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  1. Sailor Dresses – Rochii Stil Marinar

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    July 31, 2013 by raluca

    Pe langa pasiunea pentru rochiile retro de inspiratie anii ’50 (din care gasiti o multime in aceasta postare), anul asta m-a lovit si obsesia cu rochiile stil marinar, care amintesc si ele, de fapt, de aceeasi perioada din moda.

    Nu se gasesc chiar pe toate drumurile si am cautat cu indarjire o vreme pana sa gasesc (aproape) ce imi doream, dar iata ca am acum o lista, din pacate nu atat de mare pe cat mi-as fi dorit, cu cateva rochii dragute in acest stil.

    (P.S. Dupa cum veti vedea, ma refer la rochiile inspirate din costumatia unui marinar – sa zicem! -, nu la cele cu dungi marinaresti, care imi plac si ele foarte mult si care apar in numar foarte mare aici).

    EN: Alongside my love of 50’s-inspired dresses (lots of them in this post), this year I seem to have developed an obsession with sailor-style dresses, which are in fact, for the most part, reminiscent of this very same period’s fashion.

    As soon as my obsession manifested itself, however, I realized that this kind of dress isn’t that easy to find (unless you’re looking for a costume) and it took me a while to find what I wanted, but thanks to my relentless search across the internet, I have managed to put together a decent-sized (though not nearly as big as I’d have wanted) list of pretty dresses in this style. Hope you enjoy it!

    (P.S. If you’re looking for nautical-style dresses, check out this post).


    rochie stil marinar scurta mini clos bleumarin cu alb anii 50Rochie stil marinar scurta, cu ancora brodata, bleumarin cu alb, marca Hell Bunny – 39,99£ aici/ 44,99£ (aprox. 236 ron) aici; (disponibila si pe rosu – 39,99£/ aprox. 210 ron aici – si negruaici);

    Hell Bunny “Motley” 50′s Mini Sailor Dress in navy with embroidered anchor/ skull39,99£ here/ 44,99£ here; (also available in red – 39,99£ here – and black here).

    Incep cu rochia pe care mi-am cumparat-o eu si care imi place la nebunie: materialul e de buna calitate, un bumbac elastic gros, e foarte ampla (ai ce calca la ea, dar merita efortul!) si, ceva ce nu ma plictisesc niciodata sa spun, e supercomoda. (Insist intotdeauna asupra aspectului astuia pentru ca din punctul meu de vedere, degeaba e o rochie – sau orice alta piesa vestimentara – frumoasa daca te face sa te simti ca naiba).
    Eu am fost putin trista doar ca pe mine nu e la fel de scurta ca pe manechin (am 1,70 m), dar banuiesc ca pentru majoritatea lumii asta e o veste buna. (Vine putin desupra genunchiului dar pare mai lunga din cauza amplitudinii).

    EN: I’m starting off with the dress I’ve bought. I absolutely adore it: it has an amazing full skirt that makes you wanna twirl (and takes some time to iron – but it’s totally worth every bit of sweat!), the fabric is great quality – a thick stretch cotton – and, something I never get tired of saying, it’s extremely comfortable (because what use is a dress, no matter how beautiful, if you can’t wait to get home and take it off – and not in a “good” way ;), right?).
    The only “bad” thing I can say about this truly gorgeous dress is that I was just a little bit disappointed that it’s not as short on me as on the model (I’m 1,70 m and it falls above the knee but seems longer due to its being so full), but I’m sure this is good news to most people. Highly recommended if you like the style!

    Ma puteti vedea purtand rochia aici.
    EN: I’m wearing this dress here.

    Hell Bunny Motley 50s style Mini Sailor Dress in navyRochie stil marinar marca Hell Bunny /// Hell Bunny “Motley” 50’s Style Mini Sailor Dress.


    Iat-o si in varianta midi:
    EN: The “Motley” dress is also available in midi length:

    Hell Bunny Motley 50s style midi swing Sailor Dress navyHell Bunny “Motley” 50s Style Midi Swing Sailor Dress in navy – 44,99£ – 49,99£ here/ here (also available in red here – and black – here);

    Rochie retro stil marinar, midi, clos, cu spatele gol, bleumarin cu alb – costa intre 44,99£ – 49,99£ (236 ron – 262 ron) aici (disponibila si pe rosuaici – si negru – aici).


    Pop Boutique Sailor Dress with collarPop Boutique Sailor Dress with collar – 28£ at Asos, here;
    Rochie cu guler marinaresc – 28£ (aprox. 140 ron) la Asos, aici.


    Hell Bunny 50's fit and flare Seafarer Sailor Dress with collarHell Bunny 50′s fit and flare midi “Seafarer” Sailor Dress with collar in navy and black – 44,99£ here;
    Rochie retro cu guler, clos/ ampla, bleumarin cu alb sau negru cu alb – 44,99£ (aprox. 236 ron) aici.


    Hell Bunny Sakura Mini Sailor Dress with collar in black and red“Sakura” Mini Sailor Dress with embroidered anchor and skull – from Hell Bunny. It’s 44,99£ and is available in black (here), red (here) and also navy blue (here – but only in size 14/ L);

    Rochie stil marinar scurta, clos – 44,99£ (aprox. 230 ron) – disponibila pe negru (aici), pe rosu (aici) si pe albastru/ bleumarin (aici, dar doar masura L).

