Invitation To Inspiration duo are Matea (29 years old) and Martina (28 years old). Both of us were born in Split, Croatia.
Martina studied Croatian and English linguistics and literature in her hometown. After high school graduation, Matea went to Venice, Italy where she got her bachelor`s degree, followed by a graduate degree in architecture in Trieste, Italy.
Matea`s photography was our blogging trigger. We didn`t overanalyze the idea of starting our blog. We were complete blog ignorants, which made the whole thing a lot easier for us. When you know nothing, you`ve got nothing to lose.
Our collaboration feels incredibly natural to us. We have never had the need to question it. We`ve been friends for 15 years and share the same aesthetic sensibility. Each of us enjoys complete freedom when creating a post.
Matea is in charge of the architectural posts, Martina takes care of the literature section, while the fashion section is handled by both of us. Matea is the one behind the camera and Martina the one posing in front of it in our authentic posts.
The idea of having separate blogs have never crossed our minds. For us, having a blog makes sense only if we`re doing it together.
Creating the blog has just confirmed what we`ve always known- every aspect of the world around us is inspirational. From the work of famous architects and writers to the creations of ordinary people who live with us and around us.
Finally, we inspire each other and learn from each other which is the most amazing "side effect" of having a blogging partner.
Our professions have gone beyond our daily jobs. Dealing with words, books, blueprints and sketches is our way of life. We do what we love, therefore being and architect and a literature and linguistics professor is inseparable from who we are. We believe people can sense it on our blog.
Fashion is an incredible art form. For us, fashion is an extension of one`s personality. It may sound weird, but very often fashion speaks loudly of who we are and what we feel. That is why we named our fashion section "Mood Mirror".
Today, it is harder than ever to be unique. The trends are global and is very easy to look like a clone. The only way to be unique is to be playful and to dress according to your personality. We build our styles around who we are, not what we wear. Many styles may look similar to each other, but our personalities are what make us stand apart.
This is a tough one! We`ll both go with: indescribable!
Matea is a passionate animal lover and fighter for animal rights. Martina was a screenplay writer for popular Croatian soap opera which she likes to call "daily drama".