The guy above is in a casting show called "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (the equivalent to "American Idol"). I think he as a "certain something" and and I think he is refreshingly different from the somewhat chavvy teens that are the more typical candidates in this particular casting show.
Die Frage ist nun, ob die Kollektion (die man sich hier genauer ansehen kann) wirklich zum kaufen anregt. Nachdem ich mich bei Lanvin für H+M vom Blogger-Hype habe anstecken lassen, und etwas gekauft habe, was ich vielleicht dreimal getragen habe, stehe ich solchen Kollaborationen inzwischen etwas skeptisch gegenüber. Eigentlich gibt es diesmal nur ein Teil das ich wirklich haben will, nämlich die orangefarbenen Ohrringe. Ob ich blos deswegen am 8.März in eine größere Stadt fahre, muss ich mir noch schwer überlegen. Was meint ihr, wollt ihr euch etwas aus der Kollektion zulegen, oder eher nicht?
I know, "Marni at H+M" is the subject every blogger writes about at the moment, so it's not very original to post about this. But I want to join the ranks of the unoriginal, because I find the collaboration really interesting. Designer Consuelo Castiglioni compiled an affordable collection that is, with lots of prints, chunky jewellery and an overall quirky-girly look, very close to typical styles of the label Marni.
It is the question, whether the collection (which you can have a closer look at here) really makes you want to buy the stuff. After I was infected by the blogger-hype in the case of "Lanvin for H+M", when I bought a shirt I have worn maybe three times, I'm rather sceptical about such collaborations. To own the truth, there is only one item I really want to have this time, which are the orange earrings. I'm undecided as to wether I'm going to go to the next bigger city on March 8th only for a pair of earrings. What do you think? Are you crazy about the collection, or not so much?
According to The Man Repeller the trend at New York's shows was "mature". Simplicity, which I loved in Phillip Lim's collection already, and a certain seriousness really seem to be important to different designers in different ways this season. Alexander Wang (first row) is generally known for sporty and cool looks. But maybe this season the models looked even a bit more warrior-like in almost only white or black looks, leather and awkward net-scarves. Proenza Schouler (second row) also showed black-and-white looks, heavy-looking leather jackets and broad, boxy pieces. Some Asian prints balanced the strict forms. A more classic approach could be seen for example at Marc by Marc Jacobs (bottom row). He paired sober buisiness-looks with a Nineties-Grunge-girl's footwear: no nonsense, but not too much maturity either.
Tja, ich weiss auch nicht, warum ich das hier alles schreibe, vermutlich glaube ich heimlich, dass ich doch nicht so doof bin und irgendwem irgendwas zu sagen habe. Ausserdem ist es schon spät, ich muss ins Bett.
For months my final exams have been the most important thing in my life and occassionally they turned up on the blog also. I had been hoping that around this time I would be able to close this chapter. Successfully, of course. But there is one exam I didn't pass that I need to repeat. This is not really a tragedy, but still I have to take it seriously. I've been at university way too long already, and still I'm not finished! And now I can start the last part of teacher taining (which takes place at the school and is payed) only half a year later than I expected. Well, that's how the half years and the years go by and my life does not move on. Now, I would like to emphasize that the purpose of this post is not complaining or whining. I know very well, that everything is my own fault. -And that's exactly what's the problem. The feeling of guilt paralizes you and the conviction that you're not good at something will only make you worse. (But, coming to think of it, maybe there is something good in this: After these experiences at uni I will be able to understand not only the good students but also those who see school as their enemy.)
Ah, why am I writing all of this? I don't know, maybe I secretly believe that I'm not completely stupid and that after all I have something to say to someone. And besides that: it's late, I need to go to bed.
It's February and we're fed up with winter and winter fashion - and in New York it's Fashion Week, Fall/Winter 12/13. It's February and we don't feel like dressing up as long as spring is still far away, so we opt for simple outfits - while in New York the label 3.1 Phillip Lim shows how beautiful simple looks can be.
Ein paar Bilder von Essen und Getränken, die ich im Laufe der letzten Monate in Restaurants gemacht hab. Ich wünschte es wären mehr, aber normalerweise hab ich immer schon halb aufgegessen, bevor ich auf die Idee komme, Fotos zu machen. Ich wünschte ausserdem, das Bild von der Pizza würde im Querfomat angezeigt! (bitte den Kopf entsprechend kippen)
Neon klingt auf den ersten Blick wie ein Trend, den man nicht unbedingt mitmachen will. Aber in letzter Zeit habe ich auf vielen Blogs gesehen, wie toll dieser Trend aussehen kann. Der Trick ist die Dosierung: ein oder zwei Accessoires (oder auch mal drei) sind perfekt. Hier hab ich mal zwei Polyvore-Sets zu diesem Thema zusammengestellt: Das erste enthält nur Accessoires, das zweite wäre vielleicht ein schönes Outfit für den Frühlingsspaziergang - wenn es denn so circa in in drei Monaten warm genug ist.
At first glance neon might not sound like a trend you want to follow. But lately I've seen how great this trend can look on several blogs. The trick is the "dosage" of the neon: One or two or maybe three accessoiries are perfect. Below you see two Polyvore sets I did about this topic. The first one includes only accessoiries, the second one is an outfit I would love to take a walk in in Spring - which would be in about three months.
neon accessoiries von teeteetee, neon shades enthaltend
Forever 21 patent shoes, $7.50
Rebecca Minkoff flap handbag, $195
Free People neon jewelry, $28
ASOS plastic jewelry, $36
Aqua neon jewelry, $20
With Love From CA hair clip accessory, $6.99 (I thought that was a necklace!)
Charlotte Russe neon shades, $5.50
neon accents von teeteetee, current elliott jeans enthaltend
Michael Kors ribbed cardigan, €118
Topshop t shirt, $30
Current/Elliott current elliott jeans, £199
BULB neon earrings, $30
Lightweight scarve, $150
Studded belt, $24
Converse Chucks AS Light Hi Can: Amazon.de: Schuhe & Handtaschen, €70
Glitter shoes have become a favourite with bloggers lately. This gave me the idea to put some glitter on an old pair of mine. Admittedly, my old booties look nothing like Miu Miu or any copies of those, even in their "improved" version, but at least you can't do much harm if you try out a DIY like this with shoes you don't really wear anymore anyway.
There are several things in my little apartment that used to belong to my grandma. I've always admired the glasses above so my grandma gave them to me as a birthday present once. I use them for decoration now, not for drinking. The lamp below also stems from my grandparents' household. It's probably older than me, but it still works - unlike the IKEA lamp that I had on my desk before.