Thursday, September 29, 2011

All Along the Watchtower - the Story

You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Jimi Hendrix
We have one life and we must live it to the maximum! Be wild, be free and young at heart! So embark on a wild ride for the cold season!
We'll go All Along the Watchtower !
And beyond...Designer: Arina Varga
Photographer: Bogdan Iorgovan
Mode: Isabella Păștean
Hair: Bianca Pilan

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


You know that moment when you realize you are all alone in the Universe? I mean really alone. Just you against the world!
Do you know that feeling?
Of almost panic?
Of almost losing yourself?

You do. Now, imagine the corners of your mouth turning slowly up...
Your eyes getting smaller...
...a grin on your face.

You are alone, but you kick-ass!
Open your eyes. You are alone...and that's ok! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Keep Sketching

Working! Work! Work...
And for the past two days my work consisted in drawing. Yes..I'm all back to the basics (all because of a SUPER project I'm in)

So...this project by Niall Staines fist like a glove! Funny and creative...perfect for those among us that still love to use the crayon. And if as a designer you find yourself re-using the wooden tool, why not make a font?! :))

Now, back to work!From: Niall Staines

Fashion Talk

Read a little...
Smile a little...
Agree a little...

Fashion. All this and more!From: Fashion-Z

Again With the LOVE

Do you know that saying: "it's you! It was always YOU!". You know's always written on different pictures...Sometimes in pain, other times in a happily-ever-after-mood. I am in a similar mood right now.

A crazy little thing called LOVE, that just makes us lose control. And no matter what I do, I keep coming back to this subject.'s (as I said it so many times) all about the love!
The funny thing about it is that it hits you when you lest expect it. Like in cartoons when a piano drops on your head. It can be violent. It can be hurting...but in the end, who knows?! Maybe the two of you will end up making beautiful music together...

Stop rolling your eyes and thinking "Dreamer...". You know it takes one to know one! After rain comes the sun, there is always hope ...


*for this post, I decided to go with the work of Laura Makabresku. I don't know why, but I can see in them the beautiful side of love caused pain. The open wounds that you wear proud...because at a certain time you were loved and you loved!From: BenTrovatoBlog

Friday, September 23, 2011

V for Vintage

24-25 September
Sala Dalles (Bvd. Nicolae Bălcescu, no. 18, Bucharest)

As I am writing these lines, I am also thinking not to forget anything. Yes, we are leaving for Bucharest (AGAIN!!!) and we want to be sure we'll bring you everything you need!

So, visit the V for Vintage Fair, to find: the All Along the Watchtower Collection, the L.O.V.E. Collection, the I Scream SPLASH! collection, pieces of Paint it Black, plus a special surprise for the man: a few Mocking Bird T-shirts!

Be sure to be there, 'cause the prices will be spacial! (the usual, at fairs, we offer a discount!)
Rock and Roll kisses all the way!!!From:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Absolutely Fabulous Girls


In other words, the Absolutely Fabulous Girls!
Meet Diana Enciu and Alina Tanasa! Meet them and also their great sens of fashion, their fantastic accessories, their great apartments, shoes, books, sweets...and the list can go on forever.

This girls do it all with style. Outfit posts with a theme! With inspiration! And (my personal favorite thing) with a story behind!

Here we have the RoccoBarocco Moments featuring a great color palette! And don't get me started on the hair! THE HAIR is out of this world gorgeous!!!
Really now, I could go on and on and on...but I'll just let you enjoy the images, the mood...the friendship featured in these images!From: Absolutely Fabulous Blog

Sneak a Peek!

I just love to Sneak a Peek!

Don't you? Ever since I was a child, this used to be my favorite activity!Yes, curiosity always wins, no matter what! So, here I am showing you little details of some dresses I did this last month (some of that...meaning the ones that got to stay in the Atelier for more then 1h after they were finished).

Most of you probably know the dresses, but I just love the little detail that can be seen here. The sleeves, the décolleté...basically all that you love in a piece of clothing. Hope you'll enjoy this! :)From: Atelier Arina Varga

Perfection and More

It's been a while now since I've been in love with a shoot (except my own..images soon)! I guess it was high-time for one to come and haunt my fashion-dreams.

For about 2 months now, I've been obsessing over the so called "plastic look". Something like the over-adjusted in Photoshop images, perfect wig-like hair, porcelain teeth...expensive everything!!! Because expensive shoes/bags/jewelery do look unreal (as in too good to be true)!

To support this idea, here is a shooting from Vogue US Magazine, showing us (in a retro look) purses and shoes from the likes of Gucci, Alexander Wang and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Delicious!!!

Luxury, Perfection, Unreal.

Magazine: Vogue US Magazine
Photographer: Alex Prager
Model: Anja Rubik
Stylist: Elissa SantisiFrom:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In Need of Inspiration?

Then you should watch this video!
I just love life stories like this one! Simply: lives that inspire others to be better, to look forward to the better themselves!

So, meet Doyald Young!
A man that makes arts just by writing his name!Suggested by the Hero

Friday, September 16, 2011

Jimi Hendrix in Fashion

As I my fathers daughter, I grew-up with this iconic image of Jimi Handrix - for me, he is more then a legend, more then paper on the wall, more then vinyl, tape, or cds, mp3s etc...

He is freedom.
He is Wild.
He is fun.
He is the definition of cool!

So, here I am giving a tribute! With the collection All Along the Watchtower...with this picture. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I love it!

Designer: Arina Varga
Photographer: Bogdan Iorgovan
Mode: Isabella Păștean
Hair: Bianca Pilan

Absolutely Fabulous Fashion&Vintage Fair

18 September 2011
11:00 - 19:00
Villa Rodizio(I.L. Caragiale no 32, Bucharest, Romania)
Again it's time for fashion!
So come, come all and be Absolutely Fabulous!

We, here at Atelier Arina Varga, started packing already! Across the country, will come to Bucharest with delicious new pieces (dresses, skirts, blouses, pants and jackets)->all you will need for the cold weather that's coming fast!

So, you will see the new collection: All Along the Watchtower (aw 2011/2012) and much more. The basic idea is, we just want to see you there, so we can have a great time together! See you soon! :*

Let's go V for Vintage!

24-25 September
Sala Dalles (Bvd. Nicolae Bălcescu, no. 18, Bucharest)I will be there along side other young designers and vintage shops. But, more info soon (o what I will bring there and more)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

All Along the Watchtower - Lookbook

There must be some kind of way out of here,
Said the joker to the thief,
There's too much confusion,
I can't get no relief.
No reason to get excited,
The thief, he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late
(All Along the Watchtower)

It's a way of life, a way to see reality...your reality!
This is just the lookbook!
More soon!Designer: Arina Varga
Photographer: Bogdan Iorgovan
Mode: Isabella Păștean
Hair: Bianca Pilan