Enchanting

Enchanting

Hello, hello! Yes, I decided to blog even while on holiday – I know I said I probably won’t, but here I am! I think by now my friends have realised that you cannot keep me away from what I invest my time in, nope, not even on holiday. And trust me, they’ve tried. And I felt bad for it for a while, I promise all I want to do when I’m with them is give them my time, but at the same time I am very invested in all the things I do, so I will do them all with passion or not at all. So I will be checking spreadsheets, updating pages and creating strategies, especially write blog posts because that’s when I am most creative – when I’m on holiday and spend my time well! So yes, my friends, you inspire me to create more, to do more, to be a better me, and if that means no breaks during holidays, I’m sorry, but that’s how it will be. You know you love me hehe! As I started my holiday in Bucharest with my bestie, we attended Rihanna, Steve Aoki and Sia’s concerts. We had fun, we danced, we sang and (what we probably enjoyed most after all) we slept a loooot. Finally, I started getting some rest. So in between sleeping sessions and concerts we visited this beautiful place called Palatul Mogoșoaia (The Mogoșoaia Palace) and its surroundings. It was enchanting. It felt like a fairytale. Very, very beautiful. I was so charmed and stolen away by the surroundings that (now I realise) I didn’t...
Time Off

Time Off

Hello there, I have evaded the adult life a bit and finally went on a holiday!! I have been waiting for this to happen the whole summer! I travelled to my home town about 2 weeks ago for the Untold festival, I’m sure you saw the updates on Instagram, but I didn’t get a chance to write anything about it as I flew back the very next day and went back to work. At the end of the week I flew again, to Bucharest this time, to see Rihanna, Steve Aoki and Sia. As you can tell, very hectic, I have no idea what happened on the days between Untold and this festival as I have been working and at the same time tried to put my new house together. And yes, that is me, always on the run and always busy but this time with almost no sleep for quite a long time, it was quite hard to stay alive! However, now that I got to sleep a bit, I can say I have no regrets! Untold was absolutely amazing – well organised, great concerts and a lot of nice stuff to do around the festival! Clara, one of the photographers you have seen on the blog joined me and Deea in Cluj so we spent the days sightseeing and showing her around Cluj. It was great to share our life here with her and also, I loved it because I have missed my hometown dearly. So no sleep, but day time trips were totally worth it! Then having my last week at work was emotional – I...
Confident

Confident

Hello there, lovelies! We’re celebrating this week – whoooo! It’s been 2 years since I’ve started talking to you through the blog – I cannot believe it! I began posting on this blog because of my passion for fashion and styling, and I genuinely thought that my posts will always be focused around the outfits. But I quickly realised that I enjoy the actual writing just as much, I enjoy putting my thoughts together and write them down, express my opinions, shape my beliefs and even open up about feelings that I go through in my (offline) life. These past couple of years have been a ride, I am a very passionate person so I embrace life with all that I am. As my life went up and down, I was overflown with emotions and I went through a lot of changes myself. I feel like I grew as a person, that I defined my values, that I became more confident and more focused on myself. And when I say confident – I for any means, don’t mean it in an arrogant way! This has always been a weird topic for me – it was always like be confident, but not too confident, and I was always very confused, how do I do that? Besides, people’s reactions to my character are always diverse, they either appreciate and admire my confidence or they are intimidated by me, or even more, they believe I am bossy and a know-it-all. It’s hard to make all these people with such different views see me for who I am. And I think the most...
Disconnected

Disconnected

Hello my darlings, I’ve been craving writing here for quite a while now. I know I disappeared from the blog and social media almost completely in the past few weeks, and trust me, it wasn’t great. I’ve discovered that living with the head in the clouds and being always super trustful is not amazing, as you might find yourself with your phone being stolen. And then you realise how much of your life actually consists of you holding that little device in your hand… So while realising that, I came to the conclusion that a 3 weeks phone detox was not that bad, I just wish I planned for it instead of having to pay for its cause. Anywaysss, things happen for a reason and you learn best from your own mistakes so I came to terms with all that happened and I went back to spreading positive vibes only! Another effect of me being phoneless was that I had more free time! If you ask my friends they will roll their eyes and say that I barely ever have free time as I live on a schedule and always have things planned. Which might be true, buuuut in my defense, I do try and make them part of my schedule as much as I can! So while I did not have a phone, I spent more time with my friends, more time taking long walks, having deep conversations and laughing out loud. I read more, I planned more (old habits die hard) and I got to enjoy the offline life a bit more. Don’t get me wrong, I...
Delilah Make-up Masterclass @ Stripes

Delilah Make-up Masterclass @ Stripes

Hi darlings, As much as my blog is focused on fashion and not make-up, with all this girlyness inside me you can imagine that I do like a bit of make up talk. Actually, maybe more than a bit. I admire all the effort that goes into a face contoured better than a painting, and I truly believe it’s a lot of hard work. However, I also think that there’s a time and place for a contoured face. Photoshoots – perfect, a big event or a night out – sure, but I’m not an adept on wearing it on a daily basis. Mostly because I really like natural looks, I believe that with the right products you can get a lovely texture and look really nice with less make-up than you’d think! Also, I am not a morning person, so even if I’d like contouring as a daily make up – ain’t nobody got time for that!  And lastly, I don’t like looking the same all the time, which is why I prefer a natural look during day time and if I miraculously wake up earlier and have the time, I will create a sharp eye liner, if not, I’m definitely a fan of a bold lipstick to get you through the day!  And yes, I speak so confidently about it because my beliefs have been confirmed by a make up expert, which makes me hold on to them even stronger! Rupert Kingston, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Delilah, a luxury British cosmetics brand, came to Worcester to show us how to do the perfect summer make-up!  The event...
Vogue Festival Day 2

