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SilkSoFine is about beauty, fashion, well being and quality of life with a hint of luxury through the eyes of young and fresh minded people. / / / / ♡ / / / / Bei SilkSoFine geht es um Schönheit, Mode, Wohlbefinden und Qualität im Leben mit einem Hauch von Luxus aus der Sicht von jungen und aufgeweckten Menschen.

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With the age and having worked and lived in the ever-changing fashion industry since quite a bit, ones’ shopping habits need to show some sort of consciousness and loyalty towards your own personal style. By the way, are guys any conscious shoppers? Anyway, what my routine is lately that I’m trying to make  inspiration boards, browse streetstyle blogs and most of all check my garments from last season to see what could be mixed and matched with my new in-s. Besides the must-have pale-pink wool coat, I’ll definitely go for a pair of thigh-high suede boots, preferably the flat ones though. While searching for the proper style, I ran into this lovely video staring Kate Moss for Stuart Weitzman‘s AW13 ‘Made for Walking’ campaign video. As much I love everything about the shoes, that much I love the video too; directed by independent filmmaker Balthazar Klarwein, the  short film brings to life the tangible thrill of Kate Moss stepping out in central London wearing Stuart Weitzman boots paired with her very own stylish and sexy attitude. If the shoes and Moss herself wouldn’t be appealing enough, a modern remake of the classic Nancy Sinatra song ‘These Boots Are Made for Walking’ is played throughout the video. Will you guys get a pair too? – because we are sold!

Mit dem Alter und weil ich schon eine ganze Weile in der schnelllebigen Modeindustrie gearbeitet und gelebt habe, sollten die Einkaufsgewohnheiten schon ein gewisses Bewusstsein und Loyalität zum eigenen Stil zeigen. (more…)

Delicate snapshots

Delicate snapshots (All images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SilkSoFine)

Currently ‘suffering’ from some post-fashion-week-syndrome, we are all thrilled, dazzled and exhausted, yet still are lively carrying each show and little detail in our heads and hearts. I’ll now make an attempt to sum up our last seven days briefly for you guys and more importantly provide a rather exciting visual treat with the usage of our own images taken by a Canon EOS M. Besides the tiredness, we are also dealing with the after effects of painful queuing in killer heels and zipping delicious alcoholic drinks, but despite all, we still wish that the season never ends.

Details from the streets of Milan

Details from the streets of Milan

This time we got to enjoy a few days of fashion madness in London, and thereafter in Milan for the very first time. Having previously lived in London, all the getting around went really smooth, mainly since most of the shows are concentrated at the Somerset House, as well as the designer showrooms that showcase an edit of contemporary and luxury designers over two floors to improve visitors’ navigation and ease. While in Milan it’s a bit like in Paris; in between the shows it’s a proper rush to get to one venue from the another, catching cabs and sort the maps.

Beloved details

Beloved details

Both cities though present the biggest names in fashion such as Mulberry, Burberry or Tom Ford in London, while Prada, Dolce&Gabbana and Valentino in Milan just to name a few, whereas in contrary to the big fashion houses, London also lines up the most refreshing and upcoming bunch of talents each season. Hence obviously there is a much bigger space for the underground scene in London; crazy blue hairs and eclectic styles strive to catch the press’ attention, while in Milan you rather spot hot brunettes arriving in heels and chic looks on red vespas wearing helmets.

On the streets of London

On the streets of London

To avoid cliches and generalisations there are argues for both; I mean London will always be the crazy, the dirty, the fun, the greatest place for the ‘anything goes’ belief. While in Milan there is an instant impulse due to the climatic zone and temperament; constant delays, matchless elegance, buzzing city life, the magical Duomo, the bella-s and ciao-s will make the Fashion Week stay unforgettable. Besides breathtaking shows, showrooms and great new connection, we enjoyed some rain and sun, croissants and cocktails here and there, the buzz around tastemakers, paparazzi, bloggers and celebrated stars. Thank you Spring/Summer 2014, you were such an unforgettable joy!

