Sunday, 18 September 2016

The Heartbreaker

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Devil Print top, blogger look, print top
Blogger look, colourful outfit, silk print top
Sara Gallo jewelry, barbie shoe bracelet, devil print top
United Nude, bolt shoes, jelly platform shoes
blogger look, silk print top, devil print
La Vidriola, chinese lantern earrings, perspex jewellery
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La Vidriola, Chinese Lantern Earrings, Perspex Jewellery
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La Vidriola, pink hair, chinese lantern earrings
United Nude, Bolt shoes, platform jelly shoes

„Where are the looks of Sara?“ you might have asked looking at post after post without my face appearing. I tried and tried to edit pictures from shoots again, but had severe difficulties to focus and escaped into a world of product pictures.

I am blogging for five years now and never before I felt so tired of looking at myself on pictures. While I don‘t consider myself as a very vain person but happened to become a blogger only for the love of fashion, it was always clear that my looks and I are inseparable connected. After all this is a personal style blog.

But when I had a look at the last looks we shot, I just wished it wasn‘t me wearing those beautiful styles. A rather strange and uncomfortable situation for a personal style blogger.

What got me out of my moody dilemma was this look. I loved to wear the devil top so much and wanted to capture a new wild side of me in the pictures. No more effort to look good, no more worrying about not having the longest legs or an angel face, this time, I played the fashion demon obsessed doll. I danced, screamed and let my pink hair fly through the air. Can you feel the energy in the pictures?

I suddenly felt very free and relieved from the pressure of being more perfect than I am. Thank you silky devil, for awaking a new me. Now I can be brave again and face the pile of pictures on my desk.

My Outfit:
Top: Be Wild, Skirt: Asos (old), Tights: Wolford Vintage, Shoes: United Nude,
Bracelet: Sara Gallo Jewelry, Earrings: La Vidriola, Sunglasses: Ebay

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Lovely Giveaway: Michael Michalsky x Freixenet

Freixenet x Michael Michalsky, metallic bag, giveaway
Michael Michalsky, Freixenet, Giveaway

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Freixenet, Michalsky, giveaway

One could believe it must be Christmas: I have another giveaway for you, yay! And not just any other giveaway no, but you can win a very exclusive Michael Michalsky bag in trendy rose gold and two bottles of Freixenet Cava. There are only a few of these sets available in Switzerland, so take your chance and have a party!

For its 75th birthday, the traditional Spanish label Freixenet is going fashion and asked German designer Michael Michalsky to create a special edition for their bottle. The designer inspired himself in Spain, visited the Freixenet winery and the local production of the sparkling wine. Freixenet and Michalsky share their high-quality standards and tradition, as well as a unique design and style.

The result of the joint venture is an elegant and classy bottle for the fizzy wine drink. The dots on the bottle remind of studs, an essential element of Michalsky's signature style. They appear on the metallic bag as well and make it an eye catcher. I fell in love with this bag as soon as I opened the box and the greedy part of myself wishes to keep it. But as my lovely reader, you deserve a unique piece so much, and I am euphoric to make the bag dreams of one of you come true.

How to win: All you need to do is to comment below this post and tell me what would be the perfect party for you and leave me your mail to contact you in case that you win. The giveaway is open to residents of Switzerland only and will end on the 2nd of October 2016. 

Good luck to everybody and cheers to the winner!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Lovely Giveaway: BucketFeet – Artist-Designed Shoes

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BucketFeet, artist designed shoes, sneakers
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BucketFeet, colourful sneakers, artist designed footwear
BucketFeet, artist designed shoes, blogger

Street art brought the art to our daily lives when it was a privilege of the rich to be surrounded by art pieces. Now it‘s the time for art to be involved in your life even closer: Stop wearing shoes, start wearing art! BucketFeet makes this possible.

The US footwear label works together with a network of over 20 0000 artists from all over the world to bring you the most unique and different sneakers you‘ll ever wear. Everybody can send in designs, but BucketFeet makes sure, just the most extraordinary are produced as comfortable sneakers to fulfill their mission to connect people through art. Every pair of shoes tells an artists story and is made in limited quantities for affordable prices.

