November Glossy Box

There it is again! The November Glossybox arrived...again when I wasn't at home, of course ;-( So, one day late for me.

Anyway, the samples reimburse me for waiting. Nearly everything fits perfectly.

I received:
  • Dr. Eckstein hydrating day cream Supreme
  • Dr. Scheller Calendula hand lotion (which is perfect to put it in the bag during the cold time)
  • Heidi Klum Shine
  • Kerastase Bain Oleo Relax (which I tried before and loved it)
  • Kryolan Shades
I love the shampoo, because my hair is normally so frizzy and dry- above all during winter time. The shades are in soft colors and fit perfectly in my palette. The only thing I don't like that much is the parfum from Heidi Klum. It's kind of too sweet for me, but that's a personal taste thing, I guess.

So, thanks to the Glossybox team once again! Also for my boyfriends Glossybox. He really liked it ;-).

Now, I'm waiting for my first Glossybox Style to arrive. Hopefully this week, too! Curious?! Me too!


Fashion icon meets Music icon

Last week I already saw a few minutes from this meeting of the giants! Lada Gaga meets Gaultier!

Now SIXX is showing the whole interview which lasted more than one hour. Jean Paul Gaultier will welcome Lady Gaga in his Parisian company headquarter. He designed a little room just for this interview with one of the biggest fashion AND music icons of the world. They meet never before! The more it surprises how honestly they talk about the Lady's past. The highlight is definitely, that Gaultier shows Lady Gaga his studio! Only a very few people are allowed to see it. And you'll see her speechless for at least some seconds...because of a Gaultier design, of course!

pics via Sixx

This is a very lovely interview, as far as I've seen it. And I'm really curious about the whole interview this evening. If you wanna take a look before:


K. ;-)

MARNI as next collaboration partner for the H&M spring collection

The Versace collection for H&M is still in stores and online, but a new collaboration is at the ready! This morning H&M announced that MARNI will design a collection for H&M in spring.

Marni?! Hm...not a label I expected to design for H&M, to be honest. But that doesn't mean that I don't like it. But for sure, there are more casual labels who could be considered.

What can we expect? Clothing and accessories with original prints, bright colors and signature fabrics. Consuelo Castiglioni, Founder and Creative Director stated:

    “I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints. As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colours, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic adding sporty utilitarian elements”.

Women can expect full pleated skirts, dresses, cropped trousers and jacquard knits. The fabrics will be from silk to crisp cotton poplin. Moreover, the collection will also include jewellery, shoes, bags and scarves. The Men's collection will be a bit more casual and softer.

I'm a bit restrained at the moment since I'm not sure what to expect from this collection. I wasn't the biggest fan of the Versace collection either and I have a similar feeling with this collection. Although I like Marni more, I think, the pieces won't be easy to combine and are not easy to wear. Different from the actual H&M collections.

 But let's see what we get when the collection will hit the stores in March 2012! It will be available 260 store worldwide and online, of course. Have a deeper look into the collection in the video:

Do you think the choice fits?



I'm NOT a f**king princess

Appropriate to all the discussions about a models age, the staging of childrens bodies on pics and the forbidden ad from Dakota Fanning for Marc Jacobs (as reported on Fashionista e.g.), the movie "I'm NOT a f**king princess" was released some weeks ago. Some of you may have seen it already.

I havn't so far, but saw a tv report during the weekend about directress Eva Ionesco and the her story.

I'm NOT a f**king princess is about a mother-daughter-relationship and the staging of young girls as woman (or worse: as object of lust). Eva Ionesco shows how her own mother, who lived with her in Paris, used her as "muse" for her photographs which was fun for Eva at first, but soon became a nightmare for the little girl. Her mother forced her to dress and pose more revealingly until little Eva (Violetta in the movie) starts to rebel against her mother. Trying to create a better life for daughter and herself, photographer Hannah (Irina Ionesco in origin) uses her instead for more wealth and popularity without the thoughtfulness of Violettas feeling and life.

I guess, this movie won't start many discussions. Quite different from the current ads from Dakota Fanning, Hailey Steinfeld and tbc....I mean, don't get me wrong...I totally agree that children shouldn't be staged like women in sexy poses, too short skirts...blablabla...but where's the limit?! When is it ok and when too much?

Why is Marc Jacobs' ad banned and why are pictures from Lottie Moss (from Fashionista) or Hailey Steinfeld not?! What is age appropriate? Lottie Moss looks much older than 13 on the pictures and beautiful. And to be honest, I didn't think that the Dakota Fanning ad was kind of wrong before it was forbidden in UK. Honestly....I mean, she wears a dress and you don't see too much...! But anyway, clearly, this is to protect children and therefore a good sign. Let's hope that the movie and the ban of the Marc Jacobs ad will support that photographers and designers deliberate before doing the next campaign.  



Shopping tip: ModCloth

On Tuesday I was looking for some boots using the ShopStyle app. Lucky me, I found some zebra flats I totally felt in love with (boots are overrated ;-)). Surprised that I've never heard the shop ModCloth before I visited the online shop immediately.

ModCloth that are: Susan and Eric Koger and Winston, the Pug ;-). Susan was always passionate about Vintage and finding special clothes, accessories and decor. After college she made a business out of her passion. Together with her boyfriend- now husband - she created a beautiful online store and now has nearly 250 employees in Pittsburgh, LA and San Francisco. What a fairytale! Read more here.

This passion you can still see in the shop. It still looks like if Susan would still do this litte shop by herself...so personal and cute. The range is just great. Lovely unique pieces in all departments. I could spend a fortune there.

My favorites are still these Happy to Zebra Flats.

Have a look and see yourself what beautiful cute little things you'll find ;-).


Family portrait...Otto Dix

Accidentally, I saw a portrait of Otto Dix, a well-known painter...especially in the area where I come from ;-). He was born in 1891 in the same town I was born in 1981 (funny ;-)) - in Gera (for sure, nearly nobody knows this little town) which is "Otto-Dix town", too.

His birthplace in Gera

Not only because of the same last name, but first of all he was a great painter who I really like, I don't want to keep back the video from ARTE about Otto Dix.

If you like you can also see it again in TV on:
  • Sunday, 20. November 2011, 06:00
    Monday, 21. November 2011, 11:20 

What I like most about him is his sense about reality. He always found something beautiful in the most ugliest things and he always thought that you need to show the people how life really is. That's what he did! Sometimes in a cruel, but fantastic way. That's what fascinates me totally. You know when you think: Uhhh, this looks really, really nasty, but somehow you have to see what's going on in that picture. And than, it's just life which was cruel during his time, of course.
He painted a lot during the first and second world war. Showed the cruelties, wounded people or life with all its sceneries in Berlin...but the Nazi's declared his work as "degenerated art" and so he stepped back, went to the country, although he loved the city life and started to paint landscapes mostly. Sounds boring and unfortuntely the picture are not half as good as the "real" ones, I think - but still well worth seeing.

I saw two of his picture in the MoMa in New York City what made me somehow proud that I have the same last name...sounds stupid! Is stupid somehow! Anyway ;-).

And of course, there's an exhibition in Gera which is fantastic. If you ever have the chance...go there. And since the chance are small that you'll ever be in Gera ;-) try the MoMa in NYC or the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montreal. I've never been there, but heard it's brilliant too. Here is an overview where to find his paintings in museums. 

I had to experience everything very precisely...
I am such a realist, you know, that I have to see everything with my own eyes. (1963)


    Colorful, glamorous, glittering...that's how the Versace celebration yesterday evening in New York must have been. Celebrities like Uma Thurman, Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Hudson and Selma Blair joined Donatella Versace and H&M to celebrate the launch of Versace for H&M in New York. 

    Donatella Versace and Margareta van den Bosch (creative director H&M) pic via H&M

    pics via H&M

    Donatella Versace created an amazing show in typical Versace environment. On a golden paved catwalk models like Lindsay Wixson or Abbey Lee presented the glitzy outfits that will be in stores on November 17th...well-known already! 

    I admit that I was curious and exited when I heard first about the corporation between Versace and H&M. Maybe because I really like the previous collections from designers like Lanvin, Matthew Williamson or Karl Lagerfeld for H&M. BUT...when I first saw some pics from the collection I was - yes, I need to say it like this - a bit disappointed! I don't know why really. I mean, I know that Versace isn't my style and why thought I that the collection for H&M would be different and for me too?!  

    pics via H&M

    Nevertheless, I spotted a few pieces I try to snatch. But for sure, I won't sit in front of my pc early in the morning like I did the last time. Here's what I think to buy: 

    pic via H&M

    pic via H&M

    pic via H&M

    pic via H&M
    What are you trying to snatch? 


    Can you wear cord pants in the office?

    Years ago I wore cord pants! I had brown and dark green ones in really wide cord (during that time I adored Nirvana and wore only clothes that looked shabby enough). I also had a purple baby cord pant, but unfortunately, I'm a time-limited pack rat when it comes to fashion. I stock pieces for years and then...from one minute to the other I need to clear out my wardrobe! And always....really always I give or toss away pieces I'll miss some time later. And of course I didn't stock my cord pants - boo-hoo ;-(.

    So, I need to buy a new cord pant now, but I'm still not sure what color. I already decided for a skinny one. There are so many really great colors, but do they go with an office outfit?! Maybe I should go with a dark color though?!

    So, here's my choice so far:

    I think, I can combine them (all ;-)) perfectly with my new shoes I bought recently:
    via H&M
    via Topshop

    via H&M

    and then add a silky blouse like those:
    via Mango
    and to top off add a Tuxedo like this:

    via Dorothy Perkins

    I guess that works! Maybe not for official meetings, but on a day without appointments or on casual Friday's! Perfectly fine with me!

    What do you think? Does cord go for the office?


    My week with Marilyn...or Michelle?!

    Few weeks ago I saw the trailer for Michelle William's new movie "My week with Marilyn" and I can't wait till it will be in the theatres in Germany.

    As you already know, I'm a big fan of Michelle Williams and I totally think that she'll be the perfect to play Marilyn Monroe...and she already showed in October Vogue US how Marilyn-like she can be. To be honest, I think, Michelle doesn't only appear outwardly like her. It seems that she has also the elegance, the vulnerability and the sensitivity of a Marilyn Monroe - at least it seems like that! 

    So, see for yourself!

    Release date for US is November 23rd 2011. Other release dates can be seen here. Unfortunately, it's not announced yet when it will be in German theatres ;-(. Hopefully soon!