Sunday, 30 December 2012

Photos from the past ....

WARNING! Lots of photos!!! 

Old coin made into pendant, belonged to my grand grand grand mother. Year 1872.

(This is only about my mother's grandmother's family.)

Today I went to see my mother's mother, Gabriela, and borrowed from her some of the old family photos. I scanned most of them and I will now post here the ones I found to be the most interesting ones. I will also write some informations about her family:

- in the 15/16th century, my grandmother's family was very rich. One of the male members of the family was awarded and promoted by Matthias Corvinus. Later, other male member fell in love with a poor girl and he decided to marry her - as a result he was disinherited and thus became very poor. The other part of the family, that he left behind, remained rich and they still are - even today they still own several big properties. When my mother and grandmother visited them some years ago (just to share with them what we found about families history), their behaviour was very coldhearted.

- one of my grandmother's brother died only a few months old, during the war. They had almost nothing to feed him with. As a result he fell ill and died. When we visited grandmother's village 7 years ago, I saw his grave. 

- my grandmother's father served in war and was captured and placed in concentration camp. He survived.

- after one of the attacks on my grandmother's village (it was an air raid), her grandmother went out to check if everything is safe. One of the aeroplanes came back and started to shoot at her. She survived only thanks to the trees. She began to run and hid under their crowns. Brave Grand grand grandmother.


My grandmother's mother, Štefania Kováčová, born Hollosy. She was 16 years old when this photo was taken in 1920.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Feathers ....

I really like burlesque and especially dance performances with feather fans. I plan to buy a pair while I'm in England, and learn some routines with it. Here are some videos and some photos:

Sally Rand in action

Hettie Heartache

Burlesque dancer Sally Rand

Noel Toy

Nina Susov at Club Anatole

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Home ... Mrs Peregrine's home for peculiar children.

I returned home to Slovakia on the 19th of December. The train was almost completely empty, which was good, because I had no reservation for my seat, just the ticket. On the 20th I went shopping with my mom. We bought presents for my family, but for ourselves as well. I bought Yves Saint Laurent ELLE parfume (I have been admiring how it smells for several months), cap, gloves, fake glasses from H&M men and MAC BOOK PRO. My old laptop broke down more than a month ago and I was forced to stay at university's library or borrow my boyfriend's one when I wanted to do something for school. It was horrible, haha.

I finished reading Mrs Peregrine's home for peculiar children. The story is very nice and towards the end I could not stop reading and had to finished it at once. So much suspense, haha :D I also loved the pictures, which accompany the story. They are very old, and scary. I have always admired old vintage photos, which have that horror vibe in them. You always have to wonder who were those people, or why did they dress up like that. Were they happy? Did he cheat on her? Was she crazy? I went online and searched for more pictures myself, which is what I use to do rather often, haha. Here are some of my favourites.

(the website I got these from did not include any information about them, but I will try and research the origins of them later)

I have this one as wallpaper on my laptop.

This tattoo's quality is unbelievable

Kirsten Dunst is that you? You have to admit the resemblance is there. :D

Ku Klux Klan members on ferris wheel.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Stomach, snow and tests! Joy to the world ... fetish

So .... much ... snow.... don't you ever STAPH!!!!! Sadly, according to the weather forecast, it will melt. Anyway, this week in the land of Hell:

Wednesday morning horrible stomach pain. I could barely sit in class, almost fainted, and probably failed the listening test (luckily, I did not have to PASS). This resulted in horrible quartet of days of fever, stomach cramps, migraines, etc etc. Yes, brain, why study for the tests? Have a nice horrible sickness instead.

Today I had two tests, tomorrow is another one. The last one of this week. Then two essays and I am done. Home for Christmas.

Also, sharing this:

Miss Miranda shooting with Anna Swiczeniuk for Fabulously Fetish LOOK 1 - by Anthony Ratcliffe Films from Anthony Ratcliffe Films on Vimeo.