Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I was lost for a while,

I don't know if I found my way back yet,

till I am where I'm supposed to be,

in life and blogging,

find me on tumblr.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Links á la Mode

links a la mode

The Countdown Begins

Edited by Dramatis Personae

The countdown has begun–not only until the end of the year–but until the end of the first decade in the 21st century. That’s kind of amazing to think about.
Styletastic and Sway, Sway, Away! both look at fashion from the Oughts with two distinctly different visions. [the3st] interviews the founder of ModCloth, while Wicked & Whimsy reviews Closet Confidential (by the hilarious Winona of DaddyLikey fame!).

Since this will be my last edit of links a la mode for this year, see you all in 2010!

Links à la Mode : December 17th

  • 39thandbroadway.com: – How Brands Get Burned By Celebs

  • A Typical Atypical: – Suffering from Buyers Remorse: The Real Deal

  • Brunette and Pink: – Makeup Tutorial: Leighton Meester Inspired Winged-out Smoky Eye Look

  • DailyDivaDish – Create a sparkling New Year’s look with the Tarte Treasure Chest Giveaway. Enter to this limited edition kit.

  • Friend in Fashion – Sugar and spice and all things nice – Unearthing the unique designs of the fabulous, Arizona based designer Monique Martinez, through the captive lense of Galaxie Andrews.

  • Grit and Glamour: – The Trend Conundrum–rends are a tricky thing; what makes some women look so pulled together is not a wardrobe full of the latest styles and trends, but the ability to know which ones to avoid.

  • i'm the it girl: – My Love Affair With Hermes and the Great Debate: Kelly or Birkin?

  • Idiosyncratic Style: – 12 Great Holiday DIY Projects – give something special this year (even if you are short on time and money)

  • kaKofonie Of si(gh)lenS: – My most amazing (and green!) find this year: Denim Therapy, a company who will restore your tattered favorite jeans to like-new condition. Seriously.

  • La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society: – Combats are stomping their way back into style

  • Pursed Lips: – Thoughts/quotes on Lady Gaga as a powerful tool, if a difficult one to reach, for designers.

  • Style on a String – Getting down to the wire: Gifts for the Stylish Geek who is kind of Girly too

  • Styletastic: – As the 00’s are coming to en end, we look back at the fashion memories that will define the decade. Ah the memories!

  • Sway Sway Away!: – Sway Sway Away! presents Caitie’s bitching and moaning on the worst trends of the Aughts.

  • THE COVETED – Love it or Leave it : Rodarte for Target

  • The Fashion Planner: – The Fashion Planner shows you how to make a jaunty beret.

  • The Working Wardrobe: – Beware of “business casual” being too casual for the workplace.

  • tick tick heart: – A focus on the varying fashions of some of our quirkier leading ladies in film.

  • White Rabbit: – Pros and Contras of Artificial Nails

  • Wicked Whimsy: – Closet Confidential: A Review

  • [the3st]: – Success & Getting There: Interview with Susan of ModCloth.com

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jimmy Choo @ H&M

Well as most of you girls will already know, Today H&M released their anticipated Jimmy Choo line. The line, which was fashioned byJimmy Choo designer Tamara Mellon, launched at 200 stores world wide including Munich! So ... I was there and successfully purchesed my new now and for ever favorite pair of shoes (till I can affored real ones which will probably be never).

The scenes I saw today! It was stuff war movies are made of!! Seriously if some of this women where soldiers ...

To prevent the madness of the Matthew Williams line launch on April 23th, H&M has published strict rules for shopping the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection. And believe me, they were sooo necessary!

What do I do if I arrive before opening hours?

If there is a line, please wait in line and H&M store staff will inform you how to shop.

How does the queing system work?

The first 160 people in line will receive a bracelet; on the bracelet you will be given a specific time for shopping in our designated area. The bracelets are only needed for the women's shoes, bags and accessories. Customers shopping the men's collection or the women's garments will not require a bracelet.

When your time has come, we will let you into the designated area to shop. Our goal is to create a better shopping experience for all of our customers.

If you are not one of the 160 first in line, you will of course have the opportunity to shop from the rest of collection or within H&M. After about two hours we will also open up the designated area for all of our customers.

To make sure as many customers as possible are able to buy from the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection, we have a limitation. Every customer can buy the whole collection but with a limitation of buying maximum one per product, i.e. not more than one size (shoes/garments) or piece (accessories) per product per customer. The limitation covers the whole Jimmy Choo for H&M Collection. Your place in line does not guarantee any items from the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection.

I actually overheard girls in the Zara changing room who were upset because they camped out since 5 am in front of the store and still didn't get all they wanted!!

Well sometimes you just have to be lucky!! We arrived at the store exactly 9:30am (opening time) of course they wouldn't let people without a colored bracelet in before 12:00.

When we came back after a quiet breakfast which we spend sulking and hating on everyone with a Jimmy Choo Shopping Bag, there were still shoes left (barely but still)! Pushing through what felt like 1 mio people, we finally arrived at the back of the store where they kept the shoes.

