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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Weekend scavenger hunt

In ciuda vremii necrutatoare, am reusit sa imi petrec weekend-ul exact cum imi doream, fara sa irosesc vreo secunda, deoarece putinul timp liber pe care il avem este deosebit de pretios. Asa ca...am inceput vineri seara cu o iesire grozava in oras, la un local nou, fabulos! Este vorba despre Makeba, un spatiu chic, extrem de primitor cu un decor super cool, pe care vi-l recomand cu sinceritate, atat pentru vinul bun (la preturi ok) cat si pentru gustari. Ne-am simtit atat de bine aici, incat am revenit si astazi la un late breakfast. Probabil ca o sa revenim la Makeba miercuri seara la Quizz Night!

Despite the nasty weather, I am proud to say that I managed to spend my weekend exactly how I had planned it. So, Friay night, new place in town, we all gathered to check it out, and we fell in love with it. We've had such an amazing time and the service was great, so we simply had to come back today on day light. We ended up having a late breakfast and a new favorite hangout place. Care to challenge yourselves on Wednesday's Quizz Night? We're in!

Makeba ham & cheese toast, with fresh grapefruit juice and a steamy cappuccino
Va spuneam in postarea de ieri cate ceva despre Galeria de Stil si despre creatiile superbe expuse. Am revenit si in ultima zi, bifand 3/3 si am achizitionat doua dintre piesele mele preferate. Chiar daca wishlist-ul meu era mult mai stufos de atat, a trebuit sa ma limitez la un top semnat Dana Dinu si o fusta creata de Laura Ciobanu. Top-ul albastru cu umeri cazuti face parte din noua mea obsesie in moda, iar fusta se aseaza impecabil si are o culoare delicioasa. Voi v-ati gasit ceva?

Yesterday I told you guys about the  Style Gallery and the beautiful items that were on display and for sale. On this last day of the gallery I went back to purchase some of my favorite items. My wishlist was huge, but I had to dial it down to two special objects. One of the items is based on my new fashion obsession, the dropped shoulders top by Dana Dinu and a gorgeous skirt in a delicious shade of fucsia by Laura Ciobanu. Did you guys find anything you loved?



De asemenea, am gasit astazi la H&M o combinatie perfecta de inele, care sa se potriveasca cu tinutele de festival, pe care urmeaza sa le gandesc pentru evenimentele din vara aceasta. Deoarece mergem la multe concerte vara asta, m-am gandit sa incep din timp "colectionarea" tinutelor, asa ca astazi am mai adaugat o piesa la puzzle. 

I've found the perfect rings' combo today at H&M. They will amazingly fit my festival looks, that I've started planning, because summer is just around the corner and the events are numerous. Another piece to my summer looks' puzzle. 


These are my weekend's findings, I hope yours were as fabulous or even better!

Galeria de Stil 6-8 Mai

Ne aflam la editia de vara a Galeriei de Stil, un eveniment deosebit ce aduce impreuna 30 de designeri autohtoni, sub forma unei expozitii cu vanzare. Atmosfera romantica a Muzeului de Arta din Cluj, combinata cu mirosul delicios de cafea, mentinut de Meron si superbele creatii ale desginerilor romani, m-au facut sa imi petrec tot weekend-ul admirand si complotand tinuta perfecta. Nu gasesc o modalitate mai grozava de a petrece un weekend semi-ploios, sau vreun concept mai ideal privind smart shopping-ul. Imi place sa numesc aceasta experienta ca fiind una de smart shopping, deoarece reprezinta o ocazie minunata de a achizitiona piese vestimentare de o reala calitate si valoare, si de asemenea poti afla orice detaliu privind produsul ales, de la designer. Eu mi-am dedicat tot weekend-ul acestui eveniment, pentru ca sunt indragostita de exponate, si mi-am dorit sa savurez fiecare colectie in parte, sa ma familiarizez cu toate stilurile si creatiile, ca in ultima zi sa trag linie si sa achizitionez piesele, care mi-au captat atentia. Momentan ma aflu in procesul de selectie si studiez cu atentie pozele produselor preferate, imi imaginez ce tinute pot sa creez.... intre timp, cateva piese grozave:

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This weekend is all about the summer edition of the"Style Gallery", that takes place at the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum. Trust me, it is an amazing event, think about a sweet combo of the romantic Museum decor, the delicious smell of the Meron coffee and some amazing designs. Hooked? I cannot find a better way to spend a rainy weekend, than this. Therefore I've been spending hours around these beautiful items and soon I will be able to decide what I am going to take home with me. I find this to be an amazing opportunity for smart shopping. For me this concept is based on real value and quality, so there you have it, start shopping! I am still looking through my items' photos in order to pick my favorites... meanwhile, check out some gorgeous items:

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Summer Ready!

