19.5.09

Countdown to Oktoberfest: Dirndl Show

It's official. I am a dirndl nut.



Last night I attended a dirndl fashion show. I have been invited the last couple of years but during the week I am normally out of town so never made it. This year I just decided whenever it was, I would take the day off and go.



I was not disappointed. The dirndl's were from Schatzi's 2009 collection. The show was high energy and I loved the collection. Freak, yes I am. A transvestite in a dirndl reminiscent of the Dorothy's attire in the Wizard of Oz was the MC.





Some of Germany's rich and famous were there, or so I was told. I have no clue about famous Germans.

















Perhaps the biggest treat of the night was being allowed to join the press to take pictures. I gave up nice seats but I LOVED being one of the paparazzi. At one point I think there was a stream of drool down my chin as I checked out the other guys' lenses. Runway photography is harder than it looks though. Even with a flash and trying different settings it is hard to manage the lighting and the constant motion of the models.



A good time and I will do it again for sure!



Posted from Geneva

6 comments:

Jul said...

Looks like so much fun! Did you decide on a fashionable new dirndl for yourself?

Michelle said...

Was a blast and yes I saw more than a few that I liked :) Time for some shopping!

honeypiehorse said...

That is just trippy.

Mandi said...

Who knew!

aimee said...

so what will your dirndl look like this year?

Expat Traveler said...

How cool is that! Ok I'm utterly jealous you got to be like one of them... Yes photography is something you've gotta practice and practice those types of shoots...

It was hard doing that for my brother's wedding also...but remember most of those guys do have 6 or 8 shots per second in those cameras and if you are pro - I sure hope you have good lighting and practice at shooting just that...

Way cool - was the show in Munich?