Meet our white kitten ūüźĪ

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Imagineaza-ti cum ar fi sa te afli intr-o camera inalta, in care florile iti tin umbra. Intorci privirea spre balcon si vezi cum vantul umfla perdelele albe… ai intrat intr-un labirint necunoscut, insa razele de lumina iti ghideaza jocul… dati-mi voie sa vi-l prezint Рare 49 de zile si e un puiut de Turkish Angora. Casa noastra s-a schimbat, iar el descopera pas cu pas, o noua lume… ma gandeam sa il numesc Miu Miu, de vreme ce mieunatul lui suna exact asa.
 
Imagine how it would be to enter a high ceiling room and see flowers that shadow your path. You turn your head, and look twards the balcony, the wind flows trough the white curtain‚Ķ you entered an unknown labyrinth, but the rays of light are guiding your way into the game‚Ķ  Allow me to introduce you to our Turkish Angora, 49 days old white kitten. Our house feels like a happier place now, while he discovers a new place, step by step‚Ķ I’m thinking about a name and I’m leaning twoards „Miu Miu” since he’s a very vocal little fellow and he sounds exactly like that… 
   

  

       

Question for you: Do you know any cool online pet stores? We‚Äôd like to order some goodies for the little fellow! Have a great week dear girls! 

Love, A.
 

5 REASONS why we love „boyfriend jeans”:¬†

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1. SUNT VERSATILI: Atunci cand ai o gramada de lucruri de facut si vei petrece mult timp in oras, o pereche de boyfriend jeans si o camasa alba te ajuta da iesi din impas. Iti ia mai putin de 10 minute sa calci camasa si sa iesi din casa. Poti opta pentru sandale finute cu doua barete sau sneakersi albi. Jeansii vor arata la fel de bine in ambele situatii, doar ca (sa fim seriosi) varianta nr.1 te inalta; in combinatie cu volumul jeansilor, picioarele vor arata mai lungi si mai subtiri. It’s up to you!

2. THE RIPPED FACTOR: De cele mai multe ori (exhibit A.) jeansii vin la pachet cu semne de uzura. Ceea ce mi-a placut in mod special la aceasta pereche de jeansi este faptul ca avem parte de efectul „used & abused” si in spatele genunchilor. Acum cativa ani intram inca din 1 martie, dimineata, in proiecte DIY, acum insa, gasim online o varietate de jeansi pe care mamele si bunicile noastre ii vor petici din priviri… sweet!

3. ALESI CU ATENTIE, AVANTAJEAZA ORICE SILUETA.: Intr-adevar jeansii mai larguti avantajeaza orice silueta, insa este important sa faci cateva masuratori inainte sa ii comanzi (online) si sa ceri magazinului sa te ajute sa selectezi marimea. Eu port 36. I’m a little girl ūüėĄ

4. THEY ARE THE ULTIMATE „RELAXED GIRL” MATERIAL: Nu au limita de varsta, ne bucuram sa vedem boyfriend jeans imbracati cu stil, de mamici ce alearga dupa cei mici prin parc. Stiti cum se spune, atunci cand cunosti persoana, primele 5 secunde au o mare conotatie (vizuala). Ei bine, jeansii boyfriend (rupti sau nu) spun despre posesoare ca este o fata faina, relaxata, care nu se ia prea in serios si este mereu gata de actiune (camera rolling sound)

5. THEY ARE PERFECT FOR SPRING/SUMMER (day and night): Atunci cand bate vantul si peste 15 minute e soare, insa in timp ce iti faci cafeaua, norii invadeaza cerul, nu dispera… Nu scapa ceasca din mana, nu lasa vreo lacrima de nervi sa-ti ude obrazul, decizia corecta pentru azi e sa optezi pentru niste blugi larguti si rupti pe-alocuri. E genu ala de zi in care nu poti purta pantaloni scurti, insa e prea cald pentru o pereche de jeansi intregi (laughing in the background). Cum vremea e instabila in aceasta perioada in Cluj, optam tot mai des pentru o tinuta care include boyfriend jeans. Teoria asta functioneaza si la festival, cand ziua e cald, insa noaptea (oh, noaptea) se face frig, nejustificat de frig. In cazul in care nu ai cu tine un rucsac cu haine de schimb (bloggers may have) poarta jeansii usor ridicati ziua, cu o pereche de sneakesi neon, un maieu simplu alb si ochelari mirrored. Seara lasi jeansii jos, adaugi o geaca de piele si scoti lentilele ochelarilor. This is: Transitional cool. Spune-mi de ce iubesti acest tip de jeansi? Astept comentariile voastre!

EN:

1. THEY ARE VERSATILE: When you know you’ll spend most of your day in the town, driving around, and solving things, a white shirt and a pair of boyfriend jeans are the perfect match. It will take you less than 10 minutes to iron the shirt and get out of the house. You can wear them with simple, feminine sandals or white sneakers, they will look beautiful with both shoe options. Of course, if you are going for a sleek look, you should wear them with high heels. The volume of the jeans combined with the minimalistic sandals will make your legs look longer and thiner. It’s up to you!

2. THE RIPPED FACTOR: Most of the times (exhibit A.) the jeans will be already ripped in the front, but what I loved about this pair of jeans is the fact that they’re also distressed in the back. A fee years ago we would start a whole DIY project on the 1st of March, just to be sure we finish in time, but now we have lots of cool ripped jeans, online. The best pairs are the ones that our moms (and grandmas) would sew at the 1st glance. To bad we won’t take them off.

3. THEY FIT ANY BODY SIZE, IF YOU CHOOSE THEM WITH CARE: Skinny jeans may not fit every girl, but loose boyfriend jeans will. You do need to ask for some measurements, when ordering online, just to be sure they will fit you (loose, not tight) but it’s worth it. I’m wearing size 36 in the pictures.

4. THEY ARE THE ULTIMATE „RELAXED GIRL” MATERIAL: You don’t have to worry about your age, we love to see beautiful stylish moms in boyfriend jeans and sneakers, running around the park, chasing the kids. You know how when you meet someone, the 1st 5 second really count… Well, when it comes down to bf jeans, they just say „I’m a cool relaxed girl, I don’t take myself too seriously and I’m always ready for action” (camera sound rolling aaand action!)

5. THEY ARE PERFECT FOR SPRING/SUMMER (day and night): You know that kind of a morning when it’s a bit windy outside and you just head to your kitchen to make yourself some coffee, the sun rises and by the time you have to decide what to wear, it’s cloudy. Don’t drop your coffee, don’t let any anger tear wet your cheek, it’s time to wear… WAIT FOR IT… Boyfriend jeans. With their ripped look and slightly altered fashion, boyfriend jeans are just perfect for transitional weather. Same thing applies to festival days: it’s all sunny and bright during the day and all of the sudden, when the sun goes down, it gets unreasonably cold, like freaking cold. So the good part is (yet again) that you are wearing boyfriend jeans, slightly elevated, with neon sneakers and a white tank top. Add mirrored sunglasses and you will rock the day. Get the lenses out of your sunglasses, let the jeans down and add a leather jacket and you’ll rock the night. This is: transitional cool! Tell me why you love your boyfriend jeans?  

