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Monique Lhuillier vede colectiile sale RTW (ready-to-wear) ca simple oportunitati pentru a-si extinde brandul din zona creatiilor destinate covorului rosu, cu care suntem obisnuite, catre tinutele de zi cu zi. Astfel, Lhuillier isi pune amprenta in articole vestimentare de sine statatoare ce pot fi purtate la o intalnire, un brunch cu fetele, o cina romantica sau chiar la o iesire la picnic sau cinema. Colectia de toamna-iarna 2016 cuprinde piese cu alura vintage, in culori tomnatice precum mustar, mov, albastru si verde.

Personal, urmaresc creatiile acestui designer cu mare interes, in special rochiile de seara si cele de mireasa. Un lucru particular la aceasta colectie consta in faptul ca include piese cu identitate proprie, in detrimentul celor de tip full look.

“Consider ca femeile isi doresc sa cumpere piese versatile care pot fi purtate atat cu blugi pe timp de zi, cat si cu o fusta eleganta seara. In zilele noastre, nimeni nu mai are timp sa mearga acasa dupa servici si sa se schimbe inainte de un eveniment” explica Monique Lhuillier.

Genti, pantofi, rochii de mireasa, rochii de zi, rochii de seara, parfumuri, bijuterii, articole de blana… Pe toate le puteti vedea accesand www.moniquelhuillier.com Intre timp, hai sa ne delectam cu sezonul ce urmeaza, si anume, colectia MONIQUE LHUILLIER READY-TO-WEAR Spring 2016, prezentata la New York Fashion Week.


Monique Lhuillier sees her RTW (ready-to-wear) collections as simple opportunities to expand the brand from the red carpet to day-to-night outfits. So, Lhuillier makes the ready-to-wear pre-fall 2016 collection with clothing pieces suitable for a date, a brunch with the girls, a romantic dinner or even a picnic or a movie night. This collection brings a vintage vibe on the runway, and brings out the fall colors like mustard, mauve, blue and green.

I follow the designer’s creations, especially the night gowns and the bridal collections with all the shoes and the dresses. Regarding this collection in particular, one thing is for sure: it has pieces of clothing with their own identity, rather than the ones that are full look.

“I believe that women all over the world want to buy versatile pieces of clothing suitable for a pair of jeans, during the day, or an elegant pencil skirt during the night. Nowadays, nobody has time to go home after work just to change before an event” explains Monique Lhuillier.

Handbags, shoes, wedding gowns, dresses, perfumes, fine jewelry, fur… You can find them all on www.moniquelhuillier.com

Sursa foto: Vogue

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Preferata mea este rochia lunga neagra no.10! Dar a voastra?

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START: 28 noiembrie 2015, ora 10:00

STOP: 28 noiembrie 2015, ora 14:00

ORGANIZATOARE: Diana Vieru, Proiectul Rosesociety, www.rosesociety.ro

LOCATIE:  Restaurant Miorita, Bacau

PARTICIPANTE: 50 de doamne si domnisoare (una mai frumoasa ca alta)

O dimineata cu stil si aroma de cafea! In acest mod a debutat ziua de dupa evenimentul pe care l-am organizat in Arena Mall cu ocazia zilei de Black Friday.

Ce mai poate fi de spus despre Ana Morodan? In 2014, a fost votata “Digital Diva of the Year” la cea mai importanta competitie a fashionistelor din online din Romania, fiind supranumita “contesa” blogurilor de fashion din Romania. Bloggerita este recunoscuta pentru stilul ei unic si inovator.

Ana a venit cu o prezentare, un speech delicios si cuvinte simpatice. Una este cand vezi omul in online si alta e sa il cunosti in offline. Astfel, am descoperit ca este o persoana energica si ne-a cucerit imediat prin atitudinea ei pozitiva. Cel mai mult mi-a placut ca a vorbit deschis, a fost critica cu ea insasi, a etalat o nonsalanta extraordinara. Teoriile ei despre feminitate si despre cum sa te imbraci in functie de silueta mi-au facut ziua mai buna. Iata punctele care s-au discutat!

#1. Ce este un “Safety Look”? “Safety look” este acea tinuta la care apelezi cand chiar nu ai inspiratie. Este vorba despre un outfit versatil care se poate mula in aproape orice situatie. Un exemplu elocvent ar fi blugii drepti, camasa alba usor lejera, ghete Chelsea si o geanta + un colier oversized. Al meu este format din: pantalonii office negri, botine cu toc, o geanta incapatoare intr-o culoare tare, un pulover lejer care lasa la vedere un umar (culoare neutra) si accesorii statement in ton cu geanta.

#2. Care este semnatura ta stilistica? Semnatura stilistica este acel ceva care te defineste. Il porti cu tine oriunde te-ai duce, in orice context ai fi. Exemple: rujul rosu, machiajul de tip “cat eye”, oja rosie, faimoasa esarfa alba Hermes din “Diavolul se imbraca de la Prada”… A mea este eyeliner-ul negru.

#3. Ce ai in geanta? Daca tot avem posete incapatoare, hai sa punem si ceva util in ele: un parfum de cativa ml, o rola de scame, o pudra compacta, un lac de unghii (pentru retusul unghiilor sau situatiile jenante cand ti se rup ciorapii), o pereche de ciorapi s.a.

#4. Accesoriile fac diferenta! Da, chiar fac diferenta si scot din anonimat orice articol vestimentar banal.

#5. A fi sau a nu fi misterioasa! Ce-i drept, in istorie au ramas tocmai fetele care au avut sarm, un stil vestimentar propriu sau o personalitate cu adevarat deosebita. Este imperios necesar ca o domnisoara/doamna sa lase o urma de mister si sa aiba o atitudine adecvata, fara a expune totul gratuit.

#6. Care sunt tipurile de siluete? PARA (Beyonce, Rihanna, Shakira), MAR (Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie), CLEPSIDRA (Halle Berry), DREPTUNGHI (Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley), TRIUNGHI INVERSAT (Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Demi Moore).

In urma masuratorilor de rigoare, am aflat ca sunt… dreptunghi. Astfel, focusul meu va fi pe picioare si brate. Pot purta faimoasele turtleneck a.k.a. malete, bluze cu un decolteu mediu, bluze cu umeri “falsi”.

La finalul cursului, am avut si o sesiune de shopping! Am scotocit prin hainutele si accesoriile pe care le-a adus Ana din shop-ul ei. Produsele le puteti vedea si comanda accesand www.morodan.com.ro Eu am achizitionat un colier cel putin interesant. Cautati-l in galeria foto!

Am ras, am glumit, am invatat, am experimentat! Am gustat prajituri delicioase de la Mignon Caffe, am servit bautura preferata a fotomodelelor a.k.a. apa plata cu lamaie, am primit revista Beau Monde, o esarfa eleganta dar si un voucher la Salonul de infrumusetare Floarea de Colt (ritual KERASTASE cu diagnostic, samponare, tratament ulei si fionat + un machiaj realizat de Anca Alexandra Higiu), am facut fotografii frumoase via Andreia Gradin Photography si am admirat produsele handmade din Camara lui Aba.

Organizarea a fost impecabila din toate punctele de vedere! La mai multe!

 

“Trendurile sunt simple accesorii trecatoare. Stilul personal e cel care conteaza!”

(Ana Morodan)

START: 28th November 2015, 10:00 AM

STOP: 28th November 2015, 02:00 PM

LEADER: Diana Vieru, The Rosesociety Project, www.rosesociety.ro

LOCATION: Miorita Restaurant, Bacau

PARTICIPANTS: 50 beautiful ladies

A fashionable morning with a good coffee! That’s how I started the day after the event I organized in Arena Mall celebrating Black Friday.

What is there to say about Ana Morodan? In 2014, she won the “Digital Diva of the Year”, the most important award for the fashion bloggers out there in Romania. She is known as the “countess” of the fashion blogs in Romania, well known for her unique personal style.

Ana came with a PP presentation and a delicious speech. One person can be different in offline, rather than online. Being there, I discovered that she is an energetic person and she inspired us with her positive attitude. What I loved the most, is that she opened up to us and she even criticised herself. Her theories about femininity and how to dress up according to your silhouette made my day. Here are the topics we discussed!

#1. What is a “Safety Look”? A “Safety look” is that specific outfit you turn to, when you have absolutely no inspiration. It’s about that versatile outfit you can wear in almost every situation. A good example would be a pair of jeans with a straight cut, a simple white shirt, Chelsea boots and an oversized bag and necklace. My safety look is black office trousers, heeled boots, a colored maxi bag, an off-shoulder sweater (neutral color) and statement accessories matching the bag.

#2. What is your signature style? The signature style is that specific thing that defines you. You carry it wherever you go, in almost every situation. E.g.: the red lipstick, the “cat eye” make up, red nail polish, the famous Hermes white scarf from “The Devil wears Prada”… Mine is the black eyeliner.

#3. What’s in your bag? Since we all have bags we carry on everywhere, let’s put something useful in them like: a perfume, a lint roller, a compact powder, a transparent nail polish (to retouch the nails or to get out of the uncomfortable situations when you have a crack in your stockings), a pair of stockings and so on.

#4. The accessories make the difference! Yes, they do! They can highlight any ordinary piece of clothing!

#5. To be or not to be a a mystery! Fact: women with an unique style, charm and outstanding personality made history. It’s mandatory for a lady to leave behind a trace of mystery and a proper attitude rather than to expose too much.

#6. What are the types of silhouettes? PEAR-SHAPED (Beyonce, Rihanna, Shakira), APPLE-SHAPED (Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie), HOURGLASS SHAPE (Halle Berry), RECTANGLE SHAPE (Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley), INVERTED TRIANGLE SHAPE (Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Demi Moore).

According to the measurements, I found out that I am a… rectangle. That’s why I am supposed to wear something that highlights the legs and arms. I can wear the famous turtlenecks, shirts with a medium cleavage, shirts with “false” shoulders.

At the end of the class, we had a shopping spree! I fumbled through the clothes and the accessories that Ana brought from her store. You can see and order them on www.morodan.com.ro I bought an interesting necklace. It has that je-ne-sais-quoi. Go to the gallery and search for it!

