Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Pierre Who?



High Heels: Balmain


I literally fell "head over heels" in love with these beauties from Balmain on the weekend - "j'ai craqué" as the French would say. Classy heels from one of my favorite labels that proof once again that investment pieces do the trick.


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Paris Essentials


Hat - Urban Outfitters; Bag - Whistles; Sunnies: Zara


After more than a year without a post I thought that my arrival in Paris could be a good occasion to revive my blog again. The items above accompany during my strolls around the French capital in September and are the perfect pieces for casual trans-seasonal dressing. 

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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Urban Summer Uniform



I'm a huge fan of simple outfits. You will never ever (never say never) see me wearing earrings+a necklace+arm cuffs+rings at the same time. 

I know those three basics above could use a nice little accessory, however, I must admit I love this fashionable trio just the way it is. (even though the dress definitely needs something underneath, seems to be quite see-through and we don't want to share everything with the urban jungle right.)

Dress via nelly.com / shoes via Topshop / Bag by McQ Alexander McQueen via Monnierfrères


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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Bye Bye Backstreet Boys


When I was about 13, random posters of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Blue and various other popstars and wannabees were decorating my walls. I think the fashion apartment deserves some better taste or could you imagine the Backstreet Boys hanging above the wardrobe..? Me neither. (even though this could almost pass for vintage today..?)

Instead of spending hours reading trash magazines about pop idols as I might have done 10 years ago, I today prefer spending hours on design websites where I put hundreds of prints in my imaginary shopping basket. The outcome can be seen above.

If you don't want to waste your precious time surfing around in the net and you happen to fall in love with one of the prints or all of them, you can find them here:


Happy print shopping!

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

French Fashion Perfection Has A Name

 

pictures via nymag.com

I don't know how she does it but every single collection of Mme Marant includes a trend I could simply die for. My love for the brand started with the shoes - the dicker boots, the Caleen botts and let's not forget the incredible Western fall 2012 boots (& let's definitely exclude the bekket sneakers, no idea how something awful like this was designed in Marant's studios!). My current obsession can be viewed in the pictures above. How can those small short skirts include such a large portion of details, material mixes and different shapes? I love the way how the French label combines those little beauties with long sleeves and bare legs - add the 2012 Western boots and start calling Isabel Marant the incarnation of French fashion perfection. (if you haven't already done this anyway.)

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Casual Statement


Simple outfit - simple post. Let's keep it short and sweet. Sometimes one single eye-catching piece is enough to impress. In my case I think that one necklace and one picture do the trick. Impressed..?

Jeans: Mango // Top & bandeau: Weekday // Necklace: New Look


Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Wardrobe's Basic Space


They say the most difficult thing is to find the perfectly fitting jeans. And I must admit, it's not easy indeed but for me, there's another hard nut to crack - finding the perfect crisp white t-shirt.
Can there be more casual chic than in the combination of a pair of (perfectly fitting, of course) jeans and a plain white shirt? No. Exactly.
However, the white shirt issue is a tricky one. You think the shirt is perfect, it will make you look like the queen of casual chic and then you try it on and oh nooo - it's see through. Again. I have nothing against see-through blouses and see-though shirts but my idea of a classic crisp white t-shirt doesn't involve any of that.

The key to the problem? Invest. Believe me, I tried on almost every white shirt the high street has to offer and sadly, the less money you're willing to pay, the more see-through you are going to get. 

So, as hard as you will find it to spend quite a lot of money in a small piece of cloth such as the classic T by Alexander Wang shirt on the left (here) or the V-neck form Velvet (here) on the right, I can assure you this investment will be worth it. No see-through + perfect fit = happy wardrobe = happy you.

Compared to the t-shirt blanc, the strategy for the colourful shirts in the middle is easy peasy and if I want to find a great grey shirt (here), I either look into my boyfriend's wardrobe (a see-through free zone) or I go to COS, my personal Mekka for pastel t-shirts. And if you happen to have some money over to invest in a colourful shirt as well, go for the beautiful pastel pink one (here) and fall in love with it's silk and linen material mix.

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Kate Bosworth x Topshop Festival Collection




I'm usually not that much into "star-style" as most of the A-list's outfits are the outcome of a talented stylist's work, noone gets to see. However, there's this one actress whose style I simply adore - Kate Bosworth, the beautiful girl in the amazing pictures for Topshop above.

She recently teamed up with the British high street label again and together they launched the Topshop Festival Collection that's inspired by her boho-chic. Style one and two are clearly my favorites and I think Ms. Bosworth is definitely the reason for my next purchase at Topshop.

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Monday, 20 May 2013

The Fashion Apartment Lightens Up

As the fashion apartment moved to Berlin in April, interior and decoration is a big topic at the moment. As much as I love nice furniture, prints and all kinds of decoration - my real passion are lamps. 

The right lighting can change the whole atmosphere of a room and for me there's nothing worse than really bright fluorescent light (as you often find in hospitals and unfortunately in a lot of households, too). It just gives me headaches and immediately sets me in a bad mood.

However - the right light is only complete if it's surrounded by a really nice lamp. Those four beauties above are my absolute favourites and I think they suit the fashion apartment quite well.

so I hope one or two of them will find there way to my Berlin home and brighten up the lounge, the dressing table and the wardrobe very soon.

You can find them here, here, here and here !

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Hello Tiger



Shirt: Kenzo // Blazer: Milkaya Laijah // Jeans: Mango // Bag: Michael Kors // Boots: Office


Quality, not quantity, that's something I've heard a lot these days. No matter if I talk to my friends or if i read it on blogs, it's clear that more and more of us tend to avoid tons of high street purchases but rather invest our money in high quality pieces.

But as you can see in my outfit above, high street and high end get on really well so why ban Mango, H&M and Zara from our wardrobes if we know anyway that this is impossibly? 

For me and I'm sure for a lot of you too, mix and match is definitely the key and usually does the trick. There's nothing more awful than a total designer look and nothing more wonderful than a well combined high street meets high end outfit, n'est-ce pas?


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