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En route to Make-up Heaven: what mist Stockholm, Chanel and Harry Potter have in common (a little hint: it’s ME!)
Spotted: K on a super high at University (go for it girl!), R sporting way to much clothing for such a wonderful weather (but who believes in weather apps has to learn his lesson anyway) and buying too much books again, Mr_SI meeting his blogger colleagues at a shop opening – Vicky wearing the number one outfit of the day looking stunningly beautiful stealing everyone’s spotlight (well except for mine of course – after all, I am paying a fucking fortune for a spotlight to shine exclusively on me 24/7 reflecting my perfectly shaved head!) and Anna sporting a sparkling, glittering, sequined Chanel shopper I would have grabbed instantly if no one would have been looking (and hey, whoever says ‘stealing is a crime, hasn’t seen that Chanel bag in real life yet!).
None the less, I already said that I attended a shop opening with a lot of my blogger colleagues and of course my best friend K – cosmetic company mist Stockholm opened its non-revolving doors for the first time in beautiful Vienna (in Kaiserstraße 8, 1070 Vienna) and invited us to take a sneak peak into the wonderful world of the bright and the glittering world I simply limit to call makeup heaven!
Between all those beautifully bright colors; the fresh shades and all the glitter that definitely should meet a pretty girl’s eyes you are able to find smooth foundations; silky and soft lip balm in a great range of colors and nuances; glamorous and marvelous nail polishes and of course all the important accessories a perfectly equipped makeup fanatic needs – from eyelash curlers to makeup brushes of every possible kind and shape (for the eyes, for the foundations, for the lips, for the rouge, for the blush – they all are different. Never forget that!).
The label itself originated in Sweden and was found by Shaul Moalem who works as a makeup artist in this industry since twenty-four years now. The term mist isn’t just an abbreviation for Make-up Institute Stockholm but does also signify haze and its connection with moods, extravaganza, mysticism and of course uniqueness, which is declared in the label’s cherished slogan ‘THE UNIQUE OF // YOU’.
After bringing the nicely arranged goody bag and an extra purchasing I have made to my sister in order to give her a little gift (yeah, I know… I must be the most wonderful, most lovable and nicest brother of all and well, yes, I actually am – even a bit more, without exaggeration!) I sported my nice outfit (btw: thank you so much for the nice compliment on my bag!) and my thoughts back home to do a little research on mist Stockholm Austria and a few upcoming things that I am kind of engaging with.
Above all, it seems that I am quite nervous about waiting five more days for a big announcement wonderful J.K. Rowling – author of the incredible Harry Potter Saga on pottermore.com – what surprise will hit us harder than a ton of bricks? Oooh I am so excited about giving away this secret (btw: if you visit the Homepage of pottermore.com don’t miss hitting the owl for getting a little insight!).
While the night almost reaches halftime I am still a little bit possessed by insomnia and therefore dedicate my thoughts to reading on with my collection of the Pretty Little Liars Novels by Sara Shepard trying to concentrate a bit on what is going on and who is trying to imitate ‘A’ while I actually know that no one would be a better cast for someone as bitchy and cruel as ‘A’ than me. So maybe, dear producers, I did not just end my high school time with playing Romeo (in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, of course – including a fulminant and highly praised performance of a stage death!) I am playing the role of my life every single day – 24/7 – fabulous me, fashionable myself and fascinating I. Any questions left? Call me!
That’s all. For now!
P.S. No1: Knowledge of the Day (sponsored by wonderful K): Luck is often just composed of making the (conscious) decision to be happy!
No2: I so can’t wait to get my US July Vogue having immaculate Emma Watson on the Cover starting into a new life after Harry Potter (say bye bye Emma!) and a new age because she turned 21! Congratulations and ‘oh, how beautiful thou’ art my dear, dear Lady’. XO – R
(Reese Witherspoon wears a Roland Mouret black-and-cream-silk top. Photographer: Peter Lindbergh. Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman.)
