Tuesday, 29 May 2012
recently i received a little package from 'weleda', a company which sells natural cosmetics.
they sent 2 samples to me from their almond series - almond cleansing milk and almond face cream. additionally to this 2 interesting booklets with more information about the company and their products.
amusingly i'm already using the almond face cream for ages. it is the only face cream i can use so that i do not have to suffer from skin allergies. i have an extremely sensible combination skin and there are no products i could use, except from the weleda almond face cream. i tried several face creams, from the health shop to the pharmacy and i also tried very expensive face creams from biotherm, estée lauder or lancôme. but non would suit my skin type.
except of the almond face cream from weleda.
the almond cleansing milk is also very good to my skin, but it won't remove all of my make up. i'm using several make up products every day (compact powder, kajal, lipstick, mascara) and it is very important for me that the cleansing product i use will remove all of the residual particles left on my face. well, it didn't work so well. especially my eye make up would not be wholly removed.
so i won't use it again.
but i can recommend the almond face cream to anyone with a very sensible skin type.
you'll get no skin irritations from it.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Saturday, 26 May 2012
today i really have to pour out my heart to all of you.
... on thursday we went to the national theatre in mannheim. i indulge in opera. the music is fanciful, sensual and emotional. i absolutely adore productions that are true to the originals, because they can let you feel the music to a considerable degree.
and if a composer invents such a great piece of music, one can be quite sure that his idea of the production must be as beautiful as the former.
yesterday we saw 'turandot'. before that we already saw 'la bohème' and, last time 'madama butterfly'. both productions were very true to the originals and abundant in the scenography.
'turandot' shall be an exception of dramatic degree - in the negative sense.
it was, what i described it to be, an 'evolution of nakedness'. when the curtain opened and the light slowly went on, and we saw those three baldheaded men in their bright red suits, it somewhat foreshadowed that evil things were about to happen. ... and then we saw the steel frameworks. and the choir members enthroned upon them. and this huge, oversized projection surface that whirled around itself. all right. but when a children's choir slowly started to walk in, headed by the smallest of them, completely dressed up, followed by older children, then followed by teenagers, half naked, and finally a man, COMPLETELY naked (yeah, you could see his ding-a-ling behind his oh so large bush) who first bowed before the audience and then turned to howl to the oversized projection surface which in this moment should embody the moon (well, i just think so. it's all so modern. it could have been anything.), you just tried to wonder what the artistic director, regula gerber, wanted to tell you.
in the end we both were so absolutely dissatisfied that we left the theatre after the first act.
... if we had stayed, we would have had the same need to howl to the moon in the form of an oversized projection surface i might think.
they really put foot in it.
it was very distressing.
you know, i always thought of music to be my first love and my last. and i especially bear a great love for classical music and for opera. i fell in love with the latter when i was 15. it was 'la bohème' and it should be a love for life. i love authentic productions because then you can really feel the music and the story behind it. opera is somewhat a theatre play with music. you should grasp both of it in unison. and this time, the music was again phenomenal. really. and the tenors and soprano singers were fantastic.
... but the presentation was more than shitty.
no matter what you have done, you just couldn't feel it - the atmosphere of the music, the story. and this was the greatest of the many flaws of this performance.
WHAT do people expect by a modern interpretation of a play that was written more than 100 years ago? why not do it the traditional way? why not interprete it just like the composer himself wanted it to be?
don't they have enough respect or what is it that tempts those fuckers to ruin such a masterpiece of opera in this unbelievably fucked up way?!
because of these productions and presentations i also hate to go to theatre plays. actually, i have never visited one again after i saw 'peer gynt' in the very same theatre in this very same city. you can think why.
you see, i'm still a little disgusted of this destroyed evening. the pleasant anticipation flew away quite quickly. ... well, alcohol, fast food and love had compensated this a bit.
yeah, call me narrow-minded.
but i'm REALLY open and receptive to innovations of all kinds. and i'm really not prude.
but i really HATE it if people cannot pay enough respect to the works of fantastic artists. and in this case, and mostly also in all other cases of modern interpretations of theatre plays and operas it has been like that.
and i absolutely hate it when children are placed in front of completely naked choir singers. they are CHILDREN - for god's sake !!!
i also hated those modern interpretations of classical works of world literature in school in those bygone days.
no wonder no one could love the books read in school. they should think about it.
they also should think about this rather blank rows of the audience this thursday.
no matter what opernnetz.de, the 'mannheimer morgen' or the 'rheinpfalz' newspapers say.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
some days ago it was really cool so i decided to put out my newly bought short red duffle coat. i bought it on www.kleiderkreisel.de - it's very warm and good for 0 - 10°C if you put on a warm pullover underneath.
the gucci bag is from my grandma who once gave it to my mum and she gave it to me when i was 15 years old. i don't know when she bought it but this is really vintage !!! since then i love it oh so much. i've always been a fan of vintage apparel and accessoires (and yeah, i'm no hipster!)
