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My Summer Must Haves: Milky-White Shirt Dress & Wicker Bag

I can’t imagine summer without a white dress: it’s my personal symbol of warm sunny days. And it makes you feel so ladylike – just what a girl needs to celebrate the long-awaited end of the lockdown.

Не могу представить себе лето без белого платья: для меня это настоящий символ теплых солнечных дней. И оно позволяет мгновенно почувствовать себя женственной – а это именно то, что нам девочкам нужно после долгожданного окончания карантина!

I have a little tradition of buying a new one every year to refresh my summer wardrobe. While in Istanbul, I decided to try a local designer for a change, and I was surprised to discover that the Turkish fashion industry is a serious rival to the Italian one! My fabulous new trench dress made of light milky-white cotton and viscose is by Ipekyol, a trendy Turkish brand with luxe-Bohemian spirit which was founded in 1986.

У меня есть маленькая традиция – покупать новое белое платье каждый сезон, чтобы освежить гардероб. Будучи в Стамбуле, я решила протестировать местных дизайнеров. И удивилась тому, насколько сильную конкуренцию турецкая модная индустрия могла бы создать итальянской! Мое роскошное платье-рубашка из легкого молочного хлопка с вискозой я нашла у Ipekyol, трендового турецкого бренда с люксовой богемной нотой, которой был основан в 1986 году.

Another Turkish brand that you can’t miss is, without any doubt, Mehry Mu bags. The company provides with their exellent quality bags the Turkish royal family, as well A-list celebrities as Saorise Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Palermo and Suri Cruz. Needless to say, the are top bloggers’ favorite.

Еще один турецкий бренд, который нельзя пропустить, – Mehry Mu. Их роскошные сумки безупречного качества регулярно поставляются турецкой королевской семье, а также появляются в руках у знаменитостей уровня Сирши Ронан, Дженнифер Лоуренс, Оливии Палермо и Сури Круз. Излишне говорить, что эти сумки просто обожают блогеры!

Mehry Mu was founded in 2009 by designer Güneş Mutlu. Since than her statement wicker bags with a hint of 1940’s in their elegance and simplicity have conquered the world, being now sold at Bergdoff Goodman in New York, at Net-a-porter and Farfetch. I find my litle Rez bag in beige and red decorated with the Hamsa hand symbol to be a perfect match for my summer dress and Giuseppe Zanotti’s sandals.

Марка Mehry Mu была основана в 2009 году дизайнером Гюнеш Мутлу. С тех пор ее фирменные плетеные сумки с нотой элегантной простоты в духе 1940-х годов продают в Bergdoff Goodman в Нью-Йорке, на Net-a-porter и Farfetch. Моя маленькая сумка Rez в бежево-красных тонах, украшенная символом руки Хамса, просто идеально сочетается с моим новым летним платьем и моими любимыми сандалиями Giuseppe Zanotti.

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Bag, Mehry Mu

Sandals, Giuseppe Zanotti

Hoop Earrings, & Other Stories

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#Escape: Walking Cloudy Milan in My Style Story for ISSUE №25

In times when we can’t really escape anywhere, my fashion story named ‘Escape’ for Archive Magazine is finally out! It was shot in my beloved Milan some months ago by a talented photographer Andrea Squeo, and I was honored to play the roles of both the stylist and the model.
В то время, когда мы не можем никуда сбежать в буквальном смысле, в журнале Issue Magazine вышла моя последняя фешн-съемка под названием “Побег”. Мы снимали ее несколько месяцев назад в моем любимом Милане вместе с талантливым фотографом Андреа Скуэо, и на этот раз я выступила в роли и стилиста, и модели.

As the theme for this fashion story I chose 1980s with its passion for lush volumes, oversize cuts, net stockings, provocative leopard and bourgeois tweed jackets. Mix of textures was the key to the aesthetics of that epoch. I’ve paired red ilk and rough leather, animal print pony hair and nylon, Vichy check and rhinestones, vinyl and panno casentino wool.

