Week 21: Greek. eShakti Review

eShakti review

Greece is a country of beautiful and feminine women with striking features. Only last week I discovered one of the most famous Greek actresses of the 60s, Tzeni Karezi, and decided to create a vintage inspired look to pay tribute to her style and beauty.

To be honest with you, the photoshoot turned out more "belezza Italiana" than Greek, but I decided to share the results with you this week anyway :)


This pretty polka dress I am wearing is from eShaktieShakti offers custom clothing for women of all sizes. It is quite incredible how fast they created and delivered the high quality dress which was exactly what I wanted and fitted me perfectly! Having a 32D chest and a tiny waist might not seem like a problem, but it is definitely hard to find a dress that fits my chest and doesn't hang loose on my waist. Luckily, clothes at eShakti are made exactly for your body using measurements which you provide before making an order. Additionally, you can fully customise any piece and choose the neckline, skirt length, add/remove pockets and so on, which means you get a truly unique piece for an astonishingly affordable price. Check eShakti out and see for yourself!

eShakti review. Custom polka dot dress
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.
eShakti polka dot review by blogger Ulia Ali.
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.
Polka dot dress. Vintage inspired look in NYC.
eShakti review by blogger Ulia Ali.

I think eShakti is especially great for bridesmaids dresses. I have linked a few of my favourites for you:

Week 9: Floral. Blue Floral Dress





This blue floral dress by Walter Baker is a perfect example of a floral print that is "girly and pretty," but also bold, sexy and surprisingly daring. The print is very bright and eye-catching, but what I love the most about this dress is the high slits and lace-up front (no bra days!).

I kept the styling subdued with minimal makeup and a simple hairstyle with two tiny braids in the back.The look was not too overwhelming, and it was rather comfortable for a long walk in NYC with friends.


Dress - Walter Baker Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell


Blue Walter Baker dress. NYC Blogger

Week 2: War & Peace. Russian Winter Fairytale

Russian winter fairytale love war and peace peasant look Walter Baker

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 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.


Russina braid inspiration. Art 

Regency Era Fashion:

Pink and red Regency Era dress
azerbaijani blogger in Utah. Fashion look
Ulia Ali in Utah. Style blogger in New York and Utah 
Ulia Ali - top fashion blogger in New York and Utah.
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!