Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Dreamers land

By: Vera Gushansky
While in Eugene, Oregon, my friend Melody and I decided to take a hike through the wilderness on a rainy day. The fog set between the trees gave the illusion that we were hiking through a dream.

photos by: Melody Dowlat
wearing: Marc Jacobs hooded jacket, black high-waisted jeans from American Apperal, red leather punk boots from Rose Bowl Flea Market.

Always and Forever

By: Vera Gushansky
Ever since I was 13, I've had the same favorite model, Jessica Stam (nicknamed Stam). Even with all the new faces since then, I can not seem to find a model that matches, or comes close to the modeling abilities of Stam. Her stunning face and body, mixed with her cat eyes and dazed look, combined with her natural talent of striking a picture perfect pose, created a model that can never be replaced or forgotten. Stam has been featured in numerous campaigns such as Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, Marc Jacobs and H&M. She has graced the covers of Numero, Vogue and W. Stam has walked for hundreds of designers including, Alexander Mcqueen, Chanel, and Dsquared.

Name: Jessica Stam
Date of Birth: April 23, 1986
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Measurements: 31" x 24" x 34"
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Place of Birth: Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

Atsuro Tayama, Banila.B, Bonne Belle, Bottega Veneta, BCBG Max Azria, Bulgari, Cerruti Jeans, Calvin Klein 'CK One' fragrance, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, GAP, Giorgio Armani, Holt Renfrew, H&M, Kenzo, Loewe, Marc Jacobs, Martine Sitbon, Miss Sixty, Miu Miu, Prada, Roberto Cavalli for H&M, Rochas, SJ, Valentino, Vera Wang, Versus
Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Amaya Arzuaga, Ann Demeulemeester, Anna Molinari, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Antonio Berardi, Armani Prive, Atsuro Tayama, Balenciaga, Balmain, BCBG Max Azria, Behnaz Sarafpour, Belstaff, Bill Blass, Blumarine, Borbonese, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Byblos, Byblos, Cacharel, Carlos Miele, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Chado Ralph Rucci, Chanel, Charles Anastase, Chloe, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Cividini, Clements Ribeiro, Corso, Costello Tagliapietra, Custo Barcelona, Cynthia Steffe, D&G, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Diesel StyleLab, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dries Van Noten, Dsquared2, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Cavallini, Emilio Pucci, Emma Cook, Esteban Cortazar, Etro, Exte, Fendi, Gaetano Navarra, Gai Mattiolo, Gibo, Giles Deacon, Givenchy, Gucci, Guerriero, Habitual, Haneza, Hermes, Iceberg, Isaac Mizrahi, ISSA, J Mendel, Jasmine Di Milo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeffrey Chow, Jenni Kayne, Jennifer Nicholson, Jill Stuart, John Galliano, John Varvatos, Julien MacDonald, Just Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Krizia, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, La Perla, Lancetti, Lanvin, Libertine, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Love Sex Money, Luca Luca, Luella, Luella Bartley, Malo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Martine Sitbon, Mary Ping, Matthew Williamson, Max Azria, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Michel Klein, Michelle Janks, Miss Sixty, Miu Miu, MM Facchinelli, Morgan, Moschino, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Nanette Lepore, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Farhi, Nina Ricci, Oakley, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Som, PHI, Pollini, Prada, Preen, Pringle of Scotland, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Reem Acra, Richard Chai, Richard Tyler, Rick Owens, Roberto Cavalli, Rodarte, Roland Mouret, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Sophia Kokosalaki, Sportmax, Stella McCartney, Stephen Burrows, Strenesse, Sweetface, Temperley, Tibi, Tommy Hilfiger, Trend Les Copains, Tuleh, Tyler, Valentino, Vera Wang, Versace, Versus, Victor de Souza, Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Tam, Y & Kei, Y-3, Yuki Torii, Zac Posen, Chanpaul, 6267
Check out her full bio: here

Haight Ashbury District

By: Vera Gushansky

During my travels through California and Oregon, we stopped in San Francisco for a little under a week. Of course I had to visit all the best shopping spots, so it's no wonder I found myself running up and down the Haight street in the Haight Ashbury District, more than once ;). Haight Ashbury used to be known for it's mass hippie population and to tell you the truth, not much has changed, except property prices of course. The down-to-earth spirit of this district's inhabitants has defiantly stayed put. My favorite store that I discovered was a vintage store called Decades of Fashion.

My purchases:

Guess I was feeling inspired by velvet and lace that day?

Friday, January 8, 2010


By: Vera Gushansky
Article from Teen Vogue
Create your own statement dress by Vena Cava. This dress is easy to make, and does not require a sewing machine. You end result will leave you with a perfect dress to wear on a stroll through the park.

Step 1:
what you'll need
1. three yards of vintage fabric
2. a tape measure
3. scissors, needle, and thread
4. a white t-shirt
5. felt stick it letters
Step 2:
down to size
cut the fabric to make the skirt of the dress. for width, measure your waist and multiply that number by three. next, cut the desired length.
Step 3
main squeeze
using the needle and thread, make a running stitch across the top of the fabric, with each stitch about one quarter inch in length. When finished, pull the stitch to shirr the skirt.
Step 4
spell it out
trim the bottom of the t-shirt so that it hits your natural waist. sew the skirts waist to the t-shirts bottom. stick the letters across the front of the shirt to spell out your message.
Step 5


By: Vera Gushansky
Toni Garrn in Vogue Germany, January 2010.

Models Goofing Off Backstage

By: Vera Gushansky

Don't let the fierce face of a model fool you into believeing that they have no soul. Models are just like you and me. They love a good laugh ;).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

From Runway to Print: Fendi S/S2009

By: Vera Gushansky

The Perfect Touch

By: Vera Gushansky

My new L O V E. Who says boyfriends can't be replaced with accessories?


By: Vera Gushansky

Supermodel, Lara Stone, is giving hope to beautiful girls with Naturally slim bodies, who were born to model. By slim I mean clothes drape your body as if it were a hanger while you still have fat on your body. She just knows how to work what her momma gave her!


Lara Smoking a Ciggie: