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Arena di Verona & VEGAN Life

Added Nov 25, 2015

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






The story of this dress began already in May at the Eurovision Song Contest. To be honest, this ist he only show I watch in TV and every time I´m asking myself WHY? Anyway, my favourite was Italy with Il Volo so I spontaneously decided I want to see them in a live concert. Short time after I already had organised the tickets fort he bis show in september in the Arena die Verona!

For such a special event I obviously needed a very special dress!
The fabric was already in may stash, it is a structured viscose.
Naturally I constructed the pattern myself.
The highlights are the cutout in the front and the free Zipper on the back.
The pleats in the front are double and slightly outward for more volume.
Side pockets are must haves for me.
Lining too, because the viscose is scratchy on the skin.

Then the big evening came… Arena di Verona is a fantastic location!
2.000 years old and the 3. biggest preserved antique amphitheater!
The show was completely sold out and the atmosphere was unbelievable – an unforgettable night!

And now a few final words …
Since a couple of months I wasn´t present here in the Burda community and currently I don´t find the time for sewing anymore. The reason is that I found a new hobby: VEGAN COOKING! It´s now almost 2 years ago that I discovered the vegan nutrition and philosophie and now I want to in-depth explore the secrets of the vegan kitchen.
It s for me absolutly fascinating to discover new ingredients I didn´t know before, new combinations and preparations possibilities andalso new flavours I never sensed before!
My taste buds are spoiled as never! For the first time in my life I enjoy cooking – before it was just a necessary evil.

But it is not only about cooking – to be VEGAN is a new life attitude. The reasons are manifold:
1. ANIMAL SUFFERING – most of us don´t realize how much immeasurable animal suffering is behind all animal products: animals are beeing enslaved, abused, tortured and finally murdered. 60 billions animals every year!!!I don´t want to be a part of this insane system anymore, I don´t want to sustain it with my money. Pleas watch Earthlings
2. ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION – animal farming poisons our environment with manure, ist he boggest CO2 producer, it destroys rain forests for animal feed – s. Cowspiracy
3. STARVATION – animal farming is a huge wasting of precious ressources as water and food: 70% of the agricultural production is being fed to animals! If we would instead feed directly humans, the world starving problem would be immediately solved. We could even feed much more human population than currently existent.
4. HEALTH – fully vegetable nutrition ist he most healthy possible! Provided that one omits such things like: white flour, sugar, refined oils and processed products. Vegan nutrition is not only the best prevention for all civilization diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart- and autoimmune diseases – it is also able to reverse all these diseases, with no need of drugs! S. Forkes over Knives and the China Study – an absolutely MUST READ book!
5. SPIRITUALITY – being vegan is kind of spiritual awakening: one understands that we humans are not a superior race and that we simply don´t have the right to treat animals such disrespectful and atrocious as we do. We all are EARTHLINGS – inhabitants of the earth – and we should treat all creatures and the Earth itseld with RESPECT, EMPATHY and LOVE. When you look around, you see exactly the opposite is happening: mankind has become to a plage that destroys everything. It should be clear for every logical thinking human that it´s not possibleto eternally continue this way without destroying ourselves at the end. And we call ourselves intelligent???

Now… after almost 2 years being vegan, I must say it was and still is a proper quantum trasition in my life: I feel better than ever on corporal and psychical level, I don´t miss any old taste – I feel like in the Flavour Heaven – it has enormously expanded my horizon with informations I didn´t have before and I am happy not to part this sick all destroying system anymore.
I just hope to be an INPIRATION for other people in order for us all together to make a better place of this beautiful planet EARTH.




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Dec 7, 2015, 05.40 AMby sewing fanatic

    wow this is amazing, love it!

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      Dec 7, 2015, 08.45 AMby cris orange

      thank you :-) :-) :-)

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    Dec 4, 2015, 01.01 AMby SewNotWork

    Great dress! If you have a favorite vegan recipe book, please share. Thanks.

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      Dec 4, 2015, 06.16 AMby cris orange

      Thank you! I love the books of Attila Hildmann. But I also use a lot of recipes from internet, from different blogs…

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    Nov 29, 2015, 06.02 PMby RedBelka

    Gorgeous dress!

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    Nov 27, 2015, 10.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh-la-la! Very unique and Cool!!

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      Nov 27, 2015, 10.48 AMby cris orange

      Oh, thank YOU Ellen!

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    Nov 26, 2015, 04.01 AMby Mokara

    Amazing dress! it looks fabulous. While my views on eating animal meat in moderation as a provision by God is different from yours (& I respect and love animals), but I’m very happy that you found something that is satisfying to you, Congratulations!! Fantastic dress :)

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      Nov 26, 2015, 07.48 AMby cris orange

      Thank you so much Mokara!
      Biologically humans are not designed to eat meat.
      Meat and generally animal protein indeed cause so many diseases including cancer. Hard to believe God has provided us with meat so that we get sick and die… I highly recommmend you the book China Study and the movie Forkes Over Knives. Such information can save lives.

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      Nov 27, 2015, 04.35 AMby Mokara

      Thank you :) I know about the China Study. Although this is not the right forum to discuss this, I’ll just say this, the Bible has specific instructions in Leviticus 11. We humans don’t follow it & have to live the consequences. Best wishes to you :)

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      Nov 30, 2015, 09.05 AMby cris orange

      I also know about the Leviticus. I read the Bible and it’s all about a genocide instigated by “God”. Anyway, the China Study and countless other studies are very clear about animal proteins: they cause tumor growth, coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases etc. Every person consuming these dead products has a big chance to get one of those diseases some day in their life. That’s the reason why millions of people get sick and the numbers are continually increasing. Besides this, there is still the ethical aspect – humans don’t have the right to enslave and murder animals – and the environmental aspect – animal farming is the #1 pollution factor! S. COWSPIRACY

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    Nov 25, 2015, 08.46 PMby camelia db

    Amazing dress ! Really special! Also thank you for sharing your story , something to think about.

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      Nov 25, 2015, 08.54 PMby cris orange

      Thanks a lot Camelia! Think about & change the world :-)

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    Nov 25, 2015, 08.28 PMby liliv-1

    This is very special and really eye catching! Bravo!

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      Nov 25, 2015, 08.40 PMby cris orange

      Thank you liliv!

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    Nov 25, 2015, 04.49 PMby Mary Athey

    Crisis you look amazing and the dress is Stunning. I love this look. It’s sexy and classy. Lucky you getting to the eurovision. I adore il volo who performed. I have watched them for a few years now. They follow on from il divo who I have seen many times. Good on you for the vegan. I would love to try as I’m animal mad and do my bit with stray and ferel cats. I help TNR then (trap neuter and release) I feed and care for 10 at my work places plus my own 4 well 3 and a kitten my friend found lol. Proud of you x

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      Nov 25, 2015, 06.42 PMby cris orange

      Dear Mary, thank you so much for your kind words! But much more thank you for your work to save animals! The next logical step is indeed to go vegan because it doesn’t make any sense to save the one and eat the other. Please watch Earthlings… it’s so heartbreaking what humans do to animals!!! I’m sure most prople on the earth if they really knew what happens to animals wouldn’t support this atrocity by buying animal products! Bless you! Love :-)

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