Glamour in a cold climate 2: retro winter inspiration 1950’s

Time for some wet weather inspo. I’m looking toward the amazing Ulyana Seergenko, a Russian Oligarch Princess of the fashion world. Model, designer, and all around street style maven! Now I know a few of vintage blogs have raved about her, for me she is up there with Dita Von Teese for “girls I google when feeling uninspired”.

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The trick for the Seergenko look in my opinion is: Big full skirts, snug sweaters, unusual timeless colours and long coats. All so very lovely and yet so very practical!

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So how about this amazing full skirt from Glamour Bunny? Full, brightly coloured, and perhaps a bustle or petticoat for more va-va-voom!

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And this fine knit lace pattern jumper from Reiss is pricey (e155 ouch) perfectly reflects her love of lace but is cosy and a little sexy too…

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And how about finishing it off with a babushka scarf il_570xN.566512933_a2l8il_570xN.625932158_1em0

…..and some vintage wooden Russian jewelery? These are from etsy and I may very well go off and but them both now…

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This vintage fur collared coat from Turquoise Flamingo is so perfect, please don’t buy before I do…

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And then of course you can add boots and tights (hallelujah) so you can be cosy and warm and totally amazing…

3a98a0e1fe19b706b2ef4077fc29665aIn my internet trawling I found a blog post by a clever lady who has links to patterns to making lovely Ulyana style things! Swoony and good for those of you who are handy with a needle and thread!

R x

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