Why the italian wordÂ ‘casata’ means also ‘family’ remains a miracle to me. If you have to much of itÂ you feel sick for sure. Mayby that’s what they have in common. As you can see watchingÂ the cutlery the three of us were working on eating this piece of sugar. WithoutÂ succes, naturally. Also, on this last day in milan mr. Yuji is knocked out fromÂ too much food- and has his diet tea after all.
It was quite hardÂ to build our booth in Milan for Fahion Week, ss10 collections of rosa mosaÂ footwear. But as you see, it turned out really nicely. After setting up, in theÂ same evening, we went for dinner at a very exclusive restaurant at corso comoÂ with our viennese clients. Treating ourselves nicely with delicious mainÂ courses together with Mohitos and wines as well as with this marvellous desertÂ was a good start for the coming days of our international shoe exhibition. TheÂ thousands of calories where carrying us through the following four days withÂ success. Yuji just returned from milan by car yesterday, driving with a fewÂ little breaks for 11 hours to get our collection back home. And funny enough,Â after this week of food feasts, he was managing to reduce a few kilos. It remainsÂ a miracle how he did it, though.
Holidays localFor the firstÂ time ever we decided to close our office for a week during august. All ourÂ staff was gone on holidays, so we followed. Only an hour from Vienna we rented aÂ house with a garden and spent a whole week there. Being in a small villageÂ with only one shop, organizing food and a good newspaper becomes a day-fillingÂ program. The apples on the trees behind our house (yes, they also belonged toÂ us), were mega-ripe and tasted wonderful. I think i haven’t seen apples withÂ worms since my childhood, and i got almost romantic about it, which mr. yuji found revoltingly sick of course. so by the way: what sets you into a romanticÂ mood?
We went to PRATER the otherÂ weekend, a viennese recreation area. It’s existing there since a very long time.Â It was initiated by one of our past habsburg emperors, to make people relax inÂ their sparetime and ergo to not revolt against the monarchy i guess. which didn’t work out at the end as we know from our history books… However, there were also ‘wilderer’Â (illegal hunters) hanging out there a lot in the past. So therefore it was a time whenÂ it was even forbidden to enter this area at all. I like it still for it’sÂ wilderness and hidden spots within central vienna. To get back to the start: so weÂ went there recently. Suddenly all these pretty cars where passing us. We figuredÂ there was a one day youngtimer-race going on, and we were close from the finish.Â i was quite excited, not knowing a glimpse about cars, but being quiteÂ impressed by the overall conceptual dress-up of the drivers and their co’s-Â stylissimo. unfortunately it was really bad weather and noone was driving with open roof!—–
besides, i amÂ wearing a (still smelly) vintage blueprint skirt- it has almost a stonewashÂ effect through hard wear. You might not see anything at all since the photo isÂ so bad though…
i found that skirt just recently on a fleamarket where all cars looked alike the one below. forty degrees andÂ more. Anything to cover your car with was welcome.