Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Absolute Beginner

Today is the day: After years and years of daily reading blogs from others, I decided to do my own from now.  I named it after the title song out of my favorite movie "A foreign affair" with my idol Marlene Dietrich, made by the great Billy Wilder.

The original pictures of my hometown always touch my heart very deeply, especially the German part of course...

Marlene is singing the song in the four Languages of the  Allied occupation in the late 40s in Berlin.  I will write this blog in English, to improve my language skills. Though I never learned in school, but from old movies, songs and the streets of South Africa, please forgive me, when my English it is not that perfect all the time.

To introduce myself, I show you some details of my world and of course myself.

 I started collecting head vases and wall plaques in 2005
and I´m still in love with my first old little lady.

 That 50s vintage silk dress came to me 
on the Hammersmith Vintage Fair in 2008.
The little 50s silk flowerhatpiece and the 40s snakeskin pumps 
are finds from the same year. 

 My collection of bangles and hairflowers 
growes bigger each jear.

Beside my jobs I work as a makeup artist and decorator. Five jears ago I founded the photo art project OPALICON with my besties. Can you figure out, what our next project is about?

Show you some of the costumes and give you a hint: we will have two sharp-witted British guys in front of the camera next Saturday...