For more than 3 years Maryna Poroshenko has been First Lady of Ukraine and, consequently, the subject of focused attention. What does she do? Where does she go? What does she wear?
Outfits of the First Lady is always in the public limelight, and you probably could learn several style lessons from her. Now we are going to review the features of Maryna Poroshenko’s style and look at her classy outfits.
12 facts about Maryna Poroshenko
- She was born in 1962 in Kyiv;
- Marina Poroshenko holds the degree in Cardiology and the degree in Fine and Decorative Art;
- Her father was the Deputy Minister of Health in the USSR;
- Maryna Poroshenko met her future husband at a university nightclub but they started their relationship half a year later, at the picnic they both were invited to;
- First lady is the chairperson of the Council of Petro Poroshenko Charitable Foundation;
- On December, 17, 2017 Maryna Poroshenko became the chairperson of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation;
- Maryna and Petro Poroshenko have four children — two sons, Oleksiy (born in 1985) and Mykhailo (born in 2001) and two twin daughters, Yevgenia and Oleksandra (born in 2000).
- First Lady likes cooking, sewing and stitching;
- Marina Poroshenko is 3 years older than her husband;
- Maryna Poroshenko prefers feminine and classic style, natural make-up and effortless, kind of messy hairstyle;
- To various official events Maryna Poroshenko usually wears classic;
- First Lady prefers outfits by Ukrainian designers. Before ordering any item of clothing, Mrs Poroshenko meets its designer. She says it is important for her to feel the vibe of the person who designed the cloth.
Maryna Poroshenko opts for classic and ethnic styles
Maryna Poroshenko is fairly considered to be the most elegant First Lady of sovereign Ukraine. She ably mixes contemporary classic and bright Ukrainian ethnic style.
Maryna Poroshenko’s everyday style is all about comfort and elegance.
Children Protection Day witnessed the President’s wife wearing a little black dress and a red jacket:
Mrs Poroshenko’s favorite length of dresses and skirts is midi, and the First Lady of Ukraine loves the A-line outfit as well as semi-fitted silhouettes.
Ethnic motives often play the key role in the outfits. Clothing in the colors of the National Flag, fabulous vyshyvankas, massive Ukrainian style accessories indicate her fidelity to national traditions.
11 Maryna Poroshenko’s best looks
In fact, Maryna Poroshenko always dresses in style, and all her dresses befit the situation. So, let’s examine the outfits the President’s wife selected with great care for special and official events.
Look #1: Maryna Poroshenko’s suit for the official part of Presidential Inauguration
The official part of the event witnessed Maryna Poroshenko wearing the outfit by Victoria Gres, a Ukrainian designer. Maryna was in a strict and at the same time incredibly feminine two-piece suit with an unobtrusive embroidery on the bottom of the dress and on the sleeves of the jacket. The lavender color of the suit matched Mrs. Poroshenko’s eyes just perfectly.
Look #2: Maryna Poroshenko in the evening dress at the Inauguration Gala
Mrs Poroshenko came up with an idea of using the colors of the National flag – blue and yellow. Designer Lily Poustovit made the dress look like the Flag wrapped around the body. First Lady was wearing the pearl necklace by Roksolyana Shymchuk.
Look # 3: Maryna Poroshenko in a budget dress on Independence Day of Ukraine, 2014
Here we should mention quite a budget dress at ₴899 by Must Have, a Ukrainian fashion retailer, in which First Lady of Ukraine showed up to Ukraine’s Independence Day celebration in 2014. She teamed a light-yellow jacquard dress with a neck scarf and jewelry with blue inlay, which also made national colors. The daughters of the presidential couple were wearing the mass-market brand blue and white dresses.
Look #4: Maryna Poroshenko on Independence Day of Ukraine in 2015
On Independence Day of Ukraine in 2015 Maryna Poroshenko made public appearance in a dress by Olga Navrotskaya, a Ukrainian designer, who won a special award For Civil Position at Best Fashion Awards 2014. The dill print on the dresses of First Lady and her daughters symbolizes the fortitude of the ATO warriors, fighting in the east of the country for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.*
Look #5: Maryna Poroshenko on Constitution Day in 2016
On the Constitution Day of Ukraine Maryna Poroshenko was seen in a white vyshyvanka and a black pencil skirt with a belt in Ukrainian style.
Look #6: Maryna Poroshenko in vyshyvanka on Elle cover
September 2014 saw Maryna Poroshenko’s photoshoot for Elle magazine. The First Lady looked gorgeous and feminine on every magazine’s page, but Mrs Poroshenko’s look in a red vyshivanka shirt by Vita Kin on the cover was the best.
Look #7: Maryna Poroshenko in embroidered dress at the 1027th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus Day celebration
Another vyshyvanka which was remembered for a long time was also designed by Vita Kin. This time, however, it was not a shirt, but a linen dress of light and natural color with a blue embroidery.
Look #8: Maryna Poroshenko in a dress on Independence Day of Ukraine in 2016
For the Independence Day of Ukraine in 2016 the First Lady opted for a light blue colored silk dress by SVITLO design studio. The daughters and the younger son of Maryna and Petro Poroshenko were also wearing in SVITLO outfits.
Photo via Vogue.ua
Look #9: Maryna Poroshenko wearing embroidered dress by Vita Kin at the opening ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv
For the special opening ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, which took place in Congress and Exhibition centre Parkovy, the First Lady of Ukraine was wearing embroidered dress by Vita Kin. With the embroidered dress Maryna Poroshenko was wearing handmade beads designed by masters of the art salon Mrii Marii [Maria’s Dreams]. Beads were made in style of the symbol of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 – namysto.
Ukrainian advertising agencies Banda and Republique received Grand Prix at the competition RED DOT AWARD 2017 for the creation of a symbol of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Photo via Vogue.ua
Look #10: Maryna Poroshenko at the celebration of Independence Day of Ukraine in 2017
For the special events dedicated to the Independence Day of Ukraine in 2017, Maryna Poroshenko with her daughters Alexandra and Eugenia were wearing the outfits by OKSANA POLONETS.
Maryna Poroshenko was wearing the same dress when meeting Briggite Macron, the First Lady of France, in the fall 2017. Briggite Macron`s dress was designed by Louis Vuitton.
You can see more photos of Maryna Poroshenko in 2017 here
Look #11: Maryna Poroshenko and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with the foreign diplomats on January 16, 2018
For a traditional meeting with the foreign diplomats in Maryinsky Palace First Lady of Ukraine picked a long slinky dress by Oksana Mukha. According to Tabloid Maryna Poroshenko bought the dress in 2011 and it was the first time she put it on as the wife of the President of Ukraine.
Perhaps the main style lesson taught by Maryna Poroshenko is to
keep calm dress elegantly in any situation.
Translated byAdelina Karpenkova, Irina Dibrova, Natalia Kozyreva, Natalia Chuchui, Maksim Yerofeiev
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