August 23, 2018

There is no other color with so many connotations, as is red. Some studies suggest people are perceived as more attractive to the others in this color and command the attention. I personally love red, but not always I’m ready to wear it. When I do, it’s not because I hope to get noticed. It’s when I’m not afraid to get noticed.

Because, to be honest, often the attention is not really pleasing. There are not only handsome, charming people out there, if you know what I mean.

And you are going to get their attention whether you want it or not. So, I wear red dress only when I feel confident, ready to cope with anything and anyone, crossing my way. It’s the act of freedom, to wear what I feel for and don’t let any circumstances discourage me from that.

The Act of Freedom

I don’t want to think about, how many people are looking. The freedom is to wear what makes you feel great, in the moment you wear it, before even crossing the door-step of your own apartment. We are all characters of our own movies and we can choose, which character we want to play today. Dress can significantly help us enhance that character.

When I’m looking on these photos of mine in the red dress, I feel like, yes, this is one of those authentic, daring versions of me. The strong monochrome silhouette reminding me to hold myself proudly, even when I step on my own dress and stumble. I can feel all those staring eyes, some of them malicious. But I don’t let them influence me. Just keep my head high, smile and continue my own way.

If you sometimes hesitate to wear something bold, because you are worried of the attention, I hope the next time you would embrace an adventurous attitude, choosing what makes you feel most beautiful and powerful. It can be a good training for living a more courageous life, generally.

I wore this dress for the afternoon spent in a beautiful castle Buchlovice, built by Italian architects and French garden architects, with many picturesque nooks and a strong Mediterranean atmosphere. As always, we got a lot of attention of other visitors. But I focused on the moment between me and my fellow. The perfect summer day on a dreamy place, spent with the right person and wearing exactly what I want.


I WORE: DRESS/ from HERE,  styled with SHOES/ TAMARIS, crossbody BAG/ Royal RepubliQ , JEWELLERY/ Forever 21

© Creative direction and editing: DANIELA RIFAI Photos: DANIELA RIFAI, MARTIN JESNY

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  • Reply Fads A August 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Embracing courage gives us so much inner freedom. I love how you write this state of mind, so on point. By the way, your dress looks so lovely on you.

    Love, Fads | The Ästron

    • Reply Daniela August 31, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you so much! I agree with you about inner freedom. Well said. 🙂


  • Reply Comfy Cozy Up August 29, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I like that you “boldly” wear is stunning red dress. Nice post!

    • Reply Daniela August 31, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comment!


  • Reply Gabrielle August 30, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    You stand out SO beautifully in this bold red dress; such a doll! The sheer overlay material is such a sweet detail to the design as well 🙂 Hope you’re having a fabulous week so far!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Reply Daniela August 31, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you Gabrielle! You are too kind! 🙂


  • Reply Eni Abeni September 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Red is a color of love and passion. That dress is amazing and it looks perfect on you. Really nice shooting.
    Have a nice day, kisses from Italy,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Alessandro e Alice per Absorba

    • Reply Daniela October 24, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks so much!

      Have a great day,


  • Reply Ashon Rungsung Stanecka September 1, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    This whole outfit is too gorgeous. You look stunning in this red dress and those shoes are such a killer.

    xo Ashon

    • Reply Daniela October 24, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Aww, thanks so much! So nice of you!


  • Reply Shannon Seaback Snow September 2, 2018 at 9:11 am

    “When I do, it’s not because I hope to get noticed. It’s when I’m not afraid to get noticed.”
    I just love that!!! Shine and don’t care who sees you! You are awesome!

    xoxo Shannon

    • Reply Daniela October 24, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks so much dear for such a lovely comment!


  • Reply Camila Alves September 5, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Gostei da sua postagem, sempre estou visitando seu blog e lendo suas postagens.. Seu blog está salvo em meus favoritos..


    Amo seu blog ❤️ ..

    Meu Blog: Tudo Sobre o Badoo

    • Reply Daniela October 24, 2018 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks so much Camila!


  • Reply mercy September 7, 2018 at 4:36 am

    So much creativity and beauty in this post! Love the stunning look and the red outfit.


    • Reply Daniela October 24, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks so much Mercy! I appreciate all your comments!


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