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The World of Natasha Fishchenko

September 10, 2016
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I am very happy to finally announce our collaboration with a talented Ukrainian designer Natasha Fishchenko. We combined our visions of a young woman’s lifestyle and created two dresses perfect for traveling the world.

Natasha Fishchenko’s design is inspired by a woman who gracefully bites juicy peaches and aristocratically walks barefoot through the warm puddles. She loves colors and combines prints, and she loves art. She travels around the world with a book in her hands. She is in love with life, fashion, sunrises, and adventures.

Together we went to Cappadocia to shoot a story of our elegant adventure.

Cappadocia is a magical region in Turkey famous for its ethereal landscapes. The most stylish and creative people from all over the world come here for inspiration.

The Dresses

The dress named Povitrulya is made of silk chiffon with vintage print. It is long and repeats a woman’s silhouette, its sleeve can be unfastened. Povitrulya in Ukrainian means tumbleweed.

 is the second dress we created together. It is weightless and suitable for any occasion. Light and hot like Persia, it was created for warm nights and orange sunrises. It is not too closed and not too open, modest, neat and feminine, perfect to wear with sandals, heels or sneakers.

We shot three stories:

Magic Carpets

As I was walking in the streets of Goreme I saw a wall that was fully covered with carpets. And then I saw a door in it. I opened it and I suddenly appeared in a magical world. It was a backyard that was decorated with handmade carpets with bright patterns. Most of them were over 250 years old and were brought here from all over the Turkey. Fancy, embroidered pillows, and plates with manmade gems and accessories were scattered near the walls.

Just like in old times, merchants were sitting on the pillows slowly drinking apple tea from tulip-shaped glasses. I was walking around the shop studying every detail, looking at old patterns on the carpets and costumes, jars, shawls, and furniture. Pastel shades of my Persian Flare dress were contrasting to the riot of colors around me. I stylized this dress with a light coral shawl with golden threads and a golden wreath bracelet.

Bird’s Eye View

Every morning dozens of colorful hot air balloons rise up into the sky with the first rays of the and fly above the valleys in Cappadocia. They greedily breathe in hot air to fly up high and leave everything behind them. Hot air balloons can fly really low, almost touching the rooftops of the houses in Goreme. During just one hour in the very early morning colors change from sandy gray and pale crimson to golden shades of yellow and orange.

Flying in the basket of a hot air balloon I could see the world from a bird’s eye view. After we landed in a valley we greeted the morning sun with a glass of champagne.

Just as the hot air balloon gave me the sensation of weightlessness, so did my see-through Povitrulya dress made of chiffon as it repeats every move of my body. All shades of my Povitrulya dress became more saturated with color when the sun rose.

Sunrise and Doves

Paved with carpets and embroidered pillows, the rooftop of the Sultan Cave Suites hotel is a place with the most romantic view of the valley and hot air balloons. At first, the hot air balloons look tiny and as they come very close they look like giants that fly above the valleys looking at their land. Sitting on the rooftop, I was enjoying juicy and sweet peaches, warm bakery treats and Cappadocian cheeses.  

Would you like to see more pictures of our collaboration? Make sure to visit Natasha Fishchenko’s Instagram for more.

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Outfit: Natasha Fishchenko dresses – Povitrulya & Persian Flare

Style: Natasha Fishchenko, Veronica Pototska

Photographer: Vitaliy Pototskiy

Retouch: Veronica Pototska

Location: Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey.

Special thanks to Sultan Cave Suits, Butterfly Balloons, magic carpets shop.

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  • Reply Laveena Sengar September 10, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    You guys look gorgeous. I have always been a fan of your pictures. Those embroidery on the carpet is fabulous. I would like to see more of these.

  • Reply lex September 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    i follow your blog well but this is mind blowing, i must say, from the mats to the embroids to the photo shoots to your outfit to everything about this post, it ooozes awesomeness and class… can i make one wish? if YES…. here it is (CAN I BE IN YOUR NEXT PHOTO SHOOT)… HAHAHAH, i know its just a fun wish though, but hopefylly someday i get a chance to be in one of your shoots… great blog as usual.