Я выбрала 80-е годы как модную концепцию фотосессии: обожаю роскошные объемы, крой оверсайз, провокационный леопардовый принт, колготки в сетку и буржуазный твидовые жакеты, как носили в то время. Микс текстур – ключ к тому, чтобы показать эстетику той эпохи. Поэтому я соединила в образах алый шелк и грубую кожу с золотыми пуговицами, мех пони с анималистичным принтом и нейлон, клетку Виши и сверкающие камни, винил и традиционную итальянскую шерсть панно казентино.

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White trousers (int this case, with a trendy cutout of the hem) have always been my choice for cloudy and dull weather: what can lift up your mood better than a touch of pure light colors? Only a seductive pair of red shoes with sparkling stones!

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Белые брюки (в этом случае с трендовым разрезом в области подола) – мой выбор для мрачной облачной погоды. Что может лучше поднять настроение, чем чистые светлые оттенки? Только пара соблазнительных туфель цвета красного вина со сверкающими камнями!

Don’t be afraid of mixing prints and textures as you feel it. This is how they were doing ir back in 80’s, and this approach is back in fashion once again. I love the play of wide check of the jacket, leopardy wool of the coat and polka dot low-heel pumps. It’s extremely chic!

Не бойтесь смешивать принты и текстуры так, как вам нравится: именно так поступали иконы стиля 80-х, и такой подход снова в моде! Мне нравится миксовать клетку жакета, леопардовую шерсть пальто и мелкий горох лодочек на низком каблуке.

The cape is officially my favorite outerwear for the next fall. It has vintage feel about it, in a city as chic as Milan it’s not considered too much to wear it on weekdays with knee-high boots and a hat inspired by the 70s. I would add a white bag as a trendy contemporary detail.

Это официально: кейп – мой любимый вид верней одежды для будущей осени. Тем более, что в таком роскошном городе. как Милан, не считается зазорным носить его в будние дни в компании высоких сапог до колена и шляпы по моде 70-х. Я буду обязательно добавлять к нему белую сумку в качестве трендовой детали.

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My Interview with Giuseppe Zanotti: Creator of the Sexiest Shoes on Earth

Giuseppe, can you describe your designing process: from an idea to the creation of a shoe?

G. Z.: My favourite way is to start from a simple sketch. I would take an empty paper. It’s very important, a white piece of paper. Your ambition is to realize something on it — whatever. And you design a line, simple line (Giuseppe takes a pencil and draws a shape of a high heel shoe).

Beautiful, you’ve made it in five seconds!

G. Z.: It’s not a technical sketch, it’s just a line. And you know that after 2 hours you can always add something to it: metal, or flowers, or diamonds, or nothing. Or you can do a flat version of the same shoe. So this is the first exercise: to put your ideas onto a white paper. Then you need to write a story for your shoe, like for a movie, to insert it to the whole marketing strategy. And then the realization begins: you need to find materials, shape it, develop first prototypes, cut the leather, do the stitching and then correct it with scissors in hand made mode. And then, if your blood becomes worn by people, then it’s a good shoe. If not, it’s just garbage!

Do you have some hobby apart from your work, like sports, art, hunting?

G. Z.: I’m a bit allergic to sports. I even don’t care about football too much, unlike the majority of Italians. Sometimes I exercise though, about 2 times a week, but it’s always a torture for me, and my coach is my enemy who wants to kill me because I’m cancelling my appointments all the time! I do like art, and I visit lots of museums while travelling for work. I’m inspired by the past and history. I’m collecting contemporary and photography. I also like nature: at home, I have an organic biological garden with cucumbers, watermelons, salad, eggplants and olive trees to produce my own oil. I’m happy when I’m close to nature and animals.

Do you think that photography is real art? Who are your favourite photographers?

G. Z.: I think that photography is a unique medium to catch the atmosphere, the soul, the blood. A good photo should stay with me like a friend, I like having it at home to find inspiration in it all the time. But I don’t appreciate something too strong or too raw. For me, Helmut Newton was a great artist; I find lots of power of women and love in his work. I admire Richard Avedon for elegance as well. I also enjoy a lot the work of my friends who are famous Italian photographers, like Maurizio Galimberti and Carlo Benvenuto.

