My name’s Lilia. I spent my day in Lviv.
The day was on the 25th of October. It was the first day of the 8th Lviv Fashion Week. And I visited it as an accredited blogger. And that day changed my life greatly.
It was my dream to become a professional in the world of fashion but it seemed too unreal to me. My profession was not related to fashion, I had worked in an art gallery for the last 2 years. But in spring I started my blog devoted to fashion. It was my hobby but the thought it must be my life didn’t leave me. After I had got the accreditation and suggestion to write an article, I left my job. So, the first day of the 8th Lviv Fashion Week became a watershed moment in my career.
So I started that day at 6.15 am. It is very difficult for me to get up so early in the morning but I had to.
I went to the bathroom to wash my hands and face and to have a bath but one of the cats (I have two and they are real bandits) sat on my washing machine and began to mew for food.
My cats can do it very loudly and they can wake up my dear L. So I had to satisfy wants of these terrorists
I turned my kettle on (I’m a teaholic))
and ate a banana with great pleasure.
While the water was filling my bath I was trying to make a list of questions to interview sponsors and designers of the Fashion Week. Of course, I should have done it earlier but…
Then I quickly looked through LJ.
Then I had a bath and dried my hair.
Meanwhile my dear L. was cooking breakfast. I would really die of hunger without him – I don’t like cooking.
Some more words about my cats. The black old one had been good enough till the moment I found the younger one. I took the white spotty evil home from the street a year ago. He spoiled the black cat and since that time my love to the cats becomes less and less from day to day. We call them Mr. Kot (Cat) and Mr. Pushistik (Fluffy) but they answer the sound of our fridge door only))
I wanted to have my nails polished so I decided to phone to the nearest beauty parlor. I took out my card holder and looked at my home phone. I use it so rarely…
It’s time for L. to leave for work and our black cat wanted to say “good-bye” to him. He loves L. greatly.
So, I have to leave too. I need to do some shopping, visit bazar and the beauty parlor. These are the things I saw on my way to the shop.
A forever sleeping butterfly
a beautiful rose
and men reparing the wall,
the street I went down.
I wanted to buy a few hair ties so I visited a little shop selling a lot of little things, one of those you can see in any suburb.
This is the place I have my nails polished.
And these are my nails polished and painted)
Then I went to a little book shop to buy a little notebook.
The bazar where I bought some nuts and went home.
I went along a picturesque street. I often go down it and dream about the working fountain and flowers, and a good path with benches along, but alas.
I came home, took out the things I’d bought, clean my dress, make up, put my clothes on,
and decided to look through my mail and answer new comments.
It’s time to leave! This is the bus I went by. It is new and it’s made here, in Lviv.
My Mum called me up and gave me a promise to photo me before the Fashion Week.
But she was awfully late and I decided to visit Vernisazh (a flea market).
There you can always find pictures, souvenirs and different antiquarian things.
This is the thing I liked but consider it too expensive.
This is a large book shop I visited to buy a book of the writer whose lecture I wanted to visit.
This is our Museum of Nature closed for repairing for more than 20 years. I’ve never been there.
And this is a church.
Some picturesque fall views.
And now a few words about the first event of the Fashion Week. Natalya Ryazanova’s lecture “Grotesque and Humor in Fashion” took place in Lviv Academy of Art. It’s beautiful inside…
After the lecture I had mixed feelings. The illustrations she showed were marvelous, but she almost didn’t speak. It seemed strange to me that the author of some books on fashion spoke almost nothing about the pictures she showed. But after a talk with some students of the Academy I understood everything was ok. The pictures she had shown were the main thing the students wanted to see.
Then I went to the official opening. It began with the presentation of Lviv fashion photographers’ works.
I liked the exhibition especially the works of Andrey Yanushevsky.
These are Petr Nesterenko-Lanko, a designer and the organizer of the event, and Darya Yankovskaya. We mailed each other before the event. She turned out to be a pleasant young woman. We talked for a little while and I was promised to get an exclusive interview after the end of the Fashion Week.
Then I went game viewing
I saw a lot of different people and decided to go home rather soon because I understood that the most interesting things would be in the next 5 days.
On my coming home I saw how tired I was.
In the evening I only check my camera, drink tea and eat nuts, I’d bought in the morning.
My article about Lviv Fashion Week is in the magazine which is not published yet, but I have several offers on writing about fashion and antiques and I’m happy!
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