…French lace, camellia blooms, and velvet bows,

Vintage linen, gentle silk, and the scent of rose…

Gardens and parks are breathing deep with fresh greenery, and the sun’s rays scatter through the emerald leaves, making spangles out of the morning dew.

DO YOU REMEMBER FROM CHILDHOOD that sweetest scent of wet grass, when you ran barefoot within a country meadow, or weaved wreaths with dandelions, violets, Queen Anne’s lace, and soft flowers plucked by hand with friends?

Summer is the time to escape, to leave the constructed environment around us, buildings and structures, and relax in the shadow of a lilac bush with a favorite book of poetry wearing a flowing dress colored with floral blossoms.

With our “Ode to Romanticism” concept editorial we show you how to create that perfect romantic look by mixing vintage pieces with recent trends. Your fabrics of choice here should be silk, lace, and linen. The colors are white, creamy ivory, and very light and dusty shades of blue and pink.

PLAY WITH CONTRASTING VELVET BOWS — black, burgundy or dark teal — as accessories, and wear floral brooches and pearls. To make looks more edgy and defiant, we added some opposing clean and vibrant hues, with bright-colored socks.

AND NOW YOU’RE READY to create your own ultimate romantic look, to do what romantics do best — escape into the natural world, and continue enjoying summer in the most fashionable way.

top Basya Berkman Vintage | briefs Marni | socks Bugatchi | shoes Sam Elderman
top & briefs Basya Berkman Vintage | socks Bugatchi | shoes Marc by Marc Jacobs
dress Basya Berkman Vintage | socks Bugatchi | shoes Marc by Marc Jacobs
top Natori | skirt Basya Berkman Vintage | socks Bugatchi | mules Zara
dress Basya Berkman Vintage | briefs Marni | socks Bugatchi  | bow Twin-Set Simona Barbieri | mules Zara
slip Basya Berkman Vintage | top Zara | socks Bugatchi | shoes Marc by Marc Jacobs
dress Basya Berkman Vintage | crochet shorts hand made | socks Bugatchi | shoes Marc by Marc Jacobs
dress & briefs Basya Berkman Vintage | socks Bugatchi | shoes Sam Elderman
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CONCEPT, STYLE & TEXT – Nina Hazhala

MUAH – Nika Richi

PHOTOS – Angelika Poletaeva

Editor –David Podgurski

Models – Julia Ivaniv & Anna (Skuba) Bukareva

Thanks for the clothes provided Basya Berkman Vintage