    Eu pe asta am vrut-o initial – gulerul mi se pare de mare angajament la o rochie marinareasca! -, doar ca pana sa pot justifica cumparatura in fata constiintei mele si asa subrede, n-am mai gasit masura S bleumarin si m-am consolat cu cea pe care o stiti deja. Pana la urma cred ca e tot raul spre bine (zise vulpea cu ochii la struguri :)), pentru ca varianta fara maneci e mai potrivita de vara, mai ales ca materialul destul de gros o face suportabila cam la limita pe caldura mare.

    EN: This is the one I had initially planned to buy (I really wanted my sailor dress to have a collar!), but by the time I was able to justify the purchase (to my already extremely lax conscience) it had sold out in Navy – size S, so I had to console myself with the one I’ve already told you about. In the end I think things have turned out for the better (said the fox to the grapes :)) because the halter neck style is more appropriate for our hot summers than this short sleeves style, especially considering the fabric is pretty thick as it is.


    Boutique By Jaeger Drop Waist Sailor Dress with collarBoutique by Jaeger Drop Waist Sailor Dress with collar – 99£ at Asos, here, and 49£ at House of Fraser, here.
    Rochie cu talia joasa si guler marinaresc, marca Boutique by Jaeger – 99£ (aprox. 500 ron) la Asos, aici, si 49£ (aprox. 260 ron) aici.


    Savannah Clara Denim Dress with drop waist button back and Sailor CollarSavannah brand “Clara” Denim Sailor Dress with drop waist, collar and buttons at the back – 85€ here;

    Rochie cu talia jos, guler marinaresc si nasturi la spate, din denim, marca Savannah – 85€ (aprox. 380 ron) aici.

    Atat rochia asta cat si cea de mai inainte as zice ca sunt, datorita taliei joase, pentru un “mariner” mai din anii ’20 sau chiar din perioada D-lui Goe, pe la 1900, carevasazica, monser :)!

    EN: I think the drop waist gives both this dress and the one before more of a 20’s vibe than a 50’s one, so I totally need me a sailor dress dress in this style too! (Did I mention I also adore 20’s fashion?)


    Hell Bunny Navy 50's fit and flare midi Siren Sailor DressRochie retro/ anii ’50 clos, midi (disponibila si pe negru) – 40,49£ (aprox. 210 ron) aici si 44,99£ (aprox. 236 ron) aici;

    Hell Bunny Retro Style Navy Midi “Siren” Dress (also available in black) – 40,49£ here and 44,99£ here.


    rochie retro anii 50 conica cu guler marinarescRochie retro conica, cu guler marinaresc – 31,99£ (aprox. 170 ron) aici – pe negru cu alb si aici – pe negru cu rosu;

    Vintage style sailor pencil dress with collar – 31,99£ here – in black and white and here – in black and red.


    Stiu ca postarea ar trebui sa fie despre rochii, dar e prea dragut puloverul asta cu guler marinaresc ca sa nu vi-l arat:

    EN: I know this post is supposed to be about dresses, but I couldn’t resist showing you this cute sailor cardigan:

    retro style sailor collar cardigan in black and redSailor collar cardigan – 29,99£ here – in black and here – in red;

    Cardigan/ Pulover cu guler marinaresc – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici – pe negru si aici – pe rosu.

    Dupa atatea rochite dragute si domnisoresti, simt ca trebuie ceva care sa ne scuture un pic din amorteala. Ce ziceti de un cantecel pirateresc :)? Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum, zic! Are cineva chef de o Cuba Libre acum :)?

    EN: I feel after all these cute and lady-like dresses we need to shake things up a bit, so how about… Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum :)? A Cuba Libre, anyone?

  2. Silk Flamingos and other Summery Wonders

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    January 16, 2013 by raluca

    silk1mixTraffic People Seashell & Bird dipped hem silk skirt in green, 45£ at Asos, here;

    Fusta asimetrica (scurta in fata, lunga in spate) din matase verde, cu imprimeu pasari flamingo si scoici, marca Traffic People – 45£ (aprox. 260 ron) la Asos, aici.

    Stiu ca afara e frig de crapa pietrele (si probabil, din nou, bordurile :)) iar materialele diafane nu sunt chiar primele care ne vin in minte, dar vorba “vara sanie si iarna caruta” se aplica perfect si in cazul construirii garderobei de vara. Eu una “muncesc” ca o furnicuta tot anul sa adun rochite & co astfel incat vara, cand vine momentul marii vacante la mare, sa am tot ce-mi trebuie pe langa casa omului (c-asa mi-s eu, gospodina :)).

    In ceea ce priveste marca Traffic People (care are niste lucruri superbe de matase, in special rochii), acum este o perioada foarte buna sa dam atacul: pe site-ul lor totul este redus la 50% sau 70%, iar la Asos tocmai au aparut mai multe piese din colectiile mai vechi, reduse si ele semnificativ.

    Apropo de lucruri superbe, nu vorbesc eu intotdeauna prea frumos, dar imprimeul cu pasari flamingo si scoici al fustei asimetrice de mai sus ma face sa devin lirica: mi se pare absolut fermecator si perfect adaptat voalului de matase fluid; parca ma si vad zburdand delicat pe malul marii… si apoi impiedicandu-ma, eventual de propriul picior, si cazand gramada :).

