Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's here

En: Alinka wishes you a happy, colorful spring. Laugh and be positive! Girls share smiles, boys give flowers, all of you make new friends and cheer the old good ones! 
I've already seen a few trees in flower in Dallas, can't wait for the whole city to turn into a white party!
Ro: Alinutsa va ureaza o primavara super colorata si fericita. Zambiti, fiti pozitivi! Fetele, impartasiti zambete! Baietii, daruiti flori! Legati prietenii noi si pretuiti-le pe cele vechi!
In Dallas unii copaci au dat deja in floare. Abia astept ca tot orasul sa se transforme intr-o petrecere alba.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Meet my pretty city

En: We caught a sunny day and I thought we caught the spring. Not so easy, now that I'm checking my weather app. I've put on my floral shirt and pants, my bow stilettos and went to take some pics with Lalo. We went to a beautiful place in South Dalls, that he discovered, perfect for so many things, pictures, walks, etc.... So if you are a hopeless romantic you can take your girlfriend/boyfriend to view the sunset. If you are a fan of the 'Dallas' series you've probably seen images of this spot and for sure 'The Reunion Tower. One of the most beautiful monument buildings of the city. I personally love taking friends who visit me from other cities there. If you are curious to know what is it so special about the tower, I'll answer you: it has a gorgeous 360 degrees view over downtown, the top itself rotates all the time and that allows to see the whole downtown. So if you love traveling and you're curious to see Texas, come visit us?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Amazing Spring

En: I buy glossy magazines only when traveling. Otherwise, I am not really tempted to purchase them, probably because it's easier to open any fashion website and virtually look for what I need, or check their electronic version on the iPad. Last time I bought several of these was when we left for Colorado, I had to keep myself busy during our 13 hours trip. So I got Elle, GQ and Cosmopolitan. The first two were a big disappointment from the start providing barely a vague informative content. The third one was a better choice for having more interesting articles from real life, for real women. But as a general observation the main reason us girls buy magazines, is clearly, to check the upcoming seasonal trends, because watching the designer shows and all sort of catwalk shots doesn't help to define the trends all the way. So this was a topic I wanted to process and post here for a while and managed to do it only now. So let's begin!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Look changes

En: A sign that spring is on its way is given by us women when we start changing things about us. Whether it is the haircut, the hair color, loosing weight or getting a new closet. The first change that Alinka decided to make this spring started from the top, she got ombre hair, a really light one that can be easily noticed and that I think looks great on her. She has always been bolder than me and definitely had more courage experimenting with her hair than I did. I still remember the day when she came home with blonde highlights, and she was only in the 8th grade back then. 
I trully believe that for us women look changes are very important in order to get that good feeling about and with ourself, the inner comfort that we usually obtain when we like the way we look. This is why girls, if you have any metamorphosis wishes don't hesitate to accomplish them, it's that season when everything gets a new life, so why don't you give one to your hair, body and maybe soul if needed.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What's on there Wednesday nights

En: Today about the show that is stealing  my Wednesday nights every week. I've only watched two episodes and I can certainly say it becomes addictive. From the start I can say it's stealing all the attention for the simple fact it has the legendary Naomi Campbell, the charismatic Coco Rocha and the beautiful Karolina Kurkova as mentor for the girls fighting to become 'The Face'. Even guys would probably be delighted to watch such a delightful cat fight stormed by the fiesty Naomi, see the hilarious faces Rocha makes and the sexy tight outfits of Kurkova. It's pretty clear in this competition I am not crossing fingers for any of the participants, I am watching it for the sake of the drama of the mentors. It's clear Naomi doesn't have talent only for modeling, she could easily be a reality show drama queen as well. I am a fan of Coco, because as I just said she has lots of charisma, she's funny and of course beautiful, I like Karolina as well, she's humble and intelligent. So I can't decide yet.
We'll see whose team wins. As I told you it's not about which model wins it's about who is the mentor of the model who wins. I would love to see one of Coco's or KK's girl win, so we can have a fiery finale with Naomi storming out on everyone. 
Who said I don't like soap operas. Tune on girls :)
Ro: Azi, despre show-ul care-mi fura in fiecare saptamana serile de miercuri. Am privit deja 2 episoade si pot spune cert ca devine 'addictive'. Din start captiveaza, avandu-le in rol de mentori pentru cele 3 echipe de fete care lupta pentru titlul 'The Face', pe cele mai tari dive ale modelingului, cu legendara pantera neagra Naomi Campbell, continuand cu carismatica Coco Rocha si frumoasa Karolina Kurkova. Un show la care s-ar uita si barbatii zic eu, ca sa-i vada accesele tafnoase de super diva ale lui Naomi, pana la fetele hilare pe care le face Rocha. E clar in aceasta competitie nu stau sa tin pumnii cuiva, stau sa vada drama 'educatoarelor' si va spun sigur Naomi stie sa faca show. Sunt fana Coco, e cum am mai spus carismatica, hilara si foarte frumoasa, dar si Karolina imi place pentru ca e simpla si foarte inteligenta, deci inca nu ma pot decide.
Ramane de vazut a cui echipa castiga, cum va ziceam nu e despre care model va invinge, e despre care mentor. Mi-ar place sa vad castigand o fata de-a lui Coco sau Kurkova, ca sa avem un deznodamant ce ar incununa cu o Naomi suparata foc.
Deci o telenovela adevarata, daca vreti o seara cu zambete tune on.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Getting back to work

