Monday, December 5, 2016


Let's reminisce on the past for a bit, when a 7 year old Elena was just starting elementary school. I can't say I was immediately transfixed on books and reading, as I first needed to learn how to read. From the first day when I got my ABC book, my grandmother made me sit for an hour, every day by her side to practice my reading whilst she was preparing lunch. I hated it at first, all I wanted to do was play outside with my friends but instead, I was stuck at home reading. But, as time flew by my reading improved and I started to find something really interesting about it. I even remember when it was my turn to read out loud in school and there would be dead silence as I began to read. Little first grade Elena took that as a huge compliment. I would ask for books for birthdays instead of toys, I even keep some of them till this day. And when I shared a room with my younger brother when we were little, I used to read to him before bed. 
Sadly, I now find it hard to set time apart to read something purely because of desire and not obligation. I do feel a bit somber because of it, as I can remember why I started to love it in the first place. Maybe this trip to the library will change my mind.
A big thank you to "Brakja Miladinovci" and the library Drugarche for letting us take photos here, and to the lovely employees. 
Photography: Irina Krstevska 

Ајде да се навратиме на минатото за момент, кога Елена имаше 7 годинки и само што почнуваше со основно училиште. Не можам да кажам дека веднаш бев фасцинирана од книгите, бидејќи најпрво требаше да научам да читам. Од првиот ден кога го добив моето Букварче, мојата баба ме тераше да седам покрај неа секој ден, по 1 час, вежбајќи го моето читање додека таа правеше ручек. На почеток го мразев тоа, се што сакав е да си играм надвор со другите деца. Но, како што поминуваше времето моето читање брзо се подобруваше и почнував да наоѓам нешто интересно во него. Дури се сеќавам кога беше мој ред да читам на глас на школо и сета врева од претходно стануваше мртва тишина. За малото прво-оддделенче Елена ова беше огромен комплимент. Набрзо, се што барав од моите родители беше книги. Се уште чувам неколку од нив, а остатокот се веќе одамна донирани. Исто така се сеќавам дека кога бевме мали и делевме соба со брат ми, секоја вечер му читав по нешто пред спиење. 
За жал, сега е потешко да одвојам време за читање поради задоволство, а не поради обврска. Да, понекогаш навистина ми е жал затоа што знам зошто се заљубив во читањето и на почетокот. Можеби оваа посета до библиотеката ќе ми го промени мислењето.
Големо благодарам до "Браќа Миладиновци" и библиотеката Другарче што ни дозволија да сликаме.
Фотографии: Ирина Крстевска 


  1. You look so cute! Love this whole look too btw.

    Joyce | Joycentricity

  2. Very interesting post) thanks for sharing)
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  3. This looks like one of those spreads in YM for back to school fashion that I use to put on my walls when I was younger I love it

    Life is just Rosie

  4. What a stunning photos!
    Great retro look!

  5. Love the way you have styled the jacket!

  6. Such a cute post. Reminds me of the Breakfast Club for some reason.

    Chanel | Je M’appelle Chanel

  7. I'm loving how you've taken these photos in the library, especially as you love books so much. Your varsity jacket is gorgeous

    Rachel xx

  8. I know it is hard to find time to read. I struggle with this myself. And having a blog makes it even harder. With full time blog, an hour commute in each direction it is tough. But I love this shoot, and reminds of my childhood.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  9. I'm a huge fan of the jacket. So in style and really cute look.

  10. Your photos are awesome ! Your look got me feeling like high school :) LOVE IT !

    Regaards from

  11. The cutest little outfit, I love where you took the pictures! You have such a lovely blog, keep up the amazing work pretty lady! x

  12. Hope you had a nice reading. Love the concept of the pictures and your varsity Jacket as well.


  13. What a wonderful photos! Love the outfit and your varsity jacket :)


  14. Adorable look! It is hard to find time to read as an adult; I take the train every day so I can read then.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  15. You couldn't have picked a better location! I love books and also this post! So cute and unique :)

  16. You look amazing with that look. Love your bag. I have a same one.

  17. great universitary total look