December 7, 2010

THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS



This is what I've been working on last few weeks: we had to make a little black dress at design class. From yesterday you can check our work at vitrines of Maximarket in Ljubljana (until 10th January). The dress with the ruffles is my work. The photos of the dress will come as soon as the exhibition is over and my friend will also make a video of it. So stay tuned:)
(I'm a bit mad of those who put the dresses on because there is a drape in front of my dress that shouldn't be there. Arrgh.)



I'm so in love with my new vintage Burberry coat, I've been looking for a coat with herringbone pattern for a long time and last week I found this one in a second hand shop for a really funny price. And I also found some beautiful sequined things which will be perfect for holidays. I'm looking forward to share pictures with you!

November 30, 2010

SNOW

photo via tumblr

It's midnight and it's snowing outside.
I've just returned from a walk.

I had enough.
                            all that work for university
                            all that people
                            all that stuff in my head


I actually don't remember when was the last time I enjoyed the snow so much.
5, maybe 10 years ago?

I set myself free. 
I acted like a fool small kid.

I ate snow and I remembered how my mom always was always telling me not to and when she wasn't watching my mouth quickly became fullfied with that precious white thing.

I almost forgot how it feels when you are running on the fresh, untouched snow. pure joy.

It was so easy when I was little.
I will certainly repeat that walk,

                                            dressed-down,
                                                                       when nobody's watching,
                                                                                                                laughing at myself,
                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                  rediscovering the child in me 

  
 
 

November 24, 2010

LA SERENISSIMA

I've been to Venice few weeks ago with my faculty, we went to see The Venice Biennale. It was just one-day trip and I wish I could stay longer there. 
Venice is beautiful.  And calm. And it seems a bit surreal

It's very different than other cities in Italy or in the world. I don't think there exist a city with so much serenity but still alive. There is just one and only Venezia, with all that secret streets and bridges, with marvellous masks which makes me to have a masquarade party every night, with all delicious food, with all gondolas (once I'm going to hire one and have yummy pastries for breakfast while enjoying the view, like Holly at Breakfast at Tiffany's) and all the small shops with art materials that you can find nowhere. Ah, la dolce vita Venezia...
 



















November 14, 2010

TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA

It was written in my guide: "Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of Alhambra." They did not exagerate.

I hate queues but this time it was worth waking up at 5am and wait for two and a half hours to buy a ticket to heaven.

If heaven exist, I'm sure it seems a bit like Alhambra. This is the most beautiful place I've ever been to. You just can't imagine that something so marvellous take place in the real world. It's a small paradise which makes you wish to stay there forever. Alhambra gives you the feeling that you are dreaming.  


It was hard to quit Alhambra and whole Andalucía. I wanted to stay longer, I wanted to feel that paradise for senses again and again, I wanted to be surrounded by that imense beauty forever. 
 ................................................................................................................................................................

Now it's cold and gray and rainy outside and I often get depressed.
Then I pick my photo album of summer 2010 and I search for the part of Andalucía.
It makes me smile. 

Andalucía, mi querida, volveré!









 

November 9, 2010

THE RULES OF ATTRACTION



A sneek peak of what I'm doing at the moment for my homework. We had to choose a theme and then draw some illustrations which later improve with the computer. My sketches will be inspired by the book THE RULES OF ATTRACTION by Bret Easton Ellis. It's about bohemian college students, mostly about three of them who find themselves in a love triangle. Dark, but funny novel.
I love illustrating, even more than designing. You can put more of "you" in the sketch and it's much more liberating. I wish we had more drawing&painting classes at my faculty.

It's complicated with my mind for quite some time now. When I start to think what am I going to do in 2 years, when I  finish this school, I feel confused like I've never been before. It's so hard to take the right decision when you love two different things and you don't know which one you love more. but maybe the time to choose hasn't come yet. because i'm not ready. 
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LET IT GO AND JUST WAIT. YOU'LL KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME. 

