Li Torres AW14/15
Those of you who follow me on Instagram have probably already noticed that I have once again fled Berlin to my second heart city Buenos Aires. I was actually only looking for sun and warmth, but what I found was actually even better: Buenos Aires Fashion Week, or as they like to call it: BAFWEEK. Of course I took the opportunity to check out some of the local designers with their shows and was pleasantly surprised about how well made the fashion week is here. Of all the shows I watched I chose my favorite ones and presented the first part on Two For Fashion and today the second here on iHeartBerlin. Enjoy my impressions after the jump!
photo: Lea Colombo for Dazed Digital
One of the biggest – if not the THE biggest – highlights of the fashion world is happening today at 10:06h in the morning: The womenswear fashion show of Louis Vuitton for Autumn/Winter 2014-15 in Paris. The LV shows are not simply runway shows, they are spectacles with big impressive sets, stunning designs and the creme de la creme of celebrities in the front row. If you don’t believe me head over to Dazed Digital that have some wonderful photos of the last show that had glamorous escalators, a mary-go-round and a fountain. Of course it’s super hard to get a ticket, that’s why Louis Vuitton is also streaming the show live on their website as well as on a small selection of blogs such as ours. So if you want to be amazed by the latest Vuitton show, look no further than behind the jump for the live stream.
The Oscars are a great opportunity to analyse the gender roles in the film business. Nominees in the important gender neutreal categories like Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film are mainly white men; while the red carpet is dominated by the sparkly robes of the ladies. When Kathryn Bigelow picked up the Best Director Oscar as the very first woman in 2010, 81 men already had one of those super Oscars at home.
So there’s plenty to be done for women in the world of film and the Berlin Feminist Film Week has set out to do just that…
Coming Saturday the Last Days of Justin Bieber Party takes place in Backyard in Kreuzberg, next to U – Bahn Prinzenstraße, and we are looking forward to see all of you there. The best party to dance away the night to HipHop tunes, 80s and 90s and Indie hits happens this week and we got all the facts plus you guys can win guest list. After Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise and Miley Cyrus Justin Bieber is taking over the part of a Last days testimonial and, honestly – what is going on with this guy?
In the latest episode of our Cinema de Mode we have the beautiful 6-minute fashion short Awake, by the Berlin Fashion Film Festival Award-winner Martin Monk, in collaboration with Berlin-based designer Hien Le & Interview Magazine. Awake is an aesthetic exploration of dream and reality, telling the story of a couple that has yet to be found. Highlight of the film is Hien Le’s stunning FW 2014 collection, with its classic and simple cuts inspired by modern architectural silhouettes. Enjoy the film after the jump.
Even though winter is already gone here in Berlin and Spring is knocking on our doors inviting us out to stroll down the Spree or riding bikes through the city we have a wonderful Winter escape recommendation for you not to miss.
Actually it’s more a Spring escape, but never mind. Because any season you decide to escape the big city lights of Berlin for beautiful Kitzbühel will be most enjoyable. This little town has so much to offer that we repeated our trip from last year to get to know a much more sporty side of the idyllic mountain city. After the jump you will find some detailed recommendations and tons of beautiful mountain photos that will melt your arid city heart and make you wish to go for a skiing trip right away.
I remember the last Oscar Shorts film screening by Mobile Kino and ShortsTV that took place last year quite well, because the films where so impressive and really moved me. In fact, I had teary eyes with almost every one of them.
This year I will sadly miss the screening at Babylon, but you don’t have to! Together with our friends and partners from Mobile Kino we are raffling off super special balcony seats for the screening on Saturday night. Get a preview of this years Oscar-nominated short films after the jump and find our how to win on our Lucky Thursday!
Middle Daughter, 2013, all artwork by Mantalina Psoma
Just recently the Heinz-Martin Weigand gallery in Charlottenstr. opened the new solo exhibition of Greek painter and former UdK Berlin graduate Mantalina Psoma. Her eerie portraits of women and places caught my attention and was quite impressed by the depth and mystique of her large-scale works. Her realistic style is reminescent of cinema which is also something that fascinated me about the examples that I saw. It’s almost like the scene of a film freezes and the main character looks straight into the camera. Very haunting! The exhibition will be open until April 26, 2014, so you should go have a look. Get some more previews after the jump.
American Hustle is nominated for 10 Oscars. If you have this information it becomes impossible to watch the film without preoccupation. Thus when I went to see it at the packed Press screening at Berlinale my expectations were literally sky high.
Extraordinary jewellery always has a special place in my heart, not only because of my own ventures into jewellery design, but also because I have a great admiration for beautiful products that go beyond the normal aesthetic of their own genre. In the case of the new jewellery collection by Berlin-based label WOMAN.MADE it is exactly that what attracts me. Instead of thin gold chains designer Stephanie Johne uses a thick white rope as a necklace complemented by pendants of short pieces of copper pipes covered in white leather. The combinations of these unusual materials is truely beautiful and very unique. Elegant, minimalistic, but still very bold. And with the size they make excellent statement pieces. As her inspiration for this collection and her label name she mentions Jean-Michel Basquiat, the enfant terrible of the New York art scene of the 80s who she wrote her art history thesis about.
If you like Stephie’s jewellery as much as we do, you should check out her current offer of one of her amazing necklaces on Newniq right here that is still available for another 6 days. See the rest of the collection after the jump.