Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Davorka Pozgan website launch

I finally got it!!!
The site is still a bit of a work in progress, but it is a good start.

It was designed by my fabulous friend Bianca BeeZee Zvorc, a New York based Slovenian, who also celebrates her birthday today. Happy Birthday, dear Bianca. And thank you for a wonderful work
Check it out and let me know what you think.


Beware of the marmot (svizec). :)

I KNEW IT!!!!!!!

Remember when I anounced that Mareunrol, a latvian fashion design duo with that wonderful Detective story) will winn the Festival Hyeres 2009?
It turns out that I was right.
They won the grand jury prize and the 1.2.3 prize.

The Interview

It went really well. Among 20 kandidates on our MA Womenswear list, who came that morning to CSM, 6 of us made it to the personal interview. The Nazi lady, the head of our department, wasn't there though. I got interviewed by 2 other professors, who were actually really nice. My heart was pounding, but I managed to cool down, relax, and on the end even joke a little. They asked me questions like: Are you able to take negative kriticism? (because mrs Wilson-the Nazi Lady, will break you down, tear you to pieces!) How do I see myself after the school if I get in, What will happen if I don't get in; What did I do so far; Why did I apply to CSM... Not really any tricky questions, more of a personality test.
They told me my portfolio is really really nice and asked me if all slovenian students make such an effort or is it just me..:) I told them that you get only one chance to impress. I have learned it well through my life experiences and application to the best fashion school in the world is something I took very seriously.
I left the building with a good feeling.
Now I must wait for about 5 weeks for the letter....

Friday, 24 April 2009

London Xpress by DP

i have a pretty good feeling...:))
and i am prolonging my ticket.
and i think tomorrow i am off to buy myself my first pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes.
and i am sleeping with a view over thames river and the dome.
and in the past 24h i had the best chinese dumplings in soho, best indian in bricklane, best lebanese in little kairo....
and I keep bumping into slovenian friends from the very first moment i arrived to the INSPIRATION CAPITOL.
I love it!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The holy grail of Central Saint Martins is only 1 day away

I am going mental at this very moment. I haven't been so nervous since ITS#5. It's a big day ahead of me tomorrow. I will be staying over at somebody I don't know yet. Friend of a friend of a friend, who lives in the "Manhattan" area of the city. Thanks to facebook and the modern age of communication.
I will be meeting Manca, my dearest squatter/language editor/party animal friend. And probably some other Slovenians currently living in London. I have checked already if there's any good line-ups in Fabric, but luckilly Freeland and Evil Nine are not playing. Otherwise I would probably want to go to my interview straight from the party. Hoooh!

I got another email from the Not Just A Label team saying:
"We are launching a new project in June, our best designers will be invited to sell their best pieces on NJAL. We absolutely would love you to take part. We'll be in touch next week."

Sounds promising and it make's me very happy.
In case that mrs. Louise from CSM tells me to fuck off from her school, I can still look forward to something that smells like international project. Yaaay!

My dear readers and friends, please wish me luck and please think of me on thursday 10AM!
I will need it.

Monday, 20 April 2009

DP - designer of the week on Not Just a Label!

I just got a letter from NOT JUST A LABEL team:
"Dear Davorka,
We hope you are well. As you probably have seen, we are featuring you as designer of the week on NJAL. We hope it will give you lots of exposure and success for your outstanding designs."

Woohooo, that is a nice surprize. I joined them last week, and I already like it! ;)

NOT JUST A LABEL ("NJAL") is the leading global business directory for showcasing avant-garde fashion designers of today, nurturing the upcoming talents of tomorrow. It provides an outlet for talent to blossom; a place where visionaries meet collaborators dedicated to the creative spirit of fashion. The platform targets graduates and avant-garde fashion designers, providing a stage where collections are showcased online. Numerous designers have already been discovered by international press and recruited by renowned retailers and prestigious fashion houses via the NJAL website.

