Thursday, June 28, 2012


  No offense Facebook, but you seriously have lost my interest! And I keep on hearing my friends say they want to deactivate their accounts, cause they hardly need it anymore! 
In my opinion, Facebook and its copycats have killed the true feeling and value of friendship! Yeah, it is still very convenient to keep in touch with those people who live abroad and get updates on their lives, but what about those who live next door? (Well, not literally!) And honestly, I find less and less topics to discuss with many of my childhood friends! And it's weird, cause I remember struggling to squeeze all the info into a hand-written letter!   

  And don't get me started on the feeling you get when an ACTUAL letter arrives...travelling thousands of miles, carrying the fingerprints and smell of your friends/relatives/loved ones! May be that is one of the reasons why I have started shopping online- I get so ecstatic when receiving parcels at the Post Office!

  Yeah! Facebook and the likes have robbed us of those, cause you can't even have the pleasure of holding your photos anymore- you simply don't need to print them! Just open up Facebook and tag everyone who wanted to see your new "albums"! 

  I drastically reduced posting photos on Facebook, cause only 5% of my dedicated friends will go and check them, while the remaining 95% hardly communicate and simply spam my News Feed!

  So, if you read my previous couple of posts, I have been hanging out on LOOKBOOK a lot lately. Of course, it doesn't give me back what Facebook took away, but there is purpose! The purpose of FASHION! That's why a lot of us are here for!
  I'm sure most of you heard about the amazing Street Style photographer and Fashion blogger Scott Schuman and his amazing blog The Sartorialist. While Scott shoots people in big cities of the world (Milan, Rome, Moscow, Seoul, New York, etc.) and it would be a lucky chance and a great privilege to be features on his blog, there so many fashionable people with great taste, who are unreachable by Scott. And that is where LOOKBOOK comes to aid! 

Scott Schuman and his girlfriend and Garance Dore

  Now, LOOKBOOK isn't just a website where you show off your wardrobe and latest buys! You go there to inspire and get inspired! There is not one day that passes by without me going "WOW!" or just squealing when seeing one awesome outfit or another! And it's not just clothes and styles! People put so much effort into making photos- some of them are so artistic in terms of poses and characters, others are unique with self-designed items! 
  Therefore, whether you planned it or not, you start putting more effort from your side to stay in line with the fast pace of this website! So, today's post will be about my Lookbook profile (Susanna Vesna), the looks that I am posting there and the improvement which I am (hopefully!) making every time! You can also have a sneak-peak at my profile in the left column of my blog! 

  So below you can see my most favourite Looks and styles. I usually make photographs by myself with the help of a tripod. However, my latest biggest "hits" were made by my boyfriend! 

Fire Asked Me For A Dance 
 I am a big fan of Vintage, and the dress above belonged to my mum. She bought it in Armenia when in her early 20s. As you can see, it is still in a great shape! Also the heavy beads necklace is quite old as well! What I love about this photo is the motion and Emotion, the Fire in my hair, and the amazing desert scenery. (Picture courtesy: My boyfriend)

A Ray Of Sunset in Abu-Dhabi

I like to have an idea behind my photos. So I try to add an extra effect to my style photos, so that they carry something more than fashion, trends and what I personally fancy. In this photo I am promoting the city I live in- Abu-Dhabi. It usually gets shaded by the famous Dubai, probably the biggest tourist attraction of the Gulf region due to its innovative infrastructure and endless Shopping Malls. However, I believe Abu-Dhabi has some bright cosmopolitan future ahead of it too! Just look at this unique CIRCLE building, called HQ!
(Picture Courtesy: Myself & Tripod & Canon)
Bead & Brush Strokes
 Here I probably concentrated on show-casing some of my favourites wardrobe VIPs! The amazing bead clutch from Dune and silk dress from ZARA.
(Picture courtesy: My boyfriend)

If Ferrari Was A Woman...
 This picture is not called that way only cause I made it right next to the Ferrari World Abu-Dhabi! At first, the point was to show how RED and I are amazing together, and to show off my new Jeffrey Campbells! But when I was looking at the photos on my laptop screen, I couldn't help associating this lady with a RED Ferrari, proudly parked somewhere alone, with its thick black tires made for speed! (my black boots?)
(Picture Courtesy: Myself & Tripod & Canon)

