Monday, March 30, 2015
After a weekend of mostly staying at home and a Sunday staying in bed watching the rain patter against my window and Interstellar on my laptop my last week before uni starts. I think I’ve never done this before, staying in my pyjamas all day long, not caring how I look, doing nothing serious and enjoying the luxury of a delivery service. And taking a nap, soo good. But after a weekend without crafting anything, my fingers are itching and I really have to get something done before my trip to London on Wednesday. I’m really excited, although the flight will surely feel odd to me. Thus I’m not really excited about the flight…
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
This week my final two weeks of semester vacation have started, with the highlight of three days in London next week. As the serious side of life begins again with uni, with me writing my Bachelor thesis this semester, I try to craft as many projects as possible and blog as much as I can before my free time runs out. Well, I actually haven’t got that many seminars, but you never know with how much work you eventually end up and I have to work out a new schedule for everything. But I’m rather positive for I never seem to run out of ideas (yay!).
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Tassels! Bows! Rhinestones! Studs! There are so many ways to embellish a piece of fabric, may it be a shirt, a purse or even jewellery. Depending on your style you can choose whatever you want; rhinestones for a more glamorous appearance, studs for a rocking attitude and bows for something cute and girly. And tassels? I remember them hanging at the end of the rope holding together thick curtains, so for me they have a rather dusty and old reputation.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
One thing about me: I love to decorate. Okay I think I’ve said that before when I started to decorate my new flat in which I have lived for almost year now (holy moly…), but I still discover things I want to optimize and corners I want to pretty up and actually I would really love to redecorate…I’d need ten apartments to have my fun with them. And a whole load of money. So I usually confine myself to small things to add or pretty up a bit. I’m actually a bit proud of my coffee table created out of two cases of wine, a pile of fashion magazines and a (new) glass plate on top. Side note: Wine cases are awesome to give some rustic chic to your apartment and you can build almost anything with them, from small side tables to shelves to whole sideboards. And I have a whole set of dishes which wait to be treated well by me for ages. But all in good time, right?
Friday, March 13, 2015
Black Short Sleeve Floral Backless Dress | 2 Original Tall Wellington Boots | 3 Dr. Martens Unisex Originals 1461 Leather Shoes | 4 Women's Wide Brim Fedora | 5 Check Cashmere Scarf | 6 Moschino Umbrella | 7 Blossom Tote | 8 Pretty Polly Hold-Up Tights | 9 'Metro' Embossed Leather Strap Watch | 10 Barbour Beadnell Waxed Jacket
Okay I might step on somebody’s feet with this but I thought I’d go out on a limb an try to capture the typical British style. Which is reeeally difficult because there are so many ways to style British (I’m not talking deerstalker here) and of course it’s a whole different thing to look at it from the outside. I wonder what other countries say about us Germans…I hope they’re not thinking about white socks in sandals (ewwww) or leather pants. Anyway, this is more of a collection of what I think Britons wear plus some British fashion label essentials plus what I think would fit. And of course that umbrella, you mustn’t forget that. Funny thing though, most of these things I would like to wear for myself, like the jacket. I hope I can find a second hand version in London, they never go out of style.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Semester breaks give you time to catch up on stuff you wanted to do all year long but didn’t have the time to do so. Of course, only after you’ve written all your exams and papers (some people aren’t as lucky to have some time left after that, but I am). However, there is always something that’s falling by the wayside, in my case mostly playing guitar (I really have to do that again!) and learning how to handle my old camera, which I wanted to do for ages. But it feels good to catch up on my creative work at least, I actually feel like a whole person again. Which I guess only creative people will understand. Or actually, every person not able to pursue his or her hobby will feel a little out of balance, so I guess this goes for us all.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Hey folks! Since I am going to visit London next month (it’s been way too long) I am lucky enough to experience the Alexander McQueen exhibition “Savage Beauty” in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Now, how cool is it to see an exhibition about one of your favourite designers? Guess my boyfriend doesn’t feel as lucky as I do, but I actually really don’t care this time. And since I like to do my homework beforehand, I thought I’d share a bit of his life and work with you.
Lee Alexander McQueen was born in 1969 in London’s Lewisham district. McQueen was born into a working-class family with six children, his father was a cab driver and his mother a teacher in social science. The designer already discovered his homosexuality in his early years, being constantly teased about it by his schoolmates. Nonetheless McQueen found joy in tailoring dresses for his three sisters and by that acquired a taste for being a fashion designer.
At the age of 16, McQueen started working for a men’s tailor in London’s Savile Row, a traditional tailor called Anderson & Sheppard. There he learned the traditional craft. Later he worked with Gieves & Hawkes. Moving on from tailoring suits, the designer then decided to take on a job in creating theatrical costumes at Angels and Bermans, which ultimately influenced his later designs profoundly. After working for Romeo Gigli in Milan, Alexander would enrol at Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design, receiving his M.A. in fashion design in 1992. His graduation project was even bought by Vogue stylist Isabella Blow, who later became a dear friend and an advocate for his work.