Strytllng

..:: Stylehero ::..

Posted in Fashion by strytllng on May 11, 2011

Love this classic short ensemble in nude colors and the break with some timeless sneakers.

Image via anywho.dk.

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.

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.

Don’t Kill The Messenger

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on March 2, 2011

Yes, this is one of these girly posts where I sigh about things I want but don’t need to survive in this world.

99% of you may have the same morning routine: wake up – get up – start the computer – shower/dress/breakfast – check emails. So it happened this morning. I actually looked into my Urban Outfitters newsletter and got hooked on the babies above. Spring is approaching quickly and I have this urge for new members to join my wardrobe club. The dress looks enormously comfortable – unfortunately the shoes don’t. (But that’s not the criteria for gorgeous shoe shopping.) They are not meant to go to fashion week but will be of great use in the city this Summer.

 

Dear Urban Outfitters: stop sending me your selections – resisting your charm is simply killing me.

All images via Urban Outfitters.

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).

To Market, To Market – Milan Vintage

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on October 5, 2010

What looks to be a tiny part of Milan turns into the biggest antique- and fleamarket in Milan.  Once a month, the canal in the south-west of the city turns into the biggest gathering of style and presentation.

People know I am THE vintage girl and I wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity for any Missoni fashion show in the world. I put on my Aigner silk skirt, which I bought two years ago and the Aigner bag and combined them with an American Apparel cotton shirt and a hat that used to belong to someone in a former life. Black patent leather Oxfords were in order to keep me on my feet all day long.

The market was amazing. They had pretty much everything one could imagine. From mini Biedermeier furniture to 70s glasses, fake and real designerbags to the best jewelry selection I had seen so far – even dogs were carried in “puppy purses” at this outstanding “go see”. (Which I thought the most ridiculous thing one could do to a living being).

By the end of the day my feet hurt and I didn’t dare to buy much. Except for a few, the sellers were all pros and demanded exceptionally high prices for the goods. The most fun is browsing through the beauty of past times anyways, right?

..:: 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.

A Look That Needs To Come Back

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on July 14, 2010

The fedora with a silk scarf: Classic masculine meets soft feminine.
Arj Selvam SS11 collection

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