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Lolita x Tomboy

Posted in Fashion, Lookbook by strytllng on May 13, 2011

Last night I had a dream: I went back to Australia but for only 72hours. (Why one would travel around the globe for 72hours Down Under is beyond my logic.) What did I do with my precious time? After being followed by a gigantic snake I mainly went for some shopping. Some of my favorite blogs are from the southern hemisphere which may explain me dreaming about the continent far far away where Summer wardrobe dreams seem to come true.

Is the Australian Summer really so far away for this Berlinette? Then I remembered OneTeaspoon a label which is also available in Europe. I got the lookbook quickly to share with my readers. I must say, my love for this young label is growing even more. The Fall-Winter 2011 collection named The Wanderer mixes the perfect lolita look with tough tomboy style. Shorts, kimono-inspired jackets and babydolls meet XXL legged jeans and buttoned up shorts. My favorites are definitely those wide jeans paired with the kimono jackets. Inspiring!

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WUNDERVOLL ::: Spring Summer 2011

Posted in Lookbook by strytllng on March 17, 2011

Finally…the Spring Summer collection 2011 from WUNDERVOLL. After I had discovered the Winter 10-11 collection for myself, the new light-as-air underwear collection in earth tones doesn’t disappoint either. The latest collection is following up perfectly with the WUNDERVOLL typical signature design of silk-jersey lingerie with curved seams and retro-sporty cuts.

Hot summer nights? Cool skin luxury.

Little Red Riding Hood, When Did You Grow Up So Fast?

Posted in Fashion Week by strytllng on January 19, 2011

“Once. In the village of nowhere. I was a girl. The most beautiful girl you could ever imagine. Red was my hair. Red like my grandmother’s unreasonable love. Red ’cause she used to color my hair. Damn, I was so fucking beautiful. Everybody called me “little red head”

with these words, the show installation of the French-German newcomer label AUGUSTIN TEBOUL  opened in an unfinished, rough wing at the Soho House Berlin. The message was clear – even though the models moved in delicate manners on antique sofas (as if taken out of a French brothel scene around the turn of the century) this presentation would be all about dark sophisticated romance. The classic white boudoir theme and renaissance beau ideal of very pale skin and red hair met spiderweb knits, black lace and leather. The designs reminded me a tiny bit of Mark Fasts’ latest collection but au contraire to Mr. Fast, these two young designers cut out the cuteness from the usually “white-&-innocence-associated” lace and spiderknit by “painting” their entire collection literally in black. For even further reference to the dark tones of romance, the models would play with the doppelganger-motif, imagining to pose in front of mirrors, stressing the uncanny yet fascinatingly private atmosphere their scenery provided.

As you can see I loved it all – the presentation as well as the clothes, which I would like to call my own. Well, maybe some pieces would better remain privately worn while others call for great parties – or Fashion Weeks.

 

 

WUNDERVOLL ::: Summer Rain On Your Skin

Posted in Lookbook by strytllng on January 13, 2011

Not many things can surprise this fashionette especially not when it comes to lingerie. We all know the leopard-printed knickers, black-laced bras and unoriginal shapes in which everything that’s worn underneath, comes in. (I won’t even go into further detail about awful materials and changing shapes after the first contact with the washing machine.) Underwear that makes you feel in a way, that makes you appearance shine without being seen can only mean one thing:

It feels like a warm shower after a day of freezing in soaking wet clothes – BEAUTIFUL COMFORT

I have had one of these moments when I tried on my first piece from Berlin-based lingerie label WUNDERVOLL. The name pretty much says it all – it is wonderful. The softest silk fuses with your skin. The design is exactly what is needed: retro shapes and soft colors. If you get a chance to dip your bodies in these babies, please do so. This luxury label is an investment without regrets. WUNDERVOLL is not about trying to impress anybody else but about the best feeling lingerie could provide for you and only Y.O.U.

WUNDERVOLL will showcase their new collection during Berlin Fashion Week next week at Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 22, Berlin Mitte, 16-21 JANUARY 2011 (professionals only).

Lookbook ::: OneTeaspoon A/W 1011

Posted in Lookbook by strytllng on September 8, 2010

Some people cannot wait until the day they turn 18: they run free, careless and might even pack their few belongings to take a road trip. But what they don’t have in mind is a concrete and ambitious vision of their future. The young Amy Walsham took that road trip from Queensland all the way down to Sydney but instead of camping, partying or visiting friends, she had 2 scissors, a suitcase full of clothes and her head filled with visions. It doesn’t come as a surprise that her first designs were sold alongside Australia’s motorways until a streetwear retailer ordered the first selected items in 2000. By now, OneTeaspoon’s unconventional designs and selective designs are available world-wide and celebrities like Mischa Barton and Nicole Richie are among the famous fans.

Irregular hemlines and cuts, impure prints, slouchy and oversized cuts meet high quality fabrics in soft rosé, black, white and jeansblue while  decoratively placed utensils like colossal zippers, perfect beading and studded designs create a contrasting interplay leaving the wearer effortlessly fashionable day- and nighttime. My personal favorite are the bodysuits with ueberlarge frills. Definitely a new label to keep in mind.

HEAT ::: We Are Handsome S/S 2011

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on August 9, 2010

Remember this? It must have been one of my very first posts here and I know many of you enjoyed the extraordinary summer items from Down Under. See the “Sneak Peek” of the Spring/Summer 2011 collection from We Are Handsome and fall in love with these original “suits”.

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.

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.

NORWEGIAN WOOL PATTERN x HIGH-TOPS!!!!

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

Introducing ::: SUNO NY ::: Kenya meets NYC

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on March 11, 2010

This video lookbook about girls on old-school skates just made my day. Where was spring hiding again? Who cares. I am sitting here on my desk with the sun warming me through the window, a good tune coming from my iPod and researching the brand that brought us this amusing video.

Roller-roller-roller-skate-skate-roller-roller…

SUNO was found in 2008 by Max Osterweis after more than a decade of collecting textiles on his visits to Kenya. Osterweis’ rich collection of Kenyan textile patterns continues to be a huge influence on SUNO’s style. The endless possibilities in detailing fabric with color and different patterns are updated through modern and American retro-inspired shapes. What strikes me the most about this brand is the fact that Max Osterweis and fellow designer Erin Beatty stay true to their roots by producing in New York and Kenya as well. Osterweis and Beatty are giving back by developing their designs and samples in New York’s Garment district followed by artisanally producing the garments in small workshops in Kenya.

Inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection comes from late 1960s American interiors, traditional East African textiles, Klimt, travels to Turkey, Paris, and India, as well as from the citizen of New York City. SUNO is available at Opening Ceremony.









All images via SUNO Facebook Fanpage

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