Image designed by me The past Friday, hubby and i watched the Kings of Summer. No reason to mention how much i loved this movie. After all i’m making a whole post about it! I just when i get inspired by movies so much that i want to illustrate or simply create something that has… Read more »

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The past Friday, hubby and i watched the Kings of Summer. No reason to mention how much i loved this movie. After all i’m making a whole post about it! I just when i get inspired by movies so much that i want to illustrate or simply create something that has to do with it. I realized that my favorite kind of movies are the ones, that are no like any others. The ones that create first time feelings, or remind of feelings, memories you had experienced before. 
This movie was something more about feelings. It was about family relationships. It was so innocent and reminded me i would get mad at my parents and would pack a backpack and would ran away, determined i would never come back. And of course returning after a couple of hours. You see born in Russia, i came to Greece at the age of 5 to find my mom and my new dad. I could say i was a difficult child, with a difficult childhood. But that’s life right? Any experience is the result of who we are today, and difficult or not, gratefulness is what we should feel. 
If you haven’t seen the movie, trust me, you will get carried away with every single second of it. And it officially hits one of my favorite movie list, along with Moonrise Kingdom and Life of Pi. Plus an extraordinary soundtrack, the best playlist for a rainy day like today. But while searching i found, that there are two versions of the soundtrack. One with songs, and the other music and songs. I like both of them, but below is a mix of my favorite ones.
1. The YouthMGMT
2. 17Youth Lagoon
3. Rabbit KillRyan Miller 
4. PickpocketKevin Writer and Douglas James
5. How i RiseKevin Writer and Douglas James
6. StarsYoungblood Hawke
7. Fatherson Ryan Miller 
8. Walk to the WoodsRyan Miller
9. Land TruntRyan Miller 

Starting to really enjoying these Week Words. They really do make me stop and think through the whole week. Feel free to join in and let me know about your word of the week.  Ok so week 2 would be about Accomplishments. I usually never pat myself on the back when things are going great… Read more »

Starting to really enjoying these Week Words. They really do make me stop and think through the whole week. Feel free to join in and let me know about your word of the week. 
Ok so week 2 would be about Accomplishments. I usually never pat myself on the back when things are going great but getting the time to take a look back at this week, i must admit that i’m really proud of things that i’ve accomplished. So many i can’t still reveal, but man, i remember myself struggling (well still do sometimes) and waiting for opportunities and acknowledgment to come. This week i can finally say that all of that came, and it yes, it feels awesome! 
A note. It might take a while until you get where you want to be. For some, even more than other, but you will get there. As soon as you love what you do, stay focused, work hard and be consistent, you can accomplish anything you put in your mind. 

Couldn’t be more excited to share with you finally the Lookbook Cambria & i have been working on! It has been one of the most exciting projects i’ve worked on, and i’m most proud of! We wanted to work on something fun, and cheerful with colors but also airy. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much… Read more »

Couldn’t be more excited to share with you finally the Lookbook Cambria & i have been working on! It has been one of the most exciting projects i’ve worked on, and i’m most proud of! We wanted to work on something fun, and cheerful with colors but also airy. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

You can find Cambria on her blog, and on her porftolio

Like said before, September is for new starts. And with that, i made my first big one in the internet world. I switched from Safari to Chrome! hah i know it sounds silly, but i’ve been into Safari for a very long time, and always loved it. I did have one issue thought; i’ve had… Read more »

