Before the 90s there were no fashion boutiques in the Soviet Union, but everything changed in 1991 when URSS collapsed. And Miroslava, alongside the other Czarinas is a part of this change. According to Miroslava, the now growing enthusiasm of her compatriots for fashion is the result of Russia’s own design industry remaining small, while the wealth in the country has increased a lot: “There was 70 years of nothing at all in our country, and then when people got huge money from oil, there was huge interest in fashion… Even if people had money before, they were afraid to expose it.”
Cute pictures of Miroslava pregnant and her holding her baby soon after giving birth to him!
She was born in 1985 in Surgut, in the oil-rich Tyumen region. I discovered there are a lot of discrepancies online about her place of birth, with some people claiming that she was born in Moscow two years earlier and that she studied journalism, but Miroslava herself admitted these rumors are false and the “Wikipedia factor” of public editing is the reason why the rumors exist in the first place. She moved to Moscow with her parents in 1991, and there, her father, Vasily, became the head of Slavneft and then a senator, until 2011, in the Federation Council.
The initial reason for quitting the Harper's Bazaar gig was the fact that her position there prohibited her from appearing in other magazines and that’s why she decided to resign. She also felt constrained in her efforts to promote the charity fund she had founded, Peace Planet, considering it was difficult to ask other magazines to promote her charity events while she was associated with Harper's Bazaar. She frequently collaborates with OK Magazinee (Russia), Tatler and Glamour (Russia). Mira's best friend is Natasha Goldenberg who’s regarded as yet another Russian fashionista. Apparently Mira has a reputation around Moscow for having an amazing collection of Hermes handbags and Louis Vuitton scarves and it really doesn't come as a surprise.
She always pushes the boundaries but never goes overboard, combining pieces that look unexpectedly good together. She truly has an eclectic style being able to mix glamorous pieces with quirky ones for a chic result.
She seems like the kind of person that is paying attention to every single detail, from the color of her nails to her always changing hair style. She doesn’t do only one particular style being able to look cool, edgy and elegant at the same time but she does have a soft spot for necklaces and cozy Russian type sweaters and coats. She loves to combine color, prints, and textures, always styled with an unexpected accessory that gives her a playful look and makes you wonder and want more.
The incident brought a lot of negative comments about Mira and old accusations of her being just a rich brat that is incapable of anything else but spending her father’s money on fabulous clothes, resurfaced. While this was obviously a big error in judgment, I don’t actually agree - she’s proven she can do more than just dress up.