When it comes to fashion, the Italians are always a step ahead. Therefore there is no better place than traveling to Milano to get inspired about the latest trends for spring/summer 2017. So I did in the beginning of this year for modeling and working on new projects for my blog.
Being back in Zurich feels good because I have time to visit my family and friends if only for a short time. But this quality time is so important to relax and get ready for new challenges and projects. However, the weather here these days is quite frustrating. Down in the city you barely can see the sun throughout the day. It is always hidden by a strong fog.
I guess I was a bit too early saying goodbye to summer two weeks ago. I totally forgot the short season after the summer. Or better said, as I haven’t been to Zurich during these days but in the mountains where the temperature was quite low, I forgot about the beautiful Indian summer! It looks like as if we have skipped the other three seasons and jumped right forward to the beginning of summer again.
Wow! What a long and beautiful summer we’ve had. I just love or I guess I need to say loved it. It is my favorite time of the year. The sun is shining so many hours a day and you just need to wear a t-shirt and jeans to step out of your home. You don’t need to think about getting cold. Many people are spending their spare time at the lake or in the cafés or just strolling in the streets and enjoying dinner or a delicious ice cream.
It’s one of those days – you are sleepy and hanging around in your bed. The sunrays tickle you and put a smile on your face. You can get up highly motivated and in a good mood. Because it is promised to get a really beautiful summer day.
Yes, I am a sun worshiper – even a lot. This was not always the case. Far from it! As a child I was pretty afraid of the sun. I tried to avoid the sun either at home or on vacation almost like the sunrays would hurt my sensible skin. You can ask my mother if you want, what torture she had with me. She, the one who wanted to enjoy the sun as much as possible, had always searched for shadow because of me, applied sunscreen with protection factor 50 and worried about carrying a hat and t-shirt.
Well, summer is hiding this year for a long time already. Thank god, the sun is a little out at least today. Reason enough to come into summer mood 2016 on the fashion side. And this year it is all about fresh and bright colors, so at least the outfits are shining if the sun doesn’t play the game.
I am sitting here on a rainy day. It’s already June. I am looking out of the window but I can’t see anything but a dark sky. Nothing reminds me that we are supposed to be in summer here in Zurich.
Finally the sun is back! We didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy a lot of sun this year’s spring time. But if there are slight sunrays I am always in the mood to jump out of my house and soak up the sun as much as possible. The warmth of the sun and its impact shouldn’t be underestimated. I can feel that people in the street are happier and in a much more positive mood than on rainy days. They are even smiling to each other sometimes and this even in Zurich. ;)