foil lady

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EN: Like a child, my eyes are instantly captivated by all shiny and radiant surfaces. The fabric of this skirt has immediately attracted my attention and sparkled memories from my childhood. It has reminded me of a chocolate wrap paper –  the gold foil – and figures I used to make of it. Whenever I got a chocolate I was happy for it as much as for another piece of gold or silver foil for some figure of a lady with full skirt, a swan or a boat. I have learned how to make them from one of my most favorite books of my childhood – The Foil Figures (bellow), which had always led me to the mysterious, fairy-tail world of the creation, and now it brings me back to my magical childhood. Not just the color and shine but the crispy structure of this fabric resembles the gold foil. I wanted design of this skirt to look like as it is really made for one of my foil ladies, so i went for a rough gathering at the waist to achieve the wide folds that will shine differently depending of the angle of the light, creating the glamorous light effects. Invisible zipper and an elastic in the back are there for more comfort while wearing the skirt. I made this black lace top to pair it with skirt because I liked how skin that is revealing under the lace is becoming the same gold color of the skirt. Isn’t that an example of childhood dream coming true – making a skirt for foil ladies has turned into making real skirts?

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SR: Kao dete me opčinjavaju sve svetleće i presijavajuće površine. Materijal ove suknje mi je odmah privukao pažnju jer su u trenutku zasijale uspomene iz detinjstva. Podsetio me je na foliju u koju se uvija čokolada, od koje sam kao mala pravila različite figure. Svakoj čokoladi sam se radovala podjednako zbog nje koliko i zbog njenog zlatnog ili srebrnog omota od koga bih napravila još jednu damu sa velikom, širokom suknjom, labuda ili čamac. To sam naučila iz jedne od mojih omiljenih knjiga iz detinjstva – Figure od staniola, koja bi me uvek uznosila u misteriozni, bajkoviti svet stvaranja, a danas me vraća u magični svet detinjstva. Ne samo zbog svog sjaja i boje, već i po svojoj strukturi ovaj materijal liči na tu foliju. Zato sam želela da dizajn suknje što više liči na one koje sam pravila za moje staniol dame. Odlučila da suknja bude grubo skupljena na struku da bih dobila ove široke prevoje, koji se različito presijavaju zavisno od ugla pod kojim svetlo pada na njih, stvarajući čarobne efekte. Skriveni rajsferšlus i lastiš na ledjima su tu da suknja bude što udobnija. Sašila sam ovaj crni čipkani top uz suknju, jer mi se dopalo kako koža koja se nazire ispod čipke poprima zlatnu boju suknje. Zar nije to ostvarenje nesvesnog detinjeg sna? Pravljenje suknji za dame od folije se pretvorilo u pravljenje pravih suknji!

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new in the shop: golden day skirt

golden day skirt

golden day skirt

golden day skirt

golden day skirt

golden day skirt

golden day skirt

golden day skirt

EN: Golden day skirt, which interesting print can break the monotony of a rainy day and cheer you up, now in my shop! For all info about fabric and price visit the Helen of Troy Shop. This skirt was also in this post.

SR: Golden day suknja, čiji zanimljiv print razveseljava i razbija monotoniju kišnog dana, sada se nalazi i u mojoj prodavnici. Za informacije o sastavu materijala i ceni posetite Helen of Troy Shop, a za još slika pogledajte ovaj post.

always plaid

always plaid

always plaid

always plaid

always plaid

always plaid


always plaid


always plaid


always plaid


EN: Making this plaid top and mini skirt was so easy! I feel so powerful wearing anything plaid, especially when it is red. Took the photos in totally inappropriate background, but I hope that my new favorite top will work as a distraction. And yes, I am obsessed with plaid…

SR: Bilo je tako lako sašiti ovaj top i mini suknju! Osećam se moćno dok nosim bilo šta karirano, posebno kada je crveno. Ove fotografije su napravljene u potpuno neprikladnoj okolini, ali igram na kartu da će top privući svu pažnju. I da, opsednuta sam kariranim materijalima…

Time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?


