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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Milan Fashion Week fall 2012 highlights

Before Paris Fashion Weeks goes live and we all get too hot and bothered with the street style photos to actually pay attention to the designers, let’s just discuss a bit what happened in Milan.
I’m really not into the black or generally dark vibe some of the designers seem to channel this season, so you won’t be surprised some of my top picks from Milan Fashion Week were more on the colorful side. 

Ok, maybe Alberta Feretti not so much but I really, really loved the ultra polished looks that mixed delicate pencil skirts made out off airy fabrics and the fur capes, vests and leather tops. 
And how about those amazing sheer maxi dresses that floated on the runway like a dream?!

And then we have Etro and Fendi that came up with spectacular outwear pieces. 
Etro always delivers fantastic and unique prints and this season is no exception - I adore them and the colors and mix of abstract patterns are truly exquisite. Apparently the peplum trend is here to stay – I love the leather ruffle belts Veronica Etro used in many of the body hugging looks.

Fendi silhouette for this season is striking and the waist is in the limelight – that and the mix of colors and patterns make this collection a stand out for me. The super feminine looks with puffed-up shoulders have a very glamorous feel under the heavy winter coats – a wonderful contrast if you ask me.

 Any thoughts?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Decor tips - colorful radiators

Here’s a small detail that can change a room entirely and give a makeover to an otherwise esthetically useless object – the radiator.
I know many of you living in Romania have one of those ugly, old fashioned radiators in your flats (I do) and you probably don’t know how to cover it because it’s such an eyesore.

Well, here’s a simple solution to make it look fantastic – you can paint it in a bright color that goes well with the rest of the room.
You’ll then have an instant mood lifter, something to funky up the room and the radiator will not only give warmth to the room but it will actually look good while doing it!

 What do you think? 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Blue velvet jacket gets friendly with pink tutu

It may look like I’m living in a winter wonderland but it’s just a smoke screen, it’s more like a winter horror land. The rest of the city is all muddy snow and slippery which I should know as I had the pleasure to graciously land in a puddle and almost broke my tailfeather back.
Add huge amounts of embarrassment to that and you’ll get the image. 

So I’m staying away from heels, it’s hard enough to maintain a vertical position in flat boots. That’s not to say I’m going monochrome and sad, I’m actually in a very spring friendly mood. In case you’re wondering why I’m dressed like a cupcake – it’s my way of protesting against this endless winter! For the look of things it's actually working a bit - just know it’s all me! :))))

Both my skirt and bag are presents from my sister, she always gets me things with no particular reason, just because she knows I’d love them – isn’t that fantastic? She actually got me this skirt in two colors, you’ve seen me wearing the ivory one a while ago – I love them both as they are pretty special, an unexpected mix of fabrics:  thick wool and soft tulle and a bit of a tutu shape (for grownups such as myself). 

And then we have the velvet jacket that I also like a lot, especially the color of it - a dark shade of blue. Goes great with hot pink, wouldn’t you say? The rest is all jewelery, boots and silver nails!

My cozy long coat over all that and long gloves are a must! I'm not into suffering/freezing in the name of fashion!:)
 I’m wearing:
skirt/fusta – HLN 
necklaces/coliere - Asos and random brand
  blouse, coat, boots/ bluza, palton, cizme – random Brand
velvet jacket, belt/ sacou catifea, curea - vintage
Bag/ geanta - Marks&Spencer
 ring/ inel –H&M

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today's Mood :)

I know many of you missed Mina and asked me about her, so you’ll be excited to find out she’s back to blogging. I know I'm excited!!! It’s a new start and a new blog for her so she’ll appreciate all your love!

 Make sure and check out Glitter In My Veins!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Paradise by Oriflame review and giveaway (CLOSED)

I thought we should start this week in style with a great giveaway for all of you. 
The guys over at Oriflame sent me their new perfume - Paradise – to test and give to one lucky reader which I am more than happy to do. 

