Sep 28, 2014

My little story about BurdaStyle

"My right side of fashion"

Being a fashion designer was a chose from the heart and not something what I learned. I never finished any fashion design school but my first show I had when I was 16.

I started sewing at the age of 13 and that was the moment when my mom brought me my first BurdaStyle. I was amazed by the magazine. I didn't understand the signs and the patterns at first. I needed books and a mentor to learn how to use the BurdaStyle

When I got 16 my mentor Corina (I don’t remember her full name only her face, I worked with her 2 years in high school) thought me how to read the magazine and what all those signs mean. For my first show I created a casual garment and I used the pattern from the magazine to execute my look. 

[One of  the looks which I created in 2013 using BurdaStyle]

At first it was hard to understand and recreate patterns but with time got easier. There is a quote which my mom use to say: „practice creates the master”. After time the magazine became my mentor.

 A few years back I was a little skeptic about my patterns. I don’t use a dummy or a mannequin. I like to draw directly on the paper without sketching and using any other helping objects and Burda gave me the opportunity to create my garments without using any other tool. I was skeptic because I saw other designers creating their own patterns without any help which took days for them but with time I got used to it. Now I create my own patterns but the basic pattern I take from the magazine. 

When I won last year at the nationals I realized that every collection has 3 or 4 basic pattern pieces which is modified and these basic pieces are building the whole collection. This was my signature for the "Black widow" collection and the jury liked it. 

I applied for the Blogger competition because I wanted to see how my “mentor” likes my work and honestly I was surprised. I’m still impressed by the feedback and also I got a lot of opportunities. I will start a tailoring course called the “perfect fit” tomorrow and I’m really excited about it. 

This magazine offered me everything what I know about tailoring and pattern making. Also they helping me grow, became more successful also motivating me to learn and become stronger.This is BurdaStyle for me: “My right side in fashion.”

Sep 16, 2014

Little black dress

"a little black dress is the essential of all women's wardrobe"

The "little black dress" is considered the basic piece of  a complete wardrobe by many women and fashionistas, who believe that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress which can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible. 

"In 1926 "Coco" Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in American Vogue. It was calf-length, straight and decorated only by a few diagonal lines. Vogue called it "Chanel's Ford". Like the Model T, the little black dress was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue also said that the LBD would become "a sort of uniform for all women of taste"." [wiki] And so happened.

A little black dress is an essential of a wardrobe so for this autumn I created an over designed  LBD which I want to present to you. The dress pattern basically is simple but I wanted something more so I added 100 little pearls which made the whole dress special and sparkly.

For this week we have a little game... Send us a photo with your little black dress and the owner of the best dress will receive a voucher form Style Mile Atelier. Good luck. The competition will be closed on Sunday afternoon.

On this photo shoot participated:

Design: MA
Hair: Markos Ildiko
Make up: Eleonora Buzsa
Model: Bianca Biris
Photo: Fulop Barna, Bandi Andras

Sep 8, 2014

Back to school

"Intelligence is is not a thing you can buy..."

It's September! I don't know what you think when the school starts, but I always hated it. Probably because the educational system was hard on me or I never liked what they tried to teach me. 

Choosing to learn or to be taught is everybody's choice. But what about knowledge? Do we know what we'd like to learn? Or we just do what everybody is doing?

Realizing our existence and knowledge is a point of realizing who we are. Intelligence is not a thing you can buy, it's a thing which you learn.

Experiencing our mind further and deeper, realizing what we want, improving ourselves as a thinking and a logical being is what makes us human. Schools give us the options we need, to choose the direction our lives are heading toward. Knowing more never hurt anybody.

Sometimes teachers, schools, or even life wants to teach us something that we don't care about. At least we think we don't. Everything we learn expands our point of view, and develops our minds.

For this week I chose a perfect look for the first day of school, a little skirt, and the upper part which looks elegant, and also sporty. It will make you feel casual, comfortable and refreshing on an autumn day with a cool breeze in the morning.

Photo shoot participants:

Designer: Mathe Annamaria
Hair: Markos Ildiko
Make-up: Buzsa Eleonora
Photo: Bandi Andras, Studio 8

Aug 25, 2014

Keep your confidence

"beauty is fleeting but knowledge never go's away"

By teaching modelling for young girls I learned a lot about confidence and complexes. A lot of women feel doubtful when it comes to their body or appearance. But the secret for the wow effect never was in the body...

