Sonntag, 29. Dezember 2013

Dresscodes

Dresscodes. I mean who invented them? Instead of helping us, which some myth claims is what they're there for, they confuse us to a state of chaos. Take my news years eve invitation for example. Dresscode: jacket. Really? Jacket. And I mean that's basically for the men, but even for them. Do they mean tie jacket? Sports Jacket? Leisure jacket or even suit jacket? And then how are women suppossed to apply that to themselves?! Oh he's wearing a suit makes sense I'll just go to my closet section of suit and pull something out... NO! Men do you EVER think for a tiny moment in what kind of chaos you throw us when writing dresscodes. And I'm assuming it's men because any woman writing a dresscode "jacket" should have to suffer under one of Karl's rants. I mean is a long dress too formal? But what if it's really a mini-dress with a long seethrough skirt over..? Does that still count as long? And what kind of shoes? Elegant or party? Black or color? Sparkling or not? Pants even? 

Dress codes make life harder; because they make the already demanding process of picking out what to wear almost impossible, because you're trying to figure out what that person would like you to wear and then also combine it with what you really want to wear, which let's face it, is impossible in the world of fashion. 
Therefore I tend to ignore dresscodes which has, I admit, caused the one or other akward situation (although I wasn't the one embarassed, it was my date, friend or family). But really, isn't dresscode just something we slap on the invite to make it look formal? I mean doesn't it sound so sophisticated when you call out "and remeber the sports/elegant dresscode!"Because while you're thinking pastel twin set with mid-high heels, she's thinking Jeans and the latest nikes and costume jewlerry and the man is already groaning inwardly knowing they'll be late and all the good food will be gone.

So forget dresscodes, you'll never dress like someone expects you to and that's good! Only you know what you'll feel comfotable in, and if you're coming by car you can always keep a extra outfit (or two) in the trunk ;)

Still loving fashion
<3

Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013

what to do when you don't know what to shop

Guys? Guess what? It's almost christmas! I know, Shocker there. I'm sure you've barely even noticed with the minimal decorations, imperceptible red and green lights and slight cookie scent. And weil I'm sure we are all very aware of the Hearing christmas, I'm 90% sure no one has really gotten around to getting presents yet, me included, as that is usually the hardest part. What to get, if you're broke, your receivers are seemingly unintrested in ANYTHING but a ferrari or gold rolex, or she/he never actually wears the things you thoughfully spent ages picking out (and taking ages to convince yourself not to keep it, that she will let you borrow it). I have a family made up like this and every year I try new things, homemade, funny, pretty... Nothing. I don't think I've actually ever seen either of my parents use any of their gifts, well except for my das wearing the shirt I got him as a PJ... if that counts. 

My friends however are great and always tell me what great gifts I get so I thought I'd share a few ideas:


  1. underwear, pretty underwear and in the right size, always go for smaller if you're not sure, they'll be flattered and you can never have too much underwear
  2. a subscription for their favorite newspaper or magazine, the french Vogue is ridiculously cheap in comparision to the US or British version and let's face it, we only look at the pictures anyway
  3. a cool phone,laptop or ipad case, we are always breaking ours anyway and a funny new case is the best to put a smile on our face
  4. matching hat and gloves, or matching ring and necklace, pick something funny like the moustache trend it's cute and bound to be worn
  5. a cute cup with something on it that reminds you of them, NOT a cheesy picture cup, those are going to be "accidentally" dropped
  6. wine, good liqour with christmas taste, no one (well almost no one) is going to say no to a good bailey's or gingerbread liquor
There we go I hope these suggestions helped. I'm going to fully target christmas shopping in Paris next week, since wine just seems so much better if you bought it in France: I know we are so godamm superficial.

Still loving fashion,
<3

P.S. Obviously if your friends a fashionista too, clothes, shoes and bags are the best... I don't have to mention that?!

Dienstag, 19. November 2013

sweetest thing

Until now I've walked through life, thinking people don't really realize what I do and wear that much. That they might find it weird, or trash and laugh about my clothes. So yesterday I had the sweetest experience. I sat down at a party with a boy I had gone to school with and he, he did have a little alcohol to losen his mouth, blurted out how he thought I was so great and how he had been afraid to talk to me all this time. How he loved what I wore and walked with such positive confidence. I was honestly so suprised! And even more baffled when he suddenly started describing one of my favorite Outfits, telling me how he especially loved that one! I couldn't believe people actually watched me that closesly and liked what I was wearing. Especially guys!





we all have our fashion fails
you are beautiful when you are happy
Apart from the fact that I yet again experienced how ridiculously insecure boys can be and had a wonderful Ego kick, I actually learned something really important : People are NOT what they seem. At least most of the time. I mean this boy and his friends had at times been horrible to me, laughing behind my back, making me feel very uncomfortable. The girls to would make snippy remarks about me looking slutty or being a "wannabe" and in real life it had been admiration and jealousy. Why do people do that? Make other people feel bad, or be to weak to admit they were simply jealous? I don't know why. I don't unterstand why so much hatred and bashing is encouraged in magazines, why we are constantly made to feel bad about ourselves. All I know is that to keep doing what you're doing and that all that hate may just be jealousy or misplaced anger. Don't ever be discouraged of your fashion ideale, we all have our fashions sins and fails, but hat's what life's about! Who knows maybe one day a sweet thing will open your eyes too, although I hope you won't need one to actually have to 

Still loving fashion,
<3

P.S. little encouraging statistic I found ;)


"1. At least 5 people in this world love you so much they would die for you. 

