“I don’t consider dressing up to be role playing or dressing according to a schedule. Dressing for me is an art,” Natalia Shustova tells Savoir Flair. The fashion blogger behind Shoestova.com is the kind of style influencer that leads by example, lighting up social media with an enviable selection of bold, eclectic designer looks that have fans constantly dashing out to snag her latest recommendations. Her outfits are always unique, colorful, and fun – the result of a very carefully crafted approach to fashion. “I will wait three to six months to wear a pair of shoes until I find the right dress or skirt to finish my look. It’s the same as when artists create their paintings. It’s my hobby, my passion, and my art. Dressing up is what I love to do, what I have always done, and what I will always do. I love it when people turn their heads and gossip behind my back. It only means I nailed it with my outfit today,” she explains.
In Shustova’s own words, “it takes sophistication and fashion sense to carry a bold outfit and not create a disaster” – and we couldn’t agree more. Shot in Dubai’s Nakkash Gallery, she puts this statement to the test in her favorite Fall/Winter 2015 looks from Miu Miu, with the ‘Amiulet’ bag featured in three perfectly styled outfits.
Photographed by Fatma Ahmed of Novemberus.