The title says it all. I would say I’ve got nothing else to add, but then again I’ve always got something to add, so here we go…
My last few posts were a bit royal-focused (Marie Antoinette and so on), so I thought I should keep that topic up for a bit longer et voila, this post is what happened. I took these pictures on a 40°C day, which had one big advantage: as it was so hot, no one else was outside, so no one could see me running through the garden in this dress. Which I’m quite glad about. It prevented my neighbours from thinking I’ve totally lost it now. But I can assure you, I’ve felt completely and utterly comfortable. I was definitely born in the wrong century and nothing will keep me from pointing that out on every suitable occasion.
“Qu’ils mangent de la Brioche!”, better known as “Let them eat cake!” This quote, supposedly said by Marie Antoinette (though there is no evidence she ever said that), is quite famous. And if you spent at least an hour of your life promenading through the Jardin de Versailles, the Grand and Petit Trianon, the Opéra Royal or the Château, or watching the film “Marie Antoinette” by Sofia Coppola, you immediately get a feeling that she might indeed have said something like that. Someone who lived in such a world of its own, like most Queens and Kings, so far away from the real life on the streets of Versailles back then, may have lost every sense of reality. When you enter the gardens or the royal château, you enter a different world. Even now, crowded with tourists, it feels as though you’re in a fairy tale. Sitting on a bench somewhere in the Bosquet de la Reine, away from the touristy path to the Grand Canal, it feels like you’re in a magical place and maybe, if you listen closely, you can hear Marie Antoinette laughing with her close friend, the Duchesse de Polignac…
The two pictures above were taken in the Bosquet de la Reine which I mentioned before. It’s a really lovely part of the gardens. Just walk down the stairs next to the Orangerie and then turn right. You’ll find it eventually…
On July 2nd, I went to the Adlon hotel in Berlin to see the salonshow that I was invited to. The salonshow, as well as the GreenShowroom, based in the suites of the hotel, were all about green/eco fashion. Amazing materials, great designs and fantastic ideas are what inspire this kind of fashion. I really enjoyed the fashion show, after show cocktails and contents of my goody bag. And the Adlon Kempinski hotel is a great location for such an event, as you can see in the pictures above. I had two favourite pieces: the first Vilmava piece, and the black dress by Anaïs Guille. Other designers were Tatjana Prijmak, Edelziege, Lanius, Royal Blush by Jana Keller, Johanna Riplinger and Swiss Affaire.
I seriously can’t believe it’s been four years since I went to the North of England and Scotland! It was a school trip in 2009 and the first (and so far only) time I’ve been to that part of the UK and also the first time I’ve ever been to GB in general. Way back in 2009, this blog didn’t exist yet, and I never got around to blogging about previous holidays, which actually is a real shame. Now it’s no coincidence that I’m posting memories and pictures of this trip now of all times. This summer I’m moving to England (London), and I can remember that when our ferry left Hull back in 2009, I said something along the lines of “This definitely wasn’t the last time I’ve been here.” Something which proved to be very true as I’ve been to England over nine times since then.
During the two weeks we were in Northern England and Scotland, we went to places like York, Whitby, Knaresborough, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, St Andrews and stayed in Scarborough and Stirling.
I’m sorry I didn’t really have time to post anything new in the past few weeks. I spent some time in London again and the rainy and cloudy weather didn’t exactly do anything to brighten up my mood, so I guess I just had a little creative crisis. But – I’m back again with some sunny spring outfit pictures! And it was about time spring arrived!
I’m one of those people who think you can never wear too many ‘anything’. Replace the ‘anything’ with whatever you like. You can never wear too many hats, necklaces, bracelets, hair bows and so on. It of course doesn’t really work with just anything. You can’t wear more than two shoes (though you can wear a shoe charm on your bracelet, like the one in this post, additionally to your shoes). What I want to say is that most of the time I can’t decide what to wear so I just wear a lot of stuff at once, especially if it’s jewellery. Which is the reason why I think charm bracelets are one of the best inventions ever. I got this Thomas Sabo charm bracelet and the three charms for my birthday and I can’t wait to add more charms to it. I’d like to have charm bracelets from all kind of brands and designers. For example I would love a Lulu Guinness charm bracelet with lots of little lips and rose basket charms.
Joxeux Anniversaire, joyeux anniversaire. When your birthday is three days before Christmas, you really look forward to that time (or not as you start getting older…). I love being born in December although I have no idea why. I haven’t quite figured out the merits of this month yet. Maybe it’s because it’s the cosiest time of the year and family time all around?
I designed my own birthday cake this year and it took me almost half a year to know what kind of cake I wanted. I thought chic, designer, girly, glitter, but in the end it turned out to be black and white stripes, red roses and my name on a heart. Two tiers of deliciousness, consisting of cherry and chocolate and baked apple vanilla. I celebrated in a villa near where I live, which made it possible for my guests who came from far away to sleep here for a night in one of the lovely rooms.
The best surprise was that a friend from Wales came all the way from Cardiff to Germany. I hadn’t known before that she’d be there and was so happy to see her!