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Summer to Autumn

The weather is at the tip of everyone’s lips this month as the heat in London is unbearable. Alas, we will be begging for some sun when we have to pack a raincoat before leaving the house, just in case. What comes to my mind is - how do we make our summer closet last a little while longer without catching a chill? There are so many everyday items to help you look more stylish without freezing to death. This way you are getting a fair wear out of your clothes as it slowly gets colder. The best hack known to man is layering! So simple, so effective and we’ve been doing it for decades. Who knew Long Johns could...

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Kimono Cotton Floral Wrap Dres Style Tips

As it’s July, summer is at its peak and like most Londoners, we are all dying from the heat. This is the perfect excuse to pick out the dresses you’ve been dying to wear because like typical British wear, it’s been raining for months. Maybe it’s time for a new piece to add to your summer collection. This new and unique piece: the Kimono Cotton Floral Wrap Dress has just arrived in Moda de la Maria’s collection. Inspired by nature and traditional Japanese design, the printed poppy pattern makes its appearance in the summer season. Designer Maria Ruseva hand-painted these poppies adding an original elegance to the dress complimenting this rich blue base colour. Of course, a no-wrap dress is...

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Sustainability 

Making conscious choices in fashion, if you are a student like me, affordability is a big factor in my retail therapy. I peruse the charity shops and give hidden gems new life. But of course, there are many other ways to do your part for the environment. Shopping from sustainable brands is becoming easier every day. There are so many entering the market that makes the eco-friendly decision much easier. Moda de la Maria is one of those growing, sustainable businesses producing resource-friendly, slow fashion. Beating the ease to go fast is what brands struggle with, however, Maria Ruseva has made every decision consciously based on the environment. One way Maria tackles sustainability is her choice of fabrics and suppliers....

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Premium Twill Silk Scarves

As summer is looming, fashion’s bolder and brighter personality is shining through. We are all feeling more relaxed and enjoying the gorgeous sunshine. I am personality loving this new ornery of colour in the shop windows, particularly accessories. Real fashionistas know that scarves are an important accessory all year round. They elevate an outfit from 50 to 100 with the tie of a knot. Am I right? Moda de la Maria has a glamorous and luxurious collection of scarfs that will do just that. Maria produces a line of silks in a variety of bold and vibrant colours that aren’t only for winter. The true purpose of a scarf is to upgrade, often we forget these tiny details that complete...

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Great Britons & Voice of London Show with Ian Pelham Turner

A few weeks ago, Maria Ruseva, designer of Moda de la Maria, was featured on the Great Britons & Voice of London Show interviewed by Ian Pelham Turner. Ian’s journalistic skills shone, his work reaching a billion people worldwide, with regular appearances on other big-time global networks with Helena Chard, who unfortunately could not make the interview due to covid. It was a fantastic experience to be a part of Maria was nervous, and Ian, being the warm and kind person he is, made us feel very welcome and comfortable, putting Maria’s mind at ease, she illuminated in front of the camera. The studio was understated and produced incredible footage. These are a few of the questions Maria answered during...

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