EVERY DALB WOMAN HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL
SUCCESS, CHALLENGES AND STYLE FROM REMARKABLE WOMEN
Unlearning patterns and embracing your true self – the most relevant lessons one has to learn. Anamaria Olaș found her path by finding herself in a storm of ideas, preconceptions and social barriers.
''My main struggles were with me.''
ON HER CAREER CHOICE AND STRUGGLES
After graduating Journalism and after a period of struggles and suffering, someone asked me what do I think would make me happy and in one month I became a student again, this time at the Faculty of Theater and Film. My top struggles? The lack of confidence, the fact that I was insecure. The system is flawed, obviously, but the main struggles were within me.
ON HER FAVOURITE THEATER PLAYS
I would recommend going to any play, it's up to you to decide which is worth your time and to form your own taste. But I love everything that is alive and has good bones. I loved Jebeleanu's “Pescărușul” on a more recent note. I saw “Regina Mamă” seven times, but still I can't say I have an all-time favourite.
My favourite is the one I'm walking away after feeling something moved within me. My favourite is the one I just saw and made me fall in love with my humanity, with humans, perfect in our flawed, complex way and with life.
''My favourite play is the one I just saw and made me fall in love with my humanity, with humans, perfect in our flawed, complex way and with life'
ON THE LESSONS LEARNT BY PLAYING SOMEONE ELSE
I learned tons (and I could write endlessly about this) but the most important is what I have unlearned. To try and be someone else in my day to day life. It helped me discover my conditioning. To peel off what doesn't belong to me. To lift off my shoulders what I inherited but it wasn't my choice. I learned that no matter how many people tell you “you are gifted and talented”, it was my own validation I seek. I learned to trust the process. That I am at once whole, healing and a work in progress. It was a stepping stone on my pathway home.
ON COMFORT VS. FEMININITY
I don't feel feminine and I don't feel like myself if I'm not comfortable. Gone were the days when shoes tortured my darling toes and feet.
I love being a woman, I embrace my femininity and being comfortable is paramount for being my true authentic self. Sounds pretentious, but it's not. Trust me.
ON SHOPPING ON IMPULSE OR AS AN INVESTMENT
Both. Lately, I became much more conscious of the things I buy, but once in a while impulse strike and I go with the flow.
DRESS OR PANTS?
A dress. Always and forever.
BLACK OR BLUE?
White. But between these two options, black, for sure. Never blue.
ON THE ROLE OF MAKEUP IN HER DAILY OUTFITS
My make-up is clean and basic. I don't use a lot of products but when I feel the need for extra, I add red lipstick and glitter. A lot of glitter.
ON HER IDEAL LOOK
Naked, on a sunny isolated island, with my arms wrapped around my shoulders, in full acceptance of who I am.