Friday, November 28, 2008

Butterfly by Matthew Williamson for Debenhams

I was very sad when Matthew Williamson stoped making clothes for the brithish departement store Debenhams, and resumed its collection to only handbags. Nice, crazy, beautiful hanbags none of the less. Occasionally (around holidays) some other accessories (perfect as Xmas gifts) emerge: wallets, keychains, scarves.

Inspired by the announce of its upcomming collection for H&M i decided to pay Debenhams a visit, first online, and then for real, to see what's new.

And the new season bags are just gorgeous! Sadly, our Debenhams has not stocked yet any of the bags i can lust over online, but i am sure around Christmas all the fringed and tribal weave bags will be in store.

From the picture bellow, i only saw (and couldn't resist to buy) the set of 3 purple, pink, turquoise scattered gem bangles in store. They were nicely put in a gift box, and they look lovelier in person. I have a similar set from last year (made of metal that one) and i think it will be intersting to swap them and where them combined.

Must have: Long Cardigans

For some reasons, I don't own that much cardigans. I have maybe one or two boleros, which I wear mainly spring/fall, and 2-3 long sleeves cardigans. But this year I want to invest in some long cardigans, to wear them under long winter coats for an extra warm and comfort.

What to buy?
I am thinking that I need at least 3 long cardigans, to cover my entire wardrobe. One black, which I can adapt to a more sophisticated look. Then, one grey, because I have now so many grey pieces of clothing. At last, a vivid colorful one, probably pink, for a funky comfortable look.

Pink cardigan, GAP / Black & grey cardigans, Esprit

How do you style a long cardigan? I am sure that will be my next question, but first I got to check some in real stores, to see how they fit me. Perhaps they don't fit me well, so I will have to settle to classic length cardigans and save some money...

Watch my back!

* Helmut Lang sweater
* Zara blouse
* Penelope & Monica Cruz for Mango jeans
* custom made boots
* Karen Millen leather jacket
* cashmir scarf
* Roberto Cavalli for H&M bracelet
* suede gloves from Orsay

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ebay craziness!

I have some sort of a disease. I can't stop myself from searching on ebay, and of course finding some more gems that i have to have.

That is the biggest ebay phase so far. Usually i buy one specific thing, discover 2 or 3 more on the way, and that's it with ebay for at least one or 2 months. But now, pheew! i really cant stop because i am finding so many interesting things (my Olivia Morris blue velvet boots and some other random ebay finds were just the begining).

Today i received another package, and combined with those from last week, i gathered a small fortune of wonderful clothes:

* Roberto Cavalli small tote with feathers print
(just for the print)
* Fabulous top from Comme des Garcons with pom poms
* Comme des Garcons-Junya Watanabe shirt/jacket with open armpit
(both of them to complete my Comme des Garcons for H&M purchases)
* Stella McCartney for H&M chain bracelet
(i am always glad when i come across something from the collection Stella did for H&M as i was unable to attend the launch 3 years ago)
* flats from the Olivia Morris collection for faithsolo
(to add to the collection)
* Olivia Morris blue velvet boots
(love them! really nice addition to the collection! previously mentioned here)

More (and interesting) to come! Can't wait!

Oh! Oh! Matthew Williamson for H&M

Oh my god! I am still excited over the Comme des Garcons collection, still trying new ways of wearing the items i managed to buy, and H&M releases the name of the future designer collaboration.

Forget about Karl, Viktor & Rolf, Cavalli or Rei Kawakubo. This time, the guest designer is the one and only Matthew Williamson, my favorite designer ever. Reading the news, i instantly thought about all the joys my beloved Buttterfly by Matthew Williamson for Debenhams pink bag brought me.

The British designer whose colour-drenched collections always carry the promise of the sun said about its upcomming collection for H&M:
“It is an incredible opportunity to be working with H&M, creating a ‘Matthew Williamson for H&M’ capsule collection. I love the fact that H&M have created a new phenomenon in fashion through the pioneering concept of collaborating with high-end designers to create one-off limited edition capsule collections. I am thrilled that my creations for H&M will be accessible to and hopefully enjoyed by so many people around the world.“

Starting with an exclusive women’s fashion range at selected stores April 23, then continuing with the perfect men’s and women’s pieces for Summer available from mid-May in all H&M stores world wide. In an exclusive for H&M, Williamson will debut his first ever menswear pieces.

