petak, 30. listopada 2015.

How to wear a summer dress in Autumn? Kako nositi ljetnu haljinu u jesen?


The first thing I really took notice of in Mostar city, back in the day, when I arrived to study here, were these trees. I'm still fascinated by them. If you want to know the story about them, you can read it one of my old blog posts (here.)

Kada sam stigla u Mostar na studij , prva stvar koja mi je zaista upala u oči bila su ova stabla. Još uvijek me oduševljavaju. Želite li znati njihovu priču, možete je pročitati u jednoj od mojih starijih objava (ovdje.)





dress/haljina: dresslink     (here)
blazer/sako: no name
bag/torba: handmade, ručni rad
Boots/čizme: Peko















dress/haljina: dresslink     (here)
blazer/sako: no name
bag/torba: handmade , ručni rad
Boots/čizme: Peko





dress/haljina: dresslink     (here)
blazer/sako: no name
bag/torba: handmade, ručni rad
Boots/čizme: Peko


I'm quite satisfied with the fact that I managed to style this cherry dress (here) for Autumn. Isn't it great when we manage to transfer a summer clothing item into our wardrobe for other seasons? I often see it as a fun challange. So, my answer to the question 'how to wear a summer dress in Autumn?' would be, 'wear a blazer over it, add a folklore bag and put on biker boots'. That way you will be embracing the folklore trend. In addition, biker boots make everything look cool.

Poprilično sam zadovoljna s činjenicom da sam uspjela stilizirati ovu haljinu na trešnje (ovdje) i ove jeseni. Zar nije odličan osjećaj kada uspijemo prebaciti neki ljetni odjevni komad  u našu garderobu za druga godišnja doba? Meni je to često zabavan izazov. Moj odgovor na pitanje, "kako nositi ljetnu haljinu u jesen" , bio bi : "nosite sako preko, dodajte folklornu torbu i obujte motorističke čizme. Na taj način ćete prihvatiti folklorni trend, a uz bajkerske čizme sve bolje izgleda.

četvrtak, 29. listopada 2015.

USGoBuy (How to.... shop internationally with the help from an address forwarding company?)

How to order a necklace from Tiffany&Co if you don't live in USA? I'm taking Tiffany&Co as an example because today I will talk again about USGoBuy and the possibilities they offer to their customers. So, let's say you want to order a necklace from Tiffany but you don't happen to live in USA. How will you solve that problem? 


Let's start with one simple question. What is a package forwarding company? It is a company that enables their customers to order items that would otherwise be inaccessible. It basically means that if you want to buy items (everything expect illegal stuff obviously) from USA, you can do it now in a perfectly legal and safe way. This company enables you to purchase whatever you want from USA. Feel free to read site's FAQ  to learn everything there is to know.


The way package forward works is the following. First you register with this site (here) and you get your USA mailing address, that is you are given a free US address.What is the purpuse of this address? To allow you to order things from USA brands that do not ship outside the USA. For example, you wish to order a necklace from Tiffany&Co. You will go the official site of Tiffany and you will select what you want. Basically, you will do your online shopping in the usual way, just instead of entering your own address, you will enter the address they gave you. The package will arrive to that address, that is, their warehouse. They provide you with a service of third party shipper.



Once the package has arrived, you will be notified by mail. All you have to do is pay the shipping fee. You can calculate the shipping fee on their site (here). Naturally, you can do this before shopping the item you want  to make sure that you're in agreement with the price. There is no hidden fee or additional costs. This company works with DHL Express, Fedex and USPS.

So, here it is. Shopping becomes easier every day. Even ordering from countries that do not ship worldwide has became a walk in the park. How to shop internationally with the help of an package forwarding company? You shop as you do usually, using whatever method of payment you prefer. As I have explained, all you need to do is register with US.Go.Buy and use their services. They provide you with a free USA address and inform you once the package has arrived. You pay them the shipping fee and that is that.  It doesn't cost you anything to register with them and the shopping cost is something that can be calculated.


*post sponsored by US_Go_Buy. All the images used belong to them and/or to Tiffany&Co.


srijeda, 28. listopada 2015.

A necklace that I gave away.....Ogrlica koju sam poklonila....

Mostar city. There is always something new to discover in this city. Some area, neighbourhood or a view that I haven't found out about yet. While I'm making those discoveries, I like to carry a book with me because, if you ask me, it is always a good time for reading. Today I would like to recommend to you a novel by Thomas Mann. Its original title (in German ) is Der Erwählte. If I'm correct (or better to say, if wikipedia is correct) in English it is translated as The Holy Sinner. It is a really fascinating novel. Its postmodernist irony and intertextuality mixes suprisingly well with its spiritual theme.

Grad Mostar. Tu se uvijek može otkriti nešto novo. Neko područje, susjedstvo ili pogled koji još nisam otkrila. Dok se bavim otkrivanjem, volim ponijeti s sobom neku knjigu, zato jer ako mene pitate, uvijek je dobro vrijeme za čitanje. Danas bih vam preporučila doista zanimljiv roman Izabranik Thomasa Manna. Iznenađujuće je koliko se dobro njegova postmodernistička ironija i intelektualnost slaže s duhovnom temom. Uživala sam čitajući ga i to je najbolja preporuka koju mogu dati. Svakako imajte na umu ovaj roman preveden kao Izabranik ( u orginalu je Der Erwählte.) 



Necklace/ogrlica: my creation, moja kreacija
pants/hlače: borrowed from husband, posuđene od muža
shoes/cipele: Peko
rest/ostalo: no name, nije markirano
DIY necklace/ ogrlica moj ručni rad

 Have you read anything by Thomas Mann? If you answer is yes....What novels by Thomas Mann have you read so far? I only read one of his novels, the infamous Death in Venice but I surely plan to read more of his works.


Jeste li  čitali Thomasa Manna i ako jeste, što ste  od njega čitali? Začudo, ja sam dosada pročitala samo Smrt u Veneciji, ali uskoro se bacam i na druga djela.  





 I immenesly enjoyed reading it and that is the best book recommendation I can give. I really don't have to say anything about the author, he is quite famous, isn't he? Sometimes I think it is actually not a good thing for a writer to achieve that status of a legend, because it makes people read them in a different way....When something, any art piece really,  is proclaimed to be a masterfiece, we often stop reacting on it on an intimate level. On some level,  we're so anxious to concur to society options that we don't reallly open our heart to art anymore. I sometimes wonder whether some isolated tribe member from Amazona would not better be able to comprehend Mona Lisa than your average person who has been bombared by the images of Mona Lisa so often it had became a sort of background noise, something akin to brand logo, something we take for granted. The power of brands lies precisely on our human weakness to take things for granted and believe we know something if we can name it. This weakness of ours allows brands to influence our subconsciousness. This human need to know things by naming them is not always a bag thing, this world is a complex place and our brain need shortcuts to keep us from going mad, but it is exactly this creation of mental shortcuts that is catastrofic for understanding of art.

O piscu ne moram ništa posebno reći, svi znaju za njega, zar ne? Mislim da je za pisce nekada i nedostatak kada dostignu taj status legende jer ih onda ljudi ne čitaju na isti način. Kad nešto, bilo kakvo umjetničko djelo, doživi status remek djela , često ih prestajemo doživljavati na intimni način. Na nekoj razini, toliko smo u potrebi da se složimo s mišljenjem društva da ne otvaramo svoje srce umjetnosti. Ponekad se pitam ne bi li neki izolirani član Amazonskoga plemena mogao bolje razumjeti Mona Lisu nego prosječna osoba koja je toliko bombardirana slikama Mona Lise da ona postaje buka u pozadini,  nešto kao znakovi marki, nešto za što podrazumijevamo. Na našoj ljudskoj slabosti pretpostavljanja da nešto znamo ako možemo povezati sliku s nekom riječju u našim glavama počiva snaga marki i njihov snažan utjecaj na našu podsvijest. Nije to uvijek loše, svijet je složeno mjesto i naš mozak treba prečice da ne bismo poludjeli, ali upravo je to stvaranje mentalnih prečaca katastrofalno za shvaćanje umjetnost. 



