picks


Camilla Belle


Salvatore Ferragamo Cedir Pump - $595 -


Italian designer Massimiliano Giornetti

Trends: Tropical Prints, Patterns, Metallics, Strappy Peep-Toe Heels, Burnt Orange, Thigh-High Slits, Suede, Sleek Romantic Side-Parted Hair.

Theme: Safari Chic

Menswear: Denim vs Khaki

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images Europe and Polyvore


April 15, 2011

Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Autumn/Winter 2011 Day 5 – Global Fashion

Lena Tsokalenko

WHO: Petr Yakovlev, Lena Tsokalenko, YanaStasia

WHAT: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Fall/Winter 2011/2012 – Day 5

WHEN: March 31st to April 5th

WHERE: Moscow, Russia


Petr Yakovlev: Black versus red wear, edgy trench coats, fur accessories.

Lena Tsokalenko: Tailored blouses and shirts, long length dresses that tend to cling but flow, LOBDs as in Long Black Dresses, maxi skirts, shades of beige, black & grey (no bright colors!!!) nude, subdued, understated makeup to offset the dramatic and elegant flare of the somewhat classic collection.

YanaStasia: Think Hawaiian Luau in Russia. Yes, we think that about sums it up. See for yourselves in the slideshow below.  Yanastasia’s collection cannot be over-explained, it’s best if you see it in all its glory with your own eyes. 🙂

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Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe

April 15, 2011

Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Autumn/Winter 2011 Day 4 – Global Fashion

James Long

WHO: James Long, Yana Gataullina, Dmitry Loginov by Arsenicum

WHAT: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Fall/Winter 2011/2012 – Day 4

WHEN: March 31st to April 5th

WHERE: Moscow, Russia

James Long


Jason Long: Willow hair, dewy skin, long flowing gowns, sweaters, shawls, pencil pants, white versus black…

Yana Gautallina: Think the black swan meets fashion runway chic, form-fitting mini dresses, tutus, opaque stockings, sharp shoulder pads, dark edgy theme…

Dmitry Loginov by Arsenicum:  Cate Blanchett’s style meets Tilda Swinton’s, electric blue, fish net sweaters, maxi gowns, long-sleeved form-fitting gowns, trench coats, hooded dresses, leather gloves…

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Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe


April 14, 2011

The Best of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Autumn/Winter 2011 Day 3 – Global Fashion

Laboratoriya 13

WHO: Fashion Designers (Rusudan Kobyakova, Laboratoriya 13, Farah Khan, Gulnara Karimova, Eleonor Fashion House and Elena Souproun)

WHAT: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Fall/Winter 2011/2012 – Day 3

WHEN: March 31st to April 5th

WHERE : Moscow, Russia

Laboratoriya 13 Runway Trends Included: dual tones, nude lips versus edgy-eyes, sideways pony tail, Nun versus Demon child looks, sheer versus opaque, leg warmers and the return of the elevated platform pumps.

Farah Khan Trends included: Colorful sequins blouses and tank tops.

Gulnara Karimova brought a touch of edge, elegance and romance with shades of white, black and gold, flowers, open-toe heels, plunging neck lines, ethnic prints and nude makeup. Other trends from this show included the sideways ‘Heidi’ bun and peep-toe pumps.

Another designer who taunted naughty extremes on day 3 was  Eleonor Fashion House with classy and elegant wedding gown displays flanked by borderline trashy bridesmaid looks in sky-high heels and micro-mini skirts and micro-mini dresses (with cleavage display) and maxi dresses with slits as high up as to the pelvic bone… Yikes!

We loved this awesome trench coat dress from the Elena Souproun collection which can be viewed along with all the other highlights from day 3 in our slideshow below.

Vitaliya Bykova

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Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe


April 13, 2011

The Best of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Autumn/Winter 2011 Day 1 – Global Fashion

David & Aleksander

WHO: Russian Fashion Designers

WHAT: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Fall/Winter 2011/2012 – Day 1

WHEN: March 31st to April 5th

WHERE : Moscow, Russia

What Stood Out?

Slava Zaitsevhad enough designs in his Fall/Winter collection to fulfill the designer requirement for at least a full year (or even more) worth of fashion week(s) display(s). There was color and lots of it, just because these two seasons are colder does not mean they have to be boring. We think that was the idea behind it all. Lots of layering going on and not just for the clothes but the shoes and the boots too. Different colors and patterns with each new showcase, the more elaborate the better. Fur, fur, fur!!! (Sorry PETA, we love you but it gets extremely cold in Russia), Opaque stockings, opaque gloves, matching summer-colored opaque stockings and gloves. Big fancy hats, the more flamboyant the better. Floral evening gowns, metallic evening gowns, you name it, you got it. Other trends included but were not limited to: The flapper look, prints, Scottish kilts, trench coats, top-hats, silver chains, beads, feathers, bows, scarves, blood-red lips, smoking-eye (okay now we’re out of breath) and this is all from just one designer’s showcase. Phew! We’ve selected our favorites (and they were many) which can be viewed below.

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Nadya Glaskova, Mariya Tsuman and Alla Belchenkova during the ContrFashion show,  the theme of this segment was very Alice-in-Wonderland meets the Snow-Queen. From Glaskova’s contrasting makeup theme (light eye-makeup versus dark lips) to match the black and white theme of the dresses in her show to the persistent color-blocking from Belchenkova’s displays. Other trends included : foot-less tights, opaque stockings and high buns.

Nadya Glaskova

Mariya Tsuman

Alla Belchenkova

Diktons had prints, sequins, mini skirts, wool sweaters and very slick hair trends. Etiem by Javier Canas still had summer in mind when designing with lots of color, lots of thin-fabric dresses, prints, strappy heel trends. Jota + Ge was quite festive, Caramelo had stunning LBDs that could!!!! And great stuff for men too, David & Aleksander think Lady Gaga Fashion and Lyudmila Norsoyan had trends that included: sideways pony tails, edgy makeup with lots of sheer burnt orange heavy on the dramatic-eye, scarf dresses, shawls as dresses, her use of this fashion accessory was very commendable.

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Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe

For more on MBFW-Russia please visit the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia’s Official Website

March 21, 2011

Monica Bellucci at the D&G and Martini Gala 2011


Monica Bellucci attends the Dolce&Gabbana and Martini dinner at the Italian Ambassador's residence on March 17, 2011 in Moscow, Russia. (This image has been retouched)


Who: Monica Bellucci

Where: The Dolce&Gabbana and Martini dinner at the Italian Ambassador’s residence.

When: March 17, 2011 in Moscow, Russia

Fashionwidget Verdict: A

We are quite positive this lovely black gown she is wearing is a design by Dolce&Gabbana, the party host but nevertheless we’ll await confirmation from the powers that be. The caption for this photo carries a disclaimer stating that the ‘photo has been retouched’ and we puzzled as to why because to us Monica looks like the epitome of beauty, style and grace without camera tricks and what not.  If only some of her contemporaries would take a lesson from her on how to dress your age and still turn heads. We shall refrain from pointing fingers and/or naming names. *Wink Grin*

– Fashionwidget

Photo Credit: Victor Boyko/DolceGabbana/Getty Images Europe

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