Doing costume research for a paper project play, and I came upon this dress. I love sarafans. I’ve loved them since I was a little girl watching old soviet children’s movies with my mother. (Morozko is still a huge favorite of mine. I watch it at least once a year during Christmas time.) But this sarafan in particular just made me tear up a bit. It’s so incredibly beautiful, especially in Shalaev’s rendering. I feel like I’m in a folk tale, just looking at it.