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Theme 38: Exploring Williamsburg. Cinématographie

Exploring Williamsburg by Ulia Ali. Leopard Jumpsuit.

I seriously should be hired to be a location scout for films as I always find the most interesting and not overused spots for my photographs. For the Theme 38 I decided to Explore Williamsburg and shoot my another PrettyMissy look.

FSP heels and PrettyMissy leopard jumpsuit.

I paired this leopard jumpsuit with a red beret from Urban Outfitters (similar one for cheaper price HERE) and one of the most exquisite pair shoes I ever had - Femmes Sans Peur that remind me of Assyrian and Egyptian temple art.

Femmes-sans-peur
Ulia Ali wearing FSP heels.
Ulia Ali in Williamsburg. YSL, leopard jumpsuit and red beret look.
Ulia Ali blogger in Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Ulia Ali NYC blogger wearing Femmes Sans Peur.
Ulia Ali in Williamsburg
Femmes Sand Peur heels
Red Beret look by Ulia Ali.

Theme 36: Holiday Season. 70s Party Vibes with Revolve

Revolve blogger. Clayton burgundy jumpsuit. 70s vibes.

Holiday season is approaching and we all are on a lookout for perfect gifts and beautiful outfits. Of course sparkling embellished dresses for New Years Eve parties and cozy sweaters for Christmas dinners are not going anywhere, but 70s style is making a huge comeback this season!

Revolve has always been one of the websites where I go to to find new cool designer pieces and the trendiest of outfits, and Clayton collection really caught my eye. I picked this stunning, but soft and comfortable Clement jumpsuit that is as perfect for a glam party as it is for a vacation in warmer places. Please bare in mind that the jumpsuit is quite tall, so either wear heels or prepare to get it shortened (or maybe you are actually above 6', so this is made for you and I congratulate you on your endless legs!) 

Ulia ALi Pillmore using Tezza Presets
Photo of Ulia Ali
Wurst Case Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Fashionista Ulia Ali in New York wearing burgundy Clayton jumpsuit from REVOLVE.
Burgundy 70ps look in 2017. Deux Lux bag and Clayton look.
Clemente jumpsuit at Revolve by Clayton


Theme 32: Boho Chic. Festival Vibes in the City

California Moonrise review. Amazing clothes boho chic

For a while I wanted to get a long cardigan, but couldn't find what I really liked. Luckily I received this absolutely beautiful long knitted crochet cardigan from California Moonrise, and I am embarrassed to say that I wear it pretty much every day with everything now!

Pictures on their website doesn't even give it a justice. The cardigan is very comfy, but stylish and can be as easily worn with shorts and jeans as with a swimsuit or as a warm throw at home. Recently I have been writing in outdoors cafes a lot, and because it is still chilly in New York, I love throwing this cardigan over basic tops and tshirts. 

For this look, shot by my favorite NYC Photographer Dennis, I styled California Moonrise cardigan with white jeans, silky top with lacey details, added some black accessories and of course wore my cowboy hat that I seem to not take off since Coachella :)

Ulia ali wearing California Moonrise. Blogger collaboration.
Cardigan knitted crochet by California Moonrise. 2017
Crochet cardigan. Boho chic
Boho chic in Dumbo
Boho chic style

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Week 22: Witches of Manhattan. Bells, the Blog & the Brooklyn Bridge.

Bell Sleeve Dress from Nasty Gal.

What the Blog is About?

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While I often want to share my views on current events happening in the world, I try to stick to writing about culture, fashion and books. I don't like offending people and hurting their feelings, and I also don't think certain views on politics, finances, educational system etc. should be shared publicly if they are not researched properly. Nowadays we are all content creators, and I refuse to add to this maddening storm of misleading information as you never know who is reading it and who it is going to affect.

I believe in a proverb "Let the cobbler stick to his last". It comes from an ancient story about a shoemaker who criticizes a work by a Greek painter named Apelles, saying that the shoe in the picture wasn't portrayed correctly. The next day, the shoemaker, quite proud at seeing the former error corrected, thanks to his advice, begins to criticize the leg; upon which Apelles, full of indignation, pops his head out, and reminds him that a shoemaker should give no opinion beyond the shoes.

