Soviet Fashion: Style Pages From 1980s U.S.S.R.

Were Soviet women dressed in drab, utilitarian garb – not according to their fashion magazines.

I recently came across some Soviet fashion magazines from 1987-1989 and thought I’d share. Like most Americans, during the Cold War, I pictured all Soviet women as homely and hardened by their harsh life, dressed in drab utilitarian garb. As these pages prove, that was far from the case – and certainly not in the last years before the break up. What we find are fashions not so different to a JC Penney catalog of the same period. Let’s have a look…

h/t: flashbak


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Gorgeous Photos Make Star Wars Toys Look Like Real, Life-Sized Ships

Manufacturers of toys all over the world should be advertising their products with photos like these. Photographer Vesa Lehtimäki is responsible for these beauties; he’s been photographing his kid’s toys over the years and he makes shots that look like they belong in movies. His images of the various vehicles of Star Wars are especially impressive.

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Summer Vibes With Tattoo Model Torrie Blake

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Torrie Blake seconds after having laid eyes upon her. The mixture of her innocent face, the joie de vivre that emanates from her and her fantastic inked body is a toxic combination that will have you head over heels in seconds. Don’t believe us? Then just try to make it through this gallery without falling deep.

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Haunting Photos Of Moscow’s Young Ravers And Their Lives After Dark

Photographer Arnold Veber’s lens observes the pendulum of Russian life.

Putin has governed Russia – alternatively as President or Prime Minister – since 1999, meaning that a lot of Russian kids born around the 00s only know life under his rule. Rampant corruption, limited civil liberties, or the government’s overt hatred towards LGBT people are some of the characteristics defining modern Russia.

Meanwhile, during the night and into the early hours, young Muscovites roam the city bars and clubs in an attempt to escape the gloom and doom. With Last Night I’m Done, shot between 2014 and 2015, photographer Arnold Veber created an improvised documentation of his friends.

“Why were people drinking so much vodka? Why is this happening? Why are these people so unhappy and depressed?” he asks as we speak over the phone.

So Teeth-Nails Exist… And It Gets Even Worse…

Instagram is where to go if you want to check out radical innovations in fashion. Every day, professionals and amateurs come up with dozens of new hairdos, outfits, nail designs, etc. Today’s masterpieces/monstrosities come from Nail Sunny, a nail salon based in Russia. They’re known for wacky nail designs that really go too far.

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