Perception is just a step!

I found an article today at one of my friends that I admire a lot, Macnetize, about one of those situations that affects poor people and most of us don’t know about. Yolanda Domínguez how is a Spanish artist that confronts passersby with disquieting urban actions that aim to generate social criticism and a reaction, has strake again.

I think that all of us have heard the horrible stories about how fashion brands have factories in poor country and are exploiting children for the good of their paychecks.

This activity is a result of a terrifying tragedy that took place in a factory in Bangladesh, where on the 24th of April the roof of various textile workshops collapsed and killed 1,127 workers.

Yolanda Domínguez, made an urban action, called “Fashion Victims” in Madrid inspired by the recent events in order to bring into the light of day the real “fashion victims”: the enslaved workers, child exploitation and the millions harmed by the poor conditions in the factories they are forced to work.

The idea was this: various bloggers appear buried under rubble in a one of the most fashionable street of Madrid, only some extremities with luxurious accessories (bags, shoes, and others) were felt outside in order to remind us of the images published from the tragedy in Bangladesh in which arms and legs stuck out from under the remains of the building.

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We can’t change overnight these conditions, not me or you or all of us!  But we can fire a warning, make people aware of the terrible ways those people work in, the exploitations the children and so on. Making people aware will raise actions, will make you wonder if your weekend shopping is worth someone’s life and will bring organizations to work together in order to change or improve things.

Yolanda Domínguez, started the fire but it’s up to us to keep it burning!

I do believe that all of this is an appeal for responsible production and consumption, both for people and the planet.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1aMxuVd

Gentlemen always have a book at their armpits!

Today I hang in the wind regarding the theme of my article mostly because of a silly, not that known movie that I sow last night on HBO, named Liberal Arts. I cannot talk of it like an impressive story that will linger in my mind for many days to come, but the idea in the back, the draft concept , was quite close to my heart – literature, books that change your life, books that you are force to read at school and without even knowing it they shape your character.

Starting from this and a very intimate discussion with my mom, I stumbled upon, for the second time, on this video. I will not analyze it, because to me the images say it all. All I can add is that I’m in fact a dreamer. Oooooh what a dreamer!

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The sketch in my brain made over the years a male character out of this word, a chic, bohemia person, all fashion addict, with the knowledge of a Harvard professor, a preacher sense of respect and a body of a CK model. I know, it’s just a dream, but I did say I’m a dreamer!

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I will not, repeat will not get into the details of the love life and all this craziness, but I can say to all of you reading this choose the one with the most qualities, not just of the heart but of the senses too.

Over times all this starts to fade away, and it’s so good to still have the tween snap fedora bought in the prime of the life in an Italian walk through an old town.  And if the bookcase is full of old great writers even better!

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Kitsch?! Kitsch!

It was a bit of a hectic period, so all the news and interesting thing just flew by me. But on this really sunny day I managed to look a bit, on those pages, site and blogs that I admire and stalk most of the times.

On one of this, may I say a college of mine now, made a special kind of analogy that brings together bright fashion element in a pasquinade that shows, at list from my point of view, what now we call fashion and good taste. :))

The pictures are awesome and the combination, well the title of the photo shoot, says it all.

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KITSCH ANTOLOGY is the ironic metaphor of a complex universe that evolves by its own elementary rules and regulations. Beauty, wealth, fortune, love and drama, the way we see them on TV, in vile association with what we like to call bad taste, bad manners or generally bad behavior.

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This one is really simple, please search for the word kitsch in the dictionary and never, never, I mean NEVER forget its meaning!

Not trying to seam tough or mean, but this is the reason some of us look in a not so good way, I think that they truly forgive the meaning of this world and all the connotations that it has.

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Girlish brick-red!

Well, crazy funky Laura can’t be present all the time, so there are many moments when I prefer the girlish part of me. You know that one that is funny, easy going but also shy and mysterious.

This is what happened on a sunny day at the beginning of the weekend, then the girlish, shy and delicate person come to life and when strolling through the town.  How did I show that today I’m from the girlish part? With just one piece, a hat, spring color and simple shape, brick-red and funny I can show the world, today I’m all about feminine, delicate and shy attitude. :)

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You can’t always be that slick, sharp, edge woman that can cut through everything, and you need to know that first for yourself and health, second for the ones around you.

If you are like me, that type that can say directly what they feel like and how they are on a specific day, the easy way to give an impression and to avoid complicated discussions is to wearing girlish, feminine outfits. You don’t have an entire costume that can state this feeling?