En: The second part of the shooting in the studio from last Sunday with Lalo. I'd call it bolder. We approached the topic of the work dress-code in an artistic way. The message of the whole thing is, style and fashion as forms of expression can help us get out of the daily work routine. If mixing interesting, colorful pieces with funky accessories (like glasses, in my case I don't need them for my vision) we can get a fun look that'll make our day more fun. Don't go for the blazer and no bra :) that was just for the shoot. 
Whether you agree or not with my point of view have a wonderful day at work and at home too!

Ro: A doua parte a shootingului in studio cu Lalo din duminica trecuta as numi-o probabil mai indrazneata. Am abordat tema job-ului si a dress code-ului, intr-o maniera mai artistica, mesajul ar fi: moda si stilul ca forme de exprimare ne pot ajuta sa iesim din rutina zilnica a servciului. Desigur nu mergem in sacou si fara sutien, dar mixand piese colorate, accesorii diferite ca ochelarii (in cazul meu nu ii am nevoie pentru a vedea mai bine) putem obtine un look fun care sa ne faca ziua mai vesela.
Si daca suntei de acord cu mine sau nu sa aveti o saptamana cat mai reusita atat la servici cat si acasa!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Did you guys know? There's a kids fashion week...

En: We are all aware of the fashion weeks going on each year, honestly even if I am a style blogger 'till not long ago I didn't know their order, but a search on wikipedia saved my ignorance. Anyway this is not what I wanted to tell you about, it's the first kids fashion week I wanted to talk. Officially called Global Kids Fashion Week, it will happen the 19 and 20 of March in London. The ones who came with the idea are the people behind the online kids store The program will include a public show with a runaway presentation and a press conference after that will explain the tendencies. So if you want your kid to not loose any trend make sure you make it in time for the conference. Few brands that accepted to participate the first year are Junior Gaultier, Little Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Rachel Riley, Monster Kids. 
Now I am asking myself a question, I get it is a marketing platform, but do we really need it, or it's an imminent process considering that us future parents are so much into fashion, clothes and all sorts of material staff. I know I'll wanna dress my kid nice, but I don't think I'll urge the necessity to have on him the latest trends, just like I don't do it myself either. Backing up my doubts I am still curious to see what this  kids fashion week will look like, as I've always loved pics with the little fashion street stylers, they crack me up, see some below. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's day make-up!

En: You all know I am not really good with make-up, so I said I'd show you what other people much more talented than I am do for Valentine's Day. Whether you go to a restaurant, a club or if you like looking your best even when serving dinner to your bebe at home here are two suggestions. The first video recommends a more neutral look with a purple accent. The second one is a bit more extravagant, if you want to go pink all the way just like Valentine's Day requires.  Blonds or brunettes, there are options for everyone. The girls are 2 famous bloggers, really good at what they are doing, making a living out of it. From the beginning I admit I don't have the whole arsenal of make-up products and brushes as they do, as probably many of you don't, but I will definitely give it a try to the first example with what I have at the moment (tonight will be the rehearsal for tomorrow). I always go for the simple things and neutral colors, not really being the type of person willing to show off not even for Valentine's. You girls go for what you like the most and feel comfortable wearing. 
Kisses! Later on don't forget to tell me about how you did.

