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All packed with my favourite Burberry pieces and four killer outfits I am currently sitting in a café at the Vienna International Airport waiting for my boarding to begin. One more hour to go…
As I am sitting here I am observing the people in their partly hideous, partly glamorous, and partly weird outfits. I see green and red coloured hair. I see some Dior and I see some H&M. I see some people who care about what they are wearing and I see some who don’t – at all. I see MacBooks and iPads and HPs and Sonys. People with mobile phones in busy calls and people just typing or texting or playing with their iPhones and Samsungs and Nokias… I see people already drinking beer (am I the only one with a correctly working watch reading 10.57 am?) and I see some having coffee or tea or water. Wait… I need another coffee.
I sit here, observing all these people while listening to the new album of one of my favourite bands The Gaslight Anthem. ‘Handwritten’ was released in July by Mercury Records and is a masterpiece that stands for itself. Those who came across this band before will maybe know their major hit songs ‘The ’59 Sound’ or ‘Great Expectations,’ which is one of the few songs that nowadays really, really gets to me.
You know what? I love it here – I love the people uneasily looking at their watches every ten seconds just to make sure the plane doesn’t depart without them. I love the people busily occupied with themselves and the people wandering around to grab a bite, or a drink. I just love the busyness in the air – damn, I am addicted to that.
I will relax now to read my VOGUE – stay tuned because there is way more to come. Today is a very busy day.
P.S.: Here’s a little hint on where I am really going:
Nelly Furtado – Spirit Indestructible
[Album: The Spirit Indestructible]
(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.
I just arrived at home finding my daily Standard on my bed and a cup of hot tea waiting for me to be a mental support for writing this blog entry. It is Wednesday the 4th and today the first Austrian Forever 21 Shop opened its doors for VIP’s and press people to look at the variety of clothes, the interior concept and the floating champaign…
As my blog turns out to be my most important working source, I actually had to be there – not just to provide you, my dear readers with the newest and hottest fashion gossip, but also to give you an insight into the partly scandalous life of Vienna’s wannabe top society. Therefore, I attended the opening with a beautiful outfit that included a Burberry tie and with a beautiful lady as my +1 – beloved K – meeting stylish blogger colleague MY! In my opinion the whole concept of the actual Label Forever 21 strangely appears as an American version of British fashion empire Topshop who at least had Kate Moss as a leading and top selling campaign model.
The shop itself holds a more than big variety of clothing with three enormously large floors – the only disappointing thing about these superior number of styling proposals was the percental segmentation of menswear and womenswear – I would dare say it was a very unhealthy division of 5% to 95%… not kidding, at all.
But back to basics – if I were a fifteen year old girl with a minimum budget to spend on fashion this store definitely is the perfect cotton candy location to shop. All those flowers and butterflies and pastel colors really kind of freaked me out compared to the lack of quality. Besides the quality, I have to say, that the store looks quite okay – just like an enormous, glittering Disney wonderland full of faked antiques and somewhat beautiful but kitsch furniture.
In the end, the only really creepy and weird thing was finding out that some people my age and your age and even a few years older than you and me seem to be unbelievably infantile and ridiculous. Once this usually beautifully dressed blogger was working as an intern at a magazine and somehow, by a weird mistake and a weird coincidence one party was against the other and oh my fucking great gosh – A saw me at the opening and ran of to hide away from me. Every single time she saw me. Coincidence? I don’t think so! Lack of self-confidence and knowing one was wrong? Definitely!
On the way to my sister’s new place for having a quick coffee and a little chit chat about what is going on in our both lives, I saw something, that made my mood rise at least a little bit. I do not know what it is, but every time I see this ad I have to smile – whether it is Natalie Portman or the fact that it is a Dior campaign for a wonderful perfume called Miss Dior Cherie – it just makes me feel safe and secure every single time I come across it.
Isn’t she the most beautiful woman that walks on this world?! Well, in my mind she is!
Have a wonderful night my dear, beloved readers.
In life nothing hurts more than loss. Losing someone you truly loved because he/ she died or because you broke up (which sometimes might feel alike). And so I am hurt because I am on my own again after loving someone more than being loved in return and on one hand it is absolutely okay. On the other hand it hurts piainfully but as a sad matter of fact having relationships coming and going, love developing, growing and fading, is a crucial part of life helping you to grow up and more confident.
So, I have been taught a lot by a still wonderful and georgeous man – I have learned to trust, I have learned to be myself no matter if it might feel inappropriate, I have learned to stand tall for someone and to be there for him even though it sometimes did hurt like hell, I have learned to grow stronger in believing into myself and above all I have learned to love again – even though I have been deeply and irrevocably hurt before.
On this saturday I am single again after having a beautiful, strong and loving relationship for a good amount of time. And I want to say thank you for giving me all you have given me – love, reality, romanticism, tears, joy and the belief that I can do whatever I want to. I love you.
And there I sat on the bus wondering if I will ever be able to smile after all this and somehow this older lady gets on the bus…I look at her and suddenly smile by realizing she is wearing Dior shades and I somehow know that nothing hurts that much if there is fashion around me. Obviously my only true love.
In life there are several fashion moments you will always remember…the first visit of a Gucci store, your first very own Louis Vuitton piece or the first Dior shades you receive as a gift. But there are also several moments when you open a magazine and you are just blown away by a beautiful editorial, a marvellously aesthetic ad campaign or a beautifully written letter of the editor in chief. These moments all have an influence on you, mark you invisibly and come across your mind every once in a while when you need a little push to understand why you do what you are doing.
Not just because it is love for fashion or an instant understanding for dressing, it is because you want to achieve something special…a moment like this. A fashion moment. One of this particular moments that come across ones mind when they are down, doubting if they chose the right path or just desperate because something did not work out the way you have planned and wanted it. But it are these memories that breathe new hope and life into you to push you through these clouds of anxiety and doubt and make you believe in the perfect, the immaculate and the beautiful.
Today I had one of these moments and my most beloved, most favourite ad campaign of all times came back to my mind and made it directly onto my screen as my new wallpaper – Jessica Stam for Dior in the labels Fall/Winter campaign of 2007/2008.
It is the most magical, beautiful and aesthetic ad campaign, advertisement I have ever seen in my life and every time I have it in my mind I get more comfortable and self confident because this editorial makes me happy and reminds me of why I do what I do – because one day I want anybody to remember my work, my achievement and I want to help this special person to push and pull through the dust of doubters and to rise to become whatever they want to become. Yes, that’s the sense in my doing. That’s the dream.
Isn’t this absolutely breathtaking and inspiring?! Well, I am again blown away by it’s pure perfection – the harmonic and aesthetic symbiosis between Jessica Stam and the label Christian Dior. It just had to be perfect.