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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.

Nicoleta Parascan

7 things that are Photoshopped in practically every fashion photo you see

It’s no secret that the pixel perfect image of beauty Photoshop creates is basically unattainable, just like it is unreal and misleading; it’s also no secret that in every fashion photo you see you are more likely to fall for the “fixed” reality rather than the genuine truth, with more things tweaked that you could think of. So it’s a good thing that in a…

Beauty and the beautiful: make-up inspiration with a bang

Striking, powerful, poetic: attributes that not often come to define the beauty, the beautiful, and the artist hiding behind lens, more rarely in equal measure and concomitantly, but in this particular case inspiration seems to have been pouring because every single frame looks flawless. And flawless is kind of what you come expect when make-up serves as the core of the photo shoot, looking bold…
Weronika / Neva Models
Weronika / Neva Models
Weronika / Neva Models
Weronika / Neva Models
Weronika / Neva Models

Beauty inspiration of the day: rough, glittery lids

Shimmering from beneath a messy fringe, seemingly unsmooth and oozing of attitude, the rough glittery lids sported by the beautiful Grace Hartzel are the lived-in kind that look best when worn with a heartfelt smile. Without even striving for perfection, they manage to look pretty flawless. An ornate dress bearing its own share of sparkle, a pair of wow earrings and unfussy hair are the kind…

Beauty inspiration of the day: cool, icy makeup for a hot summer

There’s clearly more than one way you can choose to pay compliment to your current sun-kissed skin, or your future summer tan, but at the moment we’re feeling all of the inspiration pouring out of Jac Jagaciak’s cooler than cool makeup look. Clearly meant to obsess over, the gorgeous skin glow, the doll-like eyes, the touch of bronze juxtaposed to icy pink lips, are beauty…

Ultimate dose of men’s inspo: sports fashion + motivational quotes

Derek Jeter, Michael Phelps, Herb Brooks, Tommy Lasorda: who better than these great sports legends to provide your daily dose of motivational quotes? And that’s not even half of what Cesar Ochoa‘s latest men’s editorial brings to the table. Athletic-inspired pieces paired to perfection, a good dose of fitspo and the attitude to channel it all courtesy of models Ian Moore, Benjamin Le Bonnic, David Lum…
Legends
Legends
Legends
Legends
Legends
Legends
Legends
Legends

Style inspiration of the day: not your ordinary Lolita

She’s on our mind whether we like it or not, surfacing on the fashion radar in all of her many guises, hidden between flirty florals, sugar sweet-pastel tones or utterly-feminine silhouettes. But Lolita, and the girly fashion it inspires, can be just as easily deconstructed and made into something a little less ordinary. Serving a fine example of the bold lolita femme, Alessandra Ambrosio does…

Lights, camera, action: romance on set

In between the breathtaking gowns and the old Hollywood glamour, there’s plenty to love in Rong Nobita‘s latest photo shoot starring models Pham Minh Thao, Khoa Nguyen Ngoc and Tran Cuong. And love is also the main theme of the fashion editorial, having the lens pointed towards on set romance in giving us a pretty good taste of the kind of eternal love affairs that…
From here to eternity
From here to eternity
From here to eternity
From here to eternity
From here to eternity
From here to eternity
From here to eternity
From here to eternity

Hair inspiration of the day: lavishly ornate curls

Matched to an equally poetic dress – whose ethereal lace trimmings plus a handful of painterly floral motifs add a note delicacy to the white leather corset – the lavish hair accessories borrowing the shapes of birds, flowers and stars, help a curly, disheveled up-do look nothing short of extraordinary. So if your natural curly texture is the niggling kind and you often find yourself…

Magic that goes on by the lake

She’s a free-spirited beauty, a nymph of sorts leaving traces of magic wherever she goes. A dark romance flourishes where her oxblood lips meet the purity of white lace and the lavishness of burnt velvet, where tight corsets delicately accent her delicate frame, where red roses bloom on sheer veils as black as the night. Apuje Kalu is guilty of the dark yet utter-feminine styling…
Mono Lake
Mono Lake
Mono Lake
Mono Lake
Mono Lake
Mono Lake
Mono Lake
Mono Lake

Style inspiration of the day: boho beach babe attire

We all have than one breezy, floor-grazing, weightless summer dress that screams of bohemian inspiration, and that we can’t stop during the hottest of days. And whether it’s a solid white, bright & colourful, or artfully printed, it can be as easily reinvented if it has a high enough front slit, or a button-down closure. Just take notes from the ultimate beach babe Mimi Elashiry,…

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