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SAFARI SUMMER

Safari dress and otk boots.
If there’s one thing I can’t resist it’s a good safari dress. It was time to update  mine, and I was drawn to this chic safari shirt iteration from Equipment.
This type of utilitarian style is in my sartorial book a closet staple. Like a shirt dress, a denim dress, and an LBD, a slip dress, a safari dress is always chic for summer. And I can see styling this dress (and all the others) when it gets chillier with a turtleneck and tights. For a windy SF summer, I styled the dress with-over-the-knee-boots that underscore the dress’s military antecedents an organic necklace to counter the rigid lines of the dress.
What are you essential dresses for summer?
XO Sasha.
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Safari dress and otk boots.
Dress: Equipment, here / Boots: Stuart Weitzman, here ( similar here) / Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, similar here / Necklace: vintage, contact info @sashamaksvintage.com, similar here / Rings: personal collection.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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VETEMENTS BLUES: THE STATEMENT JEAN

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Luckily, I did not have to blow a month’s paycheck to purchase Vetements denim. While traveling in LA, I happened upon a crazy sale and had to snap up this cool reworked pair of jeans by a French-based  designer collective (who’ve earned a cult following since their launch in Fall 2014), whose head designer, Demna Gvasalia, has been appointed the creative director of Balenciaga in 2015.

How to style these collaged jeans? I chose unfussy pieces, like the Cos sweater with sculptural sleeves, casual chic loafer mules, a vintage monogrammed crossbody, and a killer architectural necklace by Lanvin.

If you’re in the mood to experiment with unconventional denim you’ll be spoiled for choices (without spending a good chunk of your rent) from brands like Topshop (does this step hem look familiar?), H&M (the paneling on these jeans creates beautiful shading),  Zara (love the distinctive tuxedo style stripes on this wide leg pair, and the pretty embroidery on this cropped pair).

What kind of unique jeans are your rocking this summer?
XO Sasha

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Sweater: COS, here / Jeans: Vetements, similar here and here / Shoes: Zara, here / Bag: vintage Celine, similar here / Necklace: Lanvin, contact info @sashamaksvintage.com, similar here / Rings: personal collection.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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LINGERIE DRESSING: {BED JACKET FOR DAY}

Slip dres and bed jacket.
Instead of picking up a blazer, a bomber, a denim or a moto jacket (all good options), I opted to style a vintage maxi slip dress with a lace and silk bed jacket. The lingerie trend is a tempting option for day. It’s romantic and luxe, and lends a sense of langorous glamour, while remaining entirely comfortable. To keep to the theme, I chose babouche slippers and to dress up the bedroom inspired look, I picked statement, luxe jewelry–oversized leaf earrings by Robert Goossens (who designed jewelry for Chanel from the 50s through the early 70s) and the famous Diana Vreeland faux gem cuff by Kenneth Lane, layered with a bangle in a similar style.
How would you wear the lingerie trend?
XO Sasha

Slip dres and bed jacket.Slip dres and bed jacket.

Slip dres and bed jacket.Slip dres and bed jacket.
Slip dres and bed jacket.

Bed Jacket: Evgenia Lingerie, here / Dress: vintage, similar here /  Shoes: Michele Baconnier, similar here / Kenneth Lane cuff, here / Bangle, here / Earrings: Robert Goosens, here / Ring: contact info @sashamaksvintage.com

Photography by Garry Alexander

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THE LITTLE BLACK TOP

Cami top and jeans.

As a personal stylist the lament I hear the most from my clients is that they don’t know what to wear everyday. Most women I work with don’t have strict dress codes, in fact they can get away with dressing super casual, but they want to make an effort and rock an easy-chic look.
Figuring out what to wear day to day is something I find challenging as well, and I’m always on the hunt for interesting yet simple tops that I can wear during the week, and that will transition seamlessly into after hours.

A couple of styles I have in regular rotation is an elevated sweatshirt, a graphic tee (my Charlotte Gainsbourg and Blondie tees are both well loved, and I have to stop myself from reaching for them), and a dressier tank top, something that reads somewhere between elegant, sporty, and daring.

I’m a big fan of the lingerie trend, innerwear as outerwear, and Evgenia’s silk Janus Deco camisole answers all my requirements. While the cut is seemingly simple (cut on the bias it’s infinitely flattering), the oversized inset lace bow make is unique, and the silk crepe de chine fabric is beyond luxurious.

