Outfit: Subtle Tomboy Elegance

I have never been much of a denim fan. I didn't really like the lack of comfiness, except for one pair of favourite jeans each decade. Still, as an adult (haha), leggings just don't seem appropriate most of the time, which was the main reason for me to wear a lot of skirts and dresses with tights, back in the days. WAS. Ever since the invention of 'jeggings', I have been a sucker for these! There's nothing easier you can wear. Like, just grab that second skin and you're dressed. My obsession somehow got to a point, where I have been a little worried about my sense of style, lately. So, I guess, it's time to stop being too lazy - fashionwise - before I turn into one of those track pants mums ;)

Anyway, one of my newest Vintage additions is the green and blue checked Humana find, pictured today. Again, four Euros well spent! In combination with the long shirt, a beanie and jeggings (of course!), this ensemble turned out a little tomboyish, which I don't mind a bit. I sometimes get really excited and inspired when browsing instagram or Pinterest and finding the most wonderful laid-back looks, e.g. by Wildfang.

Love, Julie.

Shirt: Zara, Waistcoat: Vintage, Jeggings, Booties, Beanie: H&M, Bag: Michael Kors


Travels: Hotel Calma | Berlin Mitte

During our #mbfw adventure in Berlin, Katii and I stayed at a very lovely hotel in the middle of the city. We didn't really know why, but we felt so welcome since the minute we arrived. I wanna show you some detailed hotel pictures today, because for anyone with a limited budget considering a Berlin vacation, this accommodation might be perfect. The prices are totally reasonable, the rooms are clean (both, housekeeping and style wise), functional and have comfortable beds, there's free wifi and the breakfast is yummy. Honestly, K. and I spent hours (!) at the cozy breakfast area - although we only had little time left before our flight back home. The friendly stuff and this calm, bright place are totes inviting to stay a little longer. And no, this is not a sponsored post ;) 
But what's probably best: you can walk around town without ever going underground or having to pay for transport due to the hotel's location. Of course, this depends on where you wanna go; you can reach the Brandenburger Tor, Reichstag, Alexanderplatz etc. within 15-20 minutes, walking down some pretty streets, next to one or two shop windows.. ha! For more information, please check out the Hotel Calma website.

Love, Julie.


MBFW: Samuel Sohebi Fashion Show powered by Huawei

My first ever Fashion Week invitation came in very surprisingly - as I already told you in my last post - when Katii made me her travel companion to Berlin. Mobile communication brand Huawei had us flown in for a MBFW side event, the fashion show of Samuel Sohebi, formerly known as stylist and Paris Hilton-pal, now turnt designer. Taking place at Club Felix, next to Brandenburger Tor, we were warmly welcomed by a nice PR lady and led to our reserved seats in the second row - which, from my angle, felt like front row, really. It was fun to see groups of stuck-up, rich people gathering and quite interesting to recognize some pretty lonely and lost looking girls among these. It didn't take us long to realize that we assumably were guests of the probably trashiest fashion night during MBFW, since there were 'celebs' like Georgina Fleur, Kim Gloss, Micaela Schäfer and other wannabe starlets, basically known for Playboy shootings or the TV show 'I'm a celebrity, get me out of here'. Obtaining that circus (funny, though ;)), the following conclusions crossed my mind:

Money can buy clothes and brands, but it sure can't buy style!

... and ...

No matter how vain or narcissistic, insecurities are hidden behind smartphones.
Makes you look busy, you know.

Aside from the people attending, the focus - obviously - was on the runway and the dresses shown. Some of them did not meet my style, a few, though, were marvelous - especially from the back! My absolute favourite is the wedding like gown pictured above. Unfortunately, what distracted me most from watching the clothes being presented, was the MAJOR concern I had about the models' health. I've never seen mannequins so skinny since the discussion about anorexic models on runways a couple of years ago. I really hoped we were over it. Society and fashion were over it. But naively, I was wrong. To say I was shocked over the appearance of the girl in the lilac dress below would be understated. I couldn't cope with my imagination of young girls being exploited, being promised a glamorous life, starving themselves until they become severely sick. I don't get it. I simply don't get why any designer would hire models with obvious eating disorders and promoting such a dramatic lifestyle. All I could think of during the show was:


Speaking of food, Katii and I stayed at the event location until about half past two in the morning, had quite a few drinks, danced beside Aaron Carter (and didn't notice it until we browsed instagram the next morning! lol) and went looking for something edible later. If you're ever around Friedrichstraße, check out 'Prime Kebap' - we've been moaning over our dishes for like half an hour straight. :D All in all, the trip was pretty exciting, fancy and adventurous. I loved being a part of it and I'm thankful Huawei gave me the possibility to take a look behind usually closed doors and guest lists, broaden my mind and finding out once more that all that glitters isn't gold. Fashion, anyways, will always be a party I'm passionate to join.

Love, Julie.

Mobile phones by Huawei