Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2015 Film

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Finally! The long awaited video of Vanvouver Fashion Week S/S 2015! I wanted it to be perfect so I would be constantly working on it at-least everyday. Going into fashion week I already had this idea of doing an artistic twist, I wanted to have fun with it and do something that no one else was. There are many videos out their capturing interview and backstage looks and trends from the runway, but I wanted to bring out that fashion is a work of art.

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Note

Here are some things to look forward to for Kassinka or maybe this is just a note to myself to keep Kassinka up-to-date:

-Vancouver Fashion Week Film
-Morning Routine Film
-Seasonal style posts & film
-Hair style of the month
-Classic make-up looks
-Calendar Girls COMING SOON in January 2015

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Seattle Adventures

Seattle has been a place i’ve been travelling to a lot lately. There is just something about it & I have been finding myself their several times this year! This time I explored some art galleries in-and-around Seattle, including SAM (seattle art museum) they had such a cool exhibit called Pop Departures. My favorite pieces were Andy Warhol’s creations! Unfortunately they didn’t allow photo’s so I took a couple of photo’s on some other pieces, I was really intrigued with the artists shown below because, of their use of space around room, the placement around the wall and precision on how they presented their work was key. I am really learning in my studies now that every choice you make as an artist is on purpose, so every artwork is not to be criticized by the techniques they used.

Until next time Seattle <3

 

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- Seattle Pike Place Market ♥️

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Martin + Ruth

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A match made in Heaven <3

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to film one of my friend’s engagement shoot! I really loved going along with this couple and spending the evening with them, I am also so incredibly happy for Ruth & cannot wait for their beautiful wedding!

Also the lovley tulle skirt Ruth is wearing is one of my designs! I love tulle skirts & I would wear them everyday because I remember when I was growing up I always wanted to be a ballerina

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Downtown Vancouver

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During my last day and Vancouver Fashion Week, we took a break from the shows and decided to wonder around downtown Vancouver! We came upon a cute little sushi place that was amazing and explored some local shops. My last moments of fashion week were bitter sweet & I cannot wait until next season.

For my outfit of the night I opted for one of my own designs again! This black midi skirt is one that I made, I first shopped around for one but nothing seem right so I decided to design my own! …ps: waterfall twist hairstyle

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Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2015 Day Three

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Fashion week is always such an exciting time, I meet and saw so many incredibly inspiring people, attended beautiful shows, and had a feel of some trends for spring/summer 2015, above all it’s a high speed pace event all week because I am still a full time student, but I still enjoyed every bit! I showed up to class already wearing my outfits with make-up and hair look because right after my class I had to drive out to Vancouver, with no time to waist!

On the third day of my fashion week adventures it was a rainy wet day, typical BC weather. I finally had the perfect opportunity to wear my new rain coat! I found it at Winners for such a good price as well. I also decided to wear one of my own designs again: tulle skirt. Check out this post HERE that I did almost a year ago! As for my hair I did a simple fishtail braid crown on one side that is pulled out to give this effect!

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Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2015 Day Two

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Fashion week seems all like a blur of fashion bliss, I loved looking back at my photo’s I took from last week because this outfit I wore is a dress that I made! & I love the color red, it was also the very first time I wore some red lipstick out. This look was so elegant that I wanted to keep my hair as simple as I could so it would not over-power my look. I went for a braided halo, I achieved this braid by braiding 2 braids & then pulling them out so they weren’t as tight, I took each braid and wrapped it around the crown of my head a secured the ends of the braid within the braid, all held by some bobby pins. Simple enough? this video helped me HERE

On day two of fashion week it was finally my chance to check out all the beauty happening backstage. And let me tell you that it is my favorite part to see all the looks being created and models getting dressed and prepped before the show! I wish I had more photo’s to show you of backstage but I saved that all for the VFW film that I hope to finally share with you at the end of this week! Also London Drugs just put out a video of VFW day two & you should check it out HERE (ps I’m in the video)

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a messy chic pony

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Wear it loose & low or pull it high & tight; part it dead-center or sweep it back, no matter your preference, keep it clean & simple & play it old school chic. Follow me for the month of September as we explore the ponytail! My first being the tousled messy chic pony. I’ve seen this styled pinned many times on Pinterest and ponytails where a huge trend for fall/winter 2014 fashion shows.

