Flori de Mai

Flori de Mai

Flori de Mai

Ma iubeste, nu ma iubeste. Nicio alta floare nu a fost mai des folosita ca simbol pe parcursul istoriei. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, “floarea alba aurita”, era in Antichitate floarea dedicata lui Artemis, zeita protectoare a femeilor.

Numele romanesc margareta corespunde cu cel francez (marguerite) si german (Margareten). Popular i se mai spune margarita, iar regional este numită aurata sau ochiul-boului.

La final am ales cateva articole vestimentare care sa va inspire pentru tinutele de vara.

Iata alte cateva legende despre margarete culese de pe internet:

Asirienii foloseau margaretele in medicina primitiva ca un leac pentru vindecarea afectiunilor ochilor, dar aveau si credinta ca un amestec de margarete presate si ulei ar putea readuce culoarea naturala a parului, facand sa dispara firele albe.

Ace de par cu ornamente in forma de margarete, vechi de peste 2000 de ani, au fost descoperite de catre arheologi in palatul din Minos. Numeroase flori de margarete erau pictate pe ceramica antica din Egipt si din alte culturi din Orientul Mijlociu.

Denumirea ei in engleza este „Daisy”, ce deriva din day’s eye, adica „Ochiul zilei”. Daisy este numele personajului feminin principal din romanul Marele Gatsby, un personaj emblematic pentru stilul si eleganta caracteristice epocii jazz din anii 1920.

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TGH Black Friday

TGH Black Friday

TGH Black Friday

Viata are un fel neasteptat de a te surprinde atunci cand te astepti mai putin. Oricat de mult te-ai stradui sa continui pe un drum prestabilt de tine sau de altii, esti redirectionat pe rute mai placute sau mai putin placute, mai lungi sau mai scurte, mai grele sau mai usoare. Locul care iti este stabilit va fi de cele mai multe ori diferit de locul imaginat de tine. Nimeni nu va sti sa iti spuna cat va dura calatoria sau cat de grele vor fi rutele ocolitoare. Trebuie sa te inarmezi cu rabdare si incredere ca viata te va duce in locul in care trebuie sa ajungi.

In aceeasi masura, persoanele si lucrurile care iti sunt destinate isi fac drum catre tine singure. Lasand la o parte partea poetica a postarii, exemplul concret este rochia din imagini. Culoarea, desi este una dintre favoritele mele, nu a fost prima alegere. Insa rochia m-a ales pe mine, asa ca in ziua in care am purtat-o mi-am dat seama ca nu as fi putut face o alegere mai buna. Croiala o face potrivita atat unui eveniment formal, unui “cocktail party”, sau unei tinute office.

Modelul face parte din colectia TGH Fashion dedicata “Black Friday” si va fi disponibila online incepand cu data de 13 noiembrie. Colectia este adresata atat tinutelor casual, cat si celor de eveniment.

Preturile produselor vor varia intre 99 si 299 Lei!

Astept momentul in care voi putea sa o port cu o pereche de pantofi nude sau sandale cu barete transparente. Daca vreau sa sparg monotonia culorilor voi folosi accesorii verde crud. O pereche de cizme statement pot duce tinuta intr-o zona mai “edgy”.


P.S.: Nu uitati sa mergeti la vot!

Ready, Steady, Summer!

Pomegranate: Hi Juice! What's up? Are you ready for Summer?

Juice: Hi Pom! I sure am! I've got my belly full with cherries, strawberries and raspberries and now I am waiting for the grapes to ripen!

Pomegranate: Haha, you're funny! I was not talking about food, I meant the other word that starts with F, Fashion!

Juice: Ah, ok! Kind of... I have switched to lighter fabrics and shorter versions but I am not sure that I have the right accessories. You know that the accessories are the most important items! They can make the outfit look better...or worse!

Pomegranate: You got that one right! I am crazy about this summer's accessories, so I might have some suggestions.

Pomegranate: First and foremost I am totally in love with the Jacquemus ginormous hat! And I am not the only one. A lot of insta-famous bloggers have already added it to their summer attire! The oversized hat trend though is in total contradiction with the mini bag also depicted in Simon Porte's SS'18 collection.

Pomegranate: In case you don't have a tiny pair of sunglasses in your collection, please add one asap. But do not invest too much in such a pair, as I am afraid that this trend will soon end its moment of glory.

Pomegranate: The materials used for this year's accessories are trying to bring us closer to nature through rattan, bamboo, raffia, jutta, net bags, belts or earrings. The bag in earthy shades of brown and nude is also a favourite for most designers (check out the versions from Loewe, Staud, Chloe, Louis Vuitton and Stella McCartney).

