The New Beginning | Новое начало

Когда-нибудь, оборачиваясь назад, мы, вероятно, будем вспоминать это время с благодарностью и трепетным чувством нового начала. Такое обычно случается под Новый год, когда планируются все эти бесконечные «начну с 1 января». Немногие из них, однако, воплощаются в жизнь, поэтому мы попробуем перехитрить жизненный закон и начнем добиваться намеченных целей 1 марта. Первый день весны – чем не повод?

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Итак, да, мы вновь возвращаемся на арену блоггинга. Концепция «Черной курицы» в своей основе останется прежней, но мы добавили, как нам кажется, больше структурной логики и попробовали упорядочить материал. Отныне мы будем писать о красоте, внешней и внутренней, уделяя наибольшее внимание декоративной и уходовой косметике, здоровым и вкусным рецептам, советам по правильному питанию, а еще немного поговорим о фитнесе и образе жизни в целом.

Публиковать новые материалы мы будем, как и прежде, по вторникам и четвергам, на русском и английском языках.

В любом случае, планов у нас, как водится, миллион идей для постов и куча тем для обсуждений. Так что обязательно присоединяйтесь к нам, если вы до сих пор не подписаны, и, как говорится, в добрый путь!

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One day looking back we would probably remember this time with gratitude and quivering feeling of the new beginning. Such things normally happen around the New Year’s Eve, when all those endless “I-will-start-on-the-1st-of-January” are being planned. Not a lot of them, however, are really put in life, that’s why we’re going to try to best the life law and we’ll start to pursue our set goals on the 1st of March. The first day of spring, isn’t it a good reason?

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So, yes, we are coming back to the blogging arena once again. The concept of “Chernaja Kurica” will remain the same in its core, but we’ve added, as we believe, more structural logic and have tried to regulate our articles. From now on we’re going to write about beauty, inner and outer, giving much attention to makeup and skin care products, healthy and yummy recipes, tips on good nutrition, and also we’re going to talk a little bit about fitness and lifestyle in general.

We’ll publish new posts as usual in Russian and in English, every Tuesday and Thursday.

Anyway we have, in the nature of things, millions of ideas for posts and heaps of topics to discuss. So make sure to join us, if you haven’t done it yet, and, as the phrase goes, let’s go!

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Spring/Summer Wishlist

Do you know, what happened in Moscow yesterday? You haven’t guessed – it was snowing. Yep, in the beginning of May. Yep, snow. [Here must be a long and dramatic pause]. But what can we do! The hope for the spring and warm summer hasn’t snuffed out completely yet. Moreover, as a some sort of the psychological compensation, I think that would be awesome to create a wishlist of the must-have things for a good weather!

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Знаете, что произошло вчера в Москве? Не угадали – пошел снег. Да, в начале мая. Да, снег. [Здесь должна быть долгая и драматическая пауза]. Но что поделать! Надежда на весну и теплое лето еще не умерла. К тому же, в качестве некоторой психологической компенсации, думаю будет неплохо составить вишлист необходимых для хорошей погоды вещей!

  • Embroidered jeans. Yeah, those are everywhere nowadays, but… But they are fab! My choice is the black skinny jeans with the contrast embroidery. I’ll wear them with a white tee and leather jacket for an effortless, yet elegant outfit. // Джинсы с вышивкой. Да, они действительно везде, но… Но они ведь чудесные! Мой выбор – черные скинни-джинсы с контрастной вышивкой. Носить с белой футболкой и кожаной курткой для создания небрежного, но утонченного образа.
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  • Off the shoulders top. I mean, everything is clear here – this is the second summer in a row as this trend literally storms the cities and the countries. In fact, the opened shoulders really gives an outfit more of the feminine vibe! A little tip: if you choose a top with stringes, then it will saty in place easily. // Топ с открытыми плечами. Тут тоже все понятно – уже второе лето подряд этот тренд буквально штурмует города и страны. На самом деле открытые плечи и правда делают образ куда более женственным! Небольшая хитрость: если выберете себе топ с завязками, то он не будет спадать с плеч.
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  • Mirror sunglasses. Do a favour to your girlfriends, be a walking mirror. Just kidding. But seriously, it is better to choose glasses with the neutral coloured lenses for the beginning – so they will fit any outfit! // Солнцезащитные очки с зеркальным покрытием. Сделайте услугу своим подругам, станьте им ходячим зеркалом. Шучу. Ну а если серьезно, лучше выбрать для начала стекла нейтральных оттенков – так они подойдут под любой образ!
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Zaful Cat Eye Mirror Sunglasses