 Don’t worry all you need is a hat, a scarf or even a necklace with a feminine pendant on it. I can assure you that every person around will know that on this day you are delicate beautiful type of female that can wear with pride all the pink and rose in the world. :)

Me, I’m all about strong pink so to be girlish I choose this cute, feminine hat that made me feel 20 and happy!

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Becoming a kitty cat!

Since I remember I always had a clear definition on what I like & dislike. Also I kept a firm position, over the years, regarding different types of patterns and clothes when it came to women and men.
But as life shows us, this firmly statement that I kept so long, have been demolished but a simple friendly advice, sometimes just act on it without even thinking about what it means and what you used to do.
So, I decided to act on it and the simplest way, of course is related to fashion.
One lovely evening in an eyeglass store, I found something that year ago I would have laughed about and make silly jokes. But this time I decided to try them on and gust what, with my new hair cute it looked, well what can I say, I’m not the one to brag about myself, but I must tell that they looked really, unexpectedly, perfect!
I quickly bought them but the usually thoughts that they look silly, good on only some types of women, if you know what I mean, were making my head a mess.
So, it took two weeks to finally were them outside (laughing out loud at myself) but the result was really astonishing and the compliment, well I was flattered.
This is how I, Laura, the boyish girl with the firm attitude, became the kitty type of woman.  And I must say that I now am proud of my new style of glasses.
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I know you have a style and strict opinions of what is good or not when it comes to your fashion, but as I just discover and I wanna share with you, sometimes the things that seams the farthest might be the best for you. So, please, give up and enjoy a silly pare of panther type glasses, or an extra short skirt and any other thing that you wouldn’t normally were.
Me, I now look like this, the kitty cat!
 
And because somethings I hope will never change, a special song for me, to all out there still resistant to silly changes:
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Dazzling pictures set for auction!

Today an amazing thing is taking place: over 75,000 images are set to be auctioned by Profiles in History for an anonymous collector who purchased the images from Polish investors.

The images belong to one of the most renowned photographers, Milton Greene!

Milton photographed numerous celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Andy Warhol and many more. However, it was his unique friendship and numerous photographs of Marilyn Monroe for which he is mostly remembered.

Milton & Marilyn met in 1952 while on assignment for Look Magazine and they quickly became close friends.  Eventually they created their own film production company, producing the films Bus Stop & The Prince and the Showgirl. Marilyn even lived with the Greene’s at their Connecticut home. During this time Milton was able to capture many beautiful images of Marilyn showcasing her moods. They were close friends for almost 10 years, and Milton photographed countless sittings of Marilyn, one of his most memorable was the “Black Sitting”.

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Mostly Kodak Ektachrome slides, the images are being offered with copyright, something of a rarity. The sale includes more than 3,700 shots of Monroe; many never have been seen publicly.

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Fashion advice of the day!

Don’t just look at these pictures, try to learn the wisdom beneath them! The elegance of old times, the natural bodies of the stars, the refine smile and simplicity of the poses, the glamour and most of all the common sense, something so forgotten now a days.

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Source of the pictures: http://bit.ly/IfpWlm

Celebration 60’s style!

Keeping the style, I will tell you today of another event that I went to last week. This one is more on the glamour side, but is has something in common with last one, the summerish concert that I adore: Moonlight Breakfast! Hahaha, yes to times in one week, I’m that luck!

The glamorous event took part at Fratelli and it has a big celebration to Peroni 50’s Anniversario.

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The classes, the elegance, don’t even get me started on the extravagant and sophisticated looks of the guests, all of them made this celebration a pure Italian, 60’s, fashion show!

But the pick of the night was the revel of the object made by 7 designers involved in one of the most amazing design project:  Instalart/Obiect/001 inspired by Peroni!

Each one of the designers had the possibility to talk about their achievement on the stage in the middle of the one of the most chic public I have ever seen in a long time, really long time.

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What I really liked at this refined event was the atmosphere made by each and every one invited who accepted the challenge to dress like the 60’s.

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I know you don’t always have time or the energy to go and buy special cloths for just one party, but this it’s all about.

The gorgeous Vespa’s or the vintage Fiat and Alfa Romeo, would have look plain and simple if there weren’t shorts cool dresses, big hats, crazy dots and perfect make-ups. Elegant Italian walks on the red carpet and soberly tall men made every inch of the place combine perfect with exquisite bottles of Peroni.

