May 30, 2011

The Freitag GESSNER Bag

We already introduced you to the iconic Swiss brand FREITAG in this post. I'm lucky enough to call this modern Freitag GESSNER Bag mine. The bag is named after the founder of the renowned Swiss quality newspaper 'Neue Zürcher Zeitung'.

The bag itself is very boyish and it helps to dress down an outfit. But since the texture, shape and color are very unique, it upgrades your look without covering up the whole outfit. Another big plus is its robust nature. It doesn't matter where you place down the bag or if you're on the road when it rains. The Freitag GESSNER Bag really enriches my wardrobe!

Check out the different blue nuances here! The GESSNER bag is also available in white/grey shades!


Monday's Inspiration

Wishing everyone a good start into the new week!

photo source:


May 29, 2011

Sunday's Recipe: eggplant and avocado sandwich

Sandwiches are a guilty pleasure of mine, especially when they are made with my favorite veggie: eggplant! If you don't have time to cook dinner but still want to use up some vegetables you have in your fridge, then this recipe might do the trick:

Ingredients (makes 4 sandwiches):

bread (you could also use burger buns)
salad leaves
2 tomatoes
1 eggplant
1 avocado
100 g yogurt
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 clove of garlic
dash of green Tabasco
salt and pepper
olive oil

How to:

Wash the eggplant and slice lenghtwise, then shallow fry in a little bit of hot olive oil until golden brown. Meanwhile prepare the bread, slice the tomatoes and the avocado and lightly salt. Crush the clove of garlic and mix with the yogurt, mayonnaise, tabasco and season with salt and pepper. Spread the sauce on the bread and garnish with the salad, eggplant, avocado and tomato slices.

P.S: Of course you could also make a low calorie version of this by using whole wheat bread, skipping the mayo or replacing it with a low-fat one and preparing the eggplant in the oven.


May 28, 2011

Lace & Color

White lace top: Dorothy Perkins
Shorts: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Three-tone sandal: Zara
Nail Polish: YSL
Fragrance: Estée Lauder
Lip Balm: Clinique
Ring: Katie Rowland

source 1:
Stone Cold Fox 11 look book via

May 25, 2011

Wednesday's Interior Decoration Inspiration: my bedroom reveal

As promised long ago, here’s a little insight into my bedroom. I think you can definitely see the influence this bedroom post had on how I decorated my own. Some of the ideas like the branch clothing rack could not be implemented due to limited space (even though my sister found the perfect branch and painted it white). Other wishes such as having differenty minty blue hues (I painted four canvases in color gradient from palest mint to Tiffany blue) and crates as bedside tables came true.

The crates are on both sides of my bed with the same lamp on top. Unfortunately for me, Lilly seems to think it's ok to scratch the crates. It kind of is... better those than the brand new couch!

What is not ok is to chew/bite my Vogues. Poor Vogue Germany August 2004 issue...

The cover below was only framed because I loved how Daria's dress went so well with my lamp and vice versa. ^^ Plus it was another pop of easy breezy blue.

The mirror below was originally gold and the Eiffel Tower figurine used to be gold as well.
Small changes...


May 22, 2011

Sunday's Recipe: Mediterranean pasta salad

Whenever I’m invited to a BBQ I bring this pasta salad over and it’s always one of the first things gone on the buffet. I could never take credit for this since you can’t possibly do wrong with these delicious ingredients. But I believe what makes this one stand out is the dressing which is sweet and sour and goes so well with the other ingredients...

Ingredients (serves 4):

250 gr pasta (I always use Orecchiette for this salad)
200 gr Mozzarrella
150 gr dried tomatoes
150 gr rocket
50 gr pine nuts


5 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp basil pesto
1 tsp french mustard
1 tsp honey
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
salt and pepper, to taste
freshly grated Parmesan

How to:

Cook pasta al dente as label directs. Meanwhile lightly roast the pine nuts in a saucepan and wash the rocket. Dice the Mozzarrella and dried tomatoes. Mix everything in a large bowl. For the dressing whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pesto, mustard and honey and season with salt and pepper. Before serving, add some freshly grated Parmesan on top.


May 19, 2011

Sweet-cakes and milkshakes

There haven't been many posts by me lately but I think after yesterday's little post you know why. I still try to juggle work, Master thesis, and blogging but this week I allowed myself a couple of days off to celebrate my sister's birthday and meet-up with my girls. And to change out of my boring library or work-at-home attire I trusted in bright colors to keep me energized and I can assure you, it works!

really fun lemony yellow nails and pink lips

Blazer and top: Zara
Bag: Maison Mollerus


May 18, 2011

Studienteilnehmer für meine Masterarbeit gesucht

Wie wird unser Modegeschmack von den Medien beeinflusst?