For this look I curled my hair with an inch curling iron (found at Wal-mart) then rolled-up each section and pinned until cooled for a longer lasting wave. After I let my curls loose I lightly brushed through them with my fingers, then pulling my hair back into a mid-low pony while pulling sections out for a messier look. To keep the pony chic I grabbed a section of hair and wrapped it around my elastic band & pinned it in place and VOLIA

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golden faux

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September is here & I feel like this will be the last few weeks of summer sunshine before the fall season hits, and I wanted a way to capture the last bits of summer’s glitter through my outfit. By pairing a golden sequins top with a cozy fur clutch <351 4 2 3 7

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Hello September

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It’s finally September and I am excited for all the fall fashion ahead of us these next few months! For this season I decide to re-vamp my style and cleaned out half my closet! It was such a huge step for me but I am ready for the “new me” and a fresh start! My fall shopping list is a plaid scarf (saw ones at Zara I am eyeing) black wool hat & a leather jacket. Also here I have included some of the styles for fall that I would love to pick up –

dark western

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faux fur

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the slip dress

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cotton candy – fashion film

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This fashion film was inspired by my favorite! -cotton candy. With ballons decorating the landscape & hairstyles influenced by fluffy cotton candy! Each dress was also stylized by me with hand embellished collars & lace crop tops over maxi’s!

-Everything I do is a love letter to God-

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine”-Hillsong


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Summer Hair

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Hello,

Here are some inspirations for some summer hairstyles I am currently into & can’t wait to try them out! This summer I want my hair to feel effortless-ly done with loose braids and huge waves, I really want to explore the bohemian side in my hairstyles.

Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspirations.

Side notes for hair-care:

-for hair that looks as soft as it feels use a oil on the ends of you hair daily
-Keep a hairband or two for hair emergencies
-curl random sections in different sizes for mermaid waves
-Don’t over apply product or overuse the heated styler – it’ll look too “done”
-Use a straightener to curl, by wrapping it round, once that builds in shine it will give that playful young finish
-Centre-part hair and wear tucked behind your ears for a model-off-duty vibe

Tips from Glamour Magazine

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Pop Tart – A classic make-up look film

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Hello,

Now I know I am not the type of person to be doing make-up tutorial film… BUT I feel as if make-up can be it’s own fashion statement for a girl! The bold red lip and cat-eye liner is an essiential basic that I wanted to share with you today & it is simple to achieve. Featuring some of my fav make-up products, also here are a few tips on getting the perfect red lip:

Conceal it nude
Start off with applying a small amount of concealer to, nude them up. Also it helps to change your lip shape with lip liner.

Define the shape
Use a red lip pencil that matches & outline your lips in the shape you desire. Plus for a longer lasting hold, you can fill your entire lip with the same lip pencil. The pigment from the lip pencil holds the color longer, acting as a perfect base.

Color it simple
Apply the red lipstick straight from the bullet. One layer is all you need. If you apply too much, it can smear or bleed.

Seal matte finish
Use a matte powder with a soft blending brush, and press the powder onto the lips. This will create a matte effect and will also make your lip color last longer. If you prefer shine, skip.

Correct mistakes
Apply concealer around the corners of your lips to create smooth lines.

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Haven : Fashion Film Story

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Psalm 107:29

“He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.”

I was inspired to make this dress from china plating patterns and the fact that the fabric is made from bamboo! by using Acid Fabric dyes I was able to achieve a soft rustic pattern. I wanted to keep the design of the dress simple and played around with open backs. Creating this dress was truly an adventure.

“not all who wander are lost”

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be always blooming

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
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Sub Zero // fashion film story ;

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Nahum 1:3 – ” The LORD [is] slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit [the wicked]: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds [are] the dust of his feet. ”

Dear beautiful friends,

This film was nearly just something I wanted to make for fun! I had good time with my old friend April (model), it’s good seeing old friends once in awhile. I chose April because I love her beautiful red hair and gorgeous features & she was a perfect fit for my corset!

I designed this piece almost a year ago, as part of my schooling. We were put under a theme for the fashion show & during that year the theme was sports, so I went with my all time favorite SNOWBOARDING!

-custom quilting
-white piping
-athletic fabrics / water-proof
-bra and underwire support

 

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Eco Fashion Week Edition 08

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Eco Fashion Week Edition 08 is a three day fashion event taking place in Vancouver, BC. I had a great experience attending! 

                         Thrift Chic Challenge & 68 Pound Challenge Presented by Value Village

A trendy show where three selected stylists are given a $500 allowance to create ten looks for the runway using only used clothing from Value Village.
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 Young Oak designer Tammy Joe did the Value Village’s 68 Pound Challenge. Which was sixty-eight pounds of clothing and textiles the average North American throws away each year. She designed a collection from sixty-eight pounds of clothing from Value Village. 

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Britta Bisig – Vancouver Vogue

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Vancouver Fashion Week 2014 – Day Two

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Today I am proud to present to you the second day of my favorite moments from the Vancouver Fashion Week! From bold lips to french dutch braids, these runway shows were nothing short of inspiring.

