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What is Fashion? The Elegant Secession Style of Northern Serbia…

My dear travellers and fashionistas, welcome to my new post. How are you today? Have you managed to get back into the normal life after this lockdown time? I am sure that we were all relieved that the authorities decided to relax the measures and return our lives to normal, to which we are all accustomed.

These days, I was thinking about where I could go and clear my mind a little, and along the way learn something new about my country. Researching on the Internet, I found a lot of recommendations with places in Serbia which you have to visit. I have to admit that I was delighted with the photos of Serbia and in the end I decided that I should visit the northernmost city in Serbia – Subotica.

Throughout history, many names have been used to describe the beauty of this city. During the turbulent history, the city changed about 200 names. You must be wondering why?

Subotica is a city where people of different ethnic origins lived from the Middle Ages until today, and it was also under the rule of several different conquering forces. It is interesting that all the inhabitants wrote about Subotica and gave the name of the city in accordance with the spelling and grammar rules of their language, but in most cases, they have not changed the way they are pronounced until today.

Today’s Serbian name of the city of Subotica comes from the word that means the day of the week “Saturday” and first officially appears in the middle of the 17th century.

However, the opinion of the inhabitants is that the town was named after Subotica Vrlić, the treasurer of Emperor Jovan Nenad. Of course, as always, there are more legends that have been passed down from generation to generation and more sources of information, but I think that these two assumptions about the origin of the name of the city of Subotica are true. Do you perhaps know what was the official first name of this city?

Some historical writings prove to us that the first officially documented name of the town was Zabatka, which dates from the 15th century. There are various theories of the history of the origin of this name. According to one of the theories, it is actually one of the variants of today’s name of the city in the Hungarian language, which reads Szabadka.

In accordance with this theory, this word derives from the adjective Szabad, which in Hungarian means “free” and the suffix “-ka”, which is interpreted as a diminutive. Therefore, in the free translation of the original name of today’s Subotica, we can interpret it as a “small” or “freely place”.

The building you have the opportunity to see in the pictures is the amazing palace of the architect Ferenc Reichl, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century. This palace was his home and design bureau at the same time. This building is made in the style of the unique Hungarian Art Nouveau and really represents a masterpiece.

Today, this building is a protected cultural asset and a cultural monument. I will write more information about this landmark in the next post when I take you on a tourist walk through beautiful Subotica.

The city radiates a special energy and all the time I had the feeling that I was in another country. Believe me, I had the impression that I was in a charming Austrian town. My photographer and I were the real attractions in the city for a very short time because no one took pictures, and I had a quite interesting equipment, so it was interesting for people to see what we were doing.

One lady who went to the supermarket with her daughter recognized me and did not believe that she would meet me in her city. The lady was so wonderful that I couldn’t refuse her kindly invitation for coffee, so my photographer and I had an unexpected break.

Since you know that I always share some interesting information with you and my personal observations, I have to tell you one interesting thing. The lady who took us for coffee and lemonade to one pastry shop that had wonderful ice cream. Unfortunately, due to this situation with COVID-19, they can’t make cakes at the moment, but we enjoyed the beautiful sweet summer treats like ice cream.

The thing that amazed me was the price of ice cream, coffee and lemonade… Will you believe me that a scoop of ice cream costs less than 50 cents (euro) dinars and a cone costs around 20 cents… A glass of lemonade 50 cents is also the same price of coffee… I have to admit I was in shock because in my hometown – Belgrade the prices are drastically higher. I didn’t believe it when I got the bill, I thought they didn’t calculate something well, everyone noticed that I was surprised, so they explained me.

I think you now have more reason to visit the northernmost city in Serbia and enjoy the beauty of the city and to refresh yourself a little and take a little sweet break while summarizing your impressions of Subotica.

This nice weather allowed me to “walk” through Subotica my new one and I have to admit a very sensitive jacket made of suede leather who has shown itself very well because you know how difficult leader things made of suede leather are hard for keeping it clean and fresh for a longer time.

I promise you that in the next post I will tell you a story about Subotica and that there will be a lot of interesting information and advice on what you should visit if the road leads you to Subotica!

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Jacket: Loro Piana

T-Shirt: Loro Piana

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Backpack: PICARD

Sneakers: Loro Piana

How did you like this outfit I wore to visit the one of the most famous city in North Serbia? Have you visited Subotica? Here spring is the most beautiful period of the year I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! This outfit is made by something new, something old and a unique balance is the final result.

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by PICARD Lederwaren and Tendam fashion group. This post would not have been possible without the selfless help of Loro Piana fashion house which helps me to express my fashion spirit with their iconic and fashionable pieces.

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Belgrade Diaries: The Avala mountain, a Faithful Guardian of Serbian History…

My dear travellers and fashionistas, how are you today? I sincerely hope that you are well and that you have been able to find some kind of fun during this situation called COVID-19 (Coronavirus). I am not going to give you any advice on how to spend your time during this ongoing alarming worldwide situation, I just want to ask you how much you can abide by the regulations currently in force during this state of emergency.

This is a time we need to spend with family and stay in touch with friends and the outside world via telephone and other online forms of communication which we successfully use nowadays.

In my previous posts, I did my best to find that it was primarily because of people who wanted to learn more about the sights of Belgrade, such as the Gardos Tower that forms the heart of Zemun on the banks of Danube and Topcider Park, which remained known as Prince Milos Obrenovic’s favorite green oasis. Today I wanted to introduce to you the most famous Belgrade “mountain”.

Avala is a hill located in the southeastern part of Belgrade, and just over 16 kilometers from the heart of the city, you have the opportunity to enjoy exceptional views of Belgrade, Vojvodina and Sumadija. Belgrade’s most famous “mountain” is 511 meters high.

In the Middle Ages, the town of Zrnov was located at the very top of Avala. In the 15th century, Zrnov was conquered and under siege by the Ottoman Empire, which built a brand new city and renamed it “Havale,” a word that comes from the Arabic language and means an obstacle.

Avala has been on the list of protected government properties since 1859 as a natural monument and a site of exceptional cultural and historical importance of Belgrade. It was not until 2007 that Avala entered the circle of protected green spaces of the city of Belgrade.

The mountain was declared a national park in 1936. A few years later, Avala was granted the status of public good of general interest and the administration was assigned to the Government of the Republic of Serbia. In the mid-1960s, more precisely 1965, the 202-meter-high Avala Tower was built, one of the tallest buildings in the Balkans. The tower was unfortunately destroyed in the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia.

Fortunately, with the Government’s decision, the reconstruction began in 2006 and the officially new Avala Tower was opened to the public on April 21, 2010. The new tower is the best replica of the destroyed one, and once again Avala has been given the opportunity to confirm its title of Belgrade’s most famous picnic and relaxation area.

On the Avala, you can also find the Monument to the Unknown Hero, the Monument to the Soviet War Veterans, the Memorial Park, the Monument to Vaso Carapic.

The beautiful forest, the restored tower and the Monument to the Unknown Hero are indisputably symbols of present-day Avala, however, older generations know that the well-preserved fortress of the medieval town of Žrnovo once stood on the foundations of the Monument to the Unknown Hero.

At the request and order of the king, the remains of the fort were destroyed by dynamite with the desire to erect a new Monument to the Unknown Hero on the remains. There has been public debate as to why King made such a decision, but no real conclusion was reached. I would like to share with you the fact that at the time, not far from the new one, there was already a Monument to the Unknown Hero, but it was also demolished. Only the cross left in the church in Beli Potok remains today.

A new monument to an unknown hero at the top of Belgrade’s Avala Mountain symbolizes the great plight of a country. Have you ever wondered who is the Unknown Hero resting on Avala?

It’s one boy whose childhood was violently interrupted in 1915 when he was hit by a grenade. Sculptor Ivan Mestrovic wanted to display a symbol of five centuries of slavery under the Turks with sculptures marking the different nationalities of the former republics in Yugoslavia…

On the other hand, many believe that the monument to the Unknown Hero was used not to give official meaning to the mysterious hero, but to display Serbian history with jeweled numerous Masonic symbols. Many today believe that King Alexander and Ivan Mestrovic were Freemasons.

Whether the Monument to the Unknown Hero is in fact, a grand Masonic symbol built for reasons unknown to us, or as many believe, is just one confirmation of the adherence to the idea of unification, by which King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic tried to prove his loyalty to the Yugoslavs… This is a secret we may succeed to find out, but one thing is inevitable Avala is a symbol of Belgrade that we can be proud of.

I will say that I made good use of one day and had the opportunity to learn more about Avala. As in past posts after a “walk” through history, I have to tell you something about my outfit.

When you are a blogger it is always a great honor for you to feel immense happiness and satisfaction when you get an invitation for collaboration with a brand that builds its story for years and invites you to be part of that fashion story. I don’t know if you’ve heard of the WELLENSTEYN brand, but it’s one of the more famous luxury German fashion brands. You may have been wearing it for years, but do you know the story behind this brand?

The history of the Wellensteyn brand began, sometime around the 1960s in Germany, but today this brand can be seen in stores across the United States and North America.

Then, sixty years ago, Adolf Wuttke was a manufacturer of mechanical instruments used to plunge into the depths of the North Sea. He always tried to be close with his customers, in the right way to find out what they wanted. Of course, he was always a welcome guest at the docks and shipyards that used his instruments every day.

After a while he noticed the need for adequate work clothes that would not only be part of the work uniform, but also possess a certain elegance. He did not want to create any kind of clothing, his vision was to produce the best jackets for men. That’s exactly what he did!

He created a straight line of stylish jackets and coats that were unique because they were made of special waxed materials that will withstand wind and rain, while keeping every worker at the dock safe from all natural disasters.