LOVE, A.

WHAT I WORE:

Distressed Jeans – Exclusives.ro 

Zara Black Blouse (Zara Man)

Paloma white Bag – Tiara Concept Store

Poema Black Patent Heels – poema.ro

Tom Ford Sunglasses

White Day dreamin’

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RO: O tinuta festiva, usoara, de primavara, putin bronz, un pahar de martini bianco (for sure) si piesa mea preferata de la Madonna, pe fundal. Nimic mai mult, pentru aceasta zi UBER SUNNY, de sambata. Sper sa aveti parte de un weekend frumos alaturi de familie si de cei dragi si sa purtati, dupa traditie, alb (eh, e traditia mea, nu-i musai). Anul trecut am purtat alb si cred ca voi opta pentru alb mult timp de acum inainte, pentru weekendul de Paste. Happy Easter lovely girls! Don’t forget to smile and be the kind of person you would like to meet!

EN: An easy-breezy, festive look, all white, a touch of bronze, a glass of martini bianco (for sure) and my favourite Madonna tune in the background. I don’t need anything more for the weekend. I hope you will have an amazing time with your family and wear white. I made some kind of a tradition to wear white on this special weekend, to celebrate the spring, the sunshine and yes, yes the Easter. Happy Easter girls!¬†Don’t forget to smile and be the kind of person you would like to meet!

Photographer: Paul Inoan

WHAT I WORE:

EXCLUSIVES White trousers

EXCLUSIVES Angel Blouse

TIARA CONCEPT STORE Paloma white bag

TOM FORD Alana TF360 Eyewear

Special thanks to Grand Hotel Italia for the crisp-white playground.

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Love, #allthiteeverything A.

Therefore, in London you drink two or three coffees daily…

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RO: Londra e un oras care te surpinde la fiecare pas. In dimineata asta nu a trebuit sa fac mai mult de 10 pasi pana la geam. Afara era intuneric, cerul era greu de nori si desi era dimineata aveam o senzatie ciudata, ca se-ntuneca, pe-semne o fi trecute de sase seara‚Ķ Am baut o cafea, ne-am imbracat si am iesit din casa. Odata cu noi iesise si soarele. M-am bucurat, fireste, pentru cateva minute. Aman bucuria cu un snooze, in timp ce ne indreptam spre Istituto Marangoni. Soarele dispare, insa cutreierand holurile facultatii ma simt din ce in ce mai bine. Grupe de studenti isi exerseaza skill-urile in Adobe, peretii de sticla redau libertate si te lasa sa respiri. Am ramas placut surpinsa atunci cand am fost abordata de oameni care ma urmareau si studiau aici… o frumusete.

 Se stie ca vremea este capabila sa ne influenteze starea emotionala, cum se stie si ca principala noastra nevoie este ‚Äúnevoia de timp‚ÄĚ, recent am experimentat diferite dimensiuni ale unei zile de primavara, atat din perspectiva timpului care parea ca scurge diferit in fiecare noua zi, cat si din perspectiva conditiilor meteorologice. Asadar in Londra se beau doua-trei cafele pe zi‚Ķ cea de dimineata este cea mai aromata, restul fi pe fuga, ori se vor turna in pahare din carton care cedeaza, picatura cu picatura, cofeina, asfaltului ori jeansilor.

 ‚ĶUltima pauza vine odata cu apusul soarelui. Suntem pasari de noapte si avem nevoie de energie. Inainte de prezentarea studentilor MDX Fashion, am vorbit despre Barcelona, despre soare si designeri, deasupra unui latte Illy.

Ne indreptam spre George Hotel, Iuliana Vintu ne asteapta in fata. In spatele ei, se intrevad discuii, oemani la costu, tineri avangardisti, se vad tinute experimentale si se aude cum vinul se roteste licoros in pahare. Un alt view care ma furase definitiv ‚Äď si de aceasta data eram cu picioarele pe pamant. Am servit un pahar sec, ne-am asezat. Prezentarea a inceput‚Ķ

60 de tinute au trecut parca in slow motion prin fata noastra. Punctul de plecare, inspiratia initiala, daca vreti a fost Barcelona. Un alt oras care merita vizitat cu orice ocazie. Studentii au cutreierat cararile G√ľell si s-au lasat inspirati de fiecare detaliu. Am sa va povestesc ai multe despre prezentarea la care am participat, in curand.

EN: London‚Äôs one of those cities that takes your breath away with every step you take. This morning I took less than ten steps to reach the window. It was dark outside and the sky was full of gloomy clouds. Even though it was morning, I had this strange sensation that it was slowly getting darker, as if it was past six in the afternoon… We sipped our coffees, we got dressed up and went out. The sun followed, which made me happy for a few minutes. I snoozed that happiness as we headed towards Istituto Marangoni. The sun was hiding again, I walked along the hallway of this beautiful school and I admired the glass walls, the vibes. The school seemed so dreamy it was all I ever wanted.. I was pleasantly surprised to meet some of my followers who were studying there… such a beauty!

It‚Äôs well known that the weather can take its toll on our mood and so is the fact that our main ‚Äúneed‚ÄĚ is that of time. Recently, I‚Äôve been experimenting different dimensions of a Spring day, both when it comes to the time that is seemingly flowing differently every day and to the weather. Therefore, in London you drink two or three coffees daily… The first is the most flavored, while the rest you‚Äôll drink on the run, or from carton cups that will eventually drip caffeine drop by drop either on your jeans or on the pavement.

… The last break comes with the sunset. We‚Äôre night owls and we need our energy. Before the MDX Fashion students‚Äô runway we talked about Barcelona, sun and designers over an Illy latte.

We are heading towards George Hotel and Iuliana Vintu is waiting for us outside. Behind her you could spot people wearing suits, young vanguardists, experimental outfits standing out in the crowd and you could almost hear how the wine was being poured into glasses. Another view that took my breath away – and this time I was not day dreaming. We drank a glass of dry wine, then we sat down. The show started.

60 outfits were showcased before us and it felt as if the models were walking in slow motion. Their starting point, their initial inspiration if you will, was Barcelona, another city that is definitely worth visiting. The students wandered around G√ľell streets and let themselves be inspired by every detail. Moe about the fashion show soon on blog.                              

 

Love, A.

