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an invitation to dream

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EN: First, I’m sorry for the poor image quality (not enough light and the camera was not adequate for these conditions), but this room of a friend from Athens, where my sister and I stayed during our trip, was so inspiring that we had to make any kind of images. I sewed everything I’m wearing. This blouse is an expression of my romantic side, which is almost as strong as my urban side. I’m not going to write much because this post is about dreams, and dreams are something inside us of which we should not talk much. Dreams need to be dreamt, kept in silence, cherished and grown until they are ready to spread out of us – to begin to be realized, piece by piece … We should enjoy our dreams and receive them generously and should never choke them, as they’ll turn into a phantoms in our soul … Dreams are changing through life, some disappear and others appear, some were realized, some will never be, but they are always there and they always define us. Human is a human because he dreams, but is also a human because he sees a difference between his dreams and the reality. But dreams are what they are because they are always bigger than our reality. Don’t be too harsh with measuring that distance, and always think of realized dreams because they are our hope. Then return to your current dreams, close your eyes, feel your dream, enjoy everything about it, and after that – get out of your bed and do all you can to make it happen.

SR: Žao mi je zbog lošeg kvaliteta fotografija (nije bilo dovoljno svetla i fotoaparat nije adekvatan za te uslove), ali ova soba prijatelja iz Atine, kod koga smo na zimu odsele sestra i ja, bila je tako inspirativna da smo morale da napravimo bilo kakve slike. Sašila sam sve što nosim. Ova bluza je izraz moje romantične strane, koja je jaka skoro koliko i ona moderna, urbana. Neću mnogo da pišem jer je ovde reč o snovima, a snovi su ono nešto u nama o čemu ne treba mnogo govoriti. Snove treba sanjati, ćutati u sebi, gajiti ih, pustiti ih da rastu, dok budu spremni da se preliju van nas, tj. da počnu da se ostvaruju, deo po deo… U snovima treba uživati, treba ih primiti širokogrudo i nikako ih ne treba gušiti, jer će se pretvoriti u aveti u našoj duši… Snovi se menjaju kroz život, neki nestaju, javljaju se drugi, neki se ostvaruju, neki nikad, ali uvek su tu i uvek nas određuju. Čovek je čovek zato što sanja, a takođe je i čovek što vidi razliku izmedju snova i stvarnosti. Ali i snovi su snovi jer su uvek mnogo veći od naše stvarnosti. Ne treba biti prestrog u premeravanje te distance, već treba pomisliti na ostvarene snove jer su oni nada, a zatim se vratiti sadašnjim snovima. Zažmuriti, osetiti u sebi taj san, uživati u svemu što on jeste, a zatim – ustati s kreveta i učiniti sve što možemo da se on i ostvari.

the power of stone

the power of stone

the power of stone

the power of stone

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the power of stone

the power of stone

the power of stone

the power of stone

the power of stone

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EN: Looking at these photos, I remember my stay in Athens, especially one of the walks at the Acropolis. This was one of those days that is an enemy to every tourist. Rainy and gloomy day that  can not promise anything, that makes every city uglier than it is. It is a tragedy when a few of those days come in a row, and when you feel as if some bigger forces are in conspiracy against you, imprisoning you in your room. And finally, in desperation, you go out, despite all the cold and disappointment. That was the case with me and my sister. We strolled along empty streets, squinting because invisible, boring rain was relentlessly attacking our eyes. In pure discontent, as the last chance for salvation from a three-day bleakness, we decided to go to the Acropolis that very day, and not to wait for the better weather. From that moment, everything has become beautiful. Although the city was deserted, at the Acropolis were quite a lot of persistent tourists. Some cheerful mood and radiance were floating among all people. The stone looked even more brilliant shimmering in the rain, which we did not notice no more. The wind wasn’t unpleasant anymore, but it became so exciting spreading around a strong energy of the place and everything invisible that is treasured in those stones. That day turned into one of the most beautiful memories from the trip. A few days later we were back on the Acropolis, and then it was sunny and amazing, but still that rainy day at white Acropolis, which was like an oasis, like the place where ugly is not possible, remained in my soul as a poetic and comforting experience.

