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Posted on May 13, 2021

Stil-und Farbberatung

Featured/ Personal Stylist

Steht mir das?
Fehlkäufe? Modesünden? Kennen wir alles, keine Frage. Es gibt auch bei uns im Schrank Teile von Impulskäufen, die noch das Etikett dran haben. Aber wir sind besser geworden im Nein sagen. Inzwischen machen wir seltener Spontankäufe, fallen weniger auf Marketingtrends rein und Verkäuferinnen können uns so leicht auch nichts mehr aufschwatzen.

Vor 10 Jahren sind wir mit unserem Blog Romantique und Rebel gestartet und haben vieles ausprobiert, dabei haben wir ein Gefühl entwickelt, was uns steht und mit der Zeit sind wir dann immer stilsicherer geworden. Wir wissen heute, was nichts für uns ist – um warme Beigetöne machen wir konsequent einen Bogen, zu lange Hosen kürzen wir radikal auf italienische Länge, pizzarunde Ausschnitte kommen uns nicht mehr ins Haus und blumige Oberteile nehmen wir erst gar nicht mehr in die Hand.

Alles fügt sich, wir kennen die idealen Schnitte, Proportionen, Farben und Stoffe, die zu unserem Leben passen. Wenn du dich selbst modisch intensiver kennenlernen möchtest und wissen möchtest, welcher Stil, welche Farben, Muster und insbesondere welche Schnitte und Proportionen zu deiner Person und deinem Körper passen und du dabei das Gefühl hast, du möchtest Unterstützung, dann habe keine Scheu jemanden um Rat zu fragen. Dafür gibt es Menschen wie uns, die gerne beraten und ihr Wissen mit dir teilen. Unsere eigenen, wertvollen Erkenntnisse und Erfahrungen im Zusammenspiel mit einem sicheren Instinkt für Stil sowie einem geschärften ästhetischen Auge haben uns zu echten Expertinnen in Sachen Fashion and Colour Advice wachsen lassen.

Was bietet unsere Beratung, was sind unsere Schwerpunke?
Unser Erfolgsgeheimnis beruht auf Offenheit und Ehrlichkeit. Wir hören oft die Fragen: steht mir das oder kann ich das tragen? Wir werden es gemeinsam rausfinden. Wohlwollend, wertschätzend und konstruktiv reflektieren wir über deinen Kleiderschrank und unterstützen dich als Sparringspartner mit aufrichtigem Feedback zu deiner gesamten Garderobe.

Und so funktioniert unser Service. Tage, an denen es um dich und deine Kleider geht!

Package 1: Kleiderschrank Update
Wir krempeln die Ärmel hoch und machen klar Schiff in Schränken und Schubladen. Gehen gemeinsam planmäßig einmal alles durch: Sommer, Winter, Schuhe, Taschen, Accessoires. Dazu misten wir radikal aus, kombinieren und ordnen neu und wischen auch einmal nass durch.

Package 2: Stil- und Farbberatung
Hier geht’s primär um Farben, Proportionen, Schnitte. Dafür beschäftigen wir uns mit deinem fabelhaften Körper, deiner vielseitigen Persönlichkeit und deinem aktuellen Leben, um dann zu analysieren, in was wir dich am besten reinstecken?!

Package 3: Personal Shopping
Von Zara bis Chanel, ob für Hochzeit oder Trauerfeier wir unterstützen dich beim Geld ausgeben und wählen mit dir gemeinsam die Kleidung aus, die dich im besten Licht wieder spiegelt. So einfach ist das.

Buche Deinen Stylisten:
Wer soll dich beraten und unterstützen Romantique oder Rebel? Dazu ein kleiner Überblick, was unseren R&R Stil jeweils ausmacht.

Der Stil von Rebel ist überwiegend klassisch. Früher hat sie öfter experimentiert aber das ist heute kein Thema mehr. Rebel bevorzugt feminine Outfits mit maskulinen und sportlichen Akzenten und kombiniert gerne Oversized Teile, die ihre persönliche Garderobe bereichern und ergänzen.