Like said before, September is for new starts. And with that, i made my first big one in the internet world. I switched from Safari to Chrome! hah i know it sounds silly, but i’ve been into Safari for a very long time, and always loved it. I did have one issue thought; i’ve had Snow Lion ever since i got my mac and as a result, i couldn’t update Safari. In short words, it didn’t work properly. I’m not very fond of google, but i do like enjoying the privileges of the apps you can have into your browser with Chrome.
Taking a day to organize everything neatly, made me understand how important these little things are in the freelance life. They make tasks easier and i just can’t get enough talking about apps, mac and softwares. I guess it’s us designers! 
Ok, so here are my tools of trade. What i’m currently using and totally loving!
I’m still a Safari person, and will be again,  as soon as Maverick is out but can’t deny that Chrome has been really fun with all these apps. Browsing Pinterst and Twitter has never been easier. It’s like everything’s in one place. Plus there’s Wunderlist. 
Even though i really like writing everything down in my organizer, there are some tasks, that i need to see every day, and honestly, it gets boring to write them again and again, or move the post it from page to page. And then came wunderlist. You can install an app in Chrome, and write your tasks anytime you want. Plus, it syncs and you can have them on your iPad, iPhone. The best feature i really enjoy, is that you can actually Pin pages, or videos, or texts from the internet into your Wunderlist folders! Trust me, it definitely helps me stay more organized!
Well who doesn’t know dropbox right? I’m using it, 100% every day. It’s been definitely the best way to share files with my clients. Esp when in freelance and working from distance, you have to have a way to transfer files with an easy way.
This is really cool. Esp for those who work with type, it’s definitely hand solving! The idea is, that say you see a font that you like somewhere while walking around. You take a picture, and it recognizes the font! Pretty nice? 
By far my favorite! It’s like getting a new toy for Christmas! The new Adobe CC has some really cool features, and new programs like Muse, plus it looks awesome. 
What are your favorite tools, that really solve your hands?
Original Image by Nick Knight, project Flora

As i’ve shared already, a new layout will be coming upon us soon (squeaking from excitement, clears throat and goes on seriously). And not only i’ve been working on this new look, new portfolio and the whole package, but new categories as well. I was going to introduce you to them once the blog was… Read more »

As i’ve shared already, a new layout will be coming upon us soon (squeaking from excitement, clears throat and goes on seriously). And not only i’ve been working on this new look, new portfolio and the whole package, but new categories as well. I was going to introduce you to them once the blog was up, but fate showed me that this one couldn’t wait. 
The Week Word (WW), is about choosing, only one word -if you had to- to describe a highlight of your week. I was just complaining to Trina today, about how awful the weather is, and how summer seems to never end this year. Just an hour after, dark clouds made their appearance. And as i was walking to get my PTRS package (eek!) it started drizzling. 
This, week, i’m noting the Drizzle
That feeling, of freshness, feeling chilly, but not so much. Walking in the evening, when the streets are deserted, and breathing finally the fresh air. Feeling the small fine drops on your skin, and not bothering to cover your self. Here’s to the first rain of the year.

Outfit #1. White Sweater | Black skinny jeans | Pink Ballerinas | Pink leather clutch Outfit #2. Grey Jumper | Boyfriend Jeans | Leopard Loafers | Metallic Clutch Outfit #3. Yellow jumper | Dark Jeans | Black ankle boots | Black bucket bag  Outfit #4. Pink tshirt | Skinny beige jeans | Leather bag |… Read more »

Oh dear. Where to start? Yes style. 
I’m sure you all have a few pieces in your closet, that looked like a good idea to purchase, but in the end, they turned out to stay in waiting for the right moment.. like forever. I’ve put some thought into it, since i happen to have a lot of these. What i discovered about myself, and like i’ve already mentioned before, i’m a chameleon to almost everything. Even in the way i dress. Sometimes, that’s bad because it kinda gets confusing.
When shopping, most of the times we get too excited and try on so many things. They do look good, and they look good on us. Sometimes though we see the item and not it could be combined with the rest of our closet. When i was younger, i was really shy, and always dressed not to draw attention. Growing up, i got over that, and the creativity got over me. As a result, i wasn’t afraid to dare some bold looks, which actually expressed me. I can love wearing different kinds of styles; bohemian, romantic, colorful, etc But lately i’ve been finding myself to admire the basics way too much. 
While on a dinner out yesterday, i spotted a lady, wearing simple jeans, black flats and a striped shirt. I’ve had put so much thought into what i would wear, but when i saw her, i went like, ah i would love being in that now! It just feels right you know?
THE CONCLUSION
As we evolve, so does our style. Sometimes we don’t notice it, because we are too busy to put some thought to it. I stopped and reevaluated some things about me and figured out that i become more stable on what really works for me. What helped me to clear out what i really like wearing, was not what i like seeing as style itself, but what would make me feel perfect wearing. Back to basics it is then, but with a little twist. I’m still into some eccentric stuff, which only makes sense to keep playing with some color and patterns. 
THE PROMISE
To stay on track, always eyes on target. When shopping, stay focused on the wardrobe back home, and if it’s easy to be combined. Secondly, how does it make you feel? Make a list with the right feelings your outfit is supposed to give you and go ahead try on some clothes!

