I DON’T NEED MY PAST TO BE IN MY PRESENT. Injekcija 2014

On December 10th, I rushed to the Nacionalinė Dailės Akademija to see the finalists for the upcoming Mados Infekcija fashion show. I am 38 weeks pregnant, and i should not stress, drive a car or walk too much, but the curiousity made me drive as fast as I can to this event. There, i met my friend Lithuanian blogger Absentta Gorelova (www.absentta.com) and other bloggers too. We were standing in the press zone for about two hours, and then we went to see the show.

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The show was perfectly structured, the runway was compositioned unique and the aura of the show was amazing, although, not all of the collections were my ,,sense of style”. The show was divided into two parts of the runway show, thought, I had a change to see just the first of it: 7 collections. All of them were interesting, but my favourite was just one. A colletion by a Russian girl Rufina A. Lagutina is about a brave and valiant young women, radiating a good mood. She creates her own destiny and starts a game with her appearance.

4 5 6 7 8What I loved about this collection – COLORS and the style of clothing. It made me want to try the Russian designer clothes, and in my opinion, that is a key to a great designing – when other person wants to try their piece.

Another designer… I can not remember her name.. But what I really like is her first model and the coat.

9 10 11 12The major idea of this collection: each piece is different AND same. The words ,,I don’t need my past to be in my present” were the words of wisdom! That is also another reason why I LOVED this jacket so much.

So, taking everything into consideration, the very first part of collections (that i saw) were really inspiring and interesting to watch.. Some collections even made me cry because of the music picked and the main idea of the designer concept. If you were one of those, who saw all of the collections, you can guess WHICH designer made me cry… :) Looking forward to Mados Infekcija in March!

By Kamilė.

All photos were made by me.

ADVANCED STYLE – Documentary on Aging with Fashion and Brilliance

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So yesterday I was at pre-movie premiere (the premiere of this movie is today, friday, but i was at early premiere, that was yesterday) called ,,Advanced style”. In Lithuanian language it’s called ,,Amžinai Stilingos”. This movie was developed 5 years! How long! It was directed by Lina Plioplyte, a lithuanian woman. ,,Street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte dive into the personal lives of New York City’s most fashionable women over 60. In an industry obsessed with youth, these older women dispel conventional ideas about beauty and aging and prove that with age comes grace, confidence, boldness, flair and new, unimagined opportunities for fame and fortune.” The trailer:

,,Advanced Style” was shown at Forum Cinemas Vingis in Vilnius, the movie duration was about 1 hour, and it was perfectly selected time for that kind of documentary movie. I did not get bored at any stage of the film. This movie caught my eye for the main reason – simplicity. A basic older women life and their world outlook on life in fashion is the main idea of the movie. I was fascinated by those older women manners, their outfits, the combination of different layers and patterns. In some ways, it may look a little ,,too much” of colors and different styles integrated into one outfit, but overall these women looked amazing. I loved their attitude, their sense of style. And in my mind I was telling myself: ,,this is how I will look after 50 years” :D

So overall, I highly recommend to see this movie to everyone. After seeing it, you only have positive minds for the upcoming day :)

Never stop dreaming, Amen.

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Yes, I am pregnant and proud of it!

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There has been a lot of discussions about whether I put in the public eye or keep it to myself. After a month or two, I decided that YOLO (you only live once) and I immediately posted an instagram photo of me in the beach, holding my hands on the belly. After that post, I got a lot of questions like ,Are you pregnant? What is happening? How long?’ And so on. Even the total strangers had courage to ask me when I am giving birth, is it a boy or a girl and so on. And this part was so funny for me :)

After that, i just kept posting some photos of me, my belly, presents that i got for my baby and so on. It is such a fun activity, for real.

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So the gynecologist guess is that I am expecting a BOY. But you never know who’s gonna pop out of ya… I have always told my girlfriends that if i had a child, the first would be a boy… so, lucky me! We got so much presents from our dear friends, family, we are all very excited for this new chapter of my life and everybody is waiting for him to arrive to this beautiful world.

My pregnancy, so far, was excellent. No pain, no morning sickness, no nothing. Just the belly growing and some kind of a monster kicking inside of me.. hehe :) I can tell you, that he is a strong one, he kicks to my ribs so hard, that i even feel the pain sometimes. But it is a good pain.

Today is the 35th week of my pregnancy, i gained almost 12 kg. My legs and my hands are as thin as I was before. And that is sad because I really wanted to gain a lot more then 12kg, i have always been the most thinnest girl in the entire world…Somehow, I feel more energetic then before. I can clean the house or have a photoshoot that lasts all day, or go to a trip. Every day I want to do something useful for me and my baby boy, and that is great, i think.. :)

The most incredible feeling so far is that every second you remember that you are carrying a new human being in you. The first feelings of the kicks or hiccups, the laughter when you feel your baby’s feet pass through the entire belly is priceless.

