Polish Designer Livia Clue Bringing Slavic Ethno Into Modern Fashion, It’s Great!

When you think of modern design, it always comes from same designers in the west, they promote it over the famous models and basically you get to wear and see same things over and over again. This is why we bring you a Polish designer Livia Clue that decided to step away from mainstream fashion and bring her national folk in her designs. Continue »

Polish Photographer Ewelina Zych Proves You’re Not A Real Photographer In Slavic Country If You Don’t Have A Rural Photo-Shoot

We know we had at least dozen articles about Slavic folklore photo shoots, but since many of you like to see them for various reasons like seeing slavic beauties in wonderful ethnic dresses or you just enjoy good photography art. So another one comes from Poland and this one was made by Polish photographer and stylist Ewelina Zych. Continue »

Polish Photographer Creates Amazing Slavic Pagan Themed Photoshoot And Proves Slavs Have Amazing Culture

Have you ever browsed some internet forums and heard some teeny kids from the west how Slavs have no culture? Well after this amazing photo shoot their mouths will be closed for good, Slavic fusion in a series ‘Pagan Poetry’ made by Polish photographer Macin Nagraba and all costumes made by Agnieszka Osipa. The model is the photographer’s mother and by all means having a ‘babushka’ in this photo shoot just gives even more Slavic feel to it. Continue »

Serbian Photographer Creates Beautiful Scenes Of ‘Slavic Mythology’ Tales That Will Blow You Away

Slavic mythology is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, this has been proven again and again by various photographers. This time you will see an amazing work of Marko Stamatović from Serbia. His images have been made with great care as he and his studio made all the costumes themselves, traveled to Kopaonik Mountain just to get that perfect shot. Continue »

Beautiful Slavic Folklore With Julia Galimova

Another photography event has happened in Russia with famous Russian models Julia Galimova and Ekaterina Soboleva. The photographer that made these amazing photos was Andrey Yakovlev and he did his best to display a beauty of Russian Slavic folklore with a help of his Art-director Lili Aleeva and hair Stylist Oxana Zavrzina. All in all we can say they did the right scene and the whole photography set really has that Slavic folkish touch to it. Enjoy these amazing photos and make sure to visit Slavic rural areas when you drop by because there’s a hidden beauties in them. Continue »

Refuge Galindia: The Polish Slavic Pagan Resort That You Have To Visit

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Well if you are bored of “always the same” mainstream hotels, this is something new. It’s a cool relaxing vacation packed with numerous adventures and fun theme that you or your kids would absolutely love to experience. This is a “Refuge Galidina” (Galindia Refugia) and it’s situated in Iznota near to Mikołajki in Poland. It’s well marked on tourist maps (or Google maps) so you should have no problem finding it, and also it’s situated nearby the river Krutyn and lake Bełdany, meaning it’s going to be a very pleasant nature endowed experience. Continue »

Polish Artists Recreate Traditional Slavic Head Wreaths With A Modern Twist

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Photographer Ula Kóska in collaboration with makeup artist Beata Bojda has made an incredible Slavic themed photo-shoot that features Polish (and Slavic) folklore elements. In Polish folk culture they used to wear wreaths and bunches of flowers that were a part of both religious and secular ceremonies such as marriage, funeral, festivals or Easter. They used a Handcraft paper handicraft if you are wonder, as this has been well known & traditional method of creating such wreaths in Poland. In their project they used techniques coming from Polish “Opoczno” area, although this technique it is also an integral part of Malopolska and sub-Carpathian tradition. Continue »

Spectacular Ukrainian Crowns On Slavic Inspired Photoshoot Look Absolutely Mesmerizing

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Every once in a while we get do discover some pretty amazing Slavic photography teams that create absolutely stunning images. Workshop “Treti Pivni” (or third rooster in English) is a team of photographers, stylists, makeup artists and promoters who are united in their obvious love for Ukraine and sincere desire to open to the world the beauty and uniqueness of Ukrainian culture. We are certain that they did succeed in doing so through their photography and they continually show the richness of their tradition from different Ukrainian regions. Now this photo shoot was about Making hats (hand-made) which are called wax diadems (crowns). Continue »

Polish Artist Gives A Modern Twist Into Drawings Of Slavic Folklore

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We know you love Slavic culture, we can feel your love for Poland and we understand your thirst for Slavic inspiration. Lucky for you we found out about this Polish artists, her name is Paulina Wach and she just loves the stuff she draws. Most of her art is inspired by Poland and Slavs in general so we should stop talking and start looking. Continue »

Magical Slavic Photography From Russia Is So Impressive That It Looks Unreal

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Russia culture is just one off spring branch of greater Slavic culture that is shared by 360 million Slavs worldwide. Vibrant images filled with electric series of Slavic folklore is a colorful photography mix that comes from Moscow artistic direction study of Yakovlev & Aleeva. These pieces show a interesting mixture of traditionalism, high fashion and certain degree of modernity. These stunning Russian women models are all dressed in what is know as traditional clothing plus they are adorned in bright colored jewelry and lipstick, which fits Russian culture as we know it today. Continue »

Project “New Etno” By Makeup Artist And Stylist Beata Bojda -The Artist Used Traditional Polish Flower Crowns

Project ‘New Etno’ is a continuation of a art series made by makeup artist and stylist Beata Bojda and a photographer Ewa Żylińska. Continue »

Color Portraits Of Immigrants At Ellis Island

Many of the 12 million people who entered the US through New York’s Ellis Island wore traditional dress from their homelands. The early 1900s images by chief registry clerk Augustus Francis Sherman have been brought to life by colorists at Dynamichrome. The photos will form part of a book called The Paper Time Machine, by Wolfgang Wilding and Jordan Lloyd, which is currently being crowdsourced.

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An Italian woman circa 1910 wearing a traditional homespun dress and shawl. (Photo by Augustus Francis Sherman/New York Public Library/The Guardian) Continue »

Polish Grandma Making Awesome Drawings To Preserve Ancient Tradition

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In our modern-day times we are prone to forget some of our old traditions. One such tradition is Polish local custom (around Kukawy, north-central Poland), of decorating streets and path ways with Polish folk symbolism made of sand. It was very popular in the old times, and it’s recorded already in 19th century by ethnographers, but it’s even older than that. Continue »

Elegant Greyscale Tattoos By Polish Tattoo Artist Kamil Czapiga

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Polish tattoo artist Kamil Czapiga takes a different approach when it comes to tattoos. He actually creates stunning works of art in just black ink. Continue »

New Year’s 2012: Celebrations Around the World!

Revelers erupted in cheers around the world to welcome in the new year, as star-studded celebrations and glittering fireworks displays ushered in 2012.

The first worldwide celebrations started in the island nation of Samoa, which hopped across the international date line at midnight on Thursday, skipping Friday and moving instantly to Saturday.

In Sydney, more than 1.5 million people watched the shimmering pyrotechnic display designed around the theme “Time to Dream.” In London, some 250,000 people gathered to listen to Big Ben chime at the stroke of midnight. In New York, hundreds of thousands gathered at the crossroads of the world to witness a crystal ball with more than 30,000 lights descend at midnight. Fireworks soared and sparked over Moscow’s Red Square and crowds on Paris’ Champs-Elysees boulevard popped Champagne corks at midnight.

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House to celebrate the new year. (Daniel Munoz/Reuters) Continue »