Hien Le ::: SS 2012

Posted in Fashion Week, Uncategorized by strytllng on July 29, 2011

Hien Le’s first show on the catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin can only be called a huge success. From the unisex concept of material and coloring for his men and women line, Hien Le made my Fashion Week-tired eyes glow with joy again. Not only am I in love with his effortless tailoring and the minimalistic approach which are his signature look but the designer born in Laos dedicated this collection to his grandfather, a tailor himself during French-colonial, Laos. This Berlin fashion genius has the art of a perfect dress in his genes, arranges colors perfectly without imitating trends and integrates the history of his family into this beautiful collection. I have to applaud Hien Le for creating a Spring Summer 2012 collection that has a lot of soul – something the industry needs so desperately.

Allow me a very personal note: I met Hien Le a little over a year ago when he presented his collection at Collect Showroom. He is the nicest designer I ever met. When I ran into him at the Wood Wood show on Thursday, he was the epitome of calm (imagine you are presenting just two days later  for the first time in front of a big audience) and asked me if I am coming to see his show. Hien was so sweet as to remember me. VERY nice, talented & skilled and loving his grandparents – WOW. (All of my friends know my grandma is my very favorite.) That’s exactly why I named him one of my favorite designers from Berlin in my interview with right before his show. (Just look at those perfect shorts!)

Remember this name as you will read more about him in the big papers: HIEN LE

Pom Pom Charm

Posted in DIY by strytllng on July 27, 2011

…yes….I am still into that pompom thing and whenever I see a new idea, I have to present it to you. All those hundreds of fluffy balls finally get to good use. Oh, and by the way: if you follow the link below, you get nice DIY instructions on how to make the bag above.

Image via Honestly… WTF (because they seem to care about pompoms just as much as I do 😉 )

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..:: Smile ::..

Posted in Words of Wisdom by strytllng on July 21, 2011

…and the perfect shade of lipstick…

I feel the urge to get myself a new color, which one do you recommend?

First image via source

image with MAC color Morange via source.


Posted in Fashion, Video by strytllng on July 15, 2011

August is approaching quickly and the organisation for VOODOO MARKET #4 are heating up these days. I will meet my friend and partner Oryanne this evening to talk about the concept. I cannot believe we are doing this again so quickly?! It is a LOT of work but #3 went so well, we had people asking for #5 already. VOODOO MARKET is about friends and the friends of friends getting together in one place in one afternoon, exchange inspirations or enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. My personal favorite is always to see the exhibitors building up their stands to see their individual decoration and then watch them proudly present their craftmanship. Handmade items are appreciated around the world by people with a growing awareness with an individual sensitivity.

August 27th
Chez Jacki

I found this video above showing Terry Cronin from Buffalo Girl, Australia. Beautiful…I’d have her at VOODOO MARKET in a minute if she was from Berlin. Do you know anybody in the Berlin-area doing anything similar?

..:: Sporty Casual ::..

Posted in Fashion by strytllng on July 14, 2011

I cut of a pair of denims this morning because of my lack of shorts in my wardrobe. (Don’t worry, I paired it with a silk top and biker boots.) Ever since I saw a pair of NBA adidas Originals shorts in their showroom at Berlin Press Days, I cannot stop thinking how nice it would be to have sporty shorts.

Image via source

Bloggers + Accessories

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week by strytllng on July 12, 2011

Lieb und Teuer

Zauberhafte Elv

The Urban Maiden

When Fashion Bloggers meet at a Fashion-Blogger-Meeting and it’s THAT special week, you won’t find them wearing the ordinary outfit lend by a designer for a four-digit retail price. Bloggers, as I have noticed on myself this season, are the creative kind and go for extraordinary accessories of any kind. We all know how embarrassing it can be to find out somebody else is wearing the same mass-produced retailer you do. Right?!

All You Need Is…

Posted in Fashion Week by strytllng on July 10, 2011

…in that little purse of yours. What else does a blogette need during Fashion Week? Cosmetic items, business cards, sunglasses wallet, pen + moleskin, smartphone with all invitations in the email-account and a camera in hand.

What came handy to you this season? What else do I need next season?

Fashion Week’s Most Anticipated ::: WOOD WOOD SS 2012

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week by strytllng on July 8, 2011

A relaxed atmosphere in Berlin’s Summer evening sun attracked a colorful crowd of streetwear lovers.

Attending Copenhagen’s streetwear label WOOD WOOD‘s show last night, did not disappoint. This was the most anticipated presentation of Berlin Fashion Week so far and not only did the off location in an old industrial yard stress the distinction from other aspiring high-fashion designers showing their collection to a very small selected few. The outdoor backyard character with the setting sun brought out the warm colors in the Spring/Summer 2012 collection called STATE OF MIND.

Inspired by trips to Southern California, we see hippies, collegiate and Native American influences. The warm colors of the evening sun dipping into the ocean or coloring the deserts in a deep orange can be seen in beautiful tie-dyes on natural high quality fabrics such as sand-washed silk, Angora wool, woven knits and fine cotton.

Some of my favorites were the red knitted dress with a naked back and the coats with special lining. But did you see the long braid with pom poms? That’s were they had my heart pumping.

For a better view, click through the gallery above.

DIY @ Bread & Butter

Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week by strytllng on July 4, 2011

I am all in the DIY mood these days and if you happen to be at Bread&Butter in Berlin this week – this seems to be an interesting place to go. Artists and stylists like Superblast, Anton Unai and Linda Ehrl will be working their magic on denim.

Where: MAVI (Denim Base, D 27)
When: July 6th-8th; 10-18pm

..:: Sneaker-Diva ::..

Posted in Fashion by strytllng on July 1, 2011

You know I’m a cheerleader for sneakers and the combination above is (besides the beautiful color) what I wore a while ago. I guess that combination is having a comeback next week. Silky harempants + a matching blazer + a retro sneaker = SNEAKERLOVING-FASHION.

Image via because I’m addicted.

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