Museumsquartier Vienna Fashion Week

October 11, 2016

img_3213The Museumsquartier Vienna Fashion Week 2016 took place between the 12th and the 18th of September and this year I was lucky enough to attend the shows as press, thanks to my partner in crime – Borislava from Colour Club. As I have never before attended a fashion week, you can imagine my excitement only because of just being there and living this atmosphere from up close. And even though I didn’t have my camera with me and was equipped only with an iPhone, here are some pics from the looks and shows I found most inspiring.

On Saturday the day started with the Modeschule Herbststrasse fashion show – one of the best fashion schools in Vienna, where students from the school presented their collections. This was also one of the shows I liked most, maybe because of the diversity and boldness of the looks. Each one of them was super fun, young and playful, lots of pink, tulle, sheer and asymmetric pieces – one cannot go wrong with that! (OK, maybe one can, but they didn’t :D)

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Why September is the best month to start over

September 25, 2016

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There is something so charming about September. On the one hand, summer is not yet over and you can still enjoy the one or the other day/week at the beach, without the crowds and burning summer sun. On the other hand, the weather is cooling off, which, after the couple of months of living in shorts, makes me enjoy layering clothes and crave cosy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. But despite the charm and colourful fairytale-like tree leaves and all, there is something that for me really makes September the best month to start things over, whether it is a new work project, a new job, a business, a workout plan or diet or even.

It’s back to school time! OK, I know you’re probably not going to school anymore. Anyways, whether you’re going back to school, university or work after a nice summer vacation, don’t we all keep that back to school feeling pretty much for the rest of our lives when September hits? Temperatures drop and the mornings start smelling like wet fall leaves. Some kind of melancholy for earlier days wakes up in me at that time every year, but also the inner motivation to be better, to work harder, to tirelessly pursue my passion. That’s why I like setting new goals at this time of the year. Because let’s face it, those new year’s resolutions are so overrated and the whole year ahead is such a long time period, that we never actually get them done and they are super hard to track. That’s why 90-day-goals have proven to be much more effective and trackable. So what better time to set goals that you want to accomplish until the rest of the year than now 😀

So, if you are reading this, and there is something you think about every day, go and start working towards that dream, start working on the new project, find the job you love or create it yourself, and get rid of the negative in your life. And even though I am in no way some sort of a guru, I do have a recipe for achieving that goal, which I borrowed from Jordan Belfort 😀 I sincerely hope this is not plagiarism in some way but the recipe is as follows: Write down your goal on a piece of paper, write exactly what you want to achieve and describe it. Then write down how you are going to feel when you do achieve your goal, to really be able to visualise your success. Next step is pick a person that is more important to you than yourself, and write down what you would do for them when you achieve your goal. Only thing that you have left is putting your goal in a bag/pocket to carry it around everywhere with you and take a picture of it to put it on your phone’s screensaver. Et voila! – bulletproof. This way it’s gonna be in front of your eyes at all times. Now you are unstoppable towards achieving your 90-day goal 🙂

 

Mamma Mia, here we go again

September 13, 2016

 

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Here are some more photos from out Greece trip, which went on in Skiathos Island, one of the places on earth me and my mom have been wanting to go for ages, mainly because of the movie Mamma Mia, which has been filmed there. Many people would say that’s very lame, I know 😀 Nevertheless, we love this movie and seriously there are so many reasons to love it (I guess if you are a woman haha), the beautiful locations, the great ABBA songs that never get old, the wonderful play of  Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried and most of all the beautifully pictured bond between a mother and a daughter. In fact, most parts of the movie have been filmed on the neigbouring island Skopelos, so of course, we didn’t miss to visit both 🙂 Both islands are really authentic and even though they have for sure changed after filming the movie there in 2008, read, a lot more tourists, but they have still managed to preserve their authentic feel and beauty. Skiathos is super lively and the main town is full of tiny streets, where you can get wonderfully lost among white-blue painted houses and tiny little restaurants. The island is not very big but offers some really beautiful sand beaches such as Koukounaries. Some of them, which are located on the northern shore, are not accessible by ground transport, so you can only go there by boat, they are really worth visiting though. The town is also famous for its night life and offers some pretty cool bars on the seaside, for whom it may interest 🙂 One if the boat cruises took us to the close islands Skopelos and Alonisos, where we spent a great day exploring Skopelos town and some beautiful beaches. One of my favourite places though will stay the old port of Skiathos, which had something really magical about it and looked pretty like a movie location (despite actually being one 😀 – that is the place where Pierce Brosnan’s yacht leaves from to go to the wedding). Enough said haha. Well one more thing. I don’t know if it’s an age thing, but you just really start appreciating those moments spent with family so much more with time 🙂 It was really a blast spending that time with them <3

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