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May 2012

Posted on May 30, 2012

Zara’s Animal Top

Jumpers/ Rebel/ Wardrobe

I can’t resist the big cat prints because it is irresistible ultra-glamorous – just animal magnetism.

And of course I had to try this amazing Animal top from Zara! I could not leave it in the fitting room because the cut is so classic that I can mix it in all directions. It’s not single piece but multifunctional.

From skinny belts, scarves  to daring printed pants and skirts, take inspiration from all these gorgeous street style looks.

Animal Prints are really timeless if you combine your wardrobe with style – in doubt, always less than more.

Posted on May 28, 2012

Lancôme’s best Beauty Face

Icons/ Rebel

1992 wurde Isabella Rossellini nach 14 Jahren Zusammenarbeit mit Lancôme auf Grund ihres damaligen Alters – sie war Anfang 40 – “in Rente” geschickt, obwohl sie eine phantastische Markenbotschafterin war. Ein großer strategischer Fehler, denn bis heute konnte L’Oréal die Lücke nicht schließen, alle nach folgenden Lancôme-Gesichter sind nicht annährend so außergewöhnlich schön, wie Isabella Rossellini und selbst ihre Tochter Elettra Wiedemann kann dem unweigerlichen Vergleich mit der Mutter nicht standhalten.

“Nachdem ‘Lancôme’ mich fallen ließ, hat es etwas gedauert, bis sie Ersatz finden konnten. Die Forschung zeigte, dass die Frauen es gut fanden, jemanden in den 40ern für Anti-Falten-Produkte werben zu sehen. Weil es sich mit einem Mädchen in den 20ern einfach nicht richtig anfühlt.”

“Altersdiskriminierung hat bei Frauen dazu geführt, dass sie sich bei dem Gedanken daran, älter zu werden, unwohl fühlen”, sagt Isabella Rossellini. Das hatte auch “Lancôme” inzwischen erkannt – 2008 setzte die Firma die über 40-jährige Juliette Binoche als Werbegesicht für Anti-Aging-Pflege ein.

“When I was hot as a model, I always knew my entire schedule for the next eight months in advance, every moment was planned and filled. And this lasted for 10 years!”

“There`s nothing wrong with modeling, except that it doesn`t last. I had the stereotype most people have, that it`s stupid, but it wasn`t stupid at all. I loved spending a day with Richard Avedon. People who are so artistic, so intelligent — you are interpreting what they are trying to express. You have taken a trip into this brain, you are a tourist in this fantastically interesting brain. People always say to me that I do such strange films, but it`s not that I`m looking for something so different necessarily, it`s simply that I meet a person who strikes me as intelligent and interesting and I want to take a trip into their brain.”

“I understand advertising is about selling dreams but I’m not sure that women dream of staying young. I don’t. I dream of being elegant and sophisticated.”

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Posted on May 27, 2012

Yellow and Blue Streetstyle

Romantique/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Here’s the thing with style advice: I like reading books about style from women whose style I admire and respect. Parisian style icon Ines de la Fressange is one of them. In her book “Parisian Chic” one of her “No-Nos” is the combination of yellow and Blue. According to Madame de la Fressange, it looks like an advert for Ikea.

Hmm, I love the colour combination of blue (especially dark blue)  and yellow, it’s a perfect mix of warm and cold and such obvious colours to mix. Needless to say, I ignored this piece of style advice!

Be inspired and take style advise but never forget to be yourself and wear clothes that are fun and make you happy!

Yellow espadrilles from Spain and straw bag from Fossil.

Taylor Swift looks nothing like an Ikea advert but just really trendy and cute in her yellow pleated skirt and navy cashmere Ralph Lauren cable knit sweater.

My yellow ruffle shirt is from Massimo Dutti and my vichy checked shorts from Esprit.

Posted on May 27, 2012

The Romantic summer LBD

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

Don’t you just love those balmy summer nights when you can sit outside a restaurant in just a dress without a cardi or blazer?  My tiered ruffle little black dress from DKNY and a perfect partner for a night like this. I put my hair up in two buns to match the playful ruffles and to avoid a sweaty neck from too much hair on a hot night!

Brown waist belt from Stefanel and sunglasses from Chloe

My beloved flower clutch handbag from Dolce & gabbana – a generous loan  from Mummy Romantique!

My all time summer essential: Espadrilles wedges. The cute polka dots go well with the playful theme of the dress.

Posted on May 27, 2012

How to wear Short Suits

Rebel

The Summer suit with shorts and blazer is a huge trend but how to wear? Because the legs are very important, are your legs long enough for this fashion trend?

If you do not have model legs, then you have to cheat a little and aware of the following rules:

1.) Do not wear shorts with flats if your legs are not slim enough and are rather short.

2.) Wear wedges or heels to stretch your legs visually.

3.) Use self-tanner for legs that slims.

4.) Drink lots of tea for the drainage of the legs for example nettle tea.

The red carpet look – classic, clean simple and chic

Casual Look – all in black but with flat sandals

The romantic look – Vichy Karo, Jacket with loop, pastel heels

Pastel Suit from TopShop

I WEAR:

Shorts from Larry Levine Stretch, Blazer from Closed, black Top from Calvin Klein, Wedges with green jewelry from Italy

Decorated handbag with a small silk cloth by Moschino

Posted on May 26, 2012

3 Ways to rock Vichy / Gingham Chic

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

Temperatures finally shot up to 29 degrees this week in London! And how we deserved it after weeks of miserable rain!
Time to dig out my retro Vichy Gingham dresses, shorts & shirts!
I can never get enough of this summer essential, it’s an all time classic and you can style it cute or tough!
1. Wear Vichy /  Gingham for work!
Above and below: My blue-white Gant shift  gingham dress is classic enough for work. No excuse to not be fashionable at work!
 2. Wear Vichy and Gingham  girly like Brigitte Bardot!
Girly and cute is this 50s A-line skirt dress from Miu Miu, worn by Kirsten Dunst. Pair it with ballet pumps and a straw bag, irresitable!
3. Rough it up 50s style!
Go rock ‘n tough 50s with a Vichy checked blouse from Guess SS 12. Seen in British Glamour May 2012.
Posted on May 25, 2012

J. Crew Spring Sale

Rebel

Jetzt können wir also Mrs Michelle Obamas Lieblingsmarke J.Crew endlich auch in Deutschland shoppen – online, immerhin!

