Wednesday, 17 September 2014

On the Artsy Side

Hey there!
Today, I'll be sharing with you my artsy side (and not only mine but my families as well), and not as but still some outfit details!
So today, it was the opening of my Grandma's Art Festival 'Vera' (link here)! It's been happening for 7 years already, all though only in Moscow, but this year they made it in Portugal! The seventh - lucky time - they decided to move into a different place and join all the cultures and traditions and make it very international festival and celebration of Art! It will be on in Cordoaria Nacional in Belem, Lisbon until 21 and then at night of the 21 you will be able to see me in Casino Estoril, Salao Preto e Prata (The Black and Silver Salon) wearing a gala dress for the awards ceremy of the festival! I'll be talking and translating stuff, so I'm inviting you too see me and enjoy the gallery for the rest of the week, any time you want! The festival, collected masters of their techniques and ideas from different countries! Hopefully, there will be more people coming in every day, so next year, they will do it again, just cos i LOVE those things! all though, it has to be MY will to go to a gallery, maybe do a transcription, take some pictures or just stare at pieces for the time i want, because if someone makes me go to an exhibition and do all those stuff, I'll become so demotivated and the only thing i'll be thinking about, is when this $#!T will finish:/ So this time, i took advantage of this Artsy side of my family, in making this festivel/exhibition and went to pleasure my deep passionate ME:) 
Since it was an opening (which we actually got late too, and didn't see my Granny cutting the red ribbon) i still had to wear something classy.. But then i though, this year, it's pretty small, so i'm not gonna 'waste' something WOW, if there not gonna be show it too, so i chose my very nice dress from Zara (wasn't hard to guess :) ) and my favorite booties (as always)! Looking : nice, elegant, girly and even casually dressed up! So i guess i've completed and ticked all the boxes in 'how you should get dressed for you grandma's festival opening!' *applause to me please*
I really hope you'll find some time, an hour or so to visit the gallery (all the infer is in their website - link above), and also join me in Casino in Estoril on the 21st! 
well now: #omw to do all the homeworks i left behind thinking miracle will happen and they will get done by themselves.. well no it didn't:/ So…
CHECK THE WEBSITE! GET YOU $#!T TOGETHER AND MOVE YOUR LASY ASSES FROM THE COMPUTER AND GO ENRICH YOUR INNER WORLD!

-xoxo Masha











 Oh And After everything calmed down, we went outside take some pictures with longer shatter speed and here you have the results! I think it came out super NICE!



Sunday, 14 September 2014

Vogue Fashion Night Out in Lisbon

Hello there!
Few days ago, my friends and i decided to spend our thursday night together, walking around crowded streets with lights and music, free drinks ( :) )
 and loads of free stuffs as we all love some free presents hihih 
This was my first Fashion Night Out since i moved here, but I've heard a lot about it, and this made me want to enjoy it to the maximum, so anywhere I'd see stands to take pictures I'd make my girls stay in huge lines (i bet they hate me for that) but it was worth it, specially for photo-memories addict like me, as i 'shot-gunned' to keep all the photos :P Sadly, nothing lasts forever and we had to rush around busy streets of  Lisbon in two little hours we had, before the shops would close… The lesson of that night was: Leave house earlier and plan your routs around.. But even though we left too late, we didn't plan anything we still had fun + the weather was nice and warm with light fresh breeze, perfect for the celebration of fashion! For a person that gets cold when it goes below 20 degrees, (yes, thats me!) and (yes that's unusual for a Russian person), i was prepared to get cold so i took my cozy light pink sweater from Zara:) Alctually everything of this outfit is from Zara except the top.. oh Well, i'm a total Zara Addict! (who isn't??) 
While choosing the outfit, i thought as if i was in NYC or London or Paris, and hopefully one day I'll attend a Fashion Week in one of those places, or maybe all three at once, since they are in different days! Thanks Snapchat update i could enjoy the outfits of American fashionistas, the videos of runways with amazing decorations and ideas portrayed through the textiles and accessories! Ahhh I wish i was there!! So, the i took some time choosing my look! Since i believe summer is NOT over, i chose the light colors to stand out in black dark crowd of sad people :/ haha and also because i just love the Zara skirt and i wanted to wear it so bad i just needed an event to do so! Comfy boots to walk around and simple (or maybe not so simple) but very pretty white top!

