3/29/2012

Are you "HUNGRY FOR CHANGE"?


Even though this is a blog mostly about fashion and lifestyle, the places I love, hotels I've enjoyed and design, today I am going to talk to you about a different kind of lifestyle. The healthy kind one. And I have a question for you: are you HUNGRY FOR CHANGE? Because I am.

3/28/2012

The timeless TRENCH COAT.

photo: Net-A-Porter ( YSL, Burberry), Style.com

There is a kind of mystery that accompanies this timeless piece whenever you wear it. I know it started as a soldiers uniform but, women seem to loved it right after the First War, when Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich adopted it. And they've never let it go ever since. Maybe because it works so well with high heels or boots as well. And even with jeans or a short skirt. Or maybe because of its wide shoulders, manages to accentuate the waist so well and gives you this ladylike look
Whatever your reasons, it pays investing in this timeless piece. And we have so much to choose from this season.

3/27/2012

Time to SHINE. All this season's statement jewelry.


photo: Style.com (Lanvin,Valentino), Net-A-Porter (Roberto Cavalli, Valentino), Moda Operandi (FENTON, Aurelie Bidermann, House of Waris, Howard Stern, Ben Amun), MAWI

I am all about statement jewelry. It doesn't matter if I am wearing a white t-shirt, a pair of jeans and the most comfortable Tod's, or a black dress. Statement jewelries always have the power to complete and highlight any outfit. And for that, I always know that I can count on FENTON, FALLON, MAWI or AURELIE BIDERMANN. By far, my favorite brands and life saviors if I am looking  for something amazing to get me out of the trouble.

The EARTH HOUR.



We are so proud to have a new counter on our blog that shows you how much time there's left until the EARTH HOUR. This is such an important and GLOBAL EVENT that we just couldn't miss. I hope you will be a part of it, I hope that you will share it with your friends and even go beyond it, since there are so many things that we can each do to support our Planet. 
I believe that even small actions can make a difference: use energy saving light bulbs, sort your trash, use canvas bags when you go to the market, open your windows instead of your air condition, use your bicycle or just walk on short distances...   You can easily go BEYOND This HOUR and remember that there is more then just today.
You can find more details about EARTH HOUR in you country right here.

3/26/2012

ZEN mood.

 photo: Vogue.fr

I have such a busy day. I don't even know where to start. Maybe with a little inspiration from Liu Wen and Tom Pecheux (backstage at Derek Lam S/S 2012) and a cup of green tea. Feels good to be a model.

3/23/2012

PIJAMA style.


There are not too many cities in this world in which you can get away with an outfit like this one. And not too many women can pull it off either. But fashion it is about taking chances sometimes. So why not try stepping out of your comfort zone and wear something more different then usual?

3/22/2012

on My Wishlist.


These two amazing necklaces signed SHOUROUK, kind of speak for themselves. All that I can say is that Moda Operandi is basically the only place you can pre-order them right now. So hurry up, because the trunkshow ends on March 28!

3/21/2012

Phillip Lim's Approach to Spring.

 photo: Style.com

I know this is a Resort Collection but it is simply ideal for this time of the year. It just seems so comfortable, modern and chic at the same time.
When Phillip Lim said that skyscrapers are his trees, I understood why  this collection is so ideal for the urban and modern women. And having a studio in Midtown Manhattan definitely helped him realize what women want from their day to day outfits. There is nothing from this collection you wouldn't want to have in your closet.

3/20/2012

BURBERRY's New Store in Bucharest, Romania.


I've been waiting for quite a while for Burberry to open a store in Bucharest. Not only because this is such a huge brand with an impressive background, not only because it started as "The King of Weatherproofs", not only because it masters to perfection the art of making a trench coat, not only because of its exquisite tailoring but, because of the way the genius and super talented Christopher Bailey transformed this brand/name into a must have.

3/19/2012

SMART MONDAY.

photo: Lanvin (book Alber Elbaz), Petit Bateau, NET-A-PORTER ( Valentino, Maison Martin Margiela, Missoni, Christian Louboutin, YSL), Colette (Paco Rabanne), Moda Operandi (Aurelie Bidermann)

Unlike Friday, Monday is usually the worst day of the week for most of the people I know. (I bet they are already smiling right now). But for me, Monday it's just the beginning of a new and creative week.
Not to mention that last week I've made a new friend. Her name is Pilar Chapa. She is a beauty adviser for Lancome and she just started her own blog, Bold in Crimson. So, if you need a beauty advice or you simply do not know what type of make-up fits better with your outfit, Pilar is your girl.

3/16/2012

on My Wishlist.

 photo: style.com

I'm  just obsessed with these small handbags that ROCHAS created for this season. I would LOVE to have them all in my closet.

3/15/2012

the iPAD MANIA.

photo: NET-A-PORTER (all iPad Cases), Style.com

Most fashion bloggers simply can't live without this addictive gadget from Apple. Most business woman won't leave home without it and practically, well... everybody wants one. But what would it be a beautiful gadget like the iPad without a fashionable case? Here are my six favorites from NET-A-PORTER. Who would have thought a few years ago that fashion and technology can go hand in hand so beautifully?     

