środa, 8 lipca 2015

Blog's 2nd Anniversary / Me? A fashion blogger? Oh please.

The perfect recipe for a cafe moscow anniversary outfit: pretty park surrounding? Check. A splash of red colour? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Platform shoes? Check. Optional leopard print and flowers? Also check! The photoshoot had been done July 3rd. This blog's anniversary is July 4th, but I didn't find it important enough to rush and prepare the post here and now; instead, I met with the lovely fellow blogger, Mar on that day. A long conversation with her has led me to some interesting musings, which I'm going to share with you.
This post will be somewhat different, as you will find less pictures and more of my writing. Beware. I rant a lot.

Fact: it's very hard to find a long-term fashion blogger who isn't all about clothes, statistics and sponsorship. I have no idea how this applies to other countries, but this is the sad truth here in Poland. There's this infamous Polish proverb about not taking a dump into our own nest, which simply means that you shouldn't talk sh*t about your close environment, but a). the Polish blogosphere was never my main target, b). good knowledge of English is still a rare thing among the style bloggers here, so there's a chance not many of them will catch all the lingering irony I'm implementing into this post.
With that said, I was positively surprised to meet a level-headed person like Mar in this little statistics-obsessed blogger world. And vice versa.

You see, even after those two years, I still don't really consider myself a fashion blogger (I prefer the term personal style blogger). I am not interested in fashion per se; watching fashion shows and stalking designers on social media would bore me to death. I think of myself as more of an artist - but it's still not so close to the actual state of things; to put it simply, I'm just a crazy person who takes great pleasure in admiring and creating beautiful things that happen to be related to clothes (I hope I don't sound like a special snowflake... too much). Posting on fashion message boards? Commenting on looks I don't even find interesting? Checking out trends and new collections? I'd rather invest this time in drawing a new comic page... and then dress up the way I find interesting, which doesn't necessarily have to do with what's trending now. #thatshowIroll

blazer, dress - thrifted

Photos taken by Marta, thank you! 

wtorek, 30 czerwca 2015

Gray tones

So... Yeah. Summer, at last. Time to bring all those colourful clothes out of your closet... Not really. As you've probably noticed, I use strong colours pretty much in every single blog post. The thing is, even though I love red and pink and all those neon hues, gray is still one of my favourite colours. There was that time not so long ago (before the blog, anyway) when most of my wardrobe consisted of various tones of gray. This post is like a tribute to those days, haha. It's hard to believe, but this epic blazer with leather patches is actually a thrifted treasure! So is the bag, but I think I've already mentioned that.
One more thing: I deleted the old cafe moscow fanpage. People kept liking it even though I've written a post about it closing very soon... Sigh. The new, "correct" fanpage is here.

czwartek, 11 czerwca 2015

Candy cane + a new fanpage!

First things first: just recently, I set up a fanpage for my artistic work and I figured out that merging it with this blog's fanpage would be not only much easier, but also more true to what I do and who I am. I wrote more about my reasons in this Facebook post - read it if you're interested. Anyway, please unfollow the old Cafe Moscow fanpage and follow the Karolina Romanova one, as the former will be deleted in a few days!
Now, onto the outfit. PINK. WIG. No, seriously, a pink wig. I am so in love with this colour and honestly, I'm sure it is in love with me. I admit, I do envy pastel goth girls wearing their own pink wigs with crazy outfits, but I was actually seeking ways to tone it down a little bit, just to stay true to my "spiced up schoolgirl" look. The red dress does bring just as much attention as the hair colour, though. Doesn't the colour combo used in this post remind you of candy canes?
Also! There a shiny new Google+ widget in the sidebar. You know you want to click it.

czwartek, 14 maja 2015

As faux as it gets!

Thank you very much, RuPaul's Drag Race, for sparking the interest in wigs, actual makeup (actual = more than pretty eyebrows and eyeliner) and even fancier outfits in me. "Actual makeup" is still out of my reach, since I'm a hopeless anti-talented individual in that matter, but I've been working on elevating my style into another level of flashiness. Next on the list: WIGS. I think they're my new obsession. Truth to be told, I've been enviously looking at all those pastel goth bloggers rocking their wigs, but Drag Race was the thing that pushed me into actually buying a few. So, yeah, that's the miracle behind my hair length in this post! Stay tuned for more posts featuring fabulous wigs in the future! I'm leaving you with the photos.

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niedziela, 12 kwietnia 2015

End of Season

We've just entered the period of warm weather, so let's end the winter season with a post featuring a fur coat (that was shoot around the beginning of March, haha). As you can see, there have been some major changes to my hairstyle... Yep, I cut my hair short again mid-February and have been maintaining it since then. Unfortunately, it caused lots of "but you don't look feminine anymore!111" type of comments. EXCUSE ME? What does HAIR have to do with femininity? Sure, I do have those two kind-of identities, male and female, clashing inside of my mind all the time. Sure, short hair really does make the boy part of me stand out a bit more. But to be absolutely honest, I consider pixie cuts with long bangs very cute and girly when styled properly. This is exactly what I'm showing to you in this post. The base of this outfit looks a bit like a girl scout uniform with that greyish-green shirt, black skirt and laced up boots, but throwing stylish pieces on it, like the faux fur coat, bowler hat and heart-shaped sunglasses (what a gem!) made it a whole lot more feminine and quirky. Also, have you noticed the decorative seam pattern on the back of my tights? I love such accents on my legwear.
Also, just so you know: the primary reason I cut my hair for was the fact that I started wearing wigs. Check out my instagram for the photos or, if you're patient enough, just wait till the next post!

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poniedziałek, 2 marca 2015

Instamix #1

I'll be honest with you. Up to some point, I kept thinking that the whole Instagram craze and "instamix" blog posts are kinda embarrassing.

Then, I bought a new phone and got addicted to Instagram myself. Oh the irony!

And since I've been unable to make an outfit post for quite a long time already, I decided to reconsider the idea of the instamix blog posts; after all, I do take lots of photos each day and find some of them aesthetically pleasing, so why wouldn't I showcase them a bit more? Also, this is a good opportunity for you to see that I REALLY dress the way I show here on the blog... and a chance to get to know me better, too!

So, get ready, since I'm probably gonna turn it into a series of posts!

Oh, and while we're at shameless self-promotion, I just wanted to let you know that I started publishing the second chapter of my comic #DCDNC online. Check it out on deviantArt or Tumblr!

czwartek, 15 stycznia 2015

So British

Long time no see, blah blah, not really my fault. We can only blame busy schedules, both mine and my photographer. Anyway, we've finally managed to meet up for a photoshoot and here's the result. The inspiration for this outfit came, of course, from the classic British elements such as the said school uniform, Dr Marten's shoes, tartan print and overall retro/preppy feeling.This is my favourite girly outfit these days. I've been wearing this set so many times and I'm not bored of it yet, which may or may not mean that I've safely parked back on the "school uniform" spot of my style. It seems like a longer break from fashion blogging means lots of positive changes in my case. I'm leaning more into classic, polished uniform-like looks than crazy hipster student ones like I did before.
Also, I wanna remind you that I'm very, very active on my Instagram! I'm mainly showing my meals there (I'm a huge clean eating and paleo enthusiast) but I thought you'd like to see it, too, haha. Also, be sure to check out my webcomic - I'll be posting the second capter soon!
One more thing - I have lots of style-related things going on in my mind, so I'm thinking about posting more than just outfit posts here. Let me know if you'd like to read what I've got to say, guys!

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