Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's a girl's world

Whenever I'm in London, I make sure I pay a visit to one of the Cath Kidston stores (I especially love the one on Marylebone High Street). They've got amazing stuff with girly flower prints like washbags, napkins, passport holders, bags, wallets, luggage tags, pyjamas...

Cath Kidston with some of her popular designs
Washbag

Key to my heart

I finally got to choose my birthday present at Tiffany's (my boyfriend knows how much I love the blue boxes). I went for this cute key from the new key collection with a long chain:
I adore it!

Picture: tiffany&co

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Outfit of the day

Enjoying the sunny day in Regent's Park - before hitting the stores, of course ;-)

Jacket: Zara, Dress: H&M, Leggin: H&M, Sunglasses: Dior, Belt: obviously Chanel, Ballerinas: Lanvin, Bag: Chloé


Picture: moi

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hermès at Liberty

Hermès has created a pop-up-store at Liberty celebrating an exclusive limited edition range of scarves and ties. The concept was designed to introduce the traditional brand to a younger target group and I bet it's working quite well as the prices for the scarves start at about 80 Pounds (still expensive for a little piece of cotton). Walking past Liberty today I popped in to take a look...
I adore the limited flower prints, but I simply don't wear scarves like that. Though there are lots of ways to wear Hermès scaves and the shop assistants are eager to show you how to create tops or turbans, I still don't know what to do with it once I'm at home in front of the mirror. The only thing I sometimes (once or twice a year) do is using a scarf as a headband. That's it!
For me, the scarf-wrapped-around-handles-style is out of the question and I'm laughing at all the girls wearing a wrapped Hermès scarf around their wrist. Sorry, but I just don't like it!

Hermès Pop-Up-Store at Liberty
One of the limited prints
Pictures: moi, liberty

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Notting Hill...

...is my all-time favourite part of London, especially on Saturdays. If you ever go there you've got to pay a visit to the Humming Bird Bakery on Portobello Road and try the Red Velvet Cupcakes (they're seriously the best!)

Humming Bird Bakery

And I make sure I always stop by at one of the two Apple Tree boutiques on Portobello Road. They've got the cutest dresses.

Apple Tree

Apple Tree
Pictures: moi

Clubbing

Shirt: Amplified, Leggings: American Apparel, Heels: Louboutin, Clutch: Chloé

Picture: moi

Friday, September 25, 2009

Yay or Nay?

I could finally identify MK Olsen's latest bag: it's Prada and it sells for a reasonable price -compared to the exclusive bags MK normally totes around (here in London it's 400 Pounds which is about 430€).


There it is...it's pretty, kind of an edgy, vintage-like little pouch. The colour in the picture looks like orange, but indeed it's red. The only thing is, that I think this might be a one-season-only item. What do you think? I seriously don't want to spend that much for a bag and then toss it away next winter.
I also came across this lambskin pouch ( about 300 €) which might be more of a classic piece, but therefore less exciting.
HELP! Should I get the red pouch, the black one or do you think it's just a waste of money?

Pictures: olsen-twins-news, moi

A witch...

...has lost her shoes and somehow they turned up in the shoe department at Selfridges.

Marc Jacobs
Picture: moi

Trend-loving

I love H&M Trend! And I still don't know why the hell they've stopped selling it in Stuttgart. So H&M is always on my London shopping agenda!
And this is what landed in my shopping bag today:

Skirt and Blouse: H&M Trend, Heels: Louboutin, Necklace: Tiffany&Co

Pictures: moi

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Let's destroy the Union Jack

While shopping at Selfridges I came across this jeans model by Hudson. Actually, I am not that into destroyed jeans (what drives me nuts is my dad saying that I'm paying money for a truely DESTROYED piece). But now, I'm hesitating... is it worth paying a fortune for a destroyed jeans with a Union Jack Print that you can see through the sliced holes?
Despite the price tag I had to try it on and it was just perfect! Finally a jeans whith an adequate length (I hate JBrand and Ksubi for the lengths *grrr).

So I guess I just found me a new jeans brand, even though I didn't splurge on this model. Maybe I'll look for a more decent one.

Pictures: moi

September is not over yet

My first stop today will be HMV and no fashion boutique. Wondering why? Thanks to streetrunway I realized that "The September Issue" is out on DVD in the UK. I'm so looking forward to see it...

Picture: amazon

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fashion on tour

Yeah, that's right. The collections by "Clemens en August" are not sold at any boutiques or department stores. Instead, "Clemens en August" is shown at art galleries and museums within the framework of a collection tour.
The man behind the brand, Alexander Brenninkmeijer, is descended from the C&A clan and he calls himself rather a business man than a designer ;-)The label is named after Clemens und August Brenninkmeijer who set up C&A in the 19th century. The idea is to cut out the retail margin by touring the collection. With this concept "Clemens en August" is able to sell exclusive clothes made out of high quality material at a reasonable price.
I think that's a great retail idea, plus, I love the collection. The label was launched in 2003 and without a hint from a very good friend I would've never heard of this concept.
The next tour (f/w collection) will start in early October and the collection can be seen and purchased in Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich, Tokyo, Vienna and Zurich.
For more information check out the website: clemens-en-august
Here are my favourite pieces from the current men/women fall/winter collection:





Tuesday, September 22, 2009

London Calling

I'm so sorry I haven't given any news. I was working 24/7 and celebrating my birthday!
Tomorrow I'll be heading for London and I promise I will provide some shopping advice and present all my favourite places and pieces for fall/winter!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Carolina Herrera's got milk

What a great combination: A fashion designer with a milk mustache. Love the idea!