  • Reply Kimberly Ann September 10, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Beautiful Magic Carpets!! My daughter would be in a world of happy with all those beautiful colors. I adore the dress as well. As always, Gorgeous !!

  • Reply Cynthia @craftoflaughter September 11, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Wow, those magic carpets as so incredibly beautiful. I can see the attraction to the beauty of the whole area

  • Reply toughcookiemommy September 11, 2016 at 3:10 am

    I would love to see more examples of your collaboration. I love all the vibrant colors and prints in these images.

  • Reply Karen Coghlan September 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    These are just beautiful. I am not as bold or maybe adventurous but if I were I would love to visit that market… And have the chance to see all the Beautiful things…

  • Reply Kim September 12, 2016 at 1:32 am

    I love her style- what a great collaboration. I would be interested in following along. You both look great!

  • Reply Nicole Herose Cochingco - Escat September 12, 2016 at 11:18 am

    You look really gorgeous girl! I love your photos, I also wanted to visit The World of Natasha Fishchenko one day.

  • Reply ROBERT LEE September 12, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Beautiful collaboration and I can see why you are successful in what you do, and yes, this is an edorsement and appreciation of the great talent you have. Combine the limitless imagination with the knowhow and ability to use technology, what do you have? Exactly what one could see in the photos. Wonderful job, Veronica.

  • Reply R U S S September 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    The dresses are lovely and the setting’s just breathtaking – the lighting, the play of colors, and all other elements go well together. I totally see why these dresses are perfect for traveling. I can even see myself wearing ’em in one of y trips amidst a backdrop different from my home country. Guess the designs were right on.

  • Reply verushka September 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    So exciting congrats ! The images are gorgeous as well as the dresses! Such a beautiful place to do a photo shoot in. Will defo stalk the IG fees for pics.

  • Reply generosepomelo September 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Ah yes, the charm of the Middle East is a perfect background for those interesting dresses. For a visual person like me this is really awesome and I don’t mind to see more.

  • Reply indrani September 12, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Wonderful settings done for the photographs.They have been timed very well.
    Looks so much advt shoot.

  • Reply Sam Coronado (@followyouroad) September 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I honestly love the designs because it showcases culture. Today’s trends tend to look the same, so designs like these are a breath of fresh air. I also love the desert and sunset from your photographs. Hoping to see more of these because it’s an interesting take on “travel”

  • Reply BigCityGirl September 12, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    These designs are stunning! They reflect culture in them and it’s so wearable, definitely done an amazing job with the designing and inspiration. Bravo!!

  • Reply Jenny September 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I love these pictures!! The culture is captured perfectly, I would love to travel more and see things like this!

  • Reply laura londergan September 12, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    you look stunning as usual. These photos are simply amazing and the first photo of you is my favorite.

  • Reply generosepomelo September 12, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    And to add, aside from a visual person I am a photography and travel enthusiast and this post makes want to go to Turkey now just to take photos.

  • Reply momi berlin September 13, 2016 at 2:02 am

    The photos are all beautiful. And the stunning model- yes, stunning as always- is so professional to do poses even at the middle of the sun. I like looking at photographs such as yours. They always speak about the photographer and also the subject.

  • Reply Rej Relova September 13, 2016 at 2:42 am

    I just went to Turkey last April but wasn’t able to go to Cappadocia because of limited time and resources though. I love the photos and I think this collaboration is a wonderful success! I’ve seen rugs and carpets while in the Grand Bazaar and I must say that they are even more beautiful in person! My favorite photo of you is the one facing the hot air balloons. Stunning!

  • Reply Sydney Fashion Hunter September 13, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Fabulously designed dresses! I love how you told the story of the type of girl you had in mind when designing them. The photos are stunning. I particularly like the hot air balloon floating in the background.

