Guestpost – Madeline Quaint

Hello Dear Readers of The Ginger Diaries! I’m Madeline blogging over at Madeline Quaint, and I couldn’t have been happier when Nikki asked me to fill in for her while she’s visiting The Big Apple! For one thing, she’s such a lovely, kind, welcoming blogger with great sense of humour and of course, style, she’s also a fellow redhead! Redhead bloggers unite! 🙂


So you already know my name, but what is my style like? Well, the most important thing is that dressing up is a constant source of inspiration for me. I don’t know about you, but my mood is always influenced by what I wear, so I always try to dress in a way that would make me feel good – happy, romantic, nostalgic, adventurous, creative…

Therefore I’m always on the lookout for strange and original pieces of clothing as well as simple but well cut basics, that can be combined in a comfortable and generally cheerful way. I’m a huge advocate of handmade, locally bought clothes and accessories, as well as second hand shopping, the best places to find treasures for your wardrobe!


This interesting jacket-like garment came with a handmade dress I bought at a market more than 10 years ago. I hardly ever wear it, still I can’t seem to part with it. It has the air of long gone days, and it reminds me of Venice, of light reflected in the canals and echoing cobblestoned streets… I got the simple black dress from H&M, and it’s the perfect blank canvas for making such a quirky piece wearable in the asphalt jungle of a 21st century metropolis. (If you can call Budapest a metropolis!)


Sleeves rolled up and collar tucked in, I felt like a Venetian lady transported in time, and that’s a feeling I really like, and not treated to very often. Mission accomplished! I’m definitely not getting rid of this jacket anytime soon!


Thank you for reading my guestpost! Curtsey! 🙂 

Overdress: handmade, bought at a market, Dress: H&M, Sandals: Bata, Bag: second hand, 
Necklace: Promod, Leather cuff: handmade from Jojó Art Shop, 
Rings: Promod and a handmade one from Jojó Art Shop.