Nov 8, 2011

Pozdrav iz Njujorka / Greetings from New York

Dragi čitaoci, kada biste samo znali kakvu nedelju sam proživela! Prepuna sam utisaka, ne znam šta pre da vam pišem. Možda je najbolje da se držim hronologije.
Stigoh u Veliku jabuku pre nedelju dana, posle 12 sati leta: baš je daleko ova Amerika! Njujork je potpuno fascinantno iskustvo za mene, grad koji nije ni nalik ni jednom gradu koji sam imala prilike do sada da vidim. Od utorka do danas sam se našetala koliko nisam u poslednjih godinu dana, a imam utisak da sam tek zagrebala po površini. Kako sam se dogovorila sa Burda Style timom da svoje stažiranje otpočnem od ponedeljka, 7. Novembra (što znači danas! ali, o tome ću malo kasnije), imala sam par dana na raspolaganju da cunjam po gradu. Srećom. poslužilo me lepo, sunčano, vreme, sa temperaturom od 15C, pa sam uspela dosta stvari da vidim, i lepe slike da uslikam. Kompletan album možete videti ovde
Grad je ogroman, a prosto vas mami da ga obilazite peške. Zgrade su toliko visoke i gusto raspoređene, da se povremeno osećate kao da ste u nekoj šumi. Ujedno, fascinantni prizori vas teraju da sve vreme hodate otovrenih usta i sa pogledom uvis. Osećam se kao da sam pod svojevrsnom hipnozom ili u nekom snoviđenju, jer sve izgleda nestvarno. Mislim da imam sreće što ću provesti mesec dana ovde, jer ima toliko toga da se vidi. Verujem da lokalnim ljudima izgledam kao pomahnitali turista, jer neprestano škljocam fotoaparatom, a slikam potpuno neočekivane prizore (kao što su izlozi robnih kuća). 

Dear readers, you wouldn't believe what a week I've had! I'm overwhelmed (in a positive way) with impressions, and I don't know where to start. Perhaps it's the best to stick to the chronology.
I arrived to the Big Apple a week ago, after 12 hours of flight - America is so far away from Serbia! New York is a fascinating experience to me, the city unlike any other I've seen so far. I've never walked as much as I've had during the last six days; yet I feel as if I have only scratched the surface. Since I arranged with the Burda Style team to start my internship on Monday, Novemebr 7th (which is today! but more on that later), I had a couple of days to stroll along the city. Luckily, I had a warm, sunny weather with temperature around 15C, so I managed to see a lot and to take some really nice photos. You can see the whole photo album here
The city is huge, yet it tempts you to cross it on foot. The buildings are so dense and are so high, that one might feel as if he's in some kind of woods. At the same time, fascinating sights make you walk with your mouth opened and with your eyes up high. I feel as if I'm hypnotized or as if I'm daydreaming, because everything looks unreal. I believe I'm lucky to stay here for a month, because there are so many things to see. I must look like a crazy tourist to the locals, because I don't stop taking photos, and I photograph some unusual stuff (like shop windows)


Još jedan snažan utisak je na mene ostavila robna kuća Berdgdorf Goodman, gde sam imala prilike da uživo vidim i osetim kvalitet visoke mode. Dok sam razgledala originalne komade iz kolekcija Diora, Armanija, McQueena, Chanela, osećala sam se kao dete u prodavnici slatkiša. Ujedno, po prvi put sam shvatila zašto je visoka moda toliko skupa: kvalitet izrade i tkanina su dovedeni do savršenstva, što masovnu proizvodnju čini bezmalo smešnom. 
Ali, kako je moj džep previše plitak spram zahteva visoke mode, zadovoljila sam se malo skromnijim, ali opet fascinantnim, izborom koji nude Daffy's prodavnice. Ovde sam našla fenomenalne stvari poznatih kreatora, koje su bile na velikom sniženju cena. Po ko zna koji put se zapitah zašto u Srbiji ne postoje outleti ovog tipa (no, to je tema o kojoj ne želim ovom prilikom da razglabam). 

Another strong impression left the Berdgdorf Goodman store, where I saw and felt the quality of the haute couture. While I was looking at the garments from Dior, Armani, McQueen, Chanel, I felt like a child in a candy store. It was there and then that I understood for the first time why high fashion was so expensive - the quality of the fabrics and the sewing is absolutely perfect, which makes the mass   production almost ridiculous. 
However, since my budget is too small for the high fashion, I had to satisfy myself with a more modest, yet very interesting stuff the Daffy's stores offer. I found there some really nice garments by famous designers on a discount. I couldn't help no to wonder why Serbia didn't have some similar outlets.


