As someone who grew up in Transylvania, part of my Romanian heritage is a wonderful – yet sometimes quirky – baggage of traditions and superstitions. I’ve lived abroad for the last decade but have noticed that younger generations of Romanians are less and less attached to the old ways of doing things (as it should be). Nevertheless, some of these superstitions are so much fun that survive to this day.
I ignore most (like taking three steps back when a black cat crosses your way or throwing salt backwards and sideways for good luck 🙂 ) and my family does too, but there are a select few I cherish. Not because they are true, but because they remind me so much of home, and because they are fashion related (yes, we do have fashion related superstitions!)
The New Year’s Eve night, many Romanians love wearing red – it is believed to bring good fortune and happiness in the new year. Whether or not that’s true, I love wearing a red dress so why not? If red is not your color, you don’t need to choose an entire outfit – a little detail goes a long way. It could be something as tiny as a red hair pin or lingerie, or a red lip.
Eating fish and having money in your purse are other fun superstitions, supposedly making the coming year abundant and rich. But what is most important, my favorite superstition of all, is to celebrate the change of years with loved ones and family, cheerful and grateful. Chances are your New Year will be all that, and more.
So now that you know what I’ll be doing tomorrow night, here are some of my favorite ways to wear red, with some seriously stylish Hollywood ladies.
As we close this year, I would like to thank you all for your incredible support. This blog started out small, with only close friends and family reading but has grown so much during this past year and it all happened because of you and for that I’m deeply grateful. So thank you for stopping by, thank you for leaving a comment and reaching out – I cherish each and every one of you! See you in 2017!
Happy New Year!!!