Wednesday, 30 April 2008

I Want To Buy These Shoes

In times where we designers invent everything, something was still missing. Comfortable but seductive shoes. The most comfortable and still aestheticly appealing shoes I can imagine are ballett flats. But are they secucive? I don't think so. What a relief that american footwear and footcare manufacturer Scholl asked the italian multi talent designer Diego Dolcini, which you might know from other collaborations (Dolce&Gabbana, Tom Ford, Pucci and Bulgari)) to reinterpret orthopedic shoes.

With this collaboration Scholl managed to add a new flavor to their shoes. Healthy shoes gain an additional value, being hip, sexy and fashionable at the same time. Comfort meets glamour is the idea of the concept. I would be happy to become one of their customers but as for now it seems that the perfect summer shoes are only available in Italy.

Distributers of Scholl Shoes in France:



Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Summer Of 1959...Yearly Recurring Fashion?

As I am collecting all Paris Vogue editorials of the last years as a source of inspiration, I noticed a totally similar collage combined with this April's Vogue. "Hippie" fashion seems to be a hype which is being presented as très tendance year by year. Let's celebrate summer in stylish mode and leave the rainy days behind.
Right now there are so many things going on in my life that I have no time to post frequently. I am really sad about this but I will return to a daily routine as soon as time and inspiration is back.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Is Marc Jacobs The New Tom Ford?

I just came over this really controversial article in GQ Magazine about Mr. Marc Jacobs. Excluding the fact that he is one of the most talented, most successful and most popular fashion designers, I ask myself if that's all he has to say...I have been left clueless.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

The Triangle Of Happiness

Photographer James Gooding's latest photography project deals with the Triangulation of happiness which points represent where someone lives, works and shops. James Gooding himself wrote about the idea for the project the following "I began painting a series of visual images in my mind about my own life. Soon I found myself completely preoccupied thinking about where others found happiness in their day, different careers, different lifestyles, and geographical circumstances that define this state of human existence in a modern society." This made him document the life of eight expatriates living in different corners of the United States.

Triangles vary with each person which leads to the conclusion that happiness varies for each of us. "In this collection of images, I have tried to understand my subjects through conversations that took place and observations made over the course of days I spent with them. I am presenting them ‘in their now’ and as ‘my direct experience of them. With this in mind, I invite the viewer to reflect on the central image of their triptychs as to what I have seen to be the most significant point of their triangle", Gooding writes.

I personally appreciate the self-concerning aspect of this theory. By reflecting the triangles of others I started to think about mine. Happiness is the most important goal to reach in life. Every human searches for it and only few of them find it. To visualize the comlexity of this matter was an exceptional idea and an enrichment for everyone who is interested.

edward - live - lockwood, NV
edward - work - reno, Nv
edward - shop - patrick, Nv


Thursday, 3 April 2008

The Individual Meaning Of Fashion

This morning on my way to work I became clear about the fact how much I love Paris. Not only my private Paris but also my daily live. It's just so much more anonymous and indifferent in Paris and I thank my destiny every day.

I remembered a chat with a former colleague I never forgot because the consequences of my statement of mind were so disappointing. The discussion originally not about fashion but at the end it let to it and the judgements involved with this subject.

SHE told me that her vacation in South Africa was incredibly nice the only problem was that her trunk with all clothes was stolen.

I said that this must be horrible because no one can replace the value of them.

SHE affirmed that this was no problem because insurance pays.

I replied that this would be an issue for me loving every single piece of my closet and each having its own history.

SHE laughed and said that she doesn't understand me. It's easy she countered "you just take the money from the insurance company, go to a shop, buy three different pants, two pullovers, some shirts, 2 pair of comfortable shoes and you will be alright. You will survive, believe me."

No answer from my side.

Afterwards she never got rid of the picture of me being a superficial doll who is only interested in the "easy" things in life. (I learned later from a reliable third party)

When I remember this chat today I come to the conclusion that for one a pullover is anything and for the other it's something special. I am glad to say that now that I am older, I would have the self-confidence to explain who is why superficial.