    EN: I know it’s pretty cold out there (at least where some of us live) and flowy fabrics are not exactly the first thing that comes to mind, but I tend to take a “wise” (in a shopaholic kind of way, that is) approach to “building” my summer wardrobe: like the busy bee that I am, I “work” hard all year long at putting it together, so that when that glorious time called “summer holidays at the seaside” finally comes (= the happiest time of the year for me) I’m all ready for it and my collection of dresses is complete.

    Now for instance is a very good time to shop gorgeous Traffic People silk pieces: everything on their website is 50% or 70% off and at Asos several items from older collections have just made their lovely appearance.

    Speaking of gorgeous, I think the flamingos & seashells print of the high low skirt above is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen and in perfect harmony with the fluid silk chiffon fabric; I can just see myself prancing on a sunny beach… and than tripping over something – possibly my own foot – and falling like a sack of potatoes :).

    Tot cu acest imprimeu exista si o bluza stil tunica:
    EN: There’s also a tunic top in this print:

    silk2mixTraffic People Seashell & Bird silk Drape Tunic Top, 40£ at Asos, here;
    Bluza stil tunica din matase, 40£ (aprox. 230 ron) la Asos, aici

    si mai multe modele de rochii:
    EN: and more dresses:


    Traffic People silk Seashell & Bird Confetti Dress, 49£ here (you can see this design in movement here, with a different print);
    Traffic People silk Seashell & Bird Mercy Dress, 49£ here (in movement + different print here);
    Traffic People Seashell & Bird silk Maxi Blessings Dress with V-neckline and deep V cut back and empire waist, 64£ here (also available in green; see it in movement + different print here);

    Rochii de matase scurte, 49£ (aprox. 285 ron) fiecare, le gasiti aici si aici (iar aici si aici vedeti modelele in miscare, dar cu alte imprimeuri);
    Rochie maxi de matase cu talie inalta/ empire si decolteu in V; costa 64£ (aprox. 370 ron) aici (disponibila si pe verde; modelul in miscare + alt imprimeu aici).

    *Nuanta reala de verde cred ca este cea din imaginele de la Asos (primele poze, cu fusta si bluza).
    *I think the real shade of green is the one on the Asos website (see the first pics, of the skirt and the blouse).

    Imprimeul cu pasari flamingo nu este nici pe departe singurul lucru frumos de la Traffic People; iata si alte imprimeuri si modele de rochii care mi-au atras atentia, toate din voal de matase:
    EN: The flamingos & seashells print is by no means the only wonderful thing at Traffic People; here are some other lovely prints and dresses, all of them in silk chiffon:


    silk7mixTraffic People turquoise/ green/ blue silk chiffon Swing Dress in watercolour bloom print, 40£ at Asos, here;
    Rochie din voal de matase turcoaz/ verde/ albastru cu imprimeu floral – 40£ (aprox. 230 ron) la Asos, aici.


    silk8Traffic People violet Rockabye Flyaway silk chiffon dress with rocking horse print, 49£ here (you can see it in movement here);

    Rochie Traffic People din voal de matase violet cu imprimeu balansoar calut :), 49£ (aprox. 285 ron) aici (o puteti vedea in miscare aici).

    O rochie care merge purtata atat in sezonul rece, cu ciorapi, cat si vara, dat fiind ca este din voal de matase si are captuseala din bumbac.
    A fost pe lista mea de cadouri de Craciun, dar din pacate nu s-a ieftinit la timp, asa ca eu una nu cred ca voi avea parte de imprimeul cu caluti prea curand :(.

    EN: A charming print and a dress for all seasons: you can wear it both during the colder months, with tights, and, of course, it’s perfect for summer as well with its light chiffon fabric and cotton underlay.


    rochie cu franjuri din mataseTraffic People silk chiffon Prairie Tease 20’s style flapper dress with tassels, 39£ here, and 38£ at Asos, here (where you can also see it in movement);
    Rochie stil anii ’20/ flapper cu franjuri, din voal de matase – 39£ (aprox. 230 ron) la Traffic People, aici, si 38£ la Asos, aici (unde o puteti vedea in miscare).

    rochie cu franjuri din matase

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    Dupa cum puteti vedea, pe asta o am si eu – marimea M – (a aparut intr-una din postarlie cu Santorini) si e una din rochiile mele preferate in momentul de fata. (Spre deosebire de manechinul Trafic People eu am ales totusi sa fiu previzibila si plictisitoare si s-o accesorizez cu o pereche de sandale nude Ash).

    EN: As you can see, I have this dress – in size M – (you may have seen it in the post about the dresses that I wore in Santorini) and it’s one of my favourites at the moment. (Unlike the model, though, I did play it safe and wore some shoes with it, namely my nude/ tan Ash Roxy wedge sandals).

    * Scuze ca unele poze sunt de mai multe ori, dar ultimul update pentru blog a facut o mare porcarie cu pozele si incerc cu disperare diverse modalitati de a remedia situatia :).

    EN: Sorry about the same photo appearing more than once, but the latest WordPress update (and the last I’ll ever make) completely messed up my photos, so I’m desperately trying to fix the problem!



    traffic people strapless mini silk dress in floral printTraffic People Prairie Jessica Rabbit silk chiffon strapless dress with floral print, 29£ here and 35£ at Asos, here;
    Rochie fara bretele din voal de matase cu imprimeu floral – 29£ (aprox. 170 ron) la Traffic People, aici, si 35£ (aprox. 182 ron) la Asos, aici.

