Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Outfit Post: A Sunday in Pimlico

Last Sunday, London was a glorious place to be. The sun was shining and it got warm enough so I could finally wear the summery jumpsuit I got from Dorothy Perkins a while ago. At the moment I feel drawn towards anything with palm leaf prints and this jumpsuit is no exception! Even though some jumpsuits can feel a bit limiting and difficult to wear, this one is super comfortable. As I learnt not too trust the English weather I wore my denim jacket with the jumpsuit as well as my tan flatforms (Office Shoes) and one of my favourite vintage bags (which used to be my Mum's).
We spent that morning at the car boot in Pimlico, looking for bits and bobs for our new flat. Even though we didn't buy anything special, it was still nice to have a browse. Capital Car Boot in Pimlico is a quite big one, so definitely have a look if you're around. You never know what you might find! After rummaging through stuff, we went to a small café called Pimlico Village just outside the tube station. It was actually quite late by then but we still decided to have an English breakfast and it was delicious!


Saturday, 31 May 2014

New favourite brand: Miista

Photos by Miista

Hackney-based brand Miista is one of my latest dream brands. Since my sister showed me the brand, I have been nothing else than wishing I could have at least one pair of their amazingly beautiful, shiny, perfect shoes! Miista focuses on unique designs and was founded by LCF graduate Laura Villasenin. Miista shoes are available on the brand's website as well as on other online shops such as ASOS (look out for their sale!).


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Dreaming about holidays #GiveGregTheHoliday

1. Tigra T and B by Reiss 2. Harlot Cardinal by Reiss

Today was one of the funniest days at work ever. First everyone and I mean everyone received Greg's holiday request (which was sent out to the whole of Arcadia by accident). Then hundreds of hilarious emails by staff followed, making the whole of Arcadia's HQ laugh. Within a short time #GiveGregTheHoliday was trending on Twitter, banning the #elections from numero one! Long story short - thanks to Twitter he got a free trip to Vegas and loads of freebies by some other brands within hours. Greg however was nowhere to be seen as he works night shifts and was likely to be asleep when all this happened. What amazing news to wake up to though!

All the talks and tweets about Greg's holiday made me dream about days off work and white sand beaches. With the rain clouds returning to London I can't help but think more and more about my planned trip to Thailand. Not that it is any time soon...but I'm already so excited for my sister's wedding at the beach and trips around the beautiful islands in the south. For the ultimate beach holiday a bunch of amazing bikinis and swimsuits are needed. Two of my favourites on the high street are from Reiss at the moment. Both designs really stand out from other swimwear because of their straps! The Bikini on the left features a gorgeous jungle prints, which would look beautiful on tanned skin. The red swimsuit on the right is incredible as well and really stands out because of its unique design at the back and its bright colour.


Sunday, 26 January 2014

La Métamorphose, Une Histoire Hermès

Credit: Hermès

With a tea on my right I have finally overcome my laziness to post something new on my blog! I really do admire all these amazing people who manage to have a normal working life whilst updating their blog regularly. My new ambition is to blog more often again to keep collecting things I find inspiring and share it with you guys. Living in London and working in fashion is very very inspiring, however it is so fast-paced that I feel one thought gets missing after another. This blog was always my little collection of things I found inspiring so I really want to keep this going to look back at it.

One of the things I want to share is Hermès beautiful new S/S14 campaign La Métamorphose, which was shot Hans Sivester. I came across it a few days ago, but I couldn't stop thinking about it. The campaign images reflect perfectly on the collections' jungle charm and make me dream about holidays in exotic countries. The lighting as well as the shimmery green and blue tones let the beautiful, vivid prints glow. Overall the campaign has something quite mysterious, if not surreal, about it. 


Mit einem Englischen Tee an meiner Seite, finde ich nun endlich die Motivation mal wieder zu bloggen. Ich bewundere wie so viele Leute es schaffen ganz normal zu arbeiten und trotzdem oft zu bloggen. Viel zu oft denke ich mir "Oh darüber muss ich unbedingt später bloggen" - doch leider kommt es oft doch nicht dazu. In London zu leben und arbeiten ist sehr inspirierend. Da es allerdings sehr hektisch ist, kommt es mir vor als würde ein kreativer Gedanke im anderen verloren gehen. Dieser Blog war immer meine kleine Sammlung an Dingen die mich inspirieren und so soll es auch weiterhin sein! 

Eine der Kampagnen die für mich in dieser S/S14 Saison herausstechen ist die von Hermès. La Métamorphose, fotografiert von Hans Silvester, ist einfach nur traumhaft schön. Das Licht, sowie die Blau- und Grüntöne lassen die kräftigen Prints richtig strahlen. Die Models sowie der Regenwald haben etwas mysteriöses an sich. Es scheint fast so als sei ein ruhiger, unberührter Ort wie der exotische Regenwald etwas surreales. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

glittery times

As you can see in my little inspiration mood board - the festive spirit has taken over already! The next month will be a busy one. So so many christmas parties, come togethers, reunions and new year celebrations lie ahead of us and I feel drawn towards everything sparkly. Especially sparkly make-up in rich gold, green and silver hues inspire me to get the paint brush out! Topshop provides us with everything that glitters for the nails (1:Nail in Pluto) and their shoes are just devine (3:Juniper). In fact, they are my absolute dream shoes. The heels are perfect for a night out - not too low, not too high but very glittery. I tried them on so many times but unfortunately they just don't seem to be designed for my feet. Depressing. I shall stick to glittery make-up such as the eye dust (3:Tigress) and DIY vases I guess then.


