Russian culinary culture has undergone a major revolution and now offers a wide range of establishments worth visiting. Russia generates an avalanche of political headlines, but amid this media focus Moscow is a very safe, enjoyable and hospitable place. The times of Soviet style cafeterias serving blinis and borsht are long gone. The lack of quality dining options have been replaced with endless establishments offering both exquisite fine dining, as well as international casual options. However, this culinary diversity makes the industry more competitive than ever, putting pressure on new and
Staying on top of the latest trends is something many of us are after. Yet constantly updating your wardrobe can come with a big price tag. A tag that is damaging not just to your finances but also our planet. Fast fashion consumption is one of the biggest pollutants in the world next to plastic. Instagram has a major impact on our wants and needs. With that, comes the constant pressure to have the latest pieces whether you are a fashion blogger or simply someone in search of the newest trends.
Oscar-Claude Monet produced well over 2000 paintings throughout his 86 years of life and a very long career as an artist. But it is his late works that he is most remembered by. He had a very hard time dealing with the loss of his son and beloved wife and spent endless days and hours in his French garden, in a town outside of Paris, painting his favorite willow tree and lilies. The exhibit is currently on display at The De Young Museum until May 27th. It features fifty impressionism
Sacramento has grown so much in the three years I have lived here. With a move to any new town, one has to learn their way around for best places to shop, eat, kids activities and more; this was not different for my move to Sacramento in 2016. With three years here I certainly have found my favorites. So I am starting this series to share with you my top three Oliamoda choices. I have my own approach to shopping for clothes. If you followed me for a while you
I am very excited to share this piece with you as I cover a subject that is very close to so many of us: Diversity, and Inclusivity. Growing up in Russia, I felt that this segment of disabled people was rather misrepresented and had a lack of opportunities to thrive in society. With a global population of over 1 billion people with disabilities, this fragment has been overlooked for decades by the fashion industry in Russia and abroad. Thankfully these trends continue to change for the better. Nowhere was this movement of inclusivity
There are many terrific books on fashion, but with the birth of Instagram also came the birth of “new era” authors who wrote a book after their InstaFamous success. There are one too many bloggers who have attempted at publishing a book, and not everyone has succeeded, to say the least. My picks today include star winners that are worth your time regardless if you are a blogger, a style enthusiast or just a curious human being. INSTASTYLE Written by my absolute favorite influencer to date, Tezza. She has been
If any industry should be dominated by women; it’s fashion. Yet it is surprising to see the statistics and learn that the global fashion industry is still dominated by men. Russia is no different. Designers such as Slava Zaitsev and Denis Simachev are some of the few industry leaders. This male dominance has begun taking a shift with female created fashion brands. New women are emerging and establishing themselves as leaders and innovators of the Russian Fashion Industry. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia provides a fantastic platform for any talent
In recent years, Muslim fashion has been recognized as an important part of the global fashion industry. When the opportunity arose for me to style a fashion presentation that was held for the grand opening of a new exhibit at the De Young Museum, called “Contemporary Muslim Fashions”, I jumped on it. Muslim fashion has had a history of challenges in the industry and this exhibit shed a light on Muslim designers and the misconceptions that come with modest fashion. This show was made to start a positive conversation about Muslim