• Random Pictures – N° 54 •

• Random Pictures – N° 54 •



#nocaptionneeded • …and actually no more words, either. ;) Just love – for this beautiful sunset, the wonderful day I spent before I saw this and everyone who’s reading this. ♥


#truewords • A few quotes that I reposted…
The first one is all about my work: it’s not about promoting obesity or an unhealthy lifestyle or saying that being fat is the best thing in the world – it’s about promoting to love yourself. Love yourself so much that you’re not afraid of showing it. And with that I want to inspire you to give “real” fashion a try, to be creative and play around with clothes and different styles! Don’t give up and be an inspiration for others too! And if I did this all for only one person who’s changed their mind, I’ve totally reached my goal! :)
The second one is actually a very sad truth, but believe me: it’s absolutely worth it. Being yourself is the best freedom ever and there’s no need to be like anyone else, even though they’re great too. But for everyone that you think might have a better life and be happier than you, there is someone who thinks exactly the same about you. Think about it! ;)
The third one is a little rant, yes – but to be honest, this is something that keeps frustrating me about my work as a blogger. Sure, not everyone treats me like that, but: how often do I receive e-mails from potential business partners who “found my blog and love it” and want to work with me. But when I tell them what my work is worth, they “don’t have any budget”, “are a start-up company” or just don’t answer anymore.
I’m not a little girl in front of a PC playing around with “Paint”. I may have started my work as a blogger from nothing, but it’s my job. I do not only spend passion and love on it, but also time, hard work and money. I really wish that people would appreciate that.


#helloberlin • I spent a great evening with Urban Decay in Berlin for their launch of the NAKED Smoky palette (find my review → here) and checked in at the Hotel de Rome (thinking about a tiny little review of the room – is that something you’d be interested in? Usually, it’s only one stay with events…). I’m normally not someone who calls for the room service, but this Club Sandwich (sooooo good!) was much needed after a loooong day without enough food (all brands should consider making plus-size versions of their snacks at events because they’re delicious but way too small! ;)).


#outfitpreview • I’m almost done with my → #BeachBodyNotSorry posts (still got two looks to shoot and two to post, so…), so today I’ve got a little preview of two “normal” outfits for you. The left one is for persona by Marina Rinaldi who sent me this beautiful shirt which I combined with my good old petticoat skirt, the one in the middle is probably my favorite outfit of the year – a mixture of casual and sexy thanks to H&M+ and Agent Provocateur ;), and the right one is one of six looks that I’m currently shooting for the latest Anna Scholz x sheego collection – you’ll soon get to see my very own lookbook on our blogs!


#happymakers • I’m not asking for much: little black boxes and what’s inside (especially when it fits!) make me very happy, sushi from my favorite sushi man back home does not only stuff me but also makes me smile, and a cold shower is everything – at the moment, summer in Germany is hot, sticky and sweaty – is there anyone who’d like to buy me a huge rain shower? :)


#welovehh • Isn’t this one of the most beautiful views you’ve ever seen? :)

• Random Pictures – N° 53 •

• Random Pictures – N° 53 •



#outfitpreview • Beach looks have become a little obsession – I really hope you’re not getting bored, as there’s still more to come. We’ve been exploring Hamburg a lot these days, looking for places that make you think “Who needs a vacation if there are such beautiful places in Hamburg?” – and we found some. :) So there are some beachy looks coming up, but of course I won’t let you down, there are some “normal” outfits too! ;)


#curvyfair • Long story short: it was waaaay too hot in Berlin, but I enjoyed my day at the Curvy fair. The day started with a little meeting with Givenchy and Kenzo on the Dom Perignon house boat somewhere in Berlin, where I got to see the brands’ novelties, and went on with the fair in the middle of the city at the Orangerie of Schloss Charlottenburg. A great location but unfortunately not well air-conditioned. Still, I got to find a few favorites, including this coat of Zizzi’s Black Label collection, the new Anna Scholz collection for sheego (can’t wait to shoot my lookbook for you!), and of course: many lovely blogger colleagues and friends – it’s always good to see the girls! Especially while having dinner to celebrate their blogger collection for Studio Untold! ;)


#shooting • On Friday, I had a great shooting with my talented friend → Tine – subtle sexiness plus lots of Agent Provocateur (contradiction, huh?). All-natural make-up (almost nothing, except for a little bit of “Crema Nuda”, some dabs of concealer, mascara and glossy lip balm) and analog photography – can’t wait to see the results and crossing my fingers that everything worked well! ;)


#goodtimes • I’m very happy about some recent features of my blog on → Glamour and → Wunderweib – it’s always so great to see yourself in all those magazines you always read before blogging and then you’re in there as if it were no big deal. Love it!
Also, last Friday, the winner of my make-up session with Urban Decay was here to redeem her prize and she got a great make-up look. Bright pink lips and red hair? Awesome!
Another lovely surprise and something that makes me speechless every time: there’s another amazing piece of fan art (kind of feel weird to call it “fan” art but well, that’s what it is, right?)! This time by → farbenzirkus on Instagram. Isn’t this incredibly good?


