Sometimes I forget how much I like it when my hair is straight. It just turns me into a completely different person and it gives the outfits I’m wearing a more edgy vibe I think. But anyway, this post should not be about my hair, but more about this outfit that I’m sharing with you today. If you look at it, it’s very simple – I actually brought so many basic pieces with me to New York because I did not know what to pack – but what makes it special and somehow eye-catching after all are the small details and accessories. Look closer – see those cute ruffles that are sewed all around this denim jacket? Or the lace-up detail of this loose, black shirt, giving it a little sexy twist? I’m sure you noticed the beautiful embroidery of the mules I’m wearing though, just like the pink detail on my bag. Continue Reading
New York, New York – one of the most exciting and busy cities in the world. A place where crazy meets serious; a place where you can be who you want to be… well, at least if you got enough money. New York has been on top of my travel lists for such a long time. Is the city really how it is portrayed in the movies? Fancy jazz bars, high heels and short dresses, busy business men, advertisement overload, bright and colorful lights, buildings so high your neck hurts when looking up, crazy traffic with loads of yellow cabs, plenty of aspiring artists… I could think of so many more stereotypical associations with New York. And you know what? It was just that. New York was just how I expected it to be. With one of my best friends and now local New Yorker Vivien as company, it turned out to be even better than I expected it. Continue Reading
In my last post I told you how stressful the last couple of weeks were for me and how much I pushed myself to my limits – as you can imagine, after the GMAT test my energy level completely dropped to zero. Since I knew that this is going to happen, I booked a flight to my second home, Cairo, where my parents are staying in our summer house. Being here right now is the best thing that could have happened. I literally feel how each and every day is giving me back some energy, thanks to my caring parents, the sun, the amazing food and the peaceful isolation I am enjoying to the fullest. When I’m in my overachiever-I-want-it-all-mode, I barely allow myself a day with doing nothing or sleeping in. I always have the urge to „seize the day“ – a motto I love living for, but sometimes I forget that a day of staying in bed with series or movies might not always be a wasted day. We need those careless days from time to time, yes, to restore energy and turn the overheated head off for a while. Continue Reading
February has not been a good blogging month for me – in fact, I had to take a little break due to a very important Master’s Admissions Test, the GMAT, I decided to take end of February. In a nutshell, I did not get the score I was aiming for and now it does not make sense to apply to that particular Business School I needed the GMAT for (Bocconi in Milan). But let me tell why I am not even that sad: I learned something very important, and no, by that I am not implying that I know the squares of all numbers from 1-20 by heart now. I learned that even with hard work, commitment and ambition, you will not always reach your goals. Now this sounds super pessimistic, but the point that I want to make is that we tend to always set higher and higher goals, wanting more and giving ourselves less time to reach those goals. One accomplishment needs to follow after another, without any room for breaks, reflection or even for some failure.
Fashionweek Berlin AW17 Day two was busy, busy, busy! First appointment I had was at the Aveda Hair & Spa Salon to get my hair fixed for the day. I’m always super happy to see the lovely Aveda Team and get a little bit spoiled with their amazing massages and great hair styling skills – obviously. Afterwards I took a cab to the fashionweek venue and enjoyed a day full of great shows incl. Rebekka Ruetz, Maisonnée and Marcel Ostertag. I usually never take cabs cause I’m too cheap to pay for it, but since it was minus degrees outside and I wasnt dressed accordingly, I had no other choice. And no, wearing proper winter clothes was not an option, haha. I knew my immune system hated me for that, but I took enough ginger shots to survive the cold without getting sick.
My outfit for this day was as French as it can get and much different from the first day, which was more edgy. It was the first time for me wearing those ruffle pants, which I found in the Zara Sale. Very reluctant to buy them at first, I am super happy that I eventually did. I feel like these kinds of pants will be big this Spring/Summer. Sooo, I cant wait to wear them without freezing my butt off. However, what made the look really French was the hat, probably the only functional as well as stylish thing I wore that day. Oh well, I guess that is just #fashionbloggerlife ;)
Coat* – Mint & Berry
Pullover* – EDITED
Boots – &Other Stories
Pants – ZARA
Bag – Pinko
Hat* – Mint & Berry
I still remember how I felt when I went to my first fashion week in 2013 in Berlin. I was super excited, a little bit nervous but still the happiest girl on earth back then. Being able to be among all those fashion enthusiasts and watching runways shows was one of my major goals back then. I could not believe that my blog actually had made that possible… but it did. It opened up so many possibilities for me, keeping up the motivation to continue blogging. One year later, I again went to fashionweek and was way more confident. I knew how things worked – there was no need to be shy in terms of clothing or networking. The more your outfit catches attention , the better! In the following years, my studies made it almost impossible to take a break and travel to Berlin for a week. The only thing I’ve done was to go over to Amsterdam Fashionweek for a day in 2015, but that was about it. In 2016, I was back in the fashionweek game when I was on my semester abroad and went to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney. It made me remember how much I enjoy getting inspired by new collections and aspiring as well as established designers. But most importantly for me was to connect to likewise people and make new friends.
So now that I live in Berlin, there are no barriers to going to fashionweek anymore. After 2.5 years, I finally attended Berlin Fashionweek AW17 again – and I am happy to say that my expectations were not too high. I had an amazing time with great people and of course, great fashion… even though I froze my ass off in my outfits… ;)
// I’m Wearing:
Pullover – ZARA
Skirt – Kookai Australia
Belt – NA-KD
Boots* – Konstantin Starke via Zumnorde
Bag – Stella McCartney