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Malta |Marsaxlokk Bay

Marsaxlokk Bay It’s one of the five cities of ,,must see” list if you’re staying in Malta, a stunningly beautiful traditional town with a harbor full of traditional fishing boats.This place is so quiet, charming and colorful at the moment you see it! The view in the harbor is amazing, the smell of fish and the sound of the water makes you feel the highest relaxation level from all the year… Spend a couple of hours here to enjoy this charming place! And for sure,after a minute you just easily can’t past throughout all these lovely,cozy restaurants as well.IMG_9697IMG_9699IMG_9698

,,La Nostra Padrona”

We selected this restaurant from the dozen or so others by the side of the harbor for little other reason than the appealing colors of the table and chairs – orange and blue – I’m glad we did.We had been looking for somewhere to cool off and the air conditioned interior looked appealing. However, it was full of a coach load of tourists so we sat down by the water instead. With the breeze off the sea it was actually really rather nice.The staff were helpful and friendly.IMG_9661

Frutti di mare misto:Seafood platter consisting of mussels,clams,prawns,fazolari. Calmari and octopus cooked in garlic,white wine and herbs.

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‘A la Carte’ menu includes Mediterranean dishes, a selection of Fresh Meats and various specialities of the Chef.We ate fresh sea food,fish which is  delivered daily right from the boats, a selection of fresh fish and shellfish is always guaranteed.

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We also tried:Pepata di cozze|Sautéed black mussels,fresh pepper,garlic,tomato,white wine,lemon and fish broth.Spaghetti Marinara |Sardines,mussels,clams,Cray fish,baby squid,tomatoes and sage.

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And for the end i have a special secret for all of you!If you’re one of only who really appreciated this article and maybe in the middle of your heart you thought to visit Malta don’t pass throe eight or ninth kiosk on the main buss stop of Malta (Valletta bus station) the old women with the a small belly can serve you one of the best ,,Pastizzi and Qassatat”in Malta – Pastizzi are some of Malta’s favourite snacks and you can find stalls or bars that sell them everywhere. They are made of ricotta cheese or a green pea mixture stuffed inside pastry. Qassatat are almost the same, but made of a lighter pastry and round, instead of diamond-shaped. Take these two delicacies with you as you walk or drive in Malta.

    So as the Scot Adam’s said:“I love you all my readers like a fat kid loves cake!”

        A.J

Scuba diving at Blue Lagoon.

    Dear readers, have you really thought that the first article about sunny Malta was the main experience i really wanted to tell you ? My second part  is full of activities,funny and of course delicious  moments of incredible  August week !

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SCUBA DIVING

One of the best experiences of my life so far!.So we went all along the coast  and decided to  scuba dive which was the one big thing we wanted to do while staying in Malta. So we looked around and found some cozy place to start learning how to diving -Exiles bay.At the next day morning we took another bus and went to Comino island Blue lagoon…

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BLUE LAGOON

First impression-terrible,offule ,discussing ..Too crowded, I was terrified about the idea that everyone was pissing in that water ..I felt like i wasted all day …But my friend kicked in my ass and pushed into a salty water and we plunged over the huge cliffs and finally we been alone among the sea..I even saw a jellyfish ! So after a long day there I think this is a very nice place to visit, if you’re properly informed.

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Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and ramblers.Only 3.5 square kilometers, Comino is car-free and apart from one hotel, is virtually uninhabited.The island’s main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. In summer, this sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water over white sand is very popular with day-trippers.Comino is also worth a visit in winter, and is ideal for walkers and photographers. With no urban areas or cars on the island, one can easily smell the scent of wild thyme and other herbs.

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So, yes, it’s a beautiful lagoon, clearest waters ever, but there is no much activity going on. I understand many people are some what disappointed, but keep in mind that it’s the smallest of the Maltese Islands and it’s mostly rocky, so not much to do….

With the passion of traveling ……..

A.J

First story of Malta.Valletta

 As the august days was going by and summer weather was turning to autumn cold,I patently was waiting for my secret vacation for somewhere new,somewhere where i never been and always wanted to try,something special and on the other case familiar to me. And finally the awaited day has came.. I’m counting the finale second in my work and babmabama…I’m driving home,packing my luggages and waiting for car to take me to Kaunas airport.I’m taking an alleviator,buying some whisky (because for me plain trip it’s not very easy way to travel) after it I’m drinking a few glasses of champagne ( to make my trip less inconveniant :))..I passed through check-in and now taking a stares to sale and looking in all those flights and i really still don’t  have any idea where we’re going.. after an hour when all passengers where in theyr planes and we still were sitting I started to be nervous and asking: ,,it’s a joke”, ,,it’s not very funny ,what are you thinking about this”,,,you wasted my time…” after this monolog he took my hand and we ran so fast to our plane! Which was directed toooo… MALTA! And at that moment when I noticed it the first thing I thought about was you!MY lovely partner KAMILE :)

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             Sorry for my bland monolog and let’s start our trip!

