Comfortable in gray

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As far as I can remember myself, gray has always been my favourite color. It’s neutral, easily combines with any other color and looks good on me. Doesn’t matter if I have a bad hair day, if I woke up with swolen eyes…  The right gray tone always makes me feel and look great.

So when I saw this editorial in Harper’s Bazaar with stunning Natasha Poly I immediately felt in love with every single photo and every single detail. Soft, warm and cozy sweaters, wool pants, comfortable coats – everything looked just perfect.

I couldn’t think of a better way to meet cold rainy days that are about to come…

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Coat and pants, Michael Kors

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Coat, Stella McCartney. Shoes, the Row

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Jacket, Dior

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Images source – google.

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Red Red Red

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Cherry tomatoes + thyme + garlic slightly smashed + olive oil + pink salt inside of the oven of 120C for approximately one hour = perfect aperitif. Add to it some red wine and Italian bread….

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Burberry Prorsum resort 2014

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Absolutely in love with Burberry Prorsum Resort 2014 Collection. And it`s very hard for me to chose just one favorite look, in contrary to the most Resort Collections that I saw. I literally felt awkward after browsing my favorite designers collections and feeling like there was really nothing that could catch my eye.

Now as for the Burberry, I guess the reason that I liked the collection is in it`s simplicity. Soft colors, bold, clean lines, as always, perfect, but so perfect coats, cozy sweaters and sexy laces. And those silver sandals! Ahhh…

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Images source – style.com

Perfection

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I’ve been looking for a perfect mini shoulder bag for quite a long time. What I wanted was slik, sharp silhouette and a great quality leather. Sophie Hulmer’s Envelope mini textured-leather shoulder bag is all I could ask for. And I love the color. Would easily combine with any outfit, from relaxed casual to sophisticated or eclectic.

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Image source – netaporter.com. Price – $415.

Cannes moment

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My favorite photos from Cannes Festival day 1. I am not going to write here about the best dressed or red carpet fiasco. This has been done by hundreds of bloggers already.

I just wanted to share a little bit of Festival atmosphere. I think it`s something magic.. Even with rain spoiling the red carpet moment.

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Images source – Gala.de

Caviar? Anyone?

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I am Russian, so I love caviar! Please, don’t get me wrong but I am from a family of doctors and long time ago they were receiving quite a lot of caviar as a “thank you” gift from their patients. And it was not that expensive, actually. Yes, we had those golden times!

But the thing is I don’t know whether to like or don’t like this Ciate’s creativity. It’s definitely not my style but I have to admit it’s very creative and extravagant. Not sure if Ciate still have in stock this thing but they have plenty of other nail polishes in a case you decide to give your nails a little bit of extravaganza. I personally would opt for Petrossian caviar. You know what I mean.

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Image sourse – Google.

A true masterpiece

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I always say to my friends that when they don`t know what kind of present to give me, they should opt for a candle. Scented or not, candles warm my soul and give moments of peace and relaxation or can help to spread a little bit of romanticism and flirt in the air..

Wrapped in a beautiful box, filled with different aromas, candles can satisfy any, even the most refined taste. And these ones, made by incredibly talented Italian artist Piero Fornasetti, are a true masterpiece. I love how elegance, humor and surrealism meet together in his ceramic vessels, cups, plates and other objects of home decor. So the next time I need to choose something special as a present, I know where to find it!

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Images from netaporter.com, giftlab.com

On images: Burlesque thyme, lavender and cedarwood scented candle, Matematica Herbal tea cup, Labbra thyme, lavender and cedarwood scented candle, Pen Nib Magazine rack. All by Fornasetti.

In the spirit of Cruise

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It is getting cold here, in Sao Paulo. And this cold provokes me dreaming of warm sunny days somewhere in the south of France or Italy. And I just cant think of a better way to spend it elegantly and with style than the way Karl Lagerfeld showed in Singapore a couple of days ago.

Chanel Resort 2014 collection has it all – black and white stripes, airy chiffon blouses, wide-leg trousers and massive pearl necklaces. C`est magnifique!

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Image source – Tatler Russia.

Quinoa salad with anchovy

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There is nothing as easy as making a light and at the same time nutritious salad. My go-to recipe includes quinoa, anchovy and lettuce salad. Simply cook quinoa, add anchovy and lettuce (arugula), sprinkle with fresh lemon juice, spread a little bit of pepper if you want and finish with olive oil and salt. Pronto. Easy, fast yet incredibly delicious.

I ate my salad yesterday with fried mandioca (Brazilian vegetable, reminds sweet potato) and a glass of full-bodied red wine. Perfect for lazy sunny day!

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Images by me for daisiesinbloomblog