Not just a long ago, i would be the least person to talk about motivation. I was born to be bored and unmotivated. True story, ever since i remember myself, i would have all these dreams in my head but always too lazy to pursue them. I always said to myself, “tomorrow’s a good day”… Read more »

Not just a long ago, i would be the least person to talk about motivation. I was born to be bored and unmotivated. True story, ever since i remember myself, i would have all these dreams in my head but always too lazy to pursue them. I always said to myself, “tomorrow’s a good day” or “i have time” to feel better for being bored today. But you know, with so many dreams and goals we have, time will be never enough, and thankfully i realized that early.
To start with, and go easy on you, i don’ think people can change. They can improve. Take me for example; i’m still that lazy girl who die to be sitting on the couch and doing nothing. But saying that, i just realize. I haven’t got to do that for over a year now. I always find myself busy, always working on something, everyday, moving forward. And that’s because, i found a reason.
Look up to great people. That’s how it all started for me. Right after my surgery, 3 years ago, i was stuck at home feeling sorry for myself, how i had no purpose and no goals. I would sit all day and feeling jealous of all the successful bloggers, until i realized, that they weren’t born successful. They evolved, and evolved by going out there and doing something. Looking up to people who made it, still keeps my eyes on target. If they could do it, i can do it.
Sometimes you need a kick. Being busy, is more a routine for me now, but every now and then when get off truck, i really need to kick myself in the butt. If you can’t keep yourself going, no one will. Most of the times it’s really hard to get of that cozy couch, right? But put it that way. Imagine a scale. On one side, the feeling at the end of the day when you haven’t succeeded at anything, and on the other one, the feeling of achievement. That’s always how it works for me. Having a day on the couch, is having -1 day from your 32.871 important days that went to the trash.
See yourself where you want to be. Take a moment, and visualize yourself having achieved all the things that you dream off. It feels good right? Why delay that feeling? What i hear in my mind a lot lately, is that life is too short. You know how today, in a week will feel like it was just yesterday and so goes on and on. Even if i believe in reincarnation, this life is the one i’m living now. And that’s only it for me as Corina. Why not make the most of it? Why not do all the things i want to do?

Write it down. Writing down always lifts a weight from my mind. Write down all your long-term and short-term goals but really, don’t post it somewhere you can see it all time. Yes, i know, eyes on the goals etc, everybody says that you should have your goals somewhere you can see them. But between you and me, honestly. Don’t you already know them? Doesn’t it stress you to have them there looking at you and waiting for you to fulfill them? What i do, is write them down, and put them in a drawer. That way, i know they are near if me i want to take a peak, and it feels like it’s a small secret, just for me. No one to judge me, or put any pressure on me. I know what i have to do, and i know where my reminder is.

My ambitions so far. 
Build a great portfolio as a graphic designer and become a better creator // Evolve my jewelry shop // Finish the book i’ve writing for the past 4 years and of course get published on a British or American publishing company // Exercise on my illustration skills // Do something for the animals. Even if that’s opening a handmade shop with toys, or print shop with cat and dog breeds. Haven’t decided yet // Achieve something on a fashion level // Be featured on a magazine // Live in Scotland

Do you have any ambitions, that you lack of motivation to pursue until now?

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