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Down the Memory Lane.

Memory Lane

For some people memory is a feature that comes with life. A very handy thing. Like an app for human beings such as the eating app, or the drinking app, or the sleeping app. Automatically pre-installed. For others memory is something that needs to be scientifically researched, investigated in order to develop medicine further towards healing diseases such as Alzheimer, dementia and hyperthymesia. And then, there are those people who consider memory to be something very vague. Fleeting. Something, they can never be fully aware of or make use of without network failure.

Personally, I consider myself to be one of those lucky people whose memory is intact. Though I have to admit that I sometimes wish for a possibility to filter the good ones from those one actually wouldn’t mind getting rid of. But, on the other hand I wonder where I would be without all those “bad” memories that apparently made me stronger and wiser and more self-conscious. More aware of who I really was. Am.
Where would Sarah Burton be without her memory of Alexander McQueen influencing the fashion industry in a way no one will ever forget, taking his heritage and transforming it into something that has her own signature but never loses the spirit that represented McQueen himself? Where would her second album have taken Adele without that painful memory of lost love to help her writing the Songs for 21, an album that broke all the records because it was so honest, real and emotionally accessible for people all over the world?

With Adele’s words in mind I remember one thing – without memory and emotional ambivalences marking our lives and our ways, we are nothing. We couldn’t grow. We couldn’t develop our characters further. We couldn’t become strong personalities that aim for dreams. And aim for love. Not just love but for loving and being loved.

So memory is the one thing that drives us. That helps us drive ourselves. Above all the bad ones are the biggest motivations so somehow it is true what people say ‘in all the bad has to be something good in the end.’ Well, yes, that is true. But only if you are strong enough to fight all those dark shadows and helping yourself to let bad, painful memories be turned into a source you can draw from. It is all up to you – just like life is. There is no big plan if you do not make one yourself!




DIOR – the going of Natalie Portman and the arrival of Riccardo Tisci

Spotted: R and J in a shop in 22nd district – will there be a reunion of two lost friends or will the battle rise one last time?! R still fitting his outfit for the Vienna Awards, which will take place on Monday 14th – does a little colour make sense in times like these?! What do you do when you are about to meet some enemies at an event like that?! Smile (knowing you are so much better and stronger and wiser and above all damn hot gorgeous!) and just walking straight ahead with a rocking attitude! Adi Weiss again publishing a statement that will have to put him down – and if nothing is going to do something about it then I sure will – no one insults Alexander McQueen after all he has given to the fashion industry! Got it you-who-has-absolutely-no-clue-about-fashion-AT-ALL?!!!

The biggest and coolest news of the day is for sure monsieur John Galliano’s replacement at Dior’s Maison de la Mode fantastique – Riccardo Tisci. Former Creative Director of Givenchy will join the world of Haute Couture in the name of beloved Christian Dior. I am so looking forward to the next collection. Unfortunately beautiful Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman immediately canceled the contract with Dior and their Miss Dior Cherrie Campaign after the ousting of Mr. JG – but I can totally understand that and have to say that it is good to know that some people out there still have some moral concepts.

Natalie Portman’s statement after she heard the Galliano News:
“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”

For now, have a beautiful Sunday and enjoy the sun at least a little bit.



P.S. Japan – God save you all. In thoughts we are with you…in minds we can feel you…in hearts we will always be there for you.

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