Apr 30, 2011

Jewelry by ManiaMania

Immortals ring: Organic cage ring made of bronze with Amazonite crystal

I absolutely adore these cage rings by ManiaMania, a label launched in 2009 by Australian art director and stylist duo Melanie Kamsler and Tamila Purvis. Inspired by mysticism and magic their collections have stunningly bold signature pieces I'd love to wear.

Vagabond Cuff: Large wood grain texture cuff with Smokey Quartz crystal

Immortals ring: Organic cage ring made of sterling silver with a Smokey Quartz crystal

Source: ManiaMania


Apr 29, 2011

I carry you. You'll carry me. That's how it could be.

Blazer and shoes: Zara Blouse: vintage Belt: mexx Trousers: H&M
Bag: C&A Ring: from a shop in Istanbul Bracelet: Massimo Dutti

An outfit I wore about two weeks ago when it was sunnier out than today. These peeptoes have been sitting unworn in my closet for about five years. I must have liked them that much back then I had also bought the same pair in red. I came to hate low heeled shoes in the last years but actually they work very well on days you want to wear flats but want to add a bit of femininity to your walk...


Apr 28, 2011

Thursday's Beauty Post: nail polishes by Uslu Airlines

Nail Polish Wic by Uslu Airlines, named after the aiport Wick in the UK

How fun is it to name nail polishes after airports?
Uslu Airlines, a brand I came across every now and then but didn't really know much about, makes not only the coolest shades but is also creative when it comes to naming them. I'm talking about a Berlin based cosmetics brand created by Turkish makeup artist Feride Uslu and German entrepreneur Jan Mihm in 2003, who became very successful in a rather short period of time. Their collaborations are always unusal and sold out quickly. I have no idea where their products are sold in Switzerland but they do have an online shop!

Already checked out what "your" airport color looks like?


Apr 27, 2011

Wednesday's Interior Decoration Inspiration: breezy Spring

Some things I already own - or would like to call my own - that reflect my taste in interior decoration and living in general.

Scented candle: diptyque Vase: House of Fraser Lamp: Pacific Coast
Mint Tea: Fortnum & Mason Moroccan tea glasses: Mighty Leaf

Bed Tray: Crate&Barrel Ceramic Bowl: Habitat
Cake Plate: Williams-Sonoma Hydrangeas: my new flower arrangement crush


Apr 26, 2011

The FREITAG Hutchins bag

Last week MiJi and I paid a visit at the FREITAG shop in Switzerland to see their current Reference collection and we were lucky enough to receive a bag of our choice. We will tell you more about this iconic brand from Zurich in another post when we will also unveil our next giveaway for you.

Meet my new Hutchins bag, which is named after the founder of the Washington Post. A really cool bag which is the perfect size to carry around your documents and laptop, plus some other necessary items every girl needs in her bag!

I love how the classic shape has a modern twist due to its unique material. I'm sure you'll see this bag in many outfit posts to come!

You can have a look at the entire Reference Collection here.

Apr 24, 2011

I made myself out of the love you no longer wanted

Don't you love to display your jewelry pieces?

I finally found a lovely two-part etagère! I guess the next step is to collect more earstuds to fill out a three-part etagère! One in black would be nice..

A very Happy Easter to everyone!

Apr 21, 2011

Thursday's Beauty post: new favorites

L'Oréal Color Riche Serum in Radiant Rose

With a serum at the heart, this lipstick is very creamy and moisturizing! Love that the color can be built up to a very vibrant fuchsia. When I'm wearing this I keep my eyes pretty neutral, just a flick of eyeliner and some mascara will do.

MAC eyeshadows in Carbon, Satin Taupe and Brulé
MAC brush No. 217

Carbon is one of the eyeshadows I've been using for smokey eyes for a long time now but recently I also bought Satin Taupe and Brulé. For proper blending purposes I finally decided to "splurge" on the 217 brush and I find it really good! If you also like to watch makeup tutorials I can recommend you Pixiwoo's channel! Here's a smokey eyes look she did using some of the products I pictured above.

