Today’s life became so fast and crazy that every minute of every next day is very precisely planned and filled with different chores and errands that there is no time to relax or even think of something out of that routine.
But why not add something spicy and atypical to everyday life and feel fabulous doing everyday duties?
I was always wondering is it possible to have some glamour in that everyday life that became such a boring ordinary life scene?
And then, it dawn on me!
Working on a photoshoot with young, Croatian designer Olja Luetic alias Olya Sookie, final idea for this blog post was born.
Official details about Olya Sookie and her brand Nephilim is possible to find on her website, on her Facebook and Instagram profiles, in more then 20 articles written and editorials made with her Nephilim brand and she has a page about her on Wikipedia too.
That her favourite colour is blue is logically understandable from her looks (blue hair, nails and clothes) and that her brand is inspired with half goddesses and half angels, called Nephilim, and that her dresses, bodysuits, and soon swimsuits are made out of fabrics that make everybody look strong, sexy and confident, like a goddesses is also very easy to interpret from the fashion shows she had in Belgrade, Zagreb, London, Makarska.
But few of us know that she is not just like her half goddesses that her brand represents, she is much more.
She is very spirited and creative young lady, transformable from reserved, mystic goddess to a playful and warm person dancing together with her young students from the dance school where she teaches latino and modern dances, and yet very professional and business oriented when organising a haut couture fashion show in her hometown.
Yet, as a stylist and someone that always searches something new in already existing things I styled and performed Olya Sookie dresses in slightly different way. I wanted to bring the goddess down to Earth and put her in ordinary life.
Admit it, we should bring glamour to our daily routine too, not only on weddings or special occasions.
The word GLAMOUR comes from the Scottish word GRAMARYE that was revived by Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott in end of 18th and at the beginning of 19th century using it to describe mystic, magic, occult and enchantment.
It’s not only fashion and make up, it’s the energy or the mystery and grace taking us to a mysterious journey of beauty and allurement. It’s that unspoken allure that draws you towards wanting to know more.
Weather you are:
- listening to that glamorous French chansons as you live in Paris,
- wearing red lipstick or high heels to work,
- buying that extravagant and decadent perfume and using it before going to bed,
- putting large amount of jewellery to your regular white shirt,
- lighting a scented candle when home alone,
- baking your own French macaroons,
- finding that sweet momentum of serenity when lying on your mat after the yoga class, just breathing,
- drinking champagne,
- writing a letter to an old friend with pen and paper, not an email,
- wearing lace gloves or big sunglasses,
- reading Vogue when traveling,
- falling in love in an old fashioned way so you sparkle,
- cultivating your mind with art, culture, music, books to enrapture your audience with knowledge,
or just wearing Olya Sookie dresses when working around the house, getting groceries, washing your car or putting the laundry to dry…
…you are on the right way to lead a glamorous life every day!