Friday, 18 December 2015

SHOOTING: she was fragrant like a flower, like a tangerine wind.


[en] hi peeps! only 6 days are left until christmas eve! have you already bought all the gifts for your beloved ones? i nearly got all of them. only 3 presents are left and most of them are already wrapped up. here in germany it is so unbelieavably warm so that a real christmas atmosphere doesn't really arise. how about you? i'm rather in the mood for a mai tai than the obligatory mulled wine on the christmas market - i wonder if the stand owners already edited their portfolio of beverages ... XD


today i've got an outfit for you which i have shooted some months ago when it was even warmer. i really love the delicate fabric of the nude coloured dress - it also literally was somewhat nude because it was a bit translucent, but that didn't matter because in symbiosis with the play of light among the willow trees which created a truly charming atmosphere the looks fitted in perfectly.









photography: norbert hugel
model & styling: dahi k.

Monday, 7 December 2015

NEW IN: statements, fringes, electric blue, kusmi tea, vintage style & cozy sweaters.



[en] hi peeps! today i want to show you some shiny new pieces which have found their way into my wardrobe: john lennon tribute sunnies, steampunk sunnies, a white scuba sweater with golden zippers, a delicate white blouse, a loose brown sweater which can be closed with a satin ribbon (it's so cozy and warm, perfect for the winter season), a second hand bought sequined black party dress, a long cardigan made of suede-like fabrics, a floral shirt, my long-awaited mirina collections statement flower choker (get a discount of 20% when using the code 'dahi20' in their onlineshop) plus a fringed dress, new idea books and an electric blue blouse which i have bought on my latest shopping trip with a friend of mine. she also gifted me with a box of kusmi tea and a butterfly brooch which totally matches my taste. also check out her amazing IG account!

what do you think of my new gems?

what have you bought/received as a gift recently?





Saturday, 5 December 2015

SHOOTING: eat diamonds for breakfast and shine all day.




[en] hi peeps! today i want to show you some impressions of an evening dress shoot with le boy when it still had been summer. i have worn an electric blue and floor length dress, accompanied with statement earrings, a vintage bracelet and a golden clutch. how i long for warmer days! winter just isn't my favourite season ... fortunately there are christmas markets and tea to shed some light to these cold and dark days.

how do you like the photos?
what is your favourite season of the year?



photography: myron kingsbury
model: dahi k.

Friday, 4 December 2015

SHOPPING LOVE: kawaii greeting cards @Tamako Design.




[en] hi peeps! recently i have started a new creative project and its first results were already posted in my online shop Tamako Design.


i have started to create hand painted greeting cards made of kraft paper displaying different kawaii motives such as a little christmas tree, a lucky star, a selection of sushi and sweets such as eclairs, cupcakes, cake pops and macarons.




how do you like my new creations?
which greeting cards would be your favourites?




Wednesday, 2 December 2015

the best of the blogs - january 16.



[en] hello my dears, it's time for another chance to become the best of the blogs - this time of december 2015!



[de]  hallo meine lieben, es ist zeit für eine neue chance auf eine blogpräsentation im rahmen des 'the best of the blogs' wettbewerbes, diesmal für den dezember 2015.

what do you have to do? / was müsst ihr dafür tun?

  1. become a follower of my blog via 'google friend connect' or 'bloglovin'. /folge meinem blog via 'google friend connect' oder bloglovin.
  2. leave a comment with your blog address and write some sentences about you and your blog and tell me with which name you follow. / hinterlasse einen kommentar mit deiner blog URL sowie einer kurzen vorstellung deines blogs und verrate mir, unter welchen namen du mir folgst.

[en] you can apply from today until monday, the 30th of november. i will then select up to 5 blogs which i will present on one of the first days of december 2015. this is contingent upon the quality and authenticity of the blogs participating.

this is a permanent campaign which is to be continued every month.

[de] bewerben kann man sich bis zum montag, den 30. november. danach werden bis zu 5 blogs von mir ausgewählt, welche in den ersten tagen des dezembers vorgestellt werden. qualität und authentizität spielen bei der auswahl die hauptrolle.

dies ist eine dauerhafte kampagne, welche jeden monat wiederholt wird.

good luck
viel glück 

Monday, 30 November 2015

SHOPPING LOVE: dressing up with fashionmia.com



you're a gift. show it off.


you're a gift. show it off. von strangenessandcharms, Jeffrey Campbell enthaltend


[en] hello my dears! today i want to introduce you another great onlineshop where you can buy fashionable and stylish dresses for under $50, and i really mean every dress, no matter if its the grey floor-length grey evening dress or the sequined golden dress shown right above and the emerald green lace dress which i'm totally obsessed with and which i already purchased and can't wait for it to arrive. the shop is called fashionmia.
i have involved every dress (except the grey one) into a polyvore outfit collage.

how do you like my dress picks and outfit recommendations?
which outfits are your favourites?

