THE FRANKFURTER Magazine – 1st Edition

THE FRANKFURTER Magazine – 1st Edition 1650 875 Galia Brener

Thank you to the team of THE FRANKFURTER for this lovely article. Thanks dear Natalie Rosini, Nikita Kulikov for the photos, Nina Meise, Julia Meise, Robin Zabler, Anaik Inavrav Inaharaf, Sandra Lorenz,Kathrin Kion, Kendra Facus and all the others involved! Read the full article in the magazine.






Elizabeth Arden – NYC meets Frankfurt at the Beauty and the City event

Elizabeth Arden – NYC meets Frankfurt at the Beauty and the City event 1650 875 Galia Brener

On one of the last warm nights this summer, we were graced by a very special presence, from a city that many love. I am no stranger to this fabulous brand and have been using their 8 Hour cream ever since I could remember. Where I come from in Toronto, Elizabeth Arden is a beloved name in many households, so needless to say, I was thrilled when I saw the shiny invitation in my mailbox.

My good friend Jens Prewo picked me up and we made our way out into the warm evening. The event was being held at one of my favorite place in the city, the Palais Thurn und Taxis. As we approached the main entrance, we saw the yellow NYC Taxi parked in front of the massive double doors, with the Beauty and the City logo printed proudly on it. A NYC cab in the middle of Frankfurt am Main – what a beautiful sight!

The event was taking place upstairs, in the elegant rooms of the Palais. We were greeted with a cold glass of champagne and some very fine catering delicacies. Of course little miss piggy me had to try all the dishes, in order to get a proper feeling of the atmosphere and vibe. Inside the press was already lined up, waiting eagerly for the action to begin! And action there was. The event was being moderated by the beautiful Eva Padberg. She appeared in a glamorous off shoulder black gown. Later on my friend Sabrina Setlur arrived, along with other models, moderators and actors.  

This fabulous event was supported by Frank Kuhlmann, owner of the Kuhlmann Beauty Consulting GmbH. He arrived dressed all in white, accompanied by his beautiful girlfriend Nina Isabell Knop also completely in white. I thought that was a super cool idea, because everyone else was dressed in black – like at a typical NYC party. 

I couldn’t help but run around the event, trying out the lovely new products and rubbing every cream on my face and hands – Troublemaker Gali at her best. I was extremely impressed with the small Ceramide Restoring Serum capsules, which work best when applied onto the face and neck. I knew that I had to get this product asap. I was impressed to see how many women are using Elizabeth Arden in Germany!

Throughout the evening, a wonderful band was playing all of the classic and favorite New York songs. It was a very lively atmosphere and people were talking and dancing. Later on we went downstairs with the girls and some cool photos were taken of us in front of the yellow cab. I found it very amusing to mix the two worlds, because I always felt that Frankfurt can be compared to a little mini tiny New York, therefore it was a perfect fit 

After some nice hours of amusement, friends, drinks, food, glamour, media and beauty, it was time to slowly make my way back home. I was given a large gift bag with my name on it at the reception downstairs. I noticed it was quite heavy and that meant some nice things to try out at home. Little did I know that Christmas would come early this year. The bag was filled with the best Elizabeth Arden products, including the serum that I wanted to try so much. Lucky lady karma was with me tonight.

I wanted stay and dance longer with my friends, but my killer heels wouldn’t allow me this pleasure. The feet ruled the girl, and they forced me to walk back home on the yellow brick road towards the Commerzbank Tower. I never cease to be amazed at how truly wonderful our little Mainhatten is.  

*** Win an exclusive Elizabeth Arden gift bag with 4 of my favorite products: Skin Illuminating Retexturizing Pads, Skin Illuminating Brightening Day Serum With Advanced MIXConcentrate™, Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant in der Limited Edition I LOVE Eight Hour® and last but not least, the Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum! More details coming next week on my blog:


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GirlsAskGuys Interview with Galia Brener

GirlsAskGuys Interview with Galia Brener 1650 875 Galia Brener

Thank you dear for this lovely interview! It was lovely talking to you Ben Dutka!

