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Painting of the day (choker necklace) / Slika dana (ogrlica uz vrat)

EN Accessories are important. Do you agree? What are your favourite accessories? How do you feel about the choker necklace trend? Do you think it will soon end or will it stay for a while more? Or perhaps evolve into something else? Sometimes fashion is less about drastic changes and more about one clothing item evolving into something else. Why do we have trends at all? Probably to bring in a bit of change in our life. Sometimes I wonder whether it is really our need for a change (i.e. for spicing things up) or is just our nature to reflect change that is always present in the world?

Trends are by no means limited to fashion. There are furniture trends, literary trends, music trends,  photography trends etc. Sometimes it is quite easy to connect these trends with certain historical or political events, but sometimes things are a bit more complex. Moreover, once in a while there is something wonderfully mysterious and refreshing about trends. At times it is really about some individual coming up with something creative and wonderful. Today fashion is more global. In one way it is fantastic because we have this feeling of connection. However, the downside is that many original ideas are suppressed by globalization. This is a fascinating subject for sure. Perhaps I'll write more about it in future.

Anyhow, most trends don't simply disappear, rather they change gradually. For example, last year it was all about flare sleeves and this year it is all about 'sleeves' drama. Sleeves with ruffles, asymmetrical sleeves, sleeves with different kind of flares- those that are a cut out. Different interpretations of 'sleeve drama'. I will probably wait until the Spring (or until it gets warmer) to explore 'sleeve' interpretations ,because  it's rather cold and I don't really take my jacket off when I go outside (at times I even keep in on in doors). Perhaps I don't need to wait for Spring. I should be able to figure out how to wear this trend even in Winter.



HR Modni dodaci su važni? Slažete li se? Koji su vaši najdraži modni dodaci? Kako vam se sviđa trend ogrlica uz vrat? Mislite li da će ostati u trendu još neko vrijeme? Ili možda se prerasti u nešto malo drukčije? Ponekad se moda manje temelji na nekim dramatičnim promjenama, a više na tome da neki odjevni predmet preraste u nešto malo drugačije. Zašto uopće postoje trendovi? Vjerovatno da bi donijeli malo promjene u naše živote. Ponekad se pitam je li stvarno naša potreba za promjenom (to jest potreba da malo začinimo stvari) u pitanju ili je samo u našoj prirodi da budemo refleksija promjene koja je svakako uvijek prisutna u svijetu?

Trendovi nisu ograničeni na modu. Postoje trendovi u namještaju, književni trendovi, glazbeni trendovi, trendovi u fotografiji itd. Ponekad je poprilično lako povezati ove trendove s određenim povijesnim ili političkim trendovima, ali nekad su stvari dosta složenije. Nadalje, ponekad su trendovi divno tajnoviti i osvježavajući. Nekad se stvarno radi o nekom pojedincu koji se dosjetio nečega divnoga i kreativnoga. Danas je moda više globalna nego u prošlosti. S jedne strane to je sjajno jer nam daje osjećaj povezanosti. No, loša strana toga je što je globalizacija pritisla mnoge kreativne ideje. Ovo je zasigurno zanimljiva tema. Možda ću više o tome pisati nekad u budućnosti.

Uglavnom, većina trendova ne nestane preko noći, više je riječ o nekakvoj dugoj promjeni. Na primjer prošle godine sve se vrtilo oko rukava na zvono, a ove godine opet su rukavi u centru pozornosti. Rukavi s volanima, asimetrični romanti, rukavi na zvono, ali drugačijega kroja (ovoga puta u izrezanoj varijanti). Ja ću vjerovati čekati do proljeća (ili dok ne zatopli) da ih nosim jer je sada tako hladno da ne i skidam jaknu kada izađem (ponekad je nosim i unutra). Možda i ne trebam čekati proljeće. Trebala bi moći smisliti kako nositi ovaj trend i zimi.




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Ages ago (read high school), I used to make and design a lot of jewellery. Choker necklaces were a big part of my creations. They weren't as popular then as when I was in middle school, but I suppose I still liked them. In fact, I think I've always liked them. I remember when they became first popular. I preferred to layer them one on another back then- that was fun. You know seeing all those choker necklaces around  definitely brought some nineties nostalgia. Still, I don't wear choker necklaces that much. Perhaps because I see them everywhere and when you see too much of something....During the winter, I must admit that I'm more focused on winter accessories of the practical kind, like scarves and caps. However, Spring will be here before we know it, so we might as well prepare for it. 