Round Neck Paillette Color Block Hollow Out Patchwork Party-dress


Friday, 27 November 2015

CHRISTMAS: DIY - how to create your own advent calendar.



[en] hi peeps! i love to be creative and i love handmade things. in my onlineshop i can express myself and my passion for many years. this year le boy and me decided to create our own advent calendar for the holiday season, and not to buy it at the supermarket or elsewhere. today i want to give you some advices on how easy it is to create your own pretty and individual advent calendar. i also show you some impressions of our own one. i guess it turned out quite well :)

it all begins with the selection of the right advent calendar bags, which you can fill up with little gifts and treats. there are no limits being set to the imagination. you can craft them yourself with beautiful velvet fabric in festive colours such as gold, red, emerald green. cut it into squares. take your own individual fillings and put them into the middle of the fabric. use a cord in fitting contrast colours with which you can close the bags afterwards. hang them on the wall or somewhere else, for example your christmas tree, if it is already set.

you can also buy prefabricated bags. we decided to take prefabricated ones this year, because we have loads to do at work at the moment. le boy had the idea that we could hang the advent calendar bags on our dream tree in the bedroom.
those who want to save the mural, can fall back on a wall tattoo in the form of a tree. the bags can eventually be attached to the tree with needle pins.
you don't need to remove the wall tattoo afterwards. after the holiday season it could decorate your home further on.

number cards can easily be crafted with cardboard and typographic skills. but you can also buy prefabricated ones in different beautiful designs online. we decided on THIS SET. the different days are numbers which have to be calculated (11+11), they are written out in english or german or displayed as pretty ornaments.

on DaWanda you will find a greatselection of nice fillings for your advent calendar. or you can fill up your single bags with homebaked delicacies, with gathered chestnuts, with gemstones, origami creations and so much more … there are no limits being set to the imagination.


do you love DIY as much as we do?
have you ever crafted your own advent calendar?

what do you love most about the advent season?


Monday, 23 November 2015

#PrayForParis


🗼🗼Pray For Paris 🗼🗼❤💙
#prayforparis🇫🇷 #prayforparis

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[en] my dears. today i want to write down all the thoughts that made a difference to the last days. 3 years ago i started this blog. it was my attention to show my readers all that constitutes me and my life. my love of beauty. of art. of literature. of my fellow humans. of all that lies in my soul and all that happens around me.

my blog should be exactly as i am and the way i am constituted.

i've racked my brain to write something regarding this topic, which concerns me since friday night. then i thought that it is more than due. no, i'm not afraid of becoming political and or of addressing highly sensitive topics. but I wanted to find the best wording … and i also felt somewhat ashamed of posting other, nearly trivial stuff which was in no way consistent  with all i want to share with you right now.


Thursday, 19 November 2015

SHOPPING LOVE: online shopping for men and women at FashionID



[en] hello my dears! you know i'm not that much into city shopping trips but rather an online shopping person. i mostly browse through second hand kleiderportale like kleiderkreisel.de but i also love to browse through different onlineshops. one of them is fashionID, where you can find apparel from brands like BOSS, marc jacobs, just cavalli, max mara and ralph lauren.

today i want to show you my current favourite picks for men and women.

do you know fashionID? have you ever purchased something there?
how do you like my picks and which ones would be your favourites?

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Monday, 16 November 2015

EVENT: impressions from the shoe step of the year 2015.



[en] hi peeps! today i want to show some impressions of the first event i have ever attended, the shoe step of the year 2015. it took place at the beautiful premises of the hotel atlantic kempinski in hamburg - also known as the permanent residence of german singer udo lindenberg. at the event one could spot different VIP's like catherine hummels, marcel remus or sabine lisicki and of course frauke ludowig, who presented the show. as in the previous years.

the shoe step of the year is a fashion journalist award dedicated to each years best fashion contributions focused on shoes.

i have participated with a blog post featuring impressions of a colourful outfit and red high heels and a statement about clothing and fitting shoes and how both in symbiosis can emphasize your individual character.




i could barely believe it when i checked my mails and saw that i really received an invitation to this years' shoe step of the year. i was so proud and happy and couldn't await it.

sadly i wasn't one of the nominees this year but the award winners have truly deserved it and i was honoured enough with the invitation and enjoyed a spectacular evening and the possibility to attend my first event. the award winners included the magazine women's health and blogs such as fashionlunch.de and zukkermaedchen.de.



i decided onto a grey wrap dress from paul costelloe with a low-cut neckline, a white mango blazer, two delicate golden necklaces, statement earrings, red lipstick and matching red bootees with metal details in gold.


