Sunday, January 31, 2010

How to wear...high boots (Part one)

Girls in Romania start to ruin the high boots trend for me; in the last few months I saw so many awful outfits staring this type of boots that I'm slowly beginning to dislike them. I really don’t want to, I think a well chosen pair of high boots can go a long way, but overdoing and overusing a trend can ruin it for everybody else.
In my daily trips to very stylish fashion blogs I love, I found some great outfits that show how great a pair of high boots can look. I also made some outfits in Looklet for you, I hope this will help and give yous ideas!

Add a retro vibe and big accessories to your outfit (The Glamurai)
Keep it simple, modern and classy (Alix – The cherry blossom girl)
Add little charming details (headbands, hats) for a romantic look (Louise Ebel – Miss Pandora)
Go back to black and architectural (Jane – Sea of shoes)
Add a rough edge (like a military parka over a soft pink dress) - (Aimee – Song of style)
Be cool and effortless as the awesome Queen Michelle

My looklet looks:
1. A cartoon inspired outfit: don’t be afraid to mix different patterns in one outfit!
2. Equestrian
 3. Dressing up or down: from day to night!
Am tot vazut in ultimele luni fete cu cizme inalte care habar nu au cum sa le combine si sfarsesc prin a arata ridicol, parca merg zilnic la auditie pentru un rol in Pretty Woman. Cizmele inalte incep sa devina in Romania ceea ce au fost cizmele crosetate, ugg-urile sau colantii de latex, adica un trend adopatat de toata lumea aiurea si pe care eventual (datorita sutelor de outfituri nereusite in care le vezi integrate zilnic) sfarsesti prin a nu le mai suporta. Nu as vrea sa se ajunga aici – o pereche de cizme de genul acesta bine alese (evitati materialele stralucitoarele sau orice altfel de zorzoane) mi se par foarte cool. In continuare aveti cateva exemple de outfituri foarte reusite construite in jurul cizmelor inalte purtate de cateva dintre fetele cu bloguri de stil care imi plac mult de tot, dar si cateva tinute realizate de mine in looklet! Urmeaza si partea a doua!

Ce spuneti? Va plac cizmele inalte? Aveti o pereche sau doriti sa achizitionati una? Care dintre lookurile alese de mine va plac? Do you like/own a pair of high boots? Is there a look from those above that you like best?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Read...heads - part one

There’s something magic about redheads! Not all of them, but the few that get it right are truly spectacular. And the contrast between pale skin and red hear is so aristocratic, almost out of this world (this world where everybody seems to fall asleep at the tanning salon).

Roscatele cu pielea foarte alba au ceva special, aristocratic si plin de farmec. Nu-i asa? E aproape magic!
The adorable Elin (Elinkan)
 The very beautiful and stilish Tahti Syrjala
The lovely Louise Ebel (Miss Pandora)
                 Photo credit for the rest of the pictures here!

Soundtrack: Azi ascut Try!

Monday, January 25, 2010

SAG fashion rocked my world!

When it comes to killer outfits SAG 2010 (Screen Actors Guild Awards) was even better then the Golden Globes. These ladies left me speechless with their wonderful choices:

It’s official. Diane Kruger can’t do no wrong. This Jason Wu. dress she’s so gracefully wearing is perfection!
Carey Mulligan looks adorable and super chic in Lanvin (plus some stunning bling: Fred Leighton - 19th century diamond snake pendant earrings, a diamond line bracelet and a pear-shaped diamond ring.) She has the best smile in Hollywood- no doubt about that and the pixie cut never looked better!
Vera Farmiga wears a J. Mendel gown with satin peep toe shoes  by Ferragamo. Don’t actually love the makeup but the dress is divine, so ethereal and delicate.
Christina Hendricks in Carolina Herrera( Irit jewels, shoes by Christian Louboutin and a Rene Caovilla clutch). I admit I have the biggest girl crush on her!
 Lea Michele in Malandrino (Tiffany & Co. jewelry).  Lea is surprising me in the best way possible, she looks like a pro on the red carpet, although she’s a newcomer.

Mouse ears and flowers

Mouse ears have conquered the world and my heart and if you throw into the mix a floral dress and over the knee socks you got my attention. Split Pea Vintage specializes in high quality vintage clothing and has a beautiful Spring 2010 lookbook. Just take a look!

Urechile de soarece (in Romania gasiti urechi de soricel, pisica, iepure, din dantela - aici) au cucerit lumea si arata perfect combinate cu sosete peste genunchi si rochii cu imprimeuri florale. Daca nu ma credeti pe cuvant, aruncati o privire la lookbook-ul primavara 2010 realizat de Split Pea Vintage.
 