So, if you decide to go to an event that has a special dress code, you should accept their challenge! Play with it and pick whatever makes you feel great or why not, play a role it’s your chance to have fun and act differently.

PS: I made the challenge!

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Hello!

I should be ashamed because all week long I haven’t managed to write more than just one post. I know there is no excuse and I’m not trying to find one, just saying the obvious (I’m indeed blushing if that helps in any way ;)))

Now, the good thing is that I when to a lot of very nice, cool, chic places and enjoyed the company of many amazing people.

First thing first, the very chill and summerish concert that I when to on Monday, last week. 

I have to say that I’m one of those persons for how music is not just a way to relax, is an extremely important part of my life; I do, really, live with music. 90% of the times there is a song in my ear that makes that moment of my life so much better.

The same thing with the concert from Energiea in collaboration with Radio Guerrilla, to which I went on Monday, last week. It was the one and only, Moonlight Breakfast!

The romantic part of me was dancing in the street on my way to listen to those notes, the cool part was enjoying the idea of having some many hipsters next to me, and the other part (I do have multiple personalities) was just happy to enjoy the music. And the music was indeed great, perfect more to say, with the thrilling sounds of jazz and the very romantic voice of Christie.

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Fashion advice of the day!

Summers, is the summerish period when you should enjoy all the small and simple things available during a day. Wall to work or home, listen to sounds of the street, were white! Simple shoes, big bags and your favorite sounds in your ear will make even the hottest day just an easy, chill walk in the park!

And one more thing, do go and see Moonlight Breakfast is you have the chance!

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Concorso d’eleganza!

The extremely perfect luxury was managed to come over me and this post on beautiful, out of the new Gatsby movie cars goes perfect!

On the extravagant location called Villa d’Este, takes place the annual contest that tries to bring up close the elegance of the vintage cars. The perfect lines and slick design, make your head goes round and round especially after you taste the impeccable champagne served at every corner of this sophisticate place.

This year winner is none the less, but Bugatti-ului 57SC Atlantic Coupé from 1938, owned Ralph Lauren! The classic and elegant car is estimated at around 40 million euro’s, and gives the chills to all Batman lovers.

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More details about the extravagant and quirky winners of this edition can be found here: Peroni Diario

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Admire the beauty!

Yes, I know it sound somehow stupid, but we don’t do that, most of the times. We pass by and forget in an instant how amazing that place, car, statue, sky, and sun is on that particular moment.

All of this because of our chaotic life that captures everything and keeps nothing close enough for us to remember many many times after.

Maybe these pictures might make you take a moment and enjoy!

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Bury can do magic!

Days like yesterday should not be too many in a human’s life :))) but, you know that, the Murphy’s Law will force us to have over and over again the same type of hard, crazy, looong days.

Because of these day’s I haven’t managed to tell you about a really nice event, which took part last week. I know, its kind over dew, but may I tell you that is not!

It was a very relaxed event, in a place that I adore and that always makes me fell, somehow cool and hip (hahahaha).

The main idea was pretty funny, a guy by the name of Bury how invented some crazy devices that can open bottles of Grolsch in a second, to be exact 120 bottles of bear.

Then all the bear was available for the people in the pub, so yammy yammy for us!

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We are all very girlish and classy and all, but don’t does mean we can hold a bear in our hands! And the ones that haven’t done that buy now, should at list try, first of all because the taste is really good and second because the elegance and the style don’t not make us les human, it’s actually the contrary, the more human and normal you are the more elegant, graceful you look.

So, now that its Friday, go to a very nice/simple/cute/elegant place, order yourself what kind of bear you might desire and enjoy the benefits of being a woman that can play the role of a man. :)

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Step into statement sandals!

Today I lost my self! In all the colors, the combinations, the patterns and the styles. Don’t even get me started on the heels, I simply LOVE heels, those big ones that give you all the confidence in the world.

So, it took me a while to look at every one of them and analyze every little detail. I know they are a little bit quirky and not wearable on a daily basis, but a girl can dream, right?!

These are my favorite:

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Fashion advice of the day!

Try it and buy at list one pair of studded, yayoi patent leather, crystal-embellished, animal print, neon color, satin or any other ones that you know and been dreaming about it. Wear them with a lot of confidence and elegance, because they are as beautiful as you!

