Russian Doll

VIKA GAZINSKAYA

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Alice Dellal showcases the Chanel Resort collection for 2013 in Russian Harper’s Bazaar. Photos and styling by Natalia Alaverdian.

VICTORY DAY

День победы, Victory Day in Russia, the anniversary of the country’s victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

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Across the whole of Russia citizens commemorate the deaths of millions of people who lost their lives and praise the courage of the soldiers who protected their country from Nazi invasion.

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In St Petersburg, military processions made their way down Nevsky Prospect during the day whilst the evening was marked with fireworks and street parties.

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A sense of immense patriotism was felt throughout the day amidst the jangling of gold medals, the gratifying shouts of citizens celebrating and the rhythmic stamping of boots proceeding along the streets of the city in remembrance.

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If the shoe fits…

The sun is out, and we’re swapping snow boots for elegant slippers. Carve a sophisticated path in tough spikes, regal embroidered crowns, horoscope-themed adornments and sequinned skulls.

Christian Louboutin

Charlotte Olympia

Alexander McQueen

Dolce & Gabbana

Church’s

Charlotte Olympia

It’s starting to warm up in St Petersburg, and heavy down is being replaced with beautiful soft leather like these jackets from Rick Owens, Iro, All Saints and Carven.

March, St Petersburg

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - Russian models Natalia Vodianova, Sasha Pivovarova, Natasha Poly and Anna Selezneva

ZIMNIY BAR, ST PETERSBURG

Tucked away behind the Mikhailovsky Theatre, head to Zimniy for a post-opera cocktail.

Retro art, exposed brick walls, a ceiling of disco balls, stylish clientele, a fairy-lit entrance, delectable dishes and a live DJ. Oh and the drinks are pretty good too.

Sparkle in lavish jewels from Kenneth Jay Lane, Alexander McQueen and Erickson Beamon.