Friday, February 24, 2017

ZOË Wearing My Designs At Vienna State Opera Ball


Stunning and talented Austrian singer-songwriter ZOË wore a silver and cream brocade couture gown & matching headpiece, yesterday at the annual Vienna Opera Ball.

It was such a pleasure to work with ZOË and her stylist, Jasmina Straub, both are very professional - and absolutely lovely!

We are very happy about all the compliments and positive feedback ZOË received on her outfit and the coverage online, on TV and in the press!

Video: http://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Opernball-2017/13886830/Opernball-2017-Das-Fest/13904738/Nathan-Trent-und-Zo-Straub/13990479


Monday, January 23, 2017

Blossomday - dresses by Marianne Kohlmaier-Ecker, Innsbruck

I'm opening the New Year's posts journey with a bouquet of young designs and pastel colours arriving from the charming mountain city, Innsbruck. Blossomday is a little, fine brand of bridesmaids (and not only) dresses dedicated to those that are looking for a European hand-made garment with a reasonable price tag.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thank you 2016!

2016 has been by far the best year since I moved to Austria in 2002. I arrived in Vienna with a morning flight, on the 5th of October 2002. I didn’t plan to stay here for the next decade and even longer, but I also knew that Bucharest was not offering me the future that I wanted. The following years were a constant struggle but I was prepared for that. Being a Business Management student at that time in Bucharest, coming from a middle class family with both parents being intellectuals, I had no problem nor didn’t feel any humiliation to take all the little steps / jobs from working in a tea & coffee shop, cleaning a lady’s apartment, bar-tending in a nightclub and a wine bar, sampling for a promoters company (offering perfume samples to passers-by in department stores), babysitting, modelling for students at the Applied Arts University... I didn’t have any help or support from anyone just, of course, a handful of friends, that were very kind and heartful.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Veşminte – Exhibition Video

My anniversary exhibition 12.10 – 21.10. 2016 was an unpredictable success; everyone involved in the project was absolutely wonderful (professional, valuable, focused), everything went smooth and delightful and our guests and casual visitors were absolutely lovely and supportive!

The Romanian Cultural Institute (the exhibition host and coordinator) organised evening events almost every day during my exhibition and I’ve been present at almost each of them. It was so relaxing and enriching...

I am delighted that I was offered the chance to produce a short video that captures some moments of the exhibition, so that we can keep the memories alive. I am thankful to Nils Neuer for his creativity in shooting and editing the video, his professionalism and patience and of course to all the partners and guests shown in the video: the Romanian Cultural Institute represented by vice director Mihaela Baston-Ciobanu, Dina Lee, Elham Pouladvand, Taro Ohmae, Erika Zormann, Charity Okuma, Sabrina Socaciu, Marina Istoc and little Leonardo.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Natural Bridal Beauty – English Rose Look

I was very happy and excited when Ellieline invited me to join her and video producer Nils Neuer to film the creation of a bridal look. As I was present that week at the gallery of my 10th anniversary exhibition I got the idea to make our project there! It was fun and delightful, it didn’t feel like work

I love how my silk flowers headpiece, top and skirt are complementing Sabrina's gorgeous hair & natural make-up.

Here is my first bridal beauty video:

Hair & make-up artist: Ellieline Make Up Artistry
Video: Nils Neuer
Model: Sabrina Socaciu
Location: Romanian Cultural Institute, Vienna