In Design, Fashion, Fashion photography, Street fashion on November 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The plan was to belt on some Louboutins and once again turn the streets of Vienna into a vibrant runway. But today was rainy and grey and as nice as it is to go all colorful and prepped up, it just doesn’t work everyday and in each life situation.

So I ended up in my casual all day street wear – and maybe it has been about time for me to do so.  I am taking it from some of my readers’ response that some of you may get the impression that style or being fashionable mainly is a question of money . Well, I certainly don’t want to leave this impression, because it is not the case and also not the point.  I have already mentioned it many times on my blog- I buy a lot of things in sale or on the OUTNET, in fact I am not always willing to pay the full retail price and rather not wear the latest, latest. Which also isn’t a problem because trends keep coming, going and returning. When, in two days the Maison Martin Margiela collab with H&M will hit the stores everyone will want to wear oversized vests and coats. Both of the items I am wearing today, the oversized checked jacket from Richard Nicoll as well as the oversized Alexander Wang cardi are from last year and where in sale already. I teamed them with my nude Acne pistol booties, a style that won’t go out of fashion for long, because it is classic, stylish and versatile. They are from last year as well. And to make the statement, that it is not about having money to burn, complete – I also sell a lot of things on E-bay to have that extra money to keep my wardrobe fresh and exciting. My best bag at the moment is the golden Falabella by Stella McCartney –  when I bought it in August and I must say it was a good pick as the bag is a skillful style, able to accompany many of my looks. To me personal style is how you put your outfit together, which defines you and noone else but you can do in the same way and creativity is the key word.

Another thing that had me thinking quite a bit was the fact that I received an email by a modeling agency today, saying that they didn’t want to work with me. A couple of weeks ago I met the booker of an agency I’ve worked for many years ago, at the after show party of the Vivienne Westwood couture show. I went to say hi and he suggested I should stop by the agency. I felt akward because after I moved back from London to Vienna, I actually didn’t feel like working in this field again, reason being that the market in Vienna is too small and as oppose to London, one can’t make a living out of it. Modeling in Vienna means a lot of waisted hours sitting at the castings and in the end of the day not really getting much out of it. Nevertheless last Friday I followed his invitation and dropped by the agency. I was quite puzzled when he didn’t even take a minute to say hello, or ask me how I’ve been or what I’ve been up to in the mean time. Instead he refered me to his casting agent, what must have been an about eighteen year old girl. I could tell right away she didn’t like me and I was utmost uncomfortable with the whole situation. So when today she sent me the mail with negative reply I immediately was forced to think: What was that? Where they just looking for an opportunity to drop their beloved ‘Sorry, we don’t have a picture for you today’ line?

However, the whole situation didn’t leave me hurt, sad, insecure or anything like that. On the contrary: I embarked on this journey to taking my career into my own hands and to secure my place in the fashion industry. I said to myself that I won’t sit around, waiting for someone to give me a job or think I am great or suitable or whatsoever. I have knowledge, expertise and profound passion for many things related to fashion and I am sharing it with you – What more can I ask for 🙂
Besides it is never said that I won’t hit the catwalk ever again or be a designer’s muse, it even doesn’t say that another agency wouldn’t  love to work with me if I was looking for their contact. If there is anything I ever learned in my life and especially with my blog, than this is not to let other people tell you what you can’t achieve – just because maybe they couldn’t. Sometimes it is good to walk through life with no great expectations but with patience and stamina for the projects y o u called into life and the dreams that you dream and not other people dream for you (or don’t)…

I was wearing:  Alexander Wang oversized cardigan from the OUTNET

                            Richard Nicoll checked blazer with shearling trim

                            (lovingthis one from TOPSHOP, quite affordable!)

                            Falabella bag by Stella McCartney in gold

                            J Brand denim 901 glittered finish

                             (similar one here)

                            Acne pistol booties in nude

                            McQ razor blade brass and leather cuff

                            Andrea Garland vintage inspired lip balm necklace ( win here)

I hope that with my story I inspired or encouraged you to stay true to yourself and believe in you. How do you deal with rejection? I’m really interested to hear!

xox, the Flamboyante

PS: Don’t forget to enter my November giveaway for a chance to win a cute lip balm necklace by Andrea Garland – as I’m wearing in this post. I keep my fingers crossed for you!

  1. Thanks for sharing hon! I love the Booties and the slouchy sweater…so gorgeous 🙂

    I deal with rejection, by looking at the situation from my point of view and the other party’s point of view. In lieu of this, i am able to take stalk of what happened? Why i feel rejected? and then come to terms with the situation. Also understanding that people or situations don’t define me.

  2. super layering! love the gold bag!!!

  3. I just started following your blog and I like every outfit that you put together.. I totally get what you are saying about staying true to yourself and that is totally the best way to go!

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Your style is amazing!
    loved the falabella bag, it is stunning!

    Much love,


  5. Those booties are amazing! 🙂

  6. Definitely love your blog ! very nice interface !

    Mine is brand new ! come to see it


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