Not your typical Cinderella story

 
You know when in the story of Cinderella, after she puts on a beautiful dress she becomes another person? More confident, beautiful and so comfortable with her new status? Well, that almost never happens in real life, to normal people that have as a daily wear pants and flat shoes. That’s why I wanted to talk to you about the “I don’t go to the Oscars” syndrome. It’s a name I invented for when women don’t know how to dress on events (or in their every day life) because they have never walked in a room dressed really elegant and they simply don’t know how to do it. So when the time comes when they have to put on a maxi dress or simply a skirt and high heels they feel super uncomfortable and totally not themselves. In the end they change back in their jeans.  
Arina Varga dress on welovecouture.ro/ Oana Lazar clutch on welovecouture.ro/
Levi’s denim shirt/ Bata sandals/ Mango bracelet
Photos by Liviu Stroe

Now don’t get me wrong, I love jeans. But there are times when you can sparkle in a beautiful gown or in a simple elegant dress. And those times make you feel a woman, make you feel special and they make you feel the main character in your own life. So why wouldn’t you dress more formal from time to time, when the location or the moment asks for it?

Because I often go to events, I’m used to wearing dresses and high heels. But even so, when it comes to maxi dresses it feels so complicated. I love to mix and match stuff but I mostly keep it casual. I love high heels and can run in them – but I more often end up wearing something comfortable because my daily job takes me from place to place, but also because the streets of Bucharest are like Poltergeist for high heels.

So how can we feel more like ourselves in maxi elegant dresses? By pairing them with more casual pieces like a denim shirt, a masculine white shirt, not so precious jewelry, not so delicate heels, and a fun printed clutch. After a while, we’ll get the hang of it and we will be more courageous. We’ll give up the shirt, we’ll try on strappy sandals and even add beautiful pieces of jewelry.

That takes time. Just don’t give up on your femininity and allow yourself to be in the spotlight! You never know, you might just love it!

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Stiti cum in Povestea Cenusaresei ea se transforma complet atunci cand pune pe ea straiele din aur? E brusc mai frumoasa, mai increzatoare si super sigura pe ea. Ei bine, treaba asta nu se intampla mai niciodata unui om normal, care e obisnuit sa se imbrace foarte simplu si niciodata elegant. Tocmai din cauza asta, vreau sa va vorbesc despre sindromul “Nu merg la Oscaruri”. Este o denumire pe care am inventat-o pentru femeile care se tem sa se imbrace elegant, fie ca e vorba de ocazii speciale sau pur si simplu de tinutele lor de zi cu zi. Problema lor (a noastra, de fapt, pentru ca si eu sufar putin de treaba asta) este ca se tem sa nu arate prea aranjate (Doamne fereste!). Si chiar daca au in sifonier o rochie lunga (primita cadou sau cumparata pentru nunta lui X) se feresc de ea ca de dracu’. Daca o incearca, se uita in oglinda, se admira putin, apoi o dau jos si ajung sa se imbrace tot in jeansi.

Nu ma intelegeti gresit, iubesc jeansii! Dar sunt momente in viata in care avem ocazia sa ne simtim feminine, in care putem straluci intr-o rochie eleganta sau intr-o rochie simpla. Aceste momente te fac sa te simti speciala si iti amintesc ca tu esti personajul principal in viata ta. Deci de ce nu ne-am imbraca putin mai elegant, din cand in cand, atunci cand locatia ne permite si evenimentul ne-o cere?

Chiar daca particip la multe evenimente prin prisma jobului si sunt obisnuita sa port rochii si pantofi cu toc, tot imi este greu sa ma simt confortabil uneori intr-o rochie foarte eleganta. Imi place sa amestec printuri, materiale, sa ma joc, dar totul se petrece in registrul casual. Imi plac la nebunie pantofii cu toc si am exercitiu – pot alerga lejer in ei – dar de cele mai multe ori ma incalt cu balerini sau sandale comode – asta si din cauza ca ma plimb foarte mult prin magazine cu jobul, dar si din cauza strazilor din Bucuresti – care sunt un fel de Poltergeist pentru tocurile inalte. Azi ii porti, maine i-ai distrus.

Deci cum putem sa facem sa ne simtim mai bine – mai aproape de noi insine – in rochii maxi sau elegante? Completand tinuta cu piese casual precum o camasa din denim, o camasa simpla, abla, barbateasca, cu gablonturi mai dure, cu sandale nu foarte delicate, cu un clutch imprimat jucaus. Cu timpul, vom deveni mai curajoase: vom renunta la camasa, vom adauga sandale cu bretele subtiri si poate chiar niste bijuterii extravagante.
Chiar daca asta ia timp, nu renuntati la feminitatea voastra! Acordati-va sansa sa fiti in lumina reflectoarelor, s-ar putea sa aveti o surpriza minunata si sa va placa!
Care sunt momentele care iti permit astfel de incercari? Un concert la Ateneu, un spectacol de teatru, o intalnire cu colegii de liceu sau de facultate, o cina la un restaurant elegant cu iubitul sau cu sotul tau, o intalnire cu prietenele, o plimbare in vacanta, unde nu te cunoaste nimeni, dar si o zi normala la birou – unde in loc de pantaloni si balerini, incerci o fusta si o pereche de pantofi cu toc. Mult succes!
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1 Comment

  1. August 4, 2013 / 11:39

    I do consider all the ideas you’ve presented in your post. They are really convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for starters. Could you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

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