Exploring the pseudo-Russian style of the Upper Trading Rows. 

I bet each of us is familiar with Moscow-based shopping center GUM. As they name it, the main shopping center of Moscow that proudly stands right in front of Moscow Kremlin. GUM's both exterior and interior do astonish viewer's eye. The building itself is said to be the monument of pseudo-Russian architecture and really does translate these Russian vibes, the feelings of home, open-heartedness and luxury. Another point, from me personally, GUM wins for a chance to shoot photos inside without a second thought you might be shaken by security for "trying to capture store's interior and strategy in order to pass it on to competitors".

By smoothly transitioning from GUM's topic on to my third outfit combination for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, you probably pointed out an unusual jacket or as I call it - cape-jacket. Yes, it is pretty unusual due to the fact it's made of two separate male blazers. In other words, it's a purely recycled piece of clothing created by Latvian brand RECYCLED.LV. I remember coming across sustainable fashion topic back in my first year at Istituto Marangoni. Several years have passed since those times, but sustainability and recycling is yet on the rise within fashion industry. Being transparent in everything you do, paying attention to sustainability within manufacturing, selling and subsequent processes, value human's labor well - that's what it takes to battle requirements of a modern global fashion industry. And I can't be more proud that in Latvia we have a brand that fits into the era of recycled fashion - RECYCLED.LV that is lead by creative mind of Anna Aizsilniece.

So for the third day of MBFWR I chose RECYCLED.LV cape-jacket in power red as the center of my outfit. Power red seems to be a kind of color that perfectly fits into this overall picture of Russia. I believe power red also fits into an overall picture of mine, as it's one of my most favorite colors of them all. To emphasize my Russian soul and seasonality a bit more, plus to add those contradictory vibes to RECYCLED.LV cape-jacket, I decided to bring around one of my all time favorite fur hats in dark grey-ish color. By the way, that dark grey-ish color did perfectly match the basics of this outfit - turtle neck, velvet pants and heeled ankle boots. Oh, and that little, tiny, vintage Bulaggi bag... not that spacious but too charming.   

Look of the Day:
Amisu turtle neck 
Miss Selfridges boots 
Bulaggi bag 
made to order fur hat 
Acevivi (via DealSale application) eyeshadow set
Photo: T. Egorova