Confession from The Hague / Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus / Fashion show

Imagine that you are a fashion designer and that you get an invitation from the Nederland to be a part of the prestige fashion manifestation. You are to present your own collection and with it your own country side by side with some of the best designers from Paris and London together with their local creator. You have only one month to prepare for that glamorous occasion which will take place in the most luxurious hotel on the Scheveningen beach. You imagine yourself there daily. Filled with joy and driven by it, you put in a great deal of work, time, money and energy to prepare everything to the outmost perfection. So the day finally comes, and you even arrive a few days earlier to have some rest and explore the country a bit. And than the following morning the phone rings. That what you are about to hear sounds more like a distasteful joke in a twisted dream than the reality of the given situation. The event has been cancelled! There will be no fashion show. Creator’s worst nightmare has happened. This is absolutely unacceptable, but what now?! This is exactly what has happened to me, so I will not have to fabricate the story.

Life has taught me that everything happens for a reason. Even the absolute worst has a reason. I just have to wait and I will see why. With these wise words on my mind, I did not allowed the news of a failed fashion show to get me down. In front of me was a new challenge. I was happy anyway because I was on such a lovely trip and regardless of the situation I was not loosing anything. That is except a lot of money.

On the same day I met the designers of the jewelry that were suppose to combine their art work together with my collection on the given fashion show. I proposed to them that we should make a collaboration for the next few days regardless of the circumstances. I came up with the idea to organize a photo shoot in the same hotel where the fashion show was to take place. This was simply because my dream to be in that hotel with my collection did not abandon me. The next day I was invited to attend at the election for Miss Africa Netherlands. There I used a chance to mingle and meet new profiles of people that I actually needed for the tomorrows shoot. We were in a search for one photographer and one model, just the basics really. It was an evening, and tomorrow morning we were supposed to go to The Hague from Amsterdam with the whole crew. However, to our surprise, to our ‘little’ shoot 20 people have showed up! Everyone wanted to be a part of the action and to give their support. They organized themselves regardless of us and travelled to The Hague on their own. It was amazing. I ended up with 6 models, 5 photographers, a cameraman, a makeup artist, jewelry, and one guy – ‘the catty boy’ -who was just responsible to promote live on social media. I felt so blessed for all the people that showed up to support me without any financial compensation whatsoever. It was also something of a miracle that we were granted to use the hotel without any limitations. We even got to use one room that was specially opened just for us. After a couple of hours of preparations I was told, I need to hurry up. But why I wondered, and soon after asked. “You have a fashion show in half an hour, Danka!” answered someone. To my amazement and confusion, I first thought they wanted to improvise something, but no. It was an actual fashion show! ‘Accidently’ (I do not believe in such concept) in the hotel was a restaurant in which a big group of people had already gathered for some other fashion event. Everything was already set, the runway, music and most importantly the cheerful crowd! I did not believe what was happening to me. I felt like I was in a movie and not in my real life. I thought to myself, one more dream came true.

This collection is designed for the woman that has courage, that is sensual, fragile yet unbreakable, aware of her outmost authenticity. On the given photos that I have shared with you here you can feel the part of the atmosphere. Soon I will have a video too.

 

 

  

First of all I would like to thank God, He is above all and everyone; than to my sister, and finally to all those wonderful people with the hearts of gold that choose to be the part of my team. I needed this experience at the end of this year: a bunch of life lessons and a couple of true new friends.

  • The winner is the one who wins against himself and against his fears.
  • It is not the end when others say so, but when we believe in it with our heart.
  • “The snow does not fall just to cover the hills, but to let every creature leave its trail.” Leave your trail

 

Place: Grand Hotel Amrath Kurhaus 

Clothes: DANKA KAROVIC

Jewelry: BaroQco by IMELDA & EDUARDO LIEM

Make up: Yui Be Make Up

Photographers:

  • FRITS VAN ONZEN
  • HELEEN VEGTER
  • MARCEL MAXIMILIAAN SCHWAB
  • WIM VAN WEL
  • MAARTEN DOUWES DEKKER

Cameraman: BRYAN VINISI

Organization supported by:

  • KAREL ROELEVELD – Catwalk4u
  • ROBERTO DRESIA

Model coordinator: TITA NUAHN

Models:

  • NADJA KAROVIC
  • SENSEMIELJA LETITIA SUMTER
  • KYARA VT
  • JOYCE BANUS
  • JENNES VERMEUL
  • SHANDELY COLASTICA

 

All my people I LOVE YOU !

