Hello! I am a fashionista, a romantic, an amateur Russian history scholar, and a fan of Tom Hardy! He is my all-time favorite actor. My blog is not just devoted to Monsieur Hardy; it features my other passions: the family of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, fashion, the 18th century, and my senses of humor. Oh, and I have a soft spot for Shih Tzus, pearls, chocolate, silk organza, baby sloths, Christian Louboutin shoes, tropical fruits, the smell of lavender, Nutella, and Taylor Lautner.
I hope to be a pioneer in the world of environmental fashion (making sustainable clothing that does not harm the earth) and am from St. Petersburg, Russia, hence my name, Ksenia.
My favorite books are Harry Potter, Crime & Punishment and Catcher in the Rye. My favorite authors are Mark Twain, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Contrary to popular belief, I am not a Twihard. I find the books poorly written and self-possessed.
My favorite TV Shows are Downton Abbey, Modern Family, South Park and The Office.
My fashion icons are Marie Antoinette, Georgina Duchess of Devonshire, Milla Jovovich, Ulyana Sergeenko, Diane Kruger and Lily Collins.
My favorite fashion designers are Marchesa, Valentino, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Luisa Beccaria, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Georges Hobeika, Zac Posen, Erdem, Valentin Yudashkin, Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, Chado Ralph Rucci, Jenny Packham, Alberta Ferretti, and Oscar de la Renta.