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Monday, August 15, 2016

Three Days With Alexandra, Day II

In the first part of my three days creative journey with Sorina and Alexandra, I showed you a couple of places close to my atelier.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Three Days With Alexandra, Day I



Vienna has many faces, secrets, stories and moods... I love to explore new places or re-discover those, where I like to spend my private or professional time. Alexandra is one of my models from Bucharest and she was my guest, together with our friend and colleague, Sorina Dumitrescu.

They drove from Bucharest to Vienna and our plan was, to organize a three days documentation of some of the places that surround my atelier and home. I absolutely adore my district and it wasn’t easy to a make a selection, I would have needed several weeks. :-)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Geras


After each challenging project, I like to offer myself a treat; a small delight that helps me to recharge my energy and increase my creativity levels. This year I chose to only have a handful of bridal custom works and one of them was Christina’s wedding gown. She was a wonderful customer and I am very happy that I was given the chance to create her gown! She also hired me to come on her wedding day to iron and prepare her outfit and I took the chance to make the most of the trip to her wedding location. I choose Geras village to spend the weekend and enjoy the nature to the fullest. It was such a good idea that I already look forward to the next opportunity! Geras and its surroundings are a perfect retreat for anyone looking for tranquility, relaxation and an authentic bond with the nature.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Moonlight Mist – My New Couture Headpieces Collection


I usually need 12 – 15 months to work and finish a couture headpieces & hair adornments collection. I started to design Moonlight Mist last summer, it is my third collection and it sums up to 11 pieces.

Every headpiece is conceived by me and crafted together with my master teacher (she consults and directs me since five years), I feel so fortunate and grateful that I can learn and explore such a beautiful, creative and skillful profession! Couture millinery and silk flowers crafting professions are dying out as less and less of us truly have the passion, time and dedication to construct from 0 an accessory that is valued and purchased by only a few (mostly arts & crafts lovers). We hand cut, form, dye, every petal, leave, stamina that create a silk or lace flower; we construct every branch and feather; we hand sew every stone, pearl and crystal...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Weekend in Innsbruck


I returned last night from a delightful working weekend trip to Innsbruck; I love this city and I always look for one reason or more, to travel there!