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 / 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


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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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Thursday, 9 May 2013

In(stagram) love with my flat.


The Berlin flat and I have been sharing a roof for one month now and i must say that I am so happy I found you, my beloved little place. You offer enough room to all of my small and not so small possessions, both colours and minimalsitic design suit you well, you're bright, you're warm, you're old in a charming way and you're so nice that even the cherry trees and birds in the garden prefer to be as close as possible to you.

You're the perfect place because not only I but also my friends love to hang out with you and therefor I am more than happy to stay with you for a while.

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Let's walk.

Shirt: Promod // Skirt: Aubin & Wills / Shoes: noname // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Oh hello sun. I didn't even know you existed in Berlin but apparently you were just hiding really well during the past weeks. I am still a little sceptical as you can see on my expression in these pics above. Good job I put on those black tights this morning as I started raining only a couple of hours after this sunny photo session. Anyway, it seems that Berlin summer is not far away and there will be no need to cover up our legs anymore. Can't wait!

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Friday, 26 April 2013

Finally Back!

Trench: Autograph // Jeans: H&M // Boots: Office // Shirt: Monoprix // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Finally. After two very very busy months filled with searching for a flat, temprorary flat solutions, moving, getting back into uni life and another million things, I'm starting to settle down a little bit. The dressing table has a new beautiful place to stay, the wardrobe is happy about it's little corner in my bedroom and the lounge really can't complain about not having enough space or light. 

Of course, there is still an awful lot to do but the most important thing is that we have a roof over our heads, right? ..and another very important thing: the fashion apartment is able to communicate with you on a more regular basis now as we finally have internet since Thursday!

Voilà. So things are getting back to normal again and I will hopefully show you very soon my new Berlin home!

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Petit Update

The Fashion Apartment is not amused. The wardrobe doesn't get fed with new clothes, the lounge has nothing new to read and the dressing table feels more neglected than ever. But what can I do? I've been so busy searching for a place where my three fashion apartment friends can stay that shopping is not at the top of my to-do list at the moment. But no worries, those boring fashion times will be over soon as a place is found and we can hopefully change from our temporary home to our real home. And then you can expect loads of new exciting posts. I mean, it's Berlin we are talking about!

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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Busy Bee

 As you might have noticed, the fashion apartment has been pretty quiet during the last week. The reason for this unusual silence was my big Berlin mission - the flat hunt! Oh yes, you got that right, the fashion apartment is going to move to the German capital soon and my wardrobe, my dressing table and the lounge are craving a roof over their heads! So I spent last week running from one flat to the other, from North to South, from East to West and tried to find the perfect new place for my wardrobe & co. 

The perfect outfit for the flat mission? A pair of loose trousers (H&M), boots that are not too high so you can run if you happen to arrive late at a flat viewing (Office), a comfy shirt,(UO), a big enough clutch for all the requested documents (Monki) and for the right portion of luck my favourite necklaces from Pascale Monvoisin

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Black & Blue

via Polyvore

When I was 10, a girl at school looked at me and said: "what? you are wearing a blue shirt with black trousers? what a no-go!"

I always thought of this as my first fashion faux pas (I'm sure there were some more but this was the first time someone actually commented on it) and since then I tried to avoid the combination of black and blue as much as I could.

Today I think - how stupid! Doesn't the blue sweater just look amazing with the black leather trousers?! I could definitely think of way worse combinations! So I can't wait to bring a nice and cosy dark blue sweater in my life, put a pair of black trousers on, add some white converse trainers and a white bag and just feel fabulous!

and who knows, maybe I will bump into that girl from school and teach her a little fashion lesson..?

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

hair down - trainers on!

Shirt: Topshop // Leggins: Zara // Bag: Michael Kors // Trainers: UO

My wardrobe and dressing table are slightly confused. The reason for their confusion is a small but mighty change in my look. As you may have noticed, I usually wear a pony tail or a high bun - and I've been doing this for years! For some reason I just didn't feel comfortable letting my hair down even though my dressing table always sighs when I tame my blonde thatch in the morning. However, I decided it's time for a change in 2013! So I take the step and let my hair down every now and then and I must say.. I'm getting quite used to it! 

