Monday, 28 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
The most inspiring thing I found on my London Fashion Week end is this photo of a man dragging a lamb through the snow. It was framed and hanging in Rosie's living room on top of the fireplace just waiting for me. Perfect for AW09 spirit isn't it?
Friday, 18 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Tired and weakened by the lonely journey through the menacingly still landscape he emerged from the millions of icy flakes like a vision. His clothes were stained with blood and mud - yet the new patterns they formed on his robes gave an inexplicable depth to his appearance. They dignified him in a way that only the beasts which saw him fight the relentless wind with stubborn resilience and cross the frozen river bed witnessed.
The King was back.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Alim Khan, photographed by Prokudin-Gorskii in 1911. Apparently he was the last emir of the Manghit Dynasty.
Well, I don't know about that but our good man had a true sense of style and the big chunky belt will definately not get him through security check!
Kathakali is a highly stylised classical Indian dance-drama noted for its attractive make-up of characters, their elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements.
This is what we will show you when you come to the reception in Kerala and we will ask Achchan to give detailed explanations about everything.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
While searching for the perfect wedding dress I must confess that I did consider this one as a serious potential candidate for a long 3 seconds for the simple reason that it will keep me nice and warm in the cold Swiss winter time. I have finally opted for a slightly more revealing one (!) but I still find it quite inspiring in an 'easter' kind of way.
No glitz, sequins or shiny beads this time, a warrior needs to hide and become invisible in dense Northern forests . We are trying to play it low key (I said 'trying') with gentle tassels, modest trims, humble tape and tons of tiny pompons like snowflakes. It should do the trick.
Friday, 11 September 2009
Mystery is finally broken, these are Chinese Opera Masks (two images found on the net).
Less is more? I don't think so...
Manish, sorry mate, we now know where your beautiful works of art come from! (but we still love you)
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
One of the August issues of Weltwoche carried an article on our forthcoming wedding. We're not sure when it is but they announced it's in October anyway. Read on in German if you can manage!