Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The Looks of 2014

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My Baroque Valentine: Wearing a lot of flowers and hearts for the day of love.
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The Quirky Geisha: Wearing my favourite headpiece of this year.
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Diamonds Are Miss Bunny's Best Friends: Probably one of my most worn summer looks.
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I Am Your Fortune Teller: My first turban look ever and not the last one for sure!
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Goodnight Moon: Showing my precious Maedham Kirchhoff shirt in a dreamy look.
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Fabulous Flamingo: Amazing flamingo fascinator made for and inspired by me.
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Wearing a cardigan by my favourite label Vivetta.
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Bly Sky and A Playful Wind: Feeling like the great Marilyn in a 50s inspired look.
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Pom Pom Minnie Mouse: My love for pom poms seems to have no end...
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The Neon Palms of Miami: The probably brightest outfit of the year.
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Oh Baby, It's Cold As Ice: Fluffy winter look to stay cosy.
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Modelling for Maybelline: Styling a colour blocking look. (Picture by Andrea Monica Hug/Chic in Zurich)

2014 was an exciting year for my blog, and I feel that I came quite a way from where I started at the beginning of the year. It was not always easy to have a 100% job as a graphic designer and create surprising content while other people relaxed on their sofas or went to parties. But the recompense of all the work was just priceless: I had the opportunity to work with many exciting labels. Sometimes I jumped from my chair from excitement and very often I couldn't believe the trust offered to me. For the first time, I visited the Zurich Fashion Days, and I was a model for the Maybelline Switzerland lookbook.

I am very curious where my blog will lead me in 2015. Of course, it's my big wish to get even better for you. I will try to post twice a week, get more organised and stick to a monthly blogging schedule. Once again I want to push my boundaries of fashion and be more daring than ever. Change is good; I embrace it, always watchful to not stand still.

I want to give a very big thank you to my boyfriend, who is not just the sweetest guy I could ask for, but as well the photographer of all my looks. He is always patient with me, endures my disappointment when a shooting doesn't turn out like I imagined and understands my fashion-obsessed mind.

I thank all of my readers for their lovely comments and the enthusiasm. You are the best followers I could wish for and hope that we will have a wonderful 2015 together. I promise, I'll do my best to surprise and excite you. Have a wonderful start into 2015!

If there is anything, you would like to see more from me, please let me know.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Lovely Label: Now or Never

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When I discovered the Now or Never lookbook a few days ago, it was clear as crystal that I had to write about this brand and their quirky, retro-kitsch jewellery. Their designs seemed to be picked right from the most wonderful dream I was dreaming night after night. The pink-haired woman modelling on the pictures looks like the prettier sister I never had. More than coincidence for sure, but a fateful encounter!

The collection of Now or Never includes exotic fruits, colourful parrots, vintage inspired candy and black magic. This is where Carmen Miranda meets American Horror Story and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has a date with Alice in Wonderland. Briefly worded: Everything a girl desires.

Cristina Escudero, a 29-year-old graphic designer, based in Barcelona (Spain), is the brain behind the brand. Now or Never is her playground, where she virtuously mixes pop and fantasy with fun and dark. All her jewellery is handmade and perfect for dreamy, free-spirited girls. The Now or Never girl expresses herself through creative fashion and living and isn't afraid to be herself. Just like you, lovely reader, I bet!

I recommend: Treat yourself to something pretty, now or never!
Visit Now or Never here and don't forget to follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Copyright of all pictures by Now or Never.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Oh Baby, It's Cold as Ice!

On pictures, nobody feels how chilly a winter dream is in real.
My fake fur and me are a daring lot, out in the cold.
Even the cute ice cream has red cheeks from the cold.
Darling candy earrings for the maximum of cuteness.
Crystals rings from my dear Serena Kuhl in the most awesome colours.
It's soooooo fluffy! I love the pastel colours of this coat.
There is no such a thing as an overdose of cuteness!
Candy: This is what my dreams are made.
Fluffy monster wishes you a happy day. Stay cosy!

