Double leather? Check! Double net? Double ckeck! I usually prefer bright colours but when you limit the colours to black and white (basically none) then it’s fun to play with textures instead. I’m wearing a leather cap and a leather pinafore dress plus a net top and net socks – and if my choker counts, then I’m wearing some velvet too. It turned out looking kind of strict and playful. But hey, I don’t think that’s a contradiction!
Sometimes I like my outfits colourful, sometimes I like them a bit trashy, but sometimes I like them classy. And which accessory makes everything look classy (okay, everything but pink leopard print tops)? Right, a real pearl necklace. I actually think that a pretty pearl necklace should be one of the essentials in a true lady’s wardrobe – and those things last forever. If you don’t want to wait for beloved family members to pass away and bequest you one, you can choose the tearless and fast way and go buy one yourself. Online I found a necklace made of white shell based pearls (click). If that’s not enough you can also get a necklace made of real pearls at the same online shop too (if you have the coin$).
Straight from warm California comes this holey sweater, which wasn’t made for cozy winter days: The “Shell bra sweater” from Wildfox, which rather reminds of stranded mermaids than of ski slopes. Completely ripped, in XXL oversize and embroidered with iridescent shells, the chaos-sweater offers a strange view. You can’t stay warm in it but playing Arielle you sure can. Who wants to spend money on expensive designer clothing usually doesn’t want to receive more holes than fabric though. You will have to think twice why you shouldn’t just put your old favourite sweater into the shredding machine for the “Wildfox look”. But despite (or because of) the destroyed look, the brand Wildfox became very popular and a variety of stars has been spotted wearing it. And if you still don’t want to do the same thing as those celebs and prefer wearing intact clothing, instead of wrapping yourself in knitted remains, remember: jeans only got cooler with the used look too.
For all the highnesses out there who dare to fulfill their childhood dream and finally become princesses: The headdress from Chromat is just right for you! The unusual eye-catcher looks like some sort of sketch. You definitely need a lot of courage for pulling off that masterpiece (and blue blood, of course). The headband which will make your subjects kneel down in front of you is a design from the New Yorker Becca McCharen. The award-winning US-American uses corset boning to create sculpture-like cage garments, which are inspired from details in women’s lingerie and architecture. Stars like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Madonna already decorated themselves with the bulky art works, which seem to be made for impressive stage appearances. If you don’t want to tie a huge cage around your torso, you can simply start with your head. For crazy Headdresses, futuristic clothing, seductive underwear and weird tan lines causing swimwear visit chromatgarments.com
Fresh out of the deepest forest comes this summer trend: Shades with wood look! I have to admit that I have a real passion for collecting sunglasses. They all take up a corner in my room where they hang from three stretched cords and everybody who stops by is like “Woah girl, you’ve got a lot of sunglasses”. The sad part is, that it’s far too seldom sunny in Berlin. But besides this little tragic contradiction, I really enjoy picking the matching sunglasses for my outfits.
The next highlight to decorate my little shade gallery (and hopefully my face too from time to time) will probably be some wooden sunglasses. I want some of those quite a long a time. What immediately got me was the pristine but not hippie-like natural look. Even big city dwellers like me turn into children of nature with a pair of those. The ones you see here are all from Wood Fellas (and aren’t the regular glasses a cool idea too?) you can get them online here.
There aren’t many rainforests filled with colourful birds and never before seen flowers to explore in Berlin. If you wanted to explore alleys smeared with graffiti or buzzing shopping streets Berlin would be the No1 choice though. But because jungles are more fun I built my very own one at home in just two easy steps: Asking my grandma if I could borrow her lion and putting it next to me. Tada!
And now, from my home-built DIY jungle, I’m presenting you two tropical outfits. One of them would surely acquire the acknowledgement of dear Donatella Versace.. if she was into 1€ second hand belts.
Do you know what I like doing on a rainy summer day? Planning my next sunny summer days! While it was raining the last few days I thought about the festivals that I'll go to, which cities I'll visit, on which open airs I'll dance, which events I'll attend and of course: What clothes I'll wear!
So far I have:
Upcoming festivals: Fusion, “Plötzlich am Meer”, Nation of Gondwana. Upcoming city trips: Amsterdam next week. Upcoming events: "Grand white dinner" by a palace and a classical concert in a swimming pool.
I am so looking forward to all of that! Now that we got that sorted, here come my top 4 summer looks, complete with matching swimwear for spontaneous jumps into the pool. I found all the clothes at Fashion ID (thanks to their kind support).
Summer approached and sucked me into a deep no-blogging hole. I wish I could tell you the reason for that was that I spent my time on a hammock between two palm trees on the Bahamas, but sadly I just had to write all of my exams at once. This semester was just half as long as the others because we will be doing internships now. That’s why it was way more stressful. Well, maybe I would have had time for blogging if I didn’t go to parties every single weekend for the past months without a break but sometimes my life is more tempting than a computer screen. But now I swept the glitter and the confetti from my keyboard to finally dust my blog. There is quite a lot I have to show you!
Oh summer, where are you? We are desperately waiting for you here in Germany. Please stop teasing us by dropping in every week for a day or two and then leaving us in the arctic cold again. I was so happy when I could finally wear my paisley set from Motel – even though the next day it was already time for my ski-underwear again. But hey, better two warm days than none at all, right?
Or are they? So far I only sported my blood choker on Halloween and it was suitable for the occasion. Now I used it to give my outfit some unusual edge, I didn’t want to make it look too elegant. And I guess sliced throats make everything a bit less elegant – but much more fun! If you now want to wear body liquids around your neck too – no need to hurt yourself, you can get it here on Ebay (They even sell monster blood and stitches – yeay).