My friend Katrin grabed the first pair of shoes for me and they even where my size (I hoped because it differs depending on the brand). I didn't even look at anything else that moment (store was almost sold out anyway), just found myself a corner where I could try them on without being killed!! Seriously people tried snatching them out of my hands (or of my feet!!) while I was still trying them on!!!

But they didn't fit!! I gave them to the desperate looking girl sitting next to me with her mom almost crying because they sold out! Well at least someone was happy (they were her size, lucky her)! So I pushed my way out (jewls were out first I didn't see any bling in the whole store, although Katrin saw 2 pieces somewhere).

But as I passed the cash register a girl ditched an open box next to me and walked away and in the box ... dum dum dum ... the right shoes in the right size!! I snatched them up right as another one was grabbing for them, hugged them closely to my body and ignoring the bitching and evil looks walked past her and her hating friend right to the next open register!! I guess it was my reward for not acting like a total lunatic throughout all of it!! Today I really used up all the luck libras supposedly have!

Me and my new JC

Hope you enjoyed my overly dramatic story but I just watched Pride and Prejudges and am in an overly dramatic mood ;)

Picture sources:
source: http://www.20min.ch
and me :)

Links á la Mode

links a la mode

Finding what works…

Edited by Jennine

Man, editing the links this week was painful, only because there were so many fantastic posts, so be sure to check them all out in the
IFB forums! This week we have loads of great interviews, a few wonderful lookbooks from our members, and had a recurring theme of personalizing style, from the DIY projects from M.I.S.S., Monoxious.com, Quirky Fashion, to customizing trends on Clutch 22, dramatis personae and The Art of Accessories we’re finding what works!

Links à la Mode : November 12th

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Links á la Mode


Our Differences Unite Us

Edited by Fashion Pulse Daily

Coming off of Ashe Mischief's
Independent Fashion Blogger's Post (Good Cop/Bad Cop: Participating in Links a la Mode), you all brought your A-game in posting the links a la mode -- which made it extra hard to edit! This week, the theme that I saw emerging throughout the posts is one of celebrating our unique diversity; each site has a different take and approach to fashion, art, beauty, media, lifestyle, music - you name it! From the dry shampoo trials at Dramatis Personae to Le Petite Cecile's observations regarding the bleached eyebrow trend, you all brought a new perspective to each topic at hand, a sign that indicates how wonderful and creative the blogosphere truly is. Get even more excited for Halloween with cmykaboom and Idiosyncratic Style costume suggestions that are sure to make you smile, along with DenimDebutante's discovery of the "zipholder". All in all, one things' for certain: we've got an amazing community of bloggers!

As expected, there was a fabulous
round-up of links in the forum as well, all worthy of your eyeballs!

Links à la Mode : October 29th

Halloween and All Saints

Halloween again and as usual being in Germany nobody really dressed up! But I really really wanted to, so I had an undercover costume, something that is costume-y but also could pass as me being well different :)

The Wicked Witch ;)

You know what they say about red heads?
They are wicked ...

DIY Adler Lace Leggings into Sleeves
Clockhouse Dress
DM Tights
Jennifer Tailor Ankle Boots
Gironacci Purse

Originally I planed this outfit with a witches hat and a floor long black silk cape, but as it was THE UNDERCOVER WICKED WITCH COSTUME ...

All Saints

On All Saints its tradition to go to the morning service in our cute little village church which includes the blessing of the graves. Its 20 minutes service and than we stand by my grandmothers grave till the priest walks by. Usually it takes ages, so everyone is bundled up like there's another ice age coming.

Esprit Coat
Ralph Lauren Sweater
Yessica Pencil Skirt
DM Woolen Tights
Jennifer Tailor Ankle Boots
H&M Woolen Hat
Gironacci Purse

And yes I still was froze to the floor thank you very much, took till now to get really warm again!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Finally back from the States I had soo much going on, I just found time to post today!
I bought loads of stuff, of which almost nothing is really blog worthy ... only basic cloth like Polos and Sweater, Tank Tops aso.

Here two Outfits from this week, drinking coffee with my girls and losing all sense of time over wine and chatter ...

Ichi Coat
Ralph Lauren Woolen Sweater
Victoria Secret Tank Top
Tommy Hilfiger Jeans
Overkee Boats

and grey H&M Hat

Fishbone Dress
Stock Long Sleeve Shirt
Pieces Pearl neckless worn as bracelet
DM tights and Overknee Boots

I see it already ... going to wear these boots all winter!! I bought them in an Outlet in Smithville and am wearing them with almost everything ever since back in freezing Germany! I was looking for flat cute Overknees that doesn't make me look like a revisit of Pretty Woman and I think I found them!

Links á la Mode

Thrifty Chic

Edited by Retro Chick

There’s a thrifty feel abound in this weeks Links á la Mode. Maybe we’re all saving money for Christmas, or perhaps we’re all those recessionistas I hear so much about. Oranges and Apples spends a week living out of a capsule wardrobe to prove it can be done, Further Ado tells us why “Investment Dressing” is just another way that Fashion Magazines try and part us from our cash, Style Symmetry shows us 3 ways to work the same plaid blazer and Fashion is my Crush saves money by making her own studded vest (that’s a waistcoat if you’re British…)

As the end of October creeps closer and the nights draw in this weeks Links á la Mode also, inevitably, includes some Halloween inspiration from The New Wave and Style Amor along with the usual amazing mix of give-aways, interviews and reviews that we’ve come to expect.

