If you’ve been following us for a while, we did some interviews with four lovely ladies from different countries! This time, we thought we want something more, not just a Q&A type of article, so during my stay in Budapest I met up with one of the most famous fashion blogger from Hungary, Festy! I found out so many interesting things not only about her, but the whole Hungarian blogosphere! So, if you want to know more about it, read on!
First of all, who is Festy? She is a beautiful, cheerful blogger from Budapest who started her blog 4 years ago, when Hungarian fashion industry was only starting to develop. She read about this concept of fashion/lifestyle blog in a magazine, decided to dig deeper and finally she started her own blog! Isn’t that just amazing? During these years she accomplished a lot of things, she was the face of Marks & Spencer Campaign, she attended fashion weeks (New York and London) plus she is an active blogger, takes part in a lot of Hungarian fashion events, sale shops and workshops! And the best news? Almost everything in Hungary is free! They even have a so-called Design Week where you can sit down and talk to very famous Hungarian designers, take part in workshops where you can create your own bag/accessories, go to very interesting exhibitions. For me this is really weird because here in Romania, if you want to go somewhere, maybe meet up with a famous blogger, you have to pay, and you have to pay a lot. There was a conference/workshop in Cluj where the ticket for 4 days cost more than 100€!!! Isn't that insane?
Anyway, when I heard I won the scholarship to Budapest, I knew I wanted to meet up with some bloggers so I decided to write to Festy, because she seemed like such a lovely girl. When she replied, I was so happy! We went to a very great place called the Szimpla Kert, where we talked hours and hours about our dreams, wishes, about ourselves and other bloggers, about the differences between the two countries and so on.
As almost every fashion fanatic I know, she was fascinated by fashion at a really early age, when all she could ever dream of is what kind of dresses would she sew for her Barbie dolls. Luckily for her, her grandma was a tailor so there were plenty of sewing machines in their home! What an ambitious girl, we have sewing machines as well but somehow we couldn’t learn to work on it even after 20 years! Of course, life has a funny course of action , she studied Cartography and did her PhD as well in the field, but when reaching the top of the top (she developed school atlases for partially sighted students), she had to look for something else that she can fill up her days with – that is when she started the blog!
I asked her about her style as well, because I have seen so many sides of her on the blog. She loves simplicity and hippie lifestyle, so that is what mostly influences her, but as a conscious blogger, she tries out many styles and trends as well. This way her style is constantly developing, changing, and we, as her followers won’t be bored with the same outfits over and over again! Honestly, I am always looking forward to her outfit posts, because they are always different with amazing photos!
If you want to see more of her photos, please check out her blog!