    Acelasi imprimeu floral, dar alt model de rochie, care, pe un om (adica pe mine :)), arata dupa cum se vede. Varianta mea in nuante de albastru in degrade o am de vreo 2 ani si, la fel ca si rochia dinainte, imi place foarte mult pentru ca e supercomoda (are elastic la spate) si nu se sifoneaza in valiza.

    EN: The same floral print but on a different dress which, when worn (by yours, truly), looks like in the photo above. I’ve had my shades of blue version of the dress for about 2 years and I love it because it’s super comfortable (due to the elastic back) and handles travelling in a suitcase like a trooper (= it doesn’t crease).

    Inca 3 modele cu imprimeul acesta (numit Prerie):
    EN: 3 more dresses in this Prairie print:

    5. & 6.


    Traffic People Prairie Gypsy midi off the shoulder dress with drop waist, 49£ here;
    Rochie midi cu umerii goi (stil spaniol/ “gypsy”) si talie joasa – 49£ (aprox. 285 ron) la Traffic People, aici.

    Traffic People 70s style Floral Midi Silk Chiffon Dress – 60£ at Asos, here;
    Rochie midi de matase cu imprimeu floral, stil anii ’70 – 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) la Asos, aici.


    silk15Traffic People Floral Silk One Shoulder Swing Dress – 45£ at Asos, here;
    Rochie cu un umar gol din matase cu imprimeu floral – 45£ (aprox. 260 ron) la Asos, aici.

    Am o mare slabiciune pentru rochiile cu un umar gol, care mi se par sexy intr-un mod subtil. Hmmm, oare e exagerat sa ai doua rochii cu acelasi imprimeu :)?
    EN: I have a big soft spot for one shoulder dresses, which I find sexy in an understated way. Hmmm, do you think it’s too much to have 2 dresses in the same print :)?


    silk12mix2Traffic People Prairie Bless Dress with deep V neckline, empire waist, V-cut back, cap sleeves and woven belt – 47£ here, on the Traffic People website, 45£ at Asos, here, and 27£ at USC, here;

    Rochie cu decolteu in V in fata si la spate, talie inalta/ empire si cordon impletit – 47£ (aprox. 270 ron) la Traffic People, aici, 45£ (aprox. 234 ron) at Asos, aici, si 27£ (aprox. 156 ron) la USC, aici.

    Imi place foarte mult partea de sus a rochiei asteia, care, in combinatie cu imprimeul floral diafan, ma duce cu gandul la o zana a padurii (or something :)). Asta e de fapt unul din lucrurile mele preferate la Traffic People: majoritatea hainelor lor au ceva de poveste sau de vis; si, imbracata asa, chiar daca, sa zicem, esti inghesuita in metrou langa cineva cu deficiente de igiena corporala (“hygienically challenged” :)), parca tot te simti un pic speciala :).

    EN: This dress, with its ethereal floral print, flowy silk chiffon fabric and V cut neckline & back, makes me think of a forest fairy. This dream-like or fairytale-like quality, which many Traffic People clothes share, is in fact one of my favourite things about the brand: when you’re wearing something by them, even if you’re, let’s say, in a crowded subway next to a hygienically challenged person, you still feel kinda special :).


    silk14mix2Traffic People floral print silk chiffon maxi dress with deep plunged v neck and back – 31£ at USC, here, and 60£ at Asos, here (where you can see it in movement).

    Rochie maxi din voal de matase cu decolteu adanc in V in fata si la spate – 31£ (aprox. 180 ron) la USC, aici, si 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) la Asos, aici, unde o vedeti si in miscare (la USC livrarea e 15£, iar la Asos e gratis).


    silk13mixTraffic People Shades of Summer Byronic silk chiffon mini Swing Dress with high neckline and ruffle at the hem, in shades of grey (definitely not 50 :)) – 40£ here (the photo of the black dress is just to show you what it looks like from the back);

    Rochie mini din voal de matase gri in degrade, cu volan la terminatie – 40£ (aprox. 230 ron) la Traffic People, aici (poza cu rochia neagra este doar pentru a va arata si partea din spate).

    O am pe cea neagra de anul trecut, dar inca n-am purtat-o niciodata. (Din ciclul atat de multe rochii, o viata sociala… NU la fel de multa, sa zicem :)).
    EN: I’ve had the black one for a year, but I just haven’t gone round to wearing it yet. (Yep, my social life is less than exciting I’m afraid.)


    silk18mixTraffic People sunny yellow midi silk dress with deep V neckline and V back, spaghetti straps, elastic waist and asymmetric/ handkerchief hem – 58£ at Asos, here;
    Rochie midi din matase galbena cu terminatie asimetrica (in colturi), decolteu adanc in V in fata si la spate si bretele subtiri – 58£ (aprox. 330 ron) la Asos, aici.


    rochie rosie eleganta de seara din voal de matase cu un umar gol stil grecescFrench Connection “Drape Delight” Red Silk Chiffon One-Shoulder Grecian Evening Dress with embellished shoulder – 39£ (reduced from 160£) here;

    Rochie de seara rosie stil grecesc, cu un umar gol, din voal de matase – 39£ – aprox. 200 ron (redusa de la 160£) la French Connection, aici.


    Cumparaturi placute si (in caz ca nu va place in mod special zapada, noroiul si frigul) curaj, ca pana la urma vine si vara (peste vreo 6 luni :))! Pasarea flamingo va zbura din nou :)!