Monday, 21 May 2012
2 days ago i received a package from the 'world of sweets' online shop. this is an online shop for international chocolates, chips and candy from all over the world.
it's the mecca for everyone with a sweet tooth.
they also have a broad selection of arizona iced teas and special packages, like a sortiment called 'taste of america', etc.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
... this skirt was one of my first purchases on www.kleiderkreisel.de
do you know this site? it's something like an online flea market where you can purchase secondhand apparel and DIY jewellery. a very nice and lovely idea.
i'm signed in since 2010 and since then i found loads of wonderful clothes which i couldn't buy in the shops because they were sold out or simply because we do not have those shops close by. or because they are vintage <3
now i nearly buy all my clothes there ... it also saves a lot of money, by the way ;)
ring 1: DIY
ring 2: beijing exclusive
you should really check it out.
www.kleiderkreisel.de is a mecca for people who are in love with (second hand) fashion :)
Sunday, 13 May 2012
... this blog was founded on the 4th of march and now i already have 150 followers ... words cannot describe what i'm feeling at the moment - i love y'all !!!
to mark the occasion i prepared a little thank you.
a little giveaway!
it's the second one by the way and now you'll be able to win a CHANEL inimitable mascara.
what do you need to do to participate?
the rules are simple:
1. be a regular follower on my blog.
2. post a link to this giveaway on your own blog. a few words will be enough.
3. leave a comment under this post with your email-adress and link.
you can compete until the 27th of may.
international participants are welcome <3
Saturday, 12 May 2012
gosh i wanted these dresses for such a long time.
when the first garden collection came into the shops on march 2010, i really had a tough time with the thought of purchasing one of the rosette dresses or not.
especially the red one caught my eye immediately. well - to buy or not to buy, that was the question. in the end i didn't buy the red dress or the white one but the rosette jacket in red, which was actually also very nice. but there were too little occassions to wear it and thus it ended on ebay. but i simply couldn't forget the rosette dresses ...
... and a few weeks ago, after what seemed like ages, in discovered BOTH dresses in ONE auction on ebay.de ( ... and what a mecca for fashionistas by the way!) - i was really happy and i raised my maximum amount from minute to minute. in fact i got them. you don't want to know the price - but beauty is worth it all. ;)
... and now: what do you think of them?
they are marvellous, aren't they? <3
Friday, 11 May 2012
Thursday, 10 May 2012
on saturday we visited the national theatre in mannheim to watch 'madama butterfly' by on of my favourite composers, giaccomo puccini.
afterwards we went to the dorint mannheim to drink some cocktails.
i wore my newly bought H&M garden collection rosette dress in white, which i bought some weeks ago on ebay. i was so happy that i found it, accompanied by the red one. i have searched for both of them quite a while and then both dresses were sold by auction in ebay. i was really happy when i realised i was the highest bidder! oh what a perfect opportunity to take it out!
it was a wonderful evening.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
a new H&M designer cooperation will be launched on october the 4th 2012.
anna dello russo, fashion icon, editor-at-large and creative consultant for the 'vogue japan' has created a glamorous, colourful and ornamental accessoires collection. it will be available in 140 selected shops worldwide and additionally online.
anna dello Russo about her collaboration with H&M: “I am excited by this collaboration: this is the first time H&M involves a Fashion Director in a special project. This is the sign of an important evolution in fashion, and I am both thrilled and humbled to be the one chosen to lead it. I wanted to create precious accessories that are impossible to find. As a stylist I know accessorization is essential: it is the personal touch to any outfit. With these pieces everybody can have fun, turning an ordinary day into a fantastic fashion day”
i think her collection looks quite promising and i'm looking forward to the 4th of october. it will also be the peak of the runway shows for the spring/summer season 2013.
you can visit her homepage and blog here.
what do you think of this new collaboration and what do you think about the sneak peaks shown in the video?
Monday, 7 May 2012
... it's extraordinary!
my beloved one and me have no routine obligations on friday so on the 4th of may we went to the holiday park, a theme park in the west of germany. only 15 minutes away from my appartement a whole new world emerges.
the weather was great and our mood all the more!
... in addition to that nearly no people were on the road this day so this made it even better. it seemed as if we could have called the whole park our own.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
gustav klimt always has been one of my favourite artists. i love the golden light in his paintings and his versions of femininity.
moises gonzales, a fashion photographer and artist, depicted some of klimt's most famous works and reproduced them with real models in photographs for the Ae magazine in Spain.
i really adore his interpretations of the original works.
what do you think?
„I inherit the pursuit of happiness.“
I will believe in my rights
As fearlessly and mutually as you do.
I inherit the pursuit of love
And love I will get.
Promised, it is, to my soul.