A few facts:

1. Even though my trip to Sicily was in March, I still wanted to do a photo diary post since those are my favorites! And I kind of need the inspiration right now. I am very inspired as always but I'm into more basic, subtle stuff these last few months. Lots of changes in my life right now and I always believed that clothes reflect that. As seen above.

2. My trip to Palermo I did at the beginning of last March was for a photography gig for a friend's clothing label I've mentioned before on here just a couple of posts below. I shot her lookbook.

3. My flight had a layover in Milan which is why I have some pictures from Milan too. I actually traveled alone to Sicily, only on the way back to Romania did me and my friend traveled together. Roxi traveled to Iceland the days before our trip and she took a flight via Budapest to Palermo. I thought thas was so fun since we both live in the same town but came on different routes and could tell our adventures to one another while roaming the streets of Palermo. It just made the whole trip more cultural. She also talked about seeing the Aurora Borealis which I now believe that's something everyone should experience.

4. I did not take lots of luggage with me, in fact I had only a couple of basic pieces.
I always travel super light. The reason behind it is that in case of anything (an adventure let's say) I can adapt and enjoy the moment instead of worring about having a lot of stuff to take care of.

5. Also- as I finished my sample tees from my tee collection- I took them straight to Palermo! One is a portrait and one of a landscape from Polignano a Mare, Italy I took on a vintage film camera.

6. A beach we visited around an hour from Palermo ended up being one of my favorite places I've visited so far. I love when I find something outstanding in a small little place you woudn't have expected it. The little city with a beach that I'm talking about is called Cefalù and it's absolutely beautiful in the most simplest ways! The seaside pictures above are from there. You can also search some more images to see some other angles! See here.

7. I now think a road trip around Sicily is a must. I loved the surroundings so much I just kept on starring. Just picture the sea, mountains, hills, the palm trees and lots of different vegetation all in one place!



I took these pictures as soon as I finished the collection, days before the event I was talking about below!
The location was the same one as where I shot my first t-shirts from the collection. It just felt right to go there again- for the consistency! That shoot (link here) was a bit more casual and in this shoot- because I paired the above pieces with heels, the location- the parking lot- gives the pictures a new fresh vibe. To me they evoke some sort of stop on a deserted American gas station. Can you spot the resemblance? Or is it just me!? Some even evoke the pictures of Helmut Lang (if I ever thought I could evoke that on to my pictures!) or even Pulp Fiction (as better seen on my Insta-)

I also created a hashtag to build a like-minded community for those that enjoy traveling and love looking the part! Follow along!



Hi there! As I received a good feedback about posting on 'categories', I decided to do this again with this post. It feels more fresh and I like that!
Pictured above is my booth at OFF Opera Fashion Fair- the first even I attended as a fashion designer. I attended last year's event (that I posted about here) and since I had a blast I decided to attend this year too! This year with a twist!
This is how my booth looked like. I simply decided to try that flat lay I see all over Instagram and put my take on it. Made it personal by adding pictures I took over the years plus my favorite (nude) picture there is by Kesler Tran. 
Since I wanted some gold accents for the table and such, I framed it! For some reason this makes me so happy since I get to get the digital into everyday life- which is the reason behind me starting a t-shirt collection. I wanted to get my pictures out into the world! I love having a capture of lets say I cliff in Italy while wearing it to get ice cream or on a trip somewhere on in the club plus heels.  

My supporters! My cousin, my friends and my best friend that was taking the pictures. She came in between writing for her master thesis which is fun to think of! Well- for me not for her for sure haha! I just loved to look at her so preoccupied with her paper and being all up in her mind!

Highlights from the presentation.
So! The big moment I've prepared myself for the last couple of months!
As I was saying above- I started out with a t-shirt collection that had my images on them in order to make them more than just shot, but instead to make them more 'wearable' and even timeless. But then life happened and I had to change some things including my seamstress which was a pain in the ass so to say. But I knew from all the books and talks I'm reading to embrace it and enjoy it! And so I did! I hired not one seamstress but two and I began to learn new things from them everyday (since I'm new to sewing and I was such a disaster when I was little! I would sew over the material haha) 
Then due to some circumstances that occurred in this all process I had to change cotton for other materials and so I began working with silk and satin and I further developed my designs. I fell in love with some perfect powder pink shades and this olive green pictured above that I had to make something I loved with them! Tadaam! My collection above and some highlights from the presentation. Such a beautiful experience! The event, the backstage area, the people, the music! See you there next year if you're in town!
Next I'm posting pictures with the collection!

A week or so after the event I went to Cluj, most precisely to Untold Music Festival. 
I knew beforehand when I bought the ticket that I would most definitely enjoy some time away right after my presentation. 
I wanted to try new things and a getaway to another city sounded just perfect. 
The olive green shorts pictured above are from my collection! I have an obsession with this shade of green for 2 years now- I used to look at all things olive green but bought none haha. Then the time came when I decided to actually make something that I really like and therefore to finally own a piece or two!

Gym twice a week for the last few months with my trainer Georgiana- now friend! Love when that happens! Lately more than ever! Since I began photographing people more seriously. It will be 2 years in December? I guess so, yes!

Groceries. I like the sound of this word. And I also like that it reminds me of Ea, Pray, Love, of course! Here's what I wore to the supermarket with freshly washed hair. 
Been home alone for some weeks and I mainly dealt with frequent 'trips' to the supermarket, reading, cooking and mostly just shooting. 

Some more shots of this vintage inspired dress that resemblances the dresses my mother wore when she was young. I like that! I can't wait to shoot this one against some cliff somewhere near the sea since that was where my inspiration came from.


What I've been up to lately

Had a photo shoot the other day by the lake. Photo credit: ©BiLoo

Italy trip over one weekend.

Back at home- experiencing different seasons.

Highlights from Sicily.
I still haven't posted a photo diary from Sicily.

Bucharest, the capital city, for another weekend with the fam.

Out in the city. In the last two pictures I'm wearing all handmade pieces. T-shirt from my collection, a Roxi's Fine Cut jacket and a skirt made by my best friend, Laura.

Next up is a road trip to Praga.

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