Thursday, June 28, 2012

Romwe Big Giveaway - CLOSED

I'm hosting yet another giveaway sponsored by Romwe  to celebrate the 2012 European Cup! The prize is very generous: a 100$ giftcard for you to spend on romwe as you please + a pocket watch valued at 85$ + an USB led message fan by Nortwest ( 35$)!


All you have to do for a chance to win is (all 3 conditions are mandatory): 
 
Sign up on Romwe (if you didn't already)
Share this on your Facebook wall, tag @Pop Culture and leave the link in a comment
Leave a comment on this post with your email address (MUST be the one you used to create your Romwe account) and the link so that I can confirm you shared this post with your friends

 Items under 100$ I personally loved!

 For extra chances to win you can also (these are not mandatory and each one will count as an extra entry):
1. Follow Pop Culture&Fashion Magic via Bloglovin’ (mention this in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you)
2. Follow Pop Culture&Fashion Magic via Google Friend Connect (mention this in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you)
3. Blog or tweet about it on your blog or Twitter account (mention this in a comment and leave the link so that I can count an extra entry for you).
4. Follow us on Tumblr  (mention this (your Tumblr page) in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you).
5. Follow us on Pinterest (mention this (your Pinterest name) in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you)

The giveaway ends July 20th. The winner will be sorted out randomly. This is an international giveaway – anybody can join in!
  Items under 100$ I personally loved!



 The Winner

I just want to thank you all for taking the time to enter out giveaway sponsored by Romwe. I’m very happy so many of you decided to join in. Hopefully we’ll have many others so that every one of you can win something.  In the meantime I have to rely on the Gods of chance to choose the winner. This is the list I made with all the entries (the mandatory one and the extra entries):

  …and the winner is... 
  No. 148 - that's Melody Lander! Congratulations!!!

 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Floral Tuxedo

This asymmetric tuxedo type blouse with a tiny pointy tips collar is one of my favorite items I ever got from romwe. So much so that I wore it two times last week in pretty similar outfits!

I realize that most of girls would wear this with a pencil skirt or skinny jeans (and I’m excited to try that too), but I wanted to do something different and paired it with my signature mid length, slightly puffy skirts and belted the whole thing. 

The cool gold, spiked earrings are something I added trying to tough things up, but I guess floral skirts and high heels don’t really scream punk! That’s OK, though – other than being obsessed with spikes I’m not all that punk myself! 

Another item I'm really digging right now is the color block purse - I find the compact shape and mix of colors to be really amazing! I’m going to get it out around town a lot this summer!

 I’m wearing:
shoes / pantofi -  H&M and random brand
bag / geanta - random brand
  bracelets / bratari - H&M
skirts, belts /fuste, curele - vintage
  tuxedo blouse / bluza - romwe
spiked earrings/cercei cu tepi - romwe
sunglasses / ochelari  - Asos

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Oasap 152 silk dresses Giveaway - CLOSED

A new surprise at the horizon, guys! Oasap is sponsoring a huge giveaway on their site! 

There are going to be 152 winners and the prizes are beautiful silk dresses and blouses for you to choose!
I will also randomly choose one winner for every 100 entries I get through my blog! 

More entries, more winners. You have more than one chance to win your favorite dress from oasap!



Here are the mandatory rules:

1. Sign in your account on oasap.com. No account yet? Register to get a 20% off coupon code.
2. You need to choose a dress, a size and then vote here, so that we know the size you need if you win. Click on the product image to see size details.
One account may have at most 3 entries; that is to say, you can vote a maximum of 3 favorite items.
We will select winner(s) at random and contact winner(s) through the email(s) they used to register  their account(s) on oasap.com.
3. Leave a comment here so that I know you entered through my blog and count you for the prize/s I'll choose myself!!

For extra entries:
1.Like Oasap on Facebook
2.Follow Oasap on Pinterest

The Winner


Congratulations!!!


 

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Vanity Table


If I stop to think about how many things I want in my dream house I end up realizing it should be as large as castle, but somewhere central, if you know what I mean. Cause if we are to dream, let’s at least dream big!