Read the full interview here:



FRANKfurtstyleaward Fitting 2016

FRANKfurtstyleaward Fitting 2016 1600 1066 Galia Brener

Text written by: Michaela Schön

Photos by: Simon Zimbardo

Haarspray Wolken, Puderpinsel und Blitzlichtgewitter – Am vergangenen Samstag wurden die Häuser der Mode (hdm) Frankfurt erneut Schauplatz der Vorbereitungen für das große Finale des FRANKfurtstyleaward am 23. September 2016 in der Alten Oper Frankfurt.

Erstmals wurden die 60 Finalisten Designs an die Models der Frankfurter Modelagentur East West Models und der MainTopmodels angepasst und vor der Kamera präsentiert.

Alle wichtigen Partner und Mitwirkenden packten mit an, um die Fashion Show für den Gala Abend des Internationalen Nachwuchswettbewerbes zu arrangieren und zu perfektionieren: Die routinierten Make Up Artists der renommierten Frankfurter Famous Face Academy sorgten für ein auf die Designs abgestimmtes Make-Up und perfekt sitzende Zöpfe. Designer und Choreograph Marco Marcu behielt Backstage einen kühlen Kopf. Mit dem Kennerblick wies der Backstage Director des FRANKfurtstyleaward den Models das jeweilige Design zu und bestimmte die Abfolge auf dem Laufsteg. Um die Designs perfekt in Szene zu setzen, mussten einige Designs an verschiedenen Models probiert werden bis es ein stimmiges Bild ergab. Fashion Show Produzent Ty-Rown Vincent hatte ein Auge für die Details und verhalf den Models zu einer showreifen Körperhaltung, lies sie einzeln laufen und gab ihnen Feedback und Tipps zu der Qualität ihres Laufstils. Fotografisch in Szene gesetzt wurden die TOP60 Designs in diesem Jahr von Fotograf Martin Joppen, der nicht nur auf ein stimmiges Gesamtbild, sondern auch auf die raffinierten, handgearbeiteten Details der Designs achtete.


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Der Videobeitrag unseres Medienpartners rheinmain tv gibt einen umfassenden Einblick in das FRANKfurtstyleaward Fitting 2016:


Here is the article about the beautiful fitting day on BILD Frankfurt Zeitung / Newspaper:


Text and photos source:


Front Row Society – Concept store opening in Frankfurt

Front Row Society – Concept store opening in Frankfurt 1600 875 Galia Brener

Frankfurt is becoming cooler and more chic each day! I’m extremely happy to see that the fashion industry is making its way to us, wanting to grace our city with beautiful creations. Last week I was invited to the opening of the Front Row Society concept store, and let me tell you, it was fabulous!

The amazing event was organized by Manuel Gies, owner of the STRATEGIES agency. He’s known in our lovely city for his other projects with Hugos Frankfurt, Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati and now, Front Row Society. He told me that he loves what he does because it’s his passion since 2009.

My friends picked me up at 7pm and we walked to the opening. I wore my favorite transparent Llobycats skull maxi dress and topped it off with a black peace necklace and my highest heels. As we approached the red carpet, we were greeted by Florian Ellsaesser, founder of the Front Row Society. Mr. Ellsaesser was quite charming and gave me a personal tour of his lovely concept store. He explained why his vision was so important to him, and I agreed about the uniqueness of his idea – merging fashion and art into one entity!

Front Row Society was founded in Berlin in 2011. It is a fashion brand with a contemporary aesthetic that combines sophisticated designs with subtle details. Each collection is developed in collaboration with a community of artists from all over the world. Each Front Row Society piece is a sophisticated translation of an artwork or technique into a beautiful, wearable garment made of high quality materials. Simplicity is paramount in Front Row Society’s collections; inspiring stories come to life in minimal designs that create a unique yet effortless style.

I think that this is a brilliant idea, because for example, with the limited edition Santiago Taccetti collection, nothing looks the same! Mr. Taccetti works his art masterpieces into the leather itself, making it a true one-of-a-kind piece. It’s great having something in your closet that nobody else has. Even if your best friend buys the same bag as you, yours will be different because it contains a different element of the artist’s work. This mirrors the theory of nature, where nothing is ever exactly identical. What a super cool concept!

