If you're asking me, I love vintage. I love retro silhouettes and textures, and admire girls that wear floral soaring dresses and low heel 60's styled shoes so naturally. Due to my observations, or you got it all - curls, naturally plump lips and the complete romantic look that goes perfect with vintage style, or nothing. Nothing can be edited with ammmmmazing shoes and one of a kind dresses from Roni Kantor . Roni took flea-market diggings and super popular lately home-sales onto a new level - she has already created or reconstructed the best of post-modern garments, designed gorgeous shoes and opened two inspiring spots to shop and find your THAT dress. Most important, her garments are wearable and affordable. One of Roni Kantor stores is placed on 2nd floor of a preserved building on the city heart's Rotschild blvd 64, and second freshly-baked one opened it's door recently at Yaffa flea market area, Nahman 4. Both stores are designed accordingly to the shabby chic and old fashioned style's best. Eco- and vegan friendly everything, you know how much it means to me. To sum up - hipster girl's destination point.
May 15, 2013
Last weekend heat beat over the city, and we got to deal with it the most chic way. As I always have my fridays planned to the fullest, this wasn't an exception and I went to Jaffa for flea market digging in order to find some necessary stuff for my coming final project at Shenkar. I knew it will be hot like hell, so I thought it's a perfect occasion to wear my new straw hat. I never ever wore hats like this, never had one, so was pretty excited to challenge this light straw buddy! Actually, I like how it fits to my curly, not always organized hair:) So, I choose this classic city chic combination for summer boiling days - blue polka dots&stripes shirt, crochet white shorts and straw accents - bag & hat. One innocent touch to add some country romantics to an urban landscape, go for it!
May 11, 2013
Look, smth doesn't always have to be shiny, neat and beautiful to grab your attention, isn't it? I'm obsessed with creepy window displays, messy and full of silly/vintage stuff! They always make me so curious and that little kid inside me keeps staring on such display as on a candy shop' window. This particular one I shoot on Bugrashov street, it is window display of a little store with urban design clothes. No deep thought behind setting up the window, no right composition, but attracts! Basically what I want to say featuring this window in my Live it Local series is, that there are days when I watch Tel Aviv from not it's most attractive sides, we all know they exist but sometimes just closing our eyes. And it doesn't turn our beloved White City less charming. It is still unique and it's inner spirit is beautiful.
May 7, 2013
So happy to announce that the second part of our style shoot collaboration with Jo Ko Photo is on, shiny and ready to meet the world! This time, it is all about nautical stripes, ripped jeans and pops of summer colors. Yes, believe me or not, summer is here and probably these days are the last chance for me to wear jeans, otherwise I'm just going to melt from the heat. You may already seen some spoilers of this shoot on FB page or if you follow Clochic israeli fashion page, but now the full story dedicated to my love for mixing colors and textures is here.
I've been in love with simple marine-styled stripes as long as I remember myself, and I admit this choice to put on a blue-and-white striped tee rescued my casual outfit so many times in my life. There's nothing more you need to bring a fresh touch to your look, whatever the bottom is. My wardrobe is full with striped cotton dresses, tees and tanks from all shades of colors - from original blue and black till baby pink. I maybe should write a whole post about this striped subject;)
May 5, 2013
Oh how I love this kind of events, when casual club opens it's doors for garage sale and it turns into chic and relaxed styled flea market. This time, no money in charge. Last friday, Shpagat hosted "Give and take" party, where telavivans brought their clothes, old books and other stuff from the dark shelves of the house and gave the opportunity to others to find the pieces they need, for free, in exchange of smiles and good vibes. I got out from there with some great treasures - perfect watercolor birdie picture, penguins french poster and an old hebrew book. Besides, I just love Shapagat events and atmosphere, though I am not kind of their potential party audience type. Good music, friendly bar, awesome designed space full of wood, beautiful people - what else do you need to have pure fun? Just one thing, forget about money and your inner consumer-drived personality. I knew about this event accidentally passing by Nahalat Binyamin street, but next time I promise I'll take part in it by bringing some well forgotten stuff too.
Give, take and recycle. And let the 4th be with you!
