Thursday, 29 November 2012

A Suitcase Full of London No. 2

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All the things from my London shopping haul neatly arranged.

This is a sneak preview of my London shopping. If you have seen my London Wish List, you might ask why I didn't go for more from the list. Unfortunately, most items where sold out at all or not available in my size. The only thing I bought according to plan is the laser cut collar from Topshop (left corner on the top). I found some other beautiful things instead:

I am a proud owner of two pairs of creepers now. Shiny golden ones from Urban Outfitters and high wedge creepers bought in Camden. I seemed to have a legwear addiction as well: I bought so many socks and tights, I had to put a "legwear shopping ban"on myself. I don't show you all of them here, you might see a few of them in outfit posts later.

My best shopping moment I had at Collectif: I transformed myself into a true 50s lady in their changing room. An absolutely divine feeling, like being reborn! I coudn't resist to buy a hat (top center) and a black coat (bottom right corner). Despite my wish to have a colourful and extravagant coat, after being influenced by Comme des Garcons A/W 2012, I fell in love with this coat. There are dried flowers in the buttons and the cut is perfect for not especially tall girls like me. If you want to feel like a glamorous lady too, I recommend to visit Collectif!

To continue with black temptations: Many fashionistas name Atsuko Kudo, when being asked about their secret fashion dream. I was craving for something from this designer for a long time as well. The London based Japanese designer is specialized in latex couture. Someday I wish to own a Atsuko Kudo dress, for a start I treated myself with gloves and a bow choker. I love latex as a material and I think it doesn't deserve to be restricted to dingy fetish wear.

Because it was a little bit cold to walk around the whole day in the city, I also bought a cosy jumper from Primark and a pom pom scarf from Irregular Choice (previously seen in this post). Nonetheless I was happy to return to our cosy heated home every evening. I had a wonderful time and dream of seeing London again in spring or summer.

Now I am very curious what you like best from my shopping. Please tell me!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Call Me Kitty, I Am In London

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Me and my cat jumper in London.
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Red jumper meets equally red phone box.
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Hello Kitty, have you seen my choker necklace?
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Sometimes you accidentally dial the wrong number, but with this jumper you can't go wrong.
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Also from the back a lovely view. Have a look at the cute toes!
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This shoes carried me around the whole city without itching feet and with lots of compliments.

I'm back with you after a wonderful week in London. We did a lot of fabulous things like visiting the Harry Potter Studios, seeing amazing exhibitions (Tim Walker at Somerset House and Hollywood Costume at the V&A) and going to a concert of El Perro Del Mar. I met all my London friends and this warmed my heart. When we came back my head was full of lovely memories and my suitcase stuffed with my shopping finds.

You can have a little sneak view into my shopping bags later, for now I show you a casual outfit, perfect for a city trip. I wear comfortable shoes for walking around and clothes easy to get off in the changing rooms. In my opinion, casual doesn't mean plain and without fun and this cat jumper fulfills my wishes. Combining the jumper with gold dot tights, golden shoes and a bright red lipstick add a hint of elegance.

If there is something like a London shoe it must be a creeper! This sparkling version goes very well with my current obsession for frill socks. A lot of people couldn't keep their eyes of this shoes and I was asked many times where to get them.

I'm happy to be back here and excited about planed future posts, but a little bit sad at the same time. Leaving London always gives me a feeling of loss and it takes a few days to settle in again. What I like most about London are the open minded people. I always feel welcome and free to be whatever I can think of. I got loads of compliments for my outfits in London, while back in Switzerland I often face people laughing about me behind my back (or even worse: into my face). This doesn't change me, because I am a stubborn girl and stick to my taste, but it's not encouraging neither. But don't be afraid: Regular visits to London and your wonderful comments will prevent me from giving in and hide myself behind gray mouse outfits. Let's keep it colourful and sparkling!

My Outfit: 
Cat Jumper: Shuala Zurich, Tights: Primark, Necklace: Me & Zena (sold out), Shoes: Urban Outfitters, Frill Socks: Topshop

Most of the items in this outfits are not available for online shoppers, but in the box beneath you find my suggestion how to recreate my style with similar items. Unfortunately there is no other red cat jumper around, but I think the black or white one will look great too.


