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! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Kill your darlings and trivial living.

I cannot believe I am blogging again; I had forgotten how nice this feels! I haven't been up to much, activity related, since I am still in hibernation due to the tremendously hot weather. I dare not venture outside for fear of the sun! *giggles*

Surprisingly enough I've had tons of things to do indoors, things I hadn't done in a while, like drawing, watching movies, reading and... cleaning! 

Starting off with movies, I've seen about ten this week and the most wonderful one was "Kill Your Darlings". It's the story of Allan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and my personal favourite, William S. Burroughs. If you're a fan of Daniel Radcliffe I highly recommend this movie, if not, it's still worth watching!

Lazy mornings have had an effect on my inspiration and creativity which led me to start writing again! It feels like ages have passed by since the last time I held a pen in my hand. Ideas are there in my head but it seems quite difficult to concentrate enough as to transfer them onto paper.

As for new purchases, I managed to finally afford an I-pad! The first thing I did was acquire the Song of Ice and Fire series and I've been reading like a maniac since then. They are amazing works and I feel quite sad that I did not had the chance to read them earlier.

Last night I finally decided to go out with a friend! Please excuse my rebellious hair but it's quite impossible to straighten it with this heat! Come to think of it, I kind of like it like that, Hermione style! 

What interesting movies have you seen lately? Care to share?