Vogue Festival Day 2

Hello babes, The second and final outfit from the Vogue Festival is finally up now! I know, it took a while, but I really loved wandering back through my mind to that weekend, now that it’s been a month since I came back! Similar to my outfit for the first day (you can see it here) I went for jeans and a vintage top. I dropped the heels and wore a more casual look by walking in these Oxord style shoes. This shirt is a very, very old one that my mum almost had to convince me to keep a few years ago, and I’m so glad I did! It belonged to her, and I always liked something about it, but I never really knew where to wear it or what with, so I ended up never wearing it! I thought this would be a good combination so I took it with me to London and I’m glad I did. As I travelled only for the weekend, I had a very light luggage hence why I tried to keep my outfits simple. However, this is the Vogue Festival we’re talking about, so of course I wanted to wear stylish looks and pretty clothes, so I think I managed to do both things – travel light and dress accordingly. This top got a lot of appreciation on the day as everyone was asking me where is it from, and was not expecting my answer! If you have followed me for a while now, you must have noticed that I really love the mixture of brands and vintage pieces, I feel like...
Freedom

Freedom

Hello darlings, How has your week been? Good or bad, Saturday is here to cheer you up, and no let’s not already think about tomorrow afternoon and the Monday anxiety. It’s only Saturday. So good vibes only, as it’s the weekend. Today I am sharing with you these pictures that don’t make me think of anything less than the weekend or okay, maybe a holiday. And no, it’s not only because of the sun (that was melting my face – UK weather take a note, where is that sun now?) it’s because they made me think of why I love fashion and why I am so into it and eventually what made me start my little blog. It’s because of that feeling of freedom. Whenever I stay clueless in front of my wardrobe it’s because I don’t know what to wear  think of how I can dress however I want to dress and I can be whoever I want to be for that day because I have this freedom of choice, the freedom of owning my style and of looking and feeling as different or as similar to the crowd as I want to. And that’s amazing. That’s also what made me start my blog in the first place, the fact that I wanted to share with you my evolving style and how I like to use my creativity to create new outfits, new styles and new combinations that might only fit me or that you can get inspired from and create a whole different outfit that will fit you. Because we’re all different, but we’re all guilty of...
Destray Picks: Summer Bottoms

Destray Picks: Summer Bottoms

Aaaand it’s Monday again! This week I am continuing my summer picks with the best bottoms to be worn this summer. You know, one and probably one of the main reasons why I am so into fashion is because I don’t really like routine – so I don’t like looking the same, or if inspired enough not even similar 2 days in a row. And I always thought the bottom part of your outfit plays a key role in that. Because you can wear the same pair of jeans and different tops and chances are you’re looking quite the same everyday. But if you wear jeans, then a skirt, then a jumpsuit and so on, your outfits would really look different. So today I am giving you 10 ideas to spice up your outfits and make them look really summerish. Hope you get inspired, enjoy! Long skirt In my eyes, long skirts have always said it out loud and clear – beach walk. There is such a nice feeling to walk by the sea and have the wind blow your skirt and feel the sea breeze. Okay, day dreaming about a holiday now, I shall stop. 2. Short skirt But of course, then you need an urban outfit too – shopping session or drinks with your ladies? This. 3. Cullotes Okay, with these I went from hate to love. It took me a while, my mum actually tried to make me like them a whileeee ago, but I wouldn’t have any of it. And now, yes mum, you were right, I love them, can I have them back please?...
Vogue Festival Day 1

Vogue Festival Day 1

After quite some days, here it is – my outfit from the first day of the Vogue Festival. It’s been a while but I still have the same strong feelings about it – I loved it! Being surrounded by fashion minded people and inspiring outfits was amazing! The first day was all about workshops so it was a great chance for me to reinforce my fan girling for Alexa Chung, and to adore even more the French style! More over, it was a day of inspiration career wise, as I was admiring all these people for how focused and hard working they are and I was filled with motivation to be the same and stick to my goals, and who knows, maybe I will work in fashion one day too? As for my outfit, you have to know that I travelled light, very light, so I had a few key pieces that I could work around with. And for both days I chose to mix a vintage piece (courtesy of my stylish mum, of course) with a high street brand. And I loved the results! For my first day I went with this blazer that is very close to my heart (hence why you’ve seen it before hehe) because I really like the colour and the way it’s tailored, paired it with black jeans and added simple heels to it. Of course, I wanted to make it a bit special so I included a little accessory – a black bow. I was really happy with my choice and I really liked the way it all went together with the...
Destray Picks: Summer Tops

Destray Picks: Summer Tops

Hello babes, That’s it, it’s summer! June is here, sun is shining, our minds are flying far away to beautiful beaches, and last but not least, our wardrobes demand to look more summerish. I’ve started created my summer 2016 wardrobe a while ago, but you know, when the weather is gloomy and windy, you don’t really feel like buying crop tops, and instead you run to the coziest of sweaters! So now that it’s finally warmer, I can indeed finalize my summer looks! Throughout June I will share with you my favourite summer pieces for this year so that by the end of the month you’ll feel fully inspired to show off your summer looks! This Monday I’m showing you my favourite tops! Some I own, some are on my wishlist, but regardless, they’re all musts for my summer! I must say, and my friends know, I’m not the best when it comes to buying tops – apart from that 99.9% of the time ending up buying a dress (oops) I have this feeling that when I buy a top I want it to be special and unique. And then I go home and I wonder why I don’t have any basics. Well, think about it, Diana. Sooo yeah, I’m working on it! Which is why I decided to make the best of both worlds and find simple tops that actually have a little detail, or they’re tailored in a special way or just choose them in a cute colour so that maybe, just maybe, I end up actually having tops in my wardrobe too, and not just dresses....