Bei dem Stil von Romantique ist der Name Programm. Feminin, leicht verspielt, fröhlich und trotzdem elegant befinden sich in ihrem Kleiderschrank überwiegend Kleider und Röcke sowie wahre Schätze an Accessoires wie Taschen und Schmuck. Skinny Jeans sind nichts für Romantique, darin fühlt sie sich einfach nicht wohl. Teile mit romantischen Akzenten unterstreichen ihren Look bei dem der Chic der 60er ganz natürlich mitschwingt – Jackie O is calling!

Booking:
120 EUR pro Stunde oder Tagessatz 1.000 EUR pro Stylist exklusive Spesen
Einsatzorte:
Romantique in Berlin, Rebel in Hamburg oder auch als virtuelle Beratung.
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Posted on May 13, 2021

Fashion and Colour Stylist Advice

Featured/ Personal Stylist

Does it suit me?

Mispurchases? Fashion sins? No doubt, we’ve all been there. We still have pieces in our closet with tags on, from impulse buys. But we have become better at saying no. We make impulse purchases less often, are not as susceptible to marketing trends and saleswomen can’t talk us into things so easily anymore.

10 years ago we started our blog Romantique and Rebel and throughout our lives, we’ve experimented a lot. In the process we developed a feeling for what suits us and over time we became more and more confident in our style. Today, we know what is not for us – we consistently give warm beige tones a wide berth, we radically shorten pants that are too long to Italian length, pizza round necklines no longer come into our house and flowery tops don’t even get a second look anymore. Everything falls into place. We know our most flattering cuts, proportions, colours and fabrics that suit our lives.

If you want to get to know the real you in fashion and want to know which style, colours, patterns and especially which cuts and proportions suit your personality and your body, one shouldn’t be afraid to ask for advice. That’s where we come in. We delight in advising and sharing our knowledge with you. Our own valuable insights and experience, combined with an instinct for style and a sharpened aesthetic eye, have fashioned us into true experts when it comes to style, fashion and colour advice.

What do we offer?

Our secret of success is based on openness and honesty. We often hear the questions: Does this suit me or can I wear this? We will find out together. Diligently and constructively, we reflect on your closet and support you as a sparring partner with candid feedback on your entire wardrobe.

Package 1: Wardrobe Update
We roll up our sleeves and clear out your closets and drawers. Together we go through everything according to plan: Summer, winter, shoes, bags, accessories. For this we radically clean out, combine, and rearrange.

Package 2: Style and Colour Audit
Here it’s primarily about colors, proportions, cuts. For this we deal with your fabulous body, your versatile personality and your current life, to determine the styles, shapes and colours that will work best for you.

Package 3: Personal Shopping
From Zara to Chanel, whether it’s for a wedding or an awards ceremony, we’ll help you acquire wisely and choose the clothes that reflect the best you. It’s that simple.

Book your stylist:
Who should advise and support you? Romantique or Rebel? Here’s a quick overview of what makes up our R&R style in each case.

Rebel’s style is predominantly classic. She used to experiment more often but has found her style and sticks with it. Rebel prefers feminine outfits with masculine and sporty accents and likes to combine oversized pieces that enrich and complement her personal wardrobe.

In Romantique’s case, the name says it all. Feminine, slightly playful, cheerful and yet elegant, her closet contains mostly dresses and skirts as well as real treasures, accessories, bags and jewelry. Skinny jeans are not for Romantique, she just doesn’t feel comfortable in them. Romantic accents underline her look with the chic of the 60s – Jackie O is calling!

Booking:
120 EUR per hour or daily rate 1,000 EUR per stylist excluding expenses.
Locations:
Berlin (Romantique), Hamburg (Rebel) or virtually after coordinated briefing.
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Posted on August 8, 2018

When Fashion meets Art – Toile de Jouy 

Dresses/ Featured/ Romantique

The legendary French Toile de Jouy fabric is the star print of this season!

Toile stands for fabric and Jouy stands for Jouy-en-Josas, a village just south of Versailles, where the fabric was first manufactured.

Usually printed with typically domestic scenes hailing from 17th-century France, its the ultimate elegant, summery and romantic summer fabric! Featured in the 2019 resort collections of Oscar de la Renta, Dior and Max Mara and rocked by Meghan Markle and Selena Gomez, this trend has only just begun…

Leading the pack with the first collection of the year is Weekend Max Mara who collaborated with American artist Richard Saja on their “Trophy Day” Summer 2018 capsule collection. The richly embroidered pieces are inspired by the historic Ascot races.

