Saturday, October 22, 2005

Make Mine Magical

Russian Czarina, originally uploaded by leFashionista.

By: Wendy Owen

There is something so fun about the new Russian Czarina inspired styles that hit the runways this fall. From the luxe velour skirts and tops in plum, burgundy, black and chocolate to the billowy embroidered tops and fur-laden coats, I love it all.

This new Russian inspired styling is perfect for fall and a great look to segue way into the magical winter months ahead. No matter where you live or what you celebrate, winter is a fun time, and a signal of a new year. Not only do these Russian-inspired lines create whimsy and fantasy, but they are also designed to keep you warm with textured tights, tailored coats and sweet accessories like fur muffs and fuzzy hats.

Best of all, I think that these fuzzy Soviet styles are some of the easiest to transfer from the runway to the real way. In many cases, runway styles are just too over the top or unrealistic for everyday wear. However, most of these cozy Russian styles are fun but realistic and can be worn at the office, at school or for a night on the town.

One of my favorite looks comes from the Oscar de la Renta show and is very feminine and fun. Ruffly peasant blouse, detailed velour skirt and matching velvet boots—what’s not to love? The Russian Czarina look is hot right now, but also makes clothes fun and even a little magical again.


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