3/14/2012

START with just a little bit of color.

photo: Style.com, Vogue.fr, Vogue.com, Shoescribe.com, Moda Operandi (Aurelie Bidermann), 
FORWARD by elyse walker (Proenza Schouler)

3/13/2012

READY, SET, GO!

photo: Net-A-Porter (Jil Sander, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang), Petit Bateau, Skullcandy, Adidas (micoach PACER BUNDLE), Lanvin, Clarins, Proenza Schouler, La Mer.

Having a beautiful garden next to your home is always a plus. Having another one on your balcony is an absolute delight. And living 100 m away from Cismigiu (the most beautiful garden from Bucharest and maybe the most ancient one, since is dated 1854), well... that makes the first day of running in this Spring a complete pleasure. It was such a beautiful morning that I just could not resist. And this is just the beginning.
Usually, 7 am is the best time for running in here. No kids, no agitated moms or grandparents... You know: silence, birds and fresh air. All you need for a good run.

SPRING is here!!!


Finally! Only 2 degrees below zero at night and 10 degrees today! I am waiting for those 20 they've announced for Sunday. : )

3/12/2012

on My Wishlist.


Even doe I am still under the influence of PFW, I might as well called this post "fearless Monday". Because under the fearless and the edgy look of this handbag, you can still see the romantic side that Valentino always manages to convey.

3/09/2012

PARIS Fashion Week. F/W 2012-2013. Episode 4: ROMANTIC VIEW.

 photo: Style.com, Vogue.fr

What would Paris Fashion Week be without romance? It is what we always expect to see here, more then at any other Fashion Week. And that is why, our last episode is dedicated to designers romantic view on Fall/Winter: dresses and skirts focused on waistline, high heels, luxurious materials, chiffon, lace, red lipstick and nude skin. Now you know why I love Paris so much.

3/08/2012

PARIS Fashion Week. F/W 2012-2013. Episode 3: POWERful WOMEN.


Men fear them but, designers certainly love them. PFW is no stranger to these ladies. Devoted consumers of high fashion, never low on budget, players that seem to follow only their own rules, powerful women are never forgotten by the designers who choose this city to reveal their new collections. They offered them fur,draped silk dresses and bonkers-brilliant jewels, leather, turtleneck dresses, belts and amazing high boots, versatile jackets, high heels and glossily black leather. Hmmm... Feels good to be a powerful women.

on My Wishlist.


Alexander Wang is making a rule about creating obsessive shoes for women. The perfect kind of shoes that you can wear with almost everything and still look drop dead gorgeous. Here is one of them: Noemi Bootie. Available now at FORWARD by elyse walker.

3/07/2012

PARIS Fashion Week. F/W 2012-2013. Episode 2: CONFIDENT ATTITUDE.

 photo: Style.com, Vogue.fr

Nothing says sexy better than a confident attitude. A part from it comes from the way you carry it. And another part comes from the clothes you choose to wear. Some of us have it and some of us are still searching for it. Personally, I am all about subtlety. Always let something to the imagination. And with that thought in my mind I made this selection. Because at PFW, designers don't seem to let us down at this chapter.

on My Wishlist.

photo: FENTON

This masterpiece is created by one of my favorite jewelry designers called Dana Lorenz. She had a huge success with FENTON and as a follow-up, she launched FALLON,  a lower-priced diffusion collection of graphic and layerable pieces. This super talented woman is one of editors favorite and she also collaborated with Proenza Schouler and Thakoon for runway, and occasionally does limited edition capsule collections for retailers such as Opening Ceremony and J.Crew.
If you think you are already developing an obsession for Dana's jewelry, you can find her amazing creations at Colette, Barneys, Luisa via Roma and even Dover Street Market.

3/06/2012

PARIS Fashion Week. F/W 2012-2013. Episode 1: CHIC DECONTRACTEE.


A lot of women seem to be in a quest for the classic elements that defined the french style. Sophisticated, yet casual, without sacrificing the cool attitude.  
Clare Waight Keller from Chloé, Phoebe Philo from Celine and girls most wanted, Stella McCartney are some of the high fashion designers you should keep an eye on if you are looking for that chic décontractée style, that most of the french women seem to have in their DNA.

3/05/2012

Architectural Cuts. BALMAIN F/W 2012-2013.


I am going to break the rule this time and focus a little bit on Balmain F/W 2012-2013 collection.

3/04/2012

L'Odyssée de Cartier




And this is how the stories are built. A breath taking video that captures the entire history of legendary Cartier.

3/01/2012

still cold

 photo: fau-x tumbrl.com

First day of March and I just can't believe it snowed... Again. That means I have to get back to warmer clothes this weekend. Maybe, you might want to use this photo as an inspiration source, like I did. A little bit of gold to remind us that it is Spring now, a little bit of black, a pair of jeans, fur... Hopefully, will manage to go through this cold weather.

on My Wishlist.

photo: LYST