Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tradition and the illusion of permanence.


As you may have seen on Instagram, I promised a surprise photoshoot coming soon. Well, I'm home again after my two week trip to my "hometown" and the time is proper for me to share it with you. 

I felt quite inspired while I was there surrounded by all the old buildings and mournful graveyards, the reminders of long forgotten souls. Tradition still lingers there among the tombstones, around the ruins and the forest. 

I tried to incorporate tradition into my personal style and this is the result.



The blouse I'm wearing is the traditional Romanian clothing called "ie". I'm sure you all have seen it before; maybe not incorporated into alternative styles, but still. 



Source : Pinterest


My beloved mentioned that I look like I've stepped out of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie but I actually believe this is really close to the outfit of Anna Valerious from 'Van Helsing', minus the vampires and werewolves.

    
Let me know what you think! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Kill your darlings and trivial living.



I cannot believe I am blogging again; I had forgotten how nice this feels! I haven't been up to much, activity related, since I am still in hibernation due to the tremendously hot weather. I dare not venture outside for fear of the sun! *giggles*

Surprisingly enough I've had tons of things to do indoors, things I hadn't done in a while, like drawing, watching movies, reading and... cleaning! 


Starting off with movies, I've seen about ten this week and the most wonderful one was "Kill Your Darlings". It's the story of Allan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and my personal favourite, William S. Burroughs. If you're a fan of Daniel Radcliffe I highly recommend this movie, if not, it's still worth watching!


Lazy mornings have had an effect on my inspiration and creativity which led me to start writing again! It feels like ages have passed by since the last time I held a pen in my hand. Ideas are there in my head but it seems quite difficult to concentrate enough as to transfer them onto paper.




As for new purchases, I managed to finally afford an I-pad! The first thing I did was acquire the Song of Ice and Fire series and I've been reading like a maniac since then. They are amazing works and I feel quite sad that I did not had the chance to read them earlier.


Last night I finally decided to go out with a friend! Please excuse my rebellious hair but it's quite impossible to straighten it with this heat! Come to think of it, I kind of like it like that, Hermione style! 



What interesting movies have you seen lately? Care to share?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Under the weeping willows.


Since the weather was delightfully cloudy today, a spontaneous idea came to mind in the afternoon. 'What a splendid day for a picnic!' Said and done. I grabbed my beloved by the hand and practically dragged him to the nearest park.

It's not my favourite park in Bucharest, but who can resist a magnificent lake and it's guarding weeping willows?

(Excuse my slightly unaesthetic feet! ^_^ )

This summer proves to be quite different than what I had expected it to be. I truly thought that I would not have the time to enjoy the things that I had given up during the stressful months before graduation. As it turns out, I have time enough to read, watch movies and relish the moments when we are together.



(Sleepy face! He will murder me when he finds out that I posted this!)

Unfortunately the only thing that ruined our little picnic was the heavy rain, so we had to run for shelter since neither of us carried an umbrella. I wore my latest favourite find, a 1940's dress. I absolutely love how comfortable and feminine it is! 


How is your summer, lovelies?