Going military

It’s been such a journey these last 4 years and I do not even know if the idea of writing my thoughts here again is a good one. I tried to keep my facebook fashionsensitiveinlowlands page alive, easier to post an inspiring photo and a phrase than a real blog, which implies responsibility and tones of organization skills. Sometimes I miss this blog, but sometimes I feel it’s not offering me what I expected. I moved a lot, not only changed countries, but also jobs and my virtual spaces. I purchased a domain (.com) and I have been writing there until 2014, but meanwhile lost it in the périples of life.  But the other side of the coin is that I met so many new people in my non-virtual life and I grew so much. I think a lot has changed also from a fashion point of view, I am amazed how colors and clothes I would have never worn in the past are appealing to me now. And today it is about the utilitarian clothes and military green with a touch of interior design that I spotted at the ShowUP Fair close to Haarlem, the Netherlands. The red cross on the cushions reminds me of my previous job. I dared to share also the last picture even if Dutch summer is not going to come any time soon.

Source: 1 – Vogue US 2010; 2 – by me; 3 – HM Summer 2013 ad campaign



This weekend will be about friendship. My girls have driven a long way to meet all here in Bucharest, so I can’t describe the joy of spending a couple of days together. I have not seen them since February when I flew to Vienna for a little reunion, wink! 

And I found a very nice quote that really comprises my thoughts about my two friends: “Even though we change and we’ve all found our place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or when the smile spreads across our face, we ‘ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not still be friends.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Source: pinterest


I am totally a vintage bijoux fan. This one I found on Portobello Road in London and I was  tremendously happy. The color that this Instagram photo hides is green, a splendid green or how I like to call it, splendor of the grass.  At Sherlock Holmes Museum, I  also “bump into” some green earrings to match it, but they were really old and could not be fixed. I guess it is for the best as the two items together were too much.

Another reason to love vintage fairs: not only for discovering young and very talented Romanian designers. but to admire all kind of vintage jewels. So, who is in the mood for a vintage fair this weekend? Me, me, me!!!

Trademark: Louboutin vs YSL

Now this is a lawsuit that I will really love to work for, but really, really! Can you imagine how it would be to  represent Christian Louboutin against Yves Saint Laurent or vice versa? That will be the moment when I could  truly asses that I love to be a lawyer, a lawyer that defends shoes! My work would be much more fun, wink!

If you did not know, I am telling you: there is a “battle” between the two famous fashion houses because YSL have copied the label of Louboutin, his famous “red soles”. So, they are fighting for a color, for the red color? Well, apparently it is more than that and Louboutin told the French newspaper Libération: “I understand that, but it is a red in a specific context [in the way that], there is Ferrari red [and] Hermès orange. Even in the food industry, Cadbury recently won a lawsuit against Nestlé for using purple packaging. All this proves that the colours play a part in a brand’s identity. I’m not saying that red usually belongs to me – I repeat that this is about a precise red, used in a precise location.

Apart from my enthusiasm to work for a fashion house, I think this is a sad story. Louboutin himself mentioned that he had worked with Yves Saint Laurent and had great admiration for him and now the group PPR, who owns YSL, after making many proposals to buy Louboutin’s company in the past, all of which he turned down, unlawfully uses the trademark of the latter. What do you think?

I also wanted to tell you about Christian Louboutin Exhibition that opened yesterday, 1st of May, at the Design Museum in London. So, the lucky ones that live in London or tourists, you have the possibility to admire every stage of the design journey, “revealing how a shoe is constructed, from the initial drawing and first prototype through to production in the factory.

I like so much these drawings that I wanted to photograph them from Vogue Austria for you. I understand little of what they are saying, but I had to buy the magazine on my trip to Vienna, for the photos, of course!

Source: Design Museum, Vogue


I am very happy that one of my friends, young designer, is helping me with my mint dress for the college reunion I was (I think) telling you about. So, not only that she drew some sketches for me together with her teacher, but she is also helping me to find the perfect mint silk and have a splendid dress in the end…And I was speaking with her all morning about backless dresses and the perfect cut in order to match the shape of the back. “We are not all models, so I do not have a perfect back” I told her and she said: “Let me tell you something: skinny backs are not the best of, it depends on many other things, for example if you are a sportive person, than your back can be too wide or if you have wide hips, that the cut has to stop above your hips”.  So, what do you want to see when you are looking at a person wearing a backless dress? Or do you like backless dresses?

Have a lovely weekend! I’ll see you on Wednesday as I’m having a long weekend, we are celebrating in Romania the 1st of May – the Working Day (by not working, wink)!

Source: riches for rags


I know everybody is fed up with the floral trousers of Olivia Palermo and her leopard shoes, but if we take only the trousers and match them with other shoes/sandals, I think is a marvelous idea, right? Looks who’s talking, the girl that almost never wears prints. I bought 3 pairs of trousers last week, no prints though😦. Maybe I have not found the perfect floral trousers yet. My favorite are Jessica’s trousers that I have already posted (this ones) and the last ones, photo with the lilac clutch.

Source: 1 – fashion finder, 2 – fashionista next door, 3 – the glitter guide, 4 – little bit of lilac


How is spring treating you these days? Here, the sun is lovely, I had half a day for outdoor activities and I enjoyed every ray of sunshine (a little bit of tan would not be that bad, wink). I love the lilac flower, not just the color, but the smell of the street where people have chosen lilac for their garden. This is a great idea for the front of the building where you live, don’t you think so?

The weather forecast is awful for today, storm and heavy rains, but until now it is perfect. If the rain comes, it’s ok with me, I am planning a bar theater night. Enjoy your day!

Source: 1- looks like a London house, 2 – bohemian sunshine, 3 – Elie Saab gown