Thursday, 18 December 2014

december will be magic again.

i love kate bush and how she creates magical sceneries with her poetic lyrics and beautiful harmonies so full of splendid and avantgardistic creativity and warmth in every note.

i have heard 'december will be magic again' again after a long time and i still truly love it. today i want to share with you some photos of this years' christmas decoration in my new home and also this nostalgic memory, so important for me in the past and so totally speaking of a beautiful present-day - and him, finally present in my life and about to stay ... 

december will be magic again - because of your light and your love, shining for me.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

outfit: if you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

only a very few days until it's christmas eve - can't wait! how about you? i'm looking forward to goodies and good times with my beloved ones. this years' christmas will be so full of love found after a long wait and old quarrels eventually eradicated, so that i truly believe that it will be the most beautiful christmas in a long while. i want to take it slow and simply enjoy the days, full of light and love. today i've got another outfit post for you, my dears. my new sweater from milanoo is simply made for those cold days and the bright red colour is a nice pop of colour when the sky outside is dark and grey. for a fashionable twist i have added hidden sneaker wedges, my favourite feelgood jeans from mango, my LV bag and some of my favourite jewellery.

what are your plans for christmas this year?

Sunday, 14 December 2014

SHOOTING: you need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

my dears! i hope you're enjoying the holiday season. today i want to show you some of the photos of my latest fashion shooting with alexander ricci in the beautiful castle garden of schwetzingen. it is a rokoko castle with spacious gardens where you can find greek temples, pleasure gardens, antique portals, decorated with beautiful ornamental shapes, cone shaped hedges, small mosques, and so much more - a magical place. close by the little mosque (which was absolutely beautiful, with its' innermost inscribed with wise quotes out of the qur'an) we shot the first of 2 more dresses to come, my beloved yellow H&M lace dress. we featured some levitation too ... eventually the shooting took 6 hours and it was very cold that day, so it was quite a bunch of work, but very much fun, too. i will share the other impressions and outfits with you asap so stay tuned 

Friday, 12 December 2014

NEW IN: cable knit, flowers, faux fur, leather, vintage, jewellery.

my dears! i always feel like a little kid unwrapping christmas presents when i receive packages filled with beautiful things i wished for, sometimes for a long time, whether they are presents from beloved once, or also when i have bought them myself.

some new and beautiful things have wandered into my wardrobe - some are totally new (for example the cat eye sunnies from london retro via sunglassesshop and the red cable knit sweater from milanoo), others are second hand (for example the beautiful authentic vintage blazer from betty barclay which i have bought from a nice girl on, but all of them are beautiful and i love each piece!

i have gotten the london retro sunnies from sunglassesshop - they also sell high end designers such as D&G and i'm thinking about also getting me this beautiful piece with black shades, frame and golden embellishments: click.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

10 christmas songs definitely getting you in the mood for the holiday season.

to celebrate the holiday season and to get in the mood for christmas, what is better than listening to the perfect christmas soundtrack?

here are my personal fab 10 christmas carol playlist definitely being able to getting you in the mood!

how do you like my playlist

do you have a favourite christmas song?

  1. oh holy night - my favourite version is from ella fitzgerald. brings tears to my eyes every time i listen to it. it's so full of devotion, hope, and also a bit of melancholy. also the favourite christmas carol of david garrett.
  2. my favourite things - from the sound of music. for me the perfect christmas song because it talks of so many things brightening up the beautiful holiday season.
  3. 12 days of christmas - fiiiive goooolden riiiiings! i must admit that first i didn't like the song because it annoyed me. no joke! but after some listenings i embosomed it and have loved it from this moment on. my favourite version is sung by kathleen battle and frederica von stade from a carnegie hall christmas concert.
  4. walking in the air - from the snowman. no matter if sung or solely the piano instrumental: both versions are so beautiful, no matter if you have watched the movie or not. the overwhelmingly beautiful harmonies in a minor key will bring tears in your eyes and the lyrics are wonderfully touching.
  5. hark! the herald angels sing - a christmas carol classic. this song shouldn't be missed out on a traditional holiday season playlist.
  6. maria durch ein dornwald ging - once sung in my choir when i was in my young teenage tears, this carol never let me go anymore. i love the ancient medieval harmonies which are most beautiful and touching when sung by a childrens choir of soprano and tenor voices. when i heard this song for the very first time, i imagined holy mary wandering through the gardens of thorns, which miraculously turned into beautiful blossoms. this is the wonder of faith - it can move mountains and turn thorns into flowers ... and give hope, where there seems nothing to hope anymore.
  7. ave maria - by johann sebastian bach and gounod. wonderfully soothing harmonies. magical, with or without the lyrics. a beautiful homage to holy mary. and a genuine evidence that bach's music is perfused with feeling and not aseptic and cold, as many people like to state. 
  8. in the bleak midwinter - a wonderful christmas carol. the lyrics are based upon a poem written by christina rossetti. in 1906 gustav holst (composer of 'jupiter, bringer of jollity') set the beautiful poem to music - what a beautiful unification! so devout and soothing. my favourite version is sung by sissel, the wonderful soprano singer from norway, who has also sung my favourite poem by lord gordon byron, 'she walks in beauty like the night' as set in music in the phantastic movie 'vanity fair', starring reese witherspoon.
  9. last christmas - by wham. a favourite of mine, every year, since the day i have heard it for the very first time when i was still in my young teenage years.
  10. the christmas song - my favourite version is sung by nat king cole. such a must-listen-to ... 

have a wonderful holiday season.

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