Confidence comes from the heart and conscious mind by taking knowledge who we are and accepting our own personality. Nobody is perfect and no one can do things perfectly that's why we call our self "human".

Man can easily fall for beauty but someone told me that: "beauty is fleeting but knowledge never goes away". Taking confidence and being who you are is the most important of all because you can show others that you aren't afraid and... there is the hidden key.

This concept was inspired from the late 60's. The skirt comes under the knee and the upper part cover's the neck, this way the look is more conservative but the cut on the waist gives a little sexiness. Using this type of proportion for the garment, makes skinny body look good and not make it vulgar or cheap. 

This concept was executed by:
Design: Mathe Annamaria
Hair: Markos Ildiko
Model: Antal Tamara
Photo: Fulop Barna, Bandi Andras, Studio Opt
Old Timer Car: Fulop Imre

Jul 30, 2014

Back in the game

"Styling fast fashion it's like eating fast food regularly...."

I think this will be my motto for a while. It feels good to be back, to reopen my blog and restart my projects. I promise I will fill you up with all the things you lost. 

After I took my pause I decided it's time to make my big stop and rethink what I really want to do in this life. "Sometimes you need to take a step back to step forward..." and that's what I did. 

Opening my first atelier it was like flipping my dream in reality. I was waiting for this moment all my life, and I can't explain that feeling when for the first time I put my key in the door to open the atelier... Funny thing but yeah... I now what you think...and yes keep on smiling because it felt like that...

I was scared to start it honestly and I'm still sceptic about it because taking a commitment and responsibility in life for ever it's not easy. I feel like I got married with my job but also proud achieving it...

Making custom made cloths (or fully hand made) it's different, because you have to work with a costumer directly and you need to make personalized cloths, but when it comes about fast fashion than we talk about standards and uniforms... That's why I created a different collection, not Style Mile usual... I'm keeping my basic idea about office looks, gleam and functionality but I changed my technique.

Stay tuned because soon we will restart the weekly look project and also Style Mile is realising a new collection!

Feb 10, 2014


"when it feels like home..."

After I got home form my try out, I felt miserable. I think everybody experienced such a thing. I had to clear my head and start think about my next step to figure out: What is going to be? What should I do with my life?  So I arranged a trip to my grandparents house. They past away several years ago, but that house is close to my heart. Every time I visit that place, I change, helps me a lot to find my self. It felt like home. 

Every day I took a stroll and I did some pictures which I think are inspiring. Also I did some designs based on those pictures.

My First look was inspired by the panorama: For this look I was thinking to create an overall with a print on the front. I want to reflect the winter on these looks so I decided to add sparkly thermal stones and glitter on the garments.

My next look is base on the show: It's a glitter skirt which reflects the snow surface.

This look is based on some reed. I liked the puffiness of the "flower" and I imagined a nice puff skirt with a nice chic upper part and some stones on it. It's a soft look but also reflects the winter.  

This look was inspired by the sad forest from the village border. When you see a forest in the winter they are simply trees but when you look closely you can see a fabric texture in it. Based on this texture I created this look.

My last look its based on the snow surface. You can see how the light and shadow goes together by creating this nice texture. I waned to use this style on a jacket.   

I hope you got inspired and you can use this ideas next winter. 

Feb 1, 2014

So much for my happy ending...

One door closes, another opens…

I finished my drawings which I needed for the second part of the interview and guess what?...They called me after 3 hours and told me that my design and technical skills aren't good enough. Yeah…I felt like shit…I worked my ass off for this one and they didn't pay me anything… Probably they will use my design but what can I do? Someone told me that “fashion life is a bitch you need to be a bigger one to survive”. After a few months I have to admit that she was right.

Anyway my friend tried to cheer me up by the text: “one door closes, another opens”…I hope he’s right cuz I listened.  I moved back home after 3 weeks, my flat mates aren't happy about it, I miss them already but my life needs to go on. Don’t ever stop if you see a problem, resolve it, if you can’t put it away and fix it later, is that simple…

I need to start to rethink my future and reopen my atelier get more tools. This time I want to concentrate on the sales and get more clients/ collaboration … It’s time to take my work to another level.

Have a nice weekend :D!