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Catching up with Pushba and Lada

Time for another chapter in the ongoing saga of “Ariel’s long-distance Russian mama-crush.” Yep, new pictures of the stunning (and pregnant!) Pushba and her daughter Lada.

Shopping with Pushba and Lada

Just another shot in my ongoing digital homage to Pushba, everyone favorite Russian goth mama. She’s pregnant with her second child, and looks like she and Grater took their daughter Lada out for a little fall shopping. CUTIE FAM!

Who needs a good Pushba fix?

Well, it’s been a while since I featured one of my favorite freaky families, and I thought I’d take a moment to celebrate summer in Russia!

How do mamas with high maintenance aesthetics make it work?

I got an email a few weeks ago from a reader who wanted to hear about how mamas with high maintenance looks (goth! rockabilly! pin-up!) manage to maintain their styles after having a child. This question really resonated for me because, although I don’t have quite as high maintenance aesthetic as some, I definitely love my glittery eyeshadow and eyeliner and loud boots and pink hair.

Gorgeous goth family portraits

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous, darkly gothic family portrait series that revolves around a lovely little girl named Thekla.

Neo-Victorian beauty for the whole family

Could this picture be more perfect?! The antique pram, dress with bustle, windswept prairie, beautiful mama and baby…Style to spare! Check out the full series and more information below….

An interview with Pushba, the Russian goth mama

As we all know, I’m a little obsessed with Pushba, the Russian mama who is clearly not afraid to let her personality shine so bright that it’s blinded me here in Seattle, some 5000 miles away.

Russian goth mama

Some of you may remember a while back when I featured this Russian goth wedding on Offbeat Bride. Well, Pushba and Grater have gone on to have a child, and Moscow photographer Lesta‘s photos of the two of them with their daughter Lada are simply stunning…For more of Lesta’s amazing photos of this Russian family […]