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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 22: Witches of Manhattan. Dark Side

Stein Black Lace. What modern witches wear?

What would you imagine a modern witch wearing around Manhattan on a daily basis? I fantasised a little bit for this theme and opted for a sexy, black, lace top, burgundy lips and dark jeans for my "casual witchy" look.

Not a lot of people know this about me, but I am very interested in magic, its history and the science behind the mysterious. There are real witch circles in big cities like London and New York, and I experienced them first hand, purely for research reasons. I don't like talking about it, but among curious folk like me, aspiring authors in search of inspiration, and clearly insane people, there were few individuals who stood out.

It was interesting that among eccentric women dressed up as Elviras, mistresses of the Dark and Professors Trelawneys, the real witches, in the way I see and understand that term, attracted attention only with their natural magnetism, and a sense of serenity about them. That is what I tried to portray in today's look.

Shall we explore the dark side?

Portrait by Dennis from DCPNYC
Prada Bag. Very sexy lingerie style top in black. Revealing cleavage blogger outfit.
Manhattan Witch look in black lace top with revealing front.
Black lace top with the revealing cleavage.

Photography by Dennis

www.dennisjchristians.com

Black lace revealing top. Very sexy Shein lingerie style top.

Top - Shein | | Jeans - Levis | Bag - Prada


SHOP THE LOOK:

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)

Get THE LOOK:

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 19: Hawaii. Aloha, Beaches! Zaful Swimwear Review.

Zaful swimsuit review. White lace one-piece. Aloha Beaches in Hawaii!

Dear readers, I apologise for not updating Pastiche.Today this past week. I am currently on my vacation the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii and I am predictably busy :)

I will try to keep you updated on Instagram, but I am very excited to finally share my swimwear photoshoots and travel tips on the blog. Ben is a really wonderful and supporting man and even though he doesn't always enjoy taking pictures, he helped out because he knows how important Pastiche.today is to me. I have also been lucky to shoot with Marcus Bloss and I cannot wait to show you what we have created together. So while everyone else is writing about Fashion Week, I am going to show you some awesome beach photographs and write a unique Kauai Travel Guide!

White swimsuit on Kauai island in Hawaii. Zaful review. Model: Ulia Ali

ZAFUL SWIMWEAR:

Today I am showing you my photographs in this absolutely stunning swimsuit from ZAFUL. This one-piece is very intricate and beautiful, and is so perfect for honeymooning. I have been so impressed by the quality of Zaful items and their wide range of clothes and swimwear that I just have to share a little list of my favourites from the shop at the end of this post (along with coupon codes!). Girls, I really do highly recommend this online store!

Ulia Ali black and white portrait by Benjamin Pillmore.
Kauai Beach in Hawaii.
White Lace bikini in Kauai. Honeymoon attire in Hawaii. What to wear on Honeymoon?
Beach Babe Ulia Ali in Kauai, Hawaii
Ulia Ali photoshoot.
Hawaiian Adventures by Ulia Ali.
Zaful review by Ulia Ali. Blogger in Hawaii
Ulia Ali is a beach bunny. Hawaii bum
USA blogger Ulia Ali in Hawaii.
Kauai beach babe. Hawaiian Dream
Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. Zaful review.
Dior sunglasses photoshoot. By blogger Ulia Ali
Azeri girl and USA blogger in Kauai, Hawaii.

Swimsuit - Zaful | Sunglasses - Dior

SHOP ZAFUL SWIMWEAR:


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)

More Fabulousness by Eliza J: