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Photography, Sartorial

My new editorial in Cosmopolitan MAN

I am very excited about this new editorial that just came out in this month’s issue of Cosmopolitan MAN, primarily because I got to work with my very good and very talented friend Tibi Clenci and with my favorite Allure team yet again.

cosmo man silviu tolu

The editorial is called Into the Blues and it offers – styling wise – a super cool approach on Denim for this season, Amir Doboș being responsible for that.

I love wearing denim,  the denim shirt is one of my favorite styling items and I find it fairly easy to combine different fabrics, colors and patterns with denim.

As you can see from the smiley photographs we had a lot of fun shooting this, and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.

And of course, you can find more shots in the magazine.

Cosmopolitan MAN Silviu Tolu

Cosmo Man Silviu Tolu

Cosmo MAN Silviu Tolu

MUA: Jenny Matea

Hair: Ales Sârghe

Production: Allure Production

Photography, Sartorial, What I'd like

Let’s enjoy the last days of fall

The weather is getting colder and colder as we’re approaching the end of November and I kinda like it. Not only it’s a chance to layer up clothing wise, but with the days getting shorter it feels like there’s more time for personal affairs like reading, catching up on a TV show, or cooking your favorite meal.

And when it’s not super dark or raining, I get to take a few photos outside. Like these ones.

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For this outfit I chose a pair of green cargo pants from Marks & Spencer, a white henley from J. Crew, my favorite bomber jacket from Eleven Paris and a pair of brown suede chukka boots. Of course, my bandana as an accessory as well as my pair of Dom Vetro glasses. Oh, and my very special watch. Always.

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ootd enjoy

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Have a great weekend… even though it’s only Thursday! 🙂 🙂

Art, Photography, Places

Dorothea Lange and her endlessly fascinating photographs

Dorothea Lange was born on May 26, 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey and learned photography at Columbia University in New York. She is best known for her chronicles of the Great Depression and for her photographs of migratory farm workers and has been called America’s greatest documentary photographer. She passed away on October 11, 1965.

I find her photography profoundly touching and very realistic. I obviously haven’t lived those times, but that’s what I get from her shots, a deep sense of truth. And I think that’s wonderful – to express that in your art.

One of her most famous portrait,  Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, is of a Native American migrant worker—a 32 year old mother of seven named Florence Ownes Thompson, who apparently had just sold their tent to buy food.

Lange worked for the Farm Security Administration documenting the plight of the unemployed, homeless and migrant laborers, taking hundreds of photos. I find most of them intriguing and worth looking at and I’ll post a few of them here.

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July 1939. “Mr. Whitfield, tobacco sharecropper, with baby on front porch. North Carolina, Person County, near Gordonton.”

October 1935. Marysville, California. "Agricultural worker in migrant camp figuring his year's earnings," i.e. a rubber check.

October 1935. Marysville, California. “Agricultural worker in migrant camp figuring his year’s earnings,” i.e. a rubber check.

July 1939. Gordonton, N.C. "Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway."

July 1939. Gordonton, N.C. “Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch. Brother of store owner stands in doorway.”

June 1936. "Center Market - Washington, D.C."

June 1936. “Center Market – Washington, D.C.”

"Sharecropper family near Hazlehurst, Georgia."

“Sharecropper family near Hazlehurst, Georgia.”

dorothea lange

California, March 1937. “Toward Los Angeles.”

Have a great week!

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Sartorial, What I'd like

A sunny Sunday walk

When it’s really nice outside on a weekend I try not to miss the opportunity of spending time outdoors, whether I’m taking a walk or go for a run, it doesn’t really matter as long as I can breathe some fresh air.

Last Sunday was exactly what I was looking for at the end of the week. I took a stroll with my girlfriend to our favorite coffee shop in Bucharest, Origo (which I covered here) and then walked around a little bit more in the Old City Center.

sunday stroll ootd

Because the forecast was favorable, I happily picked a pair of white jeans, not knowing when I am going to be able to wear them next because the weather has been funny lately.

I chose to wear my Converse Low Tops and a sweater that I love from GANT.

On top of that I wore my leather jacket, another item that I am also very fond of. And of course, I accessorized the outfit with my navy bandana, which has sort of became my trademark in the past year or so.

