Wednesday, November 30, 2011


These are the things cheering me up at the end of an awful, foggy and grey November day.

1) cuddling with Lulu on the couch while watching the latest episode of Gossip Girl
2) My latest DIY project, a cute crochet collar sewed to a grey sweater
3) The lovely JC Lanas ordered online I just cannot wait to arrive
4) David facetiming me from India (no photo:)


Gosh, I'm exhausted! I never thought being a single dog mom can be so hard. Especially with a demanding dog like Lulu.
I wake up early and instead of having a long and lazy latte on the couch, I'm grabbing my coffee, I'm combing my hair while washing my teeth to make sure I have enough time to exercise Lulu and shoo my guilt away that I'm leaving her home for the whole day. During my day at the office I try to be as effective as I can, shortening my lunch break to avoid staying in late and then back at home we rush down to have a long long walk and play a lot with other doggies to make sure Lulu is fine.
God, it's so much different when David is around! He is taking her to his office every day and Lulu is always with him when he is cruising around the city during the day.
I'm absolutely sure now she is happier with him. And probably she misses him as much as I do.

This is what I was wearing on this hectic and very cold November day:
vintage maxi skirt, H&M turtleneck and an amazingly warm faux fur vest.

Need some sleep now.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

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I really love these photos. Today we went to my grandparents' little village for family lunch and I wore this beautiful blue vintage cape. I love the contrast of the vibrant blue and red and the fall nature. I won't say that I did not use Lars von Trier's Melancholia's opening titles as inspiration.
Photographed by my beloved sis.
This is what I wear:
Vintage blue cape, knitted top, abstract print skirt, Mango heels.



I'm the sort of people adoring to have company and the one happier to cancel invitations and programs when I finally want to be on my own. This is how I feel safe. Being alone means facing your ego, your fears and your neverending thoughts. You can easily put the volume down by switching on the TV or going online. But the bravest thing to do is just listening to them and then let them go. This is what I'm going to do in the next 2 weeks. David is in the other part of the world and for sure I'll have tons of programs that I can cancel, I'll also try to spend some time on my own. And listen. At least when Lulu is not licking a giant bone next to me on the couch.

This is what I'm wearing: vintage white blouse and knitted top and denim shorts, DIY bow, white lace socks and black wedges.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Hey, hey-hey! I'm was in a very TGIF mood yesterday as it was my nameday and it was black Friday in the US. It's the day when the official xmas shopping season is kicking off so all the big brands offer insane promotions. In the past few years given that my office is in a loft really out of the city I became a frequent online customer, I not only save a lot if time and get myself really cool stuff from shops and brands not available here but I also adore the excitement I feel when my parcel arrives! Yesterday a dream came true as there was a huge discount at, a site offering beautiful designer shoes and I bought my first pair of Jeffrey Campbell! Wow, you cannot imagine how excited I am about them!!! I'll make sure ti share it with you as soon as they arrive!
Oh, and this is what I was wearing on this beautiful day: vintage striped sweater, jeans from Zara, vintage leopard belt and fur coat.

Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I have a new favourite fruit. I cannot believe it took me so much time to discover it! It's so special, I almost feel like eating a jewellery. It's a fruit you cannot just simply slice and eat, it has it's trick. The thick and hard skin is protecting the real gem, the ruby red pearls. Instead of using a knife, use your bare hands, you can break it into small pieces and get to the juicy seeds easily. Mmmm, and it's so rewarding! And it's not only yummy but contains tons of antioxidants, a great weapon to fight this chilly weather and smog!


Yesterday a new place was added to my list of dog friendly restos and cafes in Budapest. It's the newly opened bar/cafe/club called GMK in Gozsdu udvar. The place is not only perfect for an after-work drink and gossip exchange but also ideal if you have a 4-leg companion with you.
Yesterday night Lulu was just shameless, she felt a bit clingy so she ended up sitting on one of the chairs, resting her head on the table. In less then one hour almost half of the clientele stopped by to pet her!!! I wouldn't say she did not enjoy it!

Besides this place here is a short list of places we usually go to if we have Lulu with us:

Cafe Kör
El rapido
Okay Italia
Cafe Vian
Hummus bar

Bar Ladino
Kadarka Wine Bar

Any tips for other dog friendly places in Budapest?


Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hello darlings, I'm so happy to show you this magnificent vintage ethno dress, it's a combination of beautiful floral prints and has a lovely handmade embroidery on its front. There are only 3 days left and David is going away for 2 weeks, this will be our longest time apart yet, I try not to emerge in self-pity and think about all the nice things I will do with my sis and friends. but he is still here, gotta go and make some nice dinner!
What about apple pancakes with cinnamon?

Monday, November 21, 2011


It’s an ugly, grey and freezingly cold Monday morning, your alarm beeps at 7 am, you can barely open your eyes and then, under the shower you are thinking why not to turn this depressing and gloomy morning into something crazy and fun?
That was the point when I decided to wear it. It’s been winking at me from the garderobe for days and its moment has finally arrived. The Clown Coat.
That is my armor today, that is how I will fight the Monday morning blues and the grumpy faces and some bitchy people around me.
May the Clown Coat be with me!
This is what I wear: vintage Clown Coat, vintage Fabergé high waist denim skirt, vintage striped tee, nanushka hoodie top, Asos wedges.
Have a wonderful week, mes belles!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


You know this feeling, right? When you’re back to your hometown and all seems so familiar and stirs up so many long forgotten memories. Today I did this travel back in time when walking along the main square of my city with my teenage years best friend, Szilvi, sipping on mulled wine and laughing out loud remembering to all the mischiefs we did together. I was really happy that after Budapest and Berlin, the third Szimpla, a really cool bar, now opened in Vac, so we took a chance on checking out the place. It’s an old, shabby baroque downtown house turned into a ruin pub, with a tastefully designed garden and interior, and a lovely girl serving yummy mulled wine. It’s really worth a visit if you’re passing by! I wore my vintage fur jacket, my vintage Levi’s short, Asos boots and a vintage leather bag.


Saturday, November 19, 2011


Here are the latest vintage treasures added to the garderobe today, mes belles. Please note that the lovely print dress in the middle is a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress in excellent condition.
I’m so excited, I have to make a selection of clothes for an upcoming mashkulture event. It’s going to be a market so if you love vintage clothes, you’ll get the chance to buy them there. More details to follow soon!

Friday, November 18, 2011


* A N N E   O F   G R E E N   G A B L E S*
I know, mes belles, it’s getting a bit boring, having my daily outfit inspiration from a child novel for the second time now, but it’s so true, Anne of Green Gables was an absolute favourite character of mine as a child, her whole world was soo romantic that I was craving to do the same things, I even wanted to move to Prince Edward Island in Canada, I checked it on the map.
When I had to give my re-localization plan up, I tried to imitate the same things at my grandparents little village, I was so impressed how Anne loved the nature that as a dedication I went on hour long walks in the surrounding forests talking to the trees and birds and freaking my poor grandparents out who had no clue where I disappeared.
Even though I did not become a French teacher and my love’s name is not Gilbert Blythe and we are not living in a charming little village in the 1880s, I still love to play with the thought (and the dresses).

So here is today’s outfit, mes belles, worn in the smog covered Budapest, an adorable vintage Laura Ashley flannel dress with a romantic rose print.
Vintage coat & scarf, the hat is from H&M.

I hope you’ll all have a lovely weekend!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


mes belles, I couldn’t resist to share this photo, it’s just too cute, really. Take a pug, preferably Lulu, combine her with the cutest baby born this fall, his majesty, Beni, the second prince to our girlcrew, and tadaaam, you get the too cute to be true photo as a result.
This was the first time Lulu saw a baby and she was convinced that we brought her home a new buddy, it was not easy to stop her from jumping on Beni and licking his face all over.
They’ll be nice mates in a few months!
Gotta sleep now, too much work these days, mes belles. My face is like a wirn out tee, crave my beautysleep.
nightnight and xoxo,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Here are, mes belles, the most beautiful new vintage accessories added to the garderobe. The bracelets are made of copper & bone and they were found at a lovely thrift shop close to our home. The sunglasses have a true ’70s style and I found them at the flea market. Hope you’ll love them as much as I do.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This is today’s outfit photo, mes belles, I’m so sorry that i was not able to photograph this lovely vintage skirt without the ugly coat, but I was late from work as usual and it was too cold to take it off outside! hope you’ll still love the small details like the chocolate colour floppy hat and the so Sophia Loren vintage sunglasses!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Oh, mes belles, it’s insanely cold these days in Budapest. Seriously. I can feel it in my bones. Which is not good news as it is probably an early sign of a future rheumatism. Niiice. But really, I was talking to a friend currently living in Moscow and he had this story about an old lady who prefered winter in Moscow to Budapest. She was convinced that there is a winter wind in Budapest that goes right under your skin and no fur coat or cossack hat can protect you! It’s so true. These days I lost my dressing-up appetite a bit and I feel more like wearing flannel pyjamas and watching Modern Family whole day. Instead of doing this I have to work my #ss off as the final countdown has begun, in 4 weeks time we are going on our annual holiday to a far far far away destination and there’s so much to take care of before that!
Gotta go and do some very important stuff now, so take care mes belles, and please please forgive me not posting regularly these days. It’ll all change once. And here is a lovely photo taken @ Fridge winter festival the other day, Lulu was with us, but I took her in my bag as it was too crowdy. Please note the beautiful vintage fur coat I’m wearing.

