Born and raised in the Far East of Russia, on the island Sakhalin, in the mid 90’s, the author experienced a tremendous influence from her soviet grandmother Natasha, who formed the first impression of what fashion and fashionable is through the way she dressed up, did her make up and hair, decorated her house and generally behave, creating an image of unattainable chic women. All the images of grandmother Natasha were taken in tiny, almost rural author's hometown of Nevelsk. This project is a quintessence of both restorative and reflective nostalgia as it refers to both collective symbols and culture of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia and personal narrative, which is based on recycling of the details of author’s segmental memories with her grandmother and enforcing obsession of returning home where she grew up.

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