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Week 29: NYFW Recap. My REVOLVE & Cynthia Rowley Looks

Ulia Ali in Tularose striped 70s dress from Revolve.

MY LOOK 1:

Dress - Tularosa X Revolve | Bag - Christian Louboutin | Hat - PomPom London |
Boots - UGGs (grey and white style here ) | Socks - similar here, but expensive! And $5 red ones I like :) |
Fur Coat - Снежная Королева (similar here. sort of! :) )

I wore this comfy, yet stylish look for Francesca Liberatore NYFW show. The show was beautiful, and I could spot so many famous bloggers and TV personalities, like Dorothy Wang from Rich Kids from Beverly Hills, in the audience. I have made a little collage with my favourite looks from Francesca Liberatore's beautiful FW 2017 show.

Francesca Liberatore 2017
Francesca Liberatore
Ulia Ali in Tularose striped 70s dress from Revolve during NYFW.

I wore this 70s inspired Tularose dress with a white fur jacket, and I can imagine wearing the dress on a beach vacation as well. So easy to style it! Revolve always has the best selection of clothes and brands. If I could shop only in one store for the rest of my life, it would be, without any doubt, Revolve. 

I also wore my new Christian Louboutin pink bag for the first time. It was another gift Ben gave to me when we were in Copenhagen. And Ben was also the one who took all these photographs and the upcoming video!

Ulia Ali in Tularose striped 70s dress from Revolve. UGG boots
Blogger babe Ulia Ali in Tularose striped dress from Revolve.
Blogger babe Ulia Ali in Tularose striped dress from Revolve.
Ulia Ali in stripes.

MY LOOK 2:

Dress - Cynthia Rowley (its not on sale YET, but I will link it when it's available) |
Bracelet - Hermes | Shoes -  Christian Louboutin

Mari Vanna NYC brunch | blogger

Another NYFW look that I wore for some meetings and a brunch at my favourite Russian restaurant Mari Vanna NYC. This teal blue dress with embroidered flowers is by Cynthia Rowley, and it is so pretty! Kind of reminds me of my Marie Antoinette Theme Week (click here to see my Marie Antoinette inspired looks!)

Blogger Ulia Ali in turquoise embroidered dress by Cynthia Rowley.
Mari Vanna NYC brunch | blogger
Blogger Ulia Ali in turquoise embroidered dress by Cynthia Rowley.
Mari Vanna NYC brunch | blogger
With my youngest fans :)

With my youngest fans :)

Blogger Ulia Ali in turquoise embroidered dress by Cynthia Rowley.
Blogger Ulia Ali in turquoise embroidered dress by Cynthia Rowley. Hermes pink bracelet.

Thank you Shopstyle for the dresses!


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 17: Rita Hayworth Is a Babe. 40s Style Goddess.

Pastiche of Rita Hayworth in black skirt and a polka dot shirt. Photos by DCPNYC.

When I received this polka dot top from Shein I tried it on with jeans and denim shorts first, and it looked really fun and cute. But I just knew I had to create a vintage inspired look when I saw how beautiful the top looked paired with my favourite ball gown skirt (similar here).

This outfit combo reminds me of Christian Dior's New Look from the 1940s and of stunning Old Hollywood actresses, especially Rita Hayworth who, in my opinion, deserves more recognition. Therefore, I am dedicating this Theme Week to 40s babe, Rita Hayworth

Dior's 'New Look' in late 40s. Pastiche blog

I first saw Rita in Gilda and she stole my heart. I will talk more about her and her style in one of my posts later this week, but today I am sharing my “40s Style Goddess” outfit inspired by a few of Rita's signature looks. Today’s look was shot in Soho by the amazing photographer DCP New York.

Rita Hayworth new on pastiche.
Beautiful blonde girl in Soho, New York City. Streetstyle
Elegant classy look in black and polka dot. Big hat. Formalwear look by blogger.
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Red Wall in Soho. Fashion shoot Ulia Ali.
Amazing elegant classy look worn by NYC blogger Ulia Ali. Pastiche of Old Hollywood star. Ascot inspiration.
Blogger wearing Shein Polka dot top and macaron Kenzo bag
Soho babe
Polka dot trend.
Big black classy hat worn by Ulia Ali from pastiche.today blog.
Ulia Ali in Louboutins
Big black hat
Ulia Ali
Polka dot off shoulder blouse by Shein store. Blogger collaboration. Kenzo macaron bag.

Top - Shein, Skirt - old, but found similar on Shein, shoes - Christian Louboutin, Bag - Kenzo (similar).

Hello, World!

Week 16: I am BLONDE! 'Cupcake in the Forest' Look.

Pink Peplum Look from Shein

For those who follow me on social media (Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook), it is no surprise that I am nearly blonde now. I have been wanting to change my hair colour for almost a year, but I never had the courage to do it. Luckily, I found the Instagram account of a NYC based Turkish hairstylist Asil, who regularly posts before and after shots of his work, and I knew I had to get an appointment with him.

In the next post I will write more about my FIRST ever hair dyeing experience and share my favourite haircare products, but for now I want to show you my pink look that my husband urged me to call a "Forest Cupcake.” He took the photographs, so I had to agree. :)

To be honest, I really wanted to dedicate this week to Barbie and pastiche her cute pink outfits which would go perfectly with my new blonde locks. But I am currently in Winter Park, Colorado and its beautiful forests and mountains do not go well with a Barbie theme. So I had to tone down my love for the famous doll, and limit myself to just one pink piece in my entire outfit - an absolutely beautiful peplum top from SHEIN. It is on insane SALE right now (it was $66 and now it's only $13). I have linked outfit details and similar items at the end of the post.

Blonde Blogger Ulia Ali in Winter Park, Colorado.
Blogger with blonde brunette ombre
Dior sunglasses and pink peplum top.
Blogger Ulia Ali wearing pink peplum top and white skinny jeans. Hot look!

Shop my outfit:

Top - Shein, Sunglasses - Dior, Platinum Ring - David Yurman, Jeans - Topshop, Heels - Christian Louboutin

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.

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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