#ACGOESTOLONDON

WANDERLUST

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RO: Atunci cand calatoresti ai ocazia sa experimentezi o alta lume. Daca ieri te aflai la mii de kilometri departare, azi poti fi intr-un loc care sa te inspire, iar singura persoana care poate influenta acest lucru esti chiar tu. Libertatea, oamenii, mirosul unui nou oras si efervescent¬†toate acestea te fac sa te indragostesti iremediabil de un loc si sa nu-ti mai doresti sa pleci vreodata. Londra, mai presus de toate, te cucereste prin peisaj… am batut cararile din Hyde Park impreuna cu Shay, la apusul soarelui si ne-am dat seama cat de putin conteaza de fapt o poza, pe Instagram, atunci cand ai in fata un peisaj atat de frumos. Am stat pe iarba, sub un copac negru si am discutat zeci de minute despre peisajul din fata noastra, despre dorinta de a pleca si de a descoperi.

Mai devreme,¬†luasem pranzul la ultimul etaj al turnului Aldgate. Spre deosebire de cazul Hyde Park, aici am avut bateriile 100% incarcate asa ca am profitat de ocazie pentru a face cateva fotografii. Soarele stralucea, vantul mi-a compromis coafura, insa frumusetea si spun din nou libertatea¬†pe care Londra ti-o ofera te face sa ramai fara cuvinte in fata unui astfel de peisaj urban, care freamata, n-are rabdare si te rascoleste. Am stat vreme de 15 minute pe terasa si m-am uitat peste oras, incercand sa imi dau seama ce face omul, in living, intrebandu-ma oare unde se indreapta taxiurile negre, atat de grabite. Pentru cateva momente mi-am dorit sa fi locuit in Londra. Orasul privea spre noi si mai aprig, sclipind obraznic printre licariri de prosecco. Cateva ore mai tarziu si 13 etaje mai jos, ma gandeam la acelasi lucru: imi place sa calatoresc, imi place sa revin acasa, dupa o saptamana la mii de kilometri departare. Asta e frumusetea vietii, trebuie sa ajungi in locuri care te inspira si atunci se vor intampla lucruri minunate. Nu-i asa…?

EN: When you travel you get the chance to experience another world. If yesterday you were miles away from where you are today, that’s brilliant, you need new places to inspire you, and you are the only one that can influence this never ending circle of traveling. The freedom, the people, the smell of a new, effervescent city, all these things make you fall in love with places, and all of a sudden, you don’t wanna’ leave, like ever. London, above all, charms you with its views, oh the views… But beyond the instagramable views, we took a walk at sunset one day and we¬†realised that we shouldn’t give a damn about any picture (our iPhones were dead). We just sat on the grass, enjoying the deep spring, colourful (and freezing) sunset, and we just fanned the breeze. We kept talking about leaving your comfort zone and setting yourself free…

Earlier that day, we had lunch on top of the world, at Aldgate Tower. Unlike our Hyde Park experience, at that very moment our batteries were fully charged, so we snapped some photos. The sun was shining above London, the wind put my hairstyle out of court, but the beauty and again the freedom¬†London gave us from above, left us speechless. This view was quivering, you couldn’t stand a chance, trust me. I sat there, on the edge of this surreal building and I kept trying to imagine what people do inside their cosy living rooms (with ah¬†view), I kept trying to imagine where the black cabs are rushing to, and for a few moments I wished I lived in London. The city was watching us, glimmering cheeky, among prosecco bubbles. A few hours later, and 13 floors under, I was thinking about the same exact thing: I love to travel, yet I also love coming home, after a full week, miles away. This is the beauty of life, you must travel, and let the views inspire you, and that’s the exact moment when beautiful moments will happen. Isn’t that a hell of a thing…?

WHAT I WORE:

Yvette Hass 2015 embellished white shirt

VINTAGE Black Leather Trousers (thank you, lady of London, Shay)

VINTAGE Sunglasses (from London)

Sephora Lip Stain in 01 RED

Love, A.

Shop with me – episode 11

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 RO: Stiu, am hoinarit destul, s-au intamplat atat de multe pe Instagram si atat de putine pe blog, incat am hotarat ca in aceasta seara sa postam episodul 11, primul episod de primavara din seria #shopwithme. Dupa cum veti vedea in acest episod am cautat tinute potrivite pentru vacanta de Paste si cum de obicei ne petrecem sarbatorile acasa, avem nevoie de 2-3 tinute care sa fie versatile, simple dar in acelasi timp sa exprime ceea ce ne dorim. Am fost la cumparaturi in Promenada si am dat check-in in Motivi si Dandara, hai sa vedem tinutele din acest episod:

EN: I know, I’ve been traveling enough for now, as you can see, there’s been a lot going on on Instagram and very few on blog, so I’ve decided to post our 11th #shopwithme episode, tonight. Due to the fact that we usually spend our holidays at home, I’ve been searching for some classy and very appropriate, spring holiday looks. We need up to three simple, versatile looks that will express our mood and will keep us stylish at the same time. I’ve been shopping at Promenada Mall for your and we’ve hit the check-in button at Motivi and Dandara, so let’s see the outfits we’ve created in this episode:

Video: Nelu Zeces

Song: Paris is For Lovers from FET ET MOI

 Hope you liked it, have a great weekend!

Love, A.

Landed on my desk: Panacea Skin Diet kit

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RO: Recent, am primit un colet de la Oradea. Se-ntelege, eu sunt acum in Londra si da, am pus in bagaj si una dintre cremele de mai sus. Echipa Panacńďa Urban Apothecary mi-a trimis noua lor dieta organica pentru piele, care se spune ca ar ajuta pielea sa isi recapete stralucirea pe care o merita. Astept sa le testez pe fiecare in parte, sa notez evolutia si sa observ cat timp este necesar, in fapt, pentru a vedea o schimbare, in bine. Adevarul este ca eu am folosit o multime de creme de fata, tenul meu iubeste uleiurile hidratanante overnight si imi place sa aflu prima, noutatile de pe piata, in materie de cosmetica si ingrijirea fetei.

Cred, de asemenea ca este primordial sa incepi sa te gandesti mai intens, la pielea ta, in jurul varstei de 20 de ani, dar si sa folosesti crema cu factor de protectie solara pe tot parcursul anului. Ati vazut ce a patit Zmenta la Snow On Fire, nu? Nu ati vazut, oh, uitati-va la acest video, o sa vedeti la sfarsit. MORE ABOUT PANACńíA, SOON.

EN: …So this skin diet kit just landed on my desk, meanwhile, I landed in London and yes, I took one of these magical creams with me. Panacńďa sent me a brand new organic skin diet which will replenish your skin with the healthy glow it deserves. Let’s see how natural ingredients are going to cope with my skin and how much time do we need to see a difference. Truth is I’ve been using all kind of face creams and oils or serums, and I like to find out ASAP about every new thing on the market.

