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BERLIN FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER ’15

Berlin Fashion Week SS15, the Flamboyante

photo credit: Uli Löser/Punktzehn Fotografie

Flames, I am utterly delighted to present you with some wonderfully captured moments from recent Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 15. I have to credit my dear friend Berlin based photographer Uli Löser for this master piece of fashion photography – he has been so kind to provide me with the scoop of three major collections, the ones of coveted Austrian fashion designer Lena Hoschek, alongside French- Austrian designer Marina Hoermanseder and Thoas Lindner, who is also a sculptor and a poet.

Berlin stands for young, contemporary, self-conscious, open minded and liberal. I have been completely taken by the pulsating city on my last visit and I am impatient to share more of it and from recent work with Uli with all of you. But for now let’s let the image speak – be amazed at some delightful musings from Berlin Fashion WeeK S/S 15:

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I hope you enjoyed this fashion infused visual inspiration from Berlin, just as much as I did. Oh, that gold teeth necklace worn by the girl in the fourth picture….perfect place to wear your grills, I would say ;)

You can view more of Uli’s art work on his web page: Punktzehn.de and on his facebook page.

 

xox, the Flamboyante

 

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OUT OF THE BLUE: PATRICE

Patrice Bart Williams

What a beautiful summer so far, Flames! I have already encountered so many adventures, living summer life to the fullest and therefore may not always had the time to capture everything I have seen. Well sometimes we have to embrace the moment…But how lucky to have had my camera with me at my visit to the Afropfingsten music festival in Winterthur, Suisse – because there was a moment that just meant the world to me and that I will never forget.

I remember how I held my first tape of Patrice’s music in my hand. Perhaps the first tape of his music that ever existed as it was more of a demo really. I must have played it at least a million times and I guess it is alright to say that songs like ‘Queens‘ or ‘Love‘ and ‘Everyday good‘ have inspired me for my entire life – encouraged me to have faith in myself,  be the person I strive to be, to listen to my heart and follow the things I love, to stay strong and never let anyone talk me out of my dreams…all so important values.

Hm, and this soulful and soothing voice – if you haven’t heard it yet I advice you should. I will never forget listening to this voice while overwieving the river nile from my grandmother’s balcony once on a visit to Egypt. How these beautiful melodies carrying so meaningful words were playing with the mild wind just to disperse into the dusk over a vibrant river – memories to treasure forever.    This must have been about sixteen years ago, and I still get the same fascination today when listening to his music, if not even more. And I think in his new album ‘The rising of the son‘ this natural mystic certainly is maintained. Songs like ‘Cry, cry, cry‘, ‘Hippies with guns‘ and ‘Alive‘ may stick to our ears easily but my very personal favourites are ‘Making ways‘  and ‘Songs’ -  because once again it is the message that is touching me personally and on a deeper level.

In summer I enjoy myself the most going to festivals and mingling with likely minded, as I am the most inspired when surrounded by music. A visit to a Patrice concert lets my heart jump for joy, that is for certain – as there are so many precious stories connected to his music. I call that magic – and I would really love to know who’s music let’s your heart skip a beat? Patrice Bart WilliamsPatrice Bart Williams Bart Williams, AfropfingstenPatrice Bart WilliamsPatrice Bart Williams, Afropfingsten

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Wether it is on the festivals or during the World cup live streams – I hope that you are celebrating every moment this summer! And please don’t forget to follow my Instagram – it is an easier way for me to keep you posted with my adventures and travels – thank you!

Lots of sunshine,

xox, the Flamboyante

 

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LOVE AND LAUGHTER FROM PARIS

Nadine Salem, The Flamboyante

 

Happy Easter, Flames! I always associate holidays with enjoying myself and living life to the fullest. I never run short of ideas on what do. This Easter holiday I spent at Euro Disney in Paris  – during my visit to Paris city for one week.

Turns out it was the best idea I could possibly have for this time of the year! Then again it is always and any time a good idea to visit the capitol of love. Making sure you do it in style is so easy in Paris. My outfit from French label the Kooples is making the perfect match to my Minnie Mouse ears. Euro Disney Paris is certainly a dream come true – for grown up children just as much as for the little ones.

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I hope your Easter holidays is just as fun and stylish. I would love to know what you have been up to!

 

xox, the Flamboyante

 

 

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