January 1, 2014


Janina Nectara, Fashion Avec Passion, Happy New Year

Oh, my! Time flies so fast! Already 2014…

I have never counted anything in my life, not even the change received after buying something, but at the end of each year I’ve always had a strange feeling of being able to acomplish more and yet not having enough time to do everything I had in mind.

And then I decided to take a moment and start writing down all the major events of the year and all the magical moments that make me say a big loud THANK YOU to all the people that made it happen!

It’s more like a psichological action that gives me strenght, shows me that 2013 was actually an outstanding year that I have all the reasons in the world to be grateful for. It validates the fact that I am on the right path and encourages me to look with huge excitement to the new year.

  • First of all I would like to show my gratitude to the amazing team of TABU MAGAZINE. It is a great honor to be the fashion editor of one of the best sold Romanian lifestyle magazines and to have the opportunity of monthly sharing my fashion experiences with over 30.000 readers and more than 200.000 online visitors. Thank you for believing in me!


  • 2013 has been the year when I met the wonderful DIOR BEAUTY team. Thus my makeup during Milano Fashion Week was provided by Dior. In terms of beauty I have decided to call this special Fashion Week, Dior Beauty Week! And it really was a week filled only with beauty!


  • February 2013 came with a high fashion premiere: the GIORGIO ARMANI F/W 2013-2014 womenswear fashion show was live streamed on Fashion Avec Passion, straight from Milano Fashion Week. Such a wonderful collection, such a blissful moment on FAP!


  • I have been traveling a lot, mostly in Paris, Milan & London, but also exploring different parts of Asia, attending sensational events, where I was blessed to meet and get inspired by some of the world’s fashion gurus: Manolo Blahnik, Roberto Cavalli, Rachel Zoe, Nicola Formichetti, John Richmond, Alberto Moretti. What a thrill!


  • In 2013 Forbes Magazine listed my name among FORBES 30 Under 30 Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Romania. It was just as terrific as receiving a shiny gold decoration!


  • In June Fashion Avec Passion prepared a great surprise for all the men who love fashion, live streaming directly from London catwalk the  BURBERRY PRORSUM S/S 2014 menswear fashion show. A historical moment, being for the first time when Burberry showcased its menswear collection back home, after a decade of showing it in Milan.


  • During Milano Fashion Week, I was extremely enchanted to co-star in BLOGGERS LOVE ARMANI, the super fun video realised by the leading women’s weekly publication in Italy, Grazia Italia, in collaboration with Armani – the brand that will always have a special place in my heart.


  • Meanwhile, I was featured in VOGUE MEXICO VIP’s of Milano Fashion Week, during ROBERTO CAVALLI fashion show. And Cavalli definitely knows how to treat its guest like starts, blending an exceptional fashion fairy tale adorned with red carpet dresses, opulent jeweleries and glam defile like no other.  So dreamy!
  • And there are a few more things to be appreciative: the sensational collaborations, backstage interviews or front row invitations to the shows coming from fashion brands: Lardini, Aquilano.Rimondi, John Richmond, Pinko, Frankie Morello.


  • This year, I attended my first Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in Milan after the one in Paris two years ago. And I must admit that Italians do it better! With sparkling cocktails, hip music, thousands of fashionistas and top fashion. Most of the Fashion Houses created particular fashion items, specially for VFNO: Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine, Blugirl, Frankie Morello, Byblos, Cesare Paciotti, Just Cavalli, M Missoni and also Ferrari and many others… A total fashion-madness!


  • At the end of the fashion season, a phenomenal parade of fashion events materialized on Fashion Avec Passion. Burberry, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Ermanno Scervino broadcasted their S/S 2014 fashion shows LIVE on FAP. Absolutely surreal watching every day a new sensational runway show in real time!


  • Currently, I am working on engaging my forces into empowering women, being Gucci’s Romanian Ambassador of the Chime For Change global initiative. Trying as much as I can to help and promote all over the world and to all my readers this admirable humanitarian worldwide movement co-funded by Frida Giannini, Beyonce and Salma Hayek.


Thank you to all the awe-inspiring people who believed in me and made all this happen!

Thank you very much for the wonderful support to the Romanian editions of: Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Beau Monde, Tabu, Tonica and also to Realitatea.net, Incont.ro, MoneyChannel.ro, RomaniaTV.ro!

But the biggest event therefore the biggest earning of the year is that YOU are here, reading this and maybe other of my articles, reason for which I THANK YOU ALL for being my friends!


Janina Nectara