May 3, 2013
Lately, my most fascinating and fun time of the week is friday, when I have a day off and Tel Aviv is offering me so much opportunities to spend my day the most interesting way. I like Fridays so much, no one knows! I like it's fresh morning breeze and first coffee in paper cup that I pic up here on the corner in Florentine, I like museums and friday fairs visitings, afternoon relaxed lunch with a friday drink, exploring White city hidden corners again and again, and meeting sunlit golden streets around sunset time. This friday I've visited so much places starting from Calligraphy-inspired jewelry exhibition from Shenkar students at Japan Embassy (details here, it is on till 17May), few museums during Open Houses weekend (details here, hurry up - some events are open today as well), Give-and-take event at Shpagat bar (planning to tell about it in the next post, be patient) so naturally got hungry and a bit tired. And as it always happen, new absolutely adorable place was found just we turned inside one of the little streets of Tel Aviv. Place is called "44" (Nachalat Binyamin 29) and has absolutely adorable green garden, you'll understand why I loved it so much from the first pictures:) We had some fancy asian food (I'm sorry I can't spell that again), cold beer and martini, and my birdie dress was happy to meet a cute bird house hanging on a tree. Very different in it's best meaning place, very green original vibes. Loved it.
Beauty boxes are getting over the world with the opportunity to try products you might not even put an eye on when you do your beauty shelf refill. Few days ago I received a Glam Guru april beauty box, that consists of 8 products from skin and hair treatments to make-up and accessories. I like the idea that every girl can purchase such a box online for 65shekels and has a chance to try a travel-sized best quality products before buying them later, to be sure it is exactly what she needs. Among mini sized goodies, there are also 3 original size products in the box. Glam guru provides delivery service, that will bring your beauty package right to your door with a smile, also there's an online shop, where you can purchase some particular products that are available online only. Shipping worldwide, by the way.
So, want to know what's inside of Glam Guru Primavera Box?;)
April 30, 2013
Metikut it is. There's a new baby clothing store "Lili and Tom" on Shenkin street, and may I say it loud, I give them a medal of 100% pure sweetness. First of all, their products are awesome! I like it when parents dress their babies like grown ups, the less sparkles and pink overlaid ruffles - the better. This is the way I would dress my baby, and someday I will - only plain and cool stuff. But, we're talking about window displays here:)
The window space is divided into two - pink side for baby girls, blue - for little dudes. I like how windows represent the look of kid's bedroom - ornament wallpapers, simple shelves and cutest clothes hangers ever. Looks very cozy and clean, isn't it? I love the composition, in general. The thing is to keep the borders and follow the concept till the littlest details, and keep the proper amount of products displayed at once. I guess it is always the hardest part, according to my working experience as well, because the store owners always want to show everything they got in the store at the same time. Yeah, it is definitely difficult, with such a sweet pieces...! So, note to self : minimalism is good, in most cases. Second note : if you need a present for a little one, Lili and Tom store is The place.
April 25, 2013
Hello, birdies! Today I am going to share with you my speedy rider achievements and talk about one comfy spring look. Let's do that:)
I got my bike for last birthday, when I had no idea how to deal with two wheels and my fear to ride it on the streets full of people was extremely high (yes, I somehow skipped bicycle period in my childhood). But the wish to fit into telavivian look of relaxed pastel bike riding was too strong;) It took me some practice and few dramas, but now you can see me riding all the way from Florentine to Azrieli to work at 6am, both on the road and sidewalks, catching all the red lights:) Besides, I love the way riding wakes me up, cuz basically all the normal people can't get up everyday at 5am and feel alright.. Plus, riding bike in Tel Aviv with it's hills I admit is the best workout ever. It's kind of a frequently asked question where did I get it, so it's not a big secret - Castro, model called Sexy. Some will say it can't be good cuz it's from clothes store bla bla, but believe me, it has everything girl needs and the quality is completely fine!:)
April 22, 2013
Today, I bring up something not only girls would like. It is not the secret for anyone worldwide that the most handsome guys are made in Tel Aviv, and recently I've discovered one place they apparently took their chic from. Or they definitely should, if they still don't know about this boyish gem - little menswear store on the corner of Tshernihovsky and Hamakabi called Bankussi. Started at 1989 by designer Eran Bellely, local brand keeps promoting art vision and telavivian music scene through their urban designs.
Beyond clothes, I am attracted to boy toys as long as I remember myself (I've grown up with two older brothers, thus my favorite toys were Lego and RC trains, barbies bored me all the time). And this is exactly the thing - window display is full with infant but cool enough stuff, that I got my concentration completely lost. I love this so much, such a naive and homie atmosphere over the corner. By the way, it is a nice example for the stores that have to deal with tiny space, squeezing the best of it. It is common situation here in Tel Aviv when small stores' windows are basically a part of the store, and when they decide not to close the window with banner or something, that part of the shop demands a special poetic care. These guys know how to do the milkshake, if you know what I mean.