Friday, June 30, 2017

Geography of Tenderness - Episode 01: Branka & Tresirep

Znaam, znaam da kasnim sa svime, ali oprostiti ćete mi - bolje ikad nego nikad!
Prva epizoda Plišanaca (mi ih tako zovemo iz dragosti, serijal se inače zove 'Geography of Tenderness') ugledala je svijetlo dana prije koji tjedan i neopisivo sam sretna zbog toga.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Spotlight: SUGARPALM handmade (Split)

Volim kaktuse. 
Zapravo, volim ja puno vrsta cvijeća, ali ono baš ne voli mene. 
Pa sam odavno već prešla na gore spomenute kaktuse koji doduše također nisu previše ludi za mnom jer, koliko god se trudim, naprosto ih ne znam (ili nikad nisam dovoljno dugo na jednom mjestu) održati na životu. Ne možeš sve i gotovo.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Kako je Smile Snap Sparkle ustao iz mrtvih

Priča ide ovako - prestala sam pisati blog, deaktivirala obnavljanje domene, prebacila sve društvene kanale na MOONGLADE FILMS koji je mlađi brat ovog bloga i fokusiran je isključivo na (nitko ne bi pogodio) filmove svih vrsta, objavila vijesti svima i svugdje i za kraj fino uzela jedan već poluispisani MOLESKINE i počela škrabati kao nekoć u srednjoj školi.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Behind the scenes of 'Geography of Tenderness'

A few days ago I talked about the evolution of our 'GEOGRAPHY OF TENDERNESS' documentary series because I wanted to share a bit of its background so you can learn more about the project and today I've decided to share a little behind the scenes from one of the episodes so you can check out the vibe of the story before it hits my Youtube channel in a few weeks - maybe even days!

Friday, April 21, 2017

One Sunglasses to Rule Them All

Some things in life never fail me: Big Mac large menu (with Coke naturally), loud music when I feel like crap, spaghetti with pesto, bright red lipstick and my favourite sunglasses.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Discover Your Inner Wanderer with Loops & Beads

Ever since I was a little girl I strongly knew I wanted to work for myself when I grow up. I looked up to my dad who always kept running from one movie set to another, constantly on the road and always bringing home with him a bunch of amazing stories from all these adventures. But I had no desire to be a cameraman, this little girl wanted to be a director and a writer.

Flash forward to the present day and along with making those two dreams come true, I also added a two 'bonuses' - a blogger (I love that word and will never be ashamed of it) and a photographer. Why I'm mentioning this, you may ask?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Photographing Interiors - Charming Little Airbnb Studio Apartment in Zagreb

Here's one thing about freelance life - when I'm not filming (a movie, series, web-series, promos etc), you'll find me somewhere shooting (places, people, various stories etc). Always on the road, always moving.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Birthday Special - 29 things I've learned in these crazy 29 years

Oh boy, I guess I'm not a little girl anymore.
Being 29 feels kinda weird and much older than I can identify with but truth be told - the only moment I actually thought about it was a few seconds ago, when I started composing this sentence.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Style Diary: Exploring Krka National Park

It was one of those first warm mornings after a long period of winter that make you think 'yesss, spring is coming!' and all of a sudden you feel super excited to get dressed again, even if we're only talking about easy, casual and comfy outfit that's perfect for a long and wonderful day in nature spent with the people I love the most.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Style Diary: Graphic Tee x Skinny Jeans in Zadar

There's something about waking up in a different city, hearing noise and sounds that seem so unfamiliar but make you feel extremely excited for the new 24 hours of adventure right in front of you. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Zagreb Open Call for Geography of Tenderness

Because our favourite old toys are priceless.

My dear friends, this most definitely isn't a secret anymore - last week, after months and months of brainstorming and preparations, we've officially started filming our documentary series called 'GEOGRAPHY OF TENDERNESS' (I talked about it in my previous post in a more detailed way so check it out in case you've missed it).

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beautiful day at Krka National Park

So here's a thing: KRKA national park is one of my happy places, no matter if I'm there to work (I've worked on a whole bunch of promotional videos and documentaries) or simply to enjoy the nature with some of the most amazing people in my life. 

