Sunday, September 22, 2013

skate park

I wore:
Top: borrowed
Skirt: the bottom from an old costume
Sandals: Zara, recent

There is something so trashy but youthful about skate parks, especially when it basically is coated in graffiti. This one is right next to my neighborhood so we took some pictures before we went to do some grocery-shopping.

Can you smell the sun heat out of these pictures? Reminiscent of summer '13.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

salzburg for a day #two

Museum der Moderne is a contemporary art museum located high above the street on Moenchsberg, Salzburg. The building's reclangular shape cuts sharply into the nature on the hill, pointing at the ancient inner city. The clash of modernity and history looks a bit overwhelming, yet completely harmonious in an artistic way.

Several exhibitions were held in MdM that day we went to visit it. But the Alex Katz exhibition was the most impressive. His works reminded me of pop art and something digital. Everything was painted on huge canvases with exuberant bright colors, in simple, yet accurate lines. The people Alex Katz painted were rather stiff and sober, unlike his flowers which were more joyful and lively.

If you ever go to Salzburg, make sure to check out Museum der Moderne. They have changing exhibition whole year round, so make sure to look up at their website. Moreover, the architecture and the panorama view on top of Moenchsberg are definitely worth a visit.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

black footwear

If there is one thing in my closet that I had to pick to wear everyday for the rest of my life, it would be a pair of black leather booties for sure. Black footwear in general is just so versatile and it easily adds extra coolness to any outfit, for any occasion. So lets discuss black shoes today!

I, for one, have another reason to love black footwear because my hair happens to be black, too! Oh wow. But as a blondie or brunette you can pull off black shoes any times as well, they truly are the all-rounders.
Here's my little black shoe collection. Some other sandals and big, long over-knee boots are missing here.

Do you recognize some of my shoes I had on in my older blog posts?

Below I also picked out 20 (!) cool black shoes all from the current Autumn Winter collection of different labels starting from 39EUR up to 370EUR. I might just got you covered for the must-buy shoes of FW 2013/14. You can see a lot of deep black leather going on here, some are patent, some are matt and some are just shiny glossy. Buckles and lace-ups are the key elements to look for in the shoes right now, they add a punky, masculine and strong appeal to any outfit you'd be sporting. Classic men's shoes are still very hot this season with a lot of bluchers and loafers here and there. On the other hand, some elements such as paillets, cut-outs and leather straps add more playfulness and femininity to the shoes.

Happy shopping.

Monday, September 16, 2013

cannot call this provocative

I wore:
Blazer: MMM for H&M;
Crop Top: Mango;
Pants: vintage Escada;
Pullover: H&M;
Shoes: Zara

I think good fashion should be provocative.

What's the point of designing fashion when there is no new ideas to show and what's the point of wearing fashion when there's no personal appreciation for it? New ideas that no one has ever thought of are so very likely to get rejected by the majority, that they would label it as "too provocative".

We currently live in a world that is very fast in every aspect regardless if I'm talking about fashion or food or communication here. Like it or not, all white T-shirts are kind of similar, they are all  white and are mostly made of hundred percent cotton and have short sleeves. So what are people expecting from fashion? By people I mean those who have an unusually big interest in fashion and an eye so sharp, it'd make boring tailoring bleed. We are tired of seeing the same shirt, or skirt, or skort, or whatever you name it, over and over again, on lots of runways from North America to Europe, on lots of blogs from Lily to Marie.

Therefore good designers and bloggers are brainstorming the banana out of their brains every season (for the latter it's everyday) to come up with some new stuff that will be worth the excitement. After all, fashion needs a lot of passion and that's just my little thought while keeping up with the on-going New York fashion week and the soon-coming European highlights.

It's September, the back to school season and I am celebrating (not really) DARETODUIT's one year anniversary! Yay! Great! No honestly I should have posted a lot more. Let's just do better with this new beginning.

Photos above were shot by lovely Jday long time ago. We randomly got off the metro and ended up in Stadtpark, as the name already suggest, a park in Vienna. I wore a bra-like crop top that was too revealing for my taste so I wore a tailored blazer over it, before I decided to switch to a translucent knitted summer pullover that was featured in a collage I made in May.