Sonntag, 28. August 2011

Clarissa & Doug ... and another question of age!

So I came across this old fashion editorial published in the December/January issue (2010/2011) of Vogue Paris.
Again, it was Tom Ford photographing and this time it (luckily) wasn't a girl of 10 years old (see NO-LITA!) but the exact opposite: Clarissa & Doug, a couple in an older stage of age.
My first thought was something like: "Where have I been when all those editorials by Tom Ford were published?" since the debate about the young Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau was just coming to its peak although the editorial was published last year (for the first time) as well. And then my second one according to C & D was: "Well.. this editorial might be interesting".
While thinking about how to put my opinion about "Clarissa & Doug" in words, I also thought about the general question of which age is/should/would/could the "best" to get the reader's attention in a positive way and meanwhile respecting moral boarders. As far as moral boarders exist in fashion (which always lies in the beholder's eye - some demonstrate with PETA against fur, some others (like me) find it questionable and disturbing to put some 10 year old in unusual poses into a magazine).
“I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condems this, me, I celebrate it. For this session of fine jewellery, I imagined a man and a woman who had been together for a long time, faithful to each other and always incandescent with desire”.
Nevertheless, I think to get the intended idea behind this (whether it was really the personal intention of Ford to focus on the beauty of ageing or not doesn't matter to me) and I appreciate the fact that this was put into spotlights.
Rather than Frockwriter and others I don't find it weary. I find it interesting. Other than putting a minor into the spotlight, Claire and Doug were most probably doing this voluntarily. In a somehow sexual but still classy way. Not that men in an older stage would be in any interest of myself (really not) but I like the way Ford captured them together. They wear finest jewelry and still the focus lies on themselves for the first sight. It's interesting since I doubt that people my age could afford such jewelry items (themselves) so it's somehow authentic to present such pieces on people that at least could have a realistic income to buy them. Especially when it comes to pompous and high quality jewelry it's crucial to me to put it in the right way. Of course it's crucial to put clothes by some designer in the right way, too. But for me there is no such problem like letting jewelry look beautiful rather than cheap or ready to be bought by a Russian mafia boss.
In a world like ours (and I'm not talking about the fashion world itself specifically) where a young appearance seems to be a wide and broad distributed beauty ideal, I guess it's pretty hard to build a healthy symbiosis between aging in dignity and remaining updated. Updated by any means: Life, love, fashion, culture, politics and a special (if still critical) interest in the actual youth. And I think that both of them, Claire as well as Doug, seem youthfully amused while shooting with Ford. I, turning 20 in a few months, find such editorials with people that seem to be wiser (than most of the people surrounding me are), way more ironic, amusing and on the other hand serious and inspiring than doing the same shooting with a little Thylane. I don't even care about the fact that Ford seems to contradict himself with the quote above and when he was telling that he's pro Botox in an interview some time ago. Maybe this automatically insists his personal point of getting "older" (and that he obviously cares about a more youthful appearance) but who cares? I think that it doesn't matter what the photographer himself thinks about getting older as far as he's not involving this into the shoot. It's more what the pictures transform to me. And this time they transform a lovely, sexy and funny way too say: Youth is something but by far not everything. We rock our age much more than others do. 
I think there are rarely models , age 16-30, that could be such ironic about themselves and their age than  those two power-people are. And the only question that remains in my head is who the hell Clarissa & Doug are! 

Montag, 22. August 2011


I just came back from one of the coolest trips I could have had this summer. And fell in love. With Ibiza.
The facets, the weather, the vibe of the island and the right places with the right people - all of this filled me with so much energy that I'm ready for all the changes that will come pretty soon. One of the most beautiful places I visited, was definitely the trip to Formentera. The last time I saw such a water condition (no exaggeration), was actually when I spent my holidays on the Bahamas. 
I never expected an island like Ibiza (which I honestly supposed to be an island full of party-enthusiastic idiots that destroy most of the places with their behaviour) to offer so many inspiring locations being far far far far away from any ugly, dull party-people. Like all of those beaches I spent the mornings/middays at. Or  the Atzaró, one of the cool restaurants I got to eat at. Built in the middle of literally nowhere (on the more countrified sites of the island), a breathtaking area with a loungy atmosphere surprised me and was accompanied by a delicious cuisine. 
Another surprise that went behind my expectations was the variety in furniture-offerings. Sluiz, for example, shows an incredible amount of (sometimes useless but still funny to look at) interior decorations and La Maison De L'Elephant is one of the most impressive shops (you can actually call it HALLS) I ever went to. I will do a separate post about La Maison De L'Elephant since I hate blog posts with too many pictures (+ I want to avoid my "picture-editing-and-eliminating" problem, which then again results in complete dissatisfaction - it's all so complicated when you're 19 and this could be your only current problem). 
Overall, Ibiza is a beautiful place to stay and I hope that I will come back some time again. Possibly next summer. I wish ... 
Me + my disability of taking pictures of myself more professionally therefore posing in the mirror like an idiot just because I'm that impressed of what I'm wearing 

Sonntag, 14. August 2011

MhmcQueen... Resort 2012
So, I've been not writing much about anything relating to McQueen for the past months. I've been not mentioning Savage Beauty (quite frankly I have to admit that I'm a little jealous because I already know that I won't be in New York that quickly again so I saw no reason in writing about it), I've been not commenting on this year's f/w ready-to-wear collection and I just felt of having had a tiny bit enough from all of the hype I've been triggering with at least 1000000 other people over the world.
While I was creating wild head-stories of russian mafia boss wives in my head when looking at pre-fall 2011 (just loved that character of strict-and straightness featuring sexy tight cuts and clean lines), next year's resort collection leaves me somehow disappointed, shocked and above all confused behind. Sarah Burton obviously has a special thing for broad, very broad, statement-belts and long, very long, skirts & dresses. Not that this is not fine with me, but while remembering the last two collections those two details have been already spotted and need a definite pause. Being put in the same combinations (long dress/skirt/normal trousers + broad belt), I'm completely left with a big questionmark on my front. Why doing the same stuff again? I want to see something new, inspiring, something McQueenish that I've never seen before. How would Burton call the theme of the collection? Maybe I'm currently lacking of phantasy but it all appears repetitive. Although I can see Burton's input of sewing accessories on the pockets of her jackets, there is nothing I would personally scream for except from the last few dresses, which enhance the slightly monotone collection. Despite the dresses, it all seems so okay but that's not what McQueen stands for, is it?
I'm sure Sarah Burton, McQueen and I won't end up like Balmain, Decarnin and me (from "in a relationship" to "it's complicated" to "single") but I'm really hoping for the best for all of us (which fortunately would be a blasting, absolutely never ever seen before s/s12-collection).


Freitag, 12. August 2011

On a small, German island...

...there's plenty of time to take pictures and hang out in lovely cars. Especially when the weather's actually not that good as you expected it to be. I so look like I'm ready for autumn. And I can't wait for my SUMMER-holidays to come on Tuesday.

Jeans: Zara
Tanktop: H&M
Jacket: Iceberg
Scarf: noname
Ballerinas: Pretty Ballerinas
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Bag: H&M 

Donnerstag, 11. August 2011

Today's cravings

a chill at the pool
spending free time at paradise
white & gold (simply love creoles)
nothing else to add
this bikini just in black. 
this adorable top/dress 
and a healthy looking calorie bomb. 

Dienstag, 9. August 2011

Mirabell Gardens of my favourite locations in Salzburg. 

Dress: Zara
Flats: Bloch
Sunnies: Ray Ban
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