Russian Tales

I always had a fascination for the Slave culture in general, ever since I was a kid but especially when I read Pouchkine for the first time. I was 13 or 14 yrs old and was captivated by the rudeness of the situations, the poetic melancholia, the beautiful drama and the infinite place it lefts for dreaming.

That love for the Slavic world intensified itself with my interest in painting. And this picture set is mostly inspired by the fantastic art of Ilya Repin. (Take a look at my inspiration board).

It is this contrast that I love the most, the contrast of the bitter cold weather and the richness of the fabrics colours, the ornaments, the textures worn by the character in the paintings.

This outfit also is inspired by the oh so beautiful collection Yves Saint Laurent created in 1976, The Ballets Russes.

 

The stars of this set of pictures, definitely are this amazing 70’s Fur Chapka and this incredible Polish Scarf (that I will never sell, sorry). I rarely wear white but this Cape feels so special. I found it last Summer and immediately grabbed it from the shop. I put a cute 40’s rose brooch that are perfectly matching my Rose embroidered boots.

I wear: Chapka / 1960’s Cape / 1970’s Dress / 80’s Belt1940’s Brooch / Polish Scarf (Similar 1/2) / Boots (Similar 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 )

Sorry for the flow of pictures I just really like this set!

 

 

 

 

Inspiration Board – Here

Shot by – My love

Bisouski, Barbara

 

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