Richard Saja is known for delicately embellishing historic prints. His art has been exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Berlin and the National Museum of Embroidery in South Korea.

Below I’m wearing a cream and red Toile de Jouy dress by Weekend Max Mara. I’m utterly in love with this gorgeous frock I snapped up whilst vacaying in Palermo with my Mum and hubby. To make this look more modern, I paired it  with Superga sneakers and a brown, wide crocodile printed belt for a casual-cool yet elegant style.

Weekend Max Mara Toile de Jouy dress Trophy Dress and Sicilian basket Sicily Bag The perfect accessory to go with my dress of the same collection is my Sicilian straw basket Sicily Bag, handmade and embroidered, each piece is unique. I’m wearing the “Gigi” model in size medio.

Amelia Windsor wore a Cruise 19 Dior red and white cotton dress with Toile de Jouy print.

Toile de Jouy figures prominently in Dior’s 2019 resort collection:  As a print, a jacquard, appliqué, embroiderred, in, satin, silk, lace, even on a trench coat.

Meghan Markle wearing a Toile de Jouy dress by Oscar de la Renta, Resort Collection 2019.

Aanais Demoustier attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show. She wore the gorgeous Toile de Jouy pattern on a fitted blazer and trousers.

Posted on August 5, 2018

The Shirt Dress: Throw and go

Dresses/ Featured/ Romantique

Paul and Joe sister shirt dress peanuts and sicily bag

What a summer it’s been in Europe! Since April, we’ve enjoyed months on end of wall-to-wall sunshine. This can be challenging when faced with the daily morning wardrobe dilemma: What to wear?

Meet the shirt dress, the sartorial all rounder to see you from spring, through summer and right into the golden rays of autumn. Dress it down with sneakers and a jean jacket or up with pumps and a blazer.

If you think this hardworking wardrobe staple is too much of a safe (boring?) option, then check out the fashion houses’ 2018 interpretations. You can breath new life into the classic piece by adding whimsical elements.

I’m wearing a Peanuts printed shirt dress by French Fashion House Paul and Joe sister (the heroines of romantic yet elegant fashion) in my favourite cut, nipped in waist and skater dress for that retro vibe.

Embroidered pom pom bag by Sicily Bag. White leather espadrilles by Marina Rinaldi.

More shirt dress inspiration:

shirt dress

Love this Parisian street style version: Peter Pan collared, sky blue 50s dress.

Who wore it better? Alexa Chung wearing a relaxed fitted shirt dress and a straw bag to beat the heat in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on September 12, 2017

Transitional staple: The jumpsuit

Featured/ Jumpers/ Romantique/ Trousers

Rocking that romper by Max and Co. Straw bag by Sicily Bag.

Phew, summer has flown by and now it’s time for the falling leaves, shorter days and chillier nights.  It’s been super busy for me, settling into my new job at Amazon as well as finding my feet in Berlin. The move from London last year still feels so fresh and raw and being a foreigner in my home town has had its challenges!

When life gets busy like this, I’d like to grab comfortable yet stylish wardrobe staples.  Taa da, meet the jumpsuit.  It’s modern and looks pulled together without trying too hard. In summer, just wear it solo, in autumn, just throw on a blazer, a cardi, a denim jacket, a bomber jacket, a tuxedo, a leather jacket, I could go on and on. Dress it up or down, in sneakers or high heels. See, the options are endless!

I love my jumpsuits to be made of comfy jersey material that doesn’t cling to the body but drapes around it in a flattering way. I prefer dark colours as they are slimming and make the jumpsuit look elegant and dressy from desk to Happy Hour!

I’m wearing a two toned jumpsuit by Max and Co, sandals by Minelli and Sicilian straw bag by Sicily Bag.

Lace coffa straw bag by Sicily Bag.

Posted on June 22, 2017

Meow! Favourite summer trend Cat prints

Featured/ Romantique/ Shirts

I’m wearing: Cat blouse by Max Mara weekend. Denim by AG Jeans. Straw basket by Sicily Bag.

I’m overjoyed to see cat prints everywhere this season to add to my growing feline centric fashion collection ;-).