                                                                    Photo Credit
Purtati haine vintage sau retro? Ce ziceti de urechi? Va vedeti cu o pereche pe cap sau doar le admirati de la distanta? Do you wear vintage or at least a naughty pair of mouse ears?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rolling Stone and 1984

I’m not much of a collector (except for clothes) but I would love to have a huge collection of old Rolling Stone magazines. I’m planning to do a series of articles with the best covers of Rolling Stone as I believe you can really recreate an era in terms of who was who in a year or even a decade just by looking at the covers of this amazing magazine. For starters I chose a singular year: 1984, a narcissistic move as it is the year of my birth. So here you have the covers and subsequently you now know who was “the shit” back then; you’ll also see that most of the artists and actors are still current nowadays. 1984 was pretty cool!!!!

Rolling Stone is the most famous music periodical in the world and one of the biggest pop culture symbols of our time. Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone is published once every two weeks.
The magazine was named after the 1948 Muddy Waters song and deals with music, politics and popular culture. Initially reporting on the hippie counterculture, by the 1970s, Rolling Stone made its mark for political coverage being linked with the articles of the controversial journalist Hunter S. Thompson and many other prominent writers. Rolling Stone Magazine changed its format in the 1990s to appeal to younger readers, often focusing on young television or film actors and pop music. This led to criticism that the magazine was emphasizing style over substance. In recent years, the magazine has resumed its traditional mix of content, including in-depth political stories, and has seen its circulation increase.
Bruce Springsteen (December)
Steve Martin (November)
Madonna (November)
Tina Turner (October)
David Bowie (October)
John Belushi (September)
Huey Lewis (September)
Tom Wolfe, Steven Spielberg, Little Richard (August)
Prince (August)
Bill Murray (August)
The Go-Go's  (July)
Duran Duran
Culture Club (June)
Bob Dylan (June)
 Marvin Gaye (May)
 
Cyndi Lauper (May)
Eddie Murphy (April)
Daryl Hannah (April)
The Police (March)
Jack Nicholson (March)
Michael Jackson (March)
The Beatles (February)
 
ARMS Concert Participants (January)

Nu prea colectionez lucruri (cu exceptia hainelor), insa mi-ar placea mult de tot sa am o colectie imensa cu numerele vechi ale revistei Rolling Stone. Cum acest lucru nu este posibil, planuiesc sa scriu o serie de articole despre cele mai bune coperti ale Rolling Stone de-a lungul anilor. Este suficient sa privesti copertile aparute intr-un anumit an sau chiar decada pentru a realiza care au fost persoanele care au marcat acea perioada. Pentru inceput am facut o alegere usor narcisista, anul 1984 (anul in care m-am nascut) pentru a vedea “who was who” atunci; in mod surprinzator o mare parte a celor de pe copertile din 1984 sunt relevanti si azi dupa 25 de ani (tocmai acest aspect face din Rolling Stone o publicatie atat de influenta).

Revista Rolling Stone este cea mai cunoscuta revista “muzicala” din lume si unul dintre cele mai importante simboluri ale culturii pop. Fondata in 1967 in San Francisco de catre Jann Wenner si Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone este o revista bilunara dedicata muzicii, politicii si culturii pop. Numele a fost ales dupa cantecul cu acelasi nume lansat in 1948 de Muddy Watters. Celebra pentru legendarele articole politice semnate de controverstatul Hunter S. Thompson in anii 70 (acesta a continuat sa scrie pentru revista pana la moartea sa in 2005), Rolling Stone si-a schimbat formatul la inceputul anilor 90 (cand l-au angajat pe fostul editor FHM, Ed Needham) pentru a atrage un public mai tanar, concetrandu-se pe actori tineri de film si televiziune si pe muzica pop. Aceasta schimbare a atras foarte multe critici legate de calitatea continutului; cititorii cei mai fideli au considerat ca revista si-a pierdut credibilitatea transformandu-se dintr-o publicatie serioasa plina de substanta in taboid superficial bazat pe expolatrea sexualitatii vedetelor momentului. In ultimii ani Rolling Stone a revenit la formatul original incluzand in paginile sale analize politice profunde alaturi de articolele dedicate muzicii, filmului si televiziunii – miscare care a dus la cresterea popularitatii si circulatiei revistei. De-a lungul timpului Rolling Stone a promovat scriitori importanti, a publicat articole si fotografii legendare devenind astfel una dintre cele mai influente publicatii din lume.

Ce coperta va place cel mai mult? Va amintiti de cineva? What cover do you prefer? Does Rolling Stone mean something to you?

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