I saw this trend on Facebook and blogs where people in the creative industry make tops and lists of their achievements at the end of the year. I was
lazy busy enough to skip that in December but then I thought any time is a good time to brag in public count your blessings rather than no time.
Before I get this started I want to explain myself a bit, because in 2012 this blog has taken multiple directions and for a long time it was actually hard to focus on only one or two of them. Which isn’t half bad, when it gives you the chance to discover hidden places of your personality and deep ends of your possibilities.
Ruffles for Breakfast began in 2010 as my style diary. I would post outfits friends photographed me in in the city and post them here. I have to tell you it was boring as hell. So I changed turns and put a bit of life into this spiritless website by adding sketches and short notes from the novel(s) I was working at to the pictures, now themed.
This got me much more readers than fashion pictures ever did, and I was happy to see what a deal breaker writing is. I met many people through the blog. I got encouraged to write even when I had a shitty 1 year time of writer’s block.
In the beggining of 2012 I styled the first editorial for a local brand, ZAZA Boutique. Collaborations with LaChatterie, BIPOLAR, Alina Ene and Coolta, Macramoi and other brands followed.
I basically tried to use the blog as a platform for aiding uprising young brands in fashion to get promoted.
This short campaign for SUBSET t-shirts is one of my dearest projects in 2012, because it speaks truly and authentically about the nature of things we love. It was also my first attempt to make a short movie. I still need to really learn Premiere pro.
Alexandra Diaconu and I did a couple of shoots for the pretty clothes at IDELIER. And there’s more where that came from, just wait for the surprise to land.
I was asked to write a column for the ALL HOLLOW blog. Seasoned with pictures of me. It had my name on it, which was fancy, but not motivating enough because as 2012 was reaching a start I realized I want to stop with the modelling and use any experience I gained in becoming a fashion stylist. And I did, and it’s the most challenging and practical experience I’ve had since I started to properly work in publishing and online. Ruffles for Breakfast will keep all the prose fragments but the fashion posts will be replaced in 2013 by editorial work.
I ended the year at the DALLES GO Styling classes with Ovidiu Buta and a bunch of wonderful people I am really glad to have met. My colleagues are now chilling via Berlin Fashion Week while I am home writing this from the comfort of my bed. I raise my glass!
Since the 4th of January I’ve been getting busy with things of all sorts and got in that strange mood where a tiny time off leaves you feeling weird because you have FINALLY nothing to do. I think that’s happening when you’re a workaholic, no? I hope not.
As for me, myself and the other people who live in my brain, 2012 was an awfully changing year. 90% of my friends left the country to greener pastures. I miss them a lot, flights are expensive and that’s all I have to say about that. Places and people changed around and even if this was a HARDER year compared to 2011 (I hear this a lot and I actually think it was the shittiest year in the history of mankind from oh so many points of view), I was grateful to rediscover flowers where dust laid on. I saw some of the best concerts in my life and traveled, and wrote new pieces of a novel, and met miraculous people, and loved.
For 2013, I have made up a list of resolutions in my head starting with last year, but for now I’d rather keep it in the privacy of my mind and add up various things on it as time goes by.
I can say however that I hope to eat a lot of avocados with butter and pepper, apple tart, fish, ice cream and pasta, because food is AMAZING and I am a gourmand and the simple thought of feasting on a plate of anchovies with champagne makes my mouth watery.
I also hope to learn how to ride a horse, because in a dream world, people would take horses to the club at night instead of cabs (like Bianca Jagger) and stroll on them to work (I REALLY ENVY THE POLICE PATROLS IN BUCHAREST); ride a bike and play tennis because it’s the only sport I would do without being bored.
I wish to read more books and see more films and get the chance to leave the country or the city more often so I can gather inspiration to turn into more captivating visual stories for you to see (and for potential magazines, you hear that, ALL HOLLOW, ELLE, HARPER’s BAZAAR, COCKAIGNE to hire me).
I wish you all a lightweight year and a lot of beauty of sorts to hang on to.
PHOTO ALEXANDRA VACAROIU @ IDELIER
We all have a ghost, or more, tucked under the pillows of our chest. A dark romance which dissipated and took the shape of dust and choked us with remorse. A runaway bride in the shadows of the night. The flaming face of jealousy. The rotten nerve of scandal. L’innocence perdue. They awaken at Christmas, in a whirlwind of sensations and emotions, like a hurricane that reverberates through the heart and the mind in one base root note and vibration: “If we do not have peace then we have forgotten we belong to each other“.
THE AWESOME TEAM!
PHOTOGRAPHER: DRAGOS OMETITA
MAKE UP ARTIST: OANA TUTUIANU
HAIR STYLIST: MADALINA STEFU
SET ASSISTANTS: VLAD GIOGU, MIHAI COSTACHE
CONCEPT, STYLING & LAYOUT: IOANA CASAPU
AND NOW SOME GHOSTS OF LOVERS PASTA (yes, that was not a typo)
Am locuit într-o cameră de hotel cu ferestre etanșe, mochetă crem și nici urmă de suflet, personalitate sau miros. Am absorbit fumul din toată încăperea în haina mea de blană și am tăcut.
Am locuit în subsolul unei galerii de artă și mi-am propus să nu mai ies niciodată neînsoțită după orele 23.00.
Am locuit cuminte într-o cabină de probă străină și am înțeles ce simplă trebuie să fie frumusețea unei piei în contrast cu o altă piele.
Am locuit într-o cadă și mi-a fost frig, deși era cald; m-am zgribulit la gândul că locuințele noastre temporare sunt atât de atemporale.
Am locuit sub un pervaz cenușiu de unde vedeam doar pantofii trecătorilor și niciunul nu era îndeajuns de isteț încât să și-i asorteze cu șosetele.
Am locuit într-o cămașă și acum aș putea alege să locuiesc într-un tricou, dar mai înțelept ar fi să locuiesc în spatele ochilor și sub buzunarul lui de la piept.
“People listen to Lana del Rey and think its really cool but they barely have a clue about what she actually sings. You would think National Anthem is about money and success and power but in fact its only about getting a guy to love her so much she’d fill his entire world. That’s why I believe it pretty much resumes my story with you. I’ll be entirely happy when you’ll make me your national anthem”, i-am scris, abuzând de limba asta despre care Lykke Li spune că e extrem de poetică, dar care mie mi se pare că volatilizează şi comercializează sentimentele.
Mi-a răspuns că mereu am ştiut să scriu astfel. Astfel cum? Astfel, cu toată viaţa înainte şi fără teamă, fără amendamente, fără el sau cu el. I love you, sleep well sunt uneori cele mai (g)rele cuvinte din lume.
Sâmbătă, pe 31 iulie, facem JAFF la Fabrica! Stingem căldura mare cu limonadă şi bere, ne împrospătăm garderoba pentru luna august, servim o îngheţată sau un cheesecake la terasă, vedem un film, răsfoim DOR #3 şi dansăm pe indie!
După succesul neaşteptat de care s-a bucurat la prima ediţie, reuşind să adune 300 de vizitatori la Grădina OAR din Bucureşti, Hypestreet.ro pregăteşte un nou eveniment JAFF, programat pentru data de 31 iulie. Pornind de la conceptul iniţial, cea de-a doua ediţie JAFF va implementa o serie de elemente noi, lărgindu-şi paleta de artişti promovaţi şi configurându-se într-un format de eveniment urban inedit.
- Food Corner: degustă bunătăţile preparate la minut în Bucătăria lui Dorin – cupcakes, cheesecake, plăcinte şi îngheţată
- Concurs MIO BIO: participă la concurs şi răsfaţă-te cu produse cosmetice organice.
- Ia-ţi exemplarul din Decât o Revistă #3 de la stand, ultimul număr din Nylon sau vinilul cu The Killers de la Off The Record.
- Fă-ţi pofta de scurtmetraje cu 2 ore de SPUNE PE SCURT short film area
- Schimbă-ţi garderoba de sezon actual şi viitor alegând haine şi accesorii de la LaChatterie, Gabi Urda, Adelina Băluţ, Bianca Popp, Aiurea’s, Dulapul Bunicii, Antante, 3127 bags, DaCapo şi Ama Handmade.
- Încearcă o pereche de ochelari super hype de la Retro Eyes sau un accesoriu de body piercing de la Pierce-Yourself.
- Şi daca te-ai saturat de privit haine, mâncat prajituri sau vizionat scurtmetraje, Fabrica te ajută să-ţi faci un tatuaj cu jaff, sa treci pe sub masă la un biliard sau sa faci un campionat pe playstation!
- Live music:
Biletul de intrare costă 15 lei şi include o băutură la alegere.
JAFF – just another fashion fair …NOT! este un fashion & crafts fair focusat pe promovarea tinerilor designeri şi artişti underground din România, organizat de http://www.hypestreet.ro. La JAFF găseşti îmbrăcăminte şi obiecte de artizanat, unicat sau în serie limitată, ale tinerilor designeri locali, delicii culinare, carte, reviste şi muzică live.
Parteneri media: Club Fabrica, spunepescurt.ro, PeTocuri.ro, Vickipedia.ro, Hipmag.ro, veiozaarte.ro, alomoda.ro, jazzisme.ro, chestionabil.ro, yazee.ro, sofresh.ro, gingergroup.ro, decatorevista, Off The Record.