Different change of habits: there are trainers on my feet. And not because I'm going to the gym. I usually love to wear heels, no matter if it's high heels, boots or even sandals. Now don't get me wrong, we are not talking about killer heels here, a decent 5 to maximum 10 cm usually does the trick for me. Ballet flats are ok, too, but trainers were barely seen on my feet on the street (unless I went out jogging). So when I got those bad boys form Urban Outfitters I could litterally see question marks popping up in my wardrobe: "What is she thinking?" "Since when am I storing her gym equipment?" "Where is the bloody heel?!"

Well, it took some time for my wardrobe to get used to the fact that those trainers are a part of my clothing repertoire and today it even approved of the outfit above. 

So, to sum it up: Me, a big creature of habit, is starting to change some things lookwise and I have to say it feels very good so far - my hair is free & my feet don't hurt. 

I guess I killed two birds with one stone here?

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Friday, 15 March 2013

From Cannes with Chanel

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet / Chanel 569 Empire

Remember I told you there were still some nice things left to be shown from my weekend in Cannes? Well, as you can see, there's one brand that quite dominated my little shopping trip - and one of the fashion apartment's habitants is very delighted about its beautiful presents: my dressing table!

The dressing table was secretely hoping that if I went to the Côte d'Azur and left the rest of them in cold and grey Germany, I would at least come back with some decent French beauty products. And as I didn't want to disappoint my favourite beauty corner I brought back something from its favorite brand - Chanel, oh là là!

I'm a big fan of the lipstick Rouge Allure Velvet because it makes you look fresh and dynamic even if you feel rather tired - it adds that little something that makes a simple look more sophisticated and it illuminates your whole face. 
As for the nail polish, I love rather nude and descrete colours when it comes to my nails (even though deep red polish can look gorgeous,too). Anyway, even though I thought the polish was less pink and more beige when I bought it, it's a perfect pale colour for spring - provided that it finally arrives some day soon.

..and last but not least, I bought something great for my lounge which will get a special place when I move to my Berlin apartment early April: an old Chanel print from 1953 - I just need the right frame for it and then I won't only have Chanel on my lips and my nales but also on my wall!

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Welcome Home Party & Dublinstagram

Oh what a joy it is to come back to a virtual fashion apartment that is so delighted about my return that it throws a colorful welcome back party for me (even though I was only away for the weekend) ! And even though I had such a nice weekend with my friend Claire in Dublin, I am happy to be back now because there are a lot of things the fashion apartment wants to show you very soon - oh my, what would it do if I didn't carry all those nice things back home regularly I wonder? Anyway, as you can see, the wardrobe gets already a little impatient about the things I got when I was in Cannes last week but first I would like to make the lounge happy and show you some Instagram pics from my weekend in Ireland! you can see, we visited loads of really nice places and had a great time. Dublin is full of cosy cafés, shops and you can find some great architecture so there's enough places to go whenever it starts raining (which happens quite often)
If you're curious about Dublin as well, you should definitely visit my friend Claire's website that she has launched recently:
You will find the best places to eat, shop, drink and dance and believe me, she knows where the hot spots are, she took me to almost all of them on the weekend!

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Friday, 8 March 2013


 Blouse & Jeans: H&M // Scarf: Alexander McQueen // Boots: Office // Bag: Mango

Nude, Camel, Beige. These colors always do the trick for me and that's quite obvious once you take a look inside my fashion apartment. My wardrobe has a pretty nice collection with several beige and camel colored blouses, scarves and shirts and my dressing table is proud of it's big selection of nude nail polishes and lip sticks.

..and as my dog Vasco matches the camel-nude trend quite well by adding some black and white highlights (this dog knows a lot about style), I thought this was the perfect occasion to introduce him to you!

sadly I have to leave the fashion apartment and Vasco again for the weekend as I am off to Dublin to visit my friend Claire! I've never been there before but I guess I can leave my light blouses and suede boots at home as according to the weather forecast it's going to rain cats and dogs! 

I will keep you updated via instagram

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