Werbung – in cooperation with Comma Fashion
Of course, Paris is always a good idea but on top of being in this amazing city being on a mission of supporting the movement of women’s empowerment together with COMMA FASHION was an even better one. In September I had the amazing honor to join COMMA FASHION on a weekend trip
to the city of love and strong women dedicated to #strongertogether. I always knew it and now it becomes more and more obvious: The future is female – with strong women who support, strengthen and encourage one another. COMMA FASHION on the one hand stands for feminine fashion with loving details and versatile styling options and on the other is a brand being deeply rooted in the urge for women’s empowerment. Founded in 1973, a year that was crucial for women’s rights in its country of origin Germany, COMMA FASHION defined its mission to be the supporter of strong and independent women on their way of fulfilling their dreams. What an inspiring and important mission! For their A/W 2021 campaign strong women were staged together – sisters, friends or colleagues who define their future collectively. The looks me and my fellow female supporters were wearing throughout the weekend were super versatile, matching the personal style of each and every one of us whilst supporting as well as strengthening one another in an outstanding way.
We kicked this very inspiring weekend off on a Friday evening and after getting to know each other a little better the outstanding journalist Antonia Rados talked about women in Afghanistan which really touched my heart and sharpened my awareness for the fact that #strongertogether should by no means be a pure slogan but needs awareness and a true movement. She encouraged us that when meeting new women, we should look for similarities instead of differences as even though we might seem very different in the 1st place the nature of women no matter where they come from is very similar as we all for example share a curious nature. This first evening set the scene for an amazing weekend to come and inspired me consistently. Our Saturday was dedicated to the outstanding females of Paris which we got to know better during the Women-of-Paris-Tour led by Heidi, a Brit living in Paris. The Arc de Triomphe was the 1st station of our tour. From 18th of September till 3rd of October the triumphal arch was covered to honor Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude. Covering the Arc de Triomphe has always been their aim in life and as they’ve both have already passed away this was the posthumous fulfilment of that ambition. As Christo and Jeanne-Claude have all their lives been working together they’re an amazing example of #strongertogether. Our next stop on our Women-of-Paris tour with COMMA FASHION was LADURÉE. In 1862 Louis Ernest Ladurée founded a bakery in Paris and that was when the famous LADURÉE came to life. Years later the wife of Louis Ernest Ladurée, Jeanne Souchard, had the idea of turning this place into one of Paris´ 1st “Salon de thé” which was a place where women were able to gather and connect which wasn’t possible in the male dominated café culture and another amazing example of women supporting women. The famous Ladurée-Macaron was invented in the middle of the 19th century when Pierre Defontaines had the idea to connect to macaron shell with a delicious ganache. I do not know about you of course but macarons are by far one of my most favorite sweets I have to admit. We then visited the Palais Royal which has been build 1633 and before Versailles was build hosted the royal family. Today, it’s a very well-known location for taking pictures and that’s what we did of course…
Afterwards we enjoyed a simply delicious lunch at the LOULOU next to one of the world’s most amazing museums – the Louvre. As of September 2021 the Louvre 1st ever since its opening in 1989 is being led by a woman. Laurence des Cars is bringing back one of the Louvre’s traditions to that famous place as it used to be solely led by art historians from the upper class as she is a descended from a French noble family of writers and art specialists from the 19th century.We ended our tour at the Panthéon which is the hall of fame and sepulture of many important French figures. It besides others is the resting-place of the world-famous physicist and Nobel prize owner Marie Curie and will soon also host the remains of Josephine Baker who will be the 1st black woman buried in the Panthéon. This tour was really eye-opening and amazingly informative! We ended the day with a lovely dinner at the beautiful La Girafe with the best view of the Tour Eiffel.On our final day, we designed a t-shirt and sweater for COMMA FASHION that will be sold as of end of the year 2021 with its revenues being donated to a cause supporting women in Afghanistan. It was so inspiring to think about this special item with likeminded women who believe in the #strongertogether movement and we’ve come up with amazing ideas thanks to great teamwork!
Stay tuned for end of 2021 when COMMA FASHION will launch this very special project close to my heart and join me in supporting #strongertogether and uplift women by being encouraging and supportive towards one another every single day!