Friday, 19 September 2014

Friday Favourites

friday favourites, pink, fashion
Unicorn Ring  –  Platform Jelly Shoes  –  Butterfly Silk Scarf
Pink Fur Clutch  –  Metallic Lace Dress  –  Silver High Heels
Hands Bracelet  –  Clear Bubble Backpack
Pink Tassel Earrings  – Ouch Flamingo Plasters

Friday, yay! For this week's Friday Favourites I chose very dreamy things, because I think that's what we need. Dreaming of pink plastic hair, futuristic shoes, fluffy fur and a princess dress makes a girl forget about the hard work life, doesn't it?

I had a little bit a cold the whole week, and this is why I rather spent time at home browsing the net in the evenings, instead of going out. I think my favourites benefited from the extended online time… My plans for the weekend are to continue with making myself comfortable at home. Just me, my computer, a lot of tea and sleep. Probably I'll already look out for my next Friday Favourites, be prepared…

What are your plans for the weekend and how do you like my finds?

Monday, 15 September 2014

Fabulous Flamingo

Collectif Clothing, Tropical Print, Flamingo fascinator
Oh my Flamingo: Tropical prints and my favourite animal for today's look.
Jazzafine, Flamingo fascinator, quirky headwear
Beloved Pink Bird: Always wear a flamingo with pride and a smile on your mouth!
Collectif clothing london, tropical prints, flamingo fascinator
Mint and Pink: My favourite pastel combination at the moment.
Jazzafine, Flamingo hat, fascinator
Cute Birdie: Isn't it darling how he stretches its legs?
Collectif clothing, Jazzafine, flamingo look
Crop Top Crush: There is still enough sun to show a bare midriff, yay!
collectif clothing, sarong skirt, tropical print
Let's get tropical: Toucans, pineapples and flamingos, what a perfect print!
Bleach London Rose, Jazzafine, Flamingo Fascinator
Pink Dreams: Loving every detail of this fascinator. It's just perfection!

Rome wasn't built in a day, this counts for this look as well. Ladies, you are finally welcome to see the look that took the longest time to be presented in the story of this blog. Every detail of the look, from shoes to accessories, was already set crystal clear in my mind for weeks, but almost like a conspiracy something seemed to prevent me from making it happen. The most annoying part of the story was, when the fascinator got lost in the post, somewhere between Germany and Switzerland. Oh, how I glared at the post man like a murder doll…

But finally the pictures are shot, the outfit looks as I imagined. Sometimes my outfit posts make me jump from my chair with joy because I think I created something I didn't manage before. More harmony, more edginess, a colour combination better than a rainbow… But usually it doesn't last long. It's a big hunger inside me; the demanding desire to create new looks. I wonder where it comes from: Why do I need more flamingos in my life, why can't I just be happy with ten skirts in my wardrobe instead of being the biggest supporter of pollution and carrying bag after bag of new stuff home? Why? 

I seriously don't know. I just love you; big monster called fashion. I love to be the most ridiculous girl in the eyes of people who wouldn't dare to wear red shoes. So I keep on going on my highest heels. Today, this is my perfect look, but wait: Can I beat it with the next? I hope so, and I try. It's already in my head…

Sending you a lot of flamingo love till then. I am very happy if you tell me how you like this look.

My Outfit: 
Crop Top: Collectif Clothing, Skirt: Collectif Clothing, Fascinator: Jazzafine, Necklace: Tatty Devine, Shoes: River Island

Thanks to Jazzafine for the fascinator.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Fashion Twins

Going to the pony farm with Katia from Lazy Kat 
Loving fruit salad with Kate Gabrielle from Scathingly Brilliant
Feeling sporty vibes with Emma from My Life in Pink
Dreaming of unicorns with Kizzy from The Dainty Dolls House
Rainbow pastel gang with Katia from Lazy Kat
Chic in boucle with Kizzy from The Dainty Dolls House

Do you sometimes imagine how it would be to have a twin sister? According to Wikipedia, there are 9 to 16 twins per 1,000 births in Europe. My grand aunts were two of them and not only, but for a while even oldest twins alive at the age of 99.

I am a twin too, just not by birth: I have several fashion twin sisters. We don't share our genes, but our style and a love for certain fashion pieces. While everybody of us is craving for uniqueness, it's also a pleasure to discover amazing girls all over the world having a similar taste in common. There is nothing better than sharing the excitement about the newest finds together.