Since I’m in a major backpack phase now, I had to get my hands on the beautiful black Laura bag – big enough for my daily carrying needs and also for traveling. I especially love the gold metal handle at the top, the small geometric-shaped slits on the leather and fine metallic elements throughout the bag!

Of course Frankfurters expect nothing less than a glamorous red carpet event, and that is exactly what we got at the opening last week. Arriving fashionably late at the Neue Rothofstraße, I was very pleased to see the “who’s who” of our city – celebs, fashion divas, famous singers, politicians, actors and producers, finance moguls, designers, and the list goes on and on. At the entrance, we were greeted by a lovely lady who placed a white satin ribbon around our wrist and ushered us into the large and very beautiful concept store. Everything, from top to bottom, was ultra modern. This is what I call chic-minimalism at its finest! Being the accessories lover that I am, I ran straight for the bags and scarves and loved what I saw!

The people were walking around the store, curious to touch this and that, enticed by the fine works of art and unique fashion pieces. I noticed how happy Mr. Ellsaesser was with the turnout of the opening event, and that made me happy as well, seeing how the Berliners were appreciating our fashion sense.

My friends and I were delighted to be there together, sipping sparkling wine, talking fashion and enjoying this fabulous evening. After a few hours, I noticed that it was getting late and I had to run to the next party, because in a few hours I was celebrating into my birthday. I bid the lovely concept store and it’s brilliant creators farewell. My heart skipped a beat, knowing how glamorous our city was becoming. This gave me a feeling of honor and pride, knowing that I was a part of the Frankfurt fashion revolution! Thank you Front Row Society for enriching us with your presence here. We welcome you with open arms – to our small cosmopolitan city with a big attitude.

Photos by: Nikita Kulikov


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Journal Frankfurt Summer Fest 2016 on the MS Catwalk

Journal Frankfurt Summer Fest 2016 on the MS Catwalk 1600 875 Galia Brener

This year the traditional and beloved Journal Frankfurt Summer Fest was taking place “on” a very special location. I haven’t been there since summer 2012 and was definitely thrilled to be back there again!

My good friend Jens Prewo picked me up from home, smiling as I came down in my extravagant long red dress. My motto has always been the same, “Better overdressed than underdressed.” The sun was shining and I was in very good spirits. I was happy to see colleagues that I have I haven’t seen in a while and meet new people from our city.

As we arrived at the Nizza restaurant, we saw the MS Catwalk boat docked directly at the main riverside, floating gracefully in her grandeur. Looking at the boat from ashore, a few memories rushed into my mind. Memories that are very special to me, and ones that I will never forget. Many guests have already arrived and the upper deck was filled with excited people and loud music. The party was in full swing.

Jens and I made our way onto the boat, our happiness rising with every step towards the top. The upper deck was filled with delights. A handsome young man offered us a sparkling wine, and the Journal crew was wearing sailor hats, which created the perfect mood for a perfect party! I was not the only one that made an effort with my outfit. Many people were dressed beautifully – men in sharp suits and ladies in elegant dressed.

As the boat started to sail, the energy was multiplying like electricity on the deck. The talk and laughter of the guests became louder and the music was beating harder. I looked up at our beautiful skyline and knew that I was home. This thought made me very happy.

I saw many people I knew and also met some new ones, such as the Journal business partners, some local celebrities, politicians, and the list goes on and on. It seemed like everyone had a shiny glass in their hand and a big smile on their face – definitely the sign of a very successful event!

After a while, we walked down to a deck below us and were welcomed by a delicious smell. Of course we followed the tantalizing aroma were greeted by a lovely chef, eager and happy to tell us about his delectable creations. I tried all the different dishes and was very impressed. From exotic fish, to various meats, fresh vegetables, artistic looking desserts and more! It was a fest for the taste buds and a very lovely experience for a gourmet like myself. Jens and I shared our table with new people that we just met, and were happy to talk about Italy, wines, pasta, cheese and… someone’s rice balls.