The company was taken over by Adolf’s son Thomas. Nowadays, the Wellensteyn fashion brand also has a women’s collection, with a number of different jacket styles that will give you exceptional comfort and impeccable elegance in any season.

The brand fosters a style of functional elegance, where I decided to introduce you a model from their new Spring-Summer 2020 collection. In the following posts you will have the opportunity to see some more interesting models.

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Jacket: Wellensteyn

Sweater: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Sneakers: Tod’s

How did you like this outfit I wore to visit the one of the most famous city sights in Belgrade such as Avala? Have you been in Belgrade? Here spring is the most beautiful period of the year I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! This outfit is made by something new, something old and a unique balance is a result.

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Wellensteyn. This post would not have been possible without the selfless help of Loro Piana & Tod’s Group fashion houses which helps me to express my fashion spirit with their iconic and fashionable pieces.

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Royal Diaries: Topcider, the Green Oasis of the Prince of Serbia…

My dear travellers and fashionistas, I hope you are doing well, because today I have one real nice surprise for you. A few days ago, I wrote you something about Gardos Kula in Belgrade, sight which makes only the heart of Zemun, on the bank of the Danube river. Today I will show you another interesting place called Topcider Park, a landmark that is on the bucket-list of every tourist who visits Belgrade.

I am sure that you at least once had the opportunity to see this park on the postcard from Serbia or on the internet, but you did not know that it was an oasis created by Prince Milos Obrenovic during the 19th century, building a court complex that was the centre of cultural and social life in the 1930s. in Belgrade.

When I mention my friends from Germany or my other friends from another countries my beloved Belgrade, they always ask me what they can see in Belgrade and what kind of architecture and natural beauties they can expect to see? When I tell them that famous word EVERYTHING, they just say, oh yes (like yeah, right…)… just to persuade them, I kindly type on the google “WHAT TO SEE IN BELGRADE” and results come up with a thousands of extraordinary pictures that evoke the beauty of the Serbian capital. After they dare to type “WHAT TO SEE IN SERBIA”, maybe after a few days, they send me a message that they are coming to Belgrade and may be traveling little a bit in Serbia. Obviously, almost every time at the end of message is sentence: “You need to go with us!”.

As I spent many years in Germany and other European countries, I have realised how much some nations in Europe are in love with their homelands. An average German will, in 90% of cases, will always choose to spend his travel budget and holiday in his own country. I didn’t even know it until I went to some German cities with my friends from Berlin and we visited their local sights, most important cities of culture and natural beauties, especially to highlight their lakes because they are really unusual and well maintained.

Having learned a lot from Germans, I decided to put it into action and to introduce some of my international readers of my blog to see some unusual places in Belgrade and Serbia as well (soon). Due to the current situation with the Corona virus, I will stay in Belgrade for a few more days until we get permission to visit other places in Serbia. I am sure you will like new interesting posts that will focus on Tourism in Serbia.

Did you know that Topcider Park is the oldest park in Belgrade? The word Topcider comes from the two Turkish words TOPZI (meaning: cannon) and DERE (meaning: stream or valley) and in literal translation it would be Valley of the Cannons, because almost five centuries ago the Ottomans performed exercises and preparations for battles in this area.

This park has always been a favorite in Serbia and a place where everyone came to enjoy nature, some rest and fun with family. The urbanization and expansion of Belgrade has led to a decrease in green space around Topcider Park and Kosutnjak as well.

It is interesting fact that in 2015, a special session of the Government was held where Topcider Park was proclaimed as the most important natural monument of culture in Belgrade. Topcider Park is located in the Savski venac municipality and is state-owned by the Republic of Serbia as a protected property of high cultural importance.

When we look a little into the history, we come to interesting information that Prince Milos Obrenovic decided to build a residence for himself and that he wished to be located in Topcider Park. In the period from 1831 to 1834, the construction of the main part of the Royal court complex was completed.

The park within the court complex began to be renovated in the time of Prince Milos, especially since the arrival of engineer Atanasije Nikolic in 1839, who also edits the first nursery garden in this area in 1846. Some historians claim that French and Czech landscape architects were involved in the construction of the park, who left their personal mark on the course of the Topcider Park.

In front of Residence of Price Milos ( itself is a tree of the London plane tree, which is also on the list of protected cultural and historical heritage of Topcider – Kosutnjak park.

It is not known exactly when this plane tree was planted, but it is believed that it was planted by order of Prince Milos Obrenovic when his Residence was built. This plane tree is considered one of the largest and most beautiful specimen of its kind and represents the living historical and horticultural heritage of Belgrade.

Residence of Prince Milos Obrenovic, which you have the opportunity to see in the photos, was built in 1831 and is a combination of tradition and cultural Serbian heritage of the 19th century. This building could be proudly compared to other objects of cultural importance of its time.

During the reign of Milos Obrenovic, this place played a very significant role as a court and at this place assemblies and meetings were held regularly. The palace was designed by architects Janja Mihailovic and Nikola Djordjevic. Some of their rich interior decoration of the building’s ceilings, walls, and niches has been partially preserved till today.

The second remodeling of Topcider Park was marked by the erection of an obelisk in honor of Milos’s return to Serbia in 1859. The position of the obelisk is carefully designed so that in the intersection of the axis of symmetry of the Residence and the church, key objects in the royal court complex are connected.

Around the obelisk were circular hedges and low conifers of regular shape. Symmetrical plantings were introduced with exotic plants, such as banana trees, which were very popular in arranging European parks in the 19th century.

At the beginning of the 20th century, geometric landscaping was still present in decoration of Topcider Park, and there were numerous novelties within the court complex. You can also visit the Archibald Reiss Memorial at this cultural complex. It was erected in 1931 in memory of Dr. Archibald Reiss, a great friend of Serbia, a criminal expert and professor at the University of Lausanne.

To the Great Friend of Serbs from the Hardest Days, the Soldier of Justice, Truth and Law… Swiss Professor Dr Reiss

In the early 1920s, the landscaping of the park changed substantially, with the controlled application of the free English landscape style of landscaping and the disappearance of proper geometry.

In 1954, the 150th anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising, the former residence was opened as the Museum of the First Serbian Uprising. The museum, dedicated to the entire period of Serbian resistance to Ottoman rule known as the Serbian Revolution, later served as the basis for the Historical Museum of Serbia, founded in 1963. The Residence of Prince Milos was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, placing it under the protection of the government of Serbia.

Today, Topcider Park extends over 13 hectares, just five kilometers from the heart of the city and is surrounded by the wooded hills of Kosutnjak and the Topciderka River. Slightly neglected and forgotten, far from the former image of a splendid and lavish European park. This park is of great value and represents an unimproved potential of Belgrade.

If you want to relax and spend some quality time with your family and friends visit this incredible green oasis. I believe that all of us always need those five minutes without any noise from the “noisy” world… In this wonderful complex you have one interesting restaurant.

The restaurant “Milosev Konac” (Konak is Serbian old word which means Residence) is located in Topcider Park, and as a restaurant dates from the Second World War. The facility is located in an environmentally protected area, because it used to be for the personal needs of the Prince Milos Obrenovic, and in recent decades, this restaurant has been visited by the most eminent foreign and domestic very important persons.

The restaurant provides top-notch service with a rich selection of national and international cuisine, along with a wide selection of local and foreign drinks. I have little tip for you! If you are coming at the end of the Spring time or during Summer this is the perfect place for you and your family and friends to enjoy in the beauty of Belgrade history.

I used the beautiful and sunny time to visit this gem of Belgrade and with my photographer I have done my best to make these photos for you that I sincerely hope you will like. I hope I have been able to show you at least a little bit of the beauty of this natural and historical oasis in Belgrade.

For all the fashionistas who follow my blog with great love & joy and I have to write just few sentence for my today’s outfit, I hope my dear travellers will not love me less after this point of the post! 🙂

When winter comes, which is mostly dry and the sun rules out, your best friend in this case is a COAT. The coat may be a little more elegant than a feather (bomber) jacket, but it may be a little difficult for the coat because it can only be worn in dry and cold weather. So I decided to take advantage of these sunny days and walk my “best buddy” and together we feel the freshness and beauty of nature in Topcider Park.

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Coat: Burberry

Turtleneck Sweater: Loro Piana

Trousers: Loro Piana

Sneakers: Roberto Botticelli

How did you like this outfit I wore to visit the one of the oldest park in Belgrade? Have you been in Belgrade? Here spring is the most beautiful period of the year I have prepared this outfit for you with a lot of love and I hope you like it! This outfit is made by something new, something old and a unique balance is a result.

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page. See you soon with another interesting story about Belgrade!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Burberry. This post would not have been possible without the selfless help of Loro Piana fashion house which helps me to express my fashion spirit with their iconic and fashionable pieces.

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Why You should fall in Love with Belgrade?

My dear travellers, how are you today? It looks like autumn has decided to show us the worst at the very beginning of the season, so this fall season is open with a “variable” weather! Really, I do not know where all that rain comes from, it’s impossible! Today, as I was preparing breakfast, the idea of writing another post about the love of my city came to my mind. I sat down at a table and all of a sudden words came in a minute, real brainstorming, but the creative blockade was also present. And so, after 2 hours, this text was written.

Do you like your city? Did you find your place “under the sun”? If you are interested in an honest answer, just think it is just there lying somewhere in your mind, the answer will come by itself by the time. Pay attention to your emotions. I am sure that each of us has some fond and less beautiful memories that bind us to our hometown…

My friends whom I have met so far are mostly from the other cities of Serbia and we have always tried to visit each other. So this was some of our internal jokes that we are doing some reality travel show, a caravan that from time to time moved to another city in Serbia, but life and work always brought us back to the main capital.