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep."

we are all unique


Montag, 18. November 2013

Suppression



I recently came across a few das from the middle east and was seriously shocked. I couldn't believe how extreme they were! Body parts were censored, covered and photshopped. It was almost like entire parts of women were deleted. But on second hand I paused to think, isn't it a good idea to not focus on the outer aspects of a person? To actually care about their beliefs, dreams and characteristics?  Why is everything always about the outer circumstances and don't really the sexist das supress women more? Marginalizing them to their sex? I came to the conclusion that  both extremes of hiding and hsowing skin is suppression. We should be allowed to choose what to wear and not made to feel ashamed or embrassed. We should embrace what we have and by Dressing and changing our body we can come closer to our own personal ideals.

Through the ads I also realized how many ways their are of expressing yourself, your sexuality. Your eyes are seen as extremely powerful, your walk, which I always envy the african and brazilians for... They walk with so much energy and hip sway, so much spirit. Also through our voice, tone and gestures. There are so many little things and every time I come across a new way to express myself, I feel more color, tone and feeling is added to our world. The little ways other people give away parts of their personality, it's amazing once you see it. Take a look, you'll be suprised

Still loving fashion,
<3


Sonntag, 10. November 2013

Today



It should be prescribed for people to go to concerts once a month
No words needed...
Live today.. sounds corny but it's so true. You can make every day your best. Honestly I just again realized how you can change who you are every day and it's so wonderful. I mean think about it; you are one person on a planet and really no one is going to give if you go crazy. Get a new haircut, spend more money than you should on a gorgeous dress, get drunk and dance your feet sore, fall in love, eat ice-cream at midnight, change your look... There are so many possibilities to have fun, so what are we even afraid of? I just decided to change my eye color and have since been running around with colored contacts which are pretty danm awesome! Everyone is commenting them, even at night in the dark "Whoa you have gorgeous eyes!" And here's the ironic thing people keep coming up to me saying, "Wow I never realized your eyes are so blue." Sure those aren't my closest friends, but it just shows how no one really pays that close attention. Which means we have all the freedom to look like we want! I just feel that being the same person gets to be so boring and I don't want to end with a closet full of boring, concealing and "appropriate" clothes, selling my heels on ebay and prada, MiuMiu and Pepe to vintage stores because I'm afraid my kids will spill stuff on the clothes. 

Never going to dress the norm
While there are things which look unappropriate you should never dress antagonistic towards your gut feeling. You are the only person who can change the way you feel. You can't rely on others to make you feel beautiful, happy or different. Do it yourself! It's not that hard. It's all a matter of attitude and clothes. Live brighter even if the winters coming. Don't forget who you are, the real you would be missed

Still loving fashion,
<3

Montag, 21. Oktober 2013

Imperfection

That fear of perfection, is a fear that if you let it in, will take you over. It's got a hold of me again and I'm scared. "What if it's not enough? What if I'm not enough?". Fear. It comes with living, breathing, stepping outside in the morning. It's omnipresent, there to remind us, just how precious life is; Just how far away our dreams can be. Fashion is so wonderful because it takes perfection and let's us forget it. Designers are franctically trying to get everything perfect. Make sure all the models look great, walk great, music is great. That every stitch is where it's suppossed to be, and all the dresses are hanging straight. We, the consumers, then get to take these amazing, brilliantly concocted pieces to form a larger piece, looking like something else. Even when we look like a mess, there is perfection behind everything we are wearing. 

Isn't it ironic? How we can strive all our lives to be perfect and never succeed, then we pull on something and suddenly we have a piece of perfection. Fashion, I cannot stress it enough, can change us. It uses everything known to man, music, art, language, culture, politics... and combines it all. No thing will be worn the exact same way and because of that we are all unique and in one way perfect

Still loving fashion,
<3

Donnerstag, 17. Oktober 2013

Masks


Back in the old days, people high in society would often host masked balls. While I am generally in love with balls, the elgance, beauty and mystery, I am even more in love with the idea of masked balls. Imagine being able to dance without anyone knowing who you are. To waltz and shimmy over the marble floor; have people look after you and wonder in awe "Who is that?" Mystery, I think we all strive for it in some way. The suprise of unwrapping a present; opening a new book wondering what stories it will hold; watching movies and following series, capitivated with the storyline of what will happen to our hereos; walking into a store searching for a something without knowing what. The unknown is so much more interesting than the obvious.

