my friends have trouble pronouncing composers names like this is literally them:
Sergei Rachmaninoff -Surgay Ratchet-man-it-off Igor Stravinsky -Iggy Azalea (she gave up) Fryderyk Chopin - Fryderyk Showpin Franz Liszt - Franz Lips Johann Sebastian Bach -Joe-Han Sebastian BATCH Mortiz Moszkowski -More-tits Motes-cow-skis Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -Ponyo ily<3ick Chism-microscope Sergei Prokofiev -Surgay Pro-ko-go-mo-fiv Dmitri Shostakovich -Dimehhhh-tree Shushee-Claustrophobic Claude Debussy - Claude Debussy (omfg she said it right wow) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov -E. coli Skimpy-Caw-sip-cough Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Modest Petrovich Must-orgy-sky Camille Saint-Saëns -Chameleon Saint-Science Antonìn Dvoràk -Anthill Door-rack Franz Schubert - Franz Schubert (another one wow) Robert Alexander Schumann - Robert Alexander Shoeman Isaac Albeniz - Isaac Albinos
this was my other friend:
Sergei Rachmaninoff -SereGEE Ratch man-it-off Igor Stravinsky -Eager Stravinsky Fryderyk Chopin -Frederic Chopping-ya-fingers-off Franz Liszt -Friends Listszenschn… Johann Sebastian Bach - John-hand Sebastian Bitch Mortiz Moszkowski -Mortzee Moszkowski Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -Pie-otter Lillich um.. tuchachchofcvkick Sergei Prokofiev -Segree Pro-co-files Dmitri Shostakovich - Dmitri Shot-Akovich Claude Debussy - Claude Deeee-pussy Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Nikolai Rimsky-Kuhhrrsuck-off Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Modest Pet-yo-fish Must-org-ski Camille Saint-Saëns - Camille Saint-Seals Antonìn Dvoràk -Antonion Dora-quacky Franz Schubert -France Sherbert Robert Alexander Schumann - Robert Alexander Schumann (wow) Isaac Albeniz -I-suck Al-pins
INFJ: Sara Bareilles
ESTP: Kanye West
ESFP: Lilly Allen
INTP: the Glitch Mob
ESFJ: Taylor Swift
ISTJ: The White Stripes
ENFP: Lana Del Rey
ENTJ: Camille Saint Saens
ISTP: Arctic Monkeys
*announcer person voice* and special thanks goes to professional dragon deadlyliv
He renamed his Fake Tailoring collection for Winter 1998—1999 the Black Sissi collection for his catalogue, and had the garments photographed on a black dummy, against the gemütlich decor of the Austrian Alps.
Anyone looking for some fixed, logical development in his sequence of collections will not find it. Some samples of the ‘Van Saene Variations’: in the Fake Tailoring collection lapels and collars had seams and separate pattern sections worked into the clothing. These sober and elegant 'etched’ pieces had been preceded a season earlier by a hectic Transformations collection (Summer 1998), in which nothing was what it seemed, each item could be transformed into something else or worn in very different ways. During the show, the 'transformation 'of the models did not take place behind the scenes: they were dressed, made up, had their hair done, on the runway, in full view of the public.
Dirk Van Saene: I base my collections on craftsmanship. I use the wildest ideas to put craftsmanship to the test. When I’m finalising my prototypes I’m constantly faced by technical problems. I’m always searching for the best solution. It might be very traditional but could be something completely new. It doesn’t matter a bit. It’s the result that counts.
Open Letter to Those Scoffing at My Major of Choice
My dream for the past 6 years has been to be a Cellist. Little 11 year old me, who’d been playing cello for 3 years, looked at Jacqueline du Pre and saw who she wanted to be. So I became serious about what I was doing (as serious as an 11 year old with no money could be, let’s be real) and started working my way through the Bach Suites. Fast forward 3 years, I’ve played 4 of the 6 Bach Suites in their entirety. Go 2 more years, and I’m working on my first concerto. I’ve found a teacher that believes in me and brings out the best in me. I pull out the Saint-Saens the first day and I look at it, terrified as hell. She pulls out her cello and plays it for me, and my jaw drops completely. This concerto is amazing and I’m worried I’ll never play it properly. 6 months later I’ve got the first movement down and I’m ready to perform it at contest. She was my accompanist on piano, and together we scored perfect one’s all across the board. Fast forward another year and I’ve decided that I’m going to be a music major. I’m pulling out a new concerto, polishing a Bach Suite, and searching for a show piece to display my skills as a musician. I’m happy, I’ve found amazing friends because of my love for music. It’s great.
When you ask me what I’m going to go to college for I hesitate to tell you because I know your reaction. “But what are you really going to do? Surely you’re going to do something practical?” No. Music is what I’m really going to do. No, I’m not doing something “practical.” Music is what I’m passionate about, it’s the thing I love most in my life at this point, and honestly I don’t see that changing. Music will always have a place in the world. Humans can identify with it’s rawness, the constant ebb and flow of the dynamics, the lyrical slow pieces and the crashing fast pieces. Humans go to music for comfort, inspiration, relaxation, escape. Music can mean so many things to so many people. One song will never mean the same thing to two people, and I think that is so beautiful. Music helped me through so many tough times in my life, and if my music can influence people and help people then I don’t care what kind of money I’m making or how popular and well known I am, I will be one happy person.
So next time you feel like invalidating my choice of career, perhaps you should step back and think about what your life would be like without music, because frankly without people like me, your life would be very boring.
Bill Cunningham once wrote in The New York Times about the 1991 summer collection: “Mr. Van Saene’s clothes are distinguished by a gentle sweetness, like laundry hung out in a Swiss backyard with an alpine meadow in the distance.” That comment possibly gets to the very essence of Dirk Van Saene’s master craftmanship. He succeeds in capturing in his clothes, however complex and inventive their construction, however perfect their finish, however far-fetched and unexpected their appearance, the essential feeling of companionship, the impromptu, the playfulness, sensuality and almost comforting nature of a piece of textile.
Dirk Van Saene: Let’s face it. The main aim of presenting a collection on a catwalk is to get the press excited, so they write about it and publish pictures of it! The theatrical bit is an attempt to make it different from all those other shows…