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Autumn is coming

Last weekend my favourite visitor came to London and we spent Sunday exploring west London. Even though I've been living here for a quite a few months now there's so much more to see! As it was a very sunny day I chose to wear my lovely Topshop skirt and white lace jumper as well as my H&M Trenchcoat to keep warm. If I learnt one thing from living in England it is to always, always bring and umbrella and jacket as the weather can change in seconds! The suede t-bar shoes I'm wearing are from Topshop too. The cut outs are a really cute detail and they are so comfy with their little block heel. I got them in black and pink now...but there are also available in green at the moment - very tempting!

Around lunch time we went to My Old Dutch in Kensington. It is an amazing pancake house with the biggest, widest range of pancakes I have ever seen! Whilst my boyfriend chose to go for the (very!) spicy chicken one, I stuck to the sweet things in life and ate a banana pancake with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream. It was amazing!!! If you fancy some unusual drinks My Old Dutch is also your place as they offer some amazing milkshakes and fruit beer from Belgium. From mango to banana beer, they got it.

Letzten Sonntag war mein Lieblingsbesucher in London, da haben wir gleich den ganzen Sonntag damit verbracht die Gegend mehr zu erkunden. Da das Wetter noch nicht ganz zu herbstlich war, konnte ich meinen neuen Lieblingsrock von Topshop tragen. Allerdings bin ich eine Frostbeule und so durfte der weiße Wollpulli unter dem H&M Trenchcoat nicht fehlen. Die rosa Schuhe sind auch von Topshop. Die Cut-Out Details, weiche Wildleder und der kleine Blockabsatz machen sie einfach perfekt. Sie passen zu allem und sind perfekt für die Arbeit. Ich habe die Schuhe auch noch in schwarz und nun gibt's sie bei Topshop sogar in grün...aber ich kann mir nicht wirklich das selbe Schuhpaar in drei verschiedenen Farben kaufen, oder? 

Mittags ging es dann zum My Old Dutch in Kensington, ein Pfannkuchenhaus mit leckeren Milkshakes und verrückten Biersorten. Das Bananenbier war ganz lecker, aber die Pfannkuchen waren noch viel besser und vor allem riesig! Das Menü sah auch super aus für ein deftiges Frühstück oder Brunch - auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert!


Sunday, 15 September 2013

What I've been up to...

Woooaaah adult life is so different to student life! Since July I started my first proper grown-up job and since then I don't seem to find any time to blog. If I'm honest I do have time after work, but I'm just so tired (what a boring person I've turned into!). Luckily I'm constantly surrounded my fashion and trends in my job so I shouldn't lack in inspirations but maybe it is motivation. Others might call it a writers block...Anyways I thought I break the silence with a quick visual Instagram diary on what I've been up to!

(1) Autumn is here! Even though we had an incredible summer and I do love the sun, I'm actually quite glad I get to wear my autumn clothes again. The fur, coat and booties I wear on this photo all belong to my mum. She thinks they are super old school but I do love them. These black boots are the comfiest things ever.

(2) Last weekend I went to my first ever English wedding and I loved it! The bride and ceremony were absolutely beautiful. There were lots of cakes, vintage tea cups and bunting.

(3) Embarrassing selfie. This is the dress I wore at the wedding, it's from Louche/Joy. I absolutely love their collections and stores. The prices are really affordable, the quality is great and the designs are quite unique. Their autumn collection just came out and there is a little metallic skirt I've already fallen in love day hurry up please.

(4) Beauty addict. I never counted myself to the ones who were addicted to beauty products, but ever since I've started earning my own money I seem to have inherited my mum's curiosity in beauty products. Her bathroom shelfs were always filled with hundreds of things. In this case I didn't have to feel guilty about spending money as it was all for charity! The Clinique chubby stick comes in a lovely brown color, perfect for a natural autumn look. Maxfactor's red lipstick is matte, smooth and doesn't dry out the lips - perfect! The last product I got was Eyeko's fat brush mascara. I didn't know the brand before, but I've to say it's great! I'm really picky with mascaras usually and stick to Maybelline's Telescopic and Kiko's mascara but Eyeko's mascara tube persuaded me! It even comes with a little cover so it's impossible to get mascara on your eye lid if you're in a hurry.

(5) Matchy matchy. Just a little combo I was wearing the other day at work. My mum brought this little set back from Thailand for me 2 years ago. It's a light yellow skirt and blouse with a photographic landscape print. It's crazy how fashionable and trend-forward Thailand is. The co-ord trend just arrived on the UK high-street now.

(6) Knitty. Since I started working my wardrobe must have doubled. The amount of clothes I bring back after a week at work is crazy. Need. To. Stop.

(7) Vans X Liberty. Love, love, looooove my new trainers. My bf got me these as a belated birthday present and they are soooo beautiful!



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