We laughed, we learned, we experienced, we had a good time! We tasted those delicious cupcakes from Mignon Caffe, we served water with lemon (the favourite drink of the models), we received the Beau Monde magazine, an elegant scarf and a voucher to Floarea de Colt Beauty Salon (a KERASTASE ritual with shampoo and oil treatment + a professional makeup session by Anca Alexandra Higiu), we took beautiful photos via Andreia Gradin Photography and  we admired the handmade products by Camara lui Aba.

The event was impeccable in every aspect of it! Carry on! Here is the outfit I wore!

OFF SHOULDER BLACK SWEATER, MOTIVI | SIMILAR HERE

MARSALA OFFICE TROUSERS, MOTIVI | SIMILAR HERE  

BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS, STRADIVARIUS | SIMILAR HERE

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Tu stii care e stilul tau vestimentar?

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>>> CHECK-IN: 10 decembrie 2015 (intr-o seara de joi) @ Teatrul de Vara “Radu Beligan” din Bacau. RAND 21, LOCUL 56.

Sincera sa fiu, nu am luat niciodata in considerare sa merg la un concert cu Horia Brenciu! In afara de Untold Festival, Tomorrowland, Wireless Festival, Parov Stelar Band (electro swing), Hurts, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Wilkinson, The Weeknd, One Republic, Tinie Tempah si muuuulti altii la care am mers la concerte sau la care imi doresc sa merg… va spun cinstit, Horia Brenciu nu a fost pe lista! M-am capatat cu 2 invitatii la #myway, iar colegele mele de la birou mi-au promis ca va fi tare!

Si au avut dreptate! A fost frumos! A fost altceva! A fost… exact ce aveam nevoie! Un tribut Frank Sinatra, in ton cu starea mea de atunci!

Astfel, “MY WAY” reprezinta un omagiu adus lui Frank Sinatra, la 100 de ani de la nasterea sa. Francis Albert aka Frank Sinatra a fost cantaret si actor american ce s-a nascut pe 12 decembrie 1915. A murit in 1998, lasand in urma sa marturii muzicale ce apartin genului swing. Concertul sustinut de Horia Brenciu a reinviat glorioasa epoca a muzicii de swing aducand in prim plan un gen care a facut istorie in lumea filmului, a muzicii si, fara indoiala, in inima mea. Piese ca “My way”, “Love and marriage”, “Something stupid”, “Strangers in the night” m-au trimis cu gandul la Tom&Jerry, la coloana sonora a nenumaratelor filme, la serialul “Married with Children aka Familia Bundy” (1987-1997).

De-a lungul spectacolului ce a durat mai bine de 2 ore (start: 19:30), Horia Brenciu si The HB Orchestra Big Band au omagiat si alti artisti ai genului, printre care si Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr, Big Crosby, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire, George Gershwin si chiar al nostru Gica Petrescu. Artistul roman ar fi implinit si el anul acesta 100 de ani de la nastere.

Cand HB a cantat melodia New York, New York a lui Frank & Nancy Sinatra (fiica lui Frank Sinatra), m-am simtit ca si Carrie Brandshaw din <Sex and the City>. Ce bine mi-ar fi stat cu un Cosmopolitan in mana!

La un moment dat, artistul a coborat de pe scena si a impartit niste albume. Unul dintre ele s-a nimerit in mainile lui… Fabian – un fan inrait Horia Brenciu! La indemnul artistului de a urca pe scena impreuna cu prietena sa Andreea, acesta a cerut-o de sotie in fata salii pline! Da! Ea a spus DA!

HB a continuat spectacolul alaturi de invitatele sale, Julie Mayaya (castigatoarea celui de-al doilea sezon al concursului “Vocea Romaniei”) si Adina Raducan (castigatoarea sezonul 4 la “X Factor”), ambele avandu-l ca antrenor pe Horia Brenciu. Ce voci incredibile! Imbracate in rochii stralucitoare, cele 2 voci aproape ca au ridicat sala in picioare. Sincera sa fiu, nu prea urmaresc aceste emisiuni, dar recunosc talentul lor, acum ca le-am ascultat live!

PS: Fiti indulgente si nu ma criticati prea aspru pentru calitatea fotografiilor! In apararea mea, imi uitasem camera foto acasa!

>>> CHECK-IN: 10th of December 2015 (on a thursday night) @ “Radu Beligan” Theater from Bacau. 21st Row, Seat no. 56.

Just to be clear, I never even considered to go to a concert with Horia Brenciu! Besides Untold Festival, Tomorrowland, Wireless Festival, Parov Stelar Band (electro swing), Hurts, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Wilkinson, The Weeknd, One Republic, Tinie Tempah and many others I can’t think of right now … I am telling you, Horia Brenciu was not on my list! I received 2 tickets for the tour called  #myway, and my colleagues from the office promised me that we will have fun, that HB rocks!

And they were right! HB really rocks! It was something else! It was… exactly what I needed! A Frank Sinatra Tribute, just to clear my state of mind!

So, “MY WAY” represents a tribute for Frank Sinatra, at exactly 100 years of his birth. Francis Albert aka Frank Sinatra was an American singer and actor, born on 12th of December 1915. He died in 1998, leaving behind many great songs belonging to swing music genre. The concert of Horia Brenciu revived the glory of those years and brought into the spotlight a music genre that made history in the movies, and no doubt, in my heart. Songs like “My way”, “Love and marriage”, “Something stupid”, “Strangers in the night” sent me to the days when I was watching Tom&Jerry, to the music from the TV Series “Married with Children aka Th Bundys” (1987-1997).

During the 2 hour-show (start: 19:30), Horia Brenciu and The HB Orchestra Big Band paid respects to other artists of the music genre, like Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr, Big Crosby, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire, George Gershwin and ours Gica Petrescu. The Romanian artist would have turned this year 100 years from his birth.

When HB interpreted the song New York, New York a lui Frank & Nancy Sinatra (the daughter of Frank Sinatra), I felt just like Carrie Brandshaw from <Sex and the City>. If only I had a Cosmopolitan in my hands!

At some point during the show, the artist got off the stage and gave away some of his albums. One of them got into the hands of… Fabian – one of his fans! He got on the stage along with his girlfriend Andreea, and he proposed to her in front of the entire crowd! Yes! She said YES!

HB continued the show singing with Julie Mayaya (the winner of the second season of “The Voice of Romania”) and Adina Raducan (the winner of the fourth season of “The X Factor”), in which they both had Horia Brenciu as mentor. What incredible voices! They both had shiny dresses, and the crowd was impressed. To be honest, I don’t really watch these TV Shows, but I trully admit their talent, now that I listened them live!

PS: Be indulgent and don’t criticize me too harsh regarding the quality of the images! In my defense, I forgot to bring my camera!

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I did it in my way! A.

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Toamna este, de obicei, sezonul culorilor reci, inchise si sumbre. Insa, noile tendinte toamna iarna 2015/2016 ma suprind cu o paleta cromatica ce imbina nuantele inspirate din toamna tarzie cu pastelurile diafane de iarna. Un lucru e sigur: negrul ramane o constanta iar accesoriile pun punctul de <i> in orice situatie! Inspirata din marile reviste de moda, iti voi dezvalui tonurile, texturile si accesoriile cele mai relevante din acest sezon.

#1. ACCESORIILE EXAGERATE

Accesoriile mari si stralucitoare au revenit! Pana acum, optam pentru accesoriile exagerate, insa cu model minimal, insa au revenit acele accesorii stralucitoare, feminine, care ies in evidenta cu orice pret. Cerceii mari opulenti, brosele statement si colierele oversized au fost anul acesta in prezentarile Miu Miu, Balenciaga, DSQUARED2 si nu numai.

#2. PANTOFII CU BLANA

Carrie Bradshaw @Sex and the city! Ea stie cel mai bine! Puful, blana si orice fel de accesoriu fluffy adauga textura potrivita unei tinute fade. Instructiuni de folosire: A nu se purta impreuna cu alt articol de blana! Un singur punct de interes per look e mai mult decat suficient! Look-ul meu preferat: DSQUARED2.

#3. 50 SHADES OF GREY

Cel mai bine cotat look de anul acesta a fost cel #allgrey inspirat din titlul filmului <50 Shades of Grey>. Look-ul meu preferat este costumul gri de la Giorgio Armani, insa daca vreau sa fiu remarcata aleg look-ul monocromatic de la Trussardi.

#4. TOCUL DE TIP KITTEN HEEL (LOAFER)

Stiu! E un trend cel putin neobisnuit (din punctul meu de vedere)! Acest tip de pantof imi aminteste de ce purta mama in tinerete, pantofi mosteniti chiar de la bunica. In decursul acestui sezon, designerii ne-au demonstrat ca acest tip de toc poate sa fie destul de sexy, in defavoarea celui stiletto. Stella McCARTNEY, Bottega Veneta si bineinteles, Chanel au fost cei care au dat tonul.

#5. FUSTA CU PLIURI… TAIATE

Este vorba despre fusta taiata in forma pliurilor de la spalatoria auto! Da, ciudata exprimare, insa mi-o asum! Este feminina, sexy, jucausa si perfect adaptabila cu o camasa simpla sau un pulover mai larg! La fel ca si cele din prezentarile de moda Tommy Hilfiger si Christian Dior. Am o fusta de acest tip <MULTUMESC DRAGEI MELE PRIETENE DENISIA> si toata lumea imi spune ca am rupt-o si am uitat sa o mai cos inapoi! <Haha, you’re not my audience!>

#6. PANTALONII CU TALIE INALTA

Talia inalta te subtiaza, te face mai inalta, prin urmare accentueaza tot ce e mai frumos! Da! Pantalonii cu talie inalta sunt un must-have anul acesta orice silueta ai avea. Fie ca pui o curea (via Mugler), fie ca optezi sa ii porti fara curea (via Wes Gordon), sunt ideali pentru mine, pentru tine, pentru noi toate!

#7. GHETE DE TIP CHELSEA

Continuam sa ne inspiram din moda masculina! Daca tot “imprumutam” de la ei jeansii boyfriend, camasile oversized, haideti sa le luam si ghetele casual! Eventual sa fie si negre, ca sa mearga la orice! Ghetele de tip Chelsea pot fi purtate atat cu pantaloni office, cat si cu ciorapi + o bluza turtleneck oversized. Inspiratie: Balenciaga, Issey Miyake.

