• Blue •

• Blue •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Top: Vintage
Tapered Pants: H&M Trend
Turban/Scarf: Bernd Berger
Sunglasses: Ray Ban “Round”
Earrings: H&M
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: ASOS petite top,
ASOS pants, ASOS Curve pants,
Becksondergaard scarf, Boss Orange scarf,
Reclaimed Vintage sunglasses,
Tamaris Jewelry earrings

Exploring new little beaches in Hamburg is a lot of fun – especially when you have to climb over a fence (oops!) and down many rocks (wearing flip flops). But sometimes it’s worth it and you’ll find a tiny beach just for you – with nobody disturbing your shooting just before sunset. And only a few minutes before this beach got flooded pretty quickly. You can probably imagine how quickly we climbed back up all the rocks in order to stay dry. ;)

Funny story behind this look: my top is actually a beach towel from when I was little. When we last visited my parents, I had a look at the stuff I had left there and found it – the tie-dye print is way too beautiful (just as the memories!) to leave it unworn and so I came up with the idea to wear it as a crop top, wrapping it around my bust and neck and tadaaa: fits again! ;)
I also wanted to wear a turban again and found another piece I had already forgotten. Isn’t this scarf a perfect match to the top? And to round up that blue look, I put on my blue sunnies and some tiny turquoise earrings. Good to go! Even though I would have worn some sneakers instead of flip flops if I’d known that I’d go climbing. ;) Still there’s nothing better than walking barefoot in the sand and just staying there with your feet in the water, sinking in a little more, wave by wave…

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• Wet Look •

• Wet Look •

05 - Lu zieht an.®

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Top: H&M
Bikini Top: Triangl
Bikini Bottom: H&M
Alternatives: Vero Moda top,
Bikini Bar bikini top, ASOS Curve
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In my → #BeachBodyNotSorry series, I wanted to do something more experimental and sensual. Experimental especially in terms of make-up – I really miss doing creative stuff, so I took the chance and did something different for this rather simple “outfit”. Of course, the focus is on my beach body too – this time, I’m wearing an absolutely normal bikini. Actually, we could have shot a few pictures without the top, but as this was my styling idea for the shooting, I totally forgot to do it. Anyways, you can see what’s underneath, and this time I’m showing even more than in my → Kimono post.

I’ve been thinking about why I’m doing this series and came to the conclusion that the main reason is to share pictures of a normal body. I don’t even know since when image processing exists. But it’s been far too long that we’ve only gotten to see photoshopped pictures. Pictures of beautiful women that shouldn’t be retouched. Women who have “flaws” like us. The media want us to forget what actual bodies look like and to feel ugly when we first look at their pictures and then have a look in the mirror. They want us to believe that we’re not good enough, that we have to change to be a better version of ourselves – to be beautiful. Thinking about this makes me angry and I’m even more upset when I remember that so many women really believe in what our society says. Truth is: the models may be thinner, fitter and their skin firmer, but they’re not “perfect” at all. First: perfection is relative, it’s defined by us all individually. Second: half of it (and “it” being what we see in magazines and so on) is a lie. I remember seeing a video online where someone used Photoshop to change the picture of a pizza slice into a sexy and skinny woman – even though it might be a joke and not real, the power of such programs is infinite. Third: not everyone’s a model.

What we need is more unretouched pictures. We need to see bodies as they are. With stretch marks, cellulite, scars, asymmetrical boobs, pale skin and any so-called “imperfection”. It’s not wrong to have flaws – it’s wrong to believe that we’re supposed to be flawless and call ourselves ugly!

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• How a non-sneaker person became a sneaker person •

• How a non-sneaker person became a sneaker person •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Jacket: Love Moschino
Top: Via Appia Due
Jeans:
Zizzi
Sneaker: Nike Roshe Run Flyknit ‘multicolor’
Bag: Gucci “Soho” Leather Chain Shoulder Bag
Sunglasses: Balmain
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior” Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: Violeta by Mango jacket,
Manon Baptiste top, Greylin top,
ASOS Curve jeans, ASOS bag, River Island bag,
ASOS bag, Quay Australia sunglasses,
Cheap Monday sunglasses, ASOS sunglasses

ENBe prepared – this is a shoe love story. :)
When I first saw these beauties as a preview on → Sue’s Instagram account, I knew that these shoes would be mine. I’d do everything to get them as soon as they were available. I waited and waited, checked the Nike online store for news on when they’d be released and already phoned a few sneaker stores one week before their launch to know if I’d be able to even reserve a pair (of course, I wasn’t the only one who had fallen in love at first sight – the Internet was full of love declarations and I was seriously afraid that I’d miss them). But no, no reservations.
The release date was first postponed, then moved back to the original day and so I tried it again, gave the Nike Store here in Hamburg a call and they had already arrived on exactly that day, a few days before the official start. Lucky me! :)
I’m pretty sure I’ve never made it downtown that fast and have never tried on a pair of shoes that quickly – after three minutes, they were mine. And that’s how a non-sneaker person became a sneaker person. :) Aren’t they gorgeous? I’m still a high heels lover (as a little dwarf, they’re just better for me, making me look taller than I am and creating loooong legs – and actually more my style, sneakers mostly just don’t look good with dresses), but I’ve definitely been wearing sneakers more often since I got them. :)

DEIch warne euch vor – das ist eine Schuh-Liebesgeschichte. :)
Als ich diese Hübschen als Preview bei → Sue auf Instagram gesehen hab’, wusste ich, dass die Schuhe mir gehören würden. Ich würde alles dafür tun, um sie zu bekommen, sobald sie erhältlich sind. Ich habe also gewartet und gewartet, den Nike Onlineshop immer wieder gecheckt, um zu erfahren, wann sie rauskommen, hab’ sogar diverse Sneaker-Shops angerufen, um zu fragen, ob ich sie reservieren kann (ich war natürlich nicht die Einzige, die sich auf den ersten Blick verliebt hat, und hatte deshalb wirklich Angst, sie zu verpassen). Aber nein, keine Reservierungen.
Dann wurde der Release-Termin verschoben, wieder zurück auf den ursprünglichen Tag gesetzt und so hab’ ich es dann einfach nochmal versucht, beim Nike Store hier in Hamburg angerufen und erfahren, dass sie genau an dem Tag schon angekommen waren – früher als geplant. Glückliche Lu! :)
Ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, dass ich noch nie so schnell in der Stadt war und auch noch nie so ratzfatz ein Paar Schuhe anprobiert hab’ – nach drei Minuten waren sie mein. Und so wurde aus einem Nicht-Sneaker-Menschen ein Sneaker-Mensch. :) Sind sie nicht wunderschön? Natürlich bin ich immer noch ein großer Fan von High Heels (als kleiner Gartenzwerg sind hohe Schuhe einfach besser für mich, mit denen ich etwas größer aussehe und die mir laaaange Beine zaubern – und irgendwie passen sie ja doch mehr zu meinem Stil, denn Sneaker schauen zu Kleidern meistens nicht sonderlich gut aus), aber seit ich die hier habe, trage ich eindeutig öfter mal Sneaker. :)

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Outfit ♥ Casual

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Cardigan: COS
Top: Forever21+
Jeans:
Zizzi
Espadrilles: Jessica Buurman “Paula”
Sunglasses:
Dior “So Real”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior” Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: ASOS cardigan, New Look top, Alice & You jeans, Valentino espadrilles, ASOS sunglasses, ASOS earrings

DEIch weiß ja, dass ihr vor allem die besonders einfachen Outfits liebt, daher shooten wir auch immer wieder gerne mal meine “Casual”-Looks. :) Das hier ist ein Outfit, das ich neulich zum Einkaufen anhatte und es hat mir so gut gefallen, dass wir es nochmal nachgeshootet haben. :)

Was man auf den Bildern dank des Sonnenscheins kaum sieht: das Top, das vorn aus Kunstleder ist, hat eine schöne Stickerei, die das ganze Outfit auch nicht zu einfach und langweilig macht. Das ist mein erstes Teil von Forever21 aus dem Plus-Size-Segment (da gibt’s übrigens auch tolle Fatkinis!) und ich habe es zusammen mit einem kurzen schwarzen Kunstlederrock zugeschickt bekommen. Ich hab’ die Gelegenheit genutzt und euch meine aktuellen Favoriten aus dem Onlineshop zusammengesucht – klickt euch doch einfach mal durch:

 

 

ENI know that you really love my simple outfits, that’s why we shoot them from time to time. I wore this casual look to go shopping and liked it so much that we had to shoot it on another day. :)
What’s not that easy to see in the pictures thanks to the beautiful sunshine: the top, which has a fake leather front, has a gorgeous embroidery which makes the outfit much more interesting. It’s my first piece of Forever21’s plus-size section (you can find some great fatkinis there!) and it was sent to me with a short black fake leather skirt. Perfect occasion to have a look at my current favorites from Forever21+, right? :)

 

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