This will be the Biographical look at a former Disco Baby and Fashion Model from the late 1970's to early 1980's...to the present, hope you enjoy the ride as much as I have...







Friday, January 13, 2012

STEPHANIE BURKHALTER







o    The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off, told us Jean Cocteau, the director of the Beauty and the Beast. Stephanie Burkhalter's dresses are pratically begging to be taken off as they transport us to a fantasy world, where leaves become rose petals, art deco meets childhood dreams and her dresses underline the full richness of every true woman: sensual yet strong, sophisticated yet playful, with a multitude of secret gardens waiting to be touched upon by the right enquisitive and worthy soul.

Stephanie Burkhalter perfectly illustrates this as she takes us on a mysterious walk through gardens on the shores of Lake Geneva, a stone's throw away from the villa Diodata where an 18 year old Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein nearly 200 years ago. The same electric energy runs through Burkhalter Couture's «The Prettiest Dresses Are Worn To Be Taken Off» A/W 2011/2012 collection: put them on and YOU will look and feel fantastic, in all meanings of the word, the intricacies of the dresses underlying yours.

Perhaps these are the two single most important words to describe this collection: intricacies and underlying. You are made of a multitude of details that define you yet require a close look to be noticed, just as you keep your secret gardens mostly hidden, you reveal your intricacies to few and anyone who does not see them will not fully understand you.

As Burkhalter Couture perfectly understands, it is all about you, hence her dresses underlining you. There is no doubt that the true star of the fantasy world her dresses transport you to is the woman wearing the dress, hence the tasteful discretion with which the rich details are brought together.

By wearing her creations, you are making a statement about yourself: Yes, I am a Woman in her full complexity, a little girl who has now grown up yet her remembers, cherishes her dreams and has become the princess she always dreamt of being; yes, I deserve the best; yes, come for a walk with me into the woods?

Many beautiful things can happen on such a walk, many beautiful things happen to those who dream and even more to those who live their dreams. From the moment you put on one of Stephanie Burkhalter's dresses to the moment a prince takes it off, you will be a princess? After that? Well, that will be up to the Prince, won't it?


2 comments:

  1. very nice post! i love the dresses! So elegant!

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