#8. GULERELE SI MANSETELE BLANITE

Pe langa faptul ca sunt estetice, gulerele si mansetele de blana sunt mai mult decat binevenite in zilele friguroase de toamna si iarna. Pe unde intra frigul pe sub haine decat pe la gat si maini? Unii designeri au ales sa faca acest accesoriu si detasabil, astfel incat parca ai 2 paltonase diferite: unul cu blana si unul fara. Celine, Michael Kors si Balmain sunt doar cativa care au introdus acest detaliu pe podiumurile internationale.

#9. UN UMAR LA VEDERE

Ce-ar fi sa ascunzi un umar si unul nu? E o idée mai mult decat geniala, din punctul meu de vedere, deoarece apuci sa si ascunzi sa si arati ceva… in acelasi timp!

#10. MANECILE EXAGERAT DE LUNGI

O doza de mister niciodata n-a facut rau nimanui, nu?! Da, vei primi priviri rautacioase! Da, vei fi judecata ca porti o bluza/un sacou cu 4 numere mai mari! Cui ii pasa?! Mie nu! Nici Directorilor de Creatie de la Kenzo, Chloe sau Celine.

#11. FUSTA CU TIVUL ONDULAT

Pe site-ul www.polyvore.com o veti gasi sub denumirea <the flounce hem>. Cand porti o fusta de acest tip si incepi sa pasesti inainte, vei observa un joc feminin si flirty, intocmai pentru ca e stramta pe corp dar lejera in partea de jos. Printre designerii care au dat tonul acestui design se numara Louis Vuitton si Christopher Kane.

 

Usually, autumn is the season of the dark and gloom colors. But, the fall-winter trends of 2015/2016 surprised me with the perfect combination between the colors of a late fall with the pastel of the winter. One thing is for sure: black is timeless and the accessories make the difference in every situation! Inspired by the biggest fashion magazines, I will tell you the colors, the fabrics, the cuts and the accessories of this season.

#1. THE EXAGGERATED ACCESSORIES

The big and shiny accessories are back! Up until now, women all over the world chose the oversized accessories with a minimal design, but now, we “are forced” to choose the shiny, feminine accessories that stand out. The big earrings, the statement brooches and the oversized necklaces with lots of colors are all over the fashion shows of brands like Miu Miu, Balenciaga and DSQUARED2.

#2. PANTOFII CU BLANA

Carrie Bradshaw @Sex and the city! She knows better! Fur and any kind of fluffy thing added to one piece of clothing, it makes it much more interesting. Instructions for use: Not to wear it with another piece of clothing that has fur!  One point of interest per look is more than enough!  My favorite look: DSQUARED2.

#3. 50 SHADES OF GREY

The top rated look of this year was #allgrey inspired from the movie <50 Shades of Grey>. My favorite look is the grey suit from Giorgio Armani, but if I want to turn heads, I’ll choose the monochromatic look from Trussardi.

#4. THE KITTEN HEEL (LOAFER)

I know! It’s a weird trend (my opinion only)! This kind of shoe reminds me of what my mother used to wear in her early days, inherited from my grandmother. During this season, the designers revealed the kitten heel as a sexy heel, instead of the stiletto one. Stella McCARTNEY, Bottega Veneta and of course, Chanel were the trendsetters.

#5. THE TYPE OF SKIRT …CARWASH PLEATS

It’s about the skirt that has those cutouts like carwash pleats! Yes, it’s a weird resemblance, but I stick to it! It’s feminine, sexy, playful and perfectly adaptable with a simple shirt or an oversized sweater! Just like in the Tommy Hilfiger or Christian Dior fashion shows. I have a skirt like that <THANKS TO MY DEAR FRIEND DENISIA> and everyone says that I ripped it and I forgot to fix it back! <Haha, you’re not my audience!>

#6. THE HIGH WAIST PANTS

The high waist pants make you tall and skinny, therefore it makes everything look beautiful! These pants are a must-have during this season no matter the silhouette. Either you choose to put a belt (via Mugler), either you don’t (via Wes Gordon), the high waist pants are the perfect pair for me, for you, for all of us!

#7. CHELSEA BOOTS

The men clothing continue to inspire us, women! If we still “borrow“ the boyfriend jeans, the oversized shirts, let’s even take their casual boots! The black ones, to fit in every situation! You can wear them with business outfits, even with a turtleneck shirt and stockings. Trendsetters: Balenciaga and Issey Miyake.

#8. THE COLLAR AND THE CUFF

Beside the fact that they are pretty, the furry collars and the furry cuffs are more than welcomed in the autumn and winter.  When you are cold, you are cold around the neck and hands, right? The designers chose to make this accessory removable, so that you can have 2 different coats: one with fur, one without. Celine, Michael Kors and Balmain are the designers that brought these in our attention.

#9. ONE SHOULDER

Instead of a normal top, what if you can hide one shoulder only? It’s a brilliant idea if you ask me, because you get to show one and hide one in the same outfit, right?!

#10. THE LOOOONG SLEEVES

The mystery never killed anybody right? Yes, there will be mean people? There will be nasty looks? Yes, you will be judged that you wear a shirt or a jacket that is 4 sizes bigger! Who cares? I don’t! Neither the Creative Directors at Kenzo, Chloe or Celine.

#11. A SPECIAL TYPE OF SKIRT

On the website www.polyvore.com you will find it under the name of <the flounce hem>. When you decide to wear this type of skirt and you start walking, you’ll be feminine and flirty, because the skirt itself is tight but loose on the bottom side. The trendsetters are Louis Vuitton and Christopher Kane.

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Christopher Bailey, Directorul Executiv al casei de moda Burberry, a decis cu vehementa sa revolutioneze moda inca de la inceputul anului 2016 cu articolele vestimentare din colectiile primavara-vara 2016, atat pentru femei cat si pentru barbati.

In cadrul London Fashion Week 2015, casa de moda britanica Burberry a lansat colectia de primavara-vara 2016, o colectie formidabila din punct de vedere al materialelor folosite si al croiului stilat, atat de specific brandului. Aceasta este formata din piese de inspiratie militara, precum butoni, detalii metalice, broderie cusuta manual cu dantela englezeasca, rochii lungi din satin, jachete biker din piele naturala si iconicele trench-uri.

Totodata, introduce publicului accesorii precum Burberry Rucksak, botinele decupate, sandalele cu talpa joasa si ochelarii de soare supradimensionati. Materialele predominante sunt matasea impermeabila, casmirul, satinul, dantela englezeasca pe care sunt aplicate cristalele Swarovski, detaliile metalice si butonii militari. Paleta cromatica este minimalista si contine nuante de negru, alb, albastru navy si nude. Pe ici colo, se strecoara galben, verde pastelat si roz pal.

Modelele au defilat pe muzica solistei britanice Alison Moyet, acompaniata de o orchestra condusa de Joe Duddel, aceasta fiind amplasata in centrul podiumului din incinta Kensington Gardens. La prezentarea de moda au participat Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller, Jourdan Dunn, Tom Odell, regizorul Baz Luhrmann, actorii Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Melanie Laurent si muzicienii Paloma Faith si Tinie Tempah.

Colectia primavara-vara 2016 pentru barbati este una eleganta, stilata cu accente cromatice atipice. Predomina articolele precum trench-ul clasic, pantofii eleganti in 2 culori, deux-piece-uri imbinate cu camasi din dantela englezeasca. Din punct de vedere cromatic, predomina negrul, albul, albastru navy, nude si maro. Nuante precum Bordeaux, mustar si turcoaz pun punctul pe “i” in tinutele atipice. Aceasta colectie descrie barbatul modern, stilat, care adora piesele versatile si deosebite.

SEE THE FULL COLLECTION OF BURBERRY SPRING 2016 WOMENSWEAR:

SEE THE FULL COLLECTION OF BURBERRY SPRING 2016 MENSWEAR:


Christopher Bailey, The Fashion Designer for Burberry, decided to reinvent fashion starting with the Spring Collection 2016 Womenswear & Menswear.

During the London Fashion Week 2015, they launched the Burberry Spring Collection 2016 Womenswear, a beautiful one because of the fabrics and the design itself. The collection has a military inspiration, due to the shirt buttons, the metallic details, the handmade embroidery with the English lace, the long satin dresses, the biker jackets and the iconic trench.

They launched new accessories like the Burberry Rucksak, the ankle boots (cut), the sandals and the oversized sunglasses. The fabrics are: the impermeable silk, the cashmere, the satin, the English lace with Swarovski crystals, the metallic details and the military shirt buttons. The palette is minimalist with black, white, navy and nude. Here and there, you can see shades of yellow, pastel green and pink.

The models marched on the music of the British singer Alison Moyet, along with the orchestra lead by Joe Duddel. The ensemble was in the middle of the runway in Kensington Gardens. In the first row, there were Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller, Jourdan Dunn, Tom Odell, the director Baz Luhrmann, the actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Melanie Laurent and the musicians Paloma Faith and Tinie Tempah.

The Burberry Spring Collection 2016 Menswear is elegant, stylish, with chromatic accents. The fashion show exceeded with the classic trench, the elegant 2 colors shoes, the suits with the English lace shirt. The collection has lots of black, white, navy, nude and brown. Shades as Bordeaux, mustard and turquoise make a statement in the most outrageous outfits.  This collection describes the modern man who loves wearing versatile yet interesting clothing items.

Sursa foto: Vogue
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Iata un exemplu de <STIL ARUNCAT>! Cine ma cunoaste personal, stie despre ce vorbesc!

Aceasta tinuta este exemplul perfect de zi in care iti doresti sa te simti frumoasa, insa sa nu depui prea mult efort pentru asta! Iei la indemana camasa de blugi oversized, suficient de lunga incat sa acopere ce trebuie si cum trebuie, un pulover alb pe gat, o bucata de geanta de blana pentru a-ti manifesta dorul de… iarna si… accesorii!

Totul se termina cu bine cand ai perechea perfecta de cizme: din piele maro, lungi pe picior, cu toc si detalii metalice pe unde “se simte nevoia”. Am fost cam reticenta in achizitionarea acestor cizme anul trecut, insa s-au dovedit a fi versatile, ba chiar le consider a fi o piesa “statement” in garberoba.

Personal, nu-mi place acest imprimeu care te duce cu gandul la pielea de sarpe, insa, in aceasta combinatie, arata chiar bine! Cizmele sunt foarte comode cu acel toc metalic de 9 cm, au o taietura in spate, in partea de sus, menita sa ofere confort cand stai pe scaun.

Nu au fost prima optiune cand am intrat in magazin, insa, odata probate am stiut ca vor fi ale mele!

Camasa de blugi pe post de rochie poate fi purtata cu o bluza pe deasupra lasand partea de jos vizibila, sau chiar cu o fusta mini, lasand la vedere doar tivul camasii (via Chiara Ferragni). Orice varianta ai alege, sigur vei fi remarcata!

Consider ca moda este o lume plina de imaginatie si te lasa sa te joci cu diferite texturi, forme si culori care iti induc starea de spirit din ziua respectiva! Cate dintre voi nu aveti mood-uri de tipul…? – Azi vreau sa par mai tanara! Azi vreau sa par mai matura! Azi vreau sa fiu o scolarita! Azi vreau culoare! Azi voi fi “minimal”!

Eu am decis ca azi sa am un <STIL ARUNCAT>!

Here is a perfect example of a <CAST AWAY> fashion style! Those of you who know me personally, you know what I am talking about!

This outfit is an example of that specific day when you want to feel beautiful but you don’t really want to work for it! You take an oversized denim shirt, long enough to cover your best parts, a white sweater, a furry bag just to tell everyone that you miss winter and… accessories!

It all ends well when you have the perfect pair of boots: brown leather heeled boots, just below the knees with metallic details where “is needed”. I was a little bit skeptic in buying these boots last year, but they proved to be versatile, they are the “statement” boots.

Personally, I am not a fond of this print that leads you to the snake skin, but, in this combination they look pretty good! The boots are very comfy with a 9 cm heel, with a cut in the back meant to be suitable for the sitting position.

They weren’t my first option when I entered into the store, but, once I put them on, I knew they will be mine!

The long denim shirt can be quite a dress if you wear it right: with a sweater on top, or even a mini skirt on the bottom, leaving out the hem of the shirt (via Chiara Ferragni). Either way, you’ll be noticed!

I really think that fashion is a world full of imagination and allows you to play with different fabrics, shapes and colors that induce the state of mind from that specific day! How many of you have moods like…? – Today I want to look younger! Today I want to look older! Today I want to feel just  like a school girl! Today I feel like wearing colors! Today I will be “minimal”!

I decided that today I will be a <CAST AWAY>!

WHITE SWEATER, PULL&BEAR | HERE

DENIM SHIRT, STRADIVARIUS | HERE  

FURRY BAG | SIMILAR HERE & HERE & ALL HERE

THE BOOTS, LA SCARPA STORE (Arena Mall Bacau) | SIMILAR HERE

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“You gotta be HUNGRY!! What are you willing to do today…to choose a brighter future tomorrow? Are you hungry enough to reinvent yourself…to grow beyond your present circumstances…to accept no excuses for not succeeding…to get up again even if you’ve been knocked down…to work harder than you ever have before…for your own life and your dream? Stop settling…you deserve to do more than just survive.

You gotta be HUNGRY!” (Les Brown)

De la nastere pana la moarte, fiecare individ are un singur scop: sa se dezvolte! Dezvoltare personala, dezvoltare intelectuala, dezvoltare profesionala etc. Daca tot avem acest obiectiv, poate ar trebui mai intai sa ne lamurim un pic cu privire la ce inseamna. De ce este atat de important sa ne dezvoltam?! De ce nu este suficient sa invatam strictul necesar pentru noi si esentialul pentru supravietuire?

Suntem oameni nu animale, prin urmare, suntem inzestrati cu ratiune si constiinta! Cadem, ne ridicam, suntem pesimisti, devenim optimisti, suntem slabi, devenim puternici… evoluam! Functionam pe baza de emotii, sentimente si senzatii care ne determina sa actionam in cele mai variate moduri. Avem nevoie sa creem si sa dezvoltam relatii, avem nevoie sa simtim ca apartinem mediului si ca ne apartinem unii altora, cu referire la nevoia de apartenenta din piramida nevoilor a lui Maslow. In cele de mai jos, am enumerat niste sfaturi pe care eu le urmez zilnic ca sa nu-mi pierd focus-ul!

#1. Fa ce in mod normal nu stii sa faci! N-ai fost instruit, n-ai citit, n-ai auzit… insa te implici oricum… pentru ca traim si invatam in mod continuu!

#2. Sustine-ti opiniile prin argumente! Daca in decursul discutiei consideri ca gresesti, admite acest lucru fara rusine si completeaza-ti strategia pentru scopul final!

#3. Vizualizeaza tot! E suficient sa iti imaginezi produsul final si deja drumul pana acolo devine mai usor!

#4. Fa demersurile mai repede decat ai planuit initial! In unele cazuri, daca stai prea mult pe ganduri, ratezi startul si pierzi timp pretios! Un lucru e sigur: timpul e singurul lucru din viata pe care nu-l poti recupera!

#5. Fii echilibrat in orice! In alimentatie, in sport, in relatiile cu ceilalti, la locul de munca, in cheltuileli, in toate.

#6. Fii spontan! Lasa la voia intamplarii imaginatia si traieste clipa! Cum am mai sus: timpul pierdut nu-l recuperezi niciodata! Fa lucrurile la timpul lor! Un exemplu elocvent: toata viata am avut o frica de apa, insa, mi-am propus ca anul acesta sa invat sa inot si sa inving fobia asta odata pentru totdeauna. Si am reusit! Este o satisfactie imensa sa castigi o lupta interioara dupa doua decenii de existenta.

#7. Sapa adanc! Informeaza-te despre temele de actualitate! Citeste presa, citeste carti din domeniul tau, din domenii diferite, citeste orice lucru de folos care iti pica in mana!

#8. Mai bine gata decat perfect! Retuseaza dupa ce ai terminat, ai tot timpul din lume! Startul e cel mai greu in toate.

#9. Foloseste-te de ce resurse ai! Pune-ti in valoare atuurile!

#10. Fii curajos! Inca e valabila afirmatia “daca nu risti, nu castigi”!

#11. Fii “infometat” in fiecare minut! Asta inseamna sa fii perseverent cu tine insuti, sa nu renunti pentru nimic la scopul pe care ti l-ai propus initial. Acest lucru e cel mai greu de indeplinit deoarece multe persoane isi pierd interesul pe parcurs. Nu fi una dintre ele! Pune pe hartie scenariile cele mai proaste si porneste la drum!

#12. Infrunta-ti temerile!

#13. Imprumuta idei de la altii, nu copia pur si simplu! Nu-ti pierde originalitatea nicicum pentru ca iti vei pierde identitatea! Vorba aia: Be yourself! Everyone else is already taken!” (Oscar Wilde)

#14. Greseste! Fara greseli, nu te poti corecta, nu poti deveni mai bun!

#15. Timpul nu schimba nimic! De fapt, tu esti cel care se schimba!

#16. Nu intreba de ce?! Intreabă de ce nu?!

#17. Colaboreaza cu ceilalti! Incearca, pe cat posibil, sa faci munca de echipa acolo unde e cazul. Mai mult ca sigur, te vei lovi de orgolii, de persoane care poate iti vor fura laurii si ideile, iti vor ascunde informatii valoroase din rea-vointa, insa infrunta-le elegant prin progresul tau.

#18. Schimba-te! Creste! Evolueaza!


From birth to death, each person has one meaning in life: to grow! Personal growth, intellectual growth, professional growth… Since we all have that same objective, maybe we know more about it. Why is it so important to grow?! Why isn’t there enough to learn the basics for survival?

We all are humans, not animals, therefore, we have mind and consciousness! We fall, we get up, we are pessimists, we become optimists, we are weak, we become strong… we evolve! We function based on emotions and feeling which determine the actions in the most elaborate ways. We need to establish relationships, we need to feel that we are part of something, of someone, as the Maslow Pyramid sustains. In the following, I shared some of the advices I follow every day in order to always stay focused!

#1. Do what you don’t know! You never read, heard or been trained for it… but you choose to do it anyway… because we live to learn and learn to live!

#2. Sustain your opinion through arguments! If you got it wrong, admit it and complete the strategy to develop the conversation!

#3. Visualize it! It’s better and easier to fight when you picture the final product!

#4. Start earlier than planned! In some cases, if you hesitate too long, you miss the START and you lose precious time! If there’s one thing for sure it’s that the time is irreversible.

#5. Be balanced in everything! In nutrition, health, sports, the friendships you have, at the work place, in spending money, in everything.

#6. Be spontaneous! Go with the flow! As I said before: the time is irreversible! Here’s the perfect example: my whole life I was afraid of water, but, I promised to myself that this year I will defeat this phobia once and for all. And I succeeded! It’s a tremendous accomplishment after two decades of fear.

#7. Dig deeper! Read about current events! Read the newspapers, read book related you your interests, read anything useful that you can find!

#8. Better done than perfect! You can retouch after you finished it because you have all the time in the world! The beginning is always the hardest!

#9. Use what you have! Use your advantages!

#10. Be brave! If you don’t play, you can’t win!

#11. Be “hungry” every minute of it! Be consistent and don’t let go! This one is hard because lots of people just lose the interest. Don’t be one of the quitters! Be aware of the worst scenario and start the project!

#12. Face your fears!

#13. Borrow ideas from other, don’t copy them! “Be yourself! Everyone else is already taken!” (Oscar Wilde)

#14. Make a mistake! Without mistakes, there is no improvement!

#15. Time doesn’t change a thing! In fact, the one that’s changing is you!

#16. Don’t ask why?! Ask why not?!

#17. Teamwork! Where it’s possible, try to do teamwork when necessary. You’ll find people with vanity, people who take advantage of your success, people who can steal your ideas, but face them with your progress!

#18. Change! Grow! Evolve!

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Te pui pe un scaun in fata oglinzii.

Iti deschizi cu mandrie trusa de makeup cu toate nuantele posibile si … imposibile.

Iti scoti din sertar rimelul, creionul de buze, creionul de ochi, blush-ul si alte accesorii.

⇒ READY – SET – GO!

La final, constati ca ceva este in neregula! Cu toata indemanarea si cu toate tutorialele inspirationale de pe internet, parca tot nu ti-a iesit cum te-ai asteptat! Iata posibilele cauze!

