I love country houses. They are filled with magical things. Unlike city dwellings, located in the centers of civilization, where things (like their owners) come and go, country homes carefully protect what belong to them, leaving untouched despite of life going forward.

COUNTRY HOMES preserve time, history, memories, and relations. Visiting my friends’ country house for holidays is always a delight, a heart-warming experience. Nobody is in a rush. People take their time to chat while drinking tea or aperitifs. A walk in the park guarantees a short encounter with a deer family. Dinners are loud and cheerful. Evenings in front of a fireplace are full of laughter and little secrets. And mornings, which smell like an apple pie, are for sharing coffee and stove-hot pancakes with tousled but happy guests.

FOR THE COUNTRY HOUSE FASHION spread we have chosen romantic outfits inspired by French gardens and English countrysides. Tweed, wool, and velvet are the main fabrics to consider. Mix in some gentle silk and chiffon to soften them down and declare your femininity. And don’t forget your tall boots – for an afternoon horseback ride or a walk to a neighbor’s cocktail party – they will be your pair #1 in the country.  

shirt in plaid J.Crew | belted jacket Massimo Dutti | midi skirt Stradivarius | shoes Miu Miu

chiffon blouse Naf Naf | velvet jacket Massimo Dutti | wool pants Tibi | boots Via Spiga

silk dress Robert Rodriguez | velvet jacket Vintage | boots Hunters

shirt Dolce & Gabbana | wool pants J.Crew | raincoat Burberry | shoes Vintage

velvet jacket Theorywool skirt Neiman Marcus (Vintage) | underskirt tutu Free People | boots Marc Jacobs

black dress Moschino | navy dress Vintage| oxford shoes J.Crew

beaded evening gowns Candela


CONCEPT & STYLING – Nina Hazhala

PHOTOS – Angelika Poletaeva