poniedziałek, 24 sierpnia 2015

Pastels again

So I got back to the location of this post... and to the pastel hues, because apparently they're not as bland and boring on me when mixed with black. Honestly, I've been planning this outfit for a while. By a while, I mean half a year - and I'm absolutely serious here!

This cute (and very ironic, once you notice what's written on those colourful hearts) sweatshirt is, actually, the last thing I bought from a "normal" store - so nope, it's not a thrifted treasure - and it was... half a year ago. February, to be precise. Can you believe it? 

The only reason I bought it was because 1. it matched my style perfectly 2. it was reasonably cheap. What's not to love?

Now I can send out a subtle signal to the world that I'm an antisocial individual! Yay! (Don't miss the necklace that fits into the sweatshirt's message, haha.)

Anyway, yep, this piece has been waiting patiently in my wardrobe a few months to get introduced to you in a nice, eye-catching outfit (normally, I just use it to brighten up something totally ordinary, like skinny jeans).

By far, this must be one of the most casual outfits I've ever shown on this blog. I mean, there's no shirt, not even a blazer thrown over it. The pants are kinda dressy, though, as well as the light summer brogues and the epic leather bag, but the sweatshirt and the funky hat successfully stripe them all out of their elegance.

sweatshirt - H&M Divided
pants - Monki (thrifted)
shoes - Centro
necklace - Glitter
bag - thrifted
sunglasses , bracelet- sinsay

Photos taken by Marta D. Thank you very much!

poniedziałek, 17 sierpnia 2015

Pastels + leather

 I am just so not into wearing pastel hues. Don't get me wrong - being an artist, I love all colours and as far as the pastels go, I overuse them while colouring my comic, but... still... they just don't seem to go well with my style enough to make a total look out of them. Combining them with (faux) black leather is a completely different story, though!

Honestly, leather makes everything look so much more intriguing, and the darker it is, the better. This is the case with the outfit I'm showing you today. At first I wanted to pair this fabulous cotton candy-coloured wig and light denim shirt with a pink skirt, but then I was like... no... I'm not feeling it at all. I scrapped the idea and went for the edgy black skirt instead.

The details are subtle but they really spice up this outfit - as you go further into this post, take a closer look at the lace on the fullcap, the leather choker under the collar and the cute floral print on my socks.

There's one more thing I have to say: this time, the person responsible for this photoshoot is my good ol' friend from the university years, who shares the name and the birthdate with my usual photographer. Coincidence? I think not! I might be a magnet for zodiacal Virgos with snarky attitude.

 We haven't seen each other for ages, but just a few days ago she told me she just became a proud owner of a very pro camera (trust me, for me, a photography noob, every camera is very pro), so... Why not make a photoshoot?

The said choker, shyly peeking from underneath the collar! I love those subtle touches.

I just had to show off this pretty golden-ish zipper, okay?

Damn! Can you believe this girl has been using that camera for such a short time and yet she can make my face look THIS GOOD?

shirt - thrifted
fullcap - New Yorker

Photos taken by Marta D. Thank you very much!

poniedziałek, 10 sierpnia 2015

Vintage feel

Hello, this is the scheduled obligatory post reminding you about my male side. I mean really, I lost some weight = my chest area became so flat that it's easy to mistake me for a boy. And believe me, people do it A LOT. Not that I'm complaining, though!
This is what I wore to see that new movie about Amy Winehouse (which is the most depressing documentary ever. If you're feeling down, DON'T WATCH IT. I came out of the theatre completely devastated and I'm just a casual listener, jeez, imagine what the actual fans must've felt!). T-shirts aren't really my style, but Jack Daniel's signature logo is so adorably retro that I found a way to sneak one into my wardrobe. Usually, I just throw a classy blazer over it, but it was way too hot that day... Still, I managed to keep the vintage feel by combining it with high-waisted pants (which I bought for some funny money in a thrifted store), a bowler hat and a pair of shiny black oxfords. They hurt my feet, they really do, but damn, don't they look good? Also, you can't possibly overlook the super cute kitten backpack, even though it's missing a spike. Can you spot it on the last photo? Gotta fix it... Someday.

