Paris, France

Rhea Costa dress

The sun rises. Birds are singing or maybe not. The noise of the city breaks through your windows. You look in the mirror, another day is to be gone from your calendar forever in about 17hours. Omelette, moisturizer, Instagram check, coffee, one more page read from the book you started a few weeks ago. You put on your casual sporty outfit. Ready to go. Meeting the people you already know, or are just about to know. Discuss topics you like, and those that you had no interest filling your head with when you woke up this morning. And you have lunch, and you drink water, and you breathe, and you walk, and do all those human things that 7 billion other people are doing on the same planet, maybe at a different time, maybe in a different situation, maybe with a different purpose. You go to bed, and you wake up in the morning. The sun rises. Birds are signing or maybe not. The same noise breaks through your windows. You look in the mirror, and you stop for a second. You’re desperately searching for an answer somewhere deep in those eyes that hide a whole universe inside you. Trying to understand your bewildering existence.

You decide not to coexistence with life’s decisions. You take your life in your hands. You give up your usual morning omelette for a fresh fruit salad while you walk. You don’t access internet for at least one hour. You don’t overdose your brain with caffeine, instead you drink a full 250ml bottle of still water. You put on an irresistible dress.

One morning you wake up and you want this day to bring you something different. No, not start a different day, because every day is different, however boring the routine we follow is. And no lost time can be returned, and no moment can last forever. When the sun rises early in the morning, and a ray of sunshine that survives the hundreds of thousands of kilometres through the cosmic abyss, the Satellites, Earth gravitation, pollution, airplanes,  trees, windows, just to gently touch your face, and let you know that you have been given some more time. Doesn’t matter if it’s only one more day, or 50 more years, you are given another chance to live and feel your life. You are given another chance to live every single second in your life, and make it beautiful, and make it worth remembering about, and make it magical. Starting from those little things like a butterfly you stop to admire when you’re rushing to work, to important decisions we make in our lives.

And from the darkest corners of my heart, there comes that egoistic desire to live my life the way I want it, because I have only one to live, and refuse to waste it on anything other than I love, enjoy, shiver from happiness. And is it really so unforgivable to want that? (Read in Russian –>)

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Doina Ciobanu Rhea Costa Pont Alexander III


Photos: Elena Goroshka
Edit: Daniel Dykes


  • Love this post! Beautifully written words and an incredible dress! Gorgeous xxx

  • One of my favourite posts of yours!

  • Joana

    Love your blog so much!!Perfect dress!

  • wow, Doina! You’ve completely blown me away with these pictures. What a fabulous dress!

  • Beautiful photos and dress

  • j.

    beautiful picks!

  • You look so incredibly amazing!!! Like a goddess. I looooove this dress and the photos. Just wow!!

    xx Mira


  • perfect dress babe but AMAZING post !


  • Oльга

    Уауууу!Очень красиво и эффектно!!!

  • Maria

    Super gorgeous photos!Really love this post.

  • Alexandre

    I love this dress.❤️This is perfect!

  • Miha

    love the post, love Paris, love the text, love your outfit

  • Wauw Doina, this is so beautiful. I love every single shot. Amazing!!


  • u look absolutely gorgeous Doina! <3


  • Impresionant!

  • Eva



  • Oh my wow! This is pure Rhea Costa magic…and I know it too since I got my prom dress from there! I just wish I’ll have photos as beautiful as yours when the day comes ^.^


  • Sara


  • Alina

    Wow marvelous dress and location!

  • Anastasia


  • Anonymous

    This is the most beautiful post I’ve ever seen from you, please can we have more!!!

  • Best photos so far


  • Your dress is amazing, you’re gorgeous, the pictures are beautiful and what you wrote is so poetic and sensible! I really like when you do posts like this, it’s always such a pleasure to read you !!

  • Wow stunning photos and dress!


  • I have no words 🙂

  • WOW

  • WOW! I am totally impressed! So gorgeous!!


  • превосходно!
    очень нравится!!!!
    платье отличное!


  • hadrien

    Super cool outfit and
    very nice pics too 🙂

  • LOVE

  • Saw this in lookbook and came here straight away for more photos! LOVELY!!!


  • stunning!


  • so so beautiful!

  • Doina Ciobanu

    Thank you!! Promise you more editorial shoots soon 🙂

  • Doina Ciobanu

    Dear Lea, I’m always happy to hear positive comments on what I write. Thank you very much, you’re a sweetheart!

  • Doina Ciobanu

    Thank you! Hope not to disappoint you in the future 😉

  • Life doesn’t forgive weaknesses. That’s a weakness to walk on another’s footsteps. You are perfectly right! Make your own footsteps, better on high heels!

  • amazing post !!! gorgeous dress

  • You look amazing. I like your dress!:)

  • Яна

    Платье просто мечта!Ты очень шикарная!!

  • Amazing pics Doina! How do you do your beachy hair waves? Tutorial please!!! xx

  • Amazing words, and this is probably the most beautiful set of photos I’ve seen on TGD yet!


  • Oh my God, Doina those words were so deep and beautiful. The drees is gorgeous too jut like everything in your blog.
    xoxo bibi

  • wow girl, you look fantastic

  • Simply gorgeous. ^^

  • Nicol

    Love this dress! Simply stunning!

  • Love this dress

  • I just wanted to give credits to Elena Goroshka. Looking at these wonderful photos with beautiful Doina, I think Elena is one of the best of the best of the best!!!!! ))))

  • AMAZING!!!! I have just discovered your blog and its one of my favourites. The dress is amazing!! The whole bog is so creative! and I love the titles for the blogs. Your blog has just become the ‘look up to as a role model’ blog for my blog.