Week 2: War & Peace. Russian Winter Fairytale

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I have created several War & Peace inspired fashion looks, especially the ones that I could imagine Natasha Rostova wearing if she would magically appear in our era.

Here is my first look, the one I call 'Russian Winter Fairytale'. It has a very soft, feminine touch to it. The outfit is a little bit peasant-y, but still very rich in fabric and somehow noble; something Natasha would wear when she and other Rostovs visited her uncle in the village of Mihkaylovka. There, in his wooden hut, surrounded by peasants and dancing to a Balalaika, Natasha wonderfully connects with the spirit of simple Russian men and women. 

Blogger Ulia Ali in Park City, Utah. As Natasha Rostova in War and Peace on pastiche.today blog

Of course such open shoulders are a little bit more risky than what women usually wore during the beginning of the 19th century. Additionally, women of the aristocracy during that era would wear their hair up. However, films often disregard historical facts, and I wanted to show more of Natasha's closeness to simple folk by braiding my hair in this look.

Braid-spiration:

Russina braid inspiration. Art 

Regency Era Fashion:

Pink and red Regency Era dress
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Ulia Ali in Utah. Style blogger in New York and Utah 
Ulia Ali - top fashion blogger in New York and Utah.
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Outfit by Walter Baker.

Outfit by Walter Baker.

  The screens from the series taken from another wonderful blog Frock&Flicks

 

The screens from the series taken from another wonderful blog Frock&Flicks

I hope you enjoyed my first pastiche of Natasha Rostova's character. Stay tuned for more looks this week!

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