Salzburg, 08.12.2013, 15:31
This advent calendar was made both by my mum and me. I made all the little bags and she arranged them, sewed them onto the backdrop fabric and added all the cards with the numbers. Also, it was her idea to use this colour scheme and she found the right fabric on which she attached the bags. Actually, she did much more than I! :) We got the fabrics we used for the bags from a shop that sells furniture fabrics. They had all this books with swatches they didn’t need anymore and so they gave them to us. At first we wanted to use only very clear colours, whites, greys, light blue. But we changed our mind when we saw the arrangement of colours in one particular swatch-book:
Then I sewed the bags – I simply folded the rectangles in half and sewed the open edges. I finished the opening using pinking shears. Then my mum attached the bags to the backdrop fabric and decorated it. Do you like the result?
My favourite Chanel fashion shows are always the Métiers d’Art shows. The attention to detail, the craftmanship, the locations of the shows themselves are incredible. I especially loved the last three pre-fall collections: Bycance, Bombay and Edinburgh. Inspired by the Paris-Edinburgh collection, I made an outfit for Cersei, consisting of a jumpsuit, a jacket, leggings, a bow she can wear around the neck and painted-on, fingerless gloves. I didn’t want to replicate exactly one outift (and I’m not skilled enough to do that + I don’t have the right materials), but make one that has a similar colour scheme, a similar cut and just generally looks similar. For comparison, I added some pictures (originally from style.com) of some of the looks below. What do you think about it?
I have this bike for approx. a month now, but I got the basket for it just recently. I am so in love with it (the whole bike, not just the basket :))! It’s fantastic. And so comfortable! I opted for 7 gears instead of 3, so it’s really esay to ride, even if I ride uphill. November might not be the best time of the year to buy a new bike, but the weather is still fine – I only have to wear gloves and switch on the light when I’m driving home after the university. I also decided to remove most of the stickers which where on the bike - in the first picture, they are still on it, but during the shoot I removed some – take a look at the last picture!
(The two guys in the basket belong to my mother. They are ‘Krampusse’, who are the companions of St. Nicholas and punish those children who didn’t behave well. We were thinking about making giftcards out of some of the pictures with them, but we haven’t decided yet!)