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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Philadelphia street fashion fairy-tale

When you think about street fashion in the United States, cities off the top of your head would be New York with its fashion week and stylish people, may be San-Francisco for its particular Western Сoast way of leaving, thinking and wearing clothes. What else ? LA ? Probably. LA with its designers' showrooms, movie stars stylists and stylish people on the streets trying to follow fashion trends might also be a fashion street capital. Would you think of Philadelphia though ? I seriously doubt it. Philadelphia, a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, the temporary capital of the United States between, has left me impressed though with their street festive and cheerful style. I found that there were so many joy and magic in the clothes people were wearing. Like if they were not just people but some fairy tale characters. Pictures are unfortunately not of that great quality but even so you can see some joy and fun pouring throughout images:

When will she take her flying broom?


A walking green teddy bear:

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Floral & Checked World:

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Hey Kagami Hiiragi from Lucky Star and Cilan from Pokémon! I recognized you!

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One more Kagami Hiiragi from Lucky Star? What a luck!

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The Red and The Black by Stendhal:

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Queen of Hearts (probably in her childhood)

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Jessie, the cowgirl (probably in her late years)

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More fairies walking around:

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Sunday 26 August 2012

Garage Sales are so popular in America

Today we went for a family walk and I noticed a lot of GARAGE SALE signs like this: IMG_0856.JPG IMG_0857.JPG

These are typical garage sale advertisment signs you can find in public places (especially bigs roads and crossroads). Garage sale can be called yard sale, moving sale (the ones I've heard a lot) but also rummage sale, tag sale, lawn sale, attic sale and even garbage sale, or junk sale (not very attractive names I think but it exists).

Items of garage sales can include clothes, toys, books, household goods etc.

Garage sales are very popular in America especially in spring and summer when the weather is good and sunny (here in California it is garage sales time).

Garage sales are widely advertised in the internet. There is a special rubric Garage and moving Sales in one of the most popular web resource: and other resources.

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Friday 24 August 2012

Child's knitted cotton hats are summer hits in Russia this year

When I was in Russia this summer I found interesting that a lot of small girls aged from 1 to 10 yo were wearing knitted cotton hats. It was a hot summer in Russia and I do not know if these hats actually protect well from the sun and if they do not heat even more. + 30 C and all these poor girls with their heads covered with knitted hats...
A girl should be beatiful even when she is small and even if it is so hot outside. Be beautiful! Endure! You are a future woman!
It is so Russian.

Tuesday 12 June 2012

When you come to San Francisco be sure to wear flowers in your hair....

I always said Americans had bad taste in wearing things. Unfortunately, I just cannot take pictures of all Americans I see here every day wearing clothes which do not fit them because of a wrong color, size or inappropriate style for age or occasion.

Here are just some examples:

Too short, sorry


pijama party?


Sunday 11 March 2012

Tell Me What You Wear and I Will Tell You... Where You Live

Everybody knows that the US is a Big country for Big people ( I meant fat people but to say so would not be politically correct).

But the US is also a country of running skinny people! Everybody runs here. If you do not you are fat and obese. Running people need adequate sport clothes. Right? You run, you run, you run, then you work, you go shopping or see friends but forgot to take off your sports clothes. That's why here you see people wearing sports clothes everywhere. They just forgot to take them off.

Looking back to my life in Russia I am smiling thinking that I never ever went out with a guy wearing sports clothes. It would be a shame for me. I remember all these beautiful well-dressed Russian girls with their hair done and make-up and their boy-friends wearing sports clothes. It was funny and especially sad, very sad.

I wanted to run from Russia of sports clothing and- how ironic - I ended up in the US of sports clothing.


Wednesday 29 February 2012

Paris History through Shopping

Here is a shopping gallery in Paris. I love such nice and quiet spots where you can find some original and useless stuff. I do not love shopping so much but I do love a story behind a store, a shopping gallery, feel breath of history and imagine Parisians of early 20th century shopping. You also have Gallery Lafayette or le Bon Marché historical department stores. But that's a different story - too big, too busy.