This week at my class “Art Direction for Fashion” at CSM, I was tasked to moldboard on myself. And this is what resulted.
I perceive everything best, when all of my senses are involved. The right image I created as I was magically inspired by @marcela_gtierrez, the artist that created the cover of the brand new cultural almanac Zac Posen also advertised on Instagram: called #theknow.
I really liked how the image looks like it was torn from magazines and then glued on a blank white page. It is edgy, it is interesting, it is lovable. And I am loving this idea of illustration. I posted it on my Instagram account @tath_me and, yay, the magazine and Marcela both liked it and commented on my images. How awesome this kind of creating, sharing and communicating is!
On the left side you see a collage of curated things that have personal meaning to me: The “Idea” is a wonderful painting from my favorite Californian contemporary artist, Ed Rusha. Haute Couture and aesthetics are my constant focus point – it happens naturally that I am drawn to it. The flower I photographed in a beautiful open zen garden in Malibu, the smell of it was unforgettable. Upon you see a delicate drink, that can be most fun on a night out. So much to discover zip by zip when mixed professionally. Auditive and visual stimulation is connected to my strongest senses. Coltrane allows you to think while listening. And Dirty Dancing impacted my life strongly, as I am a kid from the 80s.
What does your moldboard about yourself look like?
Quite a fancy feeling a skyline can create from the 18th floor right at Birmingham’s Bullring.
This weekend I was in B’Ham and found a new trend to wear for the weekends … already having some ideas turning this year’s big crop top trend into fall / winter work wear. But for now, let’s keep it weekendish.
If you have seen my article on The Trick With The Waistline, you know by now that accentuating your waist will do great for your figure and appearance. No wonder I am loving this year’s crop top trend. It is made out of a high waist skirt or pants and a crop top revealing only the upper part of your stomach. This trend isn’t something to wear at work, however the high waist skirts or pants are fantastic even without the top. Pants like this are called Palazzo Trousers.
THE PALAZZO TROUSERS
At Top Shop I found myself a pair of Palazzo Trousers, which are wide leg trousers that flare out from the waist. They almost trick others into thinking you are wearing an a-shape midi skirt…but then you walk and reveal it is trousers instead. I think this shape and 3/4th length add a certain contemporary elegance and can be worn off-duty with any kind of crop top – long or short sleeve. I recommend wearing heels with this outfit only. In flats you might feel a little clownish, if you know what I mean.
Feeling a bit cosmopolitan this weekend, but instead of enjoying the same name’s cocktail, we are sipping some new Coke wondering if we are finding it great or not. A little different in taste but knowing that stevia instead of sugar is the cause; it’s not bad – not at all. It has 27 calories per 100 ml, which is about half the amount of regular Coke. However a Diet Coke is with less than 1 calorie per 100 ml still in lead. So, the difference comes in the natural sweetener of the stevia plant. Since September you can buy Coke Life in the UK. It is unsure when it will be sold in Germany. For me new products are fun and I thought you might find it interesting, too.
Let me know about your weekend and if you enjoyed the time away from the office?!
Today at the headquarters I’d like to share a wonderful innovation with you. A ring that will transform your social life into quality time – worry free of missing out on anything that is important to you.
Let’s face it. We all do it. We check our phones all the time – when getting up, at work, at lunch, at dinner, in bed…just always. We live hybrid online-offline lives and enjoy it. Being offline just isn’t okay for us at all but we also enjoy one on one face time with our loved ones. Also on the job some people might not appreciate you checking your personal messages constantly. So far so good. But what are we going to do with this?
I want to introduce to you Ringly. The smartest and most beautiful way of staying online while being there in the the real world facing real people and real stuff. So, let’s say you are going out for dinner, you could build a phone tower with your friends jointly resisting the digital urge. Or you could wear a fancy statement ring that is designed to look beautiful and holds the technology that will discreetly notify you whenever you get a phone call, a text, an email or a tweet you care about. You could then reach out for your phone only when you really need to.
After reading about Ringly I directly ordered one for myself which I will get around October. As this is an entirely new product, you can pre-order until September 1st for a special price with this link.
I will write a review about the ring once I will have it in my hands and will let you know how I make use of it. Thank you, Ringly, for designing such a great product. I am already very excited about it and cannot wait until I get it.