Wir leiden aktuell ein wenig am Post-Fashion-Week-Syndrom, wir sind begeistert, überwältigt und erschöpft und gleichzeitig erhalten wir jede Show und jedes klitzekleine Detail in unseren Köpfen und Herzen am Leben. Ich werde jetzt versuchen, unsere letzten 7 Tage kurz für euch zusammenzufassen und was noch viel wichtiger ist, euch einen ziemlich spannenden visuellen Leckerbissen anbieten mit Hilfe unserer eigenen Fotos, aufgenommen mit einer Canon EOS M. (more…)

London Fashion Week Day 3 was shorter than short. We only got the time for a presentation by Tata Naka, and just like last year the designer duo took the adventurous and romantic approach, with a great sense of humour and yet again created their own unique style. The collection showcased bubblegum pinks, strong yellows and turquoises, star-shaped patchworking, lingerie-like fabrics; recalling beautiful dolls, whereas sometimes the whole collection seemed as much performance pieces as they did actual clothes. Another show we saw was the Ong-Oaj Pairam, who launched his collection for the very first time at Fashion Scout. His inspiration was drawn from the character of Gertie, from Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster – E.T, inviting us to a beautifully childish world of summer flowers and rebellion in the air. I have to admit that the models looked amazing with all the hair-dos and walked so gracefully. Thank you London for having us, see you next season!

London Fashion Week #Day 3 war mehr als kurz. Wir hatten nur Zeit für eine Präsentation von Tata Naka und genau wie letztes Jahr hat das Designer Duo den abenteuerlichen und romantischen Weg mit einem großen Sinn für Humor gewählt und sie haben es wieder geschafft ihren eigenen einzigartigen Stil zu kreieren. (more…)

Negarin SS14

Negarin SS14

Hello dear Readers! I’m finally back to you with some reports from yesterday’s busy happenings. The day started with a creamy latte, croissant and some massive rain blended sunshine. First I headed to the Somerset House where most of the designers have their latest collections, so if the show wasn’t enough you can actually have a closer look and touch – available for the press and mostly buyers. Just to mention a few, we’re currently falling for Zoe Jordan‘s degrade pieces and pastel hues as well as for the newcomer Negarin‘s silky textures and hand-painted prints. Both brands are based on the concept of balanced contrast; the androgynous with the feminine , the structured with the effortless and the classy elegance with the new cool but obviously capturing the essence from different angles.

KTZ show at Somerset House

KTZ show at Somerset House

The day continued with some shows such as KTZ at the Somerset House showcasing strong layering of sheer fabrics twisted ethnic aesthetics, while interpreting the traditional roots in the ‘now’. Distinctly modern, rebellious and definitely ones to watch. The cream of the day though was the 90-minutes-delayed, but more than fully packed Pam Hogg show, that was based on her very own dramatic performance lining up Second World War nurses in uniform-inspired separates,  whimsical headpieces, broken brides, black widows and breathtaking ballerinas. Such a diverse treat! I’m off to enjoy a few hours more in London now, will be back to you from Milan!

Hallo liebe Leser! Ich melde mich endlich wieder bei euch mit Berichten über den gestrigen Tag und seinen vielen Ereignissen. Der Tag fing mit einem leckeren cremigen Latte, einem Croissant und massivem Regen mit ein wenig Sonnenschein dazwischen an. (more…)

London Fashion Week street style (Images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SilkSoFine)

London Fashion Week street style (Images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SilkSoFine)

So here we go again; yesterday we safely arrived in London and headed to the buzzing scene of fashion dreams, to the Somerset House. Oh I almost forgot, from now on I’ll briefly introduce you our daily happenings, which you can otherwise also catch up with on Instagram in terms of visual treats. Today’s is called about and around – scenes, places and faces. So yesterday was kind of short day due to the lots of travelling, but we made sure to have our daily dose of London Fashion Week.

My favourite corner so far

My favourite corner so far

We first arrived to the Eugene Lin show at the lovely Freemason’s Hall that spoke of clean, precise and deluxe aesthetics, then headed over to Somerset House to spot some streestyle in the pouring rain and get our fast track pass to the showrooms. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photos there, but I’ll make sure to introduce you our new personal favourites through longer posts later on. Streetstyle-wise I had a crush on this chinese beauty wearing vintage autumn hues while playing the textures hard (image 1.). Isn’t she just lovely? Well, gotta rush now and let the images speak instead of words, but will be back with fresh news tomorrow;)

Es ist wieder so weit, gestern sind wir gut in London angekommen und haben uns gleich in die geschäftige Welt der Modeträume aufgemacht, zum Somerset House. Oh, ich habs fast vergessen, von nun an werde ich euch kurz unsere täglichen Erlebnisse präsentieren, die ihr außerdem auch auf Instagram verfolgen könnt, vor allem was das visuelle Vergnügen betrifft. (more…)

Feels like summer has just arrived and we are already craving the fall collections; London streets, long legs, hats, a touch of greyness and monochromes by Zara, that has released its fall 2013 campaign on the 1st of August featuring a cast of gorgeous models including Julia Nobis, Juliane Gruner, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Mijo Mihaljcic and Ashleigh Good. Patrick Demarchelier shot the advertisements, while Marie-Amélie Sauvé styled the girls in a mix of bohemian and timelessly elegant styles. The bunch of girls are posing and rushing on the streets of London looking stylish from head to the toes as they take over the rhythm of the city. The collection features straight cuts, fine leathers, wools with rough seams, formal wear in dark blue shades and some floral printed sheers in the colours of autumn. Do you wish deep down that summer was over yet?

