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On the Ringstraße

On the Ringstraße

 Piefke Saga revisited There are now enough German students in Austria to fill the entire University of Heidelberg. Many of the 30,000 are refugees from Germany’s strict numerus clausus rules (which Vindobona is anxious to point out does not necessarily make them stupid). Others simply prefer living here. Also it’s much cheaper. The issue, a […]

Local Fashion Awards

Vienna celebrated its fashion industry at the 2013 Vienna Awards for Fashion & Lifestyle on 21 March. The event’s star guest was supermodel Bar Refaeli, who was awarded the title of Style Icon. The Vienna Awards honour outstanding members of the local scene in 12 categories. Daniel Kalt from Die Presse was named Best Fashion Journalist. Other awards included Best Stylist, Photographer, Makeup Artist, Newcomer, […]

Renaming the Ring: A Reconciliation

Renaming the Ring: A Reconciliation

Vienna’s Rathaus has a ferocious kind of beauty. The seat of the city’s council and mayor, it pierces the sky with sharp gothic spires, a cathedral to popular democracy. There it stands, in a face-off, of sorts, with the venerable Burgtheater across the way. This neo-Renaissance pile is the leading stage in the German-speaking world, […]

Publicity: An Element of Style

Publicity: An Element of Style

Vienna has a flirtatious relationship with fashion. During major fashion events, the city becomes the catwalk; people start using phrases like “That’s so Cavalli,” or “He’s just trying to be Michael Kors,” or even, “That dress just screams Chanel!” And then, once the to-do is over, the crowd goes back to protesting against fur coats […]

Vienna for Valentines

February 14th is St. Valentine’s Day, when lonely hearts woo would-be lovers with anonymous missives. All very odd given that the saint in question was an obscure third century Roman poet, with little proven interest in targetting Cupid’s bow. That said there is little doubt regarding Vienna’s part in the most romantic day of the year: […]

The Brits Invade Vienna

Standing in the front row energetically bobbing her head and shaking her pelvis like Elvis, was Betsy Tiefenbrunner, an American living in Vienna for the last thirty years. She never missed a lyric, her silver hair supporting her claim that she had been on hand the first time around, rocking out at three (yes 3!) […]

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