Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Lately on Instagram













It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, the weather sadly isn't yet (I'm one of these dreamers who is always hoping for snow before Christmas), but everything else is. 
I am wearing big knits and faux-fur coats (no December without knitted jumpers), I have decorated my home for the season and have already been to early Christmas dinners. 
Last week I really got into the Christmas spirit when visiting Liseberg park in Gothenburg with my family. I loved the abundance of kitschy Christmas lights and the Swedish Christmas market (there were reindeers!). For more information about the above photos visit my Instagram.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Beauty favourites




I love trying new beauty products and I must admit I rarely stay true to cosmetic brands (I always fall for new promises as well as textures and scents). But there are some products which have made it onto my winter beauty toplist and which I will definitely buy again once they're used up. Of course I need to share these with you. 
From left to right (first photo): Aesop's "Damascan Rose Facial Treatment" (I do not use this every day, but only when my skin feels particularly dry). Estée Lauder's famous "Advanced Night Repair Serum" (I use it every night before my night cream). "The Express Anti-Fatigue Eye Contour Solution" by Evidens de Beauté (this is basically an eye treatment in a pen, which I apply whenever the contours of my eyes feel like they need some extra love). Caudalie's "Beauty Elixir" facial spray (refreshing and highly addictive). "Ageloc Transforming night" by Nu Skin (I like how this night cream makes my skin feel, plus it's neither too heavy nor too light).  
Something for the hair: Revlon's "Uniq One Coconut Treatment" (a leave-in treatment I use after washing my hair. If you love coconut you have to get this!). 
Lip balm by Diptyque Paris (I use this before I go to bed). Two hand creams because they are equally great (both in textures as in scents): Byredo's "Blanche" (I love love love this scent and I am so happy I can now get it not only as perfume but as hand cream, body wash, body lotion, ...), and "Arabesque wood" by & other stories
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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas gift guide



If you have started to think about what to get friends and family for Christmas, here are some ideas for girlfriends, sisters, and mothers. From top to bottom: dark chocolate selection (it seems like a boring gift, but I disagree. Here's a test: Do you like chocolate? Yes? And when was the last time you have treated yourself to a luxurious chocolate selection? Never? ... So ...), lightning bolt ear studs by Sydney Evan, pistol necklace by Ivy & Liv, neon pink notebook by Leuchtturm (who doesn't like a little pink/neon in their lives?), holographic iPad case by Marc by Marc Jacobs, glitter socks by Topshop (socks need some glamour, too!), sunglasses by Le Specs, luggage tag by Smythson (makes travelling no matter where so much better), "Gypsy Water" body wash by Byredo, and glitter nail polish by & other stories.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Million Dollar Christmas Wishlist


It has a long tradition that I make unattainable wishlists for Christmas on a regular basis. Here's what I'd like to get myself at the moment: Miu Miu glitter sunglasses, Catbird moon & star necklace, MSGM pullover with patches, Givenchy Antigona bag, Church's studded brogues, "Fleur d'Oranger" by Le Labo, collected poems by Rilke, crystal table lamp by Lee Broom, and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel".

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Welcome to Dallas


To feel most confident in my clothes I have to dress either like the wannabe-member of a rock band (did I tell I actually used to play in a band? See.) or like the cast member of a Western movie. Here, I am trying to go for the latter. I'm wearing my shearling coat from H&M's studio collection, a Zara shirt, Paige jeans and Topshop western boots. The coffee doesn't go with the outfit but it was necessary due to acute November-greyness. 

Monday, 17 November 2014

BLK DNM



The search for the perfect skinny leather trousers can be a difficult one. I own a pair of skinny J Brands, and while I liked it very much when I bought it, the leather has stretched quite a bit over time, which means that the trousers are not as skinny anymore as I would like them to be ... Big problem, I know, but we still have to address it, no? ;)
I had been looking for another pair of skinny leather trousers for a while but was never sure which one to get - and now I can finally share a recommendation. Enter BLK DNM. I love the silver zippers and quilted details of the above trousers. I'm sure they'll become a new wardrobe staple this winter (got them at Anita Hass).
What I'm wearing with them: T-Shirt by Zara, cardigan by Monki, Chloé "Susanna" boots (which I found on ebay) and Chanel Boy bag.
Shop my wardrobe here.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Budget Beauty