Danka Karovic

 

 

 

 

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ISPOVEST IZ HAGA
 
Zamislite da ste modni dizajner i da dobijate poziv iz Holandije da budete deo prestizne modne manifestacije i predstavite svoju kolekciju, ujedno i svoju zemlju, pored dizajnera iz Pariza, Londona i njihovog domaceg kreatora. Imate samo mesec dana da se pripremite za taj svecani dogadjaj, koji ce se odrzati u najluksuznijem hotelu, na plazi Scheveningena. Zamisljate sebe tamo i sa radoscu i poletom ulazete trud, vreme, novac i energiju da sve organizujete i spremite na najbolji moguci nacin. Konacno stizete i to neki dan ranije, da biste se odmorili i istrazili lepote grada. Sutradan vas budi poziv i ono sto cujete vam stvara nedoumicu da li je u pitanju nocna mora ili ste ipak budni. Sve je otkazano, revije nece biti. Samo dva dana pred dogadjaj. To je neprihvatljivo, ali sta sad?! Ovo se upravo meni desilo, tako da ne moram da zamisljam. 
 
Zivot me je naucio da je sve, ali bas sve, cak i ono lose sto mi se desava, za moje dobro i da samo treba da sacekam da bih se uverila i sama u to. Nisam vest prihvatila kao da mi se srusio svet. Preda mnom je bio nov izazov. Bila sam srecna sto sam na putovanju i sto svakako nisam na gubitku, osim velikom finansijskom.
 
Upoznala sam dizajnere nakita sa kojim je trabalo kombinovati moje kreacije na otkazanom dogadjaju. Predlozla sam im da svakako napravimo saradnju u roku od dva dana. Dobila sam ideju da organizujem fotografisanje u hotelu u kom je bila planirana modna revija, jer zelja da ipak sve to izmastano dozivim me nije napustala. Sledeceg dana bila sam pozvana na izbor za Miss Africa Netherlands. Taman sam na tom dogadjaju iskoristila priliku da upoznam profile ljudi koji su mi zapravo i bili potrebni za snimanje sutradan ujutru. Tragala sam za jednim fotografom i jednim modelom, da imamo bar osnovno. Bilo je vece, a vec ujutru treba otici iz Amsterdama u Hag sa celom ekipom. Na snimanju se pojavilo dvadesetoro ljudi! Oni su se medju sobom povezali kada su culi sta smo planirali i svi su zeleli da budu deo toga i da podrze svojim doprinosom. Organizovali su se sami i dosli do Haga. Medju njima je bilo sest modela, pet fotografa, kamerman, sminker, dizajneri nakita i jedan momak ”pricalica” koji je bio zaduzen za promociju i prenos uzivo preko drustvenih mreza, kao i par njih koji su dosli da pomognu oko organizacije. Bila sam neopisivo dirnuta i zahvalna sto su se ljudi u tolikom broju okupili da me podrze i to bez ikakve nadoknade. Inace, cudo je kako smo uopste dobili hotel da ga nesmetano i bez ogranicenja koristimo, jer su do sada uvek odbijali ovakvu vrstu saradnje. Cak su otvorili jednu prostoriju samo za nas, gde smo mogli da se pripremamo. Posle sat, dva, receno mi je da pozurim i da cu za pola sata imati modnu reviju. Mislila sam da je u pitanju sala ili su zeleli da improvizujemo nesto. Ali ne, bilo je stvarno! ”Slucajno” (ne verujem u ”slucajno”), u okviru hotela nalazio se restoran u kome se okupila velika grupa ljudi povodom nekog takodje modnog desavanja.  Sve je bilo spremno: pista, muzika, publika, voditelj… Osecala sam se kao da sam na snimanju nekog filma, a ne u svom realnom zivotu. Jos jedan san je ostvaren.
Zahvalna sam pre svega Bogu, koji je iznad svega i svih; zatim mojoj sestri i svim ovim predivnim ljudima sa zlatnim srcem koji su bili u mom timu. Meni je ovo iskustvo bilo veoma potrebno sada na kraju godine. Mnogo zivotnih lekcija i nekoliko novih prijatelja za ceo zivot.
 
  • Pobednik je onaj koji pobedi sebe i svoj strah.
  • Nije kraj onda kada nam to drugi kazu, nego kada mi u to poverujemo svojim srcem.
  • ”Ne veje sneg da pokrije breg, nego da svaka zver pokaze svoj trag”. -Ostavi svoj trag i pokazi koja si ‘zver’ onda kada imas problem 😉
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