LFW: Take Me Back

LFW: Take Me Back

Hello babes, As I am touring Romania (check my insta for details!) I am sitting in my hotel room looking at graduation dresses and looking for inspiration in all the new collections that we’ve seen throughout fashion month. I’ve spammed my insta stories with them, so you have surely seen them! (sorry not sorry). So I thought as a throwback, I’ll share with you my London Fashion Week memories. I attended LFW for one day honouring an invitation to Paul Costelloe’s show, which was impressive beyond words. The dresses were beautiful and I wanted to buy every single one of them! For the show I wore an outfit inspired from Marta Jacubowski & Stella McCartney’s collections, presented earlier during Fashion Week. I went for something stylish, but also quite comfortable, an outfit ready to take me through Central Line at rush hour! And it worked, my heels were comfortable enough to take me through the day, even though the usual outfit ‘malfunction’ happened in the sens that my boots did not stay ‘over the knee’ throughout the day without my help here and there. But all in all, I enjoyed wearing my outfit, and that is the most important thing for me always, to wear a stylish outfit that gives me the confidence to enjoy my day without thinking too much about it. With that in mind, I’m off browsing some more outfits for my graduation – please let me know if you have any suggestions! Love, D. I was wearing: Skirt – H&M Shirt – Vintage Poncho – Vero Moda Necklace – Avon Boots – New Look Bag...
Summer Stories

Summer Stories

    Hello darlings, I have truly missed this, missed writing, missed you! I cannot believe my last post was in June, whaaaat? Time truly flies. And I know I ended that post with the willingness to keep writing and get back to regular posting, and for a while I really thought I would! But I ended up reaching a different conclusion and took this 3 months break, and I thought it’s time I’ll get back to it and start by telling you why… In June I have just finished my bachelor degree and as much as it has been an amazing experience, got out of it with a First Class degree, many friends and invaluable memories,  I also felt the need for time away. It’s been a very intense year where I struggled at times to stay composed and fully committed to everything I got involved in. Knowing that, I planned my summer accordingly and it was all about travelling, spending quality time with friends and family and figuring out my next steps. I even debated changes for this baby, Destray, but as good things take time, I figured I could keep posting in the meantime, because – let me tell you – while I was travelling I shot so much content and I am way too excited to share everything with you. But I am taking it one step at a time – one of the lessons I have learnt this summer and part of the new adult version of Diana, whom I’ve noticed is changing by the day so I am just trying to get to...
Cannes Film Festival memories

Cannes Film Festival memories

Hello darlings, It’s been a while and so, so many things have happened! That many that it will take me more than one post to tell you everything without you getting bored or lost in all my tales! So I’ll start with the most impactful and recent one – my work at Cannes Film Festival. Even if the festival ended only two weeks ago, I already struggle to remember everything in detail because of how dynamic everything was. The festival took place between the 17th and the 28th May this year and it was my first year attending it. I flew over with a team of PR professionals in my first graduate adult adventure as a PR & Marketing person. I wrote articles, liaised with press, was part of the organising team of a Celebrity Suite, met lots and lots of people and tasted the craziness of what goes behind a huge event like this. Everyone sees the festival as a glamorous experience and now looking at my pictures, I realise why, but truth is, as an insider, as someone that works behind the scenes, I can tell you it is not all pink and bubbly, but rather rushed, last minute, spontaneous and exhausting. Not that glamorous, huh? But at the end of the day, the reason why it’s so exhausting is that there is so much to do during the day and so many events to attend during the night, that there is little to no time left for sleeping or eating! Truth is, they were some 2 weeks hard to keep up with, but I have learnt...
Bergen Brand UK launch

Bergen Brand UK launch

Hello there, So while getting better and catching up on things, I realised that I never told you about this great event I attended a few weeks ago. So here’s a little update… Bergen Brand is a well known brand originated in Norway. Bergen is a beautiful city that inspired Renate Stormark, the brand’s designer, to create timeless pieces that echo her values – quality and taste. It had its launch in the UK a few weeks ago at Wolf & Badger and the guests were mesmerized by the pieces and agreed that it’s a great added element to the London style. The event was a success and as I handled the Public Relations for it, I can say it was an amazing experience and I have met some inspiring people from the fashion industry! Have a look at how the event went and a few testimonials from the night here: As you can see, it was all joy and laughter, and guests were delighted with the designer and to see her great pieces. I believe London can only inspire her to further develop the brand and create new ‘must have’ pieces. Can’t wait to see what Renate has in store, but until then, here are some pictures from the event. Excited to show you what else I’ve been working on, so stick around! Hugs, D.   I was wearing: Dress – New Look Blazer – Vintage Shoes – Primark Pictures by Modele Production/Getty...
Reflection

Reflection

Hello beautiful, Long time, no talking… It seems like it’s been like that for a while now. Truth is, I had to have a break. From life really. As much as all my family and friends told me to take care of myself, it didn’t really hit me until my health slowed me down and even stopped me for a bit. So it got me reflecting. I am a hustler and I know I always talk about that and going that extra mile, but it seems like I left something out of this mix – myself. I left myself behind and focused on work, uni, projects, anything else but myself. And I thought it’d be fineeee, until it put me to bed, literally. For a few days I didn’t have the energy to do anything, I barely worked, crawled to lectures and antibiotics were, well, still are, a big part of my day. So I figured I don’t really have my priorities in order. I still believe in hard work, but I think in between achieving so many great things, what I didn’t achieve was balance. I didn’t balance work and time off and I most certainly didn’t include a healthy eating schedule or sleep in my balance. So my body is fighting back. And yes, I get it. And as much as I don’t consider myself a stubborn person, I guess I am, at least a bit, if it took me a health-check panic to get to these conclusions. And you know what? I still believe that everything happens for a reason, because if I got better in...
She’s A Hustler

