The moment of weakness when you are face to face with the object of desire and the higher power seems to take over your sense. Any sense indeed and all you can do is to let it get you. I am regularly experiencing such occurrence when facing the immenseness that is created by Sabrina Dehoff. The Berlin-based jewelry designer has what it takes to be a design goddess and take over the ostensible main powers such as Tiffany & Co. . Yes I literally mean & Co. and I am asking myself, who will ever need this suspect light turquoise box when you can get Sabrina Dehoff’s designs? Well, contemplating the diamonds vs. gold-plated metal discussion I am out here. However it is fascinating me how exceedingly inventive and exceptionally visionary Sabrina creates her designs, forming a whole character around it and leaving the interpretation to the one wearing it. (more…)
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DO WHAT YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO. This has been my mantra, my sunlight and my base of motivation for several years now. And it is still firmly fixed in my belief, making me smile every day because doing what you love does make you a happ(y)ier person. Indeed it can be a privilege to do what you love but besides all it is not about privileges here but about faith. Faith in yourself, being independent from others and having a clear vision. So clear that constantly drawing your vision into the air is finally assuming shape. Talking about I want to present you one of my favorite stores in Berlin. W A L D. This is what a visual concept based on faith and motivation and the ‘Do what you love’ thing looks like once it is conceptualized and brought into shape. (more…)
I guess we are in a little post-and pre fashion week panic in terms of finding the right bag that ‘swallows’ all the necessities such as laptops, iPads a bunch of origami invites and a pair of comfy shoes for the end of the day. While busy searching blogs, I bumped into the brilliant 3.1 Phillip Lim pre-fall 2013 collection and I couldn’t resist sharing with you some of my favourite snapshots of this sight-pleasing simplicity that the collection carries. The range of accessories include hip and chic pieces inspired by tough bikers, and urban allure through the eye of the statement-making Phillip Lim. I particularly appreciate the ease of achieving such beautiful toughness by cleverly dealing with colour and texture that flawlessly completes an outfit but it is also a functional piece for your day-to-day essentials. The collection discovers an array of cool, while staying certainly loyal to the Lim-like woman and yet satisfying sartorial cravings in terms of accessories such as bags, shoes, sunnies and iPad cases. Fashion Week season, here we come!
Ich fürchte, wir befinden uns in einer kleinen Post und Pre Fashion Week Panik, was das Finden der richtigen Handtasche angeht, die alles Nötige ‘schluckt’, wie zum Beispiel Laptops, iPads, einen Haufen Origami Einladungen und bequeme Schuhe für das Ende des Tages. (more…)
What’s your favourite accessories-type, ladies; shoes, jewellery or bags? Either of them, you’ll probably turn out to be a bag-lover as you discover the brand new ‘Le Dix’ model from Balenciaga. The dark-toned Calfskin Cartable bag is the prettiest piece of Alexander Wang’s first handbag collection for the Parisian label. ‘The name, which is French for ten, alludes to the fashion house’s original address at 10 Avenue George V and the handbag having the ‘perfect ten’ in terms of craftsmanship.’ The beautifully structured, minimalist piece of the line of satchels is the perfect choice for the ladylike-but-modern woman, who wants simple yet functional quality in her wardrobe. I’m sure that these bags will not fail to toy with your heart however the trick is that some of us got used to the Balenciaga-like edgy glam, so decide it on your own whether Alexander’s aesthetic isn’t too simplistic and minimalistic. As for us, we couldn’t resist wearing it! What about you? PS The video was shot by Toby McFarlan Pond under the artistic direction of Wang to a song titled ‘Light Foot’ by Terry Devine-King.
Mädels, was ist euer Lieblingsaccessoire: Schuhe, Schmuck oder Taschen? Egal welcher Typ ihr seid, ihr werdet höchstwahrscheinlich zur Taschen-Liebhaberin, wenn ihr das brandneue ‘Le Dix’ Model von Balenciaga entdeckt. Die dunkle Kalbsleder Cartable Tasche ist das schönste Stück aus Alexander Wangs erster Taschenkollektion für das Pariser Label. (more…)
In terms of size, variety, contemporary aspiration and implementation, Mister Spex is the pioneer online eyewear distributor in the German market. It is not surprising that ‘spectacle’ served as a base for the creation of the platform’s name, and I dare to assume that ‘spectacularity’ has done its work here too. Certainly it is SPEXtacular that Mister Spex has grown to the biggest online distributer of eyewear in Germany in less than 5 years, offering a product range of approximately 5000 different models and providing an innovative online ‘try-on’ possibility that totally corresponds to the current media claim.