How do you choose photographers for your ad campaigns?

G. Z.: First of all, they need to capture what your product represents, to render the mood and the idea of the collection. Creating an ad campaign or a look book, it’s always about teamwork. You should have a good art director and stylist to transmit the concept behind the collection, and the photographer needs to have the right sensibility: if the collection is about 1920s, jazz & night, the photographer should be able to shoot in this mood, and also research this vibe in the archives to get into the right aesthetics.

Can you name some well-known people who inspire you and whom you would like to be compared with?

G. Z.: I don’t want to be compared to anyone, but in fashion, I respect a lot the work of Martin Margiela for his purity, Thierry Mugler with whom I worked, Azzedine Alaia who I was lucky to meet many years ago. But it’s not about the fame — I’m inspired by all the people who are strong and who have personality. I also admire the normal people who love what they do, people from the streets — like those who love to cook, or carve wood, or do some construction works for my house. In Italy the hands of people represent real value. We respect expertise and tradition. Simple values of real life: this is where I jump when I’m exhausted by the fashion system.

Which superpower you would like to have?

G. Z.: My superpower would be going to the past with time machine and see the world which was less contaminated than now: the sky was wider, the water purer. We need to educate the population to respect more this crazy planet, and use this lesson that life is giving us now in order to learn something. Using this superpower, I would travel to Rome, Lisbon, Beijing, but also all the small cities of Italy, which are all precious with their castles of XI century. Here in Italy we have 3 000 years of history behind us: the Romans, the Etruscans, we have them in our blood. And, of course, I would take my mobile phone with me and come back with lots of pictures!

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What’s your favourite place in the world?

My living room! When I’m tired after work trips (Milan – New York – Miami –Milan – Rome, etc), I adore being back to my living room, to and my dog, the remote control and a glass of Nebbiolo or pinot noir wine.

Could you describe your brand in terms of values?

G. Z.: Giuseppe Zanotti has good and bad things about it, like all the other brands. The bad, for me, is having too many ideas: I would like to be more edited! The good thing is that we really think a lot about adapting the design to the needs of a woman, trying to give also the comfort when she’s wearing 10 cm of stilettos. We engineer our shoes to give the pleasure of wearing, good shape and stability. Also, my shoes do last!

I can prove it: I bought my first pair of your shoes about 5 years ago, and they still look like new. This is also very sustainable: shoes that last become a good investment.

G. Z.: Yes, I was always thinking that fashion shouldn’t be about throwing your money into a garbage bin. It’s interesting that nowadays I often see my shoes of 20 years ago in vintages stores. And I buy them, to have them in my archives, to learn from the crazy and ambitious ideas that I had in those times.

What is the best piece of advice one can receive in the fashion world?

G. Z.: Keep calm, relax. In fashion everything is fast and furious; everyone wants the things be done immediately. And also people often dream about working in the fashion sphere to get the taste of this privileged world with its atmosphere of luxury. And it’s a wrong approach. To work in fashion, you need to learn seriously: study materials, colours, stones. You need to be experienced. In fashion, you should work with passion and patience.

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Best shows from Milan fashion week aw 19 served

This end of February in Milan was dressed up in juicy colours sometimes even in psychedelic ones to spark the streets. With last ones Prada is a big helper. I felt a wind of change from the 1st day of fashion week starting from Next Green Talents. So happy finally fashion trying to be conscious about its environment impact and brings sustainable clothing. 12 international designers presented sustainable collections for project with Yoox, between you may find their limited edition pieces there.

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Этот конец февраля в Милане был наряжен сочными цветами иногда даже в психоделическими, улицы искрились красками. С последними prada – крупный помощник. Я почувствовала ветер перемен начиная с 1-го дня недели моды и Next Green Talents. Была очень рада видеть, что мода, наконец,  пытается быть сознательной о своем влиянии на окружающую среду и делает акцент на экологичную одежду. 12 международных дизайнеров представили свои эко коллекции для проекта с Yoox, между прочим вы можете найти их лимитированную  линейку именно там.

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To follow was spectacular show of Moncler Genius concept which is a proof that massive corporate projects, when well considered, can support wild and seductive flights of imagination. No doubts it is a new era of fashion week events.

