This blog has always tracked global street style, because I find other cities and people around the world so fascinating. I read books on Geo-political topics for pleasure and it’s my habit to read national news first and then jump over to the BBC news page for a broader world view. There are so many news items that the US papers don’t even cover. Over the past year, I’ve been keeping up on the conflict in the Ukraine and it’s disintegrating quickly and violently.
After reading All The Light We Cannot See at the beginning of the year, it crystallized for me that wars and conflicts are singularly political, and that the people, families and communities always lose, no matter which side they are on.
I wanted to feature street style from Kiev, Ukraine today because it’s important to put a face to places. Conflict touches regular people — these people and their loved ones. I’m not sure what the next political move is by the international community, but I am watching and I care.
Anya (photo: Style in Kyiv)
Diana (photo: Style in Kyiv)
Diana – (photo: Style in Kyiv)
Yana – (photo: Style in Kyiv)
Be sure to check out more from Style in Kyiv and see street fashion and beautiful faces from Kiev, Ukraine.
We are all one.
“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.”
― Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
Knitting Noodles large wool basket
Waiting on Martha – Dutch crown braid tutorial
Joe’s Jeans – Prosper Open-toe Booties
Ancient Greek Sandals – Althea Suede sandals
Venessa Arizaga silver braided bracelet
Click any picture for more crisscross-y details.
How cute is that Dutch braid? The rest of the tutorial shows how to fix hair as shown or how to make a braided crown with messy bun underneath. It doesn’t look too done, which is nice. Have to try this on one on my daughter for a test run.
Enjoy the day!
“Life is a web of intersections and choices. Your 1st choice is to recognize an intersection. Your 2nd choice is to be grateful for it.” — Ryan Lilly
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Tagged Ancient Greek, basket, bracelets, braids, cozy, Dutch crown braid, hairstyles, Home, jewelry, Joe's Jeans, knitted, Knitting Noodles, sandals
Sometimes simplicity is best. It’s easy for me to overthink an outfit, especially if it’s for a special occasion. Today, I saw all these amazing photos of women in black and white outfits and they reminded me how elegant the combo is.
Black maxi skirt + white t-shirt
Brocade skirt, Black shell, statement necklace
Winter white coat with black ankle boots
Oversized sweater with shorts and flats
Nothing boring here! White blouse with black cropped pant, heels
Chunky white sweater, white coat, black silk pant
Stay well and warm!
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant
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Tagged 40+ style, black and white, cropped pant, Holiday, Maxi skirt, mini skirt, oversized sweater, winter coat, winter outfits