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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hipster outfit: tigers and bowler hats

My life is pretty hectic right now so I feel that wearing something fun helps my mood. What I also found is that wearing a short skirt moves things along faster sometimes. And because I know you have dirty minds,  let me just clarify: I’m talking about people being nicer than usual.

I wanted this hat for ages but I postponed ordering it due to my preconception it wouldn’t look good on me. I also have a big head (I suspect that it has to be like that for all my brain to fit in :)))) and that was a worry too.

That being said, I love it and feel it looks cool with a huge pair of chandelier earrings. No worries, my ears weren’t harmed in the process although this is officially the biggest pair of chandelier earrings I own. It's going to be hard to top these!:)

As for the spiked hoodie, I had to have it – we’re talking white tiger here that’s like my spirit animal.
My sister said I should ask you for suggestions of what I could have added to make this look even more hipster(ish) ? :))) She lives to lovingly mock me!:)))

 I'm wearing:
  hat, tiger jumper/ palarie, pulover tigru - romwe
pleated skirt / fusta plisata – vintage
  boots / cizme - random brand
earrings / cercei - Asos
rings / inele - New Yorker (double heart), Koton (ironic diamante)
bag / geaca – H&M

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cara Delevingne – who’s that girl?

Cara Delevingne is the British model that everyone is talking about right now. In recent months I have heard and seen more and more of her as she is making her way to the top of the fashion world. Besides at least 50% of all Tumblr photos are photos of her.:)))

I remembered Cara from her days as an Asos model - even then she caught my eye. She has one of those unforgettable faces – a natural blonde with incredible, light green eyes and dark caterpillar eyebrows, the perfect contrasts – a strange, almost hypnotizing beauty. And, as it turns out, important designers agree as she is now strutting her stuff on every big runway out there. 

She began her modeling career when she was 17 and she’s now 20 years old. Her debut runway show was for Clements Ribeiro during spring 2012 at London Fashion Week. After that it was the Burberry show in New York and they liked her so much that she ended up as the new face of the fashion house.

That's why Cara Delevingne walked almost exclusively for Burberry and Burberry Prorsum for spring summer 2012 but the next season she was everywhere from Chanel, Stella McCartney, Cacharel to Sonia Rykiel, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana and more.

You may also remember Cara being part of Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2012. And all of this work didn’t go unnoticed as British Vogue described her as the "star face" of the autumn/winter 2012-2013 show season. She was also ranked #25 on's 50 Top Models and won Model Of The Year 2012 at the British Fashion Awards. 

And let’s not forget about the small part she played in Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky who was played by the amazing Aaron Taylor-Johnson whom I love.
It’s also rumored she almost got the role of Éponine in Les Misérables but in the end Samantha Barks landed the part instead.

Right now Cara Delevingne is the face of Chanel's Resort 2013 campaign and is booked for every major show in the Fashion Week Circuit.

Besides modeling and acting Cara Delevingne is interested in music as well and it’s been said Simon Fueller (the "Pop Idol"/"American Idol" creator) it’s set on transforming her into a pop sensation.

This last year she also graced the cover of some of the most prestigious fashion magazines: Vogue, Love, British Vogue, Harper's Bazaar's, Numero.

She definitely was a busy bee and I’m sure that’s going to escalade, the fashion world always ends up going crazy for some girl and this is pretty much the case now.

It helps that she is a London socialite. Cara Delevingne is the youngest of three sisters (Cara  is 20, Poppy is 26 and Chloe is 28) and was born in rich British family.

Her sister Poppy Delevingne is also a famous British model and the duo is often seen on red carpets, at music festivals and fashion weeks and is frequently featured on the party pages of British Vogue and The Telegraph.

In fact the Delevingne sisters are rich, blue- blooded and can compete with the Middleton sisters as far as the media coverage goes – the gossip columnists live to write about them. 

  Cara Delevingne and Poppy Delevingne together in a photoshoot!

Cara is the granddaughters of former English Heritage boss, Sir Jocelyn Stevens, who also founded the Caroline radio station, was the director of the London Evening Standard and later the Daily Express and the proprietor-editor of The Queen magazine. His first wife Janie Sheffield was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.

Cara Delevingne and her sisters had a privileged life from birth living in London's Mayfair and are friends with the Jaggers and Lily Allen's family. Cara’s godmother, Joan Collins, even come up with a clever nickname for this three: the ‘Dynasty Sisters’. Catchy, right?

Apparently they know everybody and their mother, from royalty to movie and music stars. Chloe has a degree in biomedical sciences, she is a nightclub entrepreneur and is almost always included in Britain's most powerful lists, Cara is friends with Princess Beatrice, Alexa Chung, Rita Ora, Rihanna, Azealia Banks and Poppy used to live with Sienna Miller. 

Although they never officially confirmed (or denied) it Cara Delevingne and One Direction's Harry Styles were causally dating for a few months last year (they were photographed on a number of dates between July and September 2012). It’s rumored that she dumped him because her agency/management team considered this relationship made her an even bigger tabloid target and Styles was too “low rent” for Cara. I do agree she can do better than Harry Styles (who’s famously getting over anybody in 5 seconds and can always find a cougar to comfort him if needed).

I’m not trying to make her seem like an angel here as she has a reputation for being a party animal and has been see intoxicated in public before (just note she is of legal drinking age in Britain).

