Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Pink Hair Guide: How to Make Love Last

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Overtone, pink hair, hair care

Four years of pink hair, one year since I wrote a pink hair guide and now it's time to make some additions and tell you about my latest hair care tricks. Pink – or colourful hair in general – has reached a wider spreading in the meantime, and a lot of brands answered the call with new products created for the specific needs.

One of the biggest problems of colourful hair is the fading. Resisting the urge to wash your hair every day and using the right shampoos helps a little (and washing your hair with cold water would, but: Eeeeeek, that is no option!), but can't stop the process. Don't despair; there are products making your love story last longer. Here we go with my favourite darlings:

Overtone Pastel Pink Daily Conditioner
Use this conditioner every time you wash your hair, and the mild formula adds colour while moisturizing it. I used to dye my hair every week; now I'm down to every two or even three weeks thanks to this deliciously smelling conditioner. My hair feels more healthy than it did for a long time.

Overtone Go Deep Pastel Pink Weekly Treatment 
The second weapon to fight the fading from Overtone. Once a week your hair deserves an extra rich and conditioning treatment! It only takes 10 to 15 minutes and makes your hair less dry than your homemade mix of conditioner and dye.

Colorista Spray
I bet this hair disaster sounds familiar: You just freshly dyed your hair, and it didn't turn out even. You can either curse and wear a cap for the next days or follow my clever solution: This spray. Just add a few dashes to your dry hair, and you are ready in no time. Use it on any colour of hair (besides black and very dark brown) for a touch of pink that washes out the next day. I only wish it came in bigger bottles cause I am addicted...

If you have questions about my hair care, please feel free to ask in the comments below. You can buy Overtone here, Colorista should be available at your local pharmacy.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Jeff Koons Inspired Easter

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Happy Easter everybody! I bet you are all eggcited (sorry for the lame joke ;-) ) about the long weekend, colouring eggs and eating chocolate. I am so glad I can finally share this post with you because I barely couldn't keep it to myself.

As a fan of the art of Jeff Koons, I was intrigued when I discovered shiny metallic chocolate bunnies at the shops that reminded me a lot of the work of the famous artist. Mister Koons had nothing to do with them, but I wouldn't be surprised if the packaging designer of the bunnies was a fellow Koons lover and balloon dog fan.

When a giant version of the bunnies arrived at my local petrol station to make it look cheerful, I just knew I needed to get my fingers on one for a shoot.

I can't say if the lady at the checkout had a clear idea of what we planned to do with her bunny, but I am grateful she lent it to us, and we brought it back safely. It must have been quite a view for the pedestrians when my photographer and I walked through the streets carrying this green long-eared giant. No fancy outfit could have topped the amount of surprised looks we got.

And here we are: Sara in metallic bunny land. I felt a little bit like a model in a Tim Walker shoot (yes I know it's light years away, but still closer than I ever was) in my pastel rainbow dress and with a unicorn on my head. This is how Easter should be, yay!

My Outfit:
Dress: CeliaB, Fascinator: Temptress of Waikiki, Shoes: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa, 
Sunglasses: Vow London, Bangle & Necklace: Vintage, Eye Ring: Swarovski

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Lovely Shopping Wish List

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Rainbow Shoes  –  Blue Printed Dress  –  Tassle Earrrings
Red Handbag  –  Bodycon Dress  –  Parakeet Necklace  –  Winged Handbag
Sunglasses  –  Pink Shoes

Time to let you have a glimpse into my dream shopping bag again, and it's all colourful like confetti. If this moment a parcel with all wish list pieces would arrive at my doorstep sent by a good fairy, I would drop dead from an overdose of beauty.

No offense Belle – I like books too – but shoes and bags win today, and I would consider turning the library of the castle into a walk-in closet. Do you think the beast would be angry with me? (By the way, if you haven't seen The Beauty and the Beast you should hurry to the cinema and watch the adventure of the first Disney princess that didn't do what men told her).

