At home

It all started with me getting a beautiful bouquet of red roses. I instantly wanted to capture their beauty and while doing it, I’ve not only got to try out all the functions of my Nikon camera, I was having all the time I wanted to practice and I had a lot of fun doing it. After perpetuating the roses, I moved on to other things in my apartment. An orchid, a shell, a statue…
The take home message is that you don’t have to go far to find great topics for your pictures and that you should practice as much as you can to have progress later on. And don’t forget to find while doing it!

 

10 rules of always being stylish

1. Never wear more than 3 colours at the same time.
2. A hat or a scarf can make a whole new outfit.
3. If you are wearing tight jeans, your upper clothing should be loose and vice versa.
4. Make sure to wear nice underwear and tights every day.
5. Hoodies (or anything with a zipper in front) and soft bottoms are for the gym or for at home.
6. Instead of wearing fake labels, make sure to invest in good quality key pieces.
7. Huge prints scream for attention.
8. Never mix silver jewelry with gold at the same time.
9. Don’t wear too much jewelry. Choose between a watch or a bracelet. Moderate earrings and a necklase can work together though.
10. Have a signature look that is typical for you.

Favourites of January 2018

The first month of the year has already passed… Wait! Whaaat?
Let’s see what I was up to in my free time!

Book experience of the month:
First I read a book about Hungarian artist’s love stories (Festői szerelmek) from a Hungarian literature historian, Krisztián Nyári, it was very interesting.
The next one was Vivienne Westwood written by her and Ian Kelly. The book starts with describing the preparations of Paris’s Fashion Week, so it’s a must read to all fashionistas!

Audiobook experience of the month:
This month I continued Harry’s adventures in Harry Potter and the Triwizard Tournament and I realised that if I had to choose my favourite book from the series, it has to be this one or the third book. It’s beacuse they are not so dark as the books following, but still we went to more adventures with Harry already and we know all the characters.

Movie experience of the month:
If you are looking for a very funny action movie, The hitman’s bodyguard will be perfect for your taste. Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds are hilarious!
Inspired by my new chapter, I watched some of my favourite fashion movies, Sex and the City 1 and 2 and of course, The Devil wears Prada. All of them had been a great inspiration for me.
And the last movie I saw was Jumanji from 1995 with the darling Robin Williams. It made me think, how future generations will react to this year’s movies that we consider very spectacular. Where will the film industry develop?

Cinema experience of the month:
And the reason I watched the old Jumanji movie because I saw the new one in the cinema. I was looking for relaxation and I got it! It had been shot in a very scenic place and it actually turned out to be more fun than I thought.

Series experience of the month:
I saw Kit Harrington’s mini series, Gunpowder about Guy Fawkes’ and a group of Catholics who attempted to blow up the House of Lords and kill the king.
The other series I saw is called Dark and if I had to resemble it to an other series, it would be Stranger Things, but the German version of it. Although it has time travelling and more characters. 

Theatre experience of the month:
There is a series in REÖK Palace in Szeged that commemorates the most famous Hungarian painter’s love stories. This month it was Mihály Munkácsy.
I also went to see Amadeus in the National Theatre in Szeged. It was written by Peter Shaffer and I’m a huge fan of this drama. I saw it first in the Katona József Theatre in Kecskemét and I saw the movie from 1984.

Photography experience of the month:
It has to be that Friday when I was shooting ballet classes. Click here to find out more about it.

Music experience of the month:
This month I was listening to French music: Édith Piaf, Francoise Hardy, Jacques Brel, Zaz, Indila, Chloé Stafler.

Drink experience of the month:
My friend, Helen from Taiwan surprised me by sending Taiwanese tea for my birthday, because she knows about my tea obsession. It has been a wonderful surprise! 🙂

My skincare routine

Before we go further, let’s get some things straight. First of all, I have to state that everyone should use skincare products that suits their skin type. Mine is dry and sensitive, so if yours isn’t, don’t take advice from my habits. If you don’t know your skin type yet, consult with a dermatologist. And the second thing is, this is not a sponsored post.

Every morning when I wake up, I wash my face with cold water. It may sound harsh, but it wakes and freshens me up. After drying it with a clean towel, I use a face cream called Love Nature Gel Cream that contains aloe vera from Oriflame, because it hydrates my skin well. In the evening, I use Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water to remove my mascara and I also use it for cleaning my face. When I’m taking a shower, I always wash my face with a simple soap to clean my pores. After that I put on the same cream I used in the morning. Twice a week I use Garnier’s Pure Active Exfobrusher. For other parts of my body I use Nivea Care Intensive Pflege. I have to take special care of my hands because I have to sterilize it many times a day, so before I fall asleep I put Nivea Creme on my hands. In the summer, I use La Roche-Posay sunscreen that has 50 sun protection factor.

What else can you do to take care of your skin?
Don’t smoke.
Don’t go to solariums.
Don’t get sunburnt a lot because it increases the risk of having melanoma.
Hydrate your skin inside and outside by drinking enough water every day and buy using hydrating products.
Don’t use too much mascara. Or if you do, make sure to remove it completely every night.
Sleep at least 7 hours a day.

Super healthy and yummi garnish recipe

What you will need?
– 0.5 kg of potatoes/carrots/turnips/beetroots/sweet potatoes
– 1 coffee-spoon of salt
– 1 coffee-spoon of pepper
– 1 tablespoon of oil

How can you prepare it?
Prepare your oven for 200 degrees.
After cleaning and peeling all the vegetables, take a large bowl and put the salt, the pepper, the oil and the vegetables in it. Mix them well together.
Take a large frying pan and put baking parchment into it.
Roast it for 40 minutes. For checking out its readiness, stick a toothpick into the vegetables.

Why is it great?
You only need 4 ingredients and it is super easy to make.
It’s much healthier than real French fries.

Fashion books I.

If you are interested in famous designer’s lives: 

Henry Gidel – Coco Chanel
Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly – Vivienne Westwood
Patrizia Gucci – Gucci
Patrizia Gucci – Charme
Laurence Benaim – Yves Saint Laurent

If you want to know more about French chic:

Inés de la Fressange – Parisian Chic: A Style Guide
Caroline de Maigret, Anne Berest, Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan – How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
Tish Jett – Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance

If you are interested in the history of accessories: 

Carmel Allen – Handbag: To have and to hold

 

 

The basic clothes every woman should own

Although I believe everyone has to find her own style, I still think there are some wardrobe essentials that are must-haves. They are great to combine and by selecting your personal favourites with a twist, it will give you the ‘forever stylish but unique’ look.  

‘For ups…’:
– a white shirt
– a black silk blouse
– a black and white striped blouse (Because it’s great for combination.)
– something blue (A shirt made of jeans, for example, because this colour looks great on everybody.)
– a pullover that has the perfect fit and perfect colour (For example, I have very plain skin and dark hair and to these features I can’t put on anything pastel, because that would made me look even paler. Instead I prefer vivid colours like red, green and blue.)
– a tweed jacket or blazer
– a jacket made of jeans
– a trench coat (Mine is green one from Marks & Spencer with buttons in the front and it is slim at the waist.)
– a winter coat

‘…and for downs’: 
– the perfect jeans (This item requires the most consideration, because it is the most frequently used one.)
– a pair of black trousers
– a pair of white jeans/trousers for spring/summer
– a pencil skirt (Mine is a black leatherette that is high waist and shin length.)

And what about shoes…?
– black high heels
– ballerinas
– moccasins or Oxford shoes for longer walks
– sandals
– leather boots

…and accessories?
– pearl earrings
– a statement necklace
– a watch
– a scarf for winter and one for autumn and spring
– a bag for everyday use
– a clutch for formal occasions