Modaodaradosti is a blog whose aim is to celebrate all things beautiful. Literally translated, moda oda radosti means ' fashion, an ode to joy' and that sums up the philosophy behind this blog pretty well. Devoted to finding joy and meaning in everyday things, modaodaradosti is always evolving.
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Do my wings look too big? Jesu li mi krila prevelika?
Do my wings look too big?
Jesu li mi krila prevelika?
This little sketch came to be when an idea came to my mind....It was when I thought how ridiculous it would seem if you had an angel second guessing her/his/its (pick the pronoun you prefer) most prominent feature- the wings. However, isn't that what most people do on daily basis? Question and second guess the way they look? Complain about the way their body looks like?
What fascinates me in today's world is that somehow everyone is made to feel bad about the way they look. No matter your body type or size, there is constant presumption that you have to change something in order to look good and be attractive. However, this ideal body seems elusive at best. How can we define it? If one is skinny one is constantly suspected of suffering from some kind of eating disorder. You are always reminded what a bad example you are for others and made to feel guilty....and if you're not skinny than you must be doing something wrong.
We're bombarded with diets, working out regimes and so on...and while I would agree that human body needs some kind of physical activity, I think that the idea that we must train like athletes to be healthy is not quite logical. I read an article that stated that many woman from so called developed countries are actually becoming underweight in an effort to be healthy. Most of them truly believes what they read, they believe that loosing weight will make them healthier. (There are also those that lose weight because they have an eating disorder but that is another issue, albeit a very serious one) Having in mind the amount of people who are starving because they had the misfortune of being born poor, this is a really sad fact.
Therefore, I concluded that this sketch could serve as a lovely metaphor. What we focus on and what we believe in plays an important role in our lives. Ask yourself: "How do I feel? What is my energy level? How am I copying with stress? What can I do to increase the quality of your life? Is there anything I could do to be healthier?" Don't ask yourself: " Is some part of my body too big or too small?" If the question is wrong, the answer cannot be right. Before every answer, there must come the right question. Somehow I have a feeling that often we forget that.
How to style a gold metallic dress for transitional weather? Today I have an outfit proposal that answers that question. I styled my metallic wrap dress with brown boots, a white and brown bag and a tartan blazer. The blazer has some gold treads so I thought it would be a good match for the dress. Besides, I like the idea of pairing a metallic dress with tartan. It looks more interesting that way. I was never one to shy away from patterns. This outfit can be worn both as everyday and night wear. The golden touches make this outfit look more dressed up, and heelless boots make it appropriate for day wear. If you want to glam an outfit like this one, all you need is a pair of high heels.
Metallic dress looks more tricky than it really is. Styling a metallic dress, for example, isn't that hard. As always look for colours and tones that suit your skin tone. Pair your metallic item with other items you like to wear or go for a full metallic look. If you don't feel comfortable en…
Is anything as lovely as a sunny spring day? I missed reading outdoors, I can tell you that. Sitting on a bench on a nice spring day, with a nice book in one's lap, now that has to be one of the greatest pleasures in life. Speaking of reading, March has been a good reading month so far. As loyal I am to my favourite writers, I also love to discover new ones. I try to read at least one new author every month. This March I read two American authors for the first time: Kurt Vonnegut and John Green. Naturally I heard about them before. Both of them are quite well know, but this March marked my first introduction to these two. They are not the only 'new' writers I tried this month, but more about that some other time. Earlier this month, I read Kurt's Player Piano and Green's Fault in Our Stars. I liked Player Piano much more that Fault in Our Stars but I was kind of expecting that. I'm happy I read both, though. It is just that Kurt's writing is more my cup of…
One of more puzzling trends for Spring must be: the bath robe trend. It exists in many shapes and forms. Just like regular bath robes, these coats are made of different materials and come in different styles. Bath robe coats can give different vibes, from luxurious to relaxed ones. These bath robe coats sometimes come in silk and satin, while at other times they are made of wool or cotton. There was some confusion when the bath robe coat first appeared on the runaway. It was actually a few years ago, this is not the first season that it was introduced. However, this season we're seeing it around quite a bit, with a lot of celebrities choosing to wear this trend.
What to make of this trend? Will the bath robe trend become the new trench coat? It is hard to say. Nevertheless, it is easy to see the appeal of the bath robe trend. Coats cuts in this style are typically very cozy and comfy. If they are made from warmer materials, they make for perfect transitional pieces. If you'r…