Every Year wonderful Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of US Vogue, organizes the Met Gala or Met Ball in honor of one particular Designer. This year it took place on May 2nd and was a beautiful homage to a man so special and unique, so inspirational and talented that every show simply took your breath away. Dear Alexander McQueen – we miss you and your ideas and influences and powerful fashion voice so much!
Anna Wintour at the Met Gala 2011 wearing Chanel Couture.
Creative Director of Alexander McQueen: Sarah Burton at the Met Gala 2011.
Since the Austrian magazine market is always way too late when it comes to delivering the American/ US Vogue as soon as it is printed and published, I got it today (finally!) specially delivered from my trusted magazine dealer. As I held this shiny piece of dedication and love for fashion in my hands I just couldn’t wait to turn the pages to see the shooting dedicated to Alexander McQueen, which is a printed piece of ‘Savage Beauty’ a retrospective on the astonishing, provocative but influential work and talent of the grand master of fashion.
Widows of Culloden, Fall 2006
(on Model Karen Elson)
Voss, Spring 2001
(on model Stella Tennant)
Number 13, Spring 1999
(on model Karlie Kloss)
Sarabande, Spring 2007
(on model Caroline Trentini)
It’s Only a Game, Spring 2005
(on model Raquel Zimmermann)
Voss, Spring 2001
(on model Coco Rocha)
Photographed by Steven Meisel
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Production Design by Mary Howard
Make up: Pat McGrath for CoverGirl
Hair: Guido for Redken
As I had the whole day for myself and my Vogue I came back to thinking about fashion and what it means to me – yet again. But all I can say is all that I feel… it is simple… yet maybe not quite impressing for some of you but it is what it is and as I sit here I smile and gaze at the beautiful shootings and clothes and dresses and my entire Vogue collection in front of me and all the Look Books that I collected so far and the Fashion Movies and Books in front of my eyes, the bags in one corner, the collectible shopping bags in another corner and a marvelous Jessica Stam for Dior 2007 Shooting pinned onto my door… and all I can say is… I love every piece of fashion that was made with heart, soul and the insatiable desire of developing even further and writing fashion history as well as being able to give the one that wears fashion with his heart and soul as well, the distinct feeling of being someone special, invincible and visible – someone with a strong voice and an unbreakable love for fashion.
Someone like me. No matter where I go. No matter what I do. No matter how much others judge me or call me stupid or shallow or whatever they call me. Everything I can do is smile and say only one thing: ‘EVERYTHING I AM AND EVERYTHING I DO, I AM AND I DO WITH STYLE!’.
P.S. Here is a little insight on other pieces shown at the Met.
New York, London, Milan, Paris…fashion week found its end all over the world and for me Paris was the most exciting and brilliant of all [besides London] and so I thought that it is about time to announce my top 10 looks of this year’s Paris fashion history.
10 – Chloé [Designer: Hannah MacGibbon]
Sexy, feminine and absolutely classy. This collection does not include any fashionable risks, but it still is fun to wear a dress that surrounds your body like a second skin and makes it appear absolument perfect.
9 – Céline [Designer: Phoebe Philo]
This year the Céline women earned herself another title besides feminine, elegant and stylish – self confident. Clean, pure and easy-going cuts underline the female body and turn it into a well-shaped figure that emanates effortless style and consciousness.
8 – Nina Ricci [Designer: Peter Copping]
A collection full of draping and shaping, playing with materials and volants, different pleats and tucks to emanate a feeling of fluent motions and easiness. Though seemingly and obviously body draped the dresses were definitely playing by the rules of simplicity.
7 – Elie Saab [Designer: Elie Saab]
Soft, puristic, elegant, chic and divine are those words, that do not only descripe Elie Saab’s way of designing and dressing the female body, but also the new collection which seemed to be – as always – an homage to feminity and subliminal eccentricity.
6 – Lanvin [Designer: Alber Elbaz]
Mixing and matching was Lanvin’s motto for the next Season – knowing about the fabric you wear, consciously mixing material and self-confidently wearing drapery to transport style, chic and above all self-respect.
