To dare or not to wear!

Azi vreau sa vorbim despre curaj! Pentru ca ai nevoie de curaj sa-ti analizezi viata si ai nevoie de curaj sa admiti ca ai nevoie de o schimbare. Apoi ai nevoie de si mai mult curaj sa aplici acea schimbare!

Curajul il cauti inca din primii ani de viata, cand vrei sa faci primii pasi. Incepi timid sa te ridici si te sprijini de orice iti iese in cale, de parca ai simti ca odata ce iti dai drumul…gata, trebuie sa infrunti viata!

Aceasta frica de a infrunta viata se pastreaza si azi, fara sa realizezi ca lipsa curajului te duce la lipsa fericirii! Cel mai greu lucru este sa constientizezi ca nu esti fericita! O stii in adancul sufletului, dar preferi sa ramai in relatia nepotrivita si la jobul nepotrivit din frica de schimbare, din frica de mai rau!

Curaj, Cenusareaso! Tu poti orice si inca nu stii asta! Incepe prin a-ti analiza viata si a te analiza pe tine. Fa o lista cu realizarile de pana acum, apoi completeaz-o cu realizarile din viitor, cu ce iti doresti sa faci, cum iti doresti sa devii. Apoi gandeste-te la lucrurile care te impiedica sa obtii ceea ce iti doresti. Schimbarea de acolo trebuie sa inceapa.

Invata sa privesti partea pozitiva a lucrurilor, chiar daca nu orice schimbare e benefica, incearca sa pui pe primul plan lucrurile bune care pot rezulta din acea schimbare.

De curaj ai nevoie si in relatia cu tine!  Continui sa te consideri Ratusca cea Urata, dar nu reusesti sa faci o schimbare! In loc sa cauti solutii,preferi sa gasesti pretexte. Iar pretextele vin la pachet cu frustrari si cu tristete. Uneori am impresia ca ti-e frica de fericire…

Iti spuneam in postarile trecute ca primul pas spre fericire este sa te iubesti pe tine si sa iti accepti defectele. Daca nu poti face asta, atunci macar ai curajul de a schimba ceva.  O tunsoare noua, o dieta minune,  o reimprospatare a garderobei sunt lucruri mici care iti pot aduce satisfactii mari!

Jeans: Bershka; Blouse:no name; Heels: Aldo; Bag: Mango; Hat: Terranova

Si daca tot vorbim de reimprospatarea garderobei, sa stii Cenusareaso ca si in moda ai nevoie de curaj! E ca in viata! Trebuie sa ai curajul de a-ti asuma deciziile pe care le…porti! Moda se schimba si anual apar fel de fel de trend-uri. Pe de o parte sunt acele lucruri care simti ca nu te reprezinta  si pe care nu trebuie sa le porti doar pentru ca sunt la moda. Pe de alta parte exista acele articole suficient de “nebunesti” cu care te identifici, dar pe care nu prea ai curaj sa le porti din frica de ridicol.

Invata sa lupti cu prejudecatile, Cenusareaso! Invata sa te imbraci pentru tine si nu pentru ceilalti! Invata sa traiesti pentru tine si nu pentru ceilalti! Viata va fi mai simpla si mai frumoasa!

Curaj, Cenusareaso! Incearca lucruri noi, pentru ca daca nu incerci, nu vei stii niciodata ce se putea intampla…

Cu drag,

Anca

 

(EN) Today I want to talk about courage! Because you need the courage to analyze your life and you need courage to admit that you need a change. Then you need even more courage to apply that change!

You are looking for courage since the first years of life, when you want to make the first steps. You timidly start to get up and grab everything around as if you know that once you let go, that’s it…you need to face life!

This fear of facing life is preserved today, without realizing that your lack of courage leads to lack of happiness! The hardest thing is to realize that you’re not happy! You know it deep down but you prefer to stay in the inappropriate relationship and unsuitable job for fear of change, fear of worse!

Courage, Cinderella! You can do anything but you don’t know it yet! Start by analyzing yourself andyour life. Make a list of accomplishments to date, and then fill it with the achievements of the future, what you want to do, how you want to become. Then think of all things that prevent you from getting what you want. That is where change must begin!

Learn to look at the positive side of things, even if not every change can be beneficial, try to put in the forefront the good things that can result from that change.

You also need courage in the relationship with yourself! You continue to look at yourself as the Ugly Duckling, but you fail to make a change! Instead of looking for solutions, you prefer to find excuses. And the excuses come bundled with frustration and sadness. Sometimes I think you’re afraid of being happy…

I said in previous posts that the first step to happiness is to love yourself and accept your flaws. If you cannot do that, then at least have the courage to change something. A new haircut, a miracle diet, a wardrobe refresh are little things that can bring big rewards!

And speaking of wardrobe refresh, you know Cinderella, you need a lot of courage in fashion too! It’s like in life! You need to have courage to assume what you … wear! Fashion is constantly changing and new trends appear each year. On one side there are those things that you feel are not for you and you should not wear them just because they are fashionable. On the other hand there are those items sufficiently “outrageous” that you identify with, but which you do not have the courage to wear them for fear of ridicule.

Learn to fight prejudice, Cinderella! Learn to dress for yourself and not for others! Learn to live for yourself and not for others! Life will be simpler and more beautiful!

Courage, Cinderella! Try new things, because if you don’t try you will never know what might have happened…

Love,

Anca

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On the Runway at Glamour Fashion Street Show

Saptamana trecuta am participat la concursul de Street Style organizat de Revista Glamour, unde am castigat locul 3. Am ales o tinuta simpla, dar eleganta, cu gand de vacanta si aer de Riviera Franceza.

