Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stills From Gossip Girl Season 4!

I've got some very exciting novelty for all you GG addicts out there, the latest stills from the season 4 shoot.

Not loving Serena's outfits though, they don't do anything for her figure. But then again I guess it's no surprise that her clothes are as washed out as her character... something really needs to happen with Serena on GG to make her interesting!


Blair is as lovely as ever. 




And Chuck well....he's back!

Picture source: http://perezhilton.com

Win $1000 by creating fall wardrobe looks! - Updated editor- new items


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Just uploaded some new items. I was so happy to see that people actually got involved and had fun creating :). So good luck everyone, and remember the more sets you create the higher the chances that you win $1000! So create, create, create away!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Nina Garcia's Look Book: What To Wear For Every Occasion

Believe me--there's pressure when you're deciding what to wear to a meeting with an iconic fashion designer or a member of the press. It can be terrifying. But instead of panicking, I stop, take a deep breath, and remember that I speak "fashion." And by the time you have read this book, you'll be able to speak the language of fashion too, at all the key moments of your life. --from Nina Garcia's Look Book


 If  You have watched Lifetime's "Project Runway" over and over again like me, then you must have heard Heidi introduce Nina Garcia, one of the judges, as fashion director for Marie Claire at least a gazillion times. 

Nina Garcia is coming out with a book this month that will definitely interest all fashionistas. It's called: "Look Book: What To Wear For Every Occasion". 

 Now, this is not her first book, she has been a published author for quite some time now. Her previous books, all published since 2007 and all illustrated by Ruben Toledo, include:

 The One Hundred – A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own

  
The Little Black Book of Style 





Her latest how-to guide, the Look Book, offers looks for every occasion ranging from what to wear to a job interview to what to wear on a first date.

Here are a few edifying examples:


What to wear when asking for a raise?

  "You have to look unstoppable and, even more important, you have to feel unstoppable."



What to wear on a blind date
 "Bask in the thrill of the unknown ... and revel in the anticipation that you may be meeting the man of your dreams. However, always keep one fabulous heel firmly planted on the ground." 

What to wear when meeting your significant other's parents
   "Show that you respect them and truly care for their child by looking your most ladylike and appealing best. As always, the most ladylike and appealing version of you, not who you imagine they want you to be."


 What to wear for brunch with the girls
  "This is the time for a billowy maxi dress in a gorgeous floral print, with a pretty pair of ballet flats and a chic scarf. You're ready to go in an instant and you'll have plenty of room for post-brunch expansion."


What to wear to a wedding
  "Make your wedding ensemble chic but playful  ... Use the invitation as a guide, find out how dressy your friends plan to be, and you're ready to strategize." 


What to wear when you travel
  "Every stylish traveller needs a go-to outfit for each major mode of transportation." For the plane, you want the perfect combination of cosy and classy. Think dark colours and soft, natural, knit fabrics that move with you.For the train you can dress similarly to the plane, but with the roomier seats feel free to dress it up a bit. For the car be spill proof, wrinkle proof and comfortable. Again, think dark colours and knits. 

I have to say I liked Nina's style on Project Runway so I was happy when I found the above illustrations and quotes and managed to get some insight into it, as it is not so easy for us Eastern Europeans to come by certain information as fast as in other parts of the world.
But I was even happier when I found this excerpt from the book on http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/excerpt-nina-garcias-book-wear-occasion . It's quite long so I will post it only partially, but you can go to the link above to read the entire thing. I have to say however that the excerpt makes me want to own the book, so I think I will look into possibilities of having it shipped to Romania :).


"Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. -epictetus  ... And then I thought about my girlfriends. I thought of the hundreds, if not thousands, of calls I field from them (and they from me) a couple of hours before we meet for an event, each and every call boiling down to the same question, repeated over and over: "What Should I Wear?!" Everyone has made that call, had that conversation, and wailed this question to some poor soul who will probably have to ask it herself imminently. Everything from what to wear to a rock concert, a first date, a funeral, or a Yankees game, a trade convention, and even to brunch with each other! "

"A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain. -F. Scott Fitzgerald ...This book will lead you through the fashion lingo for some of life's basic occasions to ensure that your ensemble is always a flawless representation of you. You'll learn how to be appropriate without being prudish, creative without being too zany, and confident without being overbearing.

How does Nina's book seem to you? Would you buy it? Do you like her personal style? Dying to hear from you. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Fall 2010 Collection

You may want to sit down for this announcement: I never watched The Hills! and from what I hear about it, I don't care to either. But one Hills alumni seems to be making a name for herself, so that caught my attention.

Lauren Conrad launched a collection for Kohl's and here is what she had to say about it: "I incorporated a lot of feminine details like lace, ruffles and pretty floral prints." Gotta love some feminine details!


The collection is not bad but unfortunately not very original either.
The ones below are my favourite outfits

for more check out her personal website.

So what is your take on Lauren's line? Yey or ney?

Imaged via:http://laurenconrad.com/connect/journal/lauren-conrad-fall-collection.html

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Win $1000 by creating fall wardrobe looks!

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Polyvore has launched the new Mini Editor and to celebrate it they are giving away $1000 to a blogger and $1000 to one of their readers!

I just installed this virtual styling tool to my blog so that we can start creating outfits together.  Have fun with using the widget above to create looks of your choice and get a chance at winning a nice sum for your fall wardrobe. The more outfits the more chances at winning.

Instructions: (in case you need them)

  • click the "create" button in the upper left corner of the widget to start creating
  • use the items I selected from the row below the widget to create your look
  •  drop them in the window that says: "drag items here"
  • use the "forwards" and "backwards" buttons to arrange the items to your liking
  • add a background of your choice to complete the look
  • click on "publish" and you are done
  • click on the "gallery" button to view the look you have created
  • and don't forget: the more sets the more chances at winning!

To get things started I will post the first outfit myself :).

For more info on the contest click here

I love tutu skirts!

I'm on a polyvore craze again, so I just wanted to share some lovely pics with you. Don't they just make you want to live life to the fullest?

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In case you want to make your own tutu, you an check out my tutorial form a while back! And if you want to know more about the history of the tutu, you can check out the info here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Romania, The Land of Choice? - Part 2

Just got home after a very long drive, but I was so eager to share the rest of my photos with you that I sat right down to the computer and started typing away.

After our lovely week of vacation ended we decided to make the road home extra special and drive through the Făgăraş Mountains. On our way we stopped in Curtea de Argeş, the city that lies in the valley of the lower Carpathians, to visit the beautiful monastery built there.

  And off we were....


The road known as Transfăgărăşan (which means through the Făgăraş Mountains) is nothing less then spectacular.
It runs across the tallest sections of the Carpathian Mountains, connecting the Cities of Sibiu and Pitesti, as well as the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia.



Up in the mountains the first spectacular lake we got to see was the Vidraru lake, an artificial lake created in 1965 by the construction of the Vidraru dam on the Arges river.


 We decided to go on a boat ride. Have you ever been on a boat in the middle of mountains before? Well it was a first for us to!


Yes, that is right: 830 meters of water below us! Amazing huh?
 My son actually enjoyed the ride very much :)!

Next stop: Bâlea Lake.
  This glacier is situated at 2,034 m altitude. Near this lake the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe was built in 2006.


 The last city we visited befoe driving home: Sibiu.
 The city was designated  the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007. Interesting fact: Forbes ranked it Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live!
Hope you like the pictures, anxiously awaiting your comments and ideas on travel, Romania and your summer holiday.