Live and let live

Dear world, live and let live. This has been my life motto since… forever!

I currently live in Zurich, Switzerland and I noticed not a lot of people wear color. Everyone is walking around with grey, black or white. As if they would be scared to stand out or show their true colors. We do live in a world with people full of fears, sadly.

I bet everyone knows the phrase “You are how you dress yourself” by now. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing neutral colors, just not 24/7. We express our personality through choosing colors, materials, different kinds of cuts and styles. And I see is a bunch of beautiful people in fear, pressure and in confusion. So, what do we do when we feel all of those things? We don’t want to get noticed and we are afraid of judgment.

That voice inside your head is dragging your spirit down. It wants you to suffer and it wants you to feel trapped for a lifetime. And that’s really easy nowadays. Choosing the color Black is easy. It fits to everything, so you dont really have to worry about the matching shoes or a matching scarf or as I mentioned earlier, people noticing you. That’s the ego. Get rid of that f*cker!

If someone has ever judged your outfit, they might have been unaware that it’s the personality they are judging without even knowing your precious personality. Because, if you wear too much color you’re a clown and some might not take you serious. Bullsh*t.

Color is joy, love, light, positivity, expression, fantasy, happiness, motivation and inspiration. Every color has its meanings. Of course you don’t have to agree. I just like to share what’s on my mind and gather information of what I witness on a daily basis while in the aware. I am not afraid to share my thoughts, feelings and my true colors.

Help yourself by throwing yourself bluntly into the fire. Just do it. Wear whatever YOU want. Wear it however YOU want it. Wear the pink, zebra printed coat that has been hanging around in your basement for years. Wear everything with confidence. Set a statement. Prints, cuts, styles, slogans, colors, patterns who the f*ck cares?

EVERYONE. Once you start changing for the better, everyone starts to care. Because somehow you are growing. You are blooming like a flower and they are still “everyday black attitude”.

But don’t let them pull you back. If they really care about you, they will support and understand your transformation. If not, they will disappear out of your life naturally. You just have to let them. Go with the flow while trusting the universe, always accept and let go.

A few weeks ago I bought a pajama set made out of cotton, super soft and comfy. Its bright red and has white hearts all over. I’m mentioning my eye catching pajama, because I’m wearing it right now while writing this paragraph in the ukrainian Airport. I’m literally wearing a pajama to travel back to Switzerland. And when I write pajama, I mean only the pajama. I don’t like bras and I just got a laser treatment so, I’m definitely not wearing panties. Can you imagine how comfortable and free I feel? I paired it with a red, varnished winter coat and black Timberland heels. Yes, lots of people stare and I even got compliments.

It’s because I wear it with confidence. I love myself. I’m thankful everyday. And I know I look good in anything. That’s confidence not arrogance. If I were arrogant, I would have never written this paragraph and I wouldn’t care about humanity. I care about YOU. In order to feel free and so unbothered I want you to spread your colorful wings and express yourself, please. Do it for yourself and the ones you truly love.

To the designs the Models are wearing:

Red/yellow outfit designed by the young newcomer designer, Melsa Polat.

Two-sided print outfit designed by the young newcomer designer, Gian Balci.

If you like different, then please go and support them on their social medias @Gianbalci and @dysfunctional.zurich. They just started on their very own which I am so proud of! I see so much passion and potential in these two young designers and I truly believe in them for their great rise to success one day. I’m very thankful for this collaboration with these two Artists, because they made my vision come to life for this particular project.

Models:         Adriana Mastrangelo and Jenny Bruehlmeier

Designer:       Gian Balci and Melsa Polat  

 

 

We are not "Testers"

We are not a “Tester”

This project is about living beings not being “testers” for others. We are all familiar with the saying “life is a test” Yes, correct. Life gives us chance, opportunity and change. The universe works in our own favor. Every individual has their own path and that is what you should be working for daily for short- and most importantly long-term results. I’m talking about your passion. The one thing, that completely sets your soul on fire. Many of us seem to have lost their true passion and purpose in life. Due to crisis, stress, pressure, laziness or expectation of a boss, teacher or parent etc. This is all controlled and hopefully no new news to you. I really want to bring the awareness back and advise to every single precious person to connect with thyself. Now, there is a huge percentage of the world population that let themselves be controlled, fooled, manipulated and tested, without even noticing. And that’s not your fault at all. It’s the way we grow up by others influence like; news readers, politicians, teachers, lectures, trends, magazines, commercial, TV, social media and even family sometimes. What matters here is your attitude towards it. One of the keys is to evolve and grow. Change your perspective, turn the wheel and you will become the captain of your own ship.

 

 A huge Thank you for the group of models.

 

Bxart1

Melsa Polat

Silvan Rempfler

Jheffry Mercedes

Sulamith Devadas

Jan

 

Marilyn inspired me

I love the 50’s. Its photography, fashion, art and the then ideal of beauty are a source of inspiration to me. On a recent trip to Aix en Provence in France I visited Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre a fully restored private mansion from the 18th century. Its exhibition was dedicated to the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

Lots of photographs, fashion and videos were displayed. I enjoyed every second in that museum and I took it all in. It’s these peaceful moments I want to enjoy to the fullest, with the art I’m looking at speaking so loud to me.

When I got back home to Switzerland I was still thinking about the exhibition and the photographs and designs, which really blew me away. And that’s how I ended up with this modern vintage photography style & contemporary make up and accessory fusion project.

But of course, there is emotion and meaning behind these photographs. The torture of longing home, the person you love and admire with all your heart and soul. The feeling of abandonment and acceptance. The feeling of loss and gain. Thoughts torture while the soul remains peaceful and seeks for harmony.

“Something deeper than just love” Thank you. P.S I love you

 

Model                          Anais Marinka

Location & date          Switzerland, March 18th 2018

LIMITLESS

My very first project to show you guys! And there are many more to come.

It was an early cold winter day in December 2017. The first snowflakes danced to the ground and I went for a walk in the forest with Toby, my wonderful Pug. And all of a sudden inspiration hit me; I decided I would do a photo-shoot in the forest when there would be lots of snow, an ideal environment to showcase an editorial make-up look.

And that’s exactly what I did 2 months later. I am a spontaneous person, and talked my good friend into the project not until the morning of the day I had picked for the photo session. Lucky as I was she was all in and could make herself available for the afternoon. So we headed out into a cold but beautiful winter day for a photo shooting.

To me, this project shows that make-up is art; it is limitless and you can go totally crazy with it. And always wear it with confidence! A huge thanks to my model and friend who played along and supported me.

 

 

Model                         Jenny Landeck

Location & date Zurich, Switzerland, December 16th 2017