As you may or may not know from Facebook and/or Twitter, two weeks ago I had the pleasure to spend some time in Paris again. I had managed to squeeze in a little trip there, sometime inbetween Berlin Fashion Week and job interviews in London. And what a wonderful idea that was! We had the most beautiful weather, although it was a little too hot for my liking. Not a single cloud on the blue sky every day – perfect for some Eiffel Tower climbing and bateaux mouches on the Seine!
The first day was spent mainly on the steps in the shadows of Sacré-Coeur. The “quartier” surrounding Sacré-Coeur goes by the name of Montmartre and is a lovely part of Paris with (expensive!) cafés and the Place du Tertre, where Pablo Picasso lived back in the old days. I couldn’t help but feel at home there once again.
Other days included climbing the Eiffel Tower (okay, I admit it, I used the lift), bateaux mouches on the Seine, like every time I’m in Paris, and a long walk from the Arc de Triomphe along the Champs-Élysées, through the Jardins des Tuilleries (with a quick stop at Ladurée) towards the Louvre. So, here are mes impressions de Paris… Excuse my franglais.
The irony of this is that all the real postcards I sent from Paris either got lost somewhere or arrived after two weeks. But it was Bastille Day so I guess that’s why..
The Eiffel Tower…in case you didn’t know or see it…
English: This season I got a press accrediation for Showfloor Berlin at Berlin Fashion Week. Armed with my camera and the black press wristband, I made my way to the front of the catwalk, standing next to the big magazine and official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographers. My first Showfloor show was Ellen Eisemann, for which the first three girls of Germany’s Next Topmodel walked as models. The collection was cute, summery and definitely something I would wear this summer! The colours used were very fresh; you could see a lot of rosé, orange, green and blue.
Deutsch: Diese Season habe ich eine Presseakkreditierung für den Showfloor Berlin auf der Berlin Fashion Week bekommen. Bewaffnet mit meiner Kamera und meinem schwarzen Pressearmband stellte ich mich also ganz vorne am Catwalk neben den ganzen großen Vertretern der Magazine und offiziellen Fotografen der Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin hin. Meine erste Showfloor Show war die von Ellen Eisemann, auf der die drei diesjährigen Ersten von Germany’s Next Topmodel, Lovelyn, Maike und Luisa, gelaufen sind. Maike natürlich im ROTEN Kleid, was einige Lacher beim Publikum hervor rief. Die Kollektion an sich war sehr niedlich, sommerlich und definitiv etwas, was ich diesen Sommer tragen würde. Auch die Farben waren sehr frisch; viel rosa, blau, orange und grün war dabei.
On July 2nd, I went to the Adlon hotel in Berlin to see the salonshow that I was invited to. The salonshow, as well as the GreenShowroom, based in the suites of the hotel, were all about green/eco fashion. Amazing materials, great designs and fantastic ideas are what inspire this kind of fashion. I really enjoyed the fashion show, after show cocktails and contents of my goody bag. And the Adlon Kempinski hotel is a great location for such an event, as you can see in the pictures above. I had two favourite pieces: the first Vilmava piece, and the black dress by Anaïs Guille. Other designers were Tatjana Prijmak, Edelziege, Lanius, Royal Blush by Jana Keller, Johanna Riplinger and Swiss Affaire.