Oh btw, I'm also participating in this Vogue Fashion Click Contest! (..and i really wanna win and become one of their contributors!)
 I hope you'll help me and vote for my outfit (I'll put the link later on..:) Don't miss it! (I'll also share it on Facebook so don't forget to like the page here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strapless-Blog/293080897524275?fref=ts

Hope you like my Outfit :) Did you go to the VFNO in Lisbon? Any funny stories you know -> they go to comments ;) 

so don't forget to follow me and also vote (the link above)

-xoxo Masha










Monday, 8 September 2014


Hey there!
Oh my god, i feel so bad for not having time to write anything and leaving you without any update for more than a week! (oh no! 2 weeks!!!).. Im so terrible! but its explainable! With school, new subjects and specially having Art back in my life, i completely forgot how it was having to spend my free time on drawing and researching to make my book 'richer'! I also got a new thing which is CAS! If you don't know what it is, its basically that you need to do 150 hours of Creativity, action and service! While doing those, we also need to keep a blog! Isn't that just amazing doing what you love and loving what you do for school and getting points for it!? You can check my activities (and even follow me) on kiselevamaria.blogspot.pt - you will see a complete different me, wearing my almost pajama clothes i don't care about, doing stuff in mud or dirt or under the rain (which happened this weekend on our camp shah!) I was so happy when they said we need to keep a blog, i just love writing! By the way, i was thinking about writing some articles like mini Carrie Bradshaw with her Sex in the City, I'd wanna write something small like that for my school magazine! Any ideas on topics that would be interesting and appropriate to write about for school audience? 
So now about the outfit!:
I had the photos ready for some time, i only needed to write something and edit them! I wore this outfit to meet up my friends the week after my birthday! I love the skirt, specially when i walk down the street or doing the stairs (wore it to school and couldn't stop staring at the back of it) flowing and waving down like a river on the stairs! I'm not the biggest fan of crop tops (yes, there are people like that! ahah) but yet, i found it super nice choice for this skirt! Obviously, my dear gold sandals and the look came out very nice, girly and summery, which on the last sunny days before the rainy autumn where just what i wanted to feel like! 
So here you go:

P.s. 1. check out my CAS blog; 2. think about some topics for my school magazine 
3. don't forget to follow my blog, all right? and for more 'daily' updates (so you know I'm still alive) my Instagram : manyashaa 

-xoxo Masha









Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Hello there! 
Early morning and I'm already preparing this post! Yesterday it was my 17th birthday! Well, 17 has nothing interesting to celebrate, there's still one year ahead of me to have more freedom such as driving license or ability to drink alcohol, but this year gives me possibility to do anything without getting into the jail (hahaha).. So i planned lunches and dinners with people i care most about along these 4 days! 
With every year, every birthday i feel less and less excited about doing anything, just chilling with my family, boyfriend and friends, catching up after summer is what i wanted!
All though, last night M did anything possible to make my day exciting and remarkable so i will remember forever! And he succeeded, so right now I'm way more excited to see all my friends than i was before.. It's sad actually, what do we loose with every year so birthdays become less magical? Presents..? I remember wanting new bicycle or new painting set with brand new soft brushes and clean new paint! Now technology gadgets and money became what we need the most and i think this is also the reason we don't look forward our birthdays with same excitement, plus we already know our presents, when kids it would be an intrigue before the day to open the presents! Yeah! the presents? wanna know what i got? stay tuned for the next post with outfit and all the presents:) (feeling excited hihi)
Yesterday was a total surprise i didn't know anything he would do and this surprise, made me remember my childhood, I woke up with presents and breakfast in bed something i would never expect, and continued day with little clues about what was gonna happen later! Choosing outfit was pretty hard, since i didn't know where we'd go and going overdressed or not dressed at all isn't nice specially when your going celebrate your birthday! So I chose this outfit (a total Zara lover outfit since everything is from Zara!!), burgundy - my favorite color light sweater, and this mini skirt with double animal print and my new boots! All together it seemed casual and festive in the same time, i thought it would be nice for any place but for any activity? oh no.. I didn't think that I'd have to go by motorcycle so this was my very first obstacle of the night! Later on, wearing a skirt meant - 'not feeling your legs and freezing to death!' But well, 'pretty hurts' but i survived and spent my night magically romantic and well dressed for the place, time and accession! Oh! My bag :) well, actually my mommy's bag, which when I found out she was about to give it to our (ex) maid, who by the way turned out to be a total b*tch, so thank god i ripped it of my Mom's hands at the right moment and now i have this white Furla beauty for my use at any time i want and not as earlier when my mom was in a good mood or didn't notice i took it :) 

Hope you like the outfit! How did you celebrate your last birthday? Id it just me feeling this loss of magic in every birthday or you guys too? 
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-xoxo Masha