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Zagreb Needs Ties! [S02E02]


Burberry Check Silk Tie

The Burberry Check Tie I Already Have

Wednesday

Outfit of the Day: Black, waxed Guess Jeans; black and white cashmere Burberry sleeve; olive green and black H&M Military Jacket; black Burberry Scarf; silver Fossil watch; black vintage Longchamp bag and my shiny black Burberry shoes.

5.00 am
Good Morning my little Monster would be Lady Gaga say when she gets up in the morning; I on the other hand just scream and shout at my sister, ‘Where the hell is my coffee, is there a reason my coffee isn’t here? Have you died or something?’ In fact it took ten minutes to realize that I neither am Miranda Priestley nor the editor in chief of Runway; the fashion magazine from the book and the movie ‘The Devil wears Prada’.’

7.00 am
The rain started the minute we walked out of the house trying to get our huge suitcases and bags packed with clothes (mine of course with a load full of Burberry) into S’s car. Let me tell you one thing – the rain didn’t stop until this very hour with us sitting here playing a round of Trivial Pursuit and UNO. It is heavily pissing outside and we are sitting here with stacks of beer and bottles of wine as well as big bottles of water playing along with the weather as well as with the games my sister brought with her.

Croatia Klenovica Rainy Wednesday Arrival

Croatia Klenovica: the Rainy Wednesday Arrival

Who could have thought that she would come along with just a half empty suitcase and I would have to carry myself with a huge trunk, a bag and a second bag. You know, some boys just need all their stuff with them and where the hell was I supposed to store all that Burberry, all those new Vogues and my Clinique products? (I think I do not have to make it clear that I confiscated the whole wardrobe in our room to put my stuff in and let’s be honest, she can keep her stuff in the suitcase. It’s not that Burberry. I wish it were.) People with a certain style and image just have to have everything with them in order to keep this image so here I go with a heavy trunk trying to look as elegant as possible when heaving it into the car…

3.00pm Are we there yet? Well, yes we are.
…and later that day into the house we rented. We have three of them. They are called Shell boxes. And they have the size of one of my Burberry Shoeboxes. R and I are there with Speedfreak and Markus. Two rooms. Yes, I have a roomy. My sister. And it is quite OK since she doesn’t snore (THANK BURBERRY) and sharing a room equally makes me control the way she looks. So, I can pick a fight whenever her outfit isn’t picture perfect in my eyes. And I do complain a lot about that. I always did. But, when you see her you might realize that it helped since her style is relatively cool, chic and effortlessly pretty. 10 years of complaining and styling and giving tips (although she never wanted them) had to pay their tribute someday. And that day finally came.

Thursday

Outfit of the Day: After several changes I have decided on wearing my white Massi Milano shirt; a classic house checked Burberry tie; a grey beige Tommy Hilfiger sweater without sleeves; a trench colored Burberry stead man jeans; a black Tommy Hilfiger belt; a dark blue Tommy Hilfiger suit Jacket; classic house checked hight-top Burberry sneakers and my vintage black Longchamp.

8.13 am
It is Thursday by now, I was already out for a run (btw: the sun is shining, shining, shining high above the clear sky); in the shower and had a little self-made breakfast buffet by Speedfreak. You know me: No cooking, no cleaning; no cleaning no dishpan hands; no dishpan hands no hundreds of thousands of Euros for La Mer Hand Balm. You see – my thinking always makes sense and as Christine (my work colleague) puts it; a little less money for La Mer a little more money saved for my very own Birkin Bag. So in the end I am winning.

Croatia Klenovica Sunny Second Day

Croatia Klenovica: the Sunny Second Day

1.30 pm Zagreb – Mission Burberry
After about two and a half hours of driving and laughing and fighting with a 20 feet woman (that’s an insider my dears) we arrived in Zagreb and started the hunt for the newly opened Burberry shop. The hunt unfortunately turned out to be a bit of a disappointment since I was looking for a great tie from the new collection but unfortunately, the only tie they had was the exact one I was already wearing. So there goes my message out to Burberry and Zagreb both at the same time: Zagreb Needs Ties. Desperately. Just like I do for fulfilling my plans of buying a Burberry tie in every country I travel to. So, as it seems I will have to come back to Zagreb/Croatia in order to fulfill this plan one day.

Croatia Zagreb Burberry Store Picture 1

Croatia Zagreb Burberry Store Picture 2

5:45 pm – Tea Time
Running around all the time not buying something because there isn’t anything I haven’t already seen or what I desperately need I finally decided to calm down a bit. So we went to ‘The Regent’ hotel close to the botanic garden and drank a cup of tea and coffee and had a little strawberry cheese cake. My sister, Speedfreak and his boyfriend Markus went to see the botanic garden but since the wind is quite heavy and I am not a big fan of plants I have decided to stay at ‘The Regent’ updating my blog and getting a bit of work done. That is the one thing I hate about a holiday – sometimes work and certain important tasks fall behind so one’s gotta do what one’s gotta do in order to keep himself financially fluent in order to being able to invest in all the Burberry one needs.

Now I sit here by myself relishing the fact that I am along for a little bit not having to talk and later on maybe flipping through the pages of my Vogue España with Lily Donaldson on the cover.

That’s all for now. Do you miss having me around already?

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

P.S.: All pictures by Speedfreak.

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Designs for a Happy Home.


You know, lately I have been revolving myself a lot with the thought of finding an apartment and moving out of my parents home and I have decided that I will be out of here come September. So I engage myself with a lot of magazines related to furniture and decor like ELLE Decor (Editor in Chief: Michael Boodro) or, VOGUE Living (Editor in Chief: Hamish Bowles) and books like ‘Designs for a Happy Home’ by Matthew Reynolds.

ELLE Decor US

VOGUE Living - Australia

Designs for a Happy Home written by Matthew Reynolds

I have a lot of ideas for my own place and how to turn it into something worth being featured in one of the important House and Home Magazines like the names above – I see linear shapes in simple black and white with accessories and key pieces, centerpieces and eye-catchers in colorful tones like lilac, lime, spindrift or maroon and plum to posh the whole look. I see fashion or photography books and magazines like ‘GUCCI – THE MAKING OF’ or,‘VERA WANG ON WEDDINGS’ or, the LADY GAGA & TERRY RICHARDSON book and my collection of VOGUE, ELLE and HARPER’S BAZAAR in a variety of languages.

GUCCI - the Making of

Vera Wang on Weddings Book

Lady Gaga & Terry Richardson Book

What is your design secret? Want to share with me? Once I am finished I will definitely share with you!

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

American Vogue May 2011: Alexander the Great


(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!’.

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

P.S. Here is a little insight on other pieces shown at the Met.

Fashion moments – when Dior kissed his muse Jessica Stam


Jessica Stam for Dior - F/W 2007

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.

Jessica Stam for Dior - F/W 2007

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.

XOXO

Mr.StrictlyIntimate

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