Here I present a few examples of bloggers I love, wearing the same as I do. I love to see how different one piece can be styled. All those girls inspire me and probably I do the same sometimes. I love you; gorgeous fashion sisters and I am proud to share some pieces of my wardrobe with you!

Do you have fashion twins too, lovelies and what do you think about these looks?

Friday, 5 September 2014

Dreams Are No Soap Bubbles

kawaii look, Illustrated People, Harajuku dress
Let the soap bubbles fly through the air.
Illustrated People, Harajuku dress, pink hair collar
Hair and collar match: Perfect plan, isn't it?
Clara Chérie, Bleach pastel pink hair, Illustrated People
Bubblegum haired girls are happy to watch the rainbow coloured bubbles.
Pink Heart shaped glasses, Harajuku dress, Illustrated People
 No idea what is written there, I hope it's something as sweet as the pattern looks.
Illustrated People, Japanes print dress, pink hair accessory
Feeling very kawaii today, almost like a Harajuku girl.
Illustrated People, Harajuku girl dress, pink kawaii outfit
I could laugh the whole day, wearing one of my fashion dreams around my neck.
pink hair, hair collar, Illustrated People
Lesson learned: Not all dreams are just cloud castles.
Illustrated People, Clara Chérie, pastel pink hair
Is it because of the heart shaped glasses or why do I feel so pink today?
Ego & Greed, pink holographic platform shoes, winner shoes
Long legs for tiny girls: Platforms, please!

Cute, cuter, the cutest, my outfit! Oh yes, I try to fit as much Kawaii in my outfit as possible. Bubblegum pink is my colour therapy, candy floss my philosophy. A few years ago I tended to dress black or gray, whenever I had a difficult time. Nowadays I think that's completely the wrong thing: Colours (and especially pastel colours) are an astonishing antidote against dark moods. Don't underestimate the power of cuteness!

I especially love this outfit, because it contains many things that make me smile. Making soap bubbles during the shooting was just too much fun. I nearly emptied the whole bottle, because I couldn't stop anymore.  I didn't do this for ages and was fascinated by how wonderful the bubbles look in the light. Isn't it amazing how beautiful something as simple as soap bubbles can be?

Today's look includes the fulfillment of a dream: A while ago, I spotted this pink hair collar on a page. I didn't know who designed it or where to get it, but it was love at first sight and never left my mind. A few months later I was introduced to a lovely French girl called Clara Chérie and was so surprised to see it on her page again, among a lot of wonderful creations. I begged her that I needed to wear this, and here it is on my neck. Dreams don't burst like soap bubbles all the time, but sometimes they come true in Barbie land!

What are your fashion dreams come true my lovelies?

My Outfit: 
Dress: Illustrated People, Pink Hair Collar: Clara Chérie (made to order),
Shoes: Ego & Greed, Sunglasses: River Island, Tights: Topshop, Socks: Topshop

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Friday Favourites

Friday Favouries, Wishlist, Shopping
Disney Princess Socks  –  Unicorn Socks  –  Baby Blue Coat
Rainbow Rose Miniskirt  –  Camera Instax Mini  –  Earrings with Printed Eyes
Pom Pom Headphones  –  Dr. Martens Boots  –  Furry Iphone Case  –  Fluffy Cat Jumper

Yay, it's weekend, finally! I can't tell you how much this makes me jump from joy. I just want to sing, dance in circles, drink Pimms and laugh about silly things while wearing my biggest fascinator and killer heels.

This week seemed never-ending and very hard: I left London again and still feel so heartbroken. I just love this city with all my heart and hate this exclusion from my personal paradise. As well I was buried under a sky-high pile of work at my daytime job, and there was no time left to prepare everything I intended to do for you. It stings and feels like disappointing you.

What helps more to brighten up a dark time like this than looking at beautiful things? I wish that my favorites of the week let your eyes shine, just as they did with mine. I already bought three of the things. Maybe you can guess which ones, you clever things?

