Wednesday 28 August 2013

FOOD: the worlds best chocolate chip cookies!

haha no i'm not extremely arrogant or obsessed with my baking skills (well, just a little XD) but this was the title of the recipe i tried some days ago. and indeed, these chocolate chip cookies could really take it up with those giant cookies you can find in subway restaurants and they taste much much better than my favourite american chocolate chip cookies from the supermarket - but that's not only my reward, but especially from the phenomenal recipe which you can find here: click!

Monday 26 August 2013

FOOD: mini flower cupcakes.

i love cupcakes! creamy, sugary, beautiful and so wickedly delicious! i made these cupcakes some time ago for a contest. i made a basic cupcake dough with a cream cheese and butter frosting and decorated it with sugar flowers. and that's what came to light. i really love their looks. thus with less hassle you can create beautiful cupcakes which look quite impressive. i bought those sugar flowers in the supermarket, but i really would love to do them myself ... and i would also love to make my own candied roses and violets - anyone ever tried that?

Sunday 25 August 2013

OUTFIT: life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.

shirt: glamorous UK / skirt: from spain / shoes: gabor / sunnies: ASOS / watch: rolex / earrings: handmade

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Tuesday 20 August 2013

OUTFIT: beautiful as pictures no man drew ...

this was the outfit i wore at the latest vernissage of my mum in limburg. the dress was a bargain i made at a shop my mum recommended to me. we went in and i saw the dress and immediately fell in love with it. the best: it only costed 15€ - you cannot imagine how happy i was! plus it's really comfy and the fabric is from very high quality. i combined the dress with colourful vintage jewellery, comfy flats and my louis vuitton bag which was a gift from my aunt many years ago. usually i don't like small bags but this one is so pretty so it fitted perfectly to the rest of the outfit.

maxidress: look / jewellery: vintage, ebay / bag: louis vuitton

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Monday 19 August 2013

SHOOTING: so you colour the river with words.

... is it strange that you can feel that those warm days will all be gone in a short while? i am 25, but some days ago i felt autumn in the wind and the smell of air promised that it is coming soon. so why autumn? ... everytime i meteorologically realize autumn i get a bit sentimental or also melancholic - i need to bathe more often so i can grasp the soothing warmth of bygone summerdays for a little while. i have liked that feeling when i was younger but i don't like it anymore.

it is strange to feel autumn in oneself. i only remember my mum to recognize autumn in the smell of air or the feeling in a breeze. and i simply never could understand how she did that or why she could do that. her explanation: 'i'm old. old people can realize things which younger ones cannot understand'. so how could i analyze what i felt? i'm getting old ... 

and what can you do against feeling old, or autumn-induced melancholy in your heart? you recognize summer, warmth and bright and happy, colourful days.
there is nothing better to celebrate this (holi-)feeling.

these are pictures from the latest shooting with johannes stender - foto speyer (click). we experimented with holi colours and it was loads of fun ... also if i must admit that it felt strange at first. and at the end i have been quite ... colourful ... XD

and my next shooting will be tomorrow and i'm so looking forward to it 

Thursday 15 August 2013

you float like a feather in a beautiful world ♥

... a beautiful world with many beautiful things to do and to discover! for example vintage hats from my mum, 3d flower mesh jumpers in black, new DIY ambitions - necklaces, earrings, and especially my very first peter pan collars, you can see them below, your new very cheesy and pretty-pretty address book, flower gifts - from cute 14 year old pupils and acknowledgements for background music at the latest vernissage of my mum in limburg, letters you have written to your future self and to open in 1001 days (why? ... click here), old oil paintings and scetches you made when you were younger and which you believe to be good enough to be seen by others, too, and which you hung up some days ago, and beloved books and stories you have read when you were young (at 17) and which you now rediscovered ... 

Monday 12 August 2013

OUTFIT: be your guest? ... unlikely.

i think some of you know the genious hipster disney princess pictures which can be found on several tumblr blogs. i think they are extremely funny, especially hipster belle (click) and i wanted to try to create a hipster belle inspired outfit with my new yellow dress from chicnova (click) and the obligatory nerdy glasses. what do you think of it? do you see the ressemblance? ... XD

 yellow dress, belt: chicnova (click) / flats: gabor / earrings, bracelet: vintage / ring: ebay / bag: louis vuitton

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Saturday 10 August 2013

NEW IN: statement jewellery, maxi dress, hipster belle!

there are some new and beautiful items in my wardrobe which i want to introduce to you :) nice vintage jewellery from the fleamarket, a lovely floral maxidress for 15€ (!!!) and it was love on first sight! and a yellow dress, which would be perfect for hipster belle XD ...and i will also show you a hipster belle inspired outfit with this dress :)

#1 statement earrings, vintage (fleamarket) / #2 maxi dress, via LOOK (rhein-galerie ludwigshafen) / #3 yellow dress, via chicnova (click)

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Thursday 8 August 2013

101 things in 1001 days ♥

i found the inspiration for this challenge (if you can call it like that) on carolynes blog (click) and i really, really wanted to participate! i think it's a great and inspiring way to fill up your life with more great experiences and much more life! ... also i love to make and work off lists!

so that's it. welcome to my 101 things in 1001 days!

the mission: complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
the criteria: tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

why 1001 days? many people have created lists in the past — frequently simple goals such as new year’s resolutions. the key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

goal setting tips:
  1. be decisive. know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
  2. stay focused. any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
  3. welcome failure. frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
  4. write down your goals. it clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
  5. keep your goals in sight. review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

i got the text from LA blogger gal, because she described it perfectly and i couldn't put it better into words! you can visit her here.

i already put the list online on (click) on the 2nd of august 2013.

so these are the official dates:

Official start date: august the 2nd, 2013
Official end date: april, 29th, 2016
Official progress report: 0/101

you can also see my progresses here. i will also try to post a picture for every task achieved, so stay tuned. this will be such an adventure and i'm curious if i will master my list!

Saturday 3 August 2013

esprit wishlist ♥

some days ago i browsed through the esprit onlineshop and i begin to have a renewed picture of this brand. when i was in my teenage years i believed it to be quite basic, if not to say also tame and achromatic - i might not have been the only one.

since i miss some basic apparel in my wardrobe i'm quite in need for qualitative basics - i'm not so much into H&M and i want clothes of high quality. then i remembered my then best friend who always praised esprit and their high quality and thus i stopped by at the onlinestore and was IMPRESSED! so many beautiful and fashionable items and so much colour (you know, i really love colours) - i also found basics, but i was more interested in the apparel you can see below, because it's so much different from what i thought about the brand heretofore. especially the dresses and jewellery are my favourite picks.

the best of the blogs - the winners of august!

here are the winners of the best of the blogs in august! i hope you like them. i'm very enthusiastic about marianne, ana and kai and their outbursts of creativity! feel free to browse through their blogs - it's worth it!





Friday 2 August 2013

the best of the blogs - september 2013.

become the 'best of the blogs' !

what do you have to do?

  1. become a follower of my blog via GFC.
  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.

you can apply from today until the 31st of august. i will then select 1-5 blogs which i will present on one of the first days of july. this is contingent upon the quality of the blogs which will participate.

this will be a permanent campaign, so stay tuned 

good luck