When the dinner was over, we made a little tour around the beautiful MS Catwalk, which is designed by Porsche. The lowest deck has an LED bar, with a big dance floor and a DJ area set up across. This is a perfect place to dance and have fun, even if it gets a bit chilly outside.

Back at the upper deck, the music was making the boat vibrate, and the feeling of floating smoothly on the main was unforgettable. Many photos were taken, which I am sure will be seen in the Journal Frankfurt magazine very soon. After the hours melted away, the boat was docked again. Nobody wanted to leave because the evening was so fabulous!

Eventually I left the sophisticated MS Catwalk, smiling to myself about how much has changed in my life since I was last on it. I walked towards the Nizza steps, and looked back at the water and the happy people dancing on the upper deck. Instantly I knew that everything is ok. Everything is happening as it should. Life has a way of working out for the best and fate always does her work – what’s meant to be will always happen. I walked up the stairs with an easy and light heart.

Thank you Journal Frankfurt for this wonderful evening!


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Dominican Republic: the exclusive destination of Mercedes-Benz fashion week Berlin

Dominican Republic: the exclusive destination of Mercedes-Benz fashion week Berlin 1099 601 Galia Brener

Dominican Republic: “Has It All and Is In Fashion”.

Last Friday closed with a flourish Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, the most important fashion event in Germany and one of its social and media most prestigious events; the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Germany, His Excellency Rafael Calventi, with his wife Madame Maybe de Calventi, and the Minister Counselor of the Embassy, Mr. Cesar Herrera, made an official visit to the Fashion Week.

Mrs. Petra Cruz Deyerling, Director in Europe of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and promoter of this initiative, received the delegation and showed them the event during the visit, which toured the venue to see firsthand how it has carried out the tourism promotion campaign of the Dominican Republic at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.  The official visit attracted a high interest from the accredited media at the event, and finished with the attendance to the front row of the Cushnie Et Ochs fashion show.

Dominican Republic has positioned its image with almost 100 of prominent guests who have prescribed the island as the destination that “Has It All and Is In Fashion”. Including artists such as the singers Victoria Swarovski, Marla Blumenblatt, Kriemhild Siegel or Keye Katcher, actors Heino Ferch, Lilli Hollunder, Christine Neubauer, Gerit Kling, Katja Burkard, Ursula Karven, Mirja Du Mont or Anne-Sophie Briest, TV moderators Alexandra Maurer, Annabelle Mandeng, Jana Ina Zarella, Cathy Hummels, Tanja Bülter or Anastasia Zampounidis, the former player of the German National Team of football Arne Friedrich, the footaball player Andis Shala, basketball player Lucca Staiger, Thomas Hayo, art director, or designers Ewa Herzog, Wataru Tominaga, Eva Lutz, Sportalm, Laurèl, Odeur or Johny Dar, promoter of the project Jeans for Refugees, along with other recognized faces of the German social scene.

During the celebration of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, the Dominican Republic has set a promotional space, the Dominican Republic Lounge, where took place several activities.

To celebrate its participation in the event, the Dominican Republic has launched on social networks a contest to win a luxury trip for two to the tropical paradise member of Leading Hotels of The World, CASA de CAMPO Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic, recognized as one of the best resorts in the world. The contest received the participation of around 1,000 guests, and the prize includes accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as unlimited drinks for a week at the resort.

During the event, Ms. Petra Cruz has explained how Dominican Republic has used fashion and trends as thread of this campaign, noting that in addition to beautiful beaches, turquoise sea, has a wide range of activities to propose to its visitors, many of them linked to the world of fashion; one of them is the catwalk “Dominicana Moda”, launched in 2006 by the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. He also reminded that Oscar de la Renta, a native of the Dominican Republic, is one of its ambassadors recognized worldwide, and the landscapes of the Dominican Republic usually serve as natural set for photo shoots for international fashion publications.

This promotional campaign has communicated to the event visitors the values of the Dominican Republic, such as the warmth of its climate and the hospitality of its people, their extraordinary nature, fascinating history and rich culture.

We are proud of the success of the Dominican Republic as the exclusive destination of Mercedes-Benz fashion week Berlin 2016!

#DominicanRepatMBFWB16 #MBFWB #DominikanischeRepublik


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