COVERL GIRL| CULTARTES MAGAZINE, MARCH 2018

A MANIFESTO FOR SELF LOVE – TEXT BY RALUCA ROȘU for Cultartes  Hello, this is your body. Oh, hello. I can hear…you. We wear our bodies every single day. I wear mine less with pride and more with care lately. Take good care of me, my body whispers when I listen. Oh, I do, I…

#yoursdaily – February & March 2018

I usually do this “Instagram visits dailytutliputli.com” seasonally & it never exceeds the limit of 3 months, as a NORMAL season should be in Bucharest, Romania. I should have been able to draw a line in February when it came to this winter, but we had all sorts of seasons (depending on the week &…

V Day: value yourself & I love Viv day, mmkay?

This is us. We are people in love & we also love each other deeply. Love happens every day & we celebrate our love every chance we get. This picture speaks volumes about us as a couple. We are a #powerfulcouple rather than just a #powercouple. We are mostly good for each other, personally & professionally. #wecreate. For love…

This is NOT a BEAUTY post|ART on #dailytutliputli with Irina Gache & Raluca Roşu

The current project hosted on dailytutliputli.com is actually a BIG SELF-PORTRAIT of Raluca Roşu, at first not even intentional and/or conscious and now fully conscious and especially intentional (!). I talked about it every chance I got: interviews & all other sorts of press. Of course, this means that it encompasses many other sub-projects, some connected…

Goodbye, Girls!

Worlds apart or where did all my friends go? This is a Goodbye, Girls! think piece. illustrations by Nina Cosford  Girls: the beginning of a beautiful friendship Girls entered my life in my first year of graduate school. Just like Hannah Horvath, I had graduated college. However, I was less sure about me being a writer…

Inside out

pictures by Vivian Dunger New York, 2014: One night, we were in a bar on the Lower East Side and I played the song “Bluest Eyes in Texas” on their jukebox, thinking about the movie Boys Don’t Cry. I was surprised to hear the original song and not the cover from the soundtrack, but I…

Memories are born from social media success

Memories are born from social media success I break even on Instagram and forget my address. Memories died from NYC to 92nd and Lex Crunching numbers is just another habit to kick, like chewing pink gum Bubbles got stuck on my cheek and Upper lip. September 2015, excerpt from “Social media blues” photography by Vivian Dünger

God knows I died

9/19/2015 having a Winona moment what is a Winona moment you might ask a Winona moment is when you feel trapped between the 90s and the present and your hair is mid nervous breakdown and you cannot even spell the word that comes before chic used in connection with Kate, the other girl Johnny used…

We should go back to New York

Care dintre noi două, Raluca? Cea goală sau cea plină? Cea aspră sau cea fină? Cea în doi sau cea în noi? Cea urâtă sau cea frumoasă? Cea subțire sau cea groasă? V. m-a învățat că întâi de toate aplici gelul direct pe păr, viguros, dar atent; și îl întinzi. În ce direcție vrei. Apoi…

I wanted to say something nice

about the people around me or at least the ghosts that haunt me-writing childlike rhymes is like writing on the wall in our room-this verses are like children holding hands-I never learned anything from school-except that when your knees bend it hurts-except that your knees are not plastic-not even soft not even hard-the Barbie dolls…