During Fall and Winter, I can't live without a thick shawl wrapped around my neck, but I don't want to give up elegance and femininity. Nothing is better than statement printed shawls! They're as elegant as necklaces and definitely add the final touch to any outfit. They are such eye-catchers and so luxurious looking, they can immediately give that sophisticated twist and a je-ne-sais-quoi to a casual look! Since I recently discovered the A la Russe shawls, I have been completely obsessed with it. As you may know, I have a keen interest in Russian language (I am learning it a university), culture and art. I love the traditional rich patterns on the fabrics, the vases, the beautiful Matrioshkas... I am amazed by the savoir-faire of Russian artists and designers! It would really be my dream to visit Russia one day, I think it must be so interesting!
I've been wearing my new blue shawl "Xenia" (what a gorgeous name!) every single day, it is so warm, soft and comfortable! The colors are beyond gorgeous, and I think it is such a cool and stylish way to dress in winter (and Slavic people do know about freezing winters! I've always though that Russian ladies were so elegant and sophisticated, and they are amazingly beautiful! They are icons of woman fashion and beauty, no wonder that Yves Saint Laurent found some inspiration in the traditional Russian clothing for his famous 1976 collection! I also loved this show). So this shawl is definitely my must have for the season :)
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