Strytllng

Interior design ::: Classroom Maps

Posted in Home by strytllng on May 26, 2013

These days I am all about making my home my castle. It took a while to get to a point where it looks like a home but I am not a fan of buying something I might live with for the next years to come just because I need it. Because when does one ever NEED things? (The bed excluded – am a big fan of comfortable sleep.) So even if I used to keep it simple – things just keep coming my way and the decor becomes more and more important to me. I recently stumbled upon an older post of Honestly…WTF. Outdated classroom maps, may it be biology, chemistry or geography, appear to bring a certain nostalgia and bohemia to the home without the kitsch. Does anybody know where to get one?

See more images on Honestly…WTF.

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I Wish …

Posted in Fashion, Uncategorized by strytllng on May 17, 2011


Believes Funky Tribal Bag

Céline ZZ sunglasses


Osborn Design Studios Huipile Bootie

Pendleton Heritage Home Decor

I got the fashion-tribal fever in earthy tones! Céline shades are just the best this season and need to be part of my wishful thinking list to keep me from dancing around the bonfire singing spells. Enjoy your Summer!

Image via purse ‘n boots, boticca, here, The Shoe Buff, Agency V.

New DIY Coming Up ::: Kimono Coat

Posted in Fashion by strytllng on May 6, 2011

These kimono inspired Boho-Summer coats keep following me these days. They look best when made out of burn-out velvet and silk but any free-floating textile could serve the purpose. I’ll have to hit the Turkish market next week to find myself the perfect fabric and get the needles going. Some shorts and my self-made coat…I cannot wait for Summer!!!

Images via here and here.

Discovery ::: GOGO PHILIP

Posted in Fashion by strytllng on April 26, 2011

When Georgi (Gogo) Philip Peckinov, Milanese banker turned jewellery entrepreneur he didn’t aim for the rich and famous. Instead he aimed for fun-loving and out-going women world-wide. Taking inspiration from the infamous designs of the last four decades, GOGO PHILIP‘s vintage inspired jewellery stole the spotlight at the Müller & Zenone showroom during the Berlin Press Days. Literally every blogette and journalist entering the small showroom at Hotel Amano in Berlin Mitte, jumped for joy and asked for details about the unknown young designer. To our surprise, the eye-blinding beauties are very well affordable and are available at Topshop.

While the current collection, as seen on the first photo, was an homage to the golden era of disco, the second collection is far more boho. For all of you with access to Topshop you know where to get your own little piece of playful accessory. For a blogette like myself that means waiting for GOGO PHILIP coming with his own store to Berlin.

Top image via GOGO PHILIP homepage. Other images are Strytllng’s own.

New Bloglove ::: SPELL & The Gypsy Collective

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on April 11, 2011

This picture, from a photo shoot which I found on my new favorite blog for the upcoming sunnier season, made me realize: I am totally in love with everything that comes from SPELL & The Gypsy Collective. (Remember my “sunny” post from last week?!) Even though this is a “brand” blog (BRAND sounds like a big global player, which doesn’t do these unique designs any justice. But you’ll get my point.), they’ve done the best in getting me hooked on their progress as they document their designs with shootings, show sources of inspiration, post their weekend activities and more. These ladies know, what my pale Spring soul lusts for and make the most atmospheric shoots with their very own designs. So why don’t I finally add them to my daily reading list a.k.a. my blogroll? …!!! Exactly.

See more enchanting images here.

 

Video from the ENFANT SAUVAGE shoot:

Happy Birthday K.

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on November 24, 2010

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When a beautiful friend from Paris, a frequent visitors of the world’s most stunning beaches and an obsession for fashion with fringes, invites you to celebrate her birthday with an intimate dinner, there was just one idea on my mind: knit her a boho cotton shirt that will work with shorts and a bikini watching the red sun sink into the ocean. It was my first try on something wearable and it took an eternity but it was F.U.N.

