Did you guys hear about the latest collaboration between Rita Ora and Adidas? No? Then you need to check it out if you like it sporty, black and pastel coloured! If you know Rita Ora not only for her music, you probably have an idea of her head turning take on fashion. Her style is seriously cool and if I was able to grab even a tiny percentage of her wardrobe I’d be more than happy. The pieces in the collection (trainers of course, but also sweaters, caps, pants and more) are mostly detailed with a pastel rainbow paired with bold black. That’s a pretty cool mix if you like wearing black-based outfits like me and want to combine them with soft colours. I love the see-through details on the classic designs as well. You can check out the pieces here, or simply scroll down – I picked my favourite ones and put together several collages where I set my textile creativity free. If I had Rita Oras ca$h as well I’d buy every outfit! I played around a bit, they’re all sporty, one is a bit 90s, one black&white and another one is cartoon-inspired:
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Roses are so cheesy. Whenever I see roses I just have to think of “deep” captions over landscapes with dramatic lightning such as “Every rose has its thorn” or “Every rose has to grow through dirt” or whatever they write on these Tumblr pictures. When a date brings me flowers I always hope he won’t choose roses. I mean, of course I’m happy about any kind of flower because it’s such a sweet gift that I automatically appreciate. But to be honest getting flowers is something that mainly just happens on my birthday anyway haha. Maybe I’m just not romantic enough, but they’ll die within two days anyway. Every kind of plant dies almost immediately in my room. Even cress dies before I can eat all of it.
Ironically I like roses as prints (at least there they’re safe from me and my plant-kill-zone-room). Fabric roses sewn on clothes also get thumps up. I got this denim jacket at the Zara Sale, ordered some fabric roses on Ebay (it took forever to find the most beautiful ones) and when they arrived I carefully sewed them on the jacket. I also used one as a hair clip. It took me about 2 hours! A little part of me died when the first one came off after a few hours of wearing my new jacket haha – and I didn’t think about the problem of not really being able to lean back. Ugh, whatever, at least it turned out beautiful.
Denim pinafore dress, Barbie-like top and sneakers? That was my look in 2000 too when I was 8. Now the print says “Sick girl” instead of “Barbie” and with 8 I probably didn’t wear a hair clip with little pills on it, but hey at least something has to change.
I ironically bought this cropped t-shirt when I was struggling with my health. I bought it for fun even though the label had another meaning in mind. What do they say? When live gives you lemons wear a t-shirt making fun about it. Maybe they sell other tops for people with other problems too, I don’t know. Maybe there’s a “Drunk girl” t-shirt out there suitable for everyone with a drinking problem, a “Broke girl” t-shirt for all the ladies who are facing financial trouble or an “Illiterate girl” t-shirt for everyone who can’t read.
I aka Minnie Mouse (wearing this bow I just had to think of her) went on an adventure. I rode a bike and drove to the former airport in the middle of Berlin which is a huge open field now, the runways are still there and they're open to the public. The adventurous part about this on first sight everyday activity is that I didn’t ride a bike for probably 2 years. Honestly the traffic in Berlin is frightening when you’re on a bike. I did skydiving before and that’s less frightening (but maybe I’m just “special”). You get anywhere by public transport anyway, you can’t wear short skirts or heels, you start sweating and probably get run over. But riding a bike in summer definitely is the better option than being squashed by sweating individuals in the metro. I totally forgot how much fun it can be and how fast you get anywhere. Now that it’s getting colder – maybe next year, bikey.
Here’s what I wore for my oh so daring adventure:
Yes. This little masterpiece is from Etsy and it looked so funny that I couldn’t resist. Everybody was like “Are you serious?” and actually I’m not but I still like wearing it, if that makes any sense. I’m a walking fruit salad and I like it. The last time I dressed as something similar was in primary school – for a play. I played the apple and had to wear a big red sweater and a green paper plate on my head which had some kind of paper leaf glued on (as leafstalk). I had to go on stage and nervously said something like “My name is apple and I’m healthy” to all those bored parents in the audience and that was it. My big moment on stage. However, I think my fashion fruit skills have improved since then.
You know sometimes things just happen.. you start getting dressed and you feel like wearing that vintage chequered skirt. Hmm, what might go well with this? Maybe the ribbed crop top and the denim jacket? And whoops you look like an overdramatic depressed teenager from the 90s.
I never noticed it before but the pockets on this vintage skirt are sewn the wrong way round. I'd have to wear the front at the back to turn them the right way. But the front definitely is the front. I should always question a “good catch” when it’s just 1€ and looks okay on first sight.
I’m dressed for Africa but my money was just enough for a short trip to Hamburg. But nevermind, I simply explored the “wild” harbour and the “exotic” bars of the city instead. A few friends and I spent some days in Hamburg and we did all this typical tourist stuff like drinking Astra beer at the harbour, spending Saturday night in all kinds of small bars and eating freshly caught fish at the fish market on Sunday morning. I wanted to check out this street too, where the prostitutes work and where other women are forbidden. It’s not like I’ve never seen prostitutes before, I just wanted to have a look because people told me I couldn’t. You could sell me anything like this: reverse psychology and the sweet feeling of doing something you aren’t ought to do. I nearly got hit by a bottle though (wow they're so aggressive!) and the street wasn’t very entertaining (looked just like Amsterdam’s red-light-district) but it’s safe to say it was a fun night.
Striped shorts somehow remind me of the cartoon character Obelix or beach chairs. The beach association probably is the more flattering one though and I actually wore these shorts at the beach (or at least at the “beachiest” place in Berlin). I even went two days in a row to two different lakes and I want to go to another one today for an open air – I want to fully exploit these last summer days. I hate autumn. I hate autumn because it’s the furthest away from summer.
Thanks to the last round of Berlin summer we are getting this year I was able to wear my new denim dungarees one more time. Dungarees are garments I usually associated with construction workers and small children – this summer they were often sighted on fashionistas around the world too. They might not look very elegant but shouldn’t be underestimated since they can do a lot more than being used for renovating your terrace. I personally love the short ones with used-look, like the ones I’m wearing (they’re from Vero Moda).
Did you know? If you want to send a political message you have to wear one in purple, which was the fashion code for feminists in the 80s (I actually learned that in my fashion history class). But even without historical context (and without purple colour) dungarees get their message across, since they look so tough and practical: “We can do it”, are shouting all dungaree-wearers, roll up their sleeves and get ready to renovate their terrace all on their own.
For a long time I’ve wanted to own a pair of iconic Dr Martens and now I finally got one – the red patent classic boots! I still remember though that I thought some years ago how “chunky” and “unfeminine” they looked whenever I saw girls wearing them. It’s funny how taste changes, because now I love them and can’t criticize a single thing. What probably turned me off was how people in Berlin combined them: with pink leo mohawks and Mercedes stars as chain pendants. Any punk item would look weird and misplaced on me I thought, but when I started testing different styles I realized that there are 1000+ ways to prettily combine those boots. I love how they add edge to every outfit whether it’s a flower dress or a pair of jeans. If I could I would buy one in every colour: pastel blue, black and white are already on the wish list.