#1. My three years at La Terrasse du 7e

This isn’t going to be a story about some random place I worked in, or a place where something particularly memorable happened. Quite on the contrary, my following impressions describe a restaurant that slowly became a background for my life in Paris. I moved to France on September 2 three years ago. The very first […]

Explore Paris: the first one

The most common question I receive about Paris: how to get the best insider experience even if you’re in the city for just a couple of days? Everyone wants to know the genuine taste of this highly idealized city and nobody wants to feel (or behave!) like a tourist. This September will mark my third […]

Why designers don’t really have a voice anymore

Action takes place in Paris, just half an hour before Ann Demeulemeester’s Spring/Summer 2018 show. A rather lazy fashion crowd doesn’t rush to enter the AccorHotels Arena, where the presentation is going to be held. Budding and more professional street style photographers are desperately searching for someone exceptional to fill their memory cards with. They […]

What Chanel bag factory looks like from within

Earlier this year, I found myself in one of the best-kept secrets of the Chanel universe: its handbag factory located outside of Paris. Here are created supremely sophisticated designs which a strong cultural impact: style trophies, in a way. The process behind their fabrication is intriguing and mesmerizing. The place is as mystical and fascinating […]

How Peter Knapp liberated women

When we look at fashion editorials today, rarely we tend to ponder how much they reflect the times we live in.  The photographs often seem (especially for those not initiated) as innocent, spontaneous outbursts of creativity, which have more to do with aesthetic whims than stark everyday life and its realities. And yet, after several […]

In the magical fields of Chanel

A gentle breeze is caressing my face and my hair. It’s the last day of spring but the weather, with its enveloping warmth and dizzying intensity, is casting its summerish charm all around. Delicate jasmine petals are dancing gently under the sun, accompanied by flirtatious tuberoses, shy May roses (Rose de Mai), modest geraniums and […]

Valentin Yudashkin F/W 2018: Moscow winter

For his new collection, Valentin Yudashkin had one specific image in mind: Moscow winter. But what exactly does it convey? The first references and associations are obvious: snow-covered streets; beauty of a historical city wrapped in thick white layers, just like a warm, puffy coat. However,  philosophy underpinning the sartorial exquisiteness the designer wanted to […]

John Galliano F/W 2018: melancholy in America

Here I am in Hotel le Marois again. The last guests are searching inactively for their seats, wandering with invitations in hands, because, actually, there’s no need to find one’s place and sit down too soon – fashion weeks are splendid spectacles, not only because of the clothes, but locations as well. How beautiful is […]

Les Parisiennes formidables: Fantine Reucha

The interview series “Les Parisiennes formidables” is dedicated for inspiring women I have met in this city. Despite the fact that the “Parisian woman” myth has become a prevalent cliché whose real existence can be questioned, these passionate and inspiring women have proved me countless times that a certain Parisian sensibility and approach to life […]

Chanel beauté S/S ’18: all about Naples

The sun is rising over Naples: a multicultural, historical, vibrant hub of hedonism, an undiscovered Italian jewel. Look at its pastel-colored peeled walls, grandiose buildings, fragments of greenery and bewitching views over the slopes of Vesuvius, little boats in the Naples Bay and the famous Amalfi coast itself… Everything comes to life and blossoms in […]

One day with me

When people ask me what a day in my life looks like, I usually sigh and have absolutely no idea what to say. Therefore, I usually end up saying something absolutely random. When I started thinking about writing a post about my daily life as a freelance journalist/writer, I understood the reason underpinning my obvious […]

Paris in four years

When I first came across @parisinfourmonths account on Instagram and hit the “follow” button for its envy-inducing photos reflecting a quintessentially Parisian lifestyle (strolls around the city, flowers, fashion and style, of course, included) I had little knowledge of the person behind all of this. Judging from the name, I assumed it was a documentation […]

Picturesque Côte d’Azur

I have been dreaming about visiting French Riviera since I got a glimpse of it in the previously famous and quite widely used picture platform Flickr (of course, that was before Instagram times). I probably was in my first school years and my imagination had been obsessed with its polished and dreamy beaches, bubblegum-colored houses and […]

The good guy Brussels

What can you do in almost 4 hours? From my experience, it would be write one or two articles, watch a bunch of TV series episodes (I’ve noticed that my favorites are no longer than 20 minutes), for many it would probably be quite a generous amount of sleep before the exam (especially if the […]

H&M Studio S/S 2017: First look

With so many seismic shifts changing the landscape of fashion for the past several seasons, there aren’t any doubts that we’re entering a new epoch where absolutely all the traditional, rigid rules are being unmercifully shattered: What models do we want to see on the stage? What kind of attitude do we want designers to […]