Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Classic Leather Art Workshop

Danas ću vam predstaviti Classic Leather Art Workshop (classic_leather_workshop) torbu, koja je delo čuvara jednog plemenitog zanata - Dušana Svirčeva. Na ideju prijatelja, pre nepune tri godine se oprobao u izradi futrole za noževe koristeći sitno parče kože na koje je slučajno nabasao u svom domu. Futrola je u prvi mah pokupila simpatije i nadahnula Dušana da napreduje. Sa razvojem veština i iskusvom koje je bivalo sve veće, ubrzo je počeo da širi asortiman. Danas u svojoj radionici, u prijatnom prirodnom ambijentu, izrađuje futrole za čak 6 nožara iz Srbije, kao i novčanike, kaiševe, tašne, razne futrole, kao i opremu za lovce. Fokusiran na izradu unikatnih predmeta po preferencijama kupaca, izrađuje i gravure po narudžbini. Veruje da za ovakav pristup poslu i progres izazvan njime može umnogome biti zahvalan Beogradskoj Politehnici, smeru Menadžment kvalitetom, čiji je student. Proizvode možete poručiti online, a Dušan će ih zasigurno sa velikom ljubavlju izraditi i poslati na kućnu adresu. Maestralni fotograf Dragan Mujan (dragan_mujan) je zaslužan za fotografije koje ćete videti u nastavku objave.

Today I would like to show you a bag from Classic Leather Art Workshop (classic_leather_workshop), which was made by a kind craftsman, Dušan Svirčev. After a friend inspired him three years ago, he started working on a knife casing using a small piece of leather that he found laying around his home. His casing immediately received many positive comments and further inspired him to continue working. As his skills and experience developed, he started to spread his assortment. In his comfortable workshop he makes casings for 6 knife makers from Serbia, as well as wallets, belts, bags and equipment for hunters. As his focus lies in creating unique items which match his customers' preferences, he also creates items with engravings. He believes that this approach to work and the progress caused by it can be attributed to the Belgrade Polytechnics and the course in Management quality, where he is a student. His products can be ordered online, and Dušan will surely make them with love and send them to your home address. Maestral photographer Dragan Mujan (dragan_mujan) is responsible for the photos that can be seen in the rest of this post.



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Deauville and Biarritz

Predrasudu da se crnina nosi samo prilikom iskazivanja žalosti srušila je još davne 1926. slavna francuska modna kreatorka Gabriel Koko Šanel, sagradivši kult "male crne haljine" koji ni dan danas ne bledi. Naizgled obična koktel haljina postala je neizostavan deo svakog ženskog garderobera i sinonim za svedenost, eleganciju i glamur. Pored jednostavnosti, njihovu lepotu ističe i adaptivnost. Bez mnogo ulaganja, uz odgovarajuće detalje, mala crna haljina će zajedno sa damom koja je nosi na sebi svojstven način prolaziti kroz brojne transformacije i uvek izgledati besprekorno. Jedan takav bezvremenski model od čipke vam danas predstravljam putem fotografija za koje je zaslužna Tijana Mihajlović (tijana__mihajlovic__).

All of the prejudices about black being worn only in grief were demolished in year 1926 by the famous French fashion designer Gabriel Coco Chanel, by creating the cult around "little black dress" which doesn't seem any weaker even today. Seemingly plain cocktail dress has since become an indispensable part of every woman's wardrobe and a symbol for diligence, elegance and glamour. Aside from its simplicity, their beauty is accentuated by the adaptability. Without large investments and with  appropriate details, the little black dress will follow its owner through numerous transformations and will always look impeccable. Today, I want to show you one such timeless model featuring lace, through photos taken by Tijana Mihajlovic (tijana__mihajlovic__).



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sin City

Još početkom dvadesetog veka u visokoj modnoj industriji su se pojavile ženske modne linije od materijala poput gume, PVC-a i lateksa. Titulu jednog od najzaslužnijih revolucionara dobio je francuski modni dizajner Teri Mugler izbacivši liniju izrazito seksipilnih korseta od pomenutih materijala. A evo i mene u ulozi domino dame pred objektivom Tijane Mihajlović (tijana__mihajlovic__).

First women's collections featuring materials like rubber, PVC and latex appeared druring the beginning years of the 20th century. The title of most influential revolutionaries in this area belongs to French fashion designe Thierry Mugler who put out a line of corsets made from said materials. In that honor, here's me in role of a domino lady in the lens of Tijana Mihajlović (tijana__mihajlovic__).



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Pepito

Istorijat ženskih odela možemo pratiti još od prve decenije 20. veka. Naime, čuvena Gabrijel Koko Šanel pokrenula je čitavu revoluciju izbacivši liniju ženskih odela. Žene su rado odbacile neudobne korsete i krinoline, i odnele još jednu pobedu u borbi za emancipaciju. Sama reč odelo potiče od francuske reči suite što znači pratiti, jer svaka odevna komponenta odela prati u stilu, teksturi, materijalu i dezenu jedna drugu, čineći skladnu celinu. Žene su tokom proteklih decenija i te kako dokazale da je taj, na oko konzervativni, komad odeće oslobađajuć, šik i seksipilan. I zato, pratite me kroz narednu seriju fotografija. Hvala još jednom Tijani Mihajlović (tijana__mihajlovic__) na izuzetnim fotografijama!

