Hello, I’m Ada Pîrvu: 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.
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.
In November 2017 I launched the Classiq shop, inspired by the fascinating world of cinema and by the never-fading beauty of the tangible.
I am also a contributor to The Big Picture magazine.
“Ada writes the blog Classiq, where she funnels her lifelong passion for cinema and her interest in fashion in film, of which she is a fervent proponent as one of cinema’s most far-reaching influences. She is an optimistic by nature, but she hates forced happy endings. Maybe that’s why film noir is her favourite genre. She regards it as a prime contributor to restoring the balance disrupted by the traditional notion of a Hollywoodian happy ending.”
Words I live by:
“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
“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.