Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Pink-Haired Diva

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Little Big Shot, Swiss Fashionblogger, pink-haired blogger
Marc Jacobs, Little Big Shot, orange and pink handbag
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Charlotte Simone, Devoi Clothing, fashion blogger
Marc Jacobs, fashion blogger, street style
pink bob, pink hair, swiss fashion blogger
Charlotte Simone, Marc Jacobs, streetstyle
ootd, streetstyle, swissfashionblogger

"What would you do if you ever get bored of colours?" somebody asked me recently. "How could I?" was my urge to say, because for me, to live and wear colours is the most natural thing in the world. As essential as breathing, eating and laughing. There is no why, only a lot of why not's.

But since I wanted to confuse that person a little bit, I started a wild story about a rainbow living in my wardrobe and whenever I open my closet I come out all colourful day after day. Like Narnia, but in rainbow colours. And who would ever get bored of going to Narnia?

Maybe that person thought I am either crazy or on drugs, but hey: If wearing colours is so much out of somebody's comfort zone, then it's certainly a sign that this zone needs enlargement! Yes, I agree, dressing in colours needs a bit of courage (but only a tiny little bit). You might provide somebody with a target, but you have fun and eventually might discover that it makes you feel good. I am absolutely sure that person mastered challenges a million times more difficult in his life, so no need to be afraid of colours at all! After all, they neither bite or hurt.

When I styled this look, I thought about classical divas and wanted to create a modern easy diva version, that fits my quirky nature. I went for rather classical cuts, but an unusual and flashy colour combination. How could I not discover before how well orange actually goes with pink? Of course no diva without a glamorous scarf, big glasses, and gloves and big earrings. My aim was to revive that spirit from Shirley Maclaine in "What a Way to Go!" from 1961, but in a toned down way. Maybe the look a diva would wear if she goes grocery shopping or grabs some fast food at her local organic store before returning to her pink pool at home. How I love my colourful life…

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My Outfit:
Skirt and Top: Devoi, Cardigan: Sibling, Tights: Monki, Shoes: Ego, Bag: Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Gucci, Earrings: Happiness Boutique, Belt: Vintage, Gloves: Moschino, Scarf: Charlotte Simone

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Let's Join a Revolution, the Fashion Revolution!

Fashion Revolution, Sustainable fashion, who made my clothes
Fashion Revolution, Sustainable fashion, who made my clothes
Fashion Revolution, Sustainable fashion, who made my clothes
Fashion Revolution, Sustainable fashion, who made my clothes
Fashion Revolution, Sustainable fashion, who made my clothes
Fashion Revolution, Sustainable fashion, who made my clothes

Do you know who and under what conditions the things you wear are made? This is exactly the question the Fashion Revolution asks with the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes. The global movement Fashion Revolution believes in a fashion industry that respects the environment and the people working in the industry just as much as creativity and asks for more transparency about production.

As a fashion blogger, there is nothing that I love more than fashion, but I wish to live in a world where people or our planet don't have to suffer for this pleasure. I suspected a long time ago that fast fashion must come with a higher price than written on the tag and watching movies such as "The True Cost" completely opened my eyes.

I can't get pictures such as the horrible scene of how in 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed out of my head. Nearly 1200 people died and 2500 got injured when this manufacturing building for clothing for big global brands crashed down like a house of cards. Workers reported cracking plaster days before the incident but they were sent back to their posts and the fact that the building was unsafe was ignored due to cost pressure. It's five years since this happened and clearer than ever that there is an extreme need for change in the industry! A disaster like Rana Plaza should never ever happen again!

How can I keep going and loving what I wear knowing it might be made under very unsafe conditions, physical and verbal abuse and with far too less pay? This made me see fast fashion as what it was: Something that makes us all poor. I don't promise I will never wear a fast fashion brand again, but I plead for all of us paying more attention, trying to buy less but better and make a choice for fair brands with our buys more often. Let's make a statement and tell labels that we are not fine with paying any price for our clothes – and I don't mean the price written on the tag but what lies behind production!

