Saturday, 31 December 2011

Ruby Silk Shell (Burda 04/2011-114)

I bought this ruby Chinese silk with jacquard pattern because I just felt that I must own it. It is not the colour I normally wear and would never use it to make a full attire, so I decided to use it to accessorise my "parade" black RTW suit.
I used the pattern from April issue of Burda magazine, only lengthened it several centimeters.

 Here is my shell. The picture with the suit shows the original colour best of all.
The colour is not correct here

I still find this Carmen red-black combination too dramatic for my colouring, should try this shell with other pieces in my wardrobe and probably find better combinations.
Here is a closer look to the accessories. Christmas tree brooche I've bought years ago from Harrod's and Venice glass earrings.

The picture was taken at the residence of the French Ambassador in Moscow. I always wanted to see inside of this building, which I think is the one of the prettiest houses in Moscow. It reminds a gingerbread house. Here are some pictures of the outside view.

And few more pictures of the interiors.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year! May the New Year come with joy, happiness, love and prosperity!
Thank you for your attention to my blog, hope to see you here next year :)


  1. Happy New Year and your new top is perfect.

  2. What a beautiful colour and fabric! The top goes very well with your black suit and looks lovely on you. It doesn't look dramatic at all. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos of Moscow.
    A Happy and Healthy New Year to you"

  3. Your lovely blouse, made in that scrumptious silk jacquard, is just perfect for the visit to the Ambassador’s home. Thanks for sharing the pictures of it with us. I love visiting and seeing the interiors of grand homes.

  4. Beautiful and also the pictures of Moskou! i have a Russian daughther in law. You can see on my blog, as a model for my shawls.Thats why I like to go to Russian also. Kind regards! mieke

  5. What a wonderful blouse, I think that color is very elegant. While you are smart in any article of clothing, I really enjoyed the pictures of the inside of the house of the Ambassador, so regal ... I hope this year comes loaded with beautiful projects for your sewing room!