Tag Archive | colour

Snow White Blood Red

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I, as well as a lot of other people, thought it was March, but apparently we were all very wrong. It seems we skipped spring, summer and autumn and went straight back to winter. I’m not very amused by the whole thing as I’m going to fly to London again this Friday and I would appreciate it if my flight wasn’t cancelled due to heavy snow fall. On a much brighter side, I’ve never really seen London covered in snow, so I’m looking forward to it in a way. If I could choose next week’s weather however, I’d go for sun, and lots of it please!

I’d have loved to take these photos outside, but the weather’s not exactly better in Germany (although I can see the sun right now), and it’s pretty cold. What do you think of the hair colour by the way? I didn’t dye it (yet), but I reaaally want red hair! Do you think I should dye it that colour, or should I leave it like it is?

The blouse is from H&M, the skirt from Jones & Jones for Topshop (I did a blog post about them last month) and everything else I either can’t remember or it’s self-made (like the ‘LONDON’ statue).

Oh, and one more thing: I need spring!!!

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Lady Pink & Blue – Hair Chalking

Have you tried hair chalking? It’s a really good option to (temporarily) get beautifully coloured hair without dying it. Don’t know how to do it? Here’s a quick guide:

1. Get soft pastel chalks in whatever colour you like (I prefer pink, violet and blue). Don’t use normal chalk. It won’t work.

2. If you’re blonde, just add the chalk to your hair. Section and twist your hair while doing it. If your hair is darker, make your hair wet before adding the chalk (do so by sectioning your hair and use a water spray bottle to make it wet). Don’t wet your hair if you’re blonde or have fair hair, or maybe it’ll become permanently pink/red/green/coloured!

3. Try to wear something old while chalking your hair. There’ll be a lot of chalk dust…everywhere!

4. Afterwards, just brush the chalk out of your hair or, if that doesn’t work, wash it out.

Simple as that. The colour lasted a day in my hair, but it’s quite dark. It looked fabulous!

Blogger Drawing: Carrie Harwood of wishwishwish

I’ve done a photo illustration of her before, but wanted to add Carrie to my ‘Blogger Drawings’, pencil portraits of various bloggers I love. I still really enjoy reading her blog and looking at her beautiful photos. If I had to choose a favourite blog post on her blog, I wouldn’t be able to decide, because they’re all so amazing.

Drawing of Carrie without colour…

….and with colour

Task PR A/W12 Press Day

Task PR is an ever-growing PR agency with clients such as Marc Cain, Thomas Sabo, Ash, Tamaris, Kirk Originals, Ribkoff and lots of other exciting brands. All of the collections shown on their A/W12 press days on April 11th and 12th were unique and gave a foretaste of the autumn and winter trends this year.

 A bright and warm orange and red seem to be the dominating colours in the A/W12 Marc Cain collection. I also loved the Thomas Sabo collection – elegant and very cute with crystal polar bear rings and necklaces. The Kzeniya collection was one of those which fascinated me most: edgy bag designs with studs, metallic colours and book style – which seems to be a very popular autumn winter trend this year among handbag designers. The food was trés fantastique, and I know I’m not the only one who thought so. Of course I was also busy taking photos and talking to amazing people like Charles of Chasebondstyle and the ladies from Marc Cain.

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Marc Cain A/W 12

Kirk Originals

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Joseph Ribkoff

Tamaris

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Backstage illustrations of Vivienne Westwood SS12

Two backstage illustrations at the London Fashion Week show of Vivienne Westwood SS12.

Avantgarde make-up by Alex Box of MAC. London Fashion Week Show of Vivienne Westwood SS12, September 2011.

Original photos by: Cosmopolitan and Formal Hair Makeup.

Memories of 2011

2011 has been an utterly fantastic year for me. I’ve travelled all over Europe to amazing places and countries like France and Italy, and my little inner Shopaholic definitely got her money’s worth as shopping as something I did every single month of the year. I can look back at an absolutely wonderful and successful 2011 and look forward to a 2012 full of adventures.

