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Posted on October 3, 2014

Romantique – styled by Rebel

Rebel Alexa/ Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

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When I visited Romantique in London 3 weeks ago, we did a wardrobe assessment and I ordered an injection of Rebel-ism to infuse some spice into her wardrobe. It’s easy to become stuck in style rut, choosing the same styles over and over again (in Romantique’s case: dresses, ruffles, puff sleeves, more ruffles and yet another Peter Pan collar thrown into the mix).

On first inspection of her wardrobe, we concluded that she’s lacking a few basics such as:

  1. A plain navy, black or red sweater, not too fitted
  2. A plain white Tee, not too fitted
  3. A pair of black skinny jeans by Topshop
  4. A pair of gold framed sunglasses (everyone should have two types of sunglasses: Plastic frames and metallic frames)

For our girly day out ahead of LFW, I rummaged in her cupboard to style her for the day. This is what I chose for her and why:

  • Pink brocade tulip skirt from Alberta Ferretti – Romantique is and always will be inclined to the romantic style. This dress is flattering to her figure and represents her style well
  • Black sweater by Paul Costello – The opulent embroidery of the pink skirt needs to be toned down with a simple but chic black jumper. No frills. No ruffles.
  • Pink aviator shades by Ray Ban – These iconic, slightly masculine sunglasses (borrowed from Mr Romantique) make for a great departure from Romantique’s usual plastic framed, tortoise cat eye sunnies. The matt gold frames and the pink tinted, mirrored glasses are a customised version
  • Pink cross body bag by Gharani Strok – Picking up the girly vibe with this pink, woven handbag, casually worn.
  • Leopard shoes – Flats are one of Romantique’s essentials. The pointy shape and leopard print give the classic a bit of an edge
  • Ruby Woo lipstick by MAC – Romantique never used to like bright, bold lipstick. Since I introduced her to the cult classic Ruby Woo, she’s embraced the cool effect a bold lip can have on her outfits

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Tulip brocade skirt london street style

Posted on June 3, 2012

Berlin East Side Gallery Street Style

Berlin/ Travel

I love going back home to Berlin and re-discover some of Berlin’s most iconic sights. When you’ve been living in your hometown for years, one can get lazy appreciating and visiting the city’s landmarks. One of Berlin’s landmarks is the East Side Gallery. It is a 1.3 km-long painted stretch of the former Berlin Wall along the Mühlenstrasse in former East Berlin.

Galvanised by the extraordinary events which were changing the world, artists from all around the globe rushed to Berlin after the fall of the Wall, leaving a visual testimony of the joy and spirit of liberation which erupted at the time.

Above: One of the best known paintings of the East Side Gallery is the Trabi knocking down the wall by Birgit Kinder. I’m wearing a tulip skirt with water colour detail from Moschino Cheap & Chic, Boucle Jacket from Trident, pointy patent leather kitten heels from Logan

The murals are under heritage protection and have been restorated in 2009. The artists transformed the grey concrete rearticulating this into a

lasting expression of freedom and reconciliation.

The painting Fatherland by Günther Schäfer combines the German and Israeli flags and is – in Schäfer’s words – ‘a symbol for peace and a memorial against any kind of fanaticism’. Read more about Schäfer’s painting here.

The East side gallery  is possibly the largest and longest-lasting open air gallery in the world and consists of 105 paintings from artists from all over the world.

Have you ever visited the East Side Gallery in Berlin? If so, what’s your favourite painting and why?

 

 

 

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