Desi initial m-am inscris mai mult din dorinta de socializare si de a petrece frumos alaturi de prieteni, se pare ca tinuta mea a fost apreciata de membrii juriului, lucru care m-a onorat, in special deoarece din juriu au facut parte, printre altii, Dana Rogoz si celebrele Fabulous Muses, Alina Tanasa si Diana Enciu, ale caror aventuri in lumea virtuala le urmaresc cu mare interes.

Am reusit sa ma fotografiez atat cu Dana cat si cu Muzele Fabuloase, cu Dana chiar am discutat putin si am ramas frumos impresionata de simplitatea, naturaletea si energia pozitiva pe care o emana.

Dana este o femeie puternica de la care toate avem de invatat. Desi a trecut recent printr-un moment tragic in familie, a stiut sa-si mascheze tristetea, sa isi ridice capul si sa iasa in lume, sa fie stralucitoare si sa aduca putina bucurie unor ilustre necunoscute care vroiau sa straluceasca si ele pentru o zi.

Shoes & Jumpsuit: Zara; Hat: H&M; Bag: New Look; Necklace: Six

Evenimentul a fost unul foarte reusit. Cu rasfat de hair & makep-up, cu prezentari de moda si cu multe cadouri.

Tin sa le multumesc organizatorilor, juriului si sponsorilor pentru premii: celor de la Toshiba pentru hardul extern de care chiar aveam nevoie si celor de la Marionnaud pentru parfumul Lancome care se afla deja pe lista mea de achizitii pentru vara asta si pentru cosmeticele profesionale de la Make-Up Studio, o marca de care nu auzisem dar care m-a convins prin calitate.

Le multumesc si prietenelor mele care imi sunt mereu alaturi, pentru zambete si sustinere, dar mai ales ii multumesc sotului meu pentru sprijinul neconditionat pe care mi-l ofera intotdeauna si pentru fotografiile minunate.

Si imi multumesc mie, pentru initiativa si curaj. Pentru ca mi-am depasit limitele, pentru ca am incercat si pentru ca mi-am oferit o seara de fericire.

Cenusareaso, oricand esti trista, cand nu mai faci fata problemelor, cand simti ca viata trece pe langa tine,  fa-ti un cadou. Dar nu orice fel de cadou, ci un cadou inedit, ceva ce nu ai mai facut, ceva ce te va scoate din zona de comfort, ceva ce iti doresti in secret, dar crezi ca nu ai putea face.  Fa-ti curaj si s-ar putea sa ai parte de experienta vietii tale!

Cu drag,

Anca

 

(EN) Last week I participated in the Street Style Contest organized by Glamour Magazine, where I won 3rd place. I chose a simple but elegant outfit, inspired by the vacation breeze and French Riviera.

Although initially I joined more from the desire to entertain and socialize with friends, it seems that my outfit was appreciated by the jury, which honored me, especially because the jury was made up of, among others, Dana Rogoz and famous Fabulous Muses, Alina Tanasa and Diana Enciu, whose adventures in the virtual world I’m following with great interest.

I managed to take pictures both with Dana and the Fabulous Muses. I even talked a little with Dana and I was pretty impressed by the simplicity, naturalness and positive energy she exudes.

Dana is a strong woman that we all have to learn from. Although it has recently gone through a tragic event in the family, she knew how to conceal her sadness, he raises his head high, and she went out in the world all glammed up and brought some joy to some illustrious strangers who wanted to shine as well for one day.

The event was very successful. We were offered pampering hair & makep-up, fashion shows and lots of gifts.

I would like to thank the organizers, judges and sponsors for the prizes: the external hard drive from Toshiba that I needed and those in Marionnaud for the Lancome fragrance that was already on my list for this summer and for the professional cosmetics from Make-Up Studio, a brand that I had not heard but that convinced me with their product quality.

I would also like to thank my friends that are always there, for the smiles and support, and my husband for supporting me unconditionally and for all the great photos.

And I would like to thank myself for the initiative and the courage. Because I have exceeded my limits, and I offered myself an evening of happiness.

Cinderella, whenever you’re sad, when you feel that life is passing you, do yourself a gift. But not just any gift, but a unique one, something you’ve never done, something that will get you out of your comfort zone, something you always wanted in secret, but you didn’t think you could do. Be brave and you might have the experience of a lifetime!

Love,

Anca

Style & Smile

Stilul…il ai sau nu. Vestea buna este ca daca nu-l ai, ti-l poti construi, in timp, cu atentie si rabdare!

Toate femeile alea pe care le admiri pentru tinutele fabuloase  sunt femei nascute cu simt estetic si atat.  Restul e studiu…al revistelor de moda, al noilor colectiilor, totul imbinat cu regulile nescrise ale modei.

Simtul estetic este cel care le ajuta pe aceste femei sa-si asorteze pantofii fucsia la rochia corai. Din revistele de moda afla ca se poarta pantofii stiletto si ca la Zara au varianta mai ieftina si regulile nescrise ale modei le impiedica sa-si puna ciorapi luciosi de culoarea piciorului, chiar daca afara sunt 15 grade…

E foarte important sa iti alegi hainele care iti plac nu hainele pe care le poarta toata lumea. Daca ti-ai luat cizme crosetate pentru ca toata Piata Obor le poarta, nu inseamna ca ai stil!

Stiu ce o sa-mi spui, ca femeile alea cheltuie o avere pe haine si accesorii si ca e normal sa arate impecabil. Si ca cizmele crosetate sunt ieftine.  Am o alta vest buna pentru tine: stilul nu se cumpara!

Da, cu haine de designer nu dai gresi niciodata, da, trebuie sa-ti vinzi un rinichi pentru o pereche de pantofi DAR stilul nu inseamna sa-ti tragic 2 piese de designer pe tine si gata, ci sa stii sa alegi din multitudinea de variante si sa reusesti sa le combini intre ele.

Dress & Hat: H&M; Blouse: Koton; Shoes: Lacoste; Bag: Zara

 

Cenusareaso, invata sa faci diferenta dintre ce e ieftin si ce te face sa arati ieftin!

Exista atat de multe variante de unde iti poti procura haine pe care sa nu cheltui o avere si care sa nu miroasa a plastic!

In primul rand trebuie sa stii ca nu ai nevoie de foarte multe piese in garderoba ci doar de piesele esentiale: o camasa alba, o rochie neagra,  cateva perechi de jeansi, cateva tricouri simple si doua- trei fuste de dimensiuni si culori diferite. Pe toate le poti gasi in marile magazine in perioada reducerilor, sau la magazinele de soldari care aduc haine din sezoanele trecute. Poti incerca chiar cateva sesiuni de thrifting pe la Second Hand-uri. Vei fi uimita cate piese vintage si accesorii de designer gasesti. Si nu, nu e nici o rusine sa iti iei o bluza Balmaine din second…mai rusinos este sa porti tricou fake cu paiete “D&G” pe care ai dat tot 13 lei…

Tine de tine cat si cum investesti in garderoba. Tot ce vreau sa-ti spun este ca nu trebuie neaparat sa fii bogata ca sa ai un stil apreciat de cei din jur.

Cunosc femei cu bani care, desi isi permit, nu investesc in haine si accesorii scumpe si cu toate astea au un stil impecabil, personalizat! Atat de personalizat incat nu as putea identifica magazinele din care isi cumpara hainele.

Despre asta e vorba, stilul trebuie sa te defineasca, sa vorbeasca despre tine, despre cum esti, despre ce simti.

Sentimentele sunt cele care dicteaza atunci cand iti alegi o tinuta. Daca ai una din zilele alea proaste iti tragi boyfriend jeansii pe tine nici nu conteaza unde iesi ca tu doar in ei te simti bine. Ai zile ca trebuie neaparat sa porti tocuri pentru ca esti sexy si fericita si zile in care desi mergi in parc cu rolele, trebuie neaparat sa porti fusta…

Stilul este cel care te ajuta sa stii cum sa porti aceste alegeri. Pentru ca si cei mai plictisitori boyfriend jeansi pot fi resuscitati cu acesoriile potrivite, pentru ca stii ca tocurile sexy merg combinate doar cu anumite piese ca sa nu dea in vulgaritate si pentru ca fusta trebuie sa o incadrezi intr-o tinuta sport ca sa o combini cu rolele.

Cenusareaso, am invatat impreuna ca nimic nu e imposibil, ca si tu poti fi frumoasa, admirata si stilata, daca adaugi putina munca, o atitudine pe masura si un zambet larg!

Cu drag,

Anca

 

(EN) Style … either you have it or not. The good news is that if you don’t have it, you can build it in time, with attention and patience!

All those women who you admire for their fabulous outfits are only born with a great aesthetic sense. The rest is study … fashion magazines, new collections, all combined with the unwritten rules of fashion.

Aesthetic sense helps these women to match the fuchsia dress to the coral shoes. From fashion magazines they learn that stilettos are back in and that they can find a cheaper version at Zara, the unwritten rules of fashion will prevents them to wear transparent glossy stockings , even if it’s 15 degrees outside…

It is very important to choose the clothes you like not the clothes everyone is wearing. If you got the crocheted boots just because everybody from your neighborhood is wearing them, that does not mean you have style!

I know what you will tell me: that these women spend a fortune on clothes and accessories and it’s normal to look flawless. And the crocheted boots are cheap. I have good news for you: you can’t buy style!

Yes, you will never fail if wearing designer clothes and yes, you have to sell a kidney for a pair of shoes but the style does not mean you take two pieces of designer and you put them together but you have the ability to choose from many options and manage to combine them together.

Cinderella, learn to tell the difference between what’s cheap and what makes you look cheap!

There are so many options where you can buy clothes that do not cost a fortune and that does not smell like plastic!

First you should know that you do not need many pieces in your wardrobe but the essential pieces: a white shirt, a black dress, a few pairs of jeans, some simple shirts and two three skirts with different sizes and colors. You can find them all in the big stores during sales, or clearance stores that bring past seasons clothes. You can even try a few thrifting sessions. You will be amazed how many vintage and designer clothes you can find. And no, there’s no shame in wearing a second hand Balmain blouse… but there is shame in wearing a fake “D&G” sparkle shirts that you also paid 5$ for.

You decide how you invest in wardrobe. All I want to say is that one does not have to be rich to have a style appreciated by others.

I know rich women that, although they can afford it, do not invest in expensive clothes and accessories and still have the most impeccable custom style! So custom that I could not identify where did they buy their clothes from.

Your style must define you, talk about you, how you are, what you feel.

Feelings are what dictate when choosing an outfit. If you have one of those bad you only feel good in your boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt. You also have days that you’re feeling happy and sexy and you must wear heels and days when even if you go rollerblading in the park, you really need to wear a skirt…

Your style is the one that helps you know how to wear these elections. Because even the most boring boyfriend jeans can be resuscitated with the right accessories, because you know heels are sexy only combined with some articles and you need to wear your skirt in a sport outfit for the rollerblading session.

Cinderella, we learned together that nothing is impossible, that you can be beautiful , admired and stylish, don’t forget to add a little work , an attitude and a very wide smile!

Love,

Anca

Head over heels!

“Nu stiu cine a inventat tocurile, insa toate femeile ii sunt datoare” spunea Marilyn Monroe si mare dreptate avea. Tocurile sunt arma ta secreta! De cate ori nu te-au scos din cele mai grele situatii?

Ti-au “resuscitat” tinuta, atunci cand credeai ca totul e pierdut si ca nu poti sa mergi la petrecere cu rochia asta cu doua numere mai mare…dar cine se mai uita la rochie cu asa pantofi!

Ti-au fost alaturi dupa Marea Despartire, cand te credeai urata si proasta si grasa si nu credeai ca vreun barbat te va mai admira vreodata. Ti-au oferit curajul de a iesi in lume, putin mai increzatoare in tine si mai sexy si iata ca acum le datorezi 5 ani de casnicie!

Te-au insotit zi de zi la birou si ti-au adus aminte ca mai inainte de a fi robot esti femeie! Si parca nici tipetele sefului nu se mai aud atat de tare acolo sus…

Obsesia ta pentru tocuri a inceput in copilarie cand probai pe furis pantofii mamei, visand la ziua cand vei avea intreaga lume la picioare. Nimeni nu ti-a spus atunci ca viata e grea si ca e nevoie de mai mult decat de o pereche de pantofi sa ajungi sus. Cu toate astea, te-ai incapatanat sa-ti umpli dulapul de tocuri, in incercarea obsesiva de a reinvia sentimentul ala de fetita care avea un ideal. Si chiar daca nu a functionat, macar ai gasit un prieten care te ajuta neconditionat.

Cu toate astea, am intalnit femei care desi isi doresc foarte mult,  refuza sa poarte tocuri din simplul motiv ca sunt incomode sau ca nu le ofera stabilitate. Considera ca ar arata caraghios cocotate si prefera sa admire tocurile in picioarele si in atitudinea celor din jur

 

Blouse, Pants, Heels: ZARA ; French Beret: Buzdu Bijoux

 

Louboutin spunea ca “tocurile inalte sunt placere cu durere”. Depinde de tine daca esti dispusa sa platesti acesti mic pret.  Eu zic ca merita sa incerci, dar trebuie sa tii cont de cateva aspect atunci cand iti alegi noul “cel mai bun prieten”:

  •  Tocul trebuie sa aiba marimea potrivita. Tocurile foarte mici nu ofera aceeasi eleganta ca cele mari. Tine cont de modelul pantofului si lungimea piciorului. Daca porti un numar mare, pantofii cu toc mic iti vor alungi si mai mult piciorul. Tocurile foarte mari nu ofera intotdeauna stabilitate si daca nu le combini cu tinuta potrivita pot sa iti dea un aspect vulgar.
  • Tine cont de marimea gleznelor in special atunci cand iti alegi modele cu bareta. Pantoful cu toc trebuie sa imbrace frumos piciorul, sa-i ofere eleganta.
  •  E de preferat sa probezi orice pantof inainte de a-l achizitiona. Stiu ca sunt multe modele care iti fac cu ochiul de pe site-urile internationale, dar daca nu iti cunosti piciorul foarte bine, risti sa ai surprize.

Cenusareaso, de cate ori ai o zi proasta si vrei sa-ti ridici moralul, urca-te pe tocuri si priveste viata de la inaltime.

“Sus pe toc” viata e altfel, privesti totul cu incredere si optimism si problemele par mai mici. Orice e posibil cu perechea potrivita de tocuri!

Tot Marilyn Monroe spunea “da-i unei fete perechea de pantofi potrivita si va cuceri lumea”. Sunt sigura ca se referea la pantofii cu toc….

Cu drag,

Anca

 

(EN) “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot” said Marilyn Monroe and she was so right. Heels are your secret weapon! How many times have you used them to get out of the toughest situations?

Heels have “revived” your outfit when you thought all was lost and you can’t possibly go to the party with this two sized dress… but who is looking to at your dress now when you have those shoes!

Heels have been with you through your “Great Brake Up”, when you thought you were ugly and fat and stupid, and that no man will ever like you again. They gave courage to get out there, a little more confident and sexier and now you owe them five years of happy marriage!

Heels have been with you every day at work and they have remembered you that before being a robot you’re a woman! And you can’t even hear your boss scream, this is how high they have taken you.

Your obsession with heels began in childhood when you used to try on your mother’s shoes dreaming of the day when you have the whole world at your feet. No one told you that life is hard and it takes more than a pair of shoes to conquer the world. Since then, you have stubbornly filled your closet with heels in an attempt to revive that feeling of a little girl who had an ideal. And even if it didn’t work, at least you found a friend who helps you unconditionally.

However, I have met women who even if they really want it,they refuse to wear heels just because they are uncomfortable and do not offer stability. They consider to be looking silly and prefer to admire heels in the feet and attitudes of others.

Louboutin said that “high heels are pleasure with pain.” It’s up to you if you are willing to pay this small price. I say it’s worth it, but keep in mind some aspect when choosing your new “best friend”

  • Heels should have the right size frame. Very low heels do not offer the same elegance as high heels do. Consider the model of the shoe and your size when buying a pair of low heels. If you wear a big shoe size, low-heeled shoes will make your feet look even longer. Very high heel don’t always offer stability and if you don’t choose the right outfit, they can make you look cheap.
  • Consider the size of your ankles especially when choosing strap heels. Heels must beautifully dress your leg and make it elegant.
  •  It’s best to try on any shoe before you buy it. I know there are many models that make your eye on the international sites, but if you don’t know your feet very well, you take on some risks.

Cinderella, whenever you have a bad day and want to cheer yourself up, put on those heels and look at life from up there.

“Up on the heel” life is better, you are more confident and optimism and problems seem smaller. Anything is possible with the right pair of heels!

Marilyn Monroe also said to “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and will conquer the world.” I’m pretty sure she really meant “heels”…

Love,

Anca

Shopping is my cardio

Despre moda…numai de bine! Asta pana deschizi dulapul si realizezi ca nici azi nu ai cu ce sa te imbraci…camasa alba preferata s-a cam ingalbenit si  fusta visinie iti intra doar pe un picior. Te hotarasti la rochia cu buline, dar iti aduci rapid aminte ca afara ploua si ai nevoie de ceva mai gros…tragi clasicii jeansi pe tine, un tricou negru si cardiganul, arunci doua-trei accesorii si iesi pe usa bombanind…ca nu ti-ai mai cumparat de secole ceva nou, ca trece sezonul pana apuci tu sa-ti iei noii Air Max, ca parca nu-ti vine sa muncesti doua luni gratis pentru ei, ca viata e nedreapta si moda n-ar trebui sa fie pe bani…

Cenusareaso, problema nu e la tine in dulap si nici in portofel! Problema e la cat de nesigura te simti tu in ziua aia si cat de mult ai nevoie sa te agati de o tinuta “traznet” ca sa te simti bine.

Skirt: PNK Casual; Blouse, Shoes, Blazer: Zara; Necklace: BijouBrigitte
Fara sa-ti dai seama, hainele ascund sufletul! De cate ori n-ai dat iama in magazine doar pentru ca ai avut o zi proasta, constienta de faptul ca  “o sesiune de shopping e mai ieftina ca una la psiholog” si cum te-ai simtit cand ti-ai cumparat “cei mai frumosi pantofi din lume” sau “cea mai tare rochie”? Sentimentul asta de “cel mai” dureaza in medie cam doua zile si vreo 10 complimente…apoi problemele revin si simti din nou ca ai sufletul la fel de gol ca si dulapul.
Stiai ca femeile poarta in medie doar 25% din hainele pe care le detin? Asta pentru ca tindem mereu sa ne cumparam lucruri noi incercand sa umplem “golul”
Cenusareaso, hainele nu-ti vor rezolva problemele! Asta doar tu poti sa o faci! Lacrimile nu se sterg cu matase, se sterg cu incredere si zambet!
Fa-ti curat in dulap si in suflet! O sa descoperi lucruri uitate, de care iti era dor si pe care o sa le porti cu drag, dar si lucruri de care iti va fi greu sa te desparti desi stii ca nu mai fac parte din viata ta! Arunca tot ce-ti face rau, tot ce nu te lasa sa fii fericita!  Fara remuscari! Fa loc lucrurilor frumoase!
Si nu uita: o femeie fericita, va fi apreciata indiferent de hainele pe care le poarta!
Cu drag,
Anca
(EN)You have only good words for fashion! That is until you open your closet and realize that you don’t have anything to wear…your favorite white shirt is a little yellow and your purple skirt is bit small. You decide on the polka dots dress, but you quickly remember that it’s raining and you need something thicker. So you pull out your classics jeans, a black shirt and a cardigan, you throw two or three accessories and get out the door rattling about how you haven’t bought something new for centuries, how the season goes by and you didn’t get the chance to get your new Air Max, how you may need to work for free the next two months to own them, and how life is unfair and you shouldn’t pay for fashion!
Cinderella, the problem is neither in your closet nor in your wallet! The problem is how unsafe you feel that day and how much you need to “cling” to an outfit to feel better. Do you realize that clothes hide the soul! How many times have you raided stores just because you had a bad day, well aware of the fact that “shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist ” and how did you feel when you bought “the beautiful shoes in the world” or “the hottest dress”? That “the most” feeling lasts about two days and 10 compliments…then problems come back again and again you feel you heart as empty as your closet.
Did you know that women wear on average only 25% of the clothes they own? That’s because we tend to always buy new things to fill in the “gap”.
Cinderella, clothes will not solve your problems! You are the only one that can do that! Don’t wipe your tears with silk, wipe them with confidence and smile!
Clean your closet and your soul! You’ll find things forgotten that you missed and you will wear with love and things that will be hard let go although you know they are no longer part of your life! Throw away everything that is bad, everything that does doesn’t let you be happy! Without remorse! Make way for the beautiful things!
And don’t forget: a happy woman will be appreciated regardless of the clothes she wears!
Love,
Anca

 