Floral Love

Sweet Pastels

A little treat for men

The new classy

Love, love, love the details!

Smooth and gorgeous!

Loveliest combo

Funky Fresh!

Bomber sweethearts!

Picture perfect.

bits and pieces of amazing work

Metallic Crush

Special <3

Unique beauties

LOVE.

Dreamy embroidery

Add it to your wishlist!

Shoe Heaven

Check these sky blue sweeties.

IT BAG

+ leather pants + silver metallic strappy sandals = AMAZING

Howdy Honeys!

Feather Manifesto, indeed!

Pretty <3

Street Style!

Really special concept.

Cuteness overload
...more to come!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Nature Chic, a new approach

Cand vine vorba de moda, ador sa experimentez, sa construiesc tinute inedite, care ma reprezinta, ma camufleaza sau de multe ori ma transpun intr-o atitudine complet diferita. Postarea de astazi are rolul de a prezenta o fateta, pe care o abordez uneori, rareori, cand fac o plimbare in natura. Imi plac drumetiile, atata timp cat le pot controla si cat nu sunt foarte complicate, periculoase sau dure cu incaltarile alese. Acest mini trip  mi-a oferit ocazia perfecta sa creez un outfit folosindu-ma de piesa noua, pe care asteptam cu nerabdare sa o port, insa vremea capricioasa nu mi-a permis. Chiar si acum, am fost nevoita sa o combin cu o piesa "suport" ca sa nu dardai. Este vorba de un trend, resurscitat, care o sa faca furori la Untold, cu siguranta, si anume top-ul lejer cu umerii cazuti. In mintea mea asortam acest top cu o pereche de pantaloni scurti, din denim, cu talie inalta, o jacheta cu aspect de piele intoarsa, cu franjuri, binteinteles si poate o perche de sandale boho chic, insa nu am ajuns inca la temperatura optima pentru a testa noile tendinte, asa ca am construit o tinuta de compromis. Am pastrat ideea de jeansi cu talie inalta, insa am optat pentru versiunea lunga, am ales o jacheta army, deoarece o posibila ploaie mi-ar fi agresat serios jacheta cu franjuri si am inlocuit sandalele cu o pereche de sneakers, deoarece aveam o drumetie in fata, iar sandalele m-ar fi impiedicat sa o duc la bun sfarsit si probabil m-ar fi facut sa arat ca o amatoare nepriceputa in fata celorlaltor exploratori. 

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When it comes to fashion, I love to experiment, to try on new things, things that fit my personality, things meant for camouflage, but also different outfits, that provide a completely new atitude. Today's post is meant to show you a new "me". I am not the usual outdoorsy person. Don't get me wrong I like nature, and hikes, and outdoors experiences, I just don't know how to cope with the unexpected. Anyway, this mini trip gave me the opportunity to put together an outfit based on my favorite new item, the flared shirt with dropped shoulders. Sadly, I had to wear a tank top to prevent myself from shaking, because guess what, we do not have the appropriate weather yet, to start testing the new spring/summer trends. I meant to mix this lovely blouse with a pair of high waist denim shorts and a cool tassle jacket and obvious a pair of sandals, but instead I had to compromise and go with the long version of the denim pants and an army jacket, cause my tassle jacket is made of some sort of faux suede and it would have reacted badly to rain. Therefore, this is my plan B outdoorsy outfit, what do you think? Do you think that this type of blouse will be the star at the summer music festivals? I am absolutely sure of this!

Beautiful view. Windy. Favorite pair of sunglasses




Perfect bag choice: the Gray Messanger Bag by Venti Concept Store


Wearing
H&M Divideo High waisted jeans
H&M Divideo Blouse
Adidas sneakers (vintage)
Ray Ban sun glasses

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Floral for spring?

