My name is Masha Gabriella Movsessian. I am a 30 year old graduate from The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs. Originally from Philadelphia by way of St. Petersburg, Russia, I have been living in the Washington, DC metro area since 2002. In 2010, I married the love of my life who is the most amazing man who always makes me laugh and supports me in all of my crazy ideas. Our dog, Romeo, is the most adorable fluff ball on this planet, and he’s my little baby. Three things define my life – Family, Faith, and Fashion. My passion and obsession with all things fashion has always been a big part of my life. Fashion can be defined in more ways than one, however, I believe fashion is the art of personal self-expression. Fashion is what you feel, who you are, and where you are going at any given moment. The never ending quest to be at the forefront of this ever evolving world of fashion has led me to dedicate this blog to my love of life and self-expression.
Fashion is everywhere. No matter where you go or what you do, you will always find yourself surrounded with fashion. If you ever visit the Yves Saint Laurent foundation in Paris and see the museum displaying all of his iconic styles, you will feel as if you are surrounded in a world of art. I was fortunate to study abroad in Paris, and I took a class on the history of fashion. After class, I would wander the streets visiting all the designer stores and find myself engulfed in what appeared to be the most influential brands that have helped shape modern fashion as we know it. At the time, I was a poor college student, and I could only dream of buying a Chanel blazer, Christian Dior moon boots (this was 2004), or a fabulous Louis Vuitton handbag, but I still appreciated the design and creativity that went into producing these fine pieces.
As a child, I found myself always focused on the perfect thing to wear. It used to be pretty easy, so long as I had a tutu and some socks with ruffles. Now that I’m all grown up, I always want to feel good about how I look whether I am going to the gym, mall, out on a date with my husband, or to a fabulous gala. I may be a little vain, but I think appearance is extremely important – it makes me feel good and it gives me sense of confidence and stature.
I created Masha Gabriella to not only express my passion for fashion, but to keep you up to date with the latest trends, money-saving alternatives, and everything in between. From runway; to red carpet; to retail. I invite you to comment and ask questions as we delve into the beautiful art of all things fashion. Thank you and happy reading 😉