Dec 31, 2011

A new year is unfolding

We sincerely want to thank every single reader out there for your support! Wa can't wait to see what 2012 has to offer..

Here's a chronological recap of 2011:




















 
♥ Cheers to a new year and new chances ♥
 
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Dec 26, 2011

Current favorite beauty products and a giveaway



In stressful times most people tend to neglect their beauty needs, but I on the other hand put in some extra effort. Why? Because everything else is nerve-racking as it is, I wouldn’t want to be upset over bad skin or hair as well. So during my exams, which are finally over, I didn’t skimp on my current favorite beauty products and want to share them with you. We’re also giving away one of these products (and also a whole set of the range) to one lucky reader, so read on…

The rather new Lash Architect 4D black lacquer mascara* by L’Oréal is truly wonderful, if you’re into the false lash effect, that is. Which I totally am, especially for stronger and more dramatic looks.

Oh how I love the Awapuhi Wild Ginger series by Paul Mitchell! I got to get to know the brand at an intimate Paul Mitchell event some time ago, when the hairdresser who styled my hair recommended this range to me as I have rather dry hair. I’ve been using every single product of the range for a bit over a month and am absolutely thrilled, especially with this styling treatment oil I use after blow drying or styling my hair with a curling iron to smooth the ends and give it an overall silky shine. Mi-Ji and I are giving away the Awapuhi Wild Ginger set with generously sized products** so you can try the range as well. If you’re interested in winning this set, hop over to our Facebook Fan Page to find out how you can enter the giveaway.

I love reading Into the Gloss, which is my favorite beauty blog. There are some products which are featured a lot on there and the Embryolisse lait-crème concentré is one of these cult products beauty gurus recommend all the time. I’ve been using it for a couple of months and came to the conclusion that my skin loves it most in winter because it is quite rich, and during the other seasons I only use it at night.


*this product was provided to me by L'Oréal Switzerland for consideration on Styleseeking Zurich

** the set we're giving away in cooperation with Paul Mitchell Switzerland includes the following products: Keratin Intensive Treatment, Moisturizing Lather Shampoo, Keratin Cream Rinse, Texturizing Sea Spray, Styling Treatment Oil and a Finishing Spray.
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Dec 18, 2011

Because when I shop, the world gets better


Source: gold&gray
Christmas shopping is a stressful process for many people. But let's anticipate how our loved ones will rejoice at our gifts! So, enjoy it! And the best part of holiday shopping: sneak in a present for yourself ; )
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Dec 14, 2011

The eyeliner - our BFF



Gel eyeliner or eyeshadow eyeliner? Eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder?

What would you choose?

Esp. Asian girls and women love the effects of the eyeliner - the eyeliner is our BFF.

Head over to thetwist and read about my makeup routine!

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Dec 13, 2011

Tuesday's Detail: Red & Gold




Earclips - vintage

Getting into Christmas mood by mixing gold and red!

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Dec 11, 2011

Abichi Patent Satchel


This Phillip Lim bag isn't particularly beautiful but insanely cool! I just spotted it a few minutes ago and had to post it! This bag is too fly to leave it in my inspiration folder.

Have a good start into the week everyone!

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Dec 10, 2011

December

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Dec 6, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration




Source: streetfsn

♥ Isabel Marant Pants ♥
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Dec 1, 2011

Thursday's Detail: Shirt & Sweater






Some of you might already know that I love detail shots. So I decided to post more close ups hoping to become a more active blogger!


Today's detail: Shirt and Earclips - thrifted, Sweater - H&M
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Nov 28, 2011

H&M SS12






Here are some items of the H&M SS12 collection for those who are already sick of colder days and fantasizing about spring/summer must-haves!

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Nov 23, 2011

Result: Schild Styling




By referring to this post - the two outfits above are my absolute favorite looks I styled for Schild! It was a challenge to create a look within a certain pool of items and I'm glad it came out exactly the way I wanted!

Here are some details of the outfits:



For more looks and information click here!

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Nov 20, 2011

We've still got time, let's make the most of it.



I am aware that this look pretty much resembles my last outfit posted on here that's why I'm keeping it short. I'm all about comfy sweaters and basic colors these days (well almost always actually) but as you can notice the lightweight trench was replaced by a wool coat and there is no way I'm stepping outside without a scarf or a snood trying to minimize the risk of getting ill right before very important exams. Pyjama like soft sweaters are also great for days spent studying at the library...