Sweet Escape

Viata pe podium e grea, mai ales atunci cand te impiedici si cazi…pentru ca nu stii daca mai poti sa te ridici, pentru ca ai cazut din nou, desi ti-ai promis ca nu ti se va mai intampla niciodata…pentru ca nu stii daca cei din jur te compatimesc sau rad de tine in secret, daca vei gasi o mana de care sa te sprijini sau te vei lovi de un zid de ironie.
Cenusareaso, sa cazi e cel mai bun lucru care ti se putea intampla! Nu te grabi sa te ridici, e cel mai bun moment sa descoperi daca ti-ai investit sentimentele in oameni care au meritat asta, daca ai un sot sau un iubit dedicat, daca ai prieteni adevarati, daca esti iubita si apreciata chiar si atunci cand dai de greu.
Indiferent de raspuns, adu-ti aminte ca puterea cea mai mare e in tine! Sigur, e bine sa ai un umar pe care sa plangi, dar cei care te iubesc nu vor sa te vada trista…pentru ei si pentru tine, ridica-te singura!
O sa-mi spui ca nu poti, ca e prea greu, e prea mult…
E greu, e mult, dar nu imposibil! In astfel de momente, cand presiunea te apasa, cand nu gasesti solutii, cand simti ca nu mai poti…cel mai bun lucru pe care il poti face este sa evadezi…din birou, din casa, din oras, din mijlocul problemelor…
Cauta un loc linistit, in mijlocul naturii, admira peisajul, simte mirosul ierbii si mangaierea soarelui de pe obraz, asculta fosnetul frunzelor. Acolo problemele nu exista, acolo esti tu cu tine!
Jeans, Sweater: Zara; Shoes: Lacoste, Hat: no name
Tu ai puterea sa opresti timpul in loc, sa nu mai existe nici “ieri”, nici “maine”, ci doar “azi”. Tu, azi, aici!
Tu, azi, aici, esti fericita! Natura nu te judeca, natura nu te invidiaza si nu te cearta. Natura te sustine, te consoleaza si iti da putere!
Habar n-ai tu, Cenusareaso, ce norocoasa esti! Atata timp cat ochii tai inca mai vad covorul de culori, atata timp cat urechile tale aud fosnetul frunzelor, atata timp cat pielea ta simte mangaierea soarelui, inseamna ca stii sa traiesti frumos! Si atata timp cat stii sa traiesti frumos, vei reusi cu siguranta sa te ridici!
Curaj, Cenusareaso! Podiumul e lung si plin de obstacole, dar tu devii mai puternica si mai inteleapta cu fiecare pas, asa ca ridica-te, aranjeaza-ti fusta, pudreaza-ti nasul si mergi inainte…ceva minunat urmeaza sa se intample!
Cu drag,
Anca
(EN) Life on the runway is hard, especially when you fall down… because you do not know if you can still get up, because you fell again, although you have promised yourself you won’t let that happen again… because you wonder if others pity you or laugh at you in secret, if someone will give you a hand or you will hit a wall of irony.
 
Cinderella, falling was the best thing that could happen to you! Do not rush to get up, it’s the perfect time to discover if you’ve invested feelings in people who have earned it, if you have a dedicated husband or a boyfriend, if you have real friends, if you’re loved and appreciated even when you are down.
 
Whatever the answer, remember that the greatest power is you! Sure, it’s good to have a shoulder to cry on, but those who love you do not want to see you sad…for them and for you, get up alone!
You will tell me you can’t; it’s too hard, too much…
 
It’s hard, it takes forever, but it’s not impossible! In such times, when the pressure hits you, when you can’t find solutions, when you feel like you go on…the best thing you can do is to escape … from the office, from home, from town, from the problems…
 
Find a quiet place in nature, scenery, smell the grass and feel the sun caress your cheek, and listen to the rustle of leaves. Here you have no problems; here you are alone with yourself!
 
Here you have the power to stop time, there is no “yesterday” or “tomorrow”, but only “today “. You, here, today!
You, here, today, happy! Nature doesn’t judge you, doesn’t get jealous at you and doesn’t argue. Nature supports you, gives you hope and strength!
 
Cinderella, you have no idea how lucky you are! As long as your eyes still see the carpet of color, as long as your ears still here the rustle of leaves, as long as your skin still feels the touch of the sun, it means you know how to live beautifully! And as long as you know how to live beautifully, you’ll definitely be able to get up!
 
Be brave, Cinderella! The runway is long and full of obstacles, but you become stronger and wiser with each step , so get up, fix your skirt, powdered your nose and move on … something wonderful is about to happen!
 
Love,
Anca

 

 

It’s all about ATTITUDE!

Exista femei care te hipnotizează prin simpla prezenta. Gandeste-te putin la prietena aia din grupul vostru care e mereu in centrul atentiei, cea care are intotdeauna parul aranjat, machiajul intact si zambetul pe buze, care e curtata de toti barbatii si invidiata in secret de toate femeile.

In metrou, pe strada, in parc, in club sau la cafeneaua preferata… astfel de femei sunt peste tot! Sunt cele dupa care intorci capul pe strada, sau cele pe care le urmaresti pe Facebook cum isi etaleaza corprurile perfecte, vacantele perfecte si vietile perfecte…

Daca te uiti atent la ele, vei observa ca majoritatea nu sunt inzestrate cu o frumusete debordanta, dar toate, absolute toate sunt femei cu ATITUDINE!

Aceste femei stiu sa se faca remarcate pentru ca isi cunosc potentialul. Stiu sa se puna in valoare si stiu sa se faca placute.

 

Dress: PNK Casual, Shoes: Zara

Cenusareaso, stiu ce gandesti… ca tu nu vei putea fi niciodata ca ele! Ca majoritatea sunt femei cu bani, intretinute, care traiesc doar pentru a fi frumoase… Si totusi nu sunt toate asa! Exista femei de cariera care isi platesc vizitele la salon prin multe ore suplimentare, femei de afaceri care isi rasplatesc succesul unui contract printr-o geanta Fendi, dar si femei care si-au dat ultimii bani pe “cea mai frumoasa pereche de pantofi din lume”. Cu toate astea, succesul lor nu vine din investitiile facute ci… din ATITUDINE!

Nici macar o geanta Fendi nu te va salva, daca tu mergi pe strada cu capul plecat si nici cele mai frumose tocuri din lume nu te vor “ridica”, daca tu te desconsideri. Pentru ca toate astea sunt doar accesorii, si femeile alea pe care le admiri stiu asta, stiu ca ele investesc in accesorii pe care le poarta cu ATITUDINE!

Asa ca daca vrei sa schimbi ceva la tine, incepe cu ATITUDINEA! In primul rand fata de tine, apoi fata de cei din jur!

