Ukrainian Easter

When it comes to Easter in Ukraine, there's no toss-the-Peeps-in-the-microwave ritual. In the Eastern European country, the holiday is chock-full of ancient traditions and is a ceremonial, over-the-top gathering. There, Easter eggs are referred to as pysanka and are taken to hand-painted levels that include old-school Slavic designs. As for church attire? Most people show up in traditional dress, like the vyshyvanka.

Giving a chic edge to the holiday this year was model and stylist Nadiia Shapoval. Alongside her husband and a few of her friends, she meshed her personal style and religious customs to ring in the day. For her church look, Shapoval switched out the vyshyvanka for a Yohji Yamamoto creation, while her husband opted for a white button-down. As for her trusty accessory of the day? Shapoval debuted an Easter egg basket that she accessorized with an embroidered cloth—a rushnyk—and fresh, hand-picked flowers. Here, see how the Kiev It girl celebrated Easter day in style.

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