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inspired by the world

inspired by the world

inspired by the world

inspired by the world

inspired by the world

inspired by the world

inspired by the world

inspired by the world

inspired by the world

EN: Inspiration is all around us. In the morning sun, in a warm spring night, in the smiles, someone’s blue eyes, the gap between the teeth … in the known and unknown sounds, in different forms and shapes by which our eyes are trapped, in the music that inexplicably penetrates our soul, in particular order of words, in the ideas, ideals, dreams, fantasies … in the people with their destinies in perpetual efforts, wishes, and endeavor to sculpt the masterpiece of their life …, in feelings, experiences, thoughts, in the rational and irrational, in the sense of the existence of something behind everything visible … in the existence itself … Inspiration is everywhere. Everyone has a list of things that excite him, but the inspiration that man draws from those phenomena is never reserved or selfish – it’s always expanding and flowing outside of the being, enabling a new source of inspiration for another being. One only needs to open himself and be sensitive enough, and he’ll be flooded with inspiration: the desire to fulfill his day, to make someone’s day more beautiful, to create something, to work persistently, to laugh more, to love more … to live. We just must not forget how small and accessible are the things that delight us and make us happier.

I sewed this skirt because the pattern of the tartan lines excites me, which I allready wrote (here and here). The hairstyle is inspired by an incredibly talented singer of FKA Twigs, which radiates a fresh, mesmerizing energy.

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SR: Inspiracija je svuda oko nas. U jutarnjem suncu, toploj prolećnoj noći, u osmesima, u plavetnilu nečijih očiju, razmaku između zuba… u poznatim i nepoznatim zvukovima, u različitim formama i oblicima o koje naše oči zapinju, u muzici koja neobjašnjivo prodire u našu dušu, u posebnom rasporedu reči, u idejama, idealima, snovima, sanjarijama…u ljudima sa njihovim sudbinama u večitim nastojanjima, željama, u pregalačkom trudu i radu na klesanju remek-dela svog života…, u osećajima, doživljajima, mislima, racionalnom i iracionalnom, u osećanju postojanja nečeg iza svega vidljivog… u samom postojanju uopšte… Svuda je inspiracija. Svako ima svoju listu stvari koje ga uzbuđuju, ali inspiracija koju čovek crpi iz tih pojava nikad nije zatvorena, sebična, već se uvek širi i  preliva van bića, stvarajući višak koji će nekom drugom biću biti nov izvor inspiracije. Treba samo sebe otvoriti i biti dovoljno osetljiv, i bićemo preplavljeni inpiracijom – željom da ispunimo današnji dan, da nekom učinimo dan lepšim, da stvorimo nešto, da delamo istrajno, da se više smejemo, da više volimo…da živimo. Ne treba samo zaboraviti kako su male i dostupne stvari koje nas ushićuju i čine srećnijima.

Suknju sam sašila jer me uzbuđuje raspored linija u kariranom dezenu o čemu sam već pisala (ovde i ovde). Frizura je inspirisana neverovatno talentovanom pevačicom grupe FKA Twigs, koja zrači jednom svežom, hipnotišućom i inspirišućom energijom.

horizontal, vertical and diagonal

horizontal, vertical and diagonal

horizontal, vertical and diagonal

horizontal, vertical and diagonal

horizontal, vertical and diagonal

horizontal, vertical and diagonal

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horizontal, vertical and diagonal

EN: Everything that man creates is based on the rules of horizontal, vertical and diagonal. It’s his way to regulate the world around him, to comprehend it and adapt. Through the prism of his mind, irregular forms transform into the straight lines. Man feels so secure in that process that he can confidently build buildings and bridges, streets and stairs…  Within indifferent and unpredictable nature, lines serve to a man as his coordinates, thanks to which he has at least the illusion that he can manage the world. But then, he silently gazes in awe at irregular but perfect forms of nature, as they are something incomprehensible. And when he finds in nature perfectly geometrically shaped forms, he wonders how it is possible that such a thing occurred totally independently of him, and he imagines that something like that had to be created by some mind,  bigger than his, of course, but the similar mind to his… Straight lines are the foundation of not only the science, but also art.. They are the basis of the perspective of paintings, figures and architecture, composition of literary works, dance etc. But when man needs to express something “irregular”, something beyond reason, something that is totally of different quality, he is struggling – always leaving only straight lines … or silence. Is it possible for a man to comprehend “incorrect”, and if so, can he express it? Is the mastery of man’s horizontals, verticals and diagonals his power beneath which are hidden the weakness and imperfection? Probably ..But it’s his way to value himself, to enjoy his work, and to give some kind of meaning to his existence on this planet.

However, the perfect proportion of horizontal and vertical lines form the basis of every plaid print, which makes it so desirable in its (im)perfection. I wanted to complete the impression, to achieve the diagonal, too, so I made a wrap skirt. To me it represents the whole human activity in small, with all its achievements and failures, with all its perfections and imperfections.