Anyway, please, share in the comments down below – what’s in your wishlist? It looks like, I need to add some stuff to mine…

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Делитесь в комментариях – что попало в ваш вишлист? Вполне возможно, что и мне нужно дополнить свой…

 

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Интересно, который это пост по счету, где мы говорим о том, что наш блог изменится? Но мы все еще ищем свой путь)

Прошел почти год с того момента, как мы опубликовали свою первую запись на «Черной курице». Это были волшебные и удивительные, одновременно сложные и порой сбивающие с толку 12 месяцев. У нас появились первые читатели, первые комментарии (все еще ни одного от хейтеров) и даже первые рекламодатели. Мы пытались поделиться своим видением мира. Так что большое спасибо, что были рядом.
Такое начало, наверное, предполагает некий катарсис и драматичный конец. Не знаю, разочарую ли я вас, но на самом деле, мы просто решили немного изменить формат, потому что в нынешнем – нам стало просто-напросто тесно. Так что мы никуда не уходим, наоборот – думаю, мы будем видеться даже чаще. И мы все еще будем путешествовать, готовить и наряжаться. Но к тому же вас ждут и интересные статьи, и наши личные переживания, и мысли, облеченные в форму эссе (ну, правда, 5 лет учебы на журналистов должны окупиться, в конце концов), и интервью с мегаинтересными личностями из самых разных областей жизни (я не шучу: от ученых Института мозга до андерграундных рэперов с окраин), и рецензии на книги, и фильмы, и мотивационные цитаты (нет, до такого, надеюсь, не дойдет).

В общем, по традиции, никуда не уходите – мы начнем писать нашу новую главу уже в понедельник.

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I’m wondering, how often have we already talked about the fact that our blog will change? But really we’re still looking for our way) Almost a year passed from the moment as we published our first post here, on “Chernaja Kurica”. Those were magical and amazing, but at the same time – quite complex and sometimes confusing 12 months. We got our first readers, our first comments (still none from the haters) and even our first sponsors. We tried to share our outlook on the world. So thank you very much for being alongside.
Such a beginning, probably, presupposes a sort of catharsis and a dramatic ending. I don’t know if I’m disappointing you, but in fact, we have just decided to change the format of our blog slightly, because the current one doesn’t fit us anymore. So we aren’t going anywhere, quite the opposite, I think, we’re going to see us even more often. And we will be still travelling, cooking and dressing up. But also look for interesting articles, our personal stories and thoughts, written in the essay form (well, for real, 5 years of studying journalism should pay off in the end somehow), interviews with insanly interesting people from absolutely different spheres (I’m not playing: from brain scientists to underground rappers from the hood), book&films reviews and motivational quotes (no, I hope, it won’t run to that).

In general, by tradition, stay tuned- we’re starting to write a new chapter on Monday.

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Paris Fashion Diary #1

Paris is a city of fashion. Of love and fashion. Or even of love for fashion. I’m truly bowled over the way Parisiennes dress up simply and at the same time elegant and pretty. And also I like black color a lot, and that is, as I think, the most “French” color. Today I have mixed the total black look with a light-yellow sweater and white oldschool trainers. And what colors do you like to mix black with?

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Париж – город моды. Любви и моды. Или даже любви к моде. Меня искренне восхищает то, как парижанки одевают одновременно просто, но при этом элегантно  и красиво. И мне очень нравится черный – пожалуй, как мне кажется, самый “французский” цвет. Сегодня я разбавила total black look нежно-желтым свитером и белыми олдскульными кроссовками. А с какими цветами вы любите сочетать черный?

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Liebster Blog Award

So, guys, here’s a little bit of an off-topic post. We have been working on the content for our blog for the last couple of months and although we weren’t always there and on time, but we want to thank everyone, who has joined our world, for all of your nice comments and interest in what we’re doing. And we got a nomination on Liebster Award 2016 from lovely Jess from Just Jess. That is such an honor to get this nomination from her – she is such an inspiring makeup artist with a real outer and inner beauty. So check out her blog, you’re going to love it.

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This year we have seen so many cool blogs and it is just great that the positive power of Internet grows. There are so many talented people, and we are happy to say that one of them has become our true online friend. Her name is Lara and she has an incredibly stylish blog The Blackberry Season. Why do we love her blog? Well, first of all, because of the clean, minimalistic design. Secondly, because she is a nice person with beautiful outlook on life. Thirdly, Lara has probably the most amazing tips and tricks, what places to visit and just general ideas about life. And you have already guessed, we suppose, that we absolutely love travelling, meeting new people and experience different things. That is just awesome to find someone who shares your passion. We truly and deeply hope that one day we will meet in real life.

