Monday, 22 August 2016

We're All Mad Here

Chesire Cat dress, summer look, coupette lagerfeld
Naposhop, cheesier cat dress, disney dress
house of holland, pink sunglasses, pink hair
Karl Lagerfeld Choupette,  blogger summer look
choupette box bag, karl lagerfeld, chesire cat print
chesire cat dress, alice in wonderland dress, tatty devine statement
pink summer look, cat outfit, chesire cat look
house of holland, pink sunglasses, pink hair
tatty devine necklace, peony necklace, pink statement necklace
naposhop, disney dress, chesire cat outfit

Oh, Alice, I wish so much I could join you in crazy wonderland, play flamingo croquet, have a tea party with the mad hatter and try to solve the riddles of the Chesire Cat. Agreed, the last Alice in Wonderland movie was a disaster, but this can‘t harm my love for the world and the characters by Lewis Carroll.

Especially now, right after holidays I feel the strong need for a magical escape and going back to the everyday routine feels like the fall into a rabbit hole. It was just too beautiful to have time for my own, just to do whatever I want (working for the blog is always high on the list of course). No need to get up early and no reason not to stay up the whole night. I‘ve been wearing my Chesire Cat dress a lot during holidays and got quite some compliments for it. No wonder: Grinning cats rule!

You can still look forward to see a few more expressions from Amsterdam, stay tuned! Sharing my memories with you allows me to dream of sweet holidays a little bit longer.  Advise from the caterpillar: Just book the next holidays right after coming back, nothing helps better to beat the blues.

My Outfit:
Dress: Napo Shop, Necklace: Tatty Devine, Bag: Karl Lagerfeld,
Sunglasses: House of Holland, Shoes: Melissa, Socks: The Whitepepper, Ring: Vintage

Monday, 15 August 2016

Museum of Bags & Purses Amsterdam

Museum of Bags & Purses Amsterdam Versace, Madonna
Evening bag by Gianni Versace Couture 1997, worn by Madonna for the première of the movie Evita
Mary Frances, pineapple bag, Museum of bags and purses amsterdam
Beaded pineapple punch handbag by Mary Frances, available for sale in the museum shop
tassenmuseum hendrikje, museum of bags amsterdam, egyptian clutch
Clutch showing the Nile with the pyramids
bastet cat bag, mary frances, beaded bag
Beaded Cat bag by Marc Frances, available for sale at the museum shop
museum bags and purses, fashion museum, amsterdam
Delicate metal bag with colourful rainbow stones
Museum of bags and purses, amsterdam, beaded shoes
Beaded shoes from the exhibition "The Bead Goes On"
Museum of bags and purses, amsterdam, sarah's bag
Leather clutch with camel and gods
Beaded Clutch by Sarah's Bag, 2016
Museum of bags and purses, amsterdam, fashion museum
Evening bag, France ca. 1915
Museum of bags and purses, amsterdam, bridal bag with portrait
Bridal bag with portrait of Princess Maria Leszynska, France 1725
Museum of bags and purses, amsterdam, judith leiber
Evening bag "The cupcake" by Judith Leiber 2007
Museum of bags and purses, amsterdam, curiosity handbag
My favourite curiosity: Bag with mice playing poker

One of my favourite things to do while traveling is to discover museums and galleries all around the world. During my trip to Amsterdam this month I visited an extraordinary gem I have to share with you: Let me tell you about the world's foremost museum of bags and purses, The Tassen Museum Hendrikje. The museum,  situated in a lovely 17th-century canal house, tells you about the history of the (hand)bag in Western culture. It proudly presents an extensive collection of over 5000 bags from the 15th century to creations from contemporary designers, focusing on bags from exceptional quality and design, special materials and shapes. Fodor's Travel awarded The Tassenmuseum Hendrikje as one as one of the ten best fashion museums in the world.

Among the highlights, you can see Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag and a Versage evening bag worn by Madonna for the première of the movie Evita. Classics such as the Hermès Kelly Bag or the luxurious creations of Judith Leiber stand next to next with all big names from Chanel to Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Gucci. 