#sundaymood • Two sleepy kitties taking a nap. Oh, the furry life! ♥

• Random Pictures – N° 52 •

• Random Pictures – N° 52 •


EN#outfitpreviewSummer’s arrived in Hamburg (well, more or less – it’s always a coming and going), so yesterday we even spent our afternoon at the beach shooting a suitable beach look. And I think it’s about time to finally reveal that the blog is going to be relaunched soon, so we’re still playing busy bees shooting every weekend. :) There are some new outfit styles coming, as you can see – there’s a look with a crop top, the beach look, and also a short jumpsuit. I can’t wait to finally blog outfits with my (by now) blonde hair, but I first want to be done with all “old” looks from May (gosh, there’s still so much to show you!).

DEDer Sommer ist endlich in Hamburg angekommen (naja, mehr oder weniger – es ist ein Kommen und Gehen), also haben wir gestern den Nachmittag am Strand verbracht und einen passenden Beach Look geshootet. Außerdem ist es wohl endlich an der Zeit zu verkünden, dass bald ein Relaunch für den Blog ansteht, also sind wir weiterhin ziemlich fleißig und shooten jedes Wochenende. :) Es werden ein paar neue Outfit-Styles kommen, wie ihr oben schon sehen könnt – zum Beispiel mal wieder ein bisschen bauchfrei, der Strand-Look und auch mal ein kurzer Jumpsuit. Ich kann es kaum erwarten, endlich Outfits mit meinen (mittlerweile) blonden Haaren zu posten, aber vorher will ich natürlich noch die “alten” Looks vom Mai gebloggt haben (oh Mann, da ist noch so vieles, was ich übrig hab!).


EN#eventYou already know my article → about plus size and body acceptance which I wrote after my visit to the PrimaDonna Lingerie 150 Year Anniversary Show, so today I want to talk a little bit about the event in Brussels. It was my second visit to Brussels (in 2008 I went on a school trip with my class and we visited the parliament), unfortunately there wasn’t enough time to see much of the city, but I had a great time at the event with some international bloggers. :) We first had a delicious lunch at “Kwint”, then headed over to the “Bozar” (Palais des Beaux-Arts), where we first had the chance to see some vintage lingerie (starting from 1920!) and the evolution of PrimaDonna Lingerie. Plus got some information on how a well-fitting bra does not only support your breasts but also your whole posture. PrimaDonna Lingerie especially makes bras for bigger cups (which has nothing to do with plus size, by the way! ;)), but also starting at a B-cup (until J). Each bra is handmade of 45 individual pieces and at the end definitely a piece of high quality. After the expo, we had the pleasure to be seated in the front row for a fashion show, with top model Myla Dalbesio and other beautiful women of absolutely normal sizes (and it was so great to see those beautiful bodies, which were perfect just the way there were) first presenting some of the vintage corsets and basques, then some pieces of the current collection and a swimwear preview. After that, we were surprisingly invited by the “Bozar” to have a look at their current exposition “The Belgians – An unexpected fashion story”. Unfortunately, it was time to get back to the airport way too soon so we had to hurry through the fancy clothes and couldn’t see enough.
Maybe you’re interested in PrimaDonna Lingerie now – me too. I’ll see if I can work on something together with them and write a bigger article on the brand? Let me know if you’d appreciate this! ;)

