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Timeless B e a u t y II – Marie Antoinette

Buna tuturor!

Am revenit! Si nu oricum, ci cu o poveste minunata, foarte draga mie. Dar haideti sa va spun cum a inceput totul…
Nu demult am reusit sa vad si eu filmul “Maria Antoinette”, in care frumoasa Kirsten Dunst juca rolul tinerei regine de la Versailles.
Nu voi minti, nu am fost captata de actiunea propriu-zisa, insa am fost furata de-a dreptul de costume, coafuri, make-up si de toate elementele ce au construit aerul decadent al secolului al XVIII-lea.
Asa s-a nascut dorinta mea de a transpune farmecul acelei lumi intr-o sedinta foto-video careia i-am atribuit aceasta tematica elaborata. Abia asteptam sa va arat rezultatul! Eu sunt mai mult decat incantata de ce a iesit si imi doresc din suflet sa va incant privirile cu un amalgam de culoare, eleganta, complexitate si mai ales, DIVERSITATE.
Am fost binecuvantata, din nou, cu ajutorul multor oameni frumosi, care m-au coplesit cu rabdarea si promptitudinea lor si le sunt foarte recunoscatoare.
Minunea s-a petrecut magazinul de mobilier si decoratiuni Lovely by M, o locatie ce transmite perfect feeling-ul dorit prin piesele clasice si deosebit de elegante. Proprietarii au fost atat de draguti, incat ne-au lasat cheile magazinului si au plecat. Unde mai intalnesti oameni atat de gentili?
Cea care ne-a dictat fiecare moment al zilei si care a avut grija ca toti cei 20 de participanti (v-am spus c-am fost multi…) sa lucreze in conditii optime, a fost Diana Mocian (Define Media). Si-a facut simtita prezenta si ii multumesc. Tot pentru un plus de ajutor, am rugat-o si pe prietena mea Loredana Dezmirean ( nume care deja va este familiar), sa imi fie alaturi, de data asta in calitate de stilist, pentru ca, trebuie sa recunosc, fata asta are extrem de multe talente, si styling-ul se numara printre ele. A fost la nevoie si asisent de make-up..ce sa mai spun?.. am fost bucuroasa sa o am alaturi in acea zi plina.
Bineinteles, de make-up s-a ocupat subsemnata. Mi-am dat frau liber imaginatiei si am reusit sa vin cu patru compozitii diferite ce contureaza acelasi stil burlesc. Mihaela Vodnar (Ciao Bella) si fetele de la Las Floristas au lucrat cot la cot pentru a crea din parul fetelor adevarate lucrari de arta. Accesoriile semnate Alesandrina s-au imbinat perfect cu florile colorate. Si ca sa cuprindem toate simturile, am avut pe un elegant platou si apetisantele macarons facute de Ioana Crisan, pe care am navalit cu totii la incheierea sedintei.
Cat despre tinute, Teodora Baciu, designer autohton, ne-a oferit o superba rochie diafana, extrem de potrivita cu restul peisajului. Dar pentru ca modelele erau patru la numar, am mai venit cu ideea de a folosi trei rochite superbe de mireasa: a mea, a fotografei si a Dianei.
Ca tot am pomenit de fotograf, abia asteptam sa va spun cine s-a ocupat de aspectul tehnic al intregii sedinte. De partea video a avut grija Radu Vaidean (Obiectiv Studio), care va este deja cunoscut. Am lucrat cu el si la proiectul “Versatility” si mi-a placut atat de mult modul in care colaboram, incat l-am rugat sa participe si acum. A spus da si tare m-am bucurat. Fotografiile au fost facute de talentata Lavi Muresan (C’est Lavi Photography). Viziunea ei este una aparte si, desi stiam ca din mainile ei ies mereu fotografii frumoase, am ramas uimita de rezultat. Ador fiecare poza in parte!
Ajung acum si la superbele modele. In introducere am scris “DIVERSITATE”. Am scris acest cuvant cu majuscule cu un motiv. Modelele alese de mine au un numitor comun: sunt extrem de frumoase. Insa, frumusetea lor e infinit diferita. Superba figura asiatica, Linh se trage din Vietnam, Diane e din Burundi, Africa si e mamica de doua fetite mulatre (va vine sa credeti?), Ildiko e o unguroaica de poveste, iar Cristina intruchipeaza stereotipul romancei de o frumusete pura…patru tipologii total opuse, patru feluri de trasaturi, patru panze pe care am putut picta. Asocierea lor naste o opera de arta, nu credeti?
Cred ca ne-a iesit, fara falsa modestie. Simt o mare mandrie si caldura in suflet cand privesc rezultatul muncii noastre, cand realizez cat efort e in spatele fiecarui detaliu, cati oameni si-au rupt din timpul lor pretios pentru a fi alaturi de mine. Repet, sunt coplesita de bunatatea voastra!

Teaser: Mi s-a deschis apetitul pentru proiecte mai ample, mai creative, mai artistice si, desi temele la care m-am gandit nu sunt tocmai facile, ador cum rezultatul este mereu unul coeziv. Asa ca, seria shooting-urilor va continua cu sedinta “Pe aripile vantului”, proiect pentru care am inceput deja procesul de gandire si pregatirea detaliilor. Sunt entuziasmata pentru tot ce va urma si sper sa fiti si voi!

Va multumesc, din nou, ca imi sunteti alaturi, fizic sau virtual. Ma incarcati cu fericire si putere de munca!

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Hello everyone!
I’m back! And I have a wonderful story for you,one that is very special for me. Let me tell you how it all began…
A while ago I finally watched ‘Marie Antoinette’,the movie,starring the beautiful Kirsten Dunst in the role of the young Queen of Versailles.
I will be honest with you,the plot didn’t really catch my attention,but I was amazed by the variety of costumes,make-up looks,hairstyles and all the other elements that slowly built up the decadent feel of the 18th century.
Quickly, my mind wandered to the thought that I want to transpose the charm of those times into a photo and video shooting with this elaborated and intriguing theme. I couldn’t wait to show you the final result! I am more than pleased with what we achieved and I really wish, with all my heart, to delight your sight with a combination of colors, elegance, complexity, and, above all,DIVERSITY.
I was blessed again with the help of many amazing and beautiful people who overwhelmed me with their patience dedication… I express my gratitude to all of them.
The magic happened in the store ‘Lovely by M’, a location that transmits perfectly the vibe I was looking for, by having the most classical and elegant furniture pieces qand decorations. The owners were so nice, they even gave us the key to the store and left us there, with no time frame whatsoever. Tell me, where else can you find such amazing people?
The one who coordinated our day and organized all our tasks very well was Diana Mocian (Define Media). With her on point skills, she managed to conduct all 20 participants (i told you, we were a lot of people on set. Her presence was well needed and I thank her for that. I have also asked my friend Loredana Dezmirean (whose name is already familiar to you) to help me and to be there for me. This time she styled the shoot. I have to admit, this girl is gifted in so many ways and styling is a talent of hers. She was also my make-up assistant. Need I say more? I was very happy to have her with me! Of course, I was the one doing the make-up. I let my imagination flow and I came up with four distinct styles that contour very well that burlesque era. Mihaela Vodnar (and other team members from Ciao Bella) and the talented florists from Las Floristas, worked hand in hand and created the most complex and appealing hairstyles. The accessories made by Alesandrina complemented very well the colored flowers. And, to have a combination of all senses, we also recieved the best macarons in town, homemade by Ioana Crisan. We couldn’t wait to share them at the end of the shooting, they were delicious!
As for the clothing, Teodora Baciu, a young and talented designer, offered us a beautiful dress that matched everything else perfectly. But, because in the end we booked four beautiful models, we came up with the idea of using three wedding gowns: mine, Diana’s, and the photographer’s.
As I’ve now mentioned the photographer, let me also tell you who took care of the technical aspect. The videographer I chose was Radu Vaidean (Obiectiv Studio), who you’ve met before. I’ve appreciated him so much during my previous project, Versatility, that I’ve asked him to shoot again. He said yes and i was delighted. The photographs are taken by the talented Lavinia Muresan (C’est Lavi Photography). Her vision is one of a kind and, even if I knew that her work is always amazing, I waz amazed with the result. I adore each and every picture!
The models? I’m getting there! In the introduction i’ve written “diversity” with capital letters. I’ve done it for a reason. The girls i’ve chosen have a common treat: they are all extremely beautiful. But, their beauty is infinitely different. The gorgeous asian figure, Linh, comes all the way from Vietnam, Diane is from Burundi, Africa and she has two amazing daughters (can you believe it?), Ildiko is a fairy-like Hungarian girl and Cristina is the pure, blonde, Romanian… four totally opposed typologies, four different sets of features, four clean canvases I painted on.
The picture of them next to eachother is such a nice work of art, don’t you think?
I think we have done this shooting just right, without any false modesty. I am so proud and happy to be watching the result of our work and realise the effort put in every detail, by people who used their precious time to be helping me. I repeat, I am truly overwhelmed by your kindness!

Teaser: I’ve grown an appetite for this type of complex projects which are more creative and artsy than usual. Even though the concepts I came up with are not exactly easy to develop, I love how the result is always cohesive. So, the series continues with another shoot called “Gone with the wind”, project for which I am already brainstorming and preparing the details.
I am very excited for what comes next and I really hope you are too!

Thank you, once again, for being next to me, virtually or phisically. You fill me with happiness and good energy!

Echipa :

Project manager | Concept – Diana Mocian (Define Media) / Makeup | Concept – Ami Cristea / Foto | Edit | Concept – Lavi Muresan (C’est Lavi Photography) / Video – Radu Vaidean / Hairdressing – Mihaela Vodnar (Ciao Bella) / Accesorii – Alesandrina Aceesiories / Vestimentatie – Salon Delicate & Teodora Baciu / Macarons – Ioana Crisan / Locatie – Lovely by M / Modele – Cristina Rusu | Linh Thuy Nguyen | Keseru Ildiko | Diane Inamahoro / FloriArt – Las Floristas Las

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V e r s a t i l i t y

Buna fetelor! Si daca avem si cititori barbati, that’s awesome! Hello, tuturor!
Ma tot gandesc de cateva ore cum sa fac introducerea acestei postari ce se numeste VERSATILITATE. Sa incep cu o definitie? Prea standard si intuitiv. Prefer sa va spun ce insemnatate i-am atribuit eu acestui concept.
Cand spun ca sunt versatila, ma gandesc cu mandrie la faptul ca pot face multe lucruri deodata si le pot face bine. Doar sunt mama, sotie, fiica, sora, make-up artist, hair-stylist, solista, bucatareasa, menajera si bineinteles, sunt buna, iubitoare, calda, credincioasa, dar cateodata trista, aspra, rautacioasa. Deci nu sunt eu versatila? Sunt. Toate suntem! Iar neglijez cititorii barbati…Hello again! Si voi sunteti versatili, promit! De-a lungul vietii ne transformam atat de mult, avem atatea laturi si nuante de descoperit, suntem mai multi oameni intr-unul! Asta pentru ca viata ne ofera mereu lectii complexe, menite sa ne modeleze in oameni mai buni, mai frumosi!
Dezvoltand aceste idei, am dorit sa transpun intr-o frumoasa sedinta video, ce inseamna pentru mine versatilitate prin make-up. Make-up-ul e acea unealta puternica ce iti da un boost de incredere in tine, fie ca te face sa te simti cea mai frumoasa in ziua nuntii tale, cea mai fierce la un shooting, sau cea mai fresh intr-o zi normala. Pe toate astea am incercat sa le conturez in acest video, in care veti vedea modelul in trei ipostaze diametral opuse, atat in ceea ce priveste machiajul, cat si in atitudinea transmisa.
Am stiut imediat ca vreau sa lucrez cu Radu si Alex, (Obiectiv Studio – check them out!), pe care i-am cunoscut in urma cu trei ani, la o draga miresica. Am simtit ca avem o conexiune frumoasa, ca ne potrivim in tot ceea ce inseamna stil si idei. Sunt niste oameni pe care ii indragesti pe loc. Videograful Radu si fotograful Alex (by the way, Alex e o frumoasa „ea”) sunt extrem de talentati, inzestrati cu rabdare si au o viziune speciala. Sunt sigura ca asta va transmit si voua prin munca lor.
Cat despre model, decizia mi-a fost usoara. Sa va explic de ce.
Ca make-up artist caut mereu trasaturi noi, expresive, diferite, o noua „panza” pe care pot sa pictez. Vreau sa iesim din tipare si stereotipuri. A nu se intelege gresit! Ador frumusetile clasice! Dar e o provocare sa gasesti o fata diafana, delicata, dar totodata dura si aspra. Loredana are aceste trasaturi „cameleonice” (desi inca ii e greu sa accepte cat e de frumoasa), reusind sa ma inspire in a dezvolta ceva diferit de fiecare data.
Mai mult decat faptul ca frumusetea ei exterioara e de necontestat, am ajuns sa o cunosc si ca persoana, si, intr-adevar, “frumusetea vine din interior”. Am ales-o pe ea ca imaginea Ami Cristea Studio, pentru sezonul de evenimente 2015, si cred ca am facut o alegere potrivita.
Cat despre atmosfera din ziua video shooting-ului, am simtit-o cu totii ca pe una relaxanta, degajata, ne-am simtit noi insine si am reusit s-o facem si pe Lore sa iasa din zona ei de comfort. Am avut timp sa schimbam outfit-uri, machiaje, coafuri, am ales sa facem noi tot, si cred ca ne-am descurcat foarte ok! Si parca ai o satisfactie mai mare cand reusesti prin forte proprii, ca doar suntem VERSATILI!
Iar eu… eu sunt cu adevarat coplesita de lucrurile frumoase care apar in viata mea zi de zi, de oamenii deosebiti pe care Dumnezeu mi-i scoate in cale, de binecuvantarile pe care mi le aduce atat de des! Ar fi egoist sa le tin doar pentru mine, nu-i asa? Trebuie sa impartasesc bucuria cu  VOI!

Si pentru ca existati, va multumesc din suflet!
P.S. Pentru ca nu stim niciodata unde ajung cuvintele noastre, cine le va citi si cum acestea pot sa-i atinga, mi-am dorit de mult timp sa reusesc sa traduc postarile mele si in limba engleza. Acum se si intampla! In speranta ca va fi de folos, here you go! Enjoy and spread the word!

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Hey girls! And, if we also have male readers, that’s awesome! Hello everyone!

