Today is exactly two weeks since I've moved to London and I still can't believe it. In a good way obviously, but still... I just can't stop using the word crazy, because it is 'crazy' that dreams actually do come true. I've just started fashion bags and accessories course at University of the arts London (LCF), however as much as I like bags, I still feel like I belong at womenswear, so I'll try switching from for second semester. To be honest, there are no deep thoughts going on my mind, no nothing just complete dedication and realization how hard I will have to work in order to actually get somewhere.

Everything is still quite confusing, but I know I'll make it, because I have no other choice, really. Then again, everyone comes here expecting for the same thing and most of them just get devastated and disappointed with the lifestyle and its fast pace. Coming from quite a small town is not an easy thing to get used to London, but I think that so far I'm doing just fine. Still positive and as motivated as I've always been. The competition is obviously huge, but that's exactly what keeps one going.

I just honestly have this good feeling about everything.

These photos were still taken back in Lithuania by Deimante Dubauskaite. However, new projects are coming soon! Also, introducing amazing oh.skin belts! Hope you enjoy!

xx
Aida





Belt: oh.skin
Shoes: VAGABOND

My second week in a big city

30 September 2016 London, UK

 So London is crazy. It‘s the first time that I‘m directly blogging from here. Been super busy with everything and my thoughts are just all over the place, that is the reason that I haven‘t posted in a while, even though I have had the photos I‘ve wanted to share with you guys, the whole time.

It still feels like I‘m dreaming like I‘m going to wake up any moment soon and realize that I‘m back home. And the fact that I‘ve finally turned this huge dream of mine into reality is just insane, that is why it is so hard for me to realize that I‘ve finally made it. Something I‘ve been dreaming of for over eight years now is not a dream anymore.

I‘ve only been here for three days now, so it‘s really nothing yet. My course at the university starts at 26th of September, meaning I still have a little bit of time to explore London. Which, I will willingly do. Also,I‘m searching for photographers and makeup artists that would be willing to work with me in London, long term. So if you know anyone tag them in the comments below ar email me at perkumaite@gmail.com.

This time, I’m sharing photos which were taken back in Lithuania in collaboration with Ramune Piekautaite and COCKOO.

As a designer Solveiga defines her jewellery brand, COCKOO grows out of something organic, structured, sensual and minimal.  Each piece is made with love. Handmade // wild and free. See for yourself!

Much love from London,
Aida


 Sweater, skirt, belt & top: Ramune Piekautaite
 Jewellery: COCKOO





From London, with love

19 September 2016 London, UK

I often feel guilty of being my age: being too cheerful, too positive, too motivated or too much in love, because I am constantly being told that people my age can't be this or that. I am not supposed to give in myself completely into something I believe in. I am not supposed fall in love. I am not supposed to do the things I‘m doing and be actually good at them because I am just too young. Too young to be in love, too young to be so passionate and dedicated to others and myself.

Am I older inside? Am I supposed to be older in order to fit in anywhere? Well, I believe that it doesn't really matter, because no matter my age, appearance and all those other artificial things I won't be able to fit in, just because. I am too much. Too much of a plain human being.

But imagine... At least just for a moment. You have achieved everything you‘ve ever wanted, but you don‘t have love, you have no one who would actually care about your sorrows or achievements. You have no one who you could spoil with your attention. Would it still be that meaningful life you‘ve always wanted? And I‘m not talking about that unrealistic love nowadays society made you believe in. Those fake flowers, fake plush toys – fake happiness. It makes you believe that you need that kind of attention, but you don‘t. You have to be strong on your own and you have to love yourself first in order to love someone else. Maybe it was my fault, that I didn‘t love myself first, before falling in love. I forgot myself completely and all that I could have give was my love alone. However, when I lost it, I felt like I‘ve lost everything, lost my purpose in life. But I was wrong. And it was wrong kind of love. But one fact that I‘ve realized is that I‘m capable of love and that is all you need to know, because it‘s the most beautiful thing, how something can empower you so much and at the same time destroy you. But isn‘t it interesting? Isn‘t it what makes life so unpredictable?

And now, some thoughts on fashion. Recently I had pleasure working with two amazing Lithuanian designers: Melita Rus under the name of Mellow. and Ramune Piekautaite.

Mellow. accessories, as a designer states, are made for the ones who want embrace every second of their exciting lives ‘here and now’, the ones who value uniqueness, not the number of carats and hallmark. Not everything that is worth having has a hallmark, and not everything that is eye-catching has carats. These accessories are made from cables, construction glue, silicone and screws, which are accentuated by carbines and cable tightening details. For every eclectic style lover there’s also added ‘Swarovski’ pearls, natural mineral stones and crystals. Personally, I believe that being exceptional and unique nowadays is almost impossible in the fashion world, but jewelry designer Melita Rus, by the name - Mellow. manages to stay true to her own concept just perfectly. Melita also stands out with the choice of materials, used to create her wonderful pieces. New Mellow. season is coming soon, so make sure you submit to http://www.mellowwear.com/ & stay updated!

House of Ramune Piekautaite is usually described as a romantic one and full of feelings. The designer itself has been working in the fashion industry for a long time, that is why she‘s so good at what she does. Clothes of Ramune Piekautaite are also being named as a modest luxury. That is why they fit me & my personality so well.

In the pictures below you can also see some makeup items that my lovely makeup artist and friend - Egidijus has been using. They are from Rodial cosmetics. You should definitely check out this high end skincare and makeup brand for many reasons! Since 1999 Rodial has an extensive celebrity following and global reach with a presence in more than 3,000 doors and 35 countries worldwide.

Hopefully you’ll find this information useful!

Love,
Aida


Jewelry: Mellow.
Makeup: Rodial
Shoes: Vagabond
Photo:  Deimante Dubauskaite IDEAphoto

Also credits goes to my wonderful makeup artist Egidijus Krocas and Junora beauty lab!

Craving for happiness

11 September 2016 Kaunas, Lithuania

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