Saturday, 27 October 2012

It's All in The Eyes

Starting the weekend with a little make-up inspo!
Last year, a friend of mine told me that "most people have the most boring make-up, they never het out of their comfort zone". And she was so true! I'm the person that likes to watch people all day, imagine funny stories behind every face and even think about what some are thinking at a certain moment in time. However, I've never noticed how most people have the same, basic make-up. And that's because I'm the same too, I don't really change my make-up a lot, beside the sometimes liquid liner and colourful eye shadows. So I decided to sometimes experiment with my face routine and not only my clothes. A few days ago I chose a very basic outfit for school and just added these blue lashes that I think work really well. I got a lot of compliments and they lasted all day without any issue. DSC_0127 DSC_0124 DSC_0129 DSC_0136 DSC_0131I was wearing:
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Zara top and shirt
Topshop leather jacket
Asos combat boots
Longchamp bag

Friday, 26 October 2012

From Paris With Love

               I wasn't planning on posting anything until tomorrow, but as I'm stuck in bed with a nauseating cold I came across this beautiful photo that took me straight to Paris..
              The atmosphere is perfect and the looks on Nicole and Luke's faces are priceless, they look so in love and happy, just like any couple would dream of being in the beautiful French capital. 
The photo is taken from Nicole Warne's fashion blog, Gary Pepper Vintage . Take a look, it's great!

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Good Morning!

I've been wanting to get back into the gym for a very long time. However, this video has motivated me and has made me realize you don't really have to go to the gym in order to have a healthy lifestyle. Started on my yoga and fitness schedule today and I'm really excited about it.

Have you guys ever tried Yoga, Pilates of even Kick-Boxing?

P.S. I don't know why the video is so small, but I'll try to solve the problem ASAP!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Plaid, Stripes & Denim

This is the outfit I wore a few days ago, appropriate for school but also chic enough not to feel underdressed. I hate that each year after I start school my inspiration just disappears and I find myself wearing T-shirts and jeans all day long. Every day I try to add a bit of sizzle to everything I wear and this was the case here, too. 

I was wearing
Massimo Dutti denim jacket
Zara shirt and boots
H&M t-shirt, sunglasses and pants

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Over-Sized Coat

Browsing through my usual fashion newsletters an e-mail caught my attention. Moda Operandi's main topic was the over sized coat. Needless to say I knew exactly what my next post would be. I have been searching for the perfect over sized coat for this fall but haven't found it yet within an acceptable price range. However here are some of the coats that caught my eyes this season :
1. the Balenciaga classic which is, obviously, sold out everywhere. 2. Paul & Joe Sister 380 3. For the ones that would like to follow the crowd but still be different an over sized trench from Roksanda Ilincic , €2,030  and finally, 4. Diane von Furstenberg €721 for the wacky side of every girl, a bright pop of yellow. (Does it look resemble popcorn or is it just me?)
And for those of you who want something really different so that you could pretend not to listen to the trends but secretely dream about that over-sized coat here are 1. Kenzo Felted Tweed Jacket and 2. Alberta Ferretti €1,096

 Finally, just for my vanity, here is my personal favourite Chalayan over-sized coat. Unfortunately 1,625 for a coat is way out of my budget so I'll keep dreaming about it.

Photos courtesy of Net-a-porter and Moda Operandi 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers by bloggers. It is a way to acknowledge each other and say “you’re doing a great job”. It is for blogs with 200 or less followers, so it’s also a great way to spread the word about smaller blogs and get them more readers and followers!
When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person(s) who nominated you. You pass the Award onto 11 other blogs (make sure you tell them you nominated them!) and ask them 11 questions. You’re not allowed to nominate the blog(s) who nominated you! (To get the button, right click the picture on my page and save the picture to your computer. You can then upload to your blog.)

I can't even begin to tell you how honoured I am to have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by the sweet Ire from Black&Vanilla ! 

