Mr.StrictlyIntimate

the Life, the Love and the Sex of Vienna.

Archive for June, 2010

Forgive me – or not. Whatever?!


My dear readers, I am deeply sorry that I do not have written that much in the last time, but unfortunately my laptop went crazy and put himself to a rest, which left me ordering a new macbook and trying to save all the files that the old one wanted to swallow – forgive me.

xoxo

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

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Indie/MaterialGirl Party


Indie Magazine/MaterialGirl summer party

Indie Magazine/MaterialGirl summer party

If you want to attend a special party tonight full of fun, good music and stylish people I would advice you to go to Pratersauna – it is THE place to be tonight if you want to enjoy your life and if you want to become acquainted with another sparkling facette of Vienna – the fashion crowd.

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

Fashion gone bad and me gone angry.


Fashion is something that can be interpreted in various ways and above all it is something that depends on the different views of different people with different lifestyles and different opinions. So there I go with showing my opinion about two fashion shows I attended the last few days.

Tuesday June 15th, 2010: LISKA Fashion Show – Semper Depot
I like Thomas Kirchgrabner personally, well, as far as I know him, and I appreciate his talent and his work as chief designer of LISKA, but I have been quite disappointed by what I have seen on Tuesday. Being invited by him, I stood there in the first row – looking at the runway and at my photographer Leonie Soyel – and I have been slightly shocked by what was there right in front of me – one copy after another ran down the runway and from one second to another my mood swung and I’ve turned a bit angry. To copy various elements and details, is one thing, but copying complete designs is something that I just cannot tolerate. Most of the looks reminded me of Alexander McQueen, Armani Privé, Prada, Christian Dior and Balenciaga.

Besides the typical LISKA textile, which is actually fur, fur and more fur, Thomas used a lot of silk and cotton which fitted perfectly well to his fur coats, which reminded me a bit of Fendi and the coats Dior used in their ad campaign two years ago, with model Jessica Stam. Most of the audience in the front rows has been the typical LISKA clients – old ladies with money, Fendi fur and Louis Vuitton bags and every time they saw something that sparkled or a new fur coat they applauded and every single time they did so I just stood there with my white wine thinking ‘that’s Austria’.

opening gown

opening gown

nude coloured fur

nude coloured fur

waistcoat with fur shoulders

waistcoat with fur shoulders

a dress that reminded me of Armani Privé

a dress that reminded me of Armani Privé

material mix - fur meets silk

material mix - fur meets silk

And if you do wonder, why the models do not wear any shoes, here is an insider information: the shoes have not been delivered on time and so the girls had to tiptoe down the runway – but to be honest, they could have cleaned the feet before sending out the girls to pose.

if you do now have shoes - use bindings

if you do now have shoes - use bindings

Thursday June 17th, 2010: Angewandte Fashion Show – Orangerie Schönbrunn
Today I have attended the official closing event of Vienna’s Ten Festival for Fashion and Photography the Fashion Show of Die Angewandte [this year conducted by Bernhard Willhelm], which is one of the most renowned art schools in Austria and I have just three words left to describe this show – bad, boring and calamitous.

Why does everyone in Austrian fashion scene seem to think guys on heels is a new trend – please, believe me – it is definitely nothing more than a ridiculous sign of trying to be able to compete with international fashion scenes, but that won’t work that way. It is just ridiculous, unesthetic and so wrong!

The whole show was a fishing for attention and the actual fashion has been missing, well at least I looked for it and all I did see have been blankets and a bunch of textiles and fabrics without a cut or obvious sewing techniques thrown on models that neither could walk, nor had the right proportions to be allowed to walk and oh my God – please can someone take off K.D. from Vienna catwalks? He is so embarrassing and so is M.S. – please just hide away and let real models do your work.

Pictures of the show will come soon, but for now stay tuned and have a good night.

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

Fish & Chips, Twice Please?! and Azubi 01 – a view on Fashion


Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!

Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!

I have just returned from a wonderful evening with my beautiful friend Kathi. We have been at a Vernissage about British fashion in Museumsquartier which has been done by one of my most beloved friends Alexandra who looked sensational tonight. In this vernissage, which is called ‘Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!’ you can see fabulous British fashion creations by Nicholas Krikwood, who is at the moment one of the most brilliant shoe designer of all times [he was doing various collaborations with Rodarte and Chloé], Emma Bell, fashion designer and fashion writer and many, many more.

