On the Go: my new Ophelia Dress from Lindy Bop

Just a quick pic from tonight when I tried on my new Ophelia Dress from Lindy Bop. With sleeves it would be perfect. More shots to follow soon!



Adventskalender: Think Pink!

I thought about this for a while – actually once the decision was made to have my hair cut to a bob. And suddenly I really, really wanted pink hair, too – at least once. So I picked this colour – Candy Floss Pink in the shop underneath the hairdresser’s salon.

I wanted something like this:

or look like Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren rocking in Candy Floss Pink!

but somehow – it wasn’t pink enough on me! And no – I didn’t dye my hair white or platinum in the first place.

Miss Kittenheel in Candy Floss

Miss Kittenheel in Candy Floss

I wanted it a bit more pink – think a mix of barbie pink and cotton candy. One of my friends suggested I redye it. So I bought Flamingo Pink. Guess I should have read a few tips how to tone it down a bit. But I didn’t. Initially I wanted to meet a few people on the Christmas market – but that plan failed. So in the spur of a moment and just before preparing dinner I dyed my hair…

oooops, that looks strong!

oooops, that looks strong!

…and then I thought, ah, that’ll wash out. It didn’t. Well not tonight. I quite like the result. It is neither subtle nor for the faint of heart. But it is very moi!

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Do you like it?

Adventskalender: #StyleCrush Pamper and Curves

She made me buy a t-shirt. And that’s no small feat. I usually don’t do them anymore. I only have one I truly love, it says I ❤ SHOPPING! I managed to get through three political campaigns without wearing one. And now I got myself a graphic t-shirt. LOL.

Behind my new t-shirt is Betty Pamper from Pamper and Curves. She looks fun and wild. Her style is glamorously eccentric and edgy. After I started looking for plussize bloggers (prefereably with a vintage twist), she became one of my style icons. Loud and kitsch and classy, all rolled into one.

Love the Cherry Dress AND that skull and swirl wallpaper in the background!

And then THE t-shirt by Nicky Rockets.

And this is me in my new t-shirt. Guess in summer this needs to be worn with denim capri pants and possibly a bandana or an alice band in my hair.
skirt and tights are m+s again
tweedy kittenheels: Evans (2004!)
lipstick: MAC (Russian Red)

There were also a few give-aways in the parcel – I looooooove the little rocket button! The eye patch and the bracelet with the jolly roger are a hillarious gift for the political me.

Adventskalender: Fa la la la la, la la la la

„Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.“

This feels very jolly – festive casual if you want to annoy your surroundings. For work I ditch the red boots. But all in all a splendid outfit for the Christmas market. Time to tune in again on Radio Snowflake to drive the colleagues nuts…

Jolly, holly, dolly... anyway - time to carol on!

Jolly, holly, dolly… anyway – time to carol on!

dress: Marks and Spencer
red cardigan: dream of the cropModCloth
boots: duoboots.com
tartan scarf: Primark
brooch: vintage
pillbox hat: House of Fraser

Fröhlich, festlich im Alltag, perfekt um die Weihnachtshasser zur Räson zu bringen.  Für ein Arbeitsoutfit lasse ich die roten Stiefel weg.  Auch ein guter Look für den Weihnachtsmarkt. Jetzt noch  Radio Snowflake einschalten und die Kollegen drehen durch…

Geekchic at the Planetarium

Yes, you have seen that dress a few weeks before. But this time with a ‪#‎geekchic‬ approach. The Planetarium Bochum was celebrating its 50th anniversary and I was invited. Since I am a big fan I thought it would be fun to wear something matching the theme – like my nebula bracelet and my galaxy scarf. The scarf just arrived a mere day before the celebration. And both accessories got their fair share of compliments.

I was tempted to get a space dress first – but delivery time was crucial and sometimes customs take a little longer than you care for. And since I have a crush (but no talent) for astronomy I thought it would be a bit over the top too.

It was a nice event, fun anecdotes of the early days were told, the good work they do now, the buffet was excellent, the new show was very enjoyable and will be quite likely a success. A grand day out all in all!

