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The Real Life of Viviana G: From Russia with Love

‘From Rusia With Love Collection’ by Viviana G
Image: Courtesy of  Mypetitpois.com

By Viviana G
(The Creator of Petit Pois)

After the success of my latest runway show [My Name is G…Viviana G – Top Secret Masquerade in Prague] inspired by James Bond, the lovely Bond Girls and the beautiful City of Prague, I wanted to let you in on my secrets behind each collection group. I’m going to tell you the meaning behind the color schemes chosen; suggestions where you can wear each outfit and most importantly–when they’ll be available.

The first group, available June 30 (mark your calendars ladies), is ‘From Russia with Love’. Now, I travel quite a lot during the year and I get inspirations from every city, country, hotel, store and restaurant I go to. Although Russia isn’t one of the countries I’ve visited [yet], I grew up with my mom talking about Russia and how beautiful the country is, the colors, the streets and the old European buildings. So much so, that I knew once I got the idea to center my entire collection on the 007 movies, I had to make a group inspired by Russia.

The Verdant Green and Dijon colors that are the core of ‘From Russia with Love’ came about because those colors are dominant colors– the lush greens of trees in Russia with the yellowing buildings in the backdrop.

Here you’ll see two dresses and a 2-piece ensemble. The first dress is more of a shift dress– casual yet professional enough for a day at the office. My palazzo pants are a fan favorite. You can dress them up or down. In this case they’re paired with a beautiful long sleeve cowl neck tunic with a built-in string belt to accentuate your waist. This is gorgeous and flattering on anyone and can be worn to a party or an art exhibit opening. The second dress is sensual with the low cut neckline and curve hugging body. It’s sure to turn heads! The contrasting prints are more pronounced and noticeable here because of how I’ve made the top half sweet with a floral stamp, and the bottom half a honeycomb-like print [which reminded me of the cobble stones in Europe]. This is the perfect dress to wear on that date you have Saturday night. It covers just enough in all the right places.

Here you have a mix of all– pant, skirt and dress. The pants have a built-in sash around the waist to give a fitted waistline. If you decide to mix and match (like you can with all my collections) and choose a lean and fitted top, the sash will add extra detail. The top is fun and sexy all at once. The gorgeous cut outs on the sleeves help make this top easy to dress up or down. It’s a perfect outfit to go to lunch or dinner with the girls. My asymmetrical skirt can be worn as pictured or can be given a little twist, moving the shorter ruffle to the center and the longer ruffle down the side. Add the shell tank and this outfit is great to wear anywhere! The final dress in this group is pure sophistication. It’s fitted, knee length, with three quarter sleeves and front pleated detailing that gives it that wow factor. This is the dress to wear if you want to stand out without being too loud.

I have a feeling you may have been eying that handbag in the last photo. You’re in luck because a handbag collection is the newest edition to the Petit Pois by Vivian G family. This old time, luxury bag is always in style! It’s handmade, in the USA with calfskin leather imported from Italy and it comes in 5 practical, any time and any place colors.

I hope you enjoyed my secrets behind ‘From Russia with Love’, and stay tuned for more of my collection to come! And remember, Petit Pois and Viviana G are always here for you. Any questions about pieces or styling, contact us at info@mypetitpois.com.

Until next time, your designer,

Viviana G

Contacts: info@mypetitpois.com