DEIhr kennt ja schon meinen Post über → Plus Size und Body Acceptance, den ich nach dem Besuch bei der PrimaDonna Lingerie 150 Year Anniversary Show geschrieben habe, also will ich heute auch ein bisschen was zum Event in Brüssel schreiben. Das war übrigens mein zweiter Besuch in Brüssel (2008 hatten wir einen Schulausflug zum Parlament gemacht), aber leider war dieses Mal nicht genug Zeit, um mehr von der Stadt zu sehen – trotzdem hatte ich eine gute Zeit mit ein paar internationalen Bloggern. :) Nach der Ankunft gab’s erst mal einen leckeren Lunch im “Kwint”, danach sind wir zum Kulturzentrum “Bozar” (Palais des Beaux-Arts) weitergezogen, wo wir zuerst einen Blick auf Vintage-Lingerie (das älteste Stück war von 1920!) werfen und auch die Entwicklung von PrimaDonna Lingerie bis heute verfolgen konnten. Außerdem gab es ein paar Informationen darüber, wie ein passender BH nicht nur die Brüste unterstützt, sondern auch die ganze Haltung verändert. PrimaDonna Lingerie macht vor allem BHs für größere Cups (was übrigens nicht zwangsweise was mit Plus Size zu tun hat! ;)), die aber teilweise bei einem B-Cup anfangen (und bis J gehen). Diese werden aus 45 einzelnen Teilen in Handarbeit zusammengestellt und am Ende definitiv ein Stück von hoher Qualität. Nach der Ausstellung hatten wir das Vergnügen, in der Front Row Platz nehmen zu dürfen, um die Fashionshow zu verfolgen, bei der neben dem Topmodel Myla Dalbesio auch viele andere wunderschöne Frauen mit ganz normalen Körpern und Größen gelaufen sind (und es war so wunderbar, diese schönen Körper zu sehen, die – so wie sie sind – absolut perfekt sind). Zuerst wurden ein paar der Vintage-Korsetts und Korseletts präsentiert, anschließend ein paar Teile der aktuellen Kollektion und zum Schluss noch eine Preview auf die Bademodenkollektion. Danach wurden wir überraschenderweise noch vom “Bozar” zur aktuellen Ausstellung “The Belgians – An unexpected fashion story” eingeladen. Leider war es viel zu früh schon Zeit, zurück zum Flughafen zu fahren, so dass wir leider durch die ausgefallenen Kleidungsstücke eilen mussten und gar nicht viel davon hatten.
Vielleicht habt ihr ja nun Interesse an PrimaDonna Lingerie – ich auch. Ich werde mal sehen, ob ich da etwas gemeinsam mit der Marke ausarbeiten kann und dann vielleicht einen größeren Blogpost darüber schreiben kann. Lasst mich wissen, ob ihr das möchtet! ;)


EN#anotherevent Last weekend, I attended the “Panda Eyes” event by Nivea here in Hamburg. It was a great evening all about panda eyes (or how you can swipe them away under the shower with Nivea’s newest product), starting with delicious cocktails at the east hotel and smoky panda eyes for everyone (and I actually don’t like to be made up by someone else, but my make-up artist was great!) and – after a small city tour through Hamburg in a limousine – ending at the coast by east restaurant, where we had a very tasty menu including panda sushi and even panda cotta! ;) I missed the next day because I wasn’t feeling very good after fainting the morning the day before (too much stress and extremely muggy weather – not the best combination!), but the evening was all worth it. It was a lovely event!

DELetztes Wochenende war ich außerdem beim “Pandaaugen”-Event von Nivea hier in Hamburg dabei. Ein grandioser Abend ganz im Zeichen der Pandaaugen (oder eher, wie man sie mit dem neuen “In-Dusch Make-up-Entferner” unter der Dusche wieder wegbekommt), der mit grandiosen Cocktails und ordentlichen Smokey-Pandaaugen (und eigentlich mag ich es gar nicht, geschminkt zu werden, aber meine Make-up Artistin war super!) für alle startete und – nach einer kleinen Limousinen-Citytour durch Hamburg – beim coast by east in der Hafencity endete, wo wir ein sehr leckeres Menü inklusive Panda-Sushi und sogar Pandacotta genießen durften! ;) Leider habe ich den nächsten Tag passen müssen, weil es mir nicht gut ging, nachdem ich am Vortag schon in der Früh ohnmächtig geworden war (zu viel Stress und extrem schwüles Wetter – nicht gerade eine gute Kombi!), aber der Abend war es wert gewesen! Ein ganz wunderbares und liebevoll gestaltetes Event!


EN#fanartIt’s always such an incredible surprise when someone draws me – this time, I received this beautiful illustration directly from Brazil and I absolutely love it (it’s my new cellphone background, don’t judge me! ;)). Have a look at → Natália’s facebook page!

DEEs ist jedes Mal eine unglaubliche Überraschung, wenn mich jemand malt – dieses Mal habe ich eine wunderschöne Illustration direkt aus Brasilien bekommen und ich liebe sie total (mein neuer Handy-Hintergrund, ich konnte nicht anders! ;)). Schaut mal bei → Natálias Facebookseite vorbei!