poniedziałek, 3 sierpnia 2015


It was hot. It was so terribly hot outside. Something above 30°C I think. However, according to my personal rules, this is not an excuse to wear either baggy or very revealing clothes! For me, this kind of weather calls for a compromise between feeling comfortable in such heat and looking classy. Guess what? I found it. I'm not really allowed to expose the upper half of my body due to vitiligo, so, as you could expect, I have a collection of lightweight cotton-made summer tops that don't reveal too much skin. The fancy shirt you see in this post is a perfect example. Of course, the outfit wouldn't be complete without tons of tacky jewellery, haha. Honestly, with all that quirkyness (is that even a word?!), it looks like something straight out of my comic. Wait... Maybe this was my goal with this set from the very start...

piątek, 31 lipca 2015

Alt route

Seems like you'll have to wait a few more posts before I bring some INSANELY exciting news about my artistic work. Considering how often I post here, this might take a bit longer than it sounds. Le sigh! If you're craving for some sneak peek really bad, you can check out my fanpage. No, this is not shameless advertising - this is a legit hint. Quite an obvious one, to be honest.
Let's get back to the topic. These days, I'm taking a more alt(ernative) route when it comes to my clothes. Not that I'm already sorta-kinda alternative, though; however, with the abundance of leather and studs I am experiencing right now, I'm going more and more towards that direction. I'd love to make a post just about that comfy huge flannel shirt, but the edgy choker and spiked jacket have stolen its spotlight. Honestly, I can't decide which garment makes the biggest statement here. Oh! It's worth mentioning that this time, the photos were taken by the super talented Kamila. Thank you so much!

środa, 8 lipca 2015

Blog's 2nd Anniversary / Me? A fashion blogger? Oh please.

The perfect recipe for a cafe moscow anniversary outfit: pretty park surrounding? Check. A splash of red colour? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Platform shoes? Check. Optional leopard print and flowers? Also check! The photoshoot had been done July 3rd. This blog's anniversary is July 4th, but I didn't find it important enough to rush and prepare the post here and now; instead, I met with the lovely fellow blogger, Mar on that day. A long conversation with her has led me to some interesting musings, which I'm going to share with you.
This post will be somewhat different, as you will find less pictures and more of my writing. Beware. I rant a lot.

Fact: it's very hard to find a long-term fashion blogger who isn't all about clothes, statistics and sponsorship. I have no idea how this applies to other countries, but this is the sad truth here in Poland. There's this infamous Polish proverb about not taking a dump into our own nest, which simply means that you shouldn't talk sh*t about your close environment, but a). the Polish blogosphere was never my main target, b). good knowledge of English is still a rare thing among the style bloggers here, so there's a chance not many of them will catch all the lingering irony I'm implementing into this post.
With that said, I was positively surprised to meet a level-headed person like Mar in this little statistics-obsessed blogger world. And vice versa.

You see, even after those two years, I still don't really consider myself a fashion blogger (I prefer the term personal style blogger). I am not interested in fashion per se; watching fashion shows and stalking designers on social media would bore me to death. I think of myself as more of an artist - but it's still not so close to the actual state of things; to put it simply, I'm just a crazy person who takes great pleasure in admiring and creating beautiful things that happen to be related to clothes (I hope I don't sound like a special snowflake... too much). Posting on fashion message boards? Commenting on looks I don't even find interesting? Checking out trends and new collections? I'd rather invest this time in drawing a new comic page... and then dress up the way I find interesting, which doesn't necessarily have to do with what's trending now. #thatshowIroll

blazer, dress - thrifted

Photos taken by Marta, thank you! 

wtorek, 30 czerwca 2015

Gray tones

So... Yeah. Summer, at last. Time to bring all those colourful clothes out of your closet... Not really. As you've probably noticed, I use strong colours pretty much in every single blog post. The thing is, even though I love red and pink and all those neon hues, gray is still one of my favourite colours. There was that time not so long ago (before the blog, anyway) when most of my wardrobe consisted of various tones of gray. This post is like a tribute to those days, haha. It's hard to believe, but this epic blazer with leather patches is actually a thrifted treasure! So is the bag, but I think I've already mentioned that.
One more thing: I deleted the old cafe moscow fanpage. People kept liking it even though I've written a post about it closing very soon... Sigh. The new, "correct" fanpage is here.
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