Control Your Stripes

Control Your  Stripes. 7 More Minutes. London fashion blog by Alyona Prykhodko. Daily fashion. London. Alyona is wearing Marni trousers and jumper, Gucci heels, Olympia Le Tan clutch, Dior ring, LV bracelet. www.7moreminutes.com Getting Ready Time: 1 hour and 21 minutes. Perfecting colour coordination and a perfect red lip take time.

Recently I started to get the feeling that I am loosing touch with reality. The constant kaleidoscope of work, travel, wedding prep etc… Maddening! Turns out it does not take much more than this to turn once normal (ok, relatively normal) woman into a raging maniac with homicidal tendencies. But funnily enough, whenever I start to feel like I have lost my mind, I start to pay a lot of extra attention to my clothes. For the last 6 months, I have

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Parka

Parka. 7 More Minutes. London fashion blog by Alyona Prykhodko. Daily fashion. London. Alyona is wearing Mr&Mrs parka, J Brand jeans, Balenciaga boots, Mulberry bag, Celine sunglasses, bracelet by Sybarite. www.7moreminutes.com Getting Ready Time: 17 minutes.

It’s starting to feel like the entire world has been flooded by ‘transitioning’ advice (the weather kind, not the gender reassignment). I keep seeing cosy sweaters paired up with cute summer dresses, suede jackets with opened toed booties, colourful sandals with patterned socks. Which is lovely. Amazing. But it’s just so annoying. May be if you live in LA, you could get away with this (and yes, I am totally out of control jealous about LA weather, lifestyle and the fact that you can go to the beach whenever you feel like it)

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Tuxedo

Tuxedo. 7 More Minutes. London fashion blog by Alyona Prykhodko. Daily fashion. London. Spring. Alyona is wearing Stella McCartney jacket, trousers by D&G, heels by Tom Ford, all jewellery by Sybarite. www.7moreminutes.com Getting Ready Time: 29 minutes. A great thing about tuxedos- they are easy and fast.

I doubt that there is anything that will make you look as cool as a tuxedo. From James Bond to Marlene Dietrich and Angelina Jolie it is impossible to outdo it. Nothing even comes close. Sure, a slinky silk dress is certainly sexy, but a good tux has a personality of its own. It hints at overpowering laughter and at drinks that are about to be spilled. It has that ‘walking home at dawn’ feel to it. Not to mention that it’s a lot

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Flatforms

Flatforms. 7 More Minutes. London fashion blog by Alyona Prykhodko. Daily fashion. London. Winter. Alyona is wearing Joseph jumper, J Brand jeans, Stella McCartney shoes, Chanel bag, vest by Florence Mode, all jewellery by Sybarite. www.7moreminutes.com Getting Ready Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes.

This post should have been titled: ‘How to be an hour late and piss off your friends’. I have spoken about the ease of black and white colour palette here, but let me tell you this: add a pair of flatforms to the mix and you can throw your entire schedule out of the window. While the shoes are super cute and I love the ultimate sense of cool they add to the look, getting a flattering outfit together was almost impossible. I am sure not everyone feels that way. Those blessed with

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Colourblind

Colourblind. 7 More Minutes. London fashion blog by Alyona Prykhodko. Daily fashion. London. Winter. Alyona is wearing Roksanda coat, Hockley fur scarf, Chanel gloves and bag, Balenciaga boots, bracelet by Sybarite. www.7moreminutes.com Getting Ready Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Ok, I know this colour combination might seem a little mad, but I'm sticking with my choice. It's bright, bold and more than a little exciting. And with all the greyness of February, I want to celebrate the beginning of March with a proper pop of colour. I'm no longer willing to wait for spring with all the birds, bees and most importantly lighter jackets. I have reached the stage where I will do anything to bring the sunshine a little bit closer. And if I have to be my very own Sun.

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