Tuesday, 31 October 2017

It’s All Going Down

Leah Williams, layering dresses, pink hair
Leah Williams, fashion blogger, layering dresses
Leah Williams, Gucci, blogger look
pink haired blogger, Gucci glitter sunglasses, unionjack gloves
Kat Maconie, rainbow sandals, gina
Unionjack gloves, Furla inflatable bag, blogger
blogger look, Leah Williams, Australian designer
Leah Williams, dress, origami knot
pink hair, Gucci, glitter sunglasses
Kat Maconie, sandals, rainbow
origami knot dress, Leah Williams, origami knot dress
Leah Williams, Australian fashion designer, blogger look
fashion blogger, shoes, Kat Maconie

Don’t worry: Ok maybe not all but just the temperature is going down. It’s that time again where girls are tempted to let their beautiful dresses in the wardrobe. It’s getting chilly, and your arms and legs start to feel like frozen icicles, brrrrrrrr!

I say it’s a shame for the dresses to sleep like Cinderella and wait for Prince Summer. I have a better idea: Ignore the weather as long as possible. And if nothing else helps let’s layer, let’s combine and create hot looks no matter the weather!

Today's outfit is a dress and sheer top combo. I own the top at least for ten years, it's not spectacular on its own but offers nearly endless options to combine it. And this is why it’s a real survivor of all wardrobe clear-outs.  Ok I admit, it's not a very warm outfit, but this is how I dress for events, of course with a long coat to keep me warm on my way there.

The actual star of this look is, of course, the Origami Knot Dress by Australian designer Leah Williams. Gosh, how I love this dress! How the bands move when I walk and how you can tie them in different ways… A dream! You might see me teaming it up with a turtleneck and thick tights for a more winterproof combo.

What is your strategy to survive colder days without looking boring?

My Outfit:
Dress: Leah Williams, Top: Not recent, Shoes & Tote: Kat Maconie, Handbag: Furla, Sunglasses: Gucci, Gloves & Beret: Vintage

Monday, 23 October 2017

Lovely Perfume Review: Aura by Mugler

Mugler, Aura, perfume review
Mugler, Aura, perfume review
Mugler, Aura, perfume review
Mugler, Aura, perfume review

Everybody knows: I am a Mugler girl! I love to watch videos of old Mugler fashion shows and even if I like a lot of perfumes, there is one I always return: Mugler's Alien, my only true love when it comes to perfumes.

Therefore I was very curious when I heard about Aura, the new Mugler scent. I just knew that it must be innovative and different to all the mainstream on the perfume shelves. The emerald green bottle looks unmistakable Mugler and extraordinarily beautiful. Like all Mugler flacons, it's refillable which is a big plus in times when sustainability becomes more and more an issue. Like Angel and Alien, its name starts with an "A," standing for the brand's theme "addiction. The silver part of the bottle forms an "M" for Mugler like a bold signature.

But let's move to the essential thing and discuss how it smells: Aura is a woody aromatic fragrance. It features rhubarb leaf, tiger liana, orange blossom, bourbon vanilla and wolf wood. The concept of Aura is "botanical meets animal, " and it creates a magical aura with an overdose of both two components.

My first impression was that it's a sweet but somehow wild musky scent. Not as crazy as Angel and Alien, but challenging and imposing. I have to think of Emerald City hidden in a thick jungle when I see the beautiful green heart. After wearing Aura for few times, I like it even better, and it grew on me. I caught myself smelling my wrist very often while wearing it and missing it when it's gone.

Like all Mugler perfumes, Aura is not everybody's darling, but the seekers of uniqueness will fall for it not despite but because of its edginess. Wearing Aura is not a safe play, but a fragrance for the adventurous woman on a bold journey called life.

Aura, you will sit next to Alien on my shelf, and I'll be happy to have you keeping me company and telling me to listen to my feline instincts! Yes I am addicted.

This post contains sponsored products.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Sara in Pattern Land

pattern look, blogger outfit, pink hair
House of Holland, pink hair, swissfashionblogger
ego shoes, purple boots, zigzagzurich
blogger style, sun jellies, seventies dress
Swarovski, Charriol, zigzagzurich
sunglassspot, blogger, sunglasses
sunglasses, yellow lenses, pink hair
ego official,, purple boots, shoe style
Clover Canyon, seventies dress, pink haired blogger
blogger style, swissfashionblogger, sun jellies
sun jellies, plastic bag, zigzagzurich
swissfashionblogger, style blogger, clover canyon
Sun Jellies, swissfashionblogger, beach bag

Patterns, patterns, patterns! It might be simpler to wear plain fabrics solely, but incredibly sad to miss the beauty of geometry, the diversity, creativity, and playfulness brought into your life by patterns.

Let's be bold, let's mix and match, let's bring together what might not seem to fit at first sight. And last but not least: Let's never be satisfied with the easy choice if there lies a pattern challenge ahead! Go pattern crazy!

In August, I and my darling visited Lisbon. This journey gave me an extra boost of strong pattern love. It's amazing how pretty the city is with all its cute, colourful houses and painted tiles. I believe living in a town like this must influence the mind in a very positive way and is indeed a different inspiration than being surrounded by a grey environment.

These pictures could have been taken in Lisbon, and you might be surprised when I tell you we took them in Zurich. My friends from ZigZagZurich created this wall at their new headquarter and turned an ordinary building into a very instagrammable place. I'll certainly be back for more pictures, and maybe I'm inspiring you too.

Would you like to hear about my adventures and favourite spots in Lisbon in a post?

My Outfit:
Dress: Clover Canyon, Bag: Sun Jellies, Sunglasses: Sunglass Spot, Shoes: Ego, Bangle: Charriol, Earrings: House of Holland, Eye Ring: Swarovski, Heart Ring: Nina Bee, Green Ring: Miaki, Wall Patterns: ZigZagZurich

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Knitted with Love by Yaya

Yaya, knit wear, handmade
Yaya, Beatriz Wuersch, knitting
Yaya, knit wear, hood
Yaya, Beatriz Wuersch, knit wear
Yaya, Beatriz Wuersch, knit wear
Beatriz Wuersch, knit wear, Yaya
Yaya, knit wear, winter fashion
Yaya, Beatriz Wuersch, knit wear
Yaya, Beatriz Wuersch, knit wear
Yaya, Beatriz Wuersch, knit wear

Do you remember the knitting work of your grandmother made with all her love and attention to every stitch? Swiss Designer Beatriz Würsch brings that feeling back with her label Yaya.

Beatriz loves to knit and uses her needles wherever she is – only in restaurants and bars they rest(although she thinks that's odd). Very often she encounters people who ask her about knitting, and it's the start of conversations and them telling her stories of their lives. I imagine Beatriz weaving parts of those stories into her beautiful handmade fabrics made of alpaca, cashmere, merino or silk yarn.

The pieces made by Beatriz and her team of local craftswomen are using old sewing patterns with a contemporary twist. In a world of global mishmash, Yaya is a piece of local identity to be worn by forward-thinking people who care about design and sustainability.

I am honoured to be one of the faces of this new collection because I instantly felt the love this woman puts in her work. I loved how the oversized jumpers changed my silhouette and of course how fluffy they are. Thank you, Beatriz, for making me part of your world of knitted joie de vivre!

Visit Yaya online: gestricktes.ch, Buy the products here: schaufensterklub.ch

Photography: Nora dal Cero, Make-up and Hair: Sandra Gimmel, Styling: Beatriz Würsch, Models: Silvia Ammann/Sara Streule