Saturday, 14 April 2018

SHOOTING: how to style your perfect horse racing look.

[en] The new horse racing season in Baden-Baden/Iffezheim will start soon, beginning with the Springtime Meeting from the 30th Mai until the 3rd of June 2018.

Dresscode or not?

Despite the popular stereotype of women with broad-brimmed hats and cocktail dresses there isn't a real dresscode which enables you to visit a horse racing. 80% of the visitors stick to their leisure-time style. You should feel comfortable – that's the main thing.

Nevertheless it's fun to dress up in an elegant cocktail dress or a nice suit. Ladies can of course complete their elegant horse racing look with a complement hat. Especially when it comes to highly remunerated races (for example at the first Grand Prix race taking place on the 2nd of September 2018 or at the Great Week taking place from the 25th of August until the 2nd of September 2018).

Generally speaking we can conclude that no other social event (associated with sports) has a greater focus on fashion – especially in terms of elegant ladies robed in cocktail dresses and their amazing aigrettes.
Especially if you think of the LONGINES PRIZE FOR ELEGANCE taking place on the 2nd of September 2018 where the most elegant female visitor of the final racing day is receiving a prize.

160 years of horse racing in Baden-Baden/Iffezheim.

2018 marks a special year in terms of horse racing in Iffezheim and Baden-Baden. Its racecourse is going to turn 160 this year!

What better reason could there be to dress up? So get out your most beautiful dresses and matching hat and come to Baden-Baden to celebrate this special occasion. There's no limit in getting creative with your headgear – no matter if it's small and elegant or big and splendorous: anything goes!

Friday, 6 April 2018

BEAUTY: how to keep a beautiful, radiant skin.

[en] When I was little my mum already told me that there is a price to pay for beauty. It doesn't have to cost a fortune, though. Nevertheless you should always stick to quality before quantity and be mindful of only using skincare products containing high-quality ingredients – in the end you live your whole life in this very skin.

The women in my family passed this knowledge down from generation to generation.
My grandmother used the Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv face cream nearly her entire life – and by the age of nearly 90 you still cannot spot any wrinkles on her beautiful face. And also my mother looks much younger than you might expect. When I was in my early Twens some people mistook her as my older sister – I'm not joking! This year she turned 70 and also doesn't look her age. Her skin takes years off her biological age.

And if you think it's only the good asian genes which lead to this young and radiant skin then you're miscalculating something. I have already seen loads of asian women looking much older than the women en famille.

Of course it's not only a matter of the perfect skin care. You also should also be mindful of other things, such as:
  • clean eating
  • drinking enough water (2-3 litres a day are perfect)
  • not smoking (i managed to stop smoking in '17 and it was one of the best decisions of my life)
Nevertheless the right skin care products are essential for keeping a radiant, beautiful skin.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

STATEMENT: 9 reasons to write more letter mail.

[en] The way we communicate has changed and has literally become 'instant'. It's comparable to other areas of todays fast moving throwaway society.

Breaking up via Whatsapp seems completely normal and the news keep on revealing different Social Media scandals including the NSA reading private messages of irreproachable citizens and the manipulation of the latest US election through the deceptive business practice of Cambridge Analytica with the aid of data of a millionfold Facebook users.

Well then I have to ask this: why not start to write letters again? Why not send greetings via postcards or confess your true feelings with a handwritten love letter? Nothing can express your emotions better than thoughts transferred on paper.

This post is a statement to write more and text less.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

SHOOTING: silver linings and red accents | metallic topshop dress, fluffy sweater, red beret, burgundy clutch.

[en] Winter is drawing to an end and the beauty of nature will bloom once again. First stirrings are already visible as the crocus flowers are blossoming again in the Lichtentaler Allee in Baden-Baden and the first cafés have already placed their tables and chairs outside.

The pictures from todays post were shot some days ago, when it still was icy cold in Baden-Baden. Nevertheless you were able to feel the sun becoming stronger again. On sunny days I can feel myself blooming like the flowers in spring. And warmth - oh how my soul is longing for it. I can't wait for spring - although I would be more happy to spend these beautiful days with a loving man by my side. But the bible has already known that 'for everything there is a season'. And I'm waiting patiently.

Todays look features the colours red and silver for a reason. In my opinion silver (or grey) is the colour of winter. Red is synonymous with warmth, and spring is the beginning of warmer days.
I wanted to depict the end of winter and the beginning of spring in this outfit - and I think that I succeeded.
Most of my outfits components are Vintage finds from my mum and online Second Hand store, but nevertheless I was able to find some similar pieces to make it quite easy for you guys to shop my look.