January:

I started the year, celebrating on New Year’s Eve with my family in Germany, which means I basically started the year eating. I started writing this blog in January and want to thank you for the 1,610 views it has so far. I also went shopping in Dresden in January. Otherwise it was a bit unspectacular and quiet in Jan.

February:

A friend of me came to London and I went on a sightseeing tour with her, showing her the best places in London for shopping, relaxing etc. We ate sushi on the stairs in Trafalgar Square. I went shopping with a friend, a friend of said friend and the cute son of said friend’s friend. Frozen yogurt. Hampstead Heath. Shopping for a new purse at Lulu Guinness. Camden. Fantastic Victorian history photoshoot near Harrods, with champagne. Meeting Prince Harry. Going to Hamley’s with my friend (she wanted to move there). Primrose Hill walk.

March:

Sitting at the lake near my parents house in Germany and watching frogs. First try to bake cupcakes. Cuddling with my bunny. Drawing. Beautiful sunset in Dresden. Drinking tea at Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe. ..And shopping.

April:

Watching the Royal Wedding on the big screen and crying. Getting a Crystal Heart from Swarovski. Walking in the park. Eating dinner at a sea themed restaurant. And, of course, shopping!

May:

Paris. Marvelling at the art in Montmartre. Having a fantastic view over Paris on top of the Eiffel Tower. Versailles. Walking through the garden of Versailles. Shopping at Louis Vuitton. Buying Karl Lagerfeld coke and seeing a huge replica of my little bottle in the Coca Cola museum. Seeing a wedding in front of the Eiffel Tower. Buying Minnie Mouse ears at the Disney store. Attending the opening of the Abercrombie & Fitch store on the Champs-Élysées (naked guys, yum). Bateaux mouches on the Seine. The Louvre. Eating cake in a tiny little café in a backstreet.

June:

Visiting a friend in Berlin. Hotel Adlon. Bubble Tea in Berlin. Shopping in Dresden. Travelling to Prague. Seeing the Czech ambassador.

July:

Seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in the cinema in London in 3D at 3am after coming back from Germany. Walking through London at 5am. Shopping in Camden and in Harrods. Lola’s cupcakes. In Richmond with the boss. Bubble Tea at Bubbleology in Soho. Lulu Guinness. Berlin Fashion Week. Shopping for hats in Berlin. Walking through the rain. Enjoying the sun in Camden. Gossiping with the boss. Buying my Chanel 2.55 bag.


August:

Travelling with the car through Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia to Croatia (over 7 hours!). The mountains in Austria. Small streets in Italy. Sunset in Croatia. The yacht harbour. Eating ice cream every day. Staying at a great villa. Eating weird fish in restaurants. Seeing Jon Bon Jovi on his private yacht. Travelling with the yacht to Venice. Shopping at a shop which sold vintage Chanel in Venice. Pigeons on Piazza san Marco. Drinking a cappuccino in Café Florian on Piazza san Marco and paying 6€ for it. Diving in the sea. Sitting on the beach, enjoying every single minute.

September:

Going to Prague again for research for my book. Drawing fashion sketches. Being at home in my bed.

October:

Picking up cupcakes in West Hampstead, made by Karine of Ohlala Bakery. Shopping in Camden. Legally Blonde, the Musical at the Savoy Theatre. The Luxury Wedding Show at the Saatchi Gallery near Sloane Square. Catwalk. Vivienne Westwood. David Fielden. Candy Anthony. Amazing wedding dresses and cakes. Champagne. New Lulu Guinness bag.

November:

Staying at a hotel in Germany for the weekend. Berlin. Spending a day in Tropical Islands near Berlin. Swimming in the ‘sea’ and the lagoon. Amazing flowers and animals. …And (what else) shopping.

December:

A new nail colour every day. Spending Christmas with my family in Germany. Fireworks. Celebrating the new year with friends. Being overdressed at the New Year’s party. And…SHOPPING!

I wish everyone a Happy New Year 2012!