Hello, I’m Ada: film, book and photography lover, seeker of genuine style and tennis fan. Classiq is the place where I share my fascination with cinema, my take on style and my conversations with inspiring people.
Classiq is about film, because film is my biggest passion and because movies open doors and minds. It is firstly about classic film, because this is what sparked my interest in and my love for cinema, but it’s about contemporary film, too, because there are still plenty of good and great movies made today, you just have to look harder to find them. I am an optimistic by nature. But I hate forced happy endings. Maybe that’s why film noir is my favourite genre. I regard it as a prime contributor to restoring the balance disrupted by the traditional notion of the Hollywoodian happy ending.
Classiq is about style, too, in many of its forms. It’s about personal style in all its complexity – permeating all aspects of one’s life – and about personal dressing style, too, because I do believe it’s important to put some thought into it every morning. It is about real style, inspired by real people, real life, functionality, inspiring personalities, memorable moments. Meant to be worn in the real world, and an expression of yourself and of your way of living.
Classiq is also a place of meeting: with artists, designers, writers, makers, style makers, amazingly talented and inspirational people, who are kind enough to open up and tell their stories. It is what inspires and motivates me and keeps me writing this blog.
Thank you for stopping by.
Note: I am also a contributor to The Big Picture magazine.
“Looking good isn’t self-importance, it’s self-respect.” Charles Hix
“I had a marvelous life – I always stuck to my dreams.” Diana Vreeland
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” E.E.Cummings
“Creativity has much to do with experience, observation and imagination, and if any one of those elements is missing, it doesn’t work.” Bob Dylan
“Be kind. Be on time. Take the work seriously – don’t take yourself too seriously.” Tom Hiddleston
“If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.” Luis Buñuel
PS: My blog’s black cat mascot was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s film To Catch A Thief.