She’s A Hustler

Happy International Women’s Day! I didn’t want for this day to pass without a little celebration here, on Destray, as well. I know I’ve been caught up in all my other projects and haven’t blogged for a bit, but hey, I am here today and I am very excited to celebrate every single woman for her amazing contribution to this world. I am lucky enough to have a tremendous amount of women that inspire me in my life, some whom I see daily, some whom are always in my heart, some whom I cross paths with and some whom I simply look up to from far away. I wanted to publish this post along with this photoshoot because I truly believe in Queen B’s lyrics (still love her, yes!) that “Diva is a female version of a hustler”. Or at least this is how I now perceive it. I used to be put down by the fact that people called me a diva, or bossy, or a workaholic, all these words seemed to be used to give me such a bad name, to make me feel bad for what I do, for who I am. But I have learned to listen to myself before I’ve listened to others, and now I just embrace who I am. Yes, I work a lot, yes, I aspire to be fully independent and yes, I am a hustler. And this is why I chose this shoot in particular. I didn’t want to post a pretty dress, heels and flowers, only because that’s how a post that celebrates women “should” look like. I wanted...
Frozen

Frozen

    Hello darling, It’s almost the end of January. What? 2016 flew by so I was hoping 2017 will slow down but by the looks of it, no chance. Well, all we can do is roll with it. Or froze time. Can we? I have frozen my life for a bit. Thursday evening I finished work, ran to the trainstation and bam, gone. Exams, assignments, work, all the stress that came with it, that mental breakdown that was chasing me, left everything behind and went to my best relief – my best friends. We’ve had another lovely reunion, they heard me rant (sorry) and we laughed as much as we usually do when we meet up (hint – a lot). This time we spiced it up and went to a concert, Rae Sremmurd, babyyyy, it was lit. Literally. Loved it! So I had my well deserved and so much awaited break. Now I’m back in Worcester and ready for a week full of work, but also, a lot of creative ideas. I figured until I’m back to classes I might as well feed my ideas and do some creative stuff as well. So stay tuned. And these pictures were the perfect ones to represent this article – when we took these pictures in the middle of Cluj, back when I was on holiday, everything was frozen around us, it’s like the time has stopped, the view was just magical. And this red coat just stood out perfectly! Yes, you’ve guessed right, it’s my mum’s. Sometimes I feel trhat she’s the one that should be writing the blog, since...
Study Outfit

Study Outfit

Hello beautiful, Yep, still in the library and yep, still revising. Buuut, this is my last day this semester, so I am just taking a little break to talk to you and then I’m back at revising for my exam! Just like I did when I took these pictures. I was still at home, hence the snow, and I was writing an assignment, and during the break I thought I’d snap a few outfit pictures. This outfit probably sums up all my outfits this week, it is like the perfect outfit to study, really. Comfy, still lively, you don’t put a lot of effort into it, but it is stylish. There you go, feel free to rush to get into the library – you’ll still have a nice look! Also, I had a crush on this sweater ever since it came out, and I saw it being sold out online, in UK stores and then I finally found it in Romania, which made it hard to let go. I attempted to live in it, despite of my strong belief of not wearing the same thing twice days in a row. It was hard. Very hard. So, there you go, my studying outfit, minimal make up, the usual smile and the confidence that we’ll be fine through it all (this had a tendency of fading throughout last week, but I managed to get it back!). Now, I will go back to studying, cross my fingers for tomorrow’s exam – last one from my undergraduate degree – bittersweet! Good luck with everything, fellow students, we got this! I will be back...
Cozy Winter

Cozy Winter

Hello, hello, I am currently sitting in the library, going through my assignments and revising, so I thought this would be a good time for me to share some stuff with you and post some new pictures! Yes, I am trying to find excuses for my procrastination, but I am writing new content here soooo…still productive hehe! I told you I worked a lot for my blog when I was at home, so this month I will share with you all the outfits that I shot and all the beautiful locations I was in! Partly because I am homesick and being home feels like ages away and partly because I really wanted to bring a bit of snowy winter wonderland to the blog to help us through these January blues we are all experiencing right now! So when I was in Romania all I did was cozy up in big sweaters. It was really cold, so warm sweaters were my go to all day, every day! And you know me, I can’t resist the temptation of going through my mum’s closet when I’m at home, so my options became limitless! I found this sweater and this coat and I was surprised to find out that they weren’t bought together or from the place or even in the same year! Stunning, huh? I thought they look amazing together so I chose them for a little roadtrip. These pictures were taken at “Moara de Vânt”, a beautiful place not far away from Cluj, my hometown, where for a small fee you can spend some time with animals, feed them (they provide...
On To 2017

On To 2017

Happy New Year! I am back to work and hustle, so I thought I’d find a minute to catch up with you here and write my first post from 2017. A new year – sounds like a big deal. Is it? Well I don’t neccessarily see it as a “New year, new me” thing, but I like seeing it as a new beginning, a chance for me to write new goals down and actually it’s a time of the year when I feel very motivated. December is usually a month when I am not that motivated as it’s a month when I review my year – the good, the bad, and usually I tend to be very self critical. The good part is, all this month, which can turn into a down time at that moment, becomes the foundation of me being bery motivated to better myself in the next year. 2016 has changed me a lot – I have been through good things, bad things, I lived amazing experiences, I have got closer to some people, I have seen people distance themselves from me. A rollercoaster of emotions. I cried, a lot. Still, a lot less than in previous years. I started to see my fine lines coming up on my face from how much I laugh. And I couldn’t be less bothered. It means I am happy. It means everything I do makes me happy, it means my friends fill my life with great memories, it means my family is proud, it means I am ultimately proud of myself. So now I turn the page, take the...