Natalie Bahirova’s life, fashion, and so forth – Kelowna Capital Information
– Text and photography by Lia Crowe
Classic, elegant and feminine This is how Natalie, owner of the women’s fashion boutique Bagheera, describes her personal style.
Natalie is originally from Ukraine and holds a law degree from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. However, she started working in retail boutiques when she moved to Victoria.
“I immediately fell in love with fashion and retail,” she says. “Law school taught me resilience, determination and passion, and I use that every day as a business owner and now even more.”
When asked what she loves most about her job, Natalie says: “Making women happy. I strive to be up to date with the best styles and it’s amazing to give women in Victoria a unique experience. ”
And what does Natalie love most about living and working here?
“Victoria has such an amazing business and entrepreneurial spirit – everyone supports one another so much. As for life, I love all of our numerous restaurants, our access to the sea and the opportunity to be in nature. “
Given the many years she has worked as a business owner in Victoria, I wonder what quality has led to her continued success.
She says: “Visualization and perseverance have led me to many successes and goals.”
Fashion & beauty
Uniform: jeans, elegant top and blazer.
All-time favorite: Circolo blue suit jacket.
Favorite shoes: DATE sneakers.
Favorite day bag: Luis Vuitton Neverfull GMani lorak
Favorite work device: My MacBook Air.
Favorite piece of jewelry: Tiffany blue heart bracelet.
The accessories that you spend the most money on: shoes.
Moisturizer: Chanel Sublimage.
Fragrance: Fragonard Belle De Nuit. It is an exquisite perfume from Provence.
Must-have hair product: Oribe Serene.
Beauty secret: sleep and routine! I believe in a nighttime beauty routine and early bedtime (9pm).
Style inspirations & life
Style icons: Coco Chanel and Madame CJ Walker. I am really inspired by both women who have endured and succeeded in difficult times and circumstances.
Artwork: Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
Last great read: Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.
Favorite musician: Ani Lorak.
Time that inspires your style: Paris in the 1920s.
TV show that inspires your style or that you just love: Sex and the City.
Favorite cocktail or wine: Cannonau di Sardegna.
Favorite flower: peonies.
Favorite city to visit: Hvar, Croatia.
Favorite app: Headspace.
Favorite place in the whole world: Victoria. I am always amazed when I have the feeling of coming out of an airplane after a trip.
One thing that always puts you in a good mood in these difficult times: family and friends.
Courtesy of Boulevard Magazine, a publication by Black Press Media Media
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