Ro: Si cum eu nu stau bine cu ale make-up-ului am zis sa va arat ce fac alte fete mai talentate ca mine de Valentine's day, in caz ca mergeti la o cina romantica la restaurant sau in club, sau poate daca va place sa aratati de 10 si atunci cand ii serviti cina iubitului acasa. Doua idei oarecum similare. Primul video e daca vreti sa mergeti pe culori mai neutre cu un mic accent violet. Al doilea e daca vreti sa mizati pe un look tottally pink asa cum cere sarbatoarea. Blonde sau brunte, optiuni sunt pentru toate. Fetele sunt 2 bloggeritse mesterite, super cunoscute, care la sigur isi stiu treaba. Din start recunosc ca nu am tot arsenalul de produse si perii de care dispun ele, presupun ca si multe din voi, dar cred ca o sa incerc sa imit primul tutorial (chiar azi seara ca o repetitie generala), eu mizand mai mereu pe simplu, nu arde in mine acea dorinta de a epata si eclipsa nici de Valentine's :) Voi insa nu va jenati, mergeti pe ce va cere inimioara.
V-am pupat! Mai tarziu imi povestiti ce v-a iesit!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Studio Project 1

En: If I remember well it's my first experience of this kind. I've done shootings before, but never in the studio, and never with a make-up&hair stylist helping me create the look. It was Lalo's idea, of course I couldn't say no, I never do :D I wanted something different, especially from the hair. Since I cut it bob 3 years ago, I haven't done much with it, just probably a few failed attempts to curl it. I wanted a super feminine look, as spring is almost here, Valentine's day is a few hours away and women's day also very close. Many occasions for us women to want to look special and better than ever. To get an extra feminine image I went for a satin fluffy skirt and a fine ivory corset. The green emerald stilettos and necklace add just enough color. The super voluminous hair is my favorite element of the shooting, I am loving the result, the hair stylist gave me some tips and now I think I can do it home myself, at least I will definitely try. 
Anyway, long story short, I really hope you like the result. I will be waiting for your opinions. Have a wonderful day, it's the week of love. May everyone's heart be pulsing fast and hard!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Baby blue in my living room

En: Today I'm coming again with an example which perfectly shows that us women get easily bored with things surrounding us, in my case the decor in my apartment. And because I don't own my house yet and I don't have the perfect design I always find things to change and make look better. This time I said I'll mess with my couches. Well, this is not an item you'd buy daily so I decided the perfect solution would be buying covers for sofas. I went to IKEA (of course, where else) and found the baby blue I've been wanting for a while that I matched with yellow pillows and red to heat up the spirits (here I'm joking). As you probably realized already I love colors, but the best advantage of these covers is that you can easily take them off and wash if needed, are relatively cheap for 70$ I can get another color in case I start getting tired of the baby blue. For the last details I rearranged the corner and changed a few paintings and the whole living room was refreshed. 
This weekend, party at my house :D!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Long Forgotten Sequins

En: Is it just me or you girls do the same, wear always the newest additions to the closet and forget about the old ones that are still in a good shape and looking OK. For instance, these sequin boots that my sister gave to me on my birthday last year, and I totally forgot this year. Yeah maybe sequins are not trendy anymore but still the boots are different and worth keeping. I also found these sequin vest deep in the darkest corner, it seems I've had it for more than 4 years. So I guess digging a bit more in the closet, finding forgotten stuff is worth the effort,  you reinvent, you exercise, suddenly the wardrobe is not so boring anymore. Considering we women tend to be easily bored with even the cutest items, giving new life to old makes for a fun afternoon.
Have a great week guys, and let me know what you find on your forgotten hidden shelves!

Monday, February 4, 2013

'Magic Color'-ado

En: The last 5 days were a soul healer for me. I can finally affirm that I felt the real winter, and I can finally stop moaning about Texas lacking one. My feet and arms still hurt from falling down so many times. But I am happy that I learned how to ski, considering I am so bad at sports that even my cat is more agile than me. It was that kind of vacation that when you get back you are more tired than you left. But the effort was totally worth it. I took a huge amount of pictures I thought my Instagram would explode and I had to charge my phone twice a day. The destination was Breckenridge, Colorado, a resort that I fully recommend for those who haven't gone yet this winter but want to or need a reference for next year. It's a beautiful town, at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains, with that old historical downtown, with little houses from the 1800's that instantly make you think of the gold diggers back in the days. Well, anyway pictures will say more than I ever could. Have a good one guys!