Sunt constienta ca orice articol inflorat este deja considerat cliseu primavara, insa nu m-am putut abtine. De fapt, fusta pe care v-o arat cu atata mandrie este o creatie proprie. In ultimele 6 luni am participat la un curs de croitorie, pe care l-am absolvit la inceputul acestei luni si de care sunt foarte incantata. Imi doresc de cand ma stiu sa pot sa imi pun in practica toate ideile legate de moda si sa reusesc efectiv sa creez ceea ce imi imaginez, asa ca am tot cautat un curs, care sa ma invete sa fac asta. Am pornit cu foarte multe sperante si extrem de mult entuziasm, iar pe parcursul cursului am aflat ca nu este chiar asa usor cum imi doream si cum imi imaginam mereu, insa cred ca sunt pe drumul cel bun si am reusit sa invat lucrurile de baza, iar fusta aceasta este dovada!

Cum vi se pare?


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I am aware of the fact that floral for spring is a cliche, but I couldn't help it. The skirt, that I proudly present to you, in this post, is actually an original Olguta Jeler design. For the last 6 months I've attended a sewing course, in order to be able to create all those clothes that I've been dreaming of for a lot of time. At the begining of the course I was so excited and so eager to start creating my own outfits from scratch. Altough I learned from experience that sewing is actually pretty hard and demanding, I managed to achieve the basic knowledge and to put together this pleated skirt.

Do you guys like it?







Wearing

United Colors of Benetton denim vest
Flared white shirt, which was a gift <3
Olguta Jeler pleated floral skirt
H&M glitter sneakers
Ray Ban sun glasses
Avon bag 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Job outfits, do they have to be boring?

Dupa 1 luna de pauza... revin cu noi idei si inspiratii. Desi nu lipsa de subiecte m-a tinut departe de blog, recunosc ca mi-am ales cu greu tema pentru articolul de "comeback". Oscilam undeva intre pantofii meniti sa fie purtati in acest sezon si un articol inspirat de stilul uneia dintre cele mai elegante femei din lume, Jackie Kennedy, insa am ales sa abordez un alt subiect, ramanand sa revin asupra celorlaltor puncte, zilele viitoare.

Cluj-Napoca, orasul in care m-am nascut si traiesc, a devenit un oras corporate, cu o multime de multinationale si cladiri de birouri fenomenale. Trend-ul in ceea ce priveste job-urile in Cluj e clar office related, si de aici si street style-ul in aceeasi tendinta. Evident ca felul in care te imbraci nu e cel mai important lucru la locul de munca, insa are o mare contributie la definirea ta. Felul in care alegi sa te imbraci la locul de munca, fie ca iti place sau nu, spune foarte multe despre tine. Cel mai bine este sa iti construiesti in asa fel tinutele office, incat sa spuna ceea ce doresti tu, nu sa fi prost interpretata, sau mai trist sa te minimalizeze. 

Nu sunt o fana a tinutelor plictisitoare, monocrome si consider ca acestea sunt menite sa distruga individualitatea. De asemenea nu militez pentru tinute vulgare sau exagerate, insa consider ca si o tinuta office poate sa arate chic si mai ales sa reprezinte orice tip de personalitate. De asemenea nu sunt de parere ca un sacou si o pereche de pantofi cu toc determina stilul standard, pe care trebuie sa-l abordam la job. Exista o gramada de optiuni, combinatii, accesorii si pantofi care arata la fel de profi, insa confera un plus de atitudine si de personalitate. You feel me?    


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I've been idle for a month, but I haven't run out of ideeas. Although I have numerous cool ideas to share with you, it was pretty hard to pick a "comeback" topic. I wanted to write a piece on this season's shoes and another piece on Jackie Kennedy's amazing style, but I will save these for later and talk about something else, dressing for work. 

Cluj-Napoca, my hometown and the city I currently live in, is a beautiful city that became a corporate city. We have a lot of cool offices and plenty of job opportunities but do we have an appropriate work style? In fact, what is appropriate? Do we have to dress in a sobber manner, in boring colours or unatractive clothes to maintain a professional look?

I honestly think we can dress according to our personality, we can use colour and cool patterns and still look professional, but is this accepted? I hope we can all keep an open mind and develop our office style, because let's face it, we're spending a lot of hours at work, we might be able to look our best and feel amazing. What do you think?

I strongly believe we have to let the "uniform" go. By uniform I mean, those black stiletto shoes and the casual blazer. Of course they are fine, but let's combine them with cool items, cute accessories and let's create outfits that look great, not only work appropriate. 

Here's my take on a job outfit, that is appropriate and also a bit different:



Wearing
Cullottes, ZARA
Statement platform shoes find here
Shirt, Atmosphere
Coat Chic Diva
Sun glasses, Ray Ban

Saturday, March 12, 2016

There's nothing better than a break...

