My Secret For Packing to Fashion Week: What I Wore in Moscow
Packing for a trip overseas is a major production, especially when you have to pack a whole family. Something I am not too excited to do for the upcoming trip this summer.
On the other hand, packing for a work trip is a different story and a very fun process, especially if it is for an occasion like Fashion Week. This type of trip, although quick, requires some creative planning. Looking good and being comfortable are two major factors when packing for any Fashion Week. Plus Moscow is a very chic town, so I try to kick it up a step each time I go.
I am very lucky to be invited to come to review Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia and take this great opportunity to have fun with my outfits. Here are a few looks from my recent trip to Moscow for Fashion Week Russia that took place March 30th -April 3.
Going during colder months can be tough. Just like during March NYFW the temperatures can be freezing one day and warm the next so having the right type of layers is key.
You need to take a few things into consideration when planning a fashion week trip on another side of the world. Study the temperature trends for that month to get an idea for the type of layers you might need.
At Fashion Week the chance of having your picture taken by a publication or famous street style photographers is high, so packing street style trends that will set you apart is key.
I usually shop for key Fashion Week items on The Outnet or Farfetch. The end of year sales are the best times to score amazing pieces at half the price. These boots are from the Outnet and you would not believe how much I got them for, a lot less
I like to wear local brands when in Moscow and try to support young and emerging brands as much as possible. This coat is by a young brand, Selfetude. The items of emerging designers are much more affordable than established brands and that fact that you are fueling someone’s dream while keeping your look unique – is everything.
Yet, I also like to represent my favorite finds from local brands in the U.S. Here is an edgy utility dress from a New York company INSPRNY that was designed in collaboration with one of my all-time favorite fashion bloggers, Tessa. I brought this piece knowing I can layer it with tights or my new boots if cold or rock the bare leg at the sight of the spring sunshine. It was a show stopper!
The big shoulder is a huge trend and a major obsession of mine. If you have been following me for a while you know that 80s fuel my creativity as a stylist and fashionista. This blazer by PIROSMANI is so stunning and a definite statement maker.
The top is a cheap but fabulous find on Amazon, it adds an undeniable cool factor to this outfit.
A big must is planning out the
Not everything you bring or plan for works out, that is why overpacking is not a bad thing for such an occasion. I always plan for two outfits per day. Being comfortable is crucial as you are running between shows on your feet. Those boots even though my favorite pair for the week, were worn ones only. Trust me, I had to pay for that one time. My feet were dead by the end of the day.
I also want to warn you, that even though it might look perfect in pictures, a lot of moments fall short and disappointing. Your tights rip, your nail polish chips, a pimple arrives on the biggest night of the trip, whatever it is, it is life, normal, and just a reminder that no one is perfect. You can see in some of the pictures here, a real unfiltered, but stylish Olia.
Looking different is my mantra whether I am packing for NYFW or Moscow Fashion Week. The key is finding and developing your personal style. Be yourself, experiment and do not be afraid to let your personality shine!
If you want to check out my in-depth article on #MBFWRussia and its most stand out shows – Read it Here.
Thank you for reading and keep styling,