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