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My Thomas Sabo moments

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Watch: “Rebel Spirit” Thomas Sabo – White blazer/grey coat: Oui

Last week while in Paris, I gave myself a photography assignment: to photograph my new Thomas Sabo watch everywhere in the city. Because if not in Paris, then where else? Paris gave me so much inspiration and all those fall colours made me want to shoot non-stop all around the city. The doors, the Parisian bistros, the Seine, the parks…pretty much everything was an ideal background for what I had in my mind. Of course, not all the photos ended up in this blog post. I was strict with my final selections, as always, and only published my favorite shots. I hope you like them because honestly speaking, I do love them; both the photos and my new Thomas Sabo watch. This “rebel spirit” watch from Thomas Sabo is actually a watch for men. But I selected it because I prefer the larger size watches over the smaller ones. Plus, you can also share it with your boyfriend.

Let me tell you a few words on how and where my photo assignment was executed. The first two photos were taken during my visit to Jardin du Luxembourg. The ones that follow were taken at the Pont Marie on our way to the cafe Le Saint Regis. The third photo session was held at the table of the Cafe in front of a variety of French cheese and white wine. And the last two photos were taken at the garden of my favourite restaurant, Ralph Lauren, in Saint Germain. And of course, I need to thank my friend Edisa for the support. I couldn’t have done all this without her.♥

Once upon a time in Florence

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Dress: Madame shou shou

I have been traveling a lot the last few weeks. I actually have been purposely looking for opportunities to travel during the summer because if not in the summer, then when? My first summer trip was to Greece, then to France, and now to Italy. For the Italian trip to Florence, I brought my friend Edisa. This was our second trip together; the first one was in Mykonos earlier this year.

While traveling, I like to try out new things and do things that others might not do or try things that I have not experienced before. For instance, we woke up at 05:00, dressed up and ventured out to see the morning magical light hit the empty streets. Although my eyes usually hurt, and I have a little headache caused by the early wake up, we truly enjoyed the early morning calm during this visit to Florence. In the early morning, it felt like the city was “ours”. Luckily, our hotel Firenze Number Nine was centrally located, just a few steps from Florence’s cathedral and Ponte vecchio. This meant we didn’t have to go far to reach the main attractions. The morning we took the photos above, the guy at the reception was staring at us while we were stepping out of the hotel. I am sure he was wondering what two girls, dressed up like this, were doing at 05.30 in the morning! There was another Italian who asked us who was the bride. There was no bride, and no wedding. Just me and Edisa, once upon a time in Florence. ♥

My Envivo Lungo morning

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Photography: Lucila Romero GL photography / Hair: B.lounge / Design: The Bee Design Studio

There were many times in my life when I found myself waking up in the morning, only to run like crazy trying to catch the bus to get to work. In the meantime, I missed the simple joy of breakfast. From these not so pleasant experiences, a wish was born: a wish to have more mornings where I can get up with ease, have a shower, do breakfast, check the emails and enjoy a cup of coffee before doing anything else. This is what I would consider, my favorite morning, a morning without stress. In this blog post, I’d like to take you on a visual tour into what one of these favorite mornings would look like. To be honest, my typical mornings in Vienna do not always look like this photo essay…but many are, especially the weekend morning ones.

As you can see, a favorite morning does not necessarily mean it has to involve a three course breakfast. I’m perfectly happy when I have time to simply enjoy my daily morning cup of coffee, fresh fruits, and a croissant. This week, the people at Nespresso sent me their newest coffee creation, Envivo Lungo, to try out. The Envivo Lungo is a high intensity coffee. The long and intense flavor of Nespresso’s newest coffee make it an ideal drink for the morning as it surely will thrill your palate and stir your morning senses. Try it and let me know what you think.♥

The Brooklyn dress

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Dress from Madame shou shou / shoes from Humanic

This is definitely not a blog where you get your daily outfit inspiration. But we do love taking photos of exclusively beautiful things. With that said, replace the words beautiful things with the words Brooklyn dress, and you’ll get an idea what this blog post is about.

It was a bank holiday the day we took these photos. The weather was on our side. I dressed up and headed to Schönbrunn gardens for a walk together with my friend Edisa, who helped with the photos and the entire styling. Two girls, one photo camera, beautiful surroundings, and the Brooklyn dress from Madame Shou Shou.♥

Graphic design: The Bee Design Studio

Easter with EOS

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Model: Bettine Buda

You can find them everywhere in my room: next to my pc on my desk, under my duvet, in my bucket bag, behind my books and between my magazines. I am talking about those spherical EOS lip balms that occupy my space throughout all year and I am happy that they do because in winter (thank God is behind us) my lips were never dry… But even when my lips are not dry, I use the balms because they come in different colors and irresistible scents that soon become a little addiction of mine.

And I was glad to find out that Bettine share the same love for the Eos lipbalms and was up for a funny photo shooting where we had to try out the three new limited flavors, Fresh Watermelon, Passion Fruit and Honeysuckle and play around with them on one of the sunny days last week at Schönbrunn.

♥Happy Easter everybody♥

In collaboration with Eos

Léo et Violette

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Bucket bag: Le Violette
Model: Darina Korotchenko

Darina had her birthday the day we shot those pictures, and that’s why I brought her a bouquet of red roses. She put them in the Léo et Violette bag and let me take some pictures of her while she held them. It wasn’t the perfect photo shooting day as it was cold and windy, nevertheless, we had a nice stroll around the city center.
I have been looking for a bag like this for a long time now. A bag with a shoulder strap that I can carry from the morning till late night, because I often leave home early in the morning and don’t return home during the day just to change outfit. Elegant and practical at the same time, the bag is perfectly sized, fitting my three essentials, wallet, keys and cell phone, plus sunglasses, a few cosmetics and my photo camera.

You will likely spot me around Vienna holding my new bucket bag, made in Italy

Bristol Vienna

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Model: Bettine Buda
Ball dresses: Peek&Cloppenburg
Location: Hotel Bristol

Here I am again, this time with some photos from the last photo shooting I had at Bristol Vienna with my sweet Bettine. A photo shooting at the balcony of Bristol Vienna is something that I had in my mind since last summer and I finally realized it in a warm February day. We were very lucky to find a warm day in the middle of February and it was pretty awesome being in the balcony wearing a ball dress without freezing and knowing that it’s February in Vienna. This was my little project between me and Bettine and special thanks to Bristol Vienna for giving us their rooms….I just want more of those photoshootings in the future, although it was a lot, a lot of work…♥

 

Bonjour Vichy

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In collaboration with Vichy

My favorite mornings are definitely not the ones having me jump from bed and 10 minutes later running to catch the next bus (actually happens). My favorite mornings are the ones where I have the privilege to sleep a little bit longer and lie on bed stress free, have shower, enjoy breakfast and kick off the day with a little beauty program in order to feel good with myself for the day.

In this blog post, I wanted to create a visual story about those favorite mornings where I indulge in a morning beauty routine before stepping out of home. While taking those photos, I was thinking that I have been using Vichy products since my days in high school and they have been my loyal friends throughout the past years. It was so fun taking those photos because I love product photography and I intentionally made the photos bright, so they reflect the cleanness and freshness that Vichy products bring to the skin, AND they match perfectly to our bathroom. Bonjour Vichy. ♥

New years resolutions

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In collaboration with BIPA

Photography: Tony Gigov

Through this blog, last year I managed to achieve things that I had imagined only in my wildest dreams. Some of those things include winning the travel contest and flying to Miami with Austrian Airlines and Chanel asking me to take photos inside the new boutique in Graben. Besides, I was invited to UK, Slovenia, Greece, Germany and to some beautiful parts of the Austrian countryside. All those collaborations, press trips and invitations to events made me feel over the moon and made 2015 extraordinary. Having the chance to collaborate with so many prestigious successful companies is mind-blowing and I wish that 2016 will bring more of it.

This time Bipa asks what my intentions are. What do I intend to do in 2016? I kept it to myself for a long time, elaborating on it in my mind and I think it’s time to reveal my inner thoughts. I want to work as a fashion/travel/product photographer (blame it on Instagram). Two years ago, when I started this blog, I was taking photos with my mobile phone because that is all I had. I soon realized that investing money in a DSRL camera was more than necessary so I bought my first Canon Eos 700D as a Xmas present to myself. After one year, I realized that I need an upgrade and sold my Canon eos 700 D to buy a full frame camera, so I got the Canon Eos 6D. Now I really need to upgrade my computer because after 5 years of use, I still wonder how it’s still alive.

All those past years, I didn’t stop to learn. Photographers are like teachers and doctors, they never stop to learn. It’s a non stop learning process. Maybe I should write what I’ve learned during the process in another blog post.

Some words for this blog post. We wanted to create a story of a girl who does a photo shooting in the center of Vienna. When the photo shooting is wrapped up, that girl goes for shopping, buys some flowers, takes the tram and returns home. The outfit should be comfortable, yet elegant. Comfortable black loafers and dark blue pants. You can look elegant, while you are taking photos.

To sum it up:

In 2016, I want to work. I want to make my photography portfolio and an online shop. I want to improve my photography skills (it’s going to be a battle). I only want to do things that I love. I want to change my personal style (because I can’t forget that day when a friend of mine told me that it’s conservative). And of course, I want to travel more because during all those cold nights in my little Viennese room I can’t help but dreaming of exotic beaches and crystal waters some where in Bali or in Morocco. I want to be carefree (not so realistic but I want it). Use the hashtag #ichhabwasvor to find out more.

How exactly will all this happen? I think it will happen with a lot of work, persistence, consistency, a lot of luck and support from people who love The Viennese Girl blog like I do, support from my readers and Instagram friends. I keep saying to myself: New Year, new opportunities and this is exactly how I want to envision it, in a very optimistic state of mind.

I will end this post asking you this question: How do you envision your 2016? #ichhabwasvor

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