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The Semmerl today - Green Velvet


Vienna Fair 2014

Vienna Fair 2014. 
I love Art. And Creativity. Dealing with new materials and fabrics. 

my favourite pieces are listed here. I realised, that I have a thing for photography (what wonder ;)),  abstract oily art with great color schemes and watercolor paintings.
Polo für Arme, 2013 by Thomas Feuerstein, coal on paper - Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman / Why? Wonderful critical and sarcastic
The Field Photographer, 2014 by Andy Denzler - Galerie Michael Schultz

South Lowell 8, 2014 by Damian Stamer - Galerie Michael Schultz

Negro with crows (from Series: Tribute to Hironymus Bosch in Congo), 2012 by Jan Fabre - Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art / Why? It´s actually not one of my alltime favs, its made out of jewel beetle wing-cases on wood, thousands of insects died for that piece of art. In Art its always okay to take pieces of dead animals and make something with it, still its shiny pieces of corpse :(
Both pieces from above: The Great Dictator (Hommage to Charlie Chaplins wonderful satirical political comedy-drama film from 1940), 2014 by Vadim Zakharov
Karl Marx - Capital, 2013 by Jochen Höller, Paper Collage
La vie En Rose, 2012 by Carlos Aires, pink vinyl records ;)

Palmlegs! :D
Its me! Not art, but fashion. Hahah. In my new Scottish Tartan coat. Love.
Without my new Scottish Tartan coat, but with my friends from Modeschule Hetzendorf (we know each other for nearly 10 years, ahhh, I am getting old hahah). Danay in clashy orange, an Industrial Design student at Die Angewandte and Miriam, the sporty spice, she sometimes helps me out as a model.
Great picture, such beautiful, broken green eyes. Nicci Ilfoveanu, 2013 by Valerica Eau De Vie

I love how Otis Lambert uses the things u find as broken or lost pieces in the corner of a childs room to produce something new. Love love, will copy ähh will be inspired hahaha
We put a lot of money into clothing actually, when somebody is right, he is right :)
Girl Power. Told them to stay and they did. Pretty Henrike and Pretty Elisa :*
I immediately knew, this man is no Austrian. No artyfarty Austrian would dress in pink. SuperSadly. Its Nicholas Treadwell, a London Gallerist, who know lives in Aigen (Upper Austria, crazy I know) with a huge gallery. Thanks for making the world more shiny and pink!
Awesome combination! Love the details.
Love! I wish I would be so brave as Nicholas and would shave a heart on my head.
Picturesque, 2014 by Florian Nitsch - that couple is a great team, Art Business can be though, he was selected as one of few to show at the Vienna Fair!

Love!! Its a real room with wooden panels on the walls. From an Art student of Die Angewandte

One of my favs!! Sooo beautiful, my heart remembers Disney, fairytales, wings, eagles, freedom, sun, possability.
Artist and piece. Thomas Gänszler and his steel construction (actually its painted wood), great thoughh! The industrial piece in between us.

Love the colors and that icy feelings that shivers my back :)

Hit the mark - 2000 Follower bei Kleiderkreisel

#freu #freu #hitthemark #iamsothankful #kleiderkreisel 
Oh Mann jetzt hashtagge ich schon in normalen Posts. Hahah. Bin überglücklich, die 2000 Follower-Marke bei Kleiderkreisel ist geknackt. Grad nachgesehen, es sind schon wieder welche dazugekommen. Freu mich, dass meine Fotos und Vintage-Schätzchen so gut ankommen. 

Schaut mal rein!
Fashionsemmerl Katalog bei Kleiderkreisel

SPOT ON - Sissi Neumayr and her talented ways

Songwriter, singer, musician, actress, TV-producer of SiSSilicious, presenter, . . the list could go on. All these are the talents of one special woman: Sissi Neumayr. I always say SiSSSSiii ;)

June 2014: Two Austrians on their way up north to Prague, sharing a wonderful room in that 19th century flat of Philip, our smart and nice AirBnB host. It's me and Sissi. Looking forward to 3 days of the Audition & Casting Workshop with Casting Director Nancy Bishop.
Always learn from the best and she is one of them. Met so many great actors and actresses from all over Europe, but that's another story ;)
Putting the spotlight back on Sissi, a multitalented `crazy friendly bitch´, in her own words. After studying acting at LAMDA (The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts) she instantly picked up a record deal as soon as she got out of school.

