FOR THE HEADING "WARDROBE" we photograph beautifully, distinctively or oddly dressed people wearing their favorite things and ask them to tell stories related to them. This week our heroine is the teacher of jivamukti yoga Tonya Arno.
Interview: Dasha Knyazeva
Photos: Alena Ermishina
Set design: Katya Starostina
As a child, I was rarely bought clothes., but my mother loved to sew, and I - to invent new images, focusing on the Soviet magazines Burda. Against the background of an average school in a small provincial town, I looked as defiant as possible. A little later, music began to influence my style - more unisex clothes, checkered shirts, sneakers, sneakers appeared in the wardrobe. Then there was a period of great love for anime and bows on the neck, short school skirts and a square with bangs.
Without a doubt, now my profession is influencing my style. Almost every day I teach yoga in the morning and in the evening with a break for work on a laptop in a cafe, so I can rarely be found outside of "yoga ammunition". Sometimes I miss more smart clothes.
Most of the items in my wardrobe are second-hand or vintage finds and gifts from friends. I can invest in something new and expensive, but only if I am sure that these clothes will not get bored in a month. I try to be more conscious about the choice, although, I confess, there are also breakdowns. My favorite things in winter are Levi's oversized hoodies and boyfriend jeans. In summer I love dresses and lightness of fabrics.
Nnedre dress, Carhartt bomber jacket, Dr. Martens boots
The most weightless dress in the world of the Nnedre brand of my friend from St. Petersburg. It is always doubly pleasant to wear a thing when you know who made it and how.
I adore almost all Carhartt clothes - I like the history of the brand's creation and its development, the strict and laconic style of things.
Vegan version of Chelsea Dr. Martens. Well, what else can vegans wear? There are practically no quality alternatives.
Apple Watch Series 4
This is not just a stylish accessory, it is also an incredibly convenient device. The watch is always with me: on a snowy slope in Sochi, at sea in Thailand, on a jog in Moscow.
Jacket Barbour, dress COS, bracelet with bali
My favorite dress Cos, bought in a group to sell clothes on facebook. I found a Barbour jacket in Nizhny Novgorod second-hand - it has been pleasing for many years.
I bought a bracelet with a minimalistic triangle in a market in Bali. A few days after that I was standing in a traffic jam on my bike and heard someone shouting at me - I turned around and saw a craftsman making these bracelets with her sister at home. She noticed the decoration on my wrist and decided to say hello - I thought it was a good sign.
Body oil Le Labo Santal 33, perfume
Le Labo OUD27, dry perfume by Diptych Philosykos
I got used to this oil smell like my skin smell. The road version of Le Labo OUD27 is sharp, invigorating as I love. Dry perfume Diptych Philosykos is not only a fragrance that has been with me for many years, but also an incredibly beautiful package.
Stella McCartney Rain Jacket, Maaji Pants, Adidas Climacool Trainers
My love for Stella is simply endless - I want to buy everything from her! The culottes were given on the set of the Fashion Verdict Sport video - I could not part with them.
I bought Adidas Climacool at a sale at Kixbox, although I just came for the company with a friend. I didn't need anything, but I saw these light and slightly "ugly" sneakers and could not pass by. In summer, this is ideal - I have been wearing it for more than one year. For some reason, things don't wear out on me, so I have to give shoes and clothes when they get bored.
Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk perfume
The smell of clean bedding that you never get tired of.
Thai shirt, Maaji pants, Nike Wmns Loden sneakers
I bought a shirt at a market in Thailand. Sometimes I don't even need to measure a thing: I just see it and immediately understand that “I need”. On the front side, this is the usual strict loose-fitting shirt, but the magic begins from the back.
The culottes are the same Maaji, they have a match with almost all my wardrobe. I dug up this old Nike Wmns Loden model at a discount on Novoslobodskaya.Joy knew no bounds - they are like Cinderella's shoes!
Ring with garnet
It came to me in a mysterious way through a friend.
Nike dress, Nike Epic React Flyknit sneakers
During the World Cup, Nike opened the Nike Box space in Gorky Park. In the corner, where no one limited your imagination, you could create a jersey with your own hands. I love DIY since childhood, so it was a fantastic opportunity for me to do a thing myself under the guidance of professionals! I decorated several T-shirts: I chose cool patches, and applied a silk-screen print to the back. On the sides, I added cutouts to give a more sophisticated look to a simple, seemingly elongated model. A very cool campaign - however, as always.
I stole a jeans jacket from my parents' apartment - my mother says it's my father's, and he walked in it at the Olympics in the 80s.
I can't think of a more comfortable running shoe than the Nike Epic React Flyknit - they are my faithful companions in any activity.
No Plastic It’s Fantastic
My friend Olesya from St. Petersburg is opening a zero waste store in St. Petersburg this year, but in the meantime, things can be purchased from her via the Internet. For example, this backpack was made entirely of trash: street advertising banners, seat belts, and more. It attracts attention, and I am happy to tell people where it is from and what it is made of.
COS shirt and pants, Vans sneakers
My all time favorite blank bow. Favorite Vans got off the hook over time, but are still in the ranks.
COS rings, Core Project bracelet
Cos rings I bought in Barcelona - I love them for their simplicity of lines. Core project is a runner's jewelry brand. I have a few harnesses that I lose on average once a year while jogging. Not so long ago, the project got a bracelet with an engraving of 42.2 km - for me this is a symbolic figure of the long-suffering Moscow marathon.
Unknown brand dress, sneakers
Nike Air Vapormax
An airy dress from the Facebook swap group. I feel myself in it a little lady not from our time. At the same time, in it in the summer I can jump on a bicycle and rush around the ring to a student for practice.
These Nike Air Vapormax crumbs are just like two clouds that you put on and start to float with them in the dance. We walked many thousands of steps in different countries, ran many kilometers in different races. If I have a long flight, then I will definitely choose this pair.
Bracelet from India
I bought a bracelet with a moon in India. After studying at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore and before vipassana in Sri Lanka, I walked through the market in Goa and could not resist.
Cos trousers, shirt from thailand, sneakers
Nike Air Vapormax
Kimono shirt from the market in Thailand. In it you always feel like a free man on a bike, rushing through the palm jungle.
Grandma's earrings with malachite
It seems that this is the only thing that remained with me after the death of my grandmother. She was a very close person in spirit to me, so I value this couple. I wear it for a special occasion.
Carhartt T-shirt, shirt and coat, Levi's jeans, New Balance sneakers
The T-shirt of the most delicate shade captivated me at first sight, and a friend presented it with the words: "I know that it will suit you." Not mistaken, despite the male size and length almost knee-deep. I can not take it off for months - I even took it on a trip with tents in Norway.
The Carhartt coat is incredibly cozy - it looks like it was made especially for me. I wear it on cold autumn evenings and late spring. Levi's vintage jeans go with everything, and they are also oversized, so I can almost sleep in them.
The legendary New Balance 997 reimagined. Sometimes it seems to me that my bright style should remain in the past, but when I see such a combination of color and shape - I can not resist! Classic.