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Sunday, September 24, 2017
street style fashion
As a fashion phenomenon, street style arose at the end of the 20th century and has since developed into a billion-dollar industry that perfectly caters to swagger heavy coolness aficionados. In this world it seems that each snapshot is a frozen moment in life, no one is posing, and today it’s become a hot topic for Instagram starlets (see...
last word schiach
To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet. SCHIACH adjective. Ugly, unattractive, aesthetically displeasing. Has expanded over the years into a catchall descriptor for anything unpleasant: Previously used mostly in reference to people, clothes, contemporary art and modern architecture, nowadays situations, moods,...
brands watch design
Design and craftsmanship are often paired with a legacy business. These designers have not only left their mark on the world of accessories, but their brands have stood the test of time. SWAROVSKI Daniel Swarovski learned the family craft of glass cutting from his father and patented an electric glass-cutting machine in the alpine town of Wattens in 1892. Three years...
local finds vienna shopping
Whether they’re rethinking the world of retail, creating designs for kiddies or offering top-notch pampering, these insider favorites should not be missed. Dotkind The Danes are famous for their designers and thankfully they don’t stop at kiddie fashion. In a quirky little store in the 7th district you’ll find top quality kids wear and accessories. Your stylish kids can relax in...
Magic Flute Zauberflöte Mozart
Enchanting and confusing, Die Zauberflöte returns to the house it helped build However you look at it, the story is confusing. Somehow, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is a fairy tale: There’s a dragon, some magic, a quest, good and evil, a couple earning their happy ever after. But there are also side stories and pre-stories and allusions to...
from our readers
Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! To the editor, (In response to “Death in Vienna”, MET November, 2016) My wife and I had read the November 2016 magazine and...
virtual reality film architecture design
Astonishing spoiled moviegoers is no small task. Marrying virtual reality with architecture, a Viennese company is dazzling audiences By Susanne Gottlieb & Dardis McNamee It is rare in film that a prop achieves the stature of player – Rosebud in Citizen Kane, perhaps, or the Maltese Falcon, or maybe the chess pieces in the Thomas Crown Affair, or the clay pot...
john waters show performance
Cinematic legend John Waters continues his crusade against the tyranny of good taste Since his seminal releases in the 1970s, John Waters has amassed a litany of dubious monikers: The Pope of Trash, The Sultan of Smut, The Prince of Puke. Such epithets would push most artists into an early retirement, but the producer and director of the cult movie...
green party
With the Greens absorbed in internecine warfare, the prospects for a progressive left agenda look increasingly dim With just a month until the parliamentary elections, the Greens are in disarray. Since the first of the year, their support has dropped by half in public polling. In May, they exchanged one unpopular leader for another, swapping out Eva Glawischnig for EU parliamentarian...
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