To dress up the all black look (when doing all black vary the textures and fabrics to keep it from looking dull, see another all black look here), I chose a large domed silver-tone link bracelet (when it’s this oversized no need to layer) and mixed metal tassel earring (I love the metal tassel relates to the bow motif).

And don’t forget to use code SASHAMAKS0716 and enjoy free shipping through the end of July while shopping Evgenia Lingerie.
What is your go-to top for every day?

XO Sasha

Cami top and jeans.

Cami top and jeans.Cami top and jeans.

Cami top and jeans.Cami top and jeans.

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Jacket: Martin Margiela for H&M, similar here / Camisole: Evgenia, here / Jeans: Zara, similar here / Shoes: Costume National, here / Bag: Scabby Robot, similar here / Silver-tone bracelet, here / Earrings: Givenchy, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Ring: personal collection.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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RETRO SLIP DRESS AND DENIM

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One of the perks of doing my jewelry trunk shows is discovering amazing local fashion brands.  Awhile back, I was invited to do an event at the Fashion Incubator in San Francisco (where I continuously discover exceptional talent). One of the other vendors was Evgenia, an FiSF alum. I  have heard of the the lingerie brand before, but seeing the exquisite pieces in person and meeting Stephanie Bodnar, the charming designer behind the brand, made me a huge fan of her brand!
I’m obsessed with the slip dress and it being such a huge trend right now you can find numerous iterations best suited for you. The slinky dress lends itself to countless styling options for day and night. Evgenia’s retro glam design really appealed to the vintage aficionado in me. To dress down  the lingerie inspired piece for day, I paired the Janus Short Gown with a vintage oversized denim jacket and sneakers. The silk and lace bias-cut dress contrasts beautifully with the sturdy jean fabric (this one is really special and was used as a uniform in pre-WWII France). And how gorge is the peek-a-boo French lace waist dotted with stars!
I layered two chunky necklaces and piled on bracelets in mixed metals to counter the feminine, flowy silhouette.

If you love modern lingerie with a retro glam twists designed for the bedroom and beyond, explore the Evgenia collection and enjoy free shipping with code SASHAMAKS0716 thru July 31st.
XO Sasha
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  Jacket: Vintage, similar here / Dress: Evgenia, here / Shoes: Converse, here / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, similar here / Oval link necklace contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Chunky toggle clasp necklace, here / Rings and bracelets: personal collection.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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VINTAGE CAMO JACKET AND SHIRT DRESS

Vintage cam jacket and shirt dress.

The crisp, white shirt dress gets a tough-chic treatment with a camo print. I love the opposite qualities of the masculine print and the fastidious shirt dress. I layered a lion head necklace ( how cool is the antiqued stone finish!) with a gold-tone chain necklace to elevate the print. To emphasize the masculine aspect of the jacket (if you’re on the hunt for some cool vintage pieces make sure to visit Wallflower in the Mission), I paired the look with derbies. A a classic profile satchel by Dooney & Bourke pulls the look together.
XO Sasha
Vintage cam jacket and shirt dress.
Vintage cam jacket and shirt dress.
Vintage cam jacket and shirt dress.
Vintage cam jacket and shirt dress.
Vintage cam jacket and shirt dress.

 Jacket: Vintage, contact nfo@shopwallflower.com, similar here / Dress: COS, similar here / Shoes: Michael Michael Kors,  similar here / Bag: Vintage Do0ney & Bourke, contact nfo@shopwallflower.com (similar here) / Lion Necklace,  contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /  Gold-tone Necklace, here / Rings and bracelets: personal collection /  Sungaless: Phillip Lim, similar here.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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SUMMER LOUNGING

Luxe tee and drawsting pants.

Jogger style silk pants, a luxe long sleeve tee and a pair of babouches make for an ideal loungy look.  I piled on the jewelry to give the slouchy outfit an exotic vibe. A quartet of 70s hand painted wood bracelets and a 60s double-strand Lucite bead bib compliment an intricately beaded 80s handbag.

What’s your fave look to lounge in for summer?

XO Sasha
Luxe tee and drawsting pants.
Luxe tee and drawsting pants.
Luxe tee and drawsting pants.Luxe tee and drawsting pants.

Luxe tee and drawsting pants.
Luxe tee and drawsting pants.

Top: COS, similar here / Pants: Ali Golden, similar here / Shoes: Michele Baconnier,  similar here / Bag: Mary Frances,  contact info@closet1951.com / Vintage hand-painted bracelets, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /  Rings: personal collection.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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LILAC IN LACE

Lace dress and Sasha Maks Vintage rhinestone jewelry.

