Friday, 20 March 2015

Packing for Tulúm

Maybe you have seen my mood board. Times flies. Now it's only a couple more days until we are leaving for Tulúm. Here are some of the things I will pack:

Boho blouse, vintage Levi's shorts and vintage leather bag, a bracelet that my sister made for me, "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt, and hair perfume by Byredo.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Lookbook Love: Lack of Color

I rarely post lookbook or campaign photos, but these are so perfect, they leave me no other choice. They were created by Brydie Mack behind and Alex Spencer in front of the camera (what a dream team!) for the Australian hat brand Lack of Color.

Sadly, I don't know what clothes they used for the photo shoot, otherwise I'd go buy the shirt, jeans and dress right now! I suppose we're looking at vintage clothes (another reason to run to the nearest thrift store).

I absolutely love the feel of the photos - and cannot wait for summer now.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Hola Hombre!

Maybe you saw my post about fringed jackets. I struck gold on Etsy (definitely go for a vintage jacket in lieu of the expensive designer version – which was inspired by the classic/vintage jackets anyway!). 

I wore my jacket for the first time yesterday, as part of an early spring look. My jeans are "Pop" by Acne, the boots are Chloé's "Susanna" boots, the bag is by Saint Laurent, the shirt is by Isabel Marant for H&M and the belt came from my mother's wardrobe. Oh, and the necklace, which you can barely see on the photos, is by catbird

Monday, 9 March 2015

My kind of "do"


What can I say, I'm not a "hairstyling person". Attempting a blow-dry, putting some "texture spray" on my hair, or wearing my hair in a chignon is as good as it gets when I try to style my hair. Maybe I am not patient enough or I simply lack the talent. But then again I like messy, kind of undone looking hair.

Here's some styling inspiration for easy and cool hairdos. I really want to try out the low, messy braid. ... And remember those tiny braids from your primary school years?

Photo sources.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

A spring edit

I'm on a "no shopping" diet – with Mexico ahead of me and a big investment behind me, I do not allow myself to go anywhere near a shopping street. There's just one little problem, obviously ... the internet. Here, the rule is: looking but no buying.

So when I surfed around some of my favourite online stores and put together a wishlist for spring, it was purely hypothetical, exclusively for inspiration. A visual reminder, in case I come across something very similar in, say, my mother's wardrobe that I can "borrow". ...  You know what I mean.

So, without further ado, here it is. Eye stone ring by Sophie by Sophie, printed blouse by Zara, snake effect boots by Topshop, jeans by Steve J & Yoni P via Net-a-Porter, suede fringe bag by Proenza Schouler via Matchesfashion, earrings by & Other Stories, belt by Acne Studios via Net-a-Porter, leo flats by Gianvito Rossi via Net-a-Porter, suede skirt by Topshop.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Welcome, Saint Laurent Sac de Jour

I have already given you a sneak-peek (and if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen it already): there is a new bag in my life.

Here's the backstory: My Proenza Schouler PS1 has been my favourite everyday bag for years and – as much as I still love it (a lot!) – I felt I needed a more sophisticated, a little more "grown up" bag beside it. So I thought about it and thought about it and after a while I felt very good about Saint Laurent's Sac de jour. I just wasn't entirely sure about the gold hardware (I love to mix metals but I am more of a silver girl) - so I hesitated. 
Then, Saint Laurent made a new version of the Sac de jour, in grained leather – and with silver hardware. And I knew I had found my bag. Eventually, I went for the medium size because it comes with a shoulder strap, and I know that I need to be able to throw my bag over my shoulder when I use it everyday (even a sophisticated tote bag). 

I found mine via Farfetch. It arrived only two days after I had placed my order, and so far I am very happy with it. I must admit, it is a bit of a change that I cannot just cram my supermarket shopping in my handbag (yes, I tend to do that when I stop by the supermarket after work and I did not think of bringing a canvas bag. Shame on me). The compartments of le Sac de jour are quite narrow and limited – big enough for my wallet, cosmetic bag, organiser, phone, keys and chewing gum, but now big enough to put an apple or yoghurt in (a smoothie bottle, however, works). But maybe it's better that way. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Waiting for the sun

Three more weeks and I'll be in Tulum, Mexico. This is the first time that I booked a long-distance holiday last-minute. We had been thinking about it for a while but did not look for flights until last week. When we found a pretty good offer for the flights I could not say no (well, at first I did and then I thought this chance was too good to let it pass). It wasn't easy to find availabilities in hotels/ cabañas - but now we're all set. 

I still have tons of work to do before we head off, but the prospect of white beaches and palm lined coasts makes it a lot easier. 
Also, this holiday will mark the break between two stages in my life and I am looking forward to the very exciting new chapter that lies ahead of me. Stay tuned. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The fringed jacket

I remember how, some years ago, I was looking for a leather jacket with fringes and it was really difficult to find one. Now, fringe jackets are everywhere - and I still love them! With the Western and Boho-Seventies trends (still) going strong this year, it seems there is practically no way around fringes. In terms of the jackets, you can choose between the fringe-adorned biker jacket or the suede "gringo" jacket.

Here are some of my favourite fringe jackets from this season: fringe biker jacket by 7 For All Mankind, "Curtis" jacket by Saint Laurent (comes in black, too), biker jacket with fringe details by Iro, suede Western jacket by Scotch & Soda, and fringe biker jacket by BLK DNM (available here). There's another fringed biker jacket - by Each x Other - available on the Outnet, and a suede-version by All Saints.

However, the best place to look for that kind of jacket is your nearest well-assorted vintage store or Etsy. Me, personally, I am still looking for the perfect suede jacket.

Photos by Free People, which is also a very good address for fringe jackets, WhoWhatWear, and Topshop.

Monday, 23 February 2015

25 hours in Berlin

I'm in Berlin quite regularly, but usually for work appointments – which means I never have the time to check out that restaurant or breakfast place I read about, to meet friends, ... etc.
So last weekend my boyfriend and me made a trip to Berlin "for pleasure", as airport immigration would say, in order to catch up on all that. Of course my list of places I wanted to go to and people I wanted to see was far too long for two days, but we did our best to use our time in Berlin well.

We stayed in "25 hours Hotel", which ticked several boxes at once: it's right near "Bikini Berlin" (a "concept shopping mall" hosting several young fashion labels), the hotel rooms overlook Berlin's zoo, plus the hotel has a really nice bar, restaurant and coffee shop.
My personal highlights: afternoon cocktails in the hotel's "Monkey Bar" – since it is located on the 10th floor you can sip your drink while watching the animals in the zoo; waking up to a blue sky and a view over the elephant, monkey and giraffe enclosures; and having breakfast in a hotel restaurant whose atmosphere resembles a conservatory.

Two other places we visited and that I can recommend: have dinner at Crackers and check out the new concept store "The Store" at Berlin's Soho House (my boyfriend hated it for the same reasons I loved it: marble tables, a good selection of luxury/ niche fashion and beauty labels, green smoothies and home-made juices, vegan snacks (I had banana bread with coconut cream and a flat white), and a hip crowd). Of course there are a million other places I love in Berlin, I hope I will get round to making a Google map for you soon.

What I'm wearing on the above photo: "Canada" scarf by Acne, coat and paisley shirt by The Kooples, leather trousers by BLK DNM, Chloé "Susanna" boots (an ebay score), Saint Laurent bag