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SEX & FASHION

I am happy to announce the beginning of my contribution to LuxAddicted and special for main character ISA. There are short stories about life, love and fashion at the French Riviera.

About two years ago I met ISA and worked with her as a fashion stylist. Time later we became a good friends. I call her my MUSE. Look at my styling editorial with her, please, and you will understand!

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Ladies and Gentlemen! Get to the point! My first story “Two milk glasses. Part I”. Don’t be too strict…

TWO MILK GLASSES. Part I

Sport car wheels were adding miles every second on hot asphalt highway. On the left side the Mediterranean covered all possible to an eye angles without any borders.

As the day was close to the its end like when we see a silhouette of moon in the daytime, the waves were getting ready to meet the night.

Isa’s body has been thrown in the seat from one side to another on the hairpin bend of serpentine. At times, she stopped at the curb; catch her breath to calm down nausea. She gave more then 2 years to those territories and roads, but could never come in agreement with the local mountain scenery and intricate turns of the track. During those years, Isa accustomed her wardrobe to the unusual climate. Spoiled by cool climate, being lover of soft angora wool and sable fur, she again reshaped her views and preferences. On the labels «silk» and «cotton» instead of «lamb wool» were increasingly loomed. “Sonya Rykiel” was tightly packed in trunks and was silently hanging in the spacious dressing room. The most famous knitwear of this legendry French went to the back of the little life stories of female life flowing in hot temperature of the French Riviera. A word of espadrilles, which used to be associated only with the Spanish military, quickly materialized in the life of Isa’s colourful variety of options.

no5The airport was about ten miles. Heart was vividly thrilling with the sensor level of gasoline, which strongly resembled the depletion of the tank. Wheels and speed were ringing closer the long-awaited meeting, which promised a peaceful inevitable resurrection after breaking up. Strong female hands compressed the steering wheel in trembling excitement, the smell of perfume caused infinitive irritation and intoxication. Isa, the same Isa, who was courageously put together frayed jeans and Chanel №5 in a single day look, confused and spread out in space in exciting fever. An intellectual with a broken psyche without stopping chewed a bitter Swiss chocolate, watching the plane coming in to land.

On a small parking lot at the airport Isa stopped the engine and got out of the car. Burberry heels slowly but rhythmical created an attractive female self-confident sound on the way to the terminal.

Official free tranclation by ISA

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Yves Saint Laurent made my style. Chapter I

ae8e43dbae0123cbc9515e26f795730fI bought my first Yves Saint Laurent at the age of 21. It were classic fuchsia pumps with famous gold “YSL” sign inside. Then were the second, and the third…

Meanwhile “every year women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…This is known as Fashion Week” (Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City). They felt a fashion spirit always keeping  fingers on the trend pulse and chose their own style. New York with Fashion Week was very far from me as Paris, London and Milan. Only new Vogue issue and pair of shoes made me feel that fashion is near by me.

6510ccf0f7602133e8c5a3342f062889At the age 24 I became a fashion insider and now I’m a part of difficult magic mechanism of fashionable world that is very demanded on the way you look. A strong sense of personal style makes people be unique.  “Fashion fades, style is eternal” Yves Saint Laurent once said. There are no seasons, no trends. A personality cannot be changed. Style is a non-verbal language. One day it shouts loudly , another it is shy. Everyday outfits makes me feel harmony and favorite white silk transparent blouse talks more than words.

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Once after I have dropped a glance at Yves St. Laurent campaign  I saw reflection of my inner femininity. It seemed that glamorous smell of woman skin penetrate through the magazine and this woman from glossy page should be muse. She is a spotlight with heightened sex appeal. Season by season I convinced that YSL-girl brave and desirable. I want me to be SHE. I was born to wear YSL black smoking jackets.

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Lace, silk, transparency and Masculine – Feminine balance, sexuality and black smoking. YSL-girl is a true icon, she is passionate and always carry red lipstick in the back pocket of jeans. Her beauty does not shout loud. It is quiet and charming like magic parisian night.

YSL-girl is not afraid to wear a wide-brim hat and forget about lingerie. She doesn’t smile to strangers.

Due to work of huge fashion team from couturier, models to photographer and stylist thousand women in the world feel themselves always self-confident and free. New YSL black dress is the best psychoanalyst and pill even if you feel depressed. Black by YSL is the happiest color ever.

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TO BE CONTINUED…

Ballerina Maya Plisetskaya and fashion at her pointe shoes

b895bf4c48cbe5f5c70bac9f72bbf414The outstanding Russian ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya died on Saturday. She was one of the most celebrated ballerinas and choreographers of the 20th century. Plisetskaya made admire greate designers, musicians, artists, photographers, art lovers. Beatuful and graceful Plisetskaya was considered to be a muse of legendary French couturier Yves Saint Laurent.Yves Saint Laurent with Maya Plisetskaya

In 1973 French choreographer Roland Petit created the ballet “Death Rose” to the music of Gustav Mahler  specifically for prima. Yves Saint Laurent was so inspired by the idea that he made pale pink chiffon cape for refind and elegant Russian ballerina. Soft pale color of cape made Maya look fragile, very feminine, defenseless and frank at the same time.

Another French couturier Pierre Cardin and Plisetskaya were formally introduced after an outdoor performance of The Dying Swan in 1971. During the show,  a greate storm broke out, but ballerina continued dancing and audience didn’ open umbrellas! Cardin created Plisetskaya’s dance costumes for Anna Karenina (1972), The Seagull (1980) and The Lady With the Little Dog (1985) and evening wear.

France's fashion designer Pierre Cardin (R) kisses the hand of legendary Russian ballet dancer Maya ..

In the September, 1959 magnificent Russian dancer appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and in the April, 1966 in Vogue. Photographes were make by outstanding Richard Avedon. A 1959 photograph of Maya Plisetskaya was on the cover of Vogue Russia.

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