A maritime and breezy blue-white striped shirt topped up with a Peter Pan collar and embroidered cat prints? I’m in! Max Mara Weekend’s latest capsule cat print collection “Chatmise” epitomises all my dreams come true!

Pair your stylish cat eye sunglasses with the playful print.  If you’re unsure if you can pull this off, start with just a cat embroidered collar to ease into the trend.

Cat embroidered collar blouse. Another delectable piece by Max Mara Weekend.

Cat print blouse by Max Mara Weekend. Polka dot shorts by J Crew.

Fellow cat lady Alexa Chung wearing a cat print dress by Louis Vuitton.

Posted on April 17, 2017

Spring coats: Of Kitten and Waffles

Coats/ Featured/ Romantique

Yay! What seemed liked an endless, cold winter in Berlin is finally over! Now we play the typical April game of bouncing between sparkling summery weather and cloudy grey gloom! 

It’s time to hang up my snuggly arctic parka and opt for something lighter: My current key pieces are a cutesy kitten print coat and a waffle coatigan! 

Admittedly, you have to look closely to spot the kitten heads within the floral pattern of my jacquard coat by Paul and Joe Sister (The French designer known for Parisian chic with a twist and a dollop of kitten sweetness on top). Thanks to Rebel for snapping this up for me at TK Maxx! 

My other favourite spring coat is a Chanel-esque coatigan by Max & Co. A few years back I photographed a stylish Londoner wearing a similar quilted waffle coat in baby blue at Fashion Week. While she totally pulled this off, the colored pattern dangerously bordered bathroom robe chic. What I love about my coat is the easy wearability with dresses or denim, plus its black colour gives it a grown-up, elegant feel reminiscent of a black quilted chanel bag. 

I am wearing: Quilted knitted coat by Max & Co. Cropped Jeans by AG Jeans. Straw Bag by Sicily Bag. Pink satin sneakers by Superga. Banana earrings by N2 Les Nereides.

Spring feeling at Prenzlauer Berg

Meow! Who can spot the kitten heads within the florals? Coat by Paul and Joe sister. Boucle bag by Zara.

Flashback to 2014 London Fashion Week and this fabulous waffle coat!

Posted on February 12, 2017

Why the shearling coat is worth investing in

Coats/ Featured/ London/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

Just a few weeks left of this longest winter in history, or at least it feels that way! Winter is still keeping us in it’s freezing grip as if to prove it still has a few weeks hold over us!

It’s hard to find a coat that keeps you warm as well as looking decently stylish.  The shearling coat is one of those and went through a renaissance last year thanks to Acne’s biker style shearling coat, worn by many celebs including our favourite style icon Alexa Chung.

Formerly knows as sheepskin coat, the toasty jacket looks modern in urban shapes like a parka or a biker jacket. Its versatility is the biggest plus: Wear it up or down, pairing it with  your cocktail dress or your jeans and breton shirt like Parisians do!

I’m giving my shearling parka (Stefanel)  a French makeover, paired with red beret, casual jeans (Boss Orange) and chelsea boots (AGL). Sicilian embroidered basket by Sicily Bag. 

Street style London in Soho

Alexa Chung going all British on us with her Burberry scarf and Acne velocite shearling jacket.

Karli Kloss prooves that the shearling jacket can also be rocked over an romantique plaid skirt and boots.

Red beret by Seeberger.

Read more about my favourite coats:

The pink eggshape wool coat

The arctic parka 

The Duffle coat 

The French caban jacket aka the peat coat 

The patterned statement coat 

 

 

Posted on January 15, 2017

At home with Romantique and Rebel – Interior Pastel Chic

Decor/ Featured/ Rebel Alexa/ Romantique

Rebel living Room

Rebel’s living room

Over the years we’ve shared with you our favourite outfits, our favourite food, our favourite places and pastimes. Now it’s time to open the doors to our homes! Both Rebel and I recently revamped our homes: Rebel completely overhauled her house in Hamburg she shares with Mr Rebel. I moved from London to Berlin just a few months ago.

Rebel:

My style is simple and minimal. The most important accents are colours and black and white photos, framed in Ikea’s Ribba. Iconic fashionistas of their time, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe are strong women I love looking at every day!

