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Business trip to Dusseldorf, Germany

Been away for a couple for day but with a fair reason. I went on a business trip to Dusseldorf, Germany. I was thinking about if I should even write posts about pure business travelling, but why not? I had to wear clothes there too. 🙂

So for the past days I was on a Glasstech fair (since I work in a glazing and glass processing company), where the whole glass industry moves for the week. More or less it all about going from a stand to stand, looking at the glass processing machinery,  talking to partners and negotiating new deals + lots of coffee, dry cookies and an everlasting question at every stand: What do you want to drink? Coffee – water with gas – water without gas – coffee – water with gas – water without gas – Danke danke, and round and round.

I spent the afternoons in the typical German restaurants + on one gala dinner organized by our glass supply partner. I also did a bit of shopping on the main Dusseldorf shopping street Königsallee. All in all, the trip was a good combo of business + good food + cold weather and first snow!

Here are some of the selected pics.

Clothes in the pics selection: BLUE SKIRT: Zara; BLACK JACKET: Zara, T-SHIRT: Xenia Design; SHOES: Kurt Geiger; SOCKS: Falke; RED SKIRT: Zara; COAT: Patrizia Pepe; BAG: Mura Pehnec; WEDGE SNEAKERS: Replay; BEIGE T-SHIRT: Martina Felja

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Inspiration and passion: Frida Kahlo

I always was intrigued by the life of amazing women with exceptional talents and devoted passions.  

One of those women is definitely Frida Kahlo, ever since I saw her portrait and paintings in a museum in Zagreb.  Her portraits and paintings make me aware of pain and a complete new aspect of life I hadn’t considered. Her life was brief, often turbulent and painful. She was painting the diary (as she would say “the reality”) of her life, using a “folkloric” style of painting. The paintings reflect her emotions, the turbulent and very painful relationship with her husband Diego and pain she endured because of a tragic accident which happened to her at the age of 18. The accident made her lay in bed for the most of her life wearing a full body torso cast. Frida is most famous for herself portraits which give us a glimpse of what her life may have been like at the time. Frida would often wear the style of dress typically worn by the native women of the Tehuana region of Mexico. The costumes she was wearing are I believe strikingly beautiful, but also enabled to hide the physical deformity of her right leg. Frida was catching a lot of attention everywhere she went, and she even inspired a clothing line in Paris.

I was as lucky enough to visit her home The Blue House in Mexico this spring. The house is situated in Coyacan district in Mexico city, and I would sad it is one the most traditional and beautiful districts. What amazed me the most were the mirrors above her bed – she was lying and looking at herself and painting portraits. As she said: “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. ”

This post is my devotion to her passion for life and the passion she brought into my life.  

“Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly?”

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”

„There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.“

PHOTOGRAPHY by Silvika (hvalaaa ******)

T-SHIRT: WGW; SKIRT: Zara; BLAZER: bebe; BOOTS: Sam Edelman; BROOCH: Dušica Žišković (contact me for similar purchase :))


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Cro-A-Porter Westgate (3/3) + XD pants and Mura Pehnec bag

After a relaxed coffee with my friends in my hometown Čakovec in the morning, I was rushing in the afternoon to make it to Zagreb for the last Cro-A-Porter night. Since I travel back and forth all the time (at least twice per week, and I stay in Zagreb for the most of the weekends), I thought I will get ready really fast and make it on time.

Already in the morning I decided to wear my new XD by Xenia Design printed lace pants, but getting ready got somewhat slow when I was deciding what to combine with the pants. In the end I decided to put Zigman for Accessorize T-shirt, Zara jacket and Kurt Geiger shoes + pink nylon socks. Plus my new bag from Mura Pehnec which arrived on my doors via post on Friday (Thank you Mura). Can’t say more except the fact that I LOVE THE BAG AND THE PANTS.

In the photos you will see two different blazers, because in the very last minute I decided to wear the longer one. My brother took some pictures for me very quickly (thank you buraz), and I was already pretty late so in all the rush I forgot my laptop, blackberry charger and even my cosmetics bag in Čakovec. Hahah. Well, nothing new for me. Even with me being late to pick up my friend B. in Zagreb, we were there on time (huuh)

Four very different but very unique designers showed their collections: Teo P. for Mak, Lokomotiva by Luka&Lana, Matija Vuica and finally Zigman. Definitely my favourites were Lokomotiva and Zigman (if I look from the perspective what I would like to wear) with Zigman’s playful grey and Lokomotiva’s black clothing pieces (JUST WOW!), nonetheless from the inspirational perspective Matija Vuica and Teo Perić did an amazing job, Teo P. with feminine skirts + bows on waist, and Matija Vuica with the eclectic oriental dresses.

My favourite pieces

Teo P. za Mak

LOKOMOTIVA by Luka&Lana

ZIGMAN

Collection photos from Buro 24/7

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My outfit

T-SHIRT: Zigman for Accessorize; JACKET: Zara; PANTS: XD Xenia Design; BAG: Mura Pehnec .torba.; SHOES: Kurt Geiger