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5 Reasons to Get/Have/Love a Camel Coat

why you should own a camel coat

There is something so grown-up about a camel coat. Maybe that’s why I got my first one a couple of weeks ago. I guess you could say I’m a late bloomer. I mean, I didn’t start collecting white button-down blouses until just last year! Similar to the case of white (as in “white button-downs”), I also figured out long ago […] Read more…

9 Do’s & Don’ts of Sneaker Style

Sneaker street style do's and don'ts

I am fascinated by observing fashion and street style, because they reveal culture’s ideals (or idols). For example, have you noticed an apparent wave in Europe of looking to the U.S. for style inspiration? Themes at recent Fashion Week shows include grunge (ALESSANDRO DELL’ACQUA in Milan) and Americana (KATRANTZOU in London and PRADA in Milan). And with respect to street style, […] Read more…

Why now is the Best Time for Consignment Shopping

Consignment shopping

After moving to the Pacific Northwest from (mostly) sunny California, the Seattle freeze hit me hard. I meet super friendly people at work and through my husband, but I was in serious shock the other day – after waiving. smiling, and saying hello to a couple of neighbors, I then watched them simply turn and enter their house. Likewise, my thinnish wool […] Read more…

What Does Your Hat Say About You?

What does your hat say about you?

If you’re like me, you’ve seen (and maybe even perused) articles promising free psychoanalysis based on everything from your lipstick shape to the way you fold your underwear. Come on, don’t tell me you don’t pick up those mags at the nail or hair salon! It occurred to me – having majored in psychology in college – that I […] Read more…

Just Because You Wanna

Unconventional fashion

Do you ever get that bug to wear something in your closet even though it goes against convention or fashion expertise? Maybe you just bought a fabulous designer piece at an end-of-season sale and can’t wait a full year to wear it. Or you’ve packed something you were looking forward to wearing on a trip, but then realize […] Read more…

How I Found My Dream Designer Handbag

How to find a designer bag

I’d never been one to covet designer handbags. During the summer of my first year in college, I sold handbags for Nordstrom. I learned about their materials and construction and could easily explain why one was more costly than another. If a customer returned a Gucci, I seem to recall being able to buy it at a huge discount. I didn’t, however. My […] Read more…

The Best of theSTYLetti, 2015

Russian versus Italian style

As we venture forward into the new year, I thought it would be fun to peek back at theSTYLetti posts which made the most waves in 2015. These five articles were among the most widely read, shared, and liked, and I don’t have to ask myself why.   Read more…

New Year Wishes from theSTYLetti

Janea Mastandrea, Liliya Anisimova, and Julia Berezina

Dearest readers, 2015 was an amazing year, during which our team coalesced almost magically. It all started in March while I was shooting street style photography in New York and spotted a woman in some super cool shoes. Read more…

Layering Experiments and the Ripped Shirt

Layering with a ripped shirt

  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest where winters are a lot colder than I’m used to, I’ve had to become extra creative in order to keep warm and dress stylishly without busting the clothing budget. While I am not one to blindly follow trends, there is one trend right now which totally fits for me: layering clothes made for all seasons […] Read more…

Wearable Art: taking a piece of your art collection with you

Wearable art by Ellen Brook

In the world of high fashion, exclusivity has always been a key quality along with originality and creativity of designs. Sadly, the elite posse of top international designers has become increasingly burdened with having to prepare around 6 shows a year each. And it’s even heavier weight when having to include resort wear, ready-to-wear, and haute couture.  With this speeding […] Read more…

Do I ask permission to take photos in the street?

Street style

Since I began blogging, several people have asked me about photographing people on the street – Do I get their permission? Do people ever confront me about taking their photo? Street photography has become much more common in recent years, but it still jars people’s thinking. We all want a sense of privacy even when while out in public. And we are are […] Read more…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy holidays!

Dear reader, We at theSTYLetti wish you happy holidays, and if you are in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your readership! ❤️ XO – Janea, Liliya, and Julia   Read more…

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