Now you might say that this is all true and like you feel too but that we can't do something anyway. Yes, I agree it's impossible for us to visit every factory and see with our own eyes if human rights are respected, but we can demand more transparency from the brands and shops where we leave our money. We can all ask them #WhoMadeMyClothes and keep asking with persistence till the brands listen to us. Because the Fashion Revolution is millions of people all over the world, in Switzerland, it's me and hopefully you soon too!

On the 28th of April, there is a Fashion Revolution Day happening in Switzerland for everybody who wants to join. There will be a market for 30 sustainable brands, workshops, movie screenings of "The True Cost" and "Blue River", performances, a fashion show and even a party. Entrance is free.

Find out more here and let's meet there!

The blue-haired model is my gorgeous friend, seamstress, zero waste warrior and queen of braids Bonnie Lassie. Pictures by RnD Photography. Event organized by the lovely Anina Muttter with yummy catering from Farmy.

What I wear: Blue top and multicoloured maxi skirt: Sanikai, Red skirt: Armedangels,
Red Top: Jungle Folk, Hat: Mama Tierra, Earrings: L.O.M.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet: It All Starts with a Kiss

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, review, beauty blogger
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, review, beauty blogger
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, review, beauty blogger
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, review, beauty blogger
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, review, beauty blogger
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, review, beauty blogger

The lipstick is my favourite makeup tool and the beauty essential that makes me always feel feminine and beautiful. I love my lipsticks bright, high in pigments and with a matte finish.

Therefore I was very excited to hear that Clarins released a new matte version of its legendary golden Lipstick. After silky Joli Rouge and shiny Rouge Joli Brilliant, this is the third finish of the line and the one I've been anticipating.

Joli Rouge Velvet is a longlasting and hydrating lipstick with a creamy texture. Thanks to its base of organic Salicornia extract and apricot oil it's exactly as moisturizing as Clarins promises. I found Joli Rouge Velvet very easy to apply because it glides very gently on the skin. The elegant golden packaging is another bonus for a little bit of movie star glamour in the handbag.

It comes in 10 striking shades, so there must be one for every girl, no matter if you are the plum type, spicy chili, grenadine or rather pink cranberry. All you need to do is choose and smile.

Be ready to be kissed wearing your Joli Rouge Velvet, cause it always all starts with a kiss. ;-)

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Monday, 2 April 2018

Say Hello to Kitty and a Girl With Trousers

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Saint Laurent, heartshaped glasses, Hello Kitty
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Damur, fashionblogger, denim trousers
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heartshaped glasses, Damur, GCDS
Damur, fashionblogger, streetstyle
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ootd, Hello Kitty, pink hair
Damur, widelegged trousers, Hello Kitty

It's kind of funny: Most girls I know wear trousers all the time and rarely go for a skirt or dress while I am the complete opposite. Last year we did a group picture with about 150 people and while looking at it I realized I was the only one wearing a skirt. Me and the trousers, it's a very short story with only small numbers: In six years of blogging I only shot four looks with trousers, two of them sports outfits with leggings (no chance to wear skirts), one of them a hotpants look (which technically doesn't really count as a trouser), one with palazzo pants most people mistook for a maxi skirt and the last one was a look with a jeans hiding under a kimono.

So let's be honest and face it: I never did a genuine trousers look before and even if my wardrobe is massive I only got two or three pairs of trousers (besides my gym leggings) which are all stored on the bottom and get rarely touched. This makes today's look quite a premiere, doesn't it?

Finally, I found a pair of trousers I like and it hit me completely by surprise at nearly eleven o'clock in the night at the Fashionhotel shortly before the shops were about to close. I tried them on and was absolutely happy, felt pretty and my rather short legs looked twice as long wearing them.

Probably it has to do with my better body shape thanks to the sports program I started last year as well, that I finally feel well and confident enough to wear trousers. I'll stick to loving skirts, but it's great if you find out you can wear more things than you thought and your body is probably better than you actually thought. Dear gym, I'll continue to visit you!

As my trousers would say:
Look pretty, play dirty! (Ok maybe I will not play dirty, but whatever ;-))

My Outfit:
Jumper: GCDS, Trousers: Damur, Sunnies: Saint Laurent, Beret: Vintage,
Earrrings: Asos, Bag: La Petite Box, Bangles: Les Georgettes, Ring: Mood, Belt: Vintage

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