16 May 2013
15 May 2013
Just another photo series that I happen love. The photographer is the "I rest in myself and continuously do the koolest things": Maria Ziegelböck / Homepage. The styling is done by: Verena Roidl and it was published in the May Issue of NEON / Homepage.
I have taken the photos with my iphone on the train so they get a blurry touch which I happen to like - buy the magazine to see the original though. I flipped through the pages - on my way from Bremen to Berlin. I mostly just sleep on the train - but that day I was so eager and excited I just couldn't relax. So when I got of the train in Hamburg, to swap trains - I had about 14 minutes to spare. Enough to buy a kick ass Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich and a magazine to kill some time.
The styling and the light - love it - simple as that.
14 May 2013
This is how I look at the moment - my new years resolution is paying off. I was not allowed to buy anything black anymore. I haven't kept my promise 100%, but for those of you who know me I have done darn well. I am not a shopper, which is a pretty hard statement to make when being a fashion designer.
I do not buy clothes that often because I am pretty picky and get so fed up with clothes through my work. When I buy something - I must really want it, mostly when I am uncertain I walk away and think about it for a while. This has taken years and years of practice and still does not always work. I am passionate about fashion - so the story and concept behind the things interest me - and I am a high street girl to the bone combined with a few second hand pieces here and there.
Like with this tiger t-shirt from zara's japanese inspired collection - I walked away but just couldn't forget it. Then suddenly from out of the blue it was there again - grabbed it and love it too bits. I almost never return anything - when I buy something I have made a decision and I stick with it. Even if somethings break - I made an exception with the grey shoes though, they fell apart so fast and the store ended up turning them in for fixing twice - I don't think we will ever be quite friends.
I am trying to wear a few of my own designs every now and then as well - but mostly end up with the pre samples - liking the though that they are still unfinished in a way.
13 May 2013
An utterly and entirely beautiful collaboration with Matthew Ames and Weekday.
How can something so simple and beautiful be classic but yet so "now" at the same time?
"And what exactly is that?
– Well. (Silence). That’s a difficult question. I’m not a writer, I’m a designer so I express everything through the clothes. I’m interested in clothes that are lasting, that are about craftsmanship and certainly there’s simplicity in my design. It’s about the clothes, it’s not about fashion. I want to create something that is going to be part of a person’s wardrobe for many years." An extract of the Interview with Matthew Ames - read the entire interview at the weekday website
12 May 2013
I am telling you Bremen has a few cards up it's sleeve -
There is a great weekend treat in Bremen - well to be precise there is a treat every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 08.00 - 14.00 in Findorff at the - Findorff Farmers Marked.
This is by far the best farmers marked I have ever been too and it has become a weekend tradition when I am in town too stop by, get some flowers, fresh fish and vegetables mostly grown locally. The people here are authentic and the prices are reasonable. At the moment there is asparagus season - I'll wait a bit longer because the prices are still killing me, but just wait in a few weeks I'll be eating german asparagus every day - for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I got amazing rhubarbs though and - I if I may say so myself, kicked ass with that rhubarb porridge with Quark yesterday - another really good German treat.
I love food markeds - buying cheese straight from the cheese maker, bread at the baker and fresh flowers at the florist - just makes my day. When you ask them something - they actually do have all the answers. When I took my man here the first time - we had "Grünnkohl & Pinkel" - a typical northern dish - heavy, savory sausages in a green cabbage casserole - we just died and went to heaven. It tasted so much like home. There is even a little espresso piaggio - with a lady who actually serves an okey coffee. For Bremen standards - it is off the moon. Sorry for the poor quality of my photo's - but at least you get a pretty good impression of how authentic this place is.
Come visit me - and I'll show you myself!
11 May 2013
This is exactly the kind of dinner I want to host - it looks amazing. The light - the food and the candles - I love it. A dream come true, a country side place to invite all your friends too, building up a buffet of food for eveyone and just enjoying each others company. Does it get any better - magic.
The Photos are from a dinner hosted by: Kinfolk - Vancouver Island Shared Dinner -