Jun 27, 2010

Turquoise + Red

rings + pendant - from istanbul, necklace - h&m. eardstuds - fleamarket, local shop in bern

I'm into vibrant colored jewelry right now..wish I had some purple stones as well besides turquoise and red ones!
I love how they upgrade simple outfits!
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Jun 24, 2010

Summer evenings



Blazer & Trousers: Zara
Silk blouse: secondhand





Bracelet: secondhand
Nail polish: Chanel 527 "Nouvelle Vague"



Left: Pieces Right: from a shop in Korea


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Jun 23, 2010

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shirt and necklace - h&m, blazer - zara, bag - from a local shop in korea, flats - navyboot, jeans - tally weijl

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Jun 22, 2010

Another kind of craving



“When you're young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don't leap at all because there's not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there's no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?”

Yesterday I didn't worry about the scary part of turning 24 but was rather up to have some fun with my closest girlfriends. This post is dedicated to all of them to say thank you for always being there for me and to my parents for their amazing birthday present! Now that I know they're reading my blog they deserve a special mention! ^^ Sizi cok seviyorum! <3 href="http://www.all-about-cupcakes.com/red-velvet-cupcakes.html"> here's the recipe I used.
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Jun 19, 2010

Studio Secrets Professional



Yesterday I was invited to a departement store in Zurich where the new L'Oréal line Studio Secrets Professional was launched. It is the first professional line from L'Oréal aimed to make the products professionals use available for consumers at an affordable price.

The secret of a professional makeup is without doubt a flawless complexion to begin with. But how can we achieve that airbrushed, glowy look at home on our own? Let's have a look at the new products of the line:



The High Definition Smoothing Foundation comes together with a really soft precision brush, which is very practical. It blends the smooth foundation into the skin, resulting in perfectly even coverage. I like the easy application of this product: once shaked well, you can load the brush with foundation and dab it onto the face and then work in with the brush or your fingers. In my opinion it is better suited for normal and dry skin but for those like me who want a matter overall look, there are some other products to use along.

Contouring is one of the oldest practices in the makeup industry yet one of the most frequently left-out steps in makeup applications. It creates a sense of balance, adding definition to your makeup with color. Contrary to belief, contouring is always done with some shade of brown, as the makeup artist explained to me. There are two different Sculpting Blush duos (above in the left side corner) to make it easier to find coordinated shades to highlight your cheekbones and contour your face.



This is the Anti-Shine Mattifying primer of the line and also one of the products I got myself. It acts like a second skin and feels weightless on your face. You apply it in little dabs onto shiny areas such as your forehead, nose and chin and smooth it towards the outside of the face. Since I have a mixed/oily skin I really look forward to using this product before my foundation.



The Smoothing resurfacing primer has a beautifully pleasant, creamy texture and it felt so velvety when applied to the skin. It's designed to make wrinkles and pores less visible so it also totally won me over.

In the background you can see another product from the line, the Anti-redness primer. I haven't tried this one but it uses the logic to obey the laws of complementary colors: to neutralise a shade simply apply its complementary shade. For example this green tinted primer reduces the appearance of red, giving the skin a more even tone.



I have never been shy to try out unexpected colors but many makeup artists agree that dark blue eyeshadow goes great with my dark brown eyes. Nevertheless I have tried different shades on the back of my hand and was surprised how some colors look totally different than in the pan. So I suggest you try them out too because what might scare you off at first might look totally great on you!



This is me with my makeup artist Yves, who did a great job!

Overall I really had a great time testing the new products and since I'm always curious to find out about new makeup techniques this line has some great products! What about you, do you use a primer/base before your foundation?
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I like


Older shots: vintage blazer and top, bag - korean streetmarket, earstuds - local shop in bern, bracelet - carina

New clutch/wallet from mango. 50% ^^ I like!

Have a nice weekend dear readers!
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Jun 16, 2010

New season


Yves Saint Laurent Arty flower ring

Still not over those YSL metall rings. Basically it doesn't matter which one, they're all gorgeous.


Marc by Marc Jacobs Small French leather wallet

It's time I buy myself a new, sleek wallet. This color would brighten up my mood, that's for sure.


Source: Net a porter

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Wednesday's Inspiration: Erin Fetherston Resort 2011



Today's inspiration comes from Erin Fetherston's latest resort collection. These four feminine looks were my favorites, especially the long-sleeved blouse with the giant bow.

Click here to see the complete collection.
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Jun 13, 2010

L'amour, c'est le soleil après la pluie.



Finally on our third and last day we got lucky and the sun was shining most of the time. Since we wanted to do some shopping AND enjoy the sun we didn't go into any malls but rather walked around lots and discovered cute little shops. Three days were definitely not enough to experience the parisian lifestyle properly so I hope to go there again some time!





Trousers: Zara
Belt: H&M
Bag: vintage



Place Saint-Germain des Prés



Denim jacket: Mango
Shirt: H&M
Sunglasses: YSL


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Jun 12, 2010

Deuxième jour





Our second day consisted again of visiting the main sites and lots of eating. In fact, ever since I saw Maren's post about Kong, I also wanted to eat there just like Carrie. ^^ My sister and I found the interior design rather girly and kitschy but nevertheless had a delicious lunch there.



The mild temperatures (albeit with light rain showers troughout the day) allowed me to wear a dress. I though it was pretty casual an non-fussy but the overknee socks turned out to be very annoying since they kept slipping down. Needless to say I bought new tights and changed into them a few hours later... ^^



Lace-up shoes: Dosenbach



Panthéon



Blazer: vintage Emporio Armani
Denim dress: Zara
Overknee socks: Bershka
Bag: vintage




Pont Neuf
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Le sombre Paris



When we booked our short trip to Paris some months ago, we thought to ourselves "Oh it must be so lovely in June, walking around in airy dresses, enjoying coffee and crèpes outside, lying in the parks under sunny blue skies" Well our first day was totally different. It was raining all day long and many touristics sites were almost empty (which came in handy, I have to admit).

Here are some gloomy pictures I took on our first day in Paris, sprinkled with a few outfit pictures inbetween:



Louvre



Jacket: Clockhouse
Pearl necklace: vintage (from my mom)
Silver necklace: COS




Sacré-Cœur



Bag: vintage (from my aunt)
Skirt: Zara




At a café in Montmartre



Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel



Sacré-Cœur
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Jun 11, 2010

Friday's Inspiration

Hanneli Mustaparta
Mixing white with beige tones
Very summery outfits without showing too much skin.
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