My first impression when I opened the package was – Gosh, I love the bottle and the fancy gold cork. I’m a sucker for a beautiful presentation! Then I puffed a fragrant cloud of Paradise (pun intended) and graciously stepped into it – because I’m that kind of girl; it’s the way I apply perfume, I swear, I’m super classy as I told you time and time again:))).

And it hit me: Paradise smells like spring and sun, peonies and jasmine with subtle hints of musk, it’s fresh, bohemian and feminine with a bit of spicy in there. I’m sure many of you will love it.

I had fun taking a few pictures with the perfume so that you can see what is that you can win entering this giveaway.

All you have to do for a chance to win the perfume (Paradise by Oriflame) is (all 3 conditions are mandatory):
LIKE Pop Culture&Fashion Magic on Facebook
Share this article on your Facebook wall, maybe 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 an extra one, two, three or four chances to win you can also (these are not mandatory and each one will count as an extra entry):
1. Like Oriflame Romania on Facebook (mention this in a comment so that I can count an extra entry for you)
2. Follow Pop Culture&Fashion Magic via Bloglovin’ (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).

The giveaway ends February 28th. The winner will be sorted out randomly. This is an international giveaway – anybody can join in!

RO: Hello superstars! Stiu ca zilele de luni nu sunt cele mai placute, dar v-am pregatit un giveaway care sper sa va inveseleasca. 

Cei de la Oriflame mi-au trimis noul lor parfum – Paradise – pentru un test drive si pentru a-l oferi unuia dintre dragii mei cititori. Prima mea reactie cand am deschis cutia a fost un ahhhhh entuziamat legat de designul adorabil al sticlutei cu capac auriu spectaculos. Imediat am pulverizat un nor parfumat in care am pasit gratios (doar stiti cat de classy sunt – va spun asta tot timpul in speranta ca me veti crede pe cuvant :)))). Paradise este un parfum fructat, usor condimentat, perfect pentru a invoca atat de asteptata primavara. 

Miroase a soare, bujori, lacramioare si iasomie (notele de baza) cu accente suave de frezie, piper negru si rosu (notele inalte) si o aroma usora de mosc, cashmeran si lemn de cedru (notele joase). Mi s-a parut rafinat, dar nepretentios si bohem – un parfum usor de purtat si care te face sa te simti bine in pielea, te duce cu gandul la libertate si vacante spontane.

Mi-a facut asadar placere sa fac si cateva fotografii cu parfumul pe care il puteti castiga!

Pentru a participa este suficient sa (toate cele 3 conditii de mai jos sunt absolut necesare):

LIKE pagina de Facebook a Pop Culture
Share (sa puneti link) acestui articol cu giveaway-ul pe peretele vostru de Facebook si sa lasati link ca sa pot verifica
Lasati un comentariu la acest post in care sa mentionati adresa de email ca sa pot contacta castigatorul si numele cu care urmariti Pop Culture pe Facebook 

Petru una, doua trei  sau patru sanse suplimentare de a castiga parfumul Paradise by Oriflame  puteti sa : 
1.      Like pagina Oriflame Romania (mentionati asta in comentariu ca sa pot adauga o inscriere suplimentara)
2. Urmariti Pop Culture prin GFC (Google Frined Conect) - (mentionati asta in comentariu ca sa pot adauga o inscriere suplimentara)
3.Urmariti Pop Culture prin Bloglovin’ (mentionati asta in comentariu ca sa pot adauga o inscriere suplimentara)
4.Scrieti o insemnare rapida despre Giveaway pe blogul personal sau scrieti pe Twitter despre giveaway (lasati un comentariu cu linkul)

Pentru fiecare conditie suplimentara indeplinita veti primi o inscriere in plus (fiecare cititor poate avea maxim 5 inscrieri daca indeplineste toate conditiile – cele obligatorii plus cele suplimentare.)
Giveawayul se incheie pe 28 februarie! Mult success!

Good luck to all of you!

 The Winner

I just want to thank you all for taking the time to enter out giveaway sponsored by Oriflame. I’m very happy so many of you decided to do it and just know I wish I had a fragrance  for all of you. 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. 58 - that's Beauty and others! Congratulations!!!

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