Friday, November 11, 2011


hello mes belles, it’s officially winter time in Hungary! Yesterday temperature dropped by almost 10 degrees and it’s so cold that I needed to get my warm wintercoats out of the garderobe quickly to save myself from freezing to death on my way to the office.
It was just Thursday so not the BIG bright lettered FRIDAY, I had a lovely program waiting for me at the end of the day: the first night of the 4-day winter festival taking place at the beautiful more than 100 year old ice rink in Budapest. Armed with many layers of clothes and spicy hot wine I had a really great time, dancing @ a Parov Stelar live concert is always warming you up. I was laughing with my friend Barbara as the last time we saw the band at BalatonSound summer festival, it was soo sizzling, we were almost melting and we were dancing in the front row in bikinis and the singer was sprinkling the audience with a hose-pipe!!!

I was wearing a royal blue hooded wintercoat, a giant vintage sweater, my mum’s vintage fur cossack hat and oldgold leggings from H&M.
Have a lovely weekend, mes belles!


Friday, November 4, 2011


Mes belles, today is a very important day because it was the 4th November when the sweetest creature on Earth, the cutest pug in town, Lulu was born.
Lulu is 2 today and she is a true blessing, completely changed our lives and she is a true member of our family.
I remember how I’ve been begging David for a dog for ages and every time I opened a birthday or Christmas present I cannot say I was not a little bit always disappointed that it was not a dog. Then we had this serious, adult-like conversation and David said I could have a dog if it was MY dog and MY responsibility. It’s a long-term decision. I knew it was true. Having a dog is not only costly but requires true dedication, cosistence and time. They say having a dog is only for those that cannot be talked out of it.
When we finally agreed on all the conditions of keeping a dog I already knew that I wanted a pug. It’s the cutest breed on Earth and it’s not only suitable for those living in the city and not having a garden (sleeping 14 hours a day) but it’s also the most sociable creature, getting on so well with children and other animals. I’m not saying that proper training is not needed but today Lulu is dog we can take to restaurant or basically anywhere knowing that she’ll be fine and everyone will just love her.
Here are the cutest photos of her childhood, mes belles.
Happy birthday big girl, it’s your day!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Mes belles, here is the photo project I mentioned in my earlier post. Our super-talented photographer friend has this amazing concept, he is taking the photo of his friends in their homes and he is going to shoot the same bunch of people in their living space in 5 and then in 10 years. It’s a project that takes time but ends up in the most interesting album ever.
Wouldn’t you want to picture yourselves in 5 and oh, my God, in 10 years?!
It’s giving me goosebumps to be part of the project, it’s a real time-capsule!!! You can check out his incredible collection of Friends in their homes’ here.
The photos you can see in this post are our living room, my vintage garderobe and David’s studio & playground. I’m so in love with our apartment, it’s on the top floor of a really old building and all you can see from our ivy framed windows are old, shabby rooftops with old, curvy tiles. It’s a small piece of Paris.
We’ve been living here for 2 years and even if we are paying a fortune on mortgage each month, it’s a piece of our own and it makes us happy. We are happy to share it with our dog, Lulu and 2 canary birds.
And I’m absolutely sure (even if this time-capsule thing is freaking me out a bit) no matter where we will live in 5 or 10 years we will still be us and happy.