Granted: My demand for heels was not very high in 2019, but that can change quickly in 2020. It’s reassuring to know that I would be well equipped for this!

Because of my body length, the head is usually quite high but not necessarily always raised high. The past year was marked by an intensive learning curve. The scales are tipped in favor of the positive experiences, but we would probably appreciate them less if there weren’t also the challenging ones. <few> was presented to the public this year and everything I had thought about the previous 1 1/2 years in my well-protected cheese cover could be judged and evaluated mercilessly. It is not that I had to deal with a lot of criticism or fight with many obstacles. On the contrary! The feedback on <few>, the concept, the quality and the new way was consistently benevolent and supportive, the critical thoughts were only in my head – I guess that’s something many of us are familiar with.

I dare to doubt that Coco Chanel and I would understand the same thing under the definition of standards, because there is probably more room for interpretation. If someone had asked me about my standard earlier this year, I would have been convinced that I was completely clear about it! No, even then I had to / wanted to have a look at the greyscales again this year. Apart from a few additional personal standards, the standard of my work has changed. To found <few> and to experience the maximum of effectiveness has only increased my demand for an effective life.

From the desire to be an active part of the change in fashion, two more projects have grown, which are dedicated to exactly this wish: Thefewview (www.thefewview.com) is aimed at companies that want to be an active part of this change. V.I.N. Vintage (www.vin-vintage.com) is still in its infancy: Here we are relying on the qualitative standards of past decades to create an optimal sustainable complement to <few>.

The quote from Coco Chanel appealed to me not because it so aptly describes the past year, but because it is the result of a demanding, clear, consistent and persistent 2019 and at the same time the best resolution for 2020!

I wish you a great start into the new decade! And remember, ‘Keep your heels, head and standards high.’

PM