I think it’s very important to start thinking about your skin in your twenties and also wear SPF creams all year round. I mean you’ve seen what happened to Zmenta at Snow on Fire, didn’t you? You didn’t…oh, watch this video, you will see at the end! MORE ABOUT PANACEA, SOON.

Love and kisses from London, A. 

P.S: Have you tested them? 

Yves Saint Laurent: The young rebels and the Black Opium

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EN: Master perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Marie Salamagne, in collaboration with Olivier Cresp and Honorine Blanc, developed the composition. Notes of coffee, present in large quantities, dominate the scent. Additional accords are pink pepper, orange blossom, jasmine, vanilla, patchouli and cedar. But maybe we shouldn’t start by saying this, and think more, about the girl that wears this perfume. She’s a hero, and she won’t obey the rules of the modern bourgeois. She has her own fresh vibe, and she is continuously searching uniqueness, while she’s both¬†daring, and innovative. Yves Saint Laurent used to say that „fashion fades”, yet „style is eternal”, and in the same years he gave us the ultimate definition of that by creating adaptations of tuxedos for women. (1966)

RO: Maestrii parfumieri, Nathalie Lorson si Marie Salamagne, creeaza compozitia parfumului, impreuna cu Olivier Cresp si Honorine Blanc. Notele de cafea sunt prezente si domina, ca aroma de baza noului parfum. In miezul sau regasim insa si piper roz, floare de portocal, iasomie, vanilie, patchouli si cedru. Dar probabil nu ar trebui sa incepem asa, ci mai degraba vorbind despre cea care il poarta. E o eroina si nu se va pleca in fata societatii burgheze contemporane. Are un suflu proaspat, actual si se afla intr-o continua cautare a unicitatii, prin indrazneala-i specifica. Yves Saint Laurent obisnuia sa spuna ca moda e trecatoare, insa stilul ramane, iar  odata cu lansarea propriului brand, in 1966, a definit vizual aceste cuvinte, in timp ce trimitea pe pasarela, modele imbracate in reinterpretari ale costumului negru, barbatesc. 

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RO: Adevarul e ca de fiecare data cand aleg sa port acest parfum, ma simt pregatita pentru orice. Seria continua, miercuri decolam spre Londra si abia astept sa vad ce se va intampla in continuare. Colaborarea cu Yves Saint Laurent este cu siguranta una dintre preferatele noastre, a fost unul dintre acele momente in care lumina aurie a reflectorului privea indelung spre moleculele de Black Opium din aer si incet-incet, scena Teatrului National din Targu Mures prindea alte intelesuri. Eram acasa si pozam pentru Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, purtam machiajul lor semnatura pentru 2015 si aveam cea mai buna echipa alaturi de mine, mi-am adus aminte, pentru a mia oara cat de mult conteaza sa faci ceea ce iti doresti si sa nu ramai acasa, sa pleci in lume si sa vezi ce ti se poate intampla. E o lume atat de frumoasa, incat merita sa asteptam cu nerabdare fiecare weekend, sa ne luam doza de #BlackOpium si sa ne aruncam o jacheta de piele pe umeri. Moda se transforma, nebuloasa tinerilor influenceri e mai efervescenta ca niciodata, iar acest parfum, reinterpreteaza perfect povestea de care ai nevoie, intr-o noapte in oras. Acest parfum va este dedicat, tinere rebele.

EN: The truth is that every time I choose to wear this perfume, I feel ready for anything the night could throw at me. The series continue, this Wednesday we are flying to London, and I can’t wait to see what’s next. This¬†collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent is certainly one of our favourites… it was one of those moments when the golden light was kindly contrasting the Black Opium molecules in the air, and slowly, the theatre’s stage was gaining new meanings. I was in my hometown, shooting for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, wearing their signature makeup, and I had the best team around me. I realised (yet again) how much it matters… to do what you want, what you feel, to leave your comfort zone, your home, and see the world as it is, see what happens. It’s such a beautiful world out there and it’s cool to wait every week for the weekend¬†to take your #BlackOpium dose, trow¬†a black leather jacket on our shoulders, and get out… Fashion changes, it revolves, and the crazy world of young influencers is now more effervescent than ever. ¬†This perfume gives new meanings to your night out story, and it’s dedicated to you. The young rebels.¬†

Love, A.

A picture I’d like to frame

because SHE took it, and because of my smile, that’s why.

Yes.

Love, little a.

Soon, new #personalseries on blog.

My TOP10 redecorating tips & thoughts

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A RAINY JAZZ BACKGROUND FOR YOU, MY LADIES… PLAY & ENJOY

RO:¬†E martie si ploua. Pe bune iti spun, abia astept sa vina adevarata-primavara, astept sa-apara acel aer de vara, la cateva saptamani dupa. Inca suntem in plina renovare cu apartamentul si chiar daca am incredere ca in cateva saptamani totul o sa fie alb si curat, chiar acum, trec prin niste momente in care simt ca nu-i mai fac fata. Am iesit pe balcon; port o vesta neagra cu rever din catifea si o pereche de jeansi. Ma intreb incotro ne-ndreptam (noi) si totodata unde se-ndreapta lumea, dupamasa asta. Pesemne ca se-ascund de ploaie, in incercarea de a ajunge acasa. Pentru mine, sunetul rotilor care gonesc pe asfaltul ud pare sa fi devenit unul de fundal in ultima vreme… insa ploaia se transforma in caldura, in timp ce intru in dormitor…

EN:¬†It’s March, and it’s raining. I literally can’t wait for the true spring, or the early summer. We are still under construction with our apartment and I think this whole place will be crisp white and clean in a few weeks, but right now I feel like I can’t handle it anymore. I’m in the balcony, wearing just a vest¬†and black jeans. I’m asking myself where are we heading to (us) and also where are all the people heading to, in the afternoon. Maybe they are all just hiding away from the rain, while rushing home. I constantly hear this vibrant sound of black wheels on wet concrete… The rain turns into warmth as I enter our bedroom…

