Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Romanian Blouse Day

It's really heartwarming and tearjerking when small initiatives find their echo in a wider community. And this is why I have loved and followed 'La Blouse Roumaine', the mastermind behind making the traditional Romanian blouse a staple of national identity and pride, in an era when we're being told that we should dismiss the past and only look to the future.

But...then wouldn't we loose touch with our heritage, our roots? As much as we want to be independent, a clearly outlined individual, we can't always fight the natural yearning to belong to a bigger picture. In the same way that as much as I initially wanted to fit in and become all-British, I realised that what defines me lies in the past, the Romanian past to be more precise.

It so happened that I was wearing a Romanian blouse when visiting the hands-down most beautiful place in England, Blenheim Palace. No, that's a complete lie, it was all planned :) But for once I'm so happy of the outcome and that I did my blouse justice - a return into nature, a keyhole into the past and one proud girlie. 

Oh and don't forget to put the all important hashtag to good use (better than in most days anyway) and post a picture of  #lablouseroumaine

Mango T.O.U.C.H tote bag, Hobbs sandals, Anthropologie shorts

If we assume man has been corrupted by an artificial civilisation, what is the natural state? The state of nature from which he has been removed? Imagine wandering up and down the forest, without industry, without speech and without home - J.J Rousseau


  1. Bravo Ana! Uite asa s-a sarbatorit la Constanta http://simonaion.blogspot.ro/2014/06/ziua-iei-la-constanta.html
    Eu mi-am cusut prima ie!
    Te pup!


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