This once again proves…wherever you go, the British have been there before you! At least that’s what I thought when I came across this uber-cool red telephone box. Obviously I’ve seen one before…in London, in Turkey, in a little town at the coast of the North Sea. It almost seems as though it’s the ‘moon’ flag of the British which they put everywhere they’ve been. Pssst, I want one for my room please!
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…
As you may or may not know from Facebook and/or Twitter, two weeks ago I had the pleasure to spend some time in Paris again. I had managed to squeeze in a little trip there, sometime inbetween Berlin Fashion Week and job interviews in London. And what a wonderful idea that was! We had the most beautiful weather, although it was a little too hot for my liking. Not a single cloud on the blue sky every day – perfect for some Eiffel Tower climbing and bateaux mouches on the Seine!
The first day was spent mainly on the steps in the shadows of Sacré-Coeur. The “quartier” surrounding Sacré-Coeur goes by the name of Montmartre and is a lovely part of Paris with (expensive!) cafés and the Place du Tertre, where Pablo Picasso lived back in the old days. I couldn’t help but feel at home there once again.
Other days included climbing the Eiffel Tower (okay, I admit it, I used the lift), bateaux mouches on the Seine, like every time I’m in Paris, and a long walk from the Arc de Triomphe along the Champs-Élysées, through the Jardins des Tuilleries (with a quick stop at Ladurée) towards the Louvre. So, here are mes impressions de Paris… Excuse my franglais.
The irony of this is that all the real postcards I sent from Paris either got lost somewhere or arrived after two weeks. But it was Bastille Day so I guess that’s why..
The Eiffel Tower…in case you didn’t know or see it…
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.
This post is actually killing me. All the beautiful, shiny, new and expensive things I can only dream of. Sighhhh…. Every time I walk through Selfridges, I feel like I should spend all my money there. I have a thing for bags (well, more of an obsession, really) and accessories, and Selfridges is like paradise for me. If I’d list all the items that are on my wishlist, this would’ve been posted in about three years, so I only chose a very very very small part of my wishlist, including items by Mulberry (favourite brand!), Michael Kors and Stella McCartney.
1. Alexa grainy calf leather satchel: Oh, wonderful shiny blush beauty! This is my dream bag, and one day, I will buy it!
2. Willow leather wallet: And while I’m at it, I’m also going to get this beautiful nude wallet.
3. Heart purse: ….Aaand this cute heart purse. Or the valentine heart key ring.
4. Heart key ring: It seems like key rings are my new obsession. And this girly one would definitely be one of the first in my collection.
5. Jet-set extra small saffiano tote: The MK signature jet set tote and a real beauty of a bag, made of saffiano leather with a really cool colour.
6. Stretchy bead bracelet: In rose gold and for only 59 pounds! Does anyone have some spare 59 pounds…? Anyone??
7. Triple label blazer: A very chic and business-y blazer which I’d probably wear at work.
8. Floral skinny jeans: Yes, it’s a pair of jeans. And yes, I haven’t worn jeans for over two years. But I’d make an exception for these!
9. Embroidered lace dress: A very elegant dress, similar to one I already own. But you just can’t have enough dresses, can you? I love the material and colour!
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!
Coat and skirt: Xanaka
Blouse: Miss Patina