DIY necklace


We are instructed to respect the artistic achievements of human kind. However, how can you truly respect them if you have never questioned them? How can we respect something that we have never really thought about? If we have never formed our own opinion about something, just copied pasted that of the society, than how can we possibly talk about respecting something? It is better to honestly admit to not understanding something. I think the worst we can do to any art work is to take it for granted. The fact is that you might have seen Mona Lisa a thousand times but you have never REALLY seen it....and isn't that just the saddest thing? This doesn't have to mean that you have to be into painting, art or anything of the sort. What I'm trying to say is that the ability to think is something that needs to be developed. It seems to me that too often we're too busy surviving and adopting ourselves to this chaotic life than we forgot how important is to think with our own head.

Uče nas da poštujemo umjetničke dosege ljudskog društva. Međutim, kako ih možemo doista poštovati ako nismo nikada doista razmislili o njima? Kako možemo poštovati nešto o čemu nismo doista promišljali? Ukoliko nikada nismo oblikovali svoje mišljenje o nečemu, nego samo kopirali mišljenje društva, kako možemo doista poštovati nešto? Bolje je jednostavno priznati da nešto ne razumijemo. Mislim da je najgore što možemo učiniti nekom umjetničkog djelu je uzeti ga za gotovo. Činjenica je da ste možda vidjeli Mona Lisu tisuću puta, ali je niste nikada DOISTA vidjeli...i zar to nije nešto najtužnije? Ne mora vas uopće zanimati slikarstvo, umjetnost ili išta slično....Što pokušavam reći je da se sposobnost mišljenja mora razvijati.  Čini mi se da smo prečesto previše zauzeti preživljavanjem i prilagođavanjem kaotičnom životu da često zaboravljamo kako je važno misliti svojom glavom. 



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necklace/ogrlica: my creation, moja kreacija
pants/hlače: borrowed from husband, posuđene od muža
shoes/cipele: Peko
rest/ostalo: no name, nije markirano





necklace/ogrlica: my creation, moja kreacija
pants/hlače: borrowed from husband, posuđene od muža
shoes/cipele: Peko
rest/ostalo: no name, nije markirano

utorak, 27. listopada 2015.

I love Autumn (details from my home)/ Volim jesen (detalji iz moga doma)

 It has been a while since my last  feature 'details from my home'. This time I'm posting about some of my DIY Autumn decorations but I've also included a few of my new illustrations. Enjoy!

Prošlo je dosta vremena od zadnje serije "detalji iz moga doma". Ovog puta objaviti ću neke jesenje dekoracije koje sam sama napravila, ali sam uključila i par mojih novih ilustracija. Uživajte!
DIY Autumn decorations






detail from my oil painting Assisi/ detalj s moje slike Assisi, ulje na platnu


fashion illustration/ modna ilustracija

Detail from my oil painting/ detalj s moga ulja na platnu

DIY Autumn decoration

moja jesenja dekoracija


 


currently reading....trenutno čitam......


my fashion illustration/ moja modna ilustracija
my illustration/ moja ilustracija

nedjelja, 25. listopada 2015.

Close to the edge/ Blizu ruba

Don't worry. I have no intention of jumping in. It is just that I've always been attracted to cliffs and chasms. Perhaps I had been a poet of romanticism in my past life. This could be called a 'blogger off duty' outfit. It is what I wear when I go hiking when I have enough sense to wear something appropriate for that activity (which is not always the case, I've been known to go hiking in skirts, and boots with high heels). Love for fashion and clothes is so much more than a simple dressing up. It is what makes us always want to try new things. It is what makes us wear clothes that might not even look flattering on us but that make us happy. In its pure form, love for clothes and fashion is a form of creativity. I'm sure my blogger friends realize that as well. Any real love has its dept, so there is really nothing superficial about love for clothes.