So here are 11 random facts about me:
1. I'm blonde with blue eyes even if both my parents have dark hair and brown eyes
2. I have been studying ballet for 14 years
3. I dream of travelling around the world in the future
4. I love learning foreign languages (I know 4 already)
5. I used to study piano
6. I always keep a diary
7. I don't like chemistry
8. London is my favourite city
9. I live in Romania but I'll go to University in the UK next year
10. I love classical music
11. I could never leave my house without a book in my bag

The answers to Ire's questions are:
1. Do you prefer to read books or watch movies? I prefer reading books, although I like watching good movies from time to time.
2. Skincare or Makeup? Skincare is essential, no matter how much makeup you put on.
3. What countries have you visited? I've visited most of Europe - haven't reached the Scandinavian peninsula yet, Malaysia and Indonesia 
4. What is your favourite fashion magazine? VOGUE definitely!
5. What is your favourite thing to do? I love dancing and reading books:)
6. What was the last song you listened to? Rihanna- Diamonds
7. When did you start blogging? I started blogging in August 2012
8. What is the first website you look at in the morning? Bloglovin'
9. What is currently on your wish list? A Michael Kors Jet-Set Travel Tote, Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats, an Alexander McQueen classic scarf, a Burberry metallic trench and a MacBook Pro
10. What is your favourite type of blog post to read? I love reading fashion posts that have a witty text to them or a creative idea behind them.
11. What is your favourite season? Summer is my absolute favorite season, I love the warm weather and I could spend my whole life on the beach.

And now, to the fun part! 
I am nominating the following blogs

And my questions to you are:
1.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
2. What is your favourite book?
3. What is one thing you couldn't live without?
5. If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
6. Which is your favourite designer?
7. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
8. Have you ever had two dates in one night?
9. Cool weather or Hot weather?
10. What inspires you?
11. Have you ever had a poem or a song written about/for you ?


A few days ago I decided to experiment a little with my camera and make some portraits using different lighting and editing. This is the first result and there are more to come. Can't wait to hear what you guys think about it!


Monday, 15 October 2012

Denim and Prints


Found these photos that were taken last year and thought I might share them with you, I love the contrast between the fuchsia nails and the grunge denim. I've been practicing with my camera these days trying to make an interesting project called slf-portraits. I'll try to post some photos soon, but only when they're exactly like I want them to be. Meanwhile enjoy these ones!

Pimkie trench
Zara skirt and boots
Karen Millen denim shirt
Fossil watch
Ray-Ban aviators
Vintage ring

Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Knock-Off Issue

Good Morning! I've been having this idea in my mind since yesterday and it felt only normal to bring to life through a post.

A few years ago, during my holiday in Turkey, I remember being really amazed with the vast collection of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and other knock-off's and the idea of buying one.

What is it with us that we often look at the brand but not at the actual product? Would a bag be better because it's Louis Vuitton or Zara? Why do we automatically appreciate brand products better? The quality, yes. But isn't it a sense of pride, too? Owning a Proenza Schouler or a Balenciaga is different than a simple Mango bag, even if the model might be the same. 

I must admit I even bought a small knock-off with an idea in mind that one day I might wear it and test people's reaction to it. Would anyone notice? Would I be able to do that? 

However, until this day the bag is been sitting in my closet, after one attempt of wearing it that ended with me returning home and leaving it behind. 

Apart from buying unnecessary designer items just because of the brand are we capable of faking owning a 300$ bag?

Have any of you been tempted or even bought any knock-off's? Moreover, have you been able to wear them? 
This would be my ideal bag wish-list and no matter how long it takes to complete it, I don't think buying knock-off's is worth the real pleasure of wearing the actual designer product. 
What do you guys think? Shower me with your ideas: I need a fashion shower.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


There comes a time when every blogger has to write a post with excuses on why he didn't post in a very long time. Well that time is finally here. I'm really sorry for being absent lately but my program has been hectic. But, clustered or not, I can always think about new things to wish for and right now I have three items on my immediate must have list.
I first saw the Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote in London this summer, in the most beautiful navy colour. Of course, I didn't get myself to buy it but it's been on my mind since. I've been looking for it incessantly but unfortunately I couldn't find it in that colour anywhere online.

The Alexander McQueen classic scarf, you're next!

Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats are perfect for this fall, I can't wait to get them:)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Hair Bow and Fluo Tee


I was never a fan of the Lady GaGa hair bow phenomenon, it was too out there, never could I have pulled that out at school without being called "wacky-girl-with-bow" instead of Maria for the rest of my senior year. However, when I stumbled upon, and saw this post that explained how to do a hair bow there was no doubt I would put my mum I would try that in the morning.
The result is what you can see above, it was really easy to wear and fun to watch people's reaction to my new hair-do. Apart from that and skipping a class in the morning due to being too lazy and waking up late I tried to shoot some photos so please excuse my early morning face.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Inspiration #1

Fall's here, and I think that this picture is perfect for this time of year. Bare back? check. Fur shoulders? check. Peplum? Check. Burgundy? Check. It looks like this gizmo encompasses every trend of the season. And I would sure love to wear it. Credits for this photo are unknown, but, then again, I guess that just makes it more interesting.
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