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…
Moving to Denmark meant adapting to a different temperature and climate. It meant changing my clothing comfort zone.
I remember arriving in Denmark with only few pieces of clothes, I managed to give almost everything away, and the weather was getting colder here.
It is raining almost every day and it is important to stay dry and have a good jacket with you all the time. Staying warm is essential, so having a good sweater on you can make a big difference, not to mention a good pair of jeans.
Last year I just bought whatever was on sale, not having money to buy something that was not necessary. I have to admit that I love watching other people being in fashion than me. Maybe I’m just lazy or maybe is because my body type doesn’t help as much as I wish.
Anyway, this year has been a more chill year and I had more spare time to scroll some trends for this year and this are my favorites so far. Maybe I’ll buy some of them or maybe they’ll stay here as a memory for something that I wished I had.
Note: Click on the photo for the source.
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.
Cei care ma cunosc stiu ca sunt innebunita dupa rochiile purtate in anii 1700-1900, chiar daca nu mi-ar sta bine in ele si nu cred ca voi gasi vreodata vreuna. Cred ca filmele vechi la care ma uitam cand eram copil si picturile din muzee mi-au deschis apetitul pentru aceste rochii.
Ele au inspirat un trend in Japonia, de care postasem acum ceva vreme pe blog, si nu credeam ca mai coase cineva astfel de rochii.
De cateva luni de zile o am in lista de prieteni pe Maria Heller, o artista care isi creaza propriile modele, croieli si coase la mana rochii si corsete. Mi-a amintit un pic de Ophelia Overdose, care isi face si ea corsete si rochii.
Pentru ca imi place foarte mult munca ei, imi doresc foarte mult sa afle cat mai multe persoane despre ea!
Daca va puneti intrebarea: “Unde as putea purta acesta rochie?” nu va spun decat atat, ocaziile se creeaza! Si o nota personala, eu as purta o astfel de rochie la nunta.
Fotografiile ii apartin si sunt luate de pe pagina ei de Facebook.
Am apucat sa filmez cateva momente din primele sedinte foto pentru Sanziene in Urban!
Multumim frumos Dana Buda ca ai acceptat sa ne fi model!
I was not a fan of these type of blouses until I started working on cruise ships and the identity crisis hit me.
I was meeting people from around the word that had a perfect image of their culture and identity and I felt that I barely knew anything about my country. We, Romanians, have a lot in common with our country neighbors and in many ways I couldn’t express myself properly about what makes us different.
So I started reading books about our culture and the old religion and I somehow feel in love with what I was discovering.
I was searching for things like embroidered blouses and at that time they were back in fashion. Designers were inspired by the east European traditional blouses and I bought myself one. I was so proud of myself!
The next step was to buy an hand made one and to wear it around the word while working on the cruise ship.
It didn’t take long until I had the courage to embroide my own blouse with the help of the blog Semne Cusute who explained all the symbols used on the authentic Romanian blouse.
For the first time in my life, everything made sense and I felt Romanian.
As I look now, I am proud of myself for all the lessons and blouses that I finished embroidering.
I dream to have a special closet full of blouses made by me from each corner of Romania.
My journey is still at the beginning and I hope you guys can appreciate my work so far!
Spring is here! It is sunny and warm and I am very happy for it! Sansa is happier than ever because we get and stay outside more and she gets to run and smell things. <3
I started to sleep at night and stopped being a night owl for a week now. I feel way better and productive, like right now I am taking a break from cleaning my apartment. 😀
I regret not finding the inspiration to take pictures with the blossomed trees in my town, I know they are not as impressive as the cherry blossoms in Japan but it still looks wonderful.
April will be fun!
See you on my next post! Bye!