понедельник, 28 декабря 2009 г.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear guys,

First let me congratulate you with the most waited holidays of a year! You know in Russia we celebrate our Orthodox Christmas on Jan 7. So it is a bit funny to look at my friends' reaction when they ask if I have celebrated my Christmas well and I honestly answer that I haven't ;)

And frankly (unfortunately) we do not celebrate Christmas as much as we do on Dec 31. Everything is just about this day - people have been preparing for this day for months! hehe Just to eat everything in 1 hour after a dinner begins what has been cooked for a whole day :D or what is more likely to continue eating salads from Dec 31 during first days of Jan ;)Both behaviors are so Russian! :D






I didn't cook these lovely salads my friend Ann did)

Due to our country was atheistic, so all religious holidays were not allowed :S But people can not live without celebrations (Russians especially ;) ) that's why New Year become instead Christmas) So these days Christmas is more about having a nice dinner with family (at my family we usually go to my Granny's place) and religious people go to church for a whole night. But hope thing are going to change and we soon will pay as much attention to such a saint day as Christmas is.

I grew up in the Buddhist republic so we also celebrate East Calendar New Year)) Oh, almost forgot, we Russians also celebrate Old New Year))) Before the revolution we used to have our own calendar. The difference between Russian and European calendar was 14 days. So the days we used to celebrated New Year by a new style is Jan 14.

Hehe now u know everything about Russian way to celebrate Christmas and New Year) Hope u have got something new ;)



After a celebration of the end of the exam session) At our university square.

Wearing: fur coat, H&M dress, Bronx boot from Finland, handbag bought in Slovakia, Calzedonia tights.

вторник, 22 декабря 2009 г.

My last days at school!

As I have already told you guys this year was my last one at the university. And I am happy to announce that I have passed all the exams we have! Actually I've got marks much earlier than official exams dates are and even without passing any of them. Don't know if this practice exists abroad but here in Russia it is called "an automate". You need to visit almost all lectures, give to a professors all the works and projects before deadlines and so on and in case you succeed you are given an automate, but it depends on a subject and a professor. So a main idea is to show a professor how good you are in his subject and he/she can be sure in your knowledge before an exam. But this module was just great for me and super successful! So here I am) The only things I have to do before the graduation are to pass a final exam (in the end of January), get an internship (until May) and write a diploma project. Still a lot to do but at a current moment I've done everything pretty good.

So here are some pictures have been made at our student cafe.



Wearing:

Jacket: bought in England (a gift)
Skirt: Sinequanone
Tank: dad's
Belt: Michael Kors
Tights: Nine West
Boots: bought in the USA probably Nine West
Watch: Marc Jacobs




Now my head is full of positive things like buying presents, sleeping well (what's pretty cool after a lack of time during the module), just enjoying my free time (yoga, figure skating) and ofc planning a trip I have in the end of December (actually in 6 days!).




Don't know why but these reindeer all the time I look at them make me just smile!


Guys, enjoy your time! And Merry Christmas!!!

четверг, 3 декабря 2009 г.

Cirque du Soleil

Hello!

Yesterday was incredible! It was Cirque du Soleil (http://www.cirquedusoleil.com)!













These days they are in Moscow and we just couldn't miss such an opportunity to watch their show "Varikai" in real. You know it was definitely one of the best show I've ever been at. Everything was just perfect their artists, colorful costumes, first time in my life I saw really funny clowns (before their jokes were unfunny and stupid :( ).




So I feel that this show was kind of an excuse for all the previous wrong cirques I went when I was a child. That was much more than just a cirque show - it brought me back to my childhood, or to a fairy tail I would enjoy being a kid. But I also enjoyed it as an grow-up - their decoration, costumes and actors themselves (especially males) were just gorgeous! Here is my favorite one!




So if you have not visited their shows I strongly recommend you to do this when they are in your area!

Everyone have a good day!