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¬†RO:¬†Trebuie sa sterg praful, sa aspir si sa curat podeaua in fiecare zi. Cateodata stau pe canapeaua din dormitor, cu o galeata de apa calduta in care-am turnat un capacel de elixir pentru lemn in stanga… si cu un mop in dreapta. Si atunci ma-ntreb: de ce? De ce trebuie sa fac asta in fiecare zi si devine un sir nesfarsit de zile care in final ajung blurate-n calendarul meu… Dar mai ales cum reusesc mamele noastre sa se descurce cu toate si sa obtina acelasi rezultat in fiecare zi. Imi vine sa plang cand ajung acasa la ai mei si casa aia frumoasa e la fel cum am lasat-o cu o luna in urma cand i-am vizitat…
Dar se spune ca lucrurile pentru care iti faci griji acum nu vor conta peste cateva luni… Ma bucura faptul ca dormitorul o sa fie gata pana la sfarsitul lunii. Am comandat un pat alb, inalt, care sa completeze inaltimea camerei; acum sunt mai tot timpul pe Pinterest si Houzz… Caut noptierele perfecte si un covor pufos, alb, iregulat. Vreau un dormitor aerisit, care se deschide spre balconul alb, unde poti lua micul dejun si in acelasi timp poti te incarci cu energie, cat pentru toata ziua…
 Intr-adevar, nu m-am gandit ca redecorarea o sa ia atat de mult timp, insa ma bucur ca nu ne grabim sa luam decizii pe care le-am putea regreta mai tarziu. Am ales marmura alb cu gri si negru pentru baia principala; avand in vedere faptul ca mai avem o baie, o sauna cu abur, stiu ca ne vom petrece majoritatea timpului in baia principala (pentru cada, fireste) si imi doresc sa fie un spatiu perfect pentru relaxare.
¬†Chiar acum (15:00) tatal lui Raul e in dressing, se ocupa de ultimele detalii (restaurarea ferestrelor si a tocurilor aferente) iar eu imi incarc board-ul „Home” de pe Pinterest cu tot soiul de fotografii si-astept cu nerabdare momentul in care o sa am o casa curata si o bucatarie functionala (long live order in & hip menu!).
¬†Sper ca acest citat sa fie unul veridic, pentru ca va spun in cel mai sincer mod, am nevoie ca toate acestea sa fie gata, in curand. Am nevoie de timp cu el, avem nevoie de timp cu familiile noastre, de relaxare. Vreau sa am mai mult timp pentru blog si pentru proiectele noastre personale, insa acum nebunia asta pe care-o numim casa ne ocupa tot timpul liber, ne fura gandurile si clipele. Cateodata chiar si visele si speranta si nu vad cum poate un zid fara viata sa faca asta. Probabil e si el nostalgic, are o istorie si nu e rabdatori cu oamenii noi si gandurile lor marunte…
 Suntem aici de la sfarsitul lunii septembrie sau inceputul lui octombrie si in tot acest timp am aflat tot soiul de lucruri, despre redecorare si despre mine pana la urma. Sper sa va ajute si pe voi cum m-au ajutat pe mine:
EN:¬†I have to wipe the dust, to vacuum and clean the floors every single day. I sometimes sit on the couch in the bedroom, with a bucket of warm water and wood elixir on my left and a mop on my right and ask myself: why? Why do I have to do this every day? And how do our mothers manage to do everything so perfectly. I just wanna cry when I get home and I see the whole house being just as we left it the other month we’ve visited my parents…
¬†But most of the times, the things you worry about right now won’t even matter a month from now, so I have to say I’m happy we’ll have our complete bedroom by the end of the month. This is an accomplishment. We ordered a big, fancy, white bed to match the height of the room, and right now I’m all over Pinterest and Houzz trying to find the perfect french bed side tables and a big fluffy, irregular white rug. I want an airy bedroom that opens into a white balcony, where you can have breakfast and get the morning vibe at the same time.
¬†To be sincere, I never thought it would be so hard to redecorate this space, but I’m glad we are taking one step at the time, because I don’t want to feel bad later, you know… for rushing into plain choices. We’ve decided upon white and gray marble for our master bathroom and since the other bathroom is actually a steam sauna, this will be the place where will will spend the most time in, and I want it to be perfectly aligned and serene.
¬†Right now Raul’s Dad is in the dressing, taking care of the big white window (15:00), the final touches, while I keep up with my Pinterest boards, searching for stuff, trying to see the bright side (large windows, duh!) and waiting to finally have a functional kitchen and a clean home. I guess that’s all I’m asking for right now. Hope this quote is right and all my fears are for nothing, because I need to¬†be done with all this¬†in the next few months. I just want to spend quality time with my loved ones and be able to think more about the evolution of the blog, about our personal projects. Right now I can’t focus 100%, due to this mess I’m calling home… (and now I’m laughing)
¬†We’ve been here from late September/ October and in all this time I found out all kind of interesting things about redecorating and about myself. I hope they will help you as they helped me:

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RO:  Hai sa incepem cu un gand pozitiv, o sa ai nevoie de el la fiecare pas. Lucrurile pentru care iti faci griji chiar acum, nu vor mai conta, peste cateva luni. Si asa e, lucrurile se schimba, totul arata mai bine de la luna la luna, trebuie doar sa le iei asa cum vin.
EN:¬†The things you worry about right now won’t even matter a month from now – because things keep changing and your place will look better month after month. Let’s start with a positive thought, you need it all.

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RO: Trebuie sa gasesti frumusetea in ceea ce te inconjoara si daca redecorezi (masiv) probabil ca deja te bucuri de te-miri-ce-lucruri, care altadata ti se pareau normale. De exemplu te bucuri cand sunt gata perdelele! Perdelele si draperiile sunt atat de importante, iti dau un sentiment de bine, te fac sa crezi in acest spatiu personal, doar al tau, si, cel mai important, draperiile fac din casa, acasa.
¬†Am ales o perdea alba, simpla, din voal si draperii albe, catifelate, insa destul de groase incat sa nu permita sa patrunda ¬†lumina, sambata, cand ne dorim sa lenevim in pat. Perdelele au fost facute la comanda pentru ca aveam nevoie de o lungime mult peste cea obisnuita – 3,30m. Doamnele nu au inteles prea bine cand am ajuns acolo si le-am aratat o poza cu fereastra dormitorului. „E prea inalt, dar ce bloc e? Din ce an?”… Dupa vreo ora, croitoresele au gasit varianta perfecta pentru perdelele noastre, varianta care sa nu implice o inestetica adaugare de material, si anume: au intors panza, dupa care am lucrat pe latime. (In general lungimea maxima este 2.70-2.90)
 Cautand informatii pe net, am gasit un articol (in engleza) care povesteste despre cum alegem lungimea perdelelor si mai ales ce efect vizual are lungimea lor asupra camerei.
EN:¬†You must find the beauty in it, and you should have already started to be thrilled about random things that don’t make people extremely happy, like curtains. Curtains are so important, they give you that cuddly feeling that this is your secret place, they block out the sunlight when¬†none is wanted¬†and they turn a house into a¬†home. Here’s an interesting article about How to choose the Length of your curtains, and how this choice influences the overall look of the room.
We ordered custom made white curtains (I needed a custom length at about 3m and 30cm) and they’ve been making our bedroom my favourite place in the house for now. I love to write here, where the light is not harsh, but relaxing.