Apr 20, 2011

You matter

It's much too warm for this time of year. You might know by now that I'm not a sun-seeker..so I didn't take off my blazer on principle, but not to look too somber I combined it with an african printed top. I love exotic patterns.

I wore this outfit yesterday when Neslihan and I were about to meet a key person for our next collaboration. We'll have more details on that soon.


Apr 17, 2011

Sunday's Recipe: French Toast

I could eat french toasts anytime of the day but they just taste particularly delicious on a Sunday morning. Below is the recipe (click here for German):

Ingredients: serves 2

2 eggs
50ml milk
20gr flour
20gr sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinammon
1 pinch of salt
3 slices bread
1 tablespoon butter
maple syrup

How to:

Whisk all the ingredients in a shallow bowl until foamy. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Dip the slices of bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat thoroughly. Let excess drip back into bowl. Cook the bread slices turning, until both sides are nicely browned, about 2 minutes each side.Transfer to a warm plate and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining bread and egg mixture. Serve with maple syrup or sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Have a good Sunday, everyone!

Apr 14, 2011

Ottoman dress

I was sent this gorgeous ASOS dress a couple of weeks ago but waited for the perfect occasion to wear it. This weekend one of our best friends is getting married and with the bachelorette party and other festivities we had many occasions to dress up.

Asymmetric one shoulder dresses are one of my favorite shapes one me and combined with the drapiness of the fabric and its name, I needed to have it in my closet.

Ring and dress: c/o ASOS

Thursday's Beauty Post: spring updos


1: Into The Gloss
2/3/4: weheartit

Apr 13, 2011

Wednesday's Interior Decoration Inspiration: Vanity Trays

Currently on the hunt for: vanity trays

They can be in a baroque style as pictured above or more modern in acrylic, silver or in a bold pattern. As for me, I'll probably be looking for them on flea markets to add some finishing touches to my apartment. Just in case I won't find what I'm looking for I thought a framed mirror could also be used as a tray to display your favorite items.

How do you like to organize/display your favorite makeup, perfumes or jewelry?


Apr 12, 2011

Tuesday's Inspiration: Olivia Palermo

Chanelling the always chic and sophisticated Olivia Palermo with red nail polish and eye-catching jewelry.


1: The Fashion Spot
2/3: private


Apr 11, 2011

A love like that

Both rings: H&M

Source: private photos

Apr 10, 2011

Turkish Mint Lemonade

It almost seems like we skipped spring this year!
The weather has been incredibly sunny and hot for this time of year and I can see a new freckle appearing on my nose every day. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that our barbecue parties already made a comeback. I wanted to make a non-alcoholic* refreshing drink and looked up this recipe I knew from visiting Turkey. It has the most refreshing minty and citrusy flavor without being neither too sweet nor too sour.

What I like most about this recipe is that you can make more lemon syrup and store it in the fridge to dilute with water to make lemonade whenever you want.

The pictures are not that lovely since it was already getting dark when I was serving the peppermint lemonade but everybody loved it and that’s the most important point for me.

Recipe, serves 6 (translated from the original):


2 cups of lemon syrup (recipe below)
2 cups of cold water
2 cups of ice (and some more for serving)
1.25 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Fresh mint leaves and lemon/lime slices for decoration

How to:

Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice and serve with sliced lemons and some mint leaves.

Recipe for lemon syrup (makes 2.5 cups of syrup):

A bunch of fresh mint leaves
2 cups of water
1 cup of granulated sugar
Grated rind of 3 lemons and 1 lime

How to:

In a small pot, combine the water, sugar and grated rind and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the mint leaves and let everything cool for an hour. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and store in a glass bottle in the fridge. This way you can keep it for several days and dilute it the way I mentioned above.

*of course you can always add Limoncello or Vodka to mix alcoholic drinks ^^

hint: Next time I'll try it with basil instead of mint, should also taste amazing!

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