“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

Hebbel (1813 - 1863)..

22 June 2010

Adored by Retro..

Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall post-modern past, but have since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. The use of "retro" style iconography and imagery interjected into post-modern art, advertising, mass media, etc. has occurred from around the time of the industrial revolution to present day.

Retro fashion is a clothing style which consists in wearing clothes commonly used in the past. This way of clothing often includes garments and accessories that are characteristic of such times, and many people use them in an exaggerated way and in combination with current clothing. Examples are: leather handbags from the 50s, "bell-bottom jeans", big sunglasses, funky jackets (commonly Adidas Classics) and shoes, small neckties, chiffon scarves, sport equipment, etc. Makeup may also play a part in feminine retro fashions, with focal points being heavily-lined eyes and bright red lipstick; hairstyles such as pompadours, ponytails, and ducktails may be adopted, as well as styles that model film stars of the 1940s and '50s.

Today I drowned into the world of retro.. and I found it very charming.. Retro is so incredibly feminine which means sexy.. And that means it's perfect for VP.. 
What do you think about retro style?

Adored by retro,

14 June 2010

Tokyo Fashion..

Today I found my inspiration in Tokyo.. 
I've always adored that unique sense of style which we can see on the streets of Tokyo.. 

.. and in the Japan Fashion Week..

[photos from http://www.jfw.jp]

From Tokyo with Passion,

07 June 2010

Report from the streets of Riga..

Recently I did the guest post for the absolutely great fashion and music blog Pink Dossier.. So, I decided to share it with you too..

 I'm glad to share a post with you about the people and fashion from the streets of my home Riga, Latvia. Naturally, I'm from Riga, the capital of Latvia. All the pictures were taken by me, Victoria Passion, on the streets of Riga.

We are all so different and that's so amazing. If it wasn’t so the world would be uninspiring and a complete disaster!

What I appreciate the most is diversity. We all have fashion--fashion is everywhere--on the streets, in the window-cases, in magazines, everywhere, but style is the gift which not all of us have.

I was lucky to catch few a of the most stylish men in the Riga:

Juris Lisenko is a musician/singer and one of the most stylish men in Latvia. I was at the beauty salon "Stila Galerija" and caught him there in his stylish pants from Vivienne Westwood. 

Janis Strapcans is another musician/singer and friend of mine who I also caught on the streets. He's got his style and that's why he doesn't need the fashion. He is always smiling and that makes him so charming.

I like the people who think about their fashion and their style before they leave the home. I don't care if I like it or not, or whether or not I would  wear it too. I care about the colours in their outfit, I like to see how they are playing with them, how they mix them. I care about the message that every outfit gives. I care about the creativity and simplicity, about femininity and masculinity...and about a lot more.

While I was looking at the people on the streets some of them were looking at me too :)

This was the short report from the streets of Riga by

Guest post - Fashion as art..

Thanks to my dear fellow blogger Ire from Voguish for the great post.. Enjoy it..

Fashion, I've always felt, like art, is an expression of how you feel. It is a medium through which you can convey your thoughts and feelings to the outside world. Although this is sometimes true for street style and pret-a-porter collections, the art in fashion is truly expressed in couture collections.

Elie Saab is one of the greatest fashion designers in my opinion. He is one of the few designers whose couture line really expresses something.


His work really reminds me of the artist Edgar Degas, with the pastel colours. I think they both evoke the same emotions within the onlookers. You get a sense of peace and purity with the soft colours used.

Alexis Mabille, another great fashion designer, has a completely different approach to couture. His work is highly minimalist, with the use of only one or two block colours.

His work reminds me of the artist, Claude Tousignant, who incorporates the same technique.


Written by Ire from Voguish..