Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The preview of H&M's Studio Collection Autumn Winter 2014

Hi! Last week I went to H&M's showroom to take a look at the preview of H&M's Studio Collection A/W 2014. In case you were wondering, H&M Studio is the new name for H&M’s seasonal fashion collection of key pieces and every season the design team behind H&M Studio will launch an exclusive collection of statement pieces. 

“I loved the mix of feminine and masculine for autumn at H&M Studio. Slip dresses and draped tops are the new essentials, especially when worn with blazers or biker jackets. It’s about taking the Parisian spirit and bringing it to the H&M world,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design, New Development.
The fabrics featured silk satin, fine cashmere, leather, velvet and fake fur.
My favorite pieces from this collection were the sequined stripped dress, the embroidered jacket and the black knee length boots. Of course the accessories are, as usual, to die for and the blue statement necklace is a must have for me.

The great news is that the collection will hit 250 stores worldwide on my birthday, September 4th, so I will have one more reason to celebrate that day and I will treat myself with some of these H&M beauties because as the song goes "It's my birthday and I will shop if I want to"
Or something like that.

Till next time!

Monday, June 16, 2014

White lace top and Skirt Bike

Hi! I can barely type now, but I am not going to let this stop me from blogging. My hands and feet are sore from yesterday. Why? You might ask. I learned to ride a bike at 25. You have no idea how fulfilling that moment was for me. I really thought that there was no hope for me and that I was a lost cause until I met the wonderful girls behind the project SkirtBike.

Let me tell you how I got to meet Mihaela and Roxana. Mihaela contacted me the other day to ask me if I would be interested in becoming a Skirt Bike ambassador and if I would like to be part of the project "Cyclist Fashionista". 
I was very happy that they approached me because this is a lovely project and wanted to say yes to this proposal on the spot.

The only problem was that I had no idea how to ride a bike. I was actually a little embarrassed to admit it, but I was honest with her and told her about my Achilles' heel.
To my surprise she replied that this wasn't gonna be a problem and that I could learn how to ride a bike in no time. I was like, no, no, others have tried and failed. It's just no use! I can't learn how to ride a bike.
Mihaela said that I should give it a try and come meet her and Roxana, my bike tutor, on Sunday at a Skirt Bike event.

OK. Deal! I was prepared for the worst, but hoped for the best. I arrived at the meeting point and the girls grabbed their bikes. They were very confident that I would succeed, but I was lacking the confidence and because of my doubts I couldn't do anything. I was stuck.
But then I thought to myself, these girls just met me and they believe in me, why can't I believe in myself? That's when I realized that the only one standing in the way was me and that nothing is impossible when you believe in yourself. 

I now know that a positive mindset goes a long way. I am forever grateful to Skirt Bike for this bike lesson that turned out into a valuable life lesson.

If you know how to ride a bike in a fashionable way you can participate in the Skirt Bike parade that will take place on July 6th in Bucharest. The route will be Palatul Copiilor - Bd. Tineretului, Bd. Dimitrie Cantemir, Piata Unirii - Piata Universitatii - Piata Romana - Piata Victoriei - Bd. Aviatorilor - Parcul Herastrau (intrarea Pescarus). 
Meeting hour: 15:00-16:00. Take off: 16:00.

P.S. Pretty soon, when I will master the bike riding technique, I am going to ride in a fashionable way too. In an outfit like the one below for example.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Denim shirt

Hi! I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. I took these photos this Sunday while strolling the Matasari street. The urban fair, Femei pe Matasari, reached its 4th edition this year and, in my opinion, also reached its goal to change people's perception about the infamous street.
Once know as a place of depravity and immorality, the street is now the place where empowered come together and help each other thrive. The Femei pe Matasari event has exceeded the concept of a fair and has become a cultural movement.
I hope you enjoy the photos. 

I am wearing Meli Melo straw hat and necklace, La Mode Toujours skirt, Vero Moda denim shirt and BB-up sandals.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Statement necklace

Hi! It's been a while since I last showed you pictures of my adorable, precious living cotton ball aka Tenshi. You know what is the hardest part of not living with my parents anymore? No, not paying my own bills, cooking my own meals, doing laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping and finally behaving like an adult. Though these weren't easy to deal with either considering that I was a very, very spoiled brat young woman until 2 years ago. The hardest thing for me it's not seeing this little fellow every day and falling asleep with him by my side anymore. I love you a lottle. It's like a little, except a lot.

I am wearing a Meli Melo necklace, H&M kimono and blouse, Koton pants and Dasha bag.

Tenshi my cotton ball cat.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Digital Diva Awards 2014

Thank God it's Monday. I mean it, no sarcasm behind my words. Last week was officially my worst week this year and I couldn't wait to leave everything behind and start afresh. 

The new week brings some exciting news for my blog already. My blog has been selected as a nominee for the second edition of Digital Divas Awards

I registered my blog in the "Best Use of Photography in Blogging" category and I was very happy to see that I made the final cut alongside my dear friends, Sandra and Eve. I am rooting for you, girls! You know I am one of your biggest fans.

I am very excited to attend the only major, beauty, fashion and lifestyle event dedicated to the active women in social media. The Digital Divas Awards 2014 will be held tomorrow, June 3rd, at Ghika Palace. See you there!