I actually had a very good time there and afterwards, when Kathi and I went out to eat some ice cream with two really nice guys called F and M where we discussed fashion and life. On the way home I have been reading in the catalogue I have taken with me from the vernissage and as I scanned through it, I have found a wonderful article from my dear friend Alexandra, which I want to type here in order to let you know of her brilliancy:

‘Every time I hear people talk about Vienna, they speak about everything except fashion. The Austrians don’t know how to ress and the Austrian fashion scene – if there is an actual fashion scene – is dead. That’s the common take. BUT time changes, and with proects such as Fish and Chips, Twice Please?! Vienna is on the best way to build a strong fashion-related reputation. With British names such as Emma Bell, Louise Gray and Nicholas Kirkwood, in combination with local contributors like Tatendrang or the Tingel, Tangel DJs, an exchange takes place that has never been there before. Vienna, London. London, Vienna – an axis of creative flow that once opened will never stop!

Fish & Chips
Schnitzel & Vogerlsalat

Design & Culture
Tradition & Moderne

London
Vienna

……

Get it?
Verstehst?’
[by Alexandra Bondi de Antoni]

It is almost 1 in the morning and there are only a couple of hours left until our fashion show is going to start and let me tell you one thing – I look so forward to it, because it is going to be great!

Fashion Show - Azubi 01

Fashion Show - Azubi 01

In collaboration with French Encens Magazine and our fashion design teachers Wally Salner and Johannes Schweiger, who both form the label ___fabrics interseason, three bachelor years of fashion students put together their collections in order to complete 31 looks on 31 models, which has been titled Azubi 01.

I hope to see you all there at the Wittgensteinhaus, Parkstraße 18, 1030 Vienna and wish you a wonderful good night.

xoxo

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

Ten Festival for Fashion and Photography – Day one: The Guerilla Store


10 Festival for Fashion Photography

10 Festival for Fashion Photography

Finally the Ten Festival for Fashion and Photography started today and Vienna’s fashionable crowd, who mixes up those who really do know about fashion and those who just pretend to know about it, finally found an event to gossip about the latest stuff and talk about the glossiest things out there on the divine streets of my wonderful hometown.
Of course I attended the opening party/ceremony in this year’s Guerilla store which turned out to be a place full of beautiful Liska fur couture, fabulous shoes and not so fabulous fashion.

fabulous shoes I - Yves Saint Laurent

fabulous shoes I - Yves Saint Laurent

fabulous shoes II - Yves Saint Laurent

fabulous shoes II - Yves Saint Laurent

As we – L, L and P – were inside, we met a lot of people we know such as some colleagues at university, Liska chief designer Thomas Kirchgrabner, Andreas Reiter from Unit F and Andreas Lackner from Perfect Props. The first thing we did, was to grab some drinks and then we went upstairs to take pictures of the environment and the dresses.

hot pink dress

hot pink dress

flowery yellow dress

flowery yellow dress

three in a row

three in a row

Shirts for sale

Shirts for sale

After we took a walk around and Leonie tried on a few of the clothes hanging or lying around [such as a wonderful fuchsia coloured Fendi fur, which I totally fell in love with] I took a short interview with Austria’s Next Topmodel Aylin and asked her three questions, which have been important for me:

1: You come from a casting show – so I wonder if you feel any pressure on you trying to break free from an image that has been set for you by the show and the shadow you grew into during shooting the show?

I do not feel any pressure coming from the image of the casting show – actually I am quite happy about the chance I got with it and I just try to make the best out of it. So there is no shadow because I do what I like to do.

2: If you get the chance to decided which model business you want to conquer would it be either editorials and photoshoots or runway and fashion shows?

Well, there is just a problem with my height – unfortunately I am too short to do real runway show jobs though I would love to do them. But because of my height I am quite stuck to editorials, which I do like aswell.

3: How great is your interest in fashion and the fashion industry? If you wake up in the morning how much thoughts do you spend on what you are going to wear?

I like fashion – of course but at the moment I often to not feel confident enough to go out the way I actually want to go out. I feel that there is more, but I am quite stuck with basic outfits. It is society I guess, that makes me choose the classic look over the look I feel inside. Maybe I just need some time to grow up a little more.

In the end we were taken to a special preview of furs in a Liska shop right beside the Guerilla store by an over-makeuped old lady with a more or less faked lady-like attitude trying to sell us furs for special prices – L was almost allured into buying one, but she realized she could wait until a rich, wonderful Mr.Right comes up with one as a gift.

First day review: same faces, new faces, old faces, worn out faces and me in between looking fabulously British and stylish. Thast’s it.

xoxo

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

P.S. all my pictures are shot by wonderful Leonie Soyel. Spread the love – love the fashion – fashion all the people.

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