Besides alcove beds, a round stair library, breakfast nooks, indoor swings, colorful walls, decadent chandeliers hanging everywhere I’m really, really obsessed with having a vanity table.
I bet that’s really shocking coming from a fashion blogger, the more modest of the human beings, known for being shy and reserved, not so keen on attention!:)))

And I’m not talking about a table with a small mirror and a chair, I’m thinking of a grand, indulging, slightly excessive, preferably vintage vanity table. 
Yes, I’m basically describing a shrine, but less creepy because instead of photos with Charlie Hunnam, love potions and candles we’re just talking about bottles of perfume, make up and scattered jewelry. Inoffensive stuff!

Something to make you feel like Old Hollywood royalty – a bit of an altar for you narcissistic side! :))) When it comes to vanity tables I’m thinking what would Rita Heyworth, Ava Gardner or Elisabeth Taylor do? Maybe I should consider a powder room - a vanity mirror seems suddenly insufficient!
I have no budget to worry about - dreaming is for free so! :)))

Here you have some visuals in case I’m not painting a picture vivid enough! 

 The soft blue and gold mix in this vintage vanity tables gives an aristocratic vibe I very much approve of!
The appropriate amount of girly things a vanity mirror should be covered in!
 Absolutely stunning vintage vanity mirrors with elaborate details!
 The flying, angel wings teddy bear could be a bit much - who am I kidding? I'm feeling it, I need one just like that!
 Now we're talking - a vase bearing Cupid it's a must on this exquisite, blue, vintage vanity table! You just have to have at least one!
  How about some vintage French style cream and gold vanity tables? Yes, please!
Source: 1, 2.
 Do you feel your life is complete without one of these? Really? Think about it!



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mint, yellow and blue mood


As summer is taken over I'm really into a mix of soft mints and blues with neon shades of yellow or green. I feel this color combo looks really fresh and light! I also love the optimistic vibe it gives!

Here are some dream outfits I made using the above talked color scheme. I hope you love them as much as I do!

 

Do you like any of the items I used in my  fashion collages?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pleated honey and liquid lace


Summer has taken over Bucharest and I’m feeling it! I’m actually excited for all the promises, adventures and fun summer nights with friends that I’m hoping for. And talking about friends – Anna is one of those everybody should have at least one.

Just a few days ago we went to see The Avengers and, as luck had it, we were completely alone in a huge cinema hall. It was a blast – the level of hotness in this movie is out of charts (ovaries explosion fest) so we were able to talk, comment, laugh - no filter needed - as laud as we wanted without anybody bitch slapping us.

It felt like they had a private screening just for the two of us - or they just knew we are not able to behave in the presence of Thor, Loki, Captain America and Hawkeye and decided to save us the embarrassment:))). We did have a blast!

As far as my outfit goes I went for a solar look with my yellow pleated skirt and a see-through lace blouse. I’m also wearing a cool heart covered bag that I like a lot: the mix of colors and fabrics with the gold hardware and the fact that it’s huge equals perfection for me.
And in case you missed it because I’m so very subtle in this department – I have shitloads of jewelry on. :))))


Anna - looking all kinds of beautiful! And she's also wearing a heart covert something - in fact I have the same skirt (great minds do think alike)!
 I don't know why I'm giving you the evil eye here! :)
  I’m wearing:
shoes / pantofi - random brand
bag / geanta - random brand
 necklace, bracelets / colier, bratari - H&M
skirt/fusta - Dorothy Perkins
  lace blouse / bluza de dantela - thrifted
sunglasses / ochelari  - romwe

Monday, June 11, 2012

Artwork/Illustration Spotlight - Belinda Chen


Belinda Chen is a 24 years old freelance illustrator, visual designer and print-maker who has graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. 

After having lived in Melbourne and Berlin for a while she now resides in Shanghai. Belinda creates amazing drawings and collages in mixed media style and she loves character design and narrative story telling.

 Flamingo Sands - my absolute favorite illustration by Belinda Chen

Here are some of my other favorite pieces form Belinda’s expanding portfolio:

I find Belinda has a very unique and imaginative style and I appreciate her confidence in trying different things when it comes to her art while also being true to herself! 

I absolutely love her play with outlines and the fantastic pops of color against white backgrounds. This technique makes her fashion illustrations look effortless, elegant and truly inspirational.
No wonder her work has been featured in numerous magazines such as Nylon, N*Style, Madison, SOKO and Gloss Creative.


