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First of all: Carolin – Happy, happy Birthday again and for a final time, since your special day seems to be over so quickly but it was a sparkling party and I believe everyone showed you how much we appreciate and admire you. Cheers to you my beautiful C – I hope you have a wonderful Birthday night. Thank you so much for the invitation!
Since I have attended a perfectly spontaneous Birthday Dinner by one of my most beloved and nicest friends C I think it to be a great opportunity to write another piece about style. It is not just because C has such an easy going but graceful way of dressing but her friends seem to have so too… so today I got to meet not just some of the nicest people I have ever met but some of the most stylish ones Vienna actually accommodates. Not just her girlfriends showed a great amount of unique and personal style but also her boyfriends (including her loved one) have an instant way of applying style and of not just appearing easy going but especially stylish to my critical eye.
So I wondered on my way home – what do these young people have that a lot of others do not? What makes one be stylish in advance of not just being some lame old fashionista? And, since I am writing for the official blog of Wienerin, Miss, and Diva in order to pick Miss Style 2011 I find it rather helpful for those girls who want to participate in such a competition that actually marks everyday of my life I further ask myself – what helps you to develop your own style?
Developing your own style, and this is actually a very crucial part of such a process, means getting to know yourself better. Not just a little part of your soul and your inner motivations of life but a part where you are naked to yourself in every physical and psychological and mental kind of way. No person in this world can develop their own sense for fashion, dressing and style if they do not know a single bit about who they really are inside as well as on the obvious but fairly recognized outside.
Style has to be a piece of your soul in order to applied the right way and therefore you must know your soul before defining various and special pieces of it.
Make yourself aware of what is going out there… everywhere around you. In your inner circle of family and friends. In your closer environment and of course in extended environment too. Make yourself aware of the many beautiful things life has to provide for you and of course also the many heartaches and mistakes you can make in life because nothing makes you grow stronger and your heart profounder that experience. Only with the right dose of experience your personal style can grow and develop itself further and make yourself more confident in who you are and above all in who you want to present to the world around you.
Style is the medium of transporting instant messages of who you really are and above all of how you see the world and everything that is going on currently – whether you are interested in certain happenings or not. Be aware of the fact that fashion is the only language that works global in a kind of way no other language can because it is the only language every country, every nation, every community of people speaks without the necessity of translating it directly into different branches of language.
Trends are not there to be worn to death but to inspire you. Fashionistas do not have their own sense of style (they usually just pretend to have it) – they just take whatever a John Galliano, a Marc Jacobs, a Christopher Bailey or a Frida Giannini provides them with, but those who have style take a trend and split them into its basic fragments to pick those important and necessary items that add up to showing who u are and to underlining what you represent when you wear a certain outfit. Just as before – the translation of a certain trend adds up to the whole message and gives it either a different unexpected twist; a new way of looking at a certain style or underlines the already existing giving it a deeper and more profound structure.
Fashion Fades. Style is eternal. Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel’s words still lie deep in our memories, thoughts and inspirations for she was absolutely right there. Fashion is something that changes… not just every seasons when designers throw pieces on the runway as if there was no tomorrow, but with moods, feelings, thoughts, happenings and certain occasions fashion fades and develops further, gets reinterpreted or misinterpreted. But style on the other hand is something that never changes, but develops; that never fades but defines and underlines who we are; that never goes out of season but evolves with changes… something that remains the same but does not at the same time because though we know who we are, when we have style, we also know that we never revolve around just one point of life but develop our personalities, our views, ankles and perspectives throughout every phase in our life that changes, remains or delocalizes.
That is it. For now. Since style is something so crucial in life in order to make your point of you and your personality as clear as a glass window should be there are more lectures than one to understand its complex way of working but if you apply these for your own goods there will be much more coming up. From me to you – a gift, but also a hope that one day everyone will care about the way they look and appear to others. Even though this may just be a big fantastic dream of mine.
Have a wonderful night.
By general definition the term ‘obsession’ defines ‘the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, feeling, person, etc.’ and is often connected with a sexual, erotic content. We all, as we are human beings with certain feelings and desires, obsess over something sometimes somewhere – may it be a special bag we desire (a Birking Bag from Hermès for instance, and yes that definitely is a desirable object if not to say the most desirable bags of all!), the image of a song we can’t get out of our head (like Hair from Lady GaGa – this song is highly addictive and highly driving me insane because I can’t stop listening to it and instantly puts an image of myself of being totally ‘Rock Chic’ at a party and dancing the soul out of my body, into my head) or may it be a particular person you love (maybe even more that just simply ‘love’ even though we all know love is neither simple nor easy, but still there is this desire of owning this person, of being able to spend every single second of your life with him or her – of being all over this one special person 24/7).
A couple of months ago I was writing about a short film called ‘Fall in Love – Story of the Poor Little Rich Girl’, which was directed by Sandro Suppnig for Flair Magazine – a film that turned out to be purely and wholly made of romanticism creating a fragile environment of instant sadness and love but above all creating a pure emotional landscape of lonesomeness and the secret desire to be fashionable. This time I am back with writing about genius director Sandro Suppnig who recently published a new highly fashionable short movie called ‘Obsession’.
Obsession is a sensual cocktail ob beauty, fashion, love, sensuality, desire, seduction, lust and eroticism that captivates you in its sexual core of fashion images brought to life by German Supermodel Katrin Thormann and French actor David Kammenos, who played roles in the Transporter 3 and Empire of the Wolves. What would a movie like that be without high end fashion labels like Dior Homme, Maison des Talons, Lanvin, Veronique Leroy, Zac Posen and Iceberg, all blended to create a unique but classic French style – ‘the BoBo chic’?
The minute I pressed the play button the obvious sensuality and naturalness of both actors intertwining and interacting made me think about sexual desirability and the image of eroticism and certain people we have in our minds.
When do people appear sexy to us and how do they do it? When do you start to realize that someone makes you desire him more than anybody else? What makes you want to instantly sleep with someone? Is it a special body feature we set sight on? Muscles? Body Hair? A certain fetish that attracts us out of a natural habit? What is it that really makes us desire a person so much, we want to be around him or her at every given point of time, having sex, touching, feeling, surrounding ourselves with this one special person?
What is desire in connection to obsession? Pure lust? The need of letting go of animal instincts and urges? The kissing and touching and getting closer to someone physically? The contact of two bodies synchronizing, intertwining… mixing? Is desire a gentle kiss that develops to be animalistic and rough ending up in having sex… moments of lust until one comes to explode in a full orgasm?
What is desire really? What is it to you?
Well, I hope you all enjoy this fantastic movie and let your spirits free when it comes to live your desires freely. Obsession.
Directed by Sandro Suppnig
Photography by Nicolas Wagner [including Picture above]
Talents: Katrin Thormann and David Kammenos
Production by Check-In Films Paris, Philip Drouin and Thibault Dufour
Editor: Alexander Christenson
Styling by Charlotte Renard
Makeup by Emy Whitehead
Hair by Jerome Caron
Set Design by Madsac Art Concept
Director of Photography: Nils Ruinet
Camera Operator: Philip Drouin
Production Assistants: Geoffroy Sciard and Josephine Morin
Post Producer: Jeff Gilfillan
Original Music by Martin Capella
Words by Michael Sheldon
Coloris: David Sullivan
(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.