Dec 30, 2013

Last day of 2013

 
 
WE WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR FILLED WITH LOVE, PEACE AND JOY!
CHEERS TO A MEANINGFUL CHAPTER WAITING TO BE WRITTEN!
 
Sincerely yours,
Neslihan & Mi-Ji
 
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Dec 28, 2013

Encrusted Treasures - Belugaria



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Dec 22, 2013

Advent-Giveaway #4: Biomazing


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Dec 15, 2013

Advent-Giveaway #3: JuwelKerze



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Dec 14, 2013

Last Sunday


Before heading to the Christmas sale Heiliger Bimbam in Zurich last Sunday. I love it when the skies are clear blue, the sun shines but the air is so fresh you're happy you're all bundled up. Mulled wine on top of that and that's close to perfection... 

 Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to check back for our 3rd advent giveaway tomorrow.


Coat: Burberry Brit 


Tartan print trousers: Zara
Boots: Zalando Collection 


Sweater: Zara


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Dec 10, 2013

Luxodo.com - Festive season meets street chic style


If you're too busy to go shopping for yourself (or loved ones - as 'tis the season for gifting after all) online shops are a huge time saver. We've been recently introduced to Luxodo, a German online shop which brings together the best fashion and design stores in Europe on one platform. Have you ever wanted to get your hands on something from a shop in trendy Berlin or Hamburg? Well, here you can do just that!


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Dec 8, 2013

Advent-Giveaway #2: Freitag

 
 
Giveaway:
 
Win a CAROLINE Wallet from Freitag!
 
We popped by the Freitag store to pick out our next giveaway goodie and came across this beautiful wallet in pomegranate red marked by whitely abrasions. As you might know, all products from Freitag are made of used truck tarpaulins. (Read our past post to recall their concept)
 
Funnily there's a saying in South Korea, that red wallets attract and bring wealth - so, you better enter this giveaway ;)
 
How to participate:
1. Leave here a comment with your forename mentioning on what you like red color the most.
2. Also like our Facebook Fan Page if you wish to get updates.   
 
The giveaway is open worldwide and ends December 14th, 2013 at noon 12pm!
 
Click here if you want to see a 360-degree view of the Caroline wallet.

 
On a side note: Freitag recently launched new business bags with a cunning pocket system, which is convenient for those carrying around multiple gadgets. And for everyone looking for smartphone sleeves, Freitag not only offers iPhone covers but incorporated finally Samsung Galaxy sleeves into its assortment.
 
 
If you're still looking for a unique Christmas gift for a special loved one, Freitag might take the work out of your hands: The glowing paper-bag below is not only a pretty decoration in the store, but also a gift coupon. The lucky person receiving such a voucher in the form of a paper-bag can pick out a DRAGNET model on its own - online or in the shop!
 
 
Good luck everyone!
 
*CLOSED / Thank you everyone so much for entering our 2nd giveaway!
The lucky winner is CARO!
Congratulations! Please contact us via email styleseekingzurich@gmx.ch
 
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Dec 7, 2013

Festive Nails

 

Why not express festive spirit through sparkly nailart?
Essie's latest winter collection includes some pretty amazing glitter nail lacquers! Each of them are laced with different glitter elements and base color like the ones shown above:
 
(from left to right)


I went for the dark garnet red nailpolish to start off my personal season of solemnly nails and I absolutely love the color and texture of it. Since the base color is dark, the lighter glitters doesn't show off in a pushy way, it's quite the opposite: the nails appear rather mystical through the dainty glitters.

 
The jet-black lacquer is the next one I'm going to try out...
 
Have a look at my Instagram if you want to check out more of Essie's winter creations!
 
 
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Dec 6, 2013

Street One


Maybe you're heading to the mountains during the holidays and want to stay warm and cozy, yet also true to your style? The selections below from street-one.ch will work for a laid-back après-ski, chilling in front of a fire place or can be dressed up to be worn for family functions as well.

 

1. Chiffon Blouse Dacia: Why not go for chiffon instead of your go-to cotton button-down shirt? This checked transparent shirt adds lightness to an autmnal color palette and can be worn alone for a daring look or layered.

2. Sweater Aurelia A grey viskose-alpaca sweater is a winter basic in our book. The zipper at the back adds a twist to its classic shape. 

3. Two-Tone Sweater Elisa: One can never have enough sweaters when living in a climate this cold like Switzerland's. This black&white roundneck sweater is one of our favorites.

4. Print-Blouse Veronika: Wear this blouse tucked into a leather pencil skirt, add some gold accessories and do your nails in a vibrant red to achive a classic and feminine Christmas outfit.

 5. Coated Denim York If you love a leathery look and feel to your trousers like us, you'll love coated denim. Give your black skinny's a break and add slightly some color with these.

If you want to feel slightly dressier, than you might incorporate one of these pieces into your outfit:



 
1. Beanie Moja: The decent metallic print not only turns an ordinary beanie into a showier one but also adds the ultimate Christmasy feeling to it.

2. Lace-Shirt Bella: Worn without any accessories, the top appears cozy but still elegant due to the fine lace detailing and the chiffon-layer. The Bella shirt can be easily vamped up though by putting on some electric lipstick and a bold necklace.

3. Chiffon Blouse Vanda: How about glaming up with some sequins? We definitely wouldn't mind having this classy blouse hanging in our closet.

4. Bouclé-Jacket Becca: This outerwear functions either as an elegant tweed jacket or an easygoing cardigan - the bouclé yarn valorizes every look. And don't you just love the subtle frilly edges?

5. Lace-Shirt Delia: Spice up your outfit with explicit lace without showing skin! The lining highlights the lace in a very sexy way and also gives your outfit the "turning-heads-effect"!

Which item would you like to dress down or vamp up?

Visit Street One if you want to explore more clothing options and try them on in a virtual dressing room!

 
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Dec 5, 2013

In the woods


Finally a new outfit post which isn't a remnant of distant lazy summer days.
 I was planning to shoot some outfits while I was away in the mountains for a weekend retreat but apparently I was too busy to check the forecast before leaving, which resulted in me being surprised by below zero temperatures and snow lying on the ground already. As I was not well equipped to brave the cold we spent most of our time in the spa or indoors, the only outfit snapshots I have are these.

I've always liked simple plaid button-down's (this outfit makes me laugh so hard right now). The newest addition to my wardrobe is this Mint&Berry cotton tartan shirt I bought on Zalando which I already wore multiple times. Definitely a new favorite of mine.


Blouse: Mint & Berry
Jeans: Mavi


Coat: Zara
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Dec 3, 2013

Edelweiss wishlist and opportunity to win a Globus gift card

When Edelweiss, a Swiss magazine hugely popular in the French speaking part of Switzerland and virtually the only print magazine I'm subscribed to, asked some bloggers to compile a wishlist, I was all in. My selection for Edelweiss readers includes some things I have already and some I wouldn't mind at all receiving (hint hint to whoever is reading). To pay homage to my "roots" I also included an Alpine T-Shirt from this lovely shop in Zurich called Townhouse and a luxurious candle from Cire Trudon named Ottoman. Some practical outerwear, beauty stuff to pamper yourself in the colder months, gifts to create a stylish and cozy home and an interesting book to read (and look at) while sipping a  hot cup of Kusmi tea complete my ten items. Have look at the slideshow on Edelweiss to get the info where to buy the items.

Now to the fun part: Browse all the wishlists created by Swiss bloggers and vote for whichever you like best. The blogger who receives the most votes - and also of course a voter - can win a Globus gift card worth 500 CHF. Of course I'd be happy if it were YOU and me who could go on a shopping spree, so thanks in advance for your support and votes until December 15th!
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Dec 1, 2013

Advent-Giveaway #1: Recycling Lily and Kiehl's



So, here we go with the first giveaway of our advent-giveaway-series!

Recycling Lily + Kiehl's
What do they have in common?

The Swiss movie Recycling Lily by Pierre Monnard demonstrates in a very charming yet pensive way how much garbage we produce and what it means to recycle. You can expect a refreshing movie highlighting Swiss mentality with colorful images throughout the movie. Oh, and of course there's a love story too! Watch the trailer here!

As we have mentioned this before, Kiehl's is a very eco-responsible brand we personally really love: All Kiehl's bottles are 100% recyclable and the labels are printed with environmentally sustainable soy ink. Kiehl's also rewards you with new products if you return empty Kiehl's bottles to one of their stores.

Giveaway:

Win two tickets for the movie Recycling Lily and a Kiehl's goodie bag!
(Goodie Bag: Generous samples of Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, Ultra Facial Creme, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Creme de Corps, Shower Gel) 

How to participate:
Leave here a comment mentioning who you'd like to surprise with a free ticket and whether you have ever used a product from Kiehl's! Also we would be delighted if you liked our Facebook Fan Page if you haven't yet. 
(Please do not leave a comment as 'anonymous')
We will choose two winners receiving each two tickets and a goodie bag. The giveaway is open for everyone residing in Switzerland and ends December 7th, 2013 at noon 12pm!
Good luck!

*CLOSED / The winners are MIRIAM and MARCEL!
Please contact us via email styleseekingzurich@gmx.ch
Congratulations!
 
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Nov 28, 2013

Countdown: Advent-Giveaway-Series

 
 
With our Advent-Giveaway-Series we want to thank our readers and everyone, who has been supportive! This is our way to express how grateful we are for all those precious experiences we made so far through this blog!
 
 
Mi Ji & Neslihan
 
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Nov 27, 2013

The importance of exfoliation


To keep my face free from impurities and make sure it looks fresh and smooth, I regularly use exfoliators not just on my body but also my face. The gentle exfoliating action renews the skin, preparing it for further treatments which are now heavier and oilier to keep it supple and plump during winter time. Here are three of my current exfoliators which I use in rotation.
 
Caudalie is a brand I feel a strong connection to in regards to their philosophy, even though I haven't used this particular product for that long yet. This Deep Cleansing Exfoliator is the "most thorough" of the bunch, meaning in my opinion it has the most noticeable peeling effect after only one use, providing a deep-down skin renewal and refined texture. Due to menthol being one of the ingredients this peeling has an ultra-fresh effect, while the grape pulp deeply moisturizes and soothes. Compared to Kiko's, this feels more like 'whipped cream’ in texture, with fresh and fruity notes of grapefruit and white peach for an uplifting and satisfying aroma.

The 3D lifting gommage was the first product I tried by the brand Kiko. This exfoliating renewing scrub is a purple cream with small but effective exfoliating granules. Compared to the one from Caudalie this has smaller granules and in my opinion it's gentle enough to use everyday. This is in fact something I picked up in an Into the Gloss interview: exfoliating everyday just might make the difference for you, too! One of our readers asked me after this post how I take care of my skin and I honestly think that exfoliating often has changed a lot for me: my pores are less clogged, people actually comment on that "glow" and I don't feel the need to cover my bare skin with heavy foundations. It's definitely an improvement for me.

The enzym peeling powder* by the natural cosmetics brand Kneipp is my most recent peeling, and compared to the other two it has an exfoliating effect without mechanical friction. I wet a little amount of the powder in my palm and apply it on my slightly moist face, massaging it with light circular movements. After a couple minutes it dries with a white finish and can be removed with lukewarm water after 5-10 minutes. The enzymes gently dissolve dead skin cells, leaving a silky soft feeling. As I know some people don't use peeling products with granules in them, arguing it leaves tiny scratches on the skin's surface, this enzym powder is a less harsh alternative and due to the ingredients (without preservatives such as parabens, without silicone and mineral oils etc.) safe to use even on sensitive skin.

Which are your top face scrubs at the moment? I'd love to receive some tips!

*This product was provided to me by the manufacturers or their PR company for consideration on Styleseeking Zurich.
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Nov 23, 2013

Agent Provocateur: Soirée Collection

 
Now that the festive season is just around the corner, every street, every shop, simply everything appear luxurious, glitzy and fancy. But as you might know, Agent Provocateur's nightwear lines always seem to keep up with the atmosphere of a festal term.
 
 
Here are some impressions of the beautiful and ridiculously sexy Soirée Collection AW13!
 
Names of the lingerie from left to right:

 
Liu Liu, Mei, Gulia, Mei Dress

 
Liu Liu

 
Combination of Solane and Lenara

 
Gulia, Mei Dress, Samarra

 
Shoes by De Siena
 
Have a look at the whole Soirée collection here!

