Sylvia Weber is the co-founder of Pale, one of Munich’s most popular fashion, art, music and culture blogs. Alongside her partner Lea Riech, Sylvia and Pale represent the next generation of Munich’s DIY fashion mavens, tapped into the city’s burgeoning creative movements. She is the Munich City Editor of Satellite Voices, our new cultural platform created by independent editors across the globe, exploring the creative cultural revolutions in these unique cities that deserve the world’s attention. Brought to you by Dazed and Swatch, the site supports the very best in fashion, music, art, film and photography from a local perspective, with global inspirations.
Dazed Digital: What’s your occupation?
Sylvia Weber: Fashion stylist and writer.
DD: What inspires you about the area that you live and work in?
Sylvia Weber: The big old mansions and pomp squares. The atmosphere of a village in the middle of the city with a lot of cultural diversity. The relaxed southern way of life in summer and the closely connected party scene that inherited the glamorous past of Munich disco with all the beautiful and well dressed people.
DD: What is your favourite hidden city spot and why?
Sylvia Weber: Trader Vic’s bar in the basement of Hotel Bayerischer Hof. There is no sign on the outside, you have to take the side entrance of the hotel and cross a small hall to the basement. Down there is a huge tiki-style bar that was built for the wealthy hotel guests in the 1950s and has not been changed since then. It is like a different world.
DD: What can you find in your city that you cant get anywhere else?
Sylvia Weber: Prada and the beer garden. The past and the future are both very lively in this city with the youth embracing the Bavarian cultural heritage. It is easy to lead a modern, international lifestyle with a big source of creative talent and an emerging art, fashion and music scene, while still enjoying Bavarian traditions. Even the avant-garde fashion victim has a traditional Bavarian costume in their closet.
DD: How would you describe your personal style of work?
Sylvia Weber: Very detail orientated. Strongly influenced by past and present but always with focus on the new and innovative.
DD: What projects are you working on at the moment and what’s next?
Sylvia Weber: Working together with young designers and photographers from Munich and all over the world to get blogging to the next level of quality. Exploring the field of fashion videos as virtual editorials.