Monday, 18 June 2018

Joining the Circus

Agatha ruiz de la prada, rainbow look, circus fashion
dazzle & Jolt, Agatha Ruiz de la prada, rainbow look
mandala bag, rainbow look, circus fashion
Dazzle&Jolt, tracksuit, festival fashion
Gucci loved ring, rainbow ring, hand cuff
CeliaB, rainbow fashion, summer look
Agatha Ruiz de la prada, sunglasses, pink hair
rainbow fashion, ootd, swiss fashion blogger
fashion blogger,  summer look, colourful outfit
fashion blogger,  summer look, colourful outfit
rainbow look, Agatha Ruiz de la prada, colourful fashion

A few days ago, Jeremy Scott presented the Resort 2019 collection of Moschino in Los Angeles and it was a brilliant, all circus-themed fun show. The runway – of course a big tent – featured everything people anticipate to see in a circus: Balloon artists mingled with juggling stilt-walkers next to caged (plush) tigers, there was a Ferris wheel and of course cotton candy. But the highlight was, of course, the fashion. While everybody was saying for years that fashion is a circus, Jeremy took this literally and turned it into a fabulous freak show.

My latest look doesn't include any Moschino, but I think I could have smuggled in my primary-coloured rainbow style without any problems. Yes, I am in the circus already, cause what could be more fun than being where the breathtaking stunts, the incredible magic, and amazing wonders happen? For me, circus means the opposite of grey and boring, a world where people can stop worrying and being serious all the time. It's a whimsical world full of colours, joyfulness, and happiness.

Call me a fashion clown if you like. I don't care but show you my red-lipped smile and continue having fun. I am sure my favourite fashion showman Jeremy would approve this attitude ;-)

My Outfit:
Catsuit: Dazzle & Jolt, Rainbow Skirt & Sunnies: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada,
Hand Cuff: Gucci, Shoes: Madame Flamingo, Bag: CeliaB, Earrings: Up

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

My New Way to Bubble

Sodastream, review, lifestyle blogger
Sodastream, review, lifestyle blogger
Sodastream, review, lifestyle blogger
Sodastream, review, lifestyle blogger
Sodastream, review, lifestyle blogger
Sodastream, review, lifestyle blogger

A few weeks ago, while I was in London, I met Vivienne Westwood at my favourite Indian restaurant. We had an inspiring chat about politics and sustainability. What I read about her before has proven itself true: Vivienne's priority is not fashion design anymore, but ecology, climate change, and sustainability.

And the queen of punk is right: What could be more important than carrying about keeping our planet healthy and clean? Right: Nothing! Therefore we should all try to set a good example to inspire others to live a responsible life. I believe change can start with little things, like not using straws, buying unwrapped vegetables and using public transport instead of owning a car. Decreasing the number of plastic bottles in our everyday life is on the list too and reduces our carbon and plastic footprint.

Therefore my new flatmate is a SodaStream that frees me (or my boyfriend to be honest) from carrying home numerous plastic bottles. From now on, I just make my own fresh sparkling water with tap water! Magic, yes? Since I could never convince myself to drink pure tap water, even if we have a good water quality in Switzerland, this is finally a solution where I don't have to me miss my beloved bubbles. Now I can add even as many as I like.

But let's be honest: I wouldn't be Sara if I would do something just for practical reasons. There is no way an ugly machine would ever find it's way into my kitchen no matter how good it is. The old design of SodaStream was such an example and I guess many of you who grew up in the 80s just like I remember that horrible machine from their childhood. But hey: SodaStream didn't sleep since then and the new SodaStream Crystal with its elegant glass bottles and the shiny cylinder is a completely different league, ready to occupy a place in even a very stylish kitchen.

