Steve Zissou outfit - Kittenhood

Who? I’m Daria, a freelance blogger and social media consultant recently moved from Romania to Berlin, trying to figure out life and style in an amazing new city. 

What? Save this blog for future reference if you like crafts and independent designers, vintage and retro fashion, cats and other cuddly creatures, the mid-century modern aesthetic, breakfast food, Wes Anderson movies, bikes, picnics, and pastels. I hope to inspire my readers to be down with making their own stuff, to be excited about dressing up, curious about their surroundings, and to never be above trying to tame every single stray (or house) cat. 

When? I’ve started this blog in 2010, as a means of promoting my now-defunct line of handmade accessories. As I became more interested in fashion and my own style, the blog changed, focusing on these aspects. You will now find Kittenhood as a mix of retro fashion and DIY. 

Pics? The photos for this blog are taken either by myself or my photographer boyfriend. We’re currently using a Nikon D800. Please do not reproduce any of the photos you find here without properly crediting. 

Press? Check out some press clippings here

Collab? If you want to sponsor Kittenhood, collaborate or just say what you wanna say, please email me at dariapatrunjel@gmail.com. I am open to your ideas, and I’d be happy to share mine! Just fyi, here’s an example of a product review, an outfit post incorporating a gifted item, and a sponsored post I did in the past. 

Policy? Gifted items are always disclosed with “c/o” (courtesy of) while the occasional sponsored posts will also feature a disclosure. I only accept products that I would buy myself, products that fit my style and blog. The opinions I give in my reviews are my own, not influenced by any brand. Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links from RewardStyle and Amazon, which means I receive a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase after clicking on the respective link. 

 Working from home - Kittenhood

Stuff I’ve been working on:

Clog labels Maguba & Troentorp – 2015/2016 (social media manager, stylist) 

Beauty & lifestyle blog Henry Happened/Hello Natural/Hello Glow – 2012/2016 (contributor, social media manager)

Fashion blog Flash Me –  2012/2014 (official TIFF blogger)

Art magazine Inhale – 2013 (fashion contributor)

Lifestyle magazine Revista Bulevard – 2012 (fashion contributor)

Online boutique Emerging Thoughts – 2012 (social media intern)

Online marketplace Breslog – 2011/2013 (contributor)

Crafts magazine Revista Atelierul – 2010/2013 (contributor and social media manager)

Retro fashion label Shabby Apple – 2011 (social media intern)

Street style blog This Is My Suit – 2010/2011 (street style photographer)

Even more social networks:

Chictopia | Lookbook | Modcloth Style Gallery | PolyvoreSociety6 



  1. Hi! I’m from Hungary and currently I study in Cluj. I’ve found couple of weeks ago a cute sticker on a waste container on the Horea street and taken it away. This sticker is yours. I really like your crafted things, nice to find your blog.

  2. Buna, stiu blogul tau demult si I really really like your creations!
    Te-am adaugat pe blogul meu de brose handmade πŸ™‚
    Daca ai dori sa faci si tu la fel, ti-as ramane recunoscatoare –
    fie cu cel de brose, fie cu cel de moda (you know it), cum doresti.
    Spor la lucru si te pup!

  3. i love the second paragraph of you about page…lol

  4. Te salutΔƒm de la ConstanΕ£a ! Foarte frumos blog πŸ˜€

  5. Hello from Malaysia! In love with your pretty blog. You are so talented.

  6. Hi fellow ModSquad-er! Your blog is gorgeous. I’m looking forward for new posts [:

  7. Hey Daria, great blog! I love cats too! greeting from London!

  8. Greetings from Argentina.
    I am now following your wordpress.

  9. Hi Daria,
    Thanks for reading my blog. You have amazing style and you are inspiring me to chop my hair…. look forward to more goodness!

  10. Hi Daria, I’ve been following your blog for few months. Love your style. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to be inspired by more of your fantastic and inspiring style.

  11. I love reading your blog so I have nominated you for a Lovely Blog Award! http://hannahackroyd.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/a-lovely-blog-award/ πŸ™‚

  12. Hey there ! I’ve just nominated you for WordPress’s “Most Inspiring Blogger Award.” Loving your blog SO much! http://bigbeautifulbold.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/most-inspiring-blogger-award/

  13. Hi! I just discovered your blog, and I love it! It’s cute, fresh. Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  14. Salutari din Danemarca!

    Urmaresc zilnic multe bloguri de pe tot mapamondul insa am fost impresionata de calitatea blogului tau. Am gasit foarte putine bloguri romanesti insa al tau m-a facut mandra ca sunt romanca.

    Felicitari inca odata !

    1. multumesc mult, Mara! πŸ™‚

  15. you are amazing, i love your blog and i’m so glad i found it πŸ˜€ xoxo

  16. How wonderful to meet you! My name is Tamar and I have a blog called I HAVE CAT – thank you for posting to my FB page so I could find your blog. Hope you check my blog out http://www.ihavecat.com

  17. I just found you today! I’m also a cat lover and have 2. I can’t wait to see what you have in store!

    1. Hey Aria, I’m checking out your blog right now!

  18. Your blog is truly one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen on the Internet of late! Congrats on creating such a lovely space.

    1. Thank you so much, Emily! There’s probably no compliment greater than that for a blogger πŸ™‚