Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Another Day...

...more events!

Oh, the month of December is one of the hardest and most beautiful ones. So much work to do, so many clients, plus other events (tv shows, radio shows, shootings and so on). But I'm not complaining! Love it!!!

Today I was on the set on a tv morning show, right here in Arad. Together with me were Ioana Predescu (make-up artist) and Bianca Pilan (hair stylist) and we talked about outfits, hairstyles and make-up for special events, like the up-coming New Year Party! Yuu-huuu!

So, what do we think it's hot right now? Well, we all agreed that girls should take into consideration where the event takes place. Other then that, they can start building an outfit starting from the hair, the make-up, the shoes, the jewellery or (as we often do) the dress/outfit.

My advice:
Wear something crazy!
Something you wanted to wear all year long, but didn't really had the opportunity to. Now it's the perfect time to do it!
+remember to kiss a man at midnight! ;)))

This is what I wore today!
the blouse: Missy Messy Roots a/w Collection
the skirt: I made from the leftover fabric from my loved one everyday jacket (I'll show you ass soon as he lets me take some pictures of him wearing it)
the necklace: is from Jamais by Rada Ureche.

That's about it for today! Kisses!
*sorry about the blurry face...I just didn't have time for more photos.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


...I spend my time,
drinking wine,
feeling fine,
playing games,
meeting with friends...I'm going crazy here. It might be the Christmas spirit as they call it, but really now, I'm not feeling it this year! Eh, c'est la vie! It's not like I'm sad or something, but I'm not yet in that jolly-good-spirit. There's still hope!

So, here is my life in Instagram, yes yes...I have one too. But who doesn't?!
* you can find me under the name #fashionissupposedtobefun (yes yes...it's horrible, I know. Too late now to change it)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Absolutely Fabulous - X-mas Edition

Yes, the weekend that just went by, was an Absolutely Fabulous one! I told you all about it on facebook but didn't had the time to chat about it here.
But most of you came to see me and I was sooo happy with your surprise! :***

Sadly I don't have many images (yes yes, I'm getting old and lazy) so I'm using the ones that Fabian Tatomirescu took. Also, the few ones I took, here! I promise next time to put more effort into all this. ;))

Well, beside the fact that I was crazy tired and cold, it was great! I got to meet a few new and talented designers, I chatted with the older ones that I get to see so rarely and (my favorite part) I got to meet with my clients! Oh, love them all so so much because they are (BELIEVE ME) adorable!

Home, it snowed a lot. So, winter is here, Christmas is almost here and the deadline to all those holiday dresses is getting closer! So, back to work! :***And an image with the two of us, tired and hungry:
Images: Fabian Tatomirescu

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Work & Health & Fashion

yeah, 3 things that don't really work in a great manner.
Well, I guess because 'fashion' is considering it's self the most important thing ever and simply consumes your health, trough work.

In my mind, I am making perfect sens!

For the past few months we've all been working really hard (here at Atelier Arina Varga). And hard work means little time to take care of the health. One of us felt a little sick yesterday (luckily she's all better now) and that got me thinking about the awful things I am putting my body trough, for the sake of a dress (maybe).

But it's all good! I have someone to take care of me, bringing me tea (that I hate, but know it's actually good for me), a person that bugs me about taking my vitamins and that is simply the rock I need to go on. Happy hard days! Got to love them!

So, take care of yourselves and work hard!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It Was December 1st

In other words, Romania's National Day!
Romania, the country I'm from.

Anyways, to celebrate I got my friend Daniel Cepanariu (a very cool architect and also a passionate photographer) to take a picture of me mimicking Rosie the Riveter, with a few changes.

I wanted it to represent my ambitions and my pride. I am proud to be a Romanian designer and I believe that we (me and my friends and colleagues) CAN do it!
Yes, it's a lot harder here, but I pretty sure that it's just a different type of 'hard'. One is going to find difficulty anywhere in the world if they choose to focus on it!

So, here it is (hope you like it):

Monday, December 3, 2012

Missy Messy Roots - the Story

We Hip&
We Hop&
We don't Stop!
Designer: Arina Varga
Photographer: Bogdan Iorgovan
Jewellery: J'amais by Rada Ureche
Model: Ioana Filimon
Make-up: Monica Popmark
Hairstyle: Bianca Pilan
This is it. The atmosphere photos for my latest collection. Hope you like them, because we simply love them! Yeah, all mothers love their babies, right?
Lately I seem to be very inspired by music and by the things that let's say 'moved' my younger years. That's why she's 'Roots'. We are taking it back to the roots, to our base, to what made us what we are today!

