Everything is difficult until it becomes easy-we experienced it every day as babies, as children and then... then we started to doubt ourselves. Expectations rose and we lost carelessness. I believe it was Shakespeare who said "Expectations are the root of all evil" and he was so right! Up till now I thought it applies mainly to relationships but now I see expectations can seriously mess up with the whole life perception. They make us take the truly beautiful and valuable people and things for granted and cry and long for imprecise "more" and "better". They make us doubt ourselves in everything we do. How about instead of doubting ourselves we will support and encourage?
Friday, September 19, 2014
I'm continuously amazed with possibilities of internet and technology. If not my boyfriend, who smuggles some hi-tech news into my old school world and translates them into understandable language, I'd stop my technological education long time ago and till today I wouldn't touch a smartphone. Yep... that would be enough about technology for today ;)
I'm slowly discovering shopping on-line. Still a bit reluctant to it, I'm finding more and more pages to bookmark and to follow. I'm surfing trough cyberspace like I'd be cruising down the streets to discover boutiques hiding unique pieces. Internet has it all- your favorite brands, your favorite brands only cheaper, young designers from all over the world, massive amounts of vintage and hand-made, just name it, google it and it's yours!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Dog days are over, no doubt about it! Time to dig out from the bottom of the closet sweaters and coats, jackets and scarves. Thank you Nature & Weather for giving me a little time before freezing, because as every year, the cold came too fast and found me without a proper clothing. Being so euphoric about beauty of summer dresses, I completely forgot that I threw away my only coat that was so shabby and worn out.
To complicate my life even more, this year I decided to sew the coat myself- oh yes, I'm an expert at this! (complicating my life, not sewing) And now I feel the cold autumn's breath on my neck, while I'm on a quest to find the proper fabric and time + energy to actually sew the whole thing. Keep your fingers crossed! ;)
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I live quite some time on this planet and I have the privilege of looking 2, 5, 10, 17 and more years back (omg, I'm so old!). I witnessed government change, borders disappearing, fashion trends fading and having great come-backs, cities changing, etc. (again: I'm so old!). In what way all that is influencing me?
Changes are inevitable, especially from the personal growth point of view, but they can happen slowly (evolution) or they can happen suddenly (revolution). History, biology, fashion - every area of life is affected by these two categories of changes. On some things I can work my entire life (or those things are working on me), trying step by step to build better life, but some things come like a thunder. It can be one book, picture, one thought that gets stuck in your brain forever, radiating on everything you do.
I love the changes of personal style in fashion-recreating yourself every time you feel like it, every time the fashion impulse strikes. Completely new haircut is an evolution, while working on your unique way of dressing comes with your inner evolution.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I like my dresses to have a history behind them, so I will be reminded about it when I wear them. One dress is a gift from a friend, the other one overpriced souvenir from delightful trip, another one was bought to bring luck in new job. I have also countless "pearls" from second-hands : unknown companies or designers, original shapes, etc. and few (so far) that are like a badge received for a sewing struggle.
I forgot how it is to shop because you actually need something! For me it's more of treasure hunt or love at first sight kind of thing <3