Daalarna Fashion Show 2018

On 13th April I attended my very first fashion show ever. Hungarian designer Daalarna – Benes Anita introduced her new collection, Sunset. Here is the campaign’s trailer:

This show attracts many fashion lovers every year, so me and my friend bought the tickets when at the exact moment they became available. Normal tickets cost 5000 HUF and VIP tickets were 15000 HUF. First we we went for the normal ones, but at the end of the show we decided to go for VIP next year. 🙂
There were two shows that day, one at 16 pm and one at 20 pm. The gates for the second show opened an hour earlier, so we got there at 19 pm. A huge line was spiraling already but it moved very first. After our tickets were checked, we got an armband and could enter the main room of Millenáris in Budapest.
The catwalk was surrounded by sand to imitate the beach scenes that appears in the trailer. There were 6 rows of beautiful white seats, the first 2 were reserved for VIPs. After securing two seats for ourselves we went around to check out the panels. Dilmah, Vöslauer, Catrice, Air France, Omorovicza Cosmetics were present giving away free stuff. We drank pink Rosé champagne and ate some very fancy swallow-sized food and went back to our seats.

Daalarna stage

The show started with the Sunset Collection’s trailer and then with 40 minutes of awesome music and beautiful dresses followed. First the evening gowns that were mainly blue and purple, then the wedding dresses. Lace and pearls appear very often in Daalarna dresses with flimsy skirts and beautiful detailing. The models’ hair were made like they just got out of the ocean and their make up consisted of sparkly crystals.

At the end all of the models came out together surrounded by applause and the designer herself came out as well.
After the show people could pose with models and in front of a poster.
Everyone got a gift package while going through the gates to get outside. It contained a Vöslauer water, a Catrice mascara, a Persil sample and the contact information of the panels’ owners.

I loved this show very much, can’t wait for next year! ❤

Daalarna official website

‘All the Rage’ fashion exhibition in Wroclaw

In July 2016 I visited the National Museum in Wroclaw where in that time was an extraordinary exhibition of clothes and accessories that has been worn by the elite in the Communist era /1945-1989/. While ordinary costumers couldn’t afford silk dresses or any kind of designer clothing, privileged people of that time followed the fashion trends of Paris. There has been Polish designers and brands who released their collections frequently such as Moda Polska, Cora, Telimena and Dany, their products were unavailable to the public and made only for export. The exhibition was organised by Małgorzata Możdżyńska-Nawotka and Joanna Regina Kowalska and it debuted in Kraków first. According to Ms. Nawotka, ‘It makes an attempt to examine fashion as an area of artistic creation and designers’ creativity’. The exhibited items included dresses, overcoats, jackets, jumpsuits, evening gowns, wedding dresses, hats, clutches and shoes. It was open to public from May to August 2016.

Best fashion movies of all time

  1. It has to be The Devil wears Prada! It takes place at the editorial office of a fashion magazine, Runway and its boss is played by Meryl Streep, whose hairstyle inspired a lot of women when the movie appeared. Anne Hathaway has to adapt to a whole new lifestyle and decide what are the most important things in life. Paris Fashion Week, photoshoots, amazing dresses… a classic!
  2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s dresses take an honourable place at the history of fashion. The little black dress, the beige trench coat, the pink coctail dress and a man’s shirt worn as a nightgown became classics.
  3. Coco before Chanel commemorates how Gabrielle Chanel became the world’s most famous designer. Beginning with a wild woman, who refused to wear a corset and decided to wear pants for riding a horse. She revolutionised the fashion industry.
  4. Sex and the City 1 and 2 are not exactly fashion movies in a serious manner, though we can not avoid them with the amount of Manolo Blahnik’s and designer dresses appearing in both of the movies.
  5. Funny face is about a girl who works in a bookshop and suddenly becomes a model even though her face doesn’t seem to fit in the current beau ideal.  The main characters are played by Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.
  6. Yves Saint Laurent, who first became the assistant of Christian Dior kicks the doors of fashion with his haute couture collection. His best friend and his muse also appears in the film who followed his career from the very beginning.
  7. Coco Chanel from 2008 is a biography based on the designer’s life. The elderly Chanel, who narrates the whole movie is played by Shirley MacLaine.

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! 🙂

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