Russian Dacha

Alena wears dress by Avoca.

Alena wears pants by Baum und Pferdgarten.

Scarf by Louis Vuitton.

Alena wears leggings by Bernhard Willhelm

Alena wears purple dress by Cosmic Wonder & Co.

Alena wears shirt by Victor and Rolf.

Bag by Mulberry.

Alena wears coat by Avoca.

Alena wears t-shirt by Louis Vuitton.

Alena wears t-shirt by Tsumori Chisato.

Alena wear body by Edith & Ella.

Alena wears socks by Top Shop.

Alena wears t-shirt by Tsumori Chisato.

Heart necklace by Chopard.

Alena wears striped skirt by Mina Perhonen and t-shirt by Tsumori Chisato.

Alena wears handmade knitted top.

A Dacha is a place in the countryside where Russians like to spend holidays, especially in summer. Most houses are small and wooden, usually with a garden at the back where people grow vegetables. It’s common for many families to send their children to the Dacha for the whole summer. I used to cry when my parents sent me there but in the end I didn’t want to come back to town. I spent half of my childhood in the Dacha , climbing the trees and building dens. It was a bright time in my life, though I once saw our neighbour dead and eaten by rats and my grandmother had a mental disorder which scared me so much that I always tried to escape from her room in our Dacha’s house. Once she told me that she saw somebody’s eyes on the wall.

Photography: Masha Mel
Fashion Styling: Tess Yopp
Model: Alena Johnson

Big thank you to MOOD SWINGS apartment store

17 Nikitskiy blvd, Moscow, Russia