Now, if the heels scare you, here are some tricks that might come in handy:

  •  What is the place to break in your new heels? The supermarket! says Camilla Morton, author of How to Walk in High Heels. Get a cart and go for a spin. As you stock up on groceries, use the cart for balance while your feet get used to the new high heel.
  •  “Whenever and wherever you can, sit, sit, sit!,” says J. Alexander, the reigning diva of fancy footwork on America’s Next Top Model. “And cross your legs so that all can see your beautiful, fashion-forward, painful footwear. Think of yourself as a model on a photo shoot and stretch from the waist.” So don’t be afraid to give your tootsies a rest every now and then—you’ll last longer with breaks and give people a better view of your incredible shoes.
  •   When you buy a new pair of shoes, you need to customize them for your feet, says Meghan Cleary, a shoe expert and the author of The Perfect Fit: What Your Shoe Says About You.  You mostly feel it on the ball of your foot, because that’s where the pressure has been distributed. She recommends padding them up with Dr. Scholl’s Ball of Foot Cushions and Rub Relief Strips.
  • Walking in heels is not an easy task, even for us models who wear them almost every day, says model Ali Stephens. Make sure when you take a step you straighten and extend your leg—it’ll help you move gracefully and elegantly. Otherwise, you can look very uncoordinated, and your walk will appear choppy.
  • There is absolutely no substitute for knowing you look amazing in a pair of stilettos. All experts agree: You have to feel good and make it work! says model Ariel Meredith.  Don’t let the fear of stumbling keep you from owning these shoes, advises Ali Stephens, while Miss J. suggests you think of yourself as a model in attitude and presence, and Camilla Morton reminds us, When you wear high heels, you look good and you feel good!

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Ipad with mango it’s so delicious!

I’ve been dreaming about it for a long time now, but unfortunately it was never on the shopping list on the month, till one day when I remember that I can ask someone for some help and in this way the dreamy thing might have a chance to become mine!

And I did it, ask for it, I’m that kind that asking for something make me feel needy and stupid an indebt, so I do hate to ask but the dreamy thing I have to say now that I was worth it.

Just 3 days letter, I brand new white Ipad, was in my hands ready to be filled with as many as possible fashion, magazines and trendy apps. Many nights did I spend updating and making account and learning new interesting things that could help or just have funnier my life.

Now after more than a week, the gadget it’s a normal part of my life, and I adore strolling through the catwalks and new fabulous collections with my perfect ice-cream, La Strada! I know, you know about it, and I know it’s everywhere but it really is delicious. The taste, the combinations of the flavors, and I’m that shallow to like or not, the packaging and this packaging it’s so cute and perfectly with what’s inside.

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Find your perfect La Strada packaging, especially the small ones and look through your Ipad apps with much more pleasure on a sunny Saturday by the pool. Or at list this is my future plan, one day, new all the other things that one has to do on week, its already done till the end of week.

Enjoy responsible the La Strada ice-cream ;)

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The magic of the heel!

In my morning search for today’s things about fashion, I found a site that absorbed me for some time. I’m indeed, a big shoe addicted and I daily fall in love with all sorts of patterns, types, heels and most of all with that fine, very delicate leather that makes your feet feel like they are part of a royal family.

Shoes of Prey, offers you the possibility to make that dreamy shoes that’s been on your mind for so long now.

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Ooo the possibilities, the models and the fine lather types that you can use, add and add again on any part of the shoes.  If you need some incentive, at the beginning you can look at some inspirations from others.

I took my time and play with all as many as possible to find what I would were today to an evening event or tomorrow morning at casual Friday.

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Love shoes! As a well-known icon said: “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world”, these tiny but beautiful things can transform your day and most of all can change your mood in just a few seconds, so pick your favorite and indulge in walks, dance and any other activity close to your heart.

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Must-have fashion apps!

Me addictet to technology (hahaha) so me all about combining tech with fashion. Yes, weird combination but very used apparently, lately.

Starting from this idea, today I will show you how I use my precious technology to know all about fashion all the time. I’m really addicted so I have my precious apps that make every day perfect for shopping and learning new tricks. ;)

The most wanted, know and amazing apps, from my point of view, are:

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Style.com

The popular website has created an app that focuses on runway coverage; users can view frequently-updated collection images and reviews. Easy scrolling makes the experience the next best thing to seeing a show live.
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Snapette

Location-based shopping forms the genius of Snapette, an app that uses GPS info to help you discover what’s out there in the stores around you. Users take photos of items and tag them, and brands themselves can also upload products. The effect of this reverse showroom is to pull consumers down from the Internet cloud in to local retail stores.

