Few words about me

Hi, everybody! I’m Svetlana (Lana for short), fashion & beauty addict and I don’t have any slightest intention to get rid of this obsession. I’m a big fan of good old movies too.

My English is far from perfect so I apologize in advance for mistakes I’ll make.

My pinterest account is here.

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Looking Attractive In Office Grey Suit. Mission: Possible

Many girls complain that strict office dress code doesn’t allow them to show their feminine side. Well, this task is challenging but not impossible.

Italian beauty Claudia Cardinale in La scoumoune (1972) shows us how look classy and attractive in a grey suit.

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Blouse with bow adds softeness to formal outfit.

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You can creat a modern version of Claudia’ outfit with AquascutumBlyth Fitted Jacket and TopshopPussybow Blouse. Aquascutum teamed jacket with Lily Pencil Skirt (speaking frankly, I don’t like much button fastening, it looks better on casual stuff).

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You can wear Blyth Fitted Jacket and TopshopPussybow Blouse (or any similar jackets and blouses) with darker shade skirts, like MangoPencil Skirt and Reiss‘ midi-skirt Albert. If you prefer more modern look, go for Topshop High Waisted Cigarette Trousers.

Woman in the red boots

Old cinema is endless source of inspiration for modern fashionistas, who don’t want to be trend victims but masters of their own style.

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Look at Catherine Deneuve’ character outfit: it looks relaxed, effortlessly chic and timeless. Guess, what is the title of this movie? The Woman In The Red Boots / La femme aux bottes rouges (1974)!

Bright long boots help to remind people that you’re woman during the season of coats, sweaters and jeans.

Here is my version of red boots outfit.

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High-Heel Leather Boot + Melton Wool Pea Coat + Slim Rinced Raw Jeans + Cashmere Roll-Neck + Alpaca & Leather Gloves + Leather Tote Bag. All by Swedish brand Arket.

My skin saviour Azelaic acid

Few years ago I woke up and saw a red glaring pimple on my nose. I deafeated it but next day a new one was there and endless fight began. Each time I tried a new product (no matter, expensive or affordable) I was getting more desperate. It seemed I got the most stubborn pimples in the whole world and soon or late my poor nose would turn into red clown antic.

Lucky my story has a happy ending – I got pharmacy product called Skinoren and it’ active ingredient Azelaic acid saved my skin.

Cosmetics with Azelaic acid is a good chose for many of those who has oily acne prone skin.

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Here are 3 products to check: PCA SkinAcne Gel (it contains 2% Salicylic acid too), The Ordinary’ Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% and SesdermaAzelaic RU Facial Serum.

P.S. I won’t be tired to repeat again and again: what is good for me, can be disaster for you.

Never apply any new products without approval of your dermatologist if you have severe form of acne.

Knot of Pearls

Get bored with your pearl strand? Time to tied the knot!

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Here is Googie Withers in Night and the City (1950) for an inspiration.

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Googie Withers’ character wears black & white pearl necklace, but you can add more colours to your outfit with Pearls of Joy(left), Mastoloni Viva Tahitian Pearl Strand Necklace and Honora (right) strands.

By the way, pearl necklaces are multipurpose:

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Honora’ lilac strand with or without knot will look cute with Morgan De Toired evening Asymetrical Belted Bustier and every day Plain Straight-Cut Jumper with Boat Neck. Reiss grey Albert Skirt and Chie Mihara vintage inspired Julian shoes will be stylish partners for bustier and jumper.

Back to USSR or Russian movie star in swimming suit

Many people think that sex appeal was strictly forbidden in Soviet cinema. Well, it’s only half of the truth: sensual scences were there, but they were served as delicious desserts in very small portions.

And sexy actresses and actors were never called «sexy» but «attractive».

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Soviet movie star Irina Skobtseva looks very seductive in swimming suit in good old movie Ordinary Man (1956).

No doubt, dark bandeau one-piece swimming suit is the perfect choice for girls who want to highlight their feminity (and for those who want to hide few extra inches of the belly).

Here are some modern variations for an inspiration.

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Pain de Sucre‘ black with abstract printing Andie, Zimmermann‘ black with white flowers Juniper Applique 1PC and Agua Bendita red Sandy Aura One Piece 4423.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part III

Modern society is full of contradictions: those so called “most progressive minds of our time” are crusading to wipe all smokers off from surface of Mother Earth against smoking and at time glamourizing severe obesity.

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Sorry, you can tell me whatever, but the weight of Tess Holliday is not healthy

Health campaigners would chop me in pieces explain me that I’m wrong but I think old movie stars with cigarettes look very seductive and charming.

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Michele Morgan in La minute de verite (1952)

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Lizabeth Scott in Dead Reckoning (1947)

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Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947)

Cleo Moore in On Dangerous Ground (1951)

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Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo in La sirene du Missisipi (1969)

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By the way, Original Sin (2001) with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas is remake of La sirene du Missisipi. French version is philosophical and bit boring (sorry, monsieur Truffaut) and Original Sin is all about action and passion.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part I is here.

Girls and Cigarettes. Part II. Cigarette Holders is there.

Ear Cuffs Are The Partygoers Best Friends

Big Earrings (high jewellery or bijou, it doesn’t matter) is a perfect choice for party queens – they immediately draw attention to your face and add chic and charm to your outfit.

But don’t tryst my words blindly, have a look at beautiful Jeanne Crain in Dangerous Crossing (1953).

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If you are bloody rich check MessikaDiamond Whirl (left) and Calypso pieces.

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Handmade Marty Magic‘ ear cuffs look quite and quirky and don’t cost a fortune. 

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I like Spider Ear Wrap with Garnet Silver, Octopus Ear Cuff – Bronze, Comet Ear Wrap – Silver and Throne Dragon Ear Wrap – Bronze.

Indian women are wearing ear cuffs for centuries, so Indian jewellers definitely had enough time to perfect their skills in making big earrings.

Suhani Pittie – the favorite brand of Bollywood stars – offers a good selection of ear pieces.

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Avant Garde Golden Leaves Earcuffs (left) and Rose Gold Swirl Ear Cuffs look posh and exotic.