So happy to see you back on Stephanize!!
This article is going to be very close to my heart. It’s 4:07 in the morning as I write this. I just had probably one of the most breathtaking experiences in my whole life celebrating 18 years of ELLE Magazine at ELLE Style Awards 2015.
As soon as the ceremony was over, I went back home and started writing for Stephanize with a flow of inspiration and energy running through my veins. My motivation to work hard has never been bigger, this event was all I needed to wake up and make me move forward. I’m so grateful for this opportunity, I still can’t believe I wrote emails to ELLE.
Some moments can’t be described, these memories dive deeply to the depths of your soul and will stay there forever, no one has the power to take them away from you.
I felt proud to be Romanian, proud to be in the same room with all the talented and successful people and I have to admit – I stole a little bit of their positive energy, smiling and blushing like a baby whenever a celebrity looked at me. You really can’t play it cool when you are screaming and dancing on the inside.
The precious awards recognized the passion and hard work of true icons, people that inspire me and will constantly influence my life. Everybody deserved a prize, it’s hard to pick just one winner from each of the 10 categories. Stars, designers, bloggers, models, photographers, style icons, singers.. their stories taught me that it’s not a shame to dream big- VERY BIG. Their words still resonate in my head. I strongly believe that what you think is always defining and creating your reality. Once you believe so deeply in your dream, your mind will be set to succeed and it will focus on finding opportunities.
The friends I was with had to pinch me (I did that several times too) as I couldn’t believe I was sharing a table with celebrities and drinking champagne while being 10m away from the stage. I forgot to breathe.
At the end a little tear started to roll on my cheek – what can you do?! – the emotions were so overwhelming as I had the honor to talk to the legend Anastasia Beverly Hills – The ELLE Woman. She’s such a great example to look up to, how she built her dream by herself, how stars like Oprah and J Lo love her..I will never forget what she told me.
Can’t help but wonder if the Queen of Eyebrows liked mine tho’..
Winners: Dan Beleiu (Best Photographer)
Andreea Badala (Murmur) (Best Designer)
Andreea Castrase (Best Young Designer)
Anei Morodan(Best Personal Style)
Alice Peneaca (Best Model)
Inna (Best Pop Artist).
Sorin Stratulat (Best Hair Stylist)
Alexandru Abagiu(Best Make-up Artist)
Anastasia Soare ( ELLE Woman)
Maurice Munteanu (Best Fashion Blogger)
Tudor made the pictures and we also found one of them on facebook at ELLE Romania & Collective.