50 Years Planetarium Bochum

50 Years Planetarium Bochum – our Mayor opened the speeches (left) and the state of the art projector and some pics from the past (right)

#geekchic at the Planetarium

#geekchic at the Planetarium

dress: Marks and Spencer
hat: U modystki, Kasia Girtler – you find her on Etsy too
nebula bracelet: http://etsy.me/114A1wD
galaxy scarf: http://etsy.me/1yhqcFw
brooch: vintage
heels: from a market in Spain
tweed handbag: Laura Ashley Official

Ja,dieses Kleid gab es vor kurzem schon einmal zu sehen. Diesmal jedoch in einem anderen Look: ‪#‎geekchic‬. Das Planetarium Bochum hat sein 50-jähriges Bestehen gefeiert und ich war eingeladen. Da ich ein grosser Fan unseres Planetariums bin, dachte ich es wäre nur passend etwas passendes zu tragen. Dafür habe ich mir das Sternennebel-Armband und den Galxy-Schal gekauft. Zum Glück kam der Schal dann auch einen Tag vorher an. Beide wurden ausreichend bewundert und gelobt.

Hatte mir zuerst überlegt mir ein thematisch passendes Kleid zu kaufen – den space dress. Aber Versand aus den USA kann langwierig sein und manchmal braucht es mit dem Zoll etwas länger, als es einem lieb ist. Ausserdem finde ich zwar Atronomie toll, habe aber so gar kein Talent dafür. Das wäre dann doch etwas des Guten zuviel gewesen.

Es war eine schöne Veranstaltung mit lustigen Geschichten aus den Anfangstagen, die neue Show war gut und wird hoffentlich ein Erfolg. Kurzum ein toller Tag!

Foxy Fall

Some time ago, I think that was in May or early June I came across T.U.K.’s Foxy Heels in green velvet and fell in love – or lust. One of the things I quite frequently do before I get new things is I patch a possible outfit together in Polyvore. Either with things I own or are very similar to my things. On their first day out the Fox heels received quite a lot of attention and praise. They are super cute! Hope you approve the transition from look board to street style.

From Polyvore mood board:
Foxy Fall

to street style:2014-11-01 Foxy Fall

coat: F&F, Tesco clothing
heels: T.U.K. Footwear, Antipop Heel Foxy Green Velvet
pillbox hat: Dickins & Jones, House of Fraser
green suede gloves + pashmina: no name
green tights: Marks and Spencer

Irgendwann im May oder Anfang Juni habe ich diese Schuhe gesehen. Und mich verliebt. Regelmässig bevor ich mir etwas kaufe, erstelle ich eine Kollage auf Polyvore. Entweder mit meinen Dingen oder mit Sachen, die so ähnlich aussehen. Bei ihrem ersten Ausflug haben die Fuchs-Schuhe einiges an Aufmerksamkeit erregt. Sie sind supersüss. Ich hoffe Euch gefällt die Umsetzung von Lookboard in Street-Style.


Noch einmal Sommer – Last Day of Summer

Probably the last day of summer for this year and I decided to wear one of my favourite (summer) dresses from the Inspire range from New Look with a stripy shirt from Marks and Spencer. I really love the swallow pattern. Makes me feel like I am on holidays.

French satin ballerina flats in satin I bought a long time ago in Paris, white sunnies, a powder blue H + M bag and this years birthday treat a matching powder blue mini beret round off the outfit. Which was made by Polish hat maker Kasia Girtler.

Probably not the best outfit to haggle for prices for vintage stuff on my local flea market. But a nice one to go shopping (pink loafers) and have a glass of red wine enjoying this day that feels so much more like summer than autumn.

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Kleid/ Dress: http://www.newlook.com/de/
Shirt: http://www.marksandspencer.eu/
Hut/ Hat: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kagikagi
Handtasche/ Bag: http://www.hm.com/

Heute ist wahrscheinlich der letzte Sommertag dieses Jahr, deswegen habe ich mich dafür entschieden eines meiner liebsten Kleider aus der Inspire Kollektion von New Look mit einem Streifenhemd von Marks and Spencer anzuziehen. Das Schwalbenmuster finde ich einfach toll. Damit fühle ich mich immer wie im Urlaub.

Das Outfit runden Satinballerinas, die ich mir vor Jahren in Paris gekauft habe, eine einfache weisse Sonnenbrille, eine hellblaue H+M Tasche und eine passende Mini-Baskenmütze ab. Das Hütchen habe ich mir selber zum Geburtstag geschenkt. Gemacht hat es Kasia Girtler, eine polnische Hutmacherin.

Wahrscheinlich nicht das beste Outfit um auf meinem Lieblingsflohmarkt am Rathaus zu feilschen, aber genau richtige um danach noch etwas in der Stadt einkaufen zu gehen (die rosa Loafer) und ein Glas Rotwein in der Sonne zu trinken.