February 28, 2013

Madeline and the Dreamcoat

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The other day the snow was falling so gorgeously, I had to ask my sister Anna to go out and take some photos!

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As you can imagine, I ran into a bit of a problem at the beginning of winter how to fit my growing belly into a warm winter coat... Second hand shops came to the rescue! I found this heavy, warm coat with the original 70s paper tags attached, and it's perfect for all belly sizes and it was cheap: win-win-win. And one more win for good measure. :)

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We hung up the camera on a tree to take a picture of both of us, resulting in some fun tilted images. :D

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In other news: It looks like Bobek might arrive soon! Yay! Exciting times!
So... don't be surprised if I take a few weeks leave of the blog. Not that I've never done that before without such a valid excuse. :)

Wearing: thrifted coat, Chinese boots, H&M tights and pullover, 
scarf from an underpass, and I got the gloves from my sister for Christmas.

February 11, 2013

Style Imitating Art: Poppies and Birds

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Hello again, blurred self-shots by the window! :) Well, spring is near and then picture-taking moves outside again, but till then... Let the birds chirp on our fingers!

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And let the flowers bloom! This week's Style Imitating Art's inspiration picture is this watercolour of a poppy, “Prinzessin Victoria Louise Poppy - Papaver orientalis“ by Colleen Parker.


It would have matched nicely with my previous post, but never mind, nothing is lost while one has enough pink flowers in their wardrobe!
A wise rule to live by.
I guess. :)

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Check out the other entries for SIA at Salazar's blog or at Animated Cardigan, and do join as well!

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Wearing: Invázió dress and Chinese boots, H&M Mama trousers, H&M headband, 
handmade ring from a market and I don't remember where the cropped knit is from.

February 5, 2013

Painted Flowers

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These pictures were taken by Zsófi Raffay. She's an amazingly talented and what's more, a very lovely person. I'm so lucky to have had the chance to work with her as a stylist!
So when she offered to take some pictures of me (and my belly), I said yes of course, I'm bringing the cakes. :)

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It wasn't easy though to decide what to wear for my own shoot! I know you saw this dress before, but I like it too much. It's like wearing a painting.

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I know I will treasure these pictures for ever - reminding me of this weird, wonderful and truly blessed period of my life, with a very special guest residing with me at all times. 

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Do check out Zsófi's pictures if you wish to see great portraits and city photos, 
and more... Oh, she has a blog too!

 Wearing: Thrifted dress, H&M Mama tights, H&M flowers.

January 27, 2013

The Footwear Conondrum

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I have to admit I'd love to have worn my tall boots with this outfit.
But something got in the way. :)

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It's never ever crossed my mind before it happened to me, but when you're pregnant, it's really difficult to bend down, basically only possible when your hip is in a certain angle and your legs are spreadeagle. Me and everyone who witnesses me putting socks and footwear on finds this extremely hilarious. :D Please don't ask me for photos though! :)

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So when it came to pulling my tall boots on, I realised it's proving to be a feat on a par with Houdini escaping from a closed tank of water, and taking them off would be verging on the impossible. So here I am, wearing my trusty Docs again... And shhh, I actually also bought a pair of very simple and wide boots that don't even have laces or zips. :)

Wearing: all pre-pregnancy clothes: Thrifted dress, Invázió leggings, Promod cardigan, 
and the aforementioned heroes: Docs.

January 18, 2013

Atrium

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The other night we visited a newly reopened cinema-theatre, the Atrium. Somehow the place itself turned out to be much more interesting than the play we saw. :)

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The building was designed by Lajos Kozma and was finished in 1937, a simply wonderful Art Deco or rather Bauhaus building, the first one in Budapest designed specially to house a cinema. The metal structure underneath was something very modern at the time!

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As many buildings in Budapest, it had an interesting history, though after some very eventful years before and after the war, including a stint as a slaughterhouse (!) when Budapest was under siege, it reopened as a cinema again. After it was bombed, a huge sign was put up saying: "People of Buda! Please bring a brick each to rebuild the Atrium! It's your cinema!" :)

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Jump ahead a few decades and see Atrium slowly disintegrate as the years pass... It was closed for a good while, so the renovation process last year took months, but now the cinema-theatre almost looks like it used to in the 30s, a very special space indeed. It houses a theatre now but films are also shown from time to time.

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We saw a Martin McDonagh play, The Lonesome West. Well, I wrote my MA thesis on Hungarian stage productions of McDonagh's Irish plays. I still think he's a genious, and I'm still happy with my choice of a thesis topic, so I just cannot give up watching them. :)

The same director had a previous version of this play on in another Budapest theatre, and actually I'd love to know why he wanted to redirect it again... Personally I thought it was better the first time around. Still, theatre is theatre and good plays are good plays, so it was great to go!

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A few more details from the lobby...

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The black and white are so striking with the orange... It's hard to believe how daring some of the 30s designs were!

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I think these pillars are my favourite, with the interesting light fixtures... And all the mirrors... Wish I could see how the flats looked like above in the 30s! Someone planning on inventing time travel...?

Pictures by Marco, edited by me.
Wearing: thrifted dress you saw in the previous post, Jeans Club jumper, 
Topshop skirt, H&M tights, Laoni bag from Jojó Art Shop, Docs.

January 14, 2013

Style Imitating Art - The Curator

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My sister thinks this dress is something a museum curator would wear, so it's a fitting one to start a new project with!

I've been following Jess' blog, Animated Cardigan for a very long time now and she and a blog friend, Salazar set up the Style Imitating Art series, where they allow themselves to be inspired by a work of art they choose, and dress up accordingly.

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This time the painting in focus was a Klimt piece, who I really really love, namely The Portrait of Emilie Flöge, so I decided to finally take part. :)


I wish I had a dress just like hers...
You can check out all the other bloggers and their inspired outfits at Salazar's blog soon -we're in very different timezones, so I guess a few hours after my post is up. :)

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These rings are handmade by a friend of mine who I've known since we were both 6! She became a very talented jewellery maker specializing in enamel and copper. I've made the earrings. :)

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Wearing: Thrifted dress, handmade jewellery from Jojó Art Shop, 
H&M Mama tights, Chinese boots.