Thursday, 29 May 2014

What I'm reading

... So here's for a completely different subject. I know, I rarely share music, films or books that I like but since I figured some of you might be off on holiday soon, I thought you might appreciate tips on summer holiday reads. These are several - but certainly not all - of my favourite books, including many oldies but goldies (I'm quite a heavy reader, so a complete list of my favourite books would probably blow up this blog). If you haven't done so already, read/pack "Fierce People" by Dirk Wittenborn, "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell, "Me talk pretty one day" by David Sedaris, "One Day" by David Nicholls, "The Decisive Moment" by Jonah Lehrer (for everyone who, like me, has a thing for neuroscience), "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart, "The Beach" by Alex Garland, "Extremely loud & incredibly close" by Jonathan Safran Foer, "The Buddha of Suburbia" by Hanif Kureishi - and I have to add, even though I could not include it in the photo, "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. Enjoy!
PS: O no, I forgot "Just Kids" by Patti Smith! This has to be included as well!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Summer wishlist

Here's another wishlist that centres on summer dressing (matching my latest moodboards). What I'd love to wear (and use): skateboard by Isabel Marant, "Boule" necklace by Saskia Diez, Kaftan dress by MesDemoiselles, "Coccobello" perfume by Heeley, friendship bracelets by Lucy Folk, and leather espadrilles by Mint&Rose.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Boho living

So far almost all of my interior posts have been about white/scandinavian interior design - so here's something different for a change. I wish I had a holiday home! ;)
Image sources here.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Previously on Instagram ...

You may have seen it on Instagram already, but I felt I needed to give you an update on the last weeks' highlights. So here's a little visual diary: I went to Munich and admired the Saint Laurent store – sadly work duties did not leave any time to actually go inside. But instead I payed the Hermès showroom (and some beautiful Bandana scarves) a visit. When I came "home" to my hotel room late in the evening, there was a nice surprise waiting: Macarons (which made for a good midnight feast). This week I had the pleasure of going to London for a day, I strolled around Mayfair, Soho, Liberty and Selfridges and I checked out the fairly new Isabel Marant boutique, which is absolutely beautiful! After a hectic week, this weekend is all about recreation: macha tea, raw chocolate, magazines, cake and coffee. I'll tell you more about the newest additions to my wardrobe soon (cues: Acne jeans, perfect pumps, new sunnies).

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Denim/leather mix

While shooting for work with Pelle Buys, he took some snapshots of me and my new denim/leather skinnies. How do you like them? Guess what, they're handmade! I was wearing them with a Zara sheer shirt, Vans Liberty sneakers, Chanel Boy bag and Zara leather jacket.
Photos: Pelle Buys

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Holiday in the city

I cannot believe I still haven't booked a summer holiday (I really need to make that happen soon!). With no expectations to be strolling along sunny beaches soon, I try to bring that holiday feeling into my workaday life by wearing typical beach accessories (like my beloved Espadrilles, for instance). Here's an outfit I would love to wear now: tunic dress by Etoile Isabel Marant, white denim by Rag & Bone, silver Greek sandals, fringed bag by Proenza Schouler, sunglasses by Le Specs, fringed rope necklace by Ann Demeulemeester, silver plate necklace by Vanrycke, perfumed oil "Gypsy Water" by Byredo (one of my favourite scents).