H. Jackson Brown, Jr. once said: "Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends."
You know that feeling when it seems as if you know a person for a long time and you immediately connect in some inexplicable way... That is how I feel with Gloria La Marr...and it always makes me smile when I think of how we met.
Nevenka aka Gloria La Marr and I were friends on Facebook for a quite some time when we accidentally met on the bus and shortly after agreed out first photo session and coffee with cakes. Unfortunately in that time Gloria finished college and decided to move to Ireland. Since then with longing I await our every encounter.
Gloria La Marr is a freelance writer, a poet, which seeks to celebrate love in poetry - even when the word "love" is not directly mentioned, it's all for the sake of it. She says she is a big dreamer and I would describe her like that too; dreamer, creative and gentle girl with passion for life, truth and beauty.
Every meeting with her is a food for soul so I was very happy when I got a call from her! I was particularly glad to hear that she is in Croatia and bringing her skirts that she designed and sewed herself for me to try it on. Beautiful Victorija from Blue turpentine blog jumped in to catch that moments on her camera.
Both of us are wearing skirts designed and sewed by Gloria La Marr. They are so precisely made and laced with romance, if I didnt know, I would say that they are true vintage. Her dream is to have her own brad and shop, and these days she is starting with Etsy shop.
After a short walk it started to rain so we went for coffee and cakes at Waldinger Hotel, the century-old Art Nouveau building which is protected as a cultural and environmental monument, designed and enriched with relief ornaments by architect and sculptor Antun Slaviček, Osijek Art Nouveau artist.
In my hand I am holding her book of handwritten poetry. She writes in Croatian, you can read some of her lyrics on page Put svijesti.
On the 30th of June 2016. Gloria's first book was published! More news about it and the future plans will come through the time. The whole book is in Croatian, so the real meaning of the title in English would be something alike: "The golden era". Congratulations my dear friend! <3
You can like Gloria on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gloriaodmora/?fref=ts
Follow Gloria on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glorialamarr/
Thank you Victorija for wonderful photos!
Follow her work on: http://blue-turpentine.blogspot.hr/
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." Marcel Proust