That morning, while we were wondering should we take a short trip to Split because the weather was too amazing to waste the day by doing something boring, my best friend BRANKA sent me a text that contained a photo of the waterfalls on that perfectly sunny morning. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Zadar Diary, part two

After years and years of visiting ZADAR solely for work purposes (directing promotional films for tourist board and the University, directing a documentary film about the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun etc.), this time I had the city all to myself and that sense of freedom enabled me to enjoy all the places I love the most to the max.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Style Diary: Paklenica National Park

Upon our arrival in ZADAR, one of the things we decided to do while we were staying there was to drive somewhere outside of the city because both of us can't stay in one place for a long time (more than two days to be precise haha) plus we love to explore everything in our surroundings. I immediatelly suggested PAKLENICA NATIONAL PARK because the last time I visited it was probably 15 years ago (shame on me) and yet I adore spending time in nature. The plan was made within minutes.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Do You Have a Story To Tell?

I had a documentary film professor back in my Academy days who used to say 'Why should I care?' every time we pitched an idea about a certain topic to him.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Zadar Diary

A week filled with love, laughter, photography, wandering around places in town I love the most, those weird but insanely enhanting sounds of the sea organ, wonderful sunsets and colours of the sky...welcome to ZADAR, a place that's so incredibly dear to my heart.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Style Diary: Golden Hour in Zadar

Alfred Hitchcock once said that ZADAR has the best sunsets in the world. 
Although I don't agree with the filmmaking legend because every sunset is different and there are so many beyond amazing places around the globe, Zadar holds a very special place in my heart and I always love coming back to it.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

One Outfit Post That Changed Everything

My first thought this morning was not to publish these photos.

I made a first selection then started to cut down more and more photos from it until I was left with ten, which is the usual number (sometimes less, never more) of photos per style post. But something felt off the entire time. I looked at them and something about the whole mood didn't suit me at all.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What do to when words fail you

For the past couple of days I have been fighting this beast called no-matter-what-I-do-I-simply-can't-write-a-decent-post. It's been killing the hell out of me and the worst thing is - I have no issues with inspiration and motivation, there's plenty of it in this little head of mine.

But when I sit in front of the laptop, words fail to come out.
Sounds familiar?


Monday, February 13, 2017

Happiness Report (4)

* Enjoying photography like never before.

* Thinking about things that make me happy.

* Lush bath bombs - the ultimate guilty pleasure.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How I Fell in Love with Blogging

Most of the time I completely suck at remembering things - I always tend to say that my brain is insanely selective when it comes to what's gonna stay and what's gonna go - but one thing I remember like it had happened yesterday was the second I decided to start blogging, which is without a doubt one of my best decisions ever.

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Great Escape from Malesnica to Centre (Zagreb)

There's one quote I'm quite fond of and it goes like this: 
'When something goes wrong in your life, just scream - PLOT TWIST! - and move on.'

Friday, February 3, 2017

-13 degrees celsius

Let me just start by saying how I literally cried while these pictures were taken because it was that FREEZING plus the northern wind was blowing so the entire experience was actually quite dramatic (and awesome yay). 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Director's Cut: February

Zagreb, Malesnica, 2:34 PM, gloomy and cloudy, 4 degrees celsius.

I just came back to this incredibly shitty place that my friend and I have been calling 'home' for the past month, after a long walk around the neigborhood in search of something to eat. Sounds like nothing special but finally, after days and days of absolutely freezing weather we've climbed above zero. It almost feels like spring. I walked around without tears in my eyes and my nose, ears, hands and knees didn't hurt at all.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Happiness Report (3)

* That feeling of silence when it's raining outside.

* Little big midnight conversations.

* Long bubble bath after an exhausting day.

* Planning new travels and adventures.

* Amazing morning with my dearest blogging friend Ivana.

* Perfect red velvet dress.

* Long conversations about all the upcoming projects with one of my best friends Janja 
(she also wrote more than 60 episodes of Bonton).

* The most delicious chocolate cookies ever.

* Sound of the city noise.

* So much love and support for Bonton from so many different people. THANK you!

* When someone says the right thing at the right time.

* Realizing that you're in control of your own happiness.

* Music first thing in the morning.

* Spending time with my sister.

* When someone brings out the best in you.

As always, now it's your turn to share - what made you happy this week?