While it might be a bit over the top to run around town with a mask, although days with massive eye shadows and pimpeles have tempted me, you can create a different type of mask. I'm talking about the glory of make up. By applying make up we are given the chance to completely change the way our faces look. We can enlarge our eyes and lips,  fabricate gorgeous cheekbones, highlight features and conceal flaws. The possibilities are endless. A recent trend I have come to love is the idea of twiggy/asian eyes. I think they make everyone gaze into your eyes and take attention away from, in my case my chubby cheeks, our less loved features. After a lot of practice I am finally also able to draw lines on more or less straight and create that little curve in the end. I personally think these eyes look best with floral patterns, the contrast of a innocent open outfit with a mysterious and dramatic make up.

Still loving fashion,
<3

Montag, 14. Oktober 2013

Happy Monday

It's really a funny thing how we can wake up on Mondays ready to kill ourselves because we have to work. How entire sites shirts and slogans have been dedicated to "I hate Monday" but when you don't have to work Monday is the best day. And u can get up at 6 out of bed, in your pjamas; to walk the dog and to all those work people coming home giving u the look be like "hahaha f$ck you! I got to sleep in". On this note I wish you all a happy monday and remeber even today will pass :) Look at the bright side and focus on the wonderful things in your closet, wearing something awesome always makes the day a little brighter

Still loving fashion,
<3


Samstag, 12. Oktober 2013

Statements



Sometimes we just have those days where we want to scream "F$ck the world!" And like always in life we then have two options, an easy and one a bit harder one. And like always the harder one is the more rewarding. Karma seriously is a B§tch. So either hide in your room, mope and stare at your laptop or get out there and do something! Fashion being the apparently only nice god out there, has given us a new gift to adulate: statement hats. They basically project what our head is thinking to the outside. These hats are availible with everything from a smiley face to colorful swear words and tend to provoke and offend. Lets face it: that's what we want when we are being cranky. We want people to be shocked, mothers to glare at us for teaching their child a new word and snobby salespeople to look down with that 'Ithinkyourinthewrongstore' look. When everyone else is pissed off by us, we feel better. It's not misanthropic, it's life. So if you are having one of those days, buy a hat. Trust me it helps and if you then pair it with a supercool outfit you'll already feel so much better. Extra bonus: You don't even have to wash your hair because no one will see! Win, win situation! You mope and make everyone miserable! Aren't I a wonderful replica of grumpy cat? Try it before judging


Still loving fashion,
<3









Heartbreak

Nothing hurts more than heartbreak. Actual heartbreak can't be pushed away by denial. And if we are honest no amount of ice-cream or chocolate can cure it. It will just lead to us not fitting into our clothes. Every person has a different way of dealing with heartbreak. Some don't have a way yet, because they have never experienced that pain yet. Those lucky ones... Or are they?

It was, ironically I might say, no other than Ke$ha who got through to me the other day. Something she said stuck in my head like gum to our favorite new shoes. "It is so hard to write a song when you're not madly in love with someone or heartbroken." She was actually upset about not being heartbroken! At that time I was about to hurl my coffee cup at the screen, when I realised she was right. I wrote best when I was in pain. Maybe we need pain. Maybe pain brings out the good in us. However controversial that sounds think about it; we run fastest when angry or sad, some metaphor for running away from our troubles. We box hardest when we are imagining the face of someone in place of the boxing sack. We look our best because we work out, dress consciously and put on make-up in case we run into that someone. We write the best songs, poems or books in pain. We draw or help others to distract ourselves. Now not all those things apply to all of us, but some of those . We all deal with pain differently and I have now discovered my way.   

It is made up of three stages:

1. I admit I am actually heartbroken and console myself with friends, Sex and the city, shopping and of course fashion lectures

2. I become someone else. Doesn't everyone sometimes wish to just be someone else? Become a different person? Well who says you can't? You set your own limits. I'm serious, what do you think wigs and clothes and make-up and colored contacts were made for? To help us become the person we want to be. What I do is, I think of a charcacter, their name, personality, history, work and details. Then I pick out all the clothes from my wardrobe which that person would wear and hang them on a rack. I gather matching jewlery, handbags, accessories and shoes. And then I become that person. I do what that person would like doing. I introduce myself as that person (of course only to people I don't know) and you would be suprised how much better you feel after. You got a break from yourself and got to be someone else, because in reality no vacation can do that. They can bring you away from your home and friends, but not yourself.

3. I get over it. It's simple but far from easy. It's painful and awful, but life goes on. And at some point, after the millionth sad song, looking at pictures for the umteenth time and another date with some guy, you realise you are okay

And that's life. Without pain we don't grow or learn and to put it in simple words, IT SUCKS. But in the end we become a person. After all the jabs and punches and changes we had to endure, we realise what we want, need and have a chance at getting. That person then is who we are and that person never stops changing and growing. So what I guess I'm trying to say that fashion is and has always been a huge part of me and now I know how it can help me through pain as well and I hope that you by reading this may realise you feel similar about some of my points too.