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Chicfeed

Like an RSS feed for real-world fashion, Chicfeed organizes street style blog pics from sources like The Sartorialist, FaceHunter and LookBook into one continuous stream.

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Elle Collections

This app has been praised for collating the best bits of Elle magazine for the iPad, rather than just replicating the whole printed edition. Again, it takes a long time to load, but it is image-rich and brings together rows and rows of images from the catwalks by theme and designer. It is simple to use, too.

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NET-A-PORTER

The biggest, most amazing, digital shopping and editorial site, for trendy followers. All you want and wish in just one place! One of the coolest features within the app is the TV section which includes video content from fashion shows, features on famous stylists and designers, and information on new trends. The videos look great on the iPad screen and are perfect for tablet users who are looking for inspiration and entertainment while shopping.

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These are my all-time favorite, look through and find yours, because these kinds of apps do make our life easier and much, much fun! Whether you are just looking or actually interested in buying, you can find all things extremely easy, with just on touch of a finger. ;)

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The white behind the color.

I have friend, somewhat close that is always telling me that it’s too much white in my house, because of the walls which are white, most parts of the furniture and even the accessories have a white trace. No, my dear friend, it’s not a mental hospital and I don’t feel trapped in the terrifying hands of the world.

It’s just white, lots of simple white that goes perfect with all the colors of the rainbow. White walls waiting for me to add my fingerprint through the colors that represent and complete me.

In a very small way it’s like this dreamy place, that I’ve been admiring all morning. The perfect shapes, the combinations, the sweet and innocent white that absorbers the naughty red and mean blue.

Amazing place, with cool combinations that should somehow be everyone’s list when decorating a house, their house!

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Absorb the white; I know it’s very IN now for outfits and accessories but I’m talking about the one in your house, the one on the wall, or furniture, the one on your perfect bed embroidery or the tiny, tiny baby boys/girl garment.

Use it, it’s the most to the hear color and the simples that can state your worlds to the outside and the out there.  :)

I know this sounds more melancholic and dramatic to your ears, but I have to say that it’s written with a lot of joy, because it’s just that close to hear that can be present more detached.

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Dancing in the rain.

Rainy Sundays for me are full of joy, that inexplicable joy that even if it’s really cold and you are completely wet, it’s still you know weekend, and Sunday and so many options for when the rain starts to poor down on the streets.

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Options like visiting luxury places for baptizing, driving like mad on the drizzling roads or the best it’s yet to come: eating in a cozy, nice, perfect to watch the rain place.

All this things I have done yesterday, on that rainy Sunday, and it was just what I need to end a very fun weekend!

The place, were watching the rain came perfectly is Shift. I know you know it and it wasn’t by far the first time I’ve been there, but it was the first all rainy experience. :)))

Candle light ornament and really good music, was what kept us from eating the table till the food, which was really rapid done, came to us.

About the food, what can I say except perfect and yammy and big (yesterday the hunger was enormous), more than just tasty! I do think that pictures, says it all in general, and here in particular.

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Fashion advice of the day!

This rainy Sunday was perfect to take out my dark blue stilettos, for the first time on the town. Yes, I had to jump all the puddles made by the rain, but some good exercise never did any harm!

My advice is: go out on the rainy days, no laziness even its Sunday! Take that beautiful pair of shoes; it’s going to bring you sunshine even under a big, dark umbrella ;) and most of all, visit special place, from where the rain behind the window looks perfect!

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Close people replace all fashion things!

Enjoying an amazing place its simple from the point of view of the consumer, no fuss, no mess, no worries about all the small details that can really really wrong!

Just going there, taking in all the things made especially for you and leaving after seeing to much for just one person.

Last night I did that and it was great! Working in this chaotic domain made me think of all the hard work, but the consumer point of view was happy. :))

But I will tell you something different this time, I will tell you about the best fashion outfit, accessory and haute couture clothing. Friends!

The place was extravagant, sophisticate, cool and fashionable, but all this become more because of two fun and quirky friends that transformed the walk home into a dreamy life, really check discussions.  Ooo the walk and talk, the ideas and dreams that one day might come into reality (I was and always will be a dreamer!).

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Fashion advice of the day!

As spoken above, best fashion outfit, accessory and haute couture clothing is: friends! Find your own, wear then more than usual, visit every place with then and talk. Have long, midnight talks about anything and nothing and your world, I do mean your world will become like the amazing event that I took part last evening. Which one? Ooo come on?! It’s really simple! It’s…its…Romanian Design Week!  Told you, you all really know the answer :))

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