Warby Parker’s New Limited Edition 1922 Collection

Warby Parker, a company that brings us the latest designer sunglasses at affordable prices, has come out with another great eye wear collection with a vintage twist and I am so excited to be sharing it with you today!


This time the designers are taking us back into 1922! And before I share pictures of the product, let’s look back into the era (photos courtesy of Shorpy.com)





I actually think those ladies could use some Warby Parker sunglasses to go with those hats šŸ˜‰



Now let’s take a look at the collection:

WP 1



The New Collection includes 3 new styles: Porter, Duke and Joplin. That includes both eyeglasses and sunglasses! Let’s take a look at some of those:

WP Duke

Duke Optical in Gold




WP Joplin

Joplin Sun Silver



WB Porter

Porter Sun Gimlet Turquoise




I hope you enjoyed the release of this limited edition collection as much as I did! Which style do you like the best? I think I am definitely a Joplin girl!

Happy Tuesday and stay tuned for more posts on BeingZhenyaĀ this week!


Sunday Post: Stories from My Closet: Bitten Coat

When I first moved to Jersey in 2008, I was obsessed with Bitten, that brand by Sarah Jessica Parker, which only existed for a couple years, and was sold at Steve and Barry’s, which went under when the crisis hit.

I have a couple of Bitten items left, but the one I love the most is this houndstooth pattern coat:


This was my very first piece of outerwear that I accessorized, and it also got me hooked on Art Deco, and the whole 20’s theme, here is how…

It was one of those weekends when I took the train from Jersey to Penn Station, and after meeting up with one of my Russian girlfriends and taking about 20 pictures of the Flat Iron Building, which is my favorite one of all times:


we decided it was too cold to hang outside, and ended up on the corner of 5th Avenue and 42nd street:


So after going through the metal detector and the security bag check, we ended up in library/architecture/culture heaven:




But the best part of the whole experience was the Art Deco Exhibition,

that talked aboutĀ the rich history, legacy and influences behind that movement. As we all know, a lot of good things come from France, so did all this!

Don’t you wish you could just put that same dress on and go walk around Central Park? I certainly do! I always get complimented on that coat, even when people say I look very Mary Tyler Moore, I just hope they refer to her younger years!

To be honest I don’t remember much from that whole day, just the feeling of excitement that I could go and be inside NYPL for the very first time in my life. I would go back there several more times, to see the original Winnie-the-Pooh toys and first edition of the book, to take kids I was babysitting to story time, to simply get some books, or to just take a break from walking around Manhattan all day…

I can’t wait for fall now, so that I can wear my Bitten coat again…


Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Review

Being the coupon freak that I am, I couldn’t pass the $7 extra bucks offer from CVS last week – Spend $10 on Physician’s Formula cosmetics – get $7. So I went and got a few things. Today I am going to review a PF palette.

The one I got is called Pop Green Eyes. My eyes are green/gray, and since there was no Pop Gray Eyes, I had to go with green. The other reason why I went with this palette, are the colors. Even though I own a Sephora Blockbuster and other eyeshadow palettes, this one has some nice shades of green, turquoise and purple. I also decided to get out of my make-up RUT of using brown/golden shades! So here is what I bough:

The brushes and the primer are mine, but I wanted to feature them in this picture, and here is why:

– First of all, I always apply eyeshadow over primer. The one I have is something I brought from Russia, but once that runs out, I will probably try outĀ L’Oreal De-Crease Eye Shadow Base.

– Second, I usually don’t use the applicators that come with drug store bought kits. So this morning, as I was getting ready to go to a swap (the swap recap coming tomorrow), I reached for my favorite brush – the one with the black handle in the picture. To my frustration and disappointment the eyeshadow didn’t apply very well, stayed on the brush, and wasn’t bright at all! I had nothing better to do, but grab the applicator – and oh my gosh – it WORKED! Physician’s Formula applicator did WONDERS, plus it’s angled – so you can apply eyeshadow very neatly especially in the corner of your eye. I absolutely loved it! Now I am not sure how long this applicator will live for – I had some bad experience with those types in the past, where they brake after a week or two. But, let’s hope for the best.

– And finally – the smaller brush that you see in the picture (originally came with Lorac’s Social Beautifly palette) was perfect for applying the highlighter shades. And it’s a perfect size for it too!

The downside of the palette – I guess the fact that all of the shades can kind of mix together, but I have been dealing with the same thing with my Revlon palette, and you train yourself to be more careful after a week or so!

I hope this was helpful to some of you. Let me know if you’ve tried any of the other palettes!