Still loving fashion,
<3

Montag, 16. September 2013

Red lips


Luscious
lovely
lifting
lifelong
lucid

What am I talking of? Red lips of course. Nothing is sexier and more sensual than red lips. They demand attention focus eyes on your face, make you seem more intriguing. They can make up your make-up and make you seem styled even if you're not wearing any other make up. They are sultry and gorgeous.


The only annoying thing is that you constanly have to carry your lisptick around, as as soon as you drink or eat something it will look splotchy and gross. Then again what are Douglas testers there for? Even better I have decided is dark red. It gives it that extra vamp kick and makes you even more mysterious. Also if you don't have naturally full lips you can just fake a bit if you apply a bit over and outline them with a contouring pencil. Just make sure you do it neat. Also always carry around your hand-mirror, to check there's nothing on your teeth. Then again by the amount of selfies we are taking today we would notice soon anyway. Atough just remeber to delete that selfie ;)

Still loving fashion,
<3

Mittwoch, 11. September 2013

Blue unity


Blue. Blue is the color of the sky, ocean, the most popular eye color. Pale blue so sophisticated, dark blue is elegant, but most strinking is cobalt blue. It's one of those colors which suits everyone. Dark hair., ginger, blonde or balck. If you're pale, tan or dark skinned. Wether you're full figured or slender. You might be thinking how is that such a big deal? Well, think about it. How rare is it that a color looks good on all, especially such a bold one. How often is there fashion equality?

 I mean fashion is obviously a superficial world and I have been all about how to express yourself through colors and clothes. Sadly I have come to realize that today we criticize ourselves too strongly. We say only tan people can wear shorts and the color white. You have to be skinny for jeggins and short for heels So I can't wear heels because I'm tall? Wear my favortie color in winter when I'm pale? Why do we still judge so strongly? It's 21st century after all.  Designers make shoes only in certain sizes, tops and dresses with specific cuts. How often is it really that something is designed that every woman can wear? Converse come to mind and sweaters... but otherwise?

The answer is cobalt blue. It's a color to embrace and I think everyone of us should own a piece in that color. Because it is a piece of equality and can therefore symbolize unity. It is a chance at peace in the fashion world, something not even the bitchiest can insult. I love it. It's so peaceful, so striking and no one can really hate it. Blue- freedom

Still loving fashion,
<3

Dienstag, 10. September 2013

We will always be here

While time seems to be going by at snail speed at the moment the only thing getting me happy are the new winter/fall collections. But I have to admit it's very hard for me saying goodbye to my summer clothes. Those pastel colored pants, wedges and sandals, shorts, hippie dresses and wide cut tank-tops. All the dark colors and rain are basically asking for depressions. Autumn depressions setting in, call the fashion police. The person who said "Yes now I can finally wear 90% of my wardobe again" What is wrong with you?! Who has more sweaters than shorts and tank tops? 

I hate long pants, I love feeling the wind around my legs, even if it does mean constantly having to shave them. The freeness of summer being able to wear whatever and not needing a jeacket on top. You can't even see necklaces or bracelets underneath these thick jackets and hoodies. Bright make up looks out of place on the pale skin and my hair is hanging listless because there is no humidity to make it fuffy and wavy. But now sadness won't get you further in life, sadly. And while lately all I've wanted to do is close my eyes and hide in my bed, blanket pulled over my head with my laptop and movies, I know I can't do that. Life goes on and even when everything seems too much we have to go on. 

Lately I have even been so sick of everything, I commited the greatest fashion crime of all, I spent all week wearing jogging pants or pyjamas. I know. It was bad. My friends were looking at me with eyes saying "Oh god, what up?" Life's up, but I'm down. While they're comfy, I had to admit they don't really make you feel better. Avoiding the mirrors because you look that bad... yeah, not a good feeling. Seeing your reflection in cars, windows and glass doors and thinking "Who is that person?" Having people look at you and know it's not envy, or compliments going through their mind. So I finally pulled myself up and starting dressing normally again. Well, normal for me anyways and I it did the trick. My confidence, walk and attitude was back. It's not arrogance but the knowledge that haters going to hate and there's always going to be haters but that I'm over them. I feel myself when I'm wearing bright colors, or extravagent pants, Doc Martens and heels, Smoky eyes and red lips. When I feel heads turning because I look like something misplaced to be walking her dog on the street. But that's life and I won't be forgotten. I won't let myself be forgotten, I'm not going to forget myself and my clothes are the things which can bring me back. Make me see who I can be, if I let myself. That's the hardets thing when seasons change, a new time starts and you're lost somewhere in between adn decisions have to be made and it's all too much. You need that one thing that keeps you grounded, reminds you who you are, brings memories and strength back, makes you feel confident and ready to face the world. Fashion is that for me and probably also for you if you're reading this. So always remeber we fashionistas will hold together no matter what adn there's always something and someone to keep you looking forward.

