As I sit here thinking why in goodness name am I starting yet another blog.....I type!
There is no earthly reason for me to start another blog and to be quite honest, I am not exactly starting one but adapting many, ...Tilda Rose, Ludowig & Emmaline, and even my first venture into kids accessories and fashion: Kinimini Kids!
Small Talk Vienna will be a more personal blog, somewhere I can show and do what I like and find - My open journal so to speak!
It seems that with this I have come across a rather trending idea... that fashion is no longer fashion - or at least so I have taken to understanding it - I spent many years trying to chase "fashion", to be up with all the "new" and "exciting" seasons, the this, the that and if we be honest, I wasn't too good at it! I was completely overwhelmed with the amount and pace with which things moved.. I never felt like I had the time to decide, if the truth be told, I truly believe I was being told what I liked... and being an old and stubborn I wasn't happy with that!
What I love is crafts, talent, style and the bespoke, unique and simple - that isn't to say that I don't think successful nearly mainstream or even mainstream labels are lacking in this, just that they don't need me to promote their all and everything, if there is something... a dress, a shirt, a print and pattern, I really like, I will absolutely post about it, use it and flaunt it!
(All images below are collaborations and works I did with Ludowig & Emmaline)
On the topic of Ludowig & Emmaline, (my previous venture) it hasn't disappeared, but it has changed! Originally it was supposed to be the first English Austrian Kids fashion Magazine but due to family matters it never made it.. I have some wonderful articles from it which have never been used (and I will be posting here) and I still love the idea very much, but no! However I am working on a project with some very talented designers and hope that all can be revealed very soon.
For those of you who may have seen me around a little and been wondering who those beautiful kids I keep posting about are, here a little introduction:
My children: 3 gorgeous, vivacious, creative girls and 1 wonderfully funny, equally creative and kind son!
..and here the father of my merry lot,
a kind and courageous man bravely fighting Cancer.
We live in a compact but comfy apartment in Vienna, Austria and are currently exploring, learning, coping and adapting!
I am looking forward to this blog more than any so far, for I now know what it is that I want to do, and yet, I also know there is so much more for me to learn and see!
With best wishes and a warm welcome!
Anna Mabella Calice
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Big fans of great and worthy labels, small talk thinks the idea of turning all your cupboard contents into your own shop is a jolly good idea, so we´ve taken on the hashtag #inmysmalltalkshop and are encouraging you all to join us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, in fact any of your favourite social media sites to set up and sell your favourite treasures....