“Matthew has such a good eye and a way for working with prints that he mixes up in a new way. When he combines these things, you get a very contemporary London look. It’s for people who want to look special, but his clothes can also be worn in a nonchalant way- you can really play around with them. He is fantastic with piling on colour - it’s a very stylish collaboration for H&M, and very much in line with the way we’re thinking about fashion for spring/summer,” says Margareta van den Bosch, Creative advisor at H&M.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Man bags

I've finally convinced my husband to buy a man bag from Mango. But he didn't wear it yet, so i don't know if i fully succeded with my efforts.

What do you think about man bags?

1 Laptop bag, Gap
2 Small bag,
3,4 Leather bags, Mango

Sunday outfit

Sunday we went to our new apartament, to see how things are and what are we suppose to buy next (furniture!).

You can get a glimse of how our living room and kitchen will look, but when everything will be finished, i will take some better quality pictures.

Also, this was a weekend of debuting. Saturday night i bought the a la Balmain Zara jeans, and i decided to wear them right the next day.

* Gas jacket
* Zara jeans
* Zara belt
* Custo Barcelona tiger t-shirt
* Stefanel boots
* Marks&Spencer wild print scarf

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The debut of my leather pants

I finally decided to debut my new leather pants. I paired them with a puffy shoulder nectar colored top from Victoria's Secret.
As outerwear i opted for my deconstructed jacket by Comme des Garcons for H&M.
Interesting choice of clothes, don't you think? Tough leather pants, puffy pinky blouse and deconstructed jacket. Eh, well, i kinda like the combination.

* LaRedoute leather pants
* Victoria's Secret top
* Geox booties
* Comme des Garcons for H&M deconstructed zipper jacket

The pictures are from a store, where i tried on some Custo Barcelona clothes (my new favorite brand - more on that later). Too bad in Romania they have exorbitant prices (around 400 euro for a dress i saw online for 100$), so i ended up with only one t-shirt. I liked it a lot on shelves, and it kinda looked familiar when trying on. Only back home i remembered: it is the exact same t-shirt Jane from is wearing here.

Leather pants

I am obsessed for some time now of getting myself a nice pair of leather pants (ever since i found a pair of Versace brown leather pants at 300$ - from 1000$ and i left them in the store). Considering that i am not fashion model material, the pair of pants for me must be extremely well constructed, and fit me perfectly.

I searched everywhere in stores here in Bucharest, but no luck at all. Then and only then i turned to search online.
My instant love were the Alexander Mcqueen (1) leather skinny pants available on They seemed great, with interesting details - a perfect match with my taste. But the price was not at all a perfect match with my wallet, at 1900 euro even with discount they will be way out of my league. So i continued searching. ebay had nothing, and the second pair i like was on (2). The Kate Fit legging in leather seemed quite ok and almost what i wanted and at a match better price ($198). But it seems that everyone thought the same about those pants, because they were out of stock. That's when i remembered to search on my trusty shopping buddy, and here they were: from LaRedoute Creation(3), skinny, with a nice price and in stock.

Now i have them for some days already, and i am in doubt of how to wear them. Should i choose a shirt with ruffles? A graphic t-shirt? A sweater? And what about the jacket? Definetly not leather, i would love a denim short jacket, but i don't have it. Oh! How many dilemmas...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday at the office

* Stefanel boots
* See by Chloe skirt
* D&G bag
* Gold by Giles Deacon for new Look top
* Irina Schrotter jacket

Friday, November 21, 2008


Hoods, earflaps, caps or berets? What's your style for this winter?

Hood, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Earflap hat, Eugenia Kim
Flower cap, Milly
Knitted beret, Free People

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

LOUIS VUITTON's new photographer

Fall '02

Madonna will be the new star of the Spring '09 Louis Vuitton campaign, acording to Beside from a new face, LV is getting a new photographer. Its name is Steven Meisel, and that is going to end a nearly seven year run with Mert & Marcus photographing the campaigns from mainline to cruise collections.

The is giving us a full retrospective of the past Mert & Marcus for Louis Vuitton campaigns. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pink sweater

I like this sweater very much, with its low back and bow, but sadly i can't wear it without a t-shirt underneath. But i think the black under pink makes a good contrast, right?

Above the sweater, i am wearing my favorite Comme des Garcons combination: the zipped jacket + the dotted scarf.

* pink sweater, Victoria's Secret
* black t-shirt, Zara
* jeans by Roberto Cavalli for H&M

* Comme des Garcons for H&M boiled wool deconstructed jacket
* Comme des Garcons for H&M scarf with polka dots
* Longchamp bag

Ah! My boots...

