Dennis Christians

Week 29: NYFW Recap. My NYFW Looks

First New York Fashion Week look. NYFW. Blogger style.

They say you never forget your first NYFW, and I couldn't agree more! It was a mad week full of runway shows, bloggers events, showroom meetings, and surprises from Mother Nature. 

This week I am going to share my NYFW looks, videos and photographs from the events, and give you an advice on how to get invited to NYFW if you have just started your blog!

Style blogger during NYFW 2017 in black fur. 2018.

I really enjoyed Malan Breton's collection as it is so close to my style. It has that feel of a vintage class, sophistication and a touch of a luxury that I adore. Here are some of my favourite looks from Malan Breton's FW 2017 runways show:

Malan Breton NYFW 2017. Best looks. Highlights
Style Fashion Week 2017 in New York.

LOOK 2:

Transparent black polka dot top with lace and red skirt combo for winter and spring.
NYFW look 1, 2017. Red skirt and black lace top.
Ulia Ali at NYFW 2017.
Ulia Ali blogger in black fur. NYFW fashion look 2017

MY LOOK 2:

Black Lace Top - Shein | Skirt - Shein | Boots - Steve Madden |

Bag - Etro ( I also like this Oscar de la Renta one on SALE) | Fur Jacket - similar here

Photography:  Dennis Christians


Week 27: The Start of 2017. Oculus

Oculus WTC by the architect Santiago Calatrava in New York. Photoshoot by blogger Ulia Ali.

Oculus, designed by the celebrated Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is one of my favourite buildings in New York. The gigantic Transportation Hub, officially called the World Trade Center, evokes a big white bird, spreading its massive steel wings preparing for a flight.

Despite the heavy criticism of Calatrava's over-budget and seven years behind the schedule, project, I trust that Oculus represents the new-age grandiosity of New York, like the good old Grand Central embodied New York's pompous ascent at the beginning of the 20th century.

To me this $4 billion station is not just “the world’s most expensive train station”, but a new symbol of New York, a reminder that everything is possible in this big beautiful city I am so privileged to call home.

The most expensive station in the world- Oculus

MY LOOK:

Black Turtleneck Dress - SammyDress | Stockings - Oroblu | Heels - Christian Louboutin

Photographs were taken in Oculus, by Dennis Christians.

(More posts about Culture and Exhibitions here ).


Christian Louboutin black heels with Oroblu in WTC, Oculus.
Black dress in White World Trade Center. Photoshoot in Oculus
Oculus World Trade Centre by Calatrava. New York, Ulia Ali Pillmore.
View from WTC Oculus balcony.
World Trade Center photoshoot.
World Trade Centre New York. Rare photographs model.
Oculus train station. Hub, Path, Subway.

Week 26: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Winter Wonderland in Laduree.

Christmas Tree at Laduree Soho in New York City. Blogger Ulia Ali

Laduree in Soho, NYC has some of the coziest Christmas decorations in the city. I love going there wearing a warm sweater to drink Marie Antoinette tea and to read a book (I just started The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton).

Today's look is one of my favourite of the season, and I am so excited to share it with you. I am wearing a super warm, grey sweater from Shein that looks perfect with my arctic blue, fox fur vest bought in Baku, Azerbaijan in Снежная Королева. I also can't stop wearing white jeans as they make every outfit look so fresh. The cherry on top of my marshmallow babe look (that's what Ben calls it!) is my grey Louis Vuitton bag.

Blogger Ulia Ali from Azerbaijan wearing grey fur vest in Soho, NYC. Серая маховая жилетка Снежная Королева.
Ulia Ali portrait.
Street style New York, winter 2017. Winter cozy fur vest.
Ulia Ali wearing fur vest and Louis Vuitton bag.

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Fur Vest - similar here | Grey Sweater - Shein | Boots - Hush Puppies  | Jeans - Topshop | Bag - Louis Vuitton 


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


SHOP THE LOOK: