subota, 31. svibnja 2014.

Pink and orange (fashion illustration)/ roza i narančasta (modna ilustracija)

Pink ( I love maxi skirts and boho chic)

Pink and orange

a sketch
a sketch
Saturday morning and that precious feeling of not being pressed for time. How lovely!
Subota ujutro i taj dragocjen osjećaj kada niste u žurbi. Divota!

petak, 30. svibnja 2014.

Green (outfit post)/ Zelena (odjevna kombinacija)


green dress (moda in), heels (peko), bag (no name), headband (DIY)
 





For today's post, I'll keep it short (yesterday I felt quite inspired to write) It's been a while since I have posted an outfit post, so here is one. This dark green dress with subtle roses print I've bought in Split in moda in a week or so ago. (I would call them a lovely low cost brand but I'm not sure could 'moda in' be called a brand, it's more like a small business. I haven't seen their shops anywhere else but in Split and I think their factory is in Knin. Their prices are really low cost and most of their items costs somewhere within 5-10 euros.)

Danas nešto kraći post jer sam se jučer baš raspisala. Već neko vrijeme nisam objavila nijednu odjevnu kombinaciju, pa evo jedne koju sam nosila prije par dana. Ova tamno zelena haljina s suptilnim uzorkom ruža privukla mi je pažnju u moda in dućanu u Splitu, a općenito mi se sviđaju njihove stvari (mislim da ih se ne može nazvati brandom, već više nekom  firmicom. Mislim da šivaju u Kninu. Cijene su im jako pristupačne, većina stvari im je oko pedeset kuna, ova haljica npr. je 39kn)

četvrtak, 29. svibnja 2014.

Šešir (modna ilustracija)/ A hat (fashion illustration)

Purple hat

purple/ pink maxi dress
“Perhaps we are in this world to search for love, find it and lose it, again and again. With each love, we are born anew, and with each love that ends we collect a new wound. I am covered with proud scars.”  Isabel Allende
" Možda smo u ovom svijeti da bi tražili ljubav, pronašli je i  izgubili je, iznova i iznova. S svakom ljubavi, ponovno se rađamo i s svakom ljubavlju koja završi dobijemo novu ranu. Ja sam puna ponosnih ožiljaka." - Isabel Allende
I've started this post with the words of an author that is very close to my heart. This illustration is not my attempt to draw Isabel but since her words as well as the characters in her novels (among which there are many fascinating and  surreal women) have got stuck in my head it would come as no surprise to me it if some of them got tangled in the nets of my imagination. In fact, all of the South American writers that I have had the chance to read have something magical and attractive in their writing and by that I don't mean just the genre definition that goes under the name of magical realism. How unusual it seemed to read a pope's interview in which he mentioned his friendship with Borges. Borges seemed to me ( and I must have gathered this impression from his writing for I never attempt to investigate the writers I read ...especially not in the way that is sadly present even in scientific circles and that is more appropriate for yellow pages) to be a rather closed and intellectual person but hey...artists are people as well.


 Današnji post započinjem citatom meni jako drage autorice. Ilustracija nije  moj pokušaj da  nacrtam Isabel, ali pošto su mi  njene riječi ostale u glavi kao i likovi iz njenih knjiga, a u njenim romanima pronaći ćete brojne upečatljive i poneke nadrealne žene, ne bi bilo ništa čudno kad mi  se neka od njih upetljala u mreže moje mašte. Zapravo mi svi južnoamerički pisci koje sam čitala imaju nešto magično i privlačno u svome pisanju i pri tome ne mislim samo na stilsku odrednicu magičnog realizma. Kako mi se neobičnim učinilo pročitati jučer papin intervju u kojem spominje kako je bio prijatelj sa Borgesom. Borges mi se valjda iz njegova pisanja (jer privatni život pisaca ne istražujem, pogotovo ne na tračerski način kako se nalažost često radi čak i u takozvanim znanstvenim krugovima) čini nekako zatvorenom osobom, no i umjetnici su ljudi...

Writers are people as well....they too love and lose and from that human characteristic comes probably one of the treasures of the human spirit and that is literature. We are all people, but what we are besides just being people is what defines us. Someone is a human being and.. an artist, someone else a scientist or a saint...or a parent...Many people demonstrate dedication to others and work hard for the benefit of us all.
That other in us, the process of overcoming of our primal base or in other words the process of building on that foundation, building on our definition as humans, is perhaps the very meaning of life. An attempt to realize ourselves on as many levels as possible, to widen our horizons and the push the boundaries of our spirit.

Nevertheless, we are all human. That fact alone should make us feel less lonely. We all love and lose, give up and struggle on, again and again. People. Perhaps it is more of a starting point, then it is a strict definition. A word and a sort of a name that we cannot escape while we live, that connects us. It is up to us  to work on it, to expand the meaning of what we are. The mere words overcome their definitions, refuse to stay within their boundaries...dictionaries are constantly rewritten and new meanings added.. The words themselves whose purpose is to define things often refuse to be defined and grow outside their definition...so why shouldn't we, their makers?

