Another year has gone by.

Moscow, Russia

Laroom red dress ( another similar version HERE  or  HERE) / Olya Shikhova earrings ( or HERE ) / Yves Saint Laurent boots

       -1 another year. First of all I want to congratulate you all, we are alive, and have survived the “13” superstition. Goal for that! I hope you don’t doubt my sanity, as that was just a joke… maybe.

      Though meant to be the time of the year of “joy and happiness”, New Year’s Eve always makes me sad and scared at the same time. Looking at the intersection of the past and new year,  I realize that despite what we do or don’t, time passes by. And we can wish as much as we want for the happy moments to last, or the dark period of our life to end, we are powerless in the face of time. Today I’m scared because I realize I’ve lived almost 20 years, which is 1/4 of the European life expectancy, 7300 days, 175 200 hours… Today I ask myself, what have I done in all that time? How did I impact the world? How many people did I help? but more importantly, how did I live my life? When I start thinking if I’ve been appreciating my life and every single moment of happiness given to me, I realize that you can reduce those 175 200 hours to 1/50, and maybe that will be the amount of time I actually stopped and enjoyed my life.

      We always start a new year with lists of resolutions, goals, wishes, but usually they just stay in a written form, unfulfilled, on a piece of paper. But how many times do those resolutions include simple things like “be loved, forgiven, cared about, accepted, enlightened, and respected”? We tend to forget the key things we couldn’t possibly succeed in being happy without. All the work, studies, discoveries, money, goods, might bring excitement, but in long-term they won’t satisfy and comfort you if they can’t be shared with anyone.

      Today I won’t write or think about any resolutions. However, today I will be spending the night with my family, and appreciating every single moment of it, because I don’t always do that. Tomorrow I’ll wake up and carry on with my life, working, loving and trying to become a better person, and whatever will come next will be the consequences of my choices and actions, and I choose to be better than I was yesterday.


Always yours,
Doina x





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Photos: Elena Goroshka


  • Wow marvelous dress and location!! Wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014!

    xx Mira

  • Tania

    To “be loved, forgiven, cared about, accepted, enlightened, and respected”… Cheers to that 🙂

    Happy new year. x

  • Happy new year to you too Doina! You are a real inspiration and I can’t wait to see what you do for 2014. All the best for the time ahead!

  • Great words and great pictures! We do need to appreciate every small things in our life that are actually much more bigger and much more important! Wish you a great new year 😉

  • Fabulous pictures D !


  • such a stunner in this dress babe

  • Irina

    Foarte frumoase poze
    Dar, cum ai rezistat fara cojoc ?
    Brrr 😉

  • Gorgeous dress Doina!
    Happy New Year!


  • absolutely stunned my this dress and shots

  • these shots are INSANE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  • Happy New Year, Doina ! I couldn’t agree more with what you wrote ! 🙂

  • I love your dress! It is so simple and at the same time so unique. And this background makes it look even better! Happy New Year!:)♥

  • spectacular

  • Oh my.. This is perfect.
    This dress is fabulous, you’re beautiful, the photos are awesome, I won’t even start to talk about the background because I won’t stop.
    I love this.

    By the way, I’m quite a new blogger, a little golden sheep who fled his flock to create his own style, and share it with everyone !
    Would you like to take a look to my blog, and follow if you like it, on any social platform you want, I follow you right back 🙂 <3

  • So beautiful photos but i don’t love your blog just because of that but also because of your writing! You’re truly an inspiration for me and many others! Thank you.

    Happy new year Doina! <3

  • Alexandra

    Superb! La multi ani! Rochia iti vine perfect 🙂

  • frumoase pozele! o tinuta foarte matura!

  • Ольга

    Ты прекрасна!!!С новым годом!

  • Super gorgeous photos. It looks so simple because you have the right personality to take this dress to an exceptional level!

  • Monica

    Such an interesting article! Very true and it keeps my mind thinking about diferent things like my whole life and things i’ve done. Really, you seems to be very clever and open-minded person. Greetings from… Poland!

  • Absolutely incredible photos and you look breathtaking Doina. That ass!! Hope to see more of you in the new year xx

  • Doina, damn these curves. You look gorgeous in this beautiful dress.

  • Look so beautiful! Love your earrings

  • Wow, beautiful photos and dress! Really love this post

    Hayley xx

  • I love this dress. It looks amazing on you

  • Amazing dress and photographs!

  • Hi Doina,

    We very much like this outfit.
    In fact, we have chosen it our OOTD.
    Please take a look at

  • Amazing!

  • valeria