Her musical side, composing, songwriting and singing, was (and still is) so strong and full of potential that the owners of Trangressive Records got together to found their now uber successful Indie label to release SiSSi's first single "Oh Marie" (with her band Ladyfuzz) and help her creativity fly. 
SiSSi was born into a cozy nest in Burgenland (the Austrian county furthest to the east)to two classical singers. And like every baby-bird she learned everything she needed to know about singing from mama-bird and papa-bird.`Music automatically took over my life, even after studying acting'. Sounds great to me. I love to sing too, in my high-pitched disney-like voice. I try my best! Haha.

So the blond, shiny bird, SiSSi, headed off to London to search for other birds with musicial talent to start her band Ladyfuzz, an experimental Indie pop band. 

SiSSi: `When I started in the music business, it was an absolute no-go to let your songs or face be used for advertising but nowadays, even only a few years later, everybody is doing it. One of my friends put down a four-hundred thousand pound deal to use his song in a car advert because there was the danger of becoming "that band from that advert" and no one wanted to be associated with brand advertising, it just wasn't a cool thing to do. Times are changing quickly, as we can see . .

Like a superhero she flys with a crimson cape. I asked: What is your natural personality? SiSSi: warm, positive, passionate, intimate, personal, funny and silly, always up for a big laugh.
That´s an attitude perfect for a presenting and interviewing. At the moment SiSSi produces and presents a short Music interview format for OKTO TV, Vienna´s first open TV network. 

`It´s a really great network. The content is up to me and I am very independent. I can shoot what and whom I want to. I am not tied to a place or demographic. So when I travel and I do travel a lot, I can choose to collaborate with artists along the way, wherever I am at the time. That way i can keep it an international affair and I can produce the show from wherever I am.
My show is called SiSSilicious. You can watch it here: 
Okto-Channel: sissilicious

The interviews on my show are really more like ARTIST on ARTIST Interviews, since I tend to grab people who I am friends with or whom i met within the music scene along the way, so they are generally like catch up chats and quite personal. My latest shows featured Pop starlet turned Indie artist VV Brown, Kele of Bloc Party, Kate Nash andthe young Berlin-based band Ballet school, a `cool, very 80ies sounding band. Their singer Rosie has an unbelievable voice´.
Another upcoming music project in the making is a collaboration with Austrian DJ Der Wanderer of Die Jungen Wilden, a remix, maybe a top line or a hole new song. We are working on it right now and still figuring that out. 
So I can´t quite keep my fingers off the music . . .´

Which artists would you like to write a song for or with?
Bowie + Lorde.
Do you use your own music in your show?Not yet, but I should. Haha.

You recently had your first line in a Hollywood movie?
Oh yes! (grins)

Which was?
You'll have to wait and see when it comes out next year. It's a film called Woman in Gold and was shot this summer, an American-British production about some Gustav Klimt paintings that were rightfully reclaimed after a decade of fighting the Austrian government for them. The wonderful Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl star in it.
So back to acting then?
Yes, right now, I am in a phase of transformation, shifting my weight from music leg to the other, the acting one. I love acting so much, I always have. 

What is the difference for you between being a singer or an actress?
Acting is all about truth, it's about your truth and the character's and about humanity, simple as that. The process revolves around me pulling something out from my inside, from my life experiences and breathe it into my character. Nothing else to think about and feel but my own truth within a scene and a relationship in that moment. 

`Music, the business of it, is all about the 'package' these days. There are so many things to consider, not just the  chords, lyrics and melodies and the instrumenation, but also the production, the different edits, the remixes, the formula, the face, the label, the PR, the strategies, the videos and the hype if you want to make it work.

