Gabriela always gets the best of me. I spent yesterday evening surrounded by hats and bags and dresses and flowers and sweets and glasses of Moldavian wine. I spent yesterday evening surrounded by people who made me sigh before my departure. I put on a fuchsia dress which instantly came off in favor of a dress Gabriela had made : pale pink perfection, fitted like every dress should fit. We added a minty hat and Sanda handed me the matching Bookletta bag – pale pink and mint. Then came the ”infamous” and spontaneous shooting in Cişmigiu with Horia and Nicu from Lookool and Gabi’s wonderful friends, Cristina and Maria. It should always be refreshing to walk in the park wearing a dress that makes you feel like Audrey Hepburn, while your feet are comfortable in your worn-out-second-hand All Stars.
Gabriela Atanasov and Sanda Cojocaru have opened their showroom in a stylish flat on Intrarea Rigas, right next to Cişmigiu Park. They remodeled it themselves and invited everybody to see the result. I managed to capture some black and white shots of the place, on film, which should enter the virtual realm pretty soon.
I also met the founders of a great Romanian project – Lookool.ro – ‘’ the only collective fashion community of the coolest people in Romania’’. You can check the latest outfits of Romanian fashion bloggers or even post your own outfit – it is easy and fun as you can subscribe through your Facebook profile.
I left the showroom with a smile on my face and it wasn’t the wine : it was the magic of all those open and creative people being brought together by a shared passion for what is beautiful without being unreachable and for what is difficult without being impossible.
My sincere congratulations and admiration goes to all the people who made the event possible. I can’t wait to visit the girls again!
They’re waiting for you with an endless supply of the friendliest fashion in Bucharest!
Pictures taken by Horia Stan