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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. ♥

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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

Golden shiny mornings

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Jewellery: Fabrini (Petersplatz 10, 1010 Vienna)
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Golden shiny mornings here in Vienna are made of pancakes with Nutella, a bunch of Xmas postcards and jewellery pieces from Fabrini.

Last Friday I found myself in a very cozy place, called Gelateria La Romana in the 7th district, talking about Christmas holidays and Christmas presents while taking photos with Tony Gigov. The Xmas postcards that you see are photos of mine that I printed and intend to send as Xmas postcards to some special people this season…

I just wish of more golden shiny mornings like this one…♥

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Photography: Tony Gigov

Last Monday I was photographed by Tony Gigov at Rathaus Christmas Market Vienna. We took some time out of our busy lives to catch up over coffee at Landtman Cafe and shoot some photos at the most famous Christmas Market in Vienna, the Rathaus Wiener Christkindlmarkt. I am not used to seeing a blog post with so many photos of me but I like it and I felt like I have to take some pictures in front of the Rathaus, as many of you have requested in your emails.

The weather was sunny, the atmosphere was christmassy, the Market wasn’t crowded because it was Monday morning, and I had a nice time with Tony who was making me laugh all the time. ♥

Happy in Paris

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Even though I went to Paris alone (solo travel in Europe) I was never alone. I received so many emails from people who reside in the city of lights asking me to go for a coffee with them and I was totally ok with this (although this doesn’t mean that it will always be like this). So, I went alone to Paris but I didn’t really mean to stay alone during my short stay in Paris. One of the beautiful people I met was Anastasia and Federico from Iheartparis, a young couple who work as lifestyle and wedding photographers in Paris. Initially we went for a coffee in a Parisian cafe (you know, one of those iconic cafes) and then we went for a stroll around Saint Germain and Trocadero.

Paris has been very welcoming and friendly to me in comparison to my last travel to London last summer which was exactly the opposite. People that I met made my stay way more interesting and funny, so it’s safe to say that I was happy in Paris. ♥

Birthday girl and a red Vespa

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On my birthday I took a day off from everything and Tony Gigov came up with the perfect idea: a birthday photo session. I guess, you already know what I like to do in my free time: taking photos, going around in the city…and eating sweets. I was checking the weather forecast for the whole week and hoped that the weather on Friday March 20th would be sunny and warm. It seems that someone up there listened to my wishes, and it was such a sunny, bright day. One of those days that you don’t want to end. One of those days you don’t want to go back home. It was the first day of the year that I got to wear shoes without socks and my favorite blouse I bought recently from COS as a birthday present from me to me. White, simple and comfortable. The result of the birthday photo session was about 900 photos and here are some photos of the birthday girl and a red vespa. Tony Gigov made me laugh all the time, and at the end, I was so happy, I took off my shoes and jumped in the air. Fortunately, there was nobody around there to see me being silly in real time. Embarrassed yet super happy.♥

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When Tony asks you to let him take some pictures of you, you simply cannot say no, even if you don’t have any make up on your face, even if you don’t have that special outfit on you. Strangely enough, I feel comfortable going around the city and being photographed without wearing lots of makeup in order to look beautiful. He gave me chocolate and we had a relaxed stroll downtown Vienna talking mainly about our favorite subject: photography! Those pictures were taken in Graben, one of the most famous streets in Vienna’s first district, and its surroundings. I really had a nice time.♥

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Make up: Valentina Burigo

This is what happens when your friends in Vienna are from Italy. They dress you up, they make you up, they take photos of you and they make you look like a model. But, wait! Did I say model? OMG, I am not a model, nor do I have the aspiration to be one. On the contrary! I feel very awkward looking at all those photos of myself all over the internet. But yes, we definitely love being creative and taking pictures that tell a story. And when I say pictures, I mean not only pictures of macaron, cupcakes, and Sacher torte, but also pictures of us too. Hence, for me it is more about taking up a role and creating a story, than modeling.

This blog post is made in Austria by the Italians and it took us half of the day to have the result that you see above. Who said taking nice pictures is easy? Not at all! It takes a lot of time and it is hard work. When we were done, we went to our favourite french bistro downtown Vienna, Le Bol, and we are already thinking of our next photo sessions. If you have any idea, let me know. ♥

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I really wonder how do we manage to take all those photos when it’s so cold, windy and sometimes rainy outside. It’s like a hobby you like so much and you are not willing to give up even if you have to undertake it under those unpleasant circumstances. It was very cold when we snapped those photos. Cold weather is definitely not for me and definitely not a good idea for shooting outdoors.

But there are so many beautiful details around Vienna that we can hardly keep ourselves from not shooting, details that catch my attention and sweep me off my feet. This blog post includes many things I love lately. My new pair of boots from Zara, my xmas present from Mango, city lights, streets of Vienna, and one of my favorite chocolate shops.♥

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