Since I traveled around Australia with my GoPro last year, I decided to always record a follow me around video whenever I go on big trips. I realized that my travel videos are something I still love watching from time to time, bringing me back those beautiful memories and reminding me that it actually happened. Of course we always take photos, but seriously, among all the hundreds of photos we take on holiday, how many do you eventually look at later? Maybe a few, if at all. I guess there are only around 10 photos of a trip, which you will like looking at again, the rest simply did not capture your experience in the right way. But what I love about travel videos, is that they are an accumulation of all the impressions you’ve had, squeezed into a couple of minutes, making you feel as if you would still be there. 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.
Day three of Mercedes Benz Fashionweek Berlin has arrived and I had made one major learning from the two days before – Don’t wear light clothes when it’s freezing outside only because you want to look good. And who said you cannot wear something warm & stylish at the same time? Well yes, it’s not impossible but it’s also not that easy. The purpose of warm clothes is functional; they are primarily not supposed to be stylish. This obviously is not always the case but most of the time it certainly is. Anyway, on day three I grabbed the prettiest warm stuff I have and simply started layering. Despite ripped jeans, I must say that this warm & stylish outfit felt like heaven compared to my other two looks the days before. I felt like I could resist Siberian winters, haha.
So, what was on my plan on day three? Networking, networking, networking! I used the day in order to go to a couple of blogger events like the Hashmag Blogger Lounge or the Leck mich am Hashtag Blogger Brunch, where I got in contact with so many nice colleagues plus I was provided with good fooooood. Other than that, I went to the Panorama Trade Show and had a look at the designers‘ new collections. By the way, those trade shows are also the perfect opportunity for bloggers to find new potential collaboration partners. So, for all of you bloggers, I can only recommend visiting those trade shows. I ended the day with a nice dinner with some friends at an Asian restaurant and went to bed at like 10pm. Fashionweek can be pretty exhausting… especially when it’s cold… brrr…. but it was also so much fun and exciting – can’t wait for my next Fashionweek!
// I’m Wearing:
Jacket – Irisie.com
Jeans – Hollister
Net Stockings – no name
Turtleneck – H&M
Boots – &Other Stories
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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
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Photos at the Aveda Salon by Caroline Scharff