The story of this fascinating collection of bags started only about 30 years ago, when Hendrikje Ivo, an antique dealer, bought a handbag from 1820. This was the beginning of a real passion of gathering extraordinary bags and with the help of her husband Heinz the collection grew and grew until it counted more than 3000 bags. They decided to show it to the public at some point. First, the bags were displayed in two rooms of a villa only, till the museum moved to its current location in 2007.

I enjoyed my visit to this museum a lot and can honestly recommend everybody who has an interest in fashion to go there. Another benefit of visiting the museum is to be inside a charming Dutch canal house. My advice: Book a High Tea for your visit to fully enjoy the beautiful museum cafe.

Plan your visit and get more information:

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Lovely Wishlist: All Cute and Pretty

fashion wish list, accessories, blogger
Sequin Bag  –  Leather Neckpiece  –  Bomber Jacket
GRL PWR Viser  –    Sunglasses  –  Cloud Dress  –  Rainbow Phone Case
Bluehaird Gaela Brooch  –  Embellished Sandals

Wishlists are supposed to be not just good, but better than real life (otherwise they would be shopping lists ;-) ). So I always work especially hard to present only the most dreamy things on my wishlists. Today I have a lot of fluffy clouds, sequins, and roses for you, all in pastel colours; beautiful isn't it?

At the moment the shops are kind of a nether land between the seasons: All summer items are on sale, but it's still too early to get excited about coats and wool jumpers. Therefore most of the things I am craving for right now are accessories. They will accompany you no matter if it's pool time or if the leaves already fall (please not yet, please, I want summer to stay forever).

I feel like dreaming on a fluffy cloud number seven while I imagine how beautiful the baby blue dress would look with the embellished shoes and the leather neckpiece… Where is my credit card, time for shopping!

What do you like best from this wish list and what's on yours, lovelies?

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Let's Have A Rainbow Pizza Fruit Salad

rainbow look, pink hair, quirky style
miss l fire, flamingo sandals, summer shoes
streetstyle, blogger, colourful look
pom pom earrings, rainbow print, flamingo necklace
pom pom earrings, pink hair, rainbow style
colourful style, fashion blogger, quirky look
print all over me, colourful print, lorelai flamingo necklace
print all over me, colourful style, quirk blogger
playground, run down place, zurich
miss l fire, flamingo shoes, pink sandals
blogger style, yellow midi skirt, fashion

I am very sorry for not posting a new look for a little bit longer than usual. My other job was just very demanding during the last few weeks. I barely had the time to sleep and therefore my blog work didn't make a lot of progress. I had all pictures shot, but no time for editing and making a selection for you lovelies.

Facing a hard time makes me wanna dress even more fun and colourful. Lagerfeld said that sweatpants are a sign of defeat and for people who lost control of their life, I feel the same about not dressing up in a quirky way. Wearing something I love gives me a lot of power to overcome hard times and to never lose my smile. A superhero needs his costume and mask; I need my colours.

So what could be more fitting than wearing pineapple, pizza, flamingos, rainbows, melons AND mushrooms during a tough time? The print of this shirt from Buried Diamond for Print All Over Me is like a crazy trip and therefore I just had to get my hands on it. Other people might say it's bad taste; I think it's a level of cool not everybody can recognize.

Long live the trippy taste!

My Outfit:
Shirt: Print All Over Me, Skirt: Topshop (find a similar here), Shoes: Miss L Fire, Earrings: Rock N Rose, Necklace: Lorelai, Pink Bangle: Serena Kuhl,
Yellow/Green Octopus Bangle: Eat.Me.Do, Socks: Goodhood, Bag: Maude Studio,
Pineapple Charm: H&M, Sunglasses: Alexander Wang

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Lovely Trend: All I Want is a Jacket Full of Enamel Pins

pins, trend 2016, the best enamel pins
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Recently my Instagram feed is full of cute pins teasing me to get them and they succeeded. So oh yes, a jacket full of enamel pins is what I see in my dreams!

