Julia von Bohem (née Julia Spidusova) first e-mailed me end of June last year with just a question and warm regards, being interested if I am looking for models. I usually get collaboration requests by models, photographers, fashion interns, make-up artists quite frequently, so I wasn't surprised. I asked her for some recent photos and I loved to discover that she is an artist - always a strong inspiration to my work. We scheduled a fitting for autumn, after my sabbatical break, and from then on I started to put together a photo shoot concept that would best depict her charm & joy wearing my designs and her classical piano playing. I chose dresses and headpieces that would bring an unexpected relaxed air, not losing the classic spirit that I so much adore.Read More
A couple of days ago I've received, with a lot of enthusiasm, the November issue of World Traveller magazine, featuring Vienna, for which I was interviewed at the recommendation of Silia Eleftheriadou, the lovely photographer and blogger behind theviennesegirl.com.
World Traveller magazine was launched in 2005 and is part of HOT Media Publishing. It is the Middle East’s biggest and best source of travel inspiration, it enjoys unique, independently audited distribution to the region's most frequent travelers, including those in Saudi Arabia. It focuses on luxury travel, with tips, holiday ideas and in-depth destination features written for those with a sense of adventure.Read More
I like to see my 2018 as obtaining, in one time-frame, all the key puzzle pieces that I prayed for, worked hard for, hoped and dreamed for since about seven years ago. Before that time, I subconsciously channeled my energy into learning, discovering, growing, exploring, building up the person that would one day reach the clarity and maturity to ask from God, from life, everything that I received today. 2019 will be a year of appreciation and, equally important, carefully putting all the puzzle pieces together in the frame. A structure that will define not only my future years, but my existence.Read More
Yesterday, I had the pleasure to be invited by my creative friend Izabella Petrut to visit her during Schmuck Skulptur event organized at Nordbahnhalle. I loved to see, admire and closely feel jewellery designs of 20 selected local artists such Elisabeth Habig, Konstanze Prechtl, Verena Krems or mysouldesign.Read More
“Pearl” is part of my line “Pearl’s Orangery”, which I slowly started to develop over the last year. It features formal and semi-formal occasion attire designed for fresh autumn and spring months. The result represents my personal artistic interpretation of a fusion of the contemporary Scandinavian “Hygge” approach and the neo-classical Gustavian style, both of which I am equally inspired by since many years.Read More
The first impression that almost everyone has, is that this spring I created a wedding gown for one of the customers recommended by one of the best wedding planners in Salzburg, Austria. And every time, there is a wow effect when they find out that I actually designed the dress FOR the wedding planner.Read More
Since some of you have been asking me lately: my previous Seams & Chronicles platform on blogspot.com will remain active and serves as an archive to my 400 articles that I wrote for the past seven years. I decided to move here, to keep better track of my online work and regardless the small “bugs” that blogspot.com sometimes has (photos keep disappearing), I absolutely enjoyed using it.
Here is the link to the archive:
A ten day escape to Gozo Island was exactly what I needed, after an insanely intense work schedule before and during the Fashion Week. Malta welcomed us with everything we knew it will offer and were longing for: a warm salty breeze, solar energy, beautiful country and sea side views, calmness.Read More
The Fashion Week ended four days ago and while I am sitting on our holiday garden suite’s terrace, I fondly recollect images and impressions from a week full of high spirits, new & familiar faces, lots of talks, fashion and design.Read More
"I am the fruit of my journey more than of my roots" Michèle Francillon, ItineraryRead More
Sabbatical or a sabbatical (from Hebrew: shabbat (שבת) (i.e., Sabbath), in Latin: sabbaticus, in Greek: sabbatikos (σαββατικός), literally a “ceasing") is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from one month to a year.Read More