Aloha talks: Prom stories and advice for graduates

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It is already the second half of June on the calendar, which means that soon it will be time for proms in Russia. Each graduate thinks about a special look for this memorable evening. Aloha Gaia team met with @dariakrut@lisaeeva, and @sky_april to learn about the chosen dresses and favorite jewelry of the girls.

Daria / @dariakrut

Is it important for you to follow fashion trends or do you create your own style not paying attention to current trends?

I try to follow the trends, but at the same time, I never wear something that I don't like. For example, I know exactly what kind of pants don't fit me right, and they can be three times “must-have” of this summer, I will never wear them. For me, the style and clothes help my real self to speak. Thus, I think that the style is primary to fashion.

Have you prepared for prom? Which outfit do you plan to wear?

My prom was a year ago. I finished school in Kaliningrad, Russia, and my prom took place there, too. I had a typical prom with a restaurant, a concert hall with the master of ceremonies, and in the morning, we went to see the sunrise at sea.

Like many other girls, I had been preparing for that day. I had my dress sewed by the tailor. It was important for me to have a perfectly looking dress. I chose a simple style, so my dress had two parts with a double-breasted jacket. And the whole emphasis was on footwear and accessories.

Jewelry can be a great match to your look or completely change it. Which jewelry are you wearing to prom?

I had the craziest shoes with fringe, so I had a velvet choker and long earrings. I believe that accessories can lift your dress and yourself to a whole new level. But you have to be careful not to overdo it. I always wear earrings and I think they should be mandatory at least stud earrings. And have a lot of pendants, necklaces, and chokers, but with still can’t fall in love with rings.

Do you have a special talisman that is always with you?

For my eighteenth’ birthday, my mom gave me earrings with garnet when we were in Prague. Now I live by myself and really miss my mom, and these earrings always remind me of her and make my soul warm. Actually, I really love minerals and stones. I got this love from my grandmother, who collects minerals and keeps them in boxes of chocolates. Since childhood, when we visit her, I have loved to look through her collection and enjoyed the minerals.

You have chosen your own set of jewelry. Tell us, why you loved these pieces most of all?

I have chosen Tawa pendant with hematite as I fell in love with this immaculate and stylish jewelry once I saw it. I tried to create a set of this jewelry and added Maasaw earrings with hematite and Nadir earring. With them, the whole outfit becomes lighter and more playful. And, the icing on the cake, the Maasaw ring with the same stone as in the pendant and earrings.  

What are your associations with Aloha Gaia?

Aloha is about purity, freshness, and magic. Silver is my favorite metal. It is noble and pure. Freshness is related to the image of a young girl: creative, easy-going, ready for the new and not afraid of the future. And magic, of course, is tight to stones. Minerals are inextricably linked with elves, fairies, and magic! I fell in love with the design and style of Aloha Gaia jewelry.

Vasilisa / @lisaeeva

Is it important for you to follow fashion trends or do you create your own style not paying attention to current trends?

In my opinion, the fashion trends can really inspire and complement our own style. Of course, it doesn't always happen. So just following fashion trends is not me. I would most likely call my style minimalism with a bit of retro. I always wear black jeans and a white t-shirt mixing such simple looks with different accessories.

If we are talking about trends in fashion today: fishnet tights, mom-jeans or t-shirts with rock prints, I can confidently say that these all are 100% for me. So, I'm happy to wear mom-jeans, fishnet stockings and a plain, white t-shirt, to choose my favorite jewelry and always feel at ease.

Have you prepared for prom? Which outfit do you plan to wear? 

I finished school in Vietnam last year, and if my prom was now, I would certainly wear the same thing! Imagine embroidered with gray stones dress of deep blue color, floor-length, and soft fabric with the neckline on the back heart-shaped front. My shoes were gray high heels. But if you are uncomfortable in heels, it is best to choose shoes with flat soles or low heels as at prom you need to stand a lot, to take pictures or to dance. 

Jewelry can be a great match to your look or completely change it. Which jewelry are you wearing to prom?

For my graduation, I only wore stud earrings to not overdo the look, as my dress was quite self-sufficient. The best advice: if the dress is simple and plain, add jewelry, and get a beautiful combination. And if the dress is more like mine, with embroidery and mesh, just put on a couple of minimalistic, simple jewelry.

Do you have a special talisman that is always with you?