On one occasion, Dusko Radovic, was one of the most famous Serbian poet, writer, journalist and TV editor said: “Who was fortunate enough to wake up in Belgrade this morning can be considered to have achieved enough in his life for today. Any further insistence on something else would be immodest”. We use this quote almost every time when we want to tell something about Belgrade.

Belgrade is a city that welcomes a lot of people from all over the world every day. It is a city that is so natural, and still so modern and comfortable for living. Maybe are standard is quite low, but still people find out the right way how to live a life with less money in their pocket and still to be happy! Since my life story is played somewhere between Serbia and Germany, besides Belgrade, just over 1000 kilometers away is my second home – Berlin. Belgrade and Berlin are totally different, but each is beautiful in its own way. Berlin is maybe better and there are much way bigger chances for a better life, but Belgrade will always stay the city of my dreams and the source of eternal youth! 🙂

Belgrade, a dynamic and bustling city. This is Belgrade as we know it today and what an impression it leaves us as we “run” from Terazije to Zeleni venac… Chaotic, as we panic in the car to the Slavija square, so modern and chic while standing on the escalators of Usce or Delta City Shopping Malls…

This is a briefly described everyday life in Belgrade, but if you take the time or if you are a tourist who came here to get to know this city, you will meet a different city and an unreal metropolis full of sights of cultural as well as historical places where history and events took place. Some events which changed Europe and the world as well. Beautiful facades, unusual buildings, as well as the beautiful and smiling faces of the Belgraders who are considered good and courteous hosts.

Today, I decided to remind you of the beautiful, sunny and bright some days in September, while the foggy and rainy everyday life spoils our mood. It was one sunny Friday when I made a deal with a photographer to do some interesting shooting on the streets of Belgrade. I haven’t made photos on the streets of Belgrade in a long time and I must admit I missed it a lot!

I took the opportunity to “walk through” my new fashion accessory – sunglasses which I recently got from my dear friends Edel Optics.

Edel Optics is one of Europe’s largest online eyewear and sunglasses online store. In addition to the online store operating in all EU countries, they have a flagship store in Hamburg, Germany.

I tried my best to combine the neutral beige with the odd shade of red and I think I did it nicely. You already had the opportunity to see my sneakers in some of my posts last year on my blog, and here is an answer to one of the questions people just love to ask me: “Do you wear all those shoes that you get or you throw all of them away after you finish promotion?!”. I’m one of those people who keeps their belongings for a long, long time…

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Jacket: Massimo Dutti

Trousers: Loro Piana

T-Shirt: Loro Piana

Sunglasses: Givenchy via Edel Optics

Sneakers: Roberto Botticelli

Fotoaparat: Sony Alpha 7r IIObjektiv: Sony G Master 24-70 MM

My dear ones, once again we have come to the end of our post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from Edel Optics for this incredible gift and now I think I just found a new fashion item which you gonna see on my blog for a long time. I like to wear sunnies, but mostly I lost them, so I really hope that is not to be a case with this one!

How do you like this story about this simple and casual outfit? I am sure that you have one nice, light jacket in some bright, neutral colour in your closet, use it and make this fashion season unforgettable! See you next week!

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

Best,
Mr.M

This post was sponsored by Edel Optics and Givenchy brand. I also thank my friends from  Loro Piana and Roberto Botticelli for amazing outfit and my friends from Sony who made it possible to enjoy in these beautiful photos made with the Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera with Sony FE 24-70 mm lense from special G Master series of professional lenses.
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Hello, Spring!

Hello guys! I sincerely hope you are good and you are ready for the new post. Can you feel this beautiful Spring in the air? Yes? No? Well, maybe you heard all those stories of older people who always advise us to change something in our lives at least some little things, just to make for a moment our lives more interesting. My Indian adventure ended, so after Berlin I decided to go home, at least to feel that peace and to break through the nostalgia of the house with my lunch and mother’s famous dish – Meat Pie, which I always miss when I go somewhere.

 

 

Besides that I only wanted to enjoy in Belgrade for a while, I decided to take advantage of the sunny and warm weather in Serbia at the end of March. Berlin is much colder! Brrr! Finally, I can feel the sun and a photographer who was willing to take photos of me were more than enough reasons for Little Marko to move and enjoy in Belgrade.

I should ask you something. I wonder if you think the spring really came? Has anything changed since autumn in your life? Did you maybe help yourself to change something?

 

 

Today’s post may only looks like an outfit post to you, but for all those who follow my blog, knows the chit chat time has finally come. Well, let’s go back to today’s topic of the post and ask yourself one more time: “Has a spring come?”

Spring is the best season if you want to start something new in your life. Maybe it’s time to change your job or for some home decorating. People always hope that better days will come and then it’s easier for us to pass through their lives. Sometimes you just have to pack all those old stuff into the box. Maybe if we are brave enough we can easily face with the truth. Are you ready to pack your “winter box”? Are you ready to go out and try something new? I’m sure you will think differently when you just throw aways all those stuff which just capture you at one point. Believe me, it’s working!

