Tag Archive | wedding dress

Ball Gown & Curls


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.


















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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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!

Purple dress – the Bridesmaids Dream

My next project will be a purple (gathered) silk dress. I originally intended to make it look a bit like Carrie Bradshaws Vivienne Westwood wedding dress (photo by http://www.stylefrizz.com):

But unfortunately I’m not able to do the triangle neckline and I don’t want to copy the unique Mrs Westwood. I tried several options and decided this would look best:

The Royal Wedding 2011

The Royal wedding will most definitely go down in history as one of the most glamorous and touching moments in British history.
I got up at 7.30 this morning after I woke up last night at 4am and thought I had missed the wedding (was quite a shock!). And I can say it was worth getting up that early, and it was also worth every single tear I shed. I loved everything about that wedding: the wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton, the atmosphere, the guests, the hats, the carriage; absolutely everything. The junior bridesmaids were so cute!
I also had a little discussion with some people on facebook who were ‘bored’ by my excited comments about the wedding (I made only 2 comments about the wedding on facebook so that’s really not something to complain about). Anyway, I told them I think that this wedding brings together a lot of British people and makes them proud of their country. And I think this community spirit is something very beautiful. Everyone else I talked to or whose tweets I read, was very excited and even felt patriotic and slightly in panic when the ring didn’t want to fit on Kate Middletons – excuse me, on Her Royal Highness, Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge’s finger…

This is me, royally “dressed up”:

The junior bridesmaids:

The Queen:

This is unbelievably cute!