For the RUBRIC "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 philologist Tamara Shaban.
Interview: Dasha Knyazeva
Photos: Klim Bogdanov
I think, like most, my style is was formed based on my interests, environment, psychological state. A lot was laid down in childhood: I adopted the taste of my mother and aunt, who loved to dress me up and who had the opportunity to bring things from abroad. My dad often spoiled me with designer clothes too. But as a teenager, I went all out - I wanted to try everything. I was interested in subcultures, and music was of great interest, the influence of which was reflected in my appearance. Whoever I was: "flower child" in homemade tie-dye T-shirts, then my classmates and I became "Informals". I still remember the riveted belt with a smile.
At some point, I had bangs, which I unsuccessfully cut myself, and strands, which I dyed turquoise. In general, I expressed myself as best I could. Then came the period of acquaintance with their "femininity": dresses, heels, heavy makeup. It was short-lived: having decided to start snowboarding, skateboarding, longboarding, I started wearing regular jeans, T-shirts and sneakers. Then there was a move to another country, new people. I was introduced to new music, or rather, the CBGB scene. For a while I was inspired by Patti Smith, which was evident in my choice of clothes. I remember in the book "Just Kids" she described how she and Robert Mapplethorpe made accessories with their own hands. I also tried to master this skill. Since then, jewelry has been an important detail of my image: I got many of them from my mother, some of them were gifts. I have lost interest in walk-through jewelry, I like when accessories have additional meaning. I especially love rings - each one with its own history. And I also have a tradition: I give myself rings for my birthday, and so I observe internal changes over the past year.
Having tried everything possible on myself, I realized what suits me and what is better to exclude. Now I am out of bounds. A thing will get into my wardrobe if there is a response “I want!”, If I have no doubts about it and the body is comfortable in it. Of course, the material is important to me. I love vintage things. Some passed to me from my mother and aunt, some from second-hand shops in different countries.
I often shop at Uniqlo, Muji, Cinque. I like their minimalism, everyday comfort. I find something on the Internet: there is a lot of vintage in Instagram stores. I also created my own - my friend and I are now developing it. In general, to be honest, I'm not a fan of shopping, and things somehow find me on their own. I do not like thoughtless consumerism and buying in the mass market, so if I buy, then it is of high quality and that will last a long time. The final accent of my look is the scent. I can't live without perfume, I prefer Jo Malone. Only there I find something unusual to my liking.
Tommy Hilfiger trench coat, COS shirt, top and jeans -
American Apparel, Weekday earrings
I found the trench coat in Copenhagen: I was walking and accidentally noticed it in a shop window. I absolutely loved its color and 90s cut. And second-hand jeans next door complement it perfectly.
A sophisticated pendant with a pearl drop is a birthday present from a close friend.
Karl Lagerfeld, bracelet -t
The cosmetic bag came from my mother. The gold bracelet is a family value, she received it by inheritance.
Vintage Krizia Jeans jacket, Muji shirt, Weekday top, Uniqlo pants, vintage belt, Dr. Martens
Belt with delicate gold buckle and floral motifs - vintage.
Favorite lipsticks MAC
I am a fan of reds - especially with MAC. One of them is from the limited collection dedicated to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I take care of her, because I know that then I will not find the same one. Some of the ones here: Rocky Horror Picture Show Strange Journey, Rocky Horror Picture Show Oblivion and Liptensity Mulling Spices.
The jumper is from Spain, the trousers are made to order, the beads are made by myself, Dr. Martens
I made the beads myself from natural stones. The wool sweater is ours in second hand.
Second hand trench coat, Uniqlo pullover, Dr. Martens
A trench coat from Berlin second-hand. He attracted me with a standing collar and lack of a belt. The fitted shape is obtained due to the drawstring.
Rings from left to right: Pandora, from Georgia, Pandora, UNOde50
The Pandora ring is a birthday present for yourself. The river pearl ring was made by a local jeweler.
Jacket from Prague, Uniqlo turtleneck, Levi's jeans, Dr. Martens
In this jacket I was attracted by the embroidery in the form of flowers on the chest and an interesting cut.
Pepe Jeans dress, Blundstone boots, vintage beads
I love this dress very much for its lightness and femininity. Beads - from river pearls. This is the 80s, Georgia.
From left to right perfume by Jo Malone London:
Honey & Crocus, Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, English Pear & Freesia
Mom's dress and pendant
Dress and pendant from the times of my mother's youth. Unfortunately, often you won't wear this dress, but at the summer resort it is always with me. The pendant was brought from Italy.
EkaDesign Studio blouse, Next skirt, bracelet UNOde50
This blouse with an unusual design - a zipper in the front and puffed sleeves - was made according to my sister's designs. She creates tailor-made clothes.
UNOde50 is one of my favorite jewelry firms.
EDITORIAL THANKS photo studio QWEEX. CAMPUS for help in organizing the shooting