• Confetti •

• Confetti •

10 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: persona by Marina Rinaldi
Platform Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell “Foxy”
Earrings: H&M
Bracelet: Hermès
Balloon: BOOOM BALLOON
Alternatives: ASOS sandals

Lead actor of today’s post is definitely the balloon, right? ;) I was the happiest kid ever when we got to shoot this look with my gorgeous customized (it has the colors of my dress!) balloon from BOOOM BALLOON. I had received a press kit with one of these lovely balloons and when I asked her, Paloma was so kind to create a special balloon for me that matches my dress as best as possible. ♥ I can’t even say how happy this colorful thing made me during my sick days at home (especially since I completely missed those two weeks of hot summer here in Hamburg!), and now, after almost four weeks, it’s getting a bit wrinkled. So if you’re thinking about getting one: it’s totally worth it and long-lasting fun (nooo, I didn’t do weird stuff like a five-year-old with the remaining helium of the first one – shhh!)! ;)

But let’s not forget this amazing dress! :) The designers at persona by Marina Rinaldi created a stunning piece and I love the colors and light fabric (Crêpe de Chine) – it’s a perfect summer dress (and probably the last one for this year – we already shot our first fall look yesterday!). I wore it when I was part of the jury for this year’s Plus Size Fashion Days and recreated my look for this photo shoot. :)

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• Concrete •

• Concrete •

1 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Scarlett & Jo
Belt: Zara
High Heels: Luiza Barcelos
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: Pieces belt,
ASOS heels, Kingsley Ryan earrings

I actually wanted to get → this dress in red, but now I’m more than happy that I got the gray version because it’s much more special. It’s a different color, at least for me, since I don’t have any pieces of this color in my closet.
Also, this dress is just perfect in terms of cut and length (I simply love midis) and the shoulder detail is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen. The waist detail doesn’t really ask for a belt since it already works great to accentuate your waist and make the dress form-fitted, but I felt a belt would be a nice addition and would give the whole look my own touch. ;)

You all know me, I like to skip the obvious and that’s why I went for beige heels instead of black ones. I think black is too harsh and will somehow break the delicate look – maybe if you choose different accessories to accompany black shoes, they’ll work, but for my look, I just wanted something very feminine and soft.

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• Classic Stripes •

• Classic Stripes •

1 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: selection by Ulla Popken
Brooch: Chanel
Belt: Ted Baker “Julo”
Bag: Gucci “Soho”
Leather Chain Shoulder Bag
High Heels: YSL “Tribute”
Earrings: Chanel
Bracelet: Hermès

Just like I explained in my last outfit post, fashion allows us to be who we want, and we can make a new decision every time we’re in front of our closet. ;) So last time, I wanted to wear a very tight and colorful dress – this time, I went for a very classic and sophisticated look, including a new piece in my jewelry collection: my first Chanel brooch! :) I actually wanted to shoot this outfit earlier, but when I finally had some luck at the store (every time I went there, they didn’t have any at all, but last time there were about 12 different brooches!), I instantly knew that this was exactly that last detail to complete this look. :)

People always say that fat girls can’t wear (horizontal) stripes – why’s that? I love stripes and I don’t care if they make me look fatter than I already am. That’s another thing about fashion that people need to start to understand: fashion is not about making you look thinner. Fashion is about the freedom I mentioned in my last post, the freedom to wear whatever I like, whatever pleases my own taste. And if someone else doesn’t like it – hell, I don’t give a single f***. And neither should you. ;)

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• Golden Hour •

• Golden Hour •

4 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: Mara Hoffman
Head Wrap/Scarf: Ulla Popken
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Bracelet: Hermès

After my last → “all black” look, I’ve got something very colorful for you today! This is an outfit which definitely gets the hashtag #visiblebellyoutline and I’m proud to share it just like this. Because nobody should feel ashamed of his or her body. I mean: what’s so wrong about seeing a person’s belly? It’s probaby a strange comparison but I keep asking myself why people go crazy about big preggo bellies but are totally disgusted and get offensive when it’s just fat. Why should I feel less valuable just because you can see that I’m fat? Why should I hide it for others if I’m okay with it, if I like my body and want to show it? So today’s look is yet another (as you’ve already seen me pretty often wearing such tight dresses) scream for freedom. The freedom to wear whatever I want and show whatever I want. The freedom to be able to go outside showing my belly, my bum, my thighs and yes, accept that people are going to stare (because they always do), but don’t let them make me feel ugly.

Fashion should be our very own freedom to invent ourselves new every time we choose our outfits – if we want to. Fashion should always be a fun thing, not a serious struggle to hide ourselves and make ourselves invisible so nobody can insult us and actually hurt us with words and laughter. Fashion is such a great thing because it gives us the power to feel better on a moody day (try some colors instead of black and gray!), it gives us the power to feel confident and professional, the power to feel sexy and desirable, the power to feel like nobody can stop us. And yet fashion is something that can put us down so easily because of what others may say about what we’re wearing, how we look. Yes – fashion is not here to impress and please everyone. Fashion means something else for everyone and we all have a different, even though sometimes very similar, taste. I’m being a bit deep today, but I want to say that fashion can be magical in the right moment, yet we choose to define people based on their looks, which is fine (because it’s something we want others to do when we choose a happy, powerful or sexy outfit, for example) – until this becomes something we use against each other. It’s cool to see someone and get the feeling to know how this person feels today, how this person’s character may be – but we should never forget to look behind it all, to give everyone a second look even if the first look didn’t please us. Fashion is just a disguise we can use for our emotions (yes, I do wear different clothes when I’m sad or happy), but we should never forget that behind all those clothes there’s an actual person who’s got real feelings and a story to tell, so let’s always keep listening. ♥

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