March 20, 2012

Illustrated Shoot - The Leprechauns Made Me Do It

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Obviously they like pixies, so they persuaded me to get the new haircut. Altough I don't blame them at all, as I love it more and more. Drying my hair takes two minutes, and I don't wake up every morning with what looks like a stack of hay that was thrown at me randomly.

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I have a lot to thank the Leprechauns for, or Irish mythology in general, as I ended up at English major at the University I attended because of a really inspirational musician, who plays in an Irish band called Bran, who held storytelling evenings in Budapest. It turned out he has a lecture at my university every week and I decided it must be a good place if studying there involves Irish folk tales.

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So I proceeded with my Irish Studies and met my Boyfriend through it all, and we travelled to Ireland together... The Aran Islands are still my dream destination, a wonderfully magical place, where mythological creatures frolick around the stone fences, unseen but felt by the random tourist.

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I was gonna post these pictures somewhat earlier but fell ill so I couldn't finish the drawings till now - a bit of a belated St. Patrick's Day! I could just say it was because of the Leprechauns... Let's say it was. :)

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 I thought three different types of lace would look good together, hence the all-black outfit. Hope you can sort of see!

Wearing: Thrifted top and skirt, H&M scarf, gifted belt, Deichmann shoes, primark headband.

Pictures and drawings by me.

43 comments:

Annie said...

Love your little leprauchauns...and that bow headband is too cute! Ireland is on my list of places I want to go :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Nikki || The Ginger Diaries said...

hihihi, that last one is so cute! Yor scarf is so pretty :) I hope you are feeling better? xo Nikki

Kira said...

This is so fun, love your little leprechauns!

fashionforgiants said...

Oh, Madeline. You and your new haircut are just gorgeous. I absolutely love it.

Good for the leprechauns for encouraging this look!

Loren Cline said...

I love the lace and OMG your leprechauns are totally adorable. I read way to many fairy tales as a kid and was seriously enamored with all thing 'pixie' also, now you know. Short hair is AWESOME.

Caroline said...

I love folk tales too, you've made me want to go read some irish ones :D the lace outfit is so pretty, i like the photo with the little leprechaun pulling on your scarf, hehe! xxxx

Shybiker said...

What a cute look! I especially like the bow in your hair. Very attractive.

Lasalleariane said...

Awwwwww! What a cute post Madeline!
Again i love you hair
Mine is short as well and it takes 5 mins in the morning to fix it
Isn'tt great
Lovely outfit, i especially love the shoes
A monochromatic look always looks good
You look good in black

Ariane

Gabaldrina1685 said...

great look! I love your skirt lace, is beautiful!!!
regards.

Gabaldrina1685 said...

Sorry I mean, skirt with lace.

Dizzy Tea said...

Hahah this is adorable! I have nothing Irish in me except my love for Irish folk and the country itself. So I had an honorary celebration with my whiskey and The Dubliners, lol. I loved that bow xx

two birds said...

i love this sleek black look with that beautiful lace! and you crack me up with your illustrations and narrative!

Feathers & Freckles said...

You look so cute, loving the hair. Those leprachauns are hilarious!

Sarah said...

So, question. Do you find that you are drawn toward dressing more feminine, now, because of your hair, or is it really of no consequence to you? (I'm jealous about how quickly your hair dries, I might add.) I've gotten mixed replies from other ladies that cut of their hair, so I wanted your take on it. (:

Sunjo said...

Your hair is so fun! Glad you are feeling better :) I really want to go to Ireland someday....xo

Madeline Quaint said...

Absolutely worth a visit! Or two! Or more! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks darling, I'm much better! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

:)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you Gracey! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Now I totally know! :D

Madeline Quaint said...

:)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much Ariane!

Madeline Quaint said...

:) Thanks Gabi!

Madeline Quaint said...

Great idea to celebrate with! :) I was ill so I missed out on the Guinness this year... :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks, I'm so glad you like them! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Hmm, this didn't even cross my mind really. I don't feel less feminine at all, so I don't have an urge to dress differently. If anything, I feel more girly and less serious. But I don't get the urge to dress in a more grown up way either. :D

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! It's a gorgeous place, well worth a visit or more! :)

LV said...

You look gorgeous and I love love love that scarf! I cannot believe how quickly time goes by. That year went by so quick and I am so thrilled to have gotten to know you over the past year. Have fun this weekend entertaining:-)

Bad Taste Toast said...

Aww as usual I love the illustrations! And the lace! And the t-shirt! :)
So funny that we randomly talked about Ireland on Tuesday without me knowing about this post of yours! Did I mention that one of my new co-workers also loves Ireland and we keep talking about it at work all of the time? Budapest is full of Ireland-lovers obviously ;)

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

The posts are wonderful, I love the photoshop arts!! The bow is so cute!

Titine & Totoche said...

Madeline! As always, the drawings are so cool!! The huge bow and all the lace is really pretty, but with an edge as well. Oohh and happy birthday on the blog! I can't believe it's been a year already since we "met"!

Saludos!

Jamillah said...

Stop it you're so so super cute! I love that last image and such an apt photo shoot. I'm glad you're loving your new hair, friend.

GlamKitten88 said...

I love leprechauns. I think I would get along well with them.

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Ladyofashion said...

You look great! What a lovely story. I love the leprechauns in these images.I love the one tugging at your scarf. lol Hope your weekend is going well.

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks, it went well, today even the last guest left! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

I'm sure it's something to do with feeling comraderie with Irish people. We must be similar because of our histories. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you!

Madeline Quaint said...

:) I know, it flew by real quickly!

Madeline Quaint said...

:) Thank you darling!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, very busy weekend and week, but I have some time to answer comments and blog, finally! :)

wardrobe experience said...

love the black lace. esp. the skirt is amazing!

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