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7:01 pm

DJ Bryanboy?

19/05/2010, Aurora Fashion Week, Current Affairs, Russia, St. Petersburg

DJ Bryanboy?

When was the last time you did something for the first time? I always, always ask myself that question. Life is too short not to try things so when I got invited to guest DJ at an event, I said yes.

I DJed for the first time last night at Bar Begemot. It's funny because I only organized my tracks like an hour before my set in my hotel room. I'm so glad people danced… and some even came up to me after my set.I really had fun. I swear I'm gonna practice more and who knows, maybe I'll DJ at a club haha lol!!

The most important thing I learned: you need 24 tracks per hour of play. Oh and Traktor is my new best friend. Ditto with Dasha who REALLY helped me out. :-)

I'll post my tracklist later…

5:40 pm

Speaking of White Knights…

19/05/2010, Russia, St. Petersburg

Speaking of White Knights…

Meet Alexey.

I have to give mad props to this awesome guy for taking care of me here in St. Petersburg. He’s my host with the most.

Click click click!


4:37 pm

White Nights in Saint Petersburg

19/05/2010, Russia, St. Petersburg, Travel

White Nights in Saint Petersburg

Can you guess what time it is based on the photo below? Normally it would be pitch black in my neck of the woods, but no…

White Nights St Petersburg, Russia

10:43PM and the sun is still up!

White Nights Saint Petersburg, Russia

It's amazing to experience "summer" way up here in the north.

Now I need a white knight during these cray cray white nights. The $64 million question is…. where to find one?

4:29 pm

Welcome to St. Petersburg, Russia!

19/05/2010, Aurora Fashion Week, Russia, St. Petersburg, Travel

Welcome to St. Petersburg, Russia!

After almost two days of traveling, I’m back in my adopted motherland, Russia. 

St Petersburg Airport

To those of you who are new to my site, I started my blog in 2004 because I went to Russia for a vacation.

I know I went to Moscow November last year for the Cycles and Seasons event but this time, I’m in beautiful St. Petersburg for Aurora Fashion Week. It’s my second time herein SPB… can you believe it’s been what, six years since I last went here?

2:50 am

Vogue Russia April 2010

30/03/2010, Current Affairs, Russia, Vogue Russia

Vogue Russia April 2010

In other news, the lovely folks over at Vogue Russia recently interviewed me for their feature on bloggers.

Vogue Russia April 2010

If you’re a big Vogue Russia fan like I am, be sure to buy a copy now!

Thank you so much Vogue Russia and Mama Aliona for the lovely mention.

9:09 pm

Moscow Subway Suicide Bombing

29/03/2010, Moscow, Russia, World Events

Moscow Subway Suicide Bombing

One of my best friends is currently on holiday in Russia. When I heard the news this morning about the two subway bombings in Moscow, I couldn’t help but worry. 

Female suicide bombers detonated explosions that rocked two subway stations in central Moscow during rush hour on Monday morning, killing at least 35 people, officials said.

“It was a terrorist act carried out by the female suicide bombers,” said Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, citing Russia’s intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service. “They were specifically timed — for … the train was nearing the station — to make the most damage. — CNN

Moscow Metro Suicide Bombing

Luckily, I’ve heard back from her and she’s doing fine. Thank god she left Moscow yesterday. She’s now in St. Petersburg.

One of the two subway stations (Lubyanka and Park Kultury) bombed is very near the Vogue Russia office!

I hope all my other friends and acquaintances in Moscow are safe.

photo credit: cnn

11:29 pm

Birthday Greetings from Moscow

21/03/2010, Current Affairs, Russia

Birthday Greetings from Moscow

Today is my birthday. My friends Inna and Pasha in Moscow made me this lovely, heart-warming video.

Proof that the best things in life are free and don’t come with a designer label. :-)
(funny for me to say that because they work for the company that manages Marc Jacobs in Russia… lol)

Thanks guys and I miss you both!

7:00 pm

Aliona Doletskaya for Black Square Magazine Russia

23/12/2009, Aliona Doletskaya, Magazine Covers, Russia

Aliona Doletskaya for Black Square Magazine Russia

Russian Vogue's Aliona Doletskaya cheekily posed topless for the winter 2009/2010 issue of Black Square, an art + style magazine based in Moscow

Aliona Doletskaya for Black Square Magazine cover


Black Square Magazine

Mama Aliona is the coolest!

photo via: nika che

9:36 pm

From Russia With Love

20/12/2009, Fan Art, Russia

From Russia With Love

Thank you so much Konstantin for the very kind and heart-warming gesture.

From Russia With Love

Happy holidays to everyone!

3:00 pm

From Moscow to New York

05/12/2009, Current Affairs, Cycles & Seasons, Russia

From Moscow to New York

I still have lots of things from Moscow to blog about but yes… I'm off to New York once more for a few days.

When it rains, it pours. 

As always, I love you all.