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O perioada haotica, presarata cu o multitudine de activitati, unele frumoase, altele mai putin placute, este in cel mai fericit caz urmata de o "cabana". In ultima perioada nu am mai gasit timp pentru astfel de iesiri si devine din ce in ce mai greu sa ne strangem cu totii pentru a sarbatori simplul fapt ca suntem tineri si cu pofta de viata. Totusi dupa o asteptare indelungata, timp in care am fost cu totii ocupati cu job-urile sau cu hobby-urile (vezi blog-ul), am reusit sa ne adunam o buna parte din "familie" si sa parasim orasul, grijile si gandurile, urmand sa ne petrecem weekend-ul intr-o maniera chill, departe de stres, intr-un cadru montan feeric. Desi suntem aproape de casa, tot ce tine de viata cotidiana a disparut complet si ne delectam cu traditiile de cabana. 

Va doresc un weekend minunat...si sper ca aveti timp de o iesire in natura.

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Usually after a chaotic period, mixed with work and other daily activities, one manages to squeeze in an outing. Let go of your busy schedule and escape the city to a magical scene, preferably in the mountains. We've managed to do this, and to gather a big part of the "family" in order to celebrate our youth and our love for life. We've all been busy with our jobs, and our hobbies (eg. this blog) and now we're ready to party and feel free. Even though we're close to home, we succeeded in leaving our worries and the stress behind and now we can enjoy this beautiful scene and this gorgeous view. 

I hope you a have a wonderful weekend... in a beautiful place.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Vetements: 'It's ugly, that's why we like it!'

"It's ugly, that's why we like it" deviza designer-ului, care impreuna cu cativa prieteni a pus bazele proiectului Vetements, ce urma sa devina un brand veritabil. Demna Gvasalia este un designer de origine georgiana, care a detinut pozitii importante la Maison Martin Margiela, Louis Vuitton, iar acum este director de creatie la Balenciaga

Vetements este un brand fresh, bazat pe obiecte oversized, inspirat de articole sport, precum tricouri sau hanorace. Chiar daca are un aer trashy, brut, ce nu se incadreaza in tendintele generice, Vetements reuseste sa suprinda si sa castige popularitate. Moda in zilele noastre evolueaza in mai multe directii concomitent, generand piete pentru orice produs si acceptand diverse stiluri. Femeia de astazi nu trebuie sa se ghideze dupa un tipar, nu este nevoita sa accepte un singur gen ca sa se remarce, ci este incurajata sa experimenteze, sa adopte un stil cameleon. Pentru latura mai putin femnina, mai dura, Vetements relanseaza conceptul sport la un nivel excesiv si creeaza un look de zi atipic, menit sa atraga atentia.

Elementele ce stau la baza acestui brand se rezuma la hanorace oversized, tricouri cu print-uri, camasi supradimensionate cu croi neobisnuit, cizme over the knee. Chiar daca toate piesele tind sa fie supradimensionate si un mix ar parea incredibil de excentric, cumva combinatia arata traznet, iar look-ul in sine emana atitudine. Materialele  predominant folosite in creatiile Vetements sunt polyester si nylon, pastrand alura "cool" a creatiilor.

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"It's ugly, that's why we like it", said the co-founder of the Vetements project, that became a high end brand. Demna Gvasalia is a designer from Georgia, who worked for Maison Martin Margiela, Louis Vuitton and now he's landed a new amazing job, as a creative director for Balenciaga. 

Vetements is  a fresh brand, based on oversized objects, inspired by sportswear, mainly by T-shirts and hoodies. Even though it seems trashy, unconventional, manly and it doesn't seem to fit the "ordinary" trends, Vetements managed to gain a lot of popularity. Fashion, nowadays, evolves on a lot of different paths, at the same time, constantly creating new markets for new, original products. The modern day woman does not need to pick a "style", she can choose to be any type of woman she wants. She can be a lady today, a goth tomorrow and whatever she likes, just like a fashion cameleon. Fashion encourages us to experiment, to find ourselves and to wear whatever makes us feel comfortable and sexy. 

The main pieces of the Vetements brand are: oversized hoodies, t-shirts with numerous prints, oversized, cropped shirts, over the knee boots. Even though all the items seem to be oversized and the mix seems surreal, the combo is actually dope. The main fabrics are nylon and polyester, keeping the "cool" of the items. 

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue

Lotta Volkolva, photo source: Luca Tombolini for Vogue