Coat: Vero Moda Sweater: Zara Necklace: COS Rings: Rhomberg
Trousers: H&M Boots: Globus

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Cantuccini Toscani



Of course I've eaten Cantuccini before my trip to Italy last summer but these crunchy biscuits usually only accompanied my coffee. In Tuscany I found out that traditionally they were served with a glass of Vin Santo, an Italian dessert wine. The cantuccini may be dunked into the wine to make them less dry.

I was lucky enough to take home some almonds from Tuscany and decided to make something typical with them. Below is the recipe I followed to bake the cantuccini:



Ingredients:

175 g almonds, whole
250 g flour
180 g sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 packets vanilla sugar
½ little bottle of bitter almond oil
1 pinch of salt
25 g butter, room temperature
2 eggs




How to:


Roast the dry whole almonds in a pan. For the batter combine flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla sugar, bitter almond oil and salt stir well in a bowl. Add the eggs and butter until the ingredients stay together in a ball of dough and mix in the roasted, cooled almonds. The dough is going to be very sticky. With the help of a little bit of flour form the dough into a ball and put it into a cold place for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 4 to 6 pieces (depending on the width you wish) and form a log, elongating them to a length of 25 cm. Press down gently with the palm of your hand to flatten the logs.

Preheat your oven to 200°C. Put parchment paper onto the baking tray. Put the logs onto the parchment paper, making sure there is enough space between them (about 8 cm, they spread and rise).

Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes until they are lightly toasted. Transfer the rolls onto a wire rack to cool slightly and then cut diagonally in 1cm thick slices. Arrange the cantuccini on the prepared tray, cut side down. It isn't necessary to leave space between them anymore. Bake them for an additional 10 minutes until the cantuccini are golden brown. Let the biscuits cool completely and keep in a container with a tight-fitting cover.

Buon appetito!
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Nov 18, 2011

Friends



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Nov 15, 2011

Sneak peek: Schild Styling



Announcement made by Stilblog


Last week I had the pleasure of styling 5 looks for the online shop Schild. It was a new experience to look behind the scenes and be part of a creative process. I had such a cozy time together with the whole crew and especially with Larissa from Stilblog, who got me into this fun feature!

Here's a sneak peek of the shooting we did! Can't wait for the result!





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Nov 11, 2011

Charles Vögele Fashion Days 2011: Swiss Fashion Night and annabelle award

Since 2010 Zurich is also having its own fashion days and the city is full on fashion mode this week. I cleared my schedule to attend the Swiss Fashion Night yesterday which also included the annabelle award.

The Swiss Magazine annabelle organizes each year a competition for young Swiss designers with the chance to win an internship at a renowned designer's atelier. The designer in question for the 8th annual annabelle award was Roberto Cavalli, who also showed his Just Cavalli S/S 2012 collection and chose a winner amongst the five finalists.

But first, have a look at the collections of established Swiss designers.



LBD Little Black Dress S/S 2012

Eliane Diethelm and Joanna Skoczylas dedicated their label to the iconic little black dress but their spring/summer 2012 collection is very colorful and classy like the name suggests.




Aziza Zina S/S 2012

Morena Gonzales and Moritz Stoll of Aziza Zina were inspired by the Roaring Twenties era for their spring/summer 2012 collection called Calle della Damas.




Javier Reyes S/S 2012

Javier Reyes' spring/summer 2012 collection carries the colors that remind him of his birthland Mexico: the beige beaches, blue seas and green landscape. His swissness shows itself in the craftsmanship, namely the St. Gallen embroidery.





annabelle award 2011 winner Maxime Rappaz' design

Roberto Cavalli chose Maxime Rappaz to be his intern. Above is one of his two designs with which he entered the competition.




Roberto Cavalli, after his Just Cavalli show
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Versace for H&M: accessories and shoes

As most of you probably already have seen pictures of the entire Versace for H&M collection we decided to only show some close up pictures of the shoes and accessories we were able to preview yesterday. For the very first time the designer collaboration will also include a home collection.

Fans of the iconic and bold Versace designs with lots of color, prints and leather should mark November 17th in their calendars, when the collection will be available in stores.








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Nov 9, 2011

Wednesday's Interior Decoration Inspiration: living room



There are so many details that make me swoon in these two pictures: first of all I love the dark hardwood floors and the hammered drum table. The seating area in general looks extremely cosy with all those pillows and the one with the skull is a welcoming break from the muted colors...

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Nov 4, 2011

Destiny or fate or purpose or whatever





 
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Bag, Shoes, Blazer - local shop in Seoul, Top - Flea market, Beanie - H&M, Pants - Vila Clothes

Just a few outfit shots with my crappy digicam before heading to the gym, that's why I'm wearing almost no jewelry. I didn't feel naked though!

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