You are red, she said.









“Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. ‘Patriotism’ is its cult… Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.” ― Erich Fromm

 I was asked what I believed in.

I was the last to answer and while others apparently took their leap of faith I reflected whether  I should tell the truth or not.

I said : I do not believe in anything, but believe me – it is fine, it is not harmful for anyone.

When I said that I was not thinking only about gods or other such entities.

I was expressing a certain attitude towards life.

Although it may come as a surprise, this attitude is called rational optimism and does not allow me, even in the less serious circumstances, to take any leap of faith in any direction.

Gabriela then told me that I did not need to wear red for the Extravaganza Fashion Fair’s  Fall in Red Edition, because I already am red and I believed her.

I never seem to have time to explain people why I do not always join their games, why I am always so serious when it comes to living.

I try to explain it through my clothes sometimes.

I like to think that I look like someone who does not believe, but can wear Beliv.

I am more like John, but trying to get rid of some of my ego.

Thank you Criss Dobrescu and Loredana Munteanu from Arta nu mușcă for inviting me to the event.

Thank you Emilia, Livia and everyone from Beliv  for letting me wear a T-shirt and skirt from Beliv.

Thank you Simina Filat for the wonderful bag from Simina Filat Accessories,

thank you Claudia Tecuceanu for the Fire de Murg necklace

and thank you Alis from MAC Cosmetics for the make-up

You might want to visit the Extravaganza Fashion Fair today as well at Rooms Cafe, 28-30 Mendeleev Street between 11:00 and 20:00

Photography by Fabian Tatomirescu

the ones without watermark by Gabriela Atanasov, Livia from Beliv and myself

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mona says:

    You looked gorgeous! It was really nice to meet you!

    P.S: I do not believe in anything either, although I said I did.

    1. Thank you so much! It was nice meeting you too. There aren’t so many people who are as friendly in real life as they are online – so it was a pleasant surprise.

      I know about the belief part – most of the people present felt the same I bet, but they just played the game. Sometimes I play it too. Hugs.

      1. Mona says:

        Thank you, Raluca! 🙂

        I guess at one point every one of us plays a game, the thing is not to get caught in that game and forget who we truly are.

  2. Anaivilo says:

    Oh that necklace is simply a delight! 😀 Great skirt too 😉

  3. gabriela says:

    You are RED …i SAID!

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