Saturday, 14 November 2015

SHOOTING: i'm lying in the ocean singing your song




[en] hi peeps! since the days are (again!) getting colder today i want to show you an outfit i believe to be perfect for autumn. a cape to keep away the cold and a midi dress in shades of blue and grey for a little colour splash and a hint of the summer sun. please don't misinterpret my words - i'm not that sad because of lower temperatures and stormy weather. we all have been more than than blessed with sun and warmth the last days and i'm very, very happy with that. a late summer i wished for and i believe it will feed me on for a long time (... and certainly also many others).

how do you like my outfit?
what do you love to wear in autumn?


photography: ak photoart
model: dahi k.

Friday, 6 November 2015

the best of the blogs - december 15.


[en] hello my dears, it's time for another chance to become the best of the blogs - this time of december 2015!



[de]  hallo meine lieben, es ist zeit für eine neue chance auf eine blogpräsentation im rahmen des 'the best of the blogs' wettbewerbes, diesmal für den dezember 2015.

what do you have to do? / was müsst ihr dafür tun?

  1. become a follower of my blog via 'google friend connect' or 'bloglovin'. /folge meinem blog via 'google friend connect' oder bloglovin.
  2. leave a comment with your blog address and write some sentences about you and your blog and tell me with which name you follow. / hinterlasse einen kommentar mit deiner blog URL sowie einer kurzen vorstellung deines blogs und verrate mir, unter welchen namen du mir folgst.

[en] you can apply from today until monday, the 30th of november. i will then select up to 5 blogs which i will present on one of the first days of december 2015. this is contingent upon the quality and authenticity of the blogs participating.

this is a permanent campaign which is to be continued every month.

[de] bewerben kann man sich bis zum montag, den 30. november. danach werden bis zu 5 blogs von mir ausgewählt, welche in den ersten tagen des dezembers vorgestellt werden. qualität und authentizität spielen bei der auswahl die hauptrolle.

dies ist eine dauerhafte kampagne, welche jeden monat wiederholt wird.

good luck
viel glück 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

SHOPPING LOVE: breathtaking dresses for glamorous events.



[en] hi peeps! i am invited to the shoe step award this year and isn't there a better excuse to take a fancy to go shopping for THAT perfect dress for a perfect night? i don't think so! 

and thus, some days ago when i stayed at my mum and stepfather's house we strolled around giessen and finally ended up with a whole shopping CART full of evening gowns and cocktail dresses. yes, it was a cart (filled with 15 dresses) because at TK MAXX 'well, that's the way it is' just as my mum has stated it, lol. and eventually, i found my dream dress - and i cannot wait to wear it on monday!

but you know, i'm actually not a fan of going shopping on a saturday: it's crowded and annoying and the queues are so long that, no matter how comfortable your shoes are, you definitely will be punished with some hella achy feet and well ... on most weekends i could definitely think of many other and better things to do. but this time it was quite funny, but also exhausting. i really noticed that i'm not used to SUCH shopping trips XD my last shopping trip on that scale was 1-2 years ago - no joke. 


what i like more is online shopping. it is available twenty-four-seven and if you know your size (or got a measuring tape and a size chart, as it is usually provided in onlineshops selling apparel) it is more than easy to find, order and eventually get your dream pick. it might solely be annoying that you have to wait some days before you can actually receive your dream pick and wear it for the very first time.


but that's viable when you've found some nice picks as i did at the mia berlin online store. i might purchase my next event dress there, because the styles are unique, flashy and elegant with the right amount of glamour (and glitter) - and that also fits to the dress code of my very first event i will attend in some days: easy glamour.


how do you like my selection?

what would you wear for a star event?


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

SHOOTING: i don't need a valentine, i need valentino.



[en] hi peeps! well, actually the post header doesn't speak the whole truth, because i do not only love my valentino red lace dress, but also my valentine for each day, le boy. and he himself also shot these photos which i really love and which i believe to be fabulous. he once stated that the subject or, in this case, the model, makes the perfect photo. well but i do not believe so. it is the photographer, in symbiosis with the subject/model, who creates the picture bursting with magic. this time i had desire of big hair and thus i backcombed it a little bit and fixed it with some hair spray. i haven't had such big hair for quite a long time - the last time must have been at my prom night in 2007 (oh it has now been some time!), where i also wore a floor-length red dress, but back then it was a ball gown. i combined the floor-length red lace dress with nude coloured high-heels and a sparkling golden clutch. this was the second time we had a shooting at schloss favorite - such a beautiful location for photos. not only because i'm a huge fan of baroque architecture! 

i hope that you like the photos!





photography: myron kingsbury
model & styling: dahi k.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

SHOOTING/IMPRESSIONS: be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.



[en] hello my dears! today i want to show you some impressions from my latest outfit shoot with le boy at schloss ebersteinburg near baden-baden. it was a perfect, sunny and colourful autumn day with a beautiful view over gernsbach and the river murg which are located in the northern black forest. during the shoot we also took some making-of shots and afterwards we enjoyed a nice glass of white wine at the homonymous restaurant schloss ebersteinburg.






photography: myron kingsbury
model & styling: dahi k.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

SHOOTING: does the walker choose the path or the path the walker?