    EN: Happy Shopping and (in case you are not much of a cold weather, snow & mud person) hang on, winter can’t last for ever (I hope). The flamingo will rise again :).

  3. French Connection Tassel Block Dress and two more Flapper Dresses

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    January 5, 2013 by raluca

    french connection tassel dress bFrench Connection deco/ 20s style Tassel Block Dress, 48,50£ here;
    Rochie stil deco/ anii ’20 cu franjuri – 48,50£ (aprox. 280 ron) la French Connection, aici.

    french connection tassel dress mix

    Daca sunteti pasionate ca si mine de stilul anilor ’20, cred ca veti fi de acord ca rochia asta cu franjuri de la French Connection este un exemplu reusit pentru moda respectiva.
    Ceea ce-mi place cel mai mult la ea este culoarea (mie mi se pare rosie, ei spun ca e roz), pentru ca din ceea ce am vazut, majoritatea rochiilor deco care se gasesc sunt negre, gri sau nude, iar eu prefer culorile mai vii.

    EN: If you are a fellow fan of the flapper/ 20’s style trend, I think you may be just as excited as I am about this tassels dress from French Connection.
    My favourite thing about it is the colour (it looks red to me, but they call it pink), because as far as I’ve noticed most 20’s/ flapper style dresses out there are black, grey or nude and I much prefer more vibrant colours.

    Daca ar fi sa-i gasesc un defect, ar fi acela ca nu are si spatele gol, pentru ca in viziunea mea modelul perfect de rochie anii ’20 ar fi cam asa (dar intr-o cu totul si cu totul alta culoare, pentru ca asta mi se pare oribila si total dezavantajoasa pentru orice tip de ten):

    EN: If I were to be really picky (which I am :)) and find a flaw with this dress, it’s the fact that it’s not backless. My vision of a perfect flapper dress is something like this (but in a completely different colour, because I hate this sickly shade of yellow which flatters no skin tone in my opinion):

    asos beaded flapper dress mixAsos Salon Beaded Flapper Dress with cut-out back – you can see it here, but it’s been out of stock for ages;
    Rochie stil anii ’20 (flapper) cu spatele decupat si margele aplicate – o puteti vedea mai bine aici, dar nu mai e de mult in stoc.

    Revenind la rochia French Connection – inca nu v-am spus partea cea mai buna (pentru mine :)): este in drum spre dulapul meu! [Aici puteti vedea cum arata pe mine.] O remarcasem pe site-ul French Connection inca de la inceputul sezonului, cand costa… 200£.
    Au venit insa reducerile si rochia a ajuns la pretul de 100£, apoi la cel actual, in sfarsit acceptabil, de 48,5£, si decizia de achizitie a fost luata rapid, in urma unui consult telefonic cu mama (care mi-a si cumparat-o, de altfel – norocul meu e ca ma cheama si Ioana si, desi nimeni nu-mi spune asa, este un motiv sa primesc cadouri chiar la inceputul reducerilor de iarna :)).

    EN: Now back to the French Connection dress – I still haven’t told you the best part (for me, that is :)): it’s on its way to my closet, yey! (I’m wearing it here).
    I’d noticed it on the FC website at the beginning of the season, but it was 200£ then – much too much in my opinion for a high street brand dress that is made of viscose. The sale came however and the dress was reduced first to 100£ and then to the current do-able 48,5£. I made the purchase decision on the spot, following a phone consultation with my mom (who also bought it for me as a present for my upcoming name day – it’s actually only a middle name nobody uses, but hey, as long as it gives my loved ones a reason to buy me presents right at the beginning of the January sale…).

    O veste buna (pentru toata lumea de data asta) este ca French Connection este singurul magazin online (cel putin pana acum) unde ai surpriza placuta de a plati mai putin decat te asteptai: desi la pretul rochiei se adauga si 8£ livrare, apare in momentul finalizarii comenzii o reducere (cred ca scad TVA-ul), astfel incat pana la urma a costat cu tot cu livrare tot 48,5£. Dragut, nu? Imi comand atat de rar de la French Connection din cauza preturilor destul de mari incat uit de la o data la alta de acest mic amanunt imbucurator, asa ca de fiecare data sunt foarte placut surprinsa!

    Iata mai jos si ceea ce cred ca a fost sursa de inspiratie pentru rochia French Connection. E “un pic” mai scumpa, 1116€ (redusa de la 3190€), caci e Lanvin, insa mie tot cea “ieftina” imi place mai mult:

    EN: You can see below what I think may have been the inspiration for this French Connection dress. It’s “a tad” more expensive, 1116€ (reduced from 3190€) because it’s Lanvin, but I still like the “cheap” version better:

    lanvin tiered fringe dressLanvin flapper/ 20s/ deco style Tiered Fringe Silk Satin Dress – get it at The Outnet, here;
    Rochie Lanvin stil anii ’20 cu franjuri (si captuseala de matase) de la The Outnet (o gasiti aici).

    Daca tot suntem la subiectul rochii flapper/ anii ’20, iata inca alte doua modele pe care le puteti gasi acum la pret (foarte) redus:
    EN: Since we’re on the subject of flapper dresses, here are two others that are currently on sale:

    warehouse flapper dressWarehouse backless 20’s deco style Hot Fix Tie Back Dress with stud and jewel embellishment and dropped waist – 45€ here;
    Rochie stil deco anii ’20 cu spatele gol, talie joasa si tinte aplicate – 45€ (aprox. 200 ron) la Warehouse, aici.

