Soviet Union Hipsters – Stilyagi

Soviet Union Hipsters - Stilyagi

For foreigners curious about Russia, the first place they usually go is to Russian films. Lucky for them, there’s a great number of Russian films widely available on the internet today. Mosfilm for instance upload their large catalogue on Youtube and include English subtitles. Here is an open window into Russian and Soviet culture that… Continue reading


National Fashions: Festive Dress Exhibition

festive dress

National Fashions: Festive Dress Exhibition Festive dress depicts a culture like nothing else! Some of my best afternoons in Moscow involve happening upon an exhibition that is right up my alley when I least expect it. On a recent visit to the Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 (Музей Отечественной войны 1812 г.), a… Continue reading


Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out If you love fashion and, like me, live in sweet denial of the dire state of your bank account- I mean, broke IS the new Birkin- then Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is the place to be. Probably the biggest fashion event in the capital, Fashion Night Out will be taking place… Continue reading


St. Petersburg Fashion Week 2014

With its streets flooded with chic and stylish individuals, is it any wonder that St. Petersburg is considered not only the cultural, but also the fashion capital of Russia? Every year, fashionistas from around the world flock to the city to catch a glimpse of the year’s upcoming trends and emerging designers. There is, of… Continue reading


Shows on Fashion History in Riga: “The Ladies’ Paradise”!

Tomorrow night is the first appointment of “The Ladies’ Paradise”, a series of 10 night performances (1o pm to 1 am) that every thursday, until 21 August, will offer ten fashion designers’ interpretations of the European fashion history of the 20th century. The performances will take place at the Culture Chalet “Esplanade 2014”, one of the focal points… Continue reading