There are so many events happening at the moment, and I constantly feel the urge to be dressed especially well, what doesn't make my wish list smaller. If there are small and big boxes of coloured crayons, I certainly wish myself and my wardrobe to be the deluxe edition.

Please, please Easter bunny, have a look at this list and maybe reconsider the chocolate you have in your bag for me. I bet some shoes would fit into your basket too ;-)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Lovely Label: Caribbean Art from Mama Tierra

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Mama Tierra, Wayuu bags, Craftmanship
Mama Tierra, Craftmanship, Wayuu bag
Wayuu bag, Mama Tierra, craftsmanship

„Wow, those colours and patterns“ was the first thing that crossed my mind when I discovered Mama Tierra and their bags and accessories at a pop-up market. But unlike many accessories they are far more than just fashionable, so let me tell you about their makers, the Wayuu.

The Wayuu belong to a Carribean ethnic group of 600’000 people who inhabit the northernmost tip of South America. In a no-man’s-land where 80% of the population lives in poverty, problems such as the immense inflation, water shortage and the enviromental pollution caused by multi-national mining companies make them struggle for survival.

The pride of the Wayuu is their craftsmanship: While western culture displays art in museums, they wear it. Wayuu culture demands perfection, and they are among the most skilled weavers on the earth. After a Wayuu girl menstruates for the first time, her tribe starts to instruct her on tasks to reach adulthood. Hard work, perfection, and respect toward others are important values and learning to weave hammocks or bags are paramount to grasp these values in their culture.

Mama Tierra is Spanish and stands for Mother Earth. The goal of the Swiss Non-Profit organization is to support the financial independence of Wayuu women by commercializing ethnic accessories. They are inspired by those women who earn the family’s living, bring up the children, struggle for the preservation of nature and pass on their heritage. I think this is a cause we should all support and the best way to get active is to bring a little piece of colourful Wayuu culture into our everyday life!

The New York Times describes the Wayuu bags as cult objects. Stars like Cara Delavigne, Katy Perry or Uma Thurman have fallen in love with them just as I have. A lot of fashion stores all over the world started to offer them, however there are cheap bags among them. I am glad I found Mama Tierra to prevent me from falling for the low-quality version and own one of their bags as a symbol of my deep respect for the art of the Wayuu.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Let's Dance Flamingo the Whole Day

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Celia B, Manoush, blogger look
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blogger, Celia B, colourful look
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Sophia Webster, flamingo bag, pompom handbag
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Sophia Webster, Celia B, blogger look
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Celia B, Sophia Webster, Manoush
Celia B, blogger look, street style

This is one of my favourite style posts ever, and I certainly don‘t say that about every post, I swear. The opposite: As a very critical person, I rarely ever like myself on pictures, and I always think there is space for improvement. Sometimes I am even highly disappointed about outfits looking way better in my imagination than captured in pixels. But not today, right now I am just pleased with how this post turned out. YES, what an extraordinary and rare feeling!

I think it‘s the magic of colours in these pictures: My life is all about colours, and this shoot captures very well how I feel. If there was an ocean of colours, I would dive into it without hesitating for a glance and live there as a happy rainbow whale. I am not satisfied with just pink or green or orange; I insist on having them all together, and that's what I did today. After all, it's the beginning of spring, and I think this exciting season needs to start with a blast!

Note to myself: Whenever I don‘t feel beautiful (which happens a lot of) I should immediately slip into this look because it empowers me to boldness. It‘s a wild mix of prints, fabric, and materials. Pompoms meet leopard print and beads have an encounter with the hand pattern.

The bag is a real dream piece I got from my boyfriend after staring at it online for weeks. Don‘t I just have the best man? He knows that I don‘t need a ring from Tiffany, but flamingos and fluff.

If we find beautiful walls to take pictures in front of them, there is a certain feeling of happiness creeping into my heart. Please say that you are here to stay...

