I was 20 minutes late.
Holding my massive umbrella straight while keeping my phone, car keys and camera dry wasn't easy. (I wasn't sure which I wanted to save the most.) My diary filled the clutch I came with, so there was no extra room for anything else inside, except a pen. "Perfect!"
"What is it with this weather?! - Seriously!" I thought to myself, annoyed. The rain was pouring and the only thing I could think of was how much I loved my rubber boots. Thank God I was wearing them today.
I walked in CRUSH, a wine bar in the old city center, with my back first, pulling my huge umbrella inside with me. I parked it next to the other soaking umbrellas on the floor. All of them belonged to the girls. - They were here already.
All the faces were familiar, but I only met 2 of the ladies before. One of them was Gabi Popescu, who came as a MUA at one of Pop Academy's events where I was modelling. Sassy, classy and reaaaally thin. The other was Iza from High Heels Events - the only red head at the table. She was the one who invited me at Fashionality. Casandra, her pretty partner, I only met today. All the girls were here to discuss the event. Me too.. Just that I was more interested in the girls, rather than the subject.
Let me tell you a little bit about them:
When I walked in, my eyes first stopped at the two tiny blondes jumping all around Ioana. Maia and Rai are her twin treasures. You can easily tell how much this woman loves fashion, but there's few words to describe how much she loves her kids. I just met her, so I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure I'm not. There's nothing as pure as a mother playing along with her children. The 3year-olds were all over the place, asking about the colors of everyone's drinks, smiling at pictures and making small talk - yup, the perfect future blogger material.
Sandra was sitting next to me, so I got to chit-chat with her most. She was wearing discreet make up, letting her green eyes do all the talking for her. Well, not really. She talked a lot - everyone did. Social skills are the main asset these women have. Debating hot topics with serene voices, sipping coffee delicately and showing off genuine friendly smiles. .
What more could I wish for?
I'm the girl that "always got along better with the guys", but girling like this felt so natural. Sigina came later than I did. There was a little "Yay!" in my mind at the thought that I wasn't the only one that never makes it on time. She's the witty-curious type, really outgoing and out front. Her hair is blonder than mine and her fascination with Maia and Rai was at least as big as mine.
You can meet them, too, Saturday the 5th July at CRUSH. We're all going to be speakers at Fashionality's 3rd Edition. - Taking the online to offline for our readers.
Intarziasem 20 de minute.
Ploua cu nesimtire, iar eu ma luptam cu vantul care-mi rasucea umbrela masiva din mana. Imi feream intre timp telefonul, cheile de la masina si aparatul foto de ploaie. (Nici nu mai stiam de care-mi e mai frica sa nu se ude.) Asta pentru ca mi-am inghensuit agenda in gentuta plic si nu a mai ramas loc de nimic, inafara unui pix. "Perfect!"
"Ce-i cu vremea asta?! - Serios?!" Ploaia insista sa ma enerveze, iar eu ma gandeam doar la cat de mult imi iubesc cizmele de cauciuc, pe care, Slava Domnului, le aveam in picioare.
Am intrat cu spatele inainte in CRUSH, tragand umbrela imensa dupa mine, pe usa. Am parcat-o pe podea langa celalalte umbrele ude-leoarca. Toate erau ale fetelor. - Ele au ajuns deja.
Toate chipurile imi erau familiare, dar numai cu doua dintre ele facusem deja cunostiinta. Una era Gabi Popescu, pe care o cunoscusem la un eveniment de la Pop Academy unde venise ca MUA, cand eu eram model. Sassy, classy si foooarte slaba. Cealalta era Iza de la High Heels Events - singura roscata de la masa. Ea e tipa care m-a chemat la Fashionality. Pe Casandra, partnerea ei, am cunoscut-o doar astazi. Toate fetele au venit sa discute despre eveniment. Si eu la fel.. doar ca pe mine ma interesau ele mai mult.
Hai sa va spun si voua ce impresie mi-au lasat:
Cand am intrat, primul lucru pe care l-am vazut erau doua blondine in miniatura. Maia si Rai, comorile gemene ale Ioanei. E usor sa-ti dai seama ca mamica lor e o tipa care iubeste moda, dar cat de mult isi iubeste copilasii, e prea greu de descris. Abia le-am cunoscut, dar pe mine m-au convins, ca nu exista nici o relatie mai speciala decat cea dintre o mama si copiii ei. Fetitele erau peste tot, curioase de culoarea tuturor bauturilor, zambind la poze si socializand - niste mici blogerite in devenire.
Cu Sandra am povestit cel mai mult, pentru ca statea chiar langa mine. Era machiata discret, lasand ochii verzi sa vorbeasca pentru ea.. Aproape. Defapt, vorbea chiar mult. Si nu numai ea, toate eram foarte vorbarete. Abilitatile sociale sunt punctul forte a acestor femei. Dezbatand subiectele momentului cu voci diafane, sorbind cafeaua cu delicatete si zambind autentic..
Ce putem sa-mi doresc mai mult?
Eu sunt fata care "se intelege totdeauna mai bine cu baietii", dar imi gasisem natural locul intre printre ele. Sigina a ajuns dupa mine. Iti dati seama ce incantata eram? Gata! - nu mai eram singura care intarzie mereu. Ea e genul super curios si dezinhibat, cu un blond mai deschis ca al meu si cu o fascinatie cel putin la fel de mare ca a mea, pentru Maia si Rai.
Poti sa le cunosti si tu pe fete, Sambata, 5 Iulie la CRUSH. Venim toate ca speakeri pentru a 3-a editie de Fashionality. - Aducand online-ul in offline pentru cititorii nostri.
Besides discussing our topics for Fashionality, we all decided to attend the luxurious Nail Boutique's Grand Opening Party, tomorrow. The address is Eugen Brote street, no. 8. Champagne and sweets will be served starting with 16 o'clock.
Step into your high heels and come with us! You're invited, too! Vouchers and special treats will be offered to the first 100 people to come to the salon.
Inafara temelor pe care le vom aborda fiecare la Fashionality, am mai hotarat ceva: venim toate la petrecerea de deschidere a celui mai nou salon de mani/pedi din Cluj Nail Boutique, de maine, 26 Iunie. Adresa e str. Eugen Brote street, nr. 8. Sampania si dulciurile se servesc incepand cu ora 16.
Ia-ti tocurile si hai cu noi! Esti invitata noastra. Primele 100 de persoane venite primesc vouchere si oferte speciale.