Sunday, September 18, 2011

From Russia with Love: Ulyana Sergeenko

Ulyana Sergeenko
This post is two-fold:

One: I have an agenda - I think that Russian girls have been misrepresented in the western media since the beginning of Cold War and I plan to do something about it.

Every time there's a Russian female character anywhere in the entertainment media it's usually either a crazy-ass fug - SNL skits are most famous for that - or a materialistic, ruthless gold-digger.

Not all Russian women look like Fred Armisen in a wig, y'all!
So with this post i'm starting a short series "From Russa with Love" to educate those who think that all russian girls have one leg like a sicle and another like a hammer and they all are after your hard earned cash.

Second: I see a lot of post on New York Fashion Week and it's the same old stuff over and over.  There's much more beauty in the fashion world than just the handfull of Marcs, Toms and Viviennes.  You can find wonderful and inspiring designs if you venture off the beatten path and open your eyes and hearts to the new.

Check out Ulyana Sergeenko - certified fashionista, decent photographer, budding designer and all around beautyful woman. 

Her first collection Fall-Winter 2011 debuted in April of this year and to me it looks like Dior's New Look but with A La Russe twist.  I love everything about this photoshoot - the clothes, choice of the models, make-up, accessories and even background - it's all very russophile but not cartoon-ey.

Ulyana was born in the 1970s, so there's a nostalgic nods to that time - and Soviet Union- in her mini dresses. For instance, i had exactly same uniform like a girl with brown dress and black pinafor.




Ulyana Sergeenko as she is:

If you can't get enough of her, go to her official blog and tell her i sent you!



mymihaslittlefairy said...

Черное платье в белым воротничком меня покорило, а красные туфли просто с ума свели!

SassyUptownChic said...

beautiful photos! thanks for bringing an awareness to this. :)It's crazy how Russian women are depicted.

SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

Clara Turbay said...

I like all of them.

Amin said...

Salam ...Uzun paltarlar hemishe qadina yarashir...

kirstyb said...

amazing x

Lindsey said...

Thanks for featureing new designers! Classic outfits and cute shoes!

The Editor said...

this entire collection is perfect, vintage inspired but not too showing, love the third look demure feel. High necks and sheer fabrics; perfect plays on modesty.

i.r. said...

Thanks ladies! I knew y'all will like Ulyana & her clothes!

@Amin - 100 fayiz!

Marisa said...

OMGeeeeeee!!!!! I'm absolutely Swooning over every single looking in this collection I want to wear EVERYTHING right now as I type this!!!! <3 #inLove

Shurooq Al Haremi said...

I love all of them! stunning and the way the dresses fit their bodies perfectly! x

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