• #BeachBodyNotSorry | Mix & Match •

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Photos: Wolf-Dieter Schmidt
» Röttenbach
Bikini Top: H&M+
Bikini Bottoms: Phylyda “Sol”
Hat: Vintage
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana “Spain in Sicily”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Alternatives: ASOS bikini top,
ASOS bikini top, ASOS bikini bottoms,
ASOS hat

My second #BeachBodyNotSorry look is an experienced version of the classic Mix & Match – because I’m not only mixing different colors/patterns but also brands. Unfortunately, I could only buy the bikini top with the palm print so I had to improvise. I kind of got crazy with Phylyda and already own three bikinis, the black and pink combo, the light blue one from my last post (the → diversity project) and a full copper one. I decided to wear only the bottoms of the last one because I thought that adding the copper to the palm print will kind of make it look like an actual tree. :D Well… I like the mix. plus it looks amazing with the matching sunglasses – and cause it is super hot and extremely sunny these days, I’m wearing a hat. It’s a vintage piece I found in my grandma’s closet. :)

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• Celebrating Diversity with Phylyda •

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Photos: Julia Marie Werner
» Hamburg | Michelberger PR
Swimwear: Phylyda
Hair & Make-up: Michael Mayer
Assistant: Farina Witt
Models: Adelaida, Corina,
Eva, Beatrace,
Melanie, Ilgen-Nur

In the beginning of April, I went to a very special photo shoot with Phylyda. I met six other inspiring women and we took part of an amazing diversity project, all wearing Phylyda.

I don’t even know what to tell you since I’ve already been writing a lot about diversity, empowering others and that feeling of self-love and the love and acceptance we all should feel for the people around us. That’s why I want to leave you with these beautiful pictures that hopefully show how amazing it is to finally embrace yourself, embrace diversity and embrace others.

I hope you all love this project as much as I do and I want to invite you to read some articles about the shoot and some of my old Private posts that relate to the topic:

Interview with Lydia Maurer (founder of Phylyda) on i-D
Interview with Lydia Maurer on Edition F
My Private post about Diversity
My Private post about the “Fatkini”

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• Private XVI | Embrace •

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Photo: “Embrace” / CinemaxX PR

CinemaxX kindly invited me to watch “Embrace” with a few other lovely women (best company ever to watch this movie!) on May 11. I know it’s been some time, but of course, I want to drop a few lines about the movie and what I think about it.

You all know that body positivity is my daily routine. It’s very important to me and when other women share the same message, it makes me very happy. The fact that the documentary movie “Embrace” found its way into German theaters is so amazing, even though it was very disappointing to see that in most of the cinemas who showed it, the movie was only played once on one single day. This documentary should be obligatory for young people – mainly girls, of course, but also boys. Because they also know the struggle of body shaming and self-hate. And if they don’t, they might learn an important lesson about women and how it is and feels like to live in a body that’s never good enough – until you decide for yourself to change this feeling and embrace yourself.

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• Thank you •

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Instead of answering your comments one by one I want to do an extra blog post and say THANK YOU – from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your kind words and your support. I really appreciate reading your comments and your love and it means the world to me that you all understand my situation and support me and my decision to ease off a bit. As I already told you, this is not the end of this blog and it’s also not a goodbye because I will continue posting, just not too much and probably only just a few outfits. I’m currently at a turning point in my life and I am more than ready for the changes that will happen. Because suffering from depression and anxiety has made me a very fragile, weak and unfortunately also very dependent person – and this is not who I am. I will now focus on my mental health, on changing my bad habits caused by my fears and the deep sadness and therefore on myself and becoming the person I actually am: strong and independent. I know it’s inside of me and it’s time to liberate that again. I’m thinking about maybe taking you with me on that journey since I know the stigma of depression and that it’s still a taboo to admit that one is actually ill. I’m not 100% sure if I will really write about it but I want to let you all know that it’s okay to understand that you need help. It’s okay to accept that you’re not just sad. It’s okay to ask for help and it’s okay if others know that you need it. This is why I’m telling you all this. I want to let the world know that everybody, even the funniest, happiest and luckiest person may be depressive deep inside. Faking a smile is the easiest when you suffer from depression even if it’s the hardest. Depression means opposites, illogical thinking, fear and sadness, but also hiding, especially so others won’t know how you feel and what you think. Please just never forget that you are not alone. There is help out there, you just need to ask for it and also accept it. And be ready for a change. That’s what I finally understood and there’s no shame about it.

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