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RO: Foloseste piesele vintage ca un statement. Eu am vopsit un scaun vechi de bar cu spray argintiu si acum il tot mut prin casa, incercand sa-i gasesc locul perfect. Am procedat la fel si cu o masuta veche de telefon, lasata aici de proprietari, era maro inchis si am vopsit-o negru mat.
 Intreaba-ti bunicii, sau rudele daca au ceva de dat la giveaway (bloggeri iubesc cuvantul asta), cumpara cateva spray-uri metalice de la magazinele de tip Art&Hobby si apuca-te de treaba. Eu mi-am vopsit scaunul un curtea interioara; am asezat cateva ziare vechi pe jos si in mai putin de 15 minute i-am dat un suflu nou. Trebuie sa mentionez ca purtam o salopeta din denim, tricou alb si sneakeri si scaunul era proiectul meu DIY. Da, exista un look pentru orice si tinuta asta poate fi folosita si atunci cand iti zugravesti camera in nuante pastelate, de primavara. Despre asta, mai tarziu.
EN:¬†You can use vintage pieces as statement accents. I painted an old bar chair in a mirrored silver finish and I’ve been moving it around the house. It just looks amazing anywhere. Same thing goes to a little telephone table that was brown and now it’s matte black.
 You can ask your relatives if they have any antique or old pieces that they want to giveaway (bloggers just love this word) and get some silver, gold or white spray cans from your local art supply shop and turn the chair or the coffee table, into your personal DIY project.
 I painted mine in the hallway using silver spray and lots of old newspaper. I also felt amazingly crafty while wearing a denim overall, a white t-shirt and sneakers. Yes, I have a look for everything and you can also use this one while painting a new spring-ish hue on your walls. More about that later!
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RO:¬†Stiu ca o seama dintre voi s-ar mira in fel si chip gandindu-se… de ce ai cumpara flori pentru o casa care inca nu e gata, insa plantele imi insenineaza ziua. In momentul in care am realizat design-ul dressing-ului, mi-am imaginat o insula in mijlocul camerei. Ei bine aceasta insula exista acum si are un finish de oglinda, astfel incat orice ai pune pe ea, arata de doua ori mai bine. Iubesc sentimentul pe care il am cand intru in casa, trec de holul interior si ajung in dressing. Imi dau jos pantofii si vad in fata mea un buchet mare de flori proaspete. Trebuie sa mentionez ca primesc des flori de la Raul, de la colaboratorii mei, insa atunci cand nu am primit flori, merg si cumpar eu.
 Daca vrei sa dai un suflu nou unei piese de mobilier, poti comanda o oglinda, pe care sa o fixezi pe blat, insa gandeste-te la faptul ca trebuie sa iti faci timp sa o stergi de praf in fiecare zi. Sunt pacatoase. Stiu, mama, te vad!
EN:¬†I know some of you might think why on Earth I’m buying fresh flowers for a not-so-ready home, but they enlighten my day. When I designed our dressing, I always imagined a big island in the middle, and the one we have right now has a mirror finish, that will enhance the beauty of anything that sits on top. Haven’t tested it per se, but flowers look gorgeous. I just love this feeling of walking down the messy (inside) hallway and enter the dressing, sit down to take off my heels and see a beautiful, big bouquet of flowers. If you want to make your desk look cool and you have the time to dust it everyday, you can order a custom-cut mirror and fix it on the furniture of your choice. But you need to dust it every single day!
¬†With this being said, I also have to admit I receive lots of flowers, from my fiance, from my collaborators (ex¬†Promenada Mall Bucuresti, Avon) and when I don’t get them, I’ll buy them. Fresh flowers delivery for everyone!
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RO:¬†Peretii au avut nevoie de atentia unei echipe de profesionisti, renovarile nu fusesera o prioritate in acest spatiu pentru o perioada buna de timp si a trebuit sa luam totul de la zero. Apartamentul a fost construit in 1905, impreuna cu aceasta cladire, care este considerata monument istoric. Avand in vedere acest fapt, nu avem voie sa facem modificari ale exteriorului (balcon, ferestre) insa am putut alege culorile pe care le-am dorit pentru interior. Am folosit nuante calde de bejuri si maro, desi am decis ferm ca mergem pe un look all-white, in Septembrie. Nu m-am putut abtine, imi plac culori neutre insa ganditi-va cat de bine arata o camera inalta in orice culoare… Un verde smarald, un grena intens, un burgundy inchis… Stateam in pat, uitandu-ma la multitudinea de culori pe care o aveam in mana si nu ma puteam decide. Am inceput prin a alege o categorie: European Interiors, marcata cu simbolul unei coloane.
 Mi-au placut nuantele, insa imi doream putina caldura asa ca am ales un maro neutru cu putin rose pentru dormitor, o nuanta mai inchisa de maro pentru birou si cea mai inchisa nuanta de maro din acel swatch pentru baia de abur (care mergea perfect cu mozaicul Bisazza pe care il avem). Toate aceste nuante se regasesc pe paleta de la Ambient, in categoria notata cu simbolul unui ardei iute. Voi renevi cu schema de culori cand apartamentul este gata si va aduc si codurile.
 Ca un sfat, alegeti-va culoarea preferata pentru zugraveala in functie de sentimentul pe care il doriti de la camera respectiva. Daca rozul bujorilor te inspira, atunci alege-l fara ezitare, iti va insenina viata! De-a lungul timpului am avut o camera: intai portocaliu deschis, apoi in nuante violet (da, da, in liceu), apoi galbena in anii petrecuti in chirie cu Carmen + inca trei dormitoare albe, zburand dintr-o chirie in alta. Mi-am castigat dreptul de a alege o culoare neutra.
 Nu uitati: zugravind o camera in alb, mariti vizual spatiul disponibil, o sa va arat cat de curand (posibil) cum am folosit noi albul pentru a obtine un living enorm.
EN:¬†To be sincere, our walls needed a lot of attention from a whole team of professionals. This apartment was built in the 1905’s, so it’s a history monument. We aren’t allowed to alter in any way or modify the exterior (that includes windows and balcony) but we can choose our own colour for the interior. We used warm colours for our home, although we firmly decided for an all-white look in September…
¬†I just couldn’t resist to add a bit of colour. I like neutrals, but just imagine how good would a tall room look in any colour. I can’t stop thinking about emerald green for my office or a deep grena, a dark burgundy… I was sitting in bed looking at ALL those beautifully color-coordinated codes and the right thing to do, by that time, was to choose from a category of colour group:¬†European Interiors, marked with the symbol of a column.
  I have to say I liked the hues but I needed just a touch of warmth in our home, and I selected a neutral brown with a touch of rose, for our bedroom, a darker variation of the same brown for my creative space (the soon to be office) and the darkest brown available on that color swatch for our steam sauna bathroom area, since we used brown and gold Bisazza for the Sauna.
¬†Make sure you choose your favourite colours, if¬†peony pink¬†makes you feel good than go for it, it will brighten your day. Over time I had an orange room, a green one, a deep purple one (high school, yes, yes) and later, in my years spent with Carmen, a light yellow on Eroilor and then 3 other white bedrooms. I’m entitled to my own neutral brown in this bedroom. I’ve earned it!
¬†Don’t forget the fact that painting your walls white will make the space look larger. You will see how we’ve used a clean white painting to make our living look extra large.
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RO:¬†Ok, dressingul vine primul, chiar dupa salteaua pe care ai plasat-o in camera aia pe care o numesti acum majestic, „dormitor”
¬†(Fragment din discutie: „-E dormitor de artisti, ne place pe jos, e ca un apartament din Paris, cu pereti de caramida, un sevalet, un pat si un studio foto…”)
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¬†Nu-i usor sa te prezinti ca scos din cutie cand de fapt, toata garderoba ta vine in cutii… Insa daca depui putin efort la impachetare si notezi cu markerul ce gasesti in fiecare cutie, o sa iti fie mai usor. Ma simt de parca impachetez de-o viata… Kit-ul de baza include banda adeziva, cutii in diferite marimi, o sticla de spumant si o patura, pentru ca la sfarsitul zilei o sa stai pe vreo cutie, alaturi de iubirea vietii tale sau de cea mai buna prietena si in timp ce soarele apune o sa simti fiorii unui nou inceput. Crede-ma pe cuvand sticla aia de sampanie e bine sa se afle prin preajma. Mai tarziu in noapte s-ar putea sa plangi. Ti-ai impachetat viata in cateva cutii, pentru Dumnezeu!! Pe de alta parte realizezi tot mai des ca te poti muta la Barcelona daca asta iti doresti…
¬†Si dupa ce ne-am mutat si am golit sticla, logic a fost sa ne trezim a doua zi la pranz, si am cumparat doua standere de haine. Am organizat astfel tinutele noastre pe o saptamana, incercand sa rotesc hainele si sa las afara doar strictul necesar. Am lasat pantofii cu toc sa se odihneasca-n cutiile lor si am scos bocancii pe front. Adica in fata standerului. Imi amintesc si acum… Standerul LUI era un dezastru. Arata plans, ca o salcie, sub greutatea jachetelor de piele si din loc in loc, se zbatea cate un umeras alb, caruia tricoul i-a fost smuls, dis de dimineata. Standerul meu, in schimb era bun de pus pe Instagram.
¬†In zilele noastre, avem o camera pe post de dressing si istoria se repeta. Ma tot bate gandul sa-l sun pe tata sa-i spun sa mai comande niste usi pentru partea lui… E un dezastru pe doua picioare, insa il iubesc si-ncerc sa nu ma evapor, aranjand in fiecare zi umerasele. Nu asta-i oare ideaa unui dressing deschis? N-o fi asta promisiunea pe viata: „…promit, la bine si la rau, cu masina de spalat Electrolux, cu uscator integrat sau fara, sa pastrez hainele curate si ordonate in dulap? Amin?”

