środa, 29 października 2014

Wannabe Uniform

Ever since I started school as a little kid, I've been dreaming of a school uniform. No kidding. My parents, who had to wear uniforms during their whole education, tried to convince me that it was more of a burden than pretty outfit, but let's be honest - how can you resist the cuteness of a shirt + tie + sweater with a coat of arms combo? I've been sporting vintage uniform-like outfits through my whole high school - university transition and now I seem to be leaning towards this kind of style again. Let's hope I stick to it for longer.

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środa, 17 września 2014

The Fashion Language


Hi guys! Not so long ago, I’ve been asked by Smartling, a translation service company that is able to translate website content into multiple languages for many famous brands, to write a post on my very own “fashion language”. The New York Fashion Week is just around the corner. The event, gathering fashionistas from all over the world, will be a wonderful showcase of many trends unique to the particular parts of the globe. That’s why Smartling decided to  celebrate the multicultural aspect of fashion by asking bloggers to describe their “fashion language” or, to put it simply, the way trends from various countries “translate” into their signature style.

You all know that I’m a freak for some languages and cultures. I’ve been proclaiming my love for Russia and Great Britain countless times already. Let’s not forget about Japan and South Korea, too – the Japanese phase might have faded a bit through the years, but, being a dedicated K-pop fan, I’m very up-to-date with what’s in fashion in South Korea. What’s even better, I try to stay away from the blatant ethnic elements that might seem to tackle the cultural appropriation issue (hello, hours spent on Tumblr!) and get my style fix from trends that have naturally emerged in particular subcultures as time passed.

So, are you ready for a quick journey around the world, accompanied by my very own illustrations?


piątek, 12 września 2014

Totally Girly Stuff

See? I told you I'm taking a longer break! My photographer totally deserved it, though. Lots of stuff happened through the last month, so I wasn't in a mood for a photoshoot, either; flannels, skinny jeans and minimal amount of accessories might be comfy and suitable for my smart-and-quirky style, but definitely not outfit post-worthy. Yep, it was that kind of dark, stressfull time when you're not really into wearing anything fancy. It's still not really over, but I'm slowly getting better.
Long time no see, totally girly stuff. I wonder how it is even possible that I haven't shown you this dress up to this moment. It's one of those emergency pieces; nothing to wear? Just take a preppy dress and throw a cardi on it! Anyway, there are two other stars here. One of them is this bear-eared hat (I prefer to see those bumps as horns, though!) that I've found in the darkest corners of Ebay and instantly fell in love with it (I ordered a dark red version, too). I have to be one of the very few Polish fashionistas owning this kind of hat, if not the only one, don't you think so? And I don't even consider myself as a hipster anymore... Well, back to the topic - the other star here is a pair of shiny black oxford shoes that I don't wear very often, but absolutely love them. It was about time to show them on the blog! Even though I finished high school over 4 years ago, this outfit brings that kind of a "back to school" feel that seems to be very appreciated in the blogosphere these days, haha.
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poniedziałek, 4 sierpnia 2014

Sweetheart

I felt like those Sinsay girls, except for the fact I'm definitely not a skinny sweet sixteen. You know what I'm talking about - wrapping a glamorous one piece into sporty items. This was the case with this lovely sweetheart-neckline type romper that I got from Lookbookstore.co. I've been dreaming of something like this since I've seen a similar one in PSY's Gentleman video (worn by the super sexy Ga In, of course) but... once I got, I had no idea how to style it so that it'd be suitable to wear casually. Believe me, I tried to pair it with an elegant red blazer you've seen a few posts ago and my favourite red heels that I never really wear, but I don't think I'd be able to put up with such an outfit for a whole day (the photoshoot was to be done after work). Being glamour is such a burden, why can't I look quirky and whimsical instead... Oh wait, I can. And I do. Working in advertising offers so much freedom when it comes to everyday fashion.

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poniedziałek, 28 lipca 2014

Schoolgirl

Life brings us the least expected changes. One day you hit the rock bottom, next - you skyrocket as high as you'd never imagine. You might be wondering what's behind this philosophical introduction, but don't worry, here's the explanation. First of all, I've found a new job. In advertising. ADVERTISING. You get it? It's always been, like, my dream job and, although it's hard to believe, IT'S REALLY HAPPENING. All 7 seasons of Mad Men that I've just watched won't go wasted now, haha.
Very personal corner aside, this post is my first blog collaboration ever! This lovely jumpsuit is a courtesy of Lookbookstore.co - they asked me to do two outfit posts. The key theme here are, of course, jumpsuits. Those which I choose look as if they've been made for me to wear them - they're both sooo retro! The piece I'm showing you today fits perfectly into my hipster-ish schoolgirl image. I mixed it with a blazer... or is it a coat actually?... and a beautiful vintage leather bag. What a gem!

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niedziela, 20 lipca 2014

M side

You may be wondering what in the earth has happened to that male side of me during the last three posts, in which I've been sporting very feminine outfits. Well, truth to be told, that side of me loves to look smart and since the weather has been terribly hot these days, neatly ironed shirts, cardigans, ties and bowties are at least... uncalled for. If you don't want to melt during your way to and from work, that is. Still, I can't fight the urge to dress up all boy-like from time to time. This is when blazers come in handy. The one I'm showing you here is one of my favourites (right after the Sherlock one from the previous post) - it's absolutely lightweight (even though it doesn't look like this!) and once it gets chilly, I can just button it up for it to serve as a light coat since it's a bit oversized. With a blazer like this, paired with bold jewellery - like this lovely over-the-top lion necklace - I'm ready to smart up any casual outfit, be it even an ordinary loose tee and shorts. Also - you've probably noticed it already since my tan is quite dark, but yes, the white spots on my skin are vitiligo, I absolutely do not intend to photoshop it out from the photos, though.
PS. I've just started publishing my comic online, please take a look at it!
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niedziela, 13 lipca 2014

Sherlock in a skirt

I'll say something very controversial, but I really hate BBC Sherlock with a passion. Seriously. It's weird, because I'm totally hooked on everything British and I absolutely LOVED the movie version with Robert Downey Jr. I suppose some of you, dear Readers, have closed the tab with my blog now, but those who weren't put off by what I've written above will get the rest of the story. Now it's clear that I haven't come up with this post's title. Ironically, my dear photographer loves BBC Sherlock. Hey, they say that the opposites attract, right? So, during the photoshoot she just stopped for a while, took a deep breath and said...
"You probably won't be delighted by what I'll say, but you totally bring the Sherlock feel with this hat and blazer".
End of story.
PS. Stay tuned for my first collaboration very very soon!
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