 I pisci su ljudi... i one vole i gube i iz te ljudskosti proizlazi vjerovatno jedno od blaga ljudskog duha, a to je književnost.  Svi smo ljudi, no što smo još osim toga što smo još osim ljudi je ono što nas definira. Netko je i umjetnik...netko je i znastvenik..netko je i svetac..netko i roditelj.... mnogi su predani dobrobiti drugog i naporno rade na dobrobiti sviju danas...To drugo, nadilaženje te samo osnove od koje krećemo ili drugim riječima nadogradnja na toj bazi je možda i sam smisao života. Pokušaj da se ostvarimo na što više razina, borba da proširimo svoje obzire i pomaknemo granice svoja duha.  


No, u svakom slučaju svi smo mi ljudi. Sama ta činjenica trebala bi učiniti da se ne osjećamo osamljenim. Svi mi volimo i gubimo, predajemo i borimo se...iznova i iznova. Ljudskost. To nam je početna odrednica, možda manje definicija, koliko je to nekakva točka s koje polazimo. Riječ, naziv, neka vrsta imena kojem ne možemo izbjeći dok smo živi, koji nas povezuje. Na nama je da poradimo na ostalim stvarima, na poradimo na proširivanju onoga što jesmo. Same riječi prelaze svoje okvire i definicije....rječnici se stalno dopisuju i nova značenja dodaju. Same riječi čija je svrha definirati stvari odbijaju biti posve definirane i rastu izvan svoj granica....pa zašto ne bismo i mi, njihovi tvorci? 


utorak, 27. svibnja 2014.

pastels colours / pastelne boje

My fashion illustration/ moja modna ilustracija
Pastel hair, pastel make up, pastel clothes, pastel everything...the pastels colours are in again. What do you think about them? What is your pastel colour of choice? Which one was your favourite when you were a child? I think mine was pink, a predictable choice ...that is after all what most girls say when you asked them about their favourite colours. I find that there is something relaxing in the pastel colours. In addition, there is a lot of potential for subtle and elegant looks to be found in pastel colours. Spring is making me feel both quite hyperactive and really tired this year, so the relaxation offered by the gentle shades is more than welcome.  

Pastelna kosa, pastelna šminka, pastelna odjeća...ponovo su popularne pastelne boje. Što mislite o njima? Koja je vaša najdraža pastelna boja? Koja vam je bila najdraža kad ste bili dijete? Mislim da je moja bila roza, predvidljiv izbor jer to je ipak što većina djevojčica kaže kad ih se pita za omiljenu boju. Mislim da ima nešto relaksirajuće u pastelnim nijansama, a imaju i puno potencijala kod postizanja suptilnog i elegantnog izgleda. Proljeće me ove godine čini i prilično hiperaktivnom i jako umornom u isto vrijeme, tako da je dobrodošla relaksacija koju nude nježnije boje.

Photography (and DIY headpiece) / Fotografija i uradi sam ukras za kosu


spring in full bloom/ Proljeće u punom cvatu


Riverside / obala rijeke

Gdje Neretva hladna teče...

where the cold river flows...



Mostar
Neretva
DIY headpiece
Today it is time for photography again. Having lived next to such a beautiful river for some time, I can entirely understand Tolkien's fascination with rivers and fully appreciate those extremely poetic descriptions of the rivers in the mythological and fantasy world of his creation. As the month is coming to its end, I always remember all the things that I wanted to share with you on this little blog of mine, but there just isn't a time or a place for all of them. (and I yet have to find and post photos of some DIY stuff). This last photograph is of a DIY that I have already posted about (necklace that can serve both as a headpiece), but one more feature won't hurt. The spring is in fool bloom along with temperatures that are more appropriate for the summer. Sudden changes of temperatures are always stressful for our immune system, so try to take as good care of yourselves as you possibly can in this period. The health risk is especially great for those in the areas that have been flooded recently, so we need to remember them first.

Danas je ponovo vrijeme za fotografiju. Živeći već duže pored tako lijepe rijeke, mogu reći da posve razumijem Tolkienovu opčinjenost rijekama i nanovo cijenim veoma poetične opise rijeka koje teku u mitološkom i fantastičnom svijetu koji je stvorio. Kako se mjesec približava kraju, uvijek se prisjetim svih stvari koje sam željela podijeliti sa vama na ovom malom blogu, ali nema ni vremena ni mjesta za sve od njih. (a fotografije nekih DIY projekta moram prvo pronaći). Zadnja fotografija je jedna ogrlica koja se može nositi i kao traka/ ukras za kosu. Već ste je imali prilike vidjeti, ali još jednom neće škoditi. Proljeće je u punom cvatu zajedno sa temperaturama koje su prikladnije za ljeto. Nagle promjene temperature su uvijek stresne za naš imunitet zato pokušajte se u ovom razdoblju dobro brinuti o sebi. Zdrastveni rizici su pogotovo veliki za one u poplavljenim područjima, pa se njim moramo i prvih sjetiti. 

ponedjeljak, 26. svibnja 2014.

Fashion illustration (yellow and green) / Modna ilustracija (žuta i zelena)


I always liked high waist clothes. I just find them to be not just more convenient (not worries about what might pop out if you know what I mean) and more comfortable than low waist clothing but also better looking and more stylish. ( I've even read some articles that state that low-rise jeans are bad for one's health. I'm not sure is that true but it gives you something to think about.). However, that doesn't mean that I'm saying a categorical no to let's say low waist jeans (they do look nice on some people), but they will never be my first choice. This illustration features a pair of green high waisted pants worn with a yellow shirt which I think would make for a really cute and retro outfit. Speaking of high rise clothing, I must add how much I like the trend of cropped tops and high waisted midi skirts, I think it's a fabulous way to show a bit of skin in a classy way.


Uvijek mi se sviđala odjeća visokog struka. Čini mi se ne samo praktičnom ( bez briga što će ispasti) i udobnijom nego i vizualno ljepšom  i stilski zanimljivijom od odjeće niskog struka. (čak sam pročitala neke članke koji tvrde kako su traperice niskog struka loše za zdravlje. Nisam sigurna je li to baš tako, ali može se čovjek malo zamisliti). Nije da sam rekla kategorično ne naprimjer trapericama niskog struka, ali nikad neće biti moj prvi izbor. Ova ilustracija prikazuje par zelenih hlača i žutu košulju, što bi mislim bila jako slatka kombinacija sa retro štihom. Govoreći o odjeći visokog struka, moram naglasiti kako mi se jako sviđa trend kraćih topova s suknjama visokog struka, mislim da je to divan način za pokazati malo kože na otmjen način. 

Photography (Mostar)/ Fotografija (Mostar)








nedjelja, 25. svibnja 2014.

Split city (an illustration and photography)/ grad Split (ilustracija i fotografija)

water colours

sketch 

completed/ završeno

pink

proljeće/ spring

drvo/ tree





If I write something, I fear it will happen, and if I love too much, I fear I will lose that person; nevertheless, I cannot stop writing or loving...” 
― Isabel AllendePaula

Today I have been sewing (embroidery) so much that I'm literally in pain right now. I can barely move my right hand. Still, it was worth it. Like most of my hobbies, sometimes it really helps me to clear my head...and not every pain is a bad one...and as Isabel Allende notices, it's hard to stop doing something that you love...

Danas sam šivala cijeli dan (vez) tako da me sada ruke stvarno bole, desnom jedva mičem. Ipak vrijedilo je. Kao većina mojih hobija, ponekad mi stvarno pomaže razbistriti misli...i kao što Isabel Allende primjećuje, teško je prekinuti raditi nešto što voliš...

subota, 24. svibnja 2014.

Outfits of the week/ Odjevne kombinacije tjedna

Thank you lovely ladies ( fashion and lifestyle bloggers)  for being so inspirational! I think I can honestly say I prefer blogs to magazines...and speaking of blogs, happy blog birthday once again to Tijana and Barbara!  Usually this post (my picks of the week) is reserved for Sunday but since I haven't been feeling that great I think it's better I post it tonight. Who knows if and when will I be able to get out of bed tomorrow.

Drage blogerice, hvala vam na nadahnuću! Mislim da mogu iskreno reći da više uživam čitati blogove nego  modnim časopisima...a govoreći o blogovima, sretan blogorođendan još jednom Tijani i Barbari. Obično je ovaj post sa mojim odabirima tjedna rezerviran za nedjelju, ali ne osjećam se nešto najbolje pa je možda bolje da ga danas objavim. Tko zna kada (i ako uopće) ću se sutra izvući iz kreveta.

total look pois
http://www.namelessfashionblog.com/
http://fashionabejita.blogspot.com/
http://imieioutfit.blogspot.com/
http://www.mispapelicos.com/
http://www.fashiondoll.pl/
http://petitgraphie.blogspot.com/
http://lamodalena.blogspot.com/
r (23)
http://wildflowergirlstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.cocoetlavieenrose.com/
Ladyface
http://thedrawingmannequin.blogspot.com/

http://thedaintydollshouse.blogspot.com/
http://impromp-two.blogspot.com/
http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

http://modenfer.blogspot.com/
http://leblogdecarolinista.blogspot.com/
http://www.dontcallmefashionblogger.com/

http://mykindofjoy.blogspot.pt/


http://lerablogs.blogspot.com/

http://www.smilesnapsparkle.com/
http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com/