 

 

When I got invited to participate in the new Guess campaign, I think it was one of the biggest turning points. A little different style, but that old little Marko decided to go to the side of the river Sava in late March and make pictures for the new post. In nature, man always find inspiration, so that were case with my photographer and me this time. We found it! It’s time for some new stories, some new adventures there is too much things to be discovered…

 

 

For all true fashion lovers, just know that the navy color is veryyy trendy this year (again!). I’m sure you will not make a mistake if you buy some nice piece of clothing or some good shoes or a bag in that magical color. Again, slightly shorter trousers, you know that it was almost always in fashion, because of the famous Italian style. Viva la moda! Sometimes, you just must love Italy!

 

 

I would like to hear your opinion about this combination and of course tell me how you got prepared for this new season? Remember, good thinking man, good style and fashion taste can never change!

We have come to the end of this post! I sincerely hope you enjoyed my today’s post. As you already know, for all questions, comments, suggestions or business proposals for collaboration you can contact me via social media or just visit the CONTACT ME page on the blog.

We’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

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Sweater: Guess by Marciano

Trousers: Guess by Marciano

Sneakers: Adidas

Camera: Alpha 7r via Sony Deutschland

Post is sponsored by Guess Deutschland.

 

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Happiness in Black and White World

Hi guys! Welcome to my new post. I hope you are well and you are ready for my new post. December is one of those months of the year when you are thinking about what did happen to you. It was a very difficult year for someone and you hope that the next year will be better, while somebody this year was very successful and your plans are much better and you can expect the next year to be even more successful … It’s like black and white … Is there between maybe grey? No?! What about those people who are not hoping at all? Are they maybe a “new” grey? Think about it!

I sincerely hope that this year have brought to you many wonderful moments to remember and that you will have them even more in 2018. Many of you have sent me many times one simple question: “Marko, when you are going to post some outfit post with black and white pictures?!”.

December is time when some wishes come true, so it’s time to make your wish come true, but I must admit that I also enjoyed in making of these photos because it was one big challenge for me.

 

 

It’s the truth what people say: “A man learns everything while he is alive!” It’s the same with pictures! Man constantly learns something new when editing photos. Each picture has it’s own story. I used my last chance this year before the snow and I decided to make some photos for my post.

It was pretty fun, and I also had a interesting company…

 

 

These swans absolutely fell in love with my camera, so they were constantly in the frame… Some animals seemed to be a superstars. Since now I have a Midge in the video, ducks in Slovenia, swans on the river and once I think I had also a cat. I think I will soon change the name of the blog so Mr.M and friends will be perfect. If nothing else at all I have a company for the shootings! ?

 

 

I’m sure you know (You really can notice in my posts) how much I love trench coats and coats. That’s why I decided that my first “black-and-white” post would be with my favorite fashion item from my closet. It’s all about taste and style. Everyone is unique in some way, but I think that they are rare people who don’t like them. They are the true icon in classic men’s fashion. I’m sure that you remember of the black and white movies and almost every good-looking man was worn some trench coat or coat. They were also the symbols for the detectives, but the real guys were wearing their raincoats in the final scene on the rain… Is that fact just cool to me or you also feel that way?

 

 

These trousers are pure symbol of classic style, they maybe have a famous Italian touch… So classic and elegant in Italian “slim fit” way. Do you notice anything unusual in this “classic” black an white story?

Somebody will notice, someone doesn’t see at all – The Shoes! The shoes give this combination a new, fresh urban look. That’s the “Urban Classics” style I’m constantly telling you about on my blog.

 

 

The story about shoes may be little unusual, strange, but you will learn something…

They were bought during my first visit to Berlin, almost 10 years ago… Then I didn’t even think that Berlin would be my second home. I still haven’t forgot that day! It was a summer time – August. It really was is a nice and sunny day. Little Marko walked around the city and suddenly it started to rain, just to make it clear now after I learn that everything is possible in Berlin. Mom and I just run into the first store we came across and waited there while it was raining outside. Then you learn a very important lesson in life! You just have to try on 20 pairs of shoes just in case that you don’t have to go outside and get wet! I remember there in that store was some amazing final sales and, of course, my mother, like every other woman on the planet, decided to buy at least one pair of shoes.

I looked around at the store and I didn’t find anything interesting to me, until one German lady came to return one of the men’s shoes, she was furious and something was really really wrong. She pulled shoes out of the box and she were just showing around to store manager and store assistants what is not ok on those shoes. I looked like a crazy person who just fell in love because I really liked those shoes. The women returned the shies, of course and I came as fast as I could, just to see my shoes, because it rarely happens to me that I liked something at first sight so much. The manager said that the shoes were damaged inside, that somewhere inside of one shoe the sewing inside one of the shoes was slightly wrong…

I listened all those bad things, but I didn’t care about. I also didn’t care about the size, because they was one and the half size smaller than my actual size. The Germans saw that they had found the right “fool” customer for their product, and for small sum of money I bought Dior shoes that I still wear today as well.

 

 

My mother convinced me that it certainly wasn’t good at all (as any other mother on this Earth), but the price has won in this case. Afterwards, we realised that the German lady tried to damage the shoes so she failed and she painted the part inside of shoes and in the light it seemed as the sewing would turn out. Now, I can only tell her: “Thank you, so so so much!”.

 

 

How the time just flies… 10 years since my first visit to Berlin, and also we came to the end of my today’s post. Somebody says I’m a good writer, somebody says I’m not… Who knows… For a couple of days  you will have the opportunity to see the new post about Ljubljana – the city of Jože Plečnik.

I sincerely hope that you liked my today’s post. I’d like to hear your impressions, how do you like black and white images, and maybe I’ll include them once a month on a blog. Let’s just me know is that ok and what you think about my idea. For any suggestions or proposals for collaboration, please visit my CONTACT ME page.

 

Best,

Mr.M

 

OUTFIT

Trench coat: Burberry

Trousers: Zara

Gloves: Burberry

Sunglasses: Salvatore Ferragamo

Shoes: Christian Dior

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r via Sony Deutschland

 

 

 

 

This post is sponsored by Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.
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Dear Fashion Diary, Burberry is timeless

Hi guys! It’s a new working week, so it’s time for new victories! I sincerely hope that you are doing good and that you have energy for new challenges. “Fashion as a way of life …” is not just a phrase, it’s the best way to “escape” from cruel reality and at least for a moment forget all your problems. It’s time to start my new post, so let’s start this “diary”!

 

 

This year, this Fall is so overwhelming, people just don’t know what to wear… Mid-Season sales are slowly going. I must confess they are great, while in some shops there is still a summer sales in Serbia. My neighbour, who is one of the prominent artists, said: “Buying clothes is like mixing the colors, pastel colors are spring-summer, while those are darker autumn-winter, we mix a little and get our own style. Wear clothes how you feel, and not how others say to you! “. It’s the same with my coat, it’s not too dark, nor too bright, but believe me, it’s enough to be warm! ?

If someone had told me a few years ago that I would wear a coat and that he would be able to warm me up, I would think for that person that he or she was crazy. Where will one coat warm you … My mother always told me:

“Son, when you start wearing coats, this is a new chapter in life for a man – becomes MAN (with BIG m, you will understand).”

As the years go by, I really have personally been convinced of it. Coat has some power, which affects the man who carries it. Guys, to disappoint you, you will not feel like Batman or Superman, it’s not a magic cloak. A lot of people on the street asked me where I bought thus coat and how beautiful it is. It’s just funny for me, how I have chosen that color. Since there were plenty of colors, a couple of bloggers got color codes, I started my searching in my shoes closet and I found my old shoes, which I adore because they are in the shades of brown-camel colors that I REALLY LOVE! I simply sent a piece of that print and after few days the package arrived, It was amazing, a coat that finally agrees with my favorite sneakers!

 

 

This is real “Urban Classic” do you remember that description of my style, the first post when I did not know where I was or what I did, but I knew one thing – I want to keep doing it!

I want to thank you for the support! This autumn and winter will be cheerful on my blog. Styles will maybe change a little, you may see me in some new releases, which you are not used to, but it’s all within the limits of good taste and good fun.

I sincerely hope that you liked my today’s post! If you have any question, suggestion or proposal for collaboration, as always you can contact me via social networks or by mail: [email protected]

Best,

Mr.M

 

OUTFIT

 

Coat: Burberry

Watch: Hugo Boss

Sweater: Zara

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Sneakers: Christian Louboutin

 

Camera: Sony Alpha 7R via Sony Deutschland

This post is sponsored via S&L Jokic, Burberry Group and Grupo Cortefiel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burgundy, I love you!

 

Hi guys!

I hope you’re doing well! First, I would like to apologize to everyone for the delay of a new post … Frankly, I didn’t hope that this would happen. Fall has finally arrived in Belgrade and those famous variable temperatures where you just don’t know whether to wear a short sleeve shirt, a sweatshirt or a winter jacket… I’ve decided to wear a coat this time!

Double-breasted trenches and coats are my favorite fashion pieces and they just are never enough! Burgundy color is always good choice, people always say that colors change with new fashion season, but colors such as burgundy, navy, gray and black simply don’t get out of fashion so easily…

 

 

The Fall season you just can’t imagine without some nice dark jeans, you just have to have it in your wardrobe, it’s not important which brand you will choose, it’s only important to find jeans with a good cut which suits you well and you feel “fashionable” when you wear them! ?

You should always keep in mind that you can never get into fashion, and that’s why you should always always be faithful to your style and maybe find some inspiration in the new fashion trends… Magazines are best sources where you can always find some inspiration, but as you probably know you can just google it and find much easier and mostly for free, but then you don’t feel joy and excitement when you reading some magazine! 🙂

Take advantage of this last sunny September day and who knows you might be surprised and become a fashion icon on the streets of your city! I sincerely hope that you liked my post today, and we’ll see you next week! If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or proposals for collaboration, you can contact me via social media or via mail address: [email protected]

Best,

Mr.M

 

OUTFIT

Coat: Burberry

Sweatshirt: Kenzo

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

High-Top sneakers: Jimmy Choo

 

Camera: Sony Alpha 7R via Sony Deutschland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall in Belgrade

 

 

Hi guys! How are you today? I hope you are good and you’re ready for a new post!

Finally it’s time to start a new season on my blog. Before I start, I’d like to apologize to everyone for not been around for a while. The problem was on the website because it was hacked and all the data was infected with the virus and the site was not able to function normally. But, it’s all behind us and that’s why it’s best to start with my first post in this new season!

September is my favorite month of the year, you are surely wondering why? There are two reasons: the first is my birthday, and at the same time starts my favorite seasons – FALL!

 

 

 

The dark color is always the best choice, even when it comes to wearing a piece of clothing like a coat … No need to talk about it anymore, victory is guaranteed! I am sure that you, as well as myself, have many people around you who always say that some color doesn’t fit you as well… Sometimes you need to listen to the advice, but also sometimes you need to listen to your heart and who knows you may “grab” the right combination!

 

 

Sometimes you need to be spontaneous, persistent. It’s the same with fashion … Fashion may be a game in which there is never a winner; it’s easy for everyone to try to present their combinations in her own way and bring it some new and fresh life. The most important thing is to try something new and always improve yourself. Every combination is common, if you don’t add something to your own, and even if it was a very ordinary like smile, the most important thing is to have a heart…

 

 

The coat won me with its golden details, it was a love at first sight (I am a person who always attracts little details…). The jeans are great model and cut is apsolutely amazing so it follows this elegance type of style and everything looks like one perfect fashionable harmony. High-top sneakers are a bit unusual detail here, but why not? It’s good to take risks and try something new … I always say that my style is “Urban Classics” and here are the results: classic coat, jeans, high-top sneakers … I think this was and more than enough from me this time!

 

 

Once again, I want to take the opportunity to apologize to everyone who follows me and support me because this little break was not up to me. The circumstances were such that it happened that the website was hacked and that the only solution was to create a new website and it took a little time, but I’m here again! I’m preparing for a new fashion adventure and next week if everything goes well, I’ll take you to a well-known European metropolis! For a couple of days will you know and which city I will take you to…

I sincerely hope that you liked today’s post. If you have any suggestion, idea or proposal for collaboration, please contact me via social networks or by mail: [email protected]

Best,

Mr.M

OUTFIT

Coat: Zara

Sweater: Esprit

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Watch: Daniel WellingtonS&L Jokić –  Satovi i nakit

High-top sneakers: Christian Dior

Camera: Sony Alpha 7RSony Deutschland

This post is sponsored by Grupo Cortefiel and S&L Jokić Premium watch store from Serbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bye Summer!

 

 

Hi guys!

How are you today? I hope you’re good and you are ready for a new post!

So far you’ve been used to read my posts on weekends, but now I made a small exception because it’s August 31! That means the summer is slowly coming to an end. Some people find it difficult because kids are returning to school, while some have to go back to the office… It’s sad, I admit, but try to watch from a brighter side, for couple months are New Year’s holidays, so we’ll celebrate and rest again (Did I forget to mention gifts ?!).

This is officially my last outfit post for this summer season. In two weeks officially begins a new season on the Mr.M blog and you will be able to see new outfits and who knows you might get some new ideas! It means a lot to me when I get your comments and suggestions on social media or email and that means a lot to me…

For this post I decided to wear white trousers because who will wait next April, May and dark trousers will be on this autumn and winter, so I “grabbed” the last chance and walked in my new white pants on the Sava Promenade! Yesterday it was very pleasant by the river, the last rays of the sun were great for photos.

 

The yellow color is very unusual, its shades can be very striking, those are bright shades that combine with some jeans and then you shine like the Sun, while those slightly lighter shades are calm and more tender… I must admit that I feel a little hungry of this yellow shade because it’s associate me on banana ice cream! : D

With white trousers and this classic T-shirt, the moccasins are the best choice. The navy moccasins are always best for combining and they are always a good for the summer! Everyone already knows how many times I’ve been writing about how moccasins are comfortable!

Oh well… We came to the end of this post … I’m a little sad, I have the feeling that I have just finished a book, but on the other hand I feel happy because a new season begins! I sincerely hope that you liked this post!

If you have any suggestions or proposal for collaboration, contact me via social media or by email: [email protected]

Best,

Mr.M

OUTFIT

T-Shirt: Zara

Trousers: Pedro del Hierro 

Loafers: Tod’s

Camera: Sony Alpha 7R via Sony Deutschland

The post is sponsored by Grupo Cortefiel & Tod’s S.p.A.

Read my previous summer posts:

Hej Beograde!

Selma stiže…

Sasvim običan dan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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