A few days ago i talked about some recent ebay finds, telling you that the best is yet to come. Well, the best did arrive on monday, and i am in love.

I am talking about a pair of blue velvet boots by my favorite shoe designer Olivia Morris. Wearing them, i am feeling right from a movie with Marie Antoinette, that's why i felt the need to tough them up wearing my motorcycle leather jacket.

* Karen Millen leather jacket
* Olivia Morris blue velvet boots
* Penelope & Monica Cruz jeans
* blue scarf, Steilman (bought because i needed something to match the boots)
* Longchamp bag

Pink and butterflies - in the mountains

Saturday we got out of Bucharest for a relaxing time in the mountains. The weather was sunny, so we enjoyed a nice walk with Yuki.

* Alexander McQueen for Puma butterfly wedge sneakers
* Levis pink jacket
* Penelope & Monica Cruz jeans
* Fornarina pink bag
* Dior sunglasses

PS: In the back, Yuki is wearing a Tommy Hilfiger alike sweater for dogs.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fighting Comme des Garcons

I spent a fair amount of time this weekend searching online for reviews, coverings and opinions on the Comme des Garcons collection for H&M. And the most hilarious video of the launching must be this: 2 women fighting on the highly coveted scarf (which i've laid my hands on quite easily in Wien).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Rocking my new Comme des Garcons for H&M clothes

* Comme des Garcons for H&M boiled wool jacket (so cool)
* Comme des Garcons for H&M polka dotted scarf
* Roberto Cavalli for H&M jeans
* custom made navy patent boots

More about Comme des Garcons for H&M launch in Wien.

Comme des Garcons for H&M comes and goes (off the racks)

My trip to Wien this week was the best break I could've had. We arrived late on Wednesday evening, and headed right to the hotel, via the new speed train Cat, that connects the airport to city center.

We stayed at the delightful Sacher hotel, one of the most important historical hotels in Wien, the birth place of the famous Sacher chocolate cake. Of course, we tasted some of their sweets before going to bed to be ready for the Tuesday morning Comme des Garcons launch at H&M.

Being in Wien, I expected the line not to be as long as in other more fashiony cities like NY or Paris. And I was right. We had our breakfast (with lots of delicious sweets, for energy of course) at eight o'clock. And at around 9AM there were only 2 persons queuing in front of the H&M we choose. So we decided we have time for a Starbucks Christmas flavored coffee. At the time we returned, there were around 4-5 persons around the H&M windows, so we were practically in front line.

We've waited for around 40 minutes for the opening of the doors at 10 AM, and by that time the queue was quite big and scary. But definitely not big comparing to the ones I saw in pictures from LA, NY, Milan or Paris. There were around 70 shoppers, but I was confident that being in front I will get what I wanted. The H&M staff took pictures of us waiting, and we took pictures of the H&M staff inside. All through glass doors, of course.

My plan was to grab first a wallet (cute, really!) and then to head over to the jackets (only one version of deconstructed jacket was available at that store in Wien). I managed to grab the wallet, but it was harder than I imagined, because everyone had the exact same plan as me: Wallet, then jacket :). By the time I arrived near the rack with the boiled wool jackets, a lady had the entire lot in her arms. But one of the jackets (she had around 10 of them in her arms, crazy!) slipped a little, so I was lucky enough to be there to grab it.

Then I went near the shirts, because I really wanted the pink one, being the pink fanatic that I am. There I had more luck; everyone else seemed to be more focused on the dots, so the pink shirts lasted the longest.

Oh ya! And I got also what it seems it was a highly coveted piece of the collection: the polka dotted scarf. They were put in a hidden corner, and when I arrived near them, all of them were still on the rack. Later, all the scarves seemed to disappear though.

I got also a plain black long-sleeve t-shirt and a polka dot cardigan.

My husband on the other hand had a more calm atmosphere in the men’s department. Although he fought with an old man for a pair of sneakers (and won of course, I teached him well how to shop), he managed to get his hands on several shirts that he likes very much. He tried one the white buttoned suit, but it didn't fit him quite right.

All in all, a great shopping experience, calmer then last year Cavalli. By 10:40 AM, our shopping ended, we carried the 2 large bags back to our hotel. Because we had some time to kill, we decided to take a long walk, to visit some more shops and eat some Maronies. That's when we discovered a second central H&M, which carried as well the Comme des Garcons collection. And among the leftovers: the shirts with the diagonal line on their chest that weren't available at the first H&M. My husband is saying that he has shirts now for at least 2 years to come. I can't really agree, because I know that next year it will be another designer collaboration, and I am sure there will be shirts in it too...

