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First Snow

Winter is here! I can't say I'm happy with the cold weather, sure the snow on trees looks awesome in pictures but it doesn't really feel that great. As you can see I'm not a big fan of winter and cold days.

Last week I had to go to Brasov (a really nice town here in Romania) with some business. So thursday morning after sleeping like 3 hours or so (I watched a movie and lost track of time and went to sleep at 2:30am and woke up around 5:30am) and  running like crazy through the house doing my luggage, straightening my hair, doing my make up, shower and all the other stuff we girls have to do (and after I changed my bag with another one cuz the first wasn't big enough for all the crazy stuff I was bringing with me) I went out the door with like 50minutes before the train was leaving. And imagine me with my laptop bag on one shoulder and a small bag over it and the big bag with all my stuff going like crazy after busses and the subway and finally getting to the train station at 8:17am :D I was happy, I could buy my ticket and catch the train! Well, I forgot to mention that I haven't traveled by train in like forever :D And as I was asking for my train ticket, the lady from the ticket center or how you call it said to me that the train is beeing late. I was thinking like 15-20minutes or so, oh how I was mistaken, it was like one hour. I was a bit in awe, but thought to myself well one hour is not that much so I went to McDonalds and grabbed a milkshake and something to eat. I stayed in there for a while and eventually went to see how long till the train arrive. The time went from one hour to 85minutes, I thought I was going to be sick (to wait in cold weather it's not that great, forgot to tell you that in Bucharest that morning were like 2degrees). So I waited but the time frame was getting bigger, it went up to 105minutes and then to 115minutes and eventually the train arrived. I got to Brasov, where it snowed already and the mountains and everything was white (I have pictures), solved my stuff and then hanged out with my cousin till late. I went back to Bucharest the next evening with a train that arrived and left in time (thank god).

So not a post about me and fashion (well mostly about me, not about fashion), but with really nice pictures. Enjoy!

A venit iarna! Nu suport vremea rece de fel, sigur zapada pe copaci arata genial in poze, dar frigul nu se simte la fel de bine pe piele. Dupa cum vedeti nu sunt mare fan al iernii si vremii reci.

Si acum legat de prima zapada si contactul meu cu ea pe anul asta. Saptamana trecuta a trebuit sa dau o fuga pana in Brasov cu ceva treaba. Asa ca joi de dimineata, dupa ce dormisem doar 3 ore (m'am apucat sa ma uit la un film si am lungit'o aiurea, m'am bagat in pat pe la 2:30 si m'am trezit in jur de 5:30 ca sa prind trenul) si dupa ce m'am invartit aiurea prin casa facand bagajul, indreptandu'mi parul, machiajul, dus si restul de chestii pe care le facem noi fetele si care ne iau o groaza de vreme (ah, si dupa ce am schimbat geanta cu alta, pentru ca in prima nu incapeau toate prostiile pe care le'am carat cu mine pentru 2 zile :D) am reusit sa ies pe usa, intr'un final, cu vreo 50 de minute inainte sa plece trenul :)) Si imaginati'va, eu cu o geanta de laptop atarnand pe o parte si cu alta geanta mica peste ea, si cu bagajul in cealalta mana, alergand dupa autobuz (plin pana la refuz) si metrou si ajungand in gara la 8:17, record jur. Eram tare fericita de realizare, si asa fericita cum eram eu m'am dus sa cumpar biletul, logic, si tanti de la bilete mi'a spus ca intarzie trenul. Bun, ma gandeam ca undeva la 15-20minute sau ceva de genul, dar nu, intarzia o ora. Eram un pic socata, dar na e Romania, e ceva normal :)), asa ca m'am dus pana la Mec sa imi iau un shake si ceva sa mananc. Am stat acolo cat am stat, m'am plictisit pana la urma si am zis sa ma duc sa vad cat mai e pana vine trenul. Si ce sa vezi, de la 60minute, a ajuns la 85, mi'a picat fata efectiv (adica era frig afara si in gara nu e cald ca e in aer liber, dupa cum stiti, si in dimineata aia erau vreo 2 grade in Bucuresti, groaznic). Am asteptat, dar asteptarea mea s'a intins la 105minute, apoi la 115 si intr'un final a aparut si trenul. Am reusit sa ajung si in Brasov pe la un 1 si un pic, unde ninsese deja si muntii, copacii si totul erau inveliti in alb (tare pitoresc, am poze!!!), mi'am rezolvat treburile si apoi am pierdut vremea prin oras cu varul meu pana tarziu. M'am intors seara urmatoare in Bucuresti cu un tren care a ajuns in gara si a plecat la timp (slava domnului)!

Asa ca de data asta nu este un post despre mine si moda (bine este despre mine, dar nu despre moda), dar un post cu imagini frumoase! 

Selections for Fall/Winter 2011/2012

Hello there!

It passed alot since my last post, but I'm back! Unfortunately I was a bit busy, also the weather here is awful, it's so so cold, and I couldn't bring myself to post anything.
So a short post for today with mostly photos selected from different fall/winter collections presented at Paris Fashion Week, that reflect the best the fabrics, colours and lets say trends for this season. Some I've chosen because I found them to be very interesting, like Hermes and Mugler, and the rest well because I think you can find something similar in the stores, if you look hard enough, and also because I like them.

A trecut ceva vreme de la ultimul post, dar m'am intors! Din pacate am fost putin ocupata, apoi vremea de aici este ingrozitoare, este atat de frig, si nu prea am fost in stare sa ma adun ca sa postez ceva.
Asa ca un post scurt pt azi alcatuit in mare din fotografii selectate din diferite colectii de toamna/iarna prezentate la Paris Fashion Week, care reflecta cel mai bine materialele, culorile si sa zicem trendurile pt acest sezon. Unele le'am ales pt ca le'am gasit a fi tare interesante, precum Hermes si Mugler, iar restul pt ca m'am gandit ca veti gasi ceva similar in magazine, daca o sa cautati bine, si bineinteles pt ca mi'au placut.

Now the photos! (taken from
Si acum imaginile!



Glitter & Prints from Vivienne Westwood for F/W 2011/2012

Glitter and prints, this is what Vivienne Westwood brings to the table for her Ready-to-Wear F/W 2011/2012 collection. As she has accustomed us, again we can see bold, bright and colorful creations, different from those of the other designers. A combination of tribal & punk elements, with a strange makeup, that somehow makes me think of some egyptian dark witches or the african shamans, describes the best the style of Vivienne Westwood. After all the black and thoes very tailored collection, we needed something different, and that you know you can find it in Vivienne Westwoods collections.
For the colors we have gold, brown, orange, yellow, black, grey, some white, blue, burgundy and lots of prints, mostly in orange and brown.
Sequins dominate the podium, succeded by jersey, silk, tulle, velvet, wool and cotton.
As for the clothes, Vivienne Westwood suggests casual dresses, capes and voluminous blouses worn with high waisted pencil skirts or suits, sparkling jumpsuits, wool coats, skinny trousers in tones of gold or silver, 3/4 socks and tights with different leg colours, high waisted trousers, some knitwear, jumpsuits and day dresses in tribal prints, long skirts, for the night there are gold dresses and some black elegant ones, some dresses have exagerated proportions and the collection ends with a too safe wedding dress, in my opinion.
All the outfits are being worn with glittery gold or sparkling blue shoes and boots.
The clothes are draped and dominated by prints, some dresses have a very gothic look, for me very "Corps Bride" looking, all in all a nice collection.
The colours are not really me, I don't wear brown or orange (well except a brown bag that I've recently got) or prints, I like the draping, some pants, a skirt and the gold colour. That's it for me, I hope you'll like it.

Sclipici si imprimeuri, asta este ceea ce Vivienne Westwood aduce cu colectia sa pret-a-porter pentru toamna-iarna 2011/2012. Asa cum ne'a obisnuit, putem vedea din nou creatii curajoase, stralucitoare si pline de culoare, diferite de cele ale celorlalti designeri. O combinatie de elemente tribale si punk, cu un machiaj bizar, care ma face sa ma gandesc la niste vrajitoare egiptene sau la samanii africani, descriu cel mai bine stilul lui Vivienne Westwood. Dupa atata negru si colectii cu o croiala foarte rigida, aveam nevoie de ceva diferit, pe care stii ca il gasesti in colectiile lui Vivienne Westwood.
Ca si culori avem auriu, maro, portocaliu, galben, negru, gri, putin alb, albastru, rosu burgund si multe imprimeuri, majoritatea maro sau portocalii.
Paietele domina podiumul, urmate de jersey (tricot subtire), matase, tulle, catifea, lana si bumbac.
In ceea ce priveste hainele, Vivienne Westwood propune rochii lejere, pelerine si bluze voluminoase purtate cu fuste creion cu talie inalta sau cu costume, jumpsuituri stralucitoare, haine de lana, pantaloni skinny in nuante de auriu sau argintiu, sosete de 3/4 si ciorapi subtiri cu diferite culori pt fiecare picior, pantaloni cu talie inalta, ceva tricotaje, jumpsuituri si rochii de zi cu imprimeuri tribale, fuste lungi, pt noapte avem rochii aurii si cateva negre, mai elegante, unele rochii au proportii exagerate, iar colectia se termina cu o rochie de mireasa putin cam banala, in opinia mea.
Toate tinutele sunt purtate cu pantofi sau cizme in culori precum sclipici auriu sau albastru stralucitor.
Hainele sunt dominate de printuri, unele rochii au un aspect foarte gotic, pentru mine aduce a "Corps Bride", insa in final este o colectie interesanta.
Culorile nu sunt tocmai pt mine, nu port maro sau portocaliu (bine, exceptand ultima geanta pe care am cumparat'o, care este maro) sau imprimeuri, imi place cum sunt croite hainele, mai mi'au placut niste pantaloni, o fusta si auriul. Cam atat pt mine, sper sa va placa.

And now some pictures! (taken from
Si acum cateva imagini!

F/W 2011/2012 in a Japanese View - Junya Watanabe

Today we're going to make a trip into Asian fashion, more exactly into the Ready-to-Wear F/W 2011/2012 collection of Junya Watanabe. Maybe many of you wonder why didn't i chose Kenzo, or who is Junya Watanabe. Well I really didn't like Kenzo's collection, too many prints, too southern looks, too much brown, so for me it's a no. Now, why Junya Watanabe, well because he's different, because of his very technical and tailored collections and avantgarde looks, but mostly because he's asian and you can see that in his creations, after all this is a travel into Asian fashion.
For this season the designer had in mind a very structured, dark and boyish collection, in my opinion, dominated by leather, and mostly by the leather jackets in various forms. As you'll see in the pictures it resembles greatly with the look adopted by the japanese visual key bands this year (visual key is a style of rock in Japan, for more google it) and also with the type of clothes that Japanese street fashion lovers just adore. There's a bit of a tribal look in the collection (maybe inspired by the asian tribes) in a punk atmosphere combined with traditional japanese elements (taken from the famous kimono). We'll se some oversized dresses, many layers , a typical japanese style.
Again the collection is dominated by the black colour with a tiny bit of grey, brown and some leopard print for the fur collars.
For the fabrics, leather primarily, fur, knitwear and some cotton (after all is a Japanese designer, he needs a traditional fabric).
Regarding the clothes, the main trend that Watanabe launches with this collection is the leather jacket in different forms, from the very tailored jackets to kimono like jackets. As leather being the main fabric, it's not used only for the jackets, but also for the tunics and blouses, pants and even for the dresses, but in a softer version. The jackets are worn with short and medium pleated skirts with black tights and flat boots or military boots and the blouses and leather tunics and also the knitwear ones are worn with 3/4 leather pants or tights. There are some fur coats, fur collars worn with oversized soft leather dresses, and also some fur medium skirts.
At the end I like this collection, there are many looks that I would love to wear, and I see it as a success.

Astazi vom face o excursie in moda asiatica, mai exact in colectia pret-a-porter toamna/iarna 2011/2012 a lui Junya Watanabe. Poate ca multi dintre voi se vor intreba de ce nu am ales Kenzo, sau cine este Junya Watanabe. Ei bine chiar nu mi'a placut colectia prezentata de Kenzo, prea multe imprimeuri, un look mult prea texan, ca sa zic asa, prea mult maro, asa ca pt mine este un NU categoric. Acum, de ce Junya Watanabe, pt ca e diferit, datorita colectiilor foarte tehnice si foarte bine croite si tinutelor avantgardiste, dar in mare pt ca este asiatic si pt ca asta se observa in creatiile sale, este totusi o calatorie in culisele modei asiatice.
Pentru acest sezon designerul a avut in minte, dupa parerea mea, o colectie foarte structurata, sumbra si baietoasa, dominata de piele, dar mai ales de jachetele de piele in diverse forme. Asa cum veti vedea in imagini se aseamana tare bine cu look'ul adoptat de formatiile japoneze de visual key (e un curent de muzica rock din Japonia) in acest an si, de asemenea, cu hainele pe care niponii iubitori de street fashion pur si simplu le adora. Se observa si un fel de inspiratie tribala in colectie (avand drept sursa probabil triburile asiatice) intr'o atmosfera punk combinata cu elemnte traditionale japoneze (luate bineinteles din celebrul kimono). Vom vedea si niste rochii supradimensionate, multe layere, un stil tipic japonez.
Din nou colectia este dominata de negru, ca si culoare principala, cu un strop de gri, maro si imprimeu de leopard pentru gulerele de blana.
Ca si materiale, avem pielea in prim plan, urmata de blana, tricotaj si ceva bumbac (este totusi un designer nipon, asa ca are nevoie si de un material traditional).
In ceea ce priveste hainele, trendul principal pe care Watanabe il propune prin aceasta colectie este jacheta de piele in diverse forme, de la jachete cu croiala fixa la jachete care te duc cu gandul la kimono. Fiind principalul material, designerul nu se limiteaza in a folosi pielea doar pt jachete, ci si pt tunici si bluze, pantaloni si chiar pt rochii, insa intr'o versiune mai moale, mai maleabila. Jachetele sunt purtate cu fuste plisate, scurte sau medii, cu dres negru opac si cu ghete cu talpa joasa sau ghete militare, iar bluzele si tunicile de piele si tricotajele sunt purtate cu pantaloni 3/4 sau cu dres negru opac. Apar si cateva haine de blana, gulere de blana purtate peste rochii de piele supradimensionate, si mai sunt si cateva fuste de blana.
La final imi place aceasta colectie, sunt foarte multe tinute pe care le'as purta, si o gasesc a fi un succes.

And now lets see some photos (taken from
Si acum sa vedem cateva fotografii.

Dior Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Ready-to-Wear without Galliano

Today I'm going to talk a little bit about Dior's Ready-to-Wear F/W 2011/2012 collection and what trends they're trying to launch.
As you'll see in the photos, compared to Chanel's collection, which I've covered in the earlier post, this one has a more feminine style, softer tones and fabrics. It's lighter, not as theatrical as the collections that John Galliano presented in the past (as you might know he doesn't work for Dior anymore, due to some criminal offences he was fired), but still very Dior.
It seems that the theme for this collection was the Romantic Era in English poetry (the style of English poets as William Blake, Byron, Shelley), but for me resembles more to George Sand. I would say that is the masculine style from the 18th century reinterpreted in a contemporary vision. Also the fur collars that you'll see, some dresses and the makeup reminds me more of the '20s. Maybe it's just me, but I see this collection as a mix between the 18th century and the '20s, the bohemian masculinity of the English poets and the femininity from the '20s. Perhaps I've said something stupid, but that's my opinion.
Now, lets see what trends Dior proposed for this season. For the colours we have dark tones like black, grey (as you'll see, this winter most designers prefered black and grey as their primary colours), dark blue, navy blue, bordeaux, red, olive green, also we'll see some light colours, compared to Chanel, where we had mostly dark, as white, dusty pink, light blue (used for blouses and dresses).
To show even more the romanticism of the collection the fabrics are very feminine, silk, velvet, fur, feathers, chiffon, tulle, lace, leather and some wool and knitwear.
As for the clothes we have long redingotes (not a big fan), knickerbockers (more exactly short pants), short skirts worn with chiffon blouses, velvet jackets, the dresses and most of the outfits have either a fur collar or a fur coat, also chiffon dresses, and voile dresses, large hats (don't like them at all), long leather boots with platform and high heels.
It's a great collection for those of you who love that type of clothes, for me it's not really my thing. There are about 2 or 3 outfits that I like, the leather boots are great, also I found some nice shorts and the blouses are tottaly me, the rest not really.

Astazi o sa vorbesc putin despre colectia pret-a-porter pentru toamna-iarna 2011/2012 a casei Dior si despre trendurile pe care aceasta incearca sa le lanseze.
Asa cum veti vedea in imagini, in comparatie cu colectia casei Chanel, pe care am prezentat'o intr'un post anterior, aceasta adopta un stil mult mai feminin, culori si materiale mai usoare. Este mai gratioasa, nu la fel de teatrala ca si colectiile pe care John Galliano le prezenta in trecut (asa cum probabil stiti, acesta nu mai lucreaza pentru Dior, datorita unor "divergente" pe care le'a avut cu legea a fost concediat), dar totusi specifica Dior.
Se pare ca tema pentru aceasta colectie a fost reprezentata de Era Romantica din poezia britanica (stilul unor poeti englezi ca William Blake, Byron, Shelley), insa pentru mine aduce mai mult a George Sand. As spune ca este stilul masculin al secolului al 18lea reinterpretat intr'o viziune contemporana. De asemenea, gulerele de blana pe care le veti vedea, unele rochii si machiajul imi cam amintesc de anii '20. Poate mi se pare mie, dar vad aceasta colectie ca pe un mix intre secolul al 18lea si anii '20, masculinitatea boema a poetilor englezi si feminitatea anilor '20. Poate ca am spus o prostie, dar asta e parerea mea.
Acum sa vedem ce trenduri propune Dior pentru acest sezon. In ceea ce priveste culorile avem tonuri inchise ca negru, gri (asa cum o sa vedeti, in aceasta iarna majoritatea designerilor prefera negrul si griul drept culori dominante), albastru inchis, bleumarin, bordeaux, rosu, verde masliniu, insa avem si culori mai deschise, in comparatie cu Chanel unde au predominat culorile inchise, precum alb, roz prafuit, bleu deschis (folosite in mare pentru rochii si bluze).
Pentru a scoate in evidenta si mai tare romantismul colectiei materialele sunt si ele foarte feminine: matase, catifea, blana, pene, chiffon (in romana ar veni panza, dar nu stiu de ce ma duce cu gandul la carpe de sters praful asa ca il las ca atare), tulle, dantela, piele si ceva lana si tricotaj.
In ceea ce priveste hainele avem redingote lungi (nu sunt mare fan), pantaloni scurti, fuste scurte purtate cu bluze din chiffon, jachete din catifea, rochiile si majoritatea tinutelor contin fie un guler de blana, fie o haina de blana, de asemenea, rochii din chiffon si voile, palarii mari (care nu imi plac deloc), cizme lungi din piele cu platforma si toc inalt.
Este o colectie geniala pentru cei care iubesc acest gen de haine, insa nu si pentru mine. Sunt vreo 2-3 tinute care mi'au placut mult, cizmele din piele sunt foarte tari, am gasit si niste pantaloni scurti draguti si bluzele care sunt exact stilul meu, dar restul nu chiar.

And now some photos (taken from
Si acum cateva imagini.

Chanel Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Ready-to-Wear

Hello there!!

So I've decided to make a little review on Chanel's Ready-to-Wear F/W 2011/2012 in this post, cuz the fall is here, soon the winter will be too so i wanted to show you the visions that some designers had for this season.
I'm gonna start with Chanel, cuz i love the creations of Karl Lagerfeld, and later on I'll post the work of some other designers as well.
Karl Lagerfeld decided to go on a chic masculine style dominated by black and grey (2 of my fav colours), there's also a bit of red and white. We have some classic Chanel silhouettes and a lot of knitwear (I must say that I'm not a big fan of knitwear).
From what you'll see in the photos the main trends that Karl Lagerfeld proposed are: for colours, mostly black and grey, and as for clothes, voluminous jackets, blazers (the jackets are worn over the blazers), skinny jeans, leggings, skirts over velvet leggings, masculine pants and suits, luxurious jumpsuits, some capes (they make me think of knights) and as for the fabrics knitwear is almost everywhere, tweed, velvet, some silk and lace. So a very boyish collection with a powerfull rock vibe.
Don't know why but this collection reminds me of the Japanese street fashion, visual key and the creations of Japanese designers. Is one of my fav collections from Chanel so far, totally my style, dark colours, many layers, oversised jackets, blazers, skinny jeans.
I just luv it. Hope u'll like it2.

Am decis sa fac un mic review asupra colectiei pret-a-porter (sau "gata de purtat" cum ar veni la noi) pt toamna-iarna 2011/2012 a casei Chanel, pt k a venit toamna, in curand va veni si iarna asa ca am vrut sa va arat ce propun unii designeri pt acest sezon.
O sa incep cu Chanel, pt ca iubesc creatiile lui Karl Lagerfeld, si mai incolo o sa postez si creatiile altor designeri.
Karl Lagerfeld s'a centrat pe un stil chic masculin dominat de negru si gri (2 dintre culorile mele preferate), regasindu'se si un strop de rosu si alb. De asemenea cateva siluete clasice ale casei Chanel si foarte multe tricotaje (desi tb sa spun ca nu sunt un mare fan al tricotajelor).
Din ceea ce o sa vedeti in poze principalele trenduri pe care Karl Lagerfeld le propune sunt: pt culori, in mare negru si gri, iar pt haine, jachete voluminoase, sacouri (jachetele fiind purtate peste sacouri), skinny jeans, colanti, fuste purtate peste colanti din catifea, pantaloni cu croiala masculina si costume, jumpsuituri somptuoase, cateva pelerine (care ma fac sa ma gandesc la cavalerii din Evul Mediu), iar pt materiale domina tricotajul, tweedul, catifeaua si ceva matase si dantela. Asadar o colectie foarte baietoasa cu o puternica tenta rock.
Nu stiu de ce dar aceasta colectie imi aminteste de street fashion'ul nipon, de visual key si de creatiile designerilor din Japonia. Este una dintre colectiile mele preferate de la Chanel, fiind total pe stilul meu, culori inchise, multe layere, jachete supradimensionate, sacouri, skinny jeans.
Pur si simplu o iubesc. Sper sa va placa si voua.

And now some photos (taken from
Si acum niste poze.

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