While back then my parents had a SodaStream to save money, my primary reason is to save resources and this makes this machine a gadget at the pulse of the time and just another step towards a more sustainable life without sacrifices. The only bad news: My boyfriend might have to go to the gym more often since he can't exercise carrying bottles anymore ;-)

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

New Earrings for New Adventures

bird earrings, tukadu, swiss fashion blogger
Tukadu, unicorn earrings, swiss fashion blogger
Tukadu, bird earrings, quirky accessories
Tukadu, rainbow earrings, unicorn accessory
unicorn earrings, rainbow earrings, Tukadu

A few days ago I lost my favourite earring, a giant purple squid. I was sad, almost like when a good friend just left and I was alone, wishing that person back with me.

This might sound silly because I am just talking about a pair of earrings, a silly piece of plastic and metal, something purely material. But I had them for a few years and wore them quite often. I got a lot of compliments and people asked if they might touch them, even strangers. They traveled with me to London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Lisbon, my squid companions.

I tried to find the quantum of good in my misfortune and told myself it was just a pair of earrings and it might be time for something new. I consider myself as a person who embraces change in many facets of life and this is no difficult lesson in proving that. What a lucky girl I must be if nothing worse happens to me but me losing some earrings!

The empty space my squid left got already filled: Two pairs of earrings from Berlin label Tukadu arrived to bring back a broad smile on my face. Designer Roberta, her son Tilman, and their team create unique and quirky pieces since 1993. I think both pairs I got are just as special as my squid, unicorns, and birds. So let's start adventures together, let's travel and see what looks we can create! Let's go far together, come back and catch people's eyes!

They are nicer animals than squids anyway, right?

What I wear:
Earrings: Tukadu, Turban: Jazzafine, Purple Top: Devoi, Rainbow Top: Unif

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sara Dares to be Different & Goes Self.Styled

self.styled, Anthony lycett, Moschino
self.styled, Anthony Lycett, fashion blogger

Ladies and Gentlemen, it finally happened: Sara is part of the Self.Styled project by British photographer Anthony Lycett. This is something I had been dreaming about for a long time because I longed to join the amazing and extraordinary people Anthony captures in his pictures.

Self.Styled is a project that celebrates the freedom of expression and the individuality of personal style. Since ten years, Anthony Lycett is portraying carefully chosen people, exploring themes such as gender, body shapes, different tastes and the meaning of colour in his work. Each person who participates in Self.Styled chooses two looks: Daywear and nightwear, both created in a stylist-free zone. Anthony stages his subjects in front of a plain white background to focus on their personality, character and look, freed from context.

Self.Styled has become a fascinating overview of the diverse understanding of taste and style. It unites all kind of eccentrics from Punks to Goths, dandies, transvestites and urban avant-gardists. I go even a step further and call it THE encyclopedia of individual style of our time. Browsing through the collection of the subject makes my heart jump with happiness because it's a boost of creativity and a visual anthem to a world where diversity is celebrated. Self.Styled challenges conventional standards of beauty and is proof there is space for all of us to be proud of who we are: A united zoo of colourful exotic creatures in a sea of communities who endeavour uniformity.

When I was asked to do my pictures, I first got into a panic attack, my wardrobe exploded into my bedroom and I was lost in a galaxy of possible outfits. How to reduce myself to only two looks? What is my essence? And even worse: How to choose looks that fit into a suitcase on top of all belongings required for a week of holidays in London (and space for additional shopping treasures)? For a second I was tempted to postpone the whole thing. But thanks to my eagerness to make my Self.Styled dream come true I suppressed my nervousness and simply went for looks I genuinely love. I had the picture of a quirky Lolita that runs away from home and goes on a road trip in my mind for the red look and an Alice in Wonderland garden party for the pink look. Both looks are playful, but I think they show different sides of me.

We did as well a few extra pictures, playing with the jewellery and costumes of artist Sophie Cochevelou. You see those below. How in love I am with that pony jacket! I am aware that many people would feel disguised wearing something like this, but I am the opposite: Less is not more, but just less me, so give me all the ponies, bury me in jewels and crown me with the Barbies to reveal my true self! The whole shooting was an exciting experience, and I want to thank Anthony for making me feel so comfortable in front of his camera and I am proud to be the only participant with Swiss origins until now.

