Monday, June 29, 2009

Unique Style

If there's one thing that I admire ...its personal style. In terms of fashion and trends never completely follow them. Instead tailor the trend to fit your taste. A designer's vision is just that....his vision. The designer is there to inspire you...not there to create your style. If you are undecided about your style, its ok to draw inspiration, just don't be a walking imitation of someone else's vision.

Start with your favorite colors, what colors make you smile. Go on to patterns/ fabrics, do you like flowers, animal print, solid colors or a mixture of textures. The style of garment, in what do you feel more comfortable. Last but not least is the statement accessory. If you love handbags or watches, or have an infinite love for shoes then make sure that they are the stars of your wardrobe. Sick to what you love, after all it is your style.
Personal style is what makes you memorable, its you....people tend to remember memorable styles, who knows maybe you might inspire someone . Think of your favorite celebrities, they have their style down to the last stitch.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Laura Olteanu & Mihai Albu

This collection was presented at Bucharest Fashion Week. Out of all of the collections that I have seen, this is the one that I adore. I am in love with the garments, they are absolutely stunning

These are just a few, ones that caught my attention. I must say that after seeing this collection I will be keeping an eye on these designers.

The colors that were used in this collection were jewel toned, a trend that I have seen in many collections. It is something new, because we are used to seeing bright colors for summer collections. I am impressed :D


Simple, yet elegant and with a certain charm. A vintage feel with a very modern edge.

Comfort Chic

Shoes and Purses (Veronesse 2009)

In this collection, the garments are not the focus.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Makeup Bag Secrets

Makeup is one of those things that you can never have too much of. There is always a new shade a new product that you just have to have. Soon you have a full bag ...drawer :D of makeup....or if you have been collecting makeup for quite a while, you are probably looking for new creative storage methods. Before you start hanging shelves take a good look at your makeup.

Old makeup should not be kept or be put anywhere on your face. They damage the skin and are unsafe. They may not come with expiration labels but you should be aware that makeup, unlike diamonds, does not last forever.

Anti-Wrinkle Creams
They last between 3 months to a year.....the reason is that the antioxidants in these creams tend to oxidize easily.

Body Lotion
2-3 years

Shampoo, Conditioner & Shower Gel
3 yrs

Mascaras & Eye Pencils
3 months.....they are closest to your eyes...keeping them any longer will result in an eye infection. That is why mascara is not an item on which you should splurge.

Gloss & Lipstick
2-3 years

2 years.....but pay attention to the consistency of the product.

2 years.....but it depends has to be kept out of sunlight, keep it in the original packaging. It may look amazing on your dresser but to preserve the scent, its best to keep it in a cool and shaded place.


Over the past year, shoes have been grabbing enormous attention and with good reasons. Designers are becoming more an more creative.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Little LUSH

The Lush store smells amazing, however some might find the scent a bit too strong, that is because the scent is present even ten feet away from the door. I have been reading quite a bit about their products and I have heard some great reviews.

The store is amazing, you literally don't know where to look because everything grabs your attention. It smells incredible in there so you have to be very close to the product to be able to sense its scent. There were so many to choose from, there were ones that smelled like honey, or like peppermint or lemon which in the shower will quickly awake I picked up Sultana and a bath bomb that I absolutely adore, it smells so fresh I can't put it down. Sultana is more of a soap that has little pieces of fruit that I am guessing will eventually fall of the soap, I wonder if they are meant to be the exfoliating part of the soap. The bath bomb is meant to be enjoyed during .....a bath, it is supposed to turn your water pink (downside it may leave some residue on your bathtub) but the scent is supposed to make up for that :D.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Memory of a Scent

It's well known that scent is the strongest tie to memory, out of all our senses the sense of smell has incredible powers. That is also mainly how we pick our favorite fragrances. A particular fragrance can remind you of that one summer morning, the fresh summer breeze, the endless flowers in a garden or the delicious taste of a fruit. You pick your fragrance according to your favorite memory. I guess that is why I don't believe in a signature scent. It's great that you have a perfume that you will always adore, keep it in stock. However, don't limit yourself, because you might miss out on some great fragrances. You should have one for each of your moods, when you are feeling feminine (flowers) or want to feel fresh (citrus).

A scent is very personal, very unique to you. The reason is that a fragrance reacts with your body's chemistry to create your scent. That is why you want to always test the fragrance on your skin, to see how the scent will develop. If you smell it on a tester or ask someone about that fragrance you might end up not liking the fragrance. The first reason is, the tester has no additional chemistry therefore you will smell the fragrance in pure form. The second reason, just because it smells great on someone else it doesn't mean on you it will smell the same. That is why taking your time and testing the fragrances properly is the best way of making sure you will pick one that you will love.

Miroslava Duma

If I were to describe her style I would say it was more towards a modern romantic. Very feminine, but with an edge, it suits her very well.

She has an impressive taste in clothing, Ive nothiced that she mixes various pieces, textures and colors to create her unique look.

Laura Mercier Lips

The packaging is great, the plastic has a real glass-like appearance, very light and its great because it lets you clearly see the amount of product in the container. This color is called Violet, I would describe it as a beautiful raspberry that has a bit of a metallic shine, silver reflects. As soon as you open it, you can sense the scent of vanilla cake, which fades quickly once you have applied the product to your lips. I normally would not pick such a dark color, but it can be as sheer or as intense as you like, it all depends on application. It feels very light on the lips, your lips won't stick together, but your hair will stick to your lips, but that is the case with more glosses. The thicker the consistency the higher the staying power. Overall I think it's a great gloss.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Soft and Feminine

Pictures are from a very popular magazine (Look) the photographs are by
Gabriel Hennessey

Dolce & Gabbana 2009

The chic just got well....chic-er.. :D, adore the textures and the mix of fabrics, as well as the variety in this collection. These are pictures from their website and I picked these because these are the ones that stood out to me.

Dolce & Gabbana have some stunning garments and there is no doubt about that, but for some reason these stood out.
I am a big fan of these designers, they are as always.....inspirational.

Just another designer day

These garments were designed by Irina Schrotter, Kinga Varga, Patrizia Pepe, Terranova, Marks&Spencer, and Manoush, La Clara.

Black tights, another staple, that I am starting to appreciate the versatility of. They can be so chic with the proper garments.

This is one of my favorite photoshoots to date, they are so luxurious.


When it comes to fashion, I am always looking for inspiration, it may be a new color pallet or a new accessory. I normally tend to stick to neutral colors, but will always love colors.

I love how cute and fresh these are.