Takođe, obišla sam i Garment District: gradsku četvrt koja je cela posvećena modi, i koja je opremljena prodavnicama u kojima možete naći svu potrebnu opremu za šivenje, počev od materijala, preko pozamanterije, do prateće šivaće opreme. Ovde sam spoznala prednosti prave metropole: bukvalno nema stvari koju ovde ne možete pronaći. Provela sam sate u prodavnici tkanine Mood, i uzdisala nad prelepim materijalima koje sam tamo našla. Pošto ne mogu da preopteretim kofer, jer sam ograničena sa skromna 23kg ptrljaga, morala sam da se obuzdam od kupovine, inače bih vrlo rado potrošila podosta novca tamo!

I visited the Garment District, too, where one can find all kinds of fabric and notions stores. I saw all the advantages of the metropolis over there: literally there are no thing one can't find there. I spent hours in the Mood fabric store, and was fascinated by all the gorgeous fabrics I saw there. However, I had to restrain myself from buying, since my luggage is limited to 23kg. Otherwise, I'd be happy to spend a lot of money over there!


I konačno, danas počeh da stažiram u Burda Style! Upoznala sam Noru, koja je osnovala sajt, kao i Alison, kreativnu direktorku sajta, zatim Dejvida, koordinatora sajta, kao i mnoge druge ljude koji vode ovu firmu  iza kulisa. Moj deo posla podrazumeva saradnju sa Alison, radeći na sekciji Project of the week, što znači da ćete u narednim nedeljama, kada dođe red na njih, viđati moje kreacije u ovoj sekciji.  
Takođe, videla sam i prelistala knjigu zbog koje sam i prevalila ovoliki put! Moram da kažem da odlično izgleda! Naravno, prvo sam nestrpljivo prevrnula sve stranice ne bih li došla do slike svoje bluze, pa tek onda uzela da listam knjigu redom. Oduševljena sam fenomenalnim idejama koje sam videla i nadam se da ću imati prilike da upoznam ostale članove sajta, koji su isto pravili svoje varijacije za knjigu. 
U sredu ćemo imati prilike da se družimo svi zajedno, na večeri i kuglanju koje organizuje Burda Style tim, a u četvrtak idemo na žurku povodom promocije knjige. Biće uzbudljivo!

And last, but not the least, I've started my internship at Burda Style today! I met Nora, the website cofounder, Alison, the creative director, then Dadid, the website coordinator, as well as many other  people who run the firm behind the scenes. My part of the job will include collaboration with Alison, on the section Project of the week, meaning that you'll see my creations in the section in the weeks to come.  
Also, I saw the book I came here for! I have to say it looks amazing! Of course, I skipped to the pages with pictures of my blouse first, and later on browsed through it page by page. I'm thrilled with all the great ideas I saw there, and I'm looking forward to meeting all the contributors in person.  
We'll have a chance to meet up all on Wednesday night, on a dinner and a bowling, and we're having a promotion party on Thursday night. It's gonna be exciting!


Do tada, šaljem vam pozdrave iz besanog grada!

Until then, I'm sending you greetings from the city that doesn't sleep!

10 comments:

  1. Fantastično ! Uživaj i sve najbolje!

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  2. Wow. what an experience. Good luck with everything, and I will be following the project of the week section over at Burdastyle to see you in action.

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  3. Divno!Nestrpljivo cekam nastavak price...:)

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  4. Sanja R11/08/2011

    Bravo Ana sve najlepse i samo napred!!! Mogu da zamislim kako se osecas a to je predivnooo!!! Puno pozdrava sa juga Srbije! :)

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  5. Čestitam,i jedva čekam da vidim sve fotografije.Srećno,srećno.

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  6. Ohhh, I would love to meet you if Burdastyle ever gives you a break. :)

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  7. Čestitam na uspjehu! Uživaj!

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  8. You must be having a blast!!! I was looking forward to meeting you on Thursday, but couldn't come down to the party after all :( How long will you be in NYC? I'm thinking of going down on the first weekend in December, and would love to meet up!

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  9. NYC is a great place. Have fun!!

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