October 31, 2010

COLD OCTOBER




I cannot remember the last time October was so cold! What's going to happen in January? Minus 40°C or what? I don't think I could handle one more winter like that, next year I'll be on Erasmus somewhere on south (France, Italy, Spain, I don't know yet where), CAN'T WAIT!

October 25, 2010

CÓRDOBA, LEJANA Y SOLA

Canción del jinete

Córdoba.
Lejana y sola.
Jaca negra, luna grande,
y aceitunas en mi alforja.
Aunque sepa los caminos,
yo nunca llegaré a Córdoba.
Por el llano, por el viento,
jaca negra, luna roja.
La muerte me está mirando
desde las torres de Córdoba.
¡Ay que camino tan largo!
¡Ay mi jaca valerosa!
¡Ay que la muerte me espera,
antes de llegar a Córdoba!
Córdoba.
Lejana y sola.

(Federico García Lorca)


Top 5 Córdoba

- Tapas at midnight, overdressed and blinded by the beauty of Andalucía

- Churros con chocolate  for breakfast at Plaza de la Corredera at 9am when the restaurant opened and everyone is still sleeping

- Mezquíta, the architectual miracle of two different religions (A catholic church built inside a muslim mosque)

-   Alcazár de los Reyes Cristianos, wonderful gardens where we an italian couple got married when we were there

- Calm and misterious calles, with beautiful decorated façades and even more marvellous patios 










October 21, 2010

OLD NEW FIND



What do you think about revival of long skirts? Lately I've been thinking about this trend, especially when I found this skirt in my mom's closet (it's from 90's). For the past few years I could swear I would never wear long skirt again, because I found it very unfashionable, conservative and just-for-old-ladies. But when I saw some great bloggers wearing it, I got inspired: long skirt can be very sexy and feminine if it's combined properly. So if you're going to wear it, don't forget high heels!

October 18, 2010

ANDALUSIAN TRIP PART ONE: SEVILLA

Finally I have time to post pictures of my 5-day trip to Spain, Andalucía where I went with my friend Barbara. We've been to 4 cities: Málaga, Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada. I can barely describe with words how awesome Andalucía is. 

It's the most beautiful place I've ever seen.
It's the most magic place I've ever been to.
 
That vibe, that music, that food, that heat mixed with a lot of passion is a winning combination. I got a special feeling there in those cities, the feeling I am searching for all my life, a feeling of BEING ALIVE. 

First we made a quick stop in Málaga, and we went to the beach to chill out a bit. While driving with a bus to Sevilla, I saw a magnificent sunset, which resembled to african sunsets somehow. There was enormous glowing ball on the horizon and beautiful orange-gold-blue sky around it. Wonderful.

We were supposed to arrive in a hostel in Sevilla at 10pm; well thanks to my brilliant sense of direction (and a very lame hostel's directions) we arrived there at 12pm. Yippee!
We visited the giant Cathedral of Sevilla (I saw some really breath-taking golden sacral sculptures) and Reales Alcazáres, where I stood open-mouthed. It was like a fairytale, all that patios and gardens and fountains... Imagine how sultans and princesses lived there, they had big parties with oriental dancers and they can left the party when they get bored and go play hide and seek, of course with a different reason than children. I would kill for a garden like that.

Looking for something to eat, we discovered a great tapas restaurant Doña Lina Tapas where the food is just yummy. Tapas are a great deal, they cost around 2.50€ so you can order more of them; we tried calamares fritos, tortilla española and paella mixta. Everything was so delicious, and the restaurant has andalusian atmosphere and is designed typically with Arabic patterned tiles.
Later we walk a bit around, eating helado and getting compliments guapas, guapas! You will ever hear someone in Slovenia giving a compliment to a stranger (unless he's drunk). But guess what? It actually feels good! I'm in love with Spanish temperament and how laid-back they are. Especially I love their biorhythm; they sleep longer and they get to bed really late (I'm not a morning person). When we went to breakfast the next day in Córdoba at 9am it was like in Slovenia at 7am! They just started opening bars and there were nearly no one in the street. But this is the story for the next post.
Enjoy the pictures! :)