Friday, 17 May 2013
This is the return of the eyeballs! After her breathtaking A/W 12 collection, London based designer Joanna Pybus had to fulfill high expectations with her next collection. She did more than to succeed and designed a spring/summer 2013 collection, just as quirky and fabulous as one might have wished for. Flattering skirts and cheeky shorts are at their best in Joanna's stripes and eye prints. The beautiful pastel colours make the collection as sweet as candy and as explosive as a firework on a warm summer evening.
Joanna Pybus' fashion has a strong graphic approach and the patterns of her fabric are very distinctive. All her clothes are striking, yet easy to wear. The sixties are obviously a strong influence in Joanna Pybus' work and walk hand in hand with a generous touch of pop art. The simple, 60s inspired shapes are the perfect canvas to show off the bold prints. No piece of Joanna Pybus comes without a lot of humour: The eyes seem to twinkle and tell you that life is far more fun if you don't take everything too serious.
I think Twiggy and Andy Warhol would have loved this fashion, so do I.
Visit Joanna Pybus' homepage and shop the collection on Etsy.
All pictures used with the permission of Joanna Pybus. Photographer: Anya Holdstock, Model: Katharina @ M+P, Hair: Kevin Luchmun, Hair Assistant: Dexter Johnson, Make Up: Helen Rose Drake, Stylist Assistant: Aimee Ward
Monday, 13 May 2013
Dawg Shirt: Lazy Oaf at Asos, Pink Collar: Romwe, Red Lips Handbag: Romwe, Ufo Necklace: Me & Zena,
Ice Cream Collar Clips: AlternateNormality at Etsy, Flamingo Collar: Topshop, Jumper: Aloha from Deer
Bralet: Lashes of London, Pink Boots: Ego & Greed, Pop Mary Necklace: Shop with Romi
10 Things About Lovely Sara
2. I often have nightmares about giant spiders hiding under my bed.
3. When I lived in London, I had the same hair dresser as Agyness Deyn.
4. I only have one pair of jeans in my wardrobe. It's a pair of Levi's Curve ID trousers, the only one I found to perfectly suit my curvy body shape.
5. My favourite milliner and my current hairdresser are as well two of my very best friends.
6. I love Fruit Loops, no matter if for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
7. I rarely call people. Somehow I suddenly feel very shy if I have to dial a number and write instead, whenever there is the possibility.
8. The perfumes I love most are Alien by Thierry Mugler and The Rouge by Bvlgari.
9. I've seen the movie "Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King"seven times at the cinema because I was so enchanted by it.
10. Something you might have guessed: I collect Melissa shoes. At the moment I have 15 pairs. I hope my collection will grow a lot of and I want my whole flat to smell of their bubblegum scent.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
|Hello stunning flower tree, you are a true beauty!|
|May I take a picture with you? Oh see: Kitty wants to be with us too.|
|Your flower petals are so delicate and tender.|
|Both of us dressed in pink, aren't we a cute couple?|
|I love to be in this world full of pretty flowers.|
|Dressed as a 50s woman with my pinafore skirt.|
|Kitty wraps herself around my finger.|
|We can enjoy the afternoon in this pink garden.|
Wow look at all the pink trees outside, isn't it breathtaking? Pink has always been one of my favourite colours. There was a time, back at School of Arts, long, long time ago, when I dressed in no other colour. I am not that singleminded anymore, but pink occupies still a big space in my heart. My heart started to beat faster when I saw the flower trees outside and I just had to be the pink girl under the pink tree. My outfit is a lot of vintage inspired, I feel like a modest 50s housewife from an advertisement. This image of a woman fascinates me, always pretty, with a bright smile and perfect nails and makeup.
My skirt is indeed made from an original vintage pattern. After discovering this skirt, I couldn't get it out of my head again. The shape is just perfect and I love the silhouette it makes. I bought it at The Black Pinafore, it's the Etsy Store from Debora, a lovely dress maker from Italy. She is a diploma costume designer and loves the 40s and 50s. I could just send her my measurements and she made this wonderful skirt for me. I was able to choose the fabric, buttons and length of the skirt. When it arrived I was very pleased, because it fits perfectly and looks even more beautiful than I expected. I just had to wear it, go outside with it as fast as possible and show it to you surrounded by this dreamy location. I am always surprised again and again, how close from the city beautiful places like this exist. It looks like I am in an enchanted garden at the countryside, but it's just a few steps away from the big apartment blocks of the city. Even a cat wanted to be part of my pictures and she was very stubborn in staying exactly under the same tree I wanted to take my pictures. But I think she just made the pictures perfect.
I hope you enjoy spring as much as I do my lovelies. What do you think about this outfit?
Top: Vintage, Bow Tie: H&M, Skirt: The Black Pinafore at Etsy, Headband: H&M,
Shoes: Melissa (nor recent), Ring: Ebay
Shoes: Melissa (nor recent), Ring: Ebay
Sunday, 5 May 2013
|Mystical beauties with gorgeous headwear.|
|This is how pictures from a secret dream land look.|
|Breathtaking dresses are the perfect match for this fairytale creature mood.|
|A styling fit for proud queens and daring adventuresses.|
Let's open the velvet curtains and step into a world full of mysteries: Do you believe in fairytale creatures? Do you think there are women with eternal beauty, eyes full of sparkling magic and dangerous powers of seduction? I can't tell you on which island of the world they exist, but I can reveal another secret: There are clothes and accessories, which make a woman feel and look like a mystical creature and this is almost as good as having special powers. If you wear what you dream of in your wildest dream, it's a daring adventure and like achieving some glorious mischief. There will be a sparkle in your eyes, which is only seen in the eyes of the bold ones.
I think the models on this pictures have the expression I just described in their eyes. No wonder, if you consider the decadent clothes and wonderful fascinators they wear. The most elaborate boudoir could not beat what Lovechild Boudoir (clothes), Redneck Leeds (clothes) and Pearls & Swine (headwear) combined for this pictures. The elaborate dresses and the extraordinary fascinators are perfectly matched and styled. There is an atmosphere of secrets and temptation in these pictures. Because I am a big fan of Pearls & Swine, of course I can't keep my eyes from the fascinators especially. Marie Antoinette would be jealous of this wonderful ship hats, all the feathers and delicate beadings.
I almost hear the rustle of the precious garments, while looking at these pictures and they make me dream of adventures at sea, full of mermaids, giant octopuses and siren songs. Are you under the spell of this pictures too and join the dream?
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
|Yes, I dare to shine and sparkle.|
|Thoughts about the jungle inspires me to be colourful.|
|Do you think these diamonds have been found hidden in the heart of the jungle?|
|At the moment, I am the one and only exotic bird here.|
|Is there a parrot with purple and green feathers, just like my outfit?|
|I keep looking for exotic things wherever I am.|
|And see what I found: There is a lovely toucan hiding in the thicket.|
Hello world, I feel like sparkling today. Gosh, I am so in love with these glasses, bought from Her Tiny Teeth. They are the most shiny accessory I ever owned. Like a disco ball, they spread their reflections everywhere. The glasses makes me feel like I am a mermaid barbie in my own kitschy disco kingdom. Isn't it great, if fashion causes feelings like this? I bet no mouse gray jumper will ever manage something similar, no matter how expensive it was. I am so much enchanted by the spell of this glasses, I can't even put them in my drawer or handbag. If I don't wear them, they usually lie on my table and cheer me up with their rainbow colours. A few days ago, a lovely parcel with this clutch arrived. I opened it and since then the clutch was lying close to the glasses. The two of them loved each other at first sight and I started to think about the diamonds of the glasses as a rare treasure hidden in the deep, deep jungle and guarded by an army of toucans.
