Retro Caffe

One of my favorite places in Split is definitely Retro Caffe, located just below university campus. For a long time we had a plan to do photo shoot there, and we finally managed to do it a couple of weeks ago.

If you are a lover of retro culture, 50s and 60s, or at least drinking your coffee surrounded by amazing colorful environment, this is your place to be.  Because of work and family schedule I don’t visit it as much as I would like to, but every time I do it really puts a smile on my face, just the fact there is this small, positive place in my hometown.

All the vibrant colors, amazing pictures and wallpapers, unique new and vintage furniture…you really don’t know where to look at first!

We really enjoyed taking these pictures, but if you can visit it for yourself, you won’t regret it 🙂

Kisses,

Dina & Stela

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All the beautiful ladies!

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British corner

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Dress by Yamamay, bought at second hand store for 20kn /3.5 dollars

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Oh James!

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Where is Waldo?

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Ballet flats by Hogl

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Mother’s Day

My little girl will be two years old in a couple of months. I heard all sort of stories about parenting and motherhood…but not in my wildest dreams could I imagine how my life will be turned upside down.

How you can actually live and function without sleep. How you can worry and obsess about so many little trivial things considering her well being, and completely forget about everything else.

How you can love your husband even more.

And how I often feel that I am the one who is learning, and she is the one who teaches me…all those little life lessons and joys I forgot along the way…

As probably so many mothers, although I spend my every free second with her, we don’t have so many photographs in which we are both together…my dear photographer Stela took these pictures, coincidentally, on Mother’s day…

I choose some of them to share with you guys…

Love you my precious “Little Fire”…

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PS. Tunic dress and embroidered jeans by Desigual, printed sneakers bought at Lidl 😉

 

Black & Green

Hello there my dear readers and fellow bloggers, long time no see 😉 🙂 !

Since becoming a Mom a year and half ago I find it quite difficult to organize my time and prepare new blog posts, but hopefully, as my baby girl gets bigger I  will manage to devote more time to my fashion ventures.

Couple of years ago I was putting a lot of effort into my outfits, but these days the most important thing is (*shudders*) practicality. This dress was a gift from my dear friend and fashion inspiration, Helena from POPPY Design. In times when I don’t have time to think what will I wear I just put on this wonderful dress and I’m ready to go!

For me, It’s the perfect combo of my favorite colors, black and green, and I tend to pair it with my “Kiss by Gustav Klimt” handbag which I made couple of years ago. Since Helena was a person who gave me my first sewing materials and encouraged me to make my own handbags I found this dress and bag a perfect match!

Kisses from Dina and my wonderful photographer Stela!

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“Kiss by Gustav Klimt” handmade bag

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Dress by POPPY design

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Necklace from “Kamena Duga”

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Leather boots from “Je*s”

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Path of the Elves

Everyone who knows me could confirm you I am not very much of a nature girl. But from time to time, especially in December, my favorite book and movie, “Lord of the Rings”, always come to mind and my inner Elf just wants to go out and feel the sky, trees and fresh air…

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Green vest and skirt bought in second hand store for 40 kunas ( 7 dollars)

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Coat by Desigual

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Purse by Croatian designer Robert Sever

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Ankle boots by Desigual

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Merry Christmas and a lots of kisses!

Dina & Stela 🙂

B – movie Halloween

Here in Croatia we usually don’t celebrate Halloween because we have our own masquerade parties in February, but if we have excuse to dress up in costumes two time in one year – why not 😉 ?

 The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. They believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

Irish immigrants fleeing Ireland’s potato famine of 1846, helped to popularize the celebration of Halloween in USA. Taking from Irish and English traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today’s “trick-or-treat” tradition.

I’m a big fan of 40s and 50s B (B standing for a low budget) horror movies, especially of those which are so campy that you and up laughing instead of being scared, but tonight we plan to spend the evening watching our favorite B Horror flick made in 70s- Rocky Horror Picture Show, favorite midnight movie in USA for last 40 years.
And if you need some inspiration, one of our favorite geek sites, Loot Crate, who offers monthly subscription boxes,  has a great space Invasion crate, do check it out!
Hope you’ll enjoy the pictures 😉
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Hell Bunny dress detail

 

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Finally meeting Dr. Frank-N-Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show – I’m such a fan girl 😀
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….another dress detail

 

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Happy Halloween darlings!!!

 

Kisses, Dina and Stela

DEE-constructed

I was always such a fashion fanatic, but after I started to learn the craft of sewing I realized just how hard is to make a wearable piece of clothing. Since then I have much more appreciation for “behind the scenes” work which takes in designing and making our everyday outfits.

Designing is a 3D art, and you have to be careful how will your design look from different corners. Technology today allows designers to make gravity defying clothes, with new material and sewing machines coming along every day.

I adore Dior haute couture constructed gowns from the 40s and futuristic fashion of the 60s, where construction became an important element of design.

Hope you’ll enjoy some of my favorites, along with new pics taken by Miss Stela 🙂 !

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Shirt by Zara

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