Warm weather,summer breeze and cooked octopus smell passed us when the plane  finally landed after 3 hours of flight with lithuanians applause… as usual :) We passed throughout the gates and in front of the arrivals hall handsome,typical south european man took us from airport to our hotel Valentina in San’t Julian’s district.(downtown).

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Very smart, clean and efficient hotel, close to the night life of Paceville but on a quiet street away from the bars, water side restaurants are just a few minutes walk away as are the main bus routes in to town.Most of the personal was friendly,showed us ,,must see” places,restaurants and even gave us a few advises about night life,shopping and car rental.

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After few minutes of sleep and relaxation we decided to see nearest local bar or Gelateria…( I was waiting for this all the flight:)) After a walk along the Spinola bay coast we sat down on the sidewalk and just smell the breeze from the mediterranean sea and drank so puffy and light ,,Cassar de Malte”which  is the first Maltese sparkling wine, manufactured by traditional champagnization method. The Maltese version of champagne is quite «young», it has been produced since 1999!

 Morning beauty he said ! After a strong,but mediterranean sea flavored breakfast we started our tripping a long all bays of malta!

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                                                                                    PUBLIC TRANSPORT &COMMUNICATION

The Maltese government is now in the process of re-nationalising the islands bus services. These are brilliant for getting around all of Malta’s sights and a seven day pass purchased at the airport also includes the X service buses that serve the airport. At only 6.50 Euros for a seven day pass this has got to be one of the best value transport systems in Europe! So if you’re not a brilliant traveller you still would get the idea of taking public busses for sure! And if in some cases you’re not there’s a second adorable communication which can really help you- RESIDENTS! From young to old every maltese speaking english ! On every corner you can noticed a lot of advertisement for english courses or private schools.

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VALLETTA

Like all tourist we took a bus till the finale stop ,,Main bus terminus”.But our goal was somehow to buy tickets for ferry to other secret (which i didn’t knew then) country. NOW HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM ! Where to go next to reach ,,Virtu Ferry terminal”.. While we were searching for right way on iPhone our maltese business man with a horse taxi shout loudly ,,My friend a can help you” i felt exactly like in Istanbul ! So we took that adorable sweet and cute horse taxi to reach the terminal:)image-5

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After we bought a ticket for ,,somewhere” afcourse we haven’t got any idea how to reach the city center so like many of travelers we found a compromise -straight away !!! No i can’t imagine how stupid we were..It was too hot even to lay down in the hotel rest room or in swimming pool as well.. 43 degrees  of celcius ! I even take off my bra :D So after we passed Valleta’s water front we saw sight CITY CENTER I Can’t describe that amazing feeling when i under stud that the glass of water is somewhere near !! When we got through the arch the huge elevator  was waiting for me ! So finally we reached ,,Upper Barrakka Gardens”.

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 This is a lovely place to take a stroll and take in the views over Valletta harbour. It’s also a great vantage point to view the ‘noon gun’ firing.Also if you’re the same fashion edict like me definitely take picture on Pope Pius V street stairs which are adorable by their architecture,color and history..Also try to find some energy and walk by the main street ,,Triq Ir Repubblika” which is filled with shops cozy restaurants and small cafes.

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But it’s less that 10% of my story of this wonderland! More Action,Trips and Adventures on other review SOON !

Just for you! My dear reader:*

A.J

The Fantastic Malta Vol.1

Hey guys, its been so long since i wrote something. I have been travelling a lot and having some other stuff. So sorry for that, but i’m here now and everything is back to what they were ;)

My purpose of travelling to Malta was : 1. celebrate my 20th birthday; 2.visit my best friend 3. have some fun and relax from studies and work!(of course)

I was amazed by the wonderful nature of Malta. Trees, water, plants…they were all so exotic and real. And of course the people, it was not so hard to communicate with the local people – basically everyone knew English language.

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malta1…April 6-10, those four days were just incredible. We were eating the best of Malta food, fresh vegetables, fresh fish. Fresh fresh fresh. Everything.

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By this map, you can see were were I exactly in Malta.

photo1 (2)One of the famous buildings i fell in love instantly in Malta was St. Johns Co-Cathedral in Valleta. It was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John, known as the Knights of Malta. The Church was designed by the Maltese military architect Glormu Cassar (Girolamo Cassar) who designed several of the more prominent buildings in Valletta. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe and one of the world’s great cathedrals.

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//All photos was made by me or my friends.

K.

To BE CONTINUED…