    Pe asta mi-am comandat-o mai intai de la Asos acum ceva vreme, apoi, cand varianta neagra a fost redusa pe site-ul Warehouse, mi-am comandat-o si de acolo (din pacate rochia neagra nu mai este deocamdata in stoc). O preferam din start pe cea neagra, dar Asos nu a avut-o niciodata si ideea era ca o voi returna pe cea gri; din fericire insa cred ca s-a pierdut pe drum, asa ca le voi cere banii inapoi pe ea (se mai intampla, dar rar).

    Rochia neagra, in schimb, a sosit cu bine (saracuta si-a petrecut Caciunul intr-un depozit DHL din Bruxelles si Revelionul, intr-unul din Bucuresti, dar gata, acum ii e bine si cald la mine in dulap :)). Numai cuvinte de lauda despre ea: nu numai ca imi place la nebunie si este foarte frumos lucrata, dar este si super comoda, datorita taliei elastice, preferata mea. Va trebui insa s-o scurtez (nu este neaparat prea lunga – imi ajunge deasupra genunchilor -, dar cred ca imi vin mai bine rochiile mai scurte) si din cauza aplicatiilor de la terminatie nu va fi o operatiune foare usoara, dar sper ca vom trece cu bine si peste acest hop :).

    EN: I ordered this one during an Asos Savvy Sunday and then, when the black version was available on the Warehouse website at a friendly sale price, I ordered it from there as well (unfortunately the black dress is currently out of stock). I’d always preferred the black version, but Asos have never had it and the plan was to return the grey one from Asos; however I think it got lost on the way, because it should have arrived a long time ago, so now I can ask them for a refund.

    The black dress, on the other hand, did arrive safe and sound (the poor little thing spent Christmas in a DHL warehouse in Brussels and NYE in one in Buharest) and I totally love it: it’s very well made and extremely comforable due to the elastic waist and loose top part. I intend to have it shortened though (not because it’s necessarily too long – I’m 1,70m and size 10 falls a little above the knee –, but because I think my legs look better in shorter lenghts) and it’s not going to be an easy thing to do because of the studs around the hem, but I hope it’ll turn out alright.

    River Island Grey Embellished Backless Flapper Dress with fringe hem, Rochie stil anii '20 cu spatele gol paiete si franjuri, rochie decupata spatele gol, rochii franjuri, 20s style flapper dresses, cut out backless dresses, elegant evening dresses, moda stil anii '20, party dresses, reduceri, rochie cu paiete, rochii de club party petrecere, rochii de seara elegante, rochii river island, rochii stil anii 20, sale, sequin dressesRiver Island Grey Embellished Backless Flapper Dress with fringe hem – 30£ here (reduced from 60£);
    Rochie stil anii ’20 cu spatele gol, paiete si franjuri – 30£ (aprox. 174 ron) la River Island, aici.

    Si asta imi place (spatele gol, deh!) si mi-as fi cumparat-o cu siguranta daca nu intervenea cea de la French Connection, insa mi se pare mai greu sa gasesti ciorapii potriviti pentru ea (sigur, cel mai bine merge purtata fara ciorapi, dar tind sa asociez rochiile din poliester cu sezonul rece).

    EN: I like this one too (the open back gets me every time!) and I definitely would have bought it had it not been for the French Connection dress; I do have a little doubt however regarding the colour, which I think may make it a little tricky to find the right kind of tights (the best option, of course, would be to wear it with bare legs, but I tend to associate polyester dresses with the cold season and prefer silk and cotton for summer).

  4. A very 1920’s Christmas :)


    December 21, 2012 by raluca

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    Scuze ca apare aceeasi poza de mai multe ori: am avut niste probleme tehnice cu aceasta postare si doar asa m-am priceput sa le “rezolv”.

    EN: Sorry for the identical photos: I had some technical issues with this post and it was the only way I knew how to “fix” them.



    20s fashionRiver Island Light Pink Design Forum Sequin Flapper Dress with tassels and open back, 60£ here;
    Rochie stil anii ’20 cu paiete, franjuri si spatele gol – River Island, 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) aici.

    Asos Cover Up in 20’s Scallop Embellishment, 24£ here;
    Bolero stil anii ’20, cu terminatie ondulata – 24£ (aprox. 140 ron) la Asos, aici.

    French Connection fan shaped Mirror Mirror Velvet Clutch Bag with sequins, 55£ here;
    Plic French Connection in forma de evantai, cu paiete – 55£ (aprox. 320 ron) aici.

    Cleo B Honeysucle Suede Jewel Wedge Shoe Boot (right side), 123£ at Asos, here;
    Pantofi (dreapta) din piele intoarsa roz piersica – 123£ (aprox. 710 ron) la Asos, aici.

    Asos Twenties Feather Hair Band, 15£ here;
    Bentita din pene stil anii ’20 – 15£ (aprox. 87 ron) la Asos, aici.

    Kenneth Jay Lane Statement Art Deco Cuff, 87,50£ at Asos, here;
    Bratara stil Art Deco – 87,50£ (aprox. 500 ron) la Asos, aici.

    Office Art Deco Orbital nude and gold suede platform shoes – 45£ here;
    Pantofi Office stil Art Deco din piele intoarsa bej-nude cu insertii aurii – 45£ (aprx. 260 ron) here.

