Velvet was once royal and it hasn’t forgotten about that. Even though the industrial revolution has made velvet affordable to the masses, it still remains a fabric that stands out from the crowd. Gordon Richardson, creative director of Topman, explains the fabric’s appeal: “Velvet is one of those perennial classics that are faintly nostalgic, reminiscent of simpler, noble times,” he says. “And it is particularly good at taking on colour due to its sumptuous depth of pile.” And indeed, some of the richest colors can be produced when dying velvet. Although velvet is a lavish fabric, you can easily wear an all-velvet outfit and still not look as if you’re exhibiting this year’s high-end upholstery fabrics. “There is an overriding sex appeal to velvet,” says Tony Glenville, creative director at London College of Fashion. Continue Reading

Before refrigeration, spices such as ginger were once used to preserve food. They are rich in antioxidants, which help retard the damaging effects of oxidation. Ginger helps you stay healthy, that’s why ginger-based recipes are so popular. In this post I’m giving you a recipe for ginger chicken soup which will keep you healthy and the boiled chicken from it will serve very well for the second recipe in this post, and that is chicken salad which is absolutely delicious. I had it this morning, so it’s a personal guarantee for the taste 🙂 Continue Reading

Ruins are the best ground for building a masterpiece. If that’s true, then the place I’m in has got a lot of fucking potential. And today, I’m not looking for beautiful places to take pics, today I’m simply walking the streets and stopping at a building that resembles all others. I always admired the color black. It has sobriety, personality, it’s got the necessary and the sufficient, in a word-everything. When in doubt, you have to know that all-black guarantees impeccable style. And let’s hope that Coco Chanel was right, and if dressed impeccably, they won’t remember the clothes of a woman or the ruins surrounding her, just the woman. Continue Reading

A lot of myths that have been around for decades are being busted currently, as science is advancing at a rapid pace, and one of these myths is that the healthiest time to get some sun is in the evening. First we need to determine whether you want to get a regular bronze or you want to get a dark tan while replenishing your vitamin D supplies. Continue Reading

Acne is a problem not only for teenagers but for every fifth adult as well. Most people get the type of acne called acne vulgaris, which can appear on your face, neck, shoulders, back, and chest. It’s an infectious disease, triggered by bacteria. In some cases, it produces large and painful lesions. Topical administration of (creams, gels, lotions) can decrease the amount of sebum produced by the skin, enhances the cell change and kills bacteria which leads to a decrease in inflammation. Continue Reading

So here I am, somewhere deep in the country, wearing this awesome, linen, knitted Ivana Helsinki dress, all covered in gold threads. Its heavy fabric makes it fall beautifully just a bit below the knee-my favorite skirt length. Tight enough to show I’m a woman, but loose enough to show I’m a lady…and so the story begins…a friend of mine told me the other day when I complemented her cool look “well, I’m going out with you tonight and I know you’ll get the style I’m wearing so I could wear what I want, but I don’t dress this way when I’m with other people because they won’t get me”. I was saddened to hear that. If there’s something I want you to take with you from my blog, is that you should be as wild as your heart wants you to be, because those are the only moments when you’re truly alive. Continue Reading

Blueberries are packed with potent antioxidants, and have been shown to improve learning and memory in laboratory animals. Perhaps the best reason of all to eat them is that they’re delicious, especially when combined
with almonds. Continue Reading

A couple of months ago, I decided to give Kiehl’s a try and I wrote several posts on the topic. I’ve been using these products since and now I can give you an informed opinion on their long-term effect on your skin. Continue Reading

This post is about the pigmentation of the skin that is a real problem for some of you. Now that spring is here, the sun rays cause a lot of trouble for some of you, my dear readers, acting aggressively on your skin, leading to skin pigmentation. Continue Reading

It’s so wonderfully easy to do a photoshoot on a snowy day. Any look goes. As a kid, I remember, I used to love snow, all of us did. It was like snow carried happiness in itself. It’s one of the few absolutely beautiful things that do not carry a battlefield within. It’s neutral. It makes no demands on us whatsoever. It’s just there. It erases everything superfluous. There are no roads. No choices to make. Continue Reading