Sunday, May 3

Lush Beauty Kitchen

Beauty and Kitchen are going hand to hand from the ancient times. No need to remind you about all royal rituals of milk and honey bath or an egg and olive oil hair masks. Probably all of us have tried DIY sugar or coffee scrubs and avocado or strawberry face masks from our home kitchens. That's why a lot of beauty brands incorporate "Kitchen" and "Food" concepts in their marketing strategy. One of the best examples i my opinion is Lush - British hand-made cosmetic brand, which opened a brand new  London flagship store last week.

Saturday, April 18

Where is contemporary visual merchandising going?

You shouldn't be a professional retail designer or experienced visual merchandiser to notice, that over last five - ten years window displays on the high street have changed significantly. It's obvious, that all window displays are very different and their quality and attractiveness depends on success and geography of retail business. Thats why to understand main trends in the industry we need to look into the shop windows of the biggest brands and industry leaders. For me the most inspirational windows always been windows of London main department stores - Liberty, Harrods and Selfridges and I rate them as a benchmark of modern visual merchandising. However it doesn't mean, that ideas and concepts of this windows would suit other high street retailers. Why? It's simple - contemporary window displays of the biggest department stores ar closer to the modern artworks, than to the selling instrument.

Saturday, March 28

70th Bohemian Chic

Probably the most obvious thing about S/S 2015 fashion is a fact, that everyone is going crazy about 70-ies with it's flares, hats, hippies and boho. For me personally it's not a big thing - I prefer feminine silhouette and red lipstick of 50th and A-shape dresses with a bold black eye liners of 60th. But sometimes life is going beyond personal preferences and you need to deal with a current fashion trends even if you don't like them. Especially if you are working in fashion or fashion retail, :)

Some time ago I had a chance to visit a very interesting and inspirational exhibition at Fashion and Textile museum in London. To be honest, it was a first time a heard about Thea Porter. She is not so super famous designer, but she did something very important introducing Middle-Asian style into European fashion and inventing a boho style.

Saturday, January 25

Winter in London or Lee Valley Regional Park


Not look like a winter landscape, isn't it? Honestly, I took these pictures in the very beginning of winter. But now is the end of January, the landscape is not changed at all - parks are still full of fallen leaves, trees are full of berries and even flowers!

Lee Valley Regional park is a largest park in London, running through north of London, Essex, Hertfordshire. Happily, this park (or rather part of this park) is just around the corner from my place. And I am waiting for spring when I'll be able to start jogging in the mornings there. This park is ideal place and for lover of more serious sport. For example, you can take lessons of skating, golf, tennis or water sports. Also it is perfect place for walking, fishing or meditation. This time I choose my favourite way of meditation - meditation with camera in my hands :)


Saturday, January 18

My lazy Saturdays


For some reason only on Saturday my mode is changing to the "lazy". And I can't do nothing important, only pleasant. And every Sunday I am lying in mybed till midday, reading blogs, chatting with relatives and friends via Skype, reading newspapers picked up in London underground on my way home from work during the week...But at the evening I always start feeling bad about unrealised plans of the day... So, perhaps it's time just to stop make plans on this day and just enjoy my "lazy Saturdays". :)

My today's breakfast was also lazy - honey, yogurt and granola with nuts on top. And pita with Nutella for extra calories and for pheromone of happiness :)

Saturday, January 11

New Year in London


I started 2014 New Year listening the chiming of Big Ben of London and trying to find the place where to see the New Year fireworks. It was so crowded and loud on London streets and raining, of course. So, we opened our bottle of MoŃ‘t under the umbrella and went for a walk around City. It was my first New Year ‘s eve ever without snow. It was my first New Year‘s eve ever when Santa I met on the street was not from Lapland. And also it was my first New Year‘s eve ever when I didn‘t make a wish and didn‘t make a resolution for the next year. Because any Resolutions will not help to become better and any wishes, made on this particular eve will not definitely comes true. So I just relaxed and enjoyed my champagne and atmosphere in the City. Because magic is not in this particular moment of 12 a.m. on New Year’s eve, magic is in every day of life. And it‘s still 365 days , 8760 hours , 525600 minutes and 31536000 seconds , which can be spent on the execution of desires.


Friday, November 8

Amsterdam and its so different inhabitants


It’s Friday! And it’s so good! And because on Friday its usual to be in not-working-mood, I will not bore you with another long sightseeing, and offer to sit down in an a cozy chair, grab a cup of coffee and watch the people in Amsterdam. After all, people are the significant part of any city. They create a unique atmosphere, allocate particular city from the hundreds of others. Or maybe the city is the one, who "creates“ people? Changes , creates , rebuilds them for itself ? What do you think? :)