[en] hello my dears! since the days are getting colder and i still would love summer to restart, today i want to share some photos with you which still show some hint of summer mode, featuring a messy braid with flower pins, a hairstyle which i haven't worn for ages, and a twin set containing a neckholder shirt and a maxiskirt. its not in my ownership anymore, because my mum was so enthusiastic about it she wanted me to gift it to her. so i did, lol. but nevertheless ... when the shooting took place, it already had been so freakin cold, it was really freezy, you cannot imagine haha. but well, one always has to be professional, so i simply masked that out XD 

i hope you like the pictures!




photography: norbert hugel
model & styling: dahi k.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

ROOM TOUR: home is where the heart is.


[en] hello my dears! sorry for not having posted for so long. there's a good cause for this, and i want to share it with you in todays' post. two weeks ago le boy and me moved into one home together. it had already been planned for a long time and finally we made it. it was loads of work, but now it took shape, and it's beautiful. i'm looking forward to a bright future with the love of my life. to fall asleep and wake up by his side, every day for the rest of our lives. and i can't wait for all the other beautiful things to happen on our shared journey into the future. 


i think that our two combined households build a harmonious impression and today i want to share some impressions of this synergy with you.


how do you like our new home? and have you already moved in together with the love of your life? what experiences have you made in the meantime and afterwards?





Tuesday, 6 October 2015

the best of the blogs - november 15.


[en] hello my dears, it's time for another chance to become the best of the blogs - this time of november 2015!



[de]  hallo meine lieben, es ist zeit für eine neue chance auf eine blogpräsentation im rahmen des 'the best of the blogs' wettbewerbes, diesmal für den november 2015.

what do you have to do? / was müsst ihr dafür tun?

  1. become a follower of my blog via 'google friend connect' or 'bloglovin'. /folge meinem blog via 'google friend connect' oder bloglovin.
  2. leave a comment with your blog address and write some sentences about you and your blog and tell me with which name you follow. / hinterlasse einen kommentar mit deiner blog URL sowie einer kurzen vorstellung deines blogs und verrate mir, unter welchen namen du mir folgst.

[en] you can apply from today until saturday, the 31st of october. i will then select up to 5 blogs which i will present on one of the first days of november 2015. this is contingent upon the quality and authenticity of the blogs participating.

this is a permanent campaign which is to be continued every month.

[de] bewerben kann man sich bis zum samstag, den 31. oktober. danach werden bis zu 5 blogs von mir ausgewählt, welche in den ersten tagen des novembers vorgestellt werden. qualität und authentizität spielen bei der auswahl die hauptrolle.

dies ist eine dauerhafte kampagne, welche jeden monat wiederholt wird.

good luck
viel glück 

Monday, 21 September 2015

SHOOTING: laughter is a necessity for survival.


[en] yes: laughter is a necessity for survival. to make your way through life, which sometimes can be hard to carry. it is the best way to be happy by starting each of your days with a positive attitude. the optimist is not a simplehearted mind. he tries to hope, and hope is always better than despair.



“the future has several names. for the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.” 

(victor hugo)




photos: norbert hugel
model & styling: dahi k.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

SHOPPING LOVE: designer cards from carinokarten.de


Booklet 17x11

[en] hi peeps! i really love beautiful paper items and i'm always looking for beautiful paper goods, be it notepaper, memorandum books (i'll always find beautiful picks at nanu nana and thalia), post- or greeting cards. memorandum books are used as idea books, which i always carry along in my handbag to write down thoughts which ran into me. these thoughts can be ideas for new poems, beautiful quotes, something i need to sketch, statuettes for new dresses, or simply profane notes about the organization of the next few days.
there was i time where i really loved old english roses caught on paper items of each kind. i usually had moleskine memorandum books and i never could pass pretty post- and greeting cards. le boy can tell you a thing or two about it XD
today i want to introduce you to a recently discovered onlineshop which offers beautiful cards for different occasions: carinokarten.de – the shop offers cards for great days such as weddings (i'm still full of joy when thinking about the wedding of a good friend of mine who said 'i do' just a few months ago), birthdays, christmas, etc.
especially the wedding cards have caught my eye. pretty and modern designs with ornated letterings, in pastel colours, with adornments and some splendidly sentimentalized – that's the way i like it XD … and there are not only invitation cards offered but also menu cards, program cards for your church wedding, guestbooks & acknowledgement cards.
among all these designs there definitiely is something to suit every colour motto (i still like to think about mint coloured bridesmaid dresses …) and there's also the possibility to insert your own photos.


Postkarte 15 x 10 cmPostkarte 15 x 10 cmLesezeichen 5 x 20 cm