subota, 29. lipnja 2013.

What does a woman want? (outfit post)/ Što žena želi? (odjevna kombinacija)


"The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is what a women wants?" Sigmund Freud

When I had read one voluminous book (the one about dreams) by our dear Freud , what I enjoyed most about it was the way he mind works. He was as curious as a little child and I think that is a good quality to have. We should be hungry for knowledge, for life and for love.

Therefore, perhaps it is a good thing that we women are sometimes mysterious or even that we want so many things. We are complex creature and there is nothing wrong with that...never let alone tell you there is. xoxo



petak, 28. lipnja 2013.

colours (outfit post) / boje (odjevna kombinacija)



Yesterday I watched a fascinating documentary about colours. Supposedly, lots of animals see more colours than we do...I do wonder what the world looks like for them...alas, I will never know. Perhaps in the future some mad scientist will invest cool glasses that allow us to see things we haven't seen before (in terms of colour) and the fashion world will never be the same....who knows what awaits us in the future?

...and speaking of colours I  love to watch birds. I'm always fascinating by how gorgeous they are, especially the colourful ones. Yesterday in the documentary I told you about they showed a bird that has feather pigmentation that comes off when soaked in water- luckily the natural water does her no harm ( the bird lives in rain forest), but if you dipped her feather in the pipe water, the colour would come off....Interesting how everything in nature is so perfectly balanced.

Once I read ( I think it was in Dylan Dog's comic books from all places) that bird watching is one of the most fascinating things you can do, but if you do it too much, you might go crazy. What animals do you love to watch? Cats are on my list too...if there is an animal that can be call stylish, it has to come from a feline family.

When in city, the most common bird to see is a pigeon. I appreciate them much more after I had watched a documentary called "pigeon genius" on the TV ...and besides pigeons are so romantic. I totally understand why the characters from Hakawati ( a novel by Rabih Alameddine you don't want to miss) are so crazy about them. Btw Hakawati  means a storyteller in Arabic....do you know any good hakawati?


This is what I wore the day before yesterday...This tee is a gift from my granny...isn't she the best? She was my favourite hakawati when I was a little girl. I adored stories about her childhood.

Jučer sam gledala neki zanimljivi dokumentarac o bojama na televiziji (hrt-u) i stvarno je zanimljivo kako puno životinja vidi više boja ( i na različite načine) nego mi...baš me zanima kako one to vide, ali nažalost neću nikada saznati...možda jednog dana neki znastvenik izmisli posebne naočale koje bi nam to omogućile i onda se modni svijet zauvijek promijeni... Uglavnom, bila je (u dokumenarcu) čak i neka ptica koja živi u prašumi, a kojoj se boja sa perja otapa ako ga stavite u vodu- ali ne u kišnicu, takva prirodna voda nije dovoljno lužnata da joj skine boje- zanimljivo kako je u prirodi sve savršeno usklađeno....a govoreći o bojama i pticama, volim oboje...promatranje ptica ( i drugih životinja) mi je jedna od najdražih zanimacija...

U gradu najčešće od ptica vidimo golubove, riđan ( da znam da se taj izraz najviše rabi za konja, ali mi je simpatičan) sa prve fotografije mi se baš dopao....Golubovi su tako romantične, a i jako pametne ptice ( što sam otkrila gledajući još jedan dobar dokumetarac Pigeon genious)....skroz razumijem one likove u Hakawatiju koji su bili zaljubljeni u njih...a tek ona slatka golubica, možda moj najdraži lik (aj neka netko pročita taj roman da imam sa kime pričati o njemu, molim vas;)

a sada, današnja kombinacija...majica je poklon od bake:) ona je moj najdraži hakawati:)

Split (photography) / Split / (fotografija)

 

I will never get tired of this city. In my eyes it will always be perfect. Here are some photos that I have taken this morning. xoxo

Nikad se neću umoriti od ovog grada. U mojim očima uvijek će biti savršen. Evo nekih fotografija koje sam snimila jutros. Pozdrav

četvrtak, 27. lipnja 2013.


How are you my darlings? I'm all nice, cozy, sleepy and happy to have put some things (that needed to be done) behind me...Finishing up another Amos Oz's novel and wondering at the effortlessness with which he writes and the mastery he seems to have with the words, but at the same time I have to say that I love the writers that seems to struggle with writing, the ones that you have a feeling gave everything into it...but before going further with this, I'll just cut it short...as you can see, Aba ( Malena didn't stick- long story) is so adorable that I will forgive her for all the marks that her paws and teeth have made on my skin, but as I said this breed requires some attention.

The shirt is DIY and this lovely bag was a present...now, the shorts...I've found them in the closet and then my mum said " Hey, I wore that shorts in my post natal phase." Thanks mum! Really, this is what you wore after you gave birth?... but whatever doubts they might raise, I'm sticking with them because I love high waist shorts and I haven't been able to find any I like. Today's post is going to be monolingual as I'm too tired to think. xoxo

utorak, 25. lipnja 2013.

Park prirode Hutovo blato( fotografija) / Nature Park Hutovo blato (photography=

I have showed you this place before, but one more time it won't hurt.
Već sam vam pokazivala ovo mjesto, ali još jednom neće naškoditi.



Croatian designers...Hrvatski dizajneri

Photographs are from  fashion. hr (croatian fashion site) and  I've selected a few pieces that I think are a really good choice for the summer ( and some of them are on sale, so if any of you have some shopping to do...)

Fotografije su sa fashion hr-a, a izabrala sam par komada za koje mislim da su baš odlični za ljeto (  na popustu su ako netko od vas planira kupovinu...).

No. 1 Alexandar Žarevac




These pants are by Alexandar Žarevac and I find them to be really interesting. They remind me a bit of the Lara Croft and the nineties. I think that they could be styled in many different ways. Stripes are obviously a big trend right now, but this version of them looks original. What do you think?

Ove hlače Alexandra Žarevaca su mi baš zanimljive. Malo me podsjećaju na Laru Croft i devedesete. Mislim da ih se može nositi na više načina. Pruge su očito veliki trend sada, ali ova verzija mi je baš nekako orginalna. Što vi mislite?

No. 3 Aleksandra Dojčević



Aleksandra Dojčević...This is just so lovely! high waist pants I love, especially in the sandy shades. The blouse is so feminine and the pattern is really nice, looks a bit like a cross between polka dots and animal print. Very elegant combination, perfect for almost any occasion.

Ovo je stvarno divno. Uvijek sam voljela hlače visokog struka pogotovo u nekakvim pješčanim nijansama. Bluza je jako ženstvena, a posebno mi se sviđa ovaj uzorak koji je nešto između točkica i životinjskog uzorka. Jako elegantna kombinacija, savršena za skoro svaku prigodu.


No.3 Link by Ogi& Zoran




This white leather jacket is just stunning! I always loved asymmetrical cuts. Perfect choice for a nice summer evening, isn't it?

Ova bijela kožna jakna je jednostavno prekrasna. Uvijek sam voljela asimetrične krojeve. Savršen izbor za ljetnu večer, zar ne?


nedjelja, 23. lipnja 2013.

Summer Sunday (outfit post) / Ljetna nedjelja



Summer days.... I love summer so much...love everything about it...love being outdoors...love wearing no make up...Is there anything that beats weekend in the summer time? Summer Sunday, now that even sounds  good! How was your Sunday? I've finished mine with a nice long walk with my puppy. She is so full of energy that I have to walk her a lot...and already I work with her, training her every day, which I don't mind because I really like animals. Besides, one day she will be a really big dog and I must be able to handle her by then....btw I really like this top so much, my mum made it...isn't she great? xoxo


If you have any questions or want to comment on something....ivana.kardua@gmail.com


Kako volim ljeto! stalno biti vani...ne nositi šminku...Ima li što bolje od vikenda ljeti? Ljetna nedjelja...kako to dobro zvuči:)  Kakva je bila vaša nedljela? Moje je završila sa lijepom dugom šetnjom sa malom vučkom. Tako je puna energije da je moram često šetati...i već sam počela raditi sa njom, malo je trenirati svakog dana, što mi ne pada teško jer volim životinje. Osim toga jednog dana bit će ogroman pas, a dotada moram naučiti vladati sa njom...usput obožavam ovaj top, mama mi ga je ušila, zar nije super?

Ukoliko imate neka pitanje ili komentare.....ivana.kardua@gmail.com

petak, 21. lipnja 2013.

summer hats/ ljetni šeširi



Summer hats...they seem to be the appropriate topic for the first day of summer. I start to wear them as early as April...What do you think about them? Do you wear them? I plan to buy a few more as I find them to be very practical.

Ljetni šeširi...čini se kao dobra tema za prvi dan ljeta. Ja ih počinjem nositi već tamo u travnju... Što vi mislite o njima? Nosite li ih? Planiram kupiti još par jer su mi jako praktični....

srijeda, 19. lipnja 2013.

Spalato... nel cuore della costa dalmata....




(sorry today's post is only in Italian) 

Che dire di Spalato? Mi stancherò mai di questa città.  Spalato è un luogo da vedere....Oggi voglio condividere con voi le mie fotografie ... e alcuni fatti da la mia città.

Spalato (in croato Split), dal latino Salonae Palatium. ( La Spalato romana è rappresentata dallo sfarzoso palazzo dell'imperatore Diocleziano, fatto costruire nel 295-304 d.C.)




Spalato è capoluogo della regione spalatino-dalmata, principale centro della Dalmazia e seconda città del Paese ( Il primo è Zagabria, la capitale). Spalato è anche sede universitaria e arcivescovile.

Spalato è famosa soprattutto per il Palazzo di Diocleziano, la porta Aurea e la cattedrale con il suo celebre campanile.

 Certo il Palazzo di Diocleziano è da vedere. Ma è soprattutto da vivere: esso racchiude nei suoi 31.000 mq. di estensione più di 200 edifici ed ospita circa 3000 abitanti, oltre a negozi, bar, caffè, ristoranti.