Of course, if you need more tips and tricks remember to check out all the submissions for this week in the
Links á la Mode thread.

Links à la Mode : October 22nd

  • A Typical Atypical – Make me a… 1940’s wartime woman

  • Awakened Aesthetic – Men need sexy shoes too! Awakened Aesthetic searches for the best men’s dress shoes…and all of them are vegan.

  • Bobbins and Bombshells – Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes. A modern Hitchcock Blonde with a guitar.

  • Fashion in my eyes – Revlon fantasy eyelashes review and giveaway

  • Fashion is My Crush – DIY Embellished Vest: make your own hardware strewn vest with some beads, studs & chains.

  • Fasshonaburu – Alyssa & Vyque go to the local Shecky’s Girl’s Night Out

  • ferOHHHsh – Blatant Designer Knockoffs- Not just in the back of vans anymore.

  • Further Ado – Investment dressing – is it a real investment, or another women’s magazine catch-phrase used to encourage us to buy, buy, buy?

  • Idiosyncratic Style – Q & A with amazing photographer Dana Brushette

  • kaKofonie Of si(gh)lenS – Emily Howse A look at an up-and-coming fashion graduate with a taste for ethical production, architectural inspired pieces, and plenty of ruffles.

  • Little Miss Makeup – Brown is the new gray! Learn how to do a smoky eye for daytime.

  • Oranges and Apples – The Capsule Wardrobe Challenge: Roundup and Reflections

  • Prom Mafia – 80s Done Right: How to Rock the 80s Fashion Trend

  • Retro Chick – Win an organic cotton jumper, worth £70 from Urban Buzz

  • slsvgg Fashion – Lily Allen’s jewellery line has finally been released in Selfridges

  • Style Amor – Need Costume inspiration with a bad ass fashionable twist?

  • Style Symmetry – Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Blazer This Season!

  • Styletastic – A roundup of SS2010 runway shoes – what will we all be wanting to wear on our feet next summer? (Or not as the case may be)

  • The Coveted – Behind the Scenes at Christian Francis Roth

  • The New Wave – DIY Halloween inspiration from the S/S 2010 runway shows

  • The Working Wardrobe – Something to Remember: Your Work Attire Not Only Represents You, It Represents Your Workplace. Think Before You Dress.

Little Sailor

Like every year my friend Tanjas Birthday Party was the event of the season...
This years topic: Boats'N'Hoes
I dressed my cute Sailorette Bootie in a cute Marine inspired outfit

Top, Skirt and Belt from H&M
Macy's Bracelet and Pieces Earings
white Hunkemöller Stayup Tights
Sailer Hat and Collar from Ebay

and Bellucci Peeptoes

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Over Seas

It's me!
I am back for and I know I neglected the blog AGAIN!
But this time I have a good excuse!
I was at work when I gigantic raccoon attacked my city! I had to hunt it down to a small village in the Antes where I found my prince charming who was injured while he was trying to save a toddler who was about to get tramped to death!! I stayed at his bed day and night and they unfortunately don't have Internet there! When he started to get better we got married by this lovely lake in the mountains and had many babies while I still started a carrier as Personal Manager of the local corner shop ...

No seriously I was super busy!

Tonight as in 8 hours I will leave for my big trip across the ocean! Visiting my friend Christina in North Carolina!!

Sooo excited!!

I have all the outfits!! Here a little preview ...

On the Plane

I am planing on taking the belt of so I will have a comfy Xtra wide shirt and tights combo for the 15 hours flight!


summery for the good days

Warmer for the not so great but still good days (obviously we will only have great days in my mind because I am the most naive optimist sometimes ;))

Party, Clubbing aso.

I had all the Outfits photographed but no time to upload all of them so you will have to wait till I am back in 3 weeks to see them :)

As I plan an going crazy shopping over there my luggage has to be super light! I only packed like 15 kg and they allow 23 kg on the plane! So I have 8 kg + 8kg Carry-On left to shop!!

Most outfits I packed are versatile so I created an entire wardrobe out of only a couple of things! And I can tell you, it was a challenge if I ever had one ;)

I packed:

3 pair of jeans
1 jeans mini
4 tanktops
7 Tees of which some are oversized and can be worn as dress with leggings
1 leggings
7 summer tops most of which can be dressed up for going out
3 tops for only going out (because its the most important!!)
lots of accessories!
4 sweaters (one actually a dress but I can wear it as a sweater with some ajustments)
2 hoodies
1 summer dress
1 bikini
2 pair of sunglasses
1 black clutch
2 hats
1 pair of black dressy shoes
1 pair of chucks
1 pair of flip flips
and !!!!roll up flats!!! they are so cool, silver and black and can be rolled into a tiny bag to fit in a purse!

CU in 18 days!!