All The Bright Things ::: J Dauphin

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 29, 2010

After having worked for such prestigious labels as Fendi and the Tod’s Group, French-Suédoise Johanna Dauphin found her own jewelry label in 2006. Contrasting materials such as hard metals and soft Nappa aren’t the new kid on the town and her combination of the two will not automatically make you run away with your Harley but instead the pieces support the free-spirited character of those wearing J Dauphin. It is the kind of jewelry that is not accessory but instead a clothing item itself and underline the non-seriousness that fashion is trying to regain at the moment.

See some close-ups from the showroom here.


Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 28, 2010

I never thought ink and girls were such a good idea until I met these lovely ladies. Common a mustache and a very graphic blowball?! KILLAH.

Urban Enchantment ::: Spiderweb Gaffiti

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 27, 2010

That’s the kind of graffiti that will be seen when Valery Overhoff and Inge Kea from The Dutch Art Academy of Utrecht take some very colorful spraying cans into their hands and stroll around in backyards to find spiderwebs.

Images via DO YOU READ ME?!

The Art of French Boho ::: Vanessa Paradis

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 26, 2010

A fedora.

Vintage items.

Heavy and light materials in a seemingly random mix.

Warm colors.

Make up in brown and beige tones.

None to only a few accessories.

Wild hair.

A smile to kill for.

All images are linked to the sites where I found them.

Back to the Future ::: Billy Idol

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 23, 2010

There is no logic behind this and it has nothing to do with a sentimental flashback because I wasn’t even born yet but I am digging everything from Billy Idol lately. My first Billy love was the Booker soundtrack: Hot in the City which I am singing a lot lately – due to an extreme summer. Booker was a very H.O.T. TV show starring Richard Grieco which I first saw in the early 90s. The spin-off from 21 Jump Street with Johnny Depp, quickly became an addiction and a must-see. If I saw these shows today they wouldn’t be the same anymore but every once in a while I catch myself watching the intros with joy and a bit sentimentality for it was a time when still everything was about the cool, the easy and the excitement – tricks were still possible and whether I wanted to be a model, a doctor or a florist didn’t matter. Everything was new and fabulous. But one thing we couldn’t foresee: The future as it is right now. I am blogging and people from every part in the world are reading my thoughts and share theirs with me. I cannot imagine my live without the internet anymore. Cheers to a catalogue of all things that were and that will be.

Silent Chunk ::: Jeffrey Campbell F/W 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 22, 2010

Download the complete lookbook here.

When will I ever be able to get these in Berlin?

Tune of the Day

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 21, 2010

Mayer Hawthorne –  Your Easy Lovin’ ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’

Can you believe this male version of Amy Winehouse made a video this much fun and highly energetic without a single cut? That cameraman deserves a medal for being in such good shape. I am already exhausted just watching the poor guy jump in the pool and walk out of it without hesitation. If it was for me, I would have stayed in liquid heaven but then again I am not a man who would follow a bikini wherever it walks. Enjoy this upbeat retro summer tune  and video in musical-movie manner but beware of the fact that it might not leave your head for the rest of the day.


Posted in Words of Wisdom by strytllng on July 20, 2010

Spring Court x Dover Street Market

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 19, 2010

Beauty, beauty, beauty and another beauty.

The label I discovered in Paris as one of my favorite choices when it comes to sporty footwear, Spring Court, has made a special collection for London’s hippest boutique, Dover Street Market. Now this is the time I wish there was a bit more Brit in Berlin.


Berlin Fashion Week 2011 ::: Starstyling

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 16, 2010

If you think young Berlin Fashion, Starstyling will cross your mind among the very first names. Their fresh approach to fashion will nurture the creative fashionista with colorful prints, a play with texture and material that wouldn’t be seen among conventional design houses. The S/S 2011 collection Anti Avanti is more wearable than the previous. With its urban hippiesque charm in denim and beige see through kaftans the pieces still stand out of the crowd of minimalistic and soft feminin approaches we saw at other shows – a Starstyling piece is never ordinary. Folcloristic prints on frayed denim detachable trough velcro, prints inspired by semiprecious stones, holographic cut-out foil applications are accentuated with a special collection by G-Shock watches (blogpost will follow) and headbijou out of natural materials such as the inspirational semiprecious stones. The grand finale which left the models, headed by Shaun Ross, dancing to music from a kids TV show which I cannot recall, summarized the fun-loving and “fashion doesn’t have to be such a serious thing” approach of the young label. The pictures below are a mixture of the runway presentation and the preview I had earlier that week at Collect Showroom. I wish every show was as much fashionable fun as Starstyling. I’ll be looking forward to the many to come and I bet so is Bryanboy, whom I spotted among the guests in the front row in Kenzo wedges. It was a pleasure to be Starstyling’s guest.

Runwayshow @ Bebelplatz

Collect Showroom organised by Arne Eberle

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