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 a geologist, photo editor of The Village and model Lusya Chizhova.
Interview: Dasha Knyazeva
Photos: Nastya Pozhidaeva
Until the age of thirteen, my dad dressed me and dressed cool. I had cool stuff from Cheap Monday, United Colors of Benetton, Levi's, Marimekko, Cos and other good brands. In eighth grade, puberty hit me in the head and I changed into purple and started listening to Placebo and Tokio Hotel. Then I got a super-push-up bra from somewhere, which I stuffed with cotton wool and sometimes with socks. At the same time, I started to study geology and I got a bunch of technological camping items, most of which still serve me today. True, outdoor style has not spread much in my wardrobe outside of field practices.
Having entered the university, I began to live separately from my parents and began to buy things completely uncontrollably and independently. Probably, then I spent much more on clothes than now. One of the first purchases was huge Jeffrey Campbell boots with spikes and heels with a height of 20 centimeters. They were often accompanied by black leggings, a short skirt and some kind of trick from the mass market around the neck. In general, up to 20 years old, I looked rather dubious. But, fortunately, then I already began to spend time with my current group of friends, where everyone was an order of magnitude older than me, and gradually I began to look more adequate.
The bouts of consumerism at the Pull and Bear sale retreated, Jeffrey Campbell with leggings went to the farthest corners so as not to seduce again, and I stopped wearing bras altogether. An understanding came to me that sexuality is a sense of self. You can look amazing with a hangover and in a stretched T-shirt without having to perch on a 20-centimeter heel.
At some point, I discovered the world of second-hand goods. I choose carefully, giving preference to monochromatic understandable things, so as not to "miss". Now, by the way, I am somehow incredibly lucky there: I almost always find the "very" thing. Simple, dull clothes are the staple of my wardrobe. I stopped dividing things into everyday and smart, I feel equally comfortable in the office, and in the laboratory, and at a party. This is how my uniform came about - black jeans and a turtleneck.
At the same time, I can afford and experiment with prints, different textures and styles. For this, a regular Tuesday or any other day may well be suitable.
Longsleeve Calvin Klein, second-hand jeans, Buffalo sneakers, chain from the store
"Fasteners and tools", T-shirt - at
I went to the second-hand near the house with the desire to find just such jeans. The found ones turned out to be even better than expected due to the patches. I had a tense relationship with prints on T-shirts for a long time, but a long sleeve shirt with such a T-shirt seems to me a classic combination.
Second-hand raincoat, Tervolina turtleneck, Ushatava jeans, Cossacks River Island
I wear these jeans and a turtleneck, which I bought 200 rubles a hundred years ago, all the time. I didn't have any jeans that fit better. Turtlenecks take the first place in my wardrobe - I can't imagine a more comfortable, practical and beautiful thing than a turtleneck. The raincoat - in the style of either the "Matrix" or "Russian rocker", has become one of the favorite things.
Mono-earrings -t, earrings Tydysch
Tydysch fire earrings are a brand that is growing before my eyes with a very cool creator.
LAZY OAF dress, Eytys sneakers
The dress is at from the most stylish friend.
YAUZA STORE dress, Eytys sneakers
The most delicate thing in the world, which, as it turned out, can be purchased for a hundred square meters.
Bugatti trench coat, second-hand top, skirt and shawl, Buffalo sneakers, string bag
from "Azbuka Vkusa"
A trench coat from a vintage store got literally for next to nothing.Top, skirt and scarf once again prove that second-hand shops are the best! I have four pairs of Buffalo shoes. Two of them are Cossacks who look so wild and cool that I don't always understand what clothes to complement them with.
Unknown brand mono earring, RUSHEV choker
The mono earring is most likely not mono, but I have it in a single copy. The choker is at from the creator of the brand, with whom we are close friends.
Delta bomber, H&M crop top, second-hand skirt, Eytys sneakers
The bomber was given to me by a close friend when we collected it for moving to America. I purposefully looked for a skirt of this style and found it, of course, in a second-hand shop. Ideally low waist, so that my "tribal" sticks out at the lower back. It's not easy to wear the aitises, but I don't care - I will walk, knocking down my legs, because it is very beautiful.
Playboy suit, Eytys sneakers
A dream, not a suit! It was given to me by my friend, who was drowning in it, and it came to me just right.
Rings are a completely different story, I have them on every finger, except for the thumbs. I never take them off. Most of them are jewelry from & Other Stories, but there is also the thinnest Anna Maslovskaya ring and a massive, beautiful ring from Mexico. All arets, dear to the heart.
jacket, Symbols T-shirt, Uniqlo jeans, Dr. Martens, Gucci glasses
Initially, I took this jacket "to drive", but since then I hardly get out of it. The hostess saw my affection and left it to me, for which many thanks to her. Vintage Gucci is also a gift from someone dear to me. And these T-shirts, created with care for nature, are made by my friend.
Unknown brand shirt, "Dump" belt, River Island Cossacks
A shirt like a dress, a belt like Versace (but only from afar and if you move quickly).
EDITORIAL THANKS photo studio QWEEX.CAMPUS for help in organizing the shooting