I’ve been trying for the past few hours to come up with a good introduction for this blog post entitled VERSATILITY. Should I start with a definition? Too standard and intuitive. I’d rather share with you the meaning I’ve personally given to this concept.
When I say about myself that I’m versatile, I proudly think about the fact that I cand multitask, I can do so many things at the same time and I can do them well. I’m a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a make-up artist, a hair-stylist, a singer, a cool, a housekeeper, and of course, I’m mostly loving, good, kind, faithfull, but sometimes I can’t help being sad, rough, mean. Aren’t I so versatile? I am. All women are. I’m again neglecting my male readers… Hello again! You are versatile as well, I promise! During a lifetime we suffer so many transformations, we have so many sides and colors to discover, we are many characters in one. This happens only because life itself teaches us complex lessons with one single purpose: to shape us as better, more soulfull people.
Developing these ideas, I wanted to transpose through a video shoot what versatility through make-up means to me. Make-up is that powerful tool that gives you a boost of self confidence, that makes you feel the most beautiful woman in your wedding day, the most fierce woman in a shooting, the most fresh and clean looking woman on a normal working day. I tried to show all of these aspects in the next video, in which the model poses in three totally different setups, with different make-up styles, transmitting different vibes to the viewer.
I immediately knew I want to work with Radu and Alex (from Obiectiv Studio – check them out!), whom I’ve met about three years ago through a beautiful bride. I felt we have all have a beautiful connection, we seem to click on all our ideas and style. They are the type of people you immediately fall in love with. The videographer Radu and the photographer Alex (by the way, Alex is a beautiful “she”) are extremely talented, gifted with patience and a rather special vision. I’m sure you will get the same feeling when you observe their amazing work.
As for the chosen model, my decision was pretty easy. Let me explain myself.
As a make-up artist I always tend to look for new, different features, a new canvas I can paint on. I want us all to step outside stereotypes and standard templates. Don’t get me wrong! I love classical beauties! But it’s such a challenge to find a fresh, delicate face which can be, at the same time, very rough and raw. Loredana has these “chameleonic” traits (even if she still doesn’t accept how beautiful she is), being able to inspire me to come up with something different every time.
Her outer beauty is undeniable, but moreover, I’ve come to know her really well and I can say that the cliché “beauty comes from within” is appliccable. So, I’ve chosen her to be the image of my studio for 2015 and I think I’ve made the right decision.
The day of the shoot was such a relaxing one, all that vibe going on was very nice. We really felt good about ourselves and this made Lore to be able to get out of her comfort zone. We had the time to try on different outfits, makeup and hair. I feel like we all did a pretty good job. It’s so satisfying to build something beautiful with your own hands, all by yourself. We are VERSATILE!
As for myself, I am truly overwelmed with the beautiful chances that appear daily in my life, with the amazing people God seems to place in my way, with His ongoing blessings! It would be selfish of me to not share them with YOU!

Thank you so much for being in my life!
P.S. You never know how fast you can reach people from everywhere in the world and how you can touch them with your words. I’ve always wanted to translate my blog posts in English and now it’s happening! Enjoy and spread the word!

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Timeless B e a u t y

2015 isi deschide cu drag portile pentru frumos, pentru feminitate, pentru femeie. In acest cald si fin univers, incepe povestea TIMELESS BEAUTY… Nascuta din pasiune pentru arta si dorinta de explorare a parcursului frumusetii femeii de-a lungul istoriei, TIMELESS BEAUTY vorbeste despre arta in make-up.

Povestea este concentrata in 5 concepte pe care le voi dezvalui pe parcursul anului, care cu drag asteapta sa retrezeasca amintiri si sa ofere inspiratie. Deschidem astazi primul capitol: CLEOPATRA. Make-up construit din linii grafice, culori tari si vibrante, in care FRUMUSETEA este asociata cu PUTEREA. Stim despre Cleopatra ca a fost Imparateasa Egiptul si ca a fost considerata de-a lungul istoriei una dintre cele mai frumoase femei din lume. Am ales sa colaboram cu Ficaa Balancan deoarece trasaturile ei bine conturate si perfect structurate se apropie mult de ceea ce, in interpretarea mea, pare sa fie Cleopatra zilelor noastre. Imaginile care urmeaza incep frumoasa poveste TIMELESS BEAUTY…

Dam timpul inapoi si-l petrecem in compania frumoasei CLEOPATRA.

Cu multumiri echipei :

Coordonator proiect – Diana Mocian (Define Media) – definemedia.ro
Make-up: Ami Cristea – amicristea.ro
Hairstyle: Iustina Satmar – facebook.com/satmar.iustina
Model: Ficaa Balancan – facebook.com/ficaa.balancan
Foto Credit: Lavi Muresan – facebook.com/c.est.lavi.photography
Videograf: Radu Vaidean – obiectivstudio.ro
Styling: Ingrid Teodosiu – facebook.com/ingrid.teodosiu
Accesorii: Teodora Baciu – facebook.com/teodora.baciu
Manichiura: Nail Academy – nailacademybylore.ro
Locatie: Off The Wall – facebook.com/offthewall.ro

Making of

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