30 November 2011

Living Is Easy

 Again this beautiful, huge and comfortable man shirt. This time grabbed quick to pull over my actual outfit, which was too cold after a while.

Did you see it? Some former student from my living community was feeling very funny and painted a simplified Hitler on the mirror. He is a dedicated "Titanic" reader...

29 November 2011

Dancing Through The History Fashion

100 YEARS / STYLE / EAST LONDON from Ad Eight creatieve communicatie on Vimeo.

For the opening of the biggest shopping mall inside a city in europe, which was opened this year, in East London, this commercial has been created. It shows sequential a pair of dancers, who are wearing, while dancing to different kind of music from the changing decades, varying clothes from 100 years of fashion during 100 seconds.
In my opinion, this is an interesting and creative idea and has been carried out well.

28 November 2011

That Rose Pattern

 You may not see it at first glance, but in the last time it feels like my life is just based on chance. I went home (to Berlin) over the weekend and it was pur coincidence that I saw my hair straigthener and thought something like: "Oh, I may try it again." I didn't straighten my hair but curled it around the hair-ends and it turned out pretty nice.
It was pure chance, that there was enough fabric left over from my curtains so that I could make a skirt out of it.

Honestly, I think life is just a chain of sequenced coincidences, but I can live along with this thought, if the outcoming is a contenting one. ;)
 It was good and weird to come back to Berlin. My room is quite empty now and my parents changed some things in the bathroom, which feels strange to me. But I forgot how nicely quiet my room is in comparison to the room here. 
 The first time I tried to make the skirt, I ended up sewing a pencil skirt, which I am going to finish in December, when I figured out how.
What I did to sew this full skirt was just whipping the hem, sewing it together to a tube and then adding an elastic band. Unfortunately, it is a little bit too loose, but I could wear it on my hips, too. So it didn't come out too bad.
 What I love the most about it, is the pattern. It's quite funny to wear a skirt, which matches your curtains. 
The first time I wore it outside was, while attending the fluxfm (former motorfm) work party with my sister, which was a blast!

24 November 2011


Sky Series Video from eric cahan on Vimeo.

Sometimes colour is everything, which makes me feel that a picture or photograph is special. It's one of the main things I think about while taking a picture. I just love the reduction of colour in a picture, because it starts to become abstract. Something more than just the reflexion of reality. Pure beauty.

In the Sky Series taken by photographer Eric Cahan colour is the main subject. That can be explained by his influences, which include Mark Rothko, James Turrell, and the Light and Space movement, a brand of minimalism that originated in Southern California in the 1960s and focused on perceptual phenomena such as light, space, volume and scale. On his website it is stated, that he believes that “light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself the revelation.”
The photographs in the Sky Seriesm, which I am about to introduce to you, consits of photographs of sunrises or sunsets. Cahan uses as many as four different cameras ranging from 6 x 7 film to digital. While using dozens of graduated filters, which are traditionally used by filmmakers, his aim is "to create a window into a time and a place, and to demonstrate how memories and colors shift and become abstract." Till he gets a result, which is seamless and free of banding or blemish, he produces chromium prints of each image dozens of times. "Beyond technical description, the picture evokes the presence of, and the artist’s reverence for, nature at its most sublime."
He himself says about his art: “My work is meant to capture a moment in nature, asking and empowering the viewer to be fully present, involved, and uplifted. I want the viewer to be drawn in, and be completely absorbed by, rather than separate from, that fleeting moment in time.”

(pictures and information taken from ericcahan.com)

23 November 2011

Dancing On The Tabletops

 Wish I'd find someone, who'd take pictures of my outfits. It's easy to get them taking this way, but it's quite unsatisfying in the outcome. Eventhough I like this serial of pictures, because it shows the lightness quite good. 
Last saturday evening I went to youth cafe called "Treff" (Meetingpoint) in the small town I am living now, because two DJs (one came even from Hamburg) were playing Ska, Funk, Soul and 60s music. I think it's hard to find a good mix like that nowadays and they did it really well! I had a blast while dancing and playing table soccer.

 Besides I love this dress so much. You can't see it, because the pictures are so blurry, but there has been two little swans stitched on right under the collar with white pearls. They give it a Vegas vibe, so it's my ultimate party dress. 
I bought it after my interviews at the university in Dortmund at TK Maxx, so it's also lucky charm for me. :)

22 November 2011


RUBBER OFFICIAL TRAILER ! from oizo mr on Vimeo.

[first lines]
Lieutenant Chad: In the Steven Spielberg movie E.T., why is the alien brown? No reason. In Love Story, why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone's JFK, why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent Chain Saw Massacre by Tobe Hooper, why don't we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason. Worse, in The Pianist by Polanski, how come this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again the answer is, no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples. The list is endless. You probably never gave it a thought, but all great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason. And you know why? Because life itself is filled with no reason. Why can't we see the air all around us? No reason. Why are we always thinking? No reason. Why do some people love sausages and other people hate sausages? No fucking reason.
Cop Xavier: [honks the horn] Come on! Don't waste your time explaining that garbage. Let's go!
Lieutenant Chad: Just a minute, let me finish.
[looks back at the audience]
Lieutenant Chad: Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style.
[pours his glass of water on the ground before getting back into the trunk of the police car] 

One of the best things about studying is that I get to meet a lot of people, who are all coming from different backgrounds and therefor have totally different ideas and thoughts about things. There are two things I love to get inspired by other people: One is music and the other is movies. Sometimes those two things go hand in hand together. I mean what is a movie without the soundtrack and what is a good song without a musicvideo? 
One of my student colleagues loves Justice as much as I do, but (as always) he is more obsessed with them. I somehow seem to have lost my ability of being obsessed with things at some point in my life. But hopefully some day it will come back as suddenly as I lost it.
Anyways, we watched a movie together called "Rubber" directed by Quentin Dupieux (who is also well known as Mr Oizo, who created Flat Eric). It's about a tire, who after he discovers his destructive telepathic powers, soon sets his sights on a desert town; in particular, a mysterious woman becomes his obsession. The reason why my friend knew about this particular movie is that Mr Oizo teamed up with Gaspard Auge from Justice for the soundtrack. So you can expect really good music during this movie.
Honestly, I don't think this movie is one the general public would like to enjoy. It has a confusing maybe even somehow disturbing plot, eventhough in the first few minutes the movie explains itself through Lieutnand Chad (as you can see in the quote above). So if you can get used to the thought that there is absolute no reason for anything in this movie, it does make sense. Actually, it didn't bother me so much, because you see great and beautiful pictures, well set camera angles and the soundtrack is amazing. All in all, a movie which I am grateful about that I could enjoy it, even if it left me with a feeling of "What the fuck?". If you are able to see it one day, take the chance, it's worth it!

RUBBER SOUNDTRACK TEASER from oizo mr on Vimeo.

21 November 2011

Lumberjack Shirt

 On misty days I love to wear huge men shirts like this one. It's from my father and so cozy that I would love to live in it the rest days of my coming life, if I had to choose.

04 November 2011


One of the things I am getting in touch with more is art science. That's why I thought it could be interesting to start to share some art and artists with you. Eventhough fashion is in a way some kind of art, too.

To start with I discovered this picture via THE YEAR IN PICTURES and was taken from the New York Times. The photograph on the left came into being after Nan Goldin has been given free access to the The Louvre on the days it was closed to the public. 
The painting on the right is from 1855 and the artist is Ary Scheffer.
This comparison shows one thing that you might already know and which was brought me close on thursday: Most of the artists get inspiration from other artists or maybe even from art made by themselves.  It's not like they make a painting or a photograph out of nothing. I just think it's a sedating thought.
Actually, I thought about doing something like that, too. Look at photographs or painting I like and try to do a new piece in my way.

What I like most about the photograph are the hidden faces. It could be every body on this picture.