Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ben borenn i þiss middellærd...

I am writing this in between packing my luggage and sipping some refreshing afternoon tea. I did not mention this before, but I can consider myself a proper adult now that I've been hired... I suppose! 

As of tomorrow I will be in Athens for about a month! I haven't been able to visit Greece for two years now and I am truly excited, even though I will be there on a business trip. I hope I will find the necessary time to have some fun and walk along the long forgotten roads of my youth.

Top: H&M / Trousers: Zara / Shoes: H&M / Bag: Stradivarious / Kimono: H&M

Outfit related, I'm trying to feel as comfortable as I can now that I have to move around an office for eight hours a day! This one is partially made out of H&M Divided pieces. I just love their clothes so much I think I will be dead without them! ^_^

Since today I had some free time in the morning, I decided to pay a visit to my favourite bookshop! I am so glad I need since I came across two amazing books! The first is a Medieval Book of Days and the second is a complete collection of the Kings and Queens of Britain.

The Book of Days is a lovely illustrated imitation of a Medieval Book of Hours (prayer book). I could not help myself from revealing as much as possible from its lovely pages to you. Still, I believe I did not even capture half its beauty in these pictures...

The second one I mentioned is an encyclopedia of all the kings and queens of Britain. I confess I am quite obsessed with British monarchy and this beauty is like honey for my soul!

The book is filled with pretty paintings of all the monarchs and I think I spent half of my day browsing through its pages! 

This is goodbye lovelies! I will be away for a month and I do not know whether or not I will be able to update you in the meantime. Still, I am quite positive I will! Kisses!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tradition and the illusion of permanence.

As you may have seen on Instagram, I promised a surprise photoshoot coming soon. Well, I'm home again after my two week trip to my "hometown" and the time is proper for me to share it with you. 

I felt quite inspired while I was there surrounded by all the old buildings and mournful graveyards, the reminders of long forgotten souls. Tradition still lingers there among the tombstones, around the ruins and the forest. 

I tried to incorporate tradition into my personal style and this is the result.

The blouse I'm wearing is the traditional Romanian clothing called "ie". I'm sure you all have seen it before; maybe not incorporated into alternative styles, but still. 

Source : Pinterest

My beloved mentioned that I look like I've stepped out of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie but I actually believe this is really close to the outfit of Anna Valerious from 'Van Helsing', minus the vampires and werewolves.

Let me know what you think!