Paper – Scissors – Blondie

Posted in Music, Video by strytllng on February 21, 2011


Procrastinating can be very productive at times. Here is today’s result: Refinery 29 introduced me to a paperdoll of Debbie Harry, legendary frontwoman of the iconic 80s band, Blondie. The doll made by I love Mel is one out of many fashion forward women that were turned into paperdolls. It might not be Barbie but the song stuck in my head thanks to the paperdoll is already worth the procrastinated time.

Image via Refinery 29.

Lookbook ::: Veronica B.Vallenes S/S 11

Posted in Lookbook by strytllng on September 14, 2010

Where fine 80s design meets the fragile fantasy creature Arwen (Liv Tyler in Lord of  The Rings) Veronica B. Vallenes’ newest Spring-Summer 2011 summer video lookbook arises. A maximum of material was used, seen in countless ways of pleats and drapery, structuring and volumizing the designs using a minimum of prints to keep the aesthetic of a clean look while adding a very feminine note with light materials in powder & cream colors.

Three is a family

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on September 10, 2010

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Sweet Classic + Blazer + Deuce

I still had this gift certificate flying around and I think I made the best use of it possible. I am very much in love with the Blazer but all three of them will be a great addition to my casual everyday looks.  This week simply kept getting better and better and the weekend also has plenty of fun to offer with my friends.  Highlight: I’ll be hitting a “Miami Twice” party tomorrow – two people celebrating their 30th birthday and we’ll all dress up like Crockett & Tubbs from the famous 80s show. How much better could it get? Tacky fun to the max!

Wishing you all a great weekend!

xoxo, Strytllr.

..:: Fleamarket Treasures ::..

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on August 17, 2010

I met a couple of friends on a sunny Sunday noon to go to the latest addition of Berlin’s fleamarket scene, the Nowkoelln Flowmarkt. Situated at Kreuzberg’s Maybachufer, home to the famous Turkish market, the fleamarket has quickly become a great alternative to the overflowing Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg. I made some great deals there on Sunday. Not pictured is the MAC eyeshadow in cream for 50 cents. The belts and earrings were all 2€ a piece which I bought from a lovely couple who happen to live right around the corner with a never-ending prop of 80s accessories. Plus talking to them was probably one of best experiences that day. Him: probably in his early 40s with a rich tan and a bright orange shirt; Her: about the same age same tan and short hair matching the color of his shirt (check her nails): I’ve been my wife’s stylist for 18 years and let me tell you: the long earrings must go with hair up high and a strapless dress. And I think I don’t disagree with him but I’ll surely adjust some of the things he told me ;-). These two were truly originals and I’ll have to see them the next time again for she said she would be back with bags.

Click on the pictures in the gallery above for larger images of my latest family members!

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.

Lookbook ::: Motel ::: Flashback to dancefloor beats

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on March 8, 2010

If you happened to grow up in the 80s and 90s like I did, looking at Motel’s new collection will feel like a flashback into adolescence. A time of carelessness, first crushes, confusion, dreams and of course: 90210. I’ve felt drawn back into the turn of the last decade of the 1900s for quite some time now. Lot’s of lycra, golden jewelry and heavy ‘Tank Girl’ inspired boots meet floral prints and oversized shirts. GOOOSSSHHH I can’t stop smiling thinking about the fun we had with music choices ranging from Eurodance to NKOTB dancing in our parents’ garages pretending we were the next Salt’N’Pepa.

…Coolin’ by day then at night working up a sweat
C’mon girls, let’s go show the guys that we know
How to become number one in a hot party show
Now push it… (Salt’N’Pepa, Push It, 1987)

All images via Refinery29.
Video via Dailymotion.

ellesse’s hot comeback – back to preppy tennisschool

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on February 5, 2010

Your favorite Strytllr has NEVER played tennis in her life but always admired those who managed to make the most out of their legs on the centre court. I’ve come upon this amazing lookbook and had a: “wait a second” moment. I know this brand just seeing that self-distinguishing logo. Yes guys, the brand, that was probably most en vogue with celebrities on and off the tennis court in the 80s is coming back and I must say – I couldn’t be more cheerful if I had two pom-poms in my hands. Everything seems right about this reinvention of a brand with a long heritage that may have been forgotten for the last 15 years.

The Italian brand has hired Mauro Massarotto who has worked with such names as STAROS, Lacoste or P.A.R.O.S.H in the past. The designer has kept the colorful style and updated the collection through modern fabrics, edgy shapes and endless combinatory possibilities.

A shoe collection consisting of leather and canvas high- and lowtops was presented in January at the Bread & Butter Exhibition in Berlin

The A/W 2010-2011 collection will be available in stores soon.

Read more about the history of ellesse here or invite me to my first tennis lesson via comment function. THANX.

Your Strytllr

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