As much we don’t like predictability that much we crave some sort of consistency that among others, Stella McCartney masters. She knows exactly what works best for the women who fall for her designs that are merging the attributes of simple, clean, feminine-sporty and vegan. The pieces she creates season after season are so called creative layers, embracing her signature style of sharp tailoring, and adding a natural confidence and sporty femininity to the wearer. Her Spring/Summer 2013 accessories are designs that no one can say no to; it brings optimism, colour, youth and life into our wardrobes. The luxe appeal range includes chain-trimmed falabella bags in the shades of metallics made out of faux leather and half-wedges with tropical prints and transparent twist. Mixing masculine and feminine references has always been a speciality of hers, aiming the Stella woman who is naturally sexy, naturally confident and modern in mind with a crave for a constant effortless flair.
So sehr wir Vorhersehbarkeit nicht mögen, so sehr lieben wir ein wenig Beständigkeit, die unter anderem von Stella McCartney gemeistert wird. Sie weiß genau, was am besten zu den Frauen passt, die sich in ihre Designs verlieben, welche die Attribute einfach, gradlinig, feminin sportlich und vegan verschmelzen lassen. (more…)
As much as the Los Angeles glam attracts us that much it’s tossing with it’s overly commercial and materialist morality – but there are a few exceptions…and such great ones. The sister design duo – Maryam and Marjan Malakpour who are artists in multiple mediums – behind the accessories label NewbarK, enchants its customers with pieces that are handcrafted in Los Angeles out of the best leathers, canvas, felt, and suede, thus reflect edgy sophistication. Our favourite Spring/Summer 2013 collection includes simple designs: flat shoes, handbags and jewellery while providing a stylish alternative for the contemporary woman on the go. The monochrome texture-clash and oversize designs perfectly demonstrate our deepest desires when it comes to accessories – of course all impeccably crafted from prime materials. Luckily, NewbarK continues to constantly expand, but their design aesthetic always remains intact: clean, sophisticated, timeless – exactly as we like it.
So sehr der Los Angeles Glam uns anzieht, so sehr stößt er uns mit der übertriebenen kommerziellen und materialistischen Art auch ab – aber es gibt auch einige Ausnahmen…und was für wunderbare. (more…)
The MYKITA house in Berlin is the place where high-quality international presence is created. Since 2003 the Berlin eyewear manufactory develops and creates hand-made glasses and shades. Based on the principle of technical innovation they tend to use and manufacture modern material. All these forgone things finally face the long experience MYKITA has to offer and create an unique variety of exceptional eyewear models. An essential ingredient for their ongoing success is the exceptional business philosophy that always seems to be present, since all of the different areas are working closely together at the MYKITA house. From the principal place of MYKITA in Berlins center every single model is delivered to 56 countries. They recently opened their newest store in NYC (8th store worldwide), another high-class playgorund for the label. (more…)
Michael Kors is recognized as one of America’s renown designers for luxury sportswear and accessories and definitely one who masters understated luxury. Accessories never take a back seat at Kors’ shows and Spring/Summer 2013 was no different; structured satchel bags, metallic and lucite accents on streamlined shoes, futuristic sculptural belts and modernist watches stole the show. The bags of casual luxury in all current trend colours made the perfect match with structured pieces covered with graphic prints. The bags came in many different colours and colour combinations, ranging from bright green through metallics to orange and yellow. Besides the bags, Kors lined up oversized goggles that were both futuristic and a little vintage, semi-transparent ankle strap heels, statement watches and bracelets that could be interpreted in every modern woman’s wardrobe. Some says sometimes details make the look, and the Kors-like ones are definitely one of those!