Bernhard Willhelm Men’s Collection Winter 2007/08

I’m writing from my tiny hotel room in Paris, but I won’t complain, they provide wireless internet access. What more do I need?

I just came back from an amazing Bernhard Willhelm Men’s Collection Show for Autumn/Winter 2007/2008. I’m going to write a full article for Mode Depesche. For now, I would like to share a few pictures. There were even more gorgeous outfits. Full coverage should be up soon at totemfashion.

Additionally, I was able to record a video of the first minute of the show to give you a better impression. Don’t you love the chanting / yodeling?

Thanks to Andreas and Andy for getting me in there.

The Stage
The stage

The Sausage
Sausage in the audience









Bernhard Willhelm after the show

Bernhard Willhelm Men Spring/Summer 2006

The Return Of Sepia

Viola and I played some records at Alex’ Don’t Tell Mama Party last night. Kiki did a fierce performance to 2 songs. When I put the CD with her second song in, it felt like preparing for a Gartina number. The song was 11 minutes long. Turns out, it was a remix of a Mariah song. Loved it.
After the party at Bett, we went back to S and chillaxed till 7.

All the pictures after the jump.


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Who Is It?

Is Kelis wearing Gareth Pugh in her new video, Lil’ Star?
It could be a custom made cross between this and that.

And don’t you all think that Kelis looks increasingly like Morris Day (pictured below), lead singer of the Prince protégé band The Time?


Is it?

Kelis, what time is it?
One of my favourite album covers. The Time was 1982.
Pointy mouth. Love it. Have to practice that look.
Check out Morris’ early 90ties Kelis look in Jerk Out.

Pugh vs. Bowery

Think Pink

On Sunday, after another exhaustive party night at S, we watched TV and caught the last 40 minutes of the musical Ein süßer Fratz (Funny Face) directed by Stanley Donen (Charade, Singin’ in The Rain) in 1957.

The famous Avedon portrait of Audrey Hepburn

Having missed the first part of the movie didn’t hurt at all, maybe it was even funnier starting with the scenes where Audrey Hepburn’s character is modeling for a photographer played by Fred Astaire on location in Paris. The lightning and setting of the photo shoots, which were consulted by Richard Avedon, is fantastic.

The Office

At times, the German dubbing of the movie was stilted which only added to our amusement:

Dick: Wie sehe ich aus? (How do I look?)
Maggie: Du siehst bedeutend aus. (You’re full of pizazz!)

Maggie, the fashion editor of Quality magazine is the 50ties version of Anna Wintour, inspired by Diana Vreeland, fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar in the 1930s. According to my dictionary, pizzazz is said to have been invented by Diana.

Now, after I’ve seen the movie on DVD, the first hour is not to be missed, especially the first 5 minutes. Maggie enters the office, let’s all her assistants come to her desk and proclaims: Think Pink!

This is followed by fireworks of pink sets:

pink bag and shoe

pink toothpaste

pink bath

pink pink pink

pink flow

pink doors

more pink

Dick Avery – Fred Astaire – Richard Avedon
Jo Stockton – Audrey Hepburn – Suzy Parker
Maggie Prescott – Kay Thomspson – Diana Vreeland
Prof. Emile Flostre – Michel Auclair – Jean-Paul Sartre