One of our models, Gabriela, gave us a glimpse on how a bad-ass Urban Fairy looks like. We had her as a model for two of our photo shoots and the second video will be out soon. This project “Sanziene in Urban” was initiated by me and my husband, Radu Niculescu, back in 2015 as a movement of influencing the young generation to discover the “old” blouses that their grand-mothers used to make and cherish them, wear them. We have been inspired by the cultural movement La Blouse Roumaine and the love for our country. These photos are taken by Mihnea Avram in the pub Strings, in Constanta. The model, Gabriela Prisacaru, is wearing a traditional Romanian blouse from Maramures, made available for this project by me. Assistants were Radu Niculescu and Alina Spinu. Alina Spinu was as well in charge for the hair and make-up.
More about the project on the official web page http://sanzieneinurban.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SanzieneinUr…
We worked hard in all the photo-shootings we had for 2016, and because of financial set backs we didn’t managed to print all the good photos we captured. The set backs made me under-appreciate myself and I kept delaying the work on these videos (yes, more videos are coming) and couldn’t concentrate on working.
Considering on the budget that we had, we got great content and the event was a success!
See you soon with the rest of the work on that project!
I know this video should have been uploaded last year, but I have started working at it multiple times and never got to finish it properly. I initiated this project along with my husband back in 2015 in an attempt to show to the Romanian public that the vintage blouses, that are part of our identity culture, are not unfashionable and that we can wear them with pride. The main group of target was the young generation that has barely any contact with the authentic traditional elements. I have to mention that the ideas that influenced me into discovering the beauty of he authentic are La Blouse Roumaine and Semne Cusute (Ioana Corduneanu). In this video you can get a glimpse of the photos that were taken in this project, we skipped filming the makeup process (done by Alina Spinu). In 2016 me and my husband worked along side with Alina Spinu who was as photographer, assistant, makeup artist and hair stylist. Not to mention her constant support. Diana Curca was the main photographer, Radu Niculescu was as assistant, makeup by Alina Spinu. Traditional Romanian blouse from Rucar, Fagaras borrowed from miss Brindusa Darmina. The Facebook page for this project is https://www.facebook.com/SanzieneinUr… and the web page is http://www.sanzieneinurban.com Not all the photo shootings had video of making of but the results of 2015 and 2016 have been published. As well you can find the team behind all the photos.
We worked hard to make some beautiful photos to promote the event from 2015. I finally got to finish this video and share our work with the world! I hope you like it and appreciate our effort.
This year has been productive for me, in all plans. I am happy and the future projects that came up towards me will help me grow more as a person.
I started and finished this year many things, one of them being this traditional Romanian blouse from Botosani. I wore it on the 24th of June.
I just wanted to leave this part of my journey, here on the blog.
Happy July everyone!
I have quite a reputation of wearing my embroidered blouses and taking pictures.
Well this year marks the 5th year of wearing it on the 24th of June.
What does the 24th of June represent? Well it is an European holiday known as the Summer Solstice and in eastern Europe, people celebrate the Fairies called Sanziene or Dragaice. It is a pagan celebration with European roots, which makes it very important, and since 2013 it is celebrated as the day of the Romanian blouse, internationally by the Romanians in the diaspora.
As I finished one of the blouses that I started this year, I wore this one today.
There was a huge celebration here in Denmark and the weather was friendly so I took a walk around the city.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my little post.