Monday, April 20, 2015

New Bridal Side Headband - Novi ukras za kosu za venčanje/rajf sa ukrasom sa strane

 This is a new head ornament from Bridal Collection that was inspired with spiral fossil forms. It is entirely made from copper wire of various gauges and richly decorated with all kind of beads, in clear, white, off white, white with opal tones and other similar tones and colors. The whole piece has been treated with copper patina and than firmly brushed and polished, to a achieve a vintage look. For photo shooting I laid it on a piece of linen fabric with lace to emphasize how romantic it is. And it really is:).
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 Ovo je novi ukras za kosu iz Kolekcije za venčanja, inspirisan spiralnim, fosilnim formama. U potpunosti je napravljen od bakarne žice, različitih debljina i bogato dekorisan perlicama svih vrsta, od providnih, preko belih, beličastih, belih sa opalnim tonovima i tako dalje u sličnim bojama i tonovima. Ceo komad je patiniran, dobro iščetkan i poliran, kako bi se postigao vintage look. Za slikanje sam ga položila na lanenu tkaninu sa čipkom, kako bih podvukla koliko je ovaj ukras za kosu romantičan. I zaista jeste:).

Monday, April 13, 2015

Anthropologie Today, my imaginary shopping:) - Anthropologie danas, moja imaginarna kupovina:)

 I have to admit that, inspite of my great admiration to Anthropologie's concept from a decade ago, I gradually stopped checking, on a regular basis,  what are their new arrivals, since I've noticed a change in it, at least when it comes to Clothing. Visually, the collection today looks much more casual and plain. Just here and there, a reminiscence of what was "old", "retro style" glory...However, today I tried to focus on what's in there that I like, and would like to wear myself.
 
 Moram da priznam da, uprkos mom ogromnom divljenju prema čitavom "Athropologie" konceptu, kakav je bio pre 10-tak godina, postepeno sam prestala da, na redovnoj bazi, proveravam šta je novo na njihovom sajtu, pošto sam primetila promene. Novije kolekcije su, za moj ukus, previše kežual i obične. Tek tu i tamo, kao neka uspomena, može se videti po nešto što podseća na nekadašnji sjaj i retro stil, po kome su bili karakteristični...Kako bilo, danas sam pokušala da se fokusiram na ono što mi se dopada i što bih i sama nosila.

Anthropologie Today

Friday, April 10, 2015

Old works, inspired by "Anthropologie" catalogues- Stari radovi, inspirisani "Anthroplogie" katalozima

 I won't be writing much today. It's just that my previous post and the one I wrote about use of fiber art in jewelry making, as a guest blogger, reminded me of my old works, that led me to jewelry making. For years I was inspired with what I saw in Anthropologie stores, and here I have a photo mix of my Anthropologie catalogues and old works inspired by them. 
NOTE: Few items, like yellow and aqua color tank tops were handcrafted by a skilfull woman who followed my designs and instructions. The same goes for the black tank top (embroidery is mine) and cut & sew mobile cases and headbands with  colorful floral embroidery. Butterfly and flower applications are mine, while the woven caro bases (scarfs) are not. The rest is handmade by myself.
 
 Danas neću puno pisati. Radi se samo o tome da su me prethodna dva posta podsetila na moje stare radove, koji su bili uvod u ovo što danas radim. Godinama sam bila inspirisana onim što sam videla u "Anthropologie" radnjama, pa sam ovde napravila miks fotografija sa tim mojim starim radovima i "Antroplogie" katalozima, koje često prelistavam. 
NAPOMENA: Žuti i svetlo plavi topić je izradila, prema mojim crtežima i uputstvima, žena sa veoma veštim rukama. Isto se odnosi i na crni top (vez sam uradila ja) i krojene trake za kosu i futrolice za mobilni sa izvezenim floralnim  motivima. Aplikacije sa leptirom i floralnim motivom su moje, dok tkana karirana osnova (šal) nije.  Sve ostalo sam izradila ja.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Guest Blogging for the first time :) - Ja kao gostujući bloger, po prvi put :)

 I was featured today as a guest blogger on Teena's blog http://www.serendipitini.com/ - Teena invited me to share my story about how did I start making jewelry and about applying  fiber art during the process. It was fun to make a retrospective review, to go back in time and to realize  that it was, actually, the  "Anthropologie"  store in NYC and NYC Metro Subway knitters, that made me decide to leave, gradually, a mass fashion industry and go for unique, handmade pieces and later  - jewelry. You can find out more about it on Teena's blog. 
 
 Danas sam predstavljena kao gostujući bloger na Tininom blogu http://www.serendipitini.com/ - Tina me je pozvala da podelim svoju priču o tome kako sam počela da pravim nakit i kako tokom procesa izrade primenjujem tzv. fiber art. Bilo mi je zabavno da se vratim unazad, napravim malu retrospektivu i shvatim da su  "Anthropologie"   radnja u Njujorku, kao i devojke koje su štrikanjem prekraćivale vreme u prevozu podzemnom železnicom, glavni razlozi za moju odluku da postepeno napustim serijsku proizvodnju u modnoj industriji i posvetim se više ručnoj izradi unikata, kasnije i nakita. Više o tome možete saznati na Tininom blogu.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wish List: OOAKjewelz jewelry - Lista želja: Nakit OOAKjewelz

 Tribal, ethnic, bohemian, eclectic, native - there are so many attributes to describe something that is an inexhaustible source of research and inspiration for me. I spend many hours surfing the internet and other sources, in pursuit of everything that I can find regarding this theme. And it is not very easy to find authentic pieces that I'm looking for: genuine, antique, handmade beads, jewelry, adornments, different accessories, etc. Most of the time I find contemporary jewelry that were inspired with all previously mentioned. That is also great because, sometimes, I bump into something  so amazing, that I forget what I was looking for, at the first place. That's how I first found and then fell in love with "OOAKjewelz" and I'll explain why:).
 
⋘ Plemenski, etnički, boemski, eklektični, autohtoni - ima toliko mnogo atributa koji opisuju nešto što je za mene nepresušan izvor inspiracije i istraživanja. Provodim dosta vremena pretražujući internet i druge izvore, u potrazi za svim onim što se može naći, a što se tiče ove teme. I nije uvek lako naleteti na originalne, starinske, ručno rađene perle, nakit, ukrase, različite aksesoare, itd. Uglavnom nailazim na moderan nakit koji je inspirisan svim ovim prethodno pomenutim. I to je takođe sjajno, zato što ponekad naletim na nešto što je toliko zadivljujuće da i zaboravim šta sam šta sam uopšte bila tražila. Tako sam naletela i na nakit "OOAKjewelz" i zaljubila se u njega, objasniću i zašto:)




Saturday, April 4, 2015

JulieMcQueen: EVENING Outfit & Makeup tutorial - Julie Mc Queen: Večernja toaleta i make-up tutorijal


 I got to share this wonderful post by Julia.

Don't miss to watch her video with great tutorial on make-up, by Alexandra Shabalina. 

There's also a tutorial on how to make this romantic braided hairstyle that runs around Julia's head - it actually starts from one side and ends on the other one, very interesting:).

And of course, I'm very proud that Julia completed her styling with Starseed Bracelet. Thank you Julia!  спасибо Юлия! 


 Starseed Bracelet