To learn more about us, please, check the About section – we have some random facts there that you can find entertaining. Hopefully)

And now is our turn to nominate some of our beautiful followers for this award:

1) https://justemmalife.wordpress.com

2) https://leblogdepoppie.wordpress.com

3) https://literallynataly.com

4) https://marliesinbloom.wordpress.com

5) https://thebeautydorkk.wordpress.com

6) https://laragarvie.wordpress.com

P.S. Sorry, if you have more than 200 followers. Here you will find all the rules.

And back to Jess, here’re answers to her questions:

1) What’s one item you can’t live without?

Sasha: It changes every single day, honestly, but, perhaps, at the moment – mascara.

Daria: Foundation.

2) Who do you look up to?

Sasha: It is always so nice to see passionate people doing something they love. There’re honestly so many talented kids, artists, fashion icons. But my true inspiration is my mommy.

Daria: I love Adele and her music – so inspiring!

3) What made you want to start blogging?

We actually wanted to be heard, to share our own experience with other people and get positive feedback.

4) What does your typical day look like?

We wake up, do some basic beauty routine and then we write article as we’re working currently as freelance-journalists. And yeah create some content for the blog. Nothing special)

5) Favorite fashion accessory?

Sasha: Rings all the way. My biggest wish is to have all the rings of this world.

Daria: I love small earrings with gems.

6) Do you have a job outside blogging?

Yes, freelance-journalists.

7) What show can you always binge watch?

Sasha: There are sooo many: Friends, Two and Half Man (only with Charlie Sheen though), Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones and so on. I’m a geek.

Daria: Classics as Jeeves and Wooster!

8) One place you want to travel to and why?

Sasha: I suppose, Singapore. I think that would be a truly magical experience.

Daria: Fiji – people are saying that it is one of the best places to live in. And I’d love to try some local food.

9) What is natural hair color?

Sasha: Really dark blonde with ashy undertone.

Daria: Brown with reddish undertone.

10) Who is your current favorite music artist?

Sasha: Dua Lipa, Post Malone and queen Ri.

Daria: Drake.

11) What is your goal in life?

Live in peace without cruelty and be like Kanye West.

Here are the questions to our nominees:

1) What is favorite dish from your national cuisine?

2) What languages do you speak?

3) What place you will never visit again and why?

4) What is your favorite literature character?

5) Have you ever thought on going vegan?

6) Describe yourself in 3 words.

7) The best way to spend a weekend.

8) What is your favorite movie and why?

9) How you prefer to travel: only with hand-luggage or with billion suitcases?

10) What is your daily beauty routine?

11) Who is winning: Kim or Taylor?

Thank you all once again and stay tuned!

 

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Copenhagen

Copenhagen – it’s a severe North Sea, the Danish Renaissance, Gothic churches, Andersen’s fairy tales and at the same time it’s the ultramodern neat architecture, designer boutiques, unique sense of style. We made our weekend trip to the capital of Denmark two years ago. We remember really good how we were looking not at the local sights (by the way  we’re big fans  of wandering in the art galleries and the museums!) at first, but on the Danes. We were really pleasantly surprised that the city has a lot of fashionably dressed people who combine in their style sometimes absolutely incompatible things (such style of oxymoron but it looks awesome).

One of the best walking places is the well-known Nyhavn of course. On each side of the quay are located “doll’s” townhouses, which reminds the Danish fairy tales. In the summer it is often possible to meet there young musicians who entertain public with national songs. In spite of the fact that Copenhagen is very balanced, quiet and strict European city, Nyhavn has absolutely other atmosphere – relaxed and fun (perhaps is the proximity to the sea so weaken?).

But we won’t talk your’s ear off, better read below which places locals suggest you to visit in Copenhagen. And have an excellent  day, spring is in the air!

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What to read: “Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow” by Peter Høeg – unbelievably catchy detective story about one lonely woman, one lonely dead boy and Copenhagen in snow.

What to watch: “The Killing”(dk: “Forbrydelsen”) – one of those TV-shows that you can’t sleep without seeing it all at once. The political intrigues, the murder and the heavy social background are the essentials to a good Scandinavian drama. Plus the leading role is played by perhaps main Danish TV-actress – Sofie Gråbøl.

What to listen to: the magical roulades by the piano virtuoso with a mermaid voice – Agnes Obel.

