Curve Appeal.

“Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous, but they won’t be avoided” -Mae West Greeting comrades! As you may (or may not) know, I am forever on a quest to refine my silhouette. I find curves, indentations, protrusions, light, shadows, structure, and the malleability of soft flesh endlessly fascinating. Corsetry (training with a “proper”…

1984.

Greetings comrades. 2017 is off to a pretty rough start here in The United States of Anxiety. The gravitas of the political situation here has definitely sunk in, and no amount of vodka and cigarettes can make things better. If there is a silver lining, it would definitely be the fact that it is in…

Thanksgiving Proper.

First, let’s start with the Thanksgiving improper. I smashed my thumb in the car door on Thanksgiving Eve. I know I’m the biggest klutz of the them all, but really. I stifled a scream as it happened, grabbed my keys as fast as humanly possible, and ran up the stairs to my apartment. Blood was…

The Art Of The Bathroom Selfie 

  If there is anything that garners more shame than a bathroom selfie, I don’t know what it is. Which is unfortunate, since the bathroom has some of the greatest lighting. I’m not ashamed to admit it – I love the stark contrast of cold white porcelain and soft, warm flesh. The bathroom is an intimate place –…

Cocktails + The Comrade General: “American Pie” Whiskey Spiked Apple Cider

If the comforting combination of whiskey and apple pie flavor doesn’t scream “Murica!”, than I honestly don’t know what does. In an age where sex, scandal, and the political circus (or freak-show, whatever you prefer) has taken over the forefront of American society – do yourself a favor and pour yourself a good ol’ fashioned American drink. If there is anything…

In The Land Of Blood & Poppies 

If I were to write a memoir, it would read like a dark Eastern European folk-tale. From the endless travels through faraway lands, a childhood spent playing among ancient Byzantine ruins with a best friend named Snow White, and days spent in Bucharest watching gypsies with glittering gold teeth play the accordion for their dancing…

The Comrade General Cooks: Beef Stroganoff (Строганов)

It is officially sweater (and fully-fashioned stockings) weather! I adore Autumn weather, it is the perfect mixture of moody and romantic – what I like to call “writer’s weather”. When the coastal fog begins to tumble over the hills and that first chill sets in, there are few feelings more satisfying than making a pot…

Bright Whites.

Is it just me, or is there something unsettling about artificially bright white teeth? I realize that my opinion may not be de rigeur, especially in this Insta-perfect world of airbrushed skin, contoured faces, and overly injected lips – but please, just hear me out on this one. Hygiene is a completely separate subject. I am…

Vintage Casual: 1930’s Aviatrix Style

I’m fiercely loyal to my fully fashioned’s – there are few things that I enjoy more than slipping my freshly shaved stems into a silky pair of seamed nylons. I adore the feeling of thighs tenderly touching as I walk. I adore checking to see if my seams are straight and taking a peek at…

Spy Girl Style: 12 In-Flight Essentials

A Winter chill hits your face and your cheeks flush a deep rose hue.  You pull your mink trimmed black leather trench coat tighter around the waist as you descend slowly  down the steps of the airplane and set one well-heeled foot onto the jet black tarmac. A flurry of foreign languages float through the air as you…

Cocktails + The Comrade General: The MargaDita!

  When Summer is in full bloom, is there anything more decadently delicious than an ice cold Margarita? I think not! From the salted rim of the glass, to the sweet and sour electric lime, and that final rich touch of a good tequila – a classic Margarita is a must in every boozehound’s repertoire….