I am such a happy bunny! I won the most amazing fake fur coat on the Lazy Kat blog. I bet with this coat I would be the dream monster of James P. Sullivan from the movie Monsters Inc.. There is already a little funny story to go with it: In the bus a little girl sat next to me and eyed me shyly. Suddenly she took heart and asked me if she might stroke my coat. Hilarious, don't you agree?

I don't understand why people tend to dress boring in winter. I often study the outfits of the people while travelling by train. Recently I ended up being the only colourful girl in a crowd of black and grey not just once. This makes me sad. I can't believe that all those people don't dream of being more exciting than a dark down jacket.

One of my goals for this year was to have no bad outfit days. I didn't succeed completely, but I think there was almost no day with just a plain and boring look and no all-black look at all. Let me think about a while about my fashion goals for next year. I want to go further on my journey, and I'm happy you are here. Have a happy Christmas my lovelies, you are the best followers I could imagine!

What do you think about this look lovelies?

My Outfit: 
Coat: Boohoo, Jumper: Sheinside, Skirt: Lazy Oaf (old), Earrings: Now or Never,
Shoes: River Island SS14 (sold out), Socks: Topshop, Bangle and Rings: Serena Kuhl,
Bag: River Island (just available in other colours here), Tights: Topshop

Thanks to Lazy Kat for the Coat, to Serena Kuhl for bangle and rings and to Now or Never for the earrings.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas: Beauty & Gadgets

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This is my third Christmas gift idea post, don't say that I don't try to help! If you are looking for beauty or gadget gifts, this post is for you! What are you waiting for? Shop, wrap and Christmas can come!

1) Kitchen Aid: Not just the best kitchen machine, but a stunning design piece for home.
2) Illamasqua Nail Polish Set: Every girl loves nail polishes and those glow under UV light.
3) Lime Crime The Grunge Eyeshadow Palette: An unconventional eyeshadow pigment palette.
4) Clarisonic Cleansing Brush: I'm using mine for a year and think it's the best skin care.
5) Instax Mini Camera: The cutest instant camera ever, ready for a lot of fun.
6) Joico Gold Dust Glitter Hair Spray: Get shimmering fairy hair for the festive days.
7) Shu Uemura Shopette Cleansing Oil: Luxurious botanical skin oil by Karl Lagerfeld's cat.
8) Guerlain Météorites Powder: An iconic and divine smelling powder for stylish bathrooms.
9) Crosley Turntable Player: Stylish vinyl player not just for listening to Christmas songs.
10) Pink World Travel Adapter: A very handy gift in pink for cosmopolitan girls.

Please check my home and accessory Christmas gift ideas as well.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

I Am the Walking Candyfloss

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Pink Spice: A pink coat is how to stay fluffy in winter.
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Hide and Seek: Not even the biggest collar can hide my glitter sunglasses.
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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: Enchanted by those sunglasses from Miu Miu.
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Size Matters: This is because I wear my coats oversized today!
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Let's Snuggle: No nasty wind can keep me from feeling cosy today.
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Spice Girl: Sweet, sweet memories of my first girl band crush in the 90s…
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Wide Open: I'm hiding nothing beneath my coat.
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Proud to be Pink: Matched the shade of my hair to my look today.
From All Sides: This coat is perfect from every perspective!

Yay, I have the perfect coat! Finally, I managed to turn myself into a walking candy floss, all fluffy, pink and yummy. Words can't explain how much in love I am with my oversized wool coat from ultra cool French label Jacquemus.

According to designer Simon Porte, the typical Jacquemus girl is very French and never wears makeup (Source: interview with Harpers Bazaar). This is not me at all, but hey: I am my very own and different version of a Jacquemus girl, maybe unlike anything the designer has ever imagined while designing his pieces.