Therefore, I promise that on Pastiche.today you will only see properly researched information about historical persons and cultural events, fashion styles I really wear and like, recommendations on books I actually read and films I have watched. I promise not to feed you any information to sell you something or write reviews on places I have never been at for the sake of having it on my blog.

My goal is to create this wonderful online place for you where every Theme Week you can immerse yourself into a new fantasy and get interested and excited about a new subject. I want people to come back here and to my social media to find inspiration not only for their wardrobes and reading lists, but for their everyday lives!

As you have noticed, sometimes I do not upload all the content for one Theme within 7 days, and I often update the lists, links and themed shops many days after they are published. The reason for that is that I don't want to create quick content; that is why you won't see me praising that ugly Kenzo H&M collection or wearing other fast fashion trends. I want people to come back to different posts and Themed Weeks when they feel they are interested in the topic and find all the necessary information even months after it was created!

Am I talking off-topic too much today? :) Let me return to our Witches of Manhattan Week. For my last witchy look I decided to wear this extremely sexy, black romper with bell sleeves. Bell sleeves are such a classic attribute of any "witch outfit," that I feel that you don't even have to add anything else to make your dress or romper look more magic-infused. However, the revealing lace-up front of my romper from NastyGal (similar here) is an additional dramatic detail.

At the end of this post I linked to a few of my favourite bell sleeve dresses, rompers and tops for you to shop. Go for black or deep red for the ultimate evil sorceress look, or play with the lighter colours and floral prints to feel like a Medieval princess who appeared in the 21st century!

Blogger and publishing entrepreneur Ulia Ali. Former Editor-in-chief or the Wedding magazine with two Bachelors and one Masters degree with distinction in Publishing. 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DENNIS CHRISTIANS 

 WWW.DENNISJCHRISTIANS.COM

Ulia Ali style blogger from Azerbaijan, living in NYC.
Brooklyn Bridge photoshoot with Ulia Ali in black bell sleeves dress from NastyGa;.
Ulia Ali walking down the street in Kurt Geiger heels.

Romper - NastyGal |  Heels - Kurt Geiger | Sunnies - Tom Ford


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Week 13: Grace Kelly. My Eliza J Pink Dress

Eliza J dress. NYC designer. Gorgeous pink lace dress worn by Ulia Ali

I discovered Eliza J on Nordstrom’s website when I was looking for an outfit inspired by Grace Kelly. It was love at first sight! The delicious pastel pink colour, elegant 50s silhouette, rose lace, and a full crisp skirt; the dress was rapidly added to my shopping cart.

When the dress arrived, my husband immediately asked if they had it in other colours (as a matter of fact they DO) and that I should purchase them all! The moment I put this dreamy pink dress on I felt incredibly feminine and classy. The silhouette of the dress is very flattering and makes my waist look tiny.

Ulia Ali in Eliza J pink dress

I felt really lucky to find something so similar to Grace Kelly's signature style and in one of her favourite colours.

Grace Kelly in Pale Pink dresses
The iconic silhouette. Grace Kelly style
These wonderful photos were taken by my friend  Agne   Gadišauskaitė  at the   Brooklyn Botanic Garden .

These wonderful photos were taken by my friend Agne Gadišauskaitė at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Eliza J has other gorgeous pieces (check out my new favourites at the end of this post!). The brand's dresses and skirts are all beautiful, very feminine, and have a fabulous vintage feel I adore.

Ulia Ali in Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Ulia Ali in pink Eliza J dress.
Eliza J pink lace dress
Fabulous 50s silhouette pink dress. Vintage and feminine
Ulia Ali in Pink Eliza J dress

MY LOOK:  Dress - Eliza J (they also have it in black here), Heels - Pigalle Christian Louboutin, Bag - Dior (similar here), Gloves - bought on Amazon (here)

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