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Have a great week and let’s hope for more days like this before the winter comes!

My latte from Origo

My latte from Origo Coffee Shop

...and the pretty streets in the Old City Centre

…and the pretty streets in the Old City Center

Trying to keep up with the pigeon

Trying to keep up with the pigeon



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Movies, Photography, Sartorial

Marcello Mastroianni and his La Dolce Vita

If you’re a fan of “vintage” cinematography but not only, you have probably heard of this dude, Marcello Mastroianni. And if you don’t know his name, you’ll definitely recognize his face in a photo. He is Italy’s Alain Delon. He, along with Dean Stockwell and Jack Lemmon are the only actors to have been twice awarded the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. Mastroianni won it in 1970 for The Pizza Triangle and in 1987 for Dark Eyes.

Often thought of as a womanizer, he was married to Flora Carabella and had relationships with Faye Dunaway, the gorgeous Catherine Deneuve (they have a daughter together, Chiara), but also Anouk Aimee, Ursula Andress, Lauren Hutton and Claudia Cardinale. Around 1976, he became involved with Anna Maria Tatò, an author and filmmaker. They remained together until his death in 1996.


I only exist when I am working on a film.


Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop. Woman is also the element of conflict. With whom do you argue? With a woman, of course. Not with a friend, because he accepted all your defects the moment he found you. Besides, woman is mother-have we forgotten?


I have nothing against Hollywood. But today’s best films are being made in Italy. So why should I leave Rome?


They come for you in the morning in a limousine; they take you to the studio; they stick a pretty girl in your arms… They call that a profession? Come on!

Design, Photography, Places, What I'd like

Los Enamorados Ibiza

Nu, nu e titlul unei telenovele, ci numele unui hotel nou și foarte cool în nordul Ibizei, creat de un cuplu olandezi, Rozemarijn Witte și Pierre Traversier.

Los Enamorados este descris pe pagina lor de Instagram ca fiind o contrucție cu priveliște frumoasă, un hotel, restaurant, magazin, bar pe plajă, un loc unde să-ți petreci timpul și să fii fericit.


Așa cum sugerează și numele, este un hotel pentru îndrăgostiți, iar sloganul lor spune: “No kids, animals, drugs and candy crush addicts”.

Prețul pentru Iulie și August este de 400 de Euro pe seară (e un hotel boutique, puține camere, cerere mare probabil), dar dacă aștepți până în Octombrie, poți găsi o cameră cu 225 Euro/noapte, ceea ce mi se pare rezonabil dacă vrei să mergi cu your better half într-o vacanță romantică pe insula spaniolă.

Mai mult decât atât, dacă pui ochii pe un obiect care îți place, ei bine, îl poți cumpăra, pentru că totul ce e în hotel e de vânzare. Tare, nu?






Fotografii de Liselore Chevalier.

Art, Books, Photography, Places, What I'd like

Cum se vede de sus

Pe mine mă fascinează fotografiile făcute from above și nu cred că sunt singurul având în vedere popularitatea acestora pe rețelele de socializare. Lăsând la o parte deja comunele fotografii la mese și la ce s-a mâncat la prânz, îmi atrag atenția în ultima vreme cele făcute din elicopter (sau cu dronele, deși acestea își pierd cumva din autenticitate).

Gray Malin este un maestru al acestora – dar despre el și faimoasele sale lucrări din seria A la plage voi dezvolta într-un articol viitor.

Astăzi vă propun fotografiile artistului italian Olivio Barbieri, care a surprins, tot dintr-un elicopter, oameni aflați în vacanță pe coasta mării Adriatice.

Trupurile apar dansând în albastrul intenstificat al mării,  și pentru că Barbieri a planificat cadrele în cele mai mici detalii, alege să elimine umanul din anumite imagini  pentru a evidenția coregrafia din spatele proiectului. Totul pentru că locurile de pe coasta Adriaticii unde persoanele dansează sunt extrem de populare și recunoscute atât de generațiile vechi, cât și de cele mai noi și marile disco-cluburi sunt precum “catedrale în deșert”.

Să dansăm, deci, și să ne bucurăm de ultimele săptămâni de vară!







All images © Olivio Barbieri

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