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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Lovely Label: Yiddish Chutzpah

Yiddish Chutzpah, fashion, El Bosque de Hansel y Gretel
Yiddish Chutzpah, fashion, El Bosque de Hansel y Gretel
Yiddish Chutzpah, fashion, El Bosque de Hansel y Gretel
Yiddish Chutzpah, fashion, El Bosque de Hansel y Gretel
Yiddish Chutzpah, fashion, El Bosque de Hansel y Gretel

This is actually the first time ever I introduce a fashion brand. When I came over Yiddish Chutzpah I just couldn't keep this fabulous gem of a label to myself, especially because I'm sure you haven't heard about it yet.
Yiddish Chutzpah was founded 2011 by Gema Alonso in Salamanca/Spain. The word "Chutzpah" in the name stands for an attitude of audacity and reflects perfectly how the clothes look: Daring and unique. The fashion is retro-naif, girly and flattering. There is a lot of love for details in the designs: Cute bows, sweet patch pockets and doll-like frill collars are true eye-catchers. All the patterns and prints of the clothes are designed by founder Gema and make the clothes exclusive.

The current collection of Yiddish Chutzpah takes us into a magical wonderland: It's called "El Bosque de Hansel y Gretel" (The Woods of Hansel and Gretel) and it's filled with many wonders: Mystical trees or beautiful flowers will await you as well as unicorns and sweet little Bambi. Of course there are bonbons as well, to make every fairy tale as sweet as sugar. With a piece from this collection your prince charming will be impressed and fall in love with you head over heel for sure!

I strongly recommend you to have a look at Yiddish Chutzpah's whole lookbook. While the clothes look unlike something I've ever seen, the price range of them is quite affordable and you can be a happy owner of a Yiddish Chutzpah piece within a price range from 30 to 140 Euro. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Yiddish Chutzpah on Facebook, at www.yidch.es or send a mail to yiddishchutzpah(at)hotmail.com for further information.

I promise your childhood dreams of being a coquettish princess will come true with a little bit of Yiddish Chutzpah in your life!

Photographer: Balles Fotografia, www.balles.es

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Lovely Fashion Rule No. 2

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Lovely Sara says: Don't be afraid of colours! There is already enough grayness out there, so dare to wear all the colours of the rainbow!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Princess Leia of the Purple Planet

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May I introduce: For today I'm Princess Leia of the Purple Planet.
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Ear Muffs are part of the outer space uniform.
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Purple is the most favourite colour on my planet.
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Peplum tops are very hip for space girls at the moment.
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This is a necklace made from a rare stone found on my planet.
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My bag is just big enough to contain my intergalactic passport and a lipstick.
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On my jelly shoes, I travel around the galaxy and watch out for aliens.


When we did this shooting, the sun was finally back after many cold and rainy days. With the sun came a little part of summer-me back and I felt very hungry for colours. It was just the perfect day to wear my new galaxy peplum and go for a crazy look! I have to say a huge big thank you to Fashion Hayley: She showed this top on her blog and looked so marvellous in it, I just had to buy it too. When she had it on, she was called Kim Stardashian and I perfectly know why: The top makes a girl feel extremely curvy. The waist looks absolutely slim in it and hips and butt wide. At the beginning I was a bit sceptical about this shape, but my darling convinced me that there is no need for that. I would have kept it anyway, because I love the pattern and colours. It's kind of a cosmic print, but unlike all the galaxy prints seen at the moment, more abstract and colour wise different. I combine it with a plain pencil skirt, to give all the attraction to the top.

I am wearing my grandma's earmuffs as well. They make people not think of Kim, but of Princess Leia from Star Wars. Together with the galaxy print of the top an intergalactic combination, don't you think? This earmuffs are actually one of the very few things I have from my grandma and I'm very proud on them. Unfortunately they are real fur, which I would never buy. Since they are most certainly more than 50 years old I make an exception. They make me feel like my beloved grandma is close to me.

I added glitter to my nails and to my eye makeup to complete the galaxy look. Together with my lilac Lime Crime lipstick (Airborne Unicorn) and teal coloured accessories (Necklace: Tenebris, Bag and Bangles: Becksöndergaard, Shoes: Melissa) I think this Princess Leia is ready to show up on the purple planet!