Still loving fashion,
<3

Samstag, 10. August 2013

My new thing



There are two types of new year, the calendar new year in January and the so-called fashion new year. The fashion new year starts in autumn, the time we start a new school year or new year studying and i's when all the shops get the new years collection Fall/Winter 2014 in this years case and then there will be Spring/Summer 2014. So for every new season, along come new trends and we shop but really in autumn is the time I personally choose a completely new style  which tends to carry on until at least well into spring. This year I decided to go for college look and was delighted to see I'm even in trend with this idea. It started when I found one of my Dad's Jackets. I'm starting to think I've got some kind of father-attachment syndrom or whatever, because I have seriously gotten into wearing his clothes, let's hope I'm not turning tomboy like in my 12 year old me phase (bad memories, I avoid those pictures). Anyway my Dad's clothes are so cool, chilled oversize and somehow vintage looking, which creates a sexy aura of effortlessness, (although in all honesty I spent forever checking which hotpants match color with his sweaters;)). His jeans shirts, sweaters and this jacket. It's a college jacket and huge and matched with hotpants sneakers and a tank top looks totally cool. I was even asked where I bought it and I joked in the vintage section of My dad's closet, they didn't quite get the joke... 


Anyway the new college trend with plaited skirts, sweaters, army green and boots is compeltely my thing as it's comfortable, simple, can be very edgy and one of the few things I haven't tried yet. So I was off today and bought a bright yellow high waist skirt to match with a college jacket and sneakers. I love the hwole, Bad school girl image (talking boots and skirts here, no wrong ideas please) and love how you can team all your clothes to form your own unique style. Basically a trend everyone can do. Skinny or full-figured, tall or short, no breasts large sized, anyone really. From punk to goody-goody two shoes, leather to cashmere, flats to heels and oversize to tight. 

The trend can lead you to remembering your good old school days, make school a bit brighter or give you the chance to show the world today the person you afraid to be in school. This is a new fashion year full of new fashion trends, ideas and chances.

Still loving fashion,
<3

Mittwoch, 7. August 2013

Cote de wonderful




Cannes is one of those cities you instantly fall in love as a fashion addict, so it was really a crime that I had never been until now. Back from wonderful France now I'm wearing all my new clothes and can't help but brag everytime someone compliments on how cheap it was. That's another thing, while strolling down the Croisette you can purchase the most expensive designer clothes you can also head into the heart of the city and make bargains the price of a baguette. In France of course you willl see al the tourists run aroudn in the cheap items but once home, people will compliment on your extravagent outfits and you can breezily say,  "Oh it's from France." I really couldn't believe it when I bought my new sandals for $9 and had to check twice the currency was correct and that the full stop was in the right place, but no the price was right. Very right indeed. Although at times I had to admit I had to pinch my nose because things did smell pretty cheap in the masses they had, once out on the street the shoes and dresses looked gorgeous. So I was taught yet again, while some things may look worse on second glance, things from Cannes rarely do.


new hippie shorts
=> feeling the festival spirit
Another thing I'm so grateful for is the french love for underwear. I have never seen such fine underwear to such low prices. Color, lace and silk all for minimal prices. The variety delighted me and I spent forever digging myself through all of the different designeres, from Agent Provocateur to Princess Tam Tam. 

While London and New York are beautiful, the only thing they can't offer is a coffee and Macaroon at the ocean after a strenous day of power shopping. I have yet again discovered that the price does not reflect beauty and while it does affect the quality here you just shop new every season and you don't even have to feel bad because it's so cheap. So if you decide to become a one season only person visit Cannes and you will never have to or in some cases be able to wear the same things twice. You can make anything work and the long walks at the beach with your new french lover will even burn off all the wonderful cake, ones got to try :)

Still loving fashion,
<3

Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2013

Anti-Hangover remedy



Sunglasses. Let's face it they weren't made to protect our eyes. They were made to hide our tired, hungover faces with deep eye shadows. Which is I prefer the trend with XXL. Anything that hides as much of face as possible. I mean let'S face it, we love taking pictures with sunglasses because they make us look better. The ideal example of how functional things can serve so much better as fashion accessories. Although I have to say the newest shape with round glasses. Forever classics are of course Ray Bans, although you have make sure they match your face shape. Also a huge fan of Versace, they're sunglasses are so eccentric and you don't awlays have to buy  real ones. I believe everyone needs a pair of fakes ;) Surethey're not good for your eyes, but I mean 90% of the time we wear them for different reasons anyway. Wether you're tired, have a bad face day, hunover eyes, or even a bad face lift, pop on those shades and all is good. They're basically our hats for the face. Even better you can push then in your hair to disguise that your hair wold be flying all over the place. Just make sure you don't push those expensive ones in your hair because they will loosen and become to wide.
Can't live without, no words needed instant cool



