petak, 5. veljače 2016.

Winter magic / Zimska čarolija

If you truly love the sea, you won't admire it only during the warmer months. My love for the sea is not limited to Summer. Croatian seaside during Winter is pure magic. When the cold northern wind clears the air, the islands seem within a hand's reach. I have a feeling that the islands encircle the coast the way planets encircle the sun. My imagination encloses itself in this landscape, in this giant sea shell, soothed by its beauty and gently polished like a pear, my imagination is reborn. 

Ako doista volite more, nećete mu se diviti samo tijekom toplih mjeseci. Moja ljubav prema moru nije rezervirana samo za ljeto. Hrvatska obala zimi je čista čarolija. Kada hladni sjeverni vjetar očisti zrak, otoci se čine nadohvat ruke i imam osjećaj da kruže oko obale kao planeti oko sunca, a moja mašta se zatvara u taj  krajolik,  u tu golemu morsku školjku, umirena njenom ljepotom i izbrušena kao biser, moja mašta se ponovo rađa. 













Outfit/ odjevna kombinacija:
shoes/cipele: no name, nisu markirane
socks/ čarape: no name, nisu markirane
coat/ kaput: vintage
bag/torba: no name, nisu markirane
scarf/ šal: vintage
hat/ šešir: dresslink (same available here/ isti dostupan ovdje)











Outfit/ odjevna kombinacija:
shoes/cipele: no name, nisu markirane
socks/ čarape: no name, nisu markirane
coat/ kaput: vintage
bag/torba: no name, nisu markirane
scarf/ šal: vintage
hat/ šešir: dresslink (same available here/ isti dostupan ovdje)




Outfit/ odjevna kombinacija:
shoes/cipele: no name, nisu markirane
socks/ čarape: no name, nisu markirane
coat/ kaput: vintage
bag/torba: no name, nisu markirane
scarf/ šal: vintage
hat/ šešir: dresslink (same available here/ isti dostupan ovdje)







četvrtak, 4. veljače 2016.

Majstor i Margarita (book recommendation) / The Master and Margarita (preporuka knjige)

Today I have a book recommendation for you. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov is considered by many critics to be one of the best novels of the 20th century. I have recently read this novel and I absolutely loved it. Once I find the time, I might even publish a book review.

Danas imam jednu preporuku za vas, radi se o romanu Majstor i Margarita Mikhaila Bulgakova kojeg brojni kritičari smatraju jednim od najboljih romana dvadesetog stoljeća. Nedavno sam pročitala ovaj roman i jako mi se sviđa. Kada pronađem vremena, možda objavim i svoj ogled ove knjige.


hand painted pants/ ručno oslikane hlače

faux fur infinity scarf/ šal od lažnog krzna: gift/ poklon
coat/ kaput: Tally Weijl
pants/ hlače: Uzor (but I painted them myself/ ali sam ih sama oslikala)
bag/torba: no name/ nije markirana
boots/ čizme: dr. martens






Find out how to paint on clothes here / Saznajte kako slikati na odjeći ovdje



faux fur infinity scarf/ šal od lažnog krzna: gift/ poklon
coat/ kaput: Tally Weijl
pants/ hlače: Uzor (but I painted them myself/ ali sam ih sama oslikala)
bag/torba: no name/ nije markirana
boots/ čizme: dr. martens




srijeda, 3. veljače 2016.

Fashion illustrations of the day / Modne ilustracije dana

This evening I have two fashion illustrations for you. Both of them are quite feminine and lady like. In addition, both of them are quite cozy and warm because I believe that keeping warm is as important as being stylish. Illustration on the left side depicts a lady wearing a red coat and beanie. To contrast the red there is an orange mini skirt....we won't let her catch a cold, so there are also green gloves and scarf that match quite nicely her green bag. Since she is wearing a mini skirt, she decided to wear thick tights so she can keep warm. Finally, classic black heels finish this elegant but colourful styling. Illustration on the right side doesn't lack colour either. A pair of gloves and a beanie are essential during Winter. They keep us warm and they can be a great pop of colour. Another thing that is keeping this lady warm is her long blue coat. Don't you just love wearing long coats in Winter?  I I do and I plan to wear mine tomorrow, but let's get back to our illustrations of the day. What else is this lady on the right wearing? She paired a lovely blouse with a midi skirt and finished the look with a pair of high boots with high heels. She didn't forget to add a touch of red with her bag. So, how do you like these two outfits? Is being warm as important as being stylish to you? The medium I used is once again watercolour. I find it very practical for fashion illustrations. However, to be completely honest I don't have a favourite medium for my fashion illustrations. 

Ove večeri imam dvije modne ilustracije za vas. Obje su poprilično ženstvene i damske. Uz to su obje i poprilično ugodne i tople jer vjerujem da je uz stil jednako bitno da nam je toplo. Ilustracija na lijevoj strani pokazuje damu u crvenom kaputu i kapici, a kontrast crvenoj daje narančasta mini suknja. Nećemo dopustiti da se prehladi pa su tu i zelene rukavice i šal koji se lijepo slažu uz njenu zelenu torbu. Pošto nosi mini suknju, odlučila je uz to kombinirati debele najlonke da joj nude toplo. Cijeli šareni ali ipak elegantan izgled je zaokružen klasičnim crnim cipelama na petu. Ni kombinaciji s lijeve strane ne manjka boje. Par rukavice i kapica su nužni tijekom zime. Pomažu nam da održimo toplinu, a uz to su idealni za unijeti malo boje. Još jedna stvar koja pomaže da je dami s desne strane toplo je dugi plavi kaput. Zar ne volite nositi duge kapute zimi? Ja ih volim i planiram nositi svoj sutra, ali vratimo se na naše ilustracije dana. Što još nosi dama s desne strane? Ona je iskombinirala lijepu bluzu s suknjom dužine ispod koljena i sve završila s parom visokih čizmama s visokom petom, a nije zaboravila ni dašak crvene s torbicom. Kako vam se sviđaju ove ilustracije?  Je li i vama toplina jednako bitan element kao i stil? Medij koji sam koristila su vodene boje. Dosta su praktične za modne ilustracije, mada da budem iskrena nemam neki omiljeni medij za modne ilustracije. 














utorak, 2. veljače 2016.

My paintings (inspired by Isabel Allende), Moje slike (nadahnuta s Isabel Allende)

This first painting of mine reminds me of Isabel Allende's heroines (you can find her site here). Now, when I think of it, the second painting also reminds me of one of her characters. That might be just my mind playing tricks on me, but somehow both of them have that something I associate with South American women, that magical complexity that Allende captures beautifully in her novels.  The first novel I read by Allende was her famous The House of the Sprits.  Need I say I was bewitched? For those of your who prefer movies to book, there is also a film version. I only saw a part of the film, so I can't really judge it. I can, however, recommend this novel.


Ova me prva slika podsjeća na heroine Isabel Allende (njena stranica ovdje). Sada kada malo razmislim i druga me slika podsjeća na jedan od njenih likova. Možda mi se to samo činiti, ali obje mi imaju nešto što povezujem s ženama Južne Amerike, tu neku magiju koju Allende divno opisuje u svojim romanima. Prvi njen roman koji sam pročitala bio njen poznati prvijenac Kuća duhova. Moram li reći da sam bila začarana? Za vas koji preferirate filmske verzije, postoji i ta. Nisam ga cijelog pogledala, tako da ga ne mogu ocijeniti. Roman pak svakako mogu preporučiti.


watercolour and coffee (mixed media)
slikano kombinacijom vodenih boje i kave

watercolour and coffee (mixed media)
slikano kombinacijom vodenih boje i kave


The second novel I read by Allende was Zorro. I found her idea of making Zorro more multicultiral fascinating. She also managed to make him more human and somehow even a tragic figure. I like the fact that Zorro is, like many of her characters, biracial. However, I can't said that I consider Zorro to be a masterpiece. It is a good novel, but nothing more than that. It doesn't have the power or the complexity of The House of the Spirits. When I compare those two, it is almost like they're not written by the same author. One of them is magnificent and the other is merely good. Zorro is well written and interesting, but it doesn't stand out when I compare it with other things she has written. Don't get me wrong, it is much better than other Zorro versions because we are talking about a version by a very giften writer, but still this novel lacks that special magic other Allende's novels posses without a doubt.