How do you like this outfit? Aren't the colours a true energy booster?

My Outfit: 
Peplum Top: Asos, Skirt: A Gift, Ear muffs: Vintage (belonged to my grandma), Shoes: Melissa (sold out but see a little bit similar ones below), Bangles: Becksöndergaard, Handbag: Becksöndergaard, Necklace: Tenebris

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Thursday, 8 November 2012

London Wish List

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Red Candyfloss Girl
Polka Dot Sequin Jacket: Louise Gray for Topshop, Red Shoes: Office,
Sequin Dress: Louise Gray for Topshop, Latex Kitty Collar: Atsuko Kudo,
Multicoloured Clutch: River Island, Creepers: Jeffrey Campbell

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Dark Comic Cutie
Faux Fur Earmuff: Accessorize, Panther Crop T-Shirt: Lazy Oaf, Baroque Alice Band: River Island,
Happy Smiley Crop Shirt: Lazy Oaf, Laser Cut Collar with Pearls: Topshop,
 Zebra Print T-Shirt: J.W. Anderson for Topshop

Big happiness: I am going to spend a few days in lovely London very soon. My favourite city will have me again. I can't wait to visit all the exhibitions I have in mind, meet my dear friends and of course go shopping excessively. For you, a brand new London Wish List post is here, revealing what I might bring home from my trip. I searched all the pages of my most frequented London shops to make a pre-selection of cool items I'm gonna watch out for. On my last trip, the list was a big help and I actually bought a few great things according to it. Your comments and opinions have been a wonderful help as well to make my choice.

All the items catching my eye this time are either sweet as candy or a little bit dark and comical. It was not the intention to create two looks, it just seems my taste is torn between this two moods at the moment.

Don't be sad if you have to stay at home and can't raid all the beautiful shops with me! If you fall in love with something from my list: All the items are available for online shopping too. Please just don't buy everything before I arrive in London. ;-)

Which of this treasures make your heart beat faster? I am very grateful for your opinion and will follow your advice. Of course I'll show you my shopping after the trip.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Art Inspires Fashion: Jeff Koons

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Earrings: Kate Rohde seen at Edition X, Jacket:Karl seen at Net-A-Porter,
Bow: The Velvet Village seen at Etsy, Top: Steffen Schrout seen at Stylebop, Skirt: Asos, Belt: Asos,
Shoes: Nasty Gal, Clutch: Maison Margiela for HM (available 15.11.12), Bangles: Kate Rohde seen at Edition X

Because you loved the first Art Inspires Fashion post about H.R. Giger so much, I am delighted to present you the next and very different one: Let's enter the world of Jeff Koons!

Jeff Koons is an American artist, probably most famous for his sculptures in stainless steel with mirror finish surface. Especially the huge balloon dogs he made can't be overseen. They have become monumental icons of modern art. Koons' work is colourful, fun and always on the border between kitsch and cult. Beauty and innocence are issues of many of his pieces as well as sexuality. I think he is one of the artists, reaching people not at all involved into art as well as art geeks. Most of his art pieces look joyful and happy-go-lucky, all of them are a visual blast. You will always have a heart full of colours and a smile on your face after visiting a Jeff Koons exhibition.

Of course the outfit fitting to art like this needs to be colourful and metallic: The multi-coloured sequin skirt (Asos) reminds me colourwise of the Tulips Koons made (see picture below). Combined with a shiny turquoise top (Stylebop), a golden jacket (Net-A-Porter) and a star belt (Asos), the outfit is as joyful as Koons' art.

Have you ever seen Koons' shiny egg shell sculptures? There is a resemblance between them and this shoes (Nasty Gal). The pink shiny handbag (Maison Margiela for HM) could have been made by Koons himself and it's a good idea to combine it with a bow in the same colour (Etsy). Last but not least the jewellery: The bangles and earrings are made of jelly and designed by amazing Australian artist Kate Rohde (can be bought at Edition X). With its bubbly shapes this jewellery reflects very well the artificiality and playfulness seen in Koons work.

Now your Koons outfit is complete! Ready for going to the museum?
Is there a special artist you would love to see an inspired by outfit here in the future?

Jeff Koons, Tulips, 2004, Hannover (Source: Wikipedia)