Still loving fashion,
<3

Freitag, 28. Juni 2013

Something of Witches


What can we learn of witches? Well apart from the fact they can fly and make everyone fall in love with them, which is surely very useful but unfortunately rather unlikly, (unless you are like Miranda Kerr or Angelina Jolie) they show us how mysterious dark colors are. Because when wearing all dark every speck of color stands out, which is why we often wear it with red  lipstick. Even better I have discovered however is neon. Not a complete neon piece but weaving neon in. These leggins I admit kind of make me look like someone who runs away from black cats and has a creepy snake at home somewhere (which I definetly don't! I have the biggest snake phobia ever) and no they aren't cobwebs but actually flowers. The longer you look at them the more you see the fine detail. I just realized those when I was sitting in the subway, in the shop I just glimpsed the neon and knew I HAD to buy them. 

Once again they lead me looking slightly dark, but hey either pair it with a smile or wear them on a day you don't want to talk to anyone, the pants work better than any spell ;) Yet again, extravagant and crazy but they do stand out and if you're trying to attract male or any attention for that matter in a club, pair them with shorts and high heels and some swaying hips and they will all be spell bound. Never be afraid of weird clothes it's your attitude that counts

Still loving fashion,
<3

Carrie




If you have been reading my posts for a while you will know I'm one of the biggest SATC ever! SJP and Mr Big are my heroes like others worship the whole vampire stuff. So absolutely nothing made me happier than to hear there was going to be a Carrie Diaries series. This calls for a *yay* especially since there is now also going to be a season two *double yay*! Just like SATC,  I find the series enchanting with all the fashion from 40 years ago and ironically I heard that barely anything had to be made seperately, because all the trends are coming back so most of the clothes could be bought at topshop and H&M. I also feel the series is a refreshing difference from all the drugs and sex and scandal, showing what the world can be without all that, the other side behind all the Glitz and Glam.

The thing which caught my attention right away was the awesome Carrie bag. It shows how you can create a unique masterpiece through accidents or with limited possibilities which will then be hyped, especially due to it being unique. I love that bag, but the thing is that there are quite a few like those on the market today so I decided not to be a complete copycat but make something using the same idea. I bought a pair of plain white skinny jeans, got out all my favorite nail polishes and started splattering. I have to admit I thugh it would be a lot easier. But after 2 hours or so the pants were completely splatteres, so was I for that matter and I still find bits of color now :D Nevermind totally worth it, because the pants certainly made heads turn when I paired them with a simple white tank, black blazer and belt and high heels.

I haven't washed them yet so I have no idea what will happen after washing, I'm kind of scared to try, but I hope they will stay the same since it is nail polish. Anyway try it! I've gotten into splatter mood and been decorating pants, shirts and also my iphone cover which looks super cool and will ensure it can't be stolen ;) Let's get started Carrie's, you all have that creative side if you love fashion

Still loving fashion,
<3

Dienstag, 25. Juni 2013

Sun worshipping

Tanning is one of those ironic habits. In Europe, everyone tans to look posh, as if they had just returned from a holiday abroad. The darker the tan the more jealousy you will recieve. Nothing is sexier or more envied than tan legs and face. Not to mention it optically slims and hides skin blemishes. In the US and southern countries however people do everything to stay pale. Use sun screan, big hats and long sleaves. As well as staying out of the sun as much as possible. In those countries there is still the deep rooted belief that tan skin signifies poorness as gardners and workers used to be tan from working outside all day. There anyone can be tan due to the everyday  sun and often nerby oceans. Now it is special to be pale, have that snow white skin color. Like always we want what we can't have. I for one will never understand humanity, why do we always strive for the things out of reach? I, for one, would die to have sun everyday.

Therefore, I obviously am a girl for tan skin. It takes away my unlucky eye shadows and generally makes me look better. Lately, due to lots of rain, my tan has unfortunately begun to fade and so I decided to share my newest find with all the ones who love sun as much as me.

Neon, it has been the 'in' statement all year  on shoes, glasses and dresses. But what we forgot through all the glamour and editorials is how neon can make our skin look! I was shocked when I pulledon neon yellow socks and shorts and looked in the mirror: my skin look at least 2 shades darker! In my delight I spent the whole day in those shorts, which looked rather weird due to the fact it was 16°C outside and raining, but I couldn't resist the temptation of looking as if I had just been on holiday and showing of my legs. It did get quite a few envious looks. So if you would like an exotic tan pull on neon in combination wiht white. However don't do that if you're very pale! You will look like a ghost! WHile paleness can look enchanting with rose, red or black, white and white never match and you will look like you are about to head to the graveyard rather than a party. Another tip, put fresh squeezed lemon juice in your hair to obtain blonde streaks and run coconut oil onto your skin, it leads to faster tanning and burn prevention.