I used to wear a thread from the temple in Vietnam. Simple, of muted orange color. It was given to me for good luck by the monk. But when I arrived in Russia, I tore it up and then began to wear a wristwatch. Now I do not even notice it, but if I forget it at home, I start feeling uncomfortable. I can even go back home on my way to the University. So, most likely, my wristwatch is my main talisman. Although, it does not help me to not to be late for meetings and events.


You have chosen your own set of jewelry. Tell us, why you loved these pieces most of all?

I chose Small Luna pendant, Iris ring with blue topaz, Strong ring on the second phalanx, Nadir earring, and Orion pendant with moonstone. It seems to me that this jewelry is feminine and delicate. Necklace with moonstones emphasizes the sensuality and harmony with the surrounding world. For a set, I have picked up a minimalistic but very special ring that can be combined or worn by itself for various occasions. 

What are your associations with Aloha Gaia? 

Aloha Gaia brand is, first and foremost, associated with nature and harmony with everything that surrounds us: waterfalls, mountains, rivers. Most likely, this is bounded to the symbolism reflected in the names of the jewelry, stones, special aesthetics, and minimalism. Such jewelry can be a match to any outfit and will certainly make it better.

Daria / @sky_april

Is it important for you to follow fashion trends or do you create your own style not paying attention to current trends?

No, I do not follow fashion. I would even say that it is impossible to follow because every day something somewhere is changing. Today, everyone is wearing bell bottoms, tomorrow – the striped pants, and so on. So, I stick to the opinion "to wear what you like and what is comfortable".

For inspiration, sometimes I browse my favorite boards on Pinterest, and when choosing what to wear, repelled only by their mood and, of course, weather conditions. I love vintage stuff, and my new French hat has become my favorite and the most frequently worn thing in my wardrobe.

 Have you prepared for prom? Which outfit do you plan to wear?

On my prom in school I had the classic outfit but with a twist. It was a dressy jumpsuit in khaki color. I looked very feminine in it. But my mistake was that I did not pay attention to accessories at that time and now when I look at the pictures, I can see that the look is not finished. I had not enough jewelry and other accessories that could have completed my outfit. So, my advice is to take the time to accent the outfit. In my opinion, this is the most important thing. 

Actually, I'm one of those who likes to solve these issues in advance and consider all the details. Make mood boards, matching different things and after looking for them in stores (I love shopping, any online purchases will not be able to replace real shopping for me).

Have I prepared for graduation from the university? Of course, I've got everything ready! As for the outfit, as I said, vintage is my love! I decided to wear a transparent blouse with flared sleeves and a black top under it that will match with black pleated pants-skirt and white espadrilles. And my favorite French cap will complete the look.

Jewelry can be a great match to your look or completely change it. Which jewelry are you wearing to prom?

I would like to choose the jewelry that will emphasize and complement my simple and concise look, and become its integral part.

Do you have a special talisman that is always with you?

Yes, a pendant with two heart-shaped elements. It's small, barely noticeable and almost always fitting any of my outfits (of course, there are exceptions, but even then I do not take it off and just hide under the clothes). When I feel sad or lonely, I squeeze it in the palm of my hand and remember all people who are important for me. Then I start to feel better, and everything that disturbs seems to not exist anymore.

You have chosen your own set of jewelry. Tell us, why you loved these pieces most of all?

I was not able to limit my selection to a single collection. All pieces are so beautiful and breathtaking! I look and think: "Ah! I want this, that, and those ones, too, please!". So, I chose Theia ring and Iris ring with moonstone from Sunlight collection, Air/Earth, Fire/Water, Luna, Ohana and Strong rings on the second phalanx from Voices of the Gaia collection, Navoti ring and Askwali ring on the second phalanx, Yaktama bracelet and Paho ear jacket from Sacred Path collection, and, finally, Axis necklace.

As you can see, I just can't stop! Besides, even though all my chosen jewelry is from different collections, it can be perfectly combined with each other. These are jewelry pieces wearing which I feel comfortable, they seem to match not only my outfit, but also myself, and become an integral part of me.

What are your associations with Aloha Gaia? 

Aloha Gaia brand is associated with ease and harmony between man and nature. Unique jewelry with magic and its own personality. This jewelry is something you definitely want to wear all the time, and I think they can become a great match to any look!

 

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