    Sandale Bata bicolore (bej/ alb) cu bareta T, 490 ron, mai multe imagini aici;
    Bata two-tone (nude/ white) T Bar sandals.

    Kurt Geiger pink Hibiscus T Bar Suede sandals – 69£ here;
    Sandale Kurt Geiger cu bareta T, din piele intoarsa roz-corai – 69£ (aprox. 400 ron) aici sau la MyCloset.roaici.

    Rochia exista si in varianta neagra:
    EN: The dress is also available in black:

    black flapper frontblack flapper back

    River Island Black Design Forum Sequin Flapper Dress with tassels and low cut back, 60£ here;
    Rochie stil anii ’20 cu paiete, franjuri si spatele gol – River Island, 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) aici.

  5. Party Dresses


    December 17, 2012 by raluca

    Cateva rochii elegante si “de petrecere”, care ar merge purtate de Revelion sau in alte ocazii mai trendy-flendy (daca sunteti invitate la o nunta sau la Oscaruri de exemplu :)) si chiar intr-o seara in club. (Din pacate cele de pe site-urile din Anglia au cam 50%-50% sanse sa ajunga pana de Revelion, dar ocaziile care cer rochii frumoase nu se termina aici, nu?):

    EN: A few evening/ party dresses that could work for New Year’s Eve or other special occasions (wedding guest, the Oscars :)…) and even a regular club night:


    Three Floor midi Charming One Shoulder Dress with cut-outs, 103,5£ at Asos, here;
    Rochie midi cu un umar gol si decupaje, 103,5£ (aprox. 600 ron) la Asos, aici.


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    Topshop shoulder pad maxi dress with thigh high split and cut-out back, in dark green – 50£ here;
    Rochie maxi verde inchis cu slit adanc pe picior si spate decupat – 50£ (aprox. 290 ron) la Topshop, aici.

    Inca o rochie din categoria “Piciorul Angelinei”, care imi place si mai mult decat cea de care vorbeam aici datorita culorii.
    EN: Another “Angelina’s leg”-type dress, which I like even more than the one I showed you here due to its colour.


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    Topshop Wave Mesh Midi Bodycon Dress with long sleeves and low back – 45£ here;
    Rochie midi mulata cu maneci lungi, insertii transparente si si decolteu la spate – 45£ (aprox. 260 ron) la Topshop, aici.


    cut out back fringe dressrochie franjuri spatele decupat

    Red Cage Back Fringe Dress by Rare – 25£ at Topshop, here;
    Rochie rosie cu spatele decupat si franjuri – 25£ (aprox. 145 ron) la Topshop, aici.

    Mi-as fi dorit nespus de mult sa vad rochia asta pe un manechin: imi place spatele decupat, imi plac si franjurile (referinta la anii ’20, naturellement!), insa cred ca are si potential sa fie un pic cam prea mult, poate din cauza culorii tari adaugate celorlalte detalii batatoare la ochi. Voi ce ziceti?
    EN: I so wish this dress were on a model! I like the interesting cut-out back, I also like the 20’s style fringes, but I think it might look a little… well… trashy, mostly because on top of the already mentioned statement details it’s also vibrant red. What do you think?


    Asos Midi Dress with Beading, Applique and cut-out back, 60£ here;
    Rochie Asos midi cu margele aplicate si spatele gol, 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) aici.


    asos backless dress

    Asos Skater Dress with leather-look panels and open back, 35£ here;
    Rochie Asos cu insertii din imitatie de piele si spatele gol, 35£ (aprox. 200 ron) aici.


    asos lace dress with open back

    Asos Sexy Midi Pencil Dress with Lace Insert and cut-out back, in black and red, 33,50£ here;
    Rochie Asos midi din dantela, cu spatele decupat, neagra sau rosie, 33,50 £ (apox. 190 ron) aici.


    Asos Sexy Lace Structured Dress with Off Shoulder, in black and teal, 48£ here;
    Rochie din dantela, cu bretele cazute pe umeri, neagra sau turcoaz; costa 48£ (aprox. 280 ron) la Asos, aici.


    Rochie de seara Nissa din paiete, cu slit in fata si spatele gol, 700 ron aici.
    EN: Sorry guys, this store only delivers within Romania.

    10 & 11.

    Rochii Nissa de inspiratie anii ’20, cu talia joasa si franjuri; costa 400 ron fiecare si le gasiti aici si aici.
    EN: Sorry guys, this store only delivers within Romania.

    12 & 13.

    Rochii de seara Nissa din paiete: cea din dreapta costa 390 ron, iar cea din stanga, 440 ron; le gasiti aici si aici.
    EN: Sorry guys, this store only delivers within Romania.


    dorothy perkins sheer mesh inserts dressDorothy Perkins low cut Scuba Mesh panel dress, 30£ here;
    Rochie Dorothy Perkins cu decolteu adanc si insertie de tul, 30£ (aprox. 170 ron) aici.

    Daca tot am abordat subiectul insertiilor transparente, m-am gandit sa va arat si pantofii astia recent aparuti la Asos. Nu stiu daca merg neaparat cu rochia Dorothy Perkins de mai sus, dar de placut, imi plac.
    EN: Since we’re on the subject of sheer fabrics, I thought I’d show you these shoes too. I’m not sure they actually go with the Dorothy Perkins dress above, but I do like’em.