Prije sto godina ( čitaj u srednjoj školi), običavala sam praviti i dizajnirati puno nakita. Tada su te ogrlice uz vrat bile veliki dio mojih kreacija. Tada nisu bile toliko popularne kao kada sam bila u višim razredima osnovne škole, ali moglo bi se reći da su mi se još uvijek sviđale. Zapravo su mi se uvijek sviđale. Sjećam se kada su tek postale popularne. Voljela sam iz nositi slojevito, jednu iznad druge- to je bilo zabavno. To što u zadnje vrijeme viđam takve ogrlice je sigurno ono što je probudilo malo nostalgije za devedestima.  No, ne nosim ih baš često. Možda jer ih stalno viđam uokolo, a kada se nešto previše viđa...Tijekom zime, moram priznati da sam više usmjerena za zimske modne dodatke koji su praktičnije prirode, kao što su šalovi i kape. No, proljeće će stić prije nego što se snađemo, pa se možemo za njega i pripremiti.

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Comments

  1. The choker trend is very popular right now. I received an email the other day, which featured some. I love the ones with the dainty charms on them.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  2. Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing your story, its so hard but it always helps when someone can relate xxx

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    1. yes, it is important to remember that many people have survived it- we must always try to be as positive as possible.

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  3. Very lovely drawing dear! love how you incorporate another medium in your artwork this time! when I was young, I used to be so obsessed about making my own jewelries too hahaha your artwork makes me feel! <3


    love lots,
    Tin

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  4. Sempre fantastici i tuoi disegni!
    Alessia
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    Kiss

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  5. I love the details. Very beautiful.

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  6. Chokers were my favorites when O was in college:)
    They glam up mostly your casual look when paired appropriately. But I guess they can go well with most kinds of outfits.

    I agree, Ivana! It is hard to flaunt your necklaces when it's so so cold outside. But I still go for the minimal ones :)
    I love your today's write-up.

    xo
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  7. Great Illustration! Also the Choker trend looks gorgeous :)

    kisses

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  8. Que legal sua ilustração adorei o colar.
    Estou te seguindo, retribui?
    Beijos
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  9. You are a great artist:) Bautiful illustarion:)

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  10. Prelepo Ivanice! Jako mi se dopadaju ovakvi crteži kada se poigraš sa kamenčićima i sličnim detaljima.

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  11. Da, trendovi su svakako zanimljiva i opširna tema. Ima tu svega, i dobrog, i lošeg, a drago mi je što si spomenula da nisu ograničeni samo na modu. Mene lično najviše fascinira ta moć transformacije koja stoji iza njih. Ponekad dođe do neke nagle promene ali se ona posle uglavnom stapa u nešto drugo gotovo neprimetno. Iako ne volim što se danas toliko priča o tome, s druge strane, da nije bilo revolucije u modi sa svim pratećim promenama, možda bismo i dalje nosile korsete i maksi haljine...
    Meni se takve ogrlice sviđaju ali iz nekog razloga im nisam dala šansu još uvek. Valjda nisam razmišljala u tom pravcu ili me je možda odbilo to što ih mnogi nose, mada verovatno utiče i to što kažeš da zimi nosimo manje takve stvari, a više šalove i slično. Možda na proleće :)
    Predivno si sve spojila i zaista me oduševi kad spojiš različite ideje u jendo. To je između ostalog ono što tvoju kreativnost i blog čini posebnim :)

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  12. i meni se čini da se nekad previše govori o trendovima, svaku sezonu dobijemo "popis za kupnju" i servira nam se što sve moramo kupiti, a i gdje. Baš zbog toga nekad izbjegavam tu temu, mada se tome pristupiti i na drugi način, pa povezati trendove i odjevne komade s društvenim prilikama. Puno je modnih trendova nastalo u vrijeme svjetskih ratova kada je nedostajalo i materijala i svačega pa su se žene snalazile na sve načine. O tome mi je zanimljivo čitati. No, to zahtjeva malo više istraživanja pa se većini to ne da. Tako da svi časopisi većinom pišu samo o must komadima sezone.

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  13. I prefer something a tiny bit longer NOW but I LOVED my black velvet choker necklace as a teen and one of those stretchy tattoo style ones!!!x

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  14. Ooo I love chocer necklaces :) :) . Have a lovely Saturday - Margot

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