Classiq is an online journal that celebrates cinema, culture, style and storytelling – a thought-provoking source of creativity and inspiration.
Classiq is about film, because film is Ada’s biggest passion and because, as Martin Scorsese says, movies open doors and minds. Because movies move you, transform you, change you, inspire you, fascinate you, make you dream.
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, with an emphasis on sustainability and living life as a conscient choice. It is about real style, inspired by real people, real life, functionality, memorable moments.
Classiq is also a place of meeting: with artists, photographers, 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.
The online boutique shop.classiq.me, recently launched, is inspired by the fascinating world of cinema and by the never-fading beauty of the tangible. It is an opportunity to bring some of Ada’s personal ideas and cinema experiences to life and to present them in a new, wider context. It is a movie stories shop, 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.
Ada is also a contributor to the film magazine The Big Picture, she has written for THE ARTBO magazine, and her fashion in film articles have repeatedly been cited in The New York Times, The Guardian and The Washington Post.
“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.” The Big Picture magazine
A Place in the Sun original poster art, an exclusive Classiq-Irina Perju collaboration
Words to live by:
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” e.e.cummings
“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
“Have more than you show. Speak less than you know.” William Shakespeare, King Lear
“When we are no longer children, we are already dead.” Constantin Brâncuși
“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
“I don’t go by nighttime dreams because it’s daydreaming that I like.” David Lynch
“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
Plein soleil original poster art, an exclusive Classiq-Irina Perju collaboration