Fashionality - Preps & Emotions


- "What are you planing to wear at Fashionality?" asked Diana, a girl with green eyes, who shares my name. "How about a jumpsuit?"

- "It never occurred to me, actually! ... Not a bad idea though.. but I think I'd like to try something else. Got a pen?" I asked Diana and started dressing a silhouette I sketched quickly, on a piece of paper, she already wrote upon.

- "Let's just ignore my outstanding drawing skills" I notice Diana smiling secretly. "and tell me if we could do something like this."

I entered her workshop with an idea in mind. I wanted a long skirt, tapered and very tight .. and on top, I wanted a gem. I was thinking about a skin colored mesh with glowing metal sequins. I imagined a piece that would shamelessly steal all gazes. Diana read me like an open book.

After two days I went to the first fitting. It was almost done!


- "Ce te-ai gandit sa porti la Fashionality?" m-a intrebat Diana, o fata cu ochii verzi, care-mi imparte numele. "De o salopeta, ce zici?"

- "Nici nu mi-a trecut prin gand! ...Dar nu-i rea idea.. Desi cred totusi ca as vrea sa incercam altceva. Ai un pix?" i-am spus Dianei si am inceput apoi sa imbrac silueta, pe care am schitat-o in fuga, pe o coala de hartie deja mazgalita. 

- "Sa sarim peste talentul meu la desen, iesit din comun",  o vad pe Diana zambind pe ascuns. "si spune-mi daca am putea face ceva de genul."

Am venit la ea in atelier cu o idee in gand. Voiam o fusta lunga, conica si foarte stramta.. iar in partea de sus, imi doream o bijuterie. Ma gandeam la o plasa de culoarea pielii cu aplicatii stralucitoare, metalice. Imi imaginam o piesa, care sa fure privirile cu nerusinare. Diana m-a citit.

Dupa doua zile am mers la prima proba. Era aproape gata!

To be perfectly honest with you, I had no idea how my outfit would turn out at the end .. Diana suggested to compliment the top's shape with a black band, that would also make my crop-top backless. Said and done!

I thanked her a bunch of times before leaving with the packed clothes, on Saturday morning .. not for her talent or her beautiful work - which I was expecting - but for really listening when I talked about my tastes .. and this was very obvious.

I was off to Crush in simple, black, stiletto heels and my man on the arm. He opened the door for me, brought me flowers and waited patiently for my speech.

Arriving in front of so many gorgeous  women, staring at me, got me so nervous I had to remember to breath. Then I went for it.

I was talking about a topic, that I'm truly passionate about. The girls made my day and responded with questions - A dialogue started with the audience and I couldn't be any happier. The room got silent and I sigh with relief. - I had them! Now they're listening.

I talked about DYROGUE, about what this blog means to me and why I believe that everyone has a place in this incredible virtual world, that's waiting for us to shape it, after our dreams.

When you talk about something you love, It can hardly go wrong, but when you're confident on your looks and have mister-talk-dark-and-handsome to back you up, it's impossible.


I'm REALLY interested on your opinions about Fashionality's 3rd event, so don't hesitate to leave a comment with your loves&hates.


Ca sa fiu perfect sincera cu tine, nu prea stiam cum avea sa arate tinuta la sfarsit.. Diana a sugerat sa conturam topul cu o banda neagra, care sa ramana singura pe spatele gol. Spus si facut!

I-am multumit de o gramada de ori inainte sa plec cu umerasul impachetat, sambata dimineata.. Nu pentru ca e deosebit de talentata sau pentru ca lucreaza atat de frumos - stiam asta deja - ci pentru ca m-a ascultat cu adevarat, cand i-am spus ce-mi doresc.. iar asta s-a vazut.

Am plecat la Crush cu tocurile negre, simple, stiletto, in picioare si barbatul de brat. Mi-a deschis usa, mi-a adus flori si mi-a asteptat rabdator speech-ul.

Eu clocoteam de emotii. Ajunsa in fata atator femei cochete, cu privirile atintite spre mine, am inghitit in gol si i-am dat drumul.

Vorbeam despre un subiect care ma pasioneaza si fetele, dragele de ele, mi-au raspuns cu intrebari - A inceput un dialog cu publicul si eu nu puteam fi mai fericita. S-a facut liniste in sala si eu rasuflam usurata: l-am prins! Acum ma asculta.

Am povestit despre DYROGUE, despre ce inseamna blogul acesta pentru mine si de ce consider, ca oricine are un loc intr-o lume viturala, care asteapta sa fie modelata, dupa propriile noastre vise.

Cand vorbesti despre ceea ce iubesti, chiar cred ca nu prea are cum sa mearga prost. Iar daca ai si tinuta, care sa te defineasca pe tine + un om, atat de incredibil, sa te impinga de la spate, e chiar imposibil. Te iubesc, ma! ( Sper ca citesti. )


Sunt foarte curioasa ce parere ati avut despre editita de anul acesta de Fashionality, asa ca nu ezitati sa lasati un comentariu cu ce v-a placut, sau nu, mai jos.


Diana Rogo @ Xenia Design Outfit Preps
Credits go to Andrei Dragon for the heartfelt photos and 
Xenia Design for the perfect outfit.