The history of women's suits can be traced to the first decade of the 20th century. It was then when the famous Gabriel Coco Chanel started an entire revolution by releasing a line of women's suits. Women were eager to discard the uncomfortable corsets and crinolines, and carried out another victory in the struggle for emancipation. The very word suit comes from the French word suite which means following, as every clothing item follows specific style, texture, material and design as a whole. Women have proven, over the course of several decades, that this type of conservative clothing can be very liberating, chic and full of sex appeal. So, follow me through the next series of photos. Thanks again to Tijana Mihajlović (tijana__mihajlovic__) for the amazing photos.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pop Art

Iako je američka kultura Pop art započela svoj život još 50-ih, zapravo, svoj najveći zamah doživela je 60-ih godina 20. veka. Američki umetnici kao odgovor na sve učestaliju komercijalizaciju likovne umetnosti počinju da tragaju za sve dramatičnijim i mračnijim stilovima koji će ih distancirati od konformističkih prethodnika. Najcenjenija ostvarenja ovog ranog perioda dela su umetnika neizgovorljivih imena kao što su Džasper Džons, Robert Raušenberg i Roj Lihtenštajn. Pop art kultura spavaja popularnu masovnu kulturu sa visokom umetnošću, dodajući joj ironiju, humor i prepoznatljiv vizuelan izraz.  Slike Lihtenštajna, kao i Vorhola, Veselmana i drugih dele istu direktnu vezu sa opštim mestima američke popularne kulture. Endi Vorhol je verovatno najpoznatija figura i oličenje ove kulture. Zapravo, likovni kritičar Artur Danto se jednom prilikom osvrnuo na Vorhola nazivajući ga najznačajnijim filozofskim genijem koje je istorija umetnosti proizvela. Vorhol pokušava i uspeva da Pop art prevede od umetničkog u životni stil. U ostatku ove objave, kroz fotografije za koje je zaslužan moj kolega Nikola Goločevac, videćete i kako je uticao na moj životni stil. Uživajte!

Even though American pop culture started its life in the 1950s, it made the biggest breakthrough in the 1960s. American artists respond to the ever growing commercialization of the fine arts by looking for more dramatic and darker styles to distance themselves from the conformist predecessors. The most valued works of this early period belong to artists with unpronounceable names like Jasper Jones, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein. Pop art culture connects popular mass culture with high art, while adding irony, humor and recognizable visual expression. Paintings by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Wesselmann and others share a direct link to common places of American popular culture. Andy Warhol is probably the most famous figure and personification of this culture. In fact, art critic Arthur Danto once called Warhol as "the nearest thing to a philosophical genius the history of art has produced". Warhol tried and succeeded in his attempt to take pop art from art style to life style. In the rest of this post, through photographs created by my colleague Nikola Goločevac, you'll see how it affected my life style. Enjoy!


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Moscow Cap

"Kad god bih prolazio Pozorišnom ulicom, gotovo svagda sam pred vratima malog dućana, podignutog uz jednu staru drvenu kuću, viđao čoveka koji mi je izgledao kao da nije za to mesto, da je suvišan u toj uzanoj, mračnoj pukotini grada, pokrivenoj prugom prašnjavog neba." - Maksim Gorki

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Od svih čari koje mi je šetnja Balkanskom ulicom oduvek pružala, razgledanje malih zanatskih radnji bih svrstala u omiljene. Ova očaravajuća crvena moskovljanka kupljena je baš tu - u staroj šeširdžinici u Balkanskoj ulici. Uz nju su mi savršeno pristajale crvene naočare. Naočare kolorisanih stakala predstavljaju mi pravo otkrovenje. Uz njih, čak i oni najsumorniji dani mogu biti obojeni toplim bojama. Leopard print je sam po sebi upečatljiv. Kako bih na njega stavila akcenat, za ostatak odevne kombinacije sam odabrala mirnije komade. Veliko hvala Tijani Mihajlović (mardy__bum__) na predivnim fotografijama.

Of all the things that I love about Balkanska street (Belgrade, Serbia), looking at the displays of all the craftsman shops is by far a favorite. This delightful red hat was bought right there - in an old hat shop in Balkanska street. I paired it perfectly with red glasses. Brightly colored glasses are a recent discovery. With them, even the most gloomy days can be painted in vibrant and warm colors. Leopard print is on its own very impressive. To make it stand out, I used clothes that are less striking.  I'd like to thank my lovely Tijana Mihajlović (mardy__bum__) for the beautiful photographs.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Casablanca

Na samom početku rađanja moje ljubavi prema kinematografiji pojavila romantična drama Kazablanka. Kada bi se čovečja ličnost gradila poput kuće, mojoj ličnosti bi ovaj film predstavljao kamen temeljac. Nakon toliko godina i dalje je smatram vrhuncom kinematografije, kao i standard po kom i dalje razvijam sopstvenu estetiku. A tu su i fotografije koje to dokazuju, za koje je zaslužena moja draga prijateljica i talentovani fotograf Tijana Mihajlović (mardy__bum__). Romantična haljina, par crvenih salonki i bunda od nutrije pokazali su se kao pravi spoj. Nadam se da ćete se složiti sa mnom!

At the very beginnings of my love for cinematography there I was introduced to a fantastic drama called Casablanca. If human personalities were built as houses, that film would be the cornerstone of my personality. After so many years I still consider it a masterpiece and a standard to which I develop my own aesthetic. Here is a collection of photos to how it, credit for which goes to my dear friend and talented photographer Tijana Mihajlović (mardy__bum__). Romantic dress, a pair of red pumps and nutria coat turned out to be quite a combination. I hope you'll agree with me!