Because BucketFeet is very excited to be available in Switzerland in selected Shops like Ochsner Shoes and Ochsner Shops from now on, you have the opportunity to win your pair of artsy shoes here. You have the choice between my three favourite designs, all seen in this post. Just follow the instructions of the Rafflecopter below.

Shoes in this post:
Flamingo Shoes: Flamingo by Lindsay Cowcher (United Kingdom)
Shoes with Faces: The Duo by Andrea Silvestri (Honduras)
Rose Print Shoes: Geometric Roses by Ignatevia Irina (Russia)

The giveaway is open to residents of Switzerland and will end on the 25th of September 2016. You don‘t live in Switzerland? Don‘t worry; there is another BucketFeet giveaway on my Instagram @saraisinlovewith starting next week. Just keep your eyes open. 
Good luck to everybody!

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Lovely Holidays: Amsterdam

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Floaties and a breathtaking view on the rooftop of the W Hotel.
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Neon cacti at the Conservatorium. I regret I didn't drink a cocktail more and would have dared to steal one.
The Student Hotel, Amsterdam, pink blogger
I stayed at the Student Hotel and my looks fit the furniture.
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Oh, how charming the canals are! I must have taken 1000 pictures like this.
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Pink penguin(-ish) sculpture seen while shopping.
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It is a joyful day for sure when the streets are full of confetti!
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Best Changing Rooms ever at Colourful Rebel. Of course I couldn't leave without this flamingo jacket.
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Still dreaming of the food I had at the Envy.
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Rainbow logo ready for Euro Pride at the W Amsterdam.
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"Everybody should like everybody" Oh yes, well said Student Hotel!
United Nude, Amsterdam, Shopping
If there is a United Nude flagship store in a city, it's a must go.
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Found a doll that looks like me. Aaahhh how cute she is!
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Best Cocktails in Town at the Conservatorium

Oh, Amsterdam, I enjoyed wandering your streets during my holidays this month. The Dutch capital is truly a fabulous place to relax and spend a few days. Most people know that Amsterdam is famous for sex and drugs, I say it's a paradise for shoppers, delicious food, art from many periods, and innovative design.

I have never seen so many concepts stores at one place, so shopping was a real experience next to sightseeing and wandering around museums and galleries. The Dutch are very friendly and joyful, and most people speak very fluent English what makes it very easy for visitors to find their way.

While you wander around the beautiful historic houses and cross the picturesque canals of Amsterdam, you feel like you landed in a real life version of Disneyland. If you like to walk, you see most of the city. It's not too big or confusing, so you don't have to be afraid of getting lost. If you arrive in Amsterdam, I can recommend doing a boat tour first to get an overview. Afterward, you might hire a bicycle and go with the flow, just like the Dutch.

Amsterdam, be prepared, I am coming back for sure!

My five favourite places in Amsterdam

The Museum of Bags and Purses: 
The world's largest museum of handbags located in a beautiful house by the canal. Read more about it in my post here.

Treat yourself to a five or six-course menu and just sit back and enjoy at this modern and rather posh restaurant. If you are a Vegetarian like me or have any special wishes, just mention them and the lovely staff will take care of it.

Kitsch Kitchen:
My favourite shop in the city offering all kind of kitschy things and a huge selection of colourful treasures from Mexico.

The Conservatorium:
Very cool cocktail bar with a fantastic selection of gin cocktails. I even found a cocktail to fit my pink glitter handbag ;-)

W Hotel:
The rooftop bar is not just a good place for having a snack or drink but has a fabulous pool with the best view. Another advice: Visit the toilets, they are quite spectacular…

Monday, 22 August 2016

We're All Mad Here

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Karl Lagerfeld Choupette,  blogger summer look
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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
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Clutch showing the Nile with the pyramids
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Beaded Cat bag by Marc Frances, available for sale at the museum shop
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Delicate metal bag with colourful rainbow stones
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Beaded shoes from the exhibition "The Bead Goes On"
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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: