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


[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.

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 and

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
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