I met Theresia at a party during Berlin fashion week two years ago. Basically by accident. I was just in town visiting some friends. In Munich a couple of days before Ayzit (Bostan) had told me that she’ll be at the Bar Tausend that evening and encouraged me to stop by. Even without an invitation. She’ll take care of it. So I got my first fashion week lesson: You don’t need to be invited anywhere if Ayzit’s taking care of you. Why? Because she’s not only the coolest and smartest but the kindest person in german fashion. Even the grumpiest bouncer and the most relentless guest list guard couldn’t resist her charm. But unbelievably it’s even better as there’s not just Ayzit. Around her are usually a bunch of the kindest, coolest and smartest German woman you won’t even dare to dream of meeting at a place like the Bar Tausend during fashion week. They are artists, product designers, writers or – no kidding – brain scientists. And Theresia was one of them. Born and raised in Munich only 25 years before she just got back from the US – she graduated from Bard College – and was stunningly determined to establish her own literary magazine. Why don’t we have any interesting literary magazines over here she said. „I mean: real good ones, new ones, ones that I would like to read?“ And what can I say? She could talk the talk. But as it turned out: She could walk the walk as well. A few month later she published the impressing first issue of Block. Just like this. Especially in writing there are a lot of people in Germany who have lots of ideas but very few of them are passionate, persistent, confident and brave enough to put them into action. Theresia is one of them. It’s undeniably a very good thing to have her with us now.
* Picture by Rosanna Graf