Today´s post is for those of you that may not follow me on Instagram and might have missed a few impressions of what I have been up to the past two weeks. So, I would like to sum up some pictures and give you an update about what I have done and where I have been:
You might have wondered about the lack of posts from past week, but I spent the past six days in wonderful London and enjoyed a little freetime. We had a great time, tried many new restaurants, went shopping and even went to a concert – but more on that later.
A few days prior to our holidays, we shot this casual look that I wore while going for a stroll…
Coat: (sold out, but loving this one)
Cashmere Sweater: J. Crew
Scarf: Franco Ferrari
Jewelry: Sara Lashay
Nail Polish: Givenchy Le Vernis No. 2
Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupté Shine No. 09
My oh my, November has passed by way too quick! I just recently adjusted to fall and its colder temperatures, and now it is suddenly December and Christmas is just around the corner… But before I am getting into gift buying and ideas for New Year´s Eve outfits, I would like to show you some of my favorite things from last month:
After three intense and eventful days in Chicago and surroundings, I am back home! Even though my trip was rather short, I had a great time exploring beautiful Chicago, trying out some new restaurants (I will tell you all about my stay in Illinois in another post real soon) and (of course) do some shopping – because what´s a city trip without shopping?
Since many stores in the USA had already started with markdowns, I was able to score some really nice bargains. Plus, I also visited the Rosemont designer outlet close to the O´Hare airport which had a lot of great stuff for crazy prices. So, here´s my little shopping haul:
Last week I met with Raynald Lehongre, international Make-up artist for french beauty brand Guerlain. Being a well known personality himself, I was happy to have had the chance for a small chitchat with Mr. Lehongre and ask him some of the questions my readers had prior given to me:
I am happy to present you a wonderful give-away with german-based fashion brand Dear Cashmere! You now have the chance to win this beautiful, heavy-knit scarf worth € 198. It is made of 100% super soft lambswool and so cozy and warm that I am thinking about ordering one for myself… The design is a mix of black&white with elements in a decent coral red, and the scarf is long enough to be wrapped around your neck twice (and still look chic!). It is the perfect accessory for the upcoming holidays and I am happy to offer my dear readers the chance to win this lovely piece…
while you are reading this post, I am en route to the USA, or more precisely: Chicago! I have been invited to explore the city, visit a new shopping mall and ride with Mickey Mouse on a Disney wagon at the Christmas parade (so looking forward to this!).
And now my question: Can any of you recommend any good shops, restaurants and bars? Are there any special sights that I should visit?
I am looking forward to reading your replies!
I was really looking forward to today´s post as I wanted to show you some products of Givenchy´s new Christmas collection Ondulations Précieuses. Givenchy was so kind as to send me a few products to review, and I was very happy to receive the beautiful eye shadow palette Ondulations D´Or, a semi-matte lipstick (Violine Précieux No. 312 ) and a deep red nail polish (Rouge Precieux No. 13).
Loyal readers of my blog most certainly know that there is one fiber that I can not live without: cashmere. There is nothing more cozy and warming than this luxurious wool – and I have become such a big fan of all things cashmere, that I rather spend my money on one really good piece than buying ten non-cashmere sweaters. You could say that my wardrobe has been flooded with the expensive garment these past years (I just recently bought this beautiful coat), but I don´t regret it a bit and I love every cashmere item I own.
Therefore, I am very happy to announce that I teamed up with Hamburg based fashion label “Dear Cashmere”…
Most of my readers may know that I am a very passionate online-shopper. The luxury of having access to thousands of products and hundreds of brands, combined with the comfort of things being delivered right to your doorstep – to me, this is the ultimate shopping dream. There is no greater expereince than trying things on and being able to decide in the comfort of my own home. So I was very happy to find out that one of my favorite boutiques here in Cologne, LOUD!, is now online with their virtual boutique. On iloveloud.com, you can find many young brands such as Carven, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Moschino, as well as sophisticated labels like Lanvin (loving these boots and the necklace!) and Sonia Rykiel.
If it wasn´t so much work, I would show you many more going-out-outfits on my blog. But whenever I get all dressed up for going to a bar or a nice restaurant, it is almost always too dark outside to take pictures. In addition, it is not easy to shoot an outfit in a dimly lit spot (since most evening loctions do not offer bright lighting)…
Handbag: Chanel Classic
Scarf: Massimo Dutti (identical one from Faliero Sarti here)
Those of you that follow me on Twitter or Instagram might have noticed that I spent two days in Dusseldorf last week. I was invited by Breuninger, a luxury fashion department store, that had just opened another spot in Dusseldorf. Along with seven other lovely bloggers and accompanied by Breuninger´s team we had the chance to explore four floors of wonderful beauty products, an enourmous shoe and accessorie-floor (with brands such as Valentino, Bottega Veneta or Givenchy) and some of the most wonderful and luxurious fashion pieces one could imagine. And to top things off, the fabulous Kristina Bazan from Kayture joined us and gave us some very good tips about blogging, professional photography or posing. I was very happy to meet Kristina, she is such a down to earth and nice young lady!
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. At least make-up-wise! Guerlain´s Crazy Paris Christmas Make-Up collection is available as as right now, and it is a very intense feast of texture and colour for make-up lovers.
If you are familiar with Guerlain´s usual classic design, it’s safe to say that this collection may at first appear a tad bit extreme. But, it has good reason to break out of the box, since this collection pays tribute to the celebration-filled reopening of Guerlain’s iconic flagship store at 68 Champs-Elysees, and as such is inspired by the upcoming party season in the city of lights…
There it is, my lovely birthday gift! You will not believe how eager I was for this special, little beauty. It took me two years, many phone calls and boutique visits to find the perfect shade of pink in a mini sized Chanel flap. But, good things come to those who wait, and I am happy to present my new bag today! It is the biggest version of the mini flap bags and I would say that it is absolutely perfect for going out, taking a stroll or shopping. You can wear it crossbody (which is a huge plus in my opinion) an dloat it with an iPhone, some powder, lipstick, a mirror, a credit card case and even a small perfume bottle – honestly, what more could one wish for?
In addition, I got myself this cute little card case that fits perfectly into my Mini… :-)
Today I am wearing an outfit that is a great fit for autumn: I am combining the fur collar of an Alice & Oliva Cardigan with my ACNE leather jacket. At the moment I am in love with boots of all kinds , because besides keeping me warm they are a great way to wear high heels during the cold season.
Cardigan with fur trim: Alice & Olivia
Tunic: Uterqüe (from last year, similar version here)
Handbag: Chanel 2.55
Bracelet: CC Skye
Lipstick: : Givenchy Le Rouge No. 305
Nagellack: Uslu Airlines (color BER)
These two pair of ballet of identical in colour, fabric and design, but their prices differ a lot. Now the ultimate style-test: Which shoe costs 6 times more than the other? To find out, just click on one of the pictures :-)
Today´s post is about my favorite and most used products/accessories from last month:
I am back with a new outfit-post! Please excuse the lack of posts these past days, but unfortunately our reflex camera was away for inspection and I really do not like to take outfit pictures with any other camera…
Top: 7 Chic Avenue
Clutch: Louis Vuitton
Boots: Prada (these are nice as well)
Bracelet: Hermès Clic Clac
Scarf: Massimo Dutti (loving this one from Faliero Sarti)
Lipstick: Givenchy Le Rouge No. 305
Nail Polish: Givenchy Le Vernis No. 06