SR: Sve što čovek stvara zasniva se na pravilima horizontale, vertikale i dijagonale. To je njegov način da uredi svet oko sebe, da ga približi sebi i prilagodi. Provučeni kroz prizmu njegovog uma, oblici se, od nepravilnih, preobražavaju u prave linije. Čovek se oseća tako sigurnim u tom procesu, te može samouvereno da gradi zgrade i mostove, ulice i stepenice… Linije čoveku služe kao njegovi koordinati u okviru nezainteresovane i nepredvidive prirode, zahvaljujući kojima on ima bar privid da je “uredio” svet. A onda, kao pred nečim nerazumljivim, on nemo i zadivljeno zastaje pred nepravilnim, ali savršenim oblicima prirode. A kad naidje u prirodi na geometrijski pravilne oblike, pita se kako je moguće da je tako nešto nastalo nezavisno od njega, i zamišlja kako je to morao stvoriti neki Um, veci od njega, da,ali isto Um, kao njegov… Te pravilne linije su  u osnovi ne samo prirodnih nauka, nego i svake umetnosti; u osnovi perspektive umetničke slike ili figure, arhitekture, u osnovi kompozicije književnog dela, u osnovi plesa… No, kad kod treba da izrazi nešto “nepravilno”, nešto van razuma, iznad njega, nešto što je skroz drugačijeg kvaliteta, čovek se već teško snalazi – uvek izlaze samo pravilne linije… ili tišina. Da li čovek može da pojmi “nepravilno”, i ako može, da li može da ga predstavi? Da li je vladanje horizontalama, vertikalama i dijagonalama čovekova moć ispod koje se krije slabost i nesavršenost? Verovatno… Ali to je njegov način da sebi da na vrednosti, da uživa u sebi i svojim delima, i da koliko toliko osmisli svoje bivstvovanje na ovoj planeti.

U svakom slučaju, savršen raspored horizontalnih i vertikalnih linija čine osnovu kariranog printa, koji zbog te svoje (ne)savršenosti opčinjava. Želela sam da upotpunim utisak, da postignem i dijagonalu, i zato sam napravila suknju na preklop. Kao takva, ona za mene predstavlja celu ljudsku delatnost u malom, sa svim svojim postignućima i nedostignućima, sa svim svojim savršenostima i manama.

graffiti and skirt refashion

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EN: Usually I don’t do refashioning because I don’t find it even near as interesting as the whole process of making a garment from searching for an adequate pattern and style to sewing itself. In refashioning I always feel inhibited because, to some extent, the limits are already defined. However, sometimes I get inspiration for that, especially if  I can achieve something totally new with little work. I got this skirt as a present, and it originally didn’t have suspenders and was long  just below the knees. I don’t have to mention that it fit me awful. This was one of the easiest refashioning because it was nice at the hips (I doubt that I would do this if it didn’t). I just cut the length and made suspenders of it and that’s all! From my-auntie-style skirt I got this comfortable, warm skirt that is totally my thing, here wearing with the same color shirt and my boyfriend’s sweater. As much as I don’t like refashioning I love and admire when someone else does it in a creative and inspiring way. One type of refashioning and renewing our environment is a street art, in which I enjoy so much because it can bring colors and vibrancy to any gray city. Here are some photos of graffiti that I have encountered in the narrow streets of Athens. Check more on myInstagram! How do you feel about street art?

SR: Obično ne prepravljam odeću jer mi to nije ni probližno zanimljivo kao ceo proces pravljenja nekog komada od traženja ideja za adekvatan kroj i stil do samog šivenja. Kod prepravljanja se osetim uvek sputano jer su granice u neku ruku već određene. Ipak, ponekad imam inspiraciju i za to, pogotovo ako sa malo rada mogu da dobijem nešto skroz novo. Ovu suknju sam dobila na poklon, i po svom prvobitnom izgledu nije imala tregere i bila je dugačka do malo ispod kolena. Ne moram da pominjem da mi je grozno stajala. Ovo je bilo jedno od najlakših prepravljanja ikad jer mi je suknja bila taman u kukovima (da nije, sumnjam da bih se uhvatila tog posla), samo sam od isečene dužine napravila tregere i to je to! Od suknje u tetka stilu dobila sam udobnu, toplu suknju u mom fazonu, koju ovde nosim sa košuljom iste boje i džemperom mog dečka. Koliko ja ne volim da prepravljam toliko volim i cenim kad neko drugi to čini na kreativan i inspirativan način. Jedna vrsta prepravljanja i ulepšavanja okoline je i ulična umetnost, koju ja toliko volim jer može da donese toliko boja i živosti svakom sivom gradu. Evo fotografija nekih primera na koje sam naišla u uskim ulicama Atine. Pogledajte više na mom Instagramu. Šta vi mislite o uličnoj umetnosti?

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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…