Kool, ey? Click here for my NJAL look book.

photo: MartaL

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Instead of Shutka, we landed in Bajro

Yes, this is the name of the Bitola's Shutka. The Gipsy Bronx, as our local guide said. The story is way too long, so this will be another quick update, since I'm too busy preparing for the trip to London next week.
The Gipsy experience was one of the better ones in my life. It was crazy, unpredictable, just as it suits the Gipsies. It was a crash of two different planets, at one point one couldn't tell who is the alien: us to them, or verse vice. It was probably the first time ever somebody came to their baraka gheto.
They excepted us with open arms, happy, with a smile. Kids were fantastic, with plenty of character, posing like professional models. Natural talents. ;)
When Ali stepped out of the van dressed in full DP gear, they clapped their hands and shout. Like a circus show. Theater. Soon the whole village knew that something is going on, and literally hundreds of kids and people surounded us. We walked through the streets, taking pictures with Ali and whoever was in the frame. We met the big chief along the way, he was imediatelly willing to pose with Ali. He also wanted to marry Marta and come to Slovenia.
The same thing happened to Mushi, they offered him a 15 year old bride. Possibly no longer a virgin. ;)
I love the way they stick together as a community. They are so pour, but they have each other and they are strong. Moving mountains, like ants.
We created a wonderful editoral but it will stay an exclusive little secret for a little while....
I love Macedonia and their people.
photo: MartaL

Friday, 17 April 2009

London calling

I am getting nervous. Only 5 day to go...

Friday, 10 April 2009

My next stop: Šutka !!!!!

I packed. My girls are just about ready for the road... This is where we are heading.
Imagine what happens if you mix Kusturica with DP and Miss Guy Bourdin... Weeeeehoooooo!
Vogue, you can kiss our balkan arse!
I am willing to sacrifise all my widows and soldiers to get stolen, ruined, ripped to pieces, just for the few good shots...
But, I know that with that energy in our van, nothing will go wrong. Hopefully I will dance with the Gipsies, shoot guns, roll in mud, speak mongrol languages....overall I will have shitloads of fun!!!!!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Widows and Soldiers on the cover of Macedonian fashion magazine

I had an interview for macedonian biggest fashion magazine, and this is the message from a fashion editor:
"Happy Birthday :) Moj poklon za tebe je to sto smo stavili jednu fotku od tvoje kreacije na naslovnu stranu najtiraznijeg makedonskog modnog magazina TEA Moderna. Kad dodjes u MK, a TEA Moderna izlazi u sredu, imaces sto da vidis!!!!!!! Bit ces jako popularna ovde i to mi je vrlo drago!!!!! Nadam se da nema problema sto smo stavili fotku na naslovnu? Intervju je EXTRA!!!!! Glavni urednik TEA Moderna je rekako da si nesto fantrasticno, a ja kako modni urednik smatram da si nesto vanserisko."

They really liked the photos with Rudi, the pig. I wonder if Rudi is now on the cover of a fashion magazine?
I think that would be just awesome. ;)
photo: Marta L, clothes & styling: DP, makeup & hair: Tinka Pobalinka, model: Ali the Marketa, location manager: Erik Vidmar, second assistant: Nina Vidrih

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

We Freelanded in Budapest like there was no tomorrow

After 24h of travelling to Budapest, spending first half of my birthday stuck in the middle of the highway, in the twighlight zone of hungarian communication skills (the lack of it), bloody Peugeot car service, hungry, thirsty, cranky.....WE MADE IT!
Once we hit the floor... We fucking rocked shit in Budapest with ICON in our hands!!! (Jsssr did you hear this?)
Adam was very flattered when we told him about what we went through just to see him, he also thinks all girls in Slovenia are like us (crazy&hot:)), which hopefully will make him come and play at the Green Rabbitt real soon.
Do I need to say that Mr Freeland looks even hotter than 5 years ago, when I first saw him? Marta and I were melting...And his music? Oh lord, I am satisfied for the next 5 years of waiting...;) He still rocks shit!
More photos and stories will follow soon. Now I must sort shit out. I got a letter from Saint Martins telling I gotta come for an interview with my portfolio in 3 weeks!!!!!!!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Freeland-ing in Budapest

Funny thing is that I woke up today with a dream that Adam had shaved his blonde curls off...
I believe this is a good sign, heheh
I am seminaked just out of the bath, getting ready for the drive to sunny Budapest.
Ready to rock shit!!!!

Freeland - Under Control - Official Video from Freeland on Vimeo.