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 Style Notes: Miroslava Duma

Style Notes: Miroslava Duma

Miroslava Duma is a walking counterargument to the notion that size matters. The petite founder of fashion news website Buro 24/7 is just as likely to cause a photographer pile-up as her taller well-turned out compatriots—and that’s even when Duma’s in flats. Here, the Russian editor shares her favorite toy shop in Moscow, her love of sweaters (those cold Russian winters…) and how her poor neck has suffered under the weight of her beloved sparkly necklaces.

blog-style-notes-miroslava-duma-FNO-portrait.jpgMiroslava Duma

Define your style in three words: Quirky eclectic experimental


Daily Uniform: I’ve hated the word uniform since school, it was the only time when my 
fashion taste caused trouble. I was always punished for adding
 some extra details to a boring blue suit we all had to wear.

Greatest hits: I have a very special item in my wardrobe. Those are my granny’s
 earrings, they used to belong to my mom as well. Small pieces of art
, covered with semi-precious stones warm my heart every time I look at 
them. I would never trade them for huge 30 karat diamond earrings,
 because they remind me of two really important things: my family 
and that my granny rocks.

Preferred footwear: I remember myself in the past, when I was actually afraid of flat
 shoes. I thought the look was incomplete without high heels, but after
 giving birth to my baby I turned to flats for comfort, and I’ve got to
 say, they never let me down.


Finishing touches: For several seasons my favorite accessories have been necklaces.
 Although it has become a very popular trend nowadays, I feel like I
 can’t go another day without a blingy burden on my neck. And I’ve definitely 
sacrificed my neck for this.

Nighttime look: I don’t have a special nighttime recipe, but I guess I always put a
 pinch of creativity, a dash of comfort and a slice of glamour into my 
evening look.

blog-Mira5-with-Tom-Binns-Necklace.jpgDuma in a Tom Binns necklace

Best recent discoveries: One of the best recent discoveries for me is definitely store
 applications of the best shops in the world on my iPhone. That means I
 will be able to find incredible Ferragamo stiletto shoes sitting at
 home with my child. That proves again that digital is our future, our

Favorite stores: My favorite store is a book store in the centre of Moscow where you 
can borrow a book for a couple of hours and have a sip of tea in
 a traditional Russian samovar. At those rare moments I can switch off 
all my gadgets and cellphone and imagine that I could easily be one of
the characters in Turgenev’s book. But of course more creative than 
his famous Asya.

Style icons: Raisa Gorbacheva. Such a shame she was not appreciated by Russian people.

Last purchase: Two weeks ago I bought a suit and shoes by Loro Piana for my 2 
year-old baby son. My husband has the very same suit and shoes. So when
 they dress up the same it makes me happy and everyone around smile!

blog-Mira4-with-Linda-Fargo.jpgDuma with Linda Fargo

Lusting after: Sweaters— the more the better. Especially for Moscow’s winter with -30 
degrees Celsius. 

Favorite haunts: It was a big day for me when my parents took me to the GUM shopping
 center in the Red Square and legendary Moscow’s “Kids World” from Soviet 
Union Times, a huge toy shop for children in the very center of the city, that is now unfortunately closed, where I always had traditional 
Russian ice cream whose taste I will never forget. When GUM was being
 renovated and “Kids World” closed I couldn’t find it anywhere and
 thought that it would become a part of my childhood memories… nostalgia. Now I’ve 
found it in GUM and Gorky Park and if you ever come to Moscow, first 
thing you should do is go to GUM, buy an ice cream and have it on Red Square!

Fall must-haves: Sweaters again, prints, necklaces and little black bags by Ferragamo 
that look like Faberge eggs—they are fantastic!

Photos: courtesy of Duma

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