Still loving fashion,
<3

Montag, 24. Juni 2013

Sky high



A girls best friend apart from diamonds? High heels. They make our legs endless, give us a upright posture and by now I find it impossible to dance in anything but. In Berlin I found my newest pair which are definetly hot,hot,hot. While my mom is constantly complaining about how I'm ruining my feet and legs and will break an ankle sometime soon (which I probably will, just wait for my post from hospital) I can't help it, they are just too gorgeous. Anyway apart from the awesome straps I also love the dual colors, perfect for a dress with mixed colors, it evens out the outfit and carries out the outfit idea until the toes. Anway go buy! It's sale and these will enhance your beautiful legs, once you have tanned and shaved that is ;)

still loving fashion,
<3











Samstag, 22. Juni 2013

Summer love

Summer love is in the air and while I have decided to stear clear of love thanks to all the drama of my friends recentely, I have taken to the wise decision of granting fashion all of my heart. While I'm not too sure my credit card is thanking me for this I have benn in heaven for the last days, there is nothing like summer sale. Due to the unexpected hot weather shopping outside has been rather brutal,  swollen feet and sassy high heels were never a good match, but there is still online shopping. I've been rading asos and nasty gal and have got my eyes on the most adorable wedges.


On one of my trips where I actually made it out of the house and down the block to buy lemonade (my most recent craving, I'm just never going to get that bikini body) I of course had to take the opportunity to stroll past a few shop windows and tada! I found the most awesome skinny jeans. They're super comfortable and come in short and long and with every type of pattern and color. GORGEOUS and not even expensive! Happy about my newest find I paired it up with my neon v-neck and blazer to create a typical clean model chic oufit which made heads turn and is perfect for going out as it does still get cold at night, so don't forget your blazer girls, weathers to nice to have a cold ;)

Still loving fashion,
<3





Returning to myself




You know that feeling when you just want to get out of town? Forget all the people you see everyday, get out of that gossip cycle in which lately you have been playing too big of a role, when your done doing what everyone always expects you to do and want to let loose? Well no better city for that than a fashion metropole so I headed to Berlin the other day. The weather was crazy warm and I just had the best time shopping till I drop, tanning in parks and devouring asian food all day long. Here is the thing I've been waiting for forever my new pink Doc Martens. What can I say? I have finally found my match. Eccentric, loud and yet simple, evrything I pride myself on being. I found the leggins in a small shop in an alley along with a bunch of other super cool things. They match perfectly with my new Doc Martens. I put on everything today and spent the morning ejyoing the startled looks of everyone, so good to be back and be the colorful bird in a uptight city full of posh rich kids and botox parents :)

Another major change not only happened in my head but also on my head. I got rid of my long locks and dyed my hair ginger. Yep, trust me I was the last one expecting this but the hairdresser advised me I decided to go for it and actually kind of like it. We all need a change sometime because it's a mad world out here and we are all struggling to be ourselves and I finally feel like I'm myself again, I'm at my centre again, so take a deep breath when you're going crazy and get out of your city, it will do you good. Remeber life is what you make of it

Still loving fashion,
<3




Sonntag, 16. Juni 2013

Poise





Poise is one of those things all women strive to posses. We want to be poised in order to seem indestructable, like no one can hurt us. That's why certain clothes are hard to wear. They require honesty and confidence. They make us face things we hate, give people a weak spot to target. But wihtout that weak spot we could also never feel that rare exhilarating happiness which overcomes us at times. Dressing in a short or sexy dress for example can lead to some people calling us cheap or slutty. That same dress might however also make our belovedes heart beat faster. In order to win we must risk and trying out new things is scary and will always take a certain courage, but we have to stop hiding our feelings. Let go at times, find moments to express our feelings.

Society has taught us to stop doing exactly that. Music only centers around sex and parties and while I'm sure there are people whose minds only revolve around those things some still have actual feelings. Those feelings like hurt, sadness and fear are not sung about as much anymore, because of course we look much cooler when singing about last nights one night stand than family problems. Singing about superficial things makes us seem cool and gives us a place to hide. Same with books, why do books center aroung pointlesss things, because we have 'used up' all the old ideas? That's ridiculous, but how people think. It's the reason celebrities can only wear a ceratin dress once, after that it's used up. But we forget that that dress would never look the same. It would change with the poise and aura of the person wearing it adn every moment being unique nothing can ever be used up. Stop pretending and generalising moments, feelings and appperances. No one is the same and if we would stop all attempting to potray our poise in the same manner we might see that. 


Elegance does not require a cold heart but the ability to express emotions in the right way and time. Instead of hate and drugs and acolohol, poise let's us seem composed, that we accept our feelings. Control is good but don't overcontrol. Elegance comes with acceptance and I have seen women look more elegant in jeans and boots that celebrities in oscar gowns, simply because they stayed true to themselves. They weren't trying to be someone they weren't, hiding age behind botox and insecurities behind spandex and sadness behind the muzzle of their publicist.


Let your clothes honestly reveal who you are. Wear everything with confidence and remeber 100 people might judge what you're wearing but if one person loves it, it's all woth it again because that one person is the only one which matters.