Now don't get me wrong, as an actress you do also sell a full package of course, but while you are playing your scene all you have to do is to be right there, in that moment, present and alive and emotionally full. And that just feels amazing. 
I think i have an urge to simplify my life at the moment, haha.

And another thing I so love about acting (at least for film) is that no one day is the same as the next or the one before. There are always new people, new sets, new feelings to feel and new emotions to convey. I <3 font="" that.="">

What else is on your 'creativity list'?

Oh, a fashion label! All my crazy and edgy clothes worn on stage, in my videos or in every day life, are handpicked, often Vintage pieces and customised in to unique treasures for my wardrobe.
I will definitely have a fashion label one day. But that can wait until I am old an ugly, hahaha. 

I heard California is on your list of things to come?
Yes, I've been back and forth between London, Vienna, Berlin and LA and I'm now thinking of moving to Los Angeles and adding film composing to the list of 'things I do'.

Thank you for the interview. 
SiSSi, the blond bird, wants to fly over the ocean and we hope that her creativity and original style lead her to find that rainbow of success over there. 

  All photos are copyright of Isabelle v. Spreckelsen


Film Premiere - Attention A Life in Extremes

My ticket to the screening.
Love Documetaries. Especially when there is a fresh touch (graphic, music by Anna Müller, cut, idea, more raw but also very close). 

Every extreme sport in `Attention A Life in Extremes´ has his own feeling, of course, but I mean with the audience. 
The Wingman/ Basejumper Halvor: it was crazy, everybody was breathing in, 200km/h wow, the noise when he jumps off the rocks and the wings open for the first time, a stopped heart for a second. There was something like `I wouldnt do it´, the idea of falling off the sky and crash the ground makes u afraid.

Apnoe Diver Guillaume: the breathing technique, the calmness, the ocean, boats, the darkness, the huge pressure when u dive in the depth, it makes u afraid too, but there is a desire to be able to do it, to be free in the water, there is a real beauty in it. And a feeling of security (maybe remembering the mothers womb ;))

Gerhard the race cyclist: 9 days 5000km, yes sure, why not. Its hot, long and u nearly never sleep. 9 days 6 hours sleep in whole. Totally exhausting. You have to mentally push yourself and your physical limit that much, that u are like in an addiction. You can´t stop. There is no way back. He trains every day up to 7 hours, cycling alone through mountains and Europe. All to win that special race in the USA. For us unsporty audience too tiring. Dry lips, less food (helloo we Austrians need a good Jause ;)) and always somebody who is faster than you. Incredible. 

We learn: When u focus on something and train hard, you will get fantastic and reach new heights (mentally and physically). We can do whatever we want to do. We create it and to be in and around nature is one of the best things you can do.


Gerhard Gulewicz, Guillaume Néry, Director Sascha Köllnreitner and Halvor Angvik answering questions.

ECK & SPRECK - my better half, Anne Eck, she is working on her first Album, my favourite song: `Home´
Gerhard, Guillaume, Sasha, Halvor. Different nations, different talents, all extreme. On the left is Halvor from Norway (how norwegian can he be with his jacket - he actually bought it here in Vienna ;).
The crew! Awesome.
With Guillaume and Julie (a underwater director) and Viktor Schaider (the director of photography, wonderful work what he did). I love Apnoe diving and water/ diving more than I can possible say. Underwater: there is such a quietness and peace. They are a wonderful couple and team, creating wonderful short movies, only underwater! I wanna learn how to dive for minutes and be like a fish. They made crazy records, Guillaume is diving more than 117m in the darkness of the sea.
This is the work of Julie and Guillaume: Free Fall - made the both kinda popular! Its wonderful.


Das Semmerl heute - School Girl - Uniform Look

I watched that Suckerpunch-Thing, love the Production Look and the Girls Styling, but every Fantasy-Fighting-Video-Game-Scene got fast forwarded. I was bored. Yes, I get the deeper meaning and idea of the movie, but what last in the end? The Trend, the style, the school uniform look!

Nude Vintage Escada Blazer, Vintage Silkblouse, Navy Tie, Vintage Skirt and Quilted Bag, Overknees from somewhere haha and High Heels from New Look (real leather)