Pomegranate: The star bag of this season is the round shaped one. I find it very practical and easy to adapt to any look. I am also a fan of the other geometric sculptured bags: square, pentagon or triangle. Also trending are the net bags, beaded bags, see through bags, logo bags, shopping bags and basket bags. I am ending the bag list with one of my favourite, the colour block, cartoon-esque, embellished bags inspired by the ones seen at D&G, Gucci and Prada.

Pomegranate: In terms of shoes I have at least two interesting suggestions. The transparent PVC shoes and the ugly sneakers. I am into the sneakers seen at Prada and Louis Vuitton. You can find budget friendly versions at Adidas or Nike Airmax. As for the transparent trend, you can either opt for a long version, but only on chilly summer evenings, or a short one a la Balmain. I am also digging the transparent heels from Prabal Gurung or Mango and the mules from Aquazuarra, Jimmy Choo, Prada and Manolo Blahnik.

Pomegranate: Earrings News-Flash: the oversized trend is going strong. I am obsessed with the pearl spiral version seen at Y/Project. I am also a fan of some other versions: golden earrings seen at Versace, the tropical vibes at Dolce and Gabbana, the mismatched earrings (see YSL), transparent earrings (see Chanel), geometrical shaped (see Roksanda, Isabel Marant, Missoni) & all time favourite hanging chandeliers (see YSL, D&G).

Pomegranate: Last but not least, don't forget to cover your head! Trending are not only straw hats and pastel caps (see Versace), but also turbans, casques (see Prada, Chanel), cowboy & fisherman hats (see Versace), and berets (see Dior). My personal favourite is the visor hat! J'adior the visor!

Pomegranate: Enjoy your Summer!

Juice: Right on!

matching sets

Game, Set, Matching Sets

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Pomegranate: Hey Juice! What have you been up to lately? I haven't heard anything from you for a while.

Juice: Howdy Pom! I have taken some time off. It was somehow unexpected so I did not have time to inform anyone around me. How are you?

Pomegranate: Good for you! I love time-offs, especially during spring. It's a fun way to anticipate summer activities. I have been involved in some projects that made me keep a low profile. But now I am looking forward to the summer events, festivals and sports competitions included! I am a huge fan of the Roland Garros tennis tournament. I have always associated it with summer and eating cherries. Do you also enjoy watching tennis?

Juice: Yes, of course! I used to play tennis when I was a kid. My favourite back then was Pete Sampras, but now I think that Rafael Nadal is the master of the clay!

Pomegranate: I could not agree more! I am also thinking of updating my wardrobe with some festival outfits. Good vibes attached. 

Juice: I might have an interesting suggestion! I know that it's usually the other way round but during my recent trip I have developed an affinity for matching sets. I think that they are the perfect holiday must pack items. I mean if you want to travel light when you are on a two weeks holiday you can pack three matching sets in similar colours and you are ready to go!

Pomegranate: Great idea! I actually love matching sets and I have seen some interesting ones in the most recent collections. But don't you think that you might get bored of combining the sets in your holiday?

Juice: Now that you mention it, I think that the risk is high.  You are right, as usual. What do you suggest adding to the light pack if I want to keep the matching sets?

Pomegranate: Keep the matching sets and add some basics like a pair of short jeans, a white/black top and a slip dress that will save you when you want to feel all dressed up. Oh and let's not forget this season's latest obsession, the jumpsuit! You need to add it to your wardrobe asap!

Juice: Thanks for the tips. I will scan the latest collections to see if I can find a suitable jumpsuit . Do you think that jumpsuits look good on all body types?

Pomegranate: It's easier if you choose a simple wide leg jumpsuit. Do not go for prints or slim fits if you are not feeling comfortable or confident wearing them. Remember that nothing is forbidden in fashion, it's all about the right attitude!

Juice’s Choice:

vacanta in puglia

Travel in Fashion - Puglia & Cult Gaia

You can check my comprehensive guide to Puglia in my other article!

Travel in fashion – Puglia & Cult Gaia, is the first part of a series that will combine uprising brands with ‘hot’ travel destinations. Before I started writing this series, I was thinking that it would be nice to share with you information about interesting brands from all over the world that I had came across.

But soon afterwards I realised that nowadays it is a pretty difficult task for one to share new information concerning anything, because everything is just one click away, thanks to the internet. So I want to make it more interesting by associating the “newfoundbrand” with a travel destination.