5 – Chanel [Designer: Karl Lagerfeld]
Creating collections in his dream, Karl Lagerfeld always seems to know, what rich Russian women want to wear in order to show how much money they have to uselessly spend it on 5.000 dollar bags – but actually it is also Karl Lagerfeld who dominates the fashion industry with his timeless taste and the attitude to design pieces of clothing that go always – at any time of the day and at any time of the night. Throughout the year. And that is a talent, no one can ever take away from him.
4 – Hermès [Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier]
Cracking the whip is one thing Hermès always does besides producing infamous bags like the Kelly or the Birkin, but after disappointing me the last two seasons I have been surprisingly happy and satisfied watching Iris Strubegger and co walking down the runway in perfect hand-sewn leather couture (inspired by country) that adulates the body and presents it on a golden tablet in a very sexy manner.
3 – Balmain [Designer: Christophe Decarnin]
Being able to bring back shoulder pads in a way monsieur Decarnin did it a couple of seasons ago with an unbelievably wonderful jacket that stil crosses my mind at least seven times a week – he seems to be the only one by now being able to present the effortless business look that lets every single lady look gorgeously fresh, amazingly chic and tremendously professionel. Conquer the world in heels my girls.
2 – Viktor & Rolf [Designer: Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren]
I would have never thought that I would be sitting in front of a mac screen actually liking anything that Viktor & Rolf are designing/producing but this year, I have to proudly admit and present that both of them did an amazing job in creating wearable and special clothes that neither do look like anything else being shown in Paris nor being to weird to really wear. It is about time that I take a bow in front of such a genious collection full of new cuts and the play with shoulders, shirts, sleeves, collars and cuffs. Absolutely divine!
1 – Alexander McQueen [Designer: Sarah Burton]
Honestly – it is a hard, difficult and fucking tough thing to step in shoes that are as big as those of a man called Alexander McQueen – a legend and a truly unique character of a designer, but Sarah Burton did it and she did it better than anyone could have done. I was stunned and captivated by every single piece of clothing of this collection. I fell in love with a woman. Unbelievable but true. Sarah…I take a bow. Your rococo inspired designs dominated the runway and took over my heart.
What do you think about this year’s fashion week?
Tell me all your thoughts and I’ll tell you mine.
…are neither In nor stylish. They just buy whatever the media tells them in order to appear cool, trendy and expensive and let’s be honest that’s dumb, boring and unspectacular.
Fashionistas are not cool, because it is not cool to hide your low capacity of self-esteem and self-assurance by buying the latest It-bag. It-bags are out the only reasonable buy is an investment bag. Birkin; 2.55; Speedy an Jackie O. And if you do not know the labels of these bags you know for sure that you have to get in front of your books to study the history of fashion – Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
Fashionistas do not have their own kind of style or attitude, that’s always just playing pretend. Fashionistas open a magazine, turn on the TV or read a fashion book and immediately run around to buy whatever they are told. It isn’t necessary to go with every trend that comes out of nowhere – believe me, most trends don’t fit you anyway so just leave it to rest.
Fashionistas are Fashion victims – poor, pitiful and sad. It will never set your wardrobe apart or make any inimitable style statment if you carry around bags and shoes and jeans that are flags of surrender and advertise that you are a fashion victim without any sense for style. Buying a trend is not stylish just because it is a trend. Not every trend is stylish and for sure not every trend should actually be a trend. Or did you honestly ran around with your panties above your jeans just because Britney Spears did in her Video ‘I’m a slave 4 u’? It fitted for her, sure, but it will never do for you. That’s neither cute nor trend-setting nor groundbreakingly stylish – it is actually just dumb.
Do anything that sets you apart from a similar looking crowd wearing the same bags and shoes just because they’ve been advertised. Fashion is not about advertising. It is about developing an own sense for fashion and for separating those things that work for you from those that definitely do not.
Don’t be foolish. Be yourself. And be proud of yourself. Do anything to show others that you are not an average girl or boy dressing how they expect it from you.
Do it your way. And only your way.