Today's look is not just about the coat but as well about the sunglasses. I was looking at those Miu Miu sunglasses forever, trying to convince myself that I don't need them. It worked quite well for weeks, but as you see there was no final escape… They are pink, they are with glitter, how could I say no to them? This purchase made me realise that 2014 was the year of me discovering a designer label taste. Quite a few luxurious pieces moved into my wardrobe during the last months. One of the highlights is my pink Mulberry Bayswater bag, which I didn't even style to a look for you yet. I still believe a girl shouldn't buy big labels because of the power of their names. If they manage to excite, it's fine to fall in love for sure…

How do you like this fluffy look?

My Outfit: 
Coat: Jacquemus x La Redoute, Jumper: Illustrated People, Skirt: Review (not recent),
Sunglasses: Miu Miu, Shoes: Timberland, Ring: Miaki, Tights: H&M

Thanks to La Redoute for the coat.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas: Accessories

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Girly accessories are the perfect Christmas gift for magpie girls such as me. Today I show you my best finds to make grown up princesses scream out of joy. Dear Santa, please bring all of this to me…

1) Winged Collar: The perfect gift to tell a girl that she is an angel. Made by Soomin.
2) Round Earrings: Melody Ehsani Culture Currency Earrings with dangling coins.
3) Pink Jaguar Scarf: The most darling feline silk scarf from Cléo Ferin Mercury.
4) Moschino Barbie iPhone Cover: Instantly turns your iPhone into a girly accessory.
5) Sequin Statement Necklace: Tatty Devine knows how to turn perspex into excitement.
6) Pharaoh Necklace: A bold statement with Egyptian grooves from Suzywan Deluxe.
7) Rainbow Sequin Earrings: The ultimate bling bling earrings from Shourouk, yay!
8) Rose Gold Rings: Delicate Rings, handmade in Switzerland by Evelyne-M.
9) Babe Beanie: This is what cool babes need to stay warm during winter.
10) Moschino Barbie Clutch: It's Moschino, it's Barbie = It's the perfect gift!

Keep tuned for more gift ideas next week and check my gifts for home article if you haven't seen it yet.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas: Home

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Christmas is coming closer, and you are still looking for gift ideas? Don't despair, here is help: Today I'm going to share my favourite home finds with you, just right for under the tree. Christmas can come, and the eyes of your beloved will shine with delight!

1) 3D Letters: Choose font, size and colour to decorate your home with your message.
2) Tea Pot with Eyes: Brings up memories of Disney's Beauty and the Beast…
3) Agate Coasters: Luxurious coasters to turn drinking tea into something even better.
4) Etch Tea Light Holder: Wonderful candle holder for cold days by design god Tom Dixon.
5) Pink Bunny Lamp: Little and big girls will love to have a glowing bunny in their room!
6) Unicorn Ring Holder: There is no better guardian for jewellery than a mighty unicorn.
7) Donna Wilson Tray: No home is complete without a few cute Donna Wilson things in it!
8) Peas Salt and Pepper Shaker: The most lovely couple on the table, ready for dinner.
9) Flamingo Candle: Delicious hand-poured candles made of natural soy wax.
10) Copper Box: The probably most beautiful storage box on earth.

Keep tuned for more gift ideas this and next week!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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A pink kiss comes with a bang of red.
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Intergalactic love story: Hand Candy like from outer space.
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Quirky Lolita: I'll never be over heart shaped glasses, I swear!
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I want it all: Blue for the boys, pink for the girls, both of them together for Sara!
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Slippery Eel: Rediscovered this bag in my wardrobe, what a special material!
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Ruby shoes: What happens if I clap them three times, I wonder?

Dying my hair pink was the death of red lips for quite a long time. Today the phoenix rises from the ashes; red is back, and it comes with a bang! It's something very special to combine these colours together: Nonetheless, they are very close on the colour wheel; their mix has a bad reputation. For AW14 many designers – such as House of Holland, Valentino or Dior – showed us otherwise and clashed pink and red.