What to visit:

Natalia Enge from concept store Sirin (that is just love, check it!):

“If you want to listen to not that big musicians playing live in Copenhagen, there are plenty of places to go to, e.g. Loppen or Operaen, those are located in the famous and free-loving district Christiania. The best world live music is to found in Global and jazz is often played in Bevar’s that is in Nørrebro district. The bars – it’s easier perhaps to name not the exact adresses, but the directions, because there’re a lot of cool places and they do dissapear and transform quite often. So go to Kødbyen (ex meatpacking district with quite a few progressive art galleries, excellent new and rather old restaurants and night clubs, it looks brutal and homely in the morning hours, but in the evening it blossoms and kindles with lights), Nørrebrogade (many new places are being opened there, here is located our   design concept store SIRIN, must visit one :)), Jægersborggade and Stefansgade (probably one of the busiest place with the highest concentartion of interesting bars, cafes, small shops, starting with the famous beer bar Mikkeller&Friends to the boutique with nitrogen ice cream and vodka boutique). The tip: use your intuition and observe the public.          

  To welcome a beautiful dawn you can visit plenty of places as the country is quite flat, so it will be seen nice from anywhere. But you can go to either any beach (Amager strand – an ideal sand beach that looks straight to the East plus there are equipped cool bathing hubs where you can fresh up pretty much all year around; Islands Brygge – a city beach, where you can wait for a dawn and then jump into water from the bridge) or to any lake (Søerne lakes are located in the city centre, that is the oldest topographic element and ex spring of drinking water, and now it is a popular place for walks, fishing as well as for endless photo exersises at the topic of dawns, dusks, reflections and other romantical stuff. The bridge of the Queen Louise is a must-have geotag.  

The best sunset is at Copenhagen Street Food, the foodcourt that was opened in the huge hanger on the island PapirØen (used to be a centre of newspapers’ production) couple of years ago. Live music, DJs, food from all over the world in different trailers – everything is here. At the quay you can sit in the chaise longs and observe the local vivid public if it isn’t outshined by the sunsetting sun. For rebels those love to go against the public opinion we can suggest not to be scared of damaging their reputation and to climb the only “mountain” in Copenhagen Frederiksberg, where the sadly known Zoo is located”.

Amina Charai, tattoo artist from Bright Side Tattoo :

“On Friday night I would suggest some places to visit, but it really depends on what you are in the mood for. Copenhagen got pretty much a bit of everything! There are tons of student bars in the centre where I used to go when I was younger: The Moose, Floss, Studenterhuset, Halvvejen ect. But I always enjoy old bodegas very much, because I can smoke in there. Mostly local clientel, but it’s easy to start talking to some old-timers 🙂 A lot of them are closed now, but some still exist: Bobi bar, Jaguaren, Kanal Bodega, Eiffel Bar, Stærkodder. Also Månefiskeren in the summetime. They got an outside garden where you can smoke everything 😉 There is a lot of live music on their outside stage. The same with Nemoland, but it’s usually too crowded for my taste. But there’re toooons of young people. If you sit on the hill untop of Nemoland, its more cozy and you got a great view. These places are in Christiania. My all time favorite national cuisine spot is a old old bar/restaurant called Skindbuksen! It exists since 1723 or something close to that! Great food, great service and full of old people partying and dancing! Live music! They got an actual piano that some guy plays on while you eat and it’s loud. Love it! And it’s in the dead centre of town, close to Nyhavn. Also my own bar Haabet Bodega Bar (I come there a lot haha)”.
Amanda Thomsen, photographer from Amanda Tomsen Photography 

“From Denmark as a souvenir I would bring a bicycle and if I had plenty of space it would be a Christiania bike 😉 They can be used for everything and it’s a great substitute to a car! Otherwise I am a big fan of chocolate, and there is great variety of chocolate here and the big trend now is with licorice, all kind of chocolate with licorice mixed together. Personally I absolutely love Pålægschokolade, which is something you eat mainly for breakfast. Thin slices of chocolate that are used as topping on bread, best with some nice cold butter on the bread and then the spread on top! To make a perfect Instagram photo of Copenhagen you need to go somewhere in the middle of the street probably in Nørrebro or Versterbro area or iner town to get the bikes and low buildings from each side.  Here’re my pictures from Snaregade which one of the older streets situated in the old part of Copenhagen city.

As for the museums, one of my favourite are Louisiana Museum of Modern Art which is situated a little bit out of Copenhagen, lovely place and exhibitions and a great view over the sea facing Sweden. It is also a beautiful little trip to get there.  In town there are many museums, like Glyptoteket, or The National Gallery of Denmark. Gorgeous places! But being a photographer myself I love going to the  National Photomuseum, which is inside  The Black Diamond, The Royal Library. It has some great photo exhibitions”.