So since i rushed into 2016 i realized that i was constantly on the go. After spending the first days of the new year in Carinthia i headed to St. Anton for an another amazing event which i will tell you more about in the next post – but one thing i was absolutely excited about was definitely the invitation i received back in December from Zalando where me and my fellow bloggers (Hristina >FleurdeMode<, Deea & Laura >LesFactoryFemmes< & Nina >Berries&Passion<) got the chance to experience a whole day & night all dedicated to the ballseason (which is acutally a pretty big deal here in Austria).
Well i guess i should start off with my dress, which is naturally one of the most important things for an occassion like this. After browsing through the whole online store of Zalando i ended up choosing 4 different dresses (which you will find here) but already knew which would be the winner. Usually i stick to black when it comes to dresses but as soon as i saw this metallic gown i knew i was ready to step out of my comfort zone. The structure of the dress and of course with the little peplum detail i simply knew that it would fit perfectly to my personal style. To top it all off i also found the perfect shoes to complete the look and i couldn’t be more happier with my choice.
So when the day finally arrived i was super thrilled to see how the lovely people of Zalando arranged and decorated the location where we were invited to. The minute we stepped into the the Mezzanin 7 - which is actually a 150 square-metre apartment but also a private dining space at a stone’s throw from Ringstrasse boulevard - we knew that we would have a wonderful time in the next few hours.
After a quick fitting and styling we kicked-off the event with an „etiquette course“ which was based on an understanding of values that were believed in the past. There are defintiely many rules that must be respected but all in all we did well with our knockledge.
Another highlight of the day was also the fact that we finally got to know how to dance the traditional viennese waltz which is obviously a must when you for example intend to go to the famous opera ball. Thomas Kraml, who’s not only running his own dancing school but who’s also known for being on the show of Dancing Stars, showed us patiently step-by-step how we can manage to look like a pro. So once the dancing was finished, we got ready for the festive shoot. Each of us got shot in a different corner of the location that truly enhanced our looks. Unfortunatley you can’t see my shoes but if you click here you’ll find out what i’ve picked.
Once we were done with the shooting with the lovely photographer Mato Johannik we couldn’t hardly wait for the perfect ending – a 4 course menu which was perfectly served by the lovely people of the Mezzanin 7. This day & night was definitely one of a kind and probably the best way to officially start the ballseason of 2016! So once again, thank you Zalando for this amazing experience! I truly had a blast!
Photo Credit: Zoé Karapetyan
*in friendly cooperation with Zalando