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...
Mix

Mix

We are all a mix of personalities. Just like a bag of “mix and match” sweets. We are born with a blank page that is being shaped by our family, childhood, environment, then we grow into a certain persona, we abandon or grow into that persona, we change it, we hate it, we don’t want to accept it, we like it, we embrace it. Bottom line, we go through a lot of feelings about ourselves. If one thinks we think a lot about the people we like, trust me, we think 100 times more about ourselves. And I don’t mean that in a vain way. Sometimes, maybe, but most of the times, we think about how our life is going, if there is something we can change to it, if we love it. Sometimes we even go all the way to think we could change it completely, just like that – new life, new me. But then we realise the “old me” is coming with us. I have met so many people that deny who they are, that don’t believe in themselves, that think of themselves worse than you would of a person you really despise. And I met people that are so comfortable with themselves, that live the life they want to live, that embrace that they cannot change some things, but they have all the power in the world on how they respond to whatever comes at them. And that makes the most impact on our lives, doesn’t it? The way we react to things. Life tends to thicken us, to make us hide our softness, to...

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Hi darlings, How’s your week going? Getting excited for the weekend? I say today we take things slowly, one thing at a time, step by step, and try to enjoy the journey. Every time I see that quote “People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness” it just haunts me, because if we get carried away, we might actually get to spend our lives like that, waiting for better times, and I refuse that. Ever since I have come to England I have pretty much been on my own in my spare time and so it gave me a lot of time to think and of course overthink so many things. And I will be honest with you, all this thinking did not always have a good outcome. Yes, I usually am positive and confident, but, as all human beings I do break down sometimes. Because I am tired, because things don’t work, because, because… There will always be something. Or sometimes, my case really, it’s just little things that won’t work or that get me worried and so, make me put my life decisions into perspective. And that’s when all the questions start rolling in my head: did I take the right decision? should I have done that? or that? And I start getting my head around all these until I put myself down. And it’s not ok… I am all for encouraging yourself and giving yourself the courage and the determination to go for it and make bold decisions, but then, when does that empowerment ¬†turn into self-criticism? My friends always...
Haute Couture – Destray Favourites

Haute Couture – Destray Favourites

You know I’m an endless dreamer and a hopeless romantic, and fashion wise, what brings you closest to romance and dreams are the long dresses that would make anyone that tries them feel like a princess. And who doesn’t want to feel like a princess? I know for sure I do, because what made me fall for fashion were these beautiful, long dresses and they still make me fall for them every single Haute Couture week. I see them, I admire them, and I pick my favourites for when I truly become a princess which I would want to wear. There are collections that I admire season after season, like the timeless dresses from Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad. They are the ones that always have the princess dresses and are some beautiful shows to be watched. Others, like Dolce & Gabbana always amaze me with their combination of class & extravaganza that never fails. Some choose to combine styles, some to stay loyal to the classic long, gowns. And some, like Viktor & Rolf did this year, just take it to the next level and show innovation finds ints place in the Haute Couture culture. Viktor & Rolf amazed through a collection of wearable art and I loved it! As much as I love the classic, long dresses, something new like this just gives me that spark of inspiration that we all need sometimes! With that being said, below are my favourites, gowns that I cannot stop staring at or creations that inspire me, or designs that let me speechless out of the collections that I liked the...
Summer Wishlist – Destray Edition

Summer Wishlist – Destray Edition

Let’s stop lying to ourselves. Fashionista or not, at least since the 1st of June hit the calendars we have started thinking about what we are going to do this summer. And somehow, it is all related to our fashion choices, think about it: where am I going? To the beach? I need a swimming suit. Am I working this summer? I need summer office outfits. Going to a festival? You got the point. So, as last Monday we decided what is mandatory for the summer, this Monday we indulge ourselves with a bit of dreaming towards what do we want in our wardrobe this summer…Naturally, while thinking about this, I made a never ending wish list, which I tried (really tried) to narrow it down to 5 things I really want this summer, so here we go: 1. Long vest I have wanted one for a while now – basically you can wear it with everything from shorts, jeans to dresses and skirts, it would get you out of every don’t-know-what-to-wear-it-with kind of day, and you’ll look great too! 2. Shirt dress As you know, I love shirts, and they are one of my to-go things, when it comes up to daily outfits, so I had to turn this into something more summerish, and I found the perfect choice – a shirt that I can wear as a dress! 3. Comfortable sandals with a thick heel So in the summer I want to be comfortable, but I also want to wear heels, and not only on special occasions, but on a daily basis, for a walk, etc. Which...