Te iubesc Raul!

Acestea fiind spuse, dressingul o sa fie comandat primul, fara ezitare, pentru ca ai nevoie de un dulap (sau de o camera-tip-dulap), mai mult decat iti imaginezi! Daca ai avut tot timpul dulap si nu i-ai dus dorul, mergi acum si imbratiseaza-l, sterge-l de praf si iubeste-l, c-ai plange rauri (cum spune Justin) fara el! *sings: cry me a river*
Noi am comandat dressingul de la tata (se ocupa cu mobilier, era si culmea sa apelez la altcineva). El s-a ocupat de tot procesul de proiectare si compartimentare, noi doar am luat mouse-ul si-am tras dulapul pana la tavan, pentru a folosi cat mai bine tot spatiul (3,60) si am ales locuri dedicate pentru genti si pantofi (e un soi de Romexpo, dar cam asta era si ideea)
EN:¬†Ok, it comes¬†after the¬†mattress¬†you trowed in that room you call bedroom¬†now, but it’s essential. It’s not an easy thing to put yourself together, when all you wardrobe comes in boxes, but if you¬†put an early effort into packing things¬†and write on each box before you move, it will be easier. It feels like I’ve been packing since forever. The basic kit includes duct tape, various sized-boxes, champagne and a blanket.
¬†At the end of the day you will be sitting next to your loved one, or your best friend, and it will feel like a new beginning. Having a bottle of champagne next to you is the best thing you can do right now, because you need a lot of positivity and patience to deal with your life from now on. You’ve packed everything in a few boxes for God Sake! You can move to Barcelona if you want!
¬†When we moved it, I shopped two large standers to help me with my weekly outfits. I pulled out my everyday shoes, while letting my high heels in their boxes. Same thing for Raul’s items. We kept rotating the outfits every week or even earlier and I clearly remember how HIS stander was a mess and mine was¬†instagramable… In our days, we have a big walk-in-closet for all our clothes and the history repeats. Keep thinking I will be forced to call my dad and order some doors for his part. He’s a mess, but I love him, and I try not to fall apart and arrange the clothes every other day…

I love you babe!

With this being said, the dressing comes first, this is the 1st furniture we’ve ordered because we needed it. I don’t want to go back. Ever. My dad designed our dressing and we met at our place to talk about it, make it ceiling-high to take advantage of all this space (3,60m) and so on…¬†I also got a special customised place for my bags and shoes (it’s like at Romexpo) and I love it. You will see more pictures when everything will be done. Details are also cool to see though, go on my Instagram, I’ll be posting tonight.

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RO: Cand redecorezi e musai sa stai in pat cel putin o data / saptamana, sa mananci salata cu ton si sa stai pe internet, din motive absolut normale, pentru research, dude!
En: When you redecorate you must be stuck in bed for at least one day/week, eating ordered in tuna salad and surfing the oh-so-inspirational, internet. For obvious reasons: cool research, dude!

