OUT OF THE BLUE: PATRICE
In Celebrity, Music, Travel on June 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm
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.fake hublot
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?
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
LOVE AND LAUGHTER FROM PARIS
In Fashion, Travel on April 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm
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.
I hope your Easter holidays is just as fun and stylish. I would love to know what you have been up to!
URBAN DIARIES: COLOGNE
In Fashion, Fashion photography, Street fashion, Travel, Trend on April 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm
Flames, I’ll be very honest. I am sitting right in-between two stools. I’m in the place where life changing circumstances just changed my life completely, turned it upside down, made it impossible to decide where to go next… When my head is full of decision making and when thoughts linger heavy on my mind I know two things to perfectly distract me: one is traveling – and the other one is fashion, without a doubt.
I may be a little sparing with words lately. In that sense let me please share with you a few impressions from my recent travels to Cologne and the stuff that rocks my world of fashion at the moment for inspiration. Sneakers are absolutely on the top of my hot list for this spring/summer – there is no better foot gear to explore the metropolises of this world than sport shoes. As much as I love the ‘extra inches’ – there is no point in hurting your feet while your eyes want to dwell upon new and unknown sights. Leave the high heels for Fashion Week and the high profile events – that’s where they perfectly belong…
Style-wise I am lusting after urban chic as well as everything colorful with an ethno touch for the warm season. Current Adidas Originals collection is coming in handy since they combined all of the three. A short over a colorful leggings is always a good idea – especially when high temperatures haven’t already kicked in that much.
Up next it is going to Paris including a short stay at Euro Disney, so fingers crossed that I get a few good snap shots to share with you soon from there….
Love and light,
xox, the Flamboyante