luni, 24 septembrie 2012

"Am o idee..." / "I have an idea..."

Friday I was at the gala premiere of the film "I have an idea ...", a film banned in the Golden Age. After 30 years (10 years under communism and 20 years under capitalism) at Scala cinema after awarding, the next day the comedy "I have an idea" was banned.  Andrew's best friend, Dany received two invitations from the director of the film so I was lucky to go.

 Friday night the film returned at the same cinema as in the '80s. Besides young romanian film admirers,  in the cinema hall were the director of the film - Master AL.G. Croitoru who received a diploma and a gold medal for his career, and some of the main actors who are alive such as Rodica Popescu Bitănescu, Radu Gheorghe, Vasilica Tastaman, Anda Caropol, Camelia Zorlescu that socireceived diplomas for their work.

The film was a true comedy that should have not been prohibited (didn't have the same opinion those who said the film militates against the development multilaterally developed socialist society and to shave long hall and the two communist leaders who lived back then and the audience laughs so much in the room. even about the two communist leaders who lived back then; which is not true).

It was a wonderful night full of great people because we stayed close to the  film director in the cinema hall so we could see and hear very well the director and we stood a few feet away from the actors who went on scene because we stood on the first row. At the end we had at the buffet red and white wine and a gorgeous time.

Top from ZARA, shoes from PiNKY, pants from ZARA, bag from mall

duminică, 16 septembrie 2012

Fall of 2012 Design Feature

Gabriela and Chris are really taking into consideration support of 
young and talented fashion artists and designers, so today we will catch your attention 
with the brilliant artworks of a teen designer living in Oslo, Norway, named

Alexandra Yelena Nicholas Averyanov

She started doing designs at the age of 17 because of her passion to fashion; she used to love dressing up every since she was a little girl and her first black dress was made when she was 17 as well. Her grades were alright; she loved the Arts class and English class and of course Philosophy, she won spelling bee for 3 years in a row and she likes to write from time to time. She never stays home always on the out taking photography of stores and new designs that are showing nowadays. Huge fan to Fashion Tv and Vogue Magazine, Wishing if Tom Ford and Anna Wintour were her godparents and Coco Chanel was her real grandmother. Her favorite always is this: "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" by Coco Chanel.

Following the casuistics of the colors involved in her recent amazing creations, we decided put them up in line for a so called Fall of 2012 collection. Here they go!

Tell us and Alexi what do you think of her creations!
Happy Fall Everyone!

sâmbătă, 15 septembrie 2012

Sherwani or normal peel?

Does the size of the material is socially influenced only by the timing and local geo-characteristics? Why most of modern European men have forgotten the functions and aesthetics of the long sleeves, peel and pants? In modern India, Pakistan and many other countries such long wears have a particular name, being used sometimes more than on a traditional formal meet-up (weddings, baptism, funerals etc.). It's still a mark of ethnicity in some places.

Today we will have a look at some well known traditional male dresses, worn in India and neighbourhoods. Historically, men's clothing has evolved from simple Langotas and loincloths to cover the body to elaborate costumes not only used in daily wear but also on festive occasions as well as rituals and dance performances. In urban areas,western clothing is common and uniformly worn by people of all strata. India also has a great diversity in terms of weaves, fibers, colors and material of clothing. Color codes are followed in clothing based on the religion and ritual concerned.

Sherwani is a long coat-like garment worn in South Asia, very similar to an Achkan or doublet, is notably known as Pakistan's national dress and is traditionally associated with the Muslim aristocracy of the northern Indian subcontinent.
Nobleman's Sherwani

Sherwanis - 2012 Wedding Collection
The lungi, also known as a sarong, is a traditional garment worn around the waist in Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, the Horn of Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. It is particularly popular in regions where the heat and humidity create an unpleasant climate for trousers.

Wrap-around knee lenght female sarong
A kurta is a traditional item of clothing worn in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. It is a loose shirt falling either just above or somewhere below the knees of the wearer, and is worn by both men and women. They were traditionally worn with loose-fitting paijama (kurta-paijama), loose-fitting salwars, semi-tight (loose from the waist to the knees, and tight from the calves to the ankles churidars, or wrapped-around dhotis; but are now also worn with jeans. Kurtas are worn both as casual everyday wear and as formal dress.

Nishat kurtas

The dhoti, also known as pancha, panche or veshti is the traditional men's garment in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, usually around 4.5 metres long, wrapped around the waist and the legs and knotted at the waist.
Veshti wearers are predominant in the states of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, and Orissa. In the northern parts of Gujarat and southern parts of Rajasthan the Pancha is worn with a short kurta called kediya on top. In both north and south India, notably Bihar, West Bengal, and parts Sri Lanka the garment is worn with a kurta on top, the combination known simply as dhoti kurta. In Tamil Nadu, it is worn with a sattai (shirt). It is worn with chokka (shirt) or jubba (a local version of kurta) in Andhra Pradesh. The lungi is a similar piece of cloth worn in a similar manner.
White Dhoti from Kerala with Copper Weave on Border
Because this article was centered in men clothes, we will balance it with the latest traditional female fashion shows. Enjoy watching!

miercuri, 5 septembrie 2012

Sand, seaside, tan and fashion

Hello there my fashion friends! How are you? We're sorry that we've been busy lately, but now we're back and we're glad! In this post I (Gabriela) want to share two outfits that I dressed when I was at the seaside for a couple of days.
The weather was fantastic, the waves were so high, the beach was full of people, but I had an amazing time! My and my boyfriend had a lot of fun because we spent many hours in the water, we got tanned (you can see especially in the last two pictures), we walked on the beach and around the resort, we took pictures, we spent evening at restaurants and on our last night we had dinner on the beach which was very romantic. We didn't had candles and violins, but we had the sound of the waves and, spaghetti and two bottles of beer - DAB and ZIFFER. For dessert we had waffles with lemon cream. Thank you so much for reading this and hope you'll enjoy the photos. Kisses!

Outfit number 1:  Top from ZARA, Skirt from Motivi, Sandals from Laura Mode, Bag from Italy
Outfit number 2: Top - DIY, Skirt from House of Art, Bag from Italy, Bracelets - DIY