Of course I like to indulge in luxury cosmetics from time to time, but there are some everyday products that have become favourites over the years and that really do not cost a lot.
Above are four of my beauty staples that I wanted to share with you. I have been using Maybelline's liquid eyeliner for years -  maybe because I have gotten so used to its brush and texture, for me it works best to create that cateye line.
When it comes to lip colour, in contrast, there isn't one brand that I like most. You can find anything from YSL, Chanel and Armani to drugstore brands in my bathroom. I own several lip sticks from the "Color Sensational" line by (again) Maybelline and, if you ask me, "Coral Pop" is one of the best colours among them.
I only recently came across the LCN blusher "Peaches and Cream" and it quickly became a favourite. It smells amazing (nomen est omen, I guess) and has a lovely discreet shimmering effect.
Last but not least, if - like me - you are a person who is never patient enough to wait for nail polish to dry, you simply must try out Astor's quick dry topcoat. It has made my life a lot easier.

Friday, 7 November 2014

New in my shop


I just wanted to let you know that I have added A LOT of new things to my shop. I am trying to reduce my wardrobe a bit and I have decided to sell things like my Iro biker gilet, Miu Miu Vitello Lux bag, many accessories, shoes, jewellery, jeans, ... Have a look! 
If you are interested in an item but not a member of Maedchenflohmarkt, you can also email me at rosycheeks@hotmail.de. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

In my fur






This jacket is going to become a good friend of mine this winter. You might have seen it here and it's still available in the Asos store. I love that it's super soft and fits very much like a vintage fur coat (without that greasy feel that old fur tends to get). I'm wearing it with a grey tank top by Paige, very old Topshop Baxter jeans and Topshop Arson Flame western boots (seen in the last picture). 
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Monday, 3 November 2014

Interior inspiration: vintage rugs







Once it gets colder and we have to spend more time indoors I know I will begin to work on my apartment again. I need to buy paint and repaint some furniture, I still have to find the perfect dining table, I need to buy more lamps (beautiful lamps make such a difference!), and I'd love to get some old, worn out rugs for the hallway.
Image sources here.
More interior inspiration here.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

October wishlist


With this post I confirm what I said about the renaissance of my teenage wardrobe. Yes, the plaid skirt, too, is back. However, today I'd like to wear it as a longer, more feminine, less school girl skirt. And definitely I need a pair of heavy, boyish loafers to go with it. From top to bottom: sunglasses by Miu Miu, opal ring by wwake (I am obsessed with opals! Aren't they the most beautiful stones on this planet?!), jumper by Tibi, plaid skirt by Steffen Schraut, bag by Saint Laurent, and shiny tassle loafers by Mellow Yellow

By the way: I have added a lot of new things to MY STORE – Lala Berlin, Zara, Le Specs, Topshop, French Connection, Pilgrim ... Go check it out!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Teen spirit





In my early teens I used to own a black suede and shearling coat (anybody remember H&M's brand "Rocky"?), while my preferred boots were black Doc Martens. It seems like fashion history is repeating itself on a personal level, too. 
Above you can see one of my favourite looks of the moment. I feel so comfortable in my new lace up boots (a Zara bargain!) and that H&M shearling jacket (I'm so in love with its oversize egg shape. ... I'm afraid I'll have to ignore my boyfriend's opinion here. Men don't seem to understand this look). The colour block jumper is by Hush – I've featured all of the named pieces before here –, the jeans are old Baxters by Topshop and the bag is Proenza Schouler.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

New season favourites






If you've seen my September wishlist you will know that I am very much in love with black and grey basics (yet again). So it's no surprise that the items I added to my wardrobe this season make a perfect monochrome ensemble. These are my current favourites (preferably worn with skinny black leather trousers): oversized shearling jacket (or rather: coat, if you're about my height) from H&M's studio collection, block jumper by Hush and Proenza Schouler PS1 wallet on a chain, chunky silver bangles and rings, lace-up boots by Zara, and handmade scandi style wool jumper (Danke, Mama!).