• Naomie, Paige & Kenzo •

• Naomie, Paige & Kenzo •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Blazer: Kenzo
Top: Rue 107 “Naomie”
Skirt: Rue 107 “Paige”
High Heels: YSL “Tribute”
Hat: H&M Divided
Sunglasses: Dior “So Real”
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Hermès
Ring: YSL Arty Ring
Alternatives: ASOS skirt,
ASOS top, ASOS top,
Nina Shoes heels, ASOS hat,
Pieces sunglasses

Today’s look is all about that navy blue combo, consisting of the bralette and midi skirt. The skirt is extremely awesome, since it’s pretty heavy and therefore falls very nicely (and in one of the pictures it somehow even looks like culottes – and I like it!). The bralette can be worn differently, you don’t need to cross it in front, it’s actually a simple halterneck top, but I decided that for this look it looked even better crossed. :)

It was still pretty warm when we shot these pictures (in November, oops!), but already cold enough to need a jacket. The blazer was exactly what I needed that day (I’m actually a bit more unsusceptible to cold temperatures than average), but now it will definitely start to get warmer – depending on where you live or are right now. ;)

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• Chica Bolacha x Lu zieht an. •

• Chica Bolacha x Lu zieht an. •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
Cardigan: ASOS
Top: Chica Bolacha
Skirt: Chica Bolacha
Belt: Zara
Boots: & Other Stories
Hat: H&M Divided
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
Tribal Earrings
Bracelet: Hermès
Alternatives: Ted Baker belt,
Daisy Street boots, Boohoo boots,
ASOS boots, ASOS hat,
ASOS earrings

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Today, I’ve got something special for you guys – last weekend, we shot my favorite look of the → Chica Bolacha collection I modeled for in Brazil back in September. That’s because the collection is about to launch and since it’s cold up here in Germany – while it’s summer in Brazil (I’m sooo jealous – it’s snowing while I’m writing this post!) – I wanted to do a winter version of my favorite skirt (mer-kitties!!!) and top that I brought home with me. So instead of just adding a pair of heels, I went for a fuzzy cardigan and boots, plus my favorite fall/winter accessory: a hat. :)

And because this is a very special occasion and I’m also honored to be the first of Chica Bolacha’s → “Chica Girls”, there’s also a funny interview, which I translated for everybody who doesn’t understand Portuguese. So while enjoying the pictures, have some fun reading my answers! ;)

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• 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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