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ORLA KIELY SS14

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There are only a few shows at London Fashion Week that get me very, very excited every season. Not because they’re popular or because they have the best front row celebrities. No. I get excited because I really love to see what the designers come up with that season. Because the clothes and accessories are amazingly beautiful and I would like to buy the whole collection each season. There are only three shows that get me this excited. The Burberry show (though I haven’t seen a collection as beautiful as the AW12 one again which really gave me goose bumps), the Mulberry show (because of obvious eye candy bag reasons) and the Orla Kiely presentation.

I hadn’t been to an Orla Kiely presentation before, but I’ve been to the shop on King’s Road and immediately fell in love with the clothes. So when Orla did a collaboration with Uniqlo, I got a really beautiful dress which is now my favourite dress. It looks chic, reminds me of something vintage and is very comfortable – what’s not to love, really? And now I’ve seen the SS14 collection, I guess I’ll have to go and make a little purchase in the shop next year. I can’t not buy one of those stunning dresses!

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The Orla Kiely presentation is something special every year. It’s a kind of Fluxus art, performance art. This year, Orla Kiely took us on a safari with her models. The girls were exploring the wilderness, catching butterflies, reading books and relaxing close to the camp fire while the catchy tune “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was playing. All of the girls were wearing berets and the bags they were carrying, shaped like animals, were super cute. The clothes also didn’t disappoint. Pretty shoes worn with knee socks and 60s dresses adorned with collars. Until next season, hopefully!

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LFW – The Street Style

There are a lot of people on the streets of London during Fashion Week every season. People with different styles and clothes. There are…

The Chic & Trendy

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The Cute:

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The Crazy:

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…and many other fashion types. I would probably wear something inbetween all of those types. A bit of everything you could say. Something chic, something trendy, something cute and weird, something plain maybe. A simple black and white look, a bow in my hair and a Mulberry bag on my arm. Here’s an outfit which you can shop at Selfridges. Something which I would wear to LFW.

Shirt dress   STELLA MCCARTNEY   Dresses   Shop Clothing   Women   selfridges.com

Stella McCartney Shirt Dress

Bayswater soft grain leather handbag   MULBERRY   MULBERRY   Brands   Brand rooms   Bags   selfridges.com

Mulberry Bayswater

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Leather strap boots   VIVIENNE WESTWOOD   VIVIENNE WESTWOOD   Brands   Brand rooms   Shoes   selfridges.com

Vivienne Westwood Boots

Ellen Eisemann feat. Germany’s Next Topmodels

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English: This season I got a press accrediation for Showfloor Berlin at Berlin Fashion Week. Armed with my camera and the black press wristband, I made my way to the front of the catwalk, standing next to the big magazine and official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographers. My first Showfloor show was Ellen Eisemann, for which the first three girls of Germany’s Next Topmodel walked as models. The collection was cute, summery and definitely something I would wear this summer! The colours used were very fresh; you could see a lot of rosé, orange, green and blue.

Deutsch: Diese Season habe ich eine Presseakkreditierung für den Showfloor Berlin auf der Berlin Fashion Week bekommen. Bewaffnet mit meiner Kamera und meinem schwarzen Pressearmband stellte ich mich also ganz vorne am Catwalk neben den ganzen großen Vertretern der Magazine und offiziellen Fotografen der Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin hin. Meine erste Showfloor Show war die von Ellen Eisemann, auf der die drei diesjährigen Ersten von Germany’s Next Topmodel, Lovelyn, Maike und Luisa, gelaufen sind. Maike natürlich im ROTEN Kleid, was einige Lacher beim Publikum hervor rief. Die Kollektion an sich war sehr niedlich, sommerlich und definitiv etwas, was ich diesen Sommer tragen würde. Auch die Farben waren sehr frisch; viel rosa, blau, orange und grün war dabei.

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GreenShowroom & Salonshow @ Adlon Kempinski

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Royal Blush by Jana Keller Johanna Riplinger

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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.

Homage To The Old Days – Berlin Fashion Week Outfit

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It was really cold in Berlin during Fashion Week. -2 °C maximum! Other people thought a thick fur coat, jeans, a wool cardigan and pullover and long boots would be enough to protect them from the cold; I thought a leopard print/ leather jacket, a short mesh/ silk dress, tights and ankle boots would be enough. Guess what? The others were right… I was freezing on my way from the U-Bahn station to the show venue! But will I ever learn from it? No. Sometimes one has to ‘suffer’ to look good. What I have learned however is that you should not buy ankle boots with heels a day before you intend to wear them all day while running through Berlin to get from one show to the next. I almost tripped over several times – which of course had nothing to do with the bubbly we drank at the Lavera Showfloor bar after the Shakkei show.. 😉

The ‘background’ in these photos is my friend Zoé’s living room in her flat in Berlin, where we had much fun doing a retro style photoshoot at 3 in the morning after having a midnight tea.

My Outfit:

Leopard print and leather jacket – H&M

Dress – H&M

Tights – H&M

Necklace – No idea where I bought it

Bracelet – Accessorize

Boots – Deichmann

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No, this is neither Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago/ Velma Kelly nor Liza Minnelli in Cabaret. This is my beautiful friend Zoé who loves theatre, musicals and all that jazz.

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Berlin Fashion Week – Ethical Fashion Show, GREENshowroom and Froschhammer & Rosenvogel meets Vaporetta

I was invited to the Ethical Fashion Week at the ewerk as well as the GREENshowroom and show in the Hotel Adlon Kempinski during Berlin Fashion Week. I was given a press pass and was really looking forward to both events.

The GREENshowroom and show took place in the suites of Hotel Adlon and is the biggest ‘green luxury’ event in Berlin. Press and buyers could view fashion and accessories by 25 international and national designers. The catwalk showed designs by Anne Gorke, Edelziege, RoyalBLUSH, Ika Babel and many more. The events showed us that green fashion is indeed en vogue.

There even was a (environmentally friendly) shuttle service between the Hotel and the ewerk so you didn’t even have to walk.

The salon show was the highlight of the event. Edelziege:

Studio Ecocentric:

Vilmava:

The Ethical Fashion Show wowed with 57 international exhibitors such as KOMODO, Studio JUX, Fairtrade and MR Creation.

Another showroom I visited, was the Froschhammer & Rosenvogel meets Vaporetta showroom. The designer, Isabella Pikart, told me about her collection ‘L’Histoire de Mimi Cri’, a ring collection made entirely of porcelain, all of which are limited to 32 pieces. My favourite ring is the Ouro Branco, made of snow white porcelain and partially gold-plated. They also were the nicest people I talked to during Fashion Week.
Thanks to everyone involved for the great experience I had at Berlin Fashion Week!

Sarah xx

Berlin Fashion Week – Toast&Jam Vintage Fashion Fair and Show

The Toast & Jam vintage fashion fair and show was one of the events I was looking forward to most. Now guess why! Right, because it’s VINTAGE fashion! I do have a thing for all things, vintage, old, very old..and Stone Age. Haha. No, but I love old stuff because I have the feeling there’s a great story behind every old dress, shoe etc. And of course they look nice! There were so many amazingly styled and dressed people at the vintage fair, I even felt underdressed.

With exhibitors such as Etsy, Veist Kleidergeschichten, Mayflower Vintage, Class of Berlin and Memory Vintage, everyone could find something to buy.

The show was the best at the whole Fashion Week in my opinion.

I love the shoes in the picture above!

Again: Great shoes!