Cult Gaia

I have chosen the L.A. based brand because ever since I found out about it I could not help imagining how all the bags and clothing items would fit in a Puglian landscape, more exactly a Puglian Masseria. Seeing them, I remembered about our holiday in the aforementioned region of Italy, when we were lucky enough to stay for three nights at Masseria Corte Degli Asini (Link). At first I was not sure if I wanted to give up on the comfort provided by a hotel or something similar, but when I started reading more about the italian ‘Masseria’, I regretted that we could not stay there more. FYI, a masseria is a restored farmhouse from Puglia, similar to a “hacienda”. You can find more information here: Link

Tip 1: If you want to spend your holiday in the northern part of Puglia, you should choose an accommodation with a swimming pool, as the shores are pretty rocky and if you are visiting in July-August, the small beaches will be over-crowded like you’ve never seen before.

Tip 2: If you are looking for an over the top accommodation, I recommend a stay at the magnificent Borgo Egnazia: Link

Masseria Corte degli Asini (Link) has the perfect combination for a traditional Puglian experience: amazing architecture and furnishings, a beautiful swimming pool; a delectable green garden; an inside garden where you can organise events like engagement/birthday parties, weddings, special celebrations; free bikes that you can ride through their olive trees plantations, etc.

You can also have access to a typical Puglian culinary feast, if you let them know beforehand that you will serve the meal at the Masseria. Beware that there will be a lot of delicious food involved! Breakfast is served in the refurnished old mill where the assinelli were putting the wheels in motion in order to turn olives into oil. Also, if the sky is clear you can see the Adriatic Sea in the distance.

Masseria Corte Degli Asini is a great base for exploring the surrounding attractions such as: Alberobello (Trulli Land), Martina Franca, Cisternino, Locorotondo or Ostuni (the White City from the top of the hill, a real gem for any tourist. If you want to have dinner in any of its beautiful restaurants, you need to make a reservation a few days ahead.). Also, Masseria Corte Degli Asini is situated 8 km from the sea, and the beautiful beach of Rosa Marina.

Let’s talk about Cult Gaia. I think that there is no better way to describe them than what is written at their “About” section: Cult Gaia designs beautiful heirloom items that will live in your closet forever. I look up to the fashion brands that have a clear vision on what they want to create.

Cult Gaia rose to fame in 2016 by creating an item that was instantly hunted by almost everyone in the fashion world, the Ark bag. Priced at 128$, the bag was considered an affordable luxury item, so it became an instant hit. The next year, the bag was reinvented by switching from bamboo to acrylic. Their ready to wear collection is pretty new, dating from spring 2017.

The items that really caught my eye were the most recent ones from spring 2018 and some from the fall 2017. I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of something beautiful and that their collections will get better and better each season.

N.B.: I am not sure if the shooting of the most recent Cult Gaia collection took place in Italy, but the background resembles an Italian farmhouse.

Finally, why associate Cult Gaia with a Puglian Masseria?

1. The earthy colours resemble the rich brown and red soil found in the region;

2. The orange and yellow items remind you of the warm rays of sun that embrace the rough shores;

3. The navy pieces are perfect for exploring the sea and its secret coves;

4. The green combinations not only remind you of the magnificent olive trees plantations, but are the perfect outfits for a romantic dinner by the sea.

5. The rattan accessories (bags, bracelets, earrings) set the mood for the beautiful sand and stone painted Masseria setting.

So, if you are thinking of visiting Puglia anytime soon, any of these items will get along harmoniously with the surroundings.


More Lavender, Please

They say that Scorpios tend to be obsessive. I reckon that it’s true; mostly when it comes to fashion. Each season, based on the current trends, mood-boards and personal intuition I obsess on a colour.

Last summer it was shades of green, this summer will be lavender and shades of purple. I admit that one of lavender’s cousins, lilac, has always been a favourite of mine, as I was growing up in my grandparents garden. They usually sprung around Easter, so I have always associated them with that time of the year.

Another flower, the iris, is also a personal favourite. Too bad that once you cut them, they won’t last. By the way, look at the iris to see what a beautiful combination purple and yellow make.

Speaking of interesting combinations, did you ever try to combine purple and red? You would be surprised of the visual effect that they have, when worn together. Same goes for green and purple. Also, combinations of lavender and pink, purple and fuchsia, or turquoise and purple create a classy attire.

Let’s not forget about fields of  sweet violets or hyacinths in the spring, or endless fields of lavender in the summer. They will not only make the perfect background for your perfect shot, but also seduce you with their scent.

Last but not least, ultra violet has been chosen the colour of the year for 2018 by Pantone, so if you did not have enough reasons to give it a try, maybe this argument will convince you.

My top choices for SS’18 are the silver – lavender reflections slip dress from Ralph Lauren, the lavender top from Reformation, the metallic asymmetrical dress from Alexandre Vauthier, the floral dress from Ulla Johnson, and the oversized dress from Rosie Assoulin.

P.S.: I actually also love all the Reformation dresses, but that goes for all colours and shapes.

More reasons to choose lavender:

orange delivery

Orange Delivery

orange delivery

Juice: Hey! I've heard that neon colours, especially orange, are making a comeback!

Pomegranate: Yes, I know. I've seen it in the spring summer 2018 collections and the street style icons have already adopted the trend.

orange delivery

Juice: Really? I have always thought that neon colours are difficult to wear. I am reluctant when it comes to buying neon clothes. It's very easy to get it wrong and receive a negative review from the "fashion police".

Pomegranate: You are somehow right. You need to have courage in order to wear neon. If you have what it takes, you can take some inspiration from Jeremy Scott and Moschino. But, if you want to play it safe, you can choose to wear only one item in neon, and never wear more than one bright colour head to toe. Oh, and don't over accessorise your outfit.

orange delivery

Juice: Thanks for the tips. Do you have in mind any SS'18 neon outfits that might convince me to wear neon?

Pomegranate: Of course! My favorites are the bright orange, flowy Akris dress and the comics inspired Prada jacket. You will be in the spotlight thanks to the colour and their design.

Juice: You're always two steps ahead, I wonder how you manage to do it.

Pomegranate: Haha, it's called fashion sixth sense! And anyway, I have always loved neon orange. I have actually bought an orange dress last summer, so I am looking forward to wearing it again this summer.


Juice: You were right with orange. I feel like I am going to wear it all spring and summer long! I have already put my eye on some items.

Pomegranate: I told you so! Orange is the type of colour that grows on you. Let me see what you've found.

trenduri de primavara

5 trenduri de care ne vom reindragosti in primavara


Unul dintre cele mai iubite imprimeuri revine in prim plan sub forma pantalonilor. Nu-ti fie teama sa iesi in evidenta alegand un imprimeu in culori puternice precum galben sau portocaliu! Anul acesta, cand vorbim despre tartan, mesajul este “more is more”.  Daca vrei totusi sa mergi pe directia clasica, alege un model alb/ecru cu dungi negre/gri. Accesorizeaza-ti tinuta cu o pereche de cercei statement.

Tricourile cu mesaj

Daca credeai ca ai scapat de tricourile vedeta ale verii trecute, te-ai inselat. Si nu ne pare rau, deoarece sunt versatile si pot fi purtate in multe combinatii. Rock, Sport, Casual si lista poate continua. Alege un mesaj care te reprezinta si striga-l in gura mare.

trenduri de primavara

Fustele creion

Un clasic caruia ii place lumina reflectoarelor. O reteta de succes a tinutelor office. Fusta creion nu trebuie sa lipseasca din garderoba vreunei femei moderne. Este un element care ne poate salva in diminetile in care ne grabim si tinuta pregatita anterior nu ne mai place. Indrazneste sa optezi pentru un model din material metalic sau transparent, daca o porti in afara orelor de munca.


De cativa ani, designerii ne indeamna sa trecem peste barierele legate de imprimeuri. Nu exista imprimeuri ce nu pot fi purtate impreuna, mai ales cand paleta de culori ne permite.  Buline & dungi, flori & dantela, animal print & paiete? Podiumul le apartine celor care au curajul sa incerce. Cu siguranta nu vei fi o aparitie usor de uitat.

Gentile in jurul soldului

Un trend care si-a facut aparitia timid in trecut, ia amploare anul acesta. De data eceasta este mai indraznet si asociat unor tinute mai elegante sau boeme. Geanta in jurul soldului nu este un acessoriu ce poate fi purtat doar la un festival sau o alergare in parc. Este un element versatil si usor de manevrat care poate fi luat la birou sau la un cocktail party. Fii indrazneata si poart-o alaturi de o rochie cu paiete sau un costum smart.

The Greatest Joys in Life

The greatest joys in Life are the ones that cannot be measured. They are like the drops of water in the oceans or the grains of sand in the deserts. Let us not confuse them with measurable possessions. Most of the time we are not aware of their presence, or at least not until something extraordinary happens. For some it might be the colour of the trees in the autumn, the smell of coffee in the morning or the gentle embrace of someone you love. Which one are you?