What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Couture Elf


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Raluca Cojocaru /Elven Design Art

These are the stunning masks, headdresses, hats, and accessories by Romanian artist Raluca Cojocaru, the founder of Elven Design Art. Not surprisingly, Cojocaru has gotten plenty of attention from local and international publications and productions, including Portuguese Vogue.

I had a great time perusing hundreds of Cojocaru’s photos, but a devil of a time picking my favorites. I love when that happens! As a result, there are quite a lot more photos than usual, but I just couldn’t cut myself off. I want them all!

“I grew up between modern and vintage, magic and science, a place where history marked the architecture of the city and the shape of life.

“My passion for art started when I was 5 years old and I had to play a role at the kindergarten: that would be Snow White. My mom handcrafted me a beautiful white dress made from our window curtain and she embellished it with so much love by adding small blossom roses. It was the most beautiful dress I ever had and ever seen and that’s what still inspires me now!”

I love that her inspiration comes from something her mother made. Come to think of it, something my mother made may have inspired Etsomnia™! (Sorry, Mom.)

You can check out Elven Design Art on their beautiful new website, on their blog, and on Etsy, FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and Tumblr.

All images property of Raluca Cojocaru/Elven Design Art Shop, used with permission.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “The Couture Elf

  1. They are all so gorgeous and joyful! I want them, too!

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  2. There was/is a shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA, USA that sold a lot of various masks. Sorry, I don’t remember the name of the shop. Now to those you posted, I agree I could not eliminate any of them. They are all beautiful works of art.

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  3. Lovely (contemplating what a hat/mask closet might look like).

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  4. I sure hope they are light as they look!

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  5. Wow. Beautifully dramatic. I’m especially drawn to the white one that looks like branches or twigs erupting from a head like glistening antlers. Very Snow Queen.

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  6. Interesting photos. We all should find something about the day and ourselves that’s beautiful. Liked the boat photo. My favorite is: I have a tie there. The photos are all nice but big picture with the woman wearing a mask and the boat photo I really like.

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  7. Okay, these I can see at a wedding.

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