Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vorobyovy Gory / Воробьевы горы

The first metro station in the world that was built on a bridge.
Truly yours,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

КИКА, Кокошник

Thats where my surname from...
Truly yours,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Smoke has gone,
but it still lives in our memory

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Агитационный Фарфор

The nicest thing about Soviet government was that big part of a budget was given to Contemprorary Arts in the very beginning.
That is happend with porcelain in 20-s, best Russian artists worked on it: Kandinskiy, Malevitch, Chehonin, Suetin, Petrov-Vodkin e.t.c.
It's a brilliant work that still keeps an atmosphear of that time.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Winter Flashback

It’s heat and smoke in Moscow these days, actually the hottest summer in history. I came for my holiday from London, and immediately understood that better move than die. So I changed my location into Istanbul.
If the summer is hot, then the winter is cold. And if this summer in Moscow is the hottest one, winter was the coldest one, that I’ve never seen for my 28 years life.
But anyway, weather thing (that worries Russian people as mush as Belgians) did not prevent us from having GIRLS FROM OMSK photo-shoot only in Russia, only in snow and only in the rural countryside.

The place we've chosen for a shoot was dacha, where we spent nice time with breaks between shooting for a warm tea and in the end talking about Russian destiny till the morning in the kitchen.

Being a stylist it’s always fun, sometimes I think that it’s the best “girly” job in the world.
What you do, you just collect nice stuff from everywhere and just arrange all this things together.
And when you see the result you proud and happy. That's what i feel when I see this picture with MASHA.
This traditional Russian hat (Yes, you are not mistaken, it’s USHANKA) I borrowd from my father. Even on this hat from sable (the most expensive fur in Russia) we were not ashamed to put a GIRLS FROM OMSK badge.
This fluffy scarf (looks like grand mama's and very very warm) I brought from my nice friend together with valenki (Russian traditional Uggi) and mittens.

Sitting now on a terrace with a view on the sea of Marmara and the Blue Mosque I hardly remember how cold was that time and how difficult was to shoot for IVAN and for models.

Have a look at the pictures and enjoy the winter landscape 150 km from Moscow.

Truly yours,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

If it's good enough for Yuri Gagarin...

Hi girls and guys of Omsk,

How are you doing?

Well, let's start at the beginning. I'm Anita and I have been invited to be a guest blogger. I'm ... blushing !

A bit about me. I like cheesy pop music, I drink tea and never coffee, and Valéria the creator of the brand is a good friend of mine. Yesterday I showed her how to make my secret banana cake recipe which I think is why I got a request to blog.

Here is a photo... :-)

No sooner was is baked than it was consumed with passion, fresh and warm from the oven, the cream cheese topping sliding down fingers. While it was happily digesting in my satisfied belly, I was thinking that this delicious cake, and may I boldly add, a favourite of all my friends, has a lot in common with the Girls From Omsk clothing collection. Here's why...

It's made with love, from fresh ingredients only, mashed into a yummy digestable form, ready for consumption by girls n guys. It's closely guarded secret is simple, desired by many, and never quite captured by others. Worn keenly by many a fashionista, neighbour, and familiar strangers your run into on the street. Notice how it catches the sharp eye of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space and an officially awarded Hero of the Soviet Union...

Ah, but I digress.

All this to say you can too now can sink your teeth in.

If you would like to satisfy your tastebuds, now is the time. The Autumn/Winter 2010 collection for guys n gals is fresh out of the oven. Click here to grab your own slice.

New collection photos by Ulrike Biets (

New Unisex Autumn/Winter 2010 collection online. Click here to purchase.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


View from my window in Antwerp. Sunday 8th of august around midday, 22°C

View from my brother's window in Moscow covered in smog due to all the fires provoked by the massive heatwave... Sunday 8th of august around midday, 38°C

View from my parents' terasse in Nice. Sunday 8th of august around midday, 26°C.