The secret behind this combination is just to make it look bold, so everybody knows it's a deliberate colour fusion and not an unfortunate accident! Today I include baby blue as well to unite both classical children's room colours in one outfit. The skirt was an impulse purchase on my last short trip to London. I just had an hour left till I had to go to the airport, so you saw me running up and down the streets like a mad chicken.

Last week I went to see the fashion show of Vivetta, today I'm wearing a cardigan from their previous collection. I just adore the Italian label for its girliness, the touch of sweetness and their ability to create statement pieces. Seeing on red carpet pictures that shoe goddess Charlotte Olympia wears the same cardigan makes me even prouder of owning it. Next time, I'll have her shoes as well…

What do you think about the combination of pink and red and how do you like this look?

My Outfit: 
Cardigan: Vivetta (bought at Dotti's), Blouse: Vintage,
Skirt: Topshop (still available in other colours here); Bag: Becksöndergaard,
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa, Tights: Topshop, Sunglasses: H&M,
Planet Ring: Tatty Devine, Heart Ring: Nina Bee,
Heart Necklace (worn as bracelet): Me & Zena

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Lovely Smell: Givenchy Dahlia Divin

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Givenchy, Dahlia Divin, Review

Givenchy: A label surrounded by the mystic aura of luxury. Their newly released fragrance Dahlia Divin is a graceful and feminine, but not offensive fragrance. Dahlia Divin is centred around a Sambac jasmine note on a woody-chypre base. Sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver are the base notes of this well-balanced, floral perfume.

If you are looking for a delightful scent for autumn to wear every day, this might be your perfect choice. Dahlia Divin is made for a sensual and sublime woman, intending to turn her into a modern goddess.

R&B queen Alicia Keys is the face of Dahlia Devin and has written a song especially for this occasion. The campaign is shot by photographer god Tim Walker himself in Versailles. Especially Alicia's golden Givenchy gown is breathtaking and enhances her pureness and glamorous beauty.

My opinion about Dahlia Divin:
I was very curious about Dahlia Divin, because I love jasmine and sandalwood in general. Like a ray of sunlight, it comes with a strong blast of white flowers. The scent is rather long-lasting, especially the vetiver lingers very long on the skin. It makes even an edgy girl like me feel very ladylike.

Dahlia Divin is a fragrance to wear for professional or dressy occasions rather than to make a bold statement on a date. It's a lovely perfume when you have the feeling that you need something smooth for the cold days.

Thanks to coolbrandz for supplying the product for this review.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Lovely Label: Azumi & David

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Already a classic: Azumi and David's heeled bags
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Silk scarves as a canvas for modern still life paintings
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From everyday objects to it pieces: Azumi and David give pizza boxes and newspapers a new meaning
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No barking, no growling: A dog is the perfect bag for sure
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The illusion of carrying items of everyday living: A'N'D still life bags
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Leather crystal necklaces with Austrian glass gems and pearls

Azumi & David are a London based fashion designer duo that I've been admiring for a long time. I love their work with it's surreal touch and their ability to add a complete new context to everyday objects.

I got introduced to Azumi & David about five years ago. Since then I've been following their work and have had the honour to become friends with this lovely Japanese-British couple. They both studied fashion at Central Saint Martins in London and started to work together in 1995. They have progressed through a variety of projects from limited edition artist's books, performance art and moved on to fashion and accessory. Their first two stockists have been the Pineal Eye London and Colette Paris; nowadays their things are sold all over the world.

In their SS 2015 collection "Contemporary Still Life" Azumi and David took inspiration from the 16th to 17th century Dutch still life oil paintings. They combine fruits, vegetables and flowers with modern objects such as plastic water bottles, light bulbs and cosmetics. Azumi and David created a range of silk dresses, digitally printed scarves, jewellery and bags. They're releasing new versions of their ingenious shoe bags as well. If you don't have one yet, the time has come!

With Azumi and David's contemporary update, still life pictures do not belong to the museums anymore but become wearable for style hungry people.

Visit their page and their online shop here.

Copyright of all pictures by Azumi and David.