Every minute of every day of this entire week was filled with all things Fashion Week for me! I attended plenty of shows and did my very best to take you with on Instagram. While it was a bit quieter online, I was all the busier in real life. I am looking forward to the upcoming Fashion Week post, charged and inspired as I am right now. Next week we’ll get the party started! I have so much to tell you, but first I need a good night’s sleep, or two!
In other news, I will spend the month in Berlin. You may have noticed that I have been at home much more than usual in the past couple of weeks as well. I have reduced my traveling schedule a bit, a little break from being on the road was simply more than overdue. In August I’ll pack my suitcase again, but in July I’ll stay put and charge my inner batteries :)
One of the most exhausting things about Fashion Week is the constant small talk. There is not a minute of silence during the entire event. Always smiling, repeating the same snippets of conversation over and over again (how am I feeling, shows, plans for the next week, cooperations and weather) – it gets old after a while.
Some were a bit huffy that I walked past without noticing them, but friends, honestly, at some point my perceptive field shrinks to a tiny dot. With so many names and faces crammed into such a short time span, I started to space out after a while. And once the real life talk was over, the whole thing started again online. After 5 days of constant talking I feel like I’ve said it all and have no words left in me. I am longing for a bit of solitude.
I am still on my fantasy & sci-fi trip and would appreciate any recommendations for series in those fields that are not too campy.
Anyone got an idea for me?
Black Mirror, Homeland and House of Cards are more depressing than entertaining these days. It’s simply too real. I have an urge to escape into some other, surreal world.
Did you see?
My write up about my experiment to stay offline for 48 hours is featured in the current issue of German Grazia! I am super happy about this feature, and extremely curious to hear your opinion on it! :)
Busy as fashion week was, I of course heard about the upheavals surrounding the G20 summit. News reported of warlike conditions, burning cars and bins, heavy destruction and many injured. Quite a few girls who had come down to Berlin for FW were really hesitant to return. No wonder, with those images!
It really seems like a bunch of idiots from all over Europe are taking the summit as a carte blanche to go on a group rampage. This is a million miles from peaceful demonstrations, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how the destruction of private property and outright blind vandalism are supposed to help the cause of saving the world. Lighting cars of uninvolved people on fire, torching waste bins, smashing shopping windows of small shops that are already struggling for survival anyways – what for? What positive effect does wreaking havoc in peaceful neighborhoods create? The same goes for street fighting the police, which, after all, are only doing their job? The whole thing really shows how much extremists on the left and on the right really resemble each other. No wonder the people of Hamburg are pissed off. This is not politics, nor is it a discourse. This is pure destructive rage.
Seriously people, what’s wrong with you??
Respect to the police and emergency forces for confronting their mammoth task this week, and for remaining friendly despite long shifts and full combat gear.