Mila was Waiting for Us

on Monday, March 29, 2010

to take her pictures
I don't like to state the obvious, but this is so sweet:
Now that's just silly:
Lunch time:
Ready to sail:
... in the bath tub:
Please don't cry sweet Mila! We'll be back!
Thank you so much! Have a wonderful Spring!
love.more.cosmin

DIY Givenchy headband tutorial

on Saturday, March 27, 2010

Do you remember that while ago I showed you a Givenchy inspired studded headband I made? Now you finally can see the tutorial. Actually I did this DIY project for the FOAM magazine - fashion and lifestyle magazine for women who surf and love the beach. Though I'm not sure how practical it is at the beach...
But it's definitely eye-catching and super easy to make yourself.


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TUTORIAL

(picture below by Tuuli)


Good luck;)

Passion of Cosmin

on Friday, March 26, 2010

Have you ever tried working on a personal project for almost 4 years? Like spending all the time and passion you have? Well, I kinda did. While I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I'm not completely satisfied with the result, there are many others who seem to disagree with me. And let's face it, who am I to argue with thousands of people from 166 countries and territories? It's been exactly 1 year and 249 398 visits since the launching of my Romanian Heritage - Patrimoniu Romanesc photo website, showcasing all the monuments that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Google Analytics helped me realize the amazing impact it had in the world:

My poor vocabulary is going to make it very difficult for me to explain how it feels to receive messages from hundreds of strangers from different continents congratulating and thanking me for making them proud to be Romanians. Or for making them cry with happiness. Or for bringing back beautiful memories. Or for giving them a chance to go back to their home country they haven't seen in 20 years. Or just for making their day a wonderful one.
It's been an incredible journey to gather all 882 images and quite a painful experience to built the website and I would still take pictures today for the project if I didn't leave Romania in September 2008. One month after the launch - in April 2009 - I had an interview for a financial program on the Romanian National Television. They made me and my work look really good, saying that I did more for promoting Romania with my own resources than the Romanian Ministry of Tourism with a budget of 75 Mil. Euros. The show is in Romanian and some of you might not understand everything, but you can still see me being excited and all:

So, if you are one of the remaining 6 billion people on this planet that haven't seen my website, you might as well take a look: UNESCO Romanian Heritage. Here are just a few samples of what you can find.

The Fortified Church and the village of Valea Viilor:

The Voronet Monastery at sunrise:
The Wooden Church of Budesti:
The Probota Monastery:
The Wooden Church and the village of Rogoz at sunset:
The Fortified Church of Viscri:
Danube Delta:
Sf. Gheorghe - Sunset on the Danube:
Enjoy your visit to some of Romania's most beautiful sites and tell me what you think!
love.more.cosmin

Home

on Thursday, March 25, 2010

I promise that will be the last post about the fashion contest and my collection,... least durning this month ;D Finally you can see the runway photos and video.
The song I used: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - "Home"

photos by Oliver Moosus

Lauren


Ashton

Mari

Sheril

Eva


And Tuuli drew this picuture, it's like a page from my sketchbook.


Training Day

on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Later this year I'll have a photo shoot with Peter Aerts Param doing his Peter Aerts moves and you know me, I always do research for my photo sessions. I wasn't even gonna take my camera with me, but that would have been a mistake!
Two-time Canadian kickboxing champion - Gaspar Bonomo is sharing his experience:
BOB - Body Opponent Bag - looks a little worried:
For a very good reason:
Now I know where Remy Bonjansky got his signature kick from:
Everything happened at 7 am! Tough morning. Almost like a wedding.
Thank you Param and Gaspar! See you in the Summer!
love.more.cosmin

armour

on

showing off my new armour ring


don't forget to enter amazing giveaway for DIY materials - here!

details

on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ok, you're probably already tired of the photos of my collection but I still have some stuff to show you.

bullet casings/ headband and orange lipstick(backstage: eva&lauren)/making of shoulder pads/details of zippers and shoulder pads/clutch/bullet belt/cube pockets