Es fühlt sich an, als ob der Sommer gerade erst angekommen ist und schon sehnen wir uns nach den Herbstkollektionen: Die Londoner Straßen, lange Hosen, Hüte, einen Touch Grau und Monochrom von Zara, die ihre Herbst 2013 Kampagne am 1. August herausgebracht hat und eine Reihe wundervoller Models zeigt, unter anderem Julia Nobis, Juliane Gruner, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Mijo Mihaljcic und Ashleigh Good. (more…)

H&M Design Award 2013 winner collection by Minju Kim (All images: H&M)

H&M Design Award 2013 winner collection by Minju Kim (All images: H&M)

I’m sure most of you have heard about the H&M Design Award that supports the initiative of inviting students from 19 major fashion colleges in eight European countries to participate in a contest. Yearly, there are 24 students are given the opportunity to go to Stockholm to meet with H&M’s Head of Design Ann-Sofie Johansson and members of the design team in the first rounds, while in the second round the eight best designers  get to show their collections in London. In 2012, Danish designer Stine Riis took the first price, while in 2013 the South Korean-born Antwerp-based designer Minju Kim won. Her collection ‘DEAR MY FRIEND’ explored the relationship of colours and textures by infusing the traditional with the contemporary in terms of techniques, shapes and cultural references. The Award aims to discover fresh talents from the best fashion universities all over the world, including: London, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Milan etc. My personal message with this post is to encourage you to apply and try our yourselves in front of the big crowd if you are enrolled in one of the concerned universities.

Ich bin mir sicher, die meisten von euch haben schon von den H&M Design Award gehört, die die Initiative unterstützen, Studenten aus 19 großen Modeschulen in 8 europäischen Ländern einzuladen, um an einem Wettbewerb teilzunehmen. (more…)

Vanessa Bruno AW13 (Images: Fairchild)

Vanessa Bruno AW13 (Images: Fairchild)

The battle between the boy and the girl is what Vanessa Bruno recalled in her AW13 collection, and yet again captured the art of genderless business uniforms. The structural patterns, pleats, lack-of embellishment and monochrome colour palette have all given a great androgynous feel to the collection that also carried a purist tone. Non of the pieces emphasised really the forms of the body but rather spoke of shapeless silhouettes with minimal attachments apart from a large collared shirt and ribbed panelling forming as the only detailing. A touch of effeminacy merged masculine edge is what the Parisian designer masters besides quality and refined finishing while having its whole charm based on the effortlessly beautiful French woman. Lucky me, a month to go and a Vanessa Bruno flagship store will be opening in Copenhagen, but don’t worry she’s already got one in Berlin and many more in London, Paris, Switzerland etc.

Der Kampf zwischen dem Jungen und dem Mädchen ist das Motiv, das Vanessa Bruno in ihrer AW13 Kollektion aufgerufen hat und sie hat mal wieder die Kunst der geschlechtslosen Businessuniform eingefangen. (more…)

Maria Sharapova (Image: Fairchild)

Maria Sharapova (Image: Fairchild)

Who haven’t heard of Russian-born Maria Sharapova who’s currently ranked number three in the world for women tennis players? The russian beauty took some time out before Wimbledon 2013 to launch her Sugarpova candy line at Selfridges, a high end department store in England – I assume in their Oxford steert store. The world famous tennis player and style icon created a range of sugary treats – after first coming up with the felicitous name Sugarpova, and looks like the name is to be expanded! As she told to Vogue earlier, she sees herself going into cosmetics, and then fashion; creatively, she’s always had a beat for fashion – as we got to know. But I guess we have to wait for the clothing and cosmetics line a bit since right now she wants to establish herself in the candy business. Either way we are lucky; Sharapova’s golden treat can be already purchased in London, and soon in other countries too!

Wer hat nicht von der Russin Maria Sharapova gehört, die momentan auf Rang drei der Weltrangliste im Frauentennis steht? Die russische Schönheit nahm eine Pause vor Wimbledon 2013, um ihre Linie Sugarpova Candy bei Selfridges herauszubringen, einer Luxus Kaufhauskette in England – ich nehme an in ihrer Filiale in der Oxford Street. (more…)