Still loving fashion,
<3

Montag, 10. Juni 2013

When do we lose our innocence?



Many people think of virginity when we say innonence, especiallly about girls. But is virginity really such a big deal that afterwards we aren't innocent anymore? Can't we also lose our innocence while a virgin. We do stupid things all the time, things we regret and think we wish we could make undone. But we can't and I guess maturing is to learn to live with them. And maturing does not unfortunately come wiht age, people always think that, but really if you have been protected all your life and never had any other problems than what to eat for lunch you're not mature. Life makes us mature and we can hide from it or meet it shoulders back and head high. Sometimes I wonder how you can tell if a person is innocent. Some dress sweet as pie and you think they couldn't swat a fly, when it turns out they just devoured a shark. Pink, rose and white don't make  you innocent. Neither do high cut tops and long skirts and penny loafers. You are either hiding from reality or refusing to grow up. 

We each have something special and a way to show it. Be it creativity, intelligence, being a good friend or althlete. Everyone has something and a way to show it to the world. The problem is most don't and when they do that is the moment I belive we begin to mature. Wether you're gay and are wearing pink for the first time, or the manbag you've been dying to use but only strutted in the safety of your four walls. Or if you love to sing and have a inclination towards Beyonce and just don't dare to wear gold in case to attract attention or sexy outfits on stage, if you only buy them and then chicken out and wear jeans on stage. If you love to design and have hand made dresses and spray painted shirts you are afraid will be laughed at, even though you spent months on them. If you love sport and your sweats more than anything in combiantion with your Nikes but don't want to be thought of as a tomboy so you wear plaited skirts and blouses. If you  hate high heels because you can't walk in them but wear them to appear ladylike. Or if you love low cut and see-through but don't want to be laughed at or called a slut.

We are afraid of others judging us, that we often forget they are too. My teachers used to love how I dressed until I got into black and hotpants. I was the althlete until I wanted to look like a girl. I loved making outfits and changing clothes but never dared in fear to be looked at weirdly. I still am being looked at weirdly and people still call me slutty and extreme. But that's me and I have come to terms that the people who don't like it don't like me either, because that's who  I am. I love being creative ( or at least trying) and I love high heels more than anything. But at times I really just want to wear my converse, knee socks, cap and cardigan. Sure I look like a some kind of cheerleader and people turn and stare but it's comfortable and I love it. People who will judge and are that superficial, are just not ready to present their own self yet, so they distract themselves with insulting others. Other people can possibly just tell that they don't like me because I'm to extravangent and at times loud and that's ok. You don't have to like evryone, but respect them. 

We live in the 21st century and I would have hoped that by now we are past judging on being gay, sluttly, altheltic or intellegint but humans are raised and born with jealousy and will never stop judging. What will change is your maturity, when you have accepted who you are they people who don't care will be the ones who matter. And those who care don't matter. You don't lose innocence through rebelling and sex, innocence is lack of knowledge and the knowledge most important is knowing yourself. When you know this, you have lost your innocence and that is good, because you ahev then figured out who you are.

Still loving fashion,
<3

Mittwoch, 22. Mai 2013

Real beauty

Make up less beauty. Due to recent exams which have been driving me absolutely up the wall I've really not had the time to put on make up, which I hate because now especially in the stress I look like a mix between Frankenstein and Lidnsay Lohan before rehab.... Anyway, even though I thought I looked absolutely awful a lot of poeple came up to me and asked if I had changed something, I looked so good. Thats around when I started thinking, are we maybe constantly trying to hard? Todays industry has us critizing absolutely everything. Hair, face, nose, legs and even things we forgot we had! Such as fingers, toes, knees, arm hair etc. Its when I began to wonder is beauty perfection? Or is impefection beauty? A guy said to me, " I love it when girls have great style and know how to dress, but when she can pull of sweats and a ponytailshe's got my heart". And no this is not the kind of guy who always answer stuff for magazines, who are without job and ugly. He's cute and actually a player(the sweet kind). So now I began to wonder if a guy can love me in sweatpants why do we constantly pressure ourselves, especially now in summer, to look like a supermodel even when just walking the dog?


I have to admit while I am jealous of those Victoria secret models and wish I looked like them, the models I admire, are the ones who admit to their flaws. Plus size models, models with impefect skin, big ears or noses. Because as Marilyn Monroe said: "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." What can anyone ever say against that? SHe is still remebered as the sexiest woman ever and that without size 0. 

Personally I think photoshop should be banned because everyone has to stop pretending there are perfect people, because no one is perfect. And the ones who look like they are aren't on the inside because no one can look like that with a significant amount of pain and if you're willing to take on that pain you're insecure. Simple as that. Try it every once in a while. No makeup, no sexy outfit just you jeans and converse. Trust me I never thought I'd be the one to say this but sometimes looking normal can look stunning :)

Still loving fashion,
<3