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pop of Red on a Freezing Cold Day

There's something special about Winter. 
Dark and foggy mornings when you're drinking hot tea and looking through the window only to see silhouettes of the surrounding buildings; soft grey tones and blue hues that make bright colors pop like crazy; oversized jumpers, fluffy socks and cosy blankets; that crisp air that helps you clear your head...beautiful and priceless.

And your favourite clothing items.
In my case, the star of my winter wardrobe is this SCOTCH & SODA jacket that I tend to call the best parka in the world. Because it truly is a little red masterpiece.

Scotch & Soda jacket
Mjus boots
Zara scarf
Mango sweater
H&M jeans
Superdry beanie



Monday, January 23, 2017

Behind the Scenes of BONTON, part two

Two weeks ago I finally started sharing BTS of my beloved Bonton (in case you've missed the first part, here's the link) and today we're continuing the story in the same tone. 

So happy new week, my dear friends and let's get the party started!

Morning vibes at National park 'Krka'
Christmas episode!
When your sunglasses aren't around...
With Leo, my friend Nevena's golden retriever and the loveliest dog ever.
Making mess in the nature and trying not to look like it's freezing outside.
View from the editing room.
Are we done yet?
Leo wants to go home. Filmmaking is boring.
The famous room no.11 
You can watch BONTON through Monday-Friday on HRT1 around 18:05 and you can also follow our adventures online, on HRTi where new episodes are added on a daily basis. 

Let me know what you think about them and which ones are your favourites so far :)



Friday, January 20, 2017

Two People, One Apartment and 60 Episodes to Edit

A few hours ago, one thought crossed my mind - it's the middle of January and I've already changed three living spaces since the beginning of the New Year. Whoa, that's pretty spectacular, if you're asking me...but also a subject we'll cover in depth in a few days when I tell you all about my Zagreb great city escape.

A few days ago, my Bonton editor and I were sitting at the table, working on the latest episodes, more than two weeks in a row. It was a crazy cold day and we literally haven't left the tiny and ugly apartment where we're currently working and living while in Zagreb. And as I was observing us, in that small, demotivating and terribly far away from the city centre place, I said out loud - we're like two people put together in a social experiment.

Sure, we're most definitely not strangers to each other because we've been colleagues for years and for the past couple of months, while we were filming the series we lived in the same hotel, but this situation is something completely different.
Not to mention that I was fully unprepared for it because we've been put in a place where we're not only living together in a really small space that literally has NO privacy at all but also have to work in that same enviroment every single day in a row.

As you can imagine, things get quite monotone after a few days.
No matter how cool you are with each other.
No matter how many things in common you have.
No matter how much you love your job.
No matter how many glasses of Jagermeister you drink.
No matter how much work gets done.

A month long adventure that can seem like an endless drive, especially when you're experiencing one of those weird days. And we all tend to have them, no matter how hard we try to fight it.

One of the reasons why I was so unprepared for this is quite simple - not long ago I ended a five year long relationship (this is the first time I'm mentioning it here on the blog because I simply had no idea how to put it in words up until today) and a big part of me didn't get the chance to heal, to process everything because I was so overwhelmed with work. My mind needed some peace and quiet but couldn't find any.

And here I was, in the middle of postproduction of Bonton, accidentally sharing a place with another guy and at one moment I started to feel crushed. Even though we're most definitely not in a relationship (that's the last thing I need right now) I felt a strong need to escape it all, to run away somewhere...anywhere. More than anything I needed to be alone and I couldn't.

But here comes the surprising part.

When two friends/colleagues share a space together for a certain amount of time, they tend to become closer and closer. So we talked more than before (and we always enjoyed talking to each other). A lot. About everything. Life, work, love, priorities. We're insanely similar in thinking so for the first time in a while I felt understood. Not judged. Approved.

Something that started out as a big pile of mess all of a sudden turned into a healing spot. I talked and there was someone who listened. Someone who understood my love for blogging ('go on, buy that design, you love your blog so much so just do it.'), my passion for work and constant wandering around, someone who didn't point out my weaknesses but brought out my strenghts instead...a person who understood it all.

And just like that I started to feel like my messed up heart is picking up its pieces all over again. I started to heal, in the weirdest situation of all, burdened with so much work related things and life issues with a little big help from the most unexpected person ever. And a big portion of sushi. And pasta. And McQueen and Moschino.

And a little coffee mug that says 'Let life surprise you'.
Sometimes you really have to let the magic in.
It might actually positively surprise you.


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