Monday, January 9, 2017
THE BEAUTY OF THE RAVEN
You may remember this dress from a recent appearance on my blog, and now, I finally found time to write the story behind it. Maybe I did that on purpose, because I wanted to start this year with my favorite last year's collaboration.
Since I first heard that Rosica Mrsik is making her new collection inspired by the The Raven song by Edgar Allan Poe, I was super excited to see all the pieces from the collection. And to be honest, in my head I was imagining and expecting Gothic kind of style, dark but romantic pieces. But when she invited me to the promotion of the collection, I remember that I was driving towards her studio and I told myself: This is Rosica, there is no way she’s done something so predictable like Gothic and dark romantic pieces. And I wasn’t wrong: the collection wasn’t even near as Gothic as I thought it would be, although it breathes with little dark romantic spirit. Quite romantic, feminine and very modern, these are the epithets which adorns every piece from the Raven collection.
The woman who will wear pieces from this collection is a strong, confident, romantic in a dark and gloomy way, and she will love the black in the collection, not because it’s fashionable and modern, but because it suits her, because she gives warmth and comfort to her black stands- depending on her mood. The woman who will wear these pieces from the collection feels attractive, regardless of her years, because she knows what kind of attributes she possesses and she displays them boldly and knows what to emphasize: good legs in a black pencil Raven skirt made from the finest handmade lace, back and arms with the Raven dress made from handmade lace, thin waist with Pepita jacket and Tie top, or curves with both Pepita and Embellished dress.
And now we are getting to the story from my favorite pieces from the Raven collection. I will start with the preparations for the day of the shooting. My photographer Jasna wanted to do a shoot that was inspired by the actual Raven song, with high contrast lightning and little bit of drama in the pictures. We work really well with each other, and we are usually always on the same page, so we decided to make this story alive.
Then came the fitting and choosing of the clothes. I don’t usually wear black, but in this case, I decided to forget everything I know about black. And since I tried my two favorite pieces from the collection (in this case I am talking about the Raven dress and the Embellished dress, both black) I immediately eradicated away my prejudices for the black color. Unusual, unexpected and statement - making, the once - reliable black shade now does everything but blend in as an ordinary color in my head. There is something about the combination of handmade lace, feminine silhouette, open shoulders and bow that creates one twirl - worthy perfection of a dress like the Raven dress. And the Embellished dress… oh, what can I say about this dress except that when you put it on, you feel sexy, sophisticated and powerful. Of course, very important detail: all the dresses were a perfect fit to my body type.
The finishing touch: dark lips and smokey eye make up.
The Raven turned out to be Poe’s most successful work, and in my humble opinion, this is Rosica’s best collection so far. You cannot expect less from a designer who’s constantly challenging herself and always reinventing her styles.
Was there a better way to start the new season on the blog?! Well, maybe… if Rosica made her new spring 2017 collection and we were promoting it on the blog.
Today I'm wearing:
Rosica Mrsik outfits:
The Raven Dress (here)
Embellished Dress (here)
Pepita Dress (here)
Wool Coat (here)
Denouee Over the knee Boots (here)
Roberto Bravo jewelry by Tesoro
Photos taken and edited by Chilimanova photography
Make up by Pepika Jovanova
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