Saturday 30 September 2017

SHOOTING: off shoulder shirt, gondolier hat & palazzo pants.

[en] SPONSORED - hi peeps! today i've got a new outfit for you – a tribute to past italian summer days. the yellow off-shoulder shirt and the (unbelievably comfy) black and white palazzo pants were both souvenirs from my trip to milan. the hat reminds me of the headgear worn by the gondoliers in the aquatic streets of venice. the photos were shot in the beautiful rose society garden in baden-baden.

generally spoken i'm not a fan of fall but these past days were simply beautiful, with golden leaves all around, loads of sunlight and very mild temperatures.
but nevertheless i love to think back to my italian summer and all the precious memories i was allowed to make.

what's your most beloved experience you were able to make this summer?

model & styling: dahi k.
moltkestraße 3
76530 baden-baden

Tuesday 26 September 2017

TRAVEL: follow me to milano.

[en] hi peeps! It was on my lifelong travel bucket list to visit milan at least one time in my life. and yes, this year this dream became true (amongst so many others) but we have definitely spent too little time in this beautiful city to discover it entirely ...

in italian the milan cathedral is called duomo di milano. it's located in the eponymous district duomo in the vibrant heart of the city. this district is located in zona 1, where you can find the piazza del duomo, the luxury shopping district via montenapoleone and the parco sempione.
the majority of tourists usually strive through zona 1 and so did we.

while strolling through the district of duomo with its beautiful white cathedral and the galleria vittorio emanuele 2 (where you can also find the worlds first prada store) you can recognize many antique roman architectonic features.

the duomo di milano ranges among the most famous buildings throughout the whole of europe and the world. it's a masterpiece of human skill.
the high crenels nearly dislimned in the glistening sunlight and made this example of extraordinary architectonic work seem much more beautiful and surreal.

again i have been fascinated by the creative power of the human beings once they get to know the greatness and love of god.

i guess i have fallen in love with the beautiful duomo di milano. and yes – i definitely want to see it again!

unfortunately we didn't have the time to go inside the cathedral. that's a pity indeed because anytime i visit a cathedral or church i light a candle and say a prayer.

of course there are also many ways of having some divine (and glamorous) shopping experiences. the italian fashion metropolis houses the worlds first prada store within the beautiful galleria vittorio emanuele 2 and also hosts one of the most prestigious fashion weeks worldwide, featuring designers such as dolce & gabbana.

a stroll through one of the many designer outlets which you can find throughout the whole city was obligatory. we have also visited the beautiful zara store near the duomo di milano and the blue sand and immagine stores which sell italian-designed high quality apparel and accessoires at unbelievably low prices. i have found beautiful ruffled dresses at a cost of 20€ or less!

and you can also find my favourite pâtisserie in milan: ladurée - their saint-honorés and macarons gained world-wide reputation, not just since sofia coppolas masterpiece 'marie antoinette'!

i can't wait for my next visit and a delicious aperitivo with a view to the wonderful duomo di milano.
milan is also only 6h away from baden-baden if you travel by car – a mere stone's throw in my opinion!

milan – oh, what a beauty.

have you ever visited milano? which place is still on your travel bucket list?

Wednesday 20 September 2017

SHOOTING: statement sleeves & colour blocking.

[en] SPONSORED - hi peeps! today i've got a new outfit post for you. the photos were shot in the beautiful goenneranlage in baden-baden, one of my favourite shooting spots in the city. the photos were shot by florian gehrmann from gehrmann portrait-fotografie. i have worn my new midi dress from fashionmia (which i have shown you in my latest wishlist post and my latest new in posting) and my new emerald green croc embossed hand bag from chicuu.
we have found a beautiful ivy-clad wall which contrasts perfectly with the bold colours of todays outfit.

i have also put a video on youtube featuring todays outfit - i'd love to read your opinions in the comment section!

as you already have known i'm not really a fan of autumn and i'm definitely not happy about shorter days and colder temperatures. i also have to deal with seasonal depression during the colder seasons. bright and bold colours have the power to raise my spirits immediately - the more the better.

do you like autumn? do you also have to deal with seasonal depression and what do you do against it?

model & styling: dahi k.

lichtentaler allee 64
76530 baden-baden

Sunday 17 September 2017

NEW IN: mules, statement sleeves, fashletics, MAC, liquid matte lip colour, marble cases & vegan goodies.

[en] ADVERTISEMENT - hi peeps! today i've got another new in post for you – it's been a long time since the last one and in the meantime many new pieces found their way into my wardrobe (and also my kitchen) and i want to introduce them to you now.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

TRAVEL: follow me to cinqueterre - hiking in riomaggiore & monterosso al mare.

[en] hi peeps! seen one, seen all?! … some people argue that all the five villages of the cinqueterre in italy resemble each other, but i definitely do not believe that you can generalize it like that.

'cinqueterre' can be translated into 'five countries' and comprises the villages of monterosso, vernazza, corniglia, manarola and riomaggiore which are all located by the sea. no more than 7000 inhabitants live here.

the cinque terre are not accessible by car, but only by train. of course you could also reach the villages by foot. there's a great variety of beautiful hiking trails throughout the whole of cinqueterre and the surrounding area.
there are hiking routes for absolute beginners and advanced hikers – some do not take more than 40 minutes and on other routes you could spend the whole day.

every village is very scenic and charming. especially vernazza with its beautiful and colourful little houses and the picture perfect yacht harbour is worth a visit and should find its way onto your travel bucket list.
unfortunately we haven't made it there this time, but i'll make good for it in the future.

those who think that the cinqueterre are boring do not seem to be able to appreciate the beauty of this idyllic and peaceful place on earth, its friendly inhabitants and its beautiful flora and fauna.

it's no wonder that the cinque terre also belong to the world cultural heritage. even if the sun isn't shining the five little villages remain beautiful and charming - especially if you wander off the beaten track you can discover many new highlights.

lace dress: H&M (similar hereherehere) | earrings: saint laurent (similar here) |  | scarf: majea (DIRECT LINK) | floppy hat: H&M  (similar here) | marina drawstring tote: michael kors (similar hereherehere) | round sunglasses: ASOS (similar here) | watch: vintage (similar here)

Friday 1 September 2017

SHOOTING: colourful statement sleeves & sun bonnet.

[en] SPONSORED - hi peeps! by and by autumn find its way into the realms of germany and i'm still full of impressions of beautiful italy and its warmth.
i hope that todays outfit post will bring you back the manifold beauty of summer and the feeling of warm rays of sun on your skin.

you might recognize the tunic i'm wearing because i have already mentioned it in my post about the beautiful boutique lo scrigno pisa where i had bought this amazing piece of apparel.

the photos were shot in the grounds of villa rosetta which had been our home during our trip to italy. every time i look at them i can smell the luscious scent of yasmine blossoms again … no, i'm really not fond of autumn. and yes, i must admit that i'm quite sad that summer dwindles and will soon bid goodbye until the following year ...

are you already missing summer? which season is your favourite?