My Outfit:
Dress: CeliaB, Jacket: Manoush, Handbag: Sophia Webster (similar here),
Earrings: L.O.M., Sunglasses: Dibsy, Shoes: Ego Official, Bangle: Serena Kuhl

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Lovely Giveaway: Fashionhotel Spring Edition

FASHIONHOTEL, spring edition 2017, Kameha Grand
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Fahionhotel, Kameha Grand, ticket giveaway

Everybody who is in or around Zurich: Just a few days left till the Fashionhotel Spring Edition 2017 is happening. I teamed up with them to give you the chance to win tickets for the pre-opening and I'd be happy to meet a lot of you there.

In case you never heard of this cool event: The Fashionhotel turns Zurich into a city of fashion for three days and brings you a unique shopping experience. The event takes over a hotel – this time it's in the Kameha Grand – and transforms it into a hub for over 80 brands and designers showcasing fashion, accessories, and beauty. It takes place from Friday 31th of March till Sunday 2nd of April 2017.

Two floors of the Kameha will brim with pop-up stores where you can see the creations of emerging designers and established brands. You can shop endlessly and talk to the people behind brands like Claudia Nabholz, MDK – Miranda Kaloudis, Swiss Smile, Berenik or Retro Punk and many more. There are different workshops and parties, and you can book special dining & shopping packages for even more fun.

How to win tickets:
I am giving away 5 x 2 tickets for the pre-opening on Friday the 31.3.17, at 8 PM. All you need to do is to leave a comment below this post and leave your mail. The contest will end on the 27th of March. Winners will be announced the next day. If you want to increase your chances, you can enter on my Instagram and Facebook as well.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Lovely Giveaway: Maude Studio Sunglasses

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Maude Studio, sunglasses, giveaway
Maude Studio, sunglasses, giveaway
Maude Studio, sunglasses, giveaway
Maude Studio, sunglasses, giveaway

Girls, spring is coming, are you ready? It's almost time to take out your sandals and make your sunglasses ready! Ah but wait, there is a problem: Your old sunnies are catching dust in a box, and you are tired of them, am I right?

Don't worry, help is here: You can win one of my favourite pairs of sunglasses: The iconic emerald bee sunnies from Australian designer Maude Studio. Of course, I own those pretties, and whenever I wear them, I feel like an alien version of Dorothy, coming from a fabulous land where everything is iridescent. Have a look at this post and see what I mean...

The sunglasses feature a tortoiseshell rim with five small gold stones, holographic green lenses and two large bee embellishments. Each pair is hand embellished in Melbourne at Maude Studio and offers a high sun glare reduction with an excellent UV protection. I believe no matter if you want to create some daytime brilliance or aim to make a party look perfect: You should make them yours!

How to win
Just follow the options in the Rafflecopter below and tell me about your favourite place in the sun. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends on the 16th of April 2017.

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Schmiley Mo SS17: The Story of Henry

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Schmiley Mo, Diana Rikarasi, LFW
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This February, Indonesian-based fashion brand Schmiley Mo presented their new quirky collection "The story of Henry" at London Fashion Week. The main character is a cheery chicken with big dreams named Henrietta, who goes by the nickname of Henry. Henry came to show that out of the egg shell you can be everything you want and find happiness without asking other people for their approval.

Schmiley Mo, the label of Indonesian blogger Diana Rikarasi, is a whimsical and playful fashion brand, founded in 2010. The label is a great source for playful fun clothes for daily wear. Their loose-cut signature allows layering as many pieces as you want together. The story of Henry is the third collection of Schmiley Mo.

In this fun collection, Diana Rikarasi features a creative twist on knit and crochet, combined with denim, fringes, and polka-dotted tulle. I am head over heels for the bubbly pieces and can't wait for Henry to join my wardrobe! Come here chick, chick, chick!

Visit Schmiley Mo here 
or shop from their UK stockist Ownthelook.