  1. Nuanta fondului de ten nu se potriveste cu nuanta ta reala. Din acest motiv chipul tau are o culoare diferita fata de restul corpului. In cazul in care vrei sa adaugi si o costumatie de Halloween, in regula, daca nu, cu siguranta nu vrei sa atragi atentia in felul asta. Intotdeauna testeaza nuanta fondului de ten in magazinele de profil, aplicand o picatura chiar pe gat sa vezi daca intr-adevăr e nuanta potrivita, altfel, ai platit un produs inutil.
  2. Anticearcanul este mult mai deschis decat nuanta fonului de ten. Te vei afla intr-o situatie dificila, intrucat nu iti vei da seama in oglinda de acasa, decat daca ai o lumina foarte buna. Prin anticearcan, doresti sa ascunzi defectele, nu sa le aduci in lumina reflectoarelor. Alege un anticearcan in nuanta piersicii deoarece acesta va ascunde orice tendinta albastruie din zona ochilor.
  3. Nu aplici fond de ten si pe piept. Cand porti o bluza decoltata sau o rochie in care iti expui pieptul, ideal este sa il pudrezi putin intrucat risti sa ai doua nuante diferite in fotografii. Aplica fond de ten pe gat si decolteu cu ajutorul unui burete pentru a avea efectul dorit.
  4. Omiti urechile cand aplici fond de ten. La fel ca si in cazul anterior, vei avea un aspect neplacut dacă omiti urechile. Indicat este sa aplici o nuanta corespunzatoare, intocmai ca problema diferentei de culoare sa nu existe. Daca iti alegi fondul de ten potrivit, aplicarea lui pe urechi nici nu e necesara.
  5. Aplici nuante electrizante in prea multe zone ale fetei. In acest mod, vei atrage atentia in prea multe unghiuri si interlocutorul tau isi va pierde complet orientarea. Putine persoane reusesc sa se machieze in aceasta maniera si le si iasa.
  6. Genele false sunt prea evidente. Daca ti le aplici acasa, mare atentie la pasii de respectat, pentru ca vrei ca rezultatul sa fie unul bun. Nu iti doresti sa se desprinda imediat ce ai iesit din casa. Dupa ce ti le-ai aplicat, iar lipiciul lor s-a uscat, aplica eyeliner chiar din locul in care incep genele false. Ideal este nici sa nu se observe ca le ai, intrucat vor parea de-a dreptul grosolane, parca n-ar fi din peisaj. Daca nu esti sigura pe tine, mai bine mergi la salon. Nu e asa scump sa ti le pui (cam 200 lei), insa merita toti banii daca ai un eveniment la care vrei sa impresionezi. Ulterior, platesti doar intretinerea lor, adica adaugarea catorva fire.
  7. Blush-ul este aplicat gresit. Blush-ul nu trebuie aplicat chiar sub ochi sau aproape de nas intrucat va sublinia exact ce vrei tu sa ascunzi. Pudra de obraz trebuie aplicata pe obraji si putin sub acestia.
  8. Iti faci ochii de pisica exagerati. Prin definitie, efectul ochilor de pisica este menit sa fie unul sexy si vrei ca efectul asta sa fie garantat. Dacă iti doresti sa incerci acest truc, trebuie sa ai multa dexteritate. Da nu o ai, doar prin exercitiu o obtii. Acest machiaj implica multa concentrare si precizie in a trasa conturul cu tus sau creion, dar rezultatul este unul spectaculos, care merita efortul.
  9. Rujul rosu care nu rezista la transfer. Fie iti iei un ruj rezistent la transfer, fie aplici un contur de buze inainte. Nimic nu e mai urat decat sa zambesti si sa ai ruj pe dinti. Personal, consider dizgratios chiar si urma de ruj lasata pe cana de cafea.
  10. Aplici un creion de ochi visiniu care te face sa pari mai obosita ca oricand. In locul acestuia, foloseste un creion negru sau maro inchis, in functie de nuanta tenului.
  11. Sprancenele tale sunt prea definite. Daca mama natura nu te-a inzestrat cu sprancenele perfecte, foloseste o nuanta de fard putin mai deschisa decat parul natural si contureaza-le in voie. Incearca sa nu le “colorezi” prea intens si nici sa depasesti conturul natural. Daca se poarta sprancenele conturate cat mai natural, chiar si groase, tu de ce ti le-ai face subtiri, artificiale? Mai trebuie sa dau exemplul sprancenelor binecunoscute a lei Cara Delevigne?

You sit in your chair in front of the mirror.

You proudly open your makeup kit with all possible and impossible shades of color.

You search in the beauty drawer the mascara, the lip liner, the eye liner, the blush and other stuff to work with.

⇒ READY – SET – GO!

In the end, you realize that something went terribly wrong! With all your skills and all the inspirational tutorials on the internet, the final makeup is not what you expected! Here’s why?

  1. The shade of the foundation does not match to your skin color. That’s why your face has a different color than the rest of the body. That’s ok only if you want to put a Halloween costume, if not, you definitely don’t want to draw attention in a negative way. Always test the foundation at the store, by applying some of it on your neck to see the color that suits you better.
  2. The concealer is way lighter than your foundation. You’ll find yourself in a difficult situation, because you won’t notice the difference at home if you have a poor light. The concealer is meant to hide the flaws, not to bring them into the spotlight. Choose one in the shade of the peach because it will hide every dark circle underneath the eyes.
  3. You forget to apply the foundation on your chest. When you have to wear a shirt with a cleavage or a dress, the deal is to powder the chest just a little bit because, in the end, you’ll just have two different shades and the photos will not be a success. You may apply foundation or powder on your neck too.
  4. You forget to apply the foundation on the ears. It’s the same as #3. Apply the shade that suits you. If you choose the right foundation, applying it to your ears is not even mandatory.
  5. You choose electric colors in way too many areas of your face. That way, you’ll draw attention in way too many angles and the others will lose their focus. Only skilled girls manage to pull that off.
  6. The false eyelashes stand out too much. If you apply them at home, be careful on every step of the way, because you want them to look good. You don’t want to lose them during your walk outside. When you’re done applying them and the glue is dry, draw the eyeliner right where they start. The perfect false eyelashes are those that aren’t noticeable. If you feel you can’t pull it off, it’s better to go to a beauty salon. It’s not that expensive (round 200 lei), but it’s worth it if you have a special event in which you want to get noticed. If you want to keep them, you have to pay just the maintenance, to add extra threads.
  7. Your blush is in the wrong place. The blush shouldn’t get too close to your nose or your eyes because your flaws will stand out. It should be diffused from the apples of your cheeks outward toward your temples, leaving you fresh-faced.
  8. Your cat eyes are too…meow. By definition, the effect of the cat eyes is supposed to be sexy and you just want that to happen. If you try this trick, you’ll have to be skilled. If you are not that qualified, just practice. This makeup involves a lot of concentration and precision in drawing the best contour, but the result is just wow and it’s all worth it.
  9. The red lipstick is all over the place. Either you buy a good one, either you apply a lip liner before it. Nothing is worse than to smile and to have lipstick on your teeth. I find disgusting even the mark of lipstick that sticks to the coffee mug.
  • You choose a burgundy eyeliner that makes you look more tired than ever. You should rather choose a black one or a dark brown according to your natural shade of skin.
  • Your brows are too defined. If the mother-nature has not given you the perfect brows, just use a special tool that defines them in a lighter shade than your natural hair color. Try not to color them up too much. If the trend is to wear them as natural as they are, even if they are thick as hell, why would you ruin that just to make them thinner and ugly? Do I have to mention Cara Delevigne?

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Stiu ca titlul suna ciudat! Stiu ca aveti un deja-vu! Insa, spre mirarea mea si a voastra, consider ca redactarea acestor reguli de conduita pentru a fi “o lady” este absolut necesara!

⇔ REMINDER: Pentru mine! Pentru tine! Pentru ele! Iata care sunt acestea din punctul meu de vedere!

#1. Don’t kiss & tell! Daca cineva ti s-a confesat cu incredere, mai cu seama o prietena, nu transmite informatia doar ca sa impresionezi, sa barfesti, sa faci conversatie. Cu siguranta e o informatie valoroasa, motiv pentru care cu atat mai mult trebuie sa fii mandra de faptul ca ti-a impartasit-o tocmai tie!

#2. Nu fi ipocrita! Gen: nu iti cumpara Dior daca nu ai ce pune in stomac! Nu purta tot aurul din lume pe tine ca sa arati ceea ce nu esti! Nu te minti singura! Nu te ajuta cu nimic si nici nu iti sustine imaginea pe care o pretinzi!

#3. Fii increzatoare in tine si in propriile forte!

#4. “TE ROG” si “MULTUMESC” au fost, sunt si vor fi la moda!

#5. Cumpara-ti un parfum placut, fin! Ca sa va dau un exemplu elocvent, din cele 5 parfumuri pe care le am acasa, doar unul ma caracterizeaza cu adevarat! L-am descoperit in Italia acum 4 ani, cand am achizitionat niste cosmetice de la Beauty Point din Roma si am primit cadou o mostra. Acea esenta a fost #TheOne inca de atunci.

#6. Pantofii cu toc de 11 cm nu sunt pentru oricine! Decat sa te vada lumea ca te chinui sa mergi pe pantofii stiletto preferati, insa prea inalti, mai bine nu-i purta! Da, se vede! Faptul ca incaltamintea te jeneaza, se vede! Sa nu credeti ca eu n-am pantofi incomozi dar superbi din toate punctele de vedere. Insa ii port doar cand merg foaaarte putin pe jos, eventual la un restaurant unde nu fac decat sa ma asez pe scaun, nicidecum in club, la petreceri sau nunti unde dansez mult.

#7. Recunoaste-ti vina! Fie ca e in relatia de cuplu, fie ca e in relatia cu un coleg de la servici sau chiar la supermarket, daca ai gresit, admite asta! “Imi cer scuze, cred ca v-am dat mai putini bani pe produsele din cos!”, “Scuze, n-am vazut e-mailul in timp util!”, “Stiu ca trebuia sa spal vasele, insa sunt foarte obosita! Le spal, insa dupa ce ma odihnesc putin.”

#8. Numara paharele de vin pe care le bei! Cand crezi ca ai ajuns la limita admisa, opreste-te! Nimic nu e mai groaznic decat sa te imbeti si sa se vada acest lucru!

#9. Fii punctuala! Nimanui din lumea asta nu ii place sa astepte inutil!

#10. Ce tie nu-ti place, altuia nu face! Daca cel de langa tine a facut o greseala, nu rade de el! E de prost-gust, il faci sa se simta prost, si, in fond, nimeni nu e perfect, iar tu stii asta!

#11. Nu te impotmoli in termenul “PERFECTIUNE”! Nimeni din lumea asta nu reprezinta perfectiunea intruchipata! Nici fotomodelele, nici starurile de cinema, nici tu! Cunoaste-ti defectele si accepta-le asa cum sunt! #YouLookDisgusting

#12. Informatia inseamna putere! Daca este vreo combinatie ideala in lumea asta, aceea e frumusetea cu inteligenta. E crunt sa te simti pe dinafara! TV, presa, reviste de specialitate, www.descopera.ro www.ceascadecultura.ro www.historia.ro www.vogue.com – take your pick! Citeste mult, bine si cu rost!

#13. Bunul simt primeaza in orice situatie!

#14. Pe cat posibil, mentine-te in forma! Fie ca te duci la sala, fie ca faci abdomene acasa, fie ca te plimbi prin magazine J ocupa-te de aspectul tau fizic, nu doar prin haine, ci si prin alimentatie si sport. Ideea e sa fii energica si sa te simti bine in pielea ta, nu neaparat sa fii slaba. Tocmai ce vorbeam de increderea in sine!

#15. When in doubt, be well mannered! Nu-ti pierde cumpatul, chiar daca situatia o cere! Nu adresa injurii ca la usa cortului, chiar daca interlocutorul tau o merita cu varf si indesat. Cu totii am trecut prin situatia asta!


I know that the topic is a little odd! I know that is a deja-vu for you! But, I really think that expressing these “flawless rules” all over again is mandatory!

⇔ REMINDER: For me! For you! For them! Here they are, from my point of view!

#1. Don’t kiss & tell! If someone thought that you are trustworthy and told you a secret, especially if she’s a friend of yours, prove them right! Don’t make an entire conversation, don’t gossip that thing with others. You have to be proud that she told you, and only you. For sure, it’s valuable.

#2. Don’t be a hypocrite! Don’t buy Dior from head to toes, if you don’t have anything to eat! Do not wear 10 pounds of gold jewelry on you just to show off! Don’t lie to yourself! It doesn’t help you at all, it doesn’t sustain the image you pretend to have!

#3. Be confident in you!

#4. “PLEASE” and “THANK YOU” are not overrated! They are still fashionable!

#5. Buy yourself a nice perfume! For example, even if I have 5 different bottles of perfume at home, only one gets me completely. I found it in Italy, 4 years ago, when I bought some beauty products from Beauty Point in Rome and I got a sample of it in the bag. That scent was #TheOne ever since.

#6. 4 inches high heels are not for everyone! If you struggle just to walk in those shoes, the others can probably see that too. Don’t wear them just yet! The fact that the shoes are killing you softly, it shows! I have some pair of high heels that are uncomfortable but beautiful. I wear them only when I go somewhere with a car or when, for example, I go out at the restaurant and just sit on the chair, not at weddings and parties where I have to dance.

#7. Admit your mistakes! Even if it’s at home with your partner, or at work with a colleague or at the supermarket. Admit it! “I’m sorry but I think I didn’t give you enough money!”, “Sorry, I haven’t open just yet the Inbox”, “I know that I was supposed to wash the dishes, but I am tired! I’ll wash them, but after I take a nap for a while!”

#8. Count the glasses of wine! When you think you have reached the limit, stop! Nothing is more disgusting that a woman drunk enough to go crazy!

#9. Always be punctual! Nobody likes to wait!

#10. If you don’t like it, don’t do it to anyone! If someone made a mistake, don’t laugh at him/her! It’s tacky, you’ll just make him uncomfortable and, after all, nobody’s perfect and you know it!

#11. Don’t beat yourself up with “PERFECTION”! Nobody is perfect! Nor the models, nor the movie stars, not even you! Be aware of your flaws and embrace them! #YouLookDisgusting

#12. Knowledge is power! If there’s one perfect combination in the world, that’s beauty and intelligence. It’s hard to be left outside when it comes to debate something. TV, newspapers, magazines, www.descopera.ro www.ceascadecultura.ro www.historia.ro www.vogue.com – take your pick! Read a lot!

#13. Common sense comes first!

#14. Be fit! Either you go to the gym, either you work out at home, or even you make your cardio doing shopping all day, you have to take care of your figure! You have to do it through sports, through clothing and by eating healthy. The idea is to be energetic and to feel good in your own skin, not necessarily to be skinny. Read #11 all over again.

#15. When in doubt, be well mannered! Don’t lose it, even if the situation gets you up to your nerve, even if the person you are talking to, totally deserves it! We’ve all been there!

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“Don’t let go

Never give up,

It’s such a WONDERFUL LIFE!”

HAPPINESS (2010) & EXILE (2013) sunt niste albume GENIALE! Si o spun la modul cel mai serios! Fiecare melodie ocupa un loc aparte in mintea si inima mea! De regula, dintr-un album de 12 melodii, daca ajungi sa adori 6 melodii e bine, insa la Hurts nu e cazul! Toate imi plac si toate le ascult cu drag in masina, la sala, la birou, oriunde apuc 3 minute consecutive!

Asadar, Hurts a revenit pentru a treia oara in concert in Romania, la Bucuresti, la Romexpo. Concertul din 11 octombrie 2013 a facut parte din “The Exile Tour”. A fost o buna perioada in care s-a tot vorbit despre Theo Hutchcraft si Adam Anderson, membrii formatiei, motiv pentru care ne-au onorat cu prezenta si in Fratelli Studio (Bucuresti, 2011) si Summer Well (Domeniul Stirbei, Buftea, 2012). 2013 a fost anul meu!

In deschidere, au cantat cei de la trupa YellLow, de care, sincera sa fiu, nu auzisem pana atunci. Un ritm electro-pop mi-a captat atentia pe cand eram la bar (hihi) si chiar am recunoscut beat-ul melodiilor Crimson” si Scream”.

Au urmat baietii de la Grimus, o trupa care a cantat in deschiderea unor concerte cu nume mari, precum Placebo (2012) sau Red Hot Chilli Peppers (2012). Piesa de final, High a adus-o in prim plan pe Laura Cosoi, protagonista videoclipului care a rulat pentru prima oara pe ecranele din Romexpo.

La exact 21:30, a inceput nebunia! A SE NOTA – N E B U N I A! Cei doi au intrat pe scena alaturi de ceilalti instrumentisti, concertul efectiv incepand pe ritmurile melodiei Exile, nume ce da si titlul ultimului album lansat. Daca stiti melodia, va puteti da seama cam ce energie si ce panica si-a luat mai toata lumea. “Exile” este o declaratie de maturitate, ingloband corelatii despre viata, moarte, fapte si motive existentiale, deci TOTUL IN DOAR UN CUVANT.

Direct in vene mi s-a dus ritmul piesei, lucru pe care energizantul nu a fost capabil sa-l faca. Theo a fost energic, iar Adam a avut o prezenta eleganta si tacuta. Baietii au un stil vestimentar de efect, prin simplitate si nimic mai mult. De regula, tinutele lor sunt simple:

  1. Camasa alba si pantaloni negri eleganti (Theo) + camasa alba cu manecile suflecate, pantaloni negri si bretele (Adam).
  2. Maleta neagra, sacou elegant negru si pantaloni negri (Theo) + maleta neagra, vesta neagra si pantaloni negri (Adam).
  3. Parul si-l aranjeaza in cateva minute, la un un frizer marocan din Manchester, UK pentru doar 5 lire. Si sunt mandri de asta!

Dupa cum observati, culorile preferate de ei sunt albul si negrul in diferite combinatii. Nici de aceasta data, cei doi nu au facut exceptie: Adam a avut o tinuta ALL BLACK + trench (sinistru, dar sexy), Theo – camasa alba, vesta neagra, sacou negru + o capa (impunatoare si misterioasa). Scena arata de-a dreptul dramatic, cu numele trupei inscriptionat pe un fundal negru gigantic. Vocea angelica a lui Theo a fost muuuuuult mai buna decat pe CD sau pe YouTube, iar talentul lui Adam de a canta la pian sau la chitara este impresionant.

BUT IT GETS BETTER! Show-ul de lumini violent a culminat cu momentul in care Theo a distrus (#sexy) stativul pentru microfon pe un pasaj instrumental rock din mijlocul unei balade. Lumea a ramas masca, insa momentul a fost pe cat de socant, pe atat de pasional si atractiv, mai ales pentru fetele din primul rand care si-au rupt corzile vocale.

BETTER AND BETTER! Solistul a purtat in jurul gatului tricolorul tarii si a interpretat piesa Stay”, de care publicul nu se mai satura si au cerut bis! Mai toata lumea a plans la piesa asta, inclusiv sora mea Gabriela (Sorry sis, I had to say it!). Versurile in sine te loveau direct in inima.

BETTER THAN LOVE IS … ACTUAL LOVE! Pe parcursul intregii seri, carismaticul Theo a oferit publicului numerosi trandafiri albi, familiari deja in cadrul concertelor Hurts si a multumit publicului in limba romana in repetate randuri.

THE PLAYLIST:Wonderful Life“, “Illuminated”, Stay, “Miracle, Somebody to die for, Sandman, BlindThe Road, “Blood, Tears and Gold, Silver Lining, Unspoken” si Sunday (videoclip filmat in Romania), “Better than love (videoclip filmat in Romania, in care apare si Laura Cosoi) si muuulte altele.

<TRUE STORY> Theo si Adam se intalnesc intr-un club de noapte din Manchester in 2005. In timpul acelei nopți, beti fiind, ei ajung sa se cunoasca si sa vorbeasca despre muzica, realizand ca au lucruri in comun. Prin urmare, decid sa formeze o trupa, iar eu sunt fericita pentru asta! Melodiile lor apartin genului muzical synthpop si sunt intense, emblematice, impresionante, iar videoclipurile sunt atat de bine gandite incat, cand crezi ca i-ai dat de capat, apare un element care te duce in cealalta directie. Oricum, viitoarele melodii necesita o noua “depresie” pentru cei doi, pentru a iesi mai geniale ca cele scoase pana acum. Zic eu!

“Another second in the SUNSHINE,

A decade in the dark taking part in a DREAM.

Have you forgotten what she looks like?

Or do you only SEE what you want to BELIEVE?”


HAPPINESS (2010) & EXILE (2013) are two BRILLIANT music albums! And I really mean it! Each and every song has a special place in my mind and heart! Usually, out of 12 songs from a music album, you don’t really like more than 6 of them, but with Hurts is not the case! I love them all and I take advantage of every 3 minutes in a row, just to listen their songs: in my car, at the gym, in the office!

Therefore, Hurts came back in Romania for the third time, at Romexpo, Bucharest. The concert was scheduled on October 11th, 2013 and Romania was one of the list of the countries where they had “The Exile Tour”. The band has unlimited number of fans, that’s why Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson came in Fratelli Studio (Bucharest, 2011) and in the line-up of Summer Well (Buftea, 2012). 2013 was my year of glory!

The YellLow Band performed at the opening of Hurts, a band I’ve never heard of until then. An electro-pop rhythm caught my attention while I was at the bar (hihi) and I even remembered the beat of Crimson” and Scream”.

Afterwards, Grimus, the band that opened the concerts of famous artists like Placebo (2012) or Red Hot Chilli Peppers (2012) performed for a full hour before Hurts hit the stage. The final song, High brought into the light the beautiful actress Laura Cosoi, the leading role from the video.

At 09:00 PM sharp, the madness began! PLEASE NOTE – M A D N E S S! The two members of the band performed along with the other instrumentalists. The show started with the song Exile, the name of their album. If you remember the specific song, you can even imagine the energy of the crowd. “Exile” is a statement of maturity, where life, death and certain feelings are all-in-one. EVERYTHING IN JUST ONE WORD!

The rhythm of the song got into my veins, and not even the energy drink could do that. Theo was energetic, and Adam had an elegant and quiet figure, as usual. The boys have a particular style, based on simplicity and nothing more. Usually, their outfits are quite simple:

  1. White shirt and black elegant pants (Theo) + white shirt with the sleeves rolled up, black pants and suspenders (Adam).
  2. Black turtleneck, black elegant blazer and black pants (Theo) + black turtleneck, black vest and black pants (Adam).
  3. A Moroccan hairstylist fixes their hair before every show. He is from Manchester, UK and he does it for only 5 pounds. And they are proud of it!

As you already noticed, their favorite colors are black and white, in different combinations. This time was exactly the same! Adam had an outfit ALL BLACK + a trench (sinister, but sexy), Theo – white shirt, black vest, black blazer + a cape (impressive and mysterious). The stage was dramatic, with the name of the band imprinted on the giant black background. Theo’s voice was waaaaaay better than on CD or YouTube, and Adam’s talent playing the piano and the guitar was outstanding.

BUT IT GETS BETTER! The lighting show was pretty violent and I loved it! At some point, Theo got into the mood and “destroyed” (#sexy) the microphone stand on an instrumental rock song. The crowd was amazed, and the moment was as shocking as it can get, also passionate and hot, especially for the girls in the first row who screamed louder than anyone there.

BETTER AND BETTER! Theo had around his neck our flag and performed the song Stay. The crowd wanted more, shouting “one more time” and they even cried on this song, including my sister Gabriela (Sorry sis, I had to say it!). The lyrics were more powerful than never!

BETTER THAN LOVE IS … ACTUAL LOVE! The whole show, Theo threw white roses in the crowd and expressed his gratitude to the audience in our language.

THE PLAYLIST:Wonderful Life“, “Illuminated”, Stay, “Miracle, Somebody to die for, Sandman, BlindThe Road, “Blood, Tears and Gold, Silver Lining, Unspoken” si Sunday (video filmed in Romania), “Better than love (video filmed in Romania, where the star is the actress Laura Cosoi).

<TRUE STORY> Theo and Adam met in 2005 in a nightclub in Manchester. During that night, while they were drunk, they got to know each other and they started to talk about music. Therefore, they decided to form the band Hurts, and I am truly happy for that! Their songs belong to a specific type of music called synthpop and they are intense, impressive, quite charming, and the videos are emotional and smart, from a different point of view, not the one you can predict! Either way, the future songs need a new “depression”, just to be more brilliant than the ones they already have. As I would say!

SPORTY OUTFIT: BOYFRIEND JEANS, ZARA | SIMILAR HERE 

WHITE BASIC T-SHIRT, H&M | SIMILAR HERE 

BAGATT ANKLE BOOTS | SIMILAR HERE 

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“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
(Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita)

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Stilul Lolita este un stil vestimentar lasat la voia imaginatiei. Lolita are atat o parte romantica cat si una sexy, provocatoare sau dimpotriva, ingenua, clasica ori de ce nu, vintage. Cu siguranta nu pot da o definitie clara si definitive intrucat e un stil vestimentar cu adevarat particular. Astfel, nu poate fi incadrat in anumite reguli, motiv pentru care m-am jucat cu diferite texturi, culori, accesorii si cu… Calvin Klein Ck Bubble Gum lip gloss, pe care l-am achizitionat de la TK Maxx (Londra).

Tu crezi in dragoste la prima vedere? Eu da! Fustita roz, pe care am achizitionat-o de la New Yorker a fost, este si va fi una din piesele mele preferate din garderoba. Imediat cum am vazut-o in magazin, am simtit ca parca cineva mi-a citit gandurile si a creat-o special pentru mine. Am vazut-o in 2 nuante: roz pudrat (foto) si un gri deschis, pe care si in ziua de azi regret ca nu l-am luat. Mi-am asumat faptul ca va fi dificil sa o asortez cu ceva ce as putea avea acasa, insa mi-am zis “Inventez!”

Astfel am integrat-o in garderoba de zi cu zi pentru un look soft si am ales sa o asortez un un pulover in culoarea untului (ZARA) si o pereche de sosete peste genunchi in aceeasi nuanta (H&M). Cu alte ocazii, am purtat-o cu un pulover negru cu umerii goi (achizitionat acum 100 de ani de la Kenvelo), ciorapi negri mati 40 den si o pereche de botine negre.

Protagonistele tinutelor de tip Lolita servesc ceai, privesc carusele, sunt in natura la un picnic. Eu am ales sa iau la purtator o acadea, lip gloss-ul preferat si sa ies in natura care parca a prins viata zilele astea.

Asadar, lasa-ti imaginatia sa zboare si “inventeaza” tinute care sa reprezinte biletul de iesire spre marele Alter Ego!

The Lolita style is left to its own imagination. Lolita has a romantic side and a sexy, provocative but ingénue one, or even classic or, why not, vintage. One thing is for sure, you can’t really define this fashion style because is truly particular in every way possible. So, you cannot frame it based on some rules, that’s why I chose to play with different textures, colors, accessories and… Calvin Klein Ck Bubble Gum lip gloss, bought from TK Maxx (London).

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do! The pink skirt, the one that I bought from New Yorker was, is and will be one of my favorite pieces of clothing from my wardrobe. As soon as I saw it, I felt like the designer read my thoughts and created it especially for me. I saw it on pink and light grey, which I regret even today that I didn’t buy. I knew that it would be difficult to match it with something from my closet, but I thought “I make something up!”

So I integrated it in my daily outfits for a soft look and I chose to wear it with a beige wool sweater (ZARA) and a pair of over the knee beige socks (H&M). In other occasions, I wore it with a black sweater (bought 100 years ago from Kenvelo), black stockings 40 den and black boots.

The main characters of the Lolita style drink tea, look at the carousels or go out on a picnic. For the photo shoot I chose to bring a lollypop, my favorite lip gloss and to go out in the nature just to enjoy the beautiful day.

Therefore, let your imagination go wild and “invent” looks to represent your way out to the big Alter Ego!

PINK WOOL SHORT SKIRT, NEW YORKER | SIMILAR HERE

BEIGE KNITTED SWEATER, ZARA | SIMILAR HERE  

OVER THE KNEE BEIGE SOCKS | SIMILAR HERE

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“Our imagination flies – we are its shadow on the earth.” (Vladimir Nabokov)

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15 IUNIE – 01 OCTOMBRIE 2011: CEA MAI NEBUNA VARA PE CARE AM AVUT-O!

Va jur ca nici nu stiu cu ce sa incep! Cu faptul ca a fost cea mai nebuna experienta din toate cate am avut pana acum? Ca a reprezentat tocmai trecerea dintre copilarie si maturitate? Ca am cunoscut atatea nationalitati de oameni? Ca am trecut foarte rapid de la regretul ca am ajuns acolo, pana la regretul ca nu am mai stat? Ca am scapat teafara ca prin urechile acului in situatii dificile, cum nici n-am crezut ca ajung? Ca am cunoscut oameni minunati cu care am legat o prietenie vesnica? Ca am vizitat frumoasele meleaguri grecesti si am cunoscut grecii cu bune si cu rele? Ca am pierdut 5 nopti pe saptamana din 7 in club? Ca atmosfera era atat de faina incat nu conta ca a doua zi incepeam tura la 07:00? Ca n-am cheltuit un sfant pe nici o bautura in oras?

GREU!

Creta este cunoscuta pentru istoria ei complexa, acele locuri “vorbesc” si azi despre timpurile de odinioara. Fiind cea mai mare insula greceasca, recunosc faptul ca sunt bucuroasa ca am ajuns sa o vad pe indelete, timp de 3 luni si jumatate (atat frumusetea din pliantele agentiilor de turism, cat si partea intunecata a ei).

ATENA, MALIA, CHANIA, RETHYMNO, HERAKLION, HERSONISSOS, AGIOS NIKOLAOS, IERAPETRA, SITIA…you name it! Been there, done that! (foto Crete Travel). Imbracamintea a fost lejera, reprezentata prin zeci de rochite si fuste cu tricouri lejere si accesorii statement, cu sandalute romane pe timp de zi si stiletto seara in club. Am avut vreo 7 costume de baie de diferite culori si o palarie chic care sa ma protejeze de razele puternice.

