Chelyabinsk, Russia. Self Published. 2016. First edition. Limited to 90 copies, signed and hand numbered. Printed wrappers. 40 pages + 32 pages of inserts, with a folded poster loosely inserted. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of clothes and textiles, and reproductions from Soviet fashion magazines. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"). 0.2kg. . English & Russian. Fine; as new.
Russian photographer Anastasia Bogomolova's book is a fascinating blend of Russian textiles, '80s and '90s clothes and styling, and Soviet fashion magazines.
"Lookbook, where I use my mother's old clothes, 1990s' cosmetics and grandmother's fabrics as a background, has grown out of a desire to restore the images of women of elder generations in the family. But eventually it has turned into a story about the search for my own femininity and sexuality, my first idea of which was formed by Soviet fashion magazines. Working on this project, I reconstructed a girl's ritual of fitting her mother's dresses, trying to rethink childish experience already in adulthood, when I’m approaching the age when my mother gave birth to me." (Anastasia Bogomolova).