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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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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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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!

A weekend at Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week was a kind of surreal experience for me and – surprise, surprise – not all glamorous. I’ve been to Berlin only a few times and usually had a car at my disposal; not this time however. When I got there, I first had to find the next U-Bahn or S-Bahn (tube) station to get to my accommodation, which happened to be almost impossible. It was 7pm, very hot, I had no idea where I was and – worst of all – my phone’s battery was running low. Very glamorous…! Anyway, I somehow did find my accommodation and almost immediately fell asleep.

I had a lot of time for sightseeing, in spite of my pretty tight show and showroom schedule. My feet were very glad when I sat down in Starbucks in front of the Brandenburg Gate (right opposite the Hotel Adlon where the GREENshowroom and salon show took place, which will get its own blog post).

Above you can see the the outfit I was wearing. It looked way too French for Berlin, but I really wanted to wear the beret. Haha. My Lulu Guinness lips clutch was a great ‘companion’ at Berlin Fashion Week too!

Berlin street style:  Skirt: Probably H&M, Jacket: Vintage

More street style pictures in the Showroom magazine by The Sartorialist

I went to several showrooms and shows and all in all really enjoyed the Fashion Week. Actually I wanted to go ‘street style photo hunting’ on Saturday, however all the Fashionistas were hiding in their hotel rooms because of the heavy rain.

I’m going to write 2 or 3 more blog posts about showrooms, shows and the Ethical Fashion Week this week. The first one will be about the GREENshowroom, salon show and Ethical Fashion Week; one will be about the showrooms and the vintage fashion fair and then I’ll probably also do one about some other shows.

Sarah xx

 

Burberry Prorsum AW12 Illustrations

The Burberry Prorsum AW12 show was hands down the best show at London Fashion Week. Fake rain and thunder, music by Marina and the Diamonds (‘Numb’) and a front row like no other. The collection itself is fabulous. It’s chic and playful and I love it! Which is the reason why I chose two of my favourite Burberry AW12 pieces to illustrate.

Original photos by ohdearhenry.blogspot.com

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome…to Cabaret!

The last time I’ve acted in a stage play (or probably ‘Musical’ is a better word here), was 2 years ago, and ooh, how I’ve missed it! The hurricane of applause you get at the end of each show is worth everything: every tiring rehearsal, every little ‘What am I doing here?!’ thought, every time I got stage fright minutes and seconds before I went on stage with the others. It shows you that all of that was not for nothing and that the audience enjoyed the show. It’s like a huge wave of relief. I don’t play a lead character, which I’m, in fact, glad for, as they are so stressed out before each show that they’re near tears. I’m very happy, costume-wise, because I feel comfortable in my costume and it looks really cool, like some Cabaret girl from the 20s (which is, I guess, what it’s supposed to look like…).

We’re all backstage 3 hours before each show starts to get our hair and make-up done and the last person is ready about 5 minutes before it starts. We’re a team of about 90 people (first and second cast) and you have no idea what happens backstage in those 3 hours. Everyone runs around like a headless chicken, looking for someone or something who/which isn’t there! It’s mayhem, I tell you!

In the words of the ‘conferencier’:

“Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! Fremder, étranger, stranger. Glücklich zu sehen, je suis enchanté, Happy to see you, bleibe, reste, stay!” xx