Ne brinite se. Nemam nikakvu namjeru baciti se unutra. Radi se samo o me da su me uvijek privlačile litice. Možda sam u prošlom životu bila pjesnik romantizma. Ova kombinacija bi se mogla smatrati onim što nosim "kada nisam na dužnosti". To obučem kada sam dovoljno prisebna za nositi nešto prikladno za šetnju i pješačenje prirodom (što nije uvijek slučaj, znala sam ići pješačiti u suknjama i čizmama s visokom petom).  Ljubav prema modi i odjeći je puno više od jednostavnog dotjerivanja. To je nešto što nas navodi da isprobamo nove stvari. To je nešto što nas tjera da nosimo odjeću koja nam možda i ne pristaje, ali koja nas čini sretnima. U svojom čistom obliku, ljubav prema odjeći i modi je oblik kreativnosti. Sigurna sam da to moje kolege i kolegice blogeri shvaćaju. Svaka prava ljubav ima svoju dubinu, pa zapravo nema ništa površno u ljubavi prema odjeći.




Speaking of clothes, there is one new clothing item in my closet and that is this turtleneck sweater. When it comes to shopping, I shop at the speed of a very slow turtle that is I buy only a few items every year. Getting free clothes made me shop even less often. Anyway, recently, I've been to Mana and bought a few sweaters on a discount from an old collection. I may have written on my blog that it is a Croatian brand, but really it is not. It is an international brand as I learned when I did some research. I started frequenting it more often since my mother managed to find jeans there....that is a real feat for her since she is a very tall and slender woman and she always struggles with finding the right jeans or pants for her. Here is the link to their Croatian site but I can't put the link to the item because it is from an old collection. I'm not sure should I even put links when that is the case. If you're going to shop there, keep in mind that the sizes are larger than we're used on here.

Govoreći o odjeći, ima jedan novi odjevni komad u mom ormaru, a to je ova debela dolčevita. Kada je kupovina u pitanju, brza sam kao kornjača, a dobivanje besplatne odjeće me učinilo još manje produktivnom u tom smislu. Kakogod, nedavno sam svratila do Mane i kupila sam par džempera na popustu iz stare kolekcije. Možda sam na blogu napisala da je to hrvatska marka, ali zapravo nije, kako sam shvatila kada sam provjerila, to je izgleda međunarodna marka. Počela sam tamo ići češće kada je moja majka uspjela za sebe pronaći tamo traperice, što je pravi pothvat jer je vrlo visoka i vitka, pa joj je teško pronaći traperice ili hlače za sebe. Evo poveznice to hrvatske verzije stranice, ali ne mogu staviti link do dolčevite jer je iz stare kolekcija. Nisam sigurna bi li trebala uopće stavljati poveznice u tom slučaju, ali eto ako nekog zanima i imajte na umu da su veličine veće nego što smo mi ovdje navikli.

 














The fact that I like to make my own autumn decorations  will probably come as no surpise to readers of my blog. One of the ways to make one own autumn decorations is simply by collecting dry flowers and leaves. Have you ever tried doing that? Would you like to see how I do it? I admit I'm asking just to seem polite, whereas I already have a post prepared.

Činjenica da sama volim raditi jesenje dekoracije vjerojatno neće iznenaditi mja čitatelje. Jedan od načina za pravljenje istih je jednostavno skupljanje suhog cvijeća i lišća. Jeste li to ikad pokušali činiti? Želite li vidjeti kako ja to činim? Priznajem, pitam vas to samo iz pristojnosti, a u biti već imam objavu spremnu.




Mostar in the background/ Mostar u pozadini

sweatshirt with a hoodie/ gornji dio trenerke s kapuljačom:no name
turtleneck/dolčevita: Mana (ali iz stara kolekcija /but from an old collection)
jogging pants/ donji dio trenerke: no name
sneakers/ tenisice: