MY MUM, MY QUEEN! ❤️❤️❤️ HOME as our issue theme was so personal and real, I had so many things on my mind but the first story we shot and had already done before anything else was in the making was my personal BERLIN HOME. Please read some words that I wrote for @indiemagazine#60 - THE HOME ISSUE. Out now. Shot by @benjaminmallek Styled my mum in this dream @givenchyofficial coat by @clarewaightkeller 🌹 “Lately, a lot of people have been asking me why I still live in Berlin. After all, I am working outside of the city, well, the country most of the time, commuting to those traditional fashion cities on an—often nerve-wrecking—weekly basis. But even if Berlin remains a place of ambitions, not business, it’s where I was born and raised. It’s where I started my career, fought many fights, had ups and downs, was surrounded by both fear and happiness. Still, at the end of the tunnel, I always saw the light and knew why this city is worth hanging on to. And giving back to.
I was always proud to have been growing up in a pluralist haven like Berlin, learning how to respect everyone’s differences and appreciating and loving all the diverse communities calling Berlin their home. However the horrific rise of right wing views and political influence over the past few years have been a tough awakening for a lot of us living in a seemingly perfect bubble of acceptance and inclusion. This other side, this hideous face Germany has recently been showing to the world does not represent the home that I love. But while more and more hate was spread it made us stand together much stronger and fight for what we believe in and what this city has always represented: Freedom and equality. Nothing and nowhere compares to Berlin, especially the Berlin I know. But most of all this feeling of being Home is connected to the people around us, they are the reason we stay and create a life here for ourselves. This editorial is a personal homage to my Berlin heroes and their own connections to this one-of-a-kind place.”