Despre cum sa-ti descoperi frumusetea interioara si cum sa-ti accepti defectele am discutat deja…acum e timpul ca si ceilalti sa vada cat esti tu de minunata! Incepe prin a accepta complimentele. Atunci cand cineva iti admira tinuta, renunta la scuzele de genul “ rochia asta veche…o aveam prin dulap de secole si am scos-o de la naftalina…”. Un simplu “multumesc, si mie imi place” e de ajuns! ! Tu ti-ai ales tinuta, te-ai uitat in oglinda inainte de a iesi din casa, asuma-ti alegerea! Nu e nimic rau in a fi multumita de tine, nu vei fi considerata nici ingamfata si nici fitoasa daca accepti un compliment.

Succesul tau in viata incepe si se termina cu atitudinea pe care o ai. Daca iti doresti sa ai succes, trebuie sa incepi sa te gandeşti la tine insuţi ca la o persoană de success si rezultatele nu vor intarzia sa apara.

Cenusareaso, drumul pe podium e greu dar nu imposibil. Inarmeaza-te cu atitudinea potrivita si nu uita de cel mai de pret accesoriu: zambetul!

Cu drag,Anca

(EN) Some women just hypnotize you with their presence. Think about that friend in your group who is always the center of attention, who always has the most beautiful hair, the intact makeup and the perfect smile on her face, who is courted by all men and secretly envied by all women.

In the subway, on the street, in the park, in the club or café … these women are everywhere! These are the women you head back on the street for, or the ones that you are following on Facebook for their perfect bodies, perfect vacations and perfect lives…

If you look at them closely, you will notice that most are not endowed with exuberant beauty, but what they all have is ATTITUDE!

These women know how to get noticed because they know their potential. They know how to show their value and know how to be an enjoyable company.

Cinderella, I know what you’re thinking … you’ll never be like them! Most of these women are trophy wives, living just to be beautiful… Still not all of them! There are also career women who pay the visits to the salon through overtime at the office, business women who reward the success of a contract with a Fendi bag, and women who gave their last money on “the most beautiful pair of shoes in the world”. However, their success does not come from the investments they made but from their ATTITUDE!

A Fendi handbag will not save you, if you walk down the street with your head bowed, nor the most beautiful heels in the world will “lift” you if you’re feeling down. Those women you admire know that all these accessories they are investing in are nothing, if they don’t wear them with attitude!

So if you want to change something, start with your ATTITUDE, first towards you, and then towards those around you!

We already discussed how to discover your inner beauty and how to accept your flaws… now it’s time for others to see how wonderful you are!

Begin by accepting compliments. When someone admires your outfit, give up excuses like “this old dress … I had that in my wardrobe for centuries”. A simple “thank you, I like it too” is enough! You have chosen your outfit, you looked in the mirror before leaving the house, own your choice! There’s nothing wrong with being happy with yourself, you will not be considered presumptuous or infatuated if you accept a compliment.

Your success in life begins and ends with the attitude that you have. If you want to be successful, you must begin to think of yourself as a successful person and the results will come.

Cinderella, life on the runway is difficult but not impossible. Arm yourself with the right attitude and do not forget the most important accessory: your smile!

Love,

Anca

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

 
 
Cand te-ai privit ultima oara in oglinda? Inainte sa pleci din casa spre prima intalnire? In masina, in drum spre serviciu? Si mai ales de ce ai facut-o? Ti-ai aranjat parul? Ti-ai pudrat nasul? Stiu, ai vrut sa te asiguri ca vei arata bine in fata celorlalti.
 
Tu realizezi ca mereu te uiti in oglinda…pentru altii? Suntem atat de obsedati de cum aratam si ne este atat de frica sa nu fim judecati incat uitam…de noi.
Spuneam in articolul trecut ca primul pas spre frumusete vine din interior. Trebuie sa ajungi sa te iubesti pe tine! Si asta nu se va intampla daca tu in fiecare dimineata cand te machiezi te gandesti ce nas mare ai si ce ochi bulbucati si nu vezi altceva decat vulcanul ala imens de pe frunte care sta sa erupa si pe care il mai acoperi putin cu niste fond de ten, ca poate asa va scapa de ochii curiosi ai colegilor. Pentru ca seara, cand ajungi acasa si dai jos tot machiajul ala, ramai doar tu, cu tine! Si daca tu nu crezi ca nasul ala mare e parte din farmecul tau, ca ochii aia bulbucati au o culoare deosebita si ca toate trec…chiar si cosurile, atunci esti o nefericita! O sa iti petreci seara rasfoind reviste cu femei perfecte, invidiindu-le formele si gandindu-te ca viata n-a fost dreapta cu tine.
 
Cenusareaso, in primul rand femeile din reviste nu sunt perfecte, sunt doar photoshopate! Si ele au cosuri, celulita si mai mult ca sigur ulcer. In al doilea rand, viata ne ofera tuturor posibilitati. Trebuie doar sa stim sa profitam de ele. Asa ca maine dimineata uita-te in oglinda din nou. Dar de data asta fa-o pentru tine! Inainte de a pune orice urma de machiaj, uita-te atent la tine! Nu te machia doar ca sa-ti acoperi imperfectiunile, machiaza-te pentru tine! Acum stii deja cat esti de frumoasa, machiajul e doar o ustensila prin care sa iti arati frumusetea. Putin fond de ten ca sa iti luminezi tenul, poate si un eye-liner, ca sa oferi privirii tale mai multa intensitate si sa iti scoti in evidenta culoarea superba a ochilor. Si binenteles, rujul fuchsia, care arata atat de bine pe buzele tale perfecte si se potriveste de minune cu tinuta monocroma de azi.
 
 
Gata, esti frumoasa si tu stii asta! Azi pleci de acasa cu o noua atitudine si s-ar putea sa fie ziua ta norocoasa…dar despre atitudine si despre cat de mult conteaza ea, intr-un episod viitor!
 
Cu drag,
Anca
 
 
(EN)When was the last time you looked in the mirror? Before you leave home on your first date? In the car, on your way to work? But the question is: why did you do it? Was it to fix your hair? Was it to powder your nose? I know for sure you wanted to look good in front of others.
 
You realize you’re always looking in the mirror … for others? We are so obsessed with how we look and we are so afraid to be judged that we forget … about us.
 
In my previous post I said that the first step towards beauty comes from within. You have to fall in love with yourself! And that will not happen if during your morning make-up routine you only think about your big nose and bulging eyes and the only thing you see is that giant volcano on your forehead that you decide to cover with more foundation so maybe it will escape the wondering eyes of your colleagues. For in the evening, when you get home and take all that makeup off, the only thing left is you… and if you do not think your nose is part of your charm, if you do not think your bulging eyes have the best color in the world and that all evils pass… even pimples, then you are so unfortunate! You’ll spend the evening looking through magazines and thinking about how perfect are those women and how life was so unfair to you.
 
Cinderella, first of all, those women in magazines are not perfect, it’s just Photoshop. They also have pimples, cellulite and most certainly an ulcer. Second, life is full of possibilities. You just have to know how to take advantage of them. So tomorrow morning look in the mirror again. But this time do it for you. Before putting any trace of makeup, look closely at you. Do not wear makeup just to cover your imperfections, wear makeup for yourself! Now you already know you’re beautiful, makeup is just a tool that you use to show your beauty. Put on some concealer to brighten your face. Maybe some eye -liner to give your eyes more intensity and highlight your gorgeous eye color. And of course, that fuchsia lipstick that looks so good on your perfect lips and fits well with today’s monochrome outfit.
 
Okay, you’re beautiful and you know it! Today you go out with a new attitude and this might be your lucky day … but about attitude and its importance in a future post!
 
Love,

 

Anca

Life on the Runway

 
Viata e un podium. Traim intr-o societate atat de critica incat chiar si atunci cand mergi pana la colt dupa paine, simti nevoia sa te aranjezi putin, ca poate-poate te intalnesti cu vreun fost sau vreo colega fandosita de liceu.
 
In ziua de azi conteaza mai mult cum arati decat ce zici sau ce faci. Femeile frumoase au cele mai mari sanse la faima, lux si par sa traiasca o viata fabuloasa la care tu doar visezi. Ghici ce? Si tu esti frumoasa! Da-da, ai citit bine! Si tu esti frumoasa! Trebuie doar sa crezi asta! Si sa “lucrezi” putin…
 
Helena Rubinstein spunea ca “nu exista femei urate, doar femei lenese”. De obicei aceste femei “lenese” se desconsidera. Prefera sa creada ca nu au fost inzestrate de la natura cu anumite calitati, sa invidieze in secret femeile frumoase, fara sa stie ca frumusetea se mentine cu “munca” Si aici nu ma refer neaparat la “bisturiu” sau la vizite  costisitoare la salon. 
 Dress: Elie Saab
Schimbarea trebuie sa vina prima data din interior. Trebuie sa incepi prin a lucra la increderea in tine. Daca tu nu te vezi frumoasa, nici ceilalti nu o vor face! Chiar si acele femei pe care le admiri au probleme cu increderea in sine. Multe ajung sa nu fie niciodata multumite de aspectul fizic. Fac schimbari drastice si ireversibile si ajung sa se urateasca.
 
Dupa ce ai lucrat la increderea in tine, poti incepe sa lucrezi la aspectul fizic. Sa iti creezi propriul stil. Sa renunti la kitsch si sa investesti in tine. Nu bani, ci timp si sentimente.
 
Frumusetea nu se cumpara, frumusetea se descopera si se mentine.
 
Iti propun sa invatam impreuna sa traim frumos. Sa ne simtim frumoase, sa ne ingrijim si sa ne construim propria viata fabuloasa. 
 
 
Viata pe podium e grea, Cenusareaso, dar nu imposibila! Trebuie doar sa “lucrezi” putin…
 
 
Cu drag,
Anca
 
(EN) Life is a runway. We live in a society so critical that even when you go to your corner shop, you feel the need to polish up that maybe you will meet up with an ex or a foppish friend from high school.
 
Today, how you look is more important than what you say or what you do. Beautiful women have the best chance at fame, luxury and seem to live the fabulous life that you only dream at. Guess what?  You are beautiful too! Yes, you read right! You are beautiful too! You just have to believe that! And “work” a little…
 
Helena Rubinstein said that “there are no ugly women, only lazy women.” Usually these “lazy” women have awful opinions about themselves. They prefer to believe that they were not endowed by nature with certain qualities and secretly envy beautiful women without knowing that they need to “work” for beauty. And I do not mean necessarily to have plastic surgery or take expensive visits to the salon.
 
Change comes from the inside first. You need to start working on your confidence. If you don’t think of yourself as a beautiful person the others will think the same. Even those women you admire have issues with their self-confidence. Some of them are never satisfied with how they look. They make drastic and irreversible changes until they become ugly.
 
After you have worked on your self-confidence, you can start working on your appearance. Create your own style. Start investing in yourself. Not money, but time and feelings.
 
You do not simply buy beauty, beauty is found and maintained.
 
I suggest we learn together how to live a beautiful life, how to feel beautiful, how to take care of ourselves and how to build our own fabulous life.
 
 
Life on the runway is hard, Cinderella, but is not impossible! You just have to “work” a little…
 
Love,
Anca