Whitney…So complicated and so simple. So elegant and so wild in all the best ways. So funny and so sad. So easy going and so reserved. Contrasts that harmonize within one person…
I was cleaning around my boutique in Munich when, on the horizon, appeared Whitney as if from out of thin air.
I was so blinded by her beauty and natural elegance, that I stopped her and asked if she was a model without a proper ‘Hello’. She very energetically and happily answered: ‘Yes!’
Simple, without any heavy looks or arrogant tone. She seemed to embrace me with her warmth and kindness, her patience and tolerance. She was a little bit uncontrollable, making you understand and trust her.
In front of me was a person full of love for others. Sometimes confused about what was going on, but full of thekind of love that comes hidden in small gestures and positive reactions. She would treat you like a family member. Hidden in the ability to continue without any negativity, she. effortlessly made things look simpler to make you feel comfortable. Sometimes I asked myself how she could manage to make it look so easy when she was such a deep person and some situations were so difficult.
Our first meeting happened around 8 years ago. Things changed in me after meeting Whitney, yet we still enjoy each other’s company. Somehow we always find a way to show each other that “Hey, I am on your side and am happy for you. I give a bit of myself to you.” No expectations, just understanding and long conversations with some wine at our meetings or after a long photoshoot.
From the moment I got to know her in my boutique as she bought a bag from my first collection, I tried to imagine what kind of bag would fit her energetic, cool and elegant way of being. What bag could wear her name? Whitney’s Bag.