Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hasta pronto, Barcelona!

...while getting ready for my second visit to beautiful and beloved Barcelona this July I'm thinking of last summer and how we met for the first time last September. I can't wait for July to come and to walk my feet around those narrow and colorful streets again and explore hundreds of cool and creative shops with unique designs. Barcelona has one of the most creative scenes according to fashion and textile designs so while in town I'll try to make some contacts with local designers and take as much photos as I can of Barcelona street style. So long...L-ove*

p.s. all photos taken by me with Yashica 635

Thursday, June 2, 2011

those magical waves

waves in abudhabi

Arnaud Barrel


Blue Wave (Acoustic Jug Band Remix) by West Indian Girl

| new wave |

choppy choppy choppy

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for

hold on to the thread
the currents will shift
guide me towards you
know something's left
and we're all allowed to dream
of the next time we touch...

you don't have to stray
two oceans away
waves roll in my thoughts
hold tight the ring...
the sea will rise...
please stand by the shore...

i will be...
i will be...
    there once more... 
[pearl jam oceans]

all photos are from Flickr, please click on photos for more infos.

I'm already dreaming of hot summer, long beaches and diving into magical blue waves....aren't you?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I got dots

"I got stripes, stripes around my shoulder..." sings Johnny Cash in his very famous song, but today instead of stripes I got dots around my shoulders. I'm a huge fan of various patterns and I like to wear them a lot. Here is a little something about polka dot, famous pattern that became one of the classics. 

Polka dot term was first used in 19th century in Britain, some say around 1866. The pattern is named after the dance of the same name that was the latest craze of that period. In an effort to cash the fad, manufacturers began naming all sorts of things polka. Polka gauze, polka hats, polka curtain bands and many other products. Of all these terms only polka dot survived until today. 
There are two possible origins of the word polka. Polka dance originally comes from Bohemia and polka either can come from the Czech word pulka, which is half step, or a combination of two dances polonaise and mazurka. According to the dictionary of Etymology the word polka literally means Polish woman.

Traditionally polka dots were used in the clothing of flamenco dancers and performers. Nowadays many products that we use in everyday life, from clothing to dishes, use polka dot pattern and many famous designers almost every season incorporate polka dot pattern into their creations.

Today I wore to work a vintage polka dot shirt that, my favorite item for this spring and I pared it with skinny jeans and white converse. Live long polka dot! :)