Week 22: Witches of Manhattan. Halloween Special

Witches of Manhattan. Halloween special by bloggers Ulia Ali, Natalya and Olia.

Every year, towards the end of October, our streets and homes are invaded by pumpkins, plastic spiders and scary looking candies. While some of us eagerly jump on the "Halloween fun" bandwagon and spend weeks thinking about whether to be a naughty nurse or a sultry bunny, others use Halloween as a chance to explore their dark side and disregard the costume madness altogether.

I want to dedicate this Halloween Special to urban witches. What do they wear, what books do they read, and where do they buy their potions in NYC? Find out in our spookiest Theme Week yet - Witches of Manhattan.

Ulia Ali, witches of Manhattan

Dress - Shein | Heels - Steve Madden  | Lace Mask - Ann Summers (similar here and here)


For this shoot I have collaborated with two beautiful NYC vixens from  All Bueno Things , Olya and Natasha.

For this shoot I have collaborated with two beautiful NYC vixens from All Bueno Things, Olya and Natasha.

Black Shein dress. Sexy Manhattan Witch for Halloween Special.
Black Shein dress. Sexy Manhattan Witches for Halloween Special.
Three New York City Bloggers unite in the photoshoot for Halloween.
Ulia Ali in halloween special. Grace Church NYC.
hein dress. Sexy Manhattan Witches for Halloween Special.



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Week 18: Summer in NYC. Sexy stripes by ROSEGAL

Week 15: Downton Abbey. Pastiche of Lady Mary Crawley in the 1920s

Blog of Ulia Ali. Pastiche of 20s Downton Abbey looks.

Love her or hate her, Lady Mary is one of the strongest female characters in the Downton Abbey TV series and possibly in the entire history of British TV shows. While watching the show I tried to figure out with which character I associate myself with the most, and even though at the end I had to admit to myself (not without a little annoyance!) that I am more of a Lady Rose kind of girl– spontaneous, reckless, romantic and sometimes too emotional, I wish I was more like Lady Mary.


Lady Mary has a strong head on her shoulders and does not easily give into her emotions (especially after the scandal with the GORGEOUS Mr. Pamuk). But both, Lady Rose and Lady Mary have something in common– an amazing sense of fashion. I created a pastiche of Lady Mary Crawley with a hint of Rose Aldridge's flirty flapper girl style, but as always with a modern twist.

Cloisters museum. Lady Mary Crawley look.

For the shoot I opted for this embellished Walter Baker dress, a lace choker and my Art-Deco inspired Christian Louboutin heels. Please check out the outfit details and similar finds at the end of the post.

The photographs were taken by my husband Ben at Fort Tryon and The Cloisters Museum, which was built to resemble a real medieval castle with authentic medieval gardens. The museum and Fort Tryon park are located in Upper Manhattan and are definitely worth a visit!

Photo of Ulia Ali
Cloisters' medieval garden in NYC
Fort Tryon
Blogger Ulia Ali next to the Met Cloisters museum
Silver Walter Baker dress and Art Deco inspired Christian Louboutin heels.
Pastiche of Downton Abbey fashion style in 1920s
Medieval museum in New York Cloisters. 2016
Christian Louboutin Kristali silver heels