Excuse Me, While I Kiss The Sky

Posted in Lookbook by strytllng on November 10, 2010

Lookbook ::: RIKA Fall/Winter 2011

Ulrika Lundgren has yet done it again with her label RIKA: an entire collection that I would wear every single design from. The early 70s inspired looks are paired with the feel of modern basic and materials to comfort our winter-stressed skin. The colors are soft rosé infused beiges to soften the winter classic – black. Without further words: Voilà, le lookbook to click through.

Can  I say: Christmas wishlist?!!!!

..:: String Theory @ Roberto Cavalli ::..

Posted in Fashion Week, Lookbook by strytllng on September 30, 2010

It was my last day in Milan and probably the most exciting…but let’s go back to my arrival for the whole picture.

I had thought about fashion show delays while standing in the tram on my very first day in Milan. While I was thinking about the trouble most designers go through waiting for Anna Wintour who is stuck in Milan’s traffic jam, a car door opens next to me and Anna herself jumps out of the car to avoid the traffic by WALKING to the Fendi show in her heels. My mind power sort of overcame me at that particular moment let alone the walk in killer heels to make the show is nothing you would expect her to do according to the myths surrounding her figure – but wait until you hear what my crazy mind did to me 3 days later.

It is the night before the big Cavalli show and dreaming that she kidnapped and now forced me to be her personal assistant to her children and herself, awoke me with cold sweat. I took a quick shower and an even quicker beauty routine to prepare my interviews to be made with the front row guests and the maestro himself at Roberto Cavalli’s 40th anniversary runway show in the Arco della Pace at Piazza Sempione. We had been very late for a press team and just as we took our stand with the camera, Anna runs right past my right shoulder, making herself one of the first front row guests. My camerawoman rushed me to grab the microphone and go over to America’s Vogue editor in chief and probably still one of the outstanding figueres in fashion but I refused still in shock from my dream. I finaly managed to go near but once again had to step away after receiving one cold look from her. I guess I wasn’t the only one for no reporter took her picture or dared to ask one single question that day. I must say it was probably out of respect of her position in fashion and her perfect looks that seemed to be so above everyone that I didn’t interview her that day but I would still like to meet her for tea some day and have private tour through her wardrobe.

Instead I started my series of interviews with InStyle’s Anette Weber (Germany), Anna Dello Russo, and style icon Anna Piaggi, among others.

The show itself was in the most beautiful locations I have seen so far. A light-flooded all white tent with a fantasyjungle in greens and golds at the beginning of the catwalk. The models wore sleek hair and the music was sensitive classical music supported by modern bass kicking in giving the impression of a strangely serene garden with strong creatures living in it. The clothes itself can be discribed as the Indian Hippie Chic. Innumerable strings hanging from long flowing dresses made of light fabrics or skintight leather were cmbined with boho bags. The cuts for Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Summer 11 season are hip-hugging and with back-baring cutouts held by bikinistrings. The Hippie Chic may not be entirely new but the smokey pastel coloring was a different approach to the known whites + brights one suspects for this type of style. A piece or two from this collection could give my summerwardrobe a new edge.

After the show I was the last reporter to ask one last question to Roberto, which I will show you as soon as the video will be finished. My personal highlight may have been interviewing his son, Daniele Cavalli, now designer for the men’s line who, may I add, almost had me forget my name when he elaborated his philosophy of a woman’s sparkling eyes being one of the most beautiful things she could wear. (Ok, so he is a very handsome, charming and flirty boy already, speaking with a velvet voice just a few inches away from my eyes. What can I say?)

And while I tried to remember my name and interview questions Anna was already on her way to Laura Biagiotti, Iceberg or Armani without ever knowing who I was. I promise: The next time I’ll see her, I will be a brave blogette, holding my microphone in my right hand and the recording device in my left while looking my most-confident self and ask her the sharpest questions one could ask.

Until we will meet again Anna, I will be drawn into your web of fashionable strings and continue to admire you for your poise and accomplishments.

What a beautiful day this was!

Gallery: front row pictures, Suzy Menkes, Carine Roitfeld, Anna dello Russo, James Goldstein and somewhere you can find myself in the purple vintage jumpsuit that I inherited from my mother.

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.

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