White Sand & Aladdin Shoes

Here I wanted to display my love for handcrafts: the dress was of my own design, inspired by some dress I  once saw in a bazar. The beads jewelry was all made by me, some designed, some taken from handcrafts books. And of course my outstanding Aladdin flats, which I purchased in an antique shop!
(Picture Courtesy: My Sister)


It's Always Sunny In Arabia! 
Another dress made by me, based on BURDA Style magazine. One of the first dresses I ever made, while still in school. I call it "Hawaii at night". Again, wanted to show off the Sunny environment I live in!
(Picture Courtesy: My mum, 
Myself & Tripod & Canon) 

Life Is A Complicated Print
I think this is the photo which brought me my first 100s and more hypes (likes in Facebook language). It features my first leather heels from a Brazilian brand DUMOND of Pistachio colour! The lovely Parfois bag with a tooled engraving reminds me of folk Ukrainian art. The dress was brought to me by my boyfriend, who has an amazing taste! 
(Picture courtesy: My boyfriend)

Where is El Dorado? 
 Aztec prints are popular this season! I keep on seeing minis and leggings with sophisticated designs. This Forever21 jersey dress caught my eye straight away, as I love a black and beige combination of colours. I usually avoid jersey as it makes me look thinner than I already am, but I decided to take the risk, and I wasn't wrong- till now this is my most hyped look! 
(Picture courtesy: My boyfriend)

I have a lot of other photo projects in my head and it's tricky to balance it with my work, Fashion Sewing class, and other things in life! But that's the main difference between a person dedicated to an important cause and those who are just passing their time!
Don't forget to check out my profile on LOOKBOOK and leave me some hypes and comments if you like! See you later! Thanks for visiting! ;)


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shoe Post: Era of The New Shoe!

  I always wait for some subject to inspire me before writing my posts! And for awhile there were so many thoughts in my head that I could not pin-point one to get obsessed with on my blog!

  But today I picked up my first pair of Jeffrey Campbell boots from the Post Office (bought them online from Solestruck) and realised the obvious! I have been OBSESSED like crazy with JC's shoes and shoes in general!
But not ANY shoes! The NEW era or NEW age shoes! Those boots and heels which change the whole idea of a normal footwear! No more of the simple plain heels, wedges or flats! The area which separates our feet from the ground has been re-designed with radical changes!  

  We did already get used to some extraordinary changes in our shoes, such as Alexander McQueen's claw-shaped heels or claw hoof, or Prada's "flamed" wedges. 

Alexander McQueen (may he RIP)



  However, I dare say that the most outrageous ones are probably worn in Lady Gaga's videos or on exclusive VIP events. And as YoĆ¼ and I are "simple mortals", we would probably go for concepts less "alien", but still with enough extravaganza to blow up the Fashion Trends!

  So that is what is happening with Jeffrey Campbell brand! Especially the LITA boots, which seem to be in the wardrobes of every girl today! Every girl BUT me, it seems, as the ones I want are sold out! But we'll get to that later!

  I am sure you have seen these cute looking boots on a high thick heel! I thought them funny at first, but after seeing numerous pretty fashionistas wearing them in ALL kinds of colours with so many styles, I realised their true beauty! Apart from being comfortable, they go with absolutely EVERYTHING, whether you are a rocker or a glamorous chick, whether you are in winter or summer! Take a look for yourself!

Now the Lita boots that I want are below and they are made of a tapestry with a Victorian inspired print!

Lita is not the only trend at the moment! Shoes with no heel are also very popular, and the first thought everyone gets is "How can you walk and not fall on those??!". However, heelless shoes have a heavy front, with a hard sole, supporting our heel and preventing us from titling backwards!


And the Skate boots with a wooden wedge, which distinctively remind us of skaters mysteriously gliding on the ice...I have been crazy about them as well, and they have been out of stock too! :(

Jeffrey Campbell is not the only one who has beautiful shoes with "Out-Of-This-World" designs!
The designs below belong to Andreia Chaves and are absolutely breath-taking!


                                                                     The Invisible Shoe! 

The Naked Shoe!  

 And these are 2 of my latest investments into Extraordinary shoes! 

Leather pistachio heels from Brazil by Dumond!

And finally my first pair from Jeffrey Campbell! While I was hopelessly browsing for Litas, I stumbled upon these beauties! Suede wedged boots with detailed embroidery!

And just look at the box they were shipped in! 


So this is my version of the Sex And The City episode called "A girl's right to SHOES"! Carrie Bradshaw would be proud! 
All the above mentioned sole masterpieces you can find on the below websites: