Saturday, December 14, 2013

H&M Spring Collection 2014

Hi! Last week I was invited to see the preview of H&M's spring collection 2014 at H&M's showroom.
The upcoming collection, as you can probably see in the photos I took below, is all about "Boho meets Luxury. "Style is about expression and creating your own personal wardrobe. New, urban tomboy essentials and boho separates allow today’s woman to become their own icon,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design.

There were a lot of maxi, feminine dresses, lace shirts and embroidered denim pieces.
My favorite items were the denim jacket you can see in the first picture and those gorgeous velvet loafers. I will have to wait until early February to grab these.
You know what they say, right? Patience is a virtue.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

V for Vintage 11

Last weekend V for Vintage sent over 3500 visitors in a "Rome Holiday" right in the middle of Bucharest. A fairytale like edition of V for Vintage, two days of vintage culture and Romanian design, was held at Sala Dalles.

The background was designed by Steven, Casara and Eclectico Studio and introduced us in a holiday mood with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Pick as our guides.

The 11th edition of the fair threw together over 100 hand picked exhibitors. They all designed collections inspired by the "bella vita" concept.

At the second floor of Sala Dalles you could find the special guests of this edition:

Murmur | Andra Andreescu | Aer Wear | 109.


The last stop of our "Rome Holiday" was at the lounge area where we all met to enjoy the bella vita and the delicious treats prepared especially for us by Verde Aromat and Chez Maman.

Romanian translation

Weekendul 23-24 noiembrie 2013 a trimis peste 3500 de vizitatori ai targului V for Vintage intr-o Vacanta la Roma, in mijlocul Bucurestiului. O editie de poveste V for Vintage, doua zile in care cultura vintage si designul romanesc au avut epicentrul la Sala Dalles.

Decorul semnat de Steven, Casara si Eclectico Studio ne-a introdus in atmosfera de vacanta, unde i-am avut ca ghizi pe Audrey Hepbun si Gregory Peck.

Editia a 11-a a targului a reunit peste 100 de expozanti atent selectionati. Inspirati de tematica targului, acestia au creat colectii dedicate, inspirate de bella vita.

La etaj a fost amenajata o zona speciala pentru invitatii acestei editii:

Murmur | Andra Andreescu | Aer Wear | 109.

Traseul de vacanta s-a terminat in zona de lounge, unde ne-am intalnim cu totii sa ne bucuram de bella vita si sa savuram bunatati si delicatese pregatite special de Verde Aromat si Chez Maman.


Iuliana Asoltanei www.iasoltanei.ro
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Ciprian Vrabie www.ciprian-vrabie.com

Monday, November 25, 2013

Avanpremiere 13

Hi! Last week I attended the 13th edition of Avanpremiere Fest which took took place in an exquisite setting - ONE Club.


Avanpremiere is one of the most prestigious fashion events here in Romania. Well known Romanian designers such as Ioana Ciolacu, Simona Semen / Alexandra Abraham,  Cristian Samfira, Carmen Secareanu and Natalia Vasiliev presented their collections during the fest, as well as extremely talented, debutants designers like Cristina Bizu, Alina Morar and Traskin.

The most important partners of this edition were: The Public Advisors, ONE Club, Lampe Berger, PQB, Deb Sound &Light, GETT's Studios, Alina Brailescu Academy, Gosh, Bucharest Shopping, IL PASSO, Privileg Catering, AGERPRES si La Strada.

My favorite collection was "Bohemian Paris" signed by Natalia Vasiliev, but I have to admit that all of the collections were very impressive.

Take a look for yourselves and tell me your opinion. I would love to hear your thoughts on these collections.
 

Romanian Translation:

Buna! Saptamana trecuta am participat la cea de-a 13-a editie a Galei AVANPREMIERE, care s-a desfasurat intr-un setting inedit - ONE Club.

Gala Avanpremiere este una din cele mai prestigioase evenimente de moda din Romania.
In cadrul evenimentului si-au prezentat colectiile 9 designeri romani, atat nume consacrate cat si debutanti extrem de talentati: Cristina Bizu, Ioana Ciolacu, Florina Ivascu, Alina Morar, Cristian Samfira, Carmen Secareanu, Simona Semen / Alexandra Abraham, Traskin si Natalia Vasiliev.

Printre partenerii acestei editii se numara: The Public Advisors, ONE Club, Lampe Berger, PQB, Deb Sound &Light, GETT's Studios, Alina Brailescu Academy, Gosh, Bucharest Shopping, IL PASSO, Privileg Catering, AGERPRES si La Strada.

Colectia mea preferata s-a intitulat "Parisul Boem" si a fost semnata de Natalia Vasiliev, dar trebuie sa recunosc ca am fost impresionata de toate colectiile prezentate.

Mi-ar placea sa aruncati o privire la pozele de mai jos si sa-mi spuneti parerea voastra despre aceste colectii.




Carmen Secareanu Colecție de Vara 2014

Traşkin – trio format din Alina Dragomir, Ana Spiridon şi Cristina Petrescu – debut T R A Ş K I N   T R O P I C A
 
  Natalia Vasiliev - Parisul Boem

Friday, November 22, 2013

MIM se lanseaza pe piata de fashion din Romania

Miercuri, 20 noiembrie, am sărbătorit à la française, lansarea oficială în România a brandului de fashion şi accesorii MIM Paris. Evenimentul a avut loc în Carrefour Orhideea.  
Alături de magazinul din Carrefour Orhideea, cu o suprafaţă de peste 260 de mp, MIM este prezent în România şi prin magazinul din Esplanada - Cora Pantelimon, iar investiţia pentru planul de expansiune este estimată la 2,5 milioane de euro.
Gama de produse MIM cuprinde haine, accesorii, lenjerie şi încălţăminte adresate în mod special tinerelor cu vârste cuprinse între 18 şi 35 de ani. Ceea ce caracterizează în primul rând produsele MIM este accesibilitatea preţurilor şi designul produselor, inspirat din cele mai noi tendinţe internaţionale.
În fiecare săptămână, în magazinele MIM ajung produse noi iar 2 noi colecţii apar la fiecare 6 săptămâni. Magazinele MIM se disting prin accentul pus pe designul vitrinelor, reînnoit la fiecare 3 săptămâni.
Prezent pe pieţele internaţionale de peste 30 de ani, MIM face parte din grupul britanic de fashion retail New Look începând cu anul  2003. Ca filială independentă a grupului, MIM are centrul operaţiunilor la Paris, situându-se  în top 10 branduri de prêt-a-porter feminin din Franţa.
În România, actionariatul MIM este reprezentat de Stephane Lahaye, CEO al grupului financiar Lea Finance şi Philippe Besadoux, CEO Kenvelo România. Planul de dezvoltare vizează deschiderea de noi magazine atât în București, cât și în întreaga țară.
Brandul MIM este prezent în Franţa, Belgia şi Maroc cu 350 de magazine.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Autumn colors

It's that time of the year...When everything is calm, peaceful and the only sounds you hear are the sound of wind in the trees and rustling of leaves. These are the days when you wish life had a remote so you could hit the pause button. 
Whoever said that people never change is wrong. I used to love being in crowded, loud places, but lately I have been turning a new leaf (no pun intended). Blissful tranquility and serenity is what I strive for nowadays.
That doesn't mean that I don't love loud clothing anymore. I will always love bright, stunning accessories and clothes like this gorgeous Meli Melo coral bag.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Timeout inaugurates its 10th store in Romania

Hi! Last Tuesday Timeout celebrated its 10th store opening in Baneasa Shopping City.

Timeout's designers launch two collections per year that can also be found in the Romanian stores. "Feel Alive" is the motto of this Californian brand and its main traits are: comfort, quality, originality and authenticity. 


Timeout's fans have a free and innovative spirit when it comes to their personal style and they don't follow trends, but rather originality and unicity. 70% of them shop at Timeout at least twice a month and 36% of them at least once a week.

Their Autumn-Winter 2013 collection reinvents ways to combine modern and traditional elements, rustic and nostalgic, in an eclectic mix of fabrics and textures, with color accents. The many different possible combinations of these new pieces allow Timeout fans to obtain a fresh and authentic look.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

V for Vintage 11 Vacanta la Roma


V for Vintage, cel mai mare targ de cultura vintage si design romanesc, are loc in weekendul 23-24 noiembrie 2013 la Sala Dalles (Bd. Nicolae Balcescu, nr. 18).
Editia a 11-a a targului V for Vintage se inspira din filmul Roman Holiday (1953) si personajele interpretate de Audrey Hepburn si Gregory Peck. O editie de poveste, in care La Bella Vita capata intensitate.
Organizat de doua ori pe an, V for Vintage aduce impreuna o suta de expozanti in urmatoarele sectiuni: Vintage Autentic,  Designeri romani de Haine, Bijuterii si Accesorii, Invitati speciali V for Vintage, zona Molecule F & Friends.
La Vita e Bella imbraca ritmul de Vacanta la Roma si ii inspira pe fiecare din expozantii prezenti sa creeze si sa pregateasca o colectie dedicata, piese unice de gasit doar in cadrul celor doua zile de targ.
Spatiul are noi dimensiuni si  imbogateste experienta calatoriei.  La targul V for Vintage, decorul este semnat de Virginia Toma, Eclectico Studio si Casara.
Sectiunea „Recomandat de..” este sustinuta de Ana Morodan, binecunoscutul personal style blogger, consultant de imagine&speaker inspirational.
 V for Vintage Vacanta la Roma / La Vita e Bella dedica o zona speciala invitatilor acestei editii:
MURMUR
Andra Andreescu
A E R|W E A R

 In zona de lounge o sa ne putem bucura de bella vita si savura bunatati si delicatese pregatite de Verde Aromat si Chez Maman.



23-24 noiembrie 2013
Sala Dalles
B-dul Nicolae Balcescu, nr. 18
intrarea 10 RON
dress code: alb/negru/monocrom
 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Meli Melo Coral Bag

Hi! Sandra was kind enough to take these pictures of me last week on Halloween. Thank you, S! 
I am not wearing a costume, no. I like dressing up and all, but I can't pretend I am someone or something else, not even for a day. I would find myself breaking character and the whole point of Halloween is being as convincing as possible for your look to succeed.
I am not a good impersonator and that's fine with me. I have other great qualities like shopping and finding the best deals. 

Shopping online at www.melimeloparis.ro is easy, convenient and fun.  The hardest part is choosing, I admit. When you have hundreds of beautiful accessories to choose from it's hard to decide on a few.
There are always discounts you can take advantage of and special promotions available on the website.

Did I mention that shipping is free for orders over 100 RON and that shipping is fast? I mean Flash like fast! I got my package in less than 48 hours. That's what I call the ultimate online shopping experience.

Why don't you find out for yourself? The Gaucho Girl collection has recently launched and you can shop some western inspired accessories that will take you back to the golden age of American Cowboys.

Or if you like my coral bag, you can find it here!

Romanian

Buna! Sandra a fost o draguta si m-a pozat saptamana trecuta de Halloween. Multumesc, S! Nu port un costum, nu. Imi place sa imi aleg tinute si sa creez tinute insa nu ma pot deghiza in altceva sau altcineva nici macar pentru o zi. Mi-as iesi din rol imediat si toata ideea Halloween-ului e de a fi cat mai convingatoare posibil pentru ca tinuta ta sa aiba succes

Nu sunt o actrita buna si asta nu ma deranjeaza. Am o gramada de alte calitati precum shopping-ul si gasirea celor mai bune promotii.

Shopping-ul online la www.melimeloparis.ro este usor, convenabil si distractiv. Cea mai grea parte o constituie alegerea, recunosc. Cand ai sute de accesorii frumoase disponibile pe site e greu sa te decizi asupra catorva. 

Sunt mereu discount-uri de care poti profita si promotii speciale pe site.

Am mentionat ca transportul este gratuit pentru comenzile de 100 de RON si ca livrarea este rapida? Foarte rapida chiar. Am primit pachetul de la Meli Melo in mai putin de 48 de ore.
Asta numesc eu o experienta de shopping online ideala.

De ce nu intrati si voi pe site sa descoperiti aceste beneficii? Colectia Gaucho Girl s-a lansat recent si puteti cumpara niste accesorii de inspiratie western care te vor duce cu gandul la epoca de aur a Cowboy-urilor americani.

Sau daca va place geanta mea corai o puteti gasi aici


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Isabel Marant pour H&M collection

Isabel Marant's highly anticipated H&M collaboration will hit the stores in a couple of weeks. I dropped by H&M's showroom last week and took a look at the collection.
I am going through a minimalist phase right now, so I found myself being inspired and wowed by the chunky knitwear, the classic wool coats, the feminine dresses and skirts, the cropped pants and cool signature boots and accessories that I saw.

Sandra and Evelina (you can see them in the pictures below trying out some of the clothes on display) loved the collection too. 

We will all be counting the days till November 14th to get our hands on these beauties.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Oversized navy coat

Hi. I just realized I am wearing H&M from head to toe. Well, to be honest the shirt isn't H&M, it's Koton, but everything else is H&M. I swear I am the biggest H&M fan.I don't remember how it all started. All I know that 90% of the clothes I wear now belong to this brand. 
I always find exactly what I need there. For instance, this navy oversized coat. It's 60% wool, it was in my price range, it's double breasted and it's oversized which means that I can wear big knitted sweaters under it. I love it! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Home sweet home

Hello MTV, welcome to my crib! 


You remember the post when I told you that I was desperately looking for a new apartment, right? Well, my fiance and I found this lovely apartment and what sold me on it was the fact that it was colorful and warmly decorated.

I had a couple of my friends over, a small housewarming gathering, and Raluca and Silvia were kind enough to take some pictures of my place for their "Fashion Room Insights" category. Thank you so much, girls! 

I figured that this was the perfect opportunity for me to show you a couple of my favorite items and accessories and also show off my engagement ring.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Corfu Island part 3

Going from 35°C to 8°C in less than a month is harsh. This time last month I was walking on the beautiful sandy beaches of Agios Gordios and swimming in the crystal clear sea and now I am wearing winter socks and five to six layers of clothing.
I can't believe I am actually saying this, but can we restart summer? 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Meli Melo New Fall Collection- Now in stores

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Meli Melo that their latest collection, New Dandies, has hit the stores. 
I was reading the press release that said "New Dandies is dedicated to those women who aren't afraid to stand out in the crowd, to wear statement accessories and mix and match different patterns and colors in the same outfit" and I thought to myself "Wow! Are they describing me? 
Yes, count me in!"The only problem was that when the collection launched I was in Greece. 

I knew that like all Meli Melo's collections, this one will also sell like hot cakes and there will be nothing left in the stores for me by the time I come back.
Luckily, I used my connections (mhuahaha) and visited their showroom where the collection was still in one piece. ( more like in all pieces)

Of course, I couldn't help myself  and I took a look at their future and past collections as well.
I fell in love with the coming winter collection. The beanies, the mufflers, ear-muffs, knitted gloves. 
I could almost smell the cinnamon and hear the carols in the background.


Take a look and tell me if the "kitty beanie" isn't the most adorable thing ever.
Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, little ball of fur, Happy Kitty, Sleepy Kitty, purr purr, purr.

Romanian translation

Acum cateva saptamani am primit un mail de la  Meli Melo ca noua lor colectie, New Dandies a fost lansata in magazine.

Citeam comunicatul de presa care spunea "New Dandies se adreseaza acelor femei carora nu le e frica sa iasa in evidenta, sa poarte accessorii statement si carora le place sa combine diferite texturi si culori in aceeasi tinuta" si m-am gandit "Wow! Ma descriu pe mine?"
Singura problema a fost ca in momentul lansarii colectiei eu eram in Grecia.

Stiam ca asemenea tuturor colectiilor Meli Melo si aceasta se va vinde ca painea calda si ca totul va disparea de pe rafturi pana revin eu in tara.


Din fericire, am apelat la niste relatii de ale mele (muhahaha) si am vizitat showroom-ul lor unde stiam ca voi gasi colectia intacta.

Bineintels, nu m-am putut abtine si am trecut in revista si vechile si noile lor colectii. M-am indragostit de colectia lor de iarna. Caciuli, fulare groase, aparatori pentru urechi cu blanita, manusi crosetate. Mai ca simteam mirsoul de scortisoara si auzeam colindele pe fundal uitandu-ma la ele. 

Aruncati si voi o privire si spuneti-mi ca fesul in forma de pisica nu e cel mai dragut lucru pe care l-ati vazut. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Corfu Island part 2

I now regret I spent only one day in the splendid city, Corfu Town. I loved walking around Kerkyra admiring the beautiful architecture. It's one of the most charming and romantic cities I've ever seen. 

Almost 500 years of Venetian, French and British occupation have definitely left their influence on this place. The city´s architecture today is mainly of Venetian origin.

It was an unforgettable experience walking up and down along the tall, narrow alleys between high old houses, old Venetian wells and hidden gardens looking around to discover the old town secrets.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Corfu Island part 1

This time last week I was still sun bathing in Corfu. Wow! I miss the beautiful island already. Sorry it took me this long to post pictures from my vacation, but I was bus lagged for the couple first days back in Bucharest. 
If you are not familiar with the concept "bus lagged", let me explain. It's pretty much the same thing as "jet lagged" only imagine you are on a bus traveling for 20 hours and you can't get a wink of sleep while everyone on the bus besides you (and the driver of course) is drooling and snoring.
I have never been more jealous of someone in my entire life. I can never fall asleep without a fluffy pillow and a warm bed and all those people were comfortable enough to sleep on a stiff bus chair. I really need to find out their secret.

Anyway, moving on. I spent 7 magical days in Greece and it's incredible how many things can change in just a short week. I turned a quarter of a century old and I got engaged to the love of my life.

I can't stop staring at my hand. This is the first time in 15 years I wear a ring and it's an engagement ring.  Note to self: be careful gawking at your hand while crossing busy intersections.
Maybe I can share the proposal story with you guys in a future post.

More pictures from Corfu coming up this week!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Floral print shirt

Two posts in one week? I may be suffering from heat stroke. S.O.S!
Just kidding, guys. You know I would post everyday, but you see... The laziness and extreme weather (mostly laziness) get in the way. 

When it's summer, it's too hot and I melt like a popsicle before taking a picture. And believe me when I say that me covered in sweat is not a pretty sight. 
When it's winter I dress like an Eskimo just to make it through the cold and even if I do wear something cute it's hard to convince someone to take my picture because nobody wants a frostbitten hand from holding the camera. What is a blogger to do?

OK. Drama queen has left the building. Now let's talk about this gorgeous floral print shirt I bought from Tina R. I was never a fan of button up shirts because they reminded me a lot of my school uniform, but leave it to floral print to make a button up shirt look good to me.
So I bought the shirt in a heartbeat and since that day I bought two more button up shirts. Long sleeved button shirts....Not a smart move I know, but they were too cute to resist. 
You will see what I mean soon.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sapphire

I don't recall wearing a dress this short on my blog until now. What can I say... Heat waves call for some desperate measures. 
This is the time of the year when I forget all about colors and go back to white. 
The perfect way to beat the summer heat is by wearing white because it deflects sun's scorching rays. That and drinking gallons of water. 

I will be in the freezer if you need me. Until next time my friends.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Greetings from the seaside!



Hi! I am back from a short trip to the seaside. Yep, still pale as ever. Guess you can't get a sun-kissed skin when you hide underneath a beach straw umbrella and play with a cute fury ball all day long. But seaside isn't all about getting a tan, splashing in the water and having a heatstroke. It's about romantic walks along the shore and discovering new activities and places. 

I launched a sky lantern for the very first time, I floated above the city in a cable car (note to self: next time don't ruin the fun for others by screaming for your mommy and saying that we are all going to die) and I visited the beautiful old casino, the emblem of the Constanta city located on the waterfront. 
I just had the most wonderful time and I'm really looking forward to my next trip in September.

