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Posted on August 13, 2011

Romantique prepares for Oktoberfest

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

Das ist ein Bild von Romantique beim Dirndl Shopping aus Berlin! Sie hat mich gebeten, das Bild für Euch von Hamburg aus hochzuladen, weil sie nicht online sein kann. Deshalb werde ich etwas typisches inner rebel zu diesem post schreiben. Mindestens 1 Dirndl sollte jeder haben, besonders wenn man als Deutsche im Ausland lebt und natürlich mit Bayern zero am Hut hat. Mich bekommen keine 10 Pferde in so Trachtenoutfit rein aber es gibt inzwischen echte “fesche” Modelle. Schlimm finde ich, wenn Trachten und Dirndl in Massen auftreten, wie beim Oktoberfest in München aber, wenn man mal ab und zu damit durch London, Hamburg, Kapstadt oder Bali  schlendert ist das schon wieder cool, außer eben in Bayern also!

Posted on July 26, 2011

Bring Penelope Cruz back!


Mango confirmed Kate Moss as the new face for Mango AW 2011. Booooo. Who wants to look like a worn-out popstar who has her best years behind her? We want Penelope Cruz back. The Spanish beauty; graceful and stunning, who modelled Mango’s clothes from 2008 until last year. Were we not all lured into the shops and tempted to part with our hard earned cash for clothes modelled by Penny, in order to grasp a little bit of her glamour?

Not only did she model the clothes, but she also designed a range for Mango together with her sister Monica. Below I’m wearing a beige dress designed by Penelope. It’s genius in it’s simpleness yet sophistication and ticks all the right boxes of elegance: Knee-length, three quarter sleeves, boat neckline.

Please Mango, bring Penny back!

Mango hat Kate Moss als neues Gesicht ihrer Herbst / Winter Kollektion 2011 bestaetigt. Oh nein! Wer will schon aussehen wie ein abgebrannter Rockstar, der seine besten Zeiten schon hinter sich hat? Wir wollen die wunderschoene Penelope Cruz zurueck, die Mango Kleider modellte von 2008 bis letztes Jahr. Haben wir nicht alle Mango Klamotten gekauft, um ein bisschen von Penny’s Glamour zu erhaschen?

Und sie hat nich nur die Kleider gemodelt, sondern auch eine eigene Kollektion entworfen zusammen mit ihrer Schwester Monica. Ich trage eine beiges Kleid designed von Penelope. Einfach genial, Einfachheit gepaart mit Sophistication, und alle Kaestchen der Elegenz werden hier angekreuzt: Knielaenge, Dreiviertel Arm und U-Boot Ausschnitt.

Mango, please bring Penny back!

Posted on July 7, 2011

Le Style Parisienne

Romantique/ Wardrobe

After having read Ines de la Fressange’s style guide on Parisian chic, I was eager to find out what Parisian style is really like on the streets.

Here are my observations:

·         90% of Parisians wear ballet shoes, the rest flat, open sandals or moccasins (no 12 cm plateau high heels that are so popular in London!)

·         Their make-up and hair is made up ‘au naturel’

·         Parisiennes braved the heat with jumpsuits, dainty, flowing silk dresses (never too short, never too much cleavage. You show either legs or a bit of cleavage, never both)

·         Their favourite accessory is NOT the mobile phone. Unfortunately it has become a common sight to see girls constantly playing with their mobile devices, however this did not strike me as much in Paris

To summarise:  Timeless, effortless elegance equals style a la Parisienne which matches Ines style guide advice.

Below are some photo impressions that I captured on the Parisian streets, and in the shops (great boutique in Rue Scribe)


Posted on July 6, 2011

The Romantic Era

Romantique/ Wardrobe

…… was an artistic, literary and intellectual movement rooted in the German Sturm und Drang  movement, that prized intuition and emotion over Enlightenment rationalism. The ideologies and events of the French Revolution laid the background from which both Romanticism and the Counter-Enlightenment emerged.

These days, the adjective “romantic”  is used as an expression for love and longing, for example a “romantic” letter.

Romantic fashion is as popular and timeless as ever, characterised by feminine cuts, soft colours, layers, tiers, puff sleeves and fine materials like silk. Fashion is not only art but we also utilise it to express how we want to be perceived by others. And in a world of corporate jobs, tough working hours, routine filled days,  what better escape could we have then to colour our world in Romantique?

Posted on June 28, 2011

Over the roofs of Paris – Les Galeries Lafayette

Paris/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

The Galeries Lafayette are not just a must see for shopping, but the department store also boasts an amazing roof terrace on the 7th floor, providing a view formidable over the city of love. Enjoy a cafe au lait and a price- less view at the same time at the cafe.

The weekend of our visit was also the start of the sale which we didn’t realise until we spotted hordes of passionate shoppers almost getting into fist fights over 500 EUR Chloe handbags and 50 metre queues just to be allowed access into the Louis Vuitton shop.

Berliners will notice that the interior of the French department store resembles that of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin. Jean Nouvel constructed the German copy in 1991. It is one of only three in the whole world – the two others are in Casablanca, Morocco and in Dubai.

I wear a Max Mara dress, sunglasses from TK Maxx und shoes from Pretty Ballerina.


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