While we did the shooting for this post, a lot of families with children crossed us on their way to enjoy the wonderful weather outside. Most of them were wearing very casual clothes, fit for having a barbecue in the nature or going for a walk. They were staring at me with big eyes and a few of them shouted "Lady Gaga" after me again and again. Do I mind? Yes I do. Do I want to change? No, I don't. Dear people out there, I just follow my mind and I am happy to be who I am. I like it wild, I like it metallic and I like it a little bit barbie. Lovely readers, would you do me a favour? Please go to your wardrobe, grab out a lovely piece you bought but never dared to wear and combine it with something you love. I am sure you will feel bold and look radiant. Go out like this, smile and be confident. I believe that people have a certain shine when they dare to express themselves. I would love to cross your way, if you wear your secret fashion dreams. It would be like a meeting of diamonds, far away from the jungle, but home.
Friday, 26 April 2013
|Fascinator: Pearls & Swine*, Dress: Lashes of London, Lipstick: Lime Crime, Clutch: Liusia Japan at Boticca,|
Shoes: Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa at Farfetch
It's definitely time for ice cream now! Which is your favourite flavor? I can't decide, because I love all the pretty pastel colours at the ice cream parlour. This outfit brings all of them together: Baby Pink like strawberry, lemon yellow, berry purple and blue like the mysterious ice cream called "smurfs". The outfit starts with a cone on the head and ends with one at the heel. Both of this pieces made me shriek out with pleasure when I saw them first. I think the fascinator from Pearls & Swine and the shoes from Karl Lagerfeld from Melissa are perfection. I need both of them in my life for my perfect summer feeling, don't you agree?
I would love to play a little game and pretend that I work at an ice cream parlour, providing all of you with the most delicious ice cream you ever tasted. I would wear my cone fascinator every day and sell pistachio, vanilla and coconut. An ice cream girl dressed like this would be the attraction of the city for sure!
Don't you think this outfit is sweeter than any flavour of ice cream?
* Pearls and Swine Fascinator: Model: Patricia Lopes, MUA: Jane Armstrong Mua,
Photographer: Ellie Victoria Gale Photographer
Monday, 22 April 2013
|Sweet Miss Ivi and her even sweeter Miss Lovett polka dot top with peter pan collar.|
|Dressed in sexy red and wild leopard print.|
|Top and dress in a turquoise fabric, perfect for summer holidays.|
|Two other cool top and skirt combos, either with a cute bow or sweet buttons.|
Finally it's time to introduce a lovely label again: Let me tell you about Miss Lovett, an amazing German label, specialized in rocking and sweet fashion. The label was founded 2011 in Mannheim and is successfully growing since then.The two designers Deborah Brehm and Nina Kiil are the creative minds behind Miss Lovett. Supported by a little team of tailors, they create and sew their very feminine and cheeky clothes. Everything they sell is handmade in Germany and will definitely make the heart of modern Rockabilly and Pin-Up girls beat faster. Fashion from Miss Lovett is produced in small series and if you order something, it will be handmade with love especially for you. Therefore, every piece of Miss Lovett, is something special and unique.
Miss Lovett's newest masterstroke is an exciting collection, called "A Kiss From Miss Ivi". It was made in collaboration with the German tattoo and pinup model Miss Ivi. My germanophone readers might know her from the TV show "Goodbye Deutschland – Die Auswanderer" on VOX, where she shows her life in Switzerland after emigrating from her home country Germany. The blond Miss Ivi with her endless legs, her colourful tattoos and her winning smile is a wonderful choice as face and inspiration. The clothes of her collection are as sweet as herself and just perfect for summer. There is a lot of turquoise, which awakes dreams of relaxing in a swimming pool and eating ice cream on holiday. Wild leopard prints and sexy red are important parts of the collection as well. I wish I had the whole collection, because I can't decide for a favourite. I bet wearing this fashion makes any girl feel a little bit like beautiful Miss Ivi.
Please take a visit to Miss Lovett's online store, have a look at their wonderful fashion and tell me about your favourite pieces. In case you fell in love with something head over heel: They ship worldwide and turn you instantly into a 50s beauty. I can't wait to try it out on myself neither.
Copyright all pictures by Miss Lovett, Model: Miss Ivi
Copyright all pictures by Miss Lovett, Model: Miss Ivi