Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Birthday Girl

baby blue look, sheepskin scarf, winter outfit
Florence Bridge, sheepskin scarf, miss patina cat shirt
pleated skirt, winter look, blogger style
marc b. pink handbag, quilted bag
Miss Patina, cat collar shirt, tassel earrings
florence bridge, sheepskin scarf, blogger style
cat collar, miss patina, pink hair
baby blue winter look, sheepskin scarf, marc b.
Florence Bridge, sheepskin scarf, winter look
marc b., miss patina, cute winter look
pastel look, winter outfit, blogger
ego shoes, pink boots, transparent heel

It's my birthday today, and this makes this post a special one. I am glad the look and the pictures turned out very well, and it's a good feeling to share it with you while I take the weekend off from blogging, something I rarely do. The scarf I am wearing could be counted as kind of a pre-birthday gift; my darling bought it for me in London when I was in serious need of something fluffy in my life.

Even if I love blogging, I am excited about my selfishness for taking a whole weekend just for myself instead of editing pictures and catching frostbite while shooting in the cold. Being a blogger doesn't only fill a huge part of my life, my friends and family are taking part of it as well. Some of them in an active way with helping me to organize shootings and connections, others in a more passive way with being patient with me and have some understanding if I am late for the family brunch because of a photo shooting. A big thank you to all of you at this point and sorry for talking about shoes and necklaces so much all the time.

Writing this a day before my birthday, I have no idea what I am doing today, I just know it involves a little journey, good food and spending time with my love. Have a beautiful Sunday too, and I hope you enjoy my pastel look!

My Outfit:
Shirt: Miss Patina, Skirt: Topshop (get similar here), Shoes: Ego, Bag; marc b., earrings: Suzywan Deluxe bought at Soo Happy, Scarf: Florence Bridge

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Art Inspires Fashion: Roses by John Rawlings

Lumas, John Rawlings, Roses
lumas, art inspires fashion, john rawlings

Art Inspires Fashion is back! Some of you missed this category of posts, and I know you were right because styling outfits taking inspiration from paintings and photographs is something I love to do as a former university of applied arts student.

Today's inspiration is the photography called "Roses" by John Rawlings taken in 1948. The American Rawlings was one of the most important photographers of Condé Nast from the 1930s through the 1960s and created numerous covers for the magazines Vogue and Glamour. His style of photography was very forward and influences many fashion photographers till today.

The picture "Roses" is part of the Vogue Archive collection of Lumas and shows an elegant lady wearing a stunning vermillion velvet hat with rose appliqués. I was instantly enchanted because the picture captures true beauty and prestige in a very sensual way.

My look includes the essential things of the artwork: Smooth and shiny materials,  delicate flower petals and gorgeous berry colours. While the appearance of the lady is uncompromisingly elegant, my style has a different edge and can be understood as a translation to modern times.  If necessary, the lady in my picture can run for the tube or carry a dozen shopping bags (after all she is an independent girl), but she will look just as beautiful as John Rawlings model.

Have a closer look at the picture and get it for your home here.

Picture: Roses ©, John Rawlings, VOGUE Archive Collection,

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A Goodbye to a True Starlet

Prada cadillac, pink hair, blogger
Prada cadillac, pink hair, blogger
Bally shoes, pink, bow
pink hair, lightening bolt earrings, suzywan deluxe
polka dot skirt, tara starlet, street style
Bally, shoes, pink
Prada, Cadillac, Sunglasses
Tara Starlet, blogger, outfit
flamingo cardigan, collectif clothing, retro
Prada, cadillac, pink hair
Kate Spade, maise, pink handbag
blogger, look, outfit
Bally, high heels, pink

This post is a goodbye to a label I am very fond of: Oh Tara Starlet, thank you for your flattering skirts and vintage inspired dresses. You cast your magic for eleven years, created dream dresses and turned women into beautiful retro queens. You had a mission, and you fought very brave as an independent label in a sea of cheap high street brands. You were bold and bright, but nevertheless, you had to give up your big dream in the end. Tara Starlet is not the first independent brand I see disappearing; it's something that happens every day and if we don't do something will continue to happen.

But what can we do? I must confess it's not much, but let me tell you one thing: Think wise where you shop, because it doesn't just influence the looks you wear but changes the fashion landscape. With your purchases, you are a stone in the avalanche that decides which brands stay and which disappear. Do you want everything as cheap as possible and need something new every week? Maybe it's time to think twice!

Do you wanna buy from people who follow their passion and do their very best to offer unique designs, excellent quality, and clothes produced under fair work conditions? Well, then buy from them and not from the ruthless ones!

During the years, I started to worry more and more about the effects of fast fashion on our world and although I sometimes can't resist buying from the shops providing it, I believe it's not the future. I don't wanna see any more piles of rotting clothes in the desert on telly; I don't wanna see factory workers treated risking their life and health for a few pennies in emerging countries. Some people say to refuse consumerism is the answer, I don't think this is possible and reasonable, but consciousness might be the key!

Tara Starlet, it was a very good time with you, I wish you all the best. Hopefully, you will come back one day. In the meanwhile, you live on in my wardrobe, and I'll wear your pieces with a lot of pride.

My Outfit:
Skirt: Tara Starlet, Top: Collectif, Blazer: Miss Selfridges (old),
Sunglasses: Prada Vintage bought at Markentussi, Shoes: Bally bought at Fashion Fish,
Bag: Kate Spade, Earrings: Suzywan Deluxe bought at Sooo Happy

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Lovely Review & Giveway: Kawaii Box

Kawaii Box, giveaway, blogger
Kawaii Box, cute gift idea, subscription box
Kawaii Box, subscription box, giveaway
Kawaii Box, subscription box, giveaway
Kawaii Box, giveaway, Japan
gift ideas for Japan lovers, Kawaii Box, subscription box
Kawaii Box, subscription box, giveaway
giveaway, kawaii box, cute things from Japan

I love the moment of pleasant anticipation when a cute parcel arrives, and I have no idea what's inside. When I slowly open the box, remove the wrapping paper and discover a sweet surprise from far far away, that makes me happy. The Kawaii Box brings you this feeling every month with handpicked items from Japan and Korea. If you follow my blog for a while, you might know how fond I am of this box and that I think it's the perfect gift idea for your kawaii friends.

This is already my the third Kawaii box, and I can't wait for the next. The first thing I discovered is the Pokemon candy, and it disappeared in a few seconds (Oops). Since I love bunnies,  I am especially glad to receive the Rabi-Dango plush rabbit and the glittery bunny stickers.

As a regular client of the kawaii box you are very well equipped with cute pens and coin purses, two things a girl can never have too many. The I Love You purse from this box is already in use to make my life a little bit tidier.

There was a DIY candy set included as well, already my third one, and maybe it's finally time to try it because until now I was too lazy to figure out what to do with them (the instructions are in Japanese only).

Some of the little things like the Invisible Secret Pen Set or the Harajuku Hair Loops might find it's way to my godchild because as a godmother you need to have some little gifts ready all the time. Well, in general, it's always a good idea to bring joy and make your dearest friends and family smile.

Of course, this applies to my readers too and therefore I have something for you too: One of you can win next months Kawaii box. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below to participate and don't forget to smile when you receive a box with hearts. The giveaway is open worldwide, so you can all participate.

Good luck and stay kawaii!

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