Welche Medien ziehen wir zum Beispiel heran, wenn wir uns über die neuesten Trends informieren wollen?

Während einer Online-Untersuchung, an der du bequem von zuhause aus teilnehmen kannst, wirst du in einem Online-Magazin blättern und einen Ausschnitt vom Sex and the City 1 Film schauen. Damit dabei auch was herauskommt, wirst du anschliessend einige Fragen dazu beantworten.

Selbstverständlich werden deine Daten streng vertraulich und anonym behandelt und können nicht mit deiner Person in Verbindung gebracht werden.

Die Umfrage dauert etwa 40 Minuten und unter allen Teilnehmern wird ein 100 CHF Einkaufsgutschein von Zara verlost.

Klick hier, um die Studie zu starten.

Herzlichen Dank für deine Unterstützung!


Explanation: This post is written in German only because I'm looking for participants to take part in an online survey I'm conducting for my Master thesis.

picture source: Jak&Jil

Wednesday's Inspiration

Who doesn't love Alexander Wang?

I am actually not a big fan of his clothing lines but I do love his sense for unique bags and shoes. These Dakota Lace Up Booties are divine.

I'd go for the black ones! What about you?

Source: 1, 2


May 17, 2011

I still remember all the sweet things you said, they keep me up at night

I don't know why but I stick to fragrances that aren't up to date.. Light blue is something I recently became aware of although it has been on the market for a long time. I love all creamy thingy fragrances! I am not a fresh-scented-girl at all! My favorites so far are Laura by Laura Biagiotti, Femme by Hugo Boss and Light Blue by D&G. Please let me know if other fragrances in this style spring to your minds!


May 13, 2011

H&M Autumn/Winter 2011 Preview

Here’s a sneak peek of the coming H&M Fall/Winter 2011 collection. It awaits you not only burgundy, camel, cognac and nude but also more glaring colors. I really like the small enamel purse and the idea of how it adds the right amount of color to your outfits in fall and winter.
If you have an affection for bold jewelry pieces, the fall/winter collection won’t disappoint you. The accessories are either decent or really chunky and richly colored.
The coming fall/winter will be anything than dreary.


May 8, 2011

FREITAG iPhone Sleeve Giveaway: Winner

The winner is number 27! Congratulations to hyunkyung

Please send us an email with your name and address!

Thank you everyone so much for participating in the giveaways!

Let's hope there'll be another one anytime soon..

May 6, 2011

Surrounded by flowers

flowers picked from the side of the road

flowers on antique china

Kate Moss in "jardin d'églantines" by Valentino haute couture in Vogue Paris May 2011 issue


little things that make me happy

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

photos: private

May 5, 2011

Thursday's Beauty Post: body scrub by Sabon

I love the fresh and smooth feeling a good body scrub evokes and use mine once or twice a week to enjoy baby-soft skin. Apart from my homemade coffee scrub (might give you the recipe if you don't think it's too gross ^^) this is currently my favorite: Sabon's Fig Coco body scrub.

I came across this brand during my trip to Amsterdam and immediately loved the store and their product range. What I love most about this scrub is - apart from the heavenly smell - that the deep sea salt grains exfoliate amazingly well without being too harsh to your skin. The mixture of macadamia, almond, and soya bean oils leaves your skin moisturized and supple.

What is your favorite body scrub?

May 4, 2011

Korean Azalea Blossoms

My parents just sent me these beautiful photos from Wonmi mountain! The azaleas are so hypnotic!

I really wish I could stroll around the area now...


Wednesday's Interior Decoration Inspiration: white kitchen

White is the epitome of brightness and cleanliness and is definitely the color my dream kitchen would be! Add a nice chalkboard to write down my menus and flowers to decorate my place and I'm a happy girl.


1: unknown
2: Desire to Inspire
3/4: Salincakta Iki Kisi

P.S: Lilly was featured on Desire to Inspire's weekly pets on furniture post. Click here to see my beauty and also a tiny peak into my bedroom!

May 3, 2011

Chic simplicity

Stackable Gold Rings: Sku

Sometimes I think it pays off not to jump on a trend that you know won't be around for too long. These items can be considered safe, but I'd rather add intriguing details with delicate stackable rings and just the right amount of color in this glossy two-toned satchel!

Leather satchel: NW3 via ASOS

May 2, 2011

Monday's Inspiration: la vie en rose

Why not listen to this song to have a good start into the week?

Source: private photo
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