Hello, I’m Ada Pîrvu: film, book and photography lover, seeker of genuine style and tennis fan. Welcome to Classiq, an online journal that celebrates cinema, style, culture and storytelling – a thought-provoking source of creativity and inspiration.
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, 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 in our interviews.
But, ultimately, Classiq is about living a well-cultured life, one in which dreaming and storytelling play center role.
At the end of 2017, I launched the Classiq shop, inspired by the fascinating world of cinema and by the never-fading beauty of the tangible. It is an opportunity to bring some of my ideas and cinema experiences to life and to present them in a new, wider context. The shop is truly a celebration of films and storytelling that, paired with product and craftsmanship, wants to bring a new appreciation for artistic expression and authentic beauty.
I am also a contributor to the film magazine The Big Picture.
“Ada writes the online journal 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
“When we are no longer children, we are already dead.” Constantin Brâncuși
“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
” ‘To fit in’ is to give up your mind in favour of your position.” John Cassavetes
“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