95-year-old model Ernestine Stolberg
• 95-year-old model Ernestine Stolberg
Sometimes people think that their lives are too late to change anything. However Ernestina Stolberg of Vienna by example proves the opposite. This elegant woman has become a model - and, admittedly, a fairly popular model - 95 years of age.
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For Stolberg Ernestine (Ernestine "Erni" Stollberg) change of type of activity occurred quite naturally. In fact, this is not the first time when Ernie came under the spotlight - in 1930 she performed in together with the Jewish dance group on the stage - and in the meantime, these performances were considered quite provocative. Directly in front of the German attack on Europe, the entire dance troupe flew from Vienna to Buenos Aires, so Ernestine managed to survive the war in relative safety.
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After the war she married Ernie control troupe and returned home to Vienna. But, of course, she could not think that will work at home model. So it was, until she was 95 years old. local shop owner, located near the place of residence of Ernie, Markus Strasser (Markus Strasser), suggested that once an older woman try on outfits for photography. Ernie was often with his dog in the store during the morning outing, so Ernie was no longer "just an old lady on the street." "We would never have invited just some old woman in the street - Marcus says -. It is necessary for us to know each other well, to trust each other otherwise none of this daring project would not have happened.."
Markus Strasser was very pleased with the cooperation. "Suddenly, it turned out that Ernie knows how great pose and looks good in the photos, - Markus says -. She managed to avoid the most terrible part of the war, and because there is no gravity or sadness, she is committed energy Well, of course, affect the fact. that in his youth Ernie also photographed and appeared on stage, so she feels confident in front of the lens. "
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Ernie regularly comes in Marcus store and spends most of the day. For her, it's a great opportunity to communicate with people, whereas Marcus is a kind of a living advertisement of his clothes. A woman already knows many clients and know how to find an approach to them, suggests some points for style. And sometimes Marcus asks Ernie to try one or another clothes from his shop, and photographed it on my Athos, and then puts these images on Instagram @park_wien.
"When I ask to wear something elegant, Ernie instantly receives the correct posture - says Marcus -. And if I suggest something a little more daring, youth, her posture is also changing, as well as facial expression, so I do not even it is necessary to explain anything and somehow correct. " Marcus often asks Ernie to try quite "extreme" the things on the street on a typical day does not go out. But Ernie is ready to accept this challenge. Especially because she sees what it gives the result. "Recently, there was a girl from Australia, we bought an expensive top. She was about 20 years old, and she said she arrived here solely because of Ernie."
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