By the way, who do you think (or want) to be the next designer to collaborate with H&M?

Outfit: Shopping Comme des Garcons for H&M

Waiting for the Cat fast train, to get us in center Wien

In our room at the Sacher hotel

* Exte jacket
* Longchamp bag
* Roberto Cavalli for H&M skinny black jeans
* D&G sweater
* Steven by Steven Madden fringe leather boots
* fringe scarf, Parfois

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Holiday Glamour!

I want those Louis Vuitton shoes. Badly!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Outfit for today

* Exte jacket
* Parfois scarf
* Ziggo skirt
* Penelope & Monica Cruz for Mango shirt
* Longchamp bag
* DIM tights
* Musette (Romanian brand) shoes

Comme des Garcons for H&M - Tokyo launch

Last Thurday it was the launch day of the highly anticipated collection by Comme des Garcons for H&M in Japan.

Can't wait for this Thursday launch in Europe. I will be in Wien, fighting for clothes :).

Shopping weekend

We've spent the weekend shopping for our new home. And then we relaxed in a bar, drinking hot drinks to warm up.

* Karen Millen leather jacket
* Longchamp bag
* Roberto Cavalli for H&M black skinny jeans
* Viktor & Rolf for H&M black top
* scarf, Parfois
* peep toe booties, Colin Stuart,

Friday, November 7, 2008

You may call it an obsession...

or you may call it a collection.

Either way, I am in love with Olivia Morris shoes. Because in Romania there is no chance of finding her shoes, my sources are (for her main line) or eBay for the occasional finds, both from her main line, or from her Topshop and Faith collaborations.

While expensive net-a-porter stocks a lot of different styles of shoes, in usually all the sizes, you can't say the same thing about eBay :( Right now I am lusting over a pair of boots, sadly a size too big...

Anyhow, I am the proud owner of 5 Olivia Morris shoes:

(from left to right) Olivia Morris for Topshop suede pointy shoes with embroided flowers, Olivia Morris for Faith gold strappy sandals, Olivia Morris (main line) tattoo ballerinas (you may've seen those in a lot of my outfits, being super comfy i like to wear them when travelling), Olivia Morris for Topshop bright orange peep-toe patent pumps, Olivia Morris for Faith Solo jeans ballerinas.

Why I like them? The shoes are all sweet, with girly designs and very comfy. Plus I am sucker for the little hearts Olivia Morris puts in every shoe she design...

PS: I just won another pair of Olivia Morris ballerinas for her Faith Solo collection. Can't wait to get my hands on them (they are in Romania already, but at my moms).

ebay finds

I've spent a huge amount of time on ebay lately, and i ended up with some things.
The other day, two packages already arrived.

* Bally vintage gold clutch - i love Bally bags & shoes, so i can't resist a good vintage find when i come across one
* Patricia Field for Marks&Spencer "shoe print" scarf - just for fun

But the best did not arrive yet in my mailbox, and i am a little worry to brag about items i didn't receive yet, afraid i might jinx them so they get lost on the way to my home...

So cold, so sudden!

After a few days of sunny weather, today i am so cold i my red blazer from Irina Schrotter (known romanian designer). And i forgot to get a scarf this morning, so i will sure get a nasty cold! Anyway, i wanted to show you my new shoes, boy chic meets patent. They are very comfy, and i am plannig a lot of different outfits around them.

* Irina Schrotter red wool blazer
* Penelope & Monica Cruz for Mango jeans
* H&M top
* Steilman shoes
* headband, Accessorize
* Louis Vuitton belt
* Longchamp bag

Make a baby...

without actually making it!

Create Your OwnMake a Routan Baby

I had some fun! Cute thing! Next, mine and Brad Pitt's baby :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

A day in the park...

Out to walk Yuki in a park, in a beautiful fall weekend day...

* Karen Millen leather jacket
* Longchamp tattoo shopping tote
* Penelope & Monica Cruz jeans
* (no brand) favorite black pair of shoes
* cashmir scarf - a gift from grandma
* Ysantis top

Tall people vs high heels

I like high heels, and i often wear them. And the Bally Eddy patent platforms are to die for.

But isn't Kate Holmes a little too tall then Tom Cruise to wear such high shoes?

The two of them were spotted by paparazzi when leaving the "Il Valentino" restaurant in New York.

What do you think? Should already tall people wear such extremely high heels?