I also found this interesting presentation/interview of Belinda’s on touchnote that I feel gives us a little more insight into her creative world:
I guess I enjoyed drawing a lot and I love seeing people enjoy my work.
Who's my favorite artist? Frida Kahlo, she is amazing! I love the colors, passion and story. I also love surrealist stuff involving space and dreams.
I am very much into Pop Art, such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. I love the fun aspect of their work and the bright colors they use. I also like retro images and photos.
I love the detail and delicate lines in Wenzel Hablik crystal and geological inspired etchings. I find lines fascinating; lines in children’s drawings, lines in nature, lines created by fireworks, etc.
 Piccolo Degree Apartments - amazing lift lobby graphics
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! How do you feel about her work?



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Neon Splash


This outfit marks one of the most embarrassing days I had in a long time! Good thing I didn’t really know until I got home so it wasn’t that bad. 

The thing is this was the first (and last) time I wore the black dress pictured below – and it was at work of all places. I felt pretty good leaving my home in the morning in this get up and I thought that all the looks I got from everybody at my job were because I was looking particularly hot. I don’t know why, but I always suppose that I’m looking really good when somebody looks at me insistently when in fact I have something plastered all over my face or a ridiculous thing like that:)))).

But when I got back home my sister solved the mystery (after rolling on the floor laughing) - the back of my dress was pretty see through – I guess that it got that way from all the sitting down or something cause I’m sure it wasn’t like that when I left! Thank God I was wearing black underwear so at least it looked good – a real fashion statement I might say! You’re welcome, guys, but never again! 

Other than that I still feel the blue blazer, red thin belt and the neon green flats were complimenting the black dress and making it cool.

The stag necklace is something I made using scraps of a ring that I somehow succeeded in broking. I’m always “redesigning” the jewelry I destroy! Some even end up looking better than the original piece.

I’m wearing:
dress/rochie - H&M
  blazer, sunglasses/sacou, ochelari - random brand
flats/balerini - New Yorker
rings/inele - Meli Melo and New Look
necklaces/coliere - DIY (made by me)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Shopbop 100$ giftcard Rompers giveaway - CLOSED


Hello guys! I finally got around hosting another brilliant Shopbop giveaway I was telling you about for a while now! The prize is a 100$ giftcard that you can use to buy anything you want from shopbop.com.
They have a large variety of designer clothes; accessories and jewelry, there are so many wonderful pieces to choose from!
You have to check out  all the amazing rompers they have, the Madewell scarves and the Juicy Couture tops. There’s something for everyone! 

 I’ve actually made made some collages with things on Shopbop I absolutely adore. Most of them are under 100$ so you can start planning what to choose if you’re the lucky winner! 





All you have to do for a chance to win the 100$ giftcard is (all 3 conditions are mandatory):

LIKE PopCulture&Fashion Magic on Facebook
Share this on your Facebook wall, tag @Pop Culture and leave the link in a comment
Leave a comment on this post with your email address and the name you used to like Pop Culture&Fashion Magic on Facebook and the link (for the share) 



 For extra chances to win you can also (these are not mandatory and each one will count as an extra entry):
1. Follow Pop Culture&Fashion Magic via Bloglovin’ (mention this in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you)
2. Follow Shopbop on Twitter (mention this in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you)
3. Follow Pop Culture&Fashion Magic via Google Friend Connect (mention this in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you)
4. Blog or tweet about it on your blog or Twitter account (mention this in a comment and leave the link so that I can count an extra entry for you).
5. Follow us on Tumblr  (mention this (your Tumblr page) in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you).
6. Follow us on Pinterest (mention this (your Pinterest name) in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you)


 The giveaway ends June 21st. The winner will be sorted out randomly. This is an international giveaway – anybody can join in!

The Winner

I just want to thank you all for taking the time to enter out giveaway sponsored by Shopbop! I’m very happy so many of you decided to join in. Hopefully we’ll have many others so that every one of you can win something. Meantime I have to rely on the Gods of chance to choose the winner. This is the list I made with all the entries (the mandatory one and the extra entries):

   …and the winner is...
  No. 130 - that's Rena Vazzi! Congratulations!!!

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