Pops of colour:

Colour is one of the best ways to make a place homely and stylish. On my wall, I combined white, grey and lavender  to create a graphic, light accent wall.

A mint chair by Kartell provides some colour and a contemporary retro feel.

Wooden floors and white carpets provide a calm canvas for the colours and graphic photos.

Interior design Audrey Hepburn

Rebel room

Decor: I love setting accents with cushions and throws which I swap every 6 months to fit the seasons. In spring, I love tulips to decorate the flat and banana leaf plants. I work out on the “Concept 2” rowing machine, the same the German football national team sweats on!

Romantique:

One of the best things about moving  to Berlin was to rent a flat twice the size of our previous Wimbledon condo and to furnish it with my own pieces. Goodbye to the days of having to live with landlord’s furniture (think black leather sofas…) and wardrobes in the living room due to lack of space.

In Germany, rental flats are completely unfurnished, some even without kitchen, as people tend to stay many decades in the same flat. So for the first time in years, I could let my imagination run free and create my dream home!

Romantique living room

Pastel colours 

I love my interior  design to be like my wardrobe: Classic, with a playful romantic twist and burst of colours! I  always dreamed about a pink accent wall! This statement wall colour in the living room is called “Wolken in rose” (clouds in pink), a grown-up grey-ish pink, pretty but not too sweet.

A quilted white leather sofa (Landskrona by Ikea) emphasizes the dreamy look. The rug repeats the pastel theme with pink and turquoise geometric pattern.

Mix cheap and expensive

Just like with outfits, I like mixing and matching iconic interior design classics with low budget furniture like Ikea. The standing lamp shade “Constanza” by Luceplan fits with every style and mood, revamping any lounge just like a statement handbag would do!

Romantique's dining area

Romantique’s dining area

Combine old and new 

I love iconic mid-century pieces as they can easily be mixed with antique architecture. The colourful Eames chairs (psssst, they are not authentic) give the country style eating table a modern look.

The bedroom has an airy feel and is very bright, reminding me of a breezy Hotel room by the beach. The turquoise wardrobe (Pax, Ikea) and matching chestof drawers complete the maritime look.

Turqoise bedroom romantique

Balcony with Italian mosaic table. Our gorgeous "Altbau" flat is located in Berlin's trendy Prenzlauer Berg.

Balcony with Italian mosaic table. Our gorgeous “Altbau” flat is located in Berlin’s trendy Prenzlauer Berg.

Posted on December 11, 2016

Berlin Cold Weather Style

Coats/ Featured/ Rebel Alexa/ Romantique

Rebel winter pea coat berlin streetstyle

Winter style doesn’t have to be boring! Sub zero temperatures mean you can experiment with lots of knitted accessories, layering and toasty cocoon coats and throws.

On a recent trip to the opening of the Christmas markets in Berlin, Rebel and I wrapped up warmly in our favourite winter staples to combat the cold.

Rebel winter style:

“Never without my converse chucks” is Rebel’s motto in winter too. Pop a lambskin insole into your Converse and you’re good to go in the colder season. Complete the look with laid back, perennial French  basics such as the beret and the nautical pea coat. A red checkered scarf provides a pop of colour in the bleaker season.

Rebel winter pea coat berlin streetstyle

Rebel is wearing: Pea coat by Calvin Klein. Beret by Seeberger. Culotte denim by Jbrand. Red checkered scarf by Gant. Personlised converse chucks.

Romantique winter style:

After moving from London to Berlin a few months ago, I decided I need an arctic parka to keep me warm in Berlin’s notoriously cold winter. I’ve been pampered by the ever so grey and wet but mild marine climate in the UK. After all, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing! After plenty of research I invested in a classic green down parka with an over-sized, straight cut. It goes with virtually everything from my beloved round collar dresses to denim or skirts. I can even walk 4 km to work in this baby in -4 degrees and not feel the cold.

Winter parka hox berlin style

Romantique is wearing: Arctic down parka by HOX. Teal coloured bucket bag by Sophie Hulme. Bordeaux oxford lace-ups by Max Mara.

Berlin winter street style nutcracker

Keeping the memory of summer alive with fun banana earrings.

ebel winter pea coat berlin streetstyle

Overlooking Berlin's most beautiful Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt.

Overlooking Berlin’s most beautiful Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt.

Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt

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