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После было захватывающее шоу концепта Монклер Genius, которое было явным доказательством, что масштабные  корпоративные проекты, когда хорошо рассчитаны, могут поддержать дикие и обольстительные полеты воображения. Без сомнений это новая эра событий недели моды.

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Next day was all about Emporio Armani and his freestyle from fashion to caffe re-opening. He claims to have freedom to dress as you feel and choose without following pre-set schemes. Thats what i love about him and think that its vital. Unexpected harmony of colours and final touch of rouge at finale knocked me down.

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Следующий день был посвящен Эмпорио Армани и его свободному  стилю от моды до повторного открытия кафе. Он заявляет о свободе одеваться так как вы чувствуете и о выборе без каких-то заданных схем. Это как раз то, что я люблю в нем и думаю что это насущно. Неожиданная гармония цветов и последний акцент на красном в финале сбили меня с ног.

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Every fashion week Friday starts at Tod’s, i was wondering why don’t they make it like a breakfast tradition? Elegance in heart might be the best refreshment of civilized living. What i admire about Tod’s that they spread spontaneous and in the same time tres chic Italian elegance with boyish cut and unexpected twist of accessories. Truly get my gaze on collection, no wonder why they called it #italiangaze.

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Каждая пятница недели моды начинается в Тодс, я задалась вопросом, почему бы не сделать ее ритуалом для завтрака? Элегантность в сердце может быть лучшим освежением цивилизованного существования. Что меня восхищают в Тодс, это как они несут самопроизвольную и в то же время tres chic итальянскую элегантность с ребяческим покроем и неожиданным твистом аксессуаров. Действительно, мой пристальный взгляд был прикован к коллекции, неудивительно, почему они назвали ее #italiangaze.

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Another standing out moment was delivered by Giuseppe Zanotti courtesy and his contemporary rock-n-roll spirited shoe collection. I would define it as “killer shoes”. This time his collection was about elegance and unexpected cool touch. Thats why, Olivia Palermo every year at his presentation!!! 

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Другой выделяющийся момент был доставлен любезностью Джузеппе Занотти и его современной с духом рок-н-ролла коллекцией обуви. Я бы обозначила ее как «обувь чтоб сразить на повал». На этот раз его коллекция была об элегантности с неожиданной характерной чертой. Вот почему Оливия Пэлермо каждый год на его презентации!!!

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This season i took it monochrome and has more accent on details and accessories. Discover this two great ensembles that easy to copy: 

Tuxedo YSL

Carla G star top

OVS vinyl pants

Ray Ban glasses

A.cloud Bag

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Mexican traditional poncho

Anteprima knit dress

Bottega Veneta tote 

YSL pumps 

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3 standout sandals for hot summer

If there is something that I can guarantee as a good investment is a good pair of sandals to live in every summer. Yes, i am talking about flat ones and easy breezy pieces that good for town and for sea voyage)

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wear those jeweled Giuseppe Zanotti and feel like in Venice Beach everywehere 

Though a simple thongs will come with a high price tag, you are sure to get your money worth , cos they will last you forever and will go with every summery look !!! (if you will treat them good) 

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From the classic cutoffs beachy look to romantic dresses,  you can wear these sandals everywhere. Follow my instagram and see how many ensembles i will do with them. Enjoy 

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sparkling day and night cos why not ? find those hotties at Rene Caovilla 

Eсли есть что-то, что я могу гарантировать, как хорошую инвестицию так это хорошая пара сандалий, для жизни каждым летом. Да, я говорю о плоских и освежающих сандалиях, подходящих для города и для морского отдыха)

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classics are always good idea, find those babies at Chanel 

Хотя простые босоножки -сланцы высокой ценовой категории, несомненно, вы получите денежную ценность, потому что они будут служить вечность и пойдут с каждым летним образом !!! (если будете за ними ухаживать )

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От классического пляжного образа с шортами  к романтичным платьям, вы можете носить эти сандалии везде. Следите за моим Instagram и смотрите, сколько ансамблей сделаю я. Enjoy 

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