Have a happy weekend lovelies and keep your eyes open for everything pretty.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

One Moment in Pastels

pastel kimono, tatty pastel embroidery, pastel look
Decisions: Why going for a single colour if I can have the whole rainbow?
house of trendella blogger, kimono look, pastel rainbow look
Candy From Head To Toe: A look with feathers and tassels.
tatty devine, mexican embroidery, pastel
Mexican Embroidery In Perspex: Detailed Statement Necklace from Tatty Devine.
jazzafine, pastel fascinator, mint fascinator
Tender Feathers: A fascinator from Jazzafine especially made to match this look.
tassel kimono, pastel kimono, pink chunky sandals
I Love My Shoes: Recently I can't get enough of those chunky sandals.
pastel kimono, rainbow kimono, house of trendella
Feeling Wonderful: Putting on a kimono instantly adds some drama to a look. I like.
jazzafne, fascinator, pastel
The Angel Lies In the Detail: Perfect combination of feathers, netting and flowers.
pastel look, rainbow kimono, mint dress
Dreamy Mood: Pastels are definitely good for my mood.

Probably the only moment in life when everything is blank is the second after birth. In this single instant, everything is open and possible. Later on, you start realizing that you have to make millions of decisions, every minute, every second. A lot of them are very simple ones – like where do you want to have lunch or if you prefer the cinema or the art museum.

Sometimes even those decisions have unexpected side effects: Taking the tube instead of the bus could lead into meeting an amazing person that will change your life. Who are you, who am I, but a mishmash of millions of decisions? Thinking about all this data you have to deal with, the human brain appears as a super computer, doesn't it?

People are born into a specific culture and with their very own unique skills. Knowing what we can't and can sometimes provide the feeling of just following the path of what was given to us. I say this is just one page of the story. You are your very own artist, constantly choosing colours and painting your life story.

Decisions close doors and open new ones. Don't underestimate them, not even the apparently simple ones. I choose to wear my pastel kimono today; this might change your opinion about me. Maybe you are here for the very first time, and your impression about me has been made according to this look. I believe that my day could have turned out differently with another outfit. Maybe not significant, but just a little.

I wonder what adventures the kimono will bring me today.
My decision of the day: I don't say no to any colour, but just wear them all.

My Outfit: 
Kimono: House of Trendella, Dress: H&M, Necklace: Tatty Devine,
Fascinator: Jazzafine, Watch: Swatch, Shoes: River Island, Socks: Topshop,
Ring: Selena Kuhl

Thanks to Jazzafine for the fascinator.

Friday, 15 August 2014

I Am Your Fortune Teller

turban look, rare london, ethnic look
Let's gaze into the future! It's full of amazement, be assured.
le specs hi brow, tatty devine moon earrings, ivy cut purple turban
We shall enter a world of smoke and mystery together.
Rare London, flower print jacket, fluffy marabou feather bag
No gypsy, but a modern mystical look.
marabou feather bag, satin flower print jacket, rare london
Today's fortune tellers wear their glass sphere on their feet, didn't you know?
river island, fluffy lilac bag, marabou feather clutch
What does a fortune teller do with a fluffy bag you might wonder? Well, this is a secret, never to be revealed.
rare london, black and white roses print, satin combo
I'm going to open the satin curtains.
le specs hi brow, purple turban, tatty devine fortune teller
Not without fulfilling a prejudice: Wearing moon earrings is a must.
rare london, flower print jacket, ethnic fashion
You will see my prophecy will come true!

Let's do something completely different! Why not try to create a modern ethnic look? I was never particularly interested in this kind of look, but a visit to the Gaultier exhibition changed my mind. No, I don't restyle something I've seen there, but  the global ethnic motifs of this ingenious designer left their traces. As well this look is a tribute to the Tatty Devine AW2014 collection, dedicated to the mystics of fortune telling and divination. I don't own one of the pieces yet, but I thought it were fun to style an inspired look with something from a past collection of theirs.

I get excited when I find something all new to try out, I just love to transform. Very often I have the impression that a lot of girls just want to be pretty and dresses after this maxim. How boring I say! There is nothing wrong about looking beautiful I agree, but that's really not what fashion is about. Fashion is a game: You can be whatever you want to be. Just dress and play!

Don't fall into the trap of following habits, banish your favourite colour for a day and leave your comfort zone. If you show the world something except your best side, you may discover you have some good sides you didn't see before.

How do you like my fortune teller look lovelies?

My Outfit: 
Jacket and Shorts: Rare London, Crop Top: H&M, Bag: River Island,
Turban: Ivy Cut, Shoes: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa, Tights: H&M,
Earrings: Tatty Devine, Ring: Ebay, Bangle: Serena Kuhl

Thanks to Rare London for jacket and shorts and to Ivy Cut for the turban.