And how about you? Are you also looking forward to the most beautiful season of all?

Model & Styling: Dahi K. (visit me on Instagram)
Location: Wörthböschel, Baden-Baden.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

OUTFIT: 6 tips on how to look expensive on a budget | trenchcoat, checkered scarf & LBD | shop my look for under 100€!

[en] My mum introduced me to the world of fashion very early. She had somewhat been my first fashion icon – a long time before Coco Chanel stepped into my life!

She always had a very elegant appearance and looked classy all the time – even though she hadn't worn just a few designer pieces. She also had loads of pieces in her wardrobe which had bought 10 – 20 years before, and she styled them with newly bought pieces or flea market finds. And by doing so, she created a unique, classy, luxurious yet affordable look.

Of course everybody wants to know how to look expensive yet don't wear down their wallets. Today I want to give you some hints on how to achieve that.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

STATEMENT: be my valentine - or not?

[en] It's Valentines Day! To mark the occasion i want to share some romantic outfit recommendations for you. Me, i guess that i'll be wearing my red Dolce & Gabbana lace dress which i have shown you in my outfit post 'i dreamt i dwelt in marble halls' which i have posted in 2015. This beauty is worn way insufficiently and i believe that it goes nicely with this festive occasion.

But of course i know that the opinions regarding this day are somewhat ... divided. Personally I believe that a day devoted to the most wonderful thing on earth is beautiful. Why not celebrate this day with the one you love the most?

Commercializing and fake emotions.

It's different if you only celebrate Valentine's Day as an excuse because you don't really care for each other anymore and only because afterwards it's done. because it's a must go, because you're still a couple ... Or call yourself that way. It's also not right if it's only used commercially. Like: oh hey, it's Valentines Day, thus i'm going to spend heaps of money because that's what it's all about. Like, come on. Superficiality is fake and there definitely is no need to celebrate that.

You don't have to make your better half expensive gifts to reassure his or her feelings for you - if you think that you have to, then something is truly wrong. The most precious gift you can give is your heart.

So what do you think about Valentines Day? What will you do today, will you celebrate it with your better half, will you celebrate a 'Galentines Day' instead or do you care for this occasion at all?

Monday, 12 February 2018

STATEMENT: #thirtysomething | pearl embroidered beret, green blouse, chicuu shorts, vinyl boots.

[en] Some days ago i crossed that notorious age border and lined up in the group of the so called 'Thirtysomethings'.

Crossing the border – fears about social conventions, the future and self-doubt.

Of course i contemplated about this very special age in advance and about the social conventions concomitant with it.

I must admit that there was a whole lot of fear inside of me when i thought about this whole new chapter of my life. And this fear was accompanied by a whole lot of doubt and frustration regarding my surroundings and my life. I guess that the latter emerged because of my last relationship which turned out as a complete failure. Once again.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

GIVEAWAY | INTERIOR: bredemeijer cosy manto in gold.

[en] sponsored post - you know that i love everything shiny and beautiful, that's why i totally enjoy beautifully designed decoration and crockery. some time ago i ran a chance to collaborate with the trditional crockery brand bredemeijer. i chose their beautiful teapot cosy manto in gold. i love the beautiful golden details in combination with its white china. it fits perfectly to my interior and sweetens any teatime.

bredemeijer also gifted me with a second teapot to raffle for you, my dear readers. the bredemeijer cosy manto teapot in gold is worth 106,95€.

and here's how to participate:

please do only participate if you're a follower of my blog on at least one of my social media channels.
the more channels you're following me with, the more chances you will have to win! every social media channel grants you a ticket.

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this giveaway will be open until the 28th of january 2018, CET 23:59. participants taking part afterwards cannot be taken into account anymore. the winners will be announced a.s.a.p.!

this giveaway is open worldwide so don't hesitate to try your luck!

Saturday, 6 January 2018

OUTFIT: best of '17.

[en] hi peeps! i hope that you had an unforgettable new years eve and a great start into 2018! today i want to show you my personal 2017 style retrospect. you will see my personal favourites from 2017 - one for each month. they are shown in chronological order. every outfit is linked with the actual post so that you can browse through some more impressions if you're interested.

what are your personal favourite postings from the previous year? of course you can also post your personal fav's in the comment section - i'd be happy for some more inspiration :)