Montag, 28. November 2011

You rock, dude.

First news to announce before going to bed: My personally designed laptop case is sold at from now on, which makes me really proud as I just slipped in last Thursday. 
You can order it online HERE as a resident of the UK,  HERE as US resident, and HERE if you are from Germany or Austria. I think I will put that in an extra post again but for those who actually read the stuff I'm writing, those lines above should draw enough attention to it. 
Second, today's/tonight's outfit is all about an inspired woodchopper-meets-Dsquared2's-old-collection. Still not sure if I completely recovered from last week's monster essay yet - tiredness is killing me at the moment. 
Good night.

Cardigan: Zara
Fur Vest: Hallhuber
Blouse: Zara
Jeans: Hallhuber
Shoes: Buffalo (never thought of that!)
Cap: Dsquared2
Bag: Chloe

Sonntag, 27. November 2011

Retail Therapy!

"RETAIL THERAPY is shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer's mood or disposition. Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit. Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as "comfort buys". 

Primary purpose = improving the buyer's mood/disposition?  Yes + seeing it as a reward of working hard.Very hard. Last week was a mess. A disaster. A burning hell. That's why we decided to send ourselves on a retail therapy yesterday. 
Was it a period of depression or transition? Temporary, yes. Especially when we just slowly approached the 6000 words of our essay. 
But is that really a short-lived habit? Is Wikipedia right? As an ex-IB & ordinary university student I know that most of the time it's not. And so it isn't with that statement. Whoever that crap wrote, must be a complete loser ... or someone who doesn't know how, where and when to shop. Period.
Quite frankly, I'm feeling absolutely better although it felt like World War 3 broke out at at Oxford Circus yesterday. People where just EVERYWHERE. Not that I'm not used to that on normal days but as Christmas is just four weeks ahead (OMG let's get all excited like idiots), it felt as if people get something for free in every shop. I just love being forced to nearly QUEUE down my way to Selfridges & Co just because parents with ugly babies & nerve wrecking buggies (bumping me and my boots from excitement was just semi-high), old people and tourists with no clue where to go decided to use this Saturday as a shopping/family/stand-in-Anna's-way-day. 
Having had some "comfort buys"? Yes. Definitely. Feeling better now? Oh yes! 
Plus, that guy is talking about "periods of retail therapy" he/she (but I doubt a "she") really thinking that he can call this easily just a "period"? How long would you consider this period to last? According to my personal statistics (retrieved from me, my friends, me & me), I can tell that this lasts for approximately 17 years now(not considering the first three years as valid because let's face it: In the age of 6 months to 3 years you're just not yet ready to decide on that Jacadi dress or those Baby Dior blouses your mum pulls you in). 

"Researchers at Melbourne University have advocated its classification as a psychological disorder called ONIOMANIA or compulsive shopping disorder.

Oh my god! Does that mean we are all suffering from ONIOMANIA? Are we seriously victims of this sickness without knowing it? Is there some helpline to call? Is there anything I can do about it? Am I getting pregnant from this? Is it  something bad? Could I die? Will God forgive me? 
So many questions popping up my mind when mocking this funny definition. The only thing I can think about when seeing the word ONIOMANIA is my love to onions.

Have a nice Sunday, oniomania-victims. Hope we will survive. Or at least try to live with it.

Coat: Remy Hall
Cardigan: Northland
Trousers: Ted Baker
Boots: Zara
Bag: Louis Vuitton

Oh and by the way: Don't forget to visit Nikki's tumblr-blog

Freitag, 25. November 2011

Purple Haze

Yesterday: Another day spent at the university's library, another sleepless night. 
Can't hear the word "Selfridges" any longer. Good night.

Pullover: Ralph Lauren
Blouse: A&F
Shorts: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Office
Scarf: Venture
Ring: Thomas Sabo
Bracelet: Thomas Sabo

VOTE...for Anna, Karl & Me!

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I was spontaneously asked to participate in a blogger competition launched by CASEABLE where you are able to customise various kinds of cases. Whether a personal case for the iPad, iPod or your laptop: Caseable contains of a variety of different stuff to customise and it was fun to design my own personal laptop case
The picture I chose may be absolutely stereotypical, but at the same time it has some deeper dedication to some special people surrounding me ;).
And obviously: Who wouldn't like to have Karl & Anna and their attitudes on their laptop case!
Although it was absolutely last last minute, I think it's cool to be part of this. 