This lace, lilac dress stopped me in my tracks, while shopping at a new to me vintage clothing boutique in the Mission, Wallflower. I’m inexorably  drawn to shades of purple, lavender and lilac, and to find a dress in that hue in lace ( a major trend for spring) with down to there statement sleeves seemed to good to be true.

I paired the dress with a black slip and lace-up peep-toe wedges to lend the feminine fabric some edge. Layering three necklace, in glass and rhinestones added a dash of formality. The ways to style this dress are endless. A few that come to mind are a skin-tone slip (or with a bra and slip), a strappy nude sandal, over pants, with boho jewelry, layered over a white shirt dress…I can go on and on.

Be sure to check out Wallflower, next time you’re in the Mission, you never know what vintage treasure you will discover.
XO Sasha

Lace dress and Sasha Maks Vintage rhinestone jewelry.

Lace dress and Sasha Maks Vintage rhinestone jewelry.
Lace dress and Sasha Maks Vintage rhinestone jewelry.

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Dress: Vintage,  Wallpaper, contact info@closet1951.com, (similar here and here ) / Slip: H&M, similar here / Bag: See by Chloe: similar here / Shoes: Topshop,  (similar here) / Glass bead multi-strand necklace, Donald Stannard, contact info@sashamaksvintage.come / Rhinestone necklace, Edlee, here / Collet-set necklace,  Kenneth Lane, contact info@sashamaksvintage.come / Rhinestone ring: Hollycraft, here.

Photography by Garry Alexander

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GLAM MAKEUP HOW-TO BY MV ARTISTRY

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I was thrilled about Oscar de La Renta’s modern, opulent, and glamorous exhibit at the De Young museum this spring. The collection, expertly curated by André Leon Talley, spanned five decades with influences from Spain, Russia, and the East. For the Art Point Gala held on May 7th to celebrate the designer I was lucky enough to borrow a unique gown by Tokyo Gamine, actually a jumpsuit based on a traditional Japanese hakama garment.
For makeup and hair, I turned to the expert skills of of Maria Vartanian of MV Artistry. I wanted a dramatic cat eye, and I love what Maria created, but what impressed me the most is how much attention was dedicated to getting the skin just right. I’m truly inspired and will be shopping for new products to get my beauty arsenal up to speed.

Read on for Maria’s tips on application and her favorite products.
XO Sasha

– I started with cleansing Sasha’s skin with Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution, then applying Dermalogica Skin Moist (love Dermalogica products as they work for most skin types out there even the most sensitive. It’s hard to cater to everyone skin type, (being an aesthetician, I’m passionate about the preparation of the skin as it’s the most important part of the makeup application process) followed by Benefit Pore Minimizer then Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Concealer for primer.

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For the Eyes –

I primed the eyes with Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre – a favorite of mine, been using it for years and nothing seem to compare to other primers as Paint Pot is very silky and glides on easily on all eyelids.
I used Mac Carbon eye shadow with a Mac blending brush 217 and applied it to the outer crease and blended it to the eye shape. Then using Mac blending brush 239, I applied Mac GreenSmoke to the eyelid and blended it gently. Applied a Make up & Glow green pigment (a brand from Australia) on top of that with wetting my brush with some Mac Studio Moisture Fix  with a tapping motion so to get as much as pigment on the eyelid as possible.

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Lined the top water line with Lord & Berry Kajal Pencilin black and applied mascara to the top & bottom lashes. I used IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara in black. Making sure to apply it from root to tip to get the maximum lift in the eyelashes.

For the face -

I applied Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5 with a Mac 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush followed by  Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer in Medium Light-Neutral for under the eyes and blended it out with Mac 280 Duo Fibre Blending Brush.
Followed by Mac Mineralize Skinfinsh Natural powder in Light all over the face.

I contoured under cheekbones and around the nose area with Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in light and highlighted the cupids bow, cheekbones , chin & nose with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in Radiant Finish (favorite product as it caters to every skin tone and can be worn during the day or night without being too much) using a Hakuhodo Contour Brush.

Finished off with a very light application of rosy hue from the Martin Bray Pro Blocks (Dramatic eye,lip & blush) can only be bought in Australia.

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MV Artistry
makeup application and hairstyle services are available 7 days a week, for for outcalls or at Maria’s home studio. Maria specializes in weddings, proms, special events makeup, print and  lookbooks. For pricing and to book an appointment contact mvartanian@hotmail.com.


Photography by Brad Wittke

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