Because of that, I’m so happy I took these photos then as a document of one beautiful memory. I sewed everything I am wearing. Skirt, which shined like marble; top, that gathers all the shades of stone in its modern pattern; and this coat, which, with its whiteness, reminds of the Acropolis that shined from the top of the hill as a promising place of the incomprehensible beauty. I felt like I was a part of that magical space that inspires, whose mysterious energy of undeniable power and self-sufficiency must feel anyone who is fortunate enough to set his foot there.

SR: Gledajući ove fotografije, sećam se svog boravka u Atini, posebno jedne od šetnji po Akropolju. Ovo je bilo jedan od onih dana koji je neprijatelj svakom turisti. Kišan i sumoran, koji ne može da obeća ništa, koji svaki grad čini ružnijim nego što jeste.Tragedija je kad se zaređaju nekoliko takvih dana, i kad se željni posetilac oseti kao da su se neke više sile urotile protiv njega i zarobile ga u sobi. I iz očaja on izlazi napolje, uprkos hladnoći i razočarenju. To je bio slučaj i sa mnom i mojom sestrom. Bazale smo po pustim ulicama, žmirkajući jer nam je sitna, nevidljiva kiša nemilosrdno napadala oči. Iz čistog nezadovoljstva, kao poslednja šansa za spas iz višednevne sumornosti, odlučile smo da odemo na Akropolj baš tog dana, a ne da čekamo sunčano vreme. Od tog momenta sve je postalo lepše. Iako je grad bio pust, na Akropolju je bilo dosta upornih turista. Neko posebno dobro raspoloženje i ozarenost je lebdela medju svim ljudima. Kamen je izgledao još blistaviji presijavajući se na kiši, koju nismo više primećivali. Vetar više nije bio neprijatan, nego je uzbuđivao raznoseći neku snažnu energiju tog mesta od kamena i svega nevidljivog što taj kamen čuva u sebi. Taj dan se pretvorio u jednu od najlepših uspomena sa putovanja. Posle nekoliko dana smo opet bile na Akropolju, i tad je bilo sunčano i predivno, ali je ipak taj kišni dan i beli Akropolj kao oaza, kao mesto na kome ružno nije moguće, ostao urezan u mojoj duši kao jedan poetični i utešni doživljaj.

Zbog svega toga sam presrećna što sam tada napravila ove slike, kao dokument tih lepih sećanja. Sašila sve što je na meni. Suknju, koja se presijavala isto kao i mermer; top, koji je sve nijanse kamena sabrao u svom modernom dizajnu; i ovaj kaputić, koji svojom belinom podseća na Akropolj, koji se sijao na vrh brda kao obećano mesto nedokučive lepote. Osećala sam se kao da sam deo tog čarobnog prostora koji nadahnjuje, čiju tajanstvenu energiju neoborive moći i samodovoljnosti mora osetiti svako ko ima sreću da tu kroči.

red dress

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EN: I made this set last autumn when I wanted to learn how to sew a pleated skirt. I didn’t use any pattern but tried enthusiastically to turn two rectangles of fabric into skirt through the magic of maths. That was the pure evidence that no creation can be made just from inspiration but from hard, hard work. Anyway, I am very pleased with the result. I paired the skirt with minimalistic top which function is to modernize the skirt, to make it look like a dress and to emphasize the silhouette of the body. I often wear skirt and top separately, but together they seem as if I am wearing a dress. Here I styled it for the day look, but worn with pumps and jewel it becomes perfect classic but modern look for more special occasions. The clutch is also made by me, and soon it will be in my shop on the site. Stay tuned!

SR: Sašila sam ovaj komplet prošle jeseni kada sam htela da naučim kako se pravi suknja sa faltama. Nisam koristila nijedan kroj, već sam se sa entuzijazmom bacila na izazov da uz pomoć magije matematike dva pravougaonika platna pretvorim u suknju. To je bio čisti dokaz da ništa ne nastaje iz puke inspiracije već zahvaljujući teškom radu. U svakom slučaju, zadovoljna sam rezultatom. Suknju sam uparila sa topom minimalističkog kroja, koji ima funkciju da je modernizuje, pretvori u haljinu i da nenapadno istakne figuru tela. Ove delove mogu da nosim odvojeno jer su odlični su za kombinovanje, a zajedno daju utisak haljine, koju ovde nosim u dnevnoj varijanti, a koja se sa štiklama i nakitom pretvara u savršen klasično-moderni izgled za neku svečaniju priliku. Torbicu sam takođe sašila, i uskoro će se pojaviti u prodavnici na sajtu!