Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happily Ever After

We all deserve one. A Happily Ever After!
And why not celebrate the event in a fairytale wedding dress? This was Cristina's option for the wedding. Simple, nice, but all with a twist. A fun and bubbly bride, ready to dance the night away!

The dress had actually 4 pieces:
-the bodice (with Swarovski Crystals beading on the top)
-the skirt (made out on 30m of voile and 20m of tulle)
-the belt (all covered in Swarovski Crystals and with a huge bow in the back)
-pleated short sleeves (only for the Church ceremony. She was able to take them off after)

In total: over 60m of fabric and about 2000 Swarovski Crystals.
And it looked fab! ;)

*you should see it spin around! MAGIC!
**images from the wedding (the bride wearing the dress) as soon as the young couple returns from the honeymoon)

In the end, here are a few snaps with the "Making off":From: Arina Varga/Atelier-Arina-Varga

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fashion History in an Image 9

The photo is of South African golfer Gary Player, who wore these pants at the 1960 Open Championship to show his support for ending apartheid. Player stated the pants were ‘a quiet protest, of bringing white and black together".
Power to the people! See! Fashion can be a statement, of more then your personal style...
From: StyleMounties

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chocolate Gold

There's NOTHING better then chocolate!!!!

And if we are talking about Belgian chocolate, even better! If you ask me, a sweet experience comes in a pretty little box, with chocolate wrapped in a pretty little paper! You don't get to see the chocolate...until I get the idea of taking pictures of it, it was all gone!

Nothing is better then chocolate!
Don't you agree?

Fashion History in an Image 8

*Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
*Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl.
*I won't quit to become someone's old lady.
*I'm one of those regular weird people.
*On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone. This only to show that you don't have to be a bombshell to be part of fashion history! Or to have your very own iconic style! Sometimes, being quirky is the best thing that can happen to you!

Today, I give you Janis Joplin!
The woman that (after my mom) shined over my childhood...with a fantastic voice, that will haunt you forever! Haunt because it's not smooth, it's not silky...it's hard and hypnotic. Perfect!

My dear Janis Joplin!, you are a style icon!

How to Wear HIS Shirt!

He is no longer around?
Is he being an ass-hole?
He doesn't bring home flowers, or candy anymore?

well...please step into his closet! No scissors needed! Now pick-up a cool shirt (it helps if it's one of his favorite), but keep in mind it will be nice if it has stripes...andddd->fallow the instruction in the video: Ahhhh!
Feeling better?
You didn't destroy anything and at the same time, you feel good about having a man around the house. :)))))

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Glance at Atelier Arina Varga

This is MY space...
This is MY world...
This is MY reality...

It's not finished yet, but it will be. When? Nobody knows...But we started work (and working hard). Anyways, I just love the fact that finally I have a place where to meet my clients.

Soon, I'll post more images of the space. Of Atelier Arina Varga. But until the, I should get back to work and you...you can visit the Facebook page ( AtelierArinaVarga) for more details!

Kisses and love!
And always remember:
Fashion is Supposed to be FUN!

Atelier Arina Varga
Bvd. Revolutiei, nr.90, ap.10
Arad, Romania
Images: AtelierArinaVarga

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Windy Mood

A Santa Ana Winds feeling was in the air these past few days. Extra-hot weather, with crazy warm winds. I don't know how the Santa Ana Winds feel...but this is how I imagine them.
When they blow...
all bets are off
anything can happen
Everything is different, soft and good. Life is giving me a time to breath, to look at the world...some hippie thinking going on here!!! But, I wish one day to feel the Santa Ana Winds!

As visual inspiration for my feelings, I give you the work of photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten and her photo-collection In between! Soft, beautiful ad crazy...just the way we like it! ;)From: Inspire First

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Harry Potter is James Dean?!?!?!?!

It's all about a smoking hot photoshoot by GQ Magazine!