She also seem very funny and goofy!

There is no doubt that she has a great career in front of her, I’m sure her profile is going to rise even higher this year and her famous entourage is only going to help her get anything she wants.

Cara has her fair share of haters who think the only reason she made it as a model is her rich family who bought her way into fashion using either money or all the connections and friendships they have with famous people. Maybe she started like that (cause let’s be honest thinks do work that way many times) and got her foot in the door via her parents, but there’s no denying Cara Delevingne is extremely beautiful and has that special quality that makes a great model.

And let’s face it - right now Cara Delevingne has it all -  she is young, beautiful and rich. She’s the girl who’s life every teenager out there wants to live. She is the next big thing!

 Some more facts about Cara:
  • Cara Delevingne’s official Tumblr page!
  • Cara Delevingne’s height and weight: 5' 9.5" / 176.53cm, not confirmed but around 59 kgs
  • Cara Delevingne twitter
  • Cara Delevingne age: born 12 august 1992 (20 years old)
 Photos: 1, 2, 3.
 Do you recognize her face? What do you think?

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Outfit - jumpsuit meets leather

I have nothing interesting to report so you’ll have to do without my usual words to live by and precious wisdom snippets. I honestly don’t know how you’re going to make it this week, but I do have faith in you guys! Hang in there! :)))

As you can see I’m wearing a green jumpsuit with a brown leather jacket and a loud gold belt! Nothing new under the sun! 
But what I really love about this outfit are the metallic toe orange boots! Those are pretty cool! 
Oh, yes – the huge brown bag is not bad either - I can fit a lot of stuff in there and I made a couple of small images with my favorite Old Hollywood actresses that I’m changing every time I use it. 

This awful winter day I had Miss Ava Gardner to keep me company ‘cause that’s how I roll! Entourage is everything and I do like to keep the best company!
  I'm wearing:
leather jacket /geaca piele - New Yorker
jumpsuit, belt, winter coat / salopeta, curea, palton – vintage
  boots / cizme - random brand
  rings, earrings / inele, cercei - random brand
bag / geaca – H&M

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Show, Spring-Summer 2013

Our favorite street style muse, Ulyana Sergeenko, has just sent her second couture collection down the runway. Although slightly off-schedule, her Paris show held at Theatre Marigny (January 22nd 2013) had a  star studded front row: Carine Roitfeld, Natalia Vodianova, Derek Blasberg, Dita von Teese, Hamish Bowles and an array of less known Russian socialites and personalities sporting her designs head to toe and showing their support.

All her collections including this one have a constant fairytale/royalty feel that’s actually a wholesome extension of Ulyana’s own style. And while many have said this is going to get old soon, I feel the exact opposite – her being so true to her own brand and visual identity only shows how much she believes in it and how she’s in this business of fashion for the long run. 

The models turned princesses for a day were literally stepping out of a life-sized fairytale book down a glittery yellow brick road inspired runway which perfectly embodied the feel of the entire collection: Scarlett O’Hara via Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz meets a heroine of eclectic descent – we had Russian off course, but also British, Mexican, French, Spanish and even 19th century American influences mixed in.

In fact, this American princess exploring the prairie was the main thing polishing off every look as far as I’m concerned. Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Show even had a bit of Salem witches, puritan wives flare here and there.     

 Isn’t this green silk number the most beautiful homage to Scarlett O’Hara’s famous curtain dress?

I don’t know if I’m the only one, but this is the thing that does it for me when it comes to Ulyana’s collections: the original mix of regalia elements with national costume details.
I imagine this spoiled princess bored out of her mind with her overly rich/complicated dresses who decides to borrow some things from her chamber maid wardrobe to transform herself and go mix in with the commoners. 

The wasp-waisted silhouette with peplum details is again highlighted and, as in real life, it’s becoming a trademark of Ulyana’s fashion sensibilities. The floor length skirts have wonderful volumes due to delicate layers of lace and even beautifully done frills trailing down the runway so that every modern heroin can feel royal and empowered.
The looks are finished off with wide brimmed straw hats, fingerless lace gloves, Mexican style knit shawls and ponchos, lace parasols, small box clutches, head scarves and cute aprons.

I love the Old World nostalgic vibe of everything, the subdued color palette with eccentric pops of green and red, the mix of sheer fabrics, silks and heavier tweeds, the subtle prints and the demure bare shoulders – it’s like all of the characters I loved reading about as a child and teenager have just landed in modern times. And I say "Welcome" to them all and  "Can, I please borrow what your wearing?"!

Photos: 1.
How do you like it? Do you think that the transition from a street style icon and couture collector to fashion designer is a success story in Ulyana Sergeenko's case?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Romwe Leggings Giveaway - 3 winners (CLOSED)

New giveaway in progress: win a pair of cool leggins from Romwe! 
We'll have 3 winners! 
The giveaway will run for a week starting now! 

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

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The giveaway ends January 31st. The winners will be sorted out randomly. This is an international giveaway – anybody can join in!

 The Winners

 I just want to thank you all for taking the time to enter out giveaway sponsored by Romwe! 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 winners are...
 No.87 - that's Lulu Lula! Congratulations!!!
 No. 17 - that's Geraldyne! Congratulations!!!

  No. 74 - that's Renata Valdeni! Congratulations!!!

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