Friday 26 May 2017

SHOOTING: an orange jumpsuit and black leather jacket for a casino visit in baden-baden.

[en] Advertisement - hi folks! today i've got a new outfit post for you. some of you might already have seen some impressions on my insta profile. we have shot some photos of my orange TOPSHOP jumpsuit and my new leather jacket from MANGO at the glamorous bernstein club, located in the casino of baden-baden, one of my favourite places to be in this beautiful town that i can call my home for two years already.

mostly i don't play roulette or blackjack but send my time at the bernstein club. i really love the eclectic and luxurious interieur with it's complementary shades of purple and gold. i also believe it to be one of the best places in BB for high quality cocktails (my favourite is the mai tai deluxe - you should try it when in town) and they play some really great tunes - every week you can listen to international star DJ's showing their repertoire. it's just a pity that every time i went there, nobody was eager to rock the dance floor ... would be time for a change!

if you want to visit it yourselves, here's the full address:
Bernstein Club
Kaiserallee 1
76530 Baden-Baden

have you guys ever visited a casino? did you play roulette and gained (or lost) a fortune?

photography: gehrmann portrait-fotografie.
model & styling: dahi k.
location: bernstein club/casino baden-baden.

Thursday 11 May 2017

IMPRESSIONS: my daily facial cleaning ritual.

[en] Advertisement - hi peeps! today i want to show you the products of my daily facial cleaning routine. i have never really been a beauty junkie or someone who would spend hours and hours in drugstores and such - on that score i'm quite narrow-minded but that's due to my very sensitive facial skin and that thus it's quite difficult for me to find the perfect products compatible with it. 
for a long time i was in search for the best products which don't cause allergic reactions and it really seemed like a never-ending journey. i also had problems with natural cosmetics because they often contain cotton and well ... it seems that my skin doesn't like such ingredients. 
well but some years ago i have found the items which are perfect for my skin (and i hope that they'll never be pulled from the stores XD).

for cleaning my skin and to remove makeup i use the 3 in 1 pureté thermale cleansing milk from vichy, which is only available in pharmacies but i often tend to buy them online because it's cheaper and more comfortable because i'm also often too lazy to go into the city to buy it there.

if i put on a more intense eye make-up (with chanel inimitable waterproof and zoeva black to earth) i start with micelles cleansing water with argan oil, which is perfect for waterproof make-up and use the vichy cleansing milk afterwards.

sometimes, if i think that my skin is too dry, i put on my weleda almond face cream which is perfect for my sensible and dry skin. it has a very smooth texture and not greasy. other creams for sensitive skin were way too greasy and caused me spots and well and i can't be expected to put up with that!

what are your essentials for your daily facial cleaning ritual and which products do you favour?

Sunday 7 May 2017

SHOOTING: #bodypositivity VS. #bodygoals + ruffles, florals & cat eyes.

[en] Sponsored - hi peeps! i hope you're having a great day! some days ago it was such a nice and lovely warm day and thus i seized the moment and took some photos of my latest perfect dress catch - a ruffled chiffon dress from TOSAVE: it is light, has an amazing comfortable fit and its lemon ice cream colour is perfect for spring/summer - i simply love it! when i put it on in addition with my new flowery ASOS wedges it immediately can lift my mood to new heights! 

but what i like the most about these photos is that you can see that i'm making great strides to reach my desired weight - i have already lost 15 pounds and i'm feeling so fabulous! to lose some weight is also one of my points on my 101 things in 1001 days bucket list. i was very dissatisfied with my weight and body and now i learn to love my own body afresh. 

but i've got another thing to say: 
not in the least i am affected by brainwashing advertising or societies perception of beauty. i was simply not feeling well and i wanted to be able to look into the mirror and to be able to feel attractive. i love the #bodypositivity movement - and i can recommend any of my (female) readers to watch the film 'EMBRACE' which deals with this special topic - and i think that plus size models can look super gorgeous - just think of ashley graham, or serena williams - but it is my very own, very personal #bodygoal to reach 55kg and yes, that's fully my own, personal decision.

what do you think about the hashtags #bodypositivity & #bodygoals? do you also try to reach a desired weight?

model & styling: dahi k.
location: arvato bertelsmann office building, baden-baden.