I was wearing a New Yorker bathing suit, a H&M kimono, skirt and top, Meli Melo straw hat and sunnies and BB up sandals.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cobalt pants

Hi! Remember this picture of Miroslava Duma on Stockholm StreetStyle? When I first saw her outfit I realized how chic and sophisticated this shade of blue can actually be.
I had this pair of trousers in my closet for some time now, but didn't know how to style them. Most girls would mix cobalt pants with black, nude or white to tone it down.

Yes, I know, less is more, but I believe they provide an awesome alternative neutral base for oranges, yellows, pinks, corals and emerald green as well. 

What do you think?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cheri's silk dress

Hi! One of the most beautiful Easter traditions in Romania is the “Florii” translating Flowers' Sunday – the Palm Sunday– which is the Sunday before Easter.
All those who have flower names celebrate their name day today, so the timing to show you my new beautiful dress with roses attached to it from Cheri's Silk couldn't have been better.

I felt like a princess out of a fairy tale wearing this. I adore it! 
If you want to check out the most beautiful, feminine, romantic dresses out there then you should definitely visit Cheri's Silk online store here

Happy name day to everyone whose name comes from a flower. See you soon!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Meli Melo Hollywood Party Event

Hi! It's just another manic Monday and I wish it were Sunday 'cause that's my fun day. Actually, Saturdays are my fun days and this Saturday was no exception as I got an invitation to a very nice event. Meli Melo hosted a Hollywood Party at a shopping mall in Bucharest and everyone who walked into their store that afternoon was given Hollywood star treatment.
There were special discounts for all of their items and gift bags for customers. Also, delicious candy and a photographer who took pictures on the red carpet. 

If you couldn't make it to this event, don't be too upset about it because you can still feel like a Hollywood movie star. 
Take a look at the Hollywood collection here and grab the accessories your heart desires. 

I am wearing a beautiful dress from Cheri's silk, H&M blazer and hat and Meli Melo bracelet.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cum a fost la V for Vintage Celebrate Ten

A 10-a editie a targului V for Vintage a sarbatorit 10 editii de cultura vintage si design

In weekendul 13-14 aprilie 2013, V for Vintage a sarbatorit impreuna cu peste 3500 de vizitatori, intr-o editie de neuitat 10 editii de cultura vintage si design romanesc. 


Cei peste 3500 de vizitatori au petrecut 2 zile cautand comori vintage autentice, proband piese din colectiile speciale ale designerilor romani si incercand bunatati si cosmetice bio.


Intreg etajul  Salii Dalles alocat zonei de Lounge a fost miezul petrecerii. Loc de intalnire pentru prieteni vechi si noi, cocktail-uri sarbatoresti, party treats, tinute de sarbatoare pentru fotografii oficiali ai evenimentului.

Public, expozanti, parteneri si parteneri media au sarbatorit alaturi de organizatori o editie de sarbatoare.

Expozantii mei preferati la aceasta editie au fost: Fire de MurgMoja by Lana, George Neagu, Societe CEREBROSSA, Fe[Male], Venera Arapu, Casara, Avalon Radical Chic, Vintage Lady.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Denim Jacket

For as long as I can remember Coca-Cola has been my favorite beverage. I used to drink large excessive quantities of it. That's probably the reason I was very much like a spinning top my entire childhood. Too much sugar can do that to a kid.
But then as time passed, I learned to keep my addiction to fizzy drinks under control. I was doing great until I took my first sip of Coca-Cola Cherry.
Now I have to fight the urge to shop at the supermarkets where it can be found. 
Any tips on how I can strengthen my willpower?


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Angora sweater

This angora sweater reminds me of Tenshi, my cotton candy like cat.
It's fluffy and sheds every time I touch it. I have to carry around a lint roller in my bag because it leaves fuzz balls all over the place. 
A small price to pay considering the level of cuteness it reaches. Over 9000!
I have to run now, have some cheerleading to do. See you later!
Give me a B, give me an Y, give me an E.