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RO: Un sistem de muzica surround o sa iti lumineze ziua, crede-ma. Vestea buna e ca poti asculta muzica preferata (CD, USB, sau AUX) toata ziua. Sa nu uitam ca acest sistem poate functiona ca o tehnica de relaxare, din moment ce avem atatea mix-uri zen de ascultat pe youtube! Pentru mine e foarte important sa am parte de un ambient placut in spatiul in care imi petrec majoritatea timpului, asa ca am pastrat si Cicas-ul (unul dintre cele trei lucuri pe care le-am luat cu noi, din vechiul apartament: palmierul, covorul de piele si televizorul LG Smart)
¬†Daca va ganditi sa instalati un astfel de sistem, nu uitati sa transmiteti echipei de electricieni sa traga prin perete cablurile necesare pentru boxe. Noi am montat sistemul in aproximativ doua ore, insa a meritat; am ascultat muzica buna pana noaptea tarziu…
 Ne-am dorit acest sistem si pentru ca vom instala un proiector pentru documentare in birou.
¬†Am avut un sistem mai mic de muzica si in baie, in apartamentul vechi si ne dorim unul si sauna, insa decamdata ne gandim mai mult la sistemul de iluminat decat la sunete relaxante de jungla…
Doamne! Ce cuvinte scriu pe blog, zilele astea?
En:¬†A¬†surround¬†music system¬†will lighten your day, trust me. You get to listen you your favourite music (from a CD, USB or AUX) all day long. It can also work as a recreational technique since we’ve go so many zen music mixes to play on day time. For me it’s really important to have an inspirational place to write on blog and this room will be my escape. We also kept our Cicas palm tree (one of the 3 things we took when we moved out – the palm tree, the leather rug and the TV).
¬†Make sure you tell your construction team to nest the needed cable tubes in the walls. Raul and I fixed on the sound system; it took us about 2 hours, but it was worth it. (I was just the assistant) We listened beautiful music very late that night…
 I wanted to have this system in the office, since we are also going to install a projector for documentaries, and we need that quality sounds. We had a sound system in prior bathroom, in the other apartment and we want one for our steam bath, but we are thinking more about lightning issues now.
Oh, God! What words am I using on blog, nowadays?

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RO:¬†Cateodata, cel mai bun lucru pe care poti sa il faci pentru casa ta, e sa investesti intr-o piesa statement: un covor de piele, un set de sase perne din catifea pentru dormitor… Intelegi tu, detaliile conteaza. Daca ai ales sa zugravesti in culori neutre, poti oricand sa te joci cu decorul: arunci o paturica de blana pe canapea, mai adaugi niste perne in print-uri actuale, cateva lumanari si un buchet de lalele in culoarea care te inspira in aceasta perioada. Felicitari, ai schimbat atmosfera camerei, fara a jefui vreo banca!
 Investeste in cateva fete de perna pentru fiecare anotimp (primavara, vara, toamna, iarna Рaici poti merge pe ceva festiv) Рhai ca nu e greu, e ca pe podium: S/S, baby! Inspira-te din tot ce te inconjoara!
¬†Daca nu esti multumita de culoarea peretilor din odaia ta, nu-ti fie frica de schimbare, te costa cam 400ron/90‚ā¨ si poti folosi tinuta aia de care vorbeam mai sus (salopeta denim).
In plus, iti poti chema prietenele sa te ajute daca renovezi doar o camera. Cate modificari am facut si noi si cat am mai mutat mobila… Nu aveam stare….
Acum ca vorbim despre vopsea, mi-am adus aminte de faptul ca un prieten tocmai a trecut de la portocaliu (flacarile iadului, – spunea) la un albastru foarte deschis si un crem-auriu. Vreau sa vad ce a iesit, parea cel mai fericit om cand si-a planuit redecorarea.
EN: Sometimes you just have to invest in a cool, statement piece like a leather rug or a set of six velvet cushions for your bed. I really like chosing neutral colours for the walls and the floors so I can just trow in there some beautiful pillows, a cozy faux-fur blanket, some candles, a bouquet if fresh tulips and make everything look different without having to rob a bank.
¬†If your home is painted in neutrals, invest in several pillow cases for spring, summer, autumn and winter (holiday themed), and rotate them. It’s like on the runway, S/S baby!
¬†If you want to change the colour of your walls, just do it! It’s not that hard, if your walls have been recently painted (and I mean 2-5 years, with up to date paint) you can start a DIY project. Just find that colour that makes you happy, it won’t cost you a fortune (about 400ron/ 90‚ā¨ for a small to medium room) and it will make you happy. I’m looking forward to see a friend’s house, he just finished painting the walls and he looks very happy, there’s something in his eyes, a little sparkle…

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RO:¬†LA FINAL, e timpul sa mergem la cumparaturi (da, din nou)! Cumparam o multime de lumanari, uleiuri esentiale, niste sapun de la Fragonard…
Am incercat toate variantele de a parfuma casa si trebuie sa va spun ca lampa pentru uleiul esential + o lumanare pastila e cea mai buna varianta de a obtine un parfum placut, in cel mai scurt timp, chiar si intr-un apartament inalt. Imi place sa amestec ulei esential de flori de camp si Iasomie, pentru o aroma proaspata, dar nostalgica (foloseam ulei de flori de camp in celalalt apartament… Don’t blame me!)
Imi plac si berisoarele parfumate, parfumul de casa de la Toya, Platinum (pentru birou) si lumanarile Ginger Lily.
 
EN:¬†AFTER you finished everything, it’s time to shop (yes, again)! Buy a lot of candles, essential oils, some Fragonard fancy soaps…
¬†I’ve tried everything when it comes to home fragrances, and essentials oil lamps + simple candles = a lovely scent in an instant.¬†I like mixing wild flowers essential oil with Jasmine for a fresh yet deep inspirational scent.¬†I also love the¬†incense sticks, the Ginger Lily candles and the Toya Platinum home scent (for my office only)
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RO:…si-acum c-am spus toate cele de mai sus, parca am nevoie de aer. Carmen a ajuns la mine si cred ca iesim la o tigara, pe balcon. E mijlocul lui martie, ploua (de asta v-am pus jazz) si norii gri acopera cerul. Pana la urma, daca notez progresul s-ar putea sa uit primul capitol din acest apartament. E apartamentul din centrul orasului, pe care ni-l doream atat de mult, apartamentul despre care am discutat in atatea nopti de vara… Suntem aproape si-am sa las ploaia asta fumurie de primavara sa spele tot. Sa duca amintirile departe si sa ne lase un nou inceput. O sa fim bine, curand.
EN: …now that I’ve said all this, I need a bit of air. Carmen just arrived and I think I’m going out for a cigarette. It’s the middle of March and it’s raining, the clouds cover the sky. I might give this apartment a try after all, be patient and write down the progress to forget the 1st chapter. We are moving on, this is the perfect place, it’s our place, and we always wanted an apartment in the middle of the city. We’re almost there. I’ll let this spring, yet dark rain wash it all away. We will be good soon.
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Wearing HALF OF ME feminine V vest, in black. Photos by Carmen Grebenisan
 
RO: Eu sper ca v-ati simtit bine citind al 3-lea post din seria #personal, va multumesc ca sunteti aici cu mine; impreuna suntem mai puternici in fiecare zi si asta imi da avantul de care am nevoie. Se pare ca pana la urma citatul e adevarat, dupa cum ati fost si voi de acord, pe Instagram. Spor si rabdare sa aveti!
EN: I hope you enjoyed my 3rd #personal post, thanks for being here with me,
we grow stronger everyday, as a community, and that gives me the strength I need, to let it all go.
After all, the quote is true, and you agreed on Instagram. Good luck and be patient!
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Yours truly, A.

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