Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Who's that Girl?.....By Chynesha

Hello my fellow Fashionistas, I was browsing today to see what new designers, editors, and so on that are out this year and I came across this beautiful girl named, Miroslava Duma. A Russian girl who is very well-known in her country as well in New York. She is a Fashion Consultant and the Founder of Buro 24/7. Once I saw some fashionable pictures of her I had to know who she was. Who IS this girl, Miroslava Duma?? I googled her and of course it was not hard to figure out who she was lol. So I got the chance to look at an interview that she did with Telegraph in UK. Here is a bit of brief information of who she is?















Miroslava Duma, or Mira to her friends, is one quarter of the glamorous troupe of women known affectionately as 'the Russian mafia'. Positively stalked by Tommy Ton et al, they have dominated street style blogs since they arrived on the scene a few seasons ago, conspicuous for their unbounded yet impeccable taste in high end designer wares. The chic clique comprises Ulyana Sergeenko, a fashion designer with a penchant for turbans who is garnering plaudits on the back of her well-received couture debut in Paris in February; Elena Perminova, model and girlfriend of billionaire media mogul Alexander Lebedev; Vika Gazinskaya, also a fashion designer with an ever-changing haircut and a love of vintage silhouettes; and Mira, the daughter of a Russian senator and founder of Buro 24/7, a fashion news website.
Mira's part in the revolution is less design-based. After a spell as an editor at RussianHarper's Bazaar , she realised that 'the future belongs to web journalism.' She founded Buro 24/7 , a website dedicated to fashion, art, architecture, cinema, music and style and is now a freelance writer. An Eastern European version is available by license, and there are plans for an English, Asian, French and Arabic version, and even Buro caf├ęs and bars. We caught up with her ahead of Fashion Month.
















Here's her interview: 



Describe a typical day. 


My working day can't be limited to 12 hours. I'm in touch with our editors 24 hours a day because when it's bedtime in Moscow, where I live, it's afternoon in New York. I'll have a few business meetings - collaborations between Buro and other brands, advertising, new projects - and I'm constantly keeping an eye on the news. If I have some spare time, I'll visit exhibitions but I love to hang out with my family. My two-year-old son, my husband and my family are my priority.

How do you get dressed in the morning? 


Donna Karan once said that if it takes more than 20 minutes to get ready you have some problems with your appearance. I totally agree. I can't understand women who open their huge wardrobes and say, 'I have nothing to wear.'




How would you define the Russian aesthetic? 


Last year we were all obsessed with beautiful silhouettes and perfecting lines. All the Russian designers have different signatures, though; Vika Gazinskaya's outfits often resemble Christobal Balenciaga's early work, for example, but updated with modern graphics.

Who are your favourite designers? 


There are so many, but I am loyal to Vika, Marni, Chanel, Phoebe Philo, Raf Simons, Ostwald Helgason, Proenza Schouler…

What books do you have on your bedside table? 


I love classic Russian literature - Gogol, Leskov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky. Lately I've become fond of American literature; I'm reading Hemingway in the original English and his writing style seems boyish. I like the tight, athletic prose ofThe Sun Also Rises. I like to read several books at the same time - I've been readingAnna Karenina by Tolstoy and also Afisha magazine, a special edition devoted to the history of Russian media, simultaneously.



What do you do to relax? 


Some say yoga is the answer; as for me, I like to eat Toffifee caramel candies.

What is your secret talent? 


I have an ability to enjoy every single moment of life. I cherish an hour spent with my lovely son and another spent writing an article; I am an optimist. Also I can fly like Batman. But that's another story.









She is my new style CRUSH!!!!!!! 






















As Always Stay Classy!!!

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