Cat's out of the bag
Trailer is out / greetings from Hungary
✰✧ Some News✧✰
If you go to Wherever You Get Your Podcasts (WYGYP) and search for Articles of Interest, you will see there is a trailer out for season 3! It’s happening!
In the past, I have always started each episode of Articles of Interest (AOI) with “a wearer,” which is to say, each story started with a personal anecdote of someone engaging with their clothes. Since this whole season is devoted to one story, the “wearer” appears only in the trailer, and he is the cartoonist and illustrator Dick Carroll:
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the trailer, if you have any. Podcast trailers are notoriously cringe, but I tried to make this interesting! For you! Everything I do I do for you! But really, I promise, this season has a fascinating story. I wouldn’t make 7 whole episodes devoted to one topic if I didn’t think it was warranted! I don’t do this usually!
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In the meantime, greetings from Budapest. It’s an odd place to be right now, suffice to say, but I’ve been hiding out here in an apartment by the Danube because my boyfriend is producing a movie here. This film- this cracks me up- takes place in New York! So they have to make the extra effort to hide the European electrical outlets to make them look American. Isn’t that interesting? Movie magic.
Last week I was allowed to go visit set, and I had never been to a film set before. It kind of gave me the same feeling as when I got to see a functioning server farm, or tour the factory where jellybeans get made: it was incredible to see behind the scenes, and very different than I imagined. Even though there are a ton of movies about making movies, I was not prepared for how elaborate this was. I can’t explain it- it’s just hundreds of people standing around in what feels like a military outpost, but every corner of is full of stuff like this
Mostly though, my life in Budapest is about hunkering down and making Articles Of Interest (for you)! Although I have enjoyed a soak in one of Budapest’s famous baths and went to a photography retrospective from Orshi Drozdik, who was sort of a Hungarian contemporary of Marina Abramović.
But now, some Fashion.
(If you thought the Euro exchange rate was good these days, man o man, check out the Hungarian Forint)
The big player here in Budapest is Nanushka. They’re the only brand I knew of before coming here and they’re the king. For a good reason- I am notoriously skeptical about vegan leather (it’s just plastic! There are other options- like cactus leather), but I have to hand it to Nanushka’s slinky, buttery, faux leather which is very fun to touch. (Also Nanushka has an outlet store here with huge discounts)
A new Hungarian discovery is THEFOUR, which is very fun. I like that their outerwear actually says something, you know? Most puffers are just getting down to business but this one really is like “oh hi, what’s up?”
While 70s throwback prints and squiggly lines aren’t exactly *new *design territory in 2022, Daige does them very well! And their structured, knitted outfits feel very refined and innovative.
I am such a sucker for the eastern bloc raver look of OST Konzept
Gabriella Veszprémi doesn’t have a web store yet, but she makes innovative bags and shoes out of recycled layers of old leather (They look like my favorite stone /most beautiful relic of the Anthropocene, Fordite).
But my favorite find has been Retrock, a huge vintage shop here with a small online presence.
Before I head back home and leave my sweet boyfriend behind for another month, we’ll be taking a tiny jaunt to Rome (also, suffice to say, an odd place to be - what a time), and I’ll report back next dispatch… along with…
✰✧ episode 1 of season 3 of Articles Of Interest ✧✰
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