Friday, November 30, 2012


All my troubles seemed so far away...
I joke, I joke! Everything is preachy perfect. The grass is green (yep...winter is on snooze apparently) and the clients are pretty. So, nothing to complain about!

Unfortunately, I didn't get to write yesterday on the blog because it was all crazy! Now, I love it when the schedule is hectic, with tones of work and I get bored when there is not much to do. That's just me. But, even so, I hate the day is so short! Maybe in the future they will do something about that.

Anyhow, besides working yesterday morning I went for a short thrift shopping session with a friend. I don't know about you, but I really enjoy hunting fr treasures! And I more the often find them (even if some are pretty silly...)

So, yesterday I got this (and a lot of blouses and jackets, that I'll show soon):

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A New Collaboration

So, right now I am packing dresses, skirts and tops for a newly opened store in Bucharest.
It's called Vanilla Beautiful Store (doesn't that sound yummy?) and you can find them here: Putul Lui Zamfir Str. no. 37, Bucharest, Romania.

I am always excited about new collaborations and I really can't wait for this one. It's really fun preparing products for new stores. Because you have to think about their clients, their taste in fashion, sizes and so on. Of course, some of this things will become clearer after I'll have my products there for a few weeks, but talking to the owners really helps.

Yey! Hopping for good things!!! I'm going to go now (lots of work, lots of dresses to be done! Yes, the holidays are coming!) kisses!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Missy Messy Roots

collection details:
- 100% handmade embroidery, with silk threads
- 2faced coats and jackets
- shapes and cuts that can go from daytime to evening time
the 2faced coat:the 2faced jacket:Designer: Arina Varga
Photographer: Bogdan Iorgovan
Jewellery: J'amais by Rada Ureche
Model: Ioana Filimon
Make-up: Monica Popmark
Hairstyle: Bianca Pilan

the Blog...

I'm thinking about transforming the blog into a more personal one.
No reason, just feeling like sharing all the craziness around me.
Yep, sharing in caring!

Missy Messy Roots - the Story

There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to step into adulthood. But a true woman will never do that by forgetting her roots, by forgetting the very things that made her what she is today.
'Miss Messy Roots' is the woman that will walk with pride and confidence, feeling the beat of the city on every corner, smiling as she sees breakers breaking moves, getting inspired by graffiti covered walls. She steps into the future, without letting the past behind.
Her past is her future

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Vibes

Hello there!
Let's talk a little about Mondays. I really can't understand why most of you hate them! For me, it's a lovely day, full of hope for a better new week. This Monday is great for one particular reason: we are starting work on the new collection (finally...)

So, I really wish you all a great week and a great Monday. To start it on a sweet/sour vibe, here we have a musical inspiration:
(suggested by Moldi)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stepping on Cartoons!

Well, here we have a collaboration on my taste! ;))
And that's no surprise, is it? There are cartoons, colors, shoes and fashion. There's nothing else I want (maybe more of all that?! yes...could be).

So, what do we have here? It's an installation created by designer Minna Parikka and artist Jani Leinonen, for the current exhibition Boutique: Where Art Meets Fashion, at Amos Anderson Gallery, in Helsinki. The result is absolutely fantastic and popping-cool! As a plus, they created 3 unique art/shoes, each numbered, signed and in a series of 25.

I don't know if you are familiar with Jani Leinonen's work. No stress, if you're not, we'll have a post on this pretty soon. Because I'm a super big-fan of this pop culture obsessive whose immersive installations toy are full of hidden messages. All this behind the friendly faces of big-brand iconography.
Creepy fun it is and I love it!So, enjoy the images and if you are in Helsinki or will be in the near future, keep in mind this: This is running – as an official event of Helsinki World Design Capital Year – until 12th November, there’s plenty of time left yet to catch the duo’s retina-popping installation.

From: We Heart

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ignorance is Bliss

Enjoy some soft sounds:

Fashion IS Supposed to be FUN!

Now, this is LOVE!

Well, actually this is the Jean Paul Gaultier spring-summer 2013 collection and it's absolutely perfect, as far as I go. Oh my! It's a pleasure to look at it and I'm sure it's crazy-fun to wear it (actually, the pieces are pretty classic, don't you agree?)

No, who do we have here? Do you recognize the stars? Well, first of all (my favorite) Grace Jones!!! I was so happy when I saw the picture, you have no idea!!! There (in no particular order) we have Madonna, Annie Lennox(very cool as well), Sade, Michael Jackson and Boy George.

believe it or not, this collection might just get me blogging again!!! :)
Images: DialogTextil