Pictures: justjared

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There it is...

A new it-bag is born! No, wait! YSL doesn't do it-bags. That is why the new YSL Roady will definitely turn into a classic must-have item after the first hype is over. MK Olsen (why is it always her???) was already seen toting around the new Roady with the chain braiding details in August as well as Leighton Meester (classic version in red) and Katy Perry. By now, you must know, that if a bag is spotted on MK, it's definitely going to be an it-bag next season (MK is always one season ahead).
Argh, I'm still mulling over the Alexander Wang Coco Duffel!!! But this YSL bag WILL definitely be a better investment. I guess I just start hunting down both when I'm in London...
But what do you think: fashionable Wang or safe YSL?

Christy Turlington with the classic Roady in black (A/W 09/10 campaign)

MK's version with chain braiding details

Leighton Meester on set with the red YSL Roady

Monday, September 14, 2009

Unbelievable!

I cannot believe it: Rachel Zoe is rocking a bag I got months ago!

Rachel Zoe on her coffee run on September 9th

When I first spotted the black Chloé Python Paraty Bag on Mary-Kate Olsen I knew that I had to have it - no matter what it costs! So I managed to get the last one from the Chloé Boutique in Munich in April (I did mention that my true passion is tracking down items that are actually sold out everywhere ;-). And I must say, I don't regret buying it! It's the bag of my dreams (it sounds cheesy, but it's true - at least until next season :-P).

Setting the trend: MK Olsen

Unfortunately the black version is sold out at net-a-porter, but there are new colours which are also featured in the fall/winter campaign.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

We all love...

...the brand new RM by Roland Mouret Leggings. I've spotted them on various blogs and fashion magazines and I must say, I fell in love!


The texture really makes it special, but the price to pay is not less than 641 € at net-a-porter.
But don't worry, I just found an excellent highstreet substitute: The Boa Shiny Leggings by American Apparel - in gold, black or silver - for just 42 €. And I won't be paying 600 € more just for the colour blends ;-)


Pictures: net-a-porter, american apparel

Friday, September 11, 2009

My head says YES, my stomach NO

Hair-bands are a must-have-accessory! I'm not talking about those tacky headpieces from H&M, which I only use when I'm washing my face or when I have a bed-hair-day. The hair-bands I'm referring to have been spotted frequently on Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf. As expected, the pieces seen on Blair are exclusive designer items and cost a fortune (from 200 $ up to 725 $, which is definitely NOT a reasonable price!).
So I kept on looking for similar ones, but neither Accessorize nor H&M could satisfy my expectations. This headpiece must be easy to copy... so come on... otherwise, I must admit, there's only one way to get such a beautiful hair-band: Overdraw your bank account!

Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) wearing a headband by Jennifer Behr

Headband by Jennifer Behr

Pictures: vogue, jennifer behr

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The worst...

...side of the 80s is back! SAT 2 is definitely going to be an exciting movie judging from the outfits we've seen so far. Nohing to adapt, of course, but still a great inspiration.


Pictures: justjared

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fashion Hunter!

Yesterday we finally discovered the nice shopping area of Athens. Believe it or not, we even tracked down a Marc Jacobs store. I ended up buying a skinny JBrand for 97 € which was on sale. But the Collier de Chien was sold out at Hermes in Athens and at the airport as well. No wonder, since lately there've been plenty of editorials covering it. I'm gonna try Stuttgart and London, because now, that it's sold out, it's becoming more and more interesting. I love fashion hunting. When it's challenging it's even more fun!
Me on coke: Scarf: Louis Vuitton, Blouse: French Connection, Bag:Chloé

Picture: moi

Sunday, September 6, 2009

SJP gets tied up

Only SJP can get away with this kind of outfit. I love how she paired the tied up button-down shirt with studded heels. Personally, I'm more a fan of Charlotte's Park-Avenue-style, but it's always exciting watching Carrie wear combinations no one could ever get away with. Can't wait for the movie...

Picture: justjared

Friday, September 4, 2009

One of a kind...

...these Hermes bracelets are worth every penny. They're classic pieces with a little twist and a certain allure. You will wear them forever and concerning the price tag you will definitely have to wear them forever. It's worth looking for second hand Hermes pieces in smaller auction houses like Eppli for they can guarantee the authenticity of designer items. But why on earth are we willing to spend a fortune for a tiny little wristlet? I'm used to answer questions like this since I'm really into the whole exclusive brands. So here we go: First, anything Hermes will never ever be totally out of style, second, every girl should own at least one item from the French fashion house, third, you can always resell it (which, of course, you would never even think of), fourth, it's worth seeing the jealous glances from other girls, and...well…let’s just say that there are thousands of arguments for splurging on Hermes. And that's exactly the first thing I'm going to do after my holidays.


I personally adore the "Collier de chien"...



...but the "Kelly double tour" isn't bad either.
Pictures: Hermes, Zimbio

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Boat Trip 2

The latest trend for fall is a good tan ;-) I'm working on mine on our cruise in Greece as you can see...


Bikini: Missoni, Sunglasses: Marni


Picture: moi