When it comes to pins, there are only two options: Either you don‘t own any or you have a whole bunch of enamel awesomeness in your life. Do you remember collecting pins at school back in the 90s and don‘t know the reason why you ever stopped? Then now is the time for a new start! Instead of collecting Pokémon, go for pins! More fun, no balls and better graphics for sure!

Many cool independent designers and artists started do design pins, and I bet everything cute you can think of from unicorns to flamingos, ice creams, and pineapples come as a pin by now. All you need is to start a collection and basics will be no longer boring when they get customized with pins. Even big fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, and Dior have fallen for pins and helped to elevate the former childish accessories to a whole new level of fashion item. So there is no question: We all need them in our life!

Do you join the league of pin lovers and which pins do you like to get?

Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Dictate of Novelty in Fashion

blogger, streetstyle, summer
blogger, streetstyle, pink hair
blogger, bicycle, pink hair
fashionblogger, handcandy, candyclutch
Vivienne Westwood x Melissa, bicycle, elegant look
velotto, bicycle, Zurich
pink statement necklace, mermaid hair, Alexander Wang sunnies
fashinblogger, pink and yellow, summer look

LM Lulu, print skirt, candy clutch
pink statement necklace, bead necklace, collar
Vivienne Westood x Melissa, jelly shoes, jelly high heels
girl with bicycle, fashionblogger, skirt with print

"I have nothing to wear" I sometimes hear myself say when I stand in front of my wardrobe. Every girl might know this problem, but as a fashion blogger, the pressure to have something new all the time is especially significant. After all: What outfits shall I shoot if I don't stock up my wardrobe consistently?

But where is the sustainability in this behaviour, where is the sweetness of wearing something you love for years till it looks so worn you have to give it away? Among fashion people, only the new is chic. Fashion is less about personal style than about a dictate of novelty. Labels and designers constantly tell their customers what's hot right now and what you bought a few weeks ago will be "so last season" in the blink of an eye.

So what shall we do: Join the run and cheer for the new month after month or step away and just trust our taste? At the moment, the answer is a mixture of both, just like this look: One new piece (the skirt), everything else oldies but goodies from my wardrobe. This is all it needs for an entirely new look. My advice: Experiment with what you have in your wardrobe and style it new again and again!

My Outfit:
Skirt: LM Lulu bought at Big Zurich, Top: Vintage, Necklace: From Spitalfields Market,
Bangles: Besksöndergaard, Bag: Maison Martin Margiela 2012,
Shoes: Melissa x Vivienne Westwood, Sunglasses: Alexander Wang

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Lovely Shopping: Splashing Swimwear

shopping, beach wear, swim wear 2016
Striped Swimsuit  –  Neon Sign Swimsuit  –  Flamingo Swimsuit
Holographic Croc Swimsuit –  Long-Sleeved Swimsuit  –  Rainbow Swimsuit
Kaleidoscope Swimsuit  –  Pink "Weird" Swimsuit  –  Purple Bloom Swimsuit

Finally, after nearly endless rain, summer is here, and we can all make a splash at the pool. Until now I was not in the mood of thinking about swimsuits, but the sun changed my mind, and I discovered some super duper colourful swimwear for you.

Even if the bikini has its 70th birthday this year, I plead for choosing a swimsuit, because more fabric means more room for awesomeness, don't you agree? If I go to the beach, I wanna do so as a walking rainbow and relax in my giant flamingo floatie (in case you haven't noticed yet: inflatable beach toys are THE object of desire at this moment, no matter if donut, melon, shell or swan, they rule the beach).

The most fashionable beach queens wear long-sleeved swimsuits this year. While they used to be made to protect surfers from cold water temperatures, this year they are hot for the less sporty too. Beyoncé has already been spotted rocking one in Hawaii, so what are you waiting for? I think you can top Queen Bee's look with the stunning piece from this post.

Which swimsuit do you like best and do you have holidays planned soon?

And here you find your inflatable love to go with your new swimsuit: