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 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

I constantly keep telling myself to stop comparing my looks ar actions to others, stop listening to negative comments, simply forget those, who has no wish to stay in my life and let go of those who do, but only drag me down.

But it just doesn't happen.

Yes, I know nothing is overnight, but many years passed and the only thing that changed is that I only became more and more indifferent to other people's problems, their feelings... Why? Simply because many people were indifferent to mine, many deceived me, cheated on me or just left when I needed them the most. And how can you trust anyone, and especially invite someone new into your life, after everything you had to endure with? You know, they say that everyone is different and some of the people remain trustworthy, but they still share the same problem - they are just people. Sure, when I manage to clear my head I tend to experience marvelous things, but most of the time my head feels like a boiling pot. If anyone knows a secret to finding peace within yourself, feel free to share your thoughts with me.

However, it is not only that I became indifferent, I grew stronger and more independent, because that's what you get when trying to do everything on your own, but I am extremely grateful for all of those amazing people I had a chance meeting and even more grateful for those who stayed with me throughout everything.

And for this post, I'd like to thank Sandra Yushka, Public desire, CASEDE and to wonderful makeup artist Egidijus Krocas!

Love,
Aida

Back to black

31 August 2016 Kaunas, Lithuania

Hello,

This time, I had pleasure working with another Lithuanian fashion designer - Sandra Yushka. As a designer defines herself: "Sandra Yushka is all about feeling good and expressing yourself. Comfortable, minimalist, feminine and with an eye on classical details in a modern way." All of those qualities express exactly what I stand for in a fashion world. That is why Sandra Yushka dresses are a perfect match for me. However, during a photo shoot I had quite a romantic look going on. Appearing sweet and girly is not exactly my cup of tea, but nevertheless, I believe that trying out something new is always a good idea. See for yourself!

And... Another big news! As some of you may already know from facebook I can finally announce that I got into the University of the arts London. And yes I've wanted this for over eight years now. However cheesy this may sound it turns out that dreams actually do come true, of course, if you work hard enough to achieve them. So stay strong no matter what it is that you're doing and eventually you will get there. Just remember that believing yourself is far from actually achieving your goals.

Love,
Aida



Shoes: ZARA



Modern touch to minimalism by Sandra Yushka

24 August 2016 Kaunas, Lithuania

So recently I've been working with other two Lithuanian designers "atsikeli ir varai" and erikahoc and I absolutely fell in love with their high quality conceptual designs.

I believe that quality and that great feeling of comfort you get when wearing something, are the two most important things when selecting new items for your wardrobe. And both of these things certainly apply to "atsikeli ir varai" and erikahoc.

Creator of the brand "atsikeli ir varai", Aušra Šeduikytė states that her minimalistic creations are a reflection of what she would love to wear herself and are created for people who goes to sleep late and has to wake up early. I think that it's the main reason why I've found her dresses so comfortable.

erikahoc brand stands for fashion bags, which are made of a water resistant top grain leather. Creations of erikahoc are dedicated for an active woman. These fashion bags are exceptional with their lightness, quality, and aesthetics. That is why I felt so great wearing them.

If you haven't heard of these brands yet, you should definitely check them out!

New collaborations coming soon, so stay tuned.

Love,
Aida

Bags: erikahoc
Jewelry: UMI jewelry
Photos: Deimante Dubauskaite IDEAphoto

Take a walk in “atsikeli ir varai” & erikahoc

21 August 2016 Kaunas, Lithuania

So here I present my first ever collaboration with a Lithuanian jewelry designer Ula Gurgždienė under a name of UMI jewelry. Ula is a conceptual Jewelry designer and a minimalist like myself, which is why I fell in love with her creations. She is longing for perfection, which according to her can only be found in details. Most of the designs she makes are moderate, but nevertheless, they can say a million words about a person wearing them. Her designs are also very modest, without any unnecessary shiny things on top, which tend to catch all of the attention instead of the design itself. The Northern ascetic style of Ula‘s designs also reflects on her choice of materials, which are: silver, rock crystal and her beloved flint (which reminds of a solid lava).

The ice cold glow of the North, immeasurable fields of the sea... This is what I picture when I see UMI jewelry designs. Hope you‘ll enjoy them too.

Love,
Aida





Shirt&skirt - ZARA
Jewelry - UMI jewelry

Afternoon with UMI jewelry

17 August 2016 Kaunas, Lithuania

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