Im Moment gibt es gearde einen Spring Sale und wer sein Urlaubsgeld in farbige pop colour oder soft colour Cashmere Pullover investieren möchte, der findet garantiert etwas bei der amerikanischen Must-have Marke der First Lady.

Meine persönlichen top 7 Teile von J. Crew sind:

Neon peach cashmere long sleeve

Cashmere V-Neck Sweater royal blue

Silk cargo pant

Café capri soft fuchsia

Café capri warm jade

Cashmere Tee citrus lime

Bag edi tote

Cuánto cuesta???

Sagen wir mal jedes Teil kostet bei J. Crew durchschnittlich ca. 150 EUR = 1.050 EUR – Schönes Wochenende!

Posted on May 24, 2012

Soft Apricot Jeans

Blazer / Jackets/ Denim/ Rebel/ Wardrobe

For colored denim, choose the same cut you would for regular jeans – for me always skinny.

What do I wear with the new pastel jeans?
If you’re a color newbie, stick to blushes, grays, and soft tan and nude shades. They pair fantastically with black, navy (a superchic option), and neutrals.

Jessia Alba – The more sporty look with grey biker boots and wide-cut cardigan and the cute hot pink satchel bag gives the twist.

Cameron Diaz – Absolutely feminine her look the pastel jeans combined only with nude tones!

I WEAR:
Soft apricot jeans Diesel, just a no name beige Top, blue Clavin Klein Blazer, soft rosa Pretty Ballerina

Posted on May 24, 2012

Halle Berry’s Beauty Secret

Beauty/ Rebel

Halle Berry is known for her beauty, her good genes but what’s her secret to glowing skin?

“I swear by this woman named Olga Northrup at the Kinara Spa in Los Angeles. I use her whole line of products, from cleanser and moisturizer to eye cream. She’s also got this Red Carpet Facial Kit which gives your skin a boost before going out to an event or having a special evening. It’s a light peel so you can just do it at home. Besides facials and a good skin care routine, I just try to take care of myself, eat well, and exercise. I really do believe that how you live shows up on your face.”

Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit

For All Skin Types

The exclusive Red Carpet Facial gained fame at Kinara Skin Care Clinic as the secret weapon of stars requiring immediate, highly-visible results for their highest-visibility events. The Red Carpet Facial Kit was designed to create the same results-driven facial treatment at home and on-demand. The only side effect is loving how you look!

Close-up ready skin in 3 simple steps:

  1. Peel: Turn over skin cells to reveal refined, brighter and hydrated skin with Lactic and Malic Acids.
  2. Neutralize: Revitalize dull, tired skin with a deep cleansing effervescent sensation via Argeninge and Sodium Bicarbonate.
  3. Mask: Hydrate, soote, plump and oxygenate with Lysate extract, Pikea Robusta and Mineral Complex.

All easily applied with a treatment bowl and brush (included).

Benefits:

Exfoliates, hydrates, diminishes appearance of lines and large pores.

Long-Term Benefits:

Improves skin elasticity and firmness. Ensures radiant and clear skin while improving texture and pore size. Controls breakouts and acne.

Warning: Results can be addictive.

Red Carpet Facial Peel Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Butylene Glycol, Malic Acid, Arginine, Allantoin, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate.

Red Carpet Neutralizer Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Bicarbonate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Arginine, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Red Carpet Mask Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polyacrylate 13, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Pikea Robusta Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Copper Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl, Glucoside, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Ceteareth-20, Titanium Dioxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance, Blue 1

Red Carpet Facial SPA Treatment

Fifty Minutes

$ 160

Originally designed for those who need a glowing complexion on demand, Kinara’s famous signature Red Carpet Facial is perfect for special occasions, or monthly maintenance. The secret is in the proprietary formula, which combines lactic and amino acids, creating a uniquely intelligent exfoliation system that literally steam cleans the pores, dissolves impurities, and evens skin tone. Regular treatments help to prevent breakouts, refine wrinkles, and increase firmness and elasticity. The finishing touch is a warmed application of Kinara’s regenerating Red Carpet Professional Mask, which injects a healthy dose of minerals, lysate, squalene, and sodium hyluronate in a chrono energetic action that increases cell renewal.

Posted on May 22, 2012

Mash up your clothes

Blazer / Jackets/ Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

“Make-up your Life, mash up your clothes find the life you like. Times are hard, so we have to use clothes to have some fun.”  This is the theme of Moschino Cheap & Chic FW 2012 collection.

In this adventurous spirit, Moschino Cheap & Chic mixed strict military jackets in olive green with baby pink pleated chiffon skirts. Get inspired and try out unusual combos and see how you feel ! These days, you don’t have to decide whether you are Romantique or Rebel, just be both 🙂

Above: I’m wearing a turquoise pleated skirt by Benetton and a leather jacket by Massimo Dutti. Straw hand bag from Fossil and salmon sunglasses by Celine.

Marshmallow blue biker jacket and pink pleated skirt from Moschino’s Cheap & Chic rtw 2012 fw collection

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