Friday, May 30, 2014

Avanpremiere 14

Hi! Yet another edition of Avanpremiere Fest has ended. The 14th edition of Avanpremiere took place in the magical national museum of contemporary art. Seven talented designers presented their Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collections. My favorite collection, Villa Della Signorina, was signed by Natalia Vasiliev and I am sure this statement doesn't surprise anyone since I always declare my admiration for her magnificent work.
I would like to apologize for the quality of the pictures. Turns out it's pretty hard to capture the road runner models when your head is spinning and you have a fever. For more and better pictures from the fashion show, please visit Avanpremiere's Facebook page here

Any tips on how to get rid of a flu faster? It's been 5 days already and I would like to enjoy the coming weekend. Yes, I had tea. In fact, I drank more tea than any Englishman this week.
Let me know please.

R'ias Couture - "Muse"- Madalina Vlad (head accessories) 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar

Hi! I hope you are not tired with my Istanbul travel posts yet because I have one last post for you. What am I saying. Of course you are not. This is Istanbul we are talking about. 
It's been almost 2 months since I left this wonderful city and I miss it already. If you look at the pictures below I am sure you can understand why. Istanbul has an addictive flavor.

Speaking of flavors, I visited the Egyptian bazaar, also known as Spice Market, and saw all of these spices, herbs and medicinal plants that I never even heard of. Since I am not a foodie, I didn't buy anything there and wrapped things up quick. There was one bazaar I was excited to see though. The Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest and largest markets in the whole wide world, so it seemed like the perfect place for a shopaholic like me to visit.

Quick advice. If you ever visit the Grand Bazaar, don't make eye contact with the merchandisers. You will never get rid of them. Even if you are not interested in buying anything at all from their stand, they will think that you are just playing hard to get and will follow you around like a Pac-man ghost. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sicilian Holiday the new Meli Melo collection

Summer is around the corner and I bet that by now you are all dreaming about escaping the city and hitting the road. I know that's all I am day dreaming about lately. Packing and going on a summer holiday. Unfortunately, for me, vacation is still 1-2 months away and there's nothing I can do about it. I will have to focus on work and my blog until then. 

Easy, breezy! Breezy, sea, beach, chaise lounge. Darn! Go away summer thoughts. You can do it, Laura. Stay on track.
Double darn. It slipped my mind for a second there that today's post is about Meli Melo's newest collection, Sicilian Holiday. Seems like I am doomed. I have no choice, but to give in and fantasize about summer vacations. 

Now, let's talk about the beautiful collection Sicilian Holiday, shall we? These are some gorgeous campaign pictures, don't you think? 
Sicilian Holiday wants to invite you on the sea shore, in a Mediterranean scenery. Italy awaits you, and the accessories from this this collection will help you get in the Sicilian 50s atmosphere.
The Sicilian Holiday collection is dedicated to those women that love freedom, vacations in fairytale like places and handmade accessories that tell a story. This collection fits women that love the Mediterranean breeze, summery, casual outfits in bold colors and patterns like a glove. So,  pick out your summer holiday destination and live in your own romantic, Italian movie!

The collection Sicilian Holiday can be found online at Meli Melo.com and in all stores across the country.
Also, my new beautiful statement necklace from Meli Melo that you see in the last picture can be found here.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Boyfriend jeans

I love this pair of jeans. Wow. Never thought I would hear myself use love and jeans in the same sentence. I've always had problems finding a pair of jeans, or pants for that matter, that fit me perfectly everywhere. I kid you not, the odds of me running into Sasquatch were much bigger than me finding the perfect pair of jeans. 
So, as a protest, I stopped wearing pants/jeans altogether and wore skirts and dresses exclusively. Well, my faith in jeans has now been restored! I found the (almost) perfect pair of boyfriend jeans at H&M yesterday. I will live in these until they turn into rags, even in the summer when the temperature is 40°C.  

 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Floral print maxi dress

Hi! I hope you all had a great weekend so far despite the heavy rain that seems to be unstoppable.
I managed to take some pictures today, before the sky unleashed of course, and couldn't wait to post them and brag a little. Please bare with me while I brag about my hair bun. It's the first time I sport this kind of hairstyle, though I wanted to try it out for some time now. 
You see, when it comes to hairdos, I seem to have two right hands (I am left-handed). I have absolutely no skills and I had serious doubts that I would actually manage to make this sophisticated high hair bun on my own. To my surprise, I nailed it! I am so proud of my achievement. 
If you don't mind I would also like to brag a little about my floral print maxi dress. It's like a piece of art, don't you think? The best thing about this dress was the price though. A bargain! I discovered this little shop around my place with beautiful, affordable stuff. 
I am going to go now, but let me add real quick that my Meli Melo necklace and Aztec print clutch are the best accessories I could ask for and really completed my look.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

C&A Summer Fashion Festival

Hi. C&A, the Dutch fashion chain, presented their Summer 2014 Collection last Monday during a beautiful event. The event took place in a small bohemian bistro, Acuarela
As you can see in the pictures below, this was the perfect location to reproduce the vibe of a summer festival right in the heart of the overcrowded Bucharest. I got to spend some quality time with old friends, fellow bloggers, while sipping cocktails and listening to relaxing jazz music. This is what I call a perfect evening.

Now, let's talk about the new C&A collection for a moment. There were many pieces that stole my heart like the embroidered ethnic print denim vest, the white embroidered tank top, the bright yellow shirt and the perforated bag.
The C&A Summer 2014 collection hits the stores today, May 1st, so make sure you check it out!