Obsessions#21

Evmorfia narrates a true story!

Text: Evmorfia Savvaidi

I was enthusiastic about the digital era. On the one hand, to quote a variant motto: no money, no ability to buy magazines. Additionally, I was born IN the digital era. On the other hand, when, all of a sudden, a magazine came into my hands recently I was like ‘WOW’. Not because I haven’t read a magazine for a long time, but mostly because of its texture, its smell and its “uniqueness”. Yes, I’m one of those people who somehow get high with the smell of magazines/books, not to mention the “possession” feeling. The magazine belongs to me; it’s part of my archive. What about the one I read recently on my iPad? Not nearly! My favorite magazines happen to be biannual, thank God, while regarding books I credit Amazon.

Nevertheless, I can’t help but mentioning that economic crisis hits knowledge – seekers’ so so so badly. It’s not ‘bad news’ if you can’t afford a Celine flap bag, YET (heart attack), but books, magazines, studies.

After all, I took my answer by Calvin Coolidge: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent”. So, I’m going to die knowing that there’s nothing left to conquer!

Knowledge is my obsession!

PS. In a future life let me be a mermaid. At least, I won’t need a mask!!!

My friends tell me all the time that I know so much about so many models. Previously, I talked to you about Aymeline Valade. Today, it’s all about Nadja Bender. I don’t even remember how I discovered her – probably, in Balmain’s Fall 2012 campaign. It’s as simple as that: when I get obsessed with someone, I search for him (future lovers, be careful!). Creating my very own free association: Nadja Bender > model > casting agent > Natalie Joos, I ended up thinking that being a casting agent is pretty tempting. And who said that casting agents can’t be super-duper stylish? Read more about Natalie Joos here.


A 22-year-old beauty from Denmark


Hermès silver plated bangle with horse head

                                                                                                                                           Marni envelope clutch with matching mary jane pumps

 Mario Testino was the man behind the Gisele “myth”. He convinced the fashion industry that she belonged there. Focus on his statement: “I had to fight to get her into my stories because nobody thought she was right – too this, too that, the nose, the breasts, the waist. But I believe in being obsessed, in getting obsessed”. So do we!


Gisele Bündchen by Mario Testino for Vogue UK February 1999

Another stunning photo!

                                                                                                                       Tanya Katysheva by Alexandra Spencer

Daria Werbowy starring in Maiyet Fall 2012 video, captured by Cass Bird, in Kenya. Beautiful location, beautiful people!