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Nov 22, 2013

C&A on the move

 
Neslihan and I were quite astonished when we received an invitation from C&A to attend their blogger shopping event in the flagship store in Paris! Although C&A is very present in Switzerland, the brand itself isn't perceived as that young and trendy in the fashion scene. So, we got curious and wanted to know what was behind the new concept. Since Neslihan unfortunately couldn't fly to Paris due to schedule overlaps, I decided to head over to the city of love on my own!
 

A nice welcome at the hotel, a quick selfie and I was good to go!


The shopping-party started off with lots of sweet treats...
 
 
and gift cards to shop on the spot.
 
As soon as you walk in the store you realize straightaway how roomy and bright it is. I really have to grant this point since the C&A shops in Zurich appear somehow dark and gloomy.

 
I was also positively surprised by the great assortment they had displayed - I esp. hearted all the knitwear, fluffy sweaters and cardigan jackets, which are all at a reasonable price. It was my very first time thinking of C&A in a different way!
 
 
Everyone was so busy picking out their favorite pieces - not only C&A is on the move; guests and bloggers were also on the move and driven by the fresh makeover!
 
 
Above you might recognize one or the other - many bloggers across Europe came together! It is always a pleasure to meet people with the same hobby and experience together a start of something new.
 
 
Among others, I had a lovely chat with Jocelina from Pink Chocolate Break.
 

23rd of November is the big day!
 
C&A 23, rue Madeleine Vionnet, 93300 Paris, France
 
Oh, and imagine every single guest holding up to three big pink shopping bags - we called it the pink invasion.
 
The 24h-marathon in Paris was crazy, but I'm glad I popped by C&A's flagship store. Now that I know C&A's potential, I can genuinely say that they have great pieces of every price range. I really hope Switzerland catches up on the new makeover as soon as possible!

Thank you C&A for having me!
Make sure to check out #cetaonthemove on Instagram for more photos of the event!
 
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Nov 16, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zurich 2013: Backstage

 
Before the actual show I was invited to have a look at the backstage area to see all the models and makeup artists doing their magic. The atmosphere was much calmer than I thought it would be; everyone seemed to be realxed.

 
The most interesting part was to see the different makeup and hair styles, that was planned for the night and for the different collections - some of the models got curls...


...and some got their hair straightened.


What seemed to be laid-back at the beginning turned slowly into a fashion mayhem by having a closer look at the happenings. The makeup artists were concerned about the perfect fit and all the media people started to mingle among them.
 
But no matter what happens backstage, the show must go on. And in this case Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zurich 2013 really created a well-organized Opening Gala.

(all photos by me)
 
MBFDZ see you next year, hopefully :)
 
 
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Nov 15, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zurich 2013: Opening Gala

 
Yesterday was the big night of the Opening Gala! In the first place, I was excited to meet the lucky winner of our giveaway and of course to attend the show! Here's a little recap of my night:
 
Schiffbau foyer: The quiet before the storm...
 

I met here my date for the night: Sweet Kristina from Beneath the Coat, who won the ticket! We straightly headed over to the VIP-Tent to sip some drinks and get to know each other as well as the brands behind the show.


Show: The actual show started off with Gabriele Colangelo. I loved his collection due to sophisticated accessories like oversized python clutches or geisha-like shoes.


LBD White: As you see below, LBD White used funky fabrics and gave classic evening dresses an interesting twist. I wasn't really into this collection though due to the certain "disco-flair", but I surely liked the variety of materials especially the see-through elements.

 
Zien: The overknee boots were somewhat surprising and definitely a key item of the whole Opening Gala Show. The designer, Maciej Zien, seemed to put effort in the diversity of colors and fabrics. Some of his pieces even had fine golden and silver details/lines, which I found very decent and elegant.


The fashion show ended with the collection of Felder Felder. The pieces presented were very sexy - I mostly couldn't fully relate to a whole outfit/dress, but the specialty of this collection lies in complex details like feather-inspired effects or intricate patterns. Oh, and can you spot Lena Gercke and Anja Leuenberger? :)


(the last four collages are a mix of photos by me and public pictures from cruzbeauty)

To wrap up the night, Zurich managed to bring high fashion to one big stage! I had a lovely time with Kristina and it was great running into other blogger friends I didn't see for a long time or collaboration partners we had so far!

 
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