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.
Since starting to love the Romanian craft art and embroidering traditional Romanian blouses myself, I started searching for inspirational works that portrayed a similar love.
I found this beautiful illustration thru a Facebook share:
I fell in love with it and dreamed to save enough money to buy the illustration, but life happened and I forgot all about it. It happens so often that we forget about the beautiful art that we need in our lives because of stress and bad people that are pushing us away from our safe place. This type of work makes me dream more and busts my creativity, makes me want to do more and helps me see the bright side.
As time passed, the name of Madalina Tantareanu kept appearing on my social media because of her beautiful work and I followed her on her Facebook page and Instagram. You can check her works there and see that she is worth it, her works are original and very well done.
I admired very much the fact that she had diversity and that she drew characters that I love and places that I want to visit or had the chance to visit.
She made a quick contest on her Facebook page and I got in and won an illustration from her (that I wanted badly but couldn’t afford it at the moment).
The quality of the prints are very good and the paper is super good. I will buy tomorrow a frame for the Midnight in Bucovina and I will post in the following blog posts about it!
I love them both and I so exited to have them in my room!
Madalina has a portfolio on her web page and a etsy shop from where you can buy her artwork and support her in her fantastic journey as an artist. Go check it out, she may have an perfect illustration for your city!
Thank you so much Madalina, this is the first gift I got this year and it gave me hope!
Photo source: www.madalinatantareanu.com
It is supposed to be a scary day and it is, in some way. I somehow feel like being at the edge of a cliff and almost falling, but when I look back I realize I was in a very bad place when I was 19, even at 9 years old. So looking ahead is not as scary as it was when I was younger.
It is a mixture o relief and anxiety, a feeling that somehow I am a better version of myself than I was 10 years ago. I feel free to reinvent myself and learn new stuff.
Age it’s not just a number, it is a reminder that you have to improve yourself in some way.
Because it is my birthday I will share with you people some of the best pictures of me taken this year.
I am wearing a traditional Romanian costume from Cluj, Transilvania.
Photography by Radu Niculescu, hair and assistant Alina Spinu.
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!