#myfavourite: RETHYMNO (este un oras atat de superb, incat m-as muta oricand acolo), HERSONISSOS (plaja perfecta, cluburile vibrante, in special NEW YORK DAY&NIGHT BEACH CLUB si STAR BEACH), HERAKLION (portul in care am simtit ca mi se rupe inima cand m-am urcat in feribot, la plecare), ATENA (portul in care am simtit teama de necunoscut, la sosire), CHANIA (portul + orasul vechi – #superbe, preturile piperate de la tavernele lor – #notthatmuch), AGIOS NIKOLAOS (ziua perfecta petrecuta alaturi de prietena mea, Monica cu ocazia aniversarii ei), IERAPETRA & SITIA (privelisti extraordinare). Le-am numit pe toate, nu-i asa?

Initial, am aplicat pentru un job in America prin programul pentru studenti “Work&Travel”, insa, spre fericirea mea nu am mai ajuns acolo. In schimb, banii destinati pentru State au fost directionati spre un job de ajutor de ospatar in Grecia, Insula Creta, Malia la Hotelul Malia Bay Hotel&Bungalows **** Jobul s-a dovedit a fi oribil la inceput, insa pofta vine mancand si a inceput sa imi placa! Nicicum pentru jobul in sine, ci pentru oamenii cu care am lucrat, atat studentii romani si unguri veniti prin acelasi program, cat si colegii de diferite nationalitati pe care i-am cunoscut in hotel. Ce-i drept, Directorul General, Maitre si Head Receptionist erau groaznic de severi! Ganditi-va la o severitate stupida, asupra unor servetele de masa sau a unui colt de scaun, deci, prostesc de severi!

Desi agentia mi-a spus ca ma va astepta cineva la sosire, nu a fost asa! Cu putinii centi de pe telefon, am sunat la receptia hotelului si le-am spus cine sunt si ce caut acolo. Acestia habar nu aveau de mine si de ce trebuia sa fac acolo. Intr-un final, lucrurile s-au lamurit si au trimis un microbuz cu un sofer grec, batran, ciudat care nu stia o boaba de engleza. Putea fi oricine, iar eu m-am urcat in microbuzul lui pe motiv ca mi-a spus “Adriana? Malia Bay?” Yes, please!

Dupa ce am facut cunostinta cu cerintele postului, m-au condus intr-o camera cu 4 paturi si o baie, destul de draguta, vis-à-vis de hotel. In acea seara, am facut cunostinta cu ceilalti colegi veniti prin acelasi program: formatia de animatori (5 italieni), ajutorul de bucatar (Janos-Romania), ajutorii de ospatari (David-Romania, Tomas-Lituania), bucatarii si ajutorii de bucatari greci (Buna, Panagiotis!)  si… CRISTINA & MONICA! Impreuna, am format The Powerpuff Girls J Glumesc! Stand in aceeasi camera, traind emotiile de inceput, parcurs si sfarsit, fiind pe acelasi job si plangandu-ne impreuna de tot ce se intampla in restaurant, ne-am apropiat mult si am devenit prietene in toata regula pana in ziua de astazi! Este unul din lucrurile pentru care sunt recunoscatoare pentru experienta in Grecia.

Fiind o persoana joviala, vorbitoare de limba italiana, engleza si franceza, mereu zambitoare, Directorul General a hotarat sa ma mute luna august la Pool Bar. Aici i-am cunoscut pe Zacharias (Grecia), Nikos (Grecia) si Jane (Germania) care m-au invatat cum sa prepar cocktail-uri, cum sa fac turistii sa-si cheltuie banii pe alte bauturi decat cele in regim de all-inclusive (OUZO, RAKI, vin alb, vin rosu).

MALIA este “Ibiza Greciei”. Centrul orasului prinde viata noaptea prin laserele cluburilor de noapte, tavernele deschise non-stop, pool bar-urilor si magazinelor de suveniruri/haine si nimicuri. Gaseai absolut orice pe strazile acestui oras, absolut orice! Daca voiai sa iti faci un tatuaj la 5 dimineata, daca voiai ceasuri Tiffany&Co (false, desigur), daca voiai suveniruri excentrice, prajituri specifice, pita gyros direct de la sursa, sa inchiriezi scutere, sa te relaxezi intr-un hamac, sa mananci un cheeseburger la McDonald’s in plina noapte, dupa care sa te intorci in club (Apollo, Malibu, Safari Club, Bar One, Cloud 9, Zig Zag, Candy Club s.a.), petreceri cu spuma, daca voiai sa dansezi doar muzica RnB, voiai muzica comerciala, voiai doar muzica Rock, le voiai combinate, sau sa vezi linistit meciul alaturi de prieteni la o bere…you name it! In Malia le gaseai toate! Si impreuna si separat!

Experienta in Grecia a fost minunata din toate punctele de vedere! Am vazut si partea nevazuta a servirii all inclusive, am cunoscut diverse tipologii de oameni (turistii si staff-ul), am invatat cum sa ma descurc in diverse situatii dificile la locul de munca, am simtit pe propria piele ce greu trebuie sa muncesti pentru a livra acel hotel de 4 stele promis turistilor.

Recomand experienta tuturor studentilor care au acces la programul Work&Travel!




15th OF JUNE – 01st of OCTOBER 2011: THE CRAZIEST SUMMER I’VE EVER HAD!

I swear I do not even know where to start! With the fact that it was the most intense experience of them all?! That it was the beginning of the maturity? That I met all those different nationalities? That I switched from the regret of being there to the regret that I left? That I got out of all those horrible situations, in which I never thought I would get into? That I met some beautiful people and we became friends for a long time? That I visited all that I could and I met Greek people with the good and the bad? That I used to party 5 nights in a row, out of 7 per week? That the atmosphere was insane that I didn’t care that the next day my shift would start at 7 o’clock? That I haven’t spent a dime on a drink while I was there?

TOUGH ONE!

Crete Island is known for the complex history, those places “talk” even today about those good old times. Being the biggest Greek island, I admit that I got lucky to visit it all, for 3 and a half month (the beautiful places described on those travel agency’s flyers, but also the darkest parts of it).

ATHENS, MALIA, CHANIA, RETHYMNO, IRAKLIO, HERSONISSOS, AGIOS NIKOLAOS, IERAPETRA, SITIA…you name it! Been there, done that! (foto Crete Travel). I wore only casual clothing: dozens of casual and sexy dresses, a bunch of skirts and casual t-shirts with statement jewelry, roman sandals during the day and stiletto during the night. I had with me 7 different swimsuits and a chic hat to protect me from the sun.

#myfavourites: RETHYMNO (is a beautiful city and I wouldn’t hesitate in moving there anytime), HERSONISSOS (the perfect beach, the vibrant night clubs, especially NEW YORK DAY&NIGHT BEACH CLUB and STAR BEACH), HERAKLION (the port where I had my heart broken when I got in the ferry at the departure), ATHENS (the port where I felt fear for the unknown at the arrival), CHANIA (the port + the old city – #beautiful, the high prices at their taverns – #notthatmuch), AGIOS NIKOLAOS (the perfect day spent with my friend, Monica, for her birthday), IERAPETRA & SITIA (beautiful views). I named all of them, right?

Initially, I applied for a job in USA due to the “Work&Travel” Program for Students, but, I never got there. In exchange, the money meant to be for the States, got redirected for a job as waiter’s assistant in Greece, Crete Island, at Malia Bay Hotel&Bungalows **** At the beginning, the job sucked big time, but, in time, I got used to it! Not for the job description, but for the people I worked with: the foreign students (romanian & hungarian) and the colleagues from all over the world. The General Manager, the Maitre and the Head Receptionist were insanely severe! Like the stupidest severity of them all!

Even though the agency told me that there will be someone at the airport to claim me, it wasn’t the case! Therefore, I called at the reception and I told them that I was in the port already, even though I had very few cents on my phone! They had no idea who was I and what I was supposed to do there. Finally, the things have cleared up and they sent a Greek bus driver to take me to the hotel. He couldn’t speak English, but the only thing could say was: “Adriana? Malia Bay?” Yes, please!

After I was told the job description, they checked me into a room with 4 beds and a bathroom, quite nice, across the hotel. That night I met the other colleagues: the animation team (5 italians), the sous-chef (Janos-Romania), the other waiter’s assistants (David-Romania, Tomas-Lithuania), the Greek staff from the kitchen (Hello, Panagiotis! Hello, my little friend!) and… CRISTINA & MONICA! Together, we were The Powerpuff Girls J I’m kidding! We lived under the same roof, we shared so many memories, we had the same job and the same complaints regarding the staff and the restaurant, that we got close enough and we became best friends ever since! This is one of the best things that I will always be grateful for, after the experience in Greece.

Being joyful all the time, an Italian, English and French speaker, the General Manager decided to promote me for a whole month as bar assistant at the Pool Bar. There, I met Zacharias (Greece), Nikos (Greece) and Jane (Germania) who taught me to fix cocktails, how to get the tourists to spend money on real drinks rather than the ones at the all-inclusive (OUZO, RAKI, white wine, red wine).

MALIA is the “Ibiza of Greece”. The center of the town becomes alive at night, due to the clubs, the taverns opened all day and all night, the pool bars, the souvenir shops, the clothing shops and other stuff. You would find absolutely anything on these streets, anything! If you wanted to get a tattoo at 5 AM, if you wanted a Tiffany&Co watch (false, of course), if you wanted to buy eccentric souvenirs, cookies, pita gyros straight from the source, to rent a scooter, to relax into a hammock, to eat a cheeseburger at McDonald’s in the middle of the night, then to go back into the club (Apollo, Malibu, Safari Club, Bar One, Cloud 9, Zig Zag, Candy Club and many more), if you wanted a foam party, if you wanted a RnB Club, to dance on a commercial music or Rock music, if you wanted them combined, or just to watch a sports game with your mates drinking beer…you name it! In Malia you would find them all! Together and separately!

The experience in Greece was wonderful from all points of view! I experienced the seen and the unseen of the all-inclusive, I’ve met all kinds of people (the tourists and the staff), I’ve learnt how to deal with difficult situations at work, I took part of the hard work of the staff to deliver the 4 star hotel that Malia Bay Hotel&Bungalows is meant to be.

I recommend the experience to all the students that have access to the Work&Travel Program!
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