Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spotlight...Marina Makaron Moscow

This week I thought I'd focus on something one can wear...
I was in the middle of configuring this post on marina makaron moscow, when I came across this interview with Marina herself, conducted by Margaret over at Shine by Three. Definitely check out the interview, Margaret did a great job of capturing the essence of Marina as a designer, as well as her work ethic and character, in general.

marina makaron moscow ad featuring a Fifi Flower

marina makaron moscow ad
2010 Silk Fantasy Collection, inspired by artistic interpretations of Eastern European folklore and village imagery...

marina makaron moscow ad
...and blends together nostalgic influences, vibrant colors, and dream-like shapes...

Peek-a-Boo chiffon with purple Fifi flower, from the 2010 Vintage Chiffon Collection
...beautiful and functional, inspired by dusk colors and abstract floral designs...

With a nod to her Eastern-European roots, Makaron began the creative process by experimenting with basic Russian imagery and folklore depictions. Combining her knowledge of the international marketplace (having studied International Business at Drexel University) with a penchant for fashion-forward design and a fondness for her culture’s traditions, it was not long before Makaron created a silk collection unlike any other— fusing within its dappled patterns the nostalgia of times past, the style sensibilities of the present and the global attitudes of the future.
Endless nights of generating business and investment plans paid off in the end with the creation of her first line, marina makaron moscow.

Marina's line, which has its Facebook page, includes scarves (squares, oblongs and ribbons), Fifi flowers, bowties, attire (absolutely gorgeous dresses) and interiors (pillow cases etc).
marina makaron moscow online store.

Romany
p.s. thank you so much for commenting and/or following, or even just visiting the robins, you have no idea how much I appreciate this. Just wanted to let you all know how much it means to me.

[photos courtesy of facebook.com]

30 comments:

E said...

These are the prettiest prints! Inspiring me to rock some pretty scarves...

AlyciAmore said...

I love the vibrant colors used!

Josie said...

She is so lovely, and the colors are absolutely fab.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

those prints are beautiful - i adore the bold colors!

t.g.s said...

oooh cute stuff
and thankyou for your concern
no my eyes aren't bleeding haha that made me laugh and it made me feel better so thanks for that you're such a cutie :)

MizzJ said...

I like how colorful these scarves are, they look like they would be fun to wear!

Nina said...

wow, love the scarfes, will def check out the site!
oh and earrings I wore are from F21
xxx

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Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

I had never heard of this designer before but from what I've seen it looks great you described excellently in all its brilliance you are such a great writer.

From Dolly
XX
http://dollydaydreamsdomicile.blogspot.com/

Miri said...

I love the colours and the prints. So lovely =)

Little Bear Stories said...

Love the scarves, really interesting about how she incorporated traditional Russian inspiration, I love things like that x

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

ive never heard of her but wow, the prints are stunning! love my eastern european prints. soooo gorgeous. i want to swan aroud in silk slips and things all day!

xxx

Ansley said...

Love the pictures! cute blog :)
& thanks for your comment, I agree. Chanel Iman is just a little too skinny for Victoria's Secret or something along those lines. haha

Blair said...

I love the third picture, the model looks gorgeous there!!!

I'm sorry, I don't know the song in the Nature Republic CF..

Juliet said...

So feminine! I like the look a lot!

juliet xxx

Missy said...

ohhhh those scarves!

Missy
For everything about fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

nookie said...

love color combo!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad I discover her! xoxoxoxo

The Style Realist said...

i think her use of color is amazing.

p.s. thanks for the comment. 50s rockabilly for spring is definitely a good look...i think i'm going to shoot for 70s hippie chic...

Krimly said...

lovely!!

xoxo
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atelier said...

lovely prints and great photos. very interesting post!

Lola Candy Hans Harder said...

Great interview! I'm following your blog now :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for your comment!!
Really keen to get it done but my BF said he would disown me if I did.

thinking get a fake one to freak him out!! haha

xx

Valencia Lia said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comment!

I love love her clothing and the colors used are all amazing. Ohhhh yes,cardigans are huge love!

sunaina said...

Interesting history, I love the last ad, it's so beautiful. Like the variety of your posts:) If you want you can follow me too though I'm not that interesting 8-) Tonight I'm gonna bake cupcakes hope they'll be nice will post the results tomorrow! have a nice day xoxo

Diya said...

wow such beautiful prints! I also love the bridgitte outfit post below this one.


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http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

Caroline said...

Love her designs. Great interview! Thanks for sharing, and thanks so much for stopping by!

x

http://www.carolineginthecity.blogspot.com

misslikey said...

such a lovely prints on these scarves. I love them

Eileen D. said...

the prints are so pretty!! I've never heard o her believe it or not so this is such a cool post!

Margaux. said...

great pictures!

The Owl's Closet said...

ive never heard of her, but thank u for introducing me! these scarves are gorgeous! thanks again for dropping by my blog and for ur comment:)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com