if there is something good to spend money on it’s one thing: ART. my friend nicholas zahn has started this amazing project, founding a gallery that features several international artist, creating a platform which makes it easier both for art lovers as producers to communicate and deal in an easier way. nick himself is an incredible artist himself, based in chicago (you might this, this, this and this post when i went to visit him). you can support nick by leaving him a few dollars, please do so, it’s better invested than in any piece of clothing!


My full name is Madeleine Sophie Darya.

I am 1,61 m tall and weigh 56 kg.

When I was a kid I took part in “1,2 oder 3” – a famous TV show from Germany.

I have a very bad, almost non existing relationship to my father which makes me really sad sometimes.

My favorite food is ice cream and lasagna (maybe one reason why I moved to Italy!)

I have an older brother that is 28 and younger half-sister who is 15.

I am very, very scared of death.

I used to play Lacrosse and also played for the Austrian National Team in the European Championships in 2008.

I got hit by a car when I was 14 and had a bad ski accident with 13, where a helicopter had to come and get me.

I traveled alone in Asia for almost 4 months when I was 21. I spent two months in Thailand and Laos and did an internship in Seoul, South Korea for two more months.


visiting paris in january

attenting the vienna awards in march

being part of steffl’s disctrict one blogger corner in march

 feature for GANT in april

cutting my hair real short in may

mercedes benz fashion week berlin in july

spending my 23rd birthday alone in the mountains in july

featured in vice in august

 moving to milan in september

this has been my personal 2012. so many ups and downs. i’ve been invited to so many exciting events, have been so lucky to meet amazing new people and make new friends. the most important highlight of 2012 happened in september.

meeting him. 
have an amazing 2013 and thank you so much for all your support.


how i will spend my night. my doctor prescribed me antibiotics and i feel like a truck ran over me. i’m flying to egypt on friday, so hopefully all will be alright until then! *fingers crossed*

sophie got me this wonderful book about coco chanel, which will be my read over christmas and i’ve been looking through all those wonderful editorials in winter edition of love mag. i guess all of this makes being sick a little more bearable.