Now, I keep asking my self what else to say...No idea. I just know I love James Dean. And now...I think I love Harry Potter (for the first time I'm looking at him and think yummy!). But pufff....who is not in love with James Dean??? Who?:)))From: GQ Magazine

QR Coded Fashion

So, let's start with the basics!
Project name: High fashion meets new technology
Artist: Yiying Lu
commissioned by: Meets Obsession Magazine

I really find it difficult to believe that some internet users don't know what a QR Code is. But it happened to me more then once to mention the notorious code and get a "what?!"

Now that I got that of my chest, I must admit I'm in love with QR Codes! I would code everything!!! Fun fun fun! It's like tag! I guess...:))) How about you? How do you feel about the codes? :)Yiying Lu at work (or..just meet the artist):From: My Modern Met

Sunday, August 14, 2011

theFword Advice!

+ always be true to yourself
+always use theFword
+always keep a deliciously evil smile on your face!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fresh Start

Yep...Hello world! This is me again...(after a few months of not posting pictures of myself)

What changed? Well, the very existence of the images is all because of Patricia Imbarus! She had the patience to deal with me (and I'm pretty cu-cu when it comes to people taking my photo), she had the patience to deal with the weather...what can I say, she was there for me! :)

So...this is the weekend before I start work at the showroom and atelier Arina Varga. I just can't wait! But as I'm watching time pass by, I'm starting to get more and more nervous.

You know...like the ride up the roller coaster top. You hear the wheels squeaking, the wood popping under the train, the wind in your hair, your heart beating out of your chest!
And then, for a few seconds, it all stops! Time, life...everything...
After that, it's all a ride. Easy, crazy, fun!

Let the crazy times begin!Yeah...Frankie came along for the photoshoot and of course, he was there in most of the images. Only 4 months and already a super-star! ;)Images: Patricia Imbarus

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Morning With Miruna

Step into an underwater world!

Breath bobbles.
Taste only liquid.
Relax your muscles.
...free your mind of all things terrestrial.

Just forget about gravity and all the things that keep you on the ground. It's the weekend! Imagination can run wild, in the direction of your choice!From: Alex Hreniuc

Sarts & Ends

It's Friday! And as far as me and most of my friends like to think, it's the end of another working week. But at the same time, it's the beginning of the weekend.

As soon as something ends...something else begins...

Today, for me it's a "last day". Something ends. No sadness, only excitement for the future! After today, 2 days of numbness. Days of relaxation...like preparing for a battle! Things will never be the same...ever again!

I used to be scared of new starts (and...by doing so, really scared of endings). Now, I know that beginnings must be embraced! So, whenever something comes to an end (even if it's a good thing):
Better things are coming your way! ;)
Photographer: Facundo Garay
Muse: Emi Przepiora (Rebel Management)
Stylist: Natalia Repetto
Assistant: Eve Lina
Hair & MUP: Eli Heros
Photo Assistant: Alejandro Ardila
Camera: Canon AT-1From: Photographer&Muse

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Green Pink Lips

Now, do you remember this lipstick? If you are Romanian and about my age, you must remember it! It's a must!

As a kid, I used to be fascinated with it, whenever I saw my mom using it. Why? Well, first of all, the design! Shiny gold with a funky texture->LOVE! And, as the French would say, la pièce de résistance: the fact that it's green and when you use it...it turns PINK on your lips! Magic...

I went absolutely crazy when I fount a couple of them last week (yep...bought them all)! So I'm saving most of them as gifts for special people. Because this...this is a piece of our childhood!Images: theFword

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Finally, after months and months of looking for great interiors, great people to work with, super-duper machines and...understanding neighbors....it's finally all coming along!

Atelier Arina Varga is almost here! Yes...we have a Facebook page, were you can see what's happening, what's new...2 more weeks and you will be my guests!
Until now, we have machines, taller then 4m rooms, wood floors, Frankie jumping around, colored fabrics, stairways to heaven, next-door buildings with eyes on the roof...
...we have big windows, flowers, music form vinyl records.

I know you can't see much right now. That's the way I want it. Yep, it will be a surprise and I really hope you'll come and see it live! Until then, back to work!;)

ps. All in Arad, Romania!Images: Arina Varga