    Asos PRESSED Pointed leather and mesh High Heels, 55£ here;
    Pantofi Asos cu varf ascutit, din piele si plasa, 55£ (aprox. 320 ron) aici.


    dorothy perkins optical illusion slimming dressDorothy Perkins optical illusion dress with lace panels, in port (burgundy), 20£ here;
    Rochieiluzie optica” bordo, cu insertii de dantela neagra,  20£ (aprox. 116 ron) la Dorothy Perkins, aici.


    mango flapper dress

    Mango Flapper Dress with beading, tassel fringe hem and open back; it’s 110€ on the Mango website, here, and 100£ at Asos, here (* Asos ships Mango products only to the UK, but you can take a look anyway, to see it in movement);
    Rochie Mango stil anii ’20, cu margele, franjuri si spatele gol; costa 110€ (aprox. 500 ron) pe site-ul Mango, aici, dar o puteti vedea mai bine la Asos, aici (* Asos nu livreaza produsele Mango decat in UK).

    Bineinteles ca o rochie de inspiratie anii ’20 nu poate sa nu imi placa, dar trebuie sa va previn ca am pus mana pe ea si este foarte grea, pentru ca margelele sunt, cred, din sticla.
    EN: Of course I love all things that are ’20s-related, but I have to warn you that I’ve seen and touched this dress in a local Mango store (hope it was as nice for her as it was for me :)) and it’s really heavy, because I think the beads are made of glass.


    mango deco sequin dress with drop waist

    Mango sequined mini deco dress with drop waist and open back, 120€ here, but you can see it better at Asos, here (where it’s sold out);
    Rochie Mango stil art deco din paiete, cu talia joasa si spatele gol; costa 120€ (aprox. 450 ron) aici, dar o vedeti in miscare la Asos, aici (unde nu mai e pe stoc).

    18, 19 & 20.

    mango velvet dressmango silk dress

    Mango Black Maxi Dresses:
    1. Velvet dress with mesh insert, deep V neckline, side cut-outs and open back, 40€ here;
    2. Draped silk dress, 160€ here;
    3. Sheer Insert dress with cut-out back, 50€ here;
    Rochii Mango maxi:
    1. Rochie de catifea cu insertie de tul, decolteu adanc, decupaje laterale si spatele gol, 40€ (aprox. 180 ron) aici;
    2. Rochie drapata de matase, 160€ aici; am vazut-o si la Mall Vitan – costa 750 ron;
    3. Rochie cu insertii transparente si despicatura cu nasturi la spate, 50€ (aprox. 230 ron) aici.

    Momentan citesc Harry Potter si gasca asta de rochii lungi si negre seamana putin cu Dementorii, daca vi-i mai amintiti :) :
    EN: I’m currently reading Harry Potter and this bunch of long black gowns sort of reminds me a bit of the Dementors :) :


    warehouse 20s style dress with open back

    Warehouse 20’s deco style Hot Fix Tie Back Dress with stud and jewel embellishment, open back and drop waist, 65€ here and 56£ at Asos, here;
    Rochie Warehouse stil anii ’20, cu tinte, talia joasa si spatele gol – 65€ (aprox. 300 ron) aici si 56£ (aprox. 320 ron) la Asos, aici.

    Eu mi-am comandat-o de la Asos saptamana trecuta (sper sa ajunga in curand!), in speranta ca va putea fi scurtata.
    EN: I ordered it last week from Asos (I haven’t received it yet) hoping that I will be able to have it shortened.


    Topshop Metal Fringe Shoulder Skater Dress with mesh panels, 49£ here;
    Rochie Topshop cu epoleti metalici, 49£ (aprox. 284 ron) aici.


    velvet dressvelvet backless dress

    Topshop Velvet Skater Dress with open back by Oh My Love in crushed rose and black with gold spots, 38£ here and here;
    Rochie de catifea cu spatele gol si buline aurii, roz fané sau neagra; costa 38£ (aprox. 200 ron) la Topshop, aici si aici.


    river island flapper dress with open backRiver Island backless Grey Embellished Flapper Dress, 65£ here;
    Rochie River Island stil anii ’20 cu spatele gol, 65£ (aprox. 370 ron) aici.


    rochie rosie eleganta de seara stil grecesc din voal de matase cu un umar golRochie de seara rosie stil grecesc, cu un umar gol, din voal de matase – 39£ – aprox. 200 ron (redusa de la 160£) la French Connection, aici.

    French Connection “Drape Delight” Elegant Red Silk Chiffon One-Shoulder Grecian Dress with embellished shoulder – 39£ (reduced from 160£) here;


    maria lucia hohan mlh silk dressMaria Lucia Hohan MLH pleated silk mousseline Faye Dress with invisible tulle back and asymmetric hem, 400€ here;
    Maria Lucia Hohan: Roche plisata din muselina de matase, cu spatele gol si terminatie asimetrica, 1670 ron aici.

    Ador rochiile Mariei Lucia Hohan! Rochia mea de mireasa a fost facuta la atelierul ei si sper sa nu fie prima si ultima creatie MLH din garderoba mea! Jinduiesc mai ales dupa una verde smarald…
    EN: I adore Maria Lucia Hohan’s gowns! My wedding dress was by her and I truly hope it wasn’t the first and last of her creations to grace my wardrobe! I especially lust after an emerald green one…



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