Drugi roman ove spisateljice koji sam pročitala je Zorro. Njena ideja da napravi Zorra više multikulturalnim mi je jako zanimljiva.  Napravila ga je više čovječnim, pa čak i pomalo tragičnom figurom. Sviđa mi se činjenica da je Zorro, kao puno njezinih likova, mješane rase. Međutim ne mogu reći da smatram Zorra nekakvim remek djelom. To je dobar roman, ali nekako ostaje na tome. Nema tu snagu ili složenost Kuće Duhova. Kada njih dvoje usporedim, kao da i nisu pisani od strane iste spisateljice. Jedan od njih je veličanstven, a drugi je samo dobar. Zorro je dobro napisan i zanimljiv, ali nekako mi se ne ističe kada ga usporedim s drugim njezinim djelima. Nemojte me krivo shvatiti, sigurno je puno bolji od drugih Zorro verzija, jer je ipak riječ o sjajnom književnici, ali nema mi tu neku čaroliju koju njene druge knjige imaju bez sumnje.


akvarel / aquarelle



The third novel that I read by Allende's is Daughter of Fortune. I loved this novel so much. It was a joy to read and I found it to be incredibly touching. It possesed all the magic that existed in The House of Spirits. I feel in love with the heroine of the novel, with her strenght and stubborness. I consider Daughter of Fortune to be an absolutely perfect novel. I plan to reread it some day. So, I can give you my recommendation of this book. It is beautifully written story about love and identity. The plot isn't perfect and some things may not seem entirely realistic, but none of that matters because when you look at this novel as a whole, it is truly wonderful.

Treći roman Isabel Allende koji sam pročitala bio je Kći sreće. Jako mi se svidio roman. Bio je užitak pročitati ga i baš je nevjerojatno dirljiv. U njemu je postojala ta čarolija koju sam osjetila u Kući duhova. Zaljubila sam se u junakinju romana, u njenu snagu i tvrdoglavost. Smatram taj roman potpuno savršenim. Planiram ga ponovo pročitati jednoga dana. Tako da vam mogu dati preporuku ove knjige. Zaplet nije savršen i neke stvari možda nisu posve realne, ali na kraju krojeva ništa od toga nije važno jer kad pogledati roman kao cjelinu stvarno je divan.















nedjelja, 31. siječnja 2016.

Outfits (December and January) / Odjevne kombinacije ( prosinac i siječanj)

faux fur coat/ kaput od eko krzna: dresslink (here/here)
striped cardi: vintage
skirt/suknja: no name
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)
bag: no name
boots: Peko



book/knjiga: toni Morrison, Paradise
dress/haljina: Moda in
bag/torba: posuđena
boots/čizme: Šimecki
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)

faux leather jacket/ jakna od eko kože: New Yorker
skirt/ suknja: no name/nije markirana
sunglasses/sunčane naočale: no name/ nisu markirane
boots/ čizme: Dr. Martens


coat/kaput: vintage
( I painted the wings on the back of the coat myself/ sama sam oslikala krila na kaputu)
šcarf/šal: no name/ nije markiran
dress/haljina: Cndirect (hereovdje
heels/pete: wholesalebuying (here/here)

ankle boots/ gležnjače: Peko
skirt/suknja: no name
bag/torba: no name
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)
jacket/jakna: ski pro ( similar here/ slična ovdje)
neklace/ ogrlica: DIY/ sama sam je napravila


long jacket/ duga jakna: no name
bag/torba: no name
dress/haljina: dresslink (here /ovdje)
sneakers/ tenisice: startas  (hereovdje)



headband/traka za kosu: DIY
coat/ kaput: vintage
dress/haljina: CNdirect (hereovdje)
bag/torba: dresslink: (here /ovdje)
sneakers/tenisice: umbro
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)

faux leather coat/ Kaput od eko kože: vintage
blouse/bluza: no name
skirt/ suknja: tailor made, šivana po mjeri
bag/torba: no name
shoes/ cipele: no sense
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)
long dark cardi/ dug kardigan: CNdirect (here ovdje)

necklace/ogrlica: DIY
ski jacket/ skijaška jakna: Alpine pro
sweater/ džemper: Mana
dress/haljina: Moda in
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)
boots/ čizme: Dr. Martens
bag/torba: no name



necklace/ogrlica: shimmerdeals (here /ovdje)
jacket/jakna: Azel
jeans/ traperice: Y.U.O
shoes/ cipele: dr. martens
bag/torba: no name


blazel/sako: azel
 dress/haljina: borrowed/posuđena
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)
 shoes/cipele: hereovdje

jacket/ jaknica: no name, dress/haljina: no name, shoes/cipele: hereovdje

midi skirt/midi suknja: vintage
necklace/ogrlica: DIY
bag/ torba: no name
shoes/ heels: Peko



tartan scarf/karirani šal: vintage
puffer/ jakna: no name
leo tights/ leopard tajice: moda in
boots: Peko
bag: no name

blazer/sako: no name
turteneck/ dolčevita: Mana
jeans/ traperice: Mango
boots/čizme: Šimecki
bag/torba: no name
necklace: DIY
Outfit /odjevna kombinacija :
leather jacket/ kožna jakna: vintage (similar here / slična ovdje)
turtleneck/ dolčevita: Mana (similar here/ slična ovdje)
bag/torba: dresslink (same here/ ista ovdje)
skirt/ suknja: Modna kuća Edi  (similar here/ slična ovdje)
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje
shoes/cipele: no name (similar here/ slične ovdje)

hat/ kapa: no name
scarf/šal: Avon
turtleneck/ dolčevita: New Yorker
sweater/džemper: Mana
necklace/ogrlica: here/ ovdje
jeans/traperice: Y.U.O
boots. dr.Martens
puffer/ jakna: no name, nije markirana
dress/haljina: CNdirect here /ovdje
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)
shoes/cipele: Peko
bag/torba: no name


jacket/ jakna: alpine pro
turtleneck/ dočevita: Mana
jeans/ traperice Y.O.U
bag/torba: vintage
shoes/ cipele: Peko


I wore/ Nosila sam:
necklace/ogrlica: DIY/ moj rad
dress/haljina: Moda in
heels/pete: no name, nisu markirane
bag/torba: no name, nije markirana


necklace/ogrlica: DIY
faux fur coat/ kaput od umjetnog krzna: vintage
turtleneck/dolčevita: New Yorker
skirt/suknja: dresslink ( same available here /ista  dostupna ovdje)
boots/čizme: dr.martens


puffer, jakna: no name
necklace/ogrlica: my creation, moja kreacija
scarf/šal: no name
dress/haljina: moda in ( similar here)
jeans/ traperica: vintage
bag/torba: no name
sneakers/ tenisice: startas (same here/ iste ovdje

leather jacket/ kožna jakna: vintage
blue dress/ plava haljina: New Yorker (similar here
scarf/šal: old
bag/torba: no name
sneakers/ tenisice: umbro
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)

fake fur/ umjetno krzno: no name, nije markirano
tartan coat/ karirani kaputić: Modna kuća Uzor
skirt/ suknja: by Izeta
sneakers/ tenisice: no name, nisu markirane
bag/torba:  no name, nije markirano
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)
hat/šešir: same available here, isti dostupan ovdje
turtleneck/ dolčevita: Mana
necklace/ ogrlica: same here / ista ovdje 
long puffer/ duga jakna: no name
jeans/ traperice: vintage
bag/torba: vintage
sneakers/ tenisice: umbro

beanie/ kapa: gift, poklon
turtleneck/ dolčevita: no name, nije markirana
long cardigan/ dugi karigan: no name, nije markiran
faux leather coat/ kaput od eko kože: vintage
leggings/ tajice: New Yorker
booties/ čizmice: Peko
bag/torba: no name, nije markirana
knjiga/ book: publisher, nakladik: Znanje, Zagreb; 1999.
hat/ šešir: dresslink (hereovdje)
necklace: dresslink (hereovdje)
leather jacket/ kožna jakna: vintage
shirt/košulja: old/stara
skirt/ suknja: dresslink (hereovdje)
boots/ čizme: dr. martens
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)



blouse/bluza: CNdirect ( same here/ ista ovdje)
dress/haljina: New Yorkerbag/ torba: no name, nije markirana
necklace/ogrlica: shimmerdeals ( same here/ ista ovdje
coat/ kaput: old
tights/najlonke: no name, nije markirana
sneakers/tenisice: Umbro
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)



jakna/jacket: ski pro
scarf/šal: vintage
dress/haljina: vintage
bag/torba: no name
umbrella/ kišobran: no name
boots/ čizme: Šimecki
tights/ najlonke: no name (similar here / slične ovdje)


ring/prsten: Serena Kuhl (you can find her works hereovdje možete pronaći njezine radove)
blazer/sako: vintage
necklace/ogrlica: my creation, moja kreacija
dress/haljina: New Yorker
boots/ čizme: Šimecki
bag/torba: Croatian folklore bag/ hrvatska folklorna torba