Photography by Moritz Lips.
Wow, today I am already turning 23! The past year has gone by so quickly and now it is once again time to celebrate. Do you ever feel like birthdays put a certain pressure on you? When a couple of weeks in advance people start asking questions like what are you going to do? what do you want for your birthday? where do you want to celebrate? and last but not least who's gonna come?. The answer is: "I don't know!"
As long as I'm with my family and friends I actually don't care about it! That's why last Friday I (pre-)celebrated together with my friend Nicolas, whose birthday was at the end of June, and his, mine and all our mutual friends - a super fun evening that ended pretty late and pretty drunk. Present-wise I kind of stopped caring when I became a teenager. Presents were so important as a child, but nowadays I enjoy it much more when everyone gets a present, hence Christmas is a good time to gift!
The true gift I received are all the incredible memories I lived throughout the past year with all the incredible people that I am surrounded with and all the places I got to travel to: I love traveling! I know it sounds corny and you probably already read it somewhere else, but travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer and I couldn't agree more with this statement!
This is why today I am sharing with you our very last shooting from our trip to New Zealand. It was the last week before I flew back home and must've been around Christmas. It was a gorgeous day in Wellington and we drove out to the Red Rocks to take those pictures. At that time Europe was in deep winter and it didn't really make sense to share them so I waited until summer was in full swing (at least in the northern hemisphere). I was somehow inspired by the Bulgari perfume I had received two weeks prior to my New Zealand trip, so we included it into the shoot. It is a strong and masculine scent I instantly fell in love with - you won't wear it unnoticed!
To conclude this article I really want to thank all the people out there who have supported me throughout the year, whether family, friends, people I got to work with or you guys who read this blog!
Top Notes: Vibrant Spicy Tobacco, Ambery Rum
Heart Notes: Tuberose, Iris Absolute, Leather Accord
Base Notes: Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Guaiac Wood