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What’s the crack!?!?!

Before fashion week started in Berlin, and all it’s  exhausting parties, I went to New York City. For our favourite sport-shoe-designer NIKE. There, the launch of the brand-new KD 7 was celebrated.

On the last day of my US-trip I had a little spare time, and decided to have a stroll through the trend-district Bushwick. I was wearing a falling-apart straw-hat. Also known as circular saw.

With that a dark-blue twin-set by G-STARAdidas x Opening Ceremony shoes and a necklace, out of a chair leg (!!!), which I found in a second-hand store in Tokyo.

The pictures of me and my new Bushwick buddies were taken by Mr. Michael Moser. A photographer who lives in New York, and who’s international break-through, we are very sure, is soon to come.

This way, to see the first series, which we produced together in New York.

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New Interview-session: Dandy Talks

That a technical instrument is inspiring to me, happens almost never to never. The last time must have been in 1998, when I bought a pocket vagina, which inspired me to have a romantic, twelve-seconds-lasting tête-à-tête. Afterwards there was not much. All in general.

But that has changed. For my new cell phone (Xperia Z2 by Sony) I got a brand new microphone (view the picture above) with which I have been running around the streets of Berlin, just to show it to all kind of friends and to understand every sophistical sentence. The advantage: Different from the classic cell-phone audio recording, one understands stuff. Crazy! That is 2014!

And the stuff that I heard, simply was the best. My friends seem to be the smartest people on earth. Therefore it would be nothing but rude, not to share it with the rest of the world.

And just like that we are talking about inspiration again: Inspired by the cleverness of my friends, there is going to be a short-interview series here at Dandy Diary, called ‘Dandy Talks’, in which illustrious people like the flirt-legend Philip von Mollenkott or barkeeper-legend Quid Haden are sharing their tips and advises in what they do best. One can be - yes ! - excited.

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La Familia: Lanvin FW 2014 Campaign

Next to KENZOLANVIN is currently the fashion-house, which is entertaining us with their very amusing campaigns, season to season.

Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz is interrupting a shooting per Sykpe, to leave his comment, then in another campaign he lets models dance to Pitbull’s ‘I want you want me’ in a posh hotel.

In his latest campaign, he concentrates on the ‘model-of-the-moment’ Edie Campbell, or on her family.

In the video and on the pictures of the campaign, you can see Campbells mother, father, sister, brother and a wild bunch of cousins. Our favourite: her brother Arthus, who’s mullet is longer than Toni Garrn’s legs.

The family-history is showing a reference to the ‘mother / daughter / logo’ by Lanvin. In the campaign-video, which is three minutes long, one can see the family-members playing soccer, hugging each other or just babble along. And, not to forget, the horse of Edie Campbell. Like in all Lanvin videos, also the chubby Elbaz has his scene.

The campaign was shot – as one realises quickly because of the set – by the visionary Tim Walker. Guy Stephens was responsible for the video.

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Hamburg: Audi Fashion Awards 2012

 

Yesterday the very first AUDI FASHION AWARD took place. So, after Mercedes Benz has established itself as a sponsor of fashion and the Berlin Fashion Week within the industry ages ago, the Ingolstadt car manufacturer follows suit. Oh well.

Students of the Hamburg fashion universities HAW and AMD presented to a jury (that among others bloggers Nike and Sarah from This is Jane Wayne were part of) and an audience of about 350 (friends, family hometown celebrities and drinkers) two designs each. Of course it was impossible to interpret even the faintest vision or red threat into any of them. Two is just not enough for that.

It was more interesting that a lot of the young menswear designers (about half of them) showed skirts and dresses for men. Apparently the guys have learnt their lesson from Rick Owens. However, next time it would be great to see a more independent outcome.

The seemingly most important story that evening was show host Janin Reinhardt though. For one, because the ex VIVA host was absolutely shocked when I was standing in front of her wearing an oversized bomber jacket at Mars Bar (quote Reinhardt: “If this is fashion I want nothing to do with it anymore”). Furthermore, there was a flaming discussion on the way home (in the super luxurious, show-off, epic massage-seaty Audi A8) between photographer Philip André and his girlfriend whether Janin Reinhardt is sexy or just plain wrong.

The discussion was concluded with the suggestion that Philip please just jerk-off to Janin once they got home. His girlfriend would be waiting in the bathroom until he’s done.

I continued onwards, let the two go at it (or not), cranked up the massage button for my seat and thought about Janin Reinhardt.

P.S.: if you take an extra close look you will find a Dandy Diary blogger in a SIGNUM shirt in the bottom right corner of the photo who was late for the show. In row two. Because front row is really way too last season for us, especially in Hamburg.