the wonderful grove...

...or "Dumbrava minunata" in Romanian. This would be the title of my latest illustrated collection. I participated again this year at the Inspired contest here in my country and I got the same place as last year. The challenge was to create a collection inspired by childhood and the first thing that came into my mind was film slides (ro. diafilme); I remember the days, when we were kids, we watched them all the time because we didn't have too many tv programmes, since it was just a bit over the communist era. I was so little I couldn't even read the subtitles and my sister had to read them to me. You get some ideas of what I'm talking about here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (Turtita or The Caky was my favourite).
And so, each outfit was inspired by a film slide and has an animal hat inspired by a character from that certain tale. The clothes are over-sized, following A-lines and V-shapes, nothing too fitted, nothing too complicated, comfortable, soft fabrics, elastic and easy closing systems, exactly how I think children's clothes should be.

Hope you like it.


  1. when the animal-hats started showing up this winter i plainly hated them...but this sketches of yours just blew my socks of! absolutelly wonderfull job!

  2. Nice work!

  3. @ Miss Vera Ni: I saw they are a big hit this season, but I remember them from a couple of years back when I say little kids with cute fluffy hats with ears so I just of making them more playful, more childish. I'm very glad you like mine.

    @ Beango: Thanks! I've been following your blog for a while now and I saw your post, even Andi told me about it, I just didn't have time to comment but I'll write about it in my next post. Thank you so much, it's an honour.

  4. Congratulations! It's still great that you participated, I wanted too, but didn't find enough time to concentrate on this. Great designs, I love them! :D

  5. Looks like Björk's dress
    ( swan dress ) hahaha.. just more colorful!.
    personally I don't like that kind of Moda..but your draws are fantastic (:

  6. Foarte interesante! Bravo. Tiparul fetei l-ai luat de undeva sau ai redesenat mereu corpul? Imbracamintea vad ca este alta.. :)

  7. Mersi!
    Modelul e desenat de mine, si multiplicat :)


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