EN: Do not get confused … These pictures were taken last year at about this same time. The other day I got WordPress notification: “Happy 1 year Anniversary!”, and I first thought: “What the hell, my blog is only one month old!” But then I remembered that it was last year that I made an account  because I wanted to start a blog, and I took theese photos, and came up with the name of the blog … Yes, that idea was haunting me for a long now. But why did’t it happen then? I do not know … I thought that I wouldn’t have the time, it suddenly became cold … Simply put, it was not the right moment. Although the self-critical voice inside me says that we shouldn’t wait for the right moment, but we should create it. The truth is probably somewhere in between. And a year has flown by … It’s time to face the time. Is that always unfair and ungrateful? The essence of time is passing. It is our problem that we constantly find ourselves offended by that fact. It is problem caused by naive, unrealistic ambitions and plans that life puts in their place. And later it looks funny what we all have imagined a few years ago. Time appears as man’s eternal enemy – he is always chasing it, but eventually and paradoxically he gets caught by it and run over. But let’s be fair and perceive things from both sides, or better, from more sides. The same ruthless and indifferent time brings us knowledge that only time can bring. Experience and maturity, self-ironical attitude toward illusions – all of this could not be possible if we could stop the time. If we would have the power to freeze the time, would any of us dare to claim this moment now as all we really want? No, because we always expect much and more from the time and us in that time. Until the time shows us again that we are still not mature enough… And so on…  Anyway, a year has flown by. I know I’m old because I perceive time as something that flies. The children never experience time in such way. However, I feel how I have changed during this flown-away year. That is how I know I’m still so young, that my maturing is so visible. And probably this process continues all the life. We just need to look behind a bit, to remember, and avoid to be drawn into the vertigo of time and perceive it as something that overtakes us but drags us at the same time. Would a man be less a man if he could always have a realistic view of the time and himself in that time? Or we must again ask the question what is reality and what is a matter of perspective.

time: friend or foe?

SR: Ne dajte se zbuniti… Ovo su slike od prošle godine, otprilike u isto ovo vreme. Pre neki dan mi je na WordPress nalogu stigla notifikacija: “Čestitamo, Vaš blog je napunio godinu dana!”, i ja sam prvo pomislila: “Šta, bre, moj blog ima tek mesec dana!” Ali onda sam se setila da sam prošle godine napravila nalog jer sam tada htela da pokrenem blog, da sam napravila ove fotografije, da sam smislila ime bloga… Da, ta ideja me je već duže vreme opsedala. No, zašto se nije to tad desilo? Ne znam… Mislila sam da neću imati vremena od obaveza, naglo je postalo hladno… Jednostavno rečeno, nije bio pravi trenutak. Mada, onaj samokritični glas u meni odgovara da ne treba čekati pravi trenutak, nego da ga treba stvoriti. Istina je verovatno negde u sredini. I godinu dana je proletelo… Vreme je obračunati se sa vremenom. Da li je to obračunavanje uvek nepravedno I nezahvalno? Vreme prolazi, to je njegova suština, a što se mi stalno nalazimo uvredjeni zbog toga, to je naš problem. Problem naivnih, nerealnih ambicija i planova koje život postavi na svoje mesto. I nama posle dodje smešno šta smo sve zamišljali pre nekoliko godina da će danas biti. Vreme se ukazuje kao večiti čovekov neprijatelj koga čovek stalno juri, a na kraju, paradoksalno, ono njega stigne i pregazi. No, treba biti pravičan I stvari sagledati sa obe strane, ili, još bolje, sa više strana. Isto to nemilosrdno I za čoveka nezainteresovano vreme njemu donosi saznanja koja mu samo ono može doneti. Iskustvo I sazrevanje, samoironični odnos prema iluzijama, koji je znak veće svesti – sve to ne bi bilo moguće kad bismo zaustavili vreme. Da li bi iko od nas, da može da se zaustavi u jednom trenutku, smeo da tvrdi da je baš taj trenutak sve što zaista želimo? Ne, čovek uvek od vremena i sebe u vremenu i kroz vreme očekuje mnogo i više. Dok mu ono opet ne pokaže da i dalje nije dovoljno sazreo… I tako u krug.  Dakle, godinu dana je proletelo. Znam da sam stara jer osećam vreme kao nešto što proleće. Deca nikad ne doživljavaju vreme na taj način. Ipak, osećam koliko sam se mnogo promenila u toku tih proletelih godinu dana. Tako znam da sam još mlada, da još tako vidno sazrevam. A verovatno se taj proces nastavlja kroz ceo život. Samo čovek treba da se obazre malo, da se seti, da ne bude uvučen u vrtlog vremena i da ne gleda u njemu samo nešto što ga pretiče, a opet nosi sa sobom. Da li bi čovek bio manje čovek ako bi uvek mogao da realno sagledava vreme, i sebe kroz vreme? Ili se opet mora postaviti pitanje šta je realnost, a šta stvar perspektive…