In order to vote for my personally designed laptop case, please like the picture popping up when clicking on the link below. 

The winning laptop case of this competition (which will be generated by its amount of likes) will then be sold at Caseable's onlinestore. How cool is that!? I'd definitely go for Anna & Karl..! ;) 

.... and I'd be happy to have your support! Thanks a lot to the people already voting for me through Facebook & thanks a lot in advance to those who will do! :) 


Mittwoch, 23. November 2011

Leopard meets Uni

This could have been also called "how to avoid writing a 6000 words report due this Friday" but as we are still convinced that we are going to success by the end of this week, we thought about giving our casual uni-outfits a go for a blog post. 
It's been a while since I've been doing proper outfit posts but as I'm most of the time either too tired, too hungry or too busy otherwise (with handing in 3 works by last week, for example), I'm just not able and bothered to terrorize someone to take some pictures. Luckily, beloved Gentiana from STIMULATE IT is facing the same problems (and the emphasis is on problems... us suffering fashion students), so we complement each other perfectly when trying to overcome it (yeah, sounds as if we are anonymous alcoholics while talking about our uni meets top styled outifts-problem). 
Barely putting on any make up (and no, I'm not ill), I pulled a dress I bought ages ago at a Vintage store, shabby overknees and a simple black cardigan by Zara.

Overknees: No idea (yes, they are that old) 
Vintage Dress: Dolce & Gabbana
Cardigan: Zara 

Sonntag, 13. November 2011

Victoria's Secret 2011

My third post about Victoria's Secret since this blog exists.
And what to say about it? I'm once again feeling a little relieved when looking at all those wonderfully dressed angels (just like last year). Looking back at my first post about the annual VS show, which was extremely negative (still agree on each point I've been making), makes me always laugh and think about in what crisis they must have been in 2009. 
This time it's not only like heaven has sent them. It seems as if the ocean has freed some of its most beautiful mermaids and the space has sent us some alienated beauties. Sounds quite exagerrated huh? Just like the whole show itself is.
It's clear: Everything is about diamonds this year (and probably the years before they had their crisis in 2009). And since they are said to be a girl's best friend, I just can agree on the fact that Lily as well as Alessandra (two of my absolute favourites) look simply overwhelming in one of their jewel conscious outfits. And talking about Lily, I have to mention that just from the pictures I'm seeing a huge improvement in the way she presents herself on the runway. Much more open, fresh and just enjoying herself rather than reserved and way too "ready-to-wear".
White Swan meets red riding hood on Jessica Clarke and a little bit of the french revolution finds itself on Isabela Fonti and German Toni Garrn again.
Although I'm not a huge fan of Lima, I have to admit that the "powergirl"-outfit suits her the best. One of the few ones she doesn't look completely cheap in (please note that I'm aware of the fact that she has a bombastic bodyshape but just looking cheap doesn't have anything to do with looking good). Looking cheap doesn't exclude looking good and vice versa.
The butterfly effect pt. 4 seems to be out on another part of the show (so annoying that there's no release so far) and leaves a wonderful spring/summer mood in the colder season of this year. One of the most exciting parts (I suppose) is the performance of Jay Z and Kanye West. Two giants conquering the runway, followed by Nicki Minaj who just perfectly fits into the crazy, colorful atmosphere (I'd love to know what she performed...and guess it's the actual chart-hit "Superbass"). The only thing that immediately came to my eye was the jacket Kanye's wearing. Ugh, Donatella and H&M ... you guys have established a great way to advertise for your collab wherever you can (just to mention that there actually was a full H&M feat. Versace show one day before VS show somewhere else). As I said... clever strategy. Put in every thinkable superstar from hip hop king to teenieflirt and you  get the perfect way to excite the mass out there.
Coming back to the topic of this entry, I just can tell how satisfied it makes me seeing those improvements at Victoria's .. and all the new lovely angels. It seems as if finally some of the mommy-angels retired and left place for fresher faces, like (already mentioned) only 19 years old Garrn. 
However, I have my doubts in Anja Rubik and Karlie Kloss. No typical VS-faces, which can be good but doesn't necessarily has to. Rubik showing off with a way too skinny and bony body and Kloss.... just not having the right face for the show. It is what it is.
The rest of those bodies and faces and hair and just the whole charisma just keeps on motivating myself to work out more often. ;)
The beatuy and joy of this show is brought back to life.
And I can't wait to see it soon (releasing date of the show on CBS is the 29th of November). 
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