Monthly Archives: September 2011

Remembering 9/11

I don’t have many memories of where I have been on a particular date and time but it seems like I will never forget where I was when I saw the video of the first plane crashing in the tower. I just arrived to my college job when I heard the TV was on. It was not typical so it got my attention. Watching the report felt surreal – my initial instinct was to start crying for all the people that were in those buildings and planes. My second instinct was to call my parents in Bulgaria but all the phones were down. Not being able to reach anyone made the feeling so much more intense. I can’t imagine what the families of those who lost someone went and are going through but my prayers are with them.
Living in the states for more than ten years, I have to say it has been easy for me to feel like a part of this great nation. I don’t know of many cultures that are so welcoming of outsiders and at the same time so united ahead of challenges. God Bless America!
xoxo, Teodora

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Mix and Match

Decided to do something different with my outfit photos – a little collage of angles and views. I hope you like it. I am glad the color “red” is in vogue this season because I could pull an old red evening dress out (see here) and dress it down to a day outfit! The top is made of jersey material and looks great both buttoned up or more relaxed by the end of the day. Can’t wait to pair it with a nice pair of fall shorts!
Has fall arrived at your doorsteps? Or are you still in a summer climate?
Dress – Arden B, Top – Peppe Peluso, Purse – Coach, Shoes – Guess

Miss you

Accessorizing a silk scarf this way has turned into a habit for me. It was Sydney from The Daybook and then Kendy from Kendy Everyday who introduced me to it. Thank you very much, ladies. It is a great way to make an outfit more fun by adding color and texture. At the same time, it makes an outfit more conservative if more coverage is needed for the work place:)
Blazer – Bebe
Scarf – Enrico Coveri
Dress – no brand from Bulgaria
Shoes – Jessica Simpson
Purse – Coach
Jewelry – Talbots
Sunglasses – Kate Spade

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Part 2: The Show

Hello my dear followers!

I am so sorry for the short absence – it seems like it is a busy season for everyone. As promised, here are the pictures from the “Jeffrey Fashion Cares” fashion benefit with honor guest Jason Wu. It is amazing that it was only 5 years ago when he had his first ready-to-wear collection. Jason Wu was also the designer of the white ballgown worn by Michelle Obama to the presidential inauguration.

“Sophisticated Elegance” are two words that he uses to describe his style and I could not agree more. However, his Fall’11 collections was specifically inspired by photographer Robert Polidori and his photo book on the 25 year long  restoration of Versailles. Wu wanted to represent both the austere background and opulent decor of Versailles during that time. The austere shape and limited colors of his creations were contrasted against the opulence of Swarovski crystals, burned out features and elaborated lace. Here are some of my favorite pieces.