Some makeup trends for Vancouver were liquid eyeliners, non-perfect bold lips and smokey eyes. The hair trends that stood out were some braids and soft curls.

Take a scroll below to see my favorite moments that I have captured. Also keep in-touch because an exclusive  backstage video is coming soon!

 

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Vancouver Fashion Week – Opening Gala

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If you are following me on Instagram then you probably know that I attend Vancouver Fashion Week! The opening Gala was a whirl-winded eventful night, filled with live performances & each designer showed one complete look from their collections.

In the fashion industry, everyone is working months ahead. So even though it’s March, designers were showing their Fall 2014 collections this week. As press, going to Vancouver Fashion Week’s Gala was a great way for me to get a sneak peek of what is to come for the rest of the week.

Here are a few of my favorite captured moments from the night…

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Ballerina

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Hello dear friends,

Over this past month I have been working on this tule ballerina skirt. I finally finished it & so I designed a shoot around it! I chose an enchanted forest feel with a bit of edge in styling. My good friend Tricia took all these beautiful photographs!

Skirt: Kassinka
Top: Forever 21
Tights: Zara
Belt: H&M


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Perfect Red Lip

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Conceal it nude

Start off with applying a small amount of concealer to, nude them up. Also it helps to change your lip shape with lip liner.

Define the shape

Use a red lip pencil that matches & outline your lips in the shape you desire. Plus for a longer lasting hold, you can fill your entire lip with the same lip pencil. The pigment from the lip pencil holds the color longer, acting as a perfect base.

Color it simple

Apply the red lipstick straight from the bullet. One layer is all you need. If you apply too much, it can smear or bleed.

Seal matte finish

Use a matte powder with a soft blending brush, and press the powder onto the lips. This will create a matte effect and will also make your lip color last longer. If you prefer shine, skip.

Correct mistakes 

Apply concealer around the corners of your lips to create smooth lines.

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Faithful Fashion Film + Story

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Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews chapter 11 verse 1.

During last year I took on an extra project in my surface design class. I had four meters of beautiful silk & painted it with blues and purples. This dress is a dramatic runway piece! I wanted to style a shoot & video that followed the same theme, so created the backdrop & designed her hair and make-up to match! Enjoy

Model: Rachael Moorthy

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Eye of the tiger

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My first time wearing leather pants and must say, that it won’t be my last, especially since I found these perfect ones, I love how they are edgy and make a statment. I am also into tiger prints on tee’s & sweaters, I fell in-love with this knit sweater when I saw all of it’s beautiful embroidery.

Top: H&M
Bottom: ZARA
Scarf: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden

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Matryoshka Fashion Film + Story

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Finally! after months of editing & filming I am able to share with you a huge project I’ve been working on! During April of last year I finish my Fashion Design Diploma! After completing it, I had an idea of making a fashion film. I really enjoyed making it & it’s not the last, I really want to explore more with fashion films. I have also decided that I wanted to share with you the process I went through!

Be Blessed

xx love, Kassandra

 

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Alterations during fittings were defiantly fun, it was the moment when I saw my ideas from the paper come to life.

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The hair & make-up was inspired by my russian culture & the essence of a “russian princess”

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waterfall-braid + handmade silk flowers to portray a crown with soft romantic curls

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Presentation day! Oh My! through our whole semester we worked up to this moment, it was a week away from the fashion show, and I still had to finalize my fabric color choices so I could continue painting my third dress. We designed hangtags, bags, portfolio & brought all accessories. My teachers brought in two people from Vancouver to watch our presentations. for our portfolio we had to design a complete collection of around twenty garments, with fabric swatches, illustrations, inspiration, technical flats, line sheets & business cards.

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I am so thankful to my friend Bitty from BITS, for letting me borrow her beautiful russian nesting dolls

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All three dresses from my line

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IMG_8579The Fashion Show was truly another one of my favorite parts during this journey. I loved seeing my cloths walk down the runway & seeing some people taking pictures with their phones!! Even through this moment lasted shorter than five minutes, I will remember it forever.

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Thank-you for reading! ♥♥

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Introducing Kassinka

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| Let me introduce myself |

My name is Kassandra Poleshuk, I love fashion, photography & everything in-between. I have started my new youtube channel last night & launched this website! I am so excited to start this journey & share my passion’s with you. Thank-you for everyone’s support and love, Be blessed! xx

Love, Kassandra

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Dreams into Plans

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I want to make beautiful things even if nobody cares.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started, it’s time for a face lift, a new beginning…

My next CHAPTER

Expanding my horizons and dipping into new avenues that God has blessed me with

It’s time for Kassinka to move forward & turn my Dreams into Plans.

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