Red-hot Russian fashion and lifestyle blogger Kate Butko was out and about in picturesque Innsbruck recently, showing us how to do a variety of aspirational, ravishing streetstyle looks. Her key advice? Invest in a couple of beautifully crafted, timeless pieces and you’ll always look enviably stylish.
Be a class act in monochrome black—but with enough firepower to light up a city. This is exactly what Kate did when she stepped out in chic shorts and a gasp-worthy lace shirt by Francesco Scognamiglio embellished with flashes of crystal. Anton Heunis’ earrings and ring, plus a heavily fringed, ornate bag from Giancarlo Petriglia, complete the look.
Who says crystals are best on mono backgrounds? For a day dress that’s a true wardrobe staple, this investment piece from San Andrès Milano is hard to beat: A simple cut in a richly patterned print accented with bright crystal detailing will take you effortlessly from day to night. Team it with ladylike pumps from Högl, and earrings plus Ohara double ring from Reiss, and channel your inner Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany with sexy shades by Jimmy Choo. Oh, and when you take a call make sure your phone has a sparkling Samsung case, too.
Toughen up a pretty white dress with a denim biker jacket and jazzy, bejeweled accessories for instant urban appeal. The elegant Kea drop earrings come from Reiss; the stunning necklace is Jean Paul Gaultier at his funky best; the witty bag is signature Les Petits Joueurs; and the sparkly skyscraper heels are pure Pierre Hardy.
It’s hard to beat Anton Heunis for look-at-me jewelry. Take a simple A-line dress and lavish it with jewels: These high-drama earrings and necklace are works of art, giving a whole new meaning to the term “statement jewelry”. Complete with hot-to-trot heels from Högl.
Pretty up your pins with Wolford pantyhose delicately dotted with Swarovski crystals. Add classy pumps by Högl, and accessorize with intricate earrings and ring from Ammanii, plus a suitably opulent bag. And don’t forget your fingertips—give them a touch of nail art from Swarovski Crystalpixie.
Nothing has impact like show-stopping outerwear—this highly embellished leather biker jacket by Christophe Terzian is knockout. Studded with a constellation of starry crystals and rock-‘n’-roll fringing, drape it round your shoulders and watch heads swivel in your direction. All you need is nude shoes from Magrit and nail art by Swarovski Crystalpixie, and you’re ready to make your entrance.
Photographer: Georg Schönwiese
Model: Kate Butko
Hair & Make-Up Artist: Andrea Lener
Making Of: Harald Kantschieder
Assistant: Carmen Gangl & Julia Fürhapter
Producted by: Av-Media Productions Gmbh
Location: Innsbruck, Austria