  • Reply Jessica Ayun September 13, 2016 at 2:47 am

    I can feel the magic in every photo. I adore people with such talent in designing silks. They are undeniably adorable. And your location is also magical. All go together, perfectly.

  • Reply Blair Villanueva September 13, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Hello Veronica,

    Congratulations for your successful collaboration, and look these collection and your shots are waaaayyy fabulous! When will be the collection be available?

    For Urban Women

  • Reply Liana September 13, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I’m completely in love with the pictures, you’re just stunning and the dresses are just amazing. They seem so nice to wear and the fabrics are crazily beautiful! Cappadocia, Turkey has been on my bucket list since I’ve encountered such photos on the blog of Tuula Vintage! Congrats on such collab, it’s just fabulous!

  • Reply Dominic September 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Those are awesome sets of photos. I loved the dresses Natasha made and how you flared around wearing them. The mixture of the warm tones and the colored textures made you pop out more from the photos. Looking at your instagram photos, you’re just so FUN to look at because you’re so free spirited.

  • Reply mariaisquixotic September 13, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    The photos are great! You look great. The photographer sure did a great job in telling a story through the lenses and the photos. The dress you wore really shows your beauty. My fave photo is the one with the hot balloons and a dog looking like you have a picnic 🙂

  • Reply Paula September 14, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Such beautiful photos, and I love your descriptive imagery of the carpets in the courtyard. It really sparks the imagination. 🙂

  • Reply Terri Steffes October 3, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Wow!! I loved seeing all the carpets. Gorgeous. The dresses you wore were spectacular!

  • Reply GlamKaren October 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    LOVING all of these prints and designs and want-them-all! Congrats on this and I cant wait to see more! Gorgeous!

  • Reply Teresa | Simply Made Fun October 14, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    The scenery is GORGEOUS! I love the visual aspect of all of these photos, the colors and patterns go so well together. Congrats on this collab!

  • Reply Debra October 15, 2016 at 4:10 am

    What a great place, I really love of the backdrops in your pictures – What a beautiful place. The carpets are amazing!

  • Reply Terri Steffes October 15, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Fantastic carpets! Beautifully artistic photographs. You make me want to travel and dress up every day!

  • Reply OurFamilyWorld October 15, 2016 at 6:59 am

    The setting is so beautiful and I love all those dresses. I love dresses that are light and comfortable.

  • Reply Jena Proctor October 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    What a lovely photo shoot! Everything is beautiful! These dresses are totally my style, I love the colors! I can see myself in these dresses!

  • Reply taylorannes95 October 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    You look BEAUTIFUL. The colors and that dress are absolutely stunning. I wish it was still warm enough like that here to wear pretty dresses like that!

  • Reply Dana Vento October 16, 2016 at 8:53 am

    All your photos were so gorgeous! I’ve never bee in this beautiful place. You must be feel peaceful.

  • Reply Mandy Carter October 16, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful photos and beautiful location. I love the magic carpets; great collaboration.

  • Reply Positively Stacey (@PositivelyStace) October 16, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    What beautiful photos! I love those carpets, such great detail and color in each one.

  • Reply Megan mccoig October 16, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    How exciting and congrats to you! I love this shoot and the way you’ve framed the pictures, let alone the beautiful carpet! So amazing.

  • Reply Angela October 17, 2016 at 3:05 am

    These photos are all absolutely gorgeous! You are inspiring me to travel a bit more, LOVE this!!!

  • Reply Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps October 17, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    What a very talented Ukrainian designer! Would love to get in touch with her! I actually lived in Ukraine for over a month over ten years ago! I need to visit again soon! How I miss that country. <3

  • Reply CourtneyLynne October 17, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Omg breathtaking photos!!!!! Just love how you styled everything!!!!You are definitely giving me the itch to travel!!!!!

  • Reply Amanda October 18, 2016 at 1:50 am

    All of those beautiful carpets! I’d love to have them all, covering the floors, the walls, everything!

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