Russian Street Style

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  1. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    a quite intersting article on Moscow style from NYT

    globalisation is catching up young Russians, have a 'natural' soft spot for everything fashionable, imaginative personal style and a general love for the avant garde culture.

    photo and article from the NYT :flower:
     
  2. i_<3_chanel

    i_<3_chanel elementary.

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    thanx for posting :flower: good article . . it's not all about the labels :doh:
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    Thank you for posting this...I am expecting a report from the event soon.

    And that subtle spirit should be compulsory!
     
  4. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i think those girls look cute :flower:

    this was a little scary though... :unsure:

    quote-As for business figures not in jail, the dressier suit is the new uniform of mini-oligarchs. But the accessories haven't changed. As before, they consist of an S.U.V., either Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover or Porsche, with driver, two or more bodyguards in leather jackets or camouflage and a very, very beautiful girl.
     
  5. faust

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    All I have to say, Cheburashka ROCKS :heart: [​IMG]
     
  6. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    Wow, they look good enough to eat..
     
  7. faust

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    Russians have historically been a major contribution in culture/science aspect of civilization. The fashion and art scene has taken off tremendously since the fall of communism, and will continue to do so. I won't be surprised in the least if there will be some major fashion talent coming out of Russia soon. However, capitalism brought all the minuses to the Russian art scene that are seen elsewhere - consumerism, commercialism, PR favoritism, etc. I am still fairly closely connected with the art scene over there - and I can say that A LOT of what's being turned out is bad quality american pop imitation (but it sells)...
     
  8. Sugo

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    faust,
    But what is Cheburashka without Krokodil Gena??

    "Ya igrau na garmoshki......."
    :D
     
  9. maarit

    maarit paint it black

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    OMG! Thanks for bringing back memories, I used to love that song :woot:
     
  10. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    :shock:

    That's Drutten, as in Drutten & Jena!! I used to watch them when I was a kid!

    Seems like Swedish television bought the concept and adapted their names...
     
  11. Polina_sexy

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    Russia rules!!!! :clap:
     
  12. faust

    faust New Member

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    :shock:

    That's Drutten, as in Drutten & Jena!! I used to watch them when I was a kid!

    Seems like Swedish television bought the concept and adapted their names... [/b][/quote]
    I wouldn't be surprised if they got it for free. I'm not sure if you know this but Lindgren's Karlsson is probably THE most popular children's character in Russia.
     
  13. Sugo

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    Maarit, do you remember the rest of the words? I am about to call my mom and have her sing it to me. I'm going nuts, can't remember.
    I remember the end is something "den' rozhdenie tol'ko raz v gody"

    Tott
    That's Krokodil Gena on the right with Cheburashka.

    Faust
    Karlsson is my absolute favourite....did you see the episode where he dresses up like a ghost and chases Frau Kenboch (what was her name?) around the house
     
  14. maarit

    maarit paint it black

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    Sugo, not really, cause my Russian sucks but I might have a mp3 of it somewhere, let me look :unsure:
     
  15. Softee

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    I don't really agree with the article... I mean it's sooo condescending...
    Russian women are famous all over the world for dressing well, and sexy, now and during Communism. Imagine that! That wasn't easy, but they did it...
    This article makes it sound like fashion is a new concept for most Russians. What were they wearing all these years? Well, a lot of people had imported clothes, and whole lotta people sewed their own clothes according to the latest fashion. I assure you Russian women dressed no worse than American. And that's a fact!

    And FYI, the majority of Russian women still dress better than most American women do (and they are less fat than American, and a lot more attractive than French and English women, sorry but it's true) . Anyone who goes to Moscow notices that right at the airport...

    So, this article was definitely written from an ignorant standpoint, and reeks of American propaganda. It's amazing, the cold war is over but they still can't overcome their dislike and fear of Russians. Most of them don't even know much about them, and this is where these articles come from. Very CNN... :yuk:

    Oh, yeah, right now I totally understand what Paul Newman meant when he said that NYT is a trash can... B)
     
  16. faust

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    I think you are blowing this a bit out of proportion and are being a bit defensive. I agree with you on the fact that in general NYT articles on Russia are under-informed and over-generalized, but to say that they write it as propaganda is a bit far-fetched. Also, to say that one nation dresses better than another is a bit misleading. I think it's more fair to compare how the same stratas of society dress in different countries (i.e. rich in US and Russia, middle-class in US and Russia, etc).
     
  17. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    shall we assume you are russian... :innocent: :p

    and btw-i'm called softie...so there's no confusion... :flower:
     
  18. Sugo

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    Softee
    where does it say that American women dress better than Russian women? :huh:
     
  19. Softee

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    Yes, I agree it would be more accurate.
    But the article talks about how Russians are dressing (or starting to dress) in general, doesn't it?
    And what I meant by propaganda, is that the Western world had not yet switched from it's cold war mentality, a lot of jounalists are still operating on the anti-soviet propaganda mode...
     
  20. Softee

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    Sugo
    Do I have to explain that it's implied or maybe you will think about it for 10 secs ? ;)
     

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