There is already a book published about the project, you can get it on Amazon.
I am keeping my fingers crossed for a second book and maybe my I'll get my space in it...
Wish me luck.

Red Outfit:
Dress & Bag: Moschino, Sunglasses: Saint Laurent, Beret: Vintage,
Loved Palm Cuff: Gucci, Smiley brooch: Schmiley Mo, Pinata Brooch: Corazon Pompom,
Bangle: Les Georgettes by Altesse

My Outfit:
Dress: CeliaB, Flowercrown: Pearls & Swine, Bag: Marc Jacobs, Earrings: L.O.M., Bangles: Les Georgettes by Altesse, Tights: Calzedonia

All additional jewellery on the pictures below from Sophie Cochevelou

Sophie Cochevelou, My Little Pony, Anthony Lycett
Sophie Cochevelou, toy jewellery, fashion blogger
Sophie Cochevelou, pink costume, my little pony
Sophie Cochevelou, My Little Pony, fashion blogger

Copyright of all pictures by Anthony Lycett.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Come & Join the Pony Gang

denim look, My Little Pony, Tezenis
Pony Lover, Tezenis, denim look
denim look, My Little Pony, Tezenis
Sudio headphones, wireless, pink
Tezenis, My Little Pony Look,, denim trousers
Silhouette sunglasses, Shanghai Tofu beret, je ne sais quoi
Tezenis look, My little pony outfit, denim
Sudio headphones, wireless, pink
Sudio headphones, wireless, pink
rainbow bag, my little pony trousers, denim look
my little pony look, denim outfit, teens

Can somebody please write me a mail asking for my advice if it's still ok to love My Little Pony as a grownup? Ok, I don't wait for this to happen, but this is what I'd say:

Dear lovely reader,
the answer is very simple, yes! If you love them and they make your heart jump with happiness there can be absolutely nothing wrong!

I believe that all those unwritten restrictions about who is supposed to like what at what age are all just made to be broken. They are made for people who are afraid to stand and are simply ridiculous and silly! Don't fear if somebody says your love for ponies is childish because you are perfectly aware that this has nothing to do with dealing in an adult way in situations that require it. And if you like to express your love in your styles, do that as well.

Loving My Little Pony might just be a sign that you did a great job growing up but not losing your playful side, so please never stop stroking rainbow manes! If you have kids there might even be a bonus: You can share your love and toys!

Do you like my headphones? 

Get 15% with the code saraisinlovewith15 at Sudio.

My Outfit:
Trousers, Bodysuit & Vest: Tezenis, Belt: Kling, Bag: Skinnydip,
Sunglasses: Silhouette, Shoes: Y.R.U., Friendship Bracelets: Mama Tierra,
Beret: Shanghai Tofu, Pink Bra: Nike, Headphones: Sudio,
Pink Rosette Brooch: Jazzafine, Eye Pin: Coucou Suzette,
Phone Case: A Gift from a friend, Candy Ring: Sara Gallo, Green Ring: Miaki,
Heart Ring: Nina Bee

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

In Love with La Petite Box

La Petite Box, Subscription box, review
La Petite Box, Subscription Box, review
La Petite Box, Subscription Box, review

La Petite Box, an exciting Swiss lifestyle subscription box, is always good for a surprise. I love that they come up with new cool themes for their boxes month after month and that I discover new brands and products with them. This box was all about love, the topic number one among us girls (besides fashion and makeup) no matter if in a relationship or single.

Let me tell you more about the nine items in the box and if it was love at firs sight or not:

Mini Silk Scarf from The Moshi
One little silk scarf, many possibilities: It keeps the neck protected from the cold (or hides love bruises), can be used as a headband or to decorate a bag.

Cute Keychain from Virugle
Of course no love box without a Paris-themed item! I love this keychain with the cute macaroon, Eiffel Tower, and sweets charms. Oui, je peux utiliser ça!

Moschino Cheap And Chic So Real Mini
Everybody knows how much I love Moschino, so this is my favourite item in this box. It's a rather light and fresh scent with a mixture of citruses and fruity notes and a very cool blue bottle.

Treaclemoon Raspberry Kiss Handcream
A raspberry bomb for soft hands coming in a cute packaging. You do well treaclemoon!

Osis Soft Glam Strong Glossy Holdspray
A hairspray for a controlled out-of-bed-look. Love the pink bottle and its smell. Since I love to have my hair always 100% under control I think it might not be my thing.

Labellino by Labello Lip Balm
Very cute lip balm that smells like raspberry and red apple. Sounds like it must have come directly from paradiese and my lips are happy.

Toothbrush Set from Curaprox
I love Curaprox and their colourful toothbrushes. I was a little bit surprised by the Swiss cross (Wouldn't a heart have been better for a love box?). Since I don't have a very great sense of nationality, those found their way into another bathroom.

Heldenpause Lemonade
A lemonade without preservatives, sugar or artificial flavourings, but with an amazing taste of pears, apples, and herbs. Very yummy! Can I please have another bottle and pretend I'm a hero?

Marshmallow kit
A cool retro style kit to make your own pink marshmallows. As a vegan, I am sadly out, and I think I would be too lazy anyway, so I gave this one to a friend.

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Pink-Haired Diva

Swiss Fashionblogger, pink-haired blogger
Little Big Shot, Swiss Fashionblogger, pink-haired blogger
Marc Jacobs, Little Big Shot, orange and pink handbag
Swiss Fashionblogger, ootd, pencil skirt look
Happiness Boutique, Moschino gloves, pink-haired blogger
Charlotte Simone, Devoi Clothing, fashion blogger
Marc Jacobs, fashion blogger, street style
pink bob, pink hair, swiss fashion blogger
Charlotte Simone, Marc Jacobs, streetstyle
ootd, streetstyle, swissfashionblogger

"What would you do if you ever get bored of colours?" somebody asked me recently. "How could I?" was my urge to say, because for me, to live and wear colours is the most natural thing in the world. As essential as breathing, eating and laughing. There is no why, only a lot of why not's.

But since I wanted to confuse that person a little bit, I started a wild story about a rainbow living in my wardrobe and whenever I open my closet I come out all colourful day after day. Like Narnia, but in rainbow colours. And who would ever get bored of going to Narnia?

Maybe that person thought I am either crazy or on drugs, but hey: If wearing colours is so much out of somebody's comfort zone, then it's certainly a sign that this zone needs enlargement! Yes, I agree, dressing in colours needs a bit of courage (but only a tiny little bit). You might provide somebody with a target, but you have fun and eventually might discover that it makes you feel good. I am absolutely sure that person mastered challenges a million times more difficult in his life, so no need to be afraid of colours at all! After all, they neither bite or hurt.

When I styled this look, I thought about classical divas and wanted to create a modern easy diva version, that fits my quirky nature. I went for rather classical cuts, but an unusual and flashy colour combination. How could I not discover before how well orange actually goes with pink? Of course no diva without a glamorous scarf, big glasses, and gloves and big earrings. My aim was to revive that spirit from Shirley Maclaine in "What a Way to Go!" from 1961, but in a toned down way. Maybe the look a diva would wear if she goes grocery shopping or grabs some fast food at her local organic store before returning to her pink pool at home. How I love my colourful life…

Do you like my gradient earrings? Get 10% with the code saraisinlovewith at checkout on orders over 19 Euros at Happiness Boutique until